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Does the sew crafty mini sewing machine have stitching on both sides of paper or on just the top. Also, do you thread the needle from the right to left on from left to right.

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    Thread the needle from left to right.



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Install a brand new needle and confirm it is inserted with the flat side facing the proper direction.. A bent, damaged needle will sometimes cause skipped stitches or even needle strikes inside the machine. A new needle is the least expensive cure for a lot of sewing machine problems. The needle should be changed about every 8 hours of sewing or at least when starting a new project.

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Is the machine plugged in?
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I hava a Janome 393 Sewing Machine which I got down from Middle East. I lost my manual on my return. Though the machine is new but it is skpping stitches. I shall appreciate if you guide me how to feed the...

First simple fix would be to change the needle for a fresh sharp one, the right size for the fabric you are sewing. Blunt or burred needles will cause poor stitching, missed stitches and often a popping or squeaking sound. New needle for every 4-6 sewing hours is the rule of thumb. I put in a new one for each new project and that way, I know it is fresh and the appropriate size and type. Use ball point needles for stretch fabrics and regular needles for woven fabrics.

I can not see a threading diagram for your machine on line but this site has good step by step instructions and also photos identifying the important parts of a sewing machine. They vary between makes and models but once you understand what each part does and how the stitch is formed, it is straightforward to thread up an unknown machine as they always have a similar path from the spool, to tension device, to a take up lever, then to the needle. Same applies to the bobbin, whether it is top loading or horizontal. There is a right way to put in the bobbin, and always some sort of tension spring or device which controls the release of the thread from the bobbin during stitching.tally_girl_37.jpg I can not find a 393 image either but here goes on the above image. Put the thread onto the spool pin on the back of the machine, right hand side. Sometimes the pins are retractable and need to be pulled up, others are fixed in place. Take the thread tail from right across to the left side and around the thread guide on top of the machine, the little metal hook, then down the front of the machine on the right hand side of that long dark green panel, at bottom, reverse direction and take back up the left hand side and catch thread into the take up lever. You can't see it in this photo, turn the fly wheel towards you until it raises up to its highest point and thread or pull the thread into its open end. Now back downwards towards the needle. There is usually a thread guide on the needle bar, hook thread behind this, then thread the needle and pull a tail of about 10 cms out under the pressure foot and to the back.
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If it was sewing correctly BEFORE the needle break...why did the needle break in the first place?...and what fixes did you make?
If it sewed properly...what changed?

Cut your upper thread close to the spool...make sure the presser foot is raised and pull the cut off thread section through/out of the machine from the needle area (sewing not pull the thread backwards!)

Clean out the bobbin area...remove any traces of lint or pieces of thread...look for any broken off needle pieces... brush the bobbin area out....then add a drop of sewing machine oil (but only if your manual says to oil that area).

Remove the needle plate to expose the feed dogs...brush/clean out that area too and add a drop of sewing machine oil...then secure the needle plate back on.
Replace the it again...yup...some needles arrive bad from the factory. Make sure the needle is inserted and positioned properly. Then thread the machine WITH the presser foot in raised position. (The thread needs to get seated into the upper tensions.)
..with the.presser foot down...thread the new needle.
Oh...and use the correct needle for the thread. (a universal 80/12 is standard).
Thread can cause issues too. Try a different bobbin, or maybe a different spool of thread to see if that makes a difference.

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