Question about Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Needle was not in tight and machine recognized that. It stopped and was tightened. But was in middle of apply a name and now can't get it to finish the name.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Sewing Machines Master
  • 1,001 Answers

Unfortunately, you will have to unpick name and start again.

Posted on Sep 07, 2017


3 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1388 Answers

SOURCE: I can't get my neetle tensions tight enough on my brother overlock machine

First thing is to make sure there is no lint etc caught in the tension unit, even a small amount can reduce tension considerably.

If that doesn't solve the problem, we need you to give more detail of the machine, as there are a couple of different tension units which require different methods, 'over the top' or 'around a knob' ........which of these two is most like your machine ?

4dc58fd.jpg 9e8abb7.jpg
If you want any more help with this, post back to here, or just drop a line through the "Contact Us" page at

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

  • 323 Answers

SOURCE: Breaking Thread

Use a bigger spool stopper to keep the thread from catching in the **** on the thread spool.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

I have juki 1541industrial machine . It started sewing upside down . Instead of nice stiching on top show side it on bottom. Any ideas

This is caused by the tension between the bobbin and needle threads being out of balance. If the knots between the stitches are on the bottom side, then you need to tighten your needle thread tension a little at a time until the knot is in middle of fabric. The reverse of this is if the knots are on the top, then either your bobbin tension is too loose or your needle thread tension is too tight. If this occurs, then loosen your needle thread a little at a time to see if knot goes down in middle of fabric. If it does not, then you need to increase the tension on your bobbin thread. This done by taking bobbin case out and tighten the small screw located in the middle of the spring on the side of the case. You only need a slight, steady pull on the bobbin thread - the more you put on the bobbin, the more you are going to have to put on the needle thread.

Feb 13, 2015 | Juki Sewing Machines

1 Answer

How can I fix the needle assembly on my Bernina 930 all of the sudden doesn't move up and down?

There is a screw-in "hub", a round thingie, to tighten on the end of the machine, in the middle of the big spinning wheel. Hold the wheel and turn the hub clock-wise to tighten it ("Righty-Tighty, Lefty-Loosy).

It may be a bit tight to start with, they can "jam" open. Just turn it firmly as needed.

The reason the hub tightens and loosens is so you can run the machine quite fast when filling a bobbin up with thread without having all the gears and werkin's clatter as you do so.

Here is a VIDEO (better than just a photo, yes?) on how to operate your very model sewing machine!

Aug 04, 2014 | Bernina Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Fixing a new needle on a sewing machine

Turn the hand-wheel counterclockwise until the needle is at the highest point. Lower the guide or presser foot. This will give the maximum room possible for working with the needle.
Turn the needle clamp screw counterclockwise until the needle comes loose. This screw is located on the side of the small
box, known as the needle clamp, that holds the needle in place.
Remove the old needle by pulling it straight down and then angling it outward. Place a new needle into the holding slot or needle clamp.
Tighten the new needle into place by turning the clamp screw clockwise until tight. Do not over-tighten the needle.

Here's a tip
Use a needle that is appropriate for the type of fabric you are sewing. Using the wrong needle may result in breakage and increase the number of needles to be changed
Over-tightening a needle can cause it to be crooked and break. Turn the clamp screw only until the needle feels stiff in place.

Aug 23, 2012 | Euro-Pro Shark 9110 Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Stop Clamp Not Working

What are you calling a "stop clamp" ??

Aug 31, 2009 | White Sewing 1418 Mechanical Sewing...

1 Answer

Thread jammimg on the underside when sewing

This is usually caused by the machine being out of sync. The first thing I would try is a brand new needle. Even a slightly bent needle can cause this problem. Make sure the needle is in correctly and tight. Next make sure you treaded the machine correctly, making sure that thread goes into the top tension properly. The top tension should be calibrated to be in the middle. I would slowly turn the handle making sure the stitch looks proper. From there try tightening or loosening the tension until the loops on the underside start to get smaller until they look tight but not too tight or you'll start breaking the top thread.
I would use a standard 14 needle with some standard medium weight cotton to calibrate the unit.
Hope this helps. Let me know your results

Aug 23, 2009 | Euro-Pro 416 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Breaking Thread

Use a bigger spool stopper to keep the thread from catching in the **** on the thread spool.

Dec 22, 2008 | Husqvarna Viking 1

1 Answer

Needle breaking-CE 250

I had that same problem and it was due to the thread being too tight. Put the thread net on your thread and it should be ok.

Dec 22, 2007 | Singer CE-200 Quantum Futura Computerized...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

31 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1133 Answers

Chris Wetmore

Level 2 Expert

185 Answers


Level 3 Expert

78010 Answers

Are you a Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides