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The thread breaks after sewing about 4 inches.

I have a vintage dressmaker sewing machine (maybe 1950's). The machine will sew fine for about 4 inches of sewing and then the thread will break.

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Http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Manuals/Dressmaker_Manuals/Dressmaker_101_Instruction_Manual.htm

You do not say what model you have. Check this site out, if you need a manual.

What you need to do is to give it a good cleaning.


MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THE SCREWS WITH THE PARTS TAKEN OFF AND MAKE NOTE OF HOW YOU TAKE THING APART SO YOU CAN GET IT BACK TOGETHER

If this is the old metal machine, (I love them) remove the screws and plate on the top, (set this aside)

remove screw and part from the left side of machine, (set aside)

remove the needle (note how needle comes out, flat side in the back)

remove the needle plate

You are now able to see most of the inner workings of the machine

Using a can of air (do not put too close to machine parts) dust all the open parts. Can also use old fime paint brushes to get into dmall areas

now using ONLY sewing machine oil, TURN the hand wheel by hand, put a drop of oil on parts that go in and out of each other, rub over each other (on top, over the needle area and in the bobbin area, (IN bobbin area you can use a q-tip with oil to rub the area)

If turning the hand wheel by hand to oil moved freely, you can plug in machine and run machine to get the oil in all the parts (this will lubricate the parts you just oiled.

Put machine back together,

Use the air agsin to dust between the tension disks.

When winding the bobbin, make sure it winds even up and down.
thread machine and try

MAKE SURE YOUR BOBBIN THREAD AND TOP THREAD ARE PULLED TO THE BACK BEFORE SEWING AND HOLD THE THREADS FOR THE FIRST FEW SITCHES, IF NOT THE MACHINE WILL PULL THE THREADS AND YOU WILL GET BREAKAGE

GOOD LUCK

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

Testimonial: "Thank you for your advise. I know the machine needed oiled. The thread still breaks, but now it will sew a little longer before the thread breaks."

  • MONICA PULCINI Sep 09, 2009

    try this:



    make sure your bobbin thread is from the same thread you are using on top



    re thread carefully making sure you get the thread through the disks on the tension knob and that the thread clicks when you pull the thread upward for the tension spring,



    if using two different threads make sure they are of the same weight



    also try changing the sirection of your bobbin thread ( when you put the bobbin in the case pull the thread and look at the bobbin is it spinning clockwise or counter clock wise) try it the other way



    also sometimes the disks on the tension is pushing to hard on the thread which can make it brake try to loosen a little



    if still no luck

    email me at



    monis_gifts@bellsouth.net



    I'll see if I ca hekp some more

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