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How do you thread a strick matador knitting machine

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I have a manual for this machine, so if you want to email me at elizabeth.runs@bigpond.com , I can send it to you.

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Looking for free manual for Kenmore 12511. or instructions on how to a just machine to sew stretchy material


Sears carries a lot of Kenmore manuals, however, there is usually a fee. Have never seen one for no cost.

BTW--be sure to use jersey or stretch stitch needles (ball point) for knit fabrics. You probably should use either a zig-zag or stretch stitch so the threads don't "pop" when the fabric overstretches the thread.

https://www.seamwork.com/issues/2015/06/knits-without-a-serger

search the internet for "sewing stretch fabric" or "sewing knits"

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Apr 15, 2016 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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My needle threads keep on breaking, I don't know what to do


  • Check the tension of the upper thread. If it's too tight, the pressure on the thread will cause it to break.
  • Check the thread you are using. If you're using two different kinds (one on top and one in the bobbin) that difference can cause the threads to break.
  • Are you using the proper thread for the job? Using a thin or light thread for sewing heavy fabric can lead to breakage.
  • Are you using the correct needle? Sewing knits with a sharp needle or sewing woven fabrics with a knit or ballpoint needle can also cause the thread to snap.
  • Is your machine threaded correctly? Incorrect threading can be another cause for thread breakage.
I hope this helps.

Mar 04, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I am having adjustment problems on my machine, it did not have an owners manual. missing stitches and bunching up underneath the meterial


Have you changed the needle ? Is the fabric a knit ? If the needle has been used for awhile, it may be dull. Many modern fibres are quite hard on needles, which need to be replaced fairly often.



Many knit fabrics require a ball point or Q needle.. [ Kenmore\'s brand of ball point knit needle]. Many knits are notorious for causing skipped stitches and a special needle for knits can really help with this.



If thread is bunching up, is this underneath or on top of the fabric ?

If it is underneath, the top tension may need to be adjusted. Mal adjusted top tension can cause a lot of problems, and the mechanism that controls it can become worn and may need service or replacement.

Oct 01, 2014 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Brother se 2700 will not sew on knit fabric


Check that you are using a ballpoint needle, designed for knits. Also, be sure that the thread is not 100% cotton thread.

Jul 15, 2014 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

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Singer 534 skipping stitches


Most sewing machines will sew well on sturdy woven fabrics without being perfectly adjusted. However, because knit fabrics have more stretch, and have a tendency to pull the needle in one direction or another, a sewing machine has to be very well adjusted to sew on them well. You needle clearance or timing could be slightly off, and would cause the machine to skip on knits. Unless you have a reasonable amount of experience with adjusting sewing machines, it would probably be best to take your machine to a repair shop to get it adjusted. Make sure you tell them what kind of thread and material you are working with. Take some samples if you can.

Mar 19, 2014 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Thread bunching up on backside


It can be due to:
1. threading tension
2. needle size and point (ball point for knits)

Dec 21, 2013 | Bernina Virtuosa 150

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After threading the threads are still 4 staight threads, they are not knitting


is this a knitting machine or a serger?
if it's a serger try checking to see if the needles are in backwards
if they are in correctly then try some new needles

Mar 27, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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What would be a "stretch" stitch setting?


For a stretch stitch use a narrow zig zag stitch. Use a ball point needle with knit fabrics.

May 30, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Help! i was sewing knit & it pulled down into the plate. I pulled it out (not too hard) but now the thread does not pick up the bottom thread at all. Is that timing? How do I fix? It's a Singer...


I think what happened is you didn't have the thread seated into the top tension disc, that will pull the fabric down like that. Start all over, re-thread the machine upper and lower, also, what stitch length do you have the machine set at? If your sewing on knit it is important to use a 'knit' needle and use a very small zig'zag or stretch stitch. If your using a small straight stitch then that will defineatley cause that problem too. Always make sure the needle is in the fabric and the pressure foot is down before you start to sew.

Aug 19, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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