Question about Singer Sewing Machines
Here are a few things to try.
* Re-thread your needle
It may be threaded incorrectly (backwards).
* Reinsert your needle
Make sure it goes all the way into the holder and that it’s positioned correctly – usually with the flat side away from the bobbin, but consult your machine’s manual to be sure.
* Change your needle
Your needle may be blunt, bent, or otherwise damaged.
* Your fabric may require a different needle. Generally, heavier fabrics require larger needles and thinner fabrics, smaller needles. You may also need a larger needle if you’re sewing through many layers of fabric. And make sure to use a ballpoint needle for knit fabrics and a sharp needle for wovens (or a universal needle for either). Make sure your needle is appropriate for the type of thread you’re using.
* Adjust the pressure of your pressure foot
It may be too light for your fabric.
* Change your thread
If your upper thread and bobbin threads are different types, try using the same thread for
both. And use a good quality, brand name thread.
* Adjust your thread tension
It may be too tight or too loose.
* Re-thread your machine
It may be threaded incorrectly.
* Change your needle plate
Try switching to a needle plate with a smaller hole (a straight stitch needle plate).
After changing your needle plate, check to make sure your needle aligns perfectly with this smaller hole before starting to sew. A misaligned needle could hit the plate and break, which could be dangerous. And make sure to change your needle plate back for zigzag and other wide stitches.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
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