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How do you sew with a double needle for stretchy materials? How do you thread needles?

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You should have two reel pins on the top, thread the machine as normal and put each thread either side of the tension discs, do not have the stitch width more than 2 or 3 or you will break the needles. make sure you use stretch stitch needles.

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Why is my brother ls2160 is sewing fine on cotton but not on the material I am using. Its a stretchy silky kind of material. What am i doing wrong?


You may need to use a walking foot with your machine as stretchy fabrics are hard for the feed dogs to 'grip' and pull the material through under the needle.... you will probably need to change needle as well... there should be a helpful video on YouTube that will tell u all about sewing with stretchy fabrics and how a 'walking foot' works... hope that helps.

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How do I adjust the bottom thread tension on the 2 needle cover stitch?


Go back to the tension adjustments that were doing well with other fabrics.
You may need to go to a smaller size needle, and a finer thread. Sometimes I use a wooly nylon in my looper because it is very stretchy, but be careful when you pull it through as you are threading it because it will also break easily if you don't have your tensions full open as you are pulling it through.
Start out by buying a sheet or roll of Solvy. You can either cut it into strips to lay on top of the material as you sew or under it if you prefer. It should make the material lay flat as it sews. I have used tissue paper before under it to make it lay flat and keep it flat to make the looper thread stretch itself out as it sews.
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have you checked the needle to make sure it's in correctly--flat side of needle goes to the back of the machine

correct needle insertion is mandatory for the proper use in your sewing machine. Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the needle clamp screw to remove the old needle.
place the new needle in the needle clamp with the flat side of the needle facing the back (or if using a round needle the groove in the needle should be facing away from the shaft.
push the needle all the way up to the stop, or as far as it will go, then tighten the needle clamp screw.

how to decide which needle is correct to sew with, it depends on the fabric & thread being used for the project.
like for example, I've been sewing for over 30 years, I'm sewing a stretchy fabric & regular needles won't work because they skip stitches & will pull the fabric thus damaging the fabric, the needle I have to use is a singer universal ball point needles, & I have no problem with the stitches they come out fine.

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Have bernina 82e Not forming a sticth cleaned under presser foot under and around the hook and race, behind the face plate, put in a new needle, change thread, rethreaded


If you have done all that and double checked then you may need to retime the machine unless you are sewing on stretchy fabric or nylon in which case you need a special needle

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How to stitch stretchy material on my Kenmore model 15202 sewing machine


Normally I would use a Q (blue needle) and some gift tissue paper. Hold both threads until you get going. I am not sure if just a ball point needle will do the same thing as the Q, which is a Sears product, or not. But it sure don't hurt to try it on a scrap piece of material and get the Q if you need it.

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New to me. Threaded machine- started with needle in material. Stitched a couple of stitches and all the lights went on and buzzer went off.


Maybe, pull the material out of machine, and make sure that the thread didn't all jam in the bobbin area. If so, clean it out and rethread your machine, upper and lower. Now, put the material in again, but do not start with needle in the materal, make sure that it is in the highest position. Hang on to your threads, upper & lower, for a few stitches. If, your material is real stretchy or thin, put some stabilizer under it, or gift wrapping tissue paper under it. See what happens now. Good luck

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double check needle position and needle type. It will also do this on stretchy material, do to material catching on the thread

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Sewing machine tension?


Hi! This might be a tension issue, but it also could be caused by the needle. For stretchy fabric you need to use a stretch needle or at the least, a ballpoint needle. (see my tip about which needle to use).


Let me know if this solves the problem, ok?


Happy Sewing!

Robbie

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Lost manual


  • I'd satisfied to sew cotton/polyester than silk fabric, match more commonly use needle for cotton is no. 14 and stich no.3

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