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Get everything threaded and when I go to sew it bunches all up on the bottom either bunches or the thread is all loose

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Hello,
Here's some solutions to try.

* Re-thread your machine
It may be threaded incorrectly.

* Raise your feed dogs
If your machine has this feature.
* When you start to sew a seam, hold the upper and bobbin thread tails. Hold them back and out of the way as you sew your first couple of stitches. This will keep them from getting
caught in your machine.

I hope this helps you.


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I have this exact same problem right now, thats why I am on the computer, I am trying to sew some curtains for my wife after a couple of beers and the frigin thing keeps jaming or not catching thread even tho after several trys I even decided to follow manual exactly word for word.
My Solution: Grab another Cold beer from fridge, calmly place sewing machine and the mess around it back into box, throw the fuckin thing back into the cupboard, take curtains to seamstress tomorrow and pay for it to be done. for medicinal purposes only Proceed to drink beer, repeat first and last step again.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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