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Stiches skip I have threaded the machine exactly as described but I still don't get the proper stitching. Nothing sews

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Re: stiches skip

Things to try:
1. New needle.
2. Make sure the needle is put in the correct way (there are fronts and backs to the needles).
3. Make perfectly sure that your bobbin is put into the bobbin case correctly (the thread going clock or counter-clock wise as indicated in the directions)
4. Make sure your bobbin thread is wound through the case and out as indicated by the directions

(these points vary DRASTICALLY by model of machine and brand).
5. Holding about 4 or 5 inches of top thread, rotate the flywheel (on the far right of your machine) by hand (don't use the footpedal). The needle should go down, it's thread creates a loop, and the bobbin thread loops through that loop; as you continue to rotate the flywheel, the needle will come back up, bringing its own thread AND the bobbin thread. This is when the machine is ready to sew (when both threads are up).
6. If your machine has been moved around and not very gently, then it is possible that the bobbin case and housing have been jostled out of alignment. If that's the case, then you'll need an experienced sewer to look at it for you - mostly that's a case of minor adjustment.

If you remember that the needle is flying up and down thousands of times in a minute, then having all these elements in perfect alignment makes sense.

Even experienced sewists get stumped with this, especially when working with a new machine.

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Skip stiches

Changing the needle may be helpful. A bent/damaged needle will tend to not pick up the bobbin thread properly.

Try a different type of thread--avoid old or bargain bin threads.

Could also be an incompatibility of the needle, thread, and fabric.
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If it still skips stitches, then it may have a needle/hook timing issue that would require service.


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How can i fix this please.

Be sure to install a brand new needle. Bent/damaged needles will often cause skipped stitches. Also, make sure to use the correct needle for the thread and fabric. AVOID old thread or thread from the bargain bin. They are cheap and there's a reason why they are...

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Hi, I just need to know how to thread this machine properly or, where can I get a manual please?

Search the internet for:

Make + Model + the word "Manual"

or contact manufacturer support. Most machines are threaded similarly, so even if you can't find a manual for your model, a manual for a model similar to yours will be helpful.

You can also search YouTube videos for threading instructions.

When threading, be sure to always raise the presser foot during the upper threading process. This releases the tension disk and allows the thread to seat properly.

For skipped stitches, try installing a brand new needle.

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Skipping stitches

Skipped stitches
1. A bent or dull needle
2. The wrong needle for your fabric
knit fabrics require a jersey or ballpoint tip. Most wovens do well with a universal tip, and specialty fibers, like leather or metallic, usually require specific needles.
3. Incorrect machine threading
4. Unbalanced needle thread tension
Start by making relatively small changes and run a test stitch to evaluate the impact. If you need to adjust the tension dial using woven cotton fabric with good quality all-purpose thread and a new needle
5.check the needle is inserted correctly. The needle needs to be pushed as far up the needle shaft as possible. It's easy to insert the needle half way, clamp it down and think it is inserted correctly.
the flat part of the needle should be positioned towards the back. If the needle is not inserted correctly, it will not be able to pull up the bobbin thread and will cause skipped stitches.
6. If the suggestions don't help then it is time for a tune-up.

May 17, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Skipped stitches
1. The needle is not inserted correctly
Remove needle & reinsert needle( flat side towards the back of machine)
2. The needle is damaged
replace with new needle
3. The wrong size needle is being used
Choose a needle to suit the thread & fabric
4. The foot not attached correctly
Check & attach correctly

Jan 12, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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When I am sewing it will sew about 3 stiches and then jam.. It does it if I change weight of material or it will s kip stiches.

Skipped stitches is usually indication that needle is blunt or burred.
Or if you are using a sharp needle on knit fabrics it may also skip a little.

Not sure what you mean by "change weight of material" - do you mean you are sewing applique and going from one fabric weight onto another? or different sewing projects?

It is a good idea to change your needle for each new project (4-6 hours sewing time max) and choose the right type of needle and size for your project.

However, the jamming part sounds more like thread tension issues, especially if the jamming is happening underneath from the bobbin. If stitching is loose underneath, then top tension is the problem and visa versa.

Recheck your threading path, top and bottom tensions and that you have good quality thread. Change the needle, rewind a fresh bobbin, thread up and try again.

There is really good info on or I refer to my Singer Sewing Machine textbook at lot too. Good luck.

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Top thread keeps breaking during sewing. Tension adjustment does not solve the issue. Also, machine is skipping stiches and will not sew anything but a straight stitch: needle moves in the ziz=zag or...

This could be more than one issue, first I don't think you have the machine threaded correctly. Make sure when you thread that the thread is seated betweeen the tension disc on the top and also, make sure that you have properly but tin the bobin

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Skips stiches and breaks the tread

this sounds like the thread tension is to tight.this will cause it to skip stitches and break the thread

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