Question about Bernina Activa 130
I'm using a Janome 2522LE and sewing through some tough materials, however the machine seems strong enough to cope with this: stainless steel fine mesh (almost like fabric) and leather, together.
(I've done lots of tests with leather needles & threads etc and have found the right combination to cope with both materials together).
I am having problems with the underside stitch - I want to use stretch stitch mainly, and straight stitch but the underneath looks very messy.
On stretch: there is looping/bunching and feels raised and bumpy
On straight: it either looks like a straight tight line with even spaced bobbles, or when i reset the top tension, it can look diagonal and loose, still with bobbles.
Both the top and underside of my fabrics will be in view, so I need to achieve a really neat stitch on both sides. Can you help please? Many thanks
Sounds like a bottom tension problem, to be sure I would have to have a look, I would suggest you have it looked at. Not sure about the materials you are sewing and have serious doubts as to whether the machine you are using is up for the job and will give you a satisfactory finish. It is possible a "walking foot" machine is what you need.
Posted on Mar 26, 2008
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