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Stitching problem My machine is missing stiches when I'm sewing on knit. I'm not sure if I have the settings wrong or if something is wrong with the machine. I have lost the manual for the machine...

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How can I stitch Stretchable cloth with this machine..


Be sure you are using the correct needle for stretch fabric.

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Set your machine for a zig-zag (or stretch stitch if you have it) to accommodate the fabric stretch.

Use a good quality thread. Avoid old or bargain bin threads. Cotton thread will break easier than polyester.

You may need to adjust the tension for the fabric.

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Which number stich do I choose to saw a stretch fabric


Consult the owner's manual--there is usually an explanation of how and when to use stitch selections. If sewing a knit, use a ball point needle. Otherwise, a zig-zag stitch will work with stretch fabric. Test it first on a scrap piece of the fabric to see what works best.

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I have decor pro99 and it is not sewing button holes properly it's missing stitches and just before the end it just gathers up


The link below features 3 different videos on YouTube for you machine. Maybe there is something there that will help.

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Mar 09, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Tension wrong on sewing genie , bottom stich just makes a huge mess


Begin with tension setting in the middle of it's range. If the stitching improves tighten until it's perfect. Ps "Sewing Genie" isn't a real sewing machine... apologies.

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My Bernina Bernette 65 has a problem with the thread bunching up every 10-15 stiches on the bottom. Some of the thread stitches on the bottom of the fabric are in a straight line, and then the thread will...


try a new needle--one that is for the fabric being sewed
then try to adjust the top thread tension again, if the stitches remain loose and the tension won't adjust then the tension knob needs to be checked to see if there is something wrong with it.
also check to make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case, if the bobbin is not turned the right way in the bobbin case the sewing machine will not stitch correctly.

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I am sewing a knit fabric on my Lily 540 and it is skipping stitches like crazy. I have tried adjusting the tension and the stitch length with no success. seem to always have a hard time with getting even...


It sounds like you may be using the wrong needle. For knit fabric you need a ball point needle in order for it to sew correctly. A regular sharp type needle can cause the stitches to skip. Also make sure you have the right size for the type of fabric. Lighter weight fabric needs smaller size needle and thicker types need bigger sized needles.

Also make sure you have the right presser foot and the right pressure on the presser foot to get nice even stitches. A roller foot helps when sewing knit fabrics.

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Can someone tell me which stitch to use on the Bernette 65 to sew elastic? I can't seem to find a stretch stitch. Thanks.


Are you sewing through elastic such as joining the two ends of a loop of elastic in a waistband?

If so, just your straight stitch or three step zig zag works fine.

If you are actually seaming on knit fabrics then you need a stitch with forwards and backwards movement to allow the fabric to give when worn without breaking the thread in the seam. tally_girl_8.jpg If this is your machine and you want to stich jersey or knits, I'd use the overcasting stitch, fifth from the right. or the tricot stitch to the right of it, this stitch is good for attaching rib trim around necks and sleeves.

Your sewing machine manual should also give you information on which stitch is used for what. I also like the Singer Sewing Manual book for good general sewing information.

Mar 09, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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When doing appliqueson a shirt, there small holes all around it. If you stretch stretch the shirt afterwards, it tears. What am I doing wrong?


Wrong needle perhaps? if the shirt is a knit then you should be using a ball point needle to sew it, probably a size 70 or 80 for jersey weight. You probably should back the project with a tear away stabiliser too to give the machine grip and hold the fabric while stitching.

And finally, check that you are using a good quality machine embroidery thread as these are glossy, fill the satin stich nicely, and are designed for this purpose.

Mar 03, 2011 | Baby Lock Esante

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Stitching is too loose


hi! this particular problem is common when tension and stiches adjustment does not match and complied to fabrics your trying to sew,there a is hard way to find manual specialy to old ones. but if you want it may help you some i got here on manual sears 1803.if your control look similar to this in figure5180e2c.jpg there are stitch control one for straight stitching and one
on special stitching.the small dial near needle is tension dial.You can set tension on # 3 to 5
stitch dial as in figure7a4913a.jpgif you are
sewing a straight stiches set to # 8 to 12 trial are needed somtimes to acquired smooth sewing,Be sure no mechanical problem regarding in machine operation.try to sew a cotton fabric for trial then if sewing another fabrics sudden adjustment should be done.If your machine is equipted by auto tension just select on the fabrics.well small information can sometime helpfull ...nice sewing

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