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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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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.

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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
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