Question about Brother NX-400

1 Answer

I want to sew two pieces of fleece together and put blanket binding on with a decorative stitch. (Making a baby blanket). Thread breaks or skipping stitches. What needle and thread combination should I use?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 255 Answers

Take a look at the chart on needle and thread I posted as a tip, but generally, you'll need to use a larger needle, something like a 14 or maybe even a 16, but you shouldn't need heavy-duty thread.

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

What should your tension be set on sewing machine for when sewing a 2-sided baby fleece blanket?


Sewing fleece presents some special challenges. For one, it dulls needles quickly, so change out the needles frequently. Sometimes a walking or rolling foot may be helpful.

http://www.sewsimple.com/articles/sewing_with_fleece

12 Tips for Sewing With Fleece

Tips and Tricks For Sewing Fleece Robes

Working With Fleece

Fabric Tips Sewing Fleece National Sewing Circle

Sep 07, 2017 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

2 Answers

My pfaff2044 started sewing uneven stitches. It can sew nice then next second leave a big stretch then sew normal again and then itll leave a bigger stretch it also wont blind stitch.


3 Common Sewing Machine Problems (and How to Fix Them)

www.marthastewart.com/.../common-sewing-machine-rep...

Martha StewartSep 26, 2014 - We consulted Becky Hanson of Singer Sewing Company for her tips on ... The Problem: Stitches are coming out uneven or skipping entirely.

Basic Sewing Machine Troubleshooting - Sewing School

sewingschool.org/2011/03/16/basic-sewing-machine-troubleshooting/
Mar 16, 2011 - The thread breaks, my needle bends, or skipped stitches - UGH! Don't get ... Problem: My stitches are uneven and sometimes skipping!

My stitches are coming out uneven - SewingSupport.com

www.sewingsupport.com/sewing.../sewingsupport.../sewing.../my-stitches...
What to do if the stitches from your sewing machine are coming out uneven. Sewingmachine troubleshooting guide.

Dec 12, 2015 | Sewing Machines

2 Answers

How to sew on fleece


Be sure to put in a brand new needle (Ballpoint or Microtex) and use a good quality polyester thread.

Lighten the presser foot pressure (if your machine has that capability). If that is not possible, you might find using a walking foot will keep the top fabric from "pushing" in front of the foot.

Here are some additional hints that may be helpful:
12 Tips for Sewing With Fleece

How to Sew with Fleece

http://www.stitchnsave.com/fleece/Sewing_with_Fleece_Fabric.asp

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CEkQFjAHahUKEwjEwMmtyM7HAhXBM4gKHZvYDDE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ca.uky.edu%2FHES%2Ffcs%2FFACTSHTS%2FCT-MMB-159.pdf&ei=E8rhVYTrJ8HnoASbsbOIAw&usg=AFQjCNGwft7cdgdU_nWtfjPJ1q1Xy4MNeQ&cad=rja

http://www.sewsimple.com/articles/sewing_with_fleece

Sewing Fleece on Sewing Machine

Aug 28, 2015 | Sewing Machines

2 Answers

Skipped stitches


lower your needle. If up to high can't catch the bobbin thread.

Aug 31, 2017 | PfaFF Tiptronic 2040

1 Answer

I am trying to sew fleece fabric.I cannot get the stitches to bind.sew together.On cotton sewing fine.but on fleece not. help!!


you have to use a different needle on fleece than you do on cotton, look in the sewing machine manual and see which needle is suggested for your sewing machine and also if the tension needs to be adjusted.

Aug 21, 2013 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

I have no manual for my Elna 1010 sewing machine. My question is how do I thread it and is there a blanket stitch on this machine. Thank you. Joan


There are several websites where manuals can be found:

http://www.tias.com/stores/relics/ has authorised reproductions of many Elna manuals for sale but not yours.

www.diplodocs.com is a free souce but no 1010 there.

www.sewingpartsonline.com is a great site too, and they have yours for sale $US15
link is
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-manual-elna-1010.aspx

I don't know this model real well, but I'm guessing it is a front loading bobbin and bobbin case design maybe?? If so, you may well find that just looking at the instructions for any front loading bobbin machine will get you started,
try this link
http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Elna_Sewing_machine_threading/Elna_225_threading_diagram.htm
These Elnitas 225, 244, 245 were front loading bobbin style but "made under licence" and sold by Elna. I think the 1010 may well be a similar design so see if these diagrams help get you under way.

Its always helpful to source the genuine manual if possible though so worth spending the money; manuals contain maintenance info as well as threading up, and different techniques and accessories usually.

Lastly, Blanket stitch. I presume you mean the big chunky stitch where you turn an edge over and it looks like a straight line with a diagonal stitch going to the folded edge at regular intervals like this.
tally_girl_77.jpg Some sewing machines do a similar "overcasting" stitch but it won't be big like you might want on polar fleece or a blanket edge. The commercial blanket stitch you see on blankets will be done by a special purpose industrial machine and it applies a single thread just as you would when doing a blanket stitch by hand. So look at the stitch selection dial on your machine and see if there is something resembling a blanket stitch but it usually would only be 4mm wide, the maximum your machine probably can stitch.

So if you want a genuine blanket stitch, its a needle and heavy thread hand job, there are instructions on how to do at www.sewing.about.com, link is http://sewing.about.com/od/beginner1/ss/blanketstitch.htm

Sep 22, 2011 | Elna 1010

1 Answer

My Evolve serger is skipping stitches while using the 4 thread safety stitch which is a chain stitch with a two thread overlock. Sews fine for a few stitches and then skips a loop which unravels. I checked...


First, change the needles making sure to use the el705 needle system. Second, make sure the subsidiary looper is engaged properly (plugging up the upper looper hole). Also make sure the needles are all the way up in the machine. This should do it or it may need to be adjusted but the Evolve is a very, very reliable machine. Hope this helps...

Nov 20, 2009 | Baby Lock Evolve

1 Answer

Skipping stitches and sometime the thread breaks.


Sounds like a tension problem maybe. Too tight tension will bend, and break the needle, especially if sewing fast in free machine embroidery, in this mode, the tensions have to be looser anyway. I can't explain why the wheel flagged and stopped, but experiment with tensions first.

Mar 27, 2017 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother NX-400 Logo

247 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1133 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18425 Answers

Irene Tulloch

Level 2 Expert

484 Answers

Are you a Brother Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...