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The machine does not sew. the needle goes up and down and advances but no seam sewing is done

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Double check that the needl is straight and in its proper positon. If it doesn't meet the bobbin correctly, the 2 threads with not link. hope this helps

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The thread gets tangled in the bobbin area when needle goes down


This is common... and typically caused by operator error. First take the thread spool completely off the machine... and replace it then rethread making sure that it's done properly and with the pressure foot in the UP position

Second... make sure that when you are starting a seam.... grasp the thread ends until you are at least 2 inches into the seam.

Third if you are successful you are done.... if you still have loops and tangles below, adjust your top thread tension (little bits at a time) sew a little, then adjust again a little.

4th... it's unlikely... but it does happen. Every once in a while.. especially after a needle break... your bobbin can get a nick or burr... as can the hook. Inspect carefully with a strong magnifying glass. If you find a burr try some emery board or fine sand paper. While you are at it check your needle.. it may need replacing too.

Good luck!

Jul 13, 2014 | Singer Confidence 7469 Mechanical Sewing...

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Sewing Machine froze up


it's very possible that the machine jumped time,even tho the needle didn't
break, it's possible that the needle bent.
the machine needs to be retimed at a sewing machine shop.

Apr 26, 2012 | Brother Sewing Machines

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My thread keeps breaking when I sew over a seam, I have replaced the needle, tried a different cotton, & replaced the bobbin case & it still keeps breaking any suggestions?


Hi
You seem to have done everything as correctly as expected.
There are some minor things that could be disturbing yet.
Make sure that needle is exacly correct in her place and that the thread isthread from the correct side. One thing I knowworks wellwhen sewing thick parts is to hold the fabric in such a way that it is a bit streched under the needle and to let the machine go slowly over the thick bits.
Hope this will be of some help
Kolbrun

Mar 08, 2012 | Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized...

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Need help with seam guide? there are no numbers, how do i know what each line measures?


Firstly you need to ensure your needle is centred, remove the presser foot for a bit of room, lower the needle down into the needle plate, and then measure from the needle to the right to each marking on your needle plate.

If you are in the USA, then I'd guess there would be three markings at 1/4" 1/2" and 5/8". Quarter inch is your narrow seam for quilting but if you are sewing garments, then the seam allowance is usually 5/8", it would be marked on your paper pattern though. Some patterns such as Burda came with no allowance and you need to add them on, again it would be marked on the pattern though.

If you are in a metric country, then it will probably have 10mm, 15mm and 20mm marked. Normal seam allowance is 15mm.

If you have trouble remembering which marking to use, you could always stick a strip of masking tape onto your plate along the line you use for seams until you get some sewing experience.

You might like to visit www.sewing.about.com, Debbie Cosgrove gives loads of very useful information there, a learn to sew page along with some free projects. At the tender age of 10 I recall sewing an apron and triangle scarf in home economics as my very first project on an Elna Star SU, simple projects are best when starting out.

If you are going to sew garments, then you may also like to check out www.patternreview.com, I love this site as members share their experience with commercial sewing patterns, some very talented sewists there; many of them have their own blogs too.

If you can find a sewing beginner class, take it, it will get you started with basic techniques that patterns don't really give you and help with that initial learning curve. And my last suggestion, invest in a good sewing textbook; I've got the Vogue Book of Sewing, and also the The Sewing Book by Alison Smith published by Doring Kindersley; I love this one, loads of great images and its a fresh publication. Bit pricey but if you could always ask a loved one to buy it for Christmas. Feel free to connect to me if you have any other sewing questions, I'd love to help.

Happy sewing

Nov 21, 2011 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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What does feed dog lever do on my Elna 6005 Heirloom sewing machine? Do I need to alter it for sewing very thick fabrics/seams?


Feed dog lever should lower the feed dogs, these are the teeth that grip and move the fabric foward and backwards as the needle goes up and down, they are under the needle plate.

Only time you would lower the feed dogs is if you want to do free motion embroidery or darning perhaps.

So no, don't touch for normal seam stitching. If you are sewing very heavy fabric you may want to lessen the pressure on the presser foot a little (if your machine has this adjustment it will be a knob on top of the head above the pressure foot area).

You may find that your machine doesn't really like very thick fabrics. Sewing something like upholstery weight with a domestic machine is pretty ambitious; an industrial strength machine is best bet.

Nov 09, 2011 | Elna Heirloom Edition 6005

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My Elna 7200 doesnt feed properly especially if I start out with a bulky seam. It also has problems crossing seams. Any ideas?


You could try using a seam jumper when crossing bulk, this is a little plastic device that you put in front and behind the pressure foot to keep it level as it goes over the bulk. This then means the machine can keep feeding the fabric evenly. WIthout it, the feed dogs arent getting enough pressure, the machine slows and can't feed the seam, your needle may deflect and strike the foot, and broken needle may be the result.

Here is a link to one called a Jean a Ma Jig, http://sewing.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.clotilde.com/store/

Also, try bashing the seam you are wanting to sew across first with a hammer and always trim the seam allowances inside the seam if you can. If sewing denim, use a denim needle with blue coating, it helps it pass between the densely woven fibres in this fabric.

However, it may be that your machine just hasn't got the strength to stitch through more than 6 layers, many wont. Especially if you use buttonhole twist thread to get the read to wear jeans seam finish. I often resort to using my old SInger 20U industrial straight stitch when altering jeans.

Nov 05, 2011 | Elna 7200 Computerized Sewing Machine

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I have a brother VX-950 sewing machine I have a pretty good stitch on top and bottom, put it is still puckering. I tried the tension. What elese should I try?


New needle and make sure it is the right sized needle for the fabric that you are sewing. If silky satin then use a size 70 or even 60 needle sharp. If microfibre then there are Schmetz needles called microtec that are perfect for this.

Also try shortening the stitch length a little. You may still need to finesse the tension a bit. I think this is a front loading bobbin machine so you might try adjusting the tension on the bobbin holder a little bit. It is hard with these as there is no "0' marking to set it to, its just trial and testing.

Also, are you pinning across the seam line at about 3 inch intervals?

If there is still some puckering happening, then perhaps, stop at the end of the seam with the needle in the work, and ease the fabric along the stitching line a bit to smooth out the seam, then do the reversing stitches at the end to lock off the seam.

Also press, press, press each seam. Always press on top of the seam, turn it over and press the underside of the seam, then lie right side down on the ironing board and press the seam allowances open. This sets the stitches into the fabric and finishes off the seam appearance. I always sew with the ironing press on beside me.

You may still be unhappy with the seam result after doing all this - if you enjoy sewing then consider shopping for a higher quality machine - there is a difference in stitching quality between a $400 and $2,000 machine. You could always take a piece of your fabric to a sewing dealer near you and test sew on a European machine, you should see a difference in the stitching quality.




Apr 17, 2011 | Brother Sewing Machines

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In the middle of sewing some tulle my machine stoped threading the stitches , i had a look and the needle was covered in something rather sticky! has this happened to any1 else!~?what could be causing the...


Yes, if there is an iron-on adhesive being stitched over.

A bead of Sewer's aid along the seam line in advance of stitching will keep the needle clean - but, with tulle, it may not adhere.

Try it on the top thread by running a bead of SA down the side of the spool to lightly coat the thread.

Mar 19, 2010 | Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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