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I cut off jeans and turned them up to hem. Following all the directions in the manual, I began to sew, but the thread broke after only a few stitches. My thread is all-purpose thread. I tried tips in the manual, but none seemed to work. Can this machine sew on thick fabric like denim? Do machine needles come with large holes for threading? I have trouble threading because of eyesight.

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I turned up my husband's jeans using a size 100 needle. You can get easy thread needles that have a small gap in one side that you slide the thread through. There is a good way to turn up jeans and keep the original hem without having to cut them. Have a look at this site http://www.daciaray.com/?p=38

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