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Draper eyelet punch

i want to put some eyelets on fabric and have purchased a draper interchangeable eyelet punch but i cant seem to figure it out, it didnt come with instructions and i opened the packaging thinking i could figure it out but i havent been able to????any ideas???

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There are two sizes of metal........use one of each to create the eyelet.

Thread the longer one over the stalk shaped side, and the shorter one on the other side........if the fabric is lightweight, the clamping motion should also cut the hole as it engages to create the eyelet...if it is too thick, you will need a hole punch to clear the way first.

The action is for the longer shaft to pass through the fabric, then the inside edge of the smaller one, then the edges are bent and rolled but the flanged die to finish and secure......try a few samples on scrap first.

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Clean your top tension device if you can get to it, these do gunk up with dye particles and dust with time and this can affect performance. To clean, turn dial to zero and "floss" between the metal tension discs with selvage edge of a clean piece of waste cotton fabric, if some black stuff comes out, keep cleaning. Set tension back to normal setting when done.

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if you can access the top tension discs then clean them out. turn tension dial to zero and floss between discs using edge of a ckean piece of cotton fabric. often lint and dye particles will build up in here. reset tension to 4 and thread upagain making sure thread is in all eyelets in the threading path. hold both threads at theback when you start stitching.

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You then seam and pull open the seam to get the flat lock look. A flat lock gives two different looks on each side of the fabric, the ladder on one side is nice on lingerie as you can run a ribbon up through it like an eyelet. The other side looks like on sweatshirting as a seam finish.

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If you can access them, try cleaning between the discs on the tension device. To do this, turn the tension dial to zero, then "floss" between the discs using the selvage edge of a clean piece of cotton offcut, if some gunk comes out, clean some more. You can moisten the fabric with denatured alcohol if the discs are pretty gummed out. Make sure you set tension back to 5, then thread up again and pay particular attention to the thread take up lever. This draws down the thread from the spool on its downward stroke, so is necessary to ensure smooth flow of thread from spool to needle.

Also see if the thread is catching anywhere in the thread path, it may be catching on the thread spool itself, some have a slot to hold the thread during storage. Also see if the thread has wrapped around any of the thread eyelets or part of the machine. Make sure its threaded through all the eyelets in the threading diagram, usually top eyelet, tension dial, take up lever then down to the needle.

Try all these things and see if it resolves the issues you are having, it is easy sometimes to just miss one part of the threading up, even experts do it sometimes.

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Love the TX, its a gem. Is it the top thread that is breaking before the needle?

You could check the following:
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Now check needle isn't bent blunt or has a burr on it and look around the needle bar or the eyelet above it to see if there is any sharp protrusion that is rubbing or catching the thread. Put in a new needle, flat shank to the back, and rethread down to just before the needle. Lower the pressure foot to engage the tension device and pull the top thread, there should be resistance but if it feels like its just not releasing at all, then the tension device could be faulting.

Remember, to always hold the two thread tails firmly behind the sewing area at the start of every seam to avoid them being pulled into the bobbin area.

Test sew again after trying the above; if no joy then take it to an Elna dealer. In face if the machine has not had a service clean in past two years then I'd definitely recommend you look up your nearest Elna dealer and take it in for one. Well worth the money for this little gem of a machine.

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I think you mean the take up lever? are you sure that the thread is threaded correctly into the eyelet/thread guide above and below the take up lever?

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You should be able to trouble shoot the first two options. For the timing, will it sew a zig zag stitch at all? If timing is out or you've tried all the other trouble shooting; I'd suggest a trip to the serviceman.

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