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Needle breaks I have no clue as to why my needle breaks unexpectedly. I have been doing a simple project using a cotton fabric

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  • Joe Grech May 11, 2010

    What type of stitch is causing the most breakage as it could be a timing problem or a binding of the mechanism.



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The tension may be too tight causing the needle to break or the needle is hitting the bobbin case cam causing it to break. Suggest you take it to an authorized husqvarna viking dealer for service if the problem still exists. You can locate a dealer near you by visiting the husqvarna viking website and clicking on the Dealer link on the left-hand side of the page -
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The upper thread keeps breaking whenever I sew even though it is always properly threaded and the needle is fine

check the age of the cotton
cotton is not a single thread but a series of fine threads bonded with a glue
old cotton glue breaks down and the thread separates easilty
next check that the needle is installed correctly with the grove ( thread groove away from the bobbin hook
check the needle and hook timing because if it is off a fraction , the hook will pierce the the thread causing it to break
next check that the eye is the correct size for the thread in use
a needle eye too small for the thread thickness will jam the thread ans not let slide through the eye properly

Nov 25, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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My zu2-b612 is good on other fabrics but its not good in cotton....

adjust the needle thread tension for different fabrics and thread sizes

Oct 01, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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How can I stitch Stretchable cloth with this machine..

Be sure you are using the correct needle for stretch fabric.

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Set your machine for a zig-zag (or stretch stitch if you have it) to accommodate the fabric stretch.

Use a good quality thread. Avoid old or bargain bin threads. Cotton thread will break easier than polyester.

You may need to adjust the tension for the fabric.

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My top tread going in the small hole to bobbin keep on embroider normal for short periods and the break.

First, install a brand new needle. Verify that it is the correct needle and needle eye size for the thread and fabric you are sewing. (Change needles frequently. Needles are the most inexpensive sewing accessory and most the most common repair for a malfunctioning sewing machine.)

What you are experiencing sounds like the thread is shredding at the needle eye and eventually breaking. Sometimes, a top stitch needle will work better because the groove in the back of the needle shields the thread better as the needle pierces the fabric multiple times. A piece of thread can pierce the fabric over a dozen times before it forms a stitch, so friction and rough fabric will take its toll.

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Use only good quality threads--AVOID old thread and bargain bin threads. They are cheap and there is a reason why they are--because what they make up for in price is paid in frustration!!!! Polyester thread used to be the bane of sewing machines, but polyester thread has greatly improved and is now a favorite for experienced sewists. It is thin and strong. Threads that are fuzzy (cotton-wrapped polyester of old Coats & Clark variety) threads are not the best for your machine or project. Check out better quality threads, ie Gutermann, Superior, Sulky, Aurfil, Isacord, and multiple other brands. Make sure you are buying the correct type of thread for your project--don't use embroidery thread to sew your garment unless you want the seams to pop open while you're wearing it.

Remove the thread from your machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and then rethread from the beginning. The raised presser foot releases the tension disk so the thread will seat properly.

Check that the upper tension is set somewhere around the midway point. This is a factory standard although most machines may require some adjustments. Test the stitch on your fabric. The tension is ideal when both upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric. If the bobbin thread shows on top of the fabric, the upper tension is too tight. If the upper thread shows on the underside of the fabric, the upper tension is too loose.

If the thread is still shredding, then there's a likelihood there is a burr or nick somewhere on the needleplate or in the bobbin/hook area. If you wrap your index finger with fine fabric (like old hosiery) and rub you finger around, you may find the burr. If it is small, you can lightly smooth it with a fine emery board. If it is a large one, you may need to replace the part.


May 30, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Is the spool thread catching on something (like the little notch on the thread spool) or is wrapped around a thread guide? That will tend to break the thread.

Check that you are using the correct kind of needle to match the thread and fabric you are sewing. (Are you using good quality needles? Might try a different brand.)

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Something else to consider is whether the thread is old or bargain bin variety. Try a different brand (preferably a better quality brand) of cotton thread. Threads have really improved over the past few years. If the thread is shredding at the needle eye or you see little fuzzies on the thread (similar to the old cotton-wrapped polyester threads of the 70's), it is not good quality and should be thrown away or used somewhere else.

Another thing to check is whether there is a rough spot on the needle plate or in the bobbin area that may be snagging the thread. Wrap your index finger in some very fine fabric (old pair of hosiery, chiffon, etc.) and rub your finger around and see if it snags anywhere.

Verify that the bobbin is loaded properly in the bobbin case.

The tension could be too tight. Remove the upper thread from the machine. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning--confirm it is threaded correctly. Set the tension to the midway point between high & low numbers. Retest. The tension is correct when the upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.


May 19, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Iam sewing seats. but the threed stared braking at the needle & it want saw.

Most likely, it has to do with incompatibility of the needle, thread, and fabric. The force of the needle penetrating the fabric multiple times is actually causing the thread to (wear &) fray and eventually break. There are needles with larger grooves that tend to protect the thread during stitching. Some may recommend a Top Stitch Needle (Home Machine Needles Superior Threads Why Topstitch? The Topstitch needle is the most common needle type used and recommended by professionals and educators. We recommend the Topstitch for piecing, quilting, embroidery, appliqu?, and construction. These needles are available in four sizes to accommodate all thread types, including metallic threads. The Topstitch needle has a larger eye and deeper groove. It is often referred as the MAGIC NEEDLE. It really does make a difference in your sewing experience.)
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Also, if the thread is a tight fit through the needle eye, it will also tear the thread. Make sure that the thread will slip easily through the eye. Go to a larger needle, instead of 90, try a 100.

Be sure to use a brand-new needle.

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You may also consider changing the type of thread you are using. Go with a stronger thread, ie polyester, rather than cotton. Cotton will shred and break easier.

You will probably need to re-adjust the thread tension. If it is too tight, it will also break the thread. If you are using a heavier weight of thread, you will need to adjust both the upper and bobbin tension to accommodate the heavier thread.
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If you sewing fabric that is sticky, ie vinyl, oilcloth, you should try to use a roller presser foot, a teflon presser foot, or a walking foot to help the fabric move with the feed dogs.

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Apr 22, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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How do i stop the cotton breaking ?

could be the cotton is too old ( cotton has an additive in it to stop it unraveling and this additive deteriorates with age and weakens the cotton--makes it rough and so it will not slide easily through the eye )
go up an needle eye size
check that the thread is not jamming rather than between he tension plates
check that you have the needle in correctly ( groove in the needle facing the thread )

Dec 07, 2015 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Brother se 400 breaking needles

The needle breaks
1. The needle is incorrectly inserted
2. The needle clamp screw is loose
3. The is bent or blunt
4. The needle is too fine for the fabric being used

Feb 06, 2012 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Working wth cotton t-shirt maerial, but my thread keeps breaking and my stitches are skipping what should I do.

You need to use the correct type of needle for that fabric. The needle has to have a rounded end not a sharp. Also use a slight zigzag not a straight stitch. The thread needs some give or the fabric will keep popping.

Apr 25, 2010 | White Sewing 2037 Mechanical Sewing...

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No zig and cotton keeps breaking

Make sure you have a new sharp needle installed for both problems and sometimes you need a particular kind of needle for the fabric. Also some machines don't deal well with 100% cotton thread. For some reason it gets caught up in the machine somewhere and breaks. Gutterman and Metrosene make excellent although slightly more expensive threads. Coats and Clark thread is good too. They make an all cotton thread but it doesn't come in as many colors. If you have the old spools of cotton thread from Walmart, just use them for topstitching if you need the color. Other wise, use them for hand stitching or throw them away. One more thing that I can think of off hand, one of my machines does not like lining fabric. For some reason the thread breaks if I stitch really fast. If you have to use that thread, you may try sewing slowly. One more thing, when was the last time your machine was serviced? This can make a huge difference if it's been awhile and you use the machine a lot. Good luck. Hope any of this helps.

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