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Needle thread frays and breaks after a little sewing

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Hi my names angela ive been a seamstess all my life. and it seems there could be a number of soulutions to your problem.first check your needle is in the correct way with the long ridge of the needle facing inwards.
second check you have the thread threaded correctly and it isnt twisted around twice anywere. and check that it pulls quite freely with ur foot lifted.
third. it could be flaw with ur spool case check it isnt damaged by running your finger along the edges if its catching u can file it down a little with a nail file.
fourth it could be your spool is not high enough in the case. so place ur case on a peice of paper and cut around a circle cut a smaller circle inside and insert it into ur spoolcase if your thtead is pulling to tight then you dont need that solution.
well i hope i was useful to you angela,,

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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