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The needle thread won't connect with the bobbin thread to make a seam
it will be one of a couple of things, easiest to fix would be needle in backwards, not fully into the needle holder, or wrong gauge needle for the machine.
Or harder to fix, the timing is out. If you have hit something hard while stitching or broken a needle you could have knocked out the timing. Not so easy to fix yourself and best taken to a sewing machine mechanic if you suspect this is the problem.
on Jul 19, 2015
What does feed dog lever do on my Elna 6005
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.
on Apr 20, 2014
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