Sewing and Embroidery
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WHAT TO DO IF……
- IF MACHINE DOES
NOT SEW Make sure the plug is properly connected into wall
outlet Check to insure that the clutch release knob is tightened after winding
- IF A MACHINE DOES
NOT SEW PROPERLY Check upper threading making sure thread is
through the tension thread dial. Check lower threading making sure thread is
snapped into the tension spring. Always make sure presser foot is lowered
before starting to sew. Be certain that stitch length is set according to the
stitch you selected. Insure that needle is not bent. Needle clamp screw may be
loose. If this is the case, the upper and lower thread will not form a lock
- IF NEEDLE BREAKS
Always make certain that the presser foot is the correct one for
the stitch being sewn. The flat side of the needle should face toward the back
of the machine. Machine may not be threaded correctly. Guide fabric gently
through machine: pulling excessively will cause the needle to bend and then
break. Check that the tension is set between 4-5.
- IF LOOPS FORM ON
FABRIC Tension on upper thread or
lower thread may be set incorrectly. Insure tensions are not too loose.
- IF FABRIC PUCKERS
Tension on upper thread or lower thread may be set incorrectly. Insure
tensions are not too tight. If the bobbin case is not properly set into the
shuttle, the thread will jam. Check to make sure that the bobbin case is
inserted tightly and can not move from side to side. Again, use the correct
needle size in combination with the fabric.
- IF MACHINE DOES
NOT WIND BOBBINMake sure the bobbin winder shaft is pushed to
the right. Make sure the clutch release knob is loosened.
- IF UPPER THREAD
BREAKS Examine the following: Upper threading Bent or improper
insertion of needle Check tension setting.
- IF LOWER THREAD
BREAKS Examine the following: Lower thread may be entangled in
shuttle Bobbin is not threaded properly in bobbin case Lower thread tension
may be too tight Always clean lint from shuttle area
- IF MACHINE SKIPS
STITCHES Examine the following: Needle may be bent, dull or
inserted backwards Check that the correct needle size is used in combination
with the fabric Check upper threading Remove needle plate and brush clean any
IF MACHINE DOES NOT
MAKE BUTTON HOLE Check to make certain that the buttonhole foot
is attached. Carefully follow the instructions in your owners manual. Every
machine functions differently for making a buttonhole.
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