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Have you been having problems with your sewing machine recently? Worry no more! We have compiled the following tips on how to troubleshoot your machine:
Tips on How to Troubleshoot
If you have a sewing machine project and you recently had some problems, then the following will help you:
- Thread that Bunches under the Fabric
First, unplug the sewing machine, and you need to thread it again. This allows the machine to receive the thread correctly and it refreshes the tension system. Then, raise the needlebar to the highest level possible, and proceed to use the machine to sew to confirm if it is the correct tension.
- Skipping and Uneven Stitches
The problem is commonly caused by a broken, damaged or bent needle. The tip to troubleshooting this challenge is by replacing the needle with a new one. The other reason for this challenge can be, during sewing, when you bow down when handling your fabric. This quickly causes skipped and uneven stitches and at some point, even a damaged or broken needle. The solution to this is to place your fabric where the machine can feed itself when sewing.
- Frequent Needle Breakages
If your machine is encountering frequent needle breakages, it can be very annoying. While this may look like a big issue, it is usually not. The primary cause of frequent needle breakages is ignoring the needle-use guidelines. The solution to this problem is using the right needle for the right fabric. Simply use the smaller needle sizes for lighter fabric and the big needle sizes for a sturdier fabric.
- Shredding Threads
The primary cause of this problem is a poor quality sewing machine or an old sewing machine. A worn-out needle can also cause this problem as well as a wrongly styled needle. The solution to this problem is to ensure that the thread freely passes through the eye of the needle. Or else, purchase an affordable sewing machine that is of a good quality.
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