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Common Sewing Machine Problems

 

Breaking of Needle

 

 

Improper size of needle for thread and material.

Needle bent.

Pulling of material when stitching.

Needle striking improperly fasted presser foot or attachments.

Crossing too thick a seam with too small a needle.


Breaking of Needle Thread

 

 

A knot in needle thread.

Improper threading.

Upper tension too tight.

Needle not inserted in needle clamp as far as it will go.

Needle blunt or bent.

Needle in backwards.

Thread too coarse for needle.

Roughened hole in needle plate.

Improper arrangement of thread when starting to sew.


Breaking of Bobbin Thread

 

 

Improper threading of bobbincase.

Bobbin thread too tight

A knot in bobbin thread.


Skipping of Stitches

 

 

Needle not inserted in needle clamp as far as it will go.

Needle in backwards.

Needle threaded incorrectly. Thread from long groove side to short groove side.

Needle blunt or bent.

Needle too small for thread.

Needle too short.


Puckered Seams

 

 

Tension too tight.

Stitch too long for material being sewn.

Wrong presser foot.


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