Troubleshooting

Tips For Preventing Sewing Machine Problems

As with all machines, sewing machines work best with some basic maintenance, done regularly. The emphasis is on the words ‘basic’ and ‘done regularly’. Most machines today are designed to perform well for years together without any major problems. More often than not, if you encounter any problems, it will be because you have the [...]

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Correct vs Incorrect Tension: Your Tension Troubleshooting Guide

I’ve seen many sewers make the mistake of using the same tension setting for all their sewing projects and then they wonder why the finish isn’t perfect. The fact is, the wrong tension is a sewing disaster. It can ruin your sewing project and literally give you a tension headache. Knowing how to troubleshoot your [...]

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Why Does My Thread Keep Breaking?

There’s nothing more exasperating than getting held up with your project simply because the thread keeps breaking on your machine. You sew a few stitches and the thread breaks… again. You have to now rethread the machine needle and either remove the stitches that are done and start all over again, which is such a [...]

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What To Do When Your Machine Starts Skipping Stitches

Skipped stitches are every sewer’s nightmare! There’s really nothing quite as annoying as being half way through a project and your machine starts skipping stitches. When this happens, you have to open up the stitches and start all over again. Before you start berating your high end sewing machine, you should know that skipped stitches [...]

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