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« on: September 03, 2007 12:18:59 PM »

No, not my sibling. My sewing machine. The other night I had to make these little hip pouches for my boyfriend and i for the Ren. Faire. Of course, instead of planning ahead, I start the pouches at about 10 pm the night before.
Of course, that's when my sewing machine decides to skip stiches everywhere. like, six inch long sections of stitching, just, nonexistant. Then a couple good stitches, then more skips. Ugh. I played with the tension, no result. I just don't know what's wrong with it. Thankfully, i'm good at hand sewing as well, and managed to get the pouches done in time.
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2007 12:36:27 PM »

Argh!  How frustrating!  I had a brother machine, and finally had to upgrade to a Viking because I could never get the right tension.

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2007 10:18:27 AM »

It never hurts to check the obvious... is there thread in the bobbin?  Is there lint trapped under your needle?  Is the needle bent?  did the thread break?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2007 11:43:14 AM »

Yeah, i checked. Problem is, i think the bobbin thread is getting caught somewhere in between, because it jams and the thread snaps a lot. But when all seems fine it skips stitches  Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2007 06:50:42 AM »

Mine does that too, I just end up going slow, re-doing a lot of what I already did, and whipping out the seam ripper...  Sad

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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2007 04:32:51 PM »

When ever I'm missing stitches it's almost always that there's no thread in the bobbin, maybe it's not threaded correctly, or like you say, maybe it's getting jammed.  Check for lint, and maybe put a little drop of oil in that area.
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