A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 301,605
Currently Running With Scissors:
452 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: help! My needle keeps breaking/snapping! Any ideas to why & how I can fix this?  (Read 796 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Littleclouds
« on: March 14, 2008 01:33:30 PM »



.....anyone?    Huh  Huh Huh

If it makes a difference, I'm using Brother PE-200 & The needles were ones sold with the machine .....
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Tanza
Angel in the making....
Offline Offline

Posts: 2492
Joined: 13-Mar-2006


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2008 11:26:50 PM »

to be able to help you need to give us a bit more info.

when is it breaking? eg in the middle of an embroidery on a certain stitch type?

what fabric are you using?

check these things also.

1. make sure your thread is not getting caught on anything as it comes into your machine.
2. are the screws on your needles plate tight and the needle plate does not move.
3. without any fabric on the machine, use the hand control and slowly turn the needle up and down, now watch as the needle goes into the needle plate, is it hitting the needle plate? or going through smoothly?
If it is hitting the needle plate it may be your needle bar( the bit that holds the needle and goes up n down) maybe bent and need replacing.

4. try a different brand of needle, sometimes you can get a dude batch that snap for no real reason.

sometimes if the design is very dense it can put pressure on the needle causing it to weaken and then later it can break ( not always though)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

wist
Pintrest

Life is a terminal disease, NO one gets out alive.....The idea is to enjoy it while you can.



Aquarian Spiritual church
my2boys
Offline Offline

Posts: 32
Joined: 21-Jan-2008

"You're not alone. Don't pretend to be." [S1E16]


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008 04:19:54 PM »

The only times I ever break needles is when something that shouldn't be there is ( Huh) a pin or something. And when the thread gets snagged on the spool. I have some embroidery thread I can not use b/c it does not unroll right and catches.
Lisa
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Have embroidery machine, will do personal swaps. I can embroider hundreds of designs, some logos. Tinkerbell, Mickey, names etc. PM me!!!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Summer Makeup Palette Reviews
Smooth Out Your Cellulite With Items from the Kitchen
Ask Essie: What Nail Color to Wear Right Now
How to Get Beachy Waves
The Many Uses of EOS Lip Balm
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Removable Fabric Wallpaper
Tute Tuesday: Candy, Anyone?
Crafty Kitchen

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.