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« on: August 02, 2008 04:55:20 PM »

Hi Everyone:
I'm hoping someone can help me out - at least give me an idea of what the issue might be in this case. I'm new to sewing and machines so if this is a really obvious question, forgive me.
My machine doesn't feed the fabric through when I'm sewing - it just stays in one place and creates a knot! This just started happening today and I've done all the stuff that seemed obvious to me like removing the bobbin and checking to make sure there wasn't a thread jam, rethreading, etc. I've had the machine for about a month and it's been working fine up until today (got it used on craigslist- the previous owner had it for about six months and only used it a few times).
If anyone has a general idea, or if it seems like I just need to take it to a sewing shop to get it checked out, let me know!
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008 05:01:15 PM »

Just wanted to say that I did check the feeder and it seems to be working - at least it's moving up and down with the needle, which I assume is "working."
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008 08:22:21 AM »

That big birdnest of thread underneath is a common sign of either a jammed thread or threading the machine wrong. It's totally possible (and downright frequent on some models) for the thread to just jump out of the tension disks, off a looper or some other thing while sewing. It doesn't mean you threaded it wrong Smiley It is rarely cause for service, just a thorough going over of the machine.

When I have an issue the very first thing I do is take the spool completely off the machine & the bobbin out. Not doing so doesn't really give you a clear view of errant threads, dust bunnies, etc. Odd things like the thread getting caught in it's nich for storage become obvious when you do this, but often are hard to spot if you just look at it.
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2008 05:03:09 PM »

Thanks for the tips, Penlowe! I spent a few days coming home from work, sitting down, taking it apart *again* and looking for something wrong and then being really sad I couldn't sew, only to come home tonight to realize I'd accidentally turned the dial to a stretch fabric setting while I was at my friend's house at our sewing circle.
Duhhhhhh. Tongue
Yet another one of those stories for the record book, like when I lost my debit card *underneath my car* for a few days.
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