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« on: May 29, 2005 12:07:36 PM »

Ok........ so my lovely nan has very kindly given me her 66k manual sewing machine which is adorable.

I found the instructions online and have wound the bobbin , reaplaced the bobbin and threaded the needle , caught the thread etc etc

( I had it working perfectly)

Today i changed thread in exactly the same way as before and my stitches are turning out like this , ive checked the manual but its very old and hard to work out in some places , so I was wondering if anybody has any clues or owns a 66k that could help me.

The underside of the stitch is turning out like this .......




The top looks like normal .

Any help would make this one peeved / confused girl happy
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gwengrrrl
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2005 11:10:40 AM »

Looks like the tension of the thread isn't right, depending on your fabric thickness you will need to adjust the tension- you can normally adjust this on the bobbin for the lower thread or the round thing you thread your upper thread through (sorry- don't actually know what that bit is called, I could tell you in German but don't think that would be very helpful!).

You may have to play around with it for a bit until you got it right.
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Gwengrrrl

Update- I had another look at your picture and think that the tension isn't actually the problem, it looks more like the lower thread isn't feeding through properly. Sometimes taking the lower bobbin out and putting it back in works- Sorry, haven't really got any more ideas on this!
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2005 01:17:55 PM »

Thanks gwen

I found the probelm to be the needle not catching the bobbin

The machine is tempromental and only likes a certain thickness of thread .


oh well , its better then nothing thats for sure , thanks for helping me out though xx
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2005 11:40:53 AM »

I have seen this before. I teach textiles and it means that your machine is out of timing and needs a service. The machine is not as finely tuned as it should be and it means that the top and bottom are not turning in tandem to meet when it is supposed to catch to make a stitch. I once had this with some machines in a school I used to teach in. They had been heavily handled ( different people using it it in different ways) and not been serviced in a good while

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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2005 03:10:16 PM »

Thanks mystic

The machine had ben quite recently serviced , maybe I will take it back , it works great with some threads and not at all with others.

It hates gutermann thread but likes cheapy stuff.

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