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« on: June 15, 2012 04:59:49 AM »

I sew with a 1926 Singer treadle, and it usually does a beautiful stitch. However, recently it started skipping stitches about every inch or less. It started after I was working with some heavy material, during which I adjusted the foot pressure (which I usually don't mess with) and did have a needle hit the metal plate and dull the tip.

I have tried a few different needles (different sizes, all looked pretty sharp), cleaned the bobbin case well, oiled the machine, and everything is threaded right.

Is there something I am overlooking?? I just wanna sew again!
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012 10:47:10 PM »

I'm wondering if something "moved" when you sewed the thick material or when your needle hit the plate. It could have simply moved something (I think it's called the shank) out of line. You may need to realign it. Hope that helps.(ouch, or not cause I think that would mean a professional looking at it.)
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012 09:08:33 AM »

That's what I was thinking too. Can I realign it myself?
I am getting close to bringing it into a shop, but I would rather do it myself. Especially because the professionals are expensive and I'm afraid they would mess something up because they don't usually work on treadle machines.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012 09:31:20 AM »

I personally wouldn't take the chance of realigning it myself. I'd find someone that knows and can fix your specific machine. I try to take care of my machines but call an expert about once a year to make sure they are aligned properly and he deep cleans and oils them. I have two industrial machines.Hopefully another Craftster will share their opinion.
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