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Emeowly
« on: August 29, 2014 06:47:52 PM »

Hello! I've recently started a new project and I'm working with faux leather. I purchased a heavy duty needle (16/100) and all purpose thread. When I did my test stitch it wasn't really sewing. It's like the thread in the bobbin wasn't really recognizing that it was sewing. My sewing machine (Bernette 55 by Bernina) has gone through much thicker fabrics so I'm not entirely sure why it is doing this. Is there anything that I am missing or anything that I am doing wrong? Any advice is welcome! Thank you! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2014 02:36:07 PM »

If the machine was working great before the needle change, I would say it's the needle that could be the problem. Not all needles are exactly the same. It may be that your needle is coming up short (or coming down short) and not reaching the far enough to grab the bobbin thread. I would try some other needles. And make sure there's no crud in the bobbin area.
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2014 10:47:45 PM »

also, look for a leather needle.  It does less damage to leather (real or faux).
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2014 01:02:59 AM »

I would also recheck the tensions.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014 01:23:33 PM »

Hello! I've recently started a new project and I'm working with faux leather. I purchased a heavy duty needle (16/100) and all purpose thread. When I did my test stitch it wasn't really sewing. It's like the thread in the bobbin wasn't really recognizing that it was sewing. My sewing machine (Bernette 55 by Bernina) has gone through much thicker fabrics so I'm not entirely sure why it is doing this. Is there anything that I am missing or anything that I am doing wrong? Any advice is welcome! Thank you! Cheesy

1. "faux leather.- U meant vinyl?
2.  I purchased a heavy duty needle (16/100)-need leather needle (has very different point)
3.  and all purpose thread" - don't know this is, most leather is sewn with at least 90 size thread
$.  did u size the needle to the thread?
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