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brie_lauren
« on: August 25, 2005 08:15:39 AM »

so im sewing a bag and i go to sew this material (which i had sewn before) and my machine starts skipping massive amounts of stitches..i test other fabrics and it works fine

i dont understand it. please help im freaking out because i cant pay to fix my machine right now

its a newer machine, a huskystar or something with the 3 knobs and its worked great for the past 2 years

please help!
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LRS
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2005 11:53:38 AM »

Check how it's threaded and check that the bobbin is in right.

Then try a new needle.

LRS
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TexasGrammy
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2005 04:50:49 PM »

Every time this happens to me, it's always time to change the needle . . .   and be sure you're using the correct type of needle (i.e. larger for heavy fabrics, ball-point for knit fabrics, etc.)  I have learned to use a new needle with every new project - and keep the ones I remove in a separate pin cushion for small projects.  Good luck!
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brie_lauren
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2005 10:31:11 PM »

thanx texas grammy...i hope this helps it, i love my machine and it has been incredible the whole time ive had it...im so worried...
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2005 07:57:34 AM »

It could be the thread tension, too. Is the fabric thicker or thinner than what you normally use?
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2005 10:22:06 AM »

It could be the thread tension, too. Is the fabric thicker or thinner than what you normally use?

its the same thread that i use all the time! thats why its so weird, im using a faux suade, would that make a difference? what shouold the tension be because i have it between what the book told me to do...(i taught myself how to sew so im not really sure of alot of the "technical" stuff)
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LRS
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2005 01:34:41 PM »

That faux suede is pretty thick.  Try a new heavy-duty needle.

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nicegirl512
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2005 01:54:42 PM »

If the faux suede has any stretch in it, you might need to use a zig zag (it can be very narrow) stitch.  Also a ballpoint needle for any stretch fabric makes a huge difference.
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2005 11:08:11 AM »

its a thin material, and i tried different stitches...its like it doesnt want to grab the thread from the bobbin...but it will with others..sorry i may come off as rude its just frustrating...
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littlebiddle
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2005 11:19:32 AM »

maybe it's the bobbin tension(if that makes anysense)  i'm not sure about on the newest machines but there's that little screw on the side of the bobbin holder on 1990's and older.  hopefully you have a little extra scrap to experiment on.

i had that problem before,  i don't remember if there's numbers on the bobbin thingy.  i just kept tightening and trying a straight stitch line for an inch or so until it started to act right.  the pain is you have to stop and remove the bobbin thing each time to tighten it.

hope this helps!
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