A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Craftster Tip:  Fanatic Friends of Craftster can disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 315,564
Currently Running With Scissors:
170 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Uneven stitch length?  (Read 4891 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit  
who could hang a name on me
Offline Offline

Posts: 296
Joined: 21-Sep-2006

View Profile WWW
« on: August 24, 2008 05:00:58 PM »

Something is up today, I cannot get my sewing machine to sew even stitches.  I've rethread the spool and the bobbin, adjusted with tension, adjusted foot pressure, adjusted stitch length, oiled, used dust-off, and changed needles.  *sigh*  I just had it cleaned and timing adjusted about 4 months ago.  But, in typing this all out, I guess that is the answer.  Anyone else had these issues, and what is usually the  problem?

I don't know if the picture helps, but this is what I mean.  Can you tell how its long on the left (what it was set on, 8 stitches per inch) vs short and bunched up on the right?  I was applying the same pressure throughout the length, and the machine was going the same speed. 

« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008 10:53:03 AM »

Actually what's happening is it's skipping stitches, the upper & lower threads aren't looping together like they should on every stitch, making it look like huge long stitches, if you cut that thread you'll see holes where the needle penetrated but the threads didn't catch.

Is that really thick fabric or a lot of layers? You need looser tension & longer stitches for thicker fabrics/ layers.

Now, if it's doing that on 2 layers of light cotton, there's a bigger issue at hand, but I think this is fabric caused Smiley
who could hang a name on me
Offline Offline

Posts: 296
Joined: 21-Sep-2006

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008 12:43:18 PM »

I didn't even think of that!

It was a layer of quilting cotton, a layer of thin fleece, and a layer of satiny stuff (I forgot the name, I want to call is chartruse, but thats a color).  I've sewn this combo before, but didn't have this problem.  At least I don't think I did, maybe I just didn't notice it then.  I'll try something more like cotton and cotton tonight and see if it behaves.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Shea Butter Sugar Scrub
Fancy a Cuppa?
Meatless Monday: Pickled Beet, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands