Getting A New Sewing Machine? 3 Common Problems You May Have
If you are getting a new sewing machine you will likely not have any problems for a long time. Over time, however, as the machine ages, you may start seeing trouble. To help you below are three common problems so you can get your sewing machine repaired.
Not Sewing at All
There are many things that can cause your sewing machine not to sew at all. First, you should check the bobbin to ensure it is working properly. Inspect the winder shaft as it should be in the left position. Your sewing machine may also not be threaded in the right way. If it is not, the needle will not be able to be in the right position and the machine will not sew. Check the pressure foot to ensure it is lifted.
If you still cannot get the sewing machine to sew, it is likely a much more serious problem.
Machine Skipping Stitches
If you pull out your fabric and notice your sewing machine skipped a lot of stitches this is usually due to the needle. It can be easy to bend a needle over time while tugging on the fabric while you are sewing. Forcing fabric through the feed can also cause the needle to bend. Very gently move the fabric through as it sews to prevent this.
There are a variety of sewing machine needles on the market so make sure you are using the right type.
Thread Breaking or Knotting
If you are having problems with the thread breaking or constantly knotting, it could be due to the quality of thread you are using. A good thread will have tight fibers and have little lint as you are sewing.
If you are using high quality thread, the machine may not be threaded properly. Remove all thread from the machine and then put the tread back in again. Before you do this make sure the pressure foot is in the up position.
The bobbin may also be worn out and if so you should replace it. For example, many bobbins are made of plastic and the edges can start to wear. When this happens, the bobbin while change sizes and it will bobble as you are sewing.
If you do not know how to check these things, refer to the owner's manual for your sewing machine. If you are having a hard time finding what the problem is call a sewing machine repair service. They can either repair your machine on the spot or take it to their business to repair it and then bring the sewing machine back to you.