Sewing machine missing stitches

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Sewing machine missing stitches

Postby ivan » Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:39 pm

If your machine is missing stitches always check that your needle is inserted properly. Make sure that the needle is pushed all the way up and if your machine takes flat sided needles, Make sure that the flat side of the needle is flat against the needle bar. Ivan :shock:
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Postby GreenDragonLady » Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:54 pm

Also make sure it's the right brand. I think it's Singer needles that are a tad longer, so if you don't use their brand you can skip stitches.
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Postby chatter » Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:39 am

Also make sure you are using a ball point needle if you're sewing knits or at least a needle made for the use of knits.

Use a sharp or regular needle for other materials and make sure you're using the right size needle for the material you're sewing.
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Postby Sarah Doyle » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:26 am

In addition to what's been previously said, if you've hit a pin or hit a thick hem so that the needle stops, don't just "move" the fabric and continue sewing. Chances are you've either knicked the needle or even bent it slightly, and if you continue to sew you may start to see problems with skipped stitches, etc. Take the needle out and replace it and your sewing project will go much smoother.
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