Professional Sewing Machine
can not be over emphasized.
The number one reason sewing machines breakdown
is neglect. But you can remedy this situation
and save hundreds of dollars all at the same
Now discover the secrets of
sewing machine repair for yourself. This
ecourse is designed to lead the beginning sewer
step by step to understanding how the sewing
machine works, how to maintain it, and how to
service it. This 240 page ecourse comes loaded
with sewing machine resources and
To guide your learning, a
step by step workbook is provided with the
reveals the tips and tricks
the pros use to maintain, service, and repair
A special collection of
manufacturer's parts and service manuals are
provided for educational purposes to help you
learn the essentials of sewing machine
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Machine Quick Fixes
There are few things more frustrating than
being in the middle of a sewing project and
having your sewing machine jamb up or just
plain stop working. Your first thought is
you'll have to put your project away, haul the
machine to the repair shop, wait weeks for it
to be fixed and then have to shell out a small
fortune for the repair. In the meantime, the
sewing project falls by the wayside.
Before you have a nervous
breakdown over the state of your machine, try a
few of these troubleshooting techniques to see
if you can't get it up and running again.
Chances are it's a simple problem because
truthfully, sewing machines, like lawn mowers,
are not very complicated pieces of equipment.
There are only a few things that can go
The problem you are
experiencing with your machine will give you a
clue as to what is wrong with it. If it is a
stitching or thread problem such as skipping
stitches or thread balled up under the fabric,
try one of these fixes.
Check your needle:
* Is it still threaded?
Sometimes the thread accidently pulls out of
the needle and will cause an interruption of
* Is it bent? Perhaps you
struck a pin as you were stitching or were
working with thick fabric. It is easy to bend a
sewing needle and replacing it will fix your
* Could it be dull? A dull
sewing needle may make sewing difficult as the
needle no longer goes through the fabric
smoothly and easily. This causes the threads to
tangle and can cause a stitching problem.
Tip: Avoid forcing the
fabric through the foot as you are stitching.
Make sure you use a very sharp needle when you
are working on thick or difficult to stitch
fabric. Remove pins right before they reach the
needle to avoid striking one and bending the
Check your bobbin:
* If your thread is knotting
up on the bottom of your fabric, chances are
you are having a bobbin issue. Remove the
bobbin and make sure it is properly threaded.
Reinsert it and feed the thread through.
* Is the bobbin in the case
correctly? It is easy to put it in incorrectly
when you are working quickly. Perhaps it was
not completely locked in place.
* Is the bobbin case in good
condition? Sometimes plastic bobbins become
worn and this can cause a problem.
* Is there lint build up in
the bobbin case? Use your sewing machine to
brush the area and clean out any thread dust
that may have accumulated.
* Are you using a good
quality thread? Sometimes inexpensive thread
can cause problems with the stitching of a
sewing machine. It can also cause thread and
thread dust to accumulate in the bobbin area,
which can cause a problem.
* Is the thread properly
threaded through the machine? Double check that
you did not miss a step when threading.
Double check all of your
adjustments. Did something get bumped
accidently out of place that has resulted in
the problem you have encountered?
If you have not found the source of your
problem after troubleshooting, consult your
manual and perform your normal maintenance
Hopefully, by now, you will
have your machine up and running without the
dreaded trip to the repair shop.
Written by Bobby Ivie -
Bobby also writes about Singer Sewing Machine
Parts and Singer Treadle Sewing Machine