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Top thread breaking especially when machine in
The machine is not threaded correctly--rethread the machine
The thread tension is to tight--reduce the thread tension (lower number)
The thread is to thick for the needle--select a larger needle
The needle is not inserted correctly--remove needle & reinsert the needle (flat side toward the back)
The thread could be wound around the spool pin
The needle is damaged--replace
Some needles & thread are not compatible--try this
Cut 6-8 inch piece of thread of the spool you are going to use for your project
Take the needle you are going to use for the project
& insert the thread thru the eye of the needle
& lift one end of the thread to a 45 degree angle
& if the needle is the right size for the thread it will slide down the thread
But if the needle hangs on the thread you need one size larger needle for the thread
on Sep 30, 2015
Which is a better machine
I don't know which features you are looking for but these are very basic machines, I think that I would go for a better model than either of these. I bought a Singer Stylist 7258 for $200 from JoAnn Fabrics and got a free lesson on it, plus lots of tips on usage. I really prefer to buy from people who know machines as opposed to big box stores because you can get help when you have a question. Sometimes going to a better model is well worth the extra because you cannot upgrade a cheap machine to a better one and if you buy one with some easy features you will sew more, with no frustration even if you have to put it on lay away to be able to afford it and pay a little each week.
on Sep 19, 2015
Top thread tangled in bobbin.
try changing the needle---flat side goes to the back side of the machine
also check the top tension
depending on the fabric your sewing on--the needle & thread have to work
with the fabric--example light fabric needs a different needle & thread than
a heavy fabric
check to see if the thread is coming off the thread take up lever when you
on Jun 16, 2015
Why does the fabric not pull through
There are a couple of reasons for that. The first could be that your feed dogs are not up. It could also mean--if you can adjust the presser foot pressure--that your presser foot pressure needs to be increased. If your feed dogs are not up, and you set the dial/lever/button to put it up, you will STILL need to turn the wheel TOWARDS you (ALWAYS towards you) at least one or two times until it snaps up--you'll hear it click. It does not raise when you first set it up on ANY machine or any manufacturer.
on Nov 18, 2014
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