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sewing machine help needed - complete beginner - I give up
edited 25 January 2015 at 11:23AM in Crafting
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WOW you are very talented. How long did it take you to make?
After a few seconds the thread reel seems to spin making the thread untangle, if I stop straight way the machine stays threaded but the reel has started to unwind. Anyone any ideas?
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If so, download the instruction manual and work through that.
It sounds as if the tension isn't set right.
Don't give up if you can't sort it out - ask around people you know and see if any of them are experienced sewers who will look at the machine for you.
I have the original manual, that came with it. Hence why I am sure I am threading it correctly.
Unfortunately I don't know anyone who sews who could help.
You might be right about tension, to me the way it sews looks about right the stitches are even on both sides, however I am not an expert so this could be it. The needle is the correct size and I put a new one in, the tension dial is set in the middle.
I will ask at the shop for a servicing quote and see what they say. I am happy to pay for it to be serviced for the tension to be put right if I could be sure this will fix the problem. I don't want to be paying for a service if I find out it needs parts/has more issues as it could end up costing me more than another second hand machine which has no issues.
Make sure when you thread it that you have the foot raised, if it's down the tension discs close and the thread does not between them easily.
Also check that your bobbin is not popping out of its place. Mine has a little tab you hold to keep the bobbin in the case as you pop it into place, that can be a bit tricky.
Keep on trying, it doesn't sound like a major fault.
Report back as to how you are getting on?