Embroidery machine failure

Q: How do I know if my machine is experiencing a bushing failure? A:  Your machine most likely will stop running and you will get an error message on the screen.  Typically, a bushing failure will become apparent when the handwheel becomes very hard to turn. (Other...

Thread Mess “Nests”

Q: When I use my sewing machine, my thread tangles, my machine jams and I have a mess! What is causing this and how do I prevent it? A: This problem can be caused by several things and is one of the most common questions/problems that I am asked. There are two or...

Thread Mess “Yanking”

Q: I was changing threads in my sewing machine and the thread got stuck inside the machine when I was pulling it out. I tried to pull it out but the thread broke inside my machine. Will this hurt my machine? Do I need to bring it in for service? A: Oops! You made one...

Thread Mess “Needles”

Q: You often mention that we should change our needle after every garment or project. Aren’t you just trying to sell more needles? A: I am trying to sell more needles, but only because the needle is the part of your sewing machine that works the hardest, and...

Feeding the Fabric

Q:My sewing machine is not feeding the fabric like it should. The stitches are very small regardless of how I set the stitch length. A: Nine times out of ten, this problem is due to lint buildup in the feed system. Here is what you should do: Remove your presser foot...