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Sewing machine playing up...help..!

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Jessajam Sun 21-May-06 15:52:44

sorry if typing bad, balancing heavy baby in arms at same time1
tried to use sewing machine earlier for 1st time in months. it won't stitch properly...i have it set to do \/\/\/\/\/\/ but instead it is doing
/\/\/_ _ _ /\/\/\_ _ _____ _ \/\/
[pathetic pride at ability to mimic sewing with keyboard!!]
can anyone tell me what i need to do...????

hermykne Sun 21-May-06 16:02:33

impressed with the mimic stitches!!!!

how many options are on the machine for stitches? is it a basic 5 model one or are there loads, or is it stuck on button hole??
i'd try the straight stitch and if it aint working then there maybe sonething up with the selector knob? if its a knob? is it a computersed one?

Jessajam Sun 21-May-06 16:11:18

computerised! ho ho ho! Is about 15 yrs old I think...
can't do buttonholes on this model so it's not that.
There is a slidey bit which moves from straight stitches to little zig zags all the way up to tall ziz zags. There is a dial for stitch length (0 to 5). and a tension dial 0-9.
Just tried doing straight stitches and ended up with __ _ _ ____ _ _ _ __ __ _ _ _ _ _ _

like the bottom thread keeps 'missing' the top one....

hermykne Sun 21-May-06 20:06:00

jessa its the tension , on the bobbin case, sorry ofr slow response, theres a tiny screw on it and it may need tightening, you'll have to experiemtn and it might onyl be a tiny twist.
hope that helps

Jessajam Mon 22-May-06 12:09:38

Sorry - was off MN last night, then it went on go slow this am...
Thanks for this, I'll give it a go when I get home (was so chuffed with self for finally getting machine out of spare room ready to do sewing project that's been sitting around for weeks...then ground to halt!!)

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