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Thread: how to make Sewing Machine less wiggly

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    I just got a new Elna, and I am noticing that my fabric is having hard time sewing straight unless i really hold it tight. Does needle size do this? Or the thread is not good?

    anyone else have this problem?

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    the presser foot may not have enough pressure on it, there is a thing on the top of your machine at least there should be to adjust it if it isn't set properly.

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    its set to 3, max i can go.

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    it could be too tight then,

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    Is your presser foot on correctly? Mine can look ok, but not be seated properly before I tighten the screw. I put the foot on and then barely tighten it, then I lower the presser foot and finish tightening it up. This way I know it is on so that it helps feed the fabric in properly :wink:

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    ok i will check.. :)

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    i had a 90/14 needle in, and my pressure was on 3, soI adjusted the needle to a 80/12 and change pressure to 2.5. it seems to help a bit. I was also using "cheaper" hancocks fabric, That could have also been the problem. It was very thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrazygirl
    I just got a new Elna, and I am noticing that my fabric is having hard time sewing straight unless i really hold it tight. Does needle size do this? Or the thread is not good?

    anyone else have this problem?
    This sounds like a problem with the feed dogs. Try sewing other fabrics. If they pull to one side or another, I would recommend taking the sewing machine back to the dealer for adjustments.

    Silky fabrics can "wiggle", but when piecing quilting cottons they should feed evenly with very little help from you.

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    i think it was the needle size, i lowered it and it seems to be better. I will call the dealer though on Monday.

    thanks

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    Is your bobbin wound tightly enough? Unless your bobbin is wound evenly and tightly it could cause wiggly problems. If your machine is new I'd take it back to the dealer before the warranty is over.

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