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Thread: Sewing machine throwing a fit...chewing up corner of fabric

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    Senior Member pinkberrykay's Avatar
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    Angry Sewing machine throwing a fit...chewing up corner of fabric

    I am sewing half sew triangles and my machine keeps grabbing the top corner and shoving it down into the needle hole. I have slowed down my sewing, I start with a leader and nothing seems to help with the problem. This is not happening on everyone but when I am trying to chain stitch and i am stopping to pull out the fabric and then get the knot out of the corner of the fabric I start to throw a fit.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Oh, and I am going to change the needle and see if that helps. I am starting to hear that popping sound when my needle gets dull.



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    You found the solution... it's the dull needle causing the problem.

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    Thanks Christine

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    I hope that helps. Mine does that every once in awhile and it is very annoying!
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    The only suggestion I have is to use a single needle face plate. That solved the problem for me.
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    I would try a new needle.

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    boy what are the odds! I quit sewing the other day for that same reason....guess I will change the needle
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    I found switching the plate from zigzag to single hole solved my problem.

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    The single hole stitch plate will help, but if this is not an option for you, try holding onto the block behind the foot and putting some tension on the block coming into the needle.
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    single hole throat plate is a good way to keep this from happenining

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