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Thread: Ready to throw sewing machine out the window!

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    Junior Member cindle's Avatar
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    I started sewing together a charm pack to make a purse I got the outside all sewn together and started sewing the inside together when all of a sudden the sewing machine started making a horrible banging noise and the back of the fabric where the stitches go looked almost like a big old eyebrow. I tried rethreading it tried the tension and nothing seems to be working. There are a few stitches on the front of the fabric and a big eye brow looking thing on the back again. Please do any of you know what the banging and the eyebrow stitches could be caused by and how to fix it?

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    Senior Member RevPam's Avatar
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    Is your bobbin in correctly?

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    Junior Member cindle's Avatar
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    I think so I took it out and put it back in maybe I should look at my instruction book. Sorry I'm new to this and don't know how to fix things when they go wrong.

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    go with all the basics : New needle- rethread top of the machine- clean bobbin area - new bobbin in :thumbup: Sometimes a small piece of thread will cause the most havoc :shock:

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    Rethread. I thought I had mine right (I had rethreaded three times) and than realized I had made a mistake. I was on the wrong side of a tension disc. Sigh, My machine did get a great cleaning out of the deal though.

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    I have the same trouble if I put the bobbin in upside down. Good Luck!

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    might check your needle and try rethreading everything again.

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    I had the same thing happen today! Turned out to be a little tiny piece of thread under the bobbin...

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    Ok got it fixed but have no idea what was wrong. Thanks for all your help back to my sewing hehe

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    It's just a little sewing machine gremlin that wanted to mess with you. :lol:

    Glad you're back to sewing after all that.

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    I got the same eyelash problem today. Mine was the bobbin thread not threaded right in the machine.

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    Happy to hear it is fixed :D:D:D
    Sometimes you just have to go through the list of fixes a couple of times to get it right :roll: :D

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    My machine was making a lot of noise when I sewed and one day when my daughter was here, I asked her about it. She said the bobbin area needed cleaning. I could not believe how much stuff she got out of there! It was so tightly packed, it looked like felt! Now it sews quietly and like a dream. Try it.

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    Glad your big ole eyebrow is gone. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindle
    I started sewing together a charm pack to make a purse I got the outside all sewn together and started sewing the inside together when all of a sudden the sewing machine started making a horrible banging noise and the back of the fabric where the stitches go looked almost like a big old eyebrow. I tried rethreading it tried the tension and nothing seems to be working. There are a few stitches on the front of the fabric and a big eye brow looking thing on the back again. Please do any of you know what the banging and the eyebrow stitches could be caused by and how to fix it?
    Clean it!!

    :lol:

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    You could also try and use a different foot, one that has a clearance cutout if you are sewing over quite a few seams at a time.

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