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From: janet38
Date: 03-02-2005, 09:55 AM (1 of 3)
ok i know im asking alot here but here i go.i ordered me a machine(euro-pro)craft n sew and i have no clue as to why i cant even get it to sew .although i dont know how to sew i can read instructions although they arent very clear........i threaded the machine and the bobbin is already threaded and in place so i dont gotta worry about that problem yet.i cant even get it to stitch at all, the needle will go down just once and then just stay there like its stuck but i dont see any problem .i dont know anyone that sews and just thought i would ask........i know its hard to tell me on just this information but i thought i would give it a try and see...tyvm janet38 :bang:
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From: MaryW
Date: 03-02-2005, 10:15 AM (2 of 3)
Hi janet and welcome to Sew Whats New. I think there must be a button somewhere that has been pushed that shouldn't have been. For it to stop the needle down in the throatplate is almost like it has the needle down option.
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From: paroper
Date: 03-02-2005, 10:27 AM (3 of 3)
Before your bobbin runs out, take the case out and look at the direction your thread goes into the case. This can save you some problems later.

If your needle goes down, can you use the hand wheel (large round disk at the right side of your machine) to bring it back up. Does it come up smooth or does it stick? If it is sticking, there is probably something not right about the way you threaded the machine. Be sure that when you thread the upper threads, you do it with your presser foot up. Your machine will have tension disks someplace in the line of threading and the thread must go into them to spool off correctly. The only time these are open is when your presser foot (the part that touches the fabric) is up.

There are several machines that do have needle up/down features. My machine will do it with the foot pedal. If you press on the back of the pedal, the needle will go down and stay until you sew. This is to help in turning corners (and various other places).

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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