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PostSubject: twin needles?   Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:57 am

ok i have twin needdles for my regular sewing machine( it s an old brother boutique 15) but everytime i try to sew with them the botom thread is very loose and the stiching is falling apart, any ideas how to fix it?(beware my tension isn t working! Embarassed )
secondly i ll go on vacasion soon and my gradma owns a professional straight stitch machine, can use twin needles on this type of sewing machine? can i buy some on a regular store with sewing supplies ?
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PostSubject: Re: twin needles?   Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:57 am

Okay, so if your bottom thread is loose then the bobbin tension is what seems to be the problem. Now if you can't adjust that, then there isn't really anything you can do. Now as far as using your grandmother's industrial machine, there is no way to use a twin needle on a straight stitch industrial machine. Industrial machines only do that one job they are are meant to do. Those machine also use a different type of needle which your basic fabric store like Joan's, don't carry. I'll tell you this though; industrial machines have way better control over the fabrics while you sew them (I just got one, and the difference is unbelievable) so it shouldn't be very difficult to just do 2 parallel stitches on her machine. It might take a bit longer but it is possible.
Hope I was able to help.
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PostSubject: Re: twin needles?   Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:49 am

EvertonB wrote:
Okay, so if your bottom thread is loose then the bobbin tension is what seems to be the problem. Now if you can't adjust that, then there isn't really anything you can do. Now as far as using your grandmother's industrial machine, there is no way to use a twin needle on a straight stitch industrial machine. Industrial machines only do that one job they are are meant to do. Those machine also use a different type of needle which your basic fabric store like Joan's, don't carry. I'll tell you this though; industrial machines have way better control over the fabrics while you sew them (I just got one, and the difference is unbelievable) so it shouldn't be very difficult to just do 2 parallel stitches on her machine. It might take a bit longer but it is possible.
Hope I was able to help.
thanks for the info Very Happy Very Happy , my machine is from a secon hand so i ll buy a new one soon( it has a lot of problems) as for my grandmas machine i wanted to sew stretchy fabric (jersey for examble)is that possible on this type of sewing machine (i have never use one) Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: twin needles?   Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:20 pm

thelittlevampirebat wrote:

thanks for the info Very Happy Very Happy , my machine is from a secon hand so i ll buy a new one soon( it has a lot of problems) as for my grandmas machine i wanted to sew stretchy fabric (jersey for examble)is that possible on this type of sewing machine (i have never use one) Embarassed
Yes, if it's an average straight stitch machine you should be able to sew almost anything on it . Jersey should be easy to sew on an industrial machine, but on that note here are a couple things to remember when you are sewing jersey or any strechy material in order to get the best results. For one, you want to make sure you use a thin needle, preferably ball point needle (size 9 should be fine). Although you can just use regular needles, there is a chance that a regular needle will cut some of the fabric's threads when you are sewing, which will make the fabric prone to ripping when it stretches out. You also want to make sure the foot pressure is not too tight. If it's too tight, it will stretch out you fabric while it sews, which will leave you with a seam full of curves where there shouldn't be any. The best way to make sure the settings are right, is to take a piece of left over fabric that's just like the one you are about to sew, and put it through the machine and check everything out. I'm presuming your grandmother had this machine for a while so she'll probably will be able to help you out with all the settings on, if not I'll be happy to help as much as I can. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: twin needles?   Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:04 am

EvertonB wrote:
thelittlevampirebat wrote:

thanks for the info Very Happy Very Happy , my machine is from a secon hand so i ll buy a new one soon( it has a lot of problems) as for my grandmas machine i wanted to sew stretchy fabric (jersey for examble)is that possible on this type of sewing machine (i have never use one) Embarassed
Yes, if it's an average straight stitch machine you should be able to sew almost anything on it . Jersey should be easy to sew on an industrial machine, but on that note here are a couple things to remember when you are sewing jersey or any strechy material in order to get the best results. For one, you want to make sure you use a thin needle, preferably ball point needle (size 9 should be fine). Although you can just use regular needles, there is a chance that a regular needle will cut some of the fabric's threads when you are sewing, which will make the fabric prone to ripping when it stretches out. You also want to make sure the foot pressure is not too tight. If it's too tight, it will stretch out you fabric while it sews, which will leave you with a seam full of curves where there shouldn't be any. The best way to make sure the settings are right, is to take a piece of left over fabric that's just like the one you are about to sew, and put it through the machine and check everything out. I'm presuming your grandmother had this machine for a while so she'll probably will be able to help you out with all the settings on, if not I'll be happy to help as much as I can. Very Happy
thanks for the info ! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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