What does a stitch width dial do?

What is a stitch width control?

Stitch Width Regulator/Selector – The mechanism that allows you to adjust the width of a wide stitch, such as a zigzag stitch. Take-up Lever – Part of the upper threading sequence, it helps control the flow of thread. It’s the part that goes “up and down” as you sew.

What should my stitch width be?

What stitch length should I use?

What is the best stitch for: Suggested Stitch Length (mm) Stitches Per Inch
Standard Stitch Length 2.5 – 3.0 8 – 10
Basting stitch 5.0 – 7.0 4 – 5
Stay-stitching 1.5 – 2.0 12 – 8
Top-stitching – light/medium weight 3.0 – 3.5 7 – 8

What thread tension should I use?

The dial settings run from 0 to 9, so 4.5 is generally the ‘default’ position for normal straight-stitch sewing. This should be suitable for most fabrics. If you are doing a zig-zag stitch, or another stitch that has width, then you may find that the bobbin thread is pulled through to the top.

How often should you clean and lubricate the sewing machine?

The rule of thumb is to lubricate the machine after every three to four bobbin changes. Or clean and lubricate the hook area after each day of sewing.

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Why does my thread keep breaking?

The upper thread tension could be set too tight. Set the tension to the best thread tension setting or less. Make sure the spool of thread is installed correctly using the correct size spool cap for the size of spool. … Check that the bobbin is wound so that it about 80% full and that the thread is evenly wound.

Why does my sewing machine keep getting jammed?

If your bobbin is threaded wrongly, it could cause jamming issues to your sewing machine. Your bobbin thread won’t move properly if there are knots or if the bobbin isn’t properly wound. Check to see if the threading on your bobbin is all tangled, and fix it if you can.

Why should you always put the presser foot down before sewing?

It is better for the bottom of your presser feet to always have some fabric under the foot when you sew. … Quilters like to “flash feed” their quilt pieces meaning sewing one piece after the other, and a little space between the fabric is unavoidable but is OK.