At Creative Sewing Centers, we service and repair all sewing and embroidery machine makes and models, offering free estimates for all repair work. Many different things can cause your sewing machine to stop working properly. Sometimes it’s the simplest thing like having your needle in backwards and other times it can be very complicated. Stop by any of our Minneapolis metro area sewing centers for your free sewing repair estimate.
Sewing Machine Repairs Available at all Creative Sewing Centers
14869 Granada Ave.
Apple Valley, MN
13520 Wayzata Blvd.
|Spring Lake Park
8195 University Ave.
Spring Lake Park, MN
1669 W. County Rd C
Common Sewing Machine Malfunctions
Sometimes the problem causing your sewing or embroidery machine to stop working properly is deceptively simple. So before you get too frustrated, we suggest you check a few simple things and see if the issue is something that you can easily fix at home.
Is your upper and/or lower tension set correctly? If your tension is not set properly, this could cause your upper thread, lower thread, or needle to break; cause loops on the top or bottom of your fabric; or make your material pucker.
Here’s a quick tension test:
• Take a piece of scrap fabric, fold it and stitch a line on the bias of the fabric with different colored tread on top and in the bobbin.
• Grab the bias line of stitching with your thumb and index finger, spacing your hands about 3 inches apart.
• Pull with even, quick force until one line of thread breaks. If the broken thread is from the bobbin, your upper tension is too loose. If it’s from the needle, then your upper tension is too tight. If both threads broke together with a bit more force, then your tensions are balanced.