Five Common Problems of a Sewing Machine

A sewing machine is a very useful equipment which is relevant for sewing clothes and making adjustments, or repairing altered garments. It is very useful and helpful to our everyday lives. Without it, clothes and garments will not be done smoothly and efficiently. It made sewing a lot easier and more convenient because of its best features. 


The sewing machine is not only used by jobless parents, people with disability people, retired seniors, or bored individuals. This particular machine is also needed by small time tailors or big time fashion companies to create their style and market their design. Not all people know how to sew garments or clothes, and that is the reason small time and big time tailoring shops are scattered all around the world.


You instruct them personally about your expected outcome then they will get your particular body measurements and eventually provide you the final output once it finished. However, busy people just buy clothes in a boutique or shopping malls. It is also one way of depending your style and clothes to these tailoring shops or companies. There are common problems with a sewing machine which give frustration to the owner.


These problems don't just delay your expected time to finish your work but also these test your patience and initiative on how you will react to the current issue. Having a problem with your sewing machine is challenging if you want to see your final output in a rush. However, having such problems are unavoidable especially if you are a beginner. 


What are the typical issues of a sewing machine? 


1.    Skipped Stitches

  • Skipped stitches because of the failure of sewing machine needle. 

2.    Breaking Threads

  • Use a high quality of thread to avoid knotting issues.
  • Make sure that the thread is installed in your equipment appropriately.
  • Check if the bobbin is in its proper direction. If not, redirect the bobbin case to avoid breaking threads.

3.    Breaking Needle

  • Most of the time, the reason the needle is breaking is due to its inappropriate size. The relevance of the measurement of the needle with the thickness of the cloth is important.
  • Changing the current needle installed in your machine is the best way to do if it keeps on breaking.

4.    Tension Adjustments

  • Make sure that the tension is properly adjusted to avoid uneven stitches.

5.    Mechanical Noises

  • Grinding sound from a sewing machine is very unusual. There may be some features or loose screws that need certain adjustments.
  • Maintenance is very vital to keep your best sewing machine long lasting.

People who love making clothes or those who are really into sewing are the most affected of these problems. These issues may not be new to them and dealing with it is not a big deal for them. Unplugging the machine while you're not around is the best way to avoid accidents especially if there are children at your place.


They might imitate the things you do while sewing which may lead to hurting their hands. It is much better to be cautious rather than to regret in the end.

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