My Sewing Machine Is Skipping Stitches
Try these fixes:
Rethread your needle
It may be threaded incorrectly (backwards).
Reinsert your needle
Make sure it goes all the way into the holder and that it’s positioned correctly – usually with the flat Change your needle
side away from the bobbin, but consult your machine’s manual to be sure.
Your needle may be blunt, bent, or otherwise damaged.
Your fabric may require a different needle. Generally, heavier fabrics require larger needles and thinner
fabrics, smaller needles. You may also need a larger needle if you’re sewing through many layers of
fabric. And make sure to use a ballpoint needle for knit fabrics and a sharp needle for wovens (or a
universal needle for either).
And make sure your needle is appropriate for the type of thread you’re using.
Adjust the pressure of your presser foot
It may be too light for your fabric.
Change your thread
If your upper thread and bobbin threads are different types, try using the same thread for both. And
use a good quality, brand name thread.
Adjust your thread tension
It may be too tight or too loose.
Rethread your machine
It may be threaded incorrectly.
Change your needle plate
Try switching to a needle plate with a smaller hole (a straight stitch needle plate).
(Important: After changing your needle plate, check to make sure your needle aligns perfectly with
this smaller hole before starting to sew. A misaligned needle could hit the plate and break, which could
be dangerous. And make sure to change your needle plate back for zigzag and other wide stitches.)
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