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My Sewing Machine Won’t Sew Through Thick, Bulky Layers
                                                                                                                                 
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Try these fixes:


Change your needle

    If your machine needle is blunt or
    dull, it will have difficulty piercing
    your fabric. Use a new, sharp needle
    for every project, appropriate for the
    weight and type of fabric you’re
    sewing.


Use a “Jean-a-ma-jig” or a “Hump-
jumper”
If you’ve been trying to sew over a bump of fabric, such as a thick jean hem, try
using this tool (your local fabric store should carry it). It keeps your presser foot
level as you sew over the bump and gives your feed dogs something to grip.
Get FREE Sewing Patterns! Click here.
Still having problems?

Try visiting your
sewing machine manufacturer's website. They may have a troubleshooting
guide specific to your machine.

Also, you may want to try posting your question on one of the many
sewing forums.
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