My Sewing Machine Won’t Sew Through Thick, Bulky Layers
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.
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