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.
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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