It’s one of the most common problems in sewing: skipped stitches. But it can have many different causes and so may require different remedies. So let’s take a closer look! Needle and thread Special needles Thread tension The right needle plate The right foot The right foot pressure Mechanical issues Needle and thread Of course…… Continue reading Skipped stitches and their remedies
My sewing machine has not been quite herself lately. It’s been noisy, even after oiling, and very now and again it would choke on the bobbin thread. There’d be a big noise, like a crash, but after a missed stitch, it would recover and sew nicely, just as before. What is wrong??? And then I…… Continue reading Bad bobbin!
Round bobbins come in metal and plastic, is there any difference apart from the looks? Yes, there is. Metal bobbins should be heavier, and most of them are. There are some “fake” metal bobbins that are either plastic painted silver, or they are made of some alloy which is very light, I presume that’s…… Continue reading Plastic and metal bobbins
Jones was one of the oldest British sewing machine manufacturers, established in 1859 in Greater Manchester. Jones produced a number of classes of sewing machines, but I have only worked with cylinder shuttle (CS) and rotary (Spool), so this post focuses on them. Jones CS is a vibrating shuttle machine after a White design,…… Continue reading Jones needles and bobbins for CS and Spool