We played with the sewing machine a bit last night, then went to bed. We got up this morning and Addie wanted Nicole to make sleeping bags for her Barbies so they could go camping. The machine would not sew a stitch!
We worked about three hours on that machine. In the beginning, it created a thread nest and broke a thread and then a piece of thread was caught under the bobbin case. We had to take that all apart again but then it seemed like the feed dogs were too low and the fabric wasn’t advancing so it sat there and sewed in the same spot, another thread nest, more thread caught under the bobbin case.
I kept thinking maybe we accidentally hit something that caused the feed dogs to drop but the feed dogs do not drop on the 99K so it wasn’t that. I found a video on how to raise the feed dogs by making adjustments under the machine but we couldn’t get that screw to turn at all.
Nicole kept messing with it and finally found another piece of thread that must have been binding the feed dogs and once she removed that, the machine started sewing again.
She got up and said “I’m leaving it alone for a while!” but I’m betting she’ll be right back there sewing on it within an hour.
Sherrill Pecere says
That girl perseveres!!! I’d have given up LONG before 3 hours!! Patience is something I have very little of!
Could there have been a tension issue? My machine makes those “nests” when the tension\
You probably know this already, but when you start a seam, have the thread take-up lever in its highest position, and hold the ends of the threads so they don’t get pulled into the works.
Nelle Coursey says
I really hate it when that happens~
I love that she stuck it out and found the offending thread!