Have you ever found that your sewing machine is timing out while you’re working?
You can think of this problem as your sewing machine getting a little flustered, and generally just losing its focus. There are lots of reasons why your sewing machine might be timing out, and generally, the problem arises when the needle is stuck in the fabric and can’t get fully through the loop.
Did you know that the timing in a sewing machine can be fixed?
You may not know this, but when the needle touches the fabric, it actually generates two different types of force. The needle pushes the fabric forward and the threads pull the fabric in, resulting in two different speeds.
With enough experience, you can fix the timing so that both forces are the same, and the sewing machine can produce the correct speed for the fabric.
Disassembling the Machine
If you have ever experienced an accident, you know how dangerous it can be. You can cut yourself, or hurt someone else. The best way to protect yourself and others is to put safety first.
Most people know that a sewing machine needs to be replaced at some point, but there’s a lot more to it than most people realize.
For example, there are so many different brands and models of sewing machines out in the world that it can be difficult to find a replacement simply by looking at the machine.
Here is a useful sewing machine tip: To repair a sewing machine, it’s easier if the machine is unplugged and placed on a solid, level surface.
If you choose to disassemble the machine while it is connected to the power cord, make sure the machine is in a well-ventilated area and that the area is clear of any sharp metal parts.
Ever wonder how to disassemble a sewing machine? It’s pretty easy to get the simple things back to their original shape.
If you were to describe in one sentence how to disassemble a sewing machine it would look like this:
- First, remove the foot pedal and the pedal assembly.
- Remove the table by pulling the back out and up.
- Remove the table rail by pulling the front rail away from the table.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that if you own a sewing machine, you need to know how to disassemble it.
Putting it back together
It’s a daunting task that takes up a lot of time and energy, with the potential to destroy your machine. However, it doesn’t have to be like that. By following a simple guide, you can take a machine that was serviced by a professional, and ensure that it will be as good as new in no time at all.
How to Put a Sewing Machine Back Together?
Sewing machines are surprisingly easy to fix, provided you can find the uncommon parts needed to do so. The old saying “if you can read, you can fix it” goes double for sewing machines. Sure, the parts are uncommon, but if you can understand the diagrams of the machine, you can probably figure out how to put it back together.
Setting the timing
To set the timing in the sewing machine, you have to follow the pattern between the two dials, and you will find some of the dials are fixed and some can be moved. When the dials are fixed, there are three positions, the needle should be halfway in between, and the needle release should be at the right position, the pattern should be in the correct position, and the motor is at the correct timing.
As with many other machines, the timing is adjusted by turning a small screw or knob on the side of the machine. The ideal time to sew is between one-third and two-thirds of the speed that is set by the needle.
The first rule of sewing is to set the machine’s stitch length and width BEFORE you start sewing. Most people don’t realize this, but if you don’t set the stitch length correctly, you’re going to run into problems such as under- or over-sewing, skipped stitches, puckers, and more.