Sewing Machine Problems!!

Hello Fellow Fashionistas!

I noticed my machine wasn’t sewing as nicely a couple days ago, so I changed the stich length and tension, and the stiches still were super bad and the thread kept getting tangled, so I sat down today and took it apart, and look what I found:


DUST. It was clogged up with dust! I opened it up last in February, it and was clean, but I’ve sewed considerably more since then. I took 15 minutes cleaning out all the loose thread and dust. My manual didn’t say anything about oiling it, except for saying not to oil the bobbin case. I’ll have to look into that more.


Once I was done, I put back all the screws, the presser foot, and the other things I needed to take off, I threaded the machine and bobbin, and what happens when I sew? The thread gets tangled. I cleaned out the thread, and then what happpens? The stiches are tight and aren’t sewing properly. Note that the tension is fine, the stich length is at the largest setting…and it won’t sew.

I give up! I love my Brother machine, but I think it’s time for me to take a break for a week or so.

Tell me in the comments about your most frustrating sewing problems!




8 thoughts on “Sewing Machine Problems!!

  1. I was sewing a dog toy for my dog Bella, and I sewed it for a long time and realized- I hadn’t done the back stitch! So I had to take all the thread back out! Annoying!!!!
    Btw, what do you think you’re going to do about your sewing machine?


    1. Wow, that’s so annoying! I took sewing classes two monthes ago, and my teacher fixed my machine, so I’ll probably go back to her for help. I know I’m threading it right and all that, so it’s a problem with the machine, I’m guessing. Maybe I’ll contact Brother.



  2. wow! that’s so frustrating. i love how you tackled the problem, tho – getting in there to see what was going on, trying to problem-solve. you go, girl! that spirit will help you out in life, many times over.



  3. I had the same problem at Thanksgiving time. I was trying to sew some harvest themed placemats and a table runner and the stitches looked awful and the thread was getting tangled. Then, I adjusted the tension and stitch length and everything kept getting tangled. My machine was old. Nana and Poppy bought it for me when Carynn was a baby. I was so frustrated that I gave up. Uncle Bill got sick of all my “ughs” and went on Amazon to buy me a new machine. Thankfully, it got here in time for me to finish my project before Thanksgiving. Your post reminded me to clean my machine though. So, thanks!


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