How to find a fault in a sewing machine

Whether you are running a garment factory with the several numbers of sewing machines or you have a single sewing machine for your personal use, proper maintenance is really very important to everyone. At many instances, your machine will get faults and go down in the performance of stitching. Maximum number of faults with your factory or home based sewing machine are arise based on the quality of clothing you are going to stitch on. There are commonly 8 types of sewing faults occurred in most of the cases and there are easy ways to find such faults to simply recover back your machine to get the best running condition.

General sewing machine faults:

The different types of problems arise with your sewing machine during a process of stitching the clothes include,

  • Unbalance stitch
  • Skipped stitches
  • Variable stitch density
  • Staggered stitch
  • Needle thread breakage
  • Seam puckering
  • Thread fusing when your sewing machine stops
  • Bobbin or looper thread breakage


When you are experiencing the skipped stitches, you can find this fault by checking out the hook or looper. If there is any failure of looper or hook and the needle to enter into the loop at the correct time, this skipped stitches fault will occur. At this situation, you can examine the timing and setting between the looper or hook and the needle. If there is incorrect tension of the sewing thread, you will get the fault of unbalance stitch. The sewers can easily discover this fault by examining the sewing thread tension. In order to get rid of this problem, you have to change the thread tension settings in a proper manner. Staggered stitch fault will happen due to the deflection of the needle or wrong needle point. To find this fault, everyone is suggested to check out the size of your needle. If it is found that needle deflection is a cause, you can change the size of the needle otherwise you have to completely change the new needle to get the best stitches.

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Other faults to find with remedies:

During the sewing process, you will get the variable stitch density fault due to the incorrect unwinding of the thread. Once you have found this fault, first you have to change the position of the thread guide which has to be 2.5 times higher than the thread package position. In most of the causes, the sewers can’t find a cause for the seam puckering fault experienced with their sewing machine. When you are getting this problem, you can examine the thread tension in your machine. If there is higher thread tension, then you have to lower it to get the correct stitches. Thread breakage problem in the looper or bobbin will be occurred because of the wrong winding of threads on the bobbin or higher tension to the threads in the bobbin. To solve this fault, the sewers should have to correct the proper wining of threads and adjust to the bobbin threads.

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