June 11, 2021
Debbie SewBlest , EMB 101 , Machine Tips
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If you are stitching with metallic thread and are having
issues embroidering, try these tips:
Slow Down the Machine
Reduce the speed of your embroidery sewing machine and you
will have less thread breaks.
Machine tension may also need to be relaxed to lessen pull
on the thread as it is stitching.
Use the Right Needle
Use a metallic or topstitch needle. They have a longer (and
larger) eye that reduces friction on the metallic thread and helps to prevent
fraying. Also, don’t be afraid to pop a new needle on your machine at the
beginning of a project.
Relax the Thread
Being wound on a spool affects how the thread performs,
especially with metallic blends. The distance between the spool and the machine
can alleviate curling and thread breaks.
Use a thread
stand or drop your thread over the edge of a table and put it in a cup on
the floor. Then, thread your machine as usual. That gives the thread an
opportunity to relax before it reaches the machine.
Still having trouble? Sometimes, turning the thread spool
the opposite way on the spool pin makes a difference too.