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jumped ZIG ZAG on polar fleece

mem | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I am trying to make somem baby sleeping bags on my Janome 4800 which has been an excellent machine . It has just been serviced and so is in good order. I cant zigzag though without it jumping stitches and plain sewing a bit and then doing another zig zag . It doesnt do this on other fabric. I have tried changing needles and have reduced the pressure on the foot . Any other ideas???


  1. diday | | #1

    For 200-weight fleece Malden Mills recommends a Universal Point size 14, high quality polyester thread, and a medium-width, medium-length zigzag stitch. If you can't get this to work you could try another seaming method, some are shown in their e-classroom here:


    Their FAQs recommend Universal Point Size 12/80 for 100 weight.

    1. mem | | #2

      Thanks i will give that a go .

  2. mimi | | #3

    If your machine has a stretch stitch use that instead of the zigzag.  Also, did you wash the fabric before you started sewing?  There might be some sizing on the fleece that is causing your needles to gunk up.


  3. Kiley | | #4

    I have a Janome made Kenmore that is very similar to your machine and I have no problems sewing different weights of fleece so if it is not the needle type that is causing the problem maybe try adjusting your foot pressure and see if that helps. Whoops, I had to edit this after re-reading your post and found that you already tried changing the pressure..LOL  sorry..nevermind. I was also wondering what foot you might be using..if that could be the problem.

    Edited 6/22/2006 3:36 am ET by Kiley

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