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Machine will not stitch on nylon supplex fabric

Twiggles | Posted in Sewing Machines & Sergers on

I am having a problem sewing on nylon supplex fabric. My machine does not form the stitch.  I can sew fine on all other fabrics.  I have tried many types of needles – microtex, jeans, universal needles of different sizes – with no luck.  After looking around on YouTube, it seems when the timing is off this would be what happens.  But my timing can’t be off if I can sew on other fabrics without an issue.  Can anyone offer any thoughts on what might be the problem?

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  1. user-4677682 | | #1

    It may be your thread. The thread has to be able to slide down the needle in the groove on the front of the needle. If the thread is too heavy for the needle size you will get skipped or no stitches. Are you using a heavy thread?

    1. Twiggles | | #2

      I am not using heavy thread, just regular Coats cotton covered polyester. I do have a Gutterman 100% poly thread. I'll try that to see if it makes a difference. Thank you for the suggestion.

  2. Marsha428 | | #3

    A Teflon or roller foot may help if the material is dragging, causing the dropped stitches. Also, play with your pressure on the foot, most machines have some ability to adjust this. Good luck.

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