We’ve all been there – we’re merrily sewing away, marveling at our cleverness and efficiency, when suddenly the sewing machine hiccoughs, growls and grinds to a stop, the needle juddering and jammed in the fabric, refusing to budge. Underneath is a thick, complex knot of thread, reaching down into the throat plate and around the bobbin like a great tree root or something out of a James Herbert novel.
Jammed sewing machines are supremely frustrating, and are most likely to happen during a late night sewing session with a tomorrow-morning deadline.
Don’t worry, though – your machine is most probably not at fault. A quick troubleshooting check of a few key areas on your machine will, in all likelihood, get you back into the sewing groove in no time.
So calm down, take a deep breath, wipe your sweaty palms, and pour yourself a brew. We can sort this out together.