I started out today all ready to re-stitch the seams that had gone wrong last week. Thank goodness, I decided to check after just a few blocks. They had the same problem! Some were even worse!!!
Not a great way to start out, but at least I have the whole day to figure out what’s going on. Following the trusty TNT Rule (thread, needle, tension), I put in a new needle, inspected and rethreaded both top and bottom and tried adjusting tension. No improvement. While checking the bobbin (again!) I noticed a little lint in the bottom. Hmmm. I wonder how long it’s been since I cleaned this machine.
Now, one clue would be that I had to get out the manual to find how to remove the plate and access the bobbin race. Uh oh.
Oops! I guess it’s been awhile. That may not look like a very large ball of lint, but it has been gathered up and compressed, so – yeah – that’s a lot of lint!
I guess I need to change TNT to CTNT – clean, thread, needle tension!
After that exercise, everything is back to normal and I finally got past that first seam!!
I’m now at the halfway point on these blocks. Not as far as I would like to be, but considering the bumps in the road – so to speak – not bad at all!
I think I’ll go clean my other sewing machine now!