Challenge of Today...Master the settings on my New Machine
As you will see in the photos for some of the upcoming blog posts, I have a new sewing machine. I finally broke down and got an industrial. I really love the way it sews, though I'm still getting used to the settings and features. I've been working on a project using very thin monofilament thread and my installer has set the machine to handle this. Today, however, I need to alter some slacks that are a white denim type fabric. I changed my needle and adjusted the tension. I practiced on scraps and the stitch looked beautiful. But I forgot to look at the back side . Sigh...
Well, the photo isn't great because the waistband is not lying flat, but you can see that the stitches look good. I used a normal weight thread and a heavier thread together, both going through the same needle. I've done this a lot with my old machine, using regular single strand thread in the bobbin, as explained in this post.
But as you can see, the under side looks like a bird's nest! Yikes. This machine is not happy having the bobbin thread weight not matching the needle thread.
After lots of trial and error, I have rethreaded with the monofilament thread, so I can finish that project and I will straighten this mess out later.