I’m having problems when I sew with Jersey on my Sewing Machine. The Machine keeps jumping stictches when I sew with this fabric. Everything I have read talks about the right needle and thread to use! I’m using a Ball Point Needle but I’m not sure of the right thread. I am using Gutermanns 100% polyester thread.Could this be the problem.

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    Jan 22, 2013, 10.22 PMby bjr99

    Be sure to use a brand new needle. Best for knits are stretch needles.

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      Jan 24, 2013, 12.56 AMby roselan

      Use a new needle every time I start a new project.

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    Jan 23, 2013, 06.54 AMby peppit

    Have you tried changing the thread tension?

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    Jan 23, 2013, 07.26 AMby judypeg

    I had this problem recently on a garment I was altering, using the “right” needle & thread but still getting skipped stitches. Try other needles, a universal needle worked for me, surprisingly.

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      Jan 24, 2013, 12.54 AMby roselan

      That only Made it worst

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    Jan 23, 2013, 11.49 AMby 20beverly08

    nancy zieman’s website has free videos on sewing jersey knits at wisconsin public television website.

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      Jan 24, 2013, 12.56 AMby roselan

      I’ll check out her website.

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    Jan 23, 2013, 11.50 AMby 20beverly08

    adjust tension and uses test jersey fabric swatch. also, sometimes zigzag stitching instead of straight stitching on some jersey fabrics prevents puckering

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    Jan 24, 2013, 12.57 AMby roselan

    Thanks everyone!

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    Jan 25, 2013, 02.15 AMby jen .ss1

    A couple more ideas: If you can find them, try “stretch” needles. If nothing else works, try sewing with a piece of gift-wrap type tissue paper under the fabric. If the fabric is washable, I have also made seam allowances temporarily stiffer by using a liquified stabilizer, i.e., Solvy dissolved in a little bit of water. Starch might work also, but I haven’t tried that.

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    Jan 26, 2013, 07.54 AMby Sue Augusto Mariotti

    You might also try a walking foot.

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    Jul 21, 2014, 08.32 AMby Deanna31

    A little trick you could try that works for me usually… Is to unscrew the needle and pull it down a little then screw it back in. I’m not sure if it works on domestic machines but it does on industrial. Before sewing – put the needle through a few stitches by using the hand knob, just to make sure it’s not going to wreck the machine by the needle being too low.

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