i am trying to embroider a port authority hcf safari hat. as soon as i hit start it make 2-3 strikes with the needle then the tread breaks. i am using a 75/11 needle with a polyester royal thread. anyone know what is wrong? do i need a different needle?
Definately change to another needle first to identify whether the problem will follow if you change.
The design itself may dictate the need to use a different size needle. Very small text might need a 70 and not a 75.
Lastly, don't discount the thread itself. If the problem goes away if you use a different needle position put up a new spool into the original position and see if it clears. Bad spools of thread are more common than you might think.
I know I may sound like an idiot for posting this, but it took me a while to learn there are two sides to a round needle. As I was changing needles on my 15 needle machine, I had slowly worked down to having 6 working needles. I had gotten lucky with those. So I guess what I am saying is to make sure you have the need in correctly and perfectly centered, which is hard to do.
Just a rookie mistake or idiot mistake should i say!!! I took my bobbin casing out for oiling and never put it back in. After searching for an answer i saw my bobbin case laying on my counter, put it back in, and it sewed just fine!!!
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