How to solve the problem of needle skipping and needle breaking ?

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How to solve the problem of needle skipping and needle breaking ?


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Today we would share how to solve the problem of needle skipping and needle breaking.




Needle Skipping




Firstly, let’s check how to solve the problem of needle skipping.There might be several reasons:




Reason 1 : Embroidery hooping is too loose




When we embroider, we must tighten the embroidered fabric. When hooping is loose, then skipping stitches will easily occur.



Reason 2: The gap between the needle and the hook tip is too much




The gap between the needle and the hook tip should be proper. If the gap is too large or too small, there will be problem of misalignment between needle and hook, and stitch skipping will easily occur. In that case, we need to readjust the relative position of the hook.




Reason 3 : The hook tip is dull or slightly missing



The tip of the hook is also one of the common causes of skipped stitches. If the hook tip is blunt or slightly chipped, then the stable movement of the needle will be effected. In this case, we must grind or polish it.



Reason 4 : The thickness of the embroidery thread does not match the needle




It is pretty important to choose the reasonable thickness of the embroidery thread. If the embroidery thread is too thick or too thin to match the needle size, then the risk of skipped stitches would be greatly increased. When choosing a needle, we need to consider the thickness of the needle according to the thickness of the embroidery thread.




Reason 5 : Problem with the pressor foot spring



The quality of the pressor foot can also affect the operation of the needle. If the spring pressure is insufficient or the spring is damaged, then the operation of the needle will be affected, which can easily lead to skipped stitches. In this case, we should replace the spring of pressor foot.




Reason 6 : The needle tip is not sharp




The sharpness of the needle point will also affect the needle movement. If the needle tip is not sharp and there are burrs, then skipping stitches can easily occur. If this situation is found, then we should replace the needle.




Needle Breaking



Reason 1 : Fabric is too hard



If the fabric is too stiff, then needle penetration can be a problem, and the needle can easily break. When we are embroidering on hard fabrics, we can try spraying some water on the fabric or using a heat press to soften the fabric.




Reason 2 : Wrong needle occupied



Many experienced embroiderers have a common sense that certain fabric requires specific needle, if we ignore the special requirement, then it is easy to break the needles.




Reason 3 : The hook and the needle are out of sync



Under normal circumstances, the running rhythm of the hook and the needle should be synchronized. When the hook is too close to the needle, the needle breakage is easy to occur. In this case, we should adjust the gap between the hook and the needle.



Reason 4 : Thread tension is too high



Under normal circumstances, the thread tension should be maintained at a reasonable value. If the upper thread tension is too high, the needle breakage will easily occur. In this case, we should adjust the tension.




Reason 5 : The presser foot, the needle plate center and the needle are not aligned




This should be easy to understand. If the presser foot center, the needle plate center and the needle are not aligned, the needle will be subjected to lateral force when running at high speed, and it will be easily broken.




Reason 6 : Wrong frame shifting angle



If the frame shifting angle is not correct, the embroidery needle will also be subjected to lateral force and then be broken. In this case, we should adjust the frame shift angle.



OK, friends, that's today's sharing.  We will see you next time.