Dangers of sewing with invisible thread


Trying to finish up a project using invisible thread. Neglected to pull
up the new bobbin thread and stitched about 60" before I realized no
stitching. I think the invisible thread also got sucked down into the
bobbin area and wrapped around something and my 6600 is now locked up.
Off to dealer for repairs :( Maybe learned my lesson about holding the
tails when starting. I did say maybe... Still have my 9500 I can
finish on.
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Kiteflyer
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Trying to finish up a project using invisible thread. Neglected to pull up the new bobbin thread and stitched about 60" before I realized no stitching. I think the invisible thread also got sucked down into the bobbin area and wrapped around something and my 6600 is now locked up. Off to dealer for repairs :( Maybe I learned my lesson about holding the tails when starting. I did say maybe... Still have my 9500 I can finish on. That's why you need more than 1 machine.
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Kiteflyer
I really believe you've learned your lesson. Meanwhile, have you attempted to peer around with a tiny light from this direction and that to see if you can get a glimpse of the offending wrap? Might be worth a look; OTOH I guess the thread could have warmed enough to melt. The Home Ec sewing command is to always Hold the Bunny by the Ears. It's a good habit even if your manual says you don't have to. You don't. Sometimes. Unless, of course, you're Lyndon Johnson. Polly
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Polly Esther
I know, John. Just checking to see if anyone was awake ... and old enough to remember LBJ. Polly
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That would be Beagle by the ears.
John
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Polly Esther
i am old enough, argh... i recall him vaguely, tho wish i didnt. i thot bunny was odd but didnt realize how close you were. they both have long ears, tis true. bet the beagles hopped away next time that idiot tried pick'n'em up by their ears too. so close enough i reckon. ...and i never get a manual for anything so lost totally on all subjects, oh well. j.
"Polly Esther" wrote ... I know, John. Just checking to see if anyone was awake ... and old enough to remember LBJ. Polly
"John" wrote ... That would be Beagle by the ears.
"Polly Esther" wrote ...

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J*
I can sympathize with you..... I have had invisible thread get sucked around my flywheel and pull off about half a spool before I realized it. Not good for the machine. Or my mood.....
Reply to
Laurie G. in CA
There's this cute little hooky sort of thing just above the bobbin case in my SM. The 'theory' is that if you loop over it and cut the bobbin thread there that the needle will pick it up and all will be just peachy. I don't trust it. Polly
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Polly Esther
Yup, been there done that. Now if you fix it and it still acts up, take a part and clean. I'll bet there will be a small piece of it stuck some where and causing issues. However when I remember to pull up the thread I don't have any issues with invisible thread, in fact I use it a lot. Take Care Joanna
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Joanna
I have this on my machine too. Works get for regular thread, honest. Don't use it with invisible thread, upholstery thread, or the thicker blue jean thread, or rayon embroidery thread which is thinner. I do use it a lot and have not had problems as long as I use it with regular cotton or cotton poly thread. Joanna
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Joanna
I've just used it for the first time and had no problems. It was on the top and behaved better than normal thread.
Sally at the Seaside~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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Sally Swindells
I have one of those, but it has lost its sharpness. I can't figure out a way to sharpen the tiny little thing. I'm in the habit of using scissors now, anyway.
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