Problem: Skipped stitches often occur on
lingerie tricot also spandex and lycra.
Tip #1: Try using a brand new size 70 or 80
Tip #2: If tip #1 doesnt solve the
problem use a Schmetz 705HS needle designed specifically for these
types of fabrics. Size 75/11 is ideal.
Problem: Poor stitch quality on tightly
woven fabrics, denims, all weather garment material and some of
the home decorating fabrics which have been treated to be fade and
wrinkle resistant or soil retardant. Needle and thread breakage
is common also.
Tip #1: Try using a new needle in the appropriate
size for the weight and texture of the material. If using heavy
thread be sure to use a needle with a large enough eye to accommodate
the size of the thread.
Tip #2: The Schmetz 705HJ needle is designed
with an acute point to penetrate the material easily and will greatly
improve the quality of stitches.