Having a couple days off this week gave me an opportunity to work on several projects that I’ve wanted to complete. Last night I finished one project and started another. That’s when it happened . . . Strange stitching coming from my beloved Baby Lock machine!
What could it be? Do I need to have it serviced? (Yes, I do sew almost every day.) Calm down and evaluate the situation. What am I sewing? What thread am I using? Is something wrong?
Then I remembered. What needle am I using? I had just finished sewing a knit fabric and forgot to change my needle to sew on a woven fabric. As soon as I changed my needle, my stitching was beautiful.
Is the proper needle that important? ABSOLUTELY!! I use Schmetz needles. Schmetz manufactures needles for every sewing need. (Click here for a chart showing the different needles and the type of sewing each is designed for.)
If you need help picking the perfect needle for your sewing machine, just let us Ragtime Gals help you.
I’m confident you will be as happy as I am.
Our Ragtime Staff