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Last year, I realized that a few of our employees did not have the best intentions when they came to work. It seemed like their goal was to slack off and avoid work, and it was really frustrating. I realized that I had to do something in order to make things right, so I started working with them to train them. I also installed a camera system and explained the consequences of their actions. Within about six months, we were able to completely overhaul things, and it made a huge difference. This blog is all about keeping employees productive and on track, so that you can keep your company viable.


Keeping Employees Productive

Something Sew Wrong? 3 Signs Your Sewing Machine Needs Professional Repairs

Grace Hanson

There's nothing worse than having your sewing machine break down in the middle of a project. If you sew on a regular basis, it's bound to happen. One way to reduce the risk of breakdowns is to get your sewing machine serviced at least once a year. If you do a lot of sewing, you should increase the service to at least twice a year. Beyond that, it's also important that you pay attention to the way your sewing machine is handling. If you notice problems, it's best to get your sewing machine repaired as soon as possible. If you're not sure what to watch for, read the list provided below. If you encounter any of the problems listed here, it's time to get your sewing machine repaired.

Your Needle Keeps Breaking

If your needle breaks while you're sewing, the first thing you need to do is test the fabric. If you're trying to sew heavy-duty material with a lightweight needle, you're bound to encounter some problems. But, if your needle is properly matched to the fabric you're sewing, you need to take a closer look. Check the throat plate for signs of damage. If the throat plate is damaged, that will need to be replaced. If the throat plate is not damaged, take your machine in for repairs. 

You've Got Skipped Stitches

Skipped stitches can be a real problem when you're trying to sew. Each time a stitch is skipped, the strength of the seam is compromised. Unfortunately, that means your finished project won't last as long as it should. If you've got a series of skipped stitches, make sure your needle is installed correctly. If it's not, replace it and start over. If your machine continues to skip stitches, it's time for professional repairs. 

Your Sewing Machine Freezes

If your machine freezes up while you're sewing, give the handwheel a couple of manual turns. This can usually free up the tension and get your sewing machine moving again. If that doesn't solve the problem, you'll need to check for lint. Do that by removing the throat plate. Once you have the throat plate removed, use a small brush to remove the lint from around the feeder feet. Replace the throat plate and try again. If your sewing machine continues to freeze, you'll need to take it in for repairs. 

Don't let sewing machine troubles interfere with your project. If you encounter any of the problems described here, take your sewing machine in for professional repairs.

For more information, contact a sewing machine repair service in your area.