I was bought a Delta sewing machine as a xmas pressies a few years back. I have just managed to get it out and try to sew. Which is a miracle because I cannot find the dvd/mannual (and nothing online,well at least in english) I have a few issues my threads keep snapping or tangling in fabric. I have tried:
Re-threading ( a million times)
My question is has anyone got this machine because I think its my thread tension and I am not 100% sure what the extra dial are for.
Any tips would be greatly welcome!
Hi. If you're having problems with your machine it is probably best to go back to the place you bought it or a reputable sewing repair shop and ask to get it serviced. The more you 'tangle' up thread in the machine the more chance you have of breaking it further.
Is the thread looking fine on one side and then being all looped and bunched up on the other? I had that problem with my machine and it was a problem with the tension that had to be resolved by one of the parts being repaired. It only cost about £30 to repair and it works like a dream now.
Another thing to check is that you are definitely using the right bobbins and needles for the machine because this can affect it too.
I'd also suggest doing a few test runs on scrap fabric (do it on double thickness) and adjusting the lower bobbin tension and upper tension too, but make sure you note down what you're changing the numbers to so you can get it back to at least some sort of working state (once you start playing around you might make it worse and not remember what the settings were before!)
Also as a side note, I am the leader of The Needlework Society on TSR and we are always looking for new members
Cheers for your words of advice but it was a very cheap sewing machine it does have a 3yr guarantee but it was bought from Aldi so I am not exactly fussed about getting the actual machine sorted I am more worried it is something I am doing......I do plan to but an expensive model, but I don't wanna make the mistake I made when I bought a guitar where I lost interest.......I am holding out hope I can get some basic practice before I invest.......I have been on youtube and there are a lot of informative videos but because its all different machine...Mines seems to have a few extra dials.......or basically 2 that isn't glaringly obvious!