Sewing Machine Blog Posts

Hello Everyone,

It would be nice to be able to do a blog post every day, but that is not realistic for two reasons.

First, each post requires that I have the right machine in the shop to be able to take pictures and show you what I’m talking about. Today I have these two machines on the benches.

The embroidery machine on the left is a BNT10L and the sewing machine on the right is a Bernina 730. Neither will be included in my next few blog posts.

The blog posts that I am currently working on are for sewing machine needle plates (includes quilting machines and embroidery machines). Also the difference between sewing machine dual feed systems and a sewing machine walking foot. These two items are often confused and many of you assume they are the same. So we will clear that up in my next blog post.  I will update everyone as these are published. But for now, I’m trying to finish up the machines I have in the shop so I can spend a few days with our family.

I know many of you are waiting for my next article. It is already in draft. I will publish at least two articles in February.

If you have questions or if there are topics you would like me to address, please leave me a comment.

May Your Thread Never Break!

Mike Roussin


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Hi, I was wondering if you could help answer two questions. First, I have been repairing machine for years now, and one problem I come across while testing zig zag, the take up lever won’t fully pick up the thread on the right zig zag under fabric. Neither timing, tensions, sanding plate and hook, lubrication, nor any burrs on bobb case…. Any ideas? Last, ever service a machine and the upper thread makes the zig zag to full width but loose and almost bubbling? I’ll share wisdom in return, all the guys in my state come to me for advise,… Read more »


I am thinking about purchasing a new machine. What machine would you suggest that is not too expensive? does the basics and runs smoothly. Some of the newer machines sound so choppy and tinny..


Thanks for sharing. I was stuck with the zig-zag, but really thanks to you. Waiting for such kind of write-up from you.


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