Main Reasons For Uneven Stitch And Feed

Most of the time, we used to face some kind of problem with our sewing machines. Among all those problems one of the most common problems is the ‘Uneven Stitch & Feed Problem’. It has been noticed that this problem is not just a common problem; it also causes damage to your machine. So, let’s start with what are the possible reasons behind this problem.

Main Reasons For Uneven Stitch And Feed

Let’s begin!

Bent needle

I’ve got a needle to pick with you. You see, if you want to sew anything that isn’t total crap, your needle has to be straight and sharp. The size of the needle should be appropriate for what you are sewing (larger for thicker fabrics and fiber for thinner fabrics), and the length of the needle should also be appropriate for what you are sewing (the shorter the stitch length, the longer the needle).

The type of needle is also important – there are many types but the most commonly used is universal or ballpoint. This type has a rounded tip which helps it glide through fabric smoothly. However, some specialty needles have sharper points that can pierce through thick layers better than universal needles do so they may work better in certain situations but not others so choose wisely!

Loose upper tension

  • To check for loose upper tension, lift the presser foot and then gently insert your hand under the needle plate. If you feel a lot of play in the thread, tighten your upper tension slightly by turning the screw on top of your machine to the right until it feels tight.
  • To fix a poorly threaded bobbin: remove the bobbin case from the machine and inspect the inside of it for any lint or fibers that may be wrapped around the bobbin shaft which will prevent smooth rotation when sewing (photo 1).
  • Gently pull out anything that you find with tweezers or another small tool (photo 2). Then reinsert the empty bobbin back into the machine and test sew again—if the problem persists repeat steps 1-3 above until the issue has been resolved.

Poorly threaded bobbin

  • Open the bobbin case on your sewing machine and check how much thread is left on the spool. You should be able to see an empty spool if there is enough left for another load of thread, or a full one if it’s time to replace it.
  • If you’re going to load a new one, remove the old spool from its holder by pressing down on both sides of it and pulling it out gently with your fingers once you feel resistance when turning it counterclockwise by hand (about 90 degrees).
  • Slide in a fresh spool of thread until you hear it click into place—it should slide all the way down into the holder until its top edge lines up with those marks indicating how far up each size goes (0-18). Once again, turn counterclockwise 90 degrees—this time firmly!
  • Wind new bobbins as needed before loading them onto your machine; this step helps ensure smoothness during stitching because loose threads can cause more friction than necessary while passing through tension discs during the operation.

Thread knotted with other thread

Thread knots are one of the most common problems when sewing. The main reason why thread knots occur is that you’re trying to sew too fast without paying attention to the fabric and your machine. This can be easily solved by following these steps:

  • Take a look at your needle threader and see if there are any excess or loose ends sticking out from it. If so, cut them off using small scissors or clippers (scissors with rounded tips work best).
  • Check if there are any stray threads on top of your sewing machine; if there are any, carefully remove them using tweezers or another tool that has been designated for this purpose

The Presser foot is not set properly

  • The presser foot is not set properly, which can cause unevenness in the fabric.
  • Needle plate hole (needle plate hole) or partially broken needle plate hole, causing a gap between the needle and cloth when sewing, resulting in less penetration of thread into the cloth and easy breakage of fabric.
  • If you are using a new needle or one that has been used for a long time without cleaning it first, it will cause damage to the machine itself and make it more difficult for threads to pass through smoothly

Loose stitch cam setting

The needle plate hole (needle plate hole) or partially broken needle plate hole is a common cause of loose stitch cam setting. If you feel that your machine has been working for a long time and the stitches are still loose, then check if your machine has any bent or broken needle plate holes. A bent or broken needle plate hole can lead to poor sewing results with uneven stitches.

Bent needle plate hole (needle plate hole) or partially broken needle plate hole

If the needle plate hole is bent, it will cause uneven stitches and feed. The easiest way to solve this problem is to remove the needle plate from your sewing machine and check if the needle plate hole has been bent. If so, you can straighten it with a pair of pliers or tweezers until it’s flat again. You should also make sure that all four sides are even and square so that they meet at right angles when you put them back into place on your machine.

If one side is higher than another side, then put a drop of glue on top of each corner where they come together and let them dry overnight before using again!

It is a common problem for sewing machines. Uneven stitch and feed can be easily solved by following these steps.

  • Check the needle
  • Check the thread
  • Check the bobbin
  • Check the presser foot
  • Check the stitch cam setting This can be easily solved by following these steps.


I hope you get the point. The two most common problems with sewing machines are broken needles, loose upper tension and loose stitches. If your machine has any of these problems then fixing them is essential. If not, you will have to buy a new one as it is beyond repair. So make sure that you take notes of all these things in your sewing machine repair guide!

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