[Sewing] Juki straight stitch problem

Rachel Lyra Hospodar rachel at fernworks.net
Thu Aug 12 17:15:20 UTC 2010

this happens pretty frequently on my juki at home. i usually try to keep 
a couple throat plates around.  they are only a few bucks and it's 
really frustrating when you are trying to do something delicate and the 
throat plate looks like the strike plate for an anvil.


Rachel McConnell wrote:
> This is actually a new one to me. At some point recently the throat  
> plate on this machine got bent such that the bit with the needle hole  
> was 2-3 mm lower than the surface. It was also pitted badly as with  
> many hits with a heavy needle. This caused uneven stitching and  
> frequent broken threads. Meredith was able to return it almost flat  
> with a vise but we could do nothing about the pits.
> Cynthia will be buying a new throat plate sometime today but needs to  
> take the old one as a model, so for a time the machine will be  
> unusable. Installation is just a couple screws so if Apparel City has  
> the part in stock it should be available again tonight.
> -Rachel
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