[Sewing] Juki straight stitch problem

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Thu Aug 12 20:01:32 UTC 2010

The pockmarking or the actual bending?  I've seen pockmarking on just
about every machine I've ever worked on, but I've never seen the
deformation before.  How does that happen?  Do you just use much heavier
fabrics than I do?

Cynthia if you're on this list and see this and haven't left yet, get


Rachel Lyra Hospodar wrote:
> 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.
> R.
> 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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