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General Discussion / Patches Sewn on Sleeves
« on: November 10, 2015, 03:11:43 PM »
     I have a family member who recently joined the military and needs patches sewn on the sleeves of a number of his uniforms.  I can't figure out how to use my machine to do this.  The patches are on the upper part of the sleeve about 6 inches down from the shoulder.  He is trying to pay off his college loans and uses all of his money to accomplish this.  I am trying to save him some money.  Has anyone sewn on these type of patches using their machine? 
     I would think that alteration shops must have a machine with an extended arm to accomplish this, as I always see police uniforms with rank on the sleeves at the laundromat.  Now this has peaked my interest as to what type of machine they use.  I can't seem to find anything on the internet that would make this fairly easy.  Does anyone know what type of machine a tailor would use at the laundromat?  Very curious at this point.


Thank you,
Jeff 

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General Discussion / Re: JUKI LU-563 driving me insane
« on: December 04, 2011, 06:56:08 PM »
No problem.  Thanks for the effort.

Jeff

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General Discussion / Re: JUKI LU-563 driving me insane
« on: December 04, 2011, 08:40:17 AM »
  I have learned more about my sewing machine from trying suggestions posted here.  Problem/instruction would be a great thread!  Little hints like" keep tension on the needle thread when starting" was useful.  I have used an old singer 30-15 for my basic sewing needs, but it is a world of difference from my Juki LU-563. 
 
    Back to dogs, when training with them I always clean up their obedience and heal work by chewing on a hot dog.  When the dog looks up at me I spit a little at him and he gulps it down.  It keeps him looking up and where I want him along with a quick praise method that does not stop the exercise at hand.

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General Discussion / Re: JUKI LU-563 driving me insane
« on: December 03, 2011, 08:10:21 AM »
This is what I have.   I hope this helps you out.

http://youtu.be/FhKShSlMYM0

http://youtu.be/7jqZX7QRa9Y

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General Discussion / Re: JUKI LU-563 driving me insane
« on: December 02, 2011, 06:49:52 PM »
   Not a patriots fan, patriot was my call sign back when I was in the military.  I am not a New Jersey native, moved here for employment with my family.  It njpatriot was just something that I use on the internet. 
   My projects are sewing dog leashes for police dogs.  The canine handlers like cotton leashes that I custom make to fit them.  Different people will wrap them around their waist, loop them over their shoulder like a sam brown belt, or around their neck past the front of their shoulder then clasp it around their lower back.  There are many different sizes so I measure them and sew them up.  Just a nice little hobby. 

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General Discussion / Re: JUKI LU-563 driving me insane
« on: December 01, 2011, 09:55:45 PM »
Here is my threading video.  I am working on the others.

http://youtu.be/tZArgqw_y00

Yes it does feel good to get it right.  Now I can get working!

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General Discussion / Re: JUKI LU-563 driving me insane
« on: December 01, 2011, 08:50:26 PM »
  Thank you all, I am up and running!  I started fresh this evening and took a little advise from all who gave suggestions.  I tightened the needle thread tension ensuring it was seated in the tension discs.  I removed all debris from under the bobbin case ( there was plenty of thread under there).  I threaded the bobbin thread under the bobbin tension spring by holding the bobbin as I pulled the thread to the left.  Once I threaded the needle above the walking foot I held it and the bobbin thread to the left for the first few stitches.  I started the first few stitches by hand to get it started, preventing the knots under the fabric.  This is the first time this machine has worked for me, and I an very appreciative for all of your help.  I am attempting to upload three videos of me as I was attempting to fix my problems.  I will post this and create another post with the videos if anyone is interested in viewing them. 

One more question, if my machine is successfully sewing does that mean that the safety clutch was not engaged and the timing is not off?  Thank you all again for your cooperation and assistance.

Jeff

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General Discussion / Re: JUKI LU-563 driving me insane
« on: November 30, 2011, 10:29:40 PM »
I am trying to clean up my last knot so I will post two videos of me attempting to load the bobbin and me attempting to sew.  This may help to explain my problem.  I will next attempt to try to sew my first few stitches by hand when I clear the machine up.  I will get back to this tomorrow, have to walk away from the machine again.

Juki LU-563 problem 1.MOV

http://youtu.be/IHfr6dIHOoI

Juki LU-563 problem 2.MOV

http://youtu.be/SuJzDkPuZYw

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General Discussion / Re: JUKI LU-563 driving me insane
« on: November 30, 2011, 08:18:26 PM »
Thank you all for your assistance.  I removed the three tiny screws and removed the bobbin case to find a piece of thread underneath.  Once removed, I replaced the bobbin case and attempted to sew again.  I have another knot.  I had to walk away from the machine, I will attempt to clear the knot tomorrow.  I am going to review all of your suggestions again and see if I can clear this up.  Thanks again, I will keep all updated.

Jeff

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General Discussion / Re: JUKI LU-563 driving me insane
« on: November 30, 2011, 05:07:31 PM »
Bobbin, thank you for the encouragement!  I had that exact "birds nest" under the material that I was attempting to sew.  This is when there was additional thread knotted up under the plate where the bobbin is.  I must have tripped that safety clutch that you mention.  I have a poor copy of the owners manual.  My copy does not clearly show if the needle is threaded above the walking foot or if the walking foot is threaded followed by the needle after if passes through the walking foot.  I am saying walking foot, I am under the understanding that the foot that the needle goes through is the walking foot.  I love to have a copy of a repair manual to fix minor problems with this machine, but I have not been able to find one.  Thank you again. 

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General Discussion / Re: JUKI LU-563 driving me insane
« on: November 30, 2011, 04:06:37 PM »
Yes there is a lot of tension where I am holding onto it.  The little foot that the needle goes through closes on the threat that I am holding.  I am not sure how to thread it otherwise.  Thank you for your response. 

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General Discussion / JUKI LU-563 driving me insane
« on: November 30, 2011, 02:00:20 PM »
 I have already posted this on the welcome forum and it was suggested that I post it here, so here we go.  I have had my Juki LU-563 brought in for service to have this same problem fixed many times.  I constantly have problems with my bobbin thread knotting or not catching on the needle.  There is always an issue with this machine.  It had it serviced in October and I just got to using it and It knotted up again.  I have attached a video of what one of the problems is, can anyone explain how to fix this if it is possible?  I have put a lot of money into this machine and I am on the verge of tossing it out.  I have never had the chance to sew anything on this machine, maybe it is not worth keeping around.  Any suggestions?   I am sure that it is operator error but I do not know what I am doing wrong.  I hold the needle thread tight and the bobbin thread tight as I start which is what I was instructed to do by the person that sold me the machine. 

youtube video options:

http://youtu.be/09rfpRGgZ4U

juki lu-563 problem 001.MOV

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How to Use This Forum / Re: JUKI LU-563 driving me insane
« on: November 30, 2011, 01:56:53 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  I will try to switch forums as you suggested.  I will attempt another video of me attempting to use it. 

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How to Use This Forum / JUKI LU-563 driving me insane
« on: November 30, 2011, 12:18:25 PM »
 I have had my Juki LU-563 brought in for service to have this same problem fixed many times.  I constantly have problems with my bobbin thread knotting or not catching on the needle.  There is always an issue with this machine.  It had it serviced in October and I just got to using it and It knotted up again.  I have attached a video of what one of the problems is, can anyone explain how to fix this if it is possible?  I have put a lot of money into this machine and I am on the verge of tossing it out.  I have never had the chance to sew anything on this machine, maybe it is not worth keeping around.  Any suggestions?   I am sure that it is operator error but I do not know what I am doing wrong.  I hold the needle thread tight and the bobbin thread tight as I start which is what I was instructed to do by the person that sold me the machine.  

youtube video options:

http://youtu.be/09rfpRGgZ4U

juki lu-563 problem 001.MOV

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General Discussion / Re: Juki LU563 help
« on: July 18, 2011, 05:58:38 PM »
Thank you Gregg for helping me out on the phone.   Your contact will be assisting me with the service needed very soon.

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