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Singer EZ-Stitch Troubleshooting
The Singer EZ-Stitch sewing machine is intended for children. It is identified by the model number A2213.
Needle Isn't Threaded ¶
There is no thread through the eye of the needle.
Thread the Needle ¶
The needle needs to be threaded before you begin using your machine. You can view our guide here, or follow the instructions below. Check if your thread is passed through the eye of the needle. If not, start by pulling the thread under the tension dial and passing it through the hole of the up and down lever. Then pass the thread through the second thread guide to the left of the lever. You will need to turn the hand wheel clockwise to move the needle up. Your Singer EZ-Stitch should come with a needle threader (a black plastic triangular piece), insert the wire ends of the threader through the left side opening of the protective cover and then through the needle. They should come out the other side of the protective cover. Pass the length of your thread through the needle threader wire and pull the threader out, passing the thread through the eye of the needle.
Replace the Spool ¶
So you’d like to switch out your thread for a new spool. You can view our guide to re-threading the needle here.
Stitches Won't Stay ¶
The stitches come loose or can be pulled from the fabric.
Thread can be Pulled from Fabric ¶
The Singer EZ-Stitch can only do what’s known as a chainstitch. That means that it uses just one spool of thread rather than the traditional bobbin and spool that most machines use. You will need to double back to complete the stitch. View our guide here.
Thread is Loose ¶
If the stitches are loosely formed this can be because the thread tension is too loose. Alternatively, if the thread keeps jumping out of the needle, this can be because the thread tension is too tight.
Adjust the Thread Tension ¶
Try pulling on the end of the thread, if it doesn’t pull through with relative ease, you can adjust the tension knob counterclockwise to release some of the pressure. If your stitches appear loose, you can adjust the tension knob clockwise to tighten the thread.