Why is my Sewing Machine Skipping Stitches

Learn why your sewing machine is skipping stitches and other common errors.

Inspect the needle to see if it is bent, the wrong size, or damaged. It’s possible for the needle to become bent without you noticing it, so ensure it is installed correctly.

Check the timing of the machine

The needle and bobbin must be in perfect sync for the needle to catch the bobbin thread at the right time.

Check the Threading

Improper threading of the sewing machine needle, particularly around the take-up lever, is a common cause of birdnesting and jammed stitche

Check the Bobbin

If you notice loose stitches or loops forming underneath your fabric, your first step should be to rethread the bobbin thread.

See 21 Common Sewing issues and how to fix them.