Why won’t my sewing machine needle go up and down?
A disengaged clutch, broken drive belt or internal drive gear failure can prevent the needle from moving. … If the needle won’t move with the clutch engaged, unplug the sewing machine and check the drive belt. Replace the drive belt if it’s broken.
What is a stitch starter?
If you have issues when starting a seam, especially a bulky one, try using a stitch starter. It’s a folded piece of fabric that you can use to start your stitching. … Place your real fabric right next to it and continue sewing for a smooth transition.