I was sewing a fake suede jacket yesterday and my machine was acting up: skipping stitches, thread jams on the bobbin side, breaking threads and more. I tied re-threading the bobbin and the needle and that didn't help. Switched to a fresh needle and that didn't help. The process for fixing the problem after that is time consuming so I went on line for more hlep and to see if there were any quick fixes for bird-nesting.
There's plenty of help out there and over 75% of the online help about sewing machine thread jams and bird nesting was written by ME. And Usually me telling people to stop looking for quick fixes and do things correctly. So I took all of my own advice even though it was a lot of work. Turns out the shuttle race was full of lint and the needle needed to be a ballpoint instead of chisel point.
Thank you me, you really know what you are talking about. There really are some amazing experts on line. You are most welcome me -I've experienced everything first hand so I know what does and doesn't work! And in case anyone is curious the jacket I am making is this:
Only I am making it from the teal fake suede pictured a few entires previous. And I have made it hil length and I'm arranging the rows of suede differently. And the sleeves will have snaps at the cuffs. But it will be absolutely identical. And why didn't I get the natural color? Because I love teal more.