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    What machine do you have?
    Tension will dependant on thread, material being sewn, and your machine. Sometimes you gotta sacrifice some material in "testing". Then attack your project. If you find the settings and speeds that work for you, write them down for future reference.

    Depending on your machine, adjustment may not be available. Typically there is a knob directly above the foot/needle bar, on top of the machine.
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    One of the ways I deal with sewing on reinforcements, then the grosgrain tie outs is to hand turn them, none of the lengths of stitched is very long. So I don't even plug in the machine, I just grab the wheel and start spinning, if there is excess fabric, I can put more pressure on the wheel. Works much better than forcing the motor to push the needle through. I have yet to break a needle since I started doing my short stitches with this method.
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