Troubleshooting Flagging



Flagging describes when the fabric raises with the needle. It can prevent the loop from forming and lead to Missed-Stitches, Thread Breaks, and other issues. All fabrics will flag, however the amount of flagging is determined by several variables, follow the steps below to reduce flagging.


  1. Use a more stable Backing.
  2. Follow the steps for Proper Hooping Techniques.
  3. Check your Presser-Foot.
  4. Reduce the sew speed to match the application you are working on.
  5. Avoid using Spray and other Adhesives.
  6. Consider reducing the stitch density in the digitizing.
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