There's one thing that is guaranteed when working with sewing machines, they will sometimes do other than what's wanted! Breaking threads, birds nests, uneven stitching or worse still, no stitches at all, these things happen on budget and upmarket machines alike. Strangely, I rather like these little conundrums to solve, although I'd rather they didn't occur when I'm on a mission to get stitching finished! It's very easy to get frustrated and throw in the towel and yet a few simple actions is often all it takes to get your stitching back on track.
Somerset Stitchery. Other makes I rate are Maderia and Metler and I find the little extra cost is well worth it.
sewing machine needles post. The bottom line is that the type of needle you have really does need to match the thread and fabric. Needle problems often occur when you switch thread types and then suddenly the thread starts to break. You may be amazed to hear that a fast moving thread creates a ridge in the eye of the needle and when a different thread is used, the ridge does not match the new thread and breakages occur. Getting yourself a good stock of machine needles is a seriously smart investment.
Somerset Sewing Machines in Bridgwater. For those living further afield in need of help, ask around fellow stitchers in your area and a name or two will quickly come to light.