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Singer ultralock 14 sh654 I was sewing and the fabric bunched up underneath the pressor foot and got caught. I had to rethread, machine moves the fabric through but the thread isn't moving at all, No stitching whatsoever. I have rethreaded several times using the book each time with no success.

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Have you checked the bobbin?

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I have an Elna Junior Club sewing machine and I am sewing Lycra and using the number 14 stretch stich. It just loops and bunches up underneath even though I have set everything as instructed.

Did you pre-wash the fabric? Sometimes the finish applied at the factory causes problems. Also, be sure to use a ball point needle on knit fabric. Sometimes, using a walking foot, teflon foot, or roller foot will help the fabric move smoother through the machine. It could be that your machine is experiencing a problem with the back-n-forth movement of the stretch stitch. Otherwise, here are more guidelines to review:

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Thread is getting bunched up in machine

First thing: install a brand new needle.
Second: remove upper thread. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Set upper tension to the midway point between high & low numbers.

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try rethreading the machine top & bobbin
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May 10, 2012 | Singer 3323S Sewing Machine

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My machine needs the tension adjusted, i believe...because while i am sewing the thread bunches underneath the fabric that i am sewing. help? *my needle is sharp *my thread is new

You have not got is threaded on top right. Do this test, rethread your machine with the presser foot up, pull thread, it should move smoothly, now put the presser foot down, pull thread, it should barely move. This seats the thread in the tension discs. See if that works.

Apr 21, 2011 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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The thread is looping and bunching up under the fabric. I have the tension set to 5 and I have rethread the thread. What do I try now?

It is a problem in your top threading, you may have tangled thread, or need a new needle. Try this test when you have rethreaded with the presser foot up, pull thread, it should feed smoothly, now lower presser foot, pull thread, it should barely move. This will seat your thread in the tension discs and hopefully you will have no more problems

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Try a new needle and rethreading. Check your threading by putting the presser foot up , then pull thead, should move smoothly, now put presser foot down, now pull, it should barely move. This usually seats the thread in the tension discs.

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I have a singer simple and within only seconds of sewing, the bottom thread will have bunched up 10 times of the amount of thread I would have thought I even used on the bottom side of the fabric

It is in your top threading. Rethread, and with the presser foot up, pull the top thread, it should feed smoothly, now put the presser foot down, the thread should barely move. This should seat the thread in the tension discs. Good luck

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The underside of the fabric is not stitching proerly. I think this isa problem with the bobbin. I have tired many times but it doesn't seem to be working. Please help!

Try this, rethread your machine, insert a new needle, now with the presser foot up, pull the top thread, it should pull smoothly, now with the presser foot down, pull the thread again, it should barely move. This sometimes seats the thread through the tension discs. I know it seems crazy but when the thread bunches up underneath, it is the top thread causing the problem. Hope this gets you going again.

Nov 20, 2010 | Singer 7422

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Hi Lou! This sounds like a tension problem--the tension on the top thread is too loose. Try using different color threads on the top and bobbin, then carefully rethread everything. Stitch a couple of inches and check the underside. If the top stitches look fine and the bottom ones are loose and loopy, and with the pressure foot down, tighten the tension. Move the knob or dial (whichever you have) just a little bit. Sew a couple of inches more, and recheck. Continue to sew and recheck, gradually tightening the tension, until you see little if any bobbin thread on the top or top thread on the underside of the fabric.

Let me know if this helps, ok?


Jan 27, 2010 | Singer Sewing Machines

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