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Kenmore 116c loose thread,miss stiches

I have kenmore 116c , it miss stiches,upper thread looks too loose when it works.especially on stretch fabric

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Upside down stitching


Am having a difficult time picturing this. Sounds like the upper thread is creating loops under the fabric and the bobbin thread is showing on the top of the fabric.

Make sure to use a brand new needle.

Remove the thread from the machine
ALWAYS raise the presser foot and rethread the upper thread.
Make sure the thread path is correct.

Check that the bobbin is turning the correct direction in the bobbin case and the bobbin thread is threaded through the bobbin tension correctly.

Set the upper tension to the midway point (factory standard), however, this setting may need to be tweaked for your particular machine.

Bring the bobbin to the top of the project Before beginning to stitch.
How and Why to Bring up the Bobbin Thread

Retest--begin sewing slowly.

If the upper thread is still showing on the other side of the fabric, the tension is too loose. If it is pulling the bobbin thread up to the top of the fabric, the upper tension is too tight

OR the bobbin thread tension is too loose. (CAUTION: make only small adjustments to bobbin tension--1/8 of a turn at a time!!! It also helps to mark the screw groove location with magic marker on the bobbin case BEFORE making any changes so you can back it out and return to the original setting.)

Bobbin Tension How and Why Tension is Adjusted

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Oct 05, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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How can I stitch Stretchable cloth with this machine..


Be sure you are using the correct needle for stretch fabric.

All About Needles

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0ahUKEwjmkeKwzpbOAhVPVWMKHVBjAAQQFgg3MAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.schmetzneedles.com%2Flearning%2Fpdf%2Fschmetz-needle-chart.pdf&usg=AFQjCNHTR52AmqwzvyCjbXmD5Ch52Va5_Q&cad=rja

Set your machine for a zig-zag (or stretch stitch if you have it) to accommodate the fabric stretch.

Use a good quality thread. Avoid old or bargain bin threads. Cotton thread will break easier than polyester.

You may need to adjust the tension for the fabric.

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Jul 28, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Hi. I just bought this machine and I am having trouble with my bottom stiches. I have tried every remedie but the stiches is too loose


Read this hope it helps

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4302/understanding-thread-tension/page/all

May 19, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Looking for free manual for Kenmore 12511. or instructions on how to a just machine to sew stretchy material


Sears carries a lot of Kenmore manuals, however, there is usually a fee. Have never seen one for no cost.

BTW--be sure to use jersey or stretch stitch needles (ball point) for knit fabrics. You probably should use either a zig-zag or stretch stitch so the threads don't "pop" when the fabric overstretches the thread.

https://www.seamwork.com/issues/2015/06/knits-without-a-serger

search the internet for "sewing stretch fabric" or "sewing knits"

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Apr 15, 2016 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Need help with tension as thr stiches are puckering.


If the fabric is puckering when you sew, it is most likely because the thread tension is too tight. Make sure you are using a brand-new needle compatible with your fabric--using a 70 or 80 needle and a lighter weight thread may work better as a 90 or higher needle is big enough that it can stretch the fabric before penetrating it, causing puckering.. Puckering also occurs more frequently when sewing light-weight fabrics and may necessitate using a walking foot or a stabilizer to help give the fabric more body as it is stitched (wash-away stabilizer would probably be good when sewing washable fabrics). Another thing that may cause puckering is when the bobbin is wound at a fast speed. Slowing down when winding the bobbin will reduce the amount of stretch added to the bobbin thread. If it is stretched going onto the bobbin, it will shrink back up when it is stitched to your fabric. Also check whether your machine has a presser foot pressure adjustment. The pressure should be lighter when sewing finer fabrics, ie silk, and heavier when sewing thicker fabrics like wool or denim.

How to Prevent Your Sewing Machine from Puckering Fabric Howcast

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&ved=0ahUKEwjcuq2nkIPMAhXlxIMKHVgUAqUQFgg1MAU&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amannusa.com%2Fpdf%2Fnahtkraeuslen_gb.pdf&usg=AFQjCNE-YAZ5WB1V7bFGptxZojumhoodMQ&cad=rja

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Apr 10, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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When sewing looks fine on top but on the reverse side of fabric it is bunched up loops and not really stiched


so looping on underside indicates top thread is not in tension, you need to recheck your threading from the thread spool, through the various thread eyes, the thread take up lever, the tension discs and then to the needle. It sounds like your thread has not gone into the tension discs fully. It is important to always thread up with the presser foot raised as this opens up the tension discs too so the thread can be laid in fully.

Jul 18, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Loose stich on bottom of fabric


Hi. The problem is that your upper tension is too loose. It needs to be tighter in order to pull the bobbin thread up.


Robbie

Apr 17, 2010 | PfaFF Creative 7570

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Upper thread breaking on singer machine


Check that your bobbin thread is not wound too tightly or too loose. Also adjust your tension down a click at a time until it stops breaking, testing on scrap fabric. Singer provided manuals online. Look it up here: http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html

Sep 10, 2009 | Singer 3116 Simple

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I HAVE Kenmore 385 165 24 bobbin case is loose and I can not get even one stich. Do I miss a srew to hold it in a place? Thanks for help.


if the bobbin case is loose and pops out when started. it is not inserted correctly

make sure you hold the clasp when inserting case and hear the slick into place

make sure upper thread is threaded right and the bobbin thread is even

bring bobbin thread up and pull both threads to the back about fou inches

hold threads and stich a few stiches by hand or foot pedal befor letting fo of the thread.

Aug 26, 2009 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Kenmore sewing machine older model 1345381


hi! there wind thread on bobbins winder 4 times by your hand rotate clockwise,insert in shaft bobiins winder on top of your machine near hand wheel push latch to engage loop thread on disc winder tension start your machine on pedal foot automatically winder disengage if already filled up of thead pull this winder and insert to bobbins casing insert thread to slot and pull out winder 6411c87.jpgshould rotate clockwise as shown.insert on shuttle hook casing and close cover needle plate.next thread your upper

97b52e8.jpgthreading tension as shown on red threading from spool pull threading and loop to dial tension threading and insert thread to lever needle and to needle hole tip. pull tread under the needle foot and feeder tooth.rotate hand wheel counter clockwise to hook up thread bobbibs and appear at top of needle plate,teo thread shoul appear,set dial tension to # 3 and stich to # 8 range to # 12 depend on fabric and layer of fabrics and set on straight stich sewing,let needle on upper position insert fabric for trial sewiing.put down foot needle lever. manually by hand rotate for assurance needle is free to sew if obtruction on loop bobbins thread occurs adjust all tension gradually then try again until free from sewing w/o problem star sewing.

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