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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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Stiches at the bottom come out like a rats nest not sewing right?


Generally, thread issues that appear under the fabric are the result of an upper thread problem. What you describe sounds like bird nesting or thread nesting and are usually a result of: mis-threading, thread not being fully seated in the tension disk, and/or upper tension too loose.

Remove the upper thread. ALWAYS raise the presser foot. Rethread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct. Set the upper tension to the midway point between high & low numbers (although this will probably need to be tweaked for your particular machine). Retest your machine. Adjust the upper tension until both threads meet in the middle of your fabric.

FWIW, mis-threading may not be your mistake. I have an older machine that the take-up lever is open at the top. Sometimes, usually when sewing fast, the thread will literally "jump" out of that take-up lever and...instant thread mess... So, if this sort of thing occurs frequently with your machine, try to narrow where the problem originates. With my machine, I "manufactured" a method of closing the opening in the take-up lever. Voila! No more jumping thread!

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Dec 31, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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My kenmore model385.16221300 the thread keeps braking and the underside has big loops of thread


What you have is bird nesting or thread nesting and could be a result of several things. Usually, it is because the machine is mis-threaded, the thread is not seated in the tension disk, and/or the upper tension is too loose.

Remove the upper thread. ALWAYS raise the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct. Set the upper tension at the midway point between high & low number. Retest your machine.

You may need to tweak the upper tension to get it where it should be as all machines differ. The tension is correct when the upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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Dec 29, 2016 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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I got a frister rossman 700 sewing machine Needle thread boby thing ok But as im sewing its got loose stiching at the back front looks well sewed But due to not tight at the back it will open up


If it is the upper thread creating loops on the back of the fabric, either the upper thread is not seated completely in the tension disk or the tension is too loose. When re-threading, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot so the thread will seat completely.

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Dec 12, 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.

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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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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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