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Back side of fabric stitch is not smooth

I have a singer stylist 533, and recently the back side stitch (bobbin side) is very rough and from time to time it is so loose that it stops up the bobbin area. It is not smooth like the top side. I don't have a manual and am not too literate about sewing machines. Thanks!

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This is caused by inadequate tension on the top thread make sure there are no broken threads between the discs of your upper tension and it should be set on app #4

Posted on Jan 10, 2009


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