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Thread bunches from the bottom while sewing.

As I am sewing the thread under the material bunches tremendously while the top remains normal. I have checked the tension and the bobbin. The needle seems to be straight as well. I am baffled as what it could be. I am new to sewing. please help.

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  • jaclynhollan Nov 24, 2008

    my problem seems to be in the bobbin as well! It is so frustrating! The stupid thing will not even sew a straight seam. I've tried the tension...it doesn't seem to help. The thread bunches on bottom...OR it loops funny.

    Any help would be greatly appreicated!

    thanks

  • inmyeyez Nov 28, 2008

    This is the EXACT problem I'm having and have not been able to figure it out yet. I hope someone can help because I am going crazy.

  • Stitch Rip Dec 09, 2008

    Hi have the same problem as user jaclynhollan. Mine loops funny at the back, not so much the front. huge loops on back after a test run. bobbin thread is very thight and is not snewing in with the main thread.

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Hello, sewing is a part of my income and I've encountered this problem before and managed to fix it on my own, by trying out these different things. I re-threaded the machine and checked to make sure that the tension is not too loose. Check the bobin and the sack the bobin fits into, sometimes it comes loose too, click it back into place and re-do the bobin. adjust the tightness of the stiitches, I usually put it on 2 .5 - 3. Hope this helps. Good luck to all. Nefishakh@hotmail.com

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