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Top thread bunches under the fabric

I am so frustrated with a Singer 4205 I bought last year. Periodically when I sew, the top thread bunches in big loops under the fabric. My cure has been repeaded threading of the machine, making sure I am doing everything correctly and replacing the bobbin, making sure that is loaded correctly. I am in a time crunch to finish a huge batch of doll clothes by tomorrow and this machine started doing this and I have not been able to get it to stop after many times of trying everything I can think to try. PLEASE help me. Thank you so much.

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Try switching to class 66 bobbin or adjust your tension to a higher setting. Also check your stabilizer.

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What you might need is a Hyrostick Stabilizer Specifically designed for hard-to-hoop items, Wet ?N? Set is an adhesive-backed stabilizer that allows you to secure socks, neck ties, bags, and karate belts so they can be easily and professionally embroidered. This unique stabilizer features a moisture-activated adhesive on the back that will hold any item in place within the hoop. It?s simple to use and only requires lightly applying moisture with a damp sponge, rag, foam paint brush, or stamp roller. Make sure the adhesive side is up. Do not over wet it.! Lay the blank item on top of the adhesive and smooth out any wrinkles. Then embroider and trim. If you need to reposition, or you find the adhesive too aggressive - simply go right to the glue line ? where the adhesive touches the fabric - remoisten it lightly! This will reactivate the adhesive and it will peel off easily. Go here : http://www.jennys-sewing-studio.com/stabilizers/stabilizer.asp

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Check that the stitch setting is correct for the type of stitch you require, also make sure the thread tension is tight enough, get a piece of rag and alter the tension till it goes right.
Check that the spool bobbin is feeding the thread correctly from underneath and that there is no trapped thread clogging the spool mechanism

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