Question about Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Can't adjust tension

Just purchased used from friend who bought it new she only used for embroidering with no problems. I am doing regular sewing and cant get the tension adjusted. the fabric just puckers up. I have adjust top and bottom threads. no help. Also the needle is hitting the foot and the plate. When i insert needle it goes in straight but when i begin to tighten the screw the bottom of needle moves crooked to the left. Yes, I am insertng it in correctly. Could this be issue with the tension also? Any help would be appreciated.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Sewing Machines Master
  • 7,365 Answers

Is it the right needle for the fabric being sewed?
you said you put in a new needle and as you tighen the screw
the needle moves to the left,, it's a possibility that the needle holder or
needle bar need to be checked because the needle should stay straight
and not move to the left unless your changing the needle position.
could the top thread be caught somewhere, like the spindle the spool
set on, I've had that happen, if possible take a can of air and blow the
tension disks just incase there is any lint in them.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

bargainbox
  • 1388 Answers

SOURCE: Bobbin thread issue on new machine

Have you got the stitch width selector on zero ? If not, it may be wanting to sew a small zig zag........if that is OK, ....


Make up some samples of the problems, call the dealer and arrange to take it back to show them the results and either have it adjusted, or show you what needs to be set where to achieve the results you need...........it is under warantee, and you should expect it to function correctly.

I would not advise you fiddle with anything other than tensions and stitch selector on such a new machine.

Ask if you can have a 15min familiarisation lesson on the machine........we actually offer 3 x 30min free lessons on the use of a new machine so our customers can get the maximum benefit from their purchase.

It has proven to be a good business decision, as we get fewer frustrated phone calls and folks actually go and use the machines properly from day one.

www.bargainbox.com.au

Posted on May 31, 2008

  • 323 Answers

SOURCE: i have an 1130 bernina

The 1130 does not have a consumer adjustable presser foot. Check to be sure you are using the correct presser foot .Some feet are slightly different in height which is how the pressure is regulated. If this is not your problem it will need to be seen by a technician.
sewman7

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

Mimito7
  • 128 Answers

SOURCE: Top thread stitches correctly but bottom thread loops.

FYI---- Loops on the bottom-- problem is in the threading..
Loops on the top--- problem is with the bobbin.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

  • 76 Answers

SOURCE: Kenmore Sewing Machine Drop-in Bobbin Tension Adjusting Problems

looped stitches are usually caused by improper tension. when the loop is on the upper side, it may be corrected by loosening the top tension or by tightening the lower tension (turn the tension screws on the bobbin a hair at a time)

since using the machine only a few times it is best to clean the machine from dust (can use a can of air) blow air into the bobbin area and between the tension disks and under the throat plate.

make sure the machine is threaded correctly and bobbin is evenly threaded

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

  • 233 Answers

SOURCE: My bobbin thread keeps coming to the top of my

With the embroidering, some of the bobbin thread is SUPPOSED to show on the top of your embroidery-the machine isn't doing anything incorrectly. You'll need to thread your bobbin with the same thread as you are using with the top. I had the same "problem" when I first got the machine and took it to a wonderful local technician whose helped me with a lot of things who informed me that this is perfectly normal on embroidery machines.

Posted on Apr 24, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Having a problem with bobbin thread showing through while trying to embroider on my pfaff 7570


Usually, slightly tightening the bobbin thread, and/or loosening the top thread solves this problem. Make sure there is no fluff in the bobbin area, clean and oil regularly. Experiment with these tension adjustments and make a note of what you did and what works.

Feb 27, 2017 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

2 Answers

I have a futura SEQS 6000. It sews perfectly fine but when I try to embroider the thread is either unthreaded or becomes tangled with the bobbin thread and doesn't finish the design.


indicates that the needle thread is not tight enough some embroidery threads are finer than normal threads so require an increase in thread tension

Jul 09, 2016 | Sewing Machines

2 Answers

Bobbin thread is coming to top when embroidering


When embroidering, the upper tension should be looser than when doing regular sewing. Test it first on a piece of scrap fabric that is the same fabric and stabilizer you will use on your project.

...

Mar 24, 2016 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

How to adjust tension on Brother Pacesetter 8200


Is your thread new? sometimes if it's older thread it will break often, finally changed my thread and it worked fine.

Feb 13, 2015 | Brother Sewing Machines

1 Answer

My bobbin thread keeps coming to the top of my fabric during embroidering on my Singer Futura CE350, I've tried bobbin embroidery thread, regular embroidery thread and clear nylon thread, I've tried...


With the embroidering, some of the bobbin thread is SUPPOSED to show on the top of your embroidery-the machine isn't doing anything incorrectly. You'll need to thread your bobbin with the same thread as you are using with the top. I had the same "problem" when I first got the machine and took it to a wonderful local technician whose helped me with a lot of things who informed me that this is perfectly normal on embroidery machines.

Oct 23, 2010 | Singer CE350

1 Answer

Lose tension when embroidering


Check for lint in tension unit and bobbin case....remove by cleaning and do this regularly to avoid lint issues like this

Jul 19, 2009 | Singer CE-200 Quantum Futura Computerized...

2 Answers

Tension on upper thread?


It sounds like the machine needs to be timed, seek out a sewing machine repair shop for this service.

Jun 07, 2017 | Baby Lock Ellure

3 Answers

Thread adjustment


Sounds like the bobbin tension is loose. Look at this website on their "repair" page where it explains how to adjust the bottom(bobbin) tension.
www.sewusa.com

Mar 05, 2008 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

1 Answer

Embroidery Problem with my disney


Check your bobbin case. Thread the bobbin through your bobbin case while holding it in your left hand. Pull the thread with your right hand and feel if there is any resistance. If not, you need to adjust the tension on the bobbincase. Also check if a piece of thread or fluff did not get stuck between the tension blades on the bobbin case. If you are not sure how to adjust the tension on the bobbin case, ask your dealer to do it.

Dec 18, 2007 | Brother SE-270D Computerized Sewing...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

38 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1122 Answers

Chris Wetmore

Level 2 Expert

185 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74945 Answers

Are you a Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...