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The thread is not straight when I sew

The thread is puckering

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Puckering can be caused by wrong size needle/thread combo. Tension issues... improper threading. Check these first.

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Need help with tension as thr stiches are puckering.


If the fabric is puckering when you sew, it is most likely because the thread tension is too tight. Make sure you are using a brand-new needle compatible with your fabric--using a 70 or 80 needle and a lighter weight thread may work better as a 90 or higher needle is big enough that it can stretch the fabric before penetrating it, causing puckering.. Puckering also occurs more frequently when sewing light-weight fabrics and may necessitate using a walking foot or a stabilizer to help give the fabric more body as it is stitched (wash-away stabilizer would probably be good when sewing washable fabrics). Another thing that may cause puckering is when the bobbin is wound at a fast speed. Slowing down when winding the bobbin will reduce the amount of stretch added to the bobbin thread. If it is stretched going onto the bobbin, it will shrink back up when it is stitched to your fabric. Also check whether your machine has a presser foot pressure adjustment. The pressure should be lighter when sewing finer fabrics, ie silk, and heavier when sewing thicker fabrics like wool or denim.

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Apr 10, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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My fabric keeps puckering.


The first thing I would check is the threading. Remove the upper thread completely. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning making sure it follows the correct thread pathway. Sometimes thread will "jump" and come out of a thread guide or the takeup lever. Also, raising the presser foot releases the tension disks and allows the thread to seat properly.

Loosen the thread tension. Install a new needle. Also, some machines have a presser foot pressure adjustment that can be set lighter or heavier depending on the fabric weight. The Owner's Manual should have information. On older machines, it is usually a screw or button above the needlebar that adjusts the needlebar's spring tension. Newer machines would have a dial on the side or above the needlebar area.

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Feb 25, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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How do i stop geting puckering when sewing


A lot depends upon what you're sewing on, thread, needle, etc. But here are some basics for this problem:
1. Clean your machine! The most common cause of many sewing problems is smutz caught in the bobbin area or tensioning disks.
2. Change your needle and be sure it's the right weight and type for what you're doing. Using a heavyweight needle on lightweight fabric or a 'sharps' needle on knits or an old needle are common causes of puckering.
3. Make sure the thread you're using is appropriate for the fabric and needle. Using light thread on heavy fabric or vice versa can cause puckering as well.
4. Check your tensioning, both upper and bobbin.
5. Take it in and have the timing checked.

Apr 15, 2015 | Janome D'cor Excel 5018

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What to do if sewing machine is puckering?


Depends on why the seam is puckering. Read this: http://www.amefird.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Minimizing-Seam-Puckering-2-5-10.pdf
Offhand, it sounds like you need to reset the top tension properly.
http://quilting.about.com/od/piecingtechniques/a/How-to-Adjust-Sewing-Machine-Tension.htm
The top two photos here are the upper and underside of a single ply of muslin sewn with a balanced tension. The blue thread is on top, red in the bobbin: http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/22521551 -- that will give you something to shoot for.

Jun 12, 2014 | Kenmore 19233 Computerized Sewing Machine

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Waht is the best thread to minimise puckering


Depends on why the machine is puckering. Take a look at: http://www.amefird.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Minimizing-Seam-Puckering-2-5-10.pdf Usually, if it is a thread puckering problem, winding the bobbin thread more slowly, using a less elastic thread like a cotton, and reducing machine tensions will help.

Apr 28, 2014 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Waht is the best thread to minimise puckering


Depends on the reason for the puckering. Do you have insufficient presser foot pressure? Are you having structural jamming problems (stitches too short/thread too thick)? Is the thread stretched during sewing and then relaxing (in which case you've probably got a tension problem)? Did you wind the bobbin too quickly? Are the plies moving relative to each other? Are the fabric plies cut on the same grain? Is the fabric stable, or is it something like a stretch woven? See: http://www.amefird.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Minimizing-Seam-Puckering-2-5-10.pdf http://www.amefird.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Sewing-Stretch-Woven-Fabrics-2-5-10.pdf

Apr 28, 2014 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Elna sewing machine fabric is puckering


Check tension and threading up first, sounds like top tension or thread catching somewhere. Also have you changed the needle, i change mine for EACH new sewing project, needles go blunt and need replacing every 4-6 hours of sewing. Lastly, press seams as you go, this improves appearance and blends stitching into the fabric,

Mar 05, 2013 | Elna Sewing Machines

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My seams are puckering. I have a Brother sewing machine. What am I doing wrong?


Puckered seams are usually caused by incorrect tension. But first check to make sure your bobbin is inserted correctly and that there is a good tight wind on the bobbin itself. Then, check the tension disks in the upper threading and make sure there is no stray thread lodged in there. Next, check the upper threading to be sure you have the thread going correctly through each of the thread guides and between the tension disks/plates. Finally, check the tension. Generally it should be on 3 but each machine has different symbols for the tension. My Brother product uses a 3 tension. I've been sewing for over 50 years and I still occasionally have pucker problems. It's usually because there's a small stray piece of thread in between the tension disks. I hope this helps you. If it does, please come back to Fixya and rate my information! Thanks.

Aug 02, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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I have a bernina 210 model sewing machine. I'm


#1 Use only Mettler or Gutermann thread. Coats thread is very rough and will pucker the fabric. #2 Make sure that the tensions are balanced. #3 Use the regular zig zag foot. #4 Use a new needle, universal, size 80/12. A blunted point will pucker the fabric.

Jun 02, 2011 | Bernina Activa 140

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My singer cg 590 c puckers when I zigzag and sometimes when I sew straight seams


a wide zig-zag on a light weight fabric single layer is almost guaranteed to pucker up, just because the thread is under tension and this is often stronger than the fabric being pulled together by the stitches.

However, if a straight seam is puckering, this could be caused by a blunt needle, too big needle, or too tight tension or too long stitch length. You should be able to vary some of these variables to reduce the puckering and improve the stitch appearance. Other things to check might be the top thread being caught up somewhere in the thread path and pulling on the stitching.

If I am finishing the cut edge of aa single layer of light weight fabric I would use a three step zigzag to hold the fabric firmly and neatly.

Hope this helps a little?

Mar 29, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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