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Loops on top means the top tension is too tight. Loops on bottom means top tension is too loose.

Since your "statement" is vague and gives us absolutely NO info about your machine... that's the best "answer" I can give.

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

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    Your bobbin case may be threaded incorrectly.

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Your bobbin case may be threaded incorrectly.
Your bobbin case tension may be too loose.
Your upper tension may be set too high; try it at 5, try it at 4, try it at 3. If one of htese settings sews well leave it set there.

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Top stitch is fine bottom is loose. Have tried adjusting tension but not working. If I get tension too tight breaks thread so I gradually change tension to no avail. Please help


Check your stitch sample. The loose stitches under the fabric--are they actually top thread???? Usually,stitch problems under the fabric is a result of a top thread problem. In this case, it could be bird nesting.

Remove the top thread from the machine.
Install a brand new needle.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot.
Rethread from the beginning.

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Birds nest under the fabric big loops of thread top side looks good...

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I have a brother PR1000 and on the test stitch there is too much bobbin thread showing underneath. do I adjust the tension in the top thread or the bobbin tension?


Yes Adjust to more tight see what it'll do.
Bottom bobby is too tight or upper thread control is too lose.

Good luck

Mai

Jul 12, 2017 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Bobbin stitch is loose. can be pulled out


When the bottom stitches are loose it usually means the machine isn't threaded correctly. Un thread the machine and take the bobbin out. Rethread the top making sure the thread is in the tension slots securely. Replace the bobbin making sure it is inserted correctly. You might also need to replace the needle.

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Stiches are loose how to adjust the tension


Loose upper thread requires the top tension to be increased (higher number).

When threading the top thread, be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot while threading so the thread will seat properly in the tension disk.

If the bobbin thread is loose, then the bobbin tension needs to be tightened.

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I do a lot of hemming on my machine, the underneath stitch is real real loose, I tried adjusting stuff, still is so loose I have to cut it and begin again, thanks


Is your top thread not pulling the bobbin thread up? This would be top tension too loose. FYI--be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the upper thread so it will seat properly in the tension disks.

If the bobbin thread is loose, then the bobbin tension may need to be tightened.

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Juki DDL 8500: Bobbin thread is not coming up to the top side and the top thread is looping on the underside. Bobbin thread slides right out, and I've had no luck adjusting the top thread tension.


What thread are you using and what are you sewing? I'm assuming the machine is stitching correctly and it is just a tension issue. I would test each thread seperatly by hand and see if one thread is too tight or too loose. Thread on the bottom usually mean the top thread is too loose however it could by the bobbin is too tight. It could also indicate a slight timing issue or a burr on the hook. Is the thread shredding or getting damaged?

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How to top thread 158-1355080 kenmore


try this site
sewusa.com they have some threading diagrams
also youtube has video's
for a manual
sewingpartsonline.com
sew4less.com
a1sewingmachines.com
since the bottom thread is loose try adjusting the top thread tension

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Singer 301a...sews on top of fabric nicely...bottom is just loose loops of thread...it's like the bobbin is not sewing...I put 2 different colors in to see...top is perfect...on bottom of fabric I see the...


This is a tension adjustment problem. It's good to use two different colors of thread, like you did. From your description, the top thread (needle thread) tension needs to be tighter. As you tighten the tension of the top thread, you'll see that the top thread pulls the bobbin thread up into the fabric so it's no longer laying loose on the bottom of the fabric.

You'll need to have the pressure foot down when you tighten the tension. Tighten it a little, sew a practice seam, check to see what the stitch looks like. Tighten it a little more, sew, check, etc etc--until both top and bottom look the same--you shouldn't see much (if any) of the bobbin thread color on top of the fabric or the top thread color on the underside.

Let me know how this works for you, ok?


Robbie

Jan 25, 2010 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Thread tension for regular seam sewing


oil the shaft for the presser bar and keep moving it up and down(it may take a while) until it moves freely. Always use Sewing machine oil Not 3N1 oil.
Tension:
If the thread is loose on the bottom of the fabric, it's actually the top thread is too loose. Think of 2 little elves playing tug of war in your machine, one on top and one underneath. If you have loops on bottom, the top needs to pull harder (tighten top tension). If you have loose thread on top your top tension is probably too tight and your bobbin thread too loose

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BOTTOM STITCH IS ALWAYS LOOSE


If the top stitch is loose, then you need to tighten the bobbin tension: if the bottom stitch is loose, tighten the top tension. Hope this helps. It could also be the size needle and thread you are using for a particular fabric. Different fabrics require different notions.

Mar 13, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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