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What is correct bobbin and needle tension for singer 2200 light fabric?

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Okay. I had this problem too. try taking the bobbin casing out. I had a bit of thread lintg caught in a remote area of the under-plate area. Blow it out with canned air and oil your machine. That should help. It fixed mine.

Posted on May 09, 2007

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SOURCE: Singer CG 550 Top thread keeps wraping around the bobbin and jam

Have you checked the top thread is correctly placed in the spring of the bobbin case?

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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NEW MACHINE, THE NEEDLE WON'T PICK UP THE THREAD. WHAT WRONG?

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SOURCE: needle will not sew thread into material

Sounds like the timing is off. Take the bobbin out of the bobbin case and lower the needle into the needle plate. As the needle starts on the upswing, the hook should meet the needle just above the needle eye on most machines. If it isn't meeting at that point then your hook timing will need to be adjusted.

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SOURCE: bobbin tension is too loose

"Birdnesting" occurs when there is no tension on the needle thread to pull the bobbin thread. This is easily corrected by rethreading the machine, following the threading path carefully and making sure the thread is fully engaged in the tension mechanism.

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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I have a singer prelude sewing machine - the thread started binding from the bobbin up - there were about 50 threads pierced through my test patch.


what you describe is thread bunching and is typical of the needle thread tension being too loose
adjust that right up, run a test sew and go from there

Aug 07, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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I need elp with tension on singer cg550


You didn't explain the symptoms. Is the thread bunching, looping, knotting under the fabric? Is the bobbin thread rising to the top of the fabric?

If it is bunching under the fabric, it is probably what is called thread nesting or bird nesting. There are several fixes, sometimes more than one fix is required to resolve the issue.

Be sure to clean under the needle plate, around the bobbin, and the feed dogs. If the machine has instructions for oiling, follow the directions using a fresh, good quality sewing machine oil and apply only 1-2 drops each spot.

Install a brand new needle. Make sure you are using a needle compatible with the thread and fabric being used. All About Needles
Best practice is to use the same thread in both the upper and bobbin. Also, avoid old or bargain bin thread. Spend an extra couple of dollars to reduce frustration and increase success with your machine. If you wish, you may use two different colors of thread to test so you can easily determine what is happening with the tension.

Remove the thread from the machine. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning--the thread needs to be seated firmly in the tension disk. Verify that the correct thread path is followed (consult the owner's manual).

Set the upper tension to the midway point between high & low numbers (this is the factory standard and is a good place to start, but every machine is different and may need adjustment).

Confirm that the bobbin is installed in the bobbin case (turning the correct direction) and that the bobbin case is threaded properly.

Before beginning to stitch, hand rotate the handwheel one rotation and pull the bobbin thread to the top of the fabric. Then, gently hold the thread tails in the left hand and slowly begin to stitch.

Test.

If thread is bunching, looping under the fabric, the upper tension is too loose. Tighten it and retest. On most machines, the lower the tension number, the looser the tension.

If the bobbin thread is rising to the top of the fabric, the upper tension is too tight. Loosen the upper tension and retest.

Keep adjusting and testing until it is where you want it. Generally, tension is correct when both threads (upper & bobbin) meet in the middle of the fabric. FWIW, tension is static and should be tested and readjusted every time a new project is begun. The needle, thread, and fabric will affect the tension, so it is important to get comfortable adjusting the tension.

Also found the following reviews. Appears that some users have had tension issues with their CG550.

Amazon com Customer Reviews Singer CG 550 10 Stitch Commercial Grade...

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Mar 17, 2016 | Singer CG550 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I have singer 4423.The needle thread in bunching up in the bobbin case and not sewing! When it didn't pick up bobbin thread I loosened bobbin tension which fixed that problem.


Sounds like bird nesting.

Install a brand new needle.

Remove the upper thread completely. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Make sure it is threaded correctly according to the manual.

Set the upper tension to the midway point between high & low numbers. Retest on a scrap of fabric.

P.S.--once you get the upper tension correct, you may find you will need to readjust the bobbin tension.

Also make sure that your needle, thread, and fabric are compatible.

All About Needles

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Feb 15, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Bobbin thread bunching on singer sewing machine...have changed needle and tensions! Help


Try a ball point 11/70 or stretch 11/70 needle. Also rethread the entire machine. Make sure the needle is inserted correctly in the sewing machine. I had this same thing happen to me recently and I found I had the needle backwards.

Aug 06, 2014 | Singer Featherweight 221 Bobbin Case,...

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Singer 5830c bobbin issue, my machine tends to eat the back right prong of the bobbin holder, I've been through way too many of them. Before hand it sounds like it's jumping around in its place, and the...


Are you using a quality thread (top and bobbin) and is the bobbin a genuine bobbin?
Change needle regularly - do not use blunt or recycled needles. Correct needle for type of fabric

Oct 14, 2013 | Singer 2263 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I have recently bought Singer Quantum 9940 and I am not happy with the stitch. For zigzag stitch, I can see too much of the upper thread on the bottom side. This happens unequally: more on the right hand...


1. Make sure your needle is correct for the fabric. Go buy some good needles in several sizes. You'll need a 90 for jeans, rounded points for fine fabrics... get a few sizes. Your manual should provided you with clues to the right needle for the fabrics. (BTW... there really is no such thing as a Universal Needle... toss it.)

2. Re-read your manual and carefully follow the instructions on threading the bobbin and the upper thread...

3. Check your tension on the upper thread... it is too loose for the application. The tension on the bottom thread is handled by a spring on your bobbin case or race. If you do not have that threaded properly you'll have problems. Same with the direction the bobbin turns... have in it backwards... problems.

Barring all these things... It might be time for a qualified Singer repair person to look at it. Sadly Singer has seriously lowered it's standards in the last 20 years.

Feb 05, 2011 | Singer Quantum 9940 Computerized Sewing...

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My bobbin stitch is loose. I have tried adjusting tension and have changed the needle.


A. To correct loose stitches, try the following: (1) Balance the thread tension. If the stitches are loose on top of the fabric, decrease the tension to the next lower number. If they are loose on the underside set the tension to the next higher number. (2) Make sure the needle/upper thread follows the threading path. (3) Check to see that the bobbin case is threaded properly. (4) Use a different size needle. For fine fabrics, use a smaller needle (size 9, 11); medium-weight fabrics require a size 14 or 16. And use a size 18 or "Denim" needle for heavy corduroy or denim.

Sep 20, 2010 | Singer Curvy 8770 Electronic Sewing...

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Trying to sew curtains!!!! Been testing the machine on a swatch of fabric and it seems to be working but then when i turn the fabric over the stiching is all loose and loopy. Is the bobbin tension the...


check both upper & lower tensions
also check your needle to see if it's bent-roll on a flat surface to see if it rolls correctly
if the needle is blunt-it makes a popping sound when it penetrates the fabric
also check the bobbin area for lint & loose thread-some fabric produces more lint than others
make sure the bobbin isn't warped
make sure that the bobbin is correctly in the bobbin case & that the bobbin case is correctly inserted in the machine

Sep 02, 2010 | Singer 8280 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Needle will not pick up bobbin thread when sewing


double check the upper and lower tensions they often need to be changed to suit types of fabric and threads

Dec 12, 2009 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Just bought s Singer 1725. Tried a straight stitch. The thread keeps bunching up under the fabric and around the bobbin shuttle. How can this be corrected?


"Birdnesting" occurs when there is no tension on the needle thread to pull the bobbin thread. This is easily corrected by rethreading the machine, following the threading path carefully and making sure the thread is fully engaged in the tension mechanism.

Nov 19, 2009 | Singer 1725

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