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I have a Brother CS-8080 and can't get the bottom thread as neat as the top thread. I know it's the tension but can't seem to get it right. I am not new to sewing and this is the first computerised machine that I ever had.

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SOURCE: Thread tension problem when sewing on heavy fabrics

Sometimes when I need to use heavy thread for top stitching to reinforce a seam that has come undone, I will use the heavy thread on the top and regular thread on the bottom. I haven't tried it the other way around for hemming but I would think it would work. I do not currently have a Bernina.

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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SOURCE: On my Brother sewing machine The tension is all

check lower tension, make sure upper tension is correctly aligned

Posted on Nov 23, 2009

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SOURCE: I get loops on top and/or bottom of fabric during

Top tension back to 4 and leave the bobbin tension as is.

Make sure you have a new needle for the type of fabric being sewn installed with the flat side to the back of the machine. A bent needle can sometimes go unnoticed.

Always thread the machine with the presser foot up and this will give proper tension to the stitch.

Check the manual to be sure you are threading correctly (always with the presser foot up) and that the bobbin thread is feeding in the correct direction from the bobbin spool and through the guides.

Take hold of the thread at the needle as you lower and raise the needle to pull up the bobbin thread. Take both thread ends under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.



Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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SOURCE: How to thread a Brother cs-100 sewing machine

Please follow the link below, for the manual

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doch000207/cs100ex660qg01enfres.pdf

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

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SOURCE: how do i set the tension on my brother xl-3010

I don't have this machine, but the tension on the bobbin is usually set by the tiny screw on the bobbin case. insert the bobbin into the case so that the thread unrolls counter clockwise. Make sure that there is no lint in the bobbin area.

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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