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My sewing machine keeps bird nesting

Everytime i start sewing my machine stops feeding and the thread keeps birdnesting under the fabric any ideas ??

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SOURCE: keeps "birdnesting", besides rethreading, how do I fix?

when you have bunching on the bottom, you have a problem with the top thread: no tension. (and visa versa) Make sure the thread runs through the tension discs, these discs are activated when you put the presser foot down, so you want to thread the machine with the foot up, also feel if there no burrs, hooks, or whatever, so your top thread comes smooth off the spool, no jerking.

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"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.

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SOURCE: top thread bunching under fabric when sewing

tension could be too loose. start with bobbin tension- should allow thread to pass with SLIGHT resistance. then adjust top tension at about 2-3 to start.

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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I know that you think that your machine is threaded right, but 99%of the time it is not . You have to make sure that the thread is in discs right, going down the machine . To check it, put your presser foot up, and pull on your top thread, it should move smoothly. Now, put the presser foot down and try it again, it should barely move. Also, put in a new needle, flat side facing to the rear. If, you need a copy of your manual go to www.singerco.com and download it for free. Now, you can enlarge the diagrams of your threading path. Good luck

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

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Called thread nesting or bird nesting.

Install a brand new needle that is compatible with the thread and fabric you are using.
Remove the top thread totally from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread the top thread from the beginning.
Confirm the thread path is correct.
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Susan--
Easy peasy, once you know the problem and how to fix it. It's called "bird nesting" or "thread nesting" or what I refer to as thread "barfs."

Install a brand new needle.
Remove all the thread from the machine.
**ALWAYS RAISE** the presser foot and rethread the top thread.
Verify the top thread path is correct.
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Set the top tension to the midway point.

Now retest your machine. Birds nests gone? You may need to tweak the top tension because the factory standard changes due to age and use.

FWIW, problems appearing under the fabric are an issue of the top thread. Thread problems appearing on top of the fabric is a bobbin issue.

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