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Have a Singer 11910000A and the bobber thread bunches up and makes a mess in the feet when sewing


Is it really the bobbin thread that is globbing? Check closely. Usually it is the upper thread accumulating under the fabric.

If it is in fact the bobbin thread, then the bobbin case is not threaded correctly, the bobbin case tension needs adjustment, or it is broken and needs replacement. There are web sites and YouTube videos that show how to adjust the bobbin case tension.

QUICK FIXES: Remove all the thread from the machine. Clean the area around the feed dogs and bobbin area. Oil as instructed in the owner's manual using ONLY fresh, good quality sewing machine oil (only 1-2 drops each spot). Install a brand new needle insuring it is installed correctly. Avoid using fuzzy, old, or bargain bin thread. Rethread: Be sure you raise the presser foot BEFORE threading the upper thread so it will seat properly in the tension disk--and check to make sure you are threading the machine correctly. Check that the upper tension is set properly (the factory standard is usually the halfway point between the high & low number on the selection). Test on a scrap of the fabric you wish to sew. Adjust the upper tension--either tighten to pull the upper thread toward the top of the fabric, or loosen to pull more upper thread down.

Here are some web sites that may help.

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8 Tips to Fix Birdnesting in Embroidery

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Dec 29, 2015 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Embroidering in blue thread, and the white bobbin thread was coming through on the material. Adjusted the tension to -8, sprayed the bobbin casing and area lightly with WD40, changed the bobbin, changed...


The white bobbin thread was showing on the top of the material correct? Make sure bobbin thread is in the tension correctly, check the top thread spool and make sure thread is not caught around it, if you have a manual top tension make sure that is set correctly. Personally I would never use wd40 in a sewing machine, sewing machine specific oil is always better. You seem to be describing two different problems. The thread bunching is probably from the thread jump out of the take up lever.

Sep 12, 2013 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Sewing machine not working in reverse


try a new needle
try a different thread top and bobbin
try adjusting the top thread tension one number or letter at a time
higher sewing on a scrap piece of paper till the stitches look
normal
make sure the top thread does not come off the thread take up lever

Jan 11, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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Upper thread gets jammed in bobbin area


Try these suggestions
1. Change the needle--use a needle that's for the fabric being sewed
2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide
3. try a different bobbin--make sure bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case, & make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way in the bobbin case
4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
5. Clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads

Dec 12, 2012 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Thread on the bottom side of stitch is all bunched up


Try these suggestions
1. Change needle
2. Rethread the machine--top --make sure to use every thread guide
3. Take the bobbin out --make sure it is inserted correctly into the bobbin
Case, & make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way
4. make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
5. Clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or threads

Oct 09, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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The top thread just hangs and knots on bottom of material


try changing the needle-flat side goes to the back of the machine
check to see if the thread has come off the thread take up lever
try rethreading the machine top thread & bobbin
clean under the needle plate area & also in the bobbin area for lint or loose threads

Feb 20, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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Model 2200 EC1 SERIES The top thread Bunches and tangles on the underside of the sewn material. I have checked that the upper thread tensioner is in good order. When I observe the thread in the shuttle...


try these suggestions
1.check to see if your needle is bent-place needle on flat surface & see if it rolls good
2.if needle make poping sound when going thru fabric it is blunt
3.check to make sure the bobbin is not warped
4.make sure there no loose thread or lint in bobbin area
5.make sure there are no burrs on bobbin or bobbin case
6.check to make the thread does not come off the thread take-up lever

Aug 23, 2010 | Toyota Sewing Machines

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Bunching and Looping (Bobbin Side)


Thread the machine with different color thread for the needle and the bobbin, then see which color is bunching up.Ill bet it is the top thread.

Jun 16, 2010 | Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing...

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How do i keep the thread from gathering on the underside of the material The thread bunches and breaks. thought it might be the tension but can't seem to fix. I cleaned the bobbin areas.


Hello,
Here are some solutions for you to try.


* Re-thread your machine, it may be threaded incorrectly.

* Raise your feed dogs if your machine has this feature.

* When you start to sew a seam, hold onto the upper and bobbin thread tails. Hold them back and out of the way as you sew your first couple of stitches. This will keep them from getting caught in your machine.

I hope this helps.

Sep 20, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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Thread bunching


I discovered that when the thread is knotting up on the underside of the material that it is usually the threading on top and has nothing to do with the bobbin.

Jun 29, 2007 | Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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