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The thread for the top needle just sews and loops onto the lower thread

When i sew the bottom thread sews correctly but the top one just loops onto the lower thread?

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I think you are saying that there is a loop showing on the bottom of the lower thread stitch. If the lower stitch looks correct and not bunching, you will need to change the tension on the upper stitch. Make sure that your threads are firmly inserted within the discs also before adjusting the tension. It doesn't take much to change the tension so take it slowly.

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SOURCE: Top thread stitches correctly but bottom thread loops.

FYI---- Loops on the bottom-- problem is in the threading..
Loops on the top--- problem is with the bobbin.

Posted on Apr 19, 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: Singer Touch & Sew won't loop bobbin thread

Your problem may be as simple as adjusting the height of the needle in its clamp. Try moving the needle up a millimeter at a time; or down a millimeter at a time.

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I'm getting an E2 error message on a Singer 8768 Heritage model.. Re-doing bobbin and bobbin placement but still getting the message.


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How to Fix Code E2 on Singer Fashion Mate Sewing Machine 7256 eHow

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The Singer 7256 Fashion Mate sewing machine has a top drop-in thread bobbin and an automatic needle threader. The digital display on the side of the machine is used to select different stitch settings on the machine. When the display reads error code E2, it means that there is a bobbing threading error, which may be caused by the thread looping or bunching under the fabric as you sew.

Things You'll Need

  • Pen
  • Screwdriver
  • Push the bobbin-winding spindle of the sewing machine back to the left.
  • Turn the hand-wheel toward you, hold the needle thread (thread on the sewing machine needle) and tug it lightly as the needle goes down and then raises up. A small loop will raise up through the needle plate on the sewing machine. Use the tip of a pen to lift the loop up through to the back of the machine.
  • Check the position of the needle. It should be seated in the sewing machine with the flat side facing the back of the machine. If it is not, remove the needle and reinsert it so that it is facing the correct way.
  • Remove the bobbin case. Use a screwdriver to turn the screw on the side of the bobbin until the loops of thread pull taught and are removed.
  • Remove any loose fibers or threads that may be stuck in the tension disks.
  • Reset the upper tension disks. Raise the presser foot lever up. Put the tension setting of the sewing machine on setting "4." Hold onto the spool of thread in your right hand and with your left, route the thread down through the tension channel, around the bottom of the disk and up the other side. When done correctly, the thread will click into place and slip in between the tension disks.
  • Set the thread bobbin in the bobbin case, with the thread passing over the top of the bobbin and then down to the right. Route the thread through the notch located at the left of the bobbin case and pull it through. Move the thread over the top of the throat plate and over to the back of the machine.
Tips & Warnings
  • Using incorrect bobbins may cause error E2 to occur. Not all plastic bobbins are the same size, so check the model number of the bobbin to ensure that you are using the correct one with your sewing machine.

  • Never turn the hand-wheel on the sewing machine away from you, as it will change the timing on the sewing machine.
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Singer 8768 HERITAGE Instruction Manual Page 58

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HAVE A BROTHER XL5340 SEWING MACHINE WHEN THE TOP NEEDLE AND THREAD GOES IN TO LOWER BOBING IT WONT CATCH THE BOBING THREAD AND LOOP CORRECTLY ITS NOT CATCHING AND LOOPING AROUND THE BOBING


firstly check that the needle is in the right way, flat shank to the back. This is easy to get wrong and will prevent the rotary hook from catching the upper thread when the needle is at the lowest point in the stitch sequence.

Also check threading up of the top thread, particularly that the thread is through the take up lever.

There is good trouble shooting tips at http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Repair/Sewing%20Machine%20Troubleshooting.htm too.

However, if you are certain threading up is correct, and needle is correct then the timing between needle and rotary hook may be out. There is diagrams at this website too for this problem
http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Repair/Sewing%20Machine%20Hook%20Timing.htm however, I've always left timing repair to my sewing machine technician to deal with.

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Bobbin thread does not loop up when threading machine. Then the needle thread get wraped around the inside the bobbin sewing the material to the machine


There are so many thing you need to re-check.

First clean out the bobbin area to be sure there aren't any thread tangles still there.

Open the manual and start from the beginning with threading the machine with the presser foot lever UP - always.

Read the instructions and do not rely solely on the pictures as we all sometimes rush to do (I am just as guilty as the next person to do this).

Make sure the bobbin thread is feeding from the bobbin case in the correct direction.

Hold onto the end of the top thread (after needle has been threaded) and lower then raise the needle to catch and bring up the bobbin thread.

Place the fabric under the presser foot and as you hold onto the ends of the top and bobbin thread, hand walk the first stitch, then use the power pedal.

If you need a manual, you can download (free) from Singer - http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html

Mar 25, 2010 | Singer 8280 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I get loops on top and/or bottom of fabric during sewing. I have tried to adjust upper thread tension without any success. On brother website it is said that it might be lower tension or incorrect bobbin...


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.



Mar 11, 2010 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Bobbin not looping top thread to make a stitch


Get a manual for your machine so you know how to properly thread the machine - you need to be sure the thread goes through the guides in proper sequence and - ALWAYS thread a sewing machine with the presser foot up.

You need to be sure the bobbin thread is feeding in the correct direction from the bobbin spool and through the correct guides.

Check the needle to see if it is installed correctly and is not bent.

Most sewing machine needles are installed with the flat side toward the back of the machine.

After proper threading and bobbin feeding, hold onto the top thread tail and lower the needle down and back up to pull up the bobbin thread.

Take both thread ends under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.

You did not provide the make and model of your machine so I can only suggest if you do not have a manual, search the Internet. Singer and Brother have downloads. Sewusa has many brands/models.

Mar 01, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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The machine sews on top but not on bottom


Check the manual, if you do not have one, you may find one at Singer or sewusa websites.

Make sure the bobbin in installed correctly so the thead is feeding from the bobbin spool in the proper direction and through the correct guide(s).

Always thread the top thread with the presser foot up.

Use a new needle and make sure the flat side of the needle shaft is facing toward the back of the machine.

By hand, lower and then raise the needle as you hold onto the thread tail at the needle. This should pull the bobbin thread up through the needle plate. Take both threads under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.

Lower the presser foot onto the fabric and hold onto the thread tails or just hand walk the first stitch.

Feb 25, 2010 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Bottom thread on sewing is looping


when I was taking sewing classes, this would happen every now and then to one of the class members, including me. My teacher told me that the looping on the bottom thread is generally caused by the machine being incorrectly threaded on top, which therefore wont let the bottom thread go into the stitch properly and causing it to loop.
We were told to basically follow these suggestions in order to reduce chances of this recurring & to date, I still refer back to it when I forget myself, especially if I have been off my machine for a few weeks.
1) Machine should be clean and free of lint within machine and in and around bobbin casing.
2) Correct and sharp needles correctly inserted.
3) Threads will generally feed better from the vertical position so a vertical thread stand/ attachment is recommended.
4) Before beginning to thread the machine, check that the pressure foot is in the up position, the feed dogs are engaged, the thread take up lever is in the uppermost position.
5) As you begin to thread ensure that the thread is fully engaged into the tension disks.
6)Once machine is threaded and both threads are visible (i.e the lower thread has been brought up from the bottom), slowly sew a few test stitches on a scrap piece of the fabric you intend to sew, to ensure your tension is correct. This saves time as you havent sewn a length of fabric only to find all of the bottom thread looped (experienced in that one!!)
7) If all this fails, it could be a timing issue of when your needle thread is contacting with the bobbin thread, which only a service person can fix for you, sorry.
Hope this helps you, or someone out there.

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When i use sewing cloth in backside the thread will too loose then i use tension tight it correct in 8 number but manual book says 4 or 5 is correct wat can i do help me


Unthread your machine and set the tension to 4.5. rethread your machine up to the needle and then put the presser foot down. If the thread pulls hard, your machine is threaded right if it pulls easily, the thread is not thru the tension wheel correctly.

Rule of thumb:: loops on the top, problem on the bottom.
loops on the bottom, problem on the top.

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Bottom thread is looping.


If the thread is looping on the bottom, then your problem is on the top. Pull the thread out of the needle and and put the presser foot down. If the thread pulls thru easily, then you need to rethread your machine making sure the thread is thru the top tension wheel correctly.

Rule of thumb::
Loops on the bottom, Problem on the top
Loops on the top, problem on the bottom.

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If it was sewing correctly BEFORE the needle break...why did the needle break in the first place?...and what fixes did you make?
If it sewed properly...what changed?

Cut your upper thread close to the spool...make sure the presser foot is raised and pull the cut off thread section through/out of the machine from the needle area (sewing direction...do not pull the thread backwards!)

Clean out the bobbin area...remove any traces of lint or pieces of thread...look for any broken off needle pieces... brush the bobbin area out....then add a drop of sewing machine oil (but only if your manual says to oil that area).

Remove the needle plate to expose the feed dogs...brush/clean out that area too and add a drop of sewing machine oil...then secure the needle plate back on.
Replace the needle...do it again...yup...some needles arrive bad from the factory. Make sure the needle is inserted and positioned properly. Then thread the machine WITH the presser foot in raised position. (The thread needs to get seated into the upper tensions.)
..with the.presser foot down...thread the new needle.
Oh...and use the correct needle for the thread. (a universal 80/12 is standard).
Thread can cause issues too. Try a different bobbin, or maybe a different spool of thread to see if that makes a difference.

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