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Bernina 180 back thread

When I do some basic sewing, hemming, etc. the back thread is all loopy & does not secure the stitches.

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The first thing you can do is check the tension, sounds to me like it is too loose. Then be sure the bobbin is in and threaded correctly.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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