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The thread keep grathering at the back of material

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Sounds as if top tension is at fault, clean tensioner and reset

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The thread balling up after a few stitches. What needs to be adjusted?

balling up under material ( birdnesting) is from the needle thread tension not tight enough
using scrap material keep adjusting until the threads meet at the center of the materials
may need to be readjusted for different thread thicknesses, materials and needle eye sizes

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My thread keeps getting tangled and it isnt feeding the material through any ideas

Ok. A machine cannot work unless it is threaded perfectly from the first thread guide to the opening in the needle. Guidelines for threading will be in your manual. A rule of thumb is never allow the thread to crisscross. And, usually machines are threaded progressively from the right to left, or left to right. No back and forth. The top thread guide determines which direction to begin from.

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What is the problem when the thread keeps bunches up on the back of material

Could be many things. Old blunt needle, wrong tension, wrong needle and thread for the material. Have you got the same thread in bobbin and needle?Also is needle and bobbin threaded correctly?
best wishes

Sep 27, 2014 | Euro-Pro 416 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How do I adjust the bottom thread tension on the 2 needle cover stitch?

Go back to the tension adjustments that were doing well with other fabrics.
You may need to go to a smaller size needle, and a finer thread. Sometimes I use a wooly nylon in my looper because it is very stretchy, but be careful when you pull it through as you are threading it because it will also break easily if you don't have your tensions full open as you are pulling it through.
Start out by buying a sheet or roll of Solvy. You can either cut it into strips to lay on top of the material as you sew or under it if you prefer. It should make the material lay flat as it sews. I have used tissue paper before under it to make it lay flat and keep it flat to make the looper thread stretch itself out as it sews.
If your looper thread tension was too tight on other fabrics too, that is a whole other problem.

Sep 04, 2017 | Juki MO-735 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Top thread keeps breaking

Don't ship it back and the problem is not the tension settings. Even on the tightest setting the thread should not break. Most likely the machine is not threaded correctly. Possibly, you are using too thick a thread or a needle that is too small.

Solution back to basics:
1. verify that you are not using upholstery thread. Use a standard cotton poly mix.
2. the bobbin thread should be the same as the top thread.
3. consider watching a video showing the machine being threaded and make sure the needle is in the top position.
4. sew a test pattern on a normal weight fabric like an undershirt - avoid very thick material.

If this solves your problem then change one item at a time. Use a heaver thread if that is what you want. If it works ok then go to a thicker material, etc. Do not change two or more things at a time..If you have a problem it makes it hard to identify the source.

Dec 13, 2013 | Brother PE770 Computerized Sewing Machine

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A birds nest underneath project. Have gone through all the required steps to fix the problem. I am using rayon embroidery thread top and bobbin with the embroidery bobbin case for the embroidery. Any...

Been there... Most often was due to improper tension settings and the threading of the machine. If it does it all the time double check your threading technique is actually the proper method. Thought I knoew what I was doing only to realize I didn't have the thread properly run through the guides. Makes a big difference. Also helps to use a heavy backing material. Some materails just embroider like junk. For terry cloth I use a thin clear material over the top to keep the small loops from messing things up besides a heavy backing. Could also benefit from an adhesive spray for cloth along with a heavy backing to keep material from moving on you. I have had to debug my wife's embroidery over the years and this is what has worked for us.

Feb 09, 2011 | Bernina Artista 180

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The bobbin thread keeps getting matted up and pulling the material in the bottom... I'm using a heavier thread, and have tried several differant kinds of material to see if that was the problem...

Be sure to use the correct thread, advised in your manual and that your bobbin and top threads are not too different or else you will have problems. If, you are using a real thin material, try putting tissue paper under your fabric so that it won't get caught. in the needle hole. Usually matting under the fabric is caused by incorrect threading but I am suspecting your thread itself. If, you don't have a manual, go and download one for free.

Sep 13, 2010 | Brother XL-2600

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Thread bunchingup on bottom of material on singer

Here are some solutions 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 the upper and bobbin thread tails 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.

Dec 28, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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I am trying to sew and the thread keeps clumping up at the bottom.

Try these solutions.

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

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

* When you start to sew a seam, hold the upper and bobbin thread tails 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.

Dec 24, 2009 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Thread hangs up

Remove the needle plate and look for any burrs or nicks that may be catching the thread. If you find any they need to be removed with a small file or emery stick.

Jul 09, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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