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Thread bunches up during backstitching

When I use the backstitch the thread from the bobbin tends to loop on the fabric as if the tension is off.

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This is a very common problem with really lightweight fabric and can often be cured (if doing straight stitching) by using a straight stitch needle plate and foot. The wider needle plate and foot openings on newer machines give the machine/thread a wider area to pull the fabric into the machine. By using a straight stitch plate/foot you remove the wide opening, eliminating the majority of the problem.

Also - try using a specially coated needle (Teflon or other non-stick finish). The thread feeds more smoothly through the needle and the needle more smoothly through the fabric, causing less drag into the needle plate opening.

Hope this helps. Don't hesitate to respond to this if you have further specific questions. We're always happy to help

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Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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the top seam is actually the bobbin thread. dots on the underside means that the top tension is too tight. you may have a piece of thread or something gummy caught between the upper tension disks.

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There should be a small screw on the side of your bobbin case adjust it little by little until you get the correct tension.

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Check to see if the needle is inserted with the flat side of the needle shaft facing to the back of the machine.

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

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SOURCE: my thread gets all bunches up under the

make sure you have the same type of thread in both the top thread and bobbin.

Also make sure your thread tails are clear, by grasping the upper and bobbin threads, making sure they are under the foot when you start. Hold them as you sew the first few stitches so they don't get caught up in the machine.


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Bobbin issues the bobbin thread is bunching up


Check whether it is bobbin thread or the top thread accumulating under the fabric. Generally, if thread problems exist "under" the fabric, it is a top thread issue. If the problems exist "above" the fabric, it is a bobbin issue.

Sounds like a thread nesting (bird nesting) problem where the top thread is globbing under the fabric. Usually, this is caused by misthreading (confirm the thread path), the thread not seated in the tension disk (ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading!), or very loose top thread tension.

Remove the thread. Raise the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Check that the thread path is correct. Set the upper tension at the midway point between high & low numbers (this is the beginning point for tension and will most likely need to be tweaked for your particular machine).

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Birds nest under the fabric big loops of thread top side looks good...

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Why is sewing machine thread gathering under fabric?


adjust the tension to a appropriate setting,
See the video here.
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The knob and its location can differ based on the model of your sewing machine.

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Needle stitch fine. Bobbin stitch loops.


First, try a brand new needle.

Second, consider using a better quality thread. By all means, AVOID old or bargain bin threads. Coats & Clark used to be a standard, but thread quality has improved over the past few years, so you may want to check out other brands like Aurafil, Superior, Isacord, etc. Also, cotton wrapped polyester thread releases thread lint that contributes to build-up of gunk in the machine. Some sewists have noted that they experience more sewing issues when using C&C threads. However, some machines will do better with certain thread brands than others, so some experimentation may be beneficial.

Third, check the stitch on your sample again. Generally, when thread loops appear on the underside of the fabric, it is the upper thread that is the problem. If loopy threads appear on the top of the fabric, it is the bobbin thread that is the issue. You can even use a different color in the top to help distinguish which thread is the problem.

Fourth, when threading the upper thread, Always Raise the Presser Foot during the threading process so the tension disk is released and the thread can seat properly. "Bird nesting" occurs when the thread is not seated in the tension disk.
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Birds nest under the fabric big loops of thread top side looks good...

Fifth, when the upper thread appears on the underside of the fabric, the upper thread tension is too loose. If the bobbin thread appears on the top of the fabric, the tension thread is too tight (or the bobbin thread is loose). Start out with the upper tension set at the midway point and tweak it from that point. The tension is ideal when both upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

Also, remember that tension is not static--a tension setting for chiffon will most likely not work on cotton or denim. Get comfortable adjusting the tension to suit the project you are sewing.

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The bobbin thread when sewing has little loops


You do not have the tension on your machine set correctly. That is leaving the bobbin thread too loose, hence the loops you are seeing. What kind of machine do you have? I can tell you where the tension is located. Also, tell me what kind of fabric you are trying to sew. FIRST JUST SET IT BACK TO THE FACTORY DEFAULT. When you are moving the machine it is easy to accidentally hit the tension and change it. Here is a picture of what a tension knob looks like. Good luck.
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When backstitching the needle comes down and goes through the thread and tears the thread apart


Please To put the oil [ oil parts only ] in the all parts. And change the new thread and check the bobbin tension.

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I have a Husqvarna Opal 650 machine that was just purchase in July. I am hired to sew headbands, and we use Coats Transparent polyester thread. It's worked perfectly, until last Saturday it suddenly...


change the needle again, the needle could have a burr
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change the needle--make sure the needle is the correct one for the fabric
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I place the fabric on the machine, lower the foot and apply pressure to the foot peddle, when the machine begins to sew fabric is pulled down and the lower thread tangles, the machine make a crunching...


This is easily solved. Before you start sewing make sure your upper and lower threads are long enough for you to hold before lowering the presser foot. If these threads are too short they both get carried down into the bobbin along with the fabric and cause a big tangled mess. Always hold your threads at the back of your work with your left hand then lower your pressure foot and don't release the threads untill you have taken several stitches. Keep holding these threads during backstitching at the beggining of a seam too. Works like magic.

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