Question about Singer Featherweight 132Q Mechanical Sewing Machine
I have the bobbin in correctly. I have checked the upper tension and that the thread is positioned. The bobbin is not wound tightly. I have adjusted the bobbin tension. I can't think of anything else. Can you help please?
Could the needle be inserted incorrectly? Typically, the flat of the needle shank goes to the back of the machine. Are the needles the correct type for your machine?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
IT PROBABLY IS THREADED INCORRECTLY. GO SLOWLY BY THE DIAPHRAGM AND MAKE SURE IT IS THREADED CORRECTLY. ALSO MAKE SURE SPOOL PIN HOLDERS ARE IN PLACE THAT HELPS TO GUIDE THE THREAD CORRECTLY.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
Always have the presser foot up when you thead any sewing machine.
Make sure the flat side of the needle shaft is facing to the back of the machine.
Don't do anything to the bobbin tension. Set the top thread tension to what is recommended by the mfg.
Make sure the thread from the bobbin is feeding from the bobbin in the correct direction and through the correct guides.
After inserting the bobbin and threading the machine, lower the needle (hold on to the thread tail) and then raise it by turning the hand wheel by hand to pull up the bobbin thread.
Gently pull the two threads under the presser foot and to the back of the sewing machine before you begin to sew.
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
SOURCE: The thread is bunching up
Your problem stems from the faulty foot lever mechanism. It's coupled to the upper thread tension control which only provides tension when the presser foot is in the locked down position.
If the presser foot won't positively engage in the down position, there's no upper thread tension and the thread bunches up below. Everything else stems from there. If the needle has hit the bobbin case too frequently then the bobbin timing may also be slightly out and the needle itself will be damaged and won't pass straight through the fabric; it only takes a tiny deflection from the vertical as it passes through the workpiece for the needle to flex and hit the bobbin case.
In summary, your machine is in desperate need of repair and adjustment. You haven't stated which exact Singer model you have, but they are usually easy to get servicing manuals for or you can take the machine to a sewing machine servicing specialist. Most singer spare parts (even for 100 year old machines) are usually still available fairly cheaply from a variety of sources, just enter "Singer spares" into your search engine to find suppliers.
To prevent re-occurrence, clean the mechanism regularly and lubricate it as directed by the manufacturer using sewing machine oil. Depending on how often you use the machine, do (or have done) a more thorough service periodically to check the timing and also that all mechanism screws remain tightly fastened.
I hope that my reply has shed some light on your problem and enables you to decide what to do next. Please take a moment to rate my answer.
Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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