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Brother ce-4000 top tension is too tight, but on 0. puckering is occurring

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the problem is your bobbin, a little lossen it so that the thread easy goes up. and adjust your tension.

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

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If your material is puckering then the thread tension (Top and Bottom) are way too tight. Loosen both.

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Posted on Jan 21, 2011

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New needle and make sure it is the right sized needle for the fabric that you are sewing. If silky satin then use a size 70 or even 60 needle sharp. If microfibre then there are Schmetz needles called microtec that are perfect for this.

Also try shortening the stitch length a little. You may still need to finesse the tension a bit. I think this is a front loading bobbin machine so you might try adjusting the tension on the bobbin holder a little bit. It is hard with these as there is no "0' marking to set it to, its just trial and testing.

Also, are you pinning across the seam line at about 3 inch intervals?

If there is still some puckering happening, then perhaps, stop at the end of the seam with the needle in the work, and ease the fabric along the stitching line a bit to smooth out the seam, then do the reversing stitches at the end to lock off the seam.

Also press, press, press each seam. Always press on top of the seam, turn it over and press the underside of the seam, then lie right side down on the ironing board and press the seam allowances open. This sets the stitches into the fabric and finishes off the seam appearance. I always sew with the ironing press on beside me.

You may still be unhappy with the seam result after doing all this - if you enjoy sewing then consider shopping for a higher quality machine - there is a difference in stitching quality between a $400 and $2,000 machine. You could always take a piece of your fabric to a sewing dealer near you and test sew on a European machine, you should see a difference in the stitching quality.




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Singer model 2638 puckers fabric when sewing straight stitch. Have to manually keep fabric taut behind needle to get anything accomplished. Why does this occur and how can it be fixed?


If the fabric is puckering when stitching, usually it is because the tension is too tight. You may need to loosen both the top and bobbin tensions.

Another time the problem occurs is when sewing fine fabric (like chiffon). The fabric does not have enough body to lay flat, so it puckers. You can utilize a stabilizer to help give the fabric body (washaway or tearaway stabilizer, or even use light-weight paper such as adding machine tape or even toilet tissue). Sometimes some spray starch is enough to help it lay flat.

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Need help with tension as thr stiches are puckering.


If the fabric is puckering when you sew, it is most likely because the thread tension is too tight. Make sure you are using a brand-new needle compatible with your fabric--using a 70 or 80 needle and a lighter weight thread may work better as a 90 or higher needle is big enough that it can stretch the fabric before penetrating it, causing puckering.. Puckering also occurs more frequently when sewing light-weight fabrics and may necessitate using a walking foot or a stabilizer to help give the fabric more body as it is stitched (wash-away stabilizer would probably be good when sewing washable fabrics). Another thing that may cause puckering is when the bobbin is wound at a fast speed. Slowing down when winding the bobbin will reduce the amount of stretch added to the bobbin thread. If it is stretched going onto the bobbin, it will shrink back up when it is stitched to your fabric. Also check whether your machine has a presser foot pressure adjustment. The pressure should be lighter when sewing finer fabrics, ie silk, and heavier when sewing thicker fabrics like wool or denim.

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I have a ce 4000 computer sewing machine. I cannot get it to work properly. The bottom thread keeps punching up. I have taken it apart & cleaned it,checked the bobbin, changed the needle,checked t


have only read that the bottom tension needs to benpulled tighter when threading by holding the bobbin and pull it tightly thru the needle hole in presser plate

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What to do if sewing machine is puckering?


Depends on why the seam is puckering. Read this: http://www.amefird.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Minimizing-Seam-Puckering-2-5-10.pdf
Offhand, it sounds like you need to reset the top tension properly.
http://quilting.about.com/od/piecingtechniques/a/How-to-Adjust-Sewing-Machine-Tension.htm
The top two photos here are the upper and underside of a single ply of muslin sewn with a balanced tension. The blue thread is on top, red in the bobbin: http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/22521551 -- that will give you something to shoot for.

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My seams are puckering. I have a Brother sewing machine. What am I doing wrong?


Puckered seams are usually caused by incorrect tension. But first check to make sure your bobbin is inserted correctly and that there is a good tight wind on the bobbin itself. Then, check the tension disks in the upper threading and make sure there is no stray thread lodged in there. Next, check the upper threading to be sure you have the thread going correctly through each of the thread guides and between the tension disks/plates. Finally, check the tension. Generally it should be on 3 but each machine has different symbols for the tension. My Brother product uses a 3 tension. I've been sewing for over 50 years and I still occasionally have pucker problems. It's usually because there's a small stray piece of thread in between the tension disks. I hope this helps you. If it does, please come back to Fixya and rate my information! Thanks.

Aug 02, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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The bottom stitch is very loose. I've tried tightening and loosening the screw and the problem remains...HELP!


The bottom stitch is affected by the TOP thread tension :) First go back and make sure your bobbin tension is correct since you adjusted it. It should drop slightly when held suspended by danging it by the thread. If it reels out to the floor it is too loose. If it doesn't drop at all it is too tight.

Now that you have that adjusted look at your top tension. If it is loopy on the bottom side of the stitch the TOP tension is too loose. Increase the top tension.

Now take some scrap material and set machine to a wide zig zag, medium length stitch and sew a bit. Compare the top and the bottom sides of the stitch. They should look identical. Remember the TOP side effects the bottom and the BOTTOM tension effects the top side. Adjust accordingly until they look identical with no loose threads or loops and no puckering (puckering means it's too tight).

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Cant let any type of material go through its self or it puckers tryed every combination of tension model xl3520 brother


If your material is puckering then the thread tension (Top and Bottom) are way too tight. Loosen both.

Good Luck!
Chris
glfi.com

Jan 21, 2011 | Brother Sewing Machines

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How do I adjust tension top thread too tight bottom


The bottom tension is too loose. If your bobbin is in a case there is a little screw on the side that will tighten the plates and increase the tension. Test your thread coming out of the case as you slowly make adjustments to the screw. A slight bit of resistance is what you want. If your sewing still puckers you may have to loosen the tension on the top. Sew on a scrap and go toward the smaller numbers to loosen the top tension until the stitches meet between the two layers of fabric.

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pucker is caused by too loose or, to tight adjustment of: the thread tensioners both the bobbin tensioner and, the needle tensioner need to be adjusted: to adjust the needle tensioner turn the side knob clockwise is tighter counterclockwise loosens; the bobbin tensioner is a tiny screw on the bobbin holder adjust both tensioners until your stich loops' both top and, bottom are tight but, the machine does not break the thread

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Does it pucker when you are embroidering or just sewing in general? If its puckering when your embroidering it could be a few things. 1. no stabilizer 2. the fabric stretched in the hoop too tight. 3. check you tension

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