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Your tension is not right. Check your manual for adjusting tension. It is probably the upper tension that needs adjusting.

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I checked my thread and bobbin watch the video and my machine keep bunches the bottom stitch


Is it really the bobbin thread that is bunching? Generally, thread messes under the fabric are the fault of the top thread, and thread messes on top of the fabric are a bobbin problem.

Top thread bunching under the fabric is called "thread nesting" or "bird nesting" but I prefer to call it thread "barfs." Most often, it occurs because the top thread has not been seated completely in the tension disk.

Install a brand new needle.
Remove the top thread from the machine.
RAISE the presser foot and rethread the top thread.
(Verify the thread path is correct.)
Set the top tension disk at the midway point.

Retest your machine. Tweak the top tension if required.

Mar 27, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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When I sew I have thread bunching up underneath the fabric, I've changed needle size, thread, bobbins and cleaned out around the bobbin holder. I'm frustrated and out of ideas.


Susan--
Easy peasy, once you know the problem and how to fix it. It's called "bird nesting" or "thread nesting" or what I refer to as thread "barfs."

Install a brand new needle.
Remove all the thread from the machine.
**ALWAYS RAISE** the presser foot and rethread the top thread.
Verify the top thread path is correct.
Install and thread the bobbin case, make sure it is correct.
Set the top tension to the midway point.

Now retest your machine. Birds nests gone? You may need to tweak the top tension because the factory standard changes due to age and use.

FWIW, problems appearing under the fabric are an issue of the top thread. Thread problems appearing on top of the fabric is a bobbin issue.

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Mar 25, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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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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Dec 11, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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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.

Oct 29, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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I'm having trouble properly threading my Elna 1010. Could you please help? The bobbin thread keeps bunching up and breaking


bunching of thread under the material is an indication of insufficient tension of the needle thread
increase the needle tension until the threads meet at the center of the materialbeing sewn

Jul 26, 2016 | Elna Sewing Machines

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Thread on my consew 225 keeps balling the thread on the bottbottom


Sounds like bird nesting. The upper thread accumulates under the fabric creating a series of loops and knots.

First: Install a brand new needle and make sure it is installed facing the correct direction. (A new needle is the least expensive fix for most sewing machine issues.)

Second: Remove the thread. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Make sure it is threaded correctly (consult the owner's manual).

Third: Pull up the bobbin thread through the fabric and gently hold the thread tails in your left hand while slowly taking the first couple of stitches.

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Feb 06, 2016 | Consew Sewing Machines

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Top thread bunches


try changing the needle--use a needle according to the fabric
being sewed
if thin fabric is being sewed try using a stablizer
rethread the machine top and bobbin--use every thread guide
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly and turned correctly
in the bobbin case
also try adjusting the top thread tension just a little

Oct 23, 2012 | Singer 2950 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Thread keeps on bunching up on the bottom side of the fabric


try changing the needle
check the top thread tension to make sure it's not to loose
rethread the machine top & bobbin, make sure the bobbin is wound
correctly & inserted correctly into the machine
make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever

Jul 11, 2012 | Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing...

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Hi, my thread gets caught and pulls the materal into the foot and i can not sew due to the jamming and the thread get all bunched up by the bobbin


I had similar problems when I first started sewing. Try adjusting the tension in your thread - less tension for lighter fabrics, more tension for heavier fabrics. This will stop the needle from pulling the threads in the fabric.

As for the thread getting bunched up in the bobbin - this is most likely because your bobbin is the wrong size for the machine, or that you did not thread the bobbin properly. Try re-threading, this time making sure you pull the thread into the bobbin container tightly. This should stop the bobbin from jumping around the container and spitting thread.

Feb 27, 2010 | Brother Sewing Machines

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