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I ca't seem to get the tension right in my Bernina1300MDC

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  • William Gilbert Apr 07, 2015

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Hi please help me I can't get the tension settings correct on my Empisal 720c overlocker

Make sure you are using brand new needles.

Remove all the thread from your machine. [It is recommended to clip the threads at the spool before the threading path, raise the presser foot, and pull the clipped thread DOWN through the machine. Pulling thread up (both in the case of sergers and sewing machines) can damage the tension mechanism.]

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and re-thread from the beginning.

Verify that you are threading each thread in the order specified.

When threading each, be sure to give the thread an extra little tug when pulling it through the tension mechanism. (This helps seat the thread completely in the tension disk. Sometimes it makes a little pop when it seats. Can't tell you how many times I've had issues and discovered one thread was not seated.)

The standard tension setting for basic overlocking is the midway point on each of the tension dials. Every machine is different and things change with time and use, so this is a good place to start but you will have to "tweak" each thread to get them where you want it. When you are testing the tension, it always helps to use 4 different colors of thread so you can tell which thread needs adjustment. Once you get familiar with how each thread's stitches look and can recognize them, then you'll be able to eliminate the various colored thread. Everytime you change fabrics or stitch, you will probably need to test it first before using it on your garment or item.

If a thread breaks, it is usually best to remove all the threads and start from the beginning. Trying to snake a thread through the path out of order frequently fails. If you are experiencing issues, avoid the frustration and start over.

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Nov 13, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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My brother pe770 is allowing bobbin thread to show on top sporadically which makes the stitching look like it is speckled with white. I have adjusted tension..cleaned and changed everything.


when sewing these parts of the design, (small stitches? ) load your bobbin with the same top thread. Just match the top thread color, and done! No more white bobbin thread in the topside of your designs.

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Feb 25, 2015 | Brother PE770 Computerized Sewing Machine

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I dont seem to be able to get the tension right

does it seem tight to just pull it thru or only when sewing

Jan 30, 2015 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Thread for a rolled hem on the bernina 800d

I would reccommend regular serger thread for the right needle (left needle is removed) and the lower looper. and use wooly nylon in the upper looper
The tensions on the needle should remain at 5-6 upper looper thread tension should be about 3-4
and the lower looper tension at about 8
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Apr 22, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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I have a brother XL-2600, I have used many sewing machines and never had any problems with getting the tension right, but with this machine, the tension is never right. I have bought the best thread, I...

Sounds like you have tried everything possible, be sure you are using an anti static needle on the delicate fabrics, if that does not work it really does mean fiddling with the tensions until you get it dead right

Nov 06, 2009 | Brother XL-2600

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Loose thread tension

You should be able to sew with the tension on 4 for most applications. The only time I've had to change it is for elastic.  I usually sew elastic on 7.   In my experience, when the tension doesn't seem right, I've got the wrong needle for the fabric.  Needles are color coded.  The top of the shank will be yellow or red, for knit or woven fabric.  There will be a band below that of orange, blue or purple for light, medium or heavy fabric.  You want to make sure you have the right needle for your fabric or it isn't going to sew well.  The only things I haven't been able to sew on this machine have been lightweight jersey knit and a really high twist twill.  It would do five layers of twill, but since I'd used twill for the pockets too, it wouldn't do six layers where the seam met the pockets.  I had to get a friend to do that on a commercial machine.  Jersey knit it likes to stuff down into the bobbin case.  I've heard it would do it with a straight stitch foot.  Regardless, you have to pay attention to needle selection.

Mar 08, 2009 | Brother XL-3500

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Euro-pro 464xc bottom tension loose

Welcome to FixYa!

Loose bottom stitches come from the top, not the bottom. Seems weird, but that's the way sewing machines work.

The dial tension should be set at the mid range and make absolutely sure that you have the machine threaded correctly. Both things will cause a sloppy bottom stitch.


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Jan 15, 2009 | Kenmore 12102

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