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The bottom thread shows on the top, and the top thread shows on the bottom evenly. Have rethreaded and changed needles. ???

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To pull the thread through the material the thread tension for the top and bottom is too tight.
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Both top and bottom tensions may be too loose.

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Try two different color threads and let me know

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If you're working with a lightweight fabric, this is normal. So long as it's even, keep working.

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