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Why does the bobbin thread jam up on my Singer sewing machine?

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If you have adjusted the tensions as previously suggested by Bill Boyd and it is still causing a problem, then you might try manually pulling the bobbin thread to the top of the fabric and then holding it with your left hand before beginning to sew. A lot of sewing machines will cause thread nests when first beginning to stitch. This is a way to avoid the problem. You can ignore the references to quilting and free motion quilting. However, the method for bringing up the bobbin thread will work for regular sewing as well:

How and Why to Bring up the Bobbin Thread

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Thread tensions will be at fault here
if there are loops under the material then tighten the needle thread tension
otherwise tighten the bobbin thread tension

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    Thanks, Bill Boyd. Your answer is appreciated! My Best To You, Paula

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Sounds like the tension, find a good sewing machine mechanic and pay for a service, well worth the lifetime of the machine.

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