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When sewing looks fine on top but on the reverse side of fabric it is bunched up loops and not really stiched

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What you describe is called thread nesting and is a result of the upper thread tension being too loose.

Be sure that you RAISE the presser foot BEFORE threading the upper thread--this releases the thread tension so the thread seats properly.

To help alleviate the "thread nesting" under the fabric (besides tightening the top tension), you can try the method shown in this video:
How to Pull Up the Bobbin Thread

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So looping on underside indicates top thread is not in tension, you need to recheck your threading from the thread spool, through the various thread eyes, the thread take up lever, the tension discs and then to the needle. It sounds like your thread has not gone into the tension discs fully. It is important to always thread up with the presser foot raised as this opens up the tension discs too so the thread can be laid in fully.

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You are getting a thread mess under the fabric? Frequently, this occurs because the top thread is not fully seated in the tension disk.

Install a brand new needle.
Remove the top thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread the machine from the beginning.
If necessary, adjust the top tension so the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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Top stitch is fine bottom is loose. Have tried adjusting tension but not working. If I get tension too tight breaks thread so I gradually change tension to no avail. Please help


Check your stitch sample. The loose stitches under the fabric--are they actually top thread???? Usually,stitch problems under the fabric is a result of a top thread problem. In this case, it could be bird nesting.

Remove the top thread from the machine.
Install a brand new needle.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot.
Rethread from the beginning.

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Elma supermatic balls up under machine after a few stiches


Thread nests (also called bird nests).

Remove the top thread.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.


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Apr 23, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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When i run a straight stitch, the top of the fabric looks well sewn; the thread on the bottom of the fabric, however, bunches up-it looks nothing like the top stitch.


Is it really the bobbin thread that is bunching under the fabric, or is it really the top thread that is creating loops and "bird nests" under the fabric???

Rethread your upper thread. BEFORE you thread the upper thread, be sure to RAISE the presser foot. This releases the upper thread tension disks so the thread is firmly seated in the tension disk.

If it continues to be a problem, then the upper tension needs to be tightened. Adjust slightly, then test. Repeat until the upper and lower threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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Sep 24, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Why is thread looping under fabric, looks great on top???


Tension is based on tightness of stich. Hold with two fingers and pull should only feel little resistance. Both top and bobbin tension should be eq

Aug 19, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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My singer sewing machine model # 774 will not produce a lower stich that is not all jumbled on the underside of the fabric. The upper stich is fine, it's the bobbin stich that comes out all jumbled. ...


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Nov 08, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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THREAD GET BUNCHED UP UNDERNEATH THE FABRIC, THE STICHES SEEM TO BE INCOMPLETE THE TOP LOOKS GOOD THAN I TURN IT OVER AND THE THEAD IS BUNCHED AND LONG LOOPS OF THREAD ARE LEFT. THANKS LOU


Hi Lou! This sounds like a tension problem--the tension on the top thread is too loose. Try using different color threads on the top and bobbin, then carefully rethread everything. Stitch a couple of inches and check the underside. If the top stitches look fine and the bottom ones are loose and loopy, and with the pressure foot down, tighten the tension. Move the knob or dial (whichever you have) just a little bit. Sew a couple of inches more, and recheck. Continue to sew and recheck, gradually tightening the tension, until you see little if any bobbin thread on the top or top thread on the underside of the fabric.

Let me know if this helps, ok?


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Jan 27, 2010 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Stitches are on the reverse of the fabric


hi! there,
set dial tension to #3 and stitch tension to #12 try on straight
sewing,check bobbins winder if thread was wind on clockwise rotation before sewing.if ok try to sew and observed the change.

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Apr 09, 2009 | Singer 7444 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Thread loops


Proper set of bobbins and tension set up vs. fabrics will sew you satified.Also incude regular maintenance cleaning of the feeds dogs with a brus,also the shuttle assembly need sometime to clean.Some threads and fabrics chips accumulates in the feed dogs and shuttles assembly.In setting up thread bobbins the thread should be clockwise direction as you pull out on slot coming out to the bobbins (as you shown in my inserted image manual).The loop thread should be propely in the sequence position same like in the image refer to it.If you use cotton/ polyester fabric in the begining of trial set tension dial to No.3 and stich to No. 8 to 12 any convenient to you Use needle No. 14 .Posible make a record if you are sewing different types of fabric mostly silk fabric is hard to sew adjusting to lower stich can posible sew satisfactory.

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