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I get loose stitches on the underside of my embroidery

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If you are getting slight thread loops or nubs under the fabric, the upper tension is too loose. If you are getting big blobs of thread, that is thread nesting or birdnesting. It is usually caused by mis-threading, thread not seated completely in the tension disk, or tension too loose.

When threading, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot so the thread will seat in the tension disk. Verify the thread path is correct. Set the tension to the midway point (this may need to be tweaked for your machine, but is the standard setting).

Since you may have more of a problem with embroidery, it could be the needle that you are using. Some needles have a larger scarf that protects the thread and prevents it from hanging up when the needle withdraws from the fabric.

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Needle thread tension is not tight enough

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The underside of the stitching is loose how can i fix that I toyed the bobbing that did not work please help!!!!!


When the underside of the stitching is loose the problem is most likely with the top thread. Unthread the machine then rethread it making sure that the thread is securely in the tension disk and the machine is correctly threaded.

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What is wrong when the underside of embroidery has bunched thread


Hello

The bunched-up thread on the underside is the needle thread. Check that the upper thread is threaded correctly, passing through all the required thread guides and that the thread is securely lodged in the tension assembly ... there should be reasonable tension when upper thread being pulled by hand.
Also check that:
- there are no 'dust bunnies' or a piece of thread hiding in the tension assembly, and that
- the needle is inserted correctly and that it is a system 130/705H Embroidery needle.

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Elna expressive 900 thread breaking (although not really) and bunching up on underside of fabric ESPECIALLY when doing embroidery. Why?


try using gutermann thread and needle according to your fabric thickness and tension dial must be 3-5 and bobbin thread hold the end of the thread and bounce to see how loose the thread is cos if it releases too easy you need to turn the screw on the casing just a little see how you go

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Embroidery stitches to far apart


1. To make changes on a computer there is a method to increase or decrease the size of the embroidery (usually two buttons pushed simultaneously). This will resize the embroidery and compute a new number of stitches. If you have resized it in the past without utilizing this feature the number of stitches will be wrong and will make an embroidery that has problems.
2. The embroidery program that you are using may have a problem. This can be checked by trying other embroidery programs.

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When I embroider with my Pfaff Creative 2 the top tension pulls bobbin thread up too much. I changed toe tension on top but it still does the same thing. How can this be fixed?


Suggest you do rethreading ,then test the stitches on straight stitch. If top stitches is loose you have to reduce the upper thread tension, if the bottom stitches is loose you have to increase the upper thread tension. Adjust accordingly till you can get a perfect straight stitch. If okay then you can continue your embroidery work.

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How to stich embroidery


That would depend on if you have a regular home sewing machine or a embroidery machine. I'm going to assume that you have a regular machine.

There is something called free hand embroidery. you lower or disengage the feed dogs, take off the presser foot. Some use a darning foot and others just leave the foot off. Hopefully your design is already marked on the fabric. Place fabric in a regular hand embroidery so they fabric is right side up but the hoop makes it sit down in the rings. (make sense) Fit your hoop on the bed of the sewing machine, under the presser foot/presser foot bar. Lower the presser foot lever. (important for tension) and select stitch style and length. you may need to adjust tensions too.

Begin stitching, take a couple stitches... then reverse a couple... then snip the loose ends. Continue to stitch, guiding the hoop so that the needle follows the design. Start slowly and as you discover how your hand movements effect the length of the stitches... you can speed up and slow down as you need to create your design.

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Viking Designer 1 balleds / Birdnest / issues after repaired from Husk service center in midwest - replaced thread needle and adjusted tension .. freequilting and embroidery situations


birdsnest refers to a mess of thread on the underside of fabric when you start sewing (after a few stitches all looks good). if this is the case and it is happening during embroidery, switch off jump stitch thread cutting.

if it happens at the start of normal sewing, either hold your needle thread when you start sewing or make sure the needle thread is under the presser foot and held by the presser foot when you start sewing. this way you will have an inch or so of thread on top of your fabric which you can trim instead of a mess underneath.

if there is a mess underneath for more than first few stitches, either your check spring in the needle tension area is set incorrectly, or your needle tension is set too loose (adjustable in sevice menu by tech only) or there is foreign matter caught in tension assembly preventing proper tension.

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Once I set up my design card and select design, the needle moves


Hi, and welcome to FixYa. If I understand your problem, the needle goes in and out of your fabric, and the embroidery hoop moves, but the machine does not actually start embroidering your design right away....did I get it right? If have time to answer a few questions, I can give more accurate instructions.

  1. How long have you had your machine?
  2. How long have you been doing machine embroidery?
  3. Do you have a manual for your machine?
  4. Look at the back side of your design - do you see lots of bobbin thread, or hardly any?
  5. Have you taken lessons for your machine or for embroidery?
  6. When your design is finished, can you where the machine skipped stitches?
Here a couple of things you can try (if you have already):

  • Make sure you use an embroidery needle, not a universal. In most cases, you should use a size 90. Change your needle after each project. A blunt need can cause your machine to skip embroidery stitches anywhere in the design.
  • Rewind or replace your bobbin. Make sure you use bobbin thread in your bobbin when you embroider - it is thinner and gives you better tension. If pre-wound embroidery bobbins are compatible with your machine, I recommend that you try one and compare the result with designs sewn using the bobbin thread you've been using.
  • Normally, you should loosen your tension a little bit when you embroider. When you look at the back side of your embroidery, you should see more bobbin thread than embroidery thread.
I owned an embroidery business for several years, and I have six different embroidery machines of my own - so with a little more info from you, I think I can help.


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The embroidery needle keeps coming loose mid-stitching


Your needle is Bent/blunt, you need to change it and then be sure to put your the needle in as hight up in there as it will go, and tighten that as tight as you can! make sure you bobbin area has no lint in that area! keep it dust free!

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