Question about Singer Sewing Machines

2 Answers

Singer model 99 has started bunching the thread under the fabric. help

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Singer Master
  • 9,285 Answers

Usually, this is thread nesting or bird nesting and results from the machine being mis-threaded, the upper tension too loose, OR most likely, the thread is not seated in the tension disk.

Remove the thread from the machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning--verify the thread path is correct. Set the tension at the midway point between high & low numbers and re-test your machine. Tweak the tension so the upper & bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

Remember, if the thread issue appears "under" the fabric, it is usually an upper thread problem. If the thread issues appear "on top" of the fabric, it is a bobbin problem.

...

Posted on Dec 16, 2016

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Singer Master
  • 4,740 Answers

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 9020 singer sewing machine I bought without a manual. I can't seem to sew without looping the thread under it. Almost in knots.


Are you saying the upper thread is knotting under the fabric as it stitches? This is bird nesting or thread nesting and is generally caused by mis-threading, the thread not being seated in the tension disk, or the upper tension too loose.

When threading the upper thread, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot. Verify that the machine is threaded correctly. If one guide is missed, the stitching will go haywire. Start out with the upper tension set around the midway point and then tweak it through test stitching.

What causes Bird Nests Superior Threads

Sewing Machine Thread Bunching Up Here Why

Birds nest under the fabric big loops of thread top side looks good...

...

Dec 22, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Singer Q7469 confidence sewing machine


Hey Shari,
When you say, "thread bunches up" does that happen under the needle plate? Or on top of the fabric at the needle? This can be several things like, installing the correct needle for that machine and proper threading.
I might be able to help more if I had more information like make and model machine you are using, and a response to the question above.
Cheers,
Embroidery Services
San Diego, CA

Jul 28, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

1 Answer

I need elp with tension on singer cg550


You didn't explain the symptoms. Is the thread bunching, looping, knotting under the fabric? Is the bobbin thread rising to the top of the fabric?

If it is bunching under the fabric, it is probably what is called thread nesting or bird nesting. There are several fixes, sometimes more than one fix is required to resolve the issue.

Be sure to clean under the needle plate, around the bobbin, and the feed dogs. If the machine has instructions for oiling, follow the directions using a fresh, good quality sewing machine oil and apply only 1-2 drops each spot.

Install a brand new needle. Make sure you are using a needle compatible with the thread and fabric being used. All About Needles
Best practice is to use the same thread in both the upper and bobbin. Also, avoid old or bargain bin thread. Spend an extra couple of dollars to reduce frustration and increase success with your machine. If you wish, you may use two different colors of thread to test so you can easily determine what is happening with the tension.

Remove the thread from the machine. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning--the thread needs to be seated firmly in the tension disk. Verify that the correct thread path is followed (consult the owner's manual).

Set the upper tension to the midway point between high & low numbers (this is the factory standard and is a good place to start, but every machine is different and may need adjustment).

Confirm that the bobbin is installed in the bobbin case (turning the correct direction) and that the bobbin case is threaded properly.

Before beginning to stitch, hand rotate the handwheel one rotation and pull the bobbin thread to the top of the fabric. Then, gently hold the thread tails in the left hand and slowly begin to stitch.

Test.

If thread is bunching, looping under the fabric, the upper tension is too loose. Tighten it and retest. On most machines, the lower the tension number, the looser the tension.

If the bobbin thread is rising to the top of the fabric, the upper tension is too tight. Loosen the upper tension and retest.

Keep adjusting and testing until it is where you want it. Generally, tension is correct when both threads (upper & bobbin) meet in the middle of the fabric. FWIW, tension is static and should be tested and readjusted every time a new project is begun. The needle, thread, and fabric will affect the tension, so it is important to get comfortable adjusting the tension.

Also found the following reviews. Appears that some users have had tension issues with their CG550.

Amazon com Customer Reviews Singer CG 550 10 Stitch Commercial Grade...

..

Mar 17, 2016 | Singer CG550 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Singer 8734 :my thread is bunching up under the fabric. How do I adjust the bobbin?


If the thread is bunching up, it sounds to me like the stitch isn't being formed properly. Nothing to do with the bobbin, more a case of timing.
The spike, or whatever it is on your machine, which is under the needle, must pass through the loop in the thread from the needle at exactly the right time.
When the needle reaches it's lowest point, as it starts to go upwards again,a loop is formed in the thread,next to the needle eye. This loop is what the spike must pass through in order to make the stitch.

May 19, 2014 | Singer Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Bobbin thread is bunching under the fabric what is causing this?


check the needle to see if it's bent
check to make sure the needle & thread are right for the project
some sewing machine bunch under fabric when the top thread come off the thread take up lever

Sep 27, 2010 | Singer Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Top thread bunching under fabric when sewing


tension could be too loose. start with bobbin tension- should allow thread to pass with SLIGHT resistance. then adjust top tension at about 2-3 to start.

Jun 01, 2010 | Singer 8280 Mechanical Sewing Machine

3 Answers

Thread bunches up on Singer HD-110


my wife's hd110 singer machine is not keeping tension. what can I do/ look at to try and help this

Jul 07, 2009 | Singer HD-110 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Thread bunches up under the fabric


For normal everyday fabric, tension should be 3-5.
If it is looping on the bottom, the problem is the threading of the machine. If it loops on the top then the problem is with the bobbin.

Mar 22, 2009 | Singer 3116 Simple

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

34 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Singer Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1122 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5102 Answers

mystery_soul

Level 1 Expert

41 Answers

Are you a Singer Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...