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If you are getting thread globbed all over the underside of the fabric, this is called bird nesting or thread nesting and generally results from mis-threading, thread not seated in the tension disk properly, or the upper tension too loose.

When threading the upper thread, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot. Verify the thread path is correct--missing one guide will mess up the stitching. Set the upper tension at the midway point--the standard tension starting point, although it may need tweaking for your particular machine.

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BTW--in general terms, when thread messes up on the underside of the fabric, it is an upper thread issue. If the thread mess appears on top of the fabric, it is a bobbin issue...

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Adjust your top tension if it's too tight. To decrease your top tension if it is too tight, turn your knob so the numbers are decreasing. Try ½ to 1 number lower, then test the stitches on a piece of scrap fabric. Continue until it looks even on both sides and you can no longer see the bottom thread on the top.

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Posted on Dec 23, 2016

Testimonial: "I have already been through all of that. Topstitches are doing OK but I am getting loops at the bottom and they stitch at the bottom is all over the backside."

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    NOEL Dec 23, 2016

    ok i will see what else i can find out,if i do find something i will get back to you.

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Set tension on speedylock model 7234


Unfortunately, because a serger uses different thread tensions to form the various stitches, there is no "set it and leave it" setting for everything. However, on most machines, the midpoint of each tension dial is the beginning point to create a regular overlock stitch. That is most often the factory setting, however, that may change over time and use requiring some tension tweaking by the user.

If you have trouble distinguishing one thread among them all, then try threading with four separate colors of thread. Then you can easily tell which thread/tension is out of wack. The ultimate tension is when the threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

One important tip: ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the machine and give each thread an extra little tug when threading the tension disk (this insures the thread is seated completely in the tension).

Second important tip: It helps to go through each stitch variation and write down in your owner's manual or a reference sheet what each thread tension setting works best for that stitch. Then you have a reference chart for the next time you need to adjust tensions and don't have to go through a laborious effort to recreate the stitch. The tension settings will change if your change thread weights, but at least you will a general beginning point to fine-tune your setting.

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I have a YAMATA fy14u4ad, but I don't have the book to tell me the thread setting so what should the thread setting be for all 4 threads


Assuming this is a 4-thread serger. The thread tension setting will depend on which stitch you are making. A standard 4-thread overlock stitch would generally have the tensions set in the middle. FWIW, the tension in this setting is correct when the threads meet in the middle of the fabric. It should neither be off the edge of the fabric or so tight as to create a puckered edge.

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I have a Necchi Omega 6147. How can I adjust the drop-in bobbin to use upholstery thread to sew heavy fabrics or leather?


You would need to adjust the tension screw so the tension is looser than usual. However, remember to mark the setting BEFORE making any adjustments so you will know where to return the original setting.

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Try sewing but bottom thread on fabric is crumpING UP


needle thread tension is not adjusted up properly tighten the setting until you have resistance when you pull the thread to thread the needle

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How to change under tension on Husqvarna optima 190 selectronic


The bobbin has a tiny screw on the side that is the tension setting. Turn it a slight 1/8 turn and test (a small turn makes a big adjustment). Be sure to mark the original setting of the screw before making any adjustments so you can back out the adjustments if it's not working.

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I don't have a manual what are the tension for this machine


Difficult to address without knowing the make & model.

However, generally speaking, the standard factory setting for the upper tension is the midway point between the high & low numbers.

Bobbin tension is set at the factory and is tricky to reset by a novice. For the most part, it is recommended that the tension skrew setting on the bobbin case be marked with a permanent marker before any changes are made. That gives a reference point so that if it needs to be returned to the original setting, it is easier to do so. Make only 1/8 turns at a time and retest.

The correct tension is when the upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

Keep in mind that the needle, thread, and fabric all impact tension. Before beginning a new project, test the tension first on a scrap of the fabric and get it set where you want it before sewing the project. That being said, tension (mostly upper thread) is static so it is important to get familiar with adjusting it to fit your project. One tension setting will usually not work for every project.

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What are the correct top & bottom tensions for this machine?


Both tensions are preset at the factory. Normally, the bobbin tension is the last one to adjust. Most often tension adjustments are made to the top thread. The factory standard setting for the upper thread is the midway point between the high & low numbers, however, each machine is different and may need slight readjustment.

The tensions are correct when both, the upper and bobbin, threads meet in the middle of the fabric. Tension is not static. Differing fabric weights, thread, or needle sizes may necessitate a change to tension. Lighter weight fabrics like chiffon will require a different tension setting than heavy fabrics like denim. Always test first on scraps of the fabric you plan to sew. Get the tension set the way you want it before you begin sewing your project.


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What is the factory tension setting for the Brother LS-2125i sewing machine?


you probably wont find it listed anywhere as it is from experience and changes with different material thickness and needle size
SO how to set tension
thread the machine and adjust the tension until you feel a drag on the thread
now thread the needle and sew a piece of scrap material
if the thread bunches up underneath then increase the thread tension until it sews properly
if the bottom thread is pulled to the top or the thread keeps breaking loosen ti off a bit
when the stitch is being properly formed , both bottom and top threads should meet at the center of the two materials being sewn

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The tension is off. What is the proper setting?


Between 4 - 6 should be the normal setting.

Sometimes threading is a bigger issue - always thread sewing machines with the presser foot up.

When you do this, then tension opens and allows the thread to enter where it can be properly guided to the needle.

If a sewing machine is threaded with the presser foot down, the tension control is closed to the sewing setting and the thread cannot enter as it should resulting in the tension having no control of the flow of the thread to the needle.

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