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Try a brand new needle--old, bent/damaged needles will skip stitches.

If that doesn't resolve the issue, most likely the machine has been knocked out of time. Search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

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My Bernina Artista 185 has been looping the top thread on the underneath side. Is this a tension problem? No amount of adjustment seems to correct it. What can I do to correct the looping problem?


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It is a tension problem. My advice is always to double check in the manual that you are threading correctly. With loops underneath, your tension is too loose, or the bobbin is not seated properly.

Nov 18, 2015 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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Looped threads


Hello Rosemary
Looped thread on the underside are created by the upper thread. Loops on the top of the fabric are created by the bobbin thread. Whichever one is looping, has very little tension. This may be corrected by:
1. Re-threading the upper thread according to manufacturer's specifications.
2. Re-wind bobbin and re-set it into bobbin case and bobbin case area according to manufacturer's specifications.
3. Ensure that the needle is correctly installed and is the correct needle for the sewing machine.
4. Ensure that he bobbin being used is the correct one for the machine.
5. Double check that the tension on the upper thread is at the correct setting.
6. Double check that the tension unit is clean and free of dust, lint or lodged thread/s.
7. Double check that the bobbin tension is correctly set ... if you are comfortable doing so, otherwise leave it for a qualified technician
8. Make sure that he presser foot is down when stitching.
Please let me know how you go.
Happy stitching.

Nov 14, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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The thread for the top needle just sews and loops onto the lower thread


I think you are saying that there is a loop showing on the bottom of the lower thread stitch. If the lower stitch looks correct and not bunching, you will need to change the tension on the upper stitch. Make sure that your threads are firmly inserted within the discs also before adjusting the tension. It doesn't take much to change the tension so take it slowly.

Dec 31, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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Having trouble with the tension. Not sure if the top thread is done right. There are large loops on the bottom when I try to sew. The thread breaks after 15 or so stitches. I did put in a new needle, but...


looping on the underside is symptom of insufficient tension on top thread. so check the top threading path again, raise pressure foot first as this opens up tension discs. make sure thread is seated into tension device correctly and then lower pressure foot and pull downwards on the thread. is it hard to pull? is tension set on middle range? 4 or 5 usually. if its not firm and you have it set right then dial is faulty.

Oct 13, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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I have tried several steps to correct my Bernina 160's bottom thread tension; too loose. I did occur after I cleaned out bobbin case & hook race,


Buy to loose do you mean big loops on the botom? If so fallow these steps.
Usaly big loops on the botom of the fabric means that the top is not threaded coreccty. I would sugest threading the top thread again all the way to the needle. After you have done that pull on the thread and lift and lower the presser foot. There should be tension when it is down and no tensoin when it is up. I allway do this before I sew on a machine. If you do not have tension on it when the presser foot is down you did not get ithe thread in the tension unit. If you have tension when it is up then your machine needs a upper tension release adjustement.
Hope this helps friend.
Other problems could be a small peace of broke needle it the race area(inspect this close).
If you adjusted your bobbin tension this may need to be reset.

Mar 17, 2011 | Bernina Virtuosa 160

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Bobbin thread loops


If you threaded the machine with the presser foot UP and the thread from the bobbin is feeding from the spool in the correct direction and through the guides on the bobbin case and the loops are still forming, then the machine needs to go into the shop as the timing may need to be adjusted and this is best done by a sewing machine technician, preferably Brother.

Apr 28, 2010 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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BOBBIN TREAD LOOPING UNDERNEATH


looping thread on the bobbin side means that the upper tension is too loose... make sure it's threaded correctly.

Jun 14, 2009 | Feiyue FS288

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Loose stitches on bottom


FYI.. Loops on the bottom, problem is on the top..
Loops on the top, broblem is with the bobbin.

Apr 11, 2009 | Singer Sewing Machines

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