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On rmy riccar sewing machine..After I sew a seam the top stitch seems fine, but underneath the thread is all bunched up in a wad.

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Thread nesting is a result of the top thread not being full seated in the tension disk or the machine is threaded incorrectly (missed a thread guide or threaded out of order).

Remove the top thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Verify the thread path is correct.

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Increase the needle thread tension
the term is bird nesting and is caused because the needle thread is not pulling the bobbin thread up

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I need a manual or instructions for my old Dressmaker2000 deluxe precision sewing machine Sn.05940


bunching would be the tension and sadly we can not FIX that thru the airways . see a repair shop for assistance locally

Mar 12, 2018 | Sewing Machines

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Thread keeps bunching up under needle plate.


hi Virginia.
you have not said what make you have.
but this is all i could find out.
Make sure your bobbin is threaded properly along with the top thread. It would help to know which machine you have. Mine has only one way to put the bobbin in so it will work okay, but I have had the thread miss the take up lever and it acted the same way (top thread). Keep trying.
Is it bunching as you first start sewing a seam? Try hold the bobbin thread and the top thread lightly when you first start your seam.
If you look at how the stitch is made, you'll see that the bobbin and top thread are interconnected, without a bobbin thread, you don't have a stitch. Check out the link below to see how a machine makes the stitch. It's pretty cool.
Are you bringing the bobbin thread to the surface before trying to sew? To do this, manually turn the wheel on the end of the machine so that the needle drops down into the bobbin race, while holding onto the tail of top thread. Bring the needle back up so that it's as high as it will go. Now pull on the tail of the top thread and it should bring up a loop of the bobbin thread. Pull up the loop so that the tail of the bobbin thread is up. As Marion said, you need to hold onto these tails when you start your seam, or the bobbin thread will get pulled down into the bobbin again and cause the snarling that you are having.
Annie
Here is a link that might be useful: Sewing machine stitch

When I have the thread bunching underneath, it is usually the upper tension that needs tweaking. Also, be sure that your needle is the right size and nice and sharp. A dull needle can really gum up the works.
When mine has done that it usually has lint under the bobbin case. Have you cleaned under and around the bobbin?
Make sure your bobbin is feeding off in the right direction.
I have just recently learned this. When you are threading your machine, make sure the needle and the presser foot are both in the up position. I am betting that would fix your problem.
I use to have this problem often. [sorry for the simplicity of this answer but it works for me] the needle goes up and down, when it starts it downward motion stop. this should be the position of the needle when you start to sew. hope this helps
or this link might help you out some more.

Thread keeps bunching up under needle plate Google Search

Dec 12, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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After sewing a few stitches, the machine gets jammed. the top stitch looks fine, but underneath there's a ton of thread all bunched up (top spool thread)


What you are seeing is called "bird's nesting." There are two main reasons for "bird's nesting."
The first one is the thread not between the tension disks. That allows the thread to be pulled from the spool instead of pulling the thread tight from underneath. Always make sure to always put up your presser foot before you thread the tension disks. I also check the thread after I finish to make sure the top thread has good tension on it before sewing.
The second reason is the thread is not being pulled by the take up lever. Make sure you see it being pulled by the take up lever before you start sewing. If not, rethread it.

Good luck.

Jan 02, 2016 | Singer 8280 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Won't sew! Loads of top thread bundles up around bobbin casing.


First... make sure you are threading it correctly. It MUST be threaded with the foot up.

Do a test seam. Make sure you put the presser foot DOWN when you sew.

Make sure you grasp and hold the bobbin and top threads as you begin the seam. (this is good practice for any seamstress on any machine.

If you still get loops, tighten top tension.

Also check the bobbin case for burrs. drag a finger nail along edges to feel for it catching. If you find one take a small bit of extra fine sand paper and file it off.

Good luck

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There is something wrong with the bobbin. When I sew it catches somewhere and bunches thread up underneath


Does this only happen when you begin sewing????? Make sure your upper and lower threads are long enough for you to hold them.......lower your pressure foot and don't release the threads until you have sewn several stitches into the seam. If you don't hold the threads when starting a seam...both threads often get pulled down into the bobbin area and cause a big tangled mess. Hope this helps.

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I have my grandmother's old sewing machine and have a basic knowledge of sewing. It seemed to be working fine until the last time I brought it out to sew, it is stitching very tight and bunching up the...


you might try changing the needle
check to see if the thread is hanging or caught on anything like the spool pin, the notch on the thread spool
sometimes the thread can come off the thread take up lever, I have that problem alot on my machanical sewing machine
happy sewing

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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?


Robbie

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re thread the top and bobbin threads

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with out holing the threads the machine will pull the thread into the machine and bunch the thread

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