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Bottom thread seems too tight!!! Help!!!


If the bottom thread is tight there should also be loops on top and this means that the upper tension is too tight.
Get out your manual (http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1198_8763-efs.pdf) and turn to page 24. Under "ADJUSTING TOP THREAD TENSION" it tells you that if you're having thread tension issues, change the tension control dial on the top of your machine from auto. It also shows you a diagram with your problem illustrated on the right side of the page. The bobbin tension is set at the factory, so all tension problems can be solved with top tension adjustment. Set it manually and if it loops on top, loosen the tension a little. Test again. Repeat until loops are gone.
Using different colours on top and bobbin and a contrasting fabric (e.g. black top, white bottom, light blue fabric) means you can easily see what's happening. A perfect stitch is when you see exactly the same stitch pattern on both sides of the fabric. On top, the bobbin thread colour appears between stitches as a tiny dot and on the bottom, you see the top thread dot between stitches.
If it's impossible to get the tension right, take it to a technician, because it's a sign that the hook timing needs attention.

Apr 21, 2015 | Singer 8763 Curvy

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Trying to serge and my loops are to big.


Usually on a serger if loops too big you need to tighten top or bottom looper tension or both. The tighter the tension the smaller the loop. Also if you're not running the material straight with the knife it can make loops in places that although the same size as other loops it's covering less edge so the loops appear too large in places.

Oct 28, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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Cannot set tensions correctly.large loops forming underneath and then top cotton breaking


This indicates the top tension control is too weak. Setting it to number 5 or higher will usually rectify the snitch. Hope this helps.

Aug 18, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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Singer 2517c. When sewing, the bottom stitch is using to much thread, excessive amounts & the stitch isn't tight. I've tried all settings & have used a new bobbin. I'm at a loss......


Your description isn't very clear. When you say the "bottom stitch is using too much thread" Do you mean you see lots of loopy threads on top of the seam? Or do you mean you see loops on the bottom under the fabric? If your loops on the bottom, that means the top tension is too loose, you've not remembered to put the presser foot down, you have not threaded the top thread properly... Start by rethreading carefully with the presser foot UP. Then do a test stitch, remembering to put the presser foot down. If you still get loops underneath... tighten the tension.

If your loops are on the top of the fabric. loosen the top tension... then do a test seam... and if you still have loops loosen again and repeat. If you start to see loops on the bottom... tighten the tension a bit.

Good luck

Dec 30, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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Thread on top loose


Loops on top means the top tension is too tight. Loops on bottom means top tension is too loose.

Since your "statement" is vague and gives us absolutely NO info about your machine... that's the best "answer" I can give.

Dec 02, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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The top thread loops underneath. I believe the


Try threading the machine with the presser foot up and the tension set at 4.

If this does not fix the problem the machine will need repaired.

Mar 19, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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Needle thread tension- huge loops


Put the tension settings back to the mfg's suggested setting.

Re-thread the machine with the presser foot up and there will be no more loops.

Mar 03, 2010 | Elna Sewing Machines

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Small loops forming on bottom stitches under fabric


Thread the machine with the presser foot up. This opens the tension so the thread can properly enter and be feed to the needle according to the tension setting.

When you thread a sewing machine with the presser foot down, the thread does not enter the tension control as it should and the control has no control.

No control of the top thread and it cannot "knit" with the bobbin thread and you get loosey-goosey-loopy stitches that appear to be the fault of the bobbin.

Feb 28, 2010 | Singer Quantum 9940 Computerized Sewing...

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Tension problems


It sounds like your bobbin tension is too loose. If your needle went into the spare between the looper and the flat tensioner, the plate might need replaced, or removed and unbent.

Jan 01, 2009 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Bottom thread loops


More than likely the Bobbin is not threaded correctly and the tension is not being controlled.  review the manual carefully, pay attention to the direction the thread is wound on the bobbin and place it in the case exactly as illustrated, feed the thread through the tension groove.
I would also advise returning to the bobbin to the factory setting and leave it there.

Jan 01, 2009 | Singer 3116 Simple

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