Question about Sewing Machines
Usually, the midway point of the upper tension dial is the standard factory setting. However, machines change with age and use. The correct tension is when the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric. (However, that means you should test/reset the tension whenever you change projects because different fabrics may require a different tension setting.) Don't be afraid to adjust the top tension. You know where it started, so if you turn the wrong way, you can always undo it.
Adjusting the bobbin tension is usually a last attempt as it is very sensitive and is difficult to undo. Bobbin tension very seldom requires adjustment.
HINT: When threading the top thread, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Install a brand new needle when beginning a new project, after 8 hours of sewing, or if the needle strikes something on the machine. (A new needle is very inexpensive when compared to frustration, damaged fabric, or machine repair expenses.)
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Posted on Apr 25, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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