Question about Sewing Machines
I've got a brand new Singer Inspiration 4205 sewing machine.. it's a fairly basic machine that seems straightforward enough, but it hasn't worked properly since I've had it. First, I had a problem that too much bobbin thread was being pulled up... so, the top of the fabric had a beautiful stitch, but the underside looked like it'd been embroidered with shag carpet. I could alleviate the problem somewhat by adjusting the tension, but only temporarily -- it kept happening again. Then, one day when I was sewing, the needle completely stopped picking up the bobbin thread. So, when sewing, it looks like things are going well from the top, but when I release it... the stitches just fall out, because nothing has been stitched from beneath.
I looked over the instruction sheet and tried to make sure that I had everything set up properly... but it is fairly difficult to understand (because there are no words, only pictures), so I can't be sure. I've used sewing machines before though and felt relatively confident I had everything threaded properly.
Anyone have an idea?
Check the position of the bottom piece that holds the bobbin carrier to the left so it rides smoothly on the rotating hook that carries the upper thread around the bobbin. I found my wife"s machine loose so the bobbin carrier was out of position and not riding on the ledge of the rotating part. loosen two screws and push it to the left and tighten.
If upper thread bunches below the material it needs more tension so it pulls back up through the material.
If the old singers were fords this is a yugo
(been fixing and adjusting her machines for years. ))
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
I am planning to call Singer. It's working pretty good now, but I have to constantly rethread it because of the birdsnesting (thread gathering on the back). I called the place where I purchased it from and they gave me some help with threading that helped dramatically (the instuction booklet is not accurate). Overall, I am dissapointed too.
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
OMG--same problem. Top stitch looks great but when I look at the bottom stitch it is birdnesting. I bought this machine off of Home Shopping Network. I don't trust Singer anymore. This product is the pitts!
Posted on Jan 14, 2008
When there is a problem on the bottom, it is caused by the upper threading , tension , or needle. Try changing the needle and re-threading the machine. Then adjust the tension as needed and see if this helps.
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
This is JUST great.....besides your problems (which all happen to be the same) something else broke on mine too.....and ARG!!! why couldnt i have found this out BEFORE!!!
i wanted to get a different brand, but my mom was like "singer"......why....and now im stuck with this **** machine...ARG
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
I bought my mom this exact same sewing machine for christmas and we are have the same problem. I was able to sew on it fine when using velvet fabric. but when my mom started sewing with a heavier weight fabric, the thread kept bunching up on the underside. we spent almost a whole day trying to fix it. but no luck, so she wants to take it back. bummer. i usually trust singers.
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
Underneath the table on the mechanics of the machine is a bobbin shuttle. the bobbin fits into the shutttle. when the machine rotates the bobbin rotates as the needle comes down. the shuttle picks up the thread from above and inserts the thread from the bobbin. when the needle comes out of the base it should carry with it the bobbin thread. try holding the loose end of the needle thread as it makes its motion down through the fabric.
Posted on Dec 13, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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