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I need help with my machine Singer Futura CE250

I don't know why it sews like this. When it first starts sewing the first stitches are too loose. I can see the little loops when it goes over it to embroider on top of it covers the stitches up like it's supposed to but since the stitches were too loose they come out through the sides.
And on the bottom the bobbin thread is too tight because it's just pulling the top thread. It also pulls too much thread and it'll bunch up on the bottom. I tried tightening and loosening the little screw on the bobbin but it's not working. I don't know if it's too tight or too loose!

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This is a tension adjustment problem. It's good to use two different colors of thread, like you did. From your description, the top thread (needle thread) tension needs to be tighter. As you tighten the tension of the top thread, you'll see that the top thread pulls the bobbin thread up into the fabric so it's no longer laying loose on the bottom of the fabric.

You'll need to have the pressure foot down when you tighten the tension. Tighten it a little, sew a practice seam, check to see what the stitch looks like. Tighten it a little more, sew, check, etc etc--until both top and bottom look the same--you shouldn't see much (if any) of the bobbin thread color on top of the fabric or the top thread color on the underside.

Let me know how this works for you, ok?


Robbie

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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