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Is there a way to bypass the tension on the #1 bobbin case to do bobbin work without buying a second case? I am in a rush to finish a project.

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You can bypass the tension on the bobbin case by simply passing the thread through the opening in the 12 O'clock position of the case. Don't slide the thread under the spring, just thread it through the hole and your in business.

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Upside down stitching


Am having a difficult time picturing this. Sounds like the upper thread is creating loops under the fabric and the bobbin thread is showing on the top of the fabric.

Make sure to use a brand new needle.

Remove the thread from the machine
ALWAYS raise the presser foot and rethread the upper thread.
Make sure the thread path is correct.

Check that the bobbin is turning the correct direction in the bobbin case and the bobbin thread is threaded through the bobbin tension correctly.

Set the upper tension to the midway point (factory standard), however, this setting may need to be tweaked for your particular machine.

Bring the bobbin to the top of the project Before beginning to stitch.
How and Why to Bring up the Bobbin Thread

Retest--begin sewing slowly.

If the upper thread is still showing on the other side of the fabric, the tension is too loose. If it is pulling the bobbin thread up to the top of the fabric, the upper tension is too tight

OR the bobbin thread tension is too loose. (CAUTION: make only small adjustments to bobbin tension--1/8 of a turn at a time!!! It also helps to mark the screw groove location with magic marker on the bobbin case BEFORE making any changes so you can back it out and return to the original setting.)

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Oct 05, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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I don't have a manual what are the tension for this machine


Difficult to address without knowing the make & model.

However, generally speaking, the standard factory setting for the upper tension is the midway point between the high & low numbers.

Bobbin tension is set at the factory and is tricky to reset by a novice. For the most part, it is recommended that the tension skrew setting on the bobbin case be marked with a permanent marker before any changes are made. That gives a reference point so that if it needs to be returned to the original setting, it is easier to do so. Make only 1/8 turns at a time and retest.

The correct tension is when the upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

Keep in mind that the needle, thread, and fabric all impact tension. Before beginning a new project, test the tension first on a scrap of the fabric and get it set where you want it before sewing the project. That being said, tension (mostly upper thread) is static so it is important to get familiar with adjusting it to fit your project. One tension setting will usually not work for every project.

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Apr 01, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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How to tighten the bobbin thread


Hard to diagnose without the make & model.

Usually, thread tension is adjusted using the upper thread tension. Most of the time the bobbin tension is not changed unless the bobbin case is worn or using lighter- or heavier-weight thread.

There is a small skrew on the bobbin case that adjusts the tension. Be sure to mark on the bobbin case, with a permanent marker, where the skrew is positioned before making adjustments so you can return it to the original setting, if need be. Use a small skrewdriver and turn that skrew 1/8th of a turn clockwise. Retest. Repeat until the tension is where you want it.

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Mar 16, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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After cleaning the hook system which for which a problem was indicated., it still wouldn't work.


1. Clean the hook area again. Put one drop of oil on the race that the bobbin case rides on.
2. Make sure the holder on the bobbin case area is held secure while it is turning. It will need to be adjusted if the bobbin case wants to fall off of the race or has a lot of room when you move the handwheel back and forth. Test this by turning the hand wheel back and forth.
3. Once this is finished thread the machine through a new needle. a. Place the tension on four.
b. Now, turn the hand wheel towards you and hold the thread in back of the needle.
4. While doing this watch to see if the bobbin thread is pulled by the hook around the needle thread without getting stuck. (Needle now in rising motion still under plate.)
**If the bobbin thread cannot be pulled above the plate try to increase the top tension a small amount.
**If it still can't be pulled above the plate then loosen the bobbin a bit.
This may take a little while to get it right. Always, try to adjust from the top tension first.

Feb 15, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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How do I adjust tension?


Probably best to consult your owner's manual. If you don't have one, search the internet for:

Manufacturer + Model + the word "Manual"

HINT--BEFORE threading the upper thread, raise the presser foot so the thread will seat properly in the tension disk. Verify that you are threading everything correctly and not missing any steps.

The upper tension is the dial usually directly above the needle. About the halfway point between the high and low number is the standard factory setting, but that may have changed over time. Start with it set at that point and test, re-adjust, test... For most machines, the higher the number, the tighter the tension.

Correct tension is when the upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric. If the bobbin tension is coming to the top of the fabric, the tension is too tight. If the upper thread is showing on the bottom of the fabric or is creating a loopy mess, the upper tension is too loose.

In most cases, the bobbin tension doesn't need adjusting. However, when you get into more adventurous sewing when you load different types of thread, ribbon, elastic, etc. in the bobbin, you might want to adjust the bobbin tension. In any event, be sure to mark the screwdriver slot setting on the bobbin case so you will be able to undue any adjustments you make. And, make only 1/8th turn adjustments at a time and then re-test. Small changes to bobbin tension will make a big impact in stitch quality. Some sewists will buy an extra bobbin case to keep on hand just for special projects.

Also, note that the upper tension will probably need re-adjustment when changing projects with different types or weights of fabric, thread, and needle. Get used to adjusting the upper tension to get the best stitch possible on every project.

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Dec 06, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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The bobbin thread on my Juki DDL-8700 is loose and bunching up. I have messed with the tension on both top and bobbin and I cant get it tightened up. Please help!


Hello Lacinda have a good day to you concern loose or missed stitches please check next: 1-try to change bobbin case with new one. 2-check timing between needle and hook by -make needle bar at lowest position and you can see two mark line at needle bar. -bring the needle bar at second line from down side then check the flat part from needle comes with tip of hook ( if yes means timing is OK , if not means you need to adjust the hook timing . 3-check the ginger guide for hook try to move it foreword or backward to pass thread smoothly. if this is helpful OK if not please send email, i try to do the best to help. best regards ASHRAF ABOZID CAIRO - EGYPT aabozid@hotmail.com

Feb 24, 2015 | Juki DDL-8700

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Stitch tension problem - bobbin thread lies flat or bunches. If you increase the needle thread tension there is no improvement - even at the highest needle thread tension the bobbin thread is a mess. Any...


Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
TROUBLE;UPPER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
TROUBLE;LOWER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
1.Bobbin tensionspring to tight=======Loosen tension slightly
2.Bobbin threaded wrong===============check threading
3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
4.lint or thread on bobbin case=======clean inside case
5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
6.Bobbin case nicked bent or burred===check/change case
TROUBLE;MACHINE STARTED SKIPPING STITCHES;
1.Needle bent or burred===============change
2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
TROUBLE STITCHES SHOWING LOOPS;
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
tension===============================bobbin case
5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs


Thank you and good luck.

Jun 16, 2011 | Consew 7360R-1 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I'm in trouble deep-I was trying to fix an old


Good day!

please try this simple tips:

Good day!

A sewing machine operator can often help themselves when their machine does not operate properly.
Here are some simple instructions, which if properly used can save time and mechanics service calls.
TROUBLE;UPPER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
This could be trouble;================Do this;
1.Top tension to tight================loosen tension 1 turn
2.Machine improperly threaded=========check threading
3.Thread twisted on guide post========"
4.Thread twisted out of tension======="
5.Take up spring bent or broken=======Check action of spring
6.Thread jumped off pull off finger===Check threading
7.Needle bent or burred===============new needle
8.Bad cone of thread==================try another cone
TROUBLE;LOWER THREAD KEEPS BREAKING;
1.Bobbin tensionspring to tight=======Loosen tension slightly
2.Bobbin threaded wrong===============check threading
3.Bobbin wound to tight or uneven=====try new bobbin
4.lint or thread on bobbin case=======clean inside case
5.Lint or thread inside hook==========clean inside hook
6.Bobbin case nicked bent or burred===check/change case
TROUBLE;MACHINE STARTED SKIPPING STITCHES;
1.Needle bent or burred===============change
2.Needle set in crooked===============Check
3.Thread jumped off take up spring====check threading
4.Thread jumped off pull off finger===check threading
TROUBLE STITCHES SHOWING LOOPS;
1.Forming loops on top of cloth=======Tighten bobbin tension
======================================or loosen top tension.
2.forming loops on bottom of cloth====Tighten top tension
3.Bobbin placed in case incorrectly===remove and replace
4.Bobbin thread slipped from under====check threading of
tension===============================bobbin case
5.Lint or thread in top tension=======clean between tension discs


Thank you and good luck.

Jun 06, 2011 | Toyota SE-06 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I have a designer 1 and the bobbin thread is showing on the top when I embroider. I have tried rewinding with the same thread I am using on the top, replacing the needle, cleaning the bobbin area,...


It sounds as though maybe the bobbin thread is not "clicked" into the tension slot correctly. You need to be sure it goes into the slot and you can hear/feel it seat itself in there. As a last resort, you can tighten the bobbin tension. Take the bobbin case out. On the side there is a recessed screw. If you think of it as a clock, turn the screw in no greater than 5 minute increments - to the right to tighten, to the left to loosen.

Is your machine sewing regular stitching (i.e. not embroidery, hoop off) okay or is the bobbin thread not right for that either? Next time you have your machine serviced, be sure to take in your embroidery unit too so the technician can set it up to be good for both ordinary sewing and for embroidery. I actually have a second bobbin case that I adjust if necessary for whatever project I'm working on that needs anything other than "default" setting for the bobbin. Thay way, I'm not messing about with the bobbin that has been set correctly by the technician but you can easily adjust your bobbin if it needs it. Just remember to put it back to "normal" when you are done.

Dec 02, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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Husqvarna viking, interlude 435...unable to solve tension problem


Sounds like the tension unit is at fault. First check the bobbin tension by removing the bobbin case. Use a half-full to 3/4 full bobbin. Be sure it is threaded through the bobbin case with thread hanging straight down with tension spring on top. Tie the stitch plate to the end of the thread. If the thread pulls the bobbin out, the bobbin tension is too loose. If it does not move when "jiggling" the bobbin, it is too tight (which is not likely based on your description). Small screw (through an open hole) on the side of the bobbin case adjusts the tension of the bobbin case. Left for loose and Right for tighter. Otherwise, contact local authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer for their assistance. You can find the closest dealer at the Husqvarna Viking website - http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us Good luck.

Apr 13, 2009 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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