Question about Bernina Artista 180
When I was taking sewing classes, this would happen every now and then to one of the class members, including me. My teacher told me that the looping on the bottom thread is generally caused by the machine being incorrectly threaded on top, which therefore wont let the bottom thread go into the stitch properly and causing it to loop.
We were told to basically follow these suggestions in order to reduce chances of this recurring & to date, I still refer back to it when I forget myself, especially if I have been off my machine for a few weeks.
1) Machine should be clean and free of lint within machine and in and around bobbin casing.
2) Correct and sharp needles correctly inserted.
3) Threads will generally feed better from the vertical position so a vertical thread stand/ attachment is recommended.
4) Before beginning to thread the machine, check that the pressure foot is in the up position, the feed dogs are engaged, the thread take up lever is in the uppermost position.
5) As you begin to thread ensure that the thread is fully engaged into the tension disks.
6)Once machine is threaded and both threads are visible (i.e the lower thread has been brought up from the bottom), slowly sew a few test stitches on a scrap piece of the fabric you intend to sew, to ensure your tension is correct. This saves time as you havent sewn a length of fabric only to find all of the bottom thread looped (experienced in that one!!)
7) If all this fails, it could be a timing issue of when your needle thread is contacting with the bobbin thread, which only a service person can fix for you, sorry.
Hope this helps you, or someone out there.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Thread loops
Proper set of bobbins and tension set up vs. fabrics will sew you satified.Also incude regular maintenance cleaning of the feeds dogs with a brus,also the shuttle assembly need sometime to clean.Some threads and fabrics chips accumulates in the feed dogs and shuttles assembly.In setting up thread bobbins the thread should be clockwise direction as you pull out on slot coming out to the bobbins (as you shown in my inserted image manual).The loop thread should be propely in the sequence position same like in the image refer to it.If you use cotton/ polyester fabric in the begining of trial set tension dial to No.3 and stich to No. 8 to 12 any convenient to you Use needle No. 14 .Posible make a record if you are sewing different types of fabric mostly silk fabric is hard to sew adjusting to lower stich can posible sew satisfactory.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
SOURCE: Thread looping on the bottom
Thread looping on the bottom means you have a problem with the top thread. In your case there is no tension on your top thread. Take all the thread out of the top and start threading over. Make sure you follow the correct path and make sure the thread goes through the tension discs. Then at the time of sewing, make sure your foot is down (this closes the tension discs and gives the thread the tension.) You may have worked on the tension setting while not realizing the thread was not in between theses discs, so also make sure the top tension disc setting is in the average before sewing.
(If you see loops on top, it means you have a problem with the bottom thread)
Posted on May 25, 2009
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