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On sewing a normal seam, the bottom piece of material becomes puckered

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From what you describe, it sounds like you have your bobbin tension a bit too tight. Take the bobbin case out of the machine and hold it up by the thread. The bobbin case should move down slightly when you give it a slight ****. If the bobbin case doesn't move much it is too tight and if the bobbin case falls into your hand it's too loose.

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If the fabric is puckering when stitching, usually it is because the tension is too tight. You may need to loosen both the top and bobbin tensions.

Another time the problem occurs is when sewing fine fabric (like chiffon). The fabric does not have enough body to lay flat, so it puckers. You can utilize a stabilizer to help give the fabric body (washaway or tearaway stabilizer, or even use light-weight paper such as adding machine tape or even toilet tissue). Sometimes some spray starch is enough to help it lay flat.

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Why my juki 1541S is puckering


What kind of material are you using and what kind of thread? I have this machine and it is wonderful. If the needle and the thread are too big for the material being sewn, the material will pucker.

Go to a smaller stitch, thread or needle one at a time and see what works. It's possible that either the top or bottom tension is set too tight but if it wasn't doing it before, I would try these other things before I changed my tensions.
Also sometimes I completely unthread my upper thread and rethread my machine, in case some lint has gotten caught in a tension or a thread has kinked around one of the places I am not looking.
Lastly, take the two screws out of your needle plate and take it off and either blow the lint out of the feed dogs or use your vacuum to vacuum the lint out. While you have your plate off, check the needle hole that is in the plate to make sure it is smooth. If you have broken a needle or something, it can make a groove in the side of the needle hole and it will catch your thread on each stitch and make it gather up. If there is a groove, you will need to buy a piece of emery tape and file it till it is smooth again. Then reassemble your machine and hopefully you won't have the problem anymore!

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My seams are puckering. I have a Brother sewing machine. What am I doing wrong?


Puckered seams are usually caused by incorrect tension. But first check to make sure your bobbin is inserted correctly and that there is a good tight wind on the bobbin itself. Then, check the tension disks in the upper threading and make sure there is no stray thread lodged in there. Next, check the upper threading to be sure you have the thread going correctly through each of the thread guides and between the tension disks/plates. Finally, check the tension. Generally it should be on 3 but each machine has different symbols for the tension. My Brother product uses a 3 tension. I've been sewing for over 50 years and I still occasionally have pucker problems. It's usually because there's a small stray piece of thread in between the tension disks. I hope this helps you. If it does, please come back to Fixya and rate my information! Thanks.

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I have a brother VX-950 sewing machine I have a pretty good stitch on top and bottom, put it is still puckering. I tried the tension. What elese should I try?


New needle and make sure it is the right sized needle for the fabric that you are sewing. If silky satin then use a size 70 or even 60 needle sharp. If microfibre then there are Schmetz needles called microtec that are perfect for this.

Also try shortening the stitch length a little. You may still need to finesse the tension a bit. I think this is a front loading bobbin machine so you might try adjusting the tension on the bobbin holder a little bit. It is hard with these as there is no "0' marking to set it to, its just trial and testing.

Also, are you pinning across the seam line at about 3 inch intervals?

If there is still some puckering happening, then perhaps, stop at the end of the seam with the needle in the work, and ease the fabric along the stitching line a bit to smooth out the seam, then do the reversing stitches at the end to lock off the seam.

Also press, press, press each seam. Always press on top of the seam, turn it over and press the underside of the seam, then lie right side down on the ironing board and press the seam allowances open. This sets the stitches into the fabric and finishes off the seam appearance. I always sew with the ironing press on beside me.

You may still be unhappy with the seam result after doing all this - if you enjoy sewing then consider shopping for a higher quality machine - there is a difference in stitching quality between a $400 and $2,000 machine. You could always take a piece of your fabric to a sewing dealer near you and test sew on a European machine, you should see a difference in the stitching quality.




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If your material is puckering then the thread tension (Top and Bottom) are way too tight. Loosen both.

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My white speedylock 1600 is being difficult.. The top threads lay and look perfect.. but the bottom threads are loose.. What can I do about this?


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"Are wavy fabrics making you seasick? Do puckers leave a sour taste in your mouth? Then you need differential feed. It eliminates distortion and wavy seams when serging knits, plus it prevents puckers and pulled seams on lightweight fabrics. Turn the dial again for instant gathers.

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