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Why does thread nest form?

When I start to sew, why does a thread nest form, it gets so tangled, that I have to remove the material, and cut off the thread. It is very fustrating. Please let me know what I am doing wrong. thank you

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  • hleipfert Oct 09, 2008

    I started out just fine, but after a 5 min break I went back to my machine and continued to sew. when i started on the 2nd piece the thread got all bunched up and tangled around the bobbin case. What do I do? How do I get it to stop doing that. My machine is brand new first time using it when this happened.



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To read about the reasons and solutions to this looping on the underside...........start here.........and as allmakes says, ensure correct threading through tension dial.

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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Thread keeps tangling on underside


Called thread nesting or bird nesting.

Install a brand new needle that is compatible with the thread and fabric you are using.
Remove the top thread totally from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread the top thread from the beginning.
Confirm the thread path is correct.
Retest your machine.

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Usually, a thread nest or bird nest, is a result of an upper thread issue: misthreading, thread not seated in the tension disk, upper tension too loose. Remove the upper thread from the machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct. Set the upper tension to the midway point between high & low number. Then retest.

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That is what is referred to as bird nesting or thread nesting. It usually results from mis-threading, the thread not being fully seated in the tension disk, or the tension set too loose. (I have a machine that does this frequently because the thread "jumps" out of the take up lever when sewing fast--instant thread mess.)

Remove the thread from the machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Make sure the thread path is correct. Set the upper tension to the midway point between high & low number. (You will probably need to tweak the upper tension because every machine differs over time, but the midway point is the factory standard setting.)

While you are at it, check to make sure the bobbin is loaded and threaded correctly in the bobbin case.

If you continue to have issues, you may need to take it for service.

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Be sure to RAISE the presser foot BEFORE threading the upper thread. (Remove the upper thread and rethread from the beginning.) Upper thread malfunctions commonly occur if it is not threaded correctly or the thread is not seated in the tension disk properly.

Install a brand new needle if you haven't already done so.

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1. thread machine correctly.
2. make sure bobbin case in spinning in the case in the correct rotation. If the bobbin is spinning off of the bobbin incorrectly, "bird nesting" is the result.

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Copy & paste into your browser: http://fixsewingmachine.com You need the free diagrams & details provided on their web site. Jimmy

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Sounds like what is called bird nests or thread nests. The top thread is not seated completely in the tension disk.

Remove the top thread completely from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct.

Now, retest your machine.

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Hi!

Check to see if the lower thread be tangled. Also, the bobbin could be threaded improperly in the shuttle hook. Rethread the bobbin in the shuttle hook.
How to detangle a thread---

  • When a machine stops operation due to tangled thread, do not turn the pulley by force.
    If the pulley is turned by force then, lower thread might not be picked up correctly and stitches might not be formed correctly.

  • If threads get tangled, remove a needle plate and cut the tangled threads by scissors or cutter.
  • Do rate the solution if you find it helpful & useful.

    Thanks
    Rylee

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