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After sewing what looks like perfect stitch for one inch to 1 1/2 inches, it stops sewing, won't feed item through anymore. When pulling garment from machine, bobbin is tangled up with thread and has to be cut loose. I rethread bobbin afer clearing tangled threads out of way, it will sew and additional inch, then go the same thing all over. I tried pulling all thread off bobbin, replaced it and it still does same thing. I have a singer sewing machine approximatly 34 yrs. old.

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SOURCE: bobbin thread bunches up creating a tangled mess under the plate

This could either be due to the bobbin being wound too loosely, or the tension on the top thread is too loose. This just happened to me the other day, and I thought it was the bobbin thread, but then I put another bobbin in with a different color than the top thread (this is a huge help in diagnosing thread issues), and I was surprised to find that it was actually the top thread that was a big loopy mess on the underside of the fabric. I fixed it by tightening the tension on the top thread (quite a bit), and everything was fine.

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need needle threading instructions singer 3116 simple. pictures would help. thank you

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SOURCE: Sewing Machine: loose stitch that's easy to pull out.

Check that the upper and lower threading are correct. Check that the thread has tension from the bobbin case.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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Check the easy stuff first:
Make sure the needle is inserted in the machine properly- a good rule of thumb is the flat side of the needle should go to the opposite side of the last thread guide. Also make sure the machine is threaded correctly.

the needle is in correctly with the flat side to the rear of the machine, make sure to thread the upper and lower portions of the machine correctly.

the needle is in the machine correctly- all the way up into the needle bar, make sure that it is threaded correctly, etc. If this all checks out ok, take the bobbin case out of the machine. There are two ears on either side of the bobbin case- turn the left one to the left and the right one to the right. Remove the silver ring, and inspect the piece of metal that the ring came off of (looks like a circle with the top cut off). You have to locate the hook which is the piece that looks like a half moon inside the big round metal piece. Locate the tip of it, turn the handwheel toward you until the needle is in the lowest position, at this point the tip of the hook should be flush with top of the left side of the cut off circle. If this is not so, your machine needs to be re-timed. If that is the case.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Babylock sewing machine, upper thread is bunching

the tension is wronge has the lower bobbin case been unwound and refilled)(check that this is threaded right as well)

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