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I have a bernette 60 sewing machine and every few inches the under stitches are loose for several stitches then become normal again. RAM from Clifton Park NY

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It is either a top or bottom tension problem. Top tension speaks for itself. Most folks do not know that there is the facility on the bobbin case to alter the bottom tension. Your user manual will tell you how to do this. It is very difficult to describe how to do it you need diagrams or to be shown

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Loose stitch

Welcome to FixYa. I am the sewing machine expert that chose your issue to solve.

When everything seems to be working fine and an occasional stitch is loose.....now get ready.......here it is.......the needle!

It seems impossible, but the needle is the most neglected part of the machine. The one you are using could be slightly bent or have a slight burr that you won't see with the naked eye. Also, needles, especially in an embroidery machine (which work their buns off), are only good for about 8 hours of cumulative use. I would say that an embroidery needle should be retired after 3 or 4. They get dull like a razor blade which can cause enough drag to create a timing issue that's barely perceptible.
Welcome to FixYa! I am the sewing machine expert that chose to help you with your issue.

There are really only two things that can cause bottom (note: remember that problems with the bottom thread, almost always comes from the top and not the bobbin. Bobbins rarely need tension adjustments). These two things are:

  1. An area was missed when the machine was threaded (most machines have an arrow at each area on the thread path where the thread MUST run or the stitch on the bottom will be sloppy. Threading can be tricky and even the most experienced miss once in a while.
  2. The tension adjustment mechanism in the thread path. If the thread is not properly through this area, the thread on the bottom will be sloppy or if, threaded properly, and the tension is set too loose, the stitch will be sloppy. If the tension is set too tight, the bottom thread will be tight and pucker the fabric.
It is counter-intuitive that problems with the top tension cause problems with the bottom stitch but it sure will.

So try it and see if that helps.

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Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: bobbin sewing loose

hi there,
there is a problem on tension adjustment and setting of stitch
try to learn on actual video how to set thread and sewing, log on www.youtube.com on search box type Husqvarna sewing machine
and theres a lot more tricks on sewing.have a nice day don't forget to rate me. thank's

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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SOURCE: my white sewing machine is skip stitching

Check the timing of the needle to the hook.
Here is a guide to generic principles of Timing

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

SOURCE: I have a Bernette 65

check the thread tension
check the needle to make sure it's the right one for the thread
to check the needle to if it's work with the thread
here's how to check
cut a 8 inch piece of the thread your going to use for the project, take the needle your going to use out of the machine or package, & insert the 6-8 inch thread into the eye of needle
& lift on side of the thread up to a 45 degree angle & if needle is the right size needle for the thread, it will side down the thread easily,,but if it hangs up you need a needle 1 size larger

Posted on Sep 25, 2010

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