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My sewing machine makes globs of thread on the underside of the fabric

The bobbin thread globs up imediately on the under side of the fabric . the first line I sewed was fine then it went crazy. I don't have a clue where to begin looking for a solution. I've waited 40 years to buy a sewing machine because I knew this would happen. It's really kind of funny! i thought the thickness of the fabric was the problem, but I tried a thinner piece...still did it. I loosened the tention slightly...no help.Now I'm just going to eat something. that usually helps most problems. ha ha.

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  • janbills Mar 15, 2008

    Same problem here with my Singer 2950. I am getting restless! Have tried everything, to no avail! Help!

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You might also try holding both the top and the bobbin thread with a little tension when you first sewing.

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

This happens to me when the machine is not threaded correctly, make sureyour machine is threaded right, then adjust tension if it still happens.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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ALWAYS be in the habit of threading your machine with presser foot up so that while threading between paths 1 and 2 you are certain to have the thread pass throught the tension disks.

This will happen on a $50.00 machine or a $5,000 machine. The thread needs to be regulated.

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