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The thread bunches up under the fabric

While sewing with Kenmore 12814 the top thread bunches up underneath the fabric and jams. Also machine runs rough

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Your bobbin cotton is probably wound on too tightly

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When I sew I have thread bunching up underneath the fabric, I've changed needle size, thread, bobbins and cleaned out around the bobbin holder. I'm frustrated and out of ideas.


Susan--
Easy peasy, once you know the problem and how to fix it. It's called "bird nesting" or "thread nesting" or what I refer to as thread "barfs."

Install a brand new needle.
Remove all the thread from the machine.
**ALWAYS RAISE** the presser foot and rethread the top thread.
Verify the top thread path is correct.
Install and thread the bobbin case, make sure it is correct.
Set the top tension to the midway point.

Now retest your machine. Birds nests gone? You may need to tweak the top tension because the factory standard changes due to age and use.

FWIW, problems appearing under the fabric are an issue of the top thread. Thread problems appearing on top of the fabric is a bobbin issue.

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Birds nest under the fabric big loops of thread top side looks good...

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I HAVE MODEL 12312 AND CANT GET THE BOBBIN TO WORK, THE BOBBIN KEEPS GATHEREING UNDERNEATH MY WORK. ANY SUGGESTTIONS


Please check your fabric results. Is it the bobbin thread that is accumulating under the fabric, or is it really the top thread that is globbing and knotting under the fabric. Usually, thread mishaps under the fabric are the result of an issue with the top thread.

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the upper thread. This releases the tension disks so the thread will seat properly. Use a brand new needle. Start out with the upper thread tension set midway between high & low numbers, although this can be tweaked.

If it is in fact the upper thread, then here are some suggestions:

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Why is sewing machine thread gathering under fabric?


adjust the tension to a appropriate setting,
See the video here.
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The knob and its location can differ based on the model of your sewing machine.

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Thread is getting bunched up in machine


First thing: install a brand new needle.
Second: remove upper thread. RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Set upper tension to the midway point between high & low numbers.

These links may be helpful:

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I'm using Empisal Dressmaker 270D sewing machine. My problem is. When I sew the underneath cotton is loose


Usually, if the thread is bunching or looping under the fabric, the upper tension is too loose.. But if the bobbin thread is showing on the top of the fabric, the upper tension is too tight.

The tension is correct when both the upper and lower threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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I am trying to sew velcroe on some pillows and the bobbin thread keeps bunching up underneath the fabric and making jerky sounds...heellpp!


do not use self adhesive velcro........ the glue jams the cotton.
use the plain sew on velcro.

use a largr size needle as well.

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Top thread bunching under fabric when sewing


tension could be too loose. start with bobbin tension- should allow thread to pass with SLIGHT resistance. then adjust top tension at about 2-3 to start.

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The tension is off ?? bottom thread bunches


Sounds like it could be! Probably worth trying to readjust it. Are you using a fine fabric too? That can cause bunching.

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