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Hello I own a lovely old singer sewing machine,

Hello I own a lovely old singer sewing machine 99k made in 1936 it has never gone wrong one in all that time it was my mother-in-laws before it was mine and I love it I wouldn't swap it for a new one not for anything but for some reason or other the tension is not right on it the bobbin stitch is a bit loopy I have tried to alter it and have got as far as the bottom cotton is now more or less in a straight line and you can see the loops from the needle cotton on it but I just can't get it right could you please give me some advice? and is there anywhere I could get it serviced we live in North West Wales uk. Yors Sincerely Mary Jessop

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Hi Mary! These old Singers are such wonderful machines! I'm always glad to hear from someone who loves them and uses them--they will last practically forever with very little ever going wrong.

Sounds like your upper tension is a little loose. I like to use different color threads on top and in the bobbin, to make the stitches easier to see. Also, are you using size 12 needles and 50 wt thread when you're adjusting the tension? Sometimes having a larger (or smaller) needle and/or thread can throw the tension off just a bit. Also, make sure the pressure foot is up when you're threading the machine but down when you adjust the tension and that you only adjust the tension in tiny increments.

You may need to adjust the bobbin tension--but that very seldom needs to be adjusted.

It's also possible that there's a bit of thread or lint caught in the tension disks or in the bobbin area.

Please let me know if these suggestions work.

Happy Sewing!

Robbie


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