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The bobbin thread is very loose and seems to come out much to easily

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Make sure you place the bobbin thread into the case in the 9 o'clock position and slip it through the tiny slot at 12 o'clock position...Failing that there should be a tiny screw on the outside of the bobbin case that you will need to tighten slightly. Hope this is of some help. Good Luck

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The tension my machine seems wrong. When I sew the stitching at the bottom of the material is right but the sewing on the top seems loose.


Tighten the top tension. However, if the bobbin thread is actually pulling up on the top of the fabric, the bobbin tension is too loose. Both top and bobbin threads should pull enough against each other that they meet in the middle of the fabric without causing puckering.

Another thing to remember. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread!

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Bobbin thread not sewing tight


try adjusting the top thread tension one number or letter higher
sewing on a scrap piece of fabric till the stitch looks normal.

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The bobbin thread is showing through on top a lot


when bobbin thread shows on top, it means that there's too much tension on top thread.

1. Check if top thread unwinds and feeds up well. Make sure that the spool doesn't slide off horizontal spool pin. If it falls – it creates too high tread tension by not giving the thread to unwind properly.
2. Check that the needle is good, not sticky, and allows the thread to come through it easily. It should have a large enough eye.

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My bobbin thread will not thread. When I bring the needle down, it comes up without the bobbin thread. The mechanism moves, but no thread. How do I fix this problem?


check the bobbin to make sure it's not warped
check the needle to make sure it's not bent-roll on flat surface to see if it roll correctly
make sure the bobbin is in the bobbin case correctly
make sure you have a 3 to 4 inch tail on the bobbin-so the upper thread can pick it up easily
make sure you have a 3 to 4 inch tail on upper thread also as it picks up the lower thread
or you can hold the upper thread with your hand to the side of the machine & use the handwheel to lower the needle as it picks up the lower thread
pull both threads to the back behind the needle
make sure there is no lint or loose threads in the bobbin area

Sep 01, 2010 | White Sewing 2200 Multi-Tasker

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Jamming or timing at bobbin


The bobbin case should be loose enough to wiggle a little. Take it out and look for needle strikes or damage on the edges, if it is damaged you can try to smooth it up with fine file as a temporary fix but purchase a new one soon as possible. The other two factors to look at is the upper thread take up lever, make sure the thread is in it and then check the upper tension by pulling thread thru the needle. When the presser foot is in the raised position, the thread should pull thru the needle easily, when the foot is lowered onto the fabric, the thread should be hard to pull. If it is still easy with the foot down then the thread did not go into the tension discs properly or the upper thread tension dial is set at too low a number. It should be on a 3-4 or 5kif I remember correctly.

May 27, 2010 | Janome 6260QC Computerized Sewing Machine

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I have a 7570 and cannot get the tension the bottom thread is loose and can be pulled right thru I checked the top and adjusted the bottom and nothing seems to change.


When you thread your bobbin in the bobbin case, hold it only by the thread. If the bobbin and bobbin case fall, the tension is too loose. If this is the case, turn the bobbin tension screw 1/4 turn until the bobbin and bobbin case do not fall when only holding by the thread. The top tension should be set between 4 and 5. The best way to see which one needs to be adjusted is to do a zigzag. If the thread is pulling more on top and your top tension is set between 4 and 5, the bobbin tension is too loose. If your top tension is set between 4 and 5 and it's pulling on the bottom, the bottom is too tight.

Feb 17, 2010 | PfaFF Creative 7570

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My bobbin thread is the "main color" on both the top and bottom. Waaaah....


Tighten the bobbin thread. Tighten the small screw on the side of the bobbin carrier until you can hold the thread and the bobbin & carrier just barely slide doen on their own. If the bobbin & carrier just hang there, it's too tight. If they slide easily, too loose. It should slide slowly.

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Singer touch n sew 750 winding bobbins


You can find Singer bobbin winding instructions at http://www.singerco.com/resources/bobbin_wind.html.
"Birdnesting" occurs when there is no tension on the needle thread to pull the bobbin thread. This is easily corrected by rethreading the machine, following the threading path carefully and making sure the thread is fully engaged in the tension mechanism.

Jun 21, 2009 | Singer 7442 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Bobbin tension is too loose


"Birdnesting" occurs when there is no tension on the needle thread to pull the bobbin thread. This is easily corrected by rethreading the machine, following the threading path carefully and making sure the thread is fully engaged in the tension mechanism.

Dec 08, 2008 | Singer 7422

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Thread tension?


I own this little gem of a machine. It definitely sews a perfect stitch. I'm assuming you own the green 3/4 size machine as denoted by your product number. The half size blue one pictured is incorrect.

Anyway, this machine sews a perfect stitch, due to the oscillating bobbin. Most sewing machines with rotary (drop in) bobbins don't have an easily accessible bobbin tension screw, which means your fabric is usually slightly puckered. Fiddling with only the upper tension helps very little. This frustrates me to no end for sewing long curtains, clothing side seams, etc. Wrong tension causes them to hang with puckers, making them look awful. With the Hello Kitty 3/4 size Janome, there is a screw on the bobbin case which allows you to adjust for every thread diameter perfectly. Always a perfect stitch, if you take the time to adjust this screw.

To adjust the bobbin for a perfect tension, load the bobbin into the bobbin case and thread it through the guide. Holding only the thread between two or three fingers, let the bobbin case dangle below. This will be slightly difficult, because the bobbin will want to fall out of the case. Don't worry, just don't move it around too much and it will stay in long enough for this test. If the metal bobbin case slowly drops lower, unwinding thread as it goes, the thread is too loose. Tighten the screw on the side of the bobbin case a little (about a quarter turn.)

If the bobbin case seems to be dangling firmly, give the thread a gentle tug, lifting up fairly quickly. If it doesn't release a couple of inches of thread, it's too tight, loosen the screw. You know the tension is perfect when a quick, light tug of the thread releases a couple of inches of thread.

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