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Machine stitching Stitches bunching up on back of material with long loops

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  • bucko36 Jun 15, 2008

    not stiching right

  • bucko36 Jun 15, 2008

    not stiching right

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    stitches bunch up under fabric.  usually rethreading machine solves this problem, but not this time.  I've adjusted the tension, the stitch length, the needle size....nothing is working.  I'm sewing on a fine, densely woven fabric that is shiny and slippery.  I just finished sewing on muslin and linen with no problems.


  • davidstitch Nov 24, 2008

    cotton looping under material whie stitching



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I had the same thing happen with my machine, turns out I had the bobbin in backwards. Check your bobbin make sure its not backwards.

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I have a problem with sewing, the stitches on the top are tight and the bottom stitches look fine, when I sew the material is bunched up.


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try adjusting the top thread tension for the loops
try changing the needle
and see if that help any if not then take the machine back and
tell them what the machine is doing
if the machine was adjusted, then they should have checked the
stitches to make sure that the stitches were normal both forward
and backwards.

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