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My machine will sew but the bottom thread on the bobbin comes out to much at a time and the thread bunches up on the material.

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First make sure your bobbin is wound tight and not "mushy." Next re-thread your upper thread.

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* Re-thread your machine
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* Raise your feed dogs If your machine has this feature.

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