Question about Singer 8280 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Trying to sew curtains!!!! Been testing the machine on a swatch of fabric and it seems to be working but then when i turn the fabric over the stiching is all loose and loopy. Is the bobbin tension the problem?? Please help!

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Singer Master
  • 7,365 Answers

Check both upper & lower tensions
also check your needle to see if it's bent-roll on a flat surface to see if it rolls correctly
if the needle is blunt-it makes a popping sound when it penetrates the fabric
also check the bobbin area for lint & loose thread-some fabric produces more lint than others
make sure the bobbin isn't warped
make sure that the bobbin is correctly in the bobbin case & that the bobbin case is correctly inserted in the machine

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Suggest the site where I can get many options for curtain fabrics?


The best site to get the variety of options for curtain fabrics is Furnishing Fabrics. This is the site where you can get many options in curtain fabrics. Here you get a wide variety of both discount upholstery fabric and furnishing fabrics. You can choose from a range of fabric compositions, colors, patterns and weights.

Jun 14, 2017 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

What size needle required for sewing Velvet curtains??


What kind of velvet? Poly-based fabrics often require ball-point needles to avoid pulls. For apparel weight velvet (something I'd make a skirt with), I'd probably use at least an 90, possibly heavier. For really heavy, upholstery-weight, I'd use my walking-foot machine and a 100-110 (often used for jeans). But I'm sure I'd want to bind all of the seams on my serger, I often bind after sewing the regular seams, but for very heavy fabrics I'd bind first (just run up all of the edges of each piece before sewing seams).
Hope this helps.

Apr 06, 2015 | Janome Memory Craft 4900QC Mechanical...

1 Answer

What is the correct needle size for a elna 3003 sewing machine


130/705h, standard sewing machine needle for 99% of all domestic machines. Flat shank to the back of the machine. Sharp or universal for woven, ball point for stretch fabrics. Choose needle size depending on fabric weight you are sewing. 60 for fine silk, 70 cotton voile, 80 for poplin, 90 for home spun or drill, 100 for denim, 110 for coating, curtains etc.

Sep 03, 2013 | Elna Sewing Machines

1 Answer

I have a consew 230 and it is gathering on the bottom how do i ajust it


Pull the bobbin thread as it comes through the machine. Does it feel too tight? if so check the threading. if threaded correctly and still too tight back off small tension screw 1/2 turn at a time. see if that helps. carefull not to undo too far as the small screw will come right out and may be difficult to put back. This machine is for heavy, stiff fabric. If you're using thin fabrics, stop right there make no adjustment. You'll need a lighter machine. This is for upholstery and leather work. Even curtain/drape fabric may be too light. Thats the best I can do without seeing the machine.

Dec 11, 2010 | Consew 226R2 Sewing Machine

1 Answer

When sewing curtain fabric together (main fabric and lining) it seems like the bobbin is just bouncing all over the place. The fabric is puckering, the top stitch looks like a basting stitch. I have a...


I looked at your manual (www.singerco.com, customer service) and page 82 gives some good suggestions on tension, I usually use 3 or auto, then you stitch length may be too long. I ended up using metal bobbins on my machine because the plastic ones seemed to jump too much for me. I am not sure if your machine takes a 15 or 15J bobbin. If it is the 15J, I know that a SA 156 does the trick for me. I hope that will help you in some way. If not, call Singer at 1-800-4singer and ask them. . Good luck

Dec 08, 2010 | Singer 7468 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Trying to sew tab tops on a thick curtain which is lined have got a larger needle and decreased tension but its not working help Using a Brother x3600 sewing machine


Put the tension back to the normal setting - around 4.

Lengthen the stitch to accommodate the multi layers.

When you are sewing and come to a thicker section, stop with the needle down, lift the presser foot and place a folded scrap of fabric under the back of the foot to keep it even. Lower the presser foot and continue sewing.

Mar 17, 2010 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

I have a brother B757, I am making curtains and the fabric at the bottom ends up being longer than the fabric at the top can you solve this


I found out that by spraying silicone on each side of joins that it made the fabric glide through the feed dog real easy, this really works well, make sure that the silicone is suitable for sewing machines.

Nov 23, 2009 | Brother Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Singer futura ce-200 tension problem


stop, remove all threading, clean machine,be sure to clean the top tenion disks with a thicker thread, change needle, rethread carefully and try a test swatch. If not working still, your tension could be out of adjustment. Adjust top tension until the top thread of your swatch balances with the bottom. Use two contrasting colors of thread so you can know which tension is wrong,
Remove bobbin and dangle by the thread, it should not move untill you jerk it and should drop about 3-4 inches. Adjust small screw until this works. Try another swatch.

Oct 26, 2017 | Singer CE-100 Futura Computerized Sewing...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Singer 8280 Mechanical Sewing Machine Logo

62 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Singer Sewing Machines Experts

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1133 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5344 Answers

mystery_soul

Level 2 Expert

48 Answers

Are you a Singer Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...