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SEARS MODEL 2517 BOTTOM STITCH LOOKS LIKE A LOOP PILED UP. HOW DOES THE BOBBIN GO IN, WHICH DIRECTION DOES THE THREAD GO?

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I have a Singer Stylist Model #7258.Serial #H10229C25810334. When I'm sewing,the top stitch is perfect but the bottom stitch comes out like backward C's. How does that even happen!????


Check your stitch sample. Is it actually the top thread showing under the fabric, or is it really the bobbin thread. Generally, thread problems under the fabric are an upper thread problem. Thread issues above the fabric is a bobbin issue.

Try a brand new needle.
Remove the top thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread.
Remove the bobbin, check that it is wound smoothly, and install and thread the bobbin case making sure the bobbin spins the correct direction.
From that point, there may need to be some tension adjustments required.

Understanding Thread Tension Threads

If the problem continues, you may need to have it serviced. Perhaps there is a burr or snag somewhere that is interfering with the thread in the thread path.

Oct 21, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Most of the time the bobbin stitch is correct. Occasionally there is a loop in the bobbin thread. Any suggestions as to what this could be?


Is it actually the bobbin thread that loops or is the loop appearing on the underside of the fabric as you stitch? If it is a loop under the fabric, that's usually an indication it is an upper thread issue. Thread irregularities that appear on the topside of the fabric are generally bobbin related.

First thing to try is installing a brand new needle. Verify it is the correct needle for the fabric and thread being used.
All About Needles
Sometimes, the fabric being stitched will "grab" the thread and hold it for a second before releasing and will cause a loop. In this case, a needle with a larger scarf and eye may be helpful.

You might also open the upper tension as much as possible, RAISE the presser foot and run a piece of UNwaxed dental floss through the tension disk a few times to clear out any gunk that may be stuck there. A piece of pearl cotton dipped in rubbing alcohol and squeezed moist/dry will also work.

Remove the upper thread. RAISE the presser foot and rethread the top thread from the beginning. Use only fresh, good quality thread--NO old or bargain bin variety! Try using the same thread in the top and bobbin. Make sure the thread is firmly seated in the tension disk and the thread path is correct. Check that there are no burrs or snags in the thread path that could be catching the upper thread. Especially, check that the thread is not catching on the spool "slit" that holds the thread when in storage. Every time the thread navigates around the thread spool, it could be catching on that slit just enough to cause a loop.

Try changing the bobbin. There could be something amiss with the current bobbin--could be nicked or could even be the wrong bobbin for the machine. Also, make sure the bobbin is loaded and turning the correct direction in the machine.

Set the upper tension to the midway point. This is usually the starting point, although it will probably require some tweaking. Test your stitch and adjust the tension so the upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric. Neither thread should dominate one side of the fabric or the other.

Understanding Thread Tension Threads

Last thing to try is a different presser foot.

If you still have the intermittent loop, you might want to take it for service. Could be a problem within the tension disk.

Nov 05, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Can anyone help me with an idiots guide on engaging the bottom bobbin


Are you asking how to pull the bobbin thread up? Simply hold the thread tail from the top thread and gently handrotate the handwheel toward you. One full circle completes one stitch cycle. The upper thread should hook the bobbin thread and pull up a loop. When that loop appears above the needle plate, gently pull the upper thread tail, enlarging the bobbin thread loop and catch it with a sewing tweezer, pin, or even the point of a scissor blade to pull the rest of the bobbin thread to the top.


How and Why to Bring up the Bobbin Thread

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Why won't my Bernina zig zag bobbin thread catch underneath; the top looks great.


have you tried changing the needle?
have you tried adjusting the top tension?

May 13, 2012 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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How do i thread my needle with the singer handy stitch?


  1. Loosen needle screw & insert needle with shank's flat side facing front of machine. Push needle in all the way, then tighten screw to hold needle in place.
  2. Install a fully wound bobbin by loosening bobbin nut & placing bobbin on top. Re-attach bobbin nut & tighten. If standard thread spool will be used, then attach spool pin to bobbin shaft & place thread spool onto shaft. Attach white spool cap on end of thread spool, then tighten. Bobbin/spool should unwind facing forward toward needle.
  3. Bring end of thread through thread guides & over tension control. Pass end of thread through needle eye, from back to front, & pull it out about two inches.
  4. A spring pushes pressor foot onto fabric that is being sewn, so lift pressor foot & place fabric underneath.
  5. Turn large handwheel on side of machine (handwheel can be turned in either direction) to raise needle arm to its highest position.
  6. Holding the Handy Stitch in place with your right hand, press on power switch & begin sewing. Guide fabric (being sewn) with your left hand.
  7. To end this sewing session, turn off power. Turn handwheel to raise needle to its highest position. Carefully pull out about three inches of thread through needle & snip, then lift pressor foot to remove fabric. Turn fabric over & loop needle threader through last stitch. Place end of thread from underside through eye of needle threader, & pull to loop through. Pull to tighten and snip end of thread.

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Zigzag stitch pulling tight, looks wrong


Try adusting the bobbin thread instead of the top. Always make sure to insert the bobbin so the thread is pulling in a clock wise direction. Both threads top and bobbin should have about the same resitance when pulled.

May 08, 2009 | Euro-Pro Shark 60 - 384

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Euro pro model 385W sewing machine


Hi FixYa,

I'm fifi1076, and I'm having quiet a good bit of trouble with my sewing machine.

I'm new at this site so I don't know if I'm doing this correctly or not so please
forgive me if I do something I'm not suppose to do!!!!

I copied this question from off of this site for I wanted to make certain that
whoever answers my question will understand that all of the question
doesn't pertain to my problem.

"when we have it threaded the top thread keeps getting jammed up in the bottom bobbin. if i redo the bobbin as shown in manual then the bottom thread will not loop so it will stitch"

This is the only part that pertains to my problem...... when I have it threaded the top thread keeps getting jammed up in the bottom bobbin......and I can't get it to sew at all....it won't do nothing.....the motor will just sit there and grind.

If whoever can help me with this and can give me a solution I will be forever gratefull

Thanks,

Kay Nowicki


Aug 27, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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Thread tension


I have had this problem when the bobbin was wound wrong and also when the machine was improperly threaded. Check your manual to make sure you hit all the threading points, but I think the most common one i've missed that caused this was the metal loop you thread immediately before threading the needle.

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Upper thread getting tangled in the bobbin


Always remember T-N-T. Thread, Needle, Tension. Assuming its threaded properly, is the needle all the way in and facing the right direction? These symptoms also suggest the bobbin may be in the bobbincase upside down thus turning in the wrong direction. Hope this helps.

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