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The thread tension is tighter on the bottom than on top of the fabric when sewing,how do I fix this problem?

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The tension on the top thread must be tightened by the rear pressure screw through which the thread passes.
Make a test and correct till the tension is set equal .

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Husqvarna designer se / bottom tension loose


If the bobbin thread is simply laying on the surface of the fabric, you need to increase the top tension. The tension is correct when the bobbin and top threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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Have a singer H74 and the bobbin is stitching on the top side of the fabric also deco stitches are not coming our clear what am I doing wrong? Thx


Whenever that happens, it means that your top tension is tighter than your bottom tension, so your bobbin thread is being pulled to the top. That happens occasionally, and the solution is to loosen your top tension. Tensions are a BALANCE between top and bottom. Should this happen ALL the time, you could consider adjusting your bobbin tension, but when it happens occasionally, loosening your top tension works just fine.

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When sewing straight stitch the needle thread was looping up on the bottom now while trying to adjust, the needle doesnt grab the bobbin thread


You have a tension issue. Use the dial on the front of the machine. to turn the tension tighter.Use a double length of fabric and sew a little, turn knob, sew a little, turn knob. Continue doing this till top and bottom thread are equal and grabbing in the center. Good Luck... xo

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I have a Singer Futura XL 400 the bobbin thread is showing on the top


Tension between top and bottom is a BALANCE, and when the bobbin thread shows on top, it means that your top tension is tighter than your bobbin tension, so it is pulling the bobbin thread up above the fabric.

Loosen the top tension to balance it--it should only take a couple of "ticks"--no more than one number. Loosening the top tension, by the way, is AWAY from the "S".

Apr 04, 2014 | Singer Futura Xl-400 All-In-One Sewing And...

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I have a singer 7258 that I can not get the tension to loosen up on. The top stitch is straight across and adjusting dial doesn't help.


Hello

Adjust the tension

Load your sewing machine with one color on top, threaded through the needle. Load the second color thread into the bobbin and thread.


Fold the scrap fabric in half, and sew a straight stitch at least 2 inches long. Look closely at the seam. If you see loops of the bottom color thread on top of the fabric, proceed to Step 3. If you see loops of the top color thread on the bottom of the fabric, proceed to step 4.


Loosen the top tension. Since the top tension is so tight, it is pulling the bottom thread up through the fabric. Loosen the top tension by turning the numbered knob on the front of the sewing machine counterclockwise by one number.


Tighten the top tension. Since the top tension is too loose, the bottom thread is pulling the top thread down through the fabric. Tighten the top tension by turning the numbered knob on the front of the sewing machine clockwise by one number.


Sew a straight stitch 3 inches in length. Check the stitching. It is perfect if the threads meet in the middle, and you can only see the top thread on top and the bottom thread on bottom. If it still needs adjusting, go back to step 2 to repeat the needed steps.


Using two different colored threads makes it easier for you to see which thread is being pulled.

Always use proper precautions when working with electrical machines.

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Singer 301a...sews on top of fabric nicely...bottom is just loose loops of thread...it's like the bobbin is not sewing...I put 2 different colors in to see...top is perfect...on bottom of fabric I see the...


This is a tension adjustment problem. It's good to use two different colors of thread, like you did. From your description, the top thread (needle thread) tension needs to be tighter. As you tighten the tension of the top thread, you'll see that the top thread pulls the bobbin thread up into the fabric so it's no longer laying loose on the bottom of the fabric.

You'll need to have the pressure foot down when you tighten the tension. Tighten it a little, sew a practice seam, check to see what the stitch looks like. Tighten it a little more, sew, check, etc etc--until both top and bottom look the same--you shouldn't see much (if any) of the bobbin thread color on top of the fabric or the top thread color on the underside.

Let me know how this works for you, ok?


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Jan 25, 2010 | Singer Sewing Machines

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I had to replace a bobbin case because either a design ( I made) was too dense or my thread caught on something and the machine needed to be timed. When I did the test stitching in sew mode it stitched...


Being simple minded as i am, if your singer ce100 works the stitch looks good just be glad you are not having the problems so many are, if you want to see bobbin thread on bottom tighten top tension

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Sears Kenmore Sewing machine model 15358 Just got this machine brand new yesterday. I've gone through the manual very carefully to make sure the machine is threaded properly. It's very similiar to my old...


The tensions must match ie. top tension =bottom tension. If the material is not sewn together tightly, that means the tensions are mismatched. Sewing machines will sew whenever the top and bottom tensions are equal (be it very tight or very loose).

We usually advise the customer to not touch the bobbin case tension. When that is not changed, all tension adjustments can be made from the top tension above the needle.

It appears that one of the two tensions (top or bottom) is much tighter then the other. I would reset the tensions to how they came, if you are unfamiliar with sewing machines this may take a little bit of experimenting until you get it back to a standard quality stitch.

The other option would be bring it to a sewing tech. A good mechanic should be able to adjust the machine and your tensions to your fabric (and recommend needle size for your thread/materials) in about an hour.

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Thread looping on top and bottom of fabric


hi! there,
on this condition,you can avoid wasting time and material try on this, the problem is your set up of tension thats why.,but you should follow upper theading. see figure,c978815.jpgthis just sample of exact threading,next bobbins set up see fig.the thread should be clockwise rotation on winder5a00a72.jpgfollow this set up,and upon inserting be sure
you have clean feed dogs and shuttle race free from fabrics and threads chips.set dial tension to #3 to #4 and stitch dial to #12.then try this set.and you can watch on you tube sewing. try this stuff on internet address type www.youtube.com then on search box type sewing machine,have enjoy and have a nice day.don't forget to rate me,

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