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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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How to adjust tension


Find your manual as it identifies specific parts related to adjusting tension. Here are some pictures of problematic stitches and suggestions on fixing sewing machine tension:

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https://www.wikihow.com/Adjust-the-Tension-on-a-Sewing-Machine

Sometimes you adjust something other than the tension:

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I have a B350, i want to sew with just straight ordinary stitch, but the top stitch is too lose, the bottom stitch looks great. IN other words, i can pull the top thread out without any problem.


You need to tighten the upper tension--higher the number, the tighter the tension. Be sure you are using the appropriate needle and thread for the fabric being sewn.

If using 100% polyester thread, be sure it is a good brand--not Coats & Clark, bargain bin threads, or old thread.

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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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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".

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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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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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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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