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Stitches to loose

You need to tighten the bottom and top stitches both. First, tighten the bobbin slightly. Now, tighten the top stitches the same amount of pressure as the bobbin. The attempt is to have both the bottom and top stitches exactly the same so the final stitch ends up in the center of the fabric. Observe the stitch and readjust if necessary.

Oct 08, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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What adjustment do you need to make when the bobbin is throwing too much thread out.

Your tension is is too loose somewhere I guess, so will need tightening. Tighten the upper tension first to see if that helps before tackling the spring on the bobbin. If you need to tighten the spring on the bobbin then do it in tiny increments and remember where you started. Try taking out the bobbin and gently pulling by hand the thread from it; it should have a slightly tight feel on the correct tension..

Oct 01, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Why am I getting loose thread on the back?

Tension control needs adjusting.

Sep 19, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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How do I take out bobbin case

If you are getting looping on the bottom and want to fix that....check your top tension and top threading, its almost never a case of tightening the bottom tension to fix this problem

Sep 20, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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Thread loops while I sew

i should know whether the loop is upside or downward, its opposite tension adjustment , if the loop is downward position, tighten the upper thread tension , if the loop is upward then tighten the lower bobbin tension

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The disks of the tension regulator wont tighten on my kenmore 19461 model

Check that the tension release lever on the presser foot is not stuck.

Jan 28, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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How to toghten tension on a brother xr65

upper tension or lower tension?

Upper tension... tighten the knob that's in the thread path.

Lower tension... tighten the screw on the bobbin case.

Sep 04, 2012 | Brother Sewing Machines

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How do you tighten the tension for the thread?

Top tension on most machine is adjusted by turning a tension knob in front of two discs this holds the thread tight. bottom tension is uasually adjusted by turning a very small screw on the bobbin case were the thread comes out from under.

May 20, 2010 | Sewing Machines

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When moving top tension thread not tightening.

Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through at the needle.

Re-set the tension to mid-range.

If this does not work, then tension control needs a new spring or the control needs to be replaced.

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