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The stitch on top looks fine but when I turn the fabric over it is just a mess of threar?

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It is usually in your top threading, totally rethread and make sure that your thread is not tangled and that you haven't missed any guides. Also, check that your thread is the same weight and material because sometimes that can cause problems. Now, put in a new needle, always change your needle after 8 hours of sewing or if you just completed a project, needles are inexpensive and it is the best thing for your machine.

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Bottom thread is all tangled when I sew. Top looks fine, then flip it over and it's a mess.


is it the top thread that is too loose and making the messy stitch or the bobbin thread. if it is the top thread coming down and making large loops that tangle increase your top tension slowly try a few stitches, repeat till you get back to normal.
If it is the bobbin thread that is tangling, first make sure you are using the same thread top and bottom, some will just not work together, then rethread the bobbin, if it is still too loose there is a little screw on the side of the bobbin casing, the larger of the two, turn it no more than a 1/10 turn to the right if too loose and to the left if too tight. I would make the starting point with a piece of tape or nail polish so you can get back to where you were if this is not the problem. My book says you very rarely ever have to touch the bobbin tension. good luck

Jun 14, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Setting tensions


Adjust your top tension if it's too tight. To decrease your top tension if it is too tight, turn your knob so the numbers are decreasing. Try ½ to 1 number lower, then test the stitches on a piece of scrap fabric. Continue until it looks even on both sides and you can no longer see the bottom thread on the top.

How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine: 13 Steps

www.wikihow.com/Adjust-the-Tension-on-a-Sewing-Machine https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=Sewing+Machines+Setting+tensions

Dec 23, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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When i am sewing the stiches on top, but its at the bottom


change the needle --make sure it's the right one for the fabric
being sewed

rethread the machine top and bobbin

make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case

also check the top thread tension, if the stitches under the fabric
are loose adjust the top thread tension one number or letter higher
at a time and sew on a scrap piece of fabric till the stitches look
normal

here is a free manual
http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/696_5417c.pdf

Jan 07, 2013 | Singer 5417 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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The bottom stitching looks like a line and not stitches the top stitching is fine


try adjusting the top thread tension and see if that helps
also try changing the thread.
also change the needle--make sure it's the right needle for the fabric
being sewed.

Dec 13, 2012 | Juki DDL8300N Sewing Machine

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The top stitch on my machine doesn't seem like it is correct. It seems like it isn't going deep enough into the fabric and hooking well w/ the bottom thread. It almost looks like one long stitch all the...


Hi. I think I know what you mean--the top thread looks like it's just laying across the fabric, right? This is because either the top tension is too tight or the bobbin tension is too loose. (Either condition will look the same.) Try it with a different color thread in the bobbin, you can easily see the bobbin thread cross the top thread on top of your fabric. Here's what to do:
  1. since you should hardly ever need to adjust the bobbin thread, we'll start with the top thread.
  2. Make sure you thread the machine with the pressure foot UP (opens the tension disks) but adjust the tension with the pressure foot DOWN (closes them so they will adjust). Use a size 12 or 14 needle and good-quality thread (it does make a huge difference!)
  3. With different color thread on top and in the bobbin, stitch an inch or so and check the stitch.
  4. Slightly loosen the top tension (move the dial so the numbers go lower). Don't move it a lot, just a little bit.
  5. Stitch again and check. Repeat this process, stitching, checking, and gradually adjusting the tension dial until you don't see any of the bobbin thread on the top (or very, very little) and don't see any of the top thread on the underside (or very, very little).
  6. IF this doesn't get the balance adjusted, then you'll have to play with the bobbin tension. (But generally, once this is set, you shouldn't have to mess with it again.)
  7. There is a tiny screw on the bobbin carrier that tightens or loosens a very small metal strip (where the thread exits the carrier). To tighten the bobbin tension, screw this just a tiny bit to the right. (Turn it to the right to loosen the screw, to the left to tighten it.) Again, just make a small adjustment each time and recheck your stitches.
Few things about sewing are more frustrating than stitches that aren't balanced!

Sure hope this helps!


Robbie

Apr 22, 2010 | Brother XR7700

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I have a White Model 1409, the stitching on top of the fabric looks just fine, but you turn it over and it is a mess of excess thread and loops, I have adjusted the tension I am not sure what else to do?


Top tension usually about 4 or 5, make sure you have the bobbin in the correct way round so it turns anti clockwise, make sure the bobbin is not tight, you should only just be able to pull the thread through with slight resistence, if it feels tight then slacken the screw on the bobbin case about a quarter of a turn at a time anti clockwise and test sew and keep adjusting until you get it right.

Mar 23, 2010 | White Sewing 1409 Mechanical Sewing...

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I always have problems with loading the bobbin, when I think it is loaded properly and begin sewing, it balls up and doesn't stitch properly on the back side of the fabric. Top stitch is fine, underneath...


the bobbin case has a small screw on the side for adjusting the tension, use a tiny screw driver to finely adjust the tension and sew on a scrap until the stitch looks good always turn the screw clockwise to turn the tension up and counter clockwise to loosen it

Dec 13, 2009 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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BOTTOM STITCH IS ALWAYS LOOSE


If the top stitch is loose, then you need to tighten the bobbin tension: if the bottom stitch is loose, tighten the top tension. Hope this helps. It could also be the size needle and thread you are using for a particular fabric. Different fabrics require different notions.

Mar 13, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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