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My bobbin thread keeps getting knotted up when I sew. What is wrong?

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Your top threading is not right. Rethread, check your tension on your thread by pulling on the thread with the presser foot up, it should be smooth. Now, lower the presser foot and try to pull it, it should barely move. If, either is not happening, you are not threaded right, it depends on having the right tension.

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