I own a Janome 300 Embroidery machine and used it for almost 5 years, two months ago, the top tread started bird nesting, so I took my machine in to the same store I purchased it from for repair. I had my machine back for two months and the same thing happed again, so back in it went. Now the same thing append again. It's getting to expensive for me to keep taking it back in to get the top tension fixed. I am using the correct backing for the different types of material I use. I have to drive a long distance to get my machine fixed and with what gas prices are today I just can not afford to keep taking in my machine.
Please I need help. Can you tell me how to do it myself.
When you say top thread nesting, I supose you mean that the thread is messed up at the top of the needle plate.
1st, either your bobbin thread is completely loose, or the bobbin thread is not held under the bobbin case spring,
or lint has been accumulated under the bobbin case spring.
2nd, the top thread is very tight,
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wrong bobbin tension , but amazingly its actually easier to adjust the top threads tension to compensate for it , use your tension knob to slowly adjust , try an inch , slowly adjust try an inch , and so on to get a top and bottom thread tension to match , this will need to be adjusted for each major change in fabric (aka , knits to woven )
Hi Nisha, The link below is a YouTube video showing how to thread your sewing machine, Also there's videos down the right side of the link that may help as well.......... CHEERS.. Sewing Machine Tension Tips
normally bird nesting means you change the needle rethread the machine top & bobbin make sure the bobbin is inserted into the bobbin case correctly and make sure the bobbin is not warped, & make sure the bobbin in turned the right way in the bobbin case also make sure the top thread has not come off the thread take up lever here is a link to a manual to download http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_PC_8200_EN_233.PDF
When you're embroidering, ALWAYS have the tension set on "E." Unfortunately with a Singer, you will always have bobbin thread pulling thru to the top-I found this out from a technician a few years ago who also serviced Vikings and Husqvarna's. He went through a lot to show and explain it to me, but suffice it to say that with a Singer you need to use the same thread in the bobbin as on top when you're embroidering-it's simply a flaw with their machines.
The bird's nest could be a number of problems, but first we need to be sure you're setting your tension set on "E". If you are, leave me a comment back and we'll go through some specific steps to take about the bobbin. Otherwise, correct you're tension setting and see if that corrects the bird's nest problem. If not, again, leave me another comment back and leave me any details you can as to the type of material your embroidering on, the thread you're using, etc. It may seem like a pain, but you'd be surprised how fussy the littlest thing can be. I check in daily, so I'll get back to you within 24 hours. I've used my CE100 for 4 years and have mastered it quite well, so I feel confident that I'll be able to help you.
Been there... Most often was due to improper tension settings and the threading of the machine. If it does it all the time double check your threading technique is actually the proper method. Thought I knoew what I was doing only to realize I didn't have the thread properly run through the guides. Makes a big difference. Also helps to use a heavy backing material. Some materails just embroider like junk. For terry cloth I use a thin clear material over the top to keep the small loops from messing things up besides a heavy backing. Could also benefit from an adhesive spray for cloth along with a heavy backing to keep material from moving on you. I have had to debug my wife's embroidery over the years and this is what has worked for us.
There are a few problems this could be. Your top thread could be broken or about to break; your bobbin thread could be broken, about to break or empty/about to become empty and is loose around the bobbin; you could have a birds' nest (a mass of thread just under the fabric/presser foot and/or within the feed dog and bobbin) forming and causing a jam; or it could be your Futura having a little bit of a hissy fit. Obviously, if you've checked for broken thread you need to move on. Check for a birds' nest by removing the fabric and clip your threads. If you find one, clear it, rethread your bobbin and begin sewing again. If there's no birds' nest, then place the fabric back in and try sewing/embroidering again. If the machine acts up again, I recommend removing the fabric/hoop, rethreading your top and bobbin threads, replacing fabric/hoop and resuming where you left off. If the machine still gives you trouble, try hitting the start button for a couple of times and seeing if the problem doesn't simply resolve itself. When you're embroidering areas that have a few small, short stitches only, the machine seems to act up a little and then behaves fine once you bypass the area. Be sure to take all of the other steps first, though, because a birds' nest will RUIN a beautiful seam or embroidery.
1.check the needle & see if it's bent--if so replace
2.lay the needle on a flat surface & roll the needle over if it doesn't roll true replace
3.check for blunt needle-if needle makes a popping sound when needle penetrates fabric
4.needle is not all way up in holder
on my mechanical sewing machine sometimes the threads come off the take up lever, that causes the thread to bunch up under something I'm working on
also check thread in bobbin