Question about Singer Featherweight 140Q
My singer sewing machine is sewing very loose stitches. I have tried adjusting the tension with no luck and my manual has very little for troubleshooting help. The top thread is also getting wrapped around the spool pin under the spool of thread while sewing and breaking. It has gotten to the point that I am unable to sew at all. Any ideas???
Firstly make sure when you thread the machine you have the sewing foot in the up position or the thread will not sit in the tension and cause this problem. Also as it is a new machine it may have a small amount of oil from transport stopping the tension discs from separating. Try sliding the folded edge of a piece of fabric with the foot up through the tension unit it may clear the oil away.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
IT PROBABLY IS THREADED INCORRECTLY. GO SLOWLY BY THE DIAPHRAGM AND MAKE SURE IT IS THREADED CORRECTLY. ALSO MAKE SURE SPOOL PIN HOLDERS ARE IN PLACE THAT HELPS TO GUIDE THE THREAD CORRECTLY.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
SOURCE: thread tension
I have had this problem when the bobbin was wound wrong and also when the machine was improperly threaded. Check your manual to make sure you hit all the threading points, but I think the most common one i've missed that caused this was the metal loop you thread immediately before threading the needle.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
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