Question about Singer 3820 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

The bottom part of mystitch looks like a bird nest

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

HI Leaann! I have solution that may help!
I inherited an old Singer 457 (from 1964!) from my Grandmother. I used it a few times with success but then I too started to get birdsnests on the bottom of my work or knots in the area the houses the bobbin.

After much fiddling, using different bobbins and spools of thread, tension and what-not, I discovered that the it was one particular plastic BOBBIN giving me trouble! Although it appeared the same size and width, there is something about this bobbin that will mess up the machine (and within 16 stitches).

I just tossed the thing and have been trouble free ever since!

Try changing out your bobbin, the problem may resolve itself.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi I am having problem with my sewing machine. Thread gets all tangled up on the bottom of the fabric... My husband is very smart about machine and needs just suggestions from you.


That is called bird nesting or thread nesting and usually results from: mis-threading, thread not seated fully in the upper tension disk, or upper tension too loose. (Mis-threading may not be a user error--sometimes the thread will "jump" out of thread guide or the take-up lever.)

Remove the thread from the machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct. Set the upper tension at the midway point between high & low number and retest your machine. The upper tension will probably need some tweaking for your particular machine, but the mid-point is a good place to start.


Birds nest under the fabric big loops of thread top side looks good...

What causes Bird Nests Superior Threads

Tutorials Urban Threads Unique and Awesome Embroidery Designs

..

Jan 12, 2017 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Have lots of thread on the under side of fabric


Thread nesting or bird nesting resulting usually from: mis-threading, upper thread not seated completely in the tension disk, upper thread tension too loose. HINT: ALWAYS raise the presser foot when threading the upper thread.

What causes Bird Nests Superior Threads

Sewing Machine Thread Bunching Up Here Why

Birds nest under the fabric big loops of thread top side looks good...

...

Jan 05, 2017 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Stiches at the bottom come out like a rats nest not sewing right?


Generally, thread issues that appear under the fabric are the result of an upper thread problem. What you describe sounds like bird nesting or thread nesting and are usually a result of: mis-threading, thread not being fully seated in the tension disk, and/or upper tension too loose.

Remove the upper thread. ALWAYS raise the presser foot. Rethread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct. Set the upper tension to the midway point between high & low numbers (although this will probably need to be tweaked for your particular machine). Retest your machine. Adjust the upper tension until both threads meet in the middle of your fabric.

FWIW, mis-threading may not be your mistake. I have an older machine that the take-up lever is open at the top. Sometimes, usually when sewing fast, the thread will literally "jump" out of that take-up lever and...instant thread mess... So, if this sort of thing occurs frequently with your machine, try to narrow where the problem originates. With my machine, I "manufactured" a method of closing the opening in the take-up lever. Voila! No more jumping thread!

What causes Bird Nests Superior Threads

Birds nest under the fabric big loops of thread top side looks good...

Troubleshooting Thread Nesting Sew Toot

Sewing Machine Thread Bunching Up Here Why

...

Dec 31, 2016 | Sewing Machines

2 Answers

I'm getting a 'bird's nest' of thread on the bottom of my stitching...Why


needle thread tension is too light
increase that tension setting

Nov 19, 2016 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Phaff 1472 stitches are bunching up underneath


That is thread nesting or bird nesting. Could be the result of several things, but main reasons are upper tension too loose and the thread not being completely seated in the tension disk.

Sewing Machine Thread Bunching Up Here Why

What causes Bird Nests Superior Threads

Birds nest under the fabric big loops of thread top side looks good...

Nov 17, 2016 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Pfaff Creative 2 loops on underside of fabric


Although there could be several reasons, this is generally called bird nesting or thread nesting. It is usually a result of loose upper tension, mis-threading, or possibly a needle/thread/fabric incompatibility.

#1--when you thread, make sure you ALWAYS raise the presser foot so the thread seats in the tension disk. And, be sure to change the needle often...

Sewing Machine Thread Bunching Up Here Why

What causes Bird Nests Superior Threads

Birds nest under the fabric big loops of thread top side looks good...

https://lindeegembroidery.com/common-causes-of-birdnests

...

Nov 12, 2016 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

2 Answers

What am I doing wrong when the stitching on top of the material is ok and straight and the backside is knotting?


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 )

Aug 17, 2016 | Sewing Machines

2 Answers

Bobbin trouble


possibly not enough upper tension .

Oct 17, 2015 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Bobbin tension on a huquvarna


Birds nests on the bottom is NOT the bobbin tension. First make sure you are properly threading your Husky with the presser foot in the UP position. then to a test seam on a scrap of the same fabric. If it still nests.... tighten the top tension. and test again. Keep tightening the top tension and testing until you get it resolved.

Oct 12, 2012 | Husqvarna Viking 1

Not finding what you are looking for?
Singer 3820 Mechanical Sewing Machine Logo

139 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Singer Sewing Machines Experts

Bargain Box
Bargain Box

Level 3 Expert

1388 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4809 Answers

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

Are you a Singer Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...