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Please please help me! I recently bought an Empisal Celebrity 550 Sewing machine, I've used it maybe 4 times up to now. Yesterday I was sewing with it and everything was working perfectly, today, when I got home, I plugged in the sewing machine and started sewing, just to see that the bottom stitch is completely loose. It's making this loose loops instead of stitches? I didn't change a knob or anything from working with it yesterday to today, so I don't understand how it all of a sudden doesn't work? I've read some forums where people say it's the tension on the bobbin that causes that, but I haven't touched it. And if it is the bobbin, how do I adjust it? There is no knob or lever or anything for my bobbin, the only knobs / adjustments available is for stitch widths and different kind of stitches, there's no other knob left that could be for the bobbin. Please help me, I'm on a very tight deadline for a university project and I don't have a clue what to do?

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I haven't been able to locate a manual for this machine at first look. The only Empisal manual I did find was called "Expandamatic" at this site there is an image of the model. Or you could try or and see if they have something available to buy.

However, this website gives lots of general information on sewing machines, how to use, basic threading up in a general way and other tips and tricks.

In general terms most sewing machines will have the following controls:
stitch length selector/dial - to choose length of stitch, usually goes from zero to 4, normal straight stitch would be 2.5.

Stitch width selector - early models only did straight and zigzag, so by adjusting this knob you would set how wide the zig zag stitch is. If your machine does other stitch combinations, then you would use this to set the width for those too. Again, probably ranges from zero (straight stitch would be zero) up to 4.

A tension dial setting to adjust the tension on the top thread, usually set to 5, but would range from zero to 10.

If your machine does anything more than straight and zigzag, then it would have some other dial or stitch selector or even a cam that you insert to get these other stitches.

I hope this helps you get started with your machine.

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Thread tension is more dependent on what you are sewing than machine model. Upper should almost always be tighter than lower, and the thread should pull up into the fabric being sewn.

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