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Amatur Sewer?threads tangled below

I have a Singer Esteem and am having issues with the threads getting tangled up below the machine, near the bobbin. I get about 4-6 stitches in before it jams. When I cut it loose, there are several strands going from my material to the machine. A few of them are stuck where the bobbin spool is, and sometimes they are oily and dirty. Clearly I am doing something wrong. Could you give me some step-by-step guidance on what I can do to fix this?
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  • simplesew Jan 21, 2009

    I have tried different tensions but the thread still keeps on getting tangled, this is my first time sewing on a machine, maybe i am doing something else wrong?

  • RaenyDay Mar 06, 2009

    I have the same problems as posted above. When I do 6 stitches or so I have a mess of string going from the material to down below. The lower bobbin has nothing to do with this. It seems to get all tangled up on where the bobbin sits - I am new at this and don't know what else to do. I have messed with the tension and this does not help.

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Stop sewing! You need to adjust your tension. Your book will explain exactly how to do this. If you can't find your book, try setting the tensions to the same number. If your tension adjustments have a mark at a certain number, use that setting for most materials. If not, try setting it to about 3.

To test your settings, thread your bobbin with a different color, then do a test stitch. Check the top and bottom stitches for a spot of the other color thread showing through. If the bobbin thread shows in the top, raise the bobbin tension setting a bit and try it again.

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