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« on: August 09, 2004 11:31:49 PM »

ok i just bought a sewing machine[off ebay] that works well, just when i start to sew[i dont really know how...lol] the bobbin thread gets...umm bunchy and strange lookin........any reason why this happens? thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2004 04:06:02 AM »

Sounds like either the tension is messed up or you have the machine threaded incorrectly. Hope this helps...Good Luck!
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2004 09:24:34 AM »

Or when you start sewing, do you hold the top and bobbin threads together and sew for an inch or sew before you let go? Thats a common mistake to not hold the threads together and then it creates a "rats nest" on the bottom of your fabric.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2004 01:47:42 PM »

i'm a sewing machine demonstrator and work for an industrial sewing machine engineer... this is a really common problem.

sounds like it's your upper threading. what machine do you have?
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2004 02:52:46 PM »

i'm a sewing machine demonstrator and work for an industrial sewing machine engineer... this is a really common problem.

sounds like it's your upper threading. what machine do you have?

its a kenmore model...15510 is the model number...thanks:D
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2004 02:52:47 PM »

It definately sounds like it's a tension problem. So, either the stitch count is too high for the fabric you're using, or it's just too tight. There should be some knobs and whatnot you can adjust to fix it.
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2004 03:13:10 PM »

Another possibility is that  your bobbin thread is coming out of the tension dealie inthe bobbin holder or is getting caught.
check out that bobbin!  make sure the thread is where it's supposed to be, an that there are no pieces of thread coming out of the bobbin other than the right one (if that makes any sense at all).

Also, look around in that hole where the bobbin lives, make sure there's not any thread wrapped around the axle or anything.
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Inna
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2004 07:18:27 PM »

My machine does this too. My tension wheel didn't actually turn when you turned it. The pretty plastic cap was broken on the inside, so i took it off and now the tension works and i don't get the big loopy threads underneath. My machine also does this when i use my zipper foot. I don't think its the right zipper foot for the machine.

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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2004 05:14:15 PM »

The top tension doesnt seem to be working.  I would recheck how you thread it.
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2004 07:57:32 PM »

See if this works  remove the throat plate and the bobbin case check to see if there is dust and lint  caught in those areas. clean it out with a brush/ compressed  air blowers.
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