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Topic: Bobbin trouble with old Singer (model 347)?  (Read 6179 times)
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« on: October 26, 2008 11:20:15 AM »

OK, I accidentally posted this in general discussion and questions, and obviously it should be in sewing machine discussion and questions.  So i'm going to ask the same question here (nobody kill me, I'm new here!)

So here's the problem: I think I have everything threaded right, followed the manual etc - but when I go to catch up the bobbin thread with the needle, instead of it pulling the bobbin thread up into a loop, the top thread is getting caught down into the bobbin works somehow.  It *seems* like a tension issue (maybe the bobbin tension is too tight?) but I thought I would ask the experts before I went messing around with stuff.  (So my result when I try to sew is the same as the usual backwards-bobbin trouble - an almost immediate snarly knot in my fabric - but I'm almost positive I have the bobbin in right according to my manual.)

« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008 04:37:09 AM »

Well, we messed around with tension (top and bottom) and threaded and REthreaded (top and bottom) and it seems to work now!  Yay! 
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008 05:03:19 AM »

Ah....the dreaded thread nests and wads on the underside!

Want to know hwy that happened?

Thread nests on the underside of your fabric are almost always the direct results of improper threading or a problem in the thread path or upper tension.

Let's first look at what is actually happening in the stitch formation process to cause these wads of thread.  Ideally, the thread should form a neat coil (stitch) in the "center" of your fabric. When you get these thread wads on the underside, that is telling you that for some reason, the upper thread is NOT pulling up the bobbin thread and forming that snug, balanced stitch.....

Here is the recommended check list for solving this problem


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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008 07:04:33 AM »

THANK YOU!  I'm going to go through this checklist step by step as soon as I get home today!  (I'll let you know how it goes! Cheesy)
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