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« on: December 20, 2008 06:10:15 PM »

So unfortunately I waited until the last minute to sew my Christmas presents and as luck would have it, my sewing machine is not working.  I have a singer (not sure of the model) and basically when I try to sew, the thread on the underside of the fabric loops up.  I have tried every single troubleshooting tip with no improvement. I cleaned the machine, lubed it, replaced needle, checked bobbin case, adjusted bobbin tension, inserted new thread, tried different fabrics, and tried all tension settings. The loops are the smallest on tension setting 2, but still not a balanced stitch. Am I overlooking something? or is it time to take it in for repair?     
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008 08:00:15 PM »

I just hate that!!  Is your bobbin threaded correctly...recheck your book to make sure.  Do you have the correct bobbin in the machine?  It won't work if you don't.  Good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008 05:00:39 AM »

If it is looping on the bottom, that is because, for some reason, the upper thread isn't being pulled up enough  to form a snug stitch in the middle of the fabric.  It either a threading issue, or a broken or worn checking spring inside the tension.

 My advise, Re-thread the machine with the presser foot up until you get to the needle.  Take care to get the threading down properly in and around the tension assembly.  I also suggest a higher tension setting to pull the loopies below up into the fabric more.

I have a little animation on this page that shows how a stitch is formed.  Perhaps this will help you visualize what I am saying about the upper tension "pulling" up the lower thread.

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