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« on: February 06, 2011 08:45:40 PM »

Newbie here,

I have a Janome new machine.  Everything I try stitching one side (the side not looking up) all the thread gets bunched up.  I have no idea why!  I've tried everything to fix it that I can think of.  Does anyone have any advice??  It's very frustrating to say the least  Undecided
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011 10:25:27 PM »

I'm not exactly sure what you mean.  Do you have loops on the bottom of your fabric (too much thread), or is it puckering (too little thread)?  Either way, it's probably a tension problem.  (So often, any time you have some problem that's absolutely horrible and you're convinced you need a new sewing machine, it's either tension or something silly like putting a needle in backwards.)


Does that help at all?

Edit:  Also, this:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=9975.0

Failing that, the manual for the machine is probably your best resource.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011 10:11:19 AM »

This actually happened to me last night.  For me, the bobbin thread wasn't catching through the case properly.  I have a Brother, and when I put the bobbin in the case, I have to pull the loose thread through a little slit until it catches.  If it doesn't catch, this happens.

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011 04:12:45 PM »

Yep it was the bobbin!!  So annoying but it's fixed now.  My manual just didn't seem to explain clearly enough for me to understand how to thread the bobbin, so I found another tutorial and am back on the game.  Thanks! Glad to hear I'm not alone with my struggles  Cheesy
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