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Topic: Problem with your machine? CHECK HERE FIRST! How to properly insert your bobbin.  (Read 84184 times)
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« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2006 07:47:55 AM »

I think my problem was fixed with re-threading... and I rethreaded the exact same way... so I'm not exactly sure what was fixed... but it was... weird...
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« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2006 07:53:05 AM »

loops on the bottom mean something is wrong with the needle thread.  if rethreading the machine takes care of the problem, it means that the thread was not seated properly in the tension assembly, and when rethreaded it was.

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« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2006 10:09:02 AM »

funny..i was just about to come on here and ask the saem exact thing.
ive tried rethreading and tension adustments...
its not working though.
Im also very new to using the machine((up till now ive always just done it by hand))
but ive read the book ((not very helpful i have to add))
maybe its the bobbin
yesterday i had the same prob and i dont know what i did to fix it...
but it did it again so im not sure...

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« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2006 11:29:55 AM »

This is my sewing machine:

No matter how I fix the tention and stitches, the under side of the stitches are always messy and loose and tangled

Am I doing something wrong or do i have a crappy sewing machine? The top side of the stitch is usually okay, sometimes getting really tight and scrunching the fabric up. It also gets thread trangled and jams a lot.

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« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2006 11:33:44 AM »

Mine does the same loopy underneath thing but I think it's just because I've messed with the tension or something, I'm gonna have to really tighten up the bottom because the top's so tight trying to compensate that the thread keeps breaking.

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« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2006 07:56:47 PM »

i can't see the pics, but i had a weird tension thing for a really long time. switch out your bobbins for different sizes. i know it sounds crazy, but it worked on my machine.  and if you are using a plastic bobbin, toss it. I had so much trouble with plastic, get the metal kind.

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« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2006 12:11:03 AM »

What type of fabric are you sewing with?  Sometimes it's the needle.  I had a similar problem with some really stretchy pleated fabric and I needed to use a micro fibre needle.  I agree with supastarr metal bobbins are the way to go.

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« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2006 12:31:41 AM »

ok so i help people with sewing machines at work a lot so i'm going to list the most common problems i fix. 1 make ABSOLUTELY sure everything is threaded properly, the bobbin is the right size, and the bobbin is threaded clockwise or counterclockwise according to your machine directions. 2 make sure if you are using a basic home machine that you are NOT using upholstery thread or button/craft thread, but that you are using all purpose thread, the larger thread jams machines up, it really works better for industrial or heavy duty machines, also make sure you are not using 50 cent thread, there is a reason 50 cent thread is 50 cents, it is crap. 3 thread your machine and bobbin and then rotate your needle up and down and watch the bobbin case, is the thread catching on anything? is it making a fluid motion? If the thread is catching you may want to take the bobbin out and feel around and see what is jagged or catching the thread.  whew ok i hope this helped!

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« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2006 02:57:24 PM »

I bet you 10 imaginary dollars, you just need to change your needle. You need to change your needle every project. Yes, you do. FOR FUTURE REFRENCE. Do not, ever, mess, with, the , tension. EVVVERRR. Just get someone else to do it who knows how for sure. the only way tension gets screwed up enough to mess with it is if you throw your machine down the steps. I'm serious. So, change your needle, and re thread your machine. Hope I helped!
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2006 06:02:33 PM »

The other thing that seriously messes up stitch quality is LINT. You MUST clean your macine regularly (like every time you change the bobbin - yes, that often!). Remove the needle plate and bobbin case and thoroughly remove every skerrick of fluff. I've twice had women in classes who thought they had UNDERFELT under the needle plate. It was compacted lint, because they had never cleaned under there! Shocked

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