Why is the thread looping under my fabric?
A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.
What is the first step in threading the lower part of the sewing machine?
Wrap the thread around the take-up lever. Thread the needle. Pull your thread down toward the sewing machine needle, and thread the eye of the needle from front to back. Keep pulling the end of the thread until there are several inches of thread through the needle.
What are the steps in threading the upper part of the sewing machine?
How do I thread the machine (Threading the upper thread).
- Turn on the sewing machine.
- Raise the presser foot lever. …
- Press. …
- Remove the spool cap that is inserted onto the spool pin.
- Place the spool of thread onto the spool pin. …
- Slide the spool cap onto the spool pin.
Which way should thread come off spool?
Generally speaking stacked thread should be placed on a vertical spool pin on the sewing machine. The thread should leave the spool at a RIGHT angle, in line with the direction of the wound thread. This will stop the thread catching on the grooves at the end of the spool.
Why wont my needle go up and down?
Engage the hand wheel clutch if you have it disengaged for bobbin winding. If the needle won’t move with the clutch engaged, unplug the sewing machine and check the drive belt. Replace the drive belt if it’s broken. If the drive belt is okay, an internal drive gear failure is likely preventing the needle from moving.
What number should tension be on sewing machine?
The dial settings run from 0 to 9, so 4.5 is generally the ‘default’ position for normal straight-stitch sewing. This should be suitable for most fabrics. If you are doing a zig-zag stitch, or another stitch that has width, then you may find that the bobbin thread is pulled through to the top.