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    Default Sewing people - please help!

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    What am I doing wrong?? I keeps getting heaps of little threads coming up from the bottom!! Sorry I don't really know much about sewing, just have a basic machine I do my best with, so don't know the technical terms!

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    do you have the bobbin in upside down?

    Is the bobbin wound properly (if it gets caught up thats what happens)

    have you got the needle threaded properly?

    usually I find when this happens its because I have the bobbin in upside down (mine has to go anticlockwise, dunno if its different for different machines though)

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    Default Sewing people - please help!

    I think I've followed the directions on the DVD but ill have another look!

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    I have this problem with my machine, it's the bobbin. As a PP has said, check that it's not in upside down and mine needs to be wound through the little ridge at the front of the bobbin holder thingy. It might also be the way the thread is wound on the bobbin might be either loose or not straight, when you wind the cotton on the bobbin make sure that the cotton coming off the big reel is threaded through all of the little tensioning gadgets before getting onto the bobbin. Don't hold the cotton when it is threading (like letting it run past your finger) just let it wind itself.

    Hope this helps, apologies I'm not sure of the technical terms!

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    It might also be the tension setting. To test the tension put the machine foot down and pull the thread gently. It should be tight enough to very slightly bend the needle a tiny bit. Also, some fabrics just don't sew well, what fabric are you sewing?

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    Agree with above, could be tension. Certain fabrics need a certain tension and sometimes a certain needle. I learnt this the hard way!

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    Default Sewing people - please help!

    I'm using a felt at the moment but I've had the same problem with other fabrics too. Will try all these things!


 

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