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Tension on upper thread?

I've just started doing a lot of embroidering on my machine. And I've noticed that I'm having problems with the bobbin thread showing through the embroidery. I didn't have this problem in previous projects, just the past couple of times.

I've adjusted the tension anywhere from 2 to -4 and the bobbin thread still shows.

Also, sometimes the upper thread will break and be really shredded.

Help!! :)

Thank you!

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  • jenkate03 Oct 23, 2008

    I am having the same problem. When doing embroidery, the bobbin thread shows on the embroidery. I have adjusted the tension up and down and the problem still persists. I have taken the under portion apart to clean and make sure everything looks good. I am desperate for a solution as I have a lot of embroidery to do in a short amount of time.

    Thanks in advance.



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Um, timing is probably Not the problem. I see this question a lot about machine embroidery. In regular sewing, to keep the bobbin thread from coming up on top, the upper tension needs to be reduced. However, sometimes reducing the top tension is not enough and you may need to increase the bobbin tension to keep the thread below the fabric

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It sounds like the machine needs to be timed, seek out a sewing machine repair shop for this service.

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SOURCE: Brother PE-150V bobbin thread

For embroidery, and zig-zag, and because the needle makes side movements, it needs more needle thread.
So try to keep you needle thread not very tight,
and tight up your bobbin case tension more, so that the two threads meet under the meterial.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Baby lock EMP6 problem.

Have you tried changing out the bobbin case? you may have a small burr or scratch. A new one cost about 20$ I think. I have had to replace mine before and it is always good to have a new one on hand.

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Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Babylock Ellure thread issues

I have the same machine and love it. Sometimes if the thread is old that will happen to me.  And also I spray the thread with static guard before i thread the machine in dry cold weather.  Since you said you are an embroiderer I assume you are using the same weight thread top and bottom. The other thing that causes that on my machine is if there is a nick on the spool of thread I am using and the thread catches just a little as it comes off the spool.  I use a fine nail file and smooth off the edge where the little v is to reattach the thread when you are finish using it.  I never use them. You do sew a little and cut off the tail off the top thread before you let it go through the rest of design. I hope you have found the solution but I learned these tricks while having the same problem as you.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: bobbin thread shows on top of machine embroidery

You are not getting bobbin tension somehow. Either not threaded correctly in the assembly or it needs to be adjusted tighter.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Bobbin problems!

MAKE SURE you are using the correct SIZE bobbin. Some of the older plastic bobbins don't swap around in the newer machines & just because they LOOK the same doesn't mean they are. If you are absolutely POSITIVE you are using the right size bobbin (mark it w/ a permanent marker if you have to, to keep track of it), check & double check you are putting the bobbin in the case in the right direction & make sure there aren't any loose threads anywhere in the area where the bobbin sits... be sure all little dust bunnies are removed. I know it sounds redundant but get your book out & be POSITIVE you are threading thru all the thread paths in the right direction. My Babylock is supremely **** when it comes to putting the shuttle back in after I've cleaned the bobbin area & if I don't get it back exactly where it supposed to go, it won't sew right. I always have to get my book back & check it out again step by step. I have it do crazy stuff just because there was a little tail hanging out where the bobbin started to wind that I didn't cut off close enough.

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