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BOTTOM STITCH IS ALWAYS LOOSE

CONSEW CN2053R THE TOP STITCH LOOKS FINE BUT WHEN YOU FLIP IT OVER THE FABRIC AND LOOK AT THE BOTTOM STITCH IT IS LOOSE LIKE LITTLE LOOPS INSTEAD OF TIGHT STITCHS. I HAVE TRYED TO TIGHTEN TE BOBIN SREWS BUT NO CHANGE.

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  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    bottom stitch is loopy



  • Josh Wick
    Josh Wick Mar 26, 2014

    Make sure the PRESSER FOOT IS DOWN! Oh my gosh, it took me 2 days to figure out why my bottom stitch was loose. It was driving me crazy...then I read the manual :/ I hope that helps!

  • Julia Wood
    Julia Wood Feb 07, 2018

    Wow! Your question takes me back ages! Hope you've found a fix! I have an industrial Consew, so - your bobbin case is loose. Very loose! It seems you know how to tighten your bobbin tension. Just turn it tighter, and check every 1/4 turn, until you get a stitch where top and bottom threads meet in the middle! Cannot believe you've not gotten help in Years! Love my Consew! By my calculations, it sewed 1/4 mile in building a Civil War dress. And it is Fast! Love mine. You seriously need yours to Work!

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My top thread is pulling thru to the underside..looks like little birds feet tracks on the back of the quilt...help

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If the top stitch is loose, then you need to tighten the bobbin tension: if the bottom stitch is loose, tighten the top tension. Hope this helps. It could also be the size needle and thread you are using for a particular fabric. Different fabrics require different notions.

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Actually, the majority of recommendations are incorrect. If the bobbin thread is loose, it's because the top thread is not high enough to pull the bobbin thread up.

Tension is a tug of war. Correct tension is when both threads exert equal amounts of pull against each other, the result causes the two threads to meet in the middle of the fabric. In your case, the top thread is exerting zero pull on the bobbin thread so the bobbin thread simply lays on the surface of the fabric. Raise the top tension and see what happens.

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I have a Barnett 50 sewing machine and my bottom stitches are very loose . Where do I go to tighten then tension for the under part of the stitches.

Posted on Feb 03, 2014

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Check your stitch sample. The loose stitches under the fabric--are they actually top thread???? Usually,stitch problems under the fabric is a result of a top thread problem. In this case, it could be bird nesting.

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Your description isn't very clear. When you say the "bottom stitch is using too much thread" Do you mean you see lots of loopy threads on top of the seam? Or do you mean you see loops on the bottom under the fabric? If your loops on the bottom, that means the top tension is too loose, you've not remembered to put the presser foot down, you have not threaded the top thread properly... Start by rethreading carefully with the presser foot UP. Then do a test stitch, remembering to put the presser foot down. If you still get loops underneath... tighten the tension.

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If the loops are forming on the bottom it is the TOP thread tension you need to check. Make sure it isn't too loose. Also is the needle the right type and size for the fabric? Check the stitch out on plain cotton fabric if a tension adjustment doesn't fix it.

The TOP thread effects the UNDERSIDE of the stitch and the BOBBIN thread effects the TOPSIDE of the stitch :)

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THREAD GET BUNCHED UP UNDERNEATH THE FABRIC, THE STICHES SEEM TO BE INCOMPLETE THE TOP LOOKS GOOD THAN I TURN IT OVER AND THE THEAD IS BUNCHED AND LONG LOOPS OF THREAD ARE LEFT. THANKS LOU


Hi Lou! This sounds like a tension problem--the tension on the top thread is too loose. Try using different color threads on the top and bobbin, then carefully rethread everything. Stitch a couple of inches and check the underside. If the top stitches look fine and the bottom ones are loose and loopy, and with the pressure foot down, tighten the tension. Move the knob or dial (whichever you have) just a little bit. Sew a couple of inches more, and recheck. Continue to sew and recheck, gradually tightening the tension, until you see little if any bobbin thread on the top or top thread on the underside of the fabric.

Let me know if this helps, ok?


Robbie

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Singer 301a...sews on top of fabric nicely...bottom is just loose loops of thread...it's like the bobbin is not sewing...I put 2 different colors in to see...top is perfect...on bottom of fabric I see the...


This is a tension adjustment problem. It's good to use two different colors of thread, like you did. From your description, the top thread (needle thread) tension needs to be tighter. As you tighten the tension of the top thread, you'll see that the top thread pulls the bobbin thread up into the fabric so it's no longer laying loose on the bottom of the fabric.

You'll need to have the pressure foot down when you tighten the tension. Tighten it a little, sew a practice seam, check to see what the stitch looks like. Tighten it a little more, sew, check, etc etc--until both top and bottom look the same--you shouldn't see much (if any) of the bobbin thread color on top of the fabric or the top thread color on the underside.

Let me know how this works for you, ok?


Robbie

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