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From: ruth333
Date: 12-26-2004, 10:57 PM (1 of 4)
if someone could help me, i'd greatly appreciate it!

i've been sewing for some time and i haven't experienced this:
after sewing fabric together, the stiching underneath the fabric is loose although the stiches on the top of the fabric look fine. i'm wondering if it's the bobbin or the tension on the machine...i have a old macine...singer 6105...
any suggestions?
i've rethreaded the bobbin 3 times.
User: ruth333
Member since: 12-26-2004
Total posts: 1
From: Kylnne2
Date: 12-27-2004, 03:21 AM (2 of 4)
It sounds to me like it is the top tension that needs adjusting. You might also want to check the top threading to see if you missed a guide and see also if your top tension thread in set between the tension plates properly.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
From: smith972
Date: 12-27-2004, 09:28 AM (3 of 4)
It is the bobbin tension....I had this exact same problem...

go here and they will show you how to tighten the bobbin thread

User: smith972
Member since: 09-10-2004
Total posts: 241
From: paroper
Date: 12-28-2004, 04:50 AM (4 of 4)
One thing that can save you some time: Always thread your machine with the presser foot in the up position. When the presser foot is up, the top tension guides are open and the thread will go into the tension disks easily. It is possible that you just aren't getting your thread in these disks. when you sew, your top and bottom threads should meet inside the fabric. If they meet too far either direction, and the machine is properly threaded, the tension needs to be adjusted It sounds like you probably do need to adjust your bobbin tension. Over time these things can loosen.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
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