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From: tbird79dc
Date: 03-05-2005, 07:14 PM (1 of 3)
I am pretty sure I am having a tension problem but unsure how to fix it. I have the threads pulled through to start sewing. Everything seems to be fine but when i start to sew my threads are not latching together. Please someone/anyone help. I am getting flustrated with this and yes I have read my book but am not finding what i need.

I hope I explained this correctly.
User: tbird79dc
Member since: 03-05-2005
Total posts: 1
From: wghmch
Date: 03-06-2005, 12:42 AM (2 of 3)
You would not see a "tension problem" until the machine was stitching and you could examine the stitch. What you are describing sounds more like the upper part of your machine is not threaded correctly.

Bill Holman
User: wghmch
Member since: 03-04-2003
Total posts: 249
From: colojd
Date: 03-06-2005, 02:16 PM (3 of 3)
Check to see if you have the needle in correctly. There is a groove down one side of the needle and this helps guide the thread properly. If it is backwards, believe it or not it just will not take up the thread correctly. Check your manual to see how your needle should go in.

Also, if your needle is chipped on the tip (ie if the tiny point is broken off), it also will not stitch right

Since you said you have the machine threaded correctly, you might also want to check your bobbin case. Most have a little adjustment screw on them and if it is too loose, the thread will not have enough tension for the bobbin thread to connect.

User: colojd
Member since: 05-03-2002
Total posts: 83
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