Why is my sewing machine pulling loops underneath the fabric?
March 16, 2014 8:55 AM Subscribe
I've read up on how the top and bottom tensioning is supposed to work, but it hasn't helped. I've got the bobbin adjusted so it lets out about an inch when I bounce it by the thread. Adjusting the top tension from there doesn't seem to make much difference. I always get the loops. The weird thing is that the top thread seems really hard to pull out when I do it by hand. It's so hard that's it sometimes breaks. Why should tension that seems stiff to the hand pull through when the machine sews?
posted by SirNovember to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (15 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I recently bought an old Dressmaker S-6000 off of Craigslist. It seemed to sew alright, until I got ready to really use it. I did wind a new bobbin. The loops are so far through I can pull the bottom thread straight out!
I set the bobbin tension as suggested here :
The top thread is hard to pull through at the needle, but seems okay if I pull at the take-up arm or one of the front guides. I don't see it catching at the guide on the needle bar or the needle itself. Not sure what's happening there. I know the presser foot has to be up for me to pull thread out.
I've quadruple checked how the machine is threaded. I don't know what else could be wrong. Help!