Why is my sewing machine making large stitches?
As mentioned earlier in the article, make sure you are using the right type of needle, then it is time to set the needle tension. For the majority of fabrics the ‘normal’ tension setting for your machine should be fine. If you’re working with thicker fabrics you might need a looser top tension and a longer stitch.
Why is my sewing machine not stitching correctly?
First, your needle may be dull or damaged and needs to be replaced. You should also check that you are using the correct needle for the type of fabric you are sewing. … If the needle is not inserted correctly, it will not be able to pull up the bobbin thread and will cause skipped stitches.
Why is my stitch length uneven?
The Problem: Stitches are coming out uneven or skipping entirely. THE SOLUTION: Odds are, the secret culprit here is a needle that is broken, bent, or otherwise damaged. Experts recommend that you replace your needles for every 16 hours of stitching time.
How often should you clean and lubricate the sewing machine?
The rule of thumb is to lubricate the machine after every three to four bobbin changes. Or clean and lubricate the hook area after each day of sewing.
What is a normal stitch length?
The average stitch length for mid-weight fabrics is 2.5 to 3 mm/10 to 12 spi. The average stitch length for fine fabrics is 2 mm/13 to 20 spi. For heavier fabrics, basting, or topstitching, use 4 to 5 mm/5 to 6 spi.
A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.
What tension should I use for cotton?
Cotton requires a moderate tension setting, usually between three and four. Always start adjusting your tension settings with your upper tension.