Why is the bottom thread on my sewing machine loose?

How do you tighten the bottom stitch on a sewing machine?

You should see a small screw on the flat/closed side of the bobbin case. Turning the screw a tiny bit counterclockwise will loosen the bobbin tension; turning it clockwise will tighten the tension.

How do you fix a loose bottom stitch?

Stitches are loose on the top and/or bottom

  1. The upper threading could be threaded incorrectly. …
  2. Check the bobbin. …
  3. Change the needle.
  4. Check the combination of the needle and thread size as well as the fabric you are trying to sew on. …
  5. Using a scrap piece of material sew out your stitch and adjust the thread tension.

Why is my bottom thread too loose?

If the thread unwinds without resistance and the case slips to the floor, your bobbin tension is too loose. … To tighten your bobbin tension, turn the tiny screw on the bobbin case a smidgen clockwise. To loosen bobbin tension, turn the screw counterclockwise. A quarter turn or less is a good place to start.

Why is my bottom stitch not straight?

If your thread is pulled tight on the underside and not forming an even stitch then (counter-intuitively) it’s usually the top thread tension that’s wrong. Sometimes very lightweight fabrics such as sheers can get dragged down into the machine so it’s a good idea to use a straight stitch plate.

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Why does my thread keep coming out of needle?

The upper thread was not threaded correctly. The spool is not installed correctly, the spool cap is too big for the spool being used, or the thread has come out of the needle bar thread guide. Rethread ensuring that the spool is installed correctly and using a spool cap that matches your spool size.

Why does my thread keep getting caught in the bobbin?

This can be caused if the top thread tension is too tight, or if the bobbin thread is not in the bobbin case tension. … Make sure the bobbin is correctly seated in the bobbin case (bobbin holder), and check that the upper thread tension is not set too tightly.