Thread Tension

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Jun/09
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I'm new to sewing w/ a Singer Prelude.I dont have bobbin tension and then no thread tension. Tips?

When the bobbin is outside the machine, the book says it should give abt 1 inch when I tug on the thread. I have no tension at all and have the bobbin screw as tight as it will go. When I sew, the tension is very loose and I have the stitch lenght at 2.5. Could I not be threading the bobbin correctly? The books says to put the thread "under the bobbin finger". I dont know what that means..

If you have no tension in your bobbin, check to see if something is stuck under the tension plate. (I don't know the technical name but it is the part of the bobbin case the thread passes under when you thread it.)

If there is an obstruction keeping the tension disks on your bobbin case from closing, then it won't matter how tight you make it---it won't work. Use a sturdy paper like a business card and very gently pass it under the metal to see if there is an obstruction. It can be something as simple as a build up of thread fluff or it could be a thick thread has gotten caught underneath. If you remove something from under the tension plate you will need to readjust the tension. Remember the old rule: Righty-Tighty ... Lefty-Loosey.

Here is some information and a diagram for threading a bobbin case. http://www.singerco.com/resources/bobbin_front_load.html One way to remember which direction the bobbin is loaded into the bobbin case is to make sure the thread tail goes over the top and hangs down on the right side making the number "9" (better known as "clockwise"). The bobbin finger is the little lever that you can see in the diagram that looks like a little finger.

The other thing to troubleshoot is whether or not you are threading the top thread properly. If you are getting a rat's nest under the fabric, it could be that the thread is not getting placed in between the upper tension disks. An important thing to remember when threading machines is that the presser foot MUST be raised to its highest position. This releases the tension disks and allows the thread to lie in between the disks when you thread it. If the foot is down, the disks are closed and the thread will lie outside the tension disks. Once you've reached the needle, you can lower the presser foot and finish threading the needle.

Here is a threading guide from Singer that can help you make sure you are threading the machine properly: http://www.singerco.com/resources/threading.html

Hopefully, these hints and diagrams will help you with your problem.

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