can anyone explain this?

laurenjayJuly 26, 2007

I have a Singer Featherweight. I start sewing. Everything is fine. Some time goes by. The tension gets out of kilter. I readjust the tension. (I have read the manual carefully.) There is no improvement. I replace the spool of thread with another spool, the same brand bought in the same store at the same time. Then the tension is fine again. Seems that when the spool of thread is more than half used, the bottom stitches get entirely flat. any explanation?

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Is this an old singer featherweight or the new one?

If it is a new one it could be that the quality of "new" singers isn't that of "old" ones. I'd think about returning the machine to the dealer.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2007 at 9:45PM
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It's an old singer featherweight.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2007 at 9:48PM
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You might need to adjust the tension in your bobbin case. There is a little screw on the case that holds the bobbin; with a small screwdriver, loosen it just a hair, then put the bobbin back in and try it again. Repeat if needed. Only a very tiny adjustment is needed until the stitches underneath look as even as the top stitches.

I had to do this to my FW but it's drummed into us to "never fool with the bobbin tension!" But that's what that tiny screw is there for.

Hope this helps!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2007 at 1:22PM
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I agree with what Teresa says. As you sew it could be jaring the bobbin casing some. I know that the upper tension springs can become "sprung" over time too.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2007 at 3:15PM
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