thread bunching up

veroniquegpNovember 10, 2013

I have a singer prelude sewing machine.
When I start sewing my thread keeps bunching up underneath my fabric wich locks up my needle.
If I look at the problem closer, seems that my upper thread is getting stuck around my bobin hook.

Please help, I've tried everything!
I've cleaned/lubricated my hook/bobbin area.
I've played around with my tension
I don't know what to do anymore...

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Could it be the feed dogs? Are they down, perhaps? Watch to see if they move when you sew " on air" for testing.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 6:54AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

All kinds of things:

1 - bobbin tension too tight
2 - bobbin inserted backwards
3 - Needle inserted backwards
4 - Upper tension too loose
5 - bobbin thread not completely in the slot
6 - bobbin holder not completely inserted and locked in

    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 7:19AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

check to see if the top thread has come off of the thread take up lever, that will cause the machine to jam up also..
like someone else said, a bobbin inserted backwards will jam up the machine also..

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 3:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Please bobbin winding properly and change the needle then check the timing.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2013 at 3:33AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I hope you solved your problem but thought I would add that I agree with serger... that kind of problem usually means the thread isn't threaded right on the upper part of the machine and it usually is the little eye that moves up and down....

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 5:42PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
fabric for a pant suit
I have been wanting to make a periwinkle pant suit...
Seamstress Needed
Hi, Is there any experience seamstresses in Illinois...
pls help, Brother needle bar question
Hi There, I bet this will be an easy fix for one of...
Roll call please
Just wondering how many of us made the change to Houz. Would...
Drop feed dogs or cover?
Would not having feed dogs that drop, but instead having...
Sponsored Products
Two Additional Standard 200TC Pillowcases
$43.90 | Horchow
Luxury Cotton 300 Thread Count 6-piece Sheet Set
Pancake Ceiling Fan
Philips | Alentejo 3 Light Pendant Light
$850.00 | YLighting
Zanfirico FJ Pendant
Sky Blue Stripe 800-Thread Count Duvet Set
$54.99 | zulily
Walden Natural Table Lamp
$90.95 | Bellacor
Grande Hotel Flat Sheet
$129.50 | FRONTGATE
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™