You asked: What do I do if my bobbin thread is loose?

If the bobbin case doesn’t budge, your bobbin tension is too tight. 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 bobbin loose?

Bottom Loading Bobbins



If the thread unwinds and the bobbin drops a few inches, your tension is perfect. If the thread doesn’t unwind at all, your tension is too tight and will need to be loosened. If the thread unwinds with no effort and the bobbin drops easily, your tension is too loose and you’ll need to tighten it.

How do I get my bobbin thread back?

Raise presser foot.

  1. Hold needle thread. Turn handwheel towards you lowering, then raising the needle.
  2. Gently pull needle thread to raise bobbin thread.
  3. Open loop.
  4. Pull both threads back.

What causes bobbin thread to bunch up?

Bobbin Thread Tangling



The bobbin keeps pulling and jamming collecting a lot of thread beneath your fabric. There are several culprits for this ranging from a dull needle, improper threading or tension. The tension in both your upper and bobbin threads need to be even. The bobbin could also be placed incorrectly.

Where does the bottom bobbin thread go?

Once you have a wound bobbin, it goes in the machine’s bobbin case to supply the lower thread as your machine sews. To load your bobbin, lift your needle and presser foot to the highest position (your machine will either use a hand wheel or a button for this) and remove the bobbin cover.

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How do you tell if your bobbin tension is off?

The thread should unwind just slightly and the bobbin case should drop an inch or two. If the thread unwinds without resistance and the case slips to the floor, your bobbin tension is too loose. If the bobbin case doesn’t budge, your bobbin tension is too tight.

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