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Support fabric


Re: Support fabric
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2023, 19:45:52 PM »
Many thanks for the replies everyone. I have finally managed to solve the problem.

It turns out that when threading the bottom thread, I put it around the plastic guide as shown in the instructions, but sometimes it misses the little metal hook underneath so it doesn't pass through the tensioner on the bobbin case. The result is no tension on the bottom thread and everything goes pear shaped after that.

With the bottom thread properly tensioned and some good thick stabiliser, it works much better. I see what you mean about the Hemline thread though, I'll get some better stuff.


Re: Support fabric
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2023, 22:21:34 PM »
@b3lha so glad you solved the problem.  It’s often something simple.  And that’s better than there being something wrong with the machine!  Little hint when putting in the bobbin.  Put a finger on top while you pull the thread into place.  You'll soon get the hang of it all.