How do I fix the Zig Zag on my Brother sewing machine?
To resolve this issue correctly install the lower thread by following the steps below.
- Turn off the machine.
- Remove the bobbin from the bobbin case.
- Place the bobbin in the bobbin case so that the thread unwinds in the correct direction.
How do I stop a zig zag stitch bunching?
I suggest using a stabilizer in the area. If you’re fabric is washable, use a water soluble stabilizer that washes away after you finish doing the stitches. You might also want to do a narrower zig zag stitch instead of a wider one, if you can. Hope that helps.
Why is my zigzag stitch puckering?
If your tension is too tight, the stitch will pucker and may even snap. You always need to check the tension indicated on your sewing machine before you try creating zig-zag stitches on your fabric. Low thread tension on the machine can result in an unstable seam, puckering, or plain unattractive stitching.
What tension should my sewing machine be on for zig zag stitch?
The dial settings run from 0 to 9, so 4.5 is generally the ‘default’ position for normal straight-stitch sewing. This should be suitable for most fabrics. If you are doing a zig-zag stitch, or another stitch that has width, then you may find that the bobbin thread is pulled through to the top.
What tension should I use for thin fabric?
Use size 70/10 for really thin cotton like voile, size 80/12 for light to medium weight cotton, and 90/14 for thick cotton like denim.
Is it normal for stitches to pucker?
Tension pucker is caused while sewing with too much tension, thereby causing a stretch in the thread. After sewing, the thread relaxes. As it attempts to recover its original length, it gathers up the seam, causing the pucker, which cannot be immediately seen; and may be noticeable at a later stage.