How do you balance stitches?
Forming A Straight Stitch
To easily test the balance of a straight stitch, use contrasting colors of thread in the needle and the bobbin. The stitch is balanced when you cannot see two colors of thread on the fabric.
How do you balance tension on a sewing machine?
You should see a small screw on the flat/closed side of the bobbin case. Turning the screw a tiny bit counterclockwise will loosen the bobbin tension; turning it clockwise will tighten the tension.
What part of sewing machine is balance wheel?
The balance wheel, or hand wheel, is the round wheel located at the upper right of the sewing machine. The balance wheel manually advances the sewing machine.
Which direction do you turn the balance wheel?
My friend never gave me a manual for it and she never told me this very crucial thing when it comes to correctly using a sewing machine that is ALWAYS TURN THE HAND WHEEL (found on the right hand side of your machine) TOWARDS YOU (anti-clockwise) and NEVER, EVER CLOCKWISE!
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.
Why is the back of my sewing messy?
A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.
How do I know if my bobbin tension is correct?
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.
How often should you clean and lubricate the sewing machine?
The rule of thumb is to lubricate the machine after every three to four bobbin changes. Or clean and lubricate the hook area after each day of sewing.
Why do we need to thread the machine correctly?
THREADING THE MACHINE
Each part of the threading mechanism on the head of a sewing machine has a definite purpose in guiding the thread from the spool to the needle. The thread must pass through the various guides in a given order so that the machine will sew properly the formed stitches.
Why does my sewing machine keep getting jammed?
If your bobbin is threaded wrongly, it could cause jamming issues to your sewing machine. Your bobbin thread won’t move properly if there are knots or if the bobbin isn’t properly wound. Check to see if the threading on your bobbin is all tangled, and fix it if you can.