You asked: Why does my thread keep breaking while embroidering?

Why does my embroidery thread keep breaking?

One of the reasons why the thread might break on your embroidery machine is if the machine is not threaded properly. You may just solve your problem if you pull your thread out and completely rethread your machine. Also, you should always thread your embroidery machine with the presser foot raised.

What are the causes of thread breaking?

Here are different causes for thread breakage, along with solutions:

  • Improper threading. …
  • Incorrect or damaged needle. …
  • Bad thread. …
  • Old Thread. …
  • Upper tension is too tight. …
  • Bobbin tension is too tight. …
  • Burrs on the hook assembly. …
  • Burrs on the needle plate.

How can we avoid thread break?

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  1. Tip #1: Needle size and type. …
  2. Tip #2: Bobbin thread. …
  3. We always recommend using a finer bobbin thread, such as DecoBob 80wt, to achieve better tension results. …
  4. Tip #4: Cross Wound or Stack Wound Thread. …
  5. Tip #5: Accessories.

What thread tension should I use?

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.

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What are the common embroidery thread problems?

Common Embroidery Sewing Problems; Possible Causes and Solutions

Problem Possible Cause
Difficulty using metallic threads 1. Needle eye too small 2. Tension too tight
Thread pigtailing 1. Top tension too tight
Looping 1. Too many stitches in pattern 2. Tightly woven material

What tension should I use for cotton?

Cotton requires a moderate tension setting, usually between three and four.

How do you adjust thread tension?

Changing Bobbin Tension

Turning the screw a tiny bit counterclockwise will loosen the bobbin tension; turning it clockwise will tighten the tension. Some quilters keep two bobbin cases on hand, leaving one as-is from the factory and using the other when they need to make adjustments.

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.