Try some of the simple things first. Remove the bobbin plate using a screwdriver and then remove the bobbin. Clean out any lint that may be under the bobbin and which may cause your zigzag stitch not to work. Replace the bobbin and the bobbin plate and test your zigzag stitch.
What tension should I use 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.
Why are my stitches not catching?
Or if you find that your machine is skipping stitches, there may be a problem with the needle. … You need to check this and reinsert the needle. Make sure the flat side is facing the back of your Singer sewing machine. Another stitch problem comes when you forget to put the top and bobbin thread under the presser foot.
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.
How do you adjust the tension on a zig zag stitch?
Zig zag stitch can be adjusted by changing the settings on the machine. A higher number on your stitch length makes the zig-zag longer and the width dial will indicate the width of the stitch and change it to wider or narrower.
Does a zig-zag stitch stretch?
A zigzag stitch is a great way to seam knit fabrics. Its inherent stretch allows for the fabric to stretch and move without fear of popping a seam. On light to medium weight knits, try using a stitch length of 1.5 and a width of 5.
What should I set my sewing machine to?
Most sewing is done in the 2.0 to 2.5 range. If you are foundation paper piecing, you may want to decrease your stitch length so that the paper tears away easier. Top stitching and quilting are usually done in the 3.0 to 3.5 range. Basting and gathering stitches are the longest, from 4.0 – 5.0.
Why is my bobbin not moving?
My Bobbin Moves Slowly Or Gets Stuck
This usually happens if there is grease and dust build up in the bobbin compartment. It can also occur if the bobbin thread is not attached correctly, the thread has formed a knot or a problem with the bobbin case.
Why is the bobbin thread not being picked up?
Why won’t my machine pick up the bobbin thread? … If it is not in the correct position, the needle will not go down and pick-up your bobbin thread. Next, make sure your needle is inserted correctly, as far as it will go, with the flat side facing back.
How do you fix puckering?
REMEDIES for Puckered Seams
- Stitch with ‘taut sewing technique’. I always teach my students that your left hand belongs BEHIND the needle, and the right hand in front of the (as in the video), simply snip every 3-4 threads, stretch and press, then stitch again with TAUT sewing.
- MELD the seam.