How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine

How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine

In this section you will find tips on how to use the sewing machine.
First of all you need learn how to adjust the tension on your sewing machine.

How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine, step 1

For easier understanding how to properly adjust the thread tension, we fill the bobbin and top threads having different colors.

How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine, step 2

First you need to rewind the thread on the bobbin and insert it correct into bobbin case. Next you need insert top thread.
Read more about this process in the article How to thread a sewing machine.

How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine, step 3

The smaller the number on the tensioner scale, the weaker the tension of the upper thread.

How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine, step 4

When the upper thread tension is low, the sewing line from below will look like this. A thread of yellow color will be visible from the bottom.

How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine, step 5

Nevertheless, the sewing line will be beautiful on the upper side.

How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine, step 6

The normal thread tension of the standard thickness will be if you set the value from 4 to 6.

How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine, step 7

In this position, the upper thread (yellow) is no longer visible from the bottom of the sewing stitch.

How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine, step 8

In order to correct the tension of the thread in the line, it is necessary to set a zigzag line also and sew a little.

How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine, step 9

Note: For thin fabrics, jersey, silk and other sorts of fabrics, the thread tension should be adjusted again.

How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine, step 10

Look at how is tightened the seam on silk fabric on bottom side of stitch.

How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine, step 11

On the face side.
To change this, you need to loosen the tension of the threads (sometimes both threads).

How to Adjust the Tension on a Sewing Machine, step 12

The thread tension is adjusted with this screw. Try not to adjust the bottom thread unnecessarily. See also: Bobbin case device and troubleshooting.
Note: You can unscrew the screw only half a turn, no more.

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