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.
For easier understanding how to properly adjust the thread tension, we fill the bobbin and top threads having different colors.
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.
The smaller the number on the tensioner scale, the weaker the tension of the upper thread.
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.
Nevertheless, the sewing line will be beautiful on the upper side.
The normal thread tension of the standard thickness will be if you set the value from 4 to 6.
In this position, the upper thread (yellow) is no longer visible from the bottom of the sewing stitch.
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.
Note: For thin fabrics, jersey, silk and other sorts of fabrics, the thread tension should be adjusted again.
Look at how is tightened the seam on silk fabric on bottom side of stitch.
On the face side.
To change this, you need to loosen the tension of the threads (sometimes both threads).
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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