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    Singer sewing machine help please

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    My '64 singer featherweight keeps bunching up my Gutterman thread. Not sure why it's acting up. Was fine yesterday. Thoughts?

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    Just asked my wife. She suggests checking the tension on your bobbin, machine tension, or how it is threaded. Featherweights are great machines.

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    Unthread and rethread the machine, top and bottom. 9/10 times for me it's because something in the upper threading got wonky.

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    Make sure that your presser foot is up when you rethread. If it is down, the tension discs won't catch the thread.
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    This video covers all the tension basics. If this fellow can't help you solve your problem, then you need to see a repair shop.

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    I rethreaded the top and that helped. Only one jam after. I noticed the bobbin is getting low. Perhaps I should put on a new one.

    I haven't sewn since 7th grade! Never imagined I'd need that skill again!

    Thank you all for your assistance!

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    Btw, here's the end product. A handful of stuff sacks.

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    Nice job!!!
    Awesome


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    nice job on the stuff sacks. After checking tension/ threading also check/ change needle. One of or a combination of the three usually solves most problems. I always start a large project with a new needle and a full bobbin.

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    I had the same thing happen yesterday, it was the first time it has ever happened. I'm not sure if it was a bad lot of thread or what but I changed out the spool and it didn't happen again.


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