Revealing the Mystery of Bobbin Thread Showing on the Top of Your Fabrics
Have you ever seen your bobbin thread showing on top of your fabrics? This phenomenon is quite common in sewing projects, so there’s no need to be alarmed. But why does it happen? Here are some likely explanations:
The Upper Tension is Set Too Loose
One of the most common reasons for your bobbin thread showing on the top of your fabrics is due to the upper tension being set too loose. To fix this issue, you can adjust your machine for the correct tension.
The Bobbin is Wrongly Inserted
Another common cause of your bobbin thread showing on top could be due to a wrongly inserted bobbin. This could be due to:
- Not winding the bobbin loosely enough. Make sure it is not wound too tightly or too loosely!
- The thread is not loaded onto the bobbin in the correct direction or tightness. Make sure the thread is loaded and wound tightly in the direction indicated by the arrows.
The Presser Foot is Not Lowered
Also, ensure that the presser foot is lowered before starting to sew. If it is not lowered, the fabric will be pushed up, external of the presser foot and the bobbin thread will be visible on the top.
Incorrect Thread Orientation
Sometimes, the bobbin thread may show the top due to incorrect thread orientation. Make sure the top thread is threaded from left to right, and the bobbin thread from right to left. Also, remember to backstitch to prevent the thread from slipping.
It’s normal for your bobbin thread to show on top once in a while but in case it happens frequently, then you should try to diagnose and fix the issue. Hopefully, these tips will help you out!
3. Have you tried re-threading the top thread?
Yes I have tried re-threading the top thread on the sewing machine. It is important to ensure that the thread is properly in the needle eye before sewing so that it will feed smoothly through the machine. Additionally, it is also important to check that the bobbin is correctly threaded, as an improperly threaded bobbin can cause the machine to jam.
4. Have you tried re-threading the bobbin thread?
Yes, I have tried re-threading the bobbin thread. The first step is to make sure the presser foot is raised, and then remove the bobbin case from the machine. Next, check the bobbin thread tension and adjust it if necessary. Replace the bobbin case, and then thread the bobbin following the instructions on the machine or in the manual. Finally, pull the thread up through the needle plate and bring the thread around the tension disk.
2. Is your top thread tension set correctly?
In order to set the top thread tension correctly, you need to test it by sewing a few lines of stitching. If the top thread is too loose, the bobbin thread will show on top of the material, and if the top thread is too tight, the stitches will not form properly. Once you have determined the correct tension, adjust the tension dial on the machine.
The correct tension will depend on the type, weight and texture of the material and the type of stitch you are making. Always refer to the manufacturers’ instruction manual for the recommended settings.