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Posted on: 11/10/08 11:57 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 6 people   Very Helpful by 1 people   
I recently learned from the sewing machine repairman that dark colors in fabric and thread can affect sewing machine tension over time. A dark color requires more dye which makes fabric and thread heavier. Mr. Repairman showed me how to make a slight adjustment in bobbin tension if my stitch balance goes "off" again.

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grammikins said... (10/27/09 9:34 PM) Reply
Wow, who knew? Thanks for the tip.
Joni2 said... (11/19/08 4:02 PM) Reply
I haven't made an adjustment, but was shown by the repairman how to do it. I've read that changing bobbin tension should be a rarely-needed thing--a last resort when nothing else explains tension problems. I would make any change in small increments and then test the results.
Wally08 said... (11/18/08 8:12 PM) Reply
What is the slight adjustment, so we can do it too?
Joni2 said... (11/18/08 7:32 PM) Reply
My Singer has a very small opening in the front for a tiny screwdriver that allows the bobbin tension to be adjusted. A lot of bobbin cases have a small adjustment screw on the outside of the case itself for increasing or decreasing the bobbin tension.
j222b said... (11/11/08 12:56 PM) Reply
So what exactly did MR repairman show you as to the adjustment of bobbin tension? Maybe his suggestion can be applied to other machines?
ryansmumAria said... (11/11/08 9:33 AM) Reply
how interesting- thanks for sharing!
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