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Unread 05-14-2015, 08:18 PM   #1
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Thread tangles while sewing knit. Help?

Somebody help me, lol. Every time I go to sew my jersey knit fabric, the underside always ends up a tangled mess. It usually appears to be sewing fine, but sometimes it will stop completely and the machine eats my fabric. :/ I've tried both universal needles and ballpoint needles. It's set to the stretch stitch length, and I've tried a straight stitch, an overlock, and a zigzag stitch. The overlock stitch looked the best as far as what the seam looked like when stretched, but it still gets tangled on the bottom.

Is there something obvious I'm missing? Helllpp, lol.
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Unread 05-14-2015, 09:57 PM   #2
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Have you tried cleaning the lint out of the bobbin area? Rethreading the machine from scratch?
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Unread 05-15-2015, 04:06 AM   #3
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Have you tried adjusting the tension? You might also want to take the bobbin out and make sure nothing (thread, etc.) is stuck in the gears. Make sure you machine and bobbin are threaded correctly... some bobbins prefer one direction (clockwise vs counter-clockwise.) Though sometimes machines sometimes just hate the thread...
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