Regulating thread tension, Needfe-ttiread tension, Bobbin-thread tension – SINGER 714 Graduate User Manual
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REGULATING THREAD TENSION
Correct tension Is important because too much
or too little will weaken your seams or cause
your fabric to pucker. Make a test sample with
the fabric and thread you plan to use, and ex
amine it A perfect stitch will have the needle
and bobbin threads looked between the two
layers of fabric with no loops on top or bottom
and no puckers.
The tension dial regulates the degree of ten
sion on your needle thread. Set it according to
the type of thread and fabric you use. The
numbers on the dial eliminate guesswork in
If the stitches in your test sample look loose,
increase needle-thread tension. If the fabric
puckers, decrease tension.
♦ To increase tension, turn dial to higher num
• To decrease tension, turn dial to lower num
Bobbm-thread tension is controlled by a screw
located on the bobbin case. You will seldom
need to adjust bobbin-thread tension since It
is usually possible to obtain the correct bal
On those rare occasions when it becomes
necessary to adjust the bobbin-thread ten
sion, use the small tension screwdriver fur
nished with your accessories, A very slight
turn on the screw nearest the thread slot on
the bobbin case will produce a noticeable
change in bobbin-thread tension.
^ To increase tension, turn screw clockwise,
* To decrease tension, turn screw counter