Adjusting needle thread tension, Adjusting needle-thread tension – SINGER 8234 User Manual
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The pressure dial regulates the pressure that
the presser foot exerts on the fabric. Correct
pressure is important because it enables the
fabric to feed smoothly and evenly, without
The NORM (normal) setting is an all purpose
setting that can be used for sewing a wide
variety of fabrics of different weights and
textures. Intermediate notched settings above
and below NORM (normal) are also provided.
When you need extra control to sew, regulate
the setting to heavier or lighter pressure to
suit the fabric being used.
Lower the foot before setting pressure.
® To increase pressure, turn dial from NORM
To decrease pressure, turn dial from NORM
toward ^ .
m For darning, set dial on g .
REGULATING PRESSER FOOT PRESSURE
ADJUSTING NEEDLE THREAD TENSION
Correct tension is important because too
much or too little will weaken your seams or
cause your fabric to pucker.
Zig-Zag stitching requires less needle thread
tension than straight stitching.
Make a test sample with the fabric and thread
you plan to use so that you can adjust the
A well balanced stitch, as shown in illustration
A, will have the needle and bobbin threads
locked between the two layers of fabric with
no loops on top or bottom and no puckers.
The tension dial regulates the degree of
according to the type of thread and fabric you
use. The numbers on the dial eliminate guess
If the fabric puckers B, decrease tension. If
the stitches in your test sample look loose C,
increase needle thread tension.
® To decrease tension, turn dial to lower
® To increase tension, turn dial to higher