Adjusting upper tension – SINGER W511 User Manual

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To increase upper tension, turn upper tension
regulator to higher number.

To decrease upper tension, turn upper tension
regulator to lower number.
Turning tension regulator from "0” to “9” will

increase tension. Normal sewing is performed
between “4” and “5”.

Note; Normal stitches will be performed on the red

zone at 4, 5 and 6 for regular cotton threads.

Fig. t

Fig. 2

Fig. 3

Proper Tension

Upper Thread Tension Too Loose

Upper Thread Tension Too Tight

A perfect straight stitch will be formed with both

threads interlocking in fabric as shown in Fig. 1.

When using the zig zag stitch for embroidery

(satin stitching), decrease upper tension so that

top surface will look smooth at the expense of the
bottom surface.