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Thread Tension

Thread Tension – how taught the thread is going through the sewing machine. #threadtension

Thread Tension

Thread Tension - how taught the thread is going through the sewing machine. #threadtension

This week’s Thread Thursday is about Thread Tension. The tension of the thread is controlled in Two spots.

Tension is how taught or tight the thread is traveling through the sewing machine.

  • Top – Where the top thread travels through the tension discs, they are at the top of your sewing machine.
  • Bottom – In the bobbin case.

The Top Tension

The top tension is easy to adjust by changing the dial at the top. You’d adjust this for the thickness of fabrics and/or button holes.

The settings go from 0 to 9. Most people suggest using 4.5 for default sewing. The higher the number, the more tension and where the discs move closer together. While the lower number setting, decreases the tension and moves the disc further apart.

So a 0 thread tension setting means the least amount of tension, a 9 thread tension setting is the most tension.

The Bottom Tension

While the bottom bobbin tension is adjusted by a screw near the bottom bobbin case. This tension, you would rarely ever adjust for sewing.

You adjust this setting to adjust for thin or thicker threads. In some cases, after many years of use, the screw may need to be readjusted.

Just think top to adjust for the thickness of fabrics and the bottom to adjust for the thickness of thread.

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