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Thread: help with 99K

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    Junior Member Briarberry's Avatar
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    I know this should be under Vintage Machines but it's not a choice so hopefully it will eventually find its way there.
    I recently bought a 99K and love it, but when I sew on it, it pulls the bottom fabric up ever so slightly into the stitching. I have tried adjusting the tension but that doesn't seem to be the problem. Does anyone have any other suggestions? It runs beautifully otherwise and I really don't want to have it serviced right now unless absolutely necessary. Thanks.

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    If you have fabric that's puckering, it's a tension issue. My 201 did that when I first got it, even tho the stitched were locked between the layers, I got a lovely, slightly gathered seam which was NOT my objective! ;)

    Refer to your manual for adjusting the tension...

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    It sounds like the bobbin tension may be too high for the thread in use.

    Turn the adjustment screw on the bobbin case counterclockwise about a quarter-turn at a time, testing after each adjustment until you get a nice smooth seam with even stitches.

    You may then have to adjust the needle thread tension downward so as to balance the tensions and create good lock-stitches. :)

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    Thanks I'll try the suggestions.

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