Some people use sewing machines to sew their clothing, but some have found that their machines’ thread keeps breaking.
Thread breaking is apparently due to the way that the machine operates. The thread is pulled through the machine by a bobbin, and when it gets too tight, it can break.
Fix the problem by following a few steps, but they all involve getting a new sewing machine or learning to sew properly.
Why is my sewing machine thread breaking?
I’ve been having trouble with my sewing machine’s thread breaking recently. I’ve tried different types of thread, different needles, and even changed the tension setting on the machine, but nothing seems to be working.
I’m not sure what’s causing the thread to break, but I think it might have something to do with how I’m sewing. Maybe it’s because I’m overloading the machine or not using enough pressure? I don’t know for sure, but whatever is causing my thread to break needs to be fixed.
Here are ways for you to troubleshoot why your thread broke on your machine. Here are some of the most common culprits:
- Is the bobbin full? If so, the fabric is likely being pulled too tightly against the spindle. Try reducing the number of stitches per inch or using a looser tension.
- Are you using the right type of thread? Not all threads are created equal, and some may be more prone to breaking than others. Test out different threads to see which one works best for your project.
- Are you using the correct needle size? Sometimes, a too big needle will cause the thread to break. Try going down a size on your needle if this is the case.
- Are you sewing on delicate fabrics? When soft sewing fabrics, it’s essential to use a light hand and avoid over-stitching. Over-stitching can cause the fabric to tear, leading to thread breakage.
Causes of sewing machine thread breakage
There are a few reasons why sewing machine thread can break.
Sometimes the thread is too thick, making it difficult for the needle to penetrate the fabric.
Other times, the thread is too thin, and when the machine moves the fabric around, it causes a break.
And finally, there are times when the tension on the thread is just too high, causing it to break.
In any case, if you’re having trouble with your sewing machine thread breaking, here are some tips to help you out:
- Check the tension of your thread regularly. If it’s too tight, make sure to loosen it up a bit, so it’s not as likely to break.
- Switch to a different needle if you’re having trouble with your thread breaking. Sometimes, another needle will make it easier for the machine to move the fabric around.
- Make sure your machine is properly aligned and ready to go before you start sewing. If your machine isn’t properly adjusted, it is harder for the needle to reach the correct point on the fabric.
- You place the bobbin on the spindle with the “right side” facing up. Make sure the end of the spindle is flush with the top of the bobbin. Wind around the spindle once clockwise. Then wind around again in a counterclockwise direction. When you reach the end of the spindle, stop and remove the bobbin.
- If there are still loose threads at the end, wind another few turns around the spindle and remove it again.
- It may be because you’re not threading the needle properly. Make sure the needle passes through the eye before moving on to the next stitch. If you have to go back and pull the thread through again, likely, you’re not threading it correctly.
- Sometimes we use the reverse stitch button so often that it creates the problem of thread breaking.