Your question: What is embroidery tension?

What tension should I use for thin fabric?

Use size 70/10 for really thin cotton like voile, size 80/12 for light to medium weight cotton, and 90/14 for thick cotton like denim.

Why is my thread bunching underneath?

A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.

Why does my embroidery look messy?

These embroidery machines are designed to pull the top thread down to the back and cut both the bobbin and needle thread at once. This process does leave a set of tails on the back side of the fabric. … So much so, that the threads being cut start to look messy on the back.

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