I am waiting on an invite to join a sewing forum, but in the meantime....
I am attempting to teach myself how to sew using scraps of ripstop. I have figured out what all the dials do, and there are four of them. Presser foot tension, top tension, stitch length, and stitch type.
It seems no matter what I do, the same thing keeps happening. Huge knots of thread are developing undernieth. It appears that the top thread is not completing its turn around the bobbin, and it is creating a log jam. This is in turn pulling (pushing?) fabric through the hole in the plate into the bobbin area below.
No matter what I do to settings this keeps happening.
I am using whatever needle came with it and cotton thread, but I would think I could at least throw down some stitches.
Any advice you can give me here would be much appreciated. I am fairly sure I have the machine threaded correctly, but not 100%.
Would this be bobbin tension, or perhaps caused by the needle? Maybe it isn't threaded right. Getting frustrated!