My Seams Are Coming Out Puckered
Try these fixes:
Decrease the tension on your machine
It may be too tight for your fabric.
Change your needle
It may be blunt or dull. And make sure the needle you’re using is appropriate for the weight and type
of your fabric.
Change your stitch length
It may be too long or too short for the type of fabric you're sewing.
Change your presser foot
Use the kind of presser foot most appropriate for your fabric. Consult your machine’s manual for
Change your thread
If your upper thread and bobbin threads are different types, try using the same thread for both. Or
your thread may be too thick for your fabric – especially if you’re sewing a sheer, lightweight fabric.
Don’t stretch your fabric as you sew
Just guide your fabric, letting it feed on its own.
Change the pressure of your presser foot
It may be too light or too heavy for your fabric.
Change your needle plate
If you’re using a needle plate with a wide hole and sewing a thin or sheer fabric, your fabric may be
getting pushed into the hole as you sew. Try switching to a needle plate with a small hole (a straight
stitch needle plate).
(Important: After changing your needle plate, check to make sure your needle aligns perfectly with
this smaller hole before starting to sew. A misaligned needle could hit the plate and break, which could
be dangerous. And make sure to change your needle plate back for zigzag and other wide stitches.)
Use a stabilizer underneath your fabric
If you’re sewing a thin or sheer fabric, this may stop the puckering.
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