Sewing Machine Skipping Stitches

Learn the common reasons your sewing machine is skipping stitches.

Sewing machine stitch problems with stitch length

check a few possible solutions, including verifying that the machine can still stitch buttonholes correctly and perform other advanced stitching techniques. If tension problems still exist, there may be an electronic issue with the machine

Loose stitches on the bottom of the fabric

If you notice loose stitches or loops forming underneath your fabric, your first step should be to rethread the bobbin thread

Sewing machine stitch problems with stitches with loops

To address this issue, the first thing you should check is the tension of the upper thread. Start with a tension setting of around 3-4 and work up one step if necessary.

See 21 common stitch issues and how to fix them on our website.