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How to Adjust Bobbin Tension on a Necchi

By Sharideth Smith
Standard bobbin with tension screw.

The Italian made Necchi isn't the most common name in sewing machines. However, it is one of the most reliable. Being an imported item may make them hard to come by, but, thanks to the Internet, parts and manuals are just a few key strokes away. With newer models, the parts, including the bobbin, have become more standardized and can be bought at any sewing supply store. If the bobbin is beyond repair and you can no longer adjust the tension, you can buy a brand new one for about $17.00 as of January 2011.

Raise the needle to its highest point. Bobbins cannot be removed when the needle is down.

Press the switch to the left of the hinged door below the needle to open the bobbin compartment.

Pull the hinge latch on the bobbin to release it from the compartment.

Use the jeweler's screwdriver to turn the tension screw on the top of the bobbin. Turn it right to tighten and left to loosen. The thread should pull steadily and evenly without hesitation or being completely loose.

Tip

The tension screw can work itself loose and fall out entirely. If the screw is completely gone, you can order a new one online or buy one directly from your local sewing supply store.

About the Author

Since 1995, Sharideth Smith has written everything from 400-word blog posts to political platforms. Her work has been featured on various online publications and she has a solid following on her own website where she has been doling out relationship advice since 2009.