I am new here, but I’ve been at CT for years. I am a very novice sewer. I decided to make a duvet cover for my bedroom. I thought I could tackle it because it is just a really really large pillowcase. No problem right? Anyway, I made the duvet without problems so I was really thrilled. Instead of having buttons to close up the open end, I decided to use velcro. I found some that is self-basting and intended for sewing. I have 12 little pieces of velcro to sew on- six hooks, six loops. The first five were moderate successes- a little messier and looser than I would have liked, but a fine enough job. The fourth one has been a miserable failure. I have sewn it and ripped it out at least fifteen -maybe twenty times. Each time, the thread had gotten caught on the bottom and looped around into a huge mess. Sometimes, I didn’t notice until I finished and flipped it over. Other times I couldn’t even contine sewing, it stopped dead in its tracks.
I know my problem is with the thread or bobbin tension. I have played around with both nobs and have yet to find a solution. This is the ONE problem that I have ever had with sewing. I just dont understand why this keeps happening. I dont understand why I could do the first five pieces but then have nothing but failures on the sixth one. What I am doing wrong? I dont sew often, but I would lOVE to solve this problem so that I could enjoy sewing.
The fabric is an average weight 100% cotton bedsheet fabric. I am using a high quality polyester thread.
Thanks a million!