Is my machine working correctly?
Hi, I am an absolute beginner and am using a Singer Inspiration 4220. I am using it for the 1st time. When I do a straight stitch, the side of the fabric that is facing me looks fine. But the other side shows one thread looping around the other thread that forms a straight line; this is not right, is it?. Shouldn’t both sides look the same?
I increased the tension and I still see the loops on one side. Is the machine defective?
I am trying to make a hem and have to have the right side of the fabric facing me (hence I can’t see where the hem is or where I am supposed to sew). I have to do it this way so the stitches will look nice on the right side of the fabric. Not having the hem facing me can’t be correct. I should be facing the wrong side of the fabric when sewing the hem (e.g. the folded hem should be facing up/facing me).
Thanks for any insight.