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Winding on bobbin thread

As I remember, to wind a bobbin, I simply need to place it on the top holder, snap the plastic thing right next to it close and press the pedal to start the motor. However, nothing happens. otherwise, the machine sews just fine, I simply can't wind a bobbin. am I forgetting a button/ sthg? I hadn't used it for a while. thank you for any ideas.

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How do you wind the bobbin


Most bobbin winding procedures are very generic. There is a small peg on top of the machine and a lever to snap the peg against or the peg itself moves toward a stationery lever. Leave thread on machine like you would begin sewing but u thread the machine. There should be a thread holder of some kind on top to run thread through to hold tension. Wind thread a few times around bobbin and put bobbin on the peg on top of machine. Push lever toward bobbin peg or peg toward lever (whichever moves) and arrow by peg should show which direction thread will wind. Then push pedal and away you go...hope that helps.

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How to fill a bobbin on Virtuosa 150


Put the thread spool on the vertical spool holder with a sponge pad underneath. Wind the thread off the spool and through the small wire thread guide next to the spool holder. Take the thread across the top of the sewing arm to the tension unit just next to the gap in the case through which the thread is normally threaded - the tension unit looks like the top of a shiny screw without the slots in it. Wind the thread in a clockwise direction around the tension unit once and pull the thread with a bit of tension until it slips into the sprung gap around the underside of the shiny part. Slip the end of the thread through one of the holes in the bobbin and, preferably, wind a few turns on, then push the bobbin onto the bobbin winder shaft at the right-hand end of the top of the machine. Turn the bobbin clockwise by hand a few more times to make sure the thread is 'locked' onto the bobbin and then just push the lever adjacent to the bobbin winder to the left. To wind the bobbin, you then press the foot controller and either stop when you've got enough thread on the bobbin or let it stop automatically when full. Make sure you dont go so fast that the spool rattles-around on the spool holder otherwise this could spoil the way the bobbin gets filled.

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The bobbin thread keeps breaking! It is very loose and then snaps?? I've replaced the needle to make sure it was sharp, I bought the highest grade thread I could find, adjusted the tension... then...


Sounds more like the way the bobbin has been wound, is it loose and uneven or tight and smooth. Is it properly into the tension spring? being loose doesn't sound right, a thread under correct bobbin tension is usually pretty firm.

Is it loaded into the bobbin holder the right way ?

Also check the bobbin itself hasn't been damaged in some way, not worn/bent. It needs to turn smoothly in the bobbin holder so if one edge has been bent a little this will cause problems.

When winding bobbins, you must have tension on the thread so it winds smoothly with consistent tension on the thread. Most machines have a little tension disc on top or the thread goes through the regular tensioner in order to achieve this. But I always wind bobbins at about 3/4 speed and also add a little extra tension by holding my scissors handle on top of the thread spool so it doesnt bounce around. Also start winding with a little tail pulled through a hole on top of the bobbin and wind until this starting end is covered, then stop and snip off the tail. Then continue winding and watch the thread, giving it a nudge so that it fills evenly across the bobbin, not just all in the middle.

Think of it like the garden hose reel; if you wind it really fast the hose all goes into the middle of the reel, then jams up and you can't get the whole hose onto it. Same thing, wind smoothly and evenly across the whole depth of the bobbin so that the thread is smooth and even. Then when the thread feeds off it will be smooth evenly tensioned and should stitch out evenly.

There is some good trouble shooting information on this page too which might help you to work out what is causing this thread breakage.
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I have an elna lotus sewing machine and have refilled the bobbin but cant remember how the bobbin goes back into its place. the machine will sew for awhile and then the cotton gets tangled .can you help...


Is this a Swiss made Elna Lotus with top loading bobbin (check machine plate on right beside power inlet for manufacture details) ? (the original Lotus was released back in 60's but that name has been reused on a number of different models since, some made under licence elsewhere) If yes, then the following applies:

Bobbin should have holes on one side only, always wind it with the holes on top and load it into the bobbin holder the same way so it is rotating anti clockwise when you pull the thread.

Drop wound bobbin into bobbin holder and, while holding the bobbin still with one finger, pull the thread tail towards you into the tension spring, then press down on the thread until you hear it "Click" into the tension spring.

Then hand wind the fly wheel towards you while holding the top thread tail to catch the bottom thread and bring it up to the top needle plate, close the back sliding plate over the bobbin.

Other thing with these machines is ALWAYS hold the two thread tails firmly when you start a new seam so the threads don't get pulled down into the bobbin holder area. Really important.
You can dowload a manual from www.arizonaexpressionz.com for most of the Swiss machines.

If it is not Swiss made one, then your bobbin may be vertical front loading (like the Brothers).

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I am a beginner sewer, I just purchased the Emerald 203...I can't remember how to get the bobbins threaded, I looked in the manual, but it doesn't say how to thread it or how to thread a bobbin, which is...


The Husq Vik. machines have a raised white arrow that guides you in threading and winding bobbins. There are 2 ways to wind a bobbin. The one that I prefer is by threading the machine.

Begin by raising the needle to the highest position. This is done by turning the fly wheel towards you until the needle is at highest point.

Next, Place your spool of thread on the thread spool, with the thread coming over the top like a roll of toilet paper. Make sure you have a spool cap at each end of the spool. (your mannual will tell you what the parts are if you do not know what I am talking about).

Next, take your thread to the left, you should see a "track to follow". You will go left for a very short distance, then straight down (still following in the track), when you get to the bottom of the track, you make a "u-turn" up moving the thread to the take-up-lever. If you do not see the take-up-lever, you do not have the needle in it's highest position. Hook your thread around the take-up-lever from right to left.

Then follow the track down to the needle. You have a thread guide that hooks to the left just at the top of the needle - slip the thread in that guide by moving left to right. Thread the needle from front to back.

You should have it threaded now and ready to wind a bobbin. Simply take the thread under the presser foot and to the right - make sure the presser foot is raised. Also, always make sure to use a metal, not a plastic, foot when using this method.

Hold your bobbin with the writing side (crown on it) facing up. Wrap your thread around it clockwise about 4 times. Place bobbin on the bobbin winder. (top far right of machine close to fly wheel.) Make sure it is snapped down.

Push bobbin up to engage and lock. Slowly step on foot pedal. Bobbin should begin winding. Do not wind too full. Leave about 1/16 around to allow the bobbin to move freely in the bobbin case.

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Some threads, the kind that can stretch slightly when pulled, shouldn't be wound through the needle at all. Instead go through the first guilde and then straight down to the little metal "button like" guide and then to the bobbin. It will create much less tension on the thread and wind it much better.

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1. Push in indent (illustration 1) on hand wheel disc. This will stop the needle from moving.
2. Place spool of thread on spool pin.
3. Slide spool pin holder/cap (illustration 2) firmly over rim of spool to prevent thread from tangling.

1. Push in indent (illustration 1) on hand wheel disc. This will stop the needle from moving.
2. Place spool of thread on spool pin.
3. Slide spool pin holder/cap (illustration 2) firmly over rim of spool to prevent thread from tangling.

4. Lead thread passing it first through the lower slot of the thread guide. Next through the upper slot, leading the thread to the right and around (illustration 3).
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7. Pass thread end, from inside, through small hole in rim of bobbin.
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9. Cut thread; push bobbin to the left and remove it from bobbin winder pin.
10. Trim thread end from top of bobbin.
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Unable to wind bobin og CS6000 Brother sewng machine


I have the same machine and this is how I do it. If this doesn't work, then it must have a problem and not because you have done it incorrectly.

Thread the main thread on machine as shown.
Pull the end of the thread throw the top hole in the bobbin roll ( you know the little clear thing where the bobbin thread will be wind on.
Place it on the bobbin holder and push that unit to the right to touch the thing there on the right....Now turn on your machine. Either by using the sew button or using the foot pedal.
This should work...

Good luck.

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Unthread the machine
Open the top of the machine and take the thread and place it through one of the whole in the bobbin (from inside to outside) and pre-wind to secure the thread around the bobbin
Wrap the thread around the far left feeder knob on the top and put the bobbin on the bobbin holder in the top right-hand side
Push the bobbin to the right until it snaps in place (it will click)
On the outside of the machine, un-secure the hand sewing wheel so that it is loose
Power the pedal and watch the bobbin load
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