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Thread pickup i have a vx-1120 basic sewing machine and my problem is that the needle will not pick up the thread from the bobbin.

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  • sonneflwr Sep 29, 2008

    the needle is new and correct according to the book.

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I don't know this machine but most machines....You are either using a bent, or incorrect needle. Size matters! If you have the correct needles and they are not damaged in anyway then it may be timing. Unlikely but possible.

one more thing...Are you turning the handwheel in the correct direction?

Bonnie

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    Bonnie Spialek Sep 29, 2008

    humm ..how old is the machine? If it's not the needle than the only thing might be timing, of course depending on the machine. I wish I could tell you more but I only really know janomes.

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I have a brother vx1100 sewing machine and I forgot how to combine the bobin thread with the upper thread to start sewing please help


ono secret
just pull the bobbin thread down the slot in the bobbin holder and under the spring plate
leave about 6 " thread loose and put the bobbin and holder back in the machine
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or use a bit of scrap material and start a short sew

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Install a brand new needle. Make sure it is installed correctly.

Remove the bobbin/bobbin case from the machine. Check that the bobbin is turning the correct direction and the bobbin tension is threaded correctly. Reinstall the bobbin case and confirm that it is latched into place.

Retest your machine. Slowly turn the handwheel and watch the needle descend and see if it picks up the bobbin thread. If not, then there is probably a sewing machine timing issue. Take it for service.

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Make sure you are using a brand new needle. Bent/damaged/dull needles frequently will fail to pick up the thread.

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There are web sites and videos available that discuss sewing machine timing, or you can take it for service.

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If a new needle doesn't work, then most likely the machine has a needle/hook timing issue (the needle is arriving at the bobbin at the wrong time to connect with the bobbin thread).

There are many web sites and videos explaining sewing machine timing. Or you can take it for service.

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Hold onto the end of the top thread at the needle and hand walk the needle down and back up. This should bring the bobbin thread up. Take both thread ends under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.

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