The needle thread will not pick up the bobbin thread
Everything looks right -- I have rethreaded the machine and rewound the bobbin several times and changed the needle. I took it apart and cleaned an oiled it, but still the top thread will not pick up the bobbin thread.
My machine is a Bernina 1260 -- not listed in the product list.
Re: The needle thread will not pick up the bobbin thread
It looks right but its not. Try looking on the internet for threading instructions. The bobbin winds in two directions, I have never saw a Bernina but I have 2 new machines and the thread goes in and then threads back to the left. Its hard to describe. But if the bobbin isn't right it will not pick up the thread. Write to Bernina for instructions. There are websites that have the directions for free.
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Install a brand new needle--make sure the flat side is facing the correct direction. Remove all the thread. RAISE the presser foot and rethread everything from the beginning. Make sure the bobbin is threaded properly.
Hand rotate the handwheel one full turn and see if it picks up the bobbin thread. If not, make sure you are using the correct needles.
Open the bobbin door and while watching the needle action, watch when the needle comes down, is it looping to catch the bobbin thread? If it's not, then it could be a needle/hook timing problem.
the needle thread is not picking up the bobbin thread
could be a case of needle /hook timing, not pulling the bobbin thread down the slot in the bobbin case to under the spring
Take it to a sewing machine repair shop for a service
Try changing the needle--make sure the needle is inserted correctly
Try rethreading the machine top and bobbin
Make sure the bobbin is turned the correct way In the bobbin case
It's possible that the machine needs to be checked for a timing problem
try rethreading the machine top and bobbin--make sure to use every thread guide try changing the needle--make sure the needle is turned the right way and inserted correctly into the needle holder make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case and if the machine still will not pick up the bobbin thread it would be a good idea to have the machine checked to see if the timing is ok.
here is a link for a free manual just incase you don't have one
try changing the needle make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case make sure the bobbin is not over filled make sure the bobbin is not damaged it's very possible that the machine could be slightly out of time
try these suggestions
Not picking up thread can be several issues
1.bobbin is miss wound
2. bobbin case isn't snapped in properly
3. you're using the wrong type bobbin
4. needle is bent or burred
5. check bobbin area for lint & loose threads
6. little oil--check operation manual for this
7.machine is out of time --done by service tech
8.check automatic thread cutter to see if it’s bent
but most of the time the issue is once again mis-threading or the thread coming off take up lever
sewing machine needles put in incorrectly
Check & make sure needle is in the needle holder correctly. Check your manual for threading diagram check bobbin area including case for lint & loose threads
Take the needle plate off & clean under neath it ( if your machine has screws that hold the needle plate on be careful NOT TO DAMAGE THE SCREWS) because a damaged screw that has a burr on it can pull fabric
Each time you start to sew 1.make sure there’s 2 to 3 inches of top thread when you put the needle down for the bobbin thread
2.make sure there is a 2 to 3 inch of bobbin thread so the top thread can pick it up
3.Pull the tail of the top and bobbin thread behind the presser foot
hope these help--please rate this with the thumbs in the upper right hand corner-thank you
if your machine's needle threads from front to back, make sure that the flat part of the needle shank points to the rear of the machine. If it threads from left to right, the flat side should face right, etc.