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Bobin Problems I was sewing recently and my thread got tangled I believe in the bobin casing. I pulled all the tangled thread out and re-threaded the needle and the bobin case. Bobin thread is not catching. Is this a promlem I can fix on my own? Any suggesstion on what to do?

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Try changing your needle.

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