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Bobbin thread keeps breaking and bunching up

I try to sew and the bobbin starts knocking and the thread starts breaking and bunching up.

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    same thing keeps happening to me

  • mkyplum Jan 03, 2009

    Same problem. It appears that the bobbin holder is sliding to the right and getting hung up on it. Any ideas to stop this?

  • babyjade Jan 07, 2009

    when i sew the thread keeps breaking. what can i do?



  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    sewing good then the thread starts to bunch up on the under side of the materal

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Check ur bobbin holder

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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