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Needle raises before race foot can catch the thread.

So, bobbin thread does not come up, therefor you get no stitches.

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First Try replacing the needle with brand new one, if that does not work your machine is out time and will need to be Timed by a Sewing Machine repair an

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Thread suddenly jams , bobbin won't turn,after cleaning, re-threading etc makes one stitch with wheel turn then jams again.


Besides installing a brand new needle (which you've already done), unthread the top thread. (Cut the thread below the spool, raise the presser foot, and pull the thread DOWN from the thread tail end--NEVER PULL thread UP!)

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread the top thread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct. Set the upper tension to the midway point and then tweak it so both threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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Jun 24, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Most of the time the bobbin stitch is correct. Occasionally there is a loop in the bobbin thread. Any suggestions as to what this could be?


Is it actually the bobbin thread that loops or is the loop appearing on the underside of the fabric as you stitch? If it is a loop under the fabric, that's usually an indication it is an upper thread issue. Thread irregularities that appear on the topside of the fabric are generally bobbin related.

First thing to try is installing a brand new needle. Verify it is the correct needle for the fabric and thread being used.
All About Needles
Sometimes, the fabric being stitched will "grab" the thread and hold it for a second before releasing and will cause a loop. In this case, a needle with a larger scarf and eye may be helpful.

You might also open the upper tension as much as possible, RAISE the presser foot and run a piece of UNwaxed dental floss through the tension disk a few times to clear out any gunk that may be stuck there. A piece of pearl cotton dipped in rubbing alcohol and squeezed moist/dry will also work.

Remove the upper thread. RAISE the presser foot and rethread the top thread from the beginning. Use only fresh, good quality thread--NO old or bargain bin variety! Try using the same thread in the top and bobbin. Make sure the thread is firmly seated in the tension disk and the thread path is correct. Check that there are no burrs or snags in the thread path that could be catching the upper thread. Especially, check that the thread is not catching on the spool "slit" that holds the thread when in storage. Every time the thread navigates around the thread spool, it could be catching on that slit just enough to cause a loop.

Try changing the bobbin. There could be something amiss with the current bobbin--could be nicked or could even be the wrong bobbin for the machine. Also, make sure the bobbin is loaded and turning the correct direction in the machine.

Set the upper tension to the midway point. This is usually the starting point, although it will probably require some tweaking. Test your stitch and adjust the tension so the upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric. Neither thread should dominate one side of the fabric or the other.

Understanding Thread Tension Threads

Last thing to try is a different presser foot.

If you still have the intermittent loop, you might want to take it for service. Could be a problem within the tension disk.

Nov 05, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Wont sew thread keeps coming out of needle


you have to hold the loose end for a couple stitches when starting off

Dec 16, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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How do i fix the top thread just tangling, looping on the shutter race?


1. Make sure that you are using the right bobbin case. (LX3125) 2. Adjust the tension of the bobbin case. (I've sent a guide for this) Your's is considered the older style.
3. Make sure the bobbin that is used is the right one. If it is too long or too wide it will cause problems.
4. When you insert the bobbin case make sure the lock handle goes down flat with the bobbin case. Also, feel the bobbin case for rough snags.
5. Replace the needle. Insert it the new one in the right direction.
6. Thread the machine (while pressure foot up) according to the directions. While threading give small tugs to check for snags.
7. Place the tension on four. It is ok to feel by hand if this is excess tension.
8. While turning the hand wheel towards you the bobbin thread should rise above the throat plate.
9. This should be ok now. Try it on some old rags. Don't forget to set that bobbin case.

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Jun 08, 2015 | Brother LX3125 Sewing Machine

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Hyundai 8 stitch sewing machine confused beginner!?????


Not familiar with your machine, but an important suggestion for all sewing machines:

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread. If you did not do this, remove the top thread completely from the machine and start over by RAISING the presser foot and following the thread path. (Do NOT miss any thread guides or thread any out of order!)

Lower the presser foot and thread the needle. (The top thread will pull through the needle ONLY if the presser foot is raised!) RAISE the presser foot and pull at least 5 inches of thread through the needle. Insert your fabric. Lower the presser foot. Hold the thread tail gently in your left hand and with the right hand manually turn the handwheel one rotation. The needle should pull the bobbin thread up through the fabric.

While still holding the top thread tail, "sweep" under the presser foot with a stiletto, scissors, a nail file (anything that will fit under the presser foot) to pull the remaining bobbin thread tail above the fabric. Grab both thread tails and pull them under the presser foot toward the back of the machine. Now, you are ready to take your first stitch.

You can gently hold those thread tails while you slowly power the machine to take the first couple of stitches on your fabric.

Jun 27, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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How do i thread my friends machine. It jams every time she starts sewing. Its a husqvarna 200


I can't find a threading diagram for the 100 but this one is for several other husq models, so could be very close for your friends.

http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Viking_Sewing_Machine_threading/Viking_150_185_190_Threading_Diagram.htm

Make sure that the bobbin is going into the bobbin case as per the diagram and is into the tension spring. The bobbin needs to turn anticlockwise when you pull on the thread tail when looking at the bobbin inside the case.

There is also a little springlatch on the bobbin case, you need to hold this to release it from the rotary hook to take out. If this isn't working correctly, it will pop out so you'd need to replace the bobbin case.

Now check the top threading too. ALWAYS raise the pressure foot to open up the tensions. And turn flywheel towards you until needle is at highest position. Now follow the threading diagram ensuring the thread does into each eyelet, then down the needle bar and into the needle eye.

Check tension knob number, should be between 4-6, usually 5.

Raise bottom thread manually through the needle plate by holding top thread tail and turning flywheel towards you through one revolution, catching the bottom thread and pulling it up through the hole in the needle plate.

Make sure that you have a new needle in, flat shank to the back, and the right size for fabric you wish to sew, sharp for wovens, ball point for knits.

Now select your stitch, place fabric under foot, lower pressure foot and while holding both threads behind the foot, start stitching. Hopefully, it will now sew for you.

If you can't get the bottom thread to come up at all then its likely that the timing is out and it will need a service.

May 24, 2011 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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How do i thread my needle with the singer handy stitch?


  1. Loosen needle screw & insert needle with shank's flat side facing front of machine. Push needle in all the way, then tighten screw to hold needle in place.
  2. Install a fully wound bobbin by loosening bobbin nut & placing bobbin on top. Re-attach bobbin nut & tighten. If standard thread spool will be used, then attach spool pin to bobbin shaft & place thread spool onto shaft. Attach white spool cap on end of thread spool, then tighten. Bobbin/spool should unwind facing forward toward needle.
  3. Bring end of thread through thread guides & over tension control. Pass end of thread through needle eye, from back to front, & pull it out about two inches.
  4. A spring pushes pressor foot onto fabric that is being sewn, so lift pressor foot & place fabric underneath.
  5. Turn large handwheel on side of machine (handwheel can be turned in either direction) to raise needle arm to its highest position.
  6. Holding the Handy Stitch in place with your right hand, press on power switch & begin sewing. Guide fabric (being sewn) with your left hand.
  7. To end this sewing session, turn off power. Turn handwheel to raise needle to its highest position. Carefully pull out about three inches of thread through needle & snip, then lift pressor foot to remove fabric. Turn fabric over & loop needle threader through last stitch. Place end of thread from underside through eye of needle threader, & pull to loop through. Pull to tighten and snip end of thread.

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Thread jams in bobbin case


Open the bobbin area and make sure it is clean.

Change to a new needle.

Thread the machine with the presser foot up.

Make sure the bobbin thread is feeding in the correct direction from the bobbin spool and through the guide on the bobbin case.

Take hold of the end of the top thread and lower, then raise the needle to pull the bobbin thread up.

Take hold of both thead ends and pull them under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.

Place fabric under the presser foot. Lower and hand walk the first couple of stitches.

When sewing, and you need to stop to adjust the fabric, make sure the needle is down into the fabric. This will keep the stitch from malformation and causing a possible tangle.

If you need a manual, you can download one free at the Brother website.

Mar 20, 2010 | Singer 3116 Simple

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Hd-110 can't pull up the bobbin thread


If the needle will not catch the bobbin thread, try replacing the needle and make sure the flat side of the needle shaft is facing the back of the machine.

Always thread a sewing machine with the presser foot up.

Lower and raise the threaded needle, while holding onto the end of the thread. This will pull up the bobbin thread.

Take both thread ends under the presser foot and to the back of the sewing machine.

Hand Walk the needle a couple of stitches before using the power pedal.

Mar 19, 2010 | Singer HD-110 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Can not get the brother XL2600i to stitch the top thread does not catch the thread coming out of the bobbin. so it does not stitch


Make sure the needle has been properly installed - flat side to the back of the machine.

Thread the top thread with the presser foot up - always.

Make sure the bobbin thread is feeding from the bobbin spool in the correct direction and through the correct guides.

Hold onto the thread tail at the needle and lower (by hand and not the power pedal) and raise the needle to pull the bobbin thread to the top of the machine.

Take both thread tails under the presser foot and to the back of the machine before you begin to sew.

Feb 18, 2010 | Brother XL-2600I

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