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When I wind the bobbin thread it does it way too loose and can't

Be used. I follow step by step instructions in my manual but it doesn't seem to wind right. My machine is working fine with an older previous wound bobbin but it is almost out of thread so I need to find out what is wrong, have tried different threads and bobbins but nothing works. Seems like it is some kind of tension problem. sure would appreciate hilp. Thanks, Diana Killian

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Sounds like you don't have the thread going around all the guides they are what puts tension on the thread when winding the bobbin

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Tighten The Tension On Your Sewing Machine. If This Doesn't Help Please Let Me Know. Please Post The Entire Tittle On The Problem As It Cuts The End Of And Only Shows( When I Wind The Bobbin Thread Is Too)

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  1. Remove the bobbin from the sewing machine. Open the bobbin door, then release the bobbin by pulling up on this lever.
  2. Pull the bobbin housing out. Lift the lever and pull the bobbin housing out of the machine.
  3. Tip the bobbin housing over and let the bobbin fall into your hand. If the bobbin had another color thread on it, you can use a new bobbin. Just make sure the bobbin you wind begins empty.
  4. Place your selected thread onto the spindle and insert a holder over it, if there is one. Many machines just use gravity to retain the thread, so if your spindle is vertical and you have no such part, don't worry about it.

    • If this is a brand new spool of thread, you may need to free the end. Look for a small notch on one end of the spool. You may have to peel back the label a bit to get at it.

  5. Loop the free end of the thread over the bobbin tensioner and any hooks on it. The location of this part varies, but it generally looks about like this.
  6. Thread the end of the thread through the hole in the side of the bobbin.
  7. Press the bobbin all the way onto the bobbin winding spindle. Make sure any springs or clips engage. Put it on so that the end of the thread that you put through the hole sticks out towards you.
  8. Disengage the needle mechanism. Many machines have this control in the hand wheel. The sewing machine may run faster when winding a bobbin than when sewing, and you don't want the needle bobbing up and down wildly.
  9. Engage the bobbin winding mechanism. On some machines, it's done by pushing the bobbin spindle over. You may also need to move the stitch selector to a bobbin winding position.
  10. Hold the free end of the thread and, keeping fingers clear of all moving parts, press the foot pedal or knee lever. The bobbin spindle will turn.

    • If you have the bobbin threaded correctly, the bobbin will wind smoothly, evenly, and snugly, with perhaps a slight bulge in the middle.
    • You can let go of the end of the thread as soon as there's enough thread on the bobbin to hold itself in place so it won't slip out.

  11. Fill the bobbin completely. It may seem like a lot of thread, but you don't want to run out too soon while you're sewing. Many machines have a built-in device to stop winding when the bobbin is full, often a small blade that automatically cuts the thread when the wound bobbin is full. If your machine has such a device, let it tell you how much to fill the bobbin. If not, fill the bobbin no further than its edges.
  12. Hold the bobbin and case so that they are oriented as shown. Check that the bobbin will unwind in the correct direction.
  13. Insert the bobbin into the bobbin case.
  14. Pull the thread under the bobbin tensioner (a thin metal tab). The thread should advance with a little resistance when you pull at it.
  15. Lift the tab on the bobbin case and hold it as shown.
  16. Insert the bobbin case into its housing. Make sure it is all the way engaged and that the direction is correct. The bobbin case shouldn't spin and shouldn't come loose when you release the tab.
  17. Re-engage the needle, disengage the bobbin winder, and set the machine back to a straight, forward stitch.
  18. Thread the top thread as usual, and hold the end of it with your free hand.
  19. Turn the hand wheel, moving the top towards yourself. One full rotation should do it. The top thread will pass around the bobbin.
  20. The bobbin thread will raise. Watch as the top thread pulls the bobbin thread up through the plate under the presser foot.
    • You can pass the closed ends of a pair of scissors under the presser foot to help pull the thread up and out.

    • If the free ends don't advance a bit when you pull them gently, rotate the hand wheel a bit until they do. Generally, the needle will need to be at the top of its travel.
  21. Pull the loose ends to extend them, and continue to hold them firmly so they don't get tangled as you begin to sew.
  22. Close the bobbin door before sewing.

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How to switch the machine to work from putting thread to bobbin to work to sew is there a swith . my machine is singer sewing machine mon ami 387

Perhaps an instruction video or your user manual would be helpful:

SINGER Sewing Machine Threading Tutorial

If you have wound a bobbin and now wish to sew, it is necessary to disable the bobbin winding mechanism.

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I just inherited another Huqvarna (this is a model 630). It was working great until I wound a bobbin on it. After I removed the filled bobbin the machine won't move the needle up and down (but the bobbin...

I do not know the Husqvarna Viking 630. However, I have used the Viking 6690 and it has a similar on-the-side bobbin winding routine. I suspect that you failed to move the bobbin winding mechanism back into the sewing position. Look closely at the area around the bobbin winding spindle. It looks like there is a lever below the spindle. Does this need to be moved or rotated? Double check the steps in the manual and check that you did the opposite steps of preparing to wind the bobbin.

On the 6690, you pull out a knob after removing the bobbin. (You push this piece in and put the bobbin onto the now exposed spindle for winding.)

I hope this helps.

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The tension on the bobbin is giving big loops and then breaking

This could be one of the following:
  • wrong bobbin for the machine
  • bobbin loaded the wrong way - must rotate anticlockwise when you pull the thread
  • thread not into the tension spring/device on the bobbin holder correctly
  • bobbin wound badly, uneven tension, loose or uneven across the bobbin
  • poor quality or old dry brittle thread could cause the breaking (but the loops is definitely tension issues).
This is a top loading bobbin machine machine and you can download a manual from

Here is the threading diagram from the manual.

tally_girl_21.jpg It is important to click the thread down into the tension spring on all top loading bobbin machines and then pull gently on the thread to check that it is under tension, you should feel firm resistance when you pull the thread. If not, then take it out, and try again.

Other thing to look at is how the bobbin is wound. It is necessary to wind a bobbin smoothly and with some tension on the spool as the thread comes off it. Best analogy is the garden hose reel. If you wind it up and don't control where the hose goes onto the reel it will all lump up in the middle, and you won't get all the hose onto it. And then when you go to pull the hose out, it will jam and be difficult to pull. Same with bobbin thread. You want a nice neat even fill across the whole width of the bobbin, not just the middle. To achieve this make sure you use the bobbin winder tension disc when winding. Also use the spool cap on top of the thread spool to stop it from bouncing around as it unwinds - the thread will then wind off around the spool cap and this keeps it running smoothly and not twisting and jerking. If you don't have a spool cap then put the curved handle of a pair of scissors on top of the thread spool to tension it while you wind the bobbin. Also watch the bobbin as it winds, give the thread a nudge with your finger to control the fill onto the bobbin so it winds top, bottom and middle of the bobbin evenly.

I would suggest the following:
clean out the race following the manual directions to remove the bobbin holder, clean in this area, replace it. Wind a fresh bobbin and then load it into the machine, following the manual instructions carefully. Also thread the top of the machine following the manual, put in a new sharp needle from the pack, turn the top tension dial to a medium number (often 5 if dial goes from zero to 10).

Now test sew again. Look at the seam, if you have loops on the bottom of the fabric, underside, then the top thread tension is too loose or not in the top tension discs fully. Generally you should not need to adjust the tension on the bobbin thread for these machines.

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I set up the machine ready to use but the stiches dont come out correct??

Re-check the manual to be sure you threaded the machine correctly.

Always thread with the presser foot up - this is important.

Open the manual and follow the instructions for winding and installing the bobbin.

Continue to follow each feature, step-by-step in the manual to fully understand how the machine operates.

If you do not have a manual, you can download a free one, or just view it at

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I could not find any information on this model, but if it is a self-winding horizontal bobbin where the bobbin remains in the bobbin case as it is being wound - it could need repair.

Re-check your manual to make sure every step is working to set-up for winding.

If it still does not work, call a machine repair professional for an estimate. It could just be the timing needs adjusted.

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How to thread a bobbin on a my style 16 janome?

What brand of machine is it - google the brand, model
# and the word manual - if it is older you may be able
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I wound a new bobbin and now I can't get it on the bobbin winding spindle. I have the exact same problem with a husqvarna 400

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Some threads, the kind that can stretch slightly when pulled, shouldn't be wound through the needle at all. Instead go through the first guilde and then straight down to the little metal "button like" guide and then to the bobbin. It will create much less tension on the thread and wind it much better.

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I need to know how to thread a bobbin?

TRY THIS, itma not be your model, but should help Title:
How do I wind the bobbin? windingbobbin_02.jpg
ac093.jpg Pre-tension disk ac094.jpg Bobbin winder shaft ac095.jpg Bobbin

1. Pull up the spool pin as far as possible, and then put a spool of thread on this pin. windingbobbin_a0991.jpg
2. Pass the thread around the pre-tension disk. Make sure that the thread passes under the pre- tension disk.
windingbobbin_a0992.jpg ac098.jpg Pre-tension disk c_b4.jpg Pulling it in as far as possible

Caution If the spool of thread is not in the right place, the thread may tangle on the spool pin.

3. Pass the end of the thread through the hole on the bobbin from the inside of the bobbin. windingbobbin_a0993.jpg
4. Put the bobbin onto the bobbin winder shaft and slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right. windingbobbin_a0994.jpg
5. Turn the bobbin clockwise, by hand, until the spring on the shaft slides into the groove of the bobbin. windingbobbin_a0995.jpg ac099.jpg Spring on the shaft ac0991.jpg Groove of the bobbin

6. Turn on the sewing machine. windingbobbin_a0996.jpg
7. While holding the end of the thread, gently press the foot controller or press start/ stop button (for models equipped with the start/stop button) to wind the thread around the bobbin a few times. Then stop the machine. windingbobbin_a0997.jpg
  • If the sewing machine is to be operated using the foot controller, connect the foot controller before turning on the machine.
  • When the foot controller is plugged in, the start/stop button cannot be used to start sewing (only for models equipped with the start/stop button).

8. Trim the excess thread above the bobbin. windingbobbin_a0998.jpg
Caution Make sure you follow the instructions carefully.
If you do not cut the thread completely, and the bobbin is wound, when the thread runs low it may tangle around the bobbin and cause the needle to break.

9. Slide the sewing speed controller to the right (to set the speed to fast).
(For models equipped with the sewing speed controller.) windingbobbin_a0999.jpg ac0992.jpg Sewing speed controller
10. Press the foot controller or press start/stop button (for models equipped with the start/stop button) to start. windingbobbin_a18.jpg
11. When the bobbin seems full and begins spinning slowly, take your foot off the foot controller or press start/stop button (for models equipped with the start/stop button). windingbobbin_a19.jpg
12. Cut the thread, slide the bobbin winder shaft to the left and remove the bobbin. windingbobbin_a191.jpg
13. Slide the sewing speed controller back to its original position (for models equipped with the sewing speed controller). windingbobbin_a192.jpg

Caution Not winding the bobbin properly may cause the thread tension to loosen, and may break the needle.
woundbobbin3.jpg ac0993.jpg Wound evenly ac0994.jpg Wound poorly

  • When the sewing machine is started or the handwheel is turned after winding the thread around the bobbin, the machine will make a clicking sound; this is not a malfunction.
  • The needle bar does not move when you slide the bobbin winding shaft to the right.

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