I used to be able to make a new bobbin, no problem - put the empty one on top (the far right, or the not quite so far right) spool, put the full spool up on top, then pull the thread through the round thing on the left, go around and put it through the empty bobbin.
You have to pull out part of the hand wheel, I know, so that the needle doesn't go up and down...and then..just step on the pedal, right? What am I forgetting to do? It's not working anymore! Thanks - amy
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Bobbins are wound at the top of your machine. There is a post on the top right that your empty bobbin is slid onto, a chrome latch that pushes towards the bobbin. A spool of thread is set into another post, usually right behind the little bobbin winder post. A length of thread is guided thru a post at the opposite end and brought back to the bobbin-winder post. Nowthe power is engaged. At the time of power applied, the post upon which the bobbin is seated on, spins and accumulates the thread. Note: Bobbins must be removed from underneath the sewing stage to be rewound with new thread. Replacement is much the same as removal, with a plate that slides away, a reveals the shuttle where the bobbin is located. The rewinding happens at the top.
Unthread the machine fully. Remove the bobbin. Is the bobbin thread the same as the top thread? Is it a Quality thread (yes, cheapie thread can give big issues!!) Do you have several different threads wound onto the bobbin?? Is the bobbin thread wound on quite tight? If you push your finger nail into the thread wound onto the bobbin, it must not feel soft or spongy. Check if there is any roughness / burr on the any part of the shuttle hook. If so, remove it with 800 grade wet and dry abrasive or similar. Put in a NEW needle as per user manual specs (not a 'new' one you used before 'just for a little bit'.!) REPEAT - put in a NEW needle - amuse me!!. Place the bobbin into the bobbin holder (the CORRECT direction - yes there is a Right and a Wrong direction!), thread it ready to put back into the machine. BEFORE you do, hold onto the thread tail and let the bobbin and bobbin case dangle. Thread should slip thru when you give a gentle pull upwards. If no slip, loosen the tension on the tension finger a LITTLE. If it slides down easy, tighten it a little. Fit the bobbin into the machine. Lift the presser foot (this releases the top thread tension discs) Check there are no bits of thread or fluff between the tension discs Rethread the top thread - check the thread path is 100% correct. Hold onto the end of the needle thread and draw up the bobbin thread. Hold both threads, start to sew - check the result. Tip : If you use a different color bobbin thread (same brand etc etc) it will help you to see more easily what is going on. You should be seeing some of the bobbin thread color on the top side of the sewing. If not, INCREASE top tension a little - retry.If there is a lot showing, decrease top tension. Good luck
try changing the needle rethread the machine top & bobbin make sure to use every thread guide make sure the bobbin is not over wound make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case make sure the bobbin is not warped or damaged if you've done all these things then it's also possible that the machine is out of time & needs to be checked at a repair shop
Setting bobbin case tension:
Put wound bobbin in bobbin case. Thread it in case. Hold the thread and carefully let go of the case only holding bobbin thread. The case should NOT move. Quickly let your hand drop 2-3 inches to let the bobbin case free fall for 2-3 inches, the bobbin case should move slightly then stop. It moves because it let’s a little thread off the bobbin. It should then stop .5"- 2" of thread should release. If so, your bobbin case tension is right. If it’s right then begin to look at your top thread tension. Always Always start with a properly adjusted bobbin case, then adjust your top tension accordingly.
well!I If you buy a new sewing machine it has a manual to guide you in any brand.But if buy a used one sometime it doesn't have a manual, you didn't mention the type of sewing machine you want to use any how if you have a mechanical sewing machine it's better to start on it.First you must know and must familiarize the significant part of machine and important usage of them,I'll just mention the most usage part at start.Putting thread in bobbins first there is bobbins winder where thread was wind,draw thread from spool through bobbins winder tension disc located at top of machine.wind thread around an empty bobbins serveral times then,place bobins onto bobbins winder shaft with thread wound on bobbins clockwise sometimes this is located at top right side a shaft coupled to circular rubber touching handwheel perpendicular sometime it was located at right side front of machine near handwheel.Release clutch by pulling handwheelor rotating pivot wheel counterclockwise at the center of handwheel whlle holding freeze the handwheel tigh in order to disingage the motion of handwheel from mechanism of machine.
Unthread the machine
Open the top of the machine and take the thread and place it through one of the whole in the bobbin (from inside to outside) and pre-wind to secure the thread around the bobbin
Wrap the thread around the far left feeder knob on the top and put the bobbin on the bobbin holder in the top right-hand side
Push the bobbin to the right until it snaps in place (it will click)
On the outside of the machine, un-secure the hand sewing wheel so that it is loose
Power the pedal and watch the bobbin load
When finished, push the bobbin holder back to the left to release it and you're done
The machine is relatively simple to thread. This is what I do and I've had no threading problems.
1. Put thread spool on the spool pin and put spool guard over spool pin to hold spool onto pin.
2. Take thread and put it under the bent tab by the circle tensioner. bring the thread around the right side of the circle tensioner and bring around the front of the circle tensioner thing back to the top hook on the far left side of the machine.
3. Take the thread around the backside of the top hook think until it threads through the flat piece on the left side of it.
4. Bring the thread down through the first (right side) channel and under the plastic piece to the second (left side) channel.
5. Bring the thread up the second channel and around the moving thread holder and past it's flat metal piece to hold it.
6. Tuck the thread around the small wire thread holder below the needle screw. This may take a few passes to catch it.
7. Thread the needle from the front and run the thread between the teeth of the presser foot.
8. Put a bobbin in the bobbin case so that the thread pulls off the bobbin from the left side of the bobbin if you look at it from above.
9. There is a small channel in the bobbin case that is covered by the bobbin tension flat piece. Pull the bobbin thread through this channel and into the empty space where the needle thread will catch.
10. Place the bobbin case into the machine with the little set bobbin arm pointed to the sky so that it fits into the machine without wiggling to the right or the left.
11. Turn the, uhhh brain fart, the hand wheel until the needle comes back up with the bobbin thread hooked over the needle thread. Take a narrow thing, like scissors or a seam ripper and pull both threads until the bobbin thread comes up.
Now your machine is threaded. Use these directions with the pictures in the book to get this machine threaded.