Question about Sewing Machines
It was all going fine until I changed to a zig zag stitch. Then the threads started to get bunched up. Now the thread is not being picked up by the bobbin. I have changed the needle, it is the right way round, etc. Cannot see any obvious problem such as debris. Help!
Here are some suggestions
make sure the needle is the right one for the fabric being sewed
make sure the needle is all the way up into the needle holder
check to see if the top thread has come off the thread take up lever
try a different bobbin
if the machine is a front or side loading bobbin make sure the bobbin
is inserted correctly into the bobbin case and that the bobbin case
is inserted correctly into the machine
turn the bobbin the opposite way in the bobbin case
also clean under the needle plate and in the bobbin area for lint
it's a possibility that the machine could have a timing problem and
needs to be checked
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Picking up the bobbin thread
A few suggestions:
Hope this helps narrow down your stitching problems.
Kim & Linnette
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
There are manuals avilable online to purchase for the singer machines, SOrry I was not able to locate a site that has them for free.
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
SOURCE: No "Zig" to my "Zag"
I Love the support Brother gives!
Here's what Brother says about the Zig zag issue.
your manual (download)
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
More than likely you have a broken vertical shaft gear.
When you turn the handwheel you should see the sewing hook moving under the bobbin case.
If not, take it to a sewing repair person and it should cost somewhere around $100 to repair.
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
SOURCE: I rethreaded a bobbin and
make sure that your needle is a good, sometimes there is a slight bend or burr and you do not notice. Replace it and make sure that the flat side of the needle faces the rear of the machine, then hold you top thread end and lower your needle and watch it hook the bobbin thread (when you put your bobbin make sure you have it in your tension slot and there is at least 6 inches) then gently pull your top thread and pull your threads to the back (have at least 6inches or else the needle can unthread.
Posted on Aug 31, 2010
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