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I need help in procedure for winding thread onto the bobbin of a Husqvarna Model 320. Mine seems to be pretty loose and sloppy. Thank you!

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Try threading the bobbin by lifting the presser foot, and pulling the thread under the foot(critcal) over the bobbin winding knob (metal piece) you now use, and to the bobbin winder, It touches more places like this and winds more evenly and snugly.

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Winding bobbin on old elna lotus


I can help you with this, the Elna Lotus has a pretty simple bobbin winding system, the bobbin winder is top right of the machine, drop bobbin with holes to the top onto the spindle. Now Lotus have a dial on the right side which switches between bobbin winding, stitching and locked for transport, turn it to Bobbin symbol. Take the thread from the spool pin at the back across to the metal eyelet at top front (it sits inside the accessory tray when transporting so you may need to pop open the tray lid and flip this eyelet out)
24421001-h4211ohbpts0t3j0sbmab0vm-2-0.jpg Now take thread across and through a hole on top of the bobbin and holding the tail, put your foot onto the foot control to get a couple of winds onto the bobbin to hold the thread. Now place your finger or the handle of a pair of scissors onto the top of the thread spool to apply tension so that the thread winds evenly and slowly wind the bobbin until about 3/4 full, making sure it winds evenly. Tension onto the spool is the key here, Lotus doesn't have a tension device to control the thread tension as it winds so you need to do this, critical to getting a good stitch out of these lovely machines.

Hope this helps you out.

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My elna sewing machine bobbin won't spin on top to wind thread around. The fly wheel spins though...I've been putting thread on the bobbins by hand.


If the fly wheel is going around then the clutch isn't disengaged to wind the bobbin, you need to pull out the flywheel on your model to disengage the clutch for bobbin winding.

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Take thread from thread spool across to bobbin winder thread guide, then back to bobbin and thread the tail through the hole on top of the bobbin. Place bobbin onto spindle on top of machine and then push it against the stop to engage the bobbin winding motor. HOld the thread tail up and start winding slowly until the bobbin core has been covered including the starting point. Stop and trim off the thread tail with scissors. COntinue winding bobbin and give the thread a nudge if needed to wind evening top middle and bottom of the bobbin. A good smooth wind is important. Also don't wind at full speed and keep an eye on the thread reel that the thread is coming off, you don't want it bouncing around as this will **** the thread and stretch then relax it affecting your bobbin wind.

Obviously if you know this and the bobbin winding mechanisim is just not working, then it will need a service/replacement by an Elna repair person.

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I have a Freesia 425 - I have wound the bobbin successfully, but the bobbin will not come off the winder - any explanations


The bobbin is probably cracked. They get that way when bobbins are wound in correctly, or to tight. Just break it off and get new bobbins. Just make sure your theading it correctly when winding bobbins.

May 04, 2011 | Husqvarna Freesia 425

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The bobbin winds really loose and uneven and then gets caught up when I'm sewing. I've checked I'm threading it correctly when winding... seems to be worse with polyester and embroidery thread. Help!


You need to keep tension on the thread spool as you wind the bobbin to avoid this from happening. Also, is there a little tension device to take the thread around between the spool and the bobbin winder? Some machines have a little silver button tensioner purely for bobbin winding to keep the thread flowing smoothly.

But I always do the following anyway just to ensure a smooth bobbin. Take the thread from your spool, through the eyelet or tensioner, then back to the bobbin and put the tail end up through a hole in the top of the bobbin. Now put the bobbin onto the winder and click it against the stop. Place the curved handle of a pair of scissors onto the top of the thread spool and apply some gentle pressure to stop the spool from bouncing and jumping while winding off. Keep doing this through the winding process.

Start the bobbin winding mechanisim, its a button on my Janome 6500, yours might be a little different. HOLD the thread tail until you've got coverage over the whole bobbin area catching the starting point. Stop, trim the thread tail off top of the bobbin with scissors, then restart winding again. Watch as the thread winds and give it a nudge with your finger tip to the top or bottom so the bobbin winds evenly across the whole spool's width.

Best analogy here is when you wind the garden hose onto the reel, if it goes on all over the place you never get the whole length on neatly, but if you wind it on neatly in an even tight coil across the spool, then back again, then repeat, you get a tidy hose. But just wind madly, it all builds up in the middle, you can't get it all onto the reel, and it won't pull out nicely next time you need it. Same thing with your SM thread.

Polyester and silky embroidery threads will be worse too as they are silky, so if the thread hasn't been wound on smoothly and under tension, then it will "collapse" with gravity, then when you use the bobbin, the thread is going to be caught on itself, will feed unevenly and be stretched, then loose, giving you less than perfect stitch tension.

My other bobbin tip is store the bobbins in a plastic bobbin tray so they are lying on their edges and under a cover. Keeps them neater and they are less likely to unwind stray threads around your sewing cabinet if you store them on the spool pins build onto the cabinet door - and it keeps the thread dust free. But I do not keep thread on bobbins for long, prefer to wind a fresh one off a new spool when I start a project and can usually complete a garment with a 3/4 filled bobbin, use the remaining few metres for handsewing, then junk the rest. Then I put the thread spool that is left back into a sealed takeway container to keep it away from UV, dust and moisture.

I hope this assists you with your machine and certainly if this doesn't resolve the bobbin issues, then I'd suggest you visit your dealer and ask them to demonstrate the technique on your machine to see if there is a technical issue with it.

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My bobbin is empty, don't know how to wind thread onto it. Not very clear instructions


Can you find the bobbin winder? You need to lift the "lid" and it is on the right-hand side - a small white spindle pointing towards you. Put a HV bobbin on the spindle. Look at the bobbin first - on one side the Husqvarna symbol is embossed - a crowned "H" in a circle. Be sure this H is facing you. Push the bobbin onto the spindle firmly, but not with so much force that you push the spindle into the machine (it takes a pretty big push to do that, but it has been done!) then using your right-hand thumb push in a downwards motion (towards the table). The spindle with the bobbin on it will go about one inch downwards. The bobbin winder is now engaged and you should have a pop-up on your screen. I often reduce the speed by two or even three clicks before I push the spindle down.

Pull the second thread spool - the one closest to the bobbinwinder - so it sits at a right angle to the machine. Put one of the spool holders (white plastic disks) - preferably the bigger one - onto this spool. This gives your thread a base to sit on. Put the thread onto the spool so that the thread unwinds from the right-hand side (closest to the bobbin). Take the thread end directly across to the silver "button" that is near to the first tension slot on the left-hand side. The instructions say to wind it around this and then across to the bobbin winder, but I prefer to take the thread under the silver button, around the left-hand side and then across the top of the button (sort of figure-of-eight style). Just be sure the thread goes in beneath the button i.e. does not sit in a big loose loop around the button.
The thread is then taken across towards the winder by going under the white plastic hook (looks a bit like a beak), then up and over the top of the next little silver button (smaller than the other one). Then you wind the thread around the bobbin four or five times and take the thread end over to the cutter located directly to the right of the bobbin winder. Cut the thread (if it is too short to be cut, just leave it flop down) and press the Start/Stop button.
The bobbin will fill and stop of its own accord when it is done. If it does not fill right up or is uneven (more on one side than another) there is a fix for that too. Write back here if you need to do this.
Don't forget to take the speed back to normal before sewing.
You can wind the bobbin from the needle but be sure you have a metal foot on, not one of the plastic ones. Personally I find I get a better bobbin wind the way described above and it only takes a few seconds to re-thread ready for sewing. I tend to have a big bobbin winding session and do lots of bobbins at once, especially embroidery bobbinfill. At any one time I would have at least six bobbins filled with bobbinfill and a dozen of various thread colours for normal sewing.

Do hope this helps you. Write back if this is still not clear. Did you try to Google for a video of this? I have never looked for one, but it is very likely that someone has made a video and made it available online.

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Sounds like you need to remove some thread off the bobbin to get the pressure off. Sometimes if you wind too fast or you have a poor quality thread, the thread will stretch as it winds and causes to bobbin to compress onto the winder shaft.
Good Luck!

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I have a Kenmore as well ,I hope that this will work for you ,too bad that I don't live close to you otherwise I would give a hand. This is the way I fill the bobbin on mine. Mine is located on the top right ,I put the thread into the bobbin hole leaving a small piece of thread hanging for me to hold when I begin the winding, I pull the wheele out to stop the needle from moving while winding, when I am done just push it back in .I run the thread from the spool into the top left it looks like a U turn with a screw go around that without winding just pull it into the bobbin hole. press the foot control and it will begin winding .

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