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Bobbin size singer simple 13012 - Singer 3116 Simple

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SOURCE: how to thread the bobbin on a singer simple sewing machine

Drop-in bobbin: Note: thread must change direction when entering bobbin shuttle notch. Usually bobbin will turn counter-clockwise when threaded properly.

1. hold bobbin so that the tail of thread is facing to left.
2. drop bobbin into bobbin shuttle.
3. pull thread toward you.
4. guide thread into notch and pull to left so that slot engages thread.
5. pull thread diagonally across shuttle toward back of machine.
6. draw bobbin thread up through needle plate with threaded needle.

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

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SOURCE: top part of singer 3116 is squeaky

Oil the top of the needle bar very lightly and the moving parts of the takeup lever, if you still have it then I would suggect taking it in for a check before it costs a lot of money

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SOURCE: The bobbin tension on my

Is your thread unwinding the right way? Check your manual and watch the dvd that came with your machine. If, you can't find your manual go to and download it for free

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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SOURCE: What bobbin type should be

Use a SA 156 and you can order on ebay-20 for $8.99 and free shipping

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

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SOURCE: what series bobbin do I use for a singer simple

Download a manual at and it will say, 15J but, personally I like to use a metal SA 156 and I have no jamming like I do with plastic bobbins. You can buy them really cheap on ebay, 20 for $8.99 and free shipping, Very quick delivery. I have had no jamming after I started using the metal ones. Good luck

Posted on Dec 05, 2010

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Please go to the Singer site; it is a free download--I just checked.

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Have you tried re-threading it? Remember to keep the presser foot up as you thread so that the tension discs are open. Re-thread the upper thread because it can often cause bobbin jams.
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I use a SA 156 metal bobbin with this machine and that stopped any issues with the bobbin. You can get them at any store that sells Brother sewing machines.
They are the same size as the Singer 15j and work better. Ebay also has a site that sells them 20 for $8.99 and free shipping and they are fast.

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