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Acme instructions loading bobbin on an acme FA 206 17 stitches

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SOURCE: I tried servicing the bobbin

Couple of things to check is the needle new? if not change it,
Pull the bobbin thread out and bobbin case, then put the machine on a zig zag stitch, turn the hand wheel slowly and see if the hook (pointy thing that catches the thread) is just above the eye on the needle (when the swing is all the way to right) if it is not then you need to take your machine in for service.

Good luck and please rate my answer.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

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My Kenmore Mini Ultra sewing machine won't sew the button stitch. I have followed the instructions on the manual but still the thread does not get sewn onto the fabric. Simple straight stitches are ok


it's possible that there could be a problem with the gear or cam that does the button hole stitch

try a different needle--one for the fabric being sewed
try a different bobbin --make sure the bobbin is not warped or damaged
try different thread-- use EVERY thread guide

make sure the bobbin is wound correctly--inserted correctly in to the bobbin case--and turned the right way.

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How do I adjust the bobbin tension on a mademoiselle 300 sewing machine


Take out your bobbin case Hold it in front of you until you can see the little screw head
Mark down on a piece of paper at what o'clock the screw head is sitting ie look at the screw head as a clock face and see where the time is!!
Then left turn is to loosen the bobbin tension right tun is to tighten the tension.
ONLY move the screw head about quarter turn each time, mark where on the clock you have moved it to
Put back in machine and sew, check stitches Take out again and follow above instructions do again. Most times it only takes a couple of tries to get it right.
. The stitches should be even on the top and on the bottom. Sometimes if you are using a thicker thread in the bobbin it can be tricky These instructions are the same for what ever machine you are using. Sometimes in your instruction book there are how to's on setting the bobbin tension. I hope that this can help you Dot

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Machine won't stitch


If by "won't stitch" you mean that the top thread will not pick up the bottom thread, make sure you have the needle threaded properly. If the machine is a top loading bobbin, the thread goes in the needle from front to back. Same if it's a side loading bobbin (bobbin faces you as you sew). If it's a front loading bobbin (bobbin faces left of machine), the thread goes in the needle from left to right.

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I have no manual for my Elna 1010 sewing machine. My question is how do I thread it and is there a blanket stitch on this machine. Thank you. Joan


There are several websites where manuals can be found:

http://www.tias.com/stores/relics/ has authorised reproductions of many Elna manuals for sale but not yours.

www.diplodocs.com is a free souce but no 1010 there.

www.sewingpartsonline.com is a great site too, and they have yours for sale $US15
link is
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-manual-elna-1010.aspx

I don't know this model real well, but I'm guessing it is a front loading bobbin and bobbin case design maybe?? If so, you may well find that just looking at the instructions for any front loading bobbin machine will get you started,
try this link
http://www.sewusa.com/Threading_Diagrams/Threading_Pages/Elna_Sewing_machine_threading/Elna_225_threading_diagram.htm
These Elnitas 225, 244, 245 were front loading bobbin style but "made under licence" and sold by Elna. I think the 1010 may well be a similar design so see if these diagrams help get you under way.

Its always helpful to source the genuine manual if possible though so worth spending the money; manuals contain maintenance info as well as threading up, and different techniques and accessories usually.

Lastly, Blanket stitch. I presume you mean the big chunky stitch where you turn an edge over and it looks like a straight line with a diagonal stitch going to the folded edge at regular intervals like this.
tally_girl_77.jpg Some sewing machines do a similar "overcasting" stitch but it won't be big like you might want on polar fleece or a blanket edge. The commercial blanket stitch you see on blankets will be done by a special purpose industrial machine and it applies a single thread just as you would when doing a blanket stitch by hand. So look at the stitch selection dial on your machine and see if there is something resembling a blanket stitch but it usually would only be 4mm wide, the maximum your machine probably can stitch.

So if you want a genuine blanket stitch, its a needle and heavy thread hand job, there are instructions on how to do at www.sewing.about.com, link is http://sewing.about.com/od/beginner1/ss/blanketstitch.htm

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Just borrowed a friends machine but no instructions for threading cotton from top to needle and how to put in spool.Have got thread on spool.Just need to sew a basic hem


You haven't said what mail and model machine this relates to.

You could try http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/tp/operatingasewingmachine.htm, there is lots of good general information there which might be of help, most machines have similar functionality, ie a bobbbin goes into a rotary hook and there will be a tension spring on that thread. Top thread will also need to go through tension device, usually discs in the threading path from spool to needle.

There is usually a stitch length and stitch width dial/knob/digital selection and a stitch selector for different utility stitches such as blind hem, overcasting etc. If you just want a straight stitch, then stitch length would be 2.5 or 2.7 maybe for a heavy fabric.

You need to put in the correct sized needle for the fabric you at sewing too, http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/ig/Sewing-Machine-Needles/

Important thing is threading up so that both threads are under tension, make sure the pressure foot is raised during threading so the top thread can go between the tension discs. The bobbin will either be drop in top loading in which case you need to click the thread into a tension spring on the side of the bobbin holder. Or front loading bobbin inside a removeable bobbin case which is mounted vertically. The bobbin case will also have a tension spring on it.

Also you could try You-tube - there is lots of videos there for different brands.

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I need instructions on How to wind a bobbin on a Kenmore 8 Stitch Sewing Machine


I could not find information for the 8 stitch, but if you look through these instructions you should be able to find one that is the same.

http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Threading_Diagrams.htm

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