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Bobbin How do I thread the bobbin up from the bottom to start sewing?

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My bottom thread wont pull out once the cover is closed and the thread is pulled through and ready to sew.

If the top thread is not pulling up the bobbin thread, is it actually catching the bobbin thread? If not, then the machine may be out of time. Search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

If it catches the bobbin thread but then the bobbin thread is difficult to pull, then possibly there is a snag somewhere that is catching the bobbin thread, the bobbin tension needs adjustment, or the bobbin case is incorrectly threaded.

Nov 01, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Help! I'm having problems with my Necchi Lydia 3. Firstly when threading up, the threaded needle refuses to draw up the bobbin thread. I've followed the instructions and the needle comes in and out but...

try a different bobbin
make sure the bobbin in turned the right way in the bobbin case
also the machine may have a timing problem, and having it checked to would be a good idea.

Sep 07, 2013 | Necchi 4575 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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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.

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.

Aug 01, 2011 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I am trying to sew a baby blanket, but when I start the thread keeps binding up. I am new to sewing and asked a friend, they said it was a bobbin problem so I change it. I started sewing again and problem...

By ladydiane56 on Jul 10, 2011

I am trying to sew a baby blanket, but when I start the thread keeps binding up. I am new to sewing and asked a friend, they said it was a bobbin problem so I change it. I started sewing again and problem still there. Need some advise. Thanks

It sounds like the tension between the top and bottom threads isn't balanced. With the machine threaded, pull both threads towards you and feel if one is tighter than the other and if so, adjust the tension. Top thread adjusts with the tension knob on the front of the machine, bottom thread adjusts where you load the bobbin. Could also be that the bobbin is sitting in the shuttle the wrong way. Have it sitting in the shuttle so that as you look at the open shuttle and pull the thread, the bobbin turns clockwise. Hope this helps.

Jul 10, 2011 | Brother Sewing Machines

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It is threaded. but it goes through motion but there is no sewing.

Make sure that your bobbin is full and that you have picked up the bottom thread. Before you start sewing you should have two threads lying on the needle plate. To catch the bobbin thread, hold the needle thread and turn the machine by the hand wheel. The needle will bring the bobbin thread up with it. Pull the threads out about 4 inches and then you are ready to sew.

Feb 24, 2011 | Kenmore 15516 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Bottom thread too loose; tried rethreading top thread, cleaning bobbin case, refilling bobbin, changing needle, adjusting top tension

Check for correct bottom thread tension.
It's provided by a flat spring on the bobbin holder.
When the bobbin is correctly installed, pulling on the thread
should meet with slight resistance, and the bobbin should spin without
trying to jump out of the bobbin holder.

Dec 18, 2010 | SINGER 7470 Sewing Machine

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Bobbin won't wind correctly!!

Iam very picky about my bobbins!

make sure you are threading the machine for the bobbin correctly, In my opinion I don't think any machine really winds well.

What I do is hold the thread about an 1" away from the bobbin. start to wind and I guide the thread slowly up and down the bobbin so that it winds even

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Brother XL-5130 Sewing Machine

Feed the thread thru one of the holes (the hole that will be on top) going from the middle of the bobbin thru to top. pull up about 2 inches, push the bobbin over to start winding and before pressing the foot, hold the 2inch piece sticking up. HOLD TIGHT. after the thread is wound about 25 times, stop winding and snip the 2inch piece level with the top of the bobbin. Finish winding.

Apr 13, 2009 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Bobbin thread breaks

Make sure your bobbin thread is turning clockwise as it sits in the bobbin case. There is a screw on the outside of the bobbin case you can turn with your thumb slightly to adjust tension. If you dangle the case from the thread and give it a light ****, it should move down slightly when doing so-an indicator of good bobbin tension.

Nov 13, 2007 | PfaFF Quilt & Craft Pro 7530

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Bobbin on a Viking #1+ sewing machine

Could be the bobbin case tension is too tight--are you using a thicker thread than usual? Also, check to make sure that it is the correct bobbin for your machine--several are very similar but if not exact, will not sew properly. Also, if the thread is not evenly wound on the bobbin, there would be problems. Check to make sure the bobbin thread is threaded through the bobbin tension. It may help to tighten the top tension, but if the bobbin case tension is too tight, adjusting the top tension will not completely resolve the problem. The tension is correct when the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric--this means that whenever you start a different project, you may need to re-adjust the tension.

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