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Singer sewing machine model 6012 c

I am going crazy ....  I was sewing a straingt seam and the machine just stopped picking up the top thread , now it won't pick up the bottom thread from the bobbin.  I have changed the needle, refilled the bobbin, rethreaded the machine top and bottom still won't pick up the thread and form a stitch.


HELP PLEASE  !!!!!!!


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i have no idea how to thread this machine ?

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Machine will not pick up the bobbin thread.

if your machine's needle threads from front to back, make sure that the flat part of the needle shank points to the rear of the machine. If it threads from left to right, the flat side should face right, etc.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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needle in backwards?

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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im not!
it needs a good service the timeing has sliped out a little, nothing more that that,,,see its not a lost cause just yet

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I have an old singer sewing machine 401A. The top

You can download a manual for $10 at and it should help you. A couple of suggestions though, is your needle inserted correctly? Flat side facing the rear of the machine, fresh needle? Threaded correctly on top and bobbin area? Is your thread good not too old and the same type in bobbin and top? Did you leave a long enough tail in the bobbin thread? 3-4 inches which you hold with your left hand. Is the thread in the bobbin unwinding the right way? Are you turning the handwheel towards you, not away from you at least two revolutions or until you see the thread loop? Try these suggestions, and I am sure one will work unless your timing is off and it needs professional service.

Posted on Sep 20, 2010

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SOURCE: sewing machine will not stitch.

Is this the first time you have used the machine? If so you need to bring up the bobbin thread by hand before stitching. Only when both bobbin and top threads are up through the needle plate nad pulled towards the back of machine, will the machine form a stitch.

Posted on Dec 17, 2010

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