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I just bought the pixie plus sewing machine by singer. It worked great for about 10 minutes the then thread and bobbin weren't catching. The top thread is neat but the bottom is a mess of loose thread. The bobbin slips right out. I looked up reviews and a few people were having similar problems, is it just the machine or am I doing something wrong??

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The bobbin could be wound loosely or backwards but the bobbin also must be able to go into place and not fall out so check those things first

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

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angle the bottom might be a mess but it is the top thread that
you see balled up .Pull the top thread and make sure there is tension on it ,if not check the thread is between the discs and there is nothing else between them .if this is ok there is something stopping the top thread from being pulled back up
through the needle plate to form a good stitch,if you can turn by hand and watch where it is catching you might be able to solve it.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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Hopefully you have a new needle in the right way and not a dull bent one. And are putting your bobbin in correctly so that when looking at the back of the bobbicase and when pulling the thread it turns clockwise. Counter-clockwise things like this will happen. Also that the foot is up when threading ensuring that the thread goes between the tension disks. Serious jam ups can also cause it to get out of timing which you may need a tech for.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Singer Pixie - trouble threading bobbin

look at the bobbin direction. if it dont pick up that way, change the direction

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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There are manuals avilable online to purchase for the singer machines, SOrry I was not able to locate a site that has them for free.
.... http://sewingonline.co.uk/singer-manuals.html

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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This is a tension adjustment problem. It's good to use two different colors of thread, like you did. From your description, the top thread (needle thread) tension needs to be tighter. As you tighten the tension of the top thread, you'll see that the top thread pulls the bobbin thread up into the fabric so it's no longer laying loose on the bottom of the fabric.

You'll need to have the pressure foot down when you tighten the tension. Tighten it a little, sew a practice seam, check to see what the stitch looks like. Tighten it a little more, sew, check, etc etc--until both top and bottom look the same--you shouldn't see much (if any) of the bobbin thread color on top of the fabric or the top thread color on the underside.

Let me know how this works for you, ok?


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Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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