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How do I thread the cotton down to wind a bobbin?

Ive had my machine for awhile, but am still new to sewing, and the thread you use, that fills up your bobbin winder, run out before I had a chance to have another look at threading a new reel of cotton down through to it. So now my thread in my bobbin keeps on tangling when I try to sew with it...so I must be thread it wrong, and there are no photos or diagrams in my manual, with how its exactly ment to be threaded...

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Have you tried a youtube video that shows the bobbin winding for machines like your?

Posted on Dec 08, 2014

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  • Debbie Dec 09, 2014

    did you find a video to help you?,, do you have a manual? if not what is the name and model number of the sewing machine and I'll see if I can find you one.

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How do you properly wind bobbins with mercerised thread or satin finished cotton thread?


are you using the same thread in bobbin as you are trying to sew with, I found that to be important. If this does not help I would contact customer service for the machine and ask them for advice.

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How to thread a bobbin


Hai, New cotton thread or silk thread is best. Otherwise your choice.
Bobbin winding is very must and careful. Please see the link:
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My Kenmore Sewing Machine's needle is locked down


best suggestion try inserting new needle. cotton up the top suggests needle problem or incorrect top thread tension, this would effect the feed dog. Because thread is black and most recent use was with pink, the problem thread was already there perhaps in cavity above bobbin but below throat plate. I have had this happen and nothing will move, untill needle released. The bobbin holder tension may also need adjusting after the knots of black cotton are removed.

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I only want to know if the wheel must be loosened to wind the bobbin and if so with direction, to the front or backwards and press and turn or pull and turn.thanks


Which make and model sewing machine do you have?

None of my sewing machines need the wheel to be loosened for bobbin winding. The Singer Touch & Sew bobbins are filled in place. Use the handwheel to get the needle into the highest position (just turn the wheel). Wrap the top thread around the screw that holds the presser foot; open the slide plate part way and press the bobbin wind button. Hold the top thread and then begin winding by stepping on the foot pedal.. The thread should break after a few winds.

The Kenmore and the Husqvarna Vikings both get wound at the top. Place bobbin on winding pin. With the needle up and metal presser foot in place thread the top thread up to the bobbin (through the guides) and up through the hole in the bobbin. Slide the bobbin winding switch over towards the bobbin. Hold the thread tightly and begin winding (step on the foot control). After a few winds are on the bobbin, cut the thread that you were holding flush with the top of the bobbin. Continue winding the bobbin. (The newest Viking in the group has a computer screen; on that one, do not press OK until done winding the bobbin.)

However, if the handwheel is not turning and the needle is down, first find out why it isn't turning properly. This could indicate a tangle of thread somewhere in the system. (The older Husqvarna sewing machine in my home has a non-functional handwheel. The machine will still sew but you have to use the needle up/down switch that forces the needle to stop in the up position before you run out of bobbin.)

Please add a comment with the specifics of your sewing machine and I'll be glad to add additional information.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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I have a singer touch tronic sewing machine. I need to fill the bobbin and I cannot get it to work. where can I buy more bobbins that have already been filled to fit my machine


Has the bobbin winder worked in the past and now faulting. Or are you unsure on how to use it?

There is a manual for a Touchtronic 2000 here http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/432_touchtronic.pdf there may be more than one model Touch Tronic so plse check the serial number plate on the side of your machine to establish the actual model number, usually near the power inlet plug. then search for the appropriate manual at http://www.singerco.com/accessories/instruction-manuals. This excerpt shows that you wind the bobbin insitu in the bobbin case.

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I'm not a fan of prewound bobbins, far better to deal with the bobbin winder issue. Winding your own thread means you can get far better colour matching to the fabric, and ensure you've got quality thread on the machine, and same thread top and bottom. (I prefer a quality cotton wrapped polyester or a polyester thread, Guttermann, Molynecke or Sylko Supreme). All of these factors affect stitching quality and the finished appearance of a seam.

Did you know that you can buy a freestanding unit to wind bobbins? Link to this item is here. http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/universal-automatic-bobbin-winder.aspx You may well find that this is the better solution to winding bobbins for this machine as winding them inside the bobbin housing doesn't give you a lot of control over the way the thread feeds onto the bobbin.

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I have an elna lotus sewing machine and have refilled the bobbin but cant remember how the bobbin goes back into its place. the machine will sew for awhile and then the cotton gets tangled .can you help...


Is this a Swiss made Elna Lotus with top loading bobbin (check machine plate on right beside power inlet for manufacture details) ? (the original Lotus was released back in 60's but that name has been reused on a number of different models since, some made under licence elsewhere) If yes, then the following applies:

Bobbin should have holes on one side only, always wind it with the holes on top and load it into the bobbin holder the same way so it is rotating anti clockwise when you pull the thread.

Drop wound bobbin into bobbin holder and, while holding the bobbin still with one finger, pull the thread tail towards you into the tension spring, then press down on the thread until you hear it "Click" into the tension spring.

Then hand wind the fly wheel towards you while holding the top thread tail to catch the bottom thread and bring it up to the top needle plate, close the back sliding plate over the bobbin.

Other thing with these machines is ALWAYS hold the two thread tails firmly when you start a new seam so the threads don't get pulled down into the bobbin holder area. Really important.
You can dowload a manual from www.arizonaexpressionz.com for most of the Swiss machines.

If it is not Swiss made one, then your bobbin may be vertical front loading (like the Brothers).

There are threading diagrams for lots of machines at www.sewusa.com, there might be one there that covers your machine.

May 22, 2011 | Elna Sewing Machines

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Bobbin is clumping up


You haven't given a lot of details so I'll just assume this is a bobbin issue initially.

Take out the bobbin and rewind a fresh bobbin of thread paying attention to the following.

You want to keep a bit of tension on the thread spool as the thread winds off it - good way is by placing the round handle of a pair of sewing scissors onto the top of the spool. If you let it just bounce around it will affect the bobbin winding neatly and the thread won't then run off the bobbin smoothly as you sew.

Also visually watch the bobbin as it fills, and give the thread a nudge with your finger tip to ensure it fills top and bottom, not just in the middle.

Think of how you wind up the garden hose reel, if you let it all go in the middle, it jams up before the whole hose is wound onto the reel. But if you wind it carefully and move the hose around winding it evenly across the whole reel, it stays neat and doesn't all jam up. Same principle for bobbins; don't just run the thread through the little tension disc and press the pedal hard until it stops.

Also quality of the thread is important; cotton wrapped polyester is nice to sew with and has a bit of spring, strength and good sheen; not sure where you are. But the brands I look for are Sylko Supreme, Guttermann and Mettler threads; there are other good brands too. Don't use those cheap bags of 5 white or black thread in the bargain bin. Some threads you can actually see particles of dye coming off the thread around the spool holder as you sew. Darker colours do this more.

And keep your threads stored neatly in air tight containers away from light, insects or damp; textiles fade and break down under UV rays eventually.

Now rethread your machine and ensure that the bobbin has gone into the bobbin holder winding in the correct direction for your machine, and that the thread has clicked into the tension spring.

Hope this helps, a good source of general sewing machine info is www.sewing.about.com.




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To wind a bobbin put the cotton reel on the top pin, take the thread to the left and round the little wheel and back to the bobbin that should be on the winder, wind the thread round a few times to take a grip, release the stop motion in the balance wheel, turn the winder button so the winder moves to the balance wheel and press on the foot control slowly.
When you put the bobbin in the bobbin case make sure it turns anti clockwise.

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the hook up the lower thread bobbins from lower shuttle by threads on needle then insert cotton fabrics manualy rotate handwheel until needle the fabrics freely don't apply foot pedal let it shown if the neele sew freely w/o looping under bobbins let sew manualy until it appears stiches on fabrics,if ok continue now aply foot pedal
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