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My sewing machine needle (very new one) keeps jamming every couple of turns of the needle - and the thread is very loose and loopy on the fabric. It makes a jarring noise

Rethreading, changing needle according to type of fabric being sewn, checking for lint and dust,

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Not quite sure how needle is jamming. I have had them break, had thread ball up underneath and caused needle to jam. Question is the needle in the right way, ie the flat side in as per manual, generally the flat side faces away from you. Sounds like your tension is not quite right if the thread is looping. Loops on bottom, bobbin tension, on top sewing machine tension

Posted on Dec 09, 2014

Testimonial: "hi. thanks for the answer, but i've definitely got it all threaded up correctly with the needle the right way"

  • Lizzie51 Dec 09, 2014

    Is the bobbin the right size? 44444

  • philly
    philly Dec 09, 2014

    it's the bobbin that came with the machine, so i assume so?

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