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How to thread this machine

Its mostly the top thread I want I have done the others

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My stitch wont stay in the fabric what am i doin wrong

needle thread tension worng
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May 14, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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I have a white speedy lock serger model 7340. I completely pulled all threads out and now trying to re-thread new thread. I have tried around 15 times. It will not loop. Threads don't interlock at all

Be sure that you are threading each thread in the correct order. The manual should have those instructions.

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the machine!!!! For most machines, the upper looper is threaded first, the lower looper second (the lower looper thread finishes by draping OVER the top of the upper looper and then pulled toward the back of the machine), then thread the needles. Give each thread an extra little tug when threading the tension disk to make sure it is seated completely.

Even if you are unable to locate a tutorial for your particular machine, most models from the same era will thread the same.

Don't be surprised if it doesn't work the first, second, or even the third try. It took me most of a day to get mine threaded correctly the first time!!! Patience!

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Jan 06, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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How to fill bobbin

All machines are different, but basically it is done on the top of the machine. First you disengage the drive to the needle by slackening off the wheel in the centre of the manual drive (the big knob on the end of the machine for manually moving the needle). The bobbin and the threads spool go on spigots on top of the machine with the thread threaded past a roller. You put the thread into the bobbin and operate the foot pedal and the bobbin fills.

Most of the instruction manuals are online.


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Dec 04, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Baby locker has no stitch at all ive thread it just as shown on diagram , im so frustrated with it

Remove all the thread.

RAISE the presser foot. Then rethread from the beginning making sure you are following "each" thread's steps and that you are threading each thread in the "order" specified in the manual. (If any steps are missed or the threads are not done in correct order, the machine most likely will never work! Sergers are finicky machines!)

For most sergers, the lower looper thread's "final" step is to lay "over" the top of the upper looper before begin pulled under the presser foot.

Also, if a thread breaks or comes unthreaded, the best policy is to unthread and start over. Simply rethreading the one thread will "Not" work!

If you still can't get it to work, you might take it to a Babylock dealer and have them look at your threading. Could be something is wrong with the machine other than the threading.


Jan 31, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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How do I adjust bobbin tension?

As far as I know the bobbin is not tensiopned, The needle thread is tensioned, and that is done by routing the thread through the tension device on the top of most machines.

Dec 17, 2014 | Janome Memory Craft 4000 Sewing Machine

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Machine wont sew cotton keeps coming out of needle tried everything

Do you mean cotton thread won't work in the machine ? Does polyester thread work ?

Some thread brands are not as good quality as some others. Not knowing what brand thread you have, it is possible the thread itself is causing the problem. .

If other types of thread work in this machine, it is most likely either the particular spool of thread or the brand being low quality that is the problem. I would try a brand new spool of a high quality cotton thread to see if that helps.

Oct 02, 2014 | Brother Sewing Machines

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Stitches too loose

Upper, it is your bobbin threading, lower bunching of thread it your top threading . Try this test, with the presser foot up, pull your top thread, with the presser foot down, pull thread again, it should barely move.
It is always the opposite of what you think, so rethread and do the test; Sometimes this little test will seat the thread in the tension discs better. I keep my tension on about 3 for most sewing, my other machines I use auto. I hope this helps you.

Nov 17, 2010 | Singer 2662

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What kind of oil do use on my Janome DC3018 sewing machine? How often should this be done? The thread bunches up under the plate and the bobom Please answer ASAP. My email address is

Hi. Use only sewing machine oil on your sewing machine. You can get it at Jo-ann's, Hancocks, or other fabric/quilting shops--or order it online. Try has an excellent website. NEVER use WD-40 or 3-n-1 oil.

How often you need to oil your machine depends on how much you use it, but generally you'll need to do it for every 8 to 10 hours sewing time.

Check your manual for your machine's oiling ports, but the general rule of thumb is one drop of oil every place metal moves against metal. Don't use oil on any gears you find--use sewing machine grease instead. You can get it wherever sewing machine oil is found.

The most likely reason your thread is bunching up under the fabric is because your top tension is too loose. Here's how to adjust it:

1. Use a different color thread in the top and in the bobbin.
2. Use good-quality thread and a size 12 needle.
3. Hold the tails of the threads out behind the machine as you start sewing. Let go after a few stitches.
4. Sew a few inches and check your stitch. With the different colors, it's easy to see the loose top thread.
5. Tighten the upper tension just a bit.
6. Repeat--recheck--repeat--recheck
7. The tension is right when you don't see any (or very little) of the bobbin thread on top and you don't see any (or see very little) top thread on the underside.

Hope this helps!


Aug 12, 2010 | Janome 2049LX Mechanical Sewing Machine

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