Question about Sewing Machines
Try a new needle
rethread the machine-use every thread guide
make sure the bobbin isn't bent, or warped
make sure the bobbin is wound correctly
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly and turned correctly in the bobbin case
it's also possible that there could be a timing problem with the machine, and it would have to be check at a sewing machine shop
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Feed Dogs, Thread Tangle
Hi Jeanette! You have a Singer Featherweight--the best sewing machine ever made! (Mine dates from 1950/51 and I wouldn't trade it for the world.) These beautiful, sturdy machines were designed to be easily repairable at home, but you'll need a copy of the Service Manual (get the Instruction manual too, if you don't have one.) Go to www.singer-featherweight.com and check out what they have available.
I had a similar problem (needle thread not catching the bobbin thread) and the problem was that I hadn't put the needle in correctly (flat side to the left). Also, I will occasionally get thread wrapped around the bobbin housing--sewing along just great and then everything comes to a screeching halt. I'm not sure why that happens, but I'm getting pretty good at taking the bobbin housing apart. The manual is pretty clear on how to do it. You can contact me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
my Brother sewing machine model VX 1120 will not pick up the Bobbin Thread. Machine is fairly new with only several hours use. I have changed needles , tried different bobbins, cleaned the machine. Any suggestions?
Posted on Jul 13, 2008
SOURCE: bobbin thread won't catch
I've just had this exact problem with my model 2037. The problem, according to 3 shops I've taken mine to, is that the shuttle hook (the metal piece that the bobbin sits in) is broken and needs replaced. Problem is, the piece is next to impossible to find.
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
Possibly you have the bobbin back in upside down and its turning the wrong way. Happens all the time. If you mean it will not pick up the bottom thread then maybe the needle is in backwards or the machine is out of time. I doubt you will have to replace a part but if it does or you need to have the timing adjusted you will have to maybe look at the Yellow Pages or here online and find the nearest sewing machine repair or dealership and have them look at it.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
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