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Re: I was filling the bobbin but the thread went under...
The cover over the feed dogs flips up or has a tiny screw which will allow you to reach it from the top with a tweezers or toothpick. Or a fine pointed scissors should allow you to snip the thread around the post until you can pull it off in small increments.
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Unwind about 18" or so of thread and bring it around the backside of the bobbin winder tension disc, wind it around the tension disc one time. Some machines might have a thread guide before this step- if yours does, don't skip it! Be sure to place your thread through all the threadguides on your machine. 3.Jul 20, 2015
Are you sewing very thick fabrics? What kind of needle and thread are you using? Have you cleaned the lint from around/under your feed dogs? Are you using spools of thread or cones? Spools should go on the spool holder on your machine and unwind from the side, but cones need a holder and should unwind from the top. Have you tried cleaning your bobbin casing?
Hold the bobbin case in your left hand, with your right hand, insert the bobbin with the thread unwinding from the right. Pull the thread through the small slot in the top of the bobbin case, then hold the bobbin tight and pull the thread under the bobbin case tension spring ( a flat piece of metal). When you pull the thread out, there should be some tension on the thread and the bobbin should unwind counter clockwise. If there is no tension on the thread, it's not under the tension spring on the case. If the bobbin turns the wrong way, remove it and turn it around, and put it back in.
Electronic sewing machines have a sensor that knows when you are winding. Just place the bobbin on the spindle and push it over until it locks for bobbin rewind. Place thread through one of the holes and allow the bobbin to turn. Now step on the gas and let it fill up.
Take your bobbin carrier out. Place bobbin in carrier so the thread is unwinding, counter clockwise usually. Place the thread under the little slit and pull it until it feels like it is under a pressure. To check for this pressure (tension) hold the thread carrier with thread under tension and gently bob. It should allow a small amount of thread to extend. If not then loosen the screw. If too much extends then tighten. Now, place the carrier and bobbin in the sewing machine and make sure the snap is heard when you place it in there. It has to be seated. I believe this is a electronic machine and you won\'t have anymore problems because it will do the rest of your needed things before you sew. HOPE IT HELPS
Drop bobbin in carrier such that the thread and bobbin form "P". When you pull on thread the bobbin unwinds counter clockwise. Lay loose thread in groove on plate coming toward front of machine. Replace cover. Rotate hand wheel towards you to pick up thread. Pull upper and lower threads to rear of machine under presser foot.
Have you checked that under the foot plate is clean sometimes a bit of fluff or thread collects there, and are you threading the needle the right way. check with the manual for the machine. Also check which way the manual recommends the bobbin thread is unwinding clockwise or anticlockwise. Hope this is helpful,
I would suggest that you revisit the threading up in your manual and double check that the top thread is under tension.
However, if the stitiching on top of the fabric is wonky, this is your bottom tension too loose, and if stitching on the the underside of the fabric is loose, its the top tension causing it.
Quite often bobbin winding can be the cause of bad stitching so pull out the manual and wind a bobbin carefully following the instructions, making sure that the thread is under gentle tension as it winds. What you don't want is for the thread spool to bounce around as it unwinds onto the bobbin as this gives uneven tension of the thread and when you then stitch a seam, the thread relaxes in different amounts causing puckering.
So wind at 3/4 speed, and gently guide the thread onto the bobbin so it fills evenly across the whole core. And ensure there is tension on via a tension guide if your machine has one. If not, then place the curved handle of your scissors onto the top of the thread spool and hold it there as you wind, which holds the spool down and keeps the thread coming off it smoothly.
Always raise the pressure foot when you thread the machine so the top thread goes into tension fully. And new needle for each new sewing job is really important, make sure it is the right size and type of needle for the fabric you are sewing.
Check that the thread is tight around the bobbin. Make sure that the bobbin is in the right way around - the bobbin thread should double back on itself coming out of the bobbin holder. The bobbin tension adjustment is the small screw in the plate on the bobbin case that the thread passes under as it comes off the bobbin and goes out.
turn your thread 3 turns to the right, clockwise,
then pass theend of the thread, under the coming thread and give it another 3 turns to the right.
For better results, always remove old thread from bobbin before filling it up.