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The top thread is not picking up the bobbin thread

It will pull the thread out of the bobbin on the first try but not when I start to sew

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Check the timing of the needle to the hook. HERE is a guide to generic principles of Timing
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Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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Bobbin doesn't move so that needle can pull thread up from bobbin


If the tail is long enough on the bobbin thread and the top thread does not pick it up, try a brand new needle. A bent/damaged needle sometimes will not pick up the bobbin thread. If a new needle doesn't help, then your machine is probably out of time. Search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

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Try installing a brand new needle. Bent/damaged needles will sometimes not pick up the bobbin thread.

Make sure the machine is threaded correctly. Check the bobbin--ie, it is turning the correct direction in the bobbin case and is threaded properly through the bobbin tension.

You might also try pulling the bobbin thread up to the top before beginning to stitch.
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Doesn't pick up bobbin thread
1. The bobbin may be in backwards.
2. The bobbin thread & top thread need to be pulled to the back before starting the stitching
3. You need a ballpoint rather than universal needle to sew on t-shirt knits.
4. the needle is in the machine backwards
5. Make sure the needle is the correct one for the fabric being sewed
6. Needle inserted wrong in the needle holder
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Doesn't pick up bobbin thread
1. The bobbin may be in backwards.
2. The bobbin thread & top thread need to be pulled to the back before starting the stitching
3. You need a ballpoint rather than universal needle to sew on t-shirt knits.
4. the needle is in the machine backwards
5. Make sure the needle is the correct one for the fabric being sewed
6. Needle inserted wrong in the needle holder
7. Warped needle
8. Warped bobbin
9. Also could be a timing problem

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How do I get the bobbin to thread after I put it back in the holder.


Do you have the bobbin holder threaded right? You have to put the bobbin into the holder and follow the thread path, then pull it up to the top and turn the needle by hand until the thread picks up the bobbin thread. then pull both threads up and to the back then slide your bobbin plate back into the machine and you are ready to sew. Hopes this helps. wish I could draw you a picture.

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The top thread is what pulls up the bobbin thread. What does the stitch look like?

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It is time for cleaning. Open up machine and use a hair dryer to loosen dried grease. Use a qtip to remove dry grease. If done the right way it will take a while to do this. Moving parts that are moving has to be lubricated to lower friction and wear. Use only sewing machine oil. Lubricate the needle arm while it goes up and down and the race with one drop of oil. The race is a little area under the bobbin case that looks like a race track. Replace needle. This area should also be cleaned thoroughly. Set top tension to four. Pull on the thread to feel how much pull it requires to make the thread move. This is the same pull you will need for the bobbin. You may need to adjust the bobbin by turning the screw to get the right tension. It cannot be loose. The attempt is to get the exact same tension as the top tension just like a tug of war. After cleaning you may change your thread. It might be too old to use. Once all of these have been done you can thread the top and use one hand on the hand wheel to bring the bobbin thread up. It should come up easily. Try your machine. Leave the top tension set at four. If the stitches aren't so good make minute adjustments on the bobbin until you have a beautiful stitch. The top tension and bobbin tension must be the same pull. If you have done all this and it still doesn't give you a good stitch you will need to have it timed from your local pro.

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My machine is not picking up the stitches. I have rethreaded, checked needle and tension.


try these suggestions
Not picking up thread can be several issues
1.bobbin is miss wound
2. bobbin case isn't snapped in properly
3. you're using the wrong type bobbin
4. needle is bent or burred
5. check bobbin area for lint & loose threads
6. little oil--check operation manual for this
7.machine is out of time --done by service tech
8.check automatic thread cutter to see if it’s bent
but most of the time the issue is once again mis-threading or the thread coming off take up lever
sewing machine needles put in incorrectly
Check & make sure needle is in the needle holder correctly.
Check your manual for threading diagram
check bobbin area including case for lint & loose threads
Take the needle plate off & clean under neath it ( if your machine has screws that hold the needle plate on be careful NOT TO DAMAGE THE SCREWS) because a damaged screw that has a burr on it can pull fabric
Each time you start to sew
1.make sure there’s 2 to 3 inches of top thread when you put the needle down for the bobbin thread
2.make sure there is a 2 to 3 inch of bobbin thread so the top thread can pick it up
3.Pull the tail of the top and bobbin thread behind the presser foot
hope these help--please rate this with the thumbs in the upper right hand corner-thank you

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Have installed your bobbin right? By this, I mean drop the bobbin in but make sure that you pull the thread through the tension spring by putting your finger to hold the bobbin in place, then pull on the thread to get the tension. Let me know if this works.

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