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How to thread the bobbin?

I don't know how to thread the bobbin - instruction manual lost in move to Canada

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Use a threader

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Threading the bobbin thread

try rethreading the machine top and bobbin--make sure to use every
thread guide
try changing the needle--make sure the needle is turned the right way
and inserted correctly into the needle holder
make sure the bobbin is turned the right way in the bobbin case
and if the machine still will not pick up the bobbin thread it would be a
good idea to have the machine checked to see if the timing is ok.

here is a link for a free manual just incase you don't have one

Nov 06, 2012 | Singer 7258 Sewing Machine

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Bobbin thread too loose in singer 9805c

change the needle
make sure the thread isn't coming off the thread take up lever
clean under the needle plate & bobbin area for lint or loose threads
try a different thread
make sure the fabric & needle & thread are compatable
do you have a manual?
Go to the singer website
Go to the home page
Go to customer service--click on it--it will show a small menu--click on instruction manual
In the box put the model number (example 9805 ) don't a the C in the box
& click search--if you don't find what you need--contact singer customer service

Mar 19, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

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How to thread a bobbin

Which Singer machine do you have? I know how to wind and insert a full bobbin for some models.

Some wind the bobbin with it in the case. This is the case with my Touch & Sew. Inserting a full bobbin is simple. Open the slide plate and drop in the bobbin with the rings up. Make sure that to hold the bobbin thread so that it comes off at the left. Then close the slide plate and make sure that the end of the bobbin thread is coming through the notch. Hold onto the threads and turn the handwheel until the top and bottom thread come back up with a twist. To wind a bobbin for this machine, open the slide plate (some models have a little mark to line up the slide plate). Put in the empty bobbin and thread the top normally. Set the machine to straight stitch and push the bobbin wind button in. (This has a bulls-eye symbol on it.) Wrap the end of the top thread around the presser foot screw several times and hold onto the end. Step on the foot control to start winding. Keep winding until the bobbin is full. The thread wound onto the screw should break. Pull some extra thread and cut it to separate the top and bottom threads. Close the slide plate and set your desired stitch.

Other models are wound at the top of the machine. For some of with a drop-in bobbin, you need to bring the thread down to a catch and then off to the left to another catch. Some have a vertical bobbin. I don't remember if they all have a removable case. Those that do need the thread to come through a notch on the case that pulls the thread under a spring that keeps the bobbin tension. However you should check your manual. If you do not have a manual, check if one is available online. ( has many of the Singer manuals for sale or download.)

If you post a comment with the model of your machine, I'll give you a description of threading the bobbin or winding one.

Cindy Wells

Jan 19, 2012 | Singer Sewing Machines

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I bought my daughter a White sew E-Z so she can have fun on her first sewing machine. However there is no manual and no instructions on how to thread the bobin. the bobin just sits on its flat side to go...

Check the model number of the machine. White sewing machine manuals are available from Singer at . Enter the model number and click Search.

The White Sew E-Z model W338 manual is available here: .

Unlike some machines this one doesn't really need the bobbin threaded. Place the bobbin in the bobbin holder and leave about 5" of thread extended out from the bobbin holder. With the bobbin compartment still open, lower the presser foot and turn the handwheel to move the threaded needle through the stitch cycle. (I find holding the threads helps; normally, you'll feel them pulling under your fingers.) When the needle has returned to the top of the path, lift the presser foot. Then pull both threads around to the front (the bobbin thread should wrap around the top thread). Then move the threads to the back of the presser foot.

If the needle isn't catching the bobbin thread, first try a new needle (bent or dull needles don't always function properly). Next check the bobbin holder for nicks or other damage. There is a small hook on the bobbin holder that should be where the top and bottom threads intertwine. Under rare circumstances, you will find that the bobbin tension of the bobbin holder is misadjusted. This can interfere with the bobbin thread twisting properly. There is a little set screw that allows you can tighten or loosen the bobbin tension as needed. Adjusting the screw is to be avoided when possible and done in small increments (1/8 turn) if needed. It's easy to strip the threads for the set screw and end up needing to replace the bobbin holder.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jul 13, 2011 | White Sewing Sewing Machines

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I need to know how to thread my tcm sewing machine as i have no instructions as it was given to me thank you

I do not know this model but why don't you visit, there is good general threading information there as well as care and maintenance tips for sewing machines. Older machines need oiling, many modern ones have nylon parts or oiling wicks so not required so often. If you can see red marks on parts of the machine, these are usually oiling spots.

sewing machines are usually horizontal top loading bobbins where the bobbin goes into a bobbin holder and the thread gets clicked into a tension spring.

Or vertical front loading bobbins inside a removable bobbin case with a tension spring on the outside of the bobbin case.

Top threading up is usually through a number of eyelets, through a tension device of some sort, then down to the needle.

Remember, the scarf (cut out) of the needle should face to the back of the machine. Most domestic sewing machines use 130/704H needle system and the needle has a flat shank which goes to the back in the needle holder so you get this right.

You can also try or, both list some instruction manuals and threading diagrams for some makes and models.

Apr 26, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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Need to know how to thread bobbin

manuals can be purchased @ janome. com. your machine should have a bobbin winder. Set empty bobbin on the bobbin winder pin. Thread spool of thread though guide(or tension wheel on the top of the machine;NOT the stitching tension.) wrap thread around bobbin to start, and push bobbin toward the flywheel. slowly press foot pedal and bobbin should begin to turn. apply more pressure to foot pedal to increase speed.When full, bobbin winder should kick back to stop.

May 29, 2010 | Janome 2049LX Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I have lost my book . i don''t know how i use it,even i do not know the simple sitch

I found this site that has diagrams for threading the machine. Most Singers thread the same, so once you learn one, you've pretty much got them all.

The bobbin thread usually goes counter-clockwise. If you find that the thread is getting caught up in the bobbin area, check to see if the bobbin has been inserted correctly.

Feb 11, 2010 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Can not get bobbin to thread

Ok, while I can't find your exact model, I found the closest number for threading/bobbin instructions:

And this site has instructions for many more Necchi machines:

Mar 22, 2009 | Necchi Sewing Machines

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Cannot thread bobbin

If I remember correctly this machine has a little arm in the bobbin case area. You will need to open the slide plate, move that arm towards the middle of the bobbin. Thread your machine as normal, take the thread going through the needle eye and wrap it around the thumb screw a couple times, then start "sewing" your bobbin should begin filling, once started, you can release the thread wrapped around the thumbscrew. Once filled, you simply close the slide plate and that moves the arm back into place and start sewing.

Dec 23, 2008 | Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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