Question about Husqvarna Sewing Machines

2 Answers

Thread bunching up around bobbin

I just purchased my husqvarna scandinavia 300 sewing machine from an individual and I have not been able to take the first stitch! I am very disappointed! I thought that I had wound the bobbin correctly but, when I thread the bobbin to the best of my understanding ---- it will not sew. It kind of stays at one place; in fact the thread bunches up right away in the bobbin and jams and I cannot do anything. Have I not threaded the bobbin correctly? I do not know what is wrong. Can you help me?

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 201 Answers

You have received some good advice already, especially to make sure you are using the correct bobbin - these machines will not accept just any old generic bobbin. Make sure that the bobbin thread "clicks" into the bobbin tension slot. Make sure that the feed dogs are up (don't know your specific model, but guessing there is a "switch" under the sewing arm). Hold onto the top and bobbin threads, or at least the top thread, for the first few stitches. Be sure to have your material under the needle when you start (i.e. you are not sewing into "air" for the first stitches). Be sure to put the presser foot lever down before you start sewing. Check threading of the top thread - it must be done with the presser foot lever Up so that the tension disks are open to receive the thread.
If you can't get to a dealer easily, phone the person you bought the machine from and ask for some help.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Husqvarna Expert
  • 371 Answers

If you do not have a user guide, you might want to find one. Try ebay or have an authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer order you one. In fact I would find your nearest authorized Husqvarnia Viking dealer and visit them with you machine. They should be able to help you and usually are very helpful even if you didn't buy the machine from them. If they determine it is correctly threaded and the bobbin is ok, have it serviced by an authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer or have them send it to Husqvarna Viking (SVP) Technical Service Dept in Tennessee for service. The machine should give you years of good performance.

Use only genuine Husqvarna Viking bobbins.

To find an authorized dealer near you, check the Husqvarna Viking website -

Good luck.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

As you sew thread bunches up in bobbin compartment

Generally, you need to rethread your machine on top. You should probably take the bobbin out and see if it is wound properly. You should change the needle too.

Apr 22, 2014 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Husqvarna viking, scandinavia 400: bobbin issues

try decreasing the tension to 3, if that doesn't help I would suggest to have it checked if it's still under warrenty
also is the fabric & needle & thread compatable?

Feb 27, 2012 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Husqvarna mega quilter is bunching bobbin thread when quilting. Top thread looks fine. I have tried adjusting tension. what should I look for?

try a new needle
clean these areas,,under needle plate,,,bobbin area
check to make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly

Aug 02, 2011 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

1 Answer

My thread is bunching up under needle when sewing therfore it locks the machine up. i've tried re-threading several times and it's still doing! please! after this i have to take bobbin & bobin...

Check the bobbin tension and 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.

Feb 22, 2011 | Husqvarna Designer I

1 Answer

I have a Scandinavia that seems to sew just fine except the bobbin thread is all knotted up. I am sewing on light weight naugahide with upholstery thread and a size 16 needle. thank you.

You may use the upholstery thread in the needle, but not the bobbin. Use standard size thread in the bobbin. If you absolutely need to use the upholstery thread in the bobbin, you will need to adjust the upper and possibly lower tension in order for it to work.

Feb 11, 2011 | Husqvarna Scandinavia 100 Sewing Machine

1 Answer

The bobbin thread keeps bunching up on my 990 machine

It is probably not the bobbin thread that is "bunching", put different color top (maybe red), and bobbin (maybe white), thread in the machine and sew. If the top thread is messing up on the bottom of the cloth you have 3 possible solutions. Here are the solutions in order of probability:
1 - You have not threaded the UPPER thread correctly. Read your book on threading.
2 - Your UPPER thread tension is too low. Try setting it at 5 or so.
3 - Your shuttle is damaged. Get a new one.

Jan 15, 2011 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Putting the bobbin in. I keep thinking I am doing it right and then it winds up in a big knot underneath

There is a right way and a wrong way to wind the bobin and set it into the machine. You may also not have the threaded seated properly in the thop tension

Aug 14, 2010 | Husqvarna Scandinavia 100 Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Bobbin thread is bunching up and wobbling

you don't have it threaded right and you have to make sure the thread is seated between the top tension disc

Jun 28, 2010 | Husqvarna Rose

1 Answer

I am having trouble with my bobbin . When I put into the sewing machine and begin to sew the cotton just bunches up and jams . Any suggestions

Here are a couple of things to try.

* Un-thread your machine and remove your bobbin. Clean any loose thread or lint out of your
bobbin case. Re-thread your machine, reinsert and re-thread your bobbin.

* Change your bobbin
There could be a nick along the edge of your bobbin spool that’s catching your thread as you

* When you start to sew a seam, grasp the upper and bobbin thread tails. Hold them back
and out of the way as you sew your first couple of stitches. This will keep them from getting
caught in your machine.

Hope this helps.

Sep 13, 2009 | Husqvarna Designer I

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sewing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

335 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Husqvarna Sewing Machines Experts

Douglas Plant
Douglas Plant

Level 2 Expert

184 Answers

Tally Girl
Tally Girl

Level 3 Expert

1129 Answers

Derek Massey

Level 2 Expert

92 Answers

Are you a Husqvarna Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides