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Drawing up bobbin thread

Hi ok everytime i try to draw up the bobbin thread it catches on the shuttel hook. I am a seamstress but i can't figure this one out. this was my moms so can you help?

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Re: drawing up bobbin thread

If the thread is not clearing the hook te chances are the machine will need retiming, have you checked for any sharp edges or burrs ont the hook that might be holding it back, if the machine is sewing perfectly once you getit going and is not missing stitches the timing will be okay.

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have you made sure that your bobbin thread is going into the case going back on itself rather than threading directly into the bobbin case slit. This creates tension. Also check the thread take up as you hand wind the fly wheel. If the tp and bottom threads are not catching each other from the bobbin hook then it could be that the timing has gone out of sync. If you can get hold of a Readers Digest sewing book there are good operational drawings of how the bobbin and needle coordinate.

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Help! I'm having problems with my Necchi Lydia 3. Firstly when threading up, the threaded needle refuses to draw up the bobbin thread. I've followed the instructions and the needle comes in and out but...

try a different bobbin
make sure the bobbin in turned the right way in the bobbin case
also the machine may have a timing problem, and having it checked to would be a good idea.

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I have a seamstress sewing machine but the bobbin thread doesnt move at all

it would be a good idea to have the machine checked to see if
there is something wrong with the hook & hook race or if the bobbin
case needs to be replaced

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Shark model 361 when drawing up the bobbin thread it wont catch upper thread wandering what the bobbin looks like for this machine

try changing the needle
rethread the machine top & bobbin
check with to see if they show a picture of the bobbins for that machine

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How do I thread my elna super sewing machine

Hi Marsha, this is pretty straight forward on these beaut Swiss made machines.

Have you managed to wind a bobbin firstly? You need to disenage the clutch by holding the outside of the flywheel and turning the inner coupling knob towards you. Bring up the bobbin winder spindle into a vertical position. Place spool of thread onto one of the spool pins at the rear of the machine, then take the thread from your spool across to the thread guide on the left of the head of the machine, to the inside of the bobbin pull the tail from inside the bobbin up through a hole on top. Place the bobbin on the spindle and TURN IT SLIGHLY UNTIL IT CAN BE PRESSED ALL THE WAY DOWN. While holding the protuding end of the thread wind a few turns of thread on the bobbin by pressing the knee control lever until the core of the bobbin is covered securing your starting point. Stop and trim the loose end of thread up against the bobbin, then restart winding until it stops automatically when full, while keeping light tension onto your thread spool at the back (use the curved handle of your scissors into the top of the spoool) so it maintains even tension on the thread as it comes off. Watch the bobbin and give the thread a nudge with your finger if it starts to fill too much in the middle, you want a nice even wind top middle and bottom. When bobbin is fully wound, remove it and swing the bobbin winder spindle to the side. Then tighten up clutch again by holding flywheel and turning inner coupling wheel away from you until it is firm.

Open the bobbin cover flap, drop the bobbin in with the holes on top. Hold the thread tail and move it clockwise around the bobbin case until it goes into the little groove - press down on the thread while holding the bobbin still with a finger, you will hear the thread click into the tension spring. Try again if this doesn't happen, you must get it into the tension. You can test by lifting the thread vertically, it will come out again if not in the spring.

Now, top thread. Turn the flywheel toward you until thread take up lever is in its highest position and raise the pressure foot. Place the thread spool on a spool pin so that the thread unwinds itself from the side nearest the machine. Pas the thread from below throu the thread guide then throu one of the two openings of the upper thread tension, thread from left to right, through the hole of the thread take up lever, then pas it from behind through the two thread guides at the lower front of the head. Then thread the needle from front to back. Use the top thread to draw up the bobbin thread by holding the top thread and turning the flywheel towards you through one sequence so the hook catches the upper thread, then pull the top thread to draw up the bobbin thread to the top. Close the bobbin cov er plate, draw both threads to the back of the sewing platform and you're ready to sew.

You need to oil this vintage machine and there should be marked red points inside the head cover and on the side of the bobbin case denoting where.

I would suggest that you join the Yahoo group called Elna Heirlooms; you'll find some useful information there and very helpful members who maintain their Elnas like your model.

Oct 19, 2011 | Elna 2007 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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The top sewing thread feeds into the bobbin chamber and gets tangled. The top thread will not draw up the bobbin thread. This a Quilters Dream 2

I'd suggest that you rethread the top thread entirely, ensuring the thread is going through the tension discs correctly and that the tension dial is set to the medium setting, usually 4 or 5.

If you have your manual, also check the cleaning instructions and see if the manual gives instructions on how to clean the tension discs, some of the newer machines these are hidden away but earlier models, you just turned the dial to zero, then ran a piece of clean cotton scrap selvedge edge through between the discs to clean out.

Also, if the machine is not drawing the bobbin thread up to the needle plate during a stitch sequence, check that your needle is not in backwards. Must be flat shank to the back.

Finally, if you are getting thread birdnests in the bobbin area a lot, remove the needle plate and follow your manual instructions to remove the bobbin holder and clean under it. The bobbin holder looks like this and sits in a surround.

tally_girl_12.jpg Check that this case hasn't been damaged by the needle, there may be little piercing or burring of the plastic. If so, give it a file smooth with a nail file, wipe it clean and try again. The rough edge could be catching the threads.

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Drawing up the lower thread

Check the needle to be sure it is installed with the flat side to the back of the sewing machine.

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I suspect you are correctly threading the machine but the timing of the needle and bobbin hook is off. When the threaded needle goes into the bobbin area, a pointed hook grabs the thread and loops it with the bobbin thread. Something is catching when the needle starts to come up that is not allowing the bobbin thread to be pulled back through the needle plate opening by the upper thread. With machine threaded and bobbin in place, have the bobbin area open if possible and watch the thread interaction when the needle goes down. To set the hook/needle timing, normally covers have to be removed. Suggest taking it to an authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer for service. You can find the nearest dealer by click on the "Dealer" link at
Good luck.

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Bobbin not taking up the thread

Thread the needle and pull out 6" of thread, hold the end of the thread, leaving the foot up, cycle the needle down and back up, you should have a loop of thread appearing under the foot and over the needle thread.

Slide something between the foot and the plate,from left to right this should pull the bottom thread up.

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Kenmore 15516 bobbin

1. Remove the bobbin case
2. Release the clutch by pulling out the handwheel
3. Draw the thread from the spool andguide the thread throught the hole in the bobbin from the inside to the outside
4. Put the bobbin on the bobbin spindle
5. Push the bobbin to the right
6. Hold the free end of the thread and depress the foot control, wind until full
7. Push the handwheel in (to wngage the clutch)
8. Push the bobbin spindle back tot he left to resume sewing mode.
9. Place the bobbin in the bobbin case (thread should feed clockwise)
10. Draw the thread through the slot in the bobbin case
11. Continue to draw the thread under the tension spring and through the opening Pull out about 4"' of thread
12. Holding the latch open position the bobbin case into the shuttle and release the latch
13. Case should lock into place when released

Hope this helps!


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