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Help cannot use my singer cg 590!

Everything is threaded the correct way but the bobbin thread won't come up

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  • NEW SEWER Apr 07, 2008

    everything is threaded the correct way but the bobbin thread won't come up

  • Anonymous May 23, 2008

    My Singer CG590 jammed up within 1 hour of use. The threads on the bottom were intermittently loose. Now the needle will not pick up the bobbin thread. Singer told me it is "Out of time". I was using upholstery thread as I was sewing vinyl. Singer claims the machine will not sew with this thread, only what I call :wimpy" thread. This is described as a Work Horse able to sew leather. Leather being sewed with wimpy cotton thread? This machine is only good for sewing little cotton items like hankies. Any brand new machine, purchased from a Singer store should not need to be serviced after only 1 hour. My 80 year old Singer is still running smoothly and was NEVER serviced, other than oil. I plan on fixing the problem by returning the machine which I consider a piece of junk.

  • cookie maria Oct 02, 2008

    Bought Singer CG 590 after 2 demos School Machine Distributors rep . (demo'd 8 layers leather/16 of denim OK) Mine knotts terrib. under most fabric despite tension/stitch/needle readjusts. Threader never funct. Bulb weak/bad aim.Presser foot up/down & not 3 posit. in manual/can't climb 2 layers cotton tee/folded seam allow.Face plate teeth adjust inadeq. to compens. lack flex presser foot.Manual good thread/needle/stitch charts. "How to" info incomplete or inapplic this mach.Sturdy frame. MANY lost hrs/max, frust/estim. my fault.Junk mach& tech attitude (said see video/call back, despite my deadline/urgency.(I have 40+yrs sew exper) Mach needs better owner !?

  • Carol Sutton
    Carol Sutton Sep 10, 2012

    That's funny because I use upholstery thread in mine all the time. Just in the bobbin for the most part, but it works well. I still use my Pfaff 230 for actual upholstery, though.



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Threading a bobbin on a singer is backward to most other machines.
The thread goes under and you bring back through the 2nd slot and your home free . Had one for seven years and it wasn't worth anything after having a Kenmore verticle and then buying this one that threads actly backwards. Works fine after I figured it out. I use it for quilting.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008


I have also bought a Singer CG590 and after a few days of sewing almost threw it out the window!!!...a waste of money is what I say!

Posted on Jul 25, 2008


I have also bought a Singer CG590 and after a few days of sewing almost threw it out the window!!!...a waste of money is what I say!

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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