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I can't get the bobbin to pick up and the foot control is not picking up the needle.

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Check to see if the bobbin winding settings are still engaged.

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Br VX950 machine does not pick up bobbin thread

First, make sure the bobbin-winding spindle (located on top of your machine) has been pushed back to the left for sewing. If it is not in the correct position, the needle will not go down and pick-up your bobbin thread. ... Make sure the presser foot is up when seating the thread through the upper tension.....
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Oct 23, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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I can't get my needle to grab my bobbin thread

Always--install a brand new needle. A bent/dull/damaged needle may not pick up the bobbin thread.

Remove the thread from the machine. Always Raise The Presser Foot and rethread from the beginning. Make sure the thread seats completely in the tension disk and the thread path is correct.

Test your machine. If it still fails to pick up the bobbin thread, then your machine may have a timing issue (the needle is arriving at the bobbin at the wrong time in order to intercept with the bobbin thread).

There are many web sites and videos explaining sewing machine timing. Or, you can take it for service.


Jul 17, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Top thread not picking up bottom thread

Try installing a brand new needle. Bent or damaged needles sometimes do not contact the bobbin thread to pick it up.

Usually threading is not an issue, but you may want to rethread the machine (be sure to always RAISE the presser foot during threading).

If it still doesn't pick up the bobbin thread, most likely the needle/hook is out of time. Take it for service.


Jun 04, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Model 7043 Imperial. how do I pick up bobbin tread?

Install a brand new needle--make sure the flat side is facing the correct direction. Remove all the thread. RAISE the presser foot and rethread everything from the beginning. Make sure the bobbin is threaded properly.

Hand rotate the handwheel one full turn and see if it picks up the bobbin thread. If not, make sure you are using the correct needles.

Open the bobbin door and while watching the needle action, watch when the needle comes down, is it looping to catch the bobbin thread? If it's not, then it could be a needle/hook timing problem.

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Jan 06, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Needle goes up & down bobbbin moves but needle does not pick thread. some one said timing is off, is there a timing adjustment? thank U AL

The timing could be off. However, try these possibilities first:
***Replace your needle and make sure it is all the way in and facing the right direction.
***Set the bobbin tension (Attachment with instructions).
***Set the top tension to four. When threading do it with the pressure foot up. As you thread give small tugs to ensure there are no catches. It should run smoothly.
***Before you thread the needle put the pressure foot down. Give the thread a small tug. Their should be a resistance from the tension control. You can turn the tension both directions to get an idea that it is truly functional.
***Finally, set the tension to four and thread the needle.
***Make sure the bobbin case isn't moving around. If it is you will need to adjust. See attachment.




Oct 07, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Needle does not pick up bobbin thread

1. Replace needle. Make sure the needle is pointing the right direction and all the way in.
2. Make sure the thread from the bobbin is extended three inches. It must be with the appropriate tension. (Follow guide attached).
3. While threading the machine do it with the pressure foot up and give little tugs to insure there are no hangups.
4. Once successfully threading the machine hold the top thread under the foot towards the back while turning the hand wheel towards you.
5. It should pick up the bobbin thread.
6. Once again; make sure the needle is inserted the right direction.
7 If this doesn't work monitor the bobbin case if it is on top. If it moves fairly back and forth easily the holders on each side of the case might need to be tightened.




Jun 04, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I am having problems with the bobbin its not picking up the bobbin thread through the needle

thread the upper part and the needle put presser foot down hold loose end of thread with felt hand and turn the wheel with right . the needle goes down shuttle wraps the bobbin thread around the upper and when needle comes up the bobbin thread will be with it . OR have yo MOMMA SHOW U HOW

Feb 18, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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How does bobbin work

don't forget to load the spool under the foot plate with cotton as well and make sure its loose thred it up and try to watch if it picks it up from under the foot and pull it out so you have one cotton from the bobbin and one coming out from under the foot through a small hole and try again
let me know if you still have problems with it the timeing might be out a bit as well

Jan 22, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Machine just quit picking up bobbin thread and sewing in the material. It is just making holes in the material.

Needs a new needle right way around, most likely. And check the threading on both bobbin and top of the machine. It makes a big difference which way the bobbin turns in the bobbin case.

Needles need to be replaced every 2-8 hours of sewing time, on average, or about 1 needle per garment. A needle that has hit the presser foot or needle plate is "dead", and needs to be replaced to (and eventually, you'll need to buff out the rough spots on the presser foot, and needle plate).

Common causes of skipped stitches (stitching that looks like
_ _______ _ _ _______ _ _____________ instead of _ _ _ _ _ _) or of not picking up the bobbin thread are: dull or damaged needle, needle in backwards, needle not fully up in the needle clamp, needle too small a size for the thickness of fabric, dirty machine, misthreaded machine, and way, way, way down on the list, machine out of time.

Jan 14, 2014 | Singer Sewing Machines

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The bobbin thread appears up through the hole by the foot, but the needle doesn't seem to be picking it up and advancing the thread properly, so when I sew, the bobbin thread isn't engaging. I have a JC...

Check the timing of the needle to the hook. Here is a guide to generic principles of Timing
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