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My thread often becomes unthreaded from the part that raises and lowers the needle causing the thread and fabric to jam up

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  • mctigerlily Mar 25, 2009

    I have the problem of the lower looper coming unthreaded, but it DOES NOT break! It seemingly comes out of the lower looper. HELP!

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Your needle should not come unthreaded in the middle of sewing.. if it does, it is because the thread breaks. this can be a simple tension problem or brittle thread.

if you are talking about at the beginning of sewing that the needle comes unthreaded, then you should just pull out 6-8 inches of thread through the needle before putting your fabric under and begin sewing.

i hop that helps.

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