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One Step Button hole doesn't work. The material doesn't move it stays in one place and makes a thread mess

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Try adjusting the tension. Is it a heavy fabric?

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When threading machine, thread won't stay in place at step 4, so when I move thread to step 5, thread comes away. Only bought mchine in March.


When threading the upper thread, be sure to always raise the presser foot. This releases the tension disk and allows the thread to seat properly.

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May 15, 2016 | Singer 1409 Promise Sewing Machine

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For the dressmaker II, the first bobbin, I got through step 1-5 but where the does step 6 go BECUZ that's really trippin me, PLS tell me. And the instruction is not clear at all, I don't understand it


Hi Vicky, I hope this helps you:
1. Remove the slide cover plate by sliding it toward you, and lift
up the bobbin and the bobbin case from the machine.
2. Put the bobbin pin into the hole on top of the hand wheel and
place an empty bobbin on the bobbin pin (spindle).
3. Lift the large spool pin from the back of the machine and
place the spool of thread on the large spool pin.
4. Place the bobbin winder tension clip into the hole in the back
of the machine.
5. Pull the thread to the left and pass it through the bobbin
winder tension disc.
6. Insert the thread through the hole in the bobbin from the inside
out and leave about 3" of thread out. (ensure that the hole on the bobbin is facing upwards)

7. Hold the end of the thread and start the machine, either by
pressing on the start button or the foot control. After the
bobbin winds a few turns, stop the machine and cut the thread
close to the bobbin. (Cut the thread end that is protruding from the hole at the top of the bobbin).


8. Start the machine again and continue winding until the bobbin
is full or the quantity of thread is enough for your needs.
9. Stop the machine and cut the thread. Remove the bobbin from
the bobbin pin.
10.Take out the bobbin pin from the hand wheel and push back
the large spool pin into the slot in the back of the machine.

Good luck :)

Jun 21, 2015 | Euro-Pro Dressmaker 998B

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My minghui is sawing just top and bottom is just mess can u help me???


Thanks for the question.
If your machine is not sewing on the bottom or making stacks of thread called (bird nesting) there are several simple fixes for this and some not so simple.
First you need to make sure that you are threading the bobbin into the holder correctly, Insure that you pull the end of the thread through the little slit on the side of the bobbin and that the thread is somewhat snug but not hard to pull.
Once you have done this replace the bobbin in the bobbin holder and thread the feed thread over the top from the spool or thread. making sure that you run it through the auto tensioner.
Set the auto thread tension to +1 to start, go ahead and thread the main feed through the bobbin feed so that you have both strings on the sewing deck.
Now with a piece of used material, pull both bobbin feed and Main thread behind the machine, insert your test material, drop the material tension foot onto material and start to sew a 1 inch spot.
After about one inch check to see if your machine is still nesting thread, if it is you need to add more tention to the main thread by moving the auto tensioner to +2. Now test sew again a short distance and recheck. If you still have a issue move the tension up until the nesting of string stops.
If you reach the stop. than it\'s likely that the bobbin holder needs to be adjusted.
The bobbin holder has two small screws in it generally that allow a very small screwdriver to adjust the bi metal pensioner on the bobbin holder. This is the area where you slide the string through the little slot in the bobbin holder.
You can tighten those screws until the string is harder to pull out of the bobbin holder. You may have to repeat this step several times until you get the tensions just right.
but make sure that you reset the main Thread tension to 0 before you start adjusting the bobbin tension.
If after all this work fails you may have to replace the bobbin holder to correct this issue.
There is one other fix that you can try before replacing the bobbin holder and that is to purchase more expensive thread. The reason behind this is that the more expensive thread is thicker and causes more friction in the bobbin holder..
I hope that this has helped you, I know what it\'s like not to have a working sewing machine.
Best of luck and thanks for using Fixya.com

Oct 16, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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Needle is moving up and down but it doesn't move forward


if you have a manual, check and see where the feed dog lever is and make sure it's in the up position. when the feed dog is in the down position it's in the darn mode staying in one place,, but when it's in the up position the machine will sew.
here is a link for a manual, if you don't have a manual
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/instruction-manual-elna-2110.aspx

Jun 12, 2013 | Sewing Machines

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New Home ss2015 machine. I am having trouble with the thread tension. I have loops on the bottom. I have cleaned the bobbin case, changed the needle, re-threaded and moved the upper tension all the way up....


try adjusting the top tension to 3 & if it doesn't stop the looping, try 4 but I wouldn't go any higher than 5,, if changing the top tension doesn't help then I suggest taking the machine in to have it serviced. the bottom tension is more difficult to do,, it's also very possible that the top tension dial is messed up & needs replacing. only a sewing machine shop can tell for sure.

Mar 02, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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I'm trying to make a button hole and have tried at least 8 times. I've done it step by step according to the manual but the material seems to stay in one place, balls up until the thread breaks....


check the feed dogs & see if they are up--page 51
did you pull down the buttonhole lever---page 38
check the tension to make sure it correct-what the manual shows
check to make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever--page 16-- number 6
also clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for loose threads or lint
also check the needle--page 53

Aug 11, 2011 | Singer 4423 Sewing Machine

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How do you adjust the bobbin


Hello

Set the tension on the sewing machine for the weight of the material you want to sew. The tension setting shows in the stitch on the material. Use the chart on the machine that matches types of stitches with suggested material tensions. An example of this is, the stitch to sew jean material is different than the stitch to sew silk.

Take the bobbin and wind the thread around it. Make sure the bobbin is empty and don't fill it too full of thread. A bobbin filled too full won't stay tightly spun.

Thread the string evenly on the bobbin. Move the thread back and forth evenly and in layers that are level. Many Singer sewing machines have a bobbin winder on the top of the sewing machine, and the consistency of how it threads can save you frustration later.

Find the hole on the bobbin that is located near the inside spindle of the bobbin. Take the thread sitting on the sewing machines spool and insert the thread in the hole from inside the bobbin to the outside. Set the threaded bobbin on the spool designated for spinning on the top of the sewing machine for some Singers.

Turn the side drive wheel slowly until the threaded bobbin has a layer or two of thread on it. Push down on the drive peddle and fill the bobbin, but don't thread it to the very edge. If the bobbin is too full the thread will release erratically. Cut the thread from the spool.

Drop the bobbin into the bobbin case under the area where the needle sews the material. Close the case and turn by hand the side wheel drive until the bobbin threads into the sewing machine. You can tell when the bobbin is threaded by the tiny piece of thread that juts out of the bobbin case where the needle goes up and down.

Grab the thread with your fingers and pull it out approximately 4 inches. Your bobbin is now spun and threaded.

Aug 02, 2011 | Singer 1120 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Hello. I own a Singer 4423 Heavy Duty sewing machine. It has been working fine overall, but today it is giving me problems with jamming. At first it jammed underneath the plate and created a huge ball of...


Make sure thread is not laying across the bobbin when you look down into the plastic slider that covers the top loading bobbin case. The bobbin on mine I observed was loose in the case so that as the machine ran, eventually the bobbin thread would jump out of the stitch finger (the silver piece to the far left of the bobbin case, past the tension slots). I solved this problem and so can you! Take the extra felt spool pin felt in your accessories kit that came with the machine, remove bobbin from case and drop this small felt circle into the bobbin case. Replace bobbin. On the 4423, the bobbin thread goes counter-clockwise and drops into the tension discs, and goes all the back until it falls into the space left of the silver stitch finger. Make sure take up level raised all the way up! Then pull the needle thread toward you until bobbin thread comes all the way up. If you start sewing and you actually can SEE the bobbin thread laying across the bobbin, STOP and tethered because that would mean your thread did not slide all the back behind the silver stitch finger--however, I assure you, if you go one step at a time, you did it correctly! You will be smiling in no time! Why? The felt helps to make the bobbin rest in the correct position to keep it from jumping out of the groove. I hope this helps you.
Jimmy

Jul 29, 2011 | Singer 4423 Sewing Machine

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A birds nest underneath project. Have gone through all the required steps to fix the problem. I am using rayon embroidery thread top and bobbin with the embroidery bobbin case for the embroidery. Any...


Been there... Most often was due to improper tension settings and the threading of the machine. If it does it all the time double check your threading technique is actually the proper method. Thought I knoew what I was doing only to realize I didn't have the thread properly run through the guides. Makes a big difference. Also helps to use a heavy backing material. Some materails just embroider like junk. For terry cloth I use a thin clear material over the top to keep the small loops from messing things up besides a heavy backing. Could also benefit from an adhesive spray for cloth along with a heavy backing to keep material from moving on you. I have had to debug my wife's embroidery over the years and this is what has worked for us.

Feb 09, 2011 | Bernina Artista 180

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The button hole option isn't working.


You can use the regular plate and you are correct in that it should make the button hole automatically. If the material does not move, the pessure on the pressure foot is not enough.

You can try the following:
First make sure you select a button hole patern.
You can also place a piece of stitch and tear paper underneath the material to help with the movement. If you dont have any, try normal tissue paper.

Hope this help you

Dec 08, 2007 | Singer 7422

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