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Can you find the bobbin winder? You need to lift the "lid" and it is on the right-hand side - a small white spindle pointing towards you. Put a HV bobbin on the spindle. Look at the bobbin first - on one side the Husqvarna symbol is embossed - a crowned "H" in a circle. Be sure this H is facing you. Push the bobbin onto the spindle firmly, but not with so much force that you push the spindle into the machine (it takes a pretty big push to do that, but it has been done!) then using your right-hand thumb push in a downwards motion (towards the table). The spindle with the bobbin on it will go about one inch downwards. The bobbin winder is now engaged and you should have a pop-up on your screen. I often reduce the speed by two or even three clicks before I push the spindle down.

Pull the second thread spool - the one closest to the bobbinwinder - so it sits at a right angle to the machine. Put one of the spool holders (white plastic disks) - preferably the bigger one - onto this spool. This gives your thread a base to sit on. Put the thread onto the spool so that the thread unwinds from the right-hand side (closest to the bobbin). Take the thread end directly across to the silver "button" that is near to the first tension slot on the left-hand side. The instructions say to wind it around this and then across to the bobbin winder, but I prefer to take the thread under the silver button, around the left-hand side and then across the top of the button (sort of figure-of-eight style). Just be sure the thread goes in beneath the button i.e. does not sit in a big loose loop around the button.
The thread is then taken across towards the winder by going under the white plastic hook (looks a bit like a beak), then up and over the top of the next little silver button (smaller than the other one). Then you wind the thread around the bobbin four or five times and take the thread end over to the cutter located directly to the right of the bobbin winder. Cut the thread (if it is too short to be cut, just leave it flop down) and press the Start/Stop button.
The bobbin will fill and stop of its own accord when it is done. If it does not fill right up or is uneven (more on one side than another) there is a fix for that too. Write back here if you need to do this.
Don't forget to take the speed back to normal before sewing.
You can wind the bobbin from the needle but be sure you have a metal foot on, not one of the plastic ones. Personally I find I get a better bobbin wind the way described above and it only takes a few seconds to re-thread ready for sewing. I tend to have a big bobbin winding session and do lots of bobbins at once, especially embroidery bobbinfill. At any one time I would have at least six bobbins filled with bobbinfill and a dozen of various thread colours for normal sewing.

Do hope this helps you. Write back if this is still not clear. Did you try to Google for a video of this? I have never looked for one, but it is very likely that someone has made a video and made it available online.

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This happens quite often when the thread is not totally engaged through the tension disc before reaching the empty bobbin. You can refer to page 12 or the free downloadable manual found at this link: http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/1230_4411_heavy_duty_esf.pdf
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Which Singer machine do you have? I know how to wind and insert a full bobbin for some models.

Some wind the bobbin with it in the case. This is the case with my Touch & Sew. Inserting a full bobbin is simple. Open the slide plate and drop in the bobbin with the rings up. Make sure that to hold the bobbin thread so that it comes off at the left. Then close the slide plate and make sure that the end of the bobbin thread is coming through the notch. Hold onto the threads and turn the handwheel until the top and bottom thread come back up with a twist. To wind a bobbin for this machine, open the slide plate (some models have a little mark to line up the slide plate). Put in the empty bobbin and thread the top normally. Set the machine to straight stitch and push the bobbin wind button in. (This has a bulls-eye symbol on it.) Wrap the end of the top thread around the presser foot screw several times and hold onto the end. Step on the foot control to start winding. Keep winding until the bobbin is full. The thread wound onto the screw should break. Pull some extra thread and cut it to separate the top and bottom threads. Close the slide plate and set your desired stitch.

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If you post a comment with the model of your machine, I'll give you a description of threading the bobbin or winding one.

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I would suggest that you revisit the threading up in your manual and double check that the top thread is under tension.

However, if the stitiching on top of the fabric is wonky, this is your bottom tension too loose, and if stitching on the the underside of the fabric is loose, its the top tension causing it.

Quite often bobbin winding can be the cause of bad stitching so pull out the manual and wind a bobbin carefully following the instructions, making sure that the thread is under gentle tension as it winds. What you don't want is for the thread spool to bounce around as it unwinds onto the bobbin as this gives uneven tension of the thread and when you then stitch a seam, the thread relaxes in different amounts causing puckering.

So wind at 3/4 speed, and gently guide the thread onto the bobbin so it fills evenly across the whole core. And ensure there is tension on via a tension guide if your machine has one. If not, then place the curved handle of your scissors onto the top of the thread spool and hold it there as you wind, which holds the spool down and keeps the thread coming off it smoothly.

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Take thread from thread spool across to bobbin winder thread guide, then back to bobbin and thread the tail through the hole on top of the bobbin. Place bobbin onto spindle on top of machine and then push it against the stop to engage the bobbin winding motor. HOld the thread tail up and start winding slowly until the bobbin core has been covered including the starting point. Stop and trim off the thread tail with scissors. COntinue winding bobbin and give the thread a nudge if needed to wind evening top middle and bottom of the bobbin. A good smooth wind is important. Also don't wind at full speed and keep an eye on the thread reel that the thread is coming off, you don't want it bouncing around as this will **** the thread and stretch then relax it affecting your bobbin wind.

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Hi I am having problems with the top tension on my Singer 2662. I am following the instruction manual but nothing I seem to try works. Or it works for a while and then the next time I sew I have problems...


I would suggest that you revisit the threading up in your manual and double check that the top thread is under tension.

However, if the stitiching on top of the fabric is wonky, this is your bottom tension too loose, and if stitching on the the underside of the fabric is loose, its the top tension causing it.

Quite often bobbin winding can be the cause of bad stitching so pull out the manual and wind a bobbin carefully following the instructions, making sure that the thread is under gentle tension as it winds. What you don't want is for the thread spool to bounce around as it unwinds onto the bobbin as this gives uneven tension of the thread and when you then stitch a seam, the thread relaxes in different amounts causing puckering.

So wind at 3/4 speed, and gently guide the thread onto the bobbin so it fills evenly across the whole core. And ensure there is tension on via a tension guide if your machine has one. If not, then place the curved handle of your scissors onto the top of the thread spool and hold it there as you wind, which holds the spool down and keeps the thread coming off it smoothly.

Always raise the pressure foot when you thread the machine so the top thread goes into tension fully. And new needle for each new sewing job is really important, make sure it is the right size and type of needle for the fabric you are sewing. if you aren't sure what size is right www.sewing.about.com has great tips and general machine info, plus needle guides.

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Stiches are uneven & the thread bundles up on the back. I have lost my instruction book, so it is hard to slove the problem. If you could send me a new one, I will pay you for it! Linda P...


you can download a manual from here
http://www.ps2netdrivers.net/heirloom.edition/elna.6005/

If you are getting loops in the thread underneath check your top tension, thread is probably not into the tension discs fully or at all. If you can get at them, clean between the tension discs, turn tension knob to zero, then "floss" between with the selvage edge of a clean piece of cotton fabric to remove any dye buildup or lint. Cheaper threads will shed fibres as they go through tension so best to avoid those bargain bin threads, fine for hand sewing but not so great on the machine long term. If you can't get at the tension discs then consider having a clean and service at least bi-annually to keep them clean as well as the other internal moving parts.

Uneven stitches can be caused by a blunt needle - you should put in a new one for each new sewing project (4-6 hours sewing time) ensuring it is a sharp for wovens or ball point for knits. There is a great guide to needles at http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/ig/Sewing-Machine-Needles/

Also review how you wind the bobbin, there needs to be tension onto the thread as it goes onto the bobbin, there might be a silver tension disc on top the thread goes around. Wind slowly, and apply a little pressure onto the top of the thread spool you are winding off - your scissors handle is good. This stops the spool bouncing around causing uneven tension on the thread. If the thread is stretched, then relaxed as it winds onto the bobbin, then it will go back to its normal position in the seam causing puckers.

Here's how I wind - take the thread from the spool across to the tension disc, then back to the bobbin, put thread tail through the hole on the bobbin and hold the tail. Pop bobbin onto bobbin winder spindle and click across to engage. Hold the tail and start winding (might be a button on your machine, or just the foot control), wind just enough to go across the bobbin core and hold the starting point. Stop and snip off the thread tail with your scissors. Restart winding slowly while putting some pressure onto the thread spool with your scissors curved handle into the top (I usually use Guttermann thread and they are tall spools coming up past the top of the pin, this might not apply if using a shorter spool but put some pressure onto it). Watch the thread going onto the bobbin and give it a nudge with your finger tip to ensure the thread fills top, middle and bottom of the core evenly, you don't want it all on the bottom or all in the middle.

Wind until 3/4 full, then stop, cut and remove from the spindle and return machine to normal sewing mode. If you have a mushroom type cap put it onto the thread spool now so the thread winds off smoothly as you sew. Also put a felt circle under your thread spool to assist smooth thread flow.

Also, have you cleaned in the rotary hook? You should brush this out each time you use the machine and refering to the manual, remove the bobbin holder/case and clean under it. All machines will get lint/thread bit build up in the rotary hook and need regular cleaning out to prevent impaired operation. Your machine probably also has a oiling wick under the holder, in a little depression in the middle. Don't touch it but you can give it a drop of good quality clear sewing machine oil every few months. Manufacturers would like you to give the machine to them annually for cleaning/lube etc but you can certainly do some cleaning regularly yourself to prolong machine life and keep it running smoothly.

Also, keep machine covered when not in use, never in full sunlight (plastic will yellow) and not in a damp area.

I hope that these tips help you a little, certainly if you try all the above and the machine still isn't performing as it should, then take it back to your dealer and ask them to test sew and confirm if it needs a service. A good dealer would do this for you ( I usually ring first so I don't get them at a busy time though). I have my machines serviced every two years and clean/oil myself each month in between.
Happy sewing.

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After following instructions on winding the bobbin for the fast bobbin winding system, the bobbin is not threading


If the bobbin spool is spinning, it will thread.

Take the end of the thread through one of the little holes in the side of the bobbin spool and pull out about 8" of thread. Hold onto it as the bobbin begins to spin.

After the thread has wound 5 - 6 turns, stop the machine and cut off the thread end. Continue the winding process.

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I cant remember how to fill the bobbin with thread :(


Insert the empty bobbin case onto the bobbin winder in the sewing machine.

Step 2 Set the spool of thread onto the thread peg. Use the same thread you want to use on your material to obtain the best finished stitch.

Step 3 Follow the arrows or guides to take the thread from the spool to the empty bobbin.
Step 4 Start the thread around the bobbin in a clockwise direction.

Step 5 Push the small lever against the bobbin spool to hold it in place. This disengages the needle so it won't go up and down while winding the bobbin.

Step 6 Press the foot or knee pedal to start the winding process. Stop when you have enough thread on the bobbin for your project.

Step 7
Cut the thread between the thread spool and the bobbin. Insert the bobbin into the bobbin case so you can begin sewing.

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