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Kenmore 100 stitch 385 It will not pull the bobin thread up into the stitch. It does all the fancy patterns but the bobbin thread does not ingage in the stitch. Please help

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Make sure that you have the bobbin threaded correctly, and that you have a tail of 3-4 inches held in your left hand until the top thread catches, make sure you move your handwheel towards you and your needle is inserted with the flat side facing the rear of your machinine.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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make sure that you have enough of a tail on your thread, at least 3-4 inches and hold it with your left hand until the needle picks up the thread. I am assuming that you have your bobbin threaded correctly and your needle is inserted with the flat side facing the rear of the machine.

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