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When I thread my machine and try to sew, the stitches don't hold or it all gets tangled! The thread won't stay in the needle. And the bobbin angles up sometimes. I'm new to sewing, never have before. I'm trying to alter some clothes and stuff. It works sometimes, but most of the time it won't. I have a HusqvarnaViking Huskstar E10. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Check the needle to see if it's damaged-roll on flat surface to see if it roll correctly
always make sure to have a 3-5 inch thread tail for top thread & bobbin
if the bobbin angles up at times, it could be getting low on thread-on my electronic sewing machine it does that
sometime the thread & needle are not compatable
here's how to tell
Cut 6-8 inch piece of thread of the spool you are going to use for your project
Take the needle you are going to use for the project
& insert the thread thru the eye of the needle
& lift one end of the thread to a 45 degree angle
& if the needle is the right size for the thread it will slide down the thread
But if the needle hangs on the thread you need one size larger needle for the thread
sometimes when sewing the thread can get caught different places
1.spool pin
2.notch on spool of thread
let me know if this help you

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Hello

This is Really not that big a problem. Simply pull out the bobbin thread with a long lead, put the assembled bobbin into the sewingmachine and take that long thread and close it between the sliding door and the machine itself to hold it temporarly.

Most sewing machine problems are caused by the usasge of wrong thread type. Make sure you have a thread that is for a sewing machine use, that is, good strong stuff, not hand needle basting thread as that will cause much problems.

Often the bobbin is thought to be the problem, those things are almost never the problem. A source of problems also is the usage of wrong or improperly machined flat on the needle itself. Be sure to buy a quality needle as that flat on there, if machined not deep enough will not allow the bobbin to pick up the thread, wind it around and form the stitch.

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4) Make sure the bobbin in inserted so the bobbin thread is feeding from the bobbin spool in the correct direction and through the proper guides.

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Refer to your manual for bobbin insertion to be sure the thread is feeding from the bobbin in the correct direction and through the proper guides.

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When the foot is down, the tension control closes to the sewing setting and if the thread is not in place, there is no tension on the thread and it gets loopy.

After threading, lower and raise the needle while holding onto the thread tail. This will pull the bobbin thread up through the needle plate. Take hold of both threads and take them under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.

Hand walk the first stitch when sewing and this should keep the top and bottom thread from tangling.

When stopping to change the position of the fabric (turning a corner, sewing a curved seam for example), do so with the needle down into the fabric. This not only anchors the fabric so it does not slip, but prevents mis-stitching.

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