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try changing the needle try a different bobbin try turning the bobbin the opposite direction make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin case there could be something wrong with the hook and hook race and the machine may need some adjustment
Your sewing machine tension
controls the rate at which the thread is fed through either the upper
section of your machine or through the bobbin case. If your upper or
bobbin threads aren't threading properly, sometimes adjusting the
tension will correct this problem.
Your sewing machine works by
passing the upper thread through the needle of the sewing machine at
precisely the same time the bobbin brings its thread to its uppermost
position. If either the needle or the bobbin thread reach these
positions too soon or too late, the threads won't interact and create
the knots that make the seam. You can throw off your timing by sewing
too many layers of fabric or hitting a pin with your needle. See you
sewing machine repair facility to correct any timing issues.
Thread can get snagged or caught
in the upper section of your machine or on lint pieces in the lower
bobbin section. If your threads aren't catching properly, you may be
able to fix it by unthreading and rethreading both your upper thread and
To: By ladydiane56 on Jul 10, 2011 I
am trying to sew a baby blanket, but when I start the thread keeps
binding up. I am new to sewing and asked a friend, they said it was a
bobbin problem so I change it. I started sewing again and problem still
there. Need some advise. Thanks
It sounds like the tension between the top and bottom threads isn't balanced. With the machine threaded, pull both threads towards you and feel if one is tighter than the other and if so, adjust the tension. Top thread adjusts with the tension knob on the front of the machine, bottom thread adjusts where you load the bobbin. Could also be that the bobbin is sitting in the shuttle the wrong way. Have it sitting in the shuttle so that as you look at the open shuttle and pull the thread, the bobbin turns clockwise. Hope this helps.
Make sure that you have pulled the thread through the tension spring on the bobbin case and the tension spring in the bobbin case area on the the machine and hold the thread out so that when the needle comes down, as you move the wheel slowly towards you, it will hook it.
Feed the thread thru one of the holes (the hole that will be on top) going from the middle of the bobbin thru to top. pull up about 2 inches, push the bobbin over to start winding and before pressing the foot, hold the 2inch piece sticking up. HOLD TIGHT. after the thread is wound about 25 times, stop winding and snip the 2inch piece level with the top of the bobbin. Finish winding.
please follow the instruction
1. raise needle to its hieghest position
2. remove hand hole cover plate
3. remove bobbin case from shuttle, pull open latch of bobbin case
4. pull bobbin case straight out of shuttle
5 insert bobbin into bobbin case making sure thread is coming from bobbin.
6. pull thread through slot
7. pull thread under tension spring
8. holding latch open position case into shuttle, and release latch. case should lock into place when latch is released
Try re-threading, make sure the presser lifer is up so the tension discs are open and the thread will go into them. It sounds like you may have missed either the upper tension discs or the take up lever.
A drop of oil on the hook wouldn't hurt if you haven't oiled in awhile.