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I have a old Brother's sewing machine. Its an old machine never used due to me not being able to thread and do the bobbin correctly. Well, I went on YouTube recently and learned how to correctly thread and bobbin and made a blanket. But now the bobbin's casing just kind of fell apart at my attempt to make a quilt using a quilting block purchased from my local fabric store. I managed to put the bobbin and its casing back together but now the bobbin won't catch the thread correctly. Its so frustrating because I was finally making progress and now, I feel like I am back to step 1 again. Please help me. I don't want to get a new machine because this one is practically brand new since its been in its original box for over ten years.

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Try a new needle(inserted all the way up and flat side facing the rear of machine) and taking a hair dryer to the bobbin area to heat it up. . If, that doesn't work, try cleaning and lubricating the machine as per your manual. I am hoping that the timing is not messed up because that is not a do it yourself job. Sometimes, lack of use causes things not to move so good, like us, LOL. Good luck

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