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Check to make sure your needle is inserted the proper way and that your bobbin is all the way in and turning when you turn the needle.

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try changing the needle
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also make sure the bobbin case is not damaged
if these suggestion don't help then it would be a good idea to have the
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I seem to be threading the spool correctly, yet the needle doesn't pick up the thread.


You haven't stated the exact model, but the principle for picking up the spool thread is pretty universal.

After loading the spool into the bobbin case and correctly threading the spool, pull the thread up through the sliding cover plate to lie on the machine bed and mostly close the cover.

Lift the presser foot, thread the needle and then advance the balance wheel slowly so that the needle goes down and then returns up. If the machine is correctly threaded, correctly adjusted , has an unbent needle and the needle is appropriate to the thread size, then it should pick up the bobbin thread. Just pull on the loose end of the needle thread and the loop with the bobbin thread should come up through the needle hole. Pull both threads to the right from where they have just emerged, allowing the loose end of the bobbin thread to disappear beneath the cover plate before re-emerging through the needle hole. Close the cover fully, lower the foot onto the work and start sewing.

If the above fails, then check that the spool is loaded the correct way around into the bobbin. It makes no difference to many models, but does to some. If you don't have the instruction book then just try both ways. It also helps to ensure that the machine is correctly maintained with no build ups of lint and correctly oiled with sewing machine oil. This is a light oil grade but has additives to ensure that it sticks where it's needed, "3-in-1" brand oil can be used but may need to be applied more frequently and the machine will need cleaning more often.

If the pick up still doesn't work, then your machine needs to go for repair as it either has a damaged bobbin or a screw has come loose in the mechanism causing the machine to lose timing. For older Singer models, all of the timing and servicing information is available free on the web. Just enter your model number followed by "manual" or "service".

Good luck, please add a comment if any of my answer has puzzled you, but otherwise I'd appreciate it if you would take a moment to rate my reply.

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There may be so many reasons due to which the needle does not pick up the bobbing thread like---

The upper thread could be tangled. Remove the thread commpletely from the machine. The correct size spool cap should be used for the size of the thread spool. Re-thread the machine. Remove the bobbin and make sure the bobbin is threaded properly in the shuttle race. Remove any loose threads or lint in the shuttle race. You could be holding the needle thread too tight. Hold the thread lightly to keep the end from going down into the shuttle. The needle could be thread incorrectly. Thread the needle eye from the front to the back. The needle could be bent or improperly inserted. Install a new needle with the flat side of the needle facing the back.

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Hi!

There are so many reasons due to which the thread is not picking up from the bobbin like:

The upper thread could be tangled. Remove the thread completely from the machine. The correct size spool cap should be used for the size of the thread spool. Re-thread the machine. Remove the bobbin and make sure the bobbin is threaded properly in the shuttle race. Remove any loose threads or lint in the shuttle race.

You could be holding the needle thread too tight. Hold the thread lightly to keep the end from going down into the shuttle.
The needle could be threaded incorrectly. Thread the needle eye from the front to the back.
The needle could be bent or improperly inserted. Install a new needle with the flat side of the needle facing the back.

Do rate the solution as FixYa and revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

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