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No make or model, so this is just a guess. Is it an older mechanical model? If so, how long since it has been thoroughly cleaned and oiled? Could be seizing due to old oil buildup that has dried. If this is the likely case, refrain from using your machine until you can get it taken care of properly. It could break some parts or burn up the motor.

Wheel on right side that controls the needle up and down is very tight...

Sewing Machines | Answered 26 minutes ago


If it is actually the bobbin case that has come apart, it is probably best to just pick up a replacement bobbin case for your machine. Any repairs you attempt may not be satisfactory. A new one will be set up by the factory and ready to go in your machine.

Sewing Machines | Answered 3 hours ago


Not sure I understand what is happening, but this may help:

Remove the top thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot.
Rethread from the beginning.
Verify the thread path is correct.

Not, retest your machine and tweak the tension so the top & bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

Sewing Machines | Answered 3 hours ago


Try a brand new needle. Also, check that it is threaded correctly top & bobbin. If it still won't work, it is probably out of time. Take it for service.

Sewing Machines | Answered 3 hours ago


What exactly is your question?

Sewing Machines | Answered 3 hours ago


Please explain what you are attempting to do and what is happening with the machine. We cannot begin to guess.

Sewing Machines | Answered 3 hours ago


You can probably use the manual for the 1260. Sewing machines basically thread alike from one model to the next.

One thing to remember: ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread! This will help prevent those dreaded thread nests under the fabric.

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Bernina Sewing... | Answered 3 hours ago


It usually starts out with a chain and then join the end to the beginning. Then you crochet the required stitches into the hole of the chain loop. You work round and round.


Crochet Magic Ring Adjustable Ring for Amigurumi

Magic Sewing... | Answered 16 hours ago


Sears carries manuals for Kenmore. Some are even free downloads.

Kenmore Sewing... | Answered 16 hours ago


Try a brand new needle. If that doesn't work, the machine is probably out of time and needs to be serviced.

Sewing Machines | Answered 18 hours ago


When threading your machine, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot so the thread will seat in the tension. It even helps to give each thread an extra little tug between the thread tree and the bottom of the tension disk.

Then make sure you adjust each tension to get an even stitch.

Sewing Machines | Answered 18 hours ago


Take your instructions and project to the local fabric store and ask one of the kind clerks to help.

Simplicity... | Answered 18 hours ago


pins & needles where?

Sewing Machines | Answered 18 hours ago

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