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What do you mean by the "bottom part?" Are you asking about access to the bobbin area? What exactly are you trying to do?

Bernina Sewing... | Answered 2 minutes ago


Sounds like you may need a smaller hook. If the project is getting ripply instead of laying flat, then there is too much "fabric."

Sewing Machines | Answered 4 hours ago


You can check this out. Doesn't list your model, but it is most likely similar to the 120 and 140. Usually, the only difference between one model and the next is one will have a few for stitches or added functions. The basic operation is probably the same:

Elna 110 120 140 Instruction Manual

Elna Sewing Machine Manuals Instruction and Repair Manuals

Elna Sewing... | Answered 4 hours ago


You should take it for service. It could be slightly out of time.

Necchi 6011 | Answered 4 hours ago


Perhaps one of these will help:

New Home Model 532 Sewing Machine Threading Diagram

New Home Model 2022 Machine Threading Diagram

Thread Bobbin on Newhome Sewing Machine

HINT: install a brand new needle. Remove the top thread from the machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and then rethread the top thread. The upper tension should start out set at the midway point. Use only fresh, good quality thread--AVOID old or bargain bin threads.

If the machine is threaded correctly top and bottom, but is still not catching the bobbin thread, then it's possible the machine is out of time. Search for sewing machine timing or take it for service.

Since it is an older mechanical machine, it is recommended to clean and oil the machine frequently. Oil Before using it if it has been in storage. If the machine is sticky, motor drags, etc., here's a good reference for getting it back in shape:

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

New Home Sewing... | Answered 4 hours ago


Adjust the presser foot to do what? Need more clarification of which foot, and what you are trying to do.

Sewing Machines | Answered 4 hours ago


Take the instructions and the project pieces to the local fabric store and ask one of the kind ladies if she will help you.

Sewing Machines | Answered 4 hours ago


Be sure you are lowering the feed dogs. If there is still a problem, are you using very thick batting? Could be the wrong foot for your machine, or your machine needs an adjustment to the presser foot bar.

Sewing Machines | Answered 4 hours ago


Take your pattern instructions and your garment to the local fabric store and ask if any of the kind people there can help.

Sewing Machines | Answered 11 hours ago


I suspect it may have something to do with the foot control unit or the motor itself. There are usually some carbon brushes that wear and may need replacement, although I doubt this is your problem. Worn carbon brush symptoms are usually a jerky, sporadic power issue. Some of the older foot control units have a part (I believe it's a capacitor) that goes bad--in some cases can cause a fire. In some machines, that has been repaired but other machines out there still have the original equipment.

There is a "BerninaThirtySomethings" group on Yahoo that would be very helpful with questions you have about your machine. You will need a Yahoo account, request to be added to the group, then you will have access to all the files, previous conversations, as well as asking your own specific questions.

Oh, I just found this:

http://howtomendit.com/answers.php?id=500836

Bernina Sewing... | Answered 11 hours ago


You don't say the make and model of sewing machine. But generally zig zag is achieved by selecting the zig zig stitch on the stitch selector, then setting stitch length to 2 and stitch,width to between 3 and 4, depending on the fabric. If its a very light weight fabric 4 the thread will pull in and tunnel the fabric so turn down to narrow the width of the stitch.

Sewing Machines | Answered 14 hours ago

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