I have an older Mighty Mender. Thread will pull from the bobbin, but the arm that moves up and down isn't able to pull any thread from the spool, and therefore the bobbin thread doesn't catch. I've adjusted the tension knob and I'm almost sure that is not the problem. I have also tried all three stitches, they all do the same. Any suggestions?
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Re: can't pull thread from spool
The sequence of setting up of thread from spool to needle is not complied to actual setting is one factor to be consider it affect the sequence timing of sewing.Particularly some machine are common in starting up threading.fig. shown a basic flow of thread on red color.It maybe a helpful one
In addition to this the set up of thread to bobbins winder is also need in right place the thread should be in clockwise rotation when coming out to bobbins casing as shown in fig.
as you can see when thread was pulled out from bobbins winder is moving counter clockwise.If you try to sew, try cotton fabric and set dial to # 3 to 4 and stitch set range to 8 up to 12 depend on layers and thickness,After setting try to sew manually ,turn hand wheel by your hand first,let upper tension catch the lower bobbins tension and arranged thread and insert fabric use hand turning hand wheel several time until stich appear on fabric observed loop thread on lower bobbins on fabric.if accumulation of loop thread on lower adjust upper tension also dial tension gradually until it has a smooth stich appear.
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Always start from the thread spool pin, install your thread spool to the spool pin & put on the spool holder, pull end of thread to go thru the top thread guide then down to the tension disc(follow the arrow pointer if there is),up to the thread take up lever arm from left to right and down to the needle thru the needle clam guide(just below its needle clam screw)then enter the needle eye from front to back. Turn your hand wheel towards you to bring needle bar down into the bobbin case, keep turning till needle comes fully up, pull out your top thread end & this should bring up the bobbin thread then you be ready to sew.
Replacing the bobbin case after changing the thread spool gets you back to sewing. The Singer Simple model is designed for the beginning sewer. Even with its simplistic design, often getting started takes a bit of time, concentration and practice. Without the bobbin casing properly in place, the machine will not sew. You can get the machine up and running again.
The little spool holds the thread inside the bobbin casing.
The little spool holds the thread inside the bobbin casing.
Turn off the power to the machine. Power is not needed for any part of the process. Turn the machine off and unplug for safety reasons.
Turn the hand crank on the machine to move the needle into the highest position. Move the presser foot the up position.
Open the hinged latch covering the front of the bobbin cover. This is the device that holds the spool in place.
Place the threaded spool inside the inner casing. Place in so the thread is running in a clockwise direction.
Slide the thread through the slot opening on the let bottom of the casing. The slot is next to the outer arm of the casing. Close the hinged latch.
Hold the casing so the outer arm is sticking straight up. The thread will be coming out to the left of the arm; lay it under the arm to the right.
Push the casing into the internal bobbin slot on the machine. It will lightly snap into place.
I have this machine and the manual but it will be difficult to explain without the diagram. Here are the instructions without the diagram ... I'm assuming that you know some parts of the machine i.e. the foot etc
NB. thread the bobbin FIRST - points number 8 onwards....
1. Raise take-up lever to highest position on machine by turning the hand wheel towards you and make sure the presser foot is raised. 2. Place spool of thread on the spool pin at the back making sure spool cap is firmly in place to keep it on. 3. Take thread and place through the thread guide (plastic bit same side as spool pin) a under and over action. Across from this guide is a small metal wheel on top of another loop pin on the top at the front of the machine. Take the thread and put through the loop pin. 9Thread should come out on top of the pin towards you). 4. On the front of the arm is a tension wheel numbered between 0 - 8. The thread should then be placed down the front of the arm, underneath the tension wheel (behind the body part of the arm not under the wheel) and lifted up to catch the tension spring unseen behind the wheel. It should then be threaded through the eye of the metal piece (that moves as the needle goes up and down). 5. The thread should then be passed down the gap in the body work and down through the middle of the metal spiral loop in the front near the needle. 6. The thread should continue down through the horizontal clip just above the needle. 7. The needle should be place with the flat part at the back and held firmly with the screw. The eye of the needle will face you. The thread should then be threaded through the front and out the back and under the foot leaving a six inch tail.
Your thread should now come off the spool move towards the left through the plastic guide, across the top of the machine at right angles, through the metal loop; down the front of the machine (you can't see the thread as it sits behind the body) and reappears through the metal arm hole that goes up and down with the needle. It should then come down through the metal spiral and behind the clip above the needle, through the eye of the needle and away from you under the foot.
8. The bobbin needs to be wound. The bobbins are particualr to each make of machine. So only singer bobbins can be used on Singer machines. The bobbin winder is the metal pin on the right on the top of the machine. 9. To wind the bobbin. Place the bobbin over the metal pin nad push firmly down. It is located on the top on the right hand side. 10. Place thread on the spool pin as before and thread the cotton through the plastic thread guide. 11. Take the thread as before but rather than going through the metal clip on the top at the front, place it anti clockwise partly round the metal wheel on top of the metal clip (don't go all the way around) and across to the right where the bobbin has been placed. 12. The thread should be wound clockwise as many times as required not to slip off when the thread is automatically wound with the electic foot peddle. 13. Push the bobobin manually to the right along the groove in the body and press the electric foot peddle. Bobbin should wind moving the thread up and down (not necessarly evenly) and filling the bobbin. Fill about 80%. Leave a six inch tail. 14 Pull the plate forward under the needle. Place bobbin in its slot. The thread should be in a clockwise direction and when the bobbin is placed catch the thread under the groove found on the left at the top of the bobbin case. Close the plate with the thread coming out above in the slot under the needle. 15 Manually turn the hand wheel a couple of times until you can see the bobbin thread making a loop with the stitch thread and pull through. 16 Both threads should be under the foot and away from you. 17 Tension normally is around 5 -6 on the tension wheel with standard cotton and polyester cotton thread. To tighten the tension the number should increment upwards.
Machine is a cracker and according to my local shop never goes wrong. I have had mine since 1999 and that's true.
Hope this helps.... I would send you the manual but I'm not sure how you keep email addresses private.
Loading the bobbin for this maching is fairly simple. First thread the machine. Then after placing the bobbin in the machine pull the thread out through the first notch and back through the second. (The end of the thread should be going in the direction of the little channel on the left side of the bobbin area.) Now what I did was make a loop with the end of the thread and pushed it under the casing below the needle. Then if your machine is threaded correctly you should be able to turn the knob on the right side of the machine so the needle goes down and comes back up once. If you've done it right the bobbin thread should come up in the correct spot.
The machine is relatively simple to thread. This is what I do and I've had no threading problems.
1. Put thread spool on the spool pin and put spool guard over spool pin to hold spool onto pin.
2. Take thread and put it under the bent tab by the circle tensioner. bring the thread around the right side of the circle tensioner and bring around the front of the circle tensioner thing back to the top hook on the far left side of the machine.
3. Take the thread around the backside of the top hook think until it threads through the flat piece on the left side of it.
4. Bring the thread down through the first (right side) channel and under the plastic piece to the second (left side) channel.
5. Bring the thread up the second channel and around the moving thread holder and past it's flat metal piece to hold it.
6. Tuck the thread around the small wire thread holder below the needle screw. This may take a few passes to catch it.
7. Thread the needle from the front and run the thread between the teeth of the presser foot.
8. Put a bobbin in the bobbin case so that the thread pulls off the bobbin from the left side of the bobbin if you look at it from above.
9. There is a small channel in the bobbin case that is covered by the bobbin tension flat piece. Pull the bobbin thread through this channel and into the empty space where the needle thread will catch.
10. Place the bobbin case into the machine with the little set bobbin arm pointed to the sky so that it fits into the machine without wiggling to the right or the left.
11. Turn the, uhhh brain fart, the hand wheel until the needle comes back up with the bobbin thread hooked over the needle thread. Take a narrow thing, like scissors or a seam ripper and pull both threads until the bobbin thread comes up.
Now your machine is threaded. Use these directions with the pictures in the book to get this machine threaded.