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It's been years since I sewed anything and now I can't seem to get the bobbin to thread properly, I've tried several ways and none work. Help please

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This is a picture of typical bobbin threading. The thread should go around the bobbin and come out through the slot in the same direction...see B1. The thread goes from inside the bobbin through the slot to the outside of the bobbin case. The screw adjusts the tension on the thread as it comes out.

If you mean how to thread it to wind the bobbin we'd need to know what model and brand of machine you have as they're a bit different in how that's done. In older machines it was often on top, sometimes towards the back of the machine towards the wheel. The thread went through several guides and it wound the bobbin only when you pushed the spool post that held the bobbin up against the wheel that caused it to turn, after releasing the hand wheel on the back so the needle wouldn't go up and down as it wound the bobbin.

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