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Why is my Singer sewing machine not picking up the bobbin thread?
First, make sure the bobbin-winding spindle (located on top of your machine) has been pushed back to the left for sewing. If it is not in the correct position, the needle will not go down and pick-up your bobbin thread. If the timing is out, the needle thread is not meeting the bobbin thread in time to form a stitch.
How do I get my sewing machine to pick up the bobbin thread?
With your right hand, turn the balance wheel toward you (counterclockwise) until the needle moves down and back up again to its highest position. The upper thread should have caught the lower thread in a loop. Pull the upper thread toward you and the lower thread will come up from the bobbin in a large loop.
Why is my bobbin winder not working?
Bobbin winder stopped working (bobbin winder not working, bobbin not winding, bobbin stopped winding) Check if the thread is passed through the bobbin winding guide correctly. Check if there are scratches or other defects on the bobbin. Replace the bobbin if in doubt.
Do you thread the bobbin through the needle?
Thread from the spool goes through the needle’s eye. Thread from the bobbin comes up through the needle plate.
How do I know if my sewing machine has a timing issue?
If your hook tip is passing through or below the needle eye, then the timing of the sewing machine is off. On the other hand, if the hook tip is passing above the needle eye, but extends past the needle more than a couple of millimeters when the needle eye meets the radius of the hook, then the timing is also off.
Why does my sewing machine not pick up the bobbin thread?
Second, if your needle is dull it will not pick up the bobbin thread. In this instance, you have to replace the needle with a sharp one. Third, if the bobbin thread breaks, it means you have not threaded that part of your sewing machine correctly.
How to lower the tension on the bobbin thread?
There is also a little screw on the bobbin holder that controls the tension on the bobbin thread, you can try to lower the tension by unscrewing a bit that little screw. Hope you will succeed repairing your machine !
How to tell if bobbin is in correctly?
The bobbin is in correctly. It sews a fine straight stitch, but when the regular presser foot is removed it won’t pick up the bobbin thread. It looks like the timing is good. I am remembering to put the presser foot down. The feed dogs are down.
Why does my sewing machine keep skipping stitches?
The first thing you need to do is look for the more common problems that may cause the issues with your sewing machine. One of those common problems is when your sewing machine skips a stitch or does other weird things. While you may suspect too much tension on your bobbin thread, that may not be the culprit.