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HHassist

ok some of you may be aware that I am a novice so bare with me...WHY oh Why is my thread getting all jumbled together where the bobbin is? WHAT am I doing wrong? Pls. help before I pop a blood vessel...;)

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Anonymous

Well, it must have been the way I was putting the whole bobbin situation together, because after following your instructions-step by step the problem dissappeared! In fact I sewed all day & not once did it occur again YAAAY!! Thanks again!!!

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Anonymous

borrowed machine from mom (she's gone on vac.) It seams to have stopped_ I don't know why... but I just got unexpected company so it will all have to wait until tomorrow...thanks so much I am following what you are saying, & it does make sense....Will look closely at all of it in the morning. Thanks so much for the help I do appreciate it. The nerve of someone wanting to visit when I'm on a sewing mission! LOL! Thanks again:) You are an angel..

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Anonymous

Dy'n, there could be two reasons - the first is that your bobbin is not threading correctly with the needle. You *should* start over with new thread on the bobbin in case at some point the thread become loose around the bobbin. If it didn't and you know that, I would take a close look at whether you have the bobbin in correctly. Are you setting it to feed in the counter clockwise position or is it intended to feed clockwise? It could be either, depending on how you threaded your bobbin. But most machines will give you the proper direction in an image in the instruction book.

The other reason is simply tension. But if your machine seems to be sewing quietly, and it's not glueing up anywhere else it's probably not the tension. My bet is that your bobbin is not feeding properly.

In your bobbin case (where you place your bobbin), do you have a clear cover to see your thread threading or is it completely covered? Sometimes, there's a little tiny "jut" on the left hand side of the case top as you're looking down at the machine - close to where your needle inserts. If you pull your bobbin thread to the right when you're threading it through it will more than likely get gummed up. It has to be on the left side of that nickmark in the top plate.

That's probably really confusing, huh? Let me see if I can explain it a different way.

The top plate of your bobbin case might have a little gouge in it (or what looks like a little gouge). the thread, when you're pulling it up through MUST be on the far left of that little mark, otherwise it's trying to thread through the same place as the master thread is threading, and that's what causes it to get gummed up. Do you have an instruction manual???

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Anonymous

unfortunately, the machine is borrowed from my mom (who's away on vac.) & the manual is not in the case... I guess I"ll keep trying...:( Thanks though!

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