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  • Sewing Machine - Please Help!

    I got a cheapish sewing machine for xmas and it worked quite well. But the other day the bobbin stopped catching to bring it to the back. With some fiddling I manage to catch it and bring it round. Have tried changing the needle.

    But once its all threaded and ready, the top thread just gets tangled underneath and doesn't create any stitches. It seems to be catching somewhere by the bobbin. I have a machine where the bobbin just drops in, no bobbin case.

    I'm not doing anything differently to before - using same thread and material.

    Would really appreciate any ideas.

    Thanks,
    Anna x
    blog: http://puppyflyboutique.blogspot.com

    shop: http://www.folksy.com/shops/PuppyFlyBoutique

  • #2
    I hate sewing machines for that very reason...that's why I end up sewing by hand, so sorry i'm not much help.

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    • #3
      OK - start with the simple things, take the bobbin out, and get a small paint brush and clear out all the debris, you will be amazed at how much debris collects. Next oil it a little.

      Now make sure that your machine is threaded up correctly... one of mine has a habit of flicking itself off one of the hooks.

      Leave the plate that covers your bobbin off and see whether it is actually picking up properly or if it is catching. It may be that the bobbin feeder has worked loose, you should see a little screw there, tighten it by a quarter turn or loosen if that makes it worse.

      When you sew make sure you hold the threads so that the top thread cannot be pulled under and get caught up.

      If none of this works then you will need to call in the sewing machine mechanic or take the machine to hospital
      Blog: http://rosmademe.blogspot.com

      Website: www.etsy.com/shop/RosMadeMe

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      • #4
        Just seen you got it at Xmas... it will still be under warranty... take it back!
        Blog: http://rosmademe.blogspot.com

        Website: www.etsy.com/shop/RosMadeMe

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