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How do I thread a bobbin?

How to Thread a Bobbin

  1. Start with an empty bobbin and a spool of thread. …
  2. Begin passing thread into the bobbin winder. …
  3. Secure the thread. …
  4. Insert the bobbin onto the bobbin winder shaft. …
  5. Secure the bobbin. …
  6. Begin winding. …
  7. Confirm that your bobbin is tightly wound. …
  8. Load your wound bobbin into its case.

What are the little teeth that pull the fabric underneath the needle called?

Feed Dogs: These are those metal teeth located within the needle plate. When sewing, these teeth grab on to the fabric and pull it through the machine. Many machines have the option to “Drop Feed Dogs”.

Why is the top thread breaking on my sewing machine?

The upper thread tension could be set too tight. Set the tension to the best thread tension setting or less. Make sure the spool of thread is installed correctly using the correct size spool cap for the size of spool. … Check that the bobbin is wound so that it about 80% full and that the thread is evenly wound.

Does thread have a direction?

The thread’s twist runs in the direction from the loose end towards the spool. If you’re unsure of the twist’s direction, have a look at a cut length of thread under a magnifying glass, and you’ll see that one end is pointed and the other end flares open slightly.

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Why is my sewing machine not catching 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.