Do you thread the bottom bobbin?

Do you thread the bottom thread on a sewing machine?

Sewing machines need an upper and a lower thread to form the stitches. … Then slide it through the cutter that will hold the thread end in place. If that’s not your case, you’re going to have to pull the end of the thread through the little pinhole on top of the bobbin.

Does it matter which way the bobbin thread go?

The bobbin should be turning clockwise when thread is pulled. If the thread unrolls in the wrong direction, it may cause the thread tension to be incorrect or break the needle.

Why won’t my needle catch 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.

Why is my thread bunching underneath?

A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.

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Can you use bobbin thread as top thread?

A. No. The bobbin thread can be a lighter weight than the top thread and still provide sufficient strength without adding bulk. Using a cotton top thread with a poly bobbin thread is fine.

How do you fill the bottom thread on a sewing machine?

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  1. Place spool of thread on spool pin. …
  2. Pass thread end, from inside, through the small hole in the rim of the bobbin (illustration 2).
  3. Place bobbin onto the pin. …
  4. Holding thread end, step on speed controller to run the machine until the desired amount of thread is wound. …
  5. Trim thread ends from top of the bobbin.