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From: rila
Date: 05-30-2004, 01:09 PM (1 of 9)
:cry: Hi there! I Am all ready and set to go with my new Dressmaker (Euro pro 998b) sewing machine except for the fact that I don't know how to draw up the bobbin thread! It says to lightly draw the needle thread forming a loop with the bobbin thread and then the upper thread should have caught the lower thread in a loop. Now that's not very clear. Am I supposed to tie a loop around the bobbin thread?? and where do I tie it if that's the case. I am new to sewing. And then it tell ms to pull the needle thread toward me and the lower thread will come up from the lower bobbin in a large loop.And then Im ready to start sewing?? HELP!!! PLEASE! :cry:
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From: MaryW
Date: 05-30-2004, 01:47 PM (2 of 9)
Hi rila, welcome to Sew Whats New. :bluesmile :Canada:

If you have your bobbin in and filled, pull your needle thread towards you 3"-4". Be sure your presser foot is raised. Turn the handwheel towards you with your right hand while holding on to the needle thread with your left. Let the threaded needle go down into the bobbin case, and continue to turn until it comes back out with the bobbin thread.
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From: sewnew2
Date: 05-30-2004, 01:49 PM (3 of 9)
Hi, I hope these steps help:
(here is the same url made short:

Here is another link:
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And on this site an article reads:

After you have threaded your machine and filled the bobbin - hold the needle thread with your left hand. Turn the handwheel towards you until the needle has gone down into the throatplate and come back up to it's highest point. A stitch has formed and you will feel a slight tug on the thread. Pull on your needle thread to bring up the bobbin thread. Pull both threads together under your presser foot towards the back of your machine.

Taken from:

Good luck!
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From: wghmch
Date: 05-30-2004, 03:21 PM (4 of 9)
I would suggest that those of you who are kindly trying to help with this machine, take a look at: that you know what you are dealing with.

Bill Holman
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From: rila
Date: 05-30-2004, 06:31 PM (5 of 9)
Hi there. Thank you but I've already read those instructions like a million times. I don't know what to do with the bottom bobbin thread. How does the needle thread when down at the lowest point pull up bobbin thread? How do I set up the bobbin thread so that it gets pulled up and in a loop?????? I"m so confused! :( :whacky:
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From: rila
Date: 05-30-2004, 07:07 PM (6 of 9)
Hi there. Hehe..iTs me again. I was turning the wheel counter clockwise not clockwise which is why I couldn't get that bobbin thread. But now one last question. Where do I put the needle thread and bobbin thread to start sewing? Is the needle thread supposed to be just through the eye of the needle or through they eye and wrapped around once? :bluesmile
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From: sewnew2
Date: 05-30-2004, 07:11 PM (7 of 9)
Through the eye from front to back, don't wrap it around the needle.
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-31-2004, 08:59 PM (8 of 9)
Both threads go toward the back of the machine and hang off when you are ready to sew.. A GOOD TIP ! ! hold these 2 threads when you begin to sew just until 3 or 4 stitches are made so that the thread does not get back under the edge of the fabric and make a terrible thread nest there.. In other words , place fabric in place , lower presser foot, take the 2 threads in your left hand and hold them rather firmly in back of the machine. Turn the machine wheel toward you to begin stitching while you step on the gas.. you can turn the threads loose after 3 or 4 stitches and complete your seam..:cool:
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From: Londa
Date: 06-03-2004, 11:07 AM (9 of 9)
Now that you've gotten the bobbin thread up through that little hole.... some other hints:

In general - almost universally:

If your machine has an auxillary bobbin case - one that loads in the front or the side (older) into which you put the bobbin, and pull the thread up along side that little clamp on the bobbin case........... Looking at the bobbin, and pulling the thread - the bobin must turn clockwise! Counterclockwise won't make it happy....

If you have a top drop in bobbin system - that bobbin must rotate counteclockwise! And, once you pull up the bobbin thread through that hole in the throatplate, you MUST see thread going cross the bobbin, or you don't have it in the tension mechanism and it won't stitch correctly.

HoOping this helps....taught many ladies this in the years I was a sewing machine dealer.
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