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From: Mayuri
Date: 01-18-2005, 10:02 PM (1 of 2)
Ok, I know there were some of you who groaned at the kind of sewing machine I have, but I need help. I'm having trouble getting the bobbin string to load up through the tension properly. And, the next step says that I should be able to draw up a loop with the needle and some how tie it???? It's very confusing and the directions (along with diagram) are proving to be completely infuriating and not helpful in the least bit. Is there some trick I'm not catching on to? Is there a better way of understanding how this silly thing is suppose to load so I don't keep getting bird nesting?
User: Mayuri
Member since: 01-18-2005
Total posts: 1
From: plrlegal
Date: 01-20-2005, 10:32 AM (2 of 2)
Mayuri I'm assuming that your machine has a front loading drop in bobbin? If that is the case, hold your bobbin so that the tail of the thread is pointing up on the right side of the bobbin, drop the bobbin into the case; the end of the thread should still be going to your right; pull the tail of the thread back to your left and through the slot on the left side of the bobbin case and pull the thread around to the right again until it is laying toward the back of the machine; replace the bobbin cover; hold the thread coming from the needle out in front of the needle, turn the wheel on the right side of your machine toward you to make the threaded needle go down inside the cover plate and up again; you should then have a loop of thread which is the needle thread pulling the bobbin thread up through the hole in the feed dog cover plate; take the ends of both those threads and pull them straight out behind the and under the presser foot. You are now ready to sew. Start your first stitch by holding onto the 2 threads out behind your presser foot and take your first stitch just a fraction of an inch onto the edge of the fabric; sew a few stitches holding the 2 threads then you can drop them and continue sewing your seam. This prevents the bobbin thread from nesting down under the cover plate. I hope this helps a little.

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Member since: 05-19-2001
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