Frequent question: Why is the bobbin thread not coming up?

What do you do if your bobbin thread won’t catch?

Your Needle Is Not Inserted Correctly

If your needle is not being held in all the way, it won’t be in the right place to grab your bobbin thread. Make sure your needle is inserted all the way up and tightened as much as possible. Also, make sure not to insert your needle backward on your sewing machine.

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.

Why does my sewing machine keep getting jammed?

If your bobbin is threaded wrongly, it could cause jamming issues to your sewing machine. Your bobbin thread won’t move properly if there are knots or if the bobbin isn’t properly wound. Check to see if the threading on your bobbin is all tangled, and fix it if you can.

How do I know if my sewing machine timing is off?

If your hook tip is passing through or below the needle eye, then the timing of the sewing machine is off. On the other hand, if the hook tip is passing above the needle eye, but extends past the needle more than a couple of millimeters when the needle eye meets the radius of the hook, then the timing is also off.

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Do I need to adjust bobbin tension?

The bobbin tension can become looser even if you haven’t changed the setting yourself. Sometimes it’s still necessary to loosen or tighten the bobbin tension. You can change the front loading bobbin tension easily. But with drop-in bobbins – it’s not so easy.

How do you tighten thread tension?

Changing Bobbin Tension

You should see a small screw on the flat/closed side of the bobbin case. Turning the screw a tiny bit counterclockwise will loosen the bobbin tension; turning it clockwise will tighten the tension.