What causes a sewing machine to not pick up the bobbin thread?
There could be several things that could cause the machine not to pick up the bobbin thread. The upper thread could be tangled. Remove the thread completely from the machine. The correct size spool cap should be used for the size of the thread spool.
How do I raise the bobbin thread?
Raise presser foot.
- Hold needle thread. Turn handwheel towards you lowering, then raising the needle.
- Gently pull needle thread to raise bobbin thread.
- Open loop.
- Pull both threads back.
Why is my top thread wrapping around the bobbin?
If the upper thread is incorrectly threaded, the upper thread passed through the fabric cannot be firmly pulled up and the upper thread becomes tangled in the bobbin case, causing a rattling noise. Remove the tangled thread, and correct the upper threading according to the following procedure.
Your bobbin thread should not show through the top layer of stitching. It will only be seen on the back of the item. The reason you want to use a lightweight thread is to avoid too much bulk on the back of the item.
What holds the needle in place on a sewing machine?
Needle clamp-holds the needle in place.