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« on: May 07, 2005 09:58:05 PM »

Thanks in advance, this is driving me nuts!

I'll try to be as specific as possible, and there are even pictures, because I'm desperate.

Here is my new sewing machine.  I love it, or the idea of it.


Here is the bobbin apparatus.


It is making me mad.  I load the thread as the instructions seem to be telling me to:


bring the needle down, back up to thread with bottom thread (blue):



then I try to sew.

Jams immediately,  thread wraps around front of bobbin case.



WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?!  WAAAAAAAAAAAH!

sorry for the self-pitying outburst and I'll love you forever if you can help.

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2005 10:25:28 PM »

I don't have the exact model but my machine is a Brother and has the same bobbin dealio.

I believe the thread needs to be pulled under that metal flap and come out of the little hole immediately to the left of the large hole...  I'm not sure if that is of ANY help at all... It looks like from your pic the thread is coming through the big hole?
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2005 10:34:52 PM »

I don't have the exact model but my machine is a Brother and has the same bobbin dealio.

I believe the thread needs to be pulled under that metal flap and come out of the little hole immediately to the left of the large hole...  I'm not sure if that is of ANY help at all... It looks like from your pic the thread is coming through the big hole?

hmmm, it is coming out of the big hole vs the little one, but it is also under the metal flap.  do i keep pulling it until it's under the flap  and *past* the 2 little tab thingies?  then it wouldn't be coming out of any hole, just be under the flap...

sorry, frustration is making me dumb.  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2005 10:50:47 PM »



Okay, tried to take a pic (having a hard time getting a non-blurry close up).  I guess it's actually coming out from under the metal flap where it connects to the little hole.  On the inside edge of the bobbin holder (where you slip the bobbin in) there is a slot that you slide the string in, under the metal flap to where it meets the little hole.

Geez, sorry I'm not explaining this all the clearly... at least that is how I do it and I've definitely been able to sew with the machine set up that way.  I think when the string is coming through the big hole the thread jumps around too much and that's why it's getting jammed.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2005 07:29:57 PM »

Thanks so much for your help... I know I can always rely on craftsters to go above and beyond with niceness and helpfulness Smiley


It turned out there was something wrong with the bobbin assembly and they sent me a new machine.  Happy sewing on working machine has commenced.
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