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xelliex
« on: October 07, 2005 06:46:31 AM »

I recently got a sewing machine, but i'm no expert on using it.
I can thread it and use it, but the problem i really have is catching the thread from the bobbin (you know what I mean).
I can never ever ever EVER do it. Does anyone have any pointers on how to do it easily and quickley? I may go insane.
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2005 07:14:25 AM »

hold both the top thread and the bottom thread to the right, wind the needle and couple times, then drag both strings across to the left. Tug gently and you should see where your bobbin thread is catching, then just pull it through. I'm not very good at explaining things, but hope  that helps!
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2005 07:21:25 AM »

hold both the top thread and the bottom thread to the right, wind the needle and couple times, then drag both strings across to the left. Tug gently and you should see where your bobbin thread is catching, then just pull it through. I'm not very good at explaining things, but hope  that helps!
i'll give it a whirl right now, thanks alot!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2005 07:37:38 AM »

i still can't do it
i am such a craft failure Sad
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2005 07:47:33 AM »

Once you thread the top and turn the wheel on the right of the machine to move the needle down then up and catch the bobbin thread, then pull the top thread to the left a tiny bit, then you can use a pencil or something to kind of sweep (while holding the top thread to the left) under the presser foot and help pull the bobbin thread out.  Then pull both to the left a bit to keep things from getting tangled.

I hope that helps, it is really hard to explain without being able to show someone.
If that doesn't help, can you be more specific about what part of the threading you are having trouble with?
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2005 08:50:09 AM »

Once you thread the top and turn the wheel on the right of the machine to move the needle down then up and catch the bobbin thread, then pull the top thread to the left a tiny bit, then you can use a pencil or something to kind of sweep (while holding the top thread to the left) under the presser foot and help pull the bobbin thread out.  Then pull both to the left a bit to keep things from getting tangled.

I hope that helps, it is really hard to explain without being able to show someone.
If that doesn't help, can you be more specific about what part of the threading you are having trouble with?

i'll try this.. I just can't get the bobbin thread to loop or come through the hole
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2005 09:02:50 AM »

Is the bobbin thread right when you put it in? Theres usually a diagram on how the thread goes, but it drops in, then loops around a little metal peice. If youre still having problems, look up your local sewing machine shop or the manual (if you have one).
I know they can be a pain in the back end, you'll get it though!!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2005 09:23:20 AM »

Is the bobbin thread right when you put it in? Theres usually a diagram on how the thread goes, but it drops in, then loops around a little metal peice. If youre still having problems, look up your local sewing machine shop or the manual (if you have one).
I know they can be a pain in the back end, you'll get it though!!!

it's odd because it always works when my mum does it, just not me!

GRR!
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2005 10:12:12 AM »

my mum came in and did it straight away   Angry

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