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« on: August 24, 2012 02:32:24 PM »

Just as a heads-up, I'm new to sewing, though I've been crafting with Mod Podge, hot glue, etc for quite a while now. I just got a mini sewing machine, and I don't know what I'm doing.
I have it threaded properly, bobbin and everything, it's all ready to go. Here's the catch: when I press the foot pedal, the fabric moves, needle goes up and down as if it's sewing. But no stitches are made.

What am I missing that's causing this? D: Any help would be greatly appreciated. <3
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012 05:34:03 PM »

This might be a silly question, but seeing as your new to sewing, I have to ask, anyway, because I made every "silly" mistake when I taught myself to sew: have you brought the bobbin thread up from the bobbin holder below the plate? The way stitches on a sewing machine work, the thread from the top goes down and winds around the bobbin thread, then goes back up, making the stitch -- so in your case, somewhere the threads aren't catching on each other. I'd double check the threading but if the top thread is threaded properly through the needle I'd guess it's a bobbin thread issue.
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012 08:28:42 AM »

I agree.

What you need to do, before putting fabric on your machine, is thread your machine as instructed, then move your hand wheel towards you one complete rotation, holding the needle thread.
This will bring your bobbin thread to the top. Then you place your fabric under the foot, hold the two threads to back so they don't get pulled back into the bobbin. Then you sew.
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