What is a bobbin winder?
A bobbin winder can be found on almost every sewing machine. This winder will load thread from a larger spool onto a small round spool. This small spool will fit into the bobbin compartment of the sewing machine. There are many types of bobbins.
Where do you put a threaded bobbin and where does the thread from the bobbin go when the machine is in use?
Insert bobbin counterclockwise
Place your bobbin inside. Make sure the thread unwinds to the left (counterclockwise direction). Guide the thread through the slit in the needle plate cover. This is important because it makes the thread enter the ‘tension spring’ of the bobbin case.
Why is my bobbin winder not spinning?
Bobbin winder stopped working (bobbin winder not working, bobbin not winding, bobbin stopped winding) … Check if the thread is passed through the bobbin winding guide correctly. Check if there are scratches or other defects on the bobbin. Replace the bobbin if in doubt.
Why is my sewing machine not picking up the bobbin thread?
Check the upper thread. – Check to see if your upper tension is too tight. … – Your thread could be caught on something between the needle and your spool of thread if so, your thread will be too tight for the needle to pick up the bobbin thread. – Make sure that the upper thread is threaded properly.
Why is my bobbin not winding?
If your bobbin does not wind quickly and smoothly when you press on your foot pedal, your bobbin winder might not be fully engaged. This can cause uneven winding. Make sure you push your bobbin pin all the way over or loosen your bobbin wheel completely to engage your bobbin winding mechanism.
Which way do you turn the hand wheel?
Always turn the handwheel TOWARDS you (counter clockwise) as turning it in the opposite direction (away from you, clockwise) may knock the timing out requiring repair from a service center. Always be sure your presser foot is in the DOWN position before sewing.