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AnswerThere is one fact that gets overlooked often. Make certain that your bobbins are the exact ones recommended for your machine. Many look similiar, but if they are off even slightly in depth, they will not work. Also, make certain your bobbin in locked into position in it's case and the thread is coming from the bobbin in the correct direction. When holding my metal bobbin in my hand, the thread pulls counter clockwise before placing it into my front loading bobbin case. Each machine is different so check your manual.

You can also check that your presser plate is in correctly and without burrs. Good luck and I hope this works.

Additional InfoThere are several reasons why this would happen. In order of probability:

- You are not holding the thread tails when starting a seam - The needle is not properly installed in the needlebar - The machine is not threaded properly - The machine needs adjustment or repair

--Check that your needle is not installed backwards. On my Singer the full-length groove (not the short partial groove) has to face you.

---Check needle is not bent.

---Check to make certain that the bobbin you are using is the correct one for your machine and that it is set in the case correctly.

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