Why would a sewing machine not pick up the bobbin thread?
There 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
You can also check that your presser plate is in correctly and
without burrs. Good luck and I hope this works.
There are several reasons why this would happen. In order of
- 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
--Check that your needle is not installed backwards. On my
Singer the full-length groove (not the short partial groove) has to
---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