The main source of birdnesting or looping is improperly inserted or threaded bobbin or running the embroidery machine with no bobbin. A tight bobbin tension, together with highly loose needle thread tension, can cause birdnesting. Flagging occurs when the hoop bounces up and down during sewing.
Why is my bobbin not moving?
My Bobbin Moves Slowly Or Gets Stuck
This usually happens if there is grease and dust build up in the bobbin compartment. It can also occur if the bobbin thread is not attached correctly, the thread has formed a knot or a problem with the bobbin case.
Is the bobbin supposed to spin?
Insert the bobbin making sure the bobbin rotates counterclockwise when you pull the thread. NOTE: This is a very important step as the bobbin can become unthreaded and cause sewing problems if it rotates clockwise.
How do you fix a bobbin problem?
How to Fix Bobbin Thread Bunching and Other Threading Problems
- Thread the Machine Properly. Re-thread the upper part of the sewing machine making sure the thread is passing through every single thread guide on its way to the needle. …
- Change the Needle. …
- Inspect the Bobbin. …
- Clean the Machine.
How do you get a stuck bobbin out?
Bobbin case is stuck
- Turn the sewing machine off.
- Make sure your needle is raised to its highest position. …
- Remove the presser foot and the presser foot holder.
- Remove the needle plate cover.
- Use the enclosed disc-shaped screwdriver to loosen the two screws on the needle plates.
- Remove the bobbin and then the bobbin case.
What is wrong with my bobbin thread?
There are several culprits for this ranging from a dull needle, improper threading or tension. The tension in both your upper and bobbin threads need to be even. The bobbin could also be placed incorrectly. More than likely, you forgot to put the bobbin back correctly while cleaning your machine.
Why is my sewing machine jamming underneath?
However certain you are that the problem with the machine is most likely due to a huge tangled mess of thread in the bobbin underneath the fabric, the most common reason for the jamming is usually the lack of sufficient tension in the upper thread.
Does bobbin direction matter?
Make sure the bobbin thread unrolls in the correct direction when installing the bobbin into the bobbin case. Be sure to set a bobbin so that the thread unrolls in the correct direction. If the thread unrolls in the wrong direction, the needle may break or the thread tension will be incorrect.
Can I sew without a bobbin?
You can’t sew without a bobbin, as the machine requires two spools in order to operate properly. Therefore, you will need to add the bobbin thread in addition to your needle thread.
How do I fix the timing on my sewing machine?
Check for a timing issue by performing a timing test.
- Leave the needle threaded, but remove the switchplate, base cover(s), and bobbin case.
- Turn the hand wheel slowly to ensure that the shuttle hook is smoothly catching the thread. …
- Use a ruler to measure the timing settings.