What causes a sewing machine not to pick thread?
– 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. The flat side of the needle should be facing toward the back of the machine.
Why is my Singer sewing machine not grabbing the bobbin thread?
First, make sure the bobbin-winding spindle (located on top of your machine) has been pushed back to the left for sewing. If it is not in the correct position, the needle will not go down and pick-up your bobbin thread. Make sure the presser foot is up when seating the thread through the upper tension.
What causes thread to shred on Singer sewing machine?
Make sure the bobbin is correctly seated in the bobbin case (bobbin holder), and check that the upper thread tension is not set too tightly. Thread can shred when you sew if it is old or poor quality. Thread can also shred if the machine needle is worn out, or if the needle is the wrong style and size for the thread being used.
Why is my bobbin thread showing on my sewing machine?
If Bobbin Thread Is Showing on the Top of the Fabric This can be caused if the top thread tension is too tight, or if the bobbin thread is not in the bobbin case tension. Check that the upper thread is feeding freely without obstruction (like getting stuck behind the spool cap or getting caught on any rough spots o the thread spool itself).
Why are the stitches on my sewing machine distorted?
Stitches can appear distorted on the fabric if you are “pushing” or “pulling” the fabric as you sew. Just let the feed dogs (or feed teeth) do the job of drawing the fabric along under the foot. Another reason stitches could appear distorted is if the incorrect presser foot is used.
What causes a needle to break on a sewing machine?
Needles can break if they are bent, dull or damaged. Discard the old needle and insert a new needle, appropriate for the thickness and type of fabric being sewn. Needles can also break if you are “pushing” or “pulling” the fabric while sewing, as this causes the needle to deflect.