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Help sewing machine trouble shooting

PostPosted: 15 Mar 2015, 13:50
by t&n's mummy
I am making n a dress for her birthday next weekend and the machine won't work... It seems to be a problem with the bobin thread not catching underneath... Does anyone know a way to fix it or am I stuck with going to the repair man?

Re: Help sewing machine trouble shooting

PostPosted: 15 Mar 2015, 15:12
by Raktajino
I hope this doesnt come across as patronising, but have you tried completely unthreading and rethreading the machine? Sometimes you'll discover you've missed a hook or the thread has slipped out of the notch in the bobbin. That's my usual problem anyway!

Re: Help sewing machine trouble shooting

PostPosted: 15 Mar 2015, 21:06
by t&n's mummy
Ha ha thank you, did a bit of tinkering with doing that, taking the bobbin out, switching stitches and getting dh to have a look too, working now, no idea what fixed it but who cares, thank you for the suggestion!

Re: Help sewing machine trouble shooting

PostPosted: 15 Mar 2015, 21:27
by Treeb
Exact same thing happened to me last time I threaded my machine. Wasn't working but as far as I could tell everything was threaded through properly. Took it all out, rethreaded it, and magically it was working! No idea what the issue was the first time.

Re: Help sewing machine trouble shooting

PostPosted: 16 Mar 2015, 07:19
by Raktajino
I'm glad you got it working! Happy sewing!