Why isn t my sewing machine catching the bobbin thread?

Why is my Janome Sewing machine not picking up the bobbin thread?

Make sure you are using a brand new needle. Bent/damaged/dull needles frequently will fail to pick up the thread. If it continues to skip stitches, it most likely has a needle/hook timing issue–the needle arrives at the bobbin at the wrong time to intercept the bobbin thread.

Why is my thread bunching underneath?

A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.

Why won’t my sewing machine needle go up and down?

A disengaged clutch, broken drive belt or internal drive gear failure can prevent the needle from moving. … If the needle won’t move with the clutch engaged, unplug the sewing machine and check the drive belt. Replace the drive belt if it’s broken.

Why is my upper thread getting caught in the bobbin?

This can be caused if the top thread tension is too tight, or if the bobbin thread is not in the bobbin case tension. … 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.

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