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Needing help please

gonmental | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi all, I have not sewed in years and my son is taking an intrest in it but I can’t remember how to thread the bobber to get it to loop with the top thread. Can somone please tell me.


Thank you.


  1. solosmocker | | #1

    This definitely depends on the machine. Do you have a manual somewhere? That should tell you. Most, I repeat, most,not all, wind clockwise as you insert them into the bobbin case. But it really depends on the machine. Edited 9/19/2007 6:53 pm ET by solosmocker

    Edited 9/19/2007 6:54 pm ET by solosmocker

    1. gonmental | | #2

      Thank you, I did have a manual I just have to remember where I put it.  My son actually has had better luck than me.  We will probably practice more tomorrow.

    2. Pattiann42 | | #5

      So right you are! 

      My drop in (horizontal) bobbins wind off the bobbin counter-clockwise.  My old machines with the vertical bobbins wound off the bobbin clockwise.


  2. jgrue | | #3

    Try this website: http://www.sewusa.com/
    I think they can help you.Jgrue

  3. Teaf5 | | #4

    As you insert the bobbin into the case (usually with loose end coming off to the right-clockwise)  with about 4" hanging out, you'll see a notch that allows the thread to slip into the bobbin easily when you tug on the loose end.  (It will go in, but not as easily, if you have it in backwards.) 

    Then insert the filled bobbin case into the machine--it'll go in only one way-- and rotate the wheel by hand so that the top thread picks up the bottom one.  Pull them both back from the needle about 4 inches, and you can start sewing.

    1. gonmental | | #6


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