The modern sewing machines either of today or the in the past years, have a lot of mechanical parts. The performance of the sewing machine as a whole is dependent on the effectiveness and proper working of all the mechanical parts associated with the system. The bobbin area is considered as the most crucial part of any sewing machine. It is the part whose quality makes or breaks any sewing project that you are undertaking.
However, the majority of the sewing machine for beginners have bobbin issues. The bobbin area works the thread which is being applied to the fabric being used. Usually, the bobbin area is covered with a lid in most of the sewing machines. You can access the bobbin area by removing the lid over it. In this guide, we will discuss the most common issues associated with the bobbin of the sewing machine.
The common issues associated with the bobbin of the sewing machine:
The issue with the bobbin affects your stitching as they might not come right at all. The fabric or the thread may get stuck and a lot of other similar things could happen which deny you to stitch properly. The following list is of the common bobbin issues with their troubleshooting details as well:
- The thread gets knotted on the bobbin – This is the most common issue related to the bobbin of the singer sewing machine. If this is the case, then you can first look to pull some of the thread and cut the extra one so that it can then stitch smoothly after putting back the adjusted thread. If the problem persists then you need to continue by inspecting the bobbin for the issues discussed in the next sections. The issue is a common problem in most of the sewing machines, and you should not be considering it as a negative attribute. Is a minor issue that can be handled easily with a little help or knowledge.
- Your bobbin casing is locked in place – This issue can restrict the bobbin casing from falling apart. If it is not properly locked in then you may experience some serious issues while sewing. If your bobbin case is falling to the left, then you might also experience the thread coming out of the left side as well and everything else may also be going to the left. So, you need to adjust the bobbin casing accordingly. If there are no signs of wear and tear on the casing then things will be easier to fix by just making some adjustments. If there are some serious signs of damage, then the casing might need to be replaced. Replacement of the case would be a great step in order to avoid any future issues that may arise due to faulty or damaged casing.
- Lint build up – If the above two troubleshooting ideas fail, then the other thing that you can try is to clean the lint build up. The lint build up can be cleaned with the use of a small cleaning brush which your manufacturer might have provided with your sewing machine package. If not, then the smallest of the painting brush would also do the job. Remove the bobbin casing and dust out all the debris and the lint affecting the sewing. Also check it for any other small object that might be blocking it which could be removed with the use of the hand.
Make sure that you don’t use any spray, as it could push all the lint and the debris further inside, thus creating more severe problems for the user to deal with. It is because the lint stuck at the back is difficult to clean which may require some extra cleaning efforts. In order to clean it thoroughly, it’s better to use a small sized brush that can reach out to difficult places and can collect lint piles easily and remove it from the hidden parts.
Now if you have checked the tension in the bobbin and also the casing of it and cleared away the lint particles from there, you can now proceed to sew and stitch without having any issues.