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How a Sewing Machine Bobbin Works

Posted: 18 July 2014 at 6 a.m.

When I sit down at my machine sew and everything runs smoothly, I am a happy sewer!  Every once in a while, my machine will have some kind of hiccup.  It’s frustrating times like these I wonder how my machine worked before and has now ceased to give me what I need (stress RELIEF!).  Then I begin to wonder exactly how my machine works in the first place.

We have created a great informative video that shows how the bobbin hook catches the top thread and creates the stitch.  Without this mechanically brilliant component, my life, as we know it, would be dramatically different! 

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  • 5. Dee (12 August 2016 at 4:56 p.m.)

    This was great! Now, why does thread knott up when you start to sew?
  • 4. Janice (08 August 2016 at 7:50 a.m.)

    Thanks for showing me how to clean the bobbin. I never knew I could do that, or that I should.
  • 3. Marci (21 July 2016 at 2:25 a.m.)

    This infographic shows how a bobbin works much more effectively
  • 2. Cathy (20 July 2016 at 6:23 a.m.)

    I would like a slow-mo video of the threads hooking together. I just can't see how it all locks together to form a stitch!
  • 1. Nancy (18 July 2014 at 3:26 p.m.)

    Great information! You guys are my go-to for threaducation!

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