my bobbin thread will not catch with the needle thread.

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It was just sewing fine.  Finished one row. Cut threads then started on another
row.  Bobbin thread would not catch with needle thread.  I took out the bobbin
and re inserted and re-threaded needle front to back.  Still not catching.
Ideas?  Singer model 457.

Re: my bobbin thread will not catch with the needle thread.
On Sunday, 10 September 2017 15:44:04 UTC+1, donna  wrote:
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Hopefully with as many covers off as possible, moving the wheel round slowly by hand you may see exactly what's going on.


NT

Re: my bobbin thread will not catch with the needle thread.
On Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 12:57:04 PM UTC-5, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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I agree, also you might want to insert a new needle as the one you
are using might be bent on the very tip.


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More than likely the vertical shaft gear broke , very common on that model  
Pop the top off and have a look

Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
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Ron, I love that you say that as if it's the most normal thing in the  
world. Just the thought of it makes me shiver!!!

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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

Re: my bobbin thread will not catch with the needle thread.
Ron Anderson wrote:
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So sad!  Seriously, sad.

I just ran THREE LAYERS of bonded upholstery vinyl through a Singer  
500A (a back-up, I am not about to risk one of the 401As), and  
encountered no difficulty at all.  I am making covers for my patio  
furniture out of this:  
https://www.marinevinylfabric.com/products/marine-vinyl-fabric?variant=23064337926

It was not quite wide enough for my table, so I cut a long 10"  
strip, used a leather needle, mounted one of my walking feet, and  
sewed a few sample seams to see what worked best (and what would  
feed), and sewed wrong-sides-together with a long straight stitch,  
then wide zig-zag from the right side through three layers to finish  
the seam. No problem at all.  Tell me one of today's plastic  
miracles could do that. ;-D

Beverly


Re: my bobbin thread will not catch with the needle thread.
On Monday, 11 September 2017 19:32:40 UTC+1, BEI Design  wrote:

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Long ago I sewed 6 layers of denim on an old domestic machine ok. When it came to the overlap with 12 layers it really struggled but got the job done, with assistance on the handwheel, taking it very slow.


NT

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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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I handle multiple layers of denim with the assistance of a  
jeans-a-ma-jig:
http://www.dritz.com/quilting-sewing-supplies/sewing/sewing-machine-accessories/sewing-machine-tools/915/

Before I discovered that handy dandy tool, I used a few folded  
layers of the self-same denim, held under the presser foot behind  
the needle, as I approached in-seams/side-seams in a hem.

This reminds me of the terry-cloth robe I made for my father years  
ago.  I could not find his favorite color (kind of a  
bronzy-rusty-orange) in terry yardage, so I purchased several  
over-sized terry/velour towels.  All the seams were felled, so by  
the time I crossed seams, it was at least 12 layers of really thick  
terry.  Broke several needles on that project, but the Singer 401A  
came through with flying colors.  Dad loved the robe, he wore it  
until it was literally threadbare.

Beverly  


Re: my bobbin thread will not catch with the needle thread.
On Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:22:16 PM UTC-5, BEI Design wrote:
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I've got one of those and they sure are handy.


Re: my bobbin thread will not catch with the needle thread.
On Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:22:16 UTC+1, BEI Design  wrote:
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I'll have to try that, I've got a denim job to do that will reach a handful of layers at overlap points.


NT

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I use an old Kenmore to sew patches on my Leather vest and Jacket.
--  
Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
18 Dingman Rd Sand Lake, NY 12153
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