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Old 09-26-2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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Angry HELP! The needle thread isn't going into the fabric

I have a Singer model 417. It's been a while since I've sewed but I know how to thread it. I just did and the needle thread isnt sewing. It just runs along with the bobbin thread (which IS going through the fabric) on one side. It's not a tension or needle issue. What am I doing wrong??

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:40 PM   #2
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Re: HELP! The needle thread isn't going into the fabric

Have you rethreaded the entire top portion from the spool and down to the needle? Sometimes that's the easiest thing but fixes sewing issues.
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Sounds exactly like a tension issue to me where either the bobbin or needle thread loops to the other side but the opposing tread doesn't so it just runs along the fabric in a straight line...are you sure it's not?

Definitely try to rethread. Is your needle appropriate for the fabric?

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Re: HELP! The needle thread isn't going into the fabric

It also sounds like tension to me. Play around with it a bit. Also I am not sure what fabric you are sewing but maybe you need a different needle?
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Re: HELP! The needle thread isn't going into the fabric

I'd try not only rethreading the machine, but also the bobbin. You might also need to wind a new bobbin.
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