Question by  saravanan (91)

What could be causing the sewing machine needle to jam into the bobbin?

It just started doing that and I don't know why.


Answer by  9Planets (9)

There are a few reasons why I think the needle is jamming into the bobbin. The needle mey be bent, so slightly that you may not even notice. Thread could be tangled up and is stuck in the bobbin, or maybe your stitch length is too short.


Answer by  mrsmyers (474)

Really there are a whole list of things that could be causing this to happen. The first thing I would look for is to see if any thread has bundled up and maybe got jammed in the bobbin. If that's not it maybe try to lube up the needle to loosen it.


Answer by  KayS (45)

when the sewing thread gets tangled it might cause the needle to jam into the bobbin. Also the same thing might happend when the needle is bent even slightly or the model of the needle is not compatible with the model of the sewing machine.Replacing the needle with one that`s compatible may solve the problem.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

The reason why it may be jamming into the bobbin, is because your thread may not be adequately prepared into the bobbin. Perhaps, there may just be a manufacturing problem. Get it checked.


Answer by  senegaulois (139)

It is possible that you have somehow managed to bend the needle. The bend may be so slight that it is not immmediately visible to the naked eye particulary if the angle of the bend does not allow you to see it in profile. I would try replacing the needle.


Answer by  Megan80 (161)

Your stitch length is most likley too short. I would suggest taking the bobbin out, brushing out the dust then rethreading the machine and checking the stitch length.


Answer by  Kaylene (93)

Double check that you have everything threaded correctly, and that the tension has not been changed to an extreme number. If this doesn't work that out the shuttle (holds the bobbin) check to see if there are any scrathes or nicks on it.


Answer by  TeresaL (150)

I have found that a few times when this happened, the bobbin was not in the machine correctly, but most of the time I found it was because the needle had been bent some way and was not working correctly.


Answer by  ConnorLee (40)

Oh, thats a hard question to grasp. It could be that you aren't using enough lubrication on rour needle which could give the bobbin a slight jabbing sensation. Or the needle could simply be trying to hard, what the needle needs to realize is that sewing is about making the fabric work with you not to force it so hard.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Something on your sewing machince got bumped and it knocked it out of time so that the bobbin is turning when it shouldn't be you can try to fix it your self by re adjusting the tesions on the machine but most of the time you will end up taking it in and getting it fixed at the shop.


Answer by  sara99 (851)

The needle could be bent. Start with a brand new needle. Make sure the needle is appropriate for your machine.


Answer by  wasabi (8)

It would jam into the bobbin if you are not holding onto either the bobbin thread, or the needle thread. This generally happens in the first few stiches.

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