You’re amidst a stitching project when you hear a weird noise from your sewing machine. Upon closer inspection, you realize that the needle has hit the bobbin case! If this happens to you, don’t worry –
There are ways to prevent it from happening again. This blog post will discuss what to do if your sewing machine needle hits the bobbin case. We will also give you some tips on preventing this from happening again.
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What is a bobbin case, and what does it do in the sewing machine?
A bobbin case is a small, cylindrical piece of metal that holds the bobbin in place while you are sewing. The bobbin is a small spool of thread that feeds through the needle and forms the stitches on the fabric.
The sewing machine may stop working or generate uneven stitches when the needle contacts the bobbin case.
How to identify if your needle has hit the bobbin case
There are a few signs that you can look for to determine if your needle has hit the bobbin case:
-The sewing machine needle will be bent or broken.
-The thread will be wrapped around the needle or bobbin case.
Sewing machine needle hits bobbin case – how to prevent
It can be surprisingly easy for your sewing machine needle to hit the bobbin case. This usually happens when the hand is not inserted correctly or when the tension on the thread is not set correctly. If this happens, you will hear a loud noise, and the needle may become damaged.
If your sewing machine needle hits the bobbin case, don’t panic! There are ways to prevent it from happening again.
Why is my needle hitting the bobbin case?
If the needle hits the bobbin case, the first thing you should do is to check the hand. If it is bent or damaged, you will need to replace it. If the writing is not injured, you can try gently twisting it back into place.
Tension on thread:
Next, you will need to check the tension on the thread. The needle may hit the bobbin case if the pressure is too loose. To fix this, you will need to adjust the stress on the line until it is tight enough.
Bobbin case placed incorrectly:
The bobbin case is not put appropriately, one of the most prevalent reasons for the needle striking the bobbin case. If you put the bobbin case upside down or incorrectly line up the issue when inserting it into the sewing machine, it can become dislodged.
Position of needle:
You should check the position of the needle. If the needle is not inserted correctly, it may hit the bobbin case. Ensure that the needle is inserted into the needle bar before starting sewing.
If the presser foot is not lowered, the fabric can move around and cause the needle to hit the bobbin case.
Bobbin case timing:
Finally, you should check the timing of the bobbin case. If the bobbin case is not timed correctly, the needle may hit it when you sew.
Solutions and How to fix this:
Now that we’ve gone over some of the reasons your needle might hit the bobbin case let’s discuss how to fix it.
Replacing the needle:
If your sewing machine needle hits the bobbin case and becomes bent or damaged, you must replace it. You can buy replacement needles at most fabric or craft stores.
Adjusting the tension:
If you find the tension on your thread too loose, you must adjust it. You must turn the tension knob on your sewing machine until the line is tight enough.
Checking the bobbin case:
One of the most common causes of the needle hitting the bobbin case is that the bobbin case is not placed correctly. If you put the bobbin case upside down or incorrectly line up the issue when inserting it into the sewing machine, it can become dislodged. You must check the bobbin case and place it correctly to fix it.
Position of needle:
Another reason the needle might hit the bobbin case is if the hand is not inserted correctly. If the needle is not inserted into the needle bar, it may punch the bobbin case. To fix this, you will need to check the hand’s position and ensure that it is inserted properly.
Finally, you should check the needle clamp. The needle clamp holds the needle in place, and if it is not tightened correctly, the hand may hit the bobbin case. To fix this, you will need to pull the needle clamp until it is secure.
Timing of machine:
Finally, you should check the timing of your sewing machine. If the needle is not correct when the bobbin case starts to rotate, it may hit it. To fix this, you will need to adjust the timing of your sewing machine.
How to clean a sewing machine when the needle hits the bobbin case
Cleaning your sewing machine is essential to keep it running smoothly. If the needle hits the bobbin case, you may need to clean your device more often. To clean your device, you will need to:
– Unplug the machine from the power source.
– Remove any thread or fabric from the machine.
– Use a soft cloth to dust the outside of the machine.
– Use a brush or vacuum to clean the lint inside the machine.
– Wipe down the needle and bobbin case with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.
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