I’m sure you know the drill – you’re stitching away trying to finish a project during this busy holiday season. And the thread breaks. You notice it is actually shredding. Hmmm. So you rethread. And it still shreds. So you change the needle. It still shreds. Argghh! So frustrating, right?
Well, before you pull your hair out, check your bobbin case. Take it out of the machine and examine it closely. Run your fingers over its surface. It is smooth? Really, really smooth? If it isn’t, you have a problem. Take a look at my bobbin. Notice the white spot where the arrow is pointing? That’s a burr.
I don’t know when it happened or why but the evidence is there. I tried sanding it with very fine grit sandpaper to smooth away the burr from the plastic surface but that didn’t do the trick. After rethreading, I realized the case was beyond repair.
Time to replace it. Off I went to the dealer to buy a new one, in fact, I bought two. Just in case something like this happens in the future:
That’s not my bobbin case, in fact, in happened in a recent class. I have no idea how or why it the needle got stuck in the bobbin case. I was so impressed I had to grab a photo. Have you ever seen a needle do this?