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Old 11-12-2010, 01:16 PM   #1
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When I was rethreading my bobbin the last time something happened to my Janome. The sewing stitches are now showing on the wrong side...meaning what is supposed to be on the bottom is showing on the top and vice versa.

I've tried changing the tension dial with no success. Does anyone know what to do to fix this? Thanks in advance for your help!
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Julie- I WISH I could help, but my sewing machine and I don't get along very often!
Gina K did a video series on this a while ago I believe-
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That has happened to me before, and what works for me is rethreading the bobbin. Hope this helps!
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Julie- I WISH I could help, but my sewing machine and I don't get along very often!
Gina K did a video series on this a while ago I believe-
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Thanks, AJ! I did watch Gina's video and that's what led me to adjust the tension dial, but no matter which way I changed it, it still showed the stitch on the wrong side.
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Do you know what direction you thread is throwing off your bobbin...Oh darn this is so hard to explain...

End of thread in right hand, bobbin in left hand -lay into the bobbin slot...If you have it feeding the other direction it does not sew properly...
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Do you know what direction you thread is throwing off your bobbin...Oh darn this is so hard to explain...

End of thread in right hand, bobbin in left hand -lay into the bobbin slot...If you have it feeding the other direction it does not sew properly...
That might be the problem. I will check when I get home. Thanks!
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The manual that comes with the machine has a diagram that is very helpful in showing how to thread the bobbin correctly.
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Glad I am not the only one... lol! Debating getting another one and trying again...but not sure we will get along

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OK, I followed Gina's directions (which are very good by the way) and in the final step when I turn the handle to bring the bobbin thread up, it's not creating the loop to pull the bobbin thread up. I'm thinking it might be broken or something...
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That is what happened with mine and never could get it to work right. My mom (a seamstress) looked at it and could not fix it at all...found it very strange it wouldn't catch and make the loop. I ended up chunking it since I didn't have a receipt for return...

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OK, I followed Gina's directions (which are very good by the way) and in the final step when I turn the handle to bring the bobbin thread up, it's not creating the loop to pull the bobbin thread up. I'm thinking it might be broken or something...
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Well I figured it out! I wasn't pressing the thread into the latch tight enough. I messed with it enough and got it to latch properly and it pulled the thread up. User error, obviously! LOL!
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Glad you got yours to work

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Well I figured it out! I wasn't pressing the thread into the latch tight enough. I messed with it enough and got it to latch properly and it pulled the thread up. User error, obviously! LOL!
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Can I jump in and ask for reviews on this machine? It was recommended as a first time machine for 'mostly' card sewing and maybe some light regular sewing. I've NEVER sewed before but my mom will give me lessons!
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