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Mini Sewing Machine Not Stitching

I have a mini sewing machine. It picks up the bobbin thread, but the fabric only passes through without stitching. It won't stitch at all. What is the problem?


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May 1, 20180 found this helpful

Make sure the bobbin is inserted the right way. You can also hold the thread in the needle to the left while you put the needle down to pick up the bobbin thread.

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September 7, 20180 found this helpful

Needle is not moving

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August 24, 20180 found this helpful

My mini sm-202a will not stitch it picks up the bobbin thread but won't stitch what do I do

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July 1, 20190 found this helpful

When the mini sewing machine is not working or stitching, check the needle if it is in proper position. On the top of the needle there is a flat part make sure that the flat part on the needle is facing the screw.

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July 5, 20190 found this helpful

Same problem that machine how to solve

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August 6, 20190 found this helpful

Not sure if that's your case, though I'm in the same boat as you, working with a cheap machine. It sews very well and I love it, but I had a similar situation.


The problem was that my layers were shifting slightly even though I had thoroughly spray basted. Once I started adding just a few curved safety pins to stabilize whatever I'm working on, the problem went away, and machine stopped skipping stitches.

Make sure your machine can let its feed dogs do their job freely. It's even possible you hold onto your fabric and slow it down at times without realizing, try using a stiletto instead of your finger to guide the fabric.
Here's a useful guide: (it covers most of the common problems)
And here's my machine, Michley, if needed:

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