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Thread: Singer Touch n Sew #758 - ISSUES!

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    Apr 2011
    Hi - I'm new. I'm a soon to be mommy of 4 - I would love to eventually start learning to quilt. My mom's done it for years. I enjoy making things for others and my kiddos.

    I have a sewing machine issue right now that is about to drive me CRAZY.

    I have the Singer Touch n sew model 758 - passed down from my Grandmother. Just a month or so ago, it was working just fine - it's always had a few things that would go wrong, but I'm also an intermediate sewer (at best) and I'm sure a lot is user error.

    Anyway, the last several times I've tried to mess with the machine, I've given up ... and I really want to get sewing again!

    Basically, I've threaded the machine (and re-threaded .. and re-threaded). I've checked the needle tightness/position, moved the tension up or down, tried a new bobbin, and cleaned out the bobbin area - nothing has helped.

    Here's what's going on. I take my material and everything seems ready to go. I start trying to sew, but suddenly the machine gets "stuck" and refuses to move. I open up the bobbin case and find that my top thread is somehow getting wound around the bobbin and then getting stuck. I can NOT figure out why or what to do to fix this. Also, when winding my bobbin, it seems like it's not winding smoothly at ALL - the thread on the bobbin is bumpy and actually looks like a couple spots broke off and then it kept winding??? SO confused.

    Does anyone have any idea what's going on?

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    Merced, CA
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    First I'd change thread. I mean a different spool of thread on top and bobbin.
    Then I'd check to see if you should lead the thread from the bobbin the other way..if you're bringing it up to the top from the left of the bobbin, do it from the right.
    I did that with one of my sewing machines, no matter what the manual said, it worked.

    Have you changed the needle lately? Might have a catch on it. I had one so big it cut my finger when I ran it down the needle.

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    Junior Member Diamondrose's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
    The Bluegrass State
    I have a 758 also. Mine does the same thing unless I use the original bobbins that came with my machine when I bought it new. The ones you buy today, both singer and the after market with the white bottom do not wind properly and do exactly as you describe. No problem with the original ones here. You need to wind bobbins on the slow speed not fast. There have been several threads here about 758 bobbins try to do a search to see if anything in one of those threads might help you.

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    Super Member Nanamoms's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
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    You can also used "unwaxed" dental floss and thread it thru your top thread guides. Sometimes, bits of thread will get stuck that and cause the bobbin to jam. I have had the same thing with my Singer Ingenuity.

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    Super Member scrappy happy's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    try oiling it

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