How to Fix Fabric Caught in Sewing Machine

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When pulling your fabric assembly from under the presser foot of your sewing machine, have you ever noticed an extra loop of thread coming up from the bobbin area? This extra thread keeps you from pulling your fabric assembly free from the presser foot. In our short video, we’ll walk you through how to easily resolve this issue and explain why it happens so you can better avoid it on your next project.

When it’s time to remove your fabric assembly from your sewing machine, you notice an extra loop of thread beneath it that keeps you from moving the fabric. Instead of the standard single thread coming up from below, you see three threads. This is not normal, but thankfully it’s an easy fix! You might have found that pulling your fabric or wiggling your balance wheel back and forth doesn’t immediately remedy the issue. This is a common sewing problem that many DIYers experience and it doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with your sewing machine.

Here we’re sewing with the best-in-class portable walking foot sewing machine, the Ultrafeed® LSZ-1. To resolve this problem, all you need to do is rotate the balance wheel towards you until that extra loop of thread is set free from the bobbin area. Watch our quick video to discover a more in-depth explanation why this happens and how you can easily fix it when needed.

For many other resources to aid your sewing projects, check out our “Tips & Tricks” and “Learning To Sew” section within the How-To Projects & Guides portion of our website. And if you still have questions, feel free to contact a member of our knowledgable customer support staff to assist you!