Remove jammed fabric in your home sewing machine easily with this simple ‘how to’ guide. When your machine jams, the sight of all that tangled thread–not to mention a needle that just will not budge–could be enough to make you throw in the towel… or whatever it is you’re sewing. The good news is, unjamming a sewing machine is usually quick and easy, once you know how to go about it.
Raise the needle to the highest position using the hand wheel. If the needle will not move, gently work the hand wheel back and forth a little bit to see if the needle loosens. If it just won't move, don't worry; move on to Step 4.
Raise the presser foot with the presser foot lifter. The lifter is usually located to the right of the needle
Open the lower machine compartment and remove the bobbin case, cutting away any tangled threads. If you had difficulty raising the needle in Step 3, try to raise it now; it should move freely.
Fold the fabric up off the tool box section of the sewing machine. Remove the tool box section so that you have access to the lower machine compartment.
Reassemble the bobbin and bobbin case. Replace the bobbin case in the sewing machine. Thread the needle.