to get her sewing machine set up so she can start using it to make/repair clothes. I took home ec when I was 13 (all the girls were there). I excelled at cooking, and did fairly well at the sewing bit. I haven't used a machine since then. And I don't recall ever setting one up. I repair my work clothes with fishing line and do it by hand. Anyway, my question; how do I get the bottom bobbin to make a loop to get the needle thread to go in it? The instruction manual said nothing about it. I just spent an hour trying to get it to go. But I can't seem to figure out the loop. Any thoughts? I'm thinking about going to the sewing store and asking them if they have a workshop or someone who could show us how to set it up. Also watch us do it a few times to make sure we got it down. Failing that, I'll ask for someone's help on our town's Facebook page and pay someone to teach us how to set it up and give us a crash course.