Most Common Babylock Soprano Problems (Solutions Included)

As the name suggests, the Babylock Soprano can help you hit the high notes of sewing with incredible ease. The computerized sewing machine has a quick-set function that helps you set up the sewing machine in an otherwise fast manner and with ease. It also features a color LCD screen which displays every function of the Babylock Soprano; from the stitch settings to the various other decor settings the sewing machine has to offer. The Babylock Soprano is also equipped with an automatic fabric sensor that adjusts the pressure and thread tension of the sewing machine to give you the smoothest and most seamless sewing experience you can get on a computerized sewing machine. However with all these awesome and wonderful features, the Babylock Soprano is prone to experiencing some sort of functional problems from time to time. This article seeks to illuminate on just what those problems are.

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1. Upper Thread Tightens Up

This problem on the Babylock Soprano causes the upper thread or stitch to be (or appear to be) in a single continuous line. The lower thread becomes visible on the upper side of the fabric you’re sewing on. The upper thread being tightened can lead to either pulling out from the fabric or producing wrinkles on the fabric. This problem is usually as consequence of incorrect bobbin threading. When the bobbin thread is incorrectly threaded, appropriate or recommended tension is not applied to the bobbin thread. It is then pulled through the fabric when the upper thread is pulled up.


  • Remove the bobbin from under the needle plate and then re-thread it completely.
  • Place the bobbin back in the bobbin case such that the thread unwinds in the correct or left direction. You can make sure of this by holding the bobbin with your right hand, with the thread unwinding to the left side and then hold the end of the thread with your left hand. Then after, with your right hand, place the bobbin back into the bobbin case.
  • Be sure to raise the presser foot first before attempting any of the above steps. You can do this by pressing the presser foot’s lever button that is present on the Babylock Soprano sewing machine just atop the surface (or sewing area.)

2. Fabric(s) Can Get Caught Up In The Needle Plate

This problem can be due to a tangled up thread under the needle plate that then causes the fabric you’re sewing on to get stuck as well. You would want to remove the fabric from the sewing machine as it can temper with the functionality of the needle plate area and even lead to further damage.


  • When this problem occurs on your Babylock Soprano, you should immediately stop the sewing machine and then turn it off.
  • Remove the needle by first raising it with the turning of the handwheel in a clockwise direction or away from you. You should then replace the needle with a new one.
  • At such a point you should also remove and replace the presser foot and the presser foot holder.
  • Remove the needle plate cover and effectively cut out the tangled threads, at which point you will be able to remove the bobbin with ease. You will also be able to remove the fabric that is caught up in the sewing machine.

3. Nothing Appears On The LCD Screen

The Babylock Soprano’s screen is the single most important part of the computerized sewing machine without question, a critical component in controlling and navigating through all of the Babylock Soprano’s features. But the probable causes of this problem can be as simple as you forgetting to turn on the main power switch. Or the brightness of the LCD screen may have a low brightness setting.


  • Make sure that the sewing machine’s main power is turned on. The power switch is located on the right hand side of the sewing machine.
  • Be sure that the plug of the power cord (of the Babylock Soprano) is plugged into an active electrical outlet.
  • Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen accordingly, so that the information on the display is fully visible. You can find this function in the settings of the sewing machine.

4. Operation Keys Can Become Unresponsive

These are the keys that help select and interact with the functions you would like to access on the Babylock Soprano. So when they become unresponsive you wouldn’t be able to access any of the sewing machine’s features, as you can tell this can become quite the problem.


  • Make sure you are directly touching the Babylock Soprano’s keys (or buttons) with your fingers. Do not use a glove or any form of handwear when pushing the keys of the sewing machine.
  • Make sure your hands are dry so that your fingers do not slip when you are pressing the buttons of the sewing machine.
  • The keys have to produce an electrostatic charge in order to work. If this doesn’t happen the buttons won’t be responsive and they might need some replacing. Be sure to take your sewing machine to a registered Babylock service center to get a good replacement of the buttons.
  • Before you take your Babylock Soprano to a service center try turning it off and then waiting for a few minutes, then turning it on again to see whether or not the buttons will become responsive. And then after respond accordingly.
  • Be sure to consult your Babylock Soprano’s user manual before attempting anything else.



The Babylock Soprano is definitely a high note hitter when it comes to sewing. It is a strong contender, competing with some of the best sewing machines in the world and that makes it one of the best. The problems will certainly come, as with any other sewing machine, but on the Babylock Soprano they do not make you hate the sewing machine. Instead you tend to love and appreciate it more. It has a steady build and is quite silent when sewing, even with tougher textiles.