How to Thread a Sewing Machine

How to Thread a Sewing Machine

This is universal tutorial for threading any sewing machines and winding a bobbin. More than 30 photos with pro comments help you learn how thread your sewing machine.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 1

Start threading of your sewing machine with winding a bobbin. Place a spool of thread on the spool pin. Be sure to place your thread through all the thread guides on your machine.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 2

For this tutorial, we used two coils of different colors. On the bobbin we will wind the white thread.
Note how proper insert the thread end into the bobbin before winding.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 3

Although sewing machines can very differ the mechanism of winding a bobbin is the same.
To enable the work of this device is necessary to move the bobbin to the right, round plastic part of the bobbin winder until you hear a "click".

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 5

Pull the hand wheel to the right as shown in the photo. Note: In some models you need to move the hand wheel inside.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 4

Slowly press down the foot pedal to do some turns a bobbin and cut off the excess thread.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 6

Fill your bobbin with the amount of thread. After winding the bobbin thread on you need to disable this mechanism.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 7

And connect the main shaft of the sewing machine.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 8

Remove the bobbin from the bobbin pin and now you need inserted it into bobbin case.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 9

First, you need to hold the thread into the slot.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 10

The bobbin thread you must insert under plate as shown in the photo.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 11

Push gently the bobbin casing into the bobbin housing, until you hear the bobbin snap into place.
The top-loading bobbin threading your sewing machine look at this website.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 12

When you first started sewing you must know main feature of each sewing machine. It is the hook system. Sewing machines of the initial price have oscillating hook. More expensive models of sewing machines are equipped with rotary hook.
Oscillating shuttle machines mount their bobbin on the hook, and reciprocate the hook through a short arc (this photo).
Rotary hook machines hold their bobbin stationary, and continuously rotate the thread hook around it.
More about types a hooks see in Tips for choosing a sewing machine.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 13

Now it's time for top thread. Set the thread on the spool pin. For the needle we will use different color thread.
Before you start thread sewing machine, turn the hand wheel and lift the sewing needle from needle plate.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 14

Many sewing machines have a printed guide how to thread your sewing machine. If you don't have it on the front place a machine, look in your manual or can to use my tutorial.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 15

Bring your needle thread down between the discs of thread tension assemble, following this photo.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 16

Bring your thread through the channel, around the check spring holder step by step.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 18

Insert the top thread through the take-up lever.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 19

Then lower the thread down to the needle.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 20

Slide the thread to all hooks before pull it into needle.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 21

Note: During threading not miss these hooks.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 22

Now it is time to insert the thread through the needle eye.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 23

Turn the hand wheel and lower the needle down into slot of plate.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 24

Continuing to rotate the hand wheel by hand and lift the needle.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 25

Now you have finished filling thread in a sewing machine and it is time to sew.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 26

Close the shuttle cover.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 27

Attach a removable table.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 28

Set the average value of the stitch length

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 31

and check the tension of the both threads on small pieces of fabric.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 33

Here good shows that the upper thread tension is too large.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 34

It is necessary to ease the tension of thread a little bit.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 35

Now thread tension is normal

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 36

and the lower thread tension is correct too.

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