How to Thread a Sewing Machine

How to Thread a Sewing Machine

This is the 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. Here are tips on how wind and insert a bobbin also.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 1

Start threading 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 I used two coils having different colors. For winding a bobbin I use white thread.
Pay attention to the installation of a thread end into the bobbin. For correct winding you need insert thread in this hole, as shown.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 3

Some sewing machines may have many differences. But mechanism of winding a bobbin is the same.
To enable bobbin winder is necessary to move the bobbin to the right until you hear a "click".

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 5

Now you need pull the handwheel to the right, as shown in the photo.
Note: In some models sewing machines you need to move the handwheel in the opposite direction.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 4

Slowly press down the foot pedal to do some turns a bobbin. Then you need cut off the excess thread and start winding a bobbin.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 6

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

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 7

Don't forget press flywheel back and connect the main shaft of the sewing machine.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 8

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

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 9

In the first place you need to insert the bobbin into bobbin case and 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 are beginner first thing you need do - learn main feature of each sewing machine. This feature 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 threading a sewing machine.
Set the thread on the spool pin. For the needle we will use different color thread.
Before you start threading you need turn the handwheel and lift up the sewing needle from needle plate.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 14

Many sewing machines have a printed scheme how to thread your sewing machine that is placed on the front place a machine. In any cases you can look in your manual or use this tutorial.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 15

Pull the needle thread between both discs of thread tension assemble, following this photo.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 16

Now you need bring the thread through the channel, around the check holder spring.

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

At this step you need lower the thread down to the needle.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 20

Slide the thread through all hooks before insert it into needle.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 21

Note: During threading not miss this wire 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

Before start sewing on sewing machine you need pull the lower thread. Turn the handwheel 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 up the needle with bobbin thread.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 25

Now you have finished threading 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

Select the average value of the stitch length.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 31

Before stitching I recommend check the tension of the both threads on small pieces of fabric.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 33

The upper thread tension is too large.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 34

It is necessary make the tension of top thread a little bit weaker.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 35

The top thread tension is normal.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine, step 36

The bobbin thread tension is correct too.

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