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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Wind your bobbin with needed amount of thread. After winding the bobbin you need to disable this mechanism.
Don't forget press flywheel back and connect the main shaft of the sewing machine.
Remove plastic bobbin from the bobbin pin and now you need insert it into bobbin case.
In the first place you need to insert the bobbin into bobbin case and hold the thread into the slot.
The bobbin thread you must insert under plate as shown in the photo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pull the needle thread between both discs of thread tension assemble, following this photo.
Now you need bring the thread through the channel, around the check holder spring.
Insert the top thread through the take-up lever.
At this step you need lower the thread down to the needle.
Slide the thread through all hooks before insert it into needle.
Note: During threading not miss this wire hooks.
Now it is time to insert the thread through the needle eye.
Before start sewing on sewing machine you need pull the lower thread. Turn the handwheel and lower the needle down into slot of plate.
Continuing to rotate the hand wheel by hand and lift up the needle with bobbin thread.
Now you have finished threading a sewing machine and it is time to sew.
Close the shuttle cover.
Attach a removable table.
Select the average value of the stitch length.
Before stitching I recommend check the tension of the both threads on small pieces of fabric.
The upper thread tension is too large.
It is necessary make the tension of top thread a little bit weaker.
The top thread tension is normal.
The bobbin thread tension is correct too.
English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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