Today’s topic is a hot one, if you’re a Beginner in Sewing… we’ll talk about
Threading Your Sewing Machine
and I would be really happy to hear from you if you ever have any trouble doing this… let’s solve them together 🙂
If you’re a more seasoned seamstress, you may prefer my Threading a Serger Made Simple tutorial
My Singer sewing machine was intended to be for a Beginner Needlewoman, so one of its features is the threading map: you can find helpful numbers on her outside, showing you the exact way to thread it.
Maybe your sewing machine doesn’t have this helpful feature, maybe has a slightly different way to thread: take a look to your User’s Manual (and if you’ve lost it, see if you can find your sewing machine model online for FREE, like I wrote in the first post sewing machine related)
First Step :
Before you start threading your upper thread, I’ll show you how to
fill your bobbin (the lower thread)
Place an empty bobbin on the bobbin pin, usually on top-right of your sewing machine, then pull it to the right to engage the bobbin winder: now, when you push your pedal foot, your needle won’t move and your bobbin will start turning around itself.
Put now a spool on the spool pin and unwind 30-40 cm of thread, then lead it around the little metallic snap-in thread guide (keeping it under the guides before and after it)
You can fix the thread on the bobbin in two ways:
- thread it into one of the little holes in the bobbin, and hold it with your right hand while pushing on the pedal foot until the bobbin makes 5-10 rounds, then cut it;
- wrap it around the bobbin body 4-5 times and leave it there: as you can guess this is the easier way to do that, so it’s my favorite one!
You can now push your foot on the pedal and wind your bobbin, until it is full or you’ve put enough thread on it (sometimes you only need a little thread to finish your stitching with an unusual color).
Tip: The little plastic thing you see near the bobbin winder can be used to adjust the amount of thread you want to put in your bobbin: just loosen the screw on it and rotate it until it reaches the desired position: now you know how to select the amount of thread you can put on every bobbin!
Cut the thread and disengage the bobbin winder, pushing bobbin and spindle toward the left, then remove the bobbin.