How to Thread a Sewing Machine | Everything You Need to Know

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How to thread a sewing machineToday’s article, you will get a clear guideline about how to thread a sewing machine.
(Step by step)

This review is more helpful to the newbie. Cause, here you will get the most natural tricks.
… And you will need 5 to 10 minutes only to carry out the process successfully.

However, do you know what the initial step for threading a sewing machine?

First of all, you should check the owner’s manual properly. Here you will get accurate information and requirement as well.

The fact is the maximum sewing machines working principles are quite the same. A complete package typically includes:

  1. A tension disc (Beside the tension wheel take-up lever)
  2. Spool Pin
  3. Bobbin winder on the right corner
  4. Machine wheel (Left side)

(Note: some spool pin places on the machine’s backside or close to the bobbin winder)

Now, take a close look and introduce the following processes.

How to Thread a Sewing Machine properly?

Let’s get a drive-in:

Part 1: Bobbin winding:

Step 1: Spool thread placing:

Set your spool thread on the upper portion of the sewing machine (Spool pin area). Make sure the spool is turned on.

Cause, it will help to release the thread in a counter-clockwise direction.
(Caution: Before placing the object check the diagram.)

Step 2: Thread pulling:

At this stage, at first tug the thread. Then, around the winding disc wind the thread correctly. (On the top portion of the machine)

The disc comes with a wire to hold the thread properly.

Step 3: Bobbin threading:

Now, insert the thread end into the bobbin hole. Next, wrap it around the spindle and make sure it is stable enough.

The exciting part is: Now a day, manufacturers offer pre-threaded bobbins. Yes! It can save a vast amount of time and effort.

And you can jump into the next stage quickly.
(This item is available at your nearby retail store)

Step 4: Setting the bobbin:

On top of the machine, you will get a tinny bobbin pin. Set the threaded bobbin into this pinch.
After that slide it (Over the right) and prepare it for winding.

Step 5: Starting the bobbin winder:

Press the foot pedal and start the winding. This step will confirm you that you wrapped the bobbin accurately.

But in case of any fault indicates that you must be made any mistake at stage 4. So recheck it and wrap the thread properly.

However, after a couple of rotations, cut the excess thread that sticks out of the bobbin hole.

Step 6: Finish the bobbin winding:

Again push the foot pedal (gently) to fill the spindle. Even you can press the winder. However, it will automatically stop after filling the bobbin with thread.

But if the winder keeps running; stop it manually. (When the spool is appropriately wrapped with thread)

Step 7:

Slide the pin over the left and take away the bobbin. Then, take a blade or scissors and cut off the excess thread.
(After filling the spindle, you can start machine threading.)

Part 2: Upper half threading:

Step 1: Set the thread wind:

The bobbin pin placed on the right portion of the sewing machine. (Pull it a bit)
(If you have a diagram; check it and get the exact direction. However, most of the case, the pin locates on the right side)

Step 2: Thread wrapping:

Pool out the thread end and pass it through the silver color thread guide that locates on the machine’s top position.

Ensure that you take the thread from the guide’s back and it turns into a U shape form.

Step 3: Pulling the thread downward:

Based on the arrow’s direction:
Pull out the thread from that guide and turn it towards you. Then, make a loop around the bottom of the discs.

Now, insert the thread into the other guide.

Step 4: Wrapping the thread:

After completing the “U” shape; wind the take-up lever. This lever is a tiny metal piece. It sticks out from the other guide.
And it includes a hole where the thread goes through.

Finally, this motion will make a narrow, sideways, and large “S” (With the thread)

Step 5: Needle threading:

At first, you need a quality needle threader tool to drag the thread towards the machine. Then, insert the thread through the needle’s eye. Pull it from the other side. Then, pull it again to the downward.

Finally, you complete the upper portion threading.
Let’s go to the final part.

Part 3: Lower half threading:

Step 1: Take away the covering:

At first out the bobbin case chamber. Usually, it locates under the needle area. After revealing the case; you will get the required space where you should set the threaded bobbin.

Step 2: Bobbin thread unwinding:

From the spindle unwind the thread (a few inches only) that can reach the handwheel.

Step 3: Set the bobbin:

Look at the diagram carefully. After that, you will realize its direction.
And based on this direction placed this spool into the compartment.
After placing it close the compartment.

Step 4: Unveiling the spool thread:

Steel this bobbin threads hides under the needle plate. To expose it grasp the wheel (Right side)
And turn it for a few seconds. Finally, a few inches of the thread will expose out.

Additional tips for threading:

  • Before running a machine clean and oil it properly.
  • Before starting the main project; a practice on a sample. Make sure that it works perfectly.
  • Always use quality thread to block excess lint.
  • The uneven stitch indicates weak tension. That means it needs further adjustment.
  • Change the needle regularly.

Final verdict:

Proper threading is the primary requirement for perfect stitching. That’s why take a quality thread and needle as well.

Then, follow my suggested guideline and implement it on your sewing machine.
You can easily carry out the first part.

The second and third parts are a bit challenging. But if you follow read the direction of the diagram carefully; you can detect every position.

Then, you can easily set the thread to the required area.