You already know what to sew and you've pulled out your grandmother's favorite old sewing machine, so what else should you do? For those who are just starting to use a sewing machine, threading a sewing machine can be a very difficult job, and may even put them off for a long time. Instead of leaving your sewing machine idle and dusty, follow these easy steps so you can thread your sewing machine and use it. You can get creative by making tablecloths from patchwork joints or sewing clothes anytime!
Method 1 of 2: Winding the Yarn on the Spool
Step 1. Turn off the sewing needle on the machine
Deactivating the sewing needle can be done by turning the top wheel on the side of the machine. The sewing needle should be disabled so that it doesn't move up and down as you wind the thread on the bobbin.
Step 2. Remove the bobbin from the bobbin housing
The bobbin is the small coil that sits under the sewing needle on your machine. The bobbin serves as the thread supplier for the underside of machine stitches, but the new bobbin is usually not thread-filled. Open the door of the bobbin house and then pull the bobbin out and you will get an empty bobbin.
Step 3. Fill the thread on the bobbin
Attach the sewing thread to the top of the machine on the thread stand post. Sewing thread spools must be installed in such a way that when the thread is pulled, the direction of rotation is counterclockwise.
Step 4. Pull the yarn from the yarn spool
Pull the thread out of the spool and hook it on the thread tensioner on the top of the sewing machine. If your sewing machine is new, there will usually be a guide at the top of the machine for instructions on how to thread this bobbin.
Step 5. Start winding the yarn on the bobbin
Hold the bobbin and loop the thread around the bobbin 2-3 times.
Step 6. Attach the bobbin to the bobbin post
A bobbin is a small stick that is usually at the top of a sewing machine. Slide the bobbin so that it locks before winding begins.
Step 7. Start winding the yarn on the bobbin
Holding the coiled thread by the bobbin, start spinning the bobbin for a few seconds by tapping the sewing machine pedal on the floor or pressing the bobbin button. This way, you can make sure that the thread is well wrapped around the bobbin. After that, cut off the excess thread that comes out of the bobbin.
Step 8. Finish winding the bobbin
Step on the sewing machine pedal again or press the bobbin button again so that the bobbin is fully threaded. It is possible that the machine will stop winding by itself when the bobbin is full. There are also machines that don't automatically stop, but the bobbin can't spin again when it's full.
Step 9. Remove the bobbin from the machine
Slide the bobbin pole again and then remove the bobbin. You have to cut the thread that is still connected to the bobbin. Leave 5-7 cm of thread from the bobbin. Now, you are ready to thread the sewing machine!
Method 2 of 2: Threading the Sewing Machine
Step 1. Reactivate the sewing needle on the machine
Now, you can prepare this machine for sewing. Leave the yarn spool in the same place on the machine. Some of the spool houses are located behind a small door just below the sewing needle or some are sideways in front of the sewing needle. Find this sepul house and then open the door.
Step 2. Pull the thread from the bobbin 10-15 cm long
Step 3. Insert the bobbin into the lifeboat
You will see a gap in the lifeboat that acts as a thread path. On certain sewing machines, there is a C-shaped circle with a knife at the end for cutting the thread. Adjust the position of the bobbin so that if you pull on the thread, the bobbin will spin counterclockwise. You should be able to pull the excess yarn to the right and the bobbin should be able to spin easily. Close the bobbin door if the lifeboat is properly installed.
Step 4. Start threading the machine
Pull the thread from the thread spool on the sewing machine. Hook the thread on the metal thread guide to hold the thread at the top of the machine. There is a sewing machine that prints a diagram on the top for thread installation instructions.
Step 5. Pull the thread down
Follow the arrows as directed on the machine (if applicable) by pulling the thread down in front of you. After that, wind the thread on the thread tensioner at the bottom, then pull the thread up again following the directions for the second thread. At this point, you should see the narrow "U" of the thread you just laid.
Step 6. Hook the thread on the thread lifting lever
Once you've made the letter "U," you'll need to hook the thread on the thread lift lever at the top of the machine and then pull the thread back down toward the needle. The thread lift lever is a metal plate to hold the thread. At the top of the thread lifting metal plate there is a hole for threading. By threading the thread through this hole, you should see a narrow "S" of the thread you just put in.
Step 7. Pull the thread toward the needle
Pull the thread down toward the needle. Thread the thread through the small hole at the bottom of the needle. After that, pull the thread through the bottom of the presser foot.
Step 8. Pull the bobbin thread up
At this point the bobbin thread is still hidden under the bottom surface of the machine. To remove the bobbin, hold the top wheel on the right side of the machine. Spin the top wheel toward you a few times until the end of the bobbin thread comes up from the bottom. Hold the bobbin and pull it up 10-15 cm.
- The way of threading on various sewing machines is generally the same. If your sewing machine is not the same as the one used here, look for thread installation instructions for the same machine or you can make up your own mind.
- Look for the thread installation instructions printed on your sewing machine. Many newer sewing machines provide guides with lines and arrows that can be helpful.
- Read your sewing machine's manual, if you have one. Today, there are sewing machine manufacturers that provide information online about threading. You can find your machine model and serial number on their website.
First unplug the sewing machine power cord when inserting the thread into the needle.
You could injure yourself if you accidentally step on the pedal while your finger is still threading the machine.