HOW TO THREAD A SEWING MACHINE

Threading a sewing machine

Below are some of my top tips for successfully threading your sewing machine. All sewing machines are different, so the best thing to do is check your User Manual. However in saying that all sewing machines are also similar so I will take you through the steps on how I thread my sewing machine in hopes that will help you thread yours.

THREAD FOR YOUR SEWING MACHINE

Gutermann Sew-all Polyester All Purpose Thread is my favorite thread for sewing everyday items – it is affordable, good quality, and available worldwide.

I like to use the same brand and type of thread for the top thread and the bobbin. I feel that this helps reduce issues with tension and I’ll do anything to reduce issues with tension!

WINDING A BOBBIN

Follow the user manual instructions for winding you bobbin.

It is important to make sure that is it wound correctly, which is tight with good tension. You should not be able to grab and pull at the thread, if you can this is a sign that it has not wound correctly and it will cause you all sorts of trouble. So you will need to start again.

I recommend always using the correct bobbins for your sewing machine. I am not a fan of generic or pre-wound bobbins. Again this is because it will help reduce issues with tension.

THREADING YOUR SEWING MACHINE

Follow the user manual instructions for threading your sewing machine. Take your time and follow the route of the markings on your sewing machine display.

When threading your needle, make sure the thread isn’t twisted around the needle, you want it to come down past the hook that holds the thread in place and then straight into the eye of the needle.

Make sure you pull the thread through the feet and then towards the back of the sewing machine.

TEST YOUR STITCHES

A good habit to get into is to always test your stitches before beginning a project. If you don’t you mind find yourself having to unpick your stitches and then test your stitches to correct any problems you are having.

If your sewing machine is not stitching correctly I recommend trying to rethread your sewing machine, you may need to do this several times. Generally you re-thread your top thread for issues with your stitches on the top, or your rethread your bobbin for issues with your stitches on the bottom.

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