Thursday, 6 August 2015

How to thread a sewing machine

Threading a sewing a machine is a simple but essential part of getting started with machine sewing. Below is a step by step guide on how to do so:

1. Choose the thread you would like to use for sewing. Place it on the metal rod on the top of the machine. There should be a slight 'click' as the reel is pushed into place.

2. On most machines the route the thread needs to take is usually numbered on the side of the machine but not always. 

3. Place the thread through the metal hook on the top of the machine and down the slot next to it which runs down the side of the machine.

4. At the bottom of the slot, allow the thread to curve around the plastic where is is marked with a '2' and a curving arrow and bring the thread back up to the top of the machine. 

5. At the point marked '3', wind the thread around in a U shape which will hook it around the metal hook that moves up and down through the hole labelled '3'. 

6. Lead the thread back down towards the needle. Underneath there will be another metal hook labelled '4', thread through this.

7. Thread through the needle, ensuring the thread is pulled through from the front to the back as shown.

8. Place the thread through the foot and off to the side to ensure its out of the way when you start sewing.

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