How to Thread a Needle on a Sewing Machine

Last Updated on February 23, 2020

How to Thread a Needle on a Sewing Machine

If you are a new sewer, you have to learn the threading process before starting stitching. Threading the needle is essential for achieving perfect and secure stitches. Although various sewing devices might have different features, their threading mechanism doesn’t vary so much.

All machine combines the bobbin thread with the needle thread to create simple and decorative stitches. You can do this conveniently within a few minutes. Let’s describe the phases of threading the needle of a sewing machine.

Step 1: Filling the bobbin

While using electric equipment, unplug the cord before beginning. Take high-quality threads to prevent breakage. Position the presser foot of the machine in the upward direction. Place threads on your spool holder such that they appear from the back of the tool. It requires at least one thread guide to travel from the spool holder to the machine-top.

So, pull the thread through the one or more thread guide. You have to set the bobbin on the winder. Insert the thread in the top-bobbin hole for ensuring its stability. The bobbin winder should be pushed in the right direction while grabbing the thread. Then start winding the bobbin. As soon as the bobbin gets filled, stop the machine and cut the yarn.

Step 2: Threading

Lead your thread around the thread guide which locates in the upper portion of the machine. Pull it towards the U-shaped guide and create loops. Hold it tightly to ensure its engagement along with the metal disks. Now, the users have to find a way of implementing a take-up mechanism. They can do it by turning the handwheel.

After doing it,  the front segment of the machine will rise up and down. Then take-up lever will move to its ultimate height. Guide the thread around the lever. Take the thread downward on the left part of it. Insert it through any thread guides. After that, it is time to thread the needle.

Step 3: Insert the Bobbin

A top-loading bobbin comes without its case, while a front-loading bobbin includes one. For the top-loading system, firstly, move the cover plate of the bobbin. Keep the bobbin on a flat platform. As a result, the thread will come from the upper side and run counter-clockwise.

In such a situation, set the bobbin inside the tool and pull the thread circling the lower-left hook. But what if your machine implements a front-loading system? Hold the case and place the bobbin in such a way that it can drive the thread clockwise. Guide the thread under your fingers and set the bobbin into the shuttle.

Step 4: Drawing Up the thread to the top

Hold the upper thread loosely. Use the handwheel to lift and lower your needle. Turn it counter-clockwise for lowering and raising the needle. Pull the bobbin threads gently behind the sewing device under the pressure foot.

You can thread the needle easily by following this step by step guide. After learning it, you will be set to start sewing. Test the accuracy by starting the machine at a slow speed. Try creating a plain straight seam. If you notice uneven stitching, it requires tension adjustment. Do simple projects with it and gradually increase the speed and difficulty.


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