The thread needs to be removed completely from the machine. You should use the correct size cap for the thread you are using.
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Where do you place the spool in thread?
You can either place it on the right side or the left side. If you want to make your own spools, you will need to cut a piece of 1/4″ plywood to fit your stand. This will allow you to adjust the height and the width to your liking.
If you don’t have the time or the patience to do this yourself, I highly recommend that you get a local machine shop to help you out. They will be able to provide you with all the tools and supplies you need.
Which way does the spool go on a sewing machine?
The thread should be coming out from behind towards the left if the spool pin is sticking up, or over the top towards the back if the spool pin is on its side. Wrap it around the front of the little nubbin with a few inches of thread and pull it to the left.
If the thread is too tight, you may need to use a needle and thread to loosen it up a bit. If it’s too loose, it may be a good idea to cut off the excess thread and re-thread it.
Why can’t I get my bobbin to thread?
Make sure the bobbin-winding spindle is pushed back to the left for sewing first. The needle will not pick up the thread if it is not in the correct position. Next, take your needle and thread and place it on the right side of the machine. This is the side that is going to be used to sew the fabric together. The needle should be placed so that the threads are parallel to each other.
You can also use a ruler to measure the distance between the two threads. For example, if you are sewing a skirt with a 1/2-inch seam allowance, then you would want your threads to go from right to left, and then from left to right. Together the first time you sew a garment together, it will take a little bit of trial and error to figure out how to do it correctly.
Why is my thread catching underneath?
Your thread tension is too tight. Make sure that you use the same weight thread for both bobbin and upper thread. When you’re sewing, you can get bunched-up thread if you don’t have good tension.
If your thread is too tight, you’ll end up with a bunch of threads that are too long and won’t be able to thread through the holes in your fabric. You’ll also have to use a lot of thread, which will slow down your sewing and make it more difficult to sew.
Do you thread with presser foot up or down?
If the presser foot is up when you thread, your thread will slide between the discs and then, as you sew, it will be regulated by your machine. If you thread your machine with your foot down, the thread will most likely not slide between your disc and the machine, and you will end up with a loose thread.
If you are using a machine that does not have a foot-up feature, you can still use the foot to thread the needle, but you must be careful not to over-thread your needle. This is especially true if you use a needle that is too small to fit through the hole in the back of your sewing machine’s foot.
Does the top thread go under the foot?
Once you’ve threaded the needle, put the thread straight back (but not under the presser foot). The thread should be fairly easy to thread if you keep the presser foot up. If it’s not, you’ll have to re-thread it.
How do you attach a thread?
Pull the thread through the eye of the needle and you’ll get a generous tail. Roll the loop between your fingers 2 to 3 times if you want to tie a knot. Pull the thread tightly after pinching the rolled thread between your fingers.