Are you a mere learner of sewing who doesn’t have any idea about how to prepare a sewing machine before using it? For a noob like you, we have this following write up narrating vividly how to accomplish this important task without sweating the brow.
How to prepare a sewing machine: Learn step-by-step
Not all machines have the same preparation process; it may vary slightly from one to another. Therefore, before you start preparing your sewing machine following our guideline, you better go through the user manual. Here we go!
The first and foremost phase is the perfect placement of your machine. Make it sit on a smooth yet tough surface no matter what it is – a table or anything else. Make sure that you haven’t placed it too up or too down.
Place it in such a height that you can lay your hands on the surface horizontally without any major bending. In addition, try to place the machine in a space where there is enough natural light.
Install a needle
Choose the needle that suits your current project the best and insert its back into the needle post. Keep the needle help in between your fingers and use the finger of the other hand to tighten the needle clamp screw.
Once you feel like the screw is sufficiently tightened, leave the needle.
Wind the bobbin
First of all, secure your bobbin through the bobbin winder. Following the guides take the thread from the thread spool and then wrap around the bobbin. Power on the bobbin winder and keep sitting idly until the winding process doesn’t end automatically.
Place the bobbin
Remove the needle plate just in the way we have suggested above. Insert the winded bobbin just in the way your machine’s manual guide says.
Thread the needle
To thread machine manually, you better check the manual guide as the process differs from machine to machine.
The process generally requires you to take the thread end from the thread spool, pass it through a number of guides respectively and then pass through the needle’s eye.
If you are using a machine that features an automatic needle threader, you won’t have to pass the thread’s end through the eye manually that is harassing and time-taking.
Get the bobbin thread up
Follow the given process below to get the thread up and merge with that of the needle:
- Hold the needle thread with your left hand while the right hand should turn the hand wheel toward you.
- Pull up on the needle thread that you have been holding with your left hand.
- As the needle with its thread goes down and up, a loop is created between the needle thread and bobbin thread.
- Release the needle thread and pass a pair of scissors between the presser foot and plate to pull the looped bobbin thread out
Turn on the machine
The last phase of a sewing machine preparation is plugging the machine in. Turn on the electric switch and then the switch of your machine, if there is any.
To conclude, if you don’t have a good knowledge of how to prepare a sewing machine, you are far away from mastering over sewing. Therefore, have patience enough to go through our guideline repeatedly and eliminate your confusion.
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