If you don’t know how to read then having a great many good books in collection won’t make any sense. Similarly, if you don’t know how to thread a Janome sewing machine properly then simply having the machine won’t benefit you fully.
The better you thread the machine, the better stitch quality you get out of it. The better stitch quality your creations feature, the tougher and smarter they become.
This is why the importance of a good threading of your Janome sewing machine is beggar descriptive. Considering the immense importance of threading, we dedicate this article to you with the guideline of threading Janome sewing machine. To be a successful fashionista, it won’t be wise for you to ignore the write up even by an inch.
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How to thread a Janome sewing machine?
An effective threading of Janome sewing machine comprises three different parts and every part has several steps. Don’t worry! We have presented every single step in a way that you will end up getting it within seconds. Let’s begin!
Part 1: Wind the Bobbin
- First of all, set the thread onto the spool-pin and then secure it in place along with the disk of the spool.
- Set the thread just round the thread guide of the bobbin that you will find at the peak of the Janome machine. Cannot still identify it? Umm… wait! Can you please search for a printed diagram on the top of the machine? Yes, look for it and wherever you see it, look next to it. There should be the thread guide of the bobbin.
- Pass the thread by the any of the holes of your bobbin. Here, once crucial thing for you to keep in mind is that the thread must go from inside to outside. Never do the reverse, your threading will prove to be ineffective soon.
- Keep the thread end held with the tips of your fingers and set the bobbin onto the bobbin spindle. To set it, you must push it steadily. Don’t forget to hold the thread end before you start pushing to avoid unexpected afflictions.
- You may know that almost all modern Janome sewing machines feature an automatic declutch function to lock the needle. This doesn’t let the needle go up and down automatically. However, in this step, you are to push the bobbin spindle to the right direction for activating the declutch function.
- In case, you’re using an old model machine that doesn’t feature the function, then rotate the hand wheel anti-clockwise. This will let you have the same benefit of the declutch function.
- Now, press the foot pedal to start the bobbin winding. Don’t release the pedal until your bobbin secures required amount of thread.
- Most interestingly, at present, there are some machines, which stop the winding automatically when it’s done.
- Take the bobbin out from the spindle. Snip the tiny thread end from the commencement of the bobbin winding process. Finally, snip the thread for detaching the bobbin from all of the threads of the machine.
Part 2: Thread the machine
- Take out the thread from the bobbin thread guide. Then set it around the other thread guide that you will find at the peak of the machine. Don’t confuse the normal and bobbin thread guide, both differ from each other.
- Drag the thread down along the thread guide’s path. After reaching at the bottom, turn the thread head to your left. Drag the thread up to the take-up lever.
- Pass the thread by the front hole of the take-up lever. At the back of the lever, you will have a tiny gap so that you can slide the thread effortlessly.
- Drag the thread down through the guide by which you have come up a bit ago. Keep dragging the thread until you reach the plastic casing’s bottom. Reaching there, you must find another another thread guide. Slide your thread just behind it.
- Now, look at the peak of the needle bar. Is there a hook? Got it? Well, then slide the thread behind it as well.
- In the end, insert the thread end into the needle hole either by hand or by using the automatic needle threader.
Part 3: Load the bobbin
- Take out the hook cover, also known as bobbin cover plate from the top-loading bobbin case.
- Hold the bobbin in such a way that the thread goes anti-clock direction. Then, insert the bobbin into the casing of bobbin.
- Pass the thread, at first, by the thread guide’s groove and then between the blades of the tension spring.
- Turn the hand-wheel to anti-clock direction or more simply towards you keeping the top thread held securely. You will see that the top thread is going over the bobbin.
- As soon as the top thread goes all over the way of the bobbin, you must pull this thread up very softly. The thread will definitely associate the bobbin thread with it.
- Make sure that both the threads are under the foot. Place them to the rear of your machine.
- Before you start dealing with the machine, be sure that the power is off.
- Avoid making confusion among the thread guides. This is why you must go through the manual very well.
- Almost all the tasks are done adopting the anti-clock direction
- You may not be able to thread any other machine brand following this guideline. Similarly, the threading guideline of any other machine brand may not be applicable to Janome sewing machine.
To sum up, you can never get the expected outcome from a Janome sewing machine without quality stitches. And production of quality stitches require you to learn how to thread a janome sewing machine. Before you jump to the threading process, be sure that you have a sound knowledge of every part of a janome machine. Otherwise, you will have to face lots of afflictions on the way of threading.