Undoubtedly, Juki is one of the resourceful sewing machines that has almost all the features to take the quality of your sewing to a new height. Unfortunately, the machine will baffle you with its performance if you don’t know how to thread a Juki sewing machine properly.
Realizing the beggar descriptive tenor of a good threading, today we present you with an appropriate guideline of consummating it with a Juki sewing machine.
How to thread a Juki sewing machine
Below we present you not only with the threading of the needle but also of the bobbin as quality comes with the combination of the two. Here we go!
Threading the needle
Find out the presser foot
The first and the foremost step is to locate the presser foot that is responsible for keeping your fabric held steadily. Have you got it?
Well, in what position it is – upper or lower? If it is already in the upper position then let it be as it is.
But, if it is in the lower position, make sure that you take it up by using the presser foot lever that must be on the side of the needle.
Deal the thread spool
Take the thread spool that you find a perfect fit for your project and seat it on the spool holder. Remember that it is not mandatory that the spool holder is the vertical metal rod on the machine. It may be available in your machine horizontally, obviously on the top.
However, take an end of the thread in between your two fingers securely. Pass the thread end through the thread guides given on the fore part of your machine.
Can’t you understand what the thread guides are? In that case, you better consult the user manual. It depicts the guides with their exact use.
Locate the tension component
Try to specify the tension component amid the other additions. Again, go through your user manual to be exact in your sorting.
However, as soon as you identify the part, take the thread end near to it. Slide the thread end into the middle of the two tiny metal plates on the system.
Pass through a lever
Do you know where the needle area is? Can’t get us? Well, then turn the hand wheel mildly in any direction. A part of the machine is either lowered or raised, right? We have been talking about this zone. Once you locate this zone, it’s time to locate a lever there.
Juki sewing machines usually feature two types of levers. One requires you to pass the thread end through a tiny gap while the other design requires you to simply slide the end into it.
Thread the needle
So, we are at the end phase of our tutorial. Whatever, by this time, the thread must be on the left side of the lever and running down.
Take the thread end closer to the needle by holding it using the index and middle fingers of your left hand. Use the right hand to take the control of the hand wheel so that the needle remains raised.
Now, pass the thread end through the eye of the needle in the same way you pass it through the eye of a hand needle.
You are done!
- Before you jump to the threading of the needle, it is wise to get acquainted with the parts of the machine in detail.
- While turning the hand wheel, keep your other hand away from the needle area.
- Make sure that the needle is placed correctly and attached securely.
Threading the bobbin
Once the selection of the right color thread is made, seat the thread spool on the thread holder. Loop the thread through one of the metal hooks that is above it.
Pull down the thread to the bobbin winding zone. Pass the thread end through the tiny hole. Again, loop the thread all around the back of the wheel and subsequently to the front. Keep pulling the thread tightly to maintain deepness in the groove.
Deal the bobbin
Make the bobbin seat on the black knob and push it all the way on while pushing the black metal piece forward. This metal piece, you will get it connected to the knob. Doing so, you will help the machine switch to the bobbin winding mode.
Jump to the main part
Wrap the thread under the bobbin first and then all around it, obviously manually, for five to six times. Pass the thread end through one of the tiny holes that you will find in the bobbin and hold it taught off to the right.
Switch on the machine and press the foot pedal gently to start the winding. After a few seconds, the thread that had been in your right hand will break off while the bobbin will continue winding.
As soon as, the bobbin is fully loaded the metal piece that has been pushed forward a few minutes ago will take its usual position automatically. Snip the thread with scissors or a nipper to get the bobbin released.
- Remember that a wound bobbin should appear to be neat and tight. It’s the ultimate sign of a good bobbin threading.
In case, you find the thread to be flaccid it’s a sign that the threading is not successful and you must repeat the winding. You may avoid the repeated threading but that will make you suffer a lot while sewing and lower the quality of stitches.
- When you set the machine to the bobbin winding mode, the needle will keep going up and down by itself. Therefore, you must keep your hands far away from the needle area to avoid unexpected injuries.
In short, without learning how to thread a Juki sewing machine appropriately, you can never expect the best out of it. As the process varies from brand to brand, it won’t be wise following the method of any other machine.