There is literally no use having a Singer sewing machine that is loaded with tons of creative features and guarantee maximum durability if you don’t know how to use singer sewing machine properly.
Therefore, considering you a noob the following write up presents you with a complete tutorial of using your singer machine like a pro. Stick to us till the end to know the unknown!
Proper use of Singer sewing machine
A proper or effective use of any Singer sewing machine requires you to have a sound knowledge of – its different parts, bobbin winding, needle threading and stitch selection. Let’s help you learn each step-by-step. Here we go!
Parts of singer sewing machine
- Power switch: You already know what the use of this button is. However, in a Singer machine it is normally found on the right side.
- Spool Pin: This is also known as the holder of thread spool. You will find it in the top of your machine.
- Bobbin binder spindle: Just like the spool pin, it is also a holder. Basically, it holds bobbin while winding is going on. This is normally found on the right edge above the machine.
- Bobbin winding stopper: An outstanding part that automatically halts the winding when thread fills the bobbin completely. It is mostly available between bobbin binder spindle and spool pin.
- Bobbin-winder thread guide: While bobbin winding is going on, the guide is used extensively. It is normally located on the left side above your machine.
- Stitch length and width dials: You can find the length dial on the fore part of the machine whereas the other dial is found available below the ‘bobbin-winding stopper’. However, these are the parts to increase/decrease stitch width or length as per the project requirement.
- Reverse stitch lever: A part that you can find on the fore part of your machine and use for reverse stitching
- Dial for pattern selection: It is also placed on the fore part of a Singer machine. With it, you can pick the relevant stitch.
- Hand wheel: Another vital right-side part of a Singer machine that allows you to lower and lift the needle.
- Thread tension dial: You can use the dial to have control over the tension of the upper thread. Search it along and below the ‘bobbin-winding thread guide’.
- Presser foot: It is always available under the needle area or simply needle and used to keep holding any material firmly.
For winding the bobbin perfectly, follow the steps consecutively:
- In the first instance, make sure that the needle is in a still position. To ensure it further, push the indent that is available on the disc of hand wheel.
- Place a spool of thread onto the spool pin.
- Be aware so that the thread cannot tangle by slipping the cap of spool pin.
- Insert the thread at first by the bottom slot and then the upper slot of thread guide.
- Now, wind the thread all over the fore part of the tension disc of bobbin winder.
- Insert the thread’s end by the bobbin rim’s small dent. Always be aware of the fact that the end must be passed from inside.
- While holding the thread’s end, step on the speed controller and run the machine.
- Keep the machine running until you find the bobbin filled with thread. In case, your machine features an automated winding controller, keep the machine running until it stops by itself.
- Once the bobbin is completely threaded, cut off the thread and have the bobbin out from the winding pin.
- It’s time to trim the end of thread from the upper part of the bobbin.
Threading the needle
For successful threading, follow the steps serially and carefully:
- At first, switch off the machine.
- Turnover the hand-wheel opposite to the clock to confirm that the needle is at the uppermost position.
- Elevate the presser foot by simply lifting the presser foot’s lever.
- This is time for threading. This requires you to complete to complete both horizontal and vertical threading respectively. For an effective horizontal threading mission, firstly, set the spool of thread on spool pin. Then, slide the spool pin’s cover firmly over the rim of spool.
- Now, it’s time for vertical threading. To accomplish it, at first, elevate the spool pin and set the thread onto it.
- Insert the thread at first into the lower and then upper slot. Now, drag the thread by the first thread guide.
- Keep passing the thread by the second thread-guide. Inset thread from the ‘quadrant’ over the rooftop cautiously.
- Attach the thread to the top thread guide and keep its end holding with both the hands.
- Take the thread at first down and then all over the ‘tension system’.
- With your right hand hold the thread spool lightly while left hand must be used to lift up the thread.
- Insert the thread into threading channel.
- Thread the hole of take-up lever. Here, don’t forget dragging down minimum 6”-8” thread.
- This is high time you dragged the thread by thread’s guide/s.
- In the end, thread the needle. Remember to accomplish threading from fore part to back.
For your easy stitch selection experience, most of the Singer sewing machines feature LCD monitor and push buttons. If you are lucky enough to have such a machine, you can pick your stitch by simply pushing the buttons and keeping an eye on the monitor. For better understanding, you can go through the manual.
In case, you own a machine with typical turn dial for stitch selection, just turn the dial left or right according to the number of your preferred stitch.
In the end, we believe that you have now a far better idea about how to use Singer sewing machine accurately. We humbly request you to go through our writing repeatedly and maintain sequence carefully. Otherwise, the attempts of both of us will go in vain that none of us expects at all.