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How to Re-Thread Your Sewing Machine

2017 January 13

Ooof! When I began sewing, I HATED re-threading my machine. Even though it was quick, it was just so annoying to do! Now that I’ve sewn a bit longer I don’t hesitate to change thread colours to match what I’m making. I promise it does get easier!

Unfortunately, I have a stack of old projects with crazy coloured thread that I wish I had taken the time to change. Taking a few extra minutes really does create a better, more professional result! (Next maybe I should tackle a post about re-threading the serger. But I think you’ll have to give me a few years to master it first!)

4 Steps to Re-thread Your Sewing Machine (and fill the bobbin!)

P.S. Quick Tips: It does matters which way the bobbin turns when you insert it. And don’t forget to use the thread guides near the needle – they make a big difference!

Let me know how it goes – and more importantly – what project you’re working on! I’d love to see it!

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  1. Ann permalink
    January 14, 2017

    Most life changing thing regarding machine threading for me? The scarf on the needle. The groove that guides the thread into the eye of the needle. Say whaaaat? Never having to guide my thread wetted or dry through that teensy eye …well I’ll be hornswoggled. Of course my new machine now has a needle threader, but that’s a whole other story.

    • January 16, 2017

      Oooh Ann! Didn’t think of the scarf on the needle. I’m going to look that one up! Thank you! Ahhh.. wonderful for new machines with needle threaders! :)

  2. January 17, 2017

    I still hate to thread my sewing machine… When I bought my sewing machine I had two requirements in mind the machine should meet: 1) automatic buttonhole function 2) a hook which pulls the thread trough the needle. So my machine has this little hook… Only when sewing with a twin needle, this hook is useless :) :) Then I have to thread two needles! Oh my…. ;)

    • January 20, 2017

      Hahaha! Totally get the twin needle bit. So “funny” Mirjam! I found that too… I was so excited for the needle threader and then remembered it wouldn’t work in all cases. Argh. Nice for one needle though, right! ;)

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