Do you thread a sewing machine with the foot up or down?
If the presser foot is up when you thread, your thread will slide right between the discs and then, as you sew, it will be properly regulated by your machine. If you thread your machine with your foot down, the thread will most likely not slide between the tension discs.
Does it matter which way the bobbin thread go?
The bobbin should be turning clockwise when thread is pulled. If the thread unrolls in the wrong direction, it may cause the thread tension to be incorrect or break the needle.
Which way does the top thread go?
Place your spool of thread on the top of the sewing machine, on the spool pin. The spool should be turned so that the thread will be released counter-clockwise.
Why is my thread bunching underneath?
A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.
Why is my bobbin thread not catching?
Check the upper thread. – Check to see if your upper tension is too tight. … – Your thread could be caught on something between the needle and your spool of thread if so, your thread will be too tight for the needle to pick up the bobbin thread. – Make sure that the upper thread is threaded properly.
Can I use regular thread for bobbin thread?
As with any sewing thread, quality does make a difference. A quality bobbin thread can be almost as strong as normal sewing thread. Regular weight sewing thread would be used in almost all sewing, but bobbin thread is a welcome addition to your sewing basket when the need arises.
Are all sewing machine bobbins the same?
Types of Bobbins
Bobbins not only come in different sizes, but also in metal as well as plastic, and empty as well as pre-wound. While machines can only use one bobbin size, whether it is plastic or metal does not typically matter, however consult your machine manual to be sure.
Does thread have a direction?
The thread’s twist runs in the direction from the loose end towards the spool. If you’re unsure of the twist’s direction, have a look at a cut length of thread under a magnifying glass, and you’ll see that one end is pointed and the other end flares open slightly.
Why do we need to thread the machine correctly?
THREADING THE MACHINE
Each part of the threading mechanism on the head of a sewing machine has a definite purpose in guiding the thread from the spool to the needle. The thread must pass through the various guides in a given order so that the machine will sew properly the formed stitches.