Hey y’all, welcome to what I call my “starting to stitch” posts. In this starting to stitch post I’ll show you how to thread a sewing machine by threading my brother ST371HD sewing machine.
It’s really easy to thread a sewing machine because all you do is follow the numbered lines on the sewing machine. On my sewing machine I’ll follow the solid lines to thread the machine, the dotted lines are to show you the path for winding the bobbin. But, if your sewing machine doesn’t have numbered lines don’t worry, you can look in your sewing machine manual, or if you don’t have a manual you can usually find sewing machine manuals online. For example Here is a brother ST371HD downloadable manual.
But, first you need to wind your bobbin.
Here is my first starting to stitch post on how to wind your bobbin.
The first thing you need to do is place your spool of thread on the spool pin and put the spool cap on it (and make sure your sewing machine is turned off.)
Follow the first two thread guides.
Now you will bring your thread to the front of the sewing machine following the groove of the second thread guide and go down and around the third thread guide.
Next you’ll bring the thread up the groove to left of the one you just brought the thread down from.
Now you will pass the thread through the hook or take-up lever from right to left. If the hook is lowered just turn the side hand wheel toward you to raise the hook up.
Bring the thread back down to the front of the machine and pass the thread behind the needle bar hook just above the needle
You’ve almost threaded your machine all that’s left is to thread the needle. My sewing machine has a automatic needle threader. But, if you don’t have a one just wet the end of the thread and slid it through the needle’s eye, or you can use a needle threader. But if you do have a automatic needle threader here are instructions of how mine works.
Pull down the lever, hook the thread on the guide,
and push the lever back and a little hook will go through the eye of the needle. Then you take the thread to the front of the needle and hold it up against the little hook.
Pull the lever back towards you and the hook should bring the thread through the needle’s eye.
After you finished threading your sewing machine, then you can start sewing. You can sew all sorts of things like shirts, skirts, tote bags, scrunchies, headbands, curtains, all kinds of kitchen decor, purses, even wallets, pillows, dolls, doll clothing, and quilts. I did a post for how to piece a quilt to show how to start a quilt with quilting tips.
Also, here is my video on how to thread a sewing machine