Threading a sewing machine is one of the first things you have to learn as a seamstress. If you’ve never used a sewing machine before, this can seem daunting, and even put you off for good.

As a matter of fact, all you need to do is learn and follow the right steps. On older machines, the first thing to do is to disengage the needle. This would allow you to wind the bobbin without the needle flailing like crazy during this operation. Newer machines have a special wheel that disengages the needle automatically. Next, you have to get the bobbin out of its special compartment under the sewing needle. The bobbin is a small spool that needs to be prepared with a thread before you can sew anything.

Sewing Machine Close UpOnce you’ve got the spool out, place it on the top of the sewing machine, on its special pin. Wind the thread around the bobbin a little, and then set everything in place for the automatic threading. If you don’t know how to do it, you can either check out the diagram that came with your machine or search for help online. Anyway, the winding tension disc on the top of the sewing machine is easy to see, so all you need to do is make sure you position the spool in such a way that the thread goes counter-clockwise.

Before pushing the pedal to start the automatic threading, you should slide the bobbin pin over to lock the spool in place. Try to apply an even pressure on the pedal, and keep it constant until the bobbin is full. By this moment, the winder should automatically stop.

Now it’s time to reengage the needle and to place the bobbin back into its special chamber. Before inserting the spool, you have to unwind a few inches of thread, as it’s going to help you later on, in the process. Dropping the bobbin into place is easy, as it can only go the right way, thanks to a special cutout that prevents insertion errors. Close the cover when you are done.

Next, you need to pull the upper thread though the machine, closely following the diagram printed somewhere on its body. You’ll have to pay attention to all tension discs, as you shouldn’t miss any of them. They have the role of regulating the tension in the thread during the sewing process.

Once you are finished, you have to thread the needle through its eye. The last thing to do is to expose the bobbin thread. For this, you have to spin the big wheel on the right side of the machine. A few spins should be enough to make the needle advance into the bottom compartment to grab the end of the bobbin thread and bring it on the plate.

This is the easy way of threading a sewing machine. You may find it a bit tricky in the beginning, but you are surely going to become familiar with all the steps after a few trials.

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Many beginners in sewing often argue that they do not have any need for special sewing furniture. However, they soon realize the importance of having specialized furniture when they start sewing regularly. Specialized furniture not only makes sewing comfortable but also allows individuals to keep things organized.

While you can use your kitchen table or your couch for sewing, there is no denying that the experience of sewing on furniture specially designed for sewing can’t be matched by sewing elsewhere. If you are currently in the hunt for furniture for sewing, here is a list of some of the important features you need to consider to make sure that the furniture meets all your functional and creative needs.

Workplace seamstress. Table and sewing machine. Vector illustratComfortable

Needless to say, the furniture should make you comfortable while sewing. Everyone is different and has different needs. For instance, people who are short need a sewing table that allows them to reach everything on the table comfortably but taller people may require a different height for their table. Therefore, height adjustable tables are perfect for everyone as these can be easily adjusted to an optimal position. With adjustable tables, you do not need to worry about reaching across the table as you can easily adjust the height of the table to suit your needs.

Functionality

The furniture not only needs to look good but should also be functional. After all, what’s the point in buying a sewing table that does not properly holds the sewing machine. Some others functional aspects that you need to consider include storage capacity and dimensions of the table. The table should be capable of holding all the patterns and tools and should also fit in your room.

Needless to say, it should be stable and the surface should be comfortable. Therefore, you need to take a close look at the functionality of the furniture item that you’re going to buy to make sure that it serves your needs. You shouldn’t buy an item just because it’s labeled as furniture for sewing.

Storage Space

Most people don’t have enough space in their home to have a room dedicated to sewing. Therefore, the furniture you buy should have enough storage space to make sure that it does not become an eyesore. It should allow you to keep all the sewing equipment in an organized manner. For instance, there are sewing cabinets that cleanly fold behind the cabinets and allow you to store your things in an organized manner.

Style

While functionality and comfort is important, it also needs to look good. Good looking work space not only makes you feel great but also enhances your productivity. It also gets those creative juices flowing. In simple terms, the workspace should reflect your personality and you should enjoy working there.

Overall, these are some of the features that you need to consider while buying furniture for your sewing needs. There are a number of well designed cabinets, machine tables, cutting tables, combination units, chairs as well as storage available in the market in a variety of colors, designs and styles. While price is an important factor, you should also take into account the above-mentioned factors while buying sewing furniture.