Part 4 – Winding The Bobbin
This video shows how to thread and wind the bobbin.
Before we can start sewing, we must thread the machine. This involves threading the upper thread and the lower thread. The upper spool of thread, when threaded through the needle, is what creates the stitches on the top side of the fabric. The bobbin thread, when picked up and pulled through the hole to join the upper thread, is what creates stitches underneath the fabric.
The first step is to wind the bobbin. This is done by placing the bobbin on the top bobbin pin, then taking the thread from the thread spool pin and winding it around the bobbin. When the bobbin is pressed against the bobbin winder, you can now wind the bobbin with thread. Refer to the operator’s manual to see if you need to release the knob inside the wheel in order to stop the needle from going up and down. Some machines automatically stop the needle when winding the bobbin, others have to be manually adjusted.
Then, press the pedal and the bobbin will start turning. The harder you press the pedal, the faster the bobbin will spin. When the bobbin is completely full, it will stop automatically. You will then remove the bobbin and cut the bobbin thread from the spool thread. You will need to lock the wheel knob again, if that’s how your machine works.
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