Note: When threading the machine, first fill the bobbin before threading the top thread.
Winding the Bobbin
Place a spool of thread on the spool pin, and secure it with the spool pin cap. Pull the thread out from the spool and place it through thread guides as shown in the illustration.
Put the end of the thread through the hole in the bobbin as shown. Place the bobbin onto the bobbin winder spindle as far as it can go.
Holding onto the end of the thread, push the bobbin winder latch against the bobbin until it clicks and the bobbin starts to rotate.
The bobbin will disengage automatically and the winding mechanism will stop when the bobbin is full. Remove the wound bobbin and cut the thread tail.
Threading the Bobbin Thread
Raise the needle to its highest position by rotating the handwheel counterclockwise (toward you).
Remove the bobbin cover plate by pushing the release button to the right. Bobbin cover will pop up sufficiently to allow you to remove the cover.
Insert the bobbin making sure the bobbin rotates counter-clockwise when you pull the thread.
Note: This is a very important step. The bobbin must rotate counterclockwise when the thread is pulled.
Pull thread through the slot (A) and then to the left.
With a finger held gently on top of the bobbin, pull the thread until it stops in the slot (B). Then pull the thread along the groove on the needle plate until it is snipped with cutter on the top left.
Note: Sewing can be started without having to pull up the bobbin thread.
Replace the clear bobbin cover plate onto the needle plate.
Threading the Top Thread
Raise the presser foot lifter. Always be sure to raise the presser foot lifter before threading the top thread. (If the presser foot lifter is not raised, correct thread tension cannot be obtained.)
Turn the hand wheel counterclockwise (toward you) until the needle is in its highest position.
Thread the machine with your left hand while firmly gripping the thread with your right hand in the following order as illustrated.
- Guide the thread through thread guides (1 & 2), and then pull it down along the groove (3).
- Guide the thread into the thread guide (4).
- Pass the thread through the eye of the needle (5) from front to back.
To verify that the machine is threaded properly in the tension discs, do this simple check:
- With the presser foot raised, pull the thread towards the back of the machine. You should detect only slight resistance and little or no deflection of the needle.
- Now lower the presser foot and again pull the thread towards the back of the machine. This time you should detect a considerable amount of resistance and much more deflection of the needle. If you do not detect the resistance you have miss-threaded the machine and need to re-thread it.