How to Thread a Sewing Machine

If you’re lucky, your sewing machine will come out of the box threaded, but eventually you’re going to need a different color thread.

Turn your machine off.

Step 1

Step 2

Remove the plastic cover in your needle plate.

Drop your bobbin into the case. Be sure your thread is unwinding in a clockwise direction.

Step 3

Step 4

Hold your top/upper thread taut and turn the hand wheel toward you.

As you lower and raise it, the top/upper thread will pass over the bobbin case and pick up the end of the bobbin thread.

Step 5

Step 6

Use a small object to pull the bobbin thread all the way up by passing the object underneath the presser foot.

Pull your needle thread and your bobbin thread toward the back of the machine.

Step 7

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Danielle Pientka

Danielle is a DIY/craft/sewing blogger on  She loves to write about projects that she makes for her small farm, her children, and her home.