How to thread the top of a machine varies from machine model to machine model.  It’s best to check your machine instruction manual for specific details for your specific machine.  However, there are some general tips to keep in mind when threading the top of your machine.  For more tips on successful sewing, check out our blog on top troubleshooting tips.

  1. Always, always raise the presser foot lifter before you start threading the machine.

  2. Make sure the thread is properly placed in the take-up lever of the machine.  

  3. Use a spool cap to help prevent the thread from getting caught on any irregularities that might be on the thread spool itself.  If your machine model comes with multiple sizes of spool caps, use the spool cap that most closely fits the size of the thread spool being used.

  4. Make sure that you are using the correct size and style of the needle for the fabric you are sewing.  The wrong size or style of needle can cause your thread to shred or break.

 

Here are some examples:

Threading my Machine

Threading your Singer Sewing Machine

Threading your Singer Sewing Machine

Threading your Singer Sewing Machine

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