Threading the Top Thread

A. 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.)

Raise the presser foot lifter.

B. Turn the hand wheel counterclockwise until the needle is in its highest position.

Turn the hand wheel counterclockwise until the needle is in its highest position.

C. 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. (See the following page for instructions on the operation of the Automatic Needle Threader.)

Threading my Singer Curvy™, Thread Diagram

 

Important:

To verify that the machine is threaded properly in the tension discs, do this simple check:

1. With the presser foot raised, pull the thread towards the back of the machine. You should detect only a slight resistance and little or no deflection of the needle.

2.) 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 mis-threaded the machine and need to re-thread it.