how to put a needle in a sewing machine

how to put a needle in a sewing machine

sewing machine types

sewing machines are not all the same. each type of sewing machine is designed for a specific type of sewing. for example, a zigzag sewing machine is best suited for sewing curves and zigzag stitches, while a straight stitch sewing machine is best suited for straight stitches.

straight stitch

The straight stitch is the most basic stitch on a sewing machine. It is a simple, linear stitch that is used for most basic sewing projects. The straight stitch can be sewn with or without a needle threader, and it can be sewn with different needle sizes and presser foot pressure.


There are two types of zigzag sewing machines: domestic and industrial. Domestic machines are usually lighter and less expensive. They come with a range of standard features, including various stitch widths, variable needle positions, a reverse lever, and a built-in bobbin winder.

Industrial machines are heavier-duty and can handle thicker fabrics. They usually have more robust features, including adjustable presser foot pressure, stitch formation controls, and a motor brake. These machines also often come with an extended bed, which is helpful when working with long pieces of fabric.


A stitch used for edging, hemming, or seaming several pieces of cloth is called an overlock stitch. Usually, an overlock sewing machine will have three or four threads and uses differential feed. This type of machine is also known as a serger.

how to set up your sewing machine

In this post, we will go over how to set up your sewing machine. This process is relatively simple and does not require a lot of time. The first thing you need to do is find a flat surface to place your machine on. Once you have found a flat surface, you will need to plug in your machine. After your machine is plugged in, you will need to thread your needle. To do this, you will need to raise your needle and thread it from the front to the back.

threading the needle

Most sewing machines have a diagram on the top of the needle-threading shaft that looks something like this:

1. Turn the handwheel toward yourself to raise the needle to its highest position.

2. Slide the thread-guide cover to the left, away from the needle.

3. Thread the machine by holding the end of the thread and passing it through each of the following:
-From front to back, the needle’s eye
-the thread guide (or take-up lever)
-the tension discs
-the thread-tension spring
-the thread take-up lever (or guide)

4. Pull the thread down and to the back of the machine, making sure it’s lying flat in all the tension discs. If your machine has a tension-release lever, engage it now. This will help prevent knots and tangles in your final stitching.

winding the bobbin

Before you can thread most sewing machines, you must first wind some thread around a small cylindrical object called a bobbin. The bobbin contains a small amount of thread that is used underneath the fabric as the needle sews. Each type of sewing machine has a slightly different method for winding the bobbin, so consult your machine’s manual for specific instructions.

To wind the bobbin, first insert the end of the thread through the tension disk (this is usually a small, circular metal piece near the top of the sewing machine). Then, hold onto the tail of the thread and press your foot down on the pedal to start the machine. The needle should start moving up and down and the empty bobbin should begin to spin. Gently guide the thread around the edge of the bobbin as it spins, making sure that it stays tight against the bobbin case. When you reach the end of the thread, cut it and leave a tail that is about 6 inches long. Finally, press the pedal again to stop spinning the bobbin and trim any excess thread.

choosing the right needle

Sewing machine needles come in different sizes, strengths and lengths. You need to choose the right type of needle for the fabric you are sewing and for the type of stitch you want to use.

The two main types of needles are:

-Universal needles: these are suitable for sewing most types of fabric.
-Ball point needles: these are designed for sewing knit fabrics, as they slide between the fabric threads rather than piercing them.

Needles also come in different strengths, which is indicated by a letter on the packaging. The stronger the needle, the less likely it is to break when sewing through thick fabrics. For example, an “F” (or “HF”) needle is stronger than a “D” needle.

Finally, needles come in different lengths. The length of the needle is measured from the point to the shaft (the part that goes into the sewing machine). The most common lengths are 50mm (2 inches) and 60mm (2-3/8 inches).

how to sew

Sewing is a great way to make your own clothes, curtains, or quilts. Clothing can also be repaired with it. It is a relatively simple process that anyone can learn with a little practice. In this article, we will show you how to put a needle in a sewing machine.

straight stitch

The straight stitch is the most basic of all stitches and is used for most general sewing. It is a strong stitch that can be used on both light and heavy fabrics. To sew a straight stitch, simply hold the thread in your left hand and guide the fabric with your right hand. Keep the fabric flat and taut as you sew.


To change the stitch on your sewing machine, start by selecting the zigzag stitch. Then, lower the presser foot lever and slide the width adjustment knob to the left to decrease the width of the stitch. For a narrower zigzag stitch, continue to move the knob to the left. For a wider zigzag stitch, slide the knob to the right. You can also adjust the length of the stitch by turning the dial on the front of the machine. A longer stitch will have more space between each zigzag, while a shorter stitch will have less space.


An overlock is a kind of stitching that sews over the edge of two or more pieces of fabric to finish the raw edge and prevent it from fraying. It is also called serging. An overlock sewing machine will have 3-4 threads and can sew a variety of stitch types.

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