How to Easily use the Needle Threader on your Sewing Machine
Just wanted to post a quick tutorial on how to use an attached needle threader.
Let’s do it!
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Thread your machine
Refer to your machine’s manual for specific instructions on how to guide the thread through your specific machine. If your unsure, this post may help guide you in threading the machine itself.
Once your machine is threaded, lower your presser foot. This simply gets the foot out of the way so that it’s both easier to see what you’re doing and easier to get to the needle you are trying to thread.
About the needle threader
It’s hard to see, but there is a tiny micro-needle on the threader that comes through the eye of the sewing machine needle.
Gently, guide your threader into place, but do not force it. The most common issue I see when people use the attached needle threader is that they try to force it into place. Doing this will likely bend the micro-needle which will cause it to not function properly.
Guiding your threader into place may be awkward at first. For most machines, you simply guide the threader down and then twist it so that the micro-needle goes through the eye of the needle.
Now, you see how I’m lifting the thread higher on the right?
I’m lifting the thread to ensure that the micro-needle catches and pulls the thread through the eye of the machine needle.
Gently twist on the threader and quickly use your index finger to grab the thread that pulled through.
Let go of the threader and grab the loop with your left hand to finish the job.
For demonstration purposes, I used a red wooly nylon thread which is thick and spongy. I would not usually use this type of thread for standard sewing.
Check out the full video tutorial to see it all together!
I certainly hope this post is helpful! Please let me know if there any other posts you would like to see regarding sewing basics!