What direction do you turn the hand wheel on a sewing machine?

Always turn the handwheel TOWARDS you (counter clockwise) as turning it in the opposite direction (away from you, clockwise) may knock the timing out requiring repair from a service center. Always be sure your presser foot is in the DOWN position before sewing.

How do you engage a hand wheel clutch?

This is the safety clutch pin. You will need to press it down completely and hold it while turning the hand wheel towards you. Like other industrial sewing machines, you will probably have to press down slightly on the machine foot in order to turn the wheel.

Does the bobbin go clockwise or counterclockwise?

The bobbin should be turning clockwise when thread is pulled. If the thread unrolls in the wrong direction, it may cause the thread tension to be incorrect or break the needle.

What is the order of threading the upper part of the sewing machine?

To set up the upper thread for your machine, first place a spool of thread on your machine’s thread pin (also called a spool pin or spool holder). Thread through the thread guide. Pull the thread to the left of your machine and thread it through the thread guide. Pull the thread through the U-shaped guide.

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Why is the hand wheel of my sewing machine won’t turn?

Remove the bobbin case and clean any lint or thread that may be stuck or have built up in the machine using either a small brush or vacuum. … If the handwheel moves freely with the bobbin case removed please re-insert the bobbin case and try using the machine again.

Does bobbin direction matter?

Make sure the bobbin thread unrolls in the correct direction when installing the bobbin into the bobbin case. … If the thread unrolls in the wrong direction, the needle may break or the thread tension will be incorrect. Use a bobbin that has been correctly wound with thread.

What direction should the thread turn in the bobbin case?

Place the bobbin case in the palm of your hand with the front facing down and the open end facing up. The thread direction of the new bobbin should be winding clockwise as you drop the bobbin into the case. Insert the bobbin into the case. Route the thread through the thin slot opening and under the tension spring.

Which should be the first step in threading the lower part of the sewing machine?


  1. Put the spool of thread on the spool pin.
  2. Bring the thread to the thread guide .
  3. Pull the thread between the metal disc of the tension.
  4. Bring the thread up to the thread take up lever and raise it as it goes.
  5. Pull the thread down to the thread guide.
  6. Pull it through the lower thread guide.
  7. Thread the needle.
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How do you do upper threading?


  1. Raise the presser foot lever. …
  2. Press the “NEEDLE POSITION” button to raise the needle.
  3. Place the spool of thread on the spool pin so that the thread comes from the front of the spool.

What is a thread guide?

noun In a sewing-machine, a device, as a loop or an eye, for guiding the thread when it is necessary to change the direction at any point between the spool and the eye of the needle.