Are you new to the world of sewing? If so, you might not know how to put a bobbin in your sewing machine. You don’t need to worry! This article is here to help guide you through the process and answer any questions that come up. bobbin in Janome sewing machine
To create a beautiful garment, many people turn to sew. For those who are new to this art form, there are some basic steps that should be followed for the best results. One of these is filling the bobbin with thread before using it in your sewing machine. It can seem tricky at first but once you know how it’s easy.
Follow these steps and soon you’ll be on your way to creating something beautiful.
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Steps on How to Put Bobbin in Janome Sewing Machine
- Turn the machine on to the highest speed, set the needle down in its holder, and thread it.
- Insert the bobbin into the left side opening.
- Grip the cotton end of the thread and gently push it into the right side opening.
- Holding on to the excess thread, wind it around your fingers three times before pulling it through.
- Close off the bottom of the bobbin with your thumb, making sure you use enough pressure so that it can’t slip out.
- Wind the thread around three times, keeping it under tension until the bobbin is near to full.
- Stop when there is about 5mm of free space left. Then release your thumb and tighten the cotton.
- Make sure you line up the notches on both bobbin cases with each other before tightening them together.
- Cut the thread and knot it.
- Make sure there is no loose thread hanging around.
- Insert a new needle for sewing with. [ARTICLE END]
Full on How to Put Bobbin in Janome Sewing Machine
Take the bobbin and insert it into the bobbin case. The case has a slit around its circumference; threads will usually come out of this slit as the fabric is woven through the machine.
Make sure that you slide the thread through the hole in the needle plate, pull it up, and make sure that it loops around the hook of the threader (to avoid having to untangle later). Place it on top of the thread spool.
Thread ends should be placed inside and not outside of the hole in the needle plate. If you place them outside, the thread will slide off and cause problems!
You can also pull it through your machine manually. Simply turn the handwheel to bring the bobbin’s thread up onto the surface of your material until there is no slack left in it. It should look just like the loose end of the newly-threaded needle.
When you have successfully threaded your needle and bobbin, begin threading the machine itself.
There are typically four parts to a sewing machine: the upper thread, lower thread, presser foot, and bobbin case.
The upper thread is put through a hole in the presser foot and allowed to travel all of the way around a large eyebolt on the back of your machine.
It is then fed through a small metal or plastic guide attached to the underside of your presser foot and brought up through a series of holes around the perimeter of the hole in the presser foot.
This thread goes all around an eyebolt on top of your machine before coming out at another set of small holes in the front of your machine. This is where you begin sewing – just push your presser foot down and start sewing!
The lower thread will come out of a hole in the bottom side of the machine and travel up toward the needle by following a metal or plastic wire that runs along your bobbin case’s surface. There should be a small, metal bobbin carrier attached to your machine’s needle plate – this is where the lower thread comes up and attaches itself to the needle so that it can control tension.
Your sewing machine should have come with a small spool of thread for its bobbin case, but you might want to buy some extra bobbins just in case you run out of thread mid-sew. You can also buy bobbins pre-wound with your chosen colored thread.
When the bobbin Runs Out
When your bobbin runs out, simply use your hand to move the presser foot and lower needle to the center position and remove the used bobbin and replace it with a new one.
Be sure not to remove your hand from the presser foot or you will lose all of the tension and your seam may look wonky.
Changing Color of the Thread
When you want to change the colors of the thread, you can either cut one end and pull it out or use a bobbin extractor tool (recommended).
Place new spool onto the spindle. Thread into bobbin case and top thread through a needle – keep an eye out to ensure the thread unplugs at your machine, not your fabric!
Now you can begin sewing
Sew slowly over curved seams so that the bobbin doesn’t tangle under pressure. Your bobbin might feel like it’s getting tighter than usual as you sew around corners – this is totally normal.
As you begin, stretch and pull on your bobbin thread and it should slide out of your machine as the lower thread pulls through the guide and needle plate hole.
Pulling on both strings gently will ensure that there is extra thread to work with. This helps when you’re sewing complicated pieces like sleeve caps together as well as when you need to start and end your thread.
When you’re finished sewing
Pull both sets of threads until you reach the edge of the fabric. Put one set of threads into your needle’s down position and use a seam ripper to take out that stitch.
Pull-on lower thread and it should come through the guide and needle plate hole. Pull it out, on top of the upper thread.
Cut the top set of threads and pull them away from the fabric. Then proceed to cut your lower threads close to the fabric surface so that there’s no excess thread left.
If you have an automatic needle threader, simply line up your eye with the properly sized slot and push the button. Be sure to pinch the needle threader’s handles together after pushing the button to ensure that your needle hole is threaded properly.
If you don’t have an automatic needle threader, simply pull out a small piece of paper or string and guide it through the slot in your presser foot.
Once it comes out the other side, curve it so that it creates the shape of a fish hook. Put this piece of thread through your needle’s eye, behind the needle, and down toward the bobbin case.
Guide it up through an upper small hole in the machine where you’ll attach it to your bobbin thread.
Pull-on both pieces of thread until they are taut and the fish hook shape goes straight into the needle’s eye.
Pull gently on both pieces of thread until they both come up through your presser foot and out through its upper slot.
Then cut each set of threads so that they are even with the fabric surface. Repeat this process every time you change your spool or color of thread.
You should only have one set of threads coming out of your presser foot slot at any given time.
When you sew deep or thick seams, the top thread might get caught under the needle plate hole and pull on itself.
The bobbin case does not have a pressure foot to keep it steady and in place – this means that whenever you’re