How to thread an older Singer sewing machine

Do you have an old Singer sewing machine that needs to be fixed?

We’ve got a step-by-step guide for how to thread your old Singer sewing machine. You can even watch a video of the process if you prefer. Plus, we’ll tell you what tools and supplies are needed so it’s easy for you to get started.

Once you learn how to thread your old Singer sewing machine, it will be easier than ever before. You won’t have any more problems with skipped stitches or tangled threads.

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A Step by Step Guide on How to thread an old Singer sewing machine

  1. On to the spool pin, place the spool.
  2. Turn the balance wheel until the needle assembly reaches the center or near to it. This will make threading the needle easier at a later date.
  3. Run the thread from the spool through the hole/hook in the thread guide that is on top of the machine, on the side closer to the wheel.
  4. Apply the thread to the tensioner and pull it down from the thread guide, then wrap it once around the tensioner and twice around the tensioner spring.
  5. Run it beneath the thread take-up lever only until you reach the second thread guide in the spring. Pull down on it and run it through the thread guide.
  6. Finally, pass the thread through the eye of the needle.
  7. To verify that you completed this step correctly, manually rotate the wheel to slowly lower the needle and see whether it catches the bobbin thread and forms a proper stitch.
  8. Pull a bit of extra thread from the needle and the bobbin to make life easier. You’ll have a little more leeway with this, so you can always snip off the remainder later if necessary.

Video Tutorial on How to Thread an Old Singer Sewing Machine

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How do I identify my vintage Singer sewing machine?

You can identify your sewing machine by an approximate date of manufacture based on the serial number.

How can I tell how old my Singer sewing machine is?

If you have a Singer sewing machine that was made between 1920 and 1968, you can identify it by the serial number. In order to find the serial number, search for it on the bottom of your machine.

Where can I sell an old Singer sewing machine?

There are several vendors on eBay, Craigslist, and other classifieds that may offer you a fair price for it.

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