There’re two stages for the entire threading procedure. First, we will do the upper threading, and then we will go for the lower threading.
Step 1: Thread on the Spool
First, you need to place a spool of thread in the spool spin. If you are a novice with a sewing machine, just to let you know, some dressmakers have two spool pins at the back by the right-hand side. And, dressmakers from the earlier have one spool pin on the top by the right-hand side. So, whichever you own, now you know the position of the spool pin on these sewing machines.
Placing thread on the spool is easy-peasy. You need to take a spool/roll of a thread of your preference then find out the spool pin. Once you see the spool pin put the spool of thread in it, and the first step of the procedure is done!
Step 2: Threading the machine
This is an extensive procedure. We suggest you uncover the left side of the machine to perform the threading process. You can uncover it by taking out the case from the narrow opening that you see on the body of the machine, above the needle stand/bar.
Now attentively follow this step because inappropriate threading will cause problems while attempting to stitch.
Thread in the guides
Now that you have a thread roll inside the spool pin pull the thread by its end towards the left-hand side of the machine. On the left side of the machine, you will see posts/ thread guides. There will be a thread guide at the back of the machine, take the thread through the guide.
Then, you will notice another thread guide at the front, which is right on the opposite of the previous thread guide. You need to take the thread through this thread guide as well.
Thread in the tension knob
Next, you have to tug the thread down gently and take it towards the tension knob. If you are not sure about how the knob may look like- in the later models of the dressmaker, they look very similar to a ceiling fan regulator. But, in the earlier model, they look like a chunky metal pole.
Thread in the knob’s hook
Once you figure out the thread tension knob, you have to lead the thread around from right to left upper side of the knob. When you reach the left upper side, you will notice a hook attached behind the knob. Now, put the thread in the hook and pull it upward.
Pull upward and find a post
After pulling the thread upward, you will find another post by the left side of the machine to take the thread through. So, find out the post and take the thread through the hole in the post.
Pull downward and find another hook
After that, you need to pull the thread downward again. There will be another hook downward around the needle stand. Find the hook and lead the thread end through that.
Thread on the needle bar
On the needle bar, there will be another post to wrap the thread around. You will find the post by the upper left side of the needle bar.
If you have found the post, warp the thread to it two times. Now, cover the machine at the left side and turn on the light in the needle holder. If you turn on the light, you will able to put the thread end through the needle with ease. Also, you can cut the thread end a little to get a fresh end to put it in the needle easily. Anyway, you can carefully now take the thread through the eye of the needle.
Make sure you take the thread under the presser foot and rest the thread at the back of the machine. You should keep 5 to 6 inches thread outside the needle. An extended upper thread end will be needed afterward when you will try to loop it with the lower thread. However, you are done with the whole upper threading part.
Let’s move on to the lower threading stage
Just like every other sewing machine, a dressmaker also needs two sources of thread. We have prepared one source of threading. Now, you need to complete the lower threading.
Step 1: Load the bobbin
Put a spool of thread in the spool pin and pull the thread on the left side. Then, put it through the bobbin loading thread guide. If there is not a bobbin loading thread guide, you can simply put the thread through the guide that your machine has on the left side. Just like you did at the upper threading stage.
Now, leave the thread end and take the bobbin. In the bobbin, you will find holes on both sides. Next, take the thread end and pull it through one of the holes.
To load the bobbin, pull the bobbin post/loader at the top right side of the machine. Now, place the bobbin inside the post. The side with thread end should be on the top while placing it on the bobbin loader.
Next, turn on your machine and set your hand-controller. Start loading the bobbin, and when the loading is done, cut off the thread before you dismount the bobbin from the bobbin loader.
Step 2: Installing the bobbin
Now, you need to take the bobbin to its case under the presser foot. There will a groove on the bobbin case; you have to lead the thread through the groove. Again, make sure you are keeping 5-6 inches extra before you cover the bobbin case. And, you are done with lower threading here.
Finally, you can run the hand-wheel to loop both upper and lower threads and start sewing.