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Threading do you thread the needle to the front or the back?

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Re: threading

Hi fullmoon. The thread is passed through the needle from front, to back. Also, to be proactive, let's ensure that your needle is inserted correctly as well. Grasp a needle between your fingers and hold it vertically, pointed side down. As you examine the the top of the needle, observe that one "side" is flat, and the other is curved. To properly insert a needle into the Needle Bar, the Flat side faces the rear of the machine. As you continue to examine the curved "side", observe that along the length of the needle, a groove is present. The purpose of this groove is for the thread to lay in, in order to accommodate the diameter of the thread, hence, not having to create a hole larger than the needle itself.....Please update your post if you need any further help....good luck my friend

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Why does thread keep breaking when I try to sew?

First thing, install a brand new needle.

Second, try loosening the upper tension. The ideal tension is when the upper thread and bobbin thread meet in the middle of the fabric.

If the thread is constantly breaking, usually the cause is incorrect threading or the thread has jumped out of a guide, or is wrapping around something like the thread spindle. Remove the thread from the top of the machine, RAISE the presser foot, and rethread the upper thread from the beginning.

If the thread is shredding at the needle's eye and then breaking, it is usually an incompatibility of the thread, needle, and fabric or the tension is too tight.

This may help with needle/thread choices:


Nov 13, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Machine won't stitch

If by "won't stitch" you mean that the top thread will not pick up the bottom thread, make sure you have the needle threaded properly. If the machine is a top loading bobbin, the thread goes in the needle from front to back. Same if it's a side loading bobbin (bobbin faces you as you sew). If it's a front loading bobbin (bobbin faces left of machine), the thread goes in the needle from left to right.

Oct 12, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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Are needles threaded front to back

Thread cotton through needle from front to back.

Jul 04, 2012 | Singer 14SH654

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Threading a needle

1. Turn handwheel toward you 2. Raise presser foot up 3. Pull thread from spool and pull taut under each tension disk. It's important to "feel" the "click" if you are new to threading machine 4.Make sure after all tension disks threaded that you put thread behind the slot in back of your needle. It's a little groove to hold thread securely. 5. Pull thread toward you 6. Thread needle eye front to back 7. Pick up thread under gently pull taut in front of you 8. Lower presser foot and turn handwheel toward you. A loop will form under the needle where needle thread has picked up the bobbin thread. Carefully take both threads that have made a single loop and pull toward you 9. Put threads under presser foot just lift put threads under and pull 5 -6 inches thread BACK and UNDER that presser foot Done! Hope this helps, my friend! Jimmy

Mar 30, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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The instruction manual says to put the needle in with the flat side facing to the right. It will only go in with the flat side facing to the back so the needle is threading front to back not side to side....

What make and model is this?, most domestic machines take a 130/705 needle with flat shank to the BACK. So eye of needle faces the front and you thread from front to back. Not picking up thread from the bobbin is sonetimes the timing of the needle to the hook movements being out. Check out repair images on for diagram on hook timing. Maybe it needs a professional service.

Jan 13, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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Dont no how to work the autmatic theader

You haven't said what make and model but on my Janome 6500 the auto needle threader is a little plastic piece that you pull down on the left of the needle bar. You pull it downwards and it swings over and a little hook comes through the eye of the needle. Now pull your top thread down in front of it and then to the right against the bottom of it. This brings the thread across the front of the needle and the little hook. Let the threading device go and it should pull back out of the needle and upwards again, taking the thread with it and through the eye of the needle. Now, just disenage the thread from the little hook and you should be ready to go.

Most needle threaders are some variation on this, a little wire or hook that comes through the eye from the back to front, so you can introduce the thread into it, then pull it back through the needle eye.

Of course you can always remove the needle from the needle holder, and thread it with a little manual needle threader in the same direction, insert it from the back, put the thread into the wire loop, then pull it back through the needle eye. Then put the needle back into the needle holder flat shank to the back, if your machine doesn't have this feature. Most multi packs of hand sewing needles will come with a little metal needle threader which often just sits there unused.

I hope this assists you with your machine.

May 15, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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Instruction on how to thread shark euro sewing machine

If you can email a picture I can help you

Mar 06, 2010 | Euro-Pro 7500XH Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Don't know how to thread Pixie by Singer sewing machine. I tried following the instructions but this has not gotten me very far seeing as I am not familiar with any of the terms used in the manual.

try this site, I copied the instructions, but could not get the picture. when you get to te site i put dpxie in and search, on page 11 is the picture of the threading,

from the thread spool bring thread to the left, under the plate and up through the ****, around the round flat disk, then down the front of the machine (looks like a split in the machine) thread goes in this and around the u-turn (picture of a line that looks like a u-turn) an back up the opening opposite the first one. bring thread through hole in the metal loop, bring thread back down to needle area. there may be one or two places to loop thread behind hooks to keep the thread straight then through the needle from the front to the back.
(in the needle area DO NOT WRAP the thread around the hooks, the thread should just rest behind them to keep the thread straight to the needle)

1. Set the Power Off/Speed Switch to the OFF position.
2. Raise the presser foot lifter.
3. Turn the handwheel counter-clockwise until the needle is in its highest position.
4. Set the thread spool on the spool pin.
5. Bring the thread under the thread guide slot at the top of the machine and then slip it into the tension disk (1). Pass the thread into the tension disk, making sure it slips into the disk securely.
6. Bring the thread down, go around the U-turn (2), then bring it back up.
7. Pass the thread through the eye of the take-up lever, from right to left (3).
8. Bring the thread back down and thread the guide which is just above and to the right of the needle(4).
9. Thread the needle from front to back (5).

Sep 02, 2009 | Singer Sewing Machines

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The needle does not pick up the bobbin thread


There may be so many reasons due to which the needle does not pick up the bobbing thread like---

The upper thread could be tangled. Remove the thread commpletely from the machine. The correct size spool cap should be used for the size of the thread spool. Re-thread the machine. Remove the bobbin and make sure the bobbin is threaded properly in the shuttle race. Remove any loose threads or lint in the shuttle race. You could be holding the needle thread too tight. Hold the thread lightly to keep the end from going down into the shuttle. The needle could be thread incorrectly. Thread the needle eye from the front to the back. The needle could be bent or improperly inserted. Install a new needle with the flat side of the needle facing the back.

Please do rate this solution as FixYa and revert for further assistance.


May 08, 2009 | Euro-Pro 9105 Computerized Sewing Machine

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How do I thread it

Follow the thread from the spool through the first thread guide at #1 straight down to #2 and up to #3 (make sure that the thread is through the take-up lever (silver hook) at #3 from three you will bring the thread straight down to the thread guide that is to the left of the needle. Thread the needle from front to back.

Mar 11, 2008 | Kenmore 19233 Computerized Sewing Machine

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