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Can't seem to thread the machine properly so's I can use twin needle and pin tuck foot. Keeps de-activating the machine, so obviously not threading it properly, but can't understand the instruction book.

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When you insert the twin needles, & add the 2nd spool of thread,, you just thread the machine the same way as with a single needle,,
that's what I do & it works just fine

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1250 embroidery machine how do you thread for a double needle?


Do you mean the Brother Innov-is 1250D embroidery machine? Insert your twin needle. Follow the normal directions for threading the upper thread and manually place this thread through the eye of the left-hand needle from front to back. For the right hand needle, insert the extra spool pin in the bobbin winder shaft. It gets put on perpendicular to the shaft. Swing down the spool pin so that it is horizontal, pointing towards the needle bar. Place another spool of thread on this spool pin and secure it with the appropriate-sized spool cap. The thread should come off the top front of the spool. Follow the threading directions for the upper thread from step 8 (the thread guide cover) through step 10. Do not run this second thread through the needle bar thread guide. Manually thread the right hand needle eye. Make sure to use the zig-zag foot with the twin needle.

The directions for threading the machine when the twin needle installed is on page 36-37 (pages 38-39 of the PDF) of the manual. The manual is available from Brother support on the product page: http://www.brother-usa.com/support/modelinfo.aspx?R3ModelID=NV1250D . The direct link to the manual is currently: http://www.brother-usa.com/VirData/Content/en-US/HAD/Consumer/UsersManual/UM_Innov_%c3%ads%201250D_EN_2825.PDF .

I hope this helps.

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Can I use a twin needle on a Singer Trafition? It seems to only sew one line of stitches.


Probably depends on the model. Was a twin needle included with your starter kit?

This one indicates it will take a twin needle:
2277 TRADITION

Your owner's manual or the product specifications are probably the best source for information.

Instruction Manuals

BTW, you are using 2 spools of thread, right? You need to thread both needles with separate spools (do not twist the threads when threading!).

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Be sure to verify the machine is set to straight stitch. Any zig-zag could break one or both needles!

You also will have to thread the needles manually as the needle threader will not work on twin needles.

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread!

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Jun 22, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Top thread keeps breaking and I do not think it is a bobbin issue. Thread seems to be getting snagged up in one of the upper threading spots. It has been professionally serviced many times.


Remove the top thread from the machine.

Install a brand new needle and confirm that the needle is correct for the thread and fabric you are sewing.

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Set the top tension to the midway point. Verify the thread path is correct.

When the presser foot is raised, the thread should pull through with very little resistance. Once the presser foot is lowered, the tension is activated and the thread should not pull through.

It could be the thread is catching a notch or groove. I have a machine that the thread has worn a sharp groove in the finish. I covered it with tape. Fixed.

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I just need instructions to thread a Bernina Virtuosa 160 for pintucking


Your owner's manual should have instructions for using a twin needle.

Most machines can use a twin needle. However, some machines have two tension disks so one can separate the two threads and get equal tension. (The Bernina 930 has two tension disks, so am assuming your newer machine does also.) Look at the top of your machine where the tension mechanism resides and see if there is a right and left side. In either case, do NOT thread both threads at the same time as the threads can become twisted. When threading the machine, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot, thread one thread completely. If threading the left side of the tension disk, also thread the left needle. Then thread the second thread, making sure to use the other side of the tension disk and needle.

Just a reminder to be careful using any zig-zag or decorative stitches since a twin needle requires a narrower stitch width to avoid broken needles.

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Jan 13, 2017 | Bernina Sewing Machines

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White 2037 twin needle keeps breaking thread


Thread breakage occurs commonly with mis-threading. Be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread. Also, since you are using 2 threads, thread one completely and then thread the other so the threads do not get twisted in the thread path. If your machine has duel tension disks, thread each tension disk separately with a single thread. Setting the thread spools to turn opposite directions may help.

Also, make sure the needle eye is the right size for the thread. Thick or thin thread could break easily in the wrong needle.

Also, use only good quality thread--no bargain bin or old threads!

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Nov 25, 2017 | White Sewing 2037 Mechanical Sewing...

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My thread keeps breaking. bobbin thread seems to be alright, have changed thread, needle.


The needle thread breaks
1. the needle thread is not threaded properly
2. The needle thread tension is to tight
3. The needle is bent or blunt
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted
5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew
6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing
7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle

Dec 16, 2012 | Kenmore 19606 Computerized Sewing Machine

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Pintucking Problem.


Something here may help:

How to Sew Pin Tucks Threads

Try removing the top threads from the machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread both threads. Could be possible your threads were not seated in the tension disks.

Feb 12, 2018 | Janome Memory Craft 4000 Sewing Machine

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Do I use a twin needle with my narrow pintucking foot on my Elna quilter's Dream 2 sewing machine?


if you want to sew pin tucks, then yes, you could use that foot providing the hole is large enough for the two needles to pass through. Twin needles come in 4mm gap and 2.2mm gap so just check that it will fit. When using a twin needle, there is a lot of heat created so it is always important so sew slowly, going too fast will cause the needles to break.

Also, you should check on the twin needle type, modern machines now using a twin which is slightly offset, the block colour is usually a dark brown/red colour. Your machine may have come with a twin needle in the needle selection so take a good look at it and see if it is an offset one, then make sure you buy replacements of the same type.

THe pin tucking foot allows you to keep rows of pintucks lined up, it will have grooves in the base that you can run the previously stitched pintuck through to keep even distances. Best on lightweight fabrics like cottons, lawns, batiste etc. You'd probably go for the narrow 2.2mm twin needle to get a nice fine tuck. I like to press each seam after stitching too to give a sharp tuck.

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