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How do you thread a Singer treadle machine?

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To thread a Singer treadle sewing machine, place the spool of thread on the spoon pin. Wind the thread through several parts of the machine, and place the bobbin under the foot.

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  1. Place the spool

    Place the spool of thread on the spool pin. This type of machine has a vertical spool pin. The spool pin is on the right side of the top of the machine next to the hand wheel. Unwind some thread from the spool to thread the machine with.

  2. Put the thread through the thread guide

    Wind the thread through the thread guide, which is at the top left of the machine.

  3. Wrap the thread around the tension dial

    Wrap the thread around the tension dial on the side of the machine. It is on the left side. Put the thread through the hook by the dial so that the end goes up.

  4. Go through the take-up lever

    Put the thread through the hole in the take-up lever at the back of the machine. It should be in the upward position when you start.

  5. Hook the thread

    String the thread through the two hooks along the left side of the machine so that it goes down to the point of the needle.

  6. Thread the needle

    Put the end of the thread through the hole at the lower end of the needle. Getting the end of the thread a bit wet and flattening it with your fingers help get the thread through the hole.

  7. Put in the bobbin

    Take off the bobbin cover beneath the foot of the machine. Put the bobbin in, and replace the cover. Twist the hand wheel until the needle goes down and back up. The thread from the bobbin should loop around the thread of the needle. Pull both threads so that the bobbin thread comes out the hole underneath the foot. The needle thread should go through the foot.

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