Am I threading this right?

Old 04-30-2021, 06:44 AM
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I'm VERY new to sewing! Found this old machine in my family garage and trying to see what i can do with it.. Replaced the old pulley, cleaned and oiled all the moving parts, but now I can't figure out how to thread it! The way ive been doing it seems to put a lot of tension on the line and the machine is having trouble getting spinning. Once it does it will go for a bit with the thread on the needle but won't make any stitches - then the line eventually breaks and the machine keeps spinning just punching an empty needle through the fabric. Needless to say I think I'm doing it wrong and would appreciate if anyone can help me understand how to thread this. I've attached a photo with annotations to try and help demonstrate how ive been threading. Ill take the thread (blue line) and feed it through parts 1-5 (marked in red). Hopefully the labels help give you something to reference for my understanding. [img]blob:https://www.quiltingboard.com/8f438535-1249-4e84-8947-43662ac89512[/img]
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Welcome, what kind of machine is it?

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Sometimes something as small as the needle inserted with the flat side facing the wrong way will cause the machine to not make a stitch. We need to know what brand of machine it is and the model, because every machine is different.

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Old 04-30-2021, 07:08 AM
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I just looked at your profile and it looks like you have a White Rotary machine. There are some free manuals out there for White machines - one that may be close can be found at https://res.cloudinary.com/singer-se...white-12-x.pdf

There are also Domestic machines that are threaded similarly. There is a post at https://www.quiltingboard.com/7887386-post28.html (if you click on the link at the top right " Domestic Rotary 153" you can see the whole thread). There is also a good thread for threading the bobbin case at https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...c-t172420.html

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oops sorry I didn't realize the picture didn't upload, here it is!

I must add that in the first day of playing with the machine I unknowingly unscrewed the take up spring and the whole spring and washer fell out.. I was careless not to observe exactly how they were originally positioned but I tried to put it back on the best I thought. Hopefully the spring looks correctly positioned here?

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Here is another picture of the threading https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...0-img_5313.jpg that is from https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...p-t245161.html

and another https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...-threading.jpg

From my experience, you really have to "click" to get it threaded correctly.

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