Question: Which way should the bobbin unwind?

Which way does the bottom bobbin go?

Insert the bobbin making sure the bobbin rotates counterclockwise when you pull the thread. NOTE: This is a very important step as the bobbin can become unthreaded and cause sewing problems if it rotates clockwise. 4. Pull the thread through the slot (A) and then to the left.

Where do you put a threaded bobbin and where does the thread from the bobbin go when the machine is in use?

Insert bobbin counterclockwise

Place your bobbin inside. Make sure the thread unwinds to the left (counterclockwise direction). Guide the thread through the slit in the needle plate cover. This is important because it makes the thread enter the ‘tension spring’ of the bobbin case.

Why do we need to thread the machine correctly?


Each part of the threading mechanism on the head of a sewing machine has a definite purpose in guiding the thread from the spool to the needle. The thread must pass through the various guides in a given order so that the machine will sew properly the formed stitches.

Does thread have a direction?

The thread’s twist runs in the direction from the loose end towards the spool. If you’re unsure of the twist’s direction, have a look at a cut length of thread under a magnifying glass, and you’ll see that one end is pointed and the other end flares open slightly.

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How do you unravel a thread?

Do you? Pull on the bottom of the spool. It will pop open. This is nice because after you use the spool, you can wrap the thread around by using the notches in the bottom of the spool and then push up on the bottom and it locks the thread back in place.

Does the bobbin thread show on top or bottom?

Your bobbin thread should not show through the top layer of stitching. It will only be seen on the back of the item. The reason you want to use a lightweight thread is to avoid too much bulk on the back of the item.

Why does the bobbin thread show up on top?

If the bobbin thread is on top, that means the top thread is pulling more, or, has more tension. That means either the top thread is too tight or the bobbin thread is too loose.