Master How to Thread Bernina Sewing Machines

27th June 2023

Hi there…it’s Joleen and I’ve discovered another great video on how to thread Bernina sewing machines like a master!

In this video, Gail shares some quick tips on threading and best practices for Bernina 4 through 7 Series machines. She covers topics such as understanding thread spool caps, identifying thread types and correct placement, threading the machine, best practices for threading, and using the needle threader.

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By following Gail’s step-by-step instructions, you will know and understand how your machine is threaded correctly and ready for your next sewing or embroidery project.

Key Takeaways

  • Understanding the different spool caps and correct placement for different thread types is crucial for proper machine threading.
  • Threading the machine correctly and using best practices, such as making sure the presser foot is up and using the needle-down button, can prevent thread breakage and other issues.
  • Using the needle threader can save time and frustration when threading the machine.

Understanding Thread Spool Caps

When it comes to threading your Bernina 4 through your 7 Series machines, it’s important to understand the different types of spool caps and which threads go on horizontally and vertically. Most newer Bernina machines come with foam pads that go on the horizontal and vertical spool pins before the thread is added.

For vertical spool pins, it’s important to note that you do not use spool caps. The foam pad is enough to keep the thread in place.

Any thread that is stack wound, like Sulky Blendables thread or Superior’s Bottom Line thread, should be placed vertically on the machine. These threads should unwind spinning clockwise.

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On the other hand, any thread that is crosswound, like Metlar 50 weight silk finish thread, should be placed horizontally on the machine. The spool cap should be used to keep the thread in place.

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It’s important to note that the spool cap should always be positioned with the flat piece against the top of the thread.

When using Aurifil thread, which comes on iconic orange spools, it’s important to use the small spool cap and position the thread so that it goes over the top of the spool. If the thread is on backwards, the machine may still sew fine, but it’s best to follow these best practices.

Finally, for Isochord thread, which also goes on horizontally, the foam pad goes on first, followed by the thread and then the spool cap. The thread should pop over the top of the spool cap.

By understanding which spool caps to use and how to position your thread, you can ensure a smooth and successful sewing experience with your Bernina machine.

Identifying Thread Types and Correct Placement

When it comes to threading your Bernina 4 through 7 Series machines, it’s important to identify the different thread types and their correct placement. This will help ensure that your machine runs smoothly and produces high-quality stitches.

First, let’s talk about thread types. There are two main types of thread: stack-wound and cross-wound. Stack-wound threads, such as Sulky Blendables and some Superior threads, should be placed on the vertical spool pin without a spool cap.

Cross-wound threads, such as Mettler Silk Finish and Aurifil, should be placed on the horizontal spool pin with the appropriate spool cap.

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It’s also important to note that some threads, such as Isochord, have a specific placement on the spool pin. Always refer to the thread manufacturer’s recommendations for correct placement.

When placing your thread on the spool pin, be sure to use the appropriate foam pad. For most Bernina machines, the foam pad should be placed on the spool pin before the thread.

If using a vertical spool pin, do not use a spool cap unless the thread manufacturer recommends it.

When threading your machine, be sure to follow the correct path through the thread take-up and tension discs. Always make sure your presser foot is up when threading to ensure the tension discs are open and able to receive the thread.

By correctly identifying thread types and their placement, you can ensure that your machine runs smoothly and produces high-quality stitches.

Threading the Bernina Sewing Machine

Threading your Bernina 4 through your 7 Series machines can be a bit tricky, but with these threading tips, you’ll be able to thread your machine like a pro.

Firstly, it’s important to know which threads go on the horizontal and vertical spool pins. Stack wound threads, like Sulky Blendables and Superior Threads, should go on the vertical spool pin without any spool caps.

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Crosswound threads, like Metlar 50 weight silk finish thread, should go on the horizontal spool pin with the appropriate spool cap.

When threading the machine, make sure to place the foam pad on the spool pin first, followed by the thread. It’s important to note that the thread should unwind in a clockwise direction when on the vertical spool pin, and in a counterclockwise direction when on the horizontal spool pin.

Once the thread is on the spool pin, make sure to thread it through the tension discs by raising the presser foot. It’s also recommended to press the needle down button twice to ensure proper threading.

When using the needle threader, make sure to push down firmly on the needle threader with your left hand while holding the thread with your right hand. Then, bring the thread towards yourself and let go with both hands to create a long thread that can be pulled through.

By following these threading tips, you’ll be able to properly thread your Bernina machine and avoid any issues while sewing. Happy threading!

Best Practices for Threading a Bernina Sewing Machine

Threading your Bernina 4 through your 7 Series machines can be tricky, but with these best practices, you’ll be able to thread your machine with ease. First, it’s important to understand the different spool caps and foam pads that come with your machine.

For most new Berninas in the line from the 215 to the 3 Series, 4 Series, and 5 Series, foam pads are used on both the horizontal and vertical spool pins. When using a vertical spool pin, you do not need to use spool caps.

It’s essential to use the correct spool caps and foam pads for different types of threads. For stack-wound threads, which are wound in a straight line, use the vertical spool pin without spool caps.

For cross-wound threads, which are wound in a crisscross pattern, use the horizontal spool pin with the appropriate spool cap. Always make sure to cradle the top of the thread with the spool cap to prevent the thread from getting stuck on any imperfections on the thread spool.

When threading the machine, make sure to put the thread back behind the little clip and ensure that the presser foot is up, releasing the tension discs. If you’re a hand wheel turner, press the needle down button twice to ensure proper seating position for threading.

When threading through the thread take-up, make sure to go down the right side of the thread take-up, do a U-turn, and come down the other side so that it sits right in the thread take-up. If the thread doesn’t get threaded in the thread take-up, your machine will cut the thread immediately when you start to sew, making a loud crunching noise and vomiting thread down below.

Finally, use the needle threader to thread the needle. Gently hold the thread with your right hand and push down on the needle threader with your left, making sure to go halfway down to leave space to get the thread under the little finger.

Then, push firmly and hold the thread in front of the needle in the little slot. Bring the thread towards yourself, give it some slack, and let go with both hands. You’ll have a long little thread that you can pull through.

By following these best practices, you’ll be able to thread your Bernina machine quickly and efficiently, ensuring that your sewing or embroidery projects turn out perfectly every time.

How do I thread a Bernina sewing machine?

How do I thread a Bernina sewing machine? To thread a Bernina sewing machine, first, raise the presser foot to release the tension discs. Then, follow the numbered threading guide on the machine to thread the machine in the correct order. Finally, insert the thread through the needle and pull it through the machine.

What is the correct order for threading a Bernina sewing machine?

What is the correct order for threading a Bernina sewing machine? The correct order for threading a Bernina sewing machine is usually indicated by a numbered guide on the machine. However, the general order is to thread the upper thread first, followed by the lower thread, and then the needle.

What type of thread should I use with my Bernina sewing machine?

What type of thread should I use with my Bernina sewing machine? Bernina sewing machines can use a variety of thread types, including cotton, polyester, silk, and nylon. It is important to choose the right type of thread for your project and adjust the tension accordingly.

How do I adjust the tension when threading my Bernina sewing machine?

How do I adjust the tension when threading my Bernina sewing machine? To adjust the tension on a Bernina sewing machine, first, test the tension on a scrap piece of fabric. Then, adjust the tension dial on the machine until the stitches are even and the fabric is not puckering or gathering.

What should I do if my Bernina sewing machine thread keeps breaking during use?

What should I do if my Bernina sewing machine thread keeps breaking during use? If your Bernina sewing machine thread keeps breaking during use, first, check the needle to make sure it is not damaged or bent. Then, check the tension to make sure it is not too tight. Finally, check the threading to make sure it is correct and the thread is not catching on any rough spots or snags.

Using the Bernina Sewing Machine Needle Threader

Now that you have your thread on with the appropriate spool cap and the right way determined by the previous section, it’s time to use the needle threader. The needle threader is a handy tool that makes threading the needle a breeze.

To use the needle threader, first, get the thread under that little finger of the needle threader and gently hold the thread with your right hand. Then, push down on the needle threader with your left hand, making sure to go halfway down to allow space to get the thread under that little finger.

Next, push very firmly and hold the thread in front of the needle in that little slot right in front of the needle. Bring the thread towards yourself, giving it some slack, and then let go with both hands. You should now have a long little thread that you can pull through.

Using the needle threader is a quick and easy way to thread the needle, especially for those who struggle with their eyesight or dexterity. Remember to follow the steps carefully to avoid any issues with the thread take-up and ensure a smooth sewing experience.

Threading the needle using the needle threader is a simple process that can save you time and frustration. Take advantage of this handy tool to make your sewing experience more enjoyable.

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You have successfully learned how to thread your Bernina 4 through your 7 Series machines like a pro. By following the best practices discussed in this video, you can ensure that your threads are properly placed on the machine and that your sewing or embroidery projects are of the highest quality.

Remember to always use the foam pads that come with your machine, and to use the appropriate spool caps for different types of threads. Crosswound threads should go on the horizontal spool pin with a spool cap, while stack wound threads should go on the vertical spool pin without a spool cap.

When threading through the thread take-up, be sure to go down the right side, do a U-turn, and come down the other side so that the thread sits properly in the thread take-up. Use the needle threader to thread the needle and always make sure your presser foot is up before threading.

With these tips and tricks, you can confidently thread your Bernina machine and create beautiful, high-quality projects.

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