Attach the Thread to the Needle
Having a Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine makes all your sewing projects easier. But before you can get started, you need to thread the machine. There are a few simple steps to threading a Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine. Let’s take a look at how to do it.
First, gather all the supplies you need, including the spool of thread, the threader and a pair of scissors. If you have a spool cap, attach it to the top of the spool of thread. Next, locate the thread guide at the top of the machine, just behind the needle. Pull the thread guide out of the slot and feed the spool thread over the guide and into the slot.
Next, draw the thread from the spool and to the left from the slot in the arm of the machine. To make it easier to thread the needle, use the threader. Place the hook of the threader into the eye of the needle and hook the thread onto the hook. Once the thread is securely attached to the hook, gently pull it through the eye of the needle.
Finally, you’ll need to adjust the tension on the machine. On the left-hand side, there is a tension disc with a dial. Adjust the dial until the numbers line up with the red arrow. Your thread should be neither too loose nor too tight. If it feels too tight or too loose, adjust the dial slightly until it feels right.
Position the Bobbin in the Bobbin Case
The next step is to position the bobbin in the bobbin case. Begin by removing the bobbin case from the machine and locate the tension spring. Make sure the tension spring is facing towards you. Place the bobbin in the bobbin case with the thread going in a clockwise direction. Put the bobbin back in the machine and make sure the bobbin case fits in the slot tightly.
Now, open the hinged cover and place the empty bobbin on the thread spool pin on the machine. Make sure the thread is wound around the bobbin in an anti-clockwise direction. Now turn the wheel at the front of the machine towards you. This will bring the bobbin and needle thread together, allowing you to pull them through the eye of the needle.
Draw Up the Bobbin Thread and Check the Tension
Make sure the presser foot is up when pulling the bobbin thread up. Hold onto the upper thread and the lower thread and gently tug to draw up the bobbin thread. You should now see a loop of the bobbin thread on the top of the fabric. To check the tension, grab the thread and push lightly on the fabric. The thread should move freely and not snag. If the threads are not moving freely, open the hinged cover and adjust the tension dial until it feels right.
Tie Off the Threads
Once you’ve checked the tension and it feels right, you are ready to sew. Grab the two threads and tie them off. Be sure to tie the thread near the spool and not the needle, otherwise your thread may become tangled. Now you’re ready to get sewing with your Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine.
Change the Needle
If you find that your fabric is snagging or your stitches are looping, it may be time to change the needle. To do this, hold the needle with your thumb and forefinger, and give it a slight twist to the left and right. This should loosen the needle and allow you to pull it out.
Next, take out a new needle and make sure it is the right size for the fabric you are using. If you are using a heavy fabric, you may need a larger needle. Place the new needle in the machine and turn it to the right until it clicks into place. Your new needle is now ready to use.
Clean and Grease the Bobbin Case
To keep your Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine in top condition, it’s important to clean and grease the bobbin case regularly. Remove the bobbin case from the machine and use a soft cloth to wipe away any dirt or lint that has accumulated. Now lightly grease the parts of the bobbin case that move. This will help maintain the elasticity of the bobbin case and ensure that your machine functions smoothly.
Troubleshoot Common Threading Issues
If you’re having trouble threading your Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine, there are a few things you can try. The first is to check the needles. Make sure you are using the right size needle for your fabric. Also, make sure that the needle is inserted properly and that the thread is pulled through the needle correctly.
If the thread is still not going through the needle, try changing the needle. Another common issue is the thread snagging. This can be caused by a worn-out needle, incorrect tension or incorrect threading. Try adjusting the tension on the machine or rethreading the needle. If none of these tips work, you may need to take your machine to a sewing repair shop for help.
Check for Thread Breaks
When threading your Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine, you should also check for any breaks in the thread. If you notice any breaks, you should replace the thread and rethread the machine. That way, you’ll have fewer problems while sewing.
Select the Right Pressure Foot
The right pressure foot is essential when using a Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine. The pressure foot applies constant pressure on the fabric as it passes through the machine. This helps the stitches remain even and smooth. Choose the right pressure foot for the fabric you are using. For heavier fabrics, use a walking foot or roller foot. For lighter fabrics, use an all-purpose foot or an edge stitching foot.
Use the Right Stitches
Your Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine has many different stitches to choose from. Each stitch has a different purpose, so be sure to select the right stitch for the job. The straight stitch is the most common stitch and is best for seams and hems. For decorative stiches, you can use the zigzag stitch or the overlock stitch. The blind hem stitch is a great choice for hemming curtains or other fabric items.
Understand the Different Needle Positions
Knowing the different needle positions can be useful when using your Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine. The right needle position will put the needle down into the fabric and help you get even stitches. To change the needle position, turn the knob on the side of the machine to the desired position. The needle positions are numbered from 0 to 9 and each one is useful for different projects.
Replace the Dull Needles
The needles in your Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine can dull over time. When this happens, replace the needle with a new one. This will help ensure that your machine is working properly and that your stitches are even. To replace the needle, pull the old needle out and insert the new needle. Make sure the new needle is the same size as the old one.
Care for the Machine Properly
Taking good care of your Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine is essential for optimal performance. Make sure that you clean the machine after each use and lubricate it regularly. You should also keep the machine covered when not in use to protect it from dust and dirt. With proper care, your machine will last for many years.