Types of Sewing Machine Needle Threaders
Sewing machine needle threaders are used for threading the needles in sewing machines. The thread is threaded through the needle and onto the spool where the thread will be cut off. Most sewing machines have a spool on the front that has a series of tiny holes. The needle that the thread is threading through is put into the spool. The needle then threads through the small holes in the needle spool and onto the fabric. The thread is placed in the seat of the sewing machine, which is attached to the sewing machine by a spool clamp.
When sewing machine needle threaders first came into existence, they were used only on heavy needle-work or projects requiring many stitches. Because there was a limit on the number of stitches that could be used, this made the sewing machine a better choice for quilting or heavy embroidery work. Over time, the threading needle has developed and improved. It now is available for less heavy duty and more delicate work and can even be used to thread lightweight fabrics.
How to use a sewing machine needle threader is actually quite simple. First of all, the sewing machine needle threader has a seat mechanism that holds the thread in place. Next, the needle is inserted into the seat of the sewing machine. The needle threader should be turned slightly clockwise to loosen the thread and pull the thread through the seat. Next, it should be turned counterclockwise to tighten the thread.
As an example, if you are sewing a velour quilt, the needle should be turned about three times, first loosening the thread, then pulling it through the fabric. The sewing machine should be held straight up against the fabric with the needle pointing down. The fabric that is to be sewed should be moved onto the sewing machine needle and the needle tip pushed through the hole of the fabric. The needle should be turned at about half-way through the fabric. The needle should be forced through the hole and the fabric should be pulled tight.
To use the sewing machine needle threaded appropriately, the user should rotate the sewing machine needle back and forth several times. When the needle is pushed through the fabric, the thread should come out the front and go back through the bottom hole of the sewing needle. This process should be repeated a number of times. However, many experts advise that only after each repeat of this step is sufficient.
Another type of sewing machine needle threader is the rotary type. It has a geared head, which allows it to rotate in two directions, clockwise and counterclockwise. The sewing machine needle will go through the top hole of the needle and the thread will come out the back. This type of sewing machine needle threader works well with lightweight fabrics.
Yet another type of sewing machine needle threader is the swivel needle. It has two ends which are in a horizontal position and one which is in a vertical position. As the needle moves back and forth, the arms of the sewing machine shift and move in a circular motion around the stationary end of the needle. It is possible for one of these types of needle threaders to cause fabric problems because the arms tend to wrap around the inner side of the needle, creating an obstruction.
The basic steps involved in using sewing machine needle threaders are simple. However, using these machines requires some practice so as not to make the process frustrating for the sewer. Sewing machine needle threaders are useful for sewing all types of fabrics from sheer fabrics to heavy denim. They can be used in any sewing project whether it is a home sewing project or a commercial sewing project. Sewing machine needle threaders are easy to use, fast and accurate.