posted on Feb, 22 2015 @ 09:20 AM
a reply to: Ayana
I tried to find a threading diagram for you, but no luck. If you can find someone to show you, that would probably be best. I've never used a
Silvercrest, but I googled images of it and from what I can see it looks pretty basic, so I'll give it a shot.
Most threading patterns are in an "N" pattern, but working backwards. So starting with your spool on the right, you pull the thread to the left and
hook it on a little hook towards the back on top, bringing the thread forward and down thru the slot, then bring it up around the tension knob to
another hook (the one that moves up and down while sewing) where you hook it again and bring the thread down to the needle. (That's the "N"
pattern). Thread the needle.
When threading the bobbin, in the machines I've used, the end of the bobbin thread should be going to the left when you insert it into the bobbin
case, and then catching it in the slit in the bobbin and pulling it back to the right. But I've had it both ways. If there is a bobbin in there
now, pay attention to which way the thread is directed when you remove it, so you know what's right for your machine. Otherwise, you may have to try
it both ways and see what works.
To bring up the bobbin thread: After the machine is threaded both top and bobbin, with bobbin case closed and presser foot down, hold the top thread
in the back, use the wheel on the right end to manually drop the needle and bring it up again. The top thread will catch the bottom thread and bring
it back up with it.
You might want to change the needle if it's been a while. A blunt needle can really mess with the tension and ruin a seam. Fortunately, it's a
cheap and easy fix. Good luck! I hope this helps.