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How do I thread a Handy Stitch hand held sewing machine, as seen on TV?
By firstname.lastname@example.org from Phoenix, AZ
Hopefully this image that I made will make up for the inadequate one in the manual
The numbers in the images match the reference numbers below:
1. Load the Bobbin:
I just received a Singer handheld sewing machine and the arm won't rise high enough to thread the needle. How can I adjust the arm? The rotary knob won't rise any higher than it was in the package.
These are not always the easiest machine to use and ThriftyFun receives questions quite frequently so maybe you can find the answer on this link: There are answers for several brands so just keep looking for yours.
There are quite a few YouTube videos that demonstrate how to use this machine so check some of these out as seeing someone make the moves might help.
How do I thread one of these machines?
These are handy little machines but threading seems to be the hardest to understand.
It takes a little practice but very handy to use.
I need help with a step by step procedure for how to thread a Handy sewing machine. I have tried all the steps in every article, even the videos. It is still not working.
Thread the Handy Stitch by passing the thread from the bobbin or spool up through the two thread guides on the needle arm, through the tension control and down to the needle.
Pass the thread from back to front through the needle, using the threader if necessary by inserting the threader through the needle, placing the end of the thread in the loop of the threader behind the needle and pulling through.
Pull a couple of inches of thread out through the needle before beginning to sew.
Put the thread from the bobbin through the first thread guide on the needle arm, through the two plates in the tension control, then through the second thread guide at the end of the needle arm.
Use the provided needle threader to feed the thread into the eye of the needle.
Turn the rotary once so the thread goes under the fastening plate. Lift up the fastening plate and pull the thread out from underneath.
This is a diagram of the Handy Stitch Sewing machine to help you understand it better. Instructions are great, but if you don't see a diagram also it is hard to follow them.
There are many users of this little machine that have threw their hands in the air - and then thrown the machine away but maybe you will be able to understand some of the instructions presented here.
I bought one for a simple sewing project one time and it broke before I could get through a few seams. I'm afraid it isn't a very good product. If possible, I would just return it and get a small sewing machine from a decent brand. Lots of sewing stores sell refurbished sewing machines.
Turn the rotary wheel to raise the needle arm.
Lift fastening plate, pull the thread out and cut with your seam ripper.
Turn rotary wheel again so the needle goes up and down one more time.
It will create a loop on backside of your fabric.
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How do I do the inner threading of the mini handheld sewing machine?
Since you did not say what brand you have it is difficult to pin point specific instructions but maybe one of these will be like yours.
There are bunches of video how to's on YouTube:
Just look for your machine and you will be off and stitching in no time!
How do I tighten the stitches underneath the fabric?
Tension issues are a problem with many users who posted a review on Amazon. Try looking for a full-sized machine at a garage or estate sale. www.amazon.com/
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How do you thread a Handy Stitch machine?
Denise from Beaumont, CA
Here is a link to some owners of this machine, perhaps if you emailed them, they could forward you the threading instructions.
I received a Handy Stitch as a gift and it had no instruction manual. I did finally figure out how to thread it (bobbin to hole on stationary thread guide, to tension control to metal ring just behind where needle goes into machine, to needle threaded back to front. I have no way of knowing if this is absolutely correct, but it worked and I did get a pretty, durable stitch. The stitch is a chain stitch and does pull out from the end of the stitching unless the thread is pulled to the back of the fabric. (08/05/2008)