How do you set up a old Singer sewing machine?

How does an old sewing machine work?

Machine sewing would not be possible without its complex mechanism of belts, drive shafts, and cranks which transform the motor’s rotation into a synchronised movement of:

  1. the needle and the two threads, for stitching.
  2. the presser foot and the feed dogs, which pull the fabric forwards between two stitches.

How do you thread a vintage sewing machine?

How to Thread a Vintage Sewing Machine

  1. Place a spool of thread on the spindle and an empty bobbin on the bobbin winding spool. …
  2. Disengage the hand wheel to prevent the needle from rising and falling as you wind the bobbin. …
  3. Run the machine until the bobbin is wound.
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