Here we’re going to show you some basics on
winding a bobbin with specialty bobbin thread, and putting the hoop on the machine. I have the USB stick in, and I’ve got the
first couple designs up on it. But I want to show you a trick, for the bobbin. Bobbin thread is very, very fine. That means
you’re going to get a lot on your bobbin. I like to take a whole new pack of bobbins,
and then wind them all up with bobbin thread. There are a variety of different brands. I
like one that is not a linty type bobbin thread. It’s very fine and slippery. First thing I’m going to do, I’m going to
talk about, is this thread stand. Get one with a metal base. It is just so much easier
to put your thread on here. You don’t have to worry about spool caps. It helps also with
some of your fussy thread, or even metallic thread. Clear thread, not that you’re using
that with embroidery, but I actually recommend a thread stand all the time. We’re going to go ahead and actually thread
the machine, and use the feature of winding a bobbin through the needle. So just go ahead
and thread your machine through the needle, that’s what these little parts here are for. Now I’m going to show you a super great trick.
We’re going to thread the bobbin through, up and through its hole. I can see the H,
so I know I’m there. Make sure you get it right into the groove. Now you notice on your bobbins you have that
little top part, so the little hat in there, a ridge. So when you start to wind a bobbin,
it’s going fill up that ridge first. And then it’s going to jump down. Well when your bobbin is getting low, your
machine has a bobbin sensor. So it’s going to sense when, and tell you, “Hey, you’re
out of bobbin.” But that whole top ridge has thread in it. So, we’re going to go ahead and engage it.
I’m going to hold my thread up here. I’m going to touch OK. As soon as I touch OK and it
starts spinning, I’m going to tap the thread down, so it starts to fill the bottom part
first. So there is only a couple winds on that top edge. You will know what I’m talking about when
you go and get that message. Because what it will do is use up all the rest of the thread,
and then there will be only just a couple rounds of thread that you’ll take off, and
then put your new bobbin in. So here we go, we’re going to touch OK. It’s
going to start to spin. Pop it down, so it starts filling down below. I’ll hold that,
make sure it breaks off. Then I’ll double check that it actually has no little tails
showing at the top. I can even do that right now. Yep, no tail. Also, by winding through the machine, it puts
a little bit of a resistance. So you have a nice, even wind. If you’re winding a bobbin,
with this really fine thread and you’re getting kind of some loops and some sticky-out things,
re-wind that onto a new bobbin. Then definitely make sure it’s nice and smooth, nice and tight. Because this is really, really, really fine
thread, we’re putting a lot of yardage on here. A lot more than when you are sewing.
We’ll just let it stop when it’s done. I’ve already put in an embroidery needle, so we
are set for needles. We’ve used the multi-purpose tool to kind of get that in and switched over. If you have purchased a Sensor Q-Foot, go
ahead and put that on. We’ll use the regular R foot that came with it. Ah, here’s our nice
tight bobbin. So go ahead and wind a whole bunch. I like to wind a bunch and then have
those ready. So when you’re in the bobbin-winding mode, keep going. You will thank me later. Okay, so same thing, nothing changes for the
way the bobbin goes in. There are no tension adjustments that are changed at all. All you
have to do is get your embroidery thread on the machine, so we’ll take this out. By the way, I tend to pull my threads back
out. At the beginning of our sewing videos, we talked about clipping your threads and
pulling them down through the needle? That’s more when you have a lot of lint and fluffy
threads. Sometimes drag some of that lint up and through the tension area, so we always
like to keep everything flowing the same way. With embroidery, I do not worry about that.
I tend to whip that spool out, get that next color on. We’ll just thread up with this pretty
blue thread here. And all the way down. Make sure your needle threader is in prime working
condition. If it’s bent at all, you’re going to wish you had it. Because every time you
change threads, you are having to thread that needle. So, after your machine has turned on and you’ve
okayed the original calibrate hoop, now you can put your hoop on. So go ahead and, watch
this, I’m pushing it in straight. That foot will usually pop over that. If you
need to, you can lift it up a little bit higher with that pressure foot up button. If that
might help, if it’s really thick fabric. But most of the time you don’t have to do that.
Just go ahead and kind of let it pop over itself. Next, go ahead and find the bracket on this
side here. And you’re going to find, you’re going to push it right into its mouth. And
when I say push, I mean push. Use some force. I want you to push that in, until you hear
a click. To take it off, you’re going to push down
on this button and pull. Pull with some force. You’ll get really good at this. You’ll know
how firm and forceful you need to be to get your hoop on and off. If you don’t hear that
click, the embroidery module will say, “Hey, please attach hoop,” because it can’t tell
that that hoop is on. Here’s those little clips. When you put those
on, they actually have a little tongue. You can squeeze those into the little holders,
and then they can squeeze the part. I’ve got two over here, three on this side. If you
want, you can put them at the top and bottom. Usually I’m just on the sides here. Let’s get in and see how we are going to select
stitches, and let’s get embroidering a name.

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