How To Thread A Babylock Sewing Machine In 2 Steps

Those curious about how to thread a Babylock sewing machine can do so in two steps. You need to learn the proper preparation of the sewing machine and go through the guides until you reach the needle eye. 

This article also discusses the correct setup of Babylock units before sewing. But first, are you familiar with this brand?

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Read who makes Babylock sewing machines to know what to expect with your unit. 

 

How To Thread A Babylock Sewing Machine Correctly

 

Step 1. Prepare the machine

  • Turn off and unplug the Babylock sewing machine
  • Raise the needle as high as possible by turning the handwheel clockwise 
  • Raise the presser foot via its lever
  • Put the thread spool to its pin and secure it in place

 

Step 2. Thread the needle

  • Check the manual of the specific Babylock sewing machine you have for the illustrations of thread guides
  • Have the thread through the guides until you reach the tension mechanism down the machine
  • Lead the thread through the tension discs and takeup lever
  • Pass the thread through the guide above the needle
  • Thread the needle eye front to back

 

How Do You Fill The Bobbin On A Babylock Sewing Machine?

The following instructions are for the Babylock BL9 sewing machine:

 

Wind the bobbin

  1. Have the thread from the spool around the bobbin winder thread guide
  2. Thread the bobbin hole inside out
  3. Align the bobbin notch to the rib of the bobbin winder spindle and put the bobbin to the spindle
  4. Push the bobbin to the right to engage the winding mechanism
  5. Hold the thread end while pressing the foot pedal
  6. Stop after several rotations and cut the thread close to the bobbin
  7. Begin winding and finish
  8. Stop the machine and push the spindle to the left

 

Thread the bobbin

  1. Put the bobbin to its case
  2. Check the manual for the direction that the thread must follow 
  3. Have the thread through its slot on the case and under the tension spring
  4. Lead the thread into the delivery eye and pull for about 4 inches 

 

How Do You Set Up A Babylock Sewing Machine?

The following tutorial is for the Babylock Symphony sewing machine:

 

Setting the bobbin

  1. Press the Presser Foot Lifter button
  2. Slide the latch of the bobbin cover to the right to remove it
  3. Hold the bobbin with one hand and the thread end with the other
  4. Insert the wound bobbin into its case and check the manual to know which direction should the thread unwind
  5. Hold the bobbin down while using the other hand to pull the thread into the groove 
  6. Cut the thread
  7. Reinstall the bobbin cover in place

 

Attaching the presser foot

  1. Position the presser foot under its holder
  2. Check if the holder’s notch is aligned with the foot’s pin
  3. Lower the presser foot lever to snap the foot into the holder
  4. Raise the presser foot lever to check the installation

 

Changing the needle

  1. Loosen the needle clamp screw 
  2. Remove the needle
  3. Position the new needle under the clamp with its flat side facing the back of the machine
  4. Install the new needle up into the clamp as far as you can
  5. Retighten the needle clamp screw

 

How Do You Thread The Bobbin On A Babylock BL9?

 

Wind the bobbin

  1. Draw thread from the spool and have it around the bobbin winder thread guide
  2. Thread the bobbin hole inside out 
  3. Align the bobbin notch to the bobbin winder spindle rib and put the bobbin to the spindle
  4. Push the bobbin to the right to activate the winding mechanism
  5. Hold the thread as you press the foot control 
  6. Stop after several turns and cut the thread close to the bobbin
  7. Finish winding
  8. Push the bobbin to the left
  9. Cut the thread and push the handwheel to the left

 

Thread the bobbin

  1. Put the bobbin to its case
  2. Refer to the manual to know where the thread should unwind
  3. Guide the thread to the slot on the bobbin case
  4. Have the thread under the tension spring
  5. Draw the thread through the delivery eye and pull for about 4 inches

 

How to thread the Babylock BL9 sewing machine

  1. Raise the takeup lever as much as you can
  2. Raise the presser foot
  3. Put the thread spool to its pin, ensuring that the thread will come from the back
  4. Have the thread through its guide and down to the tension area
  5. Guide the thread around the check spring holder and up the takeup lever right to left
  6. Lead the thread down into the thread guide on the needle bar
  7. Thread the needle eye front to back
  8. Draw the bobbin thread up by raising the presser foot as you hold the thread
  9. Turn the handwheel to have the needle down and the takeup lever up
  10. Draw the needle thread up with the bobbin thread loop
  11. Pull about 6 inches of both threads towards the back of the machine and under the presser foot

We recommend reading about what is the best thread for sewing, so you’ll know what to use on your sewing machine.

 

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Conclusion

And that’s it! You just learned how to thread a Babylock sewing machine in two steps.

You only need to put the thread to its pin correctly, then follow the guides until you reach the needle eye. Setting the Babylock is also relatively easy, including threading the bobbin or changing the needle and presser foot. 

But if you have more questions, feel free to leave them below. 

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