How do you find the end of the thread on a spool?

How do you find the end of the thread on a spool?

The bottom of the spool is indicated by the frilly edge that is where you should find the thread end. All you have to do is twist that bottom section and you should see the thread end waiting patiently for you.

Is a spool cap necessary?

If you are using a horizontal spool pin on your machine (sideways), you need to use a spool cap. A spool cap (sometimes called a spool holder) holds the spool or cone on the pin. It’s not necessary for the spool cap to hold the thread tightly against the attached end of the spool pin.

How do you unspool a thread?

Do you? Pull on the bottom of the spool. It will pop open. This is nice because after you use the spool, you can wrap the thread around by using the notches in the bottom of the spool and then push up on the bottom and it locks the thread back in place.

Is there a secret compartment for needles in a spool of thread?

If you twist that end of a Gütermann spool not only does it pop up so you can find the thread end… the bottom comes off to reveal the hidden compartment!

How do you end a stitch?

This method works anytime you have a stitch you can pass the needle under.

  1. Slide the needle under an existing stitch.
  2. Pull it through to make a loop.
  3. Pass the needle through the loop.
  4. Pull the needle to close the loop and make a knot.
  5. Repeat under the same stitch to make a second knot for added security.

What can I use instead of a spool?

One substitute already mention is craft foam. Actually, just about any firm foam should be usable as a substitute temporarily. All you have to do is cut it to size and then make sure there is a large enough, but not too large of a hole, for the spool pin to fit into.

What is a spool cap on sewing machine?

A spool cap is designed to keep the thread spool on the machine as you sew. To keep your thread from catching on the spool cap and breaking, match the size of the spool cap with the size of the thread spool. When in doubt, use a spool cap smaller than the spool.

What is a spool cap on a sewing machine?

How much does a spool of thread cost?

Sewing Thread Sale

Code Description Price
SPC010 Ultra Lightweight Polyester Blend – 1 Lb Spool $8.00
SPC015 Spun Cotton – Tex 40 – White (A&E) – 1 Lb / 12,000 Yards $10.00
SPC024 Cotton Thread – Tex 70 – Natural (A&E) – 1.5 Lbs / 10,000 Yards $10.00
SPC027 Lightweight Yellow Polyester Sewing Thread – 12 Oz Cone for $6 $6.00

How can you tell if a thread is good?

According to Deborah Moebes in her article “Your Thread Has a Shelf Life,” there is a simple test to determine whether thread is expired or not: Tie a knot in the middle of a forearm-length piece of thread. Gently pull the thread from both ends. If the thread breaks, it’s too old to use.

Is there a way to end a spool of thread?

It does happen. For some reason, thread manufacturers cannot find a consistent way to end a spool of thread. They seem to enjoy making their customers spend a long time searching and wasting the thread on the spool. Maybe it is their way to get people to buy more thread.

Where is the secret in your thread spool?

Once I show you this secret, you’ll always know where the manufacturer has hidden that thread end. Each brand of spool has a slightly different way of doing it and one brand even has a hidden compartment! First up, a King Tut thread spool. On this spool you can easily see where the thread end is as indicated by the arrow.

Where is the thread end on a King Tut spool?

On this spool you can easily see where the thread end is as indicated by the arrow. But if you couldn’t find the thread end, simply pry up the top of the spool with your fingers: I had no idea the top of the spools popped up like that! In fact, on King Tut spools, the whole top comes off, if you pull hard enough.

When did you start using wooden thread spools?

I’ve been sewing since I was a young girl when I started making Barbie doll clothes and I didn’t know this secret. Back then in the early 70s, you could still get thread on wooden spools! Now you may be one of those who has known about this all along.