Pull the thread on the sewing machine downwards
When I picked up my sewing machine the other day, the mechanic asked me how I would pull my thread out of the machine when changing the yarn - he would have found so many lint in the area of the tension discs, which caused the set thread tension to stop would hold correctly.
I was amazed bass and said that I would cut the thread close to the spool of thread and then pull out of the machine up there. It was explained to me that this was exactly bad for the machine: The thread, which one pulls out of the machine, so to speak, has already gone a long way through the machine behind it, is claimed accordingly and possibly roughened to a minimum (one notices this when working with metallic yarns!). Therefore, such a thread should then not be pulled through the machine a second time (and that would be on the "way" up), because this phenomenon intensifies.
However, if you cut the thread close to the thread spool and pull it out of the machine from below the presser foot, the thread will simply continue to pass through the machine, as does sewing anyway - all is well! In order to imagine this better, here is a supplement: Imagine how often or how long the upper thread is already moved through the eye of the needle before it is even sewn / verstickt.
For all machines used by us (sewing machine, embroidery computer, overlock and cover lock):
Also and especially when pulling out the thread should run like this: From the thread reel coming to the needle tip - so:
Oto cut off - from upull out! (To make things easier to remember, I often use the order of the (important) letters in the alphabet: "Ofrom "Above" comes before the "uin "below".)
Who says he has done it since ... without problems always different or just like that - may he stay with it and feel comfortable with his machine exactly for that reason!
Oh, maybe two things to consider when it comes to pulling on machine yarn:
- Put the thread (as well as for sewing) under the presser foot (see picture 2) - in this case to the left side (here we have in the truest sense of the word "free hand"). Such a thread guide decreases the tension that inevitably arises when pulling on the thread.
- Before lift the presser foot and leave it at the top - this reduces the tension on the tension washers that are so named: they then - and only then - diverge a little bit apart - this additionally relieves the machine when it tightens the thread. By the way: Many overlock and coverlock machines do not "open" this upper thread tension!