Have you ever been in a hurry to change the thread on your machine and lifted the spool and tugged? We’ll confess we’re guilty of doing that on occasion but there’s a better way that’s kinder to your machine.
Pulling the thread backwards like that can cause tension problems, especially with computerized machines. That’s not to mention all the extra lint that can be released from thread running backwards through machine parts.
A better way is to snip the thread near the spool and pull the remaining threaded piece through the needle.
This tip is included in an excellent article about bad sewing habits written by Melissa Prendergast. It’s worth reading through all of her tips.
The following video shows the process of properly unthreading a machine (it starts at 1:13).
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