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How to Thread a Morse Super Dial Sewing Machine

The Morse Super Dial sewing machine was named after Samuel Morse, the inventor of the sewing machine. The Super Dial sewing machine was manufactured in 1955. Though the machine is old, it was made with a lifetime warranty. This means the vintage machine can still work to sew your home projects. Threading the Morse Super Dial machine is a little more complicated than modern sewing machines. However, the threading technique can easily be mastered with a little practice.

Reveal the bobbing by lifting up the metal hinge plate that is located directly in front of the needle bar. Lift the latch that is on top of the round bobbin case. You can then remove the bobbin from the bobbin holder. Remove the casing from the bobbin.

Place a spool of thread on the thread spindle. The thread spindle is located on the right hand side of the machine on the base. Take the end of the thread and insert it through the tension disc that is right behind the thread spindle.

Pull the end of the thread through the round tension disk that is located on the back corner of the machine. Insert the end of the thread through the top hole that is on the bobbin. Pull the thread through the bobbin hole.

Wrap the thread around the bobbin eight times. Place the bobbin on the small bobbin spindle that is located right behind the large motion knob that is on the back of the machine. Press down the bobbin lever to secure the bobbin in place.

Power on the sewing machine. Press and hold down the foot pedal. As you do this thread will spin from the spool onto your bobbin. When you are satisfied with the amount of thread that is on your bobbin, you can release the foot pedal. Cut the remaining thread that is attaching the bobbin to the spool of thread.

Remove the bobbin from the bobbin spindle. Place the bobbin back into the bobbin case. When placing the bobbin back into the bobbin case, pull the end of the bobbin thread through the slot that is on the bobbin case. Once through the slot, pull the thread downward and to the left so that it is in the delivery eye. Leave about 3 inches of thread hanging from the delivery eye.

Place the bobbin case back inside of the bobbin compartment. Push down the latch that is on top of the case to secure the bobbin in place. Replace the metal hinge plate that was removed in Step 1.

Remove the spool of thread from the thread spindle that is on the side of the machine. Place the spool of thread onto the spindle that is on top of the machine.

Pull the end of the thread through the hole that is in the thread guide. The thread guide is located on the top right-hand side of the machine. Proceed to wrap the end of the thread around the round tension disc, from the right side to the left side of the disc.

Bring the end of the thread up through the loop (check spring) that is attached to the tension disc. Continue pulling the thread downward so that it is wrapped under the retainer bar.

Bring the thread up from the retaining bar and pull it through the hole that is in the take-up lever. The take-up lever is located on the top right-hand side of the machine, right next to the thread guide.

Pull the thread downward so you can insert it into the next two thread guides. The second and third thread guides look like small rings. They are located on the front right-hand side of the machine.

Pull the end of the thread through the eye of the sewing machine needle.

Things You'll Need

  • Thread
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