How to Thread a Singer Sewing Machine Model Diana 860

Updated April 17, 2017

Threading the Singer Sewing Machine Model Diana 860, which has not been manufactured for a number of years, is a procedure that can be both puzzling and frustrating until it is learnt through practice. Once the process has been mastered, however, future attempts will take less time whenever it becomes necessary to thread the machine once again.

Raise the machine's needle to its highest position.

Raise the presser foot.

Place spool of thread on the spool pin located at the top of the machine.

Pass the end of the thread through the threading points and pull it toward the tension assembly.

Feed the thread under the tension assembly and through the tension discs.

Feed the end of the thread downward through the threading points above the needle.

Pass 3 or 4 inches of thread through the eye of the needle.

Place a bobbin wound with thread into the machine.

Place the end of the thread through the needle.

Rotate the hand wheel until the needle fully enters into the bobbin case.

Move the hand wheel until the needle is at its highest position.

Pull the thread to bring a loop of thread out of the bobbin case.

Release the top thread and pull the bobbin thread up until the end of the thread appears.

Pull the top and bottom threads under the presser foot and towards the hand wheel.

Things You'll Need

  • Spool of thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing machine needles
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Larry Singer began writing professionally in 1971 for the "Boca Raton News." Since that time he has worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina and Arkansas. He has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Florida Atlantic University.