We are so excited to now offer the Super Easy Machine Needle Threader for your Singer Featherweight. This will work on ALL household sewing machines, too, but we are partial to our Featherweights, aren't we?! As an added bonus, it not only is helpful as a needle threader, but it easily inserts the needle, too!
Working with many needle threaders through the years, we were tickled to have a fellow Featherweight friend from Texas show us this particular style this summer when we were on our Featherweight Maintenance Workshop Tour. Thank you, David! This gadget is fantastic!
Let's begin with the needle insertion:
To insert a needle in the needle clamp on the machine, first place the needle in the hole on the one end of the needle inserter, making sure the flat side of the needle shaft faces LEFT. This will help hold the needle steady for you as well!
Place the needle into the needle clamp shaft and raise the needle so that it’s as high as it will go. You can double check this if you want by applying pressure with your finger nail at the needle point.
With the needle threader still holding the needle in place, tighten the needle clamp as tight as you can.
Remove the needle inserter and double-check that the needle clamp is tightened all the way down.
This is important… slowly turn the handwheel towards you by hand to make sure the needle goes up and down smoothly and doesn’t hit the bobbin assembly. If the needle is hitting something as it goes down, then most likely the needle is not all the way up into the shaft and you will need to adjust it accordingly.
NOW, for the fun and exciting part! Let’s thread our Featherweight needle easily!
Hold the needle threader with the white hook and little blue arrow facing up.
Slip the thread strand horizontally into the “Y-groove” of the pusher.
Place the needle threader so that the needle is vertically into the shaft of the Y groove.
Holding the thread fairly loose, gently press the needle threader against the needle and slide the pusher down shaft of the needle until the inner wire catches of the eye of the needle.
Push the grip to insert thread into the eye.
Slowly remove pusher from the needle.
Insert top white hook in the thread loop and pull the thread all the way through the needle.
Now wasn't that SUPER EASY!
** Note - Needle insertion may vary with machine model depending on the machine requirement for the flat side of the needle. Be sure to turn the tool as needed for correct needle insertion. (i.e. The flat side of the needle faces LEFT on a Singer Featherweight, but on newer machine models the flat side of the needle usually faces towards the back.)