In this video you will learn how to change the needle of your machine.
First, to check the condition of your needle, lightly pass your finger under the point to to check its sharpness. If the point is blunt, you need to change it.
You can change the needle in 6 simple steps:
STEP 1: Turn the balance wheel towards you in order to raise the needle bar to its highest position.
STEP 2: Lower the presser-foot by lowering the presser-foot-lifter.
STEP 3: Hold the needle with your left hand. Unscrew the needle-clamp-screw carefully.
STEP 4: Take the needle off.
STEP 5: Take the new needle and insert it in the needle slot until it goes no further.
The curved section above the eye of the needle is called a scarf.
A long scarf allows the bobbin-hook to loop the thread easily.
See to it that the scarf of the needle is always facing towards the right, towards the hook assembly.
STEP 6: While holding the needle, screw the needle-clamp carefully.
The needle has to be changed: in case it breaks, becomes blunt or problems like skipped stitches arise.
You have now learned to change the needle of your machine.