How To Use Cone Thread On A Sewing Machine

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By Meagan Michi

Cone thread is intended for use on a serger or coverstitch machine. Compared to a medium-sized spool of regular thread that contains about 500 yards, cone thread contains 3,000 yards. Additionally, cone thread is significantly cheaper per yard. These reasons make cone thread an attractive option for use on a sewing machine. In fact, many...

Wind Cone Thread onto a Bobbin 1

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Place an empty bobbin on the bobbin winder of your sewing machine.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Thread the machine in the proper configuration for your machine with the cone thread.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Hold the cone thread with the tips of your index and middle finger of your right hand.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Press the foot pedal and wind the bobbin.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Use the bobbin on the spool pin of your sewing machine as you would a regular spool of thread.

Use a Coffee Cup 6

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Put the cone thread in a coffee cup or a short juice glass that will accommodate the size of the cone with room to spare around the perimeter.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Place the coffee cup behind your sewing machine so it's relative to the location of the spool pin.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Thread and use the sewing machine as usual.

Use a Thread Stand 9

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Buy a thread stand online or from your local sewing shop.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Set the stand up behind your machine so it's situated behind the spool pin where a regular spool of thread would be placed.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Put the cone thread on the stand, and thread it through the guide on the top of the metal rod.

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Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Thread and use the sewing machine as usual.

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