Using Twin Needle Mode

One of the many functions The Machine can perform is a dual line of stitches using a twin needle. A twin needle is two needles on one shank, which when used, allows for perfectly spaced double row of stitching.

Now, once you get the needle installed on The Machine, you thread the left needle as if it were a single needle, following the regular threading path. I do not believe the automatic threader works with the twin needle, so this one needs to be threaded manually. For the second needle, put the spool on the bobbin winding spool pin. The thread first passes through the first bobbin loop, but NOT around the bobbin tension disc.

Through first tension point.

Through first tension point.

Thread 2 then threads through the same thread path as Thread 1, up to point 6. At 6, Thread 2 does NOT go behind the hook and is instead threaded manually through the right needle.

Outside the loop.

Outside the loop.

The bobbin gets loaded as usual and once you set the machine functions, will work with both needles to create the back tension. Now, to set the machine functions, for the twin needle you need to set stitch mode 3, so that the needle is positioned in the middle rather than left of center. Then you hit the button that specifically designates a double needle is being used. It literally shows two needle eyes, so it’s hard to miss. Once you press the button, you will notice that a double row of stitches displays on the touch screen.

Double stitching says go

Double stitching says go

Once you see the double row of stitching on the screen, you’re good to go.