We’re going to thread up for a twin needle
or double needle. You’ll first want to take a look at the size of needle you have in your
possession. This number is going to be very crucial because we’re going to want to limit
any decorative stitches down to a smaller size, so don’t just be taking any stitch and
going for it. We’ll start first with a straight stitch. Now you can use a twin needle for a variety
of things. You can use it for decorative stitches-which I’m going to show you. You can use it for
pin tucks, you can use it to stimulate the double row of stitching you have on garments
and it will still have that stretch because the bobbin will turn out like a zigzag and
will actually give you that little extra stretch. Start with one thread here and we’ll put the
other thread on the flip up part here. Here’s the thing, you’re going to take – let me get
my thread cap on there – full cap. Take your threads in your hand together, they’re going
to come underneath that guide in the back as one. Now, here’s the important part. You
look right in here, there’s a little tiny fin that separates the two threads. Now normally
when you thread you just lay it in there and you don’t even think about it, but today we
use it. You’re just going to take one thread in one hand, I’m going to take the blue one
on the right and my purple one on the left, and now I’ll take them in my hand together
and continue threading the rest of my machine. Just like normal. Take out your needle and put your new one
in. This one happens to be a 2.5 double needle. Go ahead and make sure that goes all the way
up. Now your needle threader will not work when you’re threading this, so you’re going
to need to get down and close. I know we get so spoiled with the needle threader, we sometimes
wonder what to do when we can’t use it. Doesn’t matter which of these threads goes in which
one, so I’m just going to put the purple one over here on the right side and my blue one
over here on the left. Of course a Bernina foot is white back there where the number
is and that actually helps reflect some light up and through that hole, so you actually
have a fighting chance to get that underneath. Take both your threads underneath your foot
into the back just like you normally would. All right. I’m going to just first start off by stitching
a straight line of stitches just to make sure everything is threaded up the way I am expecting
it to sew. Sounds good. I usually sew a little bit slower until I kind of build up my confidence
that everything is good to go. Look at how fun this is. We’ll just stop there, all right.
We got two colors going on and you’ll have your bobbin will kind of look [zigzaggy 02:38]
on the back. That will give you that stretch on stretch fabrics and you can buy stretch
twin needles so you can definitely use that really nice. Let’s go ahead and even just a zigzag. If
we pick stitch number two, then we can go ahead and stitch. The default setting of this
stitch is within the range I’m going to show you how to do next, and you can lengthen these
out. It’s kind of fun. We’ll just do a little testing here. Here we go. Wow, that almost
looks like the popular chevrons that are going around right now. Isn’t that fun? Okay. We said that this was a 2.5 double needle.
Your machine’s maximum stitch width is 5.5. What we need to do if we pick a decorative
stitch-let’s do something fun. Let’s do, … it doesn’t matter. One of my favorites is actually
the gathering stitch which is number twelve so one, two. Now this does come up all the
way at the widest setting. If I stitch right now those needles are going to come off the
foot and break my needle. Once on one side, once on the other. Done. What I want to do is I want to stop and I’m
going to reduce the stitch width, it’s a subtraction problem. A five and a half minus the size
of my double needle. If you have a two, it’s going to be much smaller, that type of thing.
So I’m going to go ahead and reduce this down to three. Three plus two and a half would
equal my total width. Now I can go ahead and stitch with confidence knowing that I’m not
going to break my needle. Now if you’re unsure, take your hand wheel and turn it through a
revolution of stitches going to the right and to the left and see and make sure that
you’re not going to overstep your boundaries here. Now every decorative stitch will look completely
different depending on your double needle size that you are picking. Isn’t that fun?
You can really have some fun with that. How about the – call it the honeycomb stitch;
this one is kind of fun. Once again reduce down the stitch width, here we go, all the
way down to three and then we can sew. Remember when we talked about decorative stitches
and you want to stitch them all out so we can really see what they look like? Well,
here’s another round. Put a twin needle in and stitch them all out because you’re going
to have totally different stitches. If you do a triple needle, you can go ahead and put
another spool of thread like on a thread stand. You could put a bobbin-wind a bobbin with
your third color and set it underneath this and put your spool on top and they’ll pull
off the edge. You’ll wind three bobbins up here and line them up so that if you have
only one color of spool, you don’t have to buy three spools, just go ahead and wind some
extra bobbins. Have some fun! Decorative threads, your variegated
threads, will really look very neat when sewn out with a twin needle.

1 thought on “Bernina 530 62 Threading for a Double Needle”

  1. Hi I have problem I am using a twin needles size 2 for hemming Hearst fabric my problem is the bobbin keeps on gathering the fabric and end up the needles are stuck and can't keep sewing. I am new to twin needles actually using bernina machine it frustrated me as I can't find any help in the net too

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