Updated at: 15-04-2022 - By: Sienna Lewis

Sewing machines can accommodate a wide variety of threads. There are a wide selection of threads to choose from, as well as a wide variety of spools to choose from. A variety of methods are available for winding them onto the spool.

Find out how to use your own sewing machine’s spools of thread. Using the horizontal or vertical pins for spooling on your machine (BERNINA 5 Series, 7 Series, and other types) and the thread stand will be explained in detail.

Cross-Wound Thread Spools

Cross-wound thread generates a “X”-like pattern on the spool because of the way it is wound. From left to right, below are various instances of cross-wounds spools. Gutermann Cotton Aurifil 50 thread from Sew-All, silk finish cotton Mettler 50 wt thread, and polyester embroidered thread Isacord 40 wt thread are all options. There are a variety of spools to choose from. Some have a larger thread on one end, while others have the same thread on both. It is possible to utilize cross-wound cones, but they are too large to be attached to the sew-on machine.

Stacked Thread Spools

Stacking thread refers to a type of spool in which the rows are stacked on top of one another. Using this tool, you can draw lines that run parallel to the spool end. Coats & Clark heavy quilting thread, Coats & Clark Dual Duty thread, Madeira rayon embroidery thread, and Coats & Clark Heavy Duty thread are examples. Thread stacks with a symmetrical pattern on both sides are quite common.

How to Mount Cross-Wound Threads

This sewing machine has four cross-wound threads that we’ll have a look at attaching. Cross-wound threads are best fed from one side of the spool, as a general rule. Add an attached sewing machine thread stand to your sewing machine for cross-wounds spools, or a horizontal thread pin on the sewing machine.

The spool pin is put in place.

  • The spool pin must be attached. on the spool pin is a spring
  • Make sure the hook section of the long end of the straight piece of the spool pin is inserted into the spool’s hole before continuing.
  • Over the spooling pin, place the spring cover and secure it in place.
  • If the spring’s short end does not extend past the groove on the spring cover, it is not properly installed.
  • Using the spool pin supporter, ensure that the protruding section of the spring cover of the spool pin is nestled within its groove.
  • Make sure that the spool pin-straight section of the spring is inserted into the spool pin hole on both of the supporters.
  • Supporter’s rib on the holder for spool pins
  • After that, fix the holder to the floor by pushing it to the lower side.
  • Observe the images below. If you’re having a hard time understanding the instructions, you can go to this page for more information.

Installing an additional spool pin

  • When sewing with twin needles or metallic threads, make sure you have an additional spool pin attached to your Brother sewing machine.
  • The bobbin’s winder shaft should have an extra Spool pin attached to it.

How Do You Fix A Broken Spool Pin On A Brother Sewing Machine?

You may want to see if you can find a replacement Brother spool pin online. However, make certain it is compatible with the model you now own. The user must open their Brother sewing machine and remove the casing to perform the replacement installation.

Can You Use A Sewing Machine Without A Spool Pin?

The spool pin is an essential part of a sewing machine because it keeps the thread spool in place. Without or using the correct pin, your thread will not feed properly since it will be in the wrong spot. When stress is applied, the spool pin’s strength diminishes, and the sewing machine comes loose.

The spool pin makes it possible for the spool to revolve, therefore facilitating the unraveling of the threads. Be aware that if this part of stitching is malfunctioning, knots or breaks may occur in the thread. What other issues can arise from the use of spool pins?

Troubleshooting the pin on the spool

If glue residue is on the labels on the spool, the spool pin will be sticky. There is a risk that the thread will not unwind smoothly. However, the good news is that you can get rid of the residue from the pin by using the help of rubbing alcohol.

What To Do If You Don’t Have A Spool Cap?

Call the manufacturer of your sewing machine for a replacement spool cap. Any firm foam can be used for the time being, as long as it’s big enough to fit the needle pins. A hair elastic can also be used to form vertical spool pins.


This is all you need to know! The Brother sewing machine’s spool pins were just replaced in the previous section. Just remove the screw and the stopper plate and you’re done. Before installing the new pin, it is essential to read the instruction booklet, as it may be difficult to follow without drawings.