Multi Needle Mandala Tutorial

by Nicholas Myers on June 02, 2021

Today, we are going to do a demo on our ten needle The Venture. We are using a mandala design and we like these because of all of the different colors, and the beautiful thing about the multi needle is that you don’t have change your colors more than once. In this tutorial we are going to go over how to change that thread really easily and how the machine tells you what to do and does it all by itself.

On the screen you can see there is pink in spool 1, teal on 2, lime green on 3, yellow on 4, lilac on 5, and a dark purple on 6. The screen also shows you this on the right side. Our colors are lined up already to make it easier to put in on the machine. What’s cool about threading a multi needle is that it numbers the threads for you, so it’s difficult to mess it up once you get the hang of it.

 thread colors in multi needle

If your machine is already threaded like our ten needle is, it’s easy to snip the old thread, tie the new one on and pull it through. We are going to take the time to show you the different spots and why they are critical that you get your thread through each section. 

First we are going to snip off the first 6. We are going to take our number 1 color that is pink and tie it to the number 1 spot. There are threads guides on the first bar, the second bar, the third thread guide is up top and is a white bar with holes in it and is labeled 1-10 and the one below it is the 4th thread guide , a smaller white bar with holes in it, and labeled the same way. The 5th thread guide looks like two separate L shaped metal pieces with holes in them, the dials are your tension discs, and the little metal rods that stick out around the tension discs your thread will go on the right side of the first one and the left side of the second one. If there is only one metal rod then it will go around the the disc first and then on the left seed of the metal rod if you are facing the machine on the right side. You will thread the opposite on the metal rods if facing the left side. After this there are some small white tensions discs, and then like with your standard sewing machine, it will go down, up and around and into the eye of the needle.

thread guide multineedle

When I’m tying my thread I like to do almost a double knot but only using one of the colors, so that I’m not creating too big of a knot to pull through, but also making sure the thread doesn’t come undone halfway through the machine. I really like this design because of the bright colors it made me feel very spring/summer vibes and mandalas are just a really fun design and very intricate. You want to make sure that you’re purchasing these mandala designs from a reputable source.

Once they’re all tied off hopefully they don’t come undone but if they do not a big deal. Then you grab the thread from the eye of the needle and slowly pull it through. It’s going to the first two bars then down through each thread guide, past the tension discs, down around and through and back down like on a standard sewing machine when threading. To make this process easier for all threads once you’ve pulled the first through leave it there and work on the rest of the threads.

My machine might look a little different than your set up at home. Today we are featuring the magnetic hoop and the extension table. The extension table is really nice for big projects maybe coats or bags, so they’re not putting so much wear and tear on your machine. Once all of your thread is pulled through I’m going to trim them a little bit, because you don’t need that much to work with. I like to keep my workbench clean so I’m going to toss the excess threads away. 


We are going to open our screen back up again by clicking on it. Then you’ll click on the first needle and after click on the needle button below, and your needle threader will pop out right behind the eye of your needle. I like to go around the needle threader to the right try catching it on the hook and coming around the white bar.

thread needle multineedle

Then when you press your needle button threader again it pulls that thread through the eye and to a safe spot. To continue the process we will press 2, the head of the machine moves, you can press needle threader and repeat that process.  With your multi needle machine it is extremely important that you wait until the head moves because if you try to engage your needle threader at the same time it will bend and damage your needle threader. 

After you have your top threaded you want to make sure to put in your bobbin and bobbin case. Multi-needles take a size 11 and they come in different styles paper, plastics and magnets. I personally like the magnets because you can make sure they don’t fall out during your sewing.

There is this free arm spot below your machine and it’s where your bobbin and bobbin case will reside in this process. There is a little open in the slot for the bobbin case as well as an opening on the bobbin case. Make sure that those two align and make sure you hear a click so you know it’s in place. That’s how you know it’s secure and will minimize any issues in the future. Now that everything is secure and safe we are ready to look the machine and start it.

 timelapse mandala multineedle


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