As a fashionista, there is a big chance that you either have a brother sewing machine or wish to have one because of its cool features and durability. But, you know something there is actually no point of having such a fabulous machine, if you don’t even know how to use a brother sewing machine properly.
However, if you’re one of them who actually is unaware of the correct methods, this is the write up you need the most right now. Throughout it, we will be introducing you to a precise guideline of using a brother sewing machine as suggested by the pros. Keep following us to whet your skills with a brother machine. Let’s go!
Using brother sewing machine effectively
Successful use of any brother sewing machine requires you to be skilled in the following areas: familiar with the machine’s basic parts, winding, threading, and stitch selection. Without being skilled in these, you should forget the phrase ‘effective use’. However, here follows the easiest description for each of the areas. We recommend you to go through the sections consecutively.
- On/off switch: This button is given for activating or inactivating the engine of the machine.
- Stitch selection button: With this you can pick the correct in-built stitch that is fit to your project.
- Stitch width and length selector: The width selector lets you set the stitch width according to the type of your fabrics while the length selector allows you to increase or decrease the stitch length.
- Presser foot: This, you will always find just under the needle. Its prime job is to press the fabric or leather against feed dogs; hence the fabric doesn’t slip now and then. However, in almost all the brother sewing machines, you will have the following presser feet- general, buttonhole, and zipper.
- Feed dogs: These you will find situated on the throat plate. These basically keep dragging your fabric towards the sewing machine.
- Hand wheel: It is often called ‘flywheel’ that allows you to set the stitch either bottom or top Bobbin case: This is the thing that holds the bobbin while sewing is going on.
- Spool pin: Just like the bobbin case, it keeps holding the thread spool while sewing is going on. Tension discs: The tension of your thread must be controlled for better stitching and tension discs do the job.
- Thread guides: Thread guides act as the guides for you as these show you where to place the thread. These even safeguard that your thread is set firmly when you sew.
- Reverse button: This helps you take the opposite sewing to secure the vulnerable stitches.
Winding the bobbin
For winding the bobbin properly, kindly follow the steps serially.
- In the first instance, activate the machine using the on/off switch and then unseal the top cover.
- Set the bobbin over the bobbin winder’s shaft and continue pressurizing it or slip the winder to you until the bobbin gets tightly attached to the place.
- Take out the closure of the spool pin so that you can put the spool of thread spool onto it.
- After setting the thread spool, slide it to confirm that it is in an even position and the thread doesn’t get coiled to the fore part.
- Slide the lid on top of the pin. Keep sliding the cover to the right to maximum.
- Hold the thread near to the spool of thread using the right hand and drag it using the left one. Tug the thread at first till behind the lid of the thread guide. Keep leading it to the forepart then.
- Now, lead the thread under ‘thread guide plate’. Be sure that you don’t lead the thread from the left side.
- Keep dragging the thread and bring it underneath of the thread guide’s hook. After that, wind it under the pretension disk. Make sure that you wind opposite to the clock.
- Wind the thread that is pulled out from clockwise threading. Wind it maximum 6 times around the bobbin.
- Drag the end of the thread by the ‘guide slit’ and keep it dragging to the right and then cut it.
- If you want to have the winding speed increased, just glide the speed-controller towards right.
- To finish, have a scissor to wound the thread’s end. Take out the bobbin from the shaft by simply gliding the shaft to left.
Threading the needle
For better threading, kindly maintain the steps serial:
- Switch off the machine.
- Pick out the presser foot’s lever.
- Turnover the hand-wheel to you to set the needle to the top.
- Roll up the spool pin and set a thread spool onto it
- Using your right hand hold the end of the thread and pass it via the thread guide’ notch.
- Drag the thread down and then up following the thread guide consecutively to create a U shape.
- Now, pass the thread by that guide, which is above the needle.
- Insert the thread into the needle’s hole and lead its end by presser foot.
- In the end, remember to pull out approximately 2”-thread to the rear of your machine.
Almost all the brother sewing machines contain a number of stitches for offering you better sewing experience. In case, you find the stitches unfamiliar, kindly go through stitch chart and decide which one is perfect for your project.
Once decision is taken, you can lock your stitch either using the LCD screen and push buttons or the turn dial. It depends on the model of the machine you have purchased.
If your machine features LCD monitor with push buttons, then you just need to push the buttons until the number of your comes on the monitor. Once it is shown, you can lock it using any of the buttons. For details, you must check your machine manual as the system may vary.
On the contrary, if your machine has got a turn dial, simply turn it to the right or the left to match the number of your stitch.
To sum up, it can be said that using a brother sewing machine isn’t as easy as it sounds to be. But, if you go through our guideline on how to use a brother sewing machine repeatedly, we guarantee your quick expertise in operating a brother sewing machine.