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Needle Types And Their Uses - Brother Sewing Machines Operation Manual

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GETTING READY

Needle types and their uses

The sewing machine needle that should be used depends on the fabric and thread thickness. Refer to the
following table when choosing the thread and needle appropriate for the fabric that you wish to sew.
Fabric Type/Application
Medium
weight
fabrics
Thin fabrics
Thick
fabrics
Stretch
fabrics
Easily frayed fabrics
For top-stitching
Memo
The lower the thread number, the thicker the
thread, and the higher the needle number,
the thicker the needle.
Use the ball point needle when sewing on
stretch fabrics or fabrics where skipped
stitches easily occur.
Use a 90/14 to 100/16 needle with
transparent nylon threads, regardless of the
fabric being sewn.
A 75/11 needle is already installed when the
sewing machine is purchased.
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Type
Broadcloth
Cotton thread
Taffeta
Synthetic thread
Flannel,
Silk thread
Gabardine
Lawn
Cotton thread
Georgette
Synthetic thread
Challis, Satin
Silk thread
Denim
Cotton thread
Corduroy
Synthetic thread
Tweed
Silk thread
Jersey
Thread for knits
Tricot
Cotton thread
Synthetic thread
Silk thread
Synthetic thread
Silk thread
Thread
Size of Needle
Weight
60–80
75/11–90/14
50
60–80
50
30–50
90/14–100/16
50–60
Ball point needle
50–60
(golden colored)
75/11–90/14
50–80
50
50–60
90/14–100/16
CAUTION
● The appropriate fabric, thread and needle
combinations are shown in the table
above. If the combination of the fabric,
thread and needle is not correct,
particularly when sewing thick fabrics
(such as denim) with thin needles (such as
65/9 to 75/11), the needle may bend or
break. In addition, the stitching may be
uneven or puckered or there may be
skipped stitches.
65/9–75/11
65/9–90/14

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  • Teresa Fields Dec 07, 2018 03:19:
    I have unfortunat​ely moved several times in the last 5 years and cannot find the manual for my brother GX37 sewing machine. I actually have never unboxed it. Recently I needed to make something and when I sew the seams they are not catching from the bottom, I think. I finish a seam, pull it out of the machine, and the thread just comes right out. This is my first brother product, and I have to say I am not impressed. Why is this happening?
  • john merchant Nov 26, 2017 09:11:
    could you please tell me if there is a instructio​n manual for a Brother BC 2100 computer sewing machine many thanks
  • jahangir Mar 21, 2017 07:18:
    zigzag machine error message 855
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  • Vivian Jul 22, 2015 06:22:
    Can you please send me the link to show a picture of how the bottom of the bobbin need to look something has come loose behind the bobbin casing it could be for moving the fabric it was clicking there now the fabric won't move vlewis181@​gmail is my email address