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Useful Sewing Tips; Trial Sewing; Changing The Sewing Direction; Sewing Curves - Brother Sewing Machines Operation Manual

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SEWING BASICS

Useful Sewing Tips

Various ways to achieve better results for your sewing projects are described below. Refer to these tips
when sewing your project.

Trial sewing

After a stitch is selected, the machine automatically
sets the stitch width and length for the stitch that was
selected.
However, a trial piece of fabric should be sewn since,
depending on the type of fabric and stitching being
sewn, the desired results may not be achieved.
For the trial sewing, use a piece of fabric and thread
that are the same as those used for your project, and
check the thread tension and stitch length and width.
Since the results differ depending on the type of
stitching and the number of layers of fabric sewn,
perform the trial sewing under the same conditions
that will be used with your project.

Changing the sewing direction

a
When the stitching reaches a corner, stop the
sewing machine.
Leave the needle lowered (in the fabric). If the
needle remained up when the machine stopped
sewing, press
(needle position button) to
lower the needle.
b
Raise the presser foot lever, and then turn the
fabric.
Turn the fabric using the needle as a pivot.
c
Lower the presser foot lever and continue
sewing.
62

Sewing curves

Stop sewing, and then slightly change the sewing
direction to sew around the curve. For details on
sewing with an even seam allowance, refer to
"Sewing an even seam allowance" (page 64).
When sewing along a curve while using a zigzag
stitch, select a shorter stitch length in order to obtain
a finer stitch.

Sewing thick fabrics

■ If the fabric does not fit under the presser foot
If the fabric does not fit easily under the presser
foot, raise the presser foot lever even higher to
bring the presser foot to its highest position.

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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