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Fabric, Thread, And Needle Combinations - Brother 885-X03 Operation Manual

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KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —

FABRIC, THREAD, AND NEEDLE COMBINATIONS

Fabric Type/Application
Broadcloth
Medium weight
fabrics
Flannel, Gabardine
Thin fabrics
Georgette
Challis, Satin
Thick fabrics
Stretch fabrics
Easily frayed fabrics
For top-stitching
Note
● Never use a thread weighted #20 or lower. It may cause machine malfunction.
Memo
● The lower the thread number, the thicker the thread; and the higher the needle number, the thicker the
needle.
■ Ball point needle
Use the ball point needle when sewing on stretch fabrics or fabrics where skipped stitches easily occur.
The factory recommended needle is "HG-4BR" (Organ). Schmetz needles "JERSEY BALL POINT" 130/705H SUK
90/14 may be used as a substitute.
■ Transparent nylon thread
Use a 90/14 to 100/16 needle, regardless of the fabric or thread.
CAUTION
Make sure you follow the needle, thread, and fabric combinations listed in the table.
Using the wrong combination, such as heavyweight fabric like denim with a small needle
(65/9-75/11), may bend or break the needle. The wrong combination may also cause the seam
to be uneven, the fabric to pucker, or the machine to skip stitches.
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Cotton thread
Taffeta
Synthetic thread
Silk thread
Lawn
Cotton thread
Synthetic thread
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
Type
Size
60–90
50
60–90
50
30
50
50–60
50–60
50–90
50
30
50–60
Size of Needle
75/11–90/14
65/9–75/11
100/16
90/14–100/16
Ball point needle
75/11–90/14
(gold colored)
65/9–90/14
100/16
75/11–90/14

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