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

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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 you have set up the machine with the thread
and needle appropriate for the type of fabric being
sewn, the machine automatically sets the thread
tension and stitch length and width for the stitch that
is 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
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

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.
Raise the presser foot lever, and then turn the
Turn the fabric using the needle as a pivot.
Lower the presser foot lever and continue

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 66).
When sewing along a curve while using a zigzag
stitch, select a shorter stitch length in order to obtain
a finer stitch.

Adjusting the presser foot pressure

The presser foot pressure (the amount of pressure
applied to the fabric by the presser foot) can be
Lower the presser foot lever to lower the
presser foot.
a Presser foot lever


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