Parts of the Machine: Pedal (Foot Controller), Presser Foot, Handwheel, Backstitch, Thread Cutter Threading the Bobbin:
Pull spool-pin up as far as possible, then put thread on pin.
Pass thread around pretension disk twice. (all machines wrap around this slightly different, check your manual.)
Pass the end of the thread through the hole on the bobbin from the inside of the bobbin.
Put the bobbin onto the bobbin winder shaft and slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right. Turn the bobbin clockwise, by hand, until the spring on the shaft slides into the groove on the bobbin.
Holding the thread up, gently press the pedal to wind the thread around the bobbin a few times then stop. Trim the excess thread above the bobbin. (If you do not trim this thread, it may get caught while sewing and interfere with operations.)
Continue to wind bobbin by pressing the pedal until the bobbin is full.
When full, cut thread, slide bobbin shaft to the left and remove bobbin.
Thread your bobbin following the instructions on machine.
Threading the Needle:
Raise the presser foot using the presser foot lever. Raise the needle using handwheel (make sure the line on handwheel is facing up), or use the needle position button.
Pull spool pin up as far as possible and put thread on.
Feed the thread through as shown in diagram
Be sure to catch the thread in the thread take up lever from right to left.
Put the thread behind the needle bar thread guy above the needle.
Thread the needle from front to back and pull about 2 inches of extra thread.
Draw up the lower thread *parts of these directions have been adapted from the Brother Sewing Machine Guidebook
Part 2: Practice Stitching Straight Lines
Check your stitch length (our machines are at a width of 00) and length (3.5).
Start with two rectangles of fabric.
Line up about ½” from back edge and side lined up with tape.
Put presser foot down.
Backstitch 3-4 stitches.
Sew straight lines- do not pull or push, just gently guide.
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