How to Thread a Brother Sewing Machine

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Things You'll Need

  • Brother sewing machine

  • Thread

Threading a Brother sewing machine may seem complicated to someone who does not have experience with the Brother brand, but the procedure is similar to that of many other popular models. Often, Brother sewing machines have stickers or other diagrams printed on the machine to help you through the process.


Step 1

Fig. 1

Raise the presser foot by lifting the lever located to the right and above the needle. (Fig. 1)

Step 2

Fig. 2

Turn the top knob on the side of the machine (Fig. 2) until the needle is at its highest position. If nothing happens when you turn the knob, check to make sure the flat switch in the middle of the knob is in the "needle" rather than the "bobbin" position.


Step 3

Fig. 3

Place a spool of thread on the spool holder on the top of the machine. Pass the thread across the top of the machine to the slot at the far left side. (Fig. 3.)

Step 4

Fig. 4

Bring the thread down the connected vertical slot on the front of the machine and back up the parallel slot 1/2 inch to the left of the first slot. At the top of this slot is the thread take-up lever. Loop the thread from the right to the left through the take-up lever and bring the thread back down the same vertical slot. (Fig. 4)


Step 5

Fig. 5

Hook the thread behind the thread holder above the needle and pass the thread from the front to the back through the needle. (Fig. 5)