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How to Change Needle on Brother Sewing Machine?

How to Change Needle on Brother Sewing Machine

Changing the needle on your Brother sewing machine is a simple process that can be done in a matter of minutes. Having a correctly installed needle is essential for achieving professional-looking results from your projects. In this guide, we will go over the steps for correctly changing the needle on your Brother sewing machine.

We’ll cover the types of needles that are compatible with Brother sewing machines, the tools you will need for the job, and the steps for changing the needle. By the end of this guide, you will have all the knowledge you need to change your needle with confidence.

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How to Change Needle on Brother Sewing Machine?

To change the needle on a Brother sewing machine, you will need to begin by turning off the machine and unplugging it from the power source.

  • Then, you can open the needle plate cover by pressing the lever down on the side of the machine.
  • Next, you can loosen the needle clamp screw using a screwdriver and remove the old needle.
  • To insert the new needle, place the flat side of the needle facing you and push it up into the needle clamp until it is firmly in place.
  • After that, you can tighten the needle clamp screw to secure the needle. 

Finally, you can close the needle plate cover. Once you have finished, you can plug the machine back into the power source and turn it on to check that it is working properly.

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Brother Sewing Machine Needle Out of Alignment

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If the needle of your Brother Sewing Machine is out of alignment, it will not be able to sew properly. This can result in skipped stitches, uneven stitches, and even broken needles. To fix this issue, it is important first to identify the source of the problem.

It could be caused by something as simple as a dull needle, or something more serious, such as a bent needle, a loose needle clamp, or a misaligned needle bar. Once you have identified the source of the problem, you can adjust the needle to the correct position. This may require loosening the needle clamp, adjusting the needle bar, or replacing the needle.

Once the needle is correctly aligned, test it by sewing a few stitches to make sure it is working properly. If the problem persists, it may be a sign of a larger issue, such as an improperly installed presser foot or incorrect tension settings.

How to Thread A Needle on a Brother Sewing Machine?

To thread a Brother sewing machine:

  1. Start by raising the needle and presser foot.
  2. Pull the thread through the needle threader, and pull the thread through the needle from the front.
  3. Draw the thread up to the spool pin and pull it through the slot in the front of the machine.
  4. Draw the thread over the tension discs and through the take-up lever, and then pull it down the front of the machine.

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Brother Sewing Machine Needle Size

The diameter of the shaft determines the size of a Brother sewing machine needle. The size of the needle is measured in two ways: the American system (which ranges from 8 to 19) and the European system (which ranges from 60 to 110). The larger the number, the larger the needle.

In general, a larger needle size is used for heavier fabrics, such as denim and canvas. The larger the needle, the more stitches it can make in a given time, which is ideal for thicker fabrics. The smaller the needle size, the finer the stitches it can make, which is perfect for thinner fabrics, like silk and lycra.

The type of thread you use will also determine the size of the needle. For example, a size 14 needle is generally used for all-purpose thread, while a size 16 needle is used for heavier threads.

When selecting a needle size, it’s important to consider the fabric you’ll be working with. If you’re unsure of the needle size you need, consult the Brother sewing machine manual for exact recommendations.

How to Remove Broken Needle from Brother Sewing Machine?

First, unplug the sewing machine from the power source. Then, use tweezers or pliers to remove the broken needle from the machine carefully. Be sure to wear gloves when handling the broken needle to avoid getting injured. Finally, dispose of the broken needle in an appropriate container.

What Is the Right Position of Needle in Sewing Machine?

The right position of the needle in a sewing machine is typically in the center or aligned with the center position of the needle plate. This ensures that the fabric is fed evenly and stitches are formed accurately.

What Is the Best Position for a Sewing Machine?

The best position for a sewing machine is on a sturdy and stable surface, preferably a sewing table or a dedicated sewing machine stand. It should be positioned at a comfortable height and angle for the user to maintain good posture and easily access the machine’s controls.

What Moves the Needle Up and Down on a Sewing Machine?

The up and down movement of the needle on a sewing machine is usually controlled by a mechanism called the needle bar. The needle bar is connected to a drive system that moves it up and down as the machine is operated. This movement allows the needle to penetrate the fabric and form stitches in conjunction with the bobbin thread.


Jacky Butchers

Hi, I'm Jacky Butchers, managing and writing on LetMeSewing. I worked in the field for almost a decade, and I holds a degree in Textile Engineering from the University of the Punjab. I've an extensive experience with a wide range of sewing machines, and I'm is happy to share my skills with those just starting out.