How to use Brother sewing machine || Complete Process

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Brother sewing machineToday’s article is beneficial and essential for a newbie dressmaker. Cause, today we are going to share the using process of Brother sewing machine.

If you read it carefully; you will learn:

  • The necessary operating process of the brother machine
  • It’s set-up
  • Maintenance

… And you will get a lot of additional tips and tricks.


Brother is one of the most popular universal sewing brands. This prominent company generates a vast number of models. It mainly makes a machine for:

  1. Beginners
  2. Home-use
  3. Industrial purposes.

That means it is a reliable name for all categories of customers. But for the newbie, my suggestion is using a low-duty model.

Cause, its functionalities are comparatively easier than heavy-duty objects.

However, let’s see the beginner guideline of how to use a brother sewing machine.


The feature of a machine varies model to model. But some basic principles are quite the same in all brother machines.

That means if you can learn one tool’s operating process thoroughly; then you can handle other devices too.

Part 1: How to set-up the brother sewing machine?

After opening the package:

At the initial stage, you have to know its installation process. Here is the way to go.

A complete machine comes with the following accessories. These are:

  1. Foot pedal
  2. A warranty card
  3. A DVD for instruction video
  4. A couple of needles
  5. A screwdriver
  6. Bobbins
  7. Buttonhole foot
  8. Zig-zag foot

Installation process:

Step 1: Attach the power code to the side of the machine and power in.

Step 2: Place the foot pedal on the floor

Step 3: Now, thread it

Part 2: How to thread a brother sewing machine?

This process is categories into three stages. Let’s get a drive-in:

Stage 1: Bobbin winding:

Step 1 – Place the spool:

Place the reel on the spool pin that locates on the machine top position. In this period, I must turn on the machine.

Step 2  -Thread wrapping:

Insert the thread tail to the opposite side of the tension disc from the spool area. At this moment; the spool should be rotated in the clockwise direction.

Step 3 – bobbin hole threading:

Pull the thread tail and pass it through the bobbin hole.

Step 4: Set the bobbin in the winding shaft. Then, slide it to the right side and lock it correctly.

Step 5 – Wrap the thread:

Hold the end of the thread and slightly push it on the foot controller. Then, wrap it around the bobbin area.

Finally, remove the bobbin from the winding shaft.

Stage 2: Needle threading:

Step 1: Raise the take lever. In this time, turn off the machine to avoid possible damage or accident. The balance should be move in a counterclockwise direction.

Step 2: Place the thread spool on the pin area. But before doing this task, draw up the spool pin. The metal hook should be connected to the tension disc.

Step 3: Wrap the thread around the tension disc. Apply the right presser and maintain adequate tension.

Then hook it into the thread guide.

Finally, thread the needle eye.

Stage 3: Loading the bobbin thread:

Step 1: Pull the balance wheel at the right portion and reach the needle into the pick position.

Also, you should raise the presser foot.

Step 2: Take away the bobbin case. (Now, open the shuttle cover. Then lift the bobbin case and latch it toward you)

Step 3: Set-up the bobbin in the bobbin case and place it to the machine.

Part 3: Operating process:

Its operating method is quite similar to other sewing machines. But the advantages are it’s every part is smooth to handle.

However, at first, you have to find out the power switch. Usually, in an ordinary machine, often it challenging to notice quickly.

But in Brother models, you can quickly notice the power bottom.

Then, place the spool pin. (A small plastic or metallic pin that sticks on the top of a machine)

Now, get the bobbin winder and the adjustment button. After that, place the take-up lever.

Next, you should look for the tension dial, clamp screw, and presser foot. Press the presser foot and make sure it is performing correctly.

Finally, place the bobbin cover and release it.

Now, the machine is ready to sew.

Step 1: Set it on a large table.

Step 2: Install the needle in the exact position.

Step 3: You should thread the machine, and we already discussed it in part 2.

Step 4: Select your stitch pattern and set it. Then, place the cloth under the needle and start sewing it.

(Caution: Hold the handwheel properly and press the presser foot continuously)

Additional tips:

Oiling and maintenance:

To keep the machine smooth and corrosion protected; you must oil it regularly. You can use commercial oil. Even coconut oil is good enough to clean this tool.

Take time to learn how to oil a Sewing Machine

Do it twice per month.

Another tip: Cover the machine when not in use.

Final verdict:

Here you know the basics of the Brother machine handling process. If you can implement our instruction correctly, you can make quality stitches.

We wish; you enjoy your crafting job with this high-quality sewing brand.