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How To Thread Brother Sewing Machine – Newbies Guide

There is no doubt that threading a sewing machine is a tricky and interesting task, but some people give up sewing because they don’t know how to do it.

If you put some focus on threading then this task is not difficult. Threading wants some attention from you. if you pass in threading accurately then Whatever cloth you sow will be perfectly stitched.

If you have just bought your sewing machine and don’t know how to thread the brother sewing machine. If you’re facing a problem in threading a brother sewing machine then this article will help you learn How To Thread Brother Sewing Machine.

Do all sewing machines thread the same?

Yes! Most of brother’s sewing machines have the same way of threading. Most of the time, the threading process is the same, although there may be a little bit of variation.

We‘ll cover the step-by-step guide with images that will help in threading the sewing machine. 

How To Thread A Brother Sewing Machine Bobbin

brother sewing machine guide

Step 1. Pull up a spoon pin and put the spool of thread on it. Put the thread and pass it through around the pre-tension disk.

Step 2. Put the end of the thread and pass it from through inside the bobbin.

Step 3. Put the bobbin on the bobbin winder shaft and turn the bobbin winder shaft on the right side

Step 4. Turn the bobbin clockwise, by hand, until the spring on the shaft slides into the groove of the bobbin.

sewing machine bobbin fitting

Step 5. Keep the thread at the end and move the bobbin slowly. Once you feel that enough thread has been wound, cut off any extra.

sewing machine bobbin
cutting thread from bobbin

Step 6. Press the foot controller and wind until the bobbin seems full, then stop. Cut off thread from thread spool.

Following these steps for winding a bobbin on a Brother sewing machine are now clear to you.

How To Put A Bobbin In A Brother Sewing Machine

Step 1. Turn the handwheel counterclockwise and raise the presser foot lever to raise the needle to the highest position by turning the handwheel of the sewing machine. Slide the button to open the cover.

presser footer of sewing machine

Step 2. As shown by the arrow, put the bobbin in so the thread will come out in that direction.

bobbin installation on sewing machine

Step 3.  It is important to ensure that the thread is inserted correctly through the tension-adjusting spring of the bobbin case. If it is not inserted, reinsert the thread.

installation of bobbin on the sewing machine

Step 4. Hold the end of the thread, push the bobbin down with your finger, and then pass the thread through the slit.

bobbin installation

Step 5. Re-attach the cover again. Now you have successfully installed the bobbin. 

Now you have successfully installed the bobbin.

How Do You Thread The Upper Part Of A Brother Sewing Machine?

The upper threading of the brother sewing machine is effortless. By following these simple steps, you will be able to thread the upper part of your brother’s sewing machine more quickly in the future. Just follow these steps as shown in the images.

upper threading on sewing machine

Step 1. Raise the presser foot upside using the presser lever.

presser foot lever on sewing machine

Step 2. Turn the handwheel counterclockwise (follow image number 5) so that the mark on the handwheel points directly upward. This will raise the needle to its highest position.

Step 3. Put a spool of thread on the spool pin.

Step 4. Pass the thread through the threaded guide. First, pass the thread back side of the threaded guide and then the front as shown in image No 2.

Step 5. It is important to guide the thread through the thread take-up lever from right to left.

thread take up lever

Step 6. Above the needle, place the thread behind the guide. To pass the thread behind the needle bar thread guide, hold the thread in your left hand and feed it with your right hand as shown below image.

needle bar thread guide

Step 7. Leave about 5 cm (2 inches) of thread tail after threading the needle from front to back.

needle bar on sewing machine

If your sewing machine has a needle threader then use it to thread the needle.

How Do You Use A Needle Threader On The Brother Sewing Machine?

Step 1. Turn off your sewing machine and lower the presser footer.

Step 2. Turn the handwheel counterclockwise so that the mark on the handwheel points directly upward.

needle holder on sewing machine

Step 3. Hook the thread onto the guide while lowering the needle threader lever. 

Step 4. Pull down the needle threader lever as much as possible, and then turn the lever toward the back of the machine (away from you). Make sure that the hook passes through the eye of the needle and grabs the thread.

needle threader lever

Step 5. Turn the needle threader lever toward the front of the machine (toward you) lightly holding the thread. The hook will pull the thread through the needle.

needle threader lever

Step 6. Raise the needle threader lever and pull out about 5 cm (2 inches) of thread through the needle toward the back of the sewing machine.

needle threader lever


Threading a sewing machine is not a difficult task. In the above article, I explain how to wind a bobbin, and how to lower and upper thread of a sewing machine.

I also guide you on how to use a needle threader for the brother sewing machine. If you want the full manual of the brother sewing machine then click here you will get the detailed manual of the brother sewing machine.

I hope you enjoyed the article. If you found helpful information in this article then I suggest you share it with your loved ones.

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