If you’re new to sewing, or if you’ve never changed the needle on your Brother sewing machine, don’t worry – it’s a quick and easy process!
Most sewing machines will have a little door or compartment on the side that you can open to change the needle. You’ll need to reference your machine’s manual to find out exactly where it is and how to open it.
Once the compartment is open, you can unscrew the old needle and screw in a new one. Make sure that the new needle is facing the right direction before you start sewing again.
Sewing is fun for the sewers. Many sewing machines are available on market now. The Brother sewing machine is a good one for under $500. Let’s get a detailed idea to change the needle on a Brother Sewing Machine easily.
How to change the needle on a Brother Sewing Machine?
Here’s a quick and easy guide to help you get started.
- Unplug your Brother sewing machine from the power source
- Raise the needle to its highest point by turning the handwheel toward you
- Loosen the needle clamp screw with a Phillips head screwdriver and remove the old needle from the clamp
- Insert the new needle into the clamp with the flat side of the needle facing toward you, and tighten the screw securely
- Lower the needle to its lowest position by turning the handwheel away from you, then raise it back to its highest position
How To Change A Needle On A Brother Sewing Machine:
FAQ on “How to change the needle on Brother Sewing Machine?”
This segment is set based on questions from the customer. Needle alignment and changing the position of the needle are briefed in this segment.
1. How Do You Align the Needle on a Brother Sewing Machine?
If you’re having trouble aligning the needle on your Brother sewing machine, there are a few things you can try. First, make sure that the needle is properly inserted into the needle bar.
If it’s not, unscrew the needle bar clamp and insert the needle so that the flat side is facing up.
Then, tighten the clamp until it’s snug. Next, check to see if the needle is installed correctly in the holder. It should be inserted so that the point of the needle is facing the back of the machine.
If it’s not, remove the holder and reinsert it so that the point of the needle is pointing in the correct direction.
Finally, take a look at your tension disk. If it’s not screwed on tightly enough, it can cause problems with alignment.
Simply unscrew it a bit and then screw it back on until it’s snug. Once you’ve tried all of these things, your Brother sewing machine should be running smoothly!
2. How Do You Change the Needle Position on a Brother Se 400?
Assuming you would like a step-by-step guide on how to change the needle position on a Brother SE 400:
1. Make sure your machine is turned off and unplugged.
2. Lift up the presser foot lever and release the needle by turning the handwheel toward you until the mark aligns with the needle clamp screw.
3. Loosen the needle clamp screw and remove the needle.
4. Insert the new needle making sure that the flat side is facing back and tighten the clamp screw securely by hand, then turn it another 1/4 to 1/2 turn with a wrench or pliers.
5. For best results, we recommend using genuine Brother sewing machine needles available in sizes 65/9, 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, and 100/16 for general-purpose sewing; embroidery needles are also available in sizes 75/11.
6. If reusing the same size needle, check that it is not damaged or bent before installing. Also, make sure the point of the new needle is inserted all the way into the eye of the shaft until it stops (do not force).
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7. Raise the presser foot lever and rotate the handwheel slowly toward you until the mark aligns with the index mark on the face plate (the needle should be in the highest position),
then continue rotating the handwheel slowly until the take-up lever is at its highest point and thread tension discs are opened as far as possible without touching each other (or release spring).
An easy solution is briefed in this article. Hopefully, it will be no longer tough for you to change the needles in the sewing machine.
Salma Hasin the author of this site completed her BSc. in Textile Engineering (Wet Processing Engineering). She wants to share her knowledge to help students in their studies and businessman & entrepreneurs in their businesses in making wise decisions fast.