Is threading a brothers sewing machine is your question. In your machine, you have a double needle. Let’s go ahead and thread for this. It’s a little bit different than just for, well actually it’s very similar, but there’s a couple tricks to know, and I’ll show you how you can use it with not only the straight stitch, but also with decorative stitches. This double needle is not marked, but it’s about a 2 millimeter double needle They’re 2 millimeters apart. What I’m going to do is I’m going to loosen and remove the current needle that is here. We already have one thread in the machine, so we’re just going to leave that in place. We’re going to add the secondary spool pin. Let’s go ahead, this is in your accessory bag, this goes right up here on the top, and then we’ll take another spool of thread, and just thread right on top of the thread you currently have in the machine.
Now, here’s the trick. Your needle threader does not work with a double needle. It doesn’t matter which thread goes in which needle, but I am going to lower it here and see how good my eyes are. Go ahead and put that through. We’ll put the green one through the right needle, and the blue one through the left needle. It is kind of fun to do two different colors. Of course, you could match them. A double needle can be used for pin tucks. That’s actually how it kind of tucks to fabric when you see those on a item. You also can use this for hemming. It kind of gives you that double row of stitching, and I’m just going to go ahead and start by stitching a straight stitch in the center needle position, nothing fancy. You do want to make sure that you are in the center needle position because if you’re in stitch number00, that’s going to be over here on the side, and you might not clear the foot.
I’m just not going to take the chance, but here’s what it’s going to look like. Let’s sew a row of these, and then we’ll bring it out. OK. You’ve got two colors going down your hem here, and then on the back, it’s going to look like a little zigzag. That is the bobbin catching both threads. Now let’s start having fun, but before you do, you have to kind of know a little calculation. Your stitch width for this machine is 7 millimeters wide. If we pick a decorative stitch, let’s do 16, this is actually one of my favorite ones to do because it always looks good, make sure, this machine doesn’t set you up beyond 5.0stitch width, because 7 minus 2 millimeters, that’s the size of the double needle, is 5. We want to be 5 or less. Here, I’m going to even just go to 4.5. I’m going to take a few stitches by hand just to make sure I clear the foot. Oh yes, this one is ready to roll. Sometimes I slow a littles lower, just to make sure everything is working.
You are doing two different threads here, and how about, not all of these stitches are going to look great, but you do have a nice assortment. Don’t do them that are too too heavy. Let’s try 50. Now again, I’ve never tried this, so we’ll just quick test it. 50’s going to come up at 7 millimeters wide. Can’t stitch there, we’ll break our needle. I’m going to come down to 5 millimeters or less, and I’m just going to take a stitch by hand, make sure that I’m going to clear. It’s looking good. I usually know how this is going to turn out, but I always try it, test it, and make sure it’s looking good. That’s just my little tip, make sure you always test it before, so you don’t break your needles. OK let’s just see how this is looking. We’ll stop here, needle up. Oh how fun is this. Instead of having 59 stitches, you almost have twice as many, and look how fun you can have with just adding a double needle to your machine.