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I lost my manual for my sewing machine?

I can't even use my machine because I am a beginner. I need to know how to thread my top & bottom thread.

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Here is the brother site and downloadable manual is available for the LS-1217

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us_ot/en/model_top/HomeSewingMachine/hf_ls1217eus.html?reg=us&c=us_ot&lang=en&prod=hf_ls1217eus

I hope this helped!

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Most bobbin shuttles have a small screw to adjust the tension.

It sounds like your upper thread is adjusted too tight, but only if the loops around it (from the bottom thread) are tight and small. If those loops around the top thread are loose, then you need to tighten the shuttle screw. ;)

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why dont you visit this website and read up some of the general info on sewing machines, should help you get started.

http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/bb/sewingmachines.htm

Usually you should only need to adjust the top tension a little bit for different fabrics but generally it should be fine on 5. Bottom tension is set by a little screw on the bobbin case (if yours is a removable front loading type) or sometimes a little dial if fixed horizontal bobbin case design. If machine has been set up correctly from new then bottom tension should not need to be touched at all.

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