Question about Brother XL-3500
What should the settings be for straight stetch on medium cotton material
You should be able to sew with the tension on 4 for most applications. The only time I've had to change it is for elastic. I usually sew elastic on 7. In my experience, when the tension doesn't seem right, I've got the wrong needle for the fabric. Needles are color coded. The top of the shank will be yellow or red, for knit or woven fabric. There will be a band below that of orange, blue or purple for light, medium or heavy fabric. You want to make sure you have the right needle for your fabric or it isn't going to sew well. The only things I haven't been able to sew on this machine have been lightweight jersey knit and a really high twist twill. It would do five layers of twill, but since I'd used twill for the pockets too, it wouldn't do six layers where the seam met the pockets. I had to get a friend to do that on a commercial machine. Jersey knit it likes to stuff down into the bobbin case. I've heard it would do it with a straight stitch foot. Regardless, you have to pay attention to needle selection.
Posted on May 25, 2009
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Posted on May 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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