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I do not have the book to my Brother 5130 sewing machine and I dont know how to thread it and I dont know how to get to the bobbin and how to fill the bobbin. Is there a place I can get this information and print it off for further reference?

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You can purchase and download the brother instruction manual here:

http://www.sewingpartsdirect.com/brother-xl5130-instruction-manual-pdf-download.aspx

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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Borrow sewing machine from sister unsure how to thread it correctly and when i do the thread fromthe needle keeps breaking when i try to sew its a brother XL-5130 sewing machine and i know nothing on how...


you need to go to this webpage http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us_ot/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=us&c=us_ot&lang=en&prod=hf_xl5130eus&dlid=&flang=English&type2=-1 and download the instruction manual for this model. It has the threading up instructions plus selecting stitches, winding a bobbin etc.

The thread breaking is most likely due to incorrect threading up of the top thread. I suggest that if you can, you print out the manual, put into a little folder and place beside the machine and refer to it often. Follow the instructions in it on winding a bobbin, putting it into the bobbin case correctly and threading up the top thread. Make sure the bobbin goes into the case the correct way, as per image.
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Remember, ALWAYS THREAD UP TOP THREAD WITH THE PRESSURE FOOT RAISED, this keeps the tension discs open so the thread can seat into the tension device correctly. And you must get the bobbin thread into the tension spring fully and then place the bobbin case into the shuttle using the little latch so it stays in place.

Also, new needle for every new project, and put the needle in "flat shank to the back". It will take standard domestic sewing machine needles 705/130H but it is important to select the correct sized needle for the fabric you are sewing so that the needle can penetrate the fabric but not leave big holes. So for light weights like chiffon you want a size 60 or 70. For medium weights a size 80 and for heavy fabric like denim or a coat weight wool you would use size 100. Ball points for stretch fabrics so that the needle pushes between the fibres and a regular point for woven fabrics.

I trust this helps you out, 4 thumbs up if so. Thank you.

Jun 28, 2011 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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My sewing machine won't hold a stitch.


you need to make sure your bobbin is still feeding when you are sewing this model has a issue with dropping (ripping) the bobbin thread and then the stitch doesn't hold. you may also need to adjust the thread tightness it may be to tight or to loose

May 04, 2011 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How do i fill bobbin, thread machine and bobbin?


Did you know all sewing machines are threaded in the same way. The parts just look a little different. If you can thread one machine you can thread them all. Dont you have an instruction book? If not get any instruction book for a simular looking machine. There are many you can dowload for free as a pdf file.

Dec 12, 2010 | Necchi 3610 Sewing Machine

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Top threaded needle will not grab bobbin thread so I can begin sewing.


you might check your needle to see if it's bent
check in the bobbin area for any lint or loose threads
make sure there is a bobbin tail at least 2 to 4 inches long
hold the top thread tail ( at least 2-3 inch tail) as the needle goes down
to pick up the bobbin thread

Aug 03, 2010 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How do I thread my bobbin to my brother xl-5130


Here you are....download the manual for free.


http://www.brother-usa.com/manuals/default.aspx?PGID=3&R3ModelID=XL5130

Mar 24, 2010 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Brother XL-5130 Sewing Machine


http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_XL_5130_5232_5340_EN_208.PDF



Feed the thread thru one of the holes (the hole that will be on top) going from the middle of the bobbin thru to top. pull up about 2 inches, push the bobbin over to start winding and before pressing the foot, hold the 2inch piece sticking up. HOLD TIGHT. after the thread is wound about 25 times, stop winding and snip the 2inch piece level with the top of the bobbin. Finish winding.

Apr 13, 2009 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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How do you thread the bobbin


http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doch000062/xl513052325340ug01enesfr.pdf
this is the manual for your machine, in PDF click "index" then bobbin and it shows you how to to thread the bobbin. Good luck!

Mar 26, 2009 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Two Stitch Hang-up


youch!  how frustrating.  It sounds like there is a piece of thread caught in or around the bobbin casing.  take the whole casing out and clean with your brush.
I feel your pain, hope this helps.  If not, please come back and we'll try some other things.

Jan 18, 2009 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Bobbin


how do i get the bobbin out of the case

Oct 16, 2007 | Brother XL-5130 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Brother XL-5130 Sewing Machine


Put the thread through one of the holes. Then put the bobbin on the spindle. Pull about 3 or 4 inches out of the hole and hold on to it. Start winding the bobbin. After about ten turns, or when the winding thread is secure, you can stop the machine and cut off this 3 or 4 inch tail. To insure that the thread winds up and down the bobbin and not off the top or bottom, there is probably a metal bobbin tension disk that the thread must pass around before it goes to the bobbin. It is probably on the left of the machine and may or may not be part of a thread guide. The thread must pass around this disk on its way to the bobbin in order to put tension on the thread so it will wind properly. If you can't find the disk, which is a small metal button or screw with some type of somewhat moveable spring cap, you can just get the thread to pass through your thumb and forefinger. Hold your hand 6 or 8 inches to the left of the bobbin and pass the thread between your thumb and forefinger so that it makes the thread go in a direct straight line to the bobbin. Pinch the thread only enough to keep it taught but not tight and let it flow through your finger to the bobbin. The thread should go up and down evenly on the bobbin. If not, move your hand up or down to position it so the thread will wind up and down smoothly. It will not be necessary to move your hand once you find the correct position needed for winding.

Jul 19, 2007 | Brother XL-3510 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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