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I need needles that can sew leather on the brother ls-1217 model

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We have those needles available here:

Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles For Leather

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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SOURCE: WHAT NEEDLES FOR SEWING LEATHER ON A LS 1217

The WEDGE POINT NEEDLE, which is designed for leather and vinyl, easily pierces these fabrics to make a hole that will close back upon itself. This eliminates unattractive holes in the garment, and also reduces the risk of the stitches tearing the fabric. The wedge point needle comes in sizes 11 to 18. The size 11 needle is designed for soft pliable leathers,while size 18 is designed for heavy or multiple layers of leather or vinyl.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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I need a manual for brother la 1217 sewing machine


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Need to know what the knobs are for


Are you sure that it's a Singer LS-1217? I can't find any model with 1217 on the Singer site.

The Brother LS-1217 manual is available here: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/eu/eu_ot/en/doc/manual_top.html?reg=eu&c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=hf_ls1217euk . The direct link to the English version of the manual is http://download.brother.com/welcome/doch000000/ls12171217b13171417ug01enesfrpt.pdf . There are only a few knobs on most machines. On the front near the needle is the Needle Thread Tension knob. If you use contrasting colors (different top, bobbin and fabric colors), you might see a straight stitch where the top thread is visible on the bottom of the fabric for example. Adjust the tension to get both the top and bobbin threads meeting in the middle of the fabric layers. (Increase the needle thread tension - rotate to a higher number but go in 0.5 increments.)

Then you have near the motor area the stitch width and length knobs. The width is only for zigzag stitches. A long stitch length is good for a temporary seam (like basting in a zipper or hem) before you finish that area. However, the width and length should be adjusted depending on the fabric. A fine fabric needs a smaller stitch, usually. The knob on the right side of the machine is the balance wheel (or hand wheel). This adjusts the needle height so that you can have the needle out of the way while changing the bobbin, for example.

I hope this helps.

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(I use the Singer Sewing Book as a reference for tension issues.)

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My brother ls-1217 breaks needles, almost like it is out of alignment


Are you inserting them flat side facing away from you and making sure that they are inserted all of the way up? Make sure that your needles are not too long, ie. Singer. Check your tension and that you have the right needle for the job, as in denim use a heavy needle like a 14 or 16. Other than that it could be the timing which unfortunately needs a professional to fix.

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How do I find the model # of a machine I purchased? There is nothing written on it except a serial # G14111573


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& it's showing me a Brother sewing machine--model number LS-1217
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Cant put bobbin back in or thread it through the top


needle won't pick up bottom thread. I have a brother LS 1217

Jun 21, 2009 | Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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WHAT NEEDLES FOR SEWING LEATHER ON A LS 1217


The WEDGE POINT NEEDLE, which is designed for leather and vinyl, easily pierces these fabrics to make a hole that will close back upon itself. This eliminates unattractive holes in the garment, and also reduces the risk of the stitches tearing the fabric. The wedge point needle comes in sizes 11 to 18. The size 11 needle is designed for soft pliable leathers,while size 18 is designed for heavy or multiple layers of leather or vinyl.

Feb 08, 2009 | Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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About my needle thread tension know


If you contact you local Brother retailer and explain the problem and give your model number they ought to be able to order a replacement which you can install yourself, or, probably more prudent, ask them if they will do it and also check for any other associated "modifications" made by the little fellow.

USA Dealer Search

or.......There ought to be one similar in your home country


Jun 08, 2008 | Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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