Question about Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

How to thread the machine and bobbin

I am just learning how to sew, and my mom gave me her sewing machine, but she lost the manual and I dont know how to thread the machine and bobbin?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers
Re: how to thread the machine and bobbin

You can just search the web for the kind of machine you have and there should be a place where you can find a manual. Try ebay, they have just about anything. good luck with your sewing!!!!!!!! sandylou

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My needle isn't picking up my bobbin thread. I have not sewed in a looooonnnnnngggg time so I need help. The machine works great because my mom used it before she gave it to me.

Have you changed the needle? Do you have it inserted with the flat side facing away from you, towards the back? Double check your threading, and hang on to your top thread when the needle goes down into the bobbin area to pick up the tail of your bobbin thread. If, you do not have the manual go to and download one for free. Click on home sewing machine support and find your model number. I suggest saving it to your computer besides printing it out, then you always have a copy. You never know how long the company will keep the manuals for free. Good luck and happy sewing

Oct 06, 2010 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

My sewing machine wont sew. the bobbing wont move. i dont know what to do

Make sure the bobbin is NOT overfilled. Make sure the thread leaves the bobbin in the appropriate groove and the CORRECT direction. Leave the right amount of thread out of the bobbin to start and follow the manual's suggestions

Hold the needla thread for a cycle and bring the bobbin thread up before sewing.

Oct 20, 2009 | Singer 7422

1 Answer

Old sewing machine, no owners manual

I got the same machine when I was 12 years old and still use it today. Try adjusting the tension - it's the know with number 0-9. To decrease tension turn it to the left. To increase tension turn it to the right.

On the side of the bobbin case is a screw that also can be turned with a small screw driver to increase or decrease tension the same way as mentioned above.

If you send an email to me at I can see about getting a copy of the manual to you. It doesn't have the cover but everything else is there.

Aug 18, 2009 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

3 Answers

Thread bunches up on Singer HD-110

my wife's hd110 singer machine is not keeping tension. what can I do/ look at to try and help this

Jul 07, 2009 | Singer HD-110 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Dont know how to use the sewing machine so how do i thread

well!I If you buy a new sewing machine it has a manual to guide you in any brand.But if buy a used one sometime it doesn't have a manual, you didn't mention the type of sewing machine you want to use any how if you have a mechanical sewing machine it's better to start on it.First you must know and must familiarize the significant part of machine and important usage of them,I'll just mention the most usage part at start.Putting thread in bobbins first there is bobbins winder where thread was wind,draw thread from spool through bobbins winder tension disc located at top of machine.wind thread around an empty bobbins serveral times then,place bobins onto bobbins winder shaft with thread wound on bobbins clockwise sometimes this is located at top right side a shaft coupled to circular rubber touching handwheel perpendicular sometime it was located at right side front of machine near handwheel.Release clutch by pulling handwheelor rotating pivot wheel counterclockwise at the center of handwheel whlle holding freeze the handwheel tigh in order to disingage the motion of handwheel from mechanism of machine.

Mar 11, 2009 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

I have rewound a bobbin on my sewpro sewing machine. When I loaded the bobbin back in the machine I can't get the machine to pick up the thread to sew again.

Welcome to FixYa. I always try the easiest fixes first - make sure your bobbin is inserted correctly, and that the bobbin thread is securely threaded in the bobbin case (sometimes the bobbin thread doesn't "catch" when you place it in the bobbin case). If all is well in the bobbin area, rethread your machine. Make sure that the presser foot is in the raised position when you thread. If it still isn't sewing correctly, change your needle. These last three steps fix most problems. But, if you are still having problems, look at the thread in the problem bobbin. It should be straight and tight. If it is kind of wobbly and a little loose, you'll need to wind the thread onto a new bobbin.

If are new to sewing, keep your manual close by and refer to it often. Simple mistakes can make a new sewer loose confidence, but it is all part of the process of learning your machine.

Good luck and happy sewing. If you have a sec, please rate my response so I know when I need to work on my responses.

Thanks for stopping in. Ginny

Jan 28, 2009 | Sew Pro QuickStitch SP-402 Mechanical...

1 Answer

Singer 626 Not sewing

First, give Mom all your Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
Then, be sure the bobbin-winding function is not still engaged. Check it again, since on some machines, the mechanism has to be backed off until you hear a click, or until a light turns off. If that's done, check the tension on your top thread, since that's easier, then on your bobbin thread.
If the bobbin didn't get wound evenly (Like if you're hurrying) that will mess up its ability to let the thread flow out, so see if the thread on the bobbin looks as smooth as a new spool of thread.
I hope you got your costume together & had fun aside for that frustration. :^)

Oct 29, 2008 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Singer CG-590

You can find a Users Manual plus a workbook that you can get in PDF and print. Users Manual is 44 pages and workbook is 58 pages. Go to and search for Singer CG 590n manual. It's all free.

Apr 19, 2008 | Brother CS-8072 Computerized Sewing...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine Logo

Related Topics:

125 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Sewing Machines Experts

Bargain Box
Bargain Box

Level 3 Expert

1388 Answers


Level 3 Expert

18259 Answers

Irene Tulloch

Level 2 Expert

429 Answers

Are you a Brother Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides