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Tips & Techniques > Brother Coverstitch tip - Releasing the fabric/thread

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Posted by: Roxxygrl
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Posted on: 4/24/08 0:44 AM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
To release the threads and free up my fabric from under the pressure foot, here's what I did that worked;

I lift the foot to it's highest position by turning the handwell (right side) forward.

I use the lever to lift the pressure foot.

I use my right hand and four fingers (if using all three needles) to push the tension buttons above the discs to the right.

With my other hand I open the front cover that has the looper device and I pull on the large round white knob that flicks the looper threading device to the left and releases the thread.

I then carefully pull my fabric away.

I am no expert with this machine as i have only just purchased it, but since this model does NOT have automatic release and I couldn't make heads or tails of the included manual, I tried a few things and this seemed to work for me.

Hope this helps others, I am sure there might be other better ways but this worked for me, and since I am new to this machine, that makes me happy.

Update; I have since read this same method mentioned on the message boards by Sew4Fun, YAY, it works!!

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BlackBeauty said... (5/12/08 11:20 PM) Reply
I bought the same machine 2 weeks ago.The middle thread breaks very often and is very irritating.I tried adjusting the tensionof the thread.Oh ! could be the needle .Let me try changing that.I thought of this only while writing to you. I am off to my 2340 CV rightaway .
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