I am trying to learn my new Brother Sewing Machine and while I am having FUN doing so, I still have a lot to learn. But that's okay... practice will eventually make me the 'master' of my machine, right?
**The most important thing I have learned so far about my Brother.... the needle will go up or down, whether your thumb is out of the way or not! I was trying to change out the quilting foot attachment and 'thought' the needle was in the way. I hit the up/down button and guess what? the needle was already UP... so when I hit the button, it came DOWN.... right into my thumb. It broke off when I snatched my thumb out and yelled some word I didn't even know that I knew. ;-) I had about 1/4 to 1/2 of a needle hanging out of my thumb. I pulled it out without difficulty, stopped the bleeding, and once my heart beat calmed down , I resumed sewing. BIG LESSON LEARNED! It was pretty sore for a day or two, but much better now. I think the owners manual said something about turning the machine OFF when changing out accessories. I guess I need to reread that part. **