Brother SQ9285 Needle Position: Understanding and Adjusting Needle Placement

The Brother SQ9285 is a versatile sewing machine that’s loved by both beginners and experienced sewers alike. One of it’s most useful features is the ability to adjust the needle position, allowing you to achieve precise stitching and create professional-looking garments and projects. Made of 100% core-spun polyester, this thread is specially designed for sergers and coverlock machines, making it the perfect choice for use with the Janome CoverPro family of machines.

How Do I Move the Needle Position on My Brother?

When working with a Brother SQ9285 sewing machine, understanding and adjusting the needle position is essential for achieving precise and professional results. The needle position refers to the placement of the needle relative to the fabric being sewn. By adjusting the needle position, you can control the placement of your stitches and ensure they’re aligned with your desired seam allowance or design.

This feature allows you to shift the needle to the left, right, or center of the presser foot, depending on your specific sewing needs. By default, the needle position is often set to the center, but you can easily make adjustments to suit your project requirements.

Locate the needle position adjustment dial or lever, which is typically situated on the front or side of the machine.

This will ensure that you’re using the correct method and settings for your particular Brother SQ9285 model.

In addition, using high-quality threads like Madeira Aerolock Premium Serger thread can enhance your sewing experience and overall results. Madeira Aerolock thread is specifically designed for sergers and overlock machines, including the Janome CoverPro family of machines. It’s core-spun polyester construction provides strength and durability, making it suitable for frequent washes or strain. With this thread, you can confidently sew with precision and create beautiful finished edges on your projects.

Overall, mastering the needle position adjustment on your Brother SQ9285 sewing machine and investing in top-quality threads like Madeira Aerolock can significantly improve your sewing experience and help you achieve professional-looking results. Take the time to understand and practice this feature, and you’ll have greater control over your stitches and the final appearance of your projects.

Proper Maintenance and Care for Your Brother SQ9285 Sewing Machine

  • Keep your sewing machine clean and free of dust by regularly wiping it down with a soft cloth.
  • Use a small brush to gently remove any lint or threads that may have accumulated in the bobbin area.
  • Oil your sewing machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure smooth operation.
  • Change your needle frequently to prevent it from becoming dull or bent.
  • Always use the appropriate size and type of needle for the fabric you’re sewing on.
  • Keep the machine covered when not in use to protect it from dust and moisture.
  • Avoid placing your sewing machine near direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
  • Regularly check and replace any worn-out parts, such as bobbins, presser feet, or belts.
  • Read the user manual thoroughly to understand the proper threading and tension settings for your machine.
  • If you encounter any issues or problems with your sewing machine, consult a professional for assistance.


Whether you're using a serger/overlock or coverlock machine like the Janome CoverPro family, this thread will provide you with exceptional performance and longevity.

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