Date: 07-17-2006, 07:15 PM (1 of 5)
I had a friend bring me a simplicity se3 embroidery machine. Does anyone know where I could get a manual for it? I can not get the tendion right on it could anyone help ?
Husbands gone fishing..... I've gone fabric shopping
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Date: 07-17-2006, 08:02 PM (2 of 5)
I don't know for sure but you might contact a Babylock dealer. I was told this weekend that they are a Brother/Babylock product. The one I saw was in a Babylock dealership.
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Date: 07-18-2006, 12:03 AM (3 of 5)
I have the similar White 3300 model. The Simplicity, Brother, White and I believe an older Babylock model are about the same machine and take most of the same embroidery cards etc. I have never had a tension problem and have done tons of embroidery on many fabric types. I cannot remember even changing my tension. I keep the tension set in the middle between 4 and 5..but a wee bit closer to the 5 than the 4. I guess you could say it is at 4 and 3/4. I hope this helps.
You might try Sew4Less on line for a manual. I have never used this dealer but I have seen them referred to often in posts.
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Date: 07-18-2006, 07:19 AM (4 of 5)
Here is the link to the manual for the Brother SE-270D, which should be very close to the SE-3.
Simplicity also has downloadable manuals, but for some reason, I cannot bring up their website right now.
AHA! I got the Simplicity site to load. You can download a free SE3 manual at
It's 8.92 mb, so I hope you are not using a dial-up connection.
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Date: 03-25-2007, 05:19 AM (5 of 5)
|I have this machine and have had it for a couple of years. I've never had any trouble with the tension on mine. For most of my embroidery I have it set between 4 and 5 and for FSL designs I have it set between 5 and 6. I've never had to set the tension except for when I fisrt got it, bobbin thread was showing on the top so had to adjust the tension then, but I haven't had a problem with it since then. It is a great little back up machine. I also have a Babylock Esante Ese 2 which I use al lthe time. I now have Se 3 sitting unter the bed room tv with a cover over it that I made. I got the Baby lock for Christmas last year and I love the larger stitch field. It has a 5x7. I'm still used to the 4x4, but I can stitch that on the Babylock. Mo mother is going to use my Se 3 this Summer when she is back here. Right now she is in Arizona and has never done any machine embroidery. She'll love it. I beleive this is an old thread, but by now I hope you got a manul for your machine. Good luck with it, Huggies, Fay||
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