Bernina 530 Instruction manual

BERNINA 530 | 550 QE
Introduction
Dear Bernina Customer,
Congratulations! You’ve decided on BERNINA, a reliable choice that will delight you for
years to come. For over 100 years, our family has placed the highest value on satisfied
customers. For myself, it is a matter of personal pride to offer you Swiss precision at the
height of perfection, future-oriented sewing technology, and a comprehensive customer
service.
5 Series, BERNINA launches three ultramodern models. Apart from the highest demand
on technology, we have also focused on the design; after all we sell our products to
creative people like you, who expect a high standard of best quality and appreciate the
design vocabulary.
Enjoy the creative sewing with BERNINA and find out about our varied range of accessory. Let yourself be inspired by new sewing projects and visit us at www.bernina.com.
And don’t forget to make use of service and maintenance offers from our highly trained
BERNINA dealers.
I wish you lots of pleasure and many creative hours with your new BERNINA.
H.P. Ueltschi
Owner
BERNINA International AG
CH-8266 Steckborn
www.bernina.com
3nd Edition
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Safety Instructions
Safety Instructions
Important
Information
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety
precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
Read all instructions before using this sewing
computer.
When the sewing computer is not in use, it
should be disconnected from the electricity
supply by removing the plug from the outlet.
DANGER!
To reduce the risk of electrical shock:
1. The sewing computer should never be left
unattended when plugged in.
2. Always unplug the sewing computer from the
electrical outlet immediately after using and
before cleaning.
3. LED Radiation – Do not view directly with
optical instruments. Class 1M LED product.
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock or
injury to persons:
1. Use the sewing computer only for purposes
as described in this manual. Use only attachments/accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
2. Do not allow the sewing computer to be used
as a toy. Close attention is necessary when
this sewing computer is used by or near
children and infirm persons. This sewing
computer is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they have
been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the sewing computer by a person
responsible for their safety. Children must be
kept under supervision to ensure that they do
not play with the sewing computer.
3. Never operate this sewing computer if:
⦁⦁ it has a damaged cord or plug,
⦁⦁ it is not working properly,
⦁⦁ it has been dropped or damaged,
⦁⦁ it has fallen into water
Take the sewing computer to the nearest
authorized BERNINA dealer for examination
or repair.
4. Never operate the sewing computer with any
air vents blocked. Keep ventilation openings
of the sewing computer free from lint, dust
and/or fabric bits.
5. Keep fingers away from all moving parts.
Special care is required around the sewing
needle.
6. Never drop or insert any objects into any
opening on the sewing computer.
7. Do not use the sewing computer outdoors.
8. Do not operate the sewing computer where
aerosol products (spray) or oxygen is being
administered.
9. Do not pull or push the fabric while stitching.
This may deflect the needle, causing it to
break.
10.Do not use bent needles.
11.Always use the original BERNINA stitch plate.
The wrong stitch plate can cause needle
breakage.
12.To disconnect, turn power switch to «0» (off),
then remove the plug from the outlet. Do not
unplug by pulling the cord, instead grasp the
plug to pull it from the outlet.
13.Turn power switch to «0» (off) when making
any adjustments in the needle area, such as
changing the needle or the presser foot, etc.
14.Always unplug the sewing computer from the
electrical outlet when carrying out cleaning or
maintenance work or any other user servicing
adjustments mentioned in this manual.
15.This sewing computer is provided with double
insulation (except USA and Canada). Use
only genuine replacement parts. Please note
the advice on the servicing of double-insulated products.
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Safety Instructions
SERVICING DOUBLEINSULATED PRODUCTS
In a double-insulated product, two systems of
insulation are provided instead of grounding. No
grounding means is provided on a doubleinsulated product nor should a means for
grounded be added to the product. Servicing a
double-insulated product requires extreme care
and knowledge of the system and should only be
done by qualified service personnel. Replacement
parts for a double-insulated product must be
identical to the original parts in the product.
The symbol
product.
may also be marked on the
DISCLAIMER
No liability will be assumed for any possible
damage which arises from misuse of this sewing
computer.
This sewing computer is intended for household
use only.
This sewing computer meets the European
Standard 2004/108/EC concerning the
electromagnetic tolerance.
Environmental Protection
BERNINA is committed to the protection
of the environment. We strive to
minimize the environmental impact of
our products by continuously improving
product design and our technology of
manufacturing.
When your sewing computer won't be
used anymore, dispose this product in
an environmentally
responsible way according to the
national directive. Do not throw away
this product with your household waste.
In case of doubt, please contact your
BERNINA dealer.
If the sewing computer is stored in a cold
room, it should be brought to a warm
room about one hour before use.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS!
Please find the latest version of your
instruction manual at www.bernina.com
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Notes
Notes
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Contents
Accessory
Preparation ██
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Overview sewing computer Sewing preparation 7
Functions
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«Function»-buttons sewing computer 26
Overview Display
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Setup Program
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Sewing stitches
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Practical stitches
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Buttonholes51
Decorative stitches
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Quilt stitches
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Tutorial34
Creative consultant 35
Balance36
BSR66
Alphabets70
Combi mode
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Cleaning
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Troubleshooting
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Stitch patterns
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Index
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Key to Signs
DANGER!
Very important!
Risk of injury!
DANGER!
Very important!
Risk of damage!
Tips!
* Not supplied as standard with the BERNINA 530
** Not supplied as standard with the BERNINA 550 QE
Glossary
Balance
Fabric fold BSR
clr Hook LMS
Memory
Satin stitching
Bartack Correcting abnormalities in stitch formation due to the fabric
Folded edge of material
BERNINA Stitch Regulator. Quilting with consistent stitch length within certain speed
Deleting settings or data
«Catches» the needle-thread loop, forming the stitch together with the lower thread
Length Measuring System for buttonhole
Long Term Memory
Dense zig-zag
Buttonhole-bead cross-connections
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For technical and product improvement reasons, the sewing computer's features, parts and accessories are subject to
unannounced changes and alterations at any time. The accessories included can differ from country to country.
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Accessory
Standard Accessory
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Carrier bag
Accessories box
Foot control
Power cable
Slide-on table
Seam Guide
Free Hand System (FHS)
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D
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5 bobbins (one of them in the bobbin case)
Selection of needles
Seam guide, right
Height compensation tool
Seam ripper
Screwdriver, red
Angular Torx wrench
Lint brush
Lubricator
2 foam pads
3 spool discs
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Accessory
Presser foot shank and soles (BERNINA 530/550 QE)
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Presser foot shank
No. 1 Reverse pattern sole
No. 2 Overlock sole **
No. 3A Automatic buttonhole foot with
slide
5 No. 4 Zipper sole
6 No. 5 Blindstitch sole
7 No. 20 Open embroidery sole *
8 No. 37 Patchwork sole *
9 No. 42 BSR foot *
10 No. 50 Walking foot *
Presser feet (BERNINA 550 QE)
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1 No. 1 Reverse pattern foot
2 No. 2 Overlock foot **
3 No. 3A Automatic buttonhole foot with slide
4 No. 4 Zipper foot
5 No. 5 Blindstitch foot
6 No. 20 Open embroidery foot
7 No. 37 Patchwork foot
8 No. 42 BSR foot
9 No. 50 Walking foot
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Visit www.bernina.com for
more accessory information.
The presser foot system can vary depending on the market (presser feet or pressor foot
shank and soles).
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Accessory
Accessory box
Storing accessory
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on the back of the box, pull both extensions out until they click into place
D
C
Storage example
The box is equipped as standard with one small A and one large B drawer as
well as a compartment for bobbin holders C and presser feet D.
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to remove a bobbin, press the compartment holder E lightly
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buttonhole foot with slide no. 3A can be stored in the left compartment F
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store the needle range supplied in the special compartment G
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B
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For technical and product improvement reasons, the sewing computer's features, parts and accessory are subject to
unannounced changes and alterations at any time. The accessory included can differ from country to country.
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Preparation - Overview sewing computer
Front view
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Detail view
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1 Bobbin cover
2 Stitch plate
3 Attachment base for
special accessories
4 LED sewing light
5 «Quick reverse»-button
6 «Pattern end/pattern
repeat»-button
7 «Start/Stop»-button
8 Thread take-up cover
9 Thread take-up lever
10 Bobbin winder pre-tension
11 «Navigation»-buttons left/
right/down/up
12 «OK»-button
13 «Home»-button
14 «Back»-button
15 Display
16 Speed control
17 «Needle stop»-button
down/up
18 «Securing»-button
19 «Mirror image»-button
20 «Pattern begin»-button
21 «Balance»-button
22 «Stitch width»-buttons
23 «Needle position»-buttons
24 «Stitch length»-buttons
25 Bobbin winder device
26 Thread cutter on bobbin
winder
27 «Stitch selection»-buttons
28 «BSR»-button
29 «clr»-button
30 Free hand system
connection
31 Thread tension adjustment
wheel
32 Rear thread guide
33 Carrying handle
34 Vertical spool pin
35 Horizontal spool pin
36 Eyelet thread guide
37 Handwheel
38 PC-Connection for
software update
39 Foot control socket
40 Feed dog drop
41 Power switch
On «I»/Off «0»
42 Power plug socket
43 Air vents
44 Needle threader
45 Thread guide
46 Needle clamp
47 Presser foot
48 Feed dog
49 Thread cutter in hook
opening
50 Presser foot pressure
adjustment wheel
51 Headframe fixing screw
52 Thread cutter on the
headframe
53 Slide-on table socket
54 Darning hoop connection
55 Presser foot lifter
56 BSR-connection
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USA/Canada only: The sewing computer has a
polarized plug (one blade wider than the other). To
reduce the risk of electrical shock, this plug is
intended to fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If
the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the
plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not
modify the plug in any way!
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Sewing preparation
Foot control
Before beginning to sew
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unwind the cable
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plug the cable in the outlet provided A
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unwind the cable to the desired length and slip into B or C
A
Sewing speed control
Control the sewing speed by pressing the foot control more or less.
B
D
C
Adjust needle down or up
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adjust the down/up position of the needle by sinking the heel back on the
foot control
After sewing
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wind the cable around the spool
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plug cable into D
USA/Canada only: Use only foot controller type LV-1 with
sewing computer B 530 and B 550 QE.
Slide-on table
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turn the handwheel (see page 11)
►► needle is raised
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raise presser foot lifter 1 up
►► presser foot is lifted
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The slide-on table increases sewing surface.
A
Attaching the slide-on table
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raise the needle and presser foot
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slide over free-arm to the right until it engages
Removing the slide-on table
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raise the needle and presser foot
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press button A down
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pull slide-on table to the left
Seam Guide
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press the release button and insert into the groove (underside of table) from
left or right
Can be moved over the entire table length.
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Sewing preparation
Free Hand System (FHS)
The FHS raises and lowers the presser foot.
Attaching the lifter
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insert into the opening
Raising and lowering the presser foot
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with your knee push lever to the right
You should be able to operate the FHS with your knee in your normal sitting
position.
►► the presser foot is raised; the feed dog is lowered simultaneously. The
thread tension is released
The feed dog is raised as soon as the first stitch is sewn.
Your dealer can adjust the FHS if necessary.
Vertical spool pin
The vertical spool pin is on the side behind the handwheel.
It is an essential aid for sewing with more than one thread, i.e. double needle
work and can also be used for winding the bobbin while sewing.
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turn the spool pin as far it will go
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when using all reels, add the foam pad A for stability
A
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Sewing preparation
Winding a bobbin
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turn power switch to «I»
place empty bobbin on spindle
place foam pad on the spool pin
place thread on the spool pin
attach appropriate spool disc
following the direction of the arrow, take thread through the rear guide and
round the pre-tension stud
wind the thread two to three times around the empty bobbin
cut off any excess thread on the thread cutter A
Appropriate spool disc
Diameter of thread spool determines disc size, there must be no gap
between the disc and the spool.
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push engaging lever A against bobbin
►► the winder works automatically
►► the motor will stop automatically when the bobbin is full
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remove bobbin and
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pull the thread over thread cutter A to cut it
A
B
C
Bobbin winding while sewing
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attach foam pad on the vertical spool pin B
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place thread on the vertical spool pin
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following the direction of the arrow, take thread through the thread guide C
and
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guide around the pre-tension stud
Then proceed as mentioned above.
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Inserting a bobbin/Threading lower thread
A
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insert the bobbin so that the thread runs clockwise A
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pull the thread from the right into the slot
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pull the thread to the left under the spring
until it lies in the T-shaped slit at the end of the spring
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pull the thread
►► the bobbin must turn clockwise
Exchanging bobbin case
Remove the bobbin case
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raise needle
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turn power switch to «0» (off)
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open bobbin cover
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grasp the latch of the bobbin case
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remove bobbin case
Insert the bobbin case
hold the bobbin case latch
Finger of the bobbin case A points upwards.
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insert the case so that it clicks into place
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A
B
Bobbin thread cutter
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pull the thread over cutter B to cut it
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close the bobbin cover
The bobbin thread does not have to be brought up as the loose end
is just the right length to start sewing.
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Threading the upper thread
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raise the needle and presser foot
turn power switch to «0» (off)
place foam pad on pin base
place spool on pin so that the thread unwinds clockwise
attach appropriate spool disc
take thread through rear guide A
then into slit of upper thread tension B
A
B
D
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C
E
E
C
pull thread down to the right of the take-up cover and around C
take thread up to the left of the cover and around D, placing it in the
take-up lever
take thread down and through guides E and F
thread the needle (see page 18)
Appropriate spool disc
Diameter of thread spool determines disc size, there must be no gap
between the disc and the spool.
F
F
Changing the needle
Removing the needle
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raise needle
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lower or remove presser foot (see page 12)
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turn power switch to «0» (off)
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loosen the needle clamp screw
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pull the needle down to remove
Inserting the needle
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flat side of needle to the back
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insert the needle as far as it will go
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tighten the needle clamp screw
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Threading the double needle
B
D
C
A
Threading the first thread
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turn power switch to «0» (off)
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insert double needle
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raise the needle and presser foot
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place foam pad on pin base
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place thread spool C on horizontal spool pin
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attach appropriate spool disc
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take thread through rear guide B
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guide the thread to the front in the slit and past the tension disc A on the
right side
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guide the thread to the needle as usual and
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thread the right needle manually
Threading the second thread
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place foam pad on vertical spool pin
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place the second thread spool D on the vertical spool pin
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take thread through rear guide B
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guide the thread to the front in the slit and past the tension disc A on the
left side
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guide the thread to the needle as usual and
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thread the left needle manually
Threads E must not be twisted together.
E
When using the vertical spool pin, always add a foam pad.
Threading the triple needle
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A
2
Two thread spools and one full bobbin are needed.
insert triple needle
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place one thread spool 1 on horizontal spool pin
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place second thread spool 3 and the bobbin 2, separated by a spool disc,
on vertical spool pin (both spools must to turn in the same direction)
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thread as usual and
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guide two threads on the left side of the tension disc A and one thread
past the right side
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guide threads to the needle as usual
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and thread every needle manually
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The thread deduction of the superimposed thread spools can be
improved by the additional eyelet for metallic and silk threads
(optional accessory).
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Thread needle
Position the needle upper by pressing the foot control once
(1 stitch).
A
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B
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C
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A
raise needle
lower presser foot
turn power switch to «0» (off)
hold thread to the left and back
press lever A down and hold it
guide thread around the hook B to the right in front of the needle
put the thread from the front into the guide C until it catches in the wire
hook
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release lever A
►► needle is threaded
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pull the thread to the back and
D
put the thread under the foot and pull it from front to back over the thread
cutter on left side of the head frame D, cut
Threads release automatically as soon as the first stitch is sewn.
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Changing the presser foot sole
Remove presser foot sole
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raise the needle and presser foot
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turn power switch to «0» (off)
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press the button on the shaft
►► the sole is released
Attaching the presser foot sole
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place the presser foot sole under the shaft
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the peg sits under the opening of the shaft
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lower the presser foot lifter
►► the foot sole will click into position
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Changing the presser foot
Remove presser foot
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raise the needle and presser foot
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turn power switch to «0» (off)
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raise the clamping lever
remove the presser foot
Attaching the presser foot
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guide the foot upwards over the cone
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press the clamping lever down
Stitch plate
A
B
Stitch plate markings
̶̶ the stitch plate is marked with vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines in mm
and inches
̶̶ the lines help to guide the fabric for sewing seams and precise
topstitching, etc.
̶̶ the horizontal markings are helpful for sewing corners and buttonholes, etc.
̶̶ the diagonal markings are useful for quilting
̶̶ needle insertion point is position «0» (center needle position)
̶̶ the vertical measurements correspond to the distance between the needle
and the line
̶̶ the measurements are marked to the right and left, measuring from the
center needle position
Remove the stitch plate
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press «Feed dog»-button (see page 11)
►► the feed dog is lowered
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turn power switch to «0» (off)
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remove presser foot and needle
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press the stitch plate down at the right back corner A until it flips up
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remove the stitch plate
Replace the stitch plate
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place the stitch plate over the opening B
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press down until it clicks into place
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press «Feed dog»-button
►► the feed dog is raised as soon as the first stitch is sewn
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Thread tension
The upper thread tension is set optimally at the BERNINA factory
and the sewing computer has been tested. Metrosene-/Seralon thread
size 100/2 (Company Mettler, Switzerland) are used for upper and lower
thread.
In case of using other types of sewing or embroidery threads, the optimal
tension may vary. Therefore it may be necessary to adjust the tension to suit
the fabric and the desired stitch pattern.
For example:
Tension Needle
Metallic thread approx. 3 90
Monofilament thread
approx. 2-4 80
A
The basic setting
̶̶ is indicated when the red line on the tension adjustment wheel is in line with
the marking A
̶̶ the thread tension needn't be altered when sewing standard fabric
̶̶ for special fabric, the tension can be adjusted by turning the tension
adjustment wheel to suit the material
Perfect Stitch Formation
The interlooping of the threads is in the material.
Upper thread tension too tight
The lower thread is pulled more up, i.e. to the right side of the material.
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to reduce the upper thread tension = turn tension adjustment wheel to 3-1
Upper thread tension too loose
The upper thread is pulled more down, i.e. to the wrong side of the material.
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to increase the upper thread tension = turn tension adjustment wheel
to 5-10
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Sewing preparation
Adjusting presser foot pressure
The presser foot pressure is adjusted by the presser foot pressure adjustment
wheel A on the left side of the headframe.
A
Presser foot pressure
Basic setting = 46
►► the basic setting is always visible
̶̶ for basic fabric
Increase presser foot pressure
̶̶ for sturdy material e.g. denim
̶̶ improves the fabric feed
Loosen pressor foot pressure
̶̶ for jersey fabrics and loose knits
̶̶ to prevent fabric from stretching
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adjust pressure so that the fabric still feeds correctly
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Feed dog
Feed dog lowered/ready to sew
«Feed dog»-button A flush with housing.
►► feed dog is ready to sew
A
«Feed dog»-button A pressed.
►► feed dog is lowered
For free-motion sewing (darning, embroidery, quilting, etc.).
Feed dog and fabric feed
With each stitch the feed dog moves forward by one step. The length of this
step is determined by the stitch length selected.
With an extremely short stitch length, the steps are also very short. The fabric
moves away from the foot quite slowly, even at full sewing speed. e.g. buttonholes, satin stitch and decorative stitches are all sewn with a very short stitch
length.
Let the fabric feed evenly.
ATTENTION!
Pulling, pushing or holding back the fabric can result in
damages of the needle and stitch plate.
Pulling, pushing or holding back the fabric will result in uneven stitches.
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Sewing preparation
Important facts about thread and needle
Thread
The thread is chosen according to use. For a perfect sewing result, thread and
fabric quality play an important role. It is recommended to use quality brands.
Cotton thread
̶̶ cotton thread has the advantage of being a natural fiber and therefore is
especially suitable for sewing cotton fabrics
̶̶ if cotton thread is mercerized, it has a slight sheen that is not lost with
washing
Polyester thread
̶̶ polyester thread has a high tensile strength and is particularly colorfast
̶̶ polyester thread is more flexible and is recommended where a strong and
elastic seam is required
Rayon threads
̶̶ rayon threads are made of natural fibers and have a brilliant sheen
̶̶ rayon threads are suitable for decorative stitches and achieve a more
beautiful effect
Needle, thread and material
ATTENTION!
Check the needle condition.
As a guideline: Replace the needle before starting a new
sewing project. A defective needle does not only damage the
sewing project but also the sewing computer.
Care must be taken when choosing needle and thread.
The correct needle size depends on the selected thread and fabric. The fabric
weight and type determine the thread weight, needle size and point form.
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Needles, threads
Correct needle/thread combination
When sewing, the thread should travel smoothly down the long groove on the
front of the needle.
Too thin thread or too thick needle
The thread has too much clearance in the long groove. Skipped stitches and
damage to the thread can occur.
Too thick thread or too fine needle
The thread rubs on the edges of the long groove and can get jammed. This
can cause thread breakage.
Guidelines
Material and thread Light materials:
Fine thread (darning thread, embroidery thread) Medium materials:
Sewing thread Heavy materials: Sewing thread (quilting thread, topstitching)
130/705 H-S/70
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130 Shank length
705 Flat shank
H Needle scarf
S Needle point (here e.g. medium ball point)
70 Needle size (shank diameter)
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Needle size
70-75
80-90
100, 110, 120
Sewing preparation
Overview needles
Universal
130/705 H/60-100
Metafil
130/705 H-MET/75-80 or
H-SUK/90-100
Normal point, slightly rounded
Large eye
For nearly all natural and synthetic
fabrics (woven and knitted)
Sewing with metallic threads
Jersey/Stretch
130/705 H-S, H-SES, H-SUK/70-90
Cordonnet (Topstitching)
130/705 H-N/80-100
Ball point
Small ball point, long eye
Jersey, knit and stretch material
Topstitching with thick thread
Leather
130/705 H-LL, H-LR/90-100
Wing needle (hemstitch needle)
130/705 HO/100-120
With cutting point
Wide needle (wing)
All types of leather, synthetic leather,
plastic, sheeting
Hemstitching
Jeans
130/705 H-J/80-110
Double wing needle
130/705 H-ZWI-HO/100
Very fine sharp point
Heavy weight fabrics such as jeans,
canvas, overalls
Special effects with hemstitch
embroidery
Microtex
130/705 H-M/60-90
Double needle
130/705 H-ZWI/70-100
Especially fine sharp point
Needle distance: 1.0/1.6/2.0/2.5/3.0/4.0
Mircro fiber fabrics and silk
Visible hems in stretch fabrics, pintucks,
decorative sewing
Quilting
130/705 H-Q/75-90
Triple needle
130/705 H-DRI/80
Fine sharp point
Needle distance: 3.0
Straight and topstitching
Visible hems in stretch fabrics, pintucks,
decorative sewing
Embroidery
H-SUK/70-90
Large eye, slight ball point
Embroidery on all natural and synthetic
fabrics
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Functions - «Function»-buttons sewing computer
Overview «Function»-buttons sewing computer
Stitch selection
«Direct-selection»-buttons
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select the desired stitch pattern via the «Direct-selection»-buttons
►► stitch pattern, stitch number, stitch length and width are all visible on the
display
The «Direct selection»-button 0 selects stitch number 51 (standard buttonhole).
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Functions
Stitch categories
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press «Home»-button
choose the desired stitch category in the main menu via the
«Navigation»-buttons (see page 29)
confirm by pressing the «OK»-button
Adjusting individually
Altering stitch width
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press the left button
►► narrows the stitch width
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press the right button
►► widens the stitch width
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keep button pressed
►► quick alteration
Altering needle position
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press the left button
►► needle moves to the left
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press the right button
►► needle moves to the right
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keep button pressed
►► quick alteration
Altering stitch length
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press the left button
►► shortens the stitch length
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press the right button
►► elongates the stitch length
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keep button pressed
►► quick alteration
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Functions
«Function»-buttons sewing computer
Overview «Function»-buttons
«Quick reverse»-button
temporary:
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press the button
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the sewing computer sews stitch pattern in
reverse until button is released
Application:
̶̶ programs buttonhole length
̶̶ programs darning length
̶̶ for switching when in the straight stitch
securing program no. 5
̶̶ manual securing (seam begin and end)
̶̶ used for securing in quilters securing program
no. 1324
continuous reverse:
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press the button at hold until you hear a beep
and
►► the symbol appears on the display
►► the sewing computer sews the chosen stitch
in reverse
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finish reverse sewing: press button at hold
until you hear a beep
►► the symbol disappears from display
«Pattern end/pattern repeat»-button
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press button while sewing
►► the sewing computer stops at the end of the
active single pattern or the active pattern in a
pattern combination (in Memory)
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press the button 1-9x before sewing
►► the pattern end symbol appears on the
display along with the set number of repeats
selected
A single pattern or a pattern combination sews
out the number of repeats set.
«Start/Stop»-button
̶̶ starts and stops the sewing computer when
operating it with and without foot control
̶̶ starts and stops the BSR-Function if the BSR
foot is attached and activated
Slide speed control
̶̶ with the slide of the Slide Speed Control the
sewing speed can be regulated infinitely
variable
̶̶ while winding the bobbin thread, the speed of
the bobbin winder can be regulated if the
sewing computer is in an idle state
«Home»-button
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press the button
►► opens the Main Display
«Back»-button
̶̶ goes one step back
Exception:
̶̶ decorative stitches
̶̶ alphabets
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Functions
«Navigation»-buttons left/right/down/up
Chooses in the different menus.
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keep button pressed = scrolls through the
menu
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scroll through the stitch patterns by pressing
buttons left/right/down/up
«OK»-button
Confirm selection.
«Needle stop»-button
Basic setting is needle stop up (arrow points up).
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press the button
►► lowers or raises the needle
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keep the button pressed:
►► lowers the needle
►► the arrow on the display points down
►► the sewing computer stops with the needle
down
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keep the button pressed again:
►► raises the needle
►► the arrow on the display points up
►► the sewing computer stops with the needle
up
«Securing function»-button (3 securing
stitches)
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press the button before sewing
►► single stitches or a stitch combination are
secured at the beginning
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press button while sewing a single stitch
►► the single stitch is secured at the end
►► the sewing computer stops
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press button while sewing a stitch
combination
►► the stitch combination is secured at the end
►► the sewing computer stops
«Mirror image»-button (left/right)
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press the button
►► the active stitch is sewn mirrored
«Pattern begin»-button
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press the button
►► the active stitch pattern or program is set to
pattern begin
«Balance»-button
Balances forward and reverse stitches.
«BSR»-button
By pressing the button the BSR mode 1 or 2 is
activate when the BSR foot is attached.
«clr»-button
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press the button short
►► the temporary sewing settings of the active
stitch pattern are reset to basic setting
►► other selected functions are cleared
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keep the button pressed until you hear a beep
►► the saved sewing settings of the active stitch
pattern are reset to basic setting
►► other selected functions are cleared
Exception:
̶̶ needle stop up/down
Needle stop position up and «Quick Reverse»button
If the «Quick Reverse»-button is pressed while
sewing or after stopping (e.g. zig-zag) with
programmed needle stop up, the sewing computer
sews one stitch forward before it switches to
sewing in reverse.
Needle stop position down and «Quick
Reverse»-button
If the «Quick Reverse»-button is pressed after
stopping (e.g. zig-zag) with programmed needle
stop down, the sewing computer switches to
sewing in reverse immediately.
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Overview Display
Overview Display
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1 «MEM»-Display for saved single stitches
2 Single stitches: graphical and numerical
3 Satin stitch: dense, short zig-zag stitch
4 Stitch length: Basic setting
5 Stitch length: actual value
6 BSR: indicates BSR mode 1 or 2
7 Stitch width: Basic setting
8 Needle position: 11 possibilities
9 Stitch width: actual value
10 Needle stop up/down: stops up as standard/in BSR mode 1 down,
in BSR-Modus 2 up
11 Service icon: visible if the sewing computer needs to be taken to a
BERNINA dealer for servicing
12 Cleaning icon: visible if the sewing computer needs cleaning or lubrication
13 Presser foot pressure: indicates the presser foot pressure while adjusting
14 Presser foot pressure: basic setting
15 Feed dog icon: indicates whether the feed dog is lowered or raised
16 Arrow and presser foot icon: appears if the presser foot is lifted and the
sewing computer is started
17 Pattern begin/end/repetition
18 Continuous reverse sewing
19 Mirror: left/right
20 Securing function
21 Presser foot indicator: shows recommended presser foot for the selected
stitch pattern
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Overview Display
Main menu
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press «Home»-button
Selected menu is displayed
Practical stitches
Decorative stitches
Alphabets
Buttonholes
Combi mode
Setup Program
Tutorial
Creative consultant
select the desired menu via the «Navigation»-buttons
press «OK»-button to confirm
Submenu e.g. practical stitches
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press «Home»-button
select practical stitches via «Navigation»-buttons
press «OK»-button to confirm
select the desired stitch pattern via the «Navigation»-buttons
press «OK»-button to confirm
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Setup Program
System settings
Setup Program
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press «Home»-button
select «Setup Program»-icon via «Navigation»-buttons
press «OK»-button to confirm
Overview «Setup»-Display
1 Display settings
2 Information
3 Lubricate sewing computer
4 Basic Setting
5 Beeper for BSR
Brightness and contrast
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select the desired icon via the «Navigation»-buttons down/up
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press «OK»-button
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alter the brightness or the contrast via the «Navigation»-buttons left/right
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Setup Program
Software version
The current software version of the sewing computer is visible.
Lubricating the sewing computer
►► the icon is displayed when the sewing computer has reached 360,000
stitches
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select the «?»-icon via the «Navigation»-buttons
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press «OK»-button
►► an animation shows the lubrication process
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after lubricating select the «Lubrication»-icon via the «Navigation»-buttons
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press «OK»-button
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the counter under the «Lubrication»-icon is reset to 0
Basic Setting
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press «OK»-button
►► all the sewing settings are reset to the basic settings
Beeper for BSR
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select left icon
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press «OK»-button to confirm
►► Beeper is activated
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select right icon
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press «OK»-button to confirm
►► Beeper is off
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Tutorial
Tutorial
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press «Home»-button
select the «Tutorial»-icon via the «Navigation»-buttons
1 Lubricating sewing computer
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press «OK»-button to confirm
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An animation shows how the sewing computer has to be cleaned and
lubricated.
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press the «Back»-button twice
►► the main display appears
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Creative consultant
Creative consultant
The creative consultant provides information and help with various sewing
techniques. After selecting the fabric and the desired sewing technique
suggestions for stitch pattern, presser foot, presser foot pressure and thread
tension are displayed.
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press «Home»-button
select «Creative consultant» via the «Navigation»-buttons
press «OK»-button to confirm
select type of fabric via the «Navigation»-buttons
press «OK»-button to confirm
Types of fabric
1 Light weight woven fabrics
2 Medium weight woven fabrics
3 Heavy weight woven fabrics
4 Light weight knit
5 Medium weight knit
6 Heavy weight knit
7 Leather/Vinyl
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select a sewing technique via the «Navigation»-buttons
press «OK»-button to confirm
►► recommendations are displayed
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D
F
G
H
Sewing techniques
A Seam
B Overcasting
C Blind hem
D Buttonhole
E Zippers
F Decorative stitching
G Free motion stitching
H Appliqué
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Recommendations
1 Number of stitch pattern
2 Presser foot
3 Presser foot pressure
4 Thread tension
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Balance
Balance
Practical-/decorative stitches
The sewing computer is tested and optimally set before it leaves the
BERNINA factory. Different fabrics, threads and stabilizers can affect
programmed stitches so that they are not sewn out properly. These effects
can be corrected with the electronic Balance so that the stitch formation
can be adjusted where necessary to suit the material.
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press «Balance»-button
Correcting practical-/decorative stitches
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press left «Navigation»-button
►► the stitch pattern is stretched A (max. 20 steps)
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press right «Navigation»-button
►► the stitch pattern is compressed B (max. 20 steps)
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B
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press «Balance»- or «Back»-button
►► balance display is closed
►► alterations are saved
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press the «clr»-button
►► resets the balance to basic setting
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Sewing stitches - Practical stitches
Overview Practical stitches
Straight stitch
For non-elastic fabric; all straight stitch work, such
as seams, topstitching, sewing zippers
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Zig-zag
Zig-zag work such as overcasting edges, attaching
elastic and lace
Stretch-Overlock
Medium weight knits, toweling and firm wovens.
Overlock seams, flat joining seams
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Vari-overlock
For fine jerseys, stretch overlock seams, hems and
stretch seams
Jersey stitch
For jersey materials; visible seams in lingerie,
sweaters, mending jersey
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Running stitch
Most types of fabric. Mending, patching, reinforcing
seams, etc.
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Securing program
For all materials, secures the beginning and end of
seams by straight stitching
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Lycra stitch
All two-way stretch fabrics, flat joining seams and
hems, reinforced seaming on underwear
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Stretch stitch
All stretch fabrics; open seam in sportswear
Triple zig-zag
For durable seams in firm materials; visible hems
and seams
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Reinforced Overlock
For medium-weight knitware and toweling; overlock
seam, flat joining seam
Honeycomb stitch
For all types of jersey and smooth materials; visible
seams in lingerie, clothing, linen, mending etc.
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Blind stitch
For most types of material. Blind hems; shell
edging effect on soft jerseys and fine material;
decorative seams
Knit Overlock
For knit material, hand- and machine made items,
overlock seam = sewing and finishing in one step
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Double Overlock
All types of knit; Overlock = sew and neaten in one
operation
Simple darning program
Automatic darning of fine to medium weight
materials
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Super stretch
All stretch fabrics; open seam in clothing
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Universal stitch
Firm fabrics such as felt and leather. Flat joining
seams, visible seams, attaching elastic, decorative
seams
Sewn out zig-zag
Edge finishing and reinforcing, attaching elastic,
decorative seam
Triple Straight Stitch
For durable seams in firm materials; visible hems
and seams
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Gathering stitch
Most types of fabric. Gathering with shirring elastic.
Butted seams = butting two pressed edges and
sewing together, decorative stitches
Basting stitch
For basting seams, hems, quilts, etc.
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Practical stitches
Stitch pattern selection
Via menu selection
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press «Home»-button
select the desired main category 1-4 via the «Navigation»-buttons
Practical stitches
Decorative stitches
Alphabets
Buttonholes
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press «OK»-button to confirm
►► the available stitch patterns are displayed
All of the other stitch patterns can be selected by scrolling via the
«Navigation»-buttons.
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select desired stitch number via «Navigation»-buttons
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press «OK»-button to confirm
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4
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3
4
By stitch number
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select the desired stitch number via the «Direct selection»-buttons
►► stitch number and basic setting of stitch width and stitch length appear on
the display
The «Direct selection»-button 0 selects stitch number 51 (standard buttonhole).
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Practical stitches
Temporary altered stitch memory
Customizing stitch pattern individually
According to material and purpose a stitch pattern can be altered individually.
The alterations described here are applicable for all practical and many
decorative stitches.
Any stitch length or width alterations will be saved automatically.
For example:
̶̶ sew an altered stitch, e.g. zig-zag
̶̶ select and sew another stitch, e.g. straight stitch
̶̶ return to zig-zag, your alterations are still active
Return to basic settings
Individual stitch patterns can be reverted to basic settings manually.
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press «clr»-button or
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switch off the sewing computer
►► any alterations of all stitches are deleted
Application:
̶̶ for all stitch patterns
̶̶ especially useful for alternate applications
The temporary altered stitch memory is unlimited. It can hold
alterations to any number of stitches (stitch length, stitch width,
needle position, mirror images and balance).
The temporary altered stitch memory fix
The factory basic stitch settings may be altered and saved, even after the
sewing computer is turned off. The original settings are always visible.
Altering the basic settings
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select stitch pattern e.g. zig-zag
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alter stitch width and stitch length
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press «OK»-button
►► the alterations are saved
Deleting alterations
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keep the «clr»-button pressed or
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press «Home»-button
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select «Setup Program»-icon via the «Navigation»-buttons
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press «OK»-button to confirm
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select «Delete»-icon via the «Navigation»-buttons
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press «OK»-button to confirm
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«Basic Setting»-icon is selected
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press «OK»-button to confirm
►► the altered stitch pattern are in basic setting
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Practical stitches
Examples of application
Straight stitch
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Straight stitch No. 1
After turning on the sewing computer the straight stitch will appear.
Application
Suitable for all fabrics.
Adjust the stitch length to suit the fabric
For example, use a longer stitch length (approx. 3-4mm) with denim,
a shorter length with fine fabirc (approx. 2-2.5mm).
Adjust the stitch length to suit the thread
For example, use a longer stitch length thread when using cordonnet
thread for topstitching (approx. 3-5mm).
Activate needle stop down
Prevents the fabric from shifting when you adjust or pivot the sewing
project.
Triple straight stitch
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Triple straight stitch No. 6
Open seam
Durable seam for firm or dense materials such as denim and corduroy.
For firm or densely woven materials
A Jeans needle and Jeans foot No. 8 will help when sewing denim
or canvas.
Decorative topstitching
Lengthen stitch and use the triple straight stitch for decorative
topstitching.
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Practical stitches
Triple zig-zag
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Triple zig-zag No. 7
In firm materials, particularly for denim, deckchair covers, awnings.
Seams on often washed items. Finish raw edges first. Use Jeans
needle for very firm materials.
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Practical stitches
Zipper
Zipper foot/sole No. 4
Straight stitch No. 1
Preparation
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close seam to the zipper beginning
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sew the securing stitches
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baste seam closed and clean
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finish the seam allowance
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iron the seam
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open the zipper
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baste the zipper
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baste or pin zipper in place so that fabric folded edges meet over the center
of the zipper
Sewing in the zipper
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open zipper a little
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move needle position to the right
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start sewing from top left
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position the foot so the needle stitches along the edge of the zipper coils
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stop in front of the pull (needle position down)
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raise the presser foot
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close the zipper again
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lower presser foot
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continue to sew, stop in front of the base of the zipper, needle position
down
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raise presser foot
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turn the sewing project
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lower presser foot
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sew across the seam, stop with needle position down
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raise presser foot
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turn sewing project again
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lower presser foot
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sew the second side from bottom to top
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Variation: Sew both sides of zipper from bottom to top
Suitable for all fabrics with nap or grain (e.g. velvet).
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prepare zipper as described above
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start sewing in the seam of the zipper end and sew first side from bottom to
top
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sew diagonal along the edge of the zipper coils
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first side 1 sew from bottom to top
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move needle position to the left
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second side 2 sew in the same way from bottom to top
Sew around the zipper pull
̶̶ sew up to about 5 cm away from the zipper pull
̶̶ stop with the needle down, raise the presser foot, open the
zipper, lower the presser foot, finsih sewing (use Free Hand
System)
Seam begin
̶̶ hold thread firmly when starting to sew = pull fabric slightly to the
back (fewer stitches) or
̶̶ sew about 1-2 cm reverse first, and continue to sew as usual
Zipper or fabric is thick or densely woven
For even stitch formation use a 90-100 needle.
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Practical stitches
Manual darning
Darning foot No. 9 */**
Straight stitch No. 1
Holes or worn areas
«Replacing» threads along the lengthside and crosswise in every material.
Preparation
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lower the feed dog
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attach slide-on table
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hoop the sewing project plus stabilizer into the darning hoop (optional
accessory)
►► the darning area stays evenly taut and cannot be distorted
Sewing
̶̶ work from the left to the right, guide the fabric evenly without using
pressure
̶̶ move in curves when changing direction on top and on bottom. Avoid
points as this can cause holes and thread breakage
̶̶ work in different length so the thread is better spread over the fabric
1 Sew the first rows to cover the hole
first rows just beyond the worn area and not too close together
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work the rows in irregular lengths
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turn fabric by a quarter turn -90°
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2 Sew over the first rows
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first rows not too close
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turn fabric by half turn -180°
3 Finish darning the hole
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sew another loose row
Poor stitch formation
̶̶ if the thread is lying on top, slow down the fabric movement
̶̶ if there are knots on the wrong side of the fabric, move the fabric
more quickly
3
Thread breaks
Guide the fabric with a more consistent speed.
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Practical stitches
Automatic darning
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Automatic Buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A
Darning program No. 22
Quick darning of holes or worn areas
Replaces threads along the lengthwise grain in all materials.
Preparation
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hoop light-weight materials in the darning hoop (optional accessory)
►► the darning area stays evenly taut and cannot be distorted
Darning with reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
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insert the needle in the top left of the worn area
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sew first row
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stop sewing computer
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press «Quick reverse»-button
►► the length is programmed
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finish sewing the darning program
►► the sewing computer stops automatically
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press the «clr»-button
►► the program is cleared
Darning with the automatic buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A
̶̶ for darning worn and damaged areas
̶̶ Darning length max. 3cm
̶̶ same procedure as with foot No. 1
Reinforcement
Use fine material or (adhesive) interlining as a backing.
Darning area becomes distored
Correct with the Balance function (see Balance-Function page 36).
Zig-zag
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Zig-zag No. 2
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B
C
A Zig-zag with altered stitch width
B Zig-zag with altered stitch length
C Finishing edges with zig-zag
for all fabrics
for finishing raw edges
elastic seams
decorate sewing
Finishing edges
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guide edge of fabric into the center of the presser foot
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do not select too wide a stitch
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do not select too long a stitch
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needle goes into fabric on one side and over the edge into the air on the
other side
̶̶ the edge of the fabric should lie flat and not roll
̶̶ use a fine darning thread for lightweight fabric
Satin stitch
̶̶ dense, short zig-zag (stitch length 0.5-0.7mm)
̶̶ use satin stitch for appliqué, embroidery, etc.
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Double overlock
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Double overlock No. 10
Closed seam
Double overlock seam in loose knits and cross seams in knits and jerseys.
Knits and jersey
̶̶ use a new Jersey needle to prevent damaging the loops
̶̶ if necessary loosen presser foot pressure
Sewing stretch materials
If necessary use a stretch needle (130/705 H-S).
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Practical stitches
Top stitching edges
Blindstitch foot/sole No. 5
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Edge stitch foot No. 10 */**
Straight stitch No. 1
Narrow edgestitching
Outer edges
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place edge of fold left against the guide on the blindstitch foot/sole
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select needle position at the desired distance left from the folded edge
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Hem edges
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place edge of fold (inside upper edge of hem) right against the guide on the
Blindstitch foot/sole
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select needle position to the right to sew along the upper edge
Blindstitch foot/sole No. 5
Needle position left or far right.
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1 and Edge stitch foot No. 10
(optinal accessory)
Any needle position possible.
Wide edgestitching
Material guidance
Presser foot as guide:
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guide the folded edge along the edge of the presser foot
Stitch plate as guide:
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guide the folded edge along the marks on the stitch plate (1 to 2.5cm)
Seam guide as guide:
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loosen the screw on the back of the presser foot
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insert the seam guide into the hole of the presser foot
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adjust the wide as desired
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tighten the screw
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guide the folded edge along the seam guide
Presser foot shaft/sole
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insert the seam guide into the hole of the presser foot shank
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adjust wide as desired
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guide the folded edge along the seam guide
To sew parallel wide lines, guide the seam guide along a previously sewn line
of stitches.
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Blind hem
Blindstitch foot/sole No. 5
Blindstitch No. 9
For invisible hems in medium to heavy cotton, wool and blended materials.
Preparation
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finish raw edges
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fold and baste or pin the hem
Wrong side of
the material
Right side of the material
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██
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fold the fabric back over the right side of the fabric to expose the finsihed
lower edge
place under presser foot and
move the folded edge against the metal guide on the presser foot
Sewing
̶̶ the metal guide on the sole of the blindstitch sole can be adjusted sideways
by turning the screw on the right
̶̶ the needle should just pierce the edge of the fold (as when hand blindstitching)
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after sewing about 10cm, check both sides of fabric and adjust width again
if necessary
Fine stitch width adjustment
Guide the folded edge evenly along the metal guide on the foot =
even depth.
Guide the raw edge along the guide on the foot to keep the stitch
depth even.
Hem visible
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Jersey stitch No. 14
For visible, elastic hems in jersey, cotton, synthetic and mixed fibers.
Preparation
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iron the hem, baste if necessary
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reduce the presser foot pressure if necessary
Sewing
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sew the hem at preferred depth on the right side
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trim excess fabric from the wrong side
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Practical stitches
Securing program
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Securing program No. 5
̶̶ for all fabrics
̶̶ secures beginning and end of seam
Sewing long seams with straight stitch
Even securing by defined stitch count.
Sew begin
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press the foot control
►► the sewing computer secures automatically when beginning to sew
(5 stitches forward, 5 stitches reverse)
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sew seam with straight stitches in desired length
Ending the seam
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press «Quick reverse»-button
►► the sewing computer secures seam automatically (5 stitches reverse,
5 stitches forward)
►► the sewing computer stops automatically at the end of the securing
program
Basting stitch
Darning foot No. 9 */**
Basting stitch No. 30
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for work which requires a very long stitch
bastes seams, hems, quilts etc.
temporary joining
easy to remove
Preparation
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lower the feed dog
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pin work at a right angle to basting direction
►► to prevent the layers from slipping
Basting
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place fabric under the presser foot
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hold the threads while sewing the first stitch
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pull work from behind to the required length of the stitch
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sew one stitch
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repeat the procedure
Securing/fixing the thread
Lower feed dog, sew at the beginning and at the end 3-4 basting
stitches in the same place.
Thread
Use a fine darning thread for basting as it is easier to remove.
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Flat joining seam
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Stretch-overlock No. 13
Ideal for fluffy or thick materials such as terry cloth, felt and leather etc.
Sewing
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overlap fabric edges
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sew stretch overlock along the fabric edge
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the stitch should sew over the edge of the top layer on the right side
►► very flat durable seam
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Practical stitches
Height compensation of uneven layers
The feed dog works accurately when the foot is level.
If the foot is at an angle, e.g. when sewing over thick to thin or vice-versa, the
feed dog cannot grip and feed the fabric. The fabric might jam.
1
1
To solve this problem, place one, two or three compensating plates as required
behind the needle under the presser foot to level it.
To correct the height in front of the foot, place one or more plates under the
foot close to the needle. Sew until the foot is level again and remove the
plates.
Needle stop down.
Sewing corners
Due to the width of the stitch plate hole the outer feed dog rows are relatively
far apart.
When sewing corners only a small section of the fabric is actually on the feed
dog. Therefore it cannot grip the fabric well.
Place one or more plates of the height compensation tool parallel to the
presser foot close to the edge of the fabric.
►► the fabric is fed evenly
Needle stop down.
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Overview Buttonhole
Standard buttonhole
For light to mediumweight fabrics; blouses, shirts,
trousers, bedlinens, etc.
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Narrow buttonhole
For light- to medium weight fabrics; blouses,
dresses, children's and baby clothes, crafts
Straight-stitch buttonhole
Program for staystitching buttonholes, for pocket
openings, reinforcing buttonholes; especially for
buttonholes in leather and imitation leather
Button sew-on program
For buttons with 2 and 4 holes
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60
Stretch buttonhole
All stretch fabrics made from cotton, wool, silk and
synthetic fibers
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Eyelet with small zig-zag *
Openings for cords and narrow ribbons, decorative
work
61
Round buttonhole
For medium- to heavy weight materials: dresses,
jackets, coats, rainwear
54
Straight-stitch eyelet
Openings for cords and narrow ribbons, decorative
work
62
Keyhole buttonhole
For heavy weight, non-stretch materials: jackets,
coats, leisure wear
56
Heirloom buttonhole
For light- to medium weight woven fabrics: blouses,
dresses, leisure wear, bed linen
63
Buttonhole - important information
Buttonholes are not only practical closures, they can also be used to
decorative effect.
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██
██
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Display shows:
1 Buttonhole number
2 Buttonhole icon
3 Presser foot indicator
1
2
press «Home»-button
select «Buttonhole» via the «Navigation»-buttons
press «OK»-button to confirm or
select the desired buttonhole with the «Direct selection»-buttons
3
When beginning to sew the actual sequence of the buttonhole is displayed
instead of the presser foot indicator.
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Buttonholes
A
Thread tension for sewing buttonholes
thread the bobbin thread through the finger A of the bobbin case
►► the bobbin thread tension is a little tighter
►► this gives the beads on the right side of the fabric a slightly rounded
appearance
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An additional cord reinforces buttonholes and enhances their
appearance (see page 54).
1 Marking the length of manual buttonholes
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mark the buttonhole length in the desired position
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use buttonhole foot/sole No. 3 */**
1
3
2
2 Marking the length of automatic buttonholes
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mark the length of just one buttonhole
►► after sewing the first buttonhole, the length for all subsequent buttonholes is
automatically programmed
██
mark only the beginning of all subsequent buttonholes
██
use automatic buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A
3 Marking the length of keyhole buttonholes
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mark the bead length only
►► the correct length eye will be added when the buttonhole is sewn
►► after sewing the first buttonhole, the length for all subsequent buttonholes is
automatically programmed
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mark only the beginning of all subsequent buttonholes
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use automatic buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A
Test-sewing
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always sew a test sample on the original fabric and
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with stabilizer you intend to use
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select the buttonhole type you intend to use
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sew the buttonhole in the same direction on the fabric (horizontal or vertical,
with or against the grain)
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cut the buttonhole open
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push the button through
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adjust the buttonhole length if necessary
To adjust the bead width
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alter the stitch width
Altering stitch length
Stitch length adjustments affect both buttonhole beads.
►► spacing between the stitches
After stitch length alteration.
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re-program the buttonhole
If a buttonhole is to be sewn at right angles
to the seam, we recommend the use of the
height compensation plates (optional
accessory). Place the plates from the back
between fabric and bottom of slide foot up to
the thick part of the fabric and push to front.
When sewing a buttonhole in difficult
materials, we recommend to use the
Compensation plate for buttonholes
(optional accessory). It can be used along
with buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A.
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Stabilizer and interfacing
̶̶ interfacing provides durability and stability to the buttonhole
̶̶ choose the interfacing according to the material being used
̶̶ when using thick or fluffy materials an embroidery stabilizer can be used
►► therefore the fabric feeds better
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Cording
General facts
̶̶ use cording to reinforce buttonholes and enhance their appearance
̶̶ the loop of the cord should be at the end of the buttonhole that is most
subject to wear = where button is sewn on
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position the work accordingly
Ideal cords
̶̶ Perle cotton No. 8
̶̶ strong hand-sewing thread
̶̶ fine crochet yarn
Cord with the automatic buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A
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raise the buttonhole foot No. 3A
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insert the needle at the beginning of the buttonhole
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guide the cord on the right side under the buttonhole foot No. 3A
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hook the cord over the pin at the back of the buttonhole foot No. 3A
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pull the cord on the left side under the buttonhole foot No. 3A to the front
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pull the cord ends into the slits
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lower buttonhole foot No. 3A
Sewing
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sew the buttonhole in the usual manner
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do not hold the cord
►► the buttonhole will sew over the cord, covering it
Cord with buttonhole foot/sole No. 3 */**
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raise buttonhole foot
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insert the needle at the beginning of the buttonhole
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hook cord over the pin in the middle of the buttonhole foot (at the front)
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pull both cord ends under the buttonhole foot sole to the back and
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place both ends of the cord in the grooves on the sole
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lower the buttonhole foot
Sewing
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sew the buttonhole in the usual manner
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do not hold the cord
►► the buttonhole will sew over the cord, covering it
Securing the cord
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pull the cord through the buttonhole until the loop disappears into the end
of it
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pull the ends of the cord through to wrong side of the fabric, using a hand
stitching-needle
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knot or secure with stitches
Before cutting the buttonhole open
Place a pin in each end of the buttonhole to prevent accidental
cutting into ends of buttonhole.
Cutting buttonholes open with the seam ripper
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cut the buttonhole from the ends to the middle
Cutting open buttonholes with the Buttonhole Cutter (optional
accessory)
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place the fabric on the wood
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place the cutter in the centre of the buttonhole
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press down on the cutter with your hand
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Balance
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2
Balance for automatic and manual buttonholes
Any balance alterations to the manual and auto-length buttonholes affect both
beads identically because they are sewn in the same direction.
The keyhole or eye is balanced as follows:
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sew straight stitches forward until
►► the sewing computer switches to the eye
██
stop the sewing computer
██
press the «Balance»-button
►► the balance display appears
1 the keyhole is distorted to the right
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press the left «Navigation»-button
►► the keyhole is corrected to the left
Test-sewing!
2 the keyhole is distorted to the left
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press the right «Navigation»-button
►► the keyhole is corrected to the right
Test-sewing!
When all buttonholes have been sewn, return balance to the normal
setting! (see page 36)
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Buttonholes
Standard and stretch buttonhole with auto-length, automatically
Automatic buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A
Automatic standard and stretch buttonhole No. 51, 52, 53
The lens on automatic buttonhole foot No. 3A automatically registers the length
of the buttonhole for exact duplication.
Preparation
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select the desired buttonhole
Display shows:
►► the number of the selected buttonhole
►► Automatic buttonhole foot No. 3A
The slide foot must lie perfectly flat on the fabric! If the slide foot rests
on a seam allowance, the length cannot be measured accurately.
Programming the buttonhole
1 █ sew first bead forward
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stop sewing computer
██
press «Quick reverse»-button
►► «auto» is shown on the display
►► the buttonhole length is programmed
1
2
3
4
5
The sewing computer sews automatically:
2 the straight stitches in reverse
3 the first bartack
4 the second bead forwards
5 the second bartack and securing stitches
►► the sewing computer stops and returns automatically to buttonhole
begin
Auto-buttonhole
̶̶ all subsequent buttonholes will be sewn to exactly the same length (no
need to press the «Quick reverse»-button)
̶̶ the programmed buttonhole can be saved in the long-term memory (see
page 58)
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press the «clr»-button
►► the programmed settings are cleared
Exact duplication
The auto function ensures that each buttonhole will be exactly the
same length as the previous one.
Sewing speed
̶̶ sew at moderate speed for best results
̶̶ sew all buttonholes at the same speed for a consistent bead
density
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Automatic round and keyhole buttonhole
Automatic buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A
Automatic round and keyhole buttonhole No. 54, 56
Preparation
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select the desired buttonhole
Display shows:
►► the number of the selected buttonhole
►► Automatic buttonhole foot No. 3A
The slide foot must lie perfectly flat on the fabric! If the slide foot rests
on a seam allowance, the length cannot be measured accurately.
Programming the buttonhole
1 █ sew straight stitches forward
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stop sewing computer
██
press «Quick reverse»-button
►► «auto» is shown on the display
►► the buttonhole length is programmed
1
2
3
4
5
6
The sewing computer sews the following automatically:
2 the eye
3 the first bead in reverse
4 the straight stitches forward
5 the second bead in reverse
6 the bartack and securing stitches
►► the sewing computer stops and returns automatically to buttonhole
begin
Auto-buttonhole
̶̶ all subsequent buttonholes will be sewn to exactly the same length (no
need to press the «Quick reverse»-button)
̶̶ the programmed buttonhole can be saved in the long-term memory (see
page 58)
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press the «clr»-button
►► the programmed settings are cleared
Exact duplication
The auto function ensures that each buttonhole will be exactly the
same length as the previous one.
Double sewn keyhole buttonholes
̶̶ keyhole buttonholes can be sewn twice on thick fabrics - use a
longer stitch length for the first run
̶̶ after sewing the first buttonhole, do not move the work
̶̶ reduce the stitch length manually and sew the buttonhole again
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Heirloom buttonhole
Automatic buttonhole foot No. 3A
Heirloom Buttonhole No. 63
Preparation
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select buttonhole
Display shows:
►► the number of the selected buttonhole
►► Automatic buttonhole foot No. 3A
Programming the buttonhole
1 █ sew the first bead forwards
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stop the sewing computer
██
press «Quick reverse»-button
►► «auto» is shown on the display
►► buttonhole length is programmed
1
2
3
4
The sewing computer sews the following automatically:
2 the round part
3 the second bead in reverse
4 the bartack and the securing stitches
►► the sewing computer stops and returns automatically to buttonhole
begin
Auto-buttonhole
►► all subsequent buttonholes will be sewn to exactly the same length (no
need to press the «Quick reverse»-button)
██
the programmed buttonholes can be saved in the long-term memory
██
press the «clr»-button
►► the programmed settings are cleared
Buttonhole in long term memory
Buttonhole in long term memory
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program buttonhole
██
press «OK»-button
►► the buttonhole is now saved in long term memory
►► «mem» is displayed
Selection of a saved buttonhole
Programmed saved buttonholes can be opened for re-use even after the
sewing computer has been disconnected.
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select the desired buttonhole type
██
sew programmed buttonhole
►► only one length per buttonhole can be saved
██
when a new length is confirmed by «OK», the previously saved length will
be overwritten
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Manual buttonhole (all types)
Sewing buttonholes manually is ideal if you only need to sew one; also for
repairing existing buttonholes.
The number of steps depends on the type of the selected buttonhole.
Manual buttonholes cannot be saved.
Buttonhole foot/sole No. 3 */**
Preparation
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select the desired buttonhole
The display shows:
►► the number of the selected buttonhole
►► Automatic buttonhole foot No. 3A
Sewing a manual standard buttonhole
1 █ sew the bead up to the end of the length marking
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stop sewing computer
██
press «Quick reverse»-button
2 █ sew straight stitch in reverse
██
stop sewing computer at height of the first stitch (buttonhole begin)
██
press «Quick reverse»-button
3 █ sew upper bartack and second bead
██
stop sewing computer
██
press «Quick reverse»-button
4 █ sew lower bartack and securing stitches
2
1
4
3
1
2
3
4
5
Sewing manual keyhole or round buttonhole
1 █ sew straight stitches forward up to the end of the length marking
██
stop sewing computer
██
press «Quick reverse»-button
2 █ sew keyhole and first bead in reverse
██
stop sewing computer at the height of the first stitch (buttonhole begin)
██
press «Quick reverse»-button
3 █ sew straight stitches forwards
██
stop sewing computer at the keyhole
██
press «Quick reverse»-button
4 █ sew second bead in reverse
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stop sewing computer at the height of the first stitch (buttonhole begin)
██
press «Quick reverse»-button
5 █ sew bartack and securing stitches
Sew both beads at the same speed.
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Button sew-on program
Darning foot No. 9 */**
Button sew-on foot No. 18 */**
Button sew-on program No. 60
For buttons with 2 and 4 holes.
Sewing on buttons
Buttons sewn on for decorative purposes only are stitched without a thread
shank.
The length of the shank (= thread between button and fabric) can be made
shorter or longer as required with foot No. 18.
Sewing on buttons with darning foot No. 9 */**
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select button sew-on program
██
check distances between holes with the handwheel
██
adjust stitch width if necessary
██
hold the threads when starting to sew
██
sew the first securing stitches into the left hole
██
sewing the button sew-on program
►► sewing computer stops automatically when program is completed and is
ready for the next button
Beginning and ending threads
The threads are secured and can be trimmed.
For secure results
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pull on both bobbin threads until the ends of the upper threads are visible
on the wrong side
██
pull the threads out and knot the ends additionally
██
trim the threads
Sewing on buttons with foot No. 18 */**
set the shank length with the screw on the foot
██
select button sewing-on program and continue as with foot No. 9 */**
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Sewing 4-hole button
sew the front holes first
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carefully move the button forward
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sew the back holes with the same program
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For a increased stability the button sew-on program can be sewn
twice.
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Eyelet program
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Eyelet with small zig-zag No. 61 *
Straight-stitch eyelet No. 62
Sewing eyelets
██
select eyelet
██
position fabric under the presser foot and sew eyelet program
►► sewing computer stops automatically and is at the beginning of the eyelet
program again
Punching eyelets
██
use an awl, punch pliers or a hole punch to open the eyelet
Adjust the roundness of the eyelet if necessary with balance.
For increased stability sew the eyelet twice.
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Decorative stitches
Selecting a decorative stitch
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██
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press «Home»-button
select «Decorative Stitches»-icon via the «Navigation»-buttons
press «OK»-button to confirm
►► display shows an overview of the categories
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select the desired category via the «Navigation»-buttons
██
press «OK»-button to confirm
►► the desired category is activated
██
select the desired stitch pattern
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press «OK»-button to confirm
Application
Depending on the type of material, simple or more complex decorative stitches
should be selected to best suit the material.
̶̶ decorative stitches which are programmed with simple straight stitches, are
particularly appropriate for light weight materials, e.g. decorative stitch
No. 101
̶̶ decorative stitches which are programmed with triple straight stitches or
with a few satin stitches are particularly appropriate for medium weight
materials, e.g. decorative stitch No. 615
̶̶ decorative stitches which are programmed with satin stitches are particularly appropriate for medium weight materials, e.g. decorative stitch No. 401
Categories
Cat. 100 = Florals
Cat. 300 = Cross stitches
Cat. 400 = Satin stitches
Cat. 600 = Ornamental stitches
Cat. 700 = Heirloom stitches
Cat. 900 = Novelty
Cat. 1300= Quilt stitches
Perfect stitch formation
̶̶ use the same thread color for upper and lower thread
̶̶ reinforce the fabric on the wrong side using stabilizer
̶̶ use an additional, water-soluble stabilizer on the right side of pile
or longfiber materials (e.g. wool, velvet etc.) which can be easily
removed after sewing
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Quilt stitches
Overview Quilt stitches
Various stitch patterns are available which are used especially in quilting, for
patchwork or for appliqué.
press «Home»-button
select «Decorative Stitches»-icon via the «Navigation»-buttons
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press the «OK»-button to confirm
►► display shows an overview of the categories
██
select category quilt stitches
██
press the «OK»-button to confirm
██
select the desired stitch pattern
██
██
Quilters' securing program
1324
Feather stitch
1332
Quilting straight stitch *
1325
Feather stitch variations
1333-1338 * (partly)
1333
Decorative quilt stitch variations
1339-1342, 1344-1345 * (partly)
Stippling stitch
1327
1339
Handlook quilt stitch variations *
1347-1348
Handlook quilt stitch
1328
1347
Blanket stitch
1329
Blanket stitch (dual)
1352
Double blanket stitch
1330
Double blanket stitch (dual) *
1353
Blind stitch (narrow)
1331
Satin stitch
1354
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Quilt stitches
Handlook quilt stitch
Reverse pattern foot/sole No. 1
Handlook quilt stitch No. 1328, 1347 *, 1348 *
Suitable for all fabrics and work which should look «hand sewn».
Thread
̶̶ Upper thread = Monofilament
̶̶ Lower thread = 30/2 cotton thread
Test-sewing
►► the lower thread is pulled up by strong upper thread tension
̶̶ one stitch is visible (bobbin thread)
̶̶ one stitch invisible (monofilament) = hand-look effect
Upper thread tension
Depending on the fabric increase the tension (6-9).
Balance
Adjust stitch with the balance if necessary.
Perfect corners
̶̶ press «Needle stop»-button, needle down, press «Pattern end/
pattern repeat»-button, turn fabric
̶̶ when pivoting make sure that the fabric does not become distorted
Monofilament breaks
̶̶ sew more slowly
̶̶ reduce upper thread tension slightly
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Quilt stitches
Free-motion quilting
Darning foot No. 9 */**
Straight stitch No. 1
Free-motion quilting
For all types of free motion quilting work.
Preparation
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pin top layer, batting and backing together, or baste if necessary
██
attach slide-on table
██
use the Free Hand System
██
lower the feed dog
Holding the work
██
hold the work with both hands like an embroidery frame
Quilt gloves with rubber fingertips will help when guiding the work.
Quilting a design
██
quilt from the center outwards
██
guide the work using smooth, round movements to form the design of your
choice
Stipple quilting
̶̶ this technique covers the entire surface of the fabric with quilt stitches
̶̶ the lines of stitching are rounded and never cross one another
Free-motion quilting and darning
The two techniques are based on the same Free Motion principles.
Poor stitch formation
̶̶ if thread is lying on top of the fabric, slow down the movement of
the material
̶̶ if there are knots on the wrong side of the fabric, move the
material more quickly
Monofilament thread breaks
Reduce the motor speed and/or loosen the upper thread tension.
Thread breaks
Guide the fabric more consistently.
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BSR
Quilting with BSR *
BSR-Function
The BSR presser foot reacts to the movement of the fabric under the foot and
controls the speed of the sewing computer up to the maximum speed possible.
The following applies: the faster the fabric is moved, the higher the speed of
the sewing computer.
If the fabric is moved too fast, an accoustic signal (beep sound) is heard, if the
Beeper is activated (see page 68).
ATTENTION!
As long as the BSR presser foot is illuminated red, adjustments
like threading and changing the needle, for example, must not
be carried out, as the needle will engage while fabric is moved
unintentionally! Without fabric feed the BSR mode is turned off
after approx. 7 seconds and the red light goes off.
Please refer to Safety Instructions!
By activating the BSR function the sewing computer sews
either continuously at reduced speed (mode 1, standard), or as
soon as the fabric is moved (mode 2).
BSR-function with straight stitch No. 1
This function using the BSR presser foot, allows for free-motion quilting
(sewing) using the straight stitch and a pre-selected stitch length up to 4 mm.
The regulated set stitch length is maintained within a certain speed,
independent of the movement of the fabric.
BSR-function with zig-zag No. 2
The zig-zag can be used e.g. for thread painting. The set stitch length will not
be maintained when sewing with the zigzag stitch, but the BSR function
simplifies the application.
There are two different BSR modes
̶̶ BSR 1-Mode is the active standard
̶̶ the sewing computer runs continuously at a reduced motor speed, as soon
as the foot control or the «Start/Stop»-button is pressed
̶̶ the sewing speed depends on the movement of the fabric
̶̶ through continuous needle movement, securing in the same position is
possible without pressing an additional button
̶̶ by pressing the «BSR»-button (see page 29) the BSR 2-Mode is engaged
̶̶ the sewing computer will only engage if the foot control or the «Start/
Stop»-button is pressed and the fabric is moved simultaneously
̶̶ the movement of the fabric determines the sewing speed
̶̶ for securing, the «Securing function»-button must be pressed
̶̶ by pressing the «BSR»-button again, mode 1 is engaged
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BSR
For an even sewing start (the first stitch) the foot control must be
pressed and the fabric moved simultaneously. This also applies for
sewing points and straight stitching within a round form.
When resuming work with the BSR presser foot after exiting the
function, the BSR mode that was active at the time of exiting the
BSR function will be activated, even if the sewing computer was
turned off in the meantime.
When exeeding a certain speed, adhering to regular stitch length
cannot be guaranteed.
Make sure that the lens on the bottom of the BSR foot is clean (no
fingerprints, etc.). Clean lens periodically with soft, slightly damp
cloth.
Preparation
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lower the feed dog
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presser foot pressure may be reduced depending on the material type and
thickness
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use slide-on table
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use the Free Hand System
Removing the presser foot sole
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press both buttons together
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slide the sole downwards out of the groove
Attaching the presser foot sole
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slide the desired sole up in the groove until it clicks into its place
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attach the BSR presser foot to the sewing computer
plug the cable in the outlet provided
►► BSR-Display is opened automatically
►► straight stitch is activated
►► BSR 1 mode is engaged
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select the zig-zag or the straight stitch again by pressing the «Direct
Selection»-button
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set the desired stitch length
̶̶ the basic stitch length is 2 mm
̶̶ when sewing small forms and stipplings, stitch length of 1-1.5 mm is
suggested
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BSR
Functions in the BSR mode
Needle stop down (default)
►► the arrow points down on the BSR-Display
►► the sewing computer stops with needle down, when taking foot off foot
control or engaging the «Start/Stop»-button
Needle stop up
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press the «Needle stop»-button
►► the arrow points up
►► the sewing computer stops with needle up, when taking foot off foot control
or engaging the «Start/Stop»-button
Raise or lower the needle
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press «Needle stop»-button
►► to raise or to lower the needle
Securing with the «Start/Stop»-button (only Mode 1)
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place the fabric under the presser foot
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lower presser foot
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press the «Needle stop»-button twice
►► the lower thread is brought up
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hold upper and lower thread
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press the «Start/Stop»-button
►► BSR mode is activated
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sew 5-6 securing stitches
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press the «Start/Stop»-button
►► BSR mode is deactivated
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cut threads
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press the «Start/Stop»-button
►► BSR mode is activated
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continue the stitching process
Securing function (only Mode 2)
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press the «Securing function»-button
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press either the foot control or the «Start/Stop»-button
By moving the fabric some short securing stitches are sewn, then the set
stitch length will be activated and the securing function will be automatically
deactivated.
Beeper (Acoustic Signal) Activation/Deactivation
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select the «Setup»-Program
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select the icon «BSR Beep» via the «Navigation»-buttons
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press the «OK»-button to confirm
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select left icon
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press «OK»-button to confirm
►► Beeper is activated
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select right icon
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press «OK»-button to confirm
►► Beeper is deactivated
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press the «Back»-button
►► the main menu appears
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press «BSR»-button
►► the BSR-Display appears (mode 1 or 2)
̶̶ when the Beeper is activated, the signal is heard as soon as the sewing
computer sews at maximal speed
̶̶ when the BSR mode is quit, the Beeper keeps the current setting (activated
or deactivated)
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Activating the BSR Sewing Function
Option 1:
BSR-Function via the foot control
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plug in the foot control
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lower the presser foot
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press the foot control
►► BSR mode starts
►► a red light appears on the presser foot
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press foot control while sewing
̶̶ the speed of the sewing computer is regulated by the movement of the
fabric
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release the foot control
►► the BSR mode is stopped
Option 2:
BSR-Function via the «Start/Stop»-button
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lower the presser foot
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press «Start/Stop»-button
►► BSR mode is activated
►► a red light appears on the presser foot
̶̶ the speed of the sewing computer is regulated by the movement of the
fabric
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press the «Start/Stop»-button again
►► BSR mode is stopped
Deactivating the BSR Sewing Function by using the «Start/Stop»-button
Mode 1
If the fabric is not moved for approx. 7 seconds, the BSR mode is deactivated
and the red light on the presser foot goes off.
Mode 2
If the stitching process is ended by no longer moving the fabric, one additional
stitch is made, depending on the needle position. The sewing computer always
stops with needle up, even if the arrow on the display points down.
Holding the work
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both hands hold and guide the fabric like a hoop
̶̶ abrupt movements (slowing down resp. speeding up) can result in slightly
too short or too long stitches
̶̶ continuous movement (no abrupt movements) will provide best results
̶̶ do not pivot the fabric while sewing
Quilt gloves with rubber fingertips will help when guiding the work.
Application example:
̶̶ BSR with zig-zag No. 2
̶̶ the zig-zag can be used for thread painting
̶̶ areas can be filled and therefore forms or pictures can be created
BSR Function deactivation
pull out the plug of the BSR presser foot connection cable on the sewing
computer
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remove the BSR presser foot
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Alphabets
Alphabets
██
██
██
A
B
C
D
►►
A
B
C
D
press «Home»-button
select the «Alphabet»-icon on the Main Display via the
«Navigation»-buttons
press the «OK»-button to confirm
the Alphabet Display providing the following four alphabets appears:
Block alphabet
Double Block alphabet
Cyrillic alphabet
Hiragana
select the desired alphabet via the «Navigation»-buttons
press the «OK»-button to confirm
►► the character set appears
██
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Combi mode
Combi mode/memory
Programming practical stitches/decorative stitches/alphabets
100 stitch patterns, lettering or numbers can be combined and saved in the
combi mode/memory. The memory is long term. The contents are kept until
they are deleted by the user. A power cut or switching off the sewing computer
does not have any effect on the stored contents. Alterations concerning stitch
length or stitch width as well as needle position can be made at any time.
Single stitch patterns, lettering or numbers can be deleted or added.
██
██
██
A
B
C
D
A
press «Home»-button
select the «Combi mode»-icon via the «Navigation»-buttons
press the «OK»-button to confirm
Edit-area
Alphabets
Decorative stitches
Practical stitches
select the desired category and the desired stitch pattern
press the «OK»-button to confirm
Stitch patterns can also be selected via the «Direct Selection»-buttons.
██
██
B
C
D
Application of the «Navigation»-buttons within one stitch pattern
category/alphabet
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press and hold one of the «Navigation»-buttons
►► quick scrolling through the stitch pattern category/alphabet
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press the «right»-button at the end of the line
►► the first pattern of the next line is activated
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press the «left»-button at the beginning of the line
►► the last stitch pattern of the previous line is activated
██
press the «right»-button at the end of the alphabet/stitch category
►► the first pattern of the alphabet/stitch category is activated
██
press the «left»-button at the beginning of the alphabet/stitch category
►► the last pattern of the alphabet/stitch category is activated
►► stitch pattern in the last row is activated
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press the «down»-button
►► letter/stitch pattern at the same position in the first row is activated
►► the letter/stitch pattern in the first row is activated
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press «up»-button
►► the cursor jumps to the Edit-area
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Combi mode
1
2
3
►► the entered stitch patterns/letters are displayed in the Edit-area 1
►► the cursor indicates where the desired stitch pattern/letter is added
►► to the right of the cursor you can add, to the left of the cursor you can
delete
►► the number 2 of the active stitch pattern is shown
►► if the complete combination can't be displayed, it will be indicated by arrow
symbols on the right and on the left of the combination
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scroll through the combination via the «Navigation»-buttons «right/left»
►► the occupied memory locations 3 are indicated
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jump from the selected category to the Edit-area and back via the
«Navigation»-buttons «up/down»
These stitch patterns and programs can't be programmed:
̶̶ Securing program No. 5
̶̶ Darning program No. 22
̶̶ Basting stitch No. 30
̶̶ Buttonholes
̶̶ Button sew-on program No. 60
̶̶ Eyelets No. 61, No. 62
Sewing a combination
Creating a combination.
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press the «Back»-button twice
►► the Combi-mode-Display appears
██
select the «Needle»-Symbol
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press the «OK»-button to confirm
►► the Sewing Display of the combi mode appears
██
sew combination
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you can scroll through the combination via the «Navigation»-buttons
►► the displayed stitch pattern can be edited (e.g. mirroring etc.)
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Combi mode
Example A
Continued sewing of the stitch pattern combination.
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select the «Combi mode», see page 71
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select decorative stitches
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press the «OK»-button to confirm
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select the stitch pattern No. 711 in category 700
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press the «OK»-button to confirm
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press the «Back»-button
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select the stitch pattern No. 407 in category 400
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press the «OK»-button to confirm
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press the «Back»-button twice
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choose the sewing mode
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press the «OK»-button to confirm
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sew combination
Example B
Combining stitch pattern and «Mirroring»-Function and sewing continuously.
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select the «Combi mode», see page 71
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select decorative stitches
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press the «OK»-button to confirm
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select stitch pattern No. 730 in category 700
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press the «OK»-button to confirm
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select the stitch pattern No. 730 again
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press the «OK»-button to confirm
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press the «Back»-button twice
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choose the sewing mode
██
press the «OK»-button to confirm
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select the second stitch pattern via the «Navigation»-button «down»
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press the «Mirror image»-button
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press the «Pattern begin»-button
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sew combination
Combinations of decorative stitches sewn with embroidery
thread
̶̶ stitch patterns appear fuller
̶̶ thread the bobbin thread into the bobbin finger for best results
Pattern combination on two layers of fabric
Bottom layer does not pucker.
Pattern combination on a single layer of fabric
̶̶ always use a (adhesive) stabilizer or a tissue paper as a backing
̶̶ remove stabilizer or tissue paper after sewing
Example C
Programming lettering/numbers.
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select «Combi mode»-icon
██
select desired alphabet and enter the text
██
press the «Back»-button twice
██
choose the sewing mode
██
press the «Securing»-button
►► the sewing computer sews securing stitches at the beginning of the entered
combination
██
sew the combination
██
press the «Securing»-button while sewing
►► the sewing computer sews securing stitches at the end of the entered
combination and stops
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trim connecting threads after sewing
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Combi mode
Correcting the combination
Delete the complete combination
██
press «Home»-button
select the «Combi mode»-icon via the «Navigation»-buttons
press the «OK»-button to confirm
►► the Combi-mode-Display appears
██
select the «Delete»-icon
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press the «OK»-button to confirm
►► the complete combination is deleted
██
██
Deleting a single stitch pattern/letter
██
press the «Navigation»-button «up» until the cursor is in the Edit-area
██
place the cursor to the right of the stitch pattern/letter to be deleted via the
«Navigation»-buttons «right/left»
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press the «clr»-button
██
the stitch pattern/letter to the left of the cursor is deleted
Adding stitch patterns/letters
██
press the «Navigation»-button «up» until the cursor is in the Edit-area
██
place the cursor at the desired position via the «Navigation»-buttons «right/
left»
Adding the stitch pattern/letter at the beginning of a combination.
██
place the cursor to the «left» of the first stitch pattern/letter via the
«Navigation»-buttons
██
press the «Navigation»-button «down»
██
select the desired stitch pattern/letter in the selected category
██
press the «OK»-button to confirm
►► the stitch pattern/letter is inserted to the right of the cursor in the Edit-area
Leaving the combi mode/memory
press «Home»-button
►► the Main Display appears
►► the combination is saved
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Cleaning
Cleaning
ATTENTION!
Disconnect plug from the socket before cleaning or lubricating!
Never use alcohol, petrol, white spirit or any type of solvent to
clean the sewing computer!
Cleaning the display and the sewing computer
Wipe with a soft, damp cloth.
Feed dog area
Clean the sewing computer after every use - remove any lint from under the
stitch plate and in the hook area.
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turn power switch to «0» (off)
██
pull out plug from electrical outlet
██
remove presser foot and needle
██
open the bobbin door
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press the stitch plate down at the right back corner until it flips up
██
remove the stitch plate
██
clean the area with the lint brush
██
replace the stitch plate
Cleaning the hook
██
turn power switch to «0» (off)
██
pull out plug from electrical outlet
██
remove bobbin case
██
push the release lever to the left
██
let down the locking lever and the black hook race cover
██
remove the hook
██
██
██
██
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clean the hook race with a cloth or brush, never use a sharp instrument
replace the hook, turning the handwheel if necessary until the hook driver is
on the left
close the hook race cover and secure with the locking lever, the locking pin
must engage
check by turning the handwheel
insert the bobbin case
Lubricating
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turn power switch to «0» (off)
██
pull out plug from electrical outlet
██
squeeze 1 or 2 drops of BERNINA oil into the hook race
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turn power switch to «I» (on)
██
run the sewing computer for a short time (without thread)
►► this prevents the fabric from getting dirty
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
In most cases you will be able to identify and remedy faults by checking the following.
Check if:
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the upper and lower threads are threaded correctly
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the needle is inserted correctly
██
the needle size is correct - check the needle/thread table page 24
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the needle tip and shaft are undamaged
██
the sewing computer is clean - brush out any thread lint
██
the hook race is clean
██
any threads are trapped between the tension discs or under the bobbin case spring
Fault
Cause
Uneven stitch
formation
̶̶
̶̶
̶̶
̶̶
̶̶
̶̶
Upper thread too tight/too slack
Needle blunt or bent
Poor quality needle
Poor quality thread
Needle/thread combination is incorrect
Incorrectly threaded
̶̶
̶̶
̶̶
̶̶
̶̶
Incorrect needle system
Needle bent or blunt
Poor quality needle
Needle inserted incorrectly
Incorrect needle point
Skipped stitches
Faulty stitching
Repair
̶̶ Remnants of thread between the
tension discs
̶̶ Incorrectly threaded
̶̶ Remnants of thread under the bobbin
case spring
Thread is caught
in the area of the
take-up lever
̶̶ Upper thread breaks
Upper thread
breaks
̶̶
̶̶
̶̶
̶̶
A
Upper thread tension too tight
Incorrectly threaded
Poor-quality or old thread
Stitch plate or hook tip damaged
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██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
reduce/increase upper thread tension
use new BERNINA quality needles
use new BERNINA quality needles
use quality thread (Isacord, Mettler, Gütermann etc.)
match the needle to the thread size
check upper and lower thread
use needle system 130/705H
use new BERNINA quality needles
use new BERNINA quality needles
insert needle as far up as it will go
match the needle point to the texture of the fabric
fold a piece of thin material and slide the folded edge (not the
raw edges) between the thread tension discs, moving the
fabric back and forth to clean the right and left side of the
thread tension
check upper and lower thread
carefully remove any thread remnants from under the spring
If the upper thread breaks and the thread is trapped in the area
of the take-up lever, proceed as follows:
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power switch to «0» (off)
██
remove the screw A on the headframe with the angular Torx
button
██
turn headframe cover slightly to the left, then slide it upwards
and remove
██
remove remnants of thread
██
attach headframe and retighten screw
██
██
██
██
reduce upper thread tension
check upper thread
use quality threads (Isacord, Mettler, Gütermann)
take the sewing computer to the nearest authorized
BERNINA dealer
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Fault
Cause
Lower thread
breaks
̶̶ Lower thread tension too tight
̶̶ Stitch hole in the stitch plate has been
damaged
̶̶ Needle blunt or bent
Needle breaks
Repair
̶̶ Needle not correctly inserted
̶̶ Fabric was pulled
̶̶ Fabric was pushed when thick material
used
̶̶ Poor-quality thread, unevenly wound
or knotted
Sewing computer
̶̶ Sewing computer fails to run or runs
slowly
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██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
██
Message
Assert in File
̶̶ Internal calculation error
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increase the upper thread tension
take the sewing computer to the nearest authorized
BERNINA dealer
use new needle
tighten the needle clamp screw
do not pull the fabric during sewing
use the correct presser foot for thick material (e.g. Jeans foot
No. 8) use height compensating tool when sewing over a
thick seam
use quality thread (Isacord, Mettler, Gütermann etc.)
plug not properly inserted
power switch to «0» (off)
sewing computer has been standing in a cold room
take the sewing computer to the nearest authorized
BERNINA dealer
switch the sewing computer off and on again
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Stitch pattern
Stitch Pattern Summary
BERNINA 530
Practical stitches
Buttonholes
Decorative stitches
Floral stitches
Cross stitches
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Stitch pattern
Satin stitches
Ornamental stitches
Heirloom stitches
Novelty stitches
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Stitch pattern
Quilt stitches
Alphabets
Block alphabet
Double Block alphabet
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Stitch pattern
Cyrillic alphabet
Hiragana
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Stitch pattern
BERNINA 550 QE
Practical stitches
Buttonholes
Decorative stitches
Floral stitches
Cross stitches
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Stitch pattern
Satin stitches
Ornamental stitches
Heirloom stitches
Novelty stitches
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Stitch pattern
Quilt stitches
Alphabets
Block alphabet
Double Block alphabet
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Stitch pattern
Cyrillic alphabet
Hiragana
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Index
Index
A
Accessories
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Presser foot shank/sole
8
██
Presser feet
8
██
Standard7
Accessory box
██
Possible organization
Alphabets
9
9
70, 80-81, 84-85
Altering
██
Balance36
██
Needle position
27
██
Presser foot pressure
21
██
Stitch length
27
██
Stitch width
27
Altering needle position
27
Altering stitch length
27
Altering stitch width
27
Altering stitches
██
Practical-/Decorative stitches
██
Length
██
Width
Attaching
██
Free Hand System
██
Presser foot
██
Presser foot sole
██
Seam guide
██
Slide-on table
██
Stitch plate
Automatic buttonhole
39
27
27
13
19
18
12
12
19
56-58
Automatic heirloom buttonhole
██
Programming58
Automatic keyhole and round buttonhole
██
Programming57
Automatic standard and stretch buttonhole
██
Programming56
B
Back button
28
Balance
██
Buttonhole55
██
Practical and decorative stitches
36
Basting stitch 48
Beeper
Blind hem
32, 33, 68
Bobbin case
██
Bobbin finger
██
Changing
██
Inserting
██
Removing
Bobbin cover
Bobbin thread cutter
Bobbin winder pre-tension
Brightness and contrast
15
15
15
15
11
15
11, 14
32
BSR66-69
██
Activating69
██
Attaching presser foot 67
██
Beeper
68
██
Deactivating
69
██
Display
67
██
Functions
68
██
Modes
66
██
Preparation
67
██
Quilting
69
██
Remove/attach presser foot sole 67
██
With straight stitch No. 1
66
██
With zig-zag No. 2
66
Button sew-on program
51, 60
Buttonhole51-59
██
4-steps59
██
5-steps
59
██
Altering stitch length
52
██
Altering the bead width
52
██
Automatic
56-58
██
Automatic buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A
8, 56
██
Balance
55
██
Compensation plate
52
██
Cording
54
██
Cutting open
54
██
Duplicating
56, 57
██
Height compensation tool
52
██
Heirloom buttonhole
51
██
Important information
51
██
In long term memory
58
██
Keyhole buttonhole
51
██
Manual buttonhole
59
██
Marking
52
██
Overview
51, 78, 82
██
Programming
56-58
██
Round buttonhole
51
██
Stabilizer
53
██
Standard buttonhole
51
██
Standard buttonhole narrow
51
██
Straight stitch buttonhole
51
██
Stretch buttonhole
51
██
Test sewing
52
██
Thread tension
52
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C
Cable
██
Plugging in
██
Unwinding/winding
12
12
Creative consultant
██
Overview35
██
Recommendations
35
██
Sewing techniques
35
██
Types of fabrics
35
Carrying handle 11
D
Changing
██
Bobbin case
██
Needle
██
Presser foot
██
Presser foot shank
██
Presser foot sole
██
Stitch plate
Cleaning
██
Display and sewing computer
██
Feed dog area
██
Hook
██
Lubricating
Cleaning symbol
15
16
19
18
18
19
75
75
75
75
30
clr-button
11, 29
Combi mode
71-74
██
Contents71
██
Programming practical/decorative stitches 71-72
██
Using the «Navigation»-buttons
71
Combining
██
Adding a stitch pattern
74
██
Correcting
74
██
Deleting a complete combination
74
██
Deleting a single stitch pattern 74
██
Examples
73
██
Sewing
72
50
Compensating material Connection
██
Foot control
11, 12
██
Free Hand System
11, 13
██
Power cable
11
██
Special accessory
11
Contents5
Contrast and brightness
32
Cording
██
Automatic buttonhole foot with slide No. 3A
██
Buttonhole foot No. 3
██
Buttonhole sole No. 3
██
Securing
Correcting
██
Fabric layers
██
Height of seam
██
Practical-/decorative stitches
Cotton thread
Cover ██
Thread take-up lever
54
54
54
54
50
50
36
23
11
Darning
██
Automatic44
██
Manually
43
Darning hoop connection
11
Decorative stitches
██
Application62
██
Overview
62, 78-80, 82-83
██
Selecting
62
Detail view
██
Sewing computer
10, 11
Direct selection buttons
26, 38
Display
██
Alphabets70
██
BSR
67
██
Buttonholes
51
██
Cleaning
75
██
Combi mode
71
██
Decorative stitches
62
██
Main display/main menu
31
██
Overview
30
██
Practical stitches
31
Double overlock
45
E
Edges
██
Top stitching
Environmental protection
Examples of application
██
Practical stitches
Eyelet
██
With small zig-zag
██
With straight stitch
46
3
40-49
51, 61
51, 61
F
Fabric feed
██
Feed dog
22
Feed dog
██
Fabric feed
22
██
Lowering
22
██
Position 22
██
Ready to sew
22
██
Symbol
30
FHS13
Flat joining seam
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87
88
Index
Foam pads
7
Font70
Foot control
██
Unwinding/winding the cable
██
Connection ██
Plugging in
██
Sewing speed control
Free Hand System
██
Connection ██
Inserting
██
Lower/raise presser foot Free-motion quilting
12
11, 12
12
12
13
13
13
65
Front view
██
Sewing computer
10
Function buttons
██
Back28
██
Balance
29
██
BSR
29
██
clr
29
██
Home
28
██
Mirror image left/right 29
██
Navigation
29
██
Needle stop
29
██
OK
29
██
Pattern begin
29
██
Pattern end/pattern repeat
28
██
Quick reverse
28
██
Securing function
29
██
Speed control
28
██
Start/stop
28
██
Stitch selection
26, 38
Functions
██
Direct selection buttons
26
██
Needle position
27
██
Stitch category
27
██
Stitch length
27
██
Stitch selection
26, 38
██
Stitch width
27
Hem
██
Edges46
██
Blind
47
██
Jersey stitch
47
██
Visible
47
Horizontal spool pin 11, 14, 16, 17
I/J
Inserting
██
Bobbin15
██
Bobbin case
15
██
Free Hand System
13
██
Needle
16
██
Stitch plate
19
Inserting a bobbin
15
Jersey stitch
37
Joining seam
49
K
Key to signs
Keyhole buttonhole
6
51, 57
L
Long term memory
██
Buttonhole58
Lower thread
██
Bobbin winding
14
██
Bobbin winding while sewing
14
██
Changing the bobbin case
15
██
Cutting
11, 14, 15
██
Inserting a bobbin
15
██
Threading
15
Lubricating
33, 34, 75
M
G
Main menu
31
Glossary6
Main power switch 11
Guidelines
Material/thread/needle size
Manual buttonholes
59
Material, needle and thread 23
██
24
H
Handlook quilt stitch
63, 64
Handwheel 11
Height compensation of uneven layers
50
Height compensation tool
Heirloom buttonhole
7, 50, 52
58
Materials35
Memory
██
Adding74
██
Alphabets
71
██
Application
71
██
Corrections
74
██
Deleting
74
██
Display
72
██
Examples
73
██
Leaving
74
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pening
O
71
Programming
71-72
██
Programming alphabets
71
██
Programming practical and decorative stitches
71
██
Stitch pattern
71
██
Temporary altered stitch memory
39
Mirror image
29
██
██
Mirror image function
29
P
Pattern begin
29
Pattern end/pattern repeat
28
PC-connection11
Polyester thread
23
Power cable ██
Connection 11
Practical stitches
Navigation-buttons29
37-50
██
Blind hem
47
██
Needle
Blind stitch
37
██
██
Changing16
Triple straight stitch
37, 40
██
██
Guidelines
24
Triple zig-zag
37, 41
██
██
Holder
11
Basting stitch
37, 48
██
██
Important facts about thread and needles
23
Darning manual/automatic 43, 44
██
Inserting/removing16
Double overlock
37, 45
██
██
Needle-thread-combination
24
Edgestitching46
██
██
Overview
25
Flat joining seam
49
██
██
Position
27
Gathering stitch
37
██
██
Raising/lowering
29
Honeycomb stitch
37
██
██
Stop
29
Jersey stitch
37, 47
██
██
Threading
17, 18
Knit overlock
37
██
██
Twin and triple needles 25
Lycra stitch
37
██
Open seam
40
██
24
Overview
37, 78, 82
Needle system
██
Reinforced overlock
37
██
Needle threader
18
Running stitch
37
██
Satin stitch
30, 44
██
Needle, thread and fabric
23
Securing program
37, 48
██
Selecting
26, 31
██
Needle-thread-combination24
Sewn zig-zag
37, 44
██
Simple darning program
37
██
O
Stitch selection
26, 27, 38
██
Straight stitch
37, 40
██
OK-button29
Stretch stitch
37
██
Stretch-Overlock37
██
Optional accessory
Super stretch
37
██
██
Connection 11
Universal stitch
37
██
Vari-overlock37
██
Overlock
Zig-zag
37, 44
██
██
Double Overlock
45
Zipper42
██
Stitches
37
Preparation
██
Overview
Sewing computer
12-25
██
Alphabets
70, 80-81, 84-85
██
Buttonholes
51, 78, 82
Presser feet
██
██
Creative consultant
35
Standard8
██
Decorative stitches
62, 78-79, 82-83
██
Display
30
Presser foot
██
██
Function buttons
26-29
Attaching/removing19
██
██
Needle
25
BSR8
██
██
Practical stitches
37, 78, 82
Changing19
██
██
Quilt stitches
63, 80, 84
Overview8
██
██
Setup Program
32
Pressure21
██
██
Sewing computer
10, 11
Display30
██
██
Stitch patterns
78-85
Raising/lowering11
██
Soles8
██
Standard accessory
8
N
Presser foot lifter
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89
90
Index
Presser foot pressure
██
Increasing/reducing21
Presser foot pressure-adjusting wheel
21
Presser foot sole
██
Changing18
Presser foot system
8
Q
Quick reverse
██
Permanent28
██
Temporary
28
Quilt stitches
██
Overview
63, 80, 84
Quilting Free-motion quilting
██
Quilt stitch/hand stitch
██
Stipple quilting
██
With BSR
██
65
64
65
66-69
R
Rayon threads
Rear thread guide
Reinforced overlock
Reinforcing
██
Presser foot pressure
Removing
██
Bobbin case
██
Needle
██
Presser foot/sole ██
Slide-on table
██
Stitch plate
Round buttonhole
Running stitch
23
11, 16
37
21
15
16
18, 19
12
19
51, 57
37
S
Safety instructions
Satin stitch
Seam guide
As guide
Seam ripper
██
2
30, 44
46
7, 54
Securing function button
29
Securing program
48
Selecting
██
Stitch patterns
Selecting stitch category 26, 38
27
Service symbol
30
Setting
██
Balance36
██
Needle position
27
██
Presser foot pressure 21
██
Thread tension
20
Setup Program
32-33
██
Beeper for BSR
33
██
Brightness and contrast
32
██
Lubricating the sewing computer 33
██
Overview display
32
██
Software version
33
██
The basic setting
33
Sewing
██
Accessories7
██
Alphabets
70
██
Blind hem
47
██
Buttonhole
56-59
██
Combinations
72
██
Corners
50
██
Eyelet61
██
Function buttons
26-29
██
Reverse sewing
11, 28
██
Sewing on button
60
██
Sewing techniques
35
██
Zipper
42
Sewing computer
██
Cleaning 75
██
Function buttons
26-29
██
Lubricating
75
██
Overview
10, 11
██
Troubleshooting76
Sewing corners
50
Sewing on buttons Sewing speed
60
12, 28
Slide-on table
██
Attaching/removing12
Software version
33
Soles8
Speed
██
Controlling28
██
Foot control
12
Spool discs
7
Spool holder
██
Horizontal 11, 14, 16, 17
██
Vertical
11, 13
Stabilizer53
Standard accessory
7, 8
Standard buttonhole
56
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Start/Stop button
28
██
Stipple quilting
65
██
Stitch pattern
██
Overview78-85
██
Selecting
26, 38
██
Temporary altered stitch memory
39
Stitch pattern selection
██
Menu selection 27, 38
██
Stitch number
26, 38
Stitch plate
██
Cleaning75
██
Inserting/attaching
19
██
Markings
19
██
Removing
19
Stitch selection
██
Direct selection buttons
Straight stitch
26, 38
37, 40
Stretch buttonhole
56
Stretch-overlock37
Submenu31
System settings
██
Balance36
██
Creative consultant
35
██
Setup program
32-33
██
Tutorial
34
T
██
uttonhole
B
Stitch pattern
The basic setting
Upper thread
52
20
20
20
Threader18
Threading
██
Lower thread
██
Double needle/triple needle
██
Needle
██
Upper thread Threading the triple needle Threading the double needle
15
17
18
16
17
17
Top stitching
██
Edges46
██
Narrow/wide
46
Top stitching of outer edges
46
Triple straight stitch
40
Triple zig-zag
41
Troubleshooting76-77
Tutorial34
U
Upper thread
██
Tension20
██
Threading
16
V
Temporary altered stitch memory
██
Long term
██
Temporary
39
39
Tension20
The basic setting
██
Presser foot pressure ██
Sewing settings
██
Thread tension
21
33
20
Thread
██
Important facts about thread and needles
██
Needle-Thread-Combination
Thread cutter
██
On bobbin winder
██
Lower thread
██
On Head Frame
Thread guide at the back ██
23
24
Vari-overlock37
Vertical spool pin
Z
Zig-zag44
Zipper
██
Sewing42
██
Sewing both sides
42
14
15
18
11, 16
Thread take-up cover
11
Thread tension
██
Adjustment wheel 20
11, 13
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Imprint
Text
Herbert Stolz/Susanne Ribi
Graphics
www.sculpt.ch
Pictures
Patrice Heilmann, CH-Winterthur
Typesetting, Layout
Susanne Ribi
Copyright
2011 BERNINA International AG, CH-Steckborn
2014/02 EN 033471.51.04
033471.52.04_2014-02_Manual_B530_550_EN
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