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Brother HE1 Instruction manual
GETTING READY
SEWING BASICS
UTILITY STITCHES
EMBROIDERY
APPENDIX
CPS5XV[Y
Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine
Operation Manual
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Important Safety Instructions
Please read these safety instructions before attempting to use the machine.
This machine is intended for household use.
DANGER
- To reduce the risk of electric shock
1 Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet immediately after using, when cleaning,
when making any user servicing adjustments mentioned in this manual, or if you are leaving the
machine unattended.
WARNING
- To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
2 Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or
when making any adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual
• To unplug the machine, switch the machine to the symbol “O” position to turn it off, then grasp
the plug and pull it out of the electrical outlet. Do not pull on the cord.
• Plug the machine directly into the electrical outlet. Do not use an extension cord.
• Always unplug your machine if the power is cut.
3 Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has
been dropped or damaged, or water is spilled on the unit. Return the machine to the nearest
authorized dealer or service center for examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.
4 Always keep your work area clear:
• Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the
sewing machine and foot control free from the build up of lint, dust, and loose cloth.
• Do not store objects on the foot controller.
• Do not use extension cords. Plug the machine directly into the electrical outlet.
• Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
• Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being
administered.
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5 Special care is required when sewing:
• Always pay close attention to the needle. Do not use bent or damaged needles.
• Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the machine needle.
• Switch the sewing machine to the symbol “O” position to turn it off when making any adjustments
in the needle area.
• Do not use a damaged or incorrect needle plate, as it could cause the needle to break.
• Do not push or pull the fabric when sewing, and follow careful instruction when freehand
stitching so that you do not deflect the needle and cause it to break.
6 This machine is not a toy:
• Your close attention is necessary when the machine is used by or near children.
• Do not use outdoors.
7 For a longer service life:
• When storing this machine, avoid direct sunlight and high humidity locations. Do not use or store
the machine near a space heater, iron, halogen lamp, or other hot objects.
• Use only neutral soaps or detergents to clean the case. Benzene, thinner, and scouring powders
can damage the case and machine, and should never be used.
• Always consult the operation manual when replacing or installing any assemblies, the presser feet,
needle, or other parts to assure correct installation.
8 For repair or adjustment:
• If the Light unit is damaged, it must be replaced by authorized dealer.
• In the event a malfunction occurs or adjustment is required, first follow the troubleshooting table
in the back of the operation manual to inspect and adjust the machine yourself. If the problem
persists, please consult your local authorized Brother dealer.
Use this machine only for its intended use as described in the manual.
Use accessories recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual.
Save these instructions.
The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
For additional product information and updates, visit our web site at www.brother.com
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Contents
Important Safety Instructions ..............................................................................................1
Introduction ........................................................................................................................7
Sewing Machine Features ....................................................................................................7
Accessories..........................................................................................................................8
Included accessories ......................................................................................................................................... 8
Optional accessories ......................................................................................................................................... 9
Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions ...................................................................10
Front view....................................................................................................................................................... 10
Needle and presser foot section ...................................................................................................................... 11
Right-side/rear view ........................................................................................................................................ 11
Operation buttons ........................................................................................................................................... 12
Operation panel.............................................................................................................................................. 13
GETTING READY
15
Turning the Machine On/Off.............................................................................................16
Power supply precautions ............................................................................................................................... 16
Turning on the machine .................................................................................................................................. 17
Turning off the machine .................................................................................................................................. 17
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Operation............................................................................18
Viewing the LCD............................................................................................................................................. 18
Changing the machine settings........................................................................................................................ 19
Checking machine operating procedures ........................................................................................................ 21
Winding/Installing the Bobbin...........................................................................................23
Bobbin precautions ......................................................................................................................................... 23
Winding the bobbin ........................................................................................................................................ 23
Installing the bobbin ....................................................................................................................................... 27
Upper Threading ...............................................................................................................29
About the spool of thread................................................................................................................................ 29
Threading the upper thread ............................................................................................................................. 29
Threading the needle ...................................................................................................................................... 32
Threading the needle manually (without using the needle threader) ................................................................ 33
Using the twin needle ..................................................................................................................................... 34
Pulling up the bobbin thread........................................................................................................................... 36
Replacing the Needle ........................................................................................................38
Needle precautions ......................................................................................................................................... 38
Needle types and their uses............................................................................................................................. 39
Checking the needle ....................................................................................................................................... 40
Replacing the needle....................................................................................................................................... 40
Replacing the Presser Foot ................................................................................................42
Presser foot precautions .................................................................................................................................. 42
Replacing the presser foot ............................................................................................................................... 42
Removing and attaching the presser foot holder .............................................................................................. 44
Sewing Cylindrical Pieces..................................................................................................45
Free-arm sewing.............................................................................................................................................. 45
SEWING BASICS
47
Sewing...............................................................................................................................48
General sewing procedure .............................................................................................................................. 48
Selecting stitching ........................................................................................................................................... 49
Positioning the fabric ...................................................................................................................................... 50
Starting to sew................................................................................................................................................. 51
Securing the stitching ...................................................................................................................................... 53
Cutting the thread ........................................................................................................................................... 54
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Setting the Stitch ...............................................................................................................56
Adjusting the stitch width................................................................................................................................ 56
Adjusting the stitch length ............................................................................................................................... 57
Adjusting the thread tension ............................................................................................................................ 57
Useful Functions................................................................................................................59
Automatically sewing reverse/reinforcement stitches ....................................................................................... 59
Automatically cutting the thread ..................................................................................................................... 60
Mirroring stitches ............................................................................................................................................ 61
Useful Sewing Tips ............................................................................................................62
Trial sewing .................................................................................................................................................... 62
Changing the sewing direction ........................................................................................................................ 62
Sewing curves ................................................................................................................................................. 62
Adjusting the presser foot pressure .................................................................................................................. 62
Sewing thick fabrics ........................................................................................................................................ 63
Sewing thin fabrics.......................................................................................................................................... 64
Sewing stretch fabrics...................................................................................................................................... 64
Sewing an even seam allowance ..................................................................................................................... 64
UTILITY STITCHES
65
Stitch Setting Chart ........................................................................................................... 66
Utility stitches ................................................................................................................................................. 66
Other stitches.................................................................................................................................................. 70
Selecting Stitching .............................................................................................................71
Stitch types...................................................................................................................................................... 71
Selecting stitching ........................................................................................................................................... 71
Saving stitch settings ....................................................................................................................................... 73
Overcasting Stitches..........................................................................................................74
Sewing overcasting stitches using overcasting foot "G" .................................................................................... 74
Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot "J" ............................................................................................. 75
Sewing overcasting stitches using the optional side cutter ............................................................................... 76
Basic Stitching ...................................................................................................................78
Basting ............................................................................................................................................................ 78
Basic stitching ................................................................................................................................................. 78
Blind Hem Stitching ..........................................................................................................80
Buttonhole Stitching..........................................................................................................82
Buttonhole sewing .......................................................................................................................................... 83
Button sewing ................................................................................................................................................. 87
Zipper Insertion................................................................................................................. 89
Inserting a centered zipper .............................................................................................................................. 89
Inserting a side zipper ..................................................................................................................................... 91
Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape ............................................................................94
Stretch stitching............................................................................................................................................... 94
Elastic attaching .............................................................................................................................................. 94
Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching .......................................................................... 96
Appliqué stitching ........................................................................................................................................... 96
Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching ..................................................................................................................... 98
Piecing............................................................................................................................................................ 98
Quilting .......................................................................................................................................................... 99
Free-motion quilting...................................................................................................................................... 101
Satin stitching................................................................................................................................................ 102
Reinforcement Stitching ..................................................................................................103
Triple stretch stitching ................................................................................................................................... 103
Bar tack stitching........................................................................................................................................... 103
Darning......................................................................................................................................................... 105
Eyelet Stitching................................................................................................................107
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Decorative Stitching........................................................................................................108
Fagoting ........................................................................................................................................................ 109
Scallop stitching ............................................................................................................................................ 110
Smocking ...................................................................................................................................................... 110
Shell tuck stitching ........................................................................................................................................ 111
Joining .......................................................................................................................................................... 112
Heirloom stitching ........................................................................................................................................ 113
Sewing the Various Built-in Decorative Patterns .............................................................116
Sewing beautiful patterns .............................................................................................................................. 116
Sewing patterns............................................................................................................................................. 116
Changing the length for satin stitches ............................................................................................................ 117
Realigning the pattern ................................................................................................................................... 117
Sewing Combined Patterns..............................................................................................120
Combining patterns....................................................................................................................................... 120
Storing patterns ............................................................................................................................................. 122
Designing a Pattern (My Custom Stitch)..........................................................................124
Drawing a sketch of the pattern..................................................................................................................... 124
Entering the pattern data ............................................................................................................................... 125
Examples of designs ...................................................................................................................................... 127
EMBROIDERY
129
Embroidering Neatly .......................................................................................................130
What to prepare ............................................................................................................................................ 130
Embroidery step by step ................................................................................................................................ 132
Attaching the Embroidery Foot........................................................................................133
Attaching the embroidery foot ....................................................................................................................... 133
Removing the embroidery foot ...................................................................................................................... 135
Attaching the Embroidery Unit........................................................................................136
Embroidery unit precautions ......................................................................................................................... 136
Attaching the embroidery unit ....................................................................................................................... 136
Removing the embroidery unit ...................................................................................................................... 138
Replacing the bobbin case ............................................................................................................................ 138
Preparing the Fabric ........................................................................................................139
Attaching a stabilizer material to the fabric ................................................................................................... 139
Setting the fabric in the embroidery frame ..................................................................................................... 140
Attaching the Embroidery Frame.....................................................................................143
Attaching the embroidery frame .................................................................................................................... 143
Removing the embroidery frame ................................................................................................................... 144
Selecting Embroidery Patterns.........................................................................................145
Copyright information .................................................................................................................................. 145
Embroidery pattern types............................................................................................................................... 145
LCD (liquid crystal display) operation ........................................................................................................... 146
Selecting alphabet characters ........................................................................................................................ 148
Selecting an embroidery pattern .................................................................................................................... 149
Selecting a frame pattern............................................................................................................................... 150
Using an embroidery card ............................................................................................................................ 151
Embroidering...................................................................................................................152
Embroidering a pattern.................................................................................................................................. 152
Appliquéing ................................................................................................................................................. 154
Editing and Saving Patterns .............................................................................................156
Adjusting the layout ...................................................................................................................................... 156
Storing patterns ............................................................................................................................................. 158
Adjusting the thread tension .......................................................................................................................... 159
Resewing ...................................................................................................................................................... 160
Thread runs out partway through a design..................................................................................................... 160
Stopping while embroidering ........................................................................................................................ 161
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APPENDIX
163
Care and Maintenance ....................................................................................................164
Cleaning the machine surface ....................................................................................................................... 164
Cleaning the race .......................................................................................................................................... 164
Troubleshooting ..............................................................................................................166
Error messages .............................................................................................................................................. 171
Adjusting the LCD ......................................................................................................................................... 174
Operation beep............................................................................................................................................. 174
Canceling the operation beep ....................................................................................................................... 175
Index ................................................................................................................................ 176
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this sewing machine. Before using this sewing machine, carefully read the
"Important Safety Instructions" (page 1), and then study this manual for the correct operation of the various
functions. In addition, after you have finished reading this manual, store it where it can quickly be
accessed for future reference.
Sewing Machine Features
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2
4
3
5
a Simple bobbin-winding
The bobbin can quickly and easily be wound with thread (page 23).
b Built-in stitches
You can select from the built-in stitches available, including utility stitches and decorative stitches (page 66).
c Quick-set bobbin
You can start sewing without pulling up the bobbin thread (page 27).
d Automatic thread cutting
The thread can be cut automatically after sewing (page 60).
e Embroidery
You can embroider built-in embroidery patterns, characters, framed decorations, and designs from optional embroidery
cards (page 129).
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Accessories
Included accessories
After opening the box, check that the following accessories are included. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your retailer.
Note
(For U.S.A. only)
z Foot controller: Model T
This foot controller can be used on this
machine model NV1000.
z The screw of the presser foot holder is
available through your authorized dealer.
(Part code: XA4813-051)
z The organized accessory tray is available, through
your authorized dealer. (Part code: XC4489-051)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
11.
12.
13.
14
15.
16.
20.
21.
22.
23.
27.
28.
29.
30.
7.
24.
8.
9.
10.*
17.
18.
19.
25.
26.
31.
*75/11 2 needles
90/14 2 needles
90/14 2 needles: Ball point needle
(gold colored)
No.
1
2
3
4
Part Name
Buttonhole foot "A"
Overcasting foot "G"
Monogramming foot "N"
Zipper foot "I"
5
Zigzag foot "J" (on machine)
6
7
8
Blind stitch foot "R"
Button fitting foot "M"
Seam ripper
9
Bobbin (4)
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Needle set
Twin needle
Cleaning brush
Eyelet punch
Screwdriver (large)
Screwdriver (small)
Spool cap (large)
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Part Code
U.S.A. / Canada
Others
XC2691-053
XC3098-051
X53840-351
X59370-051
XC3021-051
X56409-051
130489-001
X54243-051
SFB:
SA156
XA5539151
X58358-051
X59296-151
X59476-051
135793-001
X55467-051
X55468-051
130012-054
No.
17
18
19
20
Part Name
Spool cap (medium) (2)
Spool cap (small)
Extra spool pin
Spool net
21 Foot controller
22 Operation manual
23 Quick reference guide
24 Embroidery foot "Q"
Embroidery set (large)
25 H 18cm X W 13 cm
(H 7 inches X W 5 inches)
26 Embroidery bobbin thread
(white)
27 Grid sheet set
28 Scissors
29 Hard case
30 Accessory bag
31 Disc-shaped screwdriver
Part Code
U.S.A. / Canada
Others
X55260-153
130013-154
XC4654-051
XA5523-050
XD0501-021(EU area)
XD8816-021(other areas)
XD0486-051
XD0487-051
XD0474-051
EF84:
SA444/EF84
XD0600002
X81164-001
SA-EBT
EBT-CEN
GS4: XC4549-050
SA527
XC1807-121
XC9701-052
XC4487-051
XC1074-051
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Optional accessories
The following are available as optional accessories.
1.
2.
3.
4.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
No.
11.
Part Name
1
Side cutter "S"
2
Quilting guide
3
4
Walking foot
Quilting foot
Embroidery bobbin
thread (white)
Embroidery bobbin
thread (black)
Alternate bobbin case
(pink marking)
5
6
7
8
9
Part Code
U.S.A. / Canada
Other
12.
No.
Part Name
Embroidery set (medium)
10 H 10 cm X W 10 cm
(H 4 inches X W 4 inches)
Embroidery set (extra large
F016N:
SA132
11 (multi-position))
H 30 cm X W 18 cm
XC2215-002
(H 12 inches X W 7 inches)
F033N: XC2214-103 12 Wide table
SA140
SA129
F005N: XC1948-002
X81164-001
SA-EBT
EBT-CEN
XC5520-001
SAEBT999
EBT-CEBN
SA177
F054:
XC3879-002
5.
Part Code
U.S.A. / Canada
Other
SA443/
EF83
EF83:
XD0599-002
SA445/
EF85
EF85:
XD0601-002
SA545
WT5: XC9567-152
XC8167-151
Water solude stabilizer
SA520
Stubilizer material for
embroidery
Embroidery card
Embroidery set (small)
H 2 cm X W 6 cm
(H 1 inch X W 2-1/2 inches)
SA519
SA442/
EF82
BM4: X81267-001
EBT-CEN
BM3: X81175-001
EBT-CEN
EF82 : XD0598-002
Memo
z To obtain optional accessories or parts, contact your sales representative or the nearest authorized
service center.
z All specifications are correct at the time of printing. The part codes are subject to change without notice.
z Visit your nearest authorized retailer for a complete listing of optional accessories available for your
machine.
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Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions
The names of the various parts of the sewing machine and their functions are described below. Before
using the sewing machine, carefully read these descriptions to learn the names of the machine parts.
Front view
a Thread guide plate
Pass the thread around the thread guide plate when
threading the upper thread.
b Thread guide cover
Like with the thread guide plate, pass the thread around
the thread guide cover when threading the upper
thread.
c Spool pin
Place a spool of thread on the spool pin.
d Bobbin winding thread guide
Pass the thread around this thread guide when winding
the bobbin thread.
e Top cover
Open the top cover to place the spool of thread on the
spool pin.
f Bobbin winder
Use the bobbin winder when winding the bobbin.
g Operation panel
From the operation panel, stitch settings can be viewed
and edited, and operations for using the machine can be
displayed (page 13).
h Embroidery unit connector slot
Plug in the connector for the embroidery unit.
i Presser foot lever
Raise and lower the presser foot lever to raise and lower
the presser foot
j Operation buttons
Use these buttons to operate the machine.
k Flat bed attachment
Insert the accessories tray into the accessory
compartment of the flat bed attachment. Remove the
flat bed attachment when sewing cylindrical pieces
such as sleeve cuffs.
l Thread cutter
Pass the threads through the thread cutter to cut them.
m Needle threader lever
Use the needle threader lever to thread the needle.
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Needle and presser foot section
Right-side/rear view
a Buttonhole lever
Lower the buttonhole lever when sewing buttonholes
and bar tacks.
a Handle
Carry the sewing machine by its handle when
transporting the machine.
b Thread guide disk
Pass the thread through the thread guide disk when
using the needle threader to thread the needle.
b Handwheel
Turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to
raise and lower the needle to sew one stitch.
c Needle bar thread guide
Pass the upper thread through the needle bar thread
guide.
c Embroidery card slot
Insert the embroidery card.
d Needle plate
The needle plate is marked with guides for sewing
straight seams.
d Air vent
The air vent allows the air surrounding the motor to be
exchanged. Do not cover the air vent while the sewing
machine is being used.
e Needle plate cover
Remove the needle plate cover to clean the bobbin case
and race.
e Main power switch
Use the main power switch to turn the sewing machine
on and off.
f Bobbin cover/bobbin case
Remove the bobbin cover, and then insert the bobbin
into the bobbin case.
f Foot controller jack
Insert the plug on the end of the foot controller cable
into the foot controller jack.
g Feed dogs
The feed dogs feed the fabric in the sewing direction.
g Power supply jack
Insert the plug on the power supply cord into the power
supply jack.
h Presser foot
The presser foot applies pressure consistently on the
fabric as the sewing takes place. Attach the appropriate
presser foot for the selected stitching.
i Presser foot holder
The presser foot is installed onto the presser foot holder.
h Feed dog position switch
Use the feed dog position switch to lower the feed dogs.
i Presser foot pressure dial
Use the presser foot pressure dial to adjust the amount
of pressure that the presser foot applies.
Memo
z Refer to pages 10 through 13 while you are
learning to use your machine.
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Operation buttons
The operation buttons help you to easily perform various basic sewing machine operations.
a Start/stop button
Press the start/stop button to start or stop sewing. The
machine sews at a slow speed at the beginning of
sewing while the button is pressed. When sewing is
stopped, the needle is lowered in the fabric. For details,
refer to "Starting to sew" (page 51).
The button changes color according to the machine’s
operation mode.
Green:
The machine is ready to sew or is
sewing.
Red:
The machine can not sew.
Orange:
The machine is winding the bobbin
thread, or the bobbin winder shaft is
moved to the right side.
b Reverse/reinforcement stitch button
Press the reverse/reinforcement stitch button to sew
reverse stitches or reinforcement stitches. Reverse
stitches are sewn by keeping the button pressed down to
sew in the opposite direction. Reinforcement stitches
are sewn by sewing 3 to 5 stitches on top of each other.
For details, refer to "Securing the stitching" (page 53).
c Needle position button
Press the needle position button to raise or lower the
needle. Pressing the button twice sews one stitch.
d Thread cutter button
Press the thread cutter button after sewing is stopped to
cut both the upper and the bobbin threads. For details,
refer to "Cutting the thread" (page 54).
e Sewing speed controller
Slide the sewing speed controller to adjust the sewing
speed.
CAUTION
● Do not press the thread cutter button
after the threads have already been cut,
otherwise the needle may break, the
threads may become tangled or damage
to the machine may occur.
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Note
z Do not press the thread cutter button if there
is no fabric under the presser foot or while
the machine is sewing, otherwise damage to
the machine may occur.
z When cutting thread thicker than #30, nylon
thread or other special threads, use the
thread cutter on the side of the machine. For
details, refer to "Using the thread cutter"
(page 55).
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Operation panel
The front operation panel has an LCD (liquid crystal display) and operation keys.
a
c
d
b
e
f
i
g
a LCD (liquid crystal display) (touch panel)
Selected pattern settings and messages are displayed.
Touch the keys displayed on the LCD to perform
operations.
For details, refer to "LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
Operation" (page 18).
b Back key
Press to return to the previous screen.
c Previous page key
Displays the previous screen when there are items that
are not displayed on the LCD.
d Next page key
Displays the next screen when there are items that are
not displayed on the LCD.
e Memory key
Press to enter character embroidery, combined stitch
patterns, My Custom Stitch patterns, etc into the sewing
machine memory.
h
f Utility stitch key
Press this key to select a utility stitch or decorative stitch
or to design a stitch pattern using the My Custom Stitch
function.
g Embroidery key
Press this key to sew embroidery.
h Settings key
Press to set the needle stop position, the buzzer sound,
and more.
i Sewing machine help key
Press to get help on using the sewing machine.
Displays simple explanations of setting upper thread /
bobbin winding / setting bobbin thread / needle
replacement / embroidery unit attachment / embroidery
frame attachment / embroidery foot attachment / presser
foot replacement.
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GETTING READY
The various preparations required before starting to sew are described in this chapter.
Turning the Machine On/Off ..................................................................................16
Power supply precautions ..................................................................................16
Turning on the machine .....................................................................................17
Turning off the machine .....................................................................................17
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Operation..................................................................18
Viewing the LCD ................................................................................................18
Changing the machine settings...........................................................................19
Checking machine operating procedures ...........................................................21
Winding/Installing the Bobbin.................................................................................23
Bobbin precautions ............................................................................................23
Winding the bobbin ...........................................................................................23
Installing the bobbin ..........................................................................................27
Upper Threading .....................................................................................................29
About the spool of thread ..................................................................................29
Threading the upper thread................................................................................29
Threading the needle..........................................................................................32
Threading the needle manually (without using the needle threader)..................33
Using the twin needle ........................................................................................34
Pulling up the bobbin thread..............................................................................36
Replacing the Needle ..............................................................................................38
Needle precautions ............................................................................................38
Needle types and their uses................................................................................39
Checking the needle...........................................................................................40
Replacing the needle ..........................................................................................40
Replacing the Presser Foot ......................................................................................42
Presser foot precautions .....................................................................................42
Replacing the presser foot ..................................................................................42
Removing and attaching the presser foot holder ................................................44
Sewing Cylindrical Pieces........................................................................................45
Free-arm sewing.................................................................................................45
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Turning the Machine On/Off
This section explains how to turn the sewing machine on and off.
Power supply precautions
Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the power supply.
WARNING
● Use only regular household electricity for the power source. Using other power sources may
result in fire, electric shock, or damage to the machine.
● Turn off the main power and remove the plug in the following circumstances:
• When you are away from the machine
• After using the machine
• When the power fails during use
• When the machine does not operate correctly due to a bad connection or a disconnection
• During electrical storms
CAUTION
● Do not use extension cords or multi-plug adapters with many other appliances plugged in to
them. Fire or electric shock may result.
● Do not touch the plug with wet hands. Electric shock may result.
● When unplugging the machine, always turn off the main power first. Always grasp the plug to
remove it from the outlet. Pulling on the cord may damage the cord, or lead to fire or electric
shock.
● Do not allow the power cord to be cut, damaged, modified, forcefully bent, pulled, twisted,
or bundled. Do not place heavy objects on the cord. Do not subject the cord to heat. These
things may damage the cord and cause fire or electric shock. If the cord or plug is damaged,
take the machine to your authorized dealer for repairs before continuing use.
● Unplug the power cord if the machine is not to be used for a long period of time. Otherwise a
fire may result.
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Turning on the machine
Prepare the included power cord.
a off (the main power switch is set to "
Make sure that the sewing machine is turned
"), and
then plug the power supply cord into the
power supply jack on the right side of the
machine.
b household electrical outlet.
Insert the plug of the power supply cord into a
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Turning off the machine
When you are finished using the sewing machine,
turn it off. In addition, before transporting the sewing
machine to another location, be sure to turn it off.
a
Make sure that the machine is not sewing.
Press the left side of the main power switch on
b the right side of the machine to turn the
machine off (set it to "
").
X The sewing lamps go off when the machine
is turned off.
Unplug the power supply cord from the
c electrical outlet.
Grasp the plug when unplugging the power
supply cord.
a Power supply jack
Press the right side of the main power switch
c on the right side of the machine to turn the
machine on (set it to "|").
Unplug the power supply cord from the power
d supply jack.
Note
X The light, LCD and
(Start/stop button)
light up when the machine is turned on.
z If a power outage occurs while the sewing
machine is being operated, turn off the
sewing machine and unplug the power
supply cord. When restarting the sewing
machine, follow the necessary procedure to
correctly operate the machine.
(For U.S.A. only)
z This appliance 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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GETTING READY ————————————————————————————————————————————
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Operation
Selected stitch, pattern settings and messages are displayed on the LCD (liquid crystal display) on the front
of the sewing machine.
Viewing the LCD
When the power is turned on, the LCD comes on, and the following screen is displayed.
The screen is changed using the keys below the screen, and operations performed by directly touching the icons
on the LCD screen.
■ Utility stitch selection screen
m l
k
a
b
c
d
e
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
Selected stitch
Presser foot to be used
Stitches
Stitch settings and twin needle sewing
Stitch width (mm)
Stitch length (mm)
Thread tension
Number of the selected stitch
j
h
i
g
f
i Number of stitches contained in the selected stitch
type
j Horizontal mirror image
k Automatic thread cutting
l Automatic reverse/reinforcement
m Single/twin needle sewing and needle stop position
■ Stitch type selection screen
Press
(Utility stitch key) to display the screen for selecting the stitch type. The details are explained in
"Selecting stitching" (page 49).
Memo
z A different screen is displayed when the embroidery unit is attached.
z Refer to "Error messages" (page 171) for messages displayed on the LCD.
z Depending on the model of sewing machine, an animation may be displayed when the power is turned
on. When an animation is displayed, the screen above will be displayed if you touch the LCD with
your finger.
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Changing the machine settings
Various sewing machine operations and sewing settings can be changed.
The stitch or machine attributes that can be set are listed below.
Attribute
Icon
1
Details
Settings
Needle
position
Specifies where the needle is positioned
when the sewing machine is stopped.
Stitch width
control
Allows the stitch width to be adjusted with
the sewing speed controller.
Vertical pattern
adjustment
Adjusts the up and down position of the
pattern (page 117).
-9 to +9
Changes the thread color display on the
embroidery screen.
Thread color/Time to embroider/
Needle count/Thread number (#123)
(When "Thread No. #123" is selected)
Embroidery/Country/Madeira poly/
Madeira rayon/Sulky/Robison anton
Thread color
display
Display unit
Selects the measurement units that are
displayed (only for embroidering).
Embroidery
tension
Adjusts the thread tension for embroidering
(only for embroidering).
Max
embroidery
speed
Specifies the maximum embroidering
speed.
Buzzer
Specifies whether or not a beep is sounded
with each operation (page 175).
Opening
screen
Sets whether or not to display the opening
screen when the power is turned on.
(There are models where this cannot be changed.)
Initial needle
position
Select the straight stitch that is automatically
selected when the machine is turned on.
Language
Allows the language used in the screens to
be changed.
LCD brightness
Adjusts the brightness of the LCD.
Stitch counter
Display the service count and the total
number of embroidery stitches. The service
count is a reminder to take your machine in
for regular servicing. (Contact your
authorized dealer for details.)
Product
number
NO.:
Program
version
Version:
Down
Up
mm/INCH
-8 to +8
English/German/French/Italian/
Dutch/Spanish/Japanese/Danish/
Norwegian/Finnish/Swedish/
Portuguese/Russian/others
Lighter
Darker
The "NO." is the number for the
embroidery and sewing machine.
Display the program version.
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a
Turn on the sewing machine.
X The LCD comes on.
b
Press
(Settings key) on the display panel.
X The settings screen appears.
Press the item to be set.
c Switch screens using
and
(Previous page key)
(Next page key).
• The items shown in reverse highlighting are
the settings at the time of purchase.
†
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Example: Changing the needle stop position
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When settings are complete, press
d (Back key).
Checking machine operating
procedures
Displays simple explanations of setting upper thread /
bobbin winding / setting bobbin thread / needle
replacement / embroidery unit attachment /
embroidery frame attachment / embroidery foot
attachment / presser foot replacement on the LCD.
a
Turn on the sewing machine.
X The initial screen appears again.
Note
z Settings that are changed are not lost when
the power is turned off.
X The LCD comes on.
Press
(Sewing machine help key) on the
b display panel.
X The sewing machine help screen appears.
c
Press the item to be displayed.
1
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
2
3
4
5
8
6
7
Upper threading
Bobbin winding
Bobbin installation
Needle replacement
Embroidery unit attachment
Embroidery frame attachment
Embroidery foot attachment
Presser foot replacement
X The first screen describing the procedure for
the selected topic appears.
• Pressing
(Back key), returns you to the
item selection screen.
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Press
d next page.
(Next page key) to switch to the
If you press
(Previous page key), you
return to the previous page.
†
Example: Upper threading
After you finish looking, press
e key) two times.
(Back
X The initial stitch screen appears again.
Note
z For details on each topic, refer to the
corresponding page in this Operation
Manual.
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Winding/Installing the Bobbin
This section describes how to wind the thread onto the bobbin, and then insert the bobbin thread.
Bobbin precautions
Winding the bobbin
Be sure to observe the following precautions
concerning the bobbin.
CAUTION
● Only use the Bobbin (part code: SA156,
SFB: XA5539-151) designed specifically
for this sewing machine. Use of any other
bobbin may result in injuries or damage
to the machine.
● The included bobbin was designed
specifically for this sewing machine. If
bobbins from other models are used, the
machine will not operate correctly. Use
only the included bobbin or bobbins of
the same type (part code: SA156, SFB:
XA5539-151).
Actual size
11.5 mm
(7/16 inch)
This model
Other model
Wind the thread around the bobbin to prepare the
bobbin thread.
a
Turn on the sewing machine.
b
Open the top cover.
Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder shaft so
c that the spring on the shaft fits into the notch
in the bobbin.
Press down on the bobbin until it snaps into
place.
1
2
a Notch
b Bobbin winder shaft spring
Slide the bobbin winder in the direction of the
d arrow until it snaps into place.
•
(Start/stop button) lights up in orange.
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Remove the spool cap that is inserted onto the
e spool pin.
Slide the spool cap onto the spool pin.
g Slide the spool cap as far as possible to the right, as
shown, with the rounded side on the left.
1
2
a Spool pin
b Spool cap
Place the spool of thread for the bobbin onto
f the spool pin.
Slide the spool onto the pin so that the spool is
horizontal and the thread unwinds to the front at the
bottom.
CAUTION
● If the spool or the spool cap is not
installed correctly, the thread may
become tangled around the spool pin,
causing the needle to break.
● Three spool cap sizes are available,
allowing you to choose a spool cap that
best fits the size of spool being used. If the
spool cap is too small for the spool being
used, the thread may catch on the slit in
the spool or the needle may break.
●
• If the spool is not positioned so that the
thread unwinds correctly, the thread may
become tangled around the spool pin.
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Pass the thread under the thread guide plate,
i and then pull it to the right.
Memo
z When sewing with fine, cross-wound thread,
use the small spool cap, and leave a small
space between the cap and the spool.
1
b
c
a
1
a Spool cap (small)
b Spool (cross-wound thread)
c Space
z When using thread that winds off quickly,
such as transparent nylon thread or metallic
thread, place the spool net over the spool
before placing the spool of thread onto the
spool pin.
If the spool net is too long, fold it to fit the
size of the spool.
1
a Thread guide plate
Pass the thread under the hook on the thread
j guide, and then wind it counterclockwise
under the pretension disk.
1
2
1
3
4
a
b
c
d
Spool net
Spool
Spool cap
Spool pin
a Thread guide
While holding the thread with your left hand,
While holding the thread near the spool with
h your right hand, as shown, pull the thread with
your left hand, and then pass the thread
behind the thread guide cover and to the front.
k wind the thread that was pulled out clockwise
around the bobbin five or six times with your
right hand.
1
a Thread guide cover
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Pass the end of the thread through the guide
l slit in the bobbin winder seat, and then pull
the thread to the right to cut it.
• When the bobbin winding becomes slow,
press
(Start/stop button) once to stop the
machine.
CAUTION
● When the bobbin winding becomes slow,
stop the machine, otherwise the sewing
machine may be damaged.
1
a Guide slit in bobbin winder seat
(with built-in cutter)
o wound around the bobbin.
Use scissors to cut the end of the thread
CAUTION
● Be sure to cut the thread as described. If
the bobbin is wound without cutting the
thread using the cutter built into the slit
in the bobbin winder seat, the thread
may become tangled in the bobbin or the
needle may bend or break when the
bobbin thread starts to run out.
m
Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the left, and
p then remove the bobbin from the shaft.
Slide the sewing speed controller to the right.
1
Remove the spool for the bobbin thread from
a Speed controller
Press
(Start/stop button) once to start
n winding the bobbin.
1
a Start/stop button
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q the spool pin, and then close the top cover.
Memo
z When the sewing machine is started or the
handwheel is turned after winding the
bobbin, the machine will make a clicking
sound; this is not a malfunction.
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• Be careful not to drop the bobbin.
Installing the bobbin
d the thread unrolls to the left.
Insert the bobbin into the bobbin case so that
Install the bobbin wound with thread.
1
CAUTION
● Use a bobbin that has been correctly
wound with thread, otherwise the needle
may break or the thread tension will be
incorrect.
• Be sure to insert the bobbin correctly.
CAUTION
● The bobbin was designed specifically for
this sewing machine. If bobbins from
other models are used, the machine will
not operate correctly. Use only the
included bobbin or bobbins of the same
type (part code: SA156, SFB: XA5539151).
Actual size
11.5 mm
(7/16 inch)
This model
a
● Be sure to hold down the bobbin with
your finger and unroll the bobbin thread
correctly, otherwise the thread may break
or the thread tension will be incorrect.
Memo
z The order that the bobbin thread should be
passed through the bobbin case is indicated
by marks around the bobbin case. Be sure to
thread the machine as indicated.
Other model
Slide the bobbin cover latch to the right.
1
2
Lightly hold down the bobbin with your right
e hand, and then guide the thread as shown with
your left hand.
a Bobbin cover
b Latch
X The bobbin cover opens.
b
Remove the bobbin cover.
c the end of the thread with your left.
Hold the bobbin with your right hand and hold
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Pass the thread through the slot as shown, and
f then pull the thread out toward the front.
Reattach the bobbin cover.
g Insert the tab in the lower-left corner of the
bobbin cover, and then lightly press down on
the right side.
2
1
1
a Cutter
X The cutter cuts the thread.
Next, thread the upper thread. Continue with
the procedure in "Upper Threading" (page 29).
Note
z Make sure that the thread is correctly
inserted through the tension-adjusting spring
of the bobbin case. If it is not inserted
correctly, reinsert the thread.
1
a Tension-adjusting spring
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X The bobbin threading is finished.
Memo
z You can begin sewing without pulling up the
bobbin thread. If you wish to pull up the
bobbin thread before starting to sew, pull up
the thread according to the procedure in
"Pulling up the bobbin thread" (page 36).
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Upper Threading
This section describes how to position the spool for the upper thread, and then thread the needle.
1
CAUTION
● When threading the upper thread, carefully follow the instructions. If the upper threading is
not correct, the thread may become tangled or the needle may bend or break.
About the spool of thread
Information about the spools of thread is described
below.
CAUTION
● Three spool cap sizes are available,
allowing you to choose a spool cap that
best fits the size of spool being used. If the
spool cap is too small for the spool being
used, the thread may catch on the slit in
the spool or the needle may break.
Threading the upper thread
Set the spool of thread on the spool pin, and then
thread the machine.
a
Turn on the sewing machine.
b foot.
Raise the presser foot lever to raise the presser
a
a Presser foot lever
Note
z If the presser foot is not raised, the sewing
machine cannot be threaded.
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Press
(Needle position button) once or
c twice to raise the needle.
Place the spool of thread onto the spool pin.
f Slide the spool onto the pin so that the spool is
horizontal and the thread unwinds to the front
at the bottom.
1
a Needle position button
X The needle is correctly raised when the mark on
the handwheel is at the top, as shown below.
Check the handwheel and, if this mark is not at
this position, press
(Needle position button)
until it is.
1
CAUTION
● If the spool or the spool cap is not
positioned correctly, the thread may
become tangled around the spool pin or
the needle may break.
Slide the spool cap onto the spool pin.
g Slide the spool cap as far as possible to the
right, as shown, with the rounded side on the
left.
a Mark on handwheel
d
Open the top cover.
While holding the thread lightly with your
h right hand, pull the thread with your left hand,
Remove the spool cap that is inserted onto the
e spool pin.
and then pass the thread behind the thread
guide cover and to the front.
1
1
2
a Spool pin
b Spool cap
a Thread guide cover
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Pass the thread under the thread guide plate,
i and then pull it up.
1
a Thread guide plate
Pass the thread behind the needle bar thread
k guide.
The thread can easily be passed behind the
needle bar thread guide by holding the thread
in your left hand, then feeding the thread with
your right hand, as shown.
1
While using your right hand to lightly hold the
j thread passed under the thread guide plate,
a Needle bar thread guide
pass the thread through the guides in the order
shown below.
1
a Shutter
Note
z If the presser foot has been lowered and the
shutter is closed, the machine cannot be
threaded. Be sure to raise the presser foot
and open the shutter before threading the
machine. In addition, before removing the
upper thread, be sure to raise the presser foot
and open the shutter.
z This machine is equipped with a window
that allows you to check the position of the
take-up lever. Look through this window and
check that the thread is correctly fed through
the take-up lever.
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Threading the needle
This section describes how to thread the needle.
Memo
z The needle threader can be used with sewing
machine needles 75/11 through 100/16.
z Thread with a thickness of 130/20 or thicker
cannot be used with the needle threader.
z The needle threader cannot be used with the
wing needle or the twin needle.
z If the needle threader cannot be used, refer
to "Threading the needle manually (without
using the needle threader)" (page 33).
Note
z If the thread is pulled through and cannot be
cut correctly, lower the presser foot so that
the thread is held in place before cutting the
thread. If this operation is performed, skip
step c.
z When using thread that quickly winds off the
spool, such as metallic thread, it may be
difficult to thread the needle if the thread is
cut.
Therefore, instead of using the thread cutter,
pull out about 80 mm (approx. 3 inches) of
thread after passing it through the thread
guide disks (marked "7").
Pull the end of the thread passed through the
a needle bar thread guide to the left, and then
1
pass the thread through the thread guide disk
from the front.
1
a 80mm or more
Lower the presser foot lever to lower the
c presser foot.
1
a Thread guide disk
a Presser foot lever
Cut the thread with the cutter on the left side
b of the machine.
1
d side of the machine until it clicks, and then
Lower the needle threader lever on the left
slowly return the lever to its original position.
1
a Cutter
a Needle threader lever
X The thread is passed through the eye of the
needle.
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Note
z If the needle was not completely threaded,
but a loop in the thread was formed in the
eye of the needle, carefully pull the loop
through the eye of the needle to pull out the
end of the thread.
Threading the needle manually
(without using the needle threader)
When using special thread, thread with a thickness of
130/20 or thicker, the wing needle or the twin needle
which cannot be used with the needle threader,
thread the needle as described below.
Thread the machine to the needle bar thread
a guide.
• For details, refer to "Upper Threading" (page
29).
b
Lower the presser foot lever.
CAUTION
● When pulling out the thread, do not pull
it with extreme force, otherwise the
needle may break or bend.
Raise the presser foot lever, pass the end of the
e thread through the presser foot, and then pull
out about 5 cm of thread toward the rear of
the machine.
1
a Pressor foot lever
Pass the thread through the eye of the needle
c from front to back.
1
a 5 cm
X The upper threading is finished.
Now that the upper threading and the lower
threading are finished, you are ready to
begin sewing.
Note
d thread through the presser foot, and then pull
Raise the presser foot lever, pass the end of the
out about 5 cm of thread toward the rear of
the machine.
z If the needle is not raised, the needle
threader cannot thread the needle. Be sure
to press
(Needle position button) to
raise the needle before using the needle
threader.
Upper Threading 33
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Insert the extra spool pin onto the bobbin
Using the twin needle
With the twin needle, you can sew two parallel lines
of the same stitch with two different threads. Both
upper threads should have the same thickness and
quality. Be sure to use the twin needle, the extra
spool pin and the spool cap.
For details on the stitches that can be sewn with the
twin needle, refer to "Stitch Setting Chart" (page 66).
d winder shaft.
Insert the extra spool pin so that it is
perpendicular to the bobbin winder shaft.
1
a Bobbin winder shaft
Swing down the spool pin so that it is
e horizontal.
CAUTION
● Only use the twin needle (part code:
X59296-151). Use of any other needle
may bend the needle or damage the
machine.
● Never use bent needles. Bent needles can
easily break, possibly resulting in injuries.
a
Install the twin needle.
• For details on installing a needle, refer to
"Replacing the needle" (page 40).
Thread the upper thread for the left needle
b eye.
f the right side onto the extra spool pin, and
Place the upper thread spool for the needle on
then secure it with the spool cap.
The thread should unroll from the top front of
the spool.
1
• For details, refer to steps a through k of
"Threading the upper thread" (page 29).
Manually thread the left needle with the upper
c thread.
Pass the thread through the eye of the needle
from the front.
• The needle threader cannot be used with the
twin needle. If the needle threader is used
with the twin needle, the sewing machine
may be damaged.
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a Spool cap
b Spool
2
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Thread the upper thread in the same way that
g the upper thread for the left side was threaded.
j
Turn on the sewing machine and select a stitch.
• For stitch selection see "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
• See "Stitch Setting Chart" (page 66) for
stitches that use a twin needle.
1
CAUTION
a Thread guide cover
• For details, refer to steps h through j of
"Threading the upper thread" (page 30).
● When using the twin needle, be sure to
select an appropriate stitch, otherwise the
needle may break or the machine may be
damaged.
k
Press
.
Without passing the thread through the needle
h bar thread guide, manually thread the right
needle.
Pass the thread through the eye of the needle
from the front.
X The screen for setting the twin needle
appears.
l
Press
.
• The needle threader cannot be used with the
twin needle. If the needle threader is used
with the twin needle, the sewing machine
may be damaged.
i
Attach zigzag foot "J".
• For details on changing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the Presser Foot" (page 42).
X
CAUTION
● When using the twin needle, be sure to
attach zigzag foot "J". If bunched stitches
occur, use presser foot "N" or attach
stabilizer material.
displays in reverse highlight.
• If pressed again, it returns to
.
The twin needle can now be used.
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m
Press
(Back key).
X The initial screen appears again, and
appears.
Pulling up the bobbin thread
When making gathers or before free-motion quilting,
first pull up the bobbin thread as described below.
a
Insert the bobbin into the bobbin case.
• Refer to steps a through e of "Installing the
bobbin" (page 27).
Pass the bobbin thread through the slot.
b Do not cut the thread with the cutter.
CAUTION
● When using the twin needle, be sure to
select the twin needle setting, otherwise
the needle may break or the machine may
be damaged.
n
Start sewing.
While lightly holding the upper thread with
(Needle position
button) twice to raise the needle.
c your left hand, press
a
• For details on starting to sew, refer to
"Starting to sew" (page 51).
X Two lines of stitching are sewn parallel to
each other.
a Needle position button
X The bobbin thread is looped around the
upper thread and can be pulled up.
Carefully pull the upper thread upward to pull
Note
z When changing the sewing direction, press
(Needle position button) to raise the
needle from the fabric, and then raise the
presser foot lever and turn the fabric.
CAUTION
● Do not try turning the fabric with the
twin needle left down in the fabric,
otherwise the needle may break or the
machine may be damaged.
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d out the end of the bobbin thread.
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Pull out about 10-15 cm (4-5 inches) of the
e bobbin thread under the presser foot toward
the rear of the machine.
1
f Insert the tab in the lower-left corner of the
Reattach the bobbin cover.
bobbin cover, and then lightly press down on
the right side.
2
1
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Replacing the Needle
This section describes how to replace the needle.
Needle precautions
Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the handling of the needle. Failure to observe these
precautions is extremely dangerous, for example, if the needle breaks and fragments are dispersed. Be sure to
read and carefully follow the instructions below.
CAUTION
● Only use home sewing machine needles. Use of any other needle may bend the needle or
damage the machine.
● Never use bent needles. Bent needles can easily break, possibly resulting in injuries.
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Needle types and their uses
The sewing machine needle that should be used depends on the fabric and thread thickness. Refer to the
following table when choosing the thread and needle appropriate for the fabric that you wish to sew.
Thread
Fabric Type/Application
Size of Needle
Type
Medium weight
fabrics
Size
Broadcloth
Cotton thread
Taffeta
Synthetic thread
Flannel, Gabardine
Silk thread
Lawn
Cotton thread
Georgette
Synthetic thread
Challis, Satin
Silk thread
50–80
Denim
Cotton thread
30–50
Corduroy
Synthetic thread
60–80
75/11–90/14
50
60
Thin fabrics
Thick fabrics
65/9–75/11
90/14–100/16
50
Tweed
Silk thread
Jersey
Thread for knits
Stretch fabrics
50–60
Tricot
Ball point needle
(gold colored)
75/11–90/14
Cotton thread
50–80
Easily frayed fabrics
Synthetic thread
Silk thread
65/9–90/14
50
Synthetic thread
For top-stitching
30
90/14–100/16
Silk thread
■ Thread and needle number
The lower the thread number is, the larger the
thread, and the larger the needle number, the
larger the needle.
■ Ball point needle (gold colored)
To avoid skipped stitches use ball point needles
with stretch fabrics.
■ Transparent nylon thread
Use a 90/14 to 100/16 needle, regardless of the
fabric or thread.
■ Embroidery needles
Use a 75/11 home sewing machine needle. When
embroidering on thick fabrics such as denim, use
• A 75/11 needle is already installed when the
sewing machine is purchased.
CAUTION
● The appropriate fabric, thread and needle
combinations are shown in the table
above. If the combination of the fabric,
thread and needle is not correct,
particularly when sewing thick fabrics
(such as denim) with thin needles (such as
65/9 to 75/11), the needle may bend or
break. In addition, the stitching may be
uneven or puckered or there may be
skipped stitches.
a 90/14 or 100/16 home sewing machine needle.
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Checking the needle
Sewing with a bent needle is extremely dangerous
since the needle may break while the machine is
being operated.
Before using the needle, place the flat side of the
needle on a flat surface and check that the distance
between the needle and the flat surface is even.
Replacing the needle
Replace the needle as described below. Use the
screwdriver and a needle that has been determined to
be straight according to the instructions in "Checking
the needle".
a twice to raise the needle.
Press
(Needle position button) once or
1
2
1
a Needle position button
a Flat side
b Needle type marking
b
Turn off the sewing machine.
CAUTION
● If the distance between the needle and the flat
surface is not even, the needle is bent. Do not
use a bent needle.
CAUTION
1
● Before replacing the needle, be sure to
turn off the sewing machine, otherwise
injuries may occur if
(Start/stop
button) is accidentally pressed and the
machine starts sewing.
c
Lower the presser foot lever.
1
a Flat surface
1
a Presser foot lever
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Hold the needle with your left hand, and then
d use a screwdriver to turn the needle clamp
screw toward you (counterclockwise) to
remove the needle.
While holding the needle with your left hand,
f use the screwdriver to tighten the needle clamp
screw.
1
1
2
a Screwdriver
b Needle clamp screw
• Do not apply a strong force when loosening
or tightening the needle clamp screw,
otherwise certain parts of the sewing
machine may be damaged.
Install the twin needle in the same way.
CAUTION
● Be sure to insert the needle until it
touches the needle stopper and securely
tighten the needle clamp screw with the
screwdriver, otherwise the needle may
break or damage may result.
With the flat side of the needle toward the rear
e of the machine, insert the needle until it
touches the needle stopper.
1
a Needle stopper
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Replacing the Presser Foot
This section describes how to replace the presser foot.
Presser foot precautions
Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the presser feet.
CAUTION
● Use the presser foot appropriate for the type of stitch that you wish to sew, otherwise the
needle may hit the presser foot, causing the needle to bend or break.
● Only use presser feet designed specifically for this sewing machine. Use of any other presser
foot may result in injuries or damage to the machine.
Replacing the presser foot
c
Raise the presser foot lever.
Replace the presser foot as described below.
a twice to raise the needle.
Press
(Needle position button) once or
a
a Presser foot lever
X The presser foot is raised.
1
a Needle position button
b
d presser foot holder.
Press the black button at the back of the
a
Turn off the sewing machine.
b
CAUTION
● Before replacing the presser foot, be sure
to turn off the sewing machine, otherwise
injuries may occur if
(Start/stop
button) is accidentally pressed and the
machine starts sewing.
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a Black button
b Presser foot holder
X The presser foot holder releases the presser
foot.
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Place a different presser foot below the holder
e so that the presser foot pin is aligned with the
notch in the holder.
Position the presser foot so the letter indicating
the presser foot type (A, G, I, J, M, N or R) is
positioned to be read.
a
b
Note
z When a stitch is selected, the icon for the
presser foot that should be used appears in
the screen. Check that the correct presser
foot is attached before starting to sew. If the
wrong presser foot is installed, turn off the
sewing machine, attach the correct presser
foot, and then select the desired stitch again.
c
a Presser foot holder
b Notch
c Pin
Buttonhole foot "A"
f presser foot pin snaps into the notch in the
Slowly lower the presser foot lever so that the
Overcasting foot "G"
presser foot holder.
Zigzag foot "J"
Button fitting foot "M"
Monogramming foot "N"
Blind stitch foot "R"
Side cutter "S"
1
a Presser foot lever
X The presser foot is attached.
Embroidery foot "Q"
z For details on the presser foot that should be
used with the selected stitch, refer to "Stitch
Setting Chart" (page 66).
g presser foot is securely attached.
Raise the presser foot lever to check that the
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Hold the presser foot holder in place with your
Removing and attaching the
presser foot holder
c right hand, and then tighten the screw using
the screwdriver in your left hand.
Remove the presser foot holder when cleaning the
sewing machine or when installing a presser foot that
does not use the presser foot holder, such as the
embroidery foot and quilting foot. Use the
screwdriver to remove the presser foot holder.
a
1
Remove the presser foot.
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
b holder screw.
Use the screwdriver to loosen the presser foot
a c
a Screwdriver
b Presser foot holder
c Presser foot holder screw
■ Attaching the presser foot holder
Raise the presser foot lever.
Align the presser foot holder with the lower-
b left side of the presser bar.
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Note
z If the presser foot holder is not correctly
installed, the thread tension will be
incorrect.
b
a
a Screwdriver
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Sewing Cylindrical Pieces
Free-arm sewing makes sewing cylindrical pieces easy.
1
Free-arm sewing
Removing the flat bed attachment allows for free-arm
sewing, making it easier to sew cylindrical pieces
such as sleeve cuffs and pant legs.
a
Pull the flat bed attachment off to the left.
X With the flat bed attachment removed, freearm sewing is possible.
Slide the part that you wish to sew onto the
b arm, and then sew from the top.
c install the flat bed attachment back in its
When you are finished with free-arm sewing,
original position.
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SEWING BASICS
The necessary preparations for sewing are described in this chapter.
Sewing.....................................................................................................................48
General sewing procedure .................................................................................48
Selecting stitching ..............................................................................................49
Positioning the fabric .........................................................................................50
Starting to sew ...................................................................................................51
Securing the stitching.........................................................................................53
Cutting the thread ..............................................................................................54
Setting the Stitch .....................................................................................................56
Adjusting the stitch width ..................................................................................56
Adjusting the stitch length..................................................................................57
Adjusting the thread tension ..............................................................................57
Useful Functions......................................................................................................59
Automatically sewing reverse/reinforcement stitches ........................................59
Automatically cutting the thread........................................................................60
Mirroring stitches...............................................................................................61
Useful Sewing Tips ..................................................................................................62
Trial sewing........................................................................................................62
Changing the sewing direction ...........................................................................62
Sewing curves ....................................................................................................62
Adjusting the presser foot pressure ....................................................................62
Sewing thick fabrics ...........................................................................................63
Sewing thin fabrics .............................................................................................64
Sewing stretch fabrics ........................................................................................64
Sewing an even seam allowance ........................................................................64
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Sewing
Basic sewing operations are described below.
Before operating the sewing machine, read the following precautions.
CAUTION
● While the machine is in operation, pay special attention to the needle location. In addition,
keep your hands away from all moving parts such as the needle and handwheel, otherwise
injuries may occur.
● Do not pull or push the fabric too hard while sewing, otherwise injuries may occur or the
needle may break.
● Never use bent needles. Bent needles can easily break, possibly resulting in injuries.
● Make sure that the needle does not strike basting pins, otherwise the needle may break or
bend.
General sewing procedure
Follow the basic procedures below to sew.
1
Turn on the machine.
Turn on the sewing machine. For details on turning on the machine,
refer to "Turning on the machine" (page 17).
↓
2
Select the stitch..
Select the stitch appropriate for the area to be sewn. For details on
selecting a stitch, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page 49).
↓
3
Attach the presser foot.
Attach the presser foot appropriate for the stitch. For details on replacing
the presser foot, refer to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 42).
↓
4
Position the fabric..
Place the area to be sewn under the presser foot. Be sure that the fabric
pieces are sewn in the correct order and that the right and wrong sides of
the fabric are aligned correctly. For details on positioning the fabric,
refer to "Positioning the fabric" (page 50).
↓
5
Start sewing..
Start sewing. For details on starting to sew, refer to "Starting to sew" (page
51).
↓
6
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Cut the thread..
Cut the thread at the end of sewing. For details on cutting the thread,
refer to "Cutting the thread" (page 54).
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Selecting stitching
Stitches are selected using LCD operations. There are
67 utility stitches. Right after turning the power on,
the straight stitch (left needle position) is selected.
The machine can also be set to select the straight
stitch (center needle position). For details on
changing the setting, refer to page 19.
Determine the stitch to be used, and get the
a matching presser foot ready.
• Refer to "Stitch Setting Chart" (page 66).
2
†
Example:
11
is selected:
b The machine comes with zigzag foot "J"
Attach the presser foot.
attached.
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
CAUTION
● Use the presser foot appropriate for the
stitch. If the wrong presser foot is used,
the needle may hit the presser foot and
break or bend.
c
e reverse/reinforcement stitching and adjust the
If necessary, specify the setting for automatic
stitch length, etc.
Turn on the sewing machine.
Memo
X The straight stitch (left needle position) is
shown selected in the LCD.
• When an animation is displayed on the
screen, touch the screen with your finger.
d
X The stitch is selected, and the stitch number
and settings are displayed.
Select a stitch.
(Previous page key) displays the previous
screen, and
(Next page key) displays the
next screen.
z Uses of stitches and other stitch selections are
explained in "UTILITY STITCHES" (page 65).
z Automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching
and other settings are explained in "Useful
Functions" (page 59).
z The procedures for specifying the thread
tension are described in "Adjusting the
thread tension" (page 57).
z Procedures for changing the stitch width and
length are described in "Adjusting the stitch
width" (page 56) and "Adjusting the stitch
length" (page 57).
Note
z When a stitch is selected, the icon for the
presser foot that should be used appears on
the screen. For details, refer to "Replacing
the presser foot" (page 42). Check that the
correct presser foot is attached before
starting to sew. If the wrong presser foot is
installed, turn off the sewing machine, attach
the correct presser foot, and then select the
desired stitch again.
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While holding the end of the thread and the
Positioning the fabric
d fabric with your left hand, turn the handwheel
toward you (counterclockwise) with your
right hand to lower the needle to the starting
point of the stitching.
Be sure that the fabric pieces are sewn in the correct
order and that the right and wrong sides of the fabric
are aligned correctly.
a
Turn on the sewing machine.
b twice to raise the needle.
Press
(Needle position button) once or
1
a Needle position button
c
Place the fabric under the presser foot.
e
Lower the presser foot lever.
• If the seam allowance is positioned on the
right side, sewing in a straight line is easier
and the extra fabric does not get in the way.
1
a Presser foot lever
X The fabric is now positioned to be sewn.
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Starting to sew
Once you are ready to start sewing, you can start the
sewing machine. The sewing speed can be adjusted
using either the sewing speed controller or the foot
controller.
• If you continue to hold the
(Start/stop
button) pressed immediately after the sewing
starts, the machine will sew at a slow speed.
Note
z When the foot controller is plugged in,
(Start/stop button) cannot be used to start or
stop sewing.
c
■ Using the operation button
Sewing can be started and stopped using the
operation button
(Start/stop button).
Slide the sewing speed controller to the left or
a right to select the desired sewing speed.
Slide the sewing speed controller to the left to
sew at a slower speed, or slide the speed
controller to the right to sew at a faster speed.
1
When the end of the stitching is reached, press
(Start/stop button) once.
X The machine stops sewing with the needle
down (in the fabric).
When you have finished sewing, press
d (Needle position button).
X The needle is raised.
e
Cut the threads.
• For details, refer to "Cutting the thread" (page
54).
Note
a Sewing speed controller
b
Press
(Start/stop button) once.
z This machine will automatically stop when
the bobbin becomes almost empty. When
the machine stops, replace the bobbin
thread, and then press
(Start/stop button)
to begin sewing again.
■ Using the foot controller
Sewing can be started and stopped using the foot
controller.
1
a Start/stop button
X The machine starts sewing.
Turn off the sewing machine.
a When connecting the foot controller, be sure to
turn off the sewing machine in order to prevent
the machine from accidentally being started.
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Insert the foot controller plug into its jack on
b the right side of the sewing machine.
1
Slower
Faster
• Slowly press down on the foot controller.
Pressing it down hard starts sewing too
quickly.
X The machine starts sewing.
a Foot controller jack
When the end of the stitching is reached,
f completely release the foot controller.
Note
(For U.S.A. only)
z Foot controller: Model T
This foot controller can be used on this
machine model NV1000.
c
X The machine stops sewing with the needle
lowered (in the fabric).
When you have finished sewing, press
g (Needle position button).
X The needle is raised.
Turn on the sewing machine.
h
Slide the sewing speed controller to the left or
d right to select the desired sewing speed.
Slide the sewing speed controller to the left to
sew at a slower speed, or slide the speed
controller to the right to sew at a faster speed.
1
Cut the threads.
• For details, refer to "Cutting the thread" (page
54).
Memo
z When the foot controller is plugged in,
(Start/stop button) cannot be used to start or
stop sewing.
z When sewing is stopped, the needle remains
lowered (in the fabric). The machine can be
set so that the needle will stay up when
sewing is stopped. For details on setting the
machine so that the needle stays up when
sewing is stopped, refer to "Changing the
machine settings" (page 19).
CAUTION
a Sewing speed controller
• The speed set using the sewing speed
controller is the foot controller’s maximum
sewing speed.
Once you are ready to start sewing, slowly
e press down on the foot controller.
Pressing down on the foot controller increases
the sewing speed; releasing the pressure on the
foot controller decreases the sewing speed.
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● Do not allow thread or dust to accumulate
in the foot controller, otherwise a fire or
an electric shock may occur.
● Do not place objects on the foot
controller, otherwise damage to the
machine or injuries may occur.
● If the machine is not to be used for a long
period of time, unplug the foot controller,
otherwise a fire or an electric shock may
occur.
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Securing the stitching
When sewing with the straight stitch, for example, at
the end of an opening or where seams do not
overlap, use reverse stitching or reinforcement
stitching to secure the end of the thread.
1
a beginning of the stitching, and then lower the
Lower the needle into the fabric at the
presser foot lever.
a Reverse/reinforcement stitch button
X While
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch
button) is held down, reverse stitches are
sewn.
After sewing back to the beginning of the
(Reverse/reinforcement
stitch button).
d stitching, release
X The machine stops sewing.
e on the foot controller.
Press
X The machine starts sewing in the normal
sewing direction.
Press
(Start/stop button) or press down on
b the foot controller.
At this time, if
(Start/stop button) is held
down, the machine sews at a slow speed.
1
a Start/stop button
• For details, refer to "Starting to sew" (page
51).
X The machine starts sewing.
After sewing 3 to 5 stitches, press
c (Reverse/reinforcement stitch button).
(Start/stop button), or press down
f
When the end of the stitching is reached, press
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch button).
Keep
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch button)
held down until 3 to 5 reverse stitches are
sewn.
X While
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch
button) is held down, reverse stitches are
sewn.
Keep
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch button)
held down until you reach the beginning of the
stitching.
• The machine sews at a slow speed when
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch button) is held
down.
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After 3 to 5 reverse stitches have been sewn,
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch
button).
g release
Cutting the thread
When you have finished sewing, cut the threads.
X The machine stops sewing.
Press
(Start/stop button), or press down on
h the foot controller.
At this time, if
(Start/stop button) is held
down, the machine sews at a slow speed.
■ Using the thread cutter button
a
When you wish to finish the stitching, press
(Thread cutter button) once.
X The machine starts sewing in the normal
sewing direction.
After sewing to the end of the stitching, the
i sewing machine stops.
Release
controller.
(Start/stop button) or foot
1
1
a Thread cutter button
1
3
X The threads are cut and the needle is raised.
2
Raise the presser foot lever, then remove the
b fabric.
2
4
2
2
a Beginning of stitching
b End of stitching
a
■ Sewing stitches
Reverse stitches are set for the 1
3
and 7
stitches.
When
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch button)
is pressed with stitches other than these,
reinforcement stitches are used. Reinforcement
stitches are 3 to 5 stitches sewn on top of each
other in one place.
1
2
a Presser foot lever
CAUTION
● Do not press
(Thread cutter button)
after threads have already been cut,
otherwise the needle may break, the
threads may become tangled or damage
to the machine may occur.
● Do not press
(Thread cutter button) if
there is no fabric under the presser foot or
while the machine is sewing, otherwise
damage to the machine may occur.
a Reverse stitching
b Reinforcement stitching
Memo
Memo
z The sewing machine can be set to automatically
sew reverse or reinforcement stitches at the
beginning and end of the stitching. For details,
refer to "Automatically sewing reverse/
reinforcement stitches" (page 59).
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z The machine can be set so that the threads
will be cut when sewing is finished. For
details on setting the machine so that the
threads are cut automatically, refer to
"Automatically cutting the thread" (page 60).
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■ Using the thread cutter
When sewing with thread thicker than #30, nylon
or metallic threads, or other special threads, use
the thread cutter on the side of the machine to cut
the threads.
When you wish to finish the stitching and the
a sewing machine is stopped, press
(Needle position button) once to raise the
needle.
2
1
a Needle position button
X The needle is raised.
b
Raise the presser foot lever.
a
a Presser foot lever
Pull the fabric to the left side of the machine,
c and then pass the threads through the thread
cutter to cut them.
1
a Thread cutter
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Setting the Stitch
This machine is preset with the default settings for the stitch width, stitch length, and upper thread tension
for each stitch.However, you can change any of the settings by pressing
in the screen, then
following the procedure described in this section.
Note
z Settings for some stitches cannot be changed. For details, refer to "Stitch Setting Chart" (page 66).
z Stitch settings return to their defaults if they are changed, when the machine is turned off or a different
stitch is selected before the stitch setting is saved.
Adjusting the stitch width
The stitch width (zigzag width) can be adjusted to
make the stitch wider or narrower.
Each press of
Memo
z Press
to return the setting to its default.
z If the straight stitch (left needle position or triple
stretch stitch) was selected, changing the stitch
width changes the needle position. Increasing
the width moves the needle to the right;
reducing the width moves the needle to the left.
z The sewing machine can be set so that the
stitch width can easily be changed with the
sewing speed controller. For details, refer to
"Satin stitching" (page 102).
z
means the setting cannot be adjusted.
makes the zigzag stitch narrower.
CAUTION
Each press of
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makes the zigzag stitch wider.
● After adjusting the stitch width, slowly
turn the handwheel toward you
(counterclockwise) and check that the
needle does not touch the presser foot. If
the needle hits the presser foot, the
needle may bend or break.
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Adjusting the stitch length
The stitch length can be adjusted to make the stitch
coarser or finer.
Adjusting the thread tension
You may need to change the thread tension,
depending on the fabric and thread being used.
2
Each press of
makes the stitch finer (shorter).
■ Correct thread tension
The upper thread and the bobbin thread should
cross near the center of the fabric. Only the upper
thread should be visible from the right side of the
fabric, and only the bobbin thread should be
visible from the wrong side of the fabric.
1
2
Each press of
makes the stitch coarser (longer).
3
a
b
c
d
4
Wrong side of fabric
Right side of fabric
Upper thread
Bobbin thread
■ Upper thread is too tight
If the bobbin thread is visible from the right side
of the fabric, the upper thread is too tight.
1
Memo
z Press
to return the setting to its
default.
z
means the setting cannot be adjusted.
2
5
3
4
CAUTION
● If the stitches are bunched together,
increase the stitch length. Continuing to
sew with the stitches bunched together
may result in the needle bending or
breaking.
a
b
c
d
e
Wrong side of fabric
Right side of fabric
Upper thread
Bobbin thread
The bobbin thread is visible from the right side of
the fabric.
Each press of
makes the thread tension looser.
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■ Upper thread is too loose
If the upper thread is visible from the wrong side
of the fabric, the upper thread is too loose.
5
1
2
3
a
b
c
d
e
4
Wrong side of fabric
Right side of fabric
Upper thread
Bobbin thread
The upper thread is visible from the wrong side of
the fabric.
Each press of
makes the thread tension tighter.
Memo
z Press
default.
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to return the setting to its
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Useful Functions
Functions useful in improving sewing efficiency are described below.
Automatically sewing reverse/
reinforcement stitches
Position the fabric under the presser foot, and
(Start/stop button) once.
d then press
The sewing machine can be set to automatically sew
reverse or reinforcement stitches at the beginning and
end of the stitching. Whether reverse stitches or
reinforcement stitches are sewn depends on the stitch
that is selected. For details, refer to "Stitch Setting
Chart" (page 66).
2
1
a Start/stop button
a
Turn on the sewing machine.
X After reverse/reinforcement stitches are
sewn, the machine starts sewing.
After reaching the end of the stitching, press
e (Reverse/reinforcement stitch button) once.
X The LCD comes on.
b
Select a stitch.
c
Press
This step is not necessary if a stitch such as
those for sewing buttonholes and bar tacks is
selected where reinforcement stitches are
automatically sewn.
• For details on selecting a stitch, refer to
"Selecting stitching" (page 49).
on the LCD.
1
a Reverse/reinforcement stitch button
X After reverse/reinforcement stitches are
sewn, the sewing machine stops.
X It turns to
, and the sewing machine is set
for automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching.
• To turn automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching off, press
.
• When the sewing machine is turned off, the
automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching
setting is cancelled.
Memo
z Reverse/reinforcement stitches will not be
sewn if
(Start/stop button) is pressed at
the end of the stitching. Be sure to press
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch button) at the
end of the stitching.
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Set the fabric in place, and press
Automatically cutting the
thread
d stop button) once.
(Start/
The sewing machine can be set to automatically cut
the threads at the end of the stitching. This is called
"programmed thread-cutting". If programmed threadcutting is set, automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching is also set.
a
1
Turn on the sewing machine.
a Start/stop button
X Stitching starts after reverse stitching or
reinforcement stitching.
X The LCD comes on.
b
Select a stitch.
c
Press
• For details on selecting a stitch, refer to
"Selecting stitching" (page 49).
on the screen.
Once you have reached the end of the
(Reverse/reinforcement
stitch button) once.
If stitching, such as buttonholes and bar
tacking, that includes reinforcement stitching
has been selected, this operation is
unnecessary.
e stitching, press
X After the reverse stitching or reinforcement
stitching has been done, the sewing machine
stops, and the thread is cut.
X You get
, and the sewing machine is
set for programmed thread-cutting and
automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching.
The thread is cut here.
Memo
• To turn programmed thread cutting off, press
.
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z Programmed thread-cutting will not be
performed if
(Start/stop button) is
pressed while sewing. Press
(Reverse/
reinforcement stitch button) at the end of the
stitching.
z If the power is turned off, programmed
thread-cutting will be turned off.
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Mirroring stitches
You can sew the mirror image of a stitch horizontally
(left and right).
a
Turn on the sewing machine.
2
X The LCD comes on.
b
Select a stitch.
c
Press
• For details on selecting a stitch, refer to
"Selecting stitching" (page 49).
on the screen.
■ For stitches other than utility stitches
X It turns to
, and the pattern is mirrored.
• To turn the mirrored stitching off, press
.
Memo
z Mirroring is not possible for buttonholes and
other stitches where
shows.
z When the sewing machine is turned off, the
mirroring setting is cancelled.
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Useful Sewing Tips
Various ways to achieve better results for your sewing projects are described below. Refer to these tips
when sewing your project.
Trial sewing
After you have set up the machine with the thread
and needle appropriate for the type of fabric being
sewn, the machine automatically sets the thread
tension and stitch length and width for the stitch that
is selected. However, a trial piece of fabric should be
sewn since, depending on the type of fabric and
stitching being sewn, the desired results may not be
achieved.
For the trial sewing, use a piece of fabric and thread
that are the same as those used for your project, and
check the thread tension and stitch length and width.
Since the results differ depending on the type of
stitching and the number of layers of fabric sewn,
perform the trial sewing under the same conditions
that will be used with your project.
Changing the sewing direction
a sewing machine.
When the stitching reaches a corner, stop the
Leave the needle lowered (in the fabric). If the
needle remained up when the machine stopped
sewing, press
(Needle position button) to
lower the needle.
Sewing curves
Stop sewing, and then slightly change the sewing
direction to sew around the curve. For details on
sewing with an even seam allowance, refer to
"Sewing an even seam allowance" (page 64).
When sewing along a curve while using a zigzag
stitch, select a shorter stitch length in order to obtain
a finer stitch.
Adjusting the presser foot pressure
For best results when sewing stretch fabrics, thin fabrics
or thick fabrics, adjust the presser foot pressure (amount
of pressure that the presser foot applies to the fabric).
Lower the presser foot lever to lower the
a presser foot.
Raise the presser foot lever, and then turn the
b fabric.
Turn the fabric using the needle as a pivot.
1
a Presser foot lever
Lower the presser foot lever and continue
c sewing.
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Turn the presser foot pressure dial at the back
b of the machine to adjust the pressure of the
presser foot.
The presser foot pressure can be set to one of
four levels (between 1 and 4). The larger the
setting, the stronger the pressure. Use setting 1
or 2 for thick fabrics, use setting 4 for thinner
fabrics.
When you encounter a seam that is too thick
a to feed under the foot, raise the presser foot
lever.
Press the black button (presser foot holding
b pin) on the left side of zigzag foot "J". Keep the
button held in and lower the presser foot.
2
1
a Presser foot holding pin
When you are finished sewing, reset the dial to
c 3 (standard).
X Release the button. The foot will lock in
place level with the seam, allowing the
fabric to feed.
Sewing thick fabrics
■ If the fabric does not fit under the presser foot
If the fabric does not fit easily under the presser
foot, raise the presser foot lever even higher to
bring the presser foot to its highest position.
X Once the trouble spot has been passed, the
foot will return to its normal position.
CAUTION
■ If thick seams are being sewn and the fabric does
not feed at the beginning of stitching
Zigzag foot "J" is equipped with a feature that
keeps the presser foot level.
● If fabric more than 6 mm (15/64 inch)
thick is sewn or if the fabric is pushed with
too much force, the needle may bend or
break.
a
a Sewing direction
Useful Sewing Tips 63
SEWING BASICS
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Sewing an even seam
allowance
Sewing thin fabrics
When sewing thin fabrics, the stitching may become
misaligned or the fabric may not feed correctly. If this
occurs, place thin paper or stabilizer material under
the fabric and sew it together with the fabric. When
you have finished sewing, tear off any excess paper.
To sew an even seam, start sewing so that the seam
allowance is to the right of the presser foot, and the
edge of the fabric is aligned with either the right edge
of the presser foot or a marking on the needle plate.
■ Aligning the fabric with the presser foot
Sew while keeping the right edge of the presser
foot a fixed distance from the edge of the fabric.
1
1
2
a Stabilizer material or paper
Sewing stretch fabrics
First, baste the pieces of fabric together, and then sew
without stretching the fabric.
1
a Basting
a Seam
b Presser foot
■ Aligning the fabric with a needle plate marking
The markings on the needle plate show the
distance from the needle position of a seam sewn
with the straight stitch (left needle position). Sew
while keeping the edge of the fabric aligned with
a marking in the needle plate. The distance
between the markings in the upper scale is
1/8 inch (3 mm) and the distance between the
markings in the grid is 5 mm (3/16 inch).
Besides, using the stretch stitching or the thread for
knits gives an attractive finishes.
5
1
4
2
3
6
a
b
c
d
e
f
64
Seam
Presser foot
Centimeters
Inches
Needle plate
16 mm (5/8 inch)
3
UTILITY STITCHES
The various stitches and their applications are described in this chapter.
Stitch Setting Chart .............................66
Utility stitches ................................ 66
Other stitches................................. 70
Selecting Stitching ...............................71
Stitch types.....................................71
Selecting stitching .......................... 71
Saving stitch settings ......................73
Overcasting Stitches............................ 74
Appliqué, Patchwork and
Quilt Stitching ...................................... 96
Appliqué stitching ..........................96
Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching....98
Piecing............................................98
Quilting ..........................................99
Free-motion quilting.....................101
Satin stitching...............................102
Reinforcement Stitching ....................103
Sewing overcasting stitches
using overcasting foot "G" .............. 74
Sewing overcasting stitches
using zigzag foot "J"........................75
Sewing overcasting stitches
Eyelet Stitching ..................................107
using the optional side cutter .........76
Decorative Stitching ..........................108
Basic Stitching .....................................78
Fagoting........................................109
Scallop stitching ...........................110
Smocking......................................110
Shell tuck stitching .......................111
Joining ..........................................112
Heirloom stitching........................113
Basting ...........................................78
Basic stitching ................................ 78
Blind Hem Stitching ............................ 80
Buttonhole Stitching............................ 82
Buttonhole sewing.......................... 83
Button sewing ................................ 87
Zipper Insertion...................................89
Inserting a centered zipper ............89
Inserting a side zipper .................... 91
Sewing Stretch Fabrics and
Elastic Tape ............................................94
Stretch stitching .............................94
Elastic attaching .............................94
Triple stretch stitching..................103
Bar tack stitching..........................103
Darning ........................................105
Sewing the Various Built-in
Decorative Patterns ...........................116
Sewing beautiful patterns .............116
Sewing patterns ............................116
Changing the length
for satin stitches ...........................117
Realigning the pattern ..................117
Sewing Combined Patterns................120
Combining patterns ......................120
Storing patterns ............................122
Designing a Pattern
(My Custom Stitch)............................124
Drawing a sketch of the pattern ...124
Entering the pattern data..............125
Examples of designs......................127
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UTILITY STITCHES
Stitch Setting Chart
Applications, stitch lengths and widths and whether the twin needle can be used are listed for utility
stitches in the following table.
Left
1
Center
Straight
stitch
Center
Right
Zigzag
stitch
2-point
zigzag stitch
3-point
zigzag stitch
Manual
Auto
Manual
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
0.2–5.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reverse
No
J
Basic stitching and sewing
gathers or pintucks
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
0.2–5.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
Yes
3.5
(1/8)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
0.2–5.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reverse
No
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
1.5–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
1.0
(1/16)
1.0–3.0
(1/16–1/8)
2.5
1.0–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
Attaching zippers, basic
J/I stitching, sewing gathers or
pintucks, etc.
J
Attaching sleeves, sewing
inseams, sewing stretch fabrics
and decorative stitching
J
Sewing stretch fabrics and
decorative stitching
J
Temporarily securing
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
–
–
No
Reinforcement
No
J
Overcasting and attaching
appliqués
3.5
(1/8)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0–4.0
(0–3/16)
Yes
(J)
Reverse
No
J
Beginning sewing from the right
needle position
3.5
(1/8)
2.5–5.0
1.4
0.3–4.0
Yes
(3/32–3/16) (1/16) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
Yes
J
Overcasting on mediumweight
or stretch fabrics, attaching
elastic, darning, etc.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.0
0.2–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
Yes
J
Overcasting on mediumweight
or stretch fabrics, attaching
elastic, darning, etc.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.0
0.2–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
G
Overcasting on thin or
mediumweight fabrics
3.5
(1/8)
2.5–5.0
2.0
1.0–4.0
No
(3/32–3/16) (1/16) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
5.0
2.5–5.0
2.5
1.0–4.0
No
(3/16) (3/32–3/16) (3/32) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
6
Basting stitch
Auto
Reverse/
Reinforcement
Stitching
0.0
(0)
5
Stretch stitch
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Basic stitching, sewing gathers
or pintucks, etc.
4
Triple stretch stitch
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
J
2
3
Application
Walking Foot
Pattern
Twin Needle
Stitch Name
Presser Foot
Utility stitches
7
8
9
10
11
12
G Overcasting on thick fabrics
13
G
Overcasting on thick fabrics and
decorative stitching
5.0
(3/16)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
2.5
1.0–4.0
No
(3/32) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
J
Overcasting on stretch fabrics
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
0.5–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/32–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Overcasting on thick or stretch
fabrics
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
0.5–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/32–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Overcasting on stretch fabrics
and decorative stitching
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
4.0
1.0–4.0
Yes
(3/16) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
Overcasting stitch
14
15
16
66
Application
Twin Needle
Pattern
Presser Foot
Stitch Name
Walking Foot
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Reverse/
Reinforcement
Stitching
R
Blind hem stitching on
mediumweight fabrics
00
3← – →3
2.0
(1/16)
1.0–3.5
(1/16–1/8)
No
Reinforcement
No
R
Blind hem stitching on stretch
fabrics
00
3← – →3
2.0
(1/16)
1.0–3.5
(1/16–1/8)
No
Reinforcement
No
J
Appliqué stitching
3.5
(1/8)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.5
1.6–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Shell tuck stitching
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
0.2–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Piecing straight stitching (with a
seam allowance of 6.5 mm (1/4
inch) from the right edge of the
presser foot)
5.5
(7/32)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.0
0.2–5.0
No
(1/16) (1/64–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
J
Piecing straight stitching (with a
seam allowance of 6.5 mm (1/4
inch) from the left edge of the
presser foot)
1.5
(1/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.0
0.2–5.0
No
(1/16) (1/64–3/16)
Reinforcement
Yes
J
Straight stitch quilting that looks
hand-sewn
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
1.0–4.0
No
(3/32) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
J
Appliqué quilting, free-motion
quilting, satin stitching
3.5
(1/8)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
No
Reinforcement
Yes
J
Attaching appliqués and binding
1.5
(1/16)
0.5–7.0
(1/32–1/4)
1.8
1.0–4.0
No
(1/16) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
J
Quilting background stitching
(stippling)
7.0
(1/4)
1.0–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.6
1.0–4.0
No
(1/16) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
5.0
(3/16)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
0.5
0.1–1.0
Yes
(1/32) (1/64–1/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
17
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
Blind hem stitch
18
19
Appliqué stitch
20
Shell tuck stitch
21
Piecing straight
stitch
22
Straight stitch that
looks hand-sewn
(for quilting)
23
Zigzag stitch
(for quilting)
24
Appliqué stitch
(for quilting)
25
Quilting stitch
(for stippling)
26
27
Satin scallop stitch
N Scallop stitching
28
Joining stitch
J
Patchwork stitching and
decorative stitching
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.2
0.2–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Patchwork stitching, decorative
stitching and sewing overcasting
on both pieces of fabric, such as
with tricot
5.0
(3/16)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.5
1.0–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Patchwork stitching and
decorative stitching
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.2
0.2–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Smocking stitching and
decorative stitching
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.6
1.0–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Fagoting and decorative
stitching
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
1.0–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Fagoting and decorative
stitching
5.0
(3/16)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.5
1.0–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Attaching elastic to stretch
fabrics
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.0
0.2–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
29
30
31
Smocking stitch
32
Fagoting stitch
Elastic-attaching
stitch
0.0–4.0
(0–3/16)
3
33
34
Stitch Setting Chart 67
Reverse/
Reinforcement
Stitching
J
Decorative stitching
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
2.0–4.0
No
(1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
J
Decorative stitching
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
1.0–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Decorative stitching
5.5
(7/32)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.6
1.0–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
N
Decorative stitching and elasticattaching
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.0
0.2–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
3.5
(1/8)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
2.5
1.6–4.0
No
(3/32) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
6.0
1.5–7.0
(15/64) (1/16–1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.5–4.0
No
(1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
Decorative hemming on thin,
N mediumweight and plain weave
fabrics, heirloom stitching, etc.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
3.5
(1/8)
1.5–4.0
No
(1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
Decorative hemming on thin,
N mediumweight and plain weave
fabrics, heirloom stitching, etc.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.5–4.0
Yes
1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
Decorative hemming on thin,
N mediumweight and plain weave
fabrics, heirloom stitching, etc.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
2.5
1.5–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
Decorative hemming on thin,
N mediumweight and plain weave
fabrics, heirloom stitching, etc.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
2.0
1.5–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
Decorative hemming, ribbon
N threading, heirloom stitching,
etc.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.5–4.0
Yes
(1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
Application
35
36
37
38
39
Lace sewing, decorative
N hemming, heirloom stitching,
etc.
40
N
41
Decorative stitch
42
43
44
45
46
Decorative hemming, heirloom
stitching, etc.
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
N
Decorative stitching, smocking
6.0
1.5–7.0
stitching, heirloom stitching, etc. (15/64) (1/16–1/4)
1.6
1.0–4.0
No
(1/16) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
N
Decorative stitching, smocking
5.0
stitching, heirloom stitching, etc. (3/16)
1.6
1.0–4.0
No
(1/16) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
47
68
Walking Foot
Pattern
Twin Needle
Stitch Name
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Presser Foot
UTILITY STITCHES
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
Twin Needle
Pattern
Reverse/
Reinforcement
Stitching
A
Horizontal buttonholes on thin
and mediumweight fabrics
5.0
(3/16)
3.0–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
0.4
0.2–1.0
No
(1/64) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A
Horizontal buttonholes on areas
that are subject to strain
5.0
(3/16)
3.0–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
0.4
0.2–1.0
No
(1/64) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A
Horizontal buttonholes on thick
fabrics
5.0
(3/16)
3.0–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
0.4
0.2–1.0
No
(1/64) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A
Secured buttonholes for fabrics
that have backings
5.0
(3/16)
3.0–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
0.4
0.2–1.0
No
(1/64) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A
Buttonholes for stretch or knit
fabrics
6.0
3.0–6.0
1.0
0.5–2.0
No
(15/54) (1/8–15/64) (1/16) (1/32–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A Buttonholes for stretch fabrics
6.0
3.0–6.0
1.5
(15/54) (1/8–15/64) (1/16)
No
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A Bound buttonholes
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–6.0
(0–15/64)
2.0
0.2–4.0
No
(1/16) (1/64–3/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
Presser Foot
Stitch Name
48
49
50
51
52
Buttonhole stitch
Walking Foot
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Application
53
54
55
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
1.0–3.0
(1/16–1/8)
A
Keyhole buttonholes for thick or
furry fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
3.0–7.0
(1/8–1/4)
0.5
0.3–1.0
No
(1/32) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A
Keyhole buttonholes for
mediumweight and thick fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
3.0–7.0
(1/8–1/4)
0.5
0.3–1.0
No
(1/32) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A
Horizontal buttonholes for thick
or furry fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
3.0–7.0
(1/8–1/4)
0.5
0.3–1.0
No
(1/32) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A Darning mediumweight fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.0
0.4–2.5
No
(1/16) (1/64–3/32)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A Darning thick fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.0
0.4–2.5
No
(1/16) (1/64–3/32)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
Reinforcing openings and areas
A where the seam easily comes
loose
2.0
(1/16)
1.0–3.0
(1/16–1/8)
0.4
0.3–1.0
No
(1/64) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
M Button sewing
3.5
(1/8)
2.5–4.5
(3/32–3/16)
–
–
No
Reinforcement
No
7.0, 6.0,
5.0 (1/4,
15/64,
3/16)
56
57
58
Darning stitch
59
60
Bar tack stitch
Button-sewing stitch
Eyelet stitch
61
62
N
Sewing eyelets, for example, on
belts
7.0
(1/4)
7.0, 6.0,
5.0 (1/4,
15/64,
3/16)
7.0
(1/4)
No
Automatic
reinforcement
No
S
Sewing straight stitches while
cutting the fabric
0.0
(0)
0.0–2.5
(0–3/32)
2.5
0.2–5.0
No
(3/32) (1/64–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
S
Sewing zigzag stitches while
cutting the fabric
3.5
(1/8)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
No
Reinforcement
No
S
Overcasting on thin and
mediumweight fabrics while
cutting the fabric
3.5
(1/8)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
2.0
1.0–4.0
No
(1/16) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
S
Overcasting on thick fabrics
while cutting the fabric
5.0
(3/16)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
2.5
1.0–4.0
No
(3/32) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
S
Overcasting on mediumweight
and thick fabrics while cutting
the fabric
5.0
(3/16)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
2.5
1.0–4.0
No
(3/32) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
63
64
65
Side cutter
66
67
0.0–4.0
(0–3/16)
Stitch Setting Chart 69
3
UTILITY STITCHES
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
1
2
3
4
5
6
11
12
13
14
Left/Right Flipping
1
Adjustable Pattern
Length/Width
Decorative stitches
Pattern
Twin Needle
Stitch Type
Presser Foot
Other stitches
N
No
Yes
Yes
N
Yes
Yes
Yes
N
No
Yes
Yes
31*
Satin stitches
Cross stitches
* Pattern for making adjustment
70
7
8
9
10
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Selecting Stitching
This section provides details on the various types of stitches available and the procedure for selecting a stitch.
Stitch types
Selecting stitching
A stitch can be selected from the following types
available.
For details on the various stitches, refer to "Stitch
Setting Chart" (page 66).
a
b
a
Turn on the sewing machine.
c
• When an animation is displayed on the
screen, touch the screen with your finger.
X The straight stitch (left needle position) is
shown selected on the screen.
d
e
f
g
a Utility stitches
You can select from 67 utility stitches, including
straight line stitching, overcasting, button holes and
basic decorative stitches. If this is selected, the
utility stitch selection appears right after the power
is turned on.
b Decorative stitches
(Can be combined)
You can select from 31 decorative stitches,
including leaves, flowers and hearts. You can sew
combinations of multiple decorative stitches.
Press
b panel.
(Utility stitch key) on the operation
c Satin stitches
(Can be combined)
You can select from 16 satin stitches. You can sew
combinations of multiple decorative stitches.
d My Custom Stitch
You can design original stitches. (For details, refer
to "Designing a Pattern (My Custom Stitch)" (page
124).)
e Cross stitches
(Can be combined)
You can select from 14 cross stitches. You can sew
combinations of multiple decorative stitches.
X The screen containing the various types of
stitches appears.
c
Select the stitch type.
f Combined utility stitches
(Can be combined)
You can sew with combinations from 39 utility
stitches.
g Patterns stored in the machine's memory
You can recall a stored pattern.
X The screen containing the various stitches in
the selected stitch type appears.
• To select a different stitch type, press
(Back key).
Selecting Stitching 71
3
UTILITY STITCHES
d
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Press the stitch selection.
(Previous page key) displays the previous
screen, and
(Next page key) displays the
next screen.
†
When a decorative stitch is selected
Note
z When a stitch is selected, the icon for the
presser foot that should be used appears on
the screen. Check that the correct presser
foot is attached before starting to sew. If the
wrong presser foot is installed, turn off the
sewing machine, attach the correct presser
foot, and then select the desired stitch again.
Memo
z For details on adjusting the stitch width and
length, refer to "Adjusting the stitch width"
(page 56) and "Adjusting the stitch length"
(page 57).
i h
g
a
f
e
b
cd
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
Decorative stitch selection
Set width, length and tension
Single stitch sewing
Repeat sewing
Horizontal mirror image
Delete a selected pattern
Check combined pattern
Automatic thread cutting
Automatic reverse/reinforcement stitch
• To select a different stitch, press
remove the selected pattern.
to
If necessary, specify the setting for automatic
e reverse/reinforcement stitching and adjust the
stitch length, etc.
• For details on sewing with each of the utility
stitches, refer to the following pages.
72
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Saving stitch settings
e
Press
.
This machine is preset with the default settings for the
stitch width (zigzag width), stitch length, thread
tension, programmed thread cutting, and automatic
reverse/reinforcement stitching for each stitch.
However, if you wish to save specific settings for a
stitch so that they can be used later, press
after
changing the settings to save the new settings with
the selected stitch.
This feature can be used only with utility stitches.
†
To use a stitch length of 2.0 mm for the
straight stitch
a
Select a straight stitch.
b
Press
.
Memo
z The default stitch length is 2.5 mm.
c
Set the stitch length to 2.0 mm.
Note
z The next time that the same straight stitch is
selected, the stitch length is set to 2.0 mm.
z All stitch settings (stitch width (zigzag
width), stitch length, thread tension,
programmed thread cutting, and automatic
reverse/reinforcement stitching, etc.) are
saved, not just the setting that was changed.
When the same stitch pattern is selected, the
last settings saved are displayed even if the
machine was turned off. If the settings are
changed again and
is pressed, or if
is pressed to reset the setting to its
default, the new settings are not saved unless
is pressed another time.
Even if
is pressed, the settings for
programmed thread cutting and automatic
reverse/reinforcement stitching cannot be
reset.
d
Press
.
• To reset the selected stitch pattern to its
default settings, press
, and then press
.
X The confirmation message is displayed.
Selecting Stitching 73
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UTILITY STITCHES
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Overcasting Stitches
Sew overcasting stitches along the edges of cut fabric to prevent them from fraying. 15 stitches are
available for overcasting. The procedure for sewing overcasting stitch is explained according to the
presser foot that is used.
Sewing overcasting stitches using overcasting foot "G"
Three stitches can be used to sew overcasting with overcasting foot "G".
Stitch Name
Pattern
11
Overcasting
stitch
Preventing fraying in medium
weight and thin fabrics
12
13
a
Application
Preventing fraying in thick
fabrics and fabrics that fray
easily
Attach overcasting foot "G".
G
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
3.5
(1/8)
2.5–5.0
(3/32–3/16)
2.0
(1/16)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
2.5–5.0
(3/32–3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
Select a stitch.
G
Position the fabric with the edge of the fabric
c against the guide of the presser foot, and then
lower the presser foot lever.
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
b
Presser
Foot
a
a Guide
Sew with the edge of the fabric against the
d presser foot guide.
1
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
74
a Needle drop point
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Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot "J"
Seven stitches can be used to sew overcasting stitches with zigzag foot "J".
Stitch Name
Zigzag stitch
(center
needle
position)
Zigzag stitch
(right needle
position)
Pattern
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
Preventing fraying (center
baseline/reverse stitching)
3.5
(1/8)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0–4.0
(0–3/16)
8
Preventing fraying (right
baseline/reinforcement stitching)
3.5
(1/8)
2.5–5.0
(3/32–3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.3–4.0
(1/64–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2–4.0
(1/64–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2–4.0
(1/64–3/16)
9
3-point
zigzag stitch
10
a
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
7
2-point
zigzag stitch
Overcasting
stitch
Application
Preventing fraying in thick
fabrics and stretch fabrics
14
Preventing fraying in stretch
fabrics
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.5–4.0
(1/32–3/16)
15
Preventing fraying in thick
fabrics and stretch fabrics
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.5–4.0
(1/32–3/16)
16
Preventing fraying in stretch
fabrics
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
Presser
Foot
J
Sew along the edge of the fabric with the
c needle dropping off the edge at the right.
a
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
b
Select a stitch.
a Needle drop point
1
a Needle drop point
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
Overcasting Stitches 75
3
UTILITY STITCHES
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Sewing overcasting stitches using the optional side cutter
Using the optional side cutter, seam allowances can be finished while the edge of the fabric is cut off. Five
stitches can be used to sew overcasting stitches with the side cutter.
Note
z Thread the needle manually when using the side cutter, or only attach the side cutter after threading the
needle using the needle threader.
Stitch Name
Side Cutter
Pattern
Application
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
Sewing straight stitches while
cutting the fabric
0.0
(0)
0.0–2.5
(0–3/32)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2–5.0
(1/64–3/16)
Sewing zigzag stitches while
cutting the fabric
3.5
(1/8)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0–4.0
(0–3/16)
Preventing fraying in thin and
mediumweight fabrics while
cutting the fabric
3.5
(1/8)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
2.0
1.0–4.0
(1/16) ( 1/16–3/16)
66
Preventing fraying in thick
fabrics while cutting the fabric
5.0
(3/16)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
2.5
1.0–4.0
(3/32) ( 1/16–3/16)
67
Preventing fraying in thick
fabrics while cutting the fabric
5.0
(3/16)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
2.5
1.0–4.0
(3/32) ( 1/16–3/16)
63
64
65
Presser
Foot
S
Position the side cutter so that side cutter pin
c is aligned with the notch in the presser foot
holder, and then slowly lower the presser foot
lever.
a
b
Remove the presser foot.
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
b onto the needle clamp screw.
a
Hook the connecting fork of the side cutter
a Notch in presser foot holder
b Pin
a
X The side cutter is attached.
b
a Connecting fork
b Needle clamp screw
76
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Raise the presser foot lever to check that the
d side cutter is securely attached.
Position the fabric in the side cutter.
h The cut in the fabric should be positioned over
the guide plate of the side cutter.
Pass the upper thread under the side cutter,
e and then pull it out toward the rear of the
sewing machine.
a
a Guide plate
• If the fabric is not positioned correctly, the
fabric will not be cut.
f
Select a stitch.
3
Lower the presser foot lever, and then start
i sewing.
X A seam allowance is cut while the stitching
is sewn.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
• If the stitching is sewn in a straight line 63
the seam allowance will be about 5 mm
(3/16 inch).
,
Make a cut of about 2 cm (3/4 inch) long in
g the fabric at the beginning of the stitching.
1
1
a 5 mm (3/16 inch)
a 2 cm (3/4 inch)
Memo
z The side cutter can cut as much as one layer
of 13-oz. denim.
z After using the side cutter, clean it by
removing any lint or dust.
z If the side cutter can no longer cut fabric,
use a rag to apply a small amount of oil to
the cutting edge of the cutter.
Overcasting Stitches 77
UTILITY STITCHES
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Basic Stitching
Straight stitches are used for sewing plain seams. Five stitches are available for basic stitching.
Stitch Name
Basting stitch
Pattern
6
1
Straight stitch
(left needle
position)
Straight stitch
(center
needle
position)
Triple stretch
stitch
2
3
4
Application
Manual
Auto
Manual
Temporarily securing
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
–
–
Basic stitching and sewing
gathers or pintucks (left baseline/
reverse stitching)
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2–5.0
(1/64–3/16)
Basic stitching and sewing
gathers or pintucks (left baseline/
reinforcement stitching)
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2–5.0
(1/64–3/16)
Basic stitching and sewing
gathers or pintucks (center
baseline/reverse stitching)
3.5
(1/8)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2–5.0
(1/64–3/16)
Reinforcing seams and sewing
stretch fabrics
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
Attach zigzag foot "J".
a
Baste or pin together the fabric pieces.
b
Attach zigzag foot "J".
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
c
Select a stitch.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
Lower the needle into the fabric at the
c
78
J
J
J
Select stitch 6
Presser
Foot
Basic stitching
Sew basting with a stitch length between 5 mm (3/16
inch).
b
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Basting
a
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Start sewing.
• For details, refer to "Starting to sew" (page 51).
d beginning of the stitching.
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e
Start sewing.
• For details, refer to "Starting to sew" (page
51).
• For details on sewing reverse/reinforcement
stitches, refer to "Securing the stitching" (page
53).
f
■ Changing the needle position
The needle position used as the baseline is
different for the straight stitch (left needle
position) and the straight stitch (center needle
position).
1
2
When sewing is finished, cut the thread.
• For details, refer to "Cutting the thread" (page
54).
a Straight stitch (left needle position)
b Straight stitch (center needle position)
When the stitch width of the straight stitch (left
needle position) is set to its standard setting
(0.0 mm), the distance from the needle position to
the right side of the presser foot is 12 mm
(1/2 inch). If the stitch width is changed (between
0 and 7.0 mm (1/4 inch)), the needle position will
also change. By changing the stitch width and
sewing with the right side of the presser foot
aligned with the edge of the fabric, a seam
allowance can be sewn with a fixed width.
1
0.0
2.0
3
4
5.5
5
7.0
6
2
a Stitch width setting
b Distance from the needle position to the right side
of the presser foot
c 12.0 mm (1/2 inch)
d 10.0 mm (3/8 inch)
e 6.5 mm (1/4 inch)
f 5.0 mm (3/16 inch)
• For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
width" (page 56).
Basic Stitching 79
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UTILITY STITCHES
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Blind Hem Stitching
Secure the bottoms of skirts and pants with a blind hem. Two stitches are available for blind hem stitching.
Stitch Name
Blind hem
stitch
Pattern
17
18
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Application
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
Blind hem stitching on
mediumweight fabrics
00
3← – →3
2.0
(1/16)
1.0–3.5
(1/16–1/8)
Blind hem stitching on stretch
fabrics
00
3← – →3
2.0
(1/16)
1.0–3.5
(1/16–1/8)
Presser
Foot
R
Sew a blind hem according to the following procedure.
Fold the fabric along the desired edge of the
a hem, and then baste it about 5 mm (3/16 inch)
c
Attach blind hem foot "R".
from the edge of the fabric.
4
2
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
3
1
d
a
b
c
d
Select a stitch.
Wrong side of fabric
Basting stitching
Desired edge of hem
5 mm (3/16 inch)
Fold back the fabric along the basting, and
b then position the fabric with the wrong side
facing up.
2
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
Position the fabric with the edge of the folded
e hem against the guide of the presser foot, and
then lower the presser foot lever.
1
a Wrong side of fabric
b Basting
c
1
b
a Wrong side of fabric
b Fold of hem
c Guide
80
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■ If the needle does not catch the hem fold
The needle is too far to the right.
Press
to increase the stitch width so that
the needle slightly catches the fold of the
hem.
Adjust the stitch width until the needle slightly
f catches the fold of the hem.
1
a Needle drop point
1
When you change the needle drop point, raise
the needle, and then change the stitch width.
1
2
a Wrong side of fabric
b Right side of fabric
• For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
width" (page 56).
Sew with the fold of the hem against the
g presser foot guide.
h
a Stitch width
■ If the needle catches too much of the hem
fold
The needle is too far to the left.
Press
to decrease the stitch width so that
the needle slightly catches the fold of the
hem.
Remove the basting stitching.
1
2
a Wrong side of fabric
b Right side of fabric
1
2
a Wrong side of fabric
b Right side of fabric
Blind Hem Stitching 81
3
UTILITY STITCHES
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Buttonhole Stitching
Buttonholes can be sewn and buttons can be sewn on. 10 stitches are available for sewing one-step
buttonholes, one for sewing on buttons.
Stitch Name
Buttonhole
stitch
Pattern
82
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
Horizontal buttonholes on thin
and mediumweight fabrics
5.0
(3/16)
3.0–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2–1.0
(1/64–1/16)
49
Horizontal buttonholes on areas
that are subject to strain
5.0
(3/16)
3.0–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2–1.0
(1/64–1/16)
50
Horizontal buttonholes on thick
fabrics
5.0
(3/16)
3.0–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2–1.0
(1/64–1/16)
51
Buttonholes with bar tacks on
both ends for stabilized fabrics
5.0
(3/16)
3.0–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2–1.0
(1/64–1/16)
52
Buttonholes for stretch or knit
fabrics
6.0
3.0–6.0
1.0
(15/64) (1/8–15/64) (1/16)
0.5–2.0
(1/32–1/16)
Buttonholes for stretch fabrics
6.0
3.0–6.0
1.5
(15/64) (1/8–15/64) (1/16)
1.0–3.0
(1/16–1/8)
Bound buttonholes
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–6.0
(0–15/64)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2–4.0
(1/64–3/16)
55
Keyhole buttonholes for thick or
plush fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
3.0–7.0
(1/8–1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3–1.0
(1/64–1/16)
56
Keyhole buttonholes for
mediumweight and thick fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
3.0–7.0
(1/8–1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3–1.0
(1/64–1/16)
57
Horizontal buttonhole for thick
or plush fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
3.0–7.0
(1/8–1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3–1.0
(1/64–1/16)
Button sewing
3.5
(1/8)
2.5–4.5
(3/32–3/16)
–
–
48
53
54
Buttonsewing stitch
Application
61
Presser
Foot
A
M
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Buttonhole sewing
The maximum buttonhole length is about 28 mm (1-1/8 inches) (diameter + thickness of the button).
Buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below.
1
1
3
1
1
a Reinforcement stitching
The names of parts of buttonhole foot "A", which is
used for sewing buttonholes, are indicated below.
Use chalk to mark on the fabric the position
a and length of the buttonhole.
1
1
2
5
3
a Marks on fabric
Pull out the button guide plate of buttonhole
4
b foot "A", and then insert the button that will be
put through the buttonhole.
A
a
b
c
d
e
Button guide plate
Presser foot scale
Pin
Marks on buttonhole foot
5 mm (3/16 inch)
Buttonhole Stitching 83
UTILITY STITCHES
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■ If the button does not fit in the button guide
plate
Add together the diameter and thickness of
the button, and then set the button guide
plate to the calculated length. (The distance
between the markings on the presser foot
scale is 5 mm (3/16 inch).)
d
Select a stitch.
1
2
3
a Presser foot scale
b Length of buttonhole (diameter + thickness of
button)
c 5 mm (3/16 inch)
Example: For a button with a diameter of
15 mm (9/16 inch) and a thickness of 10 mm
(3/8 inch), the button guide plate should be set
to 25 mm (1 inch) on the scale.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
e buttonhole mark aligned with the red marks on
Position the fabric with the front end of the
the sides of the buttonhole foot, and then
lower the presser foot lever.
1
1
2
a 10 mm (3/8 inch)
b 15 mm (9/16 inch)
X The size of the buttonhole is set.
c
A
2
Attach buttonhole foot "A".
a Mark on fabric (front)
b Red marks on buttonhole foot
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
Pass the upper thread down through the hole in
the presser foot.
• When lowering the presser foot, do not push
in the front of the presser foot.
a
a Do not reduce the gap.
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Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as
f possible.
Insert a pin along the inside of one bar tack at
j the end of the buttonhole stitching to prevent
the stitching from being cut.
1
a
a Buttonhole lever
a Pin
The buttonhole lever is positioned behind the
bracket on the buttonhole foot.
Use the seam ripper to cut towards the pin and
k open the buttonhole.
1
3
2
1
a Buttonhole lever
b Bracket
Gently hold the end of the upper thread in
g your left hand, and then start sewing.
a Seam ripper
For keyhole buttonholes, use the eyelet punch
to make a hole in the rounded end of the
buttonhole, and then use the seam ripper to cut
open the buttonhole.
X Once sewing is completed, the machine
automatically sews reinforcement stitches,
then stops.
h and then cut the thread.
Raise the presser foot lever, remove the fabric,
i position.
Raise the buttonhole lever to its original
1
a Eyelet punch
• When using the eyelet punch, place thick
paper or some other protective sheet under
the fabric before punching the hole in the
fabric.
CAUTION
● When opening the buttonhole with the
seam ripper, do not place your hands in
the cutting direction, otherwise injuries
may result if the seam ripper slips.
Buttonhole Stitching 85
UTILITY STITCHES
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■ Changing the density of the stitching
Adjust the stitch length.
■ Sewing buttonholes on stretch fabrics
When sewing buttonholes on stretch fabrics, use
a gimp thread.
Hook the gimp thread onto the part of
a buttonhole foot "A" shown in the illustration.
• For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
length" (page 57).
• If the fabric does not feed (for example, if it is
too thick), decrease the density of the
stitching.
■ Changing the stitch width
Adjust the stitch width.
b
It fits into the grooves, and then loosely tie it.
c
Attach buttonhole foot "A".
d
Select stitch 52
• For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
width" (page 56).
Memo
z Before sewing buttonholes, check the stitch
length and width by sewing a trial
buttonhole on a scrap piece of fabric.
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
or 53 .
Adjust the stitch width to the thickness of the
e gimp thread.
Lower the presser foot lever and the
f buttonhole lever, and then start sewing.
When sewing is finished, gently pull the gimp
g thread to remove any slack.
Use a handsewing needle to pull the gimp
h thread to the wrong side of the fabric, and
then tie it.
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Button sewing
d
Select stitch 61
.
Buttons can be sewn on with the sewing machine.
Buttons with two or with four holes can be attached.
Measure the distance between the holes in the
a button to be attached.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
Raise the presser foot lever, and then slide the
b drop feed lever, located at the rear of the
machine on the base, to
(to the left as
seen from the rear of the machine).
• Since the end of the thread will be tied off
later, do not set the sewing machine for
programmed-thread cutting.
Adjust the stitch width so that it is the same as
e the distance between the holes in the button.
Place the button in the position where it will
f be sewn, and lower the presser foot lever.
a
a Drop feed lever (as seen from the rear of the
machine)
X The feed dogs are lowered.
c
Attach button-sewing foot "M".
a
a Button
X The button is held in place.
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
• When attaching four-hole buttons, first sew
the two holes closest to you. Then, slide the
button so that the needle goes into the two
holes toward the rear of the sewing machine,
and then sew them in the same way.
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3
UTILITY STITCHES
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Turn the handwheel toward you
g (counterclockwise) to check that the needle
When you are finished attaching the button,
(to the right
as seen from the rear of the machine) to raise
the feed dogs.
j slide the drop feed lever to
correctly goes into the two holes of the button.
Adjust the stitch width to the distance between
the button holes.
Memo
z The feed dog position switch is normally set
to the right side.
z The feed dogs come up when you start
sewing again.
■ Attaching a shank to a button
To sew the button with a shank, attach the button
with space between it and the fabric, and then
wind the thread by hand. This attaches the button
securely.
CAUTION
● When sewing, be sure that the needle
does not touch the button, otherwise the
needle may bend or break.
Place the button into button-sewing foot “M”,
a and then pull the shank lever toward you.
h Set the sewing speed controller to the left (so
Start sewing.
1
that the speed will be slow).
a Shank lever
After sewing is finished, cut the upper thread
b with plenty of excess, wind it around the
thread between the button and the fabric, and
then tie it to the upper thread at the beginning
of the stitching.
Tie together the ends of the bobbin thread at
the end and at the beginning of the stitching at
the wrong side of the fabric.
X The sewing machine automatically stops
after sewing reinforcement stitches.
• Do not press
(Thread cutter button).
Use scissors to cut the upper thread and the
i bobbin thread at the beginning of the stitching.
Pull the upper thread at the end of the stitching
to the wrong side of the fabric, and then tie it
with the bobbin thread.
c
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Cut off any excess thread.
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Zipper Insertion
A zipper can be sewn in place.
Stitch Name
Straight stitch
(center
needle
position)
Pattern
3
Application
Attaching zippers
Sewing concealed seams and
pintucks
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
3.5
(1/8)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2–5.0
(1/64–3/16)
Presser
Foot
I
There are many methods for inserting zippers. The procedures for inserting a centered zipper and a side
zipper are described below.
c edge of the fabric.
Using a basting stitch, continue sewing to the
Inserting a centered zipper
Stitching is sewn on both pieces of fabric butted
against each other.
1
3
2
4
2
1
3
a Right side of fabric
b Stitching
c End of zipper opening
a
a
b
c
d
Basting stitching
Reverse stitches
Wrong side of fabric
End of zipper opening
Press open the seam allowance from the
d wrong side of the fabric.
Attach zigzag foot "J".
1
Sew straight stitches up to the zipper opening.
b With the right sides of the fabric facing each
other, sew reverse stitches after reaching the
zipper opening.
• For details, refer to "Basic stitching" (page
78).
a Wrong side of fabric
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3
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UTILITY STITCHES
Align the seam with the center of the zipper,
e and then baste the zipper in place.
h
Select stitch 3
.
2
1
3
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
a Wrong side of fabric
b Basting stiching
c Zipper
CAUTION
Remove about 5 cm (2 inches) from the end of
f the basting on the outside.
2
4
3
1
● When using zipper foot "I", be sure to
select the straight stitch (center needle
position), and slowly turn the handwheel
toward you (counterclockwise) to check
that the needle does not touch the presser
foot. If a different stitch is selected or the
needle hits the presser foot, the needle
may bend or break.
i
a
b
c
d
Topstitch around the zipper.
Wrong side of fabric
Zipper basting
Outside basting
5 mm (2 inches)
1
Attach the presser foot holder to the right pin
g of zipper foot "I".
3
2
1
4
I
2
a Pin on the right side
b Needle drop point
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
a
b
c
d
Stitching
Right side of fabric
Basting stitching
End of zipper opening
CAUTION
● When sewing, be sure that the needle
does not touch the zipper, otherwise the
needle may bend or break.
j
90
Remove the basting stitching.
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Press open the seam allowance from the
Inserting a side zipper
d wrong side of the fabric.
Stitching is visible on only one piece of fabric. Use
this type of zipper application for side openings and
back openings.
1
2
1
a Wrong side of fabric
e (the side that will not be stitched) has an extra
Press the seam allowance so that the right side
3 mm (1/8 inch).
3
3
a Stitching
b Right side of fabric
c End of zipper opening
1
The following procedure will describe how to stitch
on the left side, as shown in the illustration.
a
2
Attach zigzag foot "J".
Sew straight stitches up to the zipper opening.
b With the right sides of the fabric facing each
other, sew reverse stitches after reaching the
zipper opening.
a Wrong side of fabric
b 3 mm (1/8 inch)
Align the zipper teeth with the pressed edge of
f the fabric having the extra 3 mm (1/8 inch),
and then baste or pin the zipper in place.
• For details, refer to "Basic stitching" (page
78).
2
Using a basting stitch, continue sewing to the
c edge of the fabric.
1
1
a Zipper teeth
b Basting stitching
3
Attach the presser foot holder to the right pin
g of zipper foot "I".
2
4
a
b
c
d
Basting stitching
Reverse stitches
Wrong side of fabric
End of zipper opening
If the stitching will be sewn on the right side,
attach the presser foot holder to the left pin of
the zipper foot.
1
I
2
a Pin on the right side
b Needle drop point
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
Zipper Insertion 91
UTILITY STITCHES
h
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Select stitch 3
.
When you are about 5 cm (2 inches) from the
j end of the zipper, stop the sewing machine
with the needle lowered (in the fabric), raise
the presser foot lever.
k
Open the zipper and continue sewing.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
CAUTION
● When using zipper foot "I", be sure to
select the straight stitch (center needle
position), and slowly turn the handwheel
toward you (counterclockwise) to check
that the needle does not touch the presser
foot. If a different stitch is selected or the
needle hits the presser foot, the needle
may bend or break.
Close the zipper, turn over the fabric, and then
l baste the other side of the zipper to the fabric.
Sew the zipper to the piece of fabric with the
i extra 3 mm (1/8 inch), starting from the base
1
of the zipper.
a Basting stitching
m of zipper foot "I".
Attach the presser foot holder to the other pin
If the presser foot holder was attached to the
right pin in step g, change it to the left pin.
1
I
CAUTION
● When sewing, be sure that the needle
does not touch the zipper, otherwise the
needle may bend or break.
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2
a Pin on the left side
b Needle drop point
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Topstitch around the zipper.
n Sew reverse stitches at the end of the zipper
opening and align the zipper teeth with the side
of the presser foot.
3
2
1
a
b
c
d
e
4
5
Right side of fabric
End of zipper opening
Reverse stitches
Beginning of stitching
Basting stitching
3
CAUTION
● When sewing, be sure that the needle
does not touch the zipper, otherwise the
needle may bend or break.
When you are about 5 cm (2 inches) from the
o end of the zipper, stop the sewing machine
with the needle lowered (in the fabric), and
then raise the presser foot lever.
Remove the basting stitching, open the zipper,
p and then continue sewing.
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UTILITY STITCHES
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Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape
Stretch fabrics can be sewn and elastic tape can be attached.
Stitch Name
Stretch stitch
Pattern
5
2-point
zigzag stitch
9
3-point
zigzag stitch
10
Elasticattaching
stitch
34
Application
Stretch fabrics
Stitch Width
[mm (inch.)]
Stitch Length
[mm (inch.)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
1.0
(1/16)
1.0–3.0
(1/16–1/8)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2–4.0
(1/64–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2–4.0
(1/64–3/16)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2–4.0
(1/64–3/16)
Presser
Foot
Attaching elastic
Attaching elastic to stretch
fabrics
J
Observe the corresponding precautions when performing each of the following stitching operations.
Stretch stitching
a
Elastic attaching
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
When elastic tape is attached to the cuff or waist of a
piece of clothing, the finished dimensions will be that
of the stretched elastic tape. Therefore, it is necessary
that a suitable length of the elastic tape be used.
a fabric.
Pin the elastic tape to the wrong side of the
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
b
Select stitch 5
Pin the elastic tape to the fabric at a few points
to make sure that the tape is uniformly
positioned on the fabric.
.
1
2
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
c
Sew the fabric without stretching it.
a Elastic tape
b Pin
b
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
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c
Select a stitch.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
3
Sew the elastic tape to the fabric while
d stretching the tape so that it is the same length
as the fabric.
While pulling the fabric behind the presser foot
with your left hand, pull the fabric at the pin
nearest the front of the presser foot with your
right hand.
CAUTION
● When sewing, be sure that the needle
does not touch any pins, otherwise the
needle may bend or break.
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UTILITY STITCHES
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Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching
The stitches that can be used for sewing appliqués, patchwork and quilts are described below.
Stitch Name
Pattern
7
24
Zigzag stitch
19
Appliqué
stitch
25
21
Piecing
straight stitch
22
Application
29
Manual
Auto
Manual
Attaching appliqués (center
baseline/reverse stitching)
3.5
(1/8)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0–4.0
(0–3/16)
Appliqué quilting, free-motion
quilting, satin stitching
3.5
(1/8)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0–4.0
(0–3/16)
Attaching appliqués
3.5
(1/8)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.6–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
Attaching appliqués and binding
1.5
(1/16)
0.5–7.0
(1/32–1/4)
1.8
(1/16)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
Piecing straight stitching (with a seam
5.5
allowance of 6.5 mm (1/4 inch) from
(7/32)
the right edge of the presser foot)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2–5.0
(1/64–3/16)
Piecing straight stitching (with a
1.5
seam allowance of 6.5 mm (1/4 inch)
(1/16)
from the left edge of the presser foot)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2–5.0
(1/64–3/16)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.2
(1/16)
0.2–4.0
(1/64–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.2
(1/16)
0.2–4.0
(1/64–3/16)
Straight stitch quilting that looks
hand quilting
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
Stippling
7.0
(1/4)
1.0–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
Patchwork stitching
30
Mock hand
quilting stitch
23
Quilting
stippling
26
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
28
Joining stitch
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Memo
z Patterns showing a "Q" on the LCD are for
quilting and those showing a "P" are for
piecing.
J
Appliqué stitching
Cut out the appliqué, leaving a seam
a allowance of between 3 and 5 mm (1/8 and
3/16 inch).
1
a Seam allowance
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Presser
Foot
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Place a pattern made of thick paper or
b stabilizer on the back of the appliqué, and then
fold over the seam allowance using an iron.
Turn the handwheel toward you
f (counterclockwise), and then begin sewing
around the edge of the appliqué, making sure
that the needle drops just outside of the
appliqué.
Turn the fabric over, and then baste or fuse it
c onto the fabric that it will be attached to.
3
When sewing around corners, stop the
machine with the needle in the fabric just
outside of the appliqué, raise the presser foot
lever, and then turn the fabric as needed to
change the sewing direction.
1
a Basting stitching
d
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
e
Select a stitch.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
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UTILITY STITCHES
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Patchwork (crazy quilt)
stitching
Fold the edge of the top piece of fabric and
a place it over the lower piece.
Sew the two pieces of fabric together so the
b pattern spans over both pieces.
Piecing
Sewing together two pieces of fabric is called
"piecing". The fabric pieces should be cut with a
7 mm (1/4 inch) seam allowance.
Sew a piecing straight stitch 7 mm (1/4 inch) from
either the right side or the left side of the presser foot.
Baste or pin along the seam allowance of the
a fabric that you wish to piece together.
b
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
c
Select stitch 21
or 22
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
• The piecing straight stitch shows a "P" on the
LCD.
Sew with the side of the presser foot aligned
d with the edge of the fabric.
■ For a seam allowance on the right side
Align the right side of the presser foot with
the edge of the fabric, and sew using stitch
21 .
1
a 7 mm (1/4 inch)
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■ For a seam allowance on the left side
Align the left side of the presser foot with the
edge of the fabric, and sew using stitch 22 .
1
a 7 mm (1/4 inch)
Quilting
Sandwiching batting between the top and bottom layers
of fabric is called "quilting". Quilts can easily be sewn
using the optional walking foot and the quilting guide.
a
Baste the fabric to be quilted.
b
Remove the presser foot holder.
• For details, refer to "Removing and attaching
the presser foot holder" (page 44).
Hook the connecting fork of the walking foot
Memo
c onto the needle clamp screw.
z To change the width of the seam allowance
(needle position), adjust the stitch width. For
details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch width"
(page 56).
3
a
b
a Connecting fork
b Needle clamp screw
Lower the presser foot lever, insert the presser
d foot holder screw, and then tighten the screw
with the screwdriver.
a
a Presser foot holder screw
X The walking foot is attached.
CAUTION
● Be sure to securely tighten the screws
with the screwdriver, otherwise the
needle may touch the presser foot,
causing it to bend or break.
● Before starting to sew, slowly turn the
handwheel toward you
(counterclockwise) and check that the
needle does not touch the presser foot. If
the needle hits the presser foot, the
needle may bend or break.
Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching 99
UTILITY STITCHES
e
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Select a stitch.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
■ Using the optional quilting guide
Use the quilting guide to sew parallel stitches that
are equally spaced.
Place one hand on each side of the presser
f foot, and then evenly guide the fabric while
sewing.
Insert the stem of the quilting guide into the
a hole at the rear of the walking foot or presser
foot holder.
†
Walking foot
†
Presser foot holder
Note
z When sewing with the walking foot, sew at a
speed between slow and medium.
z When quilting, use a 90/14 home sewing
machine needle.
Adjust the stem of the quilting guide so that
b the guide aligns with the seam that has already
been sewn.
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Free-motion quilting
CAUTION
With free-motion quilting, lower the feed dogs (using
the drop feed lever) so that the fabric can be moved
freely in any direction.
When free-motion quilting, use the following
instructions with the optional quilting foot (sold
separately).
● Be sure to securely tighten the screws
with the screwdriver, otherwise the
needle may touch the presser foot,
causing it to bend or break.
d the machine on the base, to
Slide the drop feed lever, located at the rear of
(to the left as
seen from the rear of the machine).
a
Remove the presser foot and the presser foot
a holder.
• Refer to "Removing and attaching the presser
foot holder" (page 44).
Secure the quilting foot with the presser foot
b holder screw.
The pin on the quilting foot should be
positioned over the needle clamp screw.
a Feed dog position switch (as seen from the rear of
the machine)
X The feed dogs are lowered.
e stitch.
Turn on the sewing machine, and then select a
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
Use both hands to hold the fabric taut, and
1
f then move the fabric to follow the pattern.
Reinforcement stitches are sewn at the
beginning and end of sewing.
2
3
a
a Pin on quilting foot
b Presser foot holder screw
c Needle clamp screw
Hold the quilting foot in place with your right
c hand, and then tighten the presser foot holder
screw using the screwdriver in your left hand.
1
a Pattern
g lever to
After sewing is finished, slide the drop feed
(to the right as seen from the rear
of the machine) to raise the feed dogs.
• Normally, the drop feed lever is positioned at
the right.
a Presser foot holder screw
Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching 101
3
UTILITY STITCHES
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e
Satin stitching
Press
(Back key).
A decorative stitch can be sewn by changing the
stitch width of a satin stitch. If the sewing machine is
set so that the stitch width can be adjusted using the
sewing speed controller, the stitch width can quickly
and easily be adjusted. In this case, the sewing speed
is adjusted with the foot controller.
a
b
Connect the foot controller.
• For details, refer to "Starting to sew" (page
51).
X The initial screen appears again.
f
Select stitch 24
.
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
c
Turn on the sewing machine, and then press
(Settings key) in the operation panel.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
While sewing, slide the sewing speed
g controller to adjust the stitch width.
Slide the controller to the left to make the width
narrower. Slide the controller to the right to
make the width wider.
Narrower
Wider
X The settings LCD appears.
d
Press ON for stitch width control setting.
• Adjust the sewing speed with the foot controller.
When you are finished sewing, set the stitch
h width control setting back to OFF.
X The machine is now set so that the stitch
width can be controlled with the sewing
speed controller.
If the stitch width control setting is set to
"ON",
for stitch width will change to
sewing speed controller icon
.
102
Memo
z Although the stitching result differs depending
on the type of fabric being sewn and the
thickness of the thread being used, for best
results, adjust the stitch length to between 0.3
and 0.5 mm (1/64 and 1/32 inch).
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Reinforcement Stitching
Reinforce points that will be subject to strain, such as sleeve holes, inseams and pocket corners.
Stitch Name
Pattern
Triple stretch
stitch
4
Bar tack
stitch
60
59
Stitch Length
[mm (inch.)]
Manual
Auto
Manual
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
Reinforcing the ends of
2.0
openings, such as the corners of
(1/16)
pockets
1.0–3.0
(1/16–1/8)
0.4
(1/64)
0.3–1.0
(1/64–1/16)
Darning mediumweight fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.4–2.5
(1/64–3/32)
Darning thick fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.4–2.5
(1/64–3/32)
Triple stretch stitching
Use triple stretch stitching to reinforce sleeve holes
and inseams.
a
Stitch Width
[mm (inch.)]
Auto
Reinforcing the seams of sleeves
and inseams
58
Darning
stitch
Application
Attach zigzag foot "J".
Presser
Foot
J
A
Bar tack stitching
Bar tacks are used to reinforce points subject to
strain, such as pocket corners and openings.
As an example, the procedure for sewing bar tacks at
pocket corners is described below.
J
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
b
Select stitch 4
Determine the desired length of the bar tack.
.
a Set the button guide plate on buttonhole foot
"A" to the desired length. (The distance between
the markings on the presser foot scale is 5 mm
(3/16 inch).)
1
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
c
2
3
Start sewing.
• For details, refer to "Starting to sew" (page
51).
a Presser foot scale
b Length of bar tack
c 5 mm (3/16 inch)
• A bar tack with a maximum length of about
28 mm (1–1/8 inches) can be sewn.
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b
Attach buttonhole foot "A".
c
Select stitch 60
Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
e possible.
.
a
a Buttonhole lever
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
The buttonhole lever is positioned behind the
bracket on the buttonhole foot.
1
Position the fabric so that the opening of the
d pocket faces toward you, and then lower the
presser foot lever so that the needle drops
2 mm (1/16 inch) in front of the pocket
opening.
2
a Buttonhole lever
b Bracket
Gently hold the end of the upper thread in
f your left hand, and then start sewing.
1
a 2 mm (1/16 inch)
Pass the upper thread down through the hole in
the presser foot.
• When lowering the presser foot, do not push
in the front of the presser foot, otherwise the
bar tack will not be sewn with the correct
size.
X Once sewing is completed, the machine
automatically sews reinforcement stitches,
then stops.
Raise the presser foot lever, remove the fabric,
g and then cut the threads.
Raise the buttonhole lever to its original
h position.
Memo
a
a Do not reduce the gap.
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z If the fabric does not feed, for example,
because it is too thick, increase the stitch
length. For details, refer to "Adjusting the
stitch length" (page 57).
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Darning
Fabric that has been torn can be darned.
Darning is sewn as shown below.
1
3
1
a Reinforcement stitching
Determine the desired length of the darning.
a Set the button guide plate on buttonhole foot
c
Select stitch 58
or 59
.
"A" to the desired length. (The distance between
the markings on the presser foot scale is 5 mm
(3/16 inch).)
1
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
2
3
4
a
b
c
d
Presser foot scale
Length of darning
5 mm (3/16 inch)
7 mm (1/4 inch)
• A bar tack with a maximum length of about
28 mm (1-1/8 inches) can be sewn.
b
Attach buttonhole foot "A".
Position the fabric so that the needle is 2 mm
d (1/16 inch) in front of the area to be darned,
and then lower the presser foot lever.
1
2
a Tear
b 2 mm (1/16 inch)
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
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Pass the upper thread down through the hole in
the presser foot.
• When lowering the presser foot, do not push
in the front of the presser foot, otherwise the
darning will not be sewn with the correct
size.
Raise the presser foot lever, remove the fabric,
g and then cut the threads.
Raise the buttonhole lever to its original
h position.
Memo
z If the fabric does not feed, for example,
because it is too thick, increase the stitch
length. For details, refer to "Adjusting the
stitch length" (page 57).
a
a Do not reduce the gap.
Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as
e possible.
a
a Buttonhole lever
The buttonhole lever is positioned behind the
bracket on the buttonhole foot.
1
2
a Buttonhole lever
b Bracket
f your left hand, and then start sewing.
Gently hold the end of the upper thread in
X Once sewing is completed, the machine
automatically sews reinforcement stitches,
then stops.
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Eyelet Stitching
Eyelets, such as those on belts, can be sewn. Three sizes of eyelets are possible: 7 mm, 6 mm and 5 mm
(1/4, 15/64 and 3/16 inch).
Stitch Name
Eyelet stitch
a
Pattern
62
Application
Sewing eyelets, for example, on
belts
Attach monogramming foot "N".
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
7.0
(1/4)
7.0, 6.0 or
5.0
(1/4, 15/64
or 3/16)
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
7.0
(1/4)
7.0, 6.0 or
5.0
(1/4, 15/64
or 3/16)
Presser
Foot
N
Lower the needle into the fabric at the
d beginning of the stitching, and then lower the
presser foot lever.
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
b
Select stitch 62
.
e
Start sewing.
X Once sewing is completed, the machine
automatically sews reinforcement stitches,
then stops.
Use the eyelet punch to cut a hole in the
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
f center of the eyelet.
Adjust either the stitch width or the stitch
c length to select the desired eyelet size.
1
2
3
a 7mm
b 6mm
c 5mm
• For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
width" (page 56) and "Adjusting the stitch
length" (page 57).
• When using the eyelet punch, place thick
paper or some other protective sheet under
the fabric before punching the hole in the
fabric.
Memo
z If thin thread is used, the stitching may be
too open. If this occurs, sew the eyelet twice
before removing the fabric, one on top of the
other.
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Decorative Stitching
The utility stitches contain the following decorative stitches.
Stitch Name
Pattern
Application
Manual
Auto
Manual
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
2.5–7.0
(3/25–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.2
(1/16)
0.2–4.0
(1/64–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.2
(1/16)
0.2–4.0
(1/64–3/16)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2–4.0
(1/64–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.1–1.0
(1/64–1/16)
3.5
(1/8)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.6–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
6.0
(15/64)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.5–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
41
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
3.5
(1/8)
1.5–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
42
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.5–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
1.5–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.5–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
33
Sewing two pieces of fabric
together across an open seam
28
29
Joining stitch
Decorative bridging stitches
30
Shell tuck
stitch
20
Shell tuck stitching on collars
and curves
31
Smocking
stitch
32
Smocking fabrics to add texture
and elasticity
33
27
Scallop stitch
Satin scallop stitching
39
40
Decorative
stitch
43
Lace sewing, decorative
hemming, heirloom stitching,
etc.
Decorative hemming and
heirloom stitching, etc. on thin,
mediumweight and plain weave
fabrics
44
45
108
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
32
Fagoting
stitch
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Decorative hemming, ribbon
threading, heirloom stitching,
etc.
Presser
Foot
J
N
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Stitch Name
Pattern
Application
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
6.0
(15/64)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
35
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
2.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
36
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.5
(7/32)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2–4.0
(1/64–3/16)
Select stitch 32
or 33
46
47
Decorative
stitch
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
37
Presser
Foot
Heirloom stitching, etc.
Decorative stitching
38
N
d
Fagoting
J
N
.
Stitching across an open seam is called "fagoting". It
is used on blouses and children's clothing. This stitch
is more decorative when thicker thread is used.
Use an iron to fold the two pieces of fabric
a along their seams.
Baste the two pieces of fabric, separated by
b about 4 mm (3/16 inch), onto thin paper or a
sheet of water-soluble stabilizer.
If you draw a line down the middle of the thin
paper or water-soluble stabilizer, sewing is
easier.
3
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
e
Set the stitch width to 7.0 mm (1/4 inch).
• For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
width" (page 56).
f along the center of the two pieces of fabric.
Sew with the center of the presser foot aligned
1
2
a Thin paper or water soluble stabilizer
b Basting stitching
c 4 mm (3/16 inch)
c
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
g
After sewing is finished, remove the paper.
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Scallop stitching
The wave-shaped repeating pattern that looks like
shells is called "scalloping". It is used on the collars of
blouses and to decorate the edges of projects.
a
Attach monogramming foot "N".
Smocking
The decorative stitch created by stitching or
embroidering over gathers is called "smocking". It is
used to decorate the front of blouses or cuffs.
The smocking stitch adds texture and elasticity to
fabric.
a
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
b
Select stitch 27
.
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
Select the straight stitch, and then adjust the
b stitch length to 4.0 mm (3/16 inch) and loosen
the thread tension.
• For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
length" (page 57) and "Adjusting the thread
tension" (page 57).
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
• Pull up the bobbin thread. For details, refer to
"Pulling up the bobbin thread" (page 36).
Sew parallel stitching at intervals of 1 cm
Stitch along the edge of the fabric, making sure
c not to sew directly on the edge of the fabric.
• For better results, apply spray starch onto the
fabric and press with a hot iron before it is
sewn.
d
Trim along the stitches.
c (3/8 inch).
1
a 1 cm (3/8 inch)
• Do not use reverse/reinforcement stitching or
thread cutting.
• At the end of the stitching, the thread is
pulled out about 5 cm (2 inches).
d Smooth the gathers by ironing them.
Pull the bobbin threads to create gathers.
• Be careful not to cut the stitches.
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e
Select stitch 31
, 32
or 33
.
Shell tuck stitching
The gathers that look like shells are called "shell
tucks". They are used to decorate trims, the front of
blouses or cuffs made of thin fabrics.
a
Fold the fabric along the bias.
b
Attach zigzag foot "J".
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
f
Stitch between the straight stitches.
J
g
Pull out the threads for the straight stitches.
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
Select stitch 20
c tension.
, and then increase the thread
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49) and "Adjusting the thread tension" (page
57).
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Sew while making sure that the needle drops
d slightly off the edge of the fabric.
Joining
Decorative bridging stitches can be sewn over the
seam allowance of joined fabrics. This is used when
making a crazy quilt.
1
a
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
a Needle drop point
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
Sew together the right sides of the two pieces
b of fabric, and then open up the seam
allowances.
2
1
Unfold the fabric, and then iron the tucks
e down to one side.
1
3
a Wrong side of fabric
b 7 mm (1/4 inch) seam allowance
c Straight stitch
c
Select stitch 28
, 29
or 30
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
d up, and then sew over the seam with the
Turn the fabric over so that the right side faces
center of the presser foot aligned with the
seam.
a
a Right side of fabric
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Select a stitch.
Heirloom stitching
c The stitches that can be used are 39
41
When sewing with the wing needle, the needle holes
are enlarged, creating a lace-like decorative stitch.
This is used to decorate hems and tablecloths on thin
or mediumweight fabrics in addition to plain weave
fabrics.
a
, 42 , 43 , 44 , 45 , 46
, 40 ,
or 47 .
Install the wing needle.
• Use a 130/705H 100/16 wing needle.
• For details on installing a needle, refer to
"Replacing the needle" (page 40).
• The needle threader cannot be used with the
wing needle, otherwise the sewing machine
may be damaged. Manually pass the thread
through the eye of the needle from the front
to the back.
For details, refer to "Threading the needle
manually (without using the needle threader)"
(page 33).
b
3
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
• When sewing with the wing needle, select a
stitch width of 6.0 mm (15/64 inch) or less.
d
Start sewing.
Attach monogramming foot "N".
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
CAUTION
● When sewing with the wing needle, select
a stitch width of 6.0 mm (15/64 inch) or
less, otherwise the needle may bend or
break.
● After adjusting the stitch width, slowly
turn the handwheel toward you
(counterclockwise) and check that the
needle does not touch the presser foot. If
the needle hits the presser foot, the
needle may bend or break.
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Partially removing threads is called "drawnwork".
This gives a beautiful result with fabrics that have a
loose weave.
Two ways to create drawnwork are described below.
e
Press
on the LCD.
X The pattern is mirrored.
■ Drawnwork (Example 1)
Sew along the other edge of the frayed section
f so that it looks like the previous stitching.
a
Pull out several threads from the fabric.
N
Press
, and set the horizontal mirror
g image key back to OFF.
b
Attach monogramming foot "N".
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
c
Select stitch 39 .
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
With the right side of the fabric facing up, sew
d along the right edge of the frayed section.
N
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■ Drawnwork (Example 2)
Pull out several threads from two sections of
a the fabric, separated by an unfrayed section of
about 4 mm (3/16 inch).
3
1
a 4 mm (3/16 inch)
b
Attach monogramming foot "N".
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
c
Select stitch 42 .
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
d
Sew along the center of the unfrayed section.
N
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Sewing the Various Built-in Decorative Patterns
Besides utility stitches, you can sew decorative stitches, satin stitches and cross stitches. All are sewn with
monogramming foot "N".
Sewing beautiful patterns
In order to sew the patterns correctly, the following
must be considered.
■ Fabric
Before sewing stretch or thin fabrics or fabrics
with a coarse weave, affix stabilizer material to
the wrong side of the fabric or place a thin sheet
of paper, such as tracing paper, under the fabric.
Since material puckering or bunched stitches may
occur when satin stitches are sewn, be sure to
affix stabilizer material to the fabric.
■ Needles and threads
When sewing thin, mediumweight or stretch
fabrics, use the ball point needle. When sewing
thick fabrics, use a 90/14 home sewing machine
needle. In addition, #50 to #60 thread should be
used.
■ Trial sewing
Depending on the type and thickness of the fabric
being sewn and whether or not stabilizer material
is used, the desired result may not be achieved.
Be sure to sew a trial piece of fabric before
sewing your project. In addition, while sewing, be
sure to guide the fabric with your hands in order
to prevent the fabric from slipping.
Sewing patterns
a
Attach monogramming foot "N".
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
b
Select a stitch.
c
Start sewing.
• For details, refer to steps a through e of
"Selecting stitching" (page 71).
• The stitching is sewn in the direction
indicated by the arrow.
d
Sew reinforcement stitches.
• When sewing a pattern, it is useful to first set
the automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching
setting. For details, refer to "Automatically
sewing reverse/reinforcement stitches" (page
59).
e trim off any excess threads at the beginning of
When you are finished sewing, use scissors to
the stitching and between the patterns.
Memo
z For details on adjusting the stitch width and
length, refer to "Adjusting the stitch width"
(page 56) and "Adjusting the stitch length"
(page 57).
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Changing the length for satin
stitches
The length for one satin stitch can be changed in five
gradations.
Press
(Utility stitch key) on the display
(Satin stitch).
a panel, and select
Each time you press it the number changes.
You can select from
.
3
b
Select a satin stitch pattern.
Realigning the pattern
The pattern may not be sewn correctly, depending on
the type of fabric being sewn or the sewing speed. If
this occurs, adjust the pattern while sewing on a
piece of scrap fabric that is the same as that used for
your project.
a
Attach monogramming foot "N".
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
b panel, and select
Press
c
Press
(Utility stitch key) on the display
(Decorative stitch).
.
X The screen containing the various decorative
stitches appears.
X It turns to
and the pattern is longer.
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c
Select
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.
g
X The pattern alignment stitch is selected.
d
Press
for vertical pattern adjustment.
X Make the necessary adjustments according
to how the pattern is sewn.
Start sewing.
Press
to increase the vertical space in the design.
Press
design.
to decrease the vertical space in the
X The pattern for making the adjustment is
sewn.
X The sewing machine stops after it has
finished sewing the pattern.
Check the sewn pattern.
e If the part of the pattern indicated in the
illustration is sewn uniformly, the pattern is
correctly aligned.
If the pattern is not sewn correctly, follow the
steps below to adjust the sewing.
Press
f panel.
(Settings key) in the operation
X The settings screen appears.
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h
Press
(Back key).
X It returns to the screen for adjusting the
pattern.
Select
once again, start the sewing
i machine and check the stitching.
Continue adjusting the pattern until it is sewn
correctly.
3
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Sewing Combined Patterns
You can combine and sew multiple patterns, and you can store the combined patterns in the sewing
machine memory.
Combining patterns
You can sew with combinations of stitches from the
decorative stitch, satin stitch, cross stitch and
combined utility stitch types. Up to 70 patterns can
be combined.
Touch
c
Select the next pattern.
X The combined pattern appears on the
screen.
(Utility stitch key) on the
a operation panel, and select the stitch type.
Select any one of the decorative stitch, satin
stitch, cross stitch or combined utility stitch
types.
• To remove a selected pattern, press
on
the screen. The pattern that was selected last
is removed.
• To combine patterns from different types,
press
(Back key), and after selecting the
type, select the next pattern.
After all of the desired patterns are selected,
d start sewing.
b
Select the first pattern.
X The first pattern is selected and appears in
on the screen.
X The order that the patterns appear on the
screen is the order that they will be sewn.
• When the sewing is started, the selected
pattern is sewn repeatedly until the sewing
machine is stopped.
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■ Repeating patterns
When multiple stitches are combined, the sewing
machine stops when the pattern displayed on the
screen has been completed. Use the following
operations to sew a combined pattern repeatedly.
a
■ Mirroring a pattern image
a
After a single pattern has been selected, press
to mirror the pattern image horizontally.
After the patterns have been combined, press
.
If pressed again, it turns to
(single
sewing).
3
X
turns to
, and you can now sew
the specified pattern repeatedly.
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■ Checking the pattern
When the specified pattern is not displayed on the
screen, check the pattern using the following steps.
a
Press
Storing patterns
Combined patterns can be stored for later use. Since
stored patterns are not lost after the sewing machine
is turned off, they can be recalled at any time. Up to
10 patterns can be stored.
.
■ Storing a pattern
Create the combined pattern that you wish to
a store.
• For details, refer to "Combining patterns"
(page 120).
X The screen for checking the pattern is
displayed.
b
Press
Press
b panel.
(Memory key) in the operation
, and confirm the pattern.
X "Saving..." appears while the pattern is being
stored. After the pattern is stored, the initial
screen appears again.
• Do not turn off the sewing machine while the
pattern is being stored, otherwise the pattern
data may be lost.
c
Press
(Back key).
X The initial screen appears again.
Memo
z The combined pattern can be stored for later
use. For details, refer to "Storing patterns".
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■ Recalling a pattern
a
Press
(Recall key).
Recall the stored pattern.
X The screen for selecting a pocket appears.
■ Deleting a stored pattern
Stored pattern in the pockets can be deleted.
a
Press
(Recall key).
Select the pocket where the pattern you wish
b to delete is stored.
Select the pocket where the combined pattern
b you wish to recall is stored.
indicates pockets where patterns are
already stored.
indicates pockets where patterns are
already stored.
X The selected pocket is shown in reverse
highlighting, and the stored pattern is
displayed.
X The selected pocket is shown in reverse
highlighting, and the stored pattern is
displayed.
c
Check the contents, then press
.
Check the contents, and then press
.
to check a pattern that is not
displayed completely.
c Press
X The confirmation message is displayed.
d
X The stored pattern is recalled.
Press
.
X The stored pattern and the pocket are
deleted.
X The pattern selection screen appears, and
you can sew the pattern you have recalled.
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Designing a Pattern (My Custom Stitch)
With the My Custom Stitch function, you can sew stitch patterns that you design yourself.
Mark the points in the pattern that are
Drawing a sketch of the
pattern
c positioned at intersections in the grid, and
then link those points with a continuous
straight line.
Prepare a grid sheet set.
Draw a sketch of the pattern on the grid sheet
a set.
d
Determine the sewing order.
9
8
11
12
13
Draw the pattern as one continuous line and
with the start point and the end point of the
design at the same height.
If the pattern will be repeated, determine the
b space between the repeating patterns.
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6
5
4
10
7
3
2
0
1 15
14
16 17
For a more attractive stitch, close the pattern by
intersecting the line.
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Specify whether single stitching or triple
e stitching will be sewn between the points.
Entering the pattern data
is single stitching, and
triple stitching.
Follow the pattern drawn on the grid sheet and
program the pattern into the sewing machine.
a
gives
Attach monogramming foot "N".
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 42).
Press
Specify the coordinates of the second point,
.
f and then press
(Utility stitch key) on the operation
.
b panel, and then press
3
Repeat steps e through f to specify each
g point.
X The screen for selecting pattern types is
displayed.
c
Select
• If you make a mistake entering a point, press
, and the previous point is erased.
.
• To correct the content entered, press
You can insert, delete and move points.
.
After all points have been entered, press
.
X The screen for entering a pattern appears.
Check the grid sheet set, and specify the
d coordinates of the first point.
Specify the coordinates using
press
.
, and
h
X The embroidery screen appears.
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Specify the various stitching settings, such as
i reverse/reinforcement stitching, in the same
way as with other stitches.
• To revise the pattern, press
.
Memo
z The pattern you entered can be stored for
later use. For details, refer to "Storing
patterns" (page 122).
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Examples of designs
Enter each of the points indicated in the table to sew the sample stitch.
Point
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EMBROIDERY
The steps for embroidering are described in this chapter.
Embroidering Neatly ......................... 130
Selecting Embroidery Patterns ...........145
What to prepare........................... 130
Embroidery step by step ............... 132
Copyright information..................145
Embroidery pattern types .............145
LCD (liquid crystal display)
operation ..........................................146
Selecting alphabet characters.......148
Selecting an embroidery pattern ..149
Selecting a frame pattern .............150
Using an embroidery card ............151
Attaching the Embroidery Foot.......... 133
Attaching the embroidery foot ..... 133
Removing the embroidery foot..... 135
Attaching the Embroidery Unit.......... 136
Embroidery unit precautions ........ 136
Attaching the embroidery unit ..... 136
Removing the embroidery unit..... 138
Replacing the bobbin case............ 138
Embroidering.....................................152
Embroidering a pattern.................152
Appliquéing ..................................154
Preparing the Fabric .......................... 139
Editing and Saving Patterns ...............156
Attaching a stabilizer material
to the fabric ................................ 139
Setting the fabric
in the embroidery frame .............. 140
Adjusting the layout .....................156
Storing patterns ............................158
Adjusting the thread tension.........159
Resewing ......................................160
Thread runs out partway
through a design...........................160
Stopping while embroidering .......161
Attaching the Embroidery Frame....... 143
Attaching the embroidery frame .. 143
Removing the embroidery frame .. 144
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Embroidering Neatly
This section describes the preparations and basic procedures for embroidering.
What to prepare
■ Stabilizer material
Attach a stabilizer material for embroidery to the
fabric to prevent poor quality embroidery designs.
The following is necessary for embroidering.
■ Fabric
Prepare the fabric for embroidery. Prepare a piece
of fabric a little larger than the embroidery frame
that matches the size of the pattern you want to
sew.
Note
z Always use stabilizer when sewing
embroidery projects, especially when
embroidering on lightweight or stretch
fabrics. Not using a stabilizer may result in
poor quality embroidery designs.
z When embroidering on large pieces of
fabric, arrange the fabric so that it does not
hang off the table where the sewing machine
is placed. If embroidery is done with the
fabric hanging off, the embroidery unit
movement may be impaired, this could
cause the pattern to sew incorrectly.
CAUTION
● Do not embroider fabrics that are too
thick. To check the fabric thickness,
attach the embroidery frame to the
embroidery unit, and use
(Needle
position button) to raise the needle. If
there is space between the presser foot
and the fabric, the fabric can be
embroidered. If there is not space, do not
embroider the fabric. Otherwise, the
needle may break, resulting in injury.
● Be careful when sewing overlapping
patterns. The needle may not easily pierce
the fabric, causing the needle to break.
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We recommend stabilizer material for
embroidery. Use a water soluble sheet on thin
materials like organdy and fabrics with a nap like
towels. For details, refer to "Optional accessories"
(page 9).
■ Embroidery thread
For the upper thread, use the embroidery thread
or country thread.
For the bobbin thread, use the embroidery bobbin
thread. For details, refer to "Optional accessories"
(page 9).
Note
z For good quality embroidery designs be sure
to use embroidery thread designed for
embroidery machines.
z Before starting to sew, be sure there is
enough bobbin thread. If you continue
embroidering when the bobbin thread is
low, the thread may become tangled.
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■ Needle
Use a 75/11 home sewing machine needle. When
embroidering on thick fabrics such as denim, use
a 90/14 home sewing machine needle.
Memo
z A 75/11 needle is already installed when the
sewing machine is purchased.
z When replacing the needle, refer to
"Replacing the needle" (page 40).
CAUTION
● Since ball point needles (gold colored) are
needles for fabrics where stitches are
easily skipped, such as pattern stitching
and stretch fabrics, be absolutely sure not
to use them for embroidery. The needle
may break or bend.
4
■ Other
Embroidery frames "small", "medium" and "extra
large (multi-position)" are optional. For details,
refer to "Optional accessories" (page 9).
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Embroidery step by step
The basic steps for embroidery are as follows.
1
Presser foot attachment
Attach the embroidery foot "Q".
For details on attaching the embroidery foot, refer to "Attaching the
embroidery foot" (page 133).
↓
2
Checking the needle
Use a needle matched to the fabric.
For details on replacing the needle, refer to "Replacing the needle" (page
40).
↓
3
Embroidery unit
attachment
Attach the embroidery unit.
For details on attaching the embroidery unit, refer to "Attaching the
embroidery unit" (page 136).
↓
4
Replacing the bobbin case
When using other kinds of embroidery bobbin thread, use the optional
alternate bobbin case (pink marking).
For details on replacing the bobbin case, refer to "Replacing the bobbin
case" (page 138).
↓
5
Bobbin thread setup
For the bobbin thread, wind embroidery bobbin thread and set it in
place.
For details on setting up the bobbin thread, refer to "Winding/Installing
the Bobbin" (page 23).
↓
6
Fabric preparation
Attach a stabilizer material to the fabric, and hoop it in an embroidery
frame.
For details on preparing the fabric, refer to "Preparing the Fabric" (page
139).
↓
7
Embroidery frame
attachment
Attach the embroidery frame to the embroidery unit.
For details on attaching the embroidery frame, refer to "Attaching the
Embroidery Frame" (page 143).
↓
8
Pattern selection
Turn the power on, and select an embroidery pattern.
For details on selecting embroidery patterns, refer to "Selecting
Embroidery Patterns" (page 145).
↓
9
Checking the layout
Check and adjust the size and position of the embroidery.
For details on adjusting the layout, refer to "Adjusting the layout" (page
156).
↓
10
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Embroidery thread setup
Set up embroidery thread according to the pattern.
For details on setting up the thread, refer to "Upper Threading" (page 29).
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Attaching the Embroidery Foot
This section describes how to attach the embroidery foot.
Attaching the embroidery foot
Attach the embroidery foot when embroidering.
Have the included embroidery foot "Q" and a
screwdriver ready.
1
CAUTION
● Before replacing the presser foot, be sure
to turn off the sewing machine, otherwise
injuries may occur if
(Start/stop
button) is accidentally pressed and the
machine starts sewing.
c
Raise the presser foot lever.
2
a Embroidery foot bar
b Caught by the presser foot holder screw
a
CAUTION
● Always use the embroidery foot "Q" when
embroidering. If the wrong presser foot is
used, the needle may hit the presser foot
and break or bend.
Press
(Needle position button) once or
a twice to raise the needle.
a Presser foot lever
X The presser foot is raised.
• At the time of purchase, the presser foot lever
is up.
Press and hold the black button on the back of
d the presser foot holder to detach the presser
foot.
a
1
b
a Needle position button
X The needle goes up.
b
Turn off the sewing machine.
a Black button
b Presser foot holder
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Loosen the presser foot holder screw and
e remove the presser foot holder.
Turn the screwdriver toward the back.
a
Secure the embroidery foot with the presser
h foot holder screw.
Set the embroidery foot perpendicular.
b
c
a Screwdriver
b Presser foot holder
c Presser foot holder screw
Tighten the presser foot holder screw.
i Turn the screwdriver toward the front.
f hand, as shown.
Hold the embroidery foot with your right
Hold the embroidery foot with your index
finger wrapped around the lever at the back of
the foot.
a
CAUTION
a Lever
g the embroidery foot bar over the needle clamp
While pressing in the lever with your finger, fit
screw to attach the embroidery foot to the
presser foot bar.
a
b
a Embroidery foot bar
b Needle clamp screw
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● Do not hit the needle with your finger or
the embroidery foot "Q" when attaching
it. The needle may break or cause injury.
● Be sure to tighten the screw with the
included screwdriver. If the screw is
loose, the needle may hit the presser foot
and break or bend.
● Before sewing, always turn the handwheel
toward you (counterclockwise) slowly to
make sure that the needle does not hit the
presser foot. Otherwise, the needle may
break or bend.
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Removing the embroidery foot
Press
(Needle position button) once or
a twice to raise the needle.
1
a Needle position button
b
Turn off the sewing machine.
c
Raise the presser foot lever.
4
a
a Presser foot lever
X The presser foot is raised.
d embroidery foot with your finger, loosen the
While pressing in the lever at the back of the
presser foot holder screw, and then remove
embroidery foot "Q".
Turn the screwdriver toward the back.
e
Attach the presser foot holder.
• For details, refer to "Attaching the presser foot
holder" (page 44).
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Attaching the Embroidery Unit
This section describes how to attach the embroidery unit.
Embroidery unit precautions
Cautions for the embroidery unit will be explained
below.
Attaching the embroidery unit
Get the included embroidery unit ready.
CAUTION
● Do not move the sewing machine with the
embroidery unit in place. The embroidery
unit may be dropped and cause injury.
● Keep your hands and other objects away
from the embroidery carriage and frame.
Otherwise injury may result.
a
Turn off the sewing machine.
b
Pull the flat bed attachment off to the left.
Note
z Do not touch the connector in the
embroidery unit connector slot. The
connector could be damaged, and it may
cause malfunctions.
z Do not lift up on the embroidery carriage,
and do not forcefully move it. It may cause
malfunctions.
Slide the tab on the cover of the connection
c port in the direction of the arrow to open the
cover.
Note
z Be sure to close the cover of the connection
port when the embroidery unit is not being
used.
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Slide the embroidery unit onto the sewing
d machine arm.
Push it in until it clicks and stops.
CAUTION
● Do not put your hands or other objects
near the carriage. It may cause injury.
Note
z If the machine is initialized with hands or
objects near the carriage, the screen may
return to the initial display. After removing
whatever is near the carriage, turn the power
on again.
X The embroidery unit is attached.
e
X The screen for selecting the embroidery
pattern type is displayed.
Turn on the sewing machine.
4
X The confirmation message is displayed.
Be sure that no objects or hands are near the
.
f embroidery unit and press
• For details on the embroidery patterns, refer
to "Selecting Embroidery Patterns" (page
145).
Memo
z Utility stitches cannot be selected when the
embroidery unit is attached.
• When an animation is displayed on the
screen, the message above will be displayed
if you touch the screen with your finger.
X The carriage moves to its initial position.
a
a Carriage
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Hold the release button on the bottom left of
Removing the embroidery unit
d the embroidery unit, and slowly pull the
embroidery unit to the left.
Make sure that the sewing machine is completely
stopped and follow the instructions below.
a
Remove the embroidery frame.
b
Press
• For details on removing the embroidery
frame, refer to "Removing the embroidery
frame" (page 144).
, and then press
.
a
a Release button
X The embroidery carriage moves into a
position where it can be stored.
c
X The embroidery unit separates from the
sewing machine.
Turn off the sewing machine.
CAUTION
● Do not carry the embroidery unit by
holding the release button compartment.
CAUTION
● Always turn off the sewing machine
before removing the embroidery unit.
It may cause malfunctions if removed
when the machine is turned on.
Replacing the bobbin case
Use embroidery bobbin thread intended for use with
this machine (page 9).
When using other kinds of embroidery bobbin
thread, use the optional alternate bobbin case (pink
marking). (The bobbin case originally installed in the
machine has a green marking.) For details on how to
remove the bobbin case, refer to "Cleaning the race"
(page 164).
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Preparing the Fabric
After attaching a stabilizer material to the embroidery fabric, it is stretched on an embroidery frame.
Prepare stabilizer material that is larger than
Attaching a stabilizer material
to the fabric
a the embroidery frame being used.
Attach a stabilizer material for embroidery to the
fabric to prevent poor quality embroidery designs.
3
1
2
a Fabric
b Size of embroidery frame
c Stabilizer material
Memo
z We recommend the stabilizer material for
embroidery. Use a water soluble stabilizer
on thin materials like organdy and fabrics
with a nap like towels. For details, refer to
"Optional accessories" (page 9).
b the adhesive surface of the stabilizer material
If you are using stabilizers with adhesive, place
against the wrong side of the fabric, and iron it
with a steam iron.
Note
z Always use stabilizer material for
embroidery with stretch fabrics, thin fabrics,
fabrics with a loose weave and fabrics where
stitches easily contract.
1
2
3
a Stabilizer material
b Fabric (wrong side)
c Attached surface
CAUTION
● Always use stabilizer material when
sewing embroidery projects. The needle
may break or bend if you embroider
without using a stabilizer material for thin
fabrics or stretch fabrics. Furthermore,
the pattern may be sewn incorrectly.
†
When it cannot be ironed or placed in the
hoop.
For fabrics, such as towels, which cannot be
ironed or for embroidering in places where
ironing is difficult, place the stabilizer
material under the fabric, and stretch the
fabric in the embroidery frame without
attaching the stabilizer.
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Setting the fabric in the
embroidery frame
The fabric is stretched in the embroidery frame. If the
fabric is loose, the quality of the embroidery pattern
may be poor. Put the fabric in the frame without slack
following the steps below. Have a fabric with a
stabilizer material attached and the embroidery frame
(medium, small, large or extra large (multi-position))
ready.
■ Embroidery frame (large)
Embroidery can be done in an area with a height of
up to 18 cm (7 inches) and a width of up to 13 cm
(5 inches). This is used to embroider multiple
patterns without changing the fabric position in the
frame.
CAUTION
● Use the embroidery frame that matches
the size of the pattern being embroidered.
Otherwise, the embroidery frame may be
hit by the presser foot and cause injury or
needle breakage.
a screw and remove the inner and outer frames,
Loosen the embroidery frame adjustment
placing the outer frame on a flat surface.
Separate the inner and outer frame by removing
inner frame upward.
1
2
3
■ Embroidery frame (medium)[option]
Patterns with a height of up to 10 cm (4 inches)
and a width of up to 10 cm (4 inches) can be sewn.
a Inner frame
b Outer frame
c Adjustment screw
Place the fabric with the stabilizer material on
b top of the outer frame.
Have the right side of the cloth up.
■ Embroidery frame (small)[option]
Patterns with a height of up to 2 cm (1 inch) and a
width of up to 6 cm (2-1/2 inches) can be sewn.
This is used for letters and other small embroidery.
1
a Right side
Press the inner frame in from the top of the
c fabric.
• There are patterns for which embroidery
frame (small) cannot be used.
■
Embroidery frame (extra large(multi-position))
[option]
Embroidery can be done in an area with a height of
up to 30 cm (12 inches) and a width of up to 13 cm
(5 inches). This is used to embroider connected or
combined characters or patterns, or large patterns.
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Line up
on the inner frame and
outer frame.
on
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Tighten the adjustment screw by hand just
d enough to secure the fabric.
Tighten the adjustment screw while removing
g any slack in the fabric by hand. The goal is to
have a drum-like sound when the stretched
fabric is struck lightly.
Gently remove the fabric from the frame
e without loosening the adjustment screw.
■ Using embroidery sheets
If the embroidery sheet attached to the
embroidery frame is used, the embroidery can be
sewn in exactly the right position on the fabric.
4
Memo
z This precautionary step will help reduce
pattern distortion while embroidering.
f fabric again, lining up
Press the inner frame in from the top of the
on the inner frame
and
on outer frame.
Make a mark with a chalk pen at the center of
a the position for the pattern to be embroidered.
1
2
3
1
2
5
a
b
c
d
e
a Embroidery pattern
b Mark
4
Outer frame
Inner frame
Fabric (right side)
Stabilizer material
Ledge of outer frame
• Press down firmly until the inner frame is
securely pressed against the ledge of the
outer frame.
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b
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Place the embroidery sheet on the inner frame.
1
3
■ Embroidery on fabrics that cannot be stretched
on an embroidery frame
When small pieces of fabric that cannot be
stretched on an embroidery frame or thin pieces
like ribbon are being embroidered, use stabilizer
material as a base to stretch on the frame.
We recommend stabilizer material for all
embroidery.
2
a Embroidery sheet
b Inner frame
c Embroidery sheet base lines
1
2
Line the mark on the fabric up with the base
c line on the embroidery sheet.
3
1
3
2
Place the inner frame with the fabric on the
d outer frame and stretch the fabric.
• For details, refer to page 140.
e
Remove the embroidery sheet.
1
3
a Stabilizer material
b Tack or spray glue
c Fabric
After completing the embroidery, remove the
stabilizer material carefully.
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Attaching the Embroidery Frame
This section describes how to attach the embroidery frame.
While lightly holding the lever on the frame
Attaching the embroidery
frame
Wind the embroidery bobbin thread onto the
a bobbin and set it into the bobbin case.
d holder to the left, align the two pins on the
embroidery frame holder with the mounting
bracket on the frame, and then press the frame
into the embroidery frame holder until a click
is heard.
• For details, refer to "Winding/Installing the
Bobbin" (page 23).
b
2
Raise the presser foot lever.
a
1
a Lever
b Pins
a Presser foot lever
Pass the embroidery frame under the presser
c foot while raising the presser foot lever even
further.
• Be sure to insert both pins. If only the forward
or the back pin is inserted, the pattern may
not turn out correctly.
CAUTION
● Correctly set the embroidery frame into
the embroidery frame holder. Otherwise,
the presser foot may hit the embroidery
frame, resulting in injury.
CAUTION
● Do not hit the needle with your finger or
the embroidery frame. It may cause injury
or needle breakage.
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Removing the embroidery
frame
Make sure that the sewing machine is completely
stopped and follow the instructions below.
a
Raise the presser foot lever.
a
a Presser foot lever
While pushing the lever of the embroidery
b frame holder to the left, lift the embroidery
frame up to remove it.
1
a Lever
c foot while raising the presser foot lever even
Pass the embroidery frame under the presser
further.
CAUTION
● Do not hit the needle with your finger or
the embroidery frame. It may cause injury
or needle breakage.
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Selecting Embroidery Patterns
This section provides details on the various types of embroidery patterns available and the procedure for
selecting a pattern.
Copyright information
The patterns stored in the sewing machine and
embroidery cards are intended for private use only.
Any public or commercial use of copyrighted
patterns is an infringement of copyright law and is
strictly prohibited.
Embroidery pattern types
An embroidery pattern can be selected from the
following types available.
b
c
a
d
e
a
b
c
d
e
f
f
Embroidery patterns
Additional embroidery patterns
Alphabet characters
Frame patterns
Embroidery card
Patterns stored in the machine's memory
■ Character pattern
There are 6 types of characters (European
characters); upper case/lower case/numbers/
symbols.
• For details, refer to "Selecting alphabet
characters" (page 148).
■ Embroidery patterns (Embroidery patterns /
Additional embroidery patterns)
There are total 136 patterns. The patterns are
completed by changing the upper thread
according to the instructions displayed on the
screen.
• For details, refer to "Selecting an embroidery
pattern" (page 149).
■ Frame patterns
10 shapes, such as squares and circles, can be
combined with 12 stitch types.
• For details, refer to "Selecting a frame pattern"
(page 150).
■ Embroidery card
Press when selecting patterns from an embroidery card.
• For details, refer to "Using an embroidery
card" (page 151).
■ Patterns stored in the machine's memory
Press when recalling patterns from the machine's
memory.
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LCD (liquid crystal display)
operation
The LCD (liquid crystal display) is operated using the
operation keys on the display panel. The use of the
keys for embroidery will be explained below.
■ Operation keys
DISPLAY UNIT
The measurement units that are displayed can be
selected. [mm/inch]
EMBROIDERY TENSION
The thread tension for embroidering can be
adjusted. [-8 to +8]
Returns to the previous screen.
When there are patterns that are not
displayed on the screen (when
or
is displayed), the previous
patterns/subsequent patterns are
displayed.
Returns to the type selection screen.
The selected pattern is cancelled.
Press this key to adjust language or
change the thread color display or
other settings.
Press
(Settings key).
NAME OF COLOR: Typical color name
TIME: Time required for embroidering
NEEDLE COUNT: Needle progress number
#123: Select from the following thread color
number sets
• EMBROIDERY (POLYESTER) THREAD#
• COUNTRY (COTTON) THREAD#
• MADEIRA POLY THREAD#
• MADEIRA RAYON THREAD#
• SULKY POLY THREAD#
• ROBISON-ANTON POLY THREAD#
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MAX EMBROIDERY SPEED (SPM)
The maximum embroidering speed can be
selected. [650SPM/350SPM]
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■ LCD button
When a specific pattern is selected,
press this key and then, press
to switch the display. The
sewing settings such as the specified
alphabet character string and color
are confirmed.
The needle progresses one color or
one stitch (if pressed continuously, 9
stitches to 20 stitches) at a time and
changes the position for starting the
embroidery. This is used when a
specific color is not sewn or when
restarting the sewing machine after
power has been turned off in the
middle of the operation.
Press this key to change the thread
settings.
Back one
color
Back one
stitch
Forward
one color
Forward
one stitch
• For details, refer to "Resewing" (page 160).
Press this key to select or cancel
programmed thread cutting.
Press
tension.
or
The position of the pattern within the
embroidery frame can be checked,
and the size and angle can be
changed.
to adjust the thread
Press
or
to change the
thread density (character patterns
only).
Press this key to adjust the pattern.
• For details, refer to "Adjusting the layout"
(page 156).
Memo
z Keys that appear surrounded with a dotted
line cannot be used.
Press this key when you want to
change the color character by
character in character embroidery.
Since the sewing machine stops at
the end of each character, the upper
thread is changed as you sew.
Press this key again to cancel multi-color.
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Selecting alphabet characters
Specify the characters for embroidery.
Memo
z When "The pattern is too large for the
embroidery frame." is displayed, no more
characters can be input.
z Characters from different fonts (sans serif and
serif, etc.) cannot be combined.
a
Select the alphabet characters.
b
Select the font.
c If a character is pressed by mistake, press
Enter the characters.
†
Example: Welcome
Switch between uppercase/lowercase
Switch among large/medium/small sizes
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Select the pattern.
b Switch the screen using
key) and
(Previous page
(Next page key).
Memo
z The characters you entered can be stored for
later use. For details, refer to "Storing
patterns" (page 158).
/
is pressed, the display of
• When
patterns moves backward/forward 10 patterns.
Selecting an embroidery pattern
There are total of 136 embroidery patterns, such as
fruits and animals, stored in the machine's memory.
4
70 Embroidery patterns
66 Embroidery patterns
X When a pattern is selected, it can be
embroidered.
Memo
z Refer to "Embroidery Pattern Color Change
Table" in the Quick reference guide for
samples of completed patterns and the
thread used.
a
Select the type of the embroidery pattern.
X The pattern selection screen is displayed.
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Select the stitch.
Selecting a frame pattern
10 shapes, such as squares and circles, can be
combined with 12 stitch types.
c Switch the screen using
(Previous page
key)
(Next page key), and select from the
12 stitches.
Memo
z Refer to "Frame patterns" in the Quick
reference guide for frame pattern shapes and
stitches.
a
Press the frame pattern.
X The frame shape selection screen is
displayed.
b Switch the screen using
Select the frame shape.
(Previous page
key)
(Next page key), and select from the
ten types.
X The stitch selection screen is displayed.
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X When a stitch is selected, it can be
embroidered.
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Using an embroidery card
c
Turn on the sewing machine.
d
Press the embroidery card on the screen.
If an embroidery card is used, you can embroider
patterns other than the patterns stored in the sewing
machine. There are various cards with different
themes.
Note
z Always turn off the sewing machine to insert
and remove embroidery cards.
z Insert the embroidery card into the
embroidery card slot, facing it in the right
direction.
z Do not put anything other than an
embroidery card in the embroidery card slot.
z When embroidery cards are not in use, keep
them in their storage cases.
z Use only embroidery cards manufactured for
this machine. Using unauthorized cards may
cause your machine to operate incorrectly.
z Embroidery cards purchased in foreign
countries may not work with your machine.
a
X The selection screen for the patterns stored
in the card is displayed.
Select a pattern.
e The operation is the same as in "Selecting
Embroidery Patterns" (page 145).
Turn off the sewing machine.
Insert the embroidery card in the embroidery
b card slot on the right side of the sewing
machine.
Face the arrow on the embroidery card toward
you, and insert it in the direction of the arrow.
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Embroidering
After the preparations are done, you can try embroidering. This section describes the steps for
embroidering and appliquéing.
†
Example: Embroidery thread number selected
Embroidering a pattern
Embroidery patterns are embroidered with a change
of thread after each color.
Prepare embroidery thread of the color shown
a on the screen.
c
a
b
d
e
a Embroidery frames that can be used for
embroidering
b Current color step/Number of colors in design
c Current name of color
d Current color part
e Next color part
• The thread color number set displayed for the
thread colors can be changed. Press
(Settings key), and then change the setting in
the settings screen. For details, refer to "LCD
(liquid crystal display) operation" (page 146).
Set the embroidery thread, and thread the
b needle.
• Refer to "Threading the upper thread" (page
29) and "Threading the needle" (page 32).
Note
z Before using the needle threader, be sure to
lower the presser foot.
c hole, and hold it lightly in your left hand.
Pass the thread through the embroidery foot
Give the thread a little slack.
CAUTION
● If the thread is pulled too tight, the needle
may break or bend.
● Do not let hands or objects hit the
carriage while sewing. The pattern may
misalign.
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d
Lower the presser foot lever.
h
Press
(Start/stop button) again.
X The embroidery begins again.
X Stitching stops automatically with
reinforcement after one color has been
completed. When automatic thread cutting
is set, the thread is cut.
Set up embroidery thread for the next color,
a through h .
i and repeat steps
1
a Presser foot lever
e
Press
j
(Start/stop button).
Cut the excess thread.
X When the last color is sewn, "Finished
sewing." will appear on the display. Press
, and the display will return to the
initial screen.
Memo
z For the automatic cutting setting, refer to
"LCD (liquid crystal display) operation"
(page 146).
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a Start/stop button
f stop button) to stop the machine.
After progressing 5-6 stitches, press
(Start/
g of the stitching.
Use scissors to cut the thread at the beginning
Cut the thread at the edge of the stitching.
• If the thread is left at the beginning of the
stitching, it may be sewn over as you
continue embroidering the pattern, making it
very difficult to deal with the thread after the
pattern is finished. Trim the thread at the
beginning.
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Remove the fabric from the embroidery frame,
d and cut it out along the cut-out line
Appliquéing
Cut carefully along the stitching and remove
the thread.
Prepare the base fabric and the appliqué fabric
(appliqué piece).
a
Select an appliqué pattern.
• If it is not cut right on the stitching, it will not
be finished neatly.
When "APPLIQUE MATERIAL" is displayed on
b the screen, apply iron-on stabilizer to the back
of the appliqué piece fabric, and stretch it on
the embroidery frame.
Stretch the base fabric on the embroidery
e frame.
f
Set up the thread for appliquéing.
Lower the presser foot lever, and press
g (Start/stop button).
X The position for the appliqué is stitched, and
the sewing machine stops.
c
Lower the presser foot lever, and press
(Start/stop button).
1
X The cut-out for the appliqué piece is sewn,
and the sewing machine stops.
2
a Appliqué position
b Base fabric
1
X "APPLIQUE" will be displayed on the screen.
2
a Cut-out line
b Appliqué piece fabric
X "APPLIQUE POSITION" will be displayed on
the screen.
Apply a thin layer of fabric glue or spray
h adhesive to the back of the appliqué piece, and
attach it in the appliqué position.
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i
Lower the presser foot lever, and press
(Start/stop button).
Note
z When "APPLIQUE MATERIAL", "APPLIQUE
POSITION" and "APPLIQUE" are displayed,
a specific color thread does not appear. Use
a proper color thread to match the appliqué
piece.
j change thread colors as you sew.
Follow the instructions on the screen, and
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Editing and Saving Patterns
This section describes ways to edit, adjust, reposition and memorize patterns.
Adjusting the layout
The pattern is normally positioned in the center of the
embroidery frame.
You can check the layout before starting embroidery
and change the position and the size.
Memo
z Keys that appear surrounded with a dotted
line cannot be used.
a
After selecting the embroidery pattern, press
.
X The sewing screen is displayed.
c
Check and adjust the layout.
a
bc d e f
g
k
h
j
i
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
Layout within the frame
Available embroidery frames
Display unit (cm/INCH)
Change position keys
Size key
Layout key
Rotation key
Horizontal mirror image key
Distance from the center
Embroidery size (cm)
Starting point key
Embroidery frame size
These flash if the pattern was resized,
the layout was adjusted, or the
recommended embroidery frame size
was changed. Embroidery frame icons
that appear in gray cannot be used.
Size key
Increases/decreases the size of the
b
Press
.
pattern. Press
previous screen.
to return to the
X The layout LCD is displayed.
Decreases size
Returns to original size
Increases size
Change position keys
Moves the embroidery position up,
down, left and right.
Return to center position (when the
pattern was moved with the change
position key)
• If you make a note of the values in the lower
part of screen when you change the size and
position, you can sew with the same size and
layout even if you have to turn the power
back on in the middle of your work.
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Layout key
Press this key to move to rotation
screen.
Starting point key
Moves the needle start position to align
the needle with the pattern position.
• Press
Rotation key
Rotates the pattern one degree, 10
degrees or 90 degrees at a time.
• Press
(Back key) to return to the
previous screen.
to return to the previous screen.
Moves the needle to the position of
the selected needle start position.
Moves the frame to check the pattern
position.
4
Rotates the pattern 90 degrees to the
left
Rotates the pattern 90 degrees to the
right
Rotates the pattern 10 degrees to the
left
Rotates the pattern 10 degrees to the
right
Rotates the pattern 1 degree to the
left
Rotates the pattern 1 degree to the
right
Returns the pattern to its original
position
Horizontal mirror image key
Mirrors the pattern left and right.
CAUTION
● Never lower the needle when the
embroidery frame is moving. The needle
could be broken or bent.
● When you have revised the pattern, check
the display of available embroidery
frames and use an appropriate frame. If
you use an embroidery frame not
displayed as available for use, the presser
foot may strike the frame and possibly
cause injury.
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Press
(Back key) to return to the
original screen.
Storing patterns
The embroidery patterns and the alphabet characters
you have customized can be stored in the sewing
machine's memory.
Since the stored patterns will not be erased when the
power is turned off, you can always recall them for
embroidery. This is convenient for storing names and
the like. You can store up to 12 patterns or 512 KB of
data.
■ Storing a pattern
Memo
a
After selecting the pattern to be stored, press
(Memory key).
z When the power is turned off, the layout
returns to the original setting.
z You can also check the pattern size and
distance from the center by pressing
after beginning embroidering.
X After the pattern is stored, the initial screen
appears again.
• Do not turn off the sewing machine while the
pattern is being stored, otherwise the pattern
data may be lost.
■ Recalling a pattern.
a
Press
(Recall key).
X The stored patterns are displayed.
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b
Select the pattern you wish to recall.
Switch screens using
and
(Previous page key)
(Next page key).
Adjusting the thread tension
If embroidery fails, it is difficult to undo the thread
and the fabric may be damaged. Before
embroidering, use a scrap of the same fabric to check
the adjustment of the thread tension, etc.
b
a
c
To adjust the thread tension, press
key).
(Settings
a Total amount of memory used
b Total amount of memory space
c Number of the currently displayed page from the
total number of pages
X The selected pattern is shown in reverse
highlighting.
Press
.
c To delete the stored pattern, press
.
Press
to weaken the thread tension.
Press
to tighten the thread tension.
■ Correct thread tension
The thread tension is correct when upper thread
is just visible on back of the fabric.
1
X The stored pattern is recalled.
X The sewing screen appears, and you can
embroider the recalled pattern.
2
a Right side
b Wrong side
■ Upper thread is too tight
The lower thread will be visible on the front of the
fabric. In this instance, decrease the upper thread
tension.
1
2
a Right side
b Wrong side
Note
z Only the embroidery patterns and the
alphabet characters can be stored in the
machine's memory.
z Characters saved from an embroidery card
must have the embroidery card inserted in
the machine in order to retrieve the memory
saved from the embroidery card.
■ Upper thread is too loose
The upper thread has slack. In this instance,
increase the upper thread tension.
1
2
a Right side
b Wrong side
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Thread runs out partway
through a design
Resewing
When the wrong upper thread color has been sewn,
it can be resewn with the correct color.
Press
(Start/stop button) to stop the
a sewing machine.
b
Press
c
Press
Press
.
When the upper thread or the bobbin thread runs out
while sewing, the sewing machine stops. Move the
needle back about 10 stitches and resume sewing.
a
Set up the upper or bobbin thread.
b
Press
.
c
Press
.
Press
(Back one stitch) to move the
.
(Back one color) to return to the
d beginning of the mistaken color. Press
one more time to go to previous color.
d needle back about 10 stitches.
(Forward one stitch) increases the stitch
number.
e
e
Set up the correct color for the upper thread.
Press
f design.
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(Start/stop button) to continue the
Restart the embroidery.
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Stopping while embroidering
c
Press
(Embroidery key).
If the embroidery is stopped before it is complete,
check the current needle count before turning off the
sewing machine.
Memo
z When the sewing machine is turned off, the
embroidery size and layout return to the
original setting.
Press
(Start/stop button) to stop the
a sewing machine.
X The confirmation message is displayed.
d
.
Press
Check the current needle count on the screen
b and make a note of it.
X The selected pattern is turned off, and it
returns to the initial embroidery screen.
e
Turn off the sewing machine.
If the needle count is not displayed, press
(Settings key), and then use
to display
the following screen.
• Always detach the embroidery unit when you
move the sewing machine.
f pattern.
Turn on the sewing machine and select the
g
Press
.
Press
(Back key) to return to the
embroidery screen.
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Press
.
i the beginning of the color you want to
Press
(Forward one color) to move to
embroider.
Press
(Forward one stitch) to increase
j the needle count.
If
is pressed continuously, it moves
forward 1 —> 9 —> 30 stitches.
Move forward to about 10 stitches before the
total number of stitches confirmed in b.
k
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Restart the embroidery.
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APPENDIX
The various maintenance and troubleshooting procedures are described in this chapter.
Care and Maintenance ..........................................................................................164
Cleaning the machine surface ..........................................................................164
Cleaning the race .............................................................................................164
Troubleshooting ....................................................................................................166
Error messages .................................................................................................171
Adjusting the LCD ............................................................................................174
Operation beep ................................................................................................174
Canceling the operation beep ..........................................................................175
Index .....................................................................................................................176
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Care and Maintenance
Simple sewing machine maintenance operations are described below.
Cleaning the machine surface
If the surface of the machine is dirty, lightly soak a
cloth in neutral detergent, squeeze it out firmly, and
then wipe the surface of the machine. After cleaning
it once with a damp cloth, wipe it again with a dry
cloth.
Cleaning the race
Sewing performance will suffer if dust collects in the
bobbin case, therefore, it should be cleaned
periodically.
a
Turn off the sewing machine.
CAUTION
● Unplug the power supply cord before
cleaning the machine, otherwise injuries
or an electric shock may occur.
b jack on the right side of the sewing machine.
Unplug the power cord from the power supply
CAUTION
● Unplug the power supply cord before
cleaning the machine, otherwise injuries
or an electric shock may occur.
Remove the flat bed attachment or the
c embroidery unit if either is attached.
Grasp both sides of the needle plate cover, and
d then slide it toward you.
a
a Needle plate cover
X The needle plate cover is removed.
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Remove the bobbin case.
e Grasp the bobbin case, and then pull it out.
Insert the tabs on the needle plate cover into
h the needle plate, and then slide the cover back
on.
a
a Bobbin case
a
Use the cleaning brush or a vacuum cleaner to
f remove any lint and dust from the race and its
surrounding area.
a Needle plate cover
CAUTION
a
b
a Cleaning brush
b Race
• Do not apply oil to the bobbin case.
● Never use a bobbin case that is scratched,
otherwise the upper thread may become
tangled, the needle may break or sewing
performance may suffer. For a new bobbin
case (part code: XC3153-051 (green
marking), XC8167-151(pink marking)),
contact your nearest authorized service
center.
● Be sure that the bobbin case is correctly
installed, otherwise the needle may break.
g on the bobbin case aligns with the spring.
Insert the bobbin case so that the projection
5
a
b
b
a
a Projection
b Spring
a
a Bobbin case
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Troubleshooting
If the machine stops operating correctly, check the following possible problems before requesting service.
If the problem persists, contact your retailer or the nearest authorized service center.
Symptom
The sewing
machine does not
operate.
Probable Cause
Remedy
Reference
The machine is not turned on.
Turn on the machine.
page 17
The start/stop button was not
pressed.
Press the start/stop button.
page 51
The presser foot lever is raised.
Lower the presser foot lever.
page 50
The start/stop button was pressed,
even though the foot controller is
connected.
Do not use the start/stop button when
the foot controller is connected. To
use the start/stop button, disconnect
the foot controller.
page 51
The needle is incorrectly installed. Correctly install the needle.
The needle breaks.
166
The needle clamp screw is loose.
Use the screwdriver to firmly tighten
the screw.
The needle is bent or blunt.
Replace the needle.
The combination of fabric, thread
and needle is not correct.
Select a thread and needle that are
appropriate for the type of fabric
being sewn.
page 39
The presser foot that is used is not
appropriate for the type of stitch
that you wish to sew.
Attach the presser foot that is
appropriate for the type of stitch that
you wish to sew.
page 66
The upper thread tension is too
tight.
Loosen the upper thread tension.
page 57
The fabric is pulled too much.
Lightly guide the fabric.
The spool is incorrectly installed.
Correctly install the spool.
The area around the hole in the
needle plate is scratched, or has a
burr on it.
Replace the needle plate. Contact
your retailer or the nearest authorized
service center.
–
The area around the hole in the
presser foot is scratched, or has a
burr on it.
Replace the presser foot. Contact
your retailer or the nearest authorized
service center.
–
The bobbin case is scratched, or
has a burr on it.
Replace the bobbin case. Contact
your retailer or the nearest authorized
service center.
–
A bobbin designed specifically for
this machine is not used.
Incorrect bobbins will not work
properly. Only use a bobbin
designed specifically for this
machine.
page 40
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page 29
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Symptom
The upper thread
breaks.
Probable Cause
Remedy
Reference
The upper thread was not
threaded correctly (for example,
the spool is not installed correctly,
the spool cap is too big for the
spool being used, or the thread
has come out of the needle bar
thread guide).
Correct the upper threading.
page 29
There are knots or tangles in the
thread.
Remove any knots or tangles.
–
The selected needle is not
appropriate for the thread being
used.
Select a needle that is appropriate for
the type of thread being used.
page 39
The upper thread tension is too
tight.
Loosen the upper thread tension.
page 57
The thread is tangled, for example,
in the bobbin case.
Remove the tangled thread. If the
thread is tangled in the bobbin case,
clean the race.
page 164
The needle is bent or blunt.
Replace the needle.
page 40
The needle is incorrectly installed. Correctly install the needle.
Bobbin thread
does not wind
neatly on the
bobbin.
The area around the hole in the
needle plate is scratched, or has a
burr on it.
Replace the needle plate. Contact
your retailer or the nearest authorized
service center.
–
The area around the hole in the
presser foot is scratched, or has a
burr on it.
Replace the presser foot. Contact
your retailer or the nearest authorized
service center.
–
The bobbin case is scratched, or
has a burr on it.
Replace the bobbin case. Contact
your retailer or the nearest authorized
service center.
–
A bobbin designed specifically for
this machine is not used.
Incorrect bobbins will not work
properly. Only use a bobbin
designed specifically for this
machine.
page 23
The thread that was pulled out
was not wound onto the bobbin
correctly.
Wind the thread that was pulled off
around the bobbin five or six times
clockwise.
page 25
Bobbin spins slowly.
Move the sewing speed controller to
the right (so that the speed will be
fast).
page 26
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Symptom
The lower thread
is tangled or
breaks.
The thread tension
is incorrect.
The fabric is
wrinkled.
168
Probable Cause
Remedy
Reference
The bobbin thread is incorrectly
installed.
Correctly install the bobbin thread.
The bobbin is scratched or does
not rotate smoothly, or has a burr
on it.
Replace the bobbin.
The thread is tangled.
Remove the tangled thread and clean
the race.
page 164
A bobbin designed specifically for
this machine is not used.
Incorrect bobbins will not work
properly. Only use a bobbin
designed specifically for this
machine.
page 23
The upper thread was not
threaded correctly.
Correct the upper threading.
page 29
The bobbin thread is incorrectly
installed.
Correctly install the bobbin thread.
page 27
The combination of fabric, thread
and needle is not correct.
Select a thread and needle that are
appropriate for the type of fabric
being sewn.
page 39
The presser foot holder is
incorrectly installed.
Correctly install the presser foot
holder.
page 44
The thread tension is incorrect.
Adjust the tension of the upper
thread.
page 57
A bobbin designed specifically for
this machine is not used.
Incorrect bobbins will not work
properly. Only use a bobbin
designed specifically for this
machine.
page 23
The upper thread was not
threaded correctly, or the bobbin
is incorrectly installed.
Correctly thread the upper thread and
correctly install the bobbin thread.
page 27,
page 29
The spool is incorrectly installed.
Correctly install the spool.
page 29
The combination of fabric, thread
and needle is not correct.
Select a thread and needle that are
appropriate for the type of fabric
being sewn.
page 39
The needle is bent or blunt.
Replace the needle.
page 40
If thin fabrics are being sewn, the
stitch is too coarse.
Shorten the stitch length or sew with
stabilizer material under the fabric.
page 57,
page 64
The thread tension is incorrect.
Adjust the tension of the upper
thread.
page 57
page 27
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Symptom
Stitches are
skipped.
A high-pitched
noise is made
while sewing.
The thread does
not pass through
the eye of the
needle.
The stitch is not
sewn correctly.
The fabric does
not feed.
Probable Cause
Remedy
Reference
The upper thread was not
threaded correctly.
Correct the upper threading.
page 29
The combination of fabric, thread
and needle is not correct.
Select a thread and needle that are
appropriate for the type of fabric
being sewn.
page 39
The needle is bent or blunt.
Replace the needle.
page 40
The needle is incorrectly installed. Correctly install the needle.
page 40
Dust has accumulated under the
Remove the needle plate cover and
needle plate or in the bobbin case. clean the race.
page 164
Dust has accumulated in the feed
dogs or in the bobbin case.
Clean the race.
page 164
The upper thread was not
threaded correctly.
Correct the upper threading.
page 29
The bobbin case is scratched, or
has a burr on it.
Replace the bobbin case. Contact
your retailer or the nearest authorized
service center.
A bobbin designed specifically for
this machine is not used.
Incorrect bobbins will not work
properly. Only use a bobbin
designed specifically for this
machine.
page 23
The needle has not been raised to
the correct position.
Press the needle position button.
page 32
–
The needle is incorrectly installed. Correctly install the needle.
page 40
The presser foot that is used is not
appropriate for the type of stitch
that you wish to sew.
Attach the presser foot that is
appropriate for the type of stitch that
you wish to sew.
page 66
The thread tension is incorrect.
Adjust the tension of the upper
thread.
page 57
The thread is tangled, for example,
in the bobbin case.
Remove the tangle thread. If the
thread is tangled in the bobbin case,
clean the race.
page 164
The feed dogs are lowered.
Slide the drop feed lever to the right.
page 101
The stitch is too fine.
Lengthen the stitch length.
page 57
The presser foot that is used is not
appropriate for the type of stitch
that you wish to sew.
Attach the presser foot that is
appropriate for the type of stitch that
you wish to sew.
page 66
The thread is tangled, for example,
in the bobbin case.
Remove the tangled thread. If the
thread is tangled in the bobbin case,
clean the race.
page 164
The sewing lamp The sewing lamp is damaged.
does not come on.
The machine is not turned on.
Contact your retailer or the nearest
authorized service center.
Turn on the machine.
–
page 17
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Symptom
Probable Cause
Nothing appears
in the LCD.
The brightness of the LCD is either
too light or too dark.
Adjust the brightness of the LCD.
page 174
Machine does not
operate when
button is pressed.
An animation is displayed on the
LCD.
Touch the LCD with your finger, and
the animation will disappear.
page 18
No pattern selected.
Select a pattern.
page 145
The embroidery unit is not set up
correctly.
Set the embroidery unit up correctly.
page 136
The fabric is not fully stretched on
the embroidery frame. The fabric
is loose.
Stretch the fabric properly on the
embroidery frame.
page 140
No stabilizer material is attached.
Always use stabilizer material for
embroidery with stretch fabrics, thin
fabrics, fabrics with a loose weave
and fabrics where stitches easily
contract.
page 139
The thread is tangled and the
bobbin case, etc., is plugged up.
Remove the tangled thread. When
the bobbin case is plugged up, clean
the race.
page 164
The thread tension is incorrect.
Adjust the tension of the upper
thread.
page 159
Objects are placed near the
carriage or embroidery frame.
If the embroidery unit carriage or
embroidery frame bumps into objects,
the pattern will be misaligned. Do not
place objects within the range of
embroidery frame motion.
page 137
Material coming out of the
embroidery frame is causing
problems.
Stretch the fabric on the frame once
again so that the material coming out
of the embroidery frame does not
cause problems, rotate the pattern
and embroider.
–
A heavy fabric is being
embroidered, and the fabric is
hanging off the table.
If embroidery is done with the fabric
hanging off the table, the embroidery
unit movement will be impaired.
Support the fabric while embroidering.
–
The fabric is catching. It is
pinched.
Stop the sewing machine and set the
fabric up correctly.
–
The carriage was moved while the
embroidery frame was being
removed or attached during
embroidery.
If the carriage is moved during the
process, the pattern may be misaligned.
Be careful when removing or
attaching the embroidery frame.
–
Embroidery unit
does not move.
Embroidery not
neatly done.
170
Remedy
Reference
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Error messages
When erroneous operations are performed messages and advice on operation will be displayed on the LCD.
Follow what is displayed. If you press
or do the operation correctly while the error message is
displayed, the message disappears.
CAUTION
● Be sure to rethread the machine. If you press
(Start/stop button) without rethreading the
machine, the thread tension may be wrong or the needle may break and cause injury.
Error Message
Probable Cause
The upper thread has become tangled around the bobbin case, and the
needle is bent and hitting the needle plate, etc., so the sewing machine
stops (refer to page 166).
Upper thread broken.
Upper thread not set up correctly.
Upper thread has run out.
Either the start/stop button or the reverse/reinforcement stitch button
was pushed at a LCD screen other than the sewing LCD screen.
The start/stop button, reverse/reinforcement stitch button or thread
cutter button was pressed while the presser foot was raised.
on the LCD was pressed when no card was inserted.
A card that cannot be used with this product has been inserted, and you
tried to select a pattern from the card.
You tried to combine more than 70 decorative stitches, satin stitches,
cross stitches or combined utility stitches.
The start/stop button, the embroidery key, or the memory key is pressed
in embroidery mode, but the embroidery unit is not attached.
You tried a function that cannot be used when the embroidery unit is
attached.
You tried to select an embroidery pattern or change the layout when
the needle was down.
The machine is turned on while the needle is lowered and the
embroidery unit is attached.
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Error Message
Probable Cause
The start/stop button was pressed while the foot controller was
connected. You tried to use the foot controller for embroidery.
A stitch other than the buttonhole, bar tack or darning stitch was
selected and the start/stop button was pressed while the buttonhole
lever is lowered.
The buttonhole, bar tack or darning stitch was selected and the start/
stop button was pressed while the buttonhole lever is raised.
You tried to set a number of characters that will not fit within the frame.
The start/stop button or reverse/reinforcement stitch button was pressed
when no pattern is selected.
The twin needle setting is selected while a pattern that cannot be sewn
with the twin needle is selected.
The start/stop button was pressed without connecting the foot controller
while the setting for adjusting the stitch width using the sewing speed
controller is set to [ON]. You have selected a pattern for which width
control cannot be used.
You pressed the back key or the utility stitch key or the embroidery key
while a pattern was selected.
Bobbin thread has run out.
Little bobbin thread remains.
The reverse/reinforcement stitch button, needle position button or
thread cutter button was pressed while the bobbin winder shaft is
moved to the right.
A twin needle was set up with a pattern where a twin needle cannot be
selected.
A pattern is being stored.
The bobbin winder is winding the bobbin.
When the embroidery unit is attached.
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Error Message
Probable Cause
You changed the stitch pattern settings, and then tried to save them by
pressing the manual memory key.
There is a possibility that the data for the selected pattern is corrupted.
You try to retrieve a pattern downloaded as one for a different machine.
The memory is full and the stitch or pattern cannot be saved.
The machine is in embroidery mode and the combined character
pattern is too large for the embroidery frame. You can rotate the pattern
90 degrees and continue combining characters.
5
The machine is deleting a previously saved pattern while in embroidery
edit mode.
This message is displayed when the embroidery unit is trying to
initialize while the embroidery foot is lowered.
You tried to create a design with too many points with the My Custom
Stitch function.
The start/stop button was pressed before the editing was completed
with the My custom stitch function.
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Adjusting the LCD
If nothing appears in the LCD when the sewing
machine is turned on, the brightness of the LCD is
either too light or too dark. In such a case, perform
the following operation.
a
Turn "OFF" the sewing machine.
Turn the power "ON" while pressing any of the
Press
or
.
Turn "OFF" the sewing machine, then turn it
d "ON" again.
174
Each time a key is pressed you will hear one beep. If
an incorrect operation is performed you will hear two
or four beeps.
■ If a key is pressed (correct operation)
One beep sounds.
■ If an incorrect operation is performed
Two or four beeps sound.
b display panel buttons.
c
Operation beep
■ If the machine locks up, for example, because
the thread is tangled
The sewing machine beeps for four seconds and
the machine automatically stops.
Be sure to check for the cause of the error, and
correct it before continuing to sew.
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Canceling the operation beep
e
Press
(Back key).
When the sewing machine is purchased, it is set to
beep each time an operation panel key is pressed.
This setting can be changed so that the machine does
not beep.
a
Turn on the sewing machine.
X The initial stitch LCD appears again.
X The LCD comes on.
Press
b panel.
(Settings key) in the operation
5
X The settings LCD appears.
c
Press
d
Press OFF for the buzzer.
(Next page key) three times.
X The LCD for changing the beep setting
appears.
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Index
A
accessories ................................................................. 8, 9
adjusting layout .......................................................... 156
adjusting stitch length ................................................... 57
adjusting stitch width ....................................................56
adjusting thread tension ................................................57
air vent .........................................................................11
appliqué .......................................................................96
appliqué pattern selection ........................................... 154
appliqué stitch .............................................................. 96
attaching presser foot holder ......................................... 44
attaching stabilizer material ........................................139
attributes .......................................................................19
automatic reverse/reinforcement stitches .......................59
automatic thread cutting ............................................... 60
B
back key .......................................................................13
bar tack stitch .............................................................103
basic sewing .................................................................48
basic stitching ...............................................................78
basting stitch .................................................................78
beep ...........................................................................174
blind hem stitch ............................................................ 80
bobbin ............................................................................ 8
bobbin case ............................................................. 9, 11
bobbin case removal ................................................... 164
bobbin cover ................................................................ 11
bobbin installation ........................................................27
bobbin thread, pulling up ............................................. 36
bobbin threading .......................................................... 27
bobbin winder .............................................................. 10
bobbin winding ............................................................ 23
bobbin winding thread guide ................................. 10, 23
button guide plate .........................................................84
button sewing ...............................................................87
buttonhole lever ............................................................ 11
buttonhole sewing ........................................................83
buttonhole stitching ......................................................82
buzzer ........................................................................ 174
C
changing sewing direction ............................................62
character storage .........................................................158
characters, recalling ....................................................158
checking needle ............................................................ 40
cleaning bobbin case ..................................................164
cleaning brush ................................................................ 8
cleaning machine surface ........................................... 164
combining patterns .....................................................120
concealed seams ...........................................................89
country thread .............................................................. 19
crazy quilt stitching .......................................................98
cross stitches ........................................................ 71, 116
cuffs ..............................................................................45
176
curve sewing .................................................................62
custom stitches ...........................................................124
cutting thread ................................................................54
cutting thread automatically ..........................................60
cylindrical pieces ..........................................................45
D
darning .......................................................................105
darning stitch ..............................................................103
decorative stitches & patterns ............................... 71, 116
deleting stored pattern ................................................123
design examples .........................................................127
designing stitch patterns ..............................................124
E
elastic tape ....................................................................94
embroidering ..................................................... 130, 152
embroidering pattern ..................................................152
embroidering steps ......................................................132
embroidery bobbin thread ......................................... 8, 9
embroidery card slot .....................................................11
embroidery cards ........................................................151
embroidery character selection ...................................148
embroidery fabric preparation .....................................139
embroidery foot installation ........................................133
embroidery foot removal .............................................135
embroidery frame .......................................................140
embroidery frame installation .....................................143
embroidery frame removal ..........................................144
embroidery key .............................................................13
embroidery pattern selection .......................................145
embroidery pattern types ............................................145
embroidery sets .......................................................... 8, 9
embroidery sheets .......................................................141
embroidery threads .....................................................130
embroidery unit connector slot .....................................10
embroidery unit installation ........................................136
embroidery unit removal .............................................138
error messages ............................................................171
even seam allowance ....................................................64
examples of designs ....................................................127
extra spool pin ......................................................... 8, 34
eyelet punch ...................................................................8
eyelet stitching ............................................................107
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F
fabric positioning .......................................................... 50
fagoting .......................................................................109
fagoting stitch .............................................................108
feed dog position switch ............................................... 11
feed dogs ...................................................................... 11
flat bed attachment .......................................................10
foot controller .......................................................... 8, 51
foot controller jack ........................................................11
frame pattern selection ................................................150
fraying, preventing ........................................................74
free-arm sewing ............................................................ 45
free-motion quilting ....................................................101
front view .....................................................................10
needle position, changing .............................................79
needle replacement ......................................................40
needle set .......................................................................8
needle threader .............................................................32
needle threader lever ....................................................10
needle threading ...........................................................32
needle types, sizes & uses .............................................39
needles .........................................................................38
next page key ................................................................13
O
general sewing procedures ............................................48
grid sheet set ...................................................................8
operation beep ............................................................174
operation buttons ............................................ 10, 12, 51
operation keys ..................................................... 13, 146
operation panel ...................................................... 10, 13
operation problems .....................................................166
operations .....................................................................21
optional accessories ........................................................9
overcasting stitches ................................................ 74, 75
H
P
handle .......................................................................... 11
handwheel .................................................................... 11
hard case ........................................................................ 8
heirloom stitching .......................................................113
help key ................................................................. 13, 21
pant legs .......................................................................45
parallel stitches .............................................................34
part names & functions .................................................10
patchwork .............................................................. 96, 98
pattern combinations ..................................................120
pattern embroidery .....................................................152
pattern realignment .....................................................117
pattern recalling ..........................................................123
pattern repetition ........................................................121
pattern sewing ............................................................116
pattern storage ............................................................122
pattern, deleting ..........................................................123
piecing ..........................................................................98
piecing straight stitch ....................................................96
plug ..............................................................................17
positioning fabric ..........................................................50
power cord, jack, switch & supply ................................17
power supply jack .........................................................11
power switch ................................................................11
preparations for embroidering .....................................130
presser foot ...................................................................11
presser foot holder ........................................................11
presser foot holder installation ......................................44
presser foot holder removal ...........................................44
presser foot lever ...........................................................10
presser foot pressure dial ...............................................11
presser foot replacement ...............................................42
previous page key .........................................................13
pulling up bobbin thread ..............................................36
G
I
installing bobbin ...........................................................27
J
joining ........................................................................ 112
joining stitch ........................................................ 96, 108
L
layout adjustment .......................................................156
LCD ..................................................................... 13, 146
LCD button .................................................................147
LCD messages .............................................................171
LCD operation ..................................................... 18, 146
M
machine surface cleaning ........................................... 164
main power switch ................................................ 11, 17
maintenance ...............................................................164
manual needle threading ..............................................33
memory key .................................................................. 13
mirroring stitches .......................................................... 61
My Custom Stitch ........................................................ 124
N
needle bar thread guide ................................................11
needle condition ...........................................................40
needle plate .................................................................. 11
needle plate cover ........................................................11
needle plate marking ....................................................64
needle position button ..................................................12
Q
quick reference guide .....................................................8
quilt stitching ................................................................96
quilting .........................................................................99
quilting foot ....................................................................9
quilting guide ......................................................... 9, 100
quilting stippling ...........................................................96
quilting stitch ................................................................96
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R
race ............................................................................164
realigning pattern ........................................................ 117
recalling pattern .......................................................... 123
reinforcement stitching ........................................ 53, 103
release button .............................................................138
removing presser foot holder ......................................... 44
repeated patterns ........................................................ 121
replacing needle ...........................................................40
replacing presser foot ....................................................42
resewing .....................................................................160
reverse stitching ............................................................ 53
reverse/reinforcement stitch button ........................ 12, 53
reverse/reinforcement stitches, automatic ...................... 59
S
safety instructions ...........................................................1
satin stitch length, changing ........................................117
satin stitches ........................................................ 71, 116
satin stitching .............................................................. 102
scallop stitch ...............................................................108
scallop stitching .......................................................... 110
scissors ...........................................................................8
screwdriver .....................................................................8
seam allowance, even ................................................... 64
seam ripper .............................................................. 8, 85
securing stitching .......................................................... 53
selecting embroidery patterns ..................................... 145
selecting stitches ............................................. 49, 66, 71
settings key ...................................................................13
sewing basics ................................................................ 48
sewing direction change ............................................... 62
sewing machine help key ..............................................13
sewing speed controller ................................ 12, 51, 102
shell tuck stitch .................................................. 108, 111
side cutter .....................................................................76
smocking .................................................................... 110
smocking stitch ...........................................................108
solving operation problems ......................................... 166
spool cap ........................................................................ 8
spool net .................................................................. 8, 25
spool of thread .............................................................. 29
spool pin .........................................................................8
stabilizer material .......................................................139
start/stop button ..................................................... 12, 51
stippling ........................................................................ 96
stitch length adjustment ................................................57
stitch selection ................................................ 49, 66, 71
stitch settings ................................................................ 66
stitch type selection screen ........................................... 18
stitch types .................................................................... 71
stitch width adjustment ................................................. 56
stopping embroidering ................................................161
storing patterns ...........................................................122
straight stitch .............................................66, 78, 89, 98
stretch fabrics ......................................................... 64, 94
stretch stitch .................................................................. 94
T
thick fabrics .................................................................. 63
178
thin fabrics ....................................................................64
thread cutter .......................................................... 10, 55
thread cutter button ............................................... 12, 54
thread cutting ................................................................54
thread cutting, automatic ..............................................60
thread guide cover ........................................................10
thread guide disk ..........................................................11
thread guide plate .........................................................10
thread spools ................................................................29
thread tension adjustment .................................... 57, 159
Threading .....................................................................29
threading bobbin ..........................................................27
threading needle ...........................................................32
threading needle manually ............................................33
tips ................................................................................62
top cover ......................................................................10
touch panel ...................................................................13
trial sewing ...................................................................62
triple stretch stitch ................................................ 78, 103
troubleshooting ...........................................................166
turning machine on/off ..................................................17
twin needle .............................................................. 8, 34
twin needle sewing .......................................................34
U
upper thread .................................................................29
upper thread spool ........................................................29
upper thread tension .....................................................57
utility stitch key .............................................................13
utility stitch selection screen .........................................18
utility stitches ......................................................... 66, 71
W
walking foot ....................................................................9
winding bobbin ............................................................23
wing needle ................................................................113
Z
zigzag stitches ................................................. 75, 94, 96
zigzag width adjustment ...............................................56
zipper sewing ...............................................................89
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Index 179
English
882-U10
XD0486-051
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