INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR SEWING MACHINE

INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR SEWING MACHINE
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WHITE SEWING MACHINE
COMPANY
Record in space provided below the Serial No.
and
Model No. of this appliance.
The Serial No. is located on Bed Plate.
The Model No. is located on Rating Plate.
Serial
No.
Model No.
Retain these numbers for futu
re reference.
CONTENTS
Name of Parts
1 & 2
Accessories
3
Before sewing (Power supply and Sewing lamp)
Take out extension table, free arm sewing
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5
Winding the bobbin
6
Removing bobbin case and bobbin
7
Inserting bobbin into bobbin case
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Inserting bobbin case into shuttle race
8
Threading upper thread & Twin needle threadg.
Drawing up bobbin thread
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10
Changing sewing directions
Control dial & Adjusting thread tension
Regulating the presser foot pressure
Drop feed
Changing needle
Fabric. Thread. Needle table
Sewing (pattern selector) and operation table
To start sewing
To finish seam
Straight stitch
Zigzag sewing
Overcasting
Stretch stitch
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11&12
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14
15
16
17
18
19
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20
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Blind stitch
Button sewing
Binding
Zipper sewing
Button hole sewing
Hemming
Twin Needle
Embroidery
Quilter
Seam guide
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25
26
27
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28
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Maintenance (Cle.ning and oiling)
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Checking Performance Problems WHAT TO DO
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NAME OF PARTS (FRONT VIEW)
1 Pattern selector dial
2 Pressure regulator
3 Take up lever
4 Thread tension dial
8 Sub-spool pins
9 Top cover
10 Zigzag width dial
5 Presser foot
6 Shuttle cover
12 Reverse button
1 1 Stitch length
dial
13 Thread guide
for upper threading
7 Extension table
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(REAR VIEW)
Bobbin winder stopper
Bobbin winder spindle
Upper thread guide
Stop Motion knob
Hand wheel
Face cover
Thumb screw
Needle plate
Presser foot lever
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ACCESSOR I ES
Bobbin
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Felt
Zigzag foot
Button hole foot
(On machine)
Button foot
Machine Oil
Zipper foot
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Button hole cutter
Screw driver
Needle
#11
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BEFORE SEWING
1. Fit the machine plug into
the machine.
2. Plug the machine to the
power supply.
3. Sewing speed can be varied
by the speed controller.
1. Remove or install bulb from
inside of face cover.
Sewing lamp
2. Open face cover in direction
of arrow.
3. Remove bulb by unscrewing
it counter clockwise.
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4. Install a new bulb by screw
ing it in clockwise.
5. Use a screw type bulb with
120V/15W. (Max)
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REMOVING EXTENSION TABLE
1. Hold the left end of table
and pull out in
direction
of arrow.
FREE-ARM SEWING
1. Especially useful when sewi
ng
sleeves, pants leg, tubular
fabrics etc more easily.
2. To sew tubular just slip the
sleeve or pants leg on the free
arm as shown above.
3. This sewing machine can be
used as a flat bed machine,
but easily converts to free
arm machine by removing the
extension table.
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WINDING THE BOBBIN
1. Release stop motion knob.
2. Thread as shown.
3. When bobbin is filled,
tighten stop motion knob.
Rel
Push bobbin winder spindle
in direction of arrow.
When bobbin winding is com
pleted
return spindle to
original position.
When bobbin winding is in
correct, release the screw of
upper thread guide and ad
just up or down until bobbin
winding is balanced.
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REMOVING BO
BBIN CASE AND
BOBBIN
Hinged latch
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Raise needle to
its highest
position an
d open the
shuttle race co
ver.
2. Open hinged la
tch of
bobbin case an pu
d
ll bob
bin case out of m
achine.
3. Release th
e latch and b
ob
bin will fall ou
t easily.
INSERTING
BOBBIN IN
TO BOBBIN
CASE
cm
1. Pull off
5cm of thre
ad
from bobbin
and insert it
into bobbin ca
se as shown.
2. Guide the en
d of thread
into slot.
Tension sprin
g
3. Pull into
slot and unde
r
tension sprin
g and draw
out about
10 cm of
thread.
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INSERTING BOBBIN CASE INTO SHUTTLE RACE
1
Raise needle to its highest position, pulling
thread to the front, open the latch of bobbin
case and hold it.
(lnsert
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2, Holding latch open, place bobbin
case onto
centre pin in shuttle and release latch
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Twin needle threading
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DRAWING UP BOBBIN THREAD
1. Hold upper thread with left
hand, turn the hand wheel
slowly towards you until the
needle goes down and comes
up.
Then stop the hand
wheel when the takeup lever
is at its highest position.
Lightly draw up the upper
thread will be brought up in a
loop.
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2. Pull out both threads and
place them together under
presser foot to the rear of
machine.
CHANGING SEWING DIRECTIONS
1. Lower needle down into fabric and
raise presser foot, pivot the fabric
around the needle to change direction
as desired.
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2. Put down presser foot and
start to sew.
CONTROL DIAL
1.
2.
3.
4
5.
Pattern selector dial
Thread tension dial
Zig-zag width dial
Stitch length dial
Reverse button
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ADJUSTING THREAD TENSION
Correct
,(
Weak
Upper thread
Fabric
Strong
Bobbin thread
Upper thread tension
may be adjusted by
turning the thread
tension dial.
Incorrect
rthread
Lower thread tension can
be adjusted by turning
screw on bobbin case
slightly to the right
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REGULA11NG THE PRESSER
FOOT PRESSURE
A
1. Push down inner pin (A)
to increase pressure.
(Light to medium fabrics).
2. Push down outer ring to relea
se pressure, (Heavy
fabrics)
3. Insufficient pressure may
cause poor feeding,
skipped stitches, or difficulty
in guiding the fabric.
4. No pressure adjustment
is required when darn
ing or sewing embroidery.
DROP FEED
1
There are a few times when you
want to control the feeding of
fabric by your
self.
Raise needle bar to its highest posi
tion and raise presser foot,
place daring plate
over needle plate aligning two pins
of darning plate with holes
of needle plate.
You may then determine the mov
ement of the fabric by your
self. See page 20
for button sewing application
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CHANGING NEEDLE
1. Raise needle to its highest position.
2. Loosen neecile clamp screw and remove old needle.
3. With the flat side of the needle facing away from you,
insert needle as far up as it will go.
4. Tighten the needle clamp screw securely.
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FABRIC
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THREAD• NEEDLE TABLE
Please note that the following
list is a guide when sewing different
fabrics.
F Lenqth of
Pressure of
lndica
Fabric
Thread
stthes
Needle
presser foot
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Pressure
Stitch length
regulation
dial
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Light
Nylon
80 Cotton
Tricot
60 S. Fiber
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1-3
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1-4
Woolsilk 50S Fiber
Medium
Ging ham
60-80
Cotton
1 1-14
0.5
thin Jcrsey60 S. Fiber
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30.5
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11
0
abardine 50 SL1k
Denim
!S0conon
14-16
Jersey
150S. Fiber
11-14
Tweed
j5OSilk
11-14
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TO START SEWING
Important Hints.
1. Raise the take-up lever to its highest position when starting and stopping
sewing.
2. Hold both threads about 10 ems to the rear of machine for the first two to
three stitches.
3. Sufficient fabric should be placed under needle before lowering presser foot.
4. Depress foot/Speed control and start to sew.
5. Test the machine stitches on a scrap of fabric you plan to use, adjusting the
machine for the length of stitch and tension suitable to your fabric.
Attenttion.
1. When turning the hand wheei manually, always turn it toward you.
2. Guide the cloth gently with your hand.
3. To prevent breaking needle always stop with the needle out of the fabric.
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TO FINISH SEAM
1 Sew to the edge of seam.
2. Push the reverse button and sew in reverse
for about 3—4 cms.
3. Raise need’e to its highest position.
4. Lift presser foot and pufl out the fabric to
rear of machine.
5. Cut threads as shown on the thread cutter.
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STRAIGHT STITCH
1. This type of stitching is the one used mos
t frequently.
2. The zig-zag presser foot can be used for
both straight and zig-zag sewing.
3. For sewing light fabric, use smaller stitch
size and left needle position.
(Refer to page 15 for dal setting).
ZIGZAG SEWING
Pattern selector position
t-e.
Satin stitching can be used for sewing initia
ls,
patterns, applique, etc.
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OVERCASTING
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Use these stitches for oversew
ing rough
edges.
STRAIGHT STRETCH
STITCH
Use this stitch with
knitted, tricot or
other stretchy fabrics
.
The stitch enables
your seam to stretch
without breaking the
thread.
is also a very stro
ng straight stitch
for
areas under stress.
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BLIND STITCH
1. Fold fabric as shown.
2. To frnjsh seam as shown.
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Adjust width and needle position
to obtain correct seam
Needle s not piercing
edge of fold at all
Needle is pierces edge
of fold too much
x
x
(8)
(A)
Correct seam
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BUTTON SEWIN
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(Use darning pl
ate see page
11)
1. Lower drop
feed.
2. Use button
presser foot
and attach firm
3. Place butt
ly.
on between
pr
esser foot an
4. Manually
d fabric an
turn hand w
d lower pres
heel towards
ser foot.
you ensuring
into both hole
s of button
th
at the needle
w
it
ho
ut obstructio
enters
(Increase or de
n.
crease width
setting),
5. Sew abou
t 7 stitches.
6. Pull both th
reads to the un
derside and
tie together.
BINDING
To sew fabric
s edge to edge
select
the multi zig’
zag stitch.
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ZIPPER SEWING
Select straight stitch.
1. Fold the fabric
about 2cm and
place fabric under foo
t.
2. Zipper foot is des
igned to sew close
to a raised edge pre
venting sewing
on zipper.
1. To sew the left
side of the zipper
,
set the zipper foo
t on the left side
of the needle.
2. To sew the
right side of the
zipper bring the
foot to the right
side of the needle.
sew as illustrated.
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BUTTON HOLE SEWING
Select stitch length dial in area indicated.
Settings
1. Set dial to ‘.1” position.
2. Sew left side.
3. Raise the needle
4. Set dial to “2” position.
5. Sew 56 stitches.
6. Raise the needle
7. Set dial to “3” position.
8. Sew right side.
9. Raise the needle
10. Set dial to “4” position.
1 1. Sew 5-6 stitches.
12. Raise the needle
Cut buttonhole along centre with
cutter as shown.
Before sewing fit button-hole foot
as shown.
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HEMMJNG
1. Raise the foot and the needle to its highest position. Replace the foot with the
hemmer foot.
2. Fold over the fabric edge by about 3mm and place it under the foot. Secure the
Take out the workpiece and draw the hem
folded edge with a few stitches.
into the hemmer foot by pulling the threads.
3. Lower the foot and sew the hem.
4. Durning sewing, fold the fabric to the left a little and allow it to run into the
hemmer foot.
5, Make sure that the fabric does not move under the right half of the foot. The
fabric must be fed into the scroll of the hemmer sufficiently so that the workpiece edge runs freely through the groove under the foot.
Only suitable mazeriajs can be used and some practice may be.necessary to acheive
best results.
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TWIN NEEDLE
Thread machine as for normal sewing passing both threads through the same
procedure:
NB. Sewing width should not exceed the third widest stitch width, exceeding this
will result in breaking of needles.
EMBROIDERY
(Use darning plate see page 11)
Lower feed dog and move hooped fabric slowly to form the desired effect.
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QUILTER
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1. Insert supporter of quilter.
2. Move quilter and adjust stitch distance.
SEAM GUIDE
long seam of regular
1. Use seam guide when sewing a
distance from edge of material.
of needle plate,
2. Set guide in hole on bed, at right
and adjust distance.
of material touching
3. Run machine with edge
angle to rw a
guide. Position cloth guide at an
curved seam.
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MAINTENANCE (CLEANING AND OILING)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
A
Raise needle to its highest position.
Take out bobbin case.
Turn latch knob A as illustrated.
Take off shuttle race cover.
Take out shuttle hook.
Clean and oil shuttle race and hook,
then replace in the reverse order.
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Cleaning shuttle race
(A) Latch knob
(B) Shuttle race cover
(C) Shuttle hook
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Open top cover and oil points indic
ated.
Open face cover and oil points
indicated.
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Cleaning feed dog
Oil points indicated on underside of
bed base.
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Puckering
Machine Jamming
Knocking Noise
Breadkin Bobbin
Thread
Breaking Upper
Thread
.
Breaking Needle
Fabric flOt
moving
PROBLEM
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Tension too tight.
Sewing foot pressure too strong.
Incorrect using fabric, needle, and thread.
No oil.
Dust and thread in shuttle.
Tight bobbin thread tension.
Incorrect stting of needle.
Improper threading.
Dust and thread in shuttle.
Incorrect position of zigzag width dial.
Improper threading.
Tight upper thread tension.
Needle bent.
Nicks or burrs on shuttle.
Feed dog down.
Machine not moving.
Stitch length dial in 0 position.
Light pressure on presser foot.
Incorrect setting of needle.
Needle bent.
Pullinj fabric.
Incorrect using needle, thread and fabric.
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PROBABLE CAUSE
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Reset.
Regulating sewing foot pressure.
Correct using fabric, needle and thread.
Need oil.
Clean shuttle.
Loosen bobbin thread tension.
Reset needle.
Rethread machine.
Clean shuttle.
Reset needle.
Replace new needle.
Do not pull fabric.
Correct using needle, thread, and fabric.
Moving to correct position.
Rethread machine.
Loosen upper thread tension.
Replace new needle.
Replace shuttle, or polish off burrs
completely.
Raise feed dog.
Moving stop motion.
Moving dial to 1-4.
increase pressure on presser foot.
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CORRECTION
T TO DO
CHECKING PERFORMANCE PROBLEMS WHA
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