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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
DANGER – To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in. Always unplug this sewing machine
from the electric outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.
2. Always unplug before replacing a sewing machine bulb. Replace bulb with same type rated 15 Watts.
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WARNING – To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons:
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1. Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when this sewing machine is used by or
near children.
2. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this owner’s manual.
Use only attachments recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this owner’s manual.
3. Never operate this sewing machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it
has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water.
Return this sewing machine to the nearest authorized dealer service center for examination, repair,
electrical or mechanical adjustment.
4. Never operate the appliance with any air opening blocked. Keep ventilation openings of this sewing
machine and foot controller free from accumulation of lint, dust and loose cloth.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
6. Do not use outdoors.
7. Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered.
8. To disconnect, turn all controls to the off (“O”) position, then remove plug from outlet.
9. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
10. Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the sewing machine needle.
11. Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break.
12. Do not use bent needles.
13. Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the needle causing it to break.
14. Switch this sewing machine off (“O”) when making any adjustment in the needle area, such as
threading the needle, changing the needle, threading the bobbin or changing the presser foot, and the
like.
15. Always unplug this sewing machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or
when making any other adjustments mentioned in this owner’s manual.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ROLLED HEMMING, PICOT EDGING AND
NARROW HEMMING
PREPARATION
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Machine Setting and Thread, Fabric and
Range of the Tension Dial..................................... 29
Thread Tension ..................................................... 30
For Better Results ................................................. 31
DECORATIVE OVEREDGING
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Thread and Fabric ................................................. 32
Machine Setting ....................................................32
GATHERING
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Thread and Fabric ................................................. 32
Machine Setting ....................................................32
PIN TUCKING
Thread and Fabric ................................................. 33
Machine Setting ....................................................33
Sewing .................................................................. 33
CARE OF YOUR MACHINE
Replacing the Upper Knife.................................... 34
Cleaning Upper Knife Area ................................... 34
Replacing the Light Bulb ...................................... 35
Cleaning the Feed Dog ......................................... 35
Oiling the Machine ................................................ 36
Carrying the Machine............................................ 36
Troubleshooting ....................................................37
OPTIONAL PARTS ........................................ 38
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Names of Parts ....................................................... 3
Attaching the Waste Chip Box ............................... 4
Storing the Accessory Box ..................................... 4
Standard Accessories ............................................. 4
Storing the Needle Threader................................... 4
Connecting the Machine to the Power Supply ........... 5
Controlling Sewing Speed ...................................... 5
For Your Safety ................................................. 5
How to Turn the Handwheel ................................... 6
Opening and Closing the Side Cover ..................... 6
Opening and Closing the Looper Cover ................. 6
The Position of Thread Guide Bar .......................... 7
Attaching the Spool Holder Cap and Net ................... 7
Changing Needle .................................................... 8
How to Use the Needle Holder ............................... 8
Raising or Lowering the Presser Foot .................... 9
Removing the Presser Foot .................................... 9
Attaching the Presser Foot ..................................... 9
Adjustment of Foot Pressure .................................. 9
Adjustment of Stitch Length ................................. 10
Adjustment of Differential Feed Ratio ................... 10
• How to Adjust ............................................... 10
To Deactivate the Upper Knife ............................. 11
To Activate the Upper Knife.................................. 11
Adjustment of Cutting Width ................................ 12
Adjustment of Chaining Finger ............................. 13
Threading the Machine .................................. 14~23
• Threading the Lower Looper ........................ 16
• Threading the Upper Looper ........................ 19
• How to Thread Only the Upper Looper ........ 20
• Threading the Needle ................................... 21
• How to Use the Needle Threader ................. 23
TEST STITCHING
Starting Sewing ..................................................... 24
Finishing Sewing ................................................... 24
Sewing Continuously ............................................ 24
How to Use Guide Lines ....................................... 24
Securing Ends ....................................................... 25
Threading the Machine ......................................... 26
Thread Tension ..................................................... 27
Thread and Needle Chart ..................................... 28
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Names of Parts
q Needle thread tension dial
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!5
w Upper looper thread tension dial
!6
e Lower looper thread tension dial
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r Side cover
!2
t Looper cover
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u Power switch
i Machine socket
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!0 Stitch length dial
!1 Spool stand
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!2 Spool holder
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!3 Spool pin
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!4 Thread guide bar
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!5 Thread guide
!6 Pressure adjusting screw
!7 Presser foot
!8 Needle plate setting knob
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!9 Needle plate
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@0 Cutting width adjusting dial
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@1 Upper knife release knob
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@2 Upper looper
@3 Lower looper
@4 Upper knife
@5 Lower knife
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Attaching the Waste Chip Box
Insert the hook into groove on looper cover.
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w Looper cover
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r Hook
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Storing the Accessory Box
Insert the accessory box into the waste chip box.
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q Waste chip box
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q Screwdriver (Large)
w Screwdriver (Small)
e Tweezers
r Set of needles No.11, No.14
t Nets
y Spool holder caps
u Lint brush
i Needle threader
o Oil
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Storing the Needle Threader
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You can store the needle threader inside of the
looper cover in the holder.
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The holder is very convenient. You can use the
needle threader whenever you desired if it is stored
in the holder after using the needle threader. Place
the narrow part of the needle threader into the notch
on the holder and store.
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q Looper cover
w Holder
e Notch
r Needle threader
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Connecting the Machine to the Power Supply
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1. Turn off the power switch, and connect the
machine plug to the machine socket.
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2. Connect the power supply plug to your power
supply.
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3. Turn on the power switch.
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Controlling Sewing Speed
Sewing speed can be varied by the speed controller.
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The harder you press on the controller, the faster the
machine runs.
Step on the speed controller with the presser foot
lifter up, and practice controlling the speed.
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q Speed controller
For Your Safety:
* While in operation, always keep your eye on the
sewing area, and do not touch any moving parts
such as the thread take-up lever, loopers,
handwheel, needle or knives.
* Always disconnect the machine from the power
supply:
— when leaving the machine unattended.
— when attaching or removing parts.
— when threading or cleaning the machine.
* Do not place anything on the speed controller,
except when the machine is in use.
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How to Turn the Handwheel
Always turn the handwheel toward you
(Counterclockwise).
q Handwheel
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Opening and Closing the Side Cover
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To open: (A)
Push the side cover to the left.
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To close: (B)
Push the side cover to the right.
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q Side cover
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Opening and Closing the Looper Cover
To open: (A)
Push the looper cover to the right and pull it down
to open.
To close: (B)
Lift the looper cover and push it against the
machine.
The looper cover snaps into its position
automatically.
q Looper cover
Note:
Always close both side cover and looper cover
when the machine is in use.
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The Position of Thread Guide Bar
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1. Pull the thread guide bar up as far as it will go.
2. Turn the thread guide bar so that the thread
guides are right above the spool pins.
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q Thread guide bar
w Thread guide
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* Make sure the two stoppers on the thread guide
shaft, as shown, are set in at the correct position.
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Attaching the Spool Holder Cap and Net
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1. When you use a small thread spool, pull out the
spool holder from the spool pin. Then place the
spool with its slit side up, and put the spool
holder cap on top of it.
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q Spool holder
w Spool pin
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2. If the thread slips down from the spool
during threading and/or sewing, put a net on the
spool as illustrated to prevent jamming.
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w Spool pin
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Changing Needle
Turn off the power switch and unplug the machine.
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Raise the needle to its highest position.
Then loosen the needle clamp screws on the right
and left to remove the needle.
Attach a new needle either on the right or left.
For regular sewing, attach the needle on the right.
For wide serging (overlocking), attach the needle on
the left.
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q Needle clamp screw on the left
w Needle clamp screw on the right
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* Use HA-1SP No.14 Needle or No.11.
To attach the needle on the right:
Insert a new needle into the needle clamp with the
flat side to the back until the top of the needle
touches the stopper pin, then tighten the needle
clamp screw on the right.
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To attach the needle on the left:
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Insert a new needle into the needle clamp with the
flat side to the back until the top of the needle
touches the bottom edge of the needle bar, then
tighten the needle clamp screw on the left.
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Note:
Tighten the needle clamp screw on the side that is
not being used to prevent from loosing.
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q Needle clamp screw on the right
w Needle stopper pin
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r Bottom edge of needle bar
t Flat side to the back
* Do not use any needle which is bent or blunt.
How to Use the Needle Holder
To attach the needle easily, use the other end of the
needle threader to hold the needle.
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the
machine.
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2. Insert a needle into the needle holder with the flat
side facing back as shown.
3. Hold the stem and insert the needle into the
needle clamp and push it up as far as it will go.
Tighten the needle clamp screw firmly while
supporting the holder in place.
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4. Pull the holder down to remove it.
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Raising or Lowering the Presser Foot
By raising or lowering the presser foot lifter, the
presser foot goes up or down.
* While in operation, keep the presser foot lowered
except when threading the machine or test
running without threads.
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w Presser foot
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Removing the Presser Foot
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the
machine.
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2. Raise the needle and the presser foot.
3. Press the lever located on the back of the foot
holder. The presser foot will drop off.
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q Needle
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r Lever
Attaching the Presser Foot
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the
machine.
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2. Place the presser foot so that the pin on the foot
lies just under the groove of the foot holder.
3. Lower the foot holder to lock the foot into place.
4. Raise the presser foot lifter to check that the
presser foot is secure.
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Adjustment of Foot Pressure
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It is not necessary to adjust the presser foot’s
pressure for normal sewing.
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When you sew heavy or lightweight fabrics, turn the
adjusting screw:
2mm
–– clockwise for heavyweight fabric.
–– counterclockwise for Iightweight fabric.
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* For normal sewing, set the adjusting screw so
that its head comes out above the top of the
machine by 2 mm.
See the illustration.
q To decrease
w To increase
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Adjustment of Stitch Length
To select stitch length, turn the dial.
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The larger the number, the longer the stitch.
The stitch length can be adjusted from 1 to 5 mm.
Position “R” is for rolled and narrow hemmings.
q Stitch length dial
w Setting mark
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Adjustment of Differential Feed Ratio
The differential feed ratio can be altered by turning
the dial.
The number on the dial indicates the ratio between
the main and the sub feed motion.
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1.0 indicates the neutral position.
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q Differential feed dial
w Setting mark
• If the sewn fabric is stretched, turn the dial
counterclockwise (toward 2.2).
• If the sewn fabric is gathered, turn the dial
clockwise (toward 0.5).
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How to Adjust
q Stretched
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When the stitch length dial is set between 1 to 4,
the maximum effective differential feed ratio is
2.2.
When the stitch length dial is set between 4 and
5, the maximum differential feed ratio will
automatically be set between 2.2 and 1.8.
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To Deactivate the Upper Knife
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the machine.
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2. Open the looper cover and side cover.
3. Pull out the upper knife release knob and slide it
down along the guide until it comes to its lowest
position.
4. Turn the handwheel to check if the upper knife is
deactivated.
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5. Close the looper cover and side cover.
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q Upper knife release knob
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To Activate the Upper Knife
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the machine.
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2. Open the looper cover and side cover.
3. Pull out the upper knife release knob and slide it
up along the guide until it comes to its highest
position.
4. Turn the handwheel to check if the upper knife is
activated.
5. Close the looper cover and side cover.
q Upper knife release knob
w Upper knife
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Adjustment of Cutting Width
When cutting width is too narrow or too wide against
seam width, adjust it as follows.
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the
machine.
2. Open the looper cover and side cover.
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3. Turn the cutting width adjusting dial to get
desired position of the lower knife.
(B)
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q Cutting width adjusting dial
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(A)
When cutting width is too narrow.
Turn the cutting width adjusting dial clockwise.
Lower knife will move to right.
(B)
When cutting width is too wide.
Turn the cutting width adjusting dial
counterclockwise.
Lower knife will move to left.
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* The cutting width of this model can be
adjusted approximately 3.0 to 5.0 mm from the
right needle position depending upon your
sewing needs or the fabric being used.
(The cutting width should be adjusted to get
the same results as in drawing r .)
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4. Close the looper cover and side cover.
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5. Test stitch to check the cutting width.
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Adjustment of Chaining Finger (Changing to
Standard Serging or Rolled Hemming)
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The needle plate setting knob is connected with the
chaining finger.
The chaining finger will slide back and forth when
you set the needle plate setting knob at “S” or “R”.
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1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the
machine.
2. Open the looper cover and side cover.
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3. Push the cutting width adjusting dial to the right
as far as it will go, then, move the needle plate
setting knob to the guide line of S (for Standard
Serging) or R (for Rolled Hemming).
Release the cutting width adjusting dial to the left
gently.
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4. Close the looper cover and side cover.
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w Needle plate setting knob
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(A) Standard Serging
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q Chaining finger
w Needle plate setting knob
e Guide line S
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(A)
* The chaining finger is located beside the needle
plate as shown in diagram (A) for guiding the flat
edge of the fabric for overlock sewing.
(B) Rolled Hemming
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* Pull the needle plate setting knob toward you
from "S" to "R" position, so the edge of the fabric
will be rolled for hemming, picot edging and
narrow hemming sewing.
q Chaining finger
w Needle plate setting knob
e Guide line R
(B)
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Threading the Machine
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The left illustration shows the completed threading
points of the three threads.
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The machine is pre-threaded to make threading
easier.
Tie the end of a new thread to one of the pre-set
threads, and pull it to draw the new thread through
the machine, following the steps below.
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* Turn off the power switch before threading the
machine.
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1. Pull the threads from the spools and draw them
through the thread guides, then tie the thread
ends together.
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2. Raise the presser foot, draw the threads until the
knots are coming out from under the back of the
presser foot.
3. However, stop drawing the needle thread when
the knot reach just before the needle eye.
Cut the knot and thread the needle eye.
4. Before starting sewing, clear the needle thread
from under the presser foot to make sure it is
not caught below the needle plate.
(Draw the needle thread in the direction A.)
Then pull out the thread to the back
approximately 10 cm (4˝) away from the presser
foot. Lower the presser foot, and you are now
ready to sew.
q Thread guide
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t Needle plate
• For re-threading the machine easily, start from the
lower looper, upper looper.
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• If one of the threads is broken, follow the
re-threading procedure as follows:
* Turn off the power switch and unplug the
machine.
1. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread chain
out to the back of the presser foot, and cut the
chain to separate each of the threads.
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q Cut off the tangled threads.
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2. Re-thread the thread which had been broken.
Example: Re-thread the lower looper thread.
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3. Turn the handwheel toward you until the needle
comes to its highest position.
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4. Pull the threads from under the presser foot with
tweezers and pull out the needle thread above
the needle plate. Draw out 10 cm (4˝) away from
the presser foot. (Draw the needle thread in the
direction A)
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y Needle plate
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• Threading the Lower Looper
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Open the looper cover and side cover.
Place the spool of thread on the right side spool pin.
* The points to thread for lower looper are marked
in green.
* A convenient threading chart is placed on the
machine body inside the looper cover.
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1. Draw the thread through the right side thread
guide from back to front: A
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(B)
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* If the thread is coming out from the thread guide
groove, pass the thread through the thread guide
hole again as shown: B
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2. Pass the thread through the holes on the right side
of the thread guide plate as illustrated.
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3. Pass the thread through the right side of the
looper thread guide, by sliding the thread from
left to right.
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4. Insert the thread between tension discs from the
right. Then pull both sides of the thread firmly to
insert it between tension discs.
5. Pass the thread through the lower looper thread
guide (1).
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* Make sure that the thread is between the tension
discs.
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6. Pass the thread through the lower looper thread
guide (2).
7. Pass the thread through the looper thread
take-up lever (lower).
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guide (3).
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9. Turn the handwheel toward you to move the
lower looper to the right side.
Then lift up the lower looper thread guide (3).
When you do this, the lower looper thread guide
(4) and (5) are moved to the right for easy
threading.
Pass the thread through the lower looper thread
guide (4).
10. Pass the thread through the lower looper thread
guide (5).
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!0 Lower looper thread guide (5)
Holding the end of the thread, push the lower looper
thread guide (3) down with your other hand to return
it to its original position.
Lower looper thread guides (4) and (5) will return to
their original position automatically.
* You can return the lower looper thread guide (3),
(4) and (5) to their original position automatically
by turning the handwheel counterclockwise.
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11. Move the lower looper to its rightmost position
by turning the handwheel, and draw the thread
with a pair of tweezers through the hole on the
lower looper 10 cm (4˝) or more.
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* Make sure the needle thread is not tangled on
the lower looper.
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a Needle thread
b Lower
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Note: How to thread woolly nylon/polyester thread.
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* The illustration at left shows one of the easiest
ways to pass woolly nylon/polyester thread
through the lower looper.
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a Lower looper
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c Woolly nylon/polyester thread
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• Threading the Upper Looper
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Place a spool of thread on the spool pin second
from the right.
* The points to thread for upper looper are marked
in red.
* A convenient threading chart is placed on the
machine body inside the looper cover.
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1. Draw the thread through the thread guide second
from the right from back to front: A
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* If the thread is coming out from the thread guide
groove, pass the thread through the thread guide
hole again as shown: B
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2. Pass the thread through the holes in the second
row from the right of thread guide plate as
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3. Pass the thread through the left side of looper
thread guide sliding the thread from right to left.
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4. Insert the thread between tension discs from the
right. Then pull both sides of thread.
5. Pass the thread through upper looper thread
guide (1)
r Upper looper thread tension dial
t Upper looper thread guide (1)
a
* Make sure that the thread is between the tension
discs.
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b tension discs
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6. Pass the thread through the upper looper thread
guide (2).
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take-up lever (upper).
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9. Holding the end of the thread with a pair of
tweezers, pass it through the hole on the upper
looper. Pull 10 cm (4˝) or more of thread through
the hole.
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o Upper looper
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8. Pass the thread through the upper looper thread
guide (3).
• How to Thread Only the Upper Looper
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Turn the handwheel toward you until the upper
looper comes to the middle point of its travel, and
unhook the thread of the lower looper from the
upper looper.
Thread the upper looper.
When you thread the upper looper only, pull out
both threads over the needle plate and under the
presser foot to avoid the threads being tangled.
q Lower looper thread
w Upper looper
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• Threading the Needle
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Place the spool of thread on the spool pin second from
the left.
* The points to thread for needle are marked in
orange.
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machine body inside the looper cover.
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1. Draw the thread through the thread guide second
from the left from back to front: A
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(B)
(A)
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* If the thread is coming out from the thread guide
groove, pass the thread through the thread guide
hole again as shown: B
2. Pass the thread through the holes in the second
row from the left of the thread guide plate as
illustrated.
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3. Insert the thread between tension discs from the
right. Then pull both sides of thread.
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a
* Make sure that the thread is between the tension
discs.
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4, 5. Turn the handwheel toward you to bring the
needle bar to its highest position, then pass the
thread through the needle thread guide and
the thread take-up lever cover.
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t Thread take-up lever cover
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6. Pass the thread through the needle thread guide
sliding the thread from left to right.
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left to right.
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– Gently pull all three thread ends towards the
back of the machine.
– Run threads under the presser foot and lower
the presser foot.
– Close side cover and looper cover.
– Turn handwheel toward you to chain off three
or four stitches.
The sewing preparation is now complete.
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u Needle bar thread guide
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8. Thread the needle from front to back and
pull the thread about 10 cm (4˝) from the eye of
the needle to the back.
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• How to Use the Needle Threader
1, 2, 3
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* Turn off the power switch when you use the
Needle Threader.
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* Do not use other than for the threading or
replacement of the needle.
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1. Hold the stem of threader with the triangle mark
up. Guide the thread to insert it into the Y-groove
of the nib from right to left.
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2. Place the V-groove over the needle just above the
needle eye. Make sure the thread does not slip
out from the Y-groove.
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3. Slide the threader down along the needle while
pushing it gently until the threader pin goes into
the needle eye.
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4. Push the stem so that the threader pin comes out
through the needle eye with a loop of thread.
5. Remove the threader from the needle slowly,
leaving the thread loop behind the needle eye.
Then pick the loop with the hook to pull out the
end of thread to the back.
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r Thread
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TEST STITCHING
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Starting Sewing
1. Insert the fabric under the toe of the foot.
(It is not necessary to raise the foot.)
2. Turn the handwheel gently toward you a couple
of turns and check the thread chain. Then start
sewing slowly. The fabric will automatically be fed.
Guide the fabric in the desired direction.
* For heavyweight fabric, raise the presser foot and
insert the fabric in front of the knife.
Then lower the foot and start to sew while guiding
the fabric.
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1. When stitching is completed, continue to run the
machine slowly to produce a thread chain for
about 12 cm (5´´) while pulling the thread chain
slightly to the back.
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2. Cut the threads with the thread cutter as
illustrated, leaving about 5 cm (2´´) thread chain
from the end of the fabric.
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Sewing Continuously
Insert the next fabric under the toe of the foot, then
start sewing. It is not necessary to raise the presser
foot for ordinary fabric.
* For heavyweight fabric, raise the presser foot and
insert the fabric in front of the knife.
Then lower the foot and start to sew while guiding
the fabric.
How to Use Guide Lines
On the top of the looper cover thene are guide lines
indicating the distance from the needle position.
Please use them as sewing guides.
Mark L indicates the distance from the left needle.
Mark R indicates the distance from the right needle.
The distance between center of guide line and
needle position is 5/8 inch.
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Securing Ends
To avoid unravelling, it is necessary to leave a
thread chain about 5 cm (2˝) long at the beginning
and at the end of a seam. To secure the beginning
and end of a seam, choose one of the following
methods.
B
A
At the beginning
A. Separate the end of the threads and knot them.
B. Thread the chain through a large eyed needle,
and weave that chain through the overlock
stitches on the fabric.
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C. Apply a small amount of seam sealant at the end
of the seam then cut off the excess thread chain
after setting.
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D. 1. Before putting your fabric in the machine, sew
a thread chain about 5 cm (2˝) long behind the
needle.
2. Put your fabric on the machine. Then serge a
few stitches and stop.
3. Raise the presser foot and bring the thread
chain to the left around and under the presser
foot.
4. Place the thread chain between the presser
foot and upper knife, holding it in position as
you lower the presser foot to sew.
5. After sewing about 2.5 cm (1˝), move the chain
to the right and under the upper knife, cutting
the chain as you sew.
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* You can use the same methods as “At the
beginning” to secure the end of a seam except
“D” or you can use the methods shown below.
1. Serge one stitch off the end of a seam.
2, 3
1
At the end of a seam
2. Raise the needle and presser foot, and gently pull
the threads off the chaining finger.
3. Turn the fabric over so that the under side is up.
4. Serge about 2.5 cm (1˝) over stitching and angle
off the fabric.
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Threading the Machine
Using the needle on the right
(for regular three-thread serging)
When the needle is set on the right, the standard
sewing width is 3.5 mm.
The illustration on the left shows you how to thread
the needle.
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Note:
Tighten the needle clamp screw on the side that is
not being used to prevent losing the screw.
When the needle is set on the left, the standard
sewing width is 5.7 mm.
The illustration at left shows you how to thread the
needle.
Note:
Tighten the needle clamp screw on the side that is
not being used to prevent losing the screw.
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Using the needle on the left
(for wide three-thread serging)
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Thread Tension
Correct tension
The illustration at left shows sewing results with
correct tension settings. However, adjusting the
thread tension may be required depending on the
type of fabric and thread being used.
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* Set all three thread tension dials at “3”.
Then sew, and check the thread tensions.
If the tension balance on the test piece is not
satisfactory, you can adjust the thread tension
with thread tension dial.
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The illustration shows sewing results when the
needle thread tension is too loose.
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Tighten needle thread tension.
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Looper thread tension is out of balance (1)
The illustration shows sewing results when the lower
looper thread tension is too tight and/or upper looper
thread tension is too loose.
Remedy:
Loosen lower looper thread tension and/or tighten
upper looper thread tension.
!1 Upper looper thread tension dial
!2 Lower looper thread tension dial
Looper thread tension is out of balance (2)
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The illustration shows sewing results when the upper
looper thread tension is too tight and/or lower looper
thread tension is too loose.
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Remedy:
Loosen upper looper thread tension and/or tighten
lower looper thread tension.
!1 Upper looper thread tension dial
!2 Lower looper thread tension dial
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Thread and Needle Chart
Type of thread
Stitch length
Needle
Needle Plate
Setting Knob
Type of fabric
Mediumweight Cotton, Linen,
Satin, Ordinary
fabric.
Cotton:
No. 80 – 100
Silk:
No. 80 – 100
Synthetic: No. 80 – 100
HA-1 SP
No. 11
Cotton:
No. 60 – 100
Silk:
No. 50 – 100
Synthetic: No. 60 – 100
HA-1 SP
No. 11 – 14
2.5 – 3.5
HA-1 SP
No. 14
3.0 – 5.0
HA-1 SP
No. 11 – 14
2.5 – 4.0
Tweed,
Cotton:
No. 50 – 60
Coating, Denim, Silk:
No. 50 – 60
Doeskin,
Synthetic: No. 50 – 60
Thick fabric.
Knits
Knitted fabric.
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2.0 – 3.0
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Organdy,
Georgette,
Lawn, Crepe
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Lining.
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Cotton:
No. 60 – 80
Synthetic: No. 60 – 90
Woolly nylon (For looper
thread)
Woolly polyester (For
looper thread)
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* Refer to page 10 for adjusting the stitch length and adjustment of differential feed ratio.
NOTE: Your overlock uses standard sewing needles (HA-1 SP, No.11, No.14).
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ROLLED HEMMING, PICOT EDGING AND NARROW
HEMMING
Machine Setting and Thread, Fabric and Range of
the Tension Dial
The setting of tension dials may vary depending on the type
and thickness of fabric and thread being sewn.
Picot Edging
Rolled Hemming
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Setting of
Tension
Dials
Narrow Hemming
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Length
(3 ~ 4)
(R)
(1.0)
(1.0)
(1.0)
(R)
(R)
(R)
Differential
Feed Ratio
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Needle
Using the needle on the right: HA-1 SP No. 11
Needle
Thread
Upper and
Lower Looper
Threads
Synthetic: No. 80 ~ 100
Woolly nylon,
Woolly polyester
Synthetic: No. 80 ~ 100
Fabric
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Silk
: No. 50 ~ 100
Woolly nylon,
Woolly polyester
Synthetic: No. 80 ~ 100
Lightweight fabric such as Organdy, Crepe de chine, Lawn and Georgette
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Thread Tension
For rolled hemming and picot edging
Correct tension
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The illustration at left shows sewing results with
correct tension settings.
Adjusting the thread tension may be required depending on the type of fabric and thread being used.
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1. Set the tension dial as shown on page 29.
2. Sew and check the tensions.
3. If the tension balance on the test piece is not
satisfactory, you can adjust the thread tension
with thread tension dial.
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The illustration shows the sewing results when the
needle thread tension is too loose.
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Remedy:
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The illustration shows sewing results when the upper
looper thread tension is too tight and/or lower looper
thread tension is too loose.
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Remedy:
Loosen upper looper thread tension and/or tighten
lower looper thread tension.
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Remedy:
Tighten the upper looper thread tension.
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The illustration shows the sewing results when the
upper looper thread tension is too loose.
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For Better Results
Rolled hemming
Pull the end of thread chain to the back lightly in the
beginning and end of sewing.
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Picot edging
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Pull the fabric lightly to the back while sewing.
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For narrow hemming
Correct tension
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* Refer to page 29 for the adjustment.
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The illustration at left shows sewing results with
correct tension settings.
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DECORATIVE OVEREDGING
* Refer to pages 27 for thread tension
balance adjustment.
* For the best results, pull the thread chain to the
back lightly at the beginning and end of sewing.
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q Overedging
Thread and Fabric
Thread
Fabric
Needle thread
Synthetic : No. 60~80
Silk
: No. 50~80
Upper looper thread
Buttonhole twist
Light weight wool yarn
Lower looper thread
Synthetic : No. 60~80
Silk
: No. 50~80
Machine Setting
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Medium
to
Heavy
Fabric
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GATHERING
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* Refer to pages 27 for thread tension
balance adjustment.
q Gathering
Thread and Fabric
Thread
Fabric
Light to
Medium
Woven
Fabric
Needle thread
Synthetic : No. 60~80
Silk
: No. 50~80
Upper looper thread
Lower looper thread
Synthetic : No. 60~80
Silk
: No. 50~80
Machine Setting
q Needle on the right or left (HA-1 SP No.14)
w Needle plate setting knob
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PIN TUCKING
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* Refer to page 29 (Narrow Hemming) for thread
tension balance adjustment.
q Pin tucking
Thread and Fabric
Thread
Fabric
Light to
Medium
Fabric
Needle thread
Synthetic : No. 60~80
Silk
: No. 50~80
Upper looper thread
Lower looper thread
Synthetic : No. 60~100
Silk
: No. 50~100
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Machine Setting
q Needle on the right-hand side (HA-1SP No.14 or
No.11)
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Sewing
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Turn off the power switch.
Use the needle on the right-hand side.
Deactivate the upper knife.
Turn on the power switch, then sew the folded edge
while guiding along the guide line.
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w Guide line on the needle plate
e Right needle position line on the presser foot
r Left needle position line on the presser foot
t Right side of fabric
Open the fold flat and press the pin tucks to one
side.
Note: After you finish sewing, return the upper knife
to the original position.
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CARE OF YOUR MACHINE
Replacing the Upper Knife
To remove:
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the machine.
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2. Open the looper cover and side cover.
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3. Turn the handwheel toward you until the upper
knife reaches its highest position.
4. Remove the hexagonal bolt and the upper knife.
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To attach:
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1. Insert new upper knife into the groove of the knife
holder and stopper pin.
Then tighten the hexagonal bolt slightly.
2. Turn the handwheel toward you until the upper
knife reaches its lowest position.
Loosen the hexagonal bolt, and adjust the
position of the upper knife so that its blade
overlaps the edge of lower knife 0.8 mm to
1.5 mm (3/64´´), as shown.
Then, tighten the hexagonal bolt firmly.
0.8mm~1.5mm(3/64´´)
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3. Close the looper cover and side cover.
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w Hexagonal bolt
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r Lower knife
Cleaning Upper Knife Area
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the machine.
2. Open the looper cover.
Remove the waste pieces to the front with a lint
brush.
* You may use a vacuum cleaner to clean the upper
knife area or feed dog.
* The lower knife will last over one year in normal
use. However, if you run over a pin or a hard
object, it may be required to replace both upper
and lower knives at the same time.
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Replacing the Light Bulb
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the machine.
2. Loosen the face plate set screw, and remove the
face plate.
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To remove:
Push and twist to the left.
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To attach:
Push and twist to the right.
Reattach the face plate, and retighten the face plate
set screw.
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t To attach
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maximum light bulb.
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when you handle it.
Cleaning the Feed Dog
1. Turn off the power switch and unplug the
machine.
2. Open the looper cover and side cover.
3. Remove the needles and presser foot.
4. Remove the needle plate set screw, and remove
the needle plate.
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w Needle plate set screw
5. Brush out the lint around the feed dog to the
front by using the lint brush or use a vacuum
cleaner.
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6. Reattach the needle plate, presser foot and
needles.
Close the looper cover and side cover.
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Oiling the Machine
Apply a few drops of fine quality sewing machine oil
to the parts indicated with arrows.
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It is recommended to apply oil once a week in
normal use, once in ten hours in frequent use.
* Open the looper cover and apply oil.
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* Open the side cover and apply oil.
Carrying the Machine
Put your fingers into the hole of the rear arm as
illustrated.
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Troubleshooting
Condition
Cause
Reference
The fabric is not
being fed
smoothly.
1. The feed dog is packed with lint.
2. The presser foot has been raised.
See page 35.
Lower the presser foot.
The needle
breaks.
1. The needle is incorrectly inserted.
2. The needle is bent or blunt.
3. The fabric is forcedly pulled.
See page 8.
See page 8.
Pull the fabric lightly.
The thread
breaks.
1.
2.
3.
4.
See pages 14 ~ 23 and 26.
See pages 27, 29, 30, 32, 33.
See page 8.
See page 8.
Skipped stitches
1. The needle is bent or blunt.
2. The machine is not correctly threaded.
3. The needle is incorrectly inserted.
The seam is not
sewn neatly.
1. The needle and/or looper thread tensions are
not correctly adjusted.
2. The machine is not correctly threaded.
3. The needle and/or the thread are not suitable
for the fabric being sewn.
4. The thread is not between the tension discs.
The machine is not correctly threaded.
The needle or looper thread tension is too tight.
The needle is incorrectly inserted.
The needle is bent or blunt.
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See page 8.
See pages 14 ~ 23 and 26.
See page 8.
See pages 27, 29, 30, 32, 33
See pages 14 ~ 23 and 28.
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See pages 28, 29, 32, 33.
See pages 17, 20, 21.
1. The needle or looper thread tension is too tight.
2. The machine is not correctly threaded.
3. The differential feed dial is not correctly
adjusted.
See pages 27, 29, 30, 32, 33.
See pages 14 ~ 23 and 26.
See page 10.
The machine
does
not operate.
1. The machine has not been plugged in firmly.
2. The power switch is turned off.
See page 5.
See page 5.
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Seam
puckering.
1. The position of the upper knife is not adjusted
properly.
2. The upper knife is dull.
See page 34.
Replace the upper knife.
(See page 34.)
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Blind stitch foot
Use to blind stitch a cuff or
a skirt.
Taping foot with
tape reel
Use for sewing tape on a
shoulder or armpit line to
protect from stretching or
to decorate.
Works well with the taping
foot or the cording foot.
Cording foot (1)
Use to sew decorative
cording.
Cording foot (2)
Use to sew decorative
cording.
Beading
Use for decorating cloth,
wide cord decoration,
cording, etc.
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OPTIONAL PARTS
Elastic gathering Use for elastic taping,
decorative taping, etc.
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Cloth guide
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Use to help you create a
constant-width seam allowance and when doing flatlock and pintuck sewing.
i Piping foot (1/8˝) Use to pipe the edge of a
sewing article to decorate
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Needle threader
For easy threading and
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MyLock 213D Owners Manual/ User Guide
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MyLock 213D Owners Manual/ User
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