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Some safety rules
a) Take care to avoid injury to your
fingers by the needle during sewing.
b) tv’lake sure you unplug the power
cord whenever you have to leave the
machine or want to clean it, oil it or
change mechanical and accessory
parts.
c) Be sure to use only a 15-watt light
bulb in the sewing lamp.
d) The drive belt must never be adjusted
by anyone but an authorized Pfaff
agent.
Contents for the operating instructions
Page
Balancing out and pattern length setting
Bobbin winding preparations
Changing the fuse
Changing the light bulb
Changing the needle
Changing the sewing foot
Checking the bobbin thread tension
Checking the needle thread tension
Cleaning and oiling
Creative computer keyboard
Detachable work support and accessories
Drawing up the bobbin thread
Dropping the feed dog
Dual feed
Foot control
Important notes
Inserting the bobbin
Inserting the bobbin case
Machine connection
Memorizing and cancelling of program combinations
Needle position for straight stitch
Operating keys of electronic system
Pattern mirroring
Pattern start setting
Placing spool of thread on pin
Presser bar lifter
Program selection
Remarks on safety
Repeating program combinations
Sewing feet
Single pattern setting
Special accessories
Stitch length and pattern length setting
Stitch width setting
Straight-stitch sewing
Thread cutter
Trouble shooting
Twin-needle sewing
Upper threading
Winding from a second spool
Winding through the needle
Zigzag sewing
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Operating instructions pages
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Parts of your sewing machine
100 Carrying handle
101 Hinged top cover
102 Hand wheel
103 Stop motion knob
104 Display
105 Balancing-out & pattern length key
106 Stitch length & pattern length key
107 Stitch width key
108 Master switch
109 Detachable work support with
accessory box and compartment
110 Needle plate
111 Sewing foot holder with sewing foot
112 Needle holder with set screw
113 Bobbin thread monitor light
114 “needle down” key
115 “sew slow” key
116 “reverse” key
117 “tie-off I buttonhole” key
118 Presser bar with thread cutter
119 Presser bar lifter
120 Program display
121 Programming keys (2)
122 Program chart (see sewing book)
124 Bobbin winder
125 Key for program cycle
vertification
126 “pattern mirroring” key
127 “single pattern” key
128 “pattern start” key
129 “twin needle” key
130 Base plate
131 Free arm cover, enclosing sewing
hook
132 Free arm
133 Sewing light
134 Threading slots
135 Needle thread tension
136 Bobbin winder thread guide
137 Take-up lever
138 Bobbin winder thread guide
(swing-out)
139 Spool holder with unreeling disc
140 Second spool holder (swing-up)
141 “repeat” key
142 “corrector” key
143 “program” key
144 Dual feed with thread cutter
145 Threader
Dear consumer:
We are sorry for the inconvenience, but in the rush to publish the
Pfaff Creative 1371 Limited Edition Instruction Book, errors were
overlooked. Please make the following changes in your Instruction
Book:
Page 1 8.TE/OFF BUTTONHOLE
If you wish to tie oft a seam at the beginning, touch key
117 until it is lit. Sew. The machine will then tie off and
the light will also go off.
When you touch key 117 during sewing a seam, the
light will go on and the seam will be tied off immediately.
When you sew a pattern and touch key 117 during sew
ing, it will be tied off at the end of the pattern.
Then the light will go off.
When sewing a buttonhole (program 13), key 117 is used
to determine and memorize the buttonhole length.
(See page 100).
Page 2OSTITCH WDTK SETTING
3. Use program 01 to sew a straight stitch with 13 possible
needle positions. This makes topstitching very easy.
Page 32JMPORTANT
The Pfaff Creative 1371 Limited Edition does not require
batteries because it does not have a constant memory.
Therefore, please disregard the second paragraph.
Page 1 O2.SEWING ZPPERS
If you wish to sew closer to the coil of the zipper or the
bulk of a welt or piping, use program 01:
a) if the zipper foot is to the left of the zipper or welt, use
program 01 with pattern mirroring key lit
b) if the zipper foot is to the right of the zipper or welt, use
program 01 without lighting the pattern mirroring key.
Please note that programm 00 can be used, but the stitch
will be sewn 1/8” away from the coil of the zipper or bulk
of piping.
Dear Consumer:
We are sorry for the inconvenience, but in the rush to publish the
Pfaff Creative 1371 Limited Edition Instruction Book, errors were
overlooked. Please make the following changes in your Instruction
Book:
Page 1 &JIEIOFF BUTTONHOLE
If you wish to tie off a seam at the beginning, touch key
117 until it is lit. Sew. The machine will then tie off and
the light will also go off.
When you touch key 117 during sewing a seam, the
light will go on and the seam will be tied off immediately.
When you sew a pattern and touch key 117 during sew
ing, it will be tied off at the end of the pattern.
Then the light will go off,
When sewing a buttonhole (program 13), key 117 is used
to determine and memorize the buttonhole length.
(See page 100).
Page 2O,S1iTCH WIDTH SETTING
3. Use program 01 to sew a straight stitch with 13 possible
needle positions. This makes topstitching very easy.
Page 32JMPORTANT
The Pfaff Creative 1371 Limited Edition does not require
batteries because it does not have a constant memory.
Therefore, please disregard the second paragraph.
Page 1Q2,SEWING ZIPPERS
If you wish to sew closer to the coil of the zipper or the
bulk of a welt or piping, use program 01:
a) if the zipper foot is to the left of the zipper or welt, use
program 01 with pattern mirroring key lit
b) if the zipper foot is to the right of the zipper or welt, use
program 01 without lighting the pattern mirroring key.
Please note that programm 00 can be used, but the stitch
will be sewn 1/8” away from the coil of the zipper or bulk
of piping.
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Disengaging the sewing mechanism:
Hold the hand wheel steady and turn
“nob 103 towards you.
cing the second thread spool towards
(cush a spool of thread and the small
unwinding disc C onto the holder.
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Winding from a second spool:
Switch on master switch.
Swing thread guide 138 forwards. Pull
the thread through guide 136, then into
gutde 138, placing it between guide and
tension spring A (see ill.> Wind a few
turns of thread on the bobbin and push
the bobbin towards the right.
Press down the foot control and wind
bobbin. Push the full bobbin towards the
left and take it out, cutting the thread in
thread cutter 8.
When you place a bobbin with thread
slot on the spindle, the slot must point
towards the right.
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Engaging the sewing mechanism:
Hold the wheel firmly, turn disc 103
towards the back, then turn the hand
wheel forward until it snaps in.
Jinding through the neede:
witch on master switch.
rigage dual feed.
aise the sewing foot with the needle in its
p position. Place a bobbin on spindle
4. Disengage the sewing mechanism.
raw the needle thread under the
ewing foot, up and through guide 138
.ee ill). Wind a few turns of thread on
he bobbin and push the bobbin towards
be right. Press down the foot control
nd wind. Push the full bobbin towards
he left and take it out, cutting the thread
ri thread cutter “A”
Engaging the sewing mechanism:
Hold the wheel firmly, turn disc 103
towards the back, then turn the hand
wheel forward until it snaps in.
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Inserting the bobbin: insert bobbin so
that thread unwinds towards the back
(A). Draw the thread into slot B and into
eye C.
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Checking the bobbin thread tension:
With a brief, sharp upward movement of
your hand the bobbin must gradually slip
downwards. (Turn screw D to the right
for stronger tension and to the left for
weaker tension.
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nsertrng the bobbin case
• Switch oft master switch 108.
Raise latch A and push the bobbin case
onto stud B as far as it will go, making
sure cutout C points upwards.
Placing spool of thread on pin: Place
the small or mediumsize unwinding
disc D in front of small spools, and the
large disc E in front of large spools.
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• Switch off master switch 108
With the needle in its top position, raise
the sewing foot. Draw the thread into
slot A. from below into slot B and take-up
lever 137 (see arrows), then back into
slot B and into the right thread guide on
the needle holder.
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Place the needle thread behind hook D
and hold it there. Pull threader 145 fully
downwards.
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Swing threader forewards against
needle.
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Place thread into hook E from below.
Swing threader backwards, release
thread at same time and allow threader
to move upwards, then pull the thread
fully through the needle eye.
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• Switch off master switch 108.
Place fabric under sewing foot.
To insert extra-thick fabric plies raise le
ver 119 higher.
• Switch on master switch 108.
Lower presser bar lifter 119.
(A indicates the darning position).
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Operating the foot control: The farther
you press the pedal down, the faster the
machine runs.
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Needle thread tension 135
A = Setting mark.
Checking the needle thread tension:
The normal setting is in the white range
between 3 and 5. The higher the num
ber, the tighter the tension. To check the
tension, set the machine for zigzag stitch
by entering program 10 (page 22).
Sew a short seam. The threads should
interlock in the middle of the material.
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Thread cutter A: Draw the threads into
slot and pull them downwards.
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Some safety rules
a) Take care to avoid injury to your
fingers by the needle during sewing.
b) Make sure you unplug the power
cord whenever you have to leave the
machine or want to clean it, oil it or
change mechanical and accessory
parts.
c) Be sure to use only a 15-watt light
bulb in the sewing lamp.
d) The drive belt must never be adjusted
by anyone but an authorized Pfaff
agent.
Dual feed
This prevents shifting of the material
plies during sewing.
Before engaging or disengaging the dual
feed always raise the sewing foot.
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To engage: Lower dual feed 144 until it
snaps in place.
To disengage: push dual feed lightly
downwards, pull t towards the rear
and allow it to move upwards.
Operating keys of the
electronic system.
These are described on the
following pages.
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Eectronc bobbin thread monitor:
Bobbin thread monitor light 113 starts to
flash when the bobbin thread is running
out. It goes off when a full bobbin is
inserted and sewing is resumed.
Important: Free arm cover 131 must be
kept closed.
Neede up and down positions: When
the machine stops, the needle is always
retained at its up position. When you
push “needle down” key 114, the
indicator light goes on and the needle
remains down in the fabric when the
macnine stops. When you push key 114
again, the light goes off, the needle
moves up and remains up.
E’ectronic top speed seecton: When
you press “sew slow” key 115, the
indicator light goes on and the machine
sews at half its speed. When you push
key 115 again, the light goes off and the
machine again sews at top speed.
Tie-oft/buttonhole: When you push key
117, the indicator light goes on and the
programmed seam is tied off at the
beginning, then the light goes off again.
When you push the key during sewing,
the light goes on and a seam is tied off
right away, while a pattern is tied off at
the end. Then the light goes off. Button
hole: When buttonhole program 86 is on,
key 117 serves to determine and
memorize the seam length.
Reverse sewing: Push key 116 before
you start sewing. The indicator light
goes on and the machine sews back
wards permanently. When you push the
key during sewing, the light does not go
on and the machine sews backwards as
long as you keep the key depressed.
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An alphabet, the numbers from 0 to 9
and 49 programs are stored in the
Creative computer. The programs are
shown in the table on the inside of
the top cover together with the stitch
pattern and the corresponding
program number or symbol.
Each program is assigned an optimum
width and length.
The machine settings appear in
display 104 above the keys.
The programs can only be changed
by pushing the keys above which
a number or symbol appears
The computer also contains a
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121, The alphabet and number symbols
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tellers and numbers are selected with
the right key.
Stitch width setting:
The stitch width ranges from Oto6mm.
Key 107 has 3 functions:
1. Selection of stitch width for the
respective program.
2. Selection of the size of letters and
numbers.
3. Slraigh-stitch needle position for
programs 01 and 03 (13 positions).
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setting:
Key 106 has two functions:
1. Selection of stitch length for pro
grams for which display A does not
light up. The stitch length ranges
from 0 to 6 mm. For some of the
programs the stitch length is limited.
2. Selection of pattern length for
programs for which display A lights
up. The pattern length is indicated in
mm and is limited in different ways.
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Balancing out and pattern ‘ength
setting:
Key 105 has two functions:
1. Adjusting the reverse stitch length in
a pattern (for balancing out, see page
22) in programs for which display B
does not light up.
2. Selecting the pattern length in mm
while the stitch density remains the
same in programs for which display B
lights up.
The stitch length set determines the
maximum pattern length.
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Balancing out or adjusting the reverse
stitch length
1. The baIancingout key is used to
adapt the stitch density in the
buttonhole seam as well as the
length of this seam (program 13).
With this key set at — the stitch
density in the buttonhole seam
increases and the seam length
decreases.
With this key set at + the stitch
density in the buttonhole seam
decreases and the seam length
increases.
The length of the reverse stitches
can be adjusted from —7 to +7,
the normal setting being 0.
2. Adjusting letter and number
combinations:
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Rule: If the pattern or program
entered last is adjusted and entered
with — or +, this adjustment is
applied to the entire program
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Memorizing program
combinations:
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Compiling combinations out of
programs 00 to 49 and with letters and
numbers.
The Creative computer has a
MEM-memory. For a program combi
nation up to 36 letters and numbers
can be stored consecutively. It is also
possible to store up to 12 programs
out of the series from 00 to 49 in the
MEMmemory. Letters and numbers
can be combined with programs
00 to 49.
Memorizing: Begin by selecting the
MEM-memory with the left key 121:
The MEM-memory is empty if no code
number appears in display 104.
Then select the programs, letters or
numbers singly with programming keys
121 and enter them in the memory by
pushing key 143. The program num
bers, letters or numbers appear in
display 104. The programs can be
varied in length and width before they
are entered.
The numbers and letters in a program
combination can be sewn in one size
only. Their size is determined by the
size setting of the last letter or number
entered, If the computer accepts no
further entries, it is exhausted.
Verification of a program combination
in the display
The programs memorized can be
verified one after the other in the dis
play by pushing key 125 repeatedly.
When you depress the foot control the
machine switches to the beginning
of the pattern combination.
Symbol to the left of the code
number displayed indicates the begin
ning of a pattern combination.
Symbol to the right of the code
number displayed indicates the end of
a pattern combination.
Cancelling a program
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“Corrector” key 142 has two functions:
1. When this key is pressed the last
in a pattern combination
program
appears in the display.
2. When key 142 is pressed again the
program stored last of a pattern
combination is cancelled. Press
key 142 repeatedly until the entire
pattern combination has been
cancelled.
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Twinneede sewing:
Key 129 “twin needle” must be pushed
in. Display A lights up. and the stitch
width is limited to 4 mm. Again push key
129 to switch oIl indicator light and
function.
Pattern start setting:
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Push “pattern start” key 128. A
pattern in progress is returned to the
starting point.
2. The last program in a combination
appears in the display.
3. Length programming in program 13
is cancelled.
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Push “single pattern” key 127.
Display A lights up. The machine sews
a program or a program combination
and ties off beginning and end of the
seam.
If the key is pressed while sewing is in
progress, the machine completes the
program and ties off the seam.
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Pattern mirroring:
Press “pattern mirroring” key 126.
Display A lights up. The program select
ed is mirrored.
Programs can also be entered in a com
bination for mirroring. When key 141 is
pressed beforehand, the pattern combi
nation is mirrored.
Again push key 126 to switch off display
and function.
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Straight-stitch sewing:
Program 00 is straight-stitch sewing with
the needle in its central position.
Set the desired stitch length by key 106.
Program 01 is straight stitching with the
needle in its left position. With key 107
the needle position can be varied in 13
steps from left to right.
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Zigzag sewing:
Program 10 is zigzag sewing with the
needle in its left position.
Program 11 is a zigzag seam made with
the needle in the right position. With key
107 the stitch width can be set between
0,5 and 6,0 mm. Set the desired stitch
length with key 106.
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Detachable work support and
accessories:
The work support can be lifted out (A).
Open its lid and take out accessory box
C. Underneath the box is an accessory
compartment B. Illustration D shows how
to arrange sewing feet, needles and
bobbins in the accessory box.
Sewing feet (normal accessories)
O Ordinary sewing 4 Zipper- and edgesewing foot
foot
1 Fancy-stitch foot, 5 Buttonhole foot
6 Darning foot
with dual feed
2 Fancy-stitch foot, 7 Hemming foot
without dual feed 8 Edge guide
3 Blindstitch- and
overlock foot
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Changing sewing foot:
• Switch off master switch 108.
Hold sewing foot at front and push down
to disengage foot.
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and locate foot so that pins A enter
grooves B.
for su ring accessories. E
is the sewing foot screw.
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• Pull out the mains plug.
Tilt the needle plate up at the back (A)
and remove it (B). Clean the feed dog
and the parts in the vicinity of the sew
ing hook with a soft brush. Clean the
bobbin thread monitor as instructed on
page 35. Only apply a drop of oil in the
hook raceway from time to time.
Changing the light bulb
• Pull out the mains plug.
Close the hinged top cover and swing up
the carrying handle. Insert the edge guide
into cutout D, push down the lamp housing
and hold it there. Turn the light bulb
towards A and take it out. Insert the new
bulb so that its pins enter slots C. Push
t up and turn it towards B. Pull out the
edge guide.
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4Changing the fuse
Pull out the mains plug. Turn fuse holder
A left a quarter turn with a screwdriver,
release it and take it out. Pull out fuse
B. Insert a new fuse n the holder, re
place the holder, push it in with the
screwdriver, then turn it right a quarter
turn. (The fuse type is F2A.) 110-volt
machines have no fuse.
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When the machine is switched on by
pushing the master switch the sewing
light goes on.
When the machine is switched off by
pushing the master switch, pulling out
the mains plug or by power failure
the program memory in the computer
is retained by batteries.
When the machine is switched on
again program 00 (straight stitching
with the needle in its central position)
appears in the display. Program
combinations remain memorized.
If a program is entered during sewing,
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this will not become effective until
the machine has stopped and the foot
control is pressed again. Stitch
length and stitch width can be chang
ed during sewing.
For bobbin winding disengage the
sewing mechanism. Make sure you
re-engage the sewing mechanism
after you have finished winding.
The electronic components in the
machine will warm up during operation.
This is quite normal and has no
negative implications.
peciaI accessories
he special accessories listed below are intended for special sewing jobs. They can
e obtained from your dealer at an extra charge.
\ccessories without part numbers are in preparation and not yet available.
Accessory
Part No
Sewing Operation
Appliqué foot
93-042941-91
For appliqué work
Binder (remove sewing foot holder)
98-053484-91
For binding edges with tape
Cording foot. 5 grooves
(twin needle with 18—2.5 mm needle gauge)
93-042950-91
Cording foot, 7 grooves
(twin needle with 14—1.8 mm needle gauge)
934295391
For cording work
(needle size 80,
for fine cording
needle size 70)
Cording blade (2 ea.)
93-035952-45
Fringe sewing foot
93-042943-91
For sewing fringes and for basting
98-694821-00
For topstitching and
sewing very delicate
and soft fabrics (silk Jersey, etc.)
Straight-stitch foot
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Needle plate with round needle hole
Felling foot. 4.5 mm
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98-694 822-00
93-042946-91
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Felling toot, 65 mm
93-042948-91
Shirririg foot
93-036998-91
For shirring valances
Single-needle cording foot
93-036915-91
For single-needle cording
Eyeletting plate
93-036975-45
For eyeletting
Hemmer, 4 mm (for dual feed)
Knit-edge sewing foot
For hemming edges
93-042 957-9 1
For sewing knitted fabrics
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Fault finding
Cause:
Remedy:
1. Machine skips stitches
Needle not inserted correctly.
Push needle up as far as it will go, its
flat shank side facing toward the back.
Wrong needle used.
Insert system 130/705 H needle.
Needle bent or blunt.
Insert new needle.
Machine threaded improperly.
Check threading.
Needle too thin for thread used.
Insert thicker needle.
2. Needle thread breaks
For any of the above reasons.
See par. 1 above.
Thread tension too strong.
Regulate thread tensions.
Poor-quality or knotty thread used, or
thread that has become too dry by
excessive storage.
Use only good-quality thread.
3. Needle breaks
Needle not pushed up as far as it
will go.
Insert new needle and push it up as far
as it will go.
Needle bent.
Insert new needle.
Needle too thin or too thick.
Refer to needle table.
Needle bent and strikes needle plate
because work is pushed or pulled.
Let machine feed the work alone.
Only guide the material lightly.
Bobbin case improperly inserted.
When inserting the bobbin case, push it
in as far as it will go.
4. Seam is not uniform
Tension out of adjustment.
Check upper and lower tensions.
Thread too thick, knotty or hard.
Use first-class thread only.
Bobbin thread wound unevenly.
During bobbin winding, do not hold
thread in hand, but pass it through the
bobbin tension stud.
Kinks appear on top and bottom of
material.
Thread machine properly and check both
tensions.
Cause:
Remedy:
5. Machine feeds irregularly or not at all
Lint has accumulated between tooth
rows of feed dog.
Remove needle plate and clean out lint.
Feed dog dropped. (Drop-feed control is
at right).
Flick drop-feed control to the left.
6. Machine runs with difficulty
Thread ends in hook raceway.
Remove thread ends and put a drop of
oil into hook raceway.
7. Electronic bobbin thread monitor does not work
Remove thread ends and dirt. Special
Thread ends and dirt have collected in
care should be taken in the area round
the free arm cover over the indicator
the second indicator lamp.
lamp, in the hook raceway, in the bobbin
case, behind the hook and on the
second indicator lamp to the right behind
the hook.
8. Machine does not sew the program entered
Switch the machine off, wait about 30 seconds, then switch it on again. Again enter
the desired program.
9. Failure of machine programming function
If you find that it is not possible to program the computer although if is not filled
up, the machine must be switched off. Press key 142 “Correction” after about 30
seconds, hold it down and switch the machine on again by actuating main switch
108. Release button 142.
By means of this procedure the contents of the MEM-memory has been fully erased.
Required program sequences and patterns must be entered once more.
10. The sewing lamp lights up, but the machine does not run
Insert new fuse.
Fuse ist faulty.
Important:
Before exchanging either sewing foot or needle, switch off master switch 108.
Never run a threaded machine unless there is a piece of fabric under the sewing foot.
If you have to leave the machine, even for a short while, be sure to switch off the
master switch. This is particularly important when children are around.
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A
Appliqué work
Assembly and serging seams
Attaching lace
F
61
89
89
B
Balancing the density of buttonhole seams 99
Balancing out letters and numbers
72
Basting
76
Binding edges
94
Blind stitch
95
Buttonholes
99—101
Fabrics
Fagotting stitch for corsetry
Fringe seams
7’
8t
S
G
Gathering with the shirring foot
8t
H
Hemstitching
Honeycomb stitch
Hyphens
S
91—9:
7
C
Changing the needle position
Changing the buttonhole stitch length
Changing the stitch length
Changing the stitch width
Closed overlock stitch
Cording
Correcting program entries
Correcting programs stored
Correction of the buttonhole
Cross stitches
Cutting buttonholes open
77
100
67
67
89—90
58—59
71
65
100
48—50
101
D
Darning torn fabrics
Darning with straight stitch and wool
Dashes
Dot quick selection
Dots and dashes
Dual feed
98
96—98
70
69
70
75
lnserting lace
Inserting patches
S
S
L
Lap-seam felling
Lengthening patterns at the same
stitch density
Letters and numbers in differenz sizes
Lingerie buttonholes
Linen embroidery
Lycra stitch
M
Making tailor’s tacks
Multi-colour embroidery
S
6
7
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5
8
7
4
N
Narrow pleats
Needle chart
5c
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E
Edge binding with the binder
Elastic stitch
Elastic straps
Eyelet embroidery
36
94
91
91
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Ornamental borders
Ornamental seams on leather
Overlock stitch with edge-thread effect
42-4’
5t
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Pattern mirroring
Drogramming embroidery stitches
and monograms
Programming letters and numbers
Programming names together with
embroidery stitches
Programming possibilities
Programming the computer
Q
Quilting
66
68—71
68
T
71
40
63
R
Recommended machine settings
Roll hemmer
Straight stitch
Stretch triple straight stitch
Stretch triple zigzag stitch
41
93
S
92
Securing hems with the twin needle
64
Selecting the MEM-memory
87—89
Serging seams
Serging with zigzag stitch and overlock foot 87
69
Sewing dots
46
Sewing fancy seams with the twin needle
102
Sewing in zippers
68
Sewing letters
47
Sewing monograms
89
Sewing neck openings
68
Sewing numbers
101
Sewing on buttons
Sewing with straight, utility and stretch
73
stitches
60
Shell edging
84
Shirring with elastic thread
83
Shirring with straight stitch
100
Single buttonhole
65
Single pattern
86
Smocking with elastic thread
70
Spacing between words
Tips for ambroidering and sewing
Topstitching collar points
Topstitching with the twin-needle
Top-stitch seams sewn with two needle
threads
Top-stitch seams with buttonhole thread
Triple-fancy-stitch seams
58 +
Twin needle
V
Verifying the programs stored
w
Writing texts
z
Zigzag stitch
Zippers for ladies slacks
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Ideas for
embroidering and
sewing with the
Pfaff Creative 1371
Congratulations!
Your new PFAFF Creative makes you the owner of
one of the world’s finest sewing machines. It is a
high-quality machine possessing a large number
of outstanding features which other sewing
machines do not have. From the vast range of
sewing potentialities offered by this machine we
have compiled various ideas and suggestions for
you. These are divided into three groups, as fol
lows:
1. Embroidery-stitch program
2. Programming embroidery stitches, numbers
and letters
3. Straight-stitch, zigzag-stitch and utility-stitch
programs as well as buttonhole program
No doupt, you will have a few questions regarding
the sewing problems encountered in your capac
ity as a Creative fashion designer. Please feel free
to contact your nearest PFAFF dealer at any time,
He will be glad to help you.
When you have studied the operating instructions
we recommend that you read this section just as
thoroughly. This will enable you to make full use of
the numerous application possibilities afforded
by this machine. We wish you many hours of
enjoyable and successful sewing and creative
needle work.
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10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
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36
22
37
23
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
Programming possbWties
• Straight-stitch, zigzag-stitch and utility-stitch
programs from 00 to 20
• Embroidery-stitch programs from
21 to 35 and from 39 to 49
• Buttonhole program
Lingerie buttonhole
(Program 13)
• Button sewing program
(Program 14)
40
S Cross-stitch program
(Program 36)
S Hem-stitching programs
(Programs 37 and 38)
• Alphabet program
Block letters from A to Z
• Numbers from 0 to 9
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Machine settings recommended
The box above every description of the sewing
jobs illustrated on the following pages contains
the machine setting recommended and the sew
ing foot best suited for the respective sewing job.
The individual symbols atand for:
prog
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eg. straight stitch
Dual feed engaged
(if existent)
or
Dual feed disengaged
(if existent)
Recommended needle
thread tension, e.g.
Recommended
sewing foot, e.g.
3—5
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Ordinary sewing
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Embroidery-stitch
program
Fig. 1 Multi-colour embroidery
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First workstep: stems
• Program 04
• Change stitch length to 2.5 mm.
• Follow traced lines with a program 04 searr
Second workstep: leaves
• Program 43
• Change stitch width to 4.0 mm.
• Change pattern length to 25
e Push “single pattern” key.
• Needle in down position.
• Sew the leaf slightly curved, starting at th
stem. Leave the needle down in the fabric, tur
the fabric through 180° and sew the patter
backwards. In this way, all leaves can be sew
larger or smaller.
Third workstep: halt flower
• Program 45
• Stitch width 5.0 mm
• Pattern length 20
• Push single pattern” key.
• The tip of the pattern should contact the sten
Fourth workstep flowers
• Program:42
• Stitch width 4.5 mm
• Pattern length 20
• Push “single pattern” key.
• Sew the petals, including those of the half flowE
Fifth workstep: flower centre (dot)
• Program 42
• Stitch width 5.0 mm
• Pattern length: 50
• Push “single pattern” key.
• Sew flower centres (dots).
Some embroidery ideas:
(not described)
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Ornamental borders
You can give free rein to your creativity by com
bining various patterns. The ornamental borders
illustrated on this page and described below are
intended as a stimulus to your imagination.
• For sewing ornamental borders we recom
mend using the fancy-stitch sewing foot No. 2.
• Place tissue paper under the fabric.
This will help you to achieve better sewing
results.
Border 1 consists of the following
programs:
4235 24 27
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First workstep, middle motif
• Select program 42
• Stitch length 0.3 mm
• Pattern length 8.0
• Press program entry key 143
• Select program 35
• Press program entry key 143
• Select program 42
• Stitch length 0.3 mm
• Pattern length 8.0
• Press program entry key 143
• Select program 24
• Press program entry key 143
• Sew the stored program.
Second workstep, outer motiv
• Select program 27
• Sew the selected program along either side of
the middle motif.
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• Select program 43
• Stitch width 4.0 mm
• Pattern length 25
• Press “single pattern” key
• Press “needle down” key.
Sew the selected pattern until the needle stops
down in the material (1 in Fig. 3). Turn the material
through 90° (2 in Fig. 3). Sew the pattern until the
needle stops down in the material (3 in Fig. 3).
Turn the material through 180° (4 in Fig. 3), then
sew the pattern backwards, as shown in Fig. 2.
Repeat these two sewing actions until the border
is complete (Fig. 2).
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First workstep, centre motif
• Select program 23
• Needle in down position
Sew the programmed stitch pattern, as illu:
trated. Shortly before you reach the end of th
seam, press the “tie-off/buttonhole” key. Atth
end of the pattern the needle remains down:
the material. Turn the fabric through 1800.
• Sew the pattern backwards in the same wa
Secound workstep, side motifs
• Select program 21
• Change pattern length to 18 mm (key 10.
Sew the programmed stitch pattern along bo’
sides of the centre motif. The second side m
tif can be sewn without turning the fabric h
pushing the “pattern mirroring” key.
Third workstep, centre dots
• Select program 42
• Change stitch width to 4.0 mm
• Change stitch length to 0.25 mm
• Change pattern length (key 105) to 5.0
Sew the programmed stitch pattern in th
middle of the circles.
Some embroidery ideas
(not described)
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Border 1
prog
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First workstep, centre motif
• Select program 35
Sew the programmed stitch pattern.
Second workstep, heart motif
• Select program 29
Sew the programmed stitch pattern, stitching
the straight-stitch seam along the centre motif.
Border 2
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Begin by tracing the pattern on a piece of paper,
then transfer it onto the fabric
First workstep, stems
• Select program 04
and sew along the traced lines.
Second workstep, leaves
• Select program 42
• Stitch width 4.5 mm
• Pattern lengths 12—10-9.0—8.0
• Press ‘single pattern’ key
• Sew the leaves, starting at the stem.
Third workstep, flowers
• Select program 30
• Press “single pattern” key
• Press “needle down” key
The flowers are produced by turning the fabric.
Sew the programmed stitch pattern until the
needle stops down in the material. Turn the fabric
through 90°. Repeat this process three times.
Fourth workstep, flower centre
• Select program 42
• Stitch width 5.0 mm
• Stitch length 0.25 mm
• Pattern length 5.0
Sew the programmed stitch pattern in the
middle, as illustrated.
Fifth workstep, bud centre
• Select program 42
• Stitch width 2.5 mm
• Stitch length 0.25 mm
• Pattern length 3.0
Sew the programmed stitch pattern, as illus
trated.
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When tracing the scallops make sure their siz
corresponds to the pattern length of the prograi
selected. Try the pattern out on a fabric scrap firr
First workstep, outside edge
• Select program 40
• Stitch width 6.0 mm
• Pattern length 10
• Press “needle down” key
Sew the selected stitch pattern along the pr
traced line.
Second workstep, centre motif
• Select program 32
• Press needle down” key
Sew the selected stitch pattern parallel to th•
stitch pattern sewn first, offsetting it by th
width of the sewing foot.
Third workstep, innermost motif
• Select program 35
• Press ‘needle down” key
Sew the selected stitch pattern along the stitch
pattern sewn previously, following it again a
sewing-foot width (Fig. 1).
Sewing fancy seams with
the twin needle
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Needle: twin needle, 1.6 mm gauge
Press: “twin needle” key.
Very attractive fancy patterns can be sewn wib
the twin needle. The left illustration shows som
of the dainty patterns that can be produced with
little imagination.
Press the “twin needle” key; this limits the stitc
width and prevents the needle from striking th
needle plate.
For sewing, use two reels of thread of differen
colours. Place one reel on each reel pin an
secure it in position with the correspondin
unwinding disc. Place one thread to the right an
other to the left of disc “C”. Continue threading i
the usual way, threading each needle separately
See threading instructions on page 58.
Border 3
• Begin by sewing the centre motif.
• Then sew along the scallops at sewing-too
width.
• Finally sew the petal-shaped motifs at th
scallop tips (Fig. 3).
Sewing monograms with
the embroidery foot
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Thread: embroidering/darning thread
Clear-lined block letters or monograms made by
combining different ornamental platterns can be
sewn without any difficulty. Trace the monogram
on paper first, then transfer it to the fabric. Having
done so, follow the outlines with the programmed
stitch pattern chosen.
To sew monograms on terry cloth, pin the paper
pattern onto the fabric and sew along the traced
outlines with a narrow zigzag stitch. Then sew over
the contours of the monogram with the program
med stitch pattern chosen.
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can design and sew your own pattern.
• Draw the cross-stitch pattern on graph pap
(see Fig. 1).
• Enter the number of cross stitches for eve
pattern sequence in the MEM-memory L
pressing “program entry” key 143.
• If the stored program is no longer requirr
cancel it in the MEM-memory by pressing “cc
rector’ key 142 (see page 65).
• Fancy-stitch foot No. 2 has red marking lin
which make cross-stitch sewing easierforyc
The crosswise lines in the foot indicate ti
pattern start.
• Let the left metal edge in the window of th
foot run exactly along the line of the patte
sewn previously to avoid gaps occurring b
tween adjoining patterns.
Some embroidery ideas
(not described)
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beautiful borders, monograms and other embroi
dery motifs.
Border 1
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Enter the following programs in the computer by
pressing the “program entry key:
• 4x36
• 1 x 36i pattern mirroring
• Sew the pattern along the traced line. At the
end of the pattern, turn the material and sew
back to the starting point, matching the pat
terns (Fig. 1).
Border3
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36 36i
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First workstep centre motif
Enter the following programs in the computer by
pressing the program entry key
• 1x36
• 1 x 36i pattern mirroring
• Sew the pattern along the traced line
Second workstep outside edges
Enter the following programs in the computer
•4x36
• 2 x 36i pattern mirroring
• Sew the pattern alongside the centre motif on
the right and left (Fig. 3).
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Enter the following programs in the computer
pressing the “program entry” key:
• 1x36
• 3 x 36i pattern mirroring
• Sew the pattern along the traced line. At th
end of the pattern, turn the material and se
back to the starting point, matching the pa
terns (Fig. 1).
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Border 3
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First workstep, centre motif
Enter the following programs in the computer b
pressing the ‘program entry” key:
• 2x36
• 2 x 36i pattern mirroring
• Sew the pattern along the traced line.
Second workstep, outside edges
Enter the following programs in the computer:
• 1x36
• 1 x 36i pattern mirroring
• Sew the pattern alongside the centre motif oi
the right and left at sewing-foot width (Fig. 3)
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Linen embroidery
Plain embroidery on linen is a widely known and
popular ornamentation. The patterns illustrated can
be made on your Pfaff Creative in a very short time
by combining all kinds of stitches.
Transfer the pattern illustrated onto the face side
of the fabric either by ironing it on or with the aid
of tracing paper.
Always place two sheets of tissue paper under the
fabric during embroidering.
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Thread: embroidering/darning thread
The motif in Fig. 1 is made up of the above-men
tioned programs.
First workstep, stems
• Program 04
• Stitch length 2.5 mm
• Follow the pre-traced lines with a program
04 seam
Second workstep, leaves
• Program 39
• Stitch width 5.0 mm
• Press ‘single pattern” key
• Sew the leaf motifs slightly curved, starting at
the stem.
ThWd workstep, eyelets
• Program 11 pattern mirroring
• Embroider eyelets (see page 52)
Mark the position of the eyelet, then sew it in
the middle of the flower (Fig. 1).
Some embroidery ideas:
(not described)
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Eyelet embroidery with the
eyeletting pate (special accessory)
r
prog
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pattern mirror
Feed dog:
dropped
Presser bar lifter: in darning position (page 96)
Sewing thread:
embroidering and darning
thread
Fftting the eyeletting plate: insert the plate wit
the double catch engaging behind the middle tooti
row, place it over the needle plate and snap it mt
position (see Fig. 1).
Place the traced fabric tautly in an embroiderin
hoop. Cut one or two fibres in the fabric and pus
the fabric over the pin. The fabric must be tigL
against the pin all round. Draw the bobbin thread u
and hold it for the first few stitches (placing pressEi
bar lifter in darning position beforehand). Stitc
around the cut with zigzag stitches, turning the hoo
slowly clockwise at the same time. Finally, secur
the stitches with a few straight stitches at the edg
(Fig. 2).
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Ring of flowers
The illustration above shows a pretty ring of flowers.
For this type of embroidery it is very important to
guide the embroidery hoop evenly and steadily.
Here are the instructions for sewing the different
motifs:
Motif 1: 2 worksteps
11,
lstworkstep: program
mirror pattern
stitch width 2.0 mm
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2nd workstep: program
stitch width 6.0 mm
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Motif 2:
2
Motif 3:
Motif 4:
3
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2 worksteps
1st workstep:
program
2 worksteps
1st workstep:
program
11,
mirror pattern
stitch width 2.0 mm
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2nd workstep: program
stitch width 6.0 mm
3 worksteps
11,
1st workstep: program
mirror pattern
stitch width 2.0 mm
10
2nd workstop: program
stitch width 1.5 mm
11
3rd workstep: program
stitch width 2,0 mm
lii
mirror pattern
stitch width 2.0 mm
06
2nd workstep: program
stitch width 6.0 mm
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Fringe seams
Butterfly
Two worksteps are required for this:
First workstep (wings)
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Fringe foot
Stitch width: 1.5 mm
Stitch length: 0.5 mm
Fringe foot: (special accessory)
First workstep (wings)
First sew a fringe seam as a trial, using a piec.
of scrap material. During sewing. try differer
stitch lengths until you find the one most sui
able. The wings are best sewn in circular seam
from the outside inwards.
working
Second workstep (body)
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Pattern length: as required
Key:
single pattern
Second workstep (body)
Sew the body as shown in the illustration (Fig, 1)
Third workstep
Finally sew the antennas with small zigzac
stitches, adding the dots attheirtips bysewinf.
a program 42 stitch pattern (Fig. 1). using
• stitch width 4.0 mm
e pattern length 5.0
Flower
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Mark out the pattern of the flower on the fabric.
Sew the petals, stem and leaves as shown in the
illustration. Now fill in the seed capsule using a
fringe seam, working spirally from the outside in
wards (Fig. 2).
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progTZ r--
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Thread: embroidering/darning thread
Needle: 130/705 H-LR, size 80
Since leather is a pliable material, an underlay of
double-folded paper or light non-woven material
(e.g. vylene) should always be used. Do not set the
stitches too close, because leather splits easily and
splits in leather show up on the finished work.
Flat leather seams
Optional
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—3+
0
Needle: 130/705 H-LA; size 80
Overlap the raw edges by about 1/2 cm. Top-stitch
both sides at a narrow margin using straight stitch.
Instead of straight stitch it is also possible to use
zigzag stitch or some other program to over-stitch
the double seam.
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Hemstitching
As the i ustrations show, hem-stitching can be ur :
in different ways, both as an edge reinforcemi
and as a fancy effect on table linen or cloth:
articles.
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Hemstitching with wing needle
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Stitch width: 2 mm
Thread:
embroidering/darning thread
To hemstitch a turned-in hem edge (Fig. 4), fir 4
draw the number of fabric threads for the requin 1
hem stitch width. Place the hem breakline again
the edge where the threads are drawn and tack I
in place. Now secure the hem using the abov
mentioned program.
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Hemstitching turned-in hem edges
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Thread: embroidering/darning thread
Needle: wing needle
For this work, four threads are drawn, five threa
are left in, then a further four threads are draw
Oversew the five threads left in the fabric usii
program 37 or 38 (Figs. 2 and 3).
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Thread: embroidering/darning thread
Needle: wing needle
This edge finish is used on very light and thi
fabrics, it is particularly well suited for valance:
flounces and frills or for finishing edges. For thi
sewing job no threads must be drawn out of th
fabric. Sew at sewing-foot width along the fabri
edge, using the edge of the sewing foot as a guidc
Then carefully trim the excess material along th
hemstitching with a small scissors (Fig. 5).
Inserting lace
For this work, two worksteps are required
First workstep
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The lace insert is first secured to the right material
side and is sewn on at a narrow margin with straight
stitch.
The material underneath the lace is opened at the
middle and ironed to one side.
Second workstep
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Sew over the lace edge on both sides with small,
dense zigzag-stitches from the face side. Cut off
the remaining material on the reverse side (Fig. 1).
Attaching lace
For this work, two worksteps are required
First workstep
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Stitch width: 5.0 mm
Stitch length: 1.5 mm
Serge the raw edge with zigzag stitches (Fig. 2).
Second workstep
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Stitch length: 3.0 mm
Baste and sew the lace onto the right material side
(Fig. 3).
Secure the corners with stitches.
Cording
Cording foot
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Needle: Double needle
Cording seams are especially popular as a decor
tion on underwear, dresses. blouses, etc.
Cording sewn with the
cording tongue
Cording is always sewn with two needle threaa
Place a spool of thread on each spool pin and s
cure it in position with the corresponding unwindir
disc. Place one thread to the right, and the oth
to the left of disc “C” (Fig. 3 a). Then continue threa
ing the machine, as usual. Do not twist the t
threads. Thread each thread separately throuç i
thread guides and the needle eye (Fig. 3b).
The thread tension should be adapted to eve)
fabric type. The tighter the tension, the more pr minent the cording appears. Fig. 1 shows how th
cording tongue is engaged.
For thin materials, the cording foot with 7 groove
the small cording tongue and a double needle LI
up to 2 mm are used.
For thicker materials, the cording foot with
grooves, the large cording tongue and the nec&
sary double needle are used,
If you wish to sew several cordings beside eac
another, use the grooves of the cording foot (Fig. 2.
For greater distances we recommend using th
edge guide.
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with gimp thread
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Needle: Double needle
Lift the needle plate off and pass the gimp thread
through the round hole A”. After that re-insert the
needle plate. Notch “B” is the entry groove (Fig. 1).
Place the roll of gimp thread in front of the machine
(see Fig. 2).
Place the beginning of the gimp thread together
with needle thread and bottom threads to the rear
under the cording foot. Move the detachable work
support against the machine. Choose a gimp thread
of the same colour as the outer fabric.
Narrow p’eats
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Needle: 130/705-H, size 80
Iron the first fold line and stitch at the required
width. Prepare and stitch the further fold groups
in the same manner (Fig. 3).
For stitching down wider pleats we recommend
using the edge guide. Adjust the edge guide to the
required Width. Guide the material so that fold runs
along the edge guide. (See page 73.)
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Shell edging
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Stitch length: 1.5 mm
Key:
Pattern mirror
SheA edging provides nice trimming, especially
sheer, soft materials. Fold over the fabric edge on
along the line which is to be decorated. Duri
sewing, the bliridstitches draw in the fabric ed(
at regular intervals, thus producing a shell-edt
effect. The stronger the needle thread tension, ft
more the fabric edge is indented.
Adding a wool thread in a different colour not or
reinforces the edge, but also makes an attracti
contrast trimming.
Place the material under the needle so that it pr
trudes far enough to allow the wide zigzag blin
stitch to pass over its edge (Fig. 1).
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App’iqué work
For this, two worksteps are required.
First workstep
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Stitch width:
1.0
Stitchlength:
Second workstep
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Stitch width:
Stitch length: 0.2 to 0.25 (fOr cording)
Trace the design on the reverse side of the fabric,
lay the appliqué on the face side and baste it on,
making sure it matches the fabric grain.
First workstep
Sew along the outline of the design on the wrong
side (Fig. 1). Trim the excess material close to the
contour seam (Fig. 2),
Second workstep
Sew over the raw edges of the appliqué with nar
row, dense zigzag (purl) stitches (Fig. 3).
To make the edge of the appliqué more prominent,
insert a filler cord in the seam.
Readymade fabric appliqués can be applied much
more easily. Before you cut out the design, iron
on a fusible backing. This reinforces the material,
makes it easier to cut, and prevents fraying.
Baste on the design. Place three layers of tissue
paper under the fabric and sew along the edges
of the design with dense, narrow zigzag stitches.
ln this way, a goo&looking seam is produced.
• For cording we recommend the appliqué foot
(special accessory)
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Qu!ting
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• Edge guide
Seams stitched on articles filled with cotton wool
or some other soft padding have a very prominent
effect For this purpose, batting, foam plastic or
flannel is placed between the top ply and a light
weight bottom ply (Fig. 3).
To keep the fabric plies and the padding in place,
baste them together with rows of long basting
stitches spread over the whole area.
Squares and diamonds can be sewn on the straight
or on the bias of the material. On fabrics with regular
patterns stitch between the patterns or around
them.
can be set as required
The spacing between seams
by adjusting the guide accordingly.
Trace the seam line for the first seam on the fabric
or guide the quilting gauge along the straight-cut
fabric edge.
When you have completed the first seam move
the work sideways so that the quilting gauge runs
along the first seam or the traced seam line. For
each subsequent seam, guide the gauge finger
along the preceding line of stitching (Fig. 1).
Quilting can also be done advantageously on pat
terned materials
Preparation of the material is the same as described
above. Just sew around the contours and you have
a very beautiful piece of embroidery (Fig. 2).
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Capacity of the MEM-memory
for programs 00 to 49
Programming the
computer with
embroidery switches
and monograms
• The Creative computer has one MEM-memc
• 12 programs (from 00 to 49) can be entere
the MEM-memory one after the other.
When the machine is switched off the p
grams stored are cancelled.
• When the capacity of the memory is used
no additional programs are accepted.
• The programs can be cancelled in the ME
memory by means of the “corrector” key.
• Before a new program sequence s enter
the MEM-memory must be empty.
Now to select the MEM-memo
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• Select the MEM-memory with the left ‘p
gramming” key 121 (Fig, 1).
• The MEM-memory is free if no progo
number appears in display 104 (Fig. 1).
• Select the desired program by pushing ‘p
gramming” keys 121 and enter it in the ME
memory by pushing “program entry” key 1
(Fig, 2).
• If the program stored is no longer need
cancel it in the MEM-memory by pushing “c
rector’ key 142 (Fig. 2). See page 65.
Verifying the programs stored
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If you want to verify the program stored,
• push “repeat” key 141.
• All programs entered in the MEM-memory can
be verified when their number appears in dis
play 104 as you repeatedly push “program
cycle” key 125 (Fig, 1).
to the left of the program number
Symbol
to the
stands for program start (Fig. 1). Symbol
right of the program number stands for the end of
a program sequence (Fig. 2).
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Correcting the programs stored
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‘Corrector” key 142 has a dual function:
• (1) When it is pushed, the number of the last
program of a program sequence appears
in display 104.
• (2) When it is pushed repeatedly the last pro
gram stored is cancelled (Fig. 2).
Single pattern
\!arious stitch patterns, such as monograms, num
hers and embroidery motifs, are very attractive
when sewn as single pattern. To do this,
• push “single pattern” key 127.
The machine sews the stitch pattern pro
grammed, ties off the seam and stops auto
matically (Fig. 3)
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Lengthening patterns at the
same stitch density
The length of a decorative-stitch pattern progrs
med can be varied, while the stitch den
remains the same, when the indicator light to
left of key 105 lights up. The pattern can be van
in length from 2.0 to 90 mm. When a patten
sewn with short stitches, its maximum length
limited (Fig. 1).
Indicated below are the maximum and minimL
pattern lengths for various stitch lengths.
Stitch length
in mm
Pattern length in mm
from
to
0.2
0.25
0.3
0.35
0.4 and over
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
50
60
70
80
90
Before entering a program, you can vary the p
tern length by pushing key 105.
Example:
• Select program 42
• Set pattern length 25 (with key 105)
• Push program entry’ key 143 to enter the p
tern with the modified data n the memo
(Fig. 3).
Pattern mirroring
if you want to sew a pattern in reflex (Fig. 2), pus
not only the program key, but also
• ‘pattern mirroring” key 126 and
• “pattern entry” key 143.
The pattern mirroring function is indicated by th
vertical dash symbol appearing a1tertheprogra
number in the display (Fig 4).
If you want to sew an entire combination of pa
terns in reflex, press the following keys after pr.
gram mi ng:
• “pattern repeat” key 141 and
• “pattern mirroring” key 126 (Fig. 4).
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Changing the stitch length
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All programs and program combinations can be
varied in length and width, as desired, and entered
in the computer memory.
Before entering the last decorative-stitch pattern
program, determine the stitch length, using key
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This altered stitch length also determines the
length of stitch of the programs entered pre
viously.
Example:
Select program 44
e Push “program entry” key 143
Select program 46
• Push “program entry” key 143
• Select program 44
• Push “program entry” key 143
• Select program 42
• Change the stitch length to 0.5
• Push “program entry” key 143
Now the entire program sequence together with
the altered stitch length is stored in the computer
memory.
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Changing the stitch width
prog
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Before entering a program you can change the
stitch width by pushing key 107.
Example:
• Select program 44
• Stitch width 4.5
• Push “program entry” key 143
The pattern together with the altered stitch width
is now stored in the computer memory (Fig, 2).
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Programming letters and
numbers
With your PFAFF Creative you can stitch the ni
hers from 0 to 9 and the letters of the aiphal
These are used to enhance garments or m
linen goods and outerwear. You can even cc
pose texts and write them on the fabric.
Capacity of MEM-memory
for letters and numbers.
You can enter up to 36 letters and numbers in I
MEM—memory one after the other.
Sewing letters .A
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Example: KLAUS
• Select A by means of “programming” k
121— (left, minus) (Fig. 1).
• Select the following letters
KLAUS
by means of “programming” key 121± (rig
plus) and
• enter them in the computer memory by pre
ing “program entry” key 143 each time (Fig.
• Press “single pattern” key 127.
• Sew the program stored (Fig. 3).
Sewing program O
• Select program .0
Program the numbers n the same way as t
letters,
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Sewing dots
Dots can be used in many different ways. For
instance, after an abbreviation and between two
lettery. A dot can be selected together with every
number.
Example: 1.5
• Select O by means of “programming key 121—
(left, minus) (Fig. 1).
• Select.1bymeansof”programming” keyl2l+
(right, plus) (Fig. 2).
• Press “program entry” key 143
• Dot quick selection
• Press “program entry” key 143 and keep it
depresed (a 1 appears in the display) (Fig. 2).
• Press left “programming” key 121+.
• Substitute a dot for the 1 (Fig. 3).
• Select 5 by means of the right “programming”
key 121+.
• Press “program entry” key 143.
• Press “single pattern” key 127.
Sew the program stored (Fig. 4).
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Spacing between words A
Example: PFAFF_
KARLSRUHE
Between two words it is always necessary to p.
gram a space. All block letters with a minus sy
bol can be programmed with a space. Three
four space symbols can be selected, dependi
on how much space is required (Fig. 1).
• Spacings are programmed the same way
with dot quick selection (see page
69).
PFAF&J<ARL SRUHE
Sewing hyphens (or dashes)
PFAFF-CREA T’ VE
2
Example: PFAFF-CREATIVE
• Press right “programming” key 121— until
hyphen in the desired length appears in if
display (Fig. 2).
• Press “program entry” key 143 (Figs. 2+:
• Enter the remaining text.
• Press “single pattern” key 127.
Dots and dashes
At the end of each alphabet a dot and a hyphc
(dash) are programmed,
• Select the desired program by the right “pr
gramming” key 121.
• Press “program entry key 143.
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Writing texts
Begin by marking the begrnning of the text on the
fabnc,
After sewing, cut the threads between letters and
numbers and in the spacings (Fig. 1).
If you want to verify the text, press program
cycle” key 125. The text will then appear in the dis
play (see page 65).
Letters and numbers in
different sizes
Letters and numbers can be sewn in different
sizes. The maximum character height is 6 mm.
Before the last entry of a letter or number, its
height can be determined by means of stitch
width key 107 (Fig. 2).
Correcting program entries
If you have missed out a letter orfigure or entered
a wrong one, you can correct the entry, Cancel
the individual entries back up to the mistake using
key 142 and correct it. Then enter the rest of the
text again (see page 65).
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Programming names together
with embroidery stitches
494
2
3
• Select the following programs:
1 x 35
1 x 41
1 x 35
E V .A
1 x 35
1 x 41
1 x 35
and enter them in the computer memory by
pressing ‘program entry” key 143 each time.
• Press ‘single pattern” key 127 (Fig. 3).
Sew the program stored (Fig. 3).
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Balancing out letters
and numbers
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Letters or words shift occasionally, depending c
the fabric used. This can be corrected with tl
balancing’ key (Fig. 1).
Words and texts can only be corrected togethe
The letter or number entered last is correcte
towards plus or minus with key 105, and the co
rection entered by pressing program entry” kej
143. The correction takes effect for the entire pr
gram stored.
Example SURFEN (surfing)
• Press “pattern start” key 128.
• Program “N” appears in the display.
• Select +3 with “balancing” key 105 (Fig. 2
• Press “repeat” key 141,
The program has now been corrected with +
(Fig. la).
• Press “single pattern” key 127.
Sewing with straight,
utility and stretch
stitches
Tips for embroidering and
sewing with the
PFAFF creative 1371
o Before you begin, first try sewing on a piece of
waste fabric.
• Check stitch pattern and tension
• Secure the beginning and end of the seam by
pressing the “tie-off/button-hole” key.
• For sewing light, soft and stretch materials
hold the thread ends at the beginning of
sewing (Fig. 1).
o With cross seams, such as lap-felled seams,
we recommend cutting out the fold and press
ing the seam. This will provide a flatter cross
seam.
• In the case of problem materials, you can
achieve better sewing results with the left
needle position.
• Exact stitching of edges is facilitated by the
marking guide lines on the needle plate or by
an edge guide (Fig. 2).
• If you have to interrupt work during sewing, e.g.
with long fabric panels or upon change of
sewing direction, select needle position
“down”.
• Thread the needle with the needle threader.
Top-stitching collar points
• Insert a thread into each collar point before be
ginning to sew and leave approximately 10cm of
thread hanging. When stitching the corner, you
pull on the threads of the respective corner for
the first stitches in sewing direction. The material
feed is supported in this way and you obtain a
beautifully stitched corner (Fig. 3).
• For top-stitching edges, especially in the case
of soft materials, a round-hole needle plate and
a straight sewing foot with round needle hole can
produce good sewing results (special acces
sories).
• Sewing aid for thick seams
In order to ensure uniform feeding at the begin
ning of the seam, we recommend supporting
the sewing foot with a piece of material of the
same thickness (Fig. 4),
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73
Woollen fabrics: well balanced stitch length ai
tension.
Batiste light needle thread tension and mediu
stitch length.
Velvet or silk velour: baste the seam line twic
and sew in grain direction with a stitch length
2.5 to 3 mm.
Be careful when pressing velvet! try out on
piece of waste fabric and do not press down o
the iron.
Twill/jeans; use special needles for jeans fabric:
When sewing over thick intersections it is advisabl
to cut away seam allowances.
Synthetic materials: do not baste such materiai
as plastic, foil or oilcloth (penetration holes!). Us
long stitch lengths (4 to 6 mm) and the dual feei
Pure silk: set needle thread tension a little lowe
Needle must be in perfect condition (otherwis’
fibres are pulled). Use stitch lengths between 2 an
2.5 mm,
Knitted or crocheted materials: sew with ligh
needle thread tension and elastic seams.
Machine-embroidery silk: to obtain effective moti
embroideries set the needle thread tension lighter
i.e. lower than the buttonhole range.
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Dual feed
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Pfaff offer the only household sewing machine in
the world with built in dual feed. By this means, the
material is not only fed from below, but also from
above simultaneously. During processing of long
fabric panels, such as curtains and side curtains,
etc., there is no shifting of the material plies.
Also during assembly of checked or striped fabric
panels the material is fed exactly by the dual feed.
Especially during processing of delicate materials,
no seam pucker results. In the case of plastics,
oilcloth, imitation suede, etc. (i.e. in the case of
extremely difficult materials), dual feed is an equally
great help. It provides for excellent feeding of your
workpiece, and consistent seams. The dual feed
can be combined with several sewing feet
raise sewing foot. push top feed
To engage
downward until it engages.
To disengage: lift sewing foot, press lightly down
ward, pull top feed to the rear and
allow it to move up.
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Making tailor’s tacks
Fringe foot. special accessory
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2 mm
Stitch-width:
80
Needle:
Sewing thread: Machine embroidery thread
Basting is a useful method of transferring s
lines onto cuttings.
First mark all contours with tailoring chalk on
top material ply.
Sew along the marked lines with the fringe ft
When all lines have been basted, pull the two fah
plies apart to find the joining threads and cut th
through carefully, to avoid damage to the matei
Basting
prog
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lowered
Feed dog:
Sewing thread: normal sewing thread
For trying on a garment. we recommend securii
the parts previously with basting stitches. Pla
the workpiece under the sewing foot, Sew oi
stitch. After that, pull the material by the requir
stitch length to the rear. Repeat this procedure un
basting is completed. In order to avoid shiftir
of the material plies during securing of patternr
materials, insert dress pins crosswise to the bastin’
direction. Shifting of the material plies is thus largel
avoided.
Basting at 6 mm stitch length
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00
3
0
Stitch length: 6 mm
For this application do not lower the feed dog. Se
the stitch length at 6 mm. Remove the bastinç
thread after sewing.
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Change of needle position
with straight stitch
Through adjustment of the needle (needle position),
certain sewing work can be carried out easier. For
example, if you wish to stitch at a narrow margin
such as on collars or when inserting zippers, you
select the required needle position.
• For changing the needle position, the needle
must always be in the highest position.
Left needle position
01
Program:
The left needle position is also shown by the sym
bol I- to the left of the stitch width number in the
display. With key 107 + the needle position can be
changed from left to right for 13 different positions.
The right needle position is shown by the symbol-)
to the right of the stitch width number in the display
(Fig. 1).
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Change of needle position
with zigzag stitch
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• The needle must always be in the highest posi
tion.
Right needle position (Fig. 2a)
e.g.
11
Program:
as required
Stitch-width:
Stitch-length: as required
Left needle position (Ags. 2 + 3)
11
Program:
as required
Stitch-width:
Stitch-length: as required
pattern mirroring
Key:
With the above settings the zigzag-stitch program
stored can be sewn with the needle positioned at
the right or left of its throw. If the zigzag stitch is to
begin at the left of the needle throw, the “pattern
mirroring” key must be pressed in addition. Pat
tern mirroring is indicated by symbol appearing
ahead of the number in the display (Fig, 3).
To inccrease or decrease the stitch width, repea
tedly press stitch width key 107 at plus (+) or
minus (—) until the needle is set at the desired
stitch width.
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Straight stitch
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Sew normal materials with straight stitch. Select
stitch length longer or shorter according to sewing
work. Raise the sewing foot higher for difficult ma
terials or several material plies. It is then easier
to place the work under the sewing foot. Do not
forget to lower the presser bar lifter, n order to
ensure perfect sewing results.
Certain work can be carried out easier with a
change of needle position (see page 77).
Stretch trip’e straight stitch
prog
02
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3—5
0
You need elastic straight stitch seams (press-open
seams) for all stretchable materials and seams sub
jected to great stress, e.g. inside seams on trousers,
ski-wear and swimwear (Fig. 1).
Zigzag stitch
prog
1E1
1.0mm
Stitch width:
1.5mm
Stitchlength:
A stretchable seam can also be attained with a nar
row zigzag stitch. It is applied especially in the case
of jersey materials (Fig. 2).
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Top-stitch seams
Buttonhole thread as needle thread
[prog
5—6
00
0
Needle:
100/120
Needle thread: buttonhole thread
Bobbin thread: sewing thread
Stitch length: longest stitch
Top-stitch seams produce nice ornamental effect:
For this, selection of a suitable thread is importan
To obtain particularly prominent seams, we recorr
mend using buttonhole thread.
Buttonhole thread as
bobbin thread
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Buttonhole thread can also be wound on the bobbir
and used as bobbin thread. In this case, sewinc.
thread should be used in the needle. For this sewinç
job the needle thread tension must be set relatively
high. For topstitching, the fabric is placed in thc
machine wrong side up. Select the longest stitch
• For topstitching, a No. 80 needle maybe used.
• For difficult top-stitch seams we recommend
using the straight-stitch foot (special accessory).
• Before you fit the straight-stitch foot, set the
needle at its central position.
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together. Place one thread to the right, and the
other to the left of disc “C”, but thread both to
gether through the need’e eye (see page 58).
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Needle:
sewing thread
Thread:
• This stitch can be used without any difficulty for
sewing a top-stitch seam along lapel and pocket
edges or sewing an ornamental seam (Figs. 1+
2). For this, normal sewing thread is used.
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Twin-needle top-stitch seams
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twin needle
needle gauge, as desired
The twin needle can be used not only for embroi
dery work, but also for top-stitching operations.
It produces a particularly attractive effect along
hem edges and on facings.
Fold the bottom edge, the facing or border edge
over to the wrong side and baste it down. Sew on
the right side of the fabric with the twin needle.
Trim away the excess material on the wrong side.
(For threading instructions see page 58).
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Lap-seam felling
Imitation lap seam sewn with the ordinary sewing fc
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Place the two pieces of fabric one on top of the ot,
with their right sides facing, and sew them together abc
one centimetre from the edge, Neaten the raw edge. Fo
the seam allowance over to one side and press, Th
top-stitch on the right side of the fabric, using the edge
the sewing foot as a guide (Fig. 1)
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If two lines of stitching are to appear on the right sic
of the lap-seamed fabric, the two pieces of fabric mc.
be placed together with their wrong sides facing (Fig. 4
If only one iIflC of stitching is to appear on the right sic.
of the lap-seamed fabric the two pieces of fabric must
placed together with their right sides facing IFig. 4
First workstep
Place the two pieces of fabric one on top of the 0th
with the bottom ply protruding by the width of the cutout
the felling foot. Make sure the protruding edge enters t[
felling foot so that it is folded and stitched down (Fig.
Second worketep
Open the two pieces and insert the seam ridge in t
felling foot. The ridge is folded down in the foot ar
stitched down along the edge. Pull both fabric plies apa
during sewing (Fig 3)
• Two felling feet are available as special accessors
for stifchng margins of 4.5 and 65 mm.
Shirring
with straight stitch
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Stitch length: 4 mm
In order to obtain consistent gather with straight
stitch it is mprative to insert 2 to 4 shirring threads.
First mark the starting line for the shirring on the
face side of the fabric. Sew the first seam straight
and carefully. During sewing, pull the fabric taut a
little with your hands, because with long stitches
the seam will pucker easily (Fig. 1).
After sewing, leave about 15 cms of thread hanging.
The next two or three seams can be sewn at about
sewing-foot width.
Finally take hold of all underthreads and pull them.
By this means you determine the amount of gather
yourself. Please do not use fine threads, in order
to ensure they do not break during gathering. Do
not forget to tie off the threads at the beginning
and end of the seams afterwards (Fig. 2).
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Shirring with
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Cording foot (special accessory)
First mark the starting line for the shirred sean
on the underside of the fabric. Insert the need
at the seam beginning point and place an elast
thread around the needle. Insert the elastic three
in the groove of the sewing foot in use. Lower t1
presser foot and sew a number of seams at abot
foot width. Ensure that the elastic thread is not pier
ed during sewing and do not stretch it. Finall
pull the threads with your hand, and determine th
amount of gather yourself. Knot the threads on th
inside (see Fig. 1).
Instead of elastic thread it is also possible to us
heavy cotton thread (see Fig. 2).
Pull the fabric to the required width and stitch th
threads down. This provides you with a fixed shirre
edge.
e This work can be carried out with dual feed am
sewing foot No 0,
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Gathering with shirring foot
(special accessory)
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Stitch length: 3—4 mm
How to insert the shirring toot
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Insert the shirring foot with its rear pin in groove A’
and push the shoe upwards so that front pin “8”
snaps in (Fig. 2).
How to gather
Both outer fabric and the material to be shirred are
sewn together with the shirring foot in one workstep. Ensure that the gathered material always goes
under the foot and the smooth outer fabric in the
foot cutout (Fig. 1). Lightly stretch the outer fabric
during sewing; by this means you determine the
degree of gathering.
How to disengage the toot:
Raise the presser bar lifter. Disengage the sewing
foot Press up and hold the presser bar lifter and
remove the sewing foot to the rear.
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Smocking
with elastic thread
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Stitch length: 3 to 4 mm
Bobbin thread: elastic thread, (wind tensionfree on bobbin)
For sewing with elastic threads we recommei
buying an additional bobbin case.
Because elastic threads are much thicker than
ordinary bobbin thread, the tension on the bobb.
case has to be set looser. The greater the bobh
thread tension the greater the shirring effect.
The most suitable fabrics are nylon, satin, batist
and fine-knit fabrics. The amount of gathering cc
be determined by testing on a piece of waste fabri
Sew the seams at about foot width. Tie off the seam
on the reverse fabric side at the beginning and en
of the seams (Fig. 1).
If there are several parallel seams, the materi:
must be stretched to its original width during sev
ing, otherwise the shirring will turn out irregula
Do not forget to carry out a sewing test.
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Stitch-width:
as required
Sewing thread: Embroidery darning thread
or sewing thread
The stored zigzag-stitch is suitable for serging of
light materials The more difficult the material, the
wider the stitch width must be selected for the zig
zag stitch. Ensure that the needle passes outside
the outer edge during sewing. In this way the mate
rial edge is properly serged and well covered (Fig. 1).
For heavy or easily fraying materials, use:
Program: 15 or 09 (Fig. 3).
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Serging
with overlock foot
For materials which contract during serging use
the overlock foot.
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Stitch-wi dth:
as required
Serge the raw edge with the required zigzag stitch.
The material enters at the red marking on the sew
ing foot (Fig. 2).
• PreperaUon of the sewing foot
(overlock foot No. 3)
Turn screw “A” fully to the front. The red mark “B”
is then on the right sewing foot side. Allow the edge
of the material to be sewn to enter close against
the red mark. During sewing, the thread places
itself over the wire “C”. By this means you will re
ceive a beautiful smooth seam (Fig. 2).
For change of needle position for zigzag stitch see
page 77.
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Stretch trip’e zigzag stitch
Lycra stitch
prog
19
130/705 H 80 or
130/705 H SKF 80
as required
Stitch width:
With the above-mentioned programs it is possiL
to repair elastic tapes, or join them, on underwe
bathing wear and high-stretch materials such
Lycra and difficult synthetic fabrics.
Select the appropriate stitch width for the applic
tion For this work it is recommended to use fii
sewing threads (Fig. 1).
Needle:
Faggotting stitch
for corsetry
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With faggotting stitch it is possible to sew a hig[
elastic seam with hem-stitching effect. Tack o
the edges to be sewn and place them under tI
sewing foot with a clearance of 3 mm (Fig,
Over-stitch using program 20. The needle mu
penetrate the material to the right and to the IE
(Fig. 3).
Needle:
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Assembly and
serging seams
Seams which are not ironed open can be sewn
together and serged in one workstep.
The Pfaff Creative 1371 offers a selection of diffe
rent elastic assembly and serging seams from
which you can easily select the corresponding
seam for all stretchable materials.
Closed overlock stitch or
overcasting stitch
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Material: Jersey
Especially jersey matenals can be sewn together
and serged in one workstep with the recommended
stitches (Fig. 1).
Sleeve cuffs or knit collars can be sewn on with
the above-mentioned programs in a wear-resistant
manner just the same.
Place the pieces of fabric under the sewing foot so
that the needle descending in its right position
stitches just beyond the fabric edge. As a result,
the fabric edge is overcast while the pieces are
being joined (Fig. 1)
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Sewing neck openings: Measure the required
width and close the stand at the correct curvature
and press open the seam, fold over in lengthwise
direction and pin onto neck cutout from face side.
The raw edges of the knit facing are placed on the
raw edge of the cutout In one workstep, knit
facing and cutout edge are sewn together (Fig. 3).
In order to avoid waviness in the case of loosely
woven materials, insert an elastic thread. By this
means, the seam keeps its original shape (Fig. 2).
Closed overlock stitch
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Knit-edge foot (special accessory)
Needle:
70 or 80
The sole of the knit-edge foot is concavely relieve
This makes it easier to join heavy knitted fabric
because the material enters the relieved portion
the sewing foot sole. Place the material under if
sewing foot, as shown in the illustration, so that II
needle just stitches over the fabric edge, as it de
cends on the right of its throw (Fig. 1).
Overlock stitch with
edge-thread effect
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Stitch length: 3.0 mm
Place the two pieces of fabric together with the
right sides facing. Then insert the material in thc
machine, positioning the raw edges under the s
wing foot, as shown in Fig. 2. Make sure the needle
stitches just beyond the fabric edge, as it descend
in its right position. In this way, the edge thread I.
placed over the raw edge and serves as an edgr
protection.
For setting overlook foot No. 3 see page 87.
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Honeycomb stitch
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Overlap the fabric edges by 1.5 cm, then neaten
each raw edge with:
• Program 18
• Stitch-width 6.0 mm
• Stitch length 2.0 mm
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Overlap the material edges by 1.5 cm and overstitch each edge with:
• Program 15 and
• stitch length 0.5 mm (Fig. 2).
Elastic stitch
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Cut off the stretched elastic tape close to the edge.
Gather the fabric to the waist size using straight
stitch. Push the part prepared in this way between
the elastic tape and pin it firmly. Stitch it on using
elastic stitches. Finally over-stitch the closed and
rounded tape elastic stitches (Fig. 3).
Elastic straps
(outerwear)
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On skirts or trousers sew the strap onto the pre
pared edge with elastic stitches.
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Honeycomb stitch is especially suitable as a mean
of securing hems on stretchable lining materiak
the hem double up to the hem edge and ovet
Fold with honeycomb stitch (Fig. 1).
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Securing hems with the
twin needle
(T-shirt seam)
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Needle: double needle, 4 mm distance
For a 2 cm hem, turn over and baste about 2.5 cn
of material. Stitch on the face side at about 2 cn
width. Cut off the protruding material edge on th
inside along the seam (Fig. 2).
For threading nstructons see page 58.
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Binding edges with
the hemmer
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Hemmer foot (special accessory)
Hemming secures the fabric edge against fraying
and produces a neat and durable edge.
The hem width is about 3.5 mm.
Begin by folding the fabric edge over twice and
placing the folded edge under the hemmer foot.
Lower the foot and secure the hem in position with
a few stitches.
Fig. 0 shows how the fabric is drawn into the hem
mer foot scroll with the aid of the stitched-down
threads.
Fig. 2 shows how the fabric edge is fed into the
hemmer foot scroll. Hold the fabric tight as you
guide it during sewing. Make sure the fabric con
tacts the edge of the right half of the hemmer foot
as it enters the scroll.
Binding edges with
the roll hemmer
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Roll hemmer (special accessory)
Use the roll hemmer foot for hemming nylon, tricot
and chiffon. Begin by stretching the fabric to see
which way the edge curls. This is the side to which
the hem must be rolled. Draw the fabric into the
hemmer scroll with the aid of sewn on threads.
Set the stitch width just wide enough that the needle
stitches close to the drawn-in hem edge (Fig. 3).
In this way, an attractive shell edge effect is ob
tained.
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Binding edges with
non-woven tape
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Fold ready-made bias binding lengthwise anc
shape-press. Push the folded binding over the fabri(
edge and baste it in place, if required. Then se
it on with straight stitches (Fig. 1).
Edge-binding with
the binder
Sewing foot:
Program:
Stitch length:
Program:
Stitch-width:
Stitch length:
Binder (special accessory)
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(Fig. a)
2.5 mm,
or
10
2.5 mm
(Fig. b)
1.5 mm,
Remove sewing foot and screw on binder. Inserl
the bias tape in the scroll of the binder and pul
it out to the rear. Set the binder in such a way that
the needle enters 1 to 1.5 mm from the turned-ir
bias edge. Sew a number of stitches along the bias
tape. Place the raw edge in the groove of the bin’
der. During sewing, the bias tape is wrapped auto
matically over the material edges. Sew the bias
tape on with the above mentioned program or a
program of your own selection. Straight material
edges are the simplest to bind (Fig. 2).
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Blind stitch
Fold the previously overcast raw edge over to form
a hem of the desired width and baste about 0.5 cm
from the fabric edge. Place the fabric under the
blindstitch foot and sew, making sure the folded
fabric edge runs along edge guide “13” of the blindstitch foot (Fig. 2 + 2a).
Before you start bhndsttching, adjust the nee
dle penetration point on the folded fabric edge.
To do this, adjust the position of edge giiidt’ “If
by turning regulating screw “A” so tht l1” iii’ dIe
catches only one thread in the folded edge wloii
it makes its left stitch. Sew a trial ‘,e,ini ii I
of scrap material first (Fig. 1).
Then proceed as described above.
Blind stitch
(for elastic materials)
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Program 06 is suitable for stretch fabrics. First fold
the hem to the desired width. Adjust the needle
position as described above (Fig. 2b).
• Then start hemming, following the instructions
given above.
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Darning with straight stitch
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Feed dog:
lowered
Presser bar lifter: in darning position
Sewing-cotton:
embroidering and
darning thread
Darning position (Fig. 1):
Lower presser bar hfter ‘A”, at the same time push
ing it back slighty until it enters notch “B” at th’
bottom of its slot
Attach the darning foot (Fig. 2):
Raise the needle, Push lever “E” towards the back
and hold it there. Insert the pin of the foot in hok
“C” and insert the foot so that it rests against it:
stop. When you do so. guide fork “G” fits arouni
the presser bar. Release clamp “E”, which thet
moves down onto retaining screw “F”. Tighter
screw “D”.
Draw up the bobbin thread. Hold both threads untf
the machine has made a few stitches. First sew a
few stitches in the unworn area of the fabric, Then
stitch over the damaged spot from one side to thr
other in serpentine fashion, placing the lines of
stitching close together (Fig. 3). When the dame’
ged spot has been covered completely, turn the
work through 90° and darn at right angles to the
preceding row of stitches (see Fig. 4).
You determine the length of the darning stitches
by the rate at which you move the fabric back and
forth.
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Darning with wool
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lowered
Feed dog:
Presser bar lifter: in darning position
(see page 96)
Sewing thread: Embroidery and darning thread,
wool
Draw the wool thread through the needle hole of
the darning foot and into the thread guide (Fig. 1).
Place the wool thread under the darning foot. Start
at the top left and place the wool thread back and
forth across the damaged area (Fig. 2).
Then cut the wool thread and sew over the rows
of wool thread with zigzag stitches or an elasticstitch seam (Fig. 3).
Do not place the lines of stitching too close to
gether as this would make the darn too hard.
All darning work described above is carried out
on the reverse side of the fabric, so that the darn
looks neater on the face side.
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Darning with elastic stitch
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Sew as many elastic-stitch seams over the dai
aged spot as may be required to cover it col
pletely. Overlap the seams slightly (Fig. 1).
Inserting patches
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Stitch length:
Need/e position: down
The new piece of fabric is pinned on the face sid
and the fabric edge over-sewn with the selecte
stitch.
To make the patch more durable you can sew
second seam at sewing-foot width from the first
Afterwards cut away the damaged material on th
inside (Fig. 2).
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Darning torn fabrics
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For mending tears, frayed edges and small holes,
place a piece of material under the torn fabric which
is larger than the damaged area. Stitch over the
area at the width of the tear. The material under
neath reinforces the damaged material and ensures
reliable darning. Trim any protruding material on
the underside close to the edge (Fig, 3).
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Lingerie buttonholes
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Sewing thread: Embroidery and darning thread
Generally buttonholes are sewn onto double mate
rial. In spite of this, a piece of paper should be
placed underneath during sewing. First mark the
spacings and the distance from the edge. The
points thus obtained always mark the beginning
of sewing, Pull the runner of the buttonhole foot
fully to the front before beginning the buttonhole.
Sew the first lengthwise seam at the required
length (Fig. 1 a). After that the Pfaff Creative sews
the first bar and the reverse seam. It must be sewn
at the same length as the first lengthwise seam
(Fig. 1 b). Again press the key “tie-off/buttonhole”
to sew the bartack. The Pfaff Creative then sews
the bartack automatically and secures the seam
at the end (Fig. 1 c). Now the buttonhole is stored.
Without actuating further keys, all following but
tonholes can be sewn.
For sewing the following buttonholes it will be
good to lift the fabric a little in order not to affect
feeding of the fabric. The sewing speed should
remain constant.
• If a buttonhole does not turn out properly
during programming, it can be cancelled and
programmed again by pressing the pattern
start key.
Balancing the density c
buttonhole seams
With key 105 the left buttonhole seam can be adap
ted to the right one. First make a sample buttonhole.
• Sew the first buttonhole seam in the length re
quired and
• the first bartack.
• Set balance key 105 toward + or and adjust
the second buttonhole seam to the first one
(Fig. 2).
• Sew last bartack.
• The change in this way will be maintained for
the following buttonholes.
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Changing the buttonhole
stitch length
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With the stitch length key (106), the butterl
seams can be set more densely or loosely
Buttonholes with
gimp thread
A
In the case of elastic materials, it is possible that
button holes extend. Therefore, the buttonhole
should be strengthened with interlining mat
In order to retain the shape of the button-hole,
gimp thread if possible. Place the gimp thread o’
the back ridge A”, pull taut and jam it into ti.
ridge B” to the left and right (Fig. 1). (Pull runit’
fully forwards).
The buttonhole sequence is the same as with
gimp thread, see page 99. After completing II
buttonhole pull on both thread ends of the gin
thread until the loop is corvered up by the bar. TI.
is where the button is located later. Pull the gin
threads through to the underside with a needi
(Fig. 2), secure them and trim them.
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Correction of buttonhole
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b
If a buttonhole does not turn out properly dunn
programming, it can be cleared and programme
again by pressing the pattern start key.
As you know, it is difficult to sew buttonholes ii
collar stands, waistband strips etc. In such cases,
the buttonhole length should be drawn in previouslt,
and the first seam, bartack and second seam con
trolled by hand (Fig. 3) Sewing foot No. 2 can also
be used for this work.
(Sewing procedure as described on page 99).
Single buttonhole
C
A garment may consist of different numbers of
fabric plies, e.g. the buttonhole strip may consist of
three plies and the collar stand of six owing to the
folded seam edge. In this case it is necessary to pro
gramme the computerfor varying numbers of fabric
plies in order to maintain the same buttonhole
length as on the 3-ply buttonhole strip.
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Changing the buttonhole width
For every fabric type, the corresponding button
hole width can be determined up to 5.5 mm. For
light materials select a wide buttonhole (Fig. 4 a)
and a narrow one for difficult materials (Fig. 4 b).
With the stitch width key (107), you determine the
required buttonhole width. The length of the cut
changes itself automatically (Figs. 3, 4. 5. 6, page
63). A buttonhole width of 4.5 mm is now stored.
Cutting buttonholes open
When cutting open the buttonhole it is important
not to damage the bartacks. In order to avoid this,
insert a dress-pin crosswise in front of each tack.
Insert the point of the ripper in the middle of the
buttonhole seam and cut open one half carefully,
then cut open the other half in the opposite direc
tion. If you have no punch pliers to cut the eyelet,
simply cut around the curve with a pair of pointed
scissors (Fig. 1).
Sewing on buttons
Feed dog: Dropped
Lay the button on the mark made on the fabric
beforehand and push the fabric with the button
under the sewing foot (Fig. 2). Turn the hand wheel
towards you and adjust the position of the button
so that the needle stitches into its left hole Lower
the presser bar lifter. Turn the hand wheel and
check to make sure the needle enters the right hole
of the button Then sew the button on.
After backtacking, the needle stops in its upper
position.
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Sewing n zppers
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Key: Needle down
There are different kinds of zippers: joined or Si’
zippers and special ones for trousers or slacl’
They can be inserted concealed or open, as reqi
red.
The zipper toot can be engaged on the left or
the right, depending on the work (Figs. 1 and 2).
Fully concealed zippers
Baste the zipper in first. Push the zipper foot to th
left as far as it will go, place the open zipper und
the foot so that its right-hand guide edge move
along the zipper teeth (Fig. 3). Sew about half th
seam at the required depth, leave the needle dowi
in the material, raise the zipper foot and close tb
zipper (Fig. 4). Then lower the foot again, continu
stitching until you reach the end of the zipper an
sew across this end.
Sew along the other side of the zipper parallel t
the edge and at the same distance as the firs
seam. Shortly before you reach the end of the seam
leave the needle down in the material, raise thE
sewing foot, open the zipper (Fig. 5), lower the foo
again and sew to the end of the seam.
Our sewing tip: It you lack practice, we recommend
using the quilting gauge to obtain parallel seams.
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Key: Needle down
• Snap the zipper foot in at the right.
Iron the fly edge. Baste the closed zipper under
neath the pressed right-hand fly edge so that its
teeth are still visible. Pin facing strip ‘A’ to the under
side and stitch it down at the same time as you
sew on the zipper. The zipper teeth move along
the right-hand guide edge (Fig. 1) Shortly before
you reach the end of the seam, leave the needle
down in the material, raise the sewing foot and
open the zipper. Then lower the foot again and
sew the seam to the end Close the zipper.
Fold the right edge over the left and pin it in place
according to the seam line. Then baste in the left
zipper chain (Fig. 2).
Open the zipper. Attach the edge guide and adjust
it so that its finger moves along the fabric edge
(Fig, 3). Shortly before you reach the end of the
seam, leave the needle down in the material, raise
the sewing foot and close the zipper. Then lower
the foot again and sew to the end of the seam.
Secure the end of the zipper seam with a tack.
Our sewing tip: If a zipper jams after dry cleaning,
rub candle wax or a piece of soap over its teeth.
It can then be opened and closed without any effort.
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Jsing the right needle ensures
)etter sewing results.
Fabric weight:
Fabric weight:
Fabric weight:
flght
medium
heavy
Needle size:
80, 90
Needle size:
100, 110, 120
:
Needle size:
60, 70, 75
Neede points
Profile
System&No.
:
Point & eye
.
Universal needle for fine-meshed
synthetics, fine linen, chiffon, batiste,
organdy, woolens, velvet, fancy seams
and embroidery work.
Light ball point
130/705 H
70, 80
—
Suitable for
—
Medium
ball point
Coarse knitted fabrics, Lastex, doublejersey fabrics, Quiana and Simplex.
130/705 H-PS
75, 90
Medium
ball point
Stretch-fabric needle developed
especially for Pfaff. Particularly suitable
for delicate stretch and knitted fabrics.
130/705H-SKF
70, 110
Heavy
ball point
Wide-meshed corsetry, Lycra, Simplex
and Lastex.
130/705H-J
90—110
Acute
round point
130/705H-SUK
70, 110
-
—
Twill, workwear, heavy linen, blue jeans
and light canvas.
Narrow
twist point
Leather, suede, calf and goatskiri
leathers.
130/705 H-PCI
80—110
Narrow wedge
point with
left-twist groove
Imitation leathers, plastic materials,
plastic sheeting and oilcloth.
130 H-N
70—110
Light ball point,
long eye
Seams topstitched with buttonhole silk
or No. 30)3 synthetic thread.
Hemstitching
point
Attractive hemstitching on heavily
dressed materials, organdy and
glass cambric.
130/705 H-LR
70—120
,c
130/705 HWING:
100
.
—
104
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—
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—
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edge chart
130/705
80
H-ZWTT
130/705 H-ZWI
80
90
100
I
2.5mm
2.5mm
2.5mm
2.5mm
3.0mm
—
—
Stchwidth
Stitch length
System&Nx
—
.
—
—
-
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Needle
spacing
Suitable he
t1 .6 mm
2.0 mm
Mehum wt
on
2,5 mm
3.0 mm
4.0mm
1
[-xtd
Exir;
‘Jd
Decorative designs sewn with twin needlesl and check to make sure the needles slih.h
3efore you start sewing, turn the handwhee can be largely prevented
rabric properly. In this way, needle breakage
Decorative and zigzag patterns
130/705 H-ZWI
80
80
:80
1.6mm
2.0 mm
2.5mm
wide
narrow
narrow
0.5—1.5 mm
0.5—i .5 mm
0.5-1.5mm
1_
Orri. I
(3rrh ‘Fl
Orr,iFi
-;
Special hemstitching twin needle
‘130/705
H-ZWIHo
80
100
20—3.0 mm
2.0—3.0 mm
:
very narrow
very narrow
h tt.’
stt(hIfl1
fabri
ticul
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PFAFF-HANDELSGESELLSCHAFT
für Hausha[tnâhmaschinen mbH.
7500 rIsruhe 41
West Germany
Subec to ateratons fl desgn.
Printed in West-Germany
Nr. 30031 engl. HR 487
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