INSTRUCTION MANUAL
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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1. An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in. Always unplug this sewing
machine from the electric outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.
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Watts.
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1. Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when this sewing machine is used
by or near children.
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Use only attachments recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this owner’s manual.
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it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water.
Return this sewing machine to the nearest authorized dealer or service center for examination,
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5. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
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administered.
8. To disconnect, turn all controls to the off (“O”) position, then remove plug from outlet.
9. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
10. Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the sewing machine
needle and/or cutting blade.
11. Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break.
12. Do not use bent needles.
13. Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the needle causing it to break.
14. Switch this sewing machine off (“O”) when making any adjustment in the needle area, such as
threading the needle, changing the needle, threading the bobbin or changing the presser foot, and
the like.
15. Always unplug this sewing machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or
when making any other adjustments mentioned in this owner’s manual.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1. ESSENTIAL PARTS
SECTION 4. UTILITY STITCHING
Name of Parts ........................................................ 2
Overcasting .......................................................... 17
Tricot Stitch .......................................................... 18
Knit Stitch ............................................................. 18
SECTION 2. GETTING READY TO SEW
Straight Stretch Stitch .......................................... 19
Extension Table ...................................................... 3
Accessories Storage BoxThread and Needle Chart3
Sewing on Buttons ............................................... 20
Buttonhole ....................................................... 21-22
Standard Accessories ............................................ 4
Corded Buttonhole ............................................... 23
Connecting the Machine to the Power Supply ....... 5
Zipper Application ................................................. 24
Foot control ............................................................ 5
Blind Stitch Hemming ........................................... 25
Presser Foot Lifter .................................................. 6
To Attach and Remove the Presser Foot ............... 6
Changing Needle ................................................... 7
SECTION 5. DECORATIVE STITCHING
To check the needle ............................................... 7
Tabella tipi di tessuto, fili e aghi .............................. 7
Shell Tuck ............................................................. 26
Setting Spool Pins .................................................. 8
Stretch Stitch Patterns ......................................... 26
Smocking ............................................................. 27
Removing or Inserting the Bobbin Case ................ 8
Applique ............................................................... 28
Winding the Bobbin ................................................ 9
Threading Bobbin Case ......................................... 9
SECTION 6. CARE OF YOUR MACHINE
Threading the Machine ........................................ 10
Dismantling and Assembling Hook Race Unit ...... 29
Needle Threader .................................................. 11
Drawing Up Bobbin Thread .................................. 11
Cleaning the Feed Dog ........................................ 29
Sewing Light ......................................................... 30
Balancing Needle Thread Tension ....................... 12
Troubleshooting ................................................... 31
Adjusting Bobbin Thread Tension ........................ 12
Pattern Selector Dial ............................................ 13
Stitch Length Control ............................................ 13
Stitch Width Control ............................................. 13
Reverse Stitch Button .......................................... 14
Dropping the Feed Dog ........................................ 14
SECTION 3. BASIC SEWING
Straight Stitch Sewing .......................................... 15
To Change Sewing Direction ................................ 15
Using the Seam Guides on the Needle Plate ....... 16
Turning Square Corners ....................................... 16
Variable Needle Position ...................................... 16
Zigzag Stitching .................................................... 17
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SECTION 1. ESSENTIAL PARTS
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8
9
7
6
Name of Parts
5
q Reverse stitch button
w Pattern selector dial
4
e Stitch width control
11
r Stitch length control
t Bobbin winder stopper
12
3
y Bobbin winder spindle
2
u Spool pins
i Bobbin winder thread guide
13
o Thread guide
!0 Thread take-up lever
1
14
!1 Thread tension dial
!2 Face plate
!3 Thread cutter
15
!4 Needle threader
!5 Needle plate
!6 Presser foot holder
20
!7 Needle clamp
!8 Needle
16
!9 Presser foot
@0 Extension table
@1 Carrying handle
17
18
@2 Handwheel
@3 Power switch
19
@4 Machine socket
21
@5 Free arm
@6 Buttonhole lever
@7 Presser foot lifter
27
22
26
25
23
24
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SECTION 2. GETTING READY TO SEW
Extension Table
The extension table provides added sewing surface
and can be easily removed for free arm sewing.
Detaching the table:
Pull the table away from the machine.
Attaching the table:
Push the extension table until it snaps into the
machine.
•Advantages and uses of free arm
— Avoid fabric bunching around the needle when bartacking
to reinforce pockets, plackets and waistlines.
— For stitching sleeves, waistbands, pant legs or any
circular garment area
— For darning socks or mending knees, elbows or areas of
wear in children's clothes
Accessories Storage Box
Sewing accessories are conveniently located in the extension
table.
q Accessories storage box
1
3
Standard Accessories
Ref. No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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Description
Bobbins
Straight stitch foot
Satin stitch foot
Zipper foot
Automatic buttonhole foot
Screwdriver
Screwdriver
Seam ripper
Lint brush
Needle set
Soft cover
Foot control
5
9
12
4
2
3
4
6
7
8
10
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Connecting the Machine to the Power Supply
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2
Before connecting the power cord, make sure the voltage and
frequency shown on the machine conform to your electrical
power.
1. Turn off the power switch.
2. Insert the machine plug into the machine socket.
3. Insert the power supply plug into the outlet .
4. Turn on the power switch to turn on the power and sewing
1
light.
q Power supply plug
5
w Power switch
e Outlet
4
r Machine socket
t Machine plug
y Foot control
6
Foot control
Sewing speed can be varied by the foot control.
The harder you press on the control, the faster the machine
runs.
Caution:
Do not place anything on the foot control, otherwise the
machine will start advertently.
5
Presser Foot Lifter
The presser foot lifter raises and lowers your presser foot.
You can raise it about 0.6 cm (1/4") higher than the normal up
position for easy removal of the presser foot or to help you to
place heavy fabric under the foot.
q Normal up position
w Highest position
2
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To Attach and Remove the Presser Foot
To remove:
Turn the handwheel toward you to raise the needle to its highest
position.
Raise the presser foot.
Press the lever on the back of the foot holder.
The presser foot will drop off.
To attach:
Place the presser foot so the pin on the foot lies just under the
groove of the foot holder.
Lower the foot holder to lock the foot in place.
6
Changing Needle
Raise the needle by turning the handwheel toward you and
lower the presser foot.
Loosen the needle clamp screw by turning it counterclockwise.
Remove the needle from the clamp.
Insert the new needle into the clamp with the flat side away
from you.
When inserting the needle into the clamp, push it up as far as
it will go and tighten the clamp screw firmly with the screwdriver.
* Check your needles frequently for barbed or blunted points.
Snags and runs in knits, fine silks and silk-like fabrics are
permanent and are almost always caused by a damaged
needle.
To check the needle
Place the flat side of the needle on something flat (needle
plate, glass etc.). The clearance between the needle and flat
surface should be consistent. Never use a bent or blunt needle.
Fabrics
Light
weight
Crepe de Chine, Voile,
Lawn, Organdy,
Georgette,
Tricot
Fine Silk
Fine Cotton
Fine Synthetic
Fine Cotton
Covered
Polyester
Medium Linens, Cotton, Pique, 50 silk
Serge, Double Knits, 50 to 80 Cotton
weight
Percale
50 to 60
Synthetic
Cotton Covered
Polyester
Heavy
weight
Denim, Tweed,
Gabardine,
Coating, Drapery and
Upholstery Fabric
Thread and Needle Chart
Thread
50 silk
40 to 50 Cotton
40 to 50
Synthetic
Cotton Covered
Polyester
65/9
or
75/11
* In general, fine threads and needles are used for sewing
thin fabrics, and thicker threads and needles are used for
sewing heavy fabrics. Always test thread and needle size
on a small piece of fabric which will be used for actual sewing.
* Use the same thread for needle and bobbin.
75/11
or
90/14
* When sewing stretch, very fine fabrics and synthetics, use
a BLUE TIPPED needle.
The blue tipped needle effectively prevents skipped stitches.
* When sewing very fine fabrics, sew over a piece of paper
to prevent seam puckering.
90/14
100/16
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Setting Spool Pins
The spool pins are used for holding the spool of thread in order
to feed thread to the machine.
To use, pull up the spool pin. Push down for storage.
Removing or Inserting the Bobbin Case
Open the hook cover.
q Hook cover
1
Raise the needle by turning the handwheel toward you.
Take out the bobbin case by holding the latch.
w Latch
2
3
When inserting the bobbin case, place the horn into the recess
of the hook race.
e Horn
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Winding the Bobbin
1
z Pull the handwheel out.
x Draw the thread from spool.
Guide the thread around the bobbin winder thread guide.
c Insert the thread through the hole in the bobbin from the
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inside to the outside.
Put the bobbin on the bobbin winder spindle.
v Push it to the right.
2
b With the free end of the thread held in your hand, depress
the foot control.
Stop the machine when it has made a few turns, and cut the
thread close to the hole in the bobbin.
n Depress the foot control again.
When the bobbin is fully wound, stop the machine.
Return the bobbin winder spindle to its original position by
moving the spindle to the left, and cut the thread.
6
5
m Push the handwheel to the left. (original position).
Note :
4
Return the bobbin winder spindle when the machine stops.
7
Threading Bobbin Case
z Place the bobbin into the bobbin case.
Make sure the thread unwinds in the direction of arrow.
1
x Pull the thread into the bobbin case slot.
2
c Draw the thread under the tension spring and into the
3
delivery eye.
* Leave about 10 cm (4") of free thread.
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Threading the Machine
3
Raise the take–up lever to its highest position by turning
1
the handwheel toward you.
Raise the presser foot.
Place a spool on the spool pin as shown, with thread
coming from back of the spool.
2
4
5
6
z Draw the thread into thread guide using both hands.
x While holding the thread near spool, draw thread down
into the tension area and then around the check spring
holder.
1
2
c Firmly draw the thread up and through the take-up lever
from right to left.
3
v Then draw the thread down and slip it into the lower
thread guide.
b Draw the thread down and slip it into needle bar thread
4
guide on the left.
n Thread the needle eye from front to back.
* Refer to page 11 for the built-in needle threader.
5
Note:
6
You may want to cut the end of thread with sharpscissors for
easier needle threading.
10
Needle Threader
z Raise the needle to its highest position.
1
Pull down the needle threader knob as far as it will go.
x Turn the knob in the direction of the arrow in the
illustration, then insert Hook into the needle eye.
Lead the thread around Guide and under Hook.
c Turn the knob in the direction of the arrow in the
illustration, drawing the thread loop through the needle.
v Pull the thread through the needle eye.
2
* The needle threader can be used with a #11 to #16 needle
or a Janome Blue tipped needle. Thread size 50 to 90
should also work well.
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Drawing Up Bobbin Thread
1
z Raise the presser foot and hold the needle thread
lightly with your left hand.
x Turn the handwheel slowly toward you with your right
hand until the needle goes down and continue turning
the handwheel until the take–up lever is at its highest
position.
Lightly draw up the needle thread forming a loop of
the bobbin thread.
c Pull 15 cm (6") of both threads back and under the
presser foot.
2
3
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Balancing Needle Thread Tension
1
z Correct tesion:
The thread tension is adjusted depending on the sewing
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4
materials, layers of fabric and sewing method.
3
1
* The ideal straight stitch has threads looked between two
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layers of fabric, as illustrated (magnifies to show detail).
* For an ideal zigzag stitch, the bobbin thread does not
show on the right side (top side) of the fabric, and the needle
thread shows slightly on the wrong side (bottomside) of
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the fabric.
q Needle thread (Top thread)
w Bobbin thread (Bottom thread)
e Right side (Top side) of fabric
r Wrong side (Bottom side) of fabric
t Thread tension dial
y Setting mark
2
x Needle thread tension is too tight:
The bobbin thread (bottom thread) will appear on the
right side (top side) of the fabric.......Loosen the needle
thread tension by moving the dial to a lower number.
3
c Needle thread tension is too loose:
The needle thread (top thread) will appear on the wrong
side (bottom side) of the fabric.......Tighten the needle
thread tension by moving the dial to a higher number.
Adjusting Bobbin Thread Tension
For general sewing, the bobbin thread tension does not need to
adjust. However, you can adjust the bobbin thread tension for a
specific sewing need.
Turn the adjusting screw to the right to tighten or, to the left to
loosen the tension.
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Pattern Selector Dial
1
Raise the needle and presser foot. Turn the pattern selector
dial to set the symbol of the desired pattern at the setting mark.
q Setting mark
PATTERN
Stitch Length Control
STRETCH
S
L
Turn the stitch length control to set the setting mark at the desired
0
1
2
3
4
2
3
4
stitch length.
The higher the number, the longer the stitch length.
q Setting mark
• “
1
” is the recommended setting for buttonhole stitching.
• Adjust the stitch length control in the 0.5–4 range when you
sew the zigzag stitch.
• Set the stitch length control at “S.S.” to sew the stretch stitch
pattern sewing.
STRETCH
S
L
• If the stretch stitch pattern is uneven, slide the stitch
0
1
length control in the direction of “S” to compress it, or “L” to
expand it.
L
S
Stitch Width Control
Turn the stitch width control to set the setting mark at the
0
desired stitch width.
The higher the number, the wider the stitch width.
When the stitch width is narrow, the right side of the pattern is
cut off.
Width [5]
2
3
4
5
1
q Setting mark
(Example)
1
Width [3]
Note :
Raise the needle above the fabric, when you turn the stitch
width control.
13
Reverse Stitch Button
As long as you keep the reverse stitch button depressed, the
machine sews backwards.
Dropping the Feed Dog
1
z Open the hook cover.
q Hook cover
x To drop the feed dog, pull down the drop lever and
move it to the right, as illustrated.
w Drop lever
c To raise the feed dog, pull down the drop lever and
move it to the left, as illustrated.
1
* The feed dog must be up for normal sewing.
* The feed dog will return to the up position when the
machine starts running.
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2
2
2
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SECTION 3. BASIC SEWING
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2
Straight Stitch Sewing
3
q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
Zigzag foot or Straight stitch foot
e Thread tension:
r Stitch length:
2–6
1.5–4
t Stitch width:
(0) or
STRETCH
S
L
NOTE: When using the straight stitch foot, make sure to set the
stitch width control at
0
1
2
3
4
(5)
0
5
(Center needle position)
and stitch width at “5”. Otherwise the needle may strike
the sewing foot and possibly brrak.
z Raise the presser foot and position the fabric with its edge
lining up with a seam guide line on the needle plate.
1
Lower the needle into the fabric.
Lower the presser foot and smooth the threads toward
the back. Depress the foot control.
Gently guide the fabric along the guide line letting the fabric
feed by itself.
x For fastening the end of seams, press the reverse stitch
button and sew several reverse stitches.
Raise the presser foot and remove the fabric, drawing
2
the threads to the back.
c Draw the threads up and into the thread cutter.
The threads are cut the proper length for starting the next
seam.
3
To Change Sewing Direction
Stop the machine and turn the handwheel toward you to bring the
needle down into the fabric.
Raise the presser foot.
Pivot the fabric around the needle to change sewing direction as
desired. Lower the presser foot and continue sewing.
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1
2
3
4
5
4
Using the Seam Guides on the Needle Plate
1
The seam guides on the needle plate help you to measure seam
width.
* The numbers indicate the distance between the center
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needle position and the guide line.
Numbers on the needle plate 10
15
20
3/8" 4/8" 5/8" 6/8"
Distance in centimeters
1.5
2.0
1.0
1.0
1.3
1.6
1.9
4
q Guide lines
w Cornering guide
2
e Needle plate
r Needle plate hole
t Seam width from the center needle position
5
Turning Square Corners
To turn a square corner 1.6 cm (5/8") from the fabric edge.
When the fabric edge facing you lines up with the cornering guide
as illustrated, stop stitching and lower the needle by turning the
handwheel towards you.
Raise the presser foot and turn the fabric to line the edge with the
1.6 cm (5/8") seam guide.
Lower the presser foot and begin stitching in the new direction.
w Cornering guide
2
Variable Needle Position
0
When the straight stitch is selected, you can move the needle
between center and left needle position by turning the stitch
width control.
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1
2
3
4
5
Zigzag Stitching
1
q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
Zigzag foot
e Thread tension:
r Stitch length:
2–5
0.5–4
t Stitch width:
5
2
3
STRETCH
S
L
0
1
2
3
4
4
0
1
2
3
4
5
5
Simple zigzag stitching is widely used for overcasting, sewing on
buttons etc.
SECTION 4. UTILITY STITCHING
1
2
3
Overcasting
q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
Zigzag foot
1–4
r Stitch length:
t Stitch width:
1–2
5
STRETCH
S
L
0
1
2
3
4
0
5
The zigzag stitch is used on the seam allowance to prevent
fabric from fraying at raw edges.
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1
2
3
4
5
4
Tricot Stitch
1
2
3
q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
Zigzag foot
1–4
r Stitch length:
0.5–4
t Stitch width:
5
STRETCH
S
L
0
1
2
3
4
4
0
1
2
3
4
5
5
This stitch is used to finish the seam allowance on synthetics
and other fabrics that tend to pucker.
Place your fabric to allow a 1.6 cm (5/8") seam.
Trim the seam allowance after sewing.
Note :
Be careful not to cut the stitches.
It is also handy for darning and mending tears.
Knit Stitch
1
q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
Zigzag foot
1–4
r Stitch length:
t Stitch width:
S.S
5
2
3
STRETCH
S
L
0
1
2
3
4
0
5
This knit stitch is ideal for sewing swimwear and stretch velour
because it provides the greatest amount of elasticity and strength.
Place your fabric to allow a 1.6 cm (5/8") seam.
Trim the seam allowance after sewing.
Note:
Be careful not to cut the stitches.
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1
2
3
4
5
4
Straight Stretch Stitch
1
2
3
q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
Zigzag foot
2–6
r Stitch length:
S.S
t Stitch width:
(0) or
(5)
STRETCH
S
L
0
1
2
3
4
0
5
The stitch is sewn with two stitches forward and one stitch
backward forming a seam that does not rip easily.
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1
2
3
4
5
4
Sewing on Buttons
q Pattern selector:
1
w Presser foot:
Zigzag foot
e Thread tension:
r Stitch length:
1–3
Any
t Stitch width:
Adjust as necessary
y Feed dog:
Dropped
2
3
STRETCH
S
L
0
1
2
3
4
0
5
6
z Adjust the stitch width, and turn the handwheel to check
if the needle enters into each hole on the button.
1
x Lower the foot to hold the button in place.
2
The holes on the button should align with the slot of the foot.
c A pin can be placed on the foot to form a shank.
Make sure to check if the needle enters into both holes
on the button.
Sew about 10 stitches and cut the needle and bobbin
threads, leaving 20 cm (8") tail.
v Bring the needle thread between the button and fabric
through the holes on the button.
Pull the needle thread to pick bobbin thread up to
the right side of the fabric.
3
Wind the threads to from a shank and tie them together.
b Raise the feed dog after sewing.
4
20
5
1
2
3
4
5
4
Buttonhole
1
q Pattern selector:
2
BH
3
(BH)
w Presser foot:
Automatic buttonhole foot
e Thread tension:
r Stitch length:
1–5
t Stitch width:
5
(0.25–1)
STRETCH
S
L
0
1
2
3
4
4
* The size of buttonhole is automatically set by placing the
button in the automatic buttonhole foot.
0
* The button holder of the foot takes a button size up to
1
2
3
4
5
5
2.5 cm (1") in diameter.
* Make a test buttonhole on a sample duplicating the fabric,
interfacing and seams of the actual garment.
* Place the button on the fabric sample and mark the top and
bottom to determine the position of buttonhole.
1
* Use interfacing on stretch fabrics.
2
3
z Turn the handwheel toward you to raise the needle to
its highest position.
Raise the presser foot lifter.
x Select the pattern “BH” by turning the pattern selector
dial.
If the BH pattern is already selected, reset the dial once
4
according to the procedure in вЃ„2.
c Attach the automatic buttonhole foot.
v Pull the button holder to the back, and place the button
in it. Push back the button holder toward you as far as
it will go.
b Pull the buttonhole lever downward as far as it will go.
q Buttonhole lever
n Insert fabric under the foot.
Turn the handwheel slowly towards you with your right
hand until the needle goes down and continue turning
5
handwheel until the take-up lever is at its highest position.
m Remove the fabric to the left to draw both threads to
the left.
1
, Insert the garment under the foot, and lower the needle
at the starting point.
Then lower the automatic buttonhole foot.
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Note:
7
8
3
Make sure there is no gap between the slider and the spring
holder. If there is a gap, the length of the rows will be different,
as shown.
4
5
w Starting point
e Slider
r There should be no gap
t Spring holder
y Difference
6
2
21
. Sew slowly and stop the machine when a buttonhole is
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completed.
* The front bartack and left row first, then the back bartack
and right row.
вЃ„0 Cut both needle and bobbin threads leaving about 10 cm
(4") thread ends.
Draw the needle thread to wrong side of fabric by pulling
the bobbin thread.
Then, knot the threads.
вЃ„1 Insert a pin inside the bartack.
10 11
Then cut the opening with seam ripper.
Take care not to cut the stitches.
вЃ„2 To repeat buttonhole sewing, turn the stitch selector to
12
, then back to
again, as shown.
Now, simply step on the foot control to sew an identical
buttonhole.
PATTERN
PATTERN
вЃ„3 When buttonhole sewing is finished, push the buttonhole
13
lever upward as far as it will go.
To adjust buttonhole stitch density:
Set the stitch length control between 0.5 and 1.0 to adjust the
buttonhole stitch density.
STRETCH
S
L
22
0
1
2
3
4
Corded Buttonhole
2
1
q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
Automatic buttonhole foot
1–5
r Stitch length:
t Stitch width:
3
BH
(BH)
(0.25 – 1)
STRETCH
S
L
5
0
1
2
3
4
0
5
z Use the same procedure as automatic buttonhole.
1
* Set the stitch width to match with the thickness of the
cord used.
With the buttonhole foot raised, hook the filler cord on the
spur at the back of the buttonhole foot.
Bring the ends toward you under the buttonhole foot,
clearing the front end.
Hook the filler cord into the forks on the front of the
automatic buttonhole foot to hold them tight.
Lower the needle into the garment where the buttonhole
1
will start and lower the foot.
q Spur
x Depress the foot control gently and sew the buttonhole.
Each side of the buttonhole and the bartacks will be sewn
over the cord.
Remove the fabric from the machine and cut the sewing
2
threads only.
c Pull the left end of the filler cord to tighten it.
Thread the end through a darning needle, draw to the wrong
side of the fabric and cut.
* To cut the buttonhole opening, refer to the Instructions on
page 46.
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4
5
4
Zipper Application
1
q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
Zipper foot
3–6
r Stitch length:
1.5 – 4
t Stitch width:
5
2
3
STRETCH
S
L
0
1
2
3
4
0
5
Pin or baste zipper tape to fabric and place it under the foot.
Smooth the threads toward the back and lower the foot.
To sew the left side of the zipper, guide the zipper teeth along the
edge of the foot and stitch through the garment and zipper tape.
Turn the fabric and sew the other side of the zipper in the same
way as you did the left side.
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2
3
4
5
4
Blind Stitch Hemming
2
1
q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
Zigzag foot
e Thread tension:
r Stitch length:
2–4
1–3
t Stitch width:
5
3
STRETCH
S
L
0
1
2
3
4
4
0
1
2
3
4
5
5
z Fold up the hem and fold it back to from a 0.4 to 0.7cm (1/4")
1
allowance as illustrated.
q Wrong side of the fabric
[A]
[B]
2
w 0.4 to 0.7 cm (1/4")
[A] Heavy weight fabrics
[B] Fine or medium weight fabrics
2
1
1
x Position the fabric on the machine so that the needle just
pierces the folded part of the fabric when the needle comes
over to the extreme left side of wide zigzag stitch.
Lower the presser foot.
After hemming is completed, press both sides of the finished hem.
The top side of the fabric shows only the blind stitches.
2
c Open the fold flat.
e Right side of the fabric
* If the needle drops far left, the stitches will show on the
right side of the fabric.
3
3
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SECTION 5. DECORATIVE STITCHING
2
1
Shell Tuck
3
q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot
e Thread tension:
r Stitch length:
6–8
2–3
t Stitch width:
5
STRETCH
S
L
0
1
2
3
4
4
0
1
2
3
4
5
5
Place the folded edge along the slot of foot.
The needle should fall off the edge of the fabric on the right
forming a tuck.
Stretch Stitch Patterns
q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
Zigzag foot
1–4
r Stitch length:
STRETCH
t Stitch width:
5
1
2
3
STRETCH
S
L
0
1
2
3
4
0
5
If forward and reverse feeds become unbalanced due to the type
of fabric, adjust the balance by sliding the stitch length control as
follows:
If patterns are compressed, slide the control toward “L”.
If patterns are drawn, slide the control toward “ S”.
(See page 28)
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2
3
4
5
4
Smocking
1
2
q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
Zigzag foot
e Thread tension:
r Stitch length:
1–4
STRETCH
t Stitch width:
5
3
STRETCH
S
L
0
1
2
3
4
0
5
With the stitch length at “4”, sew straight stitching lines 1 cm
(3/8") apart, across the area to be smocked.
1
Knot the threads along one edge. Pull the bobbin threads and
distribute the gathers evenly.
Secure the threads at the other end.
Sew the decorative stitch between the gathering stitches.
Pull out the gathering stitches.
Note:
Loosen the needle thread tension to make gathering easier.
q 1 cm (3/8")
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3
4
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Applique
2
1
q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
Satin stitch foot
1–4
r Stitch length:
0.5–1
t Stitch width:
5
3
STRETCH
S
L
0
1
2
3
4
0
5
Baste (or fuse with iron-on fabric joiner) applique pieces on the
fabric. Stitch around the applique making sure the needle falls
along the outer edge of the applique.
When sewing corners, lower the needle down into the fabric. Raise
the presser foot and pivot fabric to the right or left.
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3
4
5
4
SECTION 6. CARE OF YOUR MACHINE
Dismantling and Assembling
Hook Race Unit
Note:
Turn off the power switch and/or unplug the machine.
2
To dismantle hook race unit:
Raise the needle to its highest position and open the hook cover.
Open the hinged latch of bobbin case and take it out of the
machine.
1
Open the hook race ring holders and remove the hook race ring.
Remove the hook.
* Clean the hook race with a brush and a soft dry cloth.
q Bobbin case
5
w Hook race ring holders
4
e Hook race ring
r Hook
t Hook race
3
To assemble hook race unit:
Hold the hook by the center pin and fit it carefully back into the
hook race, forming a perfect circle with the shuttle driver.
Attach the hook race ring making sure the bottom pin fits into the
7
notch.
6
Lock the hook race ring by turning the holders back into position.
Insert the bobbin case.
y Pin
u Notch
Cleaning the Feed Dog
Note:
Turn off the power switch and/or unplug the machine
before cleaning the feed dog.
Remove the needle and the presser foot.
Remove the needle plate set screw and remove the needle plate.
With a brush, clean out dust and lint clogging the feed dog teeth.
Reset the needle plate.
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Sewing Light
Unplug the machine and open the face plate.
* Unplug the power supply before changing the bulb.
* Do not dismantle the machine other than explained in this
manual.
• To remove ............................. Push and twist to the left.
• To replace ............................. Push and twist to the right.
Warning:
The bulb could be HOT. Protect your fingers when handle it.
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Troubleshooting
Condition
The needle thread
breaks.
Cause
1. The needle thread is not threaded properly. b
2. The needle thread tension is too tight.
3. The needle is bent or blunt.
Reference
See Page 10
See page 12
See Page 7
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted.
See Page 7
5. The fabric is not being drawn to the back when sewing is finished. See Page 15
6. The thread is either too heavy or too fine for the needle.
See Page 7
The bobbin thread
1. The bobbin thread is not threaded properly in the bobbin case.
See Page 9
breaks.
2. Lint has collected in the bobbin case.
Clean the bobbin case.
Exchange bobbin.
3. The bobbin is damaged and doesn't turn smoothly.
The needle breaks.
1. The needle is incorrectly inserted.
2. The needle is bent or blunt.
3. The needle clamp screw is loose.
Seam puckering
See Page 7
4. The tension of the needle thread is too tight.
5. The fabric is not drawn to the back when sewing is finished.
See Page 12
See Page 15
6. The needle is too fine for the fabric being sewn.
See Page 7
See Page 13
7. The pattern selector dial had been turned while the needle was
in the material.
Skipped stitches
See Page 7
See Page 7
1. The needle is incorrectly inserted.
2. The needle is bent or blunt.
See Page 7
3. The needle and/or threads are not suitable for the work being
sewn.
See Page 7
4. A Blue Tip needle is not being used for sewing stretch, very
See Page 7
fine fabrics and synthetics.
5. The needle thread is not threaded properly.
See Page 10
1. The needle thread tension is too tight.
See Page 12
2. The machine is not threaded correctly.
See Page 7
3. The needle is too heavy for the fabric being sewn.
4. The stitches are too coarse for the fabric being new line sewn.
See Page 7
Make the
* When sewing extremely light weight materials, place a sheet
stitches denser.
See Page 7
of paper underneath the fabric.
Stitches form loops
below the work
The cloth is not
feeding smoothly.
1. The needle thread tension is too loose.
2. The needle is either too heavy or too fine for the thread.
See Page 12
See Page 7
1. The feed dog is packed with lint.
2. The stitches are too fine.
See Page 29
Make the
stitches coarser.
See Page 5
work.
1. The machine is not plugged in.
2. Thread is caught in the hook race.
The machine does not
3. Handwheel has been disengaged for bobbin winding.
1. Threads have been caught in hook mechanism.
See Page 9
See Page 29
2. The feed dog is packed with lint.
See Page 29
The machine does not
run smoothly and is
noisy.
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See Page 29
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