Getting Ready
Sewing Basics
Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine
Utility Stitches
Operation Manual
Product Code:882-S96
Character/
Decorative Stitches
Embroidery
Embroidery Edit
My Custom Stitch
Appendix
Please visit us at http://solutions.brother.com when you can get product
support and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using this machine, basic safety precautions should always be taken, including the following:
Read all instructions before using.
DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1.
The machine should never be left unattended while plugged in. Always unplug the machine from the electrical
outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.
WARNING -
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons:
1.
Do not allow this machine to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when the machine is used by or
near children.
2.
Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this manual. Use only accessories recommended by
the manufacturer as contained in this manual.
3.
Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped
or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the machine to the nearest authorized dealer or service center for
examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.
4.
Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the machine and foot
control free from the accumulation of lint, dust, and loose cloth.
5.
Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
6.
Do not use outdoors.
7.
Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered.
8.
To disconnect, turn the main switch to the symbol “
outlet.
9.
Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
” position which represents off, then remove plug from
10. Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the machine needle.
11. Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break.
12. Do not use bent needles.
13. Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the needle causing it to break.
14. Switch the machine to the symbol “
” position when making any adjustments in the needle area.
15. Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or when making any
other user servicing adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual.
16. This sewing machine is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.
17. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with this machine.
18. If the LED light unit (light-emitting diode) is damaged, it must be replaced by authorized dealer.
19. Hold the foot controller plug when rewinding into cord reel. Do not allow the plug to whip when rewinding.
20. When lifting the sewing machine, be careful not to make any sudden or careless movements, otherwise you
may injure your back or knees.
21. When transporting the sewing machine, be sure to carry it by its handle. Lifting the sewing machine by any
other part may damage the machine or result in the machine falling, which could cause injuries.
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Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this manual.
Use accessories recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual.
The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
For additional product information, visit our web site at www.brother.com
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This machine is intended for household use.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with the appliance.
FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA
AND CYPRUS ONLY
IMPORTANT
• In the event of replacing the plug fuse, use a fuse approved by ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying the
mark,
rating as marked on plug.
• Always replace the fuse cover. Never use plugs with the fuse cover omitted.
• If the available electrical outlet is not suitable for the plug supplied with this equipment, you should contact your
authorized dealer to obtain the correct lead.
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Declaration of Conformity (For USA Only)
Responsible Party:
Brother International Corporation
100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911 USA
TEL : (908) 704-1700
declares that the product
Product Name:
Model Number:
Brother Sewing Machine
NV5000
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
• The enclosed interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a Class
B digital device.
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
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CONGRATULATIONS ON CHOOSING OUR
MACHINE
Your machine is the most advanced computerized household embroidery and sewing machine. To fully enjoy all
the features incorporated, we suggest that you study the manual.
PLEASE READ BEFORE USING THIS MACHINE
For safe operation
1. Be sure to keep your eye on the needle while sewing. Do not touch the handwheel, thread take-up, needle, or
other moving parts.
2. Remember to turn off the power switch and unplug the cord when:
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Operation is completed
Replacing or removing the needle or any other parts
A power failure occurs during use
Maintaining the machine
Leaving the machine unattended.
3. Do not store anything on the foot controller.
4. Plug the machine directly into the wall. Do not use extension cords.
5. Do not place or store the machine near heaters or other hot appliances, in any location exposed to extremely
high or low temperatures, high humidity or dusty locations. Doing so could cause the machine to malfunction.
6. Never operate the machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped
or damaged, or water is spilled on the unit. Return the machine to the nearest authorized retailer or service
center for examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.
7. The sewing machine plastic bag should be kept out of the reach of children or disposed of. Never allow
children to play with plastic bags due to the danger of suffocation.
8. Do not place this sewing machine on an unstable surface, such as an unsteady or slanted table; otherwise the
sewing machine may fall, resulting in injuries.
For a longer service life
1. When storing this machine, avoid direct sunlight and high humidity locations. Do not use or store the machine
near a space heater, iron, halogen lamp, or other hot objects.
2. Use only neutral soaps or detergents to clean the case. Benzene, thinner, and scouring powders can damage
the case and machine, and should never be used.
3. Do not drop or hit the machine.
4. Always consult the operation manual when replacing or installing any assemblies, the presser feet, needle, or
other parts to assure correct installation.
5. Use only the interface cable (USB cable) included with this machine.
For repair or adjustment
In the event a malfunction occurs or adjustment is required, first follow the troubleshooting table in the back of the
operation manual to inspect and adjust the machine yourself. If the problem persists, please consult your local
authorized Brother dealer.
For additional product information and updates, visit our web site at www.brother.com
The contents of this manual, specifications of this product and also design of display are subject to change without
notice.
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WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE
SPECIAL FEATURES
Check operations and view advice on the large LCD (liquid crystal display).
Prepare the bobbin thread with one touch.
The automatic thread tension makes trial sewing unnecessary.
Automatic threading makes threading quick and easy.
Getting Ready
Sewing Basics
To learn the operation of the principal
parts and the screens
To learn how to prepare for sewing and
basic sewing operations
Chapter
Page 9
1
Utility Stitches
Pre-programmed with more than
100 frequently used stitches
Chapter
Page 57
Page 43
2
Character/Decorative
Stitches
The variety of stitches widen your creativity
Chapter
Page 115
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Embroidery
Embroidery Edit
Maximum 30 cm x 18 cm (approx. 12 x 7
inches) for large embroidery designs
Designs can be combined, rotated or enlarged
Chapter
Page 143
5
Chapter
Page 197
6
My Custom Stitch
Appendix
Create original decorative stitches
Caring for your machine and dealing with
errors and malfunctions
Chapter
Page 225
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Chapter
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Chapter
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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 explain your sewing machine’s basic operation procedures for someone who is
using the sewing machine for the first time. If you want to sew utility stitches or character/ decorative
stitches, read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, then go on to Chapter 3 (Utility Stitches) or Chapter 4 (Character/
Decorative Stitches).
When you are ready to begin using the embroidery function after reading Chapter 1 and Chapter 2,
proceed to Chapter 5 (Embroidery). Once you understand the steps explained in Chapter 5, go on to
Chapter 6 (Embroidery Edit) for an explanation about the convenient embroidery edit functions.
In the screens that appear in the step-by-step directions the parts that are used for the operation are shown
in
. Compare the screen in the directions with the actual screen, and carry out the operation.
If, while using the machine, you experience something you do not understand, or there is a function you
would like to know more about, refer to the index at the back of the operation manual in conjunction
with the table of contents to find the section of the manual you should refer to.
Chapter 3
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
To sew utility stitches
To sew character or
decorative stitches
Chapter 4
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
To do machine
embroidery
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Contents
CONTENTS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..................i
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE .....vi
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL ............................vii
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR
FUNCTIONS........................................................... 1
Machine ................................................................................. 1
Needle and Presser Foot Section ............................................. 2
Embroidery Unit ..................................................................... 3
Operation Buttons................................................................... 3
Included Accessories .............................................................. 4
Options................................................................................... 7
Chapter 1 Getting Ready
9
TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF ...................10
LCD SCREEN .......................................................11
Screens Operations Performed Using a USB Mouse .............. 14
Using the Machine Setting Mode Key .................................. 16
Using the Machine Operation Mode Key .............................. 21
Using the Pattern Explanation Key ........................................ 22
LOWER THREADING..........................................23
Chapter 4 Character/Decorative Stitches 115
Winding the Bobbin.............................................................. 23
Setting the Bobbin................................................................. 26
Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread............................................... 28
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS ........................ 116
UPPER THREADING ...........................................29
Threading Using the “Automatic Threading” Button.............. 29
Threading Manually .............................................................. 31
Using the Twin Needle Mode ............................................... 34
Using Threads that Unwind Quickly ..................................... 36
CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT .......................37
Removing the Presser Foot .................................................... 37
Attaching the Presser Foot ..................................................... 37
Attaching the Walking Foot................................................... 38
CHANGING THE NEEDLE...................................39
Chapter 2 Sewing Basics
43
SEWING ..............................................................44
Sewing a Stitch ..................................................................... 44
Sewing Reinforcement Stitches ............................................. 46
Sewing Curves ...................................................................... 46
Changing Sewing Direction .................................................. 46
Sewing Heavyweight Fabrics ................................................ 47
Sewing Lightweight Fabrics ................................................... 48
Sewing Stretch Fabrics .......................................................... 48
STITCH SETTINGS...............................................49
Setting the Stitch Width......................................................... 49
Setting the Stitch Length ........................................................ 49
Setting the Thread Tension .................................................... 50
USEFUL FUNCTIONS..........................................51
Automatic Reinforcement Stitching ....................................... 51
Automatic Thread Cutting ..................................................... 52
Pivoting ................................................................................ 53
Automatic Fabric Sensor System (Automatic Presser Foot
Pressure) ............................................................................... 55
Locking the Screen................................................................ 55
Chapter 3 Utility Stitches
57
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES...........................58
Saving Your Stitch Settings .................................................... 60
Using the Sewing Type Selection Key .................................. 61
SEWING THE STITCHES......................................63
Straight Stitches..................................................................... 63
Dart Seam ............................................................................. 67
Gathering.............................................................................. 68
Flat Fell Seam ....................................................................... 69
Pintuck ................................................................................. 69
Zigzag Stitches ...................................................................... 71
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Elastic Zigzag Stitches ...........................................................73
Overcasting ...........................................................................74
Quilting.................................................................................79
Blind Hem Stitches ................................................................89
Appliqué ...............................................................................90
Shelltuck Stitches ..................................................................91
Scallop Stitches .....................................................................92
Top Stitching .........................................................................92
Smocking Stitches .................................................................93
Fagoting ................................................................................93
Tape or Elastic Attaching .......................................................94
Heirloom...............................................................................95
One-step Buttonholes ............................................................97
Four-step Buttonholes..........................................................101
Bar Tacks ............................................................................105
Button Sewing .....................................................................107
Eyelet ..................................................................................109
Multi-directional Sewing
(Straight Stitch and Zigzag Stitch) ........................................110
Zipper Insertion ...................................................................111
Selecting Decorative Stitch Patterns/7mm Decorative Stitch
Patterns/Satin Stitch Patterns/7mm Satin Stitch Patterns/
Cross Stitch/Utility Decorative Stitch Patterns ......................118
Alphabet Characters ............................................................118
SEWING STITCH PATTERNS ............................ 120
Sewing Attractive Finishes ...................................................120
Basic Sewing .......................................................................120
Making Adjustments ............................................................121
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS............................ 123
Changing the Size ...............................................................124
Changing the Length (for 7mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only) ...125
Creating a Vertical Mirror Image .........................................125
Creating a Horizontal Mirror Image .....................................125
Sewing a Pattern Continuously ............................................125
Changing Thread Density (for Satin Stitch Patterns Only).....126
Checking the Image.............................................................127
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS..................... 128
Before Combining ...............................................................128
Combining Various Stitch Patterns.......................................128
Combining Large and Small Stitch Patterns..........................130
Combining Horizontal Mirror Image Stitch Patterns.............130
Combining Stitch Patterns of Different Length .....................131
Making Step Stitch Patterns
(for 7mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only) ....................................132
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION .................. 134
Stitch Data Precautions .......................................................134
Saving Stitch Patterns in the Machine’s Memory..................136
Saving Stitch Patterns to USB Media
(Commercially Available) ....................................................138
Saving Stitch Patterns in the Computer ................................139
Retrieving Stitch Patterns from the Machine’s Memory ........140
Recalling from USB Media ..................................................141
Recalling from the Computer...............................................142
Chapter 5 Embroidery
143
BEFORE EMBROIDERING................................. 144
Embroidery Step by Step......................................................144
Attaching Embroidery Foot “W” ..........................................145
Attaching the Embroidery Unit ............................................146
Contents
SELECTING PATTERNS......................................149
Selecting Embroidery Patterns/Heirloom Patterns/Border
Patterns/Cross stitch Patterns/Floral alphabet Patterns ..........151
Selecting Alphabet Character Patterns .................................152
Selecting Frame Patterns......................................................153
Selecting Patterns from Embroidery Cards ...........................154
Selecting Patterns from USB media/Computer .....................154
VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN ......................155
PREPARING THE FABRIC ..................................157
Attaching Iron-on Stabilizers (backing) to the Fabric ............157
Hooping the Fabric in the Embroidery Frame ......................158
Embroidering Small Fabrics or Fabric Edges ........................160
ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME..........162
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION .........163
Checking the Pattern Position..............................................163
Previewing the Completed Pattern.......................................164
SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN ..............165
Sewing Attractive Finishes ...................................................165
Sewing Embroidery Patterns ................................................166
Sewing Embroidery Patterns Which Use Appliqué...............168
ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY
PROCESS ...........................................................170
If the Bobbin Runs Out of Thread ........................................170
If the Thread Breaks During Sewing.....................................171
Restarting from the Beginning..............................................172
Resuming Embroidery After Turning Off the Power .............172
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS ..........174
Adjusting Thread Tension....................................................174
Using the Automatic Thread Cutting Function
(END COLOR TRIM) ...........................................................175
Using the Thread Trimming Function
(JUMP STITCH TRIM) ..........................................................175
Adjusting the Embroidery Speed..........................................176
Changing the Thread Color Display.....................................177
Changing the Embroidery Frame Display.............................178
REVISING THE PATTERN ..................................179
Changing the Pattern Position..............................................179
Aligning the Pattern and the Needle ....................................180
Changing the Size ...............................................................181
Rotating the Pattern .............................................................182
Creating a Horizontal Mirror Image .....................................183
Changing the Density (Alphabet Character and Frame
Patterns Only) .....................................................................183
Changing the Colors of Alphabet Character Patterns............184
Changing Alphabet Character Spacing................................ 207
Reducing Character Spacing ............................................... 208
Changing the Color of Each Alphabet Character
in a Pattern ......................................................................... 209
Changing the Thread Color................................................. 209
Creating a Custom Thread Table......................................... 210
Choosing a Color from the Custom Thread Table................ 212
Designing Repeated Patterns............................................... 213
After Editing........................................................................ 217
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COMBINING PATTERNS .................................. 219
Editing Combined Patterns.................................................. 219
Sewing Combined Patterns ................................................. 222
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION .................. 223
Chapter 7 MY CUSTOM STITCH
225
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DESIGNING A STITCH ..................................... 226
ENTERING STITCH DATA ................................ 228
USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES............... 233
Storing Custom Stitches in Your List .................................... 233
Retrieving Stored Stitches.................................................... 234
Chapter 8 Appendix
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235
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ............................. 236
About the Maintenance Message ........................................ 236
Cleaning the LCD Screen.................................................... 236
Cleaning the Machine Casing ............................................. 236
Cleaning the Race............................................................... 236
Adjusting the Alternate Bobbin Case (with no marking) ...... 237
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ADJUSTING THE SCREEN ................................ 238
Screen Visibility is Low ....................................................... 238
Touch Panel is Malfunctioning ........................................... 238
TROUBLESHOOTING ...................................... 240
ERROR MESSAGES............................................ 243
SPECIFICATIONS.............................................. 249
UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S
SOFTWARE ....................................................... 250
Upgrade Procedure Using USB Media ................................ 250
Upgrade Procedure Using Computer .................................. 251
STITCH SETTING CHART ................................. 253
Index................................................................. 260
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6
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION...................185
Embroidery Data Precautions ..............................................185
Saving Embroidery Patterns in the Machine’s Memory ........187
Saving Embroidery Patterns to USB Media
(Commercially Available) ....................................................189
Saving Embroidery Patterns in the Computer .......................190
Retrieving Patterns from the Machine’s Memory..................191
Recalling from USB Media ..................................................191
Recalling from the Computer...............................................192
EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS..........................194
7
8
Using a Frame Pattern to Make an Appliqué (1)...................194
Using a Frame Pattern to Make an Appliqué (2)...................195
Chapter 6 Embroidery Edit
197
EXPLANATION OF FUNCTIONS ......................198
SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT .......................199
Selecting Embroidery Patterns/Heirloom Patterns/Border
Patterns/Cross stitch Patterns/Floral Alphabet Patterns/Frame
Patterns ...............................................................................200
Selecting Alphabet Character Patterns .................................200
EDITING PATTERNS..........................................203
Moving the Pattern ..............................................................205
Rotating the Pattern .............................................................205
Changing the Size of the Pattern..........................................206
Deleting the Pattern.............................................................207
Changing the Configuration of Alphabet Character
Patterns ...............................................................................207
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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
The names of the various parts of the sewing machine and their functions are described below. Before
using the sewing machine, carefully read these descriptions to learn the names of the machine parts.
Machine
■ Front View
■ Right-side/Rear View
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a Top cover
Open the top cover to thread the machine and wind the bobbin.
b Thread cutter
Pass the threads through the thread cutter to cut them.
c Thread take-up lever check window
Look through the window to check the upper thread passing
through in it.
d Flat bed attachment with accessory compartment
Store presser feet and bobbins in the accessory compartment
of the flat bed attachment. When sewing cylindrical pieces,
remove the flat bed attachment.
e Operation buttons (6 buttons) and sewing speed
controller
Use these buttons and the slide to operate the sewing machine.
f Knee lifter slot
Insert the knee lifter into the slot.
g Knee lifter
Use the knee lifter to raise and lower the presser foot.
h LCD (liquid crystal display)
Settings for the selected stitch and error messages appear in
the LCD.
i Thread guide plate
Pass the thread around the thread guide plate when threading
upper thread.
j Spool cap
Use the spool cap to hold the spool in place.
k Spool pin
Place a spool of thread on the spool pin.
l Bobbin winder
Use the bobbin winder when winding the bobbin.
m Supplemental spool pin
Use this spool pin to wind the bobbin thread, or to sew with the
twin needle.
n Thread guide for bobbin winding
a Handle
Carry the sewing machine by its handle when transporting the
machine.
b Handwheel
Turn the handwheel toward you to raise and lower the needle.
The wheel should be turned toward the front of the machine.
c Embroidery card slot
Insert the embroidery cards (sold separately) into the
embroidery card slot.
d USB port connector for media
In order to send patterns from/to USB media, plug the USB
media directly into the USB port connector.
e USB port connector for computer
In order to import/export patterns between a computer and the
machine, plug the USB cable into the USB port connector.
f Touch pen holder
Use the touch pen holder to hold the touch pen when not in use.
g Main power switch
Use the main power switch to turn the sewing machine ON and
OFF.
h Power cord receptacle
Insert the power cord into the machine receptacle.
i Feed dog position switch
Use the feed dog position switch to lower the feed dogs.
j Presser foot lever
Raise and lower the presser foot lever to raise and lower the
presser foot.
k Air vent
The air vent allows the air surrounding the motor to circulate. Do
not cover the air vent while the sewing machine is being used.
l Foot controller with retractable cord
Depress the foot controller to control the speed of the machine.
m Foot controller jack
Insert the foot controller plug into its jack on the machine.
Pass the thread around this thread guide when winding the
bobbin thread.
o Pretension disk
Pass the thread around the pretension disk when winding the
bobbin thread.
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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
Needle and Presser Foot Section
Measurements on the needle plate, bobbin cover and needle
plate cover
The measurements on the bobbin cover are references for patterns with a middle (center) needle position. The measurements on the needle plate and the needle plate cover are
references for stitches with a left needle position.
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a Presser foot holder
The presser foot is attached onto the presser foot holder.
b Presser foot
The presser foot applies pressure consistently on the fabric as
sewing takes place. Attach the appropriate presser foot for the
selected stitch.
c Feed dogs
The feed dogs feed the fabric in the sewing direction.
d Bobbin cover
Open the bobbin cover to set the bobbin.
e Needle clamp screw
Use the needle clamp screw to hold the needle in place.
f Buttonhole lever
The buttonhole lever is used with the one-step buttonhole foot
to create buttonholes.
g Needle bar thread guides
Pass the upper thread through the two needle bar thread
guides.
h Needle plate
The needle plate is marked with guides to help sew straight
seams.
i Presser foot holder screw
Use the presser foot holder screw to hold the presser foot in
place.
j Needle plate cover
Remove the needle plate cover to clean the race.
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For stitches with a middle (center) needle position
For stitches with a left needle position
Left needle position on the needle plate <inch>
Left needle position on the needle plate <cm>
Middle (center) needle position
on the bobbin cover <inch>
f Left needle position on the needle plate cover <inch>
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
Embroidery Unit
Operation Buttons
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a Carriage
a “Start/Stop” button
The carriage moves the embroidery frame automatically when
embroidering.
b Release button (located under the embroidery unit)
Press the release button to remove the embroidery unit.
c Feed dog position switch
Use the feed dog position switch to raise and lower the feed
dogs while the embroidery unit is attached.
d Embroidery unit connection
Insert the embroidery unit connection into the connection port
when attaching the embroidery unit.
e Embroidery frame holder
Insert the embroidery frame into the embroidery frame holder to
hold the frame in place.
f Frame-securing lever
Press the frame-securing lever down to secure the embroidery
frame.
CAUTION
• After the embroidery frame is set in the frame
holder, be sure the frame-securing lever is
correctly lowered.
Press this button and the machine will sew a few stitches at a
slow speed and then begin sewing at the speed set by the
sewing speed controller. Press the button again to stop the
machine. Hold the button in to sew at the machine’s slowest
speed. The button changes color according to the machine’s
operation mode.
Green:
the machine is ready to sew or is sewing.
Red:
the machine cannot sew.
b “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button
Use this button to sew reinforcement stitches at the beginning
and end of sewing. Press this button, and the machine sews 3
stitches in the same spot and stops automatically. For straight
and zigzag stitch patterns that take reverse stitches, the
machine will sew reverse stitches at low speed only while
holding down the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button (the
stitches are sewn in the opposite direction).
c “Needle Position” button
Use this button when changing sewing direction or for detailed
sewing in small areas. Press this button to raise or lower the
needle position. Press the button twice to sew a single stitch.
d “Thread Cutter” button
Press this button after sewing to automatically trim the excess
thread.
Note
• Be sure that the feed dog position switch on
the embroidery unit is located at right when
embroidering.
• You can also sew utility/decorative stitches
with the embroidery unit attached. Set the
feed dog position switch on the embroidery
unit to the appropriate setting.
e “Presser Foot Lifter” button
Press this button to lower the presser foot and apply pressure to
the fabric. Press this button again to raise the presser foot.
f Sewing Speed controller
Use this controller to adjust the sewing speed. Move the slide to
the left to sew at slower speeds. Move the slide to the right to
sew at higher speeds. Beginners should sew at a slow speed.
g “Automatic Threading” button
Use this button to automatically thread the needle.
CAUTION
• Do not press the thread cutter button after the
threads have already been cut. Otherwise, the
needle may break, the threads may become
tangled, or damage to the machine may occur.
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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
Included Accessories
Pull the top of the flat bed attachment to open the
accessory compartment.
a
b
c
a Storage space
b Presser foot storage space
c Presser foot storage space
Included Accessories 33-36 are contained in the
embroidery unit carrying case. To open the
embroidery unit carrying case, raise the lock and
move the latch out of position. To re-hook the
latches and securely close the case, position the
latch on the catch of the unit lid and lower the
lock till it snaps.
a
a Latches
4
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
1
8
9
16
17
2
3
4
5
6
7
10
11
12
13
14
15
18
19
20
21
22
75/11 2 needles
90/14 2 needles
90/14 2 needles:
Ball point needle (gold colored)
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33*1
34*1
35*1
36*1
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
*1Included Accessories 33-36 are contained in the embroidery unit carrying case.
5
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
53*2
54*2
55*2
56*2
57*2
58*2
59*3
*2See Circular Attachment Instruction Manual for detailed instruction.
*3See Operation Manual Addendum for detailed instruction.
Part Code
No.
Part Name
U.S.A./
Canada
Part Name
U.S.A./
Canada
Others
1
Buttonhole foot “A”
X57789-151
43 Bobbin case (no marking)
XC8167-551
2
Embroidery foot “W”
XC8156-651
44 Straight stitch needle plate
XC8362-151
3
Overcasting foot “G”
XC3098-051
XE8991-001
4
Monogramming foot “N”
X53840-351
45 Cord guide bobbin cover (with
single hole)
5
Zipper foot “I”
X59370-051
6
Zigzag foot “J” (on machine)
XC3021-051
7
Blind stitch foot “R”
X56409-051
8
Button fitting foot “M”
9
Walking foot
10 Side cutter foot
130489-001
SA140
F033N:X81125-001
SA177
F054:XC3198-101
46 Embroidery bobbin thread
47 Stabilizer material
SA-EBT
SA519
48 Operation manual
BM3:X81175-101
XF0582-001
49 Quick reference guide
50 Embroidery unit carrying
case
EBT-CEN:
X81164-001
XE0584-001
SA529
D6EUC:
XC9862-052
11 Free-motion quilting foot “C”
XE0765-101
51 Hard case
XC7750-051
12 Free-motion open toe quilting
foot “O”
XE0767-001
52 Bobbin cover (with mark)**
XF0750-001
13 Free-motion echo quilting foot
“E”
XE0766-001
14 Straight stitch foot
SA167
15 Seam ripper
16 Bobbin × 10
F042N:XC1973-102
X54243-051
SA156
SFB
53 Circular attachment*
BL-CSA
54 Attachment screw
(2pcs. one is extra)*
XE6022-001
55 Pivot pin*
XE6016-001
56 Template*
XE6024-001
X58358-051
57 Braiding foot*
SA141
X59296-151
58 Cording foot*
SA110
19 Ball point needle set
XD0705-051
59 Bobbin case (gray)**
20 Scissors
XC1807-121
21 Chalk pen
XE8568-001
22 Cleaning brush
X59476-051
17 Needle set
18 Twin needle
F021N
F013N
XE8298-001
* See Circular Attachment Instruction Manual for detailed
instruction.
** See Operation Manual Addendum for detailed instruction.
23 Eyelet punch
135793-001
24 Screwdriver (large)
XC8349-021
Memo
25 Screwdriver (small)
X55468-021
(For U.S.A. only)
Foot controller: Model S
This foot controller can be used with this
machine model NV5000.
26 Spool cap (small)
130013-154
27 Spool cap (medium) × 2
X55260-153
28 Spool cap (large)
130012-054
29 Vertical spool pin
XC8619-051
30 Spool felt
X57045-051
31 Disc-shaped screwdriver
XC1074-051
Memo
32 Spool net
XA5523-050
• Always use accessories recommended for
this machine.
• The screw of the presser foot holder is available through your authorized dealer (Part
code XA4813-051).
• Included accessories 37, 48 and 49 can be
stored in the machine’s hard case.
33 Embroidery frame set (small)
H 2 cm × W 6 cm
(H 1 inch × W 2-1/2 inches)
SA437
EF73:XC8479-052
34 Embroidery frame set
(medium) H 10 cm × W 10 cm
(H 4 inches × W 4 inches)
SA438
FE74:XC8480-052
35 Embroidery frame set (large)
H 18 cm × W 13 cm
(H 7 inches × W 5 inches)
SA439
EF75:XC8481-052
36 Embroidery frame set (extra
large) H 30 cm × W 18 cm
(H 12 inches × W 7 inches)
SA440
EF76:XC8482-052
37 Foot controller
XD0500-151 (EU area)
XC8028-051 (other area)
38 Embroidery needle plate
cover
39 Grid sheet set
40 Touch pen (stylus)
6
Others
Part Code
No.
XA9939-051
SA507
GS3:X81277-150
XA9940-051
41 Knee lifter
XA6941-052
42 USB cable
XD0745-051
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
Options
1
2
4
5
3
Part Code
No.
1
2
Part Name
U.S.A./
Canada
Others
Embroidery bobbin thread
(White)
SA-EBT
X81164-001
Embroidery bobbin thread
(Black)
SAEBT999
XC5520-001
Stabilizer material
SA519
X81175-101
Water soluble stabilizer
SA520
X81267-001
3
1/4” quilting foot with guide
SA185
F057:
XC7416-252
4
Table and free motion grip
SATFM
4000D
TFM2:
XC8645-052
5
Embroidery card
Memo
• You can use any of the brother embroidery
cards listed above with your machine.
• Please be aware that some specifications
may change without notice.
Note
• Embroidery cards purchased in foreign
countries may not work with your machine.
7
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
8
Chapter
1
Getting Ready
TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF....................................................10
LCD SCREEN........................................................................................11
■ Key Functions ..................................................................................................................12
Screens Operations Performed Using a USB Mouse................................................14
■ Clicking a key ..................................................................................................................14
■ Changing pages ...............................................................................................................15
Using the Machine Setting Mode Key......................................................................16
■ Adjusting Screen Brightness ............................................................................................19
■ Choosing the Display Language.......................................................................................20
Using the Machine Operation Mode Key ................................................................21
Using the Pattern Explanation Key ..........................................................................22
LOWER THREADING ..........................................................................23
Winding the Bobbin ................................................................................................23
■ Using the Supplemental Spool Pin...................................................................................23
■ Using the Spool Pin .........................................................................................................25
Setting the Bobbin ...................................................................................................26
Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread ................................................................................. 28
UPPER THREADING............................................................................29
Threading Using the “Automatic Threading” Button...............................................29
Threading Manually ................................................................................................31
Using the Twin Needle Mode..................................................................................34
Using Threads that Unwind Quickly .......................................................................36
■ Using the Spool Net ........................................................................................................36
■ Using the Vertical Spool Pin............................................................................................36
CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT .......................................................37
Removing the Presser Foot ......................................................................................37
Attaching the Presser Foot ......................................................................................37
Attaching the Walking Foot.....................................................................................38
CHANGING THE NEEDLE ...................................................................39
■ About the Needle ............................................................................................................41
■ Fabric/Thread/Needle Combinations ..............................................................................41
TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF
TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF
WARNING
• Use only regular household electricity as the power source. Using other power sources may result in fire,
electric shock, or damage to the machine.
• Make sure that the plugs on the power cord are firmly inserted into the electrical outlet and the power
cord receptacle on the machine.
• Do not insert the plug on the power cord into an electrical outlet that is in poor condition.
• Turn the main power to OFF and remove the plug in the following circumstances:
When you are away from the machine
After using the machine
When the power fails during use
When the machine does not operate correctly due to a bad connection or a disconnection
During electrical storms
CAUTION
• Use only the power cord included with this machine.
• Do not use extension cords or multi-plug adapters with many other appliances plugged in to them. Fire or
electric shock may result.
• Do not touch the plug with wet hands. Electric shock may result.
• When unplugging the machine, always turn the main power to OFF first. Always grasp the plug to remove
it from the outlet. Pulling on the cord may damage the cord, or lead to fire or electric shock.
• Do not allow the power cord to be cut, damaged, modified, forcefully bent, pulled, twisted, or bundled.
Do not place heavy objects on the cord. Do not subject the cord to heat. These things may damage the
cord, or cause fire or electric shock. If the cord or plug is damaged, take the machine to your authorized
dealer for repairs before continuing use.
• Unplug the power cord if the machine is not to be used for a long period of time. Otherwise, a fire may
result.
• When leaving the machine unattended, either the main switch of the machine should be turned to OFF or
the plug must be removed from the socket-outlet.
• When servicing the machine or when removing covers, either the machine or the electrical set must be
unplugged.
• For U.S.A. only
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electrical
shock, this plug is intended to fit in a polarized outlet only one way.
If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not modify the plug in any way.
a
Insert the power cord into the power cord
receptacle, then insert the plug into a wall
outlet.
b
Turn the main power switch to “I” to turn
on the machine.
b
a
a
a OFF
b ON
b
a Main power switch
b Power cord
10
c
Turn the main power switch to “O” to turn
off the machine.
LCD SCREEN
LCD SCREEN
Note
• When the straight stitch needle plate is on the machine, the needle will automatically move to the middle position.
1
Getting Ready
When switching on the machine, the screen will display the name of the machine. Touch the screen to
display the utility stitch. Either “1-01 Straight stitch (Left)” or “1-03 Straight stitch (Middle)” is selected,
depending on the setting selected in the setting screen (see page 16).
Press a key with your finger to select the stitch pattern, to select a machine function, or to select an
operation indicated on the key.
Memo
• Only touch the screen with your finger or the included touch pen. Do not use a sharp pencil, screwdriver, or other hard or sharp object. It is not necessary to press hard on the screen. Pressing too hard
or using a sharp object may damage the screen.
a
b
c
e
d
f
a Shows single or twin needle mode setting, and the needle stop position.
Single needle/down position
Single needle/up position
Twin needle/down position
Twin needle/up position
b
c
d
e
f
Shows the presser foot code. Attach the presser foot indicated in this display before sewing.
Shows the name and code number of the selected stitch.
Shows a preview of the selected stitch.
Shows the stitch patterns.
Shows additional pages that can be displayed.
*
All key functions of the LCD are explained in the “key functions” table on the following page.
11
LCD SCREEN
■ Key Functions
b
c
a
e
f
d
g
k
h
i
j
l
m
n
o
p
q
s
t
v
u
No.
Display
Key Name
r
w
Explanation
Utility stitch key
b
Character/Decorative Press this key to select character or decorative stitch patterns.
stitch key
116
c
Embroidery key
Attach the embroidery unit and press this key to sew embroidery.
149
d
Embroidery edit key
Press this key to combine embroidery patterns. With the embroidery edit
functions, you can also create original embroidery patterns or frame patterns.
199
e
Free-motion mode key Press this key to enter free-motion sewing mode.
The presser foot is raised to a height appropriate for free-motion quilting.
83
f
Sewing type selection Press this key when you need help selecting the appropriate stitch pattern for
key
the sewing application and when you need instructions on how to sew the stitch
pattern. This key is very helpful for beginners.
61
g
Pattern explanation
key
Press this key to see an explanation of the selected pattern.
22
h
Pivot key
Press this key to select the pivot setting. When the pivot setting is selected,
stopping the machine lowers the needle and slightly raises the presser foot
automatically. In addition, when sewing is restarted, the presser foot is
automatically lowered.
53
Press this key to select a straight stitch, zigzag stitch, buttonhole, blind hem
stitch, or other stitches commonly used in garment construction.
• If this key appears as
, it cannot be used.
• Be sure the needle position on page 2 of Machine Settings is set in the down
position.
12
Page
a
59
LCD SCREEN
No.
Display
Key Name
Explanation
Page
Automatic
reinforcement stitch
key
Press this key to use the automatic reinforcement stitching (reverse stitching)
setting. If you select this setting before sewing, the machine will automatically
sew reinforcement stitches at the beginning and end of sewing (depending on
the pattern, the machine may sew reverse stitches).
51
j
Automatic thread
cutting key
Press this key to set the automatic thread cutting function. Set the automatic
thread cutting function before sewing to have the machine automatically sew
reinforcement stitches at the beginning and end of sewing (depending on the
pattern, the machine may sew reverse stitches) and trim the threads after
sewing.
52
k
Stitch selection
display
Press the key of the pattern you want to sew. Use
to
59
change selection screens.
l
Screen lock key
Press this key to lock the screen.When the screen is locked, the various
settings, such as the stitch width and stitch length, are locked and cannot be
changed. Press this key again to unlock the settings.
55
m
Image key
Press this key to display an enlarged image of the selected stitch pattern.
59
n
Mirror image key
Press this key to create a mirror image of the selected stitch pattern. If the key
display is light gray, a mirror image of the selected stitch pattern cannot be
sewn.
59
o
Needle mode
selection key (single/
double)
Press this key to select twin needle sewing mode. The sewing mode changes
between single needle mode and twin needle mode each time you press the
key. If the key display is light gray, the selected stitch pattern cannot be sewn in
twin needle mode.
34
p
Reset key
Press this key to return the selected stitch pattern saved settings to the original
settings.
49-50
q
Retrieve key
Press this key to retrieve a saved pattern.
61
r
Manual memory key
Change the stitch pattern settings (zigzag width and stitch length, thread
tension, automatic thread cutting or automatic reinforcement stitching, etc.),
then save them by pressing this key. Five sets of settings can be saved for a
single stitch pattern.
60
s
Stitch width and stitch Shows the zigzag width and stitch length settings of the currently selected stitch
length key
pattern. You can use the plus and minus keys to adjust the zigzag width and
stitch length settings.
49
t
Thread tension key
50
u
Machine setting mode Press this key to change the needle stop position, turn the buzzer ON/OFF,
key
adjust the pattern or screen, and change other machine settings.
16
v
Machine operation
mode key
Press this key to see explanations for upper threading, winding the bobbin,
changing the presser foot, and how to use the machine.
21
w
Presser foot/Needle
exchange key
Press this key before changing the needle, the presser foot, etc. This key locks
all key and button functions to prevent operation of the machine.
Shows the thread tension setting of the currently selected stitch pattern. The
thread tension is usually set automatically. You can use the plus and minus keys
to change the thread tension settings.
1
Getting Ready
i
37-40
13
LCD SCREEN
Screens Operations Performed
Using a USB Mouse
If a USB mouse (sold separately by computer
retailers) is connected to the sewing machine, the
mouse can be used to perform operations in the
screens.
■ Clicking a key
When the mouse is connected, the pointer appears
in the screen. Move the mouse to position the
pointer over the desired key, and then click the left
mouse button.
Memo
• Double-clicking has no effect.
In addition, a USB hub can be connected so that
USB media and a USB mouse can be used at the
same time.
1
1
2
1
a Pointer
3
2
4
a
b
c
d
USB port connector for media
USB mouse
USB hub
USB media
Note
• Some mouse types cannot be used to operate the machine. For details on the USB
mouse types that are compatible, check
www.brother.com.
• Do not perform operations with the mouse
while also touching the screen with your finger or the included touch pen.
• A USB mouse and USB hub can be connected or disconnected at any time.
• Only the left mouse button and its wheel can
be used to perform operations. No other buttons can be used.
• Do not insert two or more USB media into a
USB hub. Only one USB media can be recognized.
14
LCD SCREEN
■ Changing pages
Rotate the mouse wheel to switch through the tabs
of the pattern selection screens.
Memo
• If
1
for additional pages is displayed,
page. In the
or
, click the
left mouse button with the pointer on
to move down to the next part of a
or
Getting Ready
rotate the mouse wheel to display the next
page.
15
LCD SCREEN
Using the Machine Setting Mode Key
Press
to change the default machine settings (needle stop position, embroidery speed, opening
display, etc.) Press
,
or
to display the different settings screens.
Memo
• This function will be available in future technology upgrades.
• Press
or
to display a different settings screen.
Sewing settings
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
Select whether to use the sewing speed controller to determine the zigzag width (see page 82).
Make adjustments to character or decorative stitch patterns (see page 121).
Adjust the presser foot height. (Select the height of the presser foot when the presser foot is raised.)
Adjust the presser foot pressure. (The higher the number, the higher the pressure will be. Set the pressure at 3 for
normal sewing.)
Select whether “1-01 Straight stitch (Left)” or “1-03 Straight stitch (Middle)” is the utility stitch that is automatically
selected when the machine is turned on.
Change the height of the presser foot when sewing is stopped when the pivot setting is selected (see page 53).
Adjust the presser foot to one of the three heights (3.2 mm, 5.0 mm and 7.5 mm).
Change the height of the presser foot when the machine is set to free-motion sewing mode (see page 83).
When set to “ON”, the thickness of the fabric is automatically detected by an internal sensor while sewing, so the
fabric can be fed smoothly (see pages 47 and 55).
i Adjust the character spacing on Character/Decorative stitch (see page 119).
16
LCD SCREEN
General settings
1
Getting Ready
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
a Change the brightness of the LCD (see page 19).
b Select the needle stop position (the needle position when the machine is not operating) to be up or down. Select the
down position when using the pivot key.
c Turn the buzzer ON/OFF.
d Turn the Needle Area and Work Area Lights ON/OFF.
e Turn the opening screen display ON/OFF.
f Use when running an application.
g Change the display language (see page 20).
h Display the service count and the total number of embroidery stitches. The service count is a reminder to take your
machine in for regular servicing. (Contact your authorized dealer for details.)
i The “NO.” is the number for the embroidery and sewing machine.
j Display the program version.
Memo
• The latest version of software is installed in your machine. Check with your local authorized Brother
dealer or at www.brother.com for available updates (see page 250).
17
LCD SCREEN
Embroidery settings
i
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
a Select from among 10 embroidery frame displays (see page 178).
b Change the thread color display on the embroidery screen; thread number, color name or each time to embroider
(see page 176).
c When the thread number #123 is selected, select among six thread brands (see page 176).
d Adjust the maximum embroidery speed setting (see page 176).
e Adjust the thread tension for embroidering.
f Select the height of the embroidery foot “W” during embroidering (see page 157).
g Change the display units (mm/inch).
h Change the initial mode of the display (embroidery/embroidery edit).
i Customize the thread color numbers (see page 210).
18
LCD SCREEN
■ Adjusting Screen Brightness
c
On the BRIGHTNESS OF LCD display, use
Note
a
Press
and
to adjust the screen
brightness.
*
Press
to make the screen darker.
*
Press
to make the screen lighter.
1
Getting Ready
• All or part of the screen may sometimes
become darker or lighter because of
changes in the air temperature or other
changes in the environment around the
screen. This is normal and is not a sign of
malfunction. Adjust the screen if it is difficult
to read.
• The screen may be dark immediately after
turning on the power. This is a function of
the LCD back light screen, and it is not a
sign of malfunction. The screen will return to
its normal level of brightness after approximately 10 minutes.
• If you are not directly in front of the machine
when you view the LCD, the colors may
appear to change or the screen may be difficult to see. This is a characteristic of the
LCD, and not a sign of damage or malfunction. For best results operate the screen
while sitting in front of the machine.
a
.
→ The Sewing settings screen appears.
b
Press
.
a Brightness of LCD display
d
Press
.
→ The General settings screen appears.
Memo
• Press
or
to display a different
settings screen.
19
LCD SCREEN
■ Choosing the Display Language
a
Press
.
→ The Sewing settings screen appears.
b
Press
.
→ The General settings screen appears.
c
Use
and
to choose the display
language.
*
Choose from the following languages: [ENGLISH],
[GERMAN], [FRENCH], [ITALIAN], [DUTCH],
[SPANISH], [DANISH], [FINNISH], [SWEDISH],
[PORTUGEUSE], [RUSSIAN], [NORWEGIAN] or
[JAPANESE].
a
a Display language
d
20
Press
.
LCD SCREEN
Using the Machine Operation Mode Key
Press
to open the screen shown below. Six categories are displayed at the top of the screen.
Press a key to see more information about that category.
1
Getting Ready
displays information about
the main parts of the machine and their
functions. This is the first screen displayed
when you press
displays information about
the operation buttons.
displays information about
threading the machine, changing presser feet,
etc.
.
displays information about
attaching the embroidery unit, preparing
fabric for embroidering, etc.
displays troubleshooting
information.
displays information about
cleaning the machine, etc.
21
LCD SCREEN
Example: Displaying information about
upper threading
e
Press
to return to the original
screen.
a
Press
b
Press
.
.
→ The lower half of the screen will change.
c
Press
(upper threading).
Using the Pattern Explanation
Key
If you want to know more about the uses of a stitch
pattern, select the pattern and press
an explanation of the stitch selection.
to see
Example: Displaying information about
a
Press
b
Press
.
.
→ The screen shows instructions for threading the
machine.
d
*
Read the instructions.
Press
to see a video of the displayed
instructions.
*
Press
to view the next page.
→ The screen shows information about
c
Press
screen.
22
.
to return to the original
LOWER THREADING
LOWER THREADING
Winding the Bobbin
→
→
Turn the main power to ON and open the
top cover.
b
Align the groove in the bobbin with the
spring on the bobbin winder shaft, and set
the bobbin on the shaft.
in that order to display a video example of
bobbin winding on the LCD (see page 22). Follow
the steps explained below to complete the
operation.
1
Getting Ready
→
Press
a
a
b
CAUTION
• The enclosed bobbin was designed specifically
for this sewing machine. If bobbins from other
models are used, the machine will not operate
correctly. Use only the enclosed bobbin or
bobbins of the same type (part code: SA156,
SFB).
11.5 mm
(approx.
7/16 inch)
a Groove of the bobbin
b Spring on the shaft
c
Set the supplemental spool pin in the “up”
position.
Actual size
a
Other models
This model
■ Using the Supplemental Spool Pin
With this machine, you can wind the bobbin during
sewing. While using the main spool pin to sew
embroidery, you can conveniently wind the bobbin
using the supplemental spool pin.
6 5
a
3, 4
2
a Supplemental spool pin
d
Place the spool of thread on the
supplemental spool pin, so that thread
unrolls from the front. Then push the spool
cap onto the spool pin as far as possible to
secure the thread spool.
9
7, 8
o
a
l
1
b
c
a Supplemental spool pin
a Spool pin
b Spool cap
c Thread spool
23
LOWER THREADING
f
CAUTION
• If the thread spool and/or spool cap are set
incorrectly, the thread may tangle on the spool
pin and cause the needle to break.
• Use the spool cap (large, medium, or small)
that is closest in size to the thread spool. If a
spool cap smaller than the thread spool is
used, the thread may become caught in the slit
on the end of the spool and cause the needle
to break.
Pass the thread under the pin, and pass the
thread around the pretension disk making
sure that the thread is under the pretension
disk.
b
a
Memo
• When sewing with fine, cross-wound thread,
use the small spool cap, and leave a small
space between the cap and the thread
spool.
c
a Pin
b Pretension disk
g
Wind the thread clockwise around the
bobbin 5-6 times.
b
2
a
a Spool cap (small)
b Thread spool (cross-wound thread)
c Space
e
With your right hand, hold the thread near
the thread spool. With your left hand, hold
the end of the thread, and use both hands to
pass the thread through the thread guide.
3
h
1
Pass the end of the thread through the guide
slit in the bobbin winder seat, and pull the
thread to the right to cut the thread with
the cutter.
a
b
a
a Guide slit (with built-in cutter)
b Bobbin winder seat
a Thread guide
CAUTION
• Be sure to follow the process described. If the
thread is not cut with the cutter, and the
bobbin is wound, when the thread runs low it
may tangle around the bobbin and cause the
needle to break.
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LOWER THREADING
i
Set the bobbin holder to the left, until it
clicks into place.
■ Using the Spool Pin
You can use the main spool pin to wind the bobbin
before sewing. You cannot use this spool pin to
wind the bobbin while sewing.
7
1
6
Getting Ready
2
a
a Bobbin holder (switch)
5
4
Memo
8
3
When the bobbin holder is set to the left, it
works as a switch to make the bobbin wind
automatically.
→ The bobbin starts winding automatically and stops
rotating when it is done winding. The bobbin holder
will return to the original position.
j
Cut the thread with the cutter and remove
the bobbin.
o
l
1
a
Turn the main power to ON and open the
top cover.
b
Align the groove in the bobbin with the
spring on the bobbin winder shaft, and set
the bobbin on the shaft.
a
b
Memo
• When removing the bobbin, do not pull on
the bobbin winder seat. Doing so could
loosen or remove the bobbin winder seat,
and could result in damage to the machine.
CAUTION
• Setting the bobbin improperly may cause the
thread tension to loosen, breaking the needle
and possibly resulting in injury.
a Groove of the bobbin
b Spring on the shaft
c
Pivot the spool pin so that it angles upward.
Set the thread spool on the spool pin so that
the thread unwinds from the front of the
spool.
a
b
c
a Spool pin
b Spool cap
c Thread spool
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LOWER THREADING
d
Push the spool cap onto the spool pin as far
as possible, then return the spool pin to its
original position.
e
Holding the thread with your hands, slide
the thread into the grooves on the thread
guide plate.
Setting the Bobbin
→
Press
→
→
in that order to display a video example of
the operation on the LCD (see page 22). Follow
the steps explained below to complete the
operation.
CAUTION
• Use a bobbin thread that has been correctly
wound. Otherwise, the needle may break or
the thread tension will be incorrect.
a
a Thread guide plate
f
Pass the thread through the thread guide.
a
• The enclosed bobbin was designed specifically
for this sewing machine. If bobbins from other
models are used, the machine will not operate
correctly. Use only the enclosed bobbin or
bobbins of the same type (part code: SA156,
SFB).
11.5 mm
(approx.
7/16 inch)
a Thread guide
g
Pass the thread under the pin. Then pass the
thread around the pretension disk making
sure that the thread is under the pretension
disk.
Actual size
This model
Other models
a
c
b
• Before inserting or changing the bobbin,
be sure to press
in the LCD,
otherwise injuries may occur if the “Start/
Stop” button or any other button is
pressed and the machine starts sewing.
a
a Thread guide
b Pin
c Pretension disk
h
26
Follow steps g through j on page 24
through 25.
Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to
raise the presser foot.
LOWER THREADING
b
Slide the bobbin cover latch to the right.
g
Pass the thread through the guide, and then
pull the thread out towards the front.
1
Getting Ready
a
a Bobbin cover
b Latch
→ The bobbin cover opens.
c
Remove the bobbin cover.
Hold the bobbin with your right hand and
d
hold the end of the thread with your left
hand.
e
a Cutter
→ The cutter cuts the thread.
Note
Make sure that the thread is correctly inserted
through the tension-adjusting spring of the
bobbin case. If it is not inserted correctly, reinsert the thread.
Set the bobbin in the bobbin case so that
the thread unwinds to the left.
1
a Tension-adjusting spring
CAUTION
• Be sure to hold down the bobbin with your
finger and unwind the bobbin thread
correctly. Otherwise, the thread may break or
the thread tension will be incorrect.
h
f
Hold the bobbin lightly with your right
hand, and then guide the thread with your
left hand.
Insert the tab in the lower-left corner of the
bobbin cover (1), and then lightly press
down on the right side to close the cover
(2).
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LOWER THREADING
Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread
e
There may be some sewing applications where
you want to pull up the bobbin thread; for
example, when making gathers, darts, or doing
free motion quilting or embroidery.
Memo
a
b
You can pull up the bobbin thread after threading the upper thread (see “UPPER THREADING” on page 29).
a
*
*
Guide the bobbin thread through the
groove, following the arrow in the
illustration.
Do not cut the thread with the cutter.
Do not replace the bobbin cover.
a Upper thread
b Bobbin thread
f
b
While holding the upper thread, press the
needle position button to lower the needle.
a
a Needle position button
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Pull up the bobbin thread, then pass it
under the presser foot and pull it about
100 mm (approx. 3-4 inches) toward the
back of the machine, making it even with
the upper thread.
c
Press the “Needle Position” button to raise
the needle.
d
Gently pull the upper thread, and a loop of
the bobbin thread will come out of the hole
in the needle plate.
Replace the bobbin cover.
UPPER THREADING
UPPER THREADING
→
Press
→
a
Turn the main power to ON.
b
Press the “Needle Position” button to raise
the needle.
→
1
Getting Ready
Threading Using the “Automatic
Threading” Button
in that order to display a video example of
the operation on the LCD (see page 22). Follow
the steps explained below to complete the
operation.
Note
CAUTION
• Be sure to thread the machine properly.
Improper threading can cause the thread to
tangle and break the needle, leading to injury.
• When using accessories not included with this
machine, attach the accessory to the machine
after threading the machine.
If you try to thread the needle automatically
without raising the needle, the thread may not
thread correctly.
c
Pivot the spool pin so that it angles upward.
Set the thread spool on the spool pin so that
the thread unwinds from the front of the
spool.
Memo
• The automatic threading function can be
used with sewing machine needles 75/11
through 100/16.
• Thread such as transparent nylon monofilament thread and thread with a thickness of
130/20 or thicker cannot be used with the
automatic threading function.
• The automatic threading function cannot be
used with the wing needle or the twin needle.
• If the automatic threading function cannot be
used, see “Threading Manually” on page 31.
a
b
c
a Spool pin
b Spool cap
c Thread spool
d
7
Push the spool cap onto the spool pin as far
as possible, then return the spool pin to its
original position.
6
CAUTION
5
2
3, 4
8
1
• If the thread spool and/or spool cap are set
incorrectly, the thread may tangle on the spool
pin and cause the needle to break.
• Use the spool cap (large, medium, or small)
that is closest in size to the thread spool. If a
spool cap smaller than the thread spool is
used, the thread may become caught in the slit
on the end of the spool and cause the needle
to break.
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UPPER THREADING
h
Memo
When sewing with fine, cross-wound thread,
use the small spool cap, and leave a small
space between the cap and the thread spool.
c
Press the “Automatic Threading” button to
have the machine automatically thread the
needle.
b
a
a Spool cap (small)
b Thread spool (cross-wound thread)
c Space
e
Holding the thread with your hands, slide
the thread into the grooves on the thread
guide plate.
→ The upper threading is finished.
Memo
When the “Automatic Threading” button is
pressed, the presser foot will be automatically
lowered.
a
Note
a Thread guide plate
f
While holding the thread in your right
hand, pass the thread through the thread
guide in the direction indicated.
g
When finished pulling the thread through
the thread guide, cut the thread and leave
the thread in position.
In case the needle is not completely threaded,
slowly pull the loop of the thread through from
the back of the needle.
a
a About 5 cm (approx. 2 inches)
Memo
If the needle could not be threaded or the
thread was not passed through the needle bar
thread guides, perform the procedure again
starting from step c.
a
a Cutter
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UPPER THREADING
Note
10
8
11
1
9
7
5, 6
3
4, 12
13
Getting Ready
When the “Automatic Threading” button is
pressed, the presser foot will be automatically
lowered.
If you are using an incorrect needle and thread
combination, the hook may sometimes get
caught in the needle. If this happens, remove
the hook from the needle as described below.
14
2
15
1
CAUTION
• The needle thread carrier will automatically
thread the needle when the “Automatic
Threading” button is pressed. Be sure to keep
your hands and other items away from the
needle area, otherwise injuries may occur.
a
Turn the main power to ON.
b
Turn the handwheel so that the line on the
machine is aligned with the line on the
handwheel.
Threading Manually
Automatic threading cannot be used when using
the wing needle, the twin needle, or special thread
with a thickness of 130/20 or thicker. In these
cases, thread the needle as described below.
a
a Line on handwheel
CAUTION
Memo
If the line on the machine is not aligned with
the line on the handwheel, the sewing
machine cannot be threaded. Check that the
line on the handwheel is facing up as shown in
the illustration above.
• Before manually threading the machine, be
sure to press
in the LCD, otherwise
injuries may occur if the “Start/Stop” button
or any other button is pressed and the
machine starts sewing.
c
Press
at the lower right of the LCD
screen.
→ The entire screen becomes white, and all keys and
operation buttons are locked.
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UPPER THREADING
d
Raise the presser foot lever.
g
Holding the thread with both hands, slide
the thread into the grooves on the thread
guide plate.
a
CAUTION
• If the presser foot is not raised, the sewing
machine cannot be threaded correctly.
e
a Thread guide plate
h
Pivot the spool pin so that it angles upward.
Set the thread spool on the spool pin so that
the thread unwinds from the front of the
spool.
While holding the thread in your right
hand, use your left hand to pull the thread
toward the threading path cover, then pass
it along the thread path as shown in the
illustration.
Be sure to pass the thread along the right
side of the thread path guide.
1
a
a
b
c
b
a Spool pin
b Spool cap
c Thread spool
f
Push the spool cap onto the spool pin as far
as possible, then return the spool pin to its
original position.
CAUTION
a Threading path cover
b Thread path guide
i
Pull the thread under the thread path guide.
a
• If the thread spool and/or spool cap are set
incorrectly, the thread may tangle on the spool
pin and cause the needle to break.
• Use the spool cap (large, medium, or small)
that is closest in size to the thread spool. If a
spool cap smaller than the thread spool is
used, the thread may become caught in the slit
on the end of the spool and cause the needle
to break.
a
(A)
a Thread path guide
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UPPER THREADING
j
Pull the thread up along the left side of the
thread path guide to the top left corner of
the threading path cover.
m
Holding the thread with both hands, pass
the thread through both the upper and
lower needle bar thread guides.
1
a
(B)
b
2
b
a Top left corner
b Threading path cover
k
*
Pull the thread down to the needle bar
along the left side of the thread path guide.
Make sure the thread is hooked at the top corner
and positioned behind the transparent front cover.
Getting Ready
a
1
a Needle bar thread guide (upper)
b Needle bar thread guide (lower)
n
Pass the thread through the eye of the
needle from front to back.
o
Pass the thread through the presser foot,
and then pull out about 100-150 mm
(approx. 4-6 inches) of thread toward the
back of the machine.
a
(C)
b
a Thread take-up lever check window
b Transparent front cover
Memo
a
b
a Take-up lever
b Thread
Look through the thread take-up lever check
window and check that the thread is correctly
fed through the take-up lever, turning the
handwheel toward you.
l
a
Lower the presser foot lever.
a 10 cm-15 cm (approx. 4-6 inches)
p
Press
to unlock all keys and
buttons.
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UPPER THREADING
Using the Twin Needle Mode
b
*
The twin needle can only be used for patterns that
Manually thread the machine.
Follow the steps for threading a single needle for the
first threading (see “Threading Manually” on page
31).
show
after being selected. Before you
select a stitch pattern, make sure the stitch can be
sewn in the twin needle mode (refer to the
“STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this
manual).
CAUTION
• Use only twin needles made for this machine
(part code X59296-151). Other needles could
break, resulting in damage.
• Be sure to set the twin needle mode when
using the twin needle. Using the twin needle
while the machine is in single needle mode
could cause the needle to break, resulting in
damage.
• Do not sew with bent needles. The needle
could break and cause injury.
• When using the twin needle, be sure to use
presser foot “J” only.
• When the twin needle is used, bunched
stitches may occur depending on the types of
fabric and thread that are used.
If this occurs, use monogramming foot “N”.
c
a
a Needle bar thread guides
Note
• The “Automatic Threading” button cannot be
used. Manually thread the twin needle from
front to back. Using the “Automatic Threading”
button may result in damage to the machine.
• Before changing the needle or threading the
in the
machine, be sure to press
LCD, otherwise injuries may occur if the
“Start/Stop” button or any other button is
pressed and the machine starts sewing.
a
Pass the thread through the needle bar
thread guides on the needle bar, then
thread the needle on the left side.
d
Pull up the supplemental spool pin and set it
in the up position.
a
Press
and install the twin needle
(see “CHANGING THE NEEDLE” on page 39).
a Supplemental spool pin
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UPPER THREADING
e
Place the additional spool of thread on the
supplemental spool pin, so that the thread
unwinds from the front. Then push the
spool cap onto the spool pin as far as
possible to secure the thread spool.
g
Pass the thread through the thread guide
plate, following the sequence as described
below (or refer to “Threading Manually” on
page 31).
1
Getting Ready
a
b
c
a Spool pin
b Spool cap
c Thread spool
f
*
Hold the thread from the spool with both
hands, and place the thread in the thread
guide.
Do not place the thread in the bobbin winding
thread guide.
h
Do not pass the thread in the needle bar
thread guides on the needle bar. Thread the
needle on the right side.
i
Press
a
a Thread guide
.
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UPPER THREADING
j
Select a stitch pattern. (Example:
)
*
Refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end
of this manual for proper stitch to use with presser
foot “J”.
→ The Selected stitch is displayed.
Note
If the
key is light gray after selecting
the stitch, the selected stitch cannot be sewn
in the twin needle mode.
k
Press
Using Threads that Unwind
Quickly
■ Using the Spool Net
If using transparent nylon thread, metallic thread, or
other strong thread, place the included spool net
over the spool before using it. When using these
threads, threading must be done manually.
If the spool net is too long, fold it once to match it to
the spool size before placing it over the spool.
b
to select the twin needle
a
b
c
d
mode.
a
a
Spool net
Thread spool
Spool pin
Spool cap
dc
Memo
• When threading the spool with the spool net
on, the thread may not come out enough.
Make sure that 5-6 cm (approx. 2 - 2-1/2
inches) of thread are pulled out.
• It may be necessary to adjust the thread tension when using the spool net.
■ Using the Vertical Spool Pin
Use the vertical spool pin when using an irregularly
shaped thread spool, and when sewing or
embroidering with metallic thread.
a
Insert the vertical spool pin onto the bobbin
winder shaft.
a Single needle/twin needle setting
→
d
appears.
a
b
c
d
c
CAUTION
b
Be sure to set the twin needle mode when using
the twin needle. Using the twin needle while the
machine is in single needle mode could cause the
needle to break, resulting in damage.
l
Start sewing.
Sample of Twin Needle Sewing
Bobbin winder shaft
Vertical spool pin
Spool felt
Thread spool
a
b
Install the spool felt and the thread spool in
that order, and then thread the upper
thread.
Memo
• When setting the thread spool, set it so that
the thread winds off from the front of the
spool.
• If using metallic thread, we recommend that
you use a 90/14 home sewing machine needle.
• This method keeps the thread from twisting
as it comes off the spool pin.
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CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT
CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT
1
CAUTION
on the screen before changing the presser foot. If
is not pressed and the
“Start/Stop” button or another button is pressed, the machine will start and may cause injury.
• Always use the correct presser foot for the selected stitch pattern. If the wrong presser foot is used, the
needle may strike the presser foot and bend or break, and may cause injury.
• Only use presser feet made for this machine. Using other presser feet may lead to accident or injury.
Removing the Presser Foot
a
Getting Ready
• Always press
Attaching the Presser Foot
Press the “Needle Position” button to raise
the needle.
CAUTION
• Make sure that the presser foot is installed in
the correct direction, otherwise the needle
may strike the presser foot, breaking the
needle and causing injuries.
a
b
Press
.
Place the new presser foot under the
holder, aligning the foot pin with the notch
in the holder. Lower the presser foot lever
so that the presser foot pin snaps into the
notch in the holder.
*
If “OK to automatically lower the presser foot?”
appears on the LCD screen, press OK to continue.
→ The entire screen becomes white, and all keys and
operation buttons are locked.
c
a
Raise the presser foot lever.
b
a Notch
b Pin
b
Press
to unlock all keys and
buttons.
d
Press the black button on the presser foot
holder and remove the presser foot.
c
Raise the presser foot lever.
a
b
a Black button
b Presser foot holder
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CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT
Attaching the Walking Foot
d
Lower the presser foot lever. Insert the
screw, and tighten the screw securely with
the screwdriver.
The walking foot holds the fabric between the
presser foot and the feed dogs to feed the fabric.
This enables you to have better fabric control
when sewing difficult fabrics (such as quilting or
velvet) or fabrics that slip easily (such as vinyl
cloth, leather, or synthetic leather).
Note
• When sewing with the walking foot, sew at
medium to low speeds.
Memo
• The walking foot can only be used with
straight or zigzag stitch patterns. Reverse
stitches cannot be sewn with the walking
foot. Only select straight or zigzag stitch patterns with reinforcement stitches.
a
Follow the steps in “Removing the Presser
Foot” on the previous page.
b
Loosen the screw of the presser foot holder
to remove the presser foot holder.
c
Set the operation lever of the walking foot
so that the needle clamp screw is set
between the fork, and position the walking
foot on the presser foot bar.
b
a c
a
b
c
d
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Operation lever
Needle clamp screw
Fork
Presser foot bar
d
CAUTION
• Use the included screwdriver to tighten the
screw securely. If the screw is loose, the
needle may strike the presser foot and cause
injury.
• Be sure to turn the handwheel toward the
front of the machine to check that the needle
does not strike the presser foot. If the needle
strikes the presser foot, injury may result.
CHANGING THE NEEDLE
CHANGING THE NEEDLE
1
CAUTION
on the screen before changing the needle. If
is not pressed and the Start/
Stop button or another operation button is pressed accidentally, the machine will start and injury may
result.
• Use only sewing machine needles made for home use. Other needles may bend or break and may cause
injury.
• Never sew with a bent needle. A bent needle will easily break and may cause injury.
c
Memo
To check the needle correctly, place the flat
side of the needle on a flat surface. Check the
needle from the top and the sides. Throw
away any bent needles.
Getting Ready
• Always press
Use the screwdriver to turn the screw
toward the front of the machine and loosen
the screw, then remove the needle.
a
b
a Parallel space
b Level surface (bobbin cover, glass, etc.)
Press the “Needle Position” button to raise
a
the needle.
b
Press
Note
• Do not apply pressure to the needle clamp
screw. Doing so may damage the needle or
machine.
.
*
If “OK to automatically lower the presser foot?”
appears on the LCD screen, press OK to continue.
→ The entire screen becomes white, and all keys and
operation buttons are locked.
Note
Before replacing the needle, cover the hole in
the needle plate with fabric or paper to prevent
the needle from falling into the machine.
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CHANGING THE NEEDLE
d
With the flat side of the needle facing the
back, insert the new needle all the way to
the top of the needle stopper (viewing
window) in the needle clamp. Use a
screwdriver to securely tighten the needle
clamp screw.
a
b
c
a Needle stopper
b Hole for setting the needle
c Flat side of needle
CAUTION
• Be sure to push in the needle until it touches
the stopper, and securely tighten the needle
clamp screw with a screwdriver. If the needle
is not completely inserted or the needle clamp
screw is loose, the needle may break or the
machine may be damaged.
e
Press
buttons.
40
to unlock all keys and
CHANGING THE NEEDLE
■ About the Needle
The sewing machine needle is probably the most important part of the sewing machine. Choosing the proper
needle for your sewing project will result in a beautiful finish and fewer problems. Below are some things to keep
in mind about needles.
The smaller the needle number, the finer the needle. As the numbers increase, the needles get thicker.
Use fine needles with lightweight fabrics, and thicker needles with heavyweight fabrics.
To avoid skipped stitches, use ball point needle (golden colored) 90/14 with stretch fabrics.
To avoid skipped stitches, use ball point needle (golden colored) 90/14 when sewing character or decorative
stitches.
• Use needle 75/11 for embroidery. Use ball point needle 75/107 for embroidering patterns with short jump
stitches such as alphabet characters when the thread trimming function is turned on. Ball point needles
(golden colored) 90/14 are not recommended for embroidery, as they may bend or break, causing injury.
• It is recommended that a 90/14 needle should be used when embroidering on heavyweight fabrics or
stabilizing products (for example, denim, puffy foam, etc.). A 75/11 needle may bend or break, which could
result in injury.
1
Getting Ready
•
•
•
•
■ Fabric/Thread/Needle Combinations
The following table provides information concerning the appropriate thread and needle for various fabrics.
Please refer to this table when selecting a thread and needle for the fabric you wish to use.
Fabric
Thread
Type
Medium weight fabric
Broadcloth
Cotton
60 - 80
Taffeta
Synthetic mercerized
60 - 80
Flannel, Gabardine Silk or silk finished
Lightweight fabric
Heavyweight fabric
Stretch fabric
Size of needle
Size
50
Lawn, Batiste
Cotton
60 - 80
Georgette
Synthetic mercerized
60 - 80
Challis, Satin
Silk
Denim
Cotton
65/9 - 75/11
Corduroy
Synthetic mercerized
Tweed
Silk
Jersey
Thread for knits
50 - 60
Ball point needle
(golden colored)
75/11 - 90/14
Cotton thread
50 - 80
65/9 - 90/14
50
30 - 50
90/14 - 100/16
50
50
Tricot
Easily frayed fabrics
75/11 - 90/14
Synthetic thread
Silk thread
For top stitching
50
Synthetic mercerized
30
Silk
30
90/14 - 100/16
Memo
For transparent nylon thread, always use needle 90/14 - 100/16.
The same thread is usually used for the bobbin thread and upper threading.
CAUTION
• Be sure to follow the needle, thread, and fabric combinations listed in the table. Using an improper
combination, especially a heavyweight fabric (i.e., denim) with a small needle (i.e., 65/9 - 75/11), may
cause the needle to bend or break, and lead to injury. Also, the seam may be uneven, the fabric may
pucker, or the machine may skip stitches.
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CHANGING THE NEEDLE
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Chapter
2
Sewing Basics
SEWING ..............................................................................................44
Sewing a Stitch........................................................................................................44
■ Using the Foot Controller................................................................................................45
Sewing Reinforcement Stitches ...............................................................................46
Sewing Curves .........................................................................................................46
Changing Sewing Direction .....................................................................................46
■ Sewing a Seam Allowance of 0.5 cm or Less ...................................................................46
Sewing Heavyweight Fabrics...................................................................................47
■ If the Fabric does not Fit under the Presser Foot .............................................................47
■ If the Fabric does not Feed ..............................................................................................47
Sewing Lightweight Fabrics .....................................................................................48
Sewing Stretch Fabrics ............................................................................................48
STITCH SETTINGS ...............................................................................49
Setting the Stitch Width ..........................................................................................49
Setting the Stitch Length .........................................................................................49
Setting the Thread Tension ......................................................................................50
■ Proper Thread Tension ....................................................................................................50
■ Upper Thread is Too Tight...............................................................................................50
■ Upper Thread is Too Loose..............................................................................................50
USEFUL FUNCTIONS ..........................................................................51
Automatic Reinforcement Stitching ........................................................................51
Automatic Thread Cutting .......................................................................................52
■ Using the Knee Lifter.......................................................................................................53
Pivoting ...................................................................................................................53
Automatic Fabric Sensor System (Automatic Presser Foot Pressure) ....................... 55
Locking the Screen ..................................................................................................55
SEWING
SEWING
CAUTION
• To avoid injury, pay special attention to the needle while the machine is in operation. Keep your hands
away from moving parts while the machine is in operation.
• Do not stretch or pull the fabric during sewing. Doing so may lead to injury.
• Do not use bent or broken needles. Doing so may lead to injury.
• Take care that the needle does not strike basting pins or other objects during sewing. Otherwise, the
needle may break and cause injury.
• If stitches become bunched, lengthen the stitch length setting before continuing sewing. Otherwise, the
needle may break and cause injury.
Sewing a Stitch
a
Turn the main power to ON, and push the
“Needle Position” button to raise the
needle.
b
Press the key of the stitch you want to sew.
d
Set the fabric under the presser foot. Hold
the fabric and thread ends in your left hand,
and turn the handwheel to set the needle in
the sewing start position.
Memo
The black button on the left side of presser
foot “J” should be pressed only if the fabric
does not feed or when sewing thick seams
(see page 47). Normally, you can sew without
pressing the black button.
→ The symbol of the correct presser foot will be
displayed in the upper left corner of the LCD.
c
Install the presser foot (see “CHANGING
THE PRESSER FOOT” on page 37).
e
*
CAUTION
• Always use the correct presser foot. If the
wrong presser foot is used, the needle may
strike the presser foot and bend or break,
possibly resulting in injury.
f
*
Lower the presser foot.
You do not have to pull up the bobbin thread.
Adjust the sewing speed with the speed
control slide.
You can use this slide to adjust sewing speed during
sewing.
a
a Slow
b Fast
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b
SEWING
g
*
Press the “Start/Stop” button to start
sewing.
Note
• When cutting thread thicker than #30, nylon
thread, or other decorative threads, use the
thread cutter on the side of the machine.
Guide the fabric lightly by hand.
j
Press the “Start/Stop” button again to stop
sewing.
Memo
This machine is equipped with a bobbin thread
sensor that warns you when the bobbin thread
is almost empty. When the bobbin thread is
nearly empty, the machine automatically
stops. However, if the “Start/Stop” button is
pressed, a few stitches can be sewn. If the
warning displays, re-thread the machine
immediately.
2
Sewing Basics
h
When the needle has stopped moving, raise
the presser foot and remove the fabric.
■ Using the Foot Controller
You can also use the foot controller to start and stop
sewing.
i
Press the “Thread Cutter” button to trim
the threads.
CAUTION
Do not allow fabric pieces and dust to collect in
the foot controller. Doing so could cause a fire or
an electric shock.
Memo
• When the foot controller is being used, the
“Start/Stop” button has no effect on sewing.
• The foot controller cannot be used when
embroidering.
• The foot controller can be used for sewing
utility and decorative stitches when the
embroidery unit is attached.
→ The needle will return to the up position
automatically.
CAUTION
• Do not press the “Thread Cutter” button after
the threads have been cut. Doing so could
tangle the thread or break the needle and
damage the machine.
• Do not press the “Thread Cutter” button when
there is no fabric set in the machine or during
machine operation. The thread may tangle,
possibly resulting in damage.
a
Insert the foot controller plug into its jack
on the machine.
b
a
a Foot controller
b Foot controller jack
Note
Do not pull the retractable cord out beyond the
red mark on the cord.
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SEWING
b
Slowly depress the foot controller to start
sewing.
Sewing Curves
Sew slowly while keeping the seam parallel with
the fabric edge as you guide the fabric around the
curve.
Memo
The speed set using the sewing speed controller is the foot controller’s maximum sewing
speed.
c
Release the foot controller to stop the
machine.
Changing Sewing Direction
Memo
(For U.S.A. only)
Foot controller: Model S
This foot controller can be used with model
NV5000
Stop the machine. Leave the needle in the fabric,
and press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to raise
the presser foot. Using the needle as a pivot, turn
the fabric so that you can sew in the new
direction. Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to
lower the presser foot and start sewing.
Sewing Reinforcement Stitches
Reverse/reinforcement stitches are generally
necessary at the beginning and end of sewing. You
can use the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button
to sew reverse/reinforcement stitches manually
(see page 3).
If the automatic reinforcement stitch is selected on
the screen, reverse stitches (or reinforcement
stitches) will be sewn automatically at the
beginning of sewing when the “Start/Stop” button
is pressed. Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement
Stitch” button to sew reverse stitches (or
reinforcement stitches) automatically at the end of
sewing (see page 51).
The pivot setting is useful when changing the
sewing direction. When the machine is stopped at
the corner of the fabric, the machine stops with the
needle in the fabric and the presser foot is
automatically raised so the fabric can easily be
rotated (see “Pivoting” on page 53).
■ Sewing a Seam Allowance of 0.5 cm
or Less
Baste the corner before sewing, and then, after
changing the sewing direction at the corner, pull the
basting thread toward the back while sewing.
a
a 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)
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SEWING
Sewing Heavyweight Fabrics
The sewing machine can sew fabrics up to 6 mm
(approx. 1/4 inch) thick. If the thickness of a seam
causes sewing to occur at an angle, help guide the
fabric by hand and sew on the downward slope.
■ If the Fabric does not Feed
If the fabric does not feed when starting to sew or
when sewing thick seams, press the black button on
the left side of presser foot “J”.
a
Raise the presser foot.
b
While keeping the black button on the left
side of presser foot “J” pressed in, press the
“Presser Foot Lifter” button to lower the
presser foot.
Sewing Basics
CAUTION
• Do not forcefully push fabrics more than
6 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) thick through the
sewing machine. This may cause the needle to
break and cause injury.
■ If the Fabric does not Fit under the
Presser Foot
2
c
Release the button.
If the presser foot is in the up position, and you are
sewing heavyweight or multiple layers of fabric
which do not fit easily under the presser foot, use
the presser foot lever to raise the presser foot to its
highest position. The fabric will now fit under the
presser foot.
→ The presser foot remains level, enabling the fabric to
be fed.
Memo
Memo
You cannot use the presser foot lever after the
presser foot has been raised using the
“Presser Foot Lifter” button.
• Once the trouble spot has been passed, the
foot will return to its normal position.
• When “AUTOMATIC FABRIC SENSOR
SYSTEM” (Automatic Presser Foot Pressure) in the machine settings screen is set to
“ON”, the thickness of the fabric is automatically detected by the internal sensor so the
fabric can be fed smoothly for best sewing
results. (See page 55 for details.)
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SEWING
Sewing Lightweight Fabrics
Place thin paper or tear away embroidery
stabilizer under thin fabrics to make sewing easier.
Gently tear off the paper or the stabilizer after
sewing.
a
a Thin paper
Sewing Stretch Fabrics
First, baste together the pieces of fabric, and then
sew without stretching the fabric.
In addition, a better result can be achieved by
using thread for knits or a stretch stitch.
Memo
• For best results when sewing stretch fabrics,
decrease the pressure of the presser foot.
a
a Basting stitching
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STITCH SETTINGS
STITCH SETTINGS
When you select a stitch, your machine automatically selects the appropriate stitch width, stitch length,
and upper thread tension. However, if needed, you can change any of the individual settings.
Note
• Settings for some stitches cannot be changed (refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of
this manual).
• If you turn off the machine or select another stitch without saving stitch setting changes (see “Saving
Your Stitch Settings” on page 60), the stitch settings will return to their default settings.
Press
to widen the zigzag stitch pattern width.
Follow the steps below when you want to change
the zigzag stitch pattern width.
Sewing Basics
Setting the Stitch Width
2
→ The value in the display gets bigger.
Memo
Memo
• For an alternate method of changing the
stitch width using the speed controller, see
page 82.
• Press
to return the stitch width to the
original setting.
Note
Example:
Press
to narrow the zigzag stitch pattern width.
After adjusting the stitch width, slowly turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) and check that
the needle does not touch the presser foot. If the needle hits the presser foot, the needle may bend or
break.
Setting the Stitch Length
Follow the steps below when you want to change
the stitch pattern length.
→ The value in the display gets smaller.
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STITCH SETTINGS
■ Proper Thread Tension
Example:
Press
to shorten the stitch length.
The upper and lower threads should cross near the
center of the fabric. If the thread tension is not
properly set, the seam may have a poor finish or the
fabric may pucker.
a
b
c
→ The value in the display gets smaller.
Press
d
to lengthen the stitch length.
a
b
c
d
Wrong side
Surface
Upper thread
Bobbin thread
■ Upper Thread is Too Tight
If the bobbin thread can be seen on the surface of
the fabric, press
→ The value in the display gets bigger.
.
c
Memo
• Using the Image Key, you can check
changes made to the stitch.
b
d
• Press
to return the stitch length to the
original setting.
CAUTION
If the stitches get bunched together, lengthen the
stitch length and continue sewing. Do not
continue sewing without lengthening the stitch
length. Otherwise, the needle may break and
cause injury.
a
a
b
c
d
Bobbin thread
Upper thread
Surface
Locks appear on surface of fabric
■ Upper Thread is Too Loose
If the upper thread can be seen on the wrong side of
the fabric, press
.
c
Setting the Thread Tension
You may need to change the thread tension,
depending on the fabric and thread being used.
Follow the steps below to make any necessary
changes.
d
a
b
a
b
c
d
Upper thread
Bobbin thread
Wrong side
Locks appear on wrong side of fabric
Memo
• Press
to return the thread tension to
the original setting.
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USEFUL FUNCTIONS
USEFUL FUNCTIONS
c
Automatic Reinforcement
Stitching
Set the fabric in the start position and start
sewing.
After selecting a stitch pattern, turn on the
automatic reinforcement stitching function before
sewing, and the machine will automatically sew
reinforcement stitches (or reverse stitches,
depending on the stitch pattern) at the beginning
and end of sewing.
Select a stitch pattern.
b
Press
a
a Reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches)
to set the automatic
Sewing Basics
a
2
→ The machine will automatically sew reverse stitches
(or reinforcement stitches) and then continue
sewing.
reinforcement stitching function.
Memo
If you press the “Start/Stop” button to pause
sewing, press it again to continue. The
machine will not sew reverse reinforcement
stitches again.
d
Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”
button.
a
→ The key will display as
a Reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches)
.
→ The machine will sew reverse stitches (or
reinforcement stitches) and stop.
Memo
Some stitches, such as buttonholes and bar
tacks, require reinforcement stitches at the
beginning of sewing. If you select one of these
stitches, the machine will automatically turn on
this function (the key appears as
the stitch is selected).
Memo
To turn off the automatic reinforcement stitching function, press
again, so it appears
when
as
.
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USEFUL FUNCTIONS
Automatic Thread Cutting
c
After selecting a stitch pattern, turn on the
automatic thread cutting function before sewing,
and the machine will automatically sew
reinforcement stitches (or reverse stitches,
depending on the stitch pattern) at the beginning
and end of sewing, and trim the threads at the end
of sewing. This function is useful when sewing
buttonholes and bar tacks.
a
Select a stitch pattern.
b
Press
Set the fabric in the start position and start
sewing.
a
a Reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches)
to set the automatic thread
cutting function.
→ The machine will automatically sew reverse stitches
(or reinforcement stitches) and then continue
sewing.
Memo
If you press the “Start/Stop” button to pause
sewing, press the same button again to continue. The beginning reverse/reinforcement
stitches will not be sewn again.
d
Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement
Stitching” button.
a
→ The key will display as
.
Memo
This function is set automatically when sewing
embroidery.
a Reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches)
→ The machine will sew reverse stitches (or
reinforcement stitches), then trim the thread.
Memo
To turn off the automatic thread cutting function, press
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again, so it appears as
.
USEFUL FUNCTIONS
■ Using the Knee Lifter
Using the knee lifter, you can raise and lower the
presser foot with your knee, leaving both hands free
to handle the fabric.
a
Align the tabs on the knee lifter with the
notches in the jack, and then insert the knee
lifter as far as possible.
Pivoting
If the pivot setting is selected, the machine stops
with the needle lowered (in the fabric) and the
presser foot is automatically raised to an
appropriate height when the “Start/Stop” button is
pressed. When the “Start/Stop” button is pressed
again, the presser foot is automatically lowered
and sewing continues. This function is useful for
stopping the machine to rotate the fabric.
• When the pivot setting is selected, the
machine starts when the “Start/Stop” button is
pressed or the foot controller is pressed down
even if the presser foot has been raised. Be
sure to keep your hands and other items away
from the needle, otherwise injuries may occur.
Note
If the knee lifter is not pushed into the mounting slot as far as possible, it may come out
during use.
Use your knee to move the knee lifter to the
b
right in order to raise the presser foot.
Release the knee lifter to lower the presser
foot.
Sewing Basics
CAUTION
2
Memo
When the pivot setting is selected, the height
of the presser foot when sewing is stopped
can be changed according to the type of fabric
being sewn. Press
to display
“PIVOTING HEIGHT” on P. 1 of the settings
screen. Press
or
to select one of the
three heights (3.2 mm, 5.0 mm or 7.5 mm). To
raise the presser foot further, increase the
setting. (Normally, 3.2 mm is set.)
CAUTION
Be sure to keep your knee away from the knee
lifter during sewing. If the knee lifter is pushed
during machine operation, the needle may break
or the thread tension may loosen.
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USEFUL FUNCTIONS
c
Note
• The “NEEDLE POSITION” (P. 2 of the settings screen) must be set in the down position
for the pivot function to be used.
When “NEEDLE POSITION” is set in the
Place the fabric under the presser foot with
the needle at the starting point of the
stitching, and then press the “Start/Stop”
button. The machine will begin sewing.
raised position,
appears as light gray
and cannot be used.
• When the setting is selected, the pivot function can only be used with stitches where
presser foot J or N is indicated in the upperleft corner of the screen. If any other stitch is
selected,
appears as light gray and is
not available.
• Since the presser foot is fully raised when
the automatic thread cutting key is pressed,
press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to
lower the presser foot, and then press the
“Start/Stop” button to continue sewing.
• If the pivot setting is selected,
and
beside “PRESSER FOOT HEIGHT” in the
settings screen are not available and the
setting cannot be changed.
a
Select a stitch.
b
Press
Memo
If you press the “Start/Stop” button to pause
sewing, then press it again to continue,
reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches) will
not be sewn.
d
Press the “Start/Stop” button to stop the
machine at the point where the sewing
direction changes.
to select the pivot setting.
→ The machine stops with the needle in the fabric, and
the presser foot is raised.
e
→ The key appears as
Rotate the fabric, and then press the “Start/
Stop” button.
.
→ The presser foot is automatically lowered, and
sewing continues.
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USEFUL FUNCTIONS
Automatic Fabric Sensor System
(Automatic Presser Foot
Pressure)
If the screen is locked before starting to sew, the
various settings such as the stitch width and stitch
length are locked and cannot be changed. This
prevents screen settings from accidentally being
changed or the machine from being stopped while
large pieces of fabric or projects are being sewn.
The screen can be locked when sewing utility
stitches and character decorative stitches.
a
Select a stitch pattern.
b
If necessary, adjust any settings such as the
stitch width and stitch length.
c
Press
to lock the screen settings.
→ The key appears as
2
Sewing Basics
The thickness of the fabric is automatically
detected and the presser foot pressure is
automatically adjusted with an internal sensor
while sewing, so your fabric is fed smoothly. The
fabric sensor system works continuously while
sewing. This function is useful for sewing over
thick seams (see page 47), or quilting (see page
80).
Locking the Screen
.
d
Sew your project.
e
When you are finished sewing, press
again to unlock the screen settings.
CAUTION
• If the screen is locked (
a
Press
b
Set “AUTOMATIC FABRIC SENSOR
SYSTEM” to “ON”.
c
Press
.
→ The settings screen appears.
), unlock the
screen by pressing
. While the screen is
locked, no other key can be operated.
• The settings are unlocked when the machine is
turned off and on.
to return to the original screen.
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USEFUL FUNCTIONS
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Chapter
3
Utility Stitches
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES ......................58
One-step Buttonholes ........................................................97
■ Stitch Selection Screens............................................................ 58
■ Sewing Stretch Fabrics ............................................................100
■ Odd Shaped Buttons/Buttons that do not Fit into the Button
Holder Plate............................................................................100
Selecting a Stitch .............................................................. 59
■ Using the Mirror Image Key ..................................................... 59
■ Using the Image Key................................................................. 59
Four-step Buttonholes......................................................101
Saving Your Stitch Settings ............................................... 60
Bar Tacks .........................................................................105
■ Saving Settings.......................................................................... 60
■ Retrieving Saved Settings.......................................................... 61
Button Sewing .................................................................107
Using the Sewing Type Selection Key ............................... 61
SEWING THE STITCHES .................................63
■ Darning...................................................................................103
■ Bar Tacks on Thick Fabrics......................................................106
■ Attaching 4 Hole Buttons........................................................108
■ Attaching a Shank to the Button .............................................108
Eyelet...............................................................................109
Straight Stitches ................................................................ 63
Multi-directional Sewing (Straight Stitch and Zigzag Stitch) .....110
■ Changing the Needle Position (Left or Middle Needle Position
Stitches Only)........................................................................... 65
■ Needle Plate and Needle Plate Cover Marks ............................ 65
■ Using the Straight Stitch Needle Plate and the Straight Stitch Foot .... 65
■ Basting ..................................................................................... 67
Zipper Insertion...............................................................111
Dart Seam......................................................................... 67
Gathering.......................................................................... 68
Flat Fell Seam.................................................................... 69
Pintuck.............................................................................. 69
Zigzag Stitches.................................................................. 71
■
■
■
■
■
Overcasting (Using a Zigzag Stitch) ......................................... 71
Appliqué (Using a Zigzag Stitch) .............................................. 71
Patchwork (for Crazy Quilt)..................................................... 72
Sewing Curves (Using a Zigzag Stitch) ..................................... 72
Cord Guide Bobbin Cover (Using a Zigzag Stitch) ................... 72
Elastic Zigzag Stitches....................................................... 73
■ Tape Attaching ......................................................................... 73
■ Overcasting .............................................................................. 73
Overcasting ...................................................................... 74
■
■
■
■
Overcasting Using Presser Foot “G” ........................................ 74
Overcasting Using Presser Foot “J” .......................................... 75
Overcasting Using the Side Cutter ........................................... 76
When Sewing Straight Stitches While Using the Side Cutter .... 78
Quilting ............................................................................ 79
■
■
■
■
■
■
Piecing ..................................................................................... 80
Quilting .................................................................................... 80
Appliqué................................................................................... 81
Quilting with Satin Stitches ...................................................... 82
Free-motion Quilting................................................................ 83
Echo Quilting Using the Free-motion Echo Quilting Foot “E” .. 86
Blind Hem Stitches ........................................................... 89
■ If the Needle does not Catch the Fold ...................................... 90
■ If the Needle Catches Too Much of the Fold ............................ 90
Appliqué ........................................................................... 90
■ Sewing Sharp Curves ................................................................ 91
Shelltuck Stitches.............................................................. 91
Scallop Stitches................................................................. 92
Top Stitching..................................................................... 92
Smocking Stitches ............................................................. 93
Fagoting ............................................................................ 93
Tape or Elastic Attaching .................................................. 94
Heirloom .......................................................................... 95
■ Hemstitching (1) (Daisy Stitch) ................................................ 95
■ Hemstitching (2) (Drawn Work (1)) ......................................... 95
■ Hemstitching (3) (Drawn Work (2)) ......................................... 96
■ Centered Zipper......................................................................111
■ Inserting a Side Zipper ............................................................112
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES
■ Stitch Selection Screens
There are 5 categories of Utility Stitches.
indicates that there is more than one stitch selection screen
for that category.
Straight/Overcasting/Quilting Stitches
Heirloom Stitches
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Buttonholes/Bar tacks
Decorative Stitches
Multi-directional Sewing
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES
■ Using the Mirror Image Key
Selecting a Stitch
a
Depending on the type of utility stitch you select,
you may be able to sew a horizontal mirror image of
the stitch.
Turn the main power to ON.
→ Either “1-01 Straight stitch (Left)” or “1-03 Straight
stitch (Middle)” is selected, depending on the setting
selected in the setting screen.
b
Use
If
is lit when you select a stitch, it will be
possible to make a mirror image of the stitch.
Note
If
is light gray after you select a stitch,
you cannot create a horizontal mirror image of
the selected stitch (this is true of buttonholes,
multi-directional sewing, and others).
to select the
category you want.
*
Press
to view this screen if another screen
displays.
*
Press
Press
to create a horizontal mirror image of
the selected stitch.
to view the next page.
The key will display as
.
3
Utility Stitches
a
b
■ Using the Image Key
a Preview of the selected stitch
b Stitch selection screen
c
Press the key of the stitch you want to sew.
You can display an image of the selected stitch. You
can also check and change the colors of the image
on the screen.
a
Press
.
Memo
For details on each stitch, refer to the
“STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this
manual.
→ An image of the selected stitch is displayed.
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SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES
b
Press
to change the thread color of
Saving Your Stitch Settings
the stitch on the screen.
*
Press
to display an enlarged image of the
stitch.
Memo
• The color changes every time you press
.
• The units of the stitch display area are in
mm.
The settings for the zigzag stitch width, stitch
length, thread tension, automatic thread cutting,
automatic reinforcement stitching, etc., are preset
in the machine for each stitch. However, if you
have specific settings that you wish to reuse later
for a stitch, you can change the settings so that
they can be saved for that stitch. Five sets of
settings can be saved for a single stitch.
■ Saving Settings
a
Select a stitch. (Example:
b
Specify your preferred settings.
)
a
a Stitch screen
c
Press
screen.
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to go back to the original
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES
c
Press
.
c
*
Press the numbered key of the settings to be
retrieved.
Press
to return to the original screen
without retrieving settings.
a
3
Utility Stitches
→ The settings are saved and the original screen
automatically appears.
Memo
If you try to save settings when there are
already 5 sets of settings saved for a stitch, the
message “The pockets are full. Delete a pattern” will appear. Close the message and refer
to “Deleting Saved Settings” on this page.
a Numbered keys
d
Press
.
→ The selected settings are retrieved, and the original
screen automatically appears.
■ Retrieving Saved Settings
Memo
a
Select a stitch.
Deleting Saved Settings
You can delete the selected setting by press-
Memo
ing
When a stitch is selected, the last settings
retrieved are displayed. The last settings
retrieved are retained even if the machine was
turned off or a different stitch was selected.
setting to be deleted. Press
b
Press
. Press the numbered key of the
, press
and then
. The new setting
will be saved in place of the recently deleted
setting.
.
Using the Sewing Type Selection
Key
You can also select utility stitches using
.
Use this key when you are not sure which stitch to
use for your application, or to get advice about
sewing particular stitches. For example, if you
want to sew overcasting, but you do not know
which stitch to use or how to sew the stitch, you
can use this screen to get advice. We recommend
that beginners use this method to select stitches.
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SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES
Example: Displaying information about
overcasting
a
Press
*
.
→ The advice screen is displayed.
b
*
Press
Press
.
to return to the original screen.
→ The upper part of the screen displays a selection of
overcasting stitches with explanations.
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c
Read the explanations and select the
appropriate stitch.
Press
or
to scroll the page.
→ The screen displays directions for sewing the
selected stitch.
d
*
Follow the directions to sew the stitch.
Press
to view the next page.
SEWING THE STITCHES
SEWING THE STITCHES
Straight Stitches
Stitch
Stitch name
Presser
foot
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Applications
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Twin
needle
Manual
Auto.
Manual
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
General sewing, gather, pintuck,
etc. Reinforcement stitch is sewn
while pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Straight stitch
(Middle)
General sewing, gather, pintuck,
etc. Reverse stitch is sewn while
pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Straight stitch
(Middle)
General sewing, gather, pintuck,
etc. Reinforcement stitch is sewn
while pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Triple stretch stitch
General sewing for
reinforcement and decorative
topstitching
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Stem stitch
Reinforced stitching, sewing and
decorative applications
1.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/16 - 1/8)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Decorative stitch
Decorative stitching, top
stitching
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Basting stitch
Basting
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
20.0
5.0 - 30.0
(3/4) (3/16 - 1-3/16)
Straight stitch (Left)
J
a
a Left needle position
b Middle needle position
3
Utility Stitches
Auto.
General sewing, gather, pintuck,
etc. Reverse stitch is sewn while
pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
Straight stitch (Left)
NO
J
b
a Reverse stitch
b Reinforcement stitch
Memo
If the selected stitch has a double mark “ ” at the top of the key display, you can sew reverse stitches
holding the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button.
If the selected stitch has a dot mark “ ” at the top of the key display, you can sew reinforcement stitches
holding the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button (see page 46).
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SEWING THE STITCHES
a
Select a stitch.
CAUTION
Be sure the needle does not strike a basting pin, or
any other objects, during sewing. The thread
could tangle or the needle could break, causing
injury.
b
*
c
f
When sewing is completed, hold the
“Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button to
sew 3-4 reverse stitches (or reinforcement
stitches) at the end of the seam.
g
After sewing, press the “Thread Cutter”
button to trim the threads.
Attach presser foot “J”.
Attach presser foot “N” when you select
.
Hold the thread tails and fabric with your
left hand, and turn the handwheel with
your right hand to insert the needle into the
fabric.
a
a Sewing start position
d
Lower the presser foot, and hold the
“Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button to
sew 3-4 stitches.
→ The machine sews reverse stitches (or reinforcement
stitches).
e
Press the “Start/Stop” button to sew
forward.
a
a Reverse stitches
→ The machine will begin sewing slowly.
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Memo
When the automatic thread cutting and automatic reinforcement stitch keys on the screen
are selected, reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches) will be sewn automatically at
the beginning of sewing when the “Start/Stop”
button is pressed. Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew reverse
stitches (or reinforcement stitches) and trim
the thread automatically at the end of sewing.
SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Changing the Needle Position (Left
or Middle Needle Position Stitches
Only)
When you select left or middle needle position
stitches, you can use
and
in the stitch
width display to change the position of the needle.
Match the distance from the right edge of the presser
foot to the needle with the stitch width, then align
the edge of the presser foot with the edge of the
fabric during sewing for an attractive finish.
■ Needle Plate and Needle Plate Cover
Marks
For a standard 16 mm (approx. 5/8 inch) seam
allowance, set the width to 0.0 mm on the screen.
While sewing, align the edge of the fabric with the
16 mm (approx. 5/8 inch) mark on the needle plate.
c
d
e
a
a
f
cb
a Stitch width
Example: Left/Middle needle position stitches
a 16 mm (approx. 5/8 inch)
Utility Stitches
g
3
b For stitches with a middle (center) needle position
c For stitches with a left needle position
d Left needle position on the needle plate <inch>
e Left needle position on the needle plate <cm>
J
J
J
J
f Middle (center) needle position on the bobbin
cover <inch>
g Left needle position on the needle plate cover
<inch>
■ Using the Straight Stitch Needle
Plate and the Straight Stitch Foot
12.0 mm
(approx.
1/2 inch)
8.5 mm
(approx.
11/32
inch)
6.5 mm
(approx.
1/4 inch)
5.0 mm
(approx. 3/
16 inch)
The straight stitch needle plate and the straight stitch
foot can only be used for straight stitches (middle
needle position stitches). Use the straight stitch
needle plate and the straight stitch foot when sewing
thin fabrics or when sewing small pieces which tend
to sink into the hole of the regular needle plate
during sewing. The straight stitch foot is perfect to
reduce puckering on lightweight fabrics. The small
opening on the foot provides support for the fabric
as the needle travels through the fabric.
CAUTION
Always use the straight stitch foot in combination
with the straight stitch needle plate.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
a
Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to
raise the presser foot and turn the main
power to OFF.
g
Insert the bobbin case in its original
position, and then attach the needle plate
cover.
b
Remove the flat bed attachment or the
embroidery unit if either are attached.
h
c
Grasp both sides of the needle plate cover,
and then slide it toward you.
After reinstalling the needle plate cover,
select any of the straight stitches.
Memo
• When using the straight stitch needle plate,
all straight stitches become middle needle
position stitches. You cannot change the
needle position using the width display.
• Always secure the needle plate before
inserting the bobbin case into its original
position.
a
a Needle plate cover
d
Grasp the bobbin case, and then pull it out.
CAUTION
• Selecting other stitches will cause an error
message to be displayed.
• Be sure to turn the handwheel slowly in your
direction before sewing and make sure that the
needle is not contacting the straight stitch foot
and straight stitch needle plate.
a
i
Attach the straight stitch foot.
a Bobbin case
e
Use the screwdriver included with the
machine to unscrew and remove the regular
needle plate.
a
b
a Notch
b Pin
f
j
Set the straight stitch needle plate in place
and use the screwdriver to tighten the plate.
*
Start sewing.
After sewing, make sure to remove the straight stitch
needle plate and the straight stitch foot, and reinstall
the regular needle plate, the needle plate cover and
the presser foot “J”.
Memo
To prevent puckering on fine fabrics, use a
fine needle, size 75/11, and a short stitch
length. For heavier fabrics, use a heavier needle, size 90/14, and longer stitches.
Note
Align the two screw holes on the needle plate
with the two holes on the machine and screws
in the needle plate.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Basting
Dart Seam
a
Select
b
Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”
button to sew reinforcement stitches, then
continue sewing.
and attach presser foot “J”.
a
Select
b
Sew a reverse stitch at the beginning of the
dart and then sew from the wide end to the
other end without stretching the fabric.
*
and attach presser foot “J”.
If automatic reinforcement stitching is preset, a
reinforcement stitch will automatically be sewn at
the beginning of sewing.
a
3
If you do not want to use a reinforcement
stitch at the beginning; you should lift the
presser foot, rotate the handwheel, pull up the
bobbin thread and pull a length of top and
bobbin thread out from the rear of the
machine.
You can set the stitch length between 5 mm
(approx. 3/16 inch) and 30 mm (approx.
1-3/16 inches)
a Basting
c
*
Utility Stitches
Memo
Cut the thread at the end leaving 50 mm
(approx. 1-15/16 inches), and then tie both
ends together.
Do not sew a reverse stitch at the end.
a
a Between 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) and 30 mm
(approx. 1-3/16 inches)
c
Sew while keeping the fabric straight.
d
d
Insert the ends of the thread into the dart
with a needle.
End the basting with reinforcement stitches.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
e
Iron the dart to one side so that it is flat.
d
Sew two rows of straight stitches parallel to
the seam line, then trim excess thread
leaving 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16 inches).
b
a
c
Gathering
a Seam line
b 10 to 15 mm (approx. 3/8 inch to 9/16 inch)
c About 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16 inches)
Use on waists of skirts, sleeves of shirts, etc.
a
b
*
Select a straight stitch and attach presser
foot “J”.
Pull the bobbin threads to obtain the
desired amount of gather, then tie the
threads.
f
Smooth the gathers by ironing them.
g
Sew on the seam line and remove the
basting stitch.
Set the stitch length to 4.0 mm (approx.
3/16 inch) and the thread tension to
approximately 2.0 (weaker tension).
If you press
after pressing
, the
stitch length will be set automatically to 4.0 mm
(approx. 3/16 inch) and the thread tension will be
automatically set to 2.0.
Pull the bobbin and upper threads out by
c
50 mm (approx. 1-15/16 inches) (see page
28).
a
b
c
a Upper thread
b Bobbin thread
c About 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16 inches)
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SEWING THE STITCHES
e
Flat Fell Seam
Fold the longer seam allowance around the
shorter one, and sew the edge of the fold.
Use for reinforcing seams and finishing edges
neatly.
a
a
Select
and attach presser foot “J”.
a
Sew the finish line, then cut half of the seam
b
allowance from the side on which the flat
fell seam will lie.
*
When the automatic thread cutting and automatic
reinforcement stitching are preset, reinforcement
stitches will be sewn automatically at the beginning
of sewing. Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”
button to sew a reinforcement stitch and trim the
thread automatically at the end of sewing.
a Wrong side
Finished flat fell seam
3
a
a Surface
b
Utility Stitches
a
a
Pintuck
a About 12 mm (approx. 1/2 inch)
b Wrong side
c
a
Mark along the folds on the wrong side of
the fabric.
Spread the fabric out along the finish line.
a
b
a
b
a Finish line
b Wrong side
d
a Wrong side
Turn the fabric and iron the folded parts
only.
Lay both seam allowances on the side of the
shorter seam (cut seam) and iron them.
a
a
a Surface
a Wrong side
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SEWING THE STITCHES
c
Select
d
Sew a straight stitch along the fold.
*
and attach presser foot “I”.
When the automatic thread cutting and automatic
reinforcement stitching are preset, reinforcement
stitches will be sewn automatically at the beginning
of sewing. Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”
button to sew a reinforcement stitch and trim the
thread automatically at the end of sewing.
a
b
c
I
a Width for pintuck
b Wrong side
c Surface
e
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Iron the folds in the same direction.
SEWING THE STITCHES
Zigzag Stitches
Zigzag stitches are useful for overcasting, appliqué, patchwork, and many other applications.
Select a stitch, and attach presser foot “J”.
If the stitch which you select has a double mark “ ” at the top of the key display, you can sew reverse
stitches by holding the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button.
If the stitch which you select has a dot mark “ ” at the top of the key display, you can sew reinforcement
stitches by holding the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button (see page 46).
Stitch
Stitch name
Presser
foot
Zigzag stitch
Zigzag stitch
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
For overcasting, mending.
Reverse stitch is sewn while
pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
For overcasting, mending.
Reinforcement stitch is sewn
while pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.3 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.3 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Zigzag stitch (right)
Start from right needle position,
zigzag sew at left.
Zigzag stitch (left)
Start from left needle position,
zigzag sew at right.
Select a stitch.
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
3
Utility Stitches
a
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Applications
■ Overcasting (Using a Zigzag Stitch)
Sew the overcasting along the edge of the fabric
while positioning the right-hand side needle drop
point just outside the edge of the fabric.
a
a Needle drop position
■ Appliqué (Using a Zigzag Stitch)
b
Attach presser foot “J”.
Attach the appliqué material using a temporary
spray adhesive or basting, and then sew it.
*
Sew a zigzag stitch while positioning the right-hand
side needle drop point just outside the edge of the
fabric.
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■ Patchwork (for Crazy Quilt)
Turn back the desired width of fabric and position it
over the lower fabric, then sew so that the stitch
bridges both pieces of fabric.
■ Sewing Curves (Using a Zigzag
Stitch)
Shorten the stitch length setting to obtain a fine
stitch. Sew slowly, keeping the seams parallel with
the fabric edge as you guide the fabric around the
curve.
c
*
Snap the cord guide bobbin cover into
place, making sure that the gimp thread can
be fed freely.
Make sure there are no restrictions when feeding the
thread.
d
Set the zigzag width from 2.0-2.5 mm
(approx. 1/16 - 3/32 inch).
e
Attach presser foot “N”.
f
Position the fabric right side up on top of
the cord and place the cord to the rear of
the machine under the presser foot.
b
a
N
■ Cord Guide Bobbin Cover (Using a
Zigzag Stitch)
a
Remove the bobbin cover from the machine
(see page 27).
b
Thread the gimp thread through the hole in
the cord guide bobbin cover from top to
bottom. Position the thread in the notch at
the back of the cord guide bobbin cover.
a
b
a Notch
b Gimp thread
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a Fabric (right side)
b Gimp thread
g
Lower the presser foot and start sewing to
make a decorative finish.
SEWING THE STITCHES
Elastic Zigzag Stitches
Use elastic zigzag stitches for tape attaching, overcasting, darning, or a wide variety of other uses.
Stitch
Presser
foot
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Applications
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
2 step elastic zigzag
Overcasting (medium weight
and stretch fabrics), tape and
elastic
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
2 step elastic zigzag
Overcasting (medium weight
and stretch fabrics), tape and
elastic
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
3 step elastic zigzag
Overcasting (medium,
5.0
heavyweight and stretch fabrics),
(3/16)
tape and elastic
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
Select a stitch.
3
■ Tape Attaching
Stretch the tape flat. While stretching the tape flat,
sew the tape to the fabric.
Utility Stitches
a
Stitch name
a
a Tape
■ Overcasting
b
Attach presser foot “J”.
Use this stitch to sew overcasting on the edge of
stretch fabrics. Sew the overcasting along the edge
of the fabric while positioning the right-hand side
needle drop point just outside the edge of the fabric.
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Overcasting
Use for the beginning and end of seams in skirts or trousers, and the beginning and end of all cuttings.
Use presser foot “G”, presser foot “J”, or the side cutter attachment depending on the kind of overcasting
stitch you select.
■ Overcasting Using Presser Foot “G”
Stitch
Stitch name
Overcasting stitch
Overcasting stitch
Overcasting stitch
a
Presser
foot
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Applications
Reinforcing of light and medium
weight fabrics
Reinforcing of heavyweight
fabric
Reinforcing of medium,
heavyweight and easily frayable
fabrics or decorative stitching.
Select a stitch and attach presser foot “G”.
c
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Sew along the presser foot guide.
a
a Guide
CAUTION
b
Lower the presser foot so that the presser
foot guide is set flush against the edge of the
fabric.
• After the stitch width is adjusted, turn the
handwheel toward you by hand and check that
the needle does not touch the presser foot. If
the needle hits the presser foot, the needle
may break and cause injury.
G
a
a The needle should not touch
• If the presser foot is raised to its highest level,
the needle may strike the presser foot.
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■ Overcasting Using Presser Foot “J”
Stitch
Stitch name
Presser
foot
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Applications
Overcasting stitch
Reinforced seaming of stretch
fabric
Overcasting stitch
Reinforcing of medium stretch
fabric and heavyweight fabric,
decorative stitching
Overcasting stitch
Reinforcement of stretch fabric
or decorative stitching
Overcasting stitch
Stretch knit seam
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 9/32)
2.5
(3/32)
0.5 - 4.0
(1/32 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 9/32)
2.5
(3/32)
0.5 - 4.0
(1/32 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Reinforcement and seaming
stretch fabric
6.0
(15/
64)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Single diamond
overcast
Reinforcement of stretch fabric
6.0
(15/
64)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.8
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
a
Select a stitch and attach presser foot “J”.
b
Sew with the needle dropping slightly off
the edge of the fabric.
3
Utility Stitches
Single diamond
overcast
a
a Needle drop position
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SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Overcasting Using the Side Cutter
By using the side cutter, you can do overcasting while cutting the fabric.
CAUTION
• Make sure to only select one of the stitches listed below. Using another stitch may cause the needle to hit
the presser foot and break, possibly causing injury.
Memo
Thread the needle manually when using the side cutter, or only attach the side cutter after threading the
needle using the “Automatic Threading” button.
Stitch
Stitch name
With side cutter
With side cutter
With side cutter
With side cutter
With side cutter
a
Presser
foot
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Applications
Straight stitch while cutting
fabrics
Zigzag stitch while cutting fabrics
Overcasting stitch while cutting
fabrics
Overcasting stitch while cutting
fabrics
Overcasting stitch while cutting
fabrics
Select a stitch.
c
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 2.5
(0 - 3/32)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Position the fork on the side cutter’s
operating lever onto the needle clamp
screw.
b
a
Follow the steps on page 37 to remove the
b
presser foot.
a Needle clamp screw
b Operating lever
Memo
Make sure that the fork of the operating lever
is set onto the needle screw firmly.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
d
Position the side cutter so that the side
cutter pin is aligned with the notch in the
presser foot holder, and then lower the
presser foot.
b
g
Thread the needle manually and pull out a
long section of the upper thread. Pass it
below the presser foot and pull it out in the
fabric feed direction.
a
b
a
a Notch in presser foot holder
b Pin
→ The side cutter is attached.
e
h
Start sewing.
a
a 20 mm (approx. 3/4 inch)
Position the fabric so that the right side of
f
the cut is on top of the guide plate and the
left side of the cut is underneath the presser
foot.
3
Utility Stitches
Make a cut of approximately 20 mm
(approx. 3/4 inch) in the fabric.
a Presser foot
b Upper thread
→ A seam allowance is cut while the stitching is sewn.
Note
If the width has been adjusted, turn the handwheel by hand to check that the needle does
not touch the side cutter. If the needle touches
the side cutter, it might cause the needle to
break.
a
b
a Guide plate (lower knife)
b Presser foot
Memo
If the fabric is not positioned correctly, the
fabric will not be cut.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
■ When Sewing Straight Stitches
While Using the Side Cutter
The seam margin should be approximately 5 mm
(approx. 3/16 inch).
a
a Seam margin
Memo
• The fabric will not be cut if the whole fabric is
simply spread out underneath the presser
foot guide plate. Set the fabric as explained
in step f from the previous section, and
then start sewing.
• One layer of 13 oz. denim can be cut.
• Clean the side cutter after use to avoid having dust and scraps of thread build up on it.
• Add a small amount of oil as required to the
cutting edge of the cutter.
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Quilting
You can make beautiful quilts quickly and easily with this machine. When making a quilt, you will find it
convenient to use the knee lifter and foot controller to free your hands for other tasks (see “Using the Foot
Controller” on page 45 and /or see “Using the Knee Lifter” on page 53).
If there is a “P” or “Q” at the bottom of the key display, the indicated stitch is intended for quilting.
Pattern Name of pattern
Type of presser
foot
Use
Piecework/patchwork
6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) right
seam allowance
Piecing stitch
(Middle)
Piecework/patchwork
Piecing stitch
(Left)
Piecework/patchwork
6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) left
seam allowance
Hand-look
quilting
Quilting stitch made to look like
hand quilting stitch
Quilting
appliqué zigzag
stitch
Zigzag stitch for quilting and
sewing on appliqué quilt pieces
Quilting
appliqué stitch
Quilting stitch for invisible appliqué
or attaching binding
Quilting
stippling
Background quilting
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Manual
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
5.5
(7/32)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.0
0.2 - 5.0
(1/16) (1/64 - 3/16)
NO
—
—
2.0
0.2 - 5.0
(1/16) (1/64 - 3/16)
NO
1.5
(1/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.0
0.2 - 5.0
(1/16) (1/64 - 3/16)
NO
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
1.0 - 4.0
(3/32) (1/16 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
NO
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
1.5
0.5 - 5.0
1.8
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16) (1/64 - 3/16) (1/16) (1/16 - 3/16)
NO
7.0
(1/4)
NO
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16) (1/16 - 3/16)
3
Utility Stitches
Piecing stitch
(Right)
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
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SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Piecing
■ Quilting
Sewing two pieces of fabric together is called
piecing. When cutting pieces for quilt blocks, make
sure the seam allowance is 6.5 mm (approx.
1/4 inch).
a
Select
or
and attach presser foot
“J”.
b
Align the edge of the fabric with the edge of
the presser foot, and start sewing.
*
To sew a 6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) seam allowance
along the left edge of the presser foot with
selected, the width should be set to 5.5 mm (approx.
7/32 inch).
Sewing together the quilt top, batting, and backing is
called quilting. You can sew the quilt with the
walking foot to keep the quilt top, batting, and
backing from sliding. The walking foot has a set of
feed dogs that move together with the feed dogs in
the needle plate during sewing.
For straight line quilting, use the walking foot and
the straight stitch needle plate. Always select a
straight stitch (middle needle position) when using
the straight stitch needle plate.
a
Select
b
Attach the walking foot (see page 38).
c
Place one hand on each side of the presser
foot to hold the fabric secure while sewing.
,
or
.
a
J
a 6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)
* To sew a 6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) seam allowance
Memo
along the left edge of the presser foot with
selected, the width should be set to 1.5 mm (approx.
1/32 inch).
a
J
a 6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)
*
To change the needle position, use
or
in
the width display.
Memo
Using a straight stitch (middle needle position)
makes it easier to sew smoothly (see page
63).
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• Sew at slow to medium speed.
• Do not sew in reverse or use stitches that
require side ways or reverse feeding.
Always check to be sure that your quilting
surface is securely basted before beginning
to sew. Specialized machine quilt needles
and threads are also available for machine
quilting.
SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Appliqué
a
Trace the pattern onto the appliqué fabric
and then cut around it, leaving a 3 to 5 mm
(approx. 1/8 to 3/16 inch) seam allowance.
d
Select
e
Use the quilting appliqué stitch to attach
the appliqué. Sew around the edge while
dropping the needle as close to the edge as
possible.
and attach presser foot “J”.
J
a
a Seam allowance: 3 to 5 mm
(approx. 1/8 to 3/16 inch)
3
Utility Stitches
Place a piece of thick paper cut to the
b
finished size of the appliqué design onto the
fabric, and then fold over the seam margin
using an iron. Clip curves when necessary.
a
b
c
Turn the appliqué over, and attach the thick
paper with basting pins or a basting stitch.
a Appliqué
b Needle drop position
CAUTION
• Be careful that the needle does not strike a
basting pin during sewing. Striking a pin can
cause the needle to break, resulting in injury.
You can use the appliqué technique to attach
appliqué designs like the three pictured below.
a
b
c
a Dresden plate
b Stained glass
c Sunbonnet sue
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SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Quilting with Satin Stitches
Use the foot controller to sew with satin stitches. If
you set the speed control slide to control the stitch
width, you can make subtle changes in the stitch
width during sewing.
a
Attach the foot controller (see page 45).
b
Select
c
Press
e
Set the width control to “ON”.
and attach presser foot “J”.
in the length display to shorten
the stitch length.
Memo
You can use the speed control slide to adjust
the stitch width. Use the foot controller to
adjust the sewing speed.
f
Press
.
→ The display will return to the original screen.
g
*
Memo
The setting will vary according to the kind of
fabric and the thickness of the thread, but a
length of 0.3 to 0.5 mm (approx. 1/64 to 1/32
inch) is best for satin stitches.
Start sewing.
You can adjust the stitch width during sewing by
moving the sewing speed controller. Slide the lever
to the left, and the stitch width becomes narrower.
Slide it to the right, the stitch width becomes wider.
The size of the width changes equally on both sides
of the middle needle position.
a
d
Press
b
to use the speed control slide
to control the stitch width.
a narrower
b wider
J
Rough sketch (line)
h
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When you are finished sewing, set the
width control back to “OFF”.
SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Free-motion Quilting
Memo
With free-motion quilting, the feed dogs can be
lowered (using the feed dog position switch) so that
the fabric can be moved freely in any direction.
For free-motion quilting, use free-motion quilting
foot “C” or free-motion open toe quilting foot “O”
depending on the stitch that is selected, and set the
machine to free-motion sewing mode. In this mode,
the presser foot is raised to the necessary height for
free-motion sewing.
We recommend attaching the foot controller and
sewing at a consistent speed. You can adjust the
sewing speed with the speed control slide on the
machine.
• When starting to sew, the internal sensor
detects the thickness of the fabric, and the
quilting foot is raised to the height specified
in the machine settings screen. Press
to display “FREE MOTION FOOT
HEIGHT” on P. 1 of the settings screen.
Press
or
to select the height that
the quilting foot is raised above the fabric.
Increase the setting by pressing
, for
example, when sewing very stretchy fabric,
so that it is easier to sew.
Using Free-motion Quilting Foot “C”
The free-motion quilting foot “C” is used for freemotion sewing using the straight stitch needle plate.
a
Attach the straight stitch needle plate (see
page 65).
3
Utility Stitches
• In order to sew with a balanced tension, it
may be necessary to adjust the upper thread
tension. Test with a sample piece of fabric
that is similar to your chosen fabric.
Free-motion quilting foot “C”
CAUTION
• With free-motion quilting, control the feeding
speed of the fabric to match the sewing speed.
If the fabric is moved faster than the sewing
speed, the needle may break or other damage
may result.
• When using free-motion quilting foot “C”, be
sure to use the straight stitch needle plate and
sew with the needle in middle (center) needle
position. If the needle is moved to any position
other than the middle (center) needle position,
the needle may break, which may result in
injuries.
a
a Round hole
Memo
Notice that there is a round hole in this needle
plate.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
b
Press
to set the machine to free-
motion sewing mode.
d
Remove the presser foot holder (see page
38).
e
Attach free-motion quilting foot “C” at the
front with the presser foot holder screw
aligned with the notch in the quilting foot.
a
b
a Presser foot holder screw
b Notch
Note
Make sure that the quilting foot is attached
properly and not slanted.
f
→ The key appears as
, and the quilting foot is
raised to the necessary height for free-motion
sewing.
Hold the quilting foot in place with your
right hand, and tighten the presser foot
holder screw using the screwdriver with
your left hand.
a
a Presser foot holder screw
CAUTION
• Be sure to securely tighten the screws with the
included screwdriver. Otherwise, the needle
may touch the quilting foot, causing it to bend
or break.
c
Select any of the following stitches.
→ Free-motion quilting foot “C” is indicated in the
upper-left corner of the screen.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
g
Lower the feed dog position switch, located
at the rear of the base of the machine, to
.
a
The free-motion open toe quilting foot “O” is used
for free-motion quilting with zigzag or decorative
stitches or for free-motion quilting of straight lines
on fabric with an uneven thickness. Various stitches
can be sewn using free-motion open toe quilting
foot “O”. For details on the stitches that can be used,
refer to the “Stitch Setting Chart” at the end of this
manual.
Free-motion open toe quilting foot “O”
b
c
a Rear of machine
b Feed dog position switch
(as seen from the rear of the machine)
c Up
d Down
Use both hands to stretch the fabric taut,
and then move the fabric at a consistent
pace in order to sew uniform stitches
roughly 2.0-2.5 mm (approx. 1/16 - 3/32
inch) in length.
Note
Free-motion open toe quilting foot “O” can
also be used with the straight stitch needle
plate. We recommend using free-motion open
toe quilting foot “O” with free-motion sewing of
fabrics of uneven thicknesses. For details on
installing the straight stitch needle plate, refer
to page 65. Select one of the following stitches
when using the straight stitch needle plate.
3
Utility Stitches
d
h
Using Free-motion Open Toe Quilting Foot “O”
Memo
In order to sew with a balanced tension, it may
be necessary to adjust the upper thread
tension (see page 50). Test with a sample
piece of quilting fabric.
a Stitch
i
Press
to cancel the free-motion sewing
mode.
j
After sewing is finished, raise the feed dog
position switch to
to raise the feed
dogs.
Memo
• Normally, the feed dog position switch is in
the up position.
• Do not be discouraged with your initial
results. The technique requires practice.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
a
Press
to set the machine to free-
e
motion sewing mode.
Hold the quilting foot in place with your
right hand, and tighten the presser foot
holder screw using the screwdriver with
your left hand.
a
a Presser foot holder screw
CAUTION
• Be sure to securely tighten the screws with the
included screwdriver. Otherwise, the needle
may touch the quilting foot, causing it to bend
or break.
f
→ The key appears as
, and the quilting foot is
raised to the necessary height for free-motion
sewing.
b
Use both hands to stretch the fabric taut,
and then move the fabric at a consistent
pace in order to sew uniform stitches
roughly 2.0-2.5 mm (approx. 1/16 - 3/32
inch) in length.
Select a stitch.
Memo
Free-motion open toe quilting foot “O” is
indicated in the upper-left corner of the
screen. When using the straight stitch needle
plate, free-motion quilting foot “C” is indicated.
c
d
Remove the presser foot holder (see page
38).
Attach free-motion open toe quilting foot
“O” by positioning the pin of the quilting
foot above the needle clamp screw and
aligning the lower-left of the quilting foot
and the presser bar.
1
3
2
a Pin
b Needle clamp screw
c Presser bar
Note
Make sure that the quilting foot is not slanted.
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a Stitch
g
Press
to cancel the free-motion sewing
mode.
Memo
Do not be discouraged with your initial results.
The technique requires practice.
■ Echo Quilting Using the Free-motion
Echo Quilting Foot “E”
Sewing quilting lines at equal distances around a
motif is called echo quilting. The quilting lines,
which appear as ripples echoing away from the
motif, are the distinguishing characteristic of this
quilting style. Use the free-motion echo quilting foot
“E” for echo quilting. Using the measurement on the
presser foot as a guide, sew around the motif at a
fixed interval. We recommend attaching the foot
controller and sewing at a consistent speed.
SEWING THE STITCHES
Free-motion echo quilting foot “E” measurement
a
Press
to set the machine to free-
motion sewing mode.
a 6.4 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)
b 9.5 mm (approx. 3/8 inch)
3
• With free-motion quilting, control the feeding
speed of the fabric to match the sewing speed.
If the fabric is moved faster than the sewing
speed, the needle may break or other damage
may result.
→ The key appears as
, and the quilting foot is
raised to the necessary height for free-motion
sewing.
Utility Stitches
CAUTION
Memo
• When starting to sew, the internal sensor
detects the thickness of the fabric, and the
quilting foot is raised to the height specified
in the machine settings screen. Press
to display “FREE MOTION FOOT
HEIGHT” on P. 1 of the settings screen (see
page 16). Press
or
to select the
height that the quilting foot is raised above
the fabric. Increase the setting by pressing
, for example, when sewing very soft
fabric, so that it is easier to sew.
b
Select
c
Follow the steps on page 37 “Removing the
Presser Foot” to remove the presser foot.
d
Remove the presser foot holder (see page
38) and the screw.
e
Position the free-motion echo quilting foot
“E” on the left side of the presser bar with
the holes in the quilting foot and presser bar
aligned.
.
• In order to sew with a balanced tension, it
may be necessary to adjust the upper thread
tension (see page 50). Test with a sample
piece of quilting fabric.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
f
Tighten the screw with the included
screwdriver.
Finished project
h
CAUTION
• Be sure to securely tighten the screws with the
included screwdriver. Otherwise, the needle
may touch the quilting foot, causing it to bend
or break.
g
Using the measurement on the quilting foot
as a guide, sew around the motif.
a 6.4 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)
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Press
mode.
to cancel the free-motion sewing
SEWING THE STITCHES
Blind Hem Stitches
Select from these stitches to sew the hems or cuffs of dresses, blouses, pants, or skirts.
Stitch
Presser
foot
Stitch name
Blind hem stitch
Hemming woven fabrics
Blind hem stitch
stretch
a
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Applications
Hemming stretch fabric
d
Select a stitch.
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
0.0
(0)
+3.0 - -3.0
(+1/8 - -1/8)
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.5
(1/16 - 1/8)
NO
0.0
(0)
+3.0 - -3.0
(+1/8 - -1/8)
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.5
(1/16 - 1/8)
NO
3
Utility Stitches
Attach blind hem stitch foot “R”, and lower
the presser foot. Position the fabric so the
folded edge touches the guide of the presser
foot.
a
b
a Guide
b Fold
b
Place the fabric wrong side up, and fold and
baste the fabric.
e
Sew the fabric, keeping the folded edge in
contact with the presser foot.
a
R
a
b
a 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)
b Basting stitches
c
a Needle position
Fold the fabric again.
a
a
c
b
c
a 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)
b Wrong side of fabric
c Basting stitches
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SEWING THE STITCHES
f
Remove the basting stitches and turn the
fabric over.
Appliqué
a
*
a
Use a temporary spray adhesive, fabric glue
or a basting stitch to attach the appliqué to
the fabric.
This will keep the fabric from moving during
sewing.
b
a
a Wrong side of fabric
b Right side of fabric
Memo
Blind hem stitches cannot be sewn if the left
needle drop point does not catch the fold. If
the needle catches too much of the fold, the
fabric cannot be unfolded and the seam
appearing on the right side of the fabric will be
very large, leaving an unattractive finish. If you
experience either of these cases, follow the
instructions below to solve the problem.
■ If the Needle does not Catch the
Fold
b
a Appliqué
b Fabric glue
b
*
Select
or
.
Adjust the stitch length and width to correspond to
the appliqué shape, size, and quality of material (see
page 49).
Adjust the width so that the needle slightly catches
the fold by pressing
Memo
in the width display.
For details on each stitch, refer to the
“STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this
manual.
c
Attach presser foot “J”. Check that the
needle drops slightly off the edge of the
appliqué, then start sewing.
■ If the Needle Catches Too Much of
the Fold
Adjust the width so that the needle slightly catches
the fold by pressing
in the width display.
a Appliqué material
a
a Needle drop position
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SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Sewing Sharp Curves
Stop the machine with the needle in the fabric
outside the appliqué. Raise the presser foot and turn
the fabric a little bit at a time while sewing for an
attractive finish to the seam.
c
To make rows of shell tuck stitches, fold the
fabric in half along the bias.
Memo
Use a thin fabric.
Memo
d
Attach presser foot “J”. Set the needle drop
point slightly off the edge of the fabric, and
start sewing.
Shelltuck Stitches
3
Utility Stitches
Placing a lightweight tear away stabilizer
beneath the stitching area will improve the
stitch placement along the edge of the appliqué fabric.
Shelltuck stitches give an attractive appearance of
shells along the curve of a collar. This stitch
pattern can be used for edging the neckline or
sleeves of dresses and blouses.
a
Select
.
Memo
For details on each stitch, refer to the
“STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this
manual.
a
b
Increase the upper thread tension for an
attractive scallop finish to the shelltuck
stitches (see page 50).
Memo
If the upper thread tension is too weak, the
shelltuck stitches will not scallop.
a Needle drop position
e
Unfold the fabric, and iron the tucks to one
side.
Memo
To make shell tucks at the edge of a collar or
neckline, follow the pattern’s instructions and
then use this stitch to make a decorative finish
on the collar or neckline.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
Scallop Stitches
This wave-shaped satin stitch is called the scallop
stitch. Use this stitch to decorate the edges of
blouse collars and handkerchiefs or use it as a hem
accent.
Memo
A temporary spray adhesive may be necessary for lightweight fabrics. Test sew
the fabric before sewing a project.
a
Select
Top Stitching
For a decorative look called “Crazy Quilting”, the
following stitches can be sewn on top of a pressed
seam allowance.
a
Select a straight stitch and attach presser
foot “J”.
b
With the right sides facing each other, sew
two pieces of fabric together, and then
press open the seam allowance.
.
c
Memo
b
For details on each stitch, refer to the
“STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this
manual.
d
d
Attach presser foot “N”. Sew scallop
b
stitches along the edge of the fabric.
*
c
Do not sew directly on the edge of the fabric.
Trim along the seam, making sure not to cut
the stitches.
a
b
c
d
a
Straight stitch
Seam margins
6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)
Wrong side
c
Select a stitch for top stitching.
d
Place the fabric right side up in the
machine, and center the presser foot over
the seam when sewing.
a Right side of fabric
Memo
Use a seam sealant to secure the edges of the
scallop stitches.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
Smocking Stitches
g
Sew the spaces between the straight seams.
Use smocking stitches for decorative sewing on
clothes, etc.
J
Select a straight stitch and attach presser
a
foot “J”.
b
Set the stitch length to 4.0 mm (approx.
3/16 inch) and loosen the upper thread
tension to approximately 2.0 (See pages 49
through 50).
Pull the bobbin and upper threads out by
50 mm (approx. 1-15/16 inches).
d
Sew the seams, leaving approximately
10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch) between the
seams, then trim excess thread, leaving
50 mm (approx. 1-15/16 inches).
a
Pull out the straight stitch threads.
3
Utility Stitches
c
h
Fagoting
When there is a space between two fabrics with
thread sewn over the space to join the fabrics
together, it is called fagoting. Use this stitch when
sewing blouses or children’s clothes.
a Approximately 10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch)
e
Pull the bobbin threads to obtain the
desired amount of gather, and then smooth
the gathers by ironing them.
a
Baste two pieces of fabric onto thin paper,
leaving a space of 4 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)
between the fabrics.
a
b
c
f
Select
or
.
Memo
For details on each stitch, refer to the
“STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this
manual.
a 4.0 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)
b Paper
c Basting stitches
b
Select
or
.
Memo
For details on each stitch, refer to the
“STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this
manual.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
c
Attach presser foot “J”. Align the center of
the presser foot with the middle of the
space between the fabrics and begin
sewing.
d
Place the tape over the gather, and hold it
in place with basting pins.
a
a Tape
a
e
a Basting stitches
d
Select
or
.
Memo
Memo
Use a thick thread.
For details on each stitch, refer to the
“STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this
manual.
When sewing is finished, gently tear the
paper away.
f
Sew over the tape (or elastic).
Tape or Elastic Attaching
a
Select a straight stitch and attach presser
foot “J”.
b
Set the stitch length to 4.0 mm (approx.
3/16 inch), and loosen the upper thread
tension to 2.0 (See pages 49 through 50).
Memo
Be sure that neither automatic reinforcement
nor automatic thread cutting
is
selected.
c
Sew two rows of straight stitches on the
right side of the fabric, then pull the bobbin
thread to create the necessary gather.
CAUTION
Be sure the needle does not strike a basting pin, or
any other objects, during sewing. The thread
could tangle or the needle could break, causing
injury.
g
Memo
Before sewing the straight stitch, rotate the
handwheel and pull up the bobbin thread.
Holding the top and bobbin thread, pull a
length of thread out from the rear of the
machine. (Be sure that the presser foot is
raised.)
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Pull out the straight stitch threads.
SEWING THE STITCHES
c
Heirloom
Start sewing.
Example: Illustration of finished product
■ Hemstitching (1) (Daisy Stitch)
Use for sewing tablecloths, decorative hems, and
decorative stitching on shirt fronts.
Memo
Use a light to medium weight homespun fabric
with a little stiffness.
a
Insert a type 130/705H, size 100/16 Wing
needle.
CAUTION
b
*
a
*
Select a stitch and attach presser foot “N”.
Pull out several threads from one area on a
piece of fabric to open the area.
Pull out 5 or 6 threads to leave a 3 mm
(approx. 1/8 inch) area open.
3
Utility Stitches
• The “Automatic Threading” button cannot be
used. Thread the wing needle by hand, from
front to back. Refer to “Threading Manually”
on page 31. Using the “Automatic Threading”
button may result in damage to the machine.
• A more attractive finish can be obtained if you
use a “130/705H Wing” needle when sewing
these patterns. If using a wing needle and the
stitch width has been set manually, check that
the needle will not touch the presser foot by
carefully rotating the handwheel before
starting sewing.
■ Hemstitching (2) (Drawn Work (1))
Memo
Loosely woven fabrics work best for this.
Select any stitch between 3-01 and 3-25.
b
Select
.
Memo
For details on each stitch, refer to the
“STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this
manual.
c
Attach presser foot “N”. With the right side
of the fabric facing up, sew one edge of the
open area.
Memo
• For details on each stitch, refer to the
“STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of
this manual.
N
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SEWING THE STITCHES
d
Press
to create a mirror image of the
a
stitch.
e
■ Hemstitching (3) (Drawn Work (2))
Sew the opposite side to keep the stitch
symmetrical.
*
Pull out several threads from both sides of
the 4 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) area which
are not yet open.
Pull out four threads, leave five threads, and then
pull out four threads. The width of five threads is
approximately 4 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) or less.
b
N
c
b
a
a Approx. 4 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) or less
b Four threads (pull out)
c Five threads (leave)
b
Select
.
Memo
For details on each stitch, refer to the
“STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this
manual.
c
Sew the decorative stitch in the center of
the five threads created above.
N
Memo
A wing needle can be used for Hemstitching
(3).
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SEWING THE STITCHES
One-step Buttonholes
With one-step buttonholes, you can make buttonholes appropriate to the size of your button.
Stitch
Stitch name
Presser
foot
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Applications
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.5
(7/32)
3.5 - 5.5
(1/8 - 7/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.5
(7/32)
3.5 - 5.5
(1/8 - 7/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(7/32)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Buttonholes for stretch or woven
fabrics
6.0
(15/
64)
3.0 - 6.0
(1/8 - 15/64)
1.0
(1/16)
0.5 - 2.0
(1/32 - 1/16)
NO
Buttonholes for heirloom and
stretch fabrics
6.0
(15/
64)
3.0 - 6.0
(1/8 - 15/64)
1.5
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/1 - 1/8)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 6.0
(0 - 15/64)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
Buttonholes in heavyweight or
thick fabrics for larger flat
buttons
7.0
(1/4)
3.0 - 7.0
(1/8 - 1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Tapered keyhole
buttonhole
Buttonholes in medium to heavy
weight fabrics for larger flat
buttons
7.0
(1/4)
3.0 - 7.0
(1/8 - 1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Keyhole buttonhole
Buttonholes with vertical bar
tack for reinforcement in
heavyweight or thick fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
3.0 - 7.0
(1/8 - 1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Buttonhole on light to medium
weight fabrics
Wide round ended
buttonhole
Buttonholes with extra space for
larger buttons
Tapered round
ended buttonhole
Reinforced waist tapered
buttonholes
Round ended
buttonhole
Buttonholes with vertical bar
tack in heavyweight fabrics
Round ended
buttonhole
Buttonholes with bar tack
Round double ended
buttonhole
Buttonholes for fine, medium to
heavyweight fabrics
Narrow squared
buttonhole
Buttonholes for light to medium
weight fabrics
Wide squared
buttonhole
Buttonholes with extra space for
larger decorative buttons
Squared buttonhole
Heavy-duty buttonholes with
vertical bar tacks
Stretch buttonhole
Heirloom buttonhole
Bound buttonhole
Keyhole buttonhole
The first step in making bound
buttonholes
3
Utility Stitches
Narrow rounded
buttonhole
97
SEWING THE STITCHES
One-step buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below.
a
a
a
a
a Reinforcement stitching
a
Select a buttonhole stitch, and attach
buttonhole foot “A”.
b
Mark the position and length of the
buttonhole on the fabric.
c
Pull out the button holder plate on the
presser foot, and insert the button that will
be put through the buttonhole. Then tighten
the button holder plate around the button.
a
a Button holder plate
98
Memo
Memo
The maximum buttonhole length is about
28 mm (approx. 1-1/16 inches) (diameter +
thickness of the button).
The size of the buttonhole is decided by the
button holder plate holding the button.
SEWING THE STITCHES
d
Align the presser foot with the mark on the
fabric, and lower the presser foot.
f
*
a
A
Feed the fabric carefully by hand while the
buttonhole is sewn.
b
a Mark on the fabric
b Marks on the presser foot
Note
→ Once sewing is completed, the machine
automatically sews reinforcement stitches, and then
stops.
Memo
If automatic thread cutting is turned on before
you start sewing, both threads are automatically cut after the reinforcement stitches are
sewn. If the fabric does not feed (for example,
because it is too thick), increase the stitch
length setting.
g
Lower the buttonhole lever so that it is
positioned behind the metal bracket on the
buttonhole foot.
3
Utility Stitches
• Pass the thread underneath the presser
foot.
• Slide the outside frame of the buttonhole
foot backward as far as possible as shown in
the illustration, making sure that there is no
gap behind the part of the foot marked “A”. If
the buttonhole foot is not slid back as far as
possible, the buttonhole will not be sewn at
the correct size.
e
Gently hold the end of the upper thread,
and then start sewing.
Insert a pin along the inside of one of the
bar tacks, and then insert the seam ripper
into the center of the buttonhole and cut
towards the pin.
a
b
a
a Basting pin
b Seam ripper
CAUTION
a Buttonhole lever
When using the seam ripper to open the
buttonhole, do not put your hand or finger in the
path of the ripper. The ripper may slip and cause
injury. Do not use the seam ripper in any other
way than how it is intended.
a
a Metal bracket
99
SEWING THE STITCHES
c
Memo
For keyhole buttonholes, use the eyelet punch
to make a hole in the rounded end of the buttonhole. Then insert a pin along the inside of
one of the bar tacks, insert a seam ripper into
the hole made with the eyelet punch, and cut
towards the pin.
Once sewing is completed, gently pull the
gimp thread to remove any slack, and trim
off any excess.
b
Memo
a
After using the seam ripper to cut open the
threads over the buttonhole, trim off the
threads.
a Eyelet punch
b Basting pin
■ Odd Shaped Buttons/Buttons that do
not Fit into the Button Holder Plate
■ Sewing Stretch Fabrics
When sewing on stretch fabric with
or
,
sew the buttonhole stitches over a gimp thread.
a
Hook the gimp thread onto the back of
presser foot “A”. Insert the ends into the
grooves at the front of the presser foot, and
then temporarily tie them there.
Use the markings on the presser foot scale to set the
size of the buttonhole. One mark on the presser foot
scale equals 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch).
Add the button diameter and thickness together, and
then set the plate at the calculated value.
b
a
c
d
a
a Upper thread
b
Lower the presser foot and start sewing.
a
b
c
d
Presser foot scale
Button holder plate
Completed measurement of diameter + thickness
5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)
Memo
For example, for a button with a diameter of
15 mm (approx. 9/16 inch) and a thickness of
10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch), the scale should be
set at 25 mm (approx. 1 inch).
a
b
Memo
Set the width of the satin stitches to the width
of the gimp thread, and set the buttonhole
width to be 2-3 times the width of the gimp
thread.
100
a 10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch)
b 15 mm (approx. 9/16 inch)
SEWING THE STITCHES
Four-step Buttonholes
You can sew 4-step buttonholes using the following 4 stitches together. You can sew any desired length
for the buttonhole when using 4-step buttonholes. 4-step buttonholes are a good option when attaching
oversize buttons.
Note
When changing the stitch settings for the left side of the buttonhole, make sure that all setting should be
changed to match.
Stitch
Stitch name
4 step buttonhole 1
4 step buttonhole 2
4 step buttonhole 4
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Applications
Left side of 4 step buttonhole
Bar tack of 4 step buttonhole
Right side of 4 step buttonhole
Bar tack of 4 step buttonhole
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
5.0
(7/32)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(7/32)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(7/32)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(7/32)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
3
Utility Stitches
4 step buttonhole 3
Presser
foot
Four-step buttonholes are sewn as shown below.
a
Mark the position and length of the
buttonhole on the fabric.
b
Attach monogramming foot “N”, and select
stitch
to sew the left side of the
buttonhole.
101
SEWING THE STITCHES
c
Press the “Start/Stop” button to start
sewing.
d
Sew the desired length for the buttonhole
and press the “Start/Stop” button again.
e
Select stitch
to sew the bar tack and
press the “Start/Stop” button.
→ The machine will automatically stop after sewing
the bar tack.
f
Select stitch
to sew the right side of the
buttonhole, and press the “Start/Stop”
button to begin sewing.
g
*
h
Sew the right side of the buttonhole and
press the “Start/Stop” button again.
Sew the right side of the buttonhole the same length
as the left.
Select stitch
to sew the bar tack and
then press the “Start/Stop” button.
→ The machine will automatically sew off the bar tack
tie and stop when the bar tack is complete.
102
i
Raise the presser foot and remove the
fabric.
j
Refer to page 99 to open the buttonhole.
SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Darning
Use darning stitches for mending and other applications.
Stitch
Stitch name
Presser
foot
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Applications
Darning
Darning of medium weight fabric
Darning
Darning of heavyweight fabric
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
7.0
(1/4)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.4 - 2.5
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
7.0
(1/4)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.4 - 2.5
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Darning is performed by sewing from the front of the presser foot to the back as shown below.
3
a
Utility Stitches
a
a Reinforcement stitches
a
Select a stitch, and attach buttonhole foot
“A”.
b
Set the scale to the desired length of the
darning.
c
Check that the needle drops at the desired
position and lower the presser foot, making
sure the upper thread passes underneath
the buttonhole foot.
a
b
d
c
a
b
c
d
Presser foot scale
Completed length measurement
Width 7 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)
5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)
Memo
The maximum length for darning is 28 mm
(approx. 1-1/16 inches).
Note
• Pass the thread underneath the presser
foot.
• Set the presser foot so that there is no gap
behind the section marked with an “A” (the
shaded area in the illustration below). If
there is a gap, the size of the darning will not
be correct.
103
SEWING THE STITCHES
d
Lower the buttonhole lever so that it is
positioned behind the metal bracket on the
buttonhole foot.
a
a Buttonhole lever
a
a Metal bracket
e
Gently hold the end of the upper thread,
and then press the “Start/Stop” button to
start the machine.
→ Once sewing is completed, the machine
automatically sews reinforcement stitches, and then
stops.
Memo
If automatic thread cutting is turned on before
you start sewing, both threads are automatically cut after the reinforcement stitches are
sewn. If the fabric does not feed (for example,
because it is too thick), increase the stitch
length setting.
104
SEWING THE STITCHES
Bar Tacks
Use bar tacks to reinforce areas that will be subject to strain, such as pocket corners.
Stitch
Stitch name
Presser
foot
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Applications
Bar tack
Reinforcement at opening of
pocket, etc.
c
a
Select
b
Attach buttonhole foot “A” and set the
scale to the length of the bar tack you wish
to sew.
.
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/16 - 1/8)
0.4
(1/64)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
Twin
needle
NO
Set the fabric so that the pocket moves
towards you during sewing.
3
Utility Stitches
a
b
c
Note
• Pass the thread underneath the presser
foot.
• Slide the outside frame of the buttonhole
foot backward as far as possible as shown in
the illustration, making sure that there is no
gap behind the part of the foot marked “A”. If
the buttonhole foot is not slid back as far as
possible, the bar tack will not be sewn to the
correct size.
a Presser foot scale
b Completed length measurement
c 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)
Memo
Bar tacks can be between 5 mm (approx.
3/16 inch) and 28 mm (approx. 1-1/16 inches).
Bar tacks are usually between 5 mm (approx.
3/16 inch) and 10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch).
d
Check the first needle drop point and lower
the presser foot.
a
a 2 mm (approx. 1/16 inch)
105
SEWING THE STITCHES
e
Lower the buttonhole lever so that it is
positioned behind the metal bracket on the
buttonhole foot.
■ Bar Tacks on Thick Fabrics
Place a piece of folded fabric or cardboard beside
the fabric being sewn to level the buttonhole foot
and allow for easier feeding.
a
c
b
a Presser foot
b Thick paper
c Fabric
Memo
a
a Metal bracket
f
Gently hold the end of the upper thread and
begin sewing.
→ When sewing is completed, the machine will sew
reinforcement stitches and stop automatically.
106
If automatic thread cutting is turned on before
you start sewing, both threads are automatically cut after the reinforcement stitches are
sewn. If the fabric does not feed (for example,
because it is too thick), increase the stitch
length setting.
SEWING THE STITCHES
Button Sewing
Buttons can be sewn on using the machine.
Buttons with 2 or 4 holes can be attached.
Stitch
Presser
foot
Stitch name
Button sewing
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Applications
Attaching buttons
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 4.5
(3/32 - 3/16)
—
—
Twin
needle
NO
Note
• Do not use the automatic thread cutting function when sewing buttons. Otherwise, you will lose the
thread ends.
Select
.
Raise the presser foot and detach the flat
b
bed table attachment.
c
Lower the feed dog position switch to
to lower the feed dogs.
*
*
f
If the needle does not reach the holes on the left
side, adjust the stitch width.
To attach the button more securely, repeat the
process.
3
Utility Stitches
a
Turn the handwheel to check that the
e
needle goes into each hole correctly.
Gently hold the end of the upper thread and
start sewing.
→ The machine stops automatically when sewing is
finished.
a
CAUTION
Make sure the needle does not strike the button
during sewing. The needle may break and cause
injury.
a Feed dog position switch
d
Attach button sewing foot “M”, slide the
button along the metal plate and into the
presser foot, and lower the presser foot.
g
From the wrong side of the fabric, pull the
end of the bobbin thread to pull the upper
thread through to the wrong side of the
fabric. Tie the two thread ends together and
cut the threads.
a b
a Button
b Metal plate
107
SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Attaching 4 Hole Buttons
Sew the two holes closest to you. Then raise the
presser foot and move the fabric so that the needle
goes into the next two holes, and sew them in the
same way.
c
Tie the ends of the bobbin thread from the
beginning and end of sewing together on
the wrong side of the fabric.
Note
• When sewing is completed, be sure to return
the feed dog position switch to its original
position.
a
■ Attaching a Shank to the Button
a
Pull the shank lever toward you before
sewing.
a Feed dog position switch
d
a
a Shank lever
b
108
Pull the two ends of the upper thread
between the button and the fabric, wind
them around the shank, and then tie them
firmly together.
Cut off any excess thread.
SEWING THE STITCHES
Eyelet
Use this stitch for making belt holes and other similar applications.
Stitch
Presser
foot
Stitch name
Eyelet
b
Use
—
d
.
Manual
—
—
—
Twin
needle
NO
NO
Lower the presser foot and start sewing.
→ When sewing is finished, the machine sews
reinforcement stitches and stops automatically.
in either the stitch width
Note
If the stitch pattern comes out poorly, make
adjustments (see page 121).
display or the stitch length display to
choose the size of the eyelet.
e
a
Auto.
7.0
7.0 6.0 5.0
7.0
7.0 6.0 5.0
(1/4) (1/4 15/64 3/16) (1/4) (1/4 15/64 3/16)
For making star-shaped eyelets
on holes.
or
Manual
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
b
Use the eyelet punch to make a hole in the
center of the stitching.
3
Utility Stitches
Select
Auto.
For making eyelets, holes on
belts, etc.
Star eyelet
a
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Applications
c
(Actual size)
a Large 7 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)
b Medium 6 mm (approx. 15/64 inch)
c Small 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)
Note
Only one size is available for
c
.
Attach monogramming foot “N”, then turn
the handwheel to check the needle drop
position.
a
a Needle drop position
109
SEWING THE STITCHES
Multi-directional Sewing
(Straight Stitch and Zigzag Stitch)
c
Set the needle in the fabric at the sewing
start point, and sew seam “1” as shown.
a
Use these stitch patterns to attach patches or
emblems to pant legs, shirt sleeves, etc.
a
Remove the flat bed attachment to create
the free arm function.
a Start Point
d
*
Select
and sew seam “2” as shown.
The fabric will move sideways, so guide the fabric
by hand to keep sewing straight.
Memo
Pass the free arm through a tubular piece of
fabric, and then sew in the order shown in the
illustration.
4
3
1
2
b
Select
e
Select
and sew seam “3” as shown.
and attach monogramming foot
“N”.
→ The fabric feeds forward while stitching backward.
f
Memo
For details on each stitch, refer to the
“STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this
manual.
110
Select
and sew seam “4” as shown.
→ The seam will be connected to the starting point of
seam 1.
SEWING THE STITCHES
c
Zipper Insertion
Press the seam allowance open and attach
the zipper with a basting stitch in the
middle of each side of the zipper tape.
■ Centered Zipper
Use for bags and other such applications.
a
a
Select
.
c
c
b
a Basting stitches
b Zipper
c Wrong side
Remove presser foot “J”. Align the right
side of the pin in zipper foot “I” with the
presser foot holder, and attach the zipper
foot.
c
3
Utility Stitches
d
a
Memo
• For details on each stitch, refer to the
“STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of
this manual.
Note
• Make sure you sew using the middle needle
position.
b
Attach presser foot “J” and sew straight
stitches up to the zipper opening. Change to
a basting stitch (see page 67) and sew to the
top of the fabric.
a
d
c
b
b
a Right
b Left
c Needle drop position
CAUTION
• When using zipper foot “I”, make sure the
straight stitch, middle needle position is
selected. Turn the handwheel to make sure the
needle does not strike the presser foot. If
another stitch is selected, the needle will strike
the presser foot, causing the needle to break
and possibly causing injury.
e
a
b
c
d
Basting stitches
Reverse stitches
End of zipper opening
Wrong side
Topstitch 7 to 10 mm (approx. 1/4 to
3/8 inch) from the seamed edge of the
fabric, then remove the basting.
111
SEWING THE STITCHES
c
CAUTION
Make sure the needle does not strike the zipper
during sewing. If the needle strikes the zipper, the
needle may break, leading to injury.
Press the seam allowance open and align
the folded hem along the teeth of the
zipper, while maintaining 3 mm (approx.
1/8 inch) of sewing space.
a
■ Inserting a Side Zipper
c
Use for side zippers in skirts or dresses.
a
Select
b
.
d
e
a
b
c
d
e
Zipper pull tab
Wrong side of fabric
Zipper teeth
End of zipper opening
3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch)
d
Remove presser foot “J”.
e
Align the right side of the pin in zipper foot
“I” with the presser foot holder, and attach
the presser foot.
c
a
Note
• Make sure you sew using the middle needle
position.
b
Attach presser foot “J” and sew straight
stitches up to the zipper opening. Change to
a basting stitch and sew to the top of the
fabric.
c
d
a
a
b
c
d
112
Reverse stitches
Wrong side of fabric
Basting stitches
End of zipper opening
b
a Right
b Left
c Needle drop position
b
CAUTION
When using zipper foot “I”, make sure the
straight stitch, middle needle position is selected.
Turn the handwheel to make sure the needle does
not strike the presser foot. If another stitch is
selected, the needle will strike the presser foot,
causing the needle to break and possibly causing
injury.
SEWING THE STITCHES
f
Set the presser foot in the 3 mm (approx.
1/8 inch) margin.
g
Starting from the end of the zipper opening,
sew to a point about 50 mm (approx.
2 inches) from the edge of the fabric, then
stop the machine.
h
Pull down the zipper slider, then continue
sewing to the edge of the fabric.
j
Remove the presser foot, and reattach it so
that the left side of the pin is attached to the
presser foot holder.
*
When sewing the left side of the zipper, the needle
should drop on the right side of the presser foot.
When sewing the right side of the zipper, the needle
should drop on the left side of the presser foot.
a
c
b
b
a 50 mm (approx. 2 inches)
b 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch)
CAUTION
Make sure the needle does not strike the zipper
during sewing. If the needle strikes the zipper, the
needle may break, leading to injury.
i
k
Set the fabric so that the left edge of the
presser foot touches the edge of the zipper
teeth.
l
Sew reverse stitches at the top of the
zipper, then continue sewing.
m
Stop sewing about 50 mm (approx.
2 inches) from the edge of the fabric, leave
the needle in the fabric, and remove the
basting stitches.
n
Open the zipper and sew the rest of the
seam.
Close the zipper, turn the fabric over, and
sew a basting stitch.
3
Utility Stitches
a Right
b Left
c Needle drop position
a
a
a
d
b
c
b
c
a
b
c
d
Front of the skirt (wrong side of fabric)
Basting stitches
Front of the skirt (right side of fabric)
Back of the skirt (right side of fabric)
d
a
b
c
d
Basting stitches
7 to 10 mm (approx. 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch)
Reverse stitches
50 mm (approx. 2 inches)
113
SEWING THE STITCHES
114
Chapter
4
Character/
Decorative
Stitches
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS...............................................................................................116
■ Stitch Selection Screens....................................................................................................................................... 117
Selecting Decorative Stitch Patterns/7mm Decorative Stitch Patterns/Satin Stitch Patterns/7mm Satin Stitch Patterns/
Cross Stitch/Utility Decorative Stitch Patterns .............................................................................................................. 118
Alphabet Characters ...................................................................................................................................................... 118
■ Deleting Characters............................................................................................................................................. 119
■ Character Spacing Adjustment ............................................................................................................................ 119
SEWING STITCH PATTERNS ...................................................................................................120
Sewing Attractive Finishes ............................................................................................................................................. 120
Basic Sewing .................................................................................................................................................................. 120
Making Adjustments ...................................................................................................................................................... 121
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS ..................................................................................................123
■ Key Functions ...................................................................................................................................................... 123
Changing the Size .......................................................................................................................................................... 124
Changing the Length (for 7mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only)............................................................................................ 125
Creating a Vertical Mirror Image ................................................................................................................................... 125
Creating a Horizontal Mirror Image .............................................................................................................................. 125
Sewing a Pattern Continuously ...................................................................................................................................... 125
Changing Thread Density (for Satin Stitch Patterns Only) ............................................................................................. 126
Returning to the Beginning of the Pattern...................................................................................................................... 126
Checking the Image ....................................................................................................................................................... 127
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS ...........................................................................................128
Before Combining .......................................................................................................................................................... 128
Combining Various Stitch Patterns ................................................................................................................................ 128
Combining Large and Small Stitch Patterns ................................................................................................................... 130
Combining Horizontal Mirror Image Stitch Patterns ..................................................................................................... 130
Combining Stitch Patterns of Different Length .............................................................................................................. 131
Making Step Stitch Patterns (for 7mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only) ................................................................................. 132
■ More Examples .................................................................................................................................................... 133
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION.........................................................................................134
Stitch Data Precautions ................................................................................................................................................. 134
■ Types of Stitch Data that can be Used ................................................................................................................. 134
■ Types of USB Devices/Media that can be Used ................................................................................................... 134
■ Computers and Operating Systems with the Following Specifications can be Used ............................................ 134
■ Precautions on Using the Computer to Create and Save Data ............................................................................. 134
■ Trademarks.......................................................................................................................................................... 135
Saving Stitch Patterns in the Machine’s Memory ........................................................................................................... 136
■ If the Memory is Full............................................................................................................................................ 136
Saving Stitch Patterns to USB Media (Commercially Available)..................................................................................... 138
Saving Stitch Patterns in the Computer.......................................................................................................................... 139
Retrieving Stitch Patterns from the Machine’s Memory ................................................................................................. 140
Recalling from USB Media ............................................................................................................................................. 141
Recalling from the Computer......................................................................................................................................... 142
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS
Press
to display the screen below.
b
e
h
a
c
d
f
g
i
j
l
k
m
n
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
Decorative stitch patterns
7mm decorative stitch patterns. You can set stitch length and width.
Satin stitch patterns
7mm satin stitch patterns. You can set stitch length and width.
Cross stitch
Utility decorative stitch patterns
Alphabet characters (gothic font)
Alphabet characters (handwriting font)
Alphabet characters (outline)
j
k
l
m
Patterns stored in “MY CUSTOM STITCH™” (see page 234)
Patterns saved in the machine’s memory (see page 140)
Patterns saved in USB media (see page 141)
Patterns saved on the computer (see page 142)
n Press this key to create your own stitches with the “MY CUSTOM STITCH™” function (see page 228).
Note
• If the screen is locked (
key can be operated.
116
), unlock the screen by pressing
. While the screen is locked, no other
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS
■ Stitch Selection Screens
There are 9 categories of Character/Decorative stitch patterns.
indicates that there is more than one
stitch selection screen for that category.
Decorative Stitch Patterns
7mm Decorative Stitch Patterns
Satin Stitch Patterns
7mm Satin Stitch Patterns
Cross Stitch
Utility Decorative Stitch Patterns
4
Character/Decorative Stitches
Alphabet Characters
(Gothic Font)
Alphabet Characters
(Handwriting Font)
Alphabet Characters
(Outline)
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SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS
Selecting Decorative Stitch
Patterns/7mm Decorative Stitch
Patterns/Satin Stitch Patterns/
7mm Satin Stitch Patterns/
Cross Stitch/Utility Decorative
Stitch Patterns
a
Select the category of the pattern you want
to sew.
b
Press the key of the stitch pattern you want
to sew.
*
Press
to view the next page.
*
Press
to view the previous page.
*
To select a different stitch pattern, press
Alphabet Characters
a
Press
,
or
to select a
font.
.
When the current stitch pattern is erased, select the
new stitch pattern.
b
Press
to change
the selection screen, and then enter the
characters that you want to sew.
*
To enter a space, press
*
If you want to continue entering characters in a
different font, press
.
, and then repeat from
step a.
→ The selected pattern is displayed.
Memo
There are three fonts for alphabet character
stitching.
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SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS
■ Deleting Characters
■ Character Spacing Adjustment
a
a
Press
to display the setting screen.
b
Press
to adjust character spacing.
Press
to delete the last character.
*
Press
to increase and press
to decrease
the character spacing.
4
Memo
Character/Decorative Stitches
Characters are deleted individually starting
with the last character entered.
b
Select the correct character.
The setting range is from “00” through “10”. The
default setting is “00”.
Each setting equals a specific distance between
characters.
Value
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
mm
0
0.18
0.36
0.54
0.72
0.9
1.08
1.26
1.44
1.62
1.8
Example:
Memo
Changing Character Spacing by this method,
pertains to all characters. Spacing changes
are valid not only while entering characters but
also before and after the entering of characters.
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SEWING STITCH PATTERNS
SEWING STITCH PATTERNS
Sewing Attractive Finishes
To achieve attractive results when sewing character/decorative stitches, check the table below for the
proper fabric/needle/thread combinations.
Note
• Other factors, such as fabric thickness, stabilizer material, etc., also have an effect on the stitch, so you
should always sew a few trial stitches before beginning your project.
• When sewing satin stitch patterns, there may be shrinking or bunching of stitches, so be sure to attach
a stabilizer material.
• Guide the fabric with your hand to keep the fabric feeding straight and even during sewing.
Fabric
When sewing on stretch fabrics, lightweight fabrics, or fabrics with coarse weaves, attach stabilizer on the
wrong side of the fabric. If you do not wish to do so, place the fabric on a thin paper such as tracing paper.
N
c
a
b
a Fabric
b Stabilizer
c Thin paper
Thread
#50 - #60
Needle
With lightweight, regular, or stretch fabrics: the Ball point needle (golden colored)
With heavyweight fabrics: home sewing machine needle 90/14
Presser foot
Monogramming foot “N”.
Using another presser foot may give inferior results.
Basic Sewing
a
Select a stitch pattern.
b
Attach monogramming foot “N”.
c
Place the fabric under the presser foot, pull
the upper thread out to the side, and then
lower the presser foot.
d
Press the “Start/Stop” button to start
sewing.
CAUTION
• When sewing 7 mm satin stitch patterns and
the stitches are bunched, lengthen the stitch
length. If you continue sewing when the
stitches are bunched, the needle may bend or
break (see “Setting the Stitch Length” on page
49).
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SEWING STITCH PATTERNS
Memo
If the fabric is pulled or pushed during sewing,
the pattern may not turn out correctly. Also,
depending on the pattern, there may be movement to the left and right as well as front and
back. Guide the fabric with your hand to keep
the fabric feeding straight and even during
sewing.
e
Press the “Start/Stop” button to stop
sewing.
Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”
f
button to sew reinforcement stitches.
Making Adjustments
Your stitch pattern may sometimes turn out poorly,
depending on the type or thickness of fabric, the
stabilizer material used, sewing speed, etc. If your
sewing does not turn out well, sew trial stitches
using the same conditions as the real sewing, and
adjust the stitch pattern as explained below. If the
pattern does not turn out well even after making
adjustments based on the
pattern, make
adjustments for each pattern individually.
a
Press
and select
on P.10.
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Character/Decorative Stitches
Memo
• When sewing character stitches, the
machine automatically sews reinforcement
stitches at the beginning and end of each
character.
• When sewing is completed, trim any excess
thread.
Note
b
Attach monogramming foot “N” and sew
the pattern.
c
Compare the finished pattern to the
illustration of the correct pattern below.
• When sewing some patterns, the needle will
stop in the raised position while the fabric is
fed due to the operation of the needle bar
separation mechanism which is used in this
machine. At such times, a clicking sound different from the sound generated during sewing will be heard. This sound is normal and
is not the sign of a malfunction.
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SEWING STITCH PATTERNS
d
Press
, and then adjust the pattern
with the FINE ADJUST VERTI. or HORIZ.
displays.
e
*
Sew the stitch pattern again.
If the stitch pattern still comes out poorly, make
adjustments again. Adjust until the stitch pattern
comes out correctly.
Memo
You can sew with the setting screen on the
display.
f
Press
screen.
*
If the pattern is bunched:
Press
in the FINE ADJUST VERTI. display.
→ The displayed value increases each time the button
is pressed and the pattern will lengthen.
*
If the pattern has gaps:
Press
in the FINE ADJUST VERTI. display.
→ The displayed value decreases each time the button
is pressed and the pattern will shorten.
*
If the pattern is skewed to the left:
Press
in the FINE ADJUST HORIZ. display.
→ The displayed value increases each time the button
is pressed and the pattern will slide to the right.
*
If the pattern is skewed to the right:
Press
in the FINE ADJUST HORIZ. display.
→ The displayed value decreases each time the button
is pressed and the pattern will slide to the left.
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to return to the original
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS
■ Key Functions
You can create just the finish you want using the editing functions. Make patterns larger or smaller, make mirror
images, etc.
Note
• Some editing functions cannot be used with certain stitch patterns. Only the functions for the displayed
keys are available when a pattern is selected.
4
a
b
b
c
e
d
f
h
g
i
j
o
No.
p
Display
c
Key Name
d
e
f
m
n
g
i
k
o
m
l
n
Character/Decorative Stitches
a
p
Explanation
Page
a
Automatic
reinforcement stitch
key
Press this key to turn on the automatic reinforcement stitching mode.
51
b
Automatic thread
cutting key
Press this key to turn on the automatic thread cutting mode.
52
c
Back to beginning key When sewing is stopped, press this key to return to the beginning of the pattern.
126
d
Screen lock key
Press this key to lock the screen. When the screen is locked, the various
settings, such as the stitch width and stitch length, are locked and cannot be
changed. Press this key again to unlock the settings.
55
e
Image key
Press this key to check large combination patterns.
127
f
Horizontal mirror
image key
After selecting the stitch pattern, use this key to create a horizontal mirror image
of the stitch pattern.
125
g
Vertical mirror image
key
After selecting the stitch pattern, use this key to create a vertical mirror image of
the stitch pattern.
125
h
Needle mode
selection key
(Single/Double)
Press this key to choose single needle sewing or twin needle sewing.
34
123
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS
No.
Display
Key Name
Explanation
Page
i
Single/Repeat sewing Press this key to choose single stitches or continuous stitches.
key
125
j
Elongation key
When 7mm satin stitch patterns are selected, press this key to choose from 5
automatic length settings, without changing the stitch zigzag width or stitch
length settings.
125
k
Size selection key
Use this key to select the size of the stitch pattern (large, small).
124
l
Thread density key
After selecting the stitch pattern, use this key to change the thread density of the
pattern.
126
m
Delete key
When you make a mistake selecting a stitch pattern, use this key to delete the
mistake. When you make a mistake in combining stitch patterns, use this key to
delete stitch patterns.
118, 119
n
Memory key
Use this key to save stitch pattern combinations.
136-137
o
Stitch width and stitch Shows the stitch width and stitch length of the selected stitch pattern. The
length key
machine has default settings.
p
Thread tension key
Shows the thread tension setting for the selected stitch pattern. The machine
has default settings.
49-50
50
Changing the Size
Select a stitch pattern, then press
to change the size of the stitch pattern. The stitch pattern will be
sewn in the size highlighted on the key.
Memo
• If you continue entering stitch patterns after changing the size, those patterns will also be sewn in that
size.
• You cannot change the size of combined stitch patterns once the stitch pattern is entered.
Actual Stitch Pattern Size
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L
S
L
S
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS
Changing the Length (for 7mm
Satin Stitch Patterns Only)
When stitch patterns are selected, press
to
choose from 5 automatic length settings, without
changing the stitch zigzag width or stitch length
settings.
Creating a Horizontal Mirror
Image
To create a horizontal mirror image, select a stitch
pattern then press
.
4
To create a vertical mirror image, select a stitch
pattern then press
.
Sewing a Pattern Continuously
Press
to select continuous sewing or single
stitch sewing.
Character/Decorative Stitches
Creating a Vertical Mirror Image
Memo
To finish a complete motif while sewing the
pattern continuously, you can press the
key while sewing. The machine will automatically stop when the motif is finished.
125
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS
Changing Thread Density
(for Satin Stitch Patterns Only)
After selecting the pattern, press
your preferred thread density.
to select
Returning to the Beginning of the
Pattern
When sewing character/decorative stitches, you
can return to the beginning of the pattern after trial
sewing or when the stitching is sewn incorrectly.
a
Press the “Start/Stop” button to stop the
machine, and then press
.
CAUTION
If the stitches bunch when thread density is
changed to
, return the thread density to
. If you continue sewing when the stitches
are bunched, the needle may bend or break.
Memo
• Even if you select a new pattern after changing the thread density, the thread density
remains the same until you change it.
• You cannot change thread density for a
combined pattern after the combination is
finished.
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→ Sewing returns to the beginning of the selected
pattern (“W”) from the point where sewing was
stopped.
Memo
If this key is pressed when sewing is stopped,
patterns can be added at the end of a
combined stitch pattern. (In this example, “!” is
added.)
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS
b
Press the “Start/Stop” button to continue
sewing.
c
Press
d
Use
to display the enlarged image.
Checking the Image
You can display an approximate size image of the
selected stitch pattern. You can also check and
change the colors of the image on the screen.
a
Press
.
to view any part of
→ An image of the selected pattern is displayed.
b
Press
to change the thread color in
Character/Decorative Stitches
the image that extends out of the viewable
display area.
4
the image.
e
Press
to return to the original
screen.
Memo
• You can also sew from this screen when the
presser foot symbol is displayed.
• Image of some patterns will display in
default size only.
→ The color changes every time you press the button.
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COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
You can combine many varieties of stitch patterns, such as character stitches, cross stitches, satin stitches,
or stitches you design with MY CUSTOM STITCH function (see chapter 7 for information about MY
CUSTOM STITCH). You can also combine stitch patterns of different sizes, mirror image stitch patterns,
and others.
Before Combining
Single stitch sewing is automatically selected for sewing combined patterns. If you want to sew the
pattern continuously, press
after finishing the stitch pattern combination.
When changing sizes, creating mirror images, or making other adjustments to a combined stitch pattern,
be sure to edit the selected stitch pattern before selecting the next one. You cannot edit a stitch pattern
once the next stitch pattern is selected.
Combining Various Stitch
Patterns
Example:
a
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Press
.
b
Select
.
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
c
Press
.
e
Select
f
Press
.
→ The display returns to the stitch selection screen.
.
4
to sew the pattern
Character/Decorative Stitches
d
Press
continuously.
*
Press
to view the completed pattern (see
page 127).
g
Press
.
Memo
Patterns are deleted individually starting with
the last pattern entered by pressing
.
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COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
Combining Large and Small
Stitch Patterns
c
Press
to sew continuously.
Example:
→ The entered pattern is repeated.
a
Press
Combining Horizontal Mirror
Image Stitch Patterns
.
→ The large size stitch will be selected.
Example:
b
Press
again, then press
to select
the small size.
→ The pattern is displayed in a smaller size.
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COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
a
Press
b
Press
Combining Stitch Patterns of
Different Length
.
again, then press
.
Example:
4
→ The pattern is flipped along a vertical axis.
c
Press
.
Press
, then press
once.
→ The length of the image is set to
b
Select
.
again, then press
3 times.
Character/Decorative Stitches
a
→ The entered pattern is repeated.
→ The length of the image is set to
.
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COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
c
Press
.
Example:
a
Press
.
b
Press
.
→ The entered pattern is repeated.
Making Step Stitch Patterns (for
7mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only)
You can use the
keys with 7mm satin
stitch patterns to create a step effect.
Stitch patterns sewn so that they create a step
effect are called step stitch patterns.
*
Press
to move the stitch pattern a distance
equal to half of the stitch pattern’s size to the left.
*
Press
to move the stitch pattern a distance
equal to half of the stitch pattern’s size to the right.
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→ The next stitch pattern will move to the right.
c
Press
again.
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
d
Press
■ More Examples
.
Press
→
→
→
→
Press
→
→
→
→
.
→ The next stitch pattern will move to the left.
e
Press
.
→
→
→
→
.
4
→
→
Press
→
→
→
Character/Decorative Stitches
Press
.
→ The entered pattern is repeated.
→
→
→
→
→
→
.
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
Stitch Data Precautions
Observe the following precautions when using stitch data other than that created and saved in this
machine.
■ Types of Stitch Data that can be Used
• In the Character/Decorative Stitch memory, only .pmu stitch data files can be used with this machine. Using
data other than that created using this machine may cause the machine to malfunction.
■ Types of USB Devices/Media that can be Used
Stitch data can be saved to or recalled from USB media. Use media that meets the following specifications.
• USB Floppy disk drive
• USB Flash drive (USB Flash memory)
Stitch data can be recalled only.
• USB CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW drives
You can also use the following types of USB media with the USB Memory Card Reader/Writer.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Secure Digital (SD) Card
CompactFlash
Memory Stick
Smart Media
Multi Media Card (MMC)
XD-Picture Card
Note
• Some USB media may not be usable with this machine. Please visit our website for more details.
• The access lamp will begin blinking after inserting USB Devices/Media, and it will take about 5 to 6 seconds to recognize the Devices/Media. (Time will differ depending on the USB Device/Media).
• When a file folder is necessary to create, use a computer.
■ Computers and Operating Systems with the Following Specifications can be
Used
• Compatible models:
IBM PC with a USB port as standard equipment
IBM PC-compatible computer equipped with a USB port as standard equipment
• Compatible operating systems:
Microsoft Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP/Windows Vista/7
(Windows 98SE requires a driver. Download the driver from our Web site (www.brother.com). In addition,
only Windows 98 Second Edition can use the driver.)
■ Precautions on Using the Computer to Create and Save Data
• If the name of the stitch data file/folder cannot be identified, for example, because the name contains special
characters, the file/folder is not displayed. If this occurs, change the name of the file/folder. We recommend
using the 26 letters of the alphabet (uppercase and lowercase), the numbers 0 through 9, “-”, and “_”.
• Stitch data in a folder created in USB media can be retrieved.
• Do not create folders in “Removable Disk” on a computer. If stitch data is stored in a folder in “Removable
Disk”, that stitch data cannot be retrieved by the machine.
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■ Trademarks
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Secure Digital (SD) Card is a registered trademark or a trademark of SD Card Association.
CompactFlash is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sandisk Corporation.
Memory Stick is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Smart Media is a registered trademark or a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
Multi Media Card (MMC) is a registered trademark or a trademark of Infineon Technologies AG.
xD-Picture Card is a registered trademark or a trademark of Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd.
IBM is a registered trademark or a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Each company whose software title is mentioned in this manual has a Software License Agreement specific to its
proprietary programs.
All other brands and product names mentioned in this manual are registered trademarks of their respective
companies. However, the explanations for markings such as ® and ™ are not clearly described within the text.
4
Character/Decorative Stitches
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
Saving Stitch Patterns in the
Machine’s Memory
b
*
Press
.
Press
to return to the original screen
without saving.
You can save often-used stitch patterns in the
machine’s memory. The machine’s memory can
hold up to 20 stitch patterns.
Note
• Do not turn the main power to OFF while the
“Saving” screen is displayed. You will lose
the stitch pattern you are saving.
Memo
• It takes a few seconds to save a stitch pattern.
• See page 140 for information on retrieving a
saved stitch pattern.
a
Press
.
→ The “Saving” screen is displayed. When the pattern
is saved, the display returns to the original screen
automatically.
■ If the Memory is Full
If this screen appears while you are trying to save a
pattern on the machine’s memory, the memory is
too full to hold the currently selected stitch pattern.
To save the stitch pattern in the machine’s memory,
you have to delete a previously saved stitch pattern.
a
*
Press
.
Press
without saving.
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to return to the original screen
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
b
*
Choose a stitch pattern to delete.
Press
so the pattern saved in that pocket
appears.
*
d
*
Press
.
If you decide not to delete the stitch pattern, press
.
Press
if you decide not to delete the stitch
pattern.
a
4
c
Press
.
Character/Decorative Stitches
a Pockets holding saved stitch patterns
→ The machine deletes the stitch pattern, then
automatically saves the new stitch pattern.
→ A confirmation message appears.
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
Saving Stitch Patterns to USB
Media (Commercially Available)
b
Insert the USB media into the USB port
connector on the machine.
When sending stitch patterns from the machine to
USB media, plug the USB media into the
machine’s USB port. Depending on the type of
USB media being used, either directly plug the
USB device into the machine’s USB port or plug
the USB Card Writer/Reader into the machine’s
USB port.
a
Memo
Some USB media may not be usable with this
machine. Please visit our web site for more
details.
a
Press
b
a USB port connector for media
b USB media
Memo
.
• The USB media can be inserted or removed
at any time.
• Do not insert anything other than USB
media into the USB media port connector.
Otherwise, the USB media drive may be
damaged.
c
*
Press
.
Press
to return to the original screen
without saving.
→ The “Saving” screen is displayed. When the pattern
is saved, the display returns to the original screen
automatically.
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
Saving Stitch Patterns in the
Computer
b
Press
c
Press
.
Using the included USB cable, the sewing
machine can be connected to your computer, and
the stitch patterns can be temporarily retrieved
from and saved on your computer.
Note
• Do not turn the main power to OFF while the
“Saving” screen is displayed. You will lose
the stitch pattern you are saving.
a
*
Plug the USB cable connector into the
corresponding USB port connectors for the
computer and for the machine.
The USB cable can be plugged into the USB port
connectors on the computer and machine whether
or not they are turned on.
4
.
b
*
Press
to return to the original screen
without saving.
Character/Decorative Stitches
a
a USB port connector for computer
b USB cable connector
→ The “Removable Disk” icon will appear in “My
Computer” on the computer.
Note
• The connectors on the USB cable can only
be inserted into a connector in one direction.
If it is difficult to insert the connector, do not
insert it with force and check the orientation
of the connector.
• For details on the position of the USB port
on the computer, refer to the instruction
manual for the corresponding equipment.
→ The stitch pattern will be temporarily saved to
“Removable Disk” under “My Computer”.
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
d
Select the stitch pattern’s .pmu file and
copy the file to the computer.
b
*
Choose a stitch pattern to retrieve.
Press
so the pattern saved in that pocket
appears. If the entire saved stitch pattern is not
displayed, press
to view the entire stitch
pattern.
*
Press
to return to the original screen
without saving.
a
Note
• Do not turn off the machine while the “Saving” screen is showing. You may lose the
data.
Retrieving Stitch Patterns from
the Machine’s Memory
a
Press
.
a Pockets holding saved stitch patterns
c
*
Press
Press
.
to delete the stitch pattern.
→ The pocket selection screen appears.
→ The selected stitch pattern is retrieved and the
sewing screen will be displayed.
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
Recalling from USB Media
d
Press the key of the stitch pattern you want
to recall.
e
Press
You can recall a specific stitch pattern from either
direct USB media or a folder in the USB media. If
the stitch pattern is in a folder, check each folder
to find the stitch pattern.
a
Insert the USB Media into the USB port
connector on the machine (see page 138).
b
Press
.
*
Press
.
to delete the stitch pattern. The pattern
will be deleted from the USB media.
4
c
Press
when there is a subfolder to
sort two or more stitch patterns to USB
media, the stitch pattern in the subfolder is
displayed.
*
Press
to return to the original screen
→ The selected stitch pattern is recalled and the sewing
screen will be displayed.
Character/Decorative Stitches
→ Stitch patterns and a folder in a top folder are
displayed.
without recalling.
c
a
b
a Folder name
b Stitch patterns in a folder show only the first pattern
of any combined patterns.
c Path
→ The path shows the current folder at the top of the
list.
Stitch patterns and a subfolder within a folder are
displayed.
*
Press
to return to the previous folder.
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
Recalling from the Computer
a
Plug the USB cable connector into the
corresponding USB connectors for the
computer and for the machine (see page
139).
b
On the computer, open “My Computer”
then go to “Removable Disk”.
d
Press
.
→ The stitch patterns in the computer are displayed on
the selection screen.
e
*
Press the key of the stitch pattern you want
to recall.
Press
to return to the original screen
without recalling.
c
Move/copy the pattern data to “Removable
Disk”.
f
*
Press
Press
.
to delete the stitch pattern.
The pattern will be deleted from the “Removable
Disk” folder in your computer.
→ Stitch pattern data in “Removable Disk” is written to
the machine.
Note
• While data is being written, do not disconnect the USB cable.
• Do not create folders within “Removable
Disk”. Since folders are not displayed, stitch
pattern data within folders cannot be
recalled.
→ The selected stitch pattern is recalled and the sewing
screen will be displayed.
Note
• The pattern recalled from the computer is only
temporarily written to the machine. It is erased
from the machine when the machine is turned
off. If you wish to keep the stitch pattern, store
it in the machine (see “Saving Stitch Patterns
in the Machine’s Memory” on page 136).
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Chapter
5
Embroidery
BEFORE EMBROIDERING ............................144
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS ..... 174
Embroidery Step by Step................................................. 144
Adjusting Thread Tension ................................................174
Attaching Embroidery Foot “W”..................................... 145
■ Correct Thread Tension ..........................................................174
■ Upper Thread is Too Tight ......................................................174
■ Upper Thread is Too Loose .....................................................174
Attaching the Embroidery Unit ....................................... 146
■ About the Embroidery Unit .................................................... 146
■ Removing the Embroidery Unit .............................................. 147
SELECTING PATTERNS .................................149
■ Copyright Information............................................................ 149
■ Pattern Selection Screens ....................................................... 150
Using the Automatic Thread Cutting Function
(END COLOR TRIM) .......................................................175
Using the Thread Trimming Function (JUMP STITCH
TRIM) ..............................................................................175
■ Selecting the length of JUMP STITCH not to trim ...................176
Selecting Embroidery Patterns/Heirloom Patterns/Border
Adjusting the Embroidery Speed......................................176
Patterns/Cross stitch Patterns/Floral alphabet Patterns .. 151
Changing the Thread Color Display.................................177
Selecting Alphabet Character Patterns............................ 152
Selecting Frame Patterns................................................. 153
Selecting Patterns from Embroidery Cards...................... 154
Changing the Embroidery Frame Display.........................178
REVISING THE PATTERN............................. 179
■ About Embroidery Cards (Sold Separately)............................. 154
Changing the Pattern Position .........................................179
Selecting Patterns from USB media/Computer ............... 154
Aligning the Pattern and the Needle ................................180
VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN .................155
Changing the Size ............................................................181
■ Key Functions ......................................................................... 156
PREPARING THE FABRIC .............................157
Rotating the Pattern.........................................................182
Creating a Horizontal Mirror Image ................................183
Changing the Density (Alphabet Character and Frame
Attaching Iron-on Stabilizers (backing) to the Fabric...... 157
Patterns Only) .................................................................183
Hooping the Fabric in the Embroidery Frame ................. 158
Changing the Colors of Alphabet Character Patterns ......184
■ Types of Embroidery Frames .................................................. 158
■ Inserting the Fabric ................................................................ 159
■ Using the Embroidery Sheet ................................................... 160
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION ............. 185
Embroidering Small Fabrics or Fabric Edges ................... 160
■ Embroidering Small Fabrics .................................................... 160
■ Embroidering Edges or Corners .............................................. 160
■ Embroidering Ribbons or Tape ............................................... 161
ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME .....162
■ Removing the Embroidery Frame ........................................... 162
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION ....163
Embroidery Data Precautions ..........................................185
■ Types of Embroidery Data that can be Used ...........................185
■ Types of USB Devices/Media that can be Used ......................185
■ Computers and Operating Systems with the Following
Specifications can be Used .....................................................186
■ Precautions on Using the Computer to Create and Save Data ..........186
■ Tajima (.dst) Embroidery Data ................................................186
■ Trademarks .............................................................................186
Saving Embroidery Patterns in the Machine’s Memory....187
■ If the Memory is Full...............................................................187
Checking the Pattern Position......................................... 163
Saving Embroidery Patterns to USB Media
Previewing the Completed Pattern ................................. 164
(Commercially Available) ................................................189
SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN .........165
Saving Embroidery Patterns in the Computer ..................190
Retrieving Patterns from the Machine’s Memory.............191
Sewing Attractive Finishes .............................................. 165
Recalling from USB Media...............................................191
■ Embroidery Needle Plate Cover ............................................. 165
Recalling from the Computer ..........................................192
Sewing Embroidery Patterns ........................................... 166
■ When Threading Manually ..................................................... 167
EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS .................... 194
Sewing Embroidery Patterns Which Use Appliqué.......... 168
Using a Frame Pattern to Make an Appliqué (1) ..............194
ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY
PROCESS.......................................................170
Using a Frame Pattern to Make an Appliqué (2) ..............195
If the Bobbin Runs Out of Thread ................................... 170
If the Thread Breaks During Sewing ............................... 171
Restarting from the Beginning ........................................ 172
Resuming Embroidery After Turning Off the Power........ 172
BEFORE EMBROIDERING
BEFORE EMBROIDERING
Embroidery Step by Step
Follow the steps below to prepare the machine for embroidery.
Step 9
Step 6, 8
Step 3
Step 4
Step 1, 2
Step 7
Step #
*
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Step 5
Aim
Action
Page
1
Presser foot attachment
Attach embroidery foot “W”.
2
Checking the needle
Use needle 75/11 for embroidery. *
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3
Embroidery unit attachment
Attach the embroidery unit.
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4
Bobbin thread setup
For the bobbin thread, wind embroidery bobbin thread and set it in place.
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5
Fabric preparation
Attach a stabilizer material to the fabric, and hoop it in the embroidery frame.
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6
Pattern selection
Turn the main power to ON, and select an embroidery pattern.
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7
Embroidery frame attachment
Attach the embroidery frame to the embroidery unit.
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8
Checking the layout
Check and adjust the size and position of the embroidery.
163
9
Embroidery thread setup
Set up embroidery thread according to the pattern.
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It is recommended that a 90/14 needle should be used when embroidering on heavy weight fabrics or stabilizing products (for example;
denim, puffy foam, etc.).
BEFORE EMBROIDERING
Attaching Embroidery Foot “W”
d
Push the black button on the presser foot
holder and remove the presser foot.
a
CAUTION
• When attaching a presser foot, always press
on the screen. You may accidentally
press the “Start/Stop” button and possibly
cause injury.
• Be sure to use embroidery foot “W” when
doing embroidery. Using another presser foot
may cause the needle to strike the presser foot,
causing the needle to bend or break and
possibly cause injury.
a
Press the “Needle Position” button to raise
the needle.
b
a Black button
b Presser foot holder
→ Remove the presser foot from the presser foot
holder.
e
Use the included screwdriver to loosen the
screw of the presser foot holder, then
remove the presser foot holder.
b
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a c
Press
.
→ The entire screen becomes white, and all keys and
operation buttons are locked.
c
Embroidery
b
Raise the presser foot lever.
a Screwdriver
b Presser foot holder
c Presser foot holder screw
→ Remove the presser foot holder.
f
Position embroidery foot “W” on the
presser foot bar so that the arm of
embroidery foot “W” is behind the needle
holder and the wiper is behind the needle.
a
b
d
c
a
b
c
d
Arm
Needle holder
Presser foot holder screw
Wiper
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BEFORE EMBROIDERING
g
Hold the embroidery foot in place with
your right hand, and then use the included
screwdriver to securely tighten the presser
foot holder screw.
Note
• You can also sew utility/decorative stitches
with the embroidery unit attached. Set the
feed dog position switch on the embroidery
unit to the appropriate setting.
• Be sure to turn off the power before installing the embroidery unit. Otherwise, the
machine may be damaged.
• Do not touch the inner connector of the
embroidery unit. The pins on the embroidery
unit connection may be damaged.
• Do not apply strong force to the embroidery
unit carriage or pick up the unit by the carriage. Otherwise, the embroidery unit may
be damaged.
• Store the embroidery unit in the proper storage case.
CAUTION
• Use the included screwdriver to firmly tighten
the screw of the presser foot holder. If the
screw is loose, the needle may strike the
presser foot and possibly cause injury.
h
Press
a
Turn the main power to OFF, and remove
the flat bed attachment.
b
Open the cover of the connection port.
to unlock all keys and
buttons.
→ All keys and operation buttons are unlocked, and
the previous screen is displayed.
Attaching the Embroidery Unit
■ About the Embroidery Unit
CAUTION
• Do not move the machine with the
embroidery unit attached. The embroidery
unit could fall off and cause injury.
• Keep your hands and foreign objects away
from the embroidery carriage and frame when
the machine is embroidering. Otherwise,
injury may result.
• If the embroidery unit could not be initialized
correctly, a buzzer will sound. If this happens,
go through the initialization process again.
This is not a malfunction.
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CAUTION
• Be sure to replace the cover when the
embroidery unit is not installed.
BEFORE EMBROIDERING
c
Insert the embroidery unit connection into
the machine connection port. Push lightly
until the unit clicks into place.
Note
• A confirmation message to lower the framesecuring lever after the carriage moves to its
initial position.
b
c
a
a Embroidery unit connection
b Machine connection port
c Feed dog position switch
• The message will disappear after 15 seconds or press
Note
to move to the next
step.
• Be sure there is no gap between the embroidery unit and the sewing machine. If there is
a gap, the embroidery patterns will not
embroider with the correct registration.
• Do not push on the carriage when installing
the embroidery unit onto the machine. Moving the carriage may damage the embroidery unit.
• Be sure to set the feed dog position switch
to right to lower the feed dogs.
Turn the main power to ON.
e
Press
→ The following message will appear.
a
Press either
, then press
.
→ The carriage will move to the removal position.
CAUTION
• Always remove the embroidery frame before
pressing
.
or
. Otherwise, the frame may
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Embroidery
d
■ Removing the Embroidery Unit
strike the embroidery foot, and possibly cause
injury.
• The embroidery unit will not fit in the storage
case if this step is not done.
b
Turn the main power to OFF.
Note
• Be sure to turn off the machine before
attaching the embroidery unit, otherwise
damage to the machine may result.
→ The carriage will move to the initialization position.
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BEFORE EMBROIDERING
c
Hold down the release button, and pull the
embroidery unit away from the machine.
a
a Release button
CAUTION
• Do not carry the embroidery unit by holding
the release button compartment.
• Be sure to close the cover of the connection
port when the embroidery unit is not being
used.
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SELECTING PATTERNS
SELECTING PATTERNS
■ Copyright Information
The patterns stored in the sewing machine and embroidery cards are intended for private use only. Any public or
commercial use of copyrighted patterns is an infringement of copyright law and is strictly prohibited.
There are many character and decorative embroidery patterns stored in the machine’s memory (see the “QUICK
REFERENCE GUIDE” for a full summary of patterns in the machine’s memory). You can also use patterns from
the embroidery cards (sold separately).
Once the machine has finished the initialization and the carriage has moved to the start position, the pattern type
selection screen will display.
If another screen is displayed, press
to display the screen below.
5
e
h
j
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
a
c
d
f
Embroidery
b
g
i
k
Embroidery patterns
Heirloom patterns
Border patterns
Cross stitch patterns
Floral alphabet patterns
Alphabet character patterns
Frame patterns
Patterns from an embroidery card (sold separately)
Patterns saved in the machine’s memory (see page 191)
Patterns saved in USB media (see page 191)
Patterns saved on the computer (see page 192)
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SELECTING PATTERNS
■ Pattern Selection Screens
There are 7 categories of patterns in this machine.
indicates that there is more than one pattern
selection screen for that category.
Embroidery patterns
Heirloom patterns
Border patterns
Cross stitch patterns
Floral alphabet patterns
Alphabet characters
Frame patterns
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SELECTING PATTERNS
Selecting Embroidery Patterns/
Heirloom Patterns/Border
Patterns/Cross stitch Patterns/
Floral alphabet Patterns
a
Select the category of the pattern you want
to embroider.
b
Press the key of the pattern you want to
embroider.
*
Press
to view the next page.
*
Press
to view the previous page.
c
Press
to create a mirror image of the
pattern as needed.
*
d
If you make a mistake selecting the pattern, press the
key of the pattern you want to embroider.
Press
.
→ The sewing screen is displayed.
*
To return to the previous screen to select another
pattern, press
5
Embroidery
Proceed to see “VIEWING THE SEWING
e
SCREEN” on page 155 to embroider the
pattern.
.
→ The selected pattern is displayed.
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SELECTING PATTERNS
Selecting Alphabet Character
Patterns
a
Press
b
Press the key of the font you want to
embroider.
.
c
Press
to change the
selection screen, and then enter the
characters that you want to embroider.
*
To enter a space, press
*
If you want to change the size of a character, select
the character and then press
.
to change the
size. The size changes each time you press the key,
from large to medium to small.
*
If you make a mistake, press
*
mistake.
If the pattern is too small to see clearly, you can use
the
to erase the
key to check it.
Memo
If you continue adding characters after changing the size, the new characters will be
entered in the new size.
You cannot change the size of the entered
characters after combining character stitch
patterns.
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SELECTING PATTERNS
d
Press
.
Selecting Frame Patterns
a
Press
b
Press the key of the frame shape you want
to embroider in the top part of the screen.
.
a
→ The sewing screen is displayed.
b
Proceed to see “VIEWING THE SEWING
e
SCREEN” on page 155 to embroider the
pattern.
*
To return to the previous screen to select another
pattern, press
.
a Frame shapes
b Frame patterns
c
Press the key of the frame pattern you want
to embroider.
Embroidery
→ Various frame patterns are displayed at the bottom
part of the screen.
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*
If you make a mistake selecting the pattern, press the
key of the pattern you want to embroider.
→ The selected pattern is displayed on the screen.
d
Press
.
→ The sewing screen is displayed.
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SELECTING PATTERNS
e
*
Proceed to see “VIEWING THE SEWING
SCREEN” on page 155 to embroider the
pattern.
a
*
To return to the previous screen to select another
pattern, press
Insert the card completely into the slot on
the right side of the machine.
Insert the embroidery card so that the end with a
printed arrow is facing the front.
.
b
Press
.
Selecting Patterns from
Embroidery Cards
■ About Embroidery Cards
(Sold Separately)
• Use only embroidery cards manufactured for this
machine. Using unauthorized cards may cause
your machine to operate incorrectly.
• Embroidery cards sold in foreign countries
cannot be used with this machine.
• Store embroidery cards in the hard case.
Note
• Only insert or remove the embroidery card
when
c
Follow the steps on page 151 to select a
pattern.
Selecting Patterns from USB
media/Computer
is displayed, or when the
machine is turned off.
• Do not insert the card in a direction other
than that shown by the arrow on the card,
and do not force the card into the slot
strongly. Do not put any object except for the
embroidery cards into the slot. Otherwise,
your machine may be damaged.
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→ The patterns on the embroidery card are displayed
on the selection screen.
To recall patterns from the computer or USB
media, see pages 191 through 193.
VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN
VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN
f
g
a
h
i
b
c
j
d
e
k
l
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*
Embroidery
a Shows the presser foot code.
Attach embroidery foot “W” for all embroidery projects. When the foot presser symbol is displayed on the screen, you
are able to sew.
b Shows the boundary for embroidering with the extra large frame (30 cm × 18 cm (approx. 12 inches × 7 inches)).
c Shows a preview of the selected pattern.
d Shows the size of the selected pattern.
e Shows how far the sewing position is from the center (when you move the sewing position).
f Shows how many stitches are in the selected pattern and how many stitches have been sewn so far.
g Shows the time necessary to sew the pattern, and the time already spent sewing the pattern (not including time for
changing and automatically trimming the thread).
h Shows the number of colors in the selected pattern, and the number of the color currently being sewn.
i Shows the part of the embroidery that will be sewn with the first thread color.
j Shows the order the colors are sewn in.
k Shows the embroidery frames that can be used for the selected pattern. Be sure to use the proper frame (see page
158).
l Shows the degree of rotation of the pattern.
There is an explanation of each key’s function on the next page.
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VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN
■ Key Functions
Using these keys, you can change the size of the pattern, rotate the pattern, etc.
m
o
n
q
p
r
s
No.
Display
Key Name
t
v
u
x
w
y
Explanation
Page
m
Image key
Press this key for a preview of the sewn image.
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n
Arrow keys
Press an arrow key to move the pattern in the direction shown by the arrow.
(Press the Center key to return the pattern to the center of the embroidery
area.)
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(
Center key)
o
Rotate key
Press this key to rotate the pattern. You can rotate a pattern one degree, 10
degrees or 90 degrees at a time.
182
p
Size key
Press this key to change the size of the pattern.
181
q
Density key
Press this key to change the density of alphabet character or frame patterns.
183
r
Horizontal mirror
image key
Press this key to create a horizontal mirror image of the pattern.
183
s
Multi color key
Press this key to change the color of each letter when sewing alphabet
character patterns.
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t
Memory key
Saves a pattern in the machine’s memory, USB media or a computer.
u
Return key
Press this key to return to the pattern type selection screen.
v
Cut/Tension key
Press this key to specify automatic thread cutting, thread trimming or the thread
tension. For embroidery, these functions are set automatically.
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w
Forward/Back key
Press this key to move the needle forward or back in the pattern; useful if the
thread breaks while sewing or if you want to start again from the beginning.
171-173
x
Starting point key
Press this key to move the needle start position to align the needle with the
pattern position.
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y
Trial key
Press this key to check the position of the pattern.The embroidery frame moves
to the desired position so you can check that there is enough space to sew the
pattern.
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187-190
—
Note
• Some operations or functions are not available for certain patterns. If the key display is light gray, you
cannot use that function or operation with the selected pattern.
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PREPARING THE FABRIC
PREPARING THE FABRIC
CAUTION
• Use fabrics with a thickness of less than 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch). Using fabrics thicker than 3 mm
(approx. 1/8 inch) may cause the needle to break.
• When using layers with thicker batting etc., you can sew more attractive embroidery by adjusting the
embroidery presser foot height in the embroidery settings screen (see below).
• In the case of thick terry cloth towels we recommend that you place a piece of water soluble stabilizer on
the top surface of the towel. This will help to reduce the nap of the toweling and result in more attractive
embroidery.
Note
Press
, and use
and
in the EMBROIDERY FOOT HEIGHT display in the embroidery
settings screen to adjust the presser foot height.
Attaching Iron-on Stabilizers
(backing) to the Fabric
a
Use a piece of stabilizer which is larger
than the embroidery frame being used.
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When using fabrics that cannot be ironed (such as
towel or fabrics that have loops which expand
when ironed) or in places where ironing is
difficult, position the stabilizer material under the
fabric without fusing it, then position the fabric
and stabilizer in the embroidery frame, or check
with your authorized dealer for the correct
stabilizer to use.
Embroidery
For best results in your embroidery projects,
always use stabilizer material for embroidery.
Follow the package instructions for the stabilizer
being used.
a
b
a Size of the embroidery frame
b Iron-on stabilizer (backing)
b
Iron the iron-on stabilizer material to the
wrong side of the fabric.
CAUTION
• Always use a stabilizer material for
embroidery when sewing stretch fabrics,
lightweight fabrics, fabrics with a coarse
weave, or fabrics which cause pattern
shrinkage. Otherwise, the needle may break
and cause injury. Not using a stabilizer
material may result in a poor finish to your
project.
a
b
a Fusible side of stabilizer
b Fabric (wrong side)
Memo
• When embroidering on thin fabrics such as
organdy or lawn, or on napped fabrics such
as towel or corduroy, use water soluble stabilizer (sold separately) for best results. The
water soluble stabilizer material will dissolve
completely in water, giving the project a
more attractive finish.
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PREPARING THE FABRIC
Hooping the Fabric in the Embroidery Frame
■ Types of Embroidery Frames
Extra Large
Large
Medium
Small
Can embroider an area
30 cm × 18 cm
(approx. 12 inches × 7 inches)
Can embroider an area
18 cm × 13 cm
(approx. 7 inches × 5 inches)
Can embroider an area
10 cm × 10 cm
(approx. 4 inches × 4 inches)
Can embroider an area
2 cm × 6 cm
(approx. 1 inch × 2-1/2 inches)
Use when embroidering
connected or combined
characters or patterns, or when
embroidering large patterns.
Use when embroidering patterns Use when embroidering patterns
between 10 cm × 10 cm (approx. under 10 cm x 10 cm
4 inches × 4 inches) and
(approx. 4 inches × 4 inches).
18 cm × 13 cm (approx. 7 inches
× 5 inches).
Use for embroidering names or
very small patterns.
Embroidery Frame 26 cm × 16 cm (approx. 10-1/4 inches × 6-1/4 inches) can be used.
Select a frame that matches the pattern size. Frame options are displayed on the LCD.
a
b
a Can be used
b Cannot be used
CAUTION
• If you use a frame that is too small, the presser foot may strike the frame during sewing and cause injury.
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PREPARING THE FABRIC
c
■ Inserting the Fabric
Note
• If the fabric is placed loose in the embroidery
frame, the embroidery design will sew out
poorly. Insert the fabric on a level surface,
and gently stretch the fabric taut in the
frame. Follow the steps below to insert the
fabric correctly.
a
Slightly tighten the frame adjustment screw,
and then remove the slack in the fabric by
pulling on the edges and corners. Do not
loosen the screw.
Lift-up and loosen the frame adjustment
screw and remove the inner frame.
Memo
When using the extra large frame, tighten the
adjustment screws at the top and bottom of
the frame, so that the spaces at the top and
bottom of the frame are equal.
b
a
a Frame adjustment screw
b Inner frame
b
Lay the fabric right side up on top of the
outer frame.
Re-insert the inner frame making sure to
align the inner frame’s
with the outer
frame’s
.
Gently stretch the fabric taut, and tighten
the frame adjustment screw to keep the
fabric from loosening after stretching.
*
After stretching the fabric, make sure the fabric is
taut.
*
Make sure the inside and outside frames are even
before you start embroidering.
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Embroidery
a
d
b
c
a Inner frame
b Outer frame
c Frame adjustment screw
a
b
c
a Outer frame
b Inner frame
c Fabric
Memo
Stretch the fabric from all four corners and all
four edges. While stretching the fabric, tighten
the frame adjustment screw.
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PREPARING THE FABRIC
e
Return the frame adjustment screw to its
initial position.
d
Remove the embroidery sheet.
■ Using the Embroidery Sheet
When you want to embroider the pattern in a
particular place, use the embroidery sheet with the
frame.
a
With a chalk pen, mark the area of the
fabric you want to embroider.
a
Embroidering Small Fabrics or
Fabric Edges
Use an embroidery stabilizer to provide extra
support. After embroidering, remove the stabilizer
carefully. Attach the stabilizer as shown in the
examples below. We recommend using a
stabilizer for embroidery.
■ Embroidering Small Fabrics
b
Use a temporary spray adhesive to adhere the small
piece of fabric to the larger piece in the frame.
If you do not wish to use a temporary spray
adhesive, attach the stabilizer with a basting stitch.
a Embroidery pattern
b Mark
b
Place the embroidery sheet on the inner
frame. Align the guide lines on the
embroidery sheet with the mark you made
on the fabric.
a
b
b
a
a Fabric
b Stabilizer
■ Embroidering Edges or Corners
Use a temporary spray adhesive to adhere the small
piece of fabric to the larger piece in the frame.
If you do not wish to use a temporary spray
adhesive, attach the stabilizer with a basting stitch.
a Inner frame
b Guide line
c
Gently stretch the fabric so there are no
folds or wrinkles, and press the inner frame
into the outer frame.
a
b
a Inner frame
b Outer frame
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a b
a Fabric
b Stabilizer
PREPARING THE FABRIC
■ Embroidering Ribbons or Tape
Secure with double-sided tape or a temporary spray
adhesive.
a
b
a Ribbon or tape
b Stabilizer
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Embroidery
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ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME
ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME
Note
Wind and insert the bobbin before attaching the embroidery frame.
a
Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to
raise the presser foot.
b
Align the embroidery frame guide with the
right edge of the embroidery frame holder.
d
Lower the frame-securing lever to be level
with the frame to secure the embroidery
frame in the embroidery frame holder.
a
a Frame-securing lever
CAUTION
a
• If the frame-securing lever is not lowered, the
embroidery pattern may not sew out correctly
or the presser foot may strike the embroidery
frame and cause injury.
b
■ Removing the Embroidery Frame
a Embroidery frame holder
b Embroidery frame guide
c
a
Raise the frame-securing lever.
b
Pull the embroidery frame toward you.
Slide the embroidery frame into the holder,
making sure to align the embroidery frame’s
with the holder’s
.
a
a Arrow mark
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CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION
The pattern is normally positioned in the center of the embroidery frame.
You can check the layout before starting embroidery and change the position.
Checking the Pattern Position
b
The embroidery frame moves and shows the
pattern position. Watch the frame closely to make
sure the pattern will be sewn in the right place.
a
Press
From
, press the key for the position
that you want to check.
.
a
5
→ The needle will move to the selected position on the
pattern.
Memo
→ The following screen is displayed.
Embroidery
a Selected position
To see the entire embroidering area, press
. The embroidery frame moves and
shows the embroidery area.
CAUTION
• Make sure the needle is up when the
embroidery frame is moving. If the needle is
down, it could break and result in injury.
c
Press
.
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CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION
Previewing the Completed
Pattern
a
Press
.
→ An image of the pattern as it will be embroidered
appears.
b
Press
to select the frame
used in the preview.
*
Frames displayed in light gray cannot be selected.
*
Press
*
The pattern can be sewn as it appears in the
following display.
to see a full screen preview.
Memo
You can begin sewing from this screen by
pressing the “Start/Stop” button.
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c
Press
screen.
to return to the original
SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN
SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN
Sewing Attractive Finishes
There are many factors that go into sewing beautiful embroidery. Using the appropriate stabilizer (see
page 157) and hooping the fabric in the frame (see page 158) are two important factors mentioned earlier.
Another important point is the appropriateness of the needle and thread being used. See the explanation
of threads below.
Thread
Upper thread Use embroidery thread, or country embroidery thread intended for use with this machine.
Other embroidery threads may not yield optimum results.
Bobbin thread Use embroidery bobbin thread intended for use with this machine.
When using other kinds of embroidery bobbin thread, use the bobbin case (no marking) included with this
machine (The bobbin case originally installed in the machine has a green screw). (See page 236 for how to
remove the bobbin case.)
Memo
If you use threads other than those listed above, the embroidery may not sew out correctly.
Note
■ Embroidery Needle Plate Cover
Under some conditions, based on the type of fabric,
stabilizer, or thread being used, there may be some
looping in the upper thread. In this case, attach the
included embroidery needle plate cover to the
needle plate. Attach the cover by inserting the two
projections on the underside of the cover into the
notches on the needle plate as shown below.
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Embroidery
• Before embroidering, check that there is enough thread in the bobbin. If you continue sewing without
enough thread in the bobbin, the thread may tangle.
• Do not leave objects in the range of motion of the embroidery frame. The frame may strike the object
and cause a poor finish to the embroidery pattern.
• When embroidering on large garments (especially jackets or other heavy fabrics), do not let the fabric
hang over the table. Otherwise, the embroidery unit cannot move freely, and the pattern may not turn
out as planned.
CAUTION
• Push the embroidery needle plate cover as far
as possible to attach it. If the embroidery
needle plate cover is not securely attached, it
may cause the needle to break.
Note
a
• Do not use the embroidery needle plate
cover for any applications other than embroidery.
b
c
a Groove
b Projection
c Notch
To remove the embroidery needle plate cover, place
your fingernail in the groove and lift the plate out.
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SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN
Sewing Embroidery Patterns
Example:
b
b
Lower the presser foot, then press the
“Start/Stop” button to start embroidering.
After 5-6 stitches, press the “Start/Stop”
button again to stop the machine.
c
Trim the excess thread at the end of the
seam. If the end of the seam is under the
presser foot, raise the presser foot, then
trim the excess thread.
d
Press the “Start/Stop” button to start
embroidering.
a
a Embroidery color order
b Cursor
→ When the first color is completely sewn, the machine
will automatically trim the threads and stop. The
presser foot will then automatically be raised.
On the embroidery color order display, the next
color will move to the top.
Memo
If there is thread left over from the beginning
of sewing, it may be sewn over as you continue embroidering the pattern, making it very
difficult to deal with the thread after the pattern
is finished. Trim the threads at the beginning.
Memo
The [+] cursor moves over the pattern, showing which part of the pattern is being sewn.
a
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Thread the machine with the first color (see
“Threading Using the “Automatic
Threading” Button” on page 29).
e
Remove the thread for the first color from
the machine. Thread the machine with the
next color.
SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN
f
Repeat the same steps for embroidering the
remaining colors.
→ When the last color is sewn, “Finish sewing” will
appear on the display. Press
, and the
■ When Threading Manually
a
Thread the machine manually with the first
color (see “Threading Manually” on page
31).
b
Lower the presser foot, then press the
“Start/Stop” button to start embroidering.
After 5-6 stitches, press the “Start/Stop”
button again to stop the machine.
c
Trim the excess thread at the end of the
seam. If the end of the seam is under the
presser foot, raise the presser foot, then
trim the excess thread.
display will return to the original screen.
Memo
The Thread Trimming Function is originally set
to trim excess thread jumps (threads linking
parts of the pattern, etc.). When an end of
upper thread may remain on the surface of the
fabric at the beginning of the stitching,
depending on the type of thread and fabric
that are used. After embroidering is finished,
cut off this excess thread.
*If the setting has been turned off, trim the
excess thread jumps using scissors after the
pattern is finished.
See page 175 for information on the thread
trimming function.
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Embroidery
Memo
If there is thread left over from the beginning
of sewing, it may be sewn over as you continue embroidering the pattern, making it very
difficult to deal with the thread after the pattern
is finished. Trim the threads at the beginning.
d
Press the “Start/Stop” button again to
restart the machine.
e
Repeat steps d and e from the previous
section.
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SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN
Sewing Embroidery Patterns
Which Use Appliqué
There are some patterns which call for an appliqué
inside the pattern. Prepare the base fabric and the
appliqué fabric (appliqué piece).
c
*
Remove the appliqué material from the
embroidery frame, and then cut carefully
along the stitching. After cutting, remove all
of the stitching thread carefully.
Carefully cut out the pattern on the outline you just
sewed. Do not cut inside the stitching line, as the
appliqué fabric will not be caught by the appliqué
stitch.
When sewing an embroidery pattern with an
appliqué, the color sewing order display shows
“Appliqué Material”, “Appliqué Position”,
“Appliqué”, and then the sewing order of the
colors around the appliqué.
Memo
Depending on the thread color display setting,
the display may show
,
, or
a
.
d
Attach an iron-on stabilizer to the wrong
side of the appliqué material.
Place the base material into the embroidery
frame.
a
a
b
a Base material
a Appliqué material (cotton, felt, etc.)
b Iron-on stabilizer
b
Place the appliqué material into the
embroidery frame, and then press the
“Start/Stop” button to sew the outline of
the appliqué.
e
*
Press the “Start/Stop” button to sew the
position of the appliqué.
Use the same thread color you plan to use when
attaching the appliqué in step g.
a
a
b
b
a Outline of appliqué
b Appliqué material
Memo
The embroidery procedure is the same as the
basic procedure explained on pages 166
through 167.
→ The machine will sew around the outline of the
appliqué pieces and will then stop.
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a Position of appliqué
b Base material
→ The machine will sew around the position of the
appliqué and will then stop.
SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN
f
Apply a thin layer of adhesive or spray
adhesive to the back of the appliqué piece
and attach it to the appliqué position so that
it follows the seam of the outline.
Memo
If the appliqué material is a lightweight fabric,
you may want to use a fusible web on the back
to stabilize the fabric and for appliqué placement. Fuse appliqué in place with an iron.
Do not remove fabric from the frame to iron
the appliqué material.
g
Press the “Start/Stop” button.
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Some patterns may not show all three appliqué steps. Sometimes the “Appliqué” step will
be shown as a color.
Embroidery
Memo
→ The appliqué will then be completed.
h
Change the upper thread and then carry out
the rest of the embroidering.
Memo
• Some glue may get onto the presser foot,
needle, and needle plate at this time. Finish
embroidering the appliqué pattern and then
clean away the glue.
• For best sewing results clip all threads
between color steps.
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ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS
ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS
Note
• Be careful not to bump the embroidery unit carriage or the presser foot when removing or attaching the
embroidery frame. Otherwise, the pattern will not embroider correctly.
If the Bobbin Runs Out of Thread
When the bobbin begins to run out of thread
during embroidering, the machine will stop and
b
*
Unlock the frame-securing lever and
remove the embroidery frame.
Be careful not to apply strong force to the fabric at
this time. Otherwise, the fabric may loosen in the
frame.
the message below will appear. Press
and
follow the directions below to rethread the lower
threading. If very little sewing remains, you can
embroider 10 final stitches without rethreading the
machine by pressing
. The machine will
stop after sewing the 10 stitches.
a
Press
c
Insert a wound bobbin into the machine.
(See page 26 for Setting the bobbin.)
d
Press
.
.
→ After the thread is automatically cut, the carriage
will move.
→ The carriage will return to its original position.
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e
Attach the embroidery frame.
f
To return to the spot in the pattern where
you stopped sewing, follow steps c
through f in the next section.
ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS
If the Thread Breaks During
Sewing
d
Press
,
, or
to move the
needle back the correct number of stitches
before the spot where the thread broke.
*
If you cannot move back to the spot where the
a
Press the “Start/Stop” button to stop the
machine.
b
If the upper thread is broken, redo the
use
upper threading. If the bobbin thread is
slightly before where the thread broke.
thread broke, press
to select the color and
move to the beginning position of that color, then
broken, press
,
, or
to move ahead to
and follow the
directions in steps a through e from the
previous section to reset the bobbin.
c
Press
.
5
Press
to return to the original
screen.
f
Embroidery
e
Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to
lower the presser foot, and press the “Start/
Stop” button to continue sewing.
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ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS
Restarting from the Beginning
a
Press
.
Resuming Embroidery After
Turning Off the Power
The current color and stitch number are saved
when embroidery is stopped. The next time that
the machine is turned on, you can choose whether
or not to continue the stopped sewing operation.
Memo
Even if the power goes out in the middle of
embroidery, the machine returns to the point
where embroidery was stopped when the
machine is turned on again.
a
b
Press
.
a Current stitch number when embroidery was
stopped
Note
• Do not remove the embroidery unit or the
memory will no longer remember your
design.
→ The embroidery frame moves, returning the needle
to the pattern’s beginning position.
c
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Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to
lower the presser foot and start sewing.
a
Turn the main power to ON.
b
Follow the instructions shown on the screen
and remove the embroidery frame.
→ The following message will appear.
ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS
c
Attach the embroidery frame and press
.
→ The previous sewing screen displayed before the
machine was turned off appears.
Memo
If you want to start a new operation, press
so the pattern selection screen
appears.
Continue embroidering.
a
Embroidery
d
5
a Stitch number when embroidery is resumed
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MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS
Adjusting Thread Tension
a
Press
b
Press
c
Press
.
When embroidering, the thread tension should be
set so that the upper thread can slightly be seen on
the wrong side of the fabric.
■ Correct Thread Tension
The pattern can be seen from the wrong side of the
fabric. If the thread tension is not set correctly, the
pattern will not finish well. The fabric may pucker or
the thread may break.
(Right side)
(Wrong side)
Follow the operations described below to adjust
thread tension according to the situation.
Note
to weaken the upper thread
tension. (The tension number will
decrease.)
• If the thread tension setting is made
extremely weak, the machine may stop during sewing. This is not the sign of a malfunction. Increase the thread tension slightly,
and begin sewing again.
Memo
• If you turn the main power to OFF or select a
different pattern, the thread tension will reset
to the automatic setting.
• When you retrieve a saved pattern, the
thread tension setting will be the same as
when the pattern was saved.
■ Upper Thread is Too Tight
The tension of the upper thread is too tight, resulting
in the bobbin thread being visible from the right side
of the fabric.
.
■ Upper Thread is Too Loose
The tension of the upper thread is too loose,
resulting in a loose upper thread, loose thread locks,
or loops appearing on the right side of the fabric.
(Right side)
(Right side)
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(Wrong side)
a
Press
b
Press
c
Press
(Wrong side)
.
to tighten the upper thread
tension. (The tension number will increase.)
.
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS
Using the Automatic Thread
Cutting Function
(END COLOR TRIM)
Using the Thread Trimming
Function (JUMP STITCH TRIM)
The automatic thread cutting function
will
cut the thread at the end of sewing each color.
This function is initially turned on. To turn this
function off, press
key and then
function can be turned on or off during
embroidering.
*
. This
The thread trimming function
will
automatically trim any excess thread jumps within
the color. This function is initially turned on. To
turn this function off, press
key and then
. This function can be turned on or off
during embroidering.
*
This setting returns to its default
Your customized setting remains after turning off
and on the machine.
when the machine is turned off.
a
Press
.
The automatic thread cutting function (END COLOR TRIM) will cut the thread at the end of one color sewing. This function is initially turned on. To turn this function off, press (TENSION/CUT) key and then (END COLOR TRIM).
a
a
a Jump stitch
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• When this function is turned on, use the
enclosed ball point needle 75/107 for
embroidering patterns with short jump
stitches such as alphabet characters. Using
other needles may cause the thread to
break.
b
a
Press
Press
Embroidery
Note
.
to turn off END COLOR TRIM.
→ The key will display as
*
When one color thread is sewn, the machine will
stop without cutting the thread.
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MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS
b
Press
to turn off JUMP STITCH
TRIM.
Adjusting the Embroidery Speed
a
Press
b
In the MAX EMBROIDERY SPEED display,
use
The machine will not trim the thread before moving
to the next stitching.
to change the maximum
embroidery speed.
→ The key will display as
*
and Embroidery.
*
You can choose from 3 different speed levels.
■ Selecting the length of JUMP
STITCH not to trim
When the thread trimming function
is
turned on, you can select the length of the jump
stitch not to trim the thread. This function can be
turned on or off during embroidering.
Select a setting from 5 mm to 50 mm in 5 mm
increments.
*
Your customized setting remains after turning off
and on the machine.
Press
or
STITCH.
to select the length of JUMP
For example: Press
to select 25 mm (1 inch)
and the machine will not trim a jump stitch of 25
mm or less before moving to the next stitching.
Memo
• SPM is the number of stitches sewn in one
minute.
• Decrease the sewing speed when embroidering on thin, thick, or heavy fabrics.
• The sewing speed can be changed while
embroidery is being sewn.
• The maximum sewing speed setting does
not change until a new setting is selected.
The setting specified before the main power
is set to OFF remains selected the next time
that the machine is turned on.
• Decrease the sewing speed to 600 spm
when using a speciality thread like a metallic
thread.
Note
• If design has many trims it is recommended
to select a higher jump stitch trim setting in
order to reduce the amount of excess tails
on backside of fabric.
• The higher number of the jump stitch length
selected, the fewer number of times the
machine will trim. In this case, more jump
stitches remain on the surface of the fabric.
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c
Press
.
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS
Changing the Thread Color
Display
d
When the thread number #123 is
displayed, use
to select from six
embroidery thread brands pictured below.
You can display the name of the thread colors, the
time or embroidery thread number.
Memo
Colors on the screen may vary slightly from
actual spool colors.
a
Press
.
b
Press
.
c
In the THREAD COLOR DISPLAY, use
to display the name of the thread
colors, the time or the embroidery thread
number.
EMBROIDERY/POLYESTER
THREAD#
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COUNTRY/COTTON THREAD#
Embroidery
MADEIRA /POLYESTER
THREAD#
MADEIRA RAYON THREAD#
SULKY / POLYESTER
THREAD#
ROBISON-ANTON/POLYESTER
THREAD#
e
Press
.
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MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS
Changing the Embroidery Frame
Display
a
b
a
Press
.
b
Press
.
c
In the FRAME DISPLAY, use
c
to
change the embroidery frame display mode.
*
There are 10 choices.
d
e
f
a
b
c
d
e
f
d
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Extra large frame embroidering area
Center line
Large frame embroidering area
Medium frame embroidering area
Small frame embroidering area
Grid lines
Press
.
REVISING THE PATTERN
REVISING THE PATTERN
CAUTION
• When you have revised the pattern, check the display of available embroidery frames and use an
appropriate frame. If you use an embroidery frame not displayed as available for use, the presser foot may
strike the frame and possibly cause injury.
Changing the Pattern Position
Use
to move the pattern in the direction
shown by the arrow.
Press
to center the pattern.
The pattern can also be moved by dragging it.
If a USB mouse is connected, move the mouse to
position the pointer on the desired pattern, and
then select and drag the pattern. The pattern can
also be dragged by selecting it directly in the
screen with your finger or the touch pen.
Memo
• Patterns cannot be moved in screens where
does not appear.
• If
in the Embroidery Edit screen is
pressed to display an enlargement of the
pattern, the pattern cannot be moved by
dragging it. Press
move the pattern.
Embroidery
a
5
in the screen to
a Distance from the center
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REVISING THE PATTERN
Aligning the Pattern and the
Needle
Example: Aligning the lower left side of a
pattern and the needle
ABC
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a
Mark the embroidery start position on the
fabric, as shown.
b
Press
.
REVISING THE PATTERN
c
Press
b
.
a
a Start position
→ The needle position moves to the bottom left corner
of the pattern (the embroidery frame moves so that
the needle is positioned correctly).
d
Press
e
Use
Select the direction in which to change the
size.
*
Press
to enlarge the pattern proportionately.
*
Press
to shrink the pattern proportionately.
*
Press
to stretch the pattern horizontally.
*
Press
to compact the pattern horizontally.
*
Press
to stretch the pattern vertically.
*
Press
to compact the pattern vertically.
Press
to return the pattern to its original
*
appearance.
.
to align the needle and the
mark on the fabric, and begin embroidering
the pattern.
a
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Embroidery
a Size of the pattern
Changing the Size
a
Press
.
Memo
• Some patterns or characters can be
enlarged more than others.
• Some patterns or characters can be
enlarged to a greater degree if they are
rotated 90 degrees.
c
Press
to return to the original
screen.
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REVISING THE PATTERN
Rotating the Pattern
a
b
*
Select the angle of rotation for the pattern.
Press
to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the
left.
Press
.
*
Press
to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the
right.
*
Press
to rotate the pattern 10 degrees to the
left.
*
Press
to rotate the pattern 10 degrees to the
right.
*
Press
to rotate the pattern 1 degree to the
left.
*
Press
to rotate the pattern 1 degree to the
right.
*
Press
to return the pattern to its original
position.
a
a Degree of rotation
0°
c
Press
screen.
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to return to the original
REVISING THE PATTERN
Creating a Horizontal Mirror
Image
Press
so it appears as
to create a
horizontal mirror image of the selected pattern.
Press
again to return the pattern to normal.
Changing the Density
(Alphabet Character and Frame
Patterns Only)
The thread density for some alphabet character
and frame patterns can be changed.
A setting between 80% and 120% in 5%
increments can be specified.
a
Press
.
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Embroidery
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REVISING THE PATTERN
b
Change the density.
*
Press
to make the pattern less dense.
*
Press
to make the pattern more dense.
Changing the Colors of Alphabet
Character Patterns
Combined alphabet character patterns can be
sewn with each letter in a different color. If
“MULTI COLOR” is set, the machine stops after
each character is sewn so that the thread can be
changed to a different color.
a
*
c
a
→ The pattern density changes each time you press a
button.
Press
to return to the pattern
selection screen.
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so that it appears as
.
Press the key again to return to the original setting.
b
a Normal
b Fine (stitches closer together)
c Coarse (stitches farther apart)
c
Press
b
After a character is sewn, change the thread
color, and then sew the next character.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
Embroidery Data Precautions
Observe the following precautions when using embroidery data other than that created and saved in this
machine.
CAUTION
• When using embroidery data other than our original patterns, the thread or needle may break when
sewing with a stitch density that is too fine or when sewing three or more overlapping stitches. In that
case, use one of our original data design systems to edit the embroidery data.
■ Types of Embroidery Data that can be Used
• Only .pes,.pha,.phb,.phc, and .dst embroidery data files can be used with this machine. Using data other
than that saved using our data design systems or sewing machines may cause the embroidery machine to
malfunction.
■ Types of USB Devices/Media that can be Used
Stitch data can be saved to or recalled from USB media. Use media that meets the following specifications.
• USB Floppy disk drive
• USB Flash drive (USB Flash memory).
Stitch data can be recalled only.
• USB CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW drives
•
•
•
•
•
•
Secure Digital (SD) Card
CompactFlash
Memory Stick
Smart Media
Multi Media Card (MMC)
XD-Picture Card
Embroidery
You can also use the following types of USB media with the USB Memory Card Reader/Writer.
5
Note
• Some USB media may not be usable with this machine. Please visit our website for more details.
• The access lamp will begin blinking after inserting USB Devices/Media, and it will take about 5 to 6 seconds to recognize the Devices/Media. (Time will differ depending on the USB Device/Media).
Memo
• When a file folder is necessary to create, use a computer.
• Letters and numerals can be used in the file names. In addition, if the file name contains no more than
eight characters, the entire file name will appear on the screen.
If the file name is more than eight characters long, only the first six characters followed by “~” and a
number appear as the file name.
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
■ Computers and Operating Systems with the Following Specifications can be
Used
• Compatible models:
IBM PC with a USB port as standard equipment
IBM PC-compatible computer equipped with a USB port as standard equipment
• Compatible operating systems:
Microsoft Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP/Windows Vista/7
(Windows 98SE requires a driver. Download the driver from our Web site (www.brother.com). In addition,
only Windows 98 Second Edition can use the driver.)
■ Precautions on Using the Computer to Create and Save Data
• If the name of the embroidery data file/folder cannot be identified, for example, because the name contains
special characters, the file/folder is not displayed. If this occurs, change the name of the file/folder. We
recommend using the 26 letters of the alphabet (uppercase and lowercase), the numbers 0 through 9,”-”, and
“_”.
• If embroidery data larger than 300 mm (H) × 180 mm (W) (approx.12 inches (H) × 7 inches (W)) is selected, a
message is shown asking if you wish to rotate the pattern 90 degrees.
Even after being rotated 90 degrees, embroidery data larger than 300 mm (H) × 180 mm (W) (approx.
12 inches (H) × 7 inches (W)) cannot be used. (All designs must be within the 300 mm (H) × 180 mm (W)
(approx. 12 inches (H) × 7 inches (W)) design field size.)
• .pes files saved with the number of stitches or the number of colors exceeding the specified limits cannot be
displayed. Use one of our original data design systems to edit the embroidery pattern so that it meets the
specifications.
• Embroidery data stored in a folder created in USB media can be retrieved.
• Do not create folders in “Removable Disk” on a computer. If embroidery data is stored in a folder in
“Removable Disk”, that embroidery data cannot be retrieved by the machine.
• Even if the embroidery unit is not attached, the machine will manage embroidery data.
■ Tajima (.dst) Embroidery Data
• .dst data is displayed in the pattern list screen by file name (the actual image cannot be displayed). Only the
first eight characters of the file name can be displayed.
• Since Tajima (.dst) data does not contain specific thread color information, it is displayed with our default
thread color sequence. Check the preview and change the thread colors as desired.
■ Trademarks
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Secure Digital (SD) Card is a registered trademark or a trademark of SD Card Association.
CompactFlash is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sandisk Corporation.
Memory Stick is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Smart Media is a registered trademark or a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
Multi Media Card (MMC) is a registered trademark or a trademark of Infineon Technologies AG.
xD-Picture Card is a registered trademark or a trademark of Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd.
IBM is a registered trademark or a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Each company whose software title is mentioned in this manual has a Software License Agreement specific to its
proprietary programs.
All other brands and product names mentioned in this manual are registered trademarks of their respective
companies. However, the explanations for markings such as ® and ™ are not clearly described within the text.
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
Saving Embroidery Patterns in
the Machine’s Memory
b
*
Press
.
Press
to return to the original screen
without saving.
You can save embroidery patterns that you have
customized and will use often; for example, your
name, patterns that have been rotated or had the
size changed, patterns that have had the sewing
position changed, etc. You can save up to 20
patterns.
Note
• Do not turn the main power to OFF while the
“Saving” screen is displayed. You will lose
the pattern you are saving.
Memo
• It takes a few seconds to save a pattern to
the machine’s memory.
• See page 191 for information on retrieving a
saved pattern.
a
Press
when the pattern you want to
save is in the sewing screen.
→ The “Saving” screen is displayed. When the pattern
is saved, the display returns to the original screen
automatically.
■ If the Memory is Full
a
*
Press
5
Embroidery
If the screen below displays, either the maximum
number of patterns have been saved or the pattern
you want to save takes a lot of memory, and the
machine cannot save it. If you delete a previously
saved pattern, you can save the current pattern.
.
Press
to return to the original screen
without saving.
→ The machine displays the patterns currently saved.
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
b
Select the pattern you want to delete.
d
*
Press
.
If you decide not to delete the pattern, press
.
c
Press
.
→ The “Saving” screen displays. When the pattern is
saved, the display returns to the original screen
automatically.
Note
• Do not turn the main power to OFF while the
“Saving” screen is displayed. You will lose
the pattern you are saving.
Memo
a
b
a Amount of memory used by the pattern to be
deleted
b Amount of memory needed to save the current
pattern
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• If there is enough memory available after
deleting the pattern, the pattern you want to
save will be saved automatically. If there is
not enough memory available after deleting
the pattern, repeat the steps above to delete
another pattern from the machine’s memory.
• It takes a few seconds to save a pattern.
• See page 191 for more information about
retrieving saved patterns.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
Saving Embroidery Patterns to
USB Media
(Commercially Available)
b
Insert the USB media into the USB port
connector on the machine.
When sending embroidery patterns from the
machine to USB media, plug the USB media into
the machine’s USB port. Depending on the type of
USB media being used, either directly plug the
USB device into the machine’s USB port or plug
the USB Card Writer/Reader into the machine’s
USB port.
Memo
Some USB media may not be usable with this
machine. Please visit our web site for more
details.
a
Press
a
b
a USB port connector for media
b USB media
Memo
• The USB media can be inserted or removed
at any time.
• Do not insert anything other than USB
media into the USB media port connector.
Otherwise, the USB media drive may be
damaged.
when the pattern you want to
save is in the sewing screen.
c
*
Press
.
Press
to return to the original screen
without saving.
5
Embroidery
→ The “Saving” screen is displayed. When the pattern
is saved, the display returns to the original screen
automatically.
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
Saving Embroidery Patterns in
the Computer
b
Press
when the pattern you want to
save is in the sewing screen.
Using the included USB cable, the machine can
be connected to your computer, and the
embroidery patterns can be temporarily retrieved
from and saved in your computer.
Note
• Do not turn the main power to OFF while the
“Saving” screen is displayed. You will lose
the pattern you are saving.
a
*
Plug the USB cable connector into the
corresponding USB port connectors for the
computer and for the machine.
The USB cable can be plugged into the USB port
connectors on the computer and embroidery
machine whether or not they are turned on.
a
b
c
*
Press
.
Press
to return to the original screen
without saving.
a USB port connector for computer
b USB cable connector
→ The “Removable Disk” icon will appear in “My
Computer” on the computer.
Note
• The connectors on the USB cable can only
be inserted into a connector in one direction.
If it is difficult to insert the connector, do not
insert it with force. Check the orientation of
the connector.
• For details on the position of the USB port
on the computer (or USB hub), refer to the
instruction manual for the corresponding
equipment.
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→ The pattern will be temporarily saved to
“Removable Disk” under “My Computer”.
d
Select the pattern’s .phc file in “Removable
Disk” and copy the file to the computer.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
Retrieving Patterns from the
Machine’s Memory
a
Press
c
Press
.
.
→ The sewing screen is displayed.
Recalling from USB Media
→ The machine displays the patterns currently in the
memory.
*
Press
to return to the original screen.
a
Insert the USB media into the USB port
connector on the machine (see page 189).
b
Press
5
Embroidery
Press the key of the pattern you want to
b
retrieve.
You can recall a specific embroidery pattern from
either direct USB media or a folder in the USB
media. If the pattern is in a folder, check each
folder to find the embroidery pattern.
.
→ Embroidery patterns and a folder in a top folder are
displayed.
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
c
Press
when there is a subfolder to
sort two or more stitch patterns to USB
media, the embroidery pattern in the
subfolder is displayed.
*
Press
e
Press
.
to return to the original screen
without recalling.
c
a
→ The sewing screen is displayed.
b
Recalling from the Computer
a
Plug the USB cable connector into the
corresponding USB port connectors for the
computer and for the machine (see page
190).
b
On the computer, open “My Computer”
then go to “Removable Disk”.
a Folder name
b Embroidery patterns in a folder
c Path
→ The path to shows the current folder at the top of the
list.
Embroidery patterns and subfolders within a folder
are displayed.
*
d
*
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Press
to return to the previous folder.
Press the key of the pattern you want to
retrieve.
Press
to return to the original screen.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
c
Move/copy the pattern data to “Removable
Disk”.
e
*
Press the key of the pattern you want to
recall.
Press
to return to the original screen.
→ Pattern data in “Removable Disk” is written to the
machine.
Note
• While data is being written, do not disconnect the USB cable.
• Do not create folders within “Removable
Disk”. Since folders are not displayed, stitch
pattern data within folders cannot be
recalled.
d
Press
f
Press
.
.
5
Embroidery
→ The sewing screen is displayed.
→ The patterns in the computer are displayed on the
selection screen.
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EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS
EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS
Using a Frame Pattern to Make
an Appliqué (1)
c
Apply a thin layer of fabric glue or a
temporary spray adhesive to the rear of the
appliqué created in step a. Attach the
appliqué to the base fabric matching the
shapes.
d
Select the satin stitch frame pattern of the
same shape as the appliqué. Embroider over
the appliqué and base fabric from step c to
create the appliqué.
You can use framed patterns of the same size and
shape to create an appliqué. Embroider one
pattern with a straight stitch and one pattern with a
satin stitch.
a
Select a straight stitch frame pattern.
Embroider the pattern onto the appliqué
material, then cut neatly around the outside
of the shape.
Note
b
Embroider the same pattern from step a
onto the base fabric.
• If you change the size or position of the patterns when selecting them, make a note of
the size and location.
a
a Appliqué material
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Using a Frame Pattern to Make
an Appliqué (2)
d
Remove the embroidery frame from the
embroidery unit, and cut around the
outside of the stitches.
This is a second method to make appliqué using
embroidery patterns. You do not have to change
the fabric in the embroidery frame using this
method. Embroider one pattern with a straight
stitch and one pattern with a satin stitch.
a
Select a straight stitch frame pattern, and
embroider the pattern onto the base fabric.
Note
• Do not remove the fabric from the embroidery frame to cut it. Also, do not pull strongly
on the fabric. Otherwise, the fabric may
loosen in the frame.
e
Select the satin stitch frame pattern of the
same shape as the appliqué.
5
Place the appliqué fabric over the pattern
embroidered in step a.
*
Be sure that the appliqué fabric completely covers
the seam.
Embroidery
b
Note
• Do not change the size or position of the
pattern.
f
c
Embroider the same pattern on the appliqué
fabric.
Reattach the embroidery frame to the
embroidery unit, and embroider the satin
stitch pattern to create an appliqué.
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Chapter
6
Embroidery Edit
EXPLANATION OF FUNCTIONS.......................................................198
SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT .......................................................199
Selecting Embroidery Patterns/Heirloom Patterns/Border Patterns/Cross stitch
Patterns/Floral Alphabet Patterns/Frame Patterns.................................................200
Selecting Alphabet Character Patterns ..................................................................200
EDITING PATTERNS..........................................................................203
■ Key Functions ................................................................................................................204
Moving the Pattern................................................................................................205
Rotating the Pattern ..............................................................................................205
Changing the Size of the Pattern ...........................................................................206
Deleting the Pattern ..............................................................................................207
Changing the Configuration of Alphabet Character Patterns.................................207
Changing Alphabet Character Spacing ..................................................................207
Reducing Character Spacing .................................................................................208
Changing the Color of Each Alphabet Character in a Pattern................................209
Changing the Thread Color ...................................................................................209
Creating a Custom Thread Table ...........................................................................210
■ Adding a Color to the Custom Thread Table from the List ............................................211
Choosing a Color from the Custom Thread Table .................................................212
Designing Repeated Patterns.................................................................................213
■ Sewing Repeated Patterns .............................................................................................213
■ Repeating One Element of a Repeated Pattern ..............................................................215
■ Assigning Thread Marks.................................................................................................216
After Editing ..........................................................................................................217
■ Color Sorting Repeated Patterns....................................................................................218
COMBINING PATTERNS...................................................................219
Editing Combined Patterns ....................................................................................219
■ Selecting combined embroidery patterns ......................................................................221
Sewing Combined Patterns....................................................................................222
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION ...................................................223
EXPLANATION OF FUNCTIONS
EXPLANATION OF FUNCTIONS
With the Embroidery Edit functions, you can combine embroidery patterns and character patterns,
change the size of patterns, rotate patterns, and perform many other editing functions. This machine can
perform the 9 functions listed below.
■ Combine Patterns
You can easily create combinations of embroidery patterns, frame patterns, character patterns, patterns from the machine’s
memory, patterns from separately sold embroidery cards, and many other patterns.
■ Move Patterns
Within the 30 cm × 18 cm (approx. 12 inches × 7 inches) wide embroidery area, you can change the position of patterns, and
check the position on the LCD.
■ Rotate Patterns
You can rotate patterns one degree, ten degrees or ninety degrees at a time.
■ Enlarge or Reduce Patterns
You can make patterns larger or smaller.
• This function is not available for some patterns.
■ Create Mirror Images
You can create horizontal mirror images.
• This function is not available for some patterns.
■ Change Alphabet Character Spacing
You can increase or decrease the spacing between characters in combined patterns.
■ Change Alphabet Character Appearance/Layout
You can change the layout of the characters to a curved line, diagonal, etc. There are 6 choices total.
■ Change the Thread Colors of Patterns
You can change the thread colors of the pattern to your favorite colors.
■ Creating a Repeating Pattern
You can add copies of a pattern to create a pattern that repeats in a vertical or horizontal direction.
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SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT
SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT
Prepare the machine for embroidery according to the instructions on page 144, and press
display the screen below.
b
a
c
d
f
e
to
g
h
i
j
Embroidery patterns
Heirloom patterns
Border patterns
Cross stitch patterns
Floral alphabet patterns
Alphabet character patterns
Frame patterns
Patterns from an embroidery card (sold separately)
Patterns saved in the machine’s memory (see page 191)
Patterns saved in USB media (see page 191)
Patterns saved on the computer (see page 192)
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a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
k
Memo
See page 150 for more information on each category’s selection screen.
Note
You can also sew Utility Stitches or Character/Decorative Stitches with the embroidery unit attached by
pressing
or
(a confirmation message for moving the carriage will appear). Raise the
feed dogs, and then attach the appropriate presser foot before sewing.
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SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT
Selecting Embroidery Patterns/
Heirloom Patterns/Border
Patterns/Cross stitch Patterns/
Floral Alphabet Patterns/Frame
Patterns
a
Select the category of the pattern.
b
Press the key of the pattern you want to
edit.
d
Proceed to see “EDITING PATTERNS” on
page 203 to edit the pattern.
*
See pages 151 and 153 for more information on
selecting patterns.
→ The pattern is displayed in the top part of the screen.
c
Press
.
Selecting Alphabet Character
Patterns
When you select character patterns from the
embroidery edit screen, you can edit the
appearance of the pattern at the same time.
a
→ The pattern selected for editing is outlined in red on
the embroidery edit display.
200
Press
.
SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT
b
*
Select the font, then enter the characters.
(Example: A B C D)
d
Select the layout. (Example:
)
When selecting an arc, use
and
to change the degree of the arc.
See page 152 for more information about selecting
characters.
*
Press
to make the arc flatter.
*
Press
to make the arc rounder.
Memo
When selecting
,
and
change to
and
. You can
increase or decrease the incline.
c
Press
to change the layout of the
pattern.
*
If the characters are too small to see, press
to
view a display of all entered characters.
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SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT
e
Press
to return to the original
screen.
f
After you finish your selections, press
.
→ The embroidery edit screen will appear.
g
202
Proceed to see “EDITING PATTERNS” on
page 203 to edit the pattern.
EDITING PATTERNS
EDITING PATTERNS
a
b
c
a
b
c
d
e
d
e
a
b
c
d
e
Shows the size of the entire combined pattern.
Shows the size of the pattern currently selected.
Shows the distance from the center of the frame.
Shows the number of colors in the pattern currently selected.
Shows the degree of rotation for the pattern.
Memo
If a key display is light gray, you cannot use that function with the selected pattern.
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EDITING PATTERNS
■ Key Functions
c
d
a
e
f
g
h
i
b
j
l
k
No.
a
204
Display
m
Explanation
Page
Arrow keys
Key Name
Press these keys to move the pattern in the direction indicated by the arrow on
205
(
the key. (Press
Center key)
to return the pattern to its original position.)
b
Border key
Press this key to make a repeating pattern.
213
c
Rotate key
Press this key to rotate the pattern. You can rotate a pattern one degree, ten
degrees or ninety degrees at a time.
205
d
Size key
Press this key to change the size of the pattern. Patterns can be enlarged or
reduced.
206
e
Density key
Press this key to change the density of frame patterns or character patterns.
183
f
Horizontal mirror
image key
Press this key to make a horizontal mirror image of the selected pattern.
183
g
Character spacing key Press this key to change the spacing of character patterns.
207
h
Array key
Press this key to change the configuration of a character pattern.
207
i
Multi color key
Press this key to change the color of individual characters in a pattern.
209
j
Thread palette key
Press this key to change the colors of the displayed pattern.
209
k
Pattern select key
When a combined pattern is selected, use these keys to select a part of the
pattern to edit.
—
l
Delete key
Press this key to delete the selected pattern (the pattern outlined by the red
box).
207
m
Edit end key
Press this key to continue to the next step.
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EDITING PATTERNS
Moving the Pattern
b
*
Press
Press
to return the pattern to the center.
Press
to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the
left.
to move the pattern in the direction
shown on the key.
Select the angle by which the pattern is
rotated.
*
Press
to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the
right.
*
Press
to rotate the pattern 10 degrees to the
left.
*
Press
to rotate the pattern 10 degrees to the
right.
*
Press
to rotate the pattern 1 degree to the
left.
*
Press
to rotate the pattern 1 degree to the
right.
*
a
Press
to return the pattern to its original
position.
a Distance from the center
Rotating the Pattern
a
Press
a
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EDITING PATTERNS
c
Press
to return to the original
screen.
b
Select the direction in which to change the
size.
*
Press
to enlarge the pattern proportionately.
*
Press
to shrink the pattern proportionately.
*
Press
to stretch the pattern horizontally.
*
Press
to compact the pattern horizontally.
*
Press
to stretch the pattern vertically.
*
Press
to compact the pattern vertically.
*
Press
to return the pattern to its original
appearance.
Changing the Size of the Pattern
a
Press
a
.
a Shows the size of the pattern being edited.
c
Press
screen.
206
to return to the original
EDITING PATTERNS
Deleting the Pattern
b
*
Press
to delete the pattern from the screen.
Press the key of the layout you want to
embroider.
See page 201 for more information about layout
types.
→ The display will show the selected layout.
Changing the Configuration of
Alphabet Character Patterns
a
Press
.
c
Press
.
Changing Alphabet Character
Spacing
a
Press
.
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EDITING PATTERNS
b
Use
or
to change the spacing.
*
Press
to widen the character spacing.
*
Press
to tighten the character spacing.
*
Press
to return the pattern to its original
appearance.
c
Press
screen.
208
Reducing Character Spacing
The spacing between characters can be reduced to
50% of the narrowest character in the group.
Note
• It is not recommended to edit data and
transfer to other or older version machines.
Same features do not apply in other
machines, so problems may occur.
• Character spacing can be reduced only
when characters are arranged normally on a
straight line.
to return to the original
EDITING PATTERNS
Changing the Color of Each
Alphabet Character in a Pattern
a
Press
so you can assign a thread
color to each character.
b
*
You can change the thread color by moving the
color to be changed to the top of the sewing order
and selecting a new color from the thread colors in
the machine.
a
Change the thread to sew each character in
a different color.
Press
Changing the Thread Color
to change the colors in the sewing
order.
Press
.
→ The thread color palette screen displays.
b
Press
or
to put the color you want
to change at the top of the sewing order.
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a
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a Color for each character
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EDITING PATTERNS
c
Press
to choose a new
Creating a Custom Thread Table
color from the color palette.
*
To return to the original color, press
. If
*
multiple colors have been changed, this command
will return all colors to their original colors.
You can select colors from the color palette by
directly touching the color selection with the touch
pen.
You can create a custom thread table containing
the thread colors that you most often use. You can
select thread colors from the machine’s extensive
list of thread colors from nine different thread
brands. You can select any color and move the
color to your custom thread table.
Note
• Some machines may already have an additional 300 Robison-Anton thread colors contained in the custom thread table.
• You have the option to completely clear, or
to restore the Custom Thread Table to the
original factory setting. Visit the website for
Custom Thread Table Clear/Restore Program and instructions.
a
Press
, and then press
Press
.
to display P. 5.
a
b
Use
to select where to
add a color on the custom thread table.
*
a Color palette
→ The selected color appears at the top of the sewing
order.
d
Press
*
You can also touch the palette directly with the
touch pen.
You can scroll through 100 colors at a time using
and
on the custom thread table.
.
a
a
a Custom thread table
a Color palette/Custom thread table change key
→ The display shows the changed colors.
Memo
To select a color from the Custom Thread
Table, see “Choosing a Color from the Custom Thread Table” on page 212.
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EDITING PATTERNS
c
Use
to select one of the thread
brands in the machine.
d
*
Repeat the previous steps until all desired
thread colors are specified.
To delete a specified color from the palette, press
.
Use
to enter a color’s 4-digit number.
*
f
If you make a mistake, press
g
Press
to return to the original
screen.
to erase the
entered number, and then enter the correct number.
a
a Thread brand
e
Press
.
■ Adding a Color to the Custom
Thread Table from the List
Repeat the previous steps a through c.
b
Press
c
Use
to display the thread list.
to select a thread color.
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a
b
a
a Thread brand
b Entered number
b
a
→ The selected thread color is set in the custom thread
table.
Note
• If
is not pressed, the thread color number will not be changed.
a Thread list
b Thread brand
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d
Press
e
Repeat the previous steps until all desired
thread colors are specified.
*
b
.
Press
or
to put the color you want
to change at the top of the sewing order.
To delete a specified color from the palette, press
.
f
Press
screen.
to return to the original
Choosing a Color from the
Custom Thread Table
You can select a color from the up to 300 thread
colors you have set in the custom thread table.
a
Press
.
c
Press
.
a
b
→ The thread color palette screen displays.
a Color palette/Custom thread change key
b Color palette
→ The custom thread table will appear.
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EDITING PATTERNS
d
Press
to choose a new
color from the custom thread table.
*
Use
and
to scroll through the custom
thread table.
*
Press
to return to the original color.
*
You can select colors from the custom thread table
by directly touching the screen with the touch pen.
Designing Repeated Patterns
■ Sewing Repeated Patterns
Using the border function, you can create stitches
using repeated patterns. You can also adjust the
spacing of the patterns within a repeated pattern
stitch.
a
Select a pattern, and then press
b
Press
.
.
a
b
a Custom thread
b Custom thread table
→ The display shows the changed colors.
e
Press
.
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EDITING PATTERNS
c
Select the direction in which the pattern
will be repeated.
a
e
Adjust the spacing of the repeated pattern.
*
To widen spacing, press
.
*
To tighten spacing, press
.
b
d
c
a
b
c
d
Vertical direction
Horizontal direction
Repeating and deleting keys
Spacing keys
Memo
You can only adjust the spacing of patterns
enclosed in the red frame.
→ The pattern direction indicator will change
depending on the direction selected.
d
Use
to repeat the pattern on top and
to repeat the pattern at the bottom.
*
To delete the top pattern, press
*
To delete the bottom pattern, press
.
f
Complete repeated patterns by repeating
steps c through e.
g
Press
to finish repeating.
Memo
.
• When there are two or more patterns, all
patterns will be grouped together as one
pattern in the red frame.
• When changing the direction in which the
pattern will be repeated, all of the patterns in
the red frame will automatically be grouped
as one repeating unit. Press
to
change a repeated pattern back to one single pattern. See the following section on
how to repeat one element of a repeated
pattern.
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EDITING PATTERNS
■ Repeating One Element of a
Repeated Pattern
c
Press
.
By using the Cut function, you can select one
element of a repeated pattern and repeat only that
single element. This function allows you to design
complex repeated patterns.
a
Choose the direction in which the repeated
pattern will be cut.
*
Press
to cut horizontally.
*
Press
to cut vertically.
→ The repeated pattern will be divided into separate
elements.
d
Use
and
to select the element to
repeat.
→ The pattern direction indicator will change
depending on the direction selected.
and
6
to select the cut line.
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b
Use
→ The cut line will move.
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EDITING PATTERNS
e
Repeat the selected element.
f
Press
to finish repeating.
■ Assigning Thread Marks
By sewing thread marks, you can easily align
patterns when sewing a series. When sewing is
finished on a pattern, a thread mark in the shape of
an arrow will be sewn using the final thread. When
sewing a series of patterns, use the point of this
arrow for positioning the following designs to be
sewn.
Memo
• When repeatedly sewing individual patterns,
thread marks can be sewn around the
perimeter of the pattern only.
Note
• Once you have cut a repeated pattern into
separate elements, you cannot return to the
original repeated pattern.
• Each element can be edited separately in
the edit screen. See “Selecting combined
embroidery patterns” on page 221.
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a
Press
b
Press
.
EDITING PATTERNS
c
Press
to select the thread mark to
be sewn.
After Editing
a
Press
b
If you want to sew the pattern immediately,
.
Memo
• When there are two or more elements, use
and
or
and
to select a
pattern that you want to assign a thread
mark(s) to.
d
Press
press
to call up the sewing screen.
.
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*
Press
*
To combine the pattern with other patterns, select
the next pattern from this screen (see page 219).
See page 165 for more information about sewing
patterns.
*
to return to the embroidery edit screen.
Memo
If you return to the edit screen after pressing
, press
, then
.
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EDITING PATTERNS
■ Color Sorting Repeated Patterns
Press
to automatically change the sewing
order of colors in combined border embroidery
patterns so that the same color can be continuously
sewn. This allows you to continue sewing without
repeatedly changing the upper thread or changing
the sewing order manually.
Memo
• In combined stitch patterns that contain two
or more border patterns or other patterns
combined with border patterns, the sewing
order of only the border patterns is changed.
• When a group of two or more patterns using
border patterns is repeated, the sewing
order is changed so that the same color can
be sewn continuously in each pattern.
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COMBINING PATTERNS
Editing Combined Patterns
b
Use
c
Press
to view P.4, then select
.
Example: Combining alphabet characters
with an embroidery pattern and
editing
a
Press
to select an embroidery
pattern.
.
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COMBINING PATTERNS
d
Press
f
.
*
Select
and enter “Sewing”.
After selecting
, press
to change the
character size to M, then enter the remaining
characters.
e
Press
characters.
to enter the alphabet
→ The characters you enter will be displayed in the
center of the display.
g
Press
.
h
Use
to move the characters.
*
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With a USB mouse, your finger or the touch pen,
drag the characters to move them.
COMBINING PATTERNS
i
Press
to change the layout of the
characters. Press
*
j
.
If multiple patterns have been combined, use
See page 207 for more information about changing
the layout.
Press
to change the color of the
characters.
*
■ Selecting combined embroidery
patterns
See page 209 for more information about changing
the color.
to select the pattern to be edited. If a
USB mouse is connected, the pattern can be
selected by clicking it. Move the mouse to position
the pointer over the desired pattern, and then click
the left mouse button. In addition, patterns can be
selected by directly touching the screen with your
finger or touch pen.
Memo
• Use
to select patterns that are
overlapping and cannot be selected by clicking them or by touching the screen.
k
When all editing is finished, press
.
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COMBINING PATTERNS
Sewing Combined Patterns
Combined patterns will be embroidered in the
order they were entered. In this example, the
embroidery order will be as follows:
→
Note
Follow the directions in “Sewing Embroidery
Patterns” on page 166.
a
Embroider
by following the
color order on the right side of the display.
→ When the border is finished, the [+] cursor will
move to the “Sewing” part of the pattern.
b
Embroider
.
→ When “Sewing” is embroidered, the display returns
to the sewing screen.
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
In the same way as embroidery patterns in Chapter 5, you can save and retrieve edited embroidery
patterns to and from the machine’s memory, a personal computer, or USB media. Refer to the relevant
sections in Chapter 5 on saving and retrieving embroidery patterns and follow the same procedures in
order to save and retrieve edited embroidery patterns.
See page 185 for more information about the MEMORY FUNCTION.
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
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Chapter
7
MY CUSTOM
STITCH
DESIGNING A STITCH......................................................................226
ENTERING STITCH DATA .................................................................228
■ Key Functions ................................................................................................................228
■ Moving a Point ..............................................................................................................230
■ Moving Part or All of the Design ...................................................................................231
■ Inserting New Points .....................................................................................................232
USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES ...............................................233
Storing Custom Stitches in Your List .....................................................................233
■ If the Memory is Full .....................................................................................................233
Retrieving Stored Stitches .....................................................................................234
DESIGNING A STITCH
DESIGNING A STITCH
By using the MY CUSTOM STITCH™ function, you
can register stitches you have created yourself.
You can also sew designs combining MY
CUSTOM STITCH™ creations with built-in
characters (see page 128).
b
*
Decide the spacing of the stitch.
By adjusting the spacing of a stitch, you can create
various patterns with one stitch.
Memo
• Stitches that you create with MY CUSTOM
STITCH™ can be a maximum of 7 mm
(approx. 9/32 inch) wide and 37 mm
(approx. 1-1/3 inches) long.
• Stitches can be designed more easily with
MY CUSTOM STITCH™ if you first draw the
stitch on the included grid sheet.
a
Draw the stitch design on the grid sheet
(part code SA507, X81277-001).
c
Place points where the pattern intersects
with the grid, and connect all the points
with a line.
d
Determine the x and y coordinates of each
of the marked points.
Memo
Simplify the design so that it can be sewn as a
continuous line. For a more attractive stitch,
close the design by intersecting lines.
If the design is to be repeated and linked, the
start point and end point of the design should
be at the same height.
Memo
This will determine the stitch design that will
be sewn.
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Examples of Custom Stitches
Stitch
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Stitch
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ENTERING STITCH DATA
ENTERING STITCH DATA
■ Key Functions
c
a
b
e
d
g
h
o
n
f
i
j
k
l
m
p
a This area displays the stitch being created.
b Displays the number of the present set point over the total number of points in the stitch.
c Displays the y-coordinate of
No.
.
Explanation
Page
d
Enlarger key
Press this key to see an enlarged version of the stitch being created.
229
e
Grid direction key
Press this key to change the direction of the grid sheet.
229
f
Image key
Press this key to view an image of the stitch.
230
Arrow keys
Use these keys to move
h
Set key
Press this key to set a point on the stitch design.
i
Single/triple stitching key Press this key to select whether one or three stitches will be sewn
between two points.
229
j
Point delete key
Press this key to delete a selected point.
230
k
Block move key
Press this key to group points together and move them together.
231
l
Insert key
Press this key to insert new points on the stitch design.
232
Point-to-point key
Use these keys to move
g
m
Display
over the x-coordinate of
Key Name
over the display area.
from point to point on the stitch, or to
229-232
229-231
230-232
the first or last point entered on the stitch.
228
n
Return key
Press this key to exit the entering stitch data screen.
o
Test key
Press this key to sew a test-run of the stitch.
p
MY CUSTOM STITCH™ Press this button to store the stitch being created.
memory key
—
230, 233
233
ENTERING STITCH DATA
d
a
Press
b
Press
.
c
Use
to move
.
Press
to add the point indicated by
.
*
To insert coordinates with the touch pen, move the
tip of the pen to a desired point. Once you release
the pen from the screen a point will be entered into
the graph at those coordinates. The number of the
currently selected point along with the total number
of points will be displayed.
to the coordinates
of the first point on the grid sheet.
*
Press
to change the direction of the grid sheet.
*
Press
to enlarge the image of the stitch being
e
*
created.
Select whether one stitch or three stitches
will be sewn between the first two points.
To sew three stitches, press the key so that it appears
as
b
a
f
Use
.
to move
point and press
.
to the second
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MY CUSTOM STITCH
a Currently selected point/Total number of points
b Coordinates of
Memo
Whenever
is in the top left corner of the LCD
display, you can use the touch pen to enter data.
229
ENTERING STITCH DATA
g
Repeat the steps above for each point that
you have drawn on the grid sheet until the
stitch design is drawn on the screen as a
continuous line.
*
Press
*
Press
to sew a test-run of the stitch.
Press
to return to the original screen.
Press
to view an image of the stitch.
*
■ Moving a Point
a
Press
or
to move
point that you want to move.
to delete a selected point entered.
*
To move
to the first point, press
.
*
To move
to the last point, press
.
*
You can also move
by using the touch pen.
Memo
• If you have entered points that are too close
together, the fabric may not feed properly.
Edit the stitch data to leave a larger space
between points.
• If the stitch design is to be repeated and
linked, make sure that linking stitches are
added so that the stitch designs will not
overlap.
a
a Linking stitches
230
to the
b
Use
to move the point.
ENTERING STITCH DATA
■ Moving Part or All of the Design
a
Press
or
to move
c
Press
or
d
Press
.
to move the section.
to the first
point of the section that you want to move.
*
To move
to the first point, press
.
*
To move
to the last point, press
.
*
You can also move
b
Press
by using the touch pen.
.
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→ The section will be moved.
→ The selected point and all points that were entered
after it are selected.
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ENTERING STITCH DATA
■ Inserting New Points
a
Press
or
to move
to a place
on the design where you want to add a new
point.
*
To move
to the first point, press
.
*
To move
to the last point, press
.
*
You can also move
b
Press
by using the touch pen.
.
→ A new point is entered and
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moves to it.
c
Use
to move the point.
USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES
USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES
Storing Custom Stitches in Your
List
Stitch patterns created using the MY CUSTOM
STITCH™ function can be stored for later use.
Once you finish entering the stitch data, press
. The “Saving” message appears and the
stitch will be stored.
Before storing a stitch, press
run of the stitch.
■ If the Memory is Full
If the following message appears after
is
pressed, the stitch pattern cannot be stored because
either the machine’s memory is full or the stitch
pattern being stored is larger than the amount of
space available in the memory. To be able to store
the stitch pattern in the machine’s memory, a
previously stored stitch pattern must be deleted.
to sew a test-
Note
To save custom stitches to USB media or in
the computer, follow the previously described
procedure to store the custom stitch, and then
press
to select the stitch (see the fol-
lowing “Retrieving Stored Stitches” section).
• Storing a stitch pattern takes a few seconds.
• For details on retrieving a stored stitch pattern, see page 234.
Press
to save the stitch to USB media
or in the computer. (For details, see “Saving
Stitch Patterns to USB Media (Commercially
Available)” on page 138 or “Saving Stitch Patterns in the Computer” on page 139.)
Note
• Do not turn off the machine while the “Saving” message is displayed, otherwise the
stitch pattern data being saved may be lost.
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Memo
233
USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES
Retrieving Stored Stitches
a
Press
.
→ A list of stored stitch patterns is displayed.
b
*
Select the stitch pattern.
Press
to return to the previous screen
without retrieving.
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c
Press
.
*
To delete the stored stitch pattern, press
*
To edit the stored stitch pattern, press
.
.
Chapter
8
Appendix
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ..............................................................236
About the Maintenance Message...........................................................................236
Cleaning the LCD Screen ......................................................................................236
Cleaning the Machine Casing ................................................................................236
Cleaning the Race .................................................................................................236
Adjusting the Alternate Bobbin Case (with no marking)........................................237
ADJUSTING THE SCREEN .................................................................238
Screen Visibility is Low .........................................................................................238
Touch Panel is Malfunctioning ..............................................................................238
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................................................240
ERROR MESSAGES.............................................................................243
■ Alarm Sounds ................................................................................................................248
SPECIFICATIONS...............................................................................249
UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE .................................250
Upgrade Procedure Using USB Media ..................................................................250
Upgrade Procedure Using Computer ....................................................................251
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CAUTION
• Be sure to unplug the machine before cleaning it. Otherwise, electric shock or injury may result.
About the Maintenance Message
a
Press the “Needle Position” button to raise
the needle.
b
Turn the main power to OFF.
c
Remove the needle and the presser foot
holder (see pages 38 through 39).
d
Remove the flat bed attachment or the
embroidery unit if either is attached.
e
Grasp both sides of the needle plate cover,
and then slide it toward you.
Once this message appears, it is recommended to
take your machine to an authorized retailer for a
regular maintenance check. Although this message
will disappear and the machine will continue to
function once you press
, the message will
display several more times until the appropriate
maintenance is performed.
Please take the time to arrange the maintenance
your machine requires once this message appears.
Such steps will help to ensure you receive
continued, uninterrupted hours of machine
operation for the future.
a
a Needle plate cover
→ The needle plate cover is removed.
f
Grasp the bobbin case, and then pull it out.
Cleaning the LCD Screen
If the screen is dirty, gently wipe it with a soft, dry
cloth. Do not use organic solvents or detergents.
a
a Bobbin case
Cleaning the Machine Casing
If the surface of the machine is dirty, lightly soak a
cloth in a neutral detergent, squeeze it out firmly,
and then wipe the surface. Then wipe again with a
dry cloth.
g
*
Use the cleaning brush or a vacuum cleaner
to remove any lint and dust from the race
and its surrounding area.
Do not apply oil to the bobbin case.
Cleaning the Race
If dust or bits of dirt collect in the race or bobbin
case, the machine will not run well, and the
bobbin thread detection function may not operate.
Keep the machine clean for best results.
236
a
b
a Cleaning brush
b Race
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
h
Insert the bobbin case so that the S mark
on the bobbin case aligns with the z mark
on the machine.
The alternate bobbin case (with no marking) can
be easily adjusted when bobbin tension changes
are required to accommodate different bobbin
threads. To adjust the bobbin tension for
embroidery function, using the alternate bobbin
case (with no marking), turn the slotted-head (-)
screw with a (small) screwdriver.
a
b
a
Adjusting the Alternate Bobbin
Case (with no marking)
a Do not turn a phillips screw (+).
b Adjust with a screwdriver (small).
b
1
2
■ Correct tension
See page 174 about the correct tension.
*
Align the S and z marks.
■ Bobbin thread is loose
Bobbin thread appears slightly on the right side of
fabric. If this occurs, turn the slotted-head screw (-)
clockwise, being careful not to over-tighten the
screw, approximately 30-45 degrees to increase
bobbin tension.
a S mark
b z mark
c Bobbin case
Note
• Never use a bobbin case that is scratched;
otherwise, the upper thread may become
tangled, the needle may break, or sewing
performance may suffer. For a new bobbin
case (part code: XC3153-351 (green screw),
XC8167-551 (no marking)), contact your
nearest authorized service center.
• Be sure that the bobbin case is correctly
installed. Otherwise, the needle may break.
i
Insert the tabs on the needle plate cover
into the needle plate, and then slide the
cover back on.
• If the needle plate has been removed it is
especially important to reinstall the needle
plate and tighten the screws prior to
installing the bobbin case.
1
2
■ Bobbin thread is tight
Upper thread on the right side of fabric seems to be
lifting/looping and bobbin thread is not seen on the
wrong side of fabric. If this occurs, turn the slottedhead screw (-) counterclockwise, being careful not
to over-tighten the screw, approximately 30-45
degrees to decrease bobbin tension.
a Right side
b Wrong side
1
2
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CAUTION
• When adjusting the alternate bobbin case, be
sure to remove the bobbin from the alternate
bobbin case.
• DO NOT adjust the position of the Phillips (+)
screw on the alternate bobbin case as this may
result in damage to the bobbin case, rendering
it unusable.
• If the slotted-head screw (-) is difficult to turn,
do not use force. Turning the screw too much
or providing force in either (rotational)
direction may cause damage to the bobbin
case. Should damage occur, the bobbin case
may not maintain proper tension.
Appendix
Note
a Right side
b Wrong side
237
ADJUSTING THE SCREEN
ADJUSTING THE SCREEN
Screen Visibility is Low
If the screen is difficult to see when you turn on
the power, follow the steps below.
a
Press your finger anywhere on the screen.
Holding your finger on the screen, turn the
main power switch to OFF and back to ON.
Touch Panel is Malfunctioning
If the screen does not respond correctly when you
touch a key (the machine does not perform the
operation or performs a different operation), follow
the steps below to make the proper adjustments.
a
Press your finger anywhere on the screen.
Holding your finger on the screen, turn the
main power switch to OFF and back to ON.
→ BRIGHTNESS OF LCD is displayed.
b
Use the
,
keys to adjust the screen
until you can see it easily.
→ BRIGHTNESS OF LCD is displayed.
b
Press the “Automatic Threading” button.
→ The touch panel adjustment screen is displayed.
c
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Turn the main power to OFF and back to
ON.
ADJUSTING THE SCREEN
c
*
Using the included touch pen, lightly touch
the center of each +, in order from 1 to 5.
If the buzzer sounds one time after you press
number 5, the operation is finished. If the buzzer
sounds twice, there was an error. In this case, repeat
the steps above.
Note
• Only use the included touch pen to touch the
screen. Do not use a mechanical pencil, pin,
or other sharp object. Do not press strongly
on the screen. Otherwise, damage may
result.
+1
+4
+5
+2
d
+3
Turn the main power to OFF, then turn it
back to ON.
Note
• If you finish the screen adjustment and the
screen still does not respond, or if you cannot do the adjustment, contact your authorized dealer.
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Appendix
239
TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
If you have a minor problem with your sewing machine, check the following solutions. If the solutions
suggested do not correct the problem, contact your authorized dealer. You can also press
for advice about minor sewing problems during sewing. Press
the original screen.
Problem
Upper thread breaks
Bobbin thread breaks
Skipped stitches
Cause
at any time to return to
Solution
Machine is not threaded correctly (used the
Rethread the machine correctly.
wrong spool cap, spool cap is loose, the thread
did not catch the needle bar threader, etc.)
High-pitched sound
while sewing
Cannot thread the
needle
240
Page
29
Thread is knotted or tangled.
Rethread upper and lower thread.
Thread is too thick for the needle.
Check needle and thread combinations.
Upper thread tension is too strong.
Adjust the thread tension.
Thread is twisted.
Use scissors, etc., to cut the twisted thread
and remove it from the race, etc.
—
Needle is turned, bent or the point is dull.
Replace the needle.
39
26, 29
Needle is installed incorrectly.
Reinstall the needle correctly.
39
41
50, 174
There are scratches near the hole of the needle Replace the needle plate, or consult your
plate.
authorized dealer.
65
There are scratches near the hole in the presser Replace the presser foot, or consult your
foot.
authorized dealer.
37
There are scratches on the race.
Replace the race, or consult your authorized
dealer.
236
Bobbin is set incorrectly.
Reset the bobbin thread correctly.
26
There are scratches on the bobbin or it doesn’t
rotate properly.
Replace the bobbin.
26
Thread is twisted.
Use scissors, etc. to cut the twisted thread
and remove it from the race, etc.
—
Machine is threaded incorrectly.
Check the steps for threading the machine
and rethread it correctly.
29
Using improper needle or thread for the
selected fabric.
Check the “Fabric/Thread/Needle
Combination” chart.
41
Needle is turned, bent or the point is dull.
Replace the needle.
39
Needle is installed incorrectly.
Reinstall the needle correctly.
39
Needle is defective.
Replace the needle.
Dust or lint has collected under the needle plate. Remove the dust or lint with the brush.
Fabric puckers
then
39
236
There is a mistake in the upper or bobbin
threading.
Check the steps for threading the machine
and rethread it correctly.
26, 29
Spool cap is set incorrectly.
Check the method for attaching the spool cap,
then reattach the spool cap.
29
Using improper needle or thread for the
selected fabric.
Check the “Fabric/Thread/Needle
Combination” chart.
41
Needle is turned, bent or the point is dull.
Replace the needle.
39
Stitches are too long when sewing thin fabrics.
Shorten the stitch length.
49
Thread tension is set incorrectly.
Adjust the thread tension.
50, 174
Wrong presser foot.
Use the correct presser foot.
Dust or lint is caught in the feed dogs.
Remove the dust or lint.
236
Pieces of thread are caught in the race.
Clean the race.
236
Upper threading is incorrect.
Check the steps for threading the machine
and rethread the machine.
29
There are scratches on the race.
Replace the race, or consult your authorized
dealer.
236
Needle is not in the correct position.
Press the “Needle Position” button to raise the
needle.
3
Threading hook does not pass through the eye
of the needle.
Press the “Needle Position” button to raise the
needle.
3
Needle is installed incorrectly.
Reinstall the needle correctly.
39
“STITCH SETTING
CHART”
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
Solution
Page
Cannot lower the
presser foot with the
presser foot lever
Presser foot was raised using the “Presser Foot Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to lower
Lifter” button.
the presser foot.
3
Thread tension is
incorrect
Upper threading is incorrect.
Check the steps for threading the machine
and rethread the machine.
29
Bobbin is set incorrectly.
Reset the bobbin. (If needle plate was
removed. reinstall needle plate and tighten
screws prior to installing bobbin case.)
26
Using improper needle or thread for the
selected fabric.
Check the “Fabric/Thread/Needle
Combination” chart.
41
Character pattern
does not turn out
Embroidery pattern
does not sew out
correctly
Reattach the presser foot holder correctly.
Thread tension is set incorrectly.
Adjust the thread tension.
Wrong presser foot was used.
Attach the correct presser foot.
38
50, 174
“STITCH SETTING
CHART”
Pattern adjustment settings were set incorrectly. Revise the pattern adjustment settings.
121
Did not use a stabilizer material on thin fabrics
or stretch fabrics.
120
Attach a stabilizer material.
Thread tension is set incorrectly.
Adjust the thread tension.
Thread is twisted.
Use scissors, etc., to cut the twisted thread
and remove it from the race, etc.
50, 174
—
Fabric was not inserted into the frame correctly If the fabric is not stretched tight in the frame,
(fabric was loose, etc.).
the pattern may turn out poorly or there may
be shrinkage of the pattern. Set the fabric into
the frame correctly.
159
Stabilizing material was not attached.
Always use stabilizing material, especially
with stretch fabrics, lightweight fabrics, fabrics
with a coarse weave, or fabrics that often
cause pattern shrinkage. See your authorized
dealer for the proper stabilizer.
157
There was an object placed near the machine,
and the carriage or embroidery frame hit the
object during sewing.
If the frame bumps something during sewing,
the pattern will turn out poorly. Do not place
anything in the area where the frame may
bump it during sewing.
165
Fabric outside the frame edges interferes with
the sewing arm, so the embroidery unit cannot
move.
Reinsert the fabric in the embroidery frame so
that the excess fabric is away from the sewing
arm, and rotate the pattern 180 degrees.
159
Fabric is too heavy, so the embroidery unit
cannot move freely.
Place a large thick book or similar object
under the arm head to lightly lift the heavy
side and keep it level.
Fabric is hanging off the table.
If the fabric is hanging off the table during
embroidery, the embroidery unit will not move
freely. Place the fabric so that it does not hang
off the table or hold the fabric to keep it from
dragging.
165
Fabric is snagged or caught on something.
Stop the machine and place the fabric so that
it does not get caught or snagged.
—
Embroidery frame was removed during sewing
(for example, to reset the bobbin). The presser
foot was bumped or moved while removing or
attaching the embroidery frame, or the
embroidery unit was moved.
If the presser foot is bumped or the
embroidery unit is moved during sewing, the
pattern will not turn out. Be careful when
removing or reattaching the embroidery frame
during sewing.
170
The thread tension is incorrectly set.
Adjust the thread tension.
174
—
8
The tension of the upper thread is incorrectly set Use the embroidery needle plate cover.
for the combination of the fabric, thread and
pattern being used.
165
The combination of the bobbin case and bobbin Change the bobbin case or bobbin thread so
thread is incorrect.
that the correct combination is used.
165
Appendix
Loops appear on the
surface of the fabric
when embroidering
Presser foot holder is not attached correctly.
241
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Needle breaks
Fabric does not feed
through the machine
Machine does not
operate
Cause
Solution
Needle is installed incorrectly.
Reinstall the needle correctly.
Needle clamp screw is not tightened.
Tighten the needle clamp screw.
40
Needle is turned or bent.
Replace the needle.
39
Using improper needle or thread for the
selected fabric.
Check the “Fabric/Thread/Needle
Combination” chart.
41
Wrong presser foot was used.
Use the recommended presser foot.
39
“STITCH SETTING
CHART”
Upper thread tension is too strong.
Adjust the thread tension setting.
Fabric is pulled during sewing.
Do not pull the fabric during sewing.
—
Spool cap is set incorrectly.
Check the method for attaching the spool cap,
then reattach the spool cap.
29
There are scratches around the holes in the
needle plate.
Replace the needle plate, or consult your
authorized dealer.
65
There are scratches around the hole(s) in the
presser foot.
Replace the presser foot, or consult your
authorized dealer.
37
There are scratches on the race.
Replace the race, or consult your authorized
dealer.
236
Needle is defective.
Replace the needle.
39
Feed dogs are set in the down position.
Use the feed dog position lever to raise the
feed dogs.
85
Stitches are too close together.
Lengthen the stitch length setting.
49
Wrong presser foot was used.
Use the correct presser foot.
Needle is turned, bent or the point is dull.
Replace the needle.
39
Thread is entangled.
Cut the entangled thread and remove it from
the race.
—
There is no pattern selected.
Select a pattern.
“Start/Stop” button was not pushed.
Press the “Start/Stop” button.
3
Main power switch is not turned on.
Turn the main power to ON.
10
50, 174
“STITCH SETTING
CHART”
59, 116, 149, 199
Presser foot is not lowered.
Lower the presser foot.
3
“Start/Stop” button was pushed with the foot
controller attached.
Remove the foot controller, or use the foot
controller to operate the machine.
45
Speed control lever is set to control the zigzag
stitch width.
Use the foot controller instead of the “Start/
Stop” button to operate the machine.
45
All keys and buttons have been locked by
.
Embroidery unit does
not operate
Page
Press
to unlock all keys and
37, 39
buttons.
There is no pattern selected.
Select a pattern.
Main power switch is not turned on.
Turn the main power to ON.
10
Embroidery unit is not attached correctly.
Reattach the embroidery unit correctly.
146
Embroidery frame was attached before the unit Perform the initialization process correctly.
was initialized.
LCD display is difficult LCD contrast is not properly adjusted.
to see
Adjust the LCD contrast.
Nothing happens,
even if the LCD
display is pressed
Press either of the following keys to unlock the
The screen has been locked.
149, 199
146
19, 238
—
screen.
CAUTION
• This machine is equipped with a thread detection device. If the “Start/Stop” button is pushed before the
upper threading is done, the machine will not operate properly. Also, depending on the pattern selected,
the machine may feed the fabric even if the needle is raised. This is due to the needle bar release
mechanism. At these times, the machine will make a sound different from that made during normal
sewing. This is not the sign of a malfunction.
• If the power is disconnected during sewing:
Turn the main power to OFF and unplug the machine.
If you restart the machine, follow the instructions for operating the machine correctly.
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ERROR MESSAGES
ERROR MESSAGES
If the machine is not properly set and the “Start/Stop” button or the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button
is pressed, or if the operation procedure is incorrect, the machine does not start. An alarm sounds and an
error message is displayed on the LCD. If an error message displays, follow the instructions in the
message.
Below is an explanation of 55 error messages. Refer to these when necessary (if you press
the operation correctly while the error message is displayed, the message disappears).
or do
CAUTION
• Be sure to rethread the machine. If you press the “Start/Stop” button without rethreading the machine,
the thread tension may be wrong or the needle may break and cause injury.
This message is displayed when
the motor locks due to tangled
thread or for other reasons
related to thread delivery.
This message is displayed if the
This message is displayed when
a button, such as the “Start/Stop”
button, is pushed while the
presser foot is raised.
This message is displayed when
there is no stitch or embroidery
pattern selected and the “Start/
Stop” button or the “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button is
pressed.
This message is displayed when
the upper thread is broken or not
threaded correctly, and the
“Start/Stop” button or the
“Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitch”
button is pressed.
This message is displayed when
the “Reverse/Reinforcement
Stitch” button is pushed while the
embroidery unit is attached.
is touched when
an unusable embroidery card is
inserted.
8
the
is touched
This message is displayed when
you try to combine more than 71
patterns.
Appendix
This message is displayed when
without an embroidery card
inserted.
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ERROR MESSAGES
244
This message is displayed when
the patterns you are editing take
up too much memory, or if you
are editing too many patterns for
the memory.
This message is displayed when
the embroidery unit is attached
and the power is turned on with
the needle in the down position.
This message is displayed when
the “Start/Stop” button is pushed
to sew Utility stitches or
Character/Decorative stitches
while the foot controller is
connected. (This message does
not appear when embroidering.)
This message is displayed when
the buttonhole lever is up, a
buttonhole stitch is selected, and
the “Start/ Stop” button or
“Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”
button is pushed.
This message is displayed when
the “Start/ Stop” button is pushed
while the machine is in
embroidery edit mode and a
pattern is being edited.
This message is displayed when
there are too many characters
and the curved character
configuration is impossible.
This message is displayed when
a key on the LCD display is
touched while the needle is in
the down position.
This message is displayed when
the machine is in embroidery
mode and the combined
character pattern is too large for
the embroidery frame. You can
rotate the pattern 90 degrees
and continue combining
characters.
This message is displayed when
the buttonhole lever is down, a
stitch other than a buttonhole is
selected, and the “Start/ Stop”
button or the “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button is
pushed.
This message is displayed when
the machine is in embroidery
mode, and the character pattern
combination is too large to fit in
the embroidery frame.
ERROR MESSAGES
This message is displayed when
the bobbin is being wound, and
the motor locks because the
thread is tangled, etc.
This message is displayed when,
with the machine in embroidery
mode and the small embroidery
frame or medium embroidery
frame attached, the selected
pattern is larger than the
embroidery area of the medium
embroidery frame.
This message is displayed when
the bobbin thread is running out.
This message is displayed when,
with the machine in embroidery
mode and the small embroidery
frame, medium embroidery
frame or large embroidery frame
attached, the selected pattern is
larger than the embroidery area
of the large embroidery frame.
This message is displayed when
the embroidery unit is initializing.
This message is displayed when
the machine is in embroidery
mode and the embroidery unit
tries to initialize while the
embroidery frame is attached.
This message is displayed when
the memory is full and the stitch
or pattern cannot be saved.
This message is displayed when
the machine is ready to sew an
embroidery pattern, and the
“Start/Stop” button is pushed
while the embroidery frame is
not attached.
This message is displayed when
the machine is retrieving a
previously saved pattern while in
embroidery edit mode.
8
Appendix
This message is displayed when
the machine is in embroidery
mode and the small frame is
attached, and the selected
pattern does not fit in the small
frame.
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ERROR MESSAGES
This message is displayed when,
after selecting a pattern,
,
or
,
,
This message is displayed when
the foot controller is pressed
while the embroidery unit is
attached and machine is set up
for embroidering.
is pressed and the
pattern is about to be deleted.
246
This message is displayed when
the speed control lever is set to
control the zigzag stitch width,
and the “Start/ Stop” button is
pushed. Use the foot controller
to operate the machine.
This message is displayed when
there is a possibility that the data
for the selected pattern is
corrupted.
This message is displayed when
the machine is in embroidery edit
mode, and you try to use an
editing function when the pattern
is not completely within the red
outline.
This message is displayed when
This message is displayed when
you try to save a copyright
protected pattern to USB media/
Computer. According to
copyright laws, patterns that are
illegal to reproduce or edit
cannot be saved to USB media
or computer. If this message
displays, save the pattern in the
machine’s memory.
This message is displayed when
the feed dogs are raised while
the Embroidery or Embroidery
Edit screen is displayed.
This message is displayed when
the machine is in twin needle
mode and a pattern that cannot
be sewn with the twin needle is
selected.
This message is displayed when
is pressed when
changing thread colors.
either
or
is
pressed when the feed dogs are
lowered.
ERROR MESSAGES
This message is displayed while
the USB media is transmitting.
This message is displayed when
you try to recall or save a pattern
while no USB media is loaded.
This message is displayed when
the memory is full and a pattern
must be deleted.
This message is displayed when
you try to use incompatible
media.
This message is displayed when
the “Presser Foot Lifter” button is
pushed while the presser foot
lever is raised/the needle is
lowered.
This message is displayed when
you attempt to select a pattern
after the USB media in which the
pattern is saved has been
changed.
This message is displayed if
some malfunction occurs.
This message is displayed when
an error occurs with the USB
media.
This message is displayed when
you try to sew with a stitch other
than a middle needle position
stitch while the single-hole
needle plate is installed.
This message is displayed when
the needle plate is removed with
the machine on or when the
machine is turned on in the
embroidery or embroidery edit
mode.
8
Appendix
This message is displayed when
the “Start/Stop” button is pushed
and the machine is in
embroidery mode, but the
embroidery unit is not attached.
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ERROR MESSAGES
This message is displayed when
replacing the embroidering
bobbin thread.
This message is displayed when
the automatic needle threading
button is pushed while twin
needle sewing is set.
This message is displayed when
rotating a saved combined
pattern in the Embroidery
screen.
This confirmation message
appears after the machine is
turned on and the carriage of the
embroidery unit has moved to its
initial position.
This message is displayed when
you try to use incompatible USB
media.
■ Alarm Sounds
If the operation procedure was correct, the machine
will beep once. If the operation procedure was
incorrect, the machine will beep twice or four times.
Memo
If you want to turn the alarm off, press
. See page 16 for more details.
This message is displayed when
it seems that the upper thread
has not been threaded correctly.
This message is displayed when
is pressed (the
presser foot is raised).
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SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
Item
Sewing Machine
Embroidery Unit
Specification
Dimensions
55.6 cm (W) × 30.5 cm (H) × 25.8 cm (D) (approx.
21-7/8 inches (W) × 12 inches (H) × 10-1/8 inches (D))
Case Dimensions
58.2 cm (W) × 31.9 cm (H) × 28.4 cm (D) (approx.
22-7/8 inches (W) × 12-1/2 inches (H) × 11-1/8 inches (D))
Weight
12 kg (27 lb.) (with case: 14.3 kg (32 lb.))
Sewing speed
70 to 1000 stitches per minute
Needles
Home sewing machine needles (HA × 130)
Dimensions
45.8 cm (W) × 13.1 cm (H) × 46.2 cm (D) (approx.
18 inches (W) × 5-1/8 inches (H) × 18-1/4 inches (D))
Dimensions of machine with
embroidery unit attached
72.4 cm (W) × 30.5 cm (H) × 46.2 cm (D) (approx.
28-1/2 inches (W) × 12 inches (H) × 18-1/4 inches (D))
Weight
3.6 kg (8 lb.)
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Appendix
249
UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE
UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE
You can use USB media or a computer to download software upgrades for your sewing machine.
When an upgrade program is available on “ http://solutions.brother.com ”, please download the files
following the instructions on the web site and steps below.
Memo
• When the machine’s software is upgraded, saved combinations of character and decorative stitches
are erased.
• During the process of upgrading software, the buzzer will not sound when a key is pressed.
Upgrade Procedure Using USB
Media
a
While pressing the “Automatic Threading”
button, turn the main power to ON.
c
Insert the USB media into the USB port
connector on the machine, making sure the
media only contains the upgrade file.
d
Press
.
→ The following screen will appear on the LCD.
b
Press
.
→ The upgrade file is downloaded.
Note
If an error occurs, a red text error message will
appear. If the download is performed successfully, an “Upgrade complete.” message will
appear.
e
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Remove the USB media, and turn the
machine off and on again.
UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE
Upgrade Procedure Using
Computer
a
e
When the message disappears, press
.
While pressing the “Automatic Threading”
button, turn the main power to ON.
→ The following screen will appear on the LCD.
b
Press
.
→ The upgrade file is downloaded.
Note
c
If an error occurs, a red text error message will
appear. If the download is performed successfully, an “Upgrade complete.” message will
appear.
Plug the USB cable connector into the
corresponding USB port connectors for the
computer and for the machine.
f
Unplug the USB cable, and turn the
machine off and on again.
→ “Removable Disk” will appear in “My Computer”.
d
Copy the upgrade file to “Removable Disk”.
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Appendix
→ The “Connected to PC. Do not disconnect the USB
cable.” message will appear.
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UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE
252
STITCH SETTING CHART
STITCH SETTING CHART
The following chart shows information for each utility stitch concerning applications, stitch lengths, stitch
widths, and whether or not the twin needle mode can be used.
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Presser foot
Stitch
Stitch name
Applications
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
Twin
needle
Straight stitch
(Left)
General sewing, gather, pintuck,
etc. Reverse stitch is sewn while
pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Straight stitch
(Left)
General sewing, gather, pintuck,
etc. Reinforcement stitch is sewn
while pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Straight stitch
(Middle)
General sewing, gather, pintuck,
etc. Reverse stitch is sewn while
pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Straight stitch
(Middle)
General sewing, gather, pintuck,
etc. Reinforcement stitch is sewn
while pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Triple stretch
stitch
General sewing for
reinforcement and decorative
topstitching
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Stem stitch
Reinforced stitching, sewing and
decorative applications
1.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/16 - 1/8)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Decorative
stitch
Decorative stitching, top
stitching
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Basting stitch
Basting
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
20.0
5.0 - 30.0
(3/4) (3/16 - 1-3/16)
NO
For overcasting, mending.
Reverse stitch is sewn while
pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
For overcasting, mending.
Reinforcement stitch is sewn
while pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.3 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.3 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Zigzag stitch
Zigzag stitch
Zigzag stitch
(right)
Start from right needle position,
zigzag sew at left.
Zigzag stitch
(left)
Start from left needle position,
zigzag sew at right.
2 step elastic
zigzag
Overcasting (medium weight
and stretch fabrics), tape and
elastic
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
2 step elastic
zigzag
Overcasting (medium weight
and stretch fabrics), tape and
elastic
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
3 step elastic
zigzag
Overcasting (medium,
5.0
heavyweight and stretch fabrics),
(3/16)
tape and elastic
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
Overcasting
stitch
Reinforcing of light and medium
weight fabrics
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
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STITCH SETTING CHART
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Presser foot
Stitch
Stitch name
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
5.0
(3/16)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 9/32)
2.5
(3/32)
0.5 - 4.0
(1/32 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 9/32)
2.5
(3/32)
0.5 - 4.0
(1/32 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Overcasting
stitch
Reinforcing of heavyweight
fabric
Overcasting
stitch
Reinforcing of medium,
heavyweight and easily frayable
fabrics or decorative stitching.
Overcasting
stitch
Reinforced seaming of stretch
fabric
Overcasting
stitch
Reinforcing of medium stretch
fabric and heavyweight fabric,
decorative stitching
Overcasting
stitch
Reinforcement of stretch fabric
or decorative stitching
Overcasting
stitch
Stretch knit seam
Single diamond
overcast
Reinforcement and seaming
stretch fabric
6.0
(15/
64)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Single diamond
overcast
Reinforcement of stretch fabric
6.0
(15/
64)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.8
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
With side cutter
Straight stitch while cutting
fabrics
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 2.5
(0 - 3/32)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.5
(7/32)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
—
—
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
1.5
(1/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
NO
1.5
(1/16)
0.5 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
1.8
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
7.0
(1/4)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
With side cutter
With side cutter
With side cutter
With side cutter
254
Applications
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Zigzag stitch while cutting fabrics
Overcasting stitch while cutting
fabrics
Overcasting stitch while cutting
fabrics
Overcasting stitch while cutting
fabrics
Piecing stitch
(Right)
Piecework/patchwork
6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) right
seam allowance
Piecing stitch
(Middle)
Piecework/patchwork
Piecing stitch
(Left)
Piecework/patchwork
6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) left
seam allowance
Hand-look
quilting
Quilting stitch made to look like
hand quilting stitch
Quilting
appliqué zigzag
stitch
Zigzag stitch for quilting and
sewing on appliqué quilt pieces
Quilting
appliqué stitch
Quilting stitch for invisible
appliqué or attaching binding
Quilting
stippling
Background quilting
STITCH SETTING CHART
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Presser foot
Stitch
Stitch name
Blind hem stitch
Applications
Hemming woven fabrics
Blind hem stitch
stretch
Hemming stretch fabric
Blanket stitch
Appliqués, decorative blanket
stitch
Shell tuck edge
Shell tuck edge finish on fabrics
Satin scallop
stitch
Decorating collar of blouse, edge
of handkerchief
Scallop stitch
Decorating collar of blouse, edge
of handkerchief
Patchwork join
stitch
Patchwork stitches, decorative
stitching
Patchwork
double overlock
stitch
Patchwork stitches, decorative
stitching
Couching stitch
Decorative stitching, attaching
cord and couching
Smocking stitch
Smocking, decorative stitching
Feather stitch
Fagoting, decorative stitching
Fagoting cross
stitch
Fagoting, bridging and
decorative stitching
Tape attaching
Attaching tape to seam in stretch
fabric
Ladder stitch
Decorative stitching
Rick-rack stitch
Decorative top stitching
Decorative
stitch
Decorative stitching
Decorative
stitch
Decorative stitching
Serpentine
stitch
Decorative stitching and
attaching elastic
Decorative
stitch
Decorative stitching and
appliqué
Decorative
stippling stitch
Decorative stitching
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
0.0
(0)
+3.0 - -3.0
(+1/8 - -1/8)
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.5
(1/16 - 1/8)
NO
0.0
(0)
+3.0 - -3.0
(+1/8 - -1/8)
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.5
(1/16 - 1/8)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.6 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.1 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
7.0
(1/4)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
4.0
(1/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.2
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.2
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/61 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
2.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
1.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/16 - 1/8)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.5
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
6.0
(15/
64)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
7.0
(1/4)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
255
STITCH SETTING CHART
Presser foot
Stitch
Stitch name
Hemstitching
Decorative hems, triple straight
at left
Hemstitching
Decorative hems, triple straight
at center
Hemstitching
zigzag
Decorative hems, top stitching
Hemstitching
Decorative hems, lace attaching
pin stitch
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
256
Applications
Decorative hems
Decorative hems daisy stitch
Heirloom, decorative hems
Heirloom, decorative hems
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
1.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
3.5
(1/8)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
3.5
(1/8)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.6 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
3.0
(1/8)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.5
(1/8)
1.6 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.5
(1/8)
1.6 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.5
(1/8)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.5
(1/8)
1.6 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
4.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Hemstitching
Heirloom, decorative hems
Hemstitching
Heirloom, decorative hems
Hemstitching
Heirloom, decorative hems
Honeycomb
stitch
Heirloom, decorative hems
Honeycomb
stitch
Heirloom, decorative hems
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.5
(1/8)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Hemstitching
Heirloom, decorative hems
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Hemstitching
Heirloom, decorative hems
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
4.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.6 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Hemstitching
Heirloom, decorative hems
Hemstitching
Heirloom, decorative hems
Hemstitching
Heirloom, decorative hems
Hemstitching
Decorative hems and bridging
stitch
Hemstitching
Decorative hems. Fagoting,
attaching ribbon
STITCH SETTING CHART
Presser foot
Stitch
Stitch name
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Ladder stitch
Applications
Decorative hems, smocking
Decorative hems, smocking
Decorative hems, smocking
Decorative hems
Decorative hems. Fagoting,
attaching ribbon
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
7.0
(1/4)
5.0 - 7.0
(3/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.5
(7/32)
3.5 - 5.5
(1/8 - 7/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.5
(7/32)
3.5 - 5.5
(1/8 - 7/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(7/32)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Narrow rounded
buttonhole
Buttonhole on light to medium
weight fabrics
Wide round
ended
buttonhole
Buttonholes with extra space for
larger buttons
Tapered round
ended
buttonhole
Reinforced waist tapered
buttonholes
Round ended
buttonhole
Buttonholes with vertical bar
tack in heavyweight fabrics
Round ended
buttonhole
Buttonholes with bar tack
Round double
ended
buttonhole
Buttonholes for fine, medium to
heavyweight fabrics
Narrow squared
buttonhole
Buttonholes for light to medium
weight fabrics
Wide squared
buttonhole
Buttonholes with extra space for
larger decorative buttons
Squared
buttonhole
Heavy-duty buttonholes with
vertical bar tacks
Stretch
buttonhole
Buttonholes for stretch or woven
fabrics
6.0
(15/
64)
3.0 - 6.0
(1/8 - 15/64)
1.0
(1/16)
0.5 - 2.0
(1/32 - 1/16)
NO
Heirloom
buttonhole
Buttonholes for heirloom and
stretch fabrics
6.0
(15/
64)
3.0 - 6.0
(1/8 - 15/64)
1.5
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/1 - 1/8)
NO
Bound
buttonhole
The first step in making bound
buttonholes
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 6.0
(0 - 15/64)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
Keyhole
buttonhole
Buttonholes in heavyweight or
thick fabrics for larger flat
buttons
7.0
(1/4)
3.0 - 7.0
(1/8 - 1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Tapered keyhole
buttonhole
Buttonholes in medium to heavy
weight fabrics for larger flat
buttons
7.0
(1/4)
3.0 - 7.0
(1/8 - 1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Keyhole
buttonhole
Buttonholes with vertical bar
tack for reinforcement in
heavyweight or thick fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
3.0 - 7.0
(1/8 - 1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
257
STITCH SETTING CHART
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Presser foot
Stitch
Stitch name
4 step
buttonhole 1
Left side of 4 step buttonhole
4 step
buttonhole 2
Bar tack of 4 step buttonhole
4 step
buttonhole 3
Right side of 4 step buttonhole
4 step
buttonhole 4
Bar tack of 4 step buttonhole
Darning
Darning of medium weight fabric
Darning
Bar tack
Button sewing
Eyelet
Star eyelet
258
Applications
Darning of heavyweight fabric
Reinforcement at opening of
pocket, etc.
Attaching buttons
For making eyelets, holes on
belts, etc.
For making star-shaped eyelets
on holes.
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Twin
needle
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
5.0
(7/32)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(7/32)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(7/32)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(7/32)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
7.0
(1/4)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.4 - 2.5
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
7.0
(1/4)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.4 - 2.5
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/16 - 1/8)
0.4
(1/64)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 4.5
(3/32 - 3/16)
—
—
NO
7.0
(1/4)
7.0 6.0 5.0
(1/4 15/64 3/
16)
7.0
(1/4)
7.0 6.0 5.0
(1/4 15/64
3/16)
NO
—
—
—
—
NO
Diagonally left
up (Straight)
For attaching appliqué on tubular
pieces of fabric and mitering
corners
—
—
—
—
NO
Reverse
(Straight)
For attaching appliqué on tubular
pieces of fabric and mitering
corners
—
—
—
—
NO
Diagonally right
up (Straight)
For attaching appliqué on tubular
pieces of fabric and mitering
corners
—
—
—
—
NO
Sideways to left
(Straight)
For attaching appliqué on tubular
pieces of fabric
—
—
—
—
NO
Sideways to
right (Straight)
For attaching appliqué on tubular
pieces of fabric
—
—
—
—
NO
Diagonally left
down (Straight)
For attaching appliqué on tubular
pieces of fabric and mitering
corners
—
—
—
—
NO
Forward
(Straight)
For attaching appliqué on tubular
pieces of fabric and mitering
corners
—
—
—
—
NO
Diagonally right
down (Straight)
For attaching appliqué on tubular
pieces of fabric and mitering
corners
—
—
—
—
NO
Sideways to left
(Zigzag)
For attaching appliqué on tubular
pieces of fabric
—
—
—
—
NO
Sideways to
right (Zigzag)
For attaching appliqué on tubular
pieces of fabric
—
—
—
—
NO
STITCH SETTING CHART
Stitch width
[mm (inch.)]
Presser foot
Stitch
Stitch name
Applications
Stitch length
[mm (inch.)]
Auto.
Manual
Auto.
Manual
Twin
needle
Forward
(Zigzag)
For attaching appliqué on tubular
pieces of fabric and mitering
corners
—
—
—
—
NO
Reverse
(Zigzag)
For attaching appliqué on tubular
pieces of fabric and mitering
corners
—
—
—
—
NO
259
Index
Index
A
Accessories
included accessories ................................................................... 4
options ....................................................................................... 7
Accessory compartment ................................................................. 4
Adjustments
screen ..................................................................................... 238
screen brightness ............................................................. 19, 238
Air vent .......................................................................................... 1
Alarm sounds ............................................................................. 248
Alphabet characters
character/decorative stitches ................................................... 118
embroidery ............................................................................. 152
embroidery edit ...................................................................... 200
Appliqué ...................................................................................... 90
embroidery patterns ................................................................ 168
quilting ..................................................................................... 81
using a zigzag stitch .................................................................. 71
using an embroidery frame pattern ......................................... 194
Array key ........................................................................... 201, 207
Arrow keys ....................................................... 179, 205, 220, 229
automatic fabric sensor system ..................................................... 55
Automatic reinforcement stitch key .............................................. 51
Automatic thread cutting key ........................................................ 52
Automatic Threading button .................................................... 3, 29
B
Back to beginning key ................................................................ 126
Ball point needle 75/107 ..................................................... 41, 175
Bar tacks ..................................................................................... 105
Basting ......................................................................................... 67
Blind hem stitches ........................................................................ 89
Block move key .......................................................................... 231
Bobbin
pulling up the bobbin thread .................................................... 28
runs out of thread ................................................................... 170
setting ....................................................................................... 26
winding .................................................................................... 23
Bobbin case (green screw, no marking) ............................. 165, 236
Bobbin cover ........................................................................... 2, 27
Bobbin holder (switch) ................................................................. 25
Bobbin winder ................................................................................ 1
Border key ......................................................................... 213, 216
Button sewing ............................................................................. 107
4 hole buttons ......................................................................... 108
shank ...................................................................................... 108
Buttonhole lever ..............................................................2, 99, 104
Buttonholes
four-step ................................................................................. 101
odd-shaped/buttons that do not fit the button holder plate ...... 100
one-step .................................................................................... 97
C
Character spacing key ................................................................ 207
Character/Decorative Stitches
adjustments ............................................................................ 121
combining .............................................................................. 128
editing .................................................................................... 123
key functions .......................................................................... 123
retrieving ....................................................................... 140, 141
saving ....................................................................136, 138, 139
selecting ................................................................................. 116
sewing .................................................................................... 120
stitch selection screens ........................................................... 117
Cleaning
LCD screen ............................................................................. 236
machine casing ....................................................................... 236
260
race .........................................................................................236
Combining Patterns
character/decorative stitches ...................................................128
embroidery edit .......................................................................219
Cord guide bobbin cover ..............................................................72
Crazy quilt ....................................................................................72
Custom Thread Table ......................................................... 210, 212
Cut/Tension key ..........................................................................174
D
Darning ......................................................................................103
Dart seam .....................................................................................67
Density key .................................................................................183
E
echo quilting .................................................................................86
Edit end key ................................................................................217
Editing
character/decorative stitches ...................................................123
embroidery .............................................................................179
embroidery edit .......................................................................203
MY CUSTOM STITCH .............................................................228
Elastic zigzag stitches ....................................................................73
Elongation key ............................................................................125
Embroidery
adjusting the speed .................................................................176
automatic thread cutting function (END COLOR TRIM) ..........175
edges or corners ......................................................................160
key functions ...........................................................................156
restarting from the beginning ...................................................172
resuming embroidery after turning off the power .....................172
ribbons or tape ........................................................................161
selecting patterns ....................................................................149
small fabrics ............................................................................160
thread color display ................................................................177
thread trimming function (JUMP STITCH TRIM) ......................175
Embroidery card .........................................................................154
Embroidery card slot .......................................................................1
Embroidery edit
changing the thread color .......................................................209
combined patterns ......................................................... 219, 222
custom thread table ........................................................ 210, 212
explanation of functions ..........................................................198
key functions ...........................................................................204
repeated patterns .....................................................................213
Embroidery foot “W” ..................................................................145
Embroidery frame display ...........................................................178
Embroidery frames
attaching .................................................................................162
inserting fabric ........................................................................159
removing .................................................................................162
types .......................................................................................158
using the embroidery sheet .....................................................160
Embroidery needle plate cover ....................................................165
Embroidery patterns
checking the position ..............................................................163
combining ...............................................................................219
editing .....................................................................................203
pattern selection screens .........................................................150
patterns which use appliqué ....................................................168
retrieving ........................................................................ 191, 192
revising ...................................................................................179
saving ................................................................... 187, 189, 190
selecting ......................................................................... 149, 199
sewing ....................................................................................165
using a frame pattern to make an appliqué ..................... 194, 195
Embroidery sheet ........................................................................160
Embroidery unit ..................................................................... 3, 146
Index
carriage .......................................................................................3
carrying case ...............................................................................4
Enlarger key ................................................................................229
Error messages ............................................................................243
Eyelet ..........................................................................................109
F
Fabrics
fabric/thread/needle combinations ............................................41
sewing heavyweight fabrics .......................................................47
sewing lightweight fabrics .........................................................48
sewing stretch fabrics ....................................................... 48, 100
Fagoting ........................................................................................93
Feed dog position switch ..................................... 1, 3, 83, 85, 107
Feed dogs ....................................................................... 2, 83, 107
Flat bed attachment ............................................................... 1, 146
Flat fell Seam ................................................................................69
Foot controller ......................................................................... 1, 45
Forward/Back key .............................................................. 171, 172
free-motion quilting
free-motion echo quilting foot “E” .............................................86
free-motion open toe quilting foot “O” ......................................85
free-motion quilting foot “C” .....................................................83
free-motion sewing mode .............................................................83
G
Gathering ......................................................................................68
Grid direction key .......................................................................229
H
Handle ............................................................................................1
Handwheel .............................................................................. 1, 31
Hard case .......................................................................................7
Heirloom ......................................................................................95
Hemstitching
daisy stitch ................................................................................95
drawn work ...............................................................................96
I
Image key ...........................................................59, 127, 164, 230
Insert key ....................................................................................232
K
Key functions
character/decorative stitches ...................................................123
embroidery .............................................................................156
embroidery edit .......................................................................204
MY CUSTOM STITCH .............................................................228
utility stitches ............................................................................12
Knee lifter ................................................................................ 1, 53
MY CUSTOM STITCH
designing ................................................................................ 226
entering data .......................................................................... 228
key functions .......................................................................... 228
retrieving ................................................................................ 234
saving ..................................................................................... 233
storing in your list ................................................................... 233
N
Needle
changing the needle ................................................................. 39
changing the needle position .................................................... 65
fabric/thread/needle combinations ............................................ 41
mode ........................................................................................ 11
twin needle .............................................................................. 34
Needle bar thread guides .................................................. 2, 33, 34
Needle clamp screw ....................................................................... 2
Needle mode selection key .......................................................... 34
Needle plate ................................................................................... 2
Needle position ............................................................................ 65
Needle Position button ................................................................... 3
O
Operation buttons ......................................................................1, 3
Overcasting ..................................................................... 71, 73, 74
P
Patchwork .................................................................................... 72
Piecing ......................................................................................... 80
Pintuck ......................................................................................... 69
pivoting ........................................................................................ 53
Point delete key .......................................................................... 230
Power cord ................................................................................... 10
Power cord receptacle .................................................................... 1
Presser foot
attaching .................................................................................. 37
pressure .................................................................................... 55
removing .................................................................................. 37
types ....................................................................................... 253
Presser foot code ..................................................................11, 155
Presser foot holder ....................................................................2, 37
Presser foot holder screw ................................................................ 2
Presser foot lever ......................................................................1, 47
Presser Foot Lifter button ................................................................ 3
Presser foot/Needle exchange key ....................31, 34, 37, 39, 145
Pretension disk .................................................................. 1, 24, 26
Q
Quilting ........................................................................................ 79
free-motion ............................................................................... 83
with satin stitches ..................................................................... 82
L
R
LCD screen .............................................................................. 1, 11
adjusting .................................................................................238
cleaning ..................................................................................236
locking ......................................................................................55
Lower threading
pulling up the bobbin thread .....................................................28
setting the bobbin .....................................................................26
winding the bobbin ...................................................................23
Race ........................................................................................... 236
Repeated patterns ....................................................................... 213
Retrieving
character/decorative stitch patterns ......................................... 140
computer ........................................................................142, 192
embroidery patterns ................................................................ 191
machine’s memory .........................................................140, 191
MY CUSTOM STITCH designs ................................................ 234
stitch settings ............................................................................ 61
USB media .....................................................................141, 191
utility stitches ........................................................................... 61
Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch button ................................. 3, 46, 51
Reverse/Reinforcement stitches ..............................................46, 51
Rotate key ..........................................................................182, 205
M
Machine operation mode key .............................................. 21, 240
Main power switch .................................................................. 1, 10
Maintenance Message ..................................................................236
Mirror image key ........................................................ 59, 125, 183
Multi color key .................................................................. 184, 209
Multi-directional sewing .............................................................110
261
Index
S
U
Satin stitches ........................................................................ 82, 126
Saving
character/decorative stitches ................................................... 136
computer ....................................................................... 139, 190
embroidery patterns ................................................................ 187
machine’s memory ........................................................ 136, 187
MY CUSTOM STITCH designs ................................................ 233
stitch settings ............................................................................ 60
USB media .................................................................... 138, 189
utility stitches ............................................................................ 60
Scallop stitches ............................................................................. 92
Set key ........................................................................................ 229
Settings
automatic reinforcement stitching ............................................. 51
automatic thread cutting .................................................. 52, 175
display language ....................................................................... 20
embroidery settings ................................................................... 18
general settings ......................................................................... 17
machine setting mode key .......................................16, 176, 210
screen brightness ...................................................................... 19
sewing settings .......................................................................... 16
stitch length .............................................................................. 49
stitch width ............................................................................... 49
thread tension .................................................................. 50, 174
thread trimming ...................................................................... 175
Sewing speed controller (speed control slide) ......................1, 3, 44
Sewing type selection key ............................................................. 61
Shelltuck stitches .......................................................................... 91
Side cutter .................................................................................... 76
Single/Repeat sewing key ........................................................... 125
Single/triple stitching key ............................................................ 229
Size key ............................................................................. 181, 206
Size selection key ....................................................................... 124
Smocking stitches ......................................................................... 93
Specifications ............................................................................. 249
Spool cap ....................................................................................... 1
Spool net ...................................................................................... 36
Spool pin ........................................................................................ 1
Stabilizer .................................................................................... 157
Start/Stop button ............................................................................. 3
Starting point key ........................................................................ 180
Step stitch patterns ...................................................................... 132
Stitch setting chart ...................................................................... 253
Straight stitch foot ......................................................................... 65
Straight stitch needle plate ............................................................ 65
Straight stitches ............................................................................. 63
Supplemental spool pin .....................................................1, 23, 34
Upgrading ...................................................................................250
Upper threading
threading manually ...................................................................31
twin needle mode .....................................................................34
using the “Automatic Threading” button ...................................29
using the spool net ....................................................................36
using the vertical spool pin .......................................................36
USB media
recalling ......................................................................... 141, 191
saving ............................................................................ 138, 189
usable ............................................................................ 134, 185
USB port connector
for computer ............................................................. 1, 139, 190
for media .................................................................. 1, 138, 189
Utility stitches
key functions .............................................................................12
pattern explanation key .............................................................22
retrieving ...................................................................................61
saving .......................................................................................60
selecting ....................................................................................58
sewing type selection key ..........................................................61
stitch selection screens ..............................................................58
stitch setting chart ...................................................................253
T
Take-up lever ............................................................................... 33
Tape attaching .............................................................................. 73
Tape or elastic attaching ............................................................... 94
Test key ............................................................................. 230, 233
Thread
fabric/thread/needle combinations ............................................ 41
thread tension .................................................................. 50, 174
Thread color display ................................................................... 177
Thread cutter ........................................................................... 1, 45
Thread Cutter button ...................................................................... 3
Thread density key ..................................................................... 126
Thread guide .............................................................. 1, 24, 26, 35
Thread guide plate .............................................................1, 26, 29
Thread marks .............................................................................. 216
Thread palette key ............................................................. 209, 212
Thread take-up lever check window ........................................ 1, 33
Top cover ....................................................................................... 1
Top stitching ................................................................................. 92
Touch pen .................................................................210, 229, 238
holder ......................................................................................... 1
Trial key ..................................................................................... 163
Troubleshooting ......................................................................... 240
Twin needle ................................................................................. 34
262
V
Vertical spool pin ..........................................................................36
W
Walking foot .................................................................................38
Z
Zigzag stitches ..............................................................................71
Zipper insertion
centered ..................................................................................111
side .........................................................................................112
English
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