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Janome Skyline S3 Owner Manual
Instruction Book
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the
following:
This sewing machine is designed and manufactured for household use only.
Read all instructions before using this sewing machine.
DANGER— To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in. Always unplug
this sewing machine from the electric outlet immediately after using and before
cleaning.
WARNING— To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons:
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Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when this sewing machine is used
by or near children.
Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this owner’s manual.
Use only attachments recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this owner’s manual.
Never operate this sewing machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if
it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water.
Return this sewing machine to the nearest authorized dealer or service center for examination,
repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.
Never operate the appliance with any air opening blocked. Keep ventilation openings of this sewing machine and foot controller free from accumulation of lint, dust and loose cloth.
Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
Do not use outdoors.
Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being
administered.
To disconnect, turn all controls to the off (“O”) position, then remove plug from outlet.
Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the sewing machine
needle and/or cutting blade.
Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break.
Do not use bent needles.
Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the needle causing it to break.
Switch this sewing machine off (“O”) when making any adjustment in the needle area, such as
threading the needle, changing the needle, threading the bobbin or changing the presser foot, and
the like.
Always unplug this sewing machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or
when making any other adjustments mentioned in this owner’s manual.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For Europe only:
This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards
involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made
by children without supervision.
For outside Europe (except U.S.A and Canada):
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.
Please note that on disposal, this product must be safely recycled in accordance with relevant
National legislation relating to electrical/electronic products. If in doubt please contact your
retailer for guidance. (European Union only)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ESSENTIAL PARTS
Names of Parts................................................................ 3
Standard Accessories..................................................... 4
Accessory Storage.......................................................... 5
Extension Table............................................................... 5
Free-arm sewing............................................................. 5
Welted Buttonhole.................................................... 46-47
Darning.....................................................................48-49
Tacking.......................................................................... 50
Eyelet............................................................................. 51
DECORATIVE STITCHING
Applique........................................................................ 52
Fringing.......................................................................... 53
Drawn Work................................................................... 53
Smocking....................................................................... 54
Fagoting......................................................................... 55
Scallop........................................................................... 55
French Knots................................................................. 55
Patchwork Piecing......................................................... 56
Patchwork...................................................................... 56
Stippling......................................................................... 57
Clasp Stitch................................................................... 57
Satin Stitches................................................................ 57
Twin Needle Sewing................................................. 58-59
GETTING READY TO SEW
Connecting the Power Supply......................................... 6
Operating Instructions:.................................................... 6
Machine Operating Buttons............................................. 7
Controlling Sewing Speed............................................... 8
Foot Control..................................................................... 8
Function Keys.................................................................. 9
Raising and Lowering the Presser Foot........................ 10
Adjusting the Foot Pressure.......................................... 10
Dropping the Feed Dog................................................. 10
Balancing Thread Tension..............................................11
Changing the Presser Foot........................................... 12
Removing and Attaching the Foot Holder..................... 12
Changing Needles......................................................... 13
Fabric and Needle Chart............................................... 13
Winding the Bobbin...................................................14-16
Threading the Machine.................................................. 17
Built-in Needle Threader............................................... 18
Drawing up the Bobbin Thread..................................... 19
Selecting the Patterns................................................... 20
Customizing Machine Settings................................. 21-23
PROGRAMMING A PATTERN COMBINATION
Pattern Combination...................................................... 60
Programming Auto-lock Stitch....................................... 61
Programming Automatic Thread Cutting....................... 62
Pattern Combination with a Mirror Image...................... 63
Resuming a Pattern from the Beginning......................... 64
Resuming a Pattern Combination from the Beginning.... 64
Bridge Stitches.........................................................65-66
Monogramming........................................................ 67-68
Editing a Pattern Combination....................................... 68
Deleting and Inserting a Pattern.................................... 69
Duplicating a Pattern..................................................... 69
Uniform Stitch Adjustment............................................. 70
Unified Needle Drop Position........................................ 70
Individual Stitch Adjustment.......................................... 71
Correcting Distorted Stitch Patterns.............................. 72
BASIC SEWING
Straight Stitch................................................................ 24
Securing Seams............................................................ 24
Sewing from the Edge of Thick Fabric.......................... 24
Changing Sewing Direction........................................... 24
Cutting Threads............................................................. 25
Needle Plate Guides..................................................... 25
Cornering Guide............................................................ 25
Adjusting the Needle Drop Position.............................. 26
Adjusting the Stitch Length........................................... 26
Lock-a-Matic Stitch........................................................ 27
Locking Stitch................................................................ 27
Straight Stitch with Left Needle Position....................... 27
Triple Stretch Stitch....................................................... 28
Knit Stitch...................................................................... 28
Zipper Sewing.......................................................... 29-31
Gathering....................................................................... 32
Pintucking...................................................................... 32
Zigzag Stitch.................................................................. 33
Multiple Zigzag Stitch (Tricot stitch).............................. 34
Overedge Stitch............................................................ 34
Knit Stitch...................................................................... 35
Double Overedge Stitch................................................ 35
Visible hemming............................................................ 36
Blind Hemming......................................................... 36-37
Shell Tuck...................................................................... 38
Button Sewing............................................................... 38
Buttonholes................................................................... 39
Square Buttonhole...................................................40-43
Round End and Fine Fabric Buttonholes...................... 44
Keyhole Buttonhole....................................................... 44
Stretch Buttonholes....................................................... 44
Corded Buttonhole........................................................ 45
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Cleaning the Hook Area................................................ 73
Cleaning the Inside of the Thread Guide....................... 74
Problems and Warning Signals..................................... 75
Troubleshooting............................................................. 76
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ESSENTIAL PARTS
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@2
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#2
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!7
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!6
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Thread take-up lever
Foot pressure dial
Reference chart
Top cover
Foot storage compartment
Bobbin thread cutter B
Bobbin winder spindle
Bobbin thread cutter A
Hole for extra spool pin
Spool pin
Spool holder (large)
Thread tension dial
Face cover
Thread cutter
Extension table (accessory storage)
Start/stop button
Reverse button
Auto-lock button
Needle up/down button
Thread cutter button
Feed balancing dial
Speed control slider
Touch panel (Function keys)
LCD screen
Needle clamp screw
Needle
Zigzag foot A
Needle plate
Hook cover release button
Hook cover plate
Foot holder
Setscrew
Needle threader
Buttonhole lever
Carrying handle
Handwheel
Drop feed lever
Machine socket
Foot control jack
Power switch
Presser foot lifter
#5
$1
#6
#7
#8
#9
NOTE:
To carry the sewing machine, hold the carrying handle
with your hand, and support the sewing machine with
the other hand.
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NOTE:
Sewing machine design and specifications are subject
to change without prior notice.
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Standard Accessories
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Zigzag foot A (set on the machine)
Zipper foot E
Satin stitch foot F
Blind hemming foot G
Overedge foot C
1/4˝ seam foot O
Automatic buttonhole foot R (in the
accessory storage)
Bobbin (4 pcs.) (1 set on the machine)
Spool holder (large, 1 set on the machine)
Spool holder (small)
Spool holder (special)
Extra spool pin
Needle set
Screwdriver
Lint brush
Seam ripper (Buttonhole opener)
Power cable
Foot control
Semi-hard fabric cover
Instructional video DVD
Instruction book
Accessory Storage
The accessories can be conveniently stored in the
compartment of the extension table and the compartment
under the top cover.
To store the accessories in the compartment of the
extension table, push up the cover towards you to open
the accessory storage.
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Presser foot
Automatic buttonhole foot R
Bobbin
Extra spool pin
Other accessories can be also stored in the compartment
in the extension table.
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Extension Table
The extension table provides an extended sewing area
and can be removed for free-arm sewing.
q Extension table
w Free-arm
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To detach:
Draw the table out to the left.
To attach:
Slide the table on the base and push the table to the
right.
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Free-arm sewing
Free-arm sewing is used for stitching sleeves,
waistbands, pant legs or any other tubular garments.
It is also useful for darning socks or mending knees or
elbows.
w Free-arm
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GETTING READY TO SEW
Connecting the Power Supply
z First make sure the power switch q is off.
x Insert the machine plug w of the power supply cord
into the machine socket e.
c Insert the power supply plug r into the wall outlet t,
and turn the power switch q on.
q Power switch
w Machine plug
e Machine socket
r Power supply plug
t Wall outlet
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NOTE:
Make sure to use the power supply cable that came
with the machine.
If you turn off the power switch, wait for 5 seconds
before turning it on again.
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WARNING:
While in operation, always keep your eyes on the
sewing area, and do not touch any moving parts such
as the thread take-up lever, handwheel or needle.
Always turn off the power switch and unplug the
machine from the power supply:
- when leaving the machine unattended.
- when attaching or removing parts.
- when cleaning the machine.
Do not place anything on the foot control.
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If you wish to use the foot control, insert the pin connector
into the jack on the machine.
z First make sure the power switch q is off.
xInsert the pin connector w into the jack e on the
machine.
c Insert the machine plug r of the power supply cord
into the machine socket t.
v Insert the power supply plug y into the wall outlet u,
and turn the power switch on.
The foot control sign i will be displayed when the foot
control is connected to the machine.
q Power switch
w Pin connector
e Jack
r Machine plug
t Machine socket
y Power supply plug
u Wall outlet
i Foot control sign
NOTE:
The start/stop button does not work when the foot
control is connected.
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Operating Instructions:
The symbol “O” on a switch indicates the “off” position of
the switch.
For the U.S.A. and Canada only
Polarized plug (one blade wider than the other):
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended
to fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If it 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.
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Machine Operating Buttons
q Start/stop button
Press this button to start or stop the machine.
The machine starts running slowly for the first few
stitches, it then runs at the speed set by the speed control
slider. The machine runs slowly as long as this button is
pressed.
Pressing and holding this button while sewing will slow
down the sewing speed and the machine will stop when
the button is released.
NOTE:
• The start/stop button cannot be used when the foot
control is connected to the machine.
• The machine will not run and the presser foot mark
y will blink if you start the presser foot in the up
position. Lower the presser foot and press the start/
stop button.
• You can select the desired start-up speed from
slow, medium or high (refer to page 22).
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When sewing stitch pattern 01, 04, 05, 10-12 (mode 1) or
55-56 (mode 2), the machine will sew in reverse as long
as the reverse button is pressed.
If stitch pattern 01, 04, 05, 10-12 (mode 1) or 55-56
(mode 2) has been selected and the foot control is not
connected, the machine will start sewing in reverse as
long as the reverse button is pressed.
If you press the reverse button when sewing any other
patterns, the machine will immediately sew locking
stitches and automatically stop.
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e Auto-lock button
When sewing stitch pattern 01, 04, 05, 10-12 (mode 1)
or 55-56 (mode 2), the machine will immediately sew
locking stitches and automatically stop when the autolock button is pressed.
When sewing all other patterns, the machine will sew to
the end of the current pattern, sew locking stitches and
stop automatically.
The machine will trim the threads automatically after
locking the stitch when the auto thread cutting is turned
on (refer to page 62).
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r Needle up/down button
Press this button to bring the needle bar up or down.
The machine will stop with the needle in down position.
However, you can change the needle stop position in the
machine setting mode (refer to page 22).
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t Thread cutter button
After finish sewing, press this button to trim the threads.
The needle bar automatically rises after trimming the
threads (refer to page 25).
NOTE:
Use the thread cutter on the face cover if the thread is
#30 or thicker (refer to page 25).
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Controlling Sewing Speed
Speed control slider
You can limit the maximum sewing speed with the speed
control slider according to your sewing needs.
To increase the sewing speed, move the slider to the
right.
To decrease the sewing speed, move the slider to the left.
Foot Control
Pressing on the foot control can vary sewing speed.
The harder you press the foot control, the faster the
machine runs.
NOTE:
The machine runs at the maximum speed set by the
speed control slider when the foot control is fully
depressed.
Operating Instructions:
Foot control model YC-485EC is for use with this sewing
machine.
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Function Keys
q LCD screen
The LCD screen shows the following information when the
machine is turned on:
w Stitch pattern
e Mode
r Stitch pattern number
t Recommended type of presser foot
y Stitch width
u Stitch length
!4 Clear key (refer to pages 22, 69)
Press the clear key to clear the memorized stitch pattern.
Press and hold this key until the buzzer sounds to delete
the whole pattern combination.
!5 Direct pattern selection keys (refer to page 20)
You can select the stitch patterns 01 , 04 , 10 , and 24 in mode 1 directly.
!6 Twin needle key (refer to page 58)
Press this key when sewing with a twin needle.
i Mode key (refer to pages 20, 21)
Press the mode key to select the mode.
When the power is turned on, the pattern selection mode 1 !7 Mirror image key (refer to page 63)
Press this key to sew a mirror image of the selected
is set automatically.
pattern.
o Auto thread cutting key (refer to page 62)
Press this key if you wish to cut the threads automatically
after finish sewing with a locking stitch.
When programming a pattern combination, press this key
to cut the threads automatically after finish sewing.
!8 Startover key (refer to page 64)
Press this key to sew a pattern combination from the
beginning.
!9 Memory key (refer to page 60)
Press this key to register programmed pattern
combinations.
Up to 50 stitch patterns combination can be memorized.
!0 Stitch width adjusting key (refer to pages 26, 33, 43)
Press this key to alter the stitch width.
!1 Stitch length adjusting key (refer to pages 26, 33, 43)
Press this key to alter the stitch length.
!2 Cursor key (refer to page 68)
Press “ ” or “ ” to move the cursor to check or edit the
pattern combination.
!3 Number keys (refer to page 20)
Enter a 2-digit pattern number to select the desired stitch
pattern in modes 1 to 5.
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Raising and Lowering the Presser Foot
The presser foot lifter raises and lowers the presser foot.
q Presser foot lifter
You can raise the presser foot higher than the normal up
position. This helps you to place thick layers of fabrics
under the foot.
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NOTE:
Do not turn the handwheel or press the up/down
needle button when the presser foot is in the extra
lifted position.
Adjusting the Foot Pressure
The foot pressure can be adjusted with the foot pressure
dial located under the top cover.
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The dial has 7 setting positions from 1 to 7.
For ordinary sewing, set 5 at the setting mark.
q Foot pressure dial
w Setting mark
Reduce the pressure when sewing fine synthetics and
stretch fabrics.
To reduce the pressure, set the dial at a lower number.
Increase the pressure when sewing heavy weight fabrics.
To increase the pressure, set the dial at a higher number.
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Dropping the Feed Dog
The feed dog can be lowered for sewing on buttons, free
motion quilting etc.
Shift the drop feed lever toward you to lower the feed
dog.
q Drop feed lever
w Feed dog
Shift the drop feed lever away from you to raise the feed
dog, it will return to the up position when you start the
machine.
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Balancing Thread Tension
Auto-thread tension
For general sewing, set the thread tension dial at AUTO,
which covers a wide range of sewing conditions.
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Balanced thread tension
For straight stitch sewing, both needle and bobbin
threads will join at the middle of the fabrics.
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For zigzag stitch sewing, the needle thread will appear
slightly on the wrong side of the fabric.
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Wrong side of fabric
Right side of fabric
Needle thread
Bobbin thread
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Manual thread tension adjustment
You may need to adjust tension manually depending
on the sewing conditions such as the type of fabric and
number of layers.
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If the needle thread is too tight, the bobbin thread
appears on the right side of the fabric.
q Wrong side of fabric
w Right side of fabric
e Needle thread
r Bobbin thread
Turn the thread tension dial to a lower number to
decrease the thread tension.
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If the needle thread is too loose, the needle thread loops
on the underside of the fabric.
q Wrong side of fabric
w Right side of fabric
e Needle thread
r Bobbin thread
Turn the thread tension dial to a higher number to
increase the thread tension.
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Changing the Presser Foot
CAUTION:
Always make sure to turn the power switch OFF
before replacing the presser foot.
Raise the needle to its highest position and raise the
presser foot lifter.
Press the red button on the back of the foot holder.
The presser foot will drop off.
q Red button
w Presser foot
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Attaching the presser foot
Place the presser foot so that the pin on the foot lies just
under the groove of the foot holder.
Lower the presser bar to lock the foot in place.
Each foot is marked with an identification letter.
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Removing and Attaching the Foot Holder
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CAUTION:
Always make sure to turn the power switch OFF
before replacing the presser foot.
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Removing the foot holder
Raise the needle to its highest position and raise the
presser foot lifter.
Loosen the setscrew.
Remove the foot holder.
q Presser bar
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Attaching the foot holder
Attach the foot holder to the presser bar from the rear.
Tighten the thumbscrew securely with the screwdriver.
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Changing Needles
CAUTION:
Always make sure to turn the power switch OFF before
changing the needle.
Raise the needle by pressing the needle up/down button
and lower the presser foot.
Turn the power switch off.
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Loosen the needle clamp screw and remove the needle
from the clamp.
q Needle clamp screw
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Insert a new needle into the needle clamp with the flat
side of the needle to the rear.
When inserting the needle into the needle clamp, push it
up against the stopper pin and tighten the needle clamp
screw firmly with a screwdriver.
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To check needle straightness, place the flat side of the
needle onto something flat (a needle plate, glass etc.)
The gap between the needle and the flat surface should
be consistent.
Never use a blunt needle.
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Fabric
Lawn
Georgette
Fine
Tricot
Organza
Crepe
Sheeting
Jersey
Medium
Broadcloth
Fleece
Denim
Heavy Tweed
weight Coating
Quilting
Thread
Fabric and Needle Chart
Needle
• For general sewing, use needle size 11/75 or 14/90.
• A fine thread and needle should be used for sewing
lightweight fabrics, so the fabric will not be marred.
• Heavy fabrics require a needle large enough to pierce
the fabric without fraying the needle thread.
• Always test the needle size on a small scrap of the
fabric that will be used for actual sewing.
• In general, use the same thread for the needle and
bobbin.
• When sewing stretch fabrics, very fine fabrics and
synthetics, use a blue tip needle. The blue tip needle
effectively prevents skipped stitches.
Silk #80-100
#9/65-11/75
Cotton #80-100
Blue tip needle
Synthetic #80-100
Silk #50
Cotton #50-80
#11/75-14/90
Synthetic #50-80
Silk #30-50
Cotton #40-50
#14/90-16/100
Synthetic #40-50
NOTE:
1 x twin needle, 1 x blue tip needles (#11/75),
2 x #11/75 needles and 1 x #14/90 needle are
included in the needle case (Part No. 820827007).
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Winding the Bobbin
Removing the Bobbin
Slide the hook cover release button to the right, and
remove the hook cover plate.
q Hook cover release button
w Hook cover plate
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Lift out the bobbin from the bobbin holder.
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NOTE:
Use the “J” plastic bobbins for horizontal hook (marked
with “J” r). Using other bobbins, such as pre-wound
paper bobbins, may cause stitching problems and/ or
damage to the bobbin holder.
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Setting the spool of thread
Lift up the spool pin. Place the spool of thread on the
spool pin.
Attach the large spool holder, and press it firmly against
the spool of thread.
q Large spool holder
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Use the small spool holder to hold narrow or small spools
of thread.
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Use the spool holder (special) to hold the specific size of
the spool of threads as shown.
The sizes of the spools of thread are as follows;
The hole diameter of the spool has a range of 3/8˝ to
7/16˝ (9.5 to 10.5 mm)), and the spool length has a range
of 2 3/4˝ to 3˝ (70 to 75 mm).
e Spool holder (special)
r Hole diameter (3/8˝ to 7/16˝)
t Spool length (2 3/4˝ to 3˝)
Firmly insert the spool holder (special) into the hole and
hold the spool as illustrated.
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Extra spool pin
Use the extra spool pin when you need to wind a bobbin
without unthreading the machine while working on a
sewing project.
Insert the extra spool pin into the hole as shown.
Place a spool of thread on the extra spool pin and fix the
spool with the spool holder.
q Extra spool pin
w Hole for extra spool pin
e Large spool holder
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NOTE:
The extra spool pin is also used for twin needle
sewing.
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Winding the bobbin
NOTE:
Set the speed control slider at the fastest position (refer
to page 8).
z Pull the thread from the spool.
Hold the thread with both hands and pass the thread
into the guide slot q.
q Guide slot
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x Draw the thread to the left and forward around the
thread guide w.
Draw the thread to the rear and to the right around
and under the guide plate e.
Firmly pull the thread to the right while holding it with
both hands.
w Thread guide
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c Put the bobbin on the bobbin winder spindle.
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t Bobbin winder spindle
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v Pass the thread to the bobbin.
Hold the thread with both hands and wind it around
the bobbin clockwise several times.
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b Insert the thread into one of the slits u of the flange
plate y and pull the thread to cut.
y Flange plate
u Slit
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n Push the bobbin to the right. The bobbin mark
appears on the LCD screen.
i Bobbin mark
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m Start the machine.
Stop the machine when the bobbin is fully wound and
stops spinning.
Return the bobbin winder spindle to its original
position.
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, Remove the bobbin. Cut the thread with bobbin thread
cutter B o.
o Bobbin thread cutter B
NOTE:
For safety purposes, the machine will automatically
stop 1.5 minutes after starting bobbin winding.
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Inserting the bobbin
z Turn the power switch off.
Place a bobbin in the bobbin holder with the thread
running off counterclockwise as shown on the hook
cover plate.
q End of thread
w Bobbin holder
e Hook cover plate
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x Hold the bobbin with your fingertip so it does not
rotate.
Guide the thread into the front notch of the bobbin
holder.
Pull the thread to the left to pass it under the guide.
r Front notch
t Guide
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c Draw the thread to the left to pass it into the guide
path marked “1”.
Make sure that the thread comes out from the side
notch of the bobbin holder.
y Guide path 1
u Side notch
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NOTE:
If the thread does not come out from the side notch,
rethread from step z.
Wrong
Correct
v Continue to draw the thread along the guide path
marked “2” and pull the thread to the right through the
slit. The thread will be cut to a proper length and held
in place.
i Guide path 2
o Slit (Thread cutter)
i
o
b
b Set the left edge of the hook cover plate into opening.
Push down the hook cover plate to fit in place.
NOTE:
Unless otherwise noted, you can start sewing without
drawing up the bobbin thread.
Refer to page 19 for how to draw up the bobbin
thread.
e
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Threading the Machine
v
x
Raise the presser foot lifter to raise the presser foot.
Turn the power switch on.
Press the needle up/down button to raise the take-up
lever to the highest position.
Turn the power switch off.
Pass the thread in the order from z to m.
z
CAUTION:
Always make sure to turn the power switch OFF
before threading the machine.
c
b
n
m
z Hold the thread with both hands and pass the thread
into the guide slot.
q Guide slot
z
q
x Hold the thread with both hands and draw the thread
around the corner of the guide.
Firmly pull the thread toward you along the right
channel until the thread snaps.
w Corner of the guide
e Right channel
w
x
e
e
c
c Draw the thread down along the right channel and
around the bottom of the thread guide plate. Pull the
thread up along the left channel.
e Right channel
r Thread guide plate
t Left channel
v
y
t
v While holding the thread at the spool, firmly draw the
thread up and to the back of the take-up lever. Draw
the thread forward to slip it into the eye of the take-up
lever.
y Eye of the take-up lever
r
b Then pull the thread down along the left channel and
through the lower thread guide.
u Lower thread guide
bnm
u
n Slide the thread behind the needle bar thread guide
on the left.
i Needle bar thread guide
i
m Thread the needle with the needle threader (refer to
the next page).
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Built-in Needle Threader
z
NOTE:
• The needle threader can be used with a #11 to #16
needle.
Thread size 50 to 90 is recommended.
• The needle threader cannot be used with the twin
needle.
q
CAUTION:
Always make sure to turn the power switch OFF
before using the built-in needle threader.
Turn the power switch ON.
Press the needle up/down button to raise the needle.
Turn the power switch OFF.
Pull down the needle threader knob as far as it will go.
The threader hook comes out through the needle eye
from behind.
q Needle up/down button
w Threader knob
e Threader hook
z
w
e
x Draw the thread from left to right, under the left guide,
threader hook and right guide.
Draw the thread around the right guide toward you.
r Left guide
t Right guide
x
r
t
c
cRaise the threader slowly so a loop of the thread is
pulled up through the needle eye.
y Threader loop
y
vRemove the thread end through the needle eye to the
rear.
v
NOTE:
The needle threader cannot be used with the twin
needle.
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Drawing up the Bobbin Thread
After using auto thread cutting or threading the bobbin
holder, you can start sewing without drawing up the
bobbin thread.
However, you need to draw up the bobbin thread when
sewing gathering stitches etc.
z
z Remove the bobbin. Insert the bobbin into the bobbin
holder again and rethread the bobbin holder according
to the instructions on page 16, but leave a 10 cm (4˝)
tail of bobbin thread as shown.
q Bobbin thread
q
NOTE:
Do not cut the bobbin thread with the thread cutter.
w Thread cutter
w
x Raise the presser foot. Hold the needle thread lightly
with your left hand.
e Needle thread
x
e
c
c Press the needle up/down button twice to lower and
raise the needle and pick up the bobbin thread.
r Needle up/down button
r
v Pull both threads 10 cm (4˝) under and behind the
presser foot.
v
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Selecting the Patterns
Mode 1–5
To select stitch patterns in modes 1–5, first press the
mode key q to select your desired mode. Each time
you press the mode key, the mode number w indicated
on the left side of the screen will change, and the mode
changes as follows,
Mode 1: Utility stitch pattern selection
Mode 2: Decorative stitch pattern selection
Mode 3: Number and letter selection
Mode 4: European accented letter selection
Mode 5: Cyrillic letter selection
w
q
e
Example: To select stitch pattern 67 in mode 2
z Turn the power switch on.
When the power switch is turned on, the utility and
decorative stitch pattern selection (mode 1) is set
automatically.
Press the mode key once to select mode 2.
z
x
x Press the number keys on the touch panel. First press
key 6 and then press key 7.
c
c Now pattern 67 in mode 2 is selected.
Direct pattern selection
You can select the stitch patterns 01 , 04 , 10 and 24
directly by pressing the corresponding direct pattern
selection keys e.
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Customizing Machine Settings
You can customize the machine settings to your
preference.
To enter the setting mode, turn the power off.
Press and hold the memory key q and turn the power
switch on until the setting mode screen appears.
Press the mode key w to select the desired setting.
Each time you press the mode key, the mode number
e changes, and you can set the machine functions as
follows:
e
r
t
q
r Buzzer sound setting
t Needle stop position setting
y Start up speed setting
u Resetting all to default
i Key position calibration
To exit the setting mode, press the memory key.
w
y
u
i
Buzzer sound setting
The buzzer sound can be turned on or off. The default
buzzer sound setting is “ON”.
Enter the machine setting mode.
To turn off the buzzer sound, press the cursor key “ ”
and the “oF” mark will blink.
To turn on the buzzer sound, press the cursor key “ ”
and the “on” mark will blink.
Press the memory key to apply the setting.
NOTE:
Caution buzzer sound cannot be turned off.
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Needle stop position setting
The machine always stops with the needle in the down
position except when sewing buttonholes, specialty
stitches such as darning or eyelet, monograms, etc.
However you can select the needle stop position up or
down.
Enter the machine setting mode. Press the mode key to
enter the needle stop position setting.
The default needle stop position setting is down position
“dn”.
To change the needle stop position, press the cursor
key “ ” and the “UP” mark will blink.
Press the memory key to apply the setting.
Start-up speed setting
The machine will start running slowly and the sewing
speed will gradually increase to maximum when pressing
the start/stop button.
You can select the desired start-up speed from 1 (slow), 2 (medium) or 3 (high).
Enter the machine setting mode. Press the mode key
twice to enter the start-up speed setting.
The default start-up speed setting is “2” (medium). To
change the start-up speed, press the cursor key “ ” or
“ ”, and the selected speed number will blink.
Press the memory key to apply the setting.
Resetting all to default
The following customized settings can be reset to the
default settings (factory settings).
• Buzzer sound
• Needle stop position
• Start up speed setting
q
Enter the machine setting mode. Press the mode key 3
times to enter the Resetting all to default mode.
Press and hold the clear key q until the machine beeps
to reset the machine to the factory default setting.
Press the memory key to apply the setting.
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Key position calibration
z x
If the function keys seem out of alignment, calibrate the
key position as follows.
z Enter the machine setting mode. Press the mode key
4 times to enter the key position calibration.
q
x Press the start/stop button q.
y(t4)
t(t3)
r
(t2)
e (t1)
w
c
c The key position adjustment screen appears and
“t1” is shown on the right side of the screen. With the
buttonhole opener w, press e on the touch panel of
your machine.
v
v “t2” will be shown on the LCD screen. Press r on the
touch panel.
b
b “t3” will be shown on the LCD screen. Press t on the
touch panel.
n
n “t4” will be shown on the LCD screen. Press y on the
touch panel.
m
m The screen will be back to the key position adjustment
screen.
Press the memory key to apply the setting.
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q
e
BASIC SEWING
w
Straight Stitch
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 01
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
5
Starting to sew
Raise the presser foot and position the fabric edge next
to a seam guide on the needle plate. Lower the needle at
the point where you wish to start.
Pull the needle thread toward the rear.
Lower the presser foot.
NOTE:
Pull the needle thread to the left when using satin
stitch foot F or automatic buttonhole foot R.
Depress the foot control or press the start/stop button to
start sewing.
Gently guide the fabric along the seam guide letting the
fabric feed naturally.
Securing Seams
For fastening the ends of seams, press the reverse
button and sew several reverse stitches.
The machine sews in reverse as long as you press and
hold the reverse button.
q Reverse button
Press the reverse button once when sewing the
lock-a-matic stitch (pattern 02) or locking stitch (pattern
03) and the machine will lock the stitches off and stop
automatically.
q
Sewing from the Edge of Thick Fabric
q
The black button on the zigzag foot locks the foot in the
horizontal position.
This is helpful when you start sewing from extreme edge
of thick fabrics or sewing across a hem.
Lower the needle into the fabric at the point where you
wish to start sewing.
Lower the foot while pushing the black button in. The foot
is locked in the horizontal position to avoid slipping.
w
q Thick fabrics
w Black button
Changing Sewing Direction
Stop the machine.
Raise the presser foot.
Pivot the fabric around the needle to change the sewing
direction as desired.
Lower the presser foot and start sewing in a new
direction.
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Cutting Threads
To cut the threads after finishing sewing, press the thread
cutter button. The needle bar will automatically go up
after trimming the threads.
q Thread cutter button
NOTE:
The thread cutter button does not function when the
presser foot is up.
Use the thread cutter on the face cover to cut
specialized or thick threads if the auto thread cutter
does not work well.
q
w
To use the thread cutter on the face cover, remove the
fabric and draw it to the back.
Pull the threads up and slip them between the thread
cutter and face cover from behind.
Pull the threads toward you to cut.
w Thread cutter
Needle Plate Guides
r
e
The seam guides are marked on the needle plate, free
arm and hook cover.
The seam guides for 1/4˝, 3/8˝ and 5/8˝ are also marked
on the front of the needle plate.
q Seam guides on the front of the needle plate
The numbers on the needle plate indicate the distance
from the center needle position in millimeters and inches.
w Center needle position
The cornering guides are very useful when turning a
square corner.
e Cornering guide
The angle scales on the needle plate are useful for
patchwork piecing (refer to page 56).
r Angle scales
w
q
Cornering Guide
To maintain a 5/8˝ seam allowance after turning a square
corner, use the cornering guide on the needle plate.
Stop sewing when the front edge of fabric reaches the
cornering guide lines.
5/8˝
Raise the presser foot and turn the fabric 90 degrees.
Lower the presser foot, and begin stitching in the new
direction.
q Cornering guide
w Fabric edge
q
w
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Adjusting the Needle Drop Position
The needle drop position of the straight stitches can be
altered by pressing the stitch width adjusting key.
The needle drop position can be adjusted for following
straight stitch patterns:
Mode 1:
Mode 2:
0.0
3.5
7.0
Press the “
” sign on the stitch width adjusting key to
move the needle bar to the right.
Press the “
” sign on the stitch width adjusting key to
move the needle bar to the left.
Adjusting the Stitch Length
The stitch length can be altered by pressing the stitch
length adjusting key.
The stitch length indication will change as the key is
pressed.
Press the “
length.
Press the “
length.
1.0
2.4
5.0
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” sign on the key to increase the stitch
” sign on the key to decrease the stitch
q
e
Lock-a-Matic Stitch
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 02
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
5
Use this stitch to secure the beginning and the end of a
seam with backstitching. When you reach the end of the
seam, press the reverse button q once. The machine
will sew four reverse stitches, four forward stitches, and
then stop sewing automatically.
q Reverse button
q
q
e
Locking Stitch
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
This unique stitch is used where an invisible locking stitch
is needed. Lower the needle close to the front edge of the
fabric.
The machine will sew several locking stitches in place
and continue sewing forward. When you press the
reverse button q at the end of the seam, the machine will
sew several locking stitches in place, then stop sewing
automatically.
q Reverse button
q
q
e
MODE 1: 03
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
5
Straight Stitch with Left Needle Position
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 04
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
5
Use this stitch to seam the edge of fabrics.
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q
e
Triple Stretch Stitch
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 08
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
5
This strong, durable stitch is recommended for areas
where both elasticity and strength are needed to ensure
comfort and durability. Use it to reinforce areas such as
crotch and armhole seams. Also use it when constructing
items such as backpacks for extra strength.
q
e
Knit Stitch
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 09
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
4
This is a narrow stretch stitch in the left needle position
designed to eliminate puckering on knit fabrics and
bias seams, while permitting the seam to be pressed
completely open flat.
Use this stitch when seaming thin fabrics such as tricot
and fine jersey.
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q
Zipper Sewing
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
e
(A)
MODE 1: 01
AUTO
Zipper foot E
Zigzag foot A
5
Attaching the zipper foot
Fit the pin on zipper foot E to the groove on the foot
holder.
(B)
q Groove
w Pin
(A): To sew the left side of the zipper, attach the zipper foot with the pin on the right-hand side.
(B): To sew the right side of the zipper, attach the zipper
foot with the pin on the left-hand side.
q
w
Fabric preparation
Add 1 cm (3/8˝) to the zipper size. This is the overall
opening size.
q Right sides of the fabric
w 1 cm (3/8˝)
e Opening size
r Zipper size
t End of the zipper opening
t
e
r
q
w
Place the right sides of the fabric together and sew to the
end of the opening with a 2 cm (5/8˝) seam allowance.
Reverse stitch to lock the seams.
Manually increase the stitch length to 5.0 and baste the
zipper opening with the thread tension loosened to 1-3.
t End of the zipper opening
y 2 cm (5/8˝) seam allowance
u Basting
i Reverse stitches
o Seam stitches
o
i
t
u
y
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Sewing
z Fold back the left seam allowance. Turn the right
seam allowance under to form a 0.2 to 0.3 cm (1/8˝)
margin. Place the zipper teeth next to the fold and pin
in place.
Set the stitch length and thread tension back to the
original setting.
q 0.2 to 0.3 cm (1/8˝) margin
w Zipper teeth
e Fold
r End of the zipper opening
t Opening size
z
r
w
q
t
e
x Attach the zipper foot E with the pin on the right hand
side.
Lower the foot onto the topside at the end of the zipper
opening so that the needle pierces the fabric next to
the fold and the zipper tape.
Sew along the zipper guiding the zipper teeth along
the side edge of the foot.
x
CAUTION:
Be sure that the needle does not strike the presser
foot or zipper teeth when the zipper foot is attached.
c Sew through all layers next to the fold.
Stop 5 cm (2˝) before zipper foot E reaches the slider
on the zipper tape.
Lower the needle slightly into the fabric.
Raise the foot and open the zipper to clear the slider.
Lower the foot and stitch the remainder of the seam.
y Slider
u 5 cm (2˝)
c
y
u
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v Close the zipper and spread the fabric open flat with
the right side facing up.
Attach the Zigzag foot A.
Adjust the stitch length to 5.0, stitch width to 3.5 (default
value) and the thread tension dial to 1.
Baste the opened fabric and zipper tape together.
i Basting
o Zipper tape
v
i
o
b Attach the zipper foot E with the left pin.
Adjust the stitch length and the stitch width to default
value, and thread tension dial to “AUTO”.
Backstitch across the end of the opening 0.7-1 cm
(3/8˝) and turn the fabric 90 degrees.
!0 0.7-1 cm (3/8˝)
b
!0
CAUTION:
Be sure that the needle does not strike the presser
foot or zipper teeth when the zipper foot is attached.
n
n Stitch through the garment and zipper tape, guiding
the zipper teeth along the side edge of the foot.
Stop about 5 cm (2˝) from the top of the zipper.
Unfasten the basting stitches.
Lower the needle into the fabric, raise the foot, and
open the zipper.
!1 5 cm (2˝)
!2 Basting stitches
!1
!2
m Lower the foot and stitch the remainder of the seam,
making sure the fold is even.
Remove the basting threads after seaming.
m
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q
e
Gathering
w
r
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
0.6 cm
Loosen the thread tension to “1” and increase the stitch
length to 5.0.
MODE 1: 01
1
Zigzag foot A
5
NOTE:
Pull up the bobbin thread and draw a 10 cm (4˝) thread
tail to the back before starting to sew.
Use the thread cutter on the face cover.
Sew two rows of straight stitches 0.6 cm (1/4˝) apart.
Knot the threads at the beginning.
Pull the bobbin threads at the end to gather the fabric.
Knot the threads at the end and distribute the gathers
evenly.
q
e
Pintucking
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 04
AUTO
Blind hem foot G
5
Fold the fabric with the wrong sides together.
Place the folded fabric under the blind hem foot.
Align the edge of the fold with the guide on the foot, and
lower the foot.
Sew while guiding the edge of the fold along the guide.
Open the fabric and press the tuck to one side.
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q
Zigzag Stitch
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
e
MODE 1: 10, 11
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
5
Zigzag stitch is used for various sewing needs including
overcasting. It can be used on most woven fabrics.
A dense zigzag stitch can also be used for applique.
Adjusting the stitch length
The stitch length of the zigzag stitches can be altered by
pressing the stitch length adjusting key.
Press the “
” sign on the stitch length adjusting key to
increase the stitch length.
Press the “
” sign on the stitch length adjusting key to
decrease the stitch length.
q Stitch length
q
Adjusting the stitch width
The stitch width of the zigzag stitches can be altered by
pressing the stitch width adjusting key.
Press the “
” sign on the stitch width adjusting key to
increase the stitch width.
Press the “
” sign on the stitch width adjusting key to
decrease the stitch width.
q Stitch width
(A)
(B)
(A): The pattern number 10 (mode 1) has a fixed center needle drop position. The stitch width changes symmetrically.
(B): The pattern number 11 (mode 1) has a fixed right needle drop position. When you change the stitch width, the left needle drop position will change.
w Fixed right needle position
w
q
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q
e
Multiple Zigzag Stitch (Tricot stitch)
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 12
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
5
This stitch is used to finish a raw edge of synthetics and
other stretch fabrics that tend to pucker.
Sew along the fabric edge leaving an adequate seam
allowance.
After sewing, trim the seam allowance close to the
stitches.
q
e
Overedge Stitch
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 13
AUTO
Overedge foot C
5
This stitch can be used to simultaneously seam and
overcast edges of fabrics.
Use this stitch when you do not need to open seams flat.
Place the fabric edge next to the guide of the foot and
then sew.
CAUTION:
Stitch width should be set between 5.0 and 7.0.
The blue tipped needle is recommended for stretch
materials.
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q
Knit Stitch
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
e
MODE 1: 14
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
4
Place your fabric to allow a 5/8˝ (1.5 cm) seam. Trim
excess close to the stitching. Be careful not to cut the
stitches.
q
e
Double Overedge Stitch
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 15
AUTO
Overedge foot C
5
This is an excellent stitch for fabrics that tend to fray
extensively such as linens and gabardines.
Two rows of zigzag stitches are simultaneously sewn
over the edge to insure that fabric will not ravel.
CAUTION:
Stitch width should be set between 5.0 and 7.0.
The blue tipped needle is recommended for stretch
materials.
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q
e
Visible hemming
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 17
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
5
Fold and press a single hem. Place the fabric with the
right side up.
Sew along the fold at the desired depth.
Trim an excessive.
q
e
Blind Hemming
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
q
Select pattern 18 for woven fabrics or pattern 19 for
elastic fabrics.
w
e
e
t
MODE 1: 18, 19
AUTO
Blind hemming foot G
5
Folding the fabric
Fold the fabric to make a hem as shown.
q Heavy fabric
w Fine to medium fabric
e 0.4 – 0.7 cm (3/16˝–1/4˝)
r Overcasting
t Wrong side of fabric
t
r
Sewing
Position the fabric so that the fold comes to the left side of
the guide on the foot.
Lower the presser foot.
Adjust the position of the needle swing with the stitch
width adjusting key so that the needle just pierces the
folded edge of the fabric when the needle comes over to
the left side.
y
u
Sew guiding the fold along the guide.
y Guide on the foot
u Fold
i
Open the fabric with the right side up.
The stitches on the right side of the fabric will be almost
invisible.
i Right side of fabric
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Changing the needle drop position
Press the stitch width adjusting key.
The LCD screen shows the distance between the left
needle position and the guide in millimeters r.
r
Press the “
” sign to move the needle to the right.
Press the “
” sign to move the needle to the left.
q Left needle drop position
w Right needle drop position
e Guide on foot
r Distance between the left needle position and the guide
e
r
NOTE:
The stitch width of patterns 18 (mode 1) and 19 (mode
1) cannot be changed, but the needle drop position
will move.
q w
→
←
Making the straight stitches in pattern number 18
longer
Program a combination of patterns 18 (mode 1) and
pattern 57 (mode 2).
Two straight stitches will be added to the blind hem stitch
when combining with pattern 57 (mode 2) q (Refer to
page 65).
q
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q
e
Shell Tuck
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 20
6−8
Satin stitch foot F
5
Use a light weight fabric (tricot, for example). Fold the
fabric as shown and stitch on the fold.
Allow the needle to just clear the folded edge to create
a shelled edge. You may need to increase the needle
thread tension.
q Folded edge
w Right needle drop position
If you sew rows of shell stitches, space the rows at least
1.5 cm (5/8˝) apart.
You can also sew shell stitches on knits or soft silky
woven fabrics in any direction.
w
q
q
e
r
Button Sewing
w
Machine settings
q Stitch pattern:
w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
t Feed dog:
t
MODE 1:10
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
5
Lowered
NOTE:
Do not use the thread cutter button to cut the threads.
Otherwise, you cannot tie the threads.
Lower the feed dog.
Match the holes of button to the horizontal slot on the
presser foot.
Lower the foot to hold the button in place.
Adjust the stitch width so the needle will enter the left
hole of the button.
Turn the handwheel so that the needle will enter the right
hole of the button. Readjust the stitch width if necessary.
Stitch several times.
After you finish sewing, cut the threads but leave 7.5 cm
– 10 cm (3˝–4˝) of threads at the end.
Pull the bobbin threads to bring the needle threads down
to the wrong side of the fabric.
Tie the threads together.
* After the button sewing is completed, raise the feed dog
for normal sewing.
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Buttonholes
Variety of buttonholes
24 Square buttonhole
This square buttonhole is widely used on medium to
heavy weight fabrics.
The buttonhole size is automatically determined by
placing a button in the foot.
25 Round end buttonhole
This buttonhole is used on fine to medium weight fabrics
especially for blouses and children’s clothes.
26 Fine fabric buttonhole
This buttonhole is rounded at both ends and is used on
fine, delicate fabrics such as fine silk.
27 Keyhole buttonhole
The Keyhole buttonhole is widely used on medium to
heavy weight fabrics. It is also suitable for larger and
thicker buttons.
28-29 Stretch buttonholes
This buttonhole can be used on stretch fabrics. It can
also be used as a decorative buttonhole.
30 Welted buttonhole
This is a template pattern for the hand sewn welted
(bound) buttonhole.
NOTE:
Sewing procedure of patterns 25-30 is the same as
pattern number 24.
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q
Square Buttonhole
w
e
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 24
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
5
The size of a buttonhole is automatically set by placing a
button in the rear of automatic buttonhole foot R.
The button holder of the foot takes a button size of 1 cm
(3/8˝) to 2.5 cm (1˝) in diameter.
When selecting the buttonholes, the LCD screen advise
you to lower the buttonhole lever.
z
NOTE:
It is sometimes necessary to change buttonhole size
to match certain heavy or specific fabrics and threads.
Make a test buttonhole on an extra piece of the fabric
to check your settings.
The preset width of the buttonhole is suited for
ordinary buttons.
Apply an interfacing to stretch or fine fabrics.
q
Sewing
z Pull the button holder to the back, and place the
button in it. Push it together tightly on the button.
q Button holder
NOTE:
If the button is extremely thick, make a test buttonhole
on an extra piece of the fabric.
If it is difficult to fit the button through the test
buttonhole, you can lengthen the buttonhole by pulling
the button holder back a little. The length of the
buttonhole will be increased.
w
w Extra gap
x
x Press the needle up/down button to raise the needle.
Attach the automatic buttonhole foot R snapping the
pin into the groove of the foot holder.
You may lift the presser foot lifter to the extra lifted
position when placing the automatic buttonhole foot
under the foot holder.
Raise the presser foot.
e Groove
r Pin
e
r
c Draw the needle thread to the left through the hole of
foot.
Mark the buttonhole position on the fabric and place
it under the buttonhole foot. Lower the needle at the
starting point by turning the handwheel.
t Starting point
c
t
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v Lower the presser foot and pull the buttonhole lever
down as far as it will go.
u Buttonhole lever
v
u
NOTE:
Make sure there is no gap between the slider and
front stopper, otherwise the buttonhole will be out of
position or there will be a sewing gap.
i No gap
o Starting point
!0 Sewing gap
i
!0
!0
o
!0
o
o
b Start sewing while pulling the needle thread lightly to
the left. After sewing a few stitches, free the thread
and continue sewing.
b
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n The buttonhole is sewn automatically in the sequence
shown. When the buttonhole is finished, the machine
will stop automatically with the needle in the up
position.
Press the thread cutter button and remove the fabric.
n
NOTE:
If you start sewing without pulling down the buttonhole
lever, the LCD screen will show a warning and
the machine will stop after a few stitches. Pull the
buttonhole lever down and start sewing.
m
m After you finish buttonhole sewing, push the
buttonhole lever up as far as it will go.
,
, Place a pin just below the bartack at each end to
prevent accidentally cutting the threads. Cut the
opening with the seam ripper. Use an eyelet puncher
to open a keyhole buttonhole.
NOTE:
To make a solid and sturdy buttonhole, sew another
layer of buttonhole over the previous one.
After the buttonhole is finished, simply press the start/
stop button again.
Do not raise the foot or reselect the pattern.
The machine will sew another buttonhole over the
previous one.
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Manual settings
The buttonhole width can be adjusted by pressing the
stitch width adjusting key.
Press the “
” sign on the stitch width adjusting key to
increase the buttonhole width.
Press the “
” sign on the stitch width adjusting key to
decrease the buttonhole width.
q
q Stitch width adjusting key
w Narrower buttonhole
e Wider buttonhole
NOTE:
The buttonhole width can be adjusted from 2.5 to 7.0.
w
e
Adjusting the buttonhole stitch density
The buttonhole stitch density can be adjusted by pressing
the stitch length adjusting key.
Press the “
” sign on the stitch length adjusting key to
make the buttonhole stitch less dense.
Press the “
” sign on the stitch length adjusting key to
make the buttonhole stitch denser.
q Stitch length adjusting key
w Denser buttonhole
e Less dense buttonhole
q
NOTE:
The stitch density can be adjusted from 0.2 to 0.8.
w
e
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q
e
Round End and Fine Fabric Buttonholes
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 25, 26
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
5
The sewing procedure is the same as the square
buttonhole (refer to pages 40-42).
The machine will sew a buttonhole in the order shown.
q Starting point
NOTE:
The buttonhole width can be adjusted from 2.5 to 5.5.
The stitch density can be adjusted from 0.2 to 0.8.
q
q
e
Keyhole Buttonhole
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 27
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
5
The sewing procedure is the same as the square
buttonhole (refer to pages 40-42).
The machine will sew a buttonhole in the order shown.
Use an eyelet puncher to open a keyhole buttonhole.
q Starting point
w Eyelet puncher
q
w
q
e
NOTE:
The buttonhole width can be adjusted from 5.5 to 7.0.
The stitch density can be adjusted from 0.3 to 0.8.
Stretch Buttonholes
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 28-29
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
5
The sewing procedure is the same as the square
buttonhole (refer to pages 40-42).
The machine will sew a buttonhole in the order shown.
q Starting point
NOTE:
The buttonhole width can be adjusted from 2.5 to 7.0.
The stitch density can be adjusted from 0.5 to 1.0 for
pattern 28 (mode 1), 0.5 to 2.5 for pattern 29 (mode
1). If the stitch balance of the left and right row is not
even, correct it by turning the feed balancing dial (refer
to page 72).
q
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q
e
Corded Buttonhole
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 24
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
5
z Use the same procedure as the square buttonhole
procedure. Set the stitch width to match the thickness
of the cord used. With the buttonhole foot raised,
hook the filler cord on the spur q at the back of the
buttonhole foot.
Bring the ends toward you under the buttonhole foot,
clearing the front end. Hook the filler cord into the
forks w on the front of the automatic buttonhole foot
to hold them tight.
Lower the needle into the garment where the
buttonhole will start, and lower the foot.
q Spur
w Forks
z
w
q
x
x Lower the buttonhole lever.
Pull the needle thread lightly to the left.
Start the machine and sew the buttonhole. Each side
of the buttonhole and the bartacks will be sewn over
the cord.
Remove the fabric from the machine, and cut the
sewing threads only.
c
c Pull the loose ends of the filler cord to tighten it.
Thread the each end of the cord through a handsewing needle. Then draw the both ends to the wrong
side of the fabric and knot.
NOTE:
Cut the filler cord at both ends, if the filler cord is
stitched on the fabric and cannot be pulled.
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q
e
Welted Buttonhole
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
z
A welted buttonhole is made by stitching a strip or patch
of fabric to the buttonhole.
Welted buttonholes are particularly suitable for tailored
garments, but are not recommended for sheer or delicate
fabrics where the patch might show through or add bulk.
w
z Baste a patch to the garment fabric with the right sides together.
q Wrong side of patch
w Right side of garment fabric
q
w
MODE 1: 30
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
5
e
x
x Select pattern 30 (mode 1).
Sew the welted buttonhole on both fabrics together.
Cut the buttonhole opening as illustrated then pull the
patch out through the slit to the other side.
q Wrong side of patch
w Right side of garment fabric
e Right side of patch
q
r
c
c Pull out the patch until the right side of the patch is
showing. Use an iron to press both corner ends until
they are squared off.
e Right side of patch
r Wrong side of garment fabric
e
e
v
v Fold back each side of the patch to form buttonhole lips.
q Wrong side of patch
e Right side of patch
q
r
b
b Press both folds with an iron.
e Right side of patch
r Wrong side of garment fabric
e
w
n Baste both edges of the seam with a needle and thread by hand.
w Right side of garment fabric
n
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t
m
m Fold over the length of the garment fabric, sew back
and forth beside the original seam to secure flaps of
the patch.
r Wrong side of garment fabric
t Sew back and forth
r
,
q
, Fold over the end of fabric and sew back and forth
three times over the triangular end.
q Wrong side of patch
w Right side of garment fabric
r Wrong side of garment fabric
r
w
.
e
r
. The patch should be cut 1 to 1.5 cm (7/16˝ – 5/8˝)
away from the hole. The corners should be cut
rounded off as shown.
e Right side of patch
r Wrong side of garment fabric
y
⁄0 Place the facing on the wrong side of the garment
fabric. Mark the 4 corners with pins as shown.
y Facing
u Garment fabric
⁄0
u
u
⁄1 Turn all the layers over and cut the buttonhole opening
on the facing in the same way as step x.
Four marker pins show you the corner points on the
facing. Fold back each flap between the facing and
patch.
y Facing
u Garment fabric
⁄1
y
u
⁄2
⁄3
⁄2 Stitch around the opening with a needle and thread as
shown.
y Facing
u Garment fabric
y
⁄3 The welted buttonhole is complete.
u Garment fabric
u
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q
e
Darning
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
z x c
MODE 1: 31
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
5
z Attach the automatic buttonhole foot R and pull the button holder all the way out.
Place the fabric under the foot, and lower the needle at the starting point. Then lower the foot.
q Button holder
w Starting point
q
e
x Start the machine and sew to the required length, then
press the reverse button. This sets the darning length.
Continue sewing until the machine stops automatically.
e Reverse button
r Required length
w
c Sew another layer of darning over the first layer, at a right angle to it.
r
NOTE:
The maximum darning length is 2 cm (3/4˝) and the
maximum width is 0.9 cm (3/8˝).
To sew the same size darning
Simply start the machine to sew another darning in the
same size.
To sew the next darning in a different size, press the
memory key.
To sew a shorter darning
Sew the first line to the desired length and stop the
machine.
Press the reverse button and start the machine again.
The machine will sew the rest of the darning and stop
automatically.
e
r
r
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To adjust the evenness of darning stitches
You can correct unevenness of darning stitches by
pressing the “
” or “
” key of the stitch length
adjusting key.
If the left corner is lower than the right side, press the
“
” key to correct it, and vice versa.
d1–d4
NOTE:
The evenness can be adjusted within d1 to d9
(default setting is d5).
d6–d9
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q
e
Tacking
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 32
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
5
Tacking is used to reinforce pockets, crotch seams and
belt carriers where extra strength is needed.
Sewing
Lower the needle at the starting point.
Lower the foot and sew until the machine stops
automatically.
The machine will sew a tacking 1.5 cm (9/16˝) long
automatically.
q Tacking
w Starting point
e 1.5 cm (9/16˝)
q
→
→
e
w
Sewing a shorter tack
To sew a tack shorter than 1.5 cm (9/16˝), first stop the
machine after sewing the required length, and then press
the reverse button.
The required length has been determined.
w
→
e
Start the machine and continue sewing until the machine
stops automatically.
q Starting point
w Required length
e Tack length
r Reverse button
q
Sewing the same size tack
To sew another tack at the same size, simply start the
machine and it will stop automatically when finishing
sewing.
r
Sewing the tack at a different size
To sew the next tack at a different size, press the memory
key to memorize a new size and start sewing from the
beginning.
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q
e
Eyelet
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 1: 33
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
5
The eyelet is used for belt holes etc.
Sewing
Sew until the machine stops automatically.
Open the eyelet with an eyelet puncher or pointed
scissors.
q Starting point
q
Adjusting the shape of an eyelet
Correct the shape of the eyelet as follows:
If the eyelet gap opens, press “
” on the stitch length
adjusting key.
If the eyelet overlaps, press “
” on the stitch length
adjusting key.
q Eyelet gap opens
w Eyelet overlaps
NOTE:
The shape can be adjusted within L1 to L3 (default setting is L2).
L1
q
L3
w
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q
e
–
DECORATIVE STITCHING
w
Applique
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 2: 01-07
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
4
Place an applique on the fabric and baste it in place or
use a fusible web to secure the applique in place.
Guide the applique fabric, so that the needle falls off the
edge of the applique when the needle swings to the right.
(A)
(B)
(A): The patterns number 01, 02 and 05 (mode 2) have a
fixed center needle drop position.
The stitch width changes symmetrically.
(B): The patterns number 03, 04, 06, and 07 (mode 2) have a fixed right needle drop position. When you change the stitch width, the left needle drop position
will change.
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q
e
Fringing
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 2: 01
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
4
Fringing adds a special touch on table linens and shawls.
Choose a firm, woven fabric like linen where threads can
be removed easily.
Carefully cut the fabric on the grain. Remove a single
strand of yarn or thread where the fringing is to begin.
Sew down the left side so the right hand stitches fall in
the open space.
Remove all excess yarn located to the right of the
stitching and create a fringe.
q
e
Drawn Work
w
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
MODE 2: 01
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
4
Drawn work uses the same method as fringing. Choose
a firm, woven fabric like linen where threads can be
removed easily.
z Carefully cut the fabric on the grain. Determine the
width of the drawn work and remove one strand of
yarn or fabric thread at each end.
z
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x Sew down the left side, guiding the fabric so the right
hand stitches fall in open space. After finishing the left
side, press the mirror image key. Sew down the other
side (refer to page 63 for mirror image sewing).
q Mirror image key
x
q
c Remove the yarn or fabric threads between the
stitching.
c
q
Smocking
w
e
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
* Stitch patterns
used.
MODE 2: 12
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
5
(mode 2) can also be
Choose a soft, lightweight fabric such as batiste, gingham
or challis. Cut the fabric three times wider than the
projected width.
Sew rows of straight stitches, 1 cm (3/8˝) apart with the
stitch length “5.0” and thread tension dial at “1” to across
the area to be smocked.
q 1 cm (3/8˝)
Tie the threads along one edge. From the other edge, pull
the bobbin threads to distribute the gathers evenly.
q
NOTE:
Pull up the bobbin thread and draw a 10 cm (4˝) thread
tail to the back before starting to sew.
Use the thread cutter on the face cover.
Select a smocking stitch and return the thread tension
dial to “AUTO”.
Sew the smocking stitches between the gathered rows.
Remove the straight stitches between the gathered rows.
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q
Fagoting
w
e
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
r
* Stitch patterns
used.
MODE 2: 15
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
5
(mode 1)
(mode 2) can also be
Use this stitch to join two pieces of fabric to create an
open work appearance and add design interest.
Fold under each fabric edge 1.5 cm (5/8˝) and press.
Pin the two edges to paper or tear away backing 0.5 cm
(3/16˝) apart.
q
q 0.5 cm (3/16˝)
Sew slowly, guiding the fabric so the needle catches the
folded edge on each side.
After finishing sewing, tear away the paper.
Scallop
q
e
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
w
r
* Stitch pattern
MODE 2: 24
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
5
(mode 2) can also be used.
Sew scallops 1 cm (3/8˝) from the fabric edge.
Trim the allowance close to the stitches.
Make sure not to cut the stitches.
French Knots
q
e
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
w
r
MODE 2: 60
5−8
Satin stitch foot F
5
Tighten the thread tension to 5-8 when sewing.
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Patchwork Piecing
q
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
w
e
r
MODE 1: 05
AUTO
1/4˝ seam foot O or
Zigzag foot A
5
Patchwork piecing
Select pattern 05 (mode 1).
Place the patchwork pieces right sides together. Sew
while guiding the edge of the fabric along the guide on
the foot to keep a precise 1/4˝ seam allowance.
q Guide
w Right sides of the fabric
q
w
Angle scales on the needle plate
You can easily seam patchwork pieces at the desired
angle without marking, by using the angle scales on the
needle plate.
The angle scales are marked at 45, 60, 90 and 120
degrees.
Align the edge of the fabric to the 1/4˝ seam guide line.
q
q Angle scales
w 1/4˝ seam guide line
q
q
w
Patchwork
q
e
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
w
r
* Stitch patterns
also be used.
MODE 2: 44
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
5
(mode 2) can
Open the seam flat with the right side up and sew
patchwork stitch along the seam line.
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Stippling
q
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
w
e
r
* Stitch patterns
MODE 2: 40
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
5
(mode 2) can also be used.
A pre-programmed stippling stitch is a fast and easy
method to quilt small areas.
Place a quilt layer and sew.
Clasp Stitch
q
Machine settings
q Pattern: w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
w
e
r
MODE 2: 43
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
5
You can close quilt layers by using the clasp stitch.
Select stitch pattern 43 (mode 2).
Press the memory key.
Select locking stitch (pattern 89 (mode 2)).
Press the memory key.
Start sewing.
The machine sews clasp stitch and locking stitch then
stops automatically.
Satin Stitches
q
e
−
Machine settings
q Pattern:
w Thread tension:
e Presser foot:
r Foot pressure:
w
r
MODE 2: 30–38
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
5
For a delicate appearance on fabric such as chiffon, use
a single layer with a tear-away backing, if necessary.
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Twin Needle Sewing
The utility stitches and decorative stitches shown on the
left can be sewn with a twin needle.
Replace the needle with the twin needle supplied with
the standard accessories.
Mode 1
CAUTION:
Turn the power switch off before changing the needle.
Do not use twin needles other than the one included
in the standard accessories, otherwise the needle
may hit the needle plate, foot or hook and break.
Mode 2
Insert the extra spool pin into the hole beside the
horizontal spool pin.
Place a spool of thread on the extra spool pin and fix the
spool with the spool holder.
q Extra spool pin
v
x
q
z
Draw both threads from the spools and pass them
through the threading points from z to b.
Make sure that the two strands of thread from the spools
do not get tangled.
NOTE:
Threading from points z to b is the same as for a
single needle (refer to page 17).
Slip one of the threads through the needle bar thread
guide on the left, and the other one on the right.
Thread the needles from front to back.
c
b
NOTE:
The needle threader cannot be used with the twin
needle.
b
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NOTE:
• When you sew patterns with the twin needle, test
the stitches first before you sew on the garment.
• Use the zigzag foot A or satin stitch foot F for twin
needle sewing.
• When changing the sewing direction, raise the
needle and presser foot then turn the fabric.
• When you select stitch patterns not for twin needle
sewing and press the twin needle key, the twin
needle mark will blink on the LCD screen and the
caution buzzer sound.
e
w
r
• Stitch patterns cannot be memorized in the twin
needle mode.
• Use the thread cutter on the face cover when
trimming threads.
• Use fine threads #60 or larger number for the twin
needle sewing.
Buttonholes and specialty stitches such as darning or
eyelet, and monogram cannot be selected.
w Twin needle key
e Twin needle icon
r Maximum width (3.0)
Select the desired pattern suitable for twin needle
sewing.
Press the twin needle key.
The LCD screen shows a twin needle icon and the
maximum permissible stitch width is restricted to 3.0 mm.
The needle drop position of straight stitches is restricted
to between 2.0 and 5.0.
After twin needle sewing is finished, press the twin
needle key. The twin needle icon blinks.
Replace the twin needle with a single needle.
Turn off and on the power switch or press the twin needle
key to return to the single stitch mode.
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PROGRAMMING A PATTERN
COMBINATION
Pattern Combination
Example: Programming patterns 34 and 35 (mode 2).
NOTE:
• Patterns in the different groups, letters and
numbers can also be programmed.
• Check tension balance by test sewing.
Manual tension adjustment may be required when
sewing a pattern combination.
• Up to 50 stitch patterns combination can be
memorized.
z
x
z Select pattern 34 (mode 2).
x Press the memory key.
c
c Select pattern 35 (mode 2).
v
v Press the memory key.
b
b Start sewing. Combination of patterns 34 and 35 will
be sewn continuously.
NOTE:
If you press the auto-lock button in the middle of
sewing, the machine will sew to the end of the current
pattern, sew locking stitches and stop automatically.
q Auto-lock button
q
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Programming Auto-lock Stitch
Example: Programming patterns 32 (mode 2) and autolock stitch. The machine will sew the pattern, auto-lock
stitch, and stop automatically.
z
z Select pattern 32 (mode 2).
x
x Press the memory key.
c
c Select pattern 89 (mode 2).
Press the memory key.
q
v Start sewing. Pattern 32 and 89 (auto-lock stitch) will
be sewn automatically.
w Auto-lock stitch
v
NOTE:
The locking stitch at the beginning q is
pre-programmed.
w
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Programming Automatic Thread Cutting
To cut the threads automatically after sewing the pattern
combination, press automatic thread cutting key.
The cutter sign will be indicated on the LCD screen.
Press the automatic thread cutting key again to cancel it.
q Cutter sign
q
z
z Select pattern 34 (mode 2).
x
x Press the memory key.
c
c Select pattern 35 (mode 2).
v
v Press the memory key.
b
b Press the automatic thread cutting key.
The cutter sign appears on the LCD screen.
w Automatic thread cutting key
q
w
n Start sewing.
The machine will sew the pattern combination,
auto-lock stitch and cut the threads, then stop
automatically.
n
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Pattern Combination with a Mirror Image
Example: Pattern 34 (mode 2) and its mirror image
z
z Select pattern 34 (mode 2).
x
x Press the memory key.
c
c Select pattern 34 (mode 2).
Press the mirror image key.
The mirror sign will appear on the LCD screen.
q Mirror sign
q
v
v Press the memory key.
b
b Start sewing.
The machine will sew the pattern combination
repeatedly.
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Resuming a Pattern from the Beginning
z x
If you have to stop sewing in the middle of a pattern and
wish to sew it over again, press the startover key to sew
the pattern from the beginning.
Example: Pattern 32 (mode 2)
q
c
z Select pattern 32 (mode 2). Start sewing.
x Sewing stopped.
q Stopped position
w
c Press the startover key.
w Startover key
v Sewing starts from the beginning of the pattern.
v
Resuming a Pattern Combination from the
Beginning
If you have to stop sewing in the middle of a pattern
combination and wish to start sewing again from the
incomplete pattern, press the startover key to select the
pattern you wish to start over from.
Example: Pattern combination 32, 34 and 35 (mode 2)
z Program the pattern combination 32, 34 and 35 in mode 2.
Start sewing.
z
x
x Sewing stopped. The number of sewing order appears
on the LCD screen.
q Stopped position
w Sewing order
w
q
c
c Press the startover key. The number will count down
and the stitch image will be displayed each time you
press the startover key. Select the stitch pattern you
wish to start over from.
e Startover key
w
e
w
v
v Press the start/stop button.
Sewing starts from the number of the programmed
stitch pattern.
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Bridge Stitches
Stitch patterns number 55 to 59 (mode 2) are bridge
stitches, which are used to insert straight stitches after a
stitch pattern.
NOTE:
The bridge stitches number 57 and 59 (mode 2)
cannot be selected individually.
Insert the bridge stitches after a stitch pattern.
When the pattern is deleted, the inserted bridge
stitches are also deleted.
Example: Combination of pattern 08 (mode 2) and
pattern 57 (mode 2).
z
z Select pattern 08 (mode 2).
x
x Press the memory key.
c
c Select pattern 57 (mode 2).
v
v Press the memory key.
b
b Start sewing.
Two counts of the straight stitch are added to pattern
08.
q Bridge stitch
q
q
NOTE:
The number on the right of the stitch image indicates
stitch counts to be inserted.
The stitch length and needle drop position of patterns
55, 56 and 58 in mode 2 are independent from those
of the combined pattern.
Patterns 57 and 59 in mode 2 will inherit the stitch
length and needle drop position of a previous pattern
in the programmed pattern combination.
Use patterns 55 or 56 in mode 2 with satin stitches.
q Pattern 55
w Pattern 56
Use pattern 58 in mode 2 if you wish to add straight
stretch stitches.
w
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Use the stitch pattern 88 (blank space) in mode 1 or 2 if
you wish to insert a space between stitch patterns.
w Blank space
w
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Monogramming
Selecting a character
In mode 3, 4 and 5, you can program text by entering the
number and alphabets.
Mode 3: Alphabets/number/symbol
Mode 4: European accented letters
Mode 5: Cyrillic letters
Programming a monogram
z x
Example: To program “R&B”
z Press the mode key 2 times to enter mode 3.
x Select pattern 28.
c
c Press the memory key.
v
v Select pattern 64.
b
b Press the memory key.
n
n Select pattern 12.
m
m Press the memory key.
,
, Press the auto thread cutting key.
The cutter sign will appear.
.
. Press the start/stop button.
The machine will sew “R&B”, cut the threads and stop
automatically.
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Spacing
To enter the space in monogramming, select the stitch
pattern 97, 98 or 99 in mode 3, 4, or 5.
q Pattern 97: Small-size space (2.5 mm)
w Pattern 98: Medium-size space (3.5 mm)
e Pattern 99: Large-size space (5.0 mm)
q
w
e
Reducing the size of letters
To reduce the height of character to approximately 2/3 of
its original size, select the character with the cursor key
and press “
” of the stitch width adjusting key.
AA
2/3
Editing a Pattern Combination
Viewing a long combination
The LCD screen only shows one pattern at a time.
If the entire combination is not displayed, press the cursor
key to view the rest of the combination.
Press the right arrow “
cursor to the right.
Press the left arrow “
cursor to the left.
e
w
” q on the cursor key to shift the
” w on the cursor key to shift the
NOTE:
Arrow signs ( ,
) r on the LCD screen indicate
that there is the rest of the combination in that
direction.
q
r
Once sewing has started, the cursor appears under the
first pattern and will shift to the right as you sew.
Press the cursor key again to view the hidden patterns or
to edit the pattern combination.
The cursor will blink and can be moved to the desired
position.
r
q
w
e
r
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Right arrow
Left arrow
Cursor
Arrow sign
Deleting and Inserting a Pattern
Example: Deleting pattern “B” and inserting “W” from
“ABC”.
z
z Press the cursor key to shift the cursor under the
pattern to be deleted.
Move the cursor under the pattern “B”.
x
x Press the clear key.
Pattern “B” will be deleted.
c
c Enter “W”.
Pattern “W” will be inserted between “A” and “C”.
v
v Press the memory key to memorize the new pattern
combination.
NOTE:
Pressing and holding the clear key will delete all the
programmed patterns and the LCD screen will return
to the display prior to programming.
Duplicating a Pattern
Example: Duplicating a “W”.
z
z Press the cursor key to shift the cursor under the
pattern to be duplicated.
x
x Press the memory key and “W” will be duplicated after
the pattern “W”.
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Uniform Stitch Adjustment
The stitch width and length of the programmed patterns
can be uniformly adjusted.
Example: Adjusting the stitch width of the programmed
pattern 39 (mode 2) and its mirror image.
Shift the cursor to the right of the last programmed
pattern.
Press the stitch width adjusting key to adjust the stitch
width.
NOTE:
Stitch length can be uniformly adjusted if the
programmed patterns in the same category (satin
stitches or stretch stitches) have been programmed.
q
w
The stitch width of the programmed patterns will be
adjusted uniformly.
q Original width
w Uniformly adjusted width
Unified Needle Drop Position
(A)
(B)
(C)
The needle drop position of the programmed patterns will
vary depending on the pattern combination:
(D)
(A) Unified to the left when combining the patterns with the left needle position and the center needle position.
(B) Unified to the right when combining the patterns with
the center needle position and the right needle position.
(C) Unified to the center when combining the patterns with the left needle position and the right needle position.
(D) Unified to the center when combining the patterns with the left, center and right needle positions.
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Individual Stitch Adjustment
The stitch width and length can be individually adjusted
for each pattern in a programmed combination.
Example: Changing the stitch width of the one pattern in
the combination
z
z Select pattern 32 (mode 2).
Press the memory key.
x
x Press the memory key again.
c
c Press the cursor key to shift the cursor under the
second pattern.
v
v Press the stitch width adjusting key to adjust the width
to “3.5”.
b
b Press the start/stop button.
The machine will sew the pattern combination.
The stitch width of the second pattern in the
combination is adjusted.
NOTE:
To view the stitch settings of each pattern, shift the
cursor under the desired pattern then press the stitch
width or length adjusting key. The settings will be
displayed at the bottom of the LCD screen.
If you press the stitch width or length adjusting key
when the cursor is to the right of the last programmed
pattern, individual adjustments will be cancelled and
uniform adjustment will be applied.
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Correcting Distorted Stitch Patterns
The sewing results of the stitch patterns may vary
depending upon sewing conditions, such as sewing
speed, type of the fabric, number of layers etc.
Always test sew on a scrap piece of the fabric that you
wish to use.
If stretch stitch patterns, monogram or the stretch
buttonhole is distorted, correct it with the feed balancing
dial.
Set the feed balancing dial at the neutral position for
normal sewing.
q Feed balancing dial
w Neutral position
w
q
NOTE:
Return the feed balancing dial to its neutral position
when the sewing is finished.
+
+
+
–
Stretch stitch pattern
Example: Pattern 44 (mode 2)
If the pattern is compressed, turn the feed balancing dial
in the direction of “+”.
If the pattern is drawn out, turn the feed balancing dial in
the direction of “–”.
Letters and numbers
Example: Pattern 08 (mode 3)
If the pattern is compressed, turn the feed balancing dial
in the direction of “+”.
If the pattern is drawn out, turn the feed balancing dial in
the direction of “–”.
–
Stitch balance of the stretch buttonholes
Example: Pattern 28 (mode 1)
If the right row is denser, turn the dial in the direction of “+”.
If the left row is denser, turn the dial in the direction of “–”.
–
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
z
w
WARNING:
q
• Turn the power switch off and unplug the machine
before cleaning.
• Do not dismantle the machine in any way other
than as explained in this section.
q
Cleaning the Hook Area
Clean the hook area at least once a month.
z Turn the power switch off and unplug the machine.
Remove the needle and presser foot.
Remove the setscrews on the needle plate with the
screwdriver supplied with the machine.
Remove the needle plate.
q Setscrews
w Screwdriver
x
e
x Take out the bobbin and bobbin holder.
e Bobbin holder
c Clean the bobbin holder with a lint brush.
Clean the feed dog and auto thread cutter device with
the lint brush.
r Lint brush
t Feed dog
y Auto thread cutter device
c
e
r
r
t
y
v
v Clean the hook race with a soft cloth.
u Soft cloth
u
b Insert the bobbin holder so that the knob fits next to
the stopper in the hook race.
Insert the bobbin.
Attach the needle plate, presser foot and needle.
i Knob
o Stopper
b
e
o
i
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Cleaning the Inside of the Thread Guide
Clean the inside of the thread guide plate under the top
cover at least once a month.
z
z Remove the needle thread and remove the thread
guide plate by pulling it up.
q Thread guide plate
q
x Remove lint and dust from the brush on the underside
of the thread guide plate using a lint brush.
w Brush on the thread guide plate
x
w
c Clean the area around and under the pre-tension leaf
with the lint brush.
e Pre-tension leaf
c
e
v
v Set the thread guide plate on the machine, inserting
the tenons into the slots. Push the thread guide plate
down to snap it in place.
r Tenon
r
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Problems and Warning Signals
If a buzzer sounds and the LCD screen shows a warning sign, follow the guidance below.
Warning Sign
Cause
Try this
1. The start/stop button is pressed with the foot control
connected.
2. The foot control is out of order.
(The foot control sign keeps blinking.)
Disconnect the foot control.
The machine is started without lowering the presser foot.
The machine will stop if the presser foot is raised while
sewing.
Contact the service center
or the store from whom the
machine was purchased.
Lower the presser foot and
start the machine.
The bobbin winder spindle is shifted to the right.
Lower the presser foot and
start the machine again.
Shift the bobbin winder
spindle to the left for
stitching.
The machine will stop if the buttonhole is sewn without
lowering the buttonhole lever.
Lower the buttonhole lever
and start the machine again.
The twin needle key is pressed when a pattern unsuitable Select the pattern suitable
for twin needle sewing has been selected.
for twin needle sewing.
The twin needle key is pressed when the twin needle sign Replace the twin needle with
is indicated on the LCD screen.
a single needle and press
the twin needle key.
The machine is started after halting due to overload.
The selected stitch patter cannot be flipped.
(E1-E7)
Audible Signal
pip
pip-pip-pip
peep
pip pi-pi-pi-peep
The machine does not work properly due to a problem in
the control circuit.
The Buzzer sounds when:
Normal operation.
Invalid operation or malfunction.
E1-E7 error occurred.
Buttonhole is completed.
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Wait for at least 15 seconds to
restart.
Turn the power switch OFF.
Remove tangled threads
around take-up lever, hook
race and automatic thread
cutting mechanism.
Select the other stitch
pattern for a mirror image.
Contact the service center
or the store from whom the
machine was purchased.
Troubleshooting
Condition
The needle thread
breaks
Cause
1. The needle thread is not threaded properly.
2. The needle thread tension is too tight.
3. The needle is bent or blunt.
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted.
5. The needle thread is not set under the presser foot when start sewing.
6. The thread is tangled around the spool.
The bobbin thread 1. The bobbin thread is not threaded properly in the bobbin holder.
breaks
2. Lint has collected in the bobbin holder.
3. The bobbin is damaged and does not turn smoothly.
The needle breaks 1. The needle is incorrectly inserted.
2. The needle clamp screw is loose.
3. The needle is too fine for the fabric being used.
4. An inappropriate presser foot is used.
Skipped stitches
1. The needle is incorrectly inserted, bent or blunt.
2. The needle and/or threads are not suitable for the work being sewn.
3. A blue tip needle is not being used for sewing stretch, very fine fabrics
and synthetics.
4. The needle thread is not threaded properly.
5. A poor quality needle is used.
Seam puckering
1. The needle thread tension is too tight.
2. The needle thread is not threaded properly.
3. The needle is too heavy for the fabric being sewn.
4. The stitch length is too long for the fabric.
5. The foot pressure is not adjusted properly.
6. A stabilizer is not used when sewing very fine fabrics.
The fabric is not
1. The feed dog is packed with lint.
feeding smoothly
2. The stitches are too fine.
3. The feed dog is not raised after ”drop feed” sewing.
Loops on the seams 1. The needle thread tension is too loose.
2. The needle is too thick or too fine for the fabric.
The machine does 1. The machine is not plugged in or foot control is not connected.
not work
2. Thread has been caught in the hook race.
3. The presser foot is not lowered.
Buttonhole sewing 1. The stitch density is not suitable for the fabric being sewn.
is not sewn properly 2. The interfacing has not been used for the stretch or synthetic fabric.
3. The buttonhole lever is not lowered.
The machine is
1. Thread has been caught in the hook race.
noisy
2. Lint has built up in the hook race or bobbin holder.
Layers shift
1. The foot pressure is not suitable for fabrics being sewn.
Auto thread cutting 1. Thread is too thick for the auto thread cutting.
failed
2. Threads have been caught in the thread cutter mechanism.
The stitch pattern
1. The stitch pattern is 57 or 59 in mode 2 (Bridge stitches).
cannot be selected.
It is not abnormal for a faint humming sound to be heard from the internal motors.
The LCD screen and function key area may become warm after several hours of continuous use.
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Reference
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Use the spool holder.
Page 16
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Change the bobbin.
Page 13
Page 13
Page 13
Use the correct foot.
Page 13
Page 13
Use the stretch stitch
needle.
Page 17
Change the needle.
Page 11
Page 17
Page 13
Make stitch shorter.
Page 10
Apply a stabilizer.
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Make stitch longer.
Page 10
Page 11
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Page 10
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Apply an interfacing.
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