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Janome Hello Kitty 15312 Owner Manual
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:
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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.
Always unplug before replacing a sewing machine bulb. Replace bulb with same type
rated 15 Watts.
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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.
WARNING— To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons:
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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.
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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
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Please note that on disposal, this product must be safely recycled in accordance with relevant National
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(European Union only)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION I. ESSENTIAL PARTS
Name of Parts...................................................... 2
Extension Table.................................................... 3
Free Arm Sewing.................................................. 3
Standard Accessories.......................................... 3
Accessories Storage Box..................................... 3
SECTION V. DECORATIVE STITCHING
Shell Tuck........................................................... 20
Smocking............................................................ 20
Applique.............................................................. 21
Stretch Stitch Patterns........................................ 21
SECTION VI. TAKING CARE OF YOUR MACHINE
Cleaning the Bobbin Case and the Hook........... 22
Dismantling Shuttle Race Unit........................... 22
Assembling Shuttle Race Unit............................ 22
Cleaning the Feed Dog....................................... 22
Sewing Light....................................................... 23
Troubleshooting.................................................. 24
SECTION II. GETTING READY TO SEW
Connecting the Machine to the Power Supply...... 4
Controlling Sewing Speed.................................... 4
Presser Foot Lifter................................................ 5
Changing Presser Foot........................................ 5
To Attach and Remove the Foot Holder............... 5
Changing Needles................................................ 6
To check the needle.............................................. 6
Thread and Needle Chart..................................... 6
Setting Spool Pins................................................ 7
Removing or Inserting the Bobbin Case............... 7
Winding the Bobbin.............................................. 8
Threading Bobbin Case........................................ 8
Threading the Machine......................................... 9
Drawing Up Bobbin Thread................................ 10
Thread Tension Dial............................................ 10
Stitch Selector Dial............................................. 11
Stitch Length Dial............................................... 11
Reverse Stitch Button......................................... 12
Darning Plate...................................................... 12
SECTION III. BASIC SEWING
Straight Stitch Sewing........................................ 13
Seam Guide Lines.............................................. 14
Turning a Square Corner.................................... 14
Zigzag Stitching.................................................. 14
SECTION IV. UTILITY STITCHING
Tricot Stitch......................................................... 15
Knit Stitch........................................................... 15
Straight Stretch................................................... 16
Rick-rack Stretch................................................ 16
Sewing Buttons................................................... 17
Buttonhole.......................................................... 18
Zipper Application............................................... 19
Blind Hem Stitch................................................. 19
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SECTION I. ESSENTIAL PARTS
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Name of Parts
q Reverse stitch button
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w Pattern selector dial
!0
e Stitch length dial
!1
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r Bobbin winder stopper
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t Bobbin winder spindle
q
!2
y Spool pins
u Bobbin winder thread guide
i Thread guide
o Thread take-up lever
!0 Thread tension dial
!3
!1 Face cover
!2 Needle plate
!3 Extension table
!4
!4 Presser foot holder
!5
!5 Needle clamp
!6
!6 Needle
!7
!7 Presser foot
!8 Carrying handle
!9 Handwheel
@0 Power switch
!8
@1 Machine socket
@2 Free arm
@3 Presser foot lifter
!9
@3
@4 Foot control
NOTE:
To carry the sewing machine, hold the carrying
handle with your hand, and support the sewing
machine with the other hand.
NOTE:
Sewing machine design and specifications are
subject to change without prior notice.
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@1
@0
@4
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Extension Table
The extension table provides added sewing
surface and can be easily removed for free arm
sewing.
Detaching the table:
Pull the table away from the machine.
Free Arm Sewing
Avoid fabric bunching around the needle when
bartacking to reinforce pockets, plackets and
waistlines.
For stitching sleeves, waistbands, pant legs or
any circular garment area.
For darning socks or mending knees, elbows or
areas of wear in children's clothes.
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Standard Accessories
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Bobbins
Seam ripper/ Buttonhole opener
Needle set
Sliding buttonhole foot
Blind hem foot
Zipper foot
Darning plate
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Accessories Storage Box
Sewing accessories are conveniently located in
the extension table.
q Accessories storage box
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SECTION II. GETTING READY TO SEW
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Connecting the Machine to the Power Supply
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z Turn off the power switch.
x Insert the machine plug into the machine
socket.
c Insert the power supply plug into the outlet.
v Turn on the power switch to turn on the power
and sewing light.
q Power supply plug
w Power switch
e Outlet
r Machine socket
t Machine plug
CAUTION:
Before connecting the power cord, make
sure the voltage and frequency shown on the
machine conform to your electrical power.
NOTE:
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
from the power supply:
– when leaving the machine unattended.
– when attaching or removing parts.
– when clearning the machine.
Do not place anything on the foot control,
otherwise the machine will run inadvertently.
Operating Instructions (for the U.S.A and
Canada only)
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade
wider than the other). To reduce the risk of an
electric shock, this plug is intended to fit in a
polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does
not fit 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.
Foot Controller Model KD-1902, YC-482J-EC or
TJC-150 is used with this machine.
Controlling Sewing Speed
Sewing speed can be varied by the foot control.
The harder you press on the foot control, the faster
the machine runs.
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Presser Foot Lifter
The presser foot lifter raises and lowers your
presser foot.
You can raise it about 0.6 cm (1/4˝) higher than
the normal up position for easy removal of the
presser foot or to help you to place heavy fabric
under the foot.
q Lowest position
w Normal up position
e Highest position
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Changing Presser Foot
q Presser foot
w Groove
e Pin
CAUTION:
When attaching or removing presser foot, turn
OFF the power switch.
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• To remove
Turn the handwheel toward you to raise the
needle bar to its highest position.
Raise the presser foot.
Push the toe of the presser foot q to snap it off
the foot holder.
• To attach
Place the presser foot so that the pin e on the
foot lines up directly below the groove w of the
foot holder. Lower the foot holder to lock the foot
in place.
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To Attach and Remove the Foot Holder
q Thumb screw
w Foot holder
e Presser bar
q
• To remove
Remove the thumb screw q by turning it counterclockwise with a screwdriver.
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• To attach Match the hole in the foot holder w with the
threaded hole in the presser bar e. Fit the
thumb screw q into the hole. Tighten the screw
q by turning it clockwise with screwdriver.
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Changing Needles
Raise the needle by turning the handwheel toward
you and lower the presser foot.
z Loosen the needle clamp screw by turning it
counterclockwise.
Remove the needle from the clamp.
x Insert the new needle into the clamp with the
flat side away from you.
When inserting the needle into the clamp, push
it up as far as it will go and tighten the clamp
screw firmly with the screwdriver.
To check the needle
Place the flat side of the needle on something flat
(needle plate, glass etc.). The clearance between
the needle and flat surface should be consistent.
Never use a bent or blunt needle.
Thread and Needle Chart
* In general, fine threads and needles are used
for sewing thin fabrics, and thicker threads and
needles are used for sewing heavy fabrics.
* Always test thread and needle size on a small
piece of the fabric which will be used for actual
sewing.
* Use the same thread for needle and bobbin.
* When sewing stretch, very fine fabrics and
synthetics,use a BLUE TIPPED needle.
The blue tipped needle effectively prevents
skipped stitches.
Fabrics
Crepe de Chine, Voile,
Light
weight Lawn, Organdy,
Georgette,
Tricot
Thread
Fine Silk
Fine Cotton
Fine Synthetic
Fine Cotton
Covered
Polyester
Needle Size
9
or
11
Medium Linens, Cotton, Piqué, 50 silk
weight Serge, Double Knits, 50 to 80 Cotton
Percale
50 to 60
Synthetic
Cotton Covered
Polyester
11
or
14
Denim, Tweed,
50 silk
Gabardine,
Suiting, Drapery and
40 to 50 Cotton
Upholstery Fabric
40 to 50
Synthetic
Cotton Covered
Polyester
14
or
16
Heavy
weight
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Setting Spool Pins
The spool pins are used for holding the spool of
thread in order to feed thread to the machine.
To use, pull up the spool pin. Push down for
storage.
Removing or Inserting the Bobbin Case
Open the hook cover.
q Hook cover
q
Raise the needle by turning the handwheel toward
you. Take out the bobbin case by holding the latch.
w Latch
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When inserting the bobbin case, place the horn
into the recess of the hook race.
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Winding the Bobbin
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z Pull the handwheel out.
x Draw the thread from the spool.
Guide the thread around the bobbin winder thread guide.
c Insert the thread through the hole in the bobbin
from the inside to the outside.
Put the bobbin on the bobbin winder spindle.
v Push it to the right.
b With the free end of the thread held in your hand, depress the foot control.
Stop the machine when it has made a few turns, and cut the thread close to the hole in the bobbin.
n Depress the foot control again.
When the bobbin is fully wound, stop the machine.
Return the bobbin winder spindle to its original
position by moving the spindle to the left, and
cut the thread.
m Push the handwheel back into the original position.
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NOTE:
Return the bobbin winder spindle when the machine stops.
Threading Bobbin Case
z Place the bobbin into the bobbin case.
Make sure the thread unwinds in the direction
of arrow.
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x Pull the thread into the bobbin case slot.
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c Draw the thread under the tension spring and
into the delivery eye.
* Leave about 10 cm (4˝) of free thread.
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Threading the Machine
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Raise the take-up lever to its highest position by
turning the handwheel toward you.
Raise the presser foot.
Place a spool on the spool pin as shown, with
thread coming from back of the spool.
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b
z Draw the thread into thread guide using both hands.
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x While holding the thread near spool, draw thread down into the tension area and then around the check spring holder.
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c Firmly draw the thread up and through the
take–up lever from right to left.
v Then draw the thread down and slip it into needle bar thread guide on the left.
b Thread the needle eye from front to back.
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NOTE: You may want to cut the thread end with sharp scissors for easier needle threading.
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Drawing Up Bobbin Thread
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z Raise the presser foot and hold the needle thread lightly with your left hand.
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x Turn the handwheel slowly toward you with
your right hand until the needle goes down and
continue turning the handwheel until the takeup lever is at its highest position.
Lightly draw up the needle thread forming a
loop of the bobbin thread.
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c Pull 10 cm (6˝) of both threads back and under
the presser foot.
Thread Tension Dial
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• Correct tension
The thread tension is adjusted depending
on the sewing materials, layers of fabric and
sewing method.
For an ideal zigzag stitch, the bobbin thread
does not show on the right side (top side) of
the fabric, and the needle thread shows slightly
on the wrong side (bottom side) of the fabric.
q Needle thread (Top thread)
w Bobbin thread (Bottom thread)
e Right side (Top side) of fabric
r Wrong side (Bottom side) of fabric
t Thread tension dial
y Setting mark
• Needle thread tension is too tight
When the bobbin thread (bottom thread)
appears on the right side (top side) of the fabric, loosen the needle thread tension by
moving the dial to a lower number.
• Needle thread tension is too loose
When the needle thread (top thread) appears
on the wrong side (bottom side) of the fabric, tighten the needle thread tension by moving the dial to a higher number.
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Stitch Selector Dial
q
Turn the stitch selector dial to set the setting mark
with the symbol corresponding to the desired
pattern.
q Setting mark
CAUTION
To avoid needle or fabric damage, make sure
the needle is up and out of the fabric while
selecting a stitch.
A B
C D E
F G
Stitch Length Dial
Turn the stitch length dial to set the setting mark
with the desired stitch length.
The higher the number, the longer the stitch
length.
q Setting mark
• Adjust the dial in the 0.5–4 range when you
sew the zigzag stitch.
• Set the dial at “S.S.” to sew the stretch stitch
pattern sewing.
• If the stretch stitch pattern is uneven, turn
the stitch length dial in the direction of “–” to
compress it, or “+” to expand it.
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+
S.S.
–
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Reverse Stitch Button
As long as you keep the reverse stitch button
depressed, the machine will sew in reverse.
Darning Plate
Position the darning plate with 3 pins on the bottom.
Fit the darning plate pins into the needle plate
holes. The feed dogs will show through the darning
plate holes.
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SECTION III. BASIC SEWING
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Straight Stitch Sewing
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Pattern selector:
Presser foot:
Thread tension:
Stitch length:
A or B
Zigzag foot
2–6
1.5–4
z Raise the presser foot and position the fabric
with its edge lining up with a seam guide line
on the needle plate.
Lower the needle into the fabric.
Lower the presser foot and smooth the threads
toward the back. Depress the foot control.
Gently guide the fabric along the guide line letting the fabric feed by itself.
x For fastening the end of seams, press the reverse stitch lever and sew several reverse stitches.
Raise the presser foot and remove the fabric,
drawing the threads to the back.
c Cut the threads with the thread cutter q.
The threads are now the proper length to begin
sewing the next seam.
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To change the direction
Stop the machine and turn the handwheel toward
you to bring the needle down into the fabric. Raise
the presser foot.
Pivot the fabric around the needle to change
sewing direction as desired.
Lower the presser foot and continue sewing.
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Seam Guide Lines
The numbers on the needle plate indicate the
distance between the center needle position and
the guideline.
The numbers in front are centimeters.
The numbers in back are fractions of an inch.
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Number
Distance (cm)
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15
1.5
20
2.0
4/8
1.3
5/8
1.6
6/8
1.9
q Center needle position
w Guide lines
e Numbers
Turning a Square Corner
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To turn a square corner 5/8” (1.6 cm) from the
fabric edge.
Stop stitching and lower the needle by turning the
handwheel counterclockwise.
Raise the presser foot and turn the fabric to line
the edge with the 5/8” (1.6 cm) seam guide.
Lower the presser foot and begin stitching in the
new direction.
Line up the fabric edge facing you with the
cornering guide shown.
q Cornering guide
Zigzag Stitching
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Pattern selector:
Presser foot:
Thread tension:
Stitch length:
C
Zigzag foot
2–5
0.5–4
Simple zigzag stitching is widely used for
overcasting, sewing on buttons, etc.
Turn the pattern selector between the zigzag
stitch (C) and straight stitch (left position) (B) to
adjust the stitch width.
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SECTION IV. UTILITY STITCHING
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Tricot Stitch
q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
r Stitch length:
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Zigzag foot
1–4
0.5–4
This stitch is used to finish the raw edge on synthetics and other fabrics that tend to pucker.
Place your fabric to allow a 1.6 cm (5/8") seam.
Trim the seam allowance after sewing.
Be careful not to cut the stitches.
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Knit Stitch
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Pattern selector:
Presser foot:
Thread tension:
Stitch length:
G
Zigzag foot
1–4
S.S.
This knit stitch is ideal for sewing swimwear and
stretch velour because it provides the greatest
amount of elasticity and strength.
Place your fabric to allow a 1.6 cm (5/8˝) seam.
Trim the seam allowance after sewing.
Be careful not to cut the stitches.
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Straight Stretch
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q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
r Stitch length:
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A
Zigzag foot
2–6
S.S.
This strong, durable stitch is recommended where
both elasticity and strength are necessary to
ensure comfort and durability.
Use it to reinforce areas such as crotch and
armhole seams as well as to eliminate puckering
on knits and stretch fabrics. Also use when
constructing items requiring extra strength such
as backpacks.
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Rick-rack Stretch
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q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
r Stitch length:
C
Zigzag foot
2–6
S.S.
Sew on stretch fabrics in any area that you might
use a zigzag stitch. This stitch is also used as a
decorative topstitch.
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Sewing Buttons
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q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
r Stitch length:
t Darning plate
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C
Zigzag foot
3–7
Any
t
Attach the darning plate. Match the holes in the
button with the horizontal slot on the presser foot.
Adjust the stitch width matching the distance of
the holes in the button. Lower the foot to hold the
button in place. Check to see if the needle enters
into the holes in the button by turning the handwheel by hand. Sew about ten (10) stitches.
To strengthen the shank, cut the threads leaving about 4.0˝ (10.0 cm). Bring the needle thread
down through one of the holes in the button and
wind it around the shank. Bring the needle thread
to the wrong side (bottom side) and knot.
After button sewing is completed, remove the
darning plate.
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Buttonhole
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q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
r Stitch length:
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(BH)
Sliding buttonhole foot
1–5
* Make a test buttonhole on a sample duplicating the fabric, interfacing and seams
of the actual garment.
* Place the button on the fabric sample and
mark the top and bottom to determine the
position of the buttonhole.
* Use interfacing on stretch fabrics.
z Carefully mark buttonhole length on fabric.
Place the fabric under the foot with the
buttonhole marking running toward you.
x Move the slider (A) toward you so that the top
mark (C) on the slider meets the start mark
(B). Line up the markings on the foot with
the top mark on the fabric.
NOTE: The scale on the slider is engraved in
centimeters.
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(A)
(C)
(B)
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c Set the pattern selector dial at “ ”.
Sew forward until you reach the front marking
of your buttonhole.
Stop sewing at a left stitch.
v Set the pattern selector dial at “ ”.
Sew 5 stitches. Stop sewing at a right stitch.
b Set the pattern selector dial at “ ”.
Sew until you reach the back marking of the
buttonhole. Stop sewing at a right stitch.
n Set the pattern selector dial at “ ”.
Sew a few bartacks and raise the needle
from the fabric.
Set the pattern selector dial at a straight
stitch.
Sew a few locking stitches.
m Remove the fabric from the machine and cut
the sewing thread. Insert a pin inside the
bartack.
Then cut the opening with a seam ripper.
Take care not to cut the stitches.
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Zipper Application
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q Pattern selector:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
r Stitch length:
r
A
Zipper foot
2–6
1.5-4
Pin or baste zipper tape to fabric and place it
under the foot.
Smooth the threads toward the back and lower
the foot.
To sew the left side of the zipper, guide the zipper
teeth along the edge of the foot and stitch through
the garment and zipper tape.
Turn the fabric and sew the other side of the
zipper in the same way as you did the left side.
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Blind Hem Stitch
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[A]
[B]
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Pattern selector:
Presser foot:
Thread tension:
Stitch length:
E or F
Blind hem foot
1–3
1–3
z On heavyweight fabrics that ravel, the raw
edge should be overcast first. Then fold the
hem, as illustrated, leaving 1/4˝ (0.7 cm) of the
hem edge showing.
q Wrong side of the fabric
w 1/4˝ (0.7 cm)
[A] Heavy weight fabrics
[B] Fine or medium weight fabrics
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x Position the fabric, so that the needle at its
leftmost position just pierces the edge of the
fold.
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c Turn the guide screw to adjust the guide
aligning with the folded edge.
Sew along the folded edge guiding the fabric
so the needle catches the folded edge.
e Guide screw
r Guide
t Folded edge
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v After hemming is completed, press together
both sides of the finished hem. The top side of
the fabric should show only the blind stitches.
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SECTION V. DECORATIVE STITCHING
Shell Tuck
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Pattern selector:
Presser foot:
Thread tension:
Stitch length:
G
Zigzag foot
6–8
2–3
Use a lightweight fabric (tricot, for example).
Fold and stitch on the bias.
When the needle swings to the right, allow the
needle to just clear the folded edge of the fabric.
After stitching, open the fabric and iron press
the tucks flat to one side.
NOTE:
Increase the needle thread tension to form
prominent tucks.
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Smocking
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Pattern selector:
Presser foot:
Thread tension:
Stitch length:
D
Zigzag foot
1–4
S.S.
With the stitch length at “4”, sew straight stitching
lines 1 cm (3/8˝) apart, across the area to be
smocked.
Knot the threads along one edge. Pull the bobbin
threads and distribute the gathers evenly.
Secure the threads at the other end.
Sew the decorative stitch between the gathering
stitches.
Pull out the gathering stitches.
q 3/8˝ (1 cm)
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Applique
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Pattern selector:
Presser foot:
Thread tension:
Stitch length:
C
Zigzag foot
1–4
0.5–1
Baste (or fuse with iron-on fabric joiner) applique
pieces on the fabric.
Stitch around the applique making sure the needle
falls along the outer edge of the applique.
When sewing corners, lower the needle down into
the fabric.
Raise the presser foot and pivot the fabric to the
right or left.
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Stretch Stitch Patterns
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Pattern selector:
Presser foot:
Thread tension:
Stitch length:
A-G
Zigzag foot
1–4
S.S.
If forward and reverse feeds become unbalanced
due to the type of fabric, adjust the balance by
turning the stitch length dial as follows:
If patterns are compressed, turn the dial toward “+”.
If patterns are drawn, turn the dial toward “–”.
(See page 11)
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SECTION VI.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR MACHINE
Cleaning the Bobbin Case and the Hook
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WARNING:
• Turn the power switch off and/or unplug the
machine before dismantle or cleaning the
machine.
• Do not dismantle the machine other than as
explained in this section.
CAUTION:
Do not store the machine in a high-humidity
area, near a heat radiator, or in direct sunlight.
Dismantling Shuttle Race Unit
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Raise the needle to its highest position and open
the hook cover.
Open the hinged latch of bobbin case and take it
out of the machine.
Open the hook race ring holders and remove the
shuttle race ring.
Remove the hook.
* Clean the hook race with a brush and a soft dry
cloth.
q Bobbin case
w Shuttle race ring holder
e Shuttle race ring
r Shuttle
t Shuttle race
Assembling Shuttle Race Unit
Hold the shuttle by the center pin and fit it carefully
back into the shuttle race, forming a perfect circle
with the shuttle driver.
Attach the shuttle race ring making sure the
bottom pin fits into the notch.
Lock the shuttle race ring by turning the holders
back into position. Insert the bobbin case.
y Pin
u Notch
Cleaning the Feed Dog
CAUTION:
q
Turn off the power switch and/or unplug the
machine before cleaning the feed dog.
Remove the needle and the presser foot.
Remove the needle plate setscrew and remove
the needle plate.
q Setscrew
With a brush, clean out any dust and lint clogging
the feed dog teeth.
Reset the needle plate.
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Sewing Light
The sewing light is located behind the face
cover.
To change the bulb, take the face cover off the
sewing machine by removing the setscrew.
Unplug the power supply before changing the
bulb.
Do not dismantle the machine other than
explained in this manual.
To remove...... Push and twist to the left.
To replace...... Push and twist to the right.
WARNING
The bulb may be HOT. Protect your
fingers when handling it.
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Troubleshooting
Condition
The needle thread
breaks.
Cause
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
The needle thread is not threaded properly.
The needle thread tension is too tight.
The needle is bent or blunt.
The needle is incorrectly inserted.
The needle thread and the bobbin thread are not set properly
under the presser foot at the beginning of sewing.
6. The fabric is not drawn to the rear when the sewing has
finished.
7. The thread is too heavy or too fine for the needle.
Reference
Page 9
Page 10
Page 6
Page 6
Page 13
Page 13
Page 6
The bobbin thread
breaks.
1. The bobbin thread is not threaded properly in the bobbin Page 8
case and shuttle.
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2. Lint has collected in the shuttle area.
Change the bobbin
3. The bobbin is damaged and doesn't turn smoothly.
The needle breaks.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Skipped stitches
Seam puckering
The needle is incorrectly inserted.
The needle is bent or blunt.
The needle clamp screw is loose.
The needle thread tension is too tight.
The fabric is not drawn to the rear when the sewing has
finished.
6. The needle is too fine for the fabric being sewn.
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Page 6
Page 6
Page 10
Page 13
1. The needle is incorrectly inserted.
2. The needle is bent or blunt.
3. The needle and/or threads are not suitable for the work being
sewn.
4. A blue tipped needle is not being used for sewing stretch, very fine fabrics and synthetics.
5. The needle thread is not threaded properly.
6. The wrong needle is being used.
Page 6
Page 6
Page 6
1.
2.
3.
4.
Page 10
Page 9
Page 6
Make stitch denser
The needle thread tension is too tight.
The needle thread is not threaded properly.
The needle is too heavy for the fabric being sewn.
The stitch length is too long for the fabric.
Page 6
Page 6
Page 9
Change the needle
The cloth is not feed- 1. The feed dog is packed with lint.
2. The stitches are too fine.
ing smoothly.
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Make stitch coarser
The machine doesn’t 1. The machine is not plugged in.
2. A thread is caught in the shuttle race.
work.
3. The clutch is disengaged.
Page 4
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Noisy operation
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Page 22
1. There is thread caught in the shuttle race.
2. Lint has built up in the shuttle or the shuttle race.
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Mahwah, NJ, 07430 USA
1-800-631-0183 ext 774
custrel@janome-america.com
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