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Janome MOD-100 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
NAMES OF PARTS
Names of Parts................................................................ 3
Standard Accessories..................................................... 4
Stitch Chart...................................................................... 4
DECORATIVE STITCHING
Patchwork...................................................................... 44
Shelltuck........................................................................ 44
Applique........................................................................ 45
Fringing......................................................................... 46
Drawn Work................................................................... 46
Cross Stitch................................................................... 47
Fagoting......................................................................... 47
French Knots................................................................. 47
Scallop Stitch................................................................. 48
Smocking....................................................................... 48
Stippling Stitch.............................................................. 49
Clasp Stitches............................................................... 49
Satin Stitches................................................................ 49
Decorative Stitches....................................................... 50
Correcting Deformed Stitch Patterns............................ 50
GETTING READY TO SEW
Connecting the Power Supply......................................... 5
Before Using Your Sewing Machine................................ 5
Operating Instructions:.................................................... 5
Controlling Sewing Speed............................................... 6
Extension Table............................................................... 6
Free-arm Sewing............................................................. 7
Machine Operating Buttons............................................. 7
LCD Display..................................................................... 8
Function Keys.................................................................. 8
Presser Foot Lifter........................................................... 9
Changing the Presser Foot............................................. 9
Removing and Attaching the Foot Holder....................... 9
Adjusting the Needle Thread Tension.......................10-11
Dropping or Raising the Feed Dog................................ 12
Needle Stop Position Setting........................................ 12
Changing the Needle.................................................... 13
Fabric and Needle Chart............................................... 13
Setting the Spool of Thread.......................................... 14
Bobbin Winding.........................................................14-16
Threading the Machine................................................. 17
Needle Threader........................................................... 18
Drawing up the Bobbin Thread..................................... 19
CARE OF YOUR MACHINE
Cleaning the Hook Race and Feed Dog....................... 51
Installing the Bobbin Holder.......................................... 51
Problems and Warning Signals..................................... 52
Troubleshooting............................................................. 53
Stitch Chart.................................................................... 54
BASIC SEWING
Straight Stitch Sewing................................................... 20
Changing Sewing Direction........................................... 20
Turning Square Corners................................................ 20
Sewing from the Edge of Thick Fabric.......................... 21
Needle Plate.................................................................. 21
Altering the Needle Drop Position................................. 22
Altering the Stitch length............................................... 22
Lock-a-matic Stitch........................................................ 23
Locking Stitch................................................................ 23
Triple Stretch Stitch....................................................... 23
Stretch Stitch................................................................. 24
Saddle Stitch................................................................. 24
Zigzag Stitch.................................................................. 25
Overcasting with Zigzag Stitch...................................... 26
Multiple Zigzag Stitch.................................................... 26
Overedge Stitch............................................................. 26
Knit Stitch...................................................................... 27
Double Overedge Stitch................................................ 27
Attaching Elastic............................................................ 27
Buttonholes................................................................... 28
Square Buttonhole................................................... 29-31
Round-end and Fine Fabric Buttonhole........................ 32
Keyhole Buttonhole....................................................... 32
Stretch Buttonhole......................................................... 32
Antique Buttonhole........................................................ 32
Corded Buttonhole........................................................ 33
Welted Buttonhole....................................................34-35
Darning Stitch................................................................ 36
Tacking.......................................................................... 37
Eyelet............................................................................. 38
Zipper Sewing.......................................................... 39-41
Blind Hemming.............................................................. 42
Button Sewing............................................................... 43
Gathering....................................................................... 43
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Upper thread guide
Bobbin winding tension disk
Spool holder (large)
Spool pin
Hole for extra spool pin
Bobbin winder spindle
Bobbin winder stopper
LCD display
Function keys
Speed control slider
Needle up/down button
Auto-lock button
Reverse button
Start/stop button
Extension table (Accessory box)
Thread cutter
Face cover
Thread tension dial
Thread take-up lever
Needle clamp screw
Needle
Presser foot
Hook cover release button
Hook cover plate
Needle plate
Feed dogs
Foot holder
Setscrew
Lever
Buttonhole lever
Needle threader
Carrying handle
Hole for stitch chart
Free-arm
Drop feed lever
Presser foot lifter
Power inlet
Foot control jack
Power switch
Ventilation openings
Handwheel
Feed balancing dial
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#8
#6
#7
NOTE:
To carry the sewing machine, hold the carrying handle
with your hand, and support the sewing machine with
the other hand.
NOTE:
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
Automatic buttonhole foot: R
Spool holder ( X 2) (large) (1 set on the machine)
Spool holder ( X 2) (small)
Extra spool pin
Bobbins ( X 4) (1 set on the machine)
Assorted needle set
Seam ripper (Buttonhole opener)
Lint brush
Screwdriver
Stitch chart
Instruction book
Soft cover
Foot control
Power cable*
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Stitch Chart
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Insert the stitch chart q into the chart holder w.
Insert the pin e into the hole for the stitch chart r.
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q Stitch chart
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r Hole for stitch chart
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You can flip the chart to the back of the machine when it
is not in use.
*The power cable included may differ from the illustration.
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GETTING READY TO SEW
Connecting the Power Supply
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Using the foot control
Turn off the power switch.
Insert the pin connector into the jack.
Insert the machine plug into the power inlet.
Insert the power supply plug into the wall outlet.
Turn on the power switch.
q Power switch
w Pin connector
e Jack
r Machine plug
t Power inlet
y Power supply plug
u Wall outlet
The foot control sign will be displayed when the foot
control is connected to the machine.
i Foot control sign
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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 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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Before Using Your Sewing Machine
Before using your sewing machine for the first time,
place a scrap of fabric under the presser foot and run the
machine without thread for a few minutes. Wipe away any
oil which may appear.
q
Using the start/stop button
Turn off the power switch.
Insert the machine plug into the power inlet.
Insert the power supply plug into the wall outlet.
Turn on the power switch.
q Power switch
w Machine plug
e Power inlet
r Power supply plug
t Wall outlet
y Start/Stop button
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NOTE:
The start/stop button does not work when the foot
control is connected.
Operating Instructions:
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The symbol “O” on the switch indicates the “off” position
of the switch.
Foot control model 21371 or YC-485EC-1 is used with
this sewing machine.
For the U.S.A and Canada only:
For appliances with a 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 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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Controlling Sewing Speed
Speed control slider
Sewing speed can be varied by the speed control slider
according to your sewing needs.
To increase sewing speed, move the slider to the right.
To decrease sewing speed, move the slider to the left.
Foot control
Depress the foot control to start the machine.
The further down you press on the foot control, the faster
the machine runs.
The maximum sewing speed can be varied by the speed
control slider.
Extension Table
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The extension table provides an extended sewing area
and can be easily removed for free-arm sewing.
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Detaching the table
Pull the table away from the machine, as illustrated.
q Extension table
Attaching the table
Slide the extension table along the free-arm and insert
the guides into the holes until the table snaps into the
machine.
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r Hole
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Accessory storage
Accessories are stored inside the extension table.
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Extra spool pin can be stored in the accessory storage.
Insert the pin into to the hole.
Place the extra spool pin on the storage as shown.
Push the pin with your finger until it snaps.
y Hole
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Free-arm Sewing
Free-arm is useful for sewing tubular garments and for
darning knee or elbow areas.
q Free-arm
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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, and it then runs at the speed set by the speed
control slider.
The machine runs slowly as long as this button is being
pressed.
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NOTE:
The start/stop button cannot be used when the foot
control is connected to the machine.
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w Reverse button
• When stitch pattern 00 , 03 , 06 , 07 , 08 or
55 is selected;
The machine will sew in reverse as long as the reverse
button is pressed. Release the button to sew forward.
When the machine is stopped and foot control is
disconnected, the machine will sew in reverse slowly
as long as the reverse button is pressed. Release the
button to stop the machine.
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• When any other stitches are selected;
If you press the reverse button when sewing any other
patterns, the machine will immediately sew locking
stitches and automatically stop.
NOTE:
There will be particular functions of the reverse button
when pattern 01 , 02 , 25 or 26 is selected.
Refer to page 23, 36 and 37 for instructions.
e Auto-lock button
• When stitch pattern 00 , 03 , 06 , 07 or 08
or 55 is selected;
Press the auto-lock button to sew a locking stitch
immediately. The machine will automatically stop.
• When any other stitches are selected;
Press the auto-lock button to sew a locking stitch
at the end of current pattern. The machine will
automatically stop.
r Needle up/down button
Press the needle up/down button to bring the needle up
or down.
t Speed control slider
Maximum sewing speed can be adjusted with the speed
control slider. Refer to page 6.
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LCD Display
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The LCD display shows following information when the
machine is turned on.
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Identification letter of the recommended foot
Stitch pattern number
Cursors
Stitch width
Stitch length
Function Keys
Mode key
Each time you press the mode key q, the cursor will shift
and the mode will change in the following order:
(1) Pattern selection mode (first and second digits)
(2) Pattern selection mode (second digit)
(3) Stitch width adjustment mode
(4) Stitch length adjustment mode
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Value set key
Press the value set keys w to alter the value above the
cursor(s).
Press “+” to increase the value.
Press “–” to decrease the value.
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Selecting the patterns
(1) Pattern selection mode (first and second digits)
The cursors appear under the pattern number for both
first and second digits.
The stitch pattern number will increase or decrease by 1
each time you press the value set keys w.
Change the stitch pattern number until the pattern
number of the desired pattern is indicated.
Stitch pattern numbers and their stitch images are shown
on the stitch chart.
(2) Pattern selection mode (second digit)
Press the mode key q.
The cursor appears under the second digit of the pattern
number.
The stitch pattern number will increase or decrease by 10
each time you press the value set keys w.
(3) Stitch width adjustment mode
Press the mode key q.
The cursor appears under the stitch width value.
To alter the stitch width, press the value set keys w.
(4) Stitch length adjustment mode
Press the mode key q.
The cursor appears under the stitch length value.
To alter the stitch length, press the value set keys w.
Press the mode key q to return to the pattern selection
mode (first and second digits).
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Presser Foot Lifter
The presser foot lifter raises and lowers the presser foot.
You can raise the foot about 1/4˝ (0.6 cm) higher than the
normal up position for easy removal of the presser foot,
or to help you place thick material under the foot.
q Presser foot lifter
w Normal up position
e Highest position
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Changing the Presser Foot
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CAUTION:
Turn OFF the power switch before changing the foot.
Always use the proper foot for the selected pattern.
The wrong foot can cause the needle to break. Each
foot is marked with an identification letter.
q Identification letter
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Removing the presser foot
Raise the needle to its highest position by turning the
handwheel counterclockwise. Raise the presser foot, and
press the lever on the back of the foot holder.
Attaching the presser foot
Place the selected presser foot so that the pin on the foot
lies just under the groove in the foot holder.
Lower the presser bar to lock the foot into the place.
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Removing and Attaching the Foot Holder
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CAUTION:
Turn OFF the power switch before detaching or
attaching foot holder.
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Removing the foot holder
Remove the setscrew by turning it counterclockwise with
a screwdriver.
Attaching the foot holder
Align the hole in the foot holder with the threaded hole in
the presser bar.
Fit the setscrew into the hole.
Tighten the setscrew by turning it clockwise with the
screwdriver.
q Setscrew
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Adjusting the Needle Thread Tension
Straight stitch balanced tension
The ideal straight stitch has threads locked between two
layers of fabric, as illustrated (magnified to show detail).
If you look at the top and bottom of the seam, notice that
the stitches are evenly balanced.
q Needle thread (top thread)
w Bobbin thread (bottom thread)
e To loosen
r To tighten
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When adjusting the needle thread tension, the higher the
number, the tighter the top thread tension.
Results depend on:
- stiffness and thickness of the fabric
- number of fabric layers
- type of stitch
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Tension is too tight
The bobbin thread shows through on the right side of the
fabric, and the stitch feels bumpy. Turn the dial to a lower
number to loosen the needle thread tension.
q Needle thread (top thread)
w Bobbin thread (bottom thread)
e To loosen tension
r Right side (top side) of fabric
t Wrong side (bottom side) of fabric
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Tension is too loose
The needle thread shows through on the wrong side of
the fabric, and the stitch feels bumpy. Turn the dial to a
higher number to tighten the needle thread tension.
q Needle thread (top thread)
w Bobbin thread (bottom thread)
e To tighten tension
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Zigzag stitch
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.
See the illustrations for the correct appearance.
To match this appearance, adjust the needle tension as
necessary.
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Balanced tension
Minimize the amount of needle thread visible on the
wrong side (bottom side) of the fabric without causing
excessive puckering, or causing the bobbin thread to
show on the right side (top side) of the fabric.
Results vary with fabric, thread and sewing conditions.
q Right side (top side) of fabric
w Wrong side (bottom side) of fabric
Tension is too tight
The corner of each zigzag pulls together on the right side
of the fabric
q Right side (top side) of fabric
w Wrong side (bottom side) of fabric
Tension is too loose
The corner of each zigzag point pulls together on the
wrong side of the fabric.
q Right side (top side) of fabric
w Wrong side (bottom side) of fabric
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Dropping or Raising the Feed Dog
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The drop feed lever is located underneath the free arm
bed on the back of the machine.
To drop the feed dog, push the lever in the direction of
the arrow q.
View from the rear
To raise the feed dog, push the lever in the direction
of the arrow w, as illustrated, and turn the handwheel
toward you.
The feed dog must be up for normal sewing.
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NOTE:
Set the stitch length value at the minimum when
lowering the feed dog.
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Needle Stop Position Setting
You can set the needle stop position to up or down when
the machine stops.
To enter the needle stop position setting mode, turn the
power off.
Press and hold the needle up/down button q, and turn
the power switch on. Hold then needle up/down button
until the needle stop position setting screen appears as
shown.
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The default setting is up and “uP” sign appears on the
screen.
Press the needle up/down button q.
The “dn” sign appears and the needle stop position is set
to down.
Press the START/STOP button w to apply the setting.
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Changing the Needle
CAUTION:
Turn OFF the power switch before changing the
needle.
Raise the needle to its highest position by turning the
handwheel counterclockwise, and lower the presser
foot.
Loosen the needle clamp screw by turning it
counterclockwise. Remove the needle from the needle
clamp.
Insert a new needle into the needle clamp with the flat
side to the rear. When inserting the needle into the
needle clamp, push it up as far as it will go.
Tighten the needle clamp screw firmly by turning it
clockwise.
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To see if the needle is in good condition, place the flat
side of the needle onto something flat (needle plate, glass
etc.). The gap between the needle and the flat surface
should be consistent. Never use a bent or blunt needle.
A damaged needle can cause permanent snags or runs
in knits, fine silks and silk-like fabrics.
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.
NOTE:
When sewing stretch fabrics, very fine fabrics and
synthetics, use a blue tip needle (Part No. 990311000,
sold separately). The blue tip needle effectively
prevents skipped stitches.
Silk #80-100
Cotton #80-100
#9/65-11/75
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:
3 x #14/90 needles are included in the envelop.
(Part No. 639804000).
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Setting the Spool of Thread
Horizontal spool pin
Lift up the spool pin. Place a spool of thread on the spool
pin.
Attach the large spool holder, and press it firmly against
the spool of thread so that the spool rests on the
supporter.
q Spool pin
w Spool of thread
e Large spool holder
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The small spool holder is used with narrow or small
spools of thread.
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Extra spool pin
The extra spool pin is for winding bobbins without
unthreading the machine.
Insert the extra spool pin into the hole.
The extra spool pin should point to the bobbin winder
tension disk.
Draw the thread from the spool and pass the thread
around the bobbin winding tension disk as shown.
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u Hole for extra spool pin
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Bobbin Winding
Removing the bobbin
Gently slide the hook cover release button to the right
and remove the hook cover plate.
Lift out the bobbin.
q Hook cover release button
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e Bobbin
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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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Winding the bobbin
NOTE:
Set the speed control slider at its fastest position for
bobbin winding.
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z Draw the thread from the spool and pass the thread
around the bobbin winding tension disk.
q Bobbin winding tension disk
x Thread through the hole in the bobbin from the inside
to the outside.
c Put the bobbin on the bobbin winder spindle.
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v Push the bobbin to the right.
The bobbin icon appears on the LCD display.
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b With the free end of the thread held in your hand, start
the machine. Stop the machine when it has wound a
few layers, and then cut the thread close to the hole in
the bobbin.
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n Start the machine. When the bobbin is fully wound, it
will stop spinning automatically.
Stop the machine and return the bobbin winder to its
original position by moving the spindle to the left.
m Remove the bobbin. Cut the thread as shown.
Return the speed control slider position.
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Inserting the bobbin
CAUTION:
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Turn OFF the power switch before inserting the bobbin
and threading the bobbin holder.
z Place a bobbin in the bobbin holder with the thread
running off counterclockwise.
q End of thread
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x Guide the thread into the first notch w on the front
side of the bobbin holder.
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c Draw the thread to the left, sliding it between the
tension spring blades.
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v Continue to draw the thread lightly until the thread
slips into the second notch e. Pull out about 6˝ (15
cm) of thread.
e Notch
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b Attach the hook cover plate. Check the threading by
referring to the diagram r shown on the hook cover
plate.
r Threading diagram
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Threading the Machine
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Raise the presser foot. Press the
needle up/down button q to raise
the thread take-up lever to its
highest position.
q Needle up/down button
CAUTION:
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Turn OFF the power switch before threading the
machine.
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z Draw the end of the thread around the upper thread
guide.
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x While holding the thread near the spool w, draw
the end of the thread down around the check spring
holder e.
w Spool
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c Firmly draw the thread up from right to left over the
take-up lever, and down into the take-up lever eye.
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v Pass the thread through the lower thread guide. Slide
the thread behind the needle bar thread guide on the
left.
b Use the needle threader to thread the needle (see
page 18).
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Needle Threader
CAUTION:
Turn off the power switch when using the needle
threader.
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z Lower the presser foot. Raise the needle to its highest
position.
Pull down the needle threader knob as far as it will
go. The hook comes out through the needle eye from
behind.
q Knob
w Hook
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x Draw the thread from the left guide to the right guide
and under the hook.
e Left guide
r Right guide
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c Draw the thread to the front along the right side of the
right guide.
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v Raise the knob in the direction of the arrow, drawing
the thread loop through the needle.
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b Pull the thread through the needle eye.
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NOTE:
The needle threader can be used with a #11 to #16
needle or a blue tip needle. Thread sizes 50 to 90 are
recommended.
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Drawing up the Bobbin Thread
z Raise the presser foot. Hold the needle thread lightly
with your left hand.
z
x
x Turn the power switch on.
Press the needle up/down button twice to lower and
raise the needle to pick up the bobbin thread.
q Needle up/down button
q
c Pull both threads 4˝ to 6˝ (10 to 15 cm) under and
behind the presser foot.
c
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q
w
BASIC SEWING
e
Straight Stitch Sewing
q Stitch pattern:
w Needle thread tension:
e Presser foot: 4
00 or 03
2 to 6
Zigzag foot A
NOTE:
When sewing with the satin stitch foot F or buttonhole
foot R, pull the threads to the left to hold them.
Starting to sew
Raise presser foot and position the fabric next to a seam
guide line on the needle plate. Lower the needle to the
point where you want to start.
Pull the threads toward the rear and lower the presser
foot.
Press the start/stop button or depress the foot control to
start sewing.
Gently guide the fabric along a seam guide line letting
the fabric feed naturally.
q Start/stop button
w
To secure the end of seam, press the reverse button and
sew several reverse stitches.
w Reverse button
q
Use the thread cutter on the face cover to cut the threads.
e Thread cutter
e
Changing Sewing Direction
Stop the machine.
Lower the needle by pressing needle up/down button q.
Raise the presser foot.
Pivot the fabric around the needle to change the sewing
direction as desired.
Lower the foot and start sewing in a new direction.
q Needle up/down button
q
Turning Square Corners
When sewing with fabric edge at 5/8˝ seam guide, to
turn a square corner so that sewing continues at same
distance from edge.
Stop the machine when front edge of fabric reaches the
cornering guide lines w.
Lower the needle by pressing needle up/down button q.
Raise the presser foot and turn the fabric
counterclockwise 90°.
Lower the presser foot, and begin stitching in the new direction.
q Needle up/down button
w Cornering guide
q
w
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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 starting sewing from the far 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.
The button is released automatically after sewing a few
stitches.
q Black button
w Thick fabrics
w
Needle Plate
q
The seam guides on the needle plate and the hook cover
help you to measure seam allowance. The numbers on
the needle plate indicate the distance between the center
needle position q and the edge of the fabric w.
q Center needle position
w Edge of the fabric
w
The front seam guides e are marked at 1/4˝, 3/8˝ and
5/8˝ from the center needle position q.
e Front seam guides
q
e
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Numbers
10 15 30 40 3/8 1/2 5/8
1
Distance (cm)
1.0 1.5 3.0 4.0 —
— —
Distance (inch)
—
—
—
— — — 3/8 1/2 5/8
1
1 1/2
1 1/2
Altering the Needle Drop Position
The needle drop position can be altered for straight stitch
patterns 00 to 04, 55 and 56.
Press the mode key q until the cursor w appears under
the stitch width value.
q
Press the “–” sign on the value set key to move the
needle to the left.
Press the “+” sign on the value set key to move the
needle to the right.
q Mode key
w Cursor
e Value set key
w
e
(0.0)
(3.5)
(7.0)
Altering the Stitch length
The stitch length can be altered.
Press the mode key q until the cursor w appears under
the stitch length value.
q
Press the “+” sign on the value set key to increase the
stitch length.
Press the “–” sign on the value set key to decrease the
stitch length.
q Mode key
w Cursor
e Value set key
w
e
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q
w
Lock-a-matic Stitch
e
q Stitch pattern:
01
w Thread tension dial: 2 to 6
e Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
4
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 once. The machine will sew four reverse stitches,
four forward stitches, and then stop sewing automatically.
q Reverse button
q
q
w
Locking Stitch
e
q Stitch pattern:
02
w Thread tension dial: 2 to 6
e Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
4
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 at the end of the
seam, the machine will sew several locking stitches in
place, then stop sewing automatically.
q Reverse button
q
q
w
Triple Stretch Stitch
e
q Stitch pattern:
04
w Thread tension dial: 2 to 6
e Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
4
This strong, durable stitch is recommended when
both elasticity and strength are necessary in order
to insure comfort and durability. Use it to reinforce
areas such as crotch and armhole seams. Also use for
extra reinforcement when constructing items such as
backpacks.
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q
w
Stretch Stitch
e
q Stitch pattern:
05
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6
e Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
4
This stitch is a narrow stretch stitch designed to
eliminate puckering on knit fabrics and bias seams, while
permitting the seam to be pressed completely open flat.
Use this stitch for seaming fine fabrics.
q
w
Saddle Stitch
e
q Stitch pattern:
56
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6
e Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
4
The saddle stitch is formed with one stitch forward, two
stitches backward, and a fourth stitch forward.
You can achieve a lovely hand-worked look when
topstitching suits, blazers, jumpers, and denim outfits
with the saddle stitch.
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q
w
Zigzag Stitch
e
q Stitch pattern:
06 or 07
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 7
e Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
4
The zigzag stitch is one of the most useful and versatile
stitches.
It is used for overcasting, mending, appliqué, and also
used as a decorative stitch.
NOTE:
Use interfacing when sewing on stretch fabrics such
as knit, jersey or tricot.
Altering the stitch width
Press the mode key q until the cursor w appears under
the stitch width value.
Press the “+” sign on the value set key to increase the
stitch width.
Press the “–” sign on the value set key to decrease the
stitch width.
q Mode key
w Cursor
e Value set key
r Stitch width
q
w
e
The stitch width of pattern 06 can be changed without
changing its center needle position (M) t.
t Center needle position
The stitch width of pattern 07 can be changed without
changing its right needle position (R) y.
y Right needle position
r
t
y
Altering the stitch length
Press the mode key q until the cursor w appears under
the stitch length value.
Press the “+” sign on the value set key to increase the
stitch length.
Press the “–” sign on the value set key to decrease the
stitch length.
q Mode key
w Cursor
e Value set key
r Stitch length
q
w
e
r
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q
w
Overcasting with Zigzag Stitch
e
q Stitch pattern:
06
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 7
e Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
4
The zigzag stitch is used on the seam allowance to
prevent fabric from fraying at raw edges.
q
w
Multiple Zigzag Stitch
e
q Stitch pattern:
08
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 7
e Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
4
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 off the seam allowance closer to the
stitches.
This stitch is also excellent for darning and mending
tears.
q
w
Overedge Stitch
e
q Stitch pattern:
09
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 7
e Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
4
This stitch is used to seam and overcast fabric edges at
one time.
Use this stitch when you do not need to open seams flat.
Carefully guide the fabric so the needle falls off the edge
when it swings to the right.
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q
w
Knit Stitch
e
q Stitch pattern:
10
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6
e Presser foot:
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
w
Double Overedge Stitch
e
q Stitch pattern:
11
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 7
e Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
4
This stitch is excellent for sewing 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 your seams will not ravel.
Carefully guide the fabric so the needle falls off the edge
when it swings to the right.
q
w
Attaching Elastic
e
q Stitch pattern:
17
w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4
e Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
4
Mark the elastic into quarters. Match those to the center
front, center back and side seams, and pin the elastic to
the fabric.
Place the elastic under the foot and stitch into place while
stretch the elastic evenly.
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Buttonholes
The following 7 types of buttonholes are available.
q Square buttonhole
This buttonhole is widely used on medium to heavy
fabrics.
q w e r t y u
w Round-end buttonhole
This buttonhole is used on fine to medium weight fabrics,
especially for blouses and children’s clothes.
e Fine fabric buttonhole
This buttonhole is rounded at both ends and is used on
fine, delicate fabrics such as fine silk.
r Keyhole buttonhole
The keyhole buttonhole is widely used on medium to
heavy fabrics. It is also suitable for larger and thicker
buttons.
t Stretch buttonhole
This buttonhole is suitable for knit fabrics. It can also be
used as a decorative buttonhole.
y Antique buttonhole
Resembles a “Hand Worked” buttonhole ideal on fine
fabrics featured in Heirloom sewing or for couture
fashions.
u Welted buttonhole (Bound buttonhole)
This is a template pattern for the hand-sewn welted
buttonhole.
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q
w
Square Buttonhole
e
q Stitch pattern:
18
w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4
e Presser foot:
Automatic buttonhole foot R
4
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 Extra gap
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
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
w
x
e
r
c
t
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v Lower the presser foot and pull the buttonhole lever
down as far as it will go.
y Buttonhole lever
v
y
i
NOTE:
The reference lines on the buttonhole foot can be
used as a positioning guide.
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.
u No gap
i Starting point
o Reference lines
!0 Slider
!1 Stopper
!2 Sewing gap
!0
u
!1
o
i
!2
!2
i
i
!2
b Start sewing while pulling the needle thread lightly to
the left. After sewing a few stitches, free the thread
and continue sewing.
b
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.
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n The buttonhole is sewn in the sequence as shown.
n
automatically with the needle in the up position.
!3
m
m Remove the fabric and place a pin just below the
bartack to prevent accidentally cutting the stitches.
Cut the opening with the seam ripper.
!3 Pin
!4 Seam ripper
!4
,
,
buttonhole lever upward as far as it will go.
y Buttonhole lever
Double layer buttonhole
To make a sturdy buttonhole, sew another layer of
buttonhole stitches over the previous stitches.
y
buttonhole lever, simply start the machine again.
NOTE:
If the fabric is not feeding smoothly when sewing
a double layer buttonhole, increase the buttonhole
density.
Altering the buttonhole width
Press the mode key q until the cursor w appears under
the stitch width value.
Press the “+” sign on the value set key to increase the
buttonhole width.
Press the “–” sign on the value set key to decrease the
buttonhole width.
q Mode key
w Cursor
e Value set key
w
q
e
NOTE:
The buttonhole width can be adjusted from 2.5 to 7.0.
Altering the buttonhole density
Press the mode key q until the cursor w appears under
the stitch length value.
Press the “+” sign on the value set key to decrease the
buttonhole density.
Press the “–” sign on the value set key to increase the
buttonhole density.
q Mode key
w Cursor
e Value set key
w
q
e
NOTE:
The buttonhole density can be adjusted from 0.2 to 0.8.
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q
w
Round-end and Fine Fabric Buttonhole
e
q Stitch pattern:
19 and 20
w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4
e Presser foot:
Automatic buttonhole foot R
4
Sewing procedure is the same as square buttonhole.
The buttonhole width can be varied from 2.5 to 5.5.
The stitch density can be varied from 0.2 to 0.8.
q
w
Keyhole Buttonhole
e
q Stitch pattern:
21
w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4
e Presser foot:
Automatic buttonhole foot R
4
Sewing procedure is the same as square buttonhole.
The buttonhole width can be varied from 5.5 to 7.0.
The stitch density can be varied from 0.3 to 0.8.
Use the seam ripper and an eyelet punch to open the
buttonhole.
q Eyelet punch (not provided with the machine)
q
q
w
Stretch Buttonhole
e
q Stitch pattern:
22
w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4
e Presser foot:
Automatic buttonhole foot R
4
The machine will sew the front bartack and left row first.
The machine will sew the back bartack and right row,
then it stops automatically.
The stitch width can be varied from 2.5 to 7.0.
The stitch density can be varied from 0.5 to 1.0.
q
w
Antique Buttonhole
e
q Stitch pattern:
23
w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4
e Presser foot:
Automatic buttonhole foot R
4
The machine will sew the front bartack and left row first.
The machine will sew the back bartack and right row,
then it stops automatically.
The stitch width can be varied from 2.5 to 7.0.
The stitch density can be varied from 0.5 to 2.5.
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w
q
Corded Buttonhole
e
q Stitch pattern:
18
w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4
e Presser foot:
Automatic buttonhole foot R
4
z Use the same procedure as the square buttonhole
sewing. Set the stitch width to match the thickness of
the cord used.
With the buttonhole foot raised, hook the filler cord on
the spur at the back of the buttonhole foot. Bring the
ends toward you under the buttonhole foot, clearing
the front end.
Hook the filler cord into the forks on the front of the
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
q
w
x 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.
e Needle thread
r Bobbin thread
x
e
r
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.
c
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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w
q
Welted Buttonhole
e
q Stitch pattern:
24
w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4
e Presser foot:
Automatic buttonhole foot R
4
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
e
x
x Select pattern 24.
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
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
r
c
e
e
v Fold back each side of the patch to form buttonhole
lips.
q Wrong side of patch
e Right side of patch
v
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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w
q
Darning Stitch
e
q Stitch pattern:
25
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6
e Presser foot:
Automatic buttonhole foot R
4
Starting to sew
z Attach the automatic buttonhole foot R and pull the
button holder q all the way out.
Draw the needle thread to the left through the hole of
foot.
q Button holder
x Place the fabric under the foot, and lower the needle
at the starting point w. Then lower the foot.
w Starting point
c Start the machine. The machine will sew locking
stitch, 16 rows of darning, locking stitch again and
stop automatically.
v Turn the fabric and repeat sewing in different direction.
e 3/4˝ (2 cm)
r 9/32˝ (0.7 cm)
zxcv
q
w
e
w
Sewing a shorter darning
To sew a darning shorter than 3/4˝ (2 cm), first stop the
machine after sewing the required length y, then press
the reverse button t.
The required length y has been determined.
Start the machine again and continue sewing until the
machine stops automatically.
t Reverse button
y Required length
u Starting point
r
y
t
Sewing a same-sized darning
Simply start the machine to sew another darning at the
same size.
u
NOTE:
To reset the size of the darning, select the other stitch
pattern and reselect the darning stitch.
Adjusting the evenness of darning
Correct the evenness of the darning as follows:
Press the mode key q until the cursor w appears under
the stitch length value (“d5” is the default setting value).
When the right side of the darn is lower than the left side,
press the “+” sign on the value set key e to set the value
to “d6” to “d9”, and make the darn even.
When the left side of the darn is lower than the right side,
press the “–” sign on the value set key e to set the value
to “d1” to “d4”, and make the darn even.
q Mode key
w Cursor
e Value set key
w
q
e
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w
q
Tacking
e
q Stitch pattern:
26
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6
e Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
4
Tacking is used to reinforce pockets, crotches and belt
carriers where extra strength is needed.
r
Start sewing
Start the machine and sew until the machine stops
automatically. The machine will sew a tacking 1.5 cm
(5/8˝ ) long.
q 1.5 cm (5/8˝)
q
Sewing a shorter tack
To sew a tack shorter than 1.5 cm (5/8˝), first stop the
machine after sewing the required length, then press the
reverse button.
The tack length has been determined.
Start the machine again and continue sewing until the
machine stops automatically.
w Required length
e Reverse button
r Tack length
w
r
e
Sewing a same-size tacking
Simply start the machine to sew another tack at the same
size.
NOTE:
To reset the size of the tacking, select the other stitch
pattern and reselect the tacking.
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q
w
Eyelet
e
q Stitch pattern:
27
w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4
e Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
4
The eyelet is used for belt holes etc.
Starting to sew
Lower the needle at the starting point and lower the
presser foot. Start the machine.
The machine will stop automatically when completed.
q Starting point
q
Open the eyelet with an awl, eyelet punch or pointed
scissors (an awl, eyelet punch or pointed scissors are not
provided with the machine).
Adjusting the shape of an eyelet
Correct the shape of the eyelet as follows:
Press the mode key q until the cursor w appears under
the stitch length value (“L3” is the default setting value).
If the eyelet gap overlaps, press the “+” sign on the value
set key to make the darn even.
If the eyelet gap opens, press the “–” sign on the value
set key to make the darn even.
q Mode key
w Cursor
e Value set key
w
q
e
NOTE:
The shape can be adjusted within L1 to L5.
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w
q
Zipper Sewing
e
q Stitch pattern:
w Thread tension dial:
e Presser foot:
4
(A)
Attaching the zipper foot
Fit the pin on zipper foot E to the groove on the foot
holder.
q Groove
w Pin
(B)
q
(A):
(B):
w
To sew the left side of the zipper, attach the zipper foot with the pin on the right-hand side.
To sew the right side of the zipper, attach the zipper
foot with the pin on the left-hand side.
Fabric preparation
Add 1 cm (3/8˝) to the zipper length. This is the overall
opening size.
q Right side of the fabric
w 1 cm (3/8˝)
e Opening size
r Zipper length
t End of the zipper opening
t
e
00
1 to 4
Zigzag foot A
Zipper foot E
r
q
w
Place the right sides of the fabric together.
Attach the zigzag foot and seam up to the end of the
zipper opening, with a 2 cm (13/16˝) seam allowance.
Reverse the stitch to fasten the seam.
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 (13/16˝)
u Basting
i Reverse stitches
o Seam stitches
o
i
t
u
y
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Start sewing
z
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
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.
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 the machine 5 cm (2˝) before the foot 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 stitch
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 “4”.
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 the machine 5 cm (2˝) before the foot reaches
the slider on the zipper tape. Lower the needle into
the fabric, and raise the foot. Remove the basting
stitches.
!1 5 cm (2˝)
!2 Basting stitches
!1
m
!2
m Open the zipper, then lower the foot and stitch the
remainder of the seam.
After sewing is finished, remove the basting stitches
on the upper fabric.
!3 Basting stitches on upper fabric
!3
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w
q
Blind Hemming
e
q Stitch pattern:
12 or 13
w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4
e Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
4
z
(1)
w
q
(2)
z Fold a hem with the wrong side of the fabric up to
form a 0.5 cm (1/4˝) allowance.
q Wrong side of fabric
w 0.5 cm (1/4˝)
(1) On heavyweight fabrics that tend to ravel, the raw edge should be overcast first.
(2) Fold the hem under the fabric for lightweight fabrics.
w
q
x c
x Place the fabric so that the needle just pierces the
folded edge when the needle comes over the extreme
left side.
Lower the presser foot.
Adjust the needle drop position if necessary.
r
c Sew slowly while guiding the folded edge along the left side of the clear window of the foot.
e Folded edge
r Clear window
e
v
v Open the fabric after sewing is finished.
NOTE:
If the needle pierces too far left, the stitch will show
through on the right side of the fabric.
Adjusting the needle drop position
Adjust the needle drop position as follows:
Press the mode key q until the cursor w appears under
the stitch width value.
Press the “–” sign on the value set key e to move the
needle to the right.
Press the “+” sign on the value set key e to move the
needle to the left.
q Mode key
w Cursor
e Value set key
w
q
e
The LCD display shows a distance from the center
needle drop position in millimeters.
The needle drop position can be varied from 0.0 to 1.2.
NOTE:
The needle drop position can be moved, but the stitch
width will remain the same.
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q
w
Button Sewing
q Stitch pattern:
w Thread tension dial:
e Presser foot:
r Feed dog: e
4
06
3 to 7
Satin stitch foot F
Lowered
r
Lower the feed dog.
Set the speed control slider at a slower speed.
Set the stitch length at the minimum (0.2).
q Stitch length (0.2)
w
q
Match the holes of button to the horizontal slot of the
presser foot and 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.
w Stitch width (adjust to span of holes)
Stitch several times.
After you finish sewing, cut the thread but leave 10 cm (4˝)
of threads at the end.
With a hand sewing needle, draw the top thread to the
reverse side of the fabric and knot the threads.
After the button sewing is completed, raise the feed dogs
for normal sewing.
q
w
Gathering
e
q Stitch pattern:
00
w Thread tension dial: 1
e Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
Loosen the thread tension to “1” and increase the stitch
length to 5.0.
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.
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q
w
DECORATIVE STITCHING
e
Patchwork
q Stitch pattern:
55 and 46
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6
e Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
Satin stitch foot F
* The stitch patterns 08, 14, 42, 43 and 62 can also be
used.
4
• Patchwork piecing
z Place the patchwork pieces right sides together.
Select stitch pattern 55. Sew a precise 1/4˝ seam
allowance.
z
q Wrong side of fabric
w Right side of fabric
q
w
• Patchwork
x Replace the presser foot with satin stitch foot F.
Select the patchwork pattern.
xc
w
w
q
w
c Press the seam allowance to open. Sew the stitch
pattern on the right side of the garment centering over
the seam line.
Shelltuck
e
q Stitch pattern:
15
w Thread tension dial: 6 to 8
e Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
Use a lightweight fabric (tricot, for example).
Fold the fabric in bias as shown and stitch on the fold.
Allow the needle to barely clear the folded edge to create
a shelled edge.
q Needle
w Fold
If you sew rows of shell tuck, space the rows at least
1.5 cm (5/8˝) apart.
You can also sew shell tuck on knits or soft silky woven
fabrics, in any direction.
q
w
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q
w
Applique
e
q Stitch pattern:
28
w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4
e Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
* The stitch patterns 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33 can also be
used.
4
Place an applique on the fabric and baste or pin it in place.
Lower the needle at the outer edge of the applique.
Sew while guiding the fabric so the needle falls along the
outer edge of the applique.
q
q Applique
w Outer edge
When turning a sharp corner, stop the machine with the
needle at the outer edge of the applique (refer to page 12).
Raise the foot and pivot the fabric around the needle to
change the sewing direction.
w
• Adjusting the stitch width
Select pattern 28.
Press the mode key e until the cursor r appears under
the stitch width value.
Press the “–” sign on the value set key t to decrease the
stitch width u.
Press the “+” sign on the value set key t to increase the
stitch width i.
e Mode key
r Cursor
t Value set key
The stitch width will be varied based on the centered
needle drop position y.
r
e
t
y
(A) The stitch pattern 32 has a fixed left needle drop
position. When you change the stitch width, the right
needle drop position will change.
(B) The stitch pattern 28 has a fixed center needle drop
position. The stitch width changes symmetrically.
(C) The stitch patterns 29, 30, 31 and 33 have a fixed right
needle drop position. When you change the stitch width,
the left needle drop position will change.
u
i
(A)
(B)
(C)
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q
w
Fringing
e
q Stitch pattern:
28
w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4
e Presser foot:
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.
z
z Carefully cut the fabric on the grain. Remove a single
strand of yarn or thread where the fringing is to begin.
x
x Sew down the left side so the right hand stitches fall
in the open space.
c
c Remove all excess yarn located to the right of the
stitching and create a fringe.
q
w
Drawn Work
e
q Stitch pattern:
28
w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4
e Presser foot:
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
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.
x
x Sew down the left side, guiding the fabric so the right
hand stitches fall in open space. After finishing the left
side, turn the fabric around 180°. Sew down the other
side.
c
c Remove the yarn or fabric threads between the
stitching.
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w
q
Cross Stitch
e
q Stitch Pattern:
49
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6
e Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
4
You can make cross stitch designs with these patterns, in
half the time it would take if embroidered by hand.
Use a plain close woven fabric such as linen or wool
flannel. If you use light weight fabric, apply a tear away
backing for support.
q
Sew from the center of the design outward.
If you press the auto-lock button before sewing, the
machine will sew one unit of the cross stitch and stop
automatically.
q Auto-lock button
w
q
Fagoting
e
q Stitch pattern:
46
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6
e Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
4
* The stitch patterns 14, 42, 43 and 62 can also be used.
Use these stitches 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 backing 0.3–0.4 cm
(1/8˝) apart.
Sew slowly, guiding the fabric so the needle catches the
folded edge on each side.
After sewing is finished, tear away the paper.
q 0.3–0.4 cm (1/8˝)
w Paper
q
w
q
w
French Knots
e
q Stitch pattern:
54
w Thread tension dial: 5 to 8
e Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
Tighten the thread tension to 5-8 when sewing.
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w
q
Scallop Stitch
e
q Stitch pattern:
35
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6
e Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
4
* The stitch patterns 45 and 71 can also be used.
Sew the stitches approximately 1 cm (3/8˝) inside the
fabric edge.
Trim the outside of the stitches as shown. Make sure not
to cut the thread.
q
w
Smocking
e
q Stitch pattern:
62 or 42
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6
e Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
4
Smocking is a delicate decorative treatment used on
children’s clothes or women’s blouses.
Use a soft and lightweight fabric such as batiste, gingham
or challis.
Cut the fabric three times wider than the projected width.
Select straight stitch, set stitch length at “5.0” and loosen
the thread tension.
Sew rows of straight stitches 1 cm (3/8˝) apart across the
area to be smocked. Knot the threads along one edge.
From the other edge, pull the bobbin threads to distribute
the gathers evenly.
q 1 cm (3/8˝)
w Knotted thread
q
w
Set the thread tension to 3–6 and select a smocking
stitch pattern.
Sew the smocking stitch pattern between the rows of
straight stitches.
Remove the straight stitches by pulling them out.
e Straight stitch
e
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w
q
Stippling Stitch
e
q Stitch pattern:
59
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6
e Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
4
A pre-programmed stippling stitch is a fast and easy
method to quilt small areas.
Place a batting (wadding) between quilt top and backing
fabric.
w
q
Clasp Stitches
e
q Stitch pattern:
63 or 64
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6
e Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
4
You can close quilt layers and using the clasp stitch.
Select the clasp stitch.
Press the auto-lock button.
Start sewing.
The machine sews clasp stitch and locking stitch then
stops automatically.
q Auto-lock button
q
q
w
Satin Stitches
e
q Stitch pattern:
68
w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4
e Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
4
* The stitch patterns 66, 67, 69–74 can also be used.
For better sewing results, interfacing should be used
on the wrong side of the fabric when you use stretch or
elastic fabrics.
Press the auto-lock button to finish the end of the pattern.
q Auto-lock button
q
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q
w
Decorative Stitches
e
q Stitch pattern:
75
w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6
e Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
4
* Stitch patterns 76 to 99 can also be used.
For the best sewing results, carefully align and guide the
fabric when you sew with decorative stitches.
Use a tear-way backing if necessary.
Correcting Deformed Stitch Patterns
The sewing results of stretch stitch patterns may vary
depending on sewing conditions, such as sewing speed,
fabric type, number of layers etc.
If stretch stitch patterns are deformed, correct them by
turning the feed balancing dial with the screwdriver.
q
(+)
If the pattern is compressed, turn the dial in the direction
of “+”.
If the pattern is drawn out, turn the dial in the direction of
“–”.
q Feed balancing dial
(–)
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CARE OF YOUR MACHINE
q
Cleaning the Hook Race and Feed Dog
z
WARNING:
w
Turn the power switch off and unplug the machine
before cleaning.
Do not dismantle the machine other than as explained
in this section.
q
x
CAUTION:
Do not store the machine in a high-humidity area,
near a heat radiator, or in direct sunlight. Store the
machine in cool dry place.
NOTE:
Clean the outside of the machine with a soft cloth and
neutral soap.
e
Press the needle up/down button to raise the needle, turn
the power switch off, then unplug the sewing machine.
Remove the needle and presser foot.
Remove the hook cover plate by sliding the hook cover
plate release button to the right. Take out the bobbin.
Brush out dust and lint. (You may also use a vacuum
cleaner.)
c
r
e
v
t
r
z Remove the setscrews on the needle plate with the
screwdriver supplied with the machine. Remove the
needle plate.
q Setscrew
w Needle plate
x Lift up the bobbin holder and remove it.
e Bobbin holder
y
c Clean the bobbin holder with a lint brush.
r Lint brush
b
v Clean the feed dog and hook race with the lint brush.
t Feed dog
y Hook race
b Clean the inside of the hook race with a dry cloth.
You may also use a vacuum cleaner.
y
Installing the Bobbin Holder
z Insert the bobbin holder so that the knob fits next to
the stopper in the hook race.
q Bobbin holder
w Knob
e Stopper
z
e
w
q
x Attach the needle plate with the setscrews.
After cleaning the machine, make sure the needle and
presser foot are attached.
r Needle plate
t Setscrew
x
r
t
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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 bobbin winder spindle is shifted to the right.
(E1-E7)
Audible Signal
pip
pip-pip-pip
peep
pip pi-pi-pi-peep
Contact the service center
or the store from whom the
machine was purchased.
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 machine is started after halting due to overload.
Wait for at least 15 seconds to
restart.
Turn the power switch OFF.
Remove tangled threads
around take-up lever, hook
race.
Contact the service center
or the store from whom the
machine was purchased.
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.
It is not abnormal that a faint humming sound comes out from inside the machine.
LCD display may get warm when the machine has been used for hours.
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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 and bobbin threads are not set under the presser foot
when start sewing.
6. The thread is either too heavy or too fine for the needle.
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.
4. The thread is wound loosely on the bobbin.
The needle breaks 1. The needle is incorrectly inserted.
2. The needle clamp screw is loose.
3. The threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing.
4. The needle is too fine for the fabric being used.
5. 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. 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.
not work
2. Thread has been caught in the hook race.
3. The bobbin winder spindle is not returned to the left after bobbin
winding.
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.
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Reference
Page 17
Page 10-11
Page 13
Page 13
Page 20
Page 13
Page 16
Page 51
Change the bobbin.
Page 15
Page 13
Page 13
Page 20
Page 13
Use the correct foot.
Page 13
Page 13
Use the stretch stitch
needle.
Page 17
Change the needle.
Page 10-11
Page 17
Page 13
Make stitch shorter.
Apply a stabilizer.
Page 51
Make stitch longer.
Page 12
Page 10-11
Page 13
Page 5
Page 51
Page 15
Page 31
Apply an interfacing.
Page 30
Page 51
Page 51
Stitch Chart
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