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Janome Horizon 7700QCP Owner Manual
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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 this sewing machine.
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:
1. Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when this sewing machine is used
by or near children.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
6. Do not use outdoors.
7. Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being
administered.
8. To disconnect, turn all controls to the off (“O”) position, then remove plug from outlet.
9. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
10. Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the sewing machine
needle and/or cutting blade.
11. Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break.
12. Do not use bent needles.
13. Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the needle causing it to break.
14. Switch this sewing machine off (“O”) when making any adjustment in the needle area, such as
threading the needle, changing the needle, threading the bobbin or changing the presser foot, and
the like.
15. Always unplug this sewing machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or
when making any other adjustments mentioned in this owner’s manual.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
The design and specifications are subject to change without a prior notice.
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)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
GETTING READY TO SEW
Names of Parts ......................................................................... 2
Standard Accessories ............................................................... 3
Extension Table ......................................................................... 4
Accessories Storage ................................................................. 4
Connecting the Power Supply ................................................... 5
Controlling Sewing Speed ......................................................... 6
Speed control slider ............................................................... 6
Foot control ............................................................................ 6
Machine Operating Buttons ....................................................... 7
Start/stop button ..................................................................... 7
Reverse button ....................................................................... 7
Auto-lock button ...................................................................... 7
Needle up/down position button ............................................. 8
Thread cutter button ............................................................... 8
Jog dial ................................................................................... 8
Confirm button ........................................................................ 8
Raising and Lowering the Presser Foot .................................... 9
Knee Lifter ................................................................................. 9
Function Keys .......................................................................... 10
Changing the Presser Foot ..................................................... 11
Removing and attaching the Foot Holder ................................ 11
Setting for Dual Feed Sewing ................................................. 12
Attaching the dual feed foot ................................................. 12
Setting the dual feed device ................................................. 12
Disengaging the dual feed device ........................................ 13
Removing the dual feed foot ................................................ 13
Setting the Spool of Thread .................................................... 14
Extra spool pin ..................................................................... 14
Removing the Bobbin .............................................................. 14
Winding the Bobbin ................................................................. 15
Inserting the Bobbin ................................................................ 16
Threading the Machine ........................................................... 17
Built-in needle threader ........................................................ 18
Drawing up the Bobbin Thread ................................................ 19
Changing Needles .................................................................. 20
Balancing Thread Tension ....................................................... 21
Balanced thread tension ...................................................... 21
Manual thread tension adjustment ....................................... 21
Adjusting the Foot Pressure .................................................... 22
Dropping the Feed Dog ........................................................... 22
Selecting Patterns ................................................................... 23
Help key ............................................................................... 24
Customizing Machine Settings ................................................ 25
Screen brightness ................................................................ 25
Buzzer sound ....................................................................... 25
Sub window display time ...................................................... 26
Resumption setting .............................................................. 26
Favorite stitch adjustment ..................................................... 26
Touch panel calibration ......................................................... 27
Language selection .............................................................. 28
Deleting stored pattern combinations ................................... 28
Resetting all to default .......................................................... 28
Shell Tuck ................................................................................ 49
Buttonholes ............................................................................. 50
Square (Sensor) buttonhole ................................................. 51
Corded buttonhole ................................................................ 54
Adjusting the buttonhole width ............................................. 55
Adjusting the buttonhole stitch density ................................. 55
Memory buttonhole .............................................................. 56
Round end and fine fabric buttonholes ................................. 57
Keyhole buttonholes ............................................................. 57
Stretch buttonholes .............................................................. 58
Button Sewing ......................................................................... 59
Darning ................................................................................... 60
Tacking .................................................................................... 62
Eyelet ...................................................................................... 63
PATCHWORK AND QUILTING
Patchwork Piecing ................................................................... 64
Patchwork Stitches .................................................................. 64
Quilting .................................................................................... 65
Clasp Stitch ............................................................................. 65
Free-motion Quilting ................................................................ 66
DECORATIVE STITCHES
Applique .................................................................................. 67
Smocking ................................................................................ 67
Fagoting .................................................................................. 68
Scallop .................................................................................... 68
Cording (3-strand cording) ...................................................... 69
Cording (1-strand cording) ...................................................... 69
Satin Stitches .......................................................................... 70
Sewing Border Designs with the Border Guide Foot ............... 70
Sewing a Mirror Images of a Pattern ....................................... 71
Sewing a Single Unit of a Pattern ........................................... 71
Twin Needle Sewing ................................................................ 72
PROGRAMMING A PATTERN COMBINATION
Pattern Combination ............................................................... 74
Pattern Combination with a Mirror Image ................................ 75
Programming Automatic Thread Cutting ................................. 76
Checking Properties of a Pattern Combination ....................... 76
Sewing the Pattern Combination from the Beginning ............. 77
Sewing the Current Pattern from the Beginning ...................... 77
Bridge Stitches ........................................................................ 78
Programming French Knots .................................................... 79
MONOGRAMMING
Selecting a Letter Style ........................................................... 80
Selecting a Character .............................................................. 80
Programming a Monogram ..................................................... 81
EDITING A PTTERN COMBINATION
Viewing a Long Combination .................................................. 82
Deleting Patterns or Characters .............................................. 82
Inserting a Pattern ................................................................... 83
Duplicating a Pattern ............................................................... 83
Uniform Stitch Adjustment ....................................................... 84
Unified needle drop position ................................................. 84
Programming Satin Stitches and Stretch Stitches .................. 85
Individual Stitch Adjustment .................................................... 85
UTILITY STITCHES
Straight Stitch .......................................................................... 29
Starting to sew ..................................................................... 29
Sewing from the edge of thick fabric .................................... 29
Changing sewing direction ................................................... 29
Securing seams ................................................................... 30
Using the Seam Guides .......................................................... 30
Turning a square corner ....................................................... 30
Assembling the Extra Wide Table ........................................... 31
Using the Cloth Guide ............................................................. 31
Adjusting the needle drop position ....................................... 32
Adjusting the stitch length .................................................... 32
Customizing preset values of stitch length and width ........... 33
Restoring the default settings ............................................... 33
Automatic plate converter ..................................................... 34
Opening the automatic plate converter ................................ 35
Variety of straight stitches .................................................... 36
Sewing with the Dual Feed Device .......................................... 38
Basting .................................................................................... 39
Zigzag Stitch ........................................................................... 40
Adjusting the stitch width ...................................................... 40
Adjusting the stitch length .................................................... 40
Overcasting stitches ................................................................ 41
Zipper Sewing ......................................................................... 43
Rolled Hem ............................................................................. 46
Blind Hemming ........................................................................ 47
STORING AND RECALLING A PATTERN COMBINATION
Storing a Pattern Combination ................................................ 86
Overwriting a Stored Combination .......................................... 86
Recalling a Stored Combination ............................................. 87
Deleting a Stored Combination ............................................... 87
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Correcting Distorted Stitch Patterns ........................................ 88
Cleaning the Hook Race, Feed Dog and Thread Cutter
Mechanism ........................................................................... 89
Reattaching the Bobbin Holder and Needle Plate .................. 89
Problems and Warning Signals ............................................... 90
Troubleshooting ....................................................................... 92
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GETTING READY TO SEW
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Names of Parts
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Take-up lever
Foot pressure dial
Reference chart
Top cover
Foot storage compartment
Bobbin thread cutter
Bobbin winder stopper
Bobbin winder spindle
Hole for extra spool pin
Spool holder
Spool pin
Thread tension dial
Thread cutter
Face plate
Speed control slider
LCD screen
Jog dial
Thread cutter button
Needle up/down position button
Auto-lock button
Knee lifter socket
Feed balancing dial
Reverse button
Start/stop button
Extension table (accessory storage)
Buttonhole lever
Needle clamp screw
Needle
Zigzag foot A
Hook cover release button
Hook cover plate
Needle plate
Foot holder
Built-in needle threader
Carrying handle
Presser foot lifter
Power switch
Foot control jack
Machine socket
Drop feed lever
Dual feed balancing dial
Hand wheel
Dual feed device
Touch panel
Automatic plate converter
Confirm button
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Standard Accessories
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Zigzag foot A (set on the machine)
Overcasting foot C
Rolled hem foot D
Zipper foot E
Satin stitch foot F
Blind hemming foot G
Cording foot H
Overedge foot M
Automatic buttonhole foot R
Screwdriver
Screwdriver key
Set of needles
Lint brush
Seam ripper (Buttonhole opener)
Spool holder (large, set on the machine)
Spool holder (small)
Bobbins
Quilting guide bar
1/4” seam foot O
Button sewing foot T
Open toe satin stitch foot F2
Felt cushion
Dual feed foot AD
Knee lifter
Spool supporter
Extra spool pin
Touch panel stylus
Border guide foot
Convertible free motion
quilting foot QB- H
Open-toe foot
Clear view foot
Foot control
Instructional video DVD
Power cable
Cloth guide
Semi-hard fabric cover
Extra wide table
Extension Table
The extension table provides an extended sewing area
and can be removed for free arm sewing.
1 Extension table
To detach:
Draw the table out to the left.
To attach:
Slide the table on the base and push the table to the
right.
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Free-arm sewing
Free-arm sewing is used for stitching sleeves, waistbands, pant legs or any other tubular garments.
It is also useful for darning socks or mending knees or
elbows.
Accessories Storage
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The accessories can be conveniently stored in the foot
storage compartment under the top cover and in the
extension table.
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Under the top cover
1 Zipper foot E
2 Overcasting foot C
3 Zigzag foot A
4 Clear view foot
5 Open-toe foot
6 Convertible free motion quilting foot QB-H
7 Satin stitch foot F
8 Blind hemming foot G
9 Touch panel stylus
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In the extension table
10 Rolled hem foot D
11 Overedge foot M
12 1/4” seam foot O
13 Button sewing foot T
14 Cording foot H
15 Bobbins
16 Screwdriver key
17 Dual feed foot AD
18 Automatic buttonhole foot R
19 Rear compartment
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NOTE:
Other accessories can be stored in the rear
compartment.
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Connecting the Power Supply
First make sure the power switch is off.
Insert the machine plug of the power supply cord into the
machine socket.
Insert the power supply plug into the wall outlet, and turn
the power switch on.
1 Power switch
2 Machine plug
3 Machine socket
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NOTES:
Make sure to use the power supply cord that came with
the machine.
If you turn off the power switch, wait for 5 seconds before
turning it on again.
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WARNING:
While in operation, always keep your eyes on the sewing
area, and do not touch any moving parts such as the
thread take-up lever, handwheel or needle.
Always turn off the power switch and unplug the
machine from the power supply:
- when leaving the machine unattended.
- when attaching or removing parts.
- when cleaning the machine.
Do not place anything on the foot control.
If you wish to use the foot control, pull out the cord from
the foot control and insert the pin connector into the jack
on the machine.
1 Foot control cord
2 Pin connector
Insert the machine plug of the power supply cord into the
machine socket.
Insert the power supply plug into the wall outlet, and turn
the power switch on.
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CAUTION:
Do not pull the foot control cord beyond the red mark.
3 Red mark
Operating Instructions:
The symbol “O” on a switch indicates the “off” position of
the switch.
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For the U.S.A. and Canada only
Polarized plug (one blade wider than the other):
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended
to fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If it does not fit
fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit,
contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet.
Do not modify the plug in any way.
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Controlling Sewing Speed
Speed control slider
You can limit the maximum sewing speed with the speed
control slider according to your sewing needs.
To increase the sewing speed, move the slider to the right.
To decrease the sewing speed, move the slider to the left.
Foot control
Pressing on the foot control can vary sewing speed.
The harder you press the foot control, the faster the
machine runs.
NOTE:
The machine runs at the maximum speed set by the
speed control slider when the foot control is fully
depressed.
Operating Instructions:
Foot control model 21371 is for use with this sewing
machine.
NOTE:
This machine is equipped with an automatic shutdown
safety feature to prevent overheating whenever the
machine is running overloaded. Follow the safety
instructions that appear on the LCD screen.
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Machine Operating Buttons
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Start/stop button
Press this button to start or stop the machine.
The machine starts running slowly for the first few
stitches, it then runs at the speed set by the speed
control slider. The machine runs slowly as long as this
button is pressed.
The button will turn red when the machine is running,
and green when it has been stopped.
Pressing and holding this button while sewing will slow
down the sewing speed and the machine will stop
when the button is released.
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NOTE:
The start/stop button cannot be used when the foot
control is connected to the machine.
The machine will not start if the presser foot is up and
the LCD screen shows message (A) or (B).
Lower the presser foot and start the machine.
(A)
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Reverse button
When sewing pattern number D1S, D1, D4, 9-11, 93 or
151-154 the machine will sew in reverse as long as the
reverse button is pressed.
(B)
If you press the reverse button when sewing any other
patterns, the machine will immediately sew locking
stitches and automatically stop.
When the foot control is not connected and pattern
D1S, D1, D4, 9-11, 93 or 151-154 is selected, the
machine will sew in reverse at the slowest speed as
long as the reverse button is pressed.
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Auto-lock button
When sewing pattern number D1S, D1, D4, 9-11, 93 or
151-156, the machine will immediately sew locking
stitches and automatically stop when the auto-lock
button is pressed.
When sewing all other patterns, the machine will sew
to the end of the current pattern, sew locking stitches
and stop automatically.
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Needle up/down position button
Press this button to bring the needle bar up or down.
The machine will stop with the needle up or down
depending on the position set by this button.
LED signal
The LED signal is turned on when the down position is
selected.
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NOTE:
The machine will always stop with the needle up after
sewing buttonholes, darning and monograms.
If you press the up/down needle position button when the
presser foot is at the extra lifted position, the LCD screen
will advise you to lower the foot.
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Thread cutter button
Press this button after finishing sewing and the machine
will trim the threads automatically.
The LED signal blinks while cutting threads.
NOTES:
Use the thread cutter on the face plate when cutting
specialized threads or threads #30 or thicker.
Clean the auto thread cutter mechanism regularly to
avoid malfunction due to built up lint.
Avoid using a paper-cored spools with the auto thread
cutter. When nearly empty, they may not unwind
smoothly and cause the thread to bunch up or slip when
using the auto thread cutter (refer to page 10).
Do not pull the fabric if auto thread cutting fails and the
thread tangles. Turn the power switch off and remove
the needle plate to remove the tangled threads (refer to
page 89).
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Jog dial
The jog dial is used for selecting stitch patterns,
characters and certain settings.
Turn the jog dial clockwise or counterclockwise with your
fingertip to browse patterns or settings.
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Confirm button
Press the confirm button to select the desired pattern or
settings.
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Raising and Lowering the Presser Foot
The presser foot lifter raises and lowers the presser foot.
1 Presser foot lifter
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You can raise the presser foot higher than the normal up
position. This allows for setting the dual feed device,
attaching presser foot, and also helps you to place thick
layers of fabrics under the foot.
2 Extra lifted position
NOTE:
Do not turn the hand wheel of press the up/down needle
position button when the presser foot is in the extra lifted
position.
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Knee Lifter
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The knee lifter is extremely helpful when sewing
patchwork, quilting etc, since it allows you to handle the
fabric while your knee controls the presser foot.
Attaching the knee lifter
Match the ribs on the knee lifter with the notches in the
knee lifter socket and insert the knee lifter.
1 Knee lifter
2 Knee lifter socket
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Adjusting the knee lifter
The angle of the knee lifter can be adjusted to fit you.
Loosen the setscrew and slide the angle bar in or out to
adjust the angle of the knee lifter.
Tighten the setscrew to secure the angle bar.
3 Setscrew
4 Angle bar
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Using the knee lifter
Push the knee lifter with your knee to easily move the
presser foot up and down.
You can control how high the foot rises by the amount of
knee pressure you exert.
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NOTE:
Do not touch the knee lifter while stitching, otherwise the
fabric will not be fed smoothly.
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Function Keys
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1 Mode key (refer to page 23)
Press this key to open the group selection window.
2 Monogram key (refer to page 80)
Press this key to select one of 3 letter styles available.
3 Direct pattern selection keys (refer to page 34)
Press one of 3 keys to select a straight stitch pattern
using automatic plate converter.
4 Memory recall key (refer to page 86)
Press this button to register or recall programmed pattern
combinations.
This button is also used to customize the default settings
of stitch length and width.
5 Auto thread cutter key (refer to page 76)
Press this key before sewing, if you wish to cut the
threads automatically after finishing sewing with a locking
stitch.
When programming a pattern combination, press this key
after the last programmed pattern to cut the threads
automatically after finishing sewing.
The LED signal on the thread cutter button (refer to page
8) will turn on when the auto thread cutter key is pressed.
6 Locking stitch key (refer to page 71)
Press this key after the last memorized pattern.
The machine will automatically lock the stitch off and then
stop when finishing sewing.
8 Set key (refer to page 25)
Press this key to open the machine setting window for
customizing the machine settings.
9 Twin needle key (refer to page 72)
Press this key when sewing with a twin needle.
10 Elongation key (refer to page 70)
Press this key to elongate satin stitch patterns.
11 Mirror image key (refer to pages 71, 75)
Press this key to sew a mirror image of the selected
pattern.
12 Help key (refer to page 24)
Press this key to view information on the selected pattern.
13 Memory key (refer to pages 71, 75)
Press this key to memorize the selected pattern.
Up to 50 patterns can be memorized.
14 Stitch width adjusting key (refer to pages 32, 40, 55)
Press this key to alter the stitch width.
15 Stitch length adjusting key (refer to pages 32, 40, 55)
Press this key to alter the stitch length.
16 Edit key (refer to page 82)
Press this key to edit the programmed pattern combinations.
7 Clear key (refer to page 82)
Press this key to delete the last memorized pattern.
Press and hold this key until the buzzer sounds to delete
the whole pattern combination.
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Changing the Presser Foot
WARNING:
Turn the power switch off before changing the presser
foot.
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Removing the presser foot
Raise the needle to its highest position and raise the
presser foot lifter.
Press the red button on the back of the foot holder.
The presser foot will drop off.
1 Red button
2 Presser foot
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NOTE:
If the dual feed device interferes when pressing the red
button, shift the dual feed device away.
3 Dual feed device
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Attaching the presser foot
Place the presser foot so that the pin on the foot lies just
under the groove of the foot holder.
Lower the presser bar to lock the foot in place.
Each foot is marked with an identification letter.
4 Groove
5 Presser foot
6 Identification letter
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Removing and Attaching the Foot Holder
WARNING:
Turn the power switch off before removing or attaching
the foot holder.
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Remove the needle for easy operation.
Removing the foot holder
Raise the presser foot and loosen the thumbscrew.
Remove the foot holder.
1 Thumbscrew
2 Foot holder
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Attaching the foot holder
Attach the foot holder to the presser bar from the rear.
Tighten the thumbscrew securely with the screwdriver.
3 Presser bar
Attach the needle after installation of the foot holder.
NOTE:
Lower the presser foot when loosening and tightening
the thumbscrew if it is hard to access.
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Setting for Dual Feed Sewing
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WARNING:
Turn the power switch off before changing the presser
foot.
Attach the dual feed foot when sewing with the dual feed
device.
Attaching the dual feed foot
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z Remove the needle and loosen the thumbscrew with
the screwdriver.
1 Thumbscrew
x Raise the presser foot and loosen the thumbscrew to
remove the foot holder .
2 Foot holder
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c Attach the dual feed foot to the presser bar and
tighten the thumbscrew lightly. Lower the presser
foot and tighten the thumbscrew securely with the
screwdriver.
3 Dual feed foot
4 Presser bar
Setting the dual feed device
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z Raise the presser foot lifter to the extra lifted position.
1 Extra lifted position
x
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x Hold the dual feed device and lower it slowly.
2 Dual feed device
c Swing the dual feed device forward to the underside of
the dual feed foot until they engage.
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Disengaging the dual feed device
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z Raise the presser foot lifter to the extra lifted
position.
1 Extra lifted position
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2
x Pull down the dual feed device to disengage it
from the dual feed foot. Swing the dual feed
device to the rear.
2 Dual feed device
x
c Swing up the dual feed device until it catches the
pins.
3 Pin
c
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Removing the dual feed foot
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z Loosen the thumbscrew with the screwdriver.
1 Thumbscrew
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x Raise the presser foot and loosen the thumbscrew
to remove the dual feed foot.
2 Dual feed foot
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c
c Attach the foot holder to the presser bar and
tighten the thumbscrew lightly. Lower the presser
foot and tighten the thumbscrew securely with the
screwdriver.
3 Foot holder
4 Presser bar
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Setting the Spool of Thread
Lift up the spool pin. Place the spool of thread on the
spool pin with the thread coming off the spool as shown.
Attach the large spool holder, and press it firmly against
the spool of thread.
1 Large spool holder
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NOTE:
Use the small spool holder to hold narrow or small spools
of thread.
2 Small spool holder
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Extra spool pin
Use the extra spool pin when you need to wind a bobbin
without unthreading the machine while working on a
sewing project.
Insert the extra spool pin into the spool supporter and
then into the hole beside the horizontal spool pin.
Place the felt cushion on the spool pin and place a spool
of thread on it as shown.
3 Extra spool pin
4 Spool supporter
5 Hole for extra spool pin
6 Felt cushion
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NOTE:
The extra spool pin is also used for twin needle sewing.
Removing the Bobbin
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Slide the hook cover release button to the right, and
remove the hook cover plate.
1 Hook cover release button
2 Hook cover plate
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3
Lift out the bobbin from the bobbin holder.
3 Bobbin
NOTE:
Use the Janome plastic bobbins for horizontal hook
(marked with “J”). 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
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z Pull the thread from the spool.
Hold the thread with both hands and pass the thread
into the guide slot.
1 Guide slot
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x Draw the thread to the left and forward around the
thread guide.
Draw the thread to the rear and to the right around
under the guide plate.
Firmly pull the thread to the right while holding it
with both hands.
2 Thread guide
3 Guide plate
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c Pass the thread through the hole in the bobbin from
the inside to the outside.
Put the bobbin on the bobbin winder spindle.
Push the bobbin to the right.
4 Hole
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v Hold the free end of the thread in your hand and
start the machine.
Stop the machine when the bobbin has wound
several layers, and cut the thread close to the hole
in the bobbin.
NOTE:
Set the speed control slider at the fastest position.
5
b
b Start the machine again.
Stop the machine when the bobbin is fully wound
and stops spinning.
Return the bobbin winder spindle to its original position.
Remove the bobbin and cut the thread with the thread
cutter.
5 Thread cutter
NOTE:
For safety purposes, the machine will automatically stop
2 minutes after starting bobbin winding.
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Inserting the Bobbin
z
z Place the bobbin in the bobbin holder with the
thread running off counterclockwise.
x
x Guide the thread into the front notch on the bobbin
holder.
1 Front notch
1
c
c Draw the thread to the left, sliding it between the
tension spring blades.
2 Tension spring blades
2
v Continue to draw the thread lightly until the thread
slips into the side notch.
3 Side notch
v
3
b Pull out about 10 cm (4") of thread to the rear.
Reattach the hook cover plate.
4 Hook cover plate
b
NOTE:
The threading chart is shown on the hook cover plate
for your reference.
4
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Threading the Machine
x
z
Raise the presser foot. Press the needle up/down position
button twice to raise the needle.
Turn the power switch off.
v
Pass the thread in order from z to m.
b
n
c
m
z Hold the thread with both hands and pass the thread
into the guide slot.
1 Guide slot
zx
1
2
x Draw the thread to the left and around the corner of
the guide toward you.
Pull the thread along the channel.
2 Corner of the guide
3 Channel
3
c
6
4
c Draw the thread down along the right channel and
around the bottom of the thread guide plate.
Pull the thread up along the left channel.
4 Right channel
5 Thread guide plate
6 Left channel
5
7
v
v While holding the thread at the spool, firmly draw the
thread up and to the back of the take-up lever. Draw
the thread forward to draw it into the eye of the take-up
lever.
7 Eye of the take-up lever
bn
8
9
b Then pull the thread down along the left channel
and through the lower thread guide.
8 Lower thread guide
n Slide the thread behind the needle bar thread guide
from the left.
9 Needle bar thread guide
m Thread the needle with the needle threader (refer to
the next page).
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Built-in needle threader
NOTE:
The needle threader can be used with a #11 to #16
needle, or a #11 Blue needle.
Thread size 50 to 90 is recommended.
z
z Lower the presser foot. Raise the needle to its
highest position. Turn the power switch off.
Pull down the needle threader knob as far as it will go.
The threader hook comes out through the needle eye
from behind.
1 Knob
2 Threader hook
1
2
x
4
x Draw the thread from the left to the right, under the
left guide, threader hook and the right guide.
Draw the thread around the right guide toward you.
3 Left guide
4 Right guide
4
2
3
c Raise the threader slowly so a loop of the thread is
pulled up through the needle eye.
5 Thread loop
c
5
v
v Pull the thread end through the needle eye.
NOTE:
The needle threader cannot be used with the twin needle.
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Drawing Up the Bobbin Thread
z
z Raise the presser foot lifter.
Hold the needle thread with your finger.
1 Needle thread
1
x Press the needle up/down position button twice to
draw up the bobbin thread.
2 Needle up/down position button
x
2
c Pull the needle thread to bring up the loop of bobbin
thread.
3 Loop of bobbin thread
c
3
v
v Pull both threads 10 cm (4") and draw them to the rear
under the presser foot.
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Changing Needles
1
CAUTION:
Always make sure to turn the power switch off and
disconnect the machine from the power supply before
changing the needle.
Raise the needle by pressing the needle up/down position
button and lower the presser foot.
Turn the power switch off.
Loosen the needle clamp screw and remove the needle
from the clamp.
1 Needle clamp screw
3
2
4
Insert a new needle into the needle clamp with the flat
side of the needle to the rear.
When inserting the needle into the needle clamp, push it
up against the stopper pin and tighten the needle clamp
screw firmly with a screwdriver.
2 Flat side
3 Stopper pin
To check needle straightness, place the flat side of the
needle onto something flat (a needle plate, glass etc.)
The gap between the needle and the flat surface should
be consistent.
Never use a blunt needle.
4 Gap
Fabric
Light
Lawn
Georgette
Tricot
Wool
Polyester
Cotton
Medium Polyester
Fine jersey
Wool
Heavy
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Denim
Jersey
Coating
Quilting
Thread
Needle
Silk #80-100
Cotton #80-100
Synthetic #80-100
#9/65–11/75
Silk #50
Cotton #60-80
Synthetic #50-80
Cotton #50
#11/75–14/90
Silk #50
Cotton #40-50
Synthetic #40-50
Silk #30
Cotton #50
#14/90–16/
100
#14/90
#16/100
Balancing Thread Tension
Auto-thread tension
For general sewing, set the thread tension dial at AUTO,
which covers a wide range of sewing conditions.
Recommended tension setting for the selected pattern is
indicated on the LCD screen.
1 Thread tension dial
2 Recommended tension setting
1
2
Balanced thread tension
3
1
For straight stitch sewing, both needle and bobbin
threads will join at the middle of the fabric.
2
For zigzag stitch sewing, the needle thread will appear
slightly on the wrong side of the fabric.
4
1
2
3
4
1
3
2
Wrong side of fabric
Right side of fabric
Needle thread
Bobbin thread
4
Manual thread tension adjustment
You should adjust the tension manually if the LCD screen
shows a tension setting other than AUTO.
You may also need to adjust tension manually depending
on the sewing conditions such as the type of fabric and
number of layers.
1
2
If the needle thread is too tight, the bobbin thread
appears on the right side of the fabric.
1 Wrong side of fabric
2 Right side of fabric
3 Needle thread
4 Bobbin thread
Turn the thread tension dial to a lower number to
decrease the thread tension.
3
4
2
1
If the needle thread is too loose, the needle thread loops
on the underside of the fabric.
1 Wrong side of fabric
2 Right side of fabric
3 Needle thread
4 Bobbin thread
Turn the thread tension dial to a higher number to
increase the thread tension.
3
4
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Adjusting the Foot Pressure
5
6
4
The foot pressure can be adjusted with the foot pressure
dial located under the top cover.
3
7
2
1
The dial has 7 setting positions from 1 to 7.
For ordinary sewing, set “7” at the setting mark.
1 Foot pressure dial
2 Setting mark
2
1
Reduce the pressure when sewing fine synthetics and
stretch fabrics.
To reduce the pressure, set the dial at a lower number.
The recommended dial setting for the selected pattern will
be show on the LCD screen.
For example, set the dial at 5 for heirloom stitch patterns
number 55 to 64. Set the dial at 4 for applique stitches.
3 Recommended setting
3
Dropping the Feed Dog
The feed dog can be lowered for basting, sewing on
buttons, free motion quilting etc.
Shift the drop feed lever toward you to lower the feed
dog.
1 Drop feed lever
Shift the drop feed lever away from you to raise the
feed dog, it will return to the up position when you start
the machine.
NOTE:
If you start the machine with the feed dog lowered, a
message will appear on the LCD screen.
The machine will not run with the feed dog lowered
when pattern number 23-33, 35-40 or monogram is
selected.
1
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Selecting the Patterns
The stitch patterns are classified into 11 groups.
To select the desired stitch pattern, refer to the reference
chart inside the top cover to identify the stitch group and
pattern number.
2
When turning the power switch on, the LCD screen will
show the straight stitch D1 selected.
Press the mode key and the group selection window will
open.
1 Mode key
2 Group selection window
1
4
Turn the jog dial clockwise or counterclockwise to browse
through the groups.
3 Jog dial
NOTE:
To close the group selection window, press the cross
mark with the touch panel stylus.
4 Cross mark
3
5
6
Press the confirm button in the center of the jog dial to
select the group enclosed with a frame, or press the icon
of the desired group with the touch panel stylus.
5 Confirm button
6 Touch panel stylus
The pattern selection window will open.
Turn the jog dial and press the confirm button, or press
the stitch icon to select the desired stitch pattern.
The LCD screen will display the pattern number and stitch
image, along with information such as stitch width and
length, recommended foot, foot pressure and tension
setting.
7 Stitch image
8 Pattern number
9 Information
7
8
NOTE:
A message window will be displayed for briefly when
certain stitch pattern is selected.
9
CAUTION:
Do not press the surface of the LCD screen with hard or
sharp objects like pencils, screwdrivers or the like. Use
the touch panel stylus to press the LCD screen.
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Help key
2
Pressing this key will show alternative applications and
useful information for the following stitch patterns:
1 Help key
1
When one of the above patterns is selected, the “?” mark
is displayed.
2 “?” mark
Example: Stitch pattern D1 is selected.
When you press the help key, the following will be displayed on the LCD screen.
The first page shows the zigzag foot A and quilting guide
bar for quilting.
The second page shows the rolled hem foot D for rolled
hemming applications.
3
NOTE:
Arrow marks indicate that there are previous and next
pages to be displayed.
3 Arrow marks
3
The third page shows the zipper foot E for zipper sewing
applications.
Pages A1 to A6 and D1 to D6 show step-by step
instructions on how to engage and disengage the dual
feed device.
NOTES:
Use the jog dial to scroll through the pages.
To close the help window, press the help key again or
press the clear key.
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Customizing Machine Settings
You can customize the machine settings to your
preference.
1
3
2
Press the set key and the LCD screen will show the
machine setting window.
1 Set key
2 Machine setting window
To close the machine setting window, press the cross
mark.
3 Cross mark
Turn the jog dial to select the desired item to set and
press the confirm button
Screen brightness
The screen brightness can be adjusted from level 0 to 20.
The preset level is 10.
Turn the jog dial to adjust the screen brightness.
Press the confirm button to register the new setting.
Buzzer sound
The level of the buzzer sound can be adjusted and you
can mute the buzzer in normal operation.
Turn the jog dial to select the desired sound level; mute,
low normal or loud.
Press the confirm button to register the new setting.
You can select the desired level by also pressing a sound
level icon with the touch panel stylus.
NOTE:
Items and settings can also be selected by pressing the
relevant icon on the LCD screen
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Sub window display time
A sub window will appear when selecting certain patterns
such as buttonholes.
The duration of the sub window display can be altered.
Turn the jog dial to select x0.5 (1 second), x1.0 (2 seconds)
or x1.5 (3 seconds).
The preset time is x1.0 (2 seconds).
Press the confirm button to register the new setting.
Resumption setting
The last pattern sewn before turning the power off can be
recalled when turning the power on again by setting the
resumption setting on.
Turn the jog dial to select the normal set or resumption set.
Press the confirm button to register the new setting.
Favorite stitch adjustment
If you wish to save the altered stitch length and width for
future use, turn on this option.
Turn the jog dial to select ON or OFF.
Press the confirm button to register the new setting.
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Touch panel calibration
If the touch panel keys seem out of alignment, calibrate
the key position as follows.
z
z Press the center of the stitch width adjusting key with
the touch panel stylus.
x
x Press the center of the stitch length adjusting key with
the touch panel stylus.
c
c Press the center of the edit key with the touch panel
stylus.
v
v Press the “+” sign that appears on the LCD screen with
the touch panel stylus.
b
b
b Press the center of the D1S key with the touch panel
stylus.
n Press the “ ” sign that appears on the LCD screen
with the touch panel stylus.
The new settings are registered.
To start over the calibration again press the confirm
button.
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Language selection
You can choose one of the following languages for
screen display.
1 English
2 Spanish
3 Finnish
4 French
5 German
6 Italian
7 Dutch
8 Portuguese
9 Russian
10 Swedish
11 Polish
Turn the jog dial to select the desired language.
Press the confirm button to register the new setting.
Deleting stored pattern combinations
All the pattern combinations stored in the memory bank
can be deleted at one time.
Press and hold the clear key
to delete all the stored
pattern combinations.
If you do not wish to delete all the pattern combinations,
press the cross mark to return to the previous display.
Resetting all to default
All the customized settings can be reset to the original
settings (factory settings).
Press and hold the clear key to reset all the settings to
default.
NOTE:
The touch screen calibration and language selection will
not be reset.
If you do not wish to reset the settings, press the cross
mark to return to the previous display.
3
2
4
1
When turning the power on, the opening window shows
the customized settings that you have made.
1 Buzzer sound
2 Sub window display time
3 Resumption setting
4 Favorite stitch adjustment
5 Language selection
5
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UTILITY STITCHES
Straight Stitch
Machine settings
Pattern:
D1 (Utility)
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
AUTO
Zigzag foot A or Dual feed foot AD
7
Starting to sew
Raise the presser foot and position the fabric next to a
seam guide on the needle plate. Lower the needle at the
point where you wish to start.
Pull the needle and bobbin threads toward the rear.
Lower the presser foot.
Depress the foot control or press the start/stop button to
start sewing.
Gently guide the fabric along the seam guide letting the
fabric feed naturally.
Sewing from the edge of thick fabric
1
2
The black button on the zigzag foot locks the foot in the
horizontal position.
This is helpful when you start sewing from extreme edge
of thick fabrics or sewing across a hem.
Lower the needle into the fabric at the point where you
wish to start sewing.
Lower the foot while pushing the black button in. The foot
is locked in the horizontal position to avoid slipping.
1 Thick fabrics
2 Black button
Changing sewing direction:
Stop the machine and bring the needle down into the
fabrics by pressing the up/down needle position button.
Raise the presser foot.
Pivot the fabric around the needle to change the sewing
direction as desired.
Lower the presser foot and start sewing in a new
direction.
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Securing seam
2
1
For fastening the ends of seams, press the reverse
button and sew several reverse stitches.
The machine sews in reverse as long as you press and
hold in the reverse button.
Press the reverse button once when sewing the Lock-aMatic stitch (pattern D2/D2S) or locking stitch (pattern
D3/D3S) so the machine will lock the stitch off and stop
automatically.
1 Reverse Button
After finishing sewing, press the thread cutter button to
cut the threads.
2 Thread Cutter Button
3
NOTE:
Use the thread cutter on the face plate to cut the
specialized threads, thick threads #30 or thicker.
3 Thread Cutter
Using the Seam Guides
2
The seam guides are marked on the needle plate, free
arm and hook cover.
The seam guides for 1/4”, 3/8” and 5/8” are also marked
on the front of the needle plate.
1 Seam guides on the front of the needle plate
4
The numbers on the needle plate indicate the distance
from the center needle position in millimeters and inches.
2 Center Needle Position
The cornering guides are very useful when turning a
square corner.
3 Cornering guide
1
3
The angle scales on the needle plate are useful for
patchwork piecing.
4 Angle scales
Turning a square corner
To maintain a 5/8˝ seam allowance after turning a square
corner, use the cornering guide on the needle plate.
5/8”
Stop sewing when the front edge of fabric reaches the
cornering guide lines.
Lower the needle by pressing the needle up/down position
button.
3
3
Raise the presser foot and turn the fabric 90 degrees.
Lower the presser foot, and begin stitching in the new
direction.
3 Cornering guide
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Assembling the Extra Wide Table
3
2
4
1
5
Peel off the backing paper from the rubber soles and
attach to the bottom of the legs.
1 Rubber sole
2 Leg
3 Setscrew
Attach the 6 legs to the table top with the setscrews.
4 Table top
Place the assembled table to the machine as shown.
Slide the table to the right until the table catches the pin
on the backside of the free arm.
Adjust the height of the table top by turning the adjusting
screw.
5 Adjusting screw
Using the Cloth Guide
2
Remove the extension table and attach the extra wide
table.
Attach the cloth guide to the free arm by pushing the cloth
guide down to snap it in place.
Slide the cloth guide to the desired position.
Place the fabric with its edge against the cloth guide and
sew.
1 Cloth guide
2 Free arm
1
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Adjusting the needle drop position
The needle drop position of the straight stitches can be
altered by pressing the stitch width adjusting key.
NOTE:
The value in brackets indicates the preset setting.
3.5
0.0
7.0
Press the “+” sign on the key to move the needle bar to
the right.
Press the “–” sign on the key to move the needle bar to
the left.
Adjusting the stitch length
The stitch length can be altered by pressing the stitch
length adjusting key.
The stitch length indication will change as the key is
pressed.
NOTE:
The value in the brackets indicates the preset setting.
1.0
5.0
Press the “+” sign on the key to increase the stitch length.
Press the “–” sign on the key to decrease the stitch
length.
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Customizing the preset values of the stitch length and
width
The preset values of the stitch length and width are
optimized for each pattern.
However, you can change the preset values to suit your
sewing preferences, if the favorite stitch adjustment option
is turned on (refer to page 26).
Example: To change the preset value of the stitch
length
Select the stitch pattern you wish to change the preset
value.
The indication of stitch width and length are surrounded
with a frame and will work as a custom setting key when
the favorite stitch adjustment option is turned on.
1 Custom setting key
1
Adjust the stitch length as you prefer..
Press the custom setting key. The LCD screen will display
the custom setting window.
Press the memory key
or its icon
screen to save the custom settings.
Press the clear key
or its icon
screen to restore the default settings.
2
on the LCD
on the LCD
The LCD screen will return to the previous window and
the symbol “C” will appear on the screen to indicate that
the preset values have been changed.
2 Symbol “C”
Restoring the default settings
Select a pattern for which you have changed the preset
settings.
Press the custom setting key. The LCD screen will show
the custom setting window with the customized settings.
Press the clear key. The LCD screen will return to the
previous window and the symbol “C” will disappear.
The preset values will return to the default setting (the
same settings as when you purchased the machine).
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Automatic plate converter
Setting for straight stitch
When stitch pattern D1S, D2S or D3S is selected, the
automatic plate converter will close to set up the needle
plate hole for straight stitch.
NOTE:
Use the dual feed device and dual feed foot when sewing
fine fabrics and stretch fabrics for the best sewing results.
The zigzag foot can be used for sewing sturdy fabrics.
Select pattern D1S, D2S or D3S, and the APC setting
window will open.
z If the bobbin thread is pulled out through the needle
plate hole, press the OK key under “Set” and follow the
instructions that appear in the APC setting window.
1 Bobbin thread
z
NOTE:
Press the OK key under “Ready” to close the plate
converter if the bobbin thread has already been cut with
the automatic thread cutter.
1
x
x Hold the bobbin thread and press the OK key.
The bobbin thread will be trimmed automatically.
c
c Remove the tail of the bobbin thread and press the OK
key.
v
v The automatic plate converter will close.
2 Automatic plate converter
2
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Opening the automatic plate converter
The automatic plate converter should be open if any
pattern other than D1S, D2S or D3S is selected.
The APC setting window will open if a stitch pattern other
than D1S, D2S or D3S is selected while the automatic
plate converter is closed.
z If the bobbin thread is pulled out through the hole in
the plate converter, press the OK key under “Set” and
follow the instructions that appear in the APC setting
window.
z
NOTE:
Press the OK key under “Ready” to open the plate
converter if the bobbin thread has already been cut with
the automatic thread cutter.
x
x Hold the bobbin thread and press the OK key. The
bobbin thread will be trimmed automatically.
c
c Remove the tail of the bobbin thread and press the OK
key.
v
v The plate converter will open.
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Variety of straight stitches
Straight stitch with left needle position
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
D4 (Utility)
AUTO
Zigzag foot A, Dual feed foot AD
7
Use this stitch to seam the edge of fabrics.
Lock-a-Matic stitch
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
D2 (Utility)
AUTO
Zigzag foot A, Dual feed foot AD
7
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.
Locking stitch
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
D3 (Utility)
AUTO
Zigzag foot A, Dual feed foot AD
7
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.
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Triple stretch stitch
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
5 (Utility)
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
7
This strong, durable stitch is recommended for areas
where both elasticity and strength are needed to ensure
comfort and durability. Use it to reinforce areas such as
crotch and armhole seams. Also use it when constructing
items such as backpacks for extra strength.
Stretch stitch
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
6 or 7 (Utility)
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
7
This 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.
Stitch pattern 7 is a stretch stitch in the left needle
position.
Use this stitch when seaming thin fabrics such as tricot
and fine jersey.
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Sewing with the Dual Feed Device
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
D1S
AUTO
Dual feed foot AD
7
NOTE:
Patterns number D1, D2, D3, D4 and D1S, D2S, D3S
can be sewn with the dual feed device.
The dual feed device is extremely effective for sewing
with hard to feed material such as vinyl or leather. It also
eliminates layer slippage.
NOTE:
See page 13 for how to attach the dual feed foot and to
engage the dual feed device.
Sewing
Raise the presser foot and position the fabric next to a
seam guide on the needle plate. Lower the needle at the
point where you wish to start.
Pull the needle and bobbin thread toward the rear.
Lower the presser foot.
Start sewing at medium speed. Gently guide the fabric
along the seam guide letting the fabric feed naturally.
When seaming plaid fabrics, match the plaids of the
upper and lower layers and pin them together.
Dual feed balancing dial
(A)
2
1
(B)
1
The dual feed balancing dial should be set at “0”.
However you may need to adjust the dual feed balance
with this dial since the effect of the dual feed varies
depending on the type of fabric.
Test sew on scrap piece of the fabric you intended to sew
to check the feed balance.
2
(A): If the lower layer puckers, turn the dual feed
balancing dial toward “+”.
(B): If the upper layer puckers, turn the dual feed
balancing dial toward “–”.
3
1 Upper layer
2 Lower layer
3 Dual feed balancing dial
NOTE:
Reducing the foot pressure will also improve the feed
balance.
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Basting
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
Feed dog:
8 (Utility)
1-3
Convertible free motion quilting foot
QB-H
7
Lowered
When selecting the basting stitch, the LCD screen will
advise you to lower the feed dog.
Refer to page 22 for how to lower the feed dog.
Attaching the convertible free motion quilting foot
1
2
3
Loosen the thumbscrew and remove the foot holder.
Attach the convertible free motion quilting foot to the
presser bar and tighten the thumbscrew firmly with the
screwdriver.
Adjust the height of the foot by turning the round nut until
bottom of the foot barely touches top of the fabric.
1 Thumbscrew
2 Presser bar
3 Round nut
Sewing
Lower the feed dog.
Pass the needle thread through the hole in the foot and
draw the thread to the rear.
Place the fabric and lower the presser foot.
Depress the foot control. The machine will take one stitch
and stop automatically.
Release the foot control.
Hold the fabric taut and slide it to where you want the
next stitch.
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Zigzag Stitch
Machine Setting
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
9 or 10 (Utility)
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
7
Zigzag stitch is used for various sewing needs including
overcasting. It can be used on most woven fabrics.
A dense zigzag stitch can also be used for applique.
Adjusting the stitch width
Press the “+” sign on the stitch width adjusting key to
increase the stitch width.
Press the “–” sign on the stitch width adjusting key to
decrease the stitch width.
2.0
7.0
1 Stitch Width
1
(A)
(A): The pattern number 9 has a fixed center needle drop
position. The stitch width changes symmetrically.
(B)
2
(B): The pattern number10 has a fixed right needle drop
position. When you change the stitch width, the left
needle drop position will change.
2 Fixed right needle position
Adjusting the stitch length
Press the “+” sign on the stitch length adjusting key to
increase the stitch length.
1.0
5.0
3
Press the “–” sign on the stitch length adjusting key to
decrease the stitch length.
3 Stitch Length
NOTE:
The stitch length and width can be altered while stitching.
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Overcasting Stitches
Overcasting with zigzag stitch
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
9 or 10 (Utility)
AUTO
Overcasting foot C
7
Place the fabric edge next to the guide of the foot and
then sew.
1 Edge of fabric
2 Guide
CAUTION:
2
When you use the overcasting foot C, you must set the
zigzag width at 4.5 or wider to prevent the needle from
hitting the wires on the foot.
1
Multiple zigzag stitch (Tricot stitch)
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
11 (Utility)
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
7
This stitch is used to finish a raw edge of synthetics and
other stretch fabrics that tend to pucker.
Sew along the fabric edge leaving an adequate seam
allowance.
After sewing, trim the seam allowance close to the
stitches.
Overcasting stitch
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
2
12 (Utility)
AUTO
Overcasting foot C
7
This stitch can be used to simultaneously seam and
overcast edges of fabrics.
Use this stitch when you do not need to open seams flat.
Place the fabric edge next to the guide of the foot and
then sew.
1 Edge of fabrics
2 Guide
NOTE:
The stitch width cannot be changed to less than 4.5.
1
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Knit stitch
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
13 (Utility)
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
7
This stitch is recommended for sewing such fabrics as
synthetic knits and stretch velour as it provides the
greatest amount of elasticity and strength.
Sew along the fabric edge leaving an adequate seam
allowance.
After sewing, trim the seam allowance close to the
stitches.
Overcasting stitch
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
2
14 (Utility)
AUTO
Overcasting foot C
7
This is an excellent stitch for fabrics that tend to fray
extensively such as linens and gabardines.
Two rows of zigzag stitches are simultaneously sewn
over the edge to insure that fabric will not ravel.
Place the fabric edge next to the guide of the foot and
then sew.
1 Edge of fabric
2 Guide
NOTE:
The stitch width cannot be changed to less than 4.5.
1
Overcasting stitch
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
15 (Utility)
6-8
Overedge foot M
7
This stitch finishes the edges of fabric similar to a
commercial overlocking machine for a professional look.
Place the fabric edge next to the guide of the foot and
then sew.
1 Edge of fabric
2 Guide
2
NOTE:
The stitch width cannot be changed.
1
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Zipper Sewing
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
(A)
(B)
D1 (Utility)
AUTO
Zipper foot E
7
Attaching the zipper foot E
Fit the pin on zipper foot E to the groove on the foot
holder.
1 Groove
2 Pin
(A): To sew the left side of the zipper, attach zipper foot
with the pin on the right-hand side.
(B): To sew the right side of the zipper, attach the zipper
foot with the pin on the left-hand side.
1
2
Fabric preparation
Add 1 cm (3/8“) to the zipper size. This is the overall
opening size.
1 Right sides of the fabric
2 1 cm (3/8“)
3 Opening size
4 Zipper size
5 End of the zipper opening
5
4
3
1
2
9
8
5
7
Place the right sides of the fabric together and sew
to the end of the opening with a 2 cm (5/8“) seam
allowance.
Reverse stitch to lock the seams.
Manually increase the stitch length to 5.0 and baste the
zipper opening with the thread tension loosened to 1-3.
5 End of the zipper opening
6 2 cm (5/8“) seam allowance
7 Basting
8 Reverse stitches
9 Seam stitches
6
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Sewing
4
z
2
1
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.
1 0.2 to 0.3 cm (1/8”) margin
2 Zipper teeth
3 Fold
4 End of the zipper opening
3
x
4
x Attach zipper foot E with the pin on the right hand
side.
Lower the foot onto the topside at the end of the
zipper opening so that the needle pierces the fabric
next to the fold and the zipper tape.
Sew along the zipper guiding the zipper teeth along
the side edge of the foot.
c Sew through all layers next to the fold.
Stop 5 cm (2”) before zipper foot E reaches the slider
on the zipper tape.
Lower the needle slightly into the fabric.
Raise the foot and open the zipper to clear the slider.
Lower the foot and stitch the remainder of the seam.
5 Slider
6 5 cm (2”)
c
5
6
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v
v Close the zipper and spread the fabric open flat with
the right side facing up.
Baste the opened fabric and zipper tape together.
1 Basting
2 Zipper tape
1
2
b Re-attach the zipper foot E with the left pin.
Backstitch across the end of the opening 0.7-1 cm
(3/8“) and turn the fabric 90 degrees.
3 0.7-1 cm (3/8“)
b
3
n Stitch through the garment and zipper tape, guiding
the zipper teeth along the side edge of the foot.
Stop about 5 cm (2”) from the top of the zipper.
Unfasten the basting stitches.
4 5 cm (2”)
5 Basting stitches
n
4
m
5
m Lower the needle into the fabric, raise the foot, and
open the zipper.
Lower the foot and stitch the remainder of the seam,
making sure the fold is even.
Remove the basting threads after seaming.
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Rolled Hem
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
D1 (Utility)
AUTO
Rolled hem foot D
7
Sewing
2
Fold the edge of the fabric twice, 6 cm (2 - 3/8”) in length
and 0.3 cm (1/8”) in width.
1 6 cm (2 - 3/8”)
2 0.3 cm (1/8”)
1
Place the fabric aligning the edge of the hem with the
guide on the foot.
Lower the foot and sew 1-2 cm (1/2”-1”) while pulling
both thread to the back.
3 Threads
3
4
Stop the machine and lower the needle into the fabric.
Raise the foot and insert the folded portion of the fabric
into the curl of the foot.
Lower the foot, and then sew by lifting up the edge of
the fabric to keep it feeding smoothly and evenly.
4 Curl of the foot
NOTE:
Trim the corner 0.6 cm (1/4”) for easier insertion of the
hem into the foot.
5 0.6 cm (1/4”)
5
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Blind Hemming
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
16 or 17 (Utility)
AUTO
Blind hemming foot G
7
Select pattern 16 for woven fabrics or pattern 17 for
elastic fabrics.
Folding the fabric
3
1
Fold the fabric to make a hem as shown.
1 Heavy fabric
2 Fine to medium fabric
3 0.4 -0.7 cm (3/16”-1/4”)
4 Overcasting
5 Wrong side of fabric
5
4
3
2
5
Sewing
6
7
Position the fabric so that the fold comes to the left side
of the guide on the foot.
Lower the presser foot.
Adjust the position of the needle swing with the stitch
width adjusting button so that the needle just pierces the
folded edge of the fabric when the needle comes over to
the left side.
Sew guiding the fold along the guide.
6 Guide on the foot
7 Fold
8
Open the fabric with the right side up.
The stitches on the right side of the fabric will be almost
invisible.
8 Right side of fabric
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Changing the needle drop position
Press the stitch width adjusting key.
The LCD screen shows the distance between the left
needle position and the guide in millimeters.
Press the “–“ sign to move the needle to the right.
Press the “+” sign to move the needle to the left.
1
2
3
4
4
Left needle drop position
Right needle drop position
Guide on foot
Distance between the left needle position and the
guide
NOTE:
The stitch width of patterns 16 and 17 cannot be
changed, but the needle drop position will move.
3
1
2
Making the straight stitches in pattern number 16
longer
Program a combination of patterns 16 and pattern 155 or
156.
Two straight stitches will be added to the blind hem stitch
when combining with pattern 155.
Four stitches will be added with pattern 156.
NOTE:
To alter the needle drop position of the programmed
pattern combination, shift the cursor under pattern 16.
Press the stitch width adjusting key to alter the needle
drop position.
It is not necessary to adjust the needle drop position of
pattern 17 as it will synchronously change.
5
5 Cursor
6 Needle drop position from the guide
6
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Shell Tuck
Machine settings
Pattern:
18 (Utility)
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
6-8
Satin stitch foot F
7
Use a light weight fabric (tricot, for example). Fold the
fabric as shown and stitch on the fold.
Allow the needle to just clear the folded edge to create a
shelled edge. You may need to increase the needle
thread tension.
1 Folded edge
If you sew rows of shell stitches, space the rows at least
1.5 cm (5/8˝) apart.
You can also sew shell stitches on knits or soft silky
woven fabrics in any direction.
1
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Buttonholes
Variety of buttonholes
23 Square (Sensor) buttonhole
This square buttonhole is widely used on medium to heavy weight
fabrics.
The buttonhole size is automatically determined by placing a button
in the foot.
24 Square (Memory) buttonhole
This is also a square buttonhole similar to the sensor buttonhole, but
you can manually set and memorize the buttonhole size to sew
buttonholes of the same size.
This buttonhole is useful for bulky fabrics or when sewing on uneven
layers.
25 Round end buttonhole
This buttonhole is used on fine to medium weight fabrics especially
for blouses and children’s clothes.
26 Fine fabric buttonhole
This buttonhole is rounded at both ends and is used on fine, delicate
fabrics such as fine silk.
27-29 Keyhole buttonholes
The Keyhole Buttonhole is widely used on medium to heavy weight
fabrics. It is also suitable for larger and thicker buttons.
30-32 Stretch buttonholes
This buttonhole can be used on stretch fabrics. It can also be used
as a decorative buttonhole.
33 Welted buttonhole
This is a template pattern for the hand sewn welted (bound)
buttonhole.
NOTE:
Patterns number 25-33 are sensor buttonholes and the sewing
procedure is the same as pattern number 23.
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Square (Sensor) buttonholes
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
23 (Buttonhole)
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
7
Sensor buttonhole
Patterns number 23 and 25 to 33 are sensor buttonholes.
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 sensor buttonholes, the LCD screen
advise you to lower the buttonhole lever.
NOTES:
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.
Sewing
z
1
2
z Press the needle up/down position 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.
1 Groove
2 Pin
x Pull the button holder to the back, and place the
button in it. Push it together tightly on the button.
x
3 Button holder
3
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.
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c Pull the buttonhole lever down as far as it will go.
1 Buttonhole lever
c
1
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.
v Insert the corner of the fabric under the foot. Press
the up/down needle position button twice.
Remove the fabric to the left to draw the needle
thread through the hole of the foot.
Place the fabric under the foot, and lower the needle
at the starting point of the buttonhole mark.
Then lower the foot.
2 Buttonhole mark
3 Starting point
4 Bobbin thread
5 Needle thread
v
2
3
4
5
NOTE:
Make sure there is no gap between the slider and the
front stopper, otherwise the buttonhole will be off the
position or there will be a sewing gap.
6 Slider
7 Front stopper
8 Off the position
9 Starting point
10 Sewing gap
6
7
9
8
10
10
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b Start the machine to sew the buttonhole.
The machine will sew the left row first.
b
n
n Then it goes to the end point with straight stitches.
The machine will sew the back bartack and the right
row.
m
m Finally, the machine will sew the front bartack and
stop automatically.
To sew another buttonhole, press the thread cutter button
and raise the presser foot. Move the fabric to where the
next buttonhole is to be sewn, then lower the foot and
start the machine.
Double layer buttonhole
To make a solid and sturdy buttonhole, sew another layer
of buttonhole over the previous stitches.
After the buttonhole is finished, simply start the machine
again. Do not raise the foot or buttonhole lever.
, When buttonhole sewing is finished, push the
buttonhole lever upward as far as it will go.
11 Buttonhole lever
,
11
.
12
13
. Remove the fabric and place a pin just below the
bartack at each end to prevent accidentally cutting
stitches. Cut the opening with the seam ripper.
12 Pin
13 Seam ripper
NOTE:
If the dual feed device interferes when pressing the red
button, shift the dual feed device away.
14 Dual feed device
14
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Corded buttonhole
Machine settings
Pattern
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
23 (Buttonhole)
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
7
With the automatic buttonhole foot R raised, hook the
filler cord on the spur at the back of the buttonhole foot
1 Spur
Bring the ends of the cord toward you under the
buttonhole foot clearing the front end.
Hook the ends of the filler cord into the forks on the front
of the buttonhole foot to hold them tight.
2 Forks
1
2
To sew a corded buttonhole, follow the same procedure
as a sensor buttonhole.
Lower the needle into the fabric where the buttonhole will
start and start sewing.
The sewing procedure is the same as the square
(sensor) buttonhole.
Remove the fabric from the machine.
Cut the filler cord at both ends.
To cut the buttonhole opening, refer to page 53.
NOTE:
Set the stitch width in accordance with the thickness of
filler cord used.
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Adjusting the buttonhole width
The buttonhole width can be adjusted by pressing the
stitch width adjusting key.
Press the “+“ sign on the stitch width adjusting key to
increase the buttonhole width.
Press the “–“ sign on the stitch width adjusting key to
decrease the buttonhole width.
1 Stitch width adjusting key
2 Narrower buttonhole
3 Wider buttonhole
1
2
3
Adjusting the buttonhole stitch density
The buttonhole stitch density can be adjusted by pressing
the stitch length adjusting key.
Press the “+“ sign on the stitch length adjusting key to
make the buttonhole stitch less dense.
Press the “–“ sign on the stitch length adjusting key to
make the buttonhole stitch denser.
1
2
1 Stitch length adjusting key
2 Denser buttonhole
3 Less dense buttonhole
3
NOTES:
To alter the buttonhole width and density while sewing a
test buttonhole, stop the machine at the left or right row
of the buttonhole then adjust the stitch width and density
to find the appropriate settings.
The settings will return to the preset when turning the
power switch off or selecting other stitches.
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Memory buttonhole
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
24 (Buttonhole)
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
7
When selecting the memory buttonhole, the LCD screen
will advise you to pull the button holder open.
z Pull the button holder of the buttonhole foot all the
way out.
Place the fabric and lower the foot.
1 Button holder
z
NOTE:
You do not need to pull down the buttonhole lever.
1
2
x
3
x Start the machine to sew the left side up to the
required length of the buttonhole.
Stop the machine and press the reverse button.
2 Required length
3 Reverse button
c Start the machine again. The machine will sew back to
the starting point then will sew the front bartack
and right row.
Stop the machine when you are directly opposite the
starting point. Press the reverse button.
4 Starting point
c
4
v Start the machine again. The machine will sew a
bartack, lock the stitches and automatically stop when
the buttonhole is completed.
v
To sew the same size buttonhole, reposition the fabric
and start the machine.
To sew a buttonhole of a different size, press the memory
key
to memorize a new size and start sewing from
the beginning.
b
5
b Cut the buttonhole opening with the seam ripper.
5 Seam ripper
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Round end and fine fabric buttonholes
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
25 or 26 (Buttonhole)
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
7
The sewing procedure is the same as the square
(sensor) buttonhole (refer to pages 51-53).
The machine will sew a buttonhole in the order shown.
NOTE:
The buttonhole width can be adjusted from 2.5 to 5.5.
The stitch density can be adjusted from 0.30 to 1.00.
Keyhole buttonholes
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
27, 28, 29 (Buttonhole)
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
7
The sewing procedure is the same as the square
(sensor) buttonhole (refer to pages 51-53).
The machine will sew a buttonhole in the order shown.
Use an eyelet puncher to open a keyhole buttonhole.
NOTE:
The buttonhole width can be adjusted from 5.5 to 7.0.
The stitch density can be adjusted from 0.30 to 1.00.
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Stretch buttonholes
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
30 or 32 (Buttonhole)
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
7
The sewing procedure is the same as the square (sensor) buttonhole (refer to pages 51-53).
The machine will sew a buttonhole in the order shown.
NOTE:
The buttonhole width can be adjusted from 2.5 to 7.0.
The stitch density can be adjusted from 0.50 to 1.00 for
pattern 30 and 0.50 to 2.50 for pattern 32.
If the stitch balance of the left and right row is not even,
correct it by turning the feed balance dial.
Stretch buttonhole
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
31 (Buttonhole)
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
7
The sewing procedure is the same as the square
(sensor) buttonhole (refer to pages 51-53).
The machine will sew a buttonhole in the order shown.
NOTE:
The buttonhole width can be adjusted from 2.5 to 7.0.
The stitch density can be adjusted from 0.70 to 1.20.
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Button Sewing
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
Feed dog:
34 (Buttonhole)
AUTO
Button sewing foot T
7
Lowered (refer to page 22.)
WARNING:
Turn the power switch off before changing the presser
foot.
2
1
Attaching the button sewing foot T
Insert the rear pin on the foot into the rear groove of the
foot holder.
1 Rear pin
2 Rear groove
Gently lower the presser bar while holding the foot with
your fingers.
Sewing
Lower the feed dog.
Place a button on the fabric and lower the needle into the
left hole of the button by turning the handwheel with your
hand.
Lower the foot to hold the button in place, aligning the
direction of the button.
Raise the needle by turning the handwheel until the
needle bar swings to the right.
Press the stitch width adjusting key so the needle enters
into the right hole of the button.
Start sewing and continue until the machine stops
automatically.
Remove the fabric from the machine.
Pull the bobbin threads to bring the needle threads down
to the wrong side of the fabric.
Tie the threads together.
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Darning
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
35 (Buttonhole)
AUTO
Automatic buttonhole foot R
7
When selecting the darning stitch, the LCD screen will
advise you to pull the button holder open.
Pull the button holder to the rear.
Insert the corner of the fabric under the foot. Press
the up/down needle position button twice.
Remove the fabric to the left to draw the needle thread
through the hole of the foot.
Place the fabric under the foot, and lower the needle
at the starting point. Then lower the foot.
1 Button holder
2 Starting point
1
Start sewing. The machine will sew a darning 2 cm (3/4”)
long and stop automatically.
2
Repeat sewing in the different direction until the darning
covers the rip or hole.
NOTE:
The maximum size of darning is 2 cm (3/4”) long and
0.7 cm (1/4”) wide.
3 Maximum length 2 cm (3/4”)
4 Maximum width 0.7 cm (1/4”)
3
4
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Sewing a shorter darning
1
To sew a darning shorter than 2 cm (3/4”), first stop the
machine after sewing the required length, then press the
reverse button.
The required length has been determined.
Start the machine again and continue sewing until the
machine stops automatically.
1 Required length
2 Reverse button
2
Sewing the same size darning
Simply start the machine to sew another darning at the
same size.
To sew the darning at a different size
Press the memory key
beginning.
and start sewing from the
Adjusting the evenness of darning
The evenness of darning may vary depending on the
sewing conditions, such as type of fabrics, number of
layers etc. You can correct the unevenness of darning
with the stitch length adjusting key.
If the left corner is lower than the right side, press on “–“
to correct it.
If the right corner is lower than the left side, press on “+“
to correct it.
NOTE:
The evenness can be adjusted within d1 to d9
(default setting is d5).
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Tacking
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
36 (Buttonhole)
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
7
Tacking is used to reinforce pockets, crotch seams and
belt carriers where extra strength is needed.
2
Sewing
Lower the needle at the starting point.
Lower the foot and sew until the machine stops
automatically.
The machine will sew a tacking 1.5 cm (9/16”) long
automatically.
1 Starting point
2 1.5 cm (9/16”)
1
2
3
Sewing a shorter tack
To sew a tack shorter than 1.5 cm (9/16”), first stop the
machine after sewing the required length, and then press
the reverse button.
The required length has been determined.
Start the machine and continue sewing until the machine
stops automatically.
1 Starting point
2 Required length
3 Tack length
4 Reverse button
1
4
Sewing the same size tack
To sew another tack at the same size, simply start the
machine and it will stop automatically when finishing
sewing.
Sewing the tack at a different size
To sew the next tack at a different size, press the memory
key
to memorize a new size and start sewing from
the beginning.
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Eyelet
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
38-40 (Buttonhole)
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
7
The eyelet is used for belt holes etc.
Sewing
Sew until the machine stops automatically.
Open the eyelet with an eyelet puncher or pointed
scissors.
Adjusting the shape of an eyelet
Correct the shape of the eyelet as follows:
If the eyelet gap opens, press “–“ on the stitch length
adjusting button.
If the eyelet overlaps, press “+“ on the stitch length
adjusting button.
1 Eyelet gap opens
2 Eyelet overlaps
NOTE:
The shape can be adjusted within L1 to L3 (default
setting is L2).
1
2
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PATCHWORK AND QUILTING
Patchwork Piecing
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
Place the patchwork pieces right sides together. Sew
while guiding the edge of the fabric along the guide on
the foot to keep a precise 1/4” seam allowance.
1 Guide
2 Right sides of the fabric
1
2
0
12
90
60
93 (Quilt)
Auto
1/4” seam foot O
7
Angle scales on the needle plate
You can easily seam patchwork pieces at the desired
angle without marking, by using the angle scales on the
needle plate.
The angle scales are marked at 45, 60, 90 and 120
degrees.
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Patchwork Stitches
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
104-111 (Quilt)
Auto
Satin stitch foot F
7
Open the seam flat with the right side up and sew
patchwork stitch along the seam line.
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Quilting
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
1
2
3
1
D1 (Utility)
AUTO
Zigzag foot A or dual feed foot AD
7
Attaching the quilting bar
Insert the quilting guide bar into the opening and slide the
quilting guide bar to the position according to the desired
space between seams.
1 Opening on the foot holder
2 Quilting guide bar
3 Space between seams
2
Sewing
Sew while tracing the previous seam with the quilting bar.
Clasp Stitch
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
103 (Quilt)
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
5
You can secure quilt layers and batting using the clasp
stitch.
Select pattern 103 and press the memory key
Press the memory lock key
.
.
Lower the presser foot and start sewing. The machine
will automatically stop after sewing one unit of the pattern.
Raise the presser foot and move the fabric to the next
position.
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Free Motion Quilting
Machine settings
Pattern:
D1S
Thread tension: AUTO
Presser foot:
Convertible free motion quilting foot
QB-H
Foot pressure:
7
Feed dog:
Lowered (See page 22)
Attaching the convertible free motion quilting foot
Attach the convertible free motion quilting foot and make
sure that the needle enters the center of the hole in the
foot (refer to page 39).
Adjust the height of the foot by turning the round nut until
the bottom of the foot barely touches top of quilt layers.
1 Round nut
1
4
3
2
5
Changing the foot
This foot is comes with the closed-toe foot attached,
however it is convertible to the open-toe foot and clear
view foot.
To change the foot, raise the foot and turn the round nut
to bring the foot to the lowest position.
Remove the setscrew and remove the closed-toe foot.
Attach the desired foot and secure it with the setscrew.
Adjust the height of the foot (see above).
2 Setscrew
3 Closed-toe foot
4 Open-toe foot
5 Clear view foot
NOTE:
Only the clear view foot can be used for zigzag stitches.
Sewing
Baste or pin the quilt layers. Draw a quilt design on the
top fabric with a washable maker.
Sew at medium speed while guiding the quilt layers with
your hands.
Move the quilt layers 3 mm (1/8”) or less per stitch.
CAUTION:
Do not select any pattern other than the straight stitch
with center needle position when the closed-toe or
open-toe foot is attached.
Do not move the quilt layers toward you when the
open-toe foot is attached.
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DECORATIVE STITCHES
Applique
Machine settings
Pattern:
41-50 (Applique)
Thread tension: AUTO
Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F or
open toe satin stitch foot F2
Foot pressure:
4
(A)
(B)
(C)
Place an applique on the fabric and baste it in place or
use a fusible web to secure the applique in place.
Guide the applique fabric, so that the needle falls off the
edge of the applique when the needle swings to the right.
(A): The patterns number 41 to 43 have a fixed center
needle drop position.
The stitch width changes symmetrically.
(B): The patterns number 44 to 48 have a fixed right
needle drop position. When you change the stitch
width, the left needle drop position will change.
(C): The patterns number 49 and 50 have a fixed left
needle drop position. When you change the stitch
width, the right needle drop position will change.
Smocking
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
55-58, 61-67 (Heirloom)
AUTO
Zigzag foot A or satin stitch foot F
5
Choose a soft, lightweight fabric such as batiste, gingham
or challis. Cut the fabric three times wider than the projected width.
Sew rows of straight stitches, with the stitch length “5.0”
and thread tension loosened to “0”, 1 cm (3/8”) apart
across the area to be smocked.
Tie the threads along one edge. From the other edge, pull
the bobbin threads to distribute the gathers evenly.
NOTE:
Pull up the bobbin thread and draw a 10 cm (4”) thread
tail to the back before starting to sew.
Use the thread cutter on the face plate.
Select a smocking stitch and return the thread tension to
AUTO.
Sew the smocking stitches between the gathered rows.
Remove the straight stitches between the gathered rows.
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Fagoting
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
66, 67, 75 (Heirloom)
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
5
Use this stitch to join two pieces of fabric to create an
open work appearance and add design interest.
Fold under each fabric edge 1.5 cm (5/8˝) and press.
Pin the two edges to paper or tear away backing 0.3 cm
(1/8˝) apart.
Sew slowly, guiding the fabric so the needle catches the
folded edge on each side.
After finishing sewing, tear away the paper.
Scallop
Machine settings
Pattern:
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
79 (Heirloom)
AUTO
Zigzag foot A
7
Sew scallops 1 cm (3/8”) from the fabric edge.
Trim the allowance close to the stitches.
Make sure not to cut the stitches.
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Cording (3-strand cording)
Machine settings
Pattern:
132 (Satin)
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
AUTO
Cording foot H
7
Insert 3 strands of cording under the spring of the foot
and draw them under the foot to the rear.
1 Spring
1
Hold the three strands parallel for even sewing and be
sure to sew over the strands
Stitch slowly and smoothly, guiding the fabric as you sew.
Cording (1-strand cording)
Machine settings
Pattern:
9 (Utility)
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
AUTO
Cording foot H
7
Insert one strand of cording under the spring of the foot
and draw it under the foot to the rear (use the center slot
of the spring).
Select pattern 9 (Utility), then decrease the stitch width
and sew.
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Satin Stitches
Machine settings
Pattern:
131-150 (Satin)
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
AUTO
Satin stitch foot F
7
The stitches in this group can be elongated up to 5 times
their original length while the stitch density remains the
same.
Example: Pattern number 134
1
Select pattern number 134.
X1
X2
X4
X3
X5
Press the elongation key
to select the desired
elongation ratio.
Elongation ratio is indicated in multiples of the original
pattern length; X1 (original length) to X5.
1 Elongation ratio
The stitch length and width can also be changed.
Sewing Border Designs with the Border Guide
Foot
Machine settings
Pattern:
See example below
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
AUTO
Border guide foot
7
Example: Patterns number 249, 61,250
z
x
c
v
Attach the border guide foot
z Select pattern 250 and sew a line of the pattern.
Position the fabric so that the line of pattern 250 fits
between the right guides of the foot.
x Select pattern 249 and sew a line of the pattern.
c Position the fabric so that the 2 lines of patterns fit
between the inner guides of the foot.
v Select pattern 61 and sew a line of the pattern.
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Sewing a Mirror Image of a Pattern
To sew a mirror image of a stitch pattern, press the
locking stitch key after memorizing the desired pattern.
z
z Select the desired pattern.
x
x Press the mirror image key.
c The mirror image of the pattern will be sewn
continuously.
c
Sewing a Single Unit of a Pattern
To sew only a single unit of a stitch pattern, press the
locking stitch key after memorizing the desired pattern.
z
z Select the desired pattern.
x
x Press the memory key.
c
c Press the locking stitch key.
NOTE:
No further patterns can be memorized after pressing the
locking stitch key.
v
1
v Start sewing.
The machine will lock the stitch and sew single unit of
the pattern, then stop automatically after locking off
the stitch.
1 Locking stitch
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Twin Needle Sewing
CAUTION:
v
x
Turn off the machine before changing the needle and
threading the machine.
When sewing with the twin needle, press the twin needle
key
.
z
NOTES:
Use the zigzag foot A or satin stitch foot F.
Use #60 or finer threads.
Test the stitches before you begin to sew.
Threading the machine for twin needle
Raise the needle to the highest position and raise the
presser foot.
Attach the extra spool pin (refer to page 14).
Draw both threads from the spools and pass them
through the points from z to m.
Make sure that the two strands of thread do not get
tangled.
c
b
n
m
2
1
Pass one of the threads through the needle bar thread
guide on the left, and the other on the right.
1 Needle bar thread guide (left)
2 Needle bar thread guide (right)
Thread the needles from the front to back by hand.
NOTES:
Threading of points z to b is the same as for single
needle.
The needle threader cannot be used for the twin needle.
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Machine Setting
2
1
Pattern:
See below
Thread tension:
Presser foot:
Foot pressure:
AUTO
Zigzag foot A or satin stitch foot F
7
Selecting the patterns
Select the desired pattern suitable for twin needle
sewing.
Press the twin needle key
.
The LCD screen shows a twin needle icon and the
maximum permissible stitch width is restricted to 3.0 mm.
The needle drop position of straight stitches is restricted
to between 2.0 and 5.0.
1 Twin needle icon
2 Maximum width (3.0)
NOTES:
If you press the twin needle key, a warning message will
appear when a pattern not suitable for twin needle
sewing is selected.
After pressing the twin needle key, patterns
not suitable for twin needle sewing cannot be selected
and the
mark is shown instead of the pattern icon.
Patterns cannot be programmed if the twin needle key
has been pressed.
Sewing
Sew at a medium speed.
When changing the sewing direction, raise the needle
from the fabric.
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PROGRAMMING A PATTERN COMBINATION
Pattern Combination
Example: Programming patterns 134 and 138.
NOTE:
Patterns in the different groups, letters and numbers can
also be programmed.
z
z Select pattern 134 (Satin).
x
x Press the memory key.
c
c Select pattern 138 (Satin).
v
v Press the memory key or confirm button.
b
b Combination of patterns 134 and 138 will be sewn
continuously.
NOTE:
If you press the auto-lock button in the middle of sewing,
the machine will sew to the end of the current pattern,
sew locking stitches and stop automatically.
1 Auto-lock button
1
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Pattern Combination with a Mirror Image
Example: Pattern 137 (Satin) and its mirror image
z
z Select pattern 137 (Satin).
x
x Press the memory key.
c
c Select pattern 137 (Satin) again.
v
v Press the mirror image key to turn over the pattern.
b
b Press the memory key.
n
n The machine will sew the pattern combination
repeatedly.
NOTE:
If you press the auto-lock button in the middle of sewing,
the machine will sew to the end of the current pattern,
sew locking stitches and stop automatically.
1 Auto-lock button
1
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Programming Automatic Thread Cutting
1
To cut the threads automatically after sewing the pattern
combination, press the automatic thread cutter key after
programming the pattern combination.
The cutter sign will be indicated on the LCD screen and
the LED signal on the thread cutter button will turn on.
1 Cutter sign
2 LED signal
2
The machine will sew the pattern combination and cut the
threads, then stop automatically.
NOTE:
If you wish to cut the threads automatically after sewing
the desired pattern, press the automatic thread cutter
button after selecting the desired pattern.
When a pattern in the buttonhole group is selected, the
machine will cut the threads and stop automatically after
the pattern is completed.
When a pattern in any other group is selected, pressing
the auto-lock button or reverse button will cause the
machine to cut the threads and stop automatically.
Checking Properties of a Pattern Combination
2
1
3
You can check the total length, number of patterns and
stitch count of a pattern combination.
1 Total length in centimeters and inches
2 Number of patterns
3 Total stitch counts
If you wish to sew a series of pattern 244 within a span of
20 cm (8”), memorize one unit of pattern 244 and press
the pattern icon on the LCD screen.
The length of the single pattern will be shown.
Calculate how many number of patterns are required and
memorize the required number of patterns.
Check the total length of the pattern combination and
adjust the number of the patterns if necessary.
Select the locking stitch
and press the memory key.
The machine will sew the memorized number of patterns
and stop automatically.
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3
1
2
4
Sewing the Pattern Combination from the
Beginning
If you have to stop sewing in the middle of a pattern
combination and wish to sew it over again, press the
memory key to sew the pattern combination from the
beginning.
1
2
3
4
Programmed pattern combination
Sewing stopped.
Press the memory key.
Sewing starts from the beginning of the pattern
combination.
Sewing the Current Pattern from the Beginning
1
3
2
If you have to stop sewing in the middle of a pattern
combination and wish to start sewing again from the
incomplete pattern, press the mirror image key to sew
from the beginning of the pattern last sewn.
4
1
2
3
4
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Programmed pattern combination
Sewing stopped.
Press the mirror image key.
Sewing starts from the beginning of the incomplete
pattern.
Bridge Stitches
Stitch patterns number 151 to 158 are bridge stitches,
which are used to insert straight stitches after a stitch
pattern.
Example: Combination of pattern 77 (Heirloom) and
pattern 155 (Bridge)
z
z Select pattern 77 (Heirloom).
x
x Press the memory key.
c
c Select pattern 155 (Bridge).
v
v Press the memory key.
b
b Two counts of the straight stitch (bridge stitch) are
added to pattern 77.
1 Bridge stitch
1
NOTES:
The number on the right of the stitch image indicates
stitch counts to be inserted.
The stitch length and needle drop position of patterns
151 to 154 and 157 are independent from those of the
combined pattern.
Patterns 155 to 158 will inherit the stitch length and
needle drop position of a previous pattern in the
programmed pattern combination.
Use patterns 151-154 with satin stitches
2 Pattern 154 (Bridge)
2
NOTE:
Use pattern 157 if you wish to add straight stretch
stitches.
Use a blank space if you wish to insert a space between
stitch patterns.
3 Blank space
3
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Programming French Knots
Example: Combination of French knot and bridge stitches
z
z Select pattern 159 (Decorative).
x
x Press the memory key.
c
c Select pattern 152 (Bridge).
v
v Press the memory key.
b
1
b Two counts of straight stitch with center needle
position will be added to the French knot.
1 French knot
2 Bridge stitch
2
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MONOGRAMMING
Selecting a Letter Style
Press the monogram key to select the letter style.
The monogram selection window will open.
1
The following 3 styles are available.
1 Block
2 Script
3 Broadway
2
3
Selecting a Character
1
Turn the jog dial clockwise or counterclockwise to select
the desired character and press the confirm button.
The LCD screen shows the upper case alphabet, lower
case alphabet, upper case European letters, lower case
European letters and numbers in this order.
1 Upper case alphabet
2 Lower case alphabet
3 Upper case European letters
4 Lower case European letters
5 Numbers
2
You can also select a character by pressing the icon of
the desired case group and the character with the touch
panel stylus.
3
4
5
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Programming a Monogram
Example: To program “R&B”
z
z Press the monogram key.
x
x Select letter “R” (Block style).
c
c Press the memory key.
v
v Select letter “&” (Block style).
b
b Press the memory key.
n
n Select letter “B” (Block style).
m
m Press the memory key.
,
, Press the auto thread cutter key
.
.
. The machine will sew “R&B”, cut the threads and stop
automatically.
NOTE:
If you cut the threads with the thread cutter button, press
the up/down needle position button to bring the needle
to the down position before sewing.
This prevents the needle mark of the extra stitch when
cutting the threads.
1 Thread cutter button
1
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EDITING A PATTERN COMBINATION
Viewing a Long Combination
The LCD screen only shows 5 patterns or 9 characters at
a time.
If the entire combination is not displayed, press the edit
key to view the rest of the combination.
Press the right arrow on the edit key to shift the cursor to
the right.
Press the left arrow on the edit key to shift the cursor to
the left.
NOTE:
Arrow signs ( ,
) on the LCD screen indicate that
there is the rest of the combination in that direction.
Once sewing has started, the cursor appears under the
first pattern and will shift to the right as you sew.
Press the edit key again to view the hidden patterns or to
edit the pattern combination.
The cursor will blink and can be moved to the desired
position.
Deleting the Patterns or Characters
Example: Deleting pattern 136
Press the edit key to shift the cursor under pattern 136.
Press the clear key.
Pattern 136 will be deleted.
NOTE:
Pressing and holding the clear key will delete all the
programmed patterns and the LCD screen will return to
the display prior to programming.
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Inserting a Pattern
Example: Inserting a space.
Press the edit key to shift the cursor under the pattern
immediately after where you wish to insert a space.
Select a space
.
Press the memory key and a space will be inserted
before pattern 133.
Duplicating a Pattern
Press the edit key to shift the cursor under the pattern to
be duplicated.
Press the memory key.
The pattern will be duplicated and memorized.
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Uniform Stitch Adjustment
The stitch width and length of the programmed patterns
can be uniformly adjusted.
Example 1: Adjusting the stitch width of the programmed
pattern 175 and its mirror image
Shift the cursor to the right of the last programmed
pattern.
Press the stitch width adjusting key to adjust the stitch
width.
NOTE:
Stitch length can be uniformly adjusted if the
programmed patterns in the same category (satin
stitches or stretch stitches) have been programmed.
2
1
The stitch width of the programmed patterns will be
adjusted uniformly.
1 Original width
2 Uniformly adjusted width
Unified needle drop position:
The needle drop position of the programmed patterns will
vary depending on the pattern combination:
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
(A) Unified to the left when combining the patterns with
the left needle position and the center needle
position.
(B) Unified to the right when combining the patterns with
the center needle position and the right needle
position.
(C) Unified to the center when combining the patterns
with the left needle position and the right needle
position.
(D) Unified to the center when combining the patterns
with the left, center and right needle positions.
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Programming Satin Stitches and Stretch Stitches
The stitch width of satin stitch and stretch stitch
combinations can be uniformly adjusted.
Press the stitch width adjustment key.
The stitch width will be applied to all programmed
patterns.
NOTE:
However uniform adjustment of the stitch length is not
available. Adjust the stitch lengths individually.
Individual Stitch Adjustment
The stitch width and length can be individually adjusted
for each pattern in a programmed combination.
Example: Changing the stitch width of the one pattern in
the combination
Press the edit key to shift the cursor under the pattern
you wish to adjust.
Press the stitch width adjusting key to adjust the width to
“5.0”.
NOTES:
To view the stitch settings of each pattern, shift the
cursor under the desired pattern then press the stitch
width or length adjusting key. The settings will be
displayed at the bottom of the LCD screen.
If you press the stitch width or length adjusting key
when the cursor is to the right of the last programmed
pattern, individual adjustments will be cancelled and
uniform adjustment will be applied.
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STORING AND RECALLING A PATTERN
COMBINATION
Up to 20 pattern combinations can be stored in the
memory for future use even after turning the power off.
The stored pattern combination can be recalled by
pressing the memory recall key.
Storing a Pattern Combination
z
z Program a pattern combination.
Press the memory recall key.
x
x The LCD screen will show memory address M1 and
the key function assignment.
Press the memory recall key or turn the jog dial to
select the desired address.
1
c
c Press the memory key or memory key icon
on
the LCD screen.
The pattern combination will be stored in the selected
memory address.
1 Memory key icon
NOTE:
The machine beeps and an hourglass appears on the
LCD screen while the machine is storing the pattern
combination.
Do not turn the power switch off while the machine is
beeping.
Overwriting a Stored Combination
z
z Program a pattern combination.
Press the memory recall key to select the desired
address.
x
x If a pattern combination has been already stored, the
LCD screen will show the image of the stored pattern
combination.
c
c Press the memory key or memory key icon
on
the LCD screen.
The stored combination will be replaced with the new
one.
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Recalling a Stored Combination
1
Press the memory recall key to select the memory address where the desired pattern combination is stored.
Press the confirm button or confirm button icon
on the LCD screen to recall the stored combination.
1 Confirm button icon
Deleting a Stored Combination
Press the memory recall key to select the memory
address storing the pattern combination you wish to
delete.
2
Press and hold the clear key or clear key icon
LCD screen to delete the stored combination.
2 Clear key icon
on the
NOTE:
To close the memory recall window, press the cross
mark.
3 Cross mark
3
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Correcting Distorted Stitch Patterns
The sewing results of the stitch patterns may vary
depending upon sewing conditions, such as sewing
speed, type of the fabric, number of layers etc.
Always test sew on a scrap piece of the fabric that you
wish to use.
If stretch stitch patterns or the stretch buttonhole is
distorted, correct it with the feed balancing dial.
Set the feed balancing dial at the neutral position for
normal sewing.
1 Feed balancing dial
2 Neutral position
1
2
Stretch stitch pattern
Example: Pattern 104 (Quilt)
If the pattern is compressed, turn the feed balancing dial
in the direction of “+”.
If the pattern is drawn out, turn the feed balancing dial in
the direction of “–”.
Stitch balance of the stretch buttonholes
Example: Patterns 30 and 32 (Buttonhole)
If the right row is denser, turn the dial in the direction
of “+”.
If the left row is denser, turn the dial in the direction of “–”.
NOTE:
Return the feed balancing dial to its neutral position
when the sewing is finished.
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3
1
z
Cleaning the Hook Race, Feed Dog and Thread
Cutter Mechanism
2
WARNING:
Turn the power switch off and unplug the machine before
cleaning.
2
CAUTION:
Make sure to open the automatic needle converter
before removing the needle plate.
x
NOTE:
Do not dismantle the machine in any way other than
what is explained on this page.
4
z Remove the needle and presser foot. Remove the
setscrews and remove the needle plate.
1 Screwdriver
2 Setscrew
3 Needle plate
c
5
x Take out the bobbin. Lift up the bobbin holder and
remove it.
4 Bobbin holder
6
v
c Clean the bobbin holder with the lint brush and a soft
dry cloth.
5 Lint brush
7
v Clean the feed dog, thread cutter mechanism and
hook race with the lint brush.
6 Feed dog
7 Thread cutter mechanism
8 Hook race
8
b
b Clean the hook race with a dry cloth.
Reattaching Bobbin Holder and Needle Plate
n Insert the bobbin holder. The knob of the bobbin
holder should fit next to the stopper on the hook race.
Be sure to align the triangle marks on the bobbin
holder and stopper.
9 Knob
10 Stopper
11 Triangle marks
n
11
m Reattach the needle plate and tighten the screws.
m
10
NOTE:
After cleaning the machine, insert the needle and attach
the presser foot.
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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
The foot control is disconnected while sewing.
Connect the foot control
and start the machine
again.
The start/stop button is pressed with the foot control
connected.
Disconnect the foot control.
The power is turned on while depressing the foot
control.
Release the foot control.
The power is turned on with the needle in the down
position.
Turn the hand wheel to
raise the needle.
The machine is started without lowering the presser
Lower the presser foot and
foot.
start the machine.
The machine will stop if the presser foot is raised while
sewing.
Lower the presser foot and
start the machine again.
The bobbin winder spindle is shifted to the right.
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
The foot control is released or the start/stop button is
pressed while sewing a locking stitch.
Start the machine again to
let the machine stop
automatically.
The auto thread cutter button is pressed while the
machine is still initializing after turning the
power on. Or, the thread cutter button is pressed 4
times in a row.
Press the thread cutter
button after the machine
stops.
The twin needle button is pressed when a pattern
unsuitable for twin needle sewing has been selected.
Select the pattern suitable
for twin needle sewing.
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and start the machine
again.
Warning Sign
Try this
Cause
The elongation key is pressed when a pattern
that cannot be elongated has been selected.
Elongation is applicable only to
satin stitches.
The memory key is pressed when a pattern that
cannot be memorized has been selected.
Select a pattern that can be
memorized.
The machine is started without lowering the feed
dog with basting or button sewing selected.
Lower the feed dog.
The machine is started with the feed dog
lowered.
Raise the feed dog.
The machine is started after halting due to
overload.
Wait for at least 15 seconds to
restart. Remove tangled threads
around take-up lever, hook race
and automatic thread cutting
mechanism.
The feed dog is lowered while the machine is
running.
The presser foot is raised while the machine is
running.
The bobbin winder spindle is shifted to the left
while winding a bobbin.
The machine does not work properly due to a
problem in the control circuit.
Contact the service center or the
store from whom the machine
was purchased.
The automatic plate converter
work properly.
Turn the power off and remove
tangled threads around the
automatic thread cutting
mechanism.
does not
The needle bar does not move to the center
when pattern D1S, D2S or D3S is selected.
The LCD screen shows an
abnormal display.
Turn the power off and turn it on again.
Audible Signal
The Buzzer sounds when:
pip
Normal operation
pip-pip
Deleting a pattern combination with the clear key
pip-pip-pip
Invalid operation or malfunction
peep
E1-E7 or F1-F2 error occured
pip pi-pi-pi-peep
Do not lower the feed dog, raise
presser foot or shift bobbin
winder spindle while the machine
is running.
Buttonhole is completed.
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Turn the power off and remove
tangled threads around the
needle bar inside the face plate.
Troubleshooting
Cause
1. The needle thread is not threaded properly.
2. The needle thread tension is too tight.
3. The needle is bent or blunt.
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted.
5. The needle thread and the bobbin thread are not set under the
presser foot when start sewing.
6. The threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing.
7. The fabric is moved too fast when stitching free motion quilting.
8. The thread is tangled around the spool.
Reference
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The bobbin thread
breaks
1. The bobbin thread is not threaded properly in the bobbin holder.
2. Lint has collected in the bobbin holder.
3. The bobbin is damaged and does not turn smoothly.
Page 16
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Change the bobbin.
The needle breaks
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Page 20
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Page 66
Page 20
Use the correct foot.
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 stretch stitch 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.
Page 20
Page 20
Use the stretch stitch
needle.
Page 17
Change the needle.
Seam puckering
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Page 21
Page 17
Page 20
Make stitch shorter.
Page 22
Apply a stabilizer.
The cloth is not
feeding smoothly
1. The feed dog is packed with lint.
2. The stitches are too fine.
3. The feed dog is not raised after ”drop feed” sewing.
Page 89
Make stitch longer.
Page 22
Loops on the
seams
1. The needle thread tension is too loose.
2. The needle is too thick or too fine for the fabric.
Page 21
Page 20
The machine does
not work
1. The machine is not plugged in or foot control is not connected.
2. Thread has been caught in the hook race.
3. The presser foot is not lowered.
Page 5
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Page 9
Buttonhole sewing
is not sewn
properly
1. The stitch density is not suitable for the fabric being sewn.
2. The interfacing has not been used for the stretch or synthetic fabric.
3. The buttonhole lever is not lowered.
Pages 55, 57
Apply an interfacing.
Page 52
The machine is
noisy
1. Thread has been caught in the hook race.
2. Lint has built up in the hook race or bobbin holder.
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Layers shift
1. The foot pressure is not suitable for fabrics being sewn.
Page 22
Thread cutter LED
blinks
1. The presser foot is raised before auto thread cutting is complete.
Lower the presser
foot.
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Condition
The needle thread
breaks
The needle is incorrectly inserted.
The needle clamp screw is loose.
The fabric is pulled forward when using the open-toe foot.
The needle is too fine for the fabric being used.
An inappropriate presser foot is used.
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.
The foot pressure is not adjusted properly.
A stabilizer is not used when sewing very fine fabrics.
2. Threads have been caught in the thread cutter mechanism.
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Use the spool holder.
It is not abnormal for a faint humming sound to be heard from the internal motors.
The LCD screen and function key area may become warm after several hours of continuous use.
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