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Janome JP720 Owner Manual
INSTRUCTION BOOK
Model JP720
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the
followings:
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
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 children to play with the machine. The machine is not intended for use by children or
infirmed persons without proper supervision.
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 instruction book.
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.
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.
KNOW YOUR MACHINE
Name of Parts ........................................................... 2
Setting the Spool Pin ................................................. 2
Standard Accessories ............................................... 3
Extension Table ......................................................... 3
GETTING READY TO SEW
Connecting the Power Supply .................................. 4
Using the start/stop button ........................................ 4
Using the foot control ................................................ 4
Controlling Sewing Speed ........................................ 5
Speed control slider ............................................. 5
Foot control .......................................................... 5
Function Buttons ....................................................... 6
Start/stop button ................................................... 6
Reverse button .................................................... 6
Auto-lock button ................................................... 6
Needle up/down button ........................................ 6
Stitch width adjusting button ................................ 7
Stitch length adjusting button .............................. 7
Direct pattern selection buttons ........................... 7
Dropping the Feed Dog ............................................ 8
Changing the Presser Foot ....................................... 8
Detaching and Attaching the Foot Holder ................. 8
Raising and Lowering the Presser Foot ................... 9
Balancing Thread Tension ........................................ 9
Changing Needles .................................................. 10
Needle and Thread Chart ........................................ 10
Winding the Bobbin ................................................. 11
Removing the bobbin ......................................... 11
Setting the spool ................................................ 11
Threading for bobbin winding ............................ 12
Additional spool pin ........................................... 12
Inserting the bobbin ........................................... 13
Threading the Machine ........................................... 14
Needle Threader ..................................................... 15
Drawing Up the Bobbin Thread .............................. 16
BASIC STITCHES
Straight Stitch ......................................................... 17
Changing sewing direction ................................ 17
Securing a seam ................................................ 17
Altering the stitch length .................................... 18
Altering the needle drop position ....................... 18
Variety of Straight Stitches
and Recommended Feet ................................... 20
Zigzag Stitch ........................................................... 21
Altering the stitch width ...................................... 21
Altering the stitch length .................................... 21
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UTILITY STITCHES
Overcasting with Zigzag Stitch ...............................
Multiple Zigzag Stitch (Tricot Stitch) .......................
Buttonholes .............................................................
Square buttonhole .............................................
Altering the buttonhole width .............................
Altering the buttonhole stitch density .................
Double layer buttonhole .....................................
Corded buttonhole .............................................
Auto buttonhole ..................................................
Button Sewing .........................................................
Zipper Sewing .........................................................
Blind Hemming ........................................................
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DECORATIVE SEWING
Applique ..................................................................
Patchwork ...............................................................
Smocking ................................................................
Correcting Distorted Stretch Patterns .....................
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Cleaning the Hook Race and Feed Dogs ...............
Replacing the Bobbin Holder ..................................
Problems and Warning Signals ..............................
Troubleshooting ......................................................
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KNOW YOUR MACHINE
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Name of Parts
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!2
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!3
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!7
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!4
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@5
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#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
Direct pattern selection buttons
Indicator window
Bobbin winder stopper
Bobbin winder spindle
Spool pin (included in accessory bag)
Bobbin winding thread guide
Thread guide
Thread take-up lever
Tension regulating dial
Face plate
Thread cutter
Needle threader
Needle plate
Extension table (accessory storage)
Hook cover plate
Hook cover plate release button
Speed control slider
Stitch width adjusting button
Stitch length adjusting button
Start/stop button
Reverse button
Auto-lock button
Needle up/down button
Foot holder
Needle clamp screw
Needle
Zigzag foot A
Carrying handle
Hole for additional spool pin
Hand wheel
Stitch balance adjusting dial
Power switch
Machine socket
Power inlet
Drop-feed lever
Free arm
Buttonhole lever
Presser foot lifter
#6
#5
#2
#3
#4
Setting the Spool Pin
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Insert the spool pin into the hole as
shown.
(The spool pin is in the accessory bag.)
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Standard Accessories
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Needles
Bobbin
Screwdriver
Seam ripper
Spool holder
Spool pin
Additional spool pin
Felt
Satin stitch foot
Automatic buttonhole foot
Zigzag foot A (set on the machine)
!2 Instruction book
!3 Power supply cord
!4 Foot control
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Extension Table
The extension table provides an extended sewing
area and can be easily removed for free arm
sewing.
The accessories can be stored in the table.
Detaching the table:
Pull the table away from the machine, as illustrated.
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Attaching the table:
Push the extension table, inserting the tab into the
slot until the table snaps into the machine.
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Extension table
Tab
Slot
Accessory storage
Free arm sewing
Free arm sewing is useful for darning socks or
mending knees, elbows or areas of wear in
children’s clothes.
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GETTING READY TO SEW
Connecting the Power Supply
NOTE:
Before connecting to the power supply, make sure the
voltage shown on the machine conforms to your
electrical power.
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Using the start/stop button
Turn off the power switch.
Insert the machine plug into the power inlet.
Insert the power supply plug into the wall outlet.
Turn on the power switch.
q Start/stop button
w Power switch
e Machine plug
r Power inlet
t Power supply plug
y Wall outlet
Using the foot control
Turn off the power switch.
Insert the foot control plug into the machine socket.
Insert the machine plug into the machine socket.
Insert the power supply plug into the wall outlet.
Turn on the power switch.
q Power switch
w Foot control plug
e Machine socket
r Machine plug
t Power inlet
y Power supply plug
u Wall outlet
NOTE:
The start/stop button does not work when the foot
control is connected.
When the power is turned on, the indicator window will
show a test pattern then will indicate 01.
WARNING:
NOTE:
After turning off the power, wait for 3 seconds to turn
it on again.
While in operation, always keep your eyes on the
sewing area, and do not touch any moving parts such
as the thread take-up lever, handwheel or needle.
Always turn off the power switch and unplug from the
power supply:
- when leaving the machine unattended.
- when attaching or removing parts.
- when cleaning the machine.
Do not place anything on the foot control, otherwise the
machine will run intermittently.
Operating Instructions:
The symbol "O" of a switch indicates the "off" position of
a switch.
For appliances with a polarized plug (one blade wider
than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this
plug is intended to fit in a polarized outlet only one way.
If it 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 sewing speed, slide it to the right.
To decrease sewing speed, slide it 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.
NOTES:
The machine runs at the maximum speed set by the
speed control slider when the foot control is fully
depressed.
Keep the foot control free from accumulation of lint,
dust and loose cloth.
Do not place anything on the foot control.
Operating Instructions:
Foot controller Model 21249 is for use with sewing
machine model JP720.
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Function Buttons
q Start/stop button
Press this button to start or to stop the machine.
The machine will run slowly as long as this button is
pressed, and will start running at the speed set by the
speed control lever, or stop when the button is
released.
NOTE:
The start/stop button does not work when the foot
control is connected.
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w Reverse button
When sewing the stitch pattern #01, #05 or #09
the machine will sew in reverse as long as the
reverse button is pressed.
If you press the reverse button when sewing any
other stitch, the machine will immediately sew locking
stitches and automatically stop.
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If you press the reverse button when stitch pattern
#01, #05 or #09
has been selected and the
foot control is not connected, the machine will start
sewing in reverse as long as the button is pressed
and the machine will stop when the button is
released.
e Auto-lock button
When stitch pattern #01, #05 or #09
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been selected, the machine will immediately sew
locking stitches and automatically stop when the
auto-lock button is pressed.
When sewing any other stitches, the machine will
sew locking stitch at the end of the pattern being
sewn and automatically stop.
r Needle up/down button
Press this button to bring the needle up or down.
The machine will stop with the needle up or down
depending on the needle position determined by this
button.
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t Stitch width adjusting button
When pressing this button,the stitch width of the
selected pattern will be indicated and the green light
on the top left will light up.
To alter the stitch width, press on the "+" or "–" sign.
The stitch width can be altered while stitching
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y Stitch length adjusting button
When pressing this button,the stitch length of the
selected pattern will be indicated and the green light
on the bottom left will light up.
To alter the stitch length, press on the "+" or "–" sign.
The stitch length can be altered while stitching.
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Direct pattern selection buttons
There are 4 buttons for selecting stitch patterns.
Press one of the buttons until the pattern number of
the desired stitch pattern is indicated.
u Button 01 will select the patterns #01 to #05.
i Button 06 will select the patterns #06 to #10.
o Button 11 will select the patterns #11 to #15.
!0 Button 16 will select the patterns #16 to #20.
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NOTE:
When selecting the pattern, raise the needle to its
highest position.
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Dropping the Feed Dog
The feed dog can be lowered with the drop-feed lever
for sewing on buttons etc.
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Shift the drop-feed lever to the right to lower the feed
dog.
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Shift the lever to the left to raise the feed dog, it will
return to the up position when the machine is started.
q Up position
w Down position
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NOTE:
The feed dog should be in the up position for regular
sewing. Turn the handwheel toward you to check if
the feed dog comes up after setting the lever in the
up position.
Changing the Presser Foot
CAUTION:
Turn OFF the power switch before changing the foot.
Always use the proper foot for the selected pattern.
The wrong foot can cause the needle to break.
Do not push the lever down to prevent it from being
broken.
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To snap off:
Raise the needle and presser foot.
Press the lever on the back of the foot holder and the
foot will drop.
q Lever
To snap on:
Place the presser foot so the pin on the foot lies just
under the groove of the foot holder.
Lower the foot holder to lock the foot in place.
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Each foot is marked with a letter for identification.
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Detaching and Attaching the Foot Holder
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WARNING:
Turn OFF the power switch before detaching or
attaching the foot holder.
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To detach:
Raise the presser bar and turn the setscrew
counterclockwise to remove the foot holder.
q Setscrew
w Foot holder
To attach:
Align the hole in the foot holder with the threaded
hole in the presser bar and insert the setscrew
through the hole.
Tighten the setscrew by turning it clockwise.
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Raising and Lowering the Presser Foot
The presser foot lifter raises and lowers the presser
foot.
You can raise the presser foot about 1/4" (0.6 cm)
higher than the normal up position by exerting more
pressure when lifting the presser foot lifter. This
allows for easy removal of the presser foot and helps
you to place thick fabric under the foot.
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w Normal up position
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Balancing Thread Tension
The thread tension should be adjusted depending on
the sewing materials, layers of fabric and sewing
method.
To adjust the thread tension, turn the tension dial.
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q Tension regulating dial
w Setting mark
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Balanced tension:
The ideal straight stitch has threads locked between
two layers of fabric.
For an ideal zigzag stitch, the bobbin thread does not
show on the right side of the fabric, and the needle
thread shows slightly on the wrong side of the fabric.
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Needle thread
Bobbin thread
Right side of the fabric
Wrong side of the fabric
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Needle thread tension is too tight:
–if the bobbin thread appears on the right side of the
fabric.
Loosen the needle thread tension by moving the dial
to a lower number.
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Needle thread tension is too loose:
–if the needle thread appears on the wrong side of
the fabric.
Tighten the needle thread tension by moving the dial
to a higher number.
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Changing Needles
WARNING:
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Always make sure to turn the power switch off and
disconnect the machine from power supply before
changing the needle.
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Raise the needle by turning the handwheel and lower
the presser foot.
Turn off the power switch.
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z Loosen the needle clamp screw by turning it
counterclockwise.
Remove the needle from the clamp.
q Needle clamp screw
x 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.
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e Flat side
To check needle straightness, place the flat side of the
needle onto something flat (a needle plate, glass etc.)
The gap between the needle and the flat surface
should be consistent.
Never use a blunt needle.
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Needle and Thread Chart
WEIGHT
FABRIC
TYPE of NEEDLE
NEEDLE SIZE
Very Light
Chiffon, Georgette, Fine Lace, Organdy
Net, Tulle
Universal
Ball Point
9 (65)
9 (65)
Light
Batiste, Voile, Lawn, Pure Silk, Crepe de Chine,
Sheer Crepe, Chambray, Handkerchief Linen,
Gingham, Challis, Percale, Wool Crepe, Peau de
Soie, Taffeta, Satin, Silk Surah, Satin-backed
Crepe, Qiana
Blue Tipped Needle
Universal
11 (75)
11 (75)
12 (80)
Single Knits, Jersey, Swimwear, and Tricot
Blue Tipped Needle
Ball Point
11 (75)
11 (75)
Leather, Suede
Wedge Point
Leather Needle
11 (75)
Flannel, Velour, Velvet, Muslin, Velveteen,
Poplin, Corduroy, Broadcloth, Linen, Chintz,
Gabardine, Felt, Terry, Burlap, Quilted Fabrics
Universal
14 (90)
Double Knits, (synthetic and natural) Stretch
Velour, Stretch Terry, Sweater Knits
Ball Point
14 (90)
Leather, Vinyl, Suede
Wedge Point
Leather Needle
14 (90)
Denim, Sailcloth, Ticking
Denim Needle
16 (100)
Double Faced Wool, Heavy Coating, Fake Fur,
Drapery Fabrics
Universal
16 (100)
Leather, Suede
Wedge Point
Leather Needle
16 (100)
18 (110)
Canvas, Duck, Upholstery Fabrics
Universal
16 (100)
Topstitching for Special Finishes
Topstitching Needle
14 (90)
Medium
Heavy
Very Heavy
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Winding the Bobbin
Removing the bobbin
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Push the hook cover plate release button to the
right and remove the cover plate.
q Hook cover plate release button
w Hook cover plate
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Lift out the bobbin.
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Setting the spool
Place a spool of thread on the spool pin with the
thread coming off the spool as illustrated.
q Spool of thread
w Spool pin
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Press the spool holder firmly against the spool of
thread.
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Threading for bobbin winding
Set the speed control lever at
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z Hold the thread with both hands and pass the thread
under the thread guide.
q Thread guide
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x Draw the thread toward you and guide the thread
around the bobbin winding thread guide.
w Bobbin winding thread guide
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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.
v Push the bobbin winder spindle to the right.
The indicator will show
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b Hold the free end of the thread in your hand and
start the machine.
Stop the machine when the bobbin has been
wound a few layers, and cut the thread close to
the bobbin.
n Start the machine again. When the bobbin
is fully wound, it will stop automatically.
Stop the machine and return the bobbin
winder spindle to its original position by moving it
to the left, and cut the thread with a pair of
scissors. Remove the bobbin from the bobbin
winder spindle.
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NOTE:
The machine will not sew until the spindle has been
returned to the left.
Additional spool pin
The additional spool pin is for bobbin winding without
unthreading the machine.
Insert the additional spool pin into the hole.
Place the felt and a spool on the pin.
q Additional spool pin
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Inserting the bobbin
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z Place the bobbin in the bobbin holder with the
thread running off counterclockwise.
q Thread
w Bobbin holder
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x Guide the thread into the notch on the front of the
bobbin holder.
e Notch on the front
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c Draw the thread to the left, sliding it between
the tension spring blades.
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v Continue to draw the thread lightly until the thread
slips into the notch on the side.
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b Pull out about 4" (10 cm) of thread to the rear.
Reattach the hook cover plate.
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NOTE:
A threading chart is shown on the hook cover plate
for your reference.
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Threading the Machine
Raise the presser foot.
Press the needle up/down
button to raise the thread
take-up lever to its highest
position.
WARNING:
Turn OFF the power switch before threading the
machine.
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z Draw the thread from the spool and pass it under
the thread guide.
q Thread guide
x Draw the thread down along the right
channel and pull it up around the bottom of the
thread guide plate.
Pull the thread up along the left channel.
w Right channel
e Thread guide plate
r Left channel
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c Firmly draw the thread from right to left over the
thread take-up lever and down into the take-up
lever eye.
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v Draw the thread down along the left channel and
slip the thread behind the needle bar thread guide
from the left.
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b Pass the thread through the needle eye from the
front.
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Needle Threader
z Raise the needle to its highest position.
Pull down the needle threader knob as far as it will
go.
q Threader knob
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x Turn the knob in the direction of the arrow in the
illustration, then insert hook into the needle eye.
Lead the thread around guide and under hook.
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c Turn the knob in the direction of the arrow in the
illustration, drawing the thread loop through the
needle.
Gently let the needle threader go up to pull the thread
loop up.
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v Pull the thread through the needle eye.
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NOTE:
The needle threader can be used with a #11 to #16
needle or a blue tipped needle. Thread size 50 to 90
should also work well.
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Drawing Up the Bobbin Thread
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z Raise the presser foot lifter.
Turn the power switch on.
Hold the needle thread with your finger
q Presser foot lifter
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x Press the needle up/down button twice to pick up
the bobbin thread.
Draw up the needle thread to bring up a loop of the
bobbin thread.
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c Slide 4" (10 cm) of both threads to the back under
the presser foot.
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BASIC STITCHES
Straight Stitch
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Machine settings
q Pattern:
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#01
Zigzag foot A
2–6
To sew
Raise the presser foot and position the fabric next to
a seam guide line on the needle plate. Lower the
needle into the fabric where you wish to start.
Pull the needle and bobbin threads to the back.
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 line.
Changing sewing direction
Stop the machine a few stitches before the end of a
seam. Press the needle up/down button a few times
until the needle falls on the end of the seam.
q Needle up/down button
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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.
Securing a seam
For fastening the beginning of a seam, press the
reverse button and sew several reverse stitches.
Release the reverse button to sew forward.
w Reverse button
For fastening the ends of a seam, press the reverse
button at the end of the seam.
Sew a few stitches in reverse to fasten the seam.
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Raise the presser foot and pull the fabric to the back
to remove it.
To cut the threads, pull the fabric to draw the threads
up to the thread cutter as shown.
The threads are cut a proper length to start the next
seam.
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When pattern #02 (lock-a-matic stitch)
is selected:
The machine will sew reverse stitches at the
beginning of a seam automatically, and at the end of
the seam by pressing the reverse button once.
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Altering the stitch length
The stitch length can be altered between 0.0 and 4.0.
Press the stitch length adjusting button to alter the
stitch length. The bottom green light will light up and
the preset value "2.2" will be indicated.
Press the "+" sign to increase the stitch length.
Press the "–" sign to decrease the stitch length.
1.0
2.2
4.0
Altering the needle drop position
The needle drop position of the following stitches can
be altered:
Press the stitch width adjusting button to change the
needle drop position. The top green light will light up
and the preset value "2.5" (center needle position)
will be indicated.
Press the "+" sign to move the needle drop to the
right.
Press the "–" sign to move the needle drop to the left.
q Left needle drop position
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0.0
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2.5
5.0
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Using the seam guide lines
The seam guides on the needle plate help you to
measure seam allowances.
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NOTE:
The number indicates the distance from the center
needle position.
q Guide lines
w Center needle position
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Number
15
20
4/8
5/8
6/8
Distance
(cm)
1.5
2.0
1.3
1.6
1.9
1/2
5/8
3/4
Distance
(inch)
Turning square corners
To turn a square corner 5/8" (1.6 cm) from the fabric
edge:
When the fabric edge facing you lines up with the
cornering guide as illustrated, stop stitching and
lower the needle by turning the handwheel towards you.
Raise the presser foot and turn the fabric to line
the edge with the 5/8˝ (1.6 cm) seam guide.
Lower the presser foot and begin stitching in the new
direction.
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q Cornering guides
Sewing from the edge of thick fabric
The black button on the zigzag foot locks the foot in
the horizontal position.
This is helpful when starting sewing from the 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.
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Lower the foot while pushing in the black button.
The foot will be locked in the horizontal position to
avoid slipping.
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The foot will be unlocked after sewing a few stitches.
q Black button
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Variety of Straight Stitches and Recommended Feet
#01 Straight stitch
Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
Thread tension: 2 – 6
Use this stitch for seaming and for zipper sewing.
#02 Lock-a-matic stitch
Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
Thread tension: 2 – 6
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.
#03 Locking stitch
Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
Thread tension: 2 – 6
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.
#04 Stretch stitch
Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
Thread tension: 3 – 6
This is a narrow stretch stitch designed to eliminate puckering on knit
fabrics and bias seams, while allowing the seam to be pressed
completely open flat.
#06 Triple stretch stitch
Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
Thread tension: 2 – 6
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.
#07 New sculpture stitch
Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
Thread tension: 3 – 6
This stitch is used for topstitching and outline-stitches enhancing the
design appearance.
#08 Sculpture stitch
Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
Thread tension: 3 – 6
The stitch is used for topstitching and outline-stitches enhancing the
design appearance.
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Zigzag Stitch
q
w
Machine settings
q Pattern:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
e
#05
Zigzag foot A
3–7
The 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 appliqué.
Altering the stitch width
The stitch width can be altered between 0.0 and 5.0.
Press the stitch width adjusting button to alter the
stitch width. The top green light will light up and the
preset value "5.0" will be indicated.
Press the "+" sign to increase the stitch width.
Press the "–" sign to decrease the stitch width.
q Stitch width
q
Altering the stitch length
The stitch length can be altered between 0.0 and 4.0.
Press the stitch length adjusting button to alter the
stitch length. The bottom green light will light up and
the preset value "2.0" will be indicated.
Press the "+" sign to increase the stitch length.
Press the "–" sign to decrease the stitch length.
w Stitch length
NOTE:
The stitch length and width can be altered while
stitching.
w
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UTILITY STITCHES
q
w
Overcasting with Zigzag Stitch
e
Machine settings
q Pattern:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
Place the fabric edge next to the right side of the
clear window of the foot and carefully guide the fabric
so the needle falls off the edge when it swings to the
right.
q Clear window
q
q
w
#05
Zigzag foot A
3–7
Multiple Zigzag Stitch (Tricot Stitch)
e
Machine settings
q Pattern:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
09
#09
Zigzag foot A
3–6
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.
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Buttonholes
#14 Square buttonhole (sensor buttonhole)
This buttonhole is widely used on medium to heavy
weight fabrics.
The buttonhole size is automatically determined by
placing a button in the rear of the foot.
#15 Auto buttonhole
This is also a square buttonhole similar to the Sensor
Square Buttonhole, but you can manually set the
buttonhole size and you can memorize the size to
sew buttonholes of the same size.
Square buttonhole
q
w
Machine Settings
q Stitch pattern: #14
w Foot:
Automatic buttonhole foot R
e Thread tension: 1 – 5
e
NOTES:
• 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
3/8" (1 cm) to 1" (2.5 cm) in diameter.
• It is sometimes necessary to change the 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 suitable for
ordinary buttons.
• Apply an interfacing to stretch or fine fabrics.
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To sew
z
z Press the needle up/down button to raise the
needle.
Attach the automatic buttonhole foot R snapping
the pin into the groove of the foot holder.
q Groove
w Pin
q
w
x
x Pull the button holder to the back, and place
the button in it. Push it together tightly to the
button.
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.
e
e Button Holder
r Extra gap
r
c Pull the buttonhole lever down as far as it will go.
t Buttonhole Lever
c
t
v
v Insert the corner of the fabric under the foot.
Press the needle up/down button twice.
Remove the fabric to the left to draw the needle
thread through the hole of the foot.
Place the garment under the foot, and lower the
needle at the starting point of the buttonhole
mark.
Then lower the automatic buttonhole foot R.
y Buttonhole Mark
u Starting Point
i
!0
o
NOTE:
Make sure there is no gap between the slider and
stopper, otherwise the left and right lengths will be
different.
y
u
i
o
!0
!1
!1
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Slider
Stopper
No gap
Sewing gap
b Start the machine to sew the buttonhole.
The buttonhole will be automatically sewn.
b
Step 1: The machine will sew the front bartack and
the left row first.
Then it goes back to the starting point with
straight stitch.
Step 2: The machine will sew the right row.
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3: The machine will sew the back bartack.
Step 3
Step 4: The machine will stop automatically and a dot
will blink.
!2 Blinking dot
Step 4
To sew another buttonhole, raise the presser foot.
Move the fabric to where the next buttonhole is to be
sewn, then lower the foot and start the machine.
!2
NOTE:
If you start sewing the buttonhole without lowering the
buttonhole lever, the indicator will show a warning
sign.
Lower the buttonhole lever, then restart the machine.
NOTE:
If you select another pattern without raising the
buttonhole lever after buttonhole sewing, the indicator
will show a warning sign.
Raise the buttonhole lever, then select the pattern.
n
n
!3
!4
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. Use an eyelet punch to open a
keyhole buttonhole.
!3 Pin
!4 Seam ripper
m When buttonhole sewing is finished, push the
buttonhole lever upward as far as it will go.
t Buttonhole lever
m
t
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Altering the buttonhole width
Press the stitch width adjusting button to change the
buttonhole width.
Press the "+" sign to increase the buttonhole width.
Press the "–" sign to decrease the buttonhole width.
q Narrower buttonhole
w Wider buttonhole
* The width can be altered between 2.5 and 7.0.
q
w
Altering the buttonhole stitch density
Press the stitch length adjusting button to change the
buttonhole stitch density.
Press the "+" sign to make the stitches sparser.
Press the "–" sign to make the stitches denser.
* The stitch density can be altered between 0.2 and
0.8.
NOTE:
The indicator shows the stitch width or density while
sewing. When the buttonhole is completed, the
indicator will show the pattern number
.
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.
Step 1
The machine will sew another buttonhole in the
following order and stop automatically when it is
completed:
Step 1: Straight stitching in reverse to go back to the
starting point
Step 2: Front bartack and left row, then straight
stitching in reverse to go back to the
starting point
Step 3: Right row
Step 4: Back bartack and locking stitches at the end
The machine will stop automatically.
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
NOTE:
A double layer buttonhole can be sewn when the dot
is blinking.
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w
q
Corded buttonhole
Machine Settings
q Pattern:
#14
w Presser foot:
Automatic buttonhole foot R
e Thread tension: 1 – 5
e
To sew a corded buttonhole, follow the same
procedure as for a square buttonhole (sensor
buttonhole).
z x
z With the automatic buttonhole foot R raised, hook
the filler cord on the spur on the back of the
buttonhole foot.
q
x Bring the ends of 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.
q Spur
w Forks
e Cord
w
c v
c Lower the needle into the garment where the
buttonhole will start and lower the foot.
e
v Lower the buttonhole lever and buttonhole foot.
Start the machine and sew the buttonhole over the
filler cord.
The machine stops automatically when finished.
NOTES:
Set the stitch width in accordance with the thickness
of the filler cord used.
To cut the buttonhole opening, refer to page 25.
b Remove the fabric from the machine and cut the
sewing threads.
b n
n Pull the left end of the filler cord to tighten it.
Thread the end of the cord through a darning
needle and draw it to the wrong side of the fabric
and cut.
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w
q
Auto buttonhole
Machine Settings
q Pattern:
#15
w Presser foot:
Automatic buttonhole foot R
e Thread tension: 1 – 5
e
z Pull the Button Holder all the way out.
Insert the fabric under the foot. Press the up/
down needle button twice. Remove the fabric to
the left to draw the needle thread through the
hole of the foot.
z x
x Insert the garment under the foot, and lower the
needle at the starting point. Then lower the
Automatic buttonhole foot R.
q Button Holder
q
NOTE:
You do not need to pull down the buttonhole lever.
c Sew the left row up to the required length. Then
stop the machine and press the reverse button.
w Reverse button
c
w
v Start the machine again to sew the back bartack
and the right row of the buttonhole.
Stop the machine when you are directly
opposite the starting point.
Press the reverse button.
v
b Start the machine again. The machine will sew
the front bartack, lock the stitches and
automatically stop when the buttonhole is
completed.
b
NOTE:
You can sew another buttonhole identical to the
first one by simply restarting the machine.
The buttonhole width and stitch density cannot be
altered after the buttonhole is finished.
To cut the buttonhole opening, refer to page 25.
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Button Sewing
w
q
Machine Settings
q Pattern:
w Presser foot:
e Thread tension:
e Feed dog:
e
#05
Satin stitch foot F
3–7
Lowered
r
Unthread the needle thread.
Place a button on the fabric and lower the needle
by turning the handwheel, so that the needle
enters into the left hole in the button.
Align the holes in the button with the slot on the
foot and lower it to hold the button in place.
Turn the handwheel several times until the needle
bar swings to the right.
Adjust the stitch width so the needle enters into
the right hole in the button.
Rethread the machine and sew about 10 stitches
at a slow speed.
Raise the presser foot and remove the fabric.
Trim both needle and bobbin threads at the
beginning.
Cut both threads leaving 8” (20 cm) tails.
Pull the bobbin thread to bring the needle thread to
the wrong side of the fabric then knot the threads.
After sewing is finished, raise the feed dog.
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Zipper Sewing
q
w
e
Machine Settings
q Pattern:
#01
w Presser foot:
Zipper foot E (optional item)
e Thread tension: 2 – 6
CAUTION:
When sewing with the zipper foot, make sure to use
pattern #01 (straight stitch with the center needle
position). Otherwise the needle may hit the foot and
possibly break.
w
q
(B)
(A)
u
o
z
y
i
e r
t
q
w
Attaching the zipper foot (optional item)
(A) Attach zipper foot E with the pin on the righthand side to the groove to sew the left side of
the zipper.
(B) Attach zipper foot E with the pin on the lefthand side to the groove to sew the right side of
the zipper.
q Pin
w Groove
NOTE:
The zipper foot is available as an optional item.
Fabric preparation
z Add 3/8” (1 cm) to the zipper size. This is the
overall opening size.
q Right side of the fabric
w 3/8” (1 cm)
e Opening size
r Zipper size
t Slider
y Zipper teeth
u Zipper tape
i Wrong side of the fabric
o End of the opening
!4
x
!2
!3
!1
!0
x Place the right (top) sides of the fabric together.
Sew a bottom seam 5/8" (2 cm) from the right edge
to the zipper bottom stop position. Sew a few
stitches in reverse to lock.
Increase the stitch length to “4”, set needle thread
tension to “1”, and baste the remaining length of
the fabric.
!0 5/8” (2 cm)
!1 Basting
!2 Reverse stitch
!3 End of the opening
!4 Bottom seam
To sew
q
z Attach zipper foot with the right side pin.
Fold back the upper layer seam allowance. Fold
back the lower layer seam allowance to leave a
1/8" (0.4 cm) margin of fabric.
q Lower layer
w End of the opening
e Zipper teeth
r 1/8” (0.4 cm) margin
t Upper layer
y Opening size
u Folded edge
z
w
e
r
y
t
u
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x Place zipper teeth next to margin edge and baste
the zipper tape to the lower fabric layer.
Align zipper foot with margin edge. Return thread
tension and stitch length to original settings.
Sew a seam the entire length of zipper tape.
x
NOTE:
To secure the beginning of a seam, sew several
reverse stitches.
c Stop the machine 2” (5 cm) before reaching the
slider, with needle in the fabric and raise the foot,
then unzip a few inches to clear a path for
stitching.
i Slider
o 2” (5 cm)
c
i
NOTE:
To secure the biginning of a seam, sew several
reverse stitches.
o
v
!1
b
v Remove fabric and close zipper. Take the upper
fabric layer and lay it flat over the zipper.
Baste the zipper tape to the upper fabric layer.
!0 Basting
!1 Zipper tape
!0
b Raise and release the foot, and re-attach it with
the left side pin.
Starting just below zipper bottom stop, sew
across the fabric to about 3/8" (1 cm) distance
from the basting line.
Turn fabric 90 degrees and sew a seam the
entire length of the zipper tape. Before reaching
the slider, stop the machine with needle in
fabric and raise the foot. Use seam ripper to
open a few inches of basting stitch.
!2 Unstitch basting
!3 3/8" (1 cm)
!4 Basting line
!3
!4
!2
n Unzip a few inches to clear a path for stitching.
At end of seam, sew a few stitches in reverse to
lock. Once both sides of zipper are sewn, use
the seam ripper to open the rest of basting
stitch.
!5 Basting
n
!5
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w
q
Blind Hemming
e
3
2
Machine setting
q Stitch pattern:
#13 or #12
w Presser foot:
Zigzag foot A
e Thread tension: 3 – 6
z
w
q
z On heavy weight fabrics that ravel, the raw
edge should be overcast first.
Fold the hem under the fabric as illustrated for
fine or medium fabrics.
Fold a hem with the wrong side up forming a
3/16” (0.5 cm) allowance.
q Wrong side of the fabric
w 3/16” (0.5 cm)
e Heavy weight fabric
r Fine and medium weight fabric
w
q
r
e
x Place the fabric so that the needle just pierces
the folded edge when the needle comes over
the extreme left side.
Lower the presser foot.
Adjust the needle drop position with the stitch
width adjusting button if necessary.
x c
y
c Sew slowly while guiding the folded edge along
the left side of the clear window of the foot.
t Folded edge
y Clear window
t
v Open and press the fabric after sewing is
finished.
u Right side of the fabric
v
u
NOTE:
If the needle drops too far left, the stitches will be
apparent on the right side of the fabric.
Adjusting the needle drop position
Press the stitch width adjusting button to adjust the
needle drop position. The top green light will light up
and the preset value "0.6" will be indicated.
The value indicates a distance from the center
needle drop position in millimeter.
q Distance
w Center needle drop position
Press the "+" sign to move the needle drop position
to the right.
q
Press the "–" sign to move the needle drop position
to the left.
w
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DECORATIVE SEWING
q
w
Applique
e
16
Machine setting
166 17 18
q Stitch pattern:
#16, #17, #18
w Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
e Thread tension: 1 – 4
Place the applique on the fabric and baste it in
place. Sew, guiding the edge of the applique along
the slit on the foot, so that the needle falls off the
edge of the applique when it swings to the right.
NOTE:
When changing the sewing direction at a corner or
curve, lower the needle into the applique at the left
swing and turn the fabric to a new direction.
q
w
Patchwork
e
09
Machine setting
q Stitch pattern:
#09
w Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
e Thread tension: 1 – 4
Seam the patchwork pieces with straight stitch and
press seam allowance open. Sew pattern #09 on the
right side of garment centering over the seam line.
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w
q
Smocking
e
20
Machine setting
q Stitch pattern:
#20
w Presser foot:
Satin stitch foot F
e Thread tension: 3 – 6
Smocking is a delicate, decorative treatment on
children’s clothes or women’s blouses.
Choose a soft, lightweight fabric such as batiste,
gingham or challis. Cut the fabric three times the
projected width. Set the stitch length at 4.0 and sew
straight lines 3/8”(1cm) apart across the area to be
smocked.
q 3/8”(1cm)
q
A looser needle thread tension will make
gathering easier.
Knot the threads along one edge. From the other
end, pull the bobbin threads to distribute the gathers
evenly. Secure the threads at the other end.
Sew the smocking stitches between the straight
seams.
Remove the straight stitches by pulling them out.
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Correcting Distorted Stretch Patterns
The sewing results of the stretch patterns may vary
depending upon the 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.
w
If stretch stitch patterns are distorted, correct it with
the feed balancing dial.
q Feed balancing dial
w Neutral position
e Setting mark
e
q
Example: Pattern #10
(A)
(B)
(A) If the pattern is compressed, turn the feed
balancing dial in the direction of “+”.
(B) If the pattern is drawn out, turn the feed
balancing dial in the direction of “—”.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
z
WARNING:
Turn the power switch off and unplug the machine
before cleaning.
NOTE:
Do not dismantle the machine in any way other than
what is explained in this section.
q
x
Clean the outside of the machine with a soft cloth and
mild soap.
Cleaning the Hook Race and Feed Dogs
z Remove the presser foot and needle. Remove screw
on the needle plate with the screwdriver.
Remove the needle plate and take out the bobbin.
q Screw
w
c
x Lift up the bobbin holder and remove it.
w Bobbin holder
w
c Brush out dust and lint. Wipe the bobbin holder with
a soft, dry cloth.
e
v
r
v Clean the feed dogs and hook race with the lint
brush.
e Lint brush
r Feed dog
b Wipe the hook race with a soft, dry cloth.
t Hook race
b
NOTE:
You may also use a vacuum cleaner.
t
Replacing the Bobbin Holder
z
z Insert the bobbin holder into the hook race.
x
w
q
c
e
r
x Make sure the knob of the bobbin holder fits next to
the stopper on the race.
q Knob
w Stopper
c Replace the bobbin.
Attach the needle plate, inserting the two guide pins
into the holes in the needle plate. Tighten the screw
firmly with the screwdriver.
e Guide holes
r Screw
e
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Problems and Warning Signals
If a buzzer sounds and the indicator shows a warning sign, follow the guidance below.
Problem
Warning signal
Try this
The start/stop button is pressed with the foot
control being connected.
Disconnect the foot control.
The foot control is connected or disconnected
while sewing.
Turn the power switch off when
connecting or disconnecting the
foot control.
The machine is re-started too soon after it
has halted due to the overload.
Wait for at least 15 seconds to restart.
If threads are jamming, remove
jammed threads.
The buttonhole is sewn without lowering
the buttonhole lever.
Lower the buttonhole lever and
restart the machine.
Selecting a pattern after buttonhole is completed
with the buttonhole lever still lowered.
Raise the buttonhole lever and reselect the pattern.
Do not sew other pattern with the
buttonhole foot.
The bobbin winder spindle is shifted to the right
for bobbin winding.
Return the bobbin winder spindle
to the left.
The machine is malfunctioning due to a
problem in the electronic components.
Contact the service center or the
store from where the machine was
purchased.
to
NOTE:
The safety device will shut the power down when the machine is locked. If the threads are jamming, remove
the jammed threads and turn the power on again after 3 minutes.
Audible signal
The buzzer sounds when:
Pip
Normal operation
Pip-pip-pip
Invalid operation
Pip-pip-peep
Buttonhole sewing completed
Peep
Malfunciton
It is not abnormal that a faint humming sound is coming from the internal motors.
This machine equipped with LED sewing light, which will not burn out and does not need to be replaced.
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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
properly under (drawn to the rear of) the presser foot
when sewing is starting.
6. The fabric is not drawn to the rear when sewing is
finished.
7. The thread is too heavy or too fine for the needle.
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 doesn’t turn smoothly.
4. The thread is wound loosely on the bobbin.
Reference
Page 14,15
Page 9
Page 10
Page 10
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Needle is incorrectly inserted.
The needle is bent or blunt.
The needle clamp screw is too loose.
A proper foot is not used.
The fabric is not drawn to the rear when sewing is
finished.
6. The needle is too fine for the fabric being sewn.
Page 10
Page 10
Page 10
Use proper foot.
The needle thread
loops.
1. The needle thread tension is too loose.
2. The needle size is not suitable for the thread.
Page 9
Page 10
Skipped stitches
1. The needle is incorrectly inserted.
2. The needle is bent or blunt.
3. The needle and/or thread are not suitable for the
fabric being sewn.
4. A blue needle is not being used for sewing stretch,
very fine fabrics and synthetics.
5. The needle thread is not threaded properly.
6. A poor quality needle is used.
Page 10
Page 10
Seam puckering
1. The needle thread tension is too tight.
2. The needle thread is not threaded properly.
3. The needle is too heavy for the fabric being sewn.
4. The stitch length is too long for the fabric.
* Use a stabilizer for very fine fabrics.
Page 9
Page 14,15
Page 10
Make stitch shorter
The cloth is not fed
smoothly.
1. The feed dog is packed with lint.
2. The stitches are too fine.
3. The feed dog was not raised after being lowered.
Page 36
Make stitch longer
Page 8
The machine does not
work.
1. The machine is not plugged in.
2. Thread is caught in the hook race.
3. The bobbin winder spindle is still in the winding position.
Page 4
Page 36
Page 12
Patterns are distorted.
1. The stitch is not balanced.
Page 35
The buttonhole is not
sewn well.
1. The stitch density is not suitable for the fabric being
sewn.
2. Interfacing is not being used with stretch fabrics.
Page 26
Page 23
Noisy operation
1. The feed dog is packed with lint.
2. Lint has collected in the bobbin holder.
Page 36
Page 36
Condition
The needle thread
breaks.
The bobbin thread
breaks.
The needle breaks.
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Page 17
Page 17
Page 10
Page 13
Page 36
Replace the bobbin
Re-wind the bobbin.
Page 17
Page 10
Page 10
Page 10
Page 14,15
Replace the needle
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