Baby Lock | espire BLSR | Instruction manual | Baby Lock espire BLSR Instruction manual

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PANTONE117
English
882-U62
XE0996-001
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using this machine, basic safety precautions should always be taken, including the following:
Read all instructions before using.
DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1.
The machine should never be left unattended while plugged in. Always unplug the machine from the electrical
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 this machine to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when the machine is used by or
near children.
2.
Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this manual. Use only accessories recommended by
the manufacturer as contained in this manual.
3.
Never operate this 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 the machine to the nearest authorized retailer or service center for
examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.
4.
Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the machine and foot
control free from the 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 the main switch to the symbol “
outlet.
9.
Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
” position which represents off, then remove plug from
10. Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the 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 the machine to the symbol “ ” position when making any adjustments in the needle area, such as
threading needle, changing needle, threading bobbin, or changing presser foot, and the like.
15. Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or when making any
other user servicing adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual.
16. This sewing machine is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.
17. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with this machine.
18. If the LED light unit (light-emitting diode) is damaged, it must be replaced by authorized retailer.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This machine is intended for household use.
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FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA
AND CYPRUS ONLY
If this machine is fitted with a three-pin non-rewireable BS plug then please read the following.
IMPORTANT
If the available socket outlet is not suitable for the plug supplied with this equipment, it should be cut off and an
appropriate three-pin plug fitted. With alternative plugs an approved fuse must be fitted in the plug.
NOTE
The plug served from the main lead must be destroyed as a plug with bared flexible cords is hazardous if engaged in
a live socket outlet. In the event of replacing the plug fuse, use a fuse approved by ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying
the
mark, rating as marked on plug.
Always replace the fuse cover, never use plugs with the fuse cover omitted.
WARNING
DO NOT CONNECT EITHER WIRE TO THE EARTH TERMINAL WHICH IS MARKED WITH THE LETTER ‘E’, BY
THE EARTH SYMBOL
OR COLOURED GREEN OR GREEN AND YELLOW.
The wires in this main lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Blue
Neutral
Brown
Live
As the colours of the wiring in the main lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows.
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter ‘N’ or coloured
black or blue.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter ‘L’ or coloured
red or brown.
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Declaration of Conformity (For USA Only)
Responsible Party:
Tacony Corporation
1760 Glisinn Lane
Fenton, Missouri 63026
declares that the product
Product Name:
Model Number:
Baby Lock Sewing Machine
BLSR
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the retailer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
• The included interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a Class B
digital device.
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Tacony Corporation could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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CONGRATULATIONS ON CHOOSING
OUR MACHINE
Your machine is the most advanced computerized household sewing machine. To fully enjoy all the features incorporated, we suggest that you study the manual.
PLEASE READ BEFORE USING THIS MACHINE
For safe operation
1. Be sure to keep your eye on the needle while sewing. Do not touch the handwheel, thread take-up lever, needle, or other moving parts.
2. Remember to turn off the power switch and unplug the cord when:
•
•
•
•
•
Operation is completed
Replacing or removing the needle or any other parts
A power failure occurs during use
Maintaining the machine
Leaving the machine unattended.
3. Do not store anything on the foot controller.
4. Plug the machine directly into the wall. Do not use extension cords.
5. Do not place or store the machine near heaters or other hot appliances, in any location exposed to extremely
high or low temperatures, high humidity or dusty locations. Doing so could cause the machine to malfunction.
6. Never operate the machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped
or damaged, or water is spilled on the unit. Return the machine to the nearest authorized retailer or service center for examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.
For a longer service life
1. When storing this machine, avoid direct sunlight and high humidity locations. Do not use or store the machine
near a space heater, iron, halogen lamp, or other hot objects.
2. Use only neutral soaps or detergents to clean the case. Benzene, thinner, and scouring powders can damage
the machine, and should never be used.
3. Do not drop or hit the machine.
4. Always consult the operation manual when replacing or installing any assemblies, the presser feet, needle, or
other parts to assure correct installation.
5. Use only the interface cable (USB cable) included with this machine.
For repair or adjustment
In the event a malfunction occurs or adjustment is required, first follow the troubleshooting table in the back of the
operation manual to inspect and adjust the machine yourself. If the problem persists, please consult your local
authorized Baby Lock retailer.
For additional product information and updates, visit our web site at www.babylock.com
The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Chapters 1 and 2 describe to the first-time user the initial operations for using this machine and the basic
sewing operations.
To sew utility stitches
Continue with chapter 3 to learn how to select a stitch and sew using the various stitches.
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
To sew characters and patterns
Continue with chapter 4 to learn basic operations, from selecting patterns to sewing, in addition to
operations such as combining and editing patterns to rotate or resize them, and storing combined
patterns.
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 4
• Parts related to operations described in the procedures are highlighted in gold.
Perform the operations while comparing the screens in the procedures with those that appear on the
machine.
• If, while using the machine, you have questions about an operation or you would like to know more
about a specific function, refer to the index (Page 147) and the table of contents to find the section of
the manual to refer to.
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CONTENTS
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR
FUNCTIONS..........................................................9
Machine ..................................................................... 9
Needle and Presser Foot Section ............................... 10
Operation Buttons .................................................... 11
Included Accessories ................................................ 11
Options .................................................................... 16
Chapter 1 Getting Ready
17
TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF ....................18
LCD SCREEN .......................................................19
Using the Machine Setting Mode Key ...................... 22
Using the Machine Operation Mode Key ................. 23
Using the Pattern Explanation Key ........................... 24
LOWER/UPPER THREADING ..............................25
Winding the Bobbin .................................................
Setting the Bobbin ....................................................
Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread ..................................
Upper Threading ......................................................
Using the Twin Needle .............................................
25
28
28
29
32
CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT .......................34
Removing the Presser Foot ........................................ 34
Attaching the Presser Foot......................................... 34
CHANGING THE NEEDLE...................................35
SEWING LARGE PIECES OF FABRIC....................38
Chapter 2 Sewing Basics
39
SEWING ..............................................................40
Sewing a Stitch .........................................................
Sewing Reinforcement Stitches .................................
Sewing Curves ..........................................................
Changing Sewing Direction ......................................
Sewing Heavyweight Fabric......................................
Sewing Lightweight Fabric ........................................
40
42
42
43
43
43
ADJUSTING STITCH SETTINGS...........................44
Adjusting the Stitch Width ........................................ 44
Adjusting the Stitch Length ....................................... 44
Adjusting the Thread Tension ................................... 45
USEFUL FUNCTIONS..........................................45
Automatic Reinforcement Stitching ...........................
Automatic Thread Cutting .........................................
Pivoting ....................................................................
Automatic Fabric Sensor System
(Automatic Presser Foot Pressure) .............................
Locking the Screen ...................................................
Chapter 3 Utility Stitches
45
46
47
48
49
51
SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH............................52
Selecting a Stitch ...................................................... 53
Saving Stitch Settings ................................................ 53
Using the Sewing Type Selection Key ...................... 54
SEWING THE STITCHES ......................................56
Quilting ....................................................................
Straight Stitches ........................................................
Darts Seams ..............................................................
Gathering .................................................................
Flat Fell Seams ..........................................................
Pintucks ....................................................................
Zigzag Stitches..........................................................
Elastic Zigzag Stitches ...............................................
Overcasting ..............................................................
Blind Hem Stitches ...................................................
Appliqués .................................................................
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56
66
70
71
71
72
73
75
76
80
81
Shell Tuck Stitching ..................................................
Scalloping .................................................................
Top Stitching.............................................................
Smocking ..................................................................
Fagoting....................................................................
Tape or Elastic Attaching...........................................
Heirloom Stitching ....................................................
Buttonhole Stitches ...................................................
Bar Tacks ..................................................................
Button Sewing...........................................................
Eyelets ......................................................................
Multi-Directional Sewing
(Straight Stitch and Zigzag Stitch) ..............................
Zipper Insertion ........................................................
82
82
83
83
84
85
86
88
93
95
96
97
98
Chapter 4 Character/Decorative Stitches 101
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS ........................ 102
Selecting Decorative Stitch Patterns/
7 mm Decorative Stitch Patterns/
Satin Stitch Patterns/
7 mm Satin Stitch Patterns/Cross Stitch Patterns/
Utility Decorative Stitch Patterns............................. 103
Alphabet Patterns.................................................... 103
SEWING STITCH PATTERNS............................. 105
Sewing Attractive Finishes....................................... 105
Basic Sewing........................................................... 105
Adjusting Patterns ................................................... 106
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS ............................ 108
Changing the Pattern Size .......................................
Changing the Pattern Length
(7 mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only) ............................
Creating a Vertical Mirror Image .............................
Creating a Horizontal Mirror Image ........................
Selecting a Single/Repeating Pattern........................
Changing the Thread Density
(Satin Stitch Patterns Only)......................................
Returning to the Beginning of the Pattern ................
109
109
109
109
110
110
111
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS ..................... 112
Before Combining Patterns......................................
Combining Patterns from Different Categories.........
Combining Stitch Patterns of Different Sizes............
Combining Stitch Patterns of
Different Orientations .............................................
Combining Stitch Patterns of Different Lengths........
Creating Step Patterns
(7 mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only) ............................
112
112
114
115
116
117
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION................... 119
Stitch Data Precautions ...........................................
Saving Stitch Patterns in the Machine’s Memory .....
Saving Stitch Patterns to the Computer....................
Retrieving Stitch Patterns from the Machine’s
Memory ..................................................................
Retrieving Stitch Patterns from the Computer ..........
Chapter 5 Appendix
119
119
121
122
123
125
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ............................. 126
Cleaning the LCD ...................................................
Cleaning the Machine Casing .................................
Cleaning the Race ...................................................
Cleaning the Bobbin Case .......................................
126
126
126
127
ADJUSTING THE SCREEN................................. 128
Screen Visibility Is Low ........................................... 128
Touch Panel Is Malfunctioning................................ 128
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................130
ERROR MESSAGES ............................................133
SPECIFICATIONS ...............................................136
UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S
SOFTWARE........................................................137
STITCH SETTING CHART ..................................139
INDEX................................................................147
1
2
3
4
5
7
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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
Machine
■ Front View
■ Right-side/Rear View
a Top cover
a Handle
Open the top cover to thread the machine and wind the bobbin.
b Thread guide plate
Pass the thread around the thread guide plate when threading
the upper thread.
c Thread take-up lever check window
Look through the window to check the position of the take-up lever.
d Needle threader lever
Use the needle threader lever when threading the needle
automatically.
e Thread cutter
Pass the threads through the thread cutter to cut them.
f Flat bed attachment with accessory compartment
Store presser feet and bobbins in the accessory compartment
of the flat bed attachment. Remove the flat bed attachment
when sewing cylindrical pieces such as sleeve cuffs.
g Operation buttons (5 buttons) and sewing speed
controller
Use these buttons to perform various operations, such as
starting sewing and raising or lowering the needle.
Slide the sewing speed controller to adjust the sewing speed
while using utility stitches.
h Knee lifter slot
Insert the knee lifter into the slot.
i Knee lifter
Use the knee lifter to raise and lower the presser foot.
When transporting the machine, carry it by this handle.
b Handwheel
Turn the handwheel toward you to sew one stitch or to raise or
lower the needle.
c USB connector
Plug in a USB cable to connect a computer.
d Touch pen holder
Use the touch pen holder to hold the touch pen when it is not
being used.
e Foot controller jack
Insert the plug on the end of the foot controller cord into the foot
controller jack.
f Foot controller
Press the foot controller to control the speed of the machine.
g Jack connector
Insert the power cord into the jack connector.
h Main power switch
Use the main power switch to turn the machine ON and OFF.
i Air vent
Do not cover the air vent while the sewing machine is being
used.
j Presser foot lever
Raise and lower the presser foot lever to raise and lower the
presser foot.
j LCD (liquid crystal display)
Stitch settings can be viewed and edited, and operations for
using the machine can be displayed, and error messages
appear in the LCD.
k Spool pin
Place a spool of thread on the spool pin.
l Spool cap
Use the spool cap to hold the spool in place.
m Bobbin winder
Use the bobbin winder when winding the bobbin.
n Supplemental spool pin
Use this spool pin to wind the bobbin thread while sewing or to
sew with the twin needle.
o Thread guide
Pass the thread through this thread guide when winding the
bobbin thread.
p Bobbin winding thread guide
Pass the thread around this thread guide when winding the
bobbin thread.
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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
Needle and Presser Foot Section
Measurements on the needle plate, bobbin cover
and needle plate cover
The measurements on the needle plate and bobbin
cover are references for patterns with a middle
(center) needle position. The measurements on the
needle plate cover is a reference for stitches with a
left needle position.
a
c
d
e
a Buttonhole lever
Lower the buttonhole lever when sewing buttonholes and bar
tacks.
f
b Presser foot holder
The presser foot is attached to the presser foot holder.
c Presser foot holder screw
Use the presser foot holder screw to hold the presser foot
holder in place.
d Presser foot
The presser foot consistently applies pressure to the fabric as it
is sewn. Attach the appropriate presser foot for the selected
stitch.
e Feed dogs
The feed dogs feed the fabric in the sewing direction.
f Bobbin cover
Open the bobbin cover to insert the bobbin.
g Needle plate cover
Remove the needle plate cover to clean the bobbin case and
race.
h Needle plate
The needle plate is marked with guides to help sew straight
seams.
i Needle bar thread guide
Pass the upper thread through the needle bar thread guide.
j Needle clamp screw
Use the needle clamp screw to hold the needle in place.
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b
a
b
c
d
e
f
For stitches with a middle (center) needle position
For stitches with a left needle position
Middle (center) needle position <inch>
Middle (center) needle position <cm>
Middle (center) needle position <inch>
Left needle position <inch>
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
Operation Buttons
Included Accessories
The accessories are stored in the flat bed
attachment. Open the flat bed attachment as
shown below.
a
a “Start/Stop” button
When this button is pressed, the machine sews a few stitches at
a low speed, then begins sewing at the speed set by the sewing
speed controller. Press this button again to stop sewing. This
button lights up in a different color depending on the machine’s
operating condition.
Green:
The machine is ready to sew or is sewing.
Red:
The machine cannot sew.
b
c
b “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button
This button is used to sew reinforcement stitches at the
beginning and end of stitching. When this button is pressed, the
machine sews 3 to 5 stitches in the same spot, then stops
automatically. For straight and zigzag stitches that take reverse
stitches, the machine sews reverse stitches (stitches sewn in
the opposite direction) at low speed only while the “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button is held down.
a Bobbin stand
(Place the bobbins on the pins to store them.)
b Storage space
c Presser foot storage tray
(Store presser feet marked A, G, I, J, M, N, and R.)
c “Needle Position” button
Use this button to change the sewing direction or for detailed
sewing in small areas. Press this button to raise or lower the
needle position. Press this button twice to sew a single stitch.
d “Thread Cutter” button
Press this button after sewing to automatically trim the excess
thread.
e “Presser Foot Lifter” button
Press this button to lower the presser foot and apply pressure to
the fabric. Press this button again to raise the presser foot.
f Sewing speed controller
Slide the sewing speed controller to the left or right to adjust the
sewing speed. Slide the controller to the left to sew at lower
speeds. Slide the controller to the right to sew at higher speeds.
Beginners should sew at a lower speed until they become
familiar with the machine.
CAUTION
• Do not press the “Thread Cutter” button after
the threads have already been cut. Otherwise,
the needle may break, the threads may become
tangled, or damage to the machine may occur.
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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
■ How to Assemble the Spool Stand
a
c
Firmly insert the two spool pins into the two
holes in the spool support.
d
Open the upper cover of the machine. With
your right hand, snap the cover toward the back
to release the cover from the latch. Slide the
upper cover to the right so that the pin on the
left side is disengaged, and then remove the
upper cover.
Fully extend the telescopic thread guide shaft,
and then rotate the shaft until the two stoppers
click into place.
a
a Stoppers
Insert the telescopic thread guide into the round
b
hole at the center of the spool support, and then
use a screwdriver to securely tighten the screw
from the reverse side.
b
a
a
a Screw
Note
Make sure that the stoppers on the telescopic thread
guide shaft are firmly in place and that the top of the
thread guide is parallel to the spool support. In addition,
check that the shaft is straight up from the spool support.
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a Latch
b Pin
e
Raise the latch on the machine toward you.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
f
With the lower part of the stand between the
handle and machine, slide the spool stand to the
left so that the pin fits into the hole in the
machine, and then fit the spool stand into the
latch.
b
a
a Latch
b Spool stand
Note
Make sure that the latch of the machine is positioned
toward you and that the spool stand firmly fits into the
groove in the latch.
Memo
For details on using the spool stand, refer to the
enclosed instruction sheet.
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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
1
8
9
16
17
2
3
4
5
6
7
10
11
12
13
14
15
18
19
20
75/11 2 needles
90/14 2 needles
90/14 2 needles:
Ball point needle (gold colored)
14
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
No.
Part Name
Part Code
1 Buttonhole foot “A”
X57789-151
2 Overcasting foot “G”
XC3098-051
3 Monogramming foot “N”
X53840-351
4 Zipper foot “I”
X59370-051
5 Zigzag foot “J” (on machine)
XC3021-051
6 Blind stitch foot “R”
X56409-051
7 Button fitting foot “M”
130489-001
8 Free-motion quilting foot “C”
XE0765-001
9 Free-motion open toe quilting foot
“O”
XE0767-001
10 Free-motion echo quilting foot “E”
XE0766-001
11 Walking foot
XA8320-104
12 1/4” quilting foot with guide
XC6800-251
13 Straight stitch foot
XD0826-051
14 Quilting guide
XA7208-001
15 Straight stitch needle plate
XC8362-051
Cord guide bobbin cover
16
(with single hole)
XC8449-051
17 Spool stand
XE0774-001
18 Seam ripper
X54243-051
19 Bobbin × 10
X52800-150
20 Needle set
X58358-051
21 Twin Needle
X59296-151
22 Cleaning brush
23 Eyelet punch
X59476-051
135793-001
24 Screwdriver (large)
XC8349-051
25 Screwdriver (small)
X55468-051
26 Spool cap (small) × 2
Spool cap (medium) × 2
27
One is on the machine.
28 Spool cap (large) × 2
130013-154
Memo
• For details on using parts 13, 17 and 38, refer to the
instruction sheet enclosed with item.
• Always use accessories recommended for this
machine.
• The screw for the presser foot holder is available
through your authorized retailer (part code: XA4813051).
• This instruction and reference guide and the foot
controller can be stored in the soft cover.
X55260-153
130012-054
29 Spool felt
X57045-051
30 Disc-shaped screwdriver
XC1074-051
31 Spool net
XA5523-050
32 Foot controller
XC8816-051
33 Touch pen (stylus)
XA9940-051
34 Knee lifter
XA6941-052
35 USB cable
XD0745-051
36 Instruction and Reference Guide
XE1070-001
37 Quick Reference Guide
XE1071-001
38 Extension table
XE0796-001
39 Soft cover
XE1123-001
Memo
(For U.S.A. only)
Foot controller: Model T
This foot controller can be used with this machine
model BLSR.
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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
Options
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
No.
Part Name
Part Code
1
Quilting foot
FA2
2
1/4” quilting foot
FA1
3
Side cutter foot
FA10
4
Seam guide
5
Cording foot (3 cord guide)
XA6871-001
BLG-SG
6
Blind stitch foot (with guide)
XA0059-001
7
Stitch guide foot “P”
8
Adjustable zipper/piping foot
FA9
9
Non stick foot
FA8
10 Open toe foot
FA7
FA6
11 Free-motion grip
* See note.
12 Open toe walking foot
* See note.
Memo
• All specifications are correct at the time of printing.
• Please be aware that some specifications may
change without notice.
Note
Visit your authorized Baby Lock retailer for complete
listing of optional accessories available for your
machine.
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1
Chapter
1
Getting Ready
TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF....................................................18
LCD SCREEN........................................................................................19
■ Display Precautions.........................................................................................................19
■ Key Functions ..................................................................................................................20
Using the Machine Setting Mode Key......................................................................22
Using the Machine Operation Mode Key ................................................................23
■ Contents of Each Category ..............................................................................................23
Using the Pattern Explanation Key ..........................................................................24
LOWER/UPPER THREADING ..............................................................25
Winding the Bobbin ................................................................................................25
■ Using the Supplemental Spool Pin...................................................................................25
■ Winding the Bobbin Using the Spool Pin.........................................................................27
Setting the Bobbin ...................................................................................................28
Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread ................................................................................. 28
Upper Threading ..................................................................................................... 29
Using the Twin Needle ............................................................................................32
CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT .......................................................34
Removing the Presser Foot ......................................................................................34
Attaching the Presser Foot ......................................................................................34
CHANGING THE NEEDLE ...................................................................35
■ Checking the Needle .......................................................................................................35
■ About the Needle ............................................................................................................37
■ Fabric/Thread/Needle Combinations ..............................................................................37
SEWING LARGE PIECES OF FABRIC ...................................................38
TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF
TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF
WARNING
• Use only regular household electricity as the power source. Using other power sources may result in fire, electric
shock, or damage to the machine.
• Make sure that the plugs on the power cord are firmly inserted into the electrical outlet and the power supply jack on
the machine.
• Do not insert the plug on the power cord into an electrical outlet that is in poor condition.
• Turn the main power to OFF and remove the plug in the following circumstances:
• when you are away from the machine
• after using the machine
• when the power fails during use
• when the machine does not operate correctly due to a bad connection or a disconnection
• during electrical storms
CAUTION
• Use only the power cord included with this machine.
• Do not use extension cords or multi-plug adapters with many other appliances plugged in to them. Fire or electric
shock may result.
• Do not touch the plug with wet hands. Electric shock may result.
• When unplugging the machine, always turn the main power to OFF first. Always grab the power cord plug or power
cord connector to remove it from the wall outlet or power cord jack connector. Pulling on the cord may damage the
cord, or lead to fire or electric shock.
• Do not allow the power cord to be cut, damaged, modified, forcefully bent, pulled, twisted, or bundled. Do not place
heavy objects on the cord. Do not subject the cord to heat. These things may damage the cord, or cause fire or electric
shock. If the cord or plug is damaged, take the machine to your authorized retailer for repairs before continuing use.
• Unplug the power cord if the machine is not to be used for a long period of time. Otherwise, a fire may result.
• When leaving the machine unattended, either the main switch of the machine should be turned to OFF or the plug
must be removed from the socket-outlet.
• When servicing the machine or when removing covers, either the machine or the electrical set must be unplugged.
• For U.S.A. only
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this plug is
intended to fit in a polarized outlet only one way.
If the plug 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.
a
Insert the power cord into the power cord
jack connector, then insert the plug into a
wall outlet.
b
Turn the main power switch to “I” to turn on
the machine.
b
a
a
a OFF
b ON
b
a Main power switch
b Power cord
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c
Turn the main power switch to “O” to turn
off the machine.
LCD SCREEN
LCD SCREEN
■ Display Precautions
1
Getting Ready
• Only touch the display with your finger or the touch pen included with the machine. Do not use a
mechanical pencil, screwdriver or any other hard or sharp objects. In addition, do not press the display with
extreme pressure, otherwise damage to the display may result.
• All or part of the display may sometimes become darker or lighter due to fluctuations in the surrounding
temperature or other changes in the environment. This is not a sign of a malfunction. If the display is difficult
to read, adjust its brightness (see page 22).
• The display may be dark immediately after the machine is turned on. This is a normal characteristic of the
backlight and is not a sign of a malfunction. After approximately 10 minutes, the display should reach its
normal level of brightness.
• If you are not directly facing the display, the colors may be distorted or the screen may be difficult to read.
This is a normal characteristic of the display and is not a malfunction. Be sure to sit in front of the display
while using it.
When the machine is turned on, the opening screen appears. The machine can be set so that the opening screen is
not displayed (see page 22).
Lightly press the display with your finger. Depending on the setting, either “Q-01 Piecing stitch (Middle)”, “1-01
Straight stitch (Left)” or “1-03 Straight stitch (Middle)” is automatically selected (see page 22).
Memo
It may take some time until the opening screen appears. This is not a sign of a malfunction.
a Shows whether the machine is set for a single needle
or twin needle, and the needle position when the
machine is stopped. The desired needle position can
be set (see page 22).
For a single needle
a
b
c
Single needle/down
position
Single needle/up
position
For a twin needle
d
Twin needle/down
position
e
Twin needle/up
position
b Presser foot code
Attach the indicated presser foot before sewing.
c Shows the number for the selected stitch (only for
utility stitches).
d Shows a preview of the selected stitch.
e Shows the current page number and the total number
of pages available in the category selected.
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LCD SCREEN
■ Key Functions
With your finger or the touch pen, press a key at the top of the display (
screen that is displayed.
1
2
) to change the
3
5
4
h
g
f
i
j
k
l
q
m
n
o
r
p
s
Operation panel
No.
20
Key
Name
Function
Page
1
Machine setting mode
key
Press this key to change the needle stop position, turn the buzzer on/off, adjust
the pattern or screen, and change other machine settings.
22
2
Machine operation
mode key
Press this key to see descriptions for upper threading, winding the bobbin,
changing the presser foot, and other operations for using the machine.
23
3
Presser foot / Needle
exchange key
Press this key when changing the needle or presser foot. Pressing this key locks
all keys and operation buttons so that parts can safely be changed. Press this key
again to unlock the keys and buttons.
When machine operations are displayed, the screen for the needle/presser foot
replacement mode is not displayed.
34, 35
4
Utility stitch key
Press this key to select a straight stitch, zigzag stitch, buttonhole, blind hem
stitch, or other stitch (utility stitch) commonly used in quilting or garment sewing.
52
5
Character/Decorative
Stitch key
Press this key to select character or decorative stitches.
102
LCD SCREEN
Screen
No.
f
Key
Name
Drop feed key
Function
Page
For free-motion sewing, press this key to lower the feed dogs (free-motion sewing
62, 95
mode). In addition, the key automatically appears as
and the feed dogs
are lowered when button sewing is selected.
Screen lock key
Press this key to lock the screen. When the screen is locked, the various settings,
such as the stitch width and stitch length, are locked and cannot be changed.
Press this key again to unlock the settings.
49
h
Sewing type selection
key
Press this key when you need help selecting the appropriate stitch for the sewing
application and when you need instructions on how to sew the selected stitch.
This key is very helpful for beginners.
54
i
Pattern explanation key Press this key to see how the selected stitch can be used.
24
j
Stitch selection display Press the key for the stitch that you want to sew. Press one of the
52
1
Getting Ready
g
keys to change the pattern selection screen.
k
Pivot key
Press this key to select the pivot setting. When the pivot setting is selected,
stopping the machine lowers the needle and slightly raises the presser foot
automatically. In addition, when sewing is restarted, the presser foot is
automatically lowered.
• If this key appears as
47
, it cannot be used.
l
Automatic
Press this key to select the automatic reinforcement stitching (reverse stitching)
reinforcement stitch key setting. If you select this setting before sewing, the machine will automatically
sew reinforcement stitches at the beginning and end of stitching (depending on
the selected stitch, reverse stitches may be sewn). Press this key again to cancel
the setting.
45
m
Automatic thread
cutting key
Press this key to select the automatic thread cutting setting.
If you select this setting before sewing, the machine will automatically sew
reinforcement stitches (or reverse stitches, depending on the selected stitch) and
trim the threads when the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button is pressed.
Press this key again to cancel the setting.
46
n
Mirror image key
Press this key to create a mirror image of the selected stitch.
53
• If this key appears as
, it cannot be used.
o
Needle mode selection Before sewing with the twin needle, press this key to select the setting for twin
key (single/twin)
needle sewing. Each time this key is pressed, the setting switches between that
for single needle sewing and twin needle sewing.
p
Reset key
Press this key to return the selected stitch saved settings to the original settings.
53
q
Manual memory key
Change the stitch settings (zigzag width and stitch length, thread tension,
automatic thread cutting or automatic reinforcement stitching, etc.), then save
them by pressing this key.
53
r
Stitch width and stitch
length keys
Shows the stitch width (zigzag width) and the stitch length settings of the
44
• If this key appears as
currently selected stitch. Press
32
, it cannot be used.
or
to adjust the stitch width and stitch
length settings.
• If
s
Thread tension keys
appears, the setting cannot be adjusted.
Shows the thread tension setting of the currently selected stitch. The thread
tension is usually set automatically. Press
or
45
to adjust the thread
tension setting.
21
LCD SCREEN
Using the Machine Setting Mode Key
Press
to change the needle stop position, turn the buzzer on/off, adjust the pattern or screen, and change
other basic machine settings. The settings specified here are the default settings.
Press
to display the previous or next page.
a Select whether the needle stops in the raised or
lowered position when the machine is stopped.
b Select whether to use the sewing speed controller or
to adjust the zigzag width (see page 61).
a
b
c
c Make adjustments to the character and decorative
stitches (see page 106).
d Select whether the screen containing quilting stitches
(
) or utility stitches (
) is the first screen that
is displayed.
d
e
e Select whether “1-01 Straight stitch (Left)” or “1-03
Straight stitch (Middle)” is the utility stitch that is
automatically selected when the machine is turned
on.
Cannot be selected if the quilting stitch category
(
) is selected for “INITIAL STITCH PAGE”.
a Change the height of the presser foot when sewing is
a
b
c
d
stopped when the pivot setting is selected (see page
47). Adjust the presser foot to one of the three heights
(3.2 mm, 5.0 mm and 7.5 mm).
b Change the height of the presser foot when the
machine is set to free-motion sewing mode (see page
62).
c Adjust the presser foot pressure between 1 (light) and
4 (firm).
* Set the pressure to 3 for normal sewing.
d When set to “ON”, the thickness of the fabric is
automatically detected by an internal sensor while
sewing, so the fabric can be fed smoothly (see pages
43, 48 and 62).
When “PRESSER FOOT PRESSURE” is set to “1”,
this function is not available even if it is set to “ON”.
a Adjust the brightness of the display.
* Press
to make the screen lighter.
* Press
to make the screen darker.
Adjust the brightness so that the contrast between
a
b
c
d
e
and
can be clearly seen.
b Turn on/off the buzzer.
c Turn on/off the needle area and work area lights.
d Select whether or not the opening screen appears
when the machine is turned on.
e Select one of the 3 display languages:
[English], [French], [Spanish]
Memo
The latest version of software is installed in your
machine. Check with your local authorized Baby Lock
or our web site (www.babylock.com) for notification of
available updates (see page 137).
22
LCD SCREEN
Using the Machine Operation Mode Key
Basic machine operations and other information based on the contents of this Operation Manual are stored in this
machine.
Press
to open the screen shown below. Six categories are displayed at the top of the screen. Press a key to
see more information about that category.
Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions
Sewing Basics
Presser foot lever
Upper threading
Sewing speed controller
Bobbin winding
Handwheel
Changing the needle
Flat bed attachment with
Changing the presser foot
accessory compartment
Troubleshooting
Getting Ready
■ Contents of Each Category
1
Setting the bobbin
Knee lifter
Foot controller
Main Buttons
“Thread Cutter” button
“Presser Foot Lifter” button
“Start/Stop” button
“Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”
button
Useful Functions
Pivoting
Maintenance
Cleaning the Race and Shuttle
Automatic drop feed
(Free-motion mode)
Automatic fabric sensor system
(Automatic Presser Foot Pressure)
“Needle Position” button
23
LCD SCREEN
Example:
a
Press
Press
b
Displaying information about upper
threading
Using the Pattern Explanation Key
.
.
→ A list of basic operations appears in the lower half of
the screen.
To learn more about the uses for a stitch, select the
stitch, and then press
selected stitch.
Example:
c
Press
to see a description of the
Displaying information on the use for
(upper threading).
.
a
Select
, and then press
.
→ The instructions for threading the machine appear.
d
Press
to view the next page.
→ Uses for
b
When you are finished with the instructions,
press
e
When you are finished with the instructions,
press
.
→ Press
or
to scroll through additional
information for that page.
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appear.
.
LOWER/UPPER THREADING
LOWER/UPPER THREADING
c
Winding the Bobbin
Set the supplemental spool pin in the “up”
position.
a
CAUTION
• The included bobbin was designed specifically for
this sewing machine. If bobbins from other models
are used, the machine will not operate correctly.
Use only the included bobbin or bobbins of the same
type (part code: X52800-150).
Actual size
11.5 mm
(approx.
7/16 inch)
a Supplemental spool pin
d
Place the spool of thread on the supplemental
spool pin so that the thread unwinds from the
front. Then, slide the spool cap as far as
possible onto the supplemental spool pin to
secure the thread spool.
a
This model
Other models
b
■ Using the Supplemental Spool Pin
c
While sewing, the bobbin can conveniently be
wound.
6 5
a
3, 4
a Supplemental spool pin
b Spool cap
c Thread spool
2
7, 8
l
1
a Supplemental spool pin
b
CAUTION
9,10
o
a
1
Getting Ready
This section describes how to wind thread onto a
bobbin. With this machine, you can use the
supplemental spool pin to wind the bobbin while
sewing using the main spool pin.
Turn on the machine, and then open the top
cover.
Align the groove in the bobbin with the spring
on the bobbin winder shaft, and then set the
bobbin on the shaft.
• If the thread spool and/or spool cap are set
incorrectly, the thread may tangle on the spool pin
and cause the needle to break.
• Use the spool cap (large, medium, or small) that is
closest in size to the thread spool. If a spool cap
smaller than the thread spool is used, the thread may
become caught in the slit on the end of the spool.
Note
When using cross-wound thread on a thin spool, use
the small spool cap, and leave a small gap between
the cap and the thread spool.
a
b
a
b
c
a Gap
b Cross-wound thread
c Spool cap (small)
a Groove in bobbin
b Spring on bobbin winder shaft
25
LOWER/UPPER THREADING
e
While holding the thread from the spool in
your right hand, hold the end of the thread
with your left hand, and then pass the thread
through the thread guide.
i
Slide the bobbin holder to the left until it
snaps into place.
* When the bobbin holder is set to the left, it works as a
switch to make the bobbin wind automatically.
a
a
a Bobbin holder (switch)
→ The bobbin stops spinning automatically when it is
full, and the bobbin holder returns to its original
position.
a Thread guide
f
Pass the thread under the pin on the bobbin
winding thread guide, and then pass it around
the pretension disk.
j
Cut the thread, and then remove the bobbin.
* Make sure that the thread passes under the pretension disk.
a
b
Note
When removing the bobbin, pull up only on the bobbin.
Do not pull on the bobbin winder seat, otherwise it may
become loose, resulting in damage to the machine.
a Pin
b Pretension disk
g
Wind the thread clockwise around the bobbin
four or five times.
CAUTION
2
• Setting the bobbin improperly may cause the thread
tension to loosen, breaking the needle and possibly
resulting in injury.
3
h
1
Pass the end of the thread through the guide
slit in the bobbin winder seat, and then pull
the thread to the right to cut it with the
cutter.
b
a
a Guide slit
b Bobbin winder seat
CAUTION
• Be sure to follow the process described. If the thread
is not cut with the cutter, and the bobbin is wound,
when the thread runs low, it may tangle around the
bobbin.
26
LOWER/UPPER THREADING
■ Winding the Bobbin Using the Spool Pin
The main spool pin cannot be used to wind the
bobbin while sewing. For details, see “Using the
Supplemental Spool Pin” on page 25.
2
8
Slide the spool cap as far as possible onto the
spool pin, and then return the spool pin to its
original position.
f
While holding the thread from the spool with
both hands, pull the thread through the lower
notch in the thread guide plate, then through
the upper notch.
7
3
6
5
9
4
b
1
Getting Ready
e
a
o
a Lower notch in the thread guide plate
b Upper notch in the thread guide plate
l
1
a
Turn on the machine.
b
Open the top cover.
c
Align the groove in the bobbin with the spring
on the bobbin winder shaft, and then slide the
bobbin onto the shaft.
g
Pass the thread through the thread guide.
a
a
b
a Thread guide
h
Pass the thread under the pin on the bobbin
winding thread guide, and then pass it around
the pretension disk.
* Make sure that the thread passes under the pretension disk.
a
a Groove in bobbin
b Spring on bobbin winder shaft
d
b
Pivot the spool pin so that it angles upward,
and then place the spool of thread on the
spool pin.
* Make sure that the thread unwinds from the front.
a Pin
b Pretension disk
c
i
Follow steps g through j on page 26.
a
b
a Spool cap
b Thread spool
c Spool pin
27
LOWER/UPPER THREADING
Setting the Bobbin
e
Lightly hold down the bobbin with your right
hand, and then, while slightly pulling the
thread with your left hand, guide it through
the groove.
f
After guiding the thread completely through
the groove, pull it toward you to cut it with
the cutter.
This section describes how to set a bobbin wound with
thread into the machine. You can begin sewing without
pulling up the bobbin thread. If you wish to pull up the
bobbin thread, for example, when sewing gathers,
follow the procedure described in the next section.
CAUTION
• Use a bobbin thread that has been correctly wound.
Otherwise, the needle may break or the thread
tension will be incorrect.
a
Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to raise
the presser foot.
b
Slide the bobbin cover latch to the right, and
then remove the bobbin cover.
a
b
a
a Cutter
g
Attach the bobbin cover by inserting the tab
in the lower-left corner of the bobbin cover,
then lightly press down on the right side of
the cover until it snaps into place.
a Bobbin cover
b Latch
c
a
Hold the bobbin with your right hand and hold
the end of the thread with your left hand.
a Tab
Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread
d
Insert the wound bobbin into the bobbin case
so that the thread unwinds in the direction of
the arrow.
There may be some sewing applications where you
may want to pull up the bobbin thread, for example,
when making gathers or with free-motion quilting.
Follow the procedure described below to pull up the
bobbin thread.
Memo
Thread the upper thread before pulling up the bobbin
thread. For details, see “Upper Threading” on page 29.
a
CAUTION
• Be sure to hold down the bobbin with your finger
and unwind the bobbin thread correctly. Otherwise,
the thread may break or the thread tension will be
incorrect.
28
Follow steps a through d from the previous
section to insert the bobbin into the bobbin
case.
LOWER/UPPER THREADING
b
Guide the bobbin thread through the groove,
following the arrow in the illustration.
Note
• Do not cut the thread with the cutter.
• Do not attach the bobbin cover.
Upper Threading
This section describes how to thread the machine and
the needle. The machine is marked with numbers that
indicate the threading order.
c
While lightly holding the upper thread, press
the “Needle Position” button twice to lower,
then raise the needle.
• Be sure to thread the machine properly. Improper
threading can cause the thread to tangle and break
the needle, leading to injury.
• When using accessories not included with this
machine, attach the accessory to the machine after
threading the machine.
Getting Ready
CAUTION
1
7
4, 5
8
6
12,13
d
Gently pull the upper thread to pull up the
bobbin thread.
11
10
9
14,15
3 2,16
1
a
Turn on the machine.
b
Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to raise
the presser foot.
→ The upper thread shutter opens so the machine can
be threaded.
a
→ A loop of the bobbin thread comes out from the hole
in the needle plate.
e
Pull out about 100 mm of the bobbin thread,
and then pass it under the presser foot toward
the rear of the machine, making it even with
the upper thread.
a Upper thread shutter
a
b
Memo
This machine is equipped with an upper thread
shutter, allowing you to check that the upper threading
is performed correctly.
a Upper thread
b Bobbin thread
f
Attach the bobbin cover.
29
LOWER/UPPER THREADING
c
Press the “Needle Position” button to raise
the needle.
g
While holding the thread from the spool in
your right hand, hold the end of the thread
with your left hand, and then guide the thread
through the groove, following the arrows in
the illustration.
h
Guide the thread down, up, then down
through the groove, as shown in the
illustration.
Note
If you try to thread the needle with the needle threader
lever without raising it, damage to the machine may
result.
d
Pivot the spool pin so that it angles upward,
and then place the spool of thread on the
spool pin.
a
* Make sure that the thread unwinds from the front.
c
a
b
a Upper thread shutter
a Spool cap
b Thread spool
c Spool pin
e
Memo
Look through the take-up lever check window to check
the position of the take-up lever. Before threading the
machine, make sure that the take-up lever is in the
raised position.
Slide the spool cap as far as possible onto the
spool pin, and then return the spool pin to its
original position.
a
CAUTION
b
• If the thread spool and/or spool cap are set
incorrectly, the thread may tangle on the spool pin
and cause the needle to break.
• Use the spool cap (large, medium, or small) that is
closest in size to the thread spool. If a spool cap
smaller than the thread spool is used, the thread may
become caught in the slit on the end of the spool and
cause the needle to break.
While holding the thread from the spool with
f
both hands, pull the thread through the lower
notch in the thread guide plate, then through
the upper notch.
a Upper thread shutter
b Thread take-up lever check window
i
Pass the thread through the needle bar thread
guide (marked “6”).
* Hold the thread with both hands and fully pass it through
the guide, as shown in the illustration.
b
a
a
a Lower notch in the thread guide plate
b Upper notch in the thread guide plate
30
a Needle bar thread guide
LOWER/UPPER THREADING
j
Pass the thread through the thread guide disks
(marked “7”).
* Make sure that the thread passes through the groove in the
thread guide.
* Make sure that the thread securely enters the thread guide
disks, otherwise the needle may not be threaded.
m
n
Release the needle threader lever.
→ The thread passes through the eye of the needle.
Carefully pull the end of thread that was
passed through the eye of the needle.
Do not pull the thread strongly. Otherwise, the needle
may bend or break.
a
* If a loop was formed in the thread passed through the eye
of the needle, carefully pull on the loop of thread through
to the back of the needle.
a Groove in thread guide
k
Pull the thread up through the thread cutter
to cut the thread, as shown in the illustration.
Getting Ready
Note
1
a
o
a Thread cutter
Note
Pull out about 100 mm (approx. 3-4 inches) of
the thread, and then pass it under the presser
foot toward the rear of the machine.
When using thread that quickly winds off the spool,
such as metallic thread, it may be difficult to thread the
needle if the thread is cut.
Therefore, instead of using the thread cutter, pull out
about 80 mm (approx. 3 inches) of thread after
passing it through the thread guide disks (marked “7”).
a
a 100 mm
a
p
a 80 mm or more
l
Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to lower
the presser foot before starting to sew.
Memo
Lower the needle threader lever slowly until it
clicks.
* The hook is rotated and passes through the eye of the
needle.
Note
• If the needle threader lever is lowered quickly, the
needle may not be threaded.
• Make sure that no objects, such as the fabric, are
touching the hook.
b
This completes the upper threading procedure.
Note
• The needle threader can be used with home sewing
machine needles 75/11 through 100/16. For details
on appropriate needle and thread combinations, see
“Fabric/Thread/Needle Combinations” on page 37.
• If automatic needle threading could not be
completed correctly, repeat the procedure, starting
with the needle bar thread guide (marked “6”).
• Some needles cannot be threaded with the needle
threader. In this case, instead of using the needle
threader after passing the thread through the needle
bar thread guide (marked “6”), manually pass the
thread through the eye of the needle from the front.
a
a Hook
b Needle thread lever
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LOWER/UPPER THREADING
Using the Twin Needle
c
Using the twin needle, you can sew two parallel lines of
the same stitch. Although the same bobbin thread is
used, interesting patterns can be sewn by threading
each needle with a different color of thread. Both upper
threads should have the same thickness and quality.
The twin needle can only be used with patterns where
Pass the thread through the needle bar thread
guide, and then manually thread the needle
on the left side.
* Do not use needle threader when threading a twin needle.
appears when they are selected. Check the
a
“STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual
for patterns that can be used with the twin needle.
CAUTION
• Use only twin needles made for this machine (part
code X59296-151). Other needles could break,
resulting in damage.
• Be sure to set the twin needle mode when using the
twin needle. Using the twin needle while the
machine is in single needle mode could cause the
needle to break, resulting in damage.
• Do not sew with bent needles. The needle could
break and cause injury.
• When using the twin needle, be sure to use presser
foot “J”. In case bunched stitches may occur, use the
presser foot “N”.
a
Press
a Needle bar thread guide
d
Set the supplemental spool pin in the “up”
position.
a
a Supplemental spool pin
e
, and then install the twin
needle (see “CHANGING THE NEEDLE” on
page 35).
Place the additional spool of thread on the
supplemental spool pin so that the thread
unwinds from the front. Then, slide the spool
cap as far as possible onto the supplemental
spool pin to secure the thread spool.
b
a
c
b
Thread the machine for the first needle
according to the procedure for threading a
single needle (see “Upper Threading” on page
29).
a Spool cap
b Supplemental spool pin
c Thread spool
f
While holding the thread from the spool in
your right hand, hold the end of the thread
with your left hand, and then pass the thread
through the thread guide.
* Do not pass the thread through the bobbin winding thread
guide.
a
b
a Bobbin winding thread guide
b Thread guide
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LOWER/UPPER THREADING
g
While holding the thread from the spool with
both hands, pull the thread through the lower
notch in the thread guide plate, then through
the upper notch. Hold the end of the thread
with your left hand, and then guide the thread
through the groove, following the arrows in
the illustration.
k
Press
to select the setting for twin
needle sewing.
* The stitch width becomes narrower than with single needle
sewing.
a
1
Getting Ready
a
a Single needle/twin needle setting
→
appears.
a Shutter
h
Without passing the thread through the
needle bar thread guide, manually thread the
needle on the right side.
CAUTION
• Be sure to set the twin needle mode when using the
twin needle. Using the twin needle while the
machine is in single needle mode could cause the
needle to break, resulting in damage.
l
Press the “Start/Stop” button after lowering
the presser foot lever.
a
Memo
To change the sewing direction with the twin needle,
raise the needle from the fabric, raise the presser foot
lever, and then turn the fabric.
a Needle bar thread guide
Note
The needle threader cannot be used. Manually pass the
thread through the eye of the needle from the front. If the
needle threader is used, damage to the machine may
result.
i
Press
, or press
in the
screen.
j
Select a stitch.
Note
If
appears as
after a stitch is selected,
the twin needle cannot be used with the selected
stitch.
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CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT
CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT
CAUTION
• Always press
in the operation panel before changing the presser foot. If
is not pressed and the
“Start/Stop” button or another button is pressed, the machine will start and may cause injury.
• Always use the correct presser foot for the selected stitch. If the wrong presser foot is used, the needle may strike the
presser foot and bend or break, and may cause injury.
• Only use presser feet made for this machine. Using other presser feet may lead to accident or injury.
Removing the Presser Foot
a
b
c
Raise the presser foot lever.
d
Press the black button on the presser foot
holder to remove the presser foot.
Press the “Needle Position” button to raise
the needle.
Press
a
.
b
a Black button
b Presser foot holder
Attaching the Presser Foot
a
Place the presser foot under the holder,
aligning the pin on the foot with the notch in
the holder, and then lower the presser foot
lever so that the presser foot pin snaps into
the notch in the holder.
→ The screen changes, and all keys and operation
buttons are locked.
a
b
a Notch
b Pin
b
Press
screen.
, or press
in the
→ All keys and operation buttons are unlocked, and
the previous screen is displayed.
c
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Raise the presser foot lever.
CHANGING THE NEEDLE
CHANGING THE NEEDLE
CAUTION
in the operation panel before changing the needle. If
is not pressed and the “Start/
Stop” button or another operation button is pressed accidentally, the machine will start and injury may result.
• Use only sewing machine needles made for home use. Other needles may bend or break and may cause injury.
• Never sew with a bent needle. A bent needle will easily break and may cause injury.
■ Checking the Needle
Place the flat side of the needle on a flat surface
(such as the needle plate or a piece of glass) and
check that the gap between the needle and the flat
surface is even.
b
Press
.
Getting Ready
• Always press
1
Note
Never use bent or blunt needles.
a
b
a Even gap
b Flat surface (bobbin cover, glass, etc.)
a
Press the “Needle Position” button to raise
the needle.
→ The screen changes, and all keys and operation
buttons are locked.
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CHANGING THE NEEDLE
c
Use the included screwdriver to turn the
needle clamp screw toward the front of the
machine to loosen it, and then remove the
needle.
Note
Do not apply extreme force when loosening or
tightening the needle clamp screw, otherwise damage
to the machine may result.
d
With the flat side of the needle facing the
back, insert the new needle until it touches
the needle stopper. Use the screwdriver to
securely tighten the needle clamp screw.
a
b
c
a Needle stopper
b Hole for setting the needle
c Flat side of needle
CAUTION
• Be sure to push in the needle until it touches the
stopper, and securely tighten the needle clamp
screw with a screwdriver. If the needle is not
completely inserted or the needle clamp screw is
loose, the needle may break or the machine may be
damaged.
e
Press
, or press
in the
screen.
→ All keys and operation buttons are unlocked, and
the previous screen is displayed.
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CHANGING THE NEEDLE
■ About the Needle
■ Fabric/Thread/Needle Combinations
The following table provides information concerning the appropriate thread and needle for various fabrics.
Please refer to this table when selecting a thread and needle for the fabric you wish to use.
Thread
Fabric
Medium weight fabric
Type
Broadcloth
Cotton
60 - 80
Taffeta
Synthetic mercerized
60 - 80
Flannel, Gabardine Silk or silk finished
Lightweight fabric
Heavyweight fabric
Stretch fabric
Size
Cotton
60 - 80
Georgette
Synthetic mercerized
60 - 80
Challis, Satin
Silk
Cotton
75/11 - 90/14
65/9 - 75/11
50
30 - 50
90/14 - 100/16
Corduroy
Synthetic mercerized
50
Tweed
Silk
50
Jersey
Thread for knits
50 - 60
Ball point needle
(gold colored)
75/11 - 90/14
Cotton thread
50 - 80
65/9 - 90/14
Tricot
Easily frayed fabrics
Size of needle
50
Lawn, Batiste
Denim
1
Getting Ready
The sewing machine needle is probably the most important part of the sewing machine. Choosing the proper
needle for your sewing project will result in a beautiful finish and fewer problems. Below are some things to keep
in mind about needles.
• The smaller the needle number, the finer the needle. As the numbers increase, the needles get thicker.
• Use fine needles with lightweight fabrics, and thicker needles with heavyweight fabrics.
• To avoid skipped stitches, use ball point needle (gold colored) 90/14 with stretch fabrics.
• To avoid skipped stitches, use ball point needle (gold colored) 90/14 when sewing character or decorative
stitches.
• Use a 90/14 to 100/16 needle with transparent nylon threads, regardless of the fabric being sewn.
• A home sewing machine needle 75/11 is inserted in the sewing machine.
Synthetic thread
Silk thread
For top stitching
50
Synthetic mercerized
30
Silk
30
90/14 - 100/16
Memo
For transparent nylon thread, always use needle 90/14 - 100/16.
The same thread is usually used for the bobbin thread and upper threading.
CAUTION
• Be sure to follow the needle, thread, and fabric combinations listed in the table. Using an improper combination,
especially a heavyweight fabric (i.e., denim) with a small needle (i.e., 65/9 - 75/11), may cause the needle to bend or
break, and lead to injury. Also, the seam may be uneven, the fabric may pucker, or the machine may skip stitches.
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SEWING LARGE PIECES OF FABRIC
SEWING LARGE PIECES OF FABRIC
The extension table makes sewing large pieces of fabric
easier.
d
Rotate the rubber foot attached to the bottom
of each leg to adjust the height.
Make sure that the extension table is either at the same
level or slightly lower than the surface of the needle
plate.
CAUTION
• Do not move the sewing machine while the
extension table is attached, otherwise damage or
injuries may occur.
• Do not use the extension table for other purposes
such as an ironing board. This can cause damage
and injury.
e
When you are finished using the extension
table, remove it.
While slightly lifting up the extension table to release
the mounting hook, pull the table off to the left.
Open up the legs at the bottom of the
a
extension table.
Pull out the four legs until they snap into place.
b
Turn off the power and pull the flat bed
attachment off to the left.
Memo
The knee lifter can be snapped into the bottom of the
extension table for storage.
→ With the flat bed attachment removed, free-arm
sewing is possible.
c
Install the extension table.
Keeping the extension table level, slowly slide it into
place until the mounting hook clicks into position.
f
Install the flat bed attachment back in its
original position.
CAUTION
a
• Do not install or remove the extension table with
force, otherwise the mounting hook may be
damaged.
a
a Mounting hook
a Mounting hook
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2
Chapter
2
Sewing Basics
SEWING ..............................................................................................40
Sewing a Stitch........................................................................................................40
■ Using the Foot Controller................................................................................................41
■ Using the Knee Lifter.......................................................................................................42
Sewing Reinforcement Stitches ...............................................................................42
Sewing Curves .........................................................................................................42
Changing Sewing Direction .....................................................................................43
■ Sewing a Seam Allowance of 0.5 cm or Less ...................................................................43
Sewing Heavyweight Fabric ....................................................................................43
■ If the Fabric Does Not Fit under the Presser Foot ...........................................................43
■ If the Fabric Does Not Feed ............................................................................................43
Sewing Lightweight Fabric ......................................................................................43
ADJUSTING STITCH SETTINGS ..........................................................44
Adjusting the Stitch Width ......................................................................................44
Adjusting the Stitch Length .....................................................................................44
Adjusting the Thread Tension..................................................................................45
■ Correct Thread Tension...................................................................................................45
■ Upper Thread Is Too Tight ..............................................................................................45
■ Upper Thread Is Too Loose .............................................................................................45
USEFUL FUNCTIONS ..........................................................................45
Automatic Reinforcement Stitching ........................................................................45
Automatic Thread Cutting .......................................................................................46
Pivoting ...................................................................................................................47
Automatic Fabric Sensor System (Automatic Presser Foot Pressure) ....................... 48
Locking the Screen ..................................................................................................49
SEWING
SEWING
CAUTION
• To avoid injury, pay special attention to the needle while the machine is in operation. Keep your hands away from
moving parts while the machine is in operation.
• Do not stretch or pull the fabric during sewing. Doing so may lead to injury.
• Do not use bent or broken needles. Doing so may lead to injury.
• Take care that the needle does not strike basting pins or other objects during sewing. Otherwise, the needle may break
and cause injury.
• If stitches become bunched, lengthen the stitch length setting before continuing sewing. Otherwise, the needle may
break and cause injury.
Sewing a Stitch
a
Turn on the machine, and then press the
“Needle Position” button to raise the needle.
b
Select a stitch.
d
Place the fabric under the presser foot, hold
the fabric and thread ends with your left
hand, and then turn the handwheel to lower
the needle into the fabric at the starting point
of the stitching.
* The black button on the left side of presser foot “J” should
be pressed only if the fabric does not feed or when sewing
thick seams (see page 43). Normally, you can sew without
pressing the black button.
e
Lower the presser foot lever.
Memo
You can start sewing without pulling up the bobbin
thread.
→ The symbol for the correct presser foot appears in
the upper-left corner of the LCD.
c
f
Install the presser foot (see “CHANGING THE
PRESSER FOOT” on page 34).
Slide the sewing speed controller to adjust the
sewing speed.
Memo
The sewing speed can also be adjusted during sewing.
CAUTION
a
• Always use the correct presser foot. If the wrong
presser foot is used, the needle may strike the presser
foot and bend or break, possibly resulting in injury.
b
a Slow
b Fast
g
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Lightly place your hands on the fabric to
guide it, and then press the “Start/Stop”
button to start sewing.
SEWING
h
To stop sewing, press the “Start/Stop” button
again.
■ Using the Foot Controller
You can also use the foot controller to start and stop
sewing.
CAUTION
• Do not allow fabric pieces and dust to collect in the
foot controller. Doing so could cause a fire or an
electric shock.
i
Press the “Thread Cutter” button to trim the
threads.
Insert the foot controller plug into its jack on
the machine.
Sewing Basics
When the foot controller is being used, the “Start/Stop”
button has no effect on sewing.
a
b
→ The needle automatically stops in the raised
position, and the feed dogs are lowered.
a
CAUTION
• Do not press the “Thread Cutter” button after the
threads have been cut. Doing so could tangle the
thread or break the needle and damage the machine.
• Do not press the “Thread Cutter” button when there
is no fabric set in the machine or during machine
operation. The thread may tangle, possibly resulting
in damage.
2
Memo
a Foot controller
b Foot controller jack
b
Slowly press the foot controller to start
sewing.
Note
When cutting thread thicker than #30, nylon thread or
other decorative threads, use the thread cutter on the
side of the machine.
Memo
The speed set using the sewing speed controller is the
foot controller’s maximum sewing speed.
c
Release the foot controller to stop the
machine.
Memo
j
Raise the presser foot and remove the fabric.
(For U.S.A. only)
Foot controller: Model T
This foot controller can be used with model BLSR.
Memo
When the “Thread Cutter” button is pressed, the feed
dogs are automatically lowered so the fabric can easily
be removed, and then they are raised when sewing is
started.
Note
This machine is equipped with a bobbin thread sensor
that warns you when the bobbin thread is almost
empty. When the bobbin thread is nearly empty, the
machine stops automatically and a message appears
in the screen. When this message appears, change
the bobbin with one full of thread. However, if the
“Start/Stop” button is pressed, a few stitches can be
sewn.
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SEWING
■ Using the Knee Lifter
Using the knee lifter, you can raise and lower the
presser foot with your knee, leaving both hands free
to handle the fabric.
a
Align the tabs on the knee lifter with the
notches in the jack, and then insert the knee
lifter as far as possible.
Sewing Reinforcement Stitches
Generally stitching must be secured at the beginning
and end with reverse/reinforcement stitches. Press the
“Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew reverse/
reinforcement stitches.
Depending on the selected stitch, reverse or
reinforcement stitches are sewn while the “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button is kept pressed. With
reinforcement stitches, 3 to 5 stitches are sewn at the
same place. With reverse stitches, the stitching is sewn
at a low speed in the opposite direction.
In addition, this machine can be set to sew
reinforcement stitches (or reverse stitches)
automatically. For details, see “Automatic
Reinforcement Stitching” on page 45.
Note
If the knee lifter is not pushed into the mounting slot as
far as possible, it may come out during use.
b
Use your knee to move the knee lifter to the
right in order to raise the presser foot. Release
the knee lifter to lower the presser foot.
Sewing Curves
Sew slowly while keeping the seam parallel with the
fabric edge as you guide the fabric around the curve.
Note
When the presser foot is in raised position, move the
knee lifter further to the right for the presser foot to
lower.
CAUTION
• Be sure to keep your knee away from the knee lifter
during sewing. If the knee lifter is pushed during
machine operation, the needle may break or the
thread tension may loosen.
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SEWING
Changing Sewing Direction
Stop the machine with the needle in the fabric at the
point where you want to change the sewing direction,
and then raise the presser foot lever. Using the needle
as a pivot, turn the fabric, lower the presser foot lever,
and then continue sewing.
a
Raise the presser foot lever.
b
While keeping the black button on the left
side of presser foot “J” pressed in, lower the
presser foot lever.
2
The pivot setting is useful when changing the sewing
direction. When the machine is stopped at the corner of
the fabric, the machine stops with the needle in the
fabric and the presser foot is automatically raised so the
fabric can easily be rotated (see “Pivoting” on page 47).
CAUTION
■ Sewing a Seam Allowance of 0.5 cm or Less
Baste the corner before sewing, and then, after
changing the sewing direction at the corner, pull the
basting thread toward the back while sewing.
a
a 0.5 cm
Sewing Heavyweight Fabric
Sewing Basics
* The presser foot remains level, enabling the fabric to be
fed. Once the trouble spot has been sewn, the presser foot
will return to its normal operation.
• Do not forcefully push fabrics more than
6 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) thick through the sewing
machine. This may cause the needle to break and
cause injury.
Memo
When “AUTOMATIC FABRIC SENSOR SYSTEM”
(Automatic Presser Foot Pressure) in the machine
settings screen is set to “ON”, the thickness of the
fabric is automatically detected by the internal sensor
so the fabric can be fed smoothly for best sewing
results. (See page 48 for details.)
■ If the Fabric Does Not Fit under the Presser
Foot
The presser foot lever can be raised to two different
positions. If the fabric is too thick to fit under the
presser foot, raise the presser foot lever to its highest
position so that the fabric can be placed under the
presser foot.
Sewing Lightweight Fabric
Iron the fabric with starch or place thin paper or tear
away stabilizer under thin fabrics to make sewing
easier. Gently tear off the paper or the stabilizer after
sewing.
■ If the Fabric Does Not Feed
If the fabric does not feed when starting to sew or
when sewing thick seams, press the black button on
the left side of presser foot “J”.
a
a Thin paper
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ADJUSTING STITCH SETTINGS
ADJUSTING STITCH SETTINGS
When a stitch is selected, the most appropriate stitch width, stitch length, and upper thread tension are
automatically set. However, if needed, you can change any of the settings as described in this section.
Note
• Settings for some stitches cannot be changed (See “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual).
• If a stitch setting is changed, but not saved, the stitch setting returns to its default when the machine is turned off or a
different stitch is selected.
Adjusting the Stitch Width
The stitch width (zigzag width) can be adjusted to make
the stitch wider or narrower.
Memo
Adjusting the Stitch Length
The stitch length can be adjusted to make the stitch
longer or shorter.
Each press of
makes the stitch shorter.
Each press of
makes the stitch longer.
If the foot controller is connected, the sewing speed
controller can be used to adjust the zigzag width (see
page 61).
Each press of
Each press of
makes the zigzag stitch narrower.
makes the zigzag stitch wider.
Press
to return the setting to its default.
CAUTION
Press
44
to return the setting to its default.
• If the stitches get bunched together, lengthen the
stitch length and continue sewing. Do not continue
sewing without lengthening the stitch length.
Otherwise, the needle may break and cause injury.
USEFUL FUNCTIONS
Adjusting the Thread Tension
The default thread tension, which is automatically set,
can normally be used regardless of the type of thread or
fabric being sewn. However, with some fabric and
thread combinations, the thread tension may need to be
adjusted.
■ Upper Thread Is Too Tight
If the bobbin thread can be seen on the surface of
the fabric, press
. Each press of the key reduces
the setting and decreases the upper thread tension.
a
d
b
c
a Surface of fabric
■ Correct Thread Tension
The upper thread and the bobbin thread should
cross near the center of the fabric. If the thread
tension is incorrectly set, the seam may have a poor
finish or the fabric may pucker.
■ Upper Thread Is Too Loose
If the upper thread can be seen on the wrong side of
the fabric, press
. Each press of the key increases
the setting and tightens the upper thread tension.
a
2
Sewing Basics
b Upper thread
c Bobbin thread
d Locks appear on the surface of the fabric.
a
b
b
c
c
d
a Wrong side of fabric
b Surface of fabric
c Upper thread
d Bobbin thread
d
a Wrong side of fabric
b Locks appear on the wrong side of the fabric.
c Upper thread
d Bobbin thread
Press
to return the setting to its default.
USEFUL FUNCTIONS
Automatic Reinforcement Stitching
After selecting a stitch, turn on the automatic
reinforcement stitching setting before sewing, and the
machine will automatically sew reinforcement stitches
(or reverse stitches, depending on the stitch) at the
beginning and end of sewing.
a
Select a stitch.
b
Press
to select the automatic
reinforcement/reverse stitching setting.
Memo
The automatic reinforcement/reverse stitching setting
is already selected with some stitches, such as
buttonholes and bar tacks.
→ The key appears as
.
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USEFUL FUNCTIONS
c
Place the fabric under the presser foot with the
needle at the starting point of the stitching, and
then press the “Start/Stop” button. The
machine will automatically sew reverse stitches
(or reinforcement stitches), and then begin
sewing.
b
Press
to select the automatic thread
cutting setting.
a
a Reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches)
Memo
If you press the “Start/Stop” button to pause sewing,
then press it again to continue, reverse stitches (or
reinforcement stitches) will not be sewn.
d
If the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button
is pressed, the machine automatically sews
reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches),
then stops.
→ The key appears as
c
.
Place the fabric under the presser foot with the
needle at the starting point of the stitching, and
then press the “Start/Stop” button. The
machine will automatically sew reverse stitches
(or reinforcement stitches), and then begin
sewing.
a
a
a Reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches)
Memo
Memo
To cancel the automatic reverse/reinforcement
If you press the “Start/Stop” button to pause sewing,
then press it again to continue, reverse stitches (or
reinforcement stitches) will not be sewn.
stitching setting, press
as
again so that it appears
.
Automatic Thread Cutting
If the automatic thread cutting setting is selected before
sewing, the machine will automatically sew
reinforcement stitches (or reverse stitches, depending
on the selected stitch) and cut the thread when the
“Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button is pressed at the
end of stitching. This is useful when sewing buttonholes
and bar tacks.
Memo
The automatic thread cutting setting can be selected
when the automatic reinforcement/reverse stitching
setting is selected.
a
46
a Reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches)
Select a stitch.
USEFUL FUNCTIONS
d
If the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button
is pressed, the machine automatically sews
reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches),
cuts the thread, then stops.
Pivoting
If the pivot setting is selected, the machine stops with
the needle lowered (in the fabric) and the presser foot is
automatically raised to an appropriate height when the
“Start/Stop” button is pressed. When the “Start/Stop”
button is pressed again, the presser foot is automatically
lowered and sewing continues. This function is useful
for stopping the machine to rotate the fabric.
a
Memo
• The feed dogs are raised when sewing is started.
• To cancel the automatic thread cutting setting, press
again so that it appears as
• When the pivot setting is selected, the machine
starts when the “Start/Stop” button is pressed or
the foot controller is pressed down even if the
presser foot has been raised. Be sure to keep your
hands and other items away from the needle,
otherwise injuries may occur.
Sewing Basics
→ The feed dogs are automatically lowered.
2
CAUTION
a Reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches)
.
Memo
When the pivot setting is selected, the height of the
presser foot when sewing is stopped can be changed
according to the type of fabric being sewn. Press
, and then display “PIVOTING HEIGHT” on P. 2
of the machine settings screen. Press
or
to
select one of the three heights (3.2 mm, 5.0 mm or 7.5
mm). To raise the presser foot further, increase the
setting. (Normally, 3.2 mm is set.)
Note
• If “NEEDLE POSITION” in the machine settings
screen (P. 1) is set to the raised position, the pivot
function cannot be used. In that case, the key
appears as a dotted line and is not available.
• When the setting is selected, the pivot function can
only be used with stitches where presser foot J, N, C
or O is indicated in the upper-left corner of the
screen. If any other stitch is selected, the key
appears as a dotted line and is not available.
• Since the presser foot is fully raised when the
automatic thread cutting key is pressed, press the
“Presser Foot Lifter” button to lower the presser foot,
and then press the “Start/Stop” button to continue
sewing.
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USEFUL FUNCTIONS
a
Select a stitch.
b
Press
e
to select the pivot setting.
Rotate the fabric, and then press the “Start/
Stop” button.
→ The presser foot is automatically lowered, and
sewing continues.
Automatic Fabric Sensor System
(Automatic Presser Foot Pressure)
→ The key appears as
.
Place the fabric under the presser foot with
c
the needle at the starting point of the
stitching, and then press the “Start/Stop”
button. The machine will begin sewing.
The thickness of the fabric is automatically detected
and the presser foot pressure is automatically adjusted
with an internal sensor while sewing, so the fabric can
be fed smoothly. The fabric sensor works continuously
while sewing. This function is useful for sewing over
thick seams (see page 43), or quilting (see page 59).
a
Memo
If you press the “Start/Stop” button to pause sewing,
then press it again to continue, reverse stitches (or
reinforcement stitches) will not be sewn.
d
Press the “Start/Stop” button to stop the
machine at the point where the sewing
direction changes.
→ The machine stops with the needle in the fabric, and
the presser foot is raised.
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a
Press
.
→ The machine settings screen appears.
USEFUL FUNCTIONS
b
Press
to display P. 2, and then set the
“AUTOMATIC FABRIC SENSOR SYSTEM”
(Automatic Presser Foot Pressure) to “ON”.
Locking the Screen
If the screen is locked before starting to sew, the various
settings, such as the stitch width and stitch length, are
locked and cannot be changed. This prevents screen
settings from accidentally being changed or the
machine from being stopped while large pieces of
fabric or other projects are being sewn. The screen can
be locked while sewing utility stitches and character/
decorative stitches.
2
Select a stitch.
b
If necessary, adjust any settings, such as the
stitch width and stitch length.
c
Press
.
→ The key appears as
c
Press
to return to the original screen.
Sewing Basics
a
.
d
Sewing begins.
e
When you are finished sewing, press
unlock the screen.
to
Note
• When the screen is locked (
than
and the
), no key other
keys can be
operated. To select a different stitch or change the
settings, press
so that it appears as
to
unlock the screen.
• When the screen is locked, pressing any of the
keys unlocks the screen.
• The screen is unlocked when the machine is turned
off.
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USEFUL FUNCTIONS
50
a
Chapter
3
Utility Stitches
SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH ...........52
■ If the Needle Catches Too Much of the Fold ........81
Appliqués..........................................................81
■ Stitch Selection Screens ....................................... 52
■ Sewing Sharp Curves ............................................82
Selecting a Stitch .............................................. 53
Shell Tuck Stitching ..........................................82
Scalloping .........................................................82
Top Stitching.....................................................83
■ Using the Mirror Image Key ................................. 53
Saving Stitch Settings........................................ 53
Using the Sewing Type Selection Key........................ 54
SEWING THE STITCHES ......................56
Quilting ............................................................ 56
■ Piecing ................................................................. 58
■ Piecing Using the 1/4" Quilting Foot
with Guide ........................................................... 58
■ Quilting with walking foot ................................... 59
■ Using the Quilting Guide ..................................... 60
■ Appliqués ............................................................. 60
■ Quilting with Satin Stitches.................................. 61
■ Free-motion Quilting............................................ 62
■ Free-motion Quilting Using
Free-motion Quilting Foot “C”............................. 62
■ Free-motion Quilting Using
Free-motion Open Toe Quilting Foot “O” ........... 63
■ Echo Quilting ....................................................... 64
Straight Stitches................................................ 66
■ Changing the Needle Position
(Left or Middle Needle Position Stitches Only) .... 68
■ Needle Plate and Needle Plate Cover Marks ........ 68
■ Basting ................................................................. 68
■ Using the Straight Stitch Needle Plate and
the Straight Stitch Foot........................................ 69
Darts Seams...................................................... 70
Gathering ......................................................... 71
Flat Fell Seams.................................................. 71
Pintucks............................................................ 72
Zigzag Stitches ................................................. 73
■
■
■
■
■
Overcasting.......................................................... 73
Appliqués ............................................................. 73
Patchwork (Crazy Quilts)..................................... 74
Sewing Curves...................................................... 74
Using the Cord Guide Bobbin Cover.................... 74
Elastic Zigzag Stitches ...................................... 75
■ Tape/Elastic Attaching.......................................... 75
■ Overcasting.......................................................... 75
Overcasting ...................................................... 76
■
■
■
■
Overcasting Using Presser Foot “G” .................... 76
Overcasting Using Presser Foot “J”...................... 77
Overcasting Using the Optional Side Cutter ........ 78
When Sewing Straight Stitches While
Using the Optional Side Cutter ............................ 79
Blind Hem Stitches ........................................... 80
■ If the Needle Does Not Catch the Fold ................ 81
Smocking ..........................................................83
Fagoting ............................................................84
Tape or Elastic Attaching ..................................85
Heirloom Stitching............................................86
■ Hemstitching (1) (Daisy Stitch) ............................86
■ Hemstitching (2) (Drawn Work (1)) .....................86
■ Hemstitching (3) (Drawn Work (2)) .....................87
Buttonhole Stitches...........................................88
■ Sewing Stretch Fabrics .........................................91
■ Buttons That Do Not Fit into the Button Holder
Plate .....................................................................91
■ Darning ................................................................92
Bar Tacks ..........................................................93
■ Bar Tacks on Thick Fabrics ...................................94
Button Sewing...................................................95
■ Attaching a 4-Hole Button....................................96
■ Attaching a Button with a Shank ..........................96
Eyelets...............................................................96
Multi-Directional Sewing
(Straight Stitch and Zigzag Stitch) ............................. 97
Zipper Insertion ................................................98
■ Centered Zipper ...................................................98
■ Side Zipper ...........................................................99
SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH
SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH
■ Stitch Selection Screens
Press
to display the previous or next page.
Quilting Stitches
Straight/Overcasting/Quilting Stitches
Decorative Stitches/Heirloom Stitches
Buttonholes/Bar tacks
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Multi-Directional Sewing
SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH
Selecting a Stitch
a
Saving Stitch Settings
Turn on the machine, and then lightly press
the display.
→ Depending on the setting, either “Q-01 Piecing
stitch (Middle)”, “1-01 Straight stitch (Left)” or “1-03
Straight stitch (Middle)” is automatically selected.
This machine is preset with the default settings for the
stitch width (zigzag width), stitch length, thread tension,
automatic thread cutting, automatic reverse/
reinforcement stitching, etc. However, if you wish to
save specific settings for a stitch so that they can be
used later, press
after changing the settings to
save the new settings with the selected stitch.
b
Press
to display a screen
of the stitches in the selected category, and
then select a stitch.
Example:
a
Using a stitch length of 2.0 mm for the
straight stitch
Press
, and then select a straight stitch.
3
Memo
The default stitch length is 2.5 mm.
Set the stitch length to 2.0 mm.
c
Press
Utility Stitches
b
→ An image of the selected stitch is displayed below
the symbol of the appropriate presser foot.
Memo
For details on the stitches, refer to “STITCH SETTING
CHART” at the end of this manual.
■ Using the Mirror Image Key
Press
so that it appears as
. A mirror
image of the selected stitch is created.
.
* To reset the selected stitch to its default settings,
press
, and then press
.
Note
If
appears as
after a stitch (buttonholes,
multi-directional sewing patterns, etc.) is selected, a
mirror image of the selected stitch cannot be created.
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SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH
Using the Sewing Type Selection Key
Memo
• The next time that the same straight stitch is
selected, the stitch length is set to 2.0 mm.
• All stitch settings (stitch width, stitch length, thread
tension, automatic thread cutting, automatic
reverse/reinforcement stitching, mirror image, and
twin needle settings) are saved, not just the setting
that was changed. When the same stitch is selected,
the last settings saved are displayed even if the
machine was turned off. If the settings are changed
again and
is pressed, or if
is pressed
to reset the setting to its default, the new settings
are not saved unless
is pressed another time.
By pressing
, a stitch can also be selected
according to its desired use. When you are not sure
which stitch to select for your application or when you
need information on how certain stitches are used,
press
, select the appropriate stitch for your
project, and then follow the instructions to sew the
selected stitch.
We recommend that beginners use this method to
select stitches.
Memo
P. 1 appears if
is pressed while a quilting stitch
selection screen is displayed, and P. 2 appears if
is pressed while any utility stitch selection
screen is displayed.
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SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH
Example:
a
Press
Displaying information about piecing.
c
Select a stitch.
* Press
.
to return to the previous screen.
3
b
Press
.
d
Utility Stitches
→ Directions for sewing the selected stitch are
displayed.
→ The sewing type selection screen is displayed.
Follow the directions to sew the stitch.
* Press
or
to scroll the page.
* Press
to display the next page.
* Press
to return to the previous screen.
→ The stitch selection screen for piecing is displayed.
e
When you have finished sewing, press
.
Memo
The feed dogs are automatically raised or lowered
depending on the stitch selected from the sewing type
selection screen. For example, when a stitch from the
following sewing types is selected, the feed dogs are
automatically lowered: FREE-MOTION QUILTING,
QUILTING, ECHO QUILTING, and BUTTON
SEWING.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
SEWING THE STITCHES
Quilting
You can make beautiful quilts quickly and easily with this machine. When making a quilt, you will find it
convenient to use the knee lifter and foot controller to free your hands for other tasks (see “Using the Foot
Controller” on page 41 and/or see “Using the Knee Lifter” on page 42).
The 30 quilting stitches Q-01 through Q-30 and the utility stitches with “P” or “Q” indicated on their key are useful
for quilting.
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Piecing stitch (Middle)
Piecing stitch (Right)
Piecing stitch (Left)
Auto
Manual
—
—
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
Piecework/patchwork
6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) right
seam allowance
5.5
(7/32)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
Piecework/patchwork
6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) left
seam allowance
1.5
(1/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
20.0
(3/4)
5.0 - 30.0
(3/16 - 1-3/16)
NO
1.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/16 - 1/8)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.6
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
1.6
0.3 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
1.6
0.3 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Overcasting (medium,
5.0
heavyweight and stretch fabrics),
(3/16)
tape and elastic
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
2.0
0.5 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
2.0
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.6 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
7.0
(1/4)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Piecework/patchwork
Basting
Stem stitch
Reinforced stitching, sewing and
decorative applications
Quilting appliqué
zigzag stitch
Zigzag stitch for quilting and
sewing on appliqué quilt pieces
Zigzag stitch (Right)
Start from right needle position,
zigzag sew at left
Quilting appliqué stitch
Shell tuck edge
Blanket stitch
Quilting stippling
Twin
Needle
Manual
Basting stitch
(Middle)
3 step elastic zigzag
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Quilting stitch made to look like
hand quilting stitch
2 step elastic zigzag
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Hand-look quilting
(Middle)
Zigzag stitch (Left)
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Presser
Foot
Start from left needle position,
zigzag sew at right
Overcasting (medium weight and
stretch fabrics), tape and elastic
Quilting stitch for invisible
appliqué or attaching binding
Shell tuck edge finish on fabrics
Appliqués, decorative blanket
stitch
Background quilting
SEWING THE STITCHES
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Presser
Foot
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
Twin
Needle
Manual
Auto
Manual
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.5
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
0.2 - 4.0
(1/61 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.0
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.2
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
6.0
(15/
64)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
5.5
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Decorative hems and bridging
stitch
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Single diamond
overcast
Reinforcement and seaming
stretch fabric
6.0
(15/
64)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Overcasting stitch
Reinforcement of stretch fabric
or decorative stitching
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.5
(7/32)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
—
—
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
Overcasting stitch
Tape attaching
Serpentine stitch
Feather stitch
Fagoting cross stitch
Couching stitch
Stretch knit seam
Attaching tape to seam in stretch
fabric
Decorative stitching and
attaching elastic
Fagoting, decorative stitching
Fagoting, bridging and
decorative stitching
Decorative stitching, attaching
cord and couching
Patchwork double
overlock stitch
Patchwork stitches, decorative
stitching
Smocking stitch
Smocking, decorative stitching
Rick-rack stitch
Decorative stitch
Decorative stitch
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Piecing stitch (Right)
Piecing stitch (Middle)
Decorative top stitching
Decorative stitching and
appliqué
Decorative stitching
Heirloom, decorative hems
Piecework/patchwork
6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) right
seam allowance
Piecework/patchwork
3
Utility Stitches
Auto
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SEWING THE STITCHES
Stitch
Key
Presser
Foot
Stitch Name
Piecing stitch (Left)
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Piecework/patchwork
6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) left
seam allowance
Quilting stitch made to look like
hand quilting stitch
Hand-look quilting
Quilting appliqué
zigzag stitch
Zigzag stitch for quilting and
sewing on appliqué quilt pieces
Quilting appliqué
stitch
Quilting stitch for invisible
appliqué or attaching binding
Quilting stippling
Background quilting
■ Piecing
Twin
Needle
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
1.5
(1/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
NO
1.5
(1/16)
0.5 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
1.8
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
7.0
(1/4)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Stitch width when
Sewing two pieces of fabric together is called
piecing. When cutting pieces for quilt blocks, make
sure the seam allowance is 6.5 mm (approx.
1/4 inch).
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
is selected
a
Memo
J
To change the width of the seam allowance, adjust the
stitch width to change the needle position.
a
Press
or
, and then attach presser foot
a 6.5 mm (approx. 1/14 inch)
b Align with left side of presser foot.
“J”.
b
Memo
Sew with the edge of the fabric aligned with
the side of the presser foot.
Stitch width when
• The stitch width refers to the needle position, not the
width of the seam allowance.
is selected
• To change the needle position, press
J
a 6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)
b Align with right side of presser foot.
■ Piecing Using the 1/4" Quilting Foot with
Guide
This quilting foot can sew an accurate 1/4 inch
or 1/8 inch seam allowance.
It can be used for piecing together a quilt or for
topstitching.
a
Press
, and then attach the 1/4” piecing
foot with guide.
a
a Guide
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or
in the width display.
• After the stitch length and needle position are set as
desired, the settings can be saved (see page 53).
a
b
b
SEWING THE STITCHES
b
Use the guide and marks on the presser foot
to sew accurate seam allowances.
Topstitching quilting, 1/8 inch
Sew with the edge of the fabric aligned with the left side
of the presser foot end.
Piecing a 1/4 inch seam allowance
Sew keeping the edge of the fabrics against the guide.
a
b
b
c
a Surface of fabric
b Seam
c 1/8 inch
a
a Guide
b 1/4 inch
3
Memo
For accurate fabric placement, refer to “Needle Plate
and Needle Plate Cover Marks” on page 68.
Creating an accurate seam allowance
Use the mark on the foot to begin, end, or pivot 1/4 inch
from edge of fabric.
a
e
Sewing together the quilt top, batting, and backing is
called quilting. You can sew the quilt with the
walking foot to keep the quilt top, batting, and
backing from sliding. The walking foot has a set of
feed dogs that move together with the feed dogs in
the needle plate during sewing.
a
Follow the steps on page 34 to remove the
presser foot.
b
Loosen the screw of the presser foot holder to
remove the presser foot holder.
c
Set the operation lever of the walking foot so
that the needle clamp screw is set between
the fork, and position the walking foot on the
presser foot bar.
Utility Stitches
■ Quilting with walking foot
b
c
e
d
a
b
c
d
e
Align this mark with edge of fabric to begin.
Beginning of stitching
End of stitching
Opposite edge of fabric to end or pivot
1/4 inch
Memo
For details on pivoting, refer to “Pivoting” on page 47.
b
a c
a
b
c
d
d
Operation lever
Needle clamp screw
Fork
Presser foot bar
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SEWING THE STITCHES
d
Lower the presser foot lever. Tighten the
screw securely with the screwdriver.
Presser foot holder
b
e
Adjust the stem of the quilting guide so that
the guide aligns with the seam that has
already been sewn.
Place one hand on each side of the walking
foot to hold the fabric secure while sewing.
Note
• Sew at slow to medium speed.
• Do not sew in reverse or use stitches that require
side ways or reverse feeding.
• Always check to be sure that your quilting surface is
securely basted before beginning to sew. Specialized
machine quilt needles and threads are also available
for machine quilting.
• If “AUTOMATIC FABRIC SENSOR SYSTEM”
(Automatic Presser Foot Pressure) in the machine
settings screen is set to “ON”, the fabric can be fed
smoothly for best sewing results. For details on the
automatic fabric sensor system, refer to “Automatic
Fabric Sensor System (Automatic Presser Foot
Pressure)” on page 48.
■ Appliqués
The seam will blend in if transparent nylon thread is
used for the upper thread.
a
Trace the pattern onto the appliqué fabric,
and then cut around it.
a
a Seam allowance: 3 to 5 mm
b
Cut a piece of thick paper or stabilizer to the
finished size of the appliqué design, place it
on the back of the appliqué, and then fold
over the seam allowance using an iron.
c
Turn the applique over and remove the
stabilizer or paper. Pin or bast the applique
on to the main fabric.
d
Press
■ Using the Quilting Guide
Use the quilting guide to sew parallel stitches that are
equally spaced.
a
Insert the stem of the quilting guide into the
hole at the rear of the walking foot or presser
foot holder.
Walking foot
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, and then attach presser foot “J”.
SEWING THE STITCHES
e
Check the needle drop point, and then sew
along the edge of the appliqué while making
sure that the needle drops slightly off the edge
of the fabric.
e
Set “WIDTH CONTROL” to “ON”. The
sewing speed will be adjusted using the foot
controller.
J
a
a Needle drop point
CAUTION
• Be careful that the needle does not strike a basting
pin during sewing. Striking a pin can cause the
needle to break, resulting in injury.
Use the foot controller to sew with satin stitches. If
you set the speed control slide to control the stitch
width, you can make subtle changes in the stitch
width during sewing.
f
Press
g
While sewing, slide the sewing speed
controller to adjust the stitch width.
Memo
Connect the foot controller (see page 41).
a
b
Press
, and then attach presser foot “J”.
c
Press
in the length display to shorten the
.
Utility Stitches
■ Quilting with Satin Stitches
3
• Slide the controller to the left to make the width
narrower. Slide the controller to the right to make the
width wider.
• The stitch width is adjusted equally from the middle
(center) needle position. (Stitches Q-08 and 1-11
will adjust from the right, stitches Q-09 and 1-12 will
adjust from the left.)
stitch length.
a
Memo
A stitch length between 0.3 and 0.5 mm (approx. 1/64
and 1/32 inch) is best for satin stitches, although this
range varies depending on the type of fabric and
thickness of thread used.
b
a Narrower
b Wider
J
h
d
Press
When you are finished sewing, set “WIDTH
CONTROL” back to “OFF”.
.
* Change the sewing speed controller to a stitch width
controller.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Free-motion Quilting
For free-motion quilting, use free-motion quilting
foot “C” and free-motion open toe quilting foot “O”
depending on the stitch that is selected, and set the
machine to free-motion sewing mode. In this mode,
the feed dogs are automatically lowered so the
fabric can be moved freely, and the presser foot is
raised to the necessary height for free-motion
sewing.
We recommend attaching the foot controller and
sewing at a consistent speed.
a
Press
to lower the feed dogs and to set
the machine to free-motion sewing mode.
■ Free-motion Quilting Using Free-motion
Quilting Foot “C”
The free-motion quilting foot “C” is used for freemotion sewing using a straight stitch. Be sure to
select a straight stitch with the middle (center)
needle position
or
→ The feed dogs are lowered, and the quilting foot is
raised to the necessary height for free-motion
sewing.
.
b
Free-motion quilting foot “C”
Select a
or
.
→ When stitch Q-01 or 1-30 is selected, free-motion
foot “C” is indicated in the upper-left corner of the
screen.
c
Remove the presser foot holder (see page 59).
d
Attach free-motion foot “C” at the front with
the presser foot holder screw aligned with the
notch in the quilting foot.
CAUTION
• With free-motion quilting, control the feeding speed
of the fabric to match the sewing speed. If the fabric
is moved faster than the sewing speed, the needle
may break or other damage may result.
• When using free-motion quilting foot “C”, be sure to
select one of the patterns with a center needle
position (Q-01 or 1-30). Using any other stitch may
result in the needle striking the quilting foot, causing
damage or injuries.
a
b
a Presser foot holder screw
b Notch
Memo
Note
• When starting to sew, the internal sensor detects the
thickness of the fabric, and the quilting foot is raised
to the height specified in the machine settings
screen. Press
, and then press
or
to change the value beside “FREE MOTION
FOOT HEIGHT” on P. 2 of machine settings screen
(see page 22). Increase the height that the quilting
foot is raised, for example, when sewing puffy or
thick fabrics; decrease for better control of thin
fabrics.
Make sure that the quilting foot is not slanted.
e
Hold the quilting foot in place with your right
hand, and then tighten the presser foot holder
screw using the screwdriver in your left hand.
a Presser foot holder screw
• In order to sew with a balanced tension, it may be
necessary to adjust the upper thread tension (see
page 45). Test with a sample piece of quilting fabric.
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CAUTION
• Be sure to securely tighten the screws with the
screwdriver. Otherwise, the needle may touch the
quilting foot, causing it to bend or break.
SEWING THE STITCHES
f
Use both hands to stretch the fabric taut, and
then move the fabric at a regular pace in
order to sew uniform stitches roughly 2.0-2.5
mm (approx. 1/16 - 3/32 inch) in length.
a
Press
to lower the feed dogs and to set
the machine to free-motion sewing mode.
a Stitch
g
Press
mode.
to cancel the free-motion sewing
■ Free-motion Quilting Using Free-motion
Open Toe Quilting Foot “O”
→ The feed dogs are lowered, and the quilting foot is
raised to the necessary height for free-motion
sewing.
b
Select a stitch.
Utility Stitches
The free-motion open toe quilting foot “O” is used
for free-motion quilting with zigzag or decorative
stitches or for free-motion quilting of straight lines
on fabric with an uneven thickness. Any stitch can
be sewn with the free-motion open toe quilting foot
“O”.
3
→ When stitch Q-01 or 1-30 is selected, free-motion
quilting foot “C” is indicated in the upper-left corner
of the screen. When the other stitches are selected,
free-motion open toe quilting foot “O” is indicated
in the screen.
Free-motion open toe quilting foot “O”
Note
Free-motion open toe quilting foot “O” can also be
used with stitches used with free-motion foot “C” (Q-01
or 1-30). We recommend using free-motion quilting
foot “O” with free-motion sewing of fabrics of uneven
thicknesses.
c
Remove the presser foot holder (see page 59).
d
Attach free-motion quilting foot “O” by
positioning the pin of the quilting foot above
the needle clamp screw and aligning the
lower-left of the quilting foot and the presser
bar.
1
Memo
3
In order to sew with a balanced tension, it may be
necessary to adjust the upper thread tension (see
page 45). Test with a sample piece of quilting fabric.
2
a Pin
b Needle clamp screw
c Presser bar
Note
Make sure that the quilting foot is not slanted.
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e
Hold the quilting foot in place with your right
hand, and then tighten the presser foot holder
screw using the screwdriver in your left hand.
a Presser foot holder screw
■ Echo Quilting
Sewing quilting lines at equal distances around a
motif is called echo quilting. The quilting lines,
which appear as ripples echoing off the motif, are
the distinguishing characteristic of this quilting style.
Use the free-motion echo quilting foot “E” for echo
quilting. Using the measurement on the presser foot
as a guide, sew around the motif at a fixed interval.
We recommend attaching the foot controller and
sewing at a consistent speed.
CAUTION
• Be sure to securely tighten the screws with the
screwdriver. Otherwise, the needle may touch the
quilting foot, causing it to bend or break.
f
Free-motion echo quilting foot “E” measurement
Use both hands to stretch the fabric taut, and
then move the fabric at a regular pace in
order to sew uniform stitches roughly 2.0-2.5
mm (approx. 1/16 - 3/32 inch) in length.
a Stitch
Press
g
mode.
to cancel the free-motion sewing
a 6.4 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)
b 9.5 mm (approx. 3/8 inch)
CAUTION
• With free-motion quilting, control the feeding
speed of the fabric to match the sewing speed. If the
fabric is moved faster than the sewing speed, the
needle may break or other damage may result.
Memo
• When starting to sew, the internal sensor detects the
thickness of the fabric, and the quilting foot is raised
to the height specified in the machine settings
screen. Press
, and then press
or
to change the value beside “FREE MOTION
FOOT HEIGHT” on P. 2 of machine settings screen
(see page 22). Increase the height that the quilting
foot is raised, for example, when sewing puffy or
thick fabrics; decrease for better control of thin
fabrics.
• In order to sew with a balanced tension, it may be
necessary to adjust the upper thread tension (see
page 45). Test with a sample piece of quilting fabric.
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a
Press
to lower the feed dogs and to set
the machine to free-motion sewing mode.
f
Tighten the screw.
g
Using the measurement on the quilting foot as
a guide, sew around the motif.
3
Select a straight stitch with the middle
(center) needle position
or
Utility Stitches
b
.
c
Follow the steps on page 34 “Removing the
Presser Foot” to remove the presser foot.
d
Loosen the presser foot holder screw, and
then remove the screw and the presser foot
holder.
a 6.4 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)
Finished project
e
Position the free-motion echo quilting foot
“E” on the left side of the presser bar with the
holes in the quilting foot and presser bar
aligned.
h
Press
mode.
to cancel the free-motion sewing
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SEWING THE STITCHES
Straight Stitches
Note
When using the twin needle (see page 32), be sure to attach presser foot “J”.
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Presser
Foot
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
Twin
Needle
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
General sewing, gather, pintuck,
etc. Reverse stitch is sewn while
pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
General sewing, gather, pintuck,
etc. Reinforcement stitch is sewn
while pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Straight stitch
(Middle)
General sewing, gather, pintuck,
etc. Reverse stitch is sewn while
pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Straight stitch
(Middle)
General sewing, gather, pintuck,
etc. Reinforcement stitch is sewn
while pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Triple stretch stitch
General sewing for
reinforcement and decorative
topstitching
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Stretch stitch
Reinforced stitching, sewing and
decorative applications
1.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/16 - 1/8)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Decorative stitch
Decorative stitching, top
stitching
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Basting stitch
Basting
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
20.0
(3/4)
5.0 - 30.0
(3/16 - 1-3/16)
NO
Straight stitch (Left)
Straight stitch (Left)
.
J
a
J
b
a
a Left needle position
b Middle (center) needle position
b
a Reverse stitch
b Reinforcement stitch
Memo
“ ” at the beginning of the stitch shown on the key indicates that reverse stitches are sewn when the “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button is pressed. “ ” at the beginning of the stitch shown on the key indicates that reinforcement
stitches are sewn when the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button is pressed.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
a
Select a stitch.
c
Hold the thread ends and the fabric with your
left hand, and turn the handwheel toward you
with your right hand to insert the needle into
the fabric at the starting point of the stitching.
At the end of the stitching, hold the “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button pressed to sew
reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches).
g
Press the “Thread Cutter” button to trim the
threads.
* If the automatic thread cutting setting is selected
before sewing, the machine will automatically sew
reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches) at the
beginning of stitching. When the “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button is pressed at the end of
stitching, the machine will automatically sew reverse
stitches (or reinforcement stitches) and cut the thread.
3
Utility Stitches
b
Attach presser foot “J”.
f
a
a Starting point of stitching
d
Lower the presser foot lever.
e
Hold the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”
button pressed to sew reverse stitches (or
reinforcement stitches), and then press the
“Start/Stop” button to start sewing slowly.
a
a Reverse stitches
CAUTION
• Be sure the needle does not strike a basting pin, or
any other objects, during sewing. The thread could
tangle or the needle could break, causing injury.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Changing the Needle Position (Left or
Middle Needle Position Stitches Only)
■ Needle Plate and Needle Plate Cover Marks
When you select left or middle (center) needle
position stitches, you can use
and
in the
stitch width display to change the position of the
needle. Match the distance from the right edge of
the presser foot to the needle with the stitch width,
then align the edge of the presser foot with the edge
of the fabric during sewing for an attractive finish.
For a standard 16 mm (approx. 5/8 inch) seam
allowance, set the width to 3.5 mm on the screen.
While sewing, align the edge of the fabric with the
5/8 inch (approx. 16 mm) mark on the needle plate.
Needle plate and bobbin cover marks are used when
sewing with a straight stitch in the middle (center)
needle position.
Needle plate cover marks are used when sewing
with a straight stitch in the left position.
b
Memo
When
appears in the stitch width display,
select a different straight stitch.
d
J
e
a
a
f
**
g
a Stitch width
c
J
J
J
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
J
5/8 inch (approx. 16 mm)
For stitches with a middle (center) needle position
For stitches with a left needle position
Middle (center) needle position <inch>
Middle (center) needle position <cm>
Middle (center) needle position <inch>
Left needle position <inch>
■ Basting
12.0 mm
(approx.
1/2 inch)
8.5 mm
(approx.
11/32 inch)
6.5 mm
(approx.
1/4 inch)
5.0 mm
(approx.
3/16 inch)
a
Press
b
Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”
button to sew reinforcement stitches at the
beginning of the stitching.
, and then attach presser foot “J”.
Memo
The stitch length can be set between 5 mm and 30 mm
(approx. 3/16 and 1-3/16 inches).
a
a Between 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) and 30 mm
(approx. 1-3/16 inches)
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c
Sew while lightly guiding the fabric.
d
Grasp the bobbin case, and then pull it out.
a
Memo
This is easy to do if the foot controller is used
(see page 41).
d
a Bobbin case
e
End the basting with reinforcement stitches.
Use the disc-shaped screwdriver included
with the machine to unscrew and remove the
regular needle plate.
3
The straight stitch needle plate and the straight stitch
foot can only be used for straight stitches (middle
needle position stitches). Use the straight stitch
needle plate and the straight stitch foot when sewing
thin fabrics or when sewing small pieces which tend
to sink into the hole of the regular needle plate
during sewing. The straight stitch foot is perfect to
reduce puckering on lightweight fabrics. The small
opening on the foot provides support for the fabric
as the needle travels through the fabric.
Utility Stitches
■ Using the Straight Stitch Needle Plate and
the Straight Stitch Foot
f
Set the straight stitch needle plate in place
and use the screwdriver to tighten the plate.
CAUTION
• Always use the straight stitch foot in combination
with the straight stitch needle plate.
a
Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to raise
the presser foot and turn the main power to
OFF.
b
Remove the flat bed attachment.
c
Grasp both sides of the needle plate cover,
and then slide it toward you.
Note
Align the two screw holes on the needle plate with the
two holes on the machine. Use the disc-shaped
screwdriver to tighten the screws in the needle plate.
g
Insert the bobbin case so that the projection
on the bobbin case aligns with the spring, and
then attach the needle plate cover.
a
a
a Needle plate cover
b
b
a
a Projection
b Spring
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h
After reinstalling the needle plate cover,
select one of the following straight stitches.
1
Darts Seams
a
Press
b
Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”
button to sew reverse stitches at the
beginning of the stitching, and then sew from
the wide end to the narrow end without
stretching the fabric.
, and then attach presser foot “J”.
* If the automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching
setting is selected before sewing, reverse stitches
will be sewn at the beginning of the stitching.
Memo
a
When using the straight stitch needle plate, all straight
stitches become middle needle position stitches. You
cannot change the needle position using the width
display.
CAUTION
• Selecting other stitches will cause an error message
to be displayed.
• Be sure to turn the handwheel slowly in your
direction before sewing and make sure that the
needle is not contacting the straight stitch foot and
straight stitch needle plate.
i
Attach the straight stitch foot.
j
Start sewing.
* After sewing, make sure to remove the straight stitch
needle plate and the straight stitch foot, and reinstall
the regular needle plate, the needle plate cover and
the presser foot “J”.
a Basting
c
Without sewing reverse stitches at the end of
the stitching, pull out 50 mm (approx. 1-15/
16 inches) of the threads, cut them, and then
tie the two ends together.
d
Insert the ends of the thread into the dart
with a sewing needle.
e
Iron the dart to one side.
Memo
To prevent puckering on fine fabrics, use a fine
needle, size 75/11, and a short stitch length. For
heavier fabrics, use a heavier needle, size 90/14, and
longer stitches.
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Gathering
e
Pull the bobbin threads to create the desired
amount of gathering, and then tie the threads.
f
Smooth the gathers by ironing them.
Sew gathers on sleeves, the waist of a gathered skirt,
etc.
a
Select a straight stitch, and then attach
presser foot “J”.
3
b
Set the stitch length to 4.0 mm (approx.
3/16 inch) and the thread tension to 2.0
(weaker tension).
Memo
If you press
, then
, the stitch
length is automatically set to 4.0 mm (approx. 3/16
inch) and the thread tension is automatically set to 2.0.
c
Pull out 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16 inches) of
both the upper and bobbin threads (see
“Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread” on page 28).
Sew along the seam line, and then remove the
basting stitch.
Flat Fell Seams
Utility Stitches
g
Use flat fell seams to reinforce seams and finish edges
neatly.
a
Press
b
Align the fabric with right sides together, sew
the seam line, and then cut off half the seam
allowance from the side on which the flat fell
seam will lie.
, and then attach presser foot “J”.
* If the automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching and
automatic thread cutting settings are selected before
sewing, reverse stitches will automatically be sewn
at the beginning and end of the stitching and the
thread will be cut.
a
a
b
c
a Upper thread
b Bobbin thread
c 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16 inches)
b
d
Sew a row of straight stitches along each side
of the seam line, pull out 50 mm
(1-15/16 inches) of the upper and bobbin
threads, and then cut the threads.
a
a About 12 mm (approx. 1/2 inch)
b Wrong side of fabric
c
Spread out the fabric along the seam line.
b
c
a 10 to 15 mm (approx. 3/8 to 9/16 inch)
b Seam line
c 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16 inches)
a
b
a Wrong side of fabric
b Seam line
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d
Lay both seam allowances on the side of the
shorter one (cut seam allowance) and iron
them flat.
Pintucks
Use pin tucks to decorate blouses.
a
a
Mark the positions of the folds on the wrong
side of the fabric.
a Wrong side of fabric
e
a
Fold the longer seam allowance around the
shorter one, and then sew along the edge of
the fold.
a Wrong side of fabric
b
a
Turn the fabric over, and then iron only the
folds with the tip of the iron.
a
a
a Wrong side of fabric
Finished flat fell seam
a Surface of fabric
a
a
c
Press
d
Attach the pin on the right side of presser foot
“I” to the presser foot holder, and then sew
along the folds.
, and then attach presser foot “I”.
* If the automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching and
automatic thread cutting settings are selected before
sewing, reverse stitches will automatically be sewn
at the beginning and end of the stitching and the
thread will be cut.
a Surface of fabric
c
a
b
I
a Wrong side of fabric
b Surface of fabric
c Width of pin tuck
e
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Iron the folds in the same direction.
SEWING THE STITCHES
Zigzag Stitches
Zigzag stitches are useful for a variety of applications, including overcasting and sewing appliqués and patchwork.
Note
When using the twin needle (see page 32), be sure to attach presser foot “J”.
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Zigzag stitch (Middle)
Zigzag stitch (Middle)
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
Twin
Needle
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
For overcasting, mending.
Reverse stitch is sewn while
pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
For overcasting, mending.
Reinforcement stitch is sewn
while pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.3 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.3 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Zigzag stitch (Right)
Start from right needle position,
zigzag sew at left.
Zigzag stitch (Left)
Start from left needle position,
zigzag sew at right.
Select a stitch, and then attach presser foot
“J”.
3
Utility Stitches
a
Presser
Foot
■ Overcasting
Sew while making sure that the needle drops slightly
off the edge of the fabric.
a
a Needle drop point
■ Appliqués
Attach the appliqué using starch or basting, and then
sew along the edge of the appliqué, making sure that
the needle drops slightly off the edge.
Memo
“ “ at the beginning of the stitch shown on the key
indicates that reverse stitches are sewn when the
“Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button is pressed. “ “
at the beginning of the stitch shown on the key
indicates that reinforcement stitches are sewn when
the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button is pressed.
Memo
For additional applique instructions, see page 60.
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■ Patchwork (Crazy Quilts)
Turn back the desired width of seam allowance,
place it over a different piece of fabric, and then sew
the two fabric pieces together so the stitching
bridges both pieces.
■ Sewing Curves
Shorten the stitch length setting to obtain a fine
stitch. Sew slowly, keeping the seams parallel with
the fabric edge as you guide the fabric around the
curve.
c
Snap the cord guide bobbin cover into place,
making sure that the gimp thread can be fed
freely.
* Make sure there are no restrictions when feeding the
thread.
d
Set the zigzag width from 2.0-2.5 mm
(approx. 1/16 - 3/32 inch).
e
Attach presser foot “N”.
f
Position the fabric right side up on top of the
cord and place the cord to the rear of the
machine under the presser foot.
b
a
N
■ Using the Cord Guide Bobbin Cover
a
Remove the bobbin cover from the machine
(see page 28).
b
Thread gimp thread through the hole in the
cord guide bobbin cover from top to bottom.
Position the thread in the notch at the back of
the cord guide bobbin cover.
* For easy thread flow through the notch, the gimp
thread should not exceed 1.5 mm (approx. 1/16
inch) in diameter.
a
b
a Notch
b Gimp thread
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a Fabric (right side)
b Gimp thread
g
Lower the presser foot and start sewing to
make a decorative finish.
SEWING THE STITCHES
Elastic Zigzag Stitches
Use elastic zigzag stitches for a wide variety of applications, including overcasting, tape attaching, and darning.
Stitch
Key
a
Stitch Name
Presser
Foot
Applications
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
Twin
Needle
Manual
Auto
Manual
2 step elastic zigzag
For overcasting (medium weight
5.0
and stretch fabrics), attaching
(3/16)
tape and elastic
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
3 step elastic zigzag
For overcasting (medium,
5.0
heavyweight and stretch fabrics),
(3/16)
attaching tape and elastic
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
Select a stitch, and then attach presser foot
“J”.
■ Tape/Elastic Attaching
Stretch the tape or elastic flat. While stretching the
tape or elastic flat, sew the tape or elastic to the
fabric.
Utility Stitches
a
3
a Tape/elastic
■ Overcasting
Use this stitch to sew overcasting on the edge of
stretch fabrics. Sew while making sure that the
needle drops slightly off the edge of the fabric.
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Overcasting
Sew overcasting at the beginning and end of seams for skirts or pants, and at the beginning and end of all cuttings.
Depending on the selected stitch, use presser foot “G” or “J” or the optional side cutter attachment.
■ Overcasting Using Presser Foot “G”
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Overcasting stitch
Overcasting stitch
Overcasting stitch
a
Presser
Foot
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Reinforcing of light and medium
weight fabrics
Reinforcing of heavyweight
fabric
Reinforcing of medium,
heavyweight and easily frayed
fabrics or decorative stitching
Select a stitch, and then attach presser foot
“G”.
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
Twin
Needle
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
CAUTION
• After the stitch width is adjusted, turn the handwheel
toward you by hand and check that the needle does
not touch the presser foot. If the needle hits the
presser foot, the needle may break and cause injury.
G
a
a The needle should not touch
• If the presser foot is raised to its highest level, the
needle may strike the presser foot.
b
Lower the presser foot so that the presser foot
guide is flush against the edge of the fabric.
c
Sew along the presser foot guide.
a
a Presser foot guide
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■ Overcasting Using Presser Foot “J”
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Presser
Foot
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Overcasting stitch
Reinforced seaming of stretch
fabric
Overcasting stitch
Reinforcing of medium stretch
fabric and heavyweight fabric,
decorative stitching
Overcasting stitch
Reinforcement of stretch fabric
or decorative stitching
Overcasting stitch
Stretch knit seam
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
Twin
Needle
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 9/32)
2.5
(3/32)
0.5 - 4.0
(1/32 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 9/32)
2.5
(3/32)
0.5 - 4.0
(1/32 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Reinforcement and seaming
stretch fabric
6.0
(15/
64)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Single diamond
overcast
Reinforcement of stretch fabric
6.0
(15/
64)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.8
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
a
Select a stitch, and then attach presser foot
“J”.
b
Sew while making sure that the needle drops
slightly off the edge of the fabric.
3
Utility Stitches
Single diamond
overcast
Memo
For best results when sewing stretch fabrics, decrease
the pressure of the presser foot.
a
a Needle drop point
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■ Overcasting Using the Optional Side Cutter
By using the side cutter, you can do overcasting while cutting the fabric.
CAUTION
• Make sure to only select one of the stitches listed below. Using another stitch may cause the needle to hit the presser
foot and break, possibly causing injury.
Memo
Thread the needle manually when using the side cutter, or only attach the side cutter after threading the needle using the
needle threader.
Stitch
Key
Stitch name
With side cutter
With side cutter
With side cutter
With side cutter
With side cutter
Presser
foot
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Straight stitch while cutting
fabrics
Zigzag stitch while cutting fabrics
Overcasting stitch while cutting
fabrics
Overcasting stitch while cutting
fabrics
Overcasting stitch while cutting
fabrics
a
Follow the steps on page 34 to remove the
presser foot.
b
Position the fork on the side cutter’s
operating lever onto the needle clamp screw.
c
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 2.5
(0 - 3/32)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Position the side cutter so that the side cutter
pin is aligned with the notch in the presser
foot holder, and then lower the presser foot.
b
a
b
a
a Notch in presser foot holder
b Pin
a Needle clamp screw
b Operating lever
Memo
Make sure that the fork of the operating lever is set
onto the needle clamp screw firmly.
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Twin
Needle
→ The side cutter is attached.
SEWING THE STITCHES
d
h
Select a stitch.
Start sewing.
→ A seam allowance is cut while the stitching is sewn.
Note
e
Make a cut of approximately 20 mm (approx.
3/4 inch) in the fabric.
■ When Sewing Straight Stitches While Using
the Optional Side Cutter
The seam margin should be approximately 5 mm
(approx. 3/16 inch).
3
Utility Stitches
a
If the width has been adjusted, turn the handwheel by
hand to check that the needle does not touch the side
cutter. If the needle touches the side cutter, it might
cause the needle to break.
a
a 20 mm (approx. 3/4 inch)
f
Position the fabric so that the right side of the
cut is on top of the guide plate and the left
side of the cut is underneath the presser foot.
a Seam margin
Memo
a
b
• The fabric will not be cut if the whole fabric is simply
spread out underneath the presser foot guide plate.
Set the fabric as explained in step f from the
previous section, and then start sewing.
a Guide plate (lower knife)
b Presser foot
g
Thread the needle manually and pull out a
long section of the upper thread. Pass it below
the presser foot and pull it out in the fabric
feed direction.
• One layer of 13 oz. denim can be cut.
• Clean the side cutter after use to avoid having dust
and scraps of thread build up on it.
• Add a small amount of oil as required to the cutting
edge of the cutter.
b
a
a Presser foot
b Upper thread
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SEWING THE STITCHES
Blind Hem Stitches
Select a blind hem stitch to sew the hems or cuffs of dresses, blouses, pants, or skirts.
Stitch
Key
Presser
Foot
Stitch Name
Blind hem stitch
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
Manual
Auto
Manual
00
3← − →3
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.5
(1/16 - 1/8)
NO
00
3← − →3
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.5
(1/16 - 1/8)
NO
Hemming stretch fabric
c
Select a stitch.
Twin
Needle
Auto
Hemming woven fabrics
Blind hem stitch
a
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Fold the fabric again, as shown.
Memo
a
For best results when sewing stretch fabrics, decrease
the pressure of the presser foot.
b
c
d
c
a
b
c
d
d
b
5 mm
5 mm
Basting
Wrong side of fabric
Attach presser foot “R”, and then lower the
presser foot so that the presser foot guide is
flush against the fold of the fabric.
Place the fabric wrong side up, and then fold
and baste the fabric as shown.
a
a
b
b
c
a 5 mm
b Wrong side of fabric
c Basting
a Presser foot guide
b Fold
e
Sew while keeping the fold in the fabric against
the presser foot guide.
R
a
b
a Needle position
b Presser foot guide
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SEWING THE STITCHES
f
Remove the basting, and then turn over the
fabric.
Appliqués
a
a
b
Use a temporary spray adhesive or basting to
attach the appliqué to the fabric.
a
a Wrong side of fabric
b Surface of fabric
b
Memo
a Appliqué
b Fabric glue
b
Press
or
Memo
• Adjust the stitch width and length according to the
shape, size and fabric quality of the appliqué (see
page 44).
• For details on the stitches, refer to the “STITCH
SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.
■ If the Needle Does Not Catch the Fold
Press
in the width display so that the needle
slightly catches the fold.
c
Attach presser foot “J”, and then sew along
the edge of the appliqué, making sure that the
needle drops slightly off the edge.
■ If the Needle Catches Too Much of the Fold
Press
in the width display so that the needle
slightly catches the fold.
3
.
Utility Stitches
Blind hem stitches cannot be sewn if the needle does
not catch the fold on the left side. However, if the
needle catches too much of the fold, the fabric cannot
be unfolded and too much of the seam will appear on
the surface of the fabric, leaving an unattractive finish.
If either of these occur, follow the instructions below to
correct the problem.
a
a Appliqué
a
a Needle drop point
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SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Sewing Sharp Curves
Stop the machine with the needle in the fabric
outside the appliqué. Raise the presser foot and turn
the fabric a little bit at a time while sewing for an
attractive finish to the seam.
The pivot setting is useful when changing the sewing
direction. When the machine is stopped at the
corner of the fabric, the machine stops with the
needle in the fabric and the presser foot is
automatically raised so the fabric can easily be
rotated (see “Pivoting” on page 47).
d
Attach presser foot “J”, and then sew along
the edge of the fabric, making sure that the
needle drops slightly off the edge.
a
Shell Tuck Stitching
The arched tuck that looks like shells lined up in a row
is called a shell tuck. In addition to edging, this
decorative stitching can be used on the neckline or
sleeves of dresses and blouses.
a
Press
a Needle drop point
e
Unfold the fabric, and then iron the tucks
down to one side.
.
Memo
For details on the stitches, refer to the “STITCH
SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.
b
Increase the thread tension for an attractive
scalloped finish to the shell tuck stitching.
Memo
If the thread tension is too loose, the shell tuck
stitching will not scallop.
c
Fold the fabric in half along the bias.
Scalloping
Scallop stitching (wave-shaped running stitching) can
be used to decorate the edges of blouse collars and
handkerchiefs.
a
Press
, and then attach presser foot “N”.
Memo
ÅB
Note
Use a thin fabric.
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• If the automatic thread cutting setting is selected
before sewing, the machine will automatically sew
reinforcement stitches at the beginning of stitching.
When the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button is
pressed at the end of stitching, the machine will
automatically sew reinforcement stitches and cut the
thread.
• For best results, apply starch and iron the fabric
before sewing.
• For details on the stitches, refer to the “STITCH
SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.
SEWING THE STITCHES
b
Leave a seam when sewing the scallop
stitches so that the pattern is not sewn
directly on the edge of the fabric.
c
Turn the fabric over so the right side faces up,
and then sew over the seam with the center of
the presser foot aligned with the seam.
* Select one of the following stitches.
Note
Sew test stitches on the fabric before sewing on your
project.
a
a Surface of fabric
Trim along the seam, making sure not to cut
the stitches.
The decorative stitching created by sewing over gathers
is called smocking. It is used to decorate the front of
blouses or cuffs.
a
Select a straight stitch, and then attach
presser foot “J”.
Utility Stitches
c
3
Smocking
Note
Make sure that the automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching and automatic thread cutting settings are not
selected.
Top Stitching
b
Set the stitch length to 4.0 mm (approx.
3/16 inch) and the thread tension to 2.0
(loose tension).
c
Pull out 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16 inches) of
both the upper and bobbin threads.
d
Sew stitching 10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch) apart.
For a decorative effect in a crazy quilt, stitches can be
sewn over a pressed seam allowance.
a
Select a straight stitch, and then attach
presser foot “J”.
b
With right sides together, sew two pieces of
fabric, and then open the seam allowances.
a
d
b
a
b
c
a
b
c
d
a Approximately 10mm (approx. 3/8 inch)
6.5 mm (1/4inch)
Wrong side of fabric
Straight stitch
Seam allowance
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SEWING THE STITCHES
e
Pull the bobbin threads to create the desired
amount of gather, and then smooth the
gathers by ironing them.
Fagoting
Stitching across an open seam is called fagoting. It is
used on blouses and children’s clothing.
a
Separate the two pieces of fabric by about
4 mm (approx. 3/16 inch), and baste them
onto thin paper.
a
b
f
Press
or
.
c
Memo
For details on the stitches, refer to the “STITCH
SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.
g
a 4 mm
b Thin paper
c Basting
Sew between the straight stitches.
b
Press
or
, and then set the stitch width
to the maximum (7.0 mm).
Memo
J
For details on the stitches, refer to the “STITCH
SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.
c
h
Pull out the straight stitch threads.
Attach presser foot “J”, and then sew with the
presser foot centered between the two pieces
of fabric.
Memo
This stitch is more decorative when thicker thread is
used.
a
a Basting
d
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When you are finished sewing, gently tear off
the paper.
SEWING THE STITCHES
Tape or Elastic Attaching
f
Press
or
.
Elastic tape is sewn onto the fabric unstretched.
Memo
Select a straight stitch, and then attach
a
presser foot “J”.
For details on the stitches, refer to “Stitch Setting
Chart” at the end of this manual.
g
Note
Make sure that the automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching and automatic thread cutting settings are not
selected.
b
Set the stitch length to 4.0 mm (approx.
3/16 inch) and the thread tension to 2.0
(weaker tension).
While pulling the elastic tape so that it is
about the same length as the fabric, pull the
fabric at the pin nearest the front of the
presser foot with your right hand, and feed
the fabric behind the presser foot with your
left hand according to the feeding speed.
Memo
This is easy to do if the foot controller is used.
3
Utility Stitches
Pull out 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16 inches) of
c
both the upper and bobbin threads (see
“Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread” on page 28).
a
b
c
a Upper thread
b Bobbin thread
c 50 mm
d
Sew two rows of straight stitches on the
surface of the fabric, and then pull the bobbin
threads to create the desired amount of
gather.
CAUTION
• Be sure the needle does not strike a basting pin, or
any other objects, during sewing. The thread could
tangle or the needle could break, causing injury.
h
e
Pull out the threads for the straight stitches.
Pin the elastic tape to the wrong side of the
fabric with the elastic tape evenly positioned
on the gathers.
a
a Elastic tape
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SEWING THE STITCHES
Heirloom Stitching
b
Select a stitch, attach presser foot “N”, and
then start sewing.
* Select a stitch between 3-01 and 3-22.
By sewing with the wing needle sold separately, the
needle holes are enlarged, creating a lace-like
decorative stitch.
This stitching is used to decorate tablecloths, hems, and
shirt fronts.
Drawn Work (1
■ Hemstitching (1) (Daisy Stitch)
CAUTION
Note
For best results, use lightweight to medium weight
homespun fabrics with a slight stretch.
a
Insert the wing needle (130/705H, size 100/
16).
Note
• The needle threader cannot be used. Thread the wing
needle by hand, from front to back. Using the needle
threader may result in damage to the machine.
• A more attractive finish can be obtained if you use a
“130/705H Wing” needle when sewing these
patterns. If using a wing needle and the stitch width
has been set manually, check that the needle will not
touch the presser foot by carefully rotating the
handwheel before starting sewing.
The needle threader cannot be used. Manually pass
the thread through the eye of the needle from the front.
If the needle threader is used, damage to the machine
may result.
Memo
For details on the stitches, refer to the “STITCH
SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.
■ Hemstitching (2) (Drawn Work (1))
a
Pull out several threads from the fabric to
leave a 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch) area open.
Memo
For best result, use loosely woven fabrics.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
b
Press
, and then attach presser foot “N”.
a
Pull out several threads from both sides of a 4
mm (approx. 3/16 inch) area left unopened,
as shown in the illustration.
Memo
For details on the stitches, refer to the “STITCH
SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.
c
a
With the surface of the fabric facing up, sew
along the right edge of the open area.
b
c
a Pulled out thread
b Pulled out area
c Approximately 4 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) remaining
N
b
Press
3
Memo
to create a mirror image of the
For details on the stitches, refer to the “STITCH
SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.
stitch.
e
.
Sew along the left edge of the open area so
that the stitching looks symmetrical.
N
c
Attach presser foot “N”, and then sew along
the center of the unopened area.
Utility Stitches
d
Press
N
■ Hemstitching (3) (Drawn Work (2))
Memo
Drawn work can also be sewn using the wing needle
(sold separately).
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SEWING THE STITCHES
Buttonhole Stitches
Select the desired buttonhole stitch according to your application and the size of the button.
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Presser
Foot
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.5
(7/32)
3.5 - 5.5
(1/8 - 7/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Buttonholes for stretch or woven
fabrics
6.0
(15/
64)
3.0 - 6.0
(1/8 - 15/64)
1.0
(1/16)
0.5 - 2.0
(1/32 - 1/16)
NO
Buttonholes for heirloom and
stretch fabrics
6.0
(15/
64)
3.0 - 6.0
(1/8 - 15/64)
1.5
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/16 - 1/8)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 6.0
(0 - 15/64)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
Buttonholes in heavyweight or
thick fabrics for larger flat
buttons
7.0
(1/4)
3.0 - 7.0
(1/8 - 1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Tapered keyhole
buttonhole
Buttonholes in medium to heavy
weight fabrics for larger flat
buttons
7.0
(1/4)
3.0 - 7.0
(1/8 - 1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Keyhole buttonhole
Buttonholes with vertical bar
tack for reinforcement in
heavyweight or thick fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
3.0 - 7.0
(1/8 - 1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Narrow rounded
buttonhole
Buttonhole on light to medium
weight fabrics
Wide round ended
buttonhole
Buttonholes with extra space for
larger buttons
Tapered round ended
buttonhole
Reinforced waist tapered
buttonholes
Round ended
buttonhole
Buttonholes with vertical bar
tack in heavyweight fabrics
Round double ended
buttonhole
Buttonholes for fine, medium to
heavyweight fabrics
Narrow squared
buttonhole
Buttonholes for light to medium
weight fabrics
Stretch buttonhole
Heirloom buttonhole
Bound buttonhole
Keyhole buttonhole
The first step in making bound
buttonholes
Buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below.
a
a
a
a
a Reinforcement stitching
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Twin
Needle
SEWING THE STITCHES
a
Select a stitch, and then attach presser foot
“A”.
b
Mark the position and length of the
buttonhole on the fabric.
d
Hold the outside frame of the buttonhole foot
toward the back with your finger, and then
lower the presser foot so that the mark on the
fabric aligns with the marks on the buttonhole
foot.
Memo
a
The maximum buttonhole length is 28 mm (approx. 11/6 inches) (diameter + thickness of the button).
)
b
a Mark on fabric
b Marks on presser foot
3
Note
Pull out the button holder plate on the presser
foot, and then insert the button that will be
put through the buttonhole.
* The size of the buttonhole is set by clamping the
button in the button holder plate.
Utility Stitches
c
• Slide the outside frame of the buttonhole foot
backward as far as possible, making sure that there
is no gap behind the part of the foot marked “A”, as
shown in the illustration. If the buttonhole foot is not
slid back as far as possible, the buttonhole will not
be sewn at the correct size.
• Pass the thread under the presser foot.
Note
Pass the thread under the presser foot.
e
Pull down the buttonhole lever.
* The buttonhole lever should be positioned behind
the metal bracket on the buttonhole foot, as shown
in the illustration.
a
a
a Button holder plate
a
a Buttonhole lever
a
a Metal bracket
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SEWING THE STITCHES
f
Gently hold the end of the upper thread, and
then start sewing.
* Once sewing is completed, the machine
automatically sews reinforcement stitches, then
stops.
* If the automatic thread cutting setting is selected
before sewing, the machine will automatically cut
the thread at the end of stitching.
g
Insert a pin along the inside of a bar tack at
the end of the buttonhole, and then insert the
seam ripper into the center of the buttonhole
and cut towards the pin.
Note
Be careful not to cut the stitches with the seam ripper.
a
b
→ A buttonhole starts to sew from the front of the
presser foot to the back.
a Pin
b Seam ripper
Note
CAUTION
• If the fabric does not feed, for example, because it is
too thick, press
in the length display to
increase the stitch length.
• When sewing is finished, raise the buttonhole lever
to its original position.
• When using the seam ripper to open the buttonhole,
do not put your hand or finger in the path of the
ripper. The ripper may slip and cause injury.
For keyhole buttonholes, use the included eyelet
punch to make a hole in the rounded end of the
buttonhole. Then, insert a pin along the inside of the
bar tack, insert a seam ripper into the hole made
with the eyelet punch, and then cut towards the pin.
a
b
a Pin
b Eyelet punch
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SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Sewing Stretch Fabrics
When sewing a buttonhole on stretch fabrics, press
or
a
, and use a gimp thread.
Hook the gimp thread onto the back of
buttonhole foot “A”, and then pull the ends of
the gimp thread under the presser foot. Pass
the thread ends through the grooves at the
front of the presser foot, and then temporarily
tie them.
■ Buttons That Do Not Fit into the Button
Holder Plate
Use the markings on the presser foot scale to set the
size of the buttonhole. The distance between the
markings on the presser foot scale is 5 mm (approx.
3/16 inch).
Add together the diameter and thickness of the
button, and then set the button holder plate to the
calculated value.
a
* Use #5 embroidery thread or lace yarn for the gimp
thread.
b
c
d
a Upper thread
Lower the presser foot lever, and then start
b
sewing.
* Set the stitch width to the width of the gimp thread.
Button holder plate
Presser foot scale
Finished measurement (diameter + thickness)
5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)
Example:
For a button with a diameter of 15 mm
(approx. 9/16 inch) and a thickness of
10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch), the scale
should be set at 25 mm (approx. 1 inch).
Utility Stitches
a
a
b
c
d
3
a
b
a Thickness: 10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch)
b Diameter: 15 mm (approx. 9/16 inch)
c
When sewing is finished, gently pull the gimp
thread to remove any slack, and then use a
handsewing needle with a large eye to pull
the gimp thread to the wrong side of the
fabric.
d
Tie the ends together, and then trim the
excess.
* After using the seam ripper to cut the threads sewn
over the buttonhole, trim the threads.
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SEWING THE STITCHES
■ Darning
Use darning stitches for mending and other applications.
Stitch
Key
Presser
Foot
Stitch Name
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Darning of medium weight fabric
Darning
Darning
Darning of heavyweight fabric
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
Twin
Needle
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
7.0
(1/4)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.4 - 2.5
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
7.0
(1/4)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.4 - 2.5
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Darning is sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below.
a
a
a Reinforcement stitching
a
Select a stitch.
b
Set the scale on buttonhole foot “A” to the
desired length of the darning, and then attach
the buttonhole foot.
c
Hold the outside frame of the buttonhole foot
toward the back with your finger, and then
lower the presser foot so that it aligns with
the area to be darned.
Memo
The maximum length for darning is 28 mm (approx. 11/16 inches).
a
Note
b
d
c
a
b
c
d
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Presser foot scale
Finished measurement
7 mm wide (approx. 1/4 inch)
5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)
• Slide the outside frame of the buttonhole foot
backward as far as possible, making sure that there
is no gap behind the part of the foot marked “A”, as
shown in the illustration. If the buttonhole foot is not
slid back as far as possible, the darning will not be
sewn at the correct size.
• Pass the thread under the presser foot.
SEWING THE STITCHES
d
e
Pull down the buttonhole lever.
* The buttonhole lever should be positioned behind
the metal bracket on the buttonhole foot, as shown
in the illustration.
a
Gently hold the end of the upper thread, and
then start sewing.
* Once sewing is completed, the machine
automatically sews reinforcement stitches, then
stops.
* If the automatic thread cutting setting is selected
before sewing, the machine will automatically cut
the thread at the end of stitching.
a
a Buttonhole lever
3
Note
too thick, press
a Metal bracket
in the length display to increase
the stitch length.
Utility Stitches
If the fabric does not feed, for example, because it is
a
Bar Tacks
Bar tacks are one type of reinforcement stitching used to strengthen points subject to strain, such as ends of pocket
openings and slits.
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Bar tack
Presser
Foot
Applications
Reinforcement at opening of
pocket, etc.
a
Press
b
Set the scale on buttonhole foot “A” to the
desired length of the darning, and then attach
the buttonhole foot.
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/16 - 1/8)
0.4
(1/64)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
Twin
Needle
NO
.
a
b
c
Memo
The bar tack length can be set between 5 and 28 mm
(approx. 3/16 and 1-1/16 inches). Bar tacks are usually
between 5 and 10 mm (approx. 3/16 and 3/8 inch)
(This differs depending on the application.)
a Presser foot scale
b Finished measurement
c 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)
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c
Position the fabric so that the opening of the
pocket moves toward you during sewing.
Hold the outside frame of the buttonhole foot
toward the back with your finger, check the
first needle drop point, and then lower the
presser foot.
e
Gently hold the end of the upper thread, and
then start sewing.
* Once sewing is completed, the machine
automatically sews reinforcement stitches, then
stops.
* If the automatic thread cutting setting is selected
before sewing, the machine will automatically cut
the thread at the end of stitching.
■ Bar Tacks on Thick Fabrics
Place a piece of folded fabric or cardboard beside
the fabric being sewn to level the buttonhole foot
and allow for easier feeding.
a
a First needle drop point: 2 mm (approx. 1/16 inch)
a
Note
• Slide the outside frame of the buttonhole foot
backward as far as possible, making sure that there
is no gap behind the part of the foot marked “A”, as
shown in the illustration. If the buttonhole foot is not
slid back as far as possible, the bar tack will not be
sewn at the correct size.
• Pass the thread under the presser foot.
b
a Presser foot
b Thick fabric
Note
If the fabric does not feed, for example, because it is
too thick, press
the stitch length.
d
Pull down the buttonhole lever.
* The buttonhole lever should be positioned behind
the metal bracket on the buttonhole foot, as shown
in the illustration.
a
a Buttonhole lever
a
a Metal bracket
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in the length display to increase
SEWING THE STITCHES
Button Sewing
Buttons with 2 or 4 holes can be sewn on.
Note
Make sure that the automatic thread cutting setting is not selected when sewing on buttons.
Stitch
Key
Presser
Foot
Stitch Name
Button sewing
a
Press
Attaching buttons
e
.
automatically changes to
dogs are lowered.
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 4.5
(3/32 - 3/16)
—
—
Twin
Needle
NO
Gently hold the end of the upper thread, and
then start sewing.
* Once sewing is completed, the machine
automatically sews reinforcement stitches, then stops.
* If the automatic thread cutting setting is selected
before sewing, the machine will automatically cut
the thread at the end of stitching.
, and the feed
Memo
3
Utility Stitches
→
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Note
When button sewing is selected,
cannot be set.
b
Raise the presser foot lever.
c
Attach button fitting foot “M”, slide the
button along the metal plate and into the
presser foot, and then lower the presser foot
lever.
• To attach the button more securely, repeat the
procedure.
• Adjust the stitch width to the distance between the
holes in the button.
f
With scissors, cut the upper and bobbin
threads at the beginning of the stitching, pull
the upper thread at the end of the stitching to
the wrong side of the fabric, and then tie it
with the bobbin thread.
a
b
a Button
b Metal plate
d
Turn the handwheel toward you to check that
the needle correctly goes into the holes of the
button without touching it.
Memo
If a different stitch is selected,
setting.
returns to its original
CAUTION
• Make sure the needle does not strike the button
during sewing. The needle may break and cause
injury.
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■ Attaching a 4-Hole Button
Sew the two holes toward the front. Then, raise the
presser foot, move the fabric so that the needle goes
into the back two holes, and then sew them in the
same way.
b
When sewing is finished, pull the two ends of
the upper thread between the button and the
fabric, wind them around the shank, and then
tie them together.
c
Tie the ends of the bobbin thread together at
the beginning and end of the stitching on the
wrong side of the fabric
■ Attaching a Button with a Shank
a
Pull the shank lever toward you.
a
a Shank lever
Eyelets
Eyelets can be used for making belt holes and other similar applications.
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Presser
Foot
Eyelet
a
Press
b
Press
or
Stitch width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Auto
For making eyelets, holes on
belts, etc.
, and then attach presser foot “N”.
or
in the width display or
in the length display to set the size of
the eyelet.
7 mm
6 mm
c
Manual
Stitch length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
7.0
7.0 6.0 5.0
7.0
7.0 6.0 5.0
(1/4) (1/4 15/64 3/16) (1/4) (1/4 15/64 3/16)
NO
Lower the needle into the fabric at the
beginning of the stitching, lower the presser
foot lever, and then start sewing.
* Reinforcement stitches are automatically sewn at the
end of the stitching.
* If the automatic thread cutting setting is selected
before sewing, the machine will automatically cut
the thread at the end of stitching.
5 mm
a
a Starting point of stitching
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Manual
Twin
Needle
SEWING THE STITCHES
d
Use the eyelet punch to cut a hole in the
center of the stitching.
c
Press
, and then attach presser foot “N”.
Multi-Directional Sewing (Straight
Stitch and Zigzag Stitch)
Memo
Use these stitches to attach patches or emblems to pant
legs, shirt sleeves, etc.
Pass the free arm through the tubular piece of fabric,
and then sew in the order shown in the illustration.
d
Insert the needle into the fabric at the starting
point of the stitching, and then sew seam 1.
3
Utility Stitches
Memo
For details on the stitches, refer to the “STITCH
SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.
4
a
3
1
2
a
Remove the flat bed attachment to enable
free-arm sewing.
a Starting point of stitching
e
Press
, and then sew seam 2.
* The fabric will move sideways, so guide the fabric
with your hands to sew straight.
b
Pass the free arm through the fabric.
f
Press
, and then sew seam 3.
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g
Press
, and then sew seam 4.
* The fabric will move sideways, so guide the fabric
with your hands to sew straight.
Zipper Insertion
■ Centered Zipper
Use for bags and other such applications.
a
Press
.
* Be sure to select the straight stitch with the middle
(center) needle position.
Memo
Zigzag stitches can also be used with multi-directional
sewing.
Memo
For details on the stitches, refer to the “STITCH
SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.
b
Attach presser foot “J”, sew straight stitches
up to the zipper opening, and then sew
basting stitches to the top of the fabric.
c
a
b
d
a
b
c
d
c
Wrong side of fabric
End of zipper opening
Basting
Reverse stitching
Press open the seam allowance, align the
seam with the center of the zipper, and then
baste the zipper in place.
b
a
a
c
a Wrong side of fabric
b Basting
c Zipper teeth
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SEWING THE STITCHES
d
Remove presser foot “J”, and then attach the
pin on the right side of zipper foot “I” to the
presser foot holder.
a
■ Side Zipper
Use for side zippers on skirts or dresses.
a
Press
.
* Be sure to select the straight stitch with the middle
(center) needle position.
c
b
a Right side
b Left side
c Needle drop point
CAUTION
e
3
b
Attach presser foot “J”, sew straight stitches
to the zipper opening, and then sew basting
stitches to the edge of the fabric.
Topstitch around the zipper, and then remove
the basting.
a
b
c
a
b
c
d
CAUTION
• Make sure the needle does not strike the zipper
during sewing. If the needle strikes the zipper, the
needle may break, leading to injury.
Utility Stitches
• When using zipper foot “I”, make sure the straight
stitch, middle (center) needle position is selected.
Turn the handwheel to make sure the needle does
not strike the presser foot. If another stitch is
selected, the needle will strike the presser foot,
causing the needle to break and possibly causing
injury.
c
d
Basting
End of zipper opening
Reverse stitching
Wrong side of fabric
Press the seam allowance open and align the
folded hem along the teeth of the zipper,
while maintaining 3 mm (approx.
1/8 inch) of sewing space.
a
b
e
c
d
a
b
c
d
e
Zipper pull tab
Zipper teeth
End of zipper opening
3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch)
Wrong side of fabric
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d
Remove presser foot “J”, and then attach the
presser foot holder to the pin on the right side
of zipper foot “I”.
h
Close the zipper, turn the fabric over so that
the surface faces up, and then baste the other
side of the zipper to the fabric.
a
c
c
a
b
b
a Right side
b Left side
c Needle drop point
d
a
b
c
d
CAUTION
• When using zipper foot “I”, make sure the straight
stitch, middle (center) needle position is selected.
Turn the handwheel to make sure the needle does
not strike the presser foot. If another stitch is
selected, the needle will strike the presser foot,
causing the needle to break and possibly causing
injury.
e
Set the presser foot in the 3 mm (approx.
1/8 inch) margin.
f
Starting from the end of the zipper opening,
sew to a point about 50 mm (approx.
2 inches) from the edge of the fabric, then
stop the machine.
g
Pull down the zipper slider, then continue
sewing to the edge of the fabric.
a
i
Front of garment (wrong side of fabric)
Back of garment (surface of fabric)
Basting
Front of garment (surface of fabric)
Remove the presser foot, and then attach the
pin on the left side of the zipper foot to the
presser foot holder.
a
c
b
a Right side
b Left side
c Needle drop point
j
Set the fabric so that the left edge of the
presser foot touches the edge of the zipper
teeth.
k
Sew reverse stitches at the closed end of the
zipper, then continue sewing.
l
Stop sewing about 50 mm (approx.
2 inches) from the edge of the fabric, leave
the needle in the fabric, and remove the
basting stitches.
m
Open the zipper and sew the rest of the seam.
b
a 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch)
b 50 mm (approx. 2 inch)
a
CAUTION
b
c
• Make sure the needle does not strike the zipper
during sewing. If the needle strikes the zipper, the
needle may break, leading to injury.
d
a
b
c
d
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Basting
Reverse stitching
7 to 10 mm (approx. 1/4 to 3/8 inch)
50 mm (approx. 2 inches)
4
Chapter
4
Character/
Decorative
Stitches
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS.........................................................102
■ Stitch Selection Screens ........................................................................................................ 102
Selecting Decorative Stitch Patterns/7 mm Decorative Stitch Patterns/Satin Stitch Patterns/
7 mm Satin Stitch Patterns/Cross Stitch Patterns/Utility Decorative Stitch Patterns ............103
Alphabet Patterns.................................................................................................................103
SEWING STITCH PATTERNS .............................................................105
Sewing Attractive Finishes....................................................................................................105
Basic Sewing ........................................................................................................................105
Adjusting Patterns ................................................................................................................106
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS.............................................................108
■ Key Functions ....................................................................................................................... 108
Changing the Pattern Size ....................................................................................................109
Changing the Pattern Length (7 mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only) ..........................................109
Creating a Vertical Mirror Image .........................................................................................109
Creating a Horizontal Mirror Image.....................................................................................109
Selecting a Single/Repeating Pattern ....................................................................................110
Changing the Thread Density (Satin Stitch Patterns Only) ...................................................110
Returning to the Beginning of the Pattern ............................................................................111
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS......................................................112
Before Combining Patterns ..................................................................................................112
Combining Patterns from Different Categories ....................................................................112
Combining Stitch Patterns of Different Sizes........................................................................114
Combining Stitch Patterns of Different Orientations............................................................115
Combining Stitch Patterns of Different Lengths ...................................................................116
Creating Step Patterns (7 mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only) ....................................................117
■ Examples of Pattern Combinations ....................................................................................... 118
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION ...................................................119
Stitch Data Precautions ........................................................................................................119
■ Types of Stitch Data That Can Be Used .........................................................................119
■ Computers and Operating Systems with the Following Specifications Can Be Used .....119
■ Precautions on Using the Computer to Create and Save Data.......................................119
■ Trademarks....................................................................................................................119
Saving Stitch Patterns in the Machine’s Memory...................................................119
■ If the Memory Is Full ............................................................................................................ 120
Saving Stitch Patterns to the Computer .................................................................121
Retrieving Stitch Patterns from the Machine’s Memory .......................................................122
Retrieving Stitch Patterns from the Computer......................................................................123
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS
■ Stitch Selection Screens
Press
to display the screen shown below.
b
e
h
a
c
d
f
g
i
k
j
Press
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
Decorative stitch patterns
7 mm decorative stitch patterns
Satin stitch patterns
7 mm satin stitch patterns
Cross stitch patterns
Utility decorative stitch patterns
Alphabet patterns (gothic font)
Alphabet patterns (handwriting font)
Alphabet patterns (outline style)
Patterns saved in the machine’s
memory (see page 122)
k Patterns saved on the computer
(see page 123).
to display the previous or next page.
* The patterns in screens b, d and f have a stitch width of 7 mm or less. Both the stitch length and width can be adjusted.
a Decorative stitch
patterns
b 7 mm decorative
stitch patterns
c Satin stitch patterns d 7 mm satin stitch
patterns
f Utility decorative
stitch patterns
g Alphabet patterns h Alphabet patterns i Alphabet patterns
(gothic font)
(handwriting font)
(outline style)
e Cross stitch
patterns
Note
When the screen is locked (
102
), no key other than
and the
keys can be operated.
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS
Selecting Decorative Stitch Patterns/
7 mm Decorative Stitch Patterns/
Satin Stitch Patterns/
7 mm Satin Stitch Patterns/Cross
Stitch Patterns/Utility Decorative
Stitch Patterns
a
Press
c
To combine patterns, select the next pattern.
* Press
to check the selected pattern
combination.
* If the wrong pattern was selected, press
to
erase the pattern, and then select the new stitch
pattern.
, and then press the key for
the category containing the pattern that you
want to sew.
Alphabet Patterns
b
Select a stitch pattern that you want to sew.
* Press
to display the next page.
* Press
to display the previous page.
* Press
to return to the screen of pattern
a
Press
, and then press the key for
the character style that you want to sew.
Character/Decorative Stitches
Three alphabet patterns are available in different styles.
The procedure for selecting a character is the same with
all styles.
4
categories.
→ An image of the selected stitch pattern is displayed
below the symbol of the appropriate presser foot.
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SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS
b
Press
to display a selection
b
Press
.
c
Press
.
d
Press
, then
screen of characters, and then select a
character. Repeat this step until you have
selected all of the characters.
* If a wrong character was selected, press
to erase
the character, and then select the new character.
* To select a different character style, press
,
and then select the new character style.
* Press
to check the selected characters.
→ An image of the selected characters is displayed
below the symbol of the appropriate presser foot.
Example:
a
Press
To select “Bus”
.
.
→ “Bus” appears.
* A maximum of 70 characters can be combined.
104
SEWING STITCH PATTERNS
SEWING STITCH PATTERNS
Sewing Attractive Finishes
Note
• To achieve the best results when sewing character/decorative stitches, check the table below for the proper fabric/
needle/thread combinations.
• Other factors, such as the type or thickness of the fabric being sewn or the type of stabilizer material used, also affect the
stitching. Therefore, be sure to sew a few trial stitches before sewing your project.
• Since shrinkage or bunched stitches may result when satin stitches are sewn, be sure to affix stabilizer material to the
fabric.
• While sewing, guide the fabric with your hands so that it will be fed straight.
Fabric
When sewing on stretch fabrics, lightweight fabrics, or fabrics with coarse weaves, attach stabilizer on the wrong side
of the fabric. If you do not wish to do so, place the fabric on a thin paper such as tracing paper.
a Fabric
b Stabilizer
c Thin paper
a
c
b
#50 - #60
Needle
With lightweight, regular, or stretch fabrics: Ballpoint needle (golden colored)
With heavyweight fabrics: home sewing machine needle 90/14
Presser foot
Monogramming foot “N”.
Using another presser foot may give inferior results.
Basic Sewing
a
Select a stitch pattern.
b
Attach presser foot “N”.
c
Place the fabric under the presser foot, pull the
upper thread under the presser foot and to the
side, and then lower the presser foot lever.
d
4
Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”
button to sew reinforcement stitches, and
then press the “Start/Stop” button to start
sewing.
Character/Decorative Stitches
Thread
CAUTION
• When sewing 7 mm satin stitch patterns and the
stitches are bunched, lengthen the stitch length. If
you continue sewing when the stitches are
bunched, the needle may bend or break (see
“Adjusting the Stitch Length” on page 44).
Memo
If the fabric is pulled or pushed during sewing, the
pattern may not be sewn correctly. In addition,
depending on the pattern, there may be movement to
the left and right as well as to the front and back.
Therefore, guide the fabric with your hands so that it
will be fed straight.
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SEWING STITCH PATTERNS
e
Press the “Start/Stop” button to stop the
machine, and then press the “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew
reinforcement stitches.
Adjusting Patterns
Depending on the type and thickness of the fabric being
sewn, the sewing speed, whether or not stabilizer
material is used, etc., the desired result may not be
achieved. If this occurs, sew
, and then perform
the following adjustment using the same sewing
conditions as those used for your project. If the pattern
Memo
• When sewing character stitch patterns, the machine
automatically sews reinforcement stitches at the end
of the stitching, then stops (The machine is
automatically set to sew reinforcement stitches at
the beginning and end of each character.)
is still misaligned after making adjustments with
selected, adjust each pattern separately.
a
Press
, and then press
on P. 6 of
the screen.
• After sewing is finished, trim any excess thread.
b
Attach presser foot “N”, and then sew a single
pattern.
c
Compare the sewn pattern with the following
illustration.
Note
When sewing some patterns, the needle will stop in
the raised position while the fabric is fed due to the
operation of the needle bar separation mechanism
which is used in this machine. At such times, a clicking
sound different from the sound generated during
sewing will be heard. This sound is normal and is not
the sign of a malfunction.
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SEWING STITCH PATTERNS
d
Press
.
e
Sew the pattern again. If the pattern still is
not sewn correctly, adjust it again. Continue
making adjustments until the pattern is sewn
correctly.
Memo
You can sew with the settings screen on the display.
f
After the pattern is sewn correctly, quit
making adjustments. Press
to return to
the previous screen.
Note
The adjustment made will remain until changed again.
If the pattern is bunched together:
If the pattern is stretched:
Press
in the FINE ADJUST VERTI. display.
Each press of the key decreases the value and shortens
the pattern.
4
Character/Decorative Stitches
Press
in the FINE ADJUST VERTI. display.
Each press of the key increases the value and lengthens
the pattern.
If the pattern is skewed to the left:
Press
in the FINE ADJUST HORIZ. display.
Each press of the key increases the value and moves the
pattern to the right.
If the pattern is skewed to the right:
Press
in the FINE ADJUST HORIZ. display.
Each press of the key decreases the value and moves the
pattern to the left.
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EDITING STITCH PATTERNS
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS
Using the editing functions, you can change the patterns in a variety of ways, such as resizing them or flipping them
to create a mirror image.
Memo
Depending on the pattern that is selected, some editing functions may not be available.
b
a
g
f
e
c
d
j
n
o
h
i
m
k
l
■ Key Functions
No.
108
Key
Name
Function
Page
49
a
Screen lock key
Press this key to lock the screen.
When the screen is locked, the various settings, such as the stitch width and stitch
length, are locked and cannot be changed. Press this key again to unlock the
settings.
b
Image check key
Press this key to check an image of the selected patterns (characters).
c
Automatic
Press this key to select the automatic reinforcement stitching setting. If you select
reinforcement stitch key this setting before sewing, the machine will automatically sew reinforcement
stitches at the beginning and end of stitching. Press this key again to cancel the
setting.
45
d
Automatic thread
cutting key
46
e
Horizontal mirror image Press this key to create a horizontal mirror image of the selected stitch pattern.
key
109
f
Vertical mirror image
key
109
g
Needle mode selection Press this key to select the setting for twin needle sewing. Each time this key is
key (single/twin)
pressed, the setting switches between that for single needle sewing and for twin
needle sewing.
32
h
Elongation key
If a 7 mm satin stitch pattern is selected, press this key to select from five settings
for changing the pattern length without changing the zigzag width or stitch length.
109
i
Single/repeat sewing
key
Press this key to switch between sewing the pattern a single time or repeatedly.
110
j
Stitch settings key
Press this key to open the screen for changing the stitch width, stitch length and
thread tension for the selected pattern. Normally, the machine has default settings.
44
k
Back to beginning key
When sewing is stopped, press this key to return to the beginning of the pattern.
111
l
Delete key
If the wrong pattern was accidentally selected, press this key to erase it. If patterns
have been combined, each press of this key erases the last pattern in the
combination.
m
Memory key
Press this key to save the pattern combination.
119
n
Size key
Press this key after selecting a pattern to change the size of the pattern (large or
small).
109
o
Thread density key
Press this key after selecting a pattern to change the stitching density of the
pattern.
110
Press this key to select the automatic thread cutting setting. If you select this
setting before sewing, the machine will automatically cut the thread at the end of
stitching. Press this key again to cancel the setting.
Press this key to create a vertical mirror image of the selected stitch pattern.
103, 104
103, 104
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS
Changing the Pattern Size
After selecting a stitch pattern, press
desired size is selected.
Creating a Vertical Mirror Image
until the
After selecting a stitch pattern, press
pattern vertically.
to flip the
Memo
• Stitch patterns entered after the pattern size was
changed are added at the selected size until it is
changed again.
• You cannot change the size of stitch patterns once
they have been combined.
Actual size
L
Creating a Horizontal Mirror Image
After selecting a stitch pattern, press
pattern horizontally.
Changing the Pattern Length
(7 mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only)
4
Character/Decorative Stitches
S
to flip the
If 7 mm satin stitch patterns are selected, the pattern
length can be changed without changing the zigzag
width or stitch length. After selecting a stitch pattern,
press
to select one of the five settings available.
109
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS
Selecting a Single/Repeating Pattern
Press
to select whether the pattern is sewn
repeatedly or once.
Changing the Thread Density
(Satin Stitch Patterns Only)
After selecting a stitch pattern, press
desired stitching density is selected.
Memo
If you press
until the
CAUTION
while sewing, the key changes to
and the machine will sew one copy of the
pattern, then automatically stop.
• If the stitches bunch when thread density is
changed to
, return the thread density to
. If you continue sewing when the stitches are
bunched, the needle may bend or break.
Memo
• Stitch patterns entered after the stitching density
was changed are added at the selected density until
it is changed again.
• You cannot change the stitching density of stitch
patterns once they have been combined.
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EDITING STITCH PATTERNS
Returning to the Beginning of the
Pattern
When sewing character/decorative stitches, you can
return to the beginning of the pattern after trial sewing
or when the stitching is sewn incorrectly.
Memo
This function is not available for the sititches in the
category.
a
Press the “Start/Stop” button to stop the
machine, and then press
.
4
Character/Decorative Stitches
→ Sewing returns to the beginning of the selected
pattern (“W”) from the point where sewing was
stopped.
Memo
If this key is pressed when sewing is stopped, patterns
can be added at the end of a combined stitch pattern.
(In this example, “!” is added.)
b
Press the “Start/Stop” button to continue
sewing.
111
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
You can combine many varieties of stitch patterns, such as character stitches, cross stitches, or satin stitches. You
can also combine stitch patterns of different sizes, mirror image stitch patterns, and others.
Before Combining Patterns
Note
• When stitch patterns are combined, the machine is automatically set to sew the pattern once. To repeatedly sew the
combined stitch patterns, combine the patterns, and then press
so that it appears as
.
• You cannot change settings (such as the size and orientation) for stitch patterns once they have been combined. To
resize or reorient the patterns, specify the settings for each pattern as it is added to the combination.
• Stitch patterns displayed on the LCD screen are for your reference. Sewing result and proportion may differ from the
stitch pattern on the LCD screen. Please sew a trial on a piece of fabric before stitching on your project.
Combining Patterns from Different
Categories
b
Press
c
Press
.
Example:
a
Press
.
.
→ The screen of pattern categories appears.
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COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
d
Press
.
Memo
• Press
to erase the last pattern entered.
Patterns are erased one at a time.
• If the entire combined pattern cannot be displayed,
press
to view an image of the pattern. Press
to return to the previous screen.
e
Press
.
4
f
Character/Decorative Stitches
→ The image of the pattern appears.
To repeatedly sew the pattern combination,
press
so that it appears as
.
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COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
Combining Stitch Patterns of Different
Sizes
c
Press
again, and then press
appears as
so that it
.
Example:
a
Press
.
→ The second pattern is displayed in the smaller size.
d
To repeatedly sew the pattern combination,
press
b
Press
.
.
→ The larger size pattern appears.
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so that it appears as
→ The combination appears as a repeating pattern.
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
Combining Stitch Patterns of Different
Orientations
c
Press
again, and then press
appears as
so that it
.
Example:
a
Press
.
→ The second pattern is flipped horizontally.
press
b
Press
so that it appears as
.
4
Character/Decorative Stitches
d
To repeatedly sew the pattern combination,
.
→ The combination appears as a repeating pattern.
115
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
Combining Stitch Patterns of Different
Lengths
a
Press
c
Press
again, and then press
times so that it appears as
three
.
.
→ The second pattern is displayed with a length of 2.
d
To repeatedly sew the pattern combination,
press
b
Press
, and then press
it appears as
so that it appears as
.
once so that
.
→ The combination appears as a repeating pattern.
→ The pattern is displayed with a length of 4.
116
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
b
Creating Step Patterns (7 mm Satin
Stitch Patterns Only)
Press
, and then press
.
Stitch patterns that are shifted to create a step-shaped
pattern are called step patterns.
Step patterns can be created by using
shift 7 mm satin stitch patterns.
and
to
Press
once to move the stitch pattern to the left by
half the width of the stitch pattern.
Press
once to move the stitch pattern to the right by
half the width of the stitch pattern.
→ The next pattern is moved to the right.
c
Press
d
Press
again, and then press
.
4
Character/Decorative Stitches
Example:
a
Press
.
so that it appears as
.
→ The combination appears as a repeating pattern.
117
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS
■ Examples of Pattern Combinations
118
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
→
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
Stitch Data Precautions
Observe the following precautions when using stitch
data other than that created and saved in this machine.
■ Types of Stitch Data That Can Be Used
• Only .pmu stitch data files can be used with this
machine. Using data other than that created
using this machine may cause the machine to
malfunction.
Saving Stitch Patterns in the
Machine’s Memory
You can save often-used stitch patterns in the machine’s
memory. The machine's memory can hold up to a
maximum of 24 stitch patterns, 70 entries per stitch
pattern, or 224 KB.
Note
Do not turn off the machine while the “Saving” screen
is displayed, otherwise you may lose the stitch pattern
that you are saving.
■ Computers and Operating Systems with the
Following Specifications Can Be Used
• Compatible models:
IBM PC with a USB port as standard equipment
IBM PC-compatible computer equipped with a
USB port as standard equipment
■ Precautions on Using the Computer to
Create and Save Data
• If the file name of stitch data cannot be
identified, for example, because the name
contains special characters or symbols, the file is
not displayed. If this occurs, change the name of
the file. It is recommended to use the upper and
lower case letters, the numbers 0 through 9, the
dash “-”, and the underline “_”. Do not use
comma “,” period “.” in the file name.
• It takes a few seconds to save a stitch pattern in the
machine’s memory.
• See page 122 for information on retrieving a saved
stitch pattern.
a
Press
.
4
Character/Decorative Stitches
• Compatible operating systems:
Microsoft Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
(Windows 98SE requires a driver. Download the
driver from our Web site (www.babylock.com).
In addition, only Windows 98 Second Edition
can use the driver.)
Memo
• Do not create folders in “Removable Disk” on a
computer. If stitch data is stored in a folder, that
stitch data cannot be displayed by the machine.
■ Trademarks
• IBM is a registered trademark or a trademark of
International Business Machines Corporation.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
Each company whose software title is mentioned in
this manual has a software license agreement
specific to its proprietary programs.
All other brands and product names mentioned in
this manual are registered trademarks of their
respective companies. However, the explanations
for markings such as ® and ™ are not clearly
described within the text.
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USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
b
Press
* Press
b
.
Select a stitch pattern to be deleted.
* Press
to return to the previous screen
without saving the stitch pattern.
to display the next page.
* Only the first entry of each stitch pattern is displayed
in the memory. Press
to view the entire stitch
pattern.
* Press
if you do not want to delete the stitch
pattern.
a
→ The “Saving” screen appears. When the pattern is
saved, the previous screen appears automatically.
■ If the Memory Is Full
If this screen appears while you are trying to save a
pattern on the machine’s memory, the memory is
too full to hold the currently selected stitch pattern.
To save the stitch pattern in the machine’s memory,
you have to delete a previously saved stitch pattern.
a
Press
a Saved stitch patterns
c
Press
.
to continue.
* Press
to return to the previous screen
without saving the stitch pattern.
→ A confirmation message appears.
120
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
d
Press
.
* If you decide not to delete the stitch pattern, press
a
.
Plug the USB cable connectors into the
corresponding USB ports on the computer
and on the machine.
* The USB cable can be plugged into the USB ports
on the computer and machine whether or not they
are turned on.
a
b
b
a
→ The old stitch pattern is deleted, and the new stitch
pattern is automatically saved.
→ The “Removable Disk” icon appears in “My
Computer” on the computer.
Using the included USB cable, connect the sewing
machine to your computer so that stitch patterns can be
retrieved from and saved to your computer.
Note
• The connectors on the USB cable can only be
inserted into a port in one direction. If it is difficult to
insert the connector, do not insert it with force, and
then check the orientation of the connector.
• For details on the position of the USB port on the
computer, refer to the instruction manual for the
corresponding equipment/computer.
Note
Do not turn off the machine while the “Saving” screen
is displayed, otherwise you may lose the stitch pattern
that you are saving.
b
Press
4
Character/Decorative Stitches
Saving Stitch Patterns to the
Computer
a USB port
b USB cable connector
.
121
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
c
Press
.
→ Press
to return to the previous screen
without saving the stitch pattern.
Retrieving Stitch Patterns from the
Machine’s Memory
a
→ The stitch pattern is temporarily saved to
“Removable Disk” under “My Computer”.
d
Select the stitch pattern’s .pmu file in
“Removable Disk”, and copy the file to the
computer.
Press
.
→ The pocket selection screen appears.
b
Select a stitch pattern to be retrieved.
* Press
* Press
* Press
to display the next page.
to view the entire stitch pattern.
to return to the previous screen
without retrieving the stitch pattern.
a
Note
• Do not turn off the machine while the “Saving”
screen is displayed, otherwise you may lose the
data.
• Since the files are only temporarily saved on
“Removable Disk”, turning off the machine will erase
the files. Be sure to copy the necessary files onto
the hard disk of the computer.
a Saved stitch patterns
122
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
c
Press
* Press
c
.
Move/copy the pattern data to “Removable
Disk”.
to delete the stitch pattern.
Memo
A maximum of 24 stitch patterns or 476 KB can be
moved or copied to “Removable Disk”.
→ The selected stitch pattern is retrieved and the
sewing screen appears.
→ Stitch pattern data in “Removable Disk” is written to
the machine.
4
a
Plug the USB cable connectors into the
corresponding USB ports on the computer
and on the machine (see page 121).
b
On the computer, open “My Computer”, and
then go to “Removable Disk”.
Note
• While data is being written, do not disconnect the
USB cable.
• Do not create folders within “Removable Disk”.
Since folders are not displayed, stitch pattern data
within folders cannot be retrieved.
d
Press
.
Character/Decorative Stitches
Retrieving Stitch Patterns from the
Computer
→ The stitch patterns in the computer are displayed in
the selection screen.
123
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION
e
Select a stitch pattern to be retrieved.
* Press
to view the entire stitch pattern.
* Press
to return to the previous screen
without retrieving the stitch pattern.
a
CAUTION
• When disconnecting the USB cable:
Before disconnecting the USB cable, click the
“Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon in the taskbar of
Windows® Me/2000 or the “Safely Remove
Hardware” icon in the taskbar of Windows® XP.
Then, when the removable disk has been removed
safely, disconnect the USB cable from the computer
and the machine.
With Windows 98 SE, check that the Access
lamp is not flashing before disconnecting the
USB cable from the computer and the
machine.
a Saved stitch patterns
f
Press
* Press
.
to delete the stitch pattern.
→ The selected stitch pattern is retrieved and the
sewing screen appears.
124
Note
• Be sure to perform the operation described above
before disconnecting the USB cable from the
computer and the machine, otherwise the computer
may malfunction, the data may not be written
correctly, or the data or data writing area on the
machine may be damaged.
• The pattern retrieved from the computer is only
temporarily written to the machine. It is erased from
the machine when the machine is turned off. If you
wish to keep the pattern, store it in the machine (see
“Saving Stitch Patterns in the Machine’s Memory”
on page 119).
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Chapter
5
Appendix
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ..............................................................126
Cleaning the LCD ..................................................................................................126
Cleaning the Machine Casing ................................................................................126
Cleaning the Race .................................................................................................126
Cleaning the Bobbin Case .....................................................................................127
ADJUSTING THE SCREEN .................................................................128
Screen Visibility Is Low .........................................................................................128
Touch Panel Is Malfunctioning ..............................................................................128
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................................................130
ERROR MESSAGES.............................................................................133
■ Alarm ............................................................................................................................135
SPECIFICATIONS...............................................................................136
UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE .................................137
STITCH SETTING CHART ..................................................................139
INDEX................................................................................................147
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CAUTION
• Be sure to unplug the machine before cleaning it. Otherwise, electric shock or injury may result.
g
Cleaning the LCD
Grasp the bobbin case, and then pull it out.
If the surface of the LCD is dirty, lightly wipe it with a
soft dry cloth. Do not use organic solvents or
detergents.
Cleaning the Machine Casing
If the surface of the machine is dirty, dampen a cloth
with a neutral detergent, wring it out firmly, and then
wipe the surface. Then, wipe again with a dry cloth.
If dust or dirt collects in the race or bobbin case, the
machine will not run well, and the bobbin thread
detection function may not operate.
Keep the machine clean for best results.
a
Press the “Needle Position” button to raise
the needle.
b
Raise the presser foot.
c
Turn off the machine.
d
Remove the needle, presser foot and presser
foot holder (see page 34 through 36).
e
Remove the flat bed attachment.
f
Grasp both sides of the needle plate cover,
and then slide it toward you.
Use the included cleaning brush or a vacuum
cleaner to remove any lint and dust from the
race and its surrounding area.
a
b
a
126
a Bobbin case
h
Cleaning the Race
a Needle plate cover
a
a Cleaning brush
b Race
Note
Do not apply oil to the race.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
i
Insert the bobbin case so that the projection
on the bobbin case aligns with the spring.
Cleaning the Bobbin Case
Thread wax and dust easily collect around the notch in
the tension spring on the bobbin case, resulting in an
incorrect thread tension. Therefore, the bobbin case
should be cleaned as necessary should tension
problems arise.
When cleaning the bobbin case, use business card
stock or another type of paper of similar thickness and
sturdiness in order to prevent pieces of paper tearing off
and getting lodged in the bobbin case.
a
b
a
Follow steps from “Cleaning the Race” on
page 126 to remove the bobbin case.
b
Using a piece of paper of adequate thickness
and sturdiness, slide the paper between the
tension plate base and the tension spring and
also slide the paper behind the notch of the
spring to remove any dirt or dust.
b
a
a Projection
b Spring
j
Insert the tabs on the needle plate cover into
the needle plate, and then slide the cover
back into place.
a
d
5
a
d
e
b
Appendix
c
a
a
b
c
d
e
b
a Needle plate cover
b Tabs
Note
• Never use a bobbin case that is scratched;
otherwise, the upper thread may become tangled,
the needle may break, or sewing performance may
suffer.
• For a new bobbin case (part code: XC3153-151),
contact your nearest authorized Baby Lock retailer.
• Be sure that the bobbin case is correctly installed.
Otherwise, the needle may break.
Tension plate base
Notch
Paper (e.g. business card type)
Tension spring
Bobbin case projection (stopper)
Memo
Do not bend the tension spring. In addition, do not use
anything other than recommended paper to clean the
bobbin case.
c
Use the included cleaning brush to remove
any lint and dust from inside the bobbin case.
d
Reinsert the bobbin case and needle plate
cover assuring the bobbin case projection
(stopper) is touching the bracket spring.
127
ADJUSTING THE SCREEN
ADJUSTING THE SCREEN
Screen Visibility Is Low
If the screen is difficult to read when the machine is
turned on, follow the procedure described below.
a
Turn off the machine, hold your finger
anywhere on the screen, and then turn the
machine on.
Touch Panel Is Malfunctioning
If the screen does not respond correctly when a key is
pressed (the machine does not perform the operation or
performs a different operation), follow the procedure
described below to make the proper adjustments.
a
Turn off the machine, hold your finger
anywhere on the screen, and then turn the
machine on.
→ The BRIGHTNESS OF LCD screen appears.
Memo
→ The BRIGHTNESS OF LCD screen appears.
Continue touching the LCD until the screen shown
below appears.
Press
or
b
the screen.
to adjust the brightness of
b
Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button.
→ The touch panel adjustment screen appears.
c
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Turn the machine off, then on again.
ADJUSTING THE SCREEN
c
Using the included touch pen, lightly touch
the center of each ×, in order from 1 to 5.
* If the buzzer sounds one time after you press
number 5, the operation is finished, and “SUCCESS”
appears on the screen.
If the buzzer sounds twice, there was an error. In
this case, repeat the steps above.
Note
Only use the included touch pen to touch the screen.
Do not use a mechanical pencil, screwdriver or any
other hard or sharp object. Do not apply a strong force
to the display, otherwise damage to the display may
result.
5
After making the necessary touch panel
adjustment, turn the machine off, then on
again.
Appendix
d
Note
If you finish the touch panel adjustment and the screen
still does not respond, or if you cannot complete the
adjustment, contact your authorized retailer.
129
TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
If you have a minor problem with your sewing machine, check the following solutions. If the solutions suggested do
not correct the problem, contact your authorized Baby Lock retailer.
Memo
This machine is equipped with a simple troubleshooting feature that can be used in case minor problems occur during
sewing. Press
, and then press
to display a list of problems. Press the key for the
appropriate problem, and then check for the causes that are displayed.
Problem
Upper thread breaks
Bobbin thread breaks
Skipped stitches
Cause
Solution
The machine was threaded incorrectly (the spool Rethread the machine correctly.
is installed incorrectly, the wrong spool cap was
used, the needle bar thread guide did not catch
the thread, etc.).
130
29
The thread is knotted or tangled.
Remove the knots and tangles.
−
The thread is too thick for the needle.
Check the table of fabric, thread and needle
combinations, and select the appropriate
combination.
37
The upper thread tension is too strong.
Adjust the thread tension.
45
The thread is tangled.
Use scissors, etc., to cut the tangled thread and
remove it from the race (bobbin case), etc.
−
The needle is bent or blunt.
Replace the needle with a new one.
35
The needle is installed incorrectly.
Reinstall the needle correctly.
35
There are scratches around the hole in the
needle plate.
Replace the needle plate, or consult your
authorized retailer.
−
There are scratches around the hole in the
presser foot.
Replace the presser foot, or consult your
authorized retailer.
−
There are scratches on the race (bobbin case).
Replace the race (bobbin case), or consult your
authorized retailer.
−
Bobbin is set incorrectly.
Reset the bobbin correctly.
28
There are scratches on the bobbin or it doesn’t
rotate properly.
Replace the bobbin.
−
The thread is tangled.
Use scissors etc., to cut the tangled thread and
remove it from the race (bobbin case), etc.
−
The machine is threaded incorrectly.
Check the procedure for threading the machine
and rethread it correctly.
29
The thread or needle is not suitable for the type
of fabric being sewn.
Check the table of fabric, thread and needle
combinations, and select the appropriate
combination.
37
The needle is bent or blunt.
Replace the needle with a new one.
35
The needle is installed incorrectly.
Reinstall the needle correctly.
35
The needle is defective.
Replace the needle.
Dust or lint has collected under the needle plate. Remove the dust or lint with the brush.
Fabric puckers
Page
The upper or bobbin threading is incorrect.
Check the procedure for threading the machine
and rethread it correctly.
35
126
28, 29
The spool is installed incorrectly.
Reinstall the spool correctly.
29
The thread or needle is not suitable for the type
of fabric being sewn.
Check the table of fabric, thread and needle
combinations, and select the appropriate
combination.
37
The needle is bent or blunt.
Replace the needle with a new one.
35
The stitches are too long for sewing lightweight
fabrics.
Shorten the stitch length.
44
The thread tension is set incorrectly.
Adjust the thread tension.
45
The wrong presser foot was used.
Attach the correct presser foot.
139
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
High-pitched sound while
sewing
Cannot thread the needle
Cause
Remove the dust or lint.
126
Pieces of thread are caught in the race (bobbin
case).
Clean the race (bobbin case).
126
The upper threading is incorrect.
Check the procedure for threading the machine
and rethread it correctly.
29
There are scratches on the race (bobbin case).
Replace the race (bobbin case), or consult your
authorized retailer.
−
The needle is not in the correct position.
Press the “Needle Position” button to raise the
needle.
11
The threading hook does not pass through the
eye of the needle.
Press the “Needle Position” button to raise the
needle.
11
The needle is installed incorrectly.
Reinstall the needle correctly.
35
Check the procedure for threading the machine
and rethread it correctly.
29
Bobbin is set incorrectly.
Reset the bobbin thread correctly.
28
The thread or needle is not suitable for the type
of fabric being sewn.
Check the table of fabric, thread and needle
combinations, and select the appropriate
combination.
37
The presser foot holder is not attached
correctly.
Reattach the presser foot holder correctly.
59
The thread tension is set incorrectly.
Adjust the thread tension.
45
Attach the correct presser foot.
139
Character pattern does not The wrong presser foot was used.
sew out correctly
Pattern adjustment settings were set incorrectly.
Machine does not operate
LCD cannot be read
Correct the pattern adjustment settings.
106
The thread tension is set incorrectly.
Adjust the thread tension.
45
The needle is installed incorrectly.
Reinstall the needle correctly.
35
The needle clamp screw is not tightened.
Tighten the needle clamp screw.
36
The needle is bent or blunt.
Replace the needle with a new one.
35
The thread or needle is not suitable for the type
of fabric being sewn.
Check the table of fabric, thread and needle
combinations, and select the appropriate
combination.
37
The wrong presser foot was used.
Attach the correct presser foot.
139
The upper thread tension is too strong.
Adjust the thread tension.
45
The fabric is pulled during sewing.
Do not pull the fabric during sewing.
−
The spool is installed incorrectly.
Reinstall the spool correctly.
30
There are scratches around the hole in the
needle plate.
Replace the needle plate, or consult your
authorized retailer.
−
There are scratches around the hole(s) in the
presser foot.
Replace the presser foot, or consult your
authorized retailer.
−
There are scratches on the race (bobbin case).
Replace the race (bobbin case), or consult your
authorized retailer.
−
The needle is defective.
Replace the needle.
35
The feed dogs are lowered.
Press the drop feed key to raise the feed dogs.
The stitches are too close together.
Lengthen the stitch length.
44
The wrong presser foot was used.
Attach the correct presser foot.
139
The needle is bent or blunt.
Replace the needle with a new one.
35
The thread is tangled.
Use scissors, etc., to cut the tangled thread and
remove it from the race (bobbin case), etc.
−
5
Appendix
Fabric does not feed
through the machine
Page
Dust or lint is caught in the feed dogs.
Thread tension is incorrect The upper threading is incorrect.
Needle breaks
Solution
21, 62
There is no pattern selected.
Select a pattern.
The “Start/Stop” button was not pressed.
Press the “Start/Stop” button.
52, 102
The main power switch is not turned on.
Turn the main power to on.
18
The presser foot is not lowered.
Lower the presser foot.
40
The “Start/Stop” button was pressed while the
foot controller is connected.
Remove the foot controller, or use the foot
controller to operate the machine.
11, 41
The LCD contrast is not properly adjusted.
Adjust the LCD contrast.
22, 128
40
131
TROUBLESHOOTING
CAUTION
• This machine is equipped with a thread detection device. If the “Start/Stop” button is pushed before the upper
threading is done, the machine will not operate properly. Also, depending on the pattern selected, the machine may
feed the fabric even if the needle is raised. This is due to the needle bar release mechanism. At these times, the
machine will make a sound different from that made during normal sewing. This is not the sign of a malfunction.
• If the power is disconnected during sewing:
Turn the main power to OFF and unplug the machine.
If you restart the machine, follow the instructions for operating the machine correctly.
132
ERROR MESSAGES
ERROR MESSAGES
If the “Start/Stop button” or the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button is pressed before the machine is correctly set
up or if an incorrect operation is performed, the machine stops and informs you of the error with an alarm and an
error message. If an error message appears, correct the problem according to the instructions in the message.
(The message that is displayed can be cancelled either by pressing
or performing the operation correctly.)
This message is displayed if a
malfunction occurred.
This message is displayed when you
try to use the needle threader lever
while twin needle sewing is set.
This message is displayed when
the upper thread is broken or not
threaded correctly, and the “Start/
Stop” button or the “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button is
pressed.
This message is displayed when a
buttonhole stitch is selected and
the “Start/Stop” button or the
“Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”
button is pressed while the
buttonhole lever is raised.
5
• Be sure to rethread the machine. If you press the
“Start/Stop” button without rethreading the
machine, the thread tension may be wrong or the
needle may break and cause injury.
This message is displayed when
using USB cable to download
information from PC to machine.
Appendix
CAUTION
This message is displayed when
the “Start/Stop” button, “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button,
“Thread Cutter” button or “Presser
Foot Lifter” button is pressed while
the presser foot lever is raised/the
needle is lowered.
This message is displayed when
the memory is full and the stitch or
pattern cannot be saved.
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ERROR MESSAGES
This message is displayed when
This message is displayed when
the bobbin thread is running out.
is pressed while the
presser foot is raised.
This message is displayed when
or
This message is displayed when
the bobbin is being wound, and the
motor locks because the thread is
tangled, etc.
is pressed after a
pattern is selected.
This message is displayed when
is pressed while a utility
This message is displayed when
the needle is in the down position
and the needle threader is lowered.
stitch is selected.
134
This message is displayed when a
stitch other than a buttonhole stitch
is selected and the “Start/Stop”
button or the “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button is
pressed while the buttonhole lever
is lowered.
This message is displayed when
the “Start/Stop” button is pressed
while the foot controller is
connected.
This message is displayed while
upgrade file is being downloaded
to machine.
This message is displayed when
the motor locks up due to tangled
thread or for other reasons related
to thread delivery.
ERROR MESSAGES
This message is displayed when
the machine is set for twin needle
sewing and a pattern that cannot
be sewn with the twin needle is
selected.
This message is displayed when
you try to sew with a stitch other
than a middle needle position stitch
while the single-hole needle plate
is installed.
This message is displayed when
the needle plate is removed with
the machine on.
This message is displayed when
the “Start/Stop” button, “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button, or
the “Thread Cutter” button is
pressed while the presser foot is
raised.
5
Appendix
This message is displayed when
the “Start/Stop” button is pressed
while the sewing speed controller
is set to control the zigzag stitch
width.
■ Alarm
If an incorrect operation is performed, the machine
beeps two or four times.
Memo
To turn the alarm on or off, press
.
For details, see page 22.
135
SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
Item
Sewing Machine
136
Specification
Dimensions
51.1 cm (W) × 30.5 cm (H) × 25.8 cm (D) (approx. 20-1/8 inches
(W) × 12 inches (H) × 10-1/8 inches (D))
Case dimensions
58.2 cm (W) × 31.9 cm (H) × 28.4 cm (D) (approx. 22-7/8 inches
(W) × 12-1/2 inches (H) × 11-1/8 inches (D))
Weight
11.3 kg (24.9 lb.)
Sewing speed
70 to 1000 stitches per minute
Needle
Home sewing machine needles (HA × 130)
UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE
UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE
You can use a computer to download software upgrades for your sewing machine.
When an upgrade program is available on www.babylock.com, please download the files following the instructions
on the web site and steps below.
Note
There are two upgrade files. Be sure to download both files successively.
Memo
• When the machine’s software is upgraded, saved combinations of character and decorative stitches are erased.
• While the software is being upgraded, the buzzer will not sound when a key is pressed.
a
While holding the “Presser Foot Lifter” button
pressed, turn on the machine.
d
When the screen shown in step a appears
again, press
→ The following screen appears.
.
→ The message “Saving the upgrade file. Do not turn
main power to OFF.”appears. The download takes
about 3 minutes.
Press LOAD after saving the
upgrade file in the
e
machine.
When the following screen appears, the first
upgrade file is downloaded.
5
upgrade file in the
machine.
b
Appendix
Press LOAD after saving the
Plug the USB cable connectors into the
corresponding USB ports on the computer
and on the machine.
→ The “Removable Disk” icon appears in “My
Computer” on the computer.
c
Copy the upgrade file to “Removable Disk”.
f
Copy the second upgrade file to “Removable
Disk”.
g
When the screen shown in step a appears
again, press
.
→ The message “Saving the upgrade file. Do not turn
main power to OFF.”appears. The download takes
about 3 minutes.
→ The message “Connected to PC. Do not disconnect
the USB cable.” appears.
137
UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE
h
When the following screen appears,
upgrading is completed.
Press LOAD after saving the
upgrade file in the
machine.
Upgrade complete.
Note
If an error occurred, an error message appears in red.
At this time, turn the machine off, and then start the
procedure again from step a.
i
138
Disconnect the USB cable, and turn the
machine off, then on again.
STITCH SETTING CHART
STITCH SETTING CHART
Note
When using the twin needle (see page 32), be sure to attach presser foot “J”.
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Piecing stitch (Middle)
Piecing stitch (Right)
Piecing stitch (Left)
Presser
Foot
Auto
Manual
—
—
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
Piecework/patchwork
5.5
6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) right
(7/32)
seam allowance
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
Piecework/patchwork
6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) left
seam allowance
1.5
(1/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
20.0
5.0 - 30.0
(3/4) (3/16 - 1-3/16)
NO
1.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/16 - 1/8)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.6
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
1.6
0.3 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
1.6
0.3 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
Overcasting (medium weight
and stretch fabrics), tape and
elastic
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Overcasting (medium,
heavyweight and stretch
fabrics), tape and elastic
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
2.0
0.5 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
2.0
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.6 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
7.0
(1/4)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Basting stitch (Middle)
Basting
Reinforced stitching, sewing
and decorative applications
Quilting appliqué
zigzag stitch
Zigzag stitch for quilting and
sewing on appliqué quilt
pieces
Zigzag stitch (Right)
Start from right needle
position, zigzag sew at left
2 step elastic zigzag
3 step elastic zigzag
Start from left needle position,
zigzag sew at right
Quilting appliqué
stitch
Quilting stitch for invisible
appliqué or attaching binding
Shell tuck edge
Shell tuck edge finish on
fabrics
Blanket stitch
Quilting stippling
Twin
Needle
Manual
Quilting stitch made to look like
hand quilting stitch
Zigzag stitch (Left)
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Piecework/patchwork
Hand-look quilting
(Middle)
Stem stitch
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Appliqués, decorative blanket
stitch
Background quilting
139
STITCH SETTING CHART
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Twin
Needle
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.5
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
0.2 - 4.0
(1/61 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.0
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.2
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
6.0
(15/
64)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
5.5
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Decorative hems and bridging
stitch
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Single diamond
overcast
Reinforcement and seaming
stretch fabric
6.0
(15/
64)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Overcasting stitch
Reinforcement of stretch fabric
or decorative stitching
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Overcasting stitch
Tape attaching
Serpentine stitch
Feather stitch
Fagoting cross stitch
Couching stitch
Stretch knit seam
Attaching tape to seam in
stretch fabric
Decorative stitching and
attaching elastic
Fagoting, decorative stitching
Fagoting, bridging and
decorative stitching
Decorative stitching, attaching
cord and couching
Patchwork double
overlock stitch
Patchwork stitches, decorative
stitching
Smocking stitch
Smocking, decorative stitching
Rick-rack stitch
Decorative stitch
Decorative stitch
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
140
Presser
Foot
Decorative top stitching
Decorative stitching and
appliqué
Decorative stitching
Heirloom, decorative hems
STITCH SETTING CHART
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Presser
Foot
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Twin
Needle
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
General sewing, gather,
pintuck, etc. Reverse stitch is
sewn while pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
General sewing, gather,
pintuck, etc. Reinforcement
stitch is sewn while pressing
“Reverse/Reinforcement
Stitch” button.
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
General sewing, gather,
pintuck, etc. Reverse stitch is
sewn while pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
General sewing, gather,
pintuck, etc. Reinforcement
stitch is sewn while pressing
“Reverse/Reinforcement
Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Triple stretch stitch
General sewing for
reinforcement and decorative
topstitching
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Stem stitch
Reinforced stitching, sewing
and decorative applications
1.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/16 - 1/8)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Decorative stitch
Decorative stitching, top
stitching
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Basting stitch
Basting
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
20.0
5.0 - 30.0
(3/4) (3/16 - 1-3/16)
NO
For overcasting, mending.
Reverse stitch is sewn while
pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
For overcasting, mending.
Reinforcement stitch is sewn
while pressing “Reverse/
Reinforcement Stitch” button.
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.3 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.3 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Straight stitch (Left)
Straight stitch (Left)
Straight stitch (Middle)
Straight stitch (Middle)
Zigzag stitch (Middle)
Zigzag stitch (Middle)
Zigzag stitch (Right)
Start from right needle
position, zigzag sew at left.
Zigzag stitch (Left)
Start from left needle position,
zigzag sew at right.
2 step elastic zigzag
Overcasting medium weight
and stretch fabrics, attaching
tape and elastic.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
3 step elastic zigzag
Overcasting medium,
heavyweight and stretch
fabrics, attaching tape and
elastic.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
2.5 - 5.0
(3/32 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Reinforcing of medium,
5.0
heavyweight and easily frayed
(3/16)
fabrics or decorative stitching
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 9/32)
2.5
(3/32)
0.5 - 4.0
(1/32 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Overcasting stitch
Overcasting stitch
Overcasting stitch
Overcasting stitch
Reinforcing of light and
medium weight fabrics
Reinforcing of heavyweight
fabric
Reinforced seaming of stretch
fabric
5.0
(3/16)
141
STITCH SETTING CHART
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Overcasting stitch
Reinforcing of medium stretch
fabric and heavyweight fabric,
decorative stitching
Overcasting stitch
Reinforcement of stretch fabric
or decorative stitching
Overcasting stitch
Stretch knit seam
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Twin
Needle
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 9/32)
2.5
(3/32)
0.5 - 4.0
(1/32 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Single diamond
overcast
Reinforcement and seaming
stretch fabric
6.0
(15/
64)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
Single diamond
overcast
Reinforcement of stretch fabric
6.0
(15/
64)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.8
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
With side cutter
Straight stitch while cutting
fabrics
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 2.5
(0 - 3/32)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.5 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
—
—
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
1.5
(1/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
0.0
(0)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0 - 4.0
(0 - 3/16)
NO
1.5
(1/16)
0.5 - 5.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
1.8
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
7.0
(1/4)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
With side cutter
With side cutter
With side cutter
With side cutter
Piecing stitch (Right)
Piecing stitch (Middle)
Piecing stitch (Left)
Hand-look quilting
142
Presser
Foot
Zigzag stitch while cutting
fabrics
Overcasting stitch while cutting
fabrics
Overcasting stitch while cutting
fabrics
Overcasting stitch while cutting
fabrics
Piecework/patchwork
6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) right 5.5
(7/32)
seam allowance
Piecework/patchwork
Piecework/patchwork
6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) left
seam allowance
Quilting stitch made to look like
hand quilting stitch
Quilting appliqué
zigzag stitch
Zigzag stitch for quilting and
sewing on appliqué quilt
pieces
Quilting appliqué
stitch
Quilting stitch for invisible
appliqué or attaching binding
Quilting stippling
Background quilting
STITCH SETTING CHART
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Blind hem stitch
Blind hem stitch
Presser
Foot
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Manual
Auto
Manual
00
3← − →3
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.5
(1/16 - 1/8)
NO
00
3← − →3
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.5
(1/16 - 1/8)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.6 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.1 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
7.0
(1/4)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
4.0
(1/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.2
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.2
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/61 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
2.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
4.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.5
(3/16)
0.0 - 7.0
(0 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
6.0
(15/
64)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
OK
(J)
7.0
(1/4)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
Hemming stretch fabric
Appliqués, decorative blanket
stitch
Shell tuck edge
Shell tuck edge finish on
fabrics
Satin scallop stitch
Decorating collar of blouse,
edge of handkerchief
Scallop stitch
Decorating collar of blouse,
edge of handkerchief
Patchwork join stitch
Patchwork stitches, decorative
stitching
Patchwork double
overlock stitch
Patchwork stitches, decorative
stitching
Couching stitch
Decorative stitching, attaching
cord and couching
Smocking stitch
Smocking, decorative stitching
Feather stitch
Fagoting, decorative stitching
Fagoting cross stitch
Fagoting, bridging and
decorative stitching
Tape attaching
Attaching tape to seam in
stretch fabric
Ladder stitch
Decorative stitching
Rick-rack stitch
Decorative top stitching
Decorative stitch
Decorative stitching
Serpentine stitch
Decorative stitching and
attaching elastic
Decorative stitch
Decorative stitching and
appliqué
Decorative stippling
stitch
Decorative stitching
Twin
Needle
Auto
Hemming woven fabrics
Blanket stitch
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
143
STITCH SETTING CHART
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching zigzag
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Honeycomb stitch
Honeycomb stitch
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
144
Presser
Foot
Applications
Decorative hems, triple straight
at left
Decorative hems, triple straight
at center
Decorative hems, top stitching
Decorative hems, lace
attaching pin stitch
Decorative hems
Decorative hems daisy stitch
Heirloom, decorative hems
Heirloom, decorative hems
Heirloom, decorative hems
Heirloom, decorative hems
Heirloom, decorative hems
Heirloom, decorative hems
Heirloom, decorative hems
Heirloom, decorative hems
Heirloom, decorative hems
Heirloom, decorative hems
Heirloom, decorative hems
Heirloom, decorative hems
Decorative hems and bridging
stitch
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Twin
Needle
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
1.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
1.0 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.6 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
3.0
(1/8)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.5
(1/8)
1.6 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.5
(1/8)
1.6 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.5
(1/8)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.5
(1/8)
1.6 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
4.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.5
(1/8)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
4.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.6 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
STITCH SETTING CHART
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Hemstitching
Presser
Foot
Applications
Decorative hems. Fagoting,
attaching ribbon
Decorative hems, smocking
Decorative hems, smocking
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Twin
Needle
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.5 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
6.0
(15/
64)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
1.5 - 7.0
(1/16 - 1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0 - 4.0
(1/16 - 3/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.5
(7/32)
3.5 - 5.5
(1/8 - 7/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
3.0 - 5.0
(1/8 - 3/16)
0.4
(1/64)
0.2 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Narrow rounded
buttonhole
Buttonhole on light to medium
weight fabrics
Wide round ended
buttonhole
Buttonholes with extra space
for larger buttons
Tapered round ended
buttonhole
Reinforced waist tapered
buttonholes
Round ended
buttonhole
Buttonholes with vertical bar
tack in heavyweight fabrics
Round double ended
buttonhole
Buttonholes for fine, medium
to heavyweight fabrics
Narrow squared
buttonhole
Buttonholes for light to medium
weight fabrics
Stretch buttonhole
Buttonholes for stretch or
woven fabrics
6.0
(15/
64)
3.0 - 6.0
(1/8 - 15/64)
1.0
(1/16)
0.5 - 2.0
(1/32 - 1/16)
NO
Buttonholes for heirloom and
stretch fabrics
6.0
(15/
64)
3.0 - 6.0
(1/8 - 15/64)
1.5
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/16 - 1/8)
NO
5.0
(3/16)
0.0 - 6.0
(0 - 15/64)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2 - 4.0
(1/64 - 3/16)
NO
Buttonholes in heavyweight or
thick fabrics for larger flat
buttons
7.0
(1/4)
3.0 - 7.0
(1/8 - 1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Tapered keyhole
buttonhole
Buttonholes in medium to
heavy weight fabrics for larger
flat buttons
7.0
(1/4)
3.0 - 7.0
(1/8 - 1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
Keyhole buttonhole
Buttonholes with vertical bar
tack for reinforcement in
heavyweight or thick fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
3.0 - 7.0
(1/8 - 1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
7.0
(1/4)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.4 - 2.5
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
7.0
(1/4)
2.5 - 7.0
(3/32 - 1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.4 - 2.5
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
2.0
(1/16)
1.0 - 3.0
(1/16 - 1/8)
0.4
(1/64)
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)
NO
3.5
(1/8)
2.5 - 4.5
(3/32 - 3/16)
—
—
NO
Heirloom buttonhole
Bound buttonhole
Keyhole buttonhole
Darning
Darning
Bar tack
Button sewing
The first step in making bound
buttonholes
Darning of medium weight
fabric
Darning of heavyweight fabric
Reinforcement at opening of
pocket, etc.
Attaching buttons
145
STITCH SETTING CHART
Stitch
Key
Stitch Name
Presser
Foot
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Applications
Auto
Eyelet
Manual
Auto
7.0
7.0 6.0 5.0
7.0
(1/4) (1/4 15/64 3/16) (1/4)
Twin
Needle
Manual
7.0 6.0 5.0
(1/4 15/64 3/
16)
NO
Diagonally left up
(Straight)
For attaching appliqué on
tubular pieces of fabric and
mitering corners
—
—
—
—
NO
Reverse (Straight)
For attaching appliqué on
tubular pieces of fabric and
mitering corners
—
—
—
—
NO
Diagonally right up
(Straight)
For attaching appliqué on
tubular pieces of fabric and
mitering corners
—
—
—
—
NO
Sideways to left
(Straight)
For attaching appliqué on
tubular pieces of fabric
—
—
—
—
NO
Sideways to right
(Straight)
For attaching appliqué on
tubular pieces of fabric
—
—
—
—
NO
Diagonally left down
(Straight)
For attaching appliqué on
tubular pieces of fabric and
mitering corners
—
—
—
—
NO
Forward (Straight)
For attaching appliqué on
tubular pieces of fabric and
mitering corners
—
—
—
—
NO
Diagonally right down
(Straight)
For attaching appliqué on
tubular pieces of fabric and
mitering corners
—
—
—
—
NO
Sideways to left
(Zigzag)
For attaching appliqué on
tubular pieces of fabric
—
—
—
—
NO
Sideways to right
(Zigzag)
For attaching appliqué on
tubular pieces of fabric
—
—
—
—
NO
Forward (Zigzag)
For attaching appliqué on
tubular pieces of fabric and
mitering corners
—
—
—
—
NO
For attaching appliqué on
tubular pieces of fabric and
mitering corners
—
—
—
—
NO
Reverse (Zigzag)
146
For making eyelets, holes on
belts, etc.
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
INDEX
INDEX
Numerics
1/4" quilting foot with guide ..........................................................58
error messages ............................................................................ 133
extension table ............................................................................. 38
eyelets .......................................................................................... 96
A
F
accessories ....................................................................................11
air vent ...........................................................................................9
alarm ..........................................................................................135
alphabet patterns
character/decorative stitches ...................................................103
appliqués ........................................................................ 60, 73, 81
attaching elastic tape ............................................................. 75, 85
automatic drop feed ............................................................... 62, 95
automatic fabric sensor system ..................................22, 43, 48, 60
automatic presser foot pressure .................................22, 43, 48, 60
automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching .....................................45
automatic thread cutting key .........................................................46
fabrics
fabric/thread/needle combinations ............................................ 37
sewing heavyweight fabric ....................................................... 43
sewing lightweight fabric .......................................................... 43
sewing stretch fabrics ............................................................... 91
fagoting ........................................................................................ 84
feed dogs ................................................................................10, 62
flat fell seams ............................................................................... 71
flatbed attachment with accessory compartment ......................9, 11
foot controller .............................................................................. 41
foot controller jack ......................................................................... 9
free-motion quilting
foot height ................................................................................ 22
free-motion echo quilting foot “E” ............................................ 64
free-motion open toe quilting foot “O” ..................................... 63
free-motion quilting foot “C” .................................................... 62
free-motion sewing mode .......................................................62, 65
B
back to beginning key ........................................................ 108, 111
bar tacks .......................................................................................93
basting ..........................................................................................68
blind hem stitch ............................................................................80
bobbin ................................................................................... 25, 28
bobbin cover ......................................................................... 10, 28
bobbin holder ...............................................................................26
bobbin thread
inserting ....................................................................................28
pulling up .................................................................................28
winding .....................................................................................25
bobbin winder ................................................................................9
bobbin winding thread guide ............................................ 9, 26, 27
button sewing ...............................................................................95
buttonhole lever .............................................................. 10, 89, 93
buttonhole stitches ........................................................................88
H
handle ............................................................................................ 9
handwheel ..................................................................................... 9
heirloom stitching ........................................................................ 86
horizontal mirror image key ....................................................... 109
K
key functions
character/decorative stitches ................................................... 108
utility stitches ........................................................................... 20
knee lifter .................................................................................9, 42
knee lifter slot ................................................................................. 9
C
character/decorative stitches
adjusting .................................................................................106
combining ...............................................................................112
editing .....................................................................................108
key functions ...........................................................................108
retrieving ........................................................................ 122, 123
saving ............................................................................ 119, 121
selecting ..................................................................................102
sewing ....................................................................................105
stitch selection screens ............................................................102
cleaning ......................................................................................126
combining
character/decorative stitches ...................................................112
crazy quilts ...................................................................................74
L
languages ..................................................................................... 22
LCD .........................................................................................9, 19
M
machine operation mode key ....................................................... 23
machine setting mode key ............................................................ 22
main power switch ...................................................................9, 18
maintenance .............................................................................. 126
memory
character/decorative stitches ...........................................119, 121
utility ........................................................................................ 53
mirror image key .......................................................................... 53
multi-directional sewing ............................................................... 97
D
daisy stitch ....................................................................................86
darning .........................................................................................92
darts ..............................................................................................70
drawn work ........................................................................... 86, 87
drop feed key ................................................................................21
E
echo quilting .................................................................................64
editing
character/decorative stitches ...................................................108
elastic zigzag stitches ....................................................................75
elongation key ............................................................................109
N
needle
changing the position ............................................................... 68
fabric/thread/needle combinations ............................................ 37
replacing .................................................................................. 35
settings ..................................................................................... 19
twin needle .............................................................................. 32
needle bar thread guide ................................................... 10, 30, 32
needle clamp screw ..................................................................... 10
needle mode selection key (single/twin) .................................32, 33
needle plate ................................................................................. 10
needle plate cover ................................................................10, 126
needle position ............................................................................. 68
147
INDEX
needle position button .................................................................. 11
needle threader lever ............................................................... 9, 31
O
operation buttons .................................................................... 9, 11
options ......................................................................................... 16
overcasting ......................................................................73, 75, 76
P
patchwork .................................................................................... 74
pattern explanation key ................................................................ 24
piecing ......................................................................................... 58
pin tucks ....................................................................................... 72
pivoting ................................................................................. 22, 47
power cord ................................................................................... 18
presser foot ................................................................................... 10
pressure ............................................................................. 22, 48
replacing .................................................................................. 34
presser foot code .......................................................................... 19
presser foot holder ................................................................. 10, 34
presser foot lever ..................................................................... 9, 43
presser foot lifter button ................................................................ 11
presser foot/needle exchange key ....................................32, 34, 35
pretension disk ...................................................................... 26, 27
Q
quilting ......................................................................................... 56
free-motion ............................................................................... 62
R
reinforcement stitching .......................................................... 42, 45
retrieving
character/decorative stitches ................................................... 122
computer ................................................................................ 123
reverse stitching ...............................................................42, 45, 66
reverse/reinforcement stitch button ........................................ 11, 42
148
stitch length ..................................................................................44
stitch width ...................................................................................44
stitching density ..........................................................................110
straight stitch .................................................................................66
straight stitch foot ................................................................... 15, 69
straight stitch needle plate .............................................................69
supplemental spool pin ..................................................... 9, 25, 32
T
thread
fabric/thread/needle combinations ............................................37
thread cutter ............................................................................ 9, 31
thread cutter button ........................................................ 11, 41, 46
thread guide ................................................................9, 26, 27, 32
thread guide plate ............................................................. 9, 27, 30
thread take-up lever check window .................................. 9, 30, 31
thread tension ...............................................................................45
top cover ........................................................................................9
topstitching ............................................................................ 59, 83
touch pen ............................................................................ 15, 129
holder .........................................................................................9
U
upgrading ...................................................................................137
upper threading ............................................................................29
twin needle ...............................................................................32
USB connector ................................................................................9
USB port
for computer ...........................................................................121
utility stitches ......................................................................... 24, 54
key functions .............................................................................20
saving .......................................................................................53
selecting a stitch ........................................................................53
sewing ......................................................................................40
sewing type selection key ..........................................................54
stitch selection screens ..............................................................52
V
S
vertical mirror image key ............................................................109
satin stitching ............................................................................... 61
saving
character/decorative stitches ................................................... 119
computer ................................................................................ 121
machine’s memory ................................................................. 119
utility stitches ............................................................................ 53
scalloping ..................................................................................... 82
screen
adjusting ................................................................................. 128
locking ..................................................................................... 49
securing stitching .......................................................................... 42
settings
automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching ................................. 45
automatic thread cutting ........................................................... 46
LCD density ..................................................................... 22, 128
stitch length .............................................................................. 44
thread tension ........................................................................... 45
zigzag width ............................................................................. 44
sewing speed controller .....................................................9, 11, 40
sewing type selection key ............................................................. 54
shell tuck stitching ........................................................................ 82
side cutter ..................................................................................... 78
single/repeat sewing key ............................................................. 110
size key ...................................................................................... 109
smocking ...................................................................................... 83
specifications .............................................................................. 136
spool cap ........................................................................................ 9
Spool net ...................................................................................... 15
spool pin ........................................................................................ 9
spool stand ................................................................................... 12
start/stop button ..................................................................... 11, 40
step patterns ............................................................................... 117
W
walking foot ..................................................................................59
Z
zigzag stitch ..................................................................................73
stitch width ...............................................................................44
zipper insertion .............................................................................98
D6_Quilt_TaconyEng_cover
PANTONE117
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882-U62
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