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Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine
Operation Manual
Product Code 885-V31/V32/V33
GETTING READY
SEWING BASICS
UTILITY STITCHES
EMBROIDERY
APPENDIX
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this embroidery and sewing machine. Before using this machine, carefully read the
"Important Safety Instructions", and then study this manual for the correct operation of the various functions.
In addition, after you have finished reading this manual, store it where it can quickly be accessed for future
reference.
Important Safety Instructions
Please read these safety instructions before attempting to use the machine.
This machine is intended for household use.
DANGER
- To reduce the risk of electric shock
1 Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet immediately after using, when cleaning,
when making any user servicing adjustments mentioned in this manual, or if you are leaving the
machine unattended.
WARNING
- To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
2 Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or
when making any adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual
• To unplug the machine, switch the machine to the symbol “O” position to turn it off, then grasp
the plug and pull it out of the electrical outlet. Do not pull on the cord.
• Plug the machine directly into the electrical outlet. Do not use an extension cord.
• Always unplug your machine if the power is cut.
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 water is spilled on the unit. Return the machine to the nearest
authorized dealer or service center for examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.
• While the machine is stored or in use if you notice anything unusual, such as an odor, heat,
discoloration or deformation, stop using the machine immediately and unplug the power cord.
• When transporting the sewing machine, be sure to carry it by its handle. Lifting the sewing
machine by any other part may damage the machine or result in the machine falling, which could
cause injuries.
• When lifting the sewing machine, be careful not to make any sudden or careless movements,
otherwise you may injure your back or knees.
4 Always keep your work area clear:
• Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the
sewing machine and foot control free from the build up of lint, dust, and loose cloth.
• Do not store objects on the foot controller.
• Do not use extension cords. Plug the machine directly into the electrical outlet.
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• Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
• Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being
administered.
• Do not use the machine near a heat source, such as a stove or iron; otherwise, the machine,
power cord or garment being sewn may ignite, resulting in fire or an electric shock.
• Do not place this sewing machine on an unstable surface, such as an unsteady or slanted table,
otherwise the sewing machine may fall, resulting in injuries.
5 Special care is required when sewing:
• Always pay close attention to the needle. Do not use bent or damaged needles.
• Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the machine needle.
• Switch the sewing machine to the symbol “O” position to turn it off when making any adjustments
in the needle area.
• Do not use a damaged or incorrect needle plate, as it could cause the needle to break.
• Do not push or pull the fabric when sewing, and follow careful instruction when freehand
stitching so that you do not deflect the needle and cause it to break.
6 This machine is not a toy:
• Your close attention is necessary when the machine is used by or near children.
• The plastic bag that this sewing machine was supplied in should be kept out of the reach of
children or disposed of. Never allow children to play with the bag due to the danger of
suffocation.
• Do not use outdoors.
7 For a longer service life:
• 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.
• Use only neutral soaps or detergents to clean the case. Benzene, thinner, and scouring powders
can damage the case and machine, and should never be used.
• Always consult the operation manual when replacing or installing any assemblies, the presser feet,
needle, or other parts to assure correct installation.
8 For repair or adjustment:
• If the Light unit is damaged, it must be replaced by authorized dealer.
• 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 Brother dealer.
Use this machine only for its intended use as described in the manual.
Use accessories recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual.
Save these instructions.
The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
For additional product information and updates, visit our web site at www.brother.com
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FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA AND CYPRUS ONLY
IMPORTANT
• 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.
• If the available electrical outlet is not suitable for the plug supplied with this equipment, you should
contact your authorized dealer to obtain the correct lead.
FOR USERS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
This sewing machine is not intended to be used by young children, and assistance may be required if
used by a person with a disability.
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Contents
Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 1
Important Safety Instructions .............................................................................................. 1
Machine Features ................................................................................................................ 7
Accessories .......................................................................................................................... 8
Included accessories ......................................................................................................................................... 8
Optional accessories ......................................................................................................................................... 9
Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions ...................................................................10
Front view....................................................................................................................................................... 10
Needle and presser foot section ...................................................................................................................... 11
Right-side/rear view ........................................................................................................................................ 11
Operation buttons ........................................................................................................................................... 12
Operation panel .............................................................................................................................................. 13
GETTING READY
15
Turning the Machine On/Off .............................................................................................16
Power supply precautions ............................................................................................................................... 16
Turning on the machine .................................................................................................................................. 17
Turning off the machine .................................................................................................................................. 17
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Operation.............................................................................18
Viewing the LCD ............................................................................................................................................. 18
Changing the machine settings ........................................................................................................................ 19
Checking machine operating procedures ........................................................................................................ 21
Winding/Installing the Bobbin........................................................................................... 22
Bobbin precautions ......................................................................................................................................... 22
Winding the bobbin ........................................................................................................................................ 22
Installing the bobbin ....................................................................................................................................... 27
Upper Threading ............................................................................................................... 31
About the spool of thread ................................................................................................................................ 31
Threading the upper thread ............................................................................................................................. 32
Using the twin needle ..................................................................................................................................... 36
Replacing the Needle ........................................................................................................ 39
Needle precautions ......................................................................................................................................... 39
Selecting the needle depending on the thread and fabric types ...................................................................... 39
Checking the needle ....................................................................................................................................... 40
Replacing the needle ....................................................................................................................................... 41
Replacing the Presser Foot ................................................................................................43
Presser foot precautions .................................................................................................................................. 43
Replacing the presser foot ............................................................................................................................... 43
Removing and attaching the presser foot holder .............................................................................................. 45
Sewing Cylindrical Pieces.................................................................................................. 46
Free-arm sewing .............................................................................................................................................. 46
SEWING BASICS
47
Sewing............................................................................................................................... 48
General sewing procedure .............................................................................................................................. 48
Selecting stitching ........................................................................................................................................... 49
Positioning the fabric ...................................................................................................................................... 50
Starting to sew................................................................................................................................................. 51
Securing the stitching ...................................................................................................................................... 53
Cutting the thread ........................................................................................................................................... 55
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Setting the Stitch ...............................................................................................................57
Adjusting the stitch width ................................................................................................................................ 57
Adjusting the stitch length ............................................................................................................................... 59
Adjusting the thread tension ............................................................................................................................ 59
Useful Functions................................................................................................................ 61
Automatically sewing reverse/reinforcement stitches ....................................................................................... 61
Automatically cutting the thread ..................................................................................................................... 62
Mirroring stitches ............................................................................................................................................ 63
Saving stitch settings ....................................................................................................................................... 64
Useful Sewing Tips ............................................................................................................ 65
Trial sewing .................................................................................................................................................... 65
Changing the sewing direction ........................................................................................................................ 65
Sewing curves ................................................................................................................................................. 65
Sewing thick fabrics ........................................................................................................................................ 65
Sewing hook-and-loop fastener ....................................................................................................................... 66
Sewing thin fabrics.......................................................................................................................................... 66
Sewing stretch fabrics ...................................................................................................................................... 67
Sewing an even seam allowance ..................................................................................................................... 67
UTILITY STITCHES
69
Stitch Setting Chart ...........................................................................................................70
Utility stitches ................................................................................................................................................. 70
Overcasting Stitches.......................................................................................................... 74
Sewing overcasting stitches using overcasting foot "G" .................................................................................... 74
Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot "J" ............................................................................................. 75
Sewing overcasting stitches using the optional side cutter ............................................................................... 76
Basic Stitching ...................................................................................................................78
Basting ............................................................................................................................................................ 78
Basic stitching ................................................................................................................................................. 78
Blind Hem Stitching ..........................................................................................................80
Buttonhole Stitching ..........................................................................................................83
Buttonhole sewing .......................................................................................................................................... 84
Button sewing ................................................................................................................................................. 88
Zipper Insertion .................................................................................................................90
Inserting a centered zipper .............................................................................................................................. 90
Inserting a side zipper ..................................................................................................................................... 92
Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape .............................................................................95
Stretch stitching ............................................................................................................................................... 95
Elastic attaching .............................................................................................................................................. 96
Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching ..........................................................................97
Appliqué stitching ........................................................................................................................................... 98
Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching ..................................................................................................................... 99
Piecing ............................................................................................................................................................ 99
Quilting ........................................................................................................................................................ 100
Free-motion quilting ...................................................................................................................................... 102
Reinforcement Stitching .................................................................................................. 103
Triple stretch stitching ................................................................................................................................... 103
Bar tack stitching ........................................................................................................................................... 103
Darning ......................................................................................................................................................... 106
Eyelet Stitching ................................................................................................................ 108
Decorative Stitching ........................................................................................................ 109
Fagoting ........................................................................................................................................................ 110
Scallop stitching ............................................................................................................................................ 111
Smocking ...................................................................................................................................................... 112
Shell tuck stitching ........................................................................................................................................ 113
Joining .......................................................................................................................................................... 114
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Heirloom stitching ........................................................................................................................................ 114
EMBROIDERY
117
Embroidering Neatly ....................................................................................................... 118
What to prepare ............................................................................................................................................ 118
Embroidery step by step ................................................................................................................................ 119
Attaching the Embroidery Foot ....................................................................................... 120
Attaching the embroidery foot ...................................................................................................................... 120
Removing the embroidery foot ..................................................................................................................... 122
Attaching the Embroidery Unit ........................................................................................ 123
Embroidery unit precautions ......................................................................................................................... 123
Attaching the embroidery unit ....................................................................................................................... 123
Removing the embroidery unit ...................................................................................................................... 125
Preparing the Fabric ........................................................................................................ 126
Attaching a stabilizer material to the fabric ................................................................................................... 126
Setting the fabric in the embroidery frame ..................................................................................................... 127
Attaching the Embroidery Frame ..................................................................................... 130
Attaching the embroidery frame .................................................................................................................... 130
Removing the embroidery frame ................................................................................................................... 131
Selecting Embroidery Patterns ......................................................................................... 132
Copyright information ................................................................................................................................... 132
Embroidery pattern types ............................................................................................................................... 132
LCD (liquid crystal display) operation ........................................................................................................... 133
Selecting alphabet characters ........................................................................................................................ 136
Selecting an embroidery pattern .................................................................................................................... 137
Selecting a frame pattern............................................................................................................................... 137
Using an embroidery card ............................................................................................................................. 138
Embroidering................................................................................................................... 139
Embroidering a pattern .................................................................................................................................. 139
Appliquéing ................................................................................................................................................. 141
Editing and Saving Patterns ............................................................................................. 143
Adjusting the layout and the size................................................................................................................... 143
Adjusting the thread tension .......................................................................................................................... 145
Connecting character patterns ....................................................................................................................... 146
Resewing ...................................................................................................................................................... 147
Thread runs out partway through a design..................................................................................................... 148
Stopping while embroidering ........................................................................................................................ 148
Saving patterns.............................................................................................................................................. 150
APPENDIX
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Care and Maintenance .................................................................................................... 152
Cleaning the machine surface ....................................................................................................................... 152
Cleaning the race .......................................................................................................................................... 152
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................. 154
Error messages .............................................................................................................................................. 159
Adjusting the LCD ......................................................................................................................................... 163
Operation beep............................................................................................................................................. 163
Index ............................................................................................................................... 165
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Machine Features
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a Automatic thread cutting
The thread can be cut automatically after sewing (page 55, 62).
b Fast bobbin winding system
With the fast and simple bobbin winder, you can wind bobbins with one press of a button (page 22).
c Built-in stitches
You can select from the built-in utility stitches available (page 70).
d Seven-point feed dogs
Ensure smooth, even feeding of multiple fabric layers and a variety of fabric weights (page 11).
e Quick-set bobbin
You can start sewing without pulling up the bobbin thread (page 27).
f Bright light
The convenient LED lamp makes it easy to work on dark fabrics.
g Lighting Start/Stop button
When the green light is on, the machine is ready to sew. A red or orange light indicates an error or that the machine is
warming up (page 12).
h Easy-to-use needle threader
You can thread the needle easily by one press of a lever (page 32).
i Embroidery
You can embroider built-in embroidery patterns, characters, framed decorations, and designs from optional embroidery
cards (page 117).
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Accessories
After opening the box, check that the following accessories are included. If any item is missing or
damaged, contact your dealer.
Included accessories
Note
z Foot controller: Model T
This foot controller can be used on the machine with product code 885-V31/V32/V33.The product
code is mentioned on the machine rating plate.
z The securing screw on the side of the presser foot holder is available through your authorized dealer.
(Part code: 132730-122)
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*1 75/11 2 needles
90/14 2 needles
90/14 2 needles: Ball point needle (gold colored)
*2 Not included depending on the model.
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No.
Part Code
U.S.A. / Canada
Others
XC2691-023
XC3098-051
XD0810-031
Part Name
1
2
3
Buttonhole foot "A"
Overcasting foot "G"
Monogramming foot "N"
4
Zipper foot "I"
X59370-021
5
6
7
Zigzag foot "J" (on machine)
Blind stitch foot "R"
Button fitting foot "M"
XC3021-031
XC4051-031
XE2137-001
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Seam ripper
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No.
Part Name
18 Spool cap (small)
19 Extra spool pin
20 Spool net
21 Foot controller
22 Scissors
23 Disc-shaped screwdriver
24 Embroidery foot "Q"
Embroidery set (medium)
X54243-051
25 H 10 cm X W 10 cm
(H 4 inches X W 4 inches)
SFB:
Embroidery bobbin thread
SA156
XA5539-151 26 (white)
XE3060-001
27 Accessory bag
XE58358-021
28 Soft cover
X59296-121
29 Operation manual
X59476-021
30 Quick reference guide
Bobbin (4)
Bobbin clip (3)
10 Needle set
11 Twin needle
12 Cleaning brush
13 Eyelet punch
135793-001
31 CD
14 Screwdriver
15 Touch pen
16 Spool cap (large)
17 Spool cap (medium) (on
machine)
XC4237-021
XE3069-001
130012-024
32 Language setting sheet
33 Felt with stabilizer
Part Code
U.S.A. / Canada
Others
130013-124
XE2241-001
XA5523-020
XD0501-021(EU area)
XC8816-021(other areas)
XC1807-121
XC1074-051
XD0474-151
SA432
EF62:
XA6628-102
XC6283-001
XC4487-021
XC4842-022
XE3116-201
XE3118-001
XE3365-101(SE-350, LB-6770)
XE7728-001(others)
XE3124-001
182986-024
XE1372-001
Memo
z All specifications are correct at the time of printing. The part codes are subject to change without
notice.
■ Bobbin clip
Use the bobbin clip to prevent the end of the thread wound onto the bobbin from loosening.
The bobbin clips can be connected each other.
Optional accessories
The following are available as optional accessories.
Part Name
Embroidery bobbin
thread (white)
Embroidery bobbin
thread (black)
Part Code
U.S.A. / Canada
Others
EBT-CEN
SAEBT
X81164-001
EBT-CEBN
SAEBT999
XC5520-001
Memo
z To obtain optional accessories or parts, visit [http://www.brother.com/],
or [http://www.brothermall.com] (in USA).
z Visit your nearest authorized dealer for a complete listing of optional accessories available for your
machine.
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Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions
The names of the various parts of the sewing machine and their functions are described below. Before using the
sewing machine, carefully read these descriptions to learn the names of the machine parts.
Front view
a Thread guide cover (page 24, 33)
Pass the thread under this thread guide cover when
winding the bobbin thread and threading the machine.
h Presser foot lever (page 50)
Raise and lower the presser foot lever to raise and lower
the presser foot .
b Thread guide (page 24, 33)
Pass the thread under this thread guide when winding
the bobbin thread and threading the machine.
i Operation buttons (page 12)
Use these buttons to operate the machine.
c Spool pin (page 23, 32)
Place a spool of thread on the spool pin.
j Flat bed attachment (page 46)
Remove the flat bed attachment when sewing
cylindrical pieces such as sleeve cuffs.
d Bobbin winder (page 22)
Use the bobbin winder when winding the bobbin.
k Thread cutter (page 56)
Pass the threads through the thread cutter to cut them.
e LCD (liquid crystal display) (touch panel) (page 18)
Setting for the selected stitch or pattern and error
messages appear in the LCD.
l Needle threader lever (page 35)
Use the needle threader lever to thread the needle.
f Operation panel (page 13)
Use the keys on this panel to select stitches or
embroidery patterns, or check how to use the sewing
machine, etc.
g Embroidery unit connector slot (page 123)
Plug in the connector for the embroidery unit.
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m Thread tension dial (page 59, 145)
Adjust the upper thread tension with this dial.
n Thread take-up lever (page 34)
o Bobbin-winding thread guide and pretension disc
(page 24)
Pass the thread under this thread guide and around the
pretension disc when winding the bobbin thread.
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Needle and presser foot
section
Right-side/rear view
a Buttonhole lever (page 86)
Lower the buttonhole lever when sewing buttonholes
and bar tacks.
a Handle
Carry the sewing machine by its handle when
transporting the machine.
b Thread guide disk (page 34)
Pass the thread through the thread guide disk when
using the needle threader to thread the needle.
b Handwheel (page 50)
Turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to
raise and lower the needle to sew one stitch.
c Needle bar thread guide (page 34)
Pass the upper thread through the needle bar thread
guide.
c Embroidery card slot (page 138)
Insert the embroidery card.
d Needle plate (page 67)
The needle plate is marked with guides for sewing
straight seams.
d Air vent
The air vent allows the air surrounding the motor to be
exchanged. Do not cover the air vent while the sewing
machine is being used.
e Needle plate cover (page 152)
Remove the needle plate cover to clean the bobbin case
and race.
e Main power switch (page 17)
Use the main power switch to turn the sewing machine
on and off.
f Bobbin cover/bobbin case (page 28)
Remove the bobbin cover, and then insert the bobbin
into the bobbin case.
f Foot controller jack (page 52)
Insert the plug on the end of the foot controller cable
into the foot controller jack.
g Feed dogs (page 88)
The feed dogs feed the fabric in the sewing direction.
g Power supply jack (page 17)
Insert the plug on the power supply cord into the power
supply jack.
h Presser foot (page 43, 50)
The presser foot applies pressure consistently on the
fabric as the sewing takes place. Attach the appropriate
presser foot for the selected stitching.
i Presser foot holder (page 45)
The presser foot is installed onto the presser foot holder.
h Drop feed lever (page 88)
Use the drop feed lever to lower the feed dogs.
Memo
z Refer to pages 10 through 13 while you are
learning to use your machine.
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Operation buttons
The operation buttons help you to easily perform various basic sewing machine operations.
a Start/stop button
Press the start/stop button to start or stop sewing. The
machine sews at a slow speed at the beginning of
sewing while the button is pressed. When sewing is
stopped, the needle is lowered in the fabric. For details,
refer to "Starting to sew" (page 51).
The button changes color according to the machine’s
operation mode.
Green:
The machine is ready to sew or is
sewing.
Red:
The machine can not sew.
Orange:
The machine is winding the bobbin
thread, or the bobbin winder shaft is
moved to the right side.
Memo
z When the foot controller is plugged in,
(Start/stop button) cannot be used to
start or stop sewing.
b Needle position button
Press the needle position button to raise or lower the
needle. Be sure to raise the needle before threading the
needle. Use this button to change the sewing direction
or for detailed sewing in small areas. Pressing the
button twice sews one stitch.
c Reverse/reinforcement stitch button
Press the reverse/reinforcement stitch button to sew
reverse stitches or reinforcement stitches. Reverse
stitches are sewn by keeping the button pressed down to
sew in the opposite direction. Reinforcement stitches
are sewn by sewing 3 to 5 stitches on top of each other.
For details, refer to "Securing the stitching" (page 53).
d Thread cutter button
Press the thread cutter button after sewing is stopped to
cut both the upper and the bobbin threads. For details,
refer to "Cutting the thread" (page 55).
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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.
Note
z Do not press the thread cutter button if there
is no fabric under the presser foot or while
the machine is sewing, otherwise damage to
the machine may occur.
z When cutting nylon thread or other special
threads, use the thread cutter on the side of
the machine. For details, refer to "Using the
thread cutter" (page 56).
e Sewing speed controller
Slide the sewing speed controller to adjust the sewing
speed.
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Operation panel
The front operation panel has an LCD (liquid crystal display) and operation keys.
a LCD (liquid crystal display) (touch panel)
Setting for the selected stitch or pattern and error
messages appear in the LCD.
Touch the keys displayed on the LCD with your finger
or the touch pen to perform operations.
For details, refer to "LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
Operation" (page 18).
b Back key
Press to return to the previous screen.
c Previous page key
Displays the previous page when there are items that
are not displayed on the LCD.
d Next page key
Displays the next page when there are items that are not
displayed on the LCD.
f Utility stitch key
Press this key to select a utility stitch.
g Embroidery key
Press this key to sew embroidery.
h Settings key
Press to set the needle stop position, the buzzer sound,
and more.
i Sewing machine help key
Press to get help on using the sewing machine. Displays
simple explanations of setting upper thread / bobbin
winding / setting bobbin thread / needle replacement /
embroidery unit attachment / embroidery frame
attachment / embroidery foot attachment / presser foot
replacement.
e Memory key
Press to enter alphabet character embroidery or
embroidery patterns you have edited or adjusted, etc.
into the sewing machine memory.
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GETTING READY
The various preparations required before starting to sew are described in this chapter.
Turning the Machine On/Off ..................................................................................16
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Operation..................................................................18
Winding/Installing the Bobbin.................................................................................22
Upper Threading .....................................................................................................31
Replacing the Needle ..............................................................................................39
Replacing the Presser Foot ......................................................................................43
Sewing Cylindrical Pieces........................................................................................46
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Turning the Machine On/Off
This section explains how to turn the sewing machine on and off.
Power supply precautions
Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the power supply.
WARNING
● Use only regular household electricity for 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 off the main power 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 off the main power first. Always grasp the plug to
remove it from the outlet. 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 and cause fire or electric shock. If the cord or plug is damaged,
take the machine to your authorized dealer 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.
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Turning on the machine
Prepare the included power cord.
a off (the main power switch is set to "
Make sure that the sewing machine is turned
"), and
then plug the power supply cord into the
power supply jack on the right side of the
machine.
b house hold electrical outlet.
Insert the plug of the power supply cord into a
Turning off the machine
When you have finished using the sewing machine,
turn it off. In addition, before transporting the sewing
machine to another location, be sure to turn it off.
a
Make sure that the machine is not sewing.
b the right side of the machine to turn the
Press the left side of the main power switch on
machine off (set it to "
").
X The light, LCD and
(Start/stop button) go
off when the machine is turned off.
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c electrical outlet.
Unplug the power supply cord from the
Grasp the plug when unplugging the power
supply cord.
a Power supply jack
d jack.
Unplug the power cord from the power supply
Press the right side of the main power switch
c on the right side of the machine to turn the
machine on (set it to "|").
X The light, LCD and
(Start/stop button)
light up when the machine is turned on.
Memo
z When the machine is turned on, the needle
and the feed dogs will make sound when
they move; this is not a malfunction.
Note
z If a power outage occurs while the sewing
machine is being operated, turn off the
sewing machine and unplug the power
supply cord. When restarting the sewing
machine, follow the necessary procedure to
correctly operate the machine.
(For U.S.A. only)
z 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.
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LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Operation
Selected stitch, pattern settings and messages are displayed on the LCD (liquid crystal display) on the front
of the sewing machine. Change the screen on the LCD using the keys on the right side of the LCD, and
make operations by directly touching the icons with your finger or a touch pen. For details, refer to
"Operation panel" (page 13).
Viewing the LCD
When the power is turned on, the LCD comes on. When you touch the LCD screen according to the message
displayed on the screen with your finger or a touch pen, the following utility stitch selection screen is displayed.
l
k
1
2
0
9
3
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
4
8
7
5
6
Selected stitch
Presser foot to be used
Stitches
Stitch settings and twin needle sewing
Stitch width
Stitch length
Number of the selected stitch
Number of stitches contained
i
j
k
l
Horizontal mirror image
Automatic thread cutting
Automatic reverse/reinforcement
Single/twin needle sewing and needle stop
position
Memo
z A different screen is displayed when the embroidery unit is attached. The details are explained in
"Selecting an embroidery pattern" (page 137).
z Refer to "Error messages" (page 159) for messages displayed on the LCD.
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Changing the machine settings
Various sewing machine operations and sewing settings can be changed.
The stitch or machine attributes that can be set are listed below. For details on operation, refer to the next
page.
Attribute
Icon
Details
Settings
Needle position
Specifies where the needle is positioned when
the sewing machine is stopped.
Stitch width
control
Allows the stitch width to be adjusted with the
sewing speed controller (page 58).
Changes the thread color display on the
embroidery screen (page 133).
Thread color
display
(When "Thread No.#123" is selected)
Display unit
Selects the measurement units that are
displayed (only for embroidering) (page 134).
Buzzer
Specifies whether or not a beep is sounded with
each operation (page 163).
Selects whether "1
Initial needle
position
Down
Up
Thread color/Time to
embroider/Needle count/
Thread number (#123)
Embroidery/Country/Madeira
poly/Madeira rayon/Sulky/
Robison Anton
mm/INCH
Straight stitch (left)" or
"3 Straight stitch (middle)" that is
automatically selected when the machine is
turned on.
Language
Allows the language used in the screens to be
changed.
LCD brightness
Adjust the brightness of the LCD (page 163).
Product number
NO.:
Program version
Version:
English/German/French/
Italian/Dutch/Spanish/
Japanese/Danish/Norwegian/
Finnish/Swedish/Portuguese/
Russian/Korean/Thai/others
Lighter
Darker
The "NO." is the number for the embroidery and
sewing machine.
-
Display the program version.
-
Memo
z The item shown in reverse highlighting are the settings at the time of purchase.
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a
Turn on the sewing machine.
The highlighted display is the initial setting.
X The LCD comes on.
Example: Changing the needle stop position
Press
b panel.
(Settings key) on the display
X The setting screen appears.
c
d (Back key).
When settings are complete, press
Press the item to be set.
Switch the screen using
(Previous page
key) and
(Next page key).
• The following screens show their default
settings.
X The initial stitch screen appears again.
Memo
z "NO" is the individual number for the
sewing machine.
z "VERSION" is the program version which is
installed in the sewing machine.
z Settings that are changed are saved even if
the power is turned off.
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d next page.
Press
Checking machine operating
procedures
Simple explanations can be referred on the LCD
display for the following items.
Displays simple explanations of setting upper thread /
bobbin winding / setting bobbin thread / needle
replacement / embroidery unit attachment /
embroidery frame attachment / embroidery foot
attachment / presser foot replacement on the LCD.
a
(Next page key) to switch to the
If you press
(Previous page key), you
return to the previous page.
Press
(Back key) to return to the item
selection screen.
Example: Upper threading
Turn on the sewing machine.
X The LCD comes on.
b the display panel.
Press
(Sewing machine help key) on
X The sewing machine help screen appears.
c
Press the item to be displayed.
a
b
c
d
h
g
f
e
a Upper threading
e key) two times.
After you finish viewing, press
(Back
X The initial stitch screen appears again.
b Bobbin winding
c Bobbin installation
d Needle replacement
e Presser foot replacement
f Embroidery foot attachment
Memo
z For details on each topic, refer to the
corresponding page in this Operation
Manual.
g Embroidery frame attachment
h Embroidery unit attachment
X The first screen describing the procedure for
the selected topic appears.
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Winding/Installing the Bobbin
This section describes how to wind the thread onto the bobbin, and then insert the bobbin thread.
Bobbin precautions
Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the bobbin.
CAUTION
● Only use the Bobbin (part code: SA156, SFB (XA5539-151)) designed specifically for this
sewing machine. Use of any other bobbin may result in injuries or damage to the machine.
● 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: SA156, SFB (XA5539-151)).
Actual size
11.5 mm
(7/16 inch)
This model
Other model
Winding the bobbin
Wind the thread around the bobbin to prepare the bobbin thread.
b
a
c
a Bobbin-winding thread guide
b Bobbin winder shaft
c Bobbin
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a
Turn on the sewing machine.
e the spool pin.
Place the spool of thread for the bobbin onto
Slide the spool onto the pin so that the spool is
horizontal and the thread unwinds to the front
at the bottom.
b that the spring on the shaft fits into the notch
Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder shaft so
in the bobbin.
Press down on the bobbin until it snaps into
place.
a
Memo
z For embroidering, use the embroidery
bobbin thread.
b
Note
z If the spool is not positioned so that the
thread unwinds correctly, the thread may
become tangled around the spool pin.
a Notch
b Bobbin winder shaft spring
c arrow until it snaps into place.
Slide the bobbin winder in the direction of the
X
f return the spool pin to its original position.
Slide the spool cap onto the spool pin and
Slide the spool cap as far as possible to the right
as shown, with the rounded side on the left.
(Start/stop button) lights up in orange.
Pick up the spool pin and remove the spool
d cap that is inserted onto the spool pin.
a
a Spool cap
b Spool pin
b
CAUTION
● If the spool or the spool cap is not
positioned correctly, the thread may
become tangled around the spool pin or
the machine may be damaged.
● Three spool cap sizes are available,
allowing you to choose a spool cap that
best fits the size of spool being used. If the
spool cap is too small for the spool being
used, the thread may catch on the slit in
the spool or the machine may be
damaged.
●
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h and to the front.
Pass the thread behind the thread guide cover
Note
z When sewing with fine, cross-wound thread,
use the small spool cap, and leave a small
space between the cap and the spool.
c
While holding the thread near the spool with
your right hand, pull the thread with your left
hand as shown below.
b
a
a Spool cap (small)
b Spool (cross-wound thread)
c Space
a
z When using thread that winds off quickly,
such as transparent nylon thread or metallic
thread, place the spool net over the spool
before placing the spool of thread onto the
spool pin. If the spool net is too long, fold it
to fit the size of the spool.
When the spool net is used, the upper thread
tension may become tighter. Before sewing,
refer to "Adjusting the thread tension" (page
59).
a Thread guide cover
i hook of the bobbin-winding thread guide, and
Pull the thread to the right, pass it under the
then wind the thread counterclockwise under
the pretension disc, pulling it in as far as
possible.
b
a
a
c
a Bobbin-winding thread guide
d
a
b
c
d
Make sure that the thread passes under the
pretension disk.
Spool net
Spool
Spool cap
Spool pin
b
g thread under the hook of thread guide.
Pull the thread from the spool and pass the
c
d
b Hook
c Pretension disk
d Pull it in as far as possible.
a
a Thread guide
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j the bobbin five or six times.
Wind the end of the thread clockwise around
l
Slide the sewing speed controller to the right.
While using your left hand to hold the thread
that was passed through the bobbin-winding
thread guide, use your right hand to wind the
end of the thread.
1
Wind five or six times.
a
a Speed controller
m When the foot controller is plugged in, press
Press
(Start/stop button) once.
down on the foot controller.
CAUTION
● Be sure to pull the thread tightly and
wind it clockwise. If the thread is
wound counterclockwise, the thread
may wind around the bobbin winder
shaft.
a
k slit in the bobbin winder seat, and then pull
Pass the end of the thread through the guide
a Start/stop button
the thread to the right to cut it.
X The bobbin start winding and "Winding
bobbin thread..." is displayed on the LCD
screen.
Note
a
a Guide slit in bobbin winder seat
(with built-in cutter)
CAUTION
● Be sure to cut the thread as described. If
the bobbin is wound without cutting the
thread using the cutter built into the slit
in the bobbin winder seat, the thread may
become tangled in the bobbin or the
needle may bend or break when the
bobbin thread starts to run out.
Memo
z Make sure that the thread is correctly set
before starting the bobbin winding.
Otherwise the thread may become tangled
and fail to wind the thread.
z Do not get away from the machine while
winding the bobbin. Make sure that the
bobbin thread is being winded correctly. If
the bobbin thread is winded incorrectly,
press
(Start/stop button) or operate the
foot controller immediately to stop the
bobbin winding.
n slow, press
When the bobbin winding stops or becomes
(Start/stop button) once to
stop the machine.
When the foot controller is plugged in, remove
your foot from the foot controller.
X The bobbin winding will stop.
CAUTION
● When the bobbin winding stops or
becomes slow, stop the machine.
Otherwise, the sewing machine may be
damaged.
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o winder shaft to the left, and then remove the
Cut the thread with scissors, slide the bobbin
bobbin from the shaft.
■ When the thread became tangled under the
bobbin winder seat.
If the bobbin winding starts when the thread is not
passed under the pretension disk of the bobbinwinding thread guide correctly, the thread may
become tangled under the bobbin winder seat.
In such a case, wind off the thread according to the
following procedure.
b
a
a Thread
b Bobbin winder seat
CAUTION
Memo
z If the bobbin winder shaft is set to the right
side, the needle will not move. (Sewing is
impossible.)
p original position.
Slide the sewing speed controller back to its
● Do not remove the bobbin winder seat
even if the thread become tangled under
the bobbin winder seat. It may result in
injuries.
● Do not remove the screw of the bobbin
winder presser, otherwise the machine
may be damaged; you cannot wind off the
thread by removing the screw.
a
Memo
z When the sewing machine is started or the
handwheel is turned after winding the
bobbin, the machine will make a clicking
sound; this is not a malfunction.
a Screw of the bobbin winder presser
If the thread become tangled under the bobbin
(Start/stop button) once
to stop the bobbin winding.
When the foot controller is plugged in, remove
your foot from the foot controller.
a winder seat, press
a
a Start/stop button
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Cut the thread with scissors beside the bobbin-
b winding thread guide.
Installing the bobbin
Install the bobbin wound with thread.
a
1
CAUTION
● Use a bobbin that has been correctly
wound with thread, otherwise the needle
may break or the thread tension will be
incorrect.
a Bobbin-winding thread guide
Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the left, and
c then remove the bobbin from the shaft.
● 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: SA156, SFB
(XA5539-151)).
Hold the thread end with your left hand, and
d wind off the thread clockwise near the bobbin
with your right hand as shown below.
Actual size
11.5 mm
(7/16 inch)
This model
Other model
Memo
z The order that the bobbin thread should be
passed through the bobbin case is indicated
by marks that surround the bobbin case.
e
Wind the bobbin again.
Note
z Make sure that the thread passes under the
pretension disk of the bobbin-winding
thread guide correctly (page 24).
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a twice to raise the needle, and then raise the
Press
(Needle position button) once or
f your right hand.
Insert the bobbin into the bobbin case with
presser foot lever.
a
b
• Be sure to insert the bobbin correctly.
a Needle position button
b Presser foot lever
CAUTION
b
Turn off the sewing machine.
c
Slide the bobbin cover latch to the right.
a
b
● Be sure to insert the bobbin and depress it
to the bottom with your finger.
Otherwise, the thread may break or the
thread tension will be incorrect.
● Be sure to thread the machine as
indicated. Otherwise, the thread may
break or the thread tension will be
incorrect.
g hand, and then guide the thread as shown with
Lightly hold down the bobbin with your right
your left hand.
a Bobbin cover
b Latch
X The bobbin cover opens.
d
Remove the bobbin cover.
e the end of the thread with your left hand.
Hold the bobbin with your right hand and hold
h then pull the thread out toward the front.
Pass the thread through the slot as shown, and
a
a Cutter
• Be careful not to drop the bobbin.
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X The cutter cuts the thread.
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Note
z If the thread is not correctly inserted through
the tension-adjusting spring of the bobbin
case, it may cause incorrect thread tension
(page 59).
■ When pulling up the bobbin thread may be
necessary
When making gathers or before free-motion quilting,
first pull up the bobbin thread as described below.
a
Thread the upper thread.
b
Insert the bobbin into the bobbin case.
c
Pass the bobbin thread through the slot.
• Refer to "Upper Threading" (page 31).
• Refer to steps c through f of "Installing the
bobbin" (page 28).
a
a Tension-adjusting spring
Reattach the bobbin cover.
i Insert the tab in the lower-left corner of the
bobbin cover, and then lightly press down on
the right side.
b
a
2
Note
z Do not cut the thread with the cutter.
z Make the bobbin cover removed.
While lightly holding the upper thread with
(Needle position
button) once or twice to raise the needle.
d your left hand, press
a
1
a Tab
b Lower-left corner
X The bobbin threading is finished. You can
begin sewing without pulling up the bobbin
thread.
Next, thread the upper thread. Continue with
the procedure in "Upper Threading" (page 31).
Memo
z When making gathers or before free-motion
quilting, pull up the bobbin thread by
following the procedure in "When pulling up
the bobbin thread may be necessary".
a Needle position button
X The bobbin thread is looped around the
upper thread and can be pulled up.
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Carefully pull the upper thread upward to pull
e out the end of the bobbin thread.
Pull out about 10-15 cm (4-5 inches) of the
f bobbin thread under the presser foot toward
the rear of the machine.
Reattach the bobbin cover.
g Insert the tab in the lower-left corner of the
bobbin cover, and then lightly press down on
the right side.
a
b
1
a Tab
b Lower-left corner
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Upper Threading
This section describes how to position the spool for the upper thread, and then thread the needle.
1
a
a Mark on handwheel
CAUTION
● When threading the upper thread,
carefully follow the instructions. If the
upper threading is not correct, the thread
may become tangled or the needle may
bend or break.
● The needle threader can be used with a
75/11 through 100/16 home sewing
machine needle. When using special
thread such as transparent nylon thread
or metallic thread, the needle threader
cannot be used.
● Thread with a thickness of 130/120 or
thicker cannot be used with the needle
threader.
● The needle threader cannot be used with
the wing needle or the twin needle.
● If the needle threader cannot be used,
refer to "Threading the needle manually
(without using the needle threader)" (page
36).
● Never use the thread of No. 20 or lower.
● Use the needle and the thread in the
correct combination. For details on the
correct combination of needles and
threads, refer to "Selecting the needle
depending on the thread and fabric types"
(page 39).
About the spool of thread
Information about the spools of thread is described
below.
CAUTION
● If the spool or the spool cap is not
positioned correctly, the thread may
become tangled around the spool pin or
the needle may break.
● Three spool cap sizes are available,
allowing you to choose a spool cap that
best fits the size of spool being used. If the
spool cap is too small for the spool being
used, the thread may catch on the slit in
the spool or the needle may break.
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c twice to raise the needle.
Press
Threading the upper thread
(Needle position button) once or
Set the spool of thread on the spool pin, and then
thread the machine.
a
CAUTION
● When threading the upper thread,
carefully follow the instructions. If the
upper threading is not correct, the thread
may become tangled or the needle may
bend or break.
a Needle position button
Note
a
Turn on the machine.
b
Raise the presser foot lever.
z The needle is correctly raised when the mark
on the handwheel is at the top, as shown
below. Check the handwheel and, if this
mark is not at this position, press
(Needle position button) until it is.
a
a
a Mark on handwheel
a Presser foot lever
X The presser foot is raised.
Memo
z If the presser foot is not raised, the sewing
machine cannot be threaded.
d cap that is inserted onto the spool pin.
Pick up the spool pin and remove the spool
b
a
a Spool pin
b Spool cap
e Slide the spool onto the pin so that the spool is
Place the spool of thread onto the spool pin.
horizontal and the thread unwinds to the front
at the bottom.
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f return the spool pin to its original position.
Slide the spool cap onto the spool pin and
Slide the spool cap as far as possible to the right
as shown, with the rounded side on the left.
h and to the front.
Pass the thread behind the thread guide cover
While holding the thread near the spool with
your right hand, pull the thread with your left
hand as shown below.
CAUTION
a
● If the spool or the spool cap is not
positioned correctly, the thread may
become tangled around the spool pin or
the needle may break.
g thread under the hook of the thread guide.
Pull the thread from the spool and pass the
d
b
c
a
b
c
d
a
a Thread guide
Thread guide cover
Thread guide spring
Thread
When the presser foot lever is lowered
Note
z When passing the thread behind the thread
guide cover, be sure to use both hands. If
you do not hold the thread with your right
hand, the thread will be loose and you
cannot hang the thread on the thread guide
spring correctly. It may cause incorrect
thread tension.
z Make sure that the presser foot lever is raised
before passing the thread behind the thread
guide cover. If the presser foot lever is
lowered, the thread guide spring is shut and
you cannot hang the thread on the thread
guide spring correctly.
i shown below.
Pass the thread through the guides in the order
3
1
4
2
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j thread take-up lever as shown below.
Make sure that the thread is passed into the
m passed through the needle bar thread guide, to
Pull the end of the thread, which has been
the left, then pass the thread through the notch
of the thread guide (1), and then firmly pull
the thread from the front and insert it into the
slit of the thread guide disk marked "7" all the
way (2).
Make sure that the thread passes the notch of
the thread guide.
a
a Thread take-up lever
Memo
z If the needle is not raised, you cannot pass
the thread into the thread take-up lever. Be
sure to press the needle position button to
raise the needle before passing the thread
into the thread take-up lever.
k guide.
Pass the thread behind the needle bar thread
The thread can easily be passed behind the
needle bar thread guide by holding the thread
in your left hand, then feeding the thread with
your right hand, as shown.
b
a
a Notch of the thread guide
b Thread guide disc
n of the machine.
Cut the thread with the cutter on the left side
a
a
a Thread cutter
a Needle bar thread guide
l presser foot.
Lower the presser foot lever to lower the
a
a Presser foot lever
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o side of the machine as much as possible to
Lower the needle threader lever on the left
p
Raise the needle threader lever slowly.
Ta
make the hook turn.
a
1
a Needle threader lever
a Needle threader lever
q the loop of the thread through the eye of the
Raise the presser foot lever, and carefully pull
Ta
needle to pull out the end of the thread.
Tb
a Needle
b Hook
Note
z If the needle threader lever is not lowered as
much as possible, the hook will not turn
fully as shown below and the thread will not
pass through the eye of the needle.
In such a case, start from m again.
CAUTION
● Do not touch a button. If a button is
accidentally pressed, the machine starts
sewing, and your finger may be pricked
with the needle or the needle may break.
● When pulling out the thread, do not pull
it with extreme force, otherwise the
needle may bend or break.
r foot, and then pull out about 5 cm (2 inches)
Pass the end of the thread through the presser
of thread toward the rear of the machine.
z If the needle is not raised, the needle
threader cannot thread the needle. Be sure
to press
(Needle position button) to raise
the needle before using the needle threader.
For details, refer to step c of "Threading the
upper thread" (page 32).
z
a
a 5cm (2 inches)
X The upper threading is finished.
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■ Threading the needle manually (without using
the needle threader)
When using special thread, such as transparent nylon
thread or metallic thread and the wing needle or the
twin needle which cannot be used with the needle
threader, thread the needle as described below.
Thread the machine to the needle bar thread
a through k on
"Threading the upper thread" (page 32).
a guide according to steps
b
Using the twin needle
With the twin needle, you can sew two parallel lines
of the same stitch with two different threads. Both
upper threads should have the same thickness and
quality. Be sure to use the twin needle and the extra
spool pin.
For details on the stitches that can be sewn with the
twin needle, refer to "Stitch Setting Chart" (page 70).
Lower the presser foot lever.
a
b
a Twin needle
b Extra spool pin
CAUTION
a
a Presser foot lever
Pass the thread through the eye of the needle
c from front to back.
● Only use the twin needle (part code:
X59296-121). Use of any other needle
may bend the needle or damage the
machine.
● Never use bent needles. Bent needles can
easily break, possibly resulting in injuries.
a
Install the twin needle.
• For details on installing a needle, refer to
"Replacing the needle" (page 41).
b eye.
Thread the upper thread for the left needle
CAUTION
● Do not touch a button. If a button is
accidentally pressed, the machine starts
sewing, and your finger may be pricked
with the needle or the needle may break.
For details, refer to steps a through k of
"Threading the upper thread" (page 32).
c thread.
Manually thread the left needle with the upper
Pass the thread through the eye of the needle
from the front.
Raise the presser foot lever, pass the end of the
d thread through the presser foot, and then pull
out about 5 cm of thread toward the rear of
the machine.
CAUTION
● The needle threader cannot be used with
the twin needle. If the needle threader is
used with the twin needle, the sewing
machine may be damaged.
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d bobbin winder shaft, and install the thread
Insert the extra spool pin into the end of the
spool on it. Then, thread the upper thread.
f bar thread guide, manually thread the right
Without passing the thread through the needle
needle.
Pass the thread through the eye of the needle
from the front.
CAUTION
a Bobbin winder shaft
b Extra spool pin
c Thread spool
● The needle threader cannot be used with
the twin needle. If the needle threader is
used with the twin needle, the sewing
machine may be damaged.
Memo
z When setting the thread spool, set it so that
the thread winds off from the front of the
spool.
g For details on changing the presser foot, refer to
Attach zigzag foot "J".
"Replacing the Presser Foot" (page 43).
e the same way that the upper thread for the left
Thread the upper thread for the right side in
side was threaded.
CAUTION
● When using the twin needle, be sure to
attach zigzag foot "J". If bunched stitches
occur, use presser foot "N" or attach
stabilizer material.
h stitch.
Turn on the sewing machine and select a
• For stitch selection see "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
• For details, refer to steps g through j of
"Threading the upper thread" (page 33).
• See "Stitch Setting Chart" (page 70) for
stitches that use a twin needle.
CAUTION
● When using the twin needle, be sure to
select an appropriate stitch, otherwise the
needle may break or the machine may be
damaged.
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i
Press
l
.
Start sewing.
• For details on starting to sew, refer to
"Starting to sew" (page 51).
X Two lines of stitching are sewn parallel to
each other.
X The screen for setting the twin needle
appears.
j
Press
.
Note
X
z When changing the sewing direction, press
(Needle position button) to raise the
needle from the fabric, and then raise the
presser foot lever and turn the fabric.
displays in reverse highlight.
The twin needle can now be used.
Memo
z If
k
Press
is pressed again, it returns to
.
(Back key).
X The initial screen appears again, and
appears.
CAUTION
● When using the twin needle, be sure to
select the twin needle setting, otherwise
the needle may break or the machine may
be damaged.
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CAUTION
● Do not try turning the fabric with the
twin needle left down in the fabric,
otherwise the needle may break or the
machine may be damaged.
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Replacing the Needle
This section describes how to replace the needle.
1
Needle precautions
CAUTION
z Only use home sewing machine needles. Use of any other needle may bend the needle or
damage the machine.
z Never use bent needles. Bent needles can easily break, possibly resulting in injuries.
Selecting the needle depending on the thread and fabric types
The sewing machine needle should be used depends on the fabric and thread thickness. Refer to the following
table when choosing the thread and needle appropriate for the fabric that you wish to sew.
Fabric Type/Application
Medium weight
fabrics
Thin fabrics
Thick fabrics
Thread
Type
Broadcloth
Cotton thread
Taffeta
Synthetic thread
Flannel, Gabardine
Silk thread
Lawn
Cotton thread
Georgette
Synthetic thread
Challis, Satin
Silk thread
Denim
Cotton thread
Corduroy
Synthetic thread
Tweed
Silk thread
Size
60–90
Tricot
Thread for knits
Cotton thread
Easily frayed fabrics
Synthetic thread
Silk thread
For top-stitching
Synthetic thread
Silk thread
75/11–90/14
50
60–90
65/9–75/11
50
30
100/16
50
50–60
Jersey
Stretch fabrics
Size of Needle
50–60
50–90
90/14–100/16
Ball point needle
(gold colored)
75/11–90/14
65/9–90/14
50
50
90/14–100/16
Note
z Never use the thread of No. 20 or lower. It may cause malfunctions.
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Memo
z The lower the thread number is, the thicker
the thread, and the higher the needle
number, the thicker the needle.
z A 75/11 needle is already installed when the
sewing machine is purchased.
■ Ball point needle (gold colored)
To avoid skipped stitches use ball point needles
with stretch fabrics.
■ Transparent nylon thread
Use a 90/14 to 100/16 needle, regardless of the
fabric or thread.
■ Embroidery needles
Use a 75/11 home sewing machine needle. When
embroidering on thick fabrics such as denim, use a
90/14 or 100/16 home sewing machine needle.
CAUTION
Checking the needle
Sewing with a bent needle is extremely dangerous
since the needle may break while the machine is
being operated.
Before using the needle, place the flat side of the
needle on a flat surface and check that the distance
between the needle and the flat surface is even.
a
b
a Flat side
b Needle type marking
z The appropriate fabric, thread and needle
combinations are shown in the table
(page 39). If the combination of the
fabric, thread and needle is not correct,
particularly when sewing thick fabrics
(such as denim) with thin needles (such as
65/9 to 75/11), the needle may bend or
break. In addition, the stitching may be
uneven or puckered or there may be
skipped stitches.
CAUTION
z If the distance between the needle and
the flat surface is not even, the needle is
bent. Do not use a bent needle.
a
a
a Flat surface
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Replacing the needle
d
Lower the presser foot lever.
Use the screwdriver and a needle that has been
determined to be straight according to the
instructions in "Checking the needle" (page 40).
1
a twice to raise the needle.
Press
(Needle position button) once or
a
a
a Presser foot lever
e use a screwdriver to turn the needle clamp
Hold the needle with your left hand, and then
screw toward you (counterclockwise) to
remove the needle.
a
a Needle position button
b
Turn off the sewing machine.
b
a Screwdriver
b Needle clamp screw
CAUTION
• Do not apply a strong force when loosening
or tightening the needle clamp screw,
otherwise certain parts of the sewing
machine may be damaged.
z Before replacing the needle, be sure to
turn off the sewing machine. Otherwise,
injuries may occur if a button is
accidentally pressed and the machine
starts sewing.
c and cover the holes on the needle plate.
Place fabric or paper under the presser foot
f of the machine, insert the needle until it
With the flat side of the needle toward the rear
touches the needle stopper.
Note
a
z Before replacing the needle, place fabric or
paper under the presser foot to prevent the
needle from falling into the holes in the
needle plate.
a Needle stopper
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g use the screwdriver to tighten the needle
While holding the needle with your left hand,
clamp screw.
Install the twin needle in the same way.
CAUTION
z Be sure to insert the needle until it
touches the needle stopper and securely
tighten the needle clamp screw with the
screwdriver. Otherwise, the needle may
break or damage may result.
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Replacing the Presser Foot
This section describes how to replace the presser foot.
1
Presser foot precautions
Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the presser foot.
CAUTION
● Use the presser foot appropriate for the type of stitch that you wish to sew, otherwise the
needle may hit the presser foot, causing the needle to bend or break.
● Only use presser feet designed specifically for this sewing machine. Use of any other presser
foot may result in injuries or damage to the machine.
Replacing the presser foot
Replace the presser foot as described below.
Memo
z For details on attaching the embroidery foot
"Q", refer to "Attaching the Embroidery Foot"
(page 120).
z Zigzag foot "J" is already installed when the
sewing machine is purchased.
CAUTION
z Before replacing the presser foot, be sure
to turn off the sewing machine.
Otherwise, injuries may occur if a button
is accidentally pressed and the machine
starts sewing.
c
Raise the presser foot lever.
a twice to raise the needle.
Press
(Needle position button) once or
a
a
a Presser foot lever
X The presser foot is raised.
d presser foot holder.
Press the black button at the back of the
a Needle position button
b
a
Turn off the sewing machine.
b
a Black button
b Presser foot holder
X The presser foot holder releases the presser
foot.
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e so that the presser foot pin is aligned with the
Place a different presser foot below the holder
notch in the holder.
Position the presser foot so the letter indicating
the presser foot type (A, G, I, J, M, N or R) is
positioned to be read.
a
b
Note
z When a stitch is selected, the icon for the
presser foot that should be used appears in
the screen. Check that the correct presser
foot is attached before starting to sew. If the
wrong presser foot is installed, turn off the
sewing machine, attach the correct presser
foot, and then select the desired stitch again.
c
a Presser foot holder
b Notch
c Pin
Buttonhole foot "A"
f presser foot pin snaps into the notch in the
Slowly lower the presser foot lever so that the
presser foot holder.
Overcasting foot "G"
Zigzag foot "J"
Button fitting foot "M"
Monogramming foot "N"
a
Blind stitch foot "R"
b
Side cutter "S" (option)
z For details on the presser foot that should be
used with the selected stitch, refer to "Stitch
Setting Chart" (page 70).
c
a
b
c
d
d
Presser foot lever
Presser foot holder
Notch
Pin
X The presser foot is attached.
g presser foot is securely attached.
Raise the presser foot lever to check that the
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Removing and attaching the
presser foot holder
Remove the presser foot holder when cleaning the
sewing machine or when installing a presser foot that
does not use the presser foot holder, such as the
embroidery foot, optional free-motion open toe
quilting foot "O" and optional walking foot. Use the
screwdriver to remove the presser foot holder.
■ Attaching the presser foot holder
a
Raise the presser foot lever.
X The presser foot is raised.
Align the presser foot holder with the lower-
b left side of the presser bar.
a
CAUTION
z Before attaching/removing the presser
foot, be sure to turn off the sewing
machine. Otherwise, injuries may occur if
a button is accidentally pressed and the
machine starts sewing.
a
Remove the presser foot.
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 43).
b
a Presser bar
b Presser foot holder
Hold the presser foot holder in place with your
c right hand, and then tighten the screw using
the screwdriver in your left hand.
Use the screwdriver to loosen the presser foot
b holder screw.
c
a
a
d
b
a
b
c
d
Screwdriver
Presser foot holder
Presser foot holder screw
Presser bar
X The presser foot is removed from the presser
bar.
b
a Screwdriver
b Presser foot holder
CAUTION
z Do not hit the needle with your finger or
the presser foot when attaching/removing
it. The needle may break or cause injury.
z Be sure to tighten the screw with the
included screwdriver. If the screw is
loose, the needle may hit the presser foot
and break or bend.
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Sewing Cylindrical Pieces
Free-arm sewing makes sewing cylindrical pieces easy.
Free-arm sewing
Removing the flat bed attachment allows for free-arm
sewing, making it easier to sew cylindrical pieces
such as sleeve cuffs and pant legs.
a
Remove the flat bed attachment.
a
a Flat bed attachment
X With the flat bed attachment removed, freearm sewing is possible.
b arm, and then sew from the top.
Slide the part that you wish to sew onto the
a
a Arm
c install the flat bed attachment back in its
When you have finished free-arm sewing,
original position.
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The necessary preparations for sewing are described in this chapter.
Sewing.....................................................................................................................48
Setting the Stitch .....................................................................................................57
Useful Functions......................................................................................................61
Useful Sewing Tips ..................................................................................................65
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Sewing
Basic sewing operations are described below.
Before operating the sewing machine, read the following precautions.
CAUTION
z While the machine is in operation, pay special attention to the needle location. In addition,
keep your hands away from all moving parts such as the needle and handwheel, otherwise
injuries may occur.
z Do not pull or push the fabric too hard while sewing, otherwise injuries may occur or the
needle may break.
z Never use bent needles. Bent needles can easily break, possibly resulting in injuries.
z Make sure that the needle does not strike basting pins, otherwise the needle may break or
bend.
General sewing procedure
Follow the basic procedures below to sew.
1
Attach the presser foot.
Attach the presser foot that is appropriate for the type of stitch that you
wish to sew. Be sure to turn off the main power before replacing the
presser foot.
For details on replacing the presser foot, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 43).
↓
2
Turn on the machine.
Turn on the sewing machine. For details on turning on the machine,
refer to "Turning on the machine" (page 17).
↓
3
Select the stitch.
Select the stitch appropriate for the area to be sewn.
For details on selecting a stitch, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page 49).
↓
4
Position the fabric.
Place the area to be sewn under the presser foot. Be sure that the fabric
pieces are sewn in the correct order and that the right and wrong sides of
the fabric are aligned correctly. For details on positioning the fabric,
refer to "Positioning the fabric" (page 50).
↓
5
Start sewing.
Start sewing.
For details on starting to sew, refer to "Starting to sew" (page 51).
↓
6
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Cut the thread.
Cut the thread at the end of sewing. Automatic thread cutting is also
possible. For details on cutting the thread, refer to "Cutting the thread"
(page 55).
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Selecting stitching
Stitches are selected using LCD operations. There are
67 utility stitches. Right after turning the power on,
the straight stitch (left needle position) is selected.
d
Select a stitch.
(Previous page key) displays the previous
page, and
(Next page key) displays the
next page.
a matching presser foot ready.
Determine the stitch to be used, and get the
• Refer to "Stitch Setting Chart" (page 70).
b The machine comes with zigzag foot "J"
2
Attach the presser foot.
attached.
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 43).
Memo
z When touching the screen with your finger
is difficult, use the included touch pen.
Example: 11
is selected:
CAUTION
z Use the presser foot appropriate for the
stitch. If the wrong presser foot is used,
the needle may hit the presser foot and
bend or break.
c
Turn on the sewing machine.
X The number of selected stitch, the stitch
width and the stitch length are displayed.
e reverse/reinforcement stitching and adjust the
If necessary, specify the settings, for automatic
stitch length, etc.
X The straight stitch (left needle position) is
shown selected on the screen.
• For details on sewing with each of the utility
stitches, refer to "Stitch Setting Chart" (page
70).
Note
z When a stitch is selected, the icon for the
presser foot that should be used appears on
the screen. Check that the correct presser
foot is attached before starting to sew. If the
wrong presser foot is installed, turn off the
sewing machine, attach the correct presser
foot, and then select the desired stitch again.
Memo
z For details on setting the automatic reverse/
reinforcement stitching etc., refer to "Useful
Functions" (page 61).
z For details on adjusting the stitch width,
stitch length and thread tension, refer to
"Setting the Stitch" (page 57).
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d fabric with your left hand, turn the handwheel
While holding the end of the thread and the
Positioning the fabric
toward you (counterclockwise) with your right
hand to lower the needle to the starting point
of the stitching.
Be sure that the fabric pieces are sewn in the correct
order and that the right and wrong sides of the fabric
are aligned correctly.
a
Turn on the machine.
b twice to raise the needle.
Press
(Needle position button) once or
a
a Needle position button
c
Place the fabric under the presser foot.
e
Lower the presser foot lever.
Memo
z If the seam allowance is positioned on the
right side, sewing in a straight line is easier
and the extra fabric does not get in the way.
a
a Presser foot lever
X The fabric is now positioned to be sewn.
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Starting to sew
Once you are ready to start sewing, you can start the
sewing machine. Sewing can be started and stopped
using the operation button
(Start/stop button) or
the foot controller. For details on the foot controller,
refer to next page.
Memo
z The machine will sew at a slow speed at the
beginning of sewing.
z If you press and hold the
(Start/stop
button) while sewing, the machine will sew
at a slow speed. If you use this function at
the point just before the position where you
want to stop the machine, you can stop the
machine exactly.
Memo
z When the foot controller is plugged in,
(Start/stop button) cannot be used to start or
stop sewing.
■ Using the operation button
Sewing can be started and stopped using the
operation button
(Start/stop button).
Slide the sewing speed controller to the left or
a right to select the desired sewing speed.
c
Slide the sewing speed controller to the left to
sew at a slower speed, or slide the speed
controller to the right to sew at a faster speed.
When the end of the stitching is reached, press
(Start/stop button) once.
X The machine stops sewing with the needle
lowered (in the fabric).
d
Cut the threads.
• For details, refer to "Cutting the thread" (page
55).
Note
a
a Sewing speed controller
b
Press
z This machine will automatically stop when
the bobbin becomes almost empty. When
the machine stops, replace the bobbin
thread, and then press
(Start/stop button)
to begin sewing again.
(Start/stop button) once.
a
a Start/stop button
X The machine starts sewing.
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■ Using the foot controller
Sewing can be started and stopped using the foot
controller.
a
Slide the sewing speed controller to the left or
d right to select the desired sewing speed.
Slide the sewing speed controller to the left to
sew at a slower speed, or slide the speed
controller to the right to sew at a faster speed.
Turn off the sewing machine.
a
a Sewing speed controller
X The speed set using the sewing speed
controller is the foot controller's maximum
sewing speed.
Note
z When connecting the foot controller, be sure
to turn off the sewing machine in order to
prevent the machine from accidentally being
started.
Once you are ready to start sewing, slowly
e press down on the foot controller.
Pressing down on the foot controller increases
the sewing speed; releasing the pressure on the
foot controller decreases the sewing speed.
Insert the foot controller plug into its jack on
b the right side of the sewing machine.
a
Slower
Faster
• Slowly press down on the foot controller.
Pressing it down hard starts sewing too
quickly.
X The machine starts sewing.
a Foot controller jack
c
Turn on the machine.
When the end of the stitching is reached,
f completely release the foot controller.
X The machine stops sewing with the needle
lowered (in the fabric).
g
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Cut the threads.
• For details, refer to "Cutting the thread" (page
55).
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Memo
z When the foot controller is plugged in,
(Start/stop button) cannot be used to start or
stop sewing.
z When sewing is stopped, the needle remains
lowered (in the fabric). The machine can be
set so that the needle will stay up when
sewing is stopped. For details on setting the
machine so that the needle stays up when
sewing is stopped, refer to "Changing the
machine settings" (page 19).
Securing the stitching
When sewing with the straight stitch, for example, at
the end of an opening or where seams do not
overlap, use reverse stitching or reinforcement
stitching to secure the end of the thread.
a beginning of the stitching, and then lower the
Lower the needle into the fabric at the
presser foot lever.
CAUTION
z Do not allow thread or dust to
accumulate in the foot controller,
otherwise a fire or an electric shock may
occur.
z Do not place objects on the foot
controller, otherwise damage to the
machine or injuries may occur.
z If the machine is not to be used for a long
period of time, unplug the foot controller,
otherwise a fire or an electric shock may
occur.
b the foot controller.
Press
(Start/stop button), or press down on
At this time, if
(Start/stop button) is held
down, the machine sews at a slow speed.
• For details, refer to "Starting to sew" (page
51).
a
a Start/stop button
X The machine starts sewing.
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c (Reverse/reinforcement stitch button).
After sewing 3 to 5 stitches, press
f
Keep
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch button)
held down until you reach the beginning of the
stitching.
When the end of the stitching is reached, press
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch button).
Keep
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch button)
held down until 3 to 5 reverse stitches are
sewn.
• The machine sews at a slow speed when
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch button) is
held down.
X While
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch
button) is held down, reverse stitches are
sewn.
a
a Reverse/reinforcement stitch button
X While
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch
button) is held down, reverse stitches are
sewn.
d stitching, release
After sewing back to the beginning of the
(Reverse/reinforcement
stitch button).
X The machine stops sewing.
e the foot controller.
Press
(Start/stop button), or press down on
X The machine starts sewing in the normal
sewing direction.
g release
After 3 to 5 reverse stitches have been sewn,
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch
button).
X The machine stops sewing.
h the foot controller.
Press
(Start/stop button), or press down on
At this time, if
(Start/stop button) is held
down, the machine sews at a slow speed.
X The machine starts sewing in the normal
sewing direction.
i sewing machine stops.
After sewing to the end of the stitching, the
Release
(Start/stop button) or foot
controller.
a
3 Press
1 Press
2 Press
5 Press
4 Press
b
a Beginning of stitching
b End of stitching
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■ Sewing stitches
When
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch button) is
pressed with stitches other than 1 , 3 and
7 stitches, reinforcement stitches are used.
Reinforcement stitches are 3 to 5 stitches sewn on
top of each other in one place.
Cutting the thread
When you have finished sewing, cut the thread.
■ Using the thread cutter button
a
When you wish to finish the stitching, press
(Thread cutter button) once.
2
a
b
a
a Reverse stitching
b Reinforcement stitching
a Thread cutter button
Memo
z The sewing machine can be set to
automatically sew reverse or reinforcement
stitches at the beginning and end of the
stitching. For details, refer to "Automatically
sewing reverse/reinforcement stitches" (page
61).
X The threads are cut and the needle is raised.
Note
z The thread cutter button cannot be used
when the presser foot lever is raised.
Raise the presser foot lever, then remove the
b fabric.
a
a Presser foot lever
CAUTION
z Do not press
(Thread cutter button)
after threads have already been cut,
otherwise the needle may break, the
threads may become tangled or damage
to the machine may occur.
z Do not press
(Thread cutter button) if
there is no fabric under the presser foot
or while the machine is sewing, otherwise
damage to the machine may occur.
Memo
z The machine can be set so that the threads
will be cut automatically when sewing is
finished. For details, refer to "Automatically
cutting the thread" (page 62).
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■ Using the thread cutter
When sewing with nylon or metallic threads, or
other special threads, use the thread cutter on the
side of the machine to cut the threads.
When you wish to finish the stitching and the
(Needle
position button) once to raise the needle.
a sewing machine is stopped, press
a
a Needle position button
b
Raise the presser foot lever.
a
a Presser foot lever
Pull the fabric to the left side of the machine,
c and then pass the threads through the thread
cutter to cut them.
a
a Thread cutter
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Setting the Stitch
This machine is preset with the default settings for the stitch width and stitch length for each stitch. However,
you can change any of the settings by pressing
in the screen, then follow the procedure described in this
section.
2
Note
z Settings for some stitches cannot be changed. For details, refer to "Stitch Setting Chart" (page 70).
z Stitch settings return to their defaults if they are changed, when the machine is turned off or a different
stitch is selected before the stitch setting is saved. If you want to save settings, refer to "Saving stitch
settings" (page 64).
Adjusting the stitch width
The stitch width (zigzag width) can be adjusted to
make the stitch wider or narrower.
Each press of
makes the zigzag stitch narrower.
Memo
z
means the setting cannot be adjusted.
z If the straight stitch (left needle position or triple
stretch stitch) was selected, changing the stitch
width changes the needle position. Increasing
the width
moves the needle to the right;
reducing the width
moves the needle to the
left. For details, refer to "Changing the needle
position" (page 79).
z Press
to return the setting to its default.
z If the foot controller is connected, the
sewing speed controller can be used to
adjust the zigzag width. For details, refer to
"Adjusting stitch width using the sewing
speed controller" (page 58).
CAUTION
z After adjusting the stitch width, slowly
Each press of
makes the zigzag stitch wider.
turn the handwheel toward you
(counterclockwise) and check that the
needle does not touch the presser foot. If
the needle hits the presser foot, the
needle may bend or break.
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■ Adjusting stitch width using the sewing speed
controller
A decorative stitch can be sewn by changing the
stitch width. If the sewing machine is set so that the
stitch width can be adjusted using the sewing speed
controller, the stitch width can quickly and easily be
adjusted. In this case, the sewing speed is adjusted
with the foot controller.
a
b
e
(Back key).
X The initial screen appears again.
Connect the foot controller.
• For details, refer to "Using the foot controller"
(page 52).
Press
f
Select a stitch.
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
c
Turn on the sewing machine, and then press
(Settings key) on the operation panel.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
While sewing, slide the sewing speed
g controller to adjust the stitch width.
Slide the controller to the left to make the width
narrower. Slide the controller to the right to
make the width wider.
Narrower
Wider
X The setting screen appears.
d
Press "ON" for stitch width control setting.
X The machine is now set so that the stitch
width can be controlled with the sewing
speed controller.
Memo
z If the stitch width control setting is set to
"ON",
for stitch width will change to
sewing speed controller icon
.
• Adjust the sewing speed with the foot
controller.
When you have finished sewing, set the stitch
h width control setting back to "OFF".
Memo
z Although the stitching result differs
depending on the type of fabric being sewn
and the thickness of the thread being used,
for best results, adjust the stitch length to
between 0.3 and 0.5 mm (1/64 and 1/32
inch).
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Adjusting the stitch length
The stitch length can be adjusted to make the stitch
coarser or finer.
Adjusting the thread tension
You may need to change the thread tension,
depending on the fabric and thread being used.
■ Correct thread tension
The upper thread and the bobbin thread should
cross near the center of the fabric. Only the upper
thread should be visible from the right side of the
fabric, and only the bobbin thread should be
visible from the wrong side of the fabric.
Each press of
a
makes the stitch finer (shorter).
b
c
d
a
b
c
d
Each press of
makes the stitch coarser (longer).
Wrong side of fabric
Right side of fabric
Upper thread
Bobbin thread
■ Upper thread is too tight
If the bobbin thread is visible from the right side of
the fabric, the upper thread is too tight.
Note
z If the bobbin thread was incorrectly
threaded, the upper thread may be too tight.
In this case, refer to "Installing the bobbin"
(page 27) and rethread the bobbin thread.
a
Memo
z
means the setting cannot be adjusted.
z Press
default.
b
to return the setting to its
z If the stitches are bunched together,
increase the stitch length. Continuing to
sew with the stitches bunched together
may result in the needle bending or
breaking.
e
c
CAUTION
d
a
b
c
d
e
Wrong side of fabric
Right side of fabric
Upper thread
Bobbin thread
The bobbin thread is visible from the right side of
the fabric.
Turn the thread tension dial to the left to loosen
the upper thread.
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Memo
Memo
z When you finish sewing, remove the bobbin
cover and then make sure that the thread is
shown as below. If the thread is not shown
as below, the thread is not inserted through
the tension-adjusting spring of the bobbin
case correctly. Reinsert the thread correctly.
For details, refer to page 29.
■ Upper thread is too loose
If the upper thread is visible from the wrong side of
the fabric, the upper thread is too loose.
Note
z If the upper thread was incorrectly threaded,
the upper thread may be too loose. In this
case, refer to "Threading the upper thread"
(page 32) and rethread the upper thread.
e
a
b
c
a
b
c
d
e
d
Wrong side of fabric
Right side of fabric
Upper thread
Bobbin thread
The upper thread is visible from the wrong side of
the fabric.
Turn the thread tension dial to the right to tighten
the upper thread.
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z If the upper thread is not threaded correctly
or the bobbin is not installed correctly, it
may not be possible to set the correct thread
tension. If the correct thread tension cannot
be achieved, rethread the upper thread and
insert the bobbin correctly.
z The level "4" on the tension dial is a guide
for working normal fabrics (medium weight).
However, the actual stitch tension you’ll
want to use will vary according to the fabric
and thread you are using, so you should
always sew a stitch sample and adjust stitch
tension before beginning on the actual piece
to be worked.
z The machine may stop sewing if tension is
set extremely low. This is not a sign that
there is anything wrong with your machine.
Simply adjust to the correct stitch tension
and begin again.
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Useful Functions
Functions useful in improving sewing efficiency are described below.
Automatically sewing reverse/
reinforcement stitches
d then press
Position the fabric under the presser foot, and
(Start/stop button) once.
The sewing machine can be set to automatically sew
reverse or reinforcement stitches at the beginning and
end of the stitching. Depending on the selected stitch,
reverse stitches or reinforcement stitches are
automatically set. For details on reverse/
reinforcement stitching, refer to "Stitch Setting Chart"
(page 70).
a
2
a
Turn on the machine.
a Start/stop button
X Stitching starts after reverse stitching or
reinforcement stitching.
X The LCD comes on.
b
Select a stitch.
c
Press
• For details on selecting a stitch, refer to
"Selecting stitching" (page 49).
e
After reaching the end of the stitching, press
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch button) once.
If stitching, such as buttonholes and bar
tacking, that includes reinforcement stitching
has been selected, this operation is
unnecessary.
on the LCD.
a
X It turns to
, and the sewing machine is
set for automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching.
a Reverse/reinforcement stitch button
X After reverse/reinforcement stitches are
sewn, the sewing machine stops.
Memo
z To turn automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching off, press
.
z When the sewing machine is turned off, the
automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching
setting is cancelled.
z When the stitch such as those for sewing
buttonholes and bar tacks is selected,
reinforcement stitches are automatically
sewn.
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Memo
z Press
(Start/stop button) when you want
to stop the sewing machine in the middle of
sewing without reverse stitching or
reinforcement stitching (for example, when
you want to change the sewing direction).
The sewing machine stops without reverse
stitching or reinforcement stitching.
Press
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch
button) at the end of the stitching.
1
b
Press the stitch selection.
c
Press
• For details on selecting a stitch, refer to
"Selecting stitching" (page 49).
on the screen.
X You get
, and the sewing machine is
set for programmed thread-cutting and
automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching.
2a
4
3b
a Stop the machine and change the sewing
direction.
b Start the machine again.
Memo
Automatically cutting
the thread
The sewing machine can be set to automatically cut
the threads at the end of the stitching. This is called
"programmed thread-cutting".
If programmed thread-cutting is set, automatic
reverse/reinforcement stitching is also set.
a
z To turn programmed thread cutting off,
press
.
d then press
Position the fabric under the presser foot, and
(Start/stop button) once.
Turn on the machine.
a
a Start/stop button
X The LCD comes on.
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X Stitching starts after reverse stitching or
reinforcement stitching.
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e
After reaching the end of the stitching, press
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch button)
once.
If stitching, such as buttonholes and bar
tacking, that includes reinforcement stitching
has been selected, this operation is
unnecessary.
Mirroring stitches
You can sew the mirror image of a stitch horizontally
(left and right).
a
Turn on the machine.
X After the reverse stitching or reinforcement
stitching has been done, the sewing machine
stops, and the thread is cut.
2
X The LCD comes on.
b
The thread is cut here.
c
Select a stitch.
• For details on selecting a stitch, refer to
"Selecting stitching" (page 49).
Press
on the screen.
Memo
z Press
(Start/stop button) when you want
to stop the sewing machine in the middle of
sewing without programmed thread-cutting
(for example, when you want to change the
sewing direction). The sewing machine stops
without programmed thread cutting.
Press
(Reverse/reinforcement stitch
button) at the end of the stitching.
X It turns to
, and the pattern displayed at
the top of the screen is mirrored.
1
2
4c
a
3b
a Stop the machine and change the sewing
direction.
b Start the machine again.
c The thread is cut here.
Memo
z To cancel the mirroring setting, press
.
z Mirroring is not possible for buttonholes and
other stitches where
shows.
z When the sewing machine is turned off, the
mirroring setting is cancelled.
z If the power is turned off, programmed
thread-cutting will be turned off.
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Saving stitch settings
This machine is preset with the default settings for the
stitch width (zigzag width), stitch length,
programmed thread-cutting, and automatic reverse/
reinforcement stitching for each stitch. 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. This feature can be used only with utility
stitches. The settings you saved will not be cleared if
the machine is turned off.
■ To use a stitch length of 2.0 mm for the straight
stitch
a
Select a straight stitch.
b
Press
.
Memo
z The default stitch length is 2.5 mm.
c
Set the stitch length to 2.0 mm.
d
Press
.
• To reset the selected stitch patterns to its
default settings, press
, and then
press
.
X The confirmation message is displayed.
e
Press
.
X The next time that the same straight stitch is
selected, the stitch length is set to 2.0 mm.
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Note
z All stitch settings (stitch width (zigzag
width), stitch length, programmed threadcutting, and automatic reverse/
reinforcement stitching, etc.) are saved, not
just the setting that was changed. When the
same stitch pattern 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.
Even if
is pressed, the settings for
programmed thread-cutting and automatic
reverse/reinforcement stitching are saved in
the machine.
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Useful Sewing Tips
Various ways to achieve better results for your sewing projects are described below. Refer to these tips when
sewing your project.
Trial sewing
After you have set up the machine with the thread
and needle appropriate for the type of fabric being
sewn, the machine automatically sets the stitch
length and width for the stitch that is selected.
However, a trial piece of fabric should be sewn since,
depending on the type of fabric and stitching being
sewn, the desired results may not be achieved.
For the trial sewing, use a piece of fabric and thread
that are the same as those used for your project, and
check the thread tension and stitch length and width.
Since the results differ depending on the type of
stitching and the number of layers of fabric sewn,
perform the trial sewing under the same conditions
that will be used with your project.
Sewing curves
Stop sewing, and then slightly change the sewing
direction to sew around the curve. For details on
sewing with an even seam allowance, refer to
"Sewing an even seam allowance" (page 67).
When sewing along a curve while using a zigzag
stitch, select a shorter stitch length in order to obtain
a finer stitch.
Changing the sewing direction
a sewing machine.
When the stitching reaches a corner, stop the
Leave the needle lowered (in the fabric). If the
needle remained up when the machine stopped
sewing, press
(Needle position button) to
lower the needle.
b fabric.
Raise the presser foot lever, and then turn the
Turn the fabric using the needle as a pivot.
Sewing thick fabrics
■ If the fabric does not fit under the presser foot
Raise the presser foot lever even higher to bring
the presser foot to its highest position.
c sewing.
Lower the presser foot lever and continue
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■ If thick seams are being sewn and the fabric does
not feed at the beginning of stitching
Zigzag foot "J" is equipped with a feature that
keeps the presser foot level.
Sewing hook-and-loop
fastener
CAUTION
z Use only the ungummed hook-and-loop
a
a Sewing direction
a
Raise the presser foot lever.
fastener which is for sewing. If the glue is
attached to the needle or the bobbin hook
race, it may cause malfunction.
z If the hook-and-loop fastener is sewn with
the thin needle (65/9-75/11), the needle
may bend or break.
Press the black button (presser foot holding
b pin) on the left side of zigzag foot "J". Keep the
button held in and lower the presser foot.
a
a Presser foot holding pin
X Release the button. The foot will lock in
place level with the seam, allowing the
fabric to feed.
Note
z Before start sewing, baste together the fabric
and the hook-and-loop fastener.
Make sure that the needle passes through the hookand-loop fastener by turning the handwheel and
lower the needle into the hook-and-loop fastener
before sewing. And then, sew the edge of the hookand-loop fastener at a slow speed.
If the needle does not pass through the hook-andloop fastener, replace the needle with the needle for
thick fabrics (page 39).
a
a Edge of the hook-and-loop fastener
Sewing thin fabrics
X Once the trouble spot has been passed, the
foot will return to its normal position.
CAUTION
z If fabric more than 6 mm (15/64 inch)
When sewing thin fabrics, the stitching may become
misaligned or the fabric may not feed correctly.
If this occurs, place thin paper or stabilizer material
under the fabric and sew it together with the fabric.
When you have finished sewing, tear off any excess
paper.
thick is sewn or if the fabric is pushed
with too much force, the needle may
bend or break.
a
a Stabilizer material or paper
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Sewing stretch fabrics
First, baste the pieces of fabric together, and then sew
without stretching the fabric.
■ Aligning the fabric with a needle plate marking
The markings on the needle plate show the
distance from the needle position of a seam sewn
with the straight stitch (left needle position). Sew
while keeping the edge of the fabric aligned with a
marking in the needle plate. The distance between
the markings in the upper scale is 1/8 inch (3 mm)
and the distance between the markings in the grid
is 5 mm (3/16 inch).
5
a
1
4
a Basting
Using the stretch stitches or the thread for knits gives
an attractive finishes.
4
5
9
10
2
34
Sewing an even seam
allowance
To sew an even seam, start sewing so that the seam
allowance is to the right of the presser foot, and the
edge of the fabric is aligned with either the right edge
of the presser foot or a marking on the needle plate.
3
6
a
b
c
d
e
f
Seam
Presser foot
Centimeters
Inches
Needle plate
1.6 cm (5/8 inch)
■ Aligning the fabric with the presser foot
Sew while keeping the right edge of the presser
foot aligned with a fixed distance from the edge of
the fabric.
a Seam
b Presser foot
Memo
z If the straight stitch (left needle position,
triple stretch stitch, basting stitch etc.) is
selected, you can change the distance
between the seam and the right edge of the
presser foot by changing the stitch width. For
details, refer to "Changing the needle
position" (page 79).
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UTILITY STITCHES
The various stitches and their applications are described in this chapter.
Stitch Setting Chart .................................................................................................70
Overcasting Stitches................................................................................................74
Basic Stitching .........................................................................................................78
Blind Hem Stitching ................................................................................................80
Buttonhole Stitching................................................................................................83
Zipper Insertion.......................................................................................................90
Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape ..................................................................95
Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching ................................................................97
Reinforcement Stitching ........................................................................................103
Eyelet Stitching......................................................................................................108
Decorative Stitching..............................................................................................109
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UTILITY STITCHES
Stitch Setting Chart
Applications, stitch lengths and widths and whether the twin needle can be used are listed for utility
stitches in the following table.
Application
J
Basic stitching, sewing gathers or
pintucks, etc.
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
0.2–5.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reverse
No
J
Basic stitching and sewing
gathers or pintucks
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
0.2–5.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
Yes
3.5
(1/8)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
0.2–5.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reverse
No
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
1.5–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
1.0
(1/16)
1.0–3.0
(1/16–1/8)
2.5
1.0–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
Left
1
Center
Straight
stitch
2
3
Attaching zippers, basic
J/I stitching, sewing gathers or
pintucks, etc.
4
Triple stretch stitch
Center
Right
Zigzag
stitch
2-point
zigzag stitch
3-point
zigzag stitch
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
Attaching sleeves, sewing
inseams, sewing stretch fabrics
and decorative stitching
J
Sewing stretch fabrics and
decorative stitching
J
Temporarily securing
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
–
–
No
Reinforcement
No
J
Overcasting and attaching
appliqués
3.5
(1/8)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0–4.0
(0–3/16)
Yes
(J)
Reverse
No
J
Beginning sewing from the right
needle position
3.5
(1/8)
2.5–5.0
1.4
0.3–4.0
Yes
(3/32–3/16) (1/16) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
Yes
J
Overcasting on mediumweight
or stretch fabrics, attaching
elastic, darning, etc.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.0
0.2–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
Yes
J
Overcasting on mediumweight
or stretch fabrics, attaching
elastic, darning, etc.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.0
0.2–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
G
Overcasting on thin or
mediumweight fabrics
3.5
(1/8)
2.5–5.0
2.0
1.0–4.0
No
(3/32–3/16) (1/16) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
5.0
2.5–5.0
2.5
1.0–4.0
No
(3/16) (3/32–3/16) (3/32) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
6
Basting stitch
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
J
5
Stretch stitch
Reverse/
Reinforcement
Stitching
Walking Foot
Pattern
Presser Foot
Stitch Name
Twin Needle
Utility stitches
7
8
9
10
11
12
G Overcasting on thick fabrics
13
G
Overcasting on thick fabrics and
decorative stitching
5.0
(3/16)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
2.5
1.0–4.0
No
(3/32) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
J
Overcasting on stretch fabrics
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
0.5–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/32–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Overcasting on thick or stretch
fabrics
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
0.5–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/32–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Overcasting on stretch fabrics
and decorative stitching
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
4.0
1.0–4.0
Yes
(3/16) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
Overcasting stitch
14
15
16
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Application
Twin Needle
Pattern
Presser Foot
Stitch Name
Walking Foot
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Reverse/
Reinforcement
Stitching
R
Blind hem stitching on
mediumweight fabrics
00
3← – →3
2.0
(1/16)
1.0–3.5
(1/16–1/8)
No
Reinforcement
No
R
Blind hem stitching on stretch
fabrics
00
3← – →3
2.0
(1/16)
1.0–3.5
(1/16–1/8)
No
Reinforcement
No
J
Appliqué stitching
3.5
(1/8)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.5
1.6–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Shell tuck stitching
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
0.2–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Piecing straight stitching (with a
seam allowance of 6.5 mm (1/4
inch) from the right edge of the
presser foot)
5.5
(7/32)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.0
0.2–5.0
No
(1/16) (1/64–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
J
Piecing straight stitching (with a
seam allowance of 6.5 mm (1/4
inch) from the left edge of the
presser foot)
1.5
(1/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.0
0.2–5.0
No
(1/16) (1/64–3/16)
Reinforcement
Yes
J
Straight stitch quilting that looks
hand-sewn
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
1.0–4.0
No
(3/32) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
J
Appliqué quilting, free-motion
quilting, satin stitching
3.5
(1/8)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
No
Reinforcement
Yes
J
Attaching appliqués and binding
1.5
(1/16)
0.5–3.5
(1/32–1/8)
1.8
1.0–4.0
No
(1/16) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
J
Quilting background stitching
(stippling)
7.0
(1/4)
1.0–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.6
1.0–4.0
No
(1/16) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
5.0
(3/16)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
0.5
0.1–1.0
Yes
(1/32) (1/64–1/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
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Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
Blind hem stitch
18
19
Appliqué stitch
20
Shell tuck stitch
21
Piecing straight stitch
22
Straight stitch that
looks hand-sewn
(for quilting)
Zigzag stitch
(for quilting)
23
24
Appliqué stitch
(for quilting)
25
Quilting stitch
(for stippling)
26
27
Satin scallop stitch
N Scallop stitching
28
Joining stitch
J
Patchwork stitching and
decorative stitching
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.2
0.2–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Patchwork stitching, decorative
stitching and sewing overcasting
on both pieces of fabric, such as
with tricot
5.0
(3/16)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.5
1.0–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Patchwork stitching and
decorative stitching
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.2
0.2–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Smocking stitching and
decorative stitching
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.6
1.0–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Fagoting and decorative
stitching
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
1.0–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Fagoting and decorative
stitching
5.0
(3/16)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.5
1.0–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Attaching elastic to stretch
fabrics
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.0
0.2–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
29
30
31
Smocking stitch
32
Fagoting stitch
Elastic-attaching
stitch
0.0–4.0
(0–3/16)
3
33
34
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Reverse/
Reinforcement
Stitching
J
Decorative stitching
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
2.0–4.0
No
(1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
J
Decorative stitching
4.0
(3/16)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
2.5
1.0–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
J
Decorative stitching
5.5
(7/32)
0.0–7.0
(0–1/4)
1.6
1.0–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
N
Decorative stitching and
elastic-attaching
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
1.0
0.2–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/64–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
3.5
(1/8)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
2.5
1.6–4.0
No
(3/32) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
6.0
1.5–7.0
(15/64) (1/16–1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.5–4.0
No
(1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
Decorative hemming on thin,
N mediumweight and plain weave
fabrics, heirloom stitching, etc.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
3.5
(1/8)
1.5–4.0
No
(1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
Decorative hemming on thin,
N mediumweight and plain weave
fabrics, heirloom stitching, etc.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
4.0
1.5–4.0
Yes
(3/16) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
Decorative hemming on thin,
N mediumweight and plain weave
fabrics, heirloom stitching, etc.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
2.5
1.5–4.0
Yes
(3/32) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
Decorative hemming on thin,
N mediumweight and plain weave
fabrics, heirloom stitching, etc.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
2.0
1.5–4.0
Yes
(1/16) (1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
Decorative hemming, ribbon
N threading, heirloom stitching,
etc.
5.0
(3/16)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
3.0
(1/8)
1.5–4.0
Yes
(1/16–3/16) (J)
Reinforcement
No
Application
35
36
37
38
39
Lace sewing, decorative
N hemming, heirloom stitching,
etc.
40
N
41
Decorative stitch
42
43
44
45
46
Decorative hemming, heirloom
stitching, etc.
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
N
Decorative stitching, smocking
6.0
1.5–7.0
stitching, heirloom stitching, etc. (15/64) (1/16–1/4)
1.6
1.0–4.0
No
(1/16) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
N
Decorative stitching, smocking
5.0
stitching, heirloom stitching, etc. (3/16)
1.6
1.0–4.0
No
(1/16) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
47
72
Walking Foot
Pattern
Twin Needle
Stitch Name
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Presser Foot
UTILITY STITCHES
1.5–7.0
(1/16–1/4)
Twin Needle
Pattern
Reverse/
Reinforcement
Stitching
A
Horizontal buttonholes on thin
and mediumweight fabrics
5.0
(3/16)
3.0–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
0.5
0.2–1.0
No
(1/32) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A
Horizontal buttonholes on areas
that are subject to strain
5.0
(3/16)
3.0–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
0.5
0.2–1.0
No
(1/32) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A
Horizontal buttonholes on thick
fabrics
5.0
(3/16)
3.0–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
0.5
0.2–1.0
No
(1/32) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A
Secured buttonholes for fabrics
that have backings
5.0
(3/16)
3.0–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
0.5
0.2–1.0
No
(1/32) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A
Buttonholes for stretch or knit
fabrics
6.0
3.0–6.0
1.0
0.5–2.0
No
(15/54) (1/8–15/64) (1/16) (1/32–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A Buttonholes for stretch fabrics
6.0
3.0–6.0
1.5
(15/54) (1/8–15/64) (1/16)
No
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A Bound buttonholes
5.0
(3/16)
0.0–6.0
(0–15/64)
2.0
0.2–4.0
No
(1/16) (1/64–3/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
Presser Foot
Stitch Name
48
49
50
51
52
Buttonhole stitch
Walking Foot
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Application
53
54
55
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
1.0–3.0
(1/16–1/8)
A
Keyhole buttonholes for thick or
furry fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
3.0–7.0
(1/8–1/4)
0.5
0.3–1.0
No
(1/32) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A
Keyhole buttonholes for
mediumweight and thick fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
3.0–7.0
(1/8–1/4)
0.5
0.3–1.0
No
(1/32) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A
Horizontal buttonholes for thick
or furry fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
3.0–7.0
(1/8–1/4)
0.5
0.3–1.0
No
(1/32) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A Darning mediumweight fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.0
0.4–2.5
No
(1/16) (1/64–3/32)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
A Darning thick fabrics
7.0
(1/4)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–1/4)
2.0
0.4–2.5
No
(1/16) (1/64–3/32)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
Reinforcing openings and areas
A where the seam easily comes
loose
2.0
(1/16)
1.0–3.0
(1/16–1/8)
0.4
0.3–1.0
No
(1/64) (1/64–1/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
M Button sewing
3.5
(1/8)
2.5–4.5
(3/32–3/16)
–
No
Automatic
reinforcement
No
7.0
(1/4)
7.0, 6.0, 5.0
(1/4, 15/64, No
3/16)
Automatic
reinforcement
No
2.5
0.2–5.0
No
(3/32) (1/64–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
56
57
58
Darning stitch
59
60
Bar tack stitch
Button-sewing stitch
Eyelet stitch
61
62
N
Sewing eyelets, for example, on
belts
7.0
(1/4)
7.0, 6.0, 5.0
(1/4, 15/64,
3/16)
S
Sewing straight stitches while
cutting the fabric
0.0
(0)
0.0–2.5
(0–3/32)
S
Sewing zigzag stitches while cutting the fabric
3.5
(1/8)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
No
Reinforcement
No
Overcasting on thin and
S mediumweight fabrics while cutting the fabric
3.5
(1/8)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
2.0
1.0–4.0
No
(1/16) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
Overcasting on thick fabrics
while cutting the fabric
5.0
(3/16)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
2.5
1.0–4.0
No
(3/32) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
Overcasting on mediumweight
S and thick fabrics while cutting
the fabric
5.0
(3/16)
3.5–5.0
(1/8–3/16)
2.5
1.0–4.0
No
(3/32) (1/16–3/16)
Reinforcement
No
63
64
65
Side cutter*1
66
S
67
–
0.0–4.0
(0–3/16)
*1: Side cutter is optional.
Stitch Setting Chart 73
3
UTILITY STITCHES
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Overcasting Stitches
Sew overcasting stitches along the edges of cut fabric to prevent them from fraying. 15 stitches are available for
overcasting. The procedure for sewing overcasting stitch is explained according to the presser foot that is used.
Sewing overcasting stitches using overcasting foot "G"
Three stitches can be used to sew overcasting with overcasting foot "G".
Stitch Name
Pattern
Application
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Auto
11
Overcasting
stitch
Preventing fraying in medium
weight and thin fabrics
3.5
(1/8)
12
13
Preventing fraying in thick
fabrics and fabrics that fray
easily
5.0
(3/16)
Manual
2.5-5.0
(3/32-3/16)
3.5-5.0
(1/8-3/16)
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Presser
Foot
2.0
(1/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
G
CAUTION
● Be sure to turn off the main power before replacing the pressor foot. Otherwise, injuries may
occur if
(Start/stop button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
a
Attach overcasting foot "G".
G
c against the guide of the presser foot, and then
Position the fabric with the edge of the fabric
lower the presser foot lever.
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 43).
a
b
Select a stitch.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
a Guide
d presser foot guide.
Sew with the edge of the fabric against the
a
a Needle drop point
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Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot "J"
Seven stitches can be used to sew overcasting stitches with zigzag foot "J".
Stitch Name
Pattern
Application
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Zigzag stitch
(center
needle
position)
7
Zigzag stitch
(right needle
position)
8
2-point
zigzag stitch
9
3-point
zigzag stitch
10
14
Overcasting
stitch
Preventing fraying (center
baseline/reverse stitching)
3.5
(1/8)
Manual
0.0-7.0
(0-1/4)
Preventing fraying (right
baseline/reinforcement stitching)
2.5-5.0
(3/32-3/16)
Preventing fraying in thick
fabrics and stretch fabrics
1.5-7.0
(1/16-1/4)
Preventing fraying in stretch
fabrics
15
Preventing fraying in thick
fabrics and stretch fabrics
16
Preventing fraying in stretch
fabrics
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Presser
Foot
0.0-4.0
(0-3/16)
1.4
(1/16)
0.3-4.0
(1/64-3/16)
1.0
(1/16)
0.2-4.0
(1/64-3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
0.5-4.0
(1/32-3/16)
4.0
(3/16)
1.0-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
3
J
5.0
(3/16)
0.0-7.0
(0-1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
CAUTION
● Be sure to turn off the main power before replacing the pressor foot. Otherwise, injuries may
occur if
(Start/stop button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
a
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
c needle dropping off the edge at the right.
Sew along the edge of the fabric with the
a
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
b
Select a stitch.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
a
a Needle drop point
Overcasting Stitches 75
UTILITY STITCHES
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Sewing overcasting stitches using the optional side cutter
Using the optional side cutter, seam allowances can be finished while the edge of the fabric is cut off. Five
stitches can be used to sew overcasting stitches with the side cutter.
Stitch Name
Pattern
Application
63
Sewing straight stitches while
cutting the fabric
64
Sewing zigzag stitches while
cutting the fabric
65
Preventing fraying in thin and
mediumweight fabrics while
cutting the fabric
Side cutter
66
67
Preventing fraying in thick
fabrics while cutting the fabric
Preventing fraying in thick
fabrics while cutting the fabric
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
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)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0-4.0
(0-3/16)
3.5
(1/8)
3.5-5.0
(1/8-3/16)
5.0
(3/16)
2.0
(1/16)
2.5
(3/32)
Presser
Foot
S
1.0-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
CAUTION
● Be sure to turn off the main power before replacing the pressor foot. Otherwise, injuries may
occur if
(Start/stop button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
c is aligned with the notch in the presser foot
Position the side cutter so that side cutter pin
holder, and then slowly lower the presser foot
lever.
Note
z Thread the needle manually when using the
side cutter, or only attach the side cutter
after threading the needle using the needle
threader.
a
Remove the presser foot.
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
Hook the connecting fork of the side cutter
b onto the needle clamp screw.
a
b
a Connecting fork
b Needle clamp screw
76
b
a
a Notch in presser foot holder
b Pin
X The side cutter is attached.
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d side cutter is securely attached.
Raise the presser foot lever to check that the
h The cut in the fabric should be positioned over
Position the fabric in the side cutter.
the guide plate of the side cutter.
Pass the upper thread under the side cutter,
e and then pull it out toward the rear of the
sewing machine.
a
a Guide plate
Memo
z If the fabric is not positioned correctly, the
fabric will not be cut.
f
Select a stitch.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
Lower the presser foot lever, and then start
i sewing.
X A seam allowance is cut while the stitching
is sewn.
Memo
g the fabric at the beginning of the stitching.
Make a cut of about 2 cm (3/4 inch) long in
z If the stitching is sewn in a straight line
63
, the seam allowance will be about 5
mm (3/16 inch).
1
1
a 5 mm (3/16 inch)
a 2 cm (3/4 inch)
z The side cutter can cut as much as one layer
of 13-oz. denim.
z After using the side cutter, clean it by
removing any lint or dust.
z If the side cutter can no longer cut fabric,
use a rag to apply a small amount of oil to
the cutting edge of the cutter.
Overcasting Stitches 77
3
UTILITY STITCHES
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Basic Stitching
Straight stitches are used for sewing plain seams. Five stitches are available for basic stitching.
Stitch Name
Pattern
Application
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Basting stitch
6
Straight stitch
(center
needle
position)
Triple stretch
stitch
Auto
Manual
-
-
Temporarily securing
Basic stitching and sewing
gathers or pintucks (left baseline/
reverse stitching)
1
Straight stitch
(left needle
position)
Manual
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
0.0
(0)
Basic stitching and sewing
gathers or pintucks (left baseline/
reinforcement stitching)
2
3
4
Presser
Foot
0.0-7.0
(0-1/4)
Basic stitching and sewing
gathers or pintucks (center
baseline/reverse stitching)
3.5
(1/8)
Reinforcing seams and sewing
stretch fabrics
0.0
(0)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2-5.0
(1/64-3/16)
J
1.5-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
CAUTION
● Be sure to turn off the main power before replacing the pressor foot. Otherwise, injuries may
occur if
(Start/stop button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
Basting
a
Basic stitching
Attach zigzag foot "J".
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
a
Baste or pin together the fabric pieces.
b
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
b
Select stitch 6
J
.
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
c
c • For details, refer to "Starting to sew" (page 51).
Start sewing.
78
Select a stitch.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
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d beginning of the stitching.
Lower the needle into the fabric at the
e
f
Start sewing.
■ Changing the needle position
The needle position used as the baseline is
different for the straight stitch (left needle position)
and the straight stitch (center needle position).
• For details, refer to "Starting to sew" (page
51).
• For details on sewing reverse/reinforcement
stitches, refer to "Securing the stitching" (page
53).
b
a
When sewing is finished, cut the thread.
• For details, refer to "Cutting the thread" (page
55).
a Straight stitch (left needle position)
b Straight stitch (center needle position)
When the stitch width of the straight stitch (left
needle position) is set to its standard setting (0.0
mm), the distance from the needle position to
the right side of the presser foot is 12 mm (1/2
inch). If the stitch width is changed (between 0
and 7.0 mm (1/4 inch)), the needle position will
also change. By changing the stitch width and
sewing with the right side of the presser foot
aligned with the edge of the fabric, a seam
allowance can be sewn with a fixed width.
0.0
2.0
5.5
7.0
a Stitch width setting
b Distance from the needle position to the right
side of the presser foot
c 12.0 mm (1/2 inch)
d 10.0 mm (3/8 inch)
e 6.5 mm (1/4 inch)
f 5.0 mm (3/16 inch)
• For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
width" (page 57).
Basic Stitching 79
3
UTILITY STITCHES
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Blind Hem Stitching
Secure the bottoms of skirts and pants with a blind hem. Two stitches are available for blind hem stitching.
Stitch Name
Pattern
17
Blind hem
stitch
18
Application
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
00
3← – →3
2.0
(1/16)
1.0-3.5
(1/16-1/8)
Blind hem stitching on
mediumweight fabrics
Blind hem stitching on stretch
fabrics
Presser
Foot
R
CAUTION
● Be sure to turn off the main power before replacing the pressor foot. Otherwise, injuries may
occur if
(Start/stop button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
Sew a blind hem according to the following procedure.
Memo
z When the size of cylindrical pieces is too small to slide onto the arm or the length is too short, the
fabric will not feed and desired results may not achieved.
a
Reverse the skirt or pants.
c (3/16 inch) from the edge of the fabric, and
Use a chalk to mark on the fabric about 5 mm
a
then baste it .
b
a Right side of fabric
b Bottom side
b hem, and press.
Fold the fabric along the desired edge of the
S< Seen from the side>
1
1
2
2
2
S< Seen from the side>
a Wrong side of fabric
b Right side of fabric
80
a
b
c
d
e
Wrong side of fabric
Right side of fabric
Edge of fabric
Basting stitching
5 mm (3/16 inch)
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d
Fold back the fabric inside along the basting.
4
2
h free-arm sewing possible.
Remove the flat bed attachment and make
• For details on free-arm sewing, refer to "Freearm sewing" (page 46).
3
i arm, make sure that the fabric feeds correctly,
Slide the part that you wish to sew onto the
1
and then start sewing.
a
1
S< Seen from the side>
a
b
c
d
Wrong side of fabric
Edge of fabric
Basting
5 mm (3/16 inch)
e fabric with the wrong side facing up.
Unfold the edge of fabric, and position the
3
a Arm
j hem against the guide of the presser foot, and
Position the fabric with the edge of the folded
3
then lower the presser foot lever.
1
1
R
1
2
1
S< Seen from the side>
a Wrong side of fabric
b Basting
c Edge of fabric
f
Attach blind hem foot "R".
1
c
b
a Wrong side of fabric
b Fold of hem
c Guide
k catches the fold of the hem.
Adjust the stitch width until the needle slightly
R
R
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
g
1
Select a stitch.
a Needle drop point
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
When you change the needle drop point, raise
the needle, and then change the stitch width.
a
a Stitch width
Blind Hem Stitching 81
UTILITY STITCHES
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■ If the needle catches too much of the hem
fold
The needle is too far to the left.
Press
to decrease the stitch width so that
the needle slightly catches the fold of the hem.
1
2
a Wrong side of fabric
b Right side of fabric
■ If the needle does not catch the hem fold
The needle is too far to the right.
Press
to increase the stitch width so that the
needle slightly catches the fold of the hem.
1
2
a Wrong side of fabric
b Right side of fabric
Memo
z For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
width" (page 57).
l presser foot guide.
Sew with the fold of the hem against the
m fabric.
Remove the basting stitching and reverse the
1
a Wrong side of fabric
b Right side of fabric
82
2
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Buttonhole Stitching
Buttonholes can be sewn and buttons can be sewn on. 10 stitches are available for sewing one-step buttonholes,
one for sewing on buttons.
Stitch Name
Buttonhole
stitch
Pattern
48
Horizontal buttonholes on thin
and mediumweight fabrics
49
Horizontal buttonholes on areas
that are subject to strain
50
Horizontal buttonholes on thick
fabrics
51
Buttonholes with bar tacks on
both ends for stabilized fabrics
52
Buttonholes for stretch or knit
fabrics
53
54
Buttonsewing stitch
Application
Bound buttonholes
Keyhole buttonholes for thick or
plush fabrics
56
Keyhole buttonholes for
mediumweight and thick fabrics
57
Horizontal buttonhole for thick
or plush fabrics
Button sewing
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
5.0
(3/16)
3.0-5.0
(1/8-3/16)
0.5
(1/32)
0.2-1.0
(1/64-1/16)
Presser
Foot
3
6.0
3.0-6.0
(15/64) (1/8-15/64)
Buttonholes for stretch fabrics
55
61
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
1.0
(1/16)
0.5-2.0
(1/32-1/16)
1.5
(1/16)
1.0-3.0
(1/16-1/8)
5.0
(3/16)
0.0-6.0
(0-15/64)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2-4.0
(1/64-3/16)
7.0
(1/4)
3.0-7.0
(1/8-1/4)
0.5
(1/32)
0.3-1.0
(1/64-1/16)
3.5
(1/8)
2.5-4.5
(3/32-3/16)
-
-
A
M
Buttonhole Stitching 83
UTILITY STITCHES
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Buttonhole sewing
The maximum buttonhole length is about 28 mm (1-1/8 inches) (diameter + thickness of the button).
Buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below.
1
1
1
1
a Reinforcement stitching
CAUTION
● Be sure to turn off the main power before replacing the pressor foot. Otherwise, injuries may
occur if
(Start/stop button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
The names of parts of buttonhole foot "A", which is
used for sewing buttonholes, are indicated below.
a and length of the buttonhole.
Use chalk to mark on the fabric the position
2
1
1
2
5
6
3
4
A
a
b
c
d
e
f
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Button guide plate
Presser foot scale
Pin
Marks on buttonhole foot
5 mm (3/16 inch)
Bracket
a Marks on fabric
b Buttonhole sewing
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b foot "A", and then insert the button that will be
Pull out the button guide plate of buttonhole
put through the buttonhole.
d
Select a stitch.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
■ If the button does not fit in the button guide
plate
Add together the diameter and thickness of the
button, and then set the button guide plate to the
calculated length. (The distance between the
markings on the presser foot scale is 5 mm (3/16
inch).)
3
a
e buttonhole mark aligned with the red marks on
Position the fabric with the front end of the
b
c
the sides of the buttonhole foot, and then
lower the presser foot lever.
a
a Presser foot scale
b Length of buttonhole (diameter + thickness of
button)
c 5 mm (3/16 inch)
Example:
For a button with a diameter of 15 mm (9/16
inch) and a thickness of 10 mm (3/8 inch), the
button guide plate should be set to
25 mm (1inch) on the scale.
1
A
b
a Mark on fabric (front)
b Red marks on buttonhole foot
• Pass the upper thread down through the hole
in the presser foot.
2
a 10 mm (3/8 inch)
b 15 mm (9/16 inch)
X The size of the buttonhole is set.
c
Attach buttonhole foot "A".
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
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h and then cut the threads.
Raise the presser foot lever, remove the fabric,
Note
z Do not lower the needle into fabric when
aligning the marks. Desired results may not
be achieved.
z When lowering the presser foot, do not push
in the front of the presser foot.
i position.
Raise the buttonhole lever to its original
j the end of the buttonhole stitching to prevent
Insert a pin along the inside of one bar tack at
the stitching from being cut.
1
a
a Do not reduce the gap.
f possible.
Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as
a Pin
k open the buttonhole.
Use the seam ripper to cut towards the pin and
a
a
a Buttonhole lever
The buttonhole lever is positioned behind the
bracket on the buttonhole foot.
a
a Seam ripper
For keyhole buttonholes, use the eyelet punch
to make a hole in the rounded end of the
buttonhole, and then use the seam ripper to cut
open the buttonhole.
b
a Buttonhole lever
b Bracket
a
Gently hold the end of the upper thread in
g your left hand, and then start sewing.
a Eyelet punch
Note
z When using the eyelet punch, place thick
paper or some other protective sheet under
the fabric before punching the hole in the
fabric.
X Once sewing is completed, the machine
automatically sews reinforcement stitches,
then stops.
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CAUTION
● When opening the buttonhole with the
seam ripper, do not place your hands in
the cutting path, otherwise injuries may
result if the seam ripper slips.
● Do not use the seam ripper in any other
way than how it is intended.
■ Sewing buttonholes on stretch fabrics
When sewing buttonholes on stretch fabrics, use a
gimp thread.
Hook the gimp thread onto the part of
a buttonhole foot "A" shown in the illustration.
■ Changing the density of the stitching
Adjust the stitch length.
b
It fits into the grooves, and then loosely tie it.
c
Attach buttonhole foot "A".
d
Select stitch 52
3
Memo
z For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
length" (page 59).
z If the fabric does not feed (for example, if it
is too thick), decrease the density of the
stitching.
■ Changing the stitch width
Adjust the stitch width.
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
or 53 .
Adjust the stitch width to the thickness of the
e gimp thread.
Memo
z For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
width" (page 57).
z Before sewing buttonholes, check the stitch
length and width by sewing a trial
buttonhole on a scrap piece of fabric.
Lower the presser foot lever and the
f buttonhole lever, and then start sewing.
When sewing is finished, gently pull the gimp
g thread to remove any slack.
Use a handsewing needle to pull the gimp
h thread to the wrong side of the fabric, and
then tie it.
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e the distance between the holes in the button.
Adjust the stitch width so that it is the same as
Button sewing
Buttons can be sewn on with the sewing machine.
Buttons with two or with four holes can be attached.
f be sewn, and lower the presser foot lever.
Place the button in the position where it will
a button to be attached.
Measure the distance between the holes in the
a
b drop feed lever, located at the rear of the
Raise the presser foot lever, and then slide the
machine on the base, to
(to the left as seen
from the rear of the machine).
a Button
X The button is held in place.
Memo
z When attaching four-hole buttons, first sew
the two holes closest to you. Then, slide the
button so that the needle goes into the two
holes toward the rear of the sewing
machine, and then sew them in the same
way.
a
a Drop feed lever (as seen from the rear of the
machine)
X The feed dogs are lowered.
c
Attach button-fitting foot "M".
g (counterclockwise) to check that the needle
Turn the handwheel toward you
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
d
Select stitch 61
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
Note
z Since the end of the thread will be tied off
later, do not set the sewing machine for
programmed-thread cutting.
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correctly goes into the two holes of the button.
Adjust the stitch width to the distance between
the button holes.
CAUTION
● When sewing, be sure that the needle
does not touch the button, otherwise the
needle may bend or break.
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h Set the sewing speed controller to the left (so
Start sewing.
that the speed will be slow).
X The sewing machine automatically stops
after sewing reinforcement stitches.
Note
z Do not press
3
(Thread cutter button).
i stitching to the wrong side of the fabric, and
Pull the upper thread at the end of the
then tie it with the bobbin thread.
Use scissors to cut the upper thread and the
bobbin thread at the beginning of the stitching.
When you are finished attaching the button, slide the drop feed lever to (to the right as seen from the rear of the machine).
j slide the drop feed lever to
When you have finished attaching the button,
(to the right
as seen from the rear of the machine) and turn
the handwheel to raise the feed dogs.
Memo
z The drop feed lever is normally set to the
right side.
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Zipper Insertion
A zipper can be sewn in place.
Stitch Name
Straight stitch
(center
needle
position)
Pattern
3
Application
Attaching zippers
Sewing concealed seams and
pintucks
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
3.5
(1/8)
0.0-7.0
(0-1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
0.2-5.0
(1/64-3/16)
Presser
Foot
I
CAUTION
● Be sure to turn off the main power before replacing the pressor foot. Otherwise, injuries may
occur if
(Start/stop button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
There are many methods for inserting zippers. The procedures for inserting a centered zipper and a side zipper
are described below.
c edge of the fabric.
Using a basting stitch, continue sewing to the
Inserting a centered zipper
Stitching is sewn on both pieces of fabric butted
against each other.
1
3
2
2
4
1
3
a Right side of fabric
b Stitching
c End of zipper opening
a
a
b
c
d
Basting stitching
Reverse stitches
Wrong side of fabric
End of zipper opening
d wrong side of the fabric.
Press open the seam allowance from the
Attach zigzag foot "J".
1
J
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
Sew straight stitches up to the zipper opening.
b With the right sides of the fabric facing each
other, sew reverse stitches after reaching the
zipper opening.
• For details, refer to "Basic stitching" (page
78).
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a Wrong side of fabric
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e and then baste the zipper in place.
Align the seam with the center of the zipper,
h
Select stitch 3
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
2
1
3
CAUTION
a Wrong side of fabric
b Basting stitching
c Zipper
f the basting on the outside.
Remove about 5 cm (2 inches) from the end of
2
4
3
1
● When using zipper foot "I", be sure to
select the straight stitch (center needle
position), and slowly turn the handwheel
toward you (counterclockwise) to check
that the needle does not touch the presser
foot. If a different stitch is selected or the
needle hits the presser foot, the needle
may bend or break.
i
a
b
c
d
Topstitch around the zipper.
Wrong side of fabric
Zipper basting
Outside basting
5 mm (2 inches)
1
3
2
Attach the presser foot holder to the right pin
g of zipper foot "I".
4
a
I
b
a Pin on the right side
b Needle drop point
a
b
c
d
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
Stitching
Right side of fabric
Basting stitching
End of zipper opening
CAUTION
● When sewing, be sure that the needle
does not touch the zipper, otherwise the
needle may bend or break.
j
Remove the basting stitching.
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d wrong side of the fabric.
Press open the seam allowance from the
Inserting a side zipper
Stitching is visible on only one piece of fabric. Use
this type of zipper application for side openings and
back openings.
1
2
1
a Wrong side of fabric
e (the side that will not be stitched) has an extra
Press the seam allowance so that the right side
3 mm (1/8 inch).
3
a Stitching
b Right side of fabric
c End of zipper opening
1
The following procedure will describe how to stitch
on the left side, as shown in the illustration.
2
a
Attach zigzag foot "J".
a Wrong side of fabric
b 3 mm (1/8 inch)
f the fabric having the extra 3 mm (1/8 inch),
Align the zipper teeth with the pressed edge of
J
and then baste or pin the zipper in place.
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
2
Sew straight stitches up to the zipper opening.
b With the right sides of the fabric facing each
other, sew reverse stitches after reaching the
zipper opening.
• For details, refer to "Basic stitching" (page
78).
c edge of the fabric.
Using a basting stitch, continue sewing to the
1
a Zipper teeth
b Basting stitching
g of zipper foot "I".
Attach the presser foot holder to the right pin
If the stitching will be sewn on the right side,
attach the presser foot holder to the left pin of
the zipper foot.
1
a
3
2
I
4
a
b
c
d
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Basting stitching
Reverse stitches
Wrong side of fabric
End of zipper opening
b
a Pin on the right side
b Needle drop point
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
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h
Select stitch 3
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
j end of the zipper, stop the sewing machine
When you are about 5 cm (2 inches) from the
with the needle lowered (in the fabric), and
then raise the presser foot lever.
k
Open the zipper and continue sewing.
CAUTION
● When using zipper foot "I", be sure to
select the straight stitch (center needle
position), and slowly turn the handwheel
toward you (counterclockwise) to check
that the needle does not touch the presser
foot. If a different stitch is selected or the
needle hits the presser foot, the needle
may bend or break.
l baste the other side of the zipper to the fabric.
Close the zipper, turn over the fabric, and then
i extra 3 mm (1/8 inch), starting from the base
Sew the zipper to the piece of fabric with the
1
of the zipper.
a Basting stitching
m of zipper foot "I".
Attach the presser foot holder to the other pin
If the presser foot holder was attached to the
right pin in step g, change it to the left pin.
a
CAUTION
● When sewing, be sure that the needle
does not touch the zipper, otherwise the
needle may bend or break.
I
b
a Pin on the left side
b Needle drop point
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n Sew reverse stitches at the end of the zipper
Topstitch around the zipper.
opening and align the zipper teeth with the side
of the presser foot.
3
2
1
a
b
c
d
e
4
5
Right side of fabric
End of zipper opening
Reverse stitches
Beginning of stitching
Basting stitching
CAUTION
● When sewing, be sure that the needle
does not touch the zipper, otherwise the
needle may bend or break.
o end of the zipper, stop the sewing machine
When you are about 5 cm (2 inches) from the
with the needle lowered (in the fabric), and
then raise the presser foot lever.
p and then continue sewing.
Remove the basting stitching, open the zipper,
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Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape
Stretch fabrics can be sewn and elastic tape can be attached.
Stitch Name
Triple stretch
stitch
Stretch stitch
2-point zigzag
stitch
Pattern
4
5
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
Stretch fabrics
0.0
(0)
0.0-7.0
(0-1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
Stretch fabrics
1.0
(1/16)
1.0-3.0
(1/16-1/8)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
Attaching elastic
5.0
(3/16)
1.5-7.0
(1/16-1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
0.0-7.0
(0-1/4)
Presser
Foot
9
3-point zigzag 10
stitch
Elasticattaching
stitch
Application
34
Attaching elastic to stretch
fabrics
J
1.0
(1/16)
0.2-4.0
(1/64-3/16)
Observe the corresponding precautions when performing each of the following stitching operations.
CAUTION
● Be sure to turn off the main power before replacing the pressor foot. Otherwise, injuries may
occur if
(Start/stop button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
c
Stretch stitching
a
Sew the fabric without stretching it.
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
b
Select stitch 4
or 5
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
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d stretching the tape so that it is the same length
Sew the elastic tape to the fabric while
Elastic attaching
When elastic tape is attached to the cuff or waist of a
piece of clothing, the finished dimensions will be that
of the stretched elastic tape. Therefore, it is necessary
that a suitable length of the elastic tape be used.
as the fabric.
While pulling the fabric behind the presser foot
with your left hand, pull the fabric at the pin
nearest the front of the presser foot with your
right hand.
a fabric.
Pin the elastic tape to the wrong side of the
Pin the elastic tape to the fabric at a few points
to make sure that the tape is uniformly
positioned on the fabric.
1
2
a Elastic tape
b Pin
b
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
CAUTION
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
c
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Select a stitch.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
● When sewing, be sure that the needle
does not touch any pins, otherwise the
needle may bend or break.
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Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching
The stitches that can be used for sewing appliqués, patchwork and quilts are described below.
Stitch Name
Pattern
Application
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Auto
7
Zigzag stitch
24
19
Appliqué
stitch
25
21
Piecing
straight stitch
22
Manual
Auto
Manual
0.0-7.0
(0-1/4)
1.4
(1/16)
0.0-4.0
(0-3/16)
Attaching appliqués
2.5-7.0
(3/32-1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.6-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
1.5
Attaching appliqués and binding (1/16)
0.5-3.5
(1/32-1/8)
1.8
(1/16)
1.0-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
2.0
(1/16)
0.2-5.0
(1/64-3/16)
1.2
(1/16)
0.2-4.0
(1/64-3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
1.2
(1/16)
0.2-4.0
(1/64-3/16)
Attaching appliqués
(center baseline/reverse
stitching)
Appliqué quilting, free-motion
quilting, satin stitching
29
5.5
(3/16)
Piecing straight stitching (with a
seam allowance of 6.5 mm (1/4
inch) from the left edge of the
presser foot)
1.5
(1/16)
23
Quilting
stippling
26
0.0-7.0
(0-1/4)
4.0
(3/16)
Patchwork stitching
5.0
(3/16)
30
Mock hand
quilting stitch
3.5
(1/8)
Piecing straight stitching (with a
seam allowance of 6.5 mm (1/4
inch) from the right edge of the
presser foot)
28
Joining stitch
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Straight stitch quilting that looks
hand quilting
0.0
(0)
Stippling
7.0
(1/4)
2.5-7.0
(3/32-1/4)
0.0-7.0
(0-1/4)
1.0-7.0
(1/16-1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.6
(1/16)
Presser
Foot
3
J
1.0-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
Memo
z Patterns showing a "Q" on the LCD are for quilting and those showing a "P" are for piecing.
CAUTION
● Be sure to turn off the main power before replacing the pressor foot. Otherwise, injuries may
occur if
(Start/stop button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
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e
Appliqué stitching
a allowance of between 3 and 5 mm (1/8 and 3/
Cut out the appliqué, leaving a seam
Select a stitch.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
16 inch).
a
a Seam allowance
b stabilizer on the back of the appliqué, and then
Place a pattern made of thick paper or
fold over the seam allowance using an iron.
f (counterclockwise), and then begin sewing
Turn the handwheel toward you
around the edge of the appliqué, making sure
that the needle drops just outside of the
appliqué.
c onto the fabric that it will be attached to.
Turn the fabric over, and then baste or fuse it
When sewing around corners, stop the
machine with the needle in the fabric just
outside of the appliqué, raise the presser foot
lever, and then turn the fabric as needed to
change the sewing direction.
1
a Basting stitching
d
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
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Patchwork (crazy quilt)
stitching
c
Select stitch 21
or 22
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
a place it over the lower piece.
Fold the edge of the top piece of fabric and
b pattern spans over both pieces.
Sew the two pieces of fabric together so the
Memo
z The piecing straight stitch shows a "P" on the
LCD.
d with the edge of the fabric.
Sew with the side of the presser foot aligned
■ For a seam allowance on the right side
Align the right side of the presser foot with the
edge of the fabric, and sew using stitch 21 .
1
Piecing
Sewing together two pieces of fabric is called
"piecing". The fabric pieces should be cut with a 6.5
mm (1/4 inch) seam allowance.
Sew a piecing straight stitch 6.5 mm (1/4 inch) from
either the right side or the left side of the presser foot.
a 6.5 mm (1/4 inch)
■ For a seam allowance on the left side
Align the left side of the presser foot with the
edge of the fabric, and sew using stitch 22 .
1
a fabric that you wish to piece together.
Baste or pin along the seam allowance of the
b
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
a 6.5 mm (1/4 inch)
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
Memo
z To change the width of the seam allowance
(needle position), refer to "Changing the
needle position" (page 79).
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d foot holder screw, and then tighten the screw
Lower the presser foot lever, insert the presser
Quilting
with the screwdriver.
Sandwiching batting between the top and bottom
layers of fabric is called "quilting". Quilts can easily
be sewn using the optional walking foot and the
quilting guide.
a
a Presser foot holder screw
X The walking foot is attached.
Walking foot
Quilting guide
CAUTION
Note
z When sewing with the walking foot, sew at a
speed between slow and medium.
z When quilting, use a 90/14 home sewing
machine needle.
z The walking foot can only be used with
straight or zigzag stitch patterns. Reverse
stitches cannot be sewn with the walking
foot. Only select straight or zigzag stitch
patterns with reinforcement stitches. For
details, refer to "Stitch Setting Chart"(page
70).
a
Baste the fabric to be quilted.
b holder.
Remove the presser foot and the presser foot
c onto the needle clamp screw.
Hook the connecting fork of the walking foot
a
b
100
e
Select a stitch.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
f foot, and then evenly guide the fabric while
Place one hand on each side of the presser
• For details, refer to "Removing and attaching
the presser foot holder" (page 45).
a Connecting fork
b Needle clamp screw
● Be sure to securely tighten the screw with
the screwdriver, otherwise the needle
may touch the presser foot, causing it to
bend or break.
● Before starting to sew, slowly turn the
handwheel toward you
(counterclockwise) and check that the
needle does not touch the presser foot. If
the needle hits the presser foot, the
needle may bend or break.
sewing.
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■ Using the optional quilting guide
Use the quilting guide to sew parallel stitches that
are equally spaced.
Insert the stem of the quilting guide into the
a hole at the rear of the walking foot or presser
foot holder.
†
Walking foot
3
†
Presser foot holder
Adjust the stem of the quilting guide so that
b the guide aligns with the seam that has already
been sewn.
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c hand, and then tighten the presser foot holder
Hold the quilting foot "O" in place with your right
Free-motion quilting
screw using the screwdriver in your left hand.
With free-motion quilting, lower the feed dogs (using
the drop feed lever) so that the fabric can be moved
freely in any direction.
When free-motion quilting, use the following
instructions with the optional free-motion open toe
quilting foot "O" (SA187, F061 (XE1097-001)).
a Presser foot holder screw
CAUTION
● Be sure to securely tighten the screw with
the screwdriver. otherwise the needle
may touch the presser foot, causing it to
bend or break.
CAUTION
● Be sure to use the optional free-motion
open toe quilting foot "O" when making
free-motion quilting. If the quilting foot
(SA129, F005N (XC1948-002)) is used,
the needle threader may be damaged.
d the machine on the base, to
Slide the drop feed lever, located at the rear of
(to the left as
seen from the rear of the machine).
a holder.
Remove the presser foot and the presser foot
• Refer to "Removing and attaching the presser
foot holder" (page 45).
b positioning the pin of the quilting foot above
Attach free-motion quilting foot "O" by
the needle clamp screw and aligning the
lower-left of the quilting foot and the presser
bar.
1
3
2
a
a Drop feed lever (as seen from the rear of the
machine)
X The feed dogs are lowered.
e stitch 3
Turn on the sewing machine, and then select a
or 24
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page 49).
f then move the fabric at a consistent pace in
Use both hands to stretch the fabric taut, and
order to sew uniform stitches roughly 2.02.5mm (approx. 1/16 - 3/32 inch) in length.
Reinforcement stitches are sewn at the
beginning and end of sewing.
a Pin
b Needle clamp screw
c Presser bar
Note
z Make sure that the quilting foot is not
slanted.
a Stitch
g lever to
After sewing is finished, slide the drop feed
(to the right as seen from the rear
of the machine) and turn the handwheel to
raise the feed dogs.
Memo
z The drop feed lever is normally set to the
right side.
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Reinforcement Stitching
Reinforce points that will be subject to strain, such as sleeve holes, inseams and pocket corners.
Stitch Name
Triple stretch
stitch
Bar tack stitch
Pattern
Application
Reinforcing the seams of sleeves
and inseams
4
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
0.0
(0)
0.0-7.0
(0-1/4)
2.5
1.5-4.0
(3/32) (1/16-3/16)
Reinforcing the ends of
2.0
openings, such as the corners of (1/16)
pockets
60
58
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Manual
1.0-3.0
(1/16-1/8)
0.4
(1/64)
0.3-1.0
(1/64-1/16)
2.5-7.0
(3/32-1/4)
2.0
(1/16)
0.4-2.5
(1/64-3/32)
7.0
(1/4)
59
J
A
Darning mediumweight fabrics
Darning stitch
Presser
Foot
Darning thick fabrics
CAUTION
● Be sure to turn off the main power before replacing the pressor foot. Otherwise, injuries may
occur if
(Start/stop button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
Triple stretch stitching
Use triple stretch stitching to reinforce sleeve holes
and inseams.
a
Attach zigzag foot "J".
Bar tack stitching
Bar tacks are used to reinforce points subject to
strain, such as pocket corners and openings.
As an example, the procedure for sewing bar tacks at
pocket corners is described below.
J
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
b
Select stitch 4
c
Start sewing.
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
• For details, refer to "Starting to sew" (page 51).
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a Set the button guide plate on buttonhole foot
Determine the desired length of the bar tack.
• Pass the upper thread down through the hole
in the presser foot.
"A" to the desired length. (The distance between
the markings on the presser foot scale is 5 mm
(3/16 inch).)
1
2
3
a Presser foot scale
b Length of bar tack
c 5 mm (3/16 inch)
Note
z When lowering the presser foot, do not push
in the front of the presser foot, otherwise the
bar tack will not be sewn with the correct
size.
Memo
z A bar tack with a maximum length of about
28 mm (1-1/8 inches) can be sewn.
b
Attach buttonhole foot "A".
c
Select stitch 60
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
a
.
a Do not reduce the gap.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
e possible.
Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as
d pocket faces toward you, and then lower the
Position the fabric so that the opening of the
presser foot lever so that the needle drops 2
mm (1/16 inch) in front of the pocket opening.
a
a Buttonhole lever
The buttonhole lever is positioned behind the
bracket on the buttonhole foot.
a
1
a 2mm (1/16 inch)
b
a Buttonhole lever
b Bracket
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f your left hand, and then start sewing.
Gently hold the end of the upper thread in
X Once sewing is completed, the sewing
machine automatically sews reinforcement
stitches, then stops.
g and then cut the threads.
Raise the presser foot lever, remove the fabric,
3
h position.
Raise the buttonhole lever to its original
Memo
z If the fabric does not feed, for example,
because it is too thick, increase the stitch
length. For details, refer to "Adjusting the
stitch length" (page 59).
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Darning
Fabric that has been torn can be darned.
Darning is sewn as shown below.
a
a
a Reinforcement stitching
a Set the button guide plate on buttonhole foot
Determine the desired length of the darning.
"A" to the desired length. (The distance between
the markings on the presser foot scale is 5 mm
(3/16 inch).)
c
Select stitch 58
or 59
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
1
3
4
a
b
c
d
Presser foot scale
Length of darning
5 mm (3/16 inch)
7 mm (1/4 inch)
Memo
z A bar tack with a maximum length of about
28 mm (1-1/8 inches) can be sewn.
b
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d (1/16 inch) in front of the area to be darned,
Position the fabric so that the needle is 2 mm
2
Attach buttonhole foot "A".
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
and then lower the presser foot lever.
1
2
a Tear
b 2 mm (1/16 inch)
• Pass the upper thread down through the hole
in the presser foot.
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f your left hand, and then start sewing.
Gently hold the end of the upper thread in
Memo
z When lowering the presser foot, do not push
in the front of the presser foot, otherwise the
darning will not be sewn with the correct
size.
X Once sewing is completed, the sewing
machine automatically sews reinforcement
stitches, then stops.
g and then cut the threads.
Raise the presser foot lever, remove the fabric,
a
a Do not reduce the gap.
e possible.
Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as
h position.
Raise the buttonhole lever to its original
Memo
z If the fabric does not feed, for example,
because it is too thick, increase the stitch
length. For details, refer to "Adjusting the
stitch length" (page 59).
a
a Buttonhole lever
The buttonhole lever is positioned behind the
bracket on the buttonhole foot.
a
b
a Buttonhole lever
b Bracket
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Eyelet Stitching
Eyelets, such as those on belts, can be sewn. Three sizes of eyelets are possible: 7 mm, 6 mm and 5 mm (1/4, 15/
64 and 3/16 inch).
Stitch Name
Eyelet stitch
Pattern
Application
62
Sewing eyelets, for example, on
belts
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
7.0
(1/4)
7.0, 6.0 or
5.0
(1/4, 15/64
or 3/16)
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
7.0
(1/4)
7.0, 6.0 or
5.0
(1/4, 15/64
or 3/16)
Presser
Foot
N
CAUTION
● Be sure to turn off the main power before replacing the pressor foot. Otherwise, injuries may
occur if
(Start/stop button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
a
Attach monogramming foot "N".
d beginning of the stitching, and then lower the
Lower the needle into the fabric at the
presser foot lever.
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
b
Select stitch 62
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
e
Start sewing.
X Once sewing is completed, the sewing
machine automatically sews reinforcement
stitches, then stops.
f center of the eyelet.
Use the eyelet punch to cut a hole in the
When using the eyelet punch, place thick paper
or some other protective sheet under the fabric
before punching the hole in the fabric.
c length to select the desired eyelet size.
Adjust either the stitch width or the stitch
• For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
width" (page 57) and "Adjusting the stitch
length" (page 59).
7mm
6mm
5mm
Memo
z If thin thread is used, the stitching may be
too open. If this occurs, sew the eyelet twice
before removing the fabric, one on top of the
other.
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Decorative Stitching
The utility stitches contain the following decorative stitches.
Stitch Name
Pattern
Application
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Auto
32
Fagoting
stitch
33
Sewing two pieces of fabric
together across an open seam
28
Joining stitch
29
4.0
(3/16)
Decorative bridging stitches
5.0
(3/16)
30
Shell tuck
stitch
20
5.0
(3/16)
Shell tuck stitching on collars
and curves
4.0
(3/16)
31
Smocking
stitch
32
Smocking fabrics to add texture
and elasticity
33
Satin scallop
stitch
Manual
Auto
Manual
2.5
(3/32)
1.0-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
0.0-7.0
(0-1/4)
1.2
(1/16)
0.2-4.0
(1/64-3/16)
2.5-7.0
(3/32-1/4)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
0.0-7.0
(0-1/4)
2.5-7.0
(3/25-1/4)
1.2
(1/16)
0.0-7.0
(0-1/4)
2.5-7.0
(3/25-1/4)
40
Lace sewing, decorative
hemming, heirloom stitching,
etc.
Decorative
stitch
1.0-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.6-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
6.0
(15/64)
3.0
(1/8)
3.5
(1/8)
N
Decorative hemming and
heirloom stitching, etc. on thin,
mediumweight and plain weave
fabrics
44
45
1.6
(1/16)
3.5
(1/8)
42
43
3
J
0.1-1.0
(1/64-3/16)
41
Presser
Foot
0.2-4.0
(1/64-3/16)
0.5
(1/32)
Scallop stitching
39
2.5
(3/32)
2.5
(3/32)
5.0
(3/16)
27
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
1.5-7.0
(1/16-1/4)
5.0
(3/16)
4.0
(3/16)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
2.0
(1/16)
Decorative hemming, ribbon
threading, heirloom stitching,
etc.
3.0
(1/8)
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Stitch Name
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Pattern
Application
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Auto
46
6.0
(15/64)
Heirloom stitching, etc.
47
5.0
(3/16)
Manual
Auto
Manual
1.5-7.0
(1/16-1/4)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
3.0
(1/8)
2.0-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
35
Decorative
stitch
4.0
(3/16)
36
0.0-7.0
(0-1/4)
Decorative stitching
37
5.5
(7/32)
38
5.0
(3/16)
Stitch Length
[mm (inch)]
2.5
(3/32)
1.6
(1/16)
1.5-7.0
(1/16-1/4)
Presser
Foot
N
J
1.0-4.0
(1/16-3/16)
1.0
0.2-4.0
(1/16) (1/64-3/16)
N
CAUTION
● Be sure to turn off the main power before replacing the pressor foot. Otherwise, injuries may
occur if
(Start/stop button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
c
Fagoting
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
Stitching across an open seam is called "fagoting". It
is used on blouses and children's clothing. This stitch
is more decorative when thicker thread is used.
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
a along their seams.
Use an iron to fold the two pieces of fabric
b about 4 mm (3/16 inch), onto thin paper or a
Baste the two pieces of fabric, separated by
d
Select stitch 32
e
Set the stitch width to 7.0 mm (1/4 inch).
sheet of water-soluble stabilizer.
or 33
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
• If you draw a line down the middle of the
thin paper or water-soluble stabilizer, sewing
is easier.
3
1
2
a Thin paper or water soluble stabilizer
b Basting stitching
c 4 mm (3/16 inch)
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• For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
width" (page 57).
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f along the center of the two pieces of fabric.
Sew with the center of the presser foot aligned
Scallop stitching
The wave-shaped repeating pattern that looks like
shells is called "scalloping". It is used on the collars of
blouses and to decorate the edges of projects.
a
g
After sewing is finished, remove the paper.
Attach monogramming foot "N".
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
b
Select stitch 27
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
c not to sew directly on the edge of the fabric.
Stitch along the edge of the fabric, making sure
Memo
z For better results, apply spray starch onto the
fabric and press with a hot iron before it is
sewn.
d
Trim along the stitches.
Be careful not to cut the stitches.
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Smocking
e
Select stitch 31
f
Stitch between the straight stitches.
g
Pull out the threads for the straight stitches.
The decorative stitch created by stitching or
embroidering over gathers is called "smocking". It is
used to decorate the front of blouses or cuffs. The
smocking stitch adds texture and elasticity to fabric.
a
, 32
, or 33
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
Attach zigzag foot "J".
J
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
b stitch length to 4.0 mm (3/16 inch) and loosen
Select the straight stitch, and then adjust the
the thread tension.
• Pull up the bobbin thread. For details, refer to
"When pulling up the bobbin thread may be
necessary" (page 29).
• For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
length" (page 59) and "Adjusting the thread
tension" (page 59).
c inch).
Sew parallel stitching at intervals of 1 cm (3/8
1
a 1cm (3/8 inch)
At the end of the stitching, the thread is pulled
out about 5 cm (2 inches).
Note
z Do not use reverse/reinforcement stitching
or thread cutting.
d Smooth the gathers by ironing them.
Pull the bobbin threads to create gathers.
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e down to one side.
Unfold the fabric, and then iron the tucks
Shell tuck stitching
The gathers that look like shells are called "shell
tucks". They are used to decorate trims, the front of
blouses or cuffs made of thin fabrics.
a
Fold the fabric along the bias.
b
Attach zigzag foot "J".
3
J
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 43).
Select stitch 20
c thread tension.
, and then increase the
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49) and "Adjusting the thread tension" (page
59).
d slightly off the edge of the fabric.
Sew while making sure that the needle drops
a
a Needle drop point
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Joining
Heirloom stitching
Decorative bridging stitches can be sewn over the
seam allowance of joined fabrics. This is used when
making a crazy quilt.
a
Attach zigzag foot "J".
When sewing with the wing needle, the needle holes
are enlarged, creating a lace-like decorative stitch.
This is used to decorate hems and tablecloths on thin
or medium weight fabrics in addition to plain weave
fabrics.
a
J
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 43).
• For details on installing a needle, refer to
"Replacing the needle" (page 41).
b of fabric, and then open up the seam
Sew together the right sides of the two pieces
Memo
allowances.
z Use a 130/705H 100/16 wing needle.
z The needle threader cannot be used with the
wing needle, otherwise the sewing machine
may be damaged. Manually pass the thread
through the eye of the needle from the front
to the back. For details, refer to "Threading
the needle manually (without using the
needle threader)" (page 36).
2
1
1
3
a Wrong side of fabric
b 7 mm (1/4 inch) seam allowance
c Straight stitch
c
Select stitch 28
29
d up, and then sew over the seam with the
Turn the fabric over so that the right side faces
center of the presser foot aligned with the
seam.
1
114
b
Attach monogramming foot "N".
, or 30
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
a Right side of fabric
Install the wing needle.
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
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c The stitches that can be used are 39
Select a stitch.
41
, 42 , 43 , 44 , 45 , 46
, 40 ,
or 47 .
Partially removing threads is called "drawnwork".
This gives a beautiful result with fabrics that have a
loose weave.
Two ways to create drawnwork are described below.
■ Drawnwork (Example 1)
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
a
Pull out several threads from the fabric.
b
Attach monogramming foot "N".
3
Note
z When sewing with the wing needle, select a
stitch width of 6.0 mm (15/64 inch) or less.
d
Start sewing.
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
c
CAUTION
● When sewing with the wing needle, select
a stitch width of 6.0 mm (15/64 inch) or
less, otherwise the needle may bend or
break.
● After adjusting the stitch width, slowly
turn the handwheel toward you
(counterclockwise) and check that the
needle does not touch the presser foot. If
the needle hits the presser foot, the
needle may bend or break.
Select stitch 39 .
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching"
(page 49).
With the right side of the fabric facing up, sew
d along the right edge of the frayed section.
N
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e
Press
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on the LCD.
■ Drawnwork (Example 2)
X The pattern displayed at the top of the screen
is mirrored.
Pull out several threads from two sections of
a the fabric, separated by an unfrayed section of
about 4 mm (3/16 inch).
Sew along the other edge of the frayed section
f so that it looks like the previous stitching.
1
a 4 mm (3/16 inch)
N
b
Press
Attach monogramming foot "N" .
, and set the horizontal mirror
g image key back to OFF.
• For details on replacing the presser foot, refer
to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43).
c
Select stitch 42 .
d
Sew along the center of the unfrayed section.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
49).
N
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EMBROIDERY
The steps for embroidering are described in this chapter.
Embroidering Neatly .............................................................................................118
Attaching the Embroidery Foot..............................................................................120
Attaching the Embroidery Unit..............................................................................123
Preparing the Fabric ..............................................................................................126
Attaching the Embroidery Frame...........................................................................130
Selecting Embroidery Patterns...............................................................................132
Embroidering.........................................................................................................139
Editing and Saving Patterns ...................................................................................143
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Embroidering Neatly
This section describes the preparations and basic procedures for embroidering.
What to prepare
The following is necessary for embroidering.
■ Embroidery thread (option)
For the upper thread, use the embroidery thread or
country thread.
■ Fabric
Prepare the fabric for embroidery. Prepare a piece
of fabric a little larger than the embroidery frame
that matches the size of the pattern you want to
sew.
Note
z Always use stabilizer when sewing
embroidery projects, especially when
embroidering on lightweight or stretch
fabrics.
z When embroidering on large pieces of
fabric, arrange the fabric so that it does not
hang off the table where the sewing machine
is placed. If embroidery is done with the
fabric hanging off, the embroidery unit
movement may be impaired, this could
cause the pattern to sew incorrectly.
CAUTION
● Do not embroider fabrics that are too
thick. To check the fabric thickness,
attach the embroidery frame to the
embroidery unit, and use
(Needle
position button) to raise the needle. If
there is space between the presser foot
and the fabric, the fabric can be
embroidered. If there is not space, do not
embroider the fabric. Otherwise, the
needle may break, resulting in injury.
● Be careful when sewing overlapping
patterns. The needle may not easily pierce
the fabric, causing the needle to break.
■ Stabilizer material (option)
Attach a stabilizer material for embroidery to the
fabric to prevent poor quality embroidery designs.
For the bobbin thread, use the embroidery bobbin
thread. For details, refer to "Optional accessories"
(page 9).
Memo
z For good quality embroidery designs be sure
to use embroidery thread designed for
embroidery machines.
z Before starting to sew, be sure there is
enough bobbin thread. If you continue
embroidering when the bobbin thread is
low, the thread may become tangled.
■ Needle
Use a 75/11 home sewing machine needle. When
embroidering on thick fabrics such as denim, use a
90/14 home sewing machine needle.
Memo
z A 75/11 needle is already installed when the
sewing machine is purchased.
z When replacing the needle, refer to
"Replacing the needle" (page 41).
CAUTION
● Since ball point needles (gold colored) are
needles for fabrics where stitches are
easily skipped, such as pattern stitching
and stretch fabrics, be absolutely sure not
to use them for embroidery. The needle
may break or bend.
■ Other
Embroidery frames "small" and "large" are
optional. For details, refer to "Setting the fabric in
the embroidery frame" (page 127).
Use a water soluble sheet on thin materials like
organdy and fabrics with a nap like towels.
For details, refer to "Attaching a stabilizer material
to the fabric" (page 126).
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Embroidery step by step
The basic steps for embroidery are as follows.
1
Presser foot attachment
Attach the embroidery foot "Q".
For details on attaching the embroidery foot, refer to "Attaching the
embroidery foot" (page 120).
↓
2
Checking the needle
Use a needle matched to the fabric.
For details on replacing the needle, refer to "Replacing the needle" (page
41).
↓
3
Attach the embroidery unit.
Embroidery unit attachment For details on attaching the embroidery unit, refer to "Attaching the
embroidery unit" (page 123).
↓
4
Bobbin thread setup
For the bobbin thread, wind embroidery bobbin thread and set it in
place.
For details on setting up the bobbin thread, refer to "Winding/Installing
the Bobbin" (page 22).
↓
5
Fabric preparation
Attach a stabilizer material to the fabric, and hoop it in an embroidery
frame.
For details on preparing the fabric, refer to "Preparing the Fabric" (page
126).
↓
6
Embroidery frame
attachment
Attach the embroidery frame to the embroidery unit.
For details on attaching the embroidery frame, refer to "Attaching the
Embroidery Frame" (page 130).
↓
7
Pattern selection
Turn the power on, and select an embroidery pattern.
For details on selecting embroidery patterns, refer to "Selecting
Embroidery Patterns" (page 132).
↓
8
Checking the layout
Check and adjust the size and position of the embroidery.
For details on adjusting the layout and the size, refer to "Adjusting the
layout and the size" (page 143).
↓
9
Embroidery thread setup
Set up embroidery thread according to the pattern.
For details on setting up the thread, refer to "Upper Threading" (page 31).
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Attaching the Embroidery Foot
This section describes how to attach the embroidery foot "Q".
Attaching the embroidery foot
b
Turn off the sewing machine.
Attach the embroidery foot "Q" when embroidering.
Have the included embroidery foot "Q" and a
screwdriver ready.
CAUTION
a
b
a Embroidery foot bar
b Caught by the presser foot holder screw
CAUTION
● Always use the embroidery foot "Q" when
embroidering. If the wrong presser foot is
used, the needle may hit the presser foot
and bend or break.
z Before attaching the embroidery foot, be
sure to turn off the sewing machine.
Otherwise, injuries may occur if a button
is accidentally pressed and the machine
starts sewing.
c
Raise the presser foot lever.
a
a twice to raise the needle.
Press
(Needle position button) once or
a
a Presser foot lever
X The presser foot is raised.
d the presser foot holder to detach the presser
Press and hold the black button on the back of
foot.
a
a Needle position button
Note
z The needle is correctly raised when the mark
on the handwheel is at the top. Check the
handwheel mark is at the top position.
b
a Black button
b Presser foot holder
X The presser foot holder releases the presser
foot.
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e remove the presser foot holder.
Loosen the presser foot holder screw and
Turn the screwdriver toward the back.
h foot holder screw.
Secure the embroidery foot with the presser
Set the embroidery foot perpendicular.
d
a
a
c
b
a
b
c
d
a Presser foot holder screw
Screwdriver
Presser foot holder
Presser bar
Presser foot holder screw
i Turn the screwdriver toward the front.
Tighten the presser foot holder screw.
f hand, as shown.
Hold the embroidery foot "Q" with your right
Hold the embroidery foot with your index
finger wrapped around the lever at the back of
the foot.
a
a
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a Screwdriver
CAUTION
a Lever
g the embroidery foot bar over the needle clamp
While pressing in the lever with your finger, fit
screw to attach the embroidery foot to the
presser foot bar.
c
● Do not hit the needle with your finger or
the embroidery foot "Q" when attaching
it. The needle may break or cause injury.
● Be sure to tighten the screw with the
included screwdriver. If the screw is
loose, the needle may hit the presser foot
and break or bend.
● Before sewing, always turn the
handwheel toward you
(counterclockwise) slowly to make sure
that the needle does not hit the presser
foot. The needle may break or bend.
b
a
a Presser bar
b Needle clamp screw
c Embroidery foot bar
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d embroidery foot with your finger, loosen the
While pressing in the lever at the back of the
Removing the embroidery foot
presser foot holder screw, and then remove
embroidery foot "Q".
Press
(Needle position button) once or
a twice to raise the needle.
Turn the screwdriver toward the back.
a
a
a Needle position button
a Screwdriver
b
Turn off the sewing machine.
e
CAUTION
z Before removing the embroidery foot, be
sure to turn off the sewing machine.
Otherwise, injuries may occur if a button
is accidentally pressed and the machine
starts sewing.
c
Raise the presser foot lever.
a
a Presser foot lever
X The presser foot is raised.
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Attach the presser foot holder.
• For details, refer to "Removing and attaching
the presser foot holder" (page 45).
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Attaching the Embroidery Unit
This section describes how to attach the embroidery unit.
Embroidery unit precautions
Attaching the embroidery unit
Get the included embroidery unit ready.
CAUTION
● Do not move the sewing machine with
the embroidery unit in place. The
embroidery unit may be dropped and
cause injury.
● Keep your hands and other objects away
from the embroidery carriage and frame.
Otherwise injury may result.
Note
a
4
z Do not touch the connector in the
embroidery unit connector slot. The
connector could be damaged, and it may
cause malfunctions.
z Do not lift up on the embroidery carriage,
and do not forcefully move it. It may cause
malfunctions.
a
Turn off the sewing machine.
Note
z Always turn off the sewing machine before
attaching the embroidery unit. It may cause
malfunctions.
b
Pull the flat bed attachment off to the left.
a Carriage
a
a Flat bed attachment
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c machine arm.
Slide the embroidery unit onto the sewing
Push it in until it clicks and stops.
a
a Carriage
CAUTION
X The embroidery unit is attached.
● Do not put your hands or other objects
near the carriage. It may cause injury.
Note
z Make sure that there is no gap between the
embroidery unit and the sewing machine,
otherwise the embroidery pattern may not
be sewn correctly.
Be sure to fully insert the connector into the
connection port.
z Do not push on the carriage when attaching
the embroidery unit to the machine,
otherwise damage to the embroidery unit
may result.
d
X The screen for selecting the embroidery
pattern type is displayed.
Turn on the sewing machine.
X The confirmation message is displayed.
e embroidery unit and press
Be sure that no objects or hands are near the
.
X The carriage moves to its initial position.
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Note
z If the machine is initialized with hands or
objects near the carriage, the screen may
return to the initial display. After removing
whatever is near the carriage, turn the power
on again.
Memo
z Utility stitches cannot be selected when the
embroidery unit is attached.
z For details on the embroidery patterns, refer
to "Selecting Embroidery Patterns" (page
132).
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d the embroidery unit, and slowly pull the
Hold the release button on the bottom left of
Removing the embroidery unit
embroidery unit to the left.
Make sure that the sewing machine is completely
stopped and follow the instructions below.
a
Remove the embroidery frame.
b
Press
• For details on removing the embroidery
frame, refer to "Removing the embroidery
frame" (page 131).
, and then press
.
X The embroidery carriage moves into a
position where it can be saved.
c
a
a Release button
X The embroidery unit separates from the
sewing machine.
Turn off the sewing machine.
CAUTION
● Do not carry the embroidery unit by
holding the carriage. It may cause
malfunctions.
CAUTION
● Always turn off the sewing machine
before removing the embroidery unit. It
may cause malfunctions if removed when
the machine is turned on.
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Preparing the Fabric
After attaching a stabilizer material to the embroidery fabric, it is stretched on an embroidery frame.
a the embroidery frame being used.
Prepare stabilizer material that is larger than
Attaching a stabilizer
material to the fabric
Attach a stabilizer material for embroidery to the
fabric to prevent poor quality embroidery designs.
a
c
b
Memo
z We recommend the optional stabilizer
material for embroidery. Use a water soluble
sheet on thin materials like organdy and
fabrics with a nap like towels.
To obtain optional accessories or parts, visit
[http://www.brother.com/], or [http://
www.brothermall.com] (in USA).
a Fabric
b Size of embroidery frame
c Stabilizer material
b the adhesive surface of the stabilizer material
If you are using stabilizers with adhesive, place
against the wrong side of the fabric, and iron it
with a steam iron.
CAUTION
● Always use stabilizer material when
sewing embroidery projects. The needle
may break or bend if you embroider
without using a stabilizer material for thin
fabrics or stretch fabrics. Furthermore,
the pattern may be sewn incorrectly.
1
2
3
a Stabilizer material
b Fabric (wrong side)
c Attached surface
† When it cannot be ironed or placed in the
hoop
For fabrics, such as towels, which cannot be
ironed or for embroidering in places where
ironing is difficult, place the stabilizer
material under the fabric, and stretch the
fabric in the embroidery frame without
attaching the stabilizer.
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a screw and remove the inner and outer frames,
Loosen the embroidery frame adjustment
Setting the fabric in the
embroidery frame
The fabric is stretched in the embroidery frame. If the
fabric is loose, the quality of the embroidery pattern
may be poor. Put the fabric in the frame without slack
following the steps below. Have a fabric with a
stabilizer material attached and the embroidery frame
(medium, small or large) ready.
■ Embroidery frame (medium)
Patterns with a height of up to 10 cm (4 inches)
and a width of up to 10 cm (4 inches) can be
sewn.
placing the outer frame on a flat surface.
Separate the inner and outer frame by removing
inner frame upward.
a
b
c
a Inner frame
b Outer frame
c Adjustment screw
b top of the outer frame.
Place the fabric with the stabilizer material on
Have the right side of the cloth up.
■ Embroidery frame (small) [option]
Patterns with a height of up to 2 cm (1 inch) and a
width of up to 6 cm (2-1/2 inches) can be sewn.
This is used for letters and other small embroidery.
1
4
a Right side
c fabric.
Press the inner frame in from the top of the
Memo
z There are patterns for which embroidery
frame (small) cannot be used.
Line up
on the inner frame and
outer frame.
on
■ Embroidery frame (large) [option]
Embroidery can be done in an area with a height
of up to 17 cm (6-7/10 inch) and a width of up to
10 cm (4 inch) . This is used to embroider multiple
patterns without changing the fabric position in
the frame.
d enough to secure the fabric.
Tighten the adjustment screw by hand just
CAUTION
● Use the embroidery frame that matches
the size of the pattern being embroidered.
Otherwise, the embroidery frame may be
hit by the presser foot and cause injury or
needle breakage.
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e without loosening the adjustment screw.
Gently remove the fabric from the frame
g any slack in the fabric by hand. The goal is to
Tighten the adjustment screw while removing
have a drum-like sound when the stretched
fabric is struck lightly.
Memo
z This precautionary step will help reduce
pattern distortion while embroidering.
f fabric again, lining up
Press the inner frame in from the top of the
on the inner frame
and
on outer frame.
■ Using embroidery sheets
If the embroidery sheet attached to the embroidery
frame is used, the embroidery can be sewn in
exactly the right position on the fabric.
Embroidery sheet
(medium)
3
1
2
Embroidery sheet (small)
[option]
Embroidery sheet (large)
[option]
Make a mark with a chalk pen at the center of
5
a
b
c
d
e
4
a the position for the pattern to be embroidered.
Outer frame
Inner frame
Fabric (right side)
Stabilizer material
Ledge of outer frame
a
• Press down firmly until the inner frame is
securely pressed against the ledge of the
outer frame.
b
a Embroidery pattern
b Mark
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b
Place the embroidery sheet on the inner frame.
a
■ Embroidery on fabrics that cannot be stretched
on an embroidery frame
When small pieces of fabric that cannot be
stretched on an embroidery frame or thin pieces
like ribbon are being embroidered, use stabilizer
material as a base to stretch on the frame. We
recommend stabilizer material for all embroidery.
b
a
a Embroidery sheet
b Inner frame
b
c
Line the mark on the fabric up with the base
c line on the embroidery sheet.
a
a
c
b
b
4
a Base line
b Mark
Place the inner frame with the fabric on the
d outer frame and stretch the fabric.
a
c
• For details, refer to page 127.
e
Remove the embroidery sheet.
a Stabilizer material
b Tack or spray glue
c Fabric
After completing the embroidery, remove the
stabilizer material carefully.
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Attaching the Embroidery Frame
This section describes how to attach the embroidery frame.
e the embroidery carriage frame holder from the
Firmly insert the embroidery frame guide into
Attaching the embroidery frame
Wind the embroidery bobbin thread onto the
a bobbin and set it into the bobbin case.
• For details, refer to "Winding/Installing the
Bobbin" (page 22).
b
top.
Line up the embroidery frame guide tabs and
the embroidery carriage frame holder slots and
push in until it clicks and stops.
a
Raise the presser foot lever.
a
b
a Presser foot lever
Press
(Needle position button) once or
c twice to raise the needle.
a
a Embroidery frame guide tabs
b Embroidery carriage frame holder slots
X The embroidery unit is attached.
Note
z Be sure to insert both pins. If only the
forward or the back pin is inserted, the
pattern may not turn out correctly.
a Needle position button
d foot while raising the presser foot lever even
Pass the embroidery frame under the presser
further.
CAUTION
● Do not touch a button. If a button is
accidentally pressed, the machine starts
sewing, and your finger may be pricked
with the needle or the needle may break.
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CAUTION
● Correctly set the embroidery frame into
the embroidery frame holder. Otherwise,
the presser foot may hit the embroidery
frame, resulting in injury.
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d foot while raising the presser foot lever even
Pass the embroidery frame under the presser
Removing the embroidery
frame
further.
Make sure that the sewing machine is completely
stopped and follow the instructions below.
a
Raise the presser foot lever.
a
a Presser foot lever
Remove the embroidery frame.
CAUTION
b twice to raise the needle.
Press
e
(Needle position button) once or
a
● Do not touch a button. If a button is
accidentally pressed, the machine starts
sewing, and your finger may be pricked
with the needle or the needle may break.
a Needle position button
c in the figure to the left side, and raise the
Press the part of the embroidery frame holder
embroidery frame.
1
a Press here to remove.
X The embroidery frame will separate from the
embroidery frame holder.
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Selecting Embroidery Patterns
This section provides details on the various types of embroidery patterns available and the procedure for
selecting a pattern.
Copyright information
The patterns saved in the sewing machine and
embroidery cards are intended for private use only.
Any public or commercial use of copyrighted
patterns is an infringement of copyright law and is
strictly prohibited.
Embroidery pattern types
An embroidery pattern can be selected from the
following types available.
b
c
a
d
e
a Embroidery patterns
There are total 70 patterns. The patterns are
completed by changing the upper thread
according to the instructions displayed on the
screen.
For details, refer to "Selecting an embroidery
pattern" (page 137).
b Character pattern
There are 5 types of characters: upper case/lower
case/numbers/symbols/European characters.
For details, refer to "Selecting alphabet characters"
(page 136).
c Frame patterns
10 shapes, such as squares and circles, can be
combined with 12 stitch types.
For details, refer to "Selecting a frame pattern"
(page 137).
d Embroidery card
Press when selecting patterns from an embroidery
card.
For details, refer to "Using an embroidery card"
(page 138).
e Patterns saved in the machine's memory
Press when retrieving patterns from the machine's
memory.
For details, refer to "Saving patterns" (page 150).
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LCD (liquid crystal display)
operation
The LCD (liquid crystal display) is operated using the
operation keys on the display panel.
The use of the keys for embroidery will be explained
below.
† Setting the display while embroidering
Press
(Settings key) and then
(Next
page key). Then, select the item by pressing
.
NAME OF COLOR: Typical color name
■ Operation keys
a
When there are patterns that are not
displayed on the screen (when
or
is displayed), the previous
patterns/subsequent patterns are
displayed.
b
Returns to the previous screen.
c
Returns to the type selection screen.
The selected pattern is cancelled.
d
Press this key to adjust language or
change the thread color display or
other settings.
e
Press to get help on embroidery unit
attachment, embroidery frame
attachment, etc.
f
Press this key to save embroidery
patterns and the alphabet characters
in the machine’s memory.
4
TIME: Time required for embroidering
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NEEDLE COUNT: Needle progress number
DISPLAY UNIT
The measurement units that are displayed can
be selected. [mm/inch]
#123: Thread color number
■ LCD button
Example: Selecting alphabet characters
When a specific pattern is selected,
press this key and then, press
Select from the following thread color number
sets (The display above is an example when
EMBROIDERY (POLYESTER) THREAD# is
selected.)
•EMBROIDERY (POLYESTER) THREAD#
•COUNTRY (COTTON) THREAD#
•MADEIRA POLY THREAD#
•MADEIRA RAYON THREAD#
•SULKY THREAD#
•ROBISON-ANTON POLY THREAD#
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to switch the display. The
sewing settings such as the specified
alphabet character string and color
are confirmed.
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Press this key to change the thread
settings.
Back one color
Forward one color
Back one stitch
Press this key to select or cancel
programmed thread cutting.
Forward one stitch
Press
or
to change the thread
density (characters and frame
patterns only).
Press this key to adjust the pattern.
• For details, refer to "Resewing" (page 147).
The position of the pattern within the
embroidery frame can be checked,
and the size and angle can be
changed.
For details, refer to "Adjusting the
layout and the size" (page 143).
4
Press this key when you want to
change the color, character by
character in character embroidery.
Since the sewing machine stops at
the end of each character, the upper
thread is changed as you sew.
Press this key again to cancel multicolor.
The needle progresses one color or
one stitch (if pressed continuously, 9
stitches to 30 stitches) at a time and
changes the position for starting the
embroidery. This is used when a
specific color is not sewn or when
restarting the sewing machine after
power has been turned off in the
middle of the operation.
Memo
z Keys that appear surrounded with a dotted
line (ex.
) cannot be used.
Example: Selecting an embroidery pattern
Press this key to check the order of
multi color. Press
to
switch the display.
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Selecting alphabet characters
Specify the characters for embroidery.
Memo
z When "The pattern is too large for the
embroidery frame" is displayed, no more
characters can be input.
z Characters from different fonts (sans serif and
serif, etc.) cannot be combined.
a
Select the alphabet characters.
b
Select the font.
c
Enter the characters.
Memo
z If a character is pressed by mistake,
press
.
z To enter a space, press "_".
†
Example: Come on
Switch between uppercase/
lowercase
Switch among large/medium/small
sizes
Memo
z The characters you entered can be saved for
later use. For details, refer to "Saving
patterns" (page 150).
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Selecting an embroidery
pattern
There are 70 embroidery patterns, such as flowers
and animals, saved in the machine's memory.
70 Embroidery patterns
Selecting a frame pattern
10 shapes, such as squares and circles, can be
combined with 12 stitch types.
Memo
Memo
z Refer to "Embroidery Pattern Color Change
Table" in the Quick reference guide for
samples of completed patterns and the
thread used.
a
Press
.
z Refer to "Frame patterns" in the Quick
reference guide for frame pattern shapes and
stitches.
a
Press
.
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X The pattern selection screen is displayed.
b Switch the screen using
Select the pattern.
key) and
(Previous page
(Next page key).
X The frame shape selection screen is
displayed.
b Switch the screen using
Select the frame shape.
(Previous page
key) and
(Next page key), and select
from the 10 types.
When
/
is pressed, the display of
patterns moves backward/forward 10 patterns.
X The stitch selection screen is displayed.
X When a pattern is selected, it can be
embroidered.
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c Switch the screen using
Select the stitch.
(Previous page
key) and
(Next page key), and select
from the 12 stitches.
b card slot on the right side of the sewing
Insert the embroidery card in the embroidery
machine.
Face the arrow on the embroidery card toward
you, and insert it in the direction of the arrow.
X When a stitch is selected, it can be
embroidered.
Using an embroidery card
c
Turn on the sewing machine.
d
Press
If an embroidery card is used, you can embroider
patterns other than the patterns saved in the sewing
machine. There are various cards with different
themes.
on the screen.
Note
z Always turn off the sewing machine to insert
and remove embroidery cards.
z Insert the embroidery card into the
embroidery card slot, facing it in the right
direction.
z Do not put anything other than an
embroidery card in the embroidery card slot.
z When embroidery cards are not in use, keep
them in their storage cases.
z Use only embroidery cards manufactured for
this machine. Using unauthorized cards may
cause your machine to operate incorrectly.
z Embroidery cards purchased in foreign
countries may not work with your machine.
a
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Turn off the sewing machine.
X This selection screen for the patterns saved
in the card is displayed.
e The operation is the same as in "Selecting an
Select a pattern.
embroidery pattern" (page 137).
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Embroidering
After the preparations are done, you can try embroidering. This section describes the steps for embroidering and
appliquéing.
„ Example: Embroidery thread number selected
Embroidering a pattern
Embroidery patterns are embroidered with a change
of thread after each color.
a on the screen.
Prepare embroidery thread of the color shown
c
a
b
d
b needle.
Set the embroidery thread, and thread the
e
a Embroidery frames that can be used for
embroidering
b Current color step/Number of colors in design
c Current name of color
d Current color part
e Next color part
• The thread color number set displayed for the
thread colors can be changed. Press
(Setting key), and then change the setting in
the setting screen. For details, refer to "LCD
(liquid crystal display) operation" (page 133).
• Refer to "Threading the upper thread" (page
32).
Note
z Before using the needle threader, be sure to
lower the presser foot.
c hole, and hold it lightly in your left hand.
Pass the thread through the embroidery foot
Give the thread a little slack.
CAUTION
● If the thread is pulled too tight, the needle
may break or bend.
● Do not let hands or objects hit the
carriage while sewing. The pattern may
misalign.
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Lower the presser foot lever.
h
Press
(Start/stop button) again.
X The embroidery begins again.
X Stitching stops automatically with reinforcement after one color has been completed.
When automatic thread cutting is set, the
thread is cut.
a
i and repeat steps
Set up embroidery thread for the next color,
b through h.
a Presser foot lever
e
Press
X When the last color is sewn, "Finished
sewing." will appear on the display. Press
, and the display will return to the
initial screen.
(Start/stop button).
j
Cut the excess thread.
Memo
a Start/stop button
a
CAUTION
● Use the embroidery frame that matches
the size of the pattern being embroidered.
Otherwise, the embroidery frame may be
hit by the presser foot and cause injury or
needle breakage.
f (Start/stop button) to stop the machine.
After progressing 5-6 stitches, press
g of the stitching.
Use scissors to cut the thread at the beginning
Cut the thread at the edge of the stitching.
Note
z If the thread is left at the beginning of the
stitching, it may be sewn over as you
continue embroidering the pattern, making it
very difficult to deal with the thread after the
pattern is finished. Trim the thread at the
beginning.
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z For the automatic cutting setting, refer to
"LCD (liquid crystal display) operation"
(page 135).
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d and cut it out along the cut-out line.
Remove the fabric from the embroidery frame,
Appliquéing
Cut carefully along the stitching and remove
the thread.
Prepare the base fabric and the appliqué fabric
(appliqué piece). Press
(Settings key), and set
the thread color display to NAME OF COLOR, so
"APPLIQUE MATERIAL", "APPLIQUE POSITION" and
"APPLIQUE" are displayed on the screen.
a
Select an appliqué pattern.
• If it is not cut right on the stitching, it will not
be finished neatly.
e frame.
Stretch the base fabric on the embroidery
X "APPLIQUE MATERIAL" is displayed on the
screen.
b appliqué piece fabric, and stretch it on the
Apply iron-on stabilizer to the back of the
f
Set up the thread for appliquéing.
g
Lower the presser foot lever, and press
(Start/stop button).
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embroidery frame.
c (Start/stop button).
Lower the presser foot lever, and press
X The position for the appliqué is stitched, and
the sewing machine stops. "APPLIQUE" will
be displayed on the screen.
X The cut-out for the appliqué piece is sewn,
and the sewing machine stops.
a
a
b
a Appliqué position
b Base fabric
b
a Cut-out line
b Appliqué piece fabric
X "APPLIQUE POSITION" will be displayed on
the screen.
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h adhesive to the back of the appliqué piece, and
Apply a thin layer of fabric glue or spray
attach it in the appliqué position.
i
Lower the presser foot lever, and press
(Start/stop button).
X The position for the appliqué is stitched, and
the sewing machine stops.
Memo
z When "APPLIQUE MATERIAL", "APPLIQUE
POSITION" and "APPLIQUE" are displayed,
a specific color thread does not appear. Use
a proper color thread to match the appliqué
piece.
j change thread colors as you sew.
Follow the instructions on the screen, and
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Editing and Saving Patterns
This section describes ways to edit, adjust, reposition and memorize patterns.
Adjusting the layout
and the size
c
Check and adjust the layout.
The pattern is normally positioned in the center of the
embroidery frame. You can check the layout before
starting embroidery and change the position and the
size.
Memo
z Keys that appear surrounded with a dotted
line (ex.
) cannot be used.
a
After selecting the embroidery pattern, press
.
X The sewing screen is displayed.
b
Press
.
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
Layout within the frame
Display unit (cm/INCH)
Available embroidery frames
Change position keys
Size key/Layout key
Rotation key
Horizontal mirror image key
Trial key
Starting point key
Distance from the center
Embroidery size
Embroidery frame size
The size of embroidery frame that
can be used is displayed. When
the smaller mark is grayed out in
the display, embroidery frame
(small) cannot be used. These
icons flash if the pattern was
resized, the layout was adjusted,
or the recommended embroidery
frame size was changed.
CAUTION
X The layout LCD is displayed.
● Use the embroidery frame that matches
the size of the pattern being embroidered.
Otherwise, the embroidery frame may be
hit by the presser foot and cause injury or
needle breakage.
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Size key
Increases/decreases the size of
Rotates the pattern 90 degrees to the
left
the pattern. Press
to return
to the previous screen.
Rotates the pattern 90 degrees to the
right
Rotates the pattern 10 degrees to the
left
Rotates the pattern 10 degrees to the
right
Rotates the pattern 1 degree to the left
Decreases size
Rotates the pattern 1degree to the
right
Returns to original size. When
the pattern was moved with the
change position keys, it returns to
its original position.
Returns the pattern to its original
position
Increases size
Change position keys
Moves the embroidery position up, down,
left and right.
Memo
z If you change the size of the pattern or
reverse it, the embroidery which have been
moved will return to its initial position. Use
the Change position keys after you have
changed the size of the pattern or reversed it.
z You can save patterns you have changed the
size and position in the machine’s memory.
Refer to "Saving patterns" (page 150).
Layout key
Press this key to move to rotation
screen.
Memo
zWhen the pattern is larger than 10cm (4
inches) x 10cm (4 inches), there may be a
case that the pattern cannot be rotated.
Horizontal mirror image key
Mirrors the pattern left and right.
Memo
z Mirroring patterns is possible only for a
embroidery pattern or a frame pattern.
Starting point stitching key
Switches the stitching starting
point between center and lower
left of the design.
•Press
screen.
to return to the previous
Trial key
Moves the frame to check the
pattern position.
Rotation key
Rotates the pattern 1 degree, 10
degrees or 90 degrees at a time.
Press
(Back key) to return
to the previous screen.
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Memo
CAUTION
● Never lower the needle when the
embroidery frame is moving. The needle
may break or bend.
● When you have revised the pattern, check
the display of available embroidery
frames and use an appropriate frame. If
you use an embroidery frame not
displayed as available for use, the presser
foot may strike the frame and possibly
cause injury.
Press
(Back key) to return to the
d previous screen.
z If the stitches appear loose, turn the tension
up one notch and resew.
■ Correct thread tension
The thread tension is correct when upper thread is
just visible on back of the fabric.
a
a Right side of fabric
b Wrong side of fabric
■ Upper thread is too tight
The lower thread will be visible on the front of the
fabric. In this instance, decrease the upper thread
tension.
a
a Right side of fabric
b Wrong side of fabric
Memo
z When the power is turned off, the layout
returns to the original setting.
z You can also check the pattern size and
distance from the center by pressing
after beginning embroidering.
z The embroidery patterns you have edited or
adjusted can be saved in the sewing
machine’s memory. For details, refer to
"Saving patterns" (page 150).
Adjusting the thread tension
If embroidery fails, it is difficult to undo the thread
and the fabric may be damaged.
Before embroidering, use a scrap of the same fabric
to check the adjustment of the thread tension, etc.
The upper thread tension is changed using the thread
tension dial.
When doing machine embroidery, the tension dial
should be set somewhere between 2 to 6.
a
b
b
■ Upper thread is too loose
The upper thread has slack. In this instance,
increase the upper thread tension.
a
a Right side of fabric
b Wrong side of fabric
b
Note
z If the upper thread is not threaded correctly
or the bobbin is not installed correctly, it
may not be possible to set the correct thread
tension. If the correct thread tension cannot
be achieved, rethread the upper thread and
insert the bobbin correctly.
z If the tension dial is set extremely low, the
machine may stop stitching during sewing.
This is not a sign that anything's broken.
Simply increase the tension slightly to
continue sewing.
b
c
a Loose (Decrease thread tension)
b Tight (Increase thread tension)
c Upper thread tension dial
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Connecting character patterns
f
Press
to turn it to
.
If the character pattern is too long to fit in the
embroidery frame, follow the steps below.
Example: Connecting "ABC" with "DEF"
a
Enter "ABC" and press
.
X The stitching starting point is set to lower left
of the design.
g
Lower the presser foot, and then press
(Start/stop switch) to begin sewing.
h leaving the end of the thread longer than
When embroidering is finished, trim the thread
Press
b
cutting (
usual. Then reset the fabric in the embroidery
frame, in a position where you can sew "DEF".
to turn off the automatic thread
).
b
a
a Embroidery start position
b Embroidery end position
c
Press
(Back key).
i
d
Press
.
e
Press
.
j
k
Enter "DEF" and press
Press
Press
.
.
to turn it to
.
X The stitching starting point is set to lower left
of the design.
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l the needle to the embroidery end position of
Use
(change position keys) to move
"ABC".
Resewing
When the wrong upper thread color has been sewn,
it can be resewn with the correct color.
a sewing machine.
Press
b
Press
c
Press
(Start/stop button) to stop the
.
a
a Embroidery end position
m
Lower the presser foot, and then press
(Start/Stop button) to embroider "DEF".
.
4
n thread.
When you have finished embroidering, cut the
d beginning of the mistaken color. Press
Press
(Back one color) to return to the
one more time to go to previous color.
e
Set up the correct color for the upper thread.
f design.
Press
(Start/stop button) to continue the
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Thread runs out partway
through a design
When the upper thread or the bobbin thread runs out
while sewing, the sewing machine stops. Move the
needle back about 10 stitches and resume sewing.
Stopping while embroidering
If the embroidery is stopped before it is complete,
check the current needle count and layout before
turning off the sewing machine.
Memo
Memo
z When the sewing machine is turned off, the
embroidery size and layout return to the
original setting. If you have changed the
layout, you need to adjust it again.
z When the bobbin thread runs out, cut the
threads and remove the embroidery frame
before replacing the bobbin thread.
a
b
Set up the upper or bobbin thread.
a sewing machine.
Press
Press
.
(Start/stop button) to stop the
b and make a note of it.
Check the current needle count on the screen
Memo
z If the needle count is not displayed, display
the needle count on the screen. For details,
refer to "Stopping while embroidering" (page
148).
c
Press
If the needle count is not displayed, press
(Settings key), and then use
display the following screen.
.
Press
to return to the previous screen.
d needle back about 10 stitches.
Press
(Back one stitch) to move the
(Forward one stitch) increases the stitch
number.
c
e
Press
(Embroidery key).
Restart the embroidery.
X The confirmation message is displayed.
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d
Press
.
X The selected pattern is turned off, and it
returns to the initial embroidery screen.
e
h
Note
.
i the beginning of the color you want to
Press
(Forward one color) to move to
embroider.
Turn off the sewing machine.
z Always detach the embroidery unit when
you move the sewing machine.
Press
j the needle count.
Press
(Forward one stitch) to increase
If
is pressed continuously, it moves
forward 1 —> 9 —>30 stitches.
Turn on the sewing machine, and then select
f the pattern.
Memo
z If you have changed the embroidery size
and/or layout before turning off the machine,
make the same setting changes again before
restarting embroidering. For details, refer to
"Adjusting the layout and the size" (page
143).
g
Press
Move forward to about 10 stitches before the
total number of stitches confirmed in b.
.
k
Restart the embroidery.
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Saving patterns
Select the pattern you wish to retrieve.
(Previous page key)
and
(Next page key).
b Switch screens using
The embroidery patterns and the alphabet characters
you have customized can be saved in the sewing
machine's memory.
Since the saved patterns will not be erased when the
power is turned off, you can always retrieve them for
embroidery. This is convenient for saving names and
the like. You can save up to 12 patterns or 512KB of
data.
a
b
■ Saving a pattern
a
After selecting the pattern to be saved, press
(Memory key).
a Total amount of memory used/Total amount of
memory space
b Number of the currently displayed page from the
total number of pages
X The selected pattern is shown in reverse
highlighting.
Press
.
c To delete the saved pattern, press
.
X "Saving..." appears while the pattern is being
saved. After the pattern is saved, the initial
screen appears again.
Note
z Do not turn off the sewing machine while
the pattern is being saved, otherwise the
pattern data may be lost.
■ Retrieving a pattern
a
Press
(Retrieve key).
X The saved patterns are displayed.
150
X The saved pattern is retrieved.
X The sewing screen appears, and you can
embroider the retrieved pattern.
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APPENDIX
The various maintenance and troubleshooting procedures are described in this chapter.
Care and Maintenance ..........................................................................................152
Troubleshooting ....................................................................................................154
Index .....................................................................................................................165
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Care and Maintenance
Simple sewing machine maintenance operations are described below.
d remove the presser foot holder(page 45), and
Loosen the presser foot holder screw and
Cleaning the machine surface
If the surface of the machine is dirty, lightly soak a
cloth in neutral detergent, squeeze it out firmly, and
then wipe the surface of the machine. After cleaning
it once with a damp cloth, wipe it again with a dry
cloth.
then loosen the needle clamp screw and
remove the needle (page 41).
c
a
CAUTION
● Unplug the power supply cord before
cleaning the machine. Otherwise, injuries
or an electric shock may occur.
b
a Presser foot holder
b Presser foot holder screw
c Needle clamp screw
Cleaning the race
Sewing performance will suffer if dust collects in the
bobbin case. Therefore, it should be cleaned
periodically.
a
e then slide it toward you.
Grasp both sides of the needle plate cover, and
Turn off the sewing machine.
a
a Needle plate cover
X The needle plate cover is removed.
Unplug the power supply cord from the power
b supply jack on the right side of the sewing
machine.
f Grasp the bobbin case, and then pull it out.
Remove the bobbin case.
CAUTION
● Unplug the power supply cord before
cleaning the machine. Otherwise, injuries
or an electric shock may occur.
c embroidery unit if either is attached.
Remove the flat bed attachment or the
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a
a Bobbin case
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g remove any lint and dust from the race and
Use the cleaning brush or a vacuum cleaner to
bobbin thread sensor and their surrounding
area.
i the needle plate, and then slide the cover back
Insert the tabs on the needle plate cover into
on.
a
c
a
b
a Needle plate cover
a Cleaning brush
b Race
c Bobbin thread sensor
CAUTION
Note
z Do not apply oil to the bobbin case.
z If lint or dust collects on the bobbin thread
sensor, the sensor may not operate correctly.
h on the bobbin case aligns with the spring.
Insert the bobbin case so that the projection
● 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: XC3152-221
(green marking)), contact your nearest
authorized service center.
● Be sure that the bobbin case is correctly
installed, otherwise the needle may break.
5
a
b
c
c
b
a Bobbin case
b Projection
c Spring
Memo
z Move the bobbin case right and left to make
sure that the right side of the projection
touches the spring and there is a space on
the left side of the projection.
Care and Maintenance 153
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Troubleshooting
If the machine stops operating correctly, check the following possible problems before requesting service.
You can solve most problems by yourself. If you need additional help, the Brother Solutions Center offers
the latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Visit us at [http://solutions.brother.com].
If the problem persists, contact your dealer or the nearest authorized service center.
Symptom
The sewing
machine does not
operate.
Probable Cause
Remedy
Reference
The machine is not turned on.
Turn on the machine.
page 17
The start/stop button was not
pressed.
Press the start/stop button.
page 51
The presser foot lever is raised.
Lower the presser foot lever.
page 50
The start/stop button was pressed,
even though the foot controller is
connected.
Do not use the start/stop button when
the foot controller is connected. To
use the start/stop button, disconnect
the foot controller.
page 51
The bobbin winder shaft is on the
right side after winding the
bobbin.
Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the
left.
page 26
The needle is incorrectly installed. Correctly install the needle.
The needle clamp screw is loose.
Use the screwdriver to firmly tighten
the screw.
The needle is bent or blunt.
Replace the needle.
The combination of fabric, thread
and needle is not correct.
Select a thread and needle that are
appropriate for the type of fabric
being sewn.
page 39
The presser foot that is used is not
appropriate for the type of stitch
that you wish to sew.
Attach the presser foot that is
appropriate for the type of stitch that
you wish to sew.
page 70
The upper thread tension is too
tight.
Loosen the upper thread tension.
page 59
The needle breaks. The fabric is pulled too much.
154
Lightly guide the fabric.
page 41
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The spool is incorrectly installed.
Correctly install the spool.
page 31
The area around the hole in the
needle plate is scratched, or has a
burr on it.
Replace the needle plate. Contact
your dealer or the nearest authorized
service center.
-
The area around the hole in the
presser foot is scratched, or has a
burr on it.
Replace the presser foot. Contact
your dealer or the nearest authorized
service center.
-
The bobbin case is scratched, or
has a burr on it.
Replace the bobbin case. Contact
your dealer or the nearest authorized
service center.
-
A bobbin designed specifically for
this machine is not used.
Incorrect bobbins will not work
properly. Only use a bobbin
designed specifically for this
machine.
page 22
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Symptom
The needle breaks.
The upper thread
breaks.
Probable Cause
The upper thread was not
threaded correctly.
Remedy
Reference
Correct the upper threading.
page 32
The upper thread was not
threaded correctly (for example,
the spool is not installed correctly,
the spool cap is too big for the
spool being used, or the thread
has come out of the needle bar
thread guide.)
Correct the upper threading.
Use the spool cap that best fits the
size of the spool being used.
There are knots or tangles in the
thread.
Remove any knots or tangles.
The selected needle is not
appropriate for the thread being
used.
Select a needle that is appropriate for
the type of thread being used.
page 39
The upper thread tension is too
tight.
Loosen the upper thread tension.
page 59
The thread is tangled, for example,
in the bobbin case.
Remove the tangled thread. If the
thread is tangled in the bobbin case,
clean the race.
page 152
The needle is bent or blunt.
Replace the needle.
page 31
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page 41
The needle is incorrectly installed. Correctly install the needle.
Bobbin thread
does not wind
neatly on the
bobbin.
The lower thread is
tangled or breaks.
The area around the hole in the
presser foot is scratched, or has a
burr on it.
Replace the presser foot.
Contact your dealer or the nearest
authorized service center.
-
The bobbin case is scratched, or
has a burr on it.
Replace the bobbin case.
Contact your dealer or the nearest
authorized service center.
-
A bobbin designed specifically for
this machine is not used.
Incorrect bobbins will not work
properly. Only use a bobbin
designed specifically for this
machine.
page 22
The thread is not passed through
the bobbin-winding thread guide
correctly.
Correctly pass the thread through the
bobbin-winding thread guide.
page 24
Bobbin spins slowly.
Move the sewing speed controller to
the right (so that the speed will be
fast).
page 25
The thread that was pulled out
was not wound onto the bobbin
correctly.
Wind the thread that was pulled off
around the bobbin five or six times
clockwise.
page 25
The bobbin thread is incorrectly
installed.
Correctly install the bobbin thread.
page 27
The bobbin is scratched or does
not rotate smoothly, or has a burr
on it.
Replace the bobbin.
The thread is tangled.
Remove the tangled thread and clean
the race.
page 152
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Symptom
Probable Cause
The lower thread is
tangled or breaks.
A bobbin designed specifically for
this machine is not used.
Incorrect bobbins will not work
properly. Only use a bobbin
designed specifically for this
machine.
page 22
The upper thread was not
threaded correctly.
Correct the upper threading.
page 32
The upper thread was not
threaded correctly.
Correct the upper threading.
Make sure that the thread is hanged
on the thread guide spring which is
on the left side of the thread guide
cover.
page 32,
page 33
The bobbin thread is incorrectly
installed.
Correctly install the bobbin thread.
page 27
The combination of fabric, thread
and needle is not correct.
Select a thread and needle that are
appropriate for the type of fabric
being sewn.
page 39
The presser foot holder is
incorrectly installed.
Correctly install the presser foot
holder.
page 45
The thread tension is incorrect.
Adjust the tension of the upper
thread.
page 59
A bobbin designed specifically for
this machine is not used.
Incorrect bobbins will not work
properly. Only use a bobbin
designed specifically for this
machine.
page 22
The bobbin thread is incorrectly
installed.
Correctly install the bobbin thread.
page 27
The upper thread was not
threaded correctly, or the bobbin
is incorrectly installed.
Correctly thread the upper thread and
correctly install the bobbin thread.
page 22,
page 31
The spool is incorrectly installed.
Correctly install the spool.
page 31
The combination of fabric, thread
and needle is not correct.
Select a thread and needle that are
appropriate for the type of fabric
being sewn.
page 39
The needle is bent or blunt.
Replace the needle.
page 41
If thin fabrics are being sewn, the
stitch is too coarse.
Shorten the stitch length or sew with
stabilizer material under the fabric.
page 59,
page 66
The thread tension is incorrect.
Adjust the tension of the upper
thread.
page 59
The upper thread was not
threaded correctly.
Correct the upper threading.
page 32
The combination of fabric, thread
and needle is not correct.
Select a thread and needle that are
appropriate for the type of fabric
being sewn.
page 39
The needle is bent or blunt.
Replace the needle.
page 41
The thread is
tangled on the
wrong side of the
fabric.
The thread tension
is incorrect.
The upper thread is
too tight.
The fabric is
wrinkled.
Stitches are
skipped.
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Remedy
Reference
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Symptom
Stitches are
skipped.
A high-pitched
noise is made
while sewing.
The thread does
not pass through
the eye of the
needle.
Probable Cause
Remedy
Reference
The needle is incorrectly installed. Correctly install the needle.
page 41
Dust has accumulated under the
Remove the needle plate cover and
needle plate or in the bobbin case. clean the race.
page 152
Dust has accumulated in the feed
dogs or in the bobbin case.
Clean the race.
page 152
The upper thread was not
threaded correctly.
Correct the upper threading.
page 32
The bobbin case is scratched, or
has a burr on it.
Replace the bobbin case.
Contact your dealer or the nearest
authorized service center.
A bobbin designed specifically for
this machine is not used.
Incorrect bobbins will not work
properly. Only use a bobbin
designed specifically for this
machine.
page 22
The needle has not been raised to
the correct position.
Press the needle position button.
page 32
-
The needle is incorrectly installed. Correctly install the needle.
page 41
The presser foot that is used is not
appropriate for the type of stitch
that you wish to sew.
Attach the presser foot that is
appropriate for the type of stitch that
you wish to sew.
page 70
The thread tension is incorrect.
Adjust the tension of the upper
thread.
page 59
The thread is tangled, for example,
in the bobbin case.
Remove the tangle thread. If the
thread is tangled in the bobbin case,
clean the race.
page 152
The feed dogs are lowered.
Slide the drop feed lever to the right.
page 102
The stitch is too fine.
Lengthen the stitch length.
page 59
The presser foot that is used is not
appropriate for the type of stitch
that you wish to sew.
Attach the presser foot that is
appropriate for the type of stitch that
you wish to sew.
page 70
The thread is tangled, for example,
in the bobbin case.
Remove the tangled thread. If the
thread is tangled in the bobbin case,
clean the race.
page 152
The fabric feeds in
the opposite
direction.
The feed mechanism is damaged.
Contact your dealer or the nearest
authorized service center.
The needle
threader lever does
not lower to the
correct position.
The needle has not been raised to
the correct position.
Press the needle position button.
The sewing lamp is damaged.
Contact your dealer or the nearest
authorized service center.
The machine is not turned on.
Turn on the machine.
page 17
The brightness of the LCD is either
too light or too dark.
Adjust the brightness of the LCD.
page 163
The stitch is not
sewn correctly.
The fabric does not
feed.
The sewing lamp
does not come on.
Nothing appears in
the LCD.
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Symptom
Machine does not
operate when
embroidery key is
pressed.
Embroidery unit
does not move.
Probable Cause
158
Reference
The embroidery unit is not
attached.
Attach the embroidery unit.
page 123
No pattern selected.
Select a pattern.
page 132
The embroidery unit is not set up
correctly.
Set the embroidery unit up correctly.
page 123
The fabric is not fully stretched on
the embroidery frame. The fabric
is loose.
Stretch the fabric properly on the
embroidery frame.
page 127
No stabilizer material is attached.
Always use stabilizer material for
embroidery.
page 126
The thread is tangled and the
bobbin case, etc., is plugged up.
Remove the tangled thread. When
the bobbin case is plugged up, clean
the race.
page 152
The thread tension is incorrect.
Adjust the tension of the upper
thread.
page 145
The upper thread was not
threaded correctly.
Correct the upper threading.
Make sure that the thread is hanged
on the thread guide spring which is
on the left side of the thread guide
cover.
page 32,
page 33
The bobbin thread is incorrectly
installed.
Embroidery not
neatly done.
Remedy
Correctly install the bobbin thread.
page 27
Objects are placed near the
carriage or embroidery frame.
If the embroidery unit carriage or
embroidery frame bumps into
objects, the pattern will be
misaligned. Do not place objects
within the range of embroidery frame
motion.
page 124
Material coming out of the
embroidery frame is causing
problems.
Stretch the fabric on the frame once
again so that the material coming out
of the embroidery frame does not
cause problems, rotate the pattern
and embroider.
-
A heavy fabric is being
embroidered, and the fabric is
hanging off the table.
If embroidery is done with the fabric
hanging off the table, the embroidery
unit movement will be impaired.
Support the fabric while
embroidering.
-
The fabric is catching. It is
pinched.
Stop the sewing machine and set the
fabric up correctly.
-
The carriage was moved while the
embroidery frame was being
removed or attached during
embroidery.
If the carriage is moved during the
process, the pattern may be
misaligned. Be careful when
removing or attaching the
embroidery frame.
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Error messages
When erroneous operations are performed messages and advice on operation will be displayed on the
LCD. Follow what is displayed. If you press
or do the operation correctly while the error
message is displayed, the message disappears.
No
Error Message
Probable Cause
1
There is a possibility that the data for the selected pattern is corrupted.
2
Either the start/stop button or the reverse/reinforcement stitch button
was pushed at a LCD screen other than the sewing LCD screen.
3
The start/stop button was pressed without connecting the foot controller
when the setting for adjusting the stitch width using the sewing speed
controller is set to "ON" .
You have selected a pattern for which the stitch width control cannot
be used. (page 58)
4
The twin needle setting is selected while a pattern that cannot be sewn
with the twin needle is selected.
Upper thread broken.
Upper thread not set up correctly.
Upper thread has run out.
5
CAUTION
Be sure to rethread the machine. If you press
(Start/stop button)
without rethreading the machine, the thread tension may be wrong or
the needle may break and cause injury.
6
The machine is deleting a previously saved pattern while in embroidery
edit mode.
7
The start/stop button was pressed while the foot controller was
connected.
You tried to use the foot controller for embroidery.
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Error Message
Probable Cause
8
on the LCD was pressed when no card was inserted.
9
A stitch other than the buttonhole, bar tack or darning stitch was
selected and the start/stop button was pressed while the buttonhole
lever is lowered.
10
The buttonhole, bar tack or darning stitch was selected and the start/
stop button was pressed while the buttonhole lever is raised.
11
The start/stop button, reverse/reinforcement stitch button or thread
cutter button was pressed while the presser foot was raised.
12
The memory is full and the pattern cannot be saved.
13
You pressed the back key or the embroidery key when a pattern was
selected or the utility stitch key when a stitch is selected.
14
You changed the stitch pattern settings, and then tried to save them by
pressing the manual memory key.
15
You tried to select an embroidery pattern or change the layout when
the needle was down.
The machine is turned on while the needle is lowered and the
embroidery unit is attached.
16
You tried to initialize the embroidery unit with the embroidery foot
lowered.
160
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No
Error Message
Probable Cause
17
The start/stop button was pressed after selecting a pattern which is
saved in the machine’s memory without pressing
(Retrieve key).
18
The reverse/reinforcement stitch button, needle position button or
thread cutter button was pressed while the bobbin winder shaft is
moved to the right.
19
A pattern is being saved.
20
The start/stop button or reverse/reinforcement stitch button was pressed
when no pattern is selected.
21
Bobbin thread has run out.
Little bobbin thread remains.
5
22
When the embroidery unit is attached.
23
You tried to set a number of characters that will not fit within the frame.
24
The upper thread has become tangled around the bobbin case, and the
needle is bent and hitting the needle plate, etc., so the sewing machine
stops (refer to page 154).
25
You tried to use a function that cannot be used when the embroidery
unit is attached.
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No
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Error Message
Probable Cause
26
An Embroidery Memory Card that may not compatible with your
machine has been inserted.
• Certain licensed designs cannot be read by this machine.
• Designs in an unacceptable card format cannot be read by this
machine.
• Design data saved in a hoop size not compatible with your machine
has been selected.
27
You try to retrieve a pattern downloaded as one for a different machine.
28
29
162
The start/stop button, the embroidery key, or the memory key is pressed
in embroidery mode, but the embroidery unit is not attached.
The embroidery key was pressed when the embroidery unit is not
attached.
The bobbin winder is winding the bobbin.
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Adjusting the LCD
If nothing appears in the LCD when the sewing
machine is turned on, the brightness of the LCD is
either too light or too dark. In such a case, perform
the following operation.
a
Turn off the sewing machine.
Operation beep
Each time a key is pressed you will hear one beep. If
an incorrect operation is performed you will hear two
or four beeps.
■ If a key is pressed (correct operation)
One beep sounds.
■ If an incorrect operation is performed
Two or four beeps sound.
b operation panel keys except
Turn the power on while pressing any of the
(Setting
key).
■ If the machine locks up, for example, because
the thread is tangled
The sewing machine beeps for four seconds and
the machine automatically stops.
Be sure to check for the cause of the error, and
correct it before continuing to sew.
■ Canceling the operation beep
When the sewing machine is purchased, it is set
to beep each time an operation panel key is
pressed. This setting can be changed so that the
machine does not beep.
a
c
Press
or
Turn on the sewing machine.
5
.
X The LCD comes on.
Press
b panel.
(Setting key) in the operation
d again.
Turn off the sewing machine, then turn it on
X The setting screen appears.
c
Press
(Next page key) twice.
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d
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Press OFF for the buzzer.
X The screen for changing the beep setting
appears.
e
Press
(Back key).
X The initial stitch screen appears again.
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Index
A
D
accessories ................................................................. 8, 9
adjusting layout ..........................................................143
adjusting stitch length ...................................................59
adjusting stitch width ....................................................57
adjusting thread tension ....................................... 59, 145
air vent .........................................................................11
appliqué .......................................................................97
appliqué pattern selection ...........................................141
appliqué stitch ..............................................................97
attaching presser foot holder .........................................45
attaching stabilizer material ........................................126
attributes .......................................................................19
automatic reverse/reinforcement stitches .......................61
automatic thread cutting ...............................................62
darning .......................................................................106
darning stitch ..............................................................103
drop feed lever ..............................................................11
B
back key .......................................................................13
bar tack stitch .............................................................103
basic sewing .................................................................48
basting stitch .................................................................78
beep ...........................................................................163
blind hem stitch ............................................................80
bobbin ..........................................................................22
bobbin case removal ...................................................152
bobbin clip .....................................................................9
bobbin cover ................................................................11
bobbin installation ........................................................27
bobbin thread, pulling up .............................................29
bobbin winder ..............................................................10
Bobbin winder seat .......................................................26
bobbin winding ............................................................22
bobbin-winding thread guide ................................. 10, 24
button sewing ...............................................................88
buttonhole lever ............................................................11
buttonhole sewing ........................................................84
buttonhole stitching ......................................................83
buzzer ........................................................................163
C
care ............................................................................152
changing sewing direction ............................................65
checking needle ............................................................40
cleaning bobbin case ..................................................152
cleaning brush ................................................................9
cleaning machine surface ...........................................152
concealed seams ...........................................................90
connecting character patterns .....................................146
country thread ......................................................19, 134
crazy quilt stitching .......................................................99
cuffs ..............................................................................46
curve sewing .................................................................65
cutting thread ................................................................55
cutting thread automatically ..........................................62
cylindrical pieces ..........................................................46
E
elastic tape ....................................................................95
embroidering ..................................................... 118, 139
embroidering pattern ..................................................139
embroidering steps ......................................................119
embroidery bobbin thread ..............................................9
embroidery card .........................................................138
embroidery card slot .............................................11, 138
embroidery character selection ...................................136
embroidery foot installation ........................................120
embroidery foot removal .............................................122
embroidery frame .......................................................127
embroidery frame installation .....................................130
embroidery frame removal ..........................................131
embroidery key .............................................................13
embroidery pattern selection .......................................132
embroidery pattern types ............................................132
embroidery sets ...............................................................9
embroidery sheet ........................................................128
embroidery threads .....................................................118
embroidery unit connector slot .....................................10
embroidery unit installation ........................................123
embroidery unit removal .............................................125
error messages ............................................................159
even seam allowance ....................................................67
extra spool pin ..........................................................9, 36
eyelet punch .....................................................9, 86, 108
eyelet stitching ............................................................108
F
fabric positioning ..........................................................50
fagoting .......................................................................110
fagoting stitch .............................................................109
feed dogs ......................................................................11
flat bed attachment .......................................................10
foot controller .......................................................... 9, 52
foot controller jack ........................................................11
frame pattern selection ................................................137
fraying, preventing ........................................................74
free-arm sewing ............................................................46
free-motion quilting ....................................................102
front view .....................................................................10
G
general sewing procedures ............................................48
H
handle ..........................................................................11
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handwheel ....................................................................11
heirloom stitching .......................................................114
help key ........................................................................13
hook-and-loop fastener .................................................66
I
installing bobbin ...........................................................27
J
joining ........................................................................114
joining stitch ........................................................ 97, 109
L
layout adjustment .......................................................143
LCD ..................................................................... 18, 133
LCD button .................................................................134
LCD messages .............................................................159
LCD operation ..............................................................18
M
machine surface cleaning ...........................................152
main power switch .......................................................11
maintenance ...............................................................152
manual needle threading ..............................................36
memory key ..................................................................13
mirroring stitches ..........................................................63
N
needle bar thread guide ................................................11
needle condition ...........................................................40
needle plate ..................................................................11
needle plate cover ........................................................11
needle plate marking ....................................................67
needle position button ..................................................12
needle position, changing .............................................79
needle replacement ......................................................41
needle set .......................................................................9
needle threader lever ....................................................10
needle threading ...........................................................31
needles .........................................................................39
next page key ................................................................13
O
operation beep ............................................................163
operation buttons ................................................... 10, 12
operation keys ..............................................................13
operation panel ...................................................... 10, 13
operation problems .....................................................154
operations .....................................................................21
optional accessories ........................................................9
overcasting stitches .......................................................74
P
pant legs .......................................................................46
parallel stitches .............................................................36
patchwork .....................................................................99
166
pattern embroidery .....................................................139
pattern retrieving .........................................................150
piecing ..........................................................................99
piecing straight stitch ....................................................97
plug ..............................................................................17
positioning fabric ..........................................................50
power supply cord ........................................................17
power supply jack ...................................................11, 17
power switch ..........................................................11, 17
preparations for embroidering .....................................118
presser foot ...................................................................11
presser foot holder ..................................................11, 45
presser foot holder installation ......................................45
presser foot holder removal ...........................................45
presser foot lever ...........................................................10
presser foot replacement ...............................................43
previous page key .........................................................13
pulling up bobbin thread ..............................................29
Q
quick reference guide .....................................................9
quilting .......................................................................100
quilting guide ..............................................................101
quilting stippling ...........................................................97
quilting stitch ................................................................97
R
race ............................................................................152
reinforcement stitching ........................................ 53, 103
release button .............................................................125
removing presser foot holder .........................................45
replacing needle ...........................................................41
replacing presser foot ....................................................43
resewing .....................................................................147
retrieving pattern .........................................................150
reverse stitching ............................................................53
reverse/reinforcement stitch button ........................ 12, 54
reverse/reinforcement stitches, automatic ......................61
S
safety instructions ...........................................................1
saving patterns ............................................................150
scallop stitch ...............................................................109
scallop stitching ..........................................................111
screwdriver .....................................................................9
seam allowance, even ...................................................67
seam ripper .....................................................................9
securing stitching ..........................................................53
selecting alphabet characters ......................................136
selecting embroidery patterns .....................................132
selecting stitches ...........................................................49
selecting the needle ......................................................39
settings key ...................................................................13
sewing basics ................................................................48
sewing direction change ...............................................65
sewing machine help key ..............................................13
sewing speed controller ................................................12
shell tuck stitch ...........................................................113
side cutter .....................................................................76
smocking ....................................................................112
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smocking stitch ...........................................................109
solving operation problems .........................................154
spool cap ............................................................9, 23, 32
spool net ...................................................................9, 24
spool of thread ..............................................................31
stabilizer material .......................................................126
start/stop button ............................................................12
stippling ........................................................................97
stitch length adjustment ................................................59
stitch selection ..............................................................49
stitch settings ................................................................70
stitch width adjustment .................................................57
stopping embroidering ................................................148
straight stitch ................................................... 70, 78, 90
stretch fabrics ................................................................95
stretch stitch ..................................................................95
zipper sewing ...............................................................90
T
thick fabrics ..................................................................65
thin fabrics ....................................................................66
thread cutter .................................................................10
thread cutter button ............................................... 12, 55
thread cutting ................................................................55
thread cutting, automatic ..............................................62
thread guide .....................................................10, 24, 33
thread guide cover ........................................... 10, 24, 33
thread guide disk ................................................... 11, 34
thread spools ................................................................31
thread take-up lever ................................................10, 34
thread tension adjustment ................................... 59, 145
threading ......................................................................31
threading bobbin ..........................................................22
threading needle ...........................................................31
threading needle manually ............................................36
tips ................................................................................65
touch panel ...................................................................13
trial sewing ...................................................................65
triple stretch stitch ......................................... 78, 95, 103
troubleshooting ...........................................................154
turning machine on/off ..................................................16
twin needle .....................................................................9
twin needle sewing .......................................................36
5
U
upper thread .................................................................31
upper thread spool ........................................................31
upper thread tension ............................................ 59, 145
Upper Threading ...........................................................31
utility stitch key .............................................................13
utility stitch selection screen .........................................18
utility stitches ................................................................70
W
winding bobbin ............................................................22
wing needle ................................................................114
Z
zigzag stitches ................................................. 75, 95, 97
zigzag width adjustment ...............................................57
Index 167
English
XE3116-201c
Printed in China
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