Brother | PC-6500 | SEWING MACHINE

SEWING MACHINE
OPERATION MANUAL
®
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using this machine, basic safety precautions should always be taken,
including the following:
Read all instructions before using this sewing machine.
DANGER – To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. The machine should never be left unattended while plugged in. Always unplug the machine from the
electrical outlet immediately after use and before cleaning.
2. Always unplug the machine before changing the light bulb. Replace the bulb with the same type (rated
12 V, 5 W).
WARNING –
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injuries:
1. Do not allow this machine to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when the machine is used
by or near children.
2. Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this manual. Use only accessories
recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual.
3. Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been
dropped or damaged, or if it has been dropped into water. Return the machine to the nearest
authorized dealer or service center for examination, repair, or electrical or mechanical adjustment.
4. Never operate the machine with any of its air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the
machine and foot controller free from the accumulation of lint, dust, and loose cloth.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any of the machine’s openings.
6. Do not use this machine outdoors.
7. Do not operate this machine where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being
administered.
8. To disconnect, set the main power switch to the “ O ” (off) position, and then remove the plug from the
outlet.
9. Do not unplug the cord by pulling on it. To unplug the power supply cord, grasp the plug, not the cord.
10. Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the machine’s needle.
11. Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break.
12. Do not use bent needles.
13. Do not push or pull the fabric while stitching. This may deflect the needle causing it to break.
14. Switch the machine to the “ O ” (off) position when making any adjustments in the needle area, such as
threading the needle, changing the needle, threading the bobbin, or changing the presser foot.
15. Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or making any
other user-serviceable adjustments mentioned in this operation manual.
16. This sewing machine is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.
17. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with this machine.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This machine is intended for household use only.
FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA
AND CYPRUS ONLY
If your embroidery machine is fitted with a 3-pin non-rewireable BS plug, please read the following.
IMPORTANT
If the available socket outlet is not suitable for the plug supplied with this equipment, the plug should be cut
off and the cable should be fitted with an appropriate three-pin plug. With alternative plugs, an approved
fuse must be installed in the plug.
Note
The plug severed from the power supply cord must be destroyed, as a plug with bare flexible wires is
hazardous if engaged in a live socket outlet. In the event that the plug fuse is replaced, use a fuse
approved by ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying the
mark, rated as marked on plug.
Always replace the fuse cover. Never use plugs with the fuse cover removed.
WARNING
DO NOT CONNECT EITHER WIRE TO THE EARTH TERMINAL, WHICH IS MARKED WITH
THE LETTER ‘E’, BY THE EARTH SYMBOL
OR COLOURED GREEN OR YELLOW.
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Blue
Neutral
Brown
Live
As the colours of the wiring in the main lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured
markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows.
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter ‘N’ or
coloured black or blue.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter ‘L’ or
coloured red or brown.
THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING
THE PC-6500 COMPUTERIZED SEWING MACHINE
Your machine is the most advanced, computerized home-use sewing machine available.
To fully enjoy all the features incorporated into it, we suggest that you study this manual.
PLEASE READ BEFORE USING THIS MACHINE
For safe operation:
1. Be sure to keep your eye on the needle while sewing. Do not touch the pulley, thread take-up, needle,
or other moving parts.
2. Remember to turn off the main power switch and unplug the cord when:
• operation is completed
• replacing or removing the needle or any other parts
• a power failure occurs during use
• maintaining the machine
• leaving the machine unattended
3. Do not store anything on the foot controller.
4. Plug the machine directly into the wall. Do not use extension cords.
For a longer service life:
1. When storing this machine, avoid direct sunlight and high humidity. Do not store the machine beside a
space heater, iron, or other hot objects.
2. 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.
3. Do not drop or hit the machine.
4. Always consult this operation manual when replacing or installing any assembly, the presser foot, the
needle, or other parts to assure correct installation.
For repair or adjustment:
In the event that a malfunction occurs or adjustment is required, first follow the troubleshooting table in the
back of this operation manual to inspect and adjust the machine yourself. If the problem persists, please
consult your nearest authorized service center.
1
CHAPTER 1
,
or
...............................53
Sewing with
,
or
...............................53
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
BLIND HEM STITCHING .....................................54
Adjusting the needle position.........................55
BUTTONHOLE STITCHING ................................56
Sewing order of buttonholes ..........................58
Sewing stretch fabrics....................................58
Odd-shaped buttons that do not fit into the
button guide plate ..........................................59
Adjusting the buttonhole width.......................59
Adjusting the stitch length of the buttonhole ..59
BAR TACK STITCHING.......................................60
Sewing bar tacks on thick fabrics ..................61
Adjusting the bar tack width...........................61
Adjusting the stitch length of the bar tack ......61
DARNING.............................................................62
Adjusting the darning width............................63
Adjusting the stitch length of the darning.......63
Darning stitch cycle........................................63
TAPE ATTACHING ..............................................64
EYELET STITCHING ...........................................65
BUTTON SEWING...............................................66
Attaching two-hole buttons ............................66
Attaching four-hole buttons............................67
Attaching a shank to the button .....................67
APPLIQUÉ STITCHING.......................................68
Sewing around corners of the appliqué .........68
APPLIQUÉ QUILT STITCHING ...........................69
Sample patterns for appliqué quilts ...............69
SCALLOP STITCHING .......................................70
SMOCKING STITCHING .....................................71
PATCHWORK STITCHING .................................72
MAINTENANCE
2
Sewing with
EMBROIDERING
STITCH SELECTION...........................................29
Selecting a utility stitch ..................................29
Selecting a stitch with the stitch guide (
) ...29
Stitch width and length reference chart .........31
STITCH WIDTH & LENGTH ................................33
Adjusting the needle position (stitch width)....33
Adjusting the stitch length..............................33
THREAD TENSION .............................................34
Correct tension ..............................................34
Adjusting the upper thread tension ................34
OPERATION GUIDE............................................35
AUTOMATIC REVERSE/REINFORCEMENT
STITCHING..........................................................36
AUTOMATIC THREAD CUTTING .......................37
BASIC SEWING...................................................38
BASIC STITCHING ..............................................43
Reinforced stitching of stretch fabric..............43
DART SEWING....................................................44
GATHERING........................................................45
ZIPPER INSERTING (CENTER AND SIDE
APPLICATIONS)..................................................46
Inserting a centered zipper ............................46
Inserting a side zipper....................................47
PINTUCK SEWING..............................................49
FLAT-FELL SEAM SEWING................................50
BASTING .............................................................51
ZIGZAG STITCHING ...........................................52
Overcasting with a zigzag stitch ....................52
Appliqué sewing with a zigzag stitch .............52
Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching ...................52
OVERCASTING ...................................................53
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
SEWING
..................................................29
UTILITY STITCHES
..................................................43
UTILITY
STITCHES
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
SEWING
PRINCIPAL PARTS ...............................................4
FLAT-BED-ATTACHMENT ....................................5
Removing the flat-bed attachment...................5
Accessory compartment ..................................5
ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES...............................6
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES ..................................7
POWER SUPPLY ..................................................8
CONTROLS ...........................................................9
Selection keys..................................................9
Operation buttons ............................................9
LCD screen....................................................10
LCD DENSITY .....................................................11
Adjusting the density with the main power
switch.............................................................11
Adjusting the density with the Operation
Guide .............................................................12
DISPLAY LANGUAGE .........................................13
PRESSER FEET / FEED DOGS..........................14
Changing the presser foot .............................14
Installing the presser foot adapter & the
walking foot....................................................15
Installing the optional side cutter ...................16
Installing the presser foot holder....................18
Raising/lowering the feed dogs......................18
FABRIC/THREAD/NEEDLE COMBINATIONS ....19
NEEDLE...............................................................20
Checking the needle ......................................20
Changing the needle......................................20
BOBBIN WINDING / LOWER THREADING ........21
Winding the bobbin ........................................21
Installing the bobbin.......................................23
UPPER THREADING...........................................24
Threading the upper thread ...........................24
Needle threader .............................................26
Pulling up the bobbin thread ..........................27
Extra spool pin ...............................................27
Net .................................................................27
FOOT CONTROLLER..........................................28
SETTING UP
SETTING UP
....................................................4
Sewing using the straight stitch (left needle
position) .........................................................38
USEFUL SEWING SKILLS ..................................40
Sewing corners ..............................................40
Sewing thick seams .......................................40
Sewing curves ...............................................40
Sewing thick fabric.........................................41
Sewing thin fabric ..........................................41
Using the needle plate ...................................42
CONTENTS
CONTENTS
......................................76
CHAPTER 4
MAINTENANCE
................................................122
CLEANING.........................................................122
Cleaning the screen.....................................122
Cleaning the machine surface .....................122
Cleaning the shuttle .....................................122
CHANGING THE LIGHT BULB..........................124
ERROR MESSAGES
................................................125
Warning messages ......................................125
Operation messages....................................128
Troubleshooting ...........................................129
Thread and stitch problems .........................130
Mechanical problems...................................131
SEWING CHART
................................................135
Utility stitches...............................................135
Character embroidering ...............................135
Frame pattern embroidering ........................136
Floral alphabet .............................................136
One-point pattern embroidering...................137
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED IN MACHINE)
ERROR
MESSAGES
................................................132
MAINTENANCE
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
SETUP .................................................................86
Installing embroidery foot Q...........................86
Installing the embroidery unit.........................87
Initializing the embroidery unit .......................87
Embroidering screen......................................88
Removing the embroidery unit.......................88
Creating beautiful embroidery........................89
Attaching stabilizer material...........................89
Inserting the fabric in the embroidery frame ..90
Attaching the embroidery frame to the
embroidery arm..............................................92
Removing the embroidery frame from the
embroidery arm..............................................92
EMBROIDERING .................................................93
Simple embroidering......................................93
Embroidering multi-color patterns..................93
EMBROIDERY PATTERNS.................................95
Creating text patterns ....................................95
Typing uppercase & lowercase characters....97
Changing the character size ..........................97
Checking the text ...........................................98
Editing text .....................................................99
Changing the color of each character in the
text .................................................................99
Creating frame patterns ...............................100
Selecting one-point patterns ........................101
Displaying the thread color names ..............102
Selecting patterns from a memory card.......102
CHANGING THE PATTERN SETTING .............104
Editing the layout of the pattern ...................104
Changing the embroidering position ............105
Changing the pattern direction.....................106
Mirror imaging patterns................................106
Embroidering from a specific starting point..107
EMBROIDERING
EMBROIDERING
..................................................86
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
CHAPTER 5
UTILITY
STITCHES
DESIGNING THE STITCH...................................77
ENTERING STITCH DATA ..................................79
EDITING STITCH DATA ......................................81
Moving a point ...............................................81
Moving part or all of the design......................82
Inserting new points.......................................82
STORING A STITCH DESIGN THAT YOU HAVE
CREATED ............................................................84
RETRIEVING A STITCH DESIGN THAT HAS
BEEN SAVED ......................................................85
SEWING
MY CUSTOM STITCHTM (CREATE YOUR OWN STITCH DESIGNS)
..................................................77
SETTING UP
Hemstitching with
Checking the embroidery area.....................107
Changing the size of patterns ......................108
Changing the thread density........................109
MEMORY ...........................................................110
Saving character combinations
in the memory ..............................................110
Retrieving a pattern which has been saved.111
ADJUSTMENTS WHILE EMBROIDERING .......112
Continuing embroidering..............................112
Embroidering again from the beginning.......113
EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS........................114
Linking characters........................................114
Using the extra-large embroidery frame
(optional)......................................................115
Combining a frame pattern with a design ....119
Embroidering appliqués
(using a frame pattern) ................................120
Embroidering onto small pieces of fabric
or in corners.................................................121
CONTENTS
FAGOTING ..........................................................73
DECORATIVE STITCHING .................................74
Shell tuck stitching ........................................74
HEIRLOOM STITCHING......................................75
Hemstitching with ......................................75
3
CHAPTER 1
PRINCIPAL PARTS
2
1
20
SETTING UP
19
CONTENTS
SETTING UP
SEWING
3
4
18
UTILITY
STITCHES
17
5
16
7
14
6
13
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
8
15
EMBROIDERING
12
MAINTENANCE
11
10
Feed dog position switch
Bobbin cover
Feed dogs
Presser foot
Needle threader
Buttonhole lever
Thread cutter
Needle threader lever
LCD (liquid crystal display)
Thread guide for bobbin winding
Spool cap
SEWING CHART
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
ERROR
MESSAGES
1 Handle
2 Bobbin winder
3 Selection keys (Refer to page 9 for more
details.)
4 Balance wheel
5 Sewing speed controller
6 Presser foot lever
7 Main power switch
8 Operation buttons (Refer to page 9 for more
details.)
9 Flat-bed attachment with accessory
compartment
9
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
4
CONTENTS
FLAT-BED ATTACHMENT
Removing the flat-bed attachment
SETTING UP
With the flat-bed attachment removed, sewing tubular pieces,
such as sleeves and pant legs, or hard-to-reach areas of the
garment is easier. To remove the flat-bed attachment, pull it
straight out to the left of the sewing machine.
1 Flat-bed attachment
1
SEWING
I
I
II
1
II Each presser foot is marked with a letter.
1 Presser foot code
III Compartment accessories
The location of each accessory is shown in figure
III. Only use the accessories designed for this
machine.
No.
1
2
A
1
3
4
0
5
7
8
X57789-101
2
Embroidery foot Q
XA5891-101
3
Overcasting foot G
X51162-001
4
Monogramming foot N
X53840-301
5
Zipper foot I
X59370-051
6
Zigzag foot J
137748-101
7
Blind hem foot R
X56409-001
8
Seam ripper
X54243-001
9
Button sewing foot M
130489-001
0
Bobbins*
136492-101
A
Needle set
X58358-001
*Only use the plastic bobbins supplied in the
accessory compartment or as additional
accessories.
ERROR
MESSAGES
6
Part Code
Buttonhole foot A
MAINTENANCE
9
Part Name
EMBROIDERING
III
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
J
To open the accessory compartment, tilt its lid
toward you.
UTILITY
STITCHES
Accessory compartment
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
5
1
2
5
7
8
A
D
E
G
I
J
a
b
L
M
c
M
Stabilizer material
XA5904-051
Scissors
184783-001
Chalk pen
184944-001
Cleaning brush
XA4527-001
Eyelet punch
135793-001
Screwdriver (large)
X55467-051
Screwdriver (small)
X55468-051
Spool cap (small)
130013-003
Spool cap (large)
130012-003
Extra spool pinb
XA3336-051
Spool felt
X57045-001
Disc-shaped screwdriver
XA2005-051
Spool netd
127610-000
Embroidery set (large)
SA423
Screw (for securing adapter)
XA4813-051
Foot controller
XA3931-051
Grid sheet
X80948-002
Hard case
XA5555-001
Bobbin thread
XA8375-002
SA298
SA299
X81175-002
Use the same screw for installing both the
walking foot and the optional side cutter.
The extra spool pin provided
as an accessory should be
inserted onto the bobbin
winder shaft when it is used.
When using the walking foot, refer to the
instruction sheet included with this operation
manual.
When using special threads that quickly wind
off the thread spool, place a net over the spool
before sewing.
SEWING CHART
Note (For U.S.A only)
Foot controller: Model N5V
This foot controller can be used for this machine
model PC6500.
ERROR
MESSAGES
d
Embroidery cards
X54243-001
Screwa (for securing presser foot)
MAINTENANCE
K
L
Seam ripper
EMBROIDERING
H
B
XA6027-001
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
F
9
Presser foot adapter
UTILITY
STITCHES
C
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
Part Code
SEWING
:
No. Part Name
SETTING UP
4
3
CONTENTS
ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
6
1
CONTENTS
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
No. Part Name
2
SA327
No. 28 Christmas
SA328
No. 29 Lace
SA329
No. 30 Wildlife animals
SA330
No. 31 Large flower II
SA331
No. 32 Musical instrument
SA332
No. 33 Trees
SA333
No. 35 Cats & dogs II
SA335
No. 36 Fruits & vegetables
SA336
No. 37 Appliqué alphabet
SA337
No. 38 Angel
SA338
No. 39 Doll face
SA339
SA340
No. 41 Renaissance
SA341
No. 42 Farm
SA342
No. 43 Victorian
SA343
No. 44 Lace II
SA344
No. 45 Chain Stitch
SA345
No. 46 Australian Animal
SA346
No. 47 Butterfly
SA347
SA348
No. 49 Folk Art
SA349
No. 50 Fairy and Floral
a
1
Side cutter
Part Code
4
Walking footc
SA350
SA425
X81064-001
This unit cannot be used together with memory
card S1.
X80943-001
Embroidery cardsa
No. 3 Dinosaur
SA300
No. 6 Moskowitz’s World
SA303
No. 7 Country Life
SA304
No. 8 Holiday
SA305
No. 9 Hobby Craft
SA306
No. 10 Monogram Emblem
SA307
No. 11 Frame
SA311
SA312
No. 13 Sports Emblem
SA313
No. 14 Large Floral
SA314
No. 15 Cute Kids
SA315
No. 16 Dogs & Cats
SA316
No. 19 Marine
SA319
SA320
No. 21 Needlework
SA321
No. 23 White on white
SA323
c
Refer to pages 115 through 118 for details on
embroidering using the extra-large embroidery
frame.
When using the walking foot, refer to page 15.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
No. 20 Petite Designs
b
SEWING CHART
No. 12 Transportation
WARNING
Embroidery cards purchased in other
countries may not be compatible with your
machine.
ERROR
MESSAGES
2
Extra-large frameb
MAINTENANCE
No. Part Name
3
EMBROIDERING
No. 48 Australian Flower
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
No. 40 Sports 3
UTILITY
STITCHES
4
SA325
No. 27 Birds
SEWING
3
No. 25 Equestrian
SETTING UP
2
Part Code
7
WARNING
– When leaving the machine unattended or when it is not being used, turn off the main power
switch on the side of the machine, then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
UTILITY
STITCHES
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
2
SEWING
1. Pull out the power supply cord and insert the
plug into a wall outlet.
1 Power supply cord
2 Main power switch
SETTING UP
CAUTION
– Do not use this sewing machine with extension cords or multi-plug adapters, otherwise a fire or
an electric shock may occur.
– Do not use wet hands to remove the plug from the wall outlet, otherwise an electric shock may
occur.
– When unplugging the power cord, turn off the main power switch of the machine, and then
grasp the plug to unplug the cord. Pulling on the cord may damage it or cause a fire or an
electric shock.
– Do not allow the power cord to be cut, damaged, modified, forcefully bent, pulled, twisted or
bundled. In addition, do not place heavy objects on the cord or subject it to heat, otherwise the
cord may be damaged or a fire or an electric shock may occur.
If the power cord or plug is damaged, contact your nearest authorized dealer or service center.
– When servicing the machine, or when removing covers or changing bulbs, unplug the sewing
machine or disconnect the electrical supply.
– If the machine is not to be used for a long period of time, unplug the power cord, otherwise a
fire may occur.
– For U.S.A. only:
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade wider than the other). To reduce the risk of
electric shock, this plug is intended to fit in a polarized outlet in 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.
CONTENTS
POWER SUPPLY
MAINTENANCE
1
ERROR
MESSAGES
2. To turn on the machine, set the main power
switch to “ I ”.
To turn off the machine, set the main power
switch to “ O ”.
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
8
CONTENTS
CONTROLS
Selection keys
3
4
5
6
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
9
ERROR
MESSAGES
4
MAINTENANCE
3
EMBROIDERING
2
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1
1 Thread cutter button
Press this button to cut both the upper and
the bobbin threads automatically.
2 Needle position button
Press this button to raise or lower the needle.
3 Reverse/reinforcement stitch button
Press this button to secure the end of the
stitching by sewing either reverse stitches or
reinforcement stitches. Reverse stitches
(straight stitches only) are sewn by stitching in
the reverse direction. Reinforcement stitches
(most other stitches) are made by sewing
three stitches on top of each other.
4 Start/stop button
Press this button to start or stop sewing. The
needle drops to its lowest position when the
machine is stopped. To sew at a low speed,
keep this button pressed.
This button lights up in green when the machine
is ready to start sewing and while it is sewing or
embroidering. If the machine is not ready to start
sewing, the button lights up in red. The button
lights up in orange when the bobbin winder shaft
is moved to the right in order to wind the bobbin
thread onto the bobbin.
UTILITY
STITCHES
Operation buttons
SEWING
2
SETTING UP
1
1 SEWING key
Press this key to display a screen that allows
you to select utility stitches for sewing straight
stitches, buttonholes, etc. (Refer to page 29
for details.)
2 MY CUSTOM STITCH TM (CREATE YOUR
OWN STITCH DESIGNS) key
You can use the “MY CUSTOM STITCH TM”
(function for making own stitch) to sew
patterns that you have drawn yourself. (Refer
to page 77.)
3 EMBROIDERY key
When the embroidery unit is installed, press
this key to display a screen that allows you to
select letters and other decorative designs for
embroidering. (Refer to page 95 for details.)
4 MEMORY key
When the embroidery unit is installed, press
this key to display a screen that allows you to
store or retrieve embroidery pattern
combinations. (Refer to pages 110 and 111
for details.)
5 OPERATION GUIDE key
When the embroidery unit is not installed,
press this key to see information on how to
use machine functions such as upper
threading, bobbin winding and bobbin thread
setting. (Refer to page 35 for details.)
6 STITCH ADJUST (stitch adjustment) key
When the embroidery unit is not installed,
press this key to display a screen that allows
you to change the stitch width and length, and
CONTENTS
LCD screen
2 3 4
1
5
Note
When the machine is turned on, the straight stitch
(left needle position) is automatically selected.
4
5
EMBROIDERING
Other basic LCD keys
END key
Press this key to stop using the current function.
CHECK key
If an error message appears, press this key to return to the previous screen.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
6
7
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
2
3
SEWING
CAUTION
Be sure to press the key only with your finger.
Never press a key with a hard, pointed
instrument, such as a pencil or a screwdriver.
Furthermore, do not press down too hard on
the screen, otherwise it may be damaged.
Attach the presser foot indicated by the code that is displayed.
Press this key before sewing with the optional side cutter installed.
Press this key before sewing to automatically sew reverse or reinforcement stitches at the beginning
and end of stitching. (Refer to page 36 for more details.)
Press this key before sewing to automatically cut the threads after sewing. (Refer to page 37 for more
details.)
Press this key to display the stitch guide, which will help you select the best stitch for your specific
need.
Press this key to display the previous page.
Press this key to display the next page.
7 6
SETTING UP
Press a key on the screen with your finger to
select the pattern displayed inside the key or to
start the indicated function or operation.
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
10
At times, changes in the ambient temperature may make all or part of the screen light or darker; this is not
the sign of a malfunction. If the screen becomes difficult to read, adjust its density.
SETTING UP
Note
The screen may become dark immediately after the power is turned on. This is a feature of the light that
illuminates the screen, and is not the sign of a malfunction. The screen will return to its normal level of
brightness after approximately 10 minutes.
CONTENTS
LCD DENSITY
Adjusting the density with the main power switch
SEWING
1. While pressing anywhere in the LCD, turn the
sewing machine off, then back on again.
UTILITY
STITCHES
Light→
2
3. After making the adjustment, turn the machine
off, then back on again.
MAINTENANCE
2. Adjust the density of the LCD.
To make the LCD lighter, press either the
SEWING key or the MY CUSTOM STITCHTM
key.
To make the LCD darker, press either the
OPERATION GUIDE or the STITCH ADJUST
key.
The density of the LCD changes each time
one of these keys is pressed.
1 Press this key to make the density lighter.
2 Press one of these keys to make the
density darker.
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Dark →
1
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Adjust the screen
density.
After making the
adjustment, turn the
power off, then on
again.
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
11
CONTENTS
Adjusting the density with the Operation Guide
1. Press the OPERATION GUIDE key.
SETTING UP
2. Press the NEXT key.
3. Press the BRIGHTNESS OF LCD key.
SEWING
2
6. After making the adjustment, press the END
key.
EMBROIDERING
3
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1
5. Adjust the density of the LCD.
To make the LCD lighter, press the white key.
To make the LCD darker, press the black key.
The density of the LCD changes each time
one of these keys is pressed.
1 Press this key to make the density lighter.
2 Press one of these keys to make the
density darker.
3 Press this key to finish adjusting the
density.
UTILITY
STITCHES
4. Press the NEXT key.
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
12
CONTENTS
DISPLAY LANGUAGE
You can easily change the language of all the keys and messages displayed on the LCD.
1. Press the OPERATION GUIDE key.
SETTING UP
2. Press the NEXT key.
3. Press the LANGUAGE SELECTION key.
SEWING
MAINTENANCE
CAUTION
– This function should not be used as a
translation function.
– Even when the sewing machine is turned
off, the current language setting will be
retained.
EMBROIDERING
Note
– When the display language is changed, error
messages will also be displayed in the
selected language.
– The display language can be set to one of 11
languages (English, German, French, Italian,
Dutch, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish,
Swedish and Portuguese).
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
5. Press the key of the desired language. The
language of all keys and messages displayed
in the LCD are changed.
UTILITY
STITCHES
4. Press the NEXT key until the desired
language is displayed.
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
13
Changing the presser foot
CONTENTS
PRESSER FEET / FEED DOGS
It may be necessary to change the presser foot depending on the stitch that is selected.
SETTING UP
1. Press the needle position button to raise the needle, and
then turn off the sewing machine.
1
2. Raise the presser foot lever.
SEWING
2
UTILITY
STITCHES
3. Press the black button located at the back of the presser
foot holder to release the foot.
1 Presser foot holder
1
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
5. Lower the presser foot lever so that the presser foot pin
snaps into the notch in the presser foot holder.
1 Notch in presser foot holder
2 Presser foot pin
2
MAINTENANCE
1
EMBROIDERING
4. Place the other presser foot below the holder so that the
presser foot pin is aligned with the slit in the holder.
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
14
CONTENTS
Installing the presser foot adapter & the walking foot
The presser foot adapter is used for attaching screw-on presser feet to this machine.
1 Adapter
2 Screw (for securing adapter)
3 Screw (for securing presser foot)
3
2
SETTING UP
1
The walking foot can only be used to sew the straight stitches (
( ).
and
SEWING
The walking foot is useful for sewing materials that are hard to feed, such as vinyl cloth, synthetic leather,
thin leather, etc. This foot prevents such materials from crumpling, slipping or sticking by evenly feeding
both pieces of fabric.
) and the zigzag stitch
UTILITY
STITCHES
1. Remove the installed presser foot and the presser foot
holder.
3
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
5
1
15
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
Note
– Before sewing, be sure to turn the balance wheel slowly
toward you to check that the needle does not touch the
presser foot, otherwise injuries may occur.
– Sew at a slow to medium speed.
SEWING CHART
2
ERROR
MESSAGES
1
3. Hook the connecting fork of the walking foot onto the needle
clamp screw, lower the presser foot lever, and then fasten
the walking foot by firmly tightening the screw (for securing
presser foot) with the enclosed screwdriver or disc-shaped
screwdriver.
1 Connecting fork
2 Screw (for securing presser foot)
MAINTENANCE
Note
If the screw is not completely tightened, injuries may occur.
EMBROIDERING
2. Slide the presser foot adapter as high as possible up the
presser foot bar, and then fasten it by firmly tightening the
screw (for securing adapter) with the enclosed screwdriver
or disc-shaped screwdriver.
1 Screw (for securing adapter)
CONTENTS
Installing the optional side cutter
1. Press the needle position button to raise the
needle, and then turn off the sewing machine.
SETTING UP
By installing the side cutter, you can cut the fabric while sewing, for example when sewing an overcasting
stitch. To use the side cutter, select a pattern that displays
on the LCD, and then press
so that it
appears as
.
3
5
2. Raise the presser foot lever.
5
2
5
appears as
so that it
. Other necessary adjustments
for using the side cutter will be carried out
ERROR
MESSAGES
6. Select a pattern, and then press
MAINTENANCE
5. While lifting the presser foot up, insert the
screw (for securing presser foot) through the
notch in the side cutter’s bracket and into the
hole in the presser foot bar, and then lightly
tighten the screw. Lower the presser foot
lever, and then firmly tighten the screw with
the enclosed screwdriver or disc-shaped
screwdriver.
EMBROIDERING
3
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1
4. Securely hook the connecting fork of the side
cutter onto the needle clamp screw.
1 Needle clamp screw
2 Connecting fork
UTILITY
STITCHES
3
SEWING
3. Remove the installed presser foot and the
presser foot holder.
automatically.
Pressing
so that it changes back to
turns off the side cutter operation.
SEWING CHART
Note
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
16
CONTENTS
1
8. Raise the presser foot lever, and then thread
the bobbin thread and the upper thread.
SETTING UP
7. Make a cut of about 25/32" (2.0 cm) long in
the fabric.
1 25/32" (2.0 cm)
SEWING
5
3
2
B
3
11. Lower the presser foot lever.
5
MAINTENANCE
When sewing straight stitches, the seam margin
will be about 13/64" (5.0 mm).
1 Seam margin
EMBROIDERING
CAUTION
After the stitch width is adjusted, turn the
balance wheel toward you by hand and check
that the needle does not touch the side cutter.
If the needle hits the side cutter and breaks,
injuries may occur.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
A
10. Thread the needle, pull out a long section of
the upper thread, pass it under the presser
foot, and then pull it out toward the rear of the
sewing machine. (See figure B.)
2 Presser foot
3 Upper thread
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
9. Position the fabric so that the right side of the
cut goes over the guide plate and the left side
of the cut is under the presser foot.
1 Guide plate (lower knife)
2 Presser foot
1
ERROR
MESSAGES
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
17
SEWING CHART
Note
– The side cutter will not cut the fabric if the fabric
is simply spread out under the presser foot and
the guide plate. Be sure to position the fabric as
explained in step 9 before sewing.
– Always raise the needle before raising the
presser foot lever.
–The side cutter can cut one layer of 13-oz
denim.
– Clean the side cutter after using it, otherwise
dust and scraps of thread will build up in it.
– Add a small amount of oil as required to the
cutting edge of the cutter.
5
2. Raise the presser foot lever.
3. Remove the currently installed presser foot.
SETTING UP
1. Press the needle position button to raise the needle, and
then turn off the sewing machine.
CONTENTS
Installing the presser foot holder
SEWING
5
CAUTION
Be careful not to touch the tip of the needle, otherwise
injuries may occur.
Note
When the embroidery unit is attached to the sewing machine,
the feed dogs are automatically lowered.
MAINTENANCE
With the accessory compartment removed, the feed dog
position switch can be seen at the base of the machine. To
lower the feed dogs, for example when sewing buttons, slide
the lever to the right. To continue sewing while the feed dogs
feed the fabric, slide the lever to the left.
EMBROIDERING
Raising/lowering the feed dogs
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Note
If the presser foot holder is not installed correctly, the thread
tension may not be tight enough due to an improper presser
foot height.
UTILITY
STITCHES
4. While pressing the black button on the left side of the
presser foot holder, slide the holder as high as possible up
the presser foot bar, and then release the button.
1 Presser foot holder
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
18
CONTENTS
FABRIC/THREAD/NEEDLE COMBINATIONS
Select the appropriate thread and needle for the fabric that you are using.
Cotton
60-80
Taffeta
Synthetic
mercerized
60-80
Flannel, Gabardine
Silk
50-80
Lawn
Cotton
60-80
Georgette
Synthetic
mercerized
60-80
Challis, Satin
Silk
50-80
Denim
Cotton
30-50
Corduroy
Synthetic
mercerized
50
Tweed
Silk
50
11-14
9-11
14-16
EMBROIDERING
Broad cloth
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Thick fabric
Size
UTILITY
STITCHES
Thin fabric
Size of needle
Type
SEWING
Medium weight
fabric
SETTING UP
Thread
Application
Jersey
Stretch fabric
Golden needle
11-14
Thread for knits
Synthetic
mercerized
MAINTENANCE
Tricot
30
For top stitching
14-16
Silk
30
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
Note
– For sewing on the popular variety of stretch fabrics, for embroidering and for decorative stitch sewing,
the golden needle should be used.
– There are many different types of needles to suit a variety of sewing needs. Therefore, be sure to
select the correct needle for your specific sewing application, for example when sewing denim or when
sewing with metallic thread.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
19
CONTENTS
NEEDLE
Checking the needle
SETTING UP
Place the flat side of the needle on a flat surface and check that
the needle is not bent up, down, or to either side. If the needle
is bent, it should be thrown away to prevent damage to your
project or to the machine.
1 Flat surface (needle plate, glass, ruler, etc.)
1
SEWING
Changing the needle
UTILITY
STITCHES
A 75/11 needle is installed in the machine when you purchase it.
1. Press the needle position button to raise the needle.
2. Turn off the sewing machine and lower the presser foot
lever.
3. Loosen the needle clamp screw with a screwdriver.
4. Pull out the needle.
5. With the flat side of the needle facing toward the back, insert
the needle as far up as possible so that it touches the
needle stopper. Fasten the screw securely with a
screwdriver.
1 Needle stopper
MAINTENANCE
6
CAUTION
Do not apply a strong force when
loosening or tightening the
needle clamp screw, otherwise
certain parts of the machine may
be damaged.
EMBROIDERING
1
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
6
6. Turn the sewing machine on.
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
20
CONTENTS
BOBBIN WINDING / LOWER THREADING
Winding the bobbin
2
4, 5
SETTING UP
3
9
SEWING
7, 8
6
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
3
1
Note
If using fine thread such as cross-wound thread, leave some
space between the spool cap (small) and the spool of thread.
1 Cross-wound thread
2 Spool cap (small)
3 Gap
MAINTENANCE
3
1
2. Place the spool on the spool pin so that the thread unrolls
from the bottom front of the spool. Then, secure the spool
on the spool pin using a spool cap with the size closest to
the spool size.
1 Spool
2 Spool pin
3 Spool cap
EMBROIDERING
2
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1. Plug the machine into the power supply and turn on the
main power switch.
ERROR
MESSAGES
2
SEWING CHART
3. While holding the spool thread with your right hand, use
your left hand to pass the thread through the guides as
shown.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
21
CONTENTS
(a)
1
SETTING UP
4. Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder shaft so that the
spring on the shaft fits into the groove in the top of the
bobbin (a). Then, slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right
(b).
1 Spring on the shaft
2 Groove in the bobbin
2
SEWING
(b)
(a)
UTILITY
STITCHES
5. Wind the thread clockwise around the bobbin four or five
times (a), pass the thread through the slit in the bobbin
winder seat, and then pull it as shown to cut it (b).
1 Bobbin winder seat
(b)
EMBROIDERING
6. Slide the sewing speed controller to its maximum (as far as
possible to the right).
7. Press the start/stop button. The bobbin stops spinning
automatically when it is full.
8. After the bobbin has stopped spinning, press the start/stop
button to stop the machine.
9. Cut the thread, slide the bobbin winder shaft to the left and
then remove the bobbin.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
22
CONTENTS
Installing the bobbin
2
SETTING UP
1. Slide the bobbin cover latch to the right, and then remove
the bobbin cover.
1 Bobbin cover latch
2 Bobbin cover
1
SEWING
2. Insert the bobbin into the shuttle so that the thread unrolls
as shown in the illustration.
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Guide the thread through the groove, then pull the thread
toward you to cut off any excess.
1 Built-in thread cutter
EMBROIDERING
(b)
Note
You can begin sewing without pulling up the bobbin thread.
ERROR
MESSAGES
(a)
MAINTENANCE
4. Reattach the bobbin cover by inserting the left end (a) and
pressing down lightly on the right end so that it snaps into
place (b).
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
23
CONTENTS
UPPER THREADING
Threading the upper thread
SETTING UP
3
4
7
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1. Raise the presser foot lever. (If the presser foot is not
raised, the sewing machine cannot be threaded correctly.)
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
5
2
SEWING
6
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
2. Press the needle position button to raise the needle.
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
3. Place the spool on the spool pin so that the thread unrolls
from the bottom front of the spool. Then, secure the spool
on the spool pin using a spool cap with the size closest to
the spool size.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
24
CONTENTS
Pull the thread firmly into the guide.
Note
Incorrect threading may cause damage.
SETTING UP
4. While holding the spool thread with your right hand, use
your left hand to keep the thread taut while passing it
through the guides as shown.
SEWING
1 Thread take-up lever
4
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
1
7. Pass the thread underneath the presser foot, and then pull
about 2" (5.0 cm) of the upper thread out toward the rear of
the machine.
1 Upper thread
2 2" (5.0 cm)
1
MAINTENANCE
6. Thread the needle manually or using the needle threader.
(Refer to page 26 for more details on using the needle
threader.)
EMBROIDERING
Note
Lowering the presser foot lever engages the auto thread tension
unit, allowing you to pull the thread taut as you continue. Be
sure to raise the presser foot lever before removing the upper
thread, otherwise the auto thread tension unit may be damaged.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
5. Pass the thread through the wire loop, and then lower the
presser foot lever.
1 Wire loop
ERROR
MESSAGES
Note
You can begin sewing without pulling up the bobbin thread.
2
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
25
CONTENTS
Needle threader
5
1
SETTING UP
1. Use your left index finger to lower the needle threader lever
while gently pulling the thread to the left so that it catches on
the large hook.
1 Needle threader lever
2 Large hook
3
2
SEWING
5
2
3. Pull the thread through the guides on each side of the
needle so that the thread catches on the hook that passes
through the eye of the needle.
2 Guides
2
4. While gently holding the thread, raise the needle threader
lever.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Lower the needle threader lever to its lowest position and
check that the thread is held by the large hook and that the
small hook has passed through the eye of the needle.
1 Small hook
EMBROIDERING
5
6. Pass the thread underneath the presser foot, and then pull
about 2" (5.0 cm) of the upper thread out toward the rear of
the machine.
Thread (cotton)
65/9
#30, 50, 60
75/11
#30
90/14
#30
100/16
#20
Note
– The needle threader cannot be used with the needle and
thread combinations shown at the left.
– The needle threader can be used with transparent nylon
thread and any size needle between 90/14 and 100/16.
SEWING CHART
Needle
ERROR
MESSAGES
Note
You can begin sewing without pulling up the bobbin thread.
MAINTENANCE
5. Pull the thread through the eye of the needle out towards
the rear of the machine.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
26
CONTENTS
Pulling up the bobbin thread
At some times, for example when making gathers, you may want to pull up the bobbin thread.
1
2. Remove the bobbin cover, and insert the bobbin into the
shuttle so that the thread unrolls as shown in the illustration.
5
5. Pull about 2" (5.0 cm) of the bobbin thread out toward the
rear of the machine and reattach the bobbin cover.
UTILITY
STITCHES
4. With the bobbin cover still removed, hold the upper thread,
press the needle position button twice, and then pull up the
bobbin thread.
SEWING
3. Guide the thread through the groove, and then leave it there
without cutting it.
1 Bobbin
SETTING UP
1. Raise the presser foot lever.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
Extra spool pin
When embroidering with metallic thread, use the extra spool pin in order to prevent
the thread from twisting as it unrolls from the spool.
3
2
MAINTENANCE
Note
When using metallic thread, we recommend using a 90/14 home sewing machine
needle.
1
ERROR
MESSAGES
1. Insert the extra spool pin onto the end of the bobbin winder shaft.
2. Place the spool felt on the spool pin.
3. Place the spool of thread on the spool pin so that the thread unrolls from the front
of the spool.
4. Thread the upper thread.
1 Insert the extra spool pin onto the end of the bobbin winder shaft.
2 Spool felt
3 Spool of thread
2
3
4
27
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
When using special threads that quickly wind off the spool, place a net over the spool before sewing. Be
sure to cut the net to match the size of the spool.
1 Net
1
2 Spool
4
3 Spool pin
4 Spool cap
SEWING CHART
Net
CONTENTS
FOOT CONTROLLER
1
2
3
Note
– When the foot controller is plugged in, the start/stop button
cannot be used to start or stop sewing.
– The foot controller’s maximum sewing speed is set with the
sewing speed controller.
3. Release the foot controller to stop sewing.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
CAUTION
Do not allow fabric pieces or dust to collect in the foot
controller, otherwise a fire or an electric shock may occur.
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Turn on the sewing machine, and then slowly depress the
foot controller to start sewing.
SEWING
1. With the sewing machine turned off, insert the foot controller
plug into its jack on the machine.
1 Foot controller jack
2 Foot controller plug
3 Foot controller
SETTING UP
This foot controller (model N5V) is designed for use with this
sewing machine (model PC-6500).
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
28
CHAPTER 2
STITCH SELECTION
CONTENTS
SEWING
Selecting a utility stitch
SETTING UP
This sewing machine is equipped with 78 built-in utility stitches.
1. Press the SEWING key.
2. Press the PREV or NEXT key until the
desired stitch is displayed.
SEWING
3. Press the key for the stitch that you wish to
use.
For details on sewing using the selected utility stitch, refer to page 43.
UTILITY
STITCHES
Selecting a stitch with the stitch guide (
)
Example: To select a stitch for sewing a buttonhole on a shirt
1. If the utility stitch screen is not already
displayed, press the SEWING key.
2. Press
.
1 Press this key to display more sewing
applications.
to select the buttonhole stitch for a
SEWING CHART
5. Follow the instructions, and then press the
NEXT key.
ERROR
MESSAGES
4. Press
shirt.
MAINTENANCE
3. Press the BUTTONHOLE key.
EMBROIDERING
1
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
The stitch guide can provide beginning sewers with help in selecting the appropriate stitch for the desired
sewing application. An example of how the stitch guide can be used is shown below.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
29
CONTENTS
UTILITY
STITCHES
8. Follow the instructions, and then press the
NEXT key.
SEWING
7. Follow the instructions, and then press the
NEXT key.
SETTING UP
6. Follow the instructions, and then press the
NEXT key.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
11. Follow the instructions, and then press the
NEXT key.
ERROR
MESSAGES
12. To turn on automatic reverse/reinforcement
SEWING CHART
so that it appears as
To turn on automatic thread cutting, press
so that it appears as
.
.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
stitching, press
30
MAINTENANCE
10. Follow the instructions, and then press the
NEXT key.
EMBROIDERING
9. Follow the instructions, and then press the
NEXT key.
CONTENTS
Stitch width and length reference chart
Stitch width [mm (inch)] Stitch length [mm (inch)]
Stitch width [mm (inch)] Stitch length [mm (inch)]
STITCH
Auto
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
2.5
0.2–5.0
(3/32) (1/128–13/64)
Manual
Straight
(Middle needle position)
–
–
2.5
0.2–5.0
(3/32) (1/128–13/64)
Triple
stretch stitch
[0.0
(0)]
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
2.5
1.5–3.5
(3/32) (15/256–3/32)
Stretch
stitch
1.0
(3/64)
1.0–3.0
(5/128–1/8)
2.5
1.0–4.0
(3/32) (5/128–5/32)
Basting
stitch
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
20
5–30
(25/32) (13/64–1-3/16)
Zigzag
stitch
3.5
(9/64)
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
1.4
(14/256)
Auto
Manual
Auto
5.0
(13/64)
0.0–6.0
(0–15/64)
2.0
0.2–5.0
(5/64) (1/128–13/64)
7.0
(9/32)
3.0–7.0
(1/8–9/32)
0.5
0.3–1.0
(5/256) (3/256–5/128)
Bar tack
2.0
(5/64)
1.0–3.0
(5/128–1/8)
0.4
0.3–1.0
(1/64) (3/256–5/128)
Darning
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
2.0
(5/64)
Tape attaching
4.0
(5/32)
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
1.0
0.2–4.0
(5/128) (1/128–5/32)
7.0
5.0 6.0 7.0
(9/32) (13/64–9/32)
0.0–4.0
(0–5/32)
5.0
1.5–7.0
1.0
0.2–4.0
(13/64) (15/256–9/32) (5/128) (1/128–5/32)
Manual
0.4–2.5
(1/64–3/32)
UTILITY
STITCHES
Manual
[0.0
(0)]
SEWING
Auto
Straight
(Left needle position)
SETTING UP
STITCH
Elastic Zigzag
3.5
(9/64)
Eyelet
7.0
(9/32)
5.0 6.0 7.0
(13/64–9/32)
5.0
2.5–5.0
(13/64) (3/32–13/64)
2.5
1.0–4.0
(3/32) (5/128–5/32)
Button sewing
3.5
(9/64)
2.5–4.5
(3/32–11/64)
–
–
5.0
(13/64)
2.5
0.5–4.0
(3/32) (5/256–5/32)
Appliqué
3.5
(9/64)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
2.5
(3/32)
1.6–2.5
(1/16–3/32)
5.0
3.5–5.0
(13/64) (9/64–13/64)
2.5
1.0–4.0
(3/32) (5/128–5/32)
Scallop
stitch
5.0
2.5–7.0
(13/64) (3/32–9/32)
5.0
(13/64)
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
2.5
0.5–4.0
(3/32) (5/256–5/32)
Smocking
stitch
4.0
(5/32)
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
4.0
1.0–4.0
(5/32) (5/128–5/32)
0.0
(0)
+3 – –3
2.0
1.0–3.5
(5/64) (5/128–9/64)
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
Overcasting
Blind hem
stitch
5.0
3.0–5.0
(13/64) (1/8–13/64)
0.4
0.2–1.0
(1/64) (1/128–5/128)
5.0
3.0–5.0
(13/64) (1/8–313/64)
0.4
0.2–1.0
(1/64) (1/128–5/128)
5.0
3.0–5.0
(13/64) (1/8–13/64)
0.4
0.2–1.0
(1/64) (1/128–5/128)
5.0
2.5–7.0
(13/64) (3/32–9/32)
2.5
1.0–3.5
(3/32) (5/128–9/64)
4.0
(5/32)
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
1.2
0.2–4.0
(3/64) (1/128–5/32)
5.0
(13/64)
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
1.2
0.2–4.0
(3/64) (1/128–5/32)
5.0
(13/64)
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
2.5
(3/32)
2.5–4.0
(3/32–5/32)
Fagoting
5.0
2.5–7.0
(13/64) (3/32–9/32)
Applique
2.5
1.0–3.5
(3/32) (5/128–9/64)
1.5
0.5–3.5
1.4
0.8–4.0
(15/256) (5/256–9/64) (14/256) (1/32–5/32)
Buttonhole
–:
Non-adjustable
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
6.0
3.0–6.0
1.0
0.5–2.0
(15/64) (1/8–15/64) (5/128) (5/256–5/64)
SEWING CHART
0.4
0.2–1.0
(1/64) (1/128–5/128)
5.0
1.5–7.0
1.6
0.2–4.0
(13/64) (15/256–9/32) (1/16) (1/128–5/32)
ERROR
MESSAGES
5.0
3.0–5.0
(13/64) (1/8–13/64)
Patchwork
stitch
0.4
0.1–1.0
(1/64) (1/256–5/128)
MAINTENANCE
2.0
1.0–4.0
(1/16) (5/128–5/32)
EMBROIDERING
2.5–5.0
(3/32–13/64)
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
5.0
1.5–7.0
1.0
0.2–4.0
(13/64) (15/256–9/32) (5/128) (1/128–5/32)
6.0
3.0–6.0
1.5
1.0–3.0
(15/64) (1/8–15/64) (15/256) (5/128–1/8)
31
Stitch width [mm (inch)] Stitch length [mm (inch)]
STITCH
Manual
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
Auto
Manual
0.0
(0)
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0–4.0
(5/128–5/32)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
5.0
1.5–7.0
(13/64) (15/256–9/32)
1.0
0.2–4.0
(5/128) (1/128–5/32)
4.0
(5/32)
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
2.5
(3/32)
1.0–4.0
(5/128–5/32)
4.0
(5/32)
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
3.0
(1/8)
2.0–4.0
(5/64–5/32)
5.5
(7/32)
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0–4.0
(5/128–5/32)
3.5
(9/64)
0.0–7.0
(0–9/32)
1.6
(1/16)
0.2–4.0
(1/128–5/32)
6.0
1.5–7.0
(15/64) (15/256–9/32)
2.5
(3/32)
1.5–4.0
(15/256–5/32)
5.0
(13/64)
2.0–7.0
(5/64–9/32)
1.6
(1/16)
1.0–4.0
(5/128–5/32)
5.0
(13/64)
1.5–7.0
(1/16–9/32)
4.0
(5/32)
1.5–4.0
(15/256–5/32)
3.5
(9/64)
1.5–7.0
(15/256–9/32)
3.0
(1/8)
1.6–4.0
(1/16–5/32)
5.0
(13/64)
3.0–7.0
(1/8–9/32)
3.5
(9/64)
2.0–4.0
(5/64–5/32)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
7.0
(9/32)
2.5–7.0
(3/32–9/32)
0.4
(1/64)
0.1–1.0
(1/160–5/128)
Satin
stitch
SETTING UP
Auto
CONTENTS
Stitch width [mm (inch)] Stitch length [mm (inch)]
STITCH
Decorative
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
32
UTILITY
STITCHES
Satin
stitch
Non-adjustable
SEWING
Heirloom
–:
CONTENTS
STITCH WIDTH & LENGTH
Adjusting the needle position (stitch width)
1. Select a stitch, and then press the STITCH ADJUST key.
SETTING UP
SEWING
2. Adjust the needle position (stitch width).
To move the needle toward the right (increase the stitch
width), press the STITCH WIDTH key
(wider).
To move the needle toward the left (decrease the stitch
width), press the STITCH WIDTH key
(narrower).
The stitch length setting changes each time one of these
keys is pressed.
3. After making the adjustment, press the END key.
Note
2
3
–
The needle position cannot be changed for the straight
stitch (center needle position) (
–
).
1 Needle moved toward the right (wider stitch)
2 Needle positioned in the center (standard stitch width)
3 Needle moved toward the left (narrower stitch)
EMBROIDERING
Adjusting the stitch length
1. Select a stitch, and then press the STITCH ADJUST key.
2
3
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
1 Longer stitch
2 Medium stitch length
3 Shorter stitch
SEWING CHART
Note
– When sewing straight stitches with 4.5 mm or 5.0 mm length
setting on fabric less than 5/128˝ (1.0 mm) thick, the stitch
length automatically adjusts to 5/32˝ (4.0 mm) at the start of
sewing in order to prevent gathering.
– The default stitch length setting for the selected stitch is
highlighted in black.
ERROR
MESSAGES
3. After making the adjustment, press the END key.
MAINTENANCE
2. Adjust the stitch length.
To increase the stitch length, press the STITCH LENGTH
key
(longer).
To decrease the stitch length, press the STITCH LENGTH
key
(shorter).
The stitch length setting changes each time one of these
keys is pressed.
1
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
The default stitch width setting for the selected stitch is
highlighted in black.
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
33
CONTENTS
THREAD TENSION
Correct tension
4
Wrong side of fabric
Bobbin thread
Upper thread
Right side of fabric
Note
Correct tension is important since too much or
too little tension weakens the seams or causes
the fabric to pucker.
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
2
3
4
2
SEWING
3
SETTING UP
The upper thread and the bobbin thread should
cross at about the center of the fabric. If the
thread tension is incorrectly set, flat attractive
stitches will not be sewn or the fabric will pucker.
The thread tension for each stitch is preset to the
most appropriate setting. However, in the
following cases, the thread tension may need
adjustment:
* when using special thread or sewing on
special fabric
* when sewing gathers
* when the preset settings do not give the
desired result
1
Adjusting the upper thread tension
3. After making the adjustment, press the END
key.
Upper thread is too tight:
Note
The default thread tension setting (AUTO) is
highlighted in black.
1 If the upper thread is too tight, locks appear
on the right side of the fabric.
2 Bobbin thread
3 Upper thread
4 Right side of fabric
1
3
2
1
4
34
2
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
3
1 If the upper thread is too loose, locks appear
on the wrong side of the fabric.
2 Bobbin thread
3 Upper thread
4 Wrong side of fabric
SEWING CHART
Upper thread is too loose:
ERROR
MESSAGES
4
MAINTENANCE
The thread tension setting changes each time
one of these keys is pressed.
EMBROIDERING
2. Adjust the thread tension.
To increase the thread tension (tighten the
upper thread), press the THREAD TENSION
key
(stronger).
To decrease the thread tension (loosen the
upper thread), press the THREAD TENSION
key
(weaker).
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1. Select a stitch, and then press the STITCH
ADJUST key.
This sewing machine is equipped with a convenient guide that
displays information and instructions on various operations,
such as bobbin winding, upper threading, and LCD adjustment,
making this machine easy to use.
1
SETTING UP
Example: To display the instructions for installing the
bobbin
CONTENTS
OPERATION
GUIDE
OPERATION GUIDE
1. Press the OPERATION GUIDE key.
1 OPERATION GUIDE key
SEWING
2. Press the SETTING BOBBIN key.
1 Press the NEXT key to display more options.
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
3. Follow the instructions, and then press the NEXT key.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
4. Follow the instructions, and then press the NEXT key.
MAINTENANCE
5. Follow the instructions, and then press the END key.
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
35
Before sewing, turn on automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching to sew reverse stitches (stitches sewn in
the reverse direction when sewing straight stitches) or reinforcement stitches (three stitches sewn on top of
each other when sewing stitches other than straight stitches) automatically at both the beginning and the
end of the stitching to secure it.
1. Select a stitch.
2
MAINTENANCE
4. When the end of the stitching is reached,
press the reverse/reinforcement stitch button
to sew reverse/reinforcement stitches and
stop sewing.
2 Reverse/reinforcement stitches are sewn,
and then sewing stops automatically.
EMBROIDERING
Note
If the start/stop button had been pressed to
pause sewing, the beginning reverse/
reinforcement stitches are not sewn.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1
3. Press the start/stop button.
1 Reverse/reinforcement stitches are sewn,
and then sewing starts.
UTILITY
STITCHES
Note
– Be sure to place the edge of the fabric at least
3 to 4 stitch lengths behind the presser foot so
that the reverse/reinforcement stitches can be
sewn.
– Pressing
so that it changes back to
turns off automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching.
SEWING
2. Turn on automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching by pressing
so that it appears as
.
1 Automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching
turned on
SETTING UP
1
CONTENTS
AUTOMATIC REVERSE/REINFORCEMENT STITCHING
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
36
Before sewing, turn on automatic thread cutting to cut the threads automatically at the end of sewing. This
function is convenient when sewing buttonholes and bar tacks.
1. Select a stitch.
1
SEWING
Note
– Automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching
must also be used when automatic thread
cutting is turned on.
– Pressing
so that it changes back to
turns off automatic thread cutting.
SETTING UP
2. Turn on automatic thread cutting by pressing
so that it appears as
.
1 Automatic thread cutting turned on
CONTENTS
AUTOMATIC THREAD CUTTING
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
MAINTENANCE
2
4. When the end of the stitching is reached,
press the reverse/reinforcement stitch button
to sew reverse/reinforcement stitches, stop
sewing, and cut the threads.
2 Reverse/reinforcement stitches are sewn,
sewing stops, and then the threads are cut
automatically.
EMBROIDERING
Note
If the start/stop button had been pressed to pause
sewing, the beginning reverse/reinforcement
stitches are not sewn.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Press the start/stop button.
1 Reverse/reinforcement stitches are sewn,
and then sewing starts.
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
37
Sewing using the straight stitch (left needle position)
5
1
2
SEWING
6
4
SETTING UP
3
8
7
CAUTION
– Be aware of the needle location
at all times while sewing, and
keep your hands away from all
moving parts such as the
needle, balance wheel and
thread take-up lever, otherwise
injuries may occur.
– Do not pull or push the fabric
too hard while sewing, otherwise
injuries may occur.
– Never use bent needles. They
can easily break, which could
result in injury.
CONTENTS
BASIC SEWING
UTILITY
STITCHES
5
MAINTENANCE
5
EMBROIDERING
6 7
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
23 4
1
1. When the sewing machine is turned on, the straight stitch
(left needle position) is automatically selected.
1 Attach the presser foot indicated by the code that is
displayed.
2 Press this key before sewing with the optional side cutter
installed.
3 Press this key before you start sewing to automatically
sew reverse or reinforcement stitches at the beginning
and end of stitching. (Refer to page 36 for more details.)
4 Press this key before you start sewing to automatically
cut the threads after sewing. (Refer to page 37 for more
details.)
5 Press this key to display a stitch guide, which will help
you select the best stitch for your specific need.
6 Press this key to display the previous page.
7 Press this key to display the next page.
2. Place the fabric under the presser foot.
SEWING CHART
Note
– You can begin sewing without pulling up the bobbin thread.
– Be sure to place the edge of the fabric at least 3 to 4 stitch
lengths behind the presser foot so that the
reverse/reinforcement stitches can be sewn.
ERROR
MESSAGES
3. While holding the thread end and the fabric with your left
hand, turn the balance wheel toward you with your right
hand to lower the needle to the starting point of the stitching.
1 Upper thread
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
38
CONTENTS
3
3
5
5. Press the reverse/reinforcement stitch button to sew reverse
stitches, and then press the start/stop button. The machine
starts sewing at slow speed.
Note
– To pause sewing in order to turn or adjust the fabric, press
the start/stop button. To restart sewing, press the start/stop
button again.
– If automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching is turned on
before you start sewing, pressing just the start/stop button
automatically sews reverse/reinforcement stitches before
sewing.
SEWING
1
4. Lower the presser foot lever.
SETTING UP
5
UTILITY
STITCHES
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
6. Adjust the sewing speed using either the sewing speed
controller or the foot controller.
EMBROIDERING
5
7. When the end of the stitching is reached, press the
reverse/reinforcement stitch button to sew reverse stitches
and stop the machine.
MAINTENANCE
3
ERROR
MESSAGES
39
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
Note
– Cut thick thread (thicker than #30) with the cutter on the side
of the machine as shown.
– If automatic thread cutting and automatic reverse/
reinforcement stitching are turned on before you start
sewing, pressing the reverse/reinforcement stitch button at
the end of the stitching automatically sews reverse/
reinforcement stitches, trims the threads and stops the
machine.
SEWING CHART
8. Press the thread cutter button to cut the threads.
CONTENTS
USEFUL SEWING SKILLS
Sewing corners
6
SETTING UP
When you reach the corner, leave the needle in the fabric, raise
the presser foot lever, and then turn the fabric. Lower the
presser foot lever and continue sewing.
SEWING
For stitches that are shorter than 13/64" (5.0 mm):
UTILITY
STITCHES
Before you begin sewing, baste the corner. After turning the
fabric at the corner, continue sewing while pulling the basting
thread out toward the back.
6
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Sewing thick seams
EMBROIDERING
If the presser foot angles up as it approaches a thick seam,
leave the needle in the fabric and raise the presser foot lever.
After levelling off the sewing area by placing a piece of folded
fabric or cardboard under the back of the presser foot, lower the
presser foot lever and continue sewing.
MAINTENANCE
Sewing curves
5
Sewing a curve with a straight stitch
Sew slowly while keeping the seam parallel with the fabric edge
as you guide the fabric around the curve.
ERROR
MESSAGES
3
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
40
CONTENTS
5
SEWING
Note
For sharp corners, temporarily stop sewing while keeping the
needle in the material, raise the presser foot lever, and then
carefully turn the fabric while keeping the fabric edge aligned
with the side of the presser foot. Lower the presser foot lever
and continue sewing.
SETTING UP
Sewing a curve with a zigzag stitch
Select a short stitch length in order to obtain a fine stitch and
sew slowly while keeping the seam parallel with the fabric edge
as you guide the fabric around the curve.
Sewing thick fabric
UTILITY
STITCHES
1. Raise the presser foot lever, and then raise it even higher so
thicker fabrics can be placed under the presser foot.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
2. If the fabric does not feed at the beginning of sewing, place
a piece of folded fabric or cardboard under the back of the
presser foot to raise it.
MAINTENANCE
Sewing thin fabric
Place thin paper or stabilizer material under the fabric before
sewing.
ERROR
MESSAGES
5
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
41
SETTING UP
SEWING
UTILITY
STITCHES
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
42
Align the edge of the material with a line on the needle plate to
sew even seam allowances.
35
25
15
CONTENTS
Using the needle plate
CHAPTER 3
BASIC STITCHING
2
3
1 Straight (Left) [straight stitch (left needle position)]: for
normal sewing
2 Straight (Mid) [straight stitch (center needle position)]: for
normal sewing
3 Triple stretch stitch: for reinforced stitching
4 Stretch stitch: for sewing stretch fabric
4
SETTING UP
1
J
CONTENTS
UTILITY STITCHES
1. Baste or pin together the fabric pieces before sewing, attach
presser foot J, and lower the presser foot lever.
5
3. Slow down the sewing speed near the end of the stitching,
and then press the reverse/reinforcement stitch button to
sew reverse/reinforcement stitches and stop the machine.
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STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
5
UTILITY
STITCHES
Note
– Be sure to place the edge of the fabric at least 3 to 4 stitch
lengths behind the presser foot so that the reverse/
reinforcement stitches can be sewn.
– If automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching is turned on
before you start sewing, pressing just the start/stop button
automatically sews reverse/reinforcement stitches before
sewing.
SEWING
2. Press the reverse/reinforcement stitch button to sew
reverse/reinforcement stitches, and then press the start/stop
button to continue sewing.
1 Reverse stitches at beginning
EMBROIDERING
4. Press the thread cutter button to cut the threads.
MAINTENANCE
Note
If automatic thread cutting and automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching are turned on before you start sewing, pressing the
reverse/reinforcement stitch button at the end of the stitching
automatically sews reverse/reinforcement stitches, trims the
threads and stops the machine.
ERROR
MESSAGES
Reinforced stitching of stretch fabric
stretch stitch (
or
).
1 Basting
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Note
Do not pull the fabric while sewing.
6
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Baste the fabric beforehand and sew along the basting using a
5
1
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J
1 Straight (Left) [straight stitch (left needle position)]
CONTENTS
DART SEWING
1
1
2
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3. Insert the ends of the thread into the dart using a needle.
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Press the start/stop button to stop stitching without sewing
reverse stitches at the end of the seam, cut the threads,
leaving about 2" (5.0 cm) of thread on the ends, and then tie
the two threads together at each end.
SEWING
Note
If automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching is turned on before
you start sewing, pressing just the start/stop button
automatically sews reverse stitches before sewing.
SETTING UP
3
1. Attach presser foot J. Then, after sewing reverse stitches at
the beginning of the dart, sew from the wide end to the
narrow end without stretching the fabric.
1 Right side of fabric
2 Wrong side of fabric
3 Basting
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
4. Iron the dart to one side so that it lays flat.
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
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CONTENTS
GATHERING
J
Create gathers on the waists of skirts or on shirt sleeves.
1 Straight (Left) [straight stitch (left needle position)]
1. Set the stitch length to 5/32" (4.0 mm) and select a weak
thread tension.
1
MAINTENANCE
4. Pull the bobbin threads to obtain the desired amount of
gather, and then tie the thread ends together.
EMBROIDERING
3. Turn off automatic thread cutting and automatic
reverse/reinforcement stitching, sew two rows of straight
stitches parallel to the seamline, and then remove the fabric
from the machine, leaving about 2” (5.0 cm) of thread on the
ends.
1 Seamline
2 3/8" to 1/2" (1.0 to 1.5 cm)
3 About 2" (5.0 cm)
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STITCH DESIGNS)
2
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Attach presser foot J, and pull out about 2" (5.0 cm) of both
the upper and bobbin threads.
1 Upper thread
2 Bobbin thread
3 About 2" (5.0 cm)
SEWING
Note
If you pressed
then GATHERING, the stitch length
automatically adjusts to 5/32" (4.0 mm) and a weak thread
tension is automatically selected.
SETTING UP
1
ERROR
MESSAGES
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5. Smooth the gathers by ironing them.
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I
1 Straight (Mid) [straight stitch (center needle position)]
CONTENTS
ZIPPER INSERTING (CENTER AND SIDE APPLICATIONS)
1
3
SEWING
1. Attach presser foot J, sew straight stitches up to the zipper
opening, and then sew reverse stitches. Then, select a
basting stitch and continue sewing to the edge of the fabric.
1 End of zipper opening
2 Reverse stitches
3 Basting stitch
4 Wrong side of fabric
SETTING UP
Inserting a centered zipper
2
(presser
foot I). The thread tension automatically adjusts for presser
EMBROIDERING
[Straight (Mid)], and then press
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3. Press
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Press open the seam allowance, and then use the basting
stitch to baste the zipper in place.
1 Zipper
2 Basting
3 Wrong side of fabric
foot I.
4. Attach the presser foot holder to the right pin of presser foot
I, and topstitch around the zipper 25/64" (1.0 cm) from the
edge of the pressed edge.
1 Presser foot holder attached to right pin of presser foot I
2 Right side of fabric
ERROR
MESSAGES
5
MAINTENANCE
3
Note
If you pressed
then ZIPPER INSERTION, the thread
tension is automatically adjusted.
SEWING CHART
5. Remove the basting.
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CONTENTS
Inserting a side zipper
SETTING UP
1. Attach presser foot J, sew straight stitches up to the zipper
opening, and then sew reverse stitches. Then, select a
basting stitch and continue sewing to the edge of the fabric.
1 End of zipper opening
2 Reverse stitches
3 Basting stitch
4 Wrong side of fabric
SEWING
4
[Straight (Mid)], and then press
(presser
foot I.
ERROR
MESSAGES
I
Note
If automatic thread cutting and automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching are turned on before you start sewing, pressing just the
start/stop button automatically sews reverse stitches before
sewing. In addition, pressing the reverse/reinforcement stitch
button at the end of the stitching automatically sews reverse
stitches, trims the threads and stops the machine.
MAINTENANCE
4. Attach the presser foot holder to the left pin of presser foot I,
open the zipper, and then sew the bottom layer to the zipper
from the top to base of the zipper.
EMBROIDERING
foot I). The thread tension automatically adjusts for presser
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3. Select
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Press open the seam allowance and align the pressed edge
with the zipper teeth, leaving 1/8" (3.0 mm) of space for the
stitching.
1 Wrong side of fabric
2 Leave 1/8" (3.0 mm) for stitching
3 Zipper teeth
4 Zipper pull tab
5 Zipper opening (base of zipper)
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CONTENTS
SETTING UP
5. Close the zipper, turn over the fabric, and then sew the
other side of the zipper to the fabric.
1 Wrong side of fabric
SEWING
I
7. Stop the machine with the needle in the fabric, raise the
presser foot lever, and then remove the basting stitches.
1 Right side of fabric
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STITCH DESIGNS)
8. Move the zipper pull tab out of the way and continue sewing
to the edge of the fabric.
1 Right side of fabric
UTILITY
STITCHES
6. Turn the fabric over so that the right side of the fabric faces
up, sew a straight stitch across the bottom of the zipper and
along the left side to about 13/64" (5.0 cm) from the edge of
the fabric.
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
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CONTENTS
PINTUCK SEWING
I
1 Straight (Mid) [straight stitch (center needle position)]
1
SETTING UP
1. Mark the positions of the folds on the wrong side of the
fabric.
1 Wrong side of fabric
SEWING
2. Fold over the fabric and iron only along the folds.
1 Right side of fabric
UTILITY
STITCHES
[Straight (Mid)], and then press
(presser
foot I). The thread tension automatically adjusts for presser
Note
If you pressed
automatically adjusted.
4. Attach the presser foot holder to the right pin of presser foot
I, and sew a straight stitch along each fold.
1 Width of pintuck
2 Wrong side of fabric
3 Right side of fabric
MAINTENANCE
Note
If automatic thread cutting and automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching are turned on before you start sewing, pressing just the
start/stop button automatically sews reverse stitches before
sewing. In addition, pressing the reverse/reinforcement stitch
button at the end of the stitching automatically sews reverse
stitches, trims the threads and stops the machine.
ERROR
MESSAGES
I
then PINTUCK, the thread tension is
EMBROIDERING
foot I.
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3. Press
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5. Iron the folds toward the same direction.
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J
Sew flat-fell seams to reinforce seams and for neatly finishing edges.
CONTENTS
FLAT-FELL SEAM SEWING
1 Straight (Mid) [straight stitch (center needle position)]
1. Attach presser foot J, sew the seam, and then cut off half of
the seam allowance from the one that will lie flat.
1 About 15/32" (1.2 cm)
2 Wrong side of fabric
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Spread out the fabric along the seamline.
1 Seamline
2 Wrong side of fabric
SEWING
Note
If automatic thread cutting and automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching are turned on before you start sewing, pressing just the
start/stop button automatically sews reverse stitches before
sewing. In addition, pressing the reverse/reinforcement stitch
button at the end of the stitching automatically sews reverse
stitches, trims the threads and stops the machine.
SETTING UP
1
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STITCH DESIGNS)
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
4. Fold the longer seam allowance around the more narrow
one, and sew the edge of the fold so that the seam appears
as shown.
1 Wrong side of fabric
2 Right side of fabric
EMBROIDERING
3. Iron both seam allowances toward the more narrow (cut)
one.
1 Wrong side of fabric
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CONTENTS
BASTING
J
1 Basting stitch
1
2. Press the reverse/reinforcement button to sew
reinforcement stitches at the beginning of the basting.
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
SEWING
Note
– If you will not sew reinforcement stitches, raise the presser
foot lever, hold the end of the upper thread, and then turn
the balance wheel toward you with your right hand to pull up
the bobbin thread. Pull about 2" (5.0 cm) of both the upper
and lower threads out toward the rear of the machine.
– The length of one stitch can be set between 13/64" and 13/16" (5.0 and 30.0 mm).
SETTING UP
1. Attach presser foot J and lower the presser foot lever.
1 Between 13/64" and 1-3/16" (5.0 and 30.0 mm)
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3. Sew while keeping the fabric pulled tight.
4. End the basting with reinforcement stitches.
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
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J
1 Zigzag stitch: for normal zigzag sewing
2 Elastic zigzag: for sewing stretch fabric
3 Elastic zigzag: for sewing stretch fabric
1
2
CONTENTS
ZIGZAG STITCHING
3
SETTING UP
Overcasting with a zigzag stitch
Sew the overcasting along the edge of the fabric with the
needle dropping off the edge of the fabric at the right.
1 Needle drop point
5
SEWING
UTILITY
STITCHES
5
EMBROIDERING
Before sewing an appliqué, attach it to the fabric either with
adhesive or by basting it. Sew the zigzag stitch so that the
needle drops off the edge of the appliqué.
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STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Appliqué sewing with a zigzag stitch
MAINTENANCE
5
SEWING CHART
Fold over the desired width of the top fabric and position it over
the lower fabric. Then, sew the zigzag stitch so that the stitching
bridges both pieces of fabric.
1 Upper fabric
2 Lower fabric
ERROR
MESSAGES
Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching
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52
2
3
4
Utility stitches that display
side cutter, refer to page 16.
,
can be sewn using the side cutter. For details on installing and using the
or
5
G
G
or
MAINTENANCE
,
EMBROIDERING
CAUTION
After the stitch width is adjusted, turn the balance wheel
toward you by hand and check that the needle does not
touch the presser foot. If the needle hits the presser foot
and breaks, injuries may occur.
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STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1
Note
If automatic thread cutting and automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching are turned on before you start sewing, pressing just the
start/stop button automatically sews reinforcement stitches
before sewing. In addition, pressing the reverse/reinforcement
stitch button at the end of the stitching automatically sews
reinforcement stitches, trims the threads and stops the
machine.
UTILITY
STITCHES
Attach presser foot G, lower the presser foot lever, and then
sew the overcasting with the fabric edge against the guide of
presser foot G.
1 Guide
6
Sewing with
6
Overcasting
1 for sewing thin and medium weight fabrics
2 for sewing thick fabrics
3 for sewing thick and medium weight stretch
fabrics
4 for sewing mediumweight stretch fabrics
5 for sewing stretch fabrics
6 for sewing stretch fabrics
SEWING
Sewing with
5
J
SETTING UP
1
G
CONTENTS
OVERCASTING
J
Attach presser foot J, and check that the needle drops slightly
off the edge of the fabric before sewing.
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
Note
If automatic thread cutting and automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching are turned on before you start sewing, pressing just the
start/stop button automatically sews reinforcement stitches
before sewing. In addition, pressing the reverse/reinforcement
stitch button at the end of the stitching automatically sews
reinforcement stitches, trims the threads and stops the
machine.
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IN MACHINE)
53
R
Blind hem stitch
1 for sewing fabric other than stretch fabric
2 for sewing stretch fabric
2
1
1
4
4
3. With the STITCH WIDTH keys, adjust the
needle position so that the needle slightly
catches the fold of the hem, and then sew the
fabric.
1 Needle drop point
EMBROIDERING
ERROR
MESSAGES
4. Turn over the fabric and remove the basting
stitch.
1 Wrong side of fabric
2 Right side of fabric
MAINTENANCE
Note
If automatic thread cutting and automatic
reverse/reinforcement stitching are turned on
before you start sewing, pressing just the
start/stop
button
automatically
sews
reinforcement stitches before sewing. In addition,
pressing the reverse/reinforcement stitch button
at the end of the stitching automatically sews
reinforcement stitches, trims the threads and
stops the machine.
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STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
2. Attach blind hem foot R, lower the presser
foot lever, and position the fabric under the
presser foot so that the edge of the folded
hem touches the guide of the presser foot.
1 Guide
2 Folded hem
UTILITY
STITCHES
R
SEWING
1
1. Fold the fabric and baste it as illustrated.
Then, fold the fabric once again as shown.
1 3/16" (0.5 cm)
2 Right side of fabric
3 Wrong side of fabric
4 Basting stitch
SETTING UP
1
CONTENTS
BLIND HEM STITCHING
SEWING CHART
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(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
54
CONTENTS
Adjusting the needle position
SETTING UP
Press the STITCH ADJUST key, and then use
the STITCH WIDTH keys
and
to
adjust the needle position so that the needle
slightly catches the fold of the hem.
SEWING
UTILITY
STITCHES
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
If the needle does not catch enough of the hem
fold, press the STITCH WIDTH key
to move
the needle closer to the fold.
1 Wrong side of fabric
2 Right side of fabric
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STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
If the needle catches too much of the hem fold,
press the STITCH WIDTH key
to move the
needle away from the fold.
1 Wrong side of fabric
2 Right side of fabric
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Buttonhole
1 for thin and medium weight
fabrics (horizontal holes)
2 for jeans and trousers
3 for thick coats
4 for thin or medium weight
fabrics
5 for stretch fabric with
coarse weaves
6 for stretch fabrics
7 for making a bound
buttonhole
8 for suits and overcoats
9 for jeans and trousers
0 for thick coats
SETTING UP
1
A
CONTENTS
BUTTONHOLE STITCHING
1. Mark the position and length of the buttonhole on the fabric.
–
Thick thread (#30) cannot be used when sewing with
UTILITY
STITCHES
and
.
3. Pull out the button guide plate and insert the button that will
be put through the buttonhole.
1 Button guide plate
5
A
A
ERROR
MESSAGES
3
5. Position the fabric under the buttonhole foot so that the red
marks on the sides of the buttonhole foot align with the front
end of the buttonhole marking and the red mark on the front
of the foot is centered in the marking.
1 Mark on fabric indicating position of buttonhole
2 Red marks on buttonhole foot
MAINTENANCE
Note
If the buttonhole foot is not slid back as far as possible, the
buttonhole will not be sewn with the correct size.
EMBROIDERING
1
4. Slide the outside frame of the buttonhole foot
backward as far as possible as shown in the
illustration at the left, making sure that there is
no gap behind the part of the foot marked “A”.
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STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
2. Attach buttonhole foot A and lower the presser foot lever,
making sure that the upper thread passes underneath the
buttonhole foot.
5
SEWING
Note
– The maximum buttonhole length is 1-3/16" (3 cm) (diameter
+ thickness of the button).
5
2
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PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
1
SEWING CHART
6. Lower the buttonhole lever so that it is positioned behind the
metal bracket on the buttonhole foot.
1 Buttonhole lever
2 Metal bracket on the buttonhole foot
CONTENTS
3
SEWING
Note
– If automatic thread cutting is turned on before you start
sewing, both threads are automatically cut after the
reinforcement stitches are sewn.
– If the fabric does not feed (for example, because it is too
thick), press the STITCH LENGTH key
to increase the
stitch length.
SETTING UP
5
7. Gently hold the end of the upper thread, and then start
sewing. Feed the fabric carefully by hand while the
buttonhole is sewn. Once sewing is completed, the machine
automatically sews reinforcement stitches, and then stops.
6. Cut open the buttonhole.
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STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
For keyhole buttonholes:
Use the eyelet punch to make a hole in the rounded end of the
buttonhole. Then, insert a pin along the inside of one of the bar
tacks, insert a seam ripper into the hole made with the eyelet
punch, and cut towards the pin.
1 Eyelet punch
2 Pin
UTILITY
STITCHES
For normal buttonholes and rounded buttonholes:
Insert a pin along the inside of one of the bar tacks, and then
insert the seam ripper into the center of the buttonhole and cut
towards the pin.
1 Pin
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
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CONTENTS
Sewing order of buttonholes
1
SETTING UP
1
SEWING
1
5
When sewing on stretch fabric with
, sew the buttonhole
1. Hook the gimp thread onto the front end of presser foot A so
that it fits into the grooves, and then temporarily tie it there.
5
2. Lower the presser foot lever and start sewing.
Note
Set the stitch width to the width of the gimp thread.
MAINTENANCE
3
EMBROIDERING
stitches over a gimp thread.
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STITCH DESIGNS)
Sewing stretch fabrics
UTILITY
STITCHES
1 Reinforcement stitches
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
3. Once sewing is completed, gently pull the gimp thread to
remove any slack, and trim off any excess.
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CONTENTS
Odd-shaped buttons that do not fit into the button guide plate
3
1
4
Example: For a button with a diameter of
19/32" (1.5 cm) and a thickness of
25/64" (1.0 cm), the scale should be
set at 1" (2.5 cm)
1
2
3
4
5
6
5
6
SEWING
2
SETTING UP
Add together the button diameter and its
thickness, and then set the plate to the calculated
value.
Thickness [25/64" (1.0 cm)]
Diameter [19/32" (1.5 cm)]
Button guide plate
Scale
Diameter + thickness [1" (2.5 cm)]
13/64" (0.5 cm)
UTILITY
STITCHES
2
3
MAINTENANCE
Adjusting the stitch length of the buttonhole
2
3
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PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
Note
If the fabric does not feed (for example, because it is too thick),
press the STITCH LENGTH key
to increase the stitch
length.
SEWING CHART
Press the STITCH ADJUST key, and then use the STITCH
LENGTH keys
and
to adjust the stitch length of the
bar tacks.
1 Pressing STITCH LENGTH key
lengthens the bar tack
stitch length.
2 Standard buttonhole stitch length
3 Pressing STITCH LENGTH key
shortens the bar tack
stitch length.
ERROR
MESSAGES
1
EMBROIDERING
1
Press the STITCH ADJUST key, and then use the STITCH
WIDTH keys
and
to adjust the width of the
buttonhole.
1 Pressing STITCH WIDTH key
increases the width of
the buttonhole.
2 Standard buttonhole width
3 Pressing STITCH WIDTH key
decreases the width of
the buttonhole.
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STITCHTM
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STITCH DESIGNS)
Adjusting the buttonhole width
A
Use bar tacks to reinforce points that will be subject to strain, such as pocket corners, belt loops, or the
tops of pleats.
CONTENTS
BAR TACK STITCHING
1 Bar tack
1
3
Note
Bar tacks can be between 13/64" and 1-3/16" (0.5 and 3.0 cm)
long, however, the normal bar tack length is between 13/64"
and 25/64" (0.5 and 1.0 cm).
2
5
2. Position the pocket as shown with the top of the pocket
facing you and lower the presser foot lever, making sure that
the upper thread passes underneath the buttonhole foot.
A
Note
If the buttonhole foot is not slid back as far as possible, the bar
tack will not be sewn with the correct size.
EMBROIDERING
4. Check that the needle drops at the corner of the pocket, and
then move the pocket back 5/64" (2.0 mm).
1 5/64" (2.0 mm)
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STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Slide the outside frame of the buttonhole foot
backward as far as possible as shown in the
illustration at the left, making sure that there is
no gap behind the part of the foot marked “A”.
UTILITY
STITCHES
3
SEWING
1. After attaching the pocket according to the pattern’s
instructions, attach buttonhole foot A and set the scale to
the desired length of the bar tack.
1 Scale
2 13/64" (0.5 cm)
3 Length of bar tack
SETTING UP
1
MAINTENANCE
5. Lower the buttonhole lever so that it is positioned behind the
metal bracket on the buttonhole foot.
1 Buttonhole lever
2 Metal bracket on the buttonhole foot
ERROR
MESSAGES
3
5
SEWING CHART
2
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1
CONTENTS
5
6. Gently hold the end of the upper thread, and then press the
start/stop button to start the machine. Once sewing is
completed, the machine automatically sews reinforcement
stitches, and then stops.
SEWING
Note
– If automatic thread cutting is turned on before you start
sewing, both threads are automatically cut after the
reinforcement stitches are sewn.
– If the fabric does not feed (for example, because it is too
thick), press the STITCH LENGTH key
to increase the
stitch length.
SETTING UP
3
Sewing bar tacks on thick fabrics
Press the STITCH ADJUST key, and then use the STITCH
WIDTH keys
and
to adjust the width of the bar tack.
2
3
1 Pressing STITCH WIDTH key
the bar tack.
2 Standard bar tack width
3 Pressing STITCH WIDTH key
the bar tack.
increases the width of
decreases the width of
2
3
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PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
Note
If the fabric does not feed (for example, because it is too thick),
press the STITCH LENGTH key
to increase the stitch
length.
SEWING CHART
1
Press the STITCH ADJUST key, and then use the STITCH
LENGTH keys
and
to adjust the stitch length of the
bar tack.
1 Pressing STITCH LENGTH key
lengthens the bar tack
stitch length.
2 Standard bar tack stitch length
3 Pressing STITCH LENGTH key
shortens the bar tack
stitch length.
ERROR
MESSAGES
Adjusting the stitch length of the bar tack
MAINTENANCE
1
EMBROIDERING
Adjusting the bar tack width
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STITCH DESIGNS)
2
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
Place a piece of folded fabric or cardboard beside the fabric
being sewn to level off the buttonhole foot and allow for easier
feeding.
1 Buttonhole foot
2 Folded fabric or cardboard
A
Darning
1 for medium weight fabric
2 for thick fabric
2
1
3
Note
The maximum length of the darning is 1-3/16” (3.0 cm).
2
5
2. Check that the needle drops at the desired position and
lower the presser foot lever, making sure that the upper
thread passes underneath the buttonhole foot.
A
3
5
4. Lower the buttonhole lever so that it is positioned behind the
metal bracket on the buttonhole foot.
1 Buttonhole lever
2 Metal bracket on the buttonhole foot
EMBROIDERING
Note
If the buttonhole foot is not slid back as far as possible, the
darning will not be sewn with the correct size.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Slide the outside frame of the buttonhole foot
backward as far as possible as shown in the
illustration at the left, making sure that there is
no gap behind the part of the foot marked “A”.
UTILITY
STITCHES
3
SEWING
1. Attach buttonhole foot A and set the scale to the desired
length of the darning.
1 Scale
2 13/64" (0.5 cm)
3 Length of darning
SETTING UP
1
CONTENTS
DARNING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
1
2
3
62
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
Note
If automatic thread cutting is turned on before you start sewing,
both threads are automatically cut after the reinforcement
stitches are sewn.
SEWING CHART
5
5. Gently hold the end of the upper thread, and then press the
start/stop button to start the machine. Once sewing is
completed, the machine automatically sews reinforcement
stitches, and then stops.
CONTENTS
Adjusting the darning width
2
3
SETTING UP
1
SEWING
Press the STITCH ADJUST key, and then use
the STITCH WIDTH keys
and
to
adjust the width of the darning.
1 Pressing STITCH WIDTH key
increases
the width of the darning.
2 Standard darning width
3 Pressing STITCH WIDTH key
decreases
the width of the darning.
Adjusting the stitch length of the darning
2
3
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
Note
If the fabric does not feed (for example, because
it is too thick), press the STITCH LENGTH key
to increase the stitch length.
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
Press the STITCH ADJUST key, and then use
the STITCH LENGTH keys
and
to
adjust the stitch length of the darning.
1 Pressing STITCH LENGTH key
lengthens the darning stitch length (makes it
less dense).
2 Standard darning stitch length
3 Pressing STITCH LENGTH key
shortens
the darning stitch length (makes it more
dense).
MAINTENANCE
Darning stitch cycle
1
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
1 Reinforcement stitches
63
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
1
J
Use this stitch to attach tape to thin or medium weight fabric.
CONTENTS
TAPE ATTACHING
1 Tape attaching
2 Elastic zigzag
2
1. Attach presser foot J, press
[Straight (Left)], set the
SETTING UP
1
stitch length to 5/32" (4.0 mm) and select a weak thread
tension.
UTILITY
STITCHES
3. Place the tape on top of the seam that you have just sewn
and secure it with pins.
SEWING
2. Pull up the bobbin thread (See page 27 for details.), turn off
automatic thread cutting and automatic reverse/
reinforcement stitching, sew a straight stitch, and then pull
the bobbin thread to obtain the desired amount of gather.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
or
and sew along the top of the tape.
EMBROIDERING
4. Press
MAINTENANCE
5. Pull out the straight stitch threads.
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
64
CONTENTS
EYELET STITCHING
N
Use this stitch for making eyelets, such as on belts.
1 Eyelet
1. Press the STITCH ADJUST key, and then select the eyelet
SETTING UP
1
size.
SEWING
UTILITY
STITCHES
L
M
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
L (large): 9/32" (7.0 mm)
M (medium): 15/64" (6.0 mm)
S (small): 13/64" (5.0 mm)
S
EMBROIDERING
(Shown in actual size.)
2. Attach presser foot N.
4. Make a hole in the center with an eyelet punch.
ERROR
MESSAGES
Note
If automatic thread cutting is turned on before you start sewing,
both threads are automatically cut after the reinforcement
stitches are sewn.
MAINTENANCE
3. Check that the needle drops at the desired position, lower
the presser foot lever, and then start sewing. Once sewing
is completed, the machine automatically sews reinforcement
stitches, and then stops.
1 Needle drop point
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
65
Use this stitch to attach buttons.
CONTENTS
M
BUTTON SEWING
1 Button sewing
SETTING UP
1
Attaching two-hole buttons
SEWING
1. Raise the presser foot lever and slide the feed dog position
switch to the right to lower the feed dogs.
1 Feed dog position switch
1
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Attach button sewing foot M, place the button into the
presser foot, and then lower the presser foot lever.
5. Remove the fabric, leaving plenty of thread on the ends
Note
Remember to return the feed dogs to their original position.
SEWING CHART
6. From the wrong side of the fabric, pull the end of the bobbin
thread to pull the upper thread through to the wrong side of
the fabric. Tie the two thread ends together and cut the
threads.
ERROR
MESSAGES
Note
– To adjust the stitch width, press the STITCH ADJUST key,
and then use the STITCH WIDTH keys
and
to
adjust the stitch width to the distance between the button
holes.
– If extra strength is needed to secure the button, perform the
button sewing operation again.
MAINTENANCE
6
EMBROIDERING
4. Gently hold the end of the upper thread, turn the balance
wheel to check that the needle correctly goes into each hole
in the button, and then start sewing. Once sewing is
completed, the machine automatically stops.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Turn off automatic thread cutting.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
66
CONTENTS
Attaching four-hole buttons
SETTING UP
First, sew the two holes which are closest to you. Once they
have been sewn, raise the presser foot lever, move the fabric
so that the needle goes into the next two holes, and then sew
them in the same way.
SEWING
UTILITY
STITCHES
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Attaching a shank to the button
1. Pull the shank lever toward you before sewing.
1 Shank lever
2. After sewing is completed, remove the fabric from the
sewing machine.
EMBROIDERING
6
1
ERROR
MESSAGES
4. Tie the ends of the bobbin thread together from the wrong
side of the fabric.
MAINTENANCE
3. Pull the two ends of the upper thread between the button
and the fabric, wind them around the shank, and then tie
them firmly together.
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
67
J
1 Zigzag stitch
2 Appliqué
1
CONTENTS
APPLIQUÉ STITCHING
2
2. Raise the presser foot lever, and then turn the fabric as
needed to change the sewing direction.
ERROR
MESSAGES
1. Stop the machine with the needle positioned outside the
appliqué.
MAINTENANCE
Sewing around corners of the appliqué
EMBROIDERING
3. Sew reinforcement stitches to finish sewing.
1 Appliqué
2 Needle drop point
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Note
If automatic thread cutting and automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching are turned on before you start sewing, pressing just the
start/stop button automatically sews reinforcement stitches
before sewing. In addition, pressing the reverse/reinforcement
stitch button at the end of the stitching automatically sews
reinforcement stitches, trims the threads and stops the
machine.
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Attach presser foot J, and check that the needle drops
slightly off the edge of the appliqué before starting to sew.
1 Appliqué
SEWING
Note
The appliqué should be attached with fabric glue or a basting
stitch so that it will not move during sewing.
SETTING UP
1. Use fabric glue or a basting stitch to attach the appliqué to
the fabric.
1 Appliqué
2 Fabric glue
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
68
CONTENTS
APPLIQUÉ QUILT STITCHING
N
1 Appliqué
1
SETTING UP
1. Trace the pattern onto the appliqué fabric, and then cut
around it leaving an extra margin of between 3/256" and
5/256" (0.3 and 0.5 mm).
1 Seam margin (3/256" to 5/256" (0.3 to 0.5 mm))
SEWING
5. Attach monogramming foot N, press
, and then sew
around the edge, while making sure that the needle drops
outside of the pattern as close to the edge as possible.
MAINTENANCE
Note
If automatic thread cutting and automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching are turned on before you start sewing, pressing just the
start/stop button automatically sews reinforcement stitches
before sewing. In addition, pressing the reverse/reinforcement
stitch button at the end of the stitching automatically sews
reinforcement stitches, trims the threads and stops the
machine.
EMBROIDERING
N
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
4. Turn the fabric over and attach it in place by sewing basting
stitches around the edge.
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Cut a piece of thick paper to the exact size of the pattern,
center it in the fabric, and then fold over the seam margin
using an iron.
3. Take away the thick paper.
ERROR
MESSAGES
Sample patterns for appliqué quilts
SEWING CHART
1
2
3
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
1 Dresden plate
2 Stained glass
3 Sunbonnet Sue
69
N
CONTENTS
SCALLOP STITCHING
1 Scallop stitch
5
1. Attach presser foot N, and sew scallop stitches along the
edge of the fabric, making sure not to sew directly on the
edge of the fabric.
1 Right side of fabric
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Note
There are products available on the market that will “seal” the
trimmed areas. This gives the edges a more finished
appearance.
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Trim carefully along the stitches, making sure not to cut
them.
SEWING
Note
If automatic thread cutting and automatic reverse/reinforcement
stitching are turned on before you start sewing, pressing just the
start/stop button automatically sews reinforcement stitches
before sewing. In addition, pressing the reverse/reinforcement
stitch button at the end of the stitching automatically sews
reinforcement stitches, trims the threads and stops the
machine.
SETTING UP
1
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
70
CONTENTS
SMOCKING STITCHING
J
Use this stitch to create decorative smocking on clothing.
1 Smocking stitch
1. Press
[Straight (Left)], set the stitch length to 5/32"(4.0
SETTING UP
1
mm), and select a weak thread tension.
SEWING
2. Sew straight stitches at intervals of 25/64" (1.0 cm).
1 About 25/64" (1.0 cm)
UTILITY
STITCHES
3. Pull the bobbin threads to obtain the desired amount of
gather, and then smooth the gathers by ironing them.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
, and sew over the straight
stitches.
J
EMBROIDERING
4. Attach presser foot J, press
MAINTENANCE
5. Pull out the straight stitch threads to remove them.
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
71
J
1 Patchwork stitch
3
2. Attach presser foot J, center it on the seamline, and then
sew over the seam using one of the patchwork stitches
shown above.
1 Right side of fabric
2 Seamline
UTILITY
STITCHES
5
SEWING
1. Align the right sides of the two pieces of fabric and sew
them together with a straight stitch. Open up the seam
allowances [about 25/64" (1.0 cm)] and press them flat.
1 Straight stitch
2 Seam allowance
3 25/64" (1.0 cm)
4 Wrong side of fabric
SETTING UP
1
CONTENTS
PATCHWORK STITCHING
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
72
CONTENTS
FAGOTING
J
Use these stitches to sew decorative stitches across an open seam.
1 Fagoting
2
2. Attach presser foot J, center it on the paper between the
folded fabric edges and sew the fagoting.
1 Basting stitches
UTILITY
STITCHES
5
SEWING
3
1. Baste the two pieces of fabric onto thin paper or a watersoluble stabilizer sheet.
1 Basting stitch
2 5/32" (0.4 cm)
3 Thin paper or stabilizer sheet
SETTING UP
1
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Note
– Use thicker threads (#30).
– After sewing, remove the paper.
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
73
J
N
1 Decorative
2 Satin stitch
CONTENTS
DECORATIVE STITCHING
SETTING UP
1
SEWING
2
These stitches can be used to embellish the seams of crazy
quilts or to decorate hems. For a more ornamental stitch, use
contrasting thread colors or decorative embroidery thread.
UTILITY
STITCHES
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Shell tuck stitching
and select a strong thread
tension.
1 Right side of fabric
Note
Use a thin fabric.
MAINTENANCE
2. Fold under the edge of the fabric.
EMBROIDERING
1. Attach presser foot J, press
ERROR
MESSAGES
4. Unfold the fabric and iron the tucks down to one side.
SEWING CHART
3. Make sure that the needle drops slightly off the edge of the
fabric, and then sew the shell tucks.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
74
N
1 Heirloom
SEWING
1
SETTING UP
Use these stitches for sewing tablecloths, and for making decorative hems on clothing and decorative
stitching on shirt fronts.
A more attractive finish can be obtained if a wing needle (130/705H) is used. When a wing needle is used
and the stitch width has been set manually, before starting to sew, carefully turn the balance wheel toward
you and check that the needle does not touch the presser foot.
CONTENTS
HEIRLOOM STITCHING
Hemstitching with
UTILITY
STITCHES
1. Pull out several threads and remove them from one section
of a piece of fabric so that the fabric is frayed. Removing
about 5 or 6 threads will leave a 1/8" (3.0 mm) frayed area.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
2. Attach presser foot N.
MAINTENANCE
4. Turn the fabric around, keeping the reverse side of the
fabric facing up, and sew along the other edge of the frayed
section so that the stitches are parallel and appear as
shown below.
1 Wrong side of fabric
EMBROIDERING
3. With the wrong side of the fabric facing up, sew along one
edge of the frayed section.
1 Wrong side of fabric
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
75
CONTENTS
Hemstitching with
SETTING UP
1. Pull out four threads, leave an unfrayed section of five
threads, and then pull out four more threads. The width of
the five threads is approximately 5/32" (4.0 mm) or less.
1 Approx. 5/32" (4.0 mm) or less
2 Sections of four threads pulled out
3 Unfrayed section of five threads
SEWING
2. Sew the decorative stitch along the center of the unfrayed
section so that the stitching appears as shown below.
UTILITY
STITCHES
Note
Use of the wing needle is optional.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
76
DESIGNING THE STITCH
Grid sheet
14
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
55
SEWING
Note
– Stitches that you create with MY CUSTOM STITCHTM can
be a maximum of 9/32" (7 mm) wide and 1-1/3" (33 mm)
long.
– Stitches can be designed more easily with MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM if you draw the stitch on the enclosed grid sheet
first.
SETTING UP
With the MY CUSTOM STITCH TM function, you can sew
designs that you create yourself.
CONTENTS
MY CUSTOM STITCHTM (CREATE YOUR OWN STITCH DESIGNS) CHAPTER 4
1. Draw the stitch design on the grid sheet (part code SA500,
X80948-001).
10
UTILITY
STITCHES
1 Start point
2 End point
3 Intersection
5
0
0mm
1
5mm
10mm
3
2
15mm
20mm
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Note
– Simplify the design so that it can be sewn as a continuous
line. For a more attractive stitch, close the design by
intersecting lines.
– If the design will be repeated and linked, the start point and
end point of the design should be at the same height.
EMBROIDERING
14
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
55
10
5
0
0mm
5mm
10mm
15mm
20mm
ERROR
MESSAGES
3. Determine the x and y coordinates of each of the marked
points. This will determine the design of the stitching that will
be sewn.
MAINTENANCE
2. Mark the points in the design where the direction of the
stitching changes.
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
77
CONTENTS
2
12
00
17
41
00
32
47
13
3
18
03
18
43
04
33
50
14
4
22
06
19
40
07
34
54
13
5
23
10
20
41
11
35
56
10
6
21
13
21
38
13
36
55
06
7
17
14
22
35
14
37
51
03
8
14
13
23
32
13
38
45
00
9
12
11
24
30
10
39
70
00
10
09
13
25
32
06
40
11
06
14
26
35
03
41
12
03
13
27
41
00
42
13
01
10
28
45
00
43
14
03
06
29
47
04
44
15
06
03
30
44
07
45
Stitch
1
00
00
Stitch 16
24
10
Stitch 31
16
01
2
30
00
17
18
13
32
19
00
3
32
01
18
13
14
33
23
00
4
32
07
19
12
14
34
22
06
5
32
10
20
13
12
35
17
10
6
33
12
21
10
11
36
22
06
7
35
11
22
12
10
37
23
00
8
35
08
23
08
09
38
19
00
9
37
12
24
12
08
39
42
00
10
35
14
25
07
06
40
11
32
14
26
12
06
41
12
30
11
27
06
03
42
13
30
05
28
10
02
43
14
29
03
29
05
00
44
15
26
08
30
10
02
45
Stitch
1
00
00
Stitch 16
21
00
Stitch 31
2
03
05
17
18
01
32
3
05
08
18
16
03
33
4
08
11
19
15
05
34
5
12
13
20
15
08
35
6
17
14
21
16
10
36
7
20
14
22
18
12
37
8
24
13
23
21
13
38
9
27
12
24
25
14
39
10
29
11
25
28
14
40
11
31
09
26
33
13
41
12
32
06
27
37
11
42
13
30
03
28
41
08
43
14
27
01
29
43
05
44
15
24
00
30
44
00
45
Stitch
2
05
07
17
07
14
32
20
11
3
04
03
18
11
11
33
16
07
4
05
07
19
16
07
34
20
03
5
08
07
20
21
07
35
23
00
6
07
00
21
20
11
36
27
03
7
08
07
22
21
07
37
32
07
8
11
07
23
24
07
38
9
11
03
24
23
14
39
10
11
07
25
24
07
40
11
16
07
26
27
07
41
12
11
03
27
27
11
42
13
07
00
28
27
07
43
14
04
03
29
32
07
44
15
00
07
30
27
11
45
UTILITY
STITCHES
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
1
00
07
Stitch 16
04
11
Stitch 31
23
14
SEWING
1
00
00
Stitch 16
12
00
Stitch 31
45
11
SETTING UP
Stitch
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
78
CONTENTS
ENTERING STITCH DATA
SETTING UP
Note
Make sure that the embroidery unit is not attached.
1
1. Press the MY CUSTOM STITCH key.
1 MY CUSTOM STITCH key
2 The number beside
of
1
9
indicates the y coordinate of the tip
, and the number beside
coordinate of the tip of
indicates the x
.
within
4 Press this key to display a screen that allows you to change
UTILITY
STITCHES
3 This number indicates the point indicated by
the stitch design.
a set point. (Refer to page 81 for more details.)
3
4 5
6 7 8
5 Press this key to select whether one stitch or three stitches
are sewn between two points.
6 Press this key to erase the last point that has been set.
7 Press this key to add the point indicated by
.
screen that allows you to see the entered stitch. (Refer to
page 80.)
EMBROIDERING
8 Press this key to finish creating the stitch and display the
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
2
SEWING
1 This area displays the stitch that is being created.
3. Select whether one stitch or three stitches will be sewn
so that it appears as
; to sew three stitches, touch the
key so that it appears as
to the coordinates of the
first point that was made on the grid sheet (from step 2 on
page 77).
5. Press the SET key to add the point indicated by
ERROR
MESSAGES
4. Use the arrow keys to move
.
MAINTENANCE
between the first two points.To sew one stitch, press
.
79
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
7. Once you have finished entering the stitch data, press the
END key.
SEWING CHART
6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each point that you have
drawn on the grid sheet until the stitch design is drawn on
the screen as a continuous line.
Note
If you make a mistake while setting points, press the DEL key to
erase the last point set.
CONTENTS
A screen that allows you to see the entered stitch design
appears.
1 Press this key so that it appears as
to sew the
SETTING UP
1
stitch design repeatedly. Press this key so that it appears as
2 Press this key to return to the screen that allows you make
changes to the entered data.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Note
If you have entered points that are too close together, the fabric
may not feed properly. Edit the stitch data to leave a larger
space between points.
UTILITY
STITCHES
If the stitch design will be repeated and linked, make sure that
linking stitches are added so that the stitch designs will not
overlap.
1 Linking stitches
SEWING
to sew the stitch design only one single time.
2
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
80
CONTENTS
EDITING STITCH DATA
1. Press the EDIT key.
SETTING UP
1 Press this key to move
backward one point.
2 Press this key to move
forward one point.
page 82 for more details.)
4 Press this key to insert a point. (Refer to page 82 for more
UTILITY
STITCHES
3 Press this key to move part of or all of the design. (Refer to
SEWING
A screen that allows you to edit the entered stitch design
appears.
details.)
4 5
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1 2 3
5 Press this key to delete the selected point.
2. Make the desired changes to the stitch design.
3. Press the END key.
1. Press
or
to move
to the point that you wish
MAINTENANCE
to move.
EMBROIDERING
Moving a point
ERROR
MESSAGES
2. Use the four arrow keys to move the point to the desired
position.
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
81
CONTENTS
Moving part or all of the design
1. Press
or
to move
to the first point of the
SETTING UP
section that you wish to move.
SEWING
2. Press
. The selected point and all points that come
after it are surrounded by a box. (This indicates the area
UTILITY
STITCHES
that is to be moved.)
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STITCHTM
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STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Press
or
to move the selected section to the
desired location, and then press the SET key.
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
Inserting new points
1. Press
or
to move
to point at the beginning
ERROR
MESSAGES
of the line that you wish to add a new point to.
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CONTENTS
moves to it.
. A new point is inserted and
2. Press
SETTING UP
SEWING
3. Use the four arrow keys to move the point to the desired
position.
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STITCHES
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STITCHTM
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STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
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PATTERNS
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IN MACHINE)
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CONTENTS
STORING A STITCH DESIGN THAT YOU HAVE CREATED
Up to five stitch designs can be stored.
memory address 1
1. Enter the stitch data.
SETTING UP
Example: To save the entered stitch design in
SEWING
2. Press the MEMORY key.
1 MEMORY key
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
ERROR
MESSAGES
CAUTION
Do not turn off the power while a pattern is being saved
(while the message “Saving” is displayed). Otherwise,
the data being stored may be deleted.
MAINTENANCE
It will take approximately 10 seconds for the pattern to be
stored. Once the pattern has been stored, the display will
return to the previous screen.
EMBROIDERING
1
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STITCH DESIGNS)
3. When an empty memory appears on screen, press that
MEMORY # key to save your design. If a pattern has
already been saved in memory address 1, it is displayed
on the screen. Pressing the MEMORY key of a full
memory will cause its contents to be placed by what you
are saving.
SEWING CHART
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(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
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CONTENTS
RETRIEVING A STITCH DESIGN THAT HAS BEEN SAVED
1
SETTING UP
Example: To recall a stitch design that
has already been saved in
memory address 3
1. Press the MEMORY key.
1 MEMORY key
SEWING
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Press the NEXT key twice.
1 If the desired pattern is not displayed on
the screen, press the NEXT and PREV
keys until the desired pattern is shown.
1
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STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Press the RETRIEVE 3 key.
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
The retrieved pattern appears on the screen
and can be edited or sewn.
ERROR
MESSAGES
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CHAPTER 5
SETUP
CAUTION
Be sure to turn off the power before attaching embroidery foot Q. If the power is left on and the start/stop
button is accidentally pressed, the machine will start operating, which could result in serious injury.
5
1. Press the needle position button to raise the needle, and
then turn off the sewing machine.
3. With the enclosed screwdriver or disc-shaped screwdriver,
loosen the screw on the presser foot holder, and then pull
the holder downward to remove it.
1 Presser foot holder
EMBROIDERING
Note
– Make sure that embroidery foot Q is tightly attached to the
presser foot bar.
– It is recommended that a 90/14-size needle be used when
embroidering thicker fabrics such as denim or when using
stabilizing products such as puffy foam. A 75/11-size needle
might bend or break, which could result in injuries.
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STITCH DESIGNS)
CAUTION
Be careful not to touch the tip of the needle, otherwise
injuries may occur.
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STITCHES
4. Slide the bracket on embroidery foot Q up onto the presser
foot bar, and then fasten it by firmly tightening the screw
with the enclosed screwdriver or disc-shaped screwdriver.
1 Embroidery foot Q
SEWING
2. Raise the presser foot lever.
5
SETTING UP
Installing embroidery foot Q
CONTENTS
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MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
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Installing the embroidery unit
1. Turn off the sewing machine.
2. Open the connecting slot by sliding the cover in the direction
indicated by the arrow.
1 Connecting slot cover
Note
With the sewing machine on a flat, level surface, slide the
embroidery unit towards the machine.
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STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Insert the connector on the embroidery unit firmly into the
connecting slot.
UTILITY
STITCHES
Note
When the embroidery unit is not being used, keep the
connecting slot cover closed.
SEWING
1
SETTING UP
CAUTION
– Always turn off the main power switch before connecting or removing the embroidery unit.
– Do not touch the connector on the embroidery unit.
– The foot controller cannot be used when the embroidery unit is operational.
– When the embroidery unit is not being used, always store it in its box and packing materials.
– Do not carry the machine with the embroidery unit connected.
– Always set your machine on a flat, level surface.
EMBROIDERING
Initializing the embroidery unit
. The embroidery arm moves to its initial
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CAUTION
– Do not place your hands near the embroidery arm,
otherwise injuries may occur.
– Please note that the embroidery arm normally makes
noises while it moves to its initial position.
– If the embroidery unit could not be initialized normally,
a buzzer will sound. If this occurs, make sure that a
embroidery frame is not attached and try initializing the
embroidery unit again.
SEWING CHART
2. Press
position.
ERROR
MESSAGES
Note
If the buttonhole lever, the needle or the presser foot lever are
lowered or if the bobbin winding shaft is moved to the right, an
error message appears indicating the current error condition.
After the error condition is corrected, the message shown at the
left appears.
MAINTENANCE
1. Turn on the sewing machine. The message shown at the left
appears on the screen.
CONTENTS
Press a key on the screen with your finger to select the pattern
or to start the indicated function or operation.
2
3
4
5
SEWING
1
1 Press the key showing the character font that you would like
to use.
2 Press this key to embroider a frame.
3 Press this key to embroider a one-point pattern.
4 Press this key to select a pattern from the installed
embroidery card.
5 Press this key to position the embroidery arm so that the
embroidery unit can be removed.
SETTING UP
Embroidering screen
UTILITY
STITCHES
Removing the embroidery unit
CAUTION
Make sure that the power is turned off, otherwise damage
may result.
MAINTENANCE
2. Turn off the sewing machine, hold the left side of the
embroidery unit, and while pressing the release button,
gently slide the embroidery unit away from the machine.
1 Release button
EMBROIDERING
CAUTION
If the above step is not performed, the embroidery unit
cannot be placed in its box and packing materials for
storage.
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STITCHTM
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STITCH DESIGNS)
1. Make sure that the embroidery frame has been removed,
press the EMBROIDERY key, and then press
. The
carriage will move to the position where it can be removed.
1
ERROR
MESSAGES
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PATTERNS
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CONTENTS
Creating beautiful embroidery
NEEDLE
75/11 (Embroidery)
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STITCH DESIGNS)
Note
Adjust the thread tension if the thread
quality is not compatible.
UTILITY
STITCHES
THREAD
SEWING
Bobbin thread: Embroidery thread #60
SETTING UP
Refer to the table below and the FABRIC/THREAD/NEEDLE COMBINATIONS table on page 19 when
selecting the appropriate fabric, thread and needle for creating attractive embroidery. Pattern slippage may
occur when using fabric of different thicknesses or when using different types of stabilizers. Be sure to sew
a test embroidery beforehand.
1 Fabric
Before embroidering, attach a sheet of
2 Stabilizer material
non-woven stabilizer material to the
fabric.
Note
FABRIC
It is recommended that you use special
embroidering stabilizer material which
can be torn from around the design
2
when sewing is finished.
Upper thread: Embroidery thread #50
ERROR
MESSAGES
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1 Embroidery frame
2 Fabric
3 Non-woven stabilizer material
MAINTENANCE
Using stabilizer material is an important part of creating
attractive embroidery. It is particularly important when
embroidering stretch fabrics, thin fabrics, and fabrics with
coarse weaves. If necessary, two layers of stabilizer material
may be attached.
Before embroidering, iron the stabilizer material onto the back
of the fabric. Use stabilizer material with an area that is larger
than the frame, and make sure that all sides of the stabilizer
material are securely clamped in the frame. When embroidering
fabrics that cannot be ironed, or in places where ironing is
difficult, place the stabilizer material underneath the frame
before embroidering.
For slick or slippery fabric, use one or two layers of stabilizer
material clamped in the frame on the wrong side of the fabric. In
addition, embroider over a water-soluble stabilizer sheet placed
on the right side of the fabric.
EMBROIDERING
Attaching stabilizer material
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Inserting the fabric in the embroidery frame
Embroidery frames are available in four sizes: extra-large, large, medium, and small.
Embroidery area of extra-large frame: 11-53/64" (30 cm) (H) × 5-3/64" (13 cm) (W)
Embroidery area of large frame: 7" (18 cm) (H) × 5-3/64” (13 cm) (W)
Embroidery area of medium frame: 4" (10 cm) (H) × 4" (10 cm) (W)
Embroidery area of small frame: 25/324" (2 cm) (H) × 2-23/64" (6 cm) (W) (for embroidering initials)
SETTING UP
CAUTION
– Depending on the size of the pattern and the position of the pattern to be embroidered, it may
not be possible to use the medium and small frames. When using these frames, be sure to
check the pattern layout on the screen (refer to page 98) before starting to embroider. If the
wrong frame is used by mistake, the presser foot may hit the frame, possibly causing injuries.
– Do not use any embroidery frames other than those shown here, otherwise injuries could occur.
SEWING
1. Use a chalk pen to mark the center of the embroidering
position on the fabric.
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
Note
Be sure to align the arrow marks on the two frames (▲ on the
inner frame with ▼ on the outer frame).
4
3. Tighten the screw just enough to secure the fabric, and then
gently remove the fabric from the frame without loosening
the screw.
1 Tighten
2
5. Place the inner frame on top of the fabric, place the
embroidery sheet inside the inner frame, and then align the
center of the lines on the sheet with the mark on the fabric.
1 Inner frame
2 Line
SEWING CHART
1
4. Remove the inner frame.
ERROR
MESSAGES
1
Note
This stretches the fabric to help reduce pattern distortions while
embroidering.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
Note
For best results, lay the outer frame on a flat surface and lay the
fabric on top of it before aligning the center of the embroidery
sheet with the mark on the fabric.
90
MAINTENANCE
3
EMBROIDERING
2
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STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
2. Loosen the screw on the outer frame and separate the inner
and outer frames. Place the fabric on top of the outer frame
with the right side of the fabric facing up, and then place the
inner frame inside the outer frame to clamp the fabric.
1 Inner frame
2 Outer frame
3 Screw
4 Loosen
5 Right side of fabric
CONTENTS
SEWING
Note
Press down firmly until the tops of the outer frame and inner
frame are aligned.
SETTING UP
6. Insert the fabric and inner frame back into the outer frame
without allowing the embroidery sheet or the fabric to move
out of place.
1 Outer frame
2
1
2 Inner frame
3
3 Right side of fabric
7. Tighten the screw by hand.
1 Tighten
UTILITY
STITCHES
Note
To avoid stripping the screw, do not use a screwdriver to tighten
it.
1
EMBROIDERING
8. Check that the center of the pattern has remained in the
correct position, and then remove the embroidery sheet
before starting to embroider.
1 Fingerhole for removing embroidery sheet
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(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
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PATTERNS
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1. Raise the presser foot lever to its highest position, and then
pass the embroidery frame under the presser foot, making
sure that the mounting bracket of the frame is on the left
side and the right side of the fabric is facing up.
SETTING UP
CAUTION
Be sure to wait until the embroidery unit has finished initializing before trying to attach the
embroidery frame. (Refer to page 87.)
CONTENTS
Attaching the embroidery frame to the embroidery arm
SEWING
1
ERROR
MESSAGES
1
MAINTENANCE
While pushing the release lever on the frame holder to the left,
lift the embroidery frame up to remove it.
1 Release lever
EMBROIDERING
Removing the embroidery frame from the embroidery arm
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Note
Be sure that the mounting bracket on the embroidery frame is
attached to both knobs. If it is attached to only one knob, the
pattern may not be embroidered correctly.
UTILITY
STITCHES
2
2. Align the slots in the mounting bracket of the frame with the
two knobs on the frame holder of the embroidery arm, and
then press the frame onto the frame holder so that it clicks
into place.
1 Frame holder on embroidery arm
2 Knobs
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CONTENTS
EMBROIDERING
Simple embroidering
SETTING UP
1. After threading the bobbin thread, the upper
thread and the needle, pass the thread down
through the hole in embroidery foot Q, and
then pull about 2" (5 cm) of the upper thread
out toward the rear of the machine.
2. Design the embroidery pattern.
EMBROIDERING
Embroidering multi-color patterns
Example: To embroider the floral pattern
of the letter “B”
(4)
Note
– Be sure to raise the presser foot before
changing the thread.
– When embroidering for this color is finished,
the parts of the pattern automatically move
one position to the left.
SEWING CHART
(3)
1. Thread the first color. (Refer to the procedure
explained above.)
When the start/stop button is pressed, the first
part of the pattern (1) is sewn, and then the
machine
automatically
sews
the
reinforcement stitches and stops.
ERROR
MESSAGES
(2)
MAINTENANCE
When the selected pattern can be embroidered using different colors of thread, the pattern appears on the
screen separated into each color. The order of embroidering is shown from left to right.
(1)
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Note
The sewing speed is automatically controlled by
the machine according to the pattern selected.
UTILITY
STITCHES
4. Press the start/stop button again to continue
embroidering. The machine stops
embroidering when it has completed all of the
stitching with the thread color that is installed.
SEWING
3. Lower the presser foot and press the
start/stop button to start the machine. After
sewing 5 to 6 stitches, stop the machine and
trim off any excess thread at the beginning of
the embroidery.
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CONTENTS
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(5)
UTILITY
STITCHES
(4)
(6)
(5)
(6)
(6)
EMBROIDERING
(5)
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STITCH DESIGNS)
4. Repeat step 3 to embroider the fourth (4), fifth
(5) and sixth (6) parts of the pattern.
(4)
SEWING
3. Replace the upper thread with the next color
and press the start/stop button. The third part
of the pattern (3) is embroidered, and then the
machine
automatically
sews
the
reinforcement stitches and stops.
(3)
SETTING UP
2. Replace the upper thread with the next color
and press the start/stop button. The second
part of the pattern (2) is embroidered, and
then the machine automatically sews the
reinforcement stitches and stops.
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
(6)
SEWING CHART
5. Trim off any excess thread.
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EMBROIDERY PATTERNS
Creating text patterns
1. Press the key of the desired font.
Note
If the screen shown at the left is not displayed,
press the EMBROIDERY key.
SETTING UP
Text characters are available in three different fonts. In addition to the numbers and the letters of the
alphabet, two of the fonts can be used to create words with accents and special punctuation.
SEWING
1
2 3
4
5
7
8 9
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
1 Press this key to sew reinforcement stitches and stop the machine after each character is embroidered
so that the thread can be changed. (Refer to page 99.)
2 When a lot of text has been typed in, some of the text cannot be viewed on the screen. Press this key
to scroll the entered text across the screen so that it can be checked. (Refer to page 98.)
3 Press this key to return to the previous screen containing more characters.
4 Press this key to display the next screen containing more characters.
5 Press this key to switch between uppercase and lowercase. (Refer to page 97.)
6 Press this key to change the character size to one of three sizes. (Refer to page 97.)
7 Press this key if you would like to change the embroidering position within the frame (page 105),
change the overall size of the pattern (page 108), or use the Help function, which allows you to select a
specific point during the embroidering of the pattern (page 112).
Note
This key changes to the HELP key after embroidering starts.
8 Press this key to turn on and off automatic thread cutting. (Refer to page 37.)
9 Press this key to erase the last character of the text. (Refer to page 99.)
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STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
6
Note
Press the PREV and NEXT keys to display more
characters.
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Press the letter keys to create your text.
(Refer to page 87.)
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PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
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CONTENTS
1. Press
UTILITY
STITCHES
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
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PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
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EMBROIDERING
4. Press the U key.
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STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Press the NEXT key.
SEWING
2. Press the B key.
.
SETTING UP
Example: To select characters to create
the word “BUS”
5. Press the S key.
CONTENTS
Typing uppercase & lowercase characters
SETTING UP
Two of the fonts can be typed in with both
uppercase and lowercase characters. Press
to switch between uppercase and lowercase.
When this key appears as
, uppercase
letters can be typed in. When the key appears as
, lowercase letters can be typed in.
SEWING
Example: To type in “Aa”
1. Press the A key.
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Press
to switch to lowercase.
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STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Press the a key.
EMBROIDERING
The size of the characters can be changed by
pressing
. Each time this key is pressed,
it selects a different character size.
MAINTENANCE
Changing the character size
Changing the character size changes the size of
as
(Shown in actual size.)
, all characters are changed to the
large size. When the key appears as
,
When the key appears as
, all
characters are changed to the small size.
L
M
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
L (large)
M (medium)
S (small)
SEWING CHART
all characters are changed to the medium size.
ERROR
MESSAGES
all characters in the text. When this key appears
S
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CONTENTS
Checking the text
Press the CHECK key to scroll all of the text
across the screen.
EMBROIDERING
Note
If all the text can already be displayed on the
screen at one time, the text does not scroll.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Note
When the size of the text starts to exceed the
size of the embroidery area of the frame, no more
characters can be typed in. To type in more text,
select a smaller character size. (Refer to page
88.)
UTILITY
STITCHES
After “k” is typed in, the display appears as
shown in the illustration at the left.
SEWING
Example: When “abcdefghijk” have been
typed in small-sized lowercase
characters
SETTING UP
After a lot of text has been typed in, it may not be
possible to view some of it on the screen. Press
the CHECK key for the entire text to scroll across
the screen.
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
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CONTENTS
Editing text
SEWING
Example: When “Giel” has been entered
instead of “Girl”
SETTING UP
The last character selected is deleted each time the CLEAR
key is pressed.
UTILITY
STITCHES
EMBROIDERING
2. Press the r key, and then press the l key.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1. Press the CLEAR key twice to delete “l” then
“e”.
MAINTENANCE
turns off
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
Note
Pressing
so that it changes back to
multi-color embroidering.
SEWING CHART
Before starting to embroider, press the MULTI COLOR key so
that it appears as
to turn on multi-color embroidering.
After a character is embroidered, the machine automatically
sews reinforcement stitches, and then stops so that the thread
can be changed.
ERROR
MESSAGES
Changing the color of each character in the text
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CONTENTS
Creating frame patterns
.
Note
If the screen shown at the left is not displayed,
press the FONT/DECORATIVE key.
SEWING
1. Press
SETTING UP
Frame patterns are created by combining the
desired frame shape with the selected stitch.
UTILITY
STITCHES
2
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PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
3 Press this key to turn on and off automatic thread cutting. (Refer to page 37.)
4 Press this key to return to the screen where the pattern was selected (step 2 above).
5 If the frame pattern can be embroidered using different colors of thread, the embroidering order of each
part of the pattern is shown from left to right.
SEWING CHART
5
3 4
ERROR
MESSAGES
1
The selected frame pattern is shown on the
screen.
1 This shows the currently selected stitch.
2 Press this key if you would like to change the
embroidering position within the frame (page
105), change the overall size of the pattern
(page 108), or use the Help function, which
allows you to search for a specific point in the
embroidering of the pattern (page 112).
Note
This key changes to the HELP key after
embroidering starts.
MAINTENANCE
2
EMBROIDERING
1
3. Select the desired stitch.
1 This shows the currently selected frame
shape.
2 Press this key to display more stitches. (A
total of 12 different stitches are available.)
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STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1
2. Press the key for the desired frame shape.
1 Press this key to display more frame
shapes. (A total of 10 different frame
shapes are available.)
CONTENTS
Selecting one-point patterns
.
Note
If the screen shown at the left is not displayed,
press the EMBROIDERY key.
3
5
6
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
101
SEWING CHART
3 Press this key to turn on and off automatic thread cutting. (Refer to page 37.)
4 Press this key to return to the screen where the pattern was selected (step 2 above).
5 This shows the number of the thread color currently being sewn over the total number of colors that
can be used.
6 Press this key to display the thread color names instead of each part of the pattern. (The thread colors
that are displayed are for reference only.) If the THREAD COLOR key is not displayed, it is not
possible to display the color names. (Refer to page 102.)
7 If the pattern can be embroidered using different colors of thread, the embroidering order of each part
of the pattern is shown from left to right.
ERROR
MESSAGES
7
MAINTENANCE
3 4
Various details about the selected one-point
pattern are displayed.
1 This shows the amount of time remaining to
embroider the pattern over the total amount of
time required. (It does not include the time
needed to change threads.)
appears
here while the time is being calculated.
2 Press this key if you would like to change the
embroidering position within the frame (page
105), change the overall size of the pattern
(page 108), or use the Help function, which
allows you to search for a specific point in the
embroidering of the pattern (page 112).
Note
This key changes to the HELP key after
embroidering starts.
EMBROIDERING
2
1
2
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STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1
2. Press the key for the desired one-point
pattern.
1 Press this key to scroll through all
available patterns. (A total of 18 different
patterns available.)
2 Press this key to display the previous
screen containing more patterns.
3 Press this key to display the next screen
containing more patterns.
UTILITY
STITCHES
1. Press
SEWING
Note
The two patterns appearing in wide buttons (see
the list of one-point patterns on pages 136 and
137) are too wide to fit horizontally within an
embroidery frame. Therefore, although the
patterns appear horizontally on the buttons, they
will be sewn vertically. Be sure to position the
fabric in the embroidery frame so that the pattern
will be sewn correctly.
SETTING UP
A variety of patterns have already been created
and are available for embroidering at any time.
CONTENTS
Displaying the thread color names
SETTING UP
After selecting a pattern, press the THREAD
COLOR key so that it appears as
to
display the thread color names instead of each
part of the pattern.
Note
Pressing
so that it changes back to
re-displays the embroidering order
–
of each part of the pattern.
If the THREAD COLOR key is not displayed,
it is not possible to display the color names.
SEWING
–
UTILITY
STITCHES
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Selecting patterns from a memory card
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
2. Hold the memory card so that the arrow on
the card faces toward you, and then insert the
card as far as possible into the slot on the
right side of the sewing machine.
EMBROIDERING
1. Set the main power switch to “O” to turn off
the sewing machine.
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CONTENTS
4. Press
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.
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CAUTION
– Do not insert the card in any direction
other than that described above, and do
not force it into the slot, otherwise the
card or the machine may be damaged.
– When the card is inserted, it should appear
as shown in the illustration at the left.
Trying to push the card in any further will
damage the connector.
– Always turn off the main power switch
before inserting or removing the
embroidery card (memory card).
– Always keep the memory card in its case
when it is not being used.
SEWING
SETTING UP
3. Set the main power switch to “I” to turn on the
sewing machine.
EMBROIDERING
SEWING CHART
6. Select the desired pattern in the same way as
you select a one-point pattern. (Refer to page
101 for more details.)
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MESSAGES
Note
If the screen shown at the left is not displayed,
press the EMBROIDERY key before pressing
.
MAINTENANCE
5. The pattern selection screen for the inserted
memory card is displayed. [The illustration at
the left shows the Transportation card No.2
(part code SA299, X58321-001) (optional).]
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Editing the layout of the pattern
Character patterns
Frame patterns
SEWING
1. Press the SET key.
SETTING UP
The position for embroidering the pattern can be changed by using the layout screen. This is useful if you
want to embroider a pattern somewhere other than the center of the embroidery area of the frame, such as
in the corner of the fabric.
CONTENTS
CHANGING THE PATTERN SETTINGS
UTILITY
STITCHES
One-point patterns
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STITCH DESIGNS)
3
2
MAINTENANCE
4
EMBROIDERING
1
2. Press the LAYOUT key.
1 Press this key to return to the screen that
was previously displayed.
2 Press this key to display a screen that
allows you to change the size of the
pattern. (Refer to page 108.)
3 Press this key to display a screen that
allows you to change the position and
sewing direction of the pattern.
4 Press this key to display a screen that
allows you to search for a specific point in
the embroidering of the pattern if the
thread breaks while sewing. (Refer to
page 112.)
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MESSAGES
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CONTENTS
3. Change the position and sewing direction of the pattern.
34 5
6
1 Either the height(
)and width(
current pattern or its horizontal(
8
vertical(
)of the
)and
)embroidering position from
SETTING UP
Character & frame patterns
the center are displayed here.
1
9
2
0 A
2
One-point patterns
3
B
5
C
Changing the embroidering position
CAUTION
After moving a pattern, check that it fits within the installed embroidery frame. (Refer to page 107 for more details.) If the
pattern does not fit correctly within the embroidery frame, the embroidery foot may touch the frame, possibly causing injuries.
.
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Press
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Example: To move the embroidering position toward
the upper-right corner
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1. Press
so that it appears as
to display the position of the
embroidery pattern.
2. Press the arrow key for the direction in which you would like
to move the pattern. If the arrow key is pressed once, the
pattern moves one step; if the key is pressed continuously,
the pattern moves continuously.
Note
– Press the CENTER key to return the embroidering position
to the center.
– Use the hole on embroidery foot Q as a guide.
– Never lower the needle while the embroidery frame is
moving.
MAINTENANCE
4. After making the desired adjustments, press the END key.
EMBROIDERING
7 Press this key to return the embroidering position to the center of the embroidery area.
8 Press this key to move the needle position either to the middle of the pattern or to the sewing start
point. Use it when you would like to change the embroidering position. (Refer to page 107.)
9 Press this key to move the embroidery frame so that it traces the area required for the selected
design, allowing you to check the embroidering position.(Refer to page 107.)
0 Press this key to return to the screen that was previously displayed.
A Press this key to return to the pattern screen.
B Press this key to flip the pattern horizontally (change it to its mirror image). (Refer to page 106.)
Note
This function may not be available for use with some patterns.
C Press this key to switch the display between the size and the embroidering position.
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STITCH DESIGNS)
6
UTILITY
STITCHES
4
SEWING
7
Note
Characters and patterns may sometimes be
displayed slightly larger than in actual size.
Press this key to rotate the selected pattern
90° clockwise. (Refer to page 106.)
This indicates the entire area of the frame
where embroidery can be sewn.
This indicates the current position where
the needle will be dropped in relation to
the embroidery area of the pattern.
This indicates the embroidering position
and embroidery area for the current
pattern at the selected size.
Press these keys to move the embroidering
position of the pattern within the embroidery
area. (Refer to the section below.)
CONTENTS
Changing the pattern direction
ABC
Note
Some patterns may be too long to be rotated 90°. In such
cases, these patterns can only be rotated by 180°.
UTILITY
STITCHES
ABC
SEWING
ABC
SETTING UP
ABC
ABC
Each time
is pressed the pattern is rotated in 90˚
steps clockwise as shown in the illustration at the left. The
arrow within
shows the direction for the top of the
pattern.
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EMBROIDERING
Mirror imaging patterns
to
Note
–
Pressing
so that it changes back to
MAINTENANCE
Press
so that it appears as
flip the pattern horizontally.
flips the pattern back to a normal
–
is not displayed for some patterns.
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MESSAGES
image.
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PATTERNS
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CONTENTS
Embroidering from a specific starting point
SEWING
2. Press
so that it appears as
. The embroidery
frame moves so that the needle is at the starting point.
SETTING UP
1. Mark the starting point on the fabric within the frame as
shown in the illustration. The mark cannot be too close to
the edge of the frame as the presser foot prevents the
needle from getting very close to the frame.
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STITCHES
ABC
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STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Use the arrow keys to move the frame so that the mark on
the fabric aligns with the hole in embroidery foot Q, and then
start embroidering.
EMBROIDERING
Press the TRIAL key to move the embroidery frame so that the
presser foot traces the necessary embroidery area for the
currently selected pattern.
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MESSAGES
Note
Do not lower the needle. Instead, use the hole in embroidery
foot Q as a guide.
MAINTENANCE
Checking the embroidery area
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PATTERNS
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CONTENTS
Changing the size of patterns
The sizes of patterns can be changed as desired.
SETTING UP
Character patterns
1. Press the SET key.
SEWING
Frame patterns
UTILITY
STITCHES
One-point patterns
.
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(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
2. Press
EMBROIDERING
2
3
SEWING CHART
4. After making the desired adjustments, press
the END key.
ERROR
MESSAGES
Note
– The maximum sizes for frame patterns vary
according to the pattern.
– Some frame patterns can be enlarged even
further if they are rotated 90°.
– Refer to page 105 for details on the other
keys in this screen.
MAINTENANCE
1
3. Change the size of the pattern.
1 Press this key to make the pattern larger.
2 Press this key to return the pattern to its
original size.
3 Press this key to make the pattern smaller.
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CONTENTS
The thread density of characters and some frame
patterns can be adjusted so that they are either
coarser or finer when they are embroidered.
EMBROIDERING
1 Coarser (stitches farther apart)
2 Standard thread density
3 Finer (stitches closer together)
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STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Note
The default thread density setting (STD) is
highlighted in black.
UTILITY
STITCHES
1
1. Press the STITCH ADJUST key.
2. Adjust the thread density.
To make the embroidery coarser (sew the
stitches farther apart), press the THREAD
DENSITY key
To make the embroidery finer (sew the
stitches closer together), press the THREAD
DENSITY key
The thread density setting changes each time
one of these keys is pressed.
3. After making the adjustment, press the END
key.
SEWING
Note
This function may not be available for use with
some patterns.
SETTING UP
Changing the thread density
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MESSAGES
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You can save up to 5 different character patterns that you have created and use them again later.
Example: To save the character pattern
“Girl” in memory address 1
SETTING UP
Saving character combinations in the memory
CONTENTS
MEMORY
1. Select a font, and then type in the text to
create the pattern.
SEWING
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STITCHES
2. Press the MEMORY button.
1 MEMORY button
1
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MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
Once the pattern has been saved, the display
returns to the previous screen.
MAINTENANCE
Note
– If a pattern is saved in an address where
another pattern has already been saved, the
old pattern is deleted.
– Do not turn off the power while a pattern is
being saved (while the message “Saving” is
displayed).
– It takes approximately 10 seconds for a
pattern to be saved. For details on retrieving a
pattern which has been saved, refer to page
101.
EMBROIDERING
1
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STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Press the MEMORY 1 key.
1 If a pattern has already been saved in
memory address 1, it is displayed on the
screen. Press the NEXT and PREV keys
to look for a memory address that is either
empty or contains a pattern that can be
deleted.
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CONTENTS
Retrieving a pattern which has been saved
1
1. Press the MEMORY button.
1 MEMORY button
SETTING UP
Example: To recall the pattern “Boy”
that has already been saved in
memory address 2
SEWING
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Press the NEXT key.
1 If the desired pattern is not displayed on
the screen, press the NEXT and PREV
keys until the desired pattern is shown.
1
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STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Press the RETRIEVE 2 key.
EMBROIDERING
ERROR
MESSAGES
Note
Patterns which are saved from an embroidery
card can only be retrieved if the card containing
that pattern has been inserted into the card slot of
the sewing machine.
MAINTENANCE
The retrieved pattern appears on the screen
and can be edited and embroidered.
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Continuing embroidering
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Press the HELP key.
SEWING
1. If the upper thread has broken: Stop the sewing machine,
raise the needle and the presser foot lever, and then rethread the upper thread.
If the bobbin thread has broken or the bobbin has run
out of thread: Cut the upper thread above the fabric and
remove the embroidery frame. Remove any thread that is
tangled under the embroidery. Re-thread the bobbin thread
and re-attach the embroidery frame.
SETTING UP
If one of the threads break or if you stop the sewing machine to adjust the stitching location, you may need
to continue sewing from a point other than the current one. In that case, the help screen can be used to
find your desired stitch in the pattern.
CONTENTS
ADJUSTMENTS WHILE EMBROIDERING
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STITCH DESIGNS)
2
3
4
5
6
EMBROIDERING
1
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
3. Press the BACK key to move back a few stitches slightly
before the point where the thread broke.
Note
If the desired point cannot be reached by pressing the BACK
key, press the REVERSE SEARCH key to return to the starting
point of the desired color, and then press the FORWARD key
until you reach the point at which you would like to resume
embroidering. Then, press the start/stop button.
1 Press this key to move back to the start position for the
entire embroidery pattern.
2 Press this key to select the start position for the next color
or character without embroidering.
3 Press this key to select the start position for the previous
color or character without embroidering.
4 Press this key to move the embroidery frame so that the
needle is positioned one stitch ahead without embroidering.
If this key is pressed continuously, the stitching moves
ahead in jumps of 9 stitches starting from the 6th stitch.
5 Press this key to move the embroidery frame so that the
needle is positioned one stitch backward without
embroidering.
If this key is pressed continuously, the stitching moves
backward in jumps of 9 stitches starting from the 6th
stitch.
6 Press this key to return to the previous screen (pattern
screen).
4. Lower the presser foot lever and continue embroidering.
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Note
The start/stop button may not function for a few seconds after
the FORWARD SEARCH or REVERSE SEARCH key is
pressed; however, this is not a sign of a malfunction.
CONTENTS
Embroidering again from the beginning
→
1. Press the HELP key.
SETTING UP
SEWING
2. Press the HOME key. The embroidery frame moves so that
the needle returns to the embroidering starting point.
UTILITY
STITCHES
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STITCHTM
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STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Lower the presser foot lever and start embroidering.
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
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Linking characters
CONTENTS
EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS
If all of the characters cannot be sewn at one time, sew them in sections while linking them.
1. Select a font and type in “ABC”.
3. Move the needle to the starting point. (Make sure the button
appears as
.)
7. Press the SET key, then the LAYOUT key to display the
layout screen.
8. Adjust the embroidering position so that the hole in
embroidery foot Q aligns with the end point for “ABC”.
MAINTENANCE
9. Press the start/stop button to continue embroidering.
EMBROIDERING
6. Erase “ABC”, and then type in “DE”.
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STITCH DESIGNS)
5. Adjust the fabric within the embroidery frame so that the last
character and the end point are just inside the left edge of
the frame.
Note
Make sure that the embroidering line aligns with the reference
lines on the embroidery sheet that you are using.
UTILITY
STITCHES
4. Press the start/stop button to start embroidering.
Once embroidering is completed, the machine automatically
sews the end point. This point can be used as the starting
point for the next section of text.
1 End point
SEWING
2. Press the SET key, then the LAYOUT key to display the
layout screen.
SETTING UP
Example: To embroider “ABC”, then link “DE”
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MESSAGES
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CONTENTS
Using the extra-large embroidery frame (optional)
1 Top installation position
2 Middle installation position
3 Bottom installation position
SEWING
11-53/64"
(30 cm)
SETTING UP
By attaching this extra-large embroidery frame at each of its
three installation positions, extra-large designs can be
embroidered, for example when sewing logos onto sweatshirts.
UTILITY
STITCHES
5-3/64"
(13 cm)
EMBROIDERY SHEET
Embroidering range
Center of the pattern (when installed at position 1)
Reference line
Center of the pattern (when installed at position 2)
Center of the pattern (when installed at position 3)
EMBROIDERING
Note
When using the extra-large embroidery frame, be sure that
there are no objects within 30 cm from the sewing machine,
otherwise a misaligned embroidered pattern or injuries may
occur.
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STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
4
5
6
7
8
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
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CONTENTS
Connecting patterns
1. Mark the location on the fabric where you
wish to embroider the design.
SETTING UP
Example: To embroider connecting patterns
SEWING
5. Before embroidering each of the two patterns
shown in the illustration, press the LAYOUT
MAINTENANCE
4. Choose a pattern.
EMBROIDERING
1 Top installation position
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STITCH DESIGNS)
3. Stretch the fabric between the inner and
outer embroidery frames while making sure
that the reference lines on the embroidery
sheet remain aligned with reference lines for
the design drawn on the fabric. Then, attach
the embroidery frame to the embroidery arm
at the top installation position. (Refer to
pages 90 - 92 for more details on attaching
the embroidery frame.)
UTILITY
STITCHES
2. Position the embroidery sheet over the entire
design drawn on the fabric so that the
reference lines of the embroidery sheet align
with the center of the design, and then draw
reference lines for the entire design.
key, and position the pattern correctly. To
(refer to
page 106). To position the frame so that the
ERROR
MESSAGES
rotate the pattern, press
pattern will be embroidered correctly, press
(refer to
page 107), and then use the arrow keys to
align the needle with the center of each
pattern's reference lines (refer to page 105).
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6. Remove the embroidery frame, and then reattach it to the embroidery arm at the bottom
installation position.
SEWING CHART
so that it appears as
CONTENTS
7. Before embroidering the bottom
patterns
shown
in
the
illustration, press the LAYOUT key,
and position the pattern correctly.
SETTING UP
two
To position the frame so that the
correctly, press
appears as
so that it
(refer to page
SEWING
pattern will be embroidered
98), and then use the arrow keys to
align the needle with the center of
(refer to page 105).
UTILITY
STITCHES
each pattern's reference lines
Note
With the extra-large embroidery frame attached at any of the three installation positions (top, middle, or
bottom), patterns A, B, and C can be combined and embroidered.
Pattern A: Before embroidering, press the LAYOUT key, press
, and then
so that it appears as
, and then
to move the pattern to +3.60.
Pattern B: Embroider the pattern without changing its position.
Pattern C: Before embroidering, press the LAYOUT key, press
press
to move the pattern to -3.60.
Example: To embroider "ABCDEFGHIJK"
1. Mark the location on the fabric where you
wish to embroider the design.
MAINTENANCE
Connecting letters
EMBROIDERING
press
so that it appears as
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STITCH DESIGNS)
When combining patterns from embroidery cards no. 14 and 31:
ERROR
MESSAGES
2
SEWING CHART
Position the embroidery sheet over the entire
design drawn on the fabric so that the
reference lines of the embroidery sheet align
with the center of the design, and then draw
reference lines for the entire design.
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CONTENTS
SEWING
1 Top installation position
SETTING UP
3. Stretch the fabric between the inner and
outer embroidery frames while making sure
that the reference lines on the embroidery
sheet remain aligned with reference lines for
the design drawn on the fabric. Then, attach
the embroidery frame to the embroidery arm
at the top installation position. (Refer to
pages 90 - 92 for more details on attaching
the embroidery frame.)
4. Select a medium size font and type in
"ABCDEF".
vertically by pressing the SET key, then
LAYOUT key, and then pressing
that it appears as
so
(refer to page
so that it appears as
.
2 Do not cut the thread after embroidering
"ABCDEF".
EMBROIDERING
6. Use the arrow keys to align the needle with
the point where the reference lines cross
each other, and then begin embroidering.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
106).
Press
UTILITY
STITCHES
5. Rotate the pattern so that it is positioned
7. Remove the embroidery frame, and then reattach it to the embroidery arm at the bottom
installation position.
MAINTENANCE
8. Erase "ABCDEF", and then type in "GHIJK".
ERROR
MESSAGES
9. Position the frame so that the pattern will be
LAYOUT key, pressing
appears as
so that it
(refer to page 107), and
then using the arrow keys to align the needle
page 105).
3 Last stitch after embroidering "ABCDEF"
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with the last stitch of "ABCDEF" (refer to
SEWING CHART
embroidered correctly by pressing the
CONTENTS
Combining a frame pattern with a design
SETTING UP
1. Create a frame pattern, and then embroider it.
A cross (+) is sewn in the center of the frame after it is
embroidered. This mark can be used as a guide for
positioning characters or other patterns within the frame.
SEWING
2. Create the inner design, and then press the SET key, then
the LAYOUT key to display the layout screen.
1. After embroidering a frame and the inner design, select the
, as the stitch, and then sew
the same frame pattern around the outside of the original
frame so that it is slightly larger than the original.
MAINTENANCE
2. Cut cleanly around the outside frame, following the line of
the outside stitching.
EMBROIDERING
same frame pattern, press
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STITCH DESIGNS)
Making badges or decorative patches
UTILITY
STITCHES
3. Select the center needle position (Make sure the button
appears as
.), and then adjust the embroidery pattern
position so that the hole in embroidery foot Q aligns with “+”.
Then, embroider the design.
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MESSAGES
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PATTERNS
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CONTENTS
Embroidering appliqués (using a frame pattern)
You can easily sew appliqués by adjusting frame patterns to the same shape and size as the appliqué.
2. Select the frame shape to be embroidered and press
SETTING UP
1. Select the appliqué material for the project, attach stabilizer
material to it, place it in the embroidery frame, and then
attach the embroidery frame to the machine.
as
the stitch. Embroider the frame onto the appliqué material.
neatly around the outside of the shape made by the stitches.
frame pattern shape and the same stitch as in step 2.
UTILITY
STITCHES
3. Embroider the base fabric in the same way using the same
SEWING
Remove the fabric from the embroidery frame, and cut
MY CUSTOM
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(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
5. Without changing the frame shape or size, select an
MAINTENANCE
1
EMBROIDERING
4. Apply a thin layer of fabric glue to the back of the appliqué
embroidered in step 2, and then attach it to the base fabric
so that it aligns with the embroidered frame pattern.
1 Fabric glue
appliqué stitch, and embroider the appliqué material onto
SEWING CHART
1
ERROR
MESSAGES
the project.
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CONTENTS
Embroidering onto small pieces of fabric or in corners
SEWING
1
Case A
1 Fabric
2 Iron on the stabilizer material. (If you do not
wish to use an iron, attach the stabilizer
material with a basting stitch.)
3 Stabilizer
SETTING UP
Use stabilizer material to provide extra support while embroidering. After embroidering is completed,
carefully remove the stabilizer material. Use stabilizer material which is specially designed for
embroidering.
2
UTILITY
STITCHES
3
EMBROIDERING
1
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STITCH DESIGNS)
Case B
1 Fabric
2 Stabilizer
2
MAINTENANCE
Case C
1 Ribbon (Secure with double-sided tape.)
2 Stabilizer
1
SEWING CHART
2
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Note
Temporary spray-on adhesive can also be used
to secure unusually shaped objects. If adhesive is
used, some glue may get on the presser foot,
needle and needle plate. After finishing
embroidering the appliqué pattern, clean away
the glue.
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CLEANING
CONTENTS
MAINTENANCE
Cleaning the screen
SETTING UP
CAUTION
Disconnect the power supply cord from the wall socket before cleaning the screen, otherwise
injuries or an electric shock may occur.
If the front panel is dirty, wipe it gently with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use any organic solvents or detergents.
SEWING
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 wet cloth, wipe it again with a dry cloth.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
CAUTION
Disconnect the power supply cord from the wall socket before cleaning the machine surface,
otherwise injuries or an electric shock may occur.
UTILITY
STITCHES
Cleaning the machine surface
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
CAUTION
Disconnect the power supply cord from the wall socket before cleaning the shuttle, otherwise
injuries or an electric shock may occur.
SEWING CHART
Sewing performance will suffer and bobbin thread detection will become unreliable if dust collects in the
shuttle; therefore, it should be kept clean at all times.
ERROR
MESSAGES
Cleaning the shuttle
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CONTENTS
5
SETTING UP
1. Set the main power switch to “ O ”, and then
remove the presser foot holder and the
needle.
SEWING
2. Loosen the screws with the enclosed
screwdriver or disc-shaped screwdriver.
3
5
UTILITY
STITCHES
3. Remove the needle plate.
1 Needle plate
2
5. Take out the shuttle.
1
ERROR
MESSAGES
6. Remove accumulated lint and thread from the
inside of the shuttle and race with a brush or a
vacuum cleaner.
1 Race
2 Shuttle
6
MAINTENANCE
5
EMBROIDERING
4. Turn the balance wheel towards you until the
edge of the notch in the shuttle aligns with the
edge of the race shelf, and then remove the
race.
1 Edge of notch in shuttle
2 Edge of race shelf
1
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1
2
2
123
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
1
Note
Lint and dust accumulated in the race will
sometimes cause poor stitching or a malfunction
of the bobbin thread sensor.
SEWING CHART
7. Insert the shuttle by aligning the projection on
the shuttle with the spring on the stopper.
1 Projection
2 Spring
2. Loosen the screw on the back of the sewing machine head.
3. Remove the end cap.
1 Screw
2 End cap
1
SEWING
2
SETTING UP
1. Set the main power switch to “ O ” and unplug the power
supply cord from the electrical outlet prior.
CONTENTS
CHANGING THE LIGHT BULB
4. Replace the snap-in light bulb with a new one.
1 Light bulb
5. Re-attach the end cap.
1
2
EMBROIDERING
6. Tighten the screw.
1 Screw
2 End cap
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
1
UTILITY
STITCHES
Note
Light bulbs are available through your dealer. (12 V, 5 W; Parts
code XA2037001)
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
124
If the machine is not properly set when the start/stop button is pressed, or if a correction of your operating
procedure is required, the machine will not start and will instruct you with an alarm and a warning message
on the LCD.
This message appears when the motor becomes locked, such
as when the thread is entangled.
SETTING UP
Warning messages
CONTENTS
ERROR MESSAGES
SEWING
This message appears when the start/stop button is pushed
while the foot controller is connected.
UTILITY
STITCHES
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
125
SEWING CHART
This message appears when the start/stop button or
reverse/reinforcement stitch button is pressed while a pattern
other than a buttonhole is selected and the buttonhole lever is
lowered.
ERROR
MESSAGES
This message appears when the start/stop button,
reverse/reinforcement stitch button, thread cutter button or the
foot controller is pressed while the presser foot lever is raised.
MAINTENANCE
This message appears when the embroidery unit is being
initialized, but the presser foot is lowered.
EMBROIDERING
This message appears when the reverse/reinforcement stitch
button, needle position button or thread cutter button is pushed
while the bobbin winder shaft is moved to the right.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
This message appears when the start/stop button, or
reverse/reinforcement stitch button is pressed, but no pattern
has been selected.
CONTENTS
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
This message appears when the FONT/DECORATIVE key or
MEMORY key is pressed while the embroidery unit is not
installed.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
This message appears when the machine detects that either
there is no upper thread or it is cut. If the upper thread is cut, rethread it.
UTILITY
STITCHES
This message appears when the machine detects that the
amount of bobbin thread remaining is low.
SEWING
This message is displayed when trying to combine more stitch
patterns than possible.
SETTING UP
This message appears when the start/stop button or
reverse/reinforcement stitch button is pressed while a
buttonhole pattern is selected and the buttonhole lever is raised.
This message appears when the reverse/reinforcement stitch
button is pressed while the embroidery unit is installed.
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
This message appears when the SEWING key is pressed while
the embroidery unit is installed.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
126
CONTENTS
EMBROIDERING
This message appears when the pattern that you tried to store
could not be stored.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
This message appears when you try to save a pattern design
while using the MY CUSTOM STITCHTM function before the
stitch has been completely created and the END key is pressed,
or when the start/stop button is pressed before the frame
pattern has been completely created.
UTILITY
STITCHES
This message appears when the entered characters are too
long to fit within the embroidery frame. More characters may be
added if the pattern is rotated 90 degrees.
SEWING
This message appears when the foot controller is used while
the embroidery unit is installed.
SETTING UP
This message appears when the STITCH ADJUST key is
pressed before selecting a pattern.
MAINTENANCE
SEWING CHART
This message appears when trying to retrieve a pattern from a
memory card that is not inserted.
ERROR
MESSAGES
This message appears when trying to retrieve a pattern, but no
patterns have been stored.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
127
CONTENTS
is pressed while no memory
SEWING
This message appears when
is pressed while a memory
card that cannot be read by this machine is inserted.
SETTING UP
This message appears when
card is inserted into the slot.
This message appears when trying to retrieve a pattern from
one memory card while a different memory card is inserted.
UTILITY
STITCHES
This message appears if an attempt is made to move the
embroidery frame while the needle is lowered.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
This message appears when the size of the pattern is changed
so that it exceeds the size of the embroidery area.
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
This message appears if the needle is lowered when the sewing
machine is turned on.
SEWING CHART
Operation messages
This message appears while the bobbin is winding.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
128
CONTENTS
SEWING
This message appears while storing a pattern in the memory.
SETTING UP
This message appears when the sewing machine is turned on
while the embroidery unit is installed.
UTILITY
STITCHES
Troubleshooting
1. Press the OPERATION GUIDE button.
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
This sewing machine is equipped with an easy-to-use troubleshooting feature, which provides assistance
when there is a problem sewing. Press the corresponding key for the problem to see possible causes of
the problem.
EMBROIDERING
2. Press the NEXT key.
MAINTENANCE
3. Press the TROUBLE CHECK key.
ERROR
MESSAGES
4. Press the key describing the problem.
SEWING CHART
5. Follow the advice to check the sewing machine.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
6. Press the END key to quit the troubleshooting function.
129
CONTENTS
Thread and stitch problems
2. Remove thread ends from race and
shuttle.
3. Spool of thread is not correctly set.
3. Set spool of thread correctly.
4. Correct needle is not used.
4. Install proper needle.
5. Shuttle is damaged.
5. Contact service representative.
1. Upper thread is tangled.
1. Remove thread ends from race and
inner shuttle and from around spool
pin.
2. Bobbin is not threaded properly.
2. Re-thread bobbin thread.
1. Needle is not correctly inserted.
1. Insert needle correctly.
2. Correct needle is not used.
2. Install proper needle.
3. The combination of fabric, thread and
needle is not correct.
3. Check “FABRIC/THREAD/NEEDLE
COMBINATIONS” chart on page 19.
4. Dust is clinging to bottom of needle
plate.
4. Remove dust by cleaning with a brush.
5. Upper threading is not correct.
5. Re-thread upper thread.
1. Threading is not correct
1. Re-thread upper and bobbin threads
correctly.
2. Correct needle is not used.
2. Install proper needle.
3. Combination of fabric, thread and
needle is not correct.
3. Check “FABRIC/THREAD/NEEDLE
COMBINATIONS” chart on page 19.
4. Thread tension is set to AUTO.
4. Refer to “THREAD TENSION” on page
34.
1. Needle is not correctly inserted.
1. Insert needle correctly.
2. Needle threader lever cannot be
lowered.
2. Turn balance wheel to raise needle to
its highest position.
1. Upper threading is not correct.
1. Re-thread upper thread.
2. Bobbin is not threaded correctly.
2. Re-thread bobbin thread.
3. Combination of fabric, thread and
needle is not correct.
3. Check “FABRIC/THREAD/NEEDLE
COMBINATIONS” chart on page 19.
4. Thread tension is set to AUTO.
4. Refer to “THREAD TENSION” on page
34.
2. Bobbin thread breaks
3. Skipped stitches
4. Fabric puckers
5. Inability to thread needle
6. Inability to adjust thread tension
SEWING CHART
2. Upper thread is tangled.
ERROR
MESSAGES
1. Re-thread upper thread.
MAINTENANCE
1. Upper threading is not correct.
EMBROIDERING
1. Upper thread breaks
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Remedy
UTILITY
STITCHES
Probable cause
SEWING
Symptom
SETTING UP
Before calling for service, check the following items. If the problem persists, contact the store where the
sewing machine was purchased or your nearest service representative.
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
130
CONTENTS
Mechanical problems
Probable cause
Remedy
1. Fabric is not fed properly
1. Feed dogs are lowered.
1. Raise feed dogs.
2. Combination of selected stitch and
presser foot is not correct.
2. Attach correct presser foot.
3. Correct needle is not being used.
3. Install correct needle.
4. Thread is entangled.
4. Remove thread ends from race or
inner shuttle.
1. Needle is not correctly inserted.
1. Insert needle correctly.
2. Correct needle is not used.
2. Install proper needle.
3. Combination of fabric, thread and
needle is not correct.
3. Check “FABRIC/THREAD/NEEDLE
COMBINATIONS” chart on page 19.
4. Fabric is pulled too much.
4. Sew without pulling fabric; just guide it.
3. Machine is noisy, or running at a slow
speed, or thread trimming is not good
1. Dust is clinging to bottom of needle
plate.
1. Remove dust by cleaning with a brush.
4. Machine does not start
1. Start/stop button is not pressed.
1. Press start/stop button.
2. Machine is turned off.
2. Set main power switch to “ I ”.
3. Presser foot is not lowered.
3. Lower presser foot lever.
4. Check for error messages on LCD.
4. Refer to “ERROR MESSAGES” on
page 125.
1. Machine is turned off.
1. Set main power switch to “ I ”.
2. Embroidery unit is not correctly
attached.
2. Correctly attach embroidery unit to
sewing machine.
3. Memory card is not inserted.
3. Turn off machine, then insert memory
card.
4. Check for error messages on LCD.
4. Refer to “ERROR MESSAGES” on
page 125.
5. Embroidery unit was not correctly
initialized.
5. Refer to “Initializing the embroidery
unit” on page 87.
UTILITY
STITCHES
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
5. Embroidery unit does not work
SEWING
2. Needle breaks
SETTING UP
Symptom
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
131
★
★
C
T
R
–
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
Stretch
stitch
J
Basting
stitch
Buttonhole
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
Overcasting
G
J
Reinforcement
of skirts
R
Buttonholes
for thick coats
Buttonhole
Buttonholes
for pajamas
and shirts
Buttonholes
for stretch
fabrics
Buttonholes
for stretch
fabrics
First step in
making a bound
buttonhole
REVERSE/REINFORCEMENT STITCHING
STITCH WIDTH
ADJUSTMENT
STITCH LENGTH
ADJUSTMENT
AUTOMATIC THREAD
CUTTING
AUTOMATIC REVERSE/
REINFORCEMENT STITCHING
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
L
S
C
T
Attaching
buttons
★
–
C
T
Appliqués
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
Darning of
thick fabrics
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
Tape
attaching
J
★
★
C
T
Eyelet
N
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
★
★
★
★
Button
sewing
Appliqué
J
T
Scallop
stitch
N
C
T
Smocking
stitch
★
C
T
★
C
T
Patchwork
stitch
J
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
Fagoting
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
★
★
C
T
Appliqué
Attaching tape to
thin and medium
stretch fabrics
For making
eyelet on belt,
etc.
N
Decorating collar
of blouse, edge
of handkerchief
Smocking,
decorative
stitching
Patchwork
stitches, decorative
stitching
Patchwork
stitches, decorative
stitching
Patchwork
stitches, decorative
stitching
Fagoting,
decorative
stitching
Fagoting,
decorative
stitching
Decorative
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
132
A
T
SEWING CHART
Reinforcement
of skirts with
stretch fabrics
Buttonholes
for blouses
and shirts
Buttonholes
for jeans and
trousers
C
ERROR
MESSAGES
Blind hem
stitch
R
UTILITY STITCH
Reinforcing of medium
stretch fabric and thick
fabrics, decorative stitching
Reinforcing of
medium, thick and
easily frayed fabrics
Reinforcement
of stretch
fabrics
Reinforcement
of stretch
fabrics
J
★
MAINTENANCE
UTILITY STITCH
Reinforcing of
thick fabrics
★
EMBROIDERING
G
T
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Elastic
zigzag
C
Reinforcement
of pockets,
etc.
Darning of
medium
fabrics
Bar tack
M
Overcasting (medium,
thick and stretch fabrics),
tape attaching, darning
Overcasting (medium
and stretch fabrics), tape
attaching, darning
Reinforcing of
thin and
medium fabrics
★
Buttonholes
for thick coats
Darning
Overcasting,
patchwork
★
A
Basting
Zigzag
stitch
USE
PATTERN
NAME OF PATTERN
TYPE OF PRESSER
FOOT
Buttonholes
for suits and
overalls
Buttonholes
for jeans and
trousers
UTILITY
STITCHES
General
reinforcement
sewing
Straight stitching (attaching
sleeves, reinforcing,
sewing stretch fabrics)
Triple
stretch
stitch
SELECTION KEY
REVERSE/REINFORCEMENT STITCHING
STITCH WIDTH
ADJUSTMENT
STITCH LENGTH
ADJUSTMENT
AUTOMATIC THREAD
CUTTING
AUTOMATIC REVERSE/
REINFORCEMENT STITCHING
USE
TYPE OF PRESSER
FOOT
PATTERN
NAME OF PATTERN
SELECTION KEY
Straight
(Mid)
R
SEWING
General
sewing,
gathering,
pintuck
sewing, etc.
SETTING UP
Straight
(Left)
CONTENTS
SEWING CHART
C
T
Decorative
stitching
★
★
C
T
J
UTILITY STITCH
★
★
C
T
Decorative
stitching
★
★
C
T
Decorative stitching
of thin to medium
stretch fabrics
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
REVERSE/REINFORCEMENT STITCHING
STITCH WIDTH
ADJUSTMENT
STITCH LENGTH
ADJUSTMENT
AUTOMATIC THREAD
CUTTING
AUTOMATIC REVERSE/
REINFORCEMENT STITCHING
TYPE OF PRESSER
FOOT
PATTERN
NAME OF PATTERN
SELECTION KEY
USE
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
Decorative
hems
★
★
C
T
ERROR
MESSAGES
T
C
MAINTENANCE
Satin
stitch
C
★
EMBROIDERING
N
★
N
★
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Heirloom
★
Satin
stitch
Decorative
hems
UTILITY
STITCHES
Decorative
Decorative stitching
for cuffs made from
stretch fabrics
Decorative stitching
for cuffs made from
stretch fabrics
UTILITY STITCH
REVERSE/REINFORCEMENT STITCHING
STITCH WIDTH
ADJUSTMENT
STITCH LENGTH
ADJUSTMENT
AUTOMATIC THREAD
CUTTING
AUTOMATIC REVERSE/
REINFORCEMENT STITCHING
TYPE OF PRESSER
FOOT
PATTERN
NAME OF PATTERN
USE
★
SEWING
★
SETTING UP
SELECTION KEY
CONTENTS
Decorative
stitching
N
N
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
133
AUTOMATIC
REVERSE/REINFORCEMENT STITCHING
–
C
T
ONE-POINT PATTERN
Patterns
–
C
T
MEMORY CARD
(SOLD SEPARATELY)
Characters
–
C
T
STITCH WIDTH
ADJUSTMENT
USE
SELECTION KEY
FRAME PATTERN
STITCH LENGTH
ADJUSTMENT
Frame pattern
TYPE OF PRESSER
FOOT
T
NAME OF PATTERN
C
SEWING
–
SETTING UP
AUTOMATIC THREAD
CUTTING
CONTENTS
Character sewing
ALPHABET
Q
EMBROIDERY
UTILITY
STITCHES
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
R : Sews in reverse when the reverse/reinforcement stitch button is pressed.
: Three reinforcement stitches will be sewn when the reverse/reinforcement stitch button is pressed.
★ : Adjustable
– : Non-adjustable
L, M, S or L, S:
Pattern size can be changed
L (large)
M (medium)
S (small)
T : If automatic thread cutting and automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching are turned on before you
start sewing, pressing just the start/stop button automatically sews reverse stitches before sewing.
In addition, pressing the reverse/reinforcement stitch button at the end of the stitching automatically
sews reverse stitches, trims the threads and stops the machine.
T : Reinforcement stitches will be sewn automatically at the start of sewing. Press the
reverse/reinforcement stitch button to sew reinforcement stitches automatically at the finish of
sewing.
C : Programmed automatic thread cutting is available.
C : Automatic thread cutting is available.
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
134
CONTENTS
PATTERNS (PROGRAMMED IN MACHINE)
Utility stitches
SETTING UP
SEWING
UTILITY
STITCHES
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Character embroidering
EMBROIDERING
Sizes: L 30 mm (1-3/16”), M 15 mm (9/16”), S 7.5 mm (1/4”)
(Approximate size)
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
135
CONTENTS
Frame pattern embroidering
Sizes can be enlarged or reduced.
SETTING UP
Frames
SEWING
Stitches
UTILITY
STITCHES
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
Floral alphabet
EMBROIDERING
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 810
4 ..... 205
5 ..... 612
6 ..... 070
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 205
4 ..... 810
5 ..... 612
6 ..... 070
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 810
4 ..... 070
5 ..... 612
6 ..... 205
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 070
4 ..... 810
5 ..... 205
6 ..... 612
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 205
4 ..... 612
5 ..... 070
6 ..... 810
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 612
4 ..... 810
5 ..... 205
6 ..... 070
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 612
4 ..... 810
5 ..... 070
6 ..... 205
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 612
4 ..... 810
5 ..... 070
6 ..... 205
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 810
4 ..... 612
5 ..... 205
6 ..... 070
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 810
4 ..... 205
5 ..... 612
6 ..... 070
ERROR
MESSAGES
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 810
4 ..... 205
5 ..... 070
6 ..... 612
MAINTENANCE
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 810
4 ..... 070
5 ..... 612
6 ..... 205
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
136
CONTENTS
SETTING UP
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 612
4 ..... 810
5 ..... 070
6 ..... 205
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 810
4 ..... 070
5 ..... 205
6 ..... 612
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 810
4 ..... 070
5 ..... 205
6 ..... 070
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 612
4 ..... 070
5 ..... 810
6 ..... 205
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 810
4 ..... 612
5 ..... 205
6 ..... 070
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 810
4 ..... 205
5 ..... 612
6 ..... 070
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 810
4 ..... 612
5 ..... 070
6 ..... 205
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 810
4 ..... 070
5 ..... 612
6 ..... 205
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 612
4 ..... 810
5 ..... 070
6 ..... 205
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 070
4 ..... 810
5 ..... 205
6 ..... 612
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 070
4 ..... 810
5 ..... 612
6 ..... 205
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 810
4 ..... 205
5 ..... 612
6 ..... 070
UTILITY
STITCHES
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 070
4 ..... 810
5 ..... 612
6 ..... 205
SEWING
1 ..... 017
2 ..... 513
3 ..... 205
4 ..... 612
5 ..... 810
6 ..... 070
MY CUSTOM
STITCHTM
(CREATE YOUR OWN
STITCH DESIGNS)
EMBROIDERING
MAINTENANCE
ERROR
MESSAGES
SEWING CHART
PATTERNS
(PROGRAMMED
IN MACHINE)
137
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