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Operation Manual

Sewing Machine

Product Code: 882-D00

Be sure to read this document before using the machine.

We recommend that you keep this document nearby for future reference.

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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for purchasing this machine. Before using this machine, carefully read the “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS”, and then study this manual for the correct operation of the various functions. In addition, after you have finished reading this manual, store it where it can quickly be accessed for future reference.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Please read these safety instructions before attempting to use the machine.

DANGER - To reduce the risk of electrical shock

1Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet immediately after using, when cleaning, making any user servicing adjustments mentioned in this manual, or if you are leaving the machine unattended.

WARNING - To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electrical shock, or injury to

persons.

2Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when making any adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual.

To unplug the machine, switch the machine to the symbol “O” position to turn it off, then grasp the plug and pull it out of the electrical outlet. Do not pull on the cord.

Plug the machine directly into the electrical outlet. Do not use an extension cord.

Always unplug your machine if the power is cut.

3Electrical Hazards:

This machine should be connected to an AC power source within the range indicated on the rating label. Do not connect it to a DC power source or inverter. If you are not sure what kind of power source you have, contact a qualified electrician.

This machine is approved for use in the country of purchase only.

4Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, has been dropped or

damaged, or water is spilled on the unit. Return the machine to the nearest authorized dealer for examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.

While the machine is stored or in use if you notice anything unusual, such as an odor, heat, discoloration or deformation, stop using the machine immediately and unplug the power cord.

When transporting the sewing machine, be sure to carry it by its handle. Lifting the sewing machine by any other part may damage the machine or result in the machine falling, which could cause injuries.

When lifting the sewing machine, be careful not to make any sudden or careless movements, otherwise you may injure your back or knees.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

5Always keep your work area clear:

Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the sewing machine and foot control free from the build up of lint, dust, and loose cloth.

Do not store objects on the foot controller.

Do not use extension cords. Plug the machine directly into the electrical outlet.

Never drop or insert foreign objects in any opening.

Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered.

Do not use the machine near a heat source, such as a stove or iron; otherwise, the machine, power cord or garment being sewn may ignite, resulting in fire or an electric shock.

Do not place this sewing machine on an unstable surface, such as an unsteady or slanted table, otherwise the sewing machine may fall, resulting in injuries.

6Special care is required when sewing:

Always pay close attention to the needle. Do not use bent or damaged needles.

Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the machine needle.

Switch the sewing machine to the symbol “O” position to turn it off when making any adjustments in the needle area.

Do not use a damaged or incorrect needle plate, as it could cause the needle to break.

Do not push or pull the fabric when sewing, and follow careful instruction when free motion stitching so that you do not deflect the needle and cause it to break.

7This machine is not a toy:

Your close attention is necessary when the machine is used by or near children.

The plastic bag that this sewing machine was supplied in should be kept out of the reach of children or disposed of. Never allow children to play with the bag due to the danger of suffocation.

Do not use outdoors.

8For a longer service life:

When storing this machine, avoid direct sunlight and high humidity locations. Do not use or store the machine near a space heater, iron, halogen lamp, or other hot objects.

Use only neutral soaps or detergents to clean the case. Benzene, thinner, and scouring powders can damage the case and machine, and should never be used.

Always consult the operation manual when replacing or installing any assemblies, the presser feet, needle, or other parts to assure correct installation.

9For repair or adjustment:

If the light unit is damaged, it must be replaced by an authorized dealer.

In the event a malfunction occurs or adjustment is required, first follow the troubleshooting table in the back of the operation manual to inspect and adjust the machine yourself. If the problem persists, please consult your local authorized Brother dealer.

Use this machine only for its intended use as described in the manual.

Use accessories recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual.

Use only the interface cable (USB cable) included with this machine.

Use only a mouse designed specifically for this machine.

Use only the sensor pen included with this machine.

The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice. For additional product information and updates, visit our website at www.brother.com

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

This machine is intended for household use.

This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision.

FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA

AND CYPRUS ONLY

IMPORTANT

In the event of replacing the plug fuse, use a fuse approved by ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying the mark, rating as marked on plug.

Always replace the fuse cover. Never use plugs with the fuse cover omitted.

If the available electrical outlet is not suitable for the plug supplied with this equipment, you should contact your authorized dealer to obtain the correct lead.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Declaration of Conformity (For USA Only)

Responsible Party:

Brother International Corporation

 

100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard

 

Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911USA

 

TEL : (908) 704-1700

declares that the product

 

Product Name:

Brother Sewing Machine

Model Number:

VQ3000

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

The included interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a Class B digital device.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Laser Notices (For U.S.A. only)

Laser Safety

This sewing machine is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968. This means that the sewing machine does not produce hazardous laser radiation.

IEC 60825-1Specification

This sewing machine is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 60825-1:2007specifications.

The laser beam emitted by the laser unit installed in this machine is restricted to an output at a safe level. However, the machine contains 7-milliwat,650-660nanometerwavelength,6-12degree at parallel divergence angle,24-34degree at perpendicular divergence angle, InGaAlP laser diodes. Therefore, eye damage may result from disassembling or altering this machine.

Safety precautions have been designed to prevent any possible laser beam exposure to the operator.

FDA Regulations

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has implemented regulations for laser products manufactured on and after August 2,

1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States. The label shown on the back of the sewing machine indicates compliance with the FDA regulations and must be attached to laser products marketed in the United States.

Brother Industries, Ltd.

15-1,Naeshiro-cho,Mizuho-ku,Nagoya467-8561,JAPAN

This product complies with FDA performance standards for laser products except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007.

CAUTION

Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other than those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Laser Notices (For countries except U.S.A.)

IEC 60825-1Specification

This sewing machine is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 60825-1:2007specifications.

The laser beam emitted by the laser unit installed in this machine is restricted to an output at a safe level. However, the machine contains 7-milliwat,650-660nanometerwavelength,6-12degree at parallel divergence angle,24-34degree at perpendicular divergence angle, InGaAlP laser diodes. Therefore, eye damage may result from disassembling or altering this machine.

Safety precautions have been designed to prevent any possible laser beam exposure to the operator.

CAUTION

This sewing machine has a Class 3B Laser Diode in the Laser Unit. The Laser Unit should not be opened under any circumstances.

Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of procedures other than those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

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OUTSTANDING FEATURES

OUTSTANDING FEATURES

Setting Laser Guideline Marker as a Guide to Sew

The guideline marker shows the sewing position. You can adjust the sewing position by moving the guideline marker while checking the guideline marker on the fabric. You don’t need to look for the needle drop point to check the sewing position.

Other various adjustments are available using the guideline marker.

See “USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH” on page B-64.

Useful Sensor Function - Variety

of Functions

When sewing, you can specify easily the guideline marker position, the needle drop position, the width and “L/R SHIFT” of the stitch, and sewing end point, using the sensor pen.

See “USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH” on page B-64.

Expanding Your Creativity with Dual Feed Foot

Do you feel like trying a new material, like thin fabric or nylon fabric?

Included dual feed foot works very effectively when sewing those difficult materials. This foot also works effectively when you sew the different type of materials together, like thin fabric with thick fabric. You can adjust the feed length for the various fabric types.

See “Using the Dual Feed Foot” on page B-54.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE

B Basic operations

After purchasing your machine, be sure to read this section first. This section provides details on the initial setup procedures as well as descriptions of this machine’s more useful functions.

Chapter 1 Getting Ready

Chapter 2 Sensor Functions

To learn the operation of the principal parts and the

Try the new function using the supplied sensor pen

screens

Page B-58

Page B-18

 

S Sewing

This section describes procedures for using the various utility stitches as well as other functions. It provides details on basic machine sewing in addition to the more expressive features of the machine, from sewing tubular pieces and buttonholes to sewing the character and decorative stitch patterns.

Chapter 1 Sewing Basics

Chapter 2 Utility Stitches

To learn how to prepare for sewing and basic sewing

Pre-programmedwith more than 100 frequently used

operations

stitches

Page S-2

Page S-20

Chapter 3 Character/Decorative

Chapter 4 MY CUSTOM STITCH

Stitches

Create original decorative stitches

The variety of stitches widen your creativity

Page S-102

Page S-76

 

A Appendix

This section provides important information for operating this machine.

Chapter 1 How to Create Bobbin

Chapter 2 Maintenance and

Work

Troubleshooting

To learn how to create bobbin work

Find troubleshooting tips and pointers as well as how

Page A-2

to keep your machine in the best working condition.

 

Page A-14

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CONTENTS

CONTENTS

 

TRADEMARKS

 

INTRODUCTION.................................................

1

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ................

1

OUTSTANDING FEATURES .................................

7

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE.....

8

NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR

 

FUNCTIONS........................................................

11

Machine ..............................................................................

11

Needle and Presser Foot Section ..........................................

12

Operation Buttons................................................................

13

Using the Flat Bed Attachment .............................................

13

Included Accessories ...........................................................

14

Options................................................................................

16

B Basic operations

 

Chapter1 Getting Ready

18

TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF ..................

19

Setting Your Machine for the First Time ...............................

20

LCD SCREEN ......................................................

22

Using the Machine Setting Mode Key .................................

25

Using the Sewing Machine Help Key ..................................

30

Using the Operation Guide Function ...................................

31

Using the Sewing Guide Function ........................................

32

Using the Pattern Explanation Function................................

33

LOWER THREADING.........................................

34

Winding the Bobbin.............................................................

34

Setting the Bobbin................................................................

39

Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread..............................................

41

UPPER THREADING ..........................................

42

Upper Threading..................................................................

42

Using the Twin Needle Mode ..............................................

45

Using Threads that Unwind Quickly ....................................

47

CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT ......................

49

Removing the Presser Foot ...................................................

49

Attaching the Presser Foot ....................................................

49

Attaching the Presser Foot with the Included Adapter ..........

49

CHANGING THE NEEDLE..................................

51

ABOUT THE NEEDLE AND FABRIC ...................

52

About the Needle.................................................................

52

Fabric/Thread/Needle Combinations ....................................

52

USING FUNCTIONS BY CONNECTING THE

 

ACCESSORY TO THE MACHINE........................

53

Using USB Media ................................................................

53

Connecting the Machine to the Computer............................

53

Using a USB Mouse .............................................................

54

Using the Dual Feed Foot ....................................................

54

Chapter2 Sensor Functions

58

CONVENIENT SEWING FEATURES

 

BY USING THE SENSOR PEN.............................

59

CONNECTING THE SENSOR PEN .....................

59

Using the Sensor Pen Holder ...............................................

60

USING THE SENSOR PEN ..................................

61

Using the Sensor Pen ...........................................................

61

Important Information about Sensor Pen ..............................

61

Calibrating the Sensor Pen ...................................................

62

USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING

 

STITCH...............................................................

64

Sensor Function Area ...........................................................

64

Specifying the Guideline Marker Position

 

With the Sensor Pen.............................................................

64

Specifying the Needle Drop Position With the Sensor Pen

.... 66

Using the Sensor Pen to Specify the Stitching Width

 

and Stitch Position................................................................

67

Using the Sensor Pen to Specify the Sewing End Point..........

69

S Sewing

 

Chapter1 Sewing Basics

2

SEWING ..............................................................

3

Sewing a Stitch.......................................................................

3

Sewing Reinforcement Stitches...............................................

5

Automatic Reinforcement Stitching ........................................

5

Sewing Curves........................................................................

7

Changing Sewing Direction ....................................................

7

Sewing Heavyweight Fabrics ..................................................

7

Sewing Hook-and-LoopFastener ............................................

8

Sewing Lightweight Fabrics ....................................................

9

Sewing Stretch Fabrics............................................................

9

STITCH SETTINGS .............................................

10

Setting the Stitch Width ........................................................

10

Setting the Stitch Length .......................................................

10

Setting the “L/R SHIFT”.........................................................

11

Setting the Thread Tension ...................................................

12

USEFUL FUNCTIONS ........................................

13

Automatic Thread Cutting ....................................................

13

Adjusting the Needle Drop Position with the Guideline

 

Marker (For models equipped with the guideline marker).......

14

Using the Knee Lifter ............................................................

15

Pivoting................................................................................

15

Automatic Fabric Sensor System (Automatic Presser Foot

 

Pressure)...............................................................................

17

Needle Position – Stitch Placement ......................................

18

Locking the Screen ...............................................................

18

Chapter2 Utility Stitches

20

SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES .........................

21

Selecting a Stitch ..................................................................

21

Saving Your Stitch Settings ...................................................

22

SEWING THE STITCHES ....................................

24

Straight Stitches ....................................................................

24

Dart Seam ............................................................................

28

Gathering .............................................................................

29

Flat Fell Seam .......................................................................

29

Pintuck.................................................................................

30

Zigzag Stitches .....................................................................

31

Elastic Zigzag Stitches ..........................................................

33

Overcasting..........................................................................

33

Quilting................................................................................

35

Blind Hem Stitches...............................................................

45

Appliqué ..............................................................................

48

Shelltuck Stitches .................................................................

49

Scallop Stitches ....................................................................

50

Crazy Quilting......................................................................

50

Smocking Stitches ................................................................

51

Fagoting ...............................................................................

52

Tape or Elastic Attaching ......................................................

52

Heirloom..............................................................................

53

One-stepButtonholes...........................................................

55

Darning................................................................................

58

Bar Tacks .............................................................................

59

Button Sewing ......................................................................

61

Eyelet ...................................................................................

62

Multi-directionalSewing (Straight Stitch and Zigzag Stitch) .......

63

Zipper Insertion....................................................................

64

STITCH SETTING CHART ..................................

67

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CONTENTS

Chapter3 Character/Decorative Stitches

76

SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS..........................

77

Selecting Decorative Stitch Patterns/7mm Decorative Stitch

Patterns/Satin Stitch Patterns/7mm Satin Stitch

 

Patterns/Cross Stitch/Utility Decorative Stitch Patterns..........

78

Characters ............................................................................

78

SEWING STITCH PATTERNS ..............................

81

Sewing Attractive Finishes ....................................................

81

Basic Sewing ........................................................................

81

Making Adjustments.............................................................

82

EDITING STITCH PATTERNS .............................

84

Changing the Size ................................................................

86

Changing the Length (for 7mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only) ....

86

Creating a Vertical Mirror Image ..........................................

86

Creating a Horizontal Mirror Image......................................

86

Sewing a Pattern Continuously .............................................

86

Changing Thread Density (for Satin Stitch Patterns Only)......

87

Returning to the Beginning of the Pattern .............................

87

Checking the Image..............................................................

88

COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS ......................

89

Before Combining ................................................................

89

Combining Various Stitch Patterns........................................

89

Combining Large and Small Stitch Patterns...........................

90

Combining Horizontal Mirror Image Stitch Patterns..............

91

Combining Stitch Patterns of Different Length ......................

91

Making Step Stitch Patterns

 

(for 7mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only) .....................................

92

USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION....................

94

Stitch Data Precautions ........................................................

94

Saving Stitch Patterns in the Machine’s Memory...................

95

Saving Stitch Patterns to USB Media.....................................

96

Saving Stitch Patterns in the Computer .................................

97

Retrieving Stitch Patterns from the Machine’s Memory .........

98

Recalling from USB Media ...................................................

99

Recalling from the Computer..............................................

100

Chapter4 MY CUSTOM STITCH

102

DESIGNING A STITCH.....................................

103

ENTERING STITCH DATA ................................

105

USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES ..............

110

Storing Custom Stitches in Your List ...................................

110

Retrieving Stored Stitches ...................................................

111

A Appendix

 

Chapter1 How to Create Bobbin Work

2

ABOUT BOBBIN WORK ......................................

3

PREPARING FOR BOBBIN WORK .......................

3

Required Materials .................................................................

3

Upper Threading ....................................................................

4

Preparing the Bobbin Thread..................................................

5

CREATING BOBBIN WORK .................................

9

Positioning the Fabric and Sewing..........................................

9

Bobbin Work Free Motion Sewing........................................

11

ADJUSTING THE THREAD TENSION ................

12

TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................

13

Chapter2 Maintenance and Troubleshooting

14

CARE AND MAINTENANCE...............................

15

Restrictions on oiling............................................................

15

Precautions on storing the machine......................................

15

Cleaning the LCD Screen .....................................................

15

Cleaning the Machine Casing...............................................

15

Cleaning the Race ................................................................

15

Cleaning the Cutter in the Bobbin Case Area........................

17

About the Maintenance Message..........................................

17

ADJUSTING THE SCREEN ..................................

18

Adjusting the Brightness of the Screen Display.....................

18

Touch Panel is Malfunctioning ............................................

18

TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................

19

Frequent troubleshooting topics...........................................

19

Upper thread tightened up...................................................

19

Tangled thread on wrong side of fabric................................

20

Incorrect thread tension .......................................................

22

Fabric is caught in the machine and cannot be removed .....

23

List of Symptoms..................................................................

26

ERROR MESSAGES.............................................

29

SPECIFICATIONS...............................................

31

UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE .....

32

Upgrade Procedure Using USB Media .................................

32

Upgrade Procedure Using Computer ...................................

33

INDEX................................................................

34

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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

The names of the various parts of the sewing machine and their functions are described below. Before using the sewing machine, carefully read these descriptions to learn the names of the machine parts.

Machine

Front View

aTop cover

Open the top cover to thread the machine and wind the bobbin.

bPre-tensiondisk

Pass the thread around the pre-tensiondisk when winding the bobbin thread. (pageB-34)

cThread guide for bobbin winding

Pass the thread through this thread guide when winding the bobbin thread. (page B-34)

dSpool pin

Place a spool of thread on the spool pin. (page B-42)

eSpool cap

Use the spool cap to hold the spool of thread in place. (page B-42)

fSupplemental spool pin

Use this spool pin to wind the bobbin thread, or to sew with the twin needle. (page B-34,B-45)

gBobbin winder

Use the bobbin winder when winding the bobbin. (page B-34)

hLCD (liquid crystal display)

Settings for the selected stitch and error messages appear in the LCD. (page B-22)

iSpeaker

jKnee lifter

Use the knee lifter to raise and lower the presser foot. (page S-15)

kKnee lifter slot

Insert the knee lifter into the slot. (page S-15)

lOperation buttons (7 buttons) and sewing speed controller

Use these buttons and the slide to operate the sewing machine. (page B-13)

mFlat bed attachment with accessory compartment

Store presser feet and bobbins in the accessory compartment of the flat bed attachment. When sewing cylindrical pieces, remove the flat bed attachment. (page B-13)

nThread cutter

Pass the threads through the thread cutter to cut them. (page B-44)

oThread guide plate

Pass the thread around the thread guide plate when threading upper thread. (page B-42)

Right-side/RearView

aConnector for the presser foot

Connect the dual feed foot. (page B-54)

bHandle

Carry the sewing machine by its handle when transporting the machine.

cPresser foot lever

Raise and lower the presser foot lever to raise and lower the presser foot. (page B-49)

dAir vent

The air vent allows the air surrounding the motor to circulate. Do not cover the air vent while the sewing machine is being used.

eMain power switch

Use the main power switch to turn the sewing machine ON and OFF. (page B-19)

fFoot controller

Depress the foot controller to control the speed of the machine. (page S-4)

gPower cord receptacle

Insert the power cord into the machine receptacle. (page B-19)

hSensor pen holder connector

Connect the included sensor pen holder. The connector hole is covered with the protective cap when purchased. (page B-60)

iSensor pen jack

Connect the sensor pen. (page B-59)

jFoot controller jack

Insert the foot controller plug into its jack on the machine. (page S-4)

kUSB port for computer

In order to import/export patterns between a computer and the machine, plug the USB cable into the USB port. (page B-53,S-97)

lUSB port for mouse / media

In order to send patterns from/to USB media, plug the USB media directly into the USB port. (page B-53,S-96)

Connect the USB mouse to operate with mouse. (page B-54)

mHandwheel

Rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to raise and lower the needle. The wheel should be turned toward the front of the machine.

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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

Needle and Presser Foot Section

aButtonhole lever

The buttonhole lever is used with the one-stepbuttonhole foot to create buttonholes. (pageS-55)

bPresser foot holder screw

Use the presser foot holder screw to hold the presser foot in place. (page B-49)

cPresser foot holder

The presser foot is attached to the presser foot holder. (page B-49)

dPresser foot

The presser foot consistently applies pressure to the fabric as sewing takes place. Attach the appropriate presser foot for the selected stitch. (page B-49)

eFeed dogs

The feed dogs feed the fabric in the sewing direction.

fBobbin cover

Open the bobbin cover to set the bobbin. (page B-39,S-32)

gNeedle plate cover

Remove the needle plate cover to clean the race. (page S-26)

hNeedle plate

The needle plate is marked with guides to help sew straight seams. (page S-26)

iNeedle bar thread guide

Pass the upper thread through the needle bar thread guide. (page B-42)

jNeedle clamp screw

Use the needle clamp screw to hold the needle in place. (page B-49)

Measurements on the needle plate, bobbin cover (with mark) and needle plate cover

The measurements on the bobbin cover are references for patterns with a middle (center) needle position. The measurements on the needle plate and the needle plate cover are references for stitches with a left needle position.

aFor stitches with a middle (center) needle position

bFor stitches with a left needle position

cLeft needle position on the needle plate <inch>

dLeft needle position on the needle plate <cm>

eMiddle (center) needle position on the bobbin cover (with mark) <inch>

fLeft needle position on the needle plate cover <inch>

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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

Operation Buttons

a“Start/Stop” button

Press this button and the machine will sew a few stitches at a slow speed and then begin sewing at the speed set by the sewing speed controller. Press the button again to stop the machine. Hold the button in to sew at the machine’s slowest speed. The button changes color according to the machine’s operation mode.

Green:

The machine is ready to sew or is sewing.

Red:

The machine cannot sew.

b“Reverse Stitch” button

For straight, zigzag, and elastic zigzag stitch patterns that take reverse stitches, the machine will sew reverse stitches at low speed only while holding down the “Reverse Stitch” button. The stitches are sewn in the opposite position.

For other stitches, use this button to sew reinforcement stitches at the beginning and end of sewing. Press and hold this button, and the machine sews 3 stitches in the same spot and stops automatically. (see page S-5)

c“Reinforcement Stitch” button

Use this button to sew a single stitch repeatedly and tie-off.For character/decorative stitches, press this button to end with a full stitch instead of at amid-point.The LED light beside this button lights up while the machine is sewing a full motif, and automatically turns off when the sewing is stopped. (see pageS-5)

d“Needle Position” button

Use this button when changing sewing direction or for detailed sewing in small areas. Press this button to raise or lower the needle position. With this button, you can lower and raise the needle to sew a single stitch.

e“Thread Cutter” button

Press this button after sewing to automatically trim the excess thread.

f“Presser Foot Lifter” button

Press this button to lower the presser foot and apply pressure to the fabric. Press this button again to raise the presser foot.

gSewing Speed controller

Use this controller to adjust the sewing speed. Move the slide to the left to sew at slower speeds. Move the slide to the right to sew at higher speeds. Beginners should sew at a slow speed.

h“Automatic Threading” button

Use this button to automatically thread the needle.

CAUTION

Do not press the thread cutter button after the threads have been cut. The needle may break and threads may become tangled, or damage to the machine may occur.

Using the Flat Bed Attachment

Pull the top of the flat bed attachment to open the accessory compartment.

A presser foot storage tray is stored in the accessory compartment of the flat bed attachment.

aStorage space of the flat bed attachment

bPresser foot storage space of the flat bed attachment

cPresser foot storage tray

There are also storage spaces for optional presser feet, such as the vertical stitch alignment foot “V”.

B-13

NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

Included Accessories

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75/11 2 needles 90/14 2 needles

90/14 2 needles: 2.0/11 needle Ball point needle (gold colored)

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

44

45

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

48

49

50*

*Included accessories vary depending on the countries or regions.

B-14

NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

No.

Part Name

Part Code

 

 

 

 

Americas

Others

 

 

 

 

1

Zigzag foot “J” (on machine)

XF3022

-001

 

 

 

2

Monogramming foot “N”

X53840-351

 

 

 

3

Overcasting foot “G”

XC3098-051

 

 

 

4

Zipper foot “I”

X59370-051

 

 

 

5

Buttonhole foot “A”

X57789-251

 

 

 

6

Blind stitch foot “R”

X56409-051

 

 

 

7

Button fitting foot “M”

130489-001

 

 

 

 

8

Straight stitch foot

SA167

F042N:

 

 

 

XC1973-052

 

 

 

 

9

Free motion quilting foot “C”

XF4737

-001

 

 

 

10

Free motion echo quilting foot

XE0766-001

 

“E”

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

1/4” quilting foot with guide

SA185

F057:

 

 

 

XC7416-252

 

 

 

 

12

Free motion open toe quilting

XF4873

-001

 

foot “O”

 

 

 

 

 

13

Dual feed foot

DF1: XF4166-001(EU area)

 

 

XF3165-001(other area)

 

 

 

14

Adapter

XF3613-001

 

 

 

15

Screw (small)

XA4813-051

 

 

 

16

Needle set

X58358-051

 

 

 

17

Twin needle

X59296-151

 

 

 

 

18

Bobbin × 10

SA156

SFB:

 

(One is on machine.)

 

XA5539-151

 

 

 

 

19

Seam ripper

XF4967

-001

 

 

 

20

Cleaning brush

X59476-051

 

 

 

21

Eyelet punch

XZ5051-001

 

 

 

22

Screwdriver (small)

X55468-051

 

 

 

23

Screwdriver (large)

XC4237-021

 

 

 

24

Disc-shapedscrewdriver

XC1074-051

 

 

 

25

Vertical spool pin

XC8619-052

 

 

 

26

Spool cap (small)

130013-154

 

 

 

27

Spool cap (medium) × 2

X55260-153

 

(One is on machine.)

 

 

 

 

 

28

Spool cap (large)

130012-054

 

 

 

29

Spool cap (special)

XA5752-121

 

 

 

30

Bobbin clip × 10

XE3060-001

 

 

 

31

Spool felt (on machine)

X57045-051

 

 

 

32

Spool net × 2

XA5523-050

 

 

 

33

Touch pen (stylus)

XA9940-051

 

 

 

34

Knee lifter

XA6941-052

 

 

 

35

USB cable

XD0745-051

 

 

 

36

Bobbin case (gray, for bobbin

XE8298-001

 

work)

 

 

 

 

 

37

Straight stitch needle plate

XF3076-001

 

 

 

38

Cord guide bobbin cover

XE8991-101

 

(with single hole)

 

 

 

 

 

39

Bobbin cover (with mark)

XF0750-101

 

 

 

40

Bobbin cover (on machine)

XE8992-101

 

 

 

41

Foot controller

XD0501-151(EUarea)

 

 

XC8816-051(other area)

 

 

 

 

42

Wide table

SAWT6200D

WT10:

 

 

(U.S.A.)

XF4184-001

 

 

SAWT6200DC

 

 

 

(Canada)

 

 

 

 

 

43

Grid sheet set

SA507

GS3:

 

 

 

X81277-151

 

 

 

 

44

Sensor pen

XF4992-001(EU area)

 

 

XF3116-001(other area)

 

 

 

45

Pen holder

XF2973-001

 

 

 

46

Dust cover

XF4569-001

 

 

 

47

Accessory bag

XC4487-021

 

 

 

48

Operation manual

This manual

 

 

 

49

Quick Reference Guide

XF3634-001

 

 

 

 

No.

Part Name

Part Code

 

 

 

 

Americas

Others

 

 

 

 

50

MY CUSTOM STITCH CD*

XE8901

-001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memo

Foot controller: Model T

This foot controller can be used on the machine with product code 882-D00.The product code is mentioned on the machine rating plate.

Always use accessories recommended for this machine.

Placing bobbin clips on bobbins helps prevent the thread from unwinding from the bobbin. In addition, snapping bobbin clips together allows the bobbins to be conveniently stored and prevents them from rolling around if they are dropped.

Included accessories may vary depending on the country or region.

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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

Options

The following are available as optional accessories to be purchased separately from your authorized Brother dealer.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

No.

Part Name

Part Code

 

 

 

 

Americas

Others

 

 

 

 

1

Multi-functionfoot controller

SAMFFC

MFFC1:

 

 

(U.S.A.)

XF4159-001

 

 

SAMFFCC

MFFC1OC:

 

 

(Canada)

XF4471-001

 

 

 

(Australia)

 

 

 

 

2

10 spool stand

SA561

TS5:

 

 

(U.S.A.)

XF4175-001

 

 

SA561C

 

 

 

(Canada)

 

 

 

 

 

3

2 Spool stand

SA562

TS6:

 

 

(U.S.A.)

XF4180-001

 

 

SA562C

 

 

 

(Canada)

 

 

 

 

 

4

Seam guide

SA538

SG1:

 

 

 

XC8483-052

 

 

 

 

5

Walking foot

SA140

F033N:

 

 

 

XC2214-052

 

 

 

 

6

Side cutter foot

SA177

F054:

 

 

 

XC3879-152

 

 

 

 

7

Free-motionquilting foot

SA129

F005N:

 

 

 

XC1948-052

 

 

 

 

8

Circular attachment

SACIRC1

CIRC1:

 

 

 

XE3527-001

 

 

 

 

9

Stitch in the ditch foot

SA191

F065:

 

 

 

XF2339-001

 

 

 

 

10

Vertical stitching alignment

SA189

F063:

 

foot “V”

 

XE5224-001

 

 

 

 

11

USB mouse

XE5334

-101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memo

All specifications are correct at the time of printing. Please be aware that some specifications may change without notice.

B-16

Basic

operations

This section provides details on the initial setup procedures as well as descriptions of this machine’s more useful functions.

Page number starts with “B” in this section.

Chapter1

Getting Ready .......................................................

B-18

Chapter2

Sensor Functions ...................................................

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BBasic operations

Chapter 1

Getting Ready

TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF ........................

19

Setting Your Machine for the First Time ...................................

20

LCD SCREEN............................................................

22

Utility Stitch Screen .................................................................

22

Key Functions...........................................................................

23

Using the Machine Setting Mode Key ......................................

25

Selecting the “Eco Mode” or “Shutoff Support Mode”.............

28

Changing the Pointer Shape When a USB Mouse Is Used ........

28

Selecting the Initial Screen Display ..........................................

28

Choosing the Display Language................................................

29

Saving a Settings Screen Image to USB Media..........................

29

Using the Sewing Machine Help Key .......................................

30

Using the Operation Guide Function........................................

31

Using the Sewing Guide Function.............................................

32

Using the Pattern Explanation Function....................................

33

LOWER THREADING ..............................................

34

Winding the Bobbin..................................................................

34

Using the Supplemental Spool Pin............................................

34

Using the Spool Pin..................................................................

37

Untangling Thread from Beneath the Bobbin Winder Seat ......

38

Setting the Bobbin ....................................................................

39

Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread...................................................

41

UPPER THREADING ................................................

42

Upper Threading.......................................................................

42

Using the Twin Needle Mode ..................................................

45

Using Threads that Unwind Quickly.........................................

47

Using the Spool Net .................................................................

47

Using the Vertical Spool Pin ....................................................

48

CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT............................

49

Removing the Presser Foot........................................................

49

Attaching the Presser Foot ........................................................

49

Attaching the Presser Foot with the Included Adapter..............

49

Attaching the Free Motion Echo Quilting Foot “E” ..................

50

CHANGING THE NEEDLE .......................................

51

ABOUT THE NEEDLE AND FABRIC.........................

52

About the Needle......................................................................

52

Fabric/Thread/Needle Combinations........................................

52

USING FUNCTIONS BY CONNECTING THE

 

ACCESSORY TO THE MACHINE .............................

53

Using USB Media......................................................................

53

Connecting the Machine to the Computer................................

53

Using a USB Mouse ..................................................................

54

Clicking a Key ..........................................................................

54

Changing Pages ........................................................................

54

Using the Dual Feed Foot .........................................................

54

Attaching the Dual Feed Foot...................................................

55

When theSnap-OnFoot of the Dual Feed Foot is Detached....

56

Using the Dual Feed Position Lever..........................................

56

Adjusting the Amount of Fabric Feeding of the Dual Feed Foot ......

56

TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF

TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF

WARNING

Use only regular household electricity for the power source. Using other power sources may result in fire, electric shock, or damage to the machine.

Make sure that the plugs on the power cord are firmly inserted into the electrical outlet and the power cord receptacle on the machine.

Do not insert the plug on the power cord into an electrical outlet that is in poor condition.

Turn the main power to OFF and remove the plug in the following circumstances: When you are away from the machine

After using the machine

When the power fails during use

When the machine does not operate correctly due to a bad connection or a disconnection During electrical storms

CAUTION

Use only the power cord included with this machine.

Do not use extension cords or multi-plugadapters with many other appliances plugged in to them. Fire or electric shock may result.

Do not touch the plug with wet hands. Electric shock may result.

When unplugging the machine, always turn the main power to OFF first. Always grasp the plug to remove it from the outlet. Pulling on the cord may damage the cord, or lead to fire or electric shock.

Do not allow the power cord to be cut, damaged, modified, forcefully bent, pulled, twisted, or bundled. Do not place heavy objects on the cord. Do not subject the cord to heat. These things may damage the cord, or cause fire or electric shock. If the cord or plug is damaged, take the machine to your authorized dealer for repairs before continuing use.

Unplug the power cord if the machine is not to be used for a long period of time. Otherwise, a fire may result.

When leaving the machine unattended, either the main switch of the machine should be turned to OFF or the plug must be removed from the socket-outlet.

When servicing the machine or when removing covers, the machine must be unplugged.

For U.S.A. only

This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this plug is intended to fit in a polarized outlet only one way.

If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not modify the plug in any way.

B

1

Ready Getting

Basic operations B-19

TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF

aInsert the power supply cord into the power cord receptacle, then insert the plug into a wall outlet.

aMain power switch

bPower supply cord

bTurn the main power switch to “I” to turn on the machine.

aOFF

bON

Note

When the straight stitch needle plate is on the machine, the needle will automatically move to the middle position.

Memo

When the machine is turned on, the needle and the feed dogs will make sound when they move; this is not a malfunction.

cWhen the machine is turned on, the opening movie is played. Touch anywhere on the screen to display the sewing screen.

CAUTION

Only touch the screen with your finger or the included touch pen. Do not use a sharp pencil, screwdriver, or other hard or sharp object. It is not necessary to press hard on the screen.

Pressing too hard or using a sharp object may damage the screen.

dTurn the main power switch to “O” to turn off the machine.

Memo

If the machine is turned off in the middle of sewing in the “Sewing” function, the operation will not continued after turning the power on again.

Setting Your Machine for the First Time

When you first turn on the machine, set the language and time/date to your language and local time/date. Follow the procedure below when the settings screen appears automatically.

aPressandto set your local language.

bPress .

cThe message screen, confirming if you want to set time/date, appears. To set the

time/date, press ; to cancel the setting, press.

The screen to set time/date appears.

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dPressorto set time/date.

a

b

c

 

 

 

 

 

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

aPress to display the time on the screen.

bSet the year (YYYY), month (MM) and date (DD).

cSelect whether 24h or 12h setting to display.

dSet the current time.

ePress to start using your machine.

The clock starts from 0 second of the time you set.

Note

The time/date you set may be cleared, if you don’t turn on the machine for a certain period.

TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF

B

1

Ready Getting

Basic operations B-21

LCD SCREEN

LCD SCREEN

CAUTION

Only touch the screen with your finger or the included touch pen. Do not use a sharp pencil, screwdriver, or other hard or sharp object. It is not necessary to press hard on the screen. Pressing too hard or using a sharp object may damage the screen.

Utility Stitch Screen

Press a key with your finger to select the stitch pattern, to select a machine function, or to select an operation indicated on the key. When the key display is light gray, the function is not currently available.

 

 

a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Display

Key Name

 

 

 

 

 

Explanation

 

Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a

 

Needle position

Shows single or twin needle mode setting, and the needle stop

 

 

setting display

position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single needle/down

Single needle/up position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twin needle/down

Twin needle/up position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b

 

Selected stitch

Shows the name and code number of the selected stitch.

S-3

 

 

display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c

 

Presser foot display

Shows the presser foot code. Attach the presser foot indicated in this

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display before sewing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d

 

Stitch preview

Shows a preview of the selected stitch. When shown at 100%, the

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stitch appears in the screen at nearly its actual size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e

 

Pattern display size

Shows the approximate size of the pattern selected.

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: Nearly the same size as the sewn pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

: 1/2 the size of the sewn pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

: 1/4 the size of the sewn pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

* The actual size of the sewn pattern may differ depending on the type

 

 

 

 

 

 

of fabric and thread that is used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f

 

Stitch selection

Press the key for the pattern you want to sew. Use

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screen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to change to different stitch groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

g

 

Page display

Shows additional pages that can be displayed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LCD SCREEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Display

Key Name

 

 

Explanation

 

Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h

 

Scroll key

Press

or

, to move one page at a time, or touch anywhere on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the bar to jump ahead for additional pages of stitches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*All key functions of the LCD are explained in the following “Key Functions”.

Key Functions

a b c

B

1

Ready Getting

t

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s

 

 

 

 

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r

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

g

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h

 

 

 

 

 

n

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

j

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m

l

k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Display

Key Name

 

 

Explanation

Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a

 

“Utility Stitch” key

Press this key to select a straight stitch, zigzag stitch, buttonhole, blind hem

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stitch, or other stitches commonly used in garment construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b

 

“Character/

Press this key to select character or decorative stitch patterns.

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Decorative Stitch” key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c

 

Screen lock key

Press this key to lock the screen. When the screen is locked, the various

S-18

 

 

 

 

 

settings, such as the stitch width and stitch length, are locked and cannot be

 

 

 

 

 

 

changed. Press this key again to unlock the settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d

 

Needle mode

Press this key to select twin needle sewing mode. The sewing mode changes

B-45

 

 

 

 

selection key

between single needle mode and twin needle mode each time you press the

 

 

 

 

 

(Single/Double)

key. If the key display is light gray, the selected stitch pattern cannot be sewn

 

 

 

 

 

 

in the twin needle mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e

 

Sensor function key

Press this key to use the sensor function.

B-64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f

 

Image key

Press this key to display an enlarged image of the selected stitch pattern.

S-22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

g

 

Machine’s memory

Press this key to select from 3 memory functions; retrieving, storing or reset.

S-22,

 

 

 

 

key

 

 

 

S-95,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-97

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h

 

“L/R SHIFT” key

Shows the tendency of Left/Right of the center line of the original zigzag stitch

S-11

 

 

 

 

 

currently selected stitch pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

 

Thread tension key

Shows the automatic thread tension setting of the currently selected stitch

S-12

 

 

 

 

 

pattern. You can use the plus and minus keys to change the thread tension

 

 

 

 

 

 

settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

j

 

Clock key

Press this key to set the clock to your local time.

B-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic operations B-23

LCD SCREEN

No.

Display

Key Name

 

 

Explanation

Page

 

 

 

 

 

k

 

Presser foot/Needle

Press this key before changing the needle, the presser foot, etc. This key locks

B-49to

 

 

exchange key

all key and button functions to prevent operation of the machine.

B-51

 

 

 

 

 

l

 

Sewing machine help

Press this key to see explanations on how to use the machine.

B-30

 

 

key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m

 

Machine setting

Press this key to change the needle stop position, change the volume of

B-25

 

 

mode key

operation sound, adjust the pattern or screen, and change other machine

 

 

 

 

settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

n

 

Stitch width and

Shows the zigzag width and stitch length settings of the currently selected

S-10

 

 

stitch length key

stitch pattern. You can use the plus and minus keys to adjust the zigzag width

 

 

 

 

and stitch length settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

Guideline marker key

Press this key to display the guideline marker along the sewing line. The

S-14

 

 

 

guideline marker makes it easier to sew stitches that align with the fabric edge

 

 

 

 

or other marker on the fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

p

 

Mirror image key

Press this key to create a mirror image of the selected stitch pattern. If the key

S-21

 

 

 

display is light gray, a mirror image of the selected stitch pattern cannot be

 

 

 

 

sewn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

q

 

Automatic thread

Press this key to set the automatic thread cutting function. Set the automatic

S-13

 

 

cutting key

thread cutting function before sewing to have the machine automatically sew

 

 

 

 

reinforcement stitches at the beginning and end of sewing (depending on the

 

 

 

 

pattern, the machine may sew reverse stitches) and trim the threads after

 

 

 

 

sewing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

r

 

Automatic

Press this key to use the automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching setting.

S-5

 

 

reverse/reinforcement

If you select this setting before sewing, the machine will automatically sew

 

 

 

stitch key

reverse stitches or reinforcement stitches depending on the pattern, at the

 

 

 

 

beginning and end of sewing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s

 

Free motion mode

Press this key to enter free motion sewing mode.

S-40

 

 

key

The presser foot is raised to an appropriate height and the feed dog is lowered

 

 

 

 

for free motion quilting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

t

 

Pivot key

Press this key to select the pivot setting. When the pivot setting is selected,

S-15

 

 

 

stopping the machine lowers the needle and slightly raises the presser foot

 

 

 

 

automatically. In addition, when sewing is restarted, the presser foot is

 

 

 

 

automatically lowered.

 

 

 

 

 

If this key appears as

, the pivot function cannot be used.

 

 

 

 

Be sure the needle position on page B-26of Machine Settings is set to the

 

 

 

 

 

down position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For additional operational information, refer to page reference number listed above.

B-24

LCD SCREEN

Using the Machine Setting Mode Key

Press to change the default machine settings (needle stop position, opening display, etc.).

Memo

• Press or next to the page numbers, to display a different settings screen.

 

 

 

a

 

 

f

 

i

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

g

 

 

 

 

b

 

 

 

j

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c

 

 

 

h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m

 

m

 

m

 

 

 

aSelect whether to use the sewing speed controller to determine the zigzag width (see page S-39).

bMake adjustments to character or decorative stitch patterns (see page S-82).

cAdjust the presser foot height. (Select the height of the presser foot when the presser foot is raised.)

dAdjust the presser foot pressure. (The higher the number, the greater the pressure will be. Set the pressure at “3” for normal sewing.) (see page S-17)

If the dual feed foot is installed and its roller is lowered, the pressure setting is fixed at “2” and cannot be changed.

eFine tune the feed of the dual feed foot (see page B-54).

fSelect whether “1-01Straight stitch (Left)” or“1-03Straight stitch (Middle)” is the utility stitch that is automatically selected when the machine is turned on. (see pageS-21)

gSelect whether “Utility Stitch” or “Quilt Stitch” displayed first on the stitch selection screen when the “Sewing” is selected.

hYou can activate this setting after connecting the optional multi-functionfoot controller. (These settings are not operable unless the optionalmulti-functionfoot controller is attached to the machine.)

iChange the height of the presser foot when sewing is stopped when the pivot setting is selected (see page S-15).Adjust the presser foot to one of the three heights (3.2 mm, 5.0 mm and 7.5 mm). (see pageS-15)

jChange the height of the presser foot when the machine is set to free motion sewing mode (see page S-40).

kWhen set to “ON”, the thickness of the fabric is automatically detected by an internal sensor while sewing. This enables the fabric to be fed smoothly (see pages S-8andS-17).

lAdjust the guideline marker position and brightness (see page S-14).

mPress to save the current settings screen image to USB media (see page B-29)

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LCD SCREEN

a

f

b

c

g

d

e

 

h

 

aSelect the needle stop position (the needle position when the machine is not operating) to be up or down. Select the down position when using the pivot key. (see page S-15)

bSelect the operation of the “Needle Position – Stitch Placement” button from the following two sequences (see page S-18).

Each press of the “Needle Position – Stitch Placement” button:

“ON” – raises the needle, stops it at a nearly lowered position, then lowers it “OFF” – raises the needle, then lowers it

cChange the shape of the pointer when a USB mouse is used (see page B-28).

dTurn the “Upper and Bobbin Thread Sensor” “ON” or “OFF”. If it is turned “OFF”, the machine can be used without thread. (see page S-4)

CAUTION

If “Upper and Bobbin Thread Sensor” is set to “OFF”, remove the upper thread. If the machine is used with the upper thread threaded, the machine will not be able to detect if the thread has become tangled. Continuing to use the machine with tangled thread may cause damage.

eChange the speaker volume. Increase the number for louder volume, decrease for softer volume.

fSelect to save the machine power by setting the “Eco Mode” or the “Shutoff Support Mode” (see page B-28).

gSelect the initial screen that is displayed when the machine is turned on (see page B-28).

hChange the display language (see page B-29).

B-26

LCD SCREEN

a

b

c

d

e f

g

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aChange the brightness of the needle area and work area lights.

bChange the screen display brightness (see page A-18).

cCalibrate the sensor function (see page B-62).

dDisplay the service count which is a reminder to take your machine in for regular servicing. (Contact your authorized dealer for details.)

eDisplay the total number of stitches sewn on this machine.

fThe “No.” is the internal machine number for the machine.

gDisplay the program version. “Version 1” shows the program version of the LCD panel, “Version 2” shows the program version of the machine.

Memo

The latest version of software is installed in your machine. Check with your local authorized Brother dealer or at “ http://solutions.brother.com ” for available updates (see page A-32).

Basic operations B-27

LCD SCREEN

Selecting the “Eco Mode” or “Shutoff Support Mode”

You can save the machine power by setting the eco mode or the shutoff support mode.

If you leave the machine without using for a specified period of time, the machine enters in one of these modes.

“Eco Mode”;

Machine will enter a sleep mode. Touch the screen or any operational button to continue sewing.

“Shutoff Support Mode”;

Machine will turn off after set period of time. Turn machine off and then back on to restart sewing.

Condition

Eco Mode

Shutoff Support

 

 

Mode

 

 

 

Available time

0 - 120 (minute)

1 - 12 (hour)

 

 

 

“Start/Stop” button

Green flashing

Green slow flashing

 

 

 

Suspended function

Machine light,

All functions

 

Screen display,

 

 

Guideline marker

 

 

 

 

After recovering

The machine starts

You need to turn off

 

from the previous

the machine.

 

operation.

 

 

 

 

Press the “Start/Stop” button or touch the screen display to recover from these modes.

aPress .

The settings screen appears.

bDisplay page 5 of the settings screen.

cUse orto select the time until entering the mode.

Note

If you turn off the machine while the machine is in the “Eco Mode” or the “Shutoff Support Mode”, wait for about 5 seconds before turning on the machine again.

Changing the Pointer Shape When a USB Mouse Is Used

In the settings screen, the shape can be selected for the pointer that appears when a USB mouse is connected.

aPress .

The settings screen appears.

bDisplay page 4 of the settings screen.

cUse orto choose the pointer shape from the three settings available (,and).

dPressto return to the original screen.

Memo

The setting remains selected even if the machine is turned off.

Selecting the Initial Screen Display

The Initial screen that appears on the machine can be changed.

aPress .

The settings screen appears.

bDisplay page 5 of the settings screen.

cUse orto select the setting for the initial screen display.

*Opening Screen: When the machine is turned on, the sewing screen appears after the opening movie screen is touched.

*Sewing Screen: When the machine is turned on, the sewing screen appears.

dPressto return to the original screen.

B-28

LCD SCREEN

Choosing the Display Language

aPress .

The settings screen appears.

bDisplay page 5 of the settings screen.

cUselanguage.andto choose the display

a

a Display language

dPressto return to the original screen.

Saving a Settings Screen Image to USB Media

An image of the settings screen can be saved as a BMP file.

A maximum of 100 images can be saved on a single USB media at one time.

aInsert the USB media into the USB port on the right side of the machine.

aUSB port

bUSB media

bPress .

The settings screen appears. Select the settings screen page, make the changes that you want, and then save the screen image.

cPress .

The image file will be saved to the USB media.

dRemove the USB media, and then for future reference, check the saved image using a computer.

The files for Settings screen images are saved with the name “S##.BMP”.

*“##” in the name “S##.BMP” will automatically be replaced with a number between S00 and S99.

Note

If 100 image files have already been saved on the USB media, the following message appears. In this case, delete a file from the USB media or use different USB media.

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LCD SCREEN

Using the Sewing Machine Help Key

Press to open the sewing machine help screen. Three functions are available from the screen shown below.

a

b

c

aPress this key to see explanation for upper threading, winding the bobbin, changing the presser foot, and how to use the machine (see page B-31).

bPress this key to select utility stitches when you are not sure which stitch to use or how to sew the stitch (see page B-32).

cPress this key to see an explanation of the stitch selected (see page B-33).

B-30

LCD SCREEN

Using the Operation Guide Function

Press to open the screen shown below. Five categories are displayed at the top of the screen. Press a key to see more information about that category.

 

displays information about

displays information about

displays information about

the main parts of the machine and their

the operation buttons.

threading the machine, changing presser

functions. This is the first screen displayed

 

feet, etc. Some of the functions are described

when you press

.

 

in the movies. Watch these movies for a

 

better understanding of the functions.

 

 

 

Certain individual threading screens are

 

 

 

animated.

 

 

 

 

 

displays troubleshooting

displays information about

 

information.

 

cleaning the machine, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

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LCD SCREEN

Example: Displaying information about upper threading

aPress .

bPress .

cPress .

The lower half of the screen will change.

dPress

(upper threading).

The screen shows instructions for threading the machine.

eRead the instructions.

* To view video, press of the displayed instructions.

Press under movie to go back to the beginning. Pressto pause. Pressto

restart after pause. Press to close out the movie.

*Press to view the next page.

*Press to view the previous page.

fPressto return to the original screen.

Using the Sewing Guide Function

The sewing guide function can be used to select patterns from the Utility Stitch screen.

Use this function when you are not sure which stitch to use for your application, or to get advice about sewing particular stitches. For example, if you want to sew overcasting, but you do not know which stitch to use or how to sew the stitch, you can use this screen to get advice. We recommend that beginners use this method to select stitches.

aPress .

bPress .

The advice screen is displayed.

cPress the key of the category whose sewing instructions you wish to view.

* Press to return to the original screen.

dRead the explanations and select the appropriate stitch.

The screen displays directions for sewing the selected stitch. Follow the directions to sew the stitch.

*Press to view the next page.

*Press to view the previous page.

B-32

LCD SCREEN

Using the Pattern Explanation

Function

If you want to know more about the uses of a stitch pattern, select the pattern and press and

then to see an explanation of the stitch selection.

Note

Descriptions are displayed for each pattern in the Utility Stitch screen. Description for the Character/Decorative Stitch category is also displayed.

If the key appears in gray, the pattern explanation function cannot be used.

Example: Displaying information about

aPress.

bPress.

cPress.

→ The screen shows information.

dPressto return to the original screen.

Memo

The settings remain displayed to allow you to fine tune the stitch.

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LOWER THREADING

LOWER THREADING

Winding the Bobbin

Press

in this order to display a video

example of bobbin winding on the LCD (see page B-33).Follow the steps explained below to complete the operation.

CAUTION

The included bobbin was designed specifically for this sewing machine. If bobbins from other models are used, the machine will not operate correctly. Use only the included bobbin or bobbins of the same type (part code: SA156, (SFB: XA5539-151)).

*Actual size

aThis model

bOther models

c11.5 mm (approx. 7/16 inch)

Using the Supplemental Spool Pin

With this machine, you can wind the bobbin without unthreading the machine. While using the main spool pin to sew, you can conveniently wind the bobbin using the supplemental spool pin.

a Supplemental spool pin

aTurn the main power to ON and open the top cover.

bAlign the groove in the bobbin with the spring on the bobbin winder shaft, and set the bobbin on the shaft.

aGroove in the bobbin

bSpring on the shaft

B-34

LOWER THREADING

cSetposition.the supplemental spool pin in the “up”

a Supplemental spool pin

dPlace the spool of thread on the supplemental spool pin, so that thread unrolls from the front. Push the spool cap onto the spool pin as far as possible to secure the thread spool.

aSpool pin

bSpool cap

cThread spool

CAUTION

If the thread spool and/or spool cap are set incorrectly, the thread may tangle on the spool pin and cause the needle to break.

Use the spool cap (large, medium, or small) that is closest in size to the thread spool. If a spool cap smaller than the thread spool is used, the thread may become caught in the slit on the end of the spool and cause the needle to break.

Memo

When sewing with fine, cross-woundthread, use the small spool cap, and leave a small space between the cap and the thread spool.

aSpool cap (small)

bThread spool (cross-woundthread)

cSpace

If a spool of thread whose core is 12 mm (1/2 inch) in diameter and 75 mm (3 inches) high is inserted onto the spool pin, use the special spool cap.

aSpool cap (special)

b12 mm (1/2 inch)

c75 mm (3 inches)

eWith your right hand, hold the thread near the thread spool. With your left hand, hold the end of the thread, and use both hands to pass the thread through the thread guide.

a Thread guide

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LOWER THREADING

fPass the thread around the pre-tensiondisk making sure that the thread is under thepre-tensiondisk.

a Pre-tensiondisk

Make sure that the thread passes under the pre-tensiondisk.

bPre-tensiondisk

cPull it in as far as possible.

Check to make sure thread is securely set between pre-tensiondisks.

gWind the thread clockwise around the bobbin 5-6Times.

hPass the end of the thread through the guide slit in the bobbin winder seat, and pull the thread to the right to cut the thread with the cutter.

aGuide slit (with built-incutter)

bBobbin winder seat

CAUTION

Be sure to follow the process described. If the thread is not cut with the cutter, and the bobbin is wound, when the thread runs low it may tangle around the bobbin and cause the needle to break.

iSet the bobbin winding switch to the left, until it clicks into place.

a Bobbin winding switch

Memo

Sliding the bobbin winding switch to the left switches the machine into bobbin winding mode.

The bobbin winding window appears.

B-36

LOWER THREADING

jPress .

Bobbin winding starts automatically. The bobbin stops rotating when bobbin winding is completed.

The bobbin winding switch will automatically return to its original position.

Note

changes towhile the bobbin is winding.

Stay near the machine while winding the bobbin to make sure the bobbin thread is being wound correctly. If the bobbin thread

is wound incorrectly, press immediately to stop the bobbin winding.

The sound of winding the bobbin with stiff thread, such as nylon thread for quilting, may be different from the one produced when winding normal thread; however, this is not a sign of a malfunction.

Memo

You can change the winding speed by

pressing (to decrease) or(to increase) in the bobbin winding window.

Press to minimize the bobbin winding window. Then, you can perform other operations, such as selecting a stitch or adjusting the thread tension, while the bobbin is being wound.

Press (in top right of the LCD screen) to display the bobbin winding window again.

kCutbobbin.the thread with scissors and remove the

Memo

When removing the bobbin, do not pull on the bobbin winder seat. Doing so could loosen or remove the bobbin winder seat, and could result in damage to the machine.

CAUTION

Setting the bobbin improperly may cause the thread tension to loosen, breaking the needle and possibly resulting in injury.

Using the Spool Pin

You can use the main spool pin to wind the bobbin before sewing. You cannot use this spool pin to wind the bobbin while sewing.

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LOWER THREADING

aTurn the main power to ON and open the top cover.

bAlign the groove in the bobbin with the spring on the bobbin winder shaft, and set the bobbin on the shaft.

aGroove in the bobbin

bSpring on the shaft

cPivot the spool pin so that it angles upward. Set the thread spool on the spool pin so that the thread unwinds from the front of the spool.

aSpool pin

bSpool cap

cThread spool

dSpool felt

dPush the spool cap onto the spool pin as far as possible, then return the spool pin to its original position.

eWhile holding the thread with both hands, pull the thread up from under the thread guide plate.

a Thread guide plate

fPass the thread through the thread guide.

a Thread guide

gPass the thread around the pre-tensiondisk making sure that the thread is under thepre-tensiondisk.

aThread guide

bPre-tensiondisk

hFollow steps g throughk on pageB-36throughB-37.

Untangling Thread from Beneath the Bobbin Winder Seat

If the bobbin winding starts when the thread is not passed through the pre-tensiondisk correctly, the thread may become tangled beneath the bobbin winder seat.

Wind off the thread according to the following procedure.

aThread

bBobbin winder seat

CAUTION

Do not remove the bobbin winder seat even if the thread becomes tangled under the bobbin winder seat. It may result in injuries.

B-38

LOWER THREADING

aIf the thread becomes tangled under the bobbin winder seat, press once to stop the bobbin winding.

bCut the thread with scissors near the pre-tensiondisk.

a Pre-tensiondisk

cPush the bobbin winder switch to the right, and then raise the bobbin at least 10 cm (4 inches) from the shaft.

dCut the thread near the bobbin and hold the thread end with your left hand. Unwind the thread clockwise near the bobbin winder seat with your right hand as shown below.

eWind the bobbin again.

Note

Make sure that the thread passes through the pre-tensiondisk correctly (pageB-36).

Setting the Bobbin

Press

in this order to display a video

example of the operation on the LCD (see page B-33).Follow the steps explained below to complete the operation.

CAUTION

Use a bobbin thread that has been correctly wound. Otherwise, the needle may break or the thread tension will be incorrect.

The included bobbin was designed specifically for this sewing machine. If bobbins from other models are used, the machine will not operate correctly. Use only the included bobbin or bobbins of the same type (part code: SA156, (SFB: XA5539-151)).

*Actual size

aThis model

bOther models

c11.5 mm (approx. 7/16 inch)

Before inserting or changing the bobbin, be

sure to press in the LCD, otherwise injuries may occur if the “Start/Stop” button or any other button is pressed and the machine starts sewing.

aPress.

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LOWER THREADING

bSlide the bobbin cover latch to the right.

aBobbin cover

bLatch

→ The bobbin cover opens.

cRemove the bobbin cover.

dInsert the bobbin with your right hand so that the end of the thread is on the left, and then, after pulling the thread firmly around the tab with your left hand as shown, lightly pull the thread to guide it through the slit.

a Tab

*Be sure to insert the bobbin correctly.

CAUTION

Be sure to install the bobbin so that the thread unwinds in the correct direction, otherwise the thread may break or the thread tension will be incorrect.

Memo

The order that the bobbin thread should be passed through the bobbin case is indicated by marks around the bobbin case. Be sure to thread the machine as indicated.

eWhile lightly holding down bobbin with your right hand as shown, guide the thread through the slit (a andb).

* At this time, check that the bobbin easily rotates counterclockwise.

Then, pull the thread toward you to cut it with the cutter (c).

aSlit

bCutter (Cut the thread with the cutter.)

→ The cutter cuts the thread.

Make sure that the thread is correctly passed through the flat spring of the bobbin case. If it is not inserted correctly, reinstall the thread.

1

a Flat spring

CAUTION

Be sure to hold down the bobbin with your finger and unwind the bobbin thread correctly. Otherwise, the thread may break or the thread tension will be incorrect.

B-40

LOWER THREADING

fInsert the tab in the lower-leftcorner of the bobbin cover (1), and then lightly press down on the right side to close the cover

(2).

Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread

There may be some sewing applications where you want to pull up the bobbin thread; for example, when making gathers, darts, or doing free motion quilting.

Memo

You can pull up the bobbin thread after threading the upper thread (“UPPER THREADING” on page B-42).

aGuide the bobbin thread through the groove, following the arrow in the illustration.

* Do not cut the thread with the cutter.

*Do not replace the bobbin cover.

bWhile holding the upper thread, press the “Needle Position” button to lower the needle.

cPress the “Needle Position” button to raise the needle.

dGently pull the upper thread. A loop of the bobbin thread will come out of the hole in the needle plate.

ePull up the bobbin thread, pass it under the presser foot and pull it about

100 mm (approx. 4 inches) toward the back of the machine, making it even with the upper thread.

aUpper thread

bBobbin thread

fReplace the bobbin cover.

a “Needle Position” button

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UPPER THREADING

UPPER THREADING

Upper Threading

Press

in this order to display a video

example of the operation on the LCD (see page B-33).Follow the steps explained below to complete the operation.

CAUTION

Be sure to thread the machine properly. Improper threading can cause the thread to tangle and break the needle, leading to injury.

When using the walking foot, the side cutter or accessories not included with this machine, attach the accessory to the machine after threading the machine.

Memo

The automatic threading function can be used with sewing machine needle sizes 75/11 through 100/16.

Thread such as transparent nylon monofilament thread and thread with a thickness of 130/20 or thicker cannot be used with the automatic threading function.

The automatic threading function cannot be used with the wing needle or the twin needle.

aTurn the main power to ON.

bPress the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to raise the presser foot.

The upper thread shutter opens so the machine can be threaded.

a Upper thread shutter

Memo

This machine is equipped with an upper thread shutter, allowing you to check that the upper threading is performed correctly.

cPress the “Needle Position” button to raise the needle.

Note

If you try to thread the needle automatically without raising the needle, the thread may not thread correctly.

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dPivot the spool pin so that it angles upward. Set the thread spool on the spool pin so that the thread unwinds from the front of the spool.

aSpool pin

bSpool cap

cThread spool

dSpool felt

ePush the spool cap onto the spool pin as far as possible, then return the spool pin to its original position.

CAUTION

If the thread spool and/or spool cap are set incorrectly, the thread may tangle on the spool pin and cause the needle to break.

Use the spool cap (large, medium, or small) that is closest in size to the thread spool. If a spool cap smaller than the thread spool is used, the thread may become caught in the slit on the end of the spool and cause the needle to break.

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When sewing with fine, cross-woundthread, use the small spool cap, and leave a small space between the cap and the thread spool.

aSpool cap (small)

bThread spool (cross-woundthread)

cSpace

If a spool of thread whose core is 12 mm (1/2 inch) in diameter and 75 mm (3 inches) high inserted onto the spool pin, use the special spool cap.

aSpool cap (special)

b12 mm (1/2 inch)

c75 mm (3 inches)

fWhile holding the thread with both hands, pull the thread up from under the thread guide plate.

a Thread guide plate

gWhile holding the thread in your right hand, pass the thread through the thread guide in the direction indicated.

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hGuide the thread down, up, then down through the groove, as shown in the illustration.

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Look in the upper groove area to check if the thread catches on the take-uplever visible inside the upper groove area.

aLook in the upper groove area

iPass the thread through the needle bar thread guide (marked “6”) by holding the thread with both hands and guiding it as shown in the illustration.

a Needle bar thread guide

jPress the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to lower presser foot.

kPass the thread through the thread guide disks (marked “7”). Make sure that the thread passes through the groove in the thread guide.

a Groove in thread guide

lPull the thread up through the thread cutter to cut the thread, as shown in the illustration.

a Thread cutter

Note

When using thread that quickly winds off the spool, such as metallic thread, it may be difficult to thread the needle if the thread is cut.

Therefore, instead of using the thread cutter, pull out about 80 mm (approx. 3 inches) of thread after passing it through the thread guide disks (marked “7”).

a 80 mm (approx. 3 inches) or more

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mPress the “Automatic Threading” button to have the machine automatically thread the needle.

→ The thread passes through the eye of the needle.

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When the “Automatic Threading” button is pressed, the presser foot will be automatically lowered. After threading is finished, the presser foot moves back to the position before the “Automatic Threading” button was pressed.

nCarefully pull the end of the thread that was passed through the eye of the needle.

* If a loop was formed in the thread passed through the eye of the needle, carefully pull on the loop of thread through to the back of the needle.

Note

Pulling the loop of thread gently will avoid needle breakage.

oPull out about 5 cm (approx. 2 inches) of the thread, and then pass it under the presser foot toward the rear of the machine.

Raise the presser foot lever if the presser foot is lowered.

a About 5 cm (approx. 2 inches)

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If the needle could not be threaded or the thread was not passed through the needle

bar thread guides, perform the procedure again starting from step c.

Then, pass the thread through the eye of the needle after step i.

Note

Some needles cannot be threaded with the needle threader. In this case, instead of using the needle threader after passing the thread through the needle bar thread guide (marked “6”), manually pass the thread through the eye of the needle from the front to the back.

Using the Twin Needle Mode

The twin needle can only be used for patterns that show after being selected. Before you select a

stitch pattern, make sure the stitch can be sewn in the twin needle mode (refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on page S-67).

CAUTION

Twin needle (part code X59296-151)is recommended for this machine. Contact your authorized dealer for replacement needles (size 2.0/11 is recommended).

Be sure to set the twin needle mode when using the twin needle. Using the twin needle while the machine is in single needle mode could cause the needle to break, resulting in damage.

Do not sew with bent needles. The needle could break and cause injury.

When using the twin needle, it is recommended to use presser foot “J”.

When the twin needle is used, bunched stitches may occur depending on the types of fabric and thread that are used.

Use monogramming foot “N” for decorative stitches.

Before changing the needle or threading the

machine, be sure to press on the LCD Screen, otherwise injuries may occur if the “Start/Stop” button or any other button is pressed and the machine starts sewing.

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aPress and install the twin needle (“CHANGING THE NEEDLE” on pageB-51).

bThread the machine for the first needle according to the procedure for threading a single needle (“Upper Threading” on

page B-42).

cPass the thread through the needle bar thread guides on the needle bar, then thread the needle on the left side manually.

a Needle bar thread guide

Note

The “Automatic Threading” button cannot be used. Manually thread the twin needle from front to back. Using the “Automatic Threading” button may result in damage to the machine.

dPull up the supplemental spool pin and set it in the up position.

a Supplemental spool pin

ePlace the additional spool of thread on the supplemental spool pin, so that the thread unwinds from the front. Push the spool cap onto the spool pin as far as possible to secure the thread spool.

aSpool pin

bSpool cap

cThread spool

fHold the thread from the spool with both hands, and place the thread in the thread guide.

* Do not place the thread in the pre-tensiondisks.

a Thread guide

gWhile holding the thread from the spool, pull the thread through the lower notch in the thread guide plate, then through the upper notch. Hold the end of the thread with your left hand, and then guide the thread through the groove, following the arrows in the illustration.

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hContinue threading however do not pass the thread in the needle bar thread guide “6” on the needle bar. Thread the needle on the right side.

aNeedle bar thread guide

iPress .

jSelect a stitch pattern. (Example: )

*Refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on

page S-67for the proper stitch to use with presser foot “J”.

→ The selected stitch is displayed.

Note

If the key is light gray after selecting the stitch, the selected stitch cannot be sewn in the twin needle mode.

kPressto select the twin needle mode.

a

a Single needle/twin needle setting

appears.

CAUTION

Be sure to set the twin needle mode when using the twin needle. Using the twin needle while the machine is in single needle mode could cause the needle to break, resulting in damage.

lStart sewing.

Sample of Twin Needle Sewing

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To change direction when sewing with the twin needle, raise the needle from the fabric, raise the presser foot lever, and then turn the fabric.

Using Threads that Unwind Quickly

Using the Spool Net

If using transparent nylon monofilament thread, metallic thread, or other strong thread, place the included spool net over the spool before using it. When using specialty threads, threading must be done manually.

If the spool net is too long, fold it once to match it to the spool size before placing it over the spool.

a Spool net

b Thread spoolc Spool pin

d Spool cap

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When threading the spool with the spool net on, make sure that 5 cm - 6 cm (approx.

2 inches - 2-1/2inches) of thread are pulled out.

It may be necessary to adjust the thread tension when using the spool net.

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UPPER THREADING

Using the Vertical Spool Pin

Use the vertical spool pin when using an irregularly shaped thread spool, and when sewing with metallic thread.

aInsert the vertical spool pin onto the bobbin winder shaft.

 

a Bobbin winder shaft

d

b Vertical spool pin

c

c Spool felt

 

d Thread spool

b

 

a

bInstall the spool felt and the thread spool in that order, and then thread the upper thread.

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When setting the thread spool, set it so that the thread winds off from the front of the spool.

If using metallic thread, we recommend that you use a 90/14 home sewing machine needle.

This method keeps the thread from twisting as it comes off the spool pin.

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CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT

CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT

CAUTION

Always press on the screen before changing the presser foot. Ifis not pressed and the “Start/Stop” button or another button is pressed, the machine will start and may cause injury.

Always use the correct presser foot for the selected stitch pattern. If the wrong presser foot is used, the needle may strike the presser foot and bend or break, and may cause injury.

Only use presser feet made for this machine. Using other presser feet may lead to accident or injury.

Removing the Presser Foot

aPress the “Needle Position” button to raise the needle.

bPress .

* If the message “OK to automatically lower the

presser foot? ” appears on the LCD screen, press OK to continue.

The entire screen becomes white, and all keys and operation buttons are locked.

cRaise the presser foot lever.

dPress the black button on the presser foot holder and remove the presser foot.

a

b

aBlack button

bPresser foot holder

Attaching the Presser Foot

CAUTION

Make sure that the presser foot is installed in the correct direction, otherwise the needle may strike the presser foot, breaking the needle and causing injuries.

aPlace the new presser foot under the holder, aligning the foot pin with the notch in the holder. Lower the presser foot lever so that the presser foot pin snaps into the notch in the holder.

 

a Notch

 

b Pinl

bPress

to unlock all keys and

buttons.

 

cRaise the presser foot lever.

Attaching the Presser Foot with the Included Adapter

You can attach the free motion echo quilting foot “E” and the optional walking foot, the optional free motion quilting foot and so on, using the included adapter and small screw.

The following procedure shows how to attach the free motion echo quilting foot “E” as an example.

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CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT

Attaching the Free Motion Echo Quilting Foot “E”

aFollow the steps in “Removing the Presser Foot” in the previous page.

bLoosen the screw of the presser foot holder to remove the presser foot holder.

aDisc-shapedscrewdriver

bPresser foot holder

cPresser foot holder screw

cRemove the screw of the presser foot completely from the presser foot shaft.

dSet the adapter on the presser foot bar, aligning the flat side of the adapter opening with the flat side of the presser bar. Push it up as far as possible, and then tighten the screw securely with the screwdriver.

eAttach the free motion echo quilting foot “E” on the left side of the adapter with the holes in the quilting foot and adapter aligned.

fTighten the screw with the included screwdriver.

CAUTION

Be sure to securely tighten the screws with the included screwdriver. Otherwise, the needle may touch the quilting foot, causing it to bend or break.

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CHANGING THE NEEDLE

CAUTION

Always press on the screen before

changing the needle. If is not pressed and the Start/Stop button or another operation button is pressed accidentally, the machine will start and injury may result.

Use only sewing machine needles made for home use. Other needles may bend or break and may cause injury.

Never sew with a bent needle. A bent needle will easily break and may cause injury.

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To check the needle correctly, place the flat side of the needle on a flat surface. Check the needle from the top and the sides. Throw away any bent needles.

aParallel space

bLevel surface (bobbin cover, glass, etc.)

aPress the “Needle Position” button to raise the needle.

bPress .

* If the message “OK to automatically lower the presser foot? ” appears on the LCD screen, press OK to continue.

The entire screen becomes white, and all keys and operation buttons are locked.

Note

Before replacing the needle, cover the hole in the needle plate with fabric or paper to prevent the needle from falling into the machine.

cUse the screwdriver to turn the screw toward the front of the machine and loosen the screw. Remove the needle.

Note

Do not apply pressure to the needle clamp screw. Doing so may damage the needle or machine.

dWith the flat side of the needle facing the back, insert the new needle all the way to the top of the needle stopper (viewing window) in the needle clamp. Use a screwdriver to securely tighten the needle clamp screw.

aNeedle stopper

bHole for setting the needle

cFlat side of needle

CAUTION

Be sure to push in the needle until it touches the stopper, and securely tighten the needle clamp screw with a screwdriver. If the needle is not completely inserted or the needle clamp screw is loose, the needle may break or the machine may be damaged.

ePress

to unlock all keys and

buttons.

 

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ABOUT THE NEEDLE AND FABRIC

ABOUT THE NEEDLE AND FABRIC

About the Needle

The sewing machine needle is probably the most important part of the sewing machine. Choosing the proper needle for your sewing project will result in a beautiful finish and fewer problems. Below are some things to keep in mind about needles.

The smaller the needle number, the finer the needle. As the numbers increase, the needles get thicker.

Use fine needles with lightweight fabrics, and thicker needles with heavyweight fabrics.

To avoid skipped stitches, use ball point needle (golden colored) 90/14 with stretch fabrics.

To avoid skipped stitches, use ball point needle (golden colored) 90/14 when sewing character or decorative stitches.

Note

• Never use a thread of weight 20 or lower. It may cause malfunctions.

Fabric/Thread/Needle Combinations

The following table provides information concerning the appropriate thread and needle for various fabrics. Please refer to this table when selecting a thread and needle for the fabric you wish to use.

Fabric type/Application

Thread

 

 

Size of needle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type

Size

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medium weight fabrics

Broadcloth

Cotton thread

60 - 90

75/11 - 90/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taffeta

Synthetic thread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flannel, Gabardine

Silk thread

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thin fabrics

Lawn

Cotton thread

60 - 90

65/9 - 75/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgette

Synthetic thread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challis, Satin

Silk thread

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thick fabrics

Denim

Cotton thread

30

90/14 - 100/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corduroy

Synthetic thread

50 - 60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweed

Silk thread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stretch fabrics

Jersey

Thread for knits

50 - 60

 

Ball point needle

 

 

 

 

 

(gold colored)

 

Tricot

 

 

 

 

 

 

75/11 - 90/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easily frayed fabrics

 

Cotton thread

50 - 90

65/9 - 90/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synthetic thread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silk thread

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For top-stitching

 

Synthetic thread

30

100/16

 

 

Silk thread

 

 

 

 

 

50 - 60

90/14 - 100/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For transparent monofilament nylon thread, always use needle sizes 90/14 or 100/16. The same thread is usually used for the bobbin thread and upper thread.

CAUTION

Be sure to follow the needle, thread, and fabric combinations listed in the table. Using an improper combination, especially a heavyweight fabric (i.e., denim) with a small needle (i.e., 65/9 - 75/11), may cause the needle to bend or break, and lead to injury. Also, the seam may be uneven, the fabric may pucker, or the machine may skip stitches.

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USING FUNCTIONS BY CONNECTING THE ACCESSORY TO THE MACHINE

USING FUNCTIONS BY CONNECTING THE ACCESSORY TO THE MACHINE

Using USB Media

aUSB port for mouse / media

bUSB media

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USB media is widely used, however some USB media may not be usable with this machine. Please visit our website for more details.

Depending on the type of USB media being used, either directly plug the USB device into the machine’s USB port or plug the USB media Reader/Writer into the machine’s USB port.

Connecting the Machine to the Computer

Using the included USB cable, the sewing machine can be connected to your computer.

aUSB port for computer

bUSB cable connector

Note

The connectors on the USB cable can only be inserted into a port in one direction. If it is difficult to insert the connector, do not insert it with force. Check the orientation of the connector.

For details on the position of the USB port on the computer (or USB hub), refer to the instruction manual for the corresponding equipment.

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USING FUNCTIONS BY CONNECTING THE ACCESSORY TO THE MACHINE

Using a USB Mouse

The USB mouse, connected to the sewing machine, can be used to perform a variety of operations in the screens.

Note

If a mouse other than the optional USB mouse is used, it may not perform as described in this Operation Manual.

aUSB port for mouse / media (USB 2.0)

bUSB mouse

Note

Do not perform operations with the mouse at the same time that you are touching the screen with your finger or the included touch pen.

A USB mouse can be connected or disconnected at any time.

Only the left mouse button and its wheel can be used to perform operations. No other buttons can be used.

Clicking a Key

When the mouse is connected, the pointer appears on the screen. Move the mouse to position the pointer over the desired key, and then click the left mouse button.

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Double-clickinghas no effect.

a

a Pointer

Changing Pages

Rotate the mouse wheel to switch through the tabs of the pattern selection screens.

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If page numbers and a vertical scroll bar for additional pages are displayed, rotate the mouse wheel or click the left mouse button

with the pointer on /or/to display the previous or next page.

Using the Dual Feed Foot

Dual feed foot enables you to have best fabric control when sewing difficult fabrics that slip easily, such as quilted fabrics or fabrics that tend to stick to the bottom of a presser foot, such as vinyl, leather or synthetic leather.

Note

When sewing with the dual feed foot, sew at medium to low speeds.

Memo

The dual feed foot can only be used with straight or zigzag stitch patterns.

When selecting stitches to be used with the dual feed foot, only the stitches that can be used will be activated on the display.

When sewing fabric that easily sticks together, a more attractive finish can be achieved by basting the beginning of sewing.

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Attaching the Dual Feed Foot

aPress the “Needle Position” button to raise the needle.

bPress .

The entire screen becomes white, and all keys and operation buttons are locked.

CAUTION

• When attaching a presser foot, always press on the screen. You may accidentally

press the “Start/Stop” button and possibly cause injury.

cRaise the presser foot lever.

dPush the black button on the presser foot holder and remove the presser foot.

aBlack button

bPresser foot holder

Remove the presser foot from the presser foot holder.

eUse the included screwdriver to loosen the screw of the presser foot holder, then remove the presser foot holder.

aScrewdriver

bPresser foot holder

cPresser foot holder screw

→ Remove the presser foot holder.

fPosition the dual feed foot to the presser foot bar by aligning the notch of the dual feed foot to the large screw.

Side view

gHold the dual feed foot in place with your right hand, then using the included screwdriver securely tighten the large screw.

CAUTION

Use the included screwdriver to firmly tighten the screw. If the screw is loose, the needle may strike the presser foot and possibly cause injury.

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hPlug the connector of the dual feed foot into the jack on the back of your machine.

iPress to unlock all keys and buttons.

All keys and operation buttons are unlocked, and the previous screen is displayed.

When the Snap-OnFoot of the Dual Feed Foot is Detached

If you push down on the front part of the dual feed foot, the sole part of the dual feed foot will snap off.

Attach the sole by aligning the pins with the notches and snap it into place.

aPins

bNotches

Using the Dual Feed Position Lever

When the feed position lever is up, the black roller belt on the dual feed is not engaged.

When the feed position lever is down, the black roller belt on the dual feed is engaged.

Note

Do not operate the lever while sewing.

Adjusting the Amount of Fabric Feeding of the Dual Feed Foot

The dual feed mechanism pulls the top fabric according to the set stitch length. With troublesome fabrics, fine tune the set length, by changing the dual feed feed adjustment in the settings screen.

Note

As a default, some keys mentioned in the following procedures appear in light gray and are not available. To enable the keys for specifying the settings, attach the dual feed foot to the machine. The keys are enabled after the dual feed foot is detected.

aPress .

The settings screen appears.

bDisplay page 1 of the settings screen.

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cUse orto increase or decrease the feeding of the top fabric.

* Select “00” for sewing in most cases.

*If the feed amount for the top fabric is too little, causing the fabric to be longer than the bottom

fabric, press to increase the feed amount for the top fabric.

*If the feed amount for the top fabric is too much, causing the fabric to be shorter than the bottom

fabric, press to decrease the feed amount for the top fabric.

dPressto return to the original screen.

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BBasic operations

Chapter 2

Sensor Functions

CONVENIENT SEWING FEATURES BY USING THE

 

SENSOR PEN............................................................

59

CONNECTING THE SENSOR PEN ...........................

59

Using the Sensor Pen Holder ....................................................

60

USING THE SENSOR PEN........................................

61

Using the Sensor Pen ................................................................

61

Important Information about Sensor Pen..................................

61

Calibrating the Sensor Pen........................................................

62

USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH.....

64

Sensor Function Area................................................................

64

Specifying the Guideline Marker Position With the Sensor Pen.......

64

Specifying the Needle Drop Position With the Sensor Pen .......

66

Using the Sensor Pen to Specify the Stitching Width and Stitch

Position.....................................................................................

67

Using the Sensor Pen to Specify the Sewing End Point..............

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CONVENIENT SEWING FEATURES BY USING THE SENSOR PEN

CONVENIENT SEWING FEATURES BY USING THE SENSOR PEN

By using the sensor pen, you have the option of four separate functions

Setting the guideline as a reference for your sewing position.

Set the needle position of straight stitch.

Adjust the width and “L/R SHIFT” position of a zigzag stitch.

Set the ending point of a stitch pattern sequence.

CAUTION

The guideline marker is a laser; therefore, do not stare at the laser light directly. Otherwise it may cause blindness.

Note

When the guideline does not appear clearly, set the brightness of the machine light dimmer to see them clearly.

Refer to “Using the Machine Setting Mode Key” on page B-25.

aWhen specifying the end point of your sewing, this function adjusts your pattern or stitch so that you end up with a complete design.

bIt is easy to set the pattern width and position.

CONNECTING THE SENSOR PEN

When connecting the sensor pen to the machine, make sure that the arrow on the sensor pen connector faces up and that the connector is firmly inserted into the jack.

CAUTION

• When connecting the sensor pen, make sure that the arrow on the sensor pen connector faces up, otherwise the connector pins will not align correctly and the connector will be damaged.

• When connecting or disconnecting the sensor pen, grab the connector, and then slowly push it straight in or pull it straight out.

• When disconnecting the sensor pen from the machine, do not pull on the cord, otherwise the sensor pen may be damaged.

aSensor pen jack

bSensor pen connector

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CONNECTING THE SENSOR PEN

Using the Sensor Pen Holder

When connecting the sensor pen to the machine, attach the sensor pen holder to keep the sensor pen with the machine.

The right side of the holder can be used to hold the touch pen.

Sensor pen holder

aUsing the point end of the cleaning brush or the seam ripper point, remove the protective cap covering the hole on the right side of the machine.

Insert the point of the seam ripper or cleaning brush into the hole in the protective cap, and then lightly pull out the protective cap to remove it.

bFirmly insert the sensor pen holder into the hole where the protective cap was removed.

cSet the sensor pen in the sensor pen holder with the pen tip pointing downward, and then connect the sensor pen to the machine.

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USING THE SENSOR PEN

USING THE SENSOR PEN

Using the Sensor Pen

Hold the sensor pen, and then touch the point to be specified. When the tip of the sensor pen is pushed in, the position information is sent to the machine.

When using the sensor pen, touch slowly and gently for the definite operation.

1)Touch: Touch a point with the sensor pen, then immediately lift up the pen.

2)Long touch: Touching a point with the sensor pen and holding it down for at least one second allows you to activate the functions that you just selected.

Note

Once a point is touched with the sensor pen and the entered information is applied in the screen, perform the next operation.

Repeatedly touching a point with the sensor pen may prevent the information from being correctly read.

Do not drag the sensor pen tip on the machine, otherwise the sensor pen tip may be chipped off.

If there is any problem with the guideline marker, the sensor function may not operate correctly.

Memo

The sensor pen can be used to touch on the screen as a touch pen.

Important Information about Sensor Pen

The sensor pen emits the signal to the machine, and then the sensor pen receiver receives the signal to specify the position.

aSensor pen receiver

bSignal is waved out from the sensor pen

CAUTION

Do not insert any object into the sensor pen and the receiver, otherwise the machine may be damaged.

IMPORTANT

Do not put your hand, the fabric or any object between the machine and the sensor pen, otherwise the sensor pen receiver may not receive the ultrasonic wave.

Do not use the machine close to any other unit which produces ultrasonic wave or a vibration sound, otherwise interference may occur.

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USING THE SENSOR PEN

Calibrating the Sensor Pen

Before using the sensor pen for the first time be sure to calibrate it to the screen. Doing so allows the machine to learn the position you usually hold a pen.

Hold the sensor pen at a comfortable angle and then calibrate the machine according to the procedure below.

Be sure to keep the sensor pen at the same angle while calibrating the first and second points.

aPress .

The settings screen appears.

bDisplay page 6 of the settings screen.

cPress while connecting the sensor pen to the machine.

The Sensor Function Calibration screen appears.

dTouch the first point of green dot marking using the sensor pen.

*Touch on the needle plate cover.

a Needle plate cover

eTouch the second point of center of cross-hairusing the sensor pen.

*Touch on the point in the illustrations.

a Flat bed attachment

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fPress to finish the calibration. To repeat the calibration touch the first point again using the sensor pen, and continue with stepe.

*Press to return to the original screen without finishing the calibration.

*Press to reset the calibration.

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USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH

USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH

Before using the sensor functions, carefully read “Utility Stitches” chapter to familiarize yourself with the machine operations.

The sensor functions are performed using the sensor pen.

Sensor Function Area

Memo

 

• There are borderline areas between setting

 

 

When using the sensor pen with utility stitches, the

area and adjustment areas, which allow you

to set quickly to the most

operations may differ depending on the area to be

decreased/increased value.

touched.

• The borderline areas are respectively 6.5

 

 

mm (approx. 1/4 inch) wide when

 

positioning the guideline marker, and 10

 

mm (approx. 3/8 inch) wide in other cases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specifying the Guideline Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position With the Sensor Pen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sewing position will be indicated by a red

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

guideline marker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The position of the guideline marker can be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

adjusted to your desired location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

aTurn on the machine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bPress

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a

Center needle

Sewing position for stitch patterns sewn

 

 

 

 

position

with the center needle position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b

Setting area

Area 3.5 mm to the left and right of a.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touch this area with the sensor pen to

 

 

 

 

 

 

specify a position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area 7 mm, when positioning the

 

 

 

 

 

 

guideline marker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c

Adjustment area

Touch: With each touch, the setting

 

 

 

 

(right)

increases by 0.5 mm. This allows fine

 

 

 

 

 

 

adjustments to be made after touching

 

 

 

 

 

 

within b to specify a position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long touch: After touching b to specify

 

 

 

 

 

 

a position or adjusting the position by

 

 

 

 

 

 

touching within c ord, long touch to

 

 

 

 

 

 

apply the setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d

Adjustment area

Touch: With each touch, the setting

 

 

 

 

(left)

decreases by 0.5 mm. This allows fine

 

 

 

 

 

 

adjustments to be made after touching

 

 

 

 

 

 

within b to specify a position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long touch: Apply the setting in the

 

 

 

 

 

 

same way as a long touch within c.

 

→ The sensor functions screen appears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e

The sensor pen touch range extends approximately 200 mm

 

 

(7-7/8inches) toward you from the needle drop point and 130

 

 

 

 

mm (approx. 5 inches) to either side of the middle (center)

 

 

 

 

needle position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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cPress.

The guideline marker position setting screen appears and the guideline marker flashes.

dWith the sensor pen, touch the location to be specified as the guideline marker position.

The machine’s guideline marker moves to the touched position and flashes.

The distance from the left reference line to the touched position appears in the guideline marker position setting screen.

The stitch preview on the upper left side of the screen is updated according to the specified setting.

a

aPress to stop specifying a setting with the sensor pen.

Note

The following error message appears if the area outside of the sensor pen touch range

is touched. Press , and then touch within the sensor pen touch range.

Memo

The position can be precisely adjusted by touching the adjustment areas with the sensor pen.

When using the sensor pen to specify the guideline marker position, it may not be possible to exactly specify the desired location. In this case, use either of the following operations to make fine adjustments.

-Touch an adjustment area with the sensor pen to adjust the position in 0.5 mm increments.

-Adjust the position with the guideline marker scale shown in step e.

ePress to apply the guideline marker position setting.

* The setting can also be applied by a long touch of the sensor pen within the adjustment area.

The stitch selection screen appears again, and the setting in the guideline marker scale changes to the setting specified with the sensor pen.

The guideline marker stops flashing.

Note

If you set the needle drop position, the stitch width or stitch position after specifying the guideline marker position, the guideline marker may move while setting. The guideline marker moves back to the specified position after the needle drop position, stitch width or stitch position is set and the original screen appears.

B

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Basic operations B-65

USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH

Specifying the Needle Drop

Position With the Sensor Pen

aTurn on the machine.

bSelect a stitch pattern.

cPress .

→ The sensor functions screen appears.

dPress.

The reference position setting screen appears, and the red guideline marker flashes at the machine’s sewing position.

Note

If is not available, the sewing reference position cannot be specified with the selected stitch pattern. Select a different stitch pattern.

eWith the sensor pen, touch the location to be specified as the needle drop position.

The guideline marker moves to the touched position and flashes.

The distance from the left reference line to the touched position appears in the reference position setting screen.

The stitch preview on the upper left side of the screen is updated according to the specified setting.

a

b

aPress to return the needle drop position to its default setting.

bPress to stop specifying a setting with the sensor pen.

Note

The following error message appears if the area outside of the sensor pen touch range

is touched. Press , and then touch within the sensor pen touch range.

Memo

The position can be precisely adjusted by touching the adjustment areas with the sensor pen.

To change the setting, use the sensor pen to touch the desired location for the reference position.

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USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH

fPress

to apply the reference position

setting.

 

*The setting can also be applied by long touching an adjustment area with the sensor pen.

The needle moves to the specified position to start sewing.

The stitch selection screen appears again, and the stitch width changes to the setting specified with the sensor pen.

The guideline marker stops flashing.

Using the Sensor Pen to Specify the Stitching Width and Stitch Position

The zigzag width and “L/R SHIFT” value can be specified.

aOriginal stitching width/position

bAdjusted stitching width/position

aTurn on the machine.

bSelect a stitch pattern.

cPress.

→ The sensor functions screen appears.

dPress.

The stitching width setting screen appears, and the guideline marker flashes at the present left side of the stitch width.

Note

If is not available, the stitching width cannot be specified with the selected stitch pattern. Select a different stitch pattern.

eWith the sensor pen, touch the first point for the stitching width.

The distance from the left reference line to the touched position appears in the stitching width setting screen.

The guideline marker moves to the touched position and flashes.

B

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Functions Sensor

Basic operations B-67

USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH

Note

The following error message appears if the area outside of the sensor pen touch range

is touched. Press , and then touch within the sensor pen touch range.

Memo

The position can be precisely adjusted by touching the adjustment areas with the sensor pen.

fPress to apply the first point of the stitching width.

* The setting can also be applied by long touching an adjustment area with the sensor pen.

gWith the sensor pen, touch the second point for the stitching width.

The distance from the left reference line to the touched position appears in the stitching width setting screen.

The stitch preview on the upper left side of the screen is updated according to the specified setting.

The guideline marker moves to the touched position and flashes.

Note

If the distance between the specified first and second points is wider than the maximum stitch width for the selected stitch pattern, the second point cannot be specified. Specify a location closer to the first point.

If the distance between the specified first and second points is narrower than the minimum stitch width for the selected stitch pattern, the second point cannot be specified. Specify a location further away from the first point.

hPressto apply the second point of the stitching width.

*The setting can also be applied by long touching an adjustment area with the sensor pen.

The needle moves to the specified position to start sewing.

The stitch selection screen appears again, and the stitch width and “L/R SHIFT” change according to the settings specified with the sensor pen.

Note

With multiple patterns that have been combined, the specified stitching width is applied to the pattern with the largest stitch width. With patterns other than combined patterns, the stitch width is adjusted to the stitching width specified for the pattern with the largest stitch width.

With multiple patterns that have been combined, the settings specified for the stitch width and “L/R SHIFT” in the stitch selection screen are for the first pattern to be sewn. The value may differ from the stitch width setting.

With twin needle sewing, the stitching width is specified with the left needle as the reference.

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USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH

Using the Sensor Pen to Specify the Sewing End Point

Before start sewing, test the pattern first from steps a toe to see if the stitch can be used with this function.

aTurn on the machine.

bSelect a stitch pattern.

cStart sewing, and then stop the machine when the desired sewing end point enters the sensor pen touch range.

dPress .

→ The sensor functions screen appears.

ePress.

→ The sewing end point setting screen appears.

Note

If is not available, the sewing end point cannot be specified with the selected stitch pattern. Select a different stitch pattern.

fWith the sensor pen, touch the location to be specified as the sewing end point.

The distance from the current needle position to the touched location appears.

a

b

c

aPress to erase the specified sewing end point.

bPress to stop specifying a setting with the sensor pen.

cPress to select whether or not sewing is ended with a complete pattern when a decorative stitch is selected.

See “Decorative Stitch End Setting Key” on page B-70.

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Functions Sensor

Basic operations B-69

USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH

Note

The displayed distance is not the length of a straight line connecting the current needle position and the location touched with the sensor pen. It is the length of a perpendicular intersection for the location touched with the sensor pen and the sewing line.

aDisplayed distance

The following error message appears if the area outside of the sensor pen touch range

is touched. Press , and then touch within the sensor pen touch range.

When sewing with this setting, be sure to feed the fabric straight, otherwise the actual end point may be different from the point you set.

When using the sensor pen to specify the sewing end point, the sewing end point may be slightly different than the specified location, depending on where the sewing machine is stopped in order to specify the setting.

Decorative Stitch End Setting Key

The end of stitching is not adjusted. When the end point is reached, sewing stops immediately, even if the stitch pattern is not complete.

The length of the stitch pattern is adjusted so that sewing will stop at the specified end point with a complete pattern.

Note

The decorative stitch end setting key is not available with the following situations.

-When selecting the Utility Stitch patterns.

-When the decorative stitch end setting key is grayed out.

-When specifying the sewing end point at the point that needs adjustment more than 10% of the length of a pattern, to finish a pattern completely.

gPress

to apply the sewing end point

setting.

 

*The setting can also be applied by long touching an adjustment area with the sensor pen.

When a sewing end point setting is specified, appears in theupper-leftcorner of the screen.

Note

If a different pattern is selected after the sewing end point has been specified, the end point setting is erased.

hStart sewing again.

*The machine stops at the specified end point automatically.

B-70

Sewing

This section describes procedures for using the various utility stitches as well as other functions. It provides details on basic sewing in addition to the more expressive features of the machine, from sewing tubular pieces and buttonholes to sewing the character and decorative stitch patterns.

Page number starts with “S” in this section.

The screen display and machine illustration may vary slightly, depending on the countries or regions.

Chapter1 Sewing Basics..........................................................

S-2

Chapter2 Utility Stitches ......................................................

S-20

 

 

Chapter3 Character/Decorative Stitches ..............................

S-76

 

 

Chapter4 MY CUSTOM STITCH.........................................

S-102

 

 

S Sewing

Chapter 1

Sewing Basics

SEWING.....................................................................

3

Sewing a Stitch ...........................................................................

3

Using the Foot Controller ..........................................................

4

Sewing Reinforcement Stitches ..................................................

5

Automatic Reinforcement Stitching ...........................................

5

Sewing Curves ............................................................................

7

Changing Sewing Direction .......................................................

7

Sewing a Seam Allowance of 0.5 cm or Less ..............................

7

Sewing Heavyweight Fabrics ......................................................

7

If the Fabric does not Fit under the Presser Foot........................

8

If the Fabric does not Feed.........................................................

8

Sewing Hook-and-LoopFastener ................................................

8

Sewing Lightweight Fabrics ........................................................

9

Sewing Stretch Fabrics................................................................

9

STITCH SETTINGS ...................................................

10

Setting the Stitch Width............................................................

10

Setting the Stitch Length ..........................................................

10

Setting the “L/R SHIFT” ............................................................

11

Setting the Thread Tension ......................................................

12

Proper Thread Tension ...........................................................

12

Upper Thread is Too Tight .......................................................

12

Upper Thread is Too Loose ......................................................

12

USEFUL FUNCTIONS ..............................................

13

Automatic Thread Cutting ........................................................

13

Adjusting the Needle Drop Position with the Guideline Marker

(For models equipped with the guideline marker) ....................

14

Adjusting the Guideline Marker Position..................................

14

Adjusting the Brightness of the Guideline Marker....................

14

Using the Knee Lifter ................................................................

15

Pivoting.....................................................................................

15

Automatic Fabric Sensor System

 

(Automatic Presser Foot Pressure) ............................................

17

Needle Position – Stitch Placement ..........................................

18

Locking the Screen ...................................................................

18

SEWING

SEWING

CAUTION

To avoid injury, pay special attention to the needle while the machine is in operation. Keep your hands away from moving parts while the machine is in operation.

Do not stretch or pull the fabric during sewing. Doing so may lead to injury.

Do not use bent or broken needles. Doing so may lead to injury.

Do not attempt to sew over basting pins or other objects during sewing. Otherwise, the needle may break and cause injury.

If stitches become bunched, lengthen the stitch length setting before continuing sewing. Otherwise, the needle may break and cause injury.

Sewing a Stitch

aTurn the main power to ON and display the utility stitches, and push the “Needle Position” button to raise the needle.

bPress the key of the stitch you want to sew.

The symbol of the correct presser foot will be displayed in the upper left corner of the LCD screen.

cInstall the presser foot (“CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT” of “Basic operations”).

CAUTION

Always use the correct presser foot. If the wrong presser foot is used, the needle may strike the presser foot and bend or break, possibly resulting in injury.

Refer to page S-67for presser foot recommendations.

dSet the fabric under the presser foot. Hold the fabric and thread in your left hand, and rotate the handwheel to set the needle in the sewing start position.

Memo

The black button on the left side of presser foot “J” should be pressed only if the fabric does not feed or when sewing thick seams (see page S-8).Normally, you can sew without pressing the black button.

eLower the presser foot.

* You do not have to pull up the bobbin thread.

fAdjust the sewing speed with the speed control slide.

*You can use this slide to adjust sewing speed during sewing.

aSlow

bFast

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SEWING

gPresssewing.the “Start/Stop” button to start

* Guide the fabric lightly by hand.

Memo

When the foot controller is being used, you cannot start sewing by pressing the “Start/Stop” button.

hPresssewing.the “Start/Stop” button again to stop

iPress the “Thread Cutter” button to trim the upper and lower threads.

The needle will return to the up position automatically.

CAUTION

Do not press the “Thread Cutter” button after the threads have been cut. Doing so could tangle the thread or break the needle and damage the machine.

Do not press the “Thread Cutter” button when there is no fabric set in the machine or during machine operation. The thread may tangle, possibly resulting in damage.

Note

When cutting thread thicker than #30, nylon monofilament thread, or other decorative threads, use the thread cutter on the side of the machine.

jWhen the needle has stopped moving, raise the presser foot and remove the fabric.

Memo

This machine is equipped with a bobbin thread sensor that warns you when the bobbin thread is almost empty. When the bobbin thread is nearly empty, the machine automatically stops. However, if the “Start/Stop” button is pressed, a few stitches can be sewn. When the warning displays, re-threadthe machine immediately.

Using the Foot Controller

You can also use the foot controller to start and stop sewing.

CAUTION

Do not allow fabric pieces and dust to collect in the foot controller. Doing so could cause a fire or an electric shock.

Memo

When the foot controller is being used, you cannot start sewing by pressing the “Start/Stop” button.

(For embroidery and sewing machine only)

The foot controller cannot be used when embroidering.

The foot controller can be used for sewing utility and decorative stitches when the embroidery unit is attached.

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SEWING

aInsert the foot controller plug into its jack on the machine.

aFoot controller

bFoot controller jack

bSlowlysewing.depress the foot controller to start

Memo

The speed that is set using the sewing speed controller is the foot controller’s maximum sewing speed.

cReleasemachine.the foot controller to stop the

Sewing Reinforcement Stitches

Reverse/reinforcement stitches are generally necessary at the beginning and end of sewing. You can use the “Reverse Stitch” button to sew reverse/reinforcement stitches.

When you keep pressing the “Reinforcement Stitch” button, the machine will sew reinforcement stitch at that point 3 to 5 stitches, and then stop.

a“Reverse Stitch” button

b“Reinforcement Stitch” button

If the automatic reinforcement stitch is selected on the screen, reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches) will be sewn automatically at the beginning of sewing when the “Start/Stop” button is pressed. Press the “Reverse Stitch” button or “Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew reverse stitches or reinforcement stitches automatically at the end of sewing.

aReverse stitch

bReinforcement stitch

The operation performed when the button is pressed differs depending on the selected pattern. (Refer to the table in “Automatic Reinforcement Stitching” on page S-5.)

Memo

When you press the “Reinforcement Stitch” button while sewing character/decorative stitch pattern, you can end sewing with a full stitch instead of at a mid-point.

The green light on the right of the “Reinforcement Stitch” button lights up while the machine is sewing a full motif, and it automatically turns off when the sewing is stopped.

Automatic Reinforcement

Stitching

After selecting a stitch pattern, turn on the automatic reinforcement stitching function before sewing, and the machine will automatically sew reinforcement stitches (or reverse stitches, depending on the stitch pattern) at the beginning and end of sewing.

aSelect a stitch pattern.

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bPress to set the automatic reinforcement stitching function.

→ The key will display as .

Memo

Some stitches, such as buttonholes and bar tacks, require reinforcement stitches at the beginning of sewing. If you select one of these stitches, the machine will automatically turn on this function (the key

appears as when the stitch is selected).

cSetsewing.the fabric in the start position and start

a Reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches)

The machine will automatically sew reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches) and then continue sewing.

Memo

If you press the “Start/Stop” button to pause sewing, press it again to continue. The machine will not sew reverse/reinforcement stitches again.

dPress the “Reverse Stitch” button or “Reinforcement Stitch” button.

a Reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches)

The machine will sew reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches) and stop.

Memo

To turn off the automatic reinforcement stitching function, press again, so it appears as.

The operation performed when the button is pressed differs depending on the selected pattern. Refer to the following table for details on the operation that is performed when the button is pressed.

Stitch

Stitch name

(Example)

Applications

Straight stitch Zigzag stitch

(with “ " ” at the top of the key display)

“Reinforcement Stitch” button ON: Reinforcement stitch “Reverse Stitch” button ON: Reverse stitch

*With the automatic reinforcement stitching function, the machine automatically sews reverse stitches at the beginning of sewing.

Straight stitch Zigzag stitch

(with “ . ” at the top of the key display)

2/3 steps elastic zigzag

“Reinforcement Stitch” button ON: Reinforcement stitch “Reverse Stitch” button ON: Reverse stitch

*With the automatic reinforcement stitching function, the machine automatically sews reinforcement stitches at the beginning of sewing.

Overcasting stitch

“Reinforcement Stitch” button ON: Reinforcement stitch “Reverse Stitch” button ON: Reinforcement stitch

*With the automatic reinforcement stitching function, the machine automatically sews reinforcement stitches at the beginning of sewing.

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SEWING

Stitch

Stitch name

(Example)

Applications

Character/Decorative stitch

“Reinforcement Stitch” button ON: Reinforcement stitch after finishing the motif currently being sewn.

“Reverse Stitch” button ON: Sewing operation stops immediately.

*With the automatic reinforcement stitching function, the machine automatically sews reinforcement stitches at the beginning of sewing.

The light beside the “Reinforcement Stitch” button lights up while the machine is sewing the last motif. It automatically turns off when sewing is stopped.

Sewing Curves

Sew slowly while keeping the seam parallel with the fabric edge as you guide the fabric around the curve.

Changing Sewing Direction

Stop the machine. Leave the needle in the fabric, and press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to raise the presser foot. Using the needle as a pivot, turn the fabric so that you can sew in the new direction. Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to lower the presser foot and start sewing.

The pivot setting is useful when changing the sewing direction. When the machine is stopped at the corner of the fabric, the machine stops with the needle in the fabric and the presser foot is automatically raised so the fabric can easily be rotated (“Pivoting” on page S-15).

Sewing a Seam Allowance of 0.5 cm or Less

Baste the corner before sewing, and then, after changing the sewing direction at the corner, pull the basting thread toward the back while sewing.

a 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)

Sewing Heavyweight Fabrics

The sewing machine can sew fabrics up to 6 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) thick. If the thickness of a seam causes sewing to occur at an angle, help guide the fabric by hand and sew on the downward slope.

CAUTION

Do not forcefully push fabrics more than 6 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) thick through the

sewing machine. This may cause the needle to break and cause injury.

Thicker fabrics require a larger needle (“CHANGING THE NEEDLE” of “Basic operations”).

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SEWING

If the Fabric does not Fit under the Presser Foot

If the presser foot is in the up position, and you are sewing heavyweight or multiple layers of fabric which do not fit easily under the presser foot, use the presser foot lever to raise the presser foot to its highest position. The fabric will now fit under the presser foot.

Memo

You cannot use the presser foot lever after the presser foot has been raised using the “Presser Foot Lifter” button.

If the Fabric does not Feed

If the fabric does not feed when starting to sew or when sewing thick seams, press the black button on the left side of presser foot “J”.

aRaise the presser foot.

bWhile keeping the black button on the left side of presser foot “J” pressed in, press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to lower the presser foot.

cRelease the black button.

The presser foot remains level, enabling the fabric to be fed.

Memo

Once the trouble spot has been passed, the foot will return to its normal position.

When “Automatic Fabric Sensor System” (Automatic Presser Foot Pressure) in the machine settings screen is set to “ON”, the thickness of the fabric is automatically detected by the internal sensor so the fabric can be fed smoothly for best sewing results. (see page S-17for details.)

Sewing Hook-and-LoopFastener

CAUTION

Do not use adhesive backed hook-and-loopfastener designed for sewing. If the adhesive sticks to the needle or the bobbin hook race, it may cause malfunction.

If the hook-and-loopfastener is sewn with a fine needle(65/9-75/11),the needle may bend or break.

Note

Before starting to sew, baste the fabric and hook-and-loopfastener together.

Make sure that the needle passes through the hook-and-loopfastener by rotating the handwheel and lower the needle into thehook-and-loopfastener before sewing. Sew the edge of thehook-and-loopfastener at a slow speed.

If the needle does not pass through the hook-and-loopfastener, replace the needle with the needle for thick fabrics (“Fabric/Thread/Needle Combinations” of “Basic operations”).

a Edge of thehook-and-loopfastener

S-8

Sewing Lightweight Fabrics

Place thin paper or tear away embroidery stabilizer under thin fabrics to make sewing easier. Gently tear off the paper or the stabilizer after sewing.

a Thin paper

Sewing Stretch Fabrics

First, baste together the pieces of fabric, and then sew without stretching the fabric.

In addition, a better result can be achieved by using thread for knits or a stretch stitch.

Memo

For best results when sewing stretch fabrics, decrease the pressure of the presser foot (“Using the Machine Setting Mode Key” of “Basic operations”).

a Basting stitching

SEWING

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STITCH SETTINGS

STITCH SETTINGS

When you select a stitch, your machine automatically selects the appropriate stitch width, stitch length, “L/R SHIFT”, and upper thread tension. However, if needed, you can change any of the individual settings.

Note

Settings for some stitches cannot be changed (refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on page S-67).

If you turn off the machine or select another stitch without saving stitch setting changes (“Saving Your Stitch Settings” on page S-22),the stitch settings will return to their default settings.

Setting the Stitch Width

Follow the steps below when you want to change the zigzag stitch pattern width.

Memo

For an alternate method of changing the stitch width using the speed controller, see page S-39.

Example:

Press to narrow the zigzag stitch pattern width.

→ The value in the display gets smaller.

Press to widen the zigzag stitch pattern width.

→ The value in the display gets bigger.

Memo

Press after pressingto return to the original setting.

Note

After adjusting the stitch width, slowly rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) and check that the needle does not touch the presser foot. If the needle hits the presser foot, the needle may bend or break.

Setting the Stitch Length

Follow the steps below when you want to change the stitch pattern length.

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Example:

Press to shorten the stitch length.

→ The value in the display gets smaller.

Press to lengthen the stitch length.

→ The value in the display gets bigger.

Memo

Press to check changes made to the stitch.

Press after pressingto return to the original setting.

CAUTION

If the stitches get bunched together, lengthen the stitch length and continue sewing. Do not continue sewing without lengthening the stitch length. Otherwise, the needle may break and cause injury.

Setting the “L/R SHIFT”

Follow the steps below when you want to change the placement of the zigzag stitch pattern by moving it left and right.

Example:

Press to shift the pattern to the left.

→ The value in the display appears with a minus sign.

Press to shift the pattern to the right side of the left needle position.

→ The value in the display appears with a plus sign.

Memo

Press after pressingto return to the original setting.

Note

After adjusting the “L/R SHIFT”, slowly rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) and check that the needle does not touch the presser foot. If the needle hits the presser foot, the needle may bend or break.

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Sewing S-11

STITCH SETTINGS

Setting the Thread Tension

You may need to change the thread tension, depending on the fabric and thread being used. Follow the steps below to make any necessary changes.

Proper Thread Tension

The upper thread and the bobbin thread should cross near the center of the fabric. Only the upper thread should be visible from the right side of the fabric, and only the bobbin thread should be visible from the wrong side of the fabric.

aWrong side

bSurface

cUpper thread

dBobbin thread

Upper Thread is Too Tight

If the bobbin thread is visible on the right side of the fabric, the upper thread is too tight.

Note

If the bobbin thread was incorrectly threaded, the upper thread may appear to be too tight. In this case, refer to “Setting the Bobbin” of “Basic operations” and rethread the bobbin thread.

aBobbin thread

bUpper thread

cSurface

dLocks appear on surface of fabric

Press , to loosen the upper thread.

Memo

When you finish sewing, remove the bobbin cover and then make sure that the thread is shown as below. If the thread is not shown as below, the thread is not inserted through the tension-adjustingspring of the bobbin case correctly. Reinsert the thread correctly. For details, refer to “Setting the Bobbin” of “Basic operations”.

Upper Thread is Too Loose

If the upper thread is visible from the wrong side of the fabric, the upper thread is too loose.

Note

If the upper thread was incorrectly threaded, the upper thread may appear to be too loose. In this case, refer to “Upper Threading” of “Basic operations” and rethread the upper thread.

aUpper thread

bBobbin thread

cWrong side

dLocks appear on wrong side of fabric

Press , to tighten the upper thread.

Memo

Press after pressingto return to the original setting.

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USEFUL FUNCTIONS

USEFUL FUNCTIONS

Automatic Thread Cutting

After selecting a stitch pattern, turn on the automatic thread cutting function before sewing, and the machine will automatically sew reinforcement stitches (or reverse stitches, depending on the stitch pattern) at the beginning and end of sewing, and trim the threads at the end of sewing. This function is useful when sewing buttonholes and bar tacks.

aSelect a stitch pattern.

bPress to set the automatic thread cutting function.

→ The key will display as .

cSetsewing.the fabric in the start position and start

a Reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches)

The machine will automatically sew reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches) and then continue sewing.

Memo

If you press the “Start/Stop” button to pause sewing, press the same button again to continue. The beginning reverse/reinforcement stitches will not be sewn again.

dPress the “Reverse Stitch” button or “Reinforcement Stitch” button.

a Reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches)

The machine will sew reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches), then trim the thread.

Memo

To turn off the automatic thread cutting function, press again, so it appears as.

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Sewing S-13

USEFUL FUNCTIONS

Adjusting the Needle Drop Position with the Guideline Marker (For models equipped with the guideline marker)

The red guideline marker indicates the sewing position on the fabric.

You can adjust the sewing position by moving the guideline marker while checking the guideline marker on the fabric.

CAUTION

The guideline marker is a laser; therefore, do not stare at the laser light directly. Otherwise it may cause blindness.

aPressto display the guideline marker.

→ The guideline marker scale appears.

*Depending on the setting of “Initial Position” in the settings screen, the intial needle drop position is scaled as either 0.0 mm or 3.5 mm.

bUse orto move the needle drop position.

Adjust the position from 10.5 mm (3/8 inch) to the right of the left needle to -3.5mm(-1/8inch) to the left of the left needle.

cPress again to stop using the guideline marker.

Adjusting the Guideline Marker Position

If the guideline marker indicates the position incorrectly in the center needle position, adjust the initial position in the settings screen.

aPress to display “Guideline Marker Adjust” in the settings screen.

bDisplay settings screen.

cPress .

The “Guideline Marker Adjust” screen appears.

dUse orto adjust the guideline marker position.

a

 

 

 

b

 

 

 

aPress to move the guideline marker to the left

bPress to move the guideline marker to the right

ePress twice to return to the original screen.

Adjusting the Brightness of the Guideline Marker

aFollow steps from a toc to display the “Guideline Marker Adjust” screen.

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bUse orto adjust the brightness of the guideline marker.

Set the brightness of the guideline marker from “1” for a dim marker, to “5” for the brightest marker, on the fabric.

cPress twice to return to the original screen.

Using the Knee Lifter

Using the knee lifter, you can raise and lower the presser foot with your knee, leaving both hands free to handle the fabric.

aAlign the tabs on the knee lifter with the notches in the knee lifter slot on the front of the machine. Insert the knee lifter bar as far as possible.

CAUTION

Only change position of the knee lifter handle when knee lifter is not on the machine, otherwise the presser foot will go up, and then the knee lifter may damage the mounting slot on front of the machine.

Note

If the knee lifter bar is not pushed into the mounting slot as far as possible, it may come out during use.

bUse your knee to move the knee lifter bar to the right in order to raise the presser foot. Release the knee lifter to lower the presser foot.

CAUTION

Be sure to keep your knee away from the knee lifter during sewing. If the knee lifter is pushed during machine operation, the needle may break or the thread tension may loosen.

Memo

When the presser foot is in the up position, move the knee lifter to the far right and then release to return the presser foot to the down position.

Pivoting

If the pivot setting is selected, the machine stops with the needle lowered (in the fabric) and the presser foot is automatically raised to an appropriate height when the “Start/Stop” button is pressed. When the “Start/Stop” button is pressed again, the presser foot is automatically lowered and sewing continues. This function is useful for stopping the machine to rotate the fabric.

CAUTION

When the pivot setting is selected, the machine starts when the “Start/Stop” button is pressed or the foot controller is pressed down even if the presser foot has been raised. Be sure to keep your hands and other items away from the needle, otherwise injuries may occur.

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Sewing S-15

USEFUL FUNCTIONS

Memo

When the pivot setting is selected, the height of the presser foot when sewing is stopped can be changed according to the

type of fabric being sewn. Press to display “Pivoting Height” in the settings

screen. Press orto select one of the three heights (3.2 mm, 5.0 mm or 7.5 mm). To raise the presser foot further, increase the setting. (Normally, 3.2 mm is set.)

Note

The “Needle Position - UP/DOWN” in the settings screen, must be set in the down

position for the pivot function to be used. When “Needle Position - UP/DOWN”

is set in the raised position, appears as light gray and cannot be used.

The pivot function can only be used with stitches where presser foot J or N is indicated in the upper-leftcorner of the

screen. If any other stitch is selected, appears as light gray and is not available.

Use the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to make sure the presser foot is lowered, and then press the “Start/Stop” button to continue sewing.

If the pivot setting is selected, andbeside “Presser Foot Height” in the settings screen are not available and the setting cannot be changed.

aSelect a stitch.

bPress to select the pivot setting.

→ The key appears as .

cPlace the fabric under the presser foot with the needle at the starting point of the stitching, and then press the “Start/Stop” button. The machine will begin sewing.

Memo

If you press the “Start/Stop” button to pause sewing, press it again to continue, reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches) will not be sewn.

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dPress the “Start/Stop” button to stop the machine at the point where the sewing direction changes.

The machine stops with the needle in the fabric, and the presser foot is raised.

eRotate the fabric, and then press the “Start/Stop” button.

The presser foot is automatically lowered, and sewing continues.

Automatic Fabric Sensor System

(Automatic Presser Foot

Pressure)

The thickness of the fabric is automatically detected and the presser foot pressure is automatically adjusted with an internal sensor while sewing, to insure that your fabric is fed smoothly. The fabric sensor system works continuously while sewing. This function is useful for sewing over thick seams (see page S-8),or quilting (see pageS-35).

aPress to display “Automatic Fabric Sensor System” in the settings screen.

bSet“ON”.“Automatic Fabric Sensor System” to

cPressto return to the original screen.

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Sewing S-17

USEFUL FUNCTIONS

Needle Position – Stitch

Placement

When the “Needle Position – Stitch Placement” is on, the needle will be partially lowered for precise stitch placement and then press the “Needle Position” button again to lower the needle completely. Each press of the “Needle Position” button changes the needle to the next position. When the “Needle Position – Stitch Placement” is turned off, each press of the “Needle Position” button simply raises and then lowers the needle.

aPointing needle mode is “ON”

bPointing needle mode is “OFF”

*When the needle is nearly lowered by pressing the “Needle Position” button, the feed dogs are lowered. At this time, the fabric can be shifted to finely adjust the needle drop position.

aPress to display “Needle Position – Stitch Placement” in the settings screen.

bSet “Needle Position – Stitch Placement” to “ON” or “OFF”.

cPressto return to the original screen.

Locking the Screen

If the screen is locked before starting to sew, the various settings such as the stitch width and stitch length are locked and cannot be changed. This prevents screen settings from accidentally being changed or the machine from being stopped while large pieces of fabric or projects are being sewn. The screen can be locked when sewing utility stitches and character decorative stitches.

aSelect a stitch pattern.

bIf necessary, adjust any settings such as the stitch width and stitch length.

cPress to lock the screen settings.

The key appears as .

dSew your project.

eWhen you are finished sewing, press again to unlock the screen settings.

CAUTION

If the screen is locked ( ), unlock the

screen by pressing . While the screen is locked, no other key can be operated.

The settings are unlocked when the machine is turned off and on.

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Sewing S-19

S Sewing

Chapter 2

Utility Stitches

SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES ...............................

21

Selecting a Stitch ......................................................................

21

Using the Mirror Image Key ....................................................

21

Using the Image Key ................................................................

22

Saving Your Stitch Settings ......................................................

22

Saving Settings .........................................................................

22

Retrieving Saved Settings .........................................................

23

SEWING THE STITCHES ..........................................

24

Straight Stitches ........................................................................

24

Changing the Needle Position (Left or Middle Needle Position

Stitches Only) .........................................................................

25

Aligning the Fabric with a Mark on the Needle Plate or Bobbin

Cover (with Mark)....................................................................

26

Using the Straight Stitch Needle Plate and the Straight Stitch Foot .....

26

Basting .....................................................................................

28

Dart Seam.................................................................................

28

Gathering..................................................................................

29

Flat Fell Seam............................................................................

29

Pintuck......................................................................................

30

Zigzag Stitches .........................................................................

31

Overcasting (Using a Zigzag Stitch) ........................................

31

Appliqué (Using a Zigzag Stitch) .............................................

31

Patchwork (for Crazy Quilt) ....................................................

32

Sewing Curves (Using a Zigzag Stitch) ....................................

32

Cord Guide Bobbin Cover (Using a Zigzag Stitch) ...................

32

Elastic Zigzag Stitches ..............................................................

33

Tape Attaching ........................................................................

33

Overcasting .............................................................................

33

Overcasting .............................................................................

33

Overcasting Using Presser Foot “G” .......................................

33

Overcasting Using Presser Foot “J” .........................................

34

Quilting ...................................................................................

35

Piecing ....................................................................................

36

Piecing Using the 1/4" Quilting Foot with Guide (optional with

some models) ...........................................................................

37

Appliqué .................................................................................

38

Quilting with Satin Stitches .....................................................

39

Free Motion Quilting ...............................................................

40

Echo Quilting Using the Free Motion Echo Quilting Foot “E”

 

(optional with some models)....................................................

43

Blind Hem Stitches ..................................................................

45

If the Needle Catches Too Much of the Hem Fold ...................

47

If the Needle does not Catch the Hem Fold .............................

47

Appliqué ..................................................................................

48

Appliqué Sharp Curves ............................................................

48

Appliqué Corners .....................................................................

49

Shelltuck Stitches .....................................................................

49

Scallop Stitches ........................................................................

50

Crazy Quilting ..........................................................................

50

Smocking Stitches ....................................................................

51

Fagoting ...................................................................................

52

Tape or Elastic Attaching .........................................................

52

Heirloom .................................................................................

53

Hemstitching (1) ......................................................................

53

Hemstitching (2) (Drawn Work (1)) .........................................

54

Hemstitching (3) (Drawn Work (2)) .........................................

54

One-stepButtonholes ..............................................................

55

Sewing Stretch Fabrics ............................................................

57

Odd Shaped Buttons/Buttons that do Not Fit into the Button

 

Holder Plate ............................................................................

58

Darning.....................................................................................

58

Bar Tacks .................................................................................

59

Bar Tacks on Thick Fabrics .......................................................

61

Button Sewing .........................................................................

61

Attaching 4 Hole Buttons..........................................................

62

Attaching a Shank to the Button ..............................................

62

Eyelet ......................................................................................

62

Multi-directionalSewing (Straight Stitch and Zigzag Stitch) ...

63

Zipper Insertion ......................................................................

64

Centered Zipper .......................................................................

64

Inserting a Side Zipper .............................................................

65

STITCH SETTING CHART ........................................

67

SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES

SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES

Selecting a Stitch

There are 5 categories of Utility Stitches.

aTurn the main power to ON and display the utility stitches.

Either “1-01Straight stitch (Left)” or“1-03Straight stitch (Middle)” is selected, depending on the setting selected in the settings screen.

bUse to select the category you want.

*Press to view the next page.

*Press to view previous page.

a

b

c

aPreview of the selected stitch

bStitch selection screen

cPercentage size of view

cPress the key of the stitch you want to sew.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on page S-67.

Using the Mirror Image Key

Depending on the type of utility stitch you select, you may be able to sew a horizontal mirror image of the stitch.

If is lit when you select a stitch, it will be possible to make a mirror image of the stitch.

Note

If is light gray after you select a stitch, you cannot create a horizontal mirror image of the selected stitch due to the type of stitch or type of presser foot recommended (this is true of buttonholes,multi-directionalsewing, and others).

Press to create a horizontal mirror image of the selected stitch.

The key will display as .

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Stitches Utility

Sewing S-21

SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES

Using the Image Key

You can display an image of the selected stitch. You can check and change the colors of the image of the screen.

aPress .

An image of the selected stitch is displayed.

bPress to change the thread color of the stitch on the screen.

*Press to display an enlarged image of the stitch.

a

a Stitch screen

Memo

The color changes every time you press

.

Note

If stitches are wider or larger than display, press darkened arrows to move the stitch pattern for better visibility.

cPressto return to the original screen.

Saving Your Stitch Settings

The settings for the zigzag stitch width, stitch length, thread tension, automatic thread cutting, automatic reinforcement stitching, etc., are preset in the machine for each stitch. However, if you have specific settings that you wish to reuse later for a stitch, you can change the settings so that they can be saved for that stitch. Five sets of settings can be saved for a single stitch.

Saving Settings

aSelect a stitch. (Example: )

bSpecify your preferred settings.

cPress .

The memory function screen appears.

dPress .

The settings are saved. Press to return to the original screen.

Memo

If you try to save settings when there are already 5 sets of settings saved for a stitch, the message “The pockets are full. Delete a pattern.” will appear. Close the message and delete a setting referring to page S-23.

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Retrieving Saved Settings

aSelect a stitch.

Memo

When a stitch is selected, the last settings retrieved are displayed. The last settings retrieved are retained even if the machine was turned off or a different stitch was selected.

bPress .

The memory function screen appears.

cPress .

dPress the numbered key of the settings to be retrieved.

*Press to return to the original screen without retrieving settings.

a

a Numbered keys

ePress .

The selected settings are retrieved. Press to return to the original screen.

Memo

To save new settings when there are already 5 sets of settings saved for a stitch,

press . Press the numbered key of the setting to be deleted. Press, press

and then. The new setting will be saved in place of the recently deleted setting.

You can delete all the saved settings by pressing .

SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES

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Stitches Utility

Sewing S-23

SEWING THE STITCHES

SEWING THE STITCHES

Straight Stitches

See page S-67for the detailed information of stitches.

Stitch

Stitch name

Presser foot

 

Straight stitch (Left)

 

 

 

 

 

Straight stitch (Left)

 

 

 

 

 

Straight stitch (Middle)

 

 

 

 

 

Straight stitch (Middle)

 

 

 

 

 

Triple stretch stitch

 

Stem stitch

Decorative stitch

Basting stitch

aLeft needle position

bMiddle needle position

aReverse stitch

bReinforcement stitch

Memo

Refer to “Sewing Reinforcement Stitches” on page S-5for the detailed information of reverse stitches and reinforcement stitches.

aSelect a stitch.

bAttach presser foot “J”.

* Attach presser foot “N” when you select

.

cHold the thread tail and fabric with your left hand, and rotate the handwheel with your right hand to insert the needle into the fabric.

a Sewing start position

dLower the presser foot, and hold the “Reverse Stitch” or “Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew 3-4stitches.

The machine sews reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches).

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ePressforward.the “Start/Stop” button to sew

a Reverse stitches

→ The machine will begin sewing slowly.

CAUTION

Be sure the needle does not strike a basting pin, or any other objects, during sewing. The thread could tangle or the needle could break, causing injury.

fWhen sewing is completed, hold the “Reverse Stitch” button or “Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew 3-4reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches) at the end of the seam.

gAfter sewing, press the “Thread Cutter” button to trim the threads.

Memo

When the automatic thread cutting and automatic reinforcement stitch keys on the screen are selected, reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches) will be sewn automatically at the beginning of sewing when the “Start/Stop” button is pressed. Press the “Reverse Stitch” or “Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches) and trim the thread automatically at the end of sewing.

Changing the Needle Position (Left or Middle Needle Position Stitches Only)

When you select left or middle needle position

stitches, you can use andin the stitch

width display to change the position of the needle. Match the distance from the right edge of the presser foot to the needle with the stitch width, then align the edge of the presser foot with the edge of the fabric during sewing for an attractive finish.

a Stitch width

Example: Left/Middle needle position stitches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.0 mm

8.5 mm

 

6.5 mm

 

 

5.0 mm

(approx.

(approx.

 

(approx.

 

 

(approx.

1/2 inch)

11/32

 

 

1/4 inch)

 

3/16 inch)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

inch)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stitches Utility

Sewing S-25

SEWING THE STITCHES

Aligning the Fabric with a Mark on the Needle Plate or Bobbin Cover (with Mark)

While sewing, align the edge of the fabric with the 16 mm (approx. 5/8 inch) mark on the needle plate or bobbin cover (with mark) depending on the needle position (left or middle (center) needle position stitches only).

For stitches with a left needle position (Stitch width: 0.0 mm)

aSeam

bPresser foot

cCentimeters

dInches

eNeedle plate

f16 mm (5/8 inch)

For stitches with a middle (center) needle position (Stitch width: 3.5 mm)

aSeam

bPresser foot

cInches

dBobbin cover (with mark)

e16 mm (5/8 inch)

Using the Straight Stitch Needle Plate and the Straight Stitch Foot

The straight stitch needle plate and the straight stitch foot can only be used for straight stitches (middle needle position stitches). Use the straight stitch needle plate and the straight stitch foot when sewing thin fabrics or when sewing small pieces which tend to sink into the hole of the regular needle plate during sewing. The straight stitch foot is perfect to reduce puckering on lightweight fabrics. The small opening on the foot provides support for the fabric as the needle travels through the fabric.

a 2.25 mm (1/8 inch)b 4.25 mm (3/16 inch)c 6.25 mm (1/4 inch)d 8.5 mm (5/16 inch)

CAUTION

Always use the straight stitch foot in combination with the straight stitch needle plate.

aPress the “Needle Position” button to raise the needle and turn the main power to OFF or press .

bRemove the needle and the presser foot holder (“CHANGING THE NEEDLE” of “Basic operations”).

cRemove the flat bed attachment.

dGrasp both sides of the needle plate cover, and then slide it toward you.

a Needle plate cover

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eGrasp the bobbin case, and then pull it out.

a Bobbin case

fUse the disc-shapedscrewdriver included with the machine to unscrew and remove the regular needle plate.

gSet the straight stitch needle plate in place and use the disc-shapedscrewdriver to tighten the plate.

a Round hole

Note

Align the two screw holes on the needle plate with the two holes on the machine. Use the disc-shapedscrewdriver included with the machine to secure the screws in the needle plate.

hInsert the bobbin case in its original position, and then attach the needle plate cover.

iAfter reinstalling the needle plate cover, select any of the straight stitches.

Memo

When using the straight stitch needle plate, all straight stitches become middle needle position stitches. You cannot change the needle position using the width display.

Always secure the needle plate before inserting the bobbin case into its original position.

“L/R SHIFT” does not work when straight stitch needle plate is on the machine.

CAUTION

Selecting other stitches will cause an error message to be displayed.

Slowly rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) before sewing and make sure that the needle is not contacting the straight stitch foot and straight stitch needle plate.

jInsertfoot. needle and attach the straight stitch

aNotch

bPin

kStart sewing.

* After sewing, make sure to remove the straight stitch needle plate and the straight stitch foot, and reinstall the regular needle plate, the needle plate cover and the presser foot “J”.

Memo

To prevent puckering on fine fabrics, use a fine needle, size 75/11, and a short stitch length. For heavier fabrics, use a heavier needle, size 90/14, and longer stitches.

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Stitches Utility

Sewing S-27

SEWING THE STITCHES

Basting

aSelectand attach presser foot “J”.

bPress the “Reverse Stitch” button to sew reinforcement stitches, then continue sewing.

Memo

When you use the basting stitch for gathering, do not use a reinforcement stitch at the beginning; you should lift the presser foot, rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise), pull up the bobbin thread and pull a length of top and bobbin thread out from the rear of the machine.

You can set the stitch length between 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) and 30 mm (approx. 1-3/16inches)

aBetween 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) and 30 mm (approx. 1-3/16inches)

cSew while keeping the fabric straight.

dEnd the basting with reinforcement stitches.

Dart Seam

aSelectand attach presser foot “J”.

bSew a reverse stitch at the beginning of the dart and then sew from the wide end to the other end without stretching the fabric.

* If automatic reinforcement stitching is preset, a reinforcement stitch will automatically be sewn at the beginning of sewing.

a Basting

cCut the thread at the end leaving 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16inches), and then tie both ends together.

* Do not sew a reverse stitch at the end.

dInsert the ends of the thread into the dart with a hand sewing needle.

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eIron the dart to one side so that it is flat.

Gathering

Use on waists of skirts, sleeves of shirts, etc.

aSelectfoot “J”.a straight stitch and attach presser

bSet the stitch length to 4.0 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) and the thread tension to approximately 2.0 (weaker tension).

* If you press after pressing

and then , the stitch length will be set automatically to 4.0 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) and the thread tension will be automatically set to 2.0.

cPull the bobbin and upper threads out by 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16inches) (“Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread” of “Basic operations”).

aUpper thread

bBobbin thread

cAbout 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16inches)

dSew two rows of straight stitches parallel to the seam line, then trim excess thread leaving 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16inches).

aSeam line

b10 mm to 15 mm (approx. 3/8 inch to 9/16 inch)

cAbout 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16inches)

ePull the bobbin threads to obtain the desired amount of gather, then tie the threads.

fSmooth the gathers by ironing them.

gSew on the seam line and remove the basting stitch.

Flat Fell Seam

Use for reinforcing seams and finishing edges neatly.

aSelectand attach presser foot “J”.

bSew the finish line, then cut half of the seam allowance from the side on which the flat fell seam will lie.

* When the automatic thread cutting and automatic reinforcement stitching are preset, reinforcement stitches will be sewn automatically at the beginning of sewing. Press the “Reverse Stitch” button to sew a

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reinforcement stitch and trim the thread automatically at the end of sewing.

aAbout 12 mm (approx. 1/2 inch)

bWrong side

cSpread the fabric out along the finish line.

aFinish line

bWrong side

dLay both seam allowances on the side of the shorter seam (cut seam) and iron them.

a Wrong side

eFold the longer seam allowance around the shorter one, and sew the edge of the fold.

a Wrong side

Finished flat fell seam

a Surface

Pintuck

aMarkthe fabric.along the folds on the wrong side of

a Wrong side

bTurnonly. the fabric and iron the folded parts

a Surface

cSelectand attach presser foot “I”.

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dSew a straight stitch along the fold.

* When the automatic thread cutting and automatic reinforcement stitching are preset, reinforcement stitches will be sewn automatically at the beginning of sewing. Press the “Reverse Stitch” button to sew a reinforcement stitch and trim the thread automatically at the end of sewing.

aWidth for pintuck

bWrong side

cSurface

eIron the folds in the same direction.

Zigzag Stitches

Zigzag stitches are useful for overcasting, appliqué, patchwork, and many other applications.

Select a stitch, and attach presser foot “J”.

See page S-5for the detailed information of reverse stitches and reinforcement stitches.

See page S-67for the detailed information of stitches.

Stitch

Stitch name

Presser foot

 

Zigzag stitch

 

aSelect a stitch.

bAttach presser foot “J”.

Overcasting (Using a Zigzag Stitch)

Sew the overcasting along the edge of the fabric while positioning the right-handside needle drop point just outside the edge of the fabric.

aNeedle drop position

Appliqué (Using a Zigzag Stitch)

Attach the appliqué material using a temporary spray adhesive or basting, and then sew it.

*Sew a zigzag stitch while positioning the right-handside needle drop point just outside the edge of the fabric.

Zigzag stitch

Zigzag stitch (Right)

Zigzag stitch (Left)

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Patchwork (for Crazy Quilt)

Turn back the desired width of fabric and position it over the lower fabric, then sew so that the stitch bridges both pieces of fabric.

Sewing Curves (Using a Zigzag Stitch)

Shorten the stitch length setting to obtain a fine stitch. Sew slowly, keeping the seams parallel with the fabric edge as you guide the fabric around the curve.

Cord Guide Bobbin Cover (Using a Zigzag Stitch)

aRemove the bobbin cover from the machine (“Setting the Bobbin” of “Basic operations”).

bThread the gimp thread through the hole in the cord guide bobbin cover from top to bottom. Position the thread in the notch at the back of the cord guide bobbin cover.

aNotch

bGimp thread

cSnap the cord guide bobbin cover into place, making sure that the gimp thread can be fed freely.

* Make sure there are no restrictions when feeding the thread.

dSet the zigzag width from 2.0 mm - 2.5 mm (approx. 1/16 inch - 3/32 inch).

eAttach presser foot “N”.

fPosition the fabric right side up on top of the cord and place the cord to the rear of the machine under the presser foot.

aFabric (right side)

bGimp thread

gLower the presser foot and start sewing to make a decorative finish.

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Elastic Zigzag Stitches

Use elastic zigzag stitches for tape attaching, overcasting, darning, or a wide variety of other uses.

See page S-67for the detailed information of stitches.

Stitch

Stitch name

Presser foot

 

2 steps elastic zigzag

 

 

 

 

 

3 steps elastic zigzag

 

 

 

 

aSelect a stitch.

bAttach presser foot “J”.

Tape Attaching

Stretch the tape flat. While stretching the tape flat, sew the tape to the fabric.

Overcasting

Use this stitch to sew overcasting on the edge of stretch fabrics. Sew the overcasting along the edge of the fabric while positioning the right-handside needle drop point just outside the edge of the fabric.

Overcasting

Use for the edge of seams in skirts or trousers, and the edge of all cuttings. Use presser foot “G”, presser foot “J”, or the optional side cutter attachment depending on the kind of overcasting stitch you select.

Overcasting Using Presser Foot “G”

Stitch

Stitch name

Presser foot

 

Overcasting stitch

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

 

 

 

a Tape

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aSelect a stitch and attach presser foot “G”.

bLower the presser foot so that the presser foot guide is set flush against the edge of the fabric.

cSew along the presser foot guide.

a Guide

CAUTION

After the stitch width is adjusted, rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise). Check that the needle does not touch the presser foot. If the needle hits the presser foot, the needle may break and cause injury.

aThe needle should not touch the center bar

If the presser foot is raised to its highest level, the needle may strike the presser foot.

Overcasting Using Presser Foot “J”

See page S-67for the detailed information of stitches.

Stitch

Stitch name

Presser foot

 

Overcasting stitch

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

 

 

 

 

Single diamond overcast

 

 

 

 

 

Single diamond overcast

 

 

 

 

aSelect a stitch and attach presser foot “J”.

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bSew with the needle dropping slightly off the edge of the fabric.

a Needle drop position

Note

Use the “L/R SHIFT” setting for fine tuning the placement of the stitch. Be sure to sew trial stitches using the same conditions as the real sewing.

Quilting

You can make beautiful quilts quickly and easily with this machine. When making a quilt, you will find it convenient to use the knee lifter and foot controller to free your hands for other tasks (“Using the Foot Controller” on page S-4and /or “Using the Knee Lifter” on pageS-15).

The 30 quilting stitches Q-01throughQ-30and the utility stitches with “P” or “Q” indicated on their key are useful for quilting.

The “P” or “Q” at the bottom of the key display indicates that these stitches are intended for (“Q”) quilting and (“P”) piecing.

See page S-67for the detailed information of stitches.

Presser foot

Stitch

Stitch name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch (Middle)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch (Right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch (Left)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand-lookquilting (Middle)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basting stitch

 

 

(Middle)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presser foot

Stitch

Stitch name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stem stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting appliqué zigzag stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag stitch (Right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag stitch (Left)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 steps elastic zigzag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 steps elastic zigzag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting appliqué stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shell tuck edge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blanket stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting stippling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tape attaching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serpentine stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feather stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fagoting cross stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Couching stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patchwork double overlock

 

 

 

stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smocking stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Presser foot

Stitch

Stitch name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick-rackstitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorative stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorative stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hemstitching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hemstitching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single diamond

 

 

 

overcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch (Right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch (Middle)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch (Left)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand-lookquilting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting appliqué zigzag stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting appliqué stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting stippling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memo

When a stitch pattern in the Quilting Stitches category (Q-02throughQ-30)is selected, a finer stitch width can be set than is available with stitch patterns in other categories.

For example: Stitch Q-03has 57 needle positions and stitchQ-19has 29 width selections.

Note

The width range of stitch setting is only available in the Quilting stitch “Q” quilting category.

Piecing

Sewing two pieces of fabric together is called piecing. When cutting pieces for quilt blocks, make sure the seam allowance is 6.5 mm (approx.

1/4 inch).

aSelectorand attach presser foot “J”.

bAlign the edge of the fabric with the edge of the presser foot, and start sewing.

* To sew a 6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) seam allowance along the right edge of the presser foot with

selected, the width should be set to 5.50 mm (approx. 7/32 inch).

a 6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)

*To sew a 6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) seam allowance along the left edge of the presser foot with

selected, the width should be set to 1.50 mm (approx. 1/32 inch).

a 6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)

*To change the needle position, use orin the width display.

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Memo

Using a straight stitch (middle needle position) makes it easier to sew smoothly (see page S-24).

For models equipped with the guideline marker:

In the case Q-01(center,at width 3.5 mm) is selected, if the guideline marker is set at 10.0 mm (3.5 mm plus 6.5 mm, close to 1/4 inch), you can sew piecing with referring the guideline marker.

Piecing Using the 1/4" Quilting Foot with Guide (optional with some models)

This quilting foot can sew an accurate 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch seam allowance.

It can be used for piecing together a quilt or for topstitching.

aPress , and then attach the 1/4” piecing foot with guide.

a

a Guide

bUse the guide and marks on the presser foot to sew accurate seam allowances.

Piecing a 1/4 inch seam allowance

Sew keeping the edge of the fabrics against the guide.

b

a

aGuide

b1/4 inch

Memo

For accurate fabric placement, refer to “Aligning the Fabric with a Mark on the Needle Plate or Bobbin Cover (with Mark)” on page S-26.

Creating an accurate seam allowance

Use the mark on the foot to begin, end, or pivot 1/4 inch from edge of fabric.

a

e

b

c

e

d

aAlign this mark with edge of fabric to begin.

bBeginning of stitching

cEnd of stitching

dOpposite edge of fabric to end or pivot

e1/4 inch

Memo

For details on pivoting, refer to “Pivoting” on page S-15.

Topstitching quilting, 1/8 inch

Sew with the edge of the fabric aligned with the left side of the presser foot end.

a

b

c

aSurface of fabric

bSeam

c1/8 inch

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Appliqué

aTrace the pattern onto the appliqué fabric and then cut around it, leaving a 3 mm to 5 mm (approx. 1/8 inch to 3/16 inch) seam allowance.

aSeam allowance: 3 mm to 5 mm (approx. 1/8 inch to 3/16 inch)

bPlace a piece of stabilizer cut to the finished size of the appliqué design onto the fabric, and then fold over the seam margin using an iron. Clip curves when necessary.

cTurn the appliqué over, and attach the stabilizer with basting pins or a basting stitch.

dSelectand attach presser foot “J”.

eUse the quilting appliqué stitch to attach the appliqué. Sew around the edge while dropping the needle as close to the edge as possible.

aAppliqué

bNeedle drop position

CAUTION

Be careful that the needle does not strike a basting pin during sewing. Striking a pin can cause the needle to break, resulting in injury.

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You can use the appliqué technique to attach appliqué designs like the three pictured below.

aDresden plate

bStained glass

cSunbonnet sue

Quilting with Satin Stitches

For better fabric control, use the foot controller to sew with satin stitches. Set the speed control slide to control the stitch width to make subtle changes in the stitch width during sewing.

aAttach the foot controller (see page S-4).

bSelect and attach presser foot “J”.

cPress in the length display to shorten the stitch length.

Memo

The setting will vary according to the kind of fabric and the thickness of the thread, but a length of 0.3 mm to 0.5 mm (approx.

1/64 inch to 1/32 inch) is best for satin stitches.

dPress to use the speed control slide to control the stitch width.

eSet the “Width Control” to “ON”.

Memo

You can use the speed control slide to adjust the stitch width. Use the foot controller to adjust the sewing speed.

fPress .

The display will return to the original screen.

gStart sewing.

*You can adjust the stitch width during sewing by moving the sewing speed controller. Slide the lever to the left, and the stitch width becomes narrower. Slide it to the right, the stitch width becomes wider. The size of the width changes equally on both sides of the middle needle position.

anarrower

bwider

Example: Changing the width

hWhen you are finished sewing, set the “Width Control” back to “OFF”.

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Free Motion Quilting

With free motion quilting, the feed dogs can be

lowered by pressing , so that the fabric can be

moved freely in any direction.

In this mode, the presser foot is raised to the necessary height for free motion sewing.

We recommend attaching the foot controller and sewing at a consistent speed. You can adjust the sewing speed with the speed control slide on the machine.

CAUTION

With free motion quilting, control the feeding speed of the fabric to match the sewing speed. If the fabric is moved faster than the sewing speed, the needle may break or other damage may result.

Using free motion open toe quilting foot “O”

The free motion open toe quilting foot “O” is used for free motion quilting with zigzag or decorative stitches or for free motion quilting of straight lines on fabric with an uneven thickness. Various stitches can be sewn using free motion open toe quilting foot “O”. For details on the stitches that can be used, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on

page S-67.

Free motion open toe quilting foot “O”

With free motion quilting, control the feeding speed of the fabric to match the sewing speed.

If the fabric is moved faster than the sewing speed, the needle may break or other damage may result.

Memo

When starting to sew, the internal sensor detects the thickness of the fabric, and the quilting foot is raised to the height specified in the machine settings screen. Press

to display “Free Motion Foot Height” of the settings screen. Pressor

to select the height that the quilting foot is raised above the fabric. Increase the

setting by pressing , for example, when sewing very stretchy fabric, so that it is easier to sew.

In order to sew with a balanced tension, it may be necessary to adjust the upper thread tension (see page S-12).Test with a sample piece of quilting fabric.

aPress to set the machine to free motion sewing mode.

The key appears as , the quilting foot is raised to the necessary height, and then the feed dogs are lowered for free motion sewing.

bSelect a stitch.

cRemove the presser foot holder.

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dAttach free motion open toe quilting foot “O” by positioning the pin of the quilting foot above the needle clamp screw and aligning the lower-leftof the quilting foot and the presser bar.

apin

bNeedle clamp screw

cPresser bar

Note

Make sure that the quilting foot is not slanted.

eHold the quilting foot in place with your right hand, and tighten the presser foot holder screw using the disc-shapedscrewdriver with your left hand.

a Presser foot holder screw

CAUTION

Be sure to securely tighten the screws with the included screwdriver. Otherwise, the needle may touch the quilting foot, causing it to bend or break.

fUse both hands to stretch the fabric taut, and then move the fabric at a consistent pace in order to sew uniform stitches roughly 2.0 mm - 2.5 mm (approx.

1/16 inch - 3/32 inch) in length.

gPressmode.to cancel the free motion sewing

Rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to raise the feed dogs.

Memo

Do not be discouraged with your initial results. The technique requires practice.

Using free motion quilting foot “C” (optional with some models)

Use the free motion quilting foot “C” with straight stitch needle plate for free motion sewing.

Free motion quilting foot “C”

CAUTION

When using free motion quilting foot “C”, be sure to use the straight stitch needle plate and sew with the needle in middle (center) needle position. If the needle is moved to any position other than the middle (center) needle position, the needle may break, which may result in injuries.

Memo

When starting to sew, the internal sensor detects the thickness of the fabric, and the quilting foot is raised to the height specified in the machine settings screen. Press

to display “Free Motion Foot Height” of the settings screen. Pressor

to select the height that the quilting foot is raised above the fabric. Increase the

setting by pressing , for example, when sewing very stretchy fabric, so that it is easier to sew.

In order to sew with a balanced tension, it may be necessary to adjust the upper thread tension.Test with a sample piece of fabric that is similar to your chosen fabric.

a Stitch

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aAttach the straight stitch needle plate (see page S-26).

a Round hole

Memo

Notice this needle plate has a round hole for the needle.

bSelect or.

cPress to set the machine to free motion sewing mode.

The key appears as , the quilting foot is raised to the necessary height, and then the feed dogs are lowered for free motion sewing.

a

a Free motion quilting foot “C”

When stitch Q-01or1-30is selected, free motion quilting foot “C” is indicated in theupper-leftcorner of the screen.

dAttach free motion quilting foot “C” at the front with the presser foot holder screw aligned with the notch in the quilting foot.

a

b

aPresser foot holder screw

bNotch

Note

Make sure that the quilting foot is attached properly and not slanted.

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eHold the quilting foot in place with your right hand, and tighten the presser foot holder screw using the screwdriver with your left hand.

a Presser foot holder screw

CAUTION

Be sure to securely tighten the screws with the included screwdriver. Otherwise, the needle may touch the quilting foot, causing it to bend or break.

fUse both hands to stretch the fabric taut, and then move the fabric at a consistent pace in order to sew uniform stitches roughly 2.0 mm - 2.5 mm (approx.

1/16 inch - 3/32 inch) in length.

a Stitch

gPressto cancel the free motion sewing mode.

Rotate the handwheel toward you

(counterclockwise) to raise the feed dogs.

hAfter sewing, make sure to remove the straight stitch needle plate and presser foot “C”, and reinstall the regular needle plate and the needle plate cover.

Note

Free motion open toe quilting foot “O” can also be used with the straight stitch needle plate. We recommend using free motion open toe quilting foot “O” with free motion sewing of fabrics of uneven thicknesses.

When using the straight stitch needle plate, all straight stitches become middle needle position stitches. You cannot change the needle position using the width display.

Memo

Normally, the feed dogs are raised for regular sewing.

Do not be discouraged with your initial results. The technique requires practice.

Echo Quilting Using the Free Motion Echo Quilting Foot “E” (optional with some models)

Sewing quilting lines at equal distances around a motif is called echo quilting. The quilting lines, which appear as ripples echoing away from the motif, are the distinguishing characteristic of this quilting style. Use the free motion echo quilting foot “E” for echo quilting. Using the measurement on the presser foot as a guide, sew around the motif at a fixed interval. We recommend attaching the foot controller and sewing at a consistent speed.

Free motion echo quilting foot “E” measurement

a6.4 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)

b9.5 mm (approx. 3/8 inch)

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CAUTION

With free motion quilting, control the feeding speed of the fabric to match the sewing speed. If the fabric is moved faster than the sewing speed, the needle may break or other damage may result.

Memo

When starting to sew, the internal sensor detects the thickness of the fabric, and the quilting foot is raised to the height specified in the machine settings screen. Press

to display “Free Motion Foot Height” of the settings screen (see page

S-15).Pressorto select the height that the quilting foot is raised above the

fabric. Increase the setting by pressing , for example, when sewing very soft fabric, so that it is easier to sew.

In order to sew with a balanced tension, it may be necessary to adjust the upper thread tension (see page S-12).Test with a sample piece of quilting fabric.

aSelect .

bPress to set the machine to free motion sewing mode.

The key appears as , the quilting foot is raised to the necessary height, then the feed dogs are lowered for free motion sewing.

cAttach the adapter (“Attaching the Presser Foot with the Included Adapter” of “Basic operations”).

dAttach the free motion echo quilting foot “E” on the left side of the adapter with the holes in the quilting foot and adapter aligned.

eTighten the screw with the included screwdriver.

CAUTION

Be sure to securely tighten the screws with the included screwdriver. Otherwise, the needle may touch the quilting foot, causing it to bend or break.

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fUsing the measurement on the quilting foot as a guide, sew around the motif.

a 6.4 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)

Finished project

gPressto cancel the free motion sewing mode.

Rotate the handwheel toward you

(counterclockwise) to raise the feed dogs.

Blind Hem Stitches

Secure the bottoms of skirts and pants with a blind hem. Two stitches are available for blind hem stitching.

Stitch

Stitch name

Presser foot

 

Blind hem stitch

 

 

 

 

 

Blind hem stitch stretch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memo

When the size of cylindrical pieces is too small to slide onto the arm or the length is too short, the fabric will not feed and desired results may not be achieved.

aTurn the skirt or pants wrong side out.

2

1

3

aWrong side of fabric

bRight side of fabric

cEdge of fabric

dBottom side

bFold the fabric along the desired edge of the hem, and press.

2

4

1

1 3 2

1 2

3

<Seen from the side>

aWrong side of fabric

bRight side of Fabric

cEdge of fabric

dDesired edge of hem

<Thick fabric>

<Normal fabric>

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cUse a chalk to mark on the fabric about 5 mm (3/16 inch) from the edge of the fabric, and then baste it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a Wrong side of fabric

3

5

6

 

b Right side of fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

c Edge of fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

d Desired edge of hem

1

 

 

 

 

e 5 mm (3/16 inch)

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

f Basting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

<Thick fabric>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

<Normal fabric>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<Seen from the side>

dFoldbasting.back the fabric inside along the

3

5

 

4

6

 

1

2

1

 

 

7

1

 

<Seen from the side>

aWrong side of fabric

bRight side of fabric

cEdge of fabric

dDesired edge of hem

e5 mm (3/16 inch)

fBasting

gBasting point

<Thick fabric>

<Normal fabric>

eUnfold the edge of fabric, and position the fabric with the wrong side facing up.

4 3

1

1

6 1

1 5

2

1

aWrong side of fabric

bRight side of fabric

cEdge of fabric

dDesired edge of hem

eBasting point

fBasting

<Thick fabric>

<Normal fabric>

<Seen from the side>

fAttach blind hem foot “R”.

gSelector.

hRemovefree-arm.theflat bed attachment to use the

iSlide the item that you wish to sew onto the free arm, make sure that the fabric feeds correctly, and then start sewing.

a Free arm

jPosition the fabric with the edge of the folded hem against the guide of the presser foot, and then lower the presser foot lever.

aWrong side of fabric

bFold of hem

cGuide

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kAdjust the stitch width until the needle slightly catches the fold of the hem.

a Needle drop point

When you change the needle drop point, raise the needle, and then change the stitch width.

<Stitch width>

aThick fabric

bNormal fabric

Memo

Blind hem stitches cannot be sewn if the left needle drop point does not catch the fold. If the needle catches too much of the fold, the fabric cannot be unfolded and the seam appearing on the right side of the fabric will be very large, leaving an unattractive finish. If you experience either of these cases, follow the instructions below to solve the problem.

If the Needle Catches Too Much of the Hem Fold

The needle is too far to the left.

Press to decrease the stitch width so that the needle slightly catches the fold of the hem.

<Thick fabric>

<Normal fabric>

1

2

aWrong side of fabric

bRight side of fabric

If the Needle does not Catch the Hem Fold

The needle is too far to the right.

Press to increase the stitch width so that the needle slightly catches the fold of the hem.

<Thick fabric>

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<Normal fabric>

aWrong side of fabric

bRight side of fabric

lSew with the fold of the hem against the presser foot guide.

mRemovethe fabric.the basting stitching and reverse

1

2

aWrong side of fabric

bRight side of fabric

Appliqué

aUse a temporary spray adhesive, fabric glue or a basting stitch to attach the appliqué to the fabric.

* This will keep the fabric from moving during sewing.

aAppliqué

bFabric glue

bSelector.

*Adjust the stitch length and width to correspond to the appliqué shape, size, and quality of material (see page S-10).

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on page S-67.

cAttach presser foot “J”. Check that the needle drops slightly off the edge of the appliqué, then start sewing.

a Appliqué material

aNeedle drop position

Appliqué Sharp Curves

Stop the machine with the needle in the fabric outside the appliqué. Raise the presser foot and turn the fabric a little bit at a time while sewing for an attractive finish to the seam.

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Appliqué Corners

Stop the machine with the needle in the right position of the outside (or inside) corner of the appliqué. Raise the presser foot and pivot the fabric to align the fabric edge. Lower the presser foot and continue stitching.

aOutside corner

bInside corner

Memo

Placing a lightweight tear away stabilizer beneath the stitching area will improve the stitch placement along the edge of the appliqué fabric.

Shelltuck Stitches

Shelltuck stitches give an attractive appearance of shells along the curve of a collar. This stitch pattern can be used for edging the neckline or sleeves of dresses and blouses.

aSelect.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on page S-67.

bIncrease the upper thread tension for an attractive scallop finish to the shelltuck stitches (see page S-12).

Memo

If the upper thread tension is too weak, the shelltuck stitches will not scallop.

cTo make rows of shell tuck stitches, fold the fabric in half along the bias.

Memo

• Use a thin fabric.

dAttach presser foot “J”. Set the needle drop point slightly off the edge of the fabric, and start sewing.

a Needle drop position

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eUnfoldside. the fabric, and iron the tucks to one

Memo

To make shell tucks at the edge of a collar or neckline, follow the pattern’s instructions and then use this stitch to make a decorative finish on the collar or neckline.

Scallop Stitches

This wave-shapedsatin stitch is called the scallop stitch. Use this stitch to decorate the edges of blouse collars and handkerchiefs or use it as a hem accent.

Memo

A temporary spray adhesive may be necessary for lightweight fabrics. Test sew the fabric before sewing a project.

aSelect.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on page S-67.

bAttach presser foot “N”. Sew scallop stitches along the edge of the fabric.

* Do not sew directly on the edge of the fabric.

cTrim along the seam, making sure not to cut the stitches.

Memo

Use a seam sealant to secure the edges of the scallop stitches.

Crazy Quilting

For a decorative look called “Crazy Quilting”, the following stitches can be sewn on top of a pressed seam allowance.

aSelectfoot “J”.a straight stitch and attach presser

bWith the right sides facing each other, sew two pieces of fabric together, and then press open the seam allowance.

aStraight stitch

bSeam margins

c6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)

dWrong side

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cSelect a stitch for top stitching.

dPlace the fabric right side up in the machine, and center the presser foot over the seam when sewing.

a Right side of fabric

Smocking Stitches

Use smocking stitches for decorative sewing on clothes, etc.

aSelectfoot “J”.a straight stitch and attach presser

bSet the stitch length to 4.0 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) and loosen the upper thread tension to approximately 2.0 (see “Setting the Stitch Length” on page S-10and “Setting the Thread Tension” on pageS-12).

cPull the bobbin and upper threads out by 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16inches).

dSew the seams, leaving approximately 10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch) between the seams, then trim excess thread, leaving 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16inches).

ePull the bobbin threads to obtain the desired amount of gather, and then smooth

the gathers by ironing them.

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fSelector.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on page S-67.

gSew the spaces between the straight seams.

hPull out the straight stitch threads.

a Approximately 10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch)

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Fagoting

When there is a space between two fabrics with thread sewn over the space to join the fabrics together, it is called fagoting. Use this stitch when sewing blouses or children’s clothes.

aBaste two pieces of fabric onto thin paper, leaving a space of 4 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) between the fabrics.

* If you draw a line down the middle of the thin paper or water-solublestabilizer, sewing is easier.

a4.0 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)

bPaper

cBasting stitches

bSelector.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on page S-67.

cAttach presser foot “J”. Align the center of the presser foot with the middle of the space between the fabrics and begin sewing.

a Basting stitches

Memo

• Use a thick thread.

dWhenpaper away.sewing is finished, gently tear the

Tape or Elastic Attaching

aSelectfoot “J”.a straight stitch and attach presser

bSet the stitch length to 4.0 mm (approx. 3/16 inch), and loosen the upper thread tension to 2.0 (see “Setting the Stitch Length” on page S-10and “Setting the Thread Tension” on pageS-12).

Memo

Be sure that neither automatic reinforcement nor automatic thread cuttingis selected.

cSew two rows of straight stitches on the right side of the fabric, then pull the bobbin thread to create the necessary gather.

Memo

Before sewing the straight stitch, rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) and pull up the bobbin thread. Holding the top and bobbin thread, pull a length of thread out from the rear of the machine. (Be sure that the presser foot is raised.)

dPlace the tape over the gather, and hold it in place with basting pins.

a Tape

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eSelector.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on page S-67.

fSew over the tape (or elastic).

CAUTION

Be sure the needle does not strike a basting pin, or any other objects, during sewing. The thread could tangle or the needle could break, causing injury.

gPull out the straight stitch threads.

Heirloom

Hemstitching (1)

Use for sewing tablecloths, decorative hems, and decorative stitching on shirt fronts.

Memo

Use a light to medium weight homespun fabric with a little stiffness.

aInsertneedle.a type 130/705H, size 100/16 Wing

* This specialty sewing needle is not furnished with your machine. Must be purchased separately.

CAUTION

The “Automatic Threading” button cannot be used. Thread the wing needle by hand, from front to back. Using the “Automatic Threading” button may result in damage to the machine.

A more attractive finish can be obtained if you use a “130/705H Wing” needle when sewing these patterns. If using a wing needle and the stitch width has been set manually, check that the needle will not touch the presser foot by carefully rotating the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) before starting to sew.

bSelect a stitch and attach presser foot “N”.

* Select any stitch between 3-01and3-22.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on page S-67.

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cStart sewing.

Example: Illustration of finished product

Hemstitching (2) (Drawn Work (1))

aPull out several threads from one area on a piece of fabric to open the area.

* Pull out 5 or 6 threads to leave a 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch) area open.

Memo

• Loosely woven fabrics work best for this.

bSelect.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on page S-67.

cAttach presser foot “N”. With the right side of the fabric facing up, sew one edge of the open area.

dPressto create a mirror image of the stitch.

eMatch beginning needle drop points on the opposite edge of the open area to keep the stitching symmetrical.

Hemstitching (3) (Drawn Work (2))

aPull out several threads from both sides of the 4 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) area which are not yet open.

* Pull out four threads, leave five threads, and then pull out four threads. The width of five threads is approximately 4 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) or less.

aApprox. 4 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) or less

bFour threads (pull out)

cFive threads (leave)

bSelect.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on page S-67.

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cSew the decorative stitch in the center of the five threads created above.

Memo

A wing needle can be used for Hemstitching

(3).

One-stepButtonholes

With one-stepbuttonholes, you can make buttonholes appropriate to the size of your button.

See page S-67for the detailed information of stitches.

Stitch

Stitch name

Presser foot

 

Narrow rounded buttonhole

 

 

 

 

 

Wide round ended

 

 

buttonhole

 

 

 

 

 

Tapered round ended

 

 

buttonhole

 

 

 

 

 

Round ended buttonhole

 

 

 

 

 

Round ended buttonhole

 

 

 

 

 

Round double ended

 

 

buttonhole

 

 

 

 

 

Narrow squared buttonhole

 

 

 

 

 

Wide squared buttonhole

 

 

 

 

 

Stretch buttonhole

 

 

 

 

 

Heirloom buttonhole

 

 

 

 

Stitch

Stitch name

Presser foot

 

Bound buttonhole

 

 

 

 

 

Keyhole buttonhole

 

 

 

 

 

Tapered keyhole buttonhole

 

 

 

 

 

Keyhole buttonhole

 

 

 

 

One-stepbuttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below.

a Reinforcement stitching

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aSelect a buttonhole stitch, and attach buttonhole foot “A”.

bMark the position and length of the buttonhole on the fabric.

2

1

aMarks on fabric

bButtonhole sewing

Memo

The maximum buttonhole length is about 28 mm (approx. 1-1/16inches) (diameter + thickness of the button).

cPull out the button holder plate on the presser foot, and insert the button that will be put through the buttonhole. Then tighten the button holder plate around the button.

a Button holder plate

Memo

The size of the buttonhole is determined by the size of the button in the button holder plate.

dAlign the presser foot with the mark on the fabric, and lower the presser foot.

A

aMark on the fabric

bMarks on the presser foot

Note

Pass the thread underneath the presser foot.

Slide the outside frame of the buttonhole foot backward as far as possible as shown in the illustration, making sure that there is no gap behind the part of the foot marked “A”. If the buttonhole foot is not slid back as far as possible, the buttonhole will not be sewn at the correct size.

eLower the buttonhole lever so that it is positioned behind the metal bracket on the buttonhole foot.

a Buttonhole lever

a Metal bracket

fGently 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.

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Memo

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), increase the stitch length setting.

gInsert 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.

aBasting pin

bSeam ripper

CAUTION

When using the seam ripper to open the buttonhole, do not put your hand or finger in the path of the ripper. The ripper may slip and cause injury. Do not use the seam ripper in any other way than how it is intended.

Memo

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.

aEyelet punch

bBasting pin

Sewing Stretch Fabrics

When sewing on stretch fabric with or, sew the buttonhole stitches over a gimp thread.

aHook the gimp thread onto the back of presser foot “A”. Insert the ends into the grooves at the front of the presser foot, and then temporarily tie them there.

a Upper thread

bLower the presser foot and start sewing.

Memo

Set the width of the satin stitches to the width of the gimp thread, and set the buttonhole width to be 2-3times the width of the gimp thread.

cOnce sewing is completed, gently pull the gimp thread to remove any slack, and trim off any excess.

Memo

After using the seam ripper to cut open the threads over the buttonhole, trim off the threads.

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Odd Shaped Buttons/Buttons that do Not Fit into the Button Holder Plate

Use the markings on the presser foot scale to set the size of the buttonhole. One mark on the presser foot scale equals 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch).

Add the button diameter and thickness together, and then set the plate at the calculated value.

aPresser foot scale

bButton holder plate

cCompleted measurement of diameter + thickness

d5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)

Memo

For example, for a button with a diameter of 15 mm (approx. 9/16 inch) and a thickness of 10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch), the scale should be set at 25 mm (approx. 1 inch).

a10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch)

b15 mm (approx. 9/16 inch)

Darning

Use darning stitches for mending and other applications.

See page S-67for the detailed information of stitches.

Stitch

Stitch name

Presser foot

 

 

 

Darning

Darning

Darning is performed by sewing from the front of the presser foot to the back as shown below.

a Reinforcement stitches

aSelect“A”. a stitch, and attach buttonhole foot

bSetdarning.the scale to the desired length of the

aPresser foot scale

bCompleted length measurement

cWidth 7 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)

d5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)

Memo

The maximum length for darning is 28 mm (approx. 1-1/16inches).

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cCheck that the needle drops at the desired position and lower the presser foot, making sure the upper thread passes underneath the buttonhole foot.

Note

Pass the thread underneath the presser foot.

Set the presser foot so that there is no gap behind the section marked with an “A” (the shaded area in the illustration below). If there is a gap, the size of the darning will not be correct.

dLower the buttonhole lever so that it is positioned behind the metal bracket on the buttonhole foot.

a Buttonhole lever

a Metal bracket

eGently hold the end of the upper thread, and then press the “Start/Stop” button to

start the machine.

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Once sewing is completed, the machine automatically sews reinforcement stitches, and then stops.

Memo

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), increase the stitch length setting.

Bar Tacks

Use bar tacks to reinforce areas that will be subject to strain, such as pocket corners.

See page S-67for the detailed information of stitches.

Stitch

Stitch name

Presser foot

 

 

 

Bar tack

aSelect.

bAttach buttonhole foot “A” and set the scale to the length of the bar tack you wish to sew.

aPresser foot scale

bCompleted length measurement

c5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)

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Memo

Bar tacks can be between 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) and 28 mm (approx. 1-1/16inches). Bar tacks are usually between 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) and 10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch).

cSet the fabric so that the pocket moves toward you during sewing.

Note

Pass the thread underneath the presser foot.

Slide the outside frame of the buttonhole foot backward as far as possible as shown in the illustration, making sure that there is no gap behind the part of the foot marked “A”. If the buttonhole foot is not slid back as far as possible, the bar tack will not be sewn to the correct size.

dCheck the first needle drop point and lower the presser foot.

a 2 mm (approx. 1/16 inch)

eLower the buttonhole lever so that it is positioned behind the metal bracket on the buttonhole foot.

a Metal bracket

fGently hold the end of the upper thread and begin sewing.

When sewing is completed, the machine will sew reinforcement stitches and stop automatically.

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Bar Tacks on Thick Fabrics

Place a piece of folded fabric or cardboard beside the fabric being sewn to level the buttonhole foot and allow for easier and even feeding.

aPresser foot

bThick paper

cFabric

Memo

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), increase the stitch length setting.

Button Sewing

Buttons with 2 or 4 holes can be attached, using the machine.

See page S-67for the detailed information of stitches.

Stitch

Stitch name

Presser foot

 

 

 

Button sewing

Note

Do not use the automatic thread cutting function when sewing buttons. Otherwise, you will lose the thread ends.

aSelect.

→ The feed dogs are lowered automatically.

bRaise the presser foot.

cAttach button sewing foot “M”, slide the button along the metal plate and into the

presser foot, and lower the presser foot.

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aButton

bMetal plate

dRotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to check that the needle goes into each hole correctly.

* If the needle does not reach the holes on the left

side, adjust the stitch width.

*To attach the button more securely, repeat the process.

eGently hold the end of the upper thread and start sewing.

The machine stops automatically when sewing is finished.

CAUTION

Make sure the needle does not strike the button during sewing. The needle may break and cause injury.

fFrom 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.

gAfter the button is attached, select another stitch and rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to raise the feed dogs.

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SEWING THE STITCHES

Attaching 4 Hole Buttons

Sew the two holes closest to you. Then raise the presser foot and move the fabric so that the needle goes into the next two holes, and sew them in the same way.

Attaching a Shank to the Button

aPullsewing.the shank lever toward you before

a Shank lever

bPull the two ends of the upper thread between the button and the fabric, wind them around the shank, and then tie them firmly together.

cTie the ends of the bobbin thread from the beginning and end of sewing together on the wrong side of the fabric.

Note

When sewing is completed, be sure to select the other stitch and rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to raise the feed dogs.

dCut off any excess thread.

Eyelet

Use this stitch for making belt holes and other similar applications.

See page S-67for the detailed information of stitches.

Stitch

Stitch name

Presser foot

 

 

 

Eyelet

aSelect.

bUseorin either the stitch width

display or the stitch length display to choose the size of the eyelet.

*Actual size

aLarge 7 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)

bMedium 6 mm (approx. 15/64 inch)

cSmall 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)

cAttach monogramming foot “N”, then rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to check the needle drop position.

a Needle drop position

dLower the presser foot and start sewing.

When sewing is finished, the machine sews reinforcement stitches and stops automatically.

Note

If the stitch pattern comes out poorly, make adjustments to “SEWING STITCH PATTERNS” on page S-81.

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eUse the eyelet punch to make a hole in the center of the stitching.

Multi-directionalSewing

(Straight Stitch and Zigzag Stitch)

Use these stitch patterns to attach patches or emblems to pant legs, shirt sleeves, etc.

aRemovefree-arm.theflat bed attachment to use the

Memo

Insert the tubular piece of fabric onto the free-arm,and then sew in the order shown in the illustration.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on page S-67.

cSet the needle in the fabric at the sewing start point, and sew seam “1” as shown.

a Start Point

dSelectand sew seam “2” as shown.

*The fabric will move sideways, guide the fabric by hand to keep sewing straight.

eSelectand sew seam “3” as shown.

bSelectand attach monogramming foot

“N”.

→ The fabric feeds forward while stitching backward.

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SEWING THE STITCHES

fSelectand sew seam “4” as shown.

The seam will be connected to the starting point of seam 1.

Zipper Insertion

Centered Zipper

Use for bags and other such applications.

aSelect.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” on page S-67.

Note

Make sure you sew using the middle needle position.

bAttach presser foot “J” and sew straight stitches up to the zipper opening. Change to a basting stitch (see page S-28)and sew to the top of the fabric.

aBasting stitches

bReverse stitches

cEnd of zipper opening

dWrong side

cPress the seam allowance open and attach the zipper with a basting stitch in the middle of each side of the zipper tape.

aBasting stitches

bZipper

cWrong side

dRemove presser foot “J”. Align the right side of the pin in zipper foot “I” with the presser foot holder, and attach the zipper foot.

aRight

bLeft

cNeedle drop position

CAUTION

When using zipper foot “I”, make sure the straight stitch, middle needle position is selected. Rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to make sure the needle does not strike the presser foot. If another stitch is selected, the needle will strike the presser foot, causing the needle to break and possibly causing injury.

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eTopstitch 7 mm to 10 mm (approx. 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch) from the seamed edge of the fabric, then remove the basting.

CAUTION

Make sure the needle does not strike the zipper during sewing. If the needle strikes the zipper, the needle may break, leading to injury.

Inserting a Side Zipper

Use for side zippers in skirts or dresses.

aSelect.

Note

Make sure you sew using the middle needle position.

bAttach presser foot “J” and sew straight stitches up to the zipper opening. Change to a basting stitch and sew to the top of the fabric.

aReverse stitches

bWrong side of fabric

cBasting stitches

dEnd of zipper opening

cPress the seam allowance open and align the folded hem along the teeth of the zipper, while maintaining 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch) of sewing space.

aZipper pull tab

bWrong side of fabric

cZipper teeth

dEnd of zipper opening

e3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch)

dRemove presser foot “J”.

eAlign the right side of the pin in zipper foot “I” with the presser foot holder, and attach the presser foot.

aRight

bLeft

cNeedle drop position

CAUTION

When using zipper foot “I”, make sure the straight stitch, middle needle position is selected. Rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to make sure the needle does not strike the presser foot. If another stitch is selected, the needle will strike the presser foot, causing the needle to break and possibly causing injury.

fSet the presser foot in the 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch) margin.

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SEWING THE STITCHES

gStarting from the end of the zipper opening, sew to a point about 50 mm (approx.

2 inches) from the edge of the fabric, then stop the machine.

hPull down the zipper slider, then continue sewing to the edge of the fabric.

a50 mm (approx. 2 inches)

b3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch)

CAUTION

Make sure the needle does not strike the zipper during sewing. If the needle strikes the zipper, the needle may break, leading to injury.

iClose the zipper, turn the fabric over, and sew a basting stitch.

aFront of the skirt (wrong side of fabric)

bBasting stitches

cFront of the skirt (right side of fabric)

dBack of the skirt (right side of fabric)

jRemove the presser foot, and reattach it so that the left side of the pin is attached to the presser foot holder.

* When sewing the left side of the zipper, the needle should drop on the right side of the presser foot. When sewing the right side of the zipper, the needle should drop on the left side of the presser foot.

aRight

bLeft

cNeedle drop position

kSet the fabric so that the left edge of the presser foot touches the edge of the zipper teeth.

lSew reverse stitches at the top of the zipper, then continue sewing.

mStop sewing about 50 mm (approx.

2 inches) from the edge of the fabric, leave the needle in the fabric, and remove the basting stitches.

nOpenseam. the zipper and sew the rest of the

aBasting stitches

b7 mm to 10 mm (approx. 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch)

cReverse stitches

d50 mm (approx. 2 inches)

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STITCH SETTING CHART

The following chart shows information for each utility stitch concerning applications, stitch lengths, stitch widths, and whether or not the twin needle mode can be used.

 

 

Presser foot

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

 

 

 

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

 

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

 

 

Applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto.

Manual

Auto.

Manual

needle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight stitch

 

 

General sewing, gather,

0.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.2

-

5.0

OK

 

(Left)

 

 

pintuck, etc.

 

 

 

(0)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight stitch

 

 

General sewing, gather,

0.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.2

-

5.0

OK

 

(Left)

 

 

pintuck, etc.

 

 

 

(0)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight stitch

 

 

General sewing, gather,

3.5

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.2 - 5.0

OK

 

(Middle)

 

 

pintuck, etc.

 

 

 

(1/8)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight stitch

 

 

General sewing, gather,

3.5

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.2 - 5.0

OK

 

(Middle)

 

 

pintuck, etc.

 

 

 

(1/8)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triple stretch

 

 

General sewing for

0.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.4 - 5.0

OK

 

stitch

 

 

reinforcement and decorative

 

 

 

(0)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

topstitching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stem stitch

 

 

Reinforced stitching, sewing

1.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.4 - 5.0

OK

 

 

 

 

and decorative applications

 

 

 

 

(1/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorative

 

 

Decorative stitching, top

0.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.4 - 5.0

OK

 

stitch

 

 

stitching

 

 

 

(0)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basting stitch

 

 

Basting

0.0

0.0 - 7.0

20

5 - 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3/16 -

NO

 

 

 

 

 

(0)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/4)

 

 

 

 

 

1-3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag stitch

 

 

For overcasting, mending.

3.5

0.0 - 7.0

1.4

0.0 - 5.0

OK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(0 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag stitch

 

 

For overcasting, mending.

3.5

0.0 - 7.0

1.4

0.0 - 5.0

OK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(0 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag stitch

 

 

Start from right needle

3.5

2.5 - 5.0

1.4

0.3 - 5.0

OK

 

(Right)

 

 

position, zigzag sew at left.

 

 

 

(1/8)

(3/32 - 3/16)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag stitch

 

 

Start from left needle position,

3.5

2.5 - 5.0

1.4

0.3 - 5.0

OK

 

(Left)

 

 

zigzag sew at right.

 

 

 

(1/8)

(3/32 - 3/16)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 steps elastic

 

 

Overcasting (medium weight

5.0

0.0 - 7.0

1.0

0.2 - 5.0

OK

 

zigzag

 

 

and stretch fabrics), tape and

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

elastic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 steps elastic

 

 

Overcasting (medium,

5.0

0.0 - 7.0

1.0

0.2 - 5.0

OK

 

zigzag

 

 

heavyweight and stretch

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

fabrics), tape and elastic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting

 

 

Reinforcing of light and

3.5

2.5 - 5.0

2.0

0.4 - 5.0

 

 

stitch

 

 

medium weight fabrics

NO

 

 

 

(1/8)

(3/32 - 3/16)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sewing S-67

STITCH SETTING CHART

 

 

Presser foot

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

 

 

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

 

 

Applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto.

Manual

Auto.

Manual

needle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting

 

 

Reinforcing of heavyweight

5.0

2.5 - 5.0

2.5

0.4

- 5.0

 

 

stitch

 

 

fabric

NO

 

 

 

(3/16)

(3/32 - 3/16)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting

 

 

Reinforcing of medium,

5.0

3.5 - 5.0

2.5

0.4

- 5.0

 

 

stitch

 

 

heavyweight and easily friable

NO

 

 

 

(3/16)

(1/8 - 3/16)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

fabrics or decorative stitching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting

 

 

Reinforced seaming of stretch

5.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.4

- 5.0

OK

 

stitch

 

 

fabric

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting

 

 

Reinforcing of medium stretch

5.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.4

- 5.0

OK

 

stitch

 

 

fabric and heavyweight fabric,

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

decorative stitching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting

 

 

Reinforcement of stretch

4.0

0.0 - 7.0

4.0

0.4

- 5.0

OK

 

stitch

 

 

fabric or decorative stitching

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting

 

 

Stretch knit seam

5.0

0.0 - 7.0

4.0

0.4 - 5.0

 

 

stitch

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single diamond

 

 

Reinforcement and seaming

6.0

0.0 - 7.0

3.0

0.4 - 5.0

OK

 

overcast

 

 

stretch fabric

 

 

 

(15/64)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/8)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single diamond

 

 

Reinforcement of stretch

6.0

0.0 - 7.0

1.8

0.4 - 5.0

OK

 

overcast

 

 

fabric

 

 

 

(15/64)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With side cutter

 

 

Straight stitch while cutting

0.0

0.0 - 2.5

2.5

0.2 - 5.0

 

 

 

 

 

fabrics

NO

 

 

 

 

(0)

(0 - 3/32)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With side cutter

 

 

Zigzag stitch while cutting

3.5

3.5 - 5.0

1.4

0.0 - 5.0

 

 

 

 

 

fabrics

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/8)

(1/8 - 3/16)

(1/16)

(0 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With side cutter

 

 

Overcasting stitch while

3.5

3.5 - 5.0

2.0

0.4 - 5.0

 

 

 

 

 

cutting fabrics

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/8)

(1/8 - 3/16)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With side cutter

 

 

Overcasting stitch while

5.0

3.5 - 5.0

2.5

0.4 - 5.0

 

 

 

 

 

cutting fabrics

NO

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(1/8 - 3/16)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With side cutter

 

 

Overcasting stitch while

5.0

3.5 - 5.0

2.5

0.4 - 5.0

 

 

 

 

 

cutting fabrics

NO

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(1/8 - 3/16)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch

 

 

Piecework/patchwork 6.5 mm

5.5

0.0 - 7.0

2.0

0.2 - 5.0

 

 

(Right)

 

 

(approx. 1/4 inch) left seam

NO

 

 

 

(7/32)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

allowance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch

 

 

Piecework/patchwork

 

 

2.0

0.2 - 5.0

 

 

(Middle)

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch

 

 

Piecework/patchwork 6.5 mm

1.5

0.0 - 7.0

2.0

0.2 - 5.0

 

 

(Left)

 

 

(approx. 1/4 inch) left seam

NO

 

 

 

(1/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

allowance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand-look

 

 

Quilting stitch made to look

0.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.4 - 5.0

 

 

quilting

 

 

like hand quilting stitch

NO

 

 

 

(0)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting

 

 

Zigzag stitch for quilting and

3.5

0.0 - 7.0

1.4

0.0 - 5.0

 

 

appliqué zigzag

 

 

sewing on appliqué quilt

NO

 

 

 

(1/8)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(0 - 3/16)

 

stitch

 

 

pieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-68

STITCH SETTING CHART

 

 

Presser foot

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

 

 

 

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

 

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

 

 

Applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto.

Manual

Auto.

Manual

needle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting

 

 

Quilting stitch for invisible

1.5

0.0 - 7.0

1.8

0.4

-

5.0

 

 

appliqué stitch

 

 

appliqué or attaching binding

NO

 

 

 

(1/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting

 

 

Background quilting

7.0

0.0 - 7.0

1.6

0.4

-

5.0

 

 

stippling

 

 

 

NO