Brother 882-S90-S91 User Manual

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

When using this machine, basic safety precautions should always be taken, including the following: Read all instructions before using.

DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock:

1.The machine should never be left unattended while plugged in. Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.

WARNING - To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons:

1.Do not allow this machine to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when the machine is used by or near children.

2.Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this manual. Use only accessories recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual.

3.Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the machine to the nearest authorized dealer or service center for examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.

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

5.Never drop or insert any object into any opening.

6.Do not use outdoors.

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

8.To disconnect, turn the main switch to the symbol “” position which represents off, then remove plug from outlet.

9.Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.

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

11.Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break.

12.Do not use bent needles.

13.Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the needle causing it to break.

14.Switch the machine to the symbol “” position when making any adjustments in the needle area, such as threading needle, changing needle, threading bobbin, or changing presser foot, and the like.

15.Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or when making any other user servicing adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual.

16.This sewing machine is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.

17.Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with this machine.

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

19.Hold the foot controller plug when rewinding into cord reel. Do not allow the plug to whip when rewinding.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

This machine is intended for household use.

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FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA

AND CYPRUS ONLY

If this machine is fitted with a three-pinnon-rewireableBS plug then please read the following.

IMPORTANT

If the available socket outlet is not suitable for the plug supplied with this equipment, it should be cut off and an appropriate three-pinplug fitted. With alternative plugs an approved fuse must be fitted in the plug.

NOTE

The plug served from the main lead must be destroyed as a plug with bared flexible cords is hazardous if engaged in a live socket outlet. In the event of replacing the plug fuse, use a fuse approved by ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying

themark, rating as marked on plug.

Always replace the fuse cover, never use plugs with the fuse cover omitted.

WARNING

DO NOT CONNECT EITHER WIRE TO THE EARTH TERMINAL WHICH IS MARKED WITH THE LETTER ‘E’, BY THE EARTH SYMBOLOR COLOURED GREEN OR GREEN AND YELLOW.

The wires in this main lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:

Blue Neutral

Brown Live

As the colours of the wiring in the main lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows.

The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter ‘N’ or coloured black or blue.

The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter ‘L’ or coloured red or brown.

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Declaration of Conformity (For USA Only)

Responsible Party: 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:

Innov-ís4000D/NV4000D

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 enclosed 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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CONGRATULATIONS ON CHOOSING OUR

MACHINE

Your machine is the most advanced computerized household embroidery and sewing machine. To fully enjoy all the features incorporated, we suggest that you study the manual.

PLEASE READ BEFORE USING THIS MACHINE

For safe operation

1.Be sure to keep your eye on the needle while sewing. Do not touch the handwheel, thread take-up,needle, or other moving parts.

2.Remember to turn off the power switch and unplug the cord when:

Operation is completed

Replacing or removing the needle or any other parts

A power failure occurs during use

Maintaining the machine

Leaving the machine unattended.

3.Do not store anything on the foot controller.

4.Plug the machine directly into the wall. Do not use extension cords.

For a longer service life

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

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

3.Do not drop or hit the machine.

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

For repair or adjustment

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

For additional product information and updates, visit our web site at www.brother.com

The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE

SPECIAL FEATURES

Check operations and view advice on the large LCD (liquid crystal display).

Prepare the bobbin thread with one touch.

The automatic thread tension makes trial sewing unnecessary.

Automatic threading makes threading quick and easy.

Getting Ready

To learn the operation of the principal parts and the screens

Chapter 1

Page 7

Utility Stitches

Pre-programmedwith more than 100 frequently used stitches

Chapter 3

Page 47

Embroidery

Maximum 30 cm x 18 cm (approx. 12 x 7 inches) for large embroidery designs

Chapter 5

Page 125

My Custom Stitch

Create original decorative stitches

Chapter 7

Page 199

Sewing Basics

To learn how to prepare for sewing and basic sewing operations

Chapter 2

Page 37

Character/Decorative

Stitches

The variety of stitches widen your creativity

Chapter 4

Page 97

Embroidery Edit

Designs can be combined, rotated or enlarged

Chapter 6

Page 175

Appendix

Caring for your machine and dealing with errors and malfunctions

Chapter 8

Page 209

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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL

Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 explain your sewing machine’s basic operation procedures for someone who is using the sewing machine for the first time. If you want to sew utility stitches or character/ decorative stitches, read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, then go on to Chapter 3 (Utility Stitches) or Chapter 4 (Character/ Decorative Stitches).

When you are ready to begin using the embroidery function after reading Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, proceed to Chapter 5 (Embroidery). Once you understand the steps explained in Chapter 5, go on to Chapter 6 (Embroidery Edit) for an explanation about the convenient embroidery edit functions.

In the screens that appear in the step-by-stepdirections the parts that are used for the operation are shown in. Compare the screen in the directions with the actual screen, and carry out the operation.

If, while using the machine, you experience something you do not understand, or there is a function you would like to know more about, refer to the index at the back of the operation manual in conjunction with the table of contents to find the section of the manual you should refer to.

To sew utility stitches To sew character or decorative stitches

Chapter 3

Chapter 1 Chapter 2

Chapter 4

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

To do machine embroidery

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Contents

CONTENTS

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

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

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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL ............................

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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR

 

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

1

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

1

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

2

Embroidery Unit .....................................................................

2

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

3

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

3

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

6

Chapter 1 Getting Ready

7

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

8

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

9

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

12

Using the Machine Operation Mode Key ..............................

17

Using the Pattern Explanation Key ........................................

18

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

19

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

19

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

22

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

23

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

25

Threading Using the “Automatic Threading” Button..............

25

Threading Manually ..............................................................

27

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

29

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

31

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

32

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

32

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

32

Attaching the Walking Foot...................................................

33

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

34

Chapter 2 Sewing Basics

37

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

38

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

38

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

40

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

40

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

40

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

41

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

41

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

42

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

42

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

42

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

43

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

44

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

44

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

45

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

46

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

73

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

74

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

75

Top Stitching .........................................................................

75

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

76

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

76

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

77

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

78

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

80

Four-stepButtonholes............................................................

84

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

88

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

90

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

92

Multi-directionalSewing (Straight Stitch and Zigzag Stitch)

..93

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

94

Chapter 4 Character/Decorative Stitches

97

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

98

Selecting Decorative Stitch Patterns/7mm Decorative Stitch

Patterns/Satin Stitch Patterns/7mm Satin Stitch Patterns/Cross

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

100

Alphabet Characters ...........................................................

100

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

102

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

102

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

102

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

103

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

105

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

106

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

107

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

107

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

107

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

107

Changing Thread Density

 

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

108

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

108

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

110

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

110

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

110

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

112

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

112

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

113

Making Step Stitch Patterns

 

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

114

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

116

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

116

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

118

Saving Stitch Patterns to USB Media

 

(Commercially Available) ....................................................

120

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

121

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

122

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

123

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

124

Chapter 3 Utility Stitches

47

SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES

..........................48

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

48

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

50

Using the Sewing Type Selection Key ..................................

51

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

53

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

53

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

57

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

57

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

58

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

59

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

60

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

62

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

63

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

67

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

72

Chapter 5 Embroidery

125

BEFORE EMBROIDERING.................................

126

Embroidery Step by Step .....................................................

126

Attaching Embroidery Foot “W” .........................................

127

Attaching the Embroidery Unit ...........................................

128

SELECTING PATTERNS ....................................

130

Selecting Embroidery Patterns/Heirloom Patterns/Border

 

Patterns/Cross stitch Patterns/Floral alphabet Patterns ..........

132

Selecting Alphabet Character Patterns .................................

133

Selecting Frame Patterns .....................................................

134

Selecting Patterns from Embroidery Cards ..........................

135

Selecting Patterns from USB media/Computer .....................

135

VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN .....................

136

PREPARING THE FABRIC .................................

138

Attaching Iron-onStabilizers (backing) to the Fabric ...........

138

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Hooping the Fabric in the Embroidery Frame .....................

139

Embroidering Small Fabrics or Fabric Edges .......................

141

ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME..........

143

CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION ........

144

Checking the Pattern Position .............................................

144

Previewing the Completed Pattern ......................................

145

SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN .............

146

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

146

Sewing Embroidery Patterns ................................................

147

Sewing Embroidery Patterns Which Use Appliqué ..............

148

ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY

 

PROCESS ..........................................................

150

If the Bobbin Runs Out of Thread .......................................

150

If the Thread Breaks During Sewing ....................................

151

Restarting from the Beginning .............................................

152

Resuming Embroidery After Turning Off the Power .............

152

Chapter 7 MY CUSTOM STITCH

199

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

200

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

202

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

207

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

207

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

208

Chapter 8 Appendix

209

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

210

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

210

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

210

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

210

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

212

Screen Visibility is Low.......................................................

212

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

212

MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS .........

154

Adjusting Thread Tension ...................................................

154

Using the Automatic Thread Cutting Function

 

(END COLOR TRIM) ...........................................................

155

Using the Thread Trimming Function (JUMP STITCH TRIM) 155

Adjusting the Embroidery Speed .........................................

156

Changing the Thread Color Display.....................................

157

Changing the Embroidery Frame Display ............................

158

REVISING THE PATTERN .................................

159

Changing the Pattern Position .............................................

159

Aligning the Pattern and the Needle ....................................

159

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

160

Rotating the Pattern .............................................................

161

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

162

Changing the Density (Alphabet Character

 

and Frame Patterns Only) ...................................................

162

Changing the Colors of Alphabet Character Patterns ...........

163

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

164

Embroidery Data Precautions ..............................................

164

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

166

Saving Embroidery Patterns to USB Media (Commercially

 

Available)............................................................................

168

Saving Embroidery Patterns in the Computer .......................

169

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

170

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

170

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

171

EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS .........................

173

Using a Frame Pattern to Make an Appliqué (1) ..................

173

Using a Frame Pattern to Make an Appliqué (2) ..................

174

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

214

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

217

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

223

UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE. 224

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

224

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

224

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

227

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

234

Chapter 6 Embroidery Edit

175

EXPLANATION OF FUNCTIONS .....................

176

SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT ......................

177

Selecting Embroidery Patterns/Heirloom Patterns/Border

 

Patterns/Cross stitch Patterns/Floral Alphabet Patterns/Frame

Patterns ...............................................................................

178

Selecting Alphabet Character Patterns .................................

178

EDITING PATTERNS .........................................

181

Moving the Pattern .............................................................

183

Rotating the Pattern ............................................................

183

Changing the Size of the Pattern .........................................

184

Deleting the Pattern ............................................................

185

Changing the Configuration of Alphabet Character Patterns 185

Changing Alphabet Character Spacing ...............................

185

Changing the Color of Each

 

Alphabet Character in a Pattern ..........................................

186

Changing the Thread Color ................................................

187

Creating a Custom Thread Table .........................................

188

Choosing a Color from the Custom Thread Table ................

189

Designing Repeated Patterns ...............................................

190

After Editing ........................................................................

194

COMBINING PATTERNS...................................

195

Editing Combined Patterns ..................................................

195

Sewing Combined Patterns..................................................

197

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

198

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