Brother 882-W02 User Manual

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Embroidery and Sewing Machine

Operation Manual

Product Code: 882-W01/W02


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Thank you for purchasing this embroidery and sewing machine. Before using this machine, carefully read the “Important Safety Instructions”, and then study this manual for the correct operation of the various functions.

In addition, after you have finished reading this manual, store it where it can quickly be accessed for future reference.


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

This machine is intended for household use.

DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock

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

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

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

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

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

Always unplug your machine if the power is cut.

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

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

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

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

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

4 Always keep your work area clear:

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

Do not store objects on the foot controller.

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

Never drop or insertany object intoany 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.



5Special 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.

6This machine isnot 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.

7For 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.

8For 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 the USB mouse included with this machine.

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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.


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.



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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.




The following warning label is on the included side cutter. Be sure to observe the precaution.


When using the side cutter, sew between low and mid-speedand do not touch the knives or operation lever of the side cutter while sewing to avoid equipment damage or injury.

a Guide plate (lower knife) b Upper knife

c Operation lever

Label location



Checking the Needle Location in Edge Sewing

the Screen

You can check the needle drop position on the screen of your machine, even if the needle has not actually been lowered. Also, you can view the location of the needle within the sewing area in the screen.

See “Checking the Needle Location in the Screen” on page 75.

Using the built-incamera, the width of the area from the edge of the fabric to the stitching line can be measured and set for edge sewing.

See “Edge Sewing” on page 138.


Using the Built-InCamera to Align the Embroidering Position

The embroidering position can easily be aligned by using the machine’s built-incamera and the enclosed embroidery positioning sticker.

See “Using the Built-InCamera to Align the Embroidering Position” on page 206 and 302.

Uninterrupted Embroidering

(Using a Single Color)

You can embroider a multi-colorpattern with a single color without stopping the machine while embroidering.

See “Uninterrupted Embroidering (Using a Single Color)” on page 295.

Duplicating a Pattern

You can duplicate a desired pattern with one touch. See “Duplicating a Pattern” on page 290.

Print and Stitch (Combining the

Embroidery and Printing)

Completed embroidery patterns can be combined with printed backgrounds that are built into this machine.

Beautiful three-dimensionalembroidered designs can be created by ironing a background onto fabric or printing it onto printable fabric, and then embroider a design to compliment the background.



Print the background and embroidery position sheet in their original dimensions. If an image is printed in a different size, the sizes of the embroidery pattern and background may not match. In addition, the built-incamera cannot detect the embroidery position mark. Make sure that the print settings are correctly specified.



Getting Ready

To learn the operation of the principal parts and the screens

Chapter 1

Page 11

Utility Stitches

Pre-programmedwith more than 100 frequently used stitches

Chapter 3

Page 77


Maximum 30 cm × 20 cm (approx. 12 × 8 inches) for large embroidery designs

Chapter 5

Page 181

My Custom Stitch

Create original decorative stitches

Chapter 7

Page 313

Sewing Basics

To learn how to prepare for sewing and basic sewing operations

Chapter 2

Page 59



The variety of stitches widen your creativity

Chapter 4

Page 145

Embroidery Edit

Designs can be combined, rotated or enlarged

Chapter 6

Page 261


Caring for your machine and dealing with errors and malfunctions

Chapter 8

Page 325