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Embroidery and Sewing Machine

Operation Manual

Product Code: 882-W01/W02

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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

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

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

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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

This machine is intended for household use.

DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock

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

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

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

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

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

Always unplug your machine if the power is cut.

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

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

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

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

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

4 Always keep your work area clear:

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

Do not store objects on the foot controller.

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

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.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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.

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

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA

AND CYPRUS ONLY

IMPORTANT

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

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

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

FOR USERS IN AC INPUT 220-240VCOUNTRIES

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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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:

NV6000D

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

WARNING LABEL

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

CAUTION

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

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OUTSTANDING FEATURES

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.

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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.

See “PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS)” on page 217 and 306.

Note

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.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE

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

Embroidery

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

Character/Decorative

Stitches

The variety of stitches widen your creativity

Chapter 4

Page 145

Embroidery Edit

Designs can be combined, rotated or enlarged

Chapter 6

Page 261

Appendix

Caring for your machine and dealing with errors and malfunctions

Chapter 8

Page 325

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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 embroidery edit functions.

In the screens appearing in the step-by-stepinstructions, the parts referred to in the operations are marked

with . 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.

 

 

 

Chapter 3

 

To sew utility stitches

 

 

 

 

To sew character or

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

 

 

decorative stitches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4

 

To do machine

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

embroidery

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CONTENTS

CONTENTS

 

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

i

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

i

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

vi

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE ...

viii

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

ix

NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR

 

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

1

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

1

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

2

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

3

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

3

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

4

Using the Accessory Case........................................................

4

Storing Bobbin Clips................................................................

5

Using the Embroidery Unit Carrying Case ...............................

5

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

5

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

8

Using the Spool Stand .............................................................

9

Chapter 1 Getting Ready

11

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

12

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

14

USB Connectivity ..................................................................

18

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

22

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

32

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

33

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

34

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

35

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

37

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

37

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

43

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

45

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

46

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

46

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

49

Using the Spool Stand ...........................................................

52

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

53

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

54

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

54

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

54

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

55

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

56

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

58

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

58

Chapter 2 Sewing Basics

59

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

60

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

60

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

62

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

62

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

63

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

63

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

64

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

64

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

65

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

66

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

66

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

67

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

67

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

69

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

69

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

70

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

71

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

72

Automatic Fabric Sensor System

 

(Automatic Presser Foot Pressure) ..........................................

73

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

74

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

74

Checking the Needle Location in the Screen.........................

75

Chapter 3 Utility Stitches

77

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

78

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

79

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

81

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

83

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

83

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

88

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

88

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

89

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

90

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

91

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

93

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

94

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

99

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

111

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

113

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

114

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

115

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

116

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

116

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

117

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

117

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

119

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

121

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

125

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

129

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

131

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

133

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

134

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

135

Edge Sewing .......................................................................

138

Chapter 4 Character/Decorative Stitches 145

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

146

Selecting Decorative Stitch Patterns/7mm Decorative Stitch

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

 

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

148

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

148

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

152

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

152

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

152

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

153

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

155

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

157

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

157

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

157

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

158

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

158

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

158

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

159

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

160

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

162

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

162

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

162

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

164

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

165

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

165

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

166

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

169

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

169

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

171

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

174

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

175

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

176

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CONTENTS

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

177

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

179

Chapter 5 Embroidery

181

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

182

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

182

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

183

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

184

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

186

Selecting Embroidery Patterns/Brother “Exclusives”/Greek

 

Alphabet Patterns/Floral Alphabet Patterns/Utility Embroidery

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

189

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

190

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

192

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

194

Selecting Patterns from USB Media/Computer.....................

195

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

196

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

198

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

198

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

200

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

203

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

204

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

206

Using the Built-InCamera to Align the Embroidering Position........

206

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

209

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

210

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

212

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

212

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

213

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

215

PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY

PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) ..............

217

Selecting a Pattern ..............................................................

218

Outputting the Background Image and Positioning Image........

219

Printing the Background and Embroidery Position Sheet .....

221

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

222

ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY

 

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

223

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

223

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

224

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

225

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

225

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

227

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

227

Adjusting the Alternate Bobbin Case

 

(with No Color on the Screw)..............................................

228

Using the Automatic Thread Cutting Function

 

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

229

Using the Thread Trimming Function (JUMP STITCH TRIM).........

230

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

231

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

231

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

232

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

234

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

234

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

235

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

236

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

237

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

238

Changing the Density

 

(Alphabet Character and Frame Patterns Only)....................

239

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

240

Embroidering Linked Characters .........................................

241

Uninterrupted Embroidering (Using a Single Color).............

243

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

244

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

244

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

246

Saving Embroidery Patterns to USB Media ..........................

249

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

250

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

251

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

252

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

254

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

256

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

256

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

257

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

259

Chapter 6 Embroidery Edit

261

1

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

262

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

263

 

Selecting Embroidery Patterns/Brother “Exclusives”/Greek

 

 

 

 

Alphabet Patterns/Floral Alphabet Patterns/Utility Embroidery

2

Patterns/Frame Patterns .......................................................

264

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

264

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

267

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

269

 

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

269

 

 

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

270

3

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

271

Changing the Configuration of Alphabet Character Patterns ........

271

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

272

Reducing Character Spacing................................................

273

Separating Combined Character Patterns.............................

274

 

Changing the Color of Each Alphabet Character in a Pattern

275

 

 

 

Embroidering Linked Characters..........................................

276

4

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

278

Creating a Custom Thread Table

279

 

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

283

 

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

284

 

Duplicating a Pattern...........................................................

290

 

After Editing

290

 

 

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

291

5

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

291

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

294

VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS........

295

Uninterrupted Embroidering (Using a Single Color) .............

295

 

Basting Embroidery .............................................................

295

 

 

.................................................Creating an Appliqué Piece

296

6

Using the Built-InCamera to Align the Embroidering Position .........

302

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

305

PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY

PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) ..............

306

 

Selecting a Pattern...............................................................

307

 

 

...Outputting the Background Image and Positioning Image

308

7

Printing the Background and Embroidery Position Sheet......

310

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

310

Chapter 7 MY CUSTOM STITCH

313

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

314

 

ENTERING STITCH DATA

316

 

 

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

322

8

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

322

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

323

Chapter 8 Appendix

325

 

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

326

 

 

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

326

 

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

326

 

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

326

 

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

327

 

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

328

 

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

329

 

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

329

 

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

330

 

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

335

 

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

343

 

UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE......

344

 

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

344

 

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

345

 

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

347

 

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

356

 

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CONTENTS

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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. (page 37)

cThread guide for bobbin winding

Pass the thread through this thread guide when winding the bobbin thread. (page 37)

dSpool pin

Place a spool of thread on the spool pin. (page 46)

eSpool cap

Use the spool cap to hold the spool of thread in place. (page 46)

fSupplemental spool pin

Use this spool pin to wind the bobbin thread, or to sew with the twin needle. (page 37, 49)

gBobbin winder

Use the bobbin winder when winding the bobbin. (page 37)

hLCD (liquid crystal display)

Settings for the selected stitch and error messages appear in the LCD. (page 14)

iKnee lifter

Use the knee lifter to raise and lower the presser foot. (page 71)

jKnee lifter slot

Insert the knee lifter into the slot. (page 71)

kOperation buttons (6 buttons) and sewing speed controller

Use these buttons and the slide to operate the sewing machine. (page 3)

lFlat 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 4)

mThread cutter

Pass the threads through the thread cutter to cut them. (page 48)

nThread guide plate

Pass the thread around the thread guide plate when threading upper thread. (page 46)

Right-side/RearView

aHandle

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

bPresser foot lever

Raise and lower the presser foot lever to raise and lower the presser foot. (page 54)

cMain power switch

Use the main power switch to turn the sewing machine ON and OFF. (page 12)

dFoot controller with retractable cord

Depress the foot controller to control the speed of the machine. (page 61)

ePower cord receptacle

Insert the power cord into the machine receptacle. (page 12)

fAir 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.

gFoot controller jack

Insert the foot controller plug into its jack on the machine. (page 61)

h Speaker

iUSB port for computer

In order to import/export patterns between a computer and the machine, plug the USB cable into the USB port. (page 18, 175, 250)

j USB port for mouse (page 18)

kPrimary (top) USB port for media

In order to send patterns from/to USB media, plug the USB media directly into the USB port. (page 18, 174, 249)

lTouch pen holder

Use the touch pen holder to hold the touch pen when not in use.

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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Needle and Presser Foot Section

aButtonhole lever

The buttonhole lever is used with the one-stepbuttonhole foot to create buttonholes. (page 121)

bPresser foot holder

The presser foot is attached to the presser foot holder. (page 54)

cPresser foot holder screw

Use the presser foot holder screw to hold the presser foot in place. (page 55)

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 54)

eFeed dogs

The feed dogs feed the fabric in the sewing direction.

fBobbin cover

Open the bobbin cover to set the bobbin. (page 43, 92)

gNeedle plate cover

Remove the needle plate cover to clean the race. (page 86, 213)

hNeedle plate

The needle plate is marked with guides to help sew straight seams. (page 85)

iNeedle bar thread guide

Pass the upper thread through the needle bar thread guide. (page 46)

jNeedle clamp screw

Use the needle clamp screw to hold the needle in place. (page 55)

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.

a For stitches with a middle (center) needle positionb For stitches with a left needle position

c Left needle position on the needle plate <inch>d Left needle position on the needle plate <cm>

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

f Left needle position on the needle plate cover <inch>

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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

Embroidery Unit

aCarriage

The carriage moves the embroidery frame automatically when embroidering. (page 184)

bRelease button (located under the embroidery unit)

Press the release button to remove the embroidery unit. (page 185)

cEmbroidery frame holder

Insert the embroidery frame into the embroidery frame holder to hold the frame in place. (page 204)

dFrame-securinglever

Press the frame-securinglever down to secure the embroidery frame. (page 204)

eEmbroidery unit connection

Insert the embroidery unit connection into the connection port when attaching the embroidery unit. (page 184)

CAUTION

After the embroidery frame is set in the frame holder, be sure the frame-securinglever is correctly lowered.

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/Reinforcement Stitch” button

Use this button to sew reinforcement stitches at the beginning and end of sewing. Press this button, and the machine sews 3 stitches in the same spot and stops automatically. For straight and zigzag stitch patterns that take reverse stitches, the machine will sew reverse stitches at low speed only while holding down the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button (the stitches are sewn in the opposite direction).

c“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.

d“Thread Cutter” button

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

e“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.

fSewing 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.

g“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.

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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

Using the Flat Bed Attachment

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

Using the Accessory Case

Opening the Accessory Case

Fully slide the bar on each side of the accessory case, and then lift off the lid to open the case.

The case can only be opened or locked correctly if both bars are slid in the same direction.

aBars

Closing the Accessory Case

aFully slide the bar on each side of the accessory case lid to align the notches in the lid with the notches in the bars.

bPlace the lid on top of the case so that the notches in the lid align with the tabs on the case, and then slide the bar on each side back to the center of the accessory case.

aBars

Using the Accessory Trays

Two presser foot storage trays are stored in the included accessory case. One is for presser feet for utility sewing, and the other is for presser feet for embroidery and machine quilting.

a For presser feet for utility sewing

bFor presser feet for embroidery and machine quilting

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For your convenience, a presser foot storage tray can be stored in the accessory compartment of the flat bed attachment.

a Storage space of the flat bed attachment

bPresser foot storage space of the flat bed attachment

c Presser foot storage trays

Storing Bobbin Clips

Bobbin clips can be stored inside of the accessory case cover.

Memo

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.

Using the Embroidery Unit

Carrying Case

Included accessories 43-46are contained in the embroidery unit carrying case. To open the embroidery unit carrying case, raise each lock and move the latches out of position. Tore-hookthe latches and securely close the case, position the latch on the catch of the unit lid and lower the lock till it snaps.

a Latches

Included Accessories

See table on the next page about included accessories.

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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

 

 

75/11

 

 

 

90/14 2 needles:

 

2.0/11 needle

 

 

 

 

2 needles

 

 

 

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

51

52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Included Accessories 43-46are contained in the embroidery unit carrying case.

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53

54

55**

56

57

58

59

**In some countries or regions, this is not included in the enclosed accessories; however, it is available as an option.

 

 

 

 

Part Code

No.

Part Name

 

 

 

U.S.A./

 

Others

 

 

Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Zigzag foot “J” (on machine)

 

 

XC3021-051

 

 

 

 

2

Monogramming foot “N”

 

X53840-351

 

 

 

 

3

Overcasting foot “G”

 

XC3098-051

 

 

 

 

4

Zipper foot “I”

 

X59370-051

 

 

 

 

5

Buttonhole foot “A”

 

X57789-151

 

 

 

 

6

Blind stitch foot “R”

 

X56409-051

 

 

 

 

7

Button fitting foot “M”

 

130489-001

 

 

 

 

 

8

Walking foot

SA140

 

F033N: XC2214-002

 

 

 

 

 

9

Side cutter foot

SA177

 

F054: XC3879-002

 

 

 

 

 

10

Straight stitch foot

SA167

 

F042N: XC1973-052

 

 

 

 

 

11

Free motion quilting foot “C”

 

 

XE0765-101

 

 

 

 

12

Free motion echo quilting foot

 

XE0766-001

 

“E”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Free motion open toe quilting

SA187

 

F061: XE1097-001

 

foot “O”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Embroidery foot “W”

 

 

XC8156-651

 

 

 

 

 

15

Vertical stitch alignment foot

SA189

 

F063: XE5224-001

 

“V”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Needle set

 

 

XE4962-001

 

 

 

 

17

Twin needle

 

XE4963-001

 

 

 

 

18

Ball point needle set

 

XD0705-051

 

 

 

 

 

19

Bobbin × 10

SA156

 

SFB: XA5539-151

 

(One is on machine.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

Seam ripper

 

 

X54243-051

 

 

 

 

21

Scissors

 

XC1807-121

 

 

 

 

22

Cleaning brush

 

X59476-051

 

 

 

 

23

Eyelet punch

 

135793-001

 

 

 

 

24

Screwdriver (small)

 

X55468-051

 

 

 

 

25

Screwdriver (large)

 

XC4237-021

 

 

 

 

26

Disc-shapedscrewdriver

 

XC1074-051

 

 

 

 

27

Spool cap (small)

 

130013-154

 

 

 

 

28

Spool cap (medium) × 2

 

X55260-153

 

(One is on machine.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

Spool cap (large)

 

130012-054

 

 

 

 

 

30

Spool stand

 

 

See page 9

 

 

 

 

31

Bobbin clip × 10

 

XE3060-001

 

 

 

 

32

Spool felt

 

X57045-051

 

 

 

 

33

Spool net × 2

 

XA5523-050

 

 

 

 

34

Embroidery needle plate

 

XE4708-001

 

cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

Touch pen (stylus)

 

XA9940-051

 

 

 

 

 

36

Knee lifter

SA599

 

KL1: XE5902-001

 

 

 

 

 

37

USB cable

 

 

XD0745-051

 

 

 

 

38

Alternate bobbin case

 

XC8167-451

 

(no color)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

Straight stitch needle plate

SA550

 

SNP01:

 

 

 

 

XD0606-152

 

 

 

 

 

40

Cord guide bobbin cover

 

 

XC8449-051

 

(with single hole)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41

Bobbin cover (with mark)

 

XE0756-001

 

 

 

42

Foot controller

XD0500-051(EU area)

 

 

XC8028-051(other area)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part Code

No.

Part Name

 

 

U.S.A./

Others

 

 

Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

Embroidery frame set (small)

SA437

EF73: XC8479-052

 

H 2 cm × W 6 cm

 

 

 

(H 1 inch × W 2-1/2inches)

 

 

 

 

 

 

44

Embroidery frame set

SA438

EF74: XC8480-052

 

(medium) H 10 cm × W 10 cm

 

 

 

(H 4 inches × W 4 inches)

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

Embroidery frame set (quilt)

SA446

EF91: XE5068-001

 

H 20 cm × W 20 cm

 

 

 

(H 8 inches × W 8 inches)

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

Embroidery frame set

SA477

EF92: XE5071-001

 

(extra large)

 

 

 

H 30 cm × W 20 cm

 

 

 

(H 12 inches × W 8 inches)

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

Embroidery bobbin thread

SA-EBT

XC6283-001

 

 

 

 

48

Embroidery positioning

 

XE4912-101

 

stickers × 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

Edge sewing sheet × 6

 

XE5500-001

 

 

 

 

50

Stabilizer material

SA519

BM3: XE0806-001

 

 

 

 

51

Grid sheet set

SA507

GS3: X81277-151

 

 

 

 

52

Chalk pencil

 

184944-001

 

 

 

 

53

USB mouse

 

XE5334-001

 

 

 

 

54

LCD cleaning cloth

 

XE4913-001

 

 

 

 

55

Soft cover

 

XE3966-001

 

 

 

 

56

Embroidery unit carrying

 

XE3791-001

 

case

 

 

 

 

 

 

57

Accessory case

 

XE4909-001

 

 

 

 

58

Operation manual

 

This manual

 

 

 

 

59

Quick reference guide

 

XE4917-001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memo

Foot controller: Model S

This foot controller can be used on the machine with product code 882-W01/W02.The product code is mentioned on the machine rating plate.

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Memo

Always use accessories recommended for this machine.

The screw for the presser foot holder is available through your authorized dealer (Part code XA4813-051).

Included accessories 37, 42, 58 and 59 can be stored in the machine’s soft cover case. (In some countries or regions, the soft cover case is not included in the enclosed accessories; however, it is available as an option.)

Options

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

 

 

Part Code

No.

Part Name

 

 

U.S.A./

Others

 

 

 

Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Border embroidery frame set

SABF6000D

BF2:

 

 

H 18 cm × W 10 cm

 

XE5059-001

 

 

(H 7 inches × W 4 inches)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

10 spool stand

SA560

TS4:

 

 

 

 

XE5065-001

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

Wide table and free motion

SATFM6000D

TFM-3:

 

 

grip

 

XE5062-001

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

Embroidery frame set (large)

SA439

EF75:

 

 

H 18 cm × W 13 cm

 

XC8481-052

 

 

(H 7 inches × W 5 inches)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

Embroidery card Reader

SAECRI

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

Embroidery card

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

Stabilizer material

SA519

BM3:

 

 

 

 

XE0806-001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water soluble stabilizer

SA520

BM5:

 

 

 

 

XE0615-001

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

1/4 quilting foot with guide

SA185

F057:

 

 

 

 

XC7416-252

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

Embroidery bobbin thread

SAEBT

EBT-CEN:

 

 

(white)

 

X81164-001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embroidery bobbin thread

SAEBT999

EBT-CEBN:

 

 

(black)

 

XC5520-001

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

Seam guide

SA538

SG1:

 

 

 

 

XC8483-052

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

Embroidery positioning

SAEPS1

EPS1:

 

 

sticker × 6

 

XE5096-001

 

 

(Snowman™ Embroidery

 

 

 

 

Positioning Marker)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

Edge sewing sheet × 5

SAESS1

ESS1:

 

 

 

 

XE5094-001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memo

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

Note

Embroidery cards purchased in foreign countries may not work with your machine.

Visit your nearest authorized dealer for a complete listing of optional accessories and embroidery cards available for your machine.

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9

10

11

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

Using the Spool Stand

The included spool stand is useful when using thread spools with a large diameter (cross-woundthread). The spool stand can hold two spools of thread.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

No.

Part Name

Part Code

 

 

 

1

Telescopic thread guide

XE0776-001

 

 

 

2

Spool support

XE4637-001

 

 

 

3

Spool pin × 2

XA6313-051

 

 

 

4

Screw and washer

XC7568-051

 

 

 

5

Spool cap (XL) × 2

XE0779-001

 

 

 

6

Spool holders × 2

XA0679-050

 

 

 

7

Spool cap base × 2

XE0780-001

 

 

 

8

Spool felt × 2

XC7134-051

 

 

 

CAUTION

Do not lift the handle of the machine while the spool stand is installed.

Do not push or pull the telescopic thread guide or spool pins with extreme force, otherwise damage may result.

Do not place any object other than spools of thread on the spool support.

Do not try to wind thread on the bobbin while sewing using the spool stand.

How to Assemble the Spool Stand

aFully extend the telescopic thread guide shaft, and then rotate the shaft until the two internal stoppers click into place.

bInsert the telescopic thread guide into the round hole at the center of the spool

support, and then use a screwdriver to securely tighten the screw (a) from the reverse side.

a Screw

Note

Make sure that the stoppers on the telescopic thread guide shaft are firmly in place and that the top of the thread guide is directly above the spool pins. In addition, check that the shaft is securely tightened in the spool support.

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cFirmly insert the two spool pins into the two holes in the spool support.

dOpen the upper cover of the machine. From the back of the machine, press in the upper cover latches (one on each side), and then pull the upper cover up to remove it from the machine.

eInsert the spool stand onto the notches of the machine.

How to Remove

aFrom the back of the machine, press in the spool stand latches (one on each side), and then pull the spool stand up to remove it from the machine.

bAttach the upper cover to the machine.

Memo

See page 41 about the bobbin winding using the spool stand.

See page 52 about the upper threading using the spool stand.

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Chapter 1

Getting Ready

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

12

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

14

Home Page Screen ...................................................................

14

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

15

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

16

USB Connectivity..............................................................

18

Using USB Media or Embroidery Card Reader/

 

USB Card Writer Module*........................................................

18

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

19

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

19

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

20

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

20

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

22

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

25

Changing the Screen Saver Image ............................................

25

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

28

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

29

Changing the Background Colors

 

of the Embroidery Patterns.......................................................

30

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

32

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

33

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

34

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

35

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

37

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

37

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

37

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

40

Using the Spool Stand ..............................................................

41

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

42

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

43

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

45

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

46

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

46

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

49

Using the Spool Stand.......................................................

52

Using the Spool Stand ..............................................................

52

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

53

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

53

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

54

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

54

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

54

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

55

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

56

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

58

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

58

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.

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

a Main power switch b Power supply cord

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

a OFF b ON

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

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

TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF

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LCD SCREEN

When the machine is turned on, the opening movie is played. Touch anywhere on the screen for the home page screen to be displayed. Touch the LCD screen or a key with your finger or the included touch pen to select a machine function.

Note

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

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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.

Home Page Screen

a

b

c

No.

Display

Key Name

Explanation

Page

 

 

 

 

 

a

 

Sewing key

Press this key to sew utility stitches or character or decorative stitch

See the “Key

 

 

 

patterns.

Functions” table.

 

 

 

 

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b

 

Embroidery key

Attach the embroidery unit and press this key to embroider patterns.

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c

 

Embroidery Edit key

Press this key to combine embroidery patterns. With the embroidery

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edit functions, you can also create original embroidery patterns or frame

 

 

 

 

patterns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Utility Stitch LCD 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.

a

 

 

1

 

 

b

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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a Shows single or twin needle mode setting, and the needle stop position.

Single needle/down position

Single needle/up position

Twin needle/down position Twin needle/up position

b Shows the name and code number of the selected stitch.

c Shows the presser foot code. Attach the presser foot indicated in this display before sewing.

dShows a preview of the selected stitch.

When shown at 100%, the stitch appears in the screen at nearly its actual size.

e Shows the stitch patterns.

f Shows additional pages that can be displayed (Illustration shows page 1 of 2.).

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

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Key Functions

b c d e

a

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

w

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

u

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

t

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

r

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

j

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

n

m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/Decorative

Press this key to select character or decorative stitch patterns.

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stitch key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c

 

Screen lock key

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

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

 

 

 

 

changed. Press this key again to unlock the settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d

 

Image key

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

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e

 

Home page screen

Press this key anytime it is displayed to return to the home page screen and

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key

select a different category - “Sewing”, “Embroidery” or “Embroidery edit”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f

 

Stitch selection

 

 

 

 

 

 

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display

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

to change to different stitch groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

g

 

Edge sewing key

Using the built-incamera, press this key to measure the width of the area from

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the edge of the fabric to the stitch and set the camera for edge sewing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h

 

Needle mode

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

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selection key (single/

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

 

 

 

double)

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

 

 

 

 

the twin needle mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

 

Retrieve key

Press this key to retrieve a saved pattern.

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j

 

Manual memory key

Change the stitch pattern settings (zigzag width and stitch length, thread

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tension, automatic thread cutting or automatic reinforcement stitching, etc.),

 

 

 

 

then save them by pressing this key. Five sets of settings can be saved for a

 

 

 

 

single stitch pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

k

 

Reset key

Press this key to return the selected stitch pattern saved settings to the default

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settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No.

Display

Key Name

 

 

 

Explanation

Page

 

 

 

 

 

l

 

Presser foot/Needle

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

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exchange key

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

m

 

Sewing machine help

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

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key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

n

 

Camera view key

Touch this key to check the needle location as it is shown on the screen through

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the built in camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

Machine setting mode

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

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key

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

 

 

 

 

settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

p

 

Stitch width and stitch

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

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length key

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

 

 

 

 

stitch length settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

q

 

Thread tension key

Shows the automatic thread tension setting of the currently selected stitch

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

 

 

 

 

settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

r

 

Mirror image key

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

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

 

 

 

 

sewn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

s

 

Automatic thread

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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

t

 

Automatic

Press this key to use the automatic reinforcement stitching (reverse stitching)

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reinforcement stitch

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

 

 

 

key

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

 

 

 

 

the pattern, the machine may sew reverse stitches).

 

 

 

 

 

 

u

 

Free motion mode key

Press this key to enter free motion sewing mode.

105

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

for free motion quilting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

 

Pivot key

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

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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 23 of Machine Settings is set to the

 

 

 

 

down position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

w

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LCD SCREEN

USB Connectivity

You can perform many functions using the USB ports on the machine. Connect the appropriate devices according to the feature of each ports.

aPrimary (top) USB port for media or card Reader/ USB card writer module* (USB2.0)

*If you have purchased the PE-DESIGNVer5 or later,PE-DESIGNLite orPED-BASIC,you can plug the included USB card writer module into the machine as an embroidery card reader, and recall patterns.

b USB port for mouse (USB1.1) c USB port for computer

Note

The processing speed may vary by port selection and quantity of data.

Do not insert anything other than USB media into the USB media port. Otherwise, the USB media drive may be damaged.

Using USB Media or Embroidery Card Reader/USB Card Writer Module*

When sending or reading patterns using the USB media or the embroidery card Reader/USB card writer module*, connect the device to the primary (top) USB port.

The primary (top) USB port processes the data faster than the other ports.

*If you have purchased the PE-DESIGNVer5 or later,PE-DESIGNLite orPED-BASIC,you can plug the included USB card writer module into the machine as an embroidery card reader, and recall patterns.

a Primary (top) USB port b USB media

a Primary (top) USB port

b Embroidery card Reader/USB card writer module*

Note

Two USB media cannot be used with this machine at the same time. If two USB media are inserted, only the USB media inserted first is detected.

Use only an embroidery card reader designed for this machine. Using an unauthorized embroidery card reader may cause your machine to operate incorrectly.

Embroidery patterns cannot be saved from the machine to an embroidery card inserted into a connected USB card writer module.

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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.

You can plug the optional embroidery card Reader/USB card writer module* into the primary (top) or center port, when the mouse is not connected.

You can plug a USB media into the center port, but the primary (top) USB port processes the data faster. It is recommended to use the primary (top) USB port.

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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.

Using a USB Mouse

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

Connect a USB mouse to the USB 1.1 port marked

with . You can also connect a USB mouse to the other USB port (USB 2.0).

aUSB port for mouse

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.

The mouse pointer does not appear in the camera view window, the screen saver or the home page screen.

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LCD SCREEN

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.

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LCD SCREEN

Using the Machine Setting Mode Key

Press to change the default machine settings (needle stop position, embroidery speed, opening display, etc.). To display the different settings screens, pressfor “Sewing settings”,for “General settings” orfor “Embroidery settings”.

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• Press orto display a different settings screen.

Sewing settings

a

 

f

 

g

b

h

c

d

e

a Select whether to use the sewing speed controller to determine the zigzag width (see page 104). b Make adjustments to character or decorative stitch patterns (see page 153).

c Adjust 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.)

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

fChange the height of the presser foot when sewing is stopped when the pivot setting is selected (see page 72). Adjust the presser foot to one of the three heights (3.2 mm, 5.0 mm and 7.5 mm).

g Change the height of the presser foot when the machine is set to free motion sewing mode (see page 105).

hWhen 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 64 and 73).

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General settings

a

 

g

 

b

 

h

 

c

 

 

d

 

i

 

 

 

e

 

j

 

f

 

k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

l

 

CAUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

n

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• If “Upper and Bobbin Thread Sensor” is set to

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

bSelect the operation of the “Needle Position - Stitch Placement” button from the following two sequences (see page 74).

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

c Change the brightness of the Needle Area and Work Area Lights. d Change the speaker volume.

e Change the shape of the pointer when a USB mouse is used (see page 25).

fTurn both the upper and bobbin thread sensor “ON” or “OFF”. If it is turned “OFF”, the machine can be used without thread.

gSelect the length of time until the screen saver appears. A setting between “OFF” (0) and “60” minutes can be set in 1-minuteincrements.

h Change the image of the screen saver (see page 25).

i Select the initial screen that is displayed when the machine is turned on (see page 28). j Use when running an application.

k Change the display language (see page 29).

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

m Display the total number of stitches.

n The “No.” is the number for the embroidery and sewing machine.

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

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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 344).

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Embroidery settings

 

 

g

 

 

a

 

h

 

 

i

b

 

 

 

c

 

j

d

 

 

 

e

 

k

 

f

 

l

 

a Select from among 14 embroidery frame displays (see page 232).

b Change the thread color display on the embroidery screen; thread number, color name (see page 231). c When the thread number “#123” is selected, select from six thread brands (see page 231).

d Adjust the maximum embroidery speed setting (see page 231). e Adjust the upper thread tension for embroidering (see page 227).

f Select the height of the embroidery foot “W” during embroidering (see page 198). g Change the display units (mm/inch).

h Change the initial mode of the display (embroidery/embroidery edit).

i Change the color of the background for the embroidery display area (see page 30). j Change the color of the background for the thumbnail area (see page 30).

k Adjust the distance between the pattern and the basting stitching (see page 295). l Adjust the distance between the appliqué pattern and the outline (see page 296).

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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. Depending upon the background color, select the desired shape from the three that are available.

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For details on changing the background color, refer to “Changing the Background Colors of the Embroidery Patterns” on page 30.

aPress .

The Sewing settings screen appears.

bPress .

→ The General settings screen appears.

cDisplay 3/7 (page 3 of 7) of the General settings screen.

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

ePressto return to the original screen.

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

Changing the Screen Saver Image

Instead of the default image, you can select your own personal images for the screen saver of your machine.

Before changing the screen saver image, prepare the image on your computer or USB media.

Compatible image files

Format

JPEG format (.jpg)

 

 

File size

Max. 150 KB for each image

 

 

File dimension

480 × 800 pixels or less, (If the width is

 

more than 480 pixels, the image imported

 

will be reduced to a width of 480 pixels.)

 

 

Number allowed

5 or less

 

 

Note

When using USB media, make sure that it contains only your own personal images to be selected for the screen saver.

Folders are recognized. Open the folder that holds your personal images.

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LCD SCREEN

aPress .

The Sewing settings screen appears.

b Press.

The General settings screen appears.

cDisplay 4/7 (page 4 of 7) of the General settings screen.

dPress.

ePress.

fConnect the USB media or the computer (using a USB cable) that contains your personal image to the USB port of the machine.

* See page 18 about USB connectivity.

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gPressto select the first image.

*The images will appear in a list in this screen. Select the desired number to specify the image.

hSelect the device that is connected.

* Press

when connecting a computer using a

USB cable, and then copy your personal images into “Removable Disk”, which appears on the desktop of the computer.

A list of your personal images appear on the screen.

*Press to delete the selected image.

*Press to view the previous page.

iPress a file name to select image and then press.

The selected image is stored on your machine.

*Press to view the previous page.

jRepeat the procedure from step gto select the remaining images.

kPressto return to the original screen.

*

Press

when connecting USB media to the

 

primary (top) USB port.

*

Press

when connecting USB media to the

 

center USB port.

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Selecting the Initial Screen Display

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

aPress .

The Sewing settings screen appears.

bPress.

The General settings screen appears.

cDisplay 4/7 (page 4 of 7) of the General settings screen.

dUseandto select the setting for the initial screen display.

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

*Home Page: When the machine is turned on, the home page screen appears.

*Sewing/Embroidery Screen: When the machine is turned on, the Embroidery screen appears if the embroidery unit is attached to the machine, or the sewing screen appears if the embroidery unit is not attached to the machine.

ePressto return to the original screen.

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Choosing the Display Language

aPress .

The Sewing settings screen appears.

bPress.

The General settings screen appears.

cDisplay 4/7 (page 4 of 7) of the General settings screen.

dUseandto choose the display language.

*Choose from the following languages: “English”, “Deutsch (German)”, “Français (French)”, “Italiano (Italian)”, “Nederlands (Dutch)”, “Español (Spanish)”, “Dansk (Danish)”, “Norsk (Norwegian)”,

“Suomi (Finnish)”, “Svenska (Swedish)”, “Português (Portuguese)”, “ (Russian)”.

a

a Display language

ePressto return to the original screen.

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Changing the Background Colors of the Embroidery Patterns

In the settings screen, the background colors can be changed for the embroidery pattern and pattern thumbnails. Depending on the pattern color, select the desired background color from the 66 settings available. Different background colors can be selected for the embroidery pattern and pattern thumbnails.

aPress .

The Sewing settings screen appears.

bPress.

The Embroidery settings screen appears.

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When using the Embroidery or Embroidery

Edit, touch to directly access the Embroidery settings screen.

cDisplay 7/7 (page 7 of 7) of the Embroidery settings screen.

dPress.

a Embroidery pattern background b Pattern thumbnails background

a

b

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eSelect the background color from the 66 settings available.

a

b

a Embroidery pattern background b Selected color

a

b

a Pattern thumbnails background b Selected color

fPressto return to the original screen.

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

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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, preparing to embroider a pattern, and how to use the machine (see page 33).

bPress this key to select utility stitches when you are not sure which stitch to use or how to sew the stitch (see page 34).

c Press this key to see an explanation of the stitch selected (see page 35).

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Using the Operation Guide Function

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Press

to open the screen shown below. Six categories are displayed at the top of the screen.

Press a key to see more information about that category.

 

 

 

 

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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 feet,

 

functions. This is the first screen displayed

 

etc. Some of the functions are described in

 

 

 

 

the movies. Watch these movies for a better

 

when you press

.

 

understanding of the functions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

displays information about

displays troubleshooting

displays information about

 

attaching the embroidery unit, preparing

information.

cleaning the machine, etc.

 

fabric for embroidering, etc.

 

Some of the functions are described in the

 

Some of the functions are described in the

 

movies. Watch these movies for a better

 

movies. Watch these movies for a better

 

understanding of the functions.

 

understanding of the functions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

* Press to see a video 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.

aEnterpage. Utility Stitch category from the home

bPress.

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cPress .

The advice screen is displayed.

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

* Press to return to the original 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

With the pattern explanation function, descriptions can be displayed for the patterns available on the Utility Stitch and Character/Decorative Stitch screens.

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.

eRead the explanations and select the appropriate stitch.

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

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LCD SCREEN

cPress.

The screen shows information.

dPressto return to the original screen.

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

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LOWER THREADING

Winding the Bobbin

Press

in this order to display a

video example of bobbin winding on the LCD (see page 34). 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

a This model b Other models

c 11.5 mm (approx. 7/16 inch)

Using the Supplemental Spool Pin

With this machine, you can wind the bobbin during sewing. While using the main spool pin to sew embroidery, 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.

a Groove in the bobbin b Spring on the shaft

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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.

a Spool cap b Spool pin

c Thread 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.

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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.

a Spool cap (small)

b Thread spool (cross-woundthread) c Space

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

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 pretension disk.

b Pre-tensiondisk

c Pull it in as far as possible.

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

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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.

a Guide slit (with built-incutter) b Bobbin 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.

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.

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kCutbobbin.the thread with cutter 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.

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.

a Groove in the bobbin b Spring 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.

a Spool pin b Spool cap

c Thread spool d Spool 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

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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.

a Thread guide b Pre-tensiondisk

hFollowthroughsteps40. g throughk on page 39

Using the Spool Stand

To wind thread on the bobbin while the spool stand is installed, pass the thread from the spool through the thread guide on the telescopic thread guide, and then wind the bobbin according to steps ethroughk of “Using the Supplemental Spool Pin” on

page 38 to page 40.

Memo

See page 9 to assemble the spool stand.

See page 52 to thread the machine using the spool stand.

CAUTION

When winding thread on the bobbin, do not cross the bobbin winding thread with the upper thread in the thread guides.

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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.

a Thread

b Bobbin 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.

aIf the thread becomes tangled under the

bobbin winder seat, press once to stop the bobbin winding.

bCuttensionthedisk.thread with scissors near the pre-

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 counter 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 (page 38).

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Setting the Bobbin

Press

in this order to display a

video example of the operation on the LCD (see page 34). 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

a This model b Other 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.

bSlide the bobbin cover latch to the right.

a Bobbin cover b Latch

The bobbin cover opens.

cRemove the bobbin cover.

dHold the bobbin with your right hand and hold the end of the thread with your left hand.

eSet the bobbin in the bobbin case so that the thread unwinds to the left.

fHold the bobbin lightly with your right hand, and then guide the thread with your left hand.

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gPass the thread through the guide, and then pull the thread out toward the front.

a Cutter

The cutter cuts the thread.

Note

If the thread is not correctly inserted through the tension spring of the bobbin case, it may cause incorrect thread tension. (see page 67)

a Tension 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.

hInsert 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).

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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 or embroidery.

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You can pull up the bobbin thread after threading the upper thread (“UPPER THREADING” on page 46).

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.

a “Needle Position” button

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. 3-4inches) toward the back of the machine, making it even with the upper thread.

a Upper thread b Bobbin thread

fReplace the bobbin cover.

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UPPER THREADING

Upper Threading

Press

in this order to display a

video example of the operation on the LCD (see page 34). 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.

a Spool pin b Spool cap

c Thread spool d Spool 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.

Memo

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

a Spool cap (small)

b Thread spool (cross-woundthread) c Space

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.

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

Memo

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

a Look in the upper groove area

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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

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

The thread passes through the eye of the needle.

Memo

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.

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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 10-15cm (approx.4-6inches) 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 10-15cm (approx.4-6inches)

Memo

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.

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” at the end of this manual).

CAUTION

Twin needle (part code XE4963-001)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 page 56).

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

page 46).

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.

a Spool cap b Spool pin

c Thread 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” at the end of this manual for 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.

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

Memo

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.

a

a Single needle/twin needle setting

appears.

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Using the Spool Stand

The included spool stand is useful when using thread on spools with a large diameter (crosswound thread). This spool stand can hold two spools of thread.

Memo

See page 9 to assemble the spool stand.

See page 41 to wind the bobbin when using the spool stand.

Using the Spool Stand

Be sure to use a spool cap that is slightly larger than the spool.

If the spool cap that is used is smaller or much larger than the spool, the thread may catch and sewing performance may suffer.

When using thread on a thin spool, place the included spool felt on the spool pin, place the thread spool on the spool pin so that the center of the spool is aligned with the hole at the center of the spool felt, and then insert the spool cap onto the spool pin.

aSpool felt

When using thread on a cone spool, use the spool holder.

a Spool holder

Depending on the size of spool or the amount of thread remaining, choose the appropriate sized spool cap (large or medium). Spool cap (small) cannot be used with the spool cap base.

a Spool cap

b Spool cap base

aAttachpage 9.)the spool stand to the machine. (see

bPlace the spool of thread on the spool pin so that the thread feeds off the spool clockwise. Firmly insert the spool cap onto the spool pin.

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Note

When using 2 spools of thread, make sure that both spools are feeding in the same direction.

Make sure that the spools do not touch each other, otherwise the thread will not feed off smoothly, the needle may break, or the thread may break or become tangled. In addition, make sure that the spools do not touch the telescopic thread guide at the center.

Make sure that the thread is not caught under the spool.

cPull the thread off the spool. Pass the thread from the back to the front through the thread guides at the top.

Note

Guide the thread so that it does not become entangled with the other thread.

After feeding the thread as instructed, wind any excess thread back onto the spool, otherwise the excess thread will become tangled.

dPass the thread through the machine's thread guide from the right to the left.

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 spool c Spool pin

d Spool cap

Memo

When threading the spool with the spool net on, make sure that 5-6cm (approx. 2 -2-1/2inches) of thread are pulled out.

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

a Thread guide

eThread the machine according to the steps f too of “Upper Threading” on page 46.

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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

Press

in this order to display a

video example of the operation on the LCD (see page 34). Follow the steps explained below to complete the operation.

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

a Black button

b Presser 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 Pin

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bPressto unlock all keys and buttons.

cRaise the presser foot lever.

Attaching the Walking Foot

The walking foot holds the fabric between the presser foot and the feed dogs to feed the fabric. This enables you to have better fabric control when sewing difficult fabrics (such as quilted fabrics or velvet) or fabrics that slip easily (such as vinyl, leather, or synthetic leather).

Note

Thread the needle manually when using the walking foot, or only attach the walking foot after threading the needle using the “Automatic Threading” button.

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

Memo

The walking foot can only be used with straight or zigzag stitch patterns. Reverse stitches cannot be sewn with the walking foot. Only select straight or zigzag stitch patterns with reinforcement stitches. (see page 62.)

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

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

cSet the operation lever of the walking foot so that the needle clamp screw is set between the fork. Position the shank of the walking foot on the presser foot bar.

aOperation lever

bNeedle clamp screw

cFork

dWalking foot shank

ePresser foot bar

dLower the presser foot lever. Insert the screw, and tighten the screw securely with the screwdriver.

CAUTION

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

Be sure to rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to check that the needle does not strike the presser foot. If the needle strikes the presser foot, injury may result.

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CHANGING THE NEEDLE

CHANGING THE NEEDLE

CAUTION

Always press on the screen before changing the needle. Ifis 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.

Press

in this order to display a

video example of the operation on the LCD (see page 34). Follow the steps explained below to complete the operation.

Memo

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.

a Parallel space

b Level 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.

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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.

a Needle stopper

b Hole for setting the needle c Flat 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

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.

Use needle 75/11 for embroidery. Use ball point needle 75/11 for embroidering patterns with short jump stitches such as alphabet characters when the thread trimming function is turned on.

Ball point needles (golden colored) 90/14 are not recommended for embroidery, as they may bend or break, causing injury.

It is recommended that a 90/14 needle should be used when embroidering on heavyweight fabrics or stabilizing products (for example, denim, puffy foam, etc.). A 75/11 needle may bend or break, which could result in injury.

A home sewing machine needle 75/11 is inserted in the sewing machine.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taffeta

Synthetic thread

 

75/11 - 90/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flannel, Gabardine

Silk thread

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thin fabrics

Lawn

Cotton thread

 

60 - 90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgette

Synthetic thread

 

65/9 - 75/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challis, Satin

Silk thread

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thick fabrics

Denim

Cotton thread

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

 

90/14 - 100/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corduroy

Synthetic thread

 

50 - 60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweed

Silk thread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stretch fabrics

Jersey

Thread for knits

 

 

 

Ball point needle

 

 

 

 

50 - 60

 

(gold colored)

 

Tricot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75/11 - 90/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easily frayed fabrics

 

Cotton thread

 

50 - 90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synthetic thread

 

65/9 - 90/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silk thread

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For top-stitching

 

Synthetic thread

 

50

90/14 - 100/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silk thread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memo

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

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

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Using the Foot Controller................................................................................................

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

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

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

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Sewing a Seam Allowance of 0.5 cm or Less ...................................................................

63

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

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If the Fabric does not Fit under the Presser Foot .............................................................

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If the Fabric does not Feed ..............................................................................................

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

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

64

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

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

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

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

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

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Proper Thread Tension ....................................................................................................

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Upper Thread is Too Tight...............................................................................................

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Upper Thread is Too Loose..............................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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Automatic Fabric Sensor System (Automatic Presser Foot Pressure) .......................

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

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

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Checking the Needle Location in the Screen...........................................................

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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 press

to 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” on page 54).

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 347 for 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 64). Normally, you can sew without pressing the black button.

eLower the presser foot.

* You do not have to pull up the bobbin thread.

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fAdjust the sewing speed with the speed control slide.

* You can use this slide to adjust sewing speed during sewing.

a Slow

b Fast

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.

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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aPull the retractable cord out from the foot controller to the desired length, and then insert the foot controller plug into its jack on the machine.

a Foot controller

b Foot controller jack

Note

Do not pull the retractable cord out beyond the red mark on the cord.

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/Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew reverse/reinforcement stitches manually (see page 3).

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/Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches) automatically at the end of sewing (see page 69).

a Reverse stitch

b Reinforcement stitch

If the stitch which you select has a double mark “ ” at the top of the key display, you can sew reverse stitches by holding the “Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitch” button.

If the stitch which you select has a dot mark “ ” at the top of the key display, you can sew reinforcement stitches by holding the “Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitch” button.

Sewing Curves

Sew slowly while keeping the seam parallel with the fabric edge as you guide the fabric around the curve.

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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 72).

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” on page 56).

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.

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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 73 for 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 the hook-and-loopfastener at a slow speed.

If the needle does not pass through the hook-and-loop fastener, replace the needle with the needle for thick fabrics (page 58).

a Edge of the hook-and-loopfastener

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

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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” on page 22).

a Basting stitching

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STITCH SETTINGS

STITCH SETTINGS

When you select a stitch, your machine automatically selects the appropriate stitch width, stitch length, 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” at the end of this manual).

If you turn off the machine or select another stitch without saving stitch setting changes (“Saving Your Stitch Settings” on page 81), 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 104.

Example:

Press to narrow the zigzag stitch pattern width.

Press to widen the zigzag stitch pattern width.

The value in the display gets bigger.

Memo

Press to return the stitch width 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.

The value in the display gets smaller.

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Setting the Stitch Length

Follow the steps below when you want to change the stitch pattern length.

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 to return the stitch length 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 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.

a Wrong side b Surface

c Upper thread d Bobbin thread

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Upper Thread is Too Tight

If the bobbin thread is visible from the right side of the fabric, the upper thread is too tight.

Note

If the bobbin thread was incorrectly threaded, the upper thread may be too tight. In this case, refer to “Setting the Bobbin” (page 43) and rethread the bobbin thread.

a Bobbin thread b Upper thread c Surface

d Locks 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 page 43.

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 be too loose. In this case, refer to “Upper Threading” (page 46) and rethread the upper thread.

a Upper thread b Bobbin thread c Wrong side

d Locks appear on wrong side of fabric

Press , to tighten the upper thread.

Memo

Press to return the thread tension to the original setting.

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USEFUL FUNCTIONS

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.

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.

dPressbutton.the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”

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.

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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 .

Memo

This function is set automatically when sewing embroidery.

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/Reinforcement Stitching” 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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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.

aChange the operating position of the knee lifter handle before inserting into the machine.

Slide up the knee lifter handle slightly and rotate it while releasing pressure so handle will click into position.

*The knee lifter can be adjusted to three different angles.

a Knee lifter handle

Rotate knee lifter handle till it clicks into the selected position that is most comfortable for you.

bAlign 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 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.

cUse 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.

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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.

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” on 2/7 of the set-

tings 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” (3/7 of 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.

bPressto select the pivot setting.

The key appears as .

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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.

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.

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 63), or quilting (see page 102).

aPress .

The settings screen appears.

bSet“ON”.“Automatic Fabric Sensor System” to

The presser foot is automatically lowered, and sewing continues.

cPressto return to the original screen.

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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 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.

a Pointing needle mode is ON b Pointing 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.

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.

cPressto lock the screen settings.

The key appears as .

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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.

Checking the Needle Location in

the Screen

Press to use thebuilt-incamera to view the sewing area in the LCD screen. View the location of the needle from 2 different angles and the needle drop position, even if the needle has not actually been lowered.

b

 

 

 

 

c

a

 

 

 

 

 

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The camera view window appears.

 

 

a CLOSE

 

 

b VIEW ANGLE

 

 

c NEEDLE DROP POSITION

 

 

d ZOOM

 

 

CLOSE

Press this key to close the screen.

VIEW ANGLE

Each press of switches thebuilt-incamera between a front view and an angled top view.

NEEDLE DROP POSITION

Press to show the needle drop position in

the screen as “ ”.

a

a Needle drop position

ZOOM

Press to enlarge the image in the screen.

Press again to return the image to its original display size.

Note

The camera view window disappears when you start sewing.

When sewing thick fabrics, the needle drop position indicated in the screen may differ from the actual position.

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Utility Stitches

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

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Stitch Selection Screens............................................................

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

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Using the Mirror Image Key .....................................................

79

Using the Image Key.................................................................

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

81

Saving Settings..........................................................................

81

Retrieving Saved Settings..........................................................

82

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

83

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

83

Changing the Needle Position

 

(Left or Middle Needle Position Stitches Only) ........................

85

Aligning the Fabric with a Mark

 

on the Needle Plate or Bobbin Cover (with Mark) ...................

85

Aligning the Fabric with the Vertical Stitch Alignment “V” Foot .........

86

Using the Straight Stitch Needle Plate and the Straight Stitch Foot .....

86

Basting .....................................................................................

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

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

88

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

89

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

90

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

91

Overcasting (Using a Zigzag Stitch) .........................................

91

Appliqué (Using a Zigzag Stitch) ..............................................

91

Patchwork (for Crazy Quilt).....................................................

92

Sewing Curves (Using a Zigzag Stitch) .....................................

92

Cord Guide Bobbin Cover (Using a Zigzag Stitch) ...................

92

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

93

Tape Attaching .........................................................................

93

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

93

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

94

Overcasting Using Presser Foot “G” ........................................

94

Overcasting Using Presser Foot “J” ..........................................

95

Overcasting Using the Side Cutter ...........................................

96

When Sewing Straight Stitches While Using the Side Cutter ....

98

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

99

Piecing ...................................................................................

102

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

102

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

103

Quilting with Satin Stitches ....................................................

104

Free Motion Quilting..............................................................

105

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

108

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

111

If the Needle Catches Too Much of the Hem Fold .................

113

If the Needle does not Catch the Hem Fold ...........................

113

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

113

Appliqué Sharp Curves ...........................................................

114

Appliqué Corners ...................................................................

114

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

119

Hemstitching (1) (Daisy Stitch) ...............................................

119

Hemstitching (2) (Drawn Work (1))........................................

119

Hemstitching (3) (Drawn Work (2))........................................

120

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

121

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

124

Odd Shaped Buttons/Buttons

 

that do Not Fit into the Button Holder Plate...........................

124

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

125

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

127

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

129

Bar Tacks on Thick Fabrics......................................................

130

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

131

Attaching 4 Hole Buttons........................................................

132

Attaching a Shank to the Button .............................................

132

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

133

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

134

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

135

Centered Zipper......................................................................

135

Inserting a Side Zipper ............................................................

136

Edge Sewing.....................................................................

138

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

114

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

115

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

116

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

116

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

117

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

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SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES

SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES

Stitch Selection Screens

There are 6 categories of Utility Stitches. If a page number such as appears, there is more than one stitch selection screen for that category.

Straight/Overcasting

Decorative Stitches

Heirloom Stitches

Buttonholes/Bar tacks

Multi-directionalSewing

Quilting Stitches

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Selecting a Stitch

aTurn the main power to ON and press

to display the utility stitches.

Either “1-01Straight stitch (Left)” or“1-03Straight stitch (Middle)” is selected, depending on the setting selected in the setting screen.

bUseto select the category you want.

*Press to view the next page.

*Press to view previous page.

b

a

c

a Preview of the selected stitch b Stitch selection screen

c Percentage 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” at the end of this manual.

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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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.

bPressto 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

.

The units of the stitch display in mm.

Note

If stitches are wider or larger than display, press darkened arrows to move the stitch pattern for better visibility.

cPress to go back to the original screen.

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bSpecify your preferred settings.

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:)

cPress.

The settings are saved and the original screen automatically appears.

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 82.

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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.

cPress the numbered key of the settings to be retrieved.

* Press to return to the original screen without retrieving settings.

a

a Numbered keys

dPress .

The selected settings are retrieved, and the original screen automatically appears.

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 .

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SEWING THE STITCHES

Straight Stitches

 

 

Presser

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

Twin

 

 

Stitch

Stitch name

Applications

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

 

 

foot

needle

 

 

 

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight stitch (Left)

 

General sewing, gather, pintuck,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

etc. Reverse stitch is sewn while

0.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.2 - 5.0

OK

 

 

 

 

 

pressing “Reverse/

(0)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

3

 

 

 

Reinforcement Stitch” button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight stitch (Left)

 

General sewing, gather, pintuck,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

etc. Reinforcement stitch is sewn

0.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.2 - 5.0

OK

 

 

 

 

while pressing “Reverse/

(0)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

Reinforcement Stitch” button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight stitch

 

General sewing, gather, pintuck,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Middle)

 

etc. Reverse stitch is sewn while

3.5

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.2 - 5.0

OK

 

 

 

 

 

pressing “Reverse/

(1/8)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

Utility

 

 

 

Reinforcement Stitch” button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight stitch

 

General sewing, gather, pintuck,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Middle)

 

etc. Reinforcement stitch is sewn

3.5

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.2 - 5.0

OK

 

Stitches

 

Triple stretch stitch

 

General sewing for

(1/8)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

while pressing “Reverse/

 

 

 

 

 

Reinforcement Stitch” button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reinforcement and decorative

0.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

1.5 - 4.0

OK

 

 

 

 

 

(0)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

topstitching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stem stitch

 

Reinforced stitching, sewing and

1.0

1.0 - 3.0

2.5

1.0 - 4.0

OK

 

 

 

 

 

decorative applications

 

 

 

 

 

(1/16)

(1/16 - 1/8)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorative stitch

 

Decorative stitching, top

0.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

1.0 - 4.0

OK

 

 

 

 

 

stitching

 

 

 

 

 

(0)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basting stitch

 

Basting

0.0

0.0 - 7.0

20

5 - 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

(0)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/4)

(3/16 - 1-3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a Left needle position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a Reverse stitch

b Middle needle position

b Reinforcement stitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memo

If the selected stitch has a double mark “ ” at the top of the key display, you can sew reverse stitches holding the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button.

If the selected stitch has a dot mark “ ” at the top of the key display, you can sew reinforcement stitches holding the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button (see page 62).

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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/Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew 3-4stitches.

The machine sews reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches).

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/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/Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches) and trim the thread automatically at the end of sewing.

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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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

a Seam

b Presser foot c Centimeters d Inches

e Needle plate

f 16 mm (5/8 inch)

For stitches with a middle (center) needle position (Stitch width: 3.5 mm)

a Seam

b Presser foot c Inches

d Bobbin cover (with mark) e 16 mm (5/8 inch)

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Aligning the Fabric with the Vertical Stitch Alignment “V” Foot

Sew while keeping the right edge of the fabric aligned with a desired position of markings on the vertical stitch alignment “V” foot.

You can also use the vertical stitch alignment “V” foot for setting a stitch width using the built-incamera (see page 138).

aSeam

bVertical stitch alignment “V” foot

cMarkings

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.

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 (see page 55 through 56).

cRemove the flat bed attachment or the embroidery unit if either are attached.

dGrasp both sides of the needle plate cover, and then slide it toward you.

a Needle plate cover

eGrasp the bobbin case, and then pull it out.

a Bobbin case

fUse the disc-shapedscrew driver included with the machine to unscrew and remove the regular needle plate.

gSet the straight stitch needle plate in place and use the disc-shapedscrew driver 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-shapedscrew driver included with the machine to secure the screws in the needle plate.

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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.

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

a Notch

b Pin

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.

Basting

aSelectand attach presser foot “J”.

bPress the “Reverse/Reinforcement 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.

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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.

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.

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cPull the bobbin and upper threads out by 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16inches) (see page 45).

a Upper thread b Bobbin thread

c About 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).

a Seam line

b 10 to 15 mm (approx. 3/8 inch to 9/16 inch) c About 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.

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/Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew a reinforcement stitch and trim the thread automatically at the end of sewing.

a About 12 mm (approx. 1/2 inch) b Wrong side

cSpread the fabric out along the finish line.

a Finish line b Wrong side

dLay both seam allowances on the side of the shorter seam (cut seam) and iron them.

gSew on the seam line and remove the

 

basting stitch.

a Wrong side

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eFold the longer seam allowance around the

dSew a straight stitch along the fold.

 

shorter one, and sew the edge of 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/Reinforcement Stitch”

 

 

 

button to sew a reinforcement stitch and trim the

 

 

 

thread automatically at the end of sewing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a Wrong side

Finished flat fell seam

a Width for pintuck b Wrong side

c Surface

eIron the folds in the same direction.

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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Zigzag Stitches

Zigzag stitches are useful for overcasting, appliqué, patchwork, and many other applications.

Select a stitch, and attach presser foot “J”.

If the stitch which you select has a double mark “ ” at the top of the key display, you can sew reverse stitches by holding the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button.

If the stitch which you select has a dot mark “ ” at the top of the key display, you can sew reinforcement stitches by holding the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button (see page 62).

 

 

Presser

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

Applications

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

foot

needle

 

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag stitch

 

For overcasting, mending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reverse stitch is sewn while

3.5

0.0 - 7.0

1.4

0.0 - 4.0

OK

 

 

 

pressing “Reverse/

(1/8)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(0 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

Reinforcement Stitch” button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag stitch

 

For overcasting, mending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reinforcement stitch is sewn

3.5

0.0 - 7.0

1.4

0.0 - 4.0

OK

 

 

 

while pressing “Reverse/

(1/8)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(0 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

Reinforcement Stitch” button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag stitch (right)

 

Start from right needle position,

3.5

2.5 - 5.0

1.4

0.3 - 4.0

OK

 

 

 

zigzag sew at left.

 

 

 

(1/8)

(3/32 - 3/16)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag stitch (left)

 

Start from left needle position,

3.5

2.5 - 5.0

1.4

0.3 - 4.0

OK

 

 

 

zigzag sew at right.

 

 

 

(1/8)

(3/32 - 3/16)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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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 (see page 43).

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.

a Notch

b Gimp 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 2.0-2.5mm (approx. 1/16 - 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.

a Fabric (right side) b Gimp 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.

 

 

Presser

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

Applications

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

foot

needle

 

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 steps elastic

 

Overcasting (medium weight

5.0

1.5 - 7.0

1.0

0.2 - 4.0

OK

 

zigzag

 

and stretch fabrics), tape and

 

 

(3/16)

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 1/16)

( J )

 

 

 

elastic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 steps elastic

 

Overcasting (medium weight

5.0

1.5 - 7.0

1.0

0.2 - 4.0

OK

 

zigzag

 

and stretch fabrics), tape and

 

 

(3/16)

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 1/16)

( J )

 

 

 

elastic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 steps elastic

 

Overcasting (medium,

5.0

1.5 - 7.0

1.0

0.2 - 4.0

OK

 

zigzag

 

heavyweight and stretch fabrics),

 

 

(3/16)

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 1/16)

( J )

 

 

 

tape and elastic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

aSelect a stitch.

bAttach presser foot “J”.

Tape Attaching

Stretch the tape flat. While stretching the tape flat, sew the tape to the fabric.

aTape

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.

3

Stitches Utility

93

SEWING THE STITCHES

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 side cutter attachment depending on the kind of overcasting stitch you select.

Overcasting Using Presser Foot “G”

 

 

Presser

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

Applications

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

foot

needle

 

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

Reinforcing of light and medium

3.5

2.5 - 5.0

2.0

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

weight fabrics

NO

 

 

 

(1/8)

(3/32 - 3/16)

(1/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

Reinforcing of heavyweight

5.0

2.5 - 5.0

2.5

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

fabric

NO

 

 

 

(3/16)

(3/32 - 3/16)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

Reinforcing of medium,

5.0

3.5 - 5.0

2.5

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

heavyweight and easily friable

NO

 

 

 

(3/16)

(1/8 - 3/16)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

fabrics or decorative stitching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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SEWING THE STITCHES

 

Overcasting Using Presser Foot “J”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presser

 

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

Twin

 

Stitch

Stitch name

Applications

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

 

foot

 

needle

 

 

 

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

Reinforced seaming of stretch

5.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.5 - 4.0

OK

 

 

 

 

fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 9/32)

(3/32)

(1/32 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

Reinforcing of medium stretch

5.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

0.5 - 4.0

OK

 

 

 

 

fabric and heavyweight fabric,

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 9/32)

(3/32)

(1/32 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

decorative stitching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

Reinforcement of stretch fabric

4.0

0.0 - 7.0

4.0

1.0 - 4.0

OK

 

 

 

 

or decorative stitching

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

Stretch knit seam

 

5.0

0.0 - 7.0

4.0

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single diamond

 

Reinforcement and seaming

6.0

1.0 - 7.0

3.0

1.0 - 4.0

OK

 

 

overcast

 

stretch fabric

 

 

 

 

 

(15/

 

 

 

 

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/8)

(1/16 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

64)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single diamond

 

Reinforcement of stretch fabric

6.0

1.0 - 7.0

1.8

1.0 - 4.0

OK

 

 

overcast

 

 

 

(15/

 

 

 

 

 

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

( J )

 

 

 

 

 

 

64)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

aSelect a stitch and attach presser foot “J”.

bSew with the needle dropping slightly off

 

 

 

 

 

 

the edge of the fabric.

 

 

a Needle drop position

3

Stitches Utility

95

SEWING THE STITCHES

Overcasting Using the Side Cutter

By using the side cutter, you can do overcasting while cutting the fabric.

CAUTION

Recommended stitches are noted “S” in the lower right corner, therefore sure to only select one of these stitches listed below. Using another stitch may cause the needle to hit the presser foot and break, possibly causing injury.

Note

Thread the needle manually when using the side cutter, or only attach the side cutter after threading the needle using the “Automatic Threading” button.

 

 

Presser

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

 

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

Applications

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

 

foot

 

needle

 

 

 

Auto

 

Manual

Auto

 

Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 fabrics

3.5

 

3.5 - 5.0

1.4

0.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/8)

 

(1/8 - 3/16)

(1/16)

(0 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With side cutter

 

Overcasting stitch while cutting

3.5

 

3.5 - 5.0

2.0

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

fabrics

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

(1/8)

 

(1/8 - 3/16)

(1/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With side cutter

 

Overcasting stitch while cutting

5.0

 

3.5 - 5.0

2.5

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

fabrics

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

(3/16)

 

(1/8 - 3/16)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With side cutter

 

Overcasting stitch while cutting

5.0

 

3.5 - 5.0

2.5

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

fabrics

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

(3/16)

 

(1/8 - 3/16)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

aSelect a stitch.

 

dPosition the fork on the side cutter’s

 

 

 

 

 

operating lever onto the needle clamp

 

 

 

 

screw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a Needle clamp screw b Operating lever

Memo

• Make sure that the fork of the operating lever is set onto the needle screw firmly.

bFollow the steps on page 54 to remove the presser foot.

cThread the needle (see page 46).

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ePosition the side cutter so that the side cutter pin is aligned with the notch in the presser foot holder, and then lower the presser foot.

a Notch in presser foot holder b Pin

The side cutter is attached.

fRaise the presser foot and pull out a long section of the upper thread. Pass it below the presser foot and pull it out in the fabric feed direction.

hPosition the fabric so that the right side of the cut is on top of the guide plate and the left side of the cut is underneath the presser foot.

a Guide plate (lower knife) b Presser foot

c Upper thread

Memo

If the fabric is not positioned correctly, the fabric will not be cut.

a Presser foot b Upper thread

gMake a cut of approximately 20 mm (approx. 3/4 inch) in the fabric.

a 20 mm (approx. 3/4 inch)

3

Stitches Utility

97

SEWING THE STITCHES

iLower the presser foot and start.

A seam allowance is cut while the stitching is sewn.

CAUTION

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

Note

If the width has been adjusted, rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise). Check that the needle does not touch the side cutter. If the needle touches the side cutter, it might cause the needle to break.

When Sewing Straight Stitches While Using the Side Cutter

The seam margin should be approximately 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch).

a Seam margin

Memo

The fabric will not be cut if the whole fabric is simply spread out underneath the presser

foot guide plate. Set the fabric as explained in step h from the previous section, and then start sewing.

One layer of 13 oz. denim can be cut.

Clean the side cutter after use to avoid having dust and scraps of thread build up on it.

Add a small amount of oil as required to the cutting edge of the cutter.

98

SEWING THE STITCHES

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 61 and /or “Using the Knee Lifter” on page 71).

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.

 

 

Presser foot

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

 

 

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

 

 

Applications

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

needle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch

 

 

Piecework/patchwork

 

 

2.0

0.2 - 5.0

 

 

(Middle)

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch (Right)

 

 

Piecework/patchwork

5.50

0.00 - 7.00

2.0

0.2 - 5.0

 

 

 

 

 

6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)

NO

 

 

 

 

(7/32)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

right seam allowance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch (Left)

 

 

Piecework/patchwork

1.50

0.00 - 7.00

2.0

0.2 - 5.0

 

 

 

 

 

6.5 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) left

NO

 

 

 

 

seam allowance

(1/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand-lookquilting

 

 

Quilting stitch made to look

 

0.00 - 7.00

2.5

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

like hand quilting stitch

3.50

NO

 

 

 

 

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basting stitch

 

 

Basting

 

0.00 - 7.00

20

5 - 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.50

NO

 

 

 

 

 

(0 - 1/4)

(3/4)

(3/16 - 1-3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stem stitch

 

 

Reinforced stitching, sewing

1.00

1.00 - 3.00

2.5

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

and decorative applications

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/16)

(1/16 - 1/8)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting appliqué

 

 

Zigzag stitch for quilting and

3.50

0.00 - 7.00

 

0.0 - 4.0

 

 

zigzag stitch

 

 

sewing on appliqué quilt

1.6

NO

 

 

 

(1/8)

(0 - 1/4)

(0 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

pieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag stitch (Right)

 

 

Start from right needle

3.50

2.50 - 5.00

 

0.3 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

position, zigzag sew at left

1.6

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/8)

(3/32 - 3/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag stitch (Left)

 

 

Start from left needle

3.50

2.50 - 5.00

 

0.3 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

position, zigzag sew at right

1.6

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/8)

(3/32 - 3/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 steps elastic zigzag

 

 

Overcasting (medium weight

5.00

1.50 - 7.00

1.0

0.2 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

and stretch fabrics), tape and

NO

 

 

 

 

elastic

(3/16)

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 steps elastic zigzag

 

 

Overcasting (medium,

5.00

1.50 - 7.00

1.0

0.2 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

heavyweight and stretch

NO

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

fabrics), tape and elastic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting appliqué

 

 

Quilting stitch for invisible

 

0.50 - 5.00

 

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

stitch

 

 

appliqué or attaching binding

2.00

2.0

NO

 

 

 

(1/64 - 3/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shell tuck edge

 

 

Shell tuck edge finish on

4.00

0.00 - 7.00

2.5

0.2 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

fabrics

NO

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blanket stitch

 

 

Appliqués, decorative

3.50

2.50 - 7.00

2.5

1.6 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

blanket stitch

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/8)

(3/32 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Stitches Utility

99

SEWING THE STITCHES

 

 

Presser foot

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

 

 

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

 

 

Applications

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

needle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting stippling

 

 

Background quilting

7.00

1.00 - 7.0

1.6

1.0

- 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

 

(1/4)

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

 

Stretch knit seam

5.00

0.00 - 7.00

4.0

1.0

- 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tape attaching

 

 

Attaching tape to seam in

 

0.00 - 7.00

 

0.2

- 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

stretch fabric

5.50

1.4

NO

 

 

 

 

(0 - 1/4)

(1/61 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serpentine stitch

 

 

Decorative stitching and

5.00

1.50 - 7.00

 

0.2

- 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

attaching elastic

2.0

NO

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feather stitch

 

 

Fagoting, decorative stitching

5.00

0.00 - 7.00

2.5

1.0

- 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fagoting cross stitch

 

 

Fagoting, bridging and

5.00

2.50 - 7.00

2.5

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

decorative stitching

NO

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(3/32 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Couching stitch

 

 

Decorative stitching,

5.00

0.00 - 7.00

1.2

0.2 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

attaching cord and couching

NO

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patchwork double

 

 

Patchwork stitches,

5.00

2.50 - 7.00

2.5

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

overlock stitch

 

 

decorative stitching

NO

 

 

 

(3/16)

(3/32 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smocking stitch

 

 

Smocking, decorative

5.00

0.00 - 7.00

1.6

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

stitching

NO

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick-rackstitch

 

 

Decorative top stitching

4.00

0.00 - 7.00

2.5

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorative stitch

 

 

Decorative stitching and

6.00

1.00 - 7.00

1.0

0.2 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

appliqué

(15/

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

64)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorative stitch

 

 

Decorative stitching

5.50

0.00 - 7.00

1.6

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hemstitching

 

 

Heirloom, decorative hems

5.00

1.50 - 7.00

2.0

1.5 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hemstitching

 

 

Decorative hems and

6.00

1.50 - 7.00

2.0

1.5 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

bridging stitch

(15/

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

64)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single diamond

 

 

Reinforcement and seaming

6.00

1.00 - 7.00

3.0

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

overcast

 

 

stretch fabric

 

 

 

 

(15/

NO

 

 

 

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/8)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

64)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcasting stitch

 

 

Reinforcement of stretch

4.00

0.00 - 7.00

4.0

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

fabric or decorative stitching

NO

 

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch (Right)

 

 

Piecework/patchwork 6.5

5.5

0.0 - 7.0

2.0

0.2 - 5.0

 

 

 

 

 

mm (approx. 1/4 inch) left

NO

 

 

 

 

(7/32)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

seam allowance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch

 

 

Piecework/patchwork

 

 

2.0

0.2 - 5.0

 

 

(Middle)

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEWING THE STITCHES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presser foot

 

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Twin

 

 

 

 

Stitch

Stitch name

 

 

Applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

needle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piecing stitch (Left)

 

 

Piecework/patchwork 6.5

1.5

0.0 - 7.0

2.0

0.2 - 5.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mm (approx. 1/4 inch) left

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/16)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

seam allowance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand-lookquilting

 

 

Quilting stitch made to look

0.0

0.0 - 7.0

2.5

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

like hand quilting stitch

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(0)

(0 - 1/4)

(3/32)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting appliqué

 

 

Zigzag stitch for quilting and

3.5

0.0 - 7.0

1.4

0.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

zigzag stitch

 

 

sewing on appliqué quilt

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8)

(0 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(0 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting appliqué

 

 

Quilting stitch for invisible

1.5

0.5 - 5.0

1.8

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

3

 

 

stitch

 

 

appliqué or attaching binding

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

(1/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilting stippling

 

 

Background quilting

7.0

1.0 - 7.0

1.6

1.0 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/4)

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/16 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Stitches Utility

101

SEWING THE STITCHES

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 left 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.

Memo

Using a straight stitch (middle needle position) makes it easier to sew smoothly (see page 83).

Quilting

Sewing the quilt top, batting, and backing together is called quilting. You can sew the quilt with the walking foot to keep the quilt top, batting, and backing from sliding. The walking foot has a set of feed dogs that move together with the feed dogs in the needle plate during sewing.

For straight line quilting, use the walking foot and the straight stitch needle plate. Always select a straight stitch (middle needle position) when using the straight stitch needle plate.

aSelect,or.

bAttach the walking foot (see page 55).

Note

Thread the needle manually when using the walking foot, or only attach the walking foot after threading the needle using the “Automatic Threading” button.

cPlace one hand on each side of the presser foot to hold the fabric secure while sewing.

Memo

Sew at slow to medium speed.

Do not sew in reverse or use stitches that require side ways or reverse feeding. Always check to be sure that your quilting surface is securely basted before beginning to sew. Specialized machine quilt needles and threads are also available for machine quilting.

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SEWING THE STITCHES

Appliqué

aTrace the pattern onto the appliqué fabric and then cut around it, leaving a 3 to 5 mm (approx. 1/8 to 3/16 inch) seam allowance.

aSeam allowance: 3 to 5 mm (approx. 1/8 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.

a Appliqué

b Needle 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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Stitches Utility

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SEWING THE STITCHES

You can use the appliqué technique to attach appliqué designs like the three pictured below.

a Dresden plate b Stained 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 61).

bSelectand attach presser foot “J”.

cPressin 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 to 0.5 mm (approx. 1/64 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.

a narrower b wider

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SEWING THE STITCHES

Example: Changing the width

hWhen you are finished sewing, set the width control back to “OFF”.

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.

For free motion quilting, use free motion quilting foot “C” or free motion open toe quilting foot “O” depending on the stitch that is selected, and set the machine to free motion sewing mode. 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.

Using Free motion Quilting Foot “C”

Use the free motion quilting foot “C” with straight stitch needle plate for free motion sewing.

Free motion quilting foot “C”

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.

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” on 2/7 of the settings screen. Press

orto 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.

aAttachpage 86)the. straight stitch needle plate (see

a Round hole

Memo

Notice this needle plate has a round hole for the needle.

bSelector.

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105

SEWING THE STITCHES

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-01or1-31is selected, free motion quilting foot “C” is indicated in theupper-leftcorner of the screen.

dRemove55). the presser foot holder (see page

eAttach free motion quilting foot “C” at the front with the presser foot holder screw aligned with the notch in the quilting foot.

aPresser foot holder screw

bNotch

Note

Make sure that the quilting foot is attached properly and not slanted.

fHold 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.

gUse both hands to stretch the fabric taut, and then move the fabric at a consistent pace in order to sew uniform stitches roughly 2.0-2.5mm (approx. 1/16 - 3/32 inch) in length.

a Stitch

106

SEWING THE STITCHES

hPressto cancel the free motion sewing mode.

Rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to raise the feed dogs.

iAfter 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.

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” at the end of this manual.

Free motion open toe quilting foot “O”

Memo

In order to sew with a balanced tension, it may be necessary to adjust the upper thread tension (see page 67). 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.

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Stitches Utility

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SEWING THE STITCHES

bSelect a stitch.

Memo

When stitch Q-01or1-31is selected, free motion quilting foot “C” is indicated in theupper-leftcorner of the screen. When the other stitches are selected, free motion open toe quilting foot “O” is indicated in the screen.

cRemove55). the presser foot holder (see page

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 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 2.0-2.5mm (approx. 1/16 - 3/32 inch) in length.

a Stitch

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.

Echo Quilting Using the Free Motion Echo Quilting Foot “E”

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)

108

SEWING THE STITCHES

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” on 2/7 of the settings screen (see

page 22). Press orto 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 67). Test with a sample piece of quilting fabric.

aSelect.

bPress to set the machine to free motion sewing mode.

cFollow the steps on page 54 “Removing the Presser Foot” to remove the presser foot.

dRemove the presser foot holder (see page 55) and the screw.

ePosition the free motion echo quilting foot “E” on the left side of the presser bar with the holes in the quilting foot and presser bar 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.

The key appears as , the quilting foot is raised to the necessary height, then the feed dogs are lowered for free motion sewing.

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SEWING THE STITCHES

gUsing the measurement on the quilting foot as a guide, sew around the motif.

a 6.4 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)

Finished project

hPressto cancel the free motion sewing mode.

Rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to raise the feed dogs.

110

SEWING THE STITCHES

Blind Hem Stitches

Secure the bottoms of skirts and pants with a blind hem. Two stitches are available for blind hem stitching.

 

 

Presser

 

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

Applications

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

foot

 

needle

 

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blind hem stitch

 

Blind hem stitching on

0.0

 

+3.0 - -3.0

2.0

1.0 - 3.5

 

 

 

 

mediumweight fabrics

 

NO

 

 

 

(0)

 

(+1/8 - -1/8)

(1/16)

(1/16 - 1/8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blind hem stitch

 

Blind hem stitching on stretch

0.0

 

+3.0 - -3.0

2.0

1.0 - 3.5

 

 

stretch

 

fabrics

 

NO

 

 

(0)

 

(+1/8 - -1/8)

(1/16)

(1/16 - 1/8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sew a blind hem according to the following procedure.

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.

a Right side of fabric b Bottom edge of fabric

bFold the fabric along the desired edge of the hem, and press.

*Seen from the side

a Wrong side of fabric b Right side of fabric c Folded edge of hem d Bottom edge of fabric

cUse a chalk to mark on the fabric about 5 mm (3/16 inch) from the edge of the fabric, and then baste it.

*Seen from the side

a Wrong side of fabric b Right side of fabric c Edge of fabric

d Basting stitching e 5 mm (3/16 inch)

dFoldline. back the fabric inside along the basting

*Seen from the side

a Wrong side of fabric b Edge of fabric

c Basting line

d 5 mm (3/16 inch)

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111

SEWING THE STITCHES

eUnfold the edge of fabric, and position the fabric with the wrong side facing up.

*Seen from the side

a Wrong side of fabric b Basting line

c Bottom edge of fabric

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.

a Wrong side of fabric b Fold of hem

c Guide

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.

a Stitch width

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.

112

SEWING THE STITCHES

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.

a Wrong 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.

a Wrong side of fabric b Right side of fabric

lSew with the fold of the hem against the presser foot guide.

mRemovethe fabric.the basting stitching and reverse

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.

a Appliqué b Fabric glue

bSelector.

*Adjust the stitch length and width to correspond to the appliqué shape, size, and quality of material (see page 66).

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.

cAttach presser foot “J”. Check that the needle drops slightly off the edge of the appliqué, then start sewing.

a Appliqué material

a Wrong side of fabric b Right side of fabric

a Needle drop position

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Stitches Utility

113

SEWING THE STITCHES

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.

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.

a Outside corner b Inside 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” at the end of this manual.

bIncrease the upper thread tension for an attractive scallop finish to the shelltuck stitches (see page 67).

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.

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dAttach presser foot “J”. Set the needle drop point slightly off the edge of the fabric, and start sewing.

a Needle drop position

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” at the end of this manual.

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.

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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

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 67 and “Setting the Thread Tension” on page 67).

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).

a Approximately 10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch)

ePull the bobbin threads to obtain the desired amount of gather, and then smooth the gathers by ironing them.

fSelector.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.

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gSew the spaces between the straight seams.

hPull out the straight stitch threads.

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.

a 4.0 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) b Paper

c Basting stitches

bSelector.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.

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 67 and “Setting the Thread Tension” on page 67).

Memo

Be sure that neither automatic reinforcement

nor automatic thread cuttingis selected.

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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

eSelector.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.

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.

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Heirloom

Hemstitching (1) (Daisy Stitch)

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 3-01and3-25.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.

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” at the end of this manual.

cAttach presser foot “N”. With the right side of the fabric facing up, sew one edge of the open area.

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dPress to 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.

a Approx. 4 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) or less b Four threads (pull out)

c Five threads (leave)

bSelect.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.

cSew the decorative stitch in the center of the five threads created above.

Memo

A wing needle can be used for Hemstitching

(3).

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One-stepButtonholes

With one-stepbuttonholes, you can make buttonholes appropriate to the size of your button.

 

 

Presser

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

Applications

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

foot

needle

 

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrow rounded

 

Buttonhole on light to medium

5.0

3.0 - 5.0

0.4

0.2

- 1.0

 

 

buttonhole

 

weight fabrics

NO

 

 

(3/16)

(1/8 - 3/16)

(1/64)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wide round ended

 

Buttonholes with extra space for

5.5

3.5 - 5.5

0.4

0.2

- 1.0

 

 

buttonhole

 

larger buttons

NO

 

 

(7/32)

(1/8 - 7/32)

(1/64)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tapered round

 

Reinforced waist tapered

5.0

3.0 - 5.0

0.4

0.2

- 1.0

 

 

ended buttonhole

 

buttonholes

NO

 

 

(3/16)

(1/8 - 3/16)

(1/64)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round ended

 

Buttonholes with vertical bar

5.0

3.0 - 5.0

0.4

0.2

- 1.0

 

 

buttonhole

 

tack in heavyweight fabrics

NO

 

 

(3/16)

(1/8 - 3/16)

(1/64)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round ended

 

Buttonholes with bar tack

5.0

3.0 - 5.0

0.4

0.2 - 1.0

 

 

buttonhole

 

 

NO

 

 

 

(3/16)

(1/8 - 3/16)

(1/64)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round double ended

 

Buttonholes for fine, medium to

5.0

3.0 - 5.0

0.4

0.2 - 1.0

 

 

buttonhole

 

heavyweight fabrics

NO

 

 

(3/16)

(1/8 - 3/16)

(1/64)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrow squared

 

Buttonholes for light to medium

5.0

3.0 - 5.0

0.4

0.2 - 1.0

 

 

buttonhole

 

weight fabrics

NO

 

 

(3/16)

(1/8 - 3/16)

(1/64)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wide squared

 

Buttonholes with extra space for

5.5

3.5 - 5.5

0.4

0.2 - 1.0

 

 

buttonhole

 

larger decorative buttons

NO

 

 

(7/32)

(1/8 - 7/32)

(1/64)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squared buttonhole

 

Heavy-dutybuttonholes with

5.0

3.0 - 5.0

0.4

0.2 - 1.0

 

 

 

 

vertical bar tacks

NO

 

 

 

(7/32)

(1/8 - 3/16)

(1/64)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stretch buttonhole

 

Buttonholes for stretch or woven

6.0

3.0 - 6.0

1.0

0.5 - 2.0

 

 

 

 

fabrics

(15/

NO

 

 

 

(1/8 - 15/64)

(1/16)

(1/32 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

64)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heirloom buttonhole

 

Buttonholes for heirloom and

6.0

3.0 - 6.0

1.5

1.0 - 3.0

 

 

 

 

stretch fabrics

 

 

 

 

(15/

NO

 

 

 

(1/8 - 15/64)

(1/16)

(1/1 - 1/8)

 

 

 

 

64)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bound buttonhole

 

The first step in making bound

5.0

0.0 - 6.0

2.0

0.2 - 4.0

 

 

 

 

buttonholes

NO

 

 

 

(3/16)

(0 - 15/64)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyhole buttonhole

 

Buttonholes in heavyweight or

7.0

3.0 - 7.0

0.5

0.3 - 1.0

 

 

 

 

thick fabrics for larger flat

NO

 

 

 

(1/4)

(1/8 - 1/4)

(1/32)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

buttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tapered keyhole

 

Buttonholes in medium to heavy

7.0

3.0 - 7.0

0.5

0.3 - 1.0

 

 

buttonhole

 

weight fabrics for larger flat

NO

 

 

(1/4)

(1/8 - 1/4)

(1/32)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

buttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyhole buttonhole

 

Buttonholes with vertical bar

7.0

3.0 - 7.0

0.5

0.3 - 1.0

 

 

 

 

tack for reinforcement in

NO

 

 

 

(1/4)

(1/8 - 1/4)

(1/32)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

heavyweight or thick fabrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One-stepbuttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below.

a Reinforcement stitching

aSelect a buttonhole stitch, and attach buttonhole foot “A”.

bMark the position and length of the buttonhole on the fabric.

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

a Mark on the fabric

b Marks on the presser foot

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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.

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.

a Basting pin b Seam 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.

a Eyelet punch b Basting pin

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SEWING THE STITCHES

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.

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.

a Presser foot scale b Button holder plate

c Completed measurement of diameter + thickness d 5 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).

a 10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch) b 15 mm (approx. 9/16 inch)

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Four-stepButtonholes

You can sew 4-stepbuttonholes using the following 4 stitches together. You can sew any desired length for the buttonhole when using4-stepbuttonholes.4-stepbuttonholes are a good option when attaching oversize buttons.

Note

• When changing the stitch settings, make sure that all stitch settings are changed to match.

 

 

Presser

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

Applications

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

foot

needle

 

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 steps buttonhole 1

 

Left side of 4 steps buttonhole

5.0

1.5 - 7.0

0.4

0.2 - 1.0

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

(7/32)

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/64)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 steps buttonhole 2

 

Bar tack of 4 steps buttonhole

5.0

1.5 - 7.0

0.4

0.2 - 1.0

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

(7/32)

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/64)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 steps buttonhole 3

 

Right side of 4 steps buttonhole

5.0

1.5 - 7.0

0.4

0.2 - 1.0

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

(7/32)

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/64)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 steps buttonhole 4

 

Bar tack of 4 steps buttonhole

5.0

1.5 - 7.0

0.4

0.2 - 1.0

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

(7/32)

(1/16 - 1/4)

(1/64)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four-stepbuttonholes are sewn as shown below.

aMark the position and length of the buttonhole on the fabric.

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Stitches Utility

a Marks on fabric b Finished stitching

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bAttach monogramming foot “N”, and select

stitch to sew the left side of the buttonhole.

cPresssewing.the “Start/Stop” button to start

dSew the desired length for the buttonhole and press the “Start/Stop” button again.

eSelect stitch to sew the bar tack and press the “Start/Stop” button.

The machine will automatically stop after sewing the bar tack.

fSelect stitchto sew the right side of

the buttonhole, and press the “Start/Stop” button to begin sewing.

gSew the right side of the buttonhole and press the “Start/Stop” button again.

* Sew the right side of the buttonhole the same length as the left.

hSelect stitchto sew the bar tack and then press the “Start/Stop” button.

The machine will automatically sew off the bar tack tie and stop when the bar tack is complete.

iRaisefabric.the presser foot and remove the

jRefer to page 123 to open the buttonhole.

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Darning

Use darning stitches for mending and other applications.

 

 

Presser

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

Applications

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

foot

needle

 

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darning

 

Darning medium weight fabric

7.0

2.5 - 7.0

2.0

0.4 - 2.5

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/4)

(3/32 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darning

 

Darning heavyweight fabric

7.0

2.5 - 7.0

2.0

0.4 - 2.5

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/4)

(3/32 - 1/4)

(1/16)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darning is performed by sewing from the front of the presser foot to the back as shown below.

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Stitches Utility

a Reinforcement stitches

aSelect“A”. a stitch, and attach buttonhole foot

bSetdarning.the scale to the desired length of the

a Presser foot scale

b Completed length measurement c Width 7 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) d 5 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.

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.

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Bar Tacks

Use bar tacks to reinforce areas that will be subject to strain, such as pocket corners.

 

 

Presser

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

Applications

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

foot

needle

 

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bar tack

 

Reinforcement at opening of

2.0

1.0 - 3.0

0.4

0.3 - 1.0

 

 

 

 

pocket, etc.

NO

 

 

 

(1/16)

(1/16 - 1/8)

(1/64)

(1/64 - 1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

aSelect.

bAttach buttonhole foot “A” and set the scale to the length of the bar tack you wish to sew.

a Presser foot scale

b Completed length measurement c 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)

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)

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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.

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.

a Presser foot b Thick paper c Fabric

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.

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Button Sewing

Buttons with 2 or 4 holes can be attached, using the machine.

 

 

Presser

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

Applications

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

foot

needle

 

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

Button sewing

 

Attaching buttons

3.5

2.5 - 4.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NO

 

 

 

 

(1/8)

(3/32 - 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

a Button

b Metal 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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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.

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Eyelet

Use this stitch for making belt holes and other similar applications.

 

 

Presser

 

Stitch width

Stitch length

Twin

Stitch

Stitch name

Applications

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

foot

needle

 

 

 

Auto

Manual

Auto

Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eyelet

 

For making eyelets, holes on

7.0

7.0 6.0 5.0

7.0

7.0 6.0 5.0

 

 

 

 

belts, etc.

NO

 

 

 

(1/4)

(1/4 15/64 3/16)

(1/4)

(1/4 15/64 3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star eyelet

 

For making star-shapedeyelets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on holes.

NO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

aSelector.

bUsein either the stitch width

display or the stitch length display to choose the size of the eyelet.

*Actual size

a Large 7 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)

b Medium 6 mm (approx. 15/64 inch) c Small 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)

Note

• Only one size is available for .

cAttach monogramming foot “N”, then rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to check the 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 152.

eUse the eyelet punch to make a hole in the center of the stitching.

a Needle drop position

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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.

bSelectand attach monogramming foot

“N”.

Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.

cSet the needle in the fabric at the sewing start point, and sew seam “1” as shown.

a Start Point

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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.

The fabric feeds forward while stitching backward.

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.

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Memo

For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual.

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 87) and sew to the top of the fabric.

a Basting stitches b Reverse stitches

c End of zipper opening d Wrong side

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cPress the seam allowance open and attach the zipper with a basting stitch in the middle of each side of the zipper tape.

a Basting stitches b Zipper

c Wrong 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.

a Right

b Left

c Needle 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.

eTopstitch 7 to 10 mm (approx. 1/4 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.

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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.

a Reverse stitches

b Wrong side of fabric c Basting stitches

d End 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.

a Zipper pull tab

b Wrong side of fabric c Zipper teeth

d End of zipper opening e 3 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.

a Right

b Left

c Needle 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.

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.

a 50 mm (approx. 2 inches) b 3 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.

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iClose the zipper, turn the fabric over, and sew a basting stitch.

a Front of the skirt (wrong side of fabric) b Basting stitches

c Front of the skirt (right side of fabric) d Back 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.

a Right

b Left

c Needle 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

a Basting stitches

b 7 to 10 mm (approx. 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch) c Reverse stitches

d 50 mm (approx. 2 inches)

Edge Sewing

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.

This function can be used when the edge of the fabric is straight or a gentle curve.

a Straight

b Curved

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Note

Clean stitching cannot be sewn if this function is used when the edge of the fabric has corners as shown below.

When edge sewing using the built-incamera, make sure that the room is evenly lit. If the brightness in the room changes while edge sewing, thebuilt-incamera may not be able to detect the edge of the fabric.

The built-incamera detects the contrast between the fabric and the background. Therefore, observe the following precautions.

If the edge of the fabric is fraying, cut off any excess fabric threads.

If the fabric has a complicated pattern, is sheer or is glossy, such as a vinyl material, the built-incamera may not be able to detect it correctly.

For best results, iron the fold when folding the edge of the fabric for edge sewing.

When “Width Control” on page 1/7 of the settings screen is set to “ON” or when “Needle Position – Stitch Placement” on page 3/7 is set to “ON”, the built-incamera cannot be used with edge sewing. If either of these

parameters are set to “ON”, appears gray and cannot be selected.

Before using the built-incamera for edge sewing, set “Width Control” and “Needle Position – Stitch Placement” in the settings screen to “OFF”.

aSelect a stitch.

* Edge sewing using the built-incamera cannot be

used with patterns where appears in gray when the pattern is selected.

bAttach“V”. the vertical stitch alignment foot

CAUTION

When edge sewing with the built-incamera, be sure to use the vertical stitch alignment foot “V”. In order to maintain a fixed distance from the edge of the fabric, the needle will slightly move to either side, even when sewing with a straight stitch. If a different presser foot is used, it may be hit by the needle, causing the needle to break or resulting in injuries.

cPeel off the transparent sheet of the edge sewing sheet.

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dPlace the edge sewing sheet on top of the needle plate cover.

Align the guides on the edge sewing sheet with the sides of the needle plate cover, and then adjust the position of the edge sewing sheet so that its cutout aligns with the edges of the opening for the feed dogs. Position the edge sewing sheet so that there is no gap between it and the edges of the opening for the feed dogs.

a Edge sewing sheet

b Guides on edge sewing sheet c Sides of needle plate cover

a Edge sewing sheet b Feed dogs

c Between the feed dogs and the edge sewing sheet

Note

If the metal needle plate is visible between the feed dogs and the edge sewing sheet, the fabric may be incorrectly detected by the built-incamera.

Memo

Before using the edge sewing sheet, peel off the transparent sheet. After use, affix the edge sewing sheet to the transparent sheet to prevent it from collecting dust.

aTransparent sheet

Set a fully wound bobbin before starting to use the edge sewing feature and built-incamera. If you need to change the bobbin while edge sewing, remove the edge sewing sheet carefully and place it again after changing the bobbin.

ePress.

Depending on the stitch, the straight stitch with the middle (center) needle position is selected,

regardless of the preset stitch width.

*Regardless of the setting selected in the machine settings screen, the brightness of the light changes to “5”.

Note

After is pressed, the stitch width and stitch length cannot be changed. Change the stitch width and stitch length before pressing.

fWhen the message shown below appears, check that the vertical stitch alignment foot

“V” is attached and that the edge sewing sheet is positioned, and then press .

Then the edge sewing window appears.

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Note

Before pressing , install the vertical stitch alignment foot “V” and position the edge sewing sheet; otherwise, thebuilt-incamera cannot detect the fabric.

If is pressed before the edge sewing sheet is positioned, the message shown in stepf appears again.

After pressing , do not place your hands or any other object near the needle plate until the message “Recognizing...” disappears.

gPlace the fabric under the presser foot.

hMove the fabric to the desired position for edge sewing. Position the fabric so that its edge is as straight as possible.

a Fabric

Note

When pinning the fabric, insert the pins as shown below. If the head of the pin extends off the edge of the fabric, the fabric may not be correctly detected.

iCheck that the built-incamera is correctly detecting the fabric.

* Press to change the colors of the fabric edge indicator line and starting point according to the color of the fabric. Each press of this key changes the color of the fabric edge indicator line to red (with a blue starting point), blue (with a black starting point) or black (with a red starting point).

b

a

aKey for changing the color of the fabric edge indicator line

b Fabric edge indicator line

When the Built-InCamera Can Detect the Edge of the Fabric

The fabric edge indicator line appears correctly following the edge of the fabric.

a

a Basting pin

a Fabric edge indicator line

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When the Fabric Edge Indicator Line Does Not

Appear

The built-incamera cannot detect the edge of the fabric.

Press , and then perform the procedure again

starting with step a.

When the Fabric Edge Indicator Line Is Not Aligned With the Edge of the Fabric

The fabric edge indicator line that appears is not aligned with the edge of the fabric. The fabric at the beginning of sewing is not straight.

Try to straighten the edge of the fabric at the beginning of sewing (so it is parallel with the edge of the presser foot).

Note

If a straight part of fabric edge indicator line (shown below) does not follow the edge of the fabric, edge sewing cannot be sewn correctly.

a

b

a Straight part b Fabric

jWhile checking the screen for the distance from the fabric edge to the edge sewing position, move the fabric to the desired position.

* The starting point of the fabric edge indicator line shows the position for the start of sewing. The actual position for the start of sewing is directly below the needle and parallel to the starting point.

a

a Distance from edge of fabric

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Example: When a straight stitch is selected (example:)

a Middle needle position b Stitching

c Edge of fabric

d Width of edge sewing

Note

Distances between 1.5 mm (about 1/16 inch) and 38.5 mm (about 1-1/2inches) can be measured. The distance is displayed in the screen in 0.5 mm (about 1/64 inch) increments.

The distance is displayed in millimeters. However, depending on the measurement setting, it can also be displayed in inches.

If “-_-mm” appears as the distance and no inch measurement is displayed, thebuilt-incamera is not able to detect the edge of the fabric.

When a straight stitch is selected, use the scale on the edge sewing sheet as a guide for positioning the fabric for edge sewing.

kLower the presser foot.

The distance from the edge of the fabric to the seam is set.

Memo

If the knee lifter is used to lower the presser foot, the fabric can be held in place with both hands so the fabric does not move when the presser foot is lowered.<