Brother 885-S25-S27 User Manual

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1 KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE

2 STRAIGHT AND ZIGZAG STITCHING

3 BUILT-INSTITCHES

4 SEWING BUTTONHOLES AND BUTTONS

5 USING ATTACHMENTS AND APPLICATIONS

6 APPENDIX

Operation Manual

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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

DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock:

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

2.Always unplug the machine before you change the light bulb. Replace the bulb with same type rated 15 watts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

6.Do not use outdoors.

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

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

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

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

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

12.Do not use bent needles.

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

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

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

16.This sewing machine is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. (For Australia and New Zealand only)

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

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

This machine is intended for household use.

FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA AND CYPRUS ONLY

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

IMPORTANT

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

NOTE: The plug severed from the main leads must be destroyed as a plug with bared flexible cords is hazardous if engaged in a live socket outlet. In the event of replacing the plug fuse, use a fuse approved by ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying themark, rating as marked on plug.

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

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

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

Blue Neutral

Brown Live

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

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

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

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UNPACKING/REPACKING INSTRUCTIONS

Keep the carton and packing materials. You may have to take or send the machine to be repaired. If you do not pack it properly, or do not use the right packing material, the machine could be damaged.

Please follow the diagram below to unpack and repack the machine.

IMPORTANT

This packing material is designed to prevent damage. Save this packing material if you need to take or send this machine to be repaired.

PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOU USE THE MACHINE.

To use the machine safely

1.Make sure you watch the needle carefully while you are sewing. Do not touch the handwheel, thread take-uplever, needle, or other moving parts.

2.Turn off the main power and unplug the cord in the following circumstances:

When you have stopped using the machine

When you are replacing or removing the needle or any other part

If there is a power failure while you are using the machine

If you are checking or cleaning the machine

Leaving the machine unattended

3.Do not store anything on the foot controller.

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

To give your machine a longer life

1.Do not store this machine in direct sunlight or in high humidity conditions. Do not use or store the machine near a heater, iron, halogen lamp or other hot objects.

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

3.Do not drop or hit the machine.

4.Always consult this manual before you replace or fit presser feet, the needle, or any other parts to make sure you fit them correctly.

To repair or adjust the machine

If the machine breaks down or needs adjustment, first follow the troubleshooting table in the Appendix to inspect and adjust the machine yourself. If the problem is still there, consult your local authorized dealer.

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

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

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CONTENTS

 

1. KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ..........................................................

5

THE MAIN PARTS ...............................................................................................................

5

ACCESSORIES .....................................................................................................................

6

Optional Accessories ........................................................................................................................................

6

USING YOUR SEWING MACHINE .....................................................................................

7

Connecting Plugs ..............................................................................................................................................

7

Main Power and Sewing Light Switch ...............................................................................................................

8

Foot Controller ..................................................................................................................................................

8

Checking the Needle .........................................................................................................................................

8

Replacing the Needle ........................................................................................................................................

8

Changing the Presser Foot .................................................................................................................................

9

Flat Bed Attachment ........................................................................................................................................

10

Using a Free-armStyle ....................................................................................................................................

10

THE CONTROLS ...............................................................................................................

11

Pattern Selection Dial ......................................................................................................................................

11

Patterns and Stitch Names ...............................................................................................................................

12

Stitch Length Dial ............................................................................................................................................

14

Stretch Stitching ..............................................................................................................................................

15

Stitch Width Dial ............................................................................................................................................

15

Reverse Sewing Lever ......................................................................................................................................

15

THREADING THE MACHINE ............................................................................................

16

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

16

Lower Threading .............................................................................................................................................

18

Lower Threading (for models equipped with a quick-setbobbin) ....................................................................

19

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

21

Using the Needle Threader (for models equipped with a needle threader) .......................................................

22

Drawing up the Lower Thread .........................................................................................................................

24

Sewing with a Twin Needle ............................................................................................................................

24

Thread Tension ...............................................................................................................................................

25

FABRIC, THREAD, AND NEEDLE COMBINATIONS .........................................................

26

2. STRAIGHT AND ZIGZAG STITCHING .........................................................

27

Please Read Before Sewing .............................................................................................................................

27

Straight Stitching .............................................................................................................................................

27

Zigzag Stitching ..............................................................................................................................................

28

3. BUILT-INSTITCHES ......................................................................................

29

Blind Hem Stitching ........................................................................................................................................

29

Shell Tuck Stitching .........................................................................................................................................

29

Elastic Stitching ...............................................................................................................................................

30

Double Action Stitching ..................................................................................................................................

31

Patchworking ..................................................................................................................................................

31

Overedge Stitching ..........................................................................................................................................

31

Feather Stitching .............................................................................................................................................

32

Triple Zigzag Stretch Stitching .........................................................................................................................

32

Decorative Stitching ........................................................................................................................................

33

4. SEWING BUTTONHOLES AND BUTTONS ..................................................

34

Making a Buttonhole .......................................................................................................................................

34

Adjusting Buttonholes .....................................................................................................................................

35

Sewing Buttons ...............................................................................................................................................

36

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5. USING ATTACHMENTS AND APPLICATIONS .............................................

37

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

37

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

38

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

38

Appliqués ........................................................................................................................................................

39

Monogramming and Embroidering .................................................................................................................

39

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES ................................................................................................

41

Using the Walking Foot ...................................................................................................................................

41

Using the Quilting Foot ...................................................................................................................................

42

Using the 1/4-inchQuilting Foot .....................................................................................................................

43

6. APPENDIX .....................................................................................................

44

MAINTENANCE ................................................................................................................

44

Changing the Light Bulb ..................................................................................................................................

44

Cleaning .........................................................................................................................................................

44

Troubleshooting ..............................................................................................................................................

46

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

49

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1 KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE

THE MAIN PARTS

1

3

7

6

2

 

5 1

 

 

 

4

8

9

0

C

AB

1 Bobbin winder (Page 16)

This winds the thread onto the bobbin for use as the lower thread.

2 Spool pin (Page 16, 21)

This holds the spool of thread.

3Thread guide (Page 16, 21)

This is used when winding the thread onto the bobbin and then threading the machine.

4 Threadtake-uplever (Page 21)

5Hole for extra spool pin (Page 25)

This holds a second spool of thread for sewing with the twin needle.

6Stitch width dial (Page 15)

This controls the stitch width.

7Upper tension-controldial (Page 25)

This controls the tension of the upper thread.

8Thread cutter (Page 28)

Pass the threads through the thread cutter to cut them.

9Needle threader (Page 22)

(This is only available on certain models.)

0Quick-setbobbin (Page 19)

(This is only available on certain models.)

AFlat bed attachment with accessory compartment (Page 10)

B Presser foot (Page 9)

CReverse sewing lever (Page 15)

You can push this to stitch in the reverse direction.

G

F

E

D

H

J

 

 

I

K

DPattern selection dial (Page 11)

You can turn this in either direction to choose the stitch you want.

EStitch length dial (Page 14)

This controls the stitch length.

F Buttonholefine-adjustmentscrew (Page 35)

GHandwheel

Used to manually raise and lower the needle.

HMain power and sewing light switch (Page 8)

You can turn the main power and sewing light switch on and off.

IFoot controller jack / socket (Page 7)

Plug in the foot controller plug and connect the machine to the power supply.

JPresser foot lever (Page 21)

Used to raise and lower the presser foot.

KFoot controller (Page 8)

You can use this to control the sewing speed, and to start and stop sewing.

Parts Code for Zigzag Presser Foot: XC4901-051

Foot Controller: Model KD-1902

Parts Code: XC7359-021(110/120V Area)

XC7438-221(220/240V Area)

XC7456-221(U.K.)

XC7455-021(Australia, New Zealand)

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ACCESSORIES

The following accessories are stored in the flat bed attachment. We have designed these accessories to help you be able to carry out most sewing tasks.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

No.

Part Name

Part Code

No.

Part Name

 

Part Code

USA

Others

USA

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

1

Zipper foot (1 pc.)

X59370-021

5

Buttonhole Foot (1 pc.)

X59369-321

2

Bobbin (3 pcs.)

SA156

SFB:

6

Button Sewing Foot (1 pc.)

X59375-121

7

Extra Spool Pin (1 pc.)

130920-021

 

 

 

XA5539-151

3

Needle Pack (Regular Single

129583-021

8

Screwdriver (1 pc.)

X55467-021

Needle HAX130 (3 pcs.))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Twin Needle (1 pc.)

X57521-021

9

Darning Plate (1pc.)

XC6063-021

Note

● The included accessories vary depending on the machine model.

Optional Accessories

1.

2.

3.

No.

Part Name

Part Code

U.S.A.

Others

 

 

1

Walking Foot

SA107

F034N:

XC2165-002

2

Quilting Foot

SA129

F005N:

XC1948-002

3

1/4-inchQuilting Foot

SA125

F001N:

 

 

 

XC1944-002

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USING YOUR SEWING MACHINE

WARNING

1

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

Turn off the main power 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

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 off the main power 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 and 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.

Connecting Plugs

1Connect the foot controller plug to the machine.

2Connectoutlet. the power supply plug to a wall

Note

When leaving the machine unattended, the main switch of the machine should be switched off or the plug must be removed from the wall outlet.

When servicing the machine, or when removing covers or changing bulbs, 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 electric 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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Main Power and Sewing

Light Switch

This switch turns the main power and sewing light on or off.

1

2

1 Turn on (toward the ‘I’ mark)

2 Turn off (toward the ‘O’ mark)

Foot Controller

When you press the foot controller down lightly, the machine will run at a low speed. When you press harder, the machine’s speed will increase. When you take your foot off the foot controller, the machine will stop. You should make sure that nothing is placed on the foot controller when the machine is not in use.

1

1 Foot controller

CAUTION

Do not allow pieces of cloth and dust to build up on the foot controller. Doing so could cause a fire or an electric shock.

Note

(For U.S.A. only)

Foot Controller: Model KD-1902

This foot controller can be used for Model XL-3500,XL-2600,XL-3510,XL-2610,XL-3520,XL-2620.

Checking the Needle

The sewing needle must always be straight and sharp for smooth sewing.

Checking the Needle Correctly

Put the flat side of the needle on a flat surface. Check the needle from the top and the sides. Dispose of any bent needles safely.

1 2

1 Parallel space

2 Level surface (bobbin cover, glass, etc.)

Replacing the Needle

CAUTION

Turn the main power switch off before you change the needle. If you leave the main power on and step on the foot controller, the machine will start and you may be injured.

Only use sewing machine needles for home use. Other needles may bend or break and cause injury.

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

1Remove the power supply plug from the outlet.

2Raise the needle to its highest position by turning the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) so that the mark on the handwheel points directly up.

3Lower the presser foot lever.

1

1 Presser foot lever

8

4Hold the needle with your left hand, and then use a screwdriver to turn the needle clamp screw counterclockwise to remove the needle.

1

2

1 Screwdriver

2 Needle clamp screw

Do not use excessive force when loosening or tightening the needle clamp screw, otherwise certain parts of the sewing machine may be damaged.

5With the flat side of the needle toward the back of the machine, insert the needle until it touches the needle stopper. Next, tighten the needle clamp using the screwdriver.

1

2 3

1 Screwdriver

2 Needle Stopper

3 Needle

Put the twin needle in the same way.

CAUTION

Make sure you insert the needle until it

1

touches the stopper, and securely tighten

the needle clamp screw with a

 

screwdriver. If the needle is not fully

 

inserted, or if the needle clamp screw is

 

loose, the needle may break or the

 

machine may be damaged.

 

Changing the Presser Foot

CAUTION

Always turn off the power before you change the presser foot. If you leave the power on and step on the controller, the machine will start and you may be injured.

Always use the correct presser foot for the stitch pattern you have chosen. If you use the wrong presser foot, the needle may strike the presser foot and bend or break, and may cause injury.

Only use presser feet that have been designed to be used with this machine. Using any other presser foot may cause accident or injury.

You will have to change the presser foot depending on what you want to sew and how.

Snap-onType

1Raise the needle to its highest position by turning the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise), and then raise the presser foot lever.

2Release the foot by raising the lever at the back of the holder.

1

1 Presser Foot

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3Put a different presser foot on the needle plate so that the bar on the presser foot is in line with the slot on the shank.

4Lower the presser foot lever and fix the presser foot onto the shank. If the presser foot is in the correct place, the bar should snap in.

1

1Shank

Presser Foot Installation Orientation

CAUTION

If the presser foot is not installed with the correct orientation, the needle may strike the presser foot, which may bend or break the needle and cause injury.

Flat Bed Attachment

The accessories are stored in a compartment inside the flat bed attachment.

1Slideopen theit. flat bed attachment to the left to

1

2

1 Flat bed attachment

2 Storage compartment

Note

Put the accessories inside a bag, and then store the bag inside the compartment. If the accessories are not in a bag, they may fall out and be lost or damaged.

Using a Free-armStyle

Free-armsewing is convenient for sewing tubular andhard-to-reachareas. To change your machine to thefree-armstyle, lift out the flat bed attachment.

1Slide the flat bed attachment to the left to release it.

1

1 Flat bed attachment

10

THE CONTROLS

Pattern Selection Dial

CAUTION

When you use the pattern selection dial to choose a pattern, turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to set the needle in the highest position. If the needle is in the down position when you turn the pattern selection dial, the needle, presser foot or fabric may be damaged.

35 Stitches (only available on certain models)

To choose a stitch, simply turn the pattern selection

1

 

dial in either direction. The next section shows

 

recommended stitch lengths and widths.

 

2

1

1 Pattern selection dial

2 Chosen pattern number

25 Stitches

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Patterns and Stitch Names

 

 

Pattern

 

Recommended

Recommended

Instruction

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stitch Name

Width

Length

35 Stitches

25 Stitches

Manual Page

 

(mm (inch))

(mm (inch))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-STEPAUTOMATIC

3-5

F- 1.5

34

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUTTONHOLE

(1/8 – 3/16)

(1/64-1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-5(0-3/16)

1-4

27, 37, 38, 41,

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRAIGHT STITCH

(Changes needle

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/16-3/16)

42, 43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

position)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZIGZAG STITCH

0-5

F-4

28, 36, 39, 41

 

 

 

 

 

 

(0-3/16)

(1/64-3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLIND HEM STITCH

3-5

F-2

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

(1/64-1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHELL TUCK STITCH

3-5

F-3

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

(1/64-1/8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELASTIC STITCH

3-5

F-2.5

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

(1/64-3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRETCH BLIND HEM

3-5

F-1.5

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

STITCH

(1/8-3/16)

(1/64-1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRETCH BLIND HEM

3-5

F-1.5

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

STITCH

(1/8-3/16)

(1/64-1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELASTIC SHELL TUCK

3-5

F-3

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

STITCH

(1/8-3/16)

(1/64-1/8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOUBLE ACTION STITCH

3-5

F-3

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

(1/64-1/8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRIDGING STITCH

3-5

F-3

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

(1/64-1/8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAMPART STITCH

3-5

F-3

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

(1/64-1/8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRIANGLE STITCH

3-5

F- 1.5

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

(1/64-1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-5(0-3/16)

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRIPLE STRETCH STITCH

(Changes needle

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

position)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRIPLE ZIGZAG STRETCH

3-5

2.5 (3/32)*

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

STITCH

(1/8-3/16)

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRETCH OVERLOCK

3-5

2.5 (3/32)

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STITCH

(1/8-3/16)

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* The stitch can also be sewn when the stitch length dial is set to .

12

Pattern

 

Recommended

Recommended

Instruction

 

 

 

 

 

Stitch Name

Width

Length

 

35 Stitches

25 Stitches

Manual Page

 

 

(mm (inch))

(mm (inch))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed

 

1

 

 

 

 

ELASTIC OVERLOCK

3-5

2.5 (3/32)

31

 

 

 

 

STITCH

(1/8-3/16)

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATHER STITCH

3-5

2.5 (3/32)

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARROWHEAD STITCH

3-5

2.5 (3/32)

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARROWHEAD STITCH

3-5

2.5 (3/32)

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECORATIVE STITCH

3-5

2.5 (3/32)

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAF STITCH

3-5

2.5 (3/32)

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

TREE STITCH

3-5

2.5 (3/32)

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEGS STITCH

3-5

2.5 (3/32)

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECORATIVE STITCH

3-5

2.5 (3/32)

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRETCH OVERLOCK

3-5

Fixed

33

 

 

 

 

 

STITCH

(1/8-13/64)

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRETCH OVERLOCK

3-5

Fixed

33

 

 

 

 

 

STITCH

(1/8-13/64)

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMOCKING STITCH

3-5

Fixed

31

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-13/64)

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ———————————————————————————————————————

 

 

Pattern

 

Recommended

Recommended

Instruction

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stitch Name

Width

Length

35 Stitches

25 Stitches

Manual Page

 

(mm (inch))

(mm (inch))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMB STITCH

3-5

Fixed

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMB STITCH

3-5

Fixed

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECORATIVE STITCH

3-5

Fixed

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAGOTING STITCH

3-5

Fixed

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-13/64)

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECORATIVE STITCH

3-5

Fixed

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECORATIVE HEM STITCH

3-5

Fixed

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECORATIVE STITCH

3-5

Fixed

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/8-3/16)

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stitch Length Dial

Depending on the selected stitch, you may need to adjust the stitch length for best results.

The numbers marked on the stitch length dial represent the stitch length in millimeters (mm) (1/25 inch).

THE HIGHER THE NUMBER, THE LONGER THE STITCH. With the “0” setting, material is not fed. This is used when sewing a button.

The “F” range is for making a satin stitch (close zigzag stitch), which is used for making buttonholes and decorative stitches. The position needed for making the satin stitch varies according to the material and thread being used. To determine the exact dial position, first test the stitch and length settings on a scrap piece of fabric to observe the feeding of the material.

2 3

1

1

 

CAUTION

If the stitches are 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.

1 Stitch length dial

2 Shorter

3 Longer

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Stretch Stitching

35 Stitches

Selecting a Stretch Stitch

Setting the stitch length dial to “” or “” changes the selected pattern to a stretch stitch.

25 Stitches

Selecting a Stretch Stitch

Setting the stitch length dial to “” changes the selected pattern to a stretch stitch.

Stitch Width Dial

The numbers marked on the dial represent the stitch width. THE HIGHER THE NUMBER, THE WIDER THE STITCH.

1

1 Stitch width dial

Note

When the Straight or Triple Stretch Stitch is selected, the needle position can be changed from left to right by adjusting the stitch width dial.

.

Reverse Sewing Lever

You can use reverse sewing for back tacking and reinforcing seams.

1

To sew in reverse, push the reverse sewing lever in as far as possible and hold it in that position while you lightly push the foot controller. To sew forward, release the reverse sewing lever. The machine will then sew forward.

1

1 Reverse sewing lever

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KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ———————————————————————————————————————

THREADING THE MACHINE

Winding the Bobbin

CAUTION

Only use bobbins (part code: SA156, SFB (XA5539-151))that have been designed for this sewing machine. Using other bobbins may cause damage to the machine.

We designed the bobbin that comes with this machine. If you use bobbins from other models, the machine will not work properly. Only use the bobbin that comes with this machine or bobbins of the same type (part code: SA156, SFB (XA5539-151)).

Actual size

11.5 mm (7/16 inch)

This model

Other models

1

2

1Pre-tensiondisk

2Bobbin winder shaft

1Put the spool of thread on the spool pin and pass the thread around thepre-tensiondisk.

CAUTION

If the spool of thread is not in the right place, the thread may tangle on the spool pin.

2Pass the end of the thread through the hole on the bobbin from the inside of the bobbin.

3Put the bobbin onto the bobbin winder shaft and slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right. Turn the bobbin clockwise, by hand, until the spring on the shaft slides into the groove of the bobbin.

2

1

1 Spring on the shaft

2 Groove of the bobbin

16

4While holding the end of the thread, gently press the foot controller to wind the thread around the bobbin a few times. Then stop the machine.

5Trim the excess thread above the bobbin.

6Press the foot controller to start.

7When the bobbin seems full and begins spinning slowly, take your foot off the foot controller.

8Cut the thread, slide the bobbin winder shaft to the left and remove the bobbin.

Note

The needle bar does not move when you slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right.

Immediately after winding the bobbin, it is normal to hear the sound of the clutch engaging when beginning to sew or turning the handwheel.

CAUTION

Make sure you follow the instructions

 

carefully. If you do not cut the excess

1

thread completely before winding the

bobbin, when the thread runs low it may

 

tangle around the bobbin and cause the

 

needle to break.

 

CAUTION

Not winding the bobbin properly may cause the thread tension to loosen, and may break the needle.

12

1 Wound evenly

2 Wound poorly

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KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ———————————————————————————————————————

Lower Threading

For more details on using the quick-setbobbin, see page 19.

CAUTION

Not winding the bobbin properly may cause the thread tension to loosen, and may break the needle.

12

1 Wound evenly

2Wound poorly

The bobbin was designed specifically for this sewing machine. If bobbins from other models are used, the machine will not operate correctly. Use only the enclosed bobbin or bobbins of the same type

(part code: SA156, SFB (XA5539-151)).

Actual size

11.5 mm (7/16 inch)

This model

Other models

CAUTION

Make sure you turn the power off while threading the machine. If you accidentally step on the foot controller and the machine starts to sew, you could be injured.

1Raise the needle to its highest position by turning the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) and raise the presser foot lever.

2Slide the button and open the cover.

1 2

1 Cover

2 Slide button

3Put the bobbin in so the thread comes out in the direction shown by the arrow.

Only use bobbins that were designed to be used with this machine.

CAUTION

Make sure you set the bobbin so the thread unrolls in the right direction. If the thread unrolls in the wrong direction, it may cause the thread tension to be incorrect or break the needle.

Make sure that the thread is correctly inserted through the tension-adjustingspring of the bobbin case. If it is not inserted, reinsert the thread.

1

1 Tension-adjustingspring

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4Hold the end of the thread, push the bobbin down with your finger, and then pass the thread through the slit, as shown.

5Reattach the bobbin cover. Put the left tab in place (see arrow1), and then press lightly on the right side (see arrow2) until the cover clicks into place.

2

1

Replace the cover so that the end of the thread comes out from the left side of the cover (as shown by the line in the illustration).

Lower Threading (for models equipped with a quick-setbobbin)

This feature is only available on certain models.

CAUTION

1

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

12

1 Wound evenly

2Wound poorly

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

Actual size

11.5 mm (7/16 inch)

This model

Other models

CAUTION

Be sure to turn off the power. If you accidentally step on the foot controller and the machine begins to operate, injury could result.

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KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ———————————————————————————————————————

1Follow steps 1 and2 from “Lower Threading”.

2Put the bobbin in, feed the end of the thread through the slit, and then pull the thread to cut it.

Only use bobbins that were designed to be used with this machine.

CAUTION

Make sure you set the bobbin so the thread unrolls in the right direction. If the thread unrolls in the wrong direction, it may cause the thread tension to be incorrect or break the needle.

1

1 Cutter

Make sure that the thread is correctly inserted through the tension-adjustingspring of the bobbin case. If it is not inserted, reinsert the thread.

3Reattach the bobbin cover. Put the left tab in place (see arrow1), and then press lightly on the right side (see arrow2) until the cover clicks into place.

2

1

You can begin sewing immediately without drawing up the bobbin thread. If you want to draw up the bobbin thread before you start to sew, follow the procedure in “Drawing up the Lower Thread” (page 24).

1

1 Tension-adjustingspring

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Upper Threading

1

1 Spool pin

2 Thread guide (back)

3 Thread guide (front)

4 Thread take-uplever

5 Mark on the handwheel

CAUTION

Make sure you thread the machine properly. Otherwise, the thread could tangle and break the needle.

1IMPORTANT:

Raise the presser foot using the presser foot lever.

1

1 Presser foot lever

2Raise the needle to its highest position by turning the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) so that the mark on the handwheel points directly up.

If the needle is not correctly raised, the sewing machine can not be threaded. Be sure to turn the handwheel so that the mark on the wheel points up before threading the sewing machine.

3Pullon thisuppin.the spool pin and put a spool of thread

CAUTION

If the spool of thread is in the wrong place, or is set incorrectly, the thread may tangle on the spool pin and cause the needle to break.

4Feed the upper thread as shown in the illustration above. Pass the thread through both thread guides: the back one first, and then the front one.

5Make sure you guide the thread through the threadtake-uplever from right to left.

1

1

1 Thread take-uplever

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KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ———————————————————————————————————————

6Putneedle.the thread behind the guide above the

The thread can easily be passed behind the needle bar thread guide by holding the thread in your left hand, then feeding the thread with your right hand.

1 Needle bar thread guide

7IMPORTANT:

Thread the needle from front to back leaving a thread tail of about 5 cm (2 inch).

If your sewing machine is equipped with a needle threader, use the needle threader to thread the needle (see next section).

1

1 5 cm (2 inch)

Note

If the thread take-uplever is lowered, the upper thread can not be wrapped around the threadtake-uplever. Make sure you raise the presser foot lever and the threadtake-uplever before you feed the upper thread.

If you incorrectly feed the thread you may cause sewing problems.

Using the Needle Threader (for models equipped with a needle threader)

This feature is only available on certain models.

1Turnlever.the power off and lower the presser foot

2Raise the needle to its highest position by turning the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) so that the mark on the handwheel points directly up.

1 Needle holder

2 Needle threader lever

Note

When you use the needle threader, make sure the needle holder is in the highest position, otherwise the hook may be damaged.

3While lowering the needle threader lever, hook the thread onto the guide.

1

2

3

1 Needle holder

2 Needle threader lever

3 Guide

22

4Pull down the needle threader lever as much as possible, and then turn the lever toward the back of the machine (away from you). Make sure that the hook passes through the eye of the needle and grabs the thread.

1

2

1

 

1 Hook

2 Thread

Hold the thread in front of the needle to make sure that the hook grabs it.

5While lightly holding the thread, turn the needle threader lever toward the front of the machine (toward you). The hook will pull the thread through the needle.

6Raise the needle threader lever and pull out about 5 cm (2 inch) of thread through the needle toward the back of the sewing machine.

1

CAUTION

The needle threader can only be used with home sewing machine needles size 75/11-100/16.Check the table on page 26 for the appropriate needle and thread combinations. If you are using transparent nylonmono-filamentthread, you can only use needles in the range of90/14-100/16.

You can not use the needle threader if you are using decorative threads or special needles, such as the twin needle and wing needle.

When using these needles or threads you will need to thread the needle by hand. Make sure the main power switch is off when threading.

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KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ———————————————————————————————————————

Drawing up the Lower Thread

1While lightly holding the end of the upper thread, slowly turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) by hand to lower and then raise the needle.

2Pullthread.on the upper thread to draw up the lower

3Pull out about 10 cm (4 inch) of both threads and put them toward the back of the machine under the presser foot.

1

2

1 Upper thread

2 Lower thread

Quick-setBobbin Threading

This is only available on certain models.

You can begin sewing immediately without drawing up the bobbin thread. When sewing gathers or darts, you can draw up the lower thread by hand so that some thread will be left over. Before you draw up the lower thread, put the bobbin back in.

1Pass the thread along the slit in the direction of the arrow, and leave it there without cutting it.

• The bobbin cover should still be removed.

2Draw up the lower thread as described in the previous steps1 to3.

3Replace the bobbin cover.

Sewing with a Twin Needle

We have designed your machine so you can sew with this needle and two top threads. You can use the same color or two different colors of thread for making decorative stitches.

CAUTION

Use only twin needles that have been made for this machine (part code: X57521-021).Other needles could break and damage the machine.

When using the twin needle, make sure the stitch width is not set above 3 since this may cause the needle to hit the needle plate and break.

Make sure that the needle does not strike the presser foot.

Do not sew with bent needles. The needle could break and injure you.

When using the twin needle, make sure you use the zigzag presser foot only.

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Attaching the Twin Needle

Attach the twin needle in the same way as a single needle (see page 8). The flat side of the needle should face toward the back and the rounded side should face toward you.

Attaching the Extra Spool Pin

Put the extra spool pin in the hole on the top of the machine. Put the second spool of thread onto the extra spool pin.

Twin Needle Threading

You should thread each needle separately.

1Thread the left needle.

Follow the same instructions for threading a single needle (see page 21).

2Thread the right needle.

Thread the right needle in the same way that you threaded the left needle using the thread from the spool on the extra spool pin, but do not pass the thread through the guide above the needle before you pass it through the eye of the right needle.

2

1

1 Left needle thread passes through the needle bar thread guide

2Right needle thread passes in front of the needle bar thread guide

3 Needle bar thread guide

Note

Models Equipped with a Needle Threader

You can not use the needle threader to thread the twin needle. Instead, thread the twin needle by hand, from front to back. Using the needle threader may damage the machine.

Thread Tension

The tension of the thread will affect the quality of your stitches. You may need to adjust it when you

change fabric or thread.

1

 

Memo

We recommend that you do a test sample on scrap of a fabric before you start to sew.

Correct Tension

Correct tension is important as too much or too little tension will weaken your seams or cause puckers on your fabric.

2

1

3

4

1 Surface of fabric

2 Back of fabric

3 Upper thread

4 Lower thread

5 Loops appear on surface of fabric

6Loops appear on back of fabric

Upper Tension is too Tight

Loops will appear on the surface of the fabric.

2

1

5

4

3

 

 

 

3 5

4

Solution

Reduce the tension by turning the upper tension control dial to a lower number.

Upper Tension is too Loose

Loops appear on the back of the fabric.

6

2

1

5

4

3

 

 

 

3

4

Solution

Increase the tension by turning the upper tension control dial to a higher number.

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FABRIC, THREAD, AND NEEDLE COMBINATIONS

Fabric Type

Thread

 

Size of Needle

Type

 

Size

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcloth

Cotton

 

6080

 

Medium

Taffeta

Thread synthetic

 

 

weight

mercerized

 

 

75/11–90/14

 

 

 

fabrics

 

 

 

 

 

Flannel,

Silk or silk

 

5080

 

 

 

 

 

Gabardine

finished

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawn, Batiste

Cotton

 

6080

 

Lightweight

Georgette

Thread synthetic

 

65/9–75/11

fabrics

mercerized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challis, Satin

Silk

 

5080

 

 

Denim

Cotton

 

3050

 

Heavyweight

Corduroy

Thread synthetic

 

 

90/14–100/16

fabrics

mercerized

 

50

 

 

 

 

Tweed

Silk

 

 

 

Stretch

Jersey

 

 

5060

Ball point needle

fabrics

Tricot

Thread for knits

 

(golden colored)

 

 

 

75/11–90/14

 

 

Thread synthetic

 

 

 

For top stitching

mercerized

 

30

90/14–100/16

 

 

Silk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memo

For clear nylon thread, always use needle 90/14 - 100/16.

You can also use the same thread for the bobbin thread and upper threading.

CAUTION

Make sure you follow the needle, thread, and fabric combinations listed in the table. Using the wrong combination, such as heavyweight fabric like denim with a small needle

(65/9-75/11),may bend or break the needle. The wrong combination may also cause the seam to be uneven, the fabric to pucker, or the machine to skip stitches.

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2

STRAIGHT AND ZIGZAG STITCHING

 

Please Read Before Sewing

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

To avoid being injured, watch the needle carefully while you are using the machine. Keep

2

 

your hands away from moving parts.

Do not stretch or pull the fabric during sewing, otherwise the needle may be damaged and

 

you may be injured.

 

Do not use bent or broken needles, otherwise you may be injured.

 

Take care that the needle does not hit basting pins or other objects during sewing. The needle

 

 

may break and you may be injured.

 

Always use the correct presser foot. If you use the wrong presser foot, the needle may hit the

 

 

presser foot and bend or break and you may be injured.

 

When you turn the handwheel by hand, always turn it toward you (counterclockwise).

 

 

Turning it the other way may cause the thread to tangle and damage the needle or fabric, and

 

 

you may be injured.

 

 

 

 

 

Straight Stitching

 

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

Stitch Name

Pattern

Length

Width

 

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Straight Stitch

 

 

1-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1/64-3/16)

5-0*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed

 

 

 

(3/16-0)

Triple Stretch

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stitch

 

 

Fixed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

*Turn the stitch width dial to adjust the needle position. Setting the dial to 5 selects the left needle position; setting the dial to 0 selects the right needle position.

Starting Sewing

1Turn the pattern selection dial to choose the stitch number you want. You also need to set the pattern selection dial to the Straight Stitch or Triple Stretch Stitch.

2Raise the needle to its highest position and lift the presser foot lever.

3Pullpresserthefoot.upper thread though the toes of the

4Put the fabric under the presser foot and position the needle 1 cm (3/8 inch) from the edge of the fabric.

5Lower the presser foot.

6To back tack, push down the reverse sewing lever as far as possible, and then press the foot controller to start reverse sewing. Release the foot controller to stop sewing.

7Release the reverse sewing lever and start sewing in the forward direction by pressing the foot controller.

You can use reverse sewing for locking the end of seams and to strengthen a stitch.

CAUTION

Make sure the needle does not hit a pin or any other object during sewing. The thread could tangle or the needle could break, and you may be injured.

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STRAIGHT AND ZIGZAG STITCHING ————————————————————————————————————————

Changing Sewing Direction

1Stop the machine at the point where you want to change direction with the needle still in the fabric.

2Raise the presser foot and turn the fabric to its new direction using the needle as a pivot.

3Lower the presser foot and start sewing in the new direction.

Finishing Sewing

You can use stitching to lock the threads at the end of the seam or to strengthen a stitch.

1Stitch to the end of the seam and stop.

2Push the reverse sewing lever and stitch backwards for 1 cm (3/8 inch) from the end of the fabric.

Removing the Material from the Machine

1Stop the machine.

Raise the needle to its highest position and make sure that the thread take-uplever is also in its highest position.

2Lift the presser foot and pull the fabric out gently to the left hand side.

3Cut both threads with the thread cutter on the left hand side of the machine

.

4To prepare the machine for the next seam, pull about 10 cm (4 inch) of thread through the toes of the presser foot toward the back of the machine.

Top Stitching and Stretch Materials

You can use a straight stitch for top stitching and sewing lightweight fabrics.

You can use a triple stretch stitch for sewing stretch fabrics.

Zigzag Stitching

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

Stitch Name

Pattern

Length

Width

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Zigzag Stitch

 

F-4

0-5

 

(1/64-3/16)

(0-3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag Stitch

Turn the pattern selection dial to the Zigzag Stitch, and then start sewing.

We recommend that you sew using the Straight Stitch at the beginning and end of zigzag stitches. (This acts as a reinforcement stitch.)

Satin Stitch

Setting the Zigzag Stitch length in the “F” range produces a satin stitch (close zigzag stitch). The Satin Stitch can be used for making buttonholes and decorative stitches. Set the pattern selection dial to the Zigzag Stitch, set the stitch length in the “F” range, and set the stitch width dial between 0 and 5.

1 Thread cutter

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3 BUILT-INSTITCHES

Blind Hem Stitching

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

Stitch Name

Pattern

Length

Width

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Blind Hem

 

F-2

3-5

Stitch

 

(1/64-1/16)

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

 

 

Stretch Blind

 

F-1.5

3-5

Hem Stitch

 

(1/64-1/16)

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

 

 

Stretch Blind

 

F-1.5

3-5

Hem Stitch

 

(1/64-1/16)

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

 

 

You can use the Blind Hem Stitch to finish the edge of a project, like the hem of a pair of trousers, without the stitch showing. Use the Blind Hem Stitch when sewing on non-stretchfabrics, and the Stretch Blind Hem Stitch for stretch fabrics.

1Bothfabric.threads should be the same color as the

2Fold back the hem, as shown in Fig. A. Then fold the edge of the fabric as in Fig. B. Leave a 6 mm (15/64 inch) overlap at the edge.

3Set the pattern selection dial to the Blind Hem Stitch or Stretch Blind Hem Stitch, and then set the stitch length.

4Sew on the fold as in Fig. C.

5When the fabric is unfolded you will have a

Blind Hem Stitch as shown in Fig. D.

2

3

1

A

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

4

12

C

D

3

 

 

2

 

1

1 Right side of fabric

2 Wrong side of fabric

3 10 mm (3/8 inch)

4 5 mm (3/16 inch)

Note

The Stretch Blind Hem Stitch is useful for stretch fabrics.

Shell Tuck Stitching

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

Stitch Name

Pattern

Length

Width

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Shell Tuck

 

F-3

3-5

Stitch

 

(1/64-1/8)

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

 

 

The Shell Tuck Stitch can be used to sew a picot (lace-like)edge on lightweight fabric.

1SetStitch.the pattern selection dial to the Shell Tuck

2Adjust the thread tension so that it is tighter than normal.

3Place the fabric under the presser foot so that it will be sewn along the bias, with the straight stitches sewn on the seamline and the zigzag stitches sewn slightly over the folded edge.

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BUILT-IN STITCHES ———————————————————————————————————————————————

4Sew at a slow speed.

Elastic Stitching

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

Stitch Name

Pattern

Length

Width

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Elastic Stitch

 

F-2.5

3-5

 

(1/64-3/32)

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can use the Elastic Stitch for mending, sewing elastic or joining fabric. Each is explained below. Set the pattern selection dial to the Elastic Stitch.

Mending

1Set the stitch length dial between “F” and 2.5.

2Place the reinforcement fabric under the area you want to mend.

3Following the line of the tear, sew using the

Elastic Stitch as shown.

Sewing Elastic

1Place the elastic on the fabric.

2As you sew, stretch the elastic in front of and behind the presser foot.

Joining Fabric

You can use the Elastic Stitch to join two pieces of fabric together and it is very effective when sewing knitted fabrics. If you are using nylon thread, the stitch will not be visible.

1Put the edge of the two pieces of fabric together and center them under the presser foot.

2Sew them together using the Elastic Stitch.

Make sure you keep the two fabric edges close together.

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Double Action Stitching

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

Stitch Name

Pattern

Length

Width

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Double Action

 

F-3

3-5

Stitch

 

(1/64-1/8)

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

 

 

Bridging Stitch

 

F-3

3-5

 

(1/64-1/8)

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rampart Stitch

 

F-3

3-5

 

(1/64-1/8)

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

These stitches are used for joining two pieces of fabric, such as when making patchwork. Set the pattern selection dial to the Double Action Stitch, Bridging Stitch, or Rampart Stitch.

Patchworking

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

Stitch Name

Pattern

Length

Width

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Smocking

 

Fixed

3-5

Stitch

 

2.5 (3/32)

(1/8-13/64)

 

 

 

 

Fagoting

 

Fixed

3-5

Stitch

 

2.5 (3/32)

(1/8-13/64)

 

 

 

 

Decorative

 

Fixed

3-5

Stitch

 

2.5 (3/32)

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

 

 

These stitches are used to join two pieces of fabric while leaving a space between their edges.

1Fold over the edges of the two pieces of fabric for the hem and baste the edges to a thin piece of paper leaving a small space between them.

2Set the pattern selection dial to the Smocking

Stitch, Fagoting Stitch, or Decorative Stitch.

3Stitch along the edge, pulling both threads slightly when beginning to sew.

Use thicker than normal threads for sewing.

4After sewing, remove the basting and the paper. Finish by tying knots on the reverse side at the beginning and the end of the seams.

1

 

3

 

 

1.5 mm

 

 

1 First needle drop

 

 

Overedge Stitching

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

Stitch Name Pattern

Length

Width

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Elastic Shell

F-3

3-5

Tuck Stitch

(1/64-1/8)

(1/8-3/16)

Stretch

Fixed

 

2.5 (3/32)

3-5

Overlock

Fixed

(1/8-3/16)

Stitch

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

Elastic

Fixed

 

2.5 (3/32)

3-5

Overlock

Fixed

(1/8-3/16)

Stitch

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

Fixed

 

Arrowhead

2.5 (3/32)

3-5

Stitch

Fixed

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

Fixed

 

Arrowhead

2.5 (3/32)

3-5

Stitch

Fixed

(1/8-3/16)

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

Comb Stitch

Fixed

3-5

2.5 (3/32)

(1/8-3/16)

 

Comb Stitch

Fixed

3-5

2.5 (3/32)

(1/8-3/16)

 

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You can use these stitches to join together seams and finish them in one operation. The Overlock Stitches are also useful for sewing stretch materials while the Arrowhead Stitch is ideal for sewing the edge of a blanket.

1Setstitch.the pattern selection dial to an overedge

2Put the fabric under the presser foot so that the seamline (or arrowhead point) is approximately 3 mm (1/8 inch) to the left of the center of the presser foot. This stitch works best with a seam allowance of approximately 5 mm (3/16 inch) as this allows the right (zigzag) side of the stitch to overlock the cut edge of the fabric.

3If the seam allowance is wider than the stitch pattern, trim away any excess fabric after stitching.

A finished Elastic Overlock Stitch is shown in the illustration below.

Feather Stitching

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

Stitch Name

Pattern

Length

Width

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

 

 

Fixed

 

Feather Stitch

 

2.5 (3/32)

3-5

 

Fixed

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

Use the Feather Stitch as a decorative top stitch when embroidering or when hemming blankets, tablecloths, or draperies.

1SetStitch.the pattern selection dial to the Feather

2Place the fabric right side up and sew 1 cm

(3/8 inch) from the edge of the fabric.

3Trim close to the stitching.

The stitch will prevent the fabric from unravelling.

Triple Zigzag Stretch Stitching

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

Stitch Name

Pattern

Length

Width

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

 

 

Fixed

 

Triple Zigzag

 

2.5 (3/32)

3-5

Stretch Stitch

 

Fixed

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

This stitch can be used wherever a zigzag stitch would be used to sew heavyweight stretch fabrics. The Triple Zigzag Stretch Stitch can also be used as a decorative top stitch. Set the pattern selection dial to the Triple Zigzag Stretch Stitch.

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Decorative Stitching

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

Stitch Name Pattern

Length

Width

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Triangle Stitch

F-1.5

3-5

(1/64-1/16)

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

Fixed

 

Decorative

2.5 (3/32)

3-5

Stitch

Fixed

(1/8-3/16)

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

Fixed

 

Leaf Stitch

2.5 (3/32)

3-5

Fixed

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

3

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

Fixed

 

Tree Stitch

2.5 (3/32)

3-5

Fixed

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

Fixed

 

Legs Stitch

2.5 (3/32)

3-5

Fixed

(1/8-3/16)

 

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

 

Fixed

 

Decorative

2.5 (3/32)

3-5

Stitch

Fixed

(1/8-3/16)

 

2.5 (3/32)

 

Stretch

Fixed

3-5

Overlock

2.5 (3/32)

(1/8-13/64)

Stitch

 

 

Stretch

Fixed

3-5

Overlock

2.5 (3/32)

(1/8-13/64)

Stitch

 

 

Decorative

Fixed

3-5

Stitch

2.5 (3/32)

(1/8-3/16)

Decorative

Fixed

3-5

Hem Stitch

2.5 (3/32)

(1/8-3/16)

Decorative

Fixed

3-5

Stitch

2.5 (3/32)

(1/8-3/16)

These stitches can be used for decorative top stitching and for smocking. Set the pattern selection dial to the Triangle Stitch, Leaf Stitch, etc.

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SEWING BUTTONHOLES AND BUTTONS —————————————————————————————————————

4 SEWING BUTTONHOLES AND BUTTONS

Making a Buttonhole

 

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

 

Pattern

Length

Width

Foot

 

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

 

 

 

 

F-1.5

3-5

Buttonhole

 

 

 

(1/64-1/16)

(1/8 – 3/16)

Foot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memo

We recommend that you practice making a buttonhole on a scrap piece of fabric before you try it on an actual garment.

When making buttonholes on soft fabrics, place a stabilizer material on the underside of the fabric.

1Using tailor’s chalk, mark the position and length of the buttonhole on the fabric.

2Attach the buttonhole foot and push the frame back until it stops with the plastic insert at the front of the frame.

CAUTION

If the presser foot is not installed with the correct orientation, the needle may strike the presser foot, which may bend or break the needle and cause injury. (See page 9 for the correct presser foot orientation.)

3You need to sew the front bar tack first. Line the bar tack mark under the center of the presser foot and match it up to the two lines on the presser foot.

Making a Buttonhole

Step

Sewn section

Pattern

Step 1

 

 

 

 

(Front bar tack)

a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.Set the pattern selection dial to ‘a’.

2.Lower the presser foot and sew 5 to 6 stitches.

3.Stop the machine when the needle is at the left side of the stitches and then raise the needle from the material.

Step 2

b

 

(Left side)

 

 

 

 

 

1.Turn the pattern selection dial to ‘b’.

2.Sew the length of the tailor’s chalk line.

3.Stop the machine when the needle is at the left side of the stitch and then raise the needle.

Step 3

c

 

(Back bar tack)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.Turn the pattern selection dial to ‘c’ (same position as in step 1).

2.Sew 5 to 6 stitches.

3.Stop the machine when the needle is at the right side of the stitch and then raise the needle from the material.

Step 4 (Right side)

d

1.Set the pattern selection dial to ‘d’.

2.Sew the right side until the needle reaches the stitches sewn in step 1.

Securing the Stitching and Cutting the Buttonhole

1To secure the stitching, turn the material 90 degrees counterclockwise and sew straight stitches to the end of the front bar tack of the buttonhole.

2Remove the material from the machine. We recommend that you put pins across both ends of the buttonhole to prevent the stitches from being cut.

1 Front of chalk mark

2 Red lines

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3Cut an opening in the middle of the buttonhole with the seam ripper tool. Be careful not to cut through any stitches.

CAUTION

When using the seam ripper to open the buttonhole, do not put your hand or finger in the path of the ripper. The seam ripper may slip and you may be injured.

Adjusting Buttonholes

If the stitching on the two sides of the buttonhole is not the same, you can make the following adjustments.

1Set the stitch length dial between "F" and 1.5 and sew the buttonhole on a scrap piece of fabric to observe how the material is fed.

2If the right side of the buttonhole is too coarse or fine, adjust the feeding of the material with the stitch length dial.

1

23

1 Right side

2 Shorter

3 Longer

3After obtaining a satisfactory feed on the right side, stitch the buttonhole and observe the feeding.

4If the left side is too coarse or fine compared with the right side, adjust the buttonhole fineadjustment screw as described below.

If the left side is too coarse, turn the buttonhole fine-adjustmentscrew with a large screwdriver in thedirection.

If the left side is too fine, turn the buttonhole fine-adjustmentscrew with a large screwdriver in the+ direction.

This adjustment ensures both sides of the buttonhole are the same.

2

1

3

4

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1 Stitch length dial

2 Buttonhole fine-adjustmentscrew

3 Left side

4 Buttonhole appearance

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SEWING BUTTONHOLES AND BUTTONS —————————————————————————————————————

Sewing Buttons

Stitch

 

Stitch

Stitch

 

 

Pattern

Length

Width

Foot

Other

Name

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

 

 

Zigzag

 

F

Any

Button

Darning

Stitch

 

(1/64)

Sewing

Plate

 

 

Foot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1Measure the distance between the buttonholes and set the pattern selection dial to the Zigzag Stitch, and set the width you want.

2Removeoutlet. the power supply plug from the

3Change the foot to the button sewing foot.

4Place the darning plate on the needle plate.

5Connectoutlet. the power supply plug into the wall

6Put a button between the foot and the fabric and make sure that the needle enters the holes without hitting the button. If it hits, see step

1.

7At a slow speed, sew about 10 stitches.

8Remove the material from the machine. Cut the upper and lower threads and tie both threads at the back of the material.

CAUTION

Make sure the needle does not hit the button during sewing. The needle may break and you may be injured.

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5 USING ATTACHMENTS AND APPLICATIONS

Zipper Insertion

Stitch

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

 

Pattern

Length

Width

Foot

Name

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

 

 

 

 

 

Straight

 

 

2-3

2.5

Zipper

 

 

(center)

Stitch

 

 

(1/16-1/8)

Foot

 

 

(3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can use the zipper foot to sew different types of zippers, and can easily position it to the right or left side of the needle.

When sewing the right side of the zipper, attach the shank to the left pin of the zipper foot. When sewing the left side of the zipper, attach the shank to the right pin of the zipper foot.

12

3

1 Zipper foot

2 Right pin for sewing the left side of the zipper

3 Left pin for sewing the right side of the zipper

1Set the pattern selection dial to the Straight Stitch. Set the stitch length between 2 (1/16 inch) and 3 (1/8 inch). Set the stitch width at 2.5 (3/32 inch).

2Lower the presser foot lever and fix either the left or right pin of the zipper foot onto the shank.

3Fold the edge of the material 2 cm (3/4 inch) and place the zipper under the folded section. Lower the needle into the notch located either on the left or right side of the zipper foot.

CAUTION

Turn the handwheel by hand to make sure the needle does not hit the zipper foot before you start sewing. Choosing a different stitch will cause the needle to hit the presser foot and break, and you may be injured.

4Sew from the bottom of the zipper toward the top on both sides. The needle should be positioned on the zipper side of the foot for best results.

To sew the opposite side of the zipper, first

 

5turn the machine off and raise the presser foot

 

lever. Release the zipper foot by pressing the

 

button located at the back of the foot, then fit

 

the foot on the other side of the zipper.

 

Continue sewing using the pin on that side of

5

the zipper foot.

 

CAUTION

Make sure the needle does not hit the zipper during sewing. If the needle hits the zipper, the needle may break and you may be injured.

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USING ATTACHMENTS AND APPLICATIONS ————————————————————————————————————

Gathering

 

 

 

Stitch

Stitch Name

Pattern

Length

 

 

 

[mm (inch)]

Straight Stitch

 

 

4 (3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1SetStitch.the pattern selection dial to Straight

2Loosen the tension of the upper thread so that the lower thread lies on the underside of the material.

3Sewstitches.a single row (or many rows) of straight

4Pull the lower threads to gather the material.

Darning

Stitch

 

 

Stitch

 

 

Pattern

Length

Foot

Other

Name

 

 

[mm (inch)]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight

 

 

 

Zigzag

Darning

 

 

 

 

 

Any

Presser

Stitch

 

 

Plate

 

 

 

Foot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1Remove the power supply plug from the outlet. Put the darning plate on the needle plate. Connect the power supply plug to the wall outlet.

2SetStitch.the pattern selection dial to the Straight

3Put the section you want to darn under the presser foot together with fabric for reinforcement.

4Lower the presser foot.

5Begin sewing by alternating between gently drawing the work away from you and pulling it toward you.

6Repeat this motion until the darn section is filled with parallel lines of stitching.

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Appliqués

Stitch Name

Pattern

Stitch Length

Stitch Width

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Zigzag Stitch

 

F-2

Any

 

(1/64-1/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can create an applique by cutting a different piece of fabric into a shape and using it as a decoration.

1Baste the cut design to the fabric.

2Carefully sew around the edge of the design with a zigzag stitch.

3Cutstitching.away any fabric that is left outside the

4Remove the basting, if necessary.

Memo

Make reinforcing straight stitches at the beginning and the end of the zigzag stitching.

CAUTION

Be careful that the needle does not hit a pin during sewing. The needle could break, and you may be injured.

Monogramming and

Embroidering

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

 

 

Stitch

Pattern

Length

Width

Foot

Other

Name

[mm

[mm

 

 

(inch)]

(inch)]

 

 

Zigzag

 

Any

Any

None

Darning

Stitch

 

 

 

 

Plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing for Monogramming and Embroidering

1Remove the power supply plug from the outlet. Place the darning plate on the needle plate, and reconnect the power supply plug to the wall outlet.

2Set the pattern selection dial to Zigzag Stitch.

5

3Draw the lettering (for monogramming) or design (for embroidering) on the surface of the fabric.

4Stretch the fabric between embroidery hoops as firmly as possible, with the underside of the fabric on the bottom of the inside hoop.

5Put the work under the needle and lower the presser bar with the foot removed.

6Pull the lower thread up through the starting position by turning the handwheel and make a few holding stitches.

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USING ATTACHMENTS AND APPLICATIONS ————————————————————————————————————

7Grip the hoop with your thumbs and forefingers while pressing the fabric with your middle and third fingers and supporting the outside of the hoop with your little fingers.

CAUTION

Keep fingers away from moving parts, especially needles.

Monogramming

1Sew by moving the hoop slowly along the lettering at a constant speed.

2Secure with a few straight stitches at the end of the last letter.

CAUTION

Keep fingers away from moving parts, especially needles.

Embroidering

1Stitch the outline of the design by moving the embroidery hoop.

2Fill in the design alternating from the outline of the design to the inside and from the inside to the edge of the outline until the design is completely filled in. Keep the stitching close together.

Memo

You can make long stitches by moving the embroidery hoop rapidly and short stitches by moving it slowly.

3Secure with a few straight stitches at the end of the design.

CAUTION

Keep fingers away from moving parts, especially needles.

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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Using the Walking Foot

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

Stitch Name

Pattern

Length

Width

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Straight Stitch

 

1-4

2-3

 

(1/16-3/16)

(1/16-1/8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zigzag Stitch

 

1-4

0-5

 

(1/16-3/16)

(0-3/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

This foot is very useful for sewing materials such as vinyl cloth, synthetic leather, thin leather, etc. These materials are difficult to feed when sewing. The walking foot prevents these materials from crumpling, slipping or sticking between the presser foot and the material.

Note

Only use the walking foot with straight or zigzag stitches. Do not use other patterns. Reverse stitches can not be sewn with the walking foot.

1Removeoutlet. the power supply plug from the

2Raise the needle and the presser foot.

3Loosen the presser foot screw to remove the presser foot holder.

2

13

1 Screwdriver

2 Presser foot holder

3 Presser foot screw

4Attach the forked section of the connecting lever to the needle clamp, and fit the walking foot to the presser bar.

1

2

3

1 Forked part of operation lever

5

2 Presser bar holder

3 Needle clamp

5Lower the presser foot lever and then tighten the presser foot screw.

1

1 Presser foot screw

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USING ATTACHMENTS AND APPLICATIONS ————————————————————————————————————

CAUTION

Use a screwdriver to tighten the screw securely. If the screw is loose, the needle may hit the presser foot and you may be injured.

Before you start sewing, make sure you turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to check that the needle does not hit the presser foot.

Be careful not to touch the needle, otherwise you may be injured.

Note

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

Using the Quilting Foot

Stitch

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

 

Pattern

Length

Width

Other

Name

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

 

 

 

 

 

Straight

 

 

Any

2.5

Darning

 

 

Stitch

 

 

(3/32)

Plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Quilting Foot is useful for darning and free-motionmachine quilting.

1Removeoutlet. the power supply plug from the

2Raise the needle and the presser foot.

3Loosen the presser foot screw to remove the presser foot holder.

2

13

1 Screwdriver

2 Presser foot holder

3 Presser foot screw

4Attach the quilting foot, making sure that part A shown in the illustration is above the needle clamp screw. Then lower the presser foot lever and tighten the presser foot screw.

Make sure that the needle clamp screw is firmly tightened.

A

1 2

1 Presser foot screw

2 Needle clamp screw

CAUTION

Be careful not to touch the needle, otherwise you may be injured.

Use a screwdriver to tighten the presser foot holder screw securely. If the screw is loose, the needle may hit the presser foot and you may be injured.

Before you start sewing, make sure you turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to check that the needle does not hit the presser foot.

5Put the darning plate on the needle plate.

Connect the power supply plug to the wall outlet.

6SetStitch.the pattern selection dial to the Straight

Before starting to sew, draw the quilting design on the fabric.

42

7Use both hands to keep the fabric firmly stretched and move the fabric to sew over the drawn design.

1

1 Quilting design

8The length of the stitch depends on how quickly you move the fabric and on the machine’s sewing speed. Sew while moving the fabric slowly.

Using the 1/4-inch

Quilting Foot

 

 

 

Stitch

Stitch

Stitch Name

Pattern

Length

Width

 

 

 

[mm (inch)]

[mm (inch)]

Straight Stitch

 

 

2-2.5

2.5 (center)

 

 

 

 

(1/16-3/32)

(3/32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can use the 1/4-inchQuilting Foot to sew fixed seams when piecing together a quilt.

1

1 Seam allowance 6.5 mm (1/4 inch)

1Removeoutlet. the power supply plug from the

2Set the pattern selection dial to the Straight

Stitch. Set the stitch length between 2 (1/16 inch) and 2.5 (3/32 inch). Set the stitch width at 2.5 (3/32 inch) (center).

3Attach the1/4-inchQuilting Foot.

4Position the presser foot over the fabric and sew as shown in the illustration below.

Achieving an Accurate Seam Allowance

2

1

3

4

1 Beginning of stitching

2 Align this mark with the edge of the fabric. 3 End of stitching

4Align this mark with the edge of the fabric.

Quickly Stitch Together a Quilt

1

5

2

1 Top of fabric

2 Seam 3.2 mm (1/8 inch)

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APPENDIX ———————————————————————————————————————————————————

6 APPENDIX

MAINTENANCE

Changing the Light Bulb

CAUTION

Turn off the main power switch and unplug the machine before you change the light bulb. If the main power switch is on when you change the light bulb, you may get an electric shock. If the machine is on and you step on the foot controller, you may be injured.

To avoid burns, let the light bulb cool down before you change it.

1Removeoutlet. the power supply plug from the

2Loosen the screw on the back of the sewing head. Then remove the light cover from the machine.

3Replace the sewing light bulb.

1

23

1 Bulb

2 Loosen

3 Tighten

4Put the light cover back on and fasten the screw.

Cleaning

CAUTION

Make sure you unplug the machine before you clean it, otherwise you risk getting an electric shock or being injured.

1Switch the machine off and unplug it.

2Raise the needle and the presser foot.

3Loosen the presser foot screw and the needle clamp screw to remove the presser foot holder and the needle.

4Grasp both sides of the needle plate cover, and then slide it toward you to remove the needle plate cover.

1

1 Needle plate cover

44

5Using a coin, remove the two screws.

Lift up the needle plate as shown in the illustration, and then slide the needle plate to the left to remove it.

1 Use a coin or screwdriver

6Graspthe left.the bobbin case, and then lift it out to

7Use the cleaning brush or a vacuum cleaner to remove any dust from the race and its surrounding area.

1 Cleaning brush

2 Race

• Do not apply oil to the bobbin case.

8Insert the bobbin case so that the projection on the bobbin case aligns with the spring.

1 Projection

2 Spring

9Install the needle plate, sliding it to the right to secure it, and then tighten the screws.

Make sure that the tab on the left side of the needle plate is aligned with the notch in the bobbin case.

3

1 Tab

6

2 Notch

3 Screws

0Install the needle plate cover.

Insert the tabs on the needle plate cover into the notches in the needle plate, and then slide the cover back into position.

CAUTION

Never use a bobbin case that is scratched; otherwise the upper thread may become tangled, the needle may break, or sewing performance may suffer. For a new bobbin case (part code: XC8993-021),contact your nearest authorized service center.

Make sure that you fit the bobbin case properly, otherwise the needle may break.

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APPENDIX ———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Troubleshooting

If the machine stops working properly, check the following possible problems.

If the problem is still there, contact your retailer or the nearest authorized service center.

Symptom

Possible cause

How to put it right

Reference

 

The machine is not plugged in.

Plug the machine in.

page 7

 

 

 

 

The sewing

The main power switch is turned off.

Turn on the main power switch.

page 8

 

 

 

The bobbin-windershaft is pushed

Move the bobbin-windershaft to the

 

machine does

page 17

not work.

to the right.

left.

 

 

You have not used the foot control-

Use the foot controller properly.

page 8

 

ler properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The needle is not fitted properly.

Fit the needle properly.

page 8

 

 

 

 

 

The needle clamp screw is loose.

Use the screwdriver to firmly tighten

page 9

 

the screw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The needle is bent or blunt.

Replace the needle.

page 8

 

 

 

 

 

You have not used the right combi-

Choose a thread and needle that are

page 26

 

nation of fabric, thread and needle.

appropriate for the type of fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The presser foot you are using is not

Attach the presser foot that is correct

 

appropriate for the type of stitch that

for the type of stitch that you want to

 

you want to sew.

sew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The upper thread tension is too tight.

Loosen the upper thread tension.

page 25

 

 

 

 

The needle

You are pulling the fabric too much.

Lightly guide the fabric.

 

 

 

breaks.

You have not fitted the spool properly.

Fit the spool properly.

page 21, 25

 

 

 

 

 

The area around the hole in the nee-

Replace the needle plate.

 

Contact your retailer or the nearest

 

dle plate is scratched.

authorized service center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The area around the hole in the

Replace the presser foot.

 

Contact your retailer or the nearest

 

presser foot is scratched.

 

authorized service center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replace the bobbin case.

 

The bobbin case is scratched.

Contact your retailer or the nearest

 

 

authorized service center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have not used a bobbin that has

Incorrect bobbins will not work

 

 

properly. Only use a bobbin that has

page 16

 

been designed for this machine.

 

been designed for this machine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have not threaded the upper

 

 

 

thread properly. (For example, you

 

 

 

have not fitted the spool properly, or

Correct the upper threading.

page 21

 

the thread has come out of the guide

 

 

 

above the needle.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are knots or tangles in the

Remove any knots or tangles.

 

thread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The upper

The needle is not appropriate for the

Choose a needle that is appropriate

page 26

thread you are using.

for the type of stitch.

thread breaks.

 

 

 

The upper-threadtension is too tight.

Loosen the upper thread tension.

page 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remove the tangled thread. If the

 

 

The thread is tangled.

thread is tangled in the bobbin case,

page 44

 

 

clean the bobbin case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The needle is bent or blunt.

Replace the needle.

page 8

 

 

 

 

 

You have not inserted the needle

Insert the needle properly.

page 8

 

properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

Symptom

Possible cause

How to put it right

Reference

 

 

The area around the hole in the nee-

Replace the needle plate.

 

 

Contact your retailer or the nearest

 

 

dle plate is scratched.

authorized service center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The area around the hole in the

Replace the presser foot.

 

 

Contact your retailer or the nearest

 

 

presser foot is scratched.

 

The upper

authorized service center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thread breaks.

The bobbin case is scratched, or has

Replace the bobbin case.

 

 

Contact your retailer or the nearest

 

 

a burr on it.

 

 

authorized service center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have not used a bobbin that has

Incorrect bobbins will not work

 

 

 

properly. Only use a bobbin that has

page 16

 

 

been designed for this machine.

 

 

been designed for this machine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have not wound the bobbin

Wind the bobbin properly.

page 16

 

 

thread properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bobbin is scratched or does not

Replace the bobbin.

 

 

turn smoothly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lower

The thread is tangled.

Remove the tangled thread and

page 44

 

thread is tangled

clean the bobbin case.

 

 

 

 

or breaks.

 

 

 

 

You have not used a bobbin that has

Incorrect bobbins will not work

 

 

 

 

 

 

properly. Only use a bobbin that has

page 16

 

 

been designed for this machine.

 

 

been designed for this machine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobbin is set incorrectly.

Reset the bobbin thread correctly.

page 18, 19,

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have not threaded the upper

Correct the upper threading.

page 21

 

 

thread properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have not wound the bobbin

Wind the bobbin thread properly.

page 16

 

 

thread properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have not threaded the right

Choose a thread and needle that are

 

 

 

combination of thread and needle

page 26

 

 

appropriate for the type of fabric.

 

 

for the fabric you are using.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The thread ten-

 

 

 

 

You have not attached the presser

Attach the presser foot holder prop-

6

sion is incorrect.

foot holder properly.

erly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The thread tension is incorrect.

Adjust the tension of the upper

page 25

 

 

 

thread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have not used a bobbin that has

Incorrect bobbins will not work

 

 

 

properly. Only use a bobbin that has

page 16

 

 

been designed for this machine.

 

 

been designed for this machine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobbin is set incorrectly.

Reset the bobbin thread correctly.

page 18, 19,

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have not threaded the upper

Thread the upper thread and wind

page 18, 19,

 

 

thread properly or fitted the bobbin

 

 

the bobbin thread properly.

21

 

 

properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have not fitted the spool prop-

Fit the spool properly.

page 21, 25

 

 

erly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fabric is

You have not used the right

Choose a thread and needle that are

 

 

combination of fabric, thread and

page 26

 

appropriate for the type of fabric.

 

wrinkled.

needle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The needle is bent or blunt.

Replace the needle.

page 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are sewing thin fabric, the

Sew with stabiliser material under

 

 

stitch is too thick.

the fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The thread tension is incorrect.

Adjust the tension of the upper

page 25

 

 

thread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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APPENDIX ———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Symptom

Possible cause

How to put it right

Reference

 

You have not threaded the upper

Correct the upper threading.

page 21

 

thread properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have not used the right combi-

Choose a thread and needle that are

page 26

 

nation of fabric, thread and needle.

appropriate for the type of fabric.

Stitches are

 

 

 

 

The needle is bent or blunt.

Replace the needle.

page 8

skipped.

 

 

 

 

You have not inserted the needle

Insert the needle properly.

page 8

 

properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dust has accumulated under the

Remove the needle plate cover and

page 44

 

needle plate or in the bobbin case.

clean the plate and the bobbin case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dust has built up in the feed dogs or

Clean the bobbin case.

page 44

 

in the bobbin case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have not threaded the upper

Correct the upper threading.

page 21

 

thread properly.

There is a high-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replace the bobbin case.

 

pitched noise

 

while sewing.

The bobbin case is scratched.

Contact your retailer or the nearest

 

 

authorized service center.

 

 

You have not used a bobbin that has

Incorrect bobbins will not work

 

 

properly. Only use a bobbin that has

page 16

 

been designed for this machine.

 

been designed for this machine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have not moved the needle

Turn the handwheel toward you

 

The needle

(counterclockwise) to raise the nee-

page 22

holder to its highest position.

dle holder to the highest position.

 

threader can not

 

 

be used.

You have not inserted the needle

Insert the needle properly.

page 8

 

properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The presser foot that you are using is

Attach the presser foot that is correct

 

for the type of stitch that you want to

 

not correct for the type of stitch.

 

sew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The stitch is not

The thread tension is incorrect.

Adjust the tension of the upper

page 25

sewn correctly.

thread.

 

 

 

 

Remove the tangled thread. If the

 

 

The thread is tangled.

thread is tangled in the bobbin case,

page 44

 

 

clean the bobbin case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The stitch is too fine.

Lengthen the stitch length.

 

 

 

 

 

The darning plate is fitted on the

Remove the darning plate.

 

needle plate.

 

 

 

The fabric does

 

 

 

You have not used the right combi-

Choose a thread and needle that are

page 26

not feed.

nation of fabric, thread and needle.

appropriate for the type of fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remove the tangled thread. If the

 

 

The thread is tangled.

thread is tangled in the bobbin case,

page 44

 

 

clean the bobbin case.

 

 

 

 

 

The sewing light

 

 

 

bulb does not

The sewing light bulb is damaged.

Replace the sewing light bulb.

page 44

come on.

 

 

 

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INDEX

 

Numerics

 

1/4-inchquilting foot ....................................................

43

A

 

Accessories .....................................................................

6

optional ..............................................................

6, 41

Appliqués .....................................................................

39

B

 

Blind hem stitching .......................................................

29

Bobbin

 

winding ...................................................................

16

Buttonhole

 

adjusting ..................................................................

35

making ....................................................................

34

Buttonhole fine-adjustmentscrew .................................

35

Buttons

 

sewing .....................................................................

36

C

 

Cleaning .......................................................................

44

Connecting plugs ............................................................

7

D

 

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

38

Darning plate ............................................

36, 38, 39, 42

Decorative stitching ......................................................

33

Double action stitching .................................................

31

Drawing up the lower thread ........................................

24

E

 

Elastic stitching .............................................................

30

Embroidering ................................................................

39

F

 

Fabric, thread, and needle combinations ......................

26

Feather stitching ............................................................

32

Flat bed attachment ......................................................

10

Foot controller ................................................................

8

Free-armstyle ...............................................................

10

G

 

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

38

H

 

Handwheel ...................................................................

21

L

 

Light bulb

 

changing .................................................................

44

Light switch ....................................................................

8

Lower threading ............................................................

18

quick-set bobbin ...............................................

19, 24

M

 

Main parts .......................................................................

5

Main power ....................................................................

8

Maintenance .................................................................

44

Monogramming ............................................................

39

N

 

Needle

 

checking ....................................................................

8

combinations with fabric and thread ..........................

26

replacing ...................................................................

8

Needle threader ............................................................

22

O

 

Overedge stitching ........................................................

31

P

 

Patchworking ................................................................

31

Pattern selection dial .....................................................

11

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

12

Presser foot

 

changing ...................................................................

9

Q

 

Quick-setbobbin ...................................................

19, 24

Quilting foot .................................................................

42

R

 

Race

 

cleaning ..................................................................

44

Repacking instructions ....................................................

2

Reverse sewing lever .....................................................

15

S

 

Satin stitch ....................................................................

28

Shell tuck stitching ........................................................

29

Spool pin ...............................................................

16, 21

extra ........................................................................

25

Stitch length dial ...........................................................

14

Stitch width dial ............................................................

15

Stitches

 

built-in ....................................................................

29

names .....................................................................

12

Straight stitching ...........................................................

27

Stretch stitching ............................................................

15

T

 

Thread cutter ................................................................

28

Thread tension ..............................................................

25

Threading

 

lower ...............................................................

18, 19

needle threader ........................................................

22

twin needle ..............................................................

25

upper ......................................................................

21

Triple zigzag stretch stitching ........................................

32

Troubleshooting ............................................................

46

Twin needle

 

attaching ............................................................

9, 25

sewing .....................................................................

24

U

 

Unpacking instructions ...................................................

2

Upper tension control dial ............................................

25

Upper threading ............................................................

21

W

 

Walking foot .................................................................

41

Z

 

Zigzag stitching .............................................................

28

Zipper insertion ............................................................

37

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