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Table of Contents
1. Gettinglo Know YourMachine Principal Parts. . Accessories 2. Getting Readylo Sew . . Fabric, Threadand Needle Table . . . ........ l m por t ant s af eg u a rd s C onnec t ingt he Ma c h i n e /R u n n i n g th e Ma c h ine ........ .. . ..,. C hoos ingandC h a n g i n g N e e d l e s FreeArm Sewing Foot . . Changing the Presser . .. .. .. . . At t ac hing F eedC o v e r Winding a Bobbin Inserting a Bobbin Threading the Machine Thread . . Raising the Bobbin ..:.... S elec t ingaP at te rn 3. StraightStitching Preparation Sewing a Seam lnserting aZipper

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Preparation Zig-Zagstitch . Zig-Zag Blindstitch Multi-Stitch Zig-Zag.
"M" Stitch C r es c ent S t it c.h ..... StretchOveredgeStitch .... Fagoting Stitch. Ric-Rac/Straight Stretch Stitch .

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Buttonholing 5. Four-Step
6. Caringfor YourMachine Removing and Replacing BobbinCase. . Removing and Replacing LightBulb the Machine Cleaning PerformanceChecklist

Additional Accessories
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FacePlateis a removable coverpro.Removable Tableletsyou Exlenglon change the machine bedfromflatto freearm. Stitch Length Lever allowsfor a variety ofstitch lengths. Electrlcalyour machine to electrical outlel. Pattern SelectorDialturns directly to 9. Needle Plate supportsthe fabric 26. a smoothflow of threadfrom the to thetension. Power andLightSwitchturns onthe machine light andsewing at thesame 7. tronic solid state speed control. Reverse Lever provides either momentaryor continuousreverse 8. Snap-ln Thread Guide helps to insure 20. shown onthepattern display light. 22. 14. 11. Friction-Free Spool Pin and Cap 17. al the back of machine. Thread Cutter. Feed system moves fabric under presserfoot. straight stitching. feedsystem andsnaps onandoff. regulates during sewing. Presser the notturn. vides thread tension for bobbin winding. plus 10 any buttonhole. on presser foot isbuilt-in sleeve.PrincipalParts 1.lets you raise and lower " presserfoot. 13. controls topthread tension. forease. patterns. forsafety designed 12. 4. Bed is the work surface of the machine. PatternDisplayPanelshowsa varietyof patterns for yoursewavailable ingneeds. SpeedController. Sewing Light illuminates sewing 24. Balance Ringadjusts appear10. 15. Slide Plate opensfor easy removal andreplacement of bobbin. Stitch patterns ance of Special and Stitch area. rectinsertion. time. youfillthebobbin 2. PresserFoot Lifter. Bobbin WinderTensionDisc pro. 5. Auto NeedleThreadTensionLever fabric movement. buttonholes. . the elecand convenience. holdthetopthread supply andallowit to unwind smoothly asthespooldoes Footholdsfabricagainst 18.25. of the tecting movableparts and sewing panel. 16. StitchWidthLevercontrols thewidth of patterns and sets the needlefor 19. Hand Wheel provides a meansfor raising or lowering theneedle. spool 21. One-Way Needle Glamp holds Power Cord connects needle in machine andprevents incor.23. Bobbin Wlnder lets quickly withthread andeasily. 6. 3.

Feed Cover (F). Used for straight and zig-zag sewing. LintBrush themachine.are standardon the machine. cs(o) 4. 5. forcleaning 8.for use withsmall diameter spools of thread. 6. 7. is used for button s e w i n g. and PresserFool (B). foryourmachine Theaccessories aredesigned to simplify many sewing of your il!tl tl ?l []-IJ tl t+ 1. transparent for easyviewing ofthread supply. General Purpose Needle Plate (A). is used to p o s i t i on the hem for bl i ndsti tch h e m m i ng. 12.Accessories projects. used to make four-stepbutton-holes.for inserting zippers. free moti on w ork and lt keepsthefeedfrommoving darning. 1 1 . the fabric. Needles. Medium Thread Spool Cap for use withmedium diameter spools ofthread.used tor decorativeand zig-zag stitching. 3. 4 . SpeclalPurposePresserFoot (J). LargeThreadSpool Cap for usewith largediameter spools of thread. ZipperFoot(E). Butlonhole Presser Fool (L). color coded for easy identification. 9. SmallThread SpoolCap(Q). Bobbins. Blindetitch Hem Guide.

SECTION 2 Readyto Sew Getting Thread Fabric.Corduroy Weight Double Knit Flannel Gabardine Gingham Linen Muslin WodCrepe Wovens Medium. blends.14/90. FABRICS THREAD NEEDLES Thefabrics below canbeof any fiber: linen. and NeedleTable r Thetablebelowis a general guidefor selecting and the correctneedle threadcombination for yourfabric. . o Be sureto usethe samethreadin bothneedle and bobbin. tDo notuseonstretch . cotton. 16/100 fabrics. synthetic. rayon. arelisted LightWeight TYPE Cotton-wrapped Polyester 1000/o Polyester Size 60 f Mercerized Nylon Cotton-wrapped Polyester 1000/o Polyester tMercerized Size 50 2020 red shank stzE 11/80 orange band Batiste Chiffon Crepe Medium. They asexamples ofweight. silk.Bonded Heayy Canvas Coating Denim Duck Sailcloth Knits Bonded Knits Double Knit Jersey Tricot 2020 reo shank 14 /90 blue band Cotton-wrapped Polyester 1000/o Polyester Size 40 f Mercerized Duty" t"Heavy 2020 red shank 2020 16/100 purpE band 18/110 Cotton-wrapped Polyester Nylon Polyester 2045 Ball-Point (Withyellow band) S i ze11/80. Always checkthistablebeforebeginning a sewingproject. wool.

T his m ac hinei s d e s i g n e d to u s e a 1 S -w a tt maxi mum l i ghtbul g. Do not attemptto adjust the motor belt.a 3 Amp. Beforecleaningyour machine. Beforechanginglightbulb. Machinesfor GreatBritainand gomeother countrieshavingsimilarwiring standards are shipped trom the tactory without a plug for connection to the mains. Do not pull the fabricwhileyou are stitching as this may deflectthe needle.makesure you haveremovedplug from socket outlet. The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue: neutral(N) Brown: live (L) As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the colouredmarkings identifying in your plug. 3. tuse must be fitted either in the plug or adaptoror at the distributionboard. lf a 13 Amp. 9. causingit to break.use only identical parts.removeplug from the socketoutlet. core is to be connected .When servicing. (BS 1363)plug is used. 4. Beforeremovingthe bobbincase. Remove feet. or when leaving the machine unattended. Becauseof the up and down movementof the needle.you must work carefully and watch the sewingarea when operating the machine. Contact your nearest Service Centershouldany adjustment be required. a 5 Amp. This machine is double insulated. 2.Be sure to replacethe face platewhich coversthe lightbulb before operating the machine.IMPORTANT UARDS SAFEG plugf romthe socketoutletwhen changingneedles. 8 . Neither to the earthterminalof a three-pinplug. 1.removeplug from the socketoutlet.or if any othertype of plug is used.The wire which is colouredbrown mustbe connected to the terminalwhich is markedwith the letterL or colouredred. 7. fuse must be fitted.proceedas follows: the terminals The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked withthe letterN or colouredblack. 6. This eliminatesthe possibilityof startingthe machine by accidentallypressing the speed controller. 5. replacement This product ls suppressed tor radio and television interfercnce with the lnternational Electrolechnical Commission requirements of the CISPR.or needle plates.

To stopthe machine pressure controller. cord. to "0" position. atedspeed Alwaysbe sure air hoseis not blocked. power cordplug Thenconnect theelectrical electrical outlet. the youpress. the air control hosefromfootoperUnwind controller. machine remove fromsewing. toyour NOTE: Whennot usingthe machine. damage RunningtheMachine power switch. above ontothe receptacle Plugthisair hose power attheright endofthemachine. slight airflowfrom thehose. fromspeed . as shown. Do not oDeratemachinewithout footas this may material underthe presser thefeedandthefoot. controller rewindair hosearound speed for storage.Connectingthe Machine Thesolidstatesystem on the assures constant speedas you maintain the samepressure when controller sewing various fabric through thicknesses. thefaster Theharder troller. youshould feela Pressing on thecontroller. press con' the speed To run the machine. willsew. switch right switch slidepower machine andlight. slide andsewing Toturnon machine power Toturnofi leftto "1" position. Themachine andthesewing light areturned onandotfbythesame 1- +-o light.

.use only Singer. Tighten needle clampscrewsecurely. . Topstitch edges on sleeves. r Loosenneedle clamp screw and remove needle.and the Fabric. .needles. With flat side of needleto the back. o Raiseneedleto its highestposition. for the correctneedleand fabriccombinalion. or finish waistbands andpants legseasily. slide it to the left and off the machine. . insert new needle up into clamp as far as it w i l l go. Check the needlepackage. pushin and llfl rlghl edge(1)of extension table.Threadand NeedleTableon page S.Choosingand Changing Needles IMPORTANT:For best sewing results. To changcmachlncfor lree arm cewlng. Free Arm Seuhg Free armsewing makes it easierto sewhard-to-reach areas. o Sew buttonholes without stretching cuffs or neckbands.

o Raise needleand presserfoot. r Pushtoe of presser foot (1) up. untilit (2). o To remove. Take foototfmachine. . open slide plate and litt front edge of cover. push presser Instead. Raise presser footlifter footusingpresser in back ol machine. r Lower presser fitting shank over footlifter. snaps otftheshank . presser change toanyoneoftheother feetwhich snap onto a common shank byfollowing the directions below. turning hand wheel toward .NC FEED COVENG) The feed cover keeps the feed lrom moving the fabric. o Slide feed cover on top of needle plate. (4) downfirmly untilfootsnaps footscrew intoplace. o Open slide plate. Raiseneedleto its highestpositionby you. o Close slide plate.pull it away.Changing thePrcsserFoot (B) (E)(J) (L) Your machine comes withtheGeneral Purpose Presser Foot Youcaneasily already attached. presser foolpin(3). ATTACH. . pressingtabs (1) and (2) into holes. . Place footunder new center ofshank. r Don'tturnscrew.

step on speedcontrollerto run machineuntil desired amount of once bobbin isfull. . end.) thread is wound.Windinga Bobbin Winding a bobbin is quick and easy when you follow the directionsbelow. bobbinbeforethreading r Push in indent ('l) on hand wheel disc. r Placebobbinon spindle and pushit to the right. o Wind threadclockwise around front of bobbinwindertensiondisc (4).(Windingstops automatically o Cutthread. r Holdingthread end. 10 . r Slidespoolcap (2) firmlyoverrimof spooltoprevent threadtangling. o Placespoolof threadon spoolpin. Passthread throughsmallholein rimof bobbin. Return hand wheel disc to sewing positionby pressingon side opposite indent. o Leadthreadfrom spooland snap intothreadguide post(3). This will stop the needlefrom moving.Alwayswind the the machine.pushbobbin to the leftand remove it fromspindle. o Trimthreadend from top of bobbin. .frominside.

followthe instructions below . slide o Follow for "Raising directions Bobbin 13.and then into notch(2). Holdingbobbinin place. 1. Whileholding thread on outside. Drawseveralinchesof threadacross bobbin. is in itshighest .guids thread into notch(1). 4. Pull4" (10cm) of thread fromreplacement bobbin and insert bobbin into case. . Open slideplate andremove bobbin.lnserting a Bobbin Toinsert a bobbin. Raise presser foot. Thread" onpage . close plate. asshown. Turnhandwheeltoward you untilneedle position. 2. 3.

Slide spool cap (2) firmly over the rim of the spool to preventthread tangling. To thread your machine correctly.The clear threadingpath helps you avoid threadingerrors.eliminatingmany extra threadingsteps. guides and take-up lever have been designed as internalparts.Threading the Machine Your sewing machine is easily threaded.Tensiondiscs. a a a a a Raise needle to its highest position by turning hand wheel toward you.simply follow the steps below: r Raise presser foot lifter. guide thread into auto tension channel (4) down to needle and firmly pull thread. Snap thread into thread guide post (3). I 3 --< 12 . Place spool of thread on spool pin (1). Following arrows. Thread needlefrom front to back.

to back both threads 13 . Openloopwith fingers bobbin thread. . opening r Pull of machine. Hold needlethread withlefthand. o Pullgentlyon needle threadand bring up bobbinthreadin a loop.the bobbin plate. f tFHl[i 2.Raisingthe Bobbin Thread Once the needlehas beenthreadedand the bobbinplacedin the bobbincase. Turnhand wheelslowlytowardyou. 4. iltffiilllt to tind end of 3. threadmustbe broughtup throughthe holein the needle 1. Continueto do this until needle rises aboveneedleplate. Drawneedlethreadthroughleft side inpresser foot. lowering needle intohole inplate.

length levertothe stitch 14 [i" .Selectinga Pattern The pattern selectordial is numbered1 through14. To reducedial patterns forceto select the stitchlengthcontrol to "O" position. Thestitch length indicator The lower numbersare shorterstitches. turnthepatternselector dialleftor rightto thedesired number. o Tochange thestitchpattern. leftor right. RECOIT'MENDED SETTINGS i:l::iFlFAliil StltchSelectlon: silrbh wtdrh: StllchLength: Foot: NeedlePlate: 1-112lo 4 (B) General Purpose Purpose (A) General L illlln Straight StitchffiJ Adjusting Stitch Length I nn-imI isnumbered 0-4. canbe moved SECTION 3 Straight Stitching project. Shorterstitchesare best for lightweight fabrics. Before beginning Thread Table a sewing check theFabric. andNeedle on page5 for thebestneedle andthread combination foryourfabric.and matchesthe numbersof the illustratedpatterns. as desired.t1 2 1 3 ta ! : l : i FlEal iii r Select a pattern by aligning the number on the dialwiththe indicating dotabove the dial. to sew a Zig-ZagStitch. recommended These have highlighted for settings aregiven. You can adjusteach setting. youwouldturnthe selector dialuntil116 linesup underindicating dot.To slidethe adjustthe lengthof yourstitches. been easyidentification. ffi 5 C 7 a 0 r0 i l t2 1 3 1 4 PATTEFNS REVERSE o For instance. 5 6 7 8 9 1 0 r. Witheachapplication.longerones for heavyfabrics. however.

F] lA . This autotensionfeatureeliminates the needfor you to adjustthe tensionleverfor the majorityof your sewingprojects.AdjustingTh readTension The threadtension on yoursewingmachine has beenpre-set in the autoposition to suitmost sewingapplications. causing a puckered seam tension by moving lever up toward a looser " . Proper tension will produce identical stitches on boththefrontandbackof vour (1)." setting.causingloopsin your seams(3). a loose Too little tension will produce stitch. lever toward down Adjust tension bymoving atighter"+"setting.Adjust stitch. fabric Too much tension will produce a tight (2).

lever in andslideit to theleftto lock.Sewinga Seam Youcan sew seamseasilyand accurately whenyou followthe suggestions below.loose stitches thatcanbeeasily removed. placepinson the underside NEVER of fabric incontact withthefeed.raise presser foot lifter(1) to its "up" position (2). push in reverselever. o The liftercan be raised and heldin the "extra (3)forbulky high"position fabrics.Unlockreverse lever bysliding it back to the rightand lettingit returnto its normal position.pullthemout asyou stitch.where it locks in place. 1+ REVERS€ Stitchrngin Reyerse . thelever YZ o For continuous push reverse stitching. 16 . Machinewill foras longasyou straight stitch in reverse hold in. Toreinforce beginnings or endsof seams. pinsat stitching insert line. r To handbaste. . makelong. Placing Fabric Under Presserfuot o To place fabricunderpresser foot. Basting Pinbasting andhand basting areeasy ways to maketemporary seamsbeforemachine sewing. To pin baste.Donot sew overplns.

slowing speed asyouapproach corner. r Guide fabric tofollow curve. o Use a short stitch for elasticity and strength. line o Continue stitching seam.use one of the guidelines plate. The crosslines guides when stitching square corners. Turn fabric. 17 . bottom edgein linewithguidebringing (1). Sewing Curved Seams r Baste seamline. o Besureneedle isdown infabric. slide o Lineupfabric guidelines withextended on needleplateand stitchseam. nering crosslines stop stitching.KeepingSeamsStraight To keep seamsstraight. o Whenbottom edgeof fabricreaches cor(2) on slideplate. Turnlng Sguare Corners To turn a square corner. o Raisepresserfoot slightly. use crosslines on plate.The most on the needle commonly usedline(1)isextended ontothe (2) serve as slide plate.

sewing closealongzipperteeth.attach leftside of zipperfoot to shank. . Theneedle willenterrightnotch offoot. sewing close along zipperteeth.lnserting aZipper Thezipperpackage willprovide complete instructions for inserting zippers. Whenzipper is to the left of needle. ciY RECOMMENDED SETTINGS StitchSelectlon:StraightStitchi#fl W s*rch wrdrh: Stitch Length: Foot Needle Plate: I =o Hl 1-1t2lo 4 Zipper(E) puroose General .The needle will enter left notch of foot. . Attachrightsideof zipper footto shank whena zipper is to the rightsideof the needle.

check the Fabric. each :lrffFn:i! PATTEFIS AdjustingStitch Width pattern.Thesehavebeen Youcan highlighted for easyidentificalion. i . adjust setting. Theareabetween very 0 and1 willproduce densestitching. the length MUST be set In the 3r/z-4area. however. A Ad justingStitch Length !!lrReveRse I =: Thestitch length indicator isnumbered 0-4. towardanyotherwidthsefting attheright. Towiden or narrow a Special Stitch move the stitch width lever off Straight Stitch. asdesired. 19 . WhensewlngSpeclal 11. formany other sewing Beforebeginning a sewingproject.12 Stltches and13/14 numbered In rcd on thedisplay panel. With each application. However.SECTION4 Speciatstltches The9 Special Stitches onyourmachine have a variety of practical anddecorative uses. slide thestitchlength lever from2 anywhere to 4. thesestitches canbe used projects.Threadand NeedleTableon page5 forthe bestneedle andthread combination foryourfabric. recommended settings have beengiven. For moreopenstitching. Inthis section arerecommended applications for eachstitch.

fabric by movingleverup towarda looser" . balance on thedisplay thestitch byturning ring(1)behind thestitch balance Byturning dial(2). illustrated Whenstitchesare too closetogether(4).a correctlybal. patterns numbered in red 11. thepattern selector #12should appear as ancedfagotingstitch (3). makea testsample withthe threadand fabricyouwill tension beusing. bring the stitch by turning together themcloser ring tothe left. balance 20 . Whenstitchesare too far apan (5). tensionby movinglever down towarda tighter"+"setting.n sion Adju sting Th readTe may require looserthreadtension than others. C_-l ::"lH I :llli ll! J a smooth. Youcanchange theappearance of Special Stitch panel.12 and13/14. :"F I .causing Adjust tension to pucker. stitch a tightstitch Toomuchtensionwillproduce (2). causing loopsin your pattern. ring.To find the Stitchpatterns SomeSpecial proper for yourapplication." setting.ill AdjustingStitch Balance stitch a loose Toolittletensionwillproduce Adjust (3). thestitch balance separate thembyturning ring tothe right. Propertension produces even (1).

turn the hem under.Zig-ZagStitch #6 monogramming or The Zig-ZagStitch can be used when sewing seams. Zig-ZagBlindstitch#7 provides ol different Blindstitching a durable hemfinishthatcanbe usedon a variety a testsample however. lf so.trim and press open. allowance under edgeof seam asshown. Blindstitch@ StitchSefecti on:Zig-Zag . so make first. be sure to place the basting at least th inch (12mm)below the top edge of the hem allowance. 21 . Blindstitching trakes a littlepractice. thatarelikely o Sew seamsas desired.ng stitchto finishseamedges Usea zig-zag of fabrics to unravel. : 6 7A/r SETTINGS RECOMMENDED Stitchselccilcn: Zig-ZagStitchlffi-l wrdth: ilt strtch I I to 4 SlftchLength: Foot NeedlePlate: r[i-F?l (B) Purpose General PurPose General -lfl (A) o Place foot. as shown.letting outerzig-zag falloveredge. as shown. decorating. Wth the wrong side of fabric uppermost. SeamFinishi.appliqu6ing. 7 StitchLengthz2lo 4 (B) Purpose Foot:General Attach blindstitchhem guide Prepare the hem by folding it and pressing it in the usual way. o Stitchcloseto edge. Pin or baste all three layers together in place. creatinga softfold from thetop edge of hem. weight fabrics. You may want to bastethe hemto hold it in place.

overcasting. 22 .Do remove not sew over pins. edges o Cuta lining forreinforcement. canallbedone MendingaTear r Trimragged oftear. Lower the presser loot and begin sewing making certain the straight stitches fall on the edge of the hem and the zig-zag stitches just pierce the soft fold of the work. pinsas you cometothem. thread ends close r lf needed. guide the hem edge in a straight line and feed the soft fold evenly against the wall of the guide. o Trim to fabric. Trim away lining close to stitching. Multi -Stitch Zig -Zag #8 joining Zig-Zag. . sewover .Be sure the flangeof the guide is belween the soft fold and the top of the hem. .rightsideup. Stitch shortening overthelineof thetear. stitchlengthat eachend for reinforce ment. lf layersof fabricare pinnedtogether. side lining towrong i:i I RECOMMENOED SETTINGS Slltch Selectlon: Multi-Stitch Zig-Zag@ Stltch Wldth: Stltch Lenglh: Fool: Needle Plate: 1 or l5li67 (J) Special Purpose General Purpose itFElo r Placetear. underpresser foot. offabric . or reinforcing using theMulti-Stitch Mending.Positionthe hem under the presser foot with the soft fold resting against wall of the guide. tearagain. .While stitching.as shown. Bring andbaste otteartogether theedges offabric. Adjust stitch width il necessary.

. r Trimawaythe fabricunderthe lacenear stitching lines. RECOMMENDED SETTINGS SlllchSelectlon: CrescentStitchlF[6'l rlF-3| < <' Stltch Wldth: I ll . asshown. r Sew in usual manner seams andpress. CrcscentStitch#10 Thisstitchis ideal forborders. r Cutlace to desired size. Centermarkedline underpresser foot andstitch. tie andtrim. o Pullthreads to wrongsideof fabric. Pin lace to right side of fabric where desired. edges. andchildren's wear. BorderD*ign Border designs decorate clothing andmany household items.i I =10 StltchLsnglh: 1 or lower Fook (J) Purpose Special NeedlcPlatc: Purpose General . E 9 LaceTrim Lace lingerie trimmaybeadded to blouses.. t. . smocking andembroidering. Mark stitching lines on fabric where desired. 23 . l' RECOMMENDED SETTINGS Slitch Selectlon: StllchWldth: StltchLength: Foot: NeedlePlale: "M" StitchlF-l 2 or lower (J) Purpose Special GeneralPurpose iFE-90 o Carefully stitchalongbothedges of lace."M" Stitchl#) This stitchcan be usedfor stretchseamsand decorative stitching.

r Trim seam edge 1/a"(6mm) from basting line.the needle shouldmakea firstin onefabric strip. remove sueandbasting. Stltch Selectlon: ffit"n Overedge $irchwrdrh: I llF=I.hemsandlacingsrequiring stretch. o Fold under to bejoined edges andpress. zig-zagstitchesshouldfall over seam eoge. if necessary llm. Baste seams. embroidery. Fagoting Fagoting is an open. . o Stitch along line. . F 'tt OveredgeSeam . RECOMMENDED SETTINGS Stitch Selection: Slilch Widlh: Fagoting Stitch Length: 3-l 12l o 4 Fool: Special Purpose(J) Needle Plate: General Purpose Adjustbalance. Position centerof workundercenter of presser foot. 24 o As you sew. orstrengthening seams. o Bastethe edgest1t"(3mmlapartontoa paper sheet oftissue forsupport. o Remove basting stitches andpress. if necessary .St etch Overedge Stitch#11 Thisstitchis primarily usedto finishseams. Positiontrimmedseam under presser foot. . StilchLang[hz Foo[ 3-11ffi (J) Special Purpose Needle Plale: General Purpose Adjust balance.asshown. Fagoting Stitch #12 patchwork thisstitch Use forfagoting. lacystitch used to join twooieces of fabric. basting r Straight stitches shouldfall on basting line.andthenin stitch theother. Afterstitching tisis completed.

sew a bindingalongouter edges ofwork. .tie andtrim. . asshown. Cutsquare patches to desired size. desired r Pull threadsto wrong side of fabric. if necessary r Place garment rightsideup. .#14 set stitch width to the left and stitch lengthto #4. lt ll = lo . fortopstitching. in usual mannerand r Fortopstitching hard-to-reach areas. 25 m IE-l^ l. underfoot. Sewseams press. RECOMMENOED SETTINGS StilchSelectlon: Fagotingstitchl#l21 Slitch Width: Slilch Lenglh: 3-112to4 Foot: Special Purpose(J) Needle Plate: Purpose General Adjustbalance. andpress. overlappingpatches. o lf desired. To createa straightstretchstitch. il necessary ilm . stretch slitch thatcanalsobeused g 13 Topstitching Topstitching is a practicalway to both decoyourgarment. r Turnunder7e" (6mm) around edges of patch. Slowlytopstitch areas. r Bastepatches to backing wheredesired. Ric-Rac #13/Straight stretch stitch#14 Thisisa heavy-duty.and the FagotingStitchmakes it bothdurableand flexible. rateand reinforce .Patchwork Patchwork can be usedfor both householditemsand clothing. beingsureall edges lineup nextto one another. convertmachine to freearmsewing. r Stitchlengthwise andcrosswise. o Cuta backing to fullsize offinished work. RECOMMENDED SETTINGS SlllchSelectlon: Ric-Rac l#131 /Straight Stretch StitchliiTill Stitch widih: Slltch Lengthz 3-112to 4 Foot SpecialPurpose GeneralPurpose Needle Plate: Adjustbalance. o Pullthreads of work: to underside tieand trim.

Besurebobbin contains enough thread. . o Raise needle. r Position (2). .SECTION 5 Four-Step Buttonholing . needle infabric atpoint o Lower thefootandmakesurethesliding portion of thefoot is all the wayforward.. Raise presser foot. sample . Center (1)of foot a redguideline around beginning lineof buttonhole.. Stitch (4). .place a piece of paper over the fabric when positioningthe garment. Makefour or five stitches. Step2 . in four easy steps.''Fll Lensth: (L) Buttonhole (A) Plate: Purpose General Step 7 . . When sewingdelicatefabrics. ___r Step3 r Select Buttonhole Stitch #1/3. Markbuttonhole position on fabricas indicated in pattern.. . rS 26 . Make4 or 5 stitches ending at point(3). to point down o Raise needle. endingat point(5). 1/ 3 [il G 2 4 Settlngs : Buttonhole Selecllon Stitch widrh:ill-il g--t-+l. When making buttonholes on hard-toreach areas convert machine bed to free arm sewing. Your machinemakesbuttonholes ' You never need to movethe fabric or reposition theneedle. o Select Buttonhole Stitch #1/3. . Always makea practice buttonhole on a ofyourfabric.This will prevent the teeth on the undersideof the foot from pickingand pullingthe fabric. Place fabric underfoot. Raiseneedle. Sefect Buttonhole Stilch#2. . .Lower the presserfoot and slip the paperout from under the foot.

located theselector behind dial. o Raiseneedle. Raise presser foot and remove garment from machine. Clipthreadends. turn stitch balancering slightly to the leftuntil both sides areequal. . 27 . il ) *. lf the leftsideof stitching is tooopen(9). r Carefullycut buttonhole openingwith a seamripperor small.sharpscissors Adjusting Balance ol Buttonhote lf thetwostitching sides of yourbuttonhole areunequal. . il o Select ButtonholeStitch #4. . weight fabrics On someheavy an adjustmentmight be necessary. sideof stitching istooopen turnstitch balance ringslightlyto theright untilbothsides areequal. . Stitch up to point (6). .Step 4 =ffi ) $. turnthestitch balance ring(7). lf theright (8).

o Insert bobbinand closeslideplate. butcan move slightly.removeplug from the socket outlet. Turnlever(2) towardyou.slide it under pin(6) andpushit to the left. Raisepresser footand needle. ToReplace BobbrnCase . . the needle first. r Liftout bobbincase. Openslideplate andremove bobbin. lockingbobbin casein place. NOTE:Afterlocking casein place. olatemustbe removed . turn lever (2) backas far as it willgo. 28 . BobbinCase ToRemove o With a small screwdriver. . Guide forked end (3) of bobbin case under feed(4).be sureit is not tight. Draw rim of bobbincase underposition plate (5). . o To removethe bobbin case. r To replace needleplate. . Lift needleplate(1) from rightcornerand slideoutfromunder foot.SECTION 6 Caring forYour Machine Removing and Replacing Bobbrn Case C AU TION : B eforecl eani ngor adj usti ng the machine. o Pressneedleplatedownin place.

Loosen screw(1). o Pullbulb down andoutofsocket. ddd 29 . /rrrrrul \ G \* - \k .Be sure to replace the face plate w h i c h c overs the l i ght bul b before operating the machine. r Insert screwand tighten.make sure you have removed plug from socket outlet. and remove . o Reposition face plateby slidingtop edge of plateunderedgeof top cover. Line up screw hole in plate with screw holein machine.the faceplatemust firstbe removed. o Thismachine to usea 1s-Watt is designed lightbulb. Slide face plate down and away from rnachine. To Removethe Light Bulb .Removing LightBulb and Replacing CAUT:I. maximum Tochangethe lightbulb. Push new bulb up into socket and turn to the right untilpinslockintoposition. Pushbulb up intosocket (2) and turn tothe leftto unlock bulbpins. .pN: r Be fo rechangi ngl i ght bul b. To Replace the Light Bulb .

removethe bobbin case for cleaning) (ifnecessary. take a few minutes clean.Cleaningthe Machine Your machineis designedto give you many years of dependable service. dampen -machinesurface toclean a softcloth andusea mild soap thesurface) plateas instructed and Remove needle witha lintbrush.Howoftenyou cleanit depends to keepthe machine on howoftenyou useit. lintor dust Using from: -presseroar -needle bar (ifthere -bobbin case isa lotof lintinthis area.To ensurethis reliability. clean exposed area . ilt[ilil remove the lintbrush.

thismanual difficulties lookbackthrough may thereminders below correctly following theinstructions. lf youstillhave a problem. NeedleDoesNotMoye ls machine connected to electrical supply? lsthepower andlight switch on? lscontroller connected? ls airsupply fromcontroller clear? Needle MovesBut Stitch lsNotFormed ls needle defective? ls needle fully inserted intoneedle clamp? Arebobbin andneedle correctly threaded? ls bobbin correctly inserted into bobbin case? NeedleBreafts ls needle straight andsharp? ls needle correct size? ls needle fullyinserted intoneedle clamp? properly Arecontrols set? Areaccessories forapplication? correct Bobbi n Wi nding Dilticulties lsthread unwinding freely fromspool? ls bobbin winder engaged? lsthread endsecurely heldatstart ofwind? UpperThread Breaks properly ls machine threaded? lsthread freely unwinding from spool? ls proper spool capbeing used? ls needle correct forthread? size ls upper thread tension tootight? ls bobbin caseproperly inserted? ls bobbin rimfree of nicks? LowerThread Breaks ls bobbin correctly wound? lsbobbin correctly inserted into bobbin case? ls bobbin casecorrectlythreaded? SkrppedStitches properly ls machine threaded? lsfabric firmly held down? ls needle correct style andsize? ls needle straight andsharp? Fabric Does NotMove Proper$ Under Presser Foot ls presser footcorrectly attached to machine? ls presser footlowered? lsstitch length correctly set? QI . helpyouto correct it.Pertormance Checklist sureyouare Whensewing to make occur.

Stralght Stitch PreeserFool (D). 2.u@ Fl 9 K ffi. assi sts i n threadingmachineneedle.Addi tionaI Accessories AdditionalAccessories for your sewing machine are availableat your sewingcenter. and decorativedesigns.ru @ \ 6. Blindstitch Presser Foot (K). use wilh Overedge Stretch Stitch for seams in stretch fabrics.".Also excellentforplaids. used to pick and cut . 11. and NeedlePlale (C). 5. Twln Needle and Spool Pln (R). sM. stretchand bonded fabrics. helps guide fabric for nearlyinvisibleblindstitchhems. 7. threadsquickly and neatly.'[R tN 10.stripes and topstitching. *|]\ ilil+w. . Seam Ripper. 4. Seam Gulde (N). Narrow Hemmer Foot is used to stitch a narrowhemin a singleoperation.. N eedl e Threader (P ). helps keep seam allowance even. is recommendedfor free motion work.holds buttons securelyfor fastening.are used when straight fabrics. EvenFeed Fool (M). are used for decorative twin needle (2 threads)stitching on woven and knit labrics. stitchinglight-weight f fi K 32 . 8. u. Button Sewlng Foot (H).g"k 3. Darning and Embroidery Foot (G). is used for sewing hard to feed pile. St'trvt 1. Oveledge Foot. v. 9 .*. monogramming such as embroidery.

. 7 Corne rs.. 22 Blindstitch Hem Guide 4.20 Thr ead .. . . . . .. .. .... ..... ... 12 Tops t it c h i n g . 25. 16 F ace Plate ...lndex A ccesso ries . . .5 PlacingFa bricUn der Foot . .23 Fagor i n gS t i t c h .14 St r aig h r S t i r c h . . . 16 B lind stitch He ms.4.. . 22 Tens ion ..4 Cha ng ing ..16. .... 28 Remo vin g . 4 Spec i a lP u r p o s e Pr es s er F o o t L i f t e r ..25 Pat c hwo r k Per lor m a n c e C h e c k l i s t .. . . 26 23 .. .. . 30 B obbinTh rea d.. ... Stitch . . .. 20.z a l . .19 St it c h Le n g l h ... .19 s t it c hwid t h Tear s . . . . ... .. . . .10 SpoolCa p s Stitch Patterns Blinds t i t c h .. . 7 O pe ratin gThe Machine .. .S t i t c h Z i g ....... .... 8. . ... . ... . 28 Clea nin g . . . .. ....... 25 . . .. 4 Chang i n g . .. 18 Zipper .... ... 17 F ab rics .... . 21 .22 B obbin . 11 B obbinCa se . .... ...... . ....Za g s t i t c h ... . . . .... . . ... 16 Seams: Cur v e d .. ..... 26... 32 B alan ce . .. 10 In se rting .. . . . . 26 Buttonholing.. ... ....... .. . 23 M ult i. .. 29 LightBu lb Re pla cin g . .... ln s e r t i n g A . .. 24 St r et c hO v e r e d g e 21 Zig.... .. . . . Tu rnin gSq uar e . ... Lac eTrim ........ .... .. .. . .. .18 Zipper Fo o t . 33 .. . .. ... .. . ... .24 O v er e d g e Seam .Raising .. ........... .... 4.. ...17 .. . 4 Sele ctin g .... . . . 17 Sewin g A S e a m . 30 Conn ecting The Machine . . . .. 14. .. ... . ..... . .. ....9 G ener a lP u r p o s e . . 28 . 30 LintBrush Needle s .. 16 Pr inc ipa P l arts .. .. ... . ...4 .8 Needle Plate ..25 . .M e l d i n S . 9 F ago ting .. . ..... . .... 22 Ric-Rac/Straight SrrelchStitch.31 Pr es s er Feet .24 "M " S r i t c h . .21 .. . . ... . ... 24 F ree-ArmSewin g . . ...... . . . 29 .. .... ..27 Carin gFo r Yo ur Machine . 4.. 3O Clea nin g The Machin e . . . .5 Cha ng ing . 23 B ut to nh ofe Pre sser F oot . 13 B orderDe sig ns ... .... 4. . .15. ...2. ... .. .. . 29 F eedCover .... 28.. .. . . . .. 29....24 Keepi n g S t r a i g h t .... .... . . ... 5 Thr eadin g The Machine .... 4 Wind ing . .. . . 22 Zig-Za7 Cr es c e n t S t i t c h . 4.. .17 Finis h e s . ... ... . ... .. . ... . . Four Step . . ..3 Rev er s e S t i t c h i n g ....... . .. .. ..... . 27 B astin g . . ... ...

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