KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE

SEWING BASICS

UTILITY STITCHES

APPENDIX

Computerized Sewing Machine

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 -never be leftthe risk of electric shock: in. Always unplug the machine To reduce 1. The machine should unattended while plugged
from the electrical outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.

- To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons: 1. Do not allow this machine to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when the machine is used by or near children. 2. Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this manual. Use only accessories recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual. 3. Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the machine to the nearest authorized dealer or service center for examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment. 4. Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the machine and foot control free from the accumulation of lint, dust, and loose cloth. 5. Never drop or insert any object into any opening. 6. Do not use outdoors. 7. Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered. 8. To disconnect, turn the main switch to the symbol “ ” position which represents off, then remove plug from outlet. 9. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord. 10. Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the machine needle. 11. Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break. 12. Do not use bent needles. 13. Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the needle causing it to break. 14. Switch the machine to the symbol “ ” position when making any adjustments in the needle area, such as threading needle, changing needle, threading bobbin, or changing presser foot, and the like. 15. Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or when making any other user servicing adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual. 16. This sewing machine is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. (For Australia and New Zealand only) 17. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with this machine. 18. If the Light unit is damaged, it must be replaced by authorized dealer. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS This machine is intended for household use.

WARNING

FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA AND CYPRUS ONLY
If this machine is fitted with a three-pin non-rewireable BS 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 served from the main lead must be destroyed as a plug with bared flexible cords is hazardous if engaged in a live socket outlet. In the event of replacing the plug fuse, use a fuse approved by ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying the mark, 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 Brown Neutral 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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2 . PLEASE READ BEFORE USING THIS MACHINE For safe operation 1. Do not use extension cords. and should never be used. first follow the troubleshooting table in the back of the operation manual to inspect and adjust the machine yourself. halogen lamp. Be sure to keep your eye on the needle while sewing. needle. needle.brother.com The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice. 4. thread takeup lever. 2. To fully enjoy all the features. Do not drop or hit the machine. For additional product information and updates. Use only neutral soaps or detergents to clean the case. If the problem persists.CONGRATULATIONS ON CHOOSING OUR MACHINE Your machine is one of the most advanced computerized household sewing machines. visit our web site at www. Do not store anything on the foot controller. please consult your local authorized Brother dealer. or other parts to assure correct installation. Remember to turn off the power switch and unplug the cord when: • Operation is completed • Replacing or removing the needle or any other parts • A power failure occurs during use • Maintaining the machine • Leaving the machine unattended 3. thinner. or other hot objects. 4. For repair or adjustment In the event a malfunction occurs or adjustment is required. iron. When storing this machine. the presser feet. Do not use or store the machine near a space heater. avoid direct sunlight and high humidity locations. Benzene. we suggest that you study the manual before using the machine. Plug the machine directly into the wall. Do not touch the hand wheel. 3. 2. or other moving parts. Always consult the operation manual when replacing or installing any assemblies. For a longer service life 1. and scouring powders can damage the case and machine.

.............................................................................................. 27 Starting to sew ..... 10 THREADING THE MACHINE ......................... 10 Sewing speed controller (for models equipped with the start/stop button) .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................9 Power supply precautions ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30 Sewing thick fabrics ...................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Needle and presser foot section ..................................................5 NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 28 Thread tension ...... 6 Operation buttons ............................................ 19 REPLACING THE NEEDLE ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 7 ACCESSORIES ......................................................................................................................................................................... 29 USEFUL SEWING TIPS ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................26 SEWING .................................. 26 Selecting stitching ......................................................................................................... 24 Replacing the presser foot ........................................................................ 21 Sewing with a twin needle ............................................................................................................ 14 Upper threading ... 30 Sewing curves ........................................ 10 Changing the needle stop position ................................................................................................8 Optional accessories ............................................................................................................................................................... 23 REPLACING THE PRESSER FOOT ............................................... 9 Power supply ..................................... 8 USING YOUR SEWING MACHINE .................................. 24 Removing the presser foot holder ................... 7 Flat bed attachment ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 31 Sewing stretch fabrics ............................................................................................ 30 Trial sewing ..................................................................................................................................................... 25 2.................... 11 Winding the bobbin ...................................................................................................................................... 6 Operation panel ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 9 Foot controller ............... 5 The main parts .............................. 30 Changing the sewing direction .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 31 Using a free-arm style ....................................... SEWING BASICS ......................................................................................................................... 30 Sewing thin fabrics ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 20 Needle precautions .............................................................................. 31 3 ........................................................................................................................................... 11 Lower threading ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20 Needle types and their uses ............................ 26 General sewing procedure .............................................. KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ........................... 21 Replacing the needle .................................................................................................. 16 Drawing up the lower thread .............................. 20 Checking the needle ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................CONTENTS 1......................................................................................................................................

............................ 41 APPLIQUÉ.............................................................................. 41 Stretch stitching ............................................................................................................ 43 Piecing .................................................................................................................................................. 34 BUTTONHOLE SEWING ................................................................................................................................................................. 49 Scallop stitching ............................................................................................................................................................. 41 Elastic attaching .....................—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 3........................................................................................................ 59 ERROR MESSAGES .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 50 Shell tuck stitching ............... 40 SEWING STRETCH FABRICS AND ELASTIC TAPE ....... 43 Quilting .............. 49 Smocking ................. 35 Button sewing ..... 62 Operation beep (for models equipped with the operation beep) ........................................................................................................................................................ 52 MAINTENANCE .......................................................... 52 Utility stitches ..................................... 57 TROUBLESHOOTING .................................................................................................. 33 BLIND HEM STITCHING .. 46 Bar tack stitching ....... 50 Joining ................................................................................................................................................................................. 62 INDEX ..................................................................................................... 33 Basic stitching ............. 57 Cleaning the bobbin case ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48 Fagoting .................................................................................. 45 REINFORCEMENT STITCHING ...................................................................................................................................... 44 Free-motion quilting ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 42 Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32 BASIC STITCHING ............................................................................................... 42 Appliqués ......................................................32 OVERCASTING STITCHES ................................................................................................................................................................................. 57 Cleaning the machine surface .............................................................................................................. 51 Heirloom stitching .................................................................................................................................................................................... PATCHWORK AND QUILT STITCHING ................................................................................. 38 ZIPPER INSERTION ....................................................................................................................... 46 Triple stretch stitching ................................... 46 DECORATIVE STITCHING ................................................ UTILITY STITCHES ....................................................... 63 4 ................................................................................. 51 4........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ APPENDIX .........................................................................................................................................................................................52 STITCH SETTINGS ......................................................................................................................................................

l Main power and sewing light switch (page 9) You can turn the main power and sewing light switch on and off. j Operation panel (page 7) This is used to select the stitch and specify the various settings. 5 . h Flat bed attachment with accessory compartment (pages 7 and 31) i Operation buttons (page 6) The operation buttons differ depending on the sewing machine model.1 KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS The main parts 1 a Bobbin winder (page 11) This winds the thread onto the bobbin for use as the lower thread. b Spool pin (pages 11 and 16) This holds the spool of thread. c Hole for extra spool pin (page 23) This holds a second spool of thread for sewing with two needles. q Foot controller (page 10) You can use this to control the sewing speed. and to start and stop sewing. p Presser foot lever (page 16) Used to raise and lower the presser foot. d Upper tension-control dial (page 29) This controls the tension of the upper thread. k Handwheel Used to manually raise and lower the needle. m Jack/socket connector (page 9) Insert the plug on the power supply cord into the jack/ socket connector. n Foot controller jack/socket (page 10) Plug in the foot controller plug. o Feed dog position lever (pages 38 and 45) Use the feed dog position lever to lower the feed dogs. f Thread take-up lever (page 17) g Thread cutter (page 29) Pass the threads through the thread cutter to cut them. e Thread guide (pages 11 and 16) This is used when winding the thread onto the bobbin and then threading the machine.

When sewing is stopped. j Needle bar thread guide Pass the upper thread through the needle bar thread guide. b Reverse/reinforcement stitch button Press the reverse/reinforcement stitch button to sew reverse stitches. h Bobbin cover Open the bobbin cover to set the bobbin. Reverse stitches are sewn by keeping the button pressed down to sew in the opposite direction. a Presser foot lever Raise and lower the presser foot lever to raise and lower the presser foot. ■ Buttons provided on some models c Start/stop button (for models equipped with the start/stop button) Press the start/stop button to start or stop sewing. d Needle position button (for models equipped with the needle position button) Press the needle position button to raise or lower the needle. e Presser foot The presser foot applies pressure consistently on the fabric as the sewing takes place. e Sewing speed controller (for models equipped with the sewing speed controller) Slide the sewing speed controller to adjust the sewing speed. For details. i Needle plate The needle plate is marked with guides for sewing straight seams. Operation buttons The operation buttons help you to easily perform various basic sewing machine operations. k Needle clamp screw Use the needle clamp screw to hold the needle in place. Attach the appropriate presser foot for the selected stitching. refer to “Sewing reinforcement stitches” (page 29). 6 .KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ————————————————————————————————————————— Needle and presser foot section d Presser foot holder screw Use the presser foot holder screw to hold the presser foot holder in place. f Feed dogs The feed dogs feed the fabric in the sewing direction. b Needle threader (for models equipped with the needle threader) (page 17) c Presser foot holder The presser foot is installed onto the presser foot holder. The machine sews at a slow speed at the beginning of sewing while the button is depressed. the needle is lowered in the fabric. a Buttonhole lever Lower the buttonhole lever when sewing buttonholes and bar tacks. g Quick-set bobbin (for models equipped with the quickset bobbin) You can start sewing without pulling up the bobbin thread. For details. refer to “Starting to sew” (page 28). The operation buttons differ depending on the sewing machine model. Pressing the button twice sews one stitch.

Slide the flat bed attachment to the left to 1 a LCD (Liquid crystal display) The selected stitch (1). (Press the “–” side to reduce the stitch length. Flat bed attachment The accessories are stored in a compartment inside the flat bed attachment. and stitch width in millimeters (4) are displayed. refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 27). and be lost or damaged. b Stitch selection keys Press the stitch selection keys. c Stitch length adjustment key Press this key to adjust the stitch length. and then store the bag inside the compartment. presser foot that should be used (2). they may fall out. (Press the “–” side to reduce the stitch width. For details. press the “+” side to increase the stitch width.) a Flat bed attachment b Storage compartment Note ● Put the accessories in the bag. a open it. stitch length in millimeters (3).) d Stitch width adjustment key Press this key to adjust the stitch width.Operation panel The operation panel. press the “+” side to increase the stitch length. 7 . allows you to select a stitch and specify how the stitch will be sewn. located on the front of the sewing machine. If the accessories are not in a bag. and then select the number for the stitch that you wish to use.

ES-2000. 12. only) ● Foot controller: Model T This foot controller can be used on the following machine models: CS-100. 2. CS-6000i. 1 2 3 Part Name Walking Foot Quilting Foot 1/4-Inch Quilting Foot Part Code U. 13. No.A.A. CS-6000.A. 5. / Canada Others XC2691-031 9 Bobbin (4) XC3098-031 10 Needle set X53840-331 11 Twin needle X59370-021 12 Cleaning brush XC3021-031 13 Screwdriver XC4051-031 14 Extra spool pin X59375-121 15 Foot controller X54243-001 Part Code U. 7. CS-770 ● The screw of the presser foot holder is available through your authorized dealer. EX-660. CS-4000. 10. 15.S. 9. / Canada Others F016N: SA132 XC2215-002 135793-001 8 .S. ES-2400.S. (Part code: 132730-122) 1.S. XR-7700. 4 5 Part Name Quilting guide Eyelet punch Part Code U. 8. Part Name U. No. 6. / Canada Others XA5539-151 SA156 XC8834-021 131096-121 X59476-021 X55467-021 130920-021 XD0501-021 (EU area) XC8816-021 (Other areas) Optional accessories 1. 5. 3.A. BC-1000. 14.KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ————————————————————————————————————————— ACCESSORIES The following accessories are stored in the flat bed attachment. 3. HS-1000. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Part Name Buttonhole foot “A” Overcasting foot “G” Monogramming foot “N” Zipper foot “I” Zigzag foot “J” (on machine) Blind stitch foot “R” Button fitting foot “M” Seam ripper Part Code No. CE-5000PRW. 4. / Canada Others F033N: SA140 XC2214-002 F005N: SA129 XC1948-002 F001N: SA125 XC1944-002 No.S. 2.A. We have designed these accessories to help you be able to carry out most sewing tasks. 75/11 1 needle 90/14 1 needle 100/16 1 needle 11. 4. CE-4000. Note (For U. SM-6500PRW.

A. Using other power sources may result in fire. set the main power ”. or damage to the machine. Do not modify the plug in any way. always turn off the main power first. turn off the sewing machine and unplug the power supply cord. Fire or electric shock may result. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet. damaged. or lead to fire or electric shock. To reduce the risk of electric shock. only) ● This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade wider than the other). Pulling on the cord may damage the cord. ● When unplugging the machine. Do not subject the cord to heat. electric shock. The sewing lamp comes on when the machine is turned on. modified. Do not place heavy objects on the cord. If the cord or plug is damaged.USING YOUR SEWING MACHINE Power supply precautions Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the power supply. this plug is intended to fit in a polarized outlet only one way. ● Do not touch the plug with wet hands. (For U. Note ● If a power outage occurs while the sewing machine is being operated. When restarting the sewing machine. 9 . forcefully bent. The sewing lamp goes off when the machine is turned off. Power supply a c switch to “ To turn off the machine. Insert the plug into a wall outlet. If it still does not fit. contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. take the machine to your authorized dealer for repairs before continuing use. Otherwise a fire may result. Electric shock may result. ● 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-plug adapters with many other appliances plugged in to them. ● Do not allow the power cord to be cut. ● Unplug the power cord if the machine is not to be used for a long period of time. twisted. pulled. a Main power switch b Jack/socket connector b Set the main power switch to “I”. follow the necessary procedure to correctly operate the machine.S. reverse the plug. Always grasp the plug to remove it from the outlet. or bundled. 1 WARNING ● Use only regular household electricity for the power source. These things may damage the cord and cause fire or electric shock.

b key) on the left and turn on the sewing machine. be sure to turn off the sewing machine in order to prevent the machine from accidentally being started. Slide the sewing speed controller to the left or Slide the sewing speed controller to the left to sew at a slower speed. the sewing machine is set to leave the needle in the fabric when sewing is stopped. When you take your foot off the foot controller. a Turn off the sewing machine. a Sewing speed controller • The speed set using the sewing speed controller is the foot controller’s maximum sewing speed. Hold down the “–” side of (stitch selection After turning on the sewing machine. a Foot controller jack/socket CAUTION ● When connecting the foot controller. Slower Faster You should make sure that nothing is placed on the foot controller when the machine is not in use. release the “–” side of (stitch selection key).KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ————————————————————————————————————————— Foot controller Insert the foot controller plug into its jack/socket on the rear side of the sewing machine. Sewing speed controller (for models equipped with the start/stop button) a right to select the desired sewing speed. The needle stop position changes to the raised position. Doing so could cause a fire or an electric shock. the machine will run at a low speed. Changing the needle stop position Normally. When you press harder. Memo • Perform the same operation to change the needle stop position to the lowered position. CAUTION ● Do not allow pieces of cloth and dust to build up on the foot controller. 10 . Note ● When the foot controller is plugged in. Instead. When you press the foot controller down lightly. the machine can be set to leave the needle raised when sewing is stopped. the machine’s speed will increase. the start/stop button cannot be used to start or stop sewing (only for models equipped with the start/stop button). or slide the speed controller to the right to sew at a faster speed. the machine will stop.

SFB: XA5539-151). see page 13. Pull up the spool pin as far as possible.THREADING THE MACHINE Winding the bobbin This section describes how to wind the thread onto the bobbin. ● We designed the bobbin that comes with this machine. and Put the bobbin onto the bobbin winder shaft Pass the thread around the pre-tension disk. CAUTION ● If the spool of thread is not in the right place. If you use bobbins from other models. Only use the bobbin that comes with this machine or bobbins of the same type (part code: SA156. Turn the bobbin clockwise. Using other bobbins may cause damage to the machine. SFB: XA5539-151) that have been designed for this sewing machine. b Other models d and slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right. 1 a Pre-tension disk b Bobbin winder shaft c Bobbin CAUTION ● Only use bobbins (part code: SA156. • For details on the fast bobbin winding. the machine will not work properly. Actual size 11. the thread may tangle on the spool pin. 11 . c the bobbin from the inside of the bobbin. by hand. until the spring on the shaft slides into the groove of the bobbin. Pass the end of the thread through the hole on 1 a Spring on the shaft b Groove of the bobbin e 2 Turn on the sewing machine.5 mm (7/16 inch) This model a then put a spool of thread on this pin.

Cut the thread. the machine will make a clicking sound. ● When the sewing machine is started or the handwheel is turned after winding the thread around the bobbin. and may break the needle. gently (start/ stop button) (for models equipped with the start/stop button) to wind the thread around the bobbin a few times. CAUTION ● Make sure you follow the instructions carefully. i stop button) (for models equipped with the Press the foot controller or press start/stop button) to start. (For models CAUTION ● Not winding the bobbin properly may cause the thread tension to loosen. Memo g Trim the excess thread above the bobbin.KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ————————————————————————————————————————— f press the foot controller or press While holding the end of the thread. when the thread runs low it may tangle around the bobbin and cause the needle to break. If you do not cut the thread completely. j spinning slowly. ● When the foot controller is plugged in. and the bobbin is wound. connect the foot controller before turning on the machine.) 1 a Wound evenly b Wound poorly 2 a Sewing speed controller 12 . ● The needle bar does not move when you slide the bobbin winding shaft to the right. h (to set the speed to fast). k to the left and remove the bobbin. (start/ Note ● If the sewing machine is to be operated using the foot controller. Then stop the machine. this is not a malfunction. slide the bobbin winder shaft l original position (for models equipped with Slide the sewing speed controller back to its the sewing speed controller). take your foot off the foot When the bobbin seems full and begins controller or press (start/stop button) (for models equipped with the start/stop button). Slide the sewing speed controller to the right equipped with the sewing speed controller. the start/stop button cannot be used to start or stop sewing (only for models equipped with the start/stop button).

(start/ h stop button) (for models equipped with the a Notch b Bobbin winder shaft spring c Note ● If the sewing machine is to be operated using the foot controller. ● When the foot controller is plugged in. take (start/stop button) (for models equipped with the start/stop button).■ For models equipped with the fast bobbin winding system Follow steps 1 through 2 of the procedure in a “Winding the bobbin” to pass the thread around the pre-tension disk (page 11). use your While holding the thread that wraps around the right hand to wind the free end of the thread clockwise around the bobbin five or six times. connect the foot controller before turning on the machine. Cut the thread. j to the left and remove the bobbin. CAUTION ● Be sure to cut the thread as described. If the bobbin is wound without cutting the thread using the cutter built into the slit in the bobbin winder seat. b so that the spring on the shaft fits into the f (to set the speed to fast) (for models equipped Slide the sewing speed controller to the right with the sewing speed controller). slide the bobbin winder shaft e the slit in the bobbin winder seat. and may break the needle. When the bobbin begins spinning slowly. the start/stop button cannot be used to start or stop sewing (only for models equipped with the start/stop button). 1 a Wound evenly b Wound poorly 2 13 . the thread may become tangled in the bobbin or the needle may bend or break when the bobbin thread starts to run out. a Slit in bobbin winder seat (with built-in cutter) The thread is cut to a suitable length. Press the foot controller or press start/stop button) to start. d pre-tension disk with your left hand. Turn on the sewing machine. Pull the thread to the right and pass it through k original position (for models equipped with Slide the sewing speed controller back to its the sewing speed controller). i your foot off the foot controller or press Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right. 1 a Sewing speed controller g Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder shaft notch in the bobbin. CAUTION ● Not winding the bobbin properly may cause the thread tension to loosen.

1 a Wound evenly b Wound poorly 2 d down with your finger. and raise the presser foot lever. and then pass the Hold the end of the thread. as shown. • Only use bobbins that were designed to be used with this machine. Put the left tab in 14 . reinsert the thread. this is not a malfunction. Raise the needle to its highest position by turning a the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) or press (needle position button) (for models equipped with the needle position button). 1 2 a Cover b Slide button c the direction shown by the arrow. If it is not inserted. it may cause the thread tension to be incorrect or break the needle. see page 15. • Make sure that the thread is correctly inserted through the tension-adjusting spring of the bobbin case. • For more details on quick-set bobbin. If bobbins from other models are used. Put the bobbin in so the thread comes out in Lower threading Install the bobbin wound with thread. ● The needle bar does not move when you slide the bobbin winding shaft to the right. CAUTION ● Make sure you set the bobbin so the thread unrolls in the right direction. you could be injured. SFB: XA5539-151). Use only the enclosed bobbin or bobbins of the same type (part code: SA156. and then press lightly on Replace the bobbin cover. ● The bobbin was designed specifically for this sewing machine. 1 a Tension-adjusting spring e place (see arrow a). the machine will make a clicking sound. If the thread unrolls in the wrong direction. breaking the needle and resulting in injury. CAUTION ● Winding the bobbin improperly may cause the thread tension to loosen.KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ————————————————————————————————————————— b Memo ● When the sewing machine is started or the handwheel is turned after winding the thread around the bobbin. Actual size 11. If you accidentally step on the foot controller and the machine starts to sew.5 mm (7/16 inch) This model Other models CAUTION ● Make sure you turn the power off while threading the machine. push the bobbin thread through the slit. Slide the button and open the cover. the machine will not operate correctly.

the right side (see arrow b) until the cover clicks into place. Be sure to thread the machine as indicated. 1 a Tension-adjusting spring b Slide the button and open the cover. and then press lightly on Put the bobbin in. and raise the presser foot lever. If you want to draw up the bobbin thread before you start to sew. 1 a Cutter 15 . • Only use bobbins that were designed to be used with this machine. it may cause the thread tension to be incorrect or break the needle. d place (see arrow a). CAUTION ● Make sure you set the bobbin so the thread unrolls in the right direction. reinsert the thread. If the thread unrolls in the wrong direction. feed the end of the thread Replace the bobbin cover. Memo ● You can begin sewing immediately without drawing up the bobbin thread. Put the left tab in the right side (see arrow b) until the cover clicks into place. ■ For models equipped with the quick-set bobbin a the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) or Raise the needle to its highest position by turning press (needle position button) (for models equipped with the needle position button). Memo ● The order that the bobbin thread should be passed through the bobbin case is indicated by marks around the bobbin case. and then pull the thread to cut it. 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 diagram). 1 2 a Cover b Slide button c through the slit. If it is not inserted. follow to the procedure in “Drawing up the lower thread” (page 19). • Make sure that the thread is correctly inserted through the tension-adjusting spring of the bobbin case.

the sewing machine can not be threaded. a Spool pin b Thread guide c Mark on the handwheel CAUTION ● Make sure you thread the machine properly. Be sure to turn the handwheel so that the mark on the wheel points up before threading the sewing machine. 16 . Otherwise. • For details on the needle threader. a Presser foot lever or a Mark b Needle position button • If the needle is not correctly raised. see page 17. Raise the presser foot using the presser foot b toward you (counterclockwise) so that the Raise the needle by turning the handwheel mark on the wheel points up. or press (needle position button) (for models equipped with the needle position button) once or twice to raise the needle.KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ————————————————————————————————————————— Upper threading Set the upper thread and thread the needle. the thread could tangle and break the needle. a lever.

the thread may tangle on the spool pin and cause the needle to break. Pull up the spool pin as far as possible. such as the twin needle and wing needle. Put the thread behind the needle bar thread The thread can easily be passed behind the needle bar thread guide by holding the thread in your left hand. 1 Feed the upper thread as shown in the figure Make sure you guide the thread through the e thread take-up lever from right to left. CAUTION ● If the spool of thread is in the wrong place. c hook the thread onto the guide. If you are using those types of threads or needles. ■ Using the needle threader (for models equipped with the needle threader) CAUTION ● The needle threader can only be used with home sewing machine needles size 75/11100/16. Make sure the main power switch is off when threading the needle by hand. d on the previous page.c then put a spool of thread on this pin. you can only use needles in the range of 90/14-100/16. a 5 cm (2 inch) a Needle holder b Needle threader lever c Guide 17 . then feeding the thread with your right hand. ● If you incorrectly feed the thread you may cause sewing problems. While lowering the needle threader lever. Check the table on page 20 for the appropriate needle and thread combinations. Thread the needle from front to back and pull g out about 5 cm (2 inch) of thread. Follow steps 1 through 6 of the procedure in the needle bar thread guide. thread the eye of the needle by hand. a “Upper threading” to thread the machine to a Thread take-up lever f guide above the needle. If you are using transparent nylon monofilament thread. b a Needle bar thread guide Lower the presser foot lever. the upper thread cannot be wrapped around the thread take-up lever. and Note ● If the thread take-up lever is lowered. or is set incorrectly. Make sure you raise the presser foot lever and the thread take-up lever before you feed the upper thread. ● You cannot use the needle threader if you are using decorative threads or special needles.

The end of the needle threader rotates toward you and the hook passes through the eye of the needle. 18 . e Catch the thread on the hook as shown below.KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ————————————————————————————————————————— d Fully lower the needle threader lever. release the thread through the needle. a 5 cm (2 inch) Note ● If you incorrectly feed the thread you may cause sewing problems. a Hook b Thread f needle threader lever. g the needle toward the back of the sewing Pull out about 5 cm (2 inch) of thread through machine. The hook will pull the While lightly holding the thread.

handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) so that the mark on the wheel points up or by pressing (needle position button) (for models equipped with the needle position button) once or twice. d and pull them toward the back of the machine Pull out about 10 cm (4 inch) of both threads under the presser foot. a of the arrow. 19 . b Needle position button Pull on the upper thread to draw up the lower • The bobbin cover should still be removed. When sewing gathers or darts. a Mark c thread.Drawing up the lower thread a Lightly hold the end of the upper thread. you can draw up the lower thread by hand so that some thread will be left over. and leave it there without or Pass the thread along the slit in the direction cutting it. b steps 1 to 4. c a Upper thread b Lower thread Draw up the lower thread as described in Replace the bobbin cover. Before you draw up the lower thread. a Upper thread b Lower thread ■ For models equipped with the quick-set bobbin You can begin sewing immediately without drawing up the bobbin thread. 1 a Upper thread b raise the needle either by turning the While holding the end of the upper thread. put the bobbin back in.

20 . Needle types and their uses The sewing machine needle that should be used depends on the fabric and thread thickness. the thicker the thread. ● Never use bent needles. Use of any other needle may bend the needle or damage the machine. CAUTION ● Only use home sewing machine needles. Be sure to read and carefully follow the instructions below. Bent needles can easily break. regardless of the fabric being sewn. ● Use a 90/14 to 100/16 needle with transparent nylon threads. and the larger the needle number. possibly resulting in injury.KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ————————————————————————————————————————— REPLACING THE NEEDLE This section provides information on sewing machine needles. Failure to observe these precautions is extremely dangerous. Satin Denim Thick fabrics Stretch fabrics Corduroy Tweed Jersey Tricot Size of Needle 65/9–75/11 Memo ● The smaller the thread number. Gabardine Lawn Thin fabrics Georgette Challis. the thicker the needle. ● A 75/11 needle is already installed when the sewing machine is purchased. ● Use the ball point needle when sewing on stretch fabrics or fabrics where skipped stitches easily occur. Refer to the following table when choosing the thread and needle appropriate for the fabric that you wish to sew. Thread Type Cotton thread Synthetic thread Silk thread Cotton thread Synthetic thread Silk thread Cotton thread Synthetic thread Silk thread Thread for knits Cotton thread Easily frayed fabrics Synthetic thread Silk thread For top-stitching Synthetic thread Silk thread 30 90/14–100/16 50–80 65/9–90/14 Size 60–80 75/11–90/14 50–80 60–80 50–80 30–50 50 50–60 90/14–100/16 Ball point needle (golden colored) 75/11–90/14 Fabric Type/Application Broadcloth Medium weight fabrics Taffeta Flannel. Needle precautions Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the handling of the needle.

c 1 a Flat surface Lower the presser foot lever.CAUTION ● The appropriate fabric. or 1 2 b a Mark b Needle position button Turn off the sewing machine. ■ Incorrect needle If the distance between the needle and the flat surface is not even. In addition. be sure to turn off the sewing machine. thread and needle combinations are shown in the table on the previous page. particularly when sewing thick fabrics (such as denim) with thin needles (such as 65/9 to 75/11). Do not use a bent needle. a Flat side b Needle type marking ■ Correct needle CAUTION ● Before replacing the needle. Before using the needle. place the flat side of the needle on a flat surface and check that the distance between the needle and the flat surface is even. a toward you (counterclockwise) so that the 1 Raise the needle by turning the handwheel mark on the wheel points up. thread and needle is not correct. the needle is bent. the stitching may be uneven or puckered or there may be skipped stitches. If the combination of the fabric. the needle may bend or break. 1 a Flat surface a Presser foot lever 21 .) Checking the needle Sewing with a bent needle is extremely dangerous since the needle may break while the machine is being operated. Use the screwdriver and a needle that has been determined to be straight according to the instructions in “Checking the needle” . raise the needle by pressing once or twice. (With models equipped with (needle position button). Replacing the needle Replace the needle as described below. otherwise injuries may occur if the foot controller or the start/ stop button is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.

follow the procedure below to attach it to the needle bar. slide the needle clamp screw is on the right side and the needle bar thread guide is at the bottom. and then Align the bottom edge of the needle holder tighten the needle clamp screw. a the needle clamp onto the needle bar so that As seen from the front of the machine. the needle clamp (which holds the needle) may fall off. otherwise the needle may break or damage may result. insert the needle until it With the flat side of the needle toward the touches the needle stopper. f use the screwdriver to tighten the needle While holding the needle with your left hand. clamp screw by turning it clockwise. ● Be sure to insert the needle until it touches the needle stopper and securely tighten the needle clamp screw with the screwdriver. Therefore. e rear of the machine. otherwise certain parts of the sewing machine may be damaged. a Needle stopper a b c d Needle bar Needle holder Needle clamp screw Align 22 . Note ● The needle can be removed by simply loosening the needle clamp screw about one turn. CAUTION a Screwdriver b Needle clamp screw • Do not apply strong force when loosening or tightening the needle clamp screw. ■ Installing the needle clamp If the needle clamp is removed.KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ————————————————————————————————————————— d use a screwdriver to turn the needle clamp Hold the needle with your left hand.) Install the twin needle in the same way. and then screw counterclockwise to remove the needle. do not loosen the needle clamp screw too much. (If the needle clamp screw is loosened too much. a Needle clamp screw b Needle bar thread guide c Needle bar b with the end of the needle bar.

c Needle bar thread guide Note a First spool b Second spool c the machine to the needle bar thread guide.Sewing with a twin needle We have designed your machine so you can sew with this needle and two top threads. thread guide. ● Do not sew with bent needles. Instead. otherwise the needle may break or the machine may be damaged. ● You can not use the needle threader to thread the twin needle. You can use the same color or two different colors of thread for making decorative stitches. b Right needle thread passes in front of the needle bar thread guide. If the needle hits the presser foot. Use the thread from the second spool to thread The path for threading the machine to the thread take-up lever is the same as for normally threading the machine (for a single needle). ● Select a stitch width of 5. For details on the stitches that can be sewn with the twin needle. be sure to select an appropriate stitch. slowly turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) and check that the needle does not touch the presser foot. Using the needle threader may damage the machine. be sure to attach zigzag foot “J”. Instead. The needle could break and injure you. otherwise the needle may break or the machine may be damaged.0 mm (3/16 inch) or less. ● When changing the sewing direction. d Thread the left needle from front to back. ● After adjusting the stitch width. ● When using the twin needle. the machine. CAUTION ● When using the twin needle. Models equipped with a needle threader ● You cannot use the needle threader to thread the twin needle. thread the twin needle by hand. the needle may bend or break. Using the needle threader may damage the machine. from front to back. See page 17 for more details. otherwise the needle may break or the machine may be damaged. otherwise the needle may break or the machine may be damaged. See page 17 for more details. and damage the machine. ● When using the twin needle. 1 ■ Twin needle threading a Attach the twin needle in the same way as a Attach the twin needle. a Left needle thread passes through the needle bar thread guide. thread the twin needle by hand. e the machine to the thread take-up lever. Use the thread from the first spool to thread The path for threading the machine to the needle bar thread guide is the same as for normally threading the machine (for a single needle). If the fabric is turned while the needle is lowered. single needle (page 21). refer to “Stitch settings” (page 52). be sure to attach zigzag foot “J”. Put the second spool of thread onto the extra spool pin. from front to back. 23 . the needle may bend or break. CAUTION ● Use only twin needles that have been made for this machine (part code: 131096-121). f Do not pass the thread behind the needle bar Thread the right needle from front to back. be sure to raise the needle before turning the fabric. Other needles could break. b Put the extra spool pin in the hole on the top of Attach the extra spool pin.

To select a stitch. the needle may strike the presser foot and bend or break. a Mark b turn it off. raise the needle by pressing once or twice. Press the black button at the back of the Raise the needle by turning the handwheel mark on the wheel points up. A. Position the presser foot so the letter indicating the presser foot type (J. otherwise injuries may occur if the foot controller or the start/stop button is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.) a Black button b Presser foot holder or e so that the presser foot pin is aligned with the Place a different presser foot below the holder shank in the holder. Replacing the presser foot Replace the presser foot as described below. Using other any presser feet may cause an accident or injury.KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ————————————————————————————————————————— REPLACING THE PRESSER FOOT CAUTION ● Always turn off the power before you change the presser foot.) is positioned to be read. ● Only use presser feet that have been designed to be used with this machine. Raise the presser foot lever. CAUTION ● Before replacing the presser foot. refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 27). ● Always use the correct presser foot for the stitch pattern you have chosen. (With models equipped with (needle position button). If you leave the power on and step on the controller. a Presser foot lever 24 . b Needle position button If the sewing machine has been turned on. etc. a toward you (counterclockwise) so that the d presser foot holder to release the presser foot. the machine will start and you may be injured. and may cause injury. be sure to turn off the sewing machine. c a Presser foot holder b Shank c Pin Note ● The presser foot to be used with each stitch appears in the LCD. If you use the wrong presser foot.

• For details. a Screwdriver b Presser foot holder c Presser foot holder screw ■ Removing the presser foot holder a Note ● If the presser foot holder is not correctly installed. the thread tension will be incorrect. Remove the presser foot. Raise the presser foot lever to check that the a Presser foot holder b Presser bar b your right hand. Use the screwdriver to remove the presser foot holder. such as the quilting foot. ■ Attaching the presser foot holder a left side of the presser bar. b holder screw. g presser foot is securely attached. refer to “Replacing the presser foot” (page 24).f presser foot pin snaps into the shank in the Slowly lower the presser foot lever so that the presser foot holder. Use the screwdriver to loosen the presser foot a Screwdriver b Presser foot holder c Presser foot holder screw 25 . Align the presser foot holder with the lower- 1 a Presser foot lever The presser foot is attached. and then tighten the screw Hold the presser foot holder in place with using the screwdriver in your left hand. Removing the presser foot holder Remove the presser foot holder when cleaning the sewing machine or when installing a presser foot that does not use the presser foot holder.

26 . refer to “Starting to sew” (page 28). CAUTION ● While the machine is in operation. ↓ 4 Start sewing. ● Never use bent needles. ● Do not pull or push the fabric too hard while sewing. Position the fabric. pay special attention to the needle location. keep your hands away from all moving parts such as the needle and handwheel. otherwise injuries may occur or the needle may break. and then start sewing. For details on selecting a stitch. Bent needles can easily break. General sewing procedure Follow the basic procedures below to sew. For details on replacing the presser foot. Select the stitch appropriate for the area to be sewn. otherwise the needle may break or bend. otherwise injuries may occur.SEWING BASICS ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— 2 SEWING BASICS SEWING Basic sewing operations are described below. Before operating the sewing machine. ↓ 2 Select the stitch. read the following precautions. 1 Turn on the machine. refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 27). When sewing is finished. Attach the presser foot appropriate for the stitch. For details on turning on the machine. In addition. ● Make sure that the needle does not strike basting pins. For details on starting to sew. possibly resulting in injuries. Turn on the sewing machine. refer to “Power supply” (page 9). refer to “Replacing the presser foot” (page 24). cut the threads. ↓ 3 Attach the presser foot.

Note ● When the stitch length or stitch width is changed from the standard setting. adjust the stitch length and • For details on sewing with each of the utility stitches. reappears around or in the LCD. The number of the selected stitch is displayed. d width. around or disappears from the LCD. 2 Press the “+” or “–” side of (stitch b length adjustment key) to increase or reduce the stitch length. When the stitch length or stitch width is reset back to the standard setting. ● If the stitch width of the selected stitch cannot be adjusted. Turn on the sewing machine. CAUTION ● After adjusting the stitch width. 27 . A. c Attach the presser foot. increase the stitch length. When the sewing machine is turned on. If necessary. Selecting stitching Using the stitch selection keys. N. and with on the left. Press the “+” or “–” side of stitch width. select “0”. a a Press the stitch selection keys to select stitch 04. a Stitch width adjustment key b Narrow c Wide Note ● The presser foot to be used is indicated by the letter (G. “--” appears to the right of in the LCD. Continuing to sew with the stitches bunched together may result in the needle bending or breaking. (stitch width The stitch is selected. Pressing right changes the digit on the right and pressing on the left changes the digit on the left. slowly turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) and check that the needle does not touch the presser foot.■ [Example] Selecting stitch . J. the straight stitch ( left needle position) is selected. ● If the stitches are bunched together. Press the “+” or “–” side of to increase or on the a Stitch length adjustment key b Short c Long c adjustment key) to increase or reduce the reduce the number by one. If the needle hits the presser foot. refer to the following example. or R) below to the right of the stitch number. With on the right. select the desired stitch. b Press (stitch selection keys). the needle may bend or break. select “4”.

(With models equipped with (needle position button).) j Raise the presser foot lever. Starting to sew a toward you (counterclockwise) so that the mark Raise the needle by turning the handwheel on the wheel points up.SEWING BASICS ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— e Lower the presser foot lever. a 5 cm (2 inch) d fabric with your left hand. 28 .) or a Start/stop button The machine starts sewing. (With models equipped with (needle position button). Slowly press down on the foot controller. raise the needle by pressing once or twice. pass pull out about 5 cm (2 inch) of thread toward the rear of the machine. turn the handwheel h While holding the end of the thread and the toward you (counterclockwise) with your right hand to lower the needle to the starting point of the stitching. a Mark b b Needle position button Raise the presser foot lever. (start/stop button). and then Place the fabric under the presser foot. slide the sewing speed controller On models equipped with a sewing speed to the left or right to adjust the sewing speed. Take your foot off the foot controller. a Sewing speed controller g (With models equipped with a Presser foot lever c the thread under the presser foot. or press (start/stop button) once (if the machine was started by pressing (start/stop button)) (for models equipped with the start/stop button). i toward you (counterclockwise) so that the Raise the needle by turning the handwheel mark on the wheel points up. press once. raise the needle by pressing once or twice. The machine stops sewing. if the foot controller is not connected.) a Presser foot lever or f controller. Refer to “Sewing speed controller” (page 10).

For details on setting the machine so that the needles stay up when sewing is stopped. 4 5 3 1 a Reverse stitching b Reinforcement stitching 2 ■ Upper tension is too loose Loops appear on the wrong side of the fabric.k and then pass the threads through the thread Pull the fabric to the left side of the machine. For details. (start/stop button) cannot be used to start or stop sewing. 2 3 4 Solution Increase the tension by turning the upper tension-control dial to a higher number. 1 5 a b c d e Wrong side Surface Upper thread Lower thread Loops appear on wrong side of fabric Memo ● Whether reverse stitches or reinforcement stitches are sewn depends on the stitch that is selected. The machine can be set so that the needle will stay up when sewing is stopped. 1 2 3 a b c d Wrong side Surface Upper thread Lower thread 4 ■ Upper tension is too tight Loops will appear on the surface of the fabric. refer to “Stitch settings” (page 52). refer to “Changing the needle stop position” (page 10). You may need to adjust it when you change fabric or thread. cutter to cut them. pressing (reverse/reinforcement stitch button) sews reinforcement stitches. 3 to 5 stitches on top of each other. ■ Correct tension Correct tension is important as too much or too little tension will weaken your seams or cause puckers on your fabric. Thread tension The thread tension will affect the quality of your stitches. 2 3 5 4 Solution Reduce the tension by turning the upper tension-control dial to a lower number. 2 a Thread cutter Memo ● When the foot controller is plugged in. ● When sewing is stopped. Memo ● We recommend that you do a test sample on scrap of a fabric before you start to sew. the needle remains lowered (in the fabric). 4 5 3 29 . 1 a b c d e Wrong side Surface Upper thread Lower thread Loops appear on surface of fabric ■ Sewing reinforcement stitches When sewing stitches other than straight or zigzag stitches that are secured with reverse stitching.

be sure to raise the needle before changing the sewing direction. When sewing along a curve while using a zigzag stitch. However. perform the trial sewing under the same conditions that will be used with your project. c sewing. and then slightly change the sewing direction to sew around the curve. a trial piece of fabric should be sewn since. Sewing thick fabrics ■ If the fabric does not fit under the presser foot If the fabric does not fit easily under the presser foot.SEWING BASICS ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— USEFUL SEWING TIPS Various ways to achieve better results for your sewing projects are described below. the machine automatically sets the stitch width and length for the stitch that is selected. If the needle was raised. raise the presser foot lever even higher to bring the presser foot to its highest position. 30 . and check the thread tension and stitch length and width. Lower the presser foot lever and continue Sewing curves Stop sewing. and then turn the Turn the fabric using the needle as a pivot. b fabric. the needle may bend or break. Trial sewing After you select a stitch. select a shorter stitch length in order to obtain a finer stitch. When the stitching reaches a corner. CAUTION ● When using the twin needle. Refer to these tips when sewing your project. depending on the type of fabric and stitching being sewn. Changing the sewing direction a sewing machine. Raise the presser foot lever. lower the needle either by turning the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) or by pressing (needle position button) once (for models equipped with the needle position button). stop the Leave the needle lowered (in the fabric). use a piece of fabric and thread that are the same as those used for your project. Since the results differ depending on the type of stitching and the number of layers of fabric sewn. For the trial sewing. the desired results may not be achieved. If the fabric is turned while the needle is lowered.

raise the presser foot 2 When you encounter a seam that is too thick lever. Keep the button held in and lower the Press the black button on the left side of the presser foot. a release it. and then sew without stretching the fabric. allowing the fabric to Release the button. a Flat bed attachment 31 . CAUTION ● If fabric more than 6 mm (15/64 inch) thick is sewn or if the fabric is pushed with too much force. lift out the flat bed attachment. baste the pieces of fabric together. tear off any excess paper. To change your machine to the free-arm style. b foot. a Basting Using a free-arm style Free-arm sewing is convenient for sewing tubular and hard-to-reach areas. a Stabilizer material or paper Sewing stretch fabrics First. Sewing thin fabrics When sewing thin fabrics. a Sewing direction a to feed under the foot. The foot will lock in place feed.■ If thick seams are being sewn and the fabric does not feed at the beginning of stitching Zigzag foot “J” is equipped with a feature that keeps the presser foot level. a Black button c level with the seam. the needle may bend or break. the stitching may become misaligned or the fabric may not feed correctly. When you have finished sewing. Slide the flat bed attachment to the left to • Once the trouble spot has been passed. If this occurs. the foot will return to its normal position. place thin paper or stabilizer material under the fabric and sew it together with the fabric.

0 (1/32–3/16) 3-point zigzag stitch J 05 05 05 G 06 06 06 Overcasting stitch G 07 07 07 J 08 08 08 *Rev. If the needle hits the presser foot. attaching elastic.5 (3/32) 0.5 (1/8) 5.2–4. slowly turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) and check that the needle does not touch the presser foot. ** Rfc.0–4.0 (1/16) 2. ** Rfc. a Guide 32 .5 (1/8) 5.5–5.0 (3/16) 0. 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch.)] Stitch Name Pattern Zigzag stitch J 04 04 04 Overcasting and attach04 ing appliqués Overcasting on medium 05 weight or stretch fabrics. Sew with the edge of the fabric against the Select a stitch. etc.0 (3/16) 5. Attach overcasting foot “G” or zigzag foot “J”.0 (1/16) 2.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 3 UTILITY STITCHES OVERCASTING STITCHES You can use the overcasting stitches to join together seams and finish them in one operation.: Reverse a b **Rfc. • For details.0 (0–1/4) 1.0 (0–3/16) 0.0 (3/32–3/16) 2. and then Position the fabric with the edge of the fabric lower the presser foot lever.0–4.0–7.5–5.0 (1/16–3/16) 1.5 (3/32) 2. darning.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.4 (1/16) 1. 06 Overcasting on thin or medium weight fabrics 07 Overcasting on thick fabrics 08 Overcasting on stretch fabrics 3.0 (0–1/4) 1. the needle may bend or break.0 (1/64–3/16) 1.0 (3/32–3/16) 0.* Rfc. refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 27).0–7.5–7.: Reinforcement ***Do not use reverse stitching.0 (1/16–1/4) 2. They are also useful for sewing stretch materials.0 (3/16) 3.5–4. ** Rfc. ** Walking Foot *** Yes No No No No Twin Needle Yes (J) Yes (J) No No Yes (J) Presser Foot Pattern No. a Needle drop point CAUTION ● After adjusting the stitch width. 1 c against the guide of the presser foot.0 (1/16–3/16) 0. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rev. d presser foot guide.0–4.

etc.BASIC STITCHING Straight stitches are used for sewing plain seams.: Reverse **Rfc. pressing the “–” side of the stitch width adjustment key moves the needle to the left. the needle position can be adjusted.* Walking Foot *** Yes *** Yes Twin Needle No Yes (J) Presser Foot Pattern No.5–4.5 (3/32) 2. refer to “Starting to sew” (page 28). refer to “Sewing reinforcement stitches” (page 29).0 (0) 0.0 (1/64–3/16) 0. • For details. e Lower the needle into the fabric at the Start sewing. • For details. Attaching sleeves. Attach zigzag foot “J”.0 (0–1/4) No *Rev. and sewing gathers or pintucks. 0.2–5. basic 01 stitching. etc.0–7.* Rev. refer to “Starting to sew” (page 28).0 (0) 0. • For details on sewing reverse/reinforcement stitches. ■ Changing the needle position With the straight stitch (left needle position) and the triple stretch stitch. a Stitch width adjustment key b Left needle position c Right needle position 33 . Select a stitch. Three stitches are available for basic stitching.0 (1/16–3/16) Center J 01 01 01 Attaching zippers.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch. • For details.: Reinforcement ***Do not use reverse stitching. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rev.5 (3/32) 2.** Triple stretch stitch J 02 02 02 0. Pressing the “+” side of the stitch width adjustment key moves the needle to the right. sewing gathers or pintucks. d beginning of the stitching. cut the thread.0 (0–1/4) 2. refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 27). sewing inseams. f When sewing is finished.5 (3/32) 0. sewing 02 stretch fabrics and decorative stitching – – 3 No Rfc.)] Stitch Name Pattern Left Straight J 00 00 00 00 Basic stitching. Basic stitching a b c Baste or pin together the fabric pieces. 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch.0 (1/64–3/16) 1.2–5.0–7.

* Walking Foot No No Twin Needle No No Presser Foot Pattern No. Check that the needle slightly catches the fold of the hem.5 (1/16–1/8) 1. refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 27). like the hem of a pair of trousers.0 (1/16) 2. adjust the stitch width so that the needle slightly catches the fold by pressing the “+” side of the stitch width adjustment key.0 (1/16) 1.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.5 (1/16–1/8) 10 10 10 10 3 – –3 *Rfc. a Wrong side of fabric a Wrong side of fabric b Basting b c c Desired edge of hem d 5 mm (3/16 inch) b Right side of fabric Attach blind hem foot “R”. and then baste it about 5 mm (3/16 inch) Fold the fabric along the desired edge of the from the edge of the fabric. a Needle b Needle drop point c Fold of hem d Wrong side of fabric e Guide a Wrong side of fabric b Right side of fabric 34 . Select a stitch. d hem against the guide of the presser foot.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— BLIND HEM STITCHING You can use the Blind Hem Stitch to finish the edge of a project. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc. ■ If the needle catches too much of the hem fold If the needle catches too much of the hem fold.)] Pattern Stitch Name R Blind hem stitch R 09 09 09 09 Blind hem stitching on medium weight fabrics Blind hem stitching on stretch fabrics 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 – –3 2. e presser foot guide. 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch. * Rfc. Position the fabric with the edge of the folded then lower the presser foot lever.: Reinforcement a hem.0–3. Sew with the fold of the hem against the Remove the basting stitching and turn the R f fabric right side up. and a Wrong side of fabric b Right side of fabric • For details on changing the stitch width. adjust the stitch width so that the needle slightly catches the fold by pressing the “-” side of the stitch width adjustment key. ■ If the needle does not catch the hem fold If the needle does not catch the hem fold. without the stitch showing. Fold back the fabric along the basting.0–3. and then position the fabric with the wrong side facing up.

70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch.5 (1/8) 3. satin stitching. Rfc.0 (1/4) 7.2–1.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.3–1.0 (3/16) 5.0–3. Auto* Rfc.0 3.4 (1/16) 0.0 (1/16-1/8) 0.0 3.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.0 (0–1/4) No No Buttonhole stitch A 32 32 32 No No A 33 33 33 No No A 34 34 – – No No A 35 35 – – No No Zigzag stitch (for quilting) J 40 40 – – No Yes *Auto Rfc.0–6.5 (1/32) 0.4 (1/64) 1. Auto* Rfc.0–7.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.0 (1/8-1/4) 3.0 (0-3/16) A 30 30 30 3 A 31 31 31 Buttonholes for stretch or 6.5 (1/32) 1.)] Stitch Name Pattern A 29 29 29 Horizontal buttonholes 25 on thin and medium weight fabrics Secured buttoholes for 26 fabrics that have backings 5.0 (1/32-1/16) 1.0 (1/16) 1. Auto* Rfc.0–7.0 (1/8-3/16) 0.: Reinforcement The maximum buttonhole length is about 28 mm (1-1/8 inch) (diameter + thickness of the button). freemotion quilting.BUTTONHOLE SEWING Buttonholes can be sewn and buttons can be sewn on. a Reinforcement stitching 35 .5 (1/32) 0.3–1.5 (1/16) 0.3–1.0 (1/8-1/4) 0. button sewing 6.0 (3/16) 3.0–7.0–6.0 (15/64) (1/8-15/64) 7.0 (1/4) 3.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.** Walking Foot No No Twin Needle No No Presser Foot Pattern No.0–7.0 (1/8-1/4) 3.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.2-1.0-5. Auto* Rfc.4 (1/64) 0. Buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back.0–5. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Auto* Rfc.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.0-4.0 (1/8-3/16) 3.5–2.0 (1/4) 7. as shown below. Auto* Rfc.0 27 knit fabrics (15/64) (1/8-15/64) Buttonholes for stretch 28 fabrics 29 Keyhole buttonholes for thick or furry fabrics Keyhole buttonholes for medium weight and thick fabrics Keyhole buttonholes for thick or furry fabrics Appliqué quilting.: Automatic Reinforcement **Rfc. Auto* Rfc.

and then insert the button that will d Attach buttonhole foot “A”. Use chalk to mark the position and length of Example: For a button with a diameter of 15 mm (9/16 inch) and a thickness of 10 mm (3/8 inch). 1 1 2 a 10 mm (3/8 inch) b 15 mm (9/16 inch) c a Marks on fabric b foot “A”. A e buttonhole mark aligned with the red marks Position the fabric with the front end of the on the sides of the buttonhole foot. and then set the button guide plate to the calculated length. are indicated below. and then lower the presser foot lever. which is used for sewing buttonholes. Pass the upper thread down through the hole in the presser foot. 2 A 2 a Mark on fabric b Red marks on buttonhole foot 36 . (The distance between the markings on the presser foot scale is 5 mm (3/16 inch).UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— The names of parts of buttonhole foot “A”. Pull out the button guide plate of buttonhole be put through the buttonhole. Select a stitch. the button guide plate should be set to 25 mm (1 inch) on the scale.) 2 5 3 2 4 A a b c d e Button guide plate Presser foot scale Pin Marks on buttonhole foot 5 mm (3/16 inch) a Presser foot scale b Length of buttonhole (Diameter + thickness of button) c 5 mm (3/16 inch) 1 3 a the buttonhole on the fabric. 1 The size of the buttonhole is set. 1 ■ If the button does not fit in the button guide plate Add together the diameter and thickness of the button.

place thick paper or some other protective sheet under the fabric before punching the hole in the fabric. a Buttonhole lever The buttonhole lever is positioned behind the bracket on the buttonhole foot. h fabric. and then use the seam ripper to cut open the buttonhole. use a commercial eyelet punch to make a hole in the rounded end of the buttonhole. then stops. Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as a Seam ripper b Pin 1 3 For keyhole buttonholes. and then start sewing. 1 a Eyelet punch a Buttonhole lever b Bracket g your left hand. do not push in the front of the presser foot. 37 . f possible. Once sewing is completed. CAUTION ● When opening the buttonhole with the seam ripper. and cut the thread.• When lowering the presser foot. do not place your hands in the cutting direction. Memo ● Before sewing buttonholes. Raise the presser foot lever. and then use a seam ripper to cut towards the pin and open the buttonhole. otherwise injuries may result if the seam ripper slips. Gently hold the end of the upper thread in • When using the eyelet punch. otherwise the buttonhole will not be sewn with the correct size. check the stitch length and width by sewing a trial buttonhole on a scrap piece of fabric. remove the Raise the buttonhole lever to its original j stitching to prevent the stitching from being Insert a pin at the end of the buttonhole cut. the machine automatically sews reinforcement stitches. i position. 2 a Do not reduce the gap.

1 a Button fitting foot “M” 38 . and then loosely tie it. located at the rear of Raise the presser foot lever. use a gimp thread. c g thread to the wrong side of the fabric. a Feed dog position lever (as seen from the rear of the machine) When sewing is finished. Adjust the stitch width to the thickness of the Lower the presser foot lever and the e buttonhole lever.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ■ Sewing buttonholes on stretch fabrics When sewing buttonholes on stretch fabrics. b c Attach buttonhole foot “A”. Buttons with 2 or with 4 holes can be attached. to (to the right as seen from the front of the machine). Use a handsewing needle to pull the gimp then tie it. Measure the distance between the holes in the b feed dog position lever. and Attach presser foot “M”. Button sewing Buttons can be sewn on with the sewing machine. Hook the gimp thread onto the part of a buttonhole foot “A” shown in the illustration so that it fits into the grooves. f thread to remove any slack. and then start sewing. cut the middle part of the buttonhole. and then slide the the machine on the base. gently pull the gimp The feed dogs are lowered. a button to be attached. Trim off any excess of the gimp thread. Select a stitch or . h gimp thread remaining at the top end of the With a seam ripper. d gimp thread.

d the fabric. (to the left as seen from the front of the machine) to raise the feed dogs. Use scissors to cut the upper thread and the bobbin thread at the beginning of the stitching. Start sewing. i Set the stitch length to the shortest setting by g pressing the stitch length adjustment key. select stitch . slide the button so that the needle goes into the two holes toward the rear of the sewing machine. (With models not provided . and Pull the upper thread at the end of the then tie it with the bobbin thread. Adjust the stitch width so that it is the same as CAUTION ● When sewing. and then sew them in the same way. • When attaching four-hole buttons. 3 e Select a stitch with stitch . j stitching to the wrong side of the fabric. k slide the feed dog position lever to When you are finished attaching the button. 39 . Adjust the stitch width to the distance between the button holes. Place a button between the presser foot and h (counterclockwise) to check that the needle Turn the handwheel toward you correctly goes into the two holes of the button. otherwise the needle may bend or break.) f the distance between the holes in the button. press (reverse/reinforcement stitch button) to sew reinforcement stitches. be sure that the needle does not touch the button. Then. • After sewing for about 10 seconds at low speed. first sew the two holes closest to you.

Fold the edge of the material 2 cm (3/4 inch) Lower the needle into the notch located either on the left or right side of the zipper foot.2–5. and sewing gathers or pintucks. ● Make sure the needle does not hit the zipper during sewing. release back of the presser foot. 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch. The needle should be Sew from the bottom of the zipper toward the positioned on the zipper side of the foot for best results. 3 a Zipper foot b Right pin for sewing the left side of the zipper c Left pin for sewing the right side of the zipper a Select stitch . 40 . If you choose a different stitch. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rev. the needle may break and you may be injured.0 (1/64–3/16) *Rev. attach the shank to the left pin of the zipper foot. If the needle hits the zipper. b left or right pin of the zipper foot onto the Lower the presser foot lever and fix either the shank. etc. the needle will hit the presser foot and break the needle.: Reverse **Do not use reverse stitching. When sewing the left side of the zipper. c and place the zipper under the folded section. and can easily position it to the right or left side of the needle.)] Stitch Name Straight stitch (center) Pattern I 01 01 01 Attaching zippers.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— ZIPPER INSERTION You can use the zipper foot to sew different types of zippers. 1 2 d top on both sides. basic 01 stitching. You may also be injured. * Walking Foot ** Yes Twin Needle Yes (J) Presser Foot Pattern No.5 (3/32) 0. CAUTION CAUTION ● Turn the handwheel by hand to make sure the needle does not hit the presser foot before you start sewing. attach the shank to the right pin of the zipper foot. – – 2. e the foot by pressing the button located at the To sew the opposite side of the zipper. When sewing the right side of the zipper. fit the zipper foot on the other side of the zipper and continue sewing using the other side notch.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.

Select stitch . Select stitch . the finished dimensions will be that of the stretched elastic tape. 1 2 a Elastic tape b Pin CAUTION ● When sewing. darning. attaching elastic.5 (3/32) 1. Attach zigzag foot “J”. pull the fabric at the pin nearest the front of the presser foot with your right hand.0 (1/16–3/16) 0. Pin the elastic tape to the wrong side of the Pin the elastic tape to the fabric at a few points to make sure that the tape is uniformly positioned on the fabric. otherwise the needle may bend or break. 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch.0–4. Elastic attaching When elastic tape is attached to the cuff or waist of a piece of clothing.)] Pattern Stitch Name Stretch stitch J 03 03 03 03 Sewing stretch fabrics and decorative stitching Overcasting on medium weight or stretch fabrics.0–3.SEWING STRETCH FABRICS AND ELASTIC TAPE Stretch fabrics can be sewn and elastic tape can be attached.0 (1/16–1/8) 1. Therefore. 41 . a fabric. 3 Stretch stitching a b c b c Attach zigzag foot “J”.0 (1/16) 5.0 (3/16) 1.5–7.0 (1/64–3/16) 3-point zigzag stitch J 05 05 05 05 *Rfc. While pulling the fabric behind the presser foot with your left hand.0 (1/16–1/4) 2.2–4. * Rfc. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc. * Walking Foot No No Twin Needle Yes (J) Yes (J) Presser Foot Pattern No. d stretching the tape so that it is the same length Sew the elastic tape to the fabric while Sew the fabric without stretching it.0 (1/16) 1.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch. it is necessary that a suitable length of the elastic tape be used. 1.: Reinforcement Observe the corresponding precautions when performing each of the following stitching operations. be sure that the needle does not touch any pins. etc. as the fabric.

2–5.0 (1/16–3/16) 1.* Rfc.5 (1/16) 1.0–7.5 (3/32) 1.0 (3/16) 0.0 (0–1/4) 0. freemotion quilting.0 (1/16–3/16) 1.5–7.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 1.0 (0–3/16) 1.2 (1/16) 1.: Reinforcement **Do not use reverse stitching.0–7. Appliqués You can create an appliqué by cutting a different piece of fabric into a shape and using it as a decoration.5 (1/8) 1.* Rfc. 42 .6–4.0 (0–1/4) 2.)] Stitch Name Pattern Zigzag stitch J 04 04 04 04 Overcasting and attaching appliqués Appliqué quilting. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc.5 (3/32) 1.2 (1/16) 1.0 (0–1/4) 0.2–4. decorative stitching and sew15 ing overcasting on both pieces of fabrics.* Rfc.0 (3/16) 0.0 (0–3/16) 0.0–7.6 (1/16) 1.0 (0–1/4) 0.5mm from the right edge of the presser foot) Piecing straight stitching (with a seam allowance of 6.5 (3/32) 1.* Rfc.0–7.6 (1/16) 1.4 (1/16) 2. 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch.0 (1/4) 0.0 (0) 7.0 (1/16–3/16) Hand-look quilting Quilting stippling J 39 39 35 J 43 43 - - *Rfc. satin stitching 3.0–4.0 (1/64–3/16) 1.4 (1/16) 1.* Rfc.2 (1/16) 0.0 (0–1/4) 0.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.0 (1/16–3/16) 0.0 (1/16–1/4) 1.5 (1/8) 3.0 (1/16–3/16) 1.0 (1/32–3/16) 0.* Rfc.0 (3/16) 2. PATCHWORK AND QUILT STITCHING The stitches that can be used for sewing appliqués.0 (0–1/4) 1. a Select stitch .6 (1/16) 0.* Walking Foot ** Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No No No Twin Needle Yes (J) No Yes (J) No No No No Yes (J) Yes (J) Yes (J) No No Presser Foot Pattern No.2–4.* Rfc.0–7.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— APPLIQUÉ.0–4.0 (3/32–1/4) 2.0 (1/64–3/16) Zigzag stitch (for quilting) Appliqué stitch J 40 40 - - J 11 11 11 11 Appliqué stitching J Appliqué stitch (for quilting) J 41 41 - - Attaching appliqués and binding Attaching appliqués and binding Piecing straight stitching (with a seam allowance of 6.0 (1/16–3/16) J 16 16 16 5.5–5.5 (7/32) 1.5 (1/8) 3.0–4.5–5.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch. b c Attach zigzag foot “J”.5–5.* Rfc.2 (1/16) 2.2–5.* Rfc.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.5 (1/16) 4.0–4.0–7.* Rfc. Baste the cut design to the fabric.0 (3/32–3/16) 0.0–4.0–4.5mm from the right edge of the presser foot) 42 42 - - J Piecing straight stitch J 37 37 - - 38 38 - - J 14 14 14 Patchwork stitching and 14 decorative stitching Patchwork stitching. patchwork and quilts are described below.0–7.* Rfc.0–4.5 (1/16) 5.0 (1/32–3/16) 0. such as with tricot stitching 16 Patchwork stitching and decorative 31 Straight stitch quilting that looks hand-sewn Quilting background stitching (stippling) Joining stitch J 15 15 15 5.

5 mm (1/4 inch) Memo ● To change the width of the seam allowance (the needle position). adjust the stitch width. Memo ● Make reinforcing straight stitches at the beginning and the end of stitching. 1 Fold the edge of the top piece of fabric and Sew the two pieces of fabric together so the a 6. Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching a place it over the lower piece. For details. 43 . b pattern spans both pieces. b c Select stitch or .d Carefully sew around the edge of the design. You may also be injured. a fabric that you wish to piece together.5 mm (1/4 inch) seam allowance. 3 Sew with the side of the presser foot aligned d with the edge of the fabric.5 mm (1/4 inch) from either the right side or the left side of the presser foot. Piecing Sewing together two pieces of fabric is called “piecing”. ■ For a seam allowance on the right side Align the right side of the presser foot with the edge of the fabric. a 6. if necessary. Baste or pin along the seam allowance of the Attach zigzag foot “J”. e Cut away any fabric that is left outside the stitching. 1 CAUTION ● Be careful that the needle does not hit a pin during sewing. f Remove the basting. as the needle can break. Sew a piecing straight stitch 6.5 mm (1/4 inch) ■ For a seam allowance on the left side Align the left side of the presser foot with the edge of the fabric. and sew using stitch . and sew using stitch . refer to “Changing the needle position” (page 33). The fabric pieces should be cut with a 6.

the needle may strike the presser foot and cause injury. and then evenly guide the fabric while Place one hand on each side of the presser sewing. lower the Hook the connecting fork of the walking foot presser foot lever. a the rear of the walking foot or presser foot Insert the stem of the quilter into the hole at holder. injury may result. Quilts can easily be sewn using the optional walking foot and the optional quilting guide. Do not use other patterns. If the needle strikes the presser foot. Note ● Only use the walking foot with straight or zigzag stitches. b holder. d b guide aligns with the seam that has already Adjust the stem of the quilter so that the quilt been sewn. c onto the needle clamp screw. Walking foot Presser foot holder a Connecting fork b Needle clamp screw c Presser foot holder screw CAUTION ● Use the screwdriver to tighten the screw securely. Select stitch . 44 . Reverse stitches cannot be sewn with the walking foot. Baste the fabric to be quilted.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— e foot. sew at a speed between slow and medium. If the screw is loose. and then use the presser foot holder screw to attach the walking foot to the presser bar. Quilting Sandwiching batting between the top and bottom layers of fabric is called “quilting”. ● Be sure to turn the handwheel toward the front of the machine to check that the needle does not strike the presser foot. Remove the presser foot and the presser foot • For details. ■ Using the optional quilting guide Use the quilting guide to sew parallel stitches that are equally spaced. a Note ● When sewing with the walking foot. or . refer to “Removing the presser foot holder” (page 25).

otherwise the needle may touch the presser foot. refer to “Removing the presser foot holder” (page 25). the feed dog position lever is positioned at . the feed dogs can be lowered (using the feed dog position lever) so that the fabric can be moved freely in any direction. and then select a f move the fabric to follow the pattern. a Pattern a Presser foot holder screw g position lever to CAUTION ● Be sure to securely tighten the screws with the screwdriver. 45 . Remove the presser foot and the presser foot 3 a Feed dog position lever (as seen from the rear of the machine) • For details. then Reinforcement stitches are sewn at the beginning and end of sewing. a holder. • Normally. b of the presser bar.Free-motion quilting With free-motion quilting. slide the feed dog (to the left as seen from the front of the machine) to raise the feed dogs. The feed dogs are lowered. Align the quilting foot with the lower-left side The pin on the quilting foot should be positioned over the needle clamp screw. d rear of the machine on the base. causing it to bend or break. located at the (to the right as seen from the front of the machine). Use both hands to hold the fabric taut. a Pin on quilting foot b Presser foot holder screw c Needle clamp screw c hand. to Slide the feed dog position lever. e stitch. Hold the quilting foot in place with your right screw using the screwdriver in your left hand. After sewing is finished. The optional quilting foot is needed for free-motion quilting. and then tighten the presser foot holder Turn on the sewing machine.

)] Stitch Length [mm (inch. Attach zigzag foot “J”.0-3.)] Stitch Name Triple stretch stitch Bar tack stitch Pattern J 02 02 02 02 0.: Reinforcement **Auto Rfc. Select stitch . 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Attaching sleeves. a Set the button guide plate on buttonhole foot Determine the desired length of the bar tack.0-7.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— REINFORCEMENT STITCHING Reinforce points that will be subject to strain.5-4. (The distance between the markings on the presser foot scale is 5 mm (3/16 inch).5 (3/32) 0. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc. 46 .0 (1/64-1/16) A 36 36 34 Reinforcing openings 30 and areas where the seam easily comes loose *Rfc. “A” to the desired length. such as sleeve holes. sewing inseams. b Attach buttonhole foot “A”.0 (1/16-1/8) 2. • For details. sewing stretch fabrics and decorative stitching Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch. inseams and pocket corners.0 (1/16-3/16) 0.0 (0-1/4) 1.0 (1/16) 0.4 (1/64) 1.: Automatic Reinforcement Triple stretch stitching Use triple stretch stitching to reinforce sleeve holes and inseams. such as pocket corners and openings. refer to “Starting to sew” (page 28). the procedure for sewing bar tacks at pocket corners is described below. As an example. Start sewing.3-1.* Auto** Rfc.) 1 2 3 a Presser foot scale b Length of bar tack c 5 mm (3/16 inch) • A bar tack with a maximum length of about 28 mm (1-1/8 inch) can be sewn. Walking Foot No No Twin Needle No No Presser Foot Pattern No. a b c Bar tack stitching Bar tacks are used to reinforce points subject to strain.0 (0) 2.

and then lower the Position the fabric so that the opening of the presser foot lever so that the needle drops 2 mm (1/16 inch) in front of the pocket opening. and cut the thread. Gently hold the end of the upper thread in Once sewing is completed. refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 27). do not push in the front of the presser foot. Pass the upper thread down through the hole in the presser foot. h position. a Buttonhole lever The buttonhole lever is positioned behind the bracket on the buttonhole foot. increase the stitch length. e possible.c Select stitch . the machine automatically sews reinforcement stitches. For details. remove the a Do not reduce the gap. • When lowering the presser foot. because it is too thick. for example. Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as d pocket faces toward you. Raise the presser foot lever. Raise the buttonhole lever to its original Memo ● If the fabric does not feed. g fabric. 47 . then stops. 1 a 2 mm (1/16 inch) 3 a Buttonhole lever b Bracket f your left hand. otherwise the bar tack will not be sewn with the correct size. and then start sewing.

0 (3/16) 4.5 (3/32) 1.2 (1/16) 2.* Rfc.2 (1/16) 2. 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch.0 (1/16) 2. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc. medium weightheirplain weave fabrics.5-4. etc.5-4.* Rfc.0 (3/16) 2. decorative 22 hemming. etc.5-7.0-4.0 (1/16-3/16) 18 18 18 18 Fagoting.5-7.0 (3/16) 5.5 (3/32) 0. etc.0 (1/64-3/16) 1. etc.5-7.5-7.0 (3/16) 5.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— DECORATIVE STITCHING Various decorative stitches can be sewn with this sewing machine.* Rfc.5 (3/32) 2. heirloom stitching.)] Pattern Stitch Name J Fagoting stitch J 17 17 17 17 Fagoting.* Walking Foot No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Twin Needle Yes (J) Yes (J) Yes (J) Yes (J) Yes (J) Yes (J) Yes (J) No Yes (J) Yes (J) Yes (J) No No No Yes (J) Yes (J) Yes (J) Presser Foot Pattern No.6 (1/16) 1.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.5-4.2-4.0 (3/16) 5.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.0 (1/8) 2.0 (1/16-1/4) 2.0 (3/32-1/4) 0.0 (3/16) 3. heirloom stitching.0 (3/16) 5.0 (1/16-3/16) 0.0 (1/16-3/16) 0.0 (1/64-1/4) 1.5-7.* Rfc.* Rfc.5 (1/32) 3. heirloom stitching.0-4.2-4.0-7. smocking and decorative stitching Patchwork stitching and 14 decorative stitching Patchwork stitching. loom stitching.0-4. heirloom stitching.0 (1/16-1/4 1.5 (3/32) 1. Decorative hemming on and – thin.0-4.5 (3/32) 2.* Rfc.0 (3/16) 4. decorative stitching and sewing 15 overcasting on both pieces of fabrics.0 (3/16) 0.0 (1/64-1/16) 2.0-7.0-7.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.0 (3/16) 4.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.2-4.* Rfc.0 (1/16-3/16) 0.5-7.0-7.* Rfc. Decorative hemming on – thin.0 (1/16) 1. such as with tricot stitching 16 Patchwork stitching and decorative J 14 14 14 Joining stitch J 15 15 15 J 16 16 16 Shell tuck stitch Satin scallop stitch J 12 12 12 12 Sell tuck stitching N 13 13 13 13 Scallop stitching J 19 19 19 19 Decorative stitching J 20 20 20 20 Decorative stitching J 21 21 21 – Decorative stitching N 22 22 22 21 Decorative stitching and elastic-attaching Lace sewing.0 (3/32-1/4) 0.5-7.: Reinforcement 48 .* Rfc.0 (1/64-3/16) 0.0 (3/16) 4.5 (3/32) 3. etc.0-7.0 (0-1/4) 2. 23 Decorative hemming. Decorative hemming on thin.5 (7/32) 5.0-4.0 (1/16-1/4) 1.0-7.0 (0-1/4) 0.5 (1/8) 6.2-4.5 (3/32) 1.0 (3/16) 5.0 (0-1/4) 2.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.0 (1/64-3/16) 0.0 (1/64-3/16) 1.0 (1/16-1/4) 1.0 (0-1/4) 0. medium weight and plain weave fabrics.* Rfc. medium weight and plain weave fabrics.6-4.0-7.5-7.* Rfc. Decorative hemming on thin.* Rfc.0 (3/32-1/4) 0.1-1.0 (0-1/4) 0. smocking and decorative stitching 5. heirloom stitching.0 (1/16-1/4) 1. – N Decorative stitch N 23 23 23 24 24 24 N 25 25 25 N 26 26 26 N 27 27 27 N 28 28 28 *Rfc.0 (3/16) 5.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.0-4.5-4.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.5 (1/8) 4.0 (0-1/4) 1.5-7.5-7.* Rfc.0 (3/16) 5.* Rfc.0 (3/16) 5.0 (1/8) 3.* Rfc.0 (0-1/4) 2.0 (15/64) 5.* Rfc. medium weight and 24 plain weave fabrics. etc.0 (1/16-1/4) 1.5-4.

0 mm (1/4 inch). a along their seams. Trim along the stitches. 49 . This stitch is more decorative when thicker thread is used. • For better results. f aligned along the center of the two pieces of Sew with the center of the presser foot fabric. making fabric. remove the paper. g After sewing is finished. Baste the two pieces of fabric. • For details. Scallop stitching The wave-shaped repeating pattern that looks like shells is called “scalloping”.Fagoting Stitching across an open seam is called “fagoting”. Select stitch . onto thin paper or a sheet of water-soluble stabilizer. refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 27). a b Use an iron to fold the two pieces of fabric Attach monogramming foot “N”. apply spray starch onto the fabric and press with a hot iron before it is sewn. 3 Attach zigzag foot “J”. 3 1 2 a Thin paper or water soluble stabilizer b Basting stitching c 4 mm (3/16 inch) c d e c sure not to sew directly on the edge of the Stitch along the edge of the fabric. separated by b about 4. It is used on blouses and children's clothing. Set the stitch width to 7. d Select stitch or . It is used on the collars of blouses and to decorate the edges of handkerchiefs.0 mm (3/16 inch). • Be careful not to cut the stitches.

Smocking The decorative stitch created by stitching or embroidering over gathers is called “smocking”. Select stitch tension.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— g Pull out the threads for the straight stitches. Sew parallel stitching at intervals of 1 cm Fold the fabric along the bias. Pull the bobbin threads to create gathers. 1 a 1 cm (3/8 inch) • Do not sew reverse/reinforcement stitches or cut the thread. b c Attach zigzag foot “J”. They are used to decorate trims. the front of blouses or cuffs made of thin fabrics. Sew while making sure that the needle drops 1 e f Select stitch or . and then increase the thread • For details. . refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 27) and “Thread tension” (page 29). a c (3/8 inch). d slightly off the edge of the fabric. b stitch length to 4. a Attach zigzag foot “J”. The smocking stitch adds texture and elasticity to fabric. d Smooth the gathers by ironing them. refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 27). and then adjust the the thread tension. a Needle drop point 50 . Select the straight stitch. It is used to decorate the front of blouses or cuffs.0 mm (3/16 inch) and loosen Shell tuck stitching The gathers that look like shells are called “shell tucks”. • For details. Stitch between the straight stitches.

. Manually pass the thread through the eye of the needle from the front to the back.5 mm (1/4 inch) seam allowance c Straight stitch c b c Attach monogramming foot “N”. d faces up. . slowly turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) and check that the needle does not touch the presser foot. Start sewing. This is used when making a crazy quilt. or . Select stitch . a Right side of fabric 51 . • For details on inserting a needle. and then iron the tucks Heirloom stitching When sewing with the wing needle. b of fabric. ● After adjusting the stitch width. If the needle hits the presser foot. creating a lace-like decorative stitch. the needle may bend or break. For details.e down to one side. or . refer to “Replacing the needle” (page 21). refer to “Upper threading” (page 16). d Select stitch . the needle holes are enlarged. 2 1 1 3 a Wrong side of fabric b 6. Unfold the fabric. a 3 Insert the wing needle. and then open up the seam Sew together the right sides of the two pieces allowances. This is used to decorate hems and tablecloths on thin or medium weight fabrics in addition to plain weave fabrics. and then sew over the seam with the Turn the fabric over so that the right side center of the presser foot aligned with the seam.0 mm (15/64 inch) or less. CAUTION ● The needle threader cannot be used with the wing needle. a Joining Decorative bridging stitches can be sewn over the seam allowance of joined fabrics. otherwise the sewing machine may be damaged. . Attach zigzag foot “J”. otherwise the needle may bend or break. • Use a 130/705H 100/16 wing needle. CAUTION ● Select a stitch width of 6.

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4 APPENDIX
STITCH SETTINGS
Applications, stitch lengths and widths and whether the twin needle can be used are listed for utility stitches in the following table.

CAUTION
● Select a stitch width of 5.0 mm (3/16 inch) or less, otherwise the needle may break or the machine may be damaged. ● When using the twin needle, be sure to attach zigzag foot “J”, otherwise the needle may break or the machine may be damaged.

Utility stitches
Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rev. * Rev. * Rfc. ** Rfc. ** Rev. * Rfc. ** Rfc. ** Rfc. ** Rfc. ** Walking Foot *** Yes *** Yes No No No Twin Needle No Yes (J) No No No Presser Foot Pattern No. 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.)]

Stitch Name

Pattern

Left Straight

J

00

00

00

Basic stitching, sewing 00 gathers or pintucks, etc. Attaching zippers, basic 01 stitching, and sewing gathers or pintucks, etc. Attaching sleeves, sew02 ing inseams, sewing stretch fabrics and decorative stitching 03 Sewing stretch fabrics and decorative stitching 04 Overcasting and attaching appliqués Overcasting on medium stretch 05 weight or elastic, fabrics, attaching darning, etc. 06 Overcasting on thin or medium weight fabrics Overcasting on thick fab07 rics 08 Overcasting on stretch fabrics

0.0 (0)

0.0–7.0 (0–1/4)

2.5 (3/32) 2.5 (3/32) 2.5 (3/32) 2.5 (3/32) 1.4 (1/16) 1.0 (1/16) 2.0 (1/16) 2.5 (3/32) 2.5 (3/32)

0.2–5.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.2–5.0 (1/64–3/16) 1.5–4.0 (1/16–3/16) 1.0–4.0 (1/16–3/16) 0.0–4.0 (0–3/16) 0.2–4.0 (1/64–3/16) 1.0–4.0 (1/16–3/16) 1.0–4.0 (1/16–3/16) 0.5–4.0 (1/32–3/16)

Center

J

01

01

01

Triple stretch stitch

J

02

02

02

0.0 (0) 1.0 (1/16) 3.5 (1/8) 5.0 (3/16) 3.5 (1/8) 5.0 (3/16) 5.0 (3/16)

0.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 1.0–3.0 (1/16–1/8) 0.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 1.5–7.0 (1/16–1/4) 2.5–5.0 (3/32–3/16) 2.5–5.0 (3/32–3/16) 0.0–7.0 (0–1/4)

Stretch stitch

J

03

03

03

**** Yes No (J) **** *** Yes Yes (J) **** Yes No (J)

Zigzag stitch

J

04

04

04

3-point zigzag stitch

J

05

05

05

G

06

06

06

Overcasting stitch

G

07

07

07

J

08

08

08

**** Yes No (J)

*Rev.: Reverse **Rfc.: Reinforcement ***Do not use reverse stitching. ****Select a stitch width of 5.0 mm (3/16 inch) or less.

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70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model

Stitch Name

Application Auto Manual Auto Manual

R Blind hem stitch R

09

09

09

09

Blind hem stitching on medium weight fabrics Blind hem stitching on stretch fabrics

0 (0) 0 (0) 3.5 (1/8) 4.0 (3/16) 5.0 (3/16) 4.0 (3/16)

3 – –3

2.0 (1/16) 2.0 (1/16) 2.5 (3/32) 2.5 (3/32) 0.5 (1/32) 1.2 (1/16)

1.0–3.5 (1/16–1/8) 1.0–3.5 (1/16–1/8) 1.6–4.0 (1/16–3/16) 0.2–4.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.1-1.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.2–4.0 (1/64–3/16)

No

No

10

10

10

10

3 – –3

No

No

Appliqué stitch Shell tuck stitch Satin scallop stitch

J

11

11

11

11 Appliqué stitching

2.5–5.0 (3/32–3/16) 0.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 2.5-7.0 (3/32-1/4) 0.0–7.0 (0–1/4)

** Yes (J) ** Yes (J) ** Yes (J) ** Yes (J) ** Yes (J)

No

J

12

12

12

12 Shell tuck stitching

No

N

13

13

13

13 Scallop stitching

No

J

14

14

14

Patchwork stitching and 14 decorative stitching Patchwork stitching, decorative stitching and sew15 ing overcasting on both pieces of fabrics, such as with tricot stitching 16 Patchwork stitching and decorative 17 Fagoting, smocking and decorative stitching 18 Fagoting, smocking and decorative stitching

Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc. * Rfc. * Rfc. * Rfc. * Rfc. * Rfc. *

Walking Foot

Twin Needle

Presser Foot

Pattern No.

Stitch Width [mm (inch.)]

Stitch Length [mm (inch.)]

Pattern

No

4

Joining stitch

J

15

15

15

5.0 (3/16)

2.5–7.0 (3/32–1/4)

2.5 (3/32)

1.0–4.0 (1/16–3/16)

No

Rfc. *

J

16

16

16

5.0 (3/16) 5.0 (3/16) 5.0 (3/16) 4.0 (3/16) 4.0 (3/16) 5.5 (7/32) 5.0 (3/16) 3.5 (1/8) 6.0 (15/64) 5.0 (3/16)

0.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 0.0-7.0 (0-1/4) 2.5-7.0 (3/32-1/4) 0.0-7.0 (0-1/4) 0.0-7.0 (0-1/4) 0.0-7.0 (0-1/4) 1.5-7.0 (1/64-1/4) 1.5-7.0 (1/16-1/4) 1.5-7.0 (1/16-1/4) 1.5-7.0 (1/16-1/4)

1.2 (1/16) 2.5 (3/32) 2.5 (3/32) 3.0 (1/8) 2.5 (3/32) 1.6 (1/16) 1.0 (1/16) 2.5 (3/32) 3.0 (1/8) 3.5 (1/8)

0.2–4.0 (1/64–3/16) 1.0-4.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.0-4.0 (1/16-3/16) 2.0-4.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.0-4.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.0-4.0 (1/16-3/16) 0.2-4.0 (1/64-3/16) 1.6-4.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.5-4.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.5-4.0 (1/16-3/16)

** Yes (J) ** Yes (J) ** Yes (J)

No

Rfc. *

J Fagoting stitch J

17

17

17

No

Rfc. *

18

18

18

No

Rfc. *

J

19

19

19

19 Decorative stitching

No

No

Rfc. *

J

20

20

20

20 Decorative stitching

** Yes (J) ** Yes (J) ** Yes (J)

No

Rfc. *

J

21

21

21

Decorative stitching

No

Rfc. *

Decorative stitch

N

22

22

22

21 Decorative stitching and elastic-attaching Lace sewing, decorative 22 hemming, heirloom stitching, etc. 23 Decorative hemming, heirloom stitching, etc. Decorative hemming on thin, medium weight and plain weave fabrics, heirloom stitching, etc.

No

Rfc. *

N

23

23

23

No

No

Rfc. *

N

24

24

24

No

No

Rfc. *

N

25

25

25

No

No

Rfc. *

*Rfc.: Reinforcement

**Select a stitch width of 5.0 mm (3/16 inch) or less.

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70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model

Stitch Name

Application Auto Manual Auto Manual

N

26

26

26

Decorative stitch

N

27

27

27

N

28

28

28

Decorative hemming on 24 thin, medium weight and plain weave fabrics, heirloom stitching, etc. Decorative hemming on thin, medium weight and – plain weave fabrics, heirloom stitching, etc. Decorative hemming on thin, medium weight and – plain weave fabrics, heirloom stitching, etc. Horizontal buttonholes 25 on thin and medium weight fabrics Secured buttonholes for 26 fabrics that have backings

5.0 (3/16) 5.0 (3/16) 5.0 (3/16) 5.0 (3/16) 5.0 (3/16)

1.5-7.0 (1/16-1/4) 1.5-7.0 (1/16-1/4) 1.5-7.0 (1/16-1/4) 3.0-5.0 (1/8-3/16) 3.0–5.0 (1/8-3/16)

4.0 (3/16) 2.5 (3/32) 2.0 (1/16) 0.4 (1/64) 0.4 (1/64) 1.0 (1/16) 1.5 (1/16) 0.5 (1/32) 0.5 (1/32) 0.5 (1/32) 0.4 (1/64) 1.6 (1/16) 1.6 (1/16) 2.5 (3/32) 1.4 (1/16)

1.5-4.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.5-4.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.5-4.0 (1/16-3/16) 0.2-1.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.2–1.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.5–2.0 (1/32-1/16) 1.0–3.0 (1/16-1/8) 0.3–1.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.3–1.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.3–1.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.3–1.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.2–5.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.2–5.0 (1/64–3/16) 1.0–4.0 (1/16–3/16) 0.0–4.0 (0–3/16)

*** Yes No (J) *** Yes No (J) *** Yes No (J)

A

29

29

29

No

No

A

30

30

30

No

No

A

31

31

31

Buttonholes for stretch or 6.0 3.0–6.0 27 knit fabrics (15/64) (1/8-15/64) 28 Buttonholes for stretch fabrics 29 Keyhole buttonholes for thick or furry fabrics Keyhole buttonholes for medium weight and thick fabrics Keyhole buttonholes for thick or furry fabrics 6.0 3.0–6.0 (15/64) (1/8-15/64) 7.0 (1/4) 7.0 (1/4) 7.0 (1/4) 2.0 (1/16) 5.5 (7/32) 1.5 (1/16) 0.0 (0) 3.5 (1/8) 3.0–7.0 (1/8-1/4) 3.0–7.0 (1/8-1/4) 3.0–7.0 (1/8-1/4) 1.0–3.0 (1/16-1/8) 0.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 0.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 0.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 0.0–7.0 (0–1/4)

No

No

Buttonhole stitch

A

32

32

32

No

No

A

33

33

33

No

No

A

34

34

No

No

A

35

35

No

No

Bar tack stitch

A

36

36

34

Reinforcing openings 30 and areas where the seam easily comes loose Piecing straight stitching (with a seam allowance of 6.5mm from the right edge of the presser foot) Piecing straight stitching (with a seam allowance of 6.5mm from the right edge of the presser foot)

No

No

J Piecing straight stitch J

37

37

-

No

Yes

38

38

-

-

No

Yes

Hand-look quilting Zigzag stitch (for quilting)

J

39

39

35

31 Straight stitch quilting that looks hand-sewn Appliqué quilting, freemotion quilting, satin stitching, button sewing

No

No

J

40

40

-

-

No

Yes

*Rfc.: Reinforcement **Auto Rfc.: AutomaticReinforcement ***Select a stitch width of 5.0 mm (3/16 inch) or less.

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Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc. * Rfc. * Rfc. * Auto** Rfc. Auto** Rfc. Auto** Rfc. Auto** Rfc. Auto** Rfc. Auto** Rfc. Auto** Rfc. Auto** Rfc. Rfc. * Rfc. * Rfc. * Rfc. *

Walking Foot

Twin Needle

Presser Foot

Pattern No.

Stitch Width [mm (inch.)]

Stitch Length [mm (inch.)]

Pattern

0–7. * Rfc.0 (0–1/4) 0.0 (1/64–3/16) 0. etc.: Reinforcement 55 . etc. No No Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc. etc.0–7.2–4.0 (1/16–1/4) 0.2 (1/16) 1.0 (0–1/4) 0. * N 52 - - - For decoration.70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Stitch Name Application Auto Manual Auto Manual J Appliqué stitch (for quilting) J 41 41 - - Attaching appliqués and binding Attaching appliqués and binding Quilting background stitching (stippling) 1.2–4. No No Rfc.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.0 (1/16–3/16) 1. etc.0 (1/4) 7.0–7. etc.0–4.0–7.4 (1/16) 1. etc.)] Pattern N 46 46 38 - For decoration.2–4.0 (1/4) 7.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.5 (3/32) 2. * N 49 48 40 - For decoration.6 (1/16) 1.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.0–7.2 (1/16) 1.2–4.5 (1/16) 7.0 (1/64–3/16) 0. No No 4 N 47 - - - For decoration.0 (1/16) 2. * Rfc.0 (1/4) 7.2–4.0 (3/16) 7.0 (1/32–3/16) 1.0 (1/4) 7.0 (1/4) 0.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.0–7. * N 55 50 - - For decoration. etc.0 (1/4) 7. * Walking Foot Twin Needle Presser Foot Pattern No.0 (0–1/4) 0.0 (1/4) 7.0 (1/16) 1.2–4. * *Rfc.2–4.0 (1/4) 7.2–4.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.2–4.0 (0–1/4) 0.0 (0–1/4) 0. No No Rfc.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.0 (1/4) 7.0 (1/16) 2.0–7.2–4. * N 51 49 41 34 For decoration.0 (0–1/4) 0.5–5.0–7.5 (3/32) 1.0 (1/32–3/16) 0. No No Rfc. * Rfc.0 (1/4) 7. Stitch Width [mm (inch. No No Rfc. * Rfc.5–5. No No Rfc. No No N 45 45 37 33 For decoration.0 (1/16) 2.0 (1/4) 5.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 0.0–7. etc.0–7.0–7.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.5 (3/32) 2.2–4. etc.0 (1/16) 2.5 (3/32) 2. No No Rfc. * N 48 47 39 - For decoration. etc.0 (0–1/4) 0.2–4.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 0.0 (1/64–3/16) No No 42 42 - - No No Quilting stippling J 43 43 - - No No N 44 44 36 32 For decoration.0 (1/64–3/16) 0. No No Rfc.5 (1/16) 1. No No Rfc. * Rfc.0 (1/16–3/16) 0.0 (1/4) 7.0 (0–1/4) 0.0 (1/4) 7.0 (0–1/4) 0. * N 54 - - - For decoration. etc.0 (0–1/4) 0.6 (1/16) 2.0 (1/16–3/16) 1.2–4.6 (1/16) 2.0 (0–1/4) 1.0 (1/64–3/16) 0. No No Rfc. etc. * N 53 - - - For decoration.0–4. etc. * N 56 51 - - For decoration.0–7.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.5 (3/32) 2.0–4. * Decorative stitch N 50 - - - For decoration. No No Rfc.

etc.2–4.0 (0–1/4) 0.0 (1/64–3/16) ** Yes (J) ** Yes (J) ** Yes (J) ** Yes (J) ** Yes (J) ** Yes (J) ** Yes (J) ** Yes (J) No N 58 - - - For decoration.0 (1/64–1/16) 0. No N 65 - - - For decoration. No N Satin stitches N 60 54 44 36 For decoration. * Rfc. etc.0 (1/64–1/16) 0.0 (1/64–1/16) 0.0 (0–1/4) 0. No No N 69 59 49 39 For decoration.0 (1/4) 7.4 (1/64) 1.5–7.6 (1/16) 1.4 (1/64) 0.4 (1/64) 0.0 (1/64–1/16) 0. * Rfc.APPENDIX ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Stitch Name Application Auto Manual Auto Manual N 57 52 42 - For decoration.0 (1/4) 7.0 mm (3/16 inch) or less.4 (1/64) 0. * Rfc.5–7.0 (1/4) 7.5–7. etc.0 (1/64–3/16) 0. Stitch Width [mm (inch.0 (1/64–3/16) 0. etc.0 (3/32–1/4) 2.0 (3/32–1/4) 2. * Rfc. 56 Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc.0 (1/4) 7.1–1.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch. No N 64 - - - For decoration.0 (3/32–1/4) 2.0–7.0 (15/64) 6.5–7. * Rfc. * Rfc.0–7.0 (1/4) 7. No 61 55 45 - For decoration.: Reinforcement **Select a stitch width of 5. * Rfc.0–7.4 (1/16) 0.4 (1/64) 0. No N 63 - - - For decoration.0–7. No No *Rfc. No No N 66 - - - For decoration.)] Pattern .1–1.2–4.1–1.5–7.0 (3/32–1/4) 2.0 (3/32–1/4) 0. * Rfc.5–7.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.5–7. * Rfc.0 (1/64–1/16) 0.0 (1/4) 7. * Rfc.4 (1/64) 0. etc. No No Crossstitches N 67 57 47 38 For decoration. * Rfc.5 (3/32) 1.5–7. etc.4 (1/16) 1. No N 62 56 46 37 For decoration.4 (1/64) 0. etc. 7.0 (0–1/4) 0. * Walking Foot Twin Needle Presser Foot Pattern No. etc.1–1.0 (3/32–1/4) 2. No N 59 53 43 35 For decoration. etc.0 (1/64–1/16) 0.0 (1/64–3/16) 0. etc.2–4.0 (0–1/4) 0. etc.0 (1/64–1/16) 0.1–1.1–1.0 (15/64) 2.0 (1/4) 6.2–4.1–1. etc.0–7.0 (1/4) 7.4 (1/16) 2.0 (15/64) 6. * Rfc.0 (15/64) 6.0 (1/4) 7.0 (0–1/4) 0.0 (1/64–1/16) 0. etc. No No N 68 58 48 - For decoration.1–1.4 (1/64) 0.0 (3/32–1/4) 2.2–4.0 (3/32–1/4) 2.

lightly soak a cloth in neutral detergent. Cleaning the machine surface If the surface of the machine is dirty. Switch the machine off and unplug it. Raise the needle and the presser foot. wipe it again with a dry cloth. CAUTION ● Make sure you unplug the machine before you clean it. therefore. d and then slide it toward you to remove the Grasp both sides of the needle plate cover. otherwise injuries or an electric shock may occur. Otherwise. needle plate cover. Cleaning the bobbin case Sewing performance will suffer if dust collects in the bobbin case. 4 c clamp screw to remove the presser-foot Loosen the presser-foot screw and the needle holder and the needle. you may get an electric shock or be injured. a Needle plate cover 57 .MAINTENANCE Simple sewing machine maintenance operations are described below. and then wipe the surface of the machine. it should be cleaned periodically. squeeze it out firmly. After cleaning it once with a wet cloth. a b CAUTION ● Unplug the power supply cord before cleaning the machine.

APPENDIX ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— h needle plate. otherwise the needle may break. ● Make sure that you fit the bobbin case properly. Put the tabs on the needle plate cover into the 1 a Bobbin case f remove any dust from the race and its Use the cleaning brush or a vacuum cleaner to surrounding area. otherwise the upper thread may become tangled. a Cleaning brush b Race • Do not put oil on the bobbin case. CAUTION ● Never use a bobbin case that is scratched. the needle may break or sewing performance may suffer. Remove the bobbin case. contact your nearest authorized service center. and then slide the cover back on. Insert the bobbin case so that the projection 1 2 1 2 a Projection b Spring 58 . e Grasp the bobbin case. and then pull it out. For a new bobbin case (part code: XC3152-021). g on the bobbin case aligns with the spring.

Replace the needle. Loosen the upper thread tension. The needle clamp screw is loose. Move the bobbin winder shaft to the left. 4 The upper thread tension is too tight. in the bobbin case. Contact your retailer or the nearest authorized service center. How to put it right Plug the machine in. You have not threaded the upper thread properly. Only use a bobbin that has been designed for this machine. Replace the needle plate. for example.Contact your retailer or the nearest dle plate is scratched. 59 . – page 20 page 29 page 57 page 21 The upper thread tension is too tight. The thread is tangled. Turn on the main power switch. The bobbin winder shaft is pushed to the right. Attach the presser foot that is correct for the type of stitch that you want to sew. The needle is not fitted properly. If the thread is tangled in the bobbin case. Choose a thread and needle that are appropriate for the type of fabric. The needle is bent or blunt. Replace the needle. page 16 Remove any knots or tangles. The needle breaks. The bobbin case is scratched. The upper thread breaks. contact your retailer or the nearest authorised service center.) There are knots or tangles in the thread. You are pulling the fabric too much. The area around the hole in the presser foot is scratched. check the following possible problems. thread and needle. If the problem it still there. Fit the needle properly. Symptom Possible cause The machine is not plugged in.TROUBLESHOOTING If the machine stops working properly. – – page 11 Correct the upper threading. Reference page 9 page 9 page 12. The needle is bent or blunt. Use the foot controller properly. 13 page 10 page 21 page 22 page 21 page 20 page 52 page 29 – – The main power switch is turned off. The presser foot you are using is not appropriate for the type of stitch that you want to sew. (for example. The needle is not appropriate for the thread you are using. clean the bobbin case. You have not used the foot controller properly. Replace the presser foot. Lightly guide the fabric. Contact your retailer or the nearest authorized service center. Replace the bobbin case. or the thread has come out of the guide above the needle. You have not used a bobbin that has been designed for this machine. Incorrect bobbins will not work properly. The sewing machine does not work. The area around the hole in the nee. Choose a needle that is appropriate for the type of stitch. you have not fitted the spool properly. Remove the tangle thread. You have not used the right combination of fabric. Use the screwdriver to firmly tighten the screw. authorized service center. Loosen the upper thread tension.

Correct the upper threading. Replace the needle. Only use a bobbin that has been designed for this machine. You have not threaded the upper thread properly. 15 page 16 page 11 page 20 page 25 page 29 page 11 page 14. The bobbin case is scratched. The bobbin is scratched or does not turn smoothly. Reset the bobbin thread correctly. or has a burr on it. Thread the upper thread and wind the bobbin thread properly. 16 – page 20 page 21 page 31 page 29 60 .APPENDIX ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Symptom Possible cause You have not inserted the needle properly. You have not used a bobbin that has been designed for this machine. authorised service center. Wind the bobbin thread properly. 15. Replace the presser foot. Sew with stabiliser material under the fabric. Adjust the tension of the upper thread. The needle is bent or blunt.Replace the needle plate. Bobbin is set incorrectly. Incorrect bobbins will not work properly. Adjust the tension of the upper thread. The thread tension is incorrect. Only use a bobbin that has been designed for this machine. Reset the bobbin thread correctly. Bobbin is set incorrectly. Replace the bobbin case. You have not fitted the spool properly. Remove the tangled thread and clean the bobbin case. You have not used a bobbin that has been designed for this machine. the stitch is too thick. You have not threaded the upper thread properly or fitted the bobbin properly. The thread tension is incorrect. Wind the bobbin thread properly. Attach the presser-foot holder properly. Only use a bobbin that has been designed for this machine. 15 page 14. Contact your retailer or the nearest authorised service center. Choose a thread and needle that are appropriate for the type of fabric. Contact your retailer or the nearest authorised service center. The area around the hole in the presser foot is scratched. You have not wound the bobbin thread properly. You have not wound the bobbin thread properly. Fit the spool properly. You have not used the right combination of fabric. Contact your retailer or the nearest dle plate is scratched. You have not threaded the right combination of thread and needle for the fabric you are using. – – page 11 page 11 – page 57 page 11 page 14. Incorrect bobbins will not work properly. How to put it right Insert the needle properly. Choose a thread and needle that are appropriate for the type of fabric. The upper thread breaks. If you are sewing thin fabric. Replace the bobbin. You have not attached the presserfoot holder properly. The fabric is wrinkled. The thread is tangled. thread and needle. Incorrect bobbins will not work properly. You have not used a bobbin that has been designed for this machine. The lower thread is tangled or breaks. The thread tension is incorrect. Reference page 21 – The area around the hole in the nee.

The thread is tangled. Dust has built up in the feed dogs or in the bobbin case. If the thread is tangled in the bobbin case. 45 page 27 page 20 page 57 – 61 . The bobbin case is scratched. You have not used the right combination of fabric. Remove the needle plate cover and clean the plate and the bobbin case. Adjust the tension of the upper thread. The presser foot that you are using is not correct for the type of stitch.Symptom Possible cause You have not threaded the upper thread properly. You have not threaded the upper thread properly. Correct the upper threading. Clean the bobbin case. You have not moved the needle holder to its highest position. in the bobbin case. Insert the needle properly. Reference page 16 page 20 page 21 page 57 page 57 page 16 – Stitches are skipped. You have not used the right combination of fabric. Contact your retailer or the nearest authorized service center. If the thread is tangled in the bobbin case. There is a highpitched noise while sewing. clean the bobbin case. for example. page 21 page 52 page 29 page 57 page 38. The thread tension is incorrect. Insert the needle properly. The feed dogs are lowered. The stitch is not sewn correctly. The thread is tangled. in the bobbin case. Contact your retailer or the nearest authorized service center. page 11 4 The needle threader can not be used. Dust has accumulated under the needle plate or in the bobbin case. page 16 You have not inserted the needle properly. Raise the needle either by turning the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) so that the mark on the wheel points up or by pressing (needle position button) once or twice. Slide the feed dog position lever to . Remove the tangle thread. You have not used bobbin that has been designed for this machine. The fabric does not feed. The stitch is too fine. Choose a thread and needle that are appropriate for the type of fabric. Remove the tangle thread. You have not inserted the needle properly. How to put it right Correct the upper threading. The sewing light bulb does not come on. Choose a thread and needle that are appropriate for the type of fabric. Only use a bobbin that has been designed for this machine. Replace the needle. for example. clean the bobbin case. Lengthen the stitch length. thread and needle. Replace the bobbin case. The needle is bent or blunt. thread and needle. Attach the presser foot that is correct for the type of stitch that you want to sew. The sewing lamp is damaged. Incorrect bobbins will not work properly.

Remove the tangled thread before continuing the operation. operate the machine by using the foot controller. ■ If the machine locks up. and correct it before continuing to sew. ■ If an incorrect operation is performed or a non-functioning key is pressed Two or four beeps sound. Follow the instructions indicated in the table. A stitch other than the buttonhole or bar tack stitch was selected and the foot controller was pressed (or the start/stop button was pressed if the foot controller is not connected) while the buttonhole lever is lowered. Raise the buttonhole lever before continuing the operation. for example. Be sure to check for the cause of the error. The motor locked up because the thread is tangled. Move the bobbin winder shaft to the left before continuing the operation. troller was connected. ■ If a key is pressed (correct operation) One beep sounds. an error message appears on the operation panel. Lower the buttonhole lever before continuing the operation.APPENDIX ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ERROR MESSAGES If an operation is performed incorrectly before the sewing machine is set up. Operation beep (for models equipped with the operation beep) Each time a key is pressed you will hear one beep. The reverse/reinforcement stitch button or needle position button was pressed while the bobbin winder shaft is moved to the right. Disconnect the foot controller. because the thread is tangled The sewing machine beeps for four seconds and the machine automatically stops. and then press the start/ The start/stop button was pressed while the foot constop button. The buttonhole or bar tack stitch was selected and the foot controller was pressed (or the start/stop button was pressed if the foot controller is not connected) while the buttonhole lever is raised. the machine may be malfunctioning. Contact your nearest authorized service center. Note ● If error message “F1” through “F8” appears in the LCD while the sewing machine is being used. Error Message Probable Cause The foot controller was pressed (or the start/stop button was pressed if the foot controller is not connected) and the reverse/reinforcement stitch button was pressed while the presser foot is raised. If a non-functioning key is pressed or an incorrect operation is performed you will hear two or four beeps (only for models equipped with the operation beep). the message disappears. Otherwise. 62 . Solution Lower the presser foot lever before continuing the operation. If you press the stitch selection key or do the operation correctly while the error message is displayed.

............................. 5 main power switch...............................................37 F fagoting ........................ 11 Darning................................................................................................................... 48 L LCD .......... 11...............31 free-motion quilting..................................................................6....... 16 pre-tension disk............ 31 foot controller ............... 46 presser foot................ 33 stretch fabrics ......6 needle threader .................................. 27 straight stitch .................. 33 needle position button..........................7 63 ...................................36 buttonhole lever ...................................................................................... 37...................6..... 49 seam ripper .............................................................. 6 sleeve holes...................................................................... 43 piecing .... 31 J joining...................... 20 sewing speed controller.......................................................................... 57 needle position......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20 needle bar thread guide............................................................................................................................................... 16 start/stop button.........................................................14 bobbin case.........................................................................................43 D E P patchwork stitching ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................8 appliqués ...........51 S scallop stitching ..............32............................................................42 N needle ....................i INDEX Numerics 3-point zigzag stitch ..............35 O openings ........ 57 bobbin cover..................... 6 H handwheel ...................32 M main parts ...................42.............................................................................................. 6 needle clamp screw ......................................6......................................................................................... 46 reverse/reinforcement stitch button......................................................................... 15 quilting................ 8 overcasting stitches ...34 bobbin ...................................................................................................................................................................49 fast bobbin winding................................... 46 operation beep ............................................................................... 14 bobbin winder......8...............................45 feed dogs................................................................................................................................ 59..................... 62 button sewing.....................5 heirloom stitching .............6............................... 6 operation panel ............................................................33 blind hem stitching........................38 buttonhole foot................. 43 pocket corners................................................................................................. 25 presser foot lever ......... 51 A accessories ....................................23 eyelet punch .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6 needle plate cover.. 45 flat bed attachment...41 error messages........................................................ 44 quilting foot.......... 28 free-arm style ............................................................................................................... 22 needle plate ............................................. 28 stitch length............................................................................................ 7 optional accessories .................... 44 Q R reinforcement stitching...51 joining stitch ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 62 operation buttons ........................11............ 6.................. 24 presser foot holder..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37 sewing machine needles .. 17 B bar tack ...........................6............................................................................ 7 stitch settings........................ 46 smocking................................49......................................................14.................. 45 quilting guide .................. 47 buttonhole sewing....................6........................6................................................................................ 50 spool pin ................................................................... 52 stitch width ........................................................................................................................7................... 41 elastic tape ..............................................................45 quick-set bobbin ............................. 9 monogramming.46 basic stitching .........................62 extra spool pin ..............................................................................6...................................................... 32 4 C crazy quilt stitching ............................. 27 stitch selection key ...........12 feed dog position lever ....................

.........................................30 thin fabrics ...............................................................................................29 trial sewing..............................16 W walking foot .................................................................... 42 zipper foot..................................................................................................................40 zipper Insertion ..........—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— T thick fabrics..........................................................29 upper threading......................................................... 32............59 twin needle ...............................................................................51 zigzag stitch ......22 U upper tension-control dial ........................................................................................33 troubleshooting ..........40 Z 64 .30 triple stretch stitch ... 30............................................................................................................................................................29 thread guide .................................31 thread cutter............................................................................................................16 thread tension ....44 wing needle .................................................

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English 885-S33/S34/S36/S37 XC8835-7219 Printed in China .

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