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. needle. For repair or adjustment In the event a malfunction occurs or adjustment is required. and scouring powders can damage the case and machine. Use only neutral soaps or detergents to clean the case. please consult your local authorized Brother dealer. Benzene. the presser feet. thread takeup lever. If the problem persists. 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. For a longer service life 1. or other hot objects. avoid direct sunlight and high humidity locations. first follow the troubleshooting table in the back of the operation manual to inspect and adjust the machine yourself. halogen lamp. PLEASE READ BEFORE USING THIS MACHINE For safe operation 1.com The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice. and should never be used. 4. For additional product information and updates.CONGRATULATIONS ON CHOOSING OUR MACHINE Your machine is one of the most advanced computerized household sewing machines. or other moving parts. Do not touch the hand wheel. 2 . Do not use extension cords. Always consult the operation manual when replacing or installing any assemblies. needle. Be sure to keep your eye on the needle while sewing. 4. thinner. we suggest that you study the manual before using the machine. Do not store anything on the foot controller. To fully enjoy all the features. Plug the machine directly into the wall. iron.brother. 2. visit our web site at www. 3. Do not drop or hit the machine. When storing this machine. or other parts to assure correct installation. Do not use or store the machine near a space heater.

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

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

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

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

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

We have designed these accessories to help you be able to carry out most sewing tasks. 13.S. 5. 5. CS-4000. CE-5000PRW. 15. 2. SM-6500PRW. No.S. 9. only) ● Foot controller: Model T This foot controller can be used on the following machine models: CS-100. ES-2000. (Part code: 132730-122) 1. 75/11 1 needle 90/14 1 needle 100/16 1 needle 11. / Canada Others F016N: SA132 XC2215-002 135793-001 8 . ES-2400. 8. XR-7700. 3.A. / Canada Others F033N: SA140 XC2214-002 F005N: SA129 XC1948-002 F001N: SA125 XC1944-002 No. 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. HS-1000. Note (For U. 10. 6. / 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. EX-660. 7. 4. 1 2 3 Part Name Walking Foot Quilting Foot 1/4-Inch Quilting Foot Part Code U. 4 5 Part Name Quilting guide Eyelet punch Part Code U.A.KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ————————————————————————————————————————— ACCESSORIES The following accessories are stored in the flat bed attachment. BC-1000. / 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. 2.S.A. Part Name U. CS-770 ● The screw of the presser foot holder is available through your authorized dealer.A. 14. CE-4000. 3. 12. 4. CS-6000i. No.S.A.S. CS-6000.

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

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

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

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

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). Cut the thread. CAUTION ● Be sure to cut the thread as described. slide the bobbin winder shaft e the slit in the bobbin winder seat. connect the foot controller before turning on the machine. When the bobbin begins spinning slowly.■ 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). CAUTION ● Not winding the bobbin properly may cause the thread tension to loosen. ● When the foot controller is plugged in. the start/stop button cannot be used to start or stop sewing (only for models equipped with the start/stop button). 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. Turn on the sewing machine. If the bobbin is wound without cutting the thread using the cutter built into the slit in the bobbin winder seat. j to the left and remove the bobbin. (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. 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). 1 a Sewing speed controller g Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder shaft notch in the bobbin. the thread may become tangled in the bobbin or the needle may bend or break when the bobbin thread starts to run out. d pre-tension disk with your left hand. a Slit in bobbin winder seat (with built-in cutter) The thread is cut to a suitable length. 1 a Wound evenly b Wound poorly 2 13 . and may break the needle. i your foot off the foot controller or press Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right. take (start/stop button) (for models equipped with the start/stop button). Press the foot controller or press start/stop button) to start.

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

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

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

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

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

1 a Upper thread b raise the needle either by turning the While holding the end of the upper thread. 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. b steps 1 to 4.Drawing up the lower thread a Lightly hold the end of the upper thread. c a Upper thread b Lower thread Draw up the lower thread as described in Replace the bobbin cover. 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. b Needle position button Pull on the upper thread to draw up the lower • The bobbin cover should still be removed. a Mark c thread. put the bobbin back in. and leave it there without or Pass the thread along the slit in the direction cutting it. 19 . 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. you can draw up the lower thread by hand so that some thread will be left over. Before you draw up the lower thread. When sewing gathers or darts.

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

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

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

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

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

• For details. such as the quilting foot. Raise the presser foot lever to check that the a Presser foot holder b Presser bar b your right hand. ■ Attaching the presser foot holder a left side of the presser bar. g presser foot is securely attached. 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. Align the presser foot holder with the lower- 1 a Presser foot lever The presser foot is 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. the thread tension will be incorrect. b holder screw. Remove the presser foot. Use the screwdriver to remove the presser foot holder. 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. Use the screwdriver to loosen the presser foot a Screwdriver b Presser foot holder c Presser foot holder screw 25 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

** Rfc.* Rfc. 1 c against the guide of the presser foot.0 (0–1/4) 1. attaching elastic. 06 Overcasting on thin or medium weight fabrics 07 Overcasting on thick fabrics 08 Overcasting on stretch fabrics 3.0–7.0 (3/16) 5. etc. slowly turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) and check that the needle does not touch the presser foot. a Needle drop point CAUTION ● After adjusting the stitch width.0 (3/16) 0.5 (1/8) 5.5–7. • For details.: Reinforcement ***Do not use reverse stitching. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rev. They are also useful for sewing stretch materials.5–4.0 (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.0 (0–1/4) 1.0–7. Attach overcasting foot “G” or zigzag foot “J”. d presser foot guide.0–4.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— 3 UTILITY STITCHES OVERCASTING STITCHES You can use the overcasting stitches to join together seams and finish them in one operation.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.5 (3/32) 2.0 (1/16–3/16) 0. refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 27).0 (0–3/16) 0.0–4. If the needle hits the presser foot. ** Rfc.0 (1/64–3/16) 1. ** Rfc.0 (1/16) 2. Sew with the edge of the fabric against the Select a stitch.0 (3/32–3/16) 2.2–4.0 (1/16) 2. and then Position the fabric with the edge of the fabric lower the presser foot lever.5 (3/32) 0.5 (1/8) 5. darning.5–5.5–5. 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch.0 (3/32–3/16) 0.4 (1/16) 1. a Guide 32 .)] Stitch Name Pattern Zigzag stitch J 04 04 04 Overcasting and attach04 ing appliqués Overcasting on medium 05 weight or stretch fabrics.0–4.0 (3/16) 3.0 (1/16–3/16) 1. the needle may bend or break.: Reverse a b **Rfc. ** Walking Foot *** Yes No No No No Twin Needle Yes (J) Yes (J) No No Yes (J) Presser Foot Pattern No.0 (1/16–1/4) 2.

: Reinforcement ***Do not use reverse stitching. refer to “Sewing reinforcement stitches” (page 29).* Rev. cut the thread. refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 27).0 (1/64–3/16) 1. basic 01 stitching.0 (1/64–3/16) 0. • For details.2–5. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rev. sewing gathers or pintucks. Attaching sleeves. f When sewing is finished. ■ Changing the needle position With the straight stitch (left needle position) and the triple stretch stitch. e Lower the needle into the fabric at the Start sewing. and sewing gathers or pintucks.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.* Walking Foot *** Yes *** Yes Twin Needle No Yes (J) Presser Foot Pattern No. etc. sewing 02 stretch fabrics and decorative stitching – – 3 No Rfc. a Stitch width adjustment key b Left needle position c Right needle position 33 . the needle position can be adjusted.5 (3/32) 0. • For details.0 (0–1/4) No *Rev.5 (3/32) 2.: Reverse **Rfc.0 (0–1/4) 2. • For details. Basic stitching a b c Baste or pin together the fabric pieces. • For details on sewing reverse/reinforcement stitches. refer to “Starting to sew” (page 28).0 (0) 0.BASIC STITCHING Straight stitches are used for sewing plain seams.0–7. 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch.0–7.2–5. pressing the “–” side of the stitch width adjustment key moves the needle to the left.0 (1/16–3/16) Center J 01 01 01 Attaching zippers.** Triple stretch stitch J 02 02 02 0.5 (3/32) 2. etc.0 (0) 0. Attach zigzag foot “J”.)] Stitch Name Pattern Left Straight J 00 00 00 00 Basic stitching. d beginning of the stitching. refer to “Starting to sew” (page 28).5–4. Select a stitch. Pressing the “+” side of the stitch width adjustment key moves the needle to the right. 0. sewing inseams. Three stitches are available for basic stitching.

Fold back the fabric along the basting. ■ If the needle does not catch the hem fold If the needle does not catch the hem fold.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch. without the stitch showing. Position the fabric with the edge of the folded then lower the presser foot lever. Check that the needle slightly catches the fold of the hem. and a Wrong side of fabric b Right side of fabric • For details on changing the stitch width.)] 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 2.0–3. * Rfc. * Walking Foot No No Twin Needle No No Presser Foot Pattern No.5 (1/16–1/8) 10 10 10 10 3 – –3 *Rfc. adjust the stitch width so that the needle slightly catches the fold by pressing the “-” side of the stitch width adjustment key. d hem against the guide 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.0–3.0 (1/16) 2. 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 .5 (1/16–1/8) 1. like the hem of a pair of trousers. Select a stitch. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc. e presser foot guide.0 (1/16) 1. adjust the stitch width so that the needle slightly catches the fold by pressing the “+” side of the stitch width adjustment key. Sew with the fold of the hem against the Remove the basting stitching and turn the R f fabric right side up. 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. and then position the fabric with the wrong side facing up.: Reinforcement a hem. ■ If the needle catches too much of the hem fold If the needle catches too much of the hem fold.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— BLIND HEM STITCHING You can use the Blind Hem Stitch to finish the edge of a project. refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 27).

: Reinforcement The maximum buttonhole length is about 28 mm (1-1/8 inch) (diameter + thickness of the button).0 (3/16) 5.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.0 (1/4) 3. Auto* Rfc.5 (1/8) 3.** Walking Foot No No Twin Needle No No Presser Foot Pattern No.0 (1/8-3/16) 0. Auto* Rfc.5–2.0 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.0 (1/16) 1.0 (3/16) 3.0 3.5 (1/32) 1.4 (1/64) 1.3–1.0 (1/8-1/4) 3.0–5.0–6.0 (0-3/16) A 30 30 30 3 A 31 31 31 Buttonholes for stretch or 6. freemotion quilting.5 (1/16) 0.4 (1/16) 0. Buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back. Auto* Rfc.0 (1/8-1/4) 0.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.0–3.0–7.0–7.2–1.0-4. Rfc.0 (1/4) 7.)] 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.: Automatic Reinforcement **Rfc.0–7.0 (1/16-1/8) 0.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.3–1.0–7. as shown below.2-1. button sewing 6.4 (1/64) 0.0-5.5 (1/32) 0.0 3.0 (1/32-1/16) 1.0 (1/8-3/16) 3.0 (1/4) 7. Auto* Rfc.0 (1/64-1/16) 0.0–6.5 (1/32) 0.0 (1/64-1/16) 0. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Auto* Rfc. 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch.3–1. a Reinforcement stitching 35 .0 (15/64) (1/8-15/64) 7. Auto* Rfc.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.BUTTONHOLE SEWING Buttonholes can be sewn and buttons can be sewn on.0 (1/8-1/4) 3. satin stitching. Auto* Rfc.

Select a stitch. which is used for sewing buttonholes.) 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. the button guide plate should be set to 25 mm (1 inch) on the scale. Pull out the button guide plate of buttonhole be put through the buttonhole. 1 1 2 a 10 mm (3/8 inch) b 15 mm (9/16 inch) c a Marks on fabric b foot “A”. Pass the upper thread down through the hole in the presser foot. and then lower the presser foot lever. 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.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— The names of parts of buttonhole foot “A”. 1 ■ If the button does not fit in the button guide plate Add together the diameter and thickness of the button. and then set the button guide plate to the calculated length. 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). and then insert the button that will d Attach buttonhole foot “A”. 1 The size of the buttonhole is set. are indicated below. 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).

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

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

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

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

the finished dimensions will be that of the stretched elastic tape. otherwise the needle may bend or break. be sure that the needle does not touch any pins.0 (3/16) 1.0 (1/16) 5. pull the fabric at the pin nearest the front of the presser foot with your right hand. attaching elastic. * Rfc. it is necessary that a suitable length of the elastic tape be used. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc.0 (1/16–3/16) 0.0 (1/16–1/8) 1.5 (3/32) 1. 1 2 a Elastic tape b Pin CAUTION ● When sewing. 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. 1. darning. Therefore.)] Pattern Stitch Name Stretch stitch J 03 03 03 03 Sewing stretch fabrics and decorative stitching Overcasting on medium weight or stretch fabrics. While pulling the fabric behind the presser foot with your left hand. Attach zigzag foot “J”. etc.SEWING STRETCH FABRICS AND ELASTIC TAPE Stretch fabrics can be sewn and elastic tape can be attached. Select stitch . Select stitch . Elastic attaching When elastic tape is attached to the cuff or waist of a piece of clothing.0–4. as the fabric. 3 Stretch stitching a b c b c Attach zigzag foot “J”. * Walking Foot No No Twin Needle Yes (J) Yes (J) Presser Foot Pattern No.0 (1/16) 1.5–7.0 (1/64–3/16) 3-point zigzag stitch J 05 05 05 05 *Rfc.0–3. a fabric.: Reinforcement Observe the corresponding precautions when performing each of the following stitching operations. 41 .2–4. 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. 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.0 (1/16–1/4) 2.

0–4.* 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.5–7.* Rfc. 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch. 42 .0 (0–1/4) 0.0 (1/16–1/4) 1.0 (0–1/4) 1.0 (1/4) 0.: Reinforcement **Do not use reverse stitching.)] Stitch Name Pattern Zigzag stitch J 04 04 04 04 Overcasting and attaching appliqués Appliqué quilting.* Rfc.0 (1/32–3/16) 0.4 (1/16) 2.0 (1/16–3/16) J 16 16 16 5.5–5. PATCHWORK AND QUILT STITCHING The stitches that can be used for sewing appliqués.0 (3/16) 2. 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 5.6 (1/16) 1.0 (0–3/16) 0.* Rfc.* Rfc.0–7.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 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) 1.* Rfc.0 (1/16–3/16) Hand-look quilting Quilting stippling J 39 39 35 J 43 43 - - *Rfc.2 (1/16) 1.0 (3/32–3/16) 0.5 (3/32) 1.5–5. Baste the cut design to the fabric.5 (1/16) 5.5–5.* Rfc. decorative stitching and sew15 ing overcasting on both pieces of fabrics.* Rfc.0 (1/16–3/16) 1.2 (1/16) 0.2–4.0 (0–3/16) 1.2–5.6 (1/16) 0.0 (1/64–3/16) 1.0–4.5 (1/16) 4. freemotion quilting.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.0 (1/32–3/16) 0. patchwork and quilts are described below.0–4.0–7. a Select stitch .* Rfc.* Rfc.0 (0–1/4) 0.0–4.2 (1/16) 2.5 (7/32) 1.2 (1/16) 1.5 (1/8) 3.0 (1/16–3/16) 0.5 (3/32) 1.0 (1/16–3/16) 1.* Rfc.2–5.0–7.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 0.* Rfc.0–7.6–4.0–7.2–4.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.0–4.6 (1/16) 1.0 (3/16) 0.0–4.0 (0) 7.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— APPLIQUÉ.5 (1/16) 1. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc.5 (3/32) 1.0–4.0 (0–1/4) 1.5mm 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.0 (3/16) 0.5 (1/8) 3.4 (1/16) 1. Appliqués You can create an appliqué by cutting a different piece of fabric into a shape and using it as a decoration.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.0–7.0 (3/32–1/4) 2. b c Attach zigzag foot “J”.5mm from the right edge of the presser foot) Piecing straight stitching (with a seam allowance of 6.5 (1/8) 1. satin stitching 3.0 (0–1/4) 0.

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

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

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

Attach zigzag foot “J”. As an example.3-1. refer to “Starting to sew” (page 28). sewing stretch fabrics and decorative stitching Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch. (The distance between the markings on the presser foot scale is 5 mm (3/16 inch). such as pocket corners and openings.)] Stitch Name Triple stretch stitch Bar tack stitch Pattern J 02 02 02 02 0.5 (3/32) 0.0 (1/16) 0. inseams and pocket corners. 46 .4 (1/64) 1. b Attach buttonhole foot “A”. • For details. a b c Bar tack stitching Bar tacks are used to reinforce points subject to strain.0-3.: Reinforcement **Auto Rfc.5-4.0 (0-1/4) 1.* Auto** Rfc.0 (1/16-3/16) 0.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— REINFORCEMENT STITCHING Reinforce points that will be subject to strain. sewing inseams. such as sleeve holes. Select stitch . Start sewing.: Automatic Reinforcement Triple stretch stitching Use triple stretch stitching to reinforce sleeve holes and inseams. Walking Foot No No Twin Needle No No Presser Foot Pattern No. the procedure for sewing bar tacks at pocket corners is described below. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.0-7.0 (1/64-1/16) A 36 36 34 Reinforcing openings 30 and areas where the seam easily comes loose *Rfc.0 (0) 2. “A” to the desired length.) 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. a Set the button guide plate on buttonhole foot Determine the desired length of the bar tack. 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Attaching sleeves.0 (1/16-1/8) 2.

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

0 (3/32-1/4) 0.5 (3/32) 1.: Reinforcement 48 .0 (1/8) 2.5-4.* Rfc.)] Pattern Stitch Name J Fagoting stitch J 17 17 17 17 Fagoting.0-4.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.0 (1/16-1/4) 1.5-7.5 (3/32) 3.0 (1/16-3/16) 1. Decorative hemming on thin.* Rfc.0-7.2 (1/16) 2.* Rfc. medium weight and plain weave fabrics.0 (1/64-3/16) 1.0 (3/16) 4. Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc.* Rfc.0 (0-1/4) 2.5-4.0 (0-1/4) 0.0 (3/16) 5. Decorative hemming on and – thin.0 (3/16) 2.0 (3/16) 5.* Rfc.5-7.2 (1/16) 2.5 (1/8) 4.2-4.5-7. 23 Decorative hemming. 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.5 (3/32) 1.* Rfc.2-4.0 (1/64-3/16) 1.5-7.0 (1/16-3/16) 1. etc.UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— DECORATIVE STITCHING Various decorative stitches can be sewn with this sewing machine.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.0 (1/16-3/16) 18 18 18 18 Fagoting. Decorative hemming on thin. etc.* 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.0 (1/16-1/4) 2.0-7.0 (3/32-1/4) 0.0 (1/64-3/16) 0.0-7.0-4.0 (1/16-1/4 1.5 (3/32) 0.0 (3/16) 4.5-7.5 (3/32) 2.5-7.* Rfc.5 (3/32) 1.0 (3/16) 5.* Rfc.0 (3/16) 5.0-4.5-7.0 (3/16) 5. smocking and decorative stitching Patchwork stitching and 14 decorative stitching Patchwork stitching.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.0 (0-1/4) 2.0 (3/16) 5.5 (1/8) 6.5-7.* Rfc.* Rfc.0 (1/16-1/4) 1.0 (1/16-3/16) 0.0 (1/16-3/16) 0. etc. heirloom stitching.0 (15/64) 5.* Rfc. – 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) 3.5-4.0-4. medium weight and plain weave fabrics.0 (1/16-1/4) 1.0 (1/16-1/4) 1. medium weightheirplain weave fabrics.0 (1/16-3/16) 0.* Rfc.0 (0-1/4) 0.5-4. decorative stitching and sewing 15 overcasting on both pieces of fabrics.0 (3/16) 4. decorative 22 hemming.6-4.0-7.0 (1/64-3/16) 0.5 (7/32) 5.5-7.5 (3/32) 2.0 (1/64-1/16) 2. heirloom stitching.0 (1/64-1/4) 1.6 (1/16) 1.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.5-7.0 (1/16-3/16) 1.1-1.0-7. loom stitching.* Rfc. medium weight and 24 plain weave fabrics.0 (1/16) 2.0 (1/16-3/16) 1. heirloom stitching.* Rfc.0 (0-1/4) 0.0 (1/8) 3.0-4. etc.2-4. heirloom stitching. smocking and decorative stitching 5. etc.5 (1/32) 3.0-4.5-4.0 (0-1/4) 1.0-7. 70 stitches model 60 stitches model 50 stitches model 40 stitches model Application Auto Manual Auto Manual Stitch Width [mm (inch.0 (3/16) 5.0 (3/16) 4. etc. Decorative hemming on – thin.* Rfc.0-7.0 (3/16) 5.0 (0-1/4) 2.* Rfc.0 (1/16) 1. heirloom stitching.0 (3/32-1/4) 0.0 (3/16) 0.2-4.

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

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

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

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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

5 (3/32) 2.0–7.0–7.5–5.0 (1/4) 7.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.0 (1/4) 7.0 (1/4) 7.0–7. * N 51 49 41 34 For decoration.0 (1/16) 1.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.0 (1/16–3/16) 0.0–4.2–4.5–5.2–4.0 (1/4) 7. etc. No No N 45 45 37 33 For decoration.5 (1/16) 7. No No 4 N 47 - - - For decoration.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 0.5 (1/16) 1. * Walking Foot Twin Needle Presser Foot Pattern No.0 (1/4) 0.2–4. etc.0–7.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 0.0 (1/4) 7. No No Rfc. No No Rfc.0 (1/16–1/4) 0.0 (1/16) 2.2–4. etc. No No Rfc.0 (0–1/4) 0.5 (3/32) 2. * N 54 - - - For decoration. * N 49 48 40 - For decoration.0–7.0 (1/4) 7.6 (1/16) 2. * *Rfc.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.0 (0–1/4) 0.0 (0–1/4) 0.0–7.4 (1/16) 1.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.0 (1/64–3/16) 0. No No Rfc. etc.0 (0–1/4) 1.)] Pattern N 46 46 38 - For decoration.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.5 (3/32) 2. * Rfc.0 (1/4) 7. No No Rfc.2–4. etc. etc. etc.0–7.2 (1/16) 1. No No Rfc.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 (1/16) 1.0 (1/16) 2. * N 48 47 39 - For decoration.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.0 (1/32–3/16) 1.0 (1/16–3/16) 1. etc. etc.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.5 (3/32) 1.2–4. * N 55 50 - - For decoration.0–7. * N 53 - - - For decoration. No No Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc.0 (0–1/4) 0.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.2–4.5 (3/32) 2. * Decorative stitch N 50 - - - For decoration. * N 56 51 - - For decoration. * Rfc.2–4. etc.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 (0–1/4) 0.0 (0–1/4) 0. No No Rfc. No No Rfc.0 (1/16–3/16) 1.6 (1/16) 1.0–7. etc.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.0 (1/4) 7. * Rfc.0 (0–1/4) 0. etc.2–4. etc.2–4.0 (1/16) 2. Stitch Width [mm (inch.0–4.0 (0–1/4) 0.0 (1/4) 5.0 (1/64–3/16) 0. * N 52 - - - For decoration.0 (1/4) 7. * Rfc.0–4.: Reinforcement 55 . No No Rfc. No No Rfc.0 (1/32–3/16) 0.2–4.0–7.2–4.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.0 (1/4) 7.0 (0–1/4) 0.0 (3/16) 7. * Rfc.0–7.0 (1/4) 7.0–7.0 (0–1/4) 0.6 (1/16) 2.2–4.0 (1/16) 2.

0 (15/64) 6.0 (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 (1/64–3/16) 0.4 (1/64) 0. * Rfc. No No N 68 58 48 - For decoration.4 (1/16) 0.4 (1/64) 1.0 (3/32–1/4) 2.5–7.2–4.0 (3/32–1/4) 2.2–4.0 (3/32–1/4) 2. etc. etc.1–1.0 (1/64–1/16) 0.2–4. No N 64 - - - For decoration.5–7.0 (1/4) 7. etc.0–7. No No N 69 59 49 39 For decoration.0 (0–1/4) 0.0–7.1–1.0 mm (3/16 inch) or less.0 (1/4) 7. No N 63 - - - For decoration. etc.5–7.4 (1/64) 0.0 (0–1/4) 0. etc. No No Crossstitches N 67 57 47 38 For decoration.4 (1/64) 0.2–4. * Rfc. etc.0 (1/4) 7.5–7. etc. * Rfc.0 (1/64–1/16) 0.0 (1/4) 7.1–1. * Rfc. etc. 56 Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitching Rfc.0 (1/4) 7.2–4. No N 62 56 46 37 For decoration.0 (1/4) 7. etc.5–7.0 (0–1/4) 0. No N 65 - - - For decoration. * Rfc.5–7. * Rfc. * Walking Foot Twin Needle Presser Foot Pattern No.1–1.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. etc.0 (3/32–1/4) 0.1–1.0–7. No 61 55 45 - For decoration.0 (1/4) 7.0 (1/64–1/16) 0.0 (1/64–1/16) 0.0 (3/32–1/4) 2.1–1.: Reinforcement **Select a stitch width of 5.5–7. * Rfc.0–7.1–1.4 (1/64) 0. * Rfc.0 (1/64–1/16) 0.0 (1/64–1/16) 0.4 (1/64) 0.0 (1/64–1/16) 0.0 (0–1/4) 0.5–7.4 (1/16) 1. No No N 66 - - - For decoration.1–1. * Rfc. etc. etc. * Rfc. * Rfc.0 (3/32–1/4) 2. No N Satin stitches N 60 54 44 36 For decoration.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.6 (1/16) 1.0 (15/64) 6.0–7.0 (1/64–1/16) 0. No N 59 53 43 35 For decoration.0 (15/64) 2.4 (1/16) 2. etc.0 (15/64) 6.4 (1/64) 0.4 (1/64) 0.0 (3/32–1/4) 2. No No *Rfc.0 (1/4) 7. 7.0 (1/64–3/16) 0. * Rfc.5 (3/32) 1.0 (1/64–3/16) 0.)] Stitch Length [mm (inch.0 (3/32–1/4) 2. Stitch Width [mm (inch.0 (1/4) 6.)] Pattern .0 (0–1/4) 0.

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

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

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

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

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

Raise the buttonhole lever before continuing the operation. 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 you press the stitch selection key or do the operation correctly while the error message is displayed. Lower the buttonhole lever before continuing the operation. the message disappears. Be sure to check for the cause of the error. Solution Lower the presser foot lever before continuing the operation. Contact your nearest authorized service center. troller was connected. The reverse/reinforcement stitch button or needle position button was pressed while the bobbin winder shaft is moved to the right. because the thread is tangled The sewing machine beeps for four seconds and the machine automatically stops.APPENDIX ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ERROR MESSAGES If an operation is performed incorrectly before the sewing machine is set up. 62 . 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. ■ If a key is pressed (correct operation) One beep sounds. Disconnect the foot controller. Otherwise. for example. ■ 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. Operation beep (for models equipped with the operation beep) Each time a key is pressed you will hear one beep. and correct it before continuing to sew. and then press the start/ The start/stop button was pressed while the foot constop button. Remove the tangled thread before continuing the operation. Note ● If error message “F1” through “F8” appears in the LCD while the sewing machine is being used. an error message appears on the operation panel. ■ If the machine locks up. operate the machine by using the foot controller. Move the bobbin winder shaft to the left before continuing the operation. The motor locked up because the thread is tangled. 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 machine may be malfunctioning. 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.

45 quilting guide .......................................51 joining stitch ............................51 S scallop stitching .......................................................................................................... 5 main power switch........ 20 sewing speed controller............................................. 43 pocket corners.......................... 46 reverse/reinforcement stitch button..................................................... 33 stretch fabrics ...................................................... 15 quilting............... 14 bobbin winder................................................................................... 7 stitch settings....................................................... 57 needle position... 22 needle plate ..............................................................................................................................34 bobbin ................................ 44 Q R reinforcement stitching.............................................. 24 presser foot holder....................................................6................... 32 4 C crazy quilt stitching ...................................................38 buttonhole foot.. 27 stitch selection key ............. 6 operation panel ........................................................ 41 elastic tape ..........................................................................7.................................................................................12 feed dog position lever .....................................23 eyelet punch ........................................................................................................ 16 pre-tension disk.............. 50 spool pin ............................................................................................................................................................................6 needle threader .................................................................................... 62 button sewing.................. 46 presser foot............................................................. 33 needle position button.....................................8 appliqués ........................................................................... 16 start/stop button.....................................................................................................31 free-motion quilting...6................46 basic stitching ............... 46 operation beep ................................ 37.......6.............................................................................................. 59................i INDEX Numerics 3-point zigzag stitch ............................................................................................................6............................. 6 H handwheel ........................................................................................................................................42.................................................................................. 6............ 51 A accessories ............................................................................ 46 smocking.....................43 D E P patchwork stitching ...............................................................14....................................... 57 bobbin cover............................................................................6........................................................41 error messages.. 8 overcasting stitches ........................................... 44 quilting foot...................................... 37 sewing machine needles .................................................................................. 20 needle bar thread guide...........................36 buttonhole lever ............................................................ 11......................................................................................................35 O openings . 17 B bar tack ...................... 25 presser foot lever .......................................6...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 28 free-arm style .................. 6 sleeve holes................................. 11 Darning..............................62 extra spool pin ................................................................................ 27 straight stitch ............................33 blind hem stitching......45 feed dogs..........................5 heirloom stitching ................... 49 seam ripper ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 47 buttonhole sewing........... 7 optional accessories ........................................................................45 quick-set bobbin ............................................ 45 flat bed attachment.......... 9 monogramming................................................ 28 stitch length........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 43 piecing ........ 6 needle clamp screw .......................................11...................................................................................37 F fagoting ........32 M main parts ......................................................................................................................49............................................................8................................49 fast bobbin winding.................................................................................. 48 L LCD .... 31 foot controller ........................................................................14 bobbin case... 6 needle plate cover.6............................ 31 J joining..7 63 ................... 62 operation buttons .......................................... 52 stitch width .........42 N needle ......6.32......

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

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

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