IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: This sewing machine is designed and manufactured for household use only. Read all instructions before using this sewing machine. DANGER — To reduce the risk of electric shock: 1.
ESSENTIAL PARTS Names of Parts Thread take-up lever Foot pressure dial Reference chart Top cover Touch panel stylus holder Bobbin thread cutter B Bobbin winder spindle Bobbin thread cutter A Hole for extra spool pin Spool pin Spool holder (large) Thread tension dial Face cover Thread cutter...
Accessories Storage The accessories can be conveniently stored in the foot storage compartment and in the extension table. In front compartment: Open the cover to the front. Each pockets can be tilted forward for easy access. q Cover w Pocket e Circular pivot pin r Zigzag foot A t Overedge foot C y Rolled hem foot D...
Standard Accessories Zigzag foot A (set on the machine) Rolled hem foot D Zipper foot E Satin stitch foot F Open-toe satin stitch foot F2 Blind hemming foot G Overedge foot C 1/4˝ seam foot O Automatic buttonhole foot R (in the accessory storage) Circular pivot pin (in the front compartment) Bobbin (4 pcs.) (1 set on the machine) Spool holder (2 pcs.) (large, 1 set on the machine)
Extension Table The extension table provides an extended sewing area and can be removed for free-arm sewing. q Extension table w Free-arm To detach: Draw the table out to the left. To attach: Slide the table on the base and push the table to the right.
GETTING READY TO SEW Connecting the Power Supply z First make sure the power switch q is off. x Insert the machine plug w of the power supply cord into the machine socket e. c Insert the power supply plug r into the wall outlet t, and turn the power switch q on.
Machine Operating Buttons q Start/stop button Press this button to start or stop the machine. The machine starts running slowly for the first few stitches, it then runs at the speed set by the speed control slider. The machine runs slowly as long as this button is pressed.
Controlling Sewing Speed Speed control slider You can limit the maximum sewing speed with the speed control slider according to your sewing needs. To increase the sewing speed, move the slider to the right. To decrease the sewing speed, move the slider to the left. Foot Control Pressing on the foot control can vary sewing speed.
Function Keys q LCD screen !4 Clear key (refer to pages 24, 74) The LCD screen shows the following information when the Press the clear key to clear the memorized stitch pattern. machine is turned on: Press and hold this key until the buzzer sounds to delete the whole pattern combination.
Raising and Lowering the Presser Foot The presser foot lifter raises and lowers the presser foot. q Presser foot lifter You can raise the presser foot higher than the normal up position. This helps you to place thick layers of fabrics under the foot.
Balancing Thread Tension Auto-thread tension For general sewing, set the thread tension dial at AUTO, which covers a wide range of sewing conditions. q Thread tension dial Balanced thread tension For straight stitch sewing, both needle and bobbin threads will join at the middle of the fabrics. q Wrong side of fabric w Right side of fabric e Needle thread...
Changing the Presser Foot CAUTION: Always make sure to turn the power switch off before replacing the presser foot. Use the proper foot for the selected pattern. The wrong foot can cause the needle to break. Raise the needle to its highest position and raise the presser foot lifter.
Changing Needles CAUTION: Always make sure to turn the power switch off before changing the needle. Raise the needle by pressing the needle up/down button and lower the presser foot. Turn the power switch off. Loosen the needle clamp screw and remove the needle from the clamp.
Needle Definitions The illustration identifies the main parts of a sewing machine needle. q Body w Shaft e Long groove (round side of needle) r Short groove (flat side of needle) t Eye y Point Universal – an all-purpose needle that handles most woven and knit fabrics.
Winding the Bobbin Removing the Bobbin Slide the hook cover release button to the right, and remove the hook cover plate. q Hook cover release button w Hook cover plate Lift out the bobbin from the bobbin holder. e Bobbin NOTE: Use the “J”...
Winding the bobbin NOTE: Set the speed control slider at the fastest position (refer to page 9). z Pull the thread from the spool. Hold the thread with both hands and pass the thread into the guide slot q. q Guide slot x Be sure that the thread is pulled down under the notch w and into the space below the guide slot as shown.
Inserting the bobbin CAUTION: Always make sure to turn the power switch off before inserting the bobbin. z Turn the power switch off. Place a bobbin in the bobbin holder with the thread running off counterclockwise as shown on the hook cover plate.
Threading the Machine Raise the presser foot lifter to raise the presser foot. Turn the power switch on. Press the needle up/down button to raise the take-up lever to the highest position. Turn the power switch off. Pass the thread in the order from z to ,. CAUTION: Always make sure to turn the power switch off before threading the machine.
Built-in Needle Threader NOTE: • The needle threader can be used with a #11 to #16 needle. Thread size 50 to 90 is recommended. • The needle threader cannot be used with the twin needle. CAUTION: Always make sure to turn the power switch off before using the built-in needle threader.
Drawing up the Bobbin Thread After using auto thread cutting or threading the bobbin holder, you can start sewing without drawing up the bobbin thread. However, you need to draw up the bobbin thread when sewing gathering stitches etc. z Remove the bobbin. Insert the bobbin into the bobbin holder again and rethread the bobbin holder according to the instructions on page 18, but leave a 10 cm (4˝) tail of bobbin thread as shown.
Selecting the Patterns Mode 1–5 To select stitch patterns in modes 1–5, first press the mode key q to select your desired mode. Each time you press the mode key, the mode number w indicated on the left side of the screen will change, and the mode changes as follows, Mode 1: Utility stitch pattern selection Mode 2: Decorative stitch pattern selection...
Customizing Machine Settings You can customize the machine settings to your preference. To enter the setting mode, turn the power off. Press and hold the memory key q and turn the power switch on until the setting mode screen appears. Press the mode key w to select the desired setting.
Needle stop position setting The machine always stops with the needle in the down position except when sewing buttonholes, specialty stitches such as darning or eyelet, monograms, etc. However you can select the needle stop position up or down. Enter the machine setting mode. Press the mode key to enter the needle stop position setting.
Key position calibration If the function keys seem out of alignment, calibrate the key position as follows. z Enter the machine setting mode. Press the mode key 4 times to enter the key position calibration. x Press the start/stop button q. (t4) (t3) (t2)
BASIC SEWING Straight Stitch Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 01 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A r Foot pressure: Starting to sew Raise the presser foot and position the fabric edge next to a seam guide on the needle plate. Lower the needle at the point where you wish to start.
Cutting Threads To cut the threads after finishing sewing, press the thread cutter button. The needle bar will automatically go up after trimming the threads. q Thread cutter button NOTE: The thread cutter button does not function when the presser foot is up. Use the thread cutter on the face cover to cut specialized or thick threads if the auto thread cutter does not work well.
Adjusting the Needle Drop Position The needle drop position of the straight stitches can be altered by pressing the stitch width adjusting key. The needle drop position can be adjusted for following straight stitch patterns: Mode 1: Mode 2: Press the “ ”...
Lock-a-Matic Stitch Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 02 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A r Foot pressure: Use this stitch to secure the beginning and the end of a seam with backstitching. When you reach the end of the seam, press the reverse button q once.
Saddle Stitch Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 06 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: You can achieve a lovely hand-worked look when topstitching suits, blazers, jumpers, and denim outfits with the saddle stitch. Triple Stretch Stitch Machine settings q Pattern:...
Zipper Sewing Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 01 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zipper foot E Zigzag foot A r Foot pressure: Attaching the zipper foot Fit the pin on zipper foot E to the groove on the foot holder.
Sewing z Fold back the left seam allowance. Turn the right seam allowance under to form a 0.2 to 0.3 cm (1/8˝) margin. Place the zipper teeth next to the fold and pin in place. Set the stitch length and thread tension back to the original setting.
v Close the zipper and spread the fabric open flat with the right side facing up. Attach the Zigzag foot A. Adjust the stitch length to 5.0, stitch width to 3.5 (default value) and the thread tension dial to 1. Baste the opened fabric and zipper tape together.
Rolled Hem Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 01 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Rolled hem foot D r Foot pressure: Sewing z Fold the edge of the fabric twice, 6 cm (2 - 3/8˝) in length and 0.3 cm (1/8˝) in width. q 6 cm (2 - 3/8˝) w 0.3 cm (1/8˝) x Place the fabric aligning the edge of the hem with the...
Gathering Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 01 w Thread tension: e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A r Foot pressure: Loosen the thread tension to “1” and increase the stitch 0.6 cm length to 5.0. NOTE: Pull up the bobbin thread and draw a 10 cm (4˝) thread tail to the back before starting to sew.
Zigzag Stitch Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 10, 11 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A r Foot pressure: Zigzag stitch is used for various sewing needs including overcasting. It can be used on most woven fabrics. A dense zigzag stitch can also be used for applique.
Multiple Zigzag Stitch (Tricot stitch) Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 12 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A r Foot pressure: This stitch is used to finish a raw edge of synthetics and other stretch fabrics that tend to pucker. Sew along the fabric edge leaving an adequate seam allowance.
Knit Stitch Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 14 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A r Foot pressure: Place your fabric to allow a 5/8˝ (1.5 cm) seam. Trim excess close to the stitching. Be careful not to cut the stitches.
Visible hemming Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 17 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A r Foot pressure: Fold and press a single hem. Place the fabric with the right side up. Sew along the fold at the desired depth. Trim an excessive.
Changing the needle drop position Press the stitch width adjusting key. The LCD screen shows the distance between the left needle position and the guide in millimeters r. Press the “ ” sign to move the needle to the right. Press the “...
Button Sewing Machine settings q Stitch pattern: MODE 1:10 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: t Feed dog: Lowered NOTE: Do not use the thread cutter button to cut the threads. Otherwise, you cannot tie the threads. Lower the feed dog.
Buttonholes Variety of buttonholes 24 Square buttonhole This square buttonhole is widely used on medium to heavy weight fabrics. The buttonhole size is automatically determined by placing a button in the foot. 25 Round end buttonhole This buttonhole is used on fine to medium weight fabrics especially for blouses and children’s clothes.
Square Buttonhole Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 24 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R r Foot pressure: The size of a buttonhole is automatically set by placing a button in the rear of automatic buttonhole foot R. The button holder of the foot takes a button size of 1 cm (3/8˝) to 2.5 cm (1˝) in diameter.
v Lower the presser foot and pull the buttonhole lever down as far as it will go. y Buttonhole lever NOTE: Make sure there is no gap between the slider and front stopper, otherwise the buttonhole will be out of position or there will be a sewing gap.
n The buttonhole is sewn automatically in the sequence shown. When the buttonhole is finished, the machine will stop automatically with the needle in the up position. Press the thread cutter button and remove the fabric. NOTE: If you start sewing without pulling down the buttonhole lever, the LCD screen will show a warning and the machine will stop after a few stitches.
Adjusting the buttonhole width The buttonhole width can be adjusted by pressing the stitch width adjusting key. Press the “ ” sign on the stitch width adjusting key to increase the buttonhole width. Press the “ ” sign on the stitch width adjusting key to decrease the buttonhole width.
Round End and Fine Fabric Buttonholes Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 25, 26 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R r Foot pressure: The sewing procedure is the same as the square buttonhole (refer to pages 44-46). The machine will sew a buttonhole in the order shown.
Corded Buttonhole Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 24 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R r Foot pressure: z Use the same procedure as the square buttonhole procedure. Set the stitch width to match the thickness of the cord used.
Welted Buttonhole Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 30 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R r Foot pressure: A welted buttonhole is made by stitching a strip or patch of fabric to the buttonhole. Welted buttonholes are particularly suitable for tailored garments, but are not recommended for sheer or delicate fabrics where the patch might show through or add bulk.
m Fold over the length of the garment fabric, sew back and forth beside the original seam to secure flaps of the patch. r Wrong side of garment fabric t Sew back and forth , Fold over the end of fabric and sew back and forth three times over the triangular end.
Darning Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 31 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R r Foot pressure: z x c z Attach the automatic buttonhole foot R and pull the button holder all the way out. Place the fabric under the foot, and lower the needle at the starting point.
To adjust the evenness of darning stitches You can correct unevenness of darning stitches by pressing the “ ” or “ ” key of the stitch length adjusting key. If the left corner is lower than the right side, press the “...
Tacking Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 32 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: Tacking is used to reinforce pockets, crotch seams and belt carriers where extra strength is needed. Sewing Lower the needle at the starting point. Lower the foot and sew until the machine stops automatically.
Eyelet Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 33 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: The eyelet is used for belt holes etc. Sewing Sew until the machine stops automatically. Open the eyelet with an eyelet puncher or pointed scissors.
DECORATIVE STITCHING Applique – Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 2: 01-07 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F or Open-toe satin stitch foot F2 r Foot pressure: Place an applique on the fabric and baste it in place or use a fusible web to secure the applique in place.
Fringing Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 2: 01 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: Fringing adds a special touch on table linens and shawls. Choose a firm, woven fabric like linen where threads can be removed easily.
x Sew down the left side, guiding the fabric so the right hand stitches fall in open space. After finishing the left side, press the mirror image key. Sew down the other side (refer to page 68 for mirror image sewing). q Mirror image key c Remove the yarn or fabric threads between the stitching.
Fagoting Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 2: 16 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: * Stitch patterns (mode 1) (mode 2) can also be used. Use this stitch to join two pieces of fabric to create an open work appearance and add design interest.
Patchwork Piecing Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 05 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: 1/4˝ seam foot O or Zigzag foot A r Foot pressure: Select pattern 05 (mode 1). Place the patchwork pieces right sides together. Sew while guiding the edge of the fabric along the guide on the foot to keep a precise 1/4˝...
Circular Sewing The circular pivot pin is inserted into free arm and provides a pivot point to sew perfect curves or circles for doilies or large scallops. Select a desired decorative stitch. Fold fabric into quarters to determine center. Pierce center of fabric with pivot pin.
Satin Stitches − Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 2: 30–38 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: For a delicate appearance on fabric such as chiffon, use a single layer with a tear-away backing, if necessary.
Twin Needle Sewing The utility stitches and decorative stitches shown on the Mode 1 left can be sewn with a twin needle. Replace the needle with the twin needle supplied with the standard accessories. CAUTION: Turn the power switch off before changing the needle. Mode 2 Do not use twin needles other than one included in the standard accessories, otherwise the needle may...
NOTE: • When you sew patterns with the twin needle, test the stitches first before you sew on the garment. • Use the zigzag foot A or satin stitch foot F for twin needle sewing. • When changing the sewing direction, raise the needle and presser foot then turn the fabric.
PROGRAMMING A PATTERN COMBINATION Pattern Combination Example: Programming patterns 34 and 35 (mode 2). NOTE: • Patterns in the different groups, letters and numbers can also be programmed. • Check tension balance by test sewing. Manual tension adjustment may be required when sewing a pattern combination.
Programming Auto-lock Stitch Example: Programming patterns 32 (mode 2) and auto- lock stitch. The machine will sew the pattern, auto-lock stitch, and stop automatically. z Select pattern 32 (mode 2). x Press the memory key. c Select pattern 89 (mode 2). Press the memory key.
Programming Automatic Thread Cutting To cut the threads automatically after sewing the pattern combination, press automatic thread cutting key. The cutter sign will be indicated on the LCD screen. Press the automatic thread cutting key again to cancel it. q Cutter sign z Select pattern 34 (mode 2).
Pattern Combination with a Mirror Image Example: Pattern 34 (mode 2) and its mirror image z Select pattern 34 (mode 2). x Press the memory key. c Select pattern 34 (mode 2). Press the mirror image key. The mirror sign will appear on the LCD screen. q Mirror sign v Press the memory key.
Resuming a Pattern from the Beginning If you have to stop sewing in the middle of a pattern and wish to sew it over again, press the startover key to sew the pattern from the beginning. Example: Pattern 32 (mode 2) z Select pattern 32 (mode 2).
Bridge Stitches Stitch patterns number 56 to 60 (mode 2) are bridge stitches, which are used to insert straight stitches after a stitch pattern. NOTE: The bridge stitches number 58 and 60 (mode 2) cannot be selected individually. Insert the bridge stitches after a stitch pattern. When the pattern is deleted, the inserted bridge stitches are also deleted.
Use the stitch pattern 88 (blank space) in mode 1 or 2 if you wish to insert a space between stitch patterns. w Blank space...
Monogramming Selecting a character In mode 3, 4 and 5, you can program text by entering the number and alphabets. Mode 3: Alphabets/number/symbol Mode 4: European accented letters Mode 5: Cyrillic letters Programming a monogram Example: To program “R&B” z Press the mode key 2 times to enter mode 3. x Select pattern 28.
Spacing To enter the space in monogramming, select the stitch pattern 97, 98 or 99 in mode 3, 4 or 5. q Pattern 97: Small-size space (2.5 mm) w Pattern 98: Medium-size space (3.5 mm) e Pattern 99: Large-size space (5.0 mm) Reducing the size of letters To reduce the height of character to approximately 2/3 of its original size, select the character with the cursor key...
Deleting and Inserting a Pattern Example: Deleting pattern “B” and inserting “W” from “ABC”. z Press the cursor key to shift the cursor under the pattern to be deleted. Move the cursor under the pattern “B”. x Press the clear key. Pattern “B”...
Uniform Stitch Adjustment The stitch width and length of the programmed patterns can be uniformly adjusted. Example: Adjusting the stitch width of the programmed pattern 39 (mode 2) and its mirror image. Shift the cursor to the right of the last programmed pattern.
Individual Stitch Adjustment The stitch width and length can be individually adjusted for each pattern in a programmed combination. Example: Changing the stitch width of the one pattern in the combination z Select pattern 32 (mode 2). Press the memory key. x Press the memory key again.
Correcting Distorted Stitch Patterns The sewing results of the stretch stitch patterns may vary depending upon the sewing conditions, such as sewing speed, type of the fabric, number of layers etc. Always test sew on a scrap piece of the fabric that you wish to use.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE WARNING: Turn the power switch off and unplug the machine before cleaning. Do not dismantle the machine in any way other than as explained in this section. CAUTION: Do not store the machine in a high-humidity area, near a heat radiator, or in direct sunlight.
Cleaning the Inside of the Thread Guide Clean the inside of the thread guide plate under the top cover at least once a month. z Remove the needle thread and remove the thread guide plate by pulling it up. q Thread guide plate x Remove lint and dust from the brush on the underside of the thread guide plate using a lint brush.
Problems and Warning Signals If a buzzer sounds and the LCD screen shows a warning sign, follow the guidance below. Warning Sign Cause Try this 1. The start/stop button is pressed with the foot control Disconnect the foot control. connected. 2.
Troubleshooting Condition Cause Reference The needle thread 1. The needle thread is not threaded properly. Page 19 breaks 2. The needle thread tension is too tight. Page 12 3. The needle is bent or blunt. Page 14 4. The needle is incorrectly inserted. Page 14 5.