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
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.
To use the thread cutter on the face cover, remove the
fabric and draw it to the back.
Pull the threads up and slip them between the thread
cutter and face cover from behind.
Pull the threads toward you to cut.
w Thread cutter
Needle Plate Guides
The seam guides are marked on the needle plate, free
arm and hook cover.
The seam guides for 1/4˝, 3/8˝ and 5/8˝ are also marked
on the front of the needle plate.
q Seam guides on the front of the needle plate
The numbers on the needle plate indicate the distance
from the center needle position in millimeters and inches.
w Center needle position
The cornering guides are very useful when turning a
e Cornering guide
The angle scales on the needle plate are useful for
patchwork piecing (refer to page 60).
r Angle scales
To maintain a 5/8˝ seam allowance after turning a square
corner, use the cornering guide on the needle plate.
Stop sewing when the front edge of fabric reaches the
cornering guide lines.
Raise the presser foot and turn the fabric 90 degrees.
Lower the presser foot, and begin stitching in the new
q Cornering guide
w Fabric edge