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Embroidery Machine

Operation Manual
Addendum
Product Code: 884-T13
Be sure to read this document before using the machine.
We recommend that you keep this document nearby for future reference.

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  • Page 1: Embroidery Machine

    Embroidery Machine Operation Manual Addendum Product Code: 884-T13 Be sure to read this document before using the machine. We recommend that you keep this document nearby for future reference.
  • Page 2: About This Manual

    ABOUT THIS MANUAL ABOUT THIS MANUAL This manual provides details on My Design Center, which is available with the upgrade. Make sure that the machine has been upgraded to the most recent version. When you find this icon on the title in this manual, you can find the tutorial video of the procedure in your machine.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS CONTENTS ABOUT THIS MANUAL ......................1 CONTENTS ..........................2 ABOUT MY DESIGN CENTER ....................3 Starting My Design Center for the First Time ....................3 ■ Attaching the Scanning Frame ..........................3 Basics: Creating a Pattern..........................4 PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN ....................6 ■...
  • Page 4: About My Design Center

    ABOUT MY DESIGN CENTER ABOUT MY DESIGN CENTER With My Design Center, you can use the functions listed below: • Hand-drawn functions - creating embroidery patterns by drawing on the LCD screen • Scanning functions - creating embroidery patterns by not only scanning object with built-in camera, but also imported data from USB media, SD card or computer.
  • Page 5: Basics: Creating A Pattern

    ABOUT MY DESIGN CENTER  The My Design Center icon appears in the home Basics: Creating a Pattern screen. Start My Design Center by pressing in the home page screen. CAUTION • Only touch the screen with your finger or the pen (stylus) included with the machine.
  • Page 6 ABOUT MY DESIGN CENTER 3. Select colors, fill stitches and desired patterns 5. Convert image data to embroidery data. to complete your design.  The embroidery image preview screen appears. (page 17) 6. Edit the pattern in the embroidery edit screen, 4.
  • Page 7: Pattern Drawing Screen

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN s r q p a Pattern drawing area b Pattern preview area Memo • The actual dimension of the pattern area is the size of the embroidery frame, which is 360 mm × 200 mm (approx.
  • Page 8: Key Functions

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN ■ Key functions Display Key Name Explanation Page Image scan key Press this key to scan the attached frame and display on the screen as the background while using the My Design Center. You can scan the fabric as the background or scan the picture as the reference when creating the pattern.
  • Page 9: Before Creating Designs

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN Before Creating Designs Drawing Lines Select the centerpoint marker or grid lines setting Press and draw lines. for “Frame Display” to apply the frame display to the pattern drawing area of My Design Center. For details on the types of embroidery frames and grids available, refer to “Changing the display guides”...
  • Page 10: Setting The Line Types, Stitch Types And Colors

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN ■ Setting the line types, stitch types Stitch types and colors Zigzag stitch You can set or change the line types, stitch types and colors anytime. You can also specify the line Running stitch types, stitch types and colors before drawing lines. Triple stitch Press to set the line types, stitch types...
  • Page 11: Drawing Regions

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN Press then press on the line to change Drawing Regions its color.  The connected line will be changed to the selected Press and draw with brush. color. Memo • Press to magnify the image when you cannot press on the line correctly.
  • Page 12 PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN Fill stitch types Memo • Press to magnify the image when you Fill stitch pattern cannot press on the fill correctly. Stippling pattern • Press , and then select a pattern color in Select decorative fill patterns the pattern drawing area to apply that fill Displays a fill pattern selection screen, where color to other patterns.
  • Page 13: Using The Stamp Key

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN Stamp shapes Using the stamp key Basic shapes Press Closed shapes Open shapes Stamp types (Only for Basic shapes) Outline Fill stitch Outline and fill stitch Select the outline ( ), fill stitch ( ), or outline and fill stitch ( ) of a basic shape.
  • Page 14: Using The Erase Key

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN Using the erase key Using the select key You can select the part of the design to move and/ Press or edit. Some keys are available only after you select the part. Press Select the size and shape of the eraser. Select the area you want to edit.
  • Page 15 PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN When is pressed, the pattern size is displayed in the screen. a Shows the size for the selected the part. b Reverts to the original size. When is pressed, the pattern rotation angle is displayed in the screen. c Shows the angle for the selected part.
  • Page 16: Stitch Settings Screen

    STITCH SETTINGS SCREEN STITCH SETTINGS SCREEN Before creating the embroidery pattern, specify the stitch settings. Lines of the design are sewn with various stitches and areas are sewn with fill stitches or stippling stitches. Stitching of the areas was already selected in “Drawing Regions”...
  • Page 17: Specifying Global Stitch Settings

    STITCH SETTINGS SCREEN Stippling stitch settings Specifying global stitch settings Specifies the length of a stitch of the Run pitch stippling stitch. The same stitch settings can be changed at the Specifies the spacing between the stitches Spacing same time for multiple patterns of the same type. when embroidering the stippling stitch.
  • Page 18: Embroidery Image Preview Screen

    EMBROIDERY IMAGE PREVIEW SCREEN EMBROIDERY IMAGE PREVIEW SCREEN You can check the total stitch number, embroidery time and spool thread color number to embroider the pattern. Press to check the pattern image within the embroidery frame. Press to proceed to the embroidery edit screen. Note •...
  • Page 19: My Design Center With Scan

    MY DESIGN CENTER WITH SCAN MY DESIGN CENTER WITH SCAN Memo Using the Scanning Frame • If you want to scan an image from a small piece of paper that can't be held with the magnets, copy that image onto a larger Prepare the desired drawing/illustration.
  • Page 20: Scanning To Trace Background Image

    MY DESIGN CENTER WITH SCAN  When the following message appears, press Scanning to Trace Background Image If you have a favorite picture or drawing, it can easily be traced on the scanned background image and you can create your own pattern. ...
  • Page 21: Importing The Background Image

    MY DESIGN CENTER WITH SCAN Using the included touch pen, press Select the device you saved the data to. and then draw lines to trace the image. For details on drawing lines, refer to “Drawing Lines” on page 8. Select the data, and then press a Transparency adjustment Press to adjust the transparency of the...
  • Page 22: Line Scan

    LINE SCAN LINE SCAN Custom patterns can be created from drawings. Using the Scanning Frame to You can create patterns by scanning your drawings using the included scanning frame or Create a Pattern with Line importing an image from USB media, computer or Scan SD card.
  • Page 23 LINE SCAN In the screen for confirming the converted  When the following message appears, press image, you can adjust the “Gray-Scale Detection level” again, if necessary.  Scanning begins. To stop scanning and return to the screen in step , press When scanning is finished, specify the “Gray-Scale Detection level”...
  • Page 24 LINE SCAN If necessary, edit the scanned image. After the scanned image is converted to stitching, it appears as a background in the pattern drawing screen. Use gauge a to adjust the transparency of the background. Each press of lightens the background, making the line pattern darker.
  • Page 25: Illustration Scan

    ILLUSTRATION SCAN ILLUSTRATION SCAN Custom patterns can be created from color Press illustrations. You can create patterns by scanning an illustration using the included scanning frame To import an image from USB media, computer or or importing an image from USB media, computer SD card, press or SD card.
  • Page 26 ILLUSTRATION SCAN When scanning is finished, specify the In the screen for confirming the converted necessary settings in the scan image image, adjust the image as necessary as in confirmation screen. step Change the settings to adjust the image so it can easily be converted to the desired pattern.
  • Page 27: Stippling

    STIPPLING STIPPLING Press Basic Stippling with My Design Center Create a stippling design with the basic procedure. Example: Press Select the heart shape, and then press Press Press Select the square shape, and then press...
  • Page 28 STIPPLING Press until the heart shape fits in the Press square shape, and then press Press , and then press Adjust the stippling settings to create the desired effect, and then press For details, refer to “Specifying individual stitch Press , and then select the stitch color.
  • Page 29: Scanning Drawing To Create Stippling Pattern

    STIPPLING Position the scanning frame on the  When the following message appears, press machine, and then press Follow the procedure described on “Editing the Embroidery Pattern (Pattern Editing Screen)” in the Operation Manual included with the machine to edit the pattern as desired.
  • Page 30 STIPPLING The screen for confirming the converted Select the outline of the pattern. image appears, adjust the image if necessary and then press a Outline of the pattern Press to select the color of the stitch  The pattern drawing screen is displayed. around the stippling effect.
  • Page 31: Scanning Fabric And Stippling

    STIPPLING Select the stitch line around the stippling Select the area you want to set stippling effect. effect. a Stitch line Follow the procedure from step To set the stitch color and fill stitch type, page 26 of “Basic Stippling with My Design press , and then Center”.
  • Page 32 STIPPLING Position the embroidery frame on the Select the circle shape, and then press machine, and then press Press to increase or decrease the size Memo of the circle. • Although the instructions in the LCD screen refer to the scanning frame, this example uses an embroidery frame for scanning.
  • Page 33 STIPPLING To set the stitch color and fill stitch type, To set the outline of the pattern, press press , and then and then Press , and then select the stitch color. Press and then . This will set the outline without a stitch.
  • Page 34: Decorative Stitching Around A Pattern In Embroidery (a Quilting Function)

    STIPPLING Press Decorative stitching around a pattern in embroidery (a quilting function) Memo • For best results, reduce the sewing speed. A quilt can be created with stippling around an embroidery pattern. Hoop the embroidery frame with batting sandwiched between two layers of fabric, ...
  • Page 35 STIPPLING Press , press to recall the stamp Use the brush tool keys to select the pattern shape registered in step , and then and color of the decorative stitching. arrange it over the scanned pattern. Fill the area to be stitched outside of the stamp shape outline.
  • Page 36 STIPPLING Specify the stitch spacing and length in the stitch settings screen, and then press  Check the pattern, and then press Embroider the stippling around the embroidery pattern.
  • Page 40 Please visit us at http://support.brother.com/ where you can get product support and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). English 884-T13 Printed in Taiwan XG6042-001...

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