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When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions
should always be followed, including the following:
Read all instructions before using this sewing machine.
DANGER
- To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. An appliance should never be left unattended when
plugged in.
2. Always unplug this appliance from the electric outlet
immediately after using and before cleaning.
3. Always unplug before re-lamping. Replace bulb with same
type rated 5 watts/ 12V
WARNING
- To reduce the risk of burns, fire,
electric shock, or injury to persons:
1. Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary
when this appliance is used by or near children and infirm
persons.
2. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this
manual. Use only attachments recommended by the
manufacturer as contained in this manual.
3. Never operate this appliance 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 appliance to the
nearest authorized dealer or service center for examination,
repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.
EN
SERVICING
DOUBLEINSULATED
PRODUCTS
In a double-insulated product, two systems of insulation are
provided instead of grounding. No grounding means is provided
on a double-insulated product nor should a means for grounding
be added to the product. Servicing a double-insulated product
requires extreme care and knowledge of the system and should
only be done by qualified service personnel. Replacement parts for
a double-insulated product must be identical to those parts in the
product. A double insulated product is marked with the words
"DOUBLE INSULATION" or "DOUBLE INSULATED".
The symbol
may also be marked on the product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
4. Never operate the appliance with any air openings blocked.
5. Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is
6. Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can
7. Do not use bent needles.
8. Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the
9. Switch the sewing machine off ("O") when making any
10. Always unplug sewing machine from the electrical outlet when
11. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
12. Do not use outdoors.
13. Do not operate where aerosol spray products are being used
14. To disconnect, turn all controls to the off ("O") position, then
15. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug,
16. This machine is provided with double insulation. Use only
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
This sewing machine is intended for household use only.
Keep ventilation openings of the sewing machine and foot
controller free from accumulation of lint, dust, and loose
cloth.
required around the sewing machine needle.
cause the needle to break.
needle causing it to break.
adjustments in the needle area, such as threading needle,
changing needle, threading bobbin, or changing presser foot,
and the like.
removing covers, lubricating, or when making any other user
servicing adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual.
or where oxygen is being administered.
remove plug from outlet.
not the cord.
identical replacement parts. See instructions for Servicing of
double-insulated machines.
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  • Page 1 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions 4. Never operate the appliance with any air openings blocked. should always be followed, including the following: Keep ventilation openings of the sewing machine and foot Read all instructions before using this sewing machine. controller free from accumulation of lint, dust, and loose cloth.
  • Page 2 ακριβε ας, σε λα τα ε δη layers of denim to delicate silks. lagen denim of kostbare zijde BERNINA! Des tissus fins et υφασµ των, απ τα χοντρ zal een puur genoegen zijn. fragiles comme la soie aux ντεν...
  • Page 3 Principal parts 1. Tension dial 2. Presser foot pressure 3. Thread take up lever 4. Reverse sewing lever 5. Needle up / down position button (model 80e/90e)* 6. Thread cutting 7. One step buttonhole lever 8. Presser foot 9. Needle plate 10.
  • Page 4 Accessories Standard accessories (1) a. All purpose foot b. Zipper foot c. Button sewing foot d. Buttonhole foot e. L-screwdriver f. Seam ripper/ brush g. Oil bottle h. Pack of needles (3x) Bobbin (3x) Seam guide Spool pin Spool holder Optional accessories (2) m.
  • Page 5 Sewing table Keep the snap-in sewing table horizontal, and push it in the direction of the arrow. The inside of the snap-in sewing table can be utilized as an accessory box. To open, tilt the cover towards you. (2) Quick reference drawer To open pull the draw against you, to close push it back.
  • Page 6 Connecting machine to power source Connect the machine to a power source as illustrated. Attention: Unplug power cord when machine is not in use. Sewing light Press main switch for power and light on. (“l“) Foot control Foot control regulates the sewing speed. Attention: Consult a qualified electrician if in doubt as to connect machine to power source.Unplug...
  • Page 7 Attaching the presser foot holder Attention: Turn power switch to “O” before carrying out any of the operations below. Raise the needle to its highest position and raise the presser foot lever. Attach the presser foot holder (b) to the presser foot bar (a).
  • Page 8 Inserting bobbin When inserting or removing the bobbin, the needle must be fully raised. · Open the hinged cover (1). · Remove the bobbin case by pulling its latch towards you and pulling it out from the hook. · Hold the bobbin case with one hand. Insert the bobbin so that the thread runs in a clockwise direction (arrow) (2).
  • Page 9 Inserting the needle Attention: Turn power switch to “O” before inserting or removing the needle. Change the needle regularly, especially if it is showing signs of wear and causing problems. Insert the needle as illustrated: A. Loosen the needle clamp screw and tighten again after inserting the new needle.
  • Page 10 Automatic needle threader · Raise the needle to its highest position · Press lever (A) right down · The threader automatically swings to the threading position (B) · Take the thread round the hook (C) · Take the thread in front of the needle so that the thread will insert into the hook (D) from bottom to top ·...
  • Page 11 Bringing up the lower thread Hold the upper thread with the left hand. Turn the handwheel forward until the needle is raised, (1) again. Pull on the upper thread to bring the lower thread up through the stitch plate hole. Lay both threads to the back under the presser foot.
  • Page 12 How to drop feed dog For ordinary sewing, keep the feed dog up, for freehand embroidery, sewing on buttons and darning, drop the feed dog. To raise (a) and lower (b) feed dog. Needle up/ down Press the needle up/down button to move the needle either up or down.
  • Page 13 Adjust pattern balance If the decorative stitch patterns or buttonhole are uneven when sewing with particular fabrics, turn the feed balancing dial with a coin or a screwdriver for adjustment. This dial should usually be in a neutral position. (1) Adjusting distorted stretch stitch patterns If the patterns are too open, turn the dial...
  • Page 14 How to choose your pattern For straight stitch select pattern “ “ with pattern selector dial. Adjust the stitch length with the stitch length dial. You may choose any needle position from center to left, by turning the stitch width dial. For zigzag stitch, select pattern “...
  • Page 15 General instructions of LCD Buttonhole - standard setting (1) Practical stitches - standard setting (2) General instructions of LCD Practical stitches - “S” setting (3)
  • Page 16 Straight stitching and needle position Function of stitch length dial Straight stitching Turn the pattern selector dial so that the stitch display shows the straight stitch position. The stitch length is controlled with the stitch length dial. While “2” - “3” on the dial gives a suitable stitch length for ordinary purposes.
  • Page 17 Zigzag stitching Function of stitch width dial The maximum zigzag stitch width for zigzag stitching is “5”; however, the width can be reduced on any patterns. The width increases as you move zigzag dial from “0” - “5”. For twin needle sewing, never set the width wider than “4”.
  • Page 18 Blind hem/ lingerie stitch Presser foot available as optional accessorie For hems, curtains, trousers, skirts, etc. Blind hem/ lingerie for firm fabrics. Blind hem for stretch fabrics. (model 80e/90e) Set the machine as illustrated. Note: It takes practice to sew blind hems. Always make a sewing test first.
  • Page 19 Sewing on buttons Move the drop feed control to right side to lower the feed dogs. (1) Change presser foot to button sewing foot. Turn the stitch length dial to “0”. Position the work under the foot. Place the button in the desired position, lower the foot.
  • Page 20 How to sew buttonholes Buttonhole-making is a simple process that provides reliable results. Making a Buttonhole 1. Using tailor`s chalk, mark the position of the buttonhole on the fabric. 2. Attach the buttonhole foot and set the pattern selection dial to “ “. 3.
  • Page 21 Hemmer foot Presser foot available as optional accessorie For hems in fine or sheer fabrics. Set the machine as illustrated. Pattern selector on “ “. Set stitch length control between “2.5” - “4”. Turn the stitch width dial to “0”. Neaten the edge of the fabric.
  • Page 22 Stitch selection Triple straight stitch: (1) Pattern selector on “ “. For hardwearing seams. Turn the stitch length dial to “4”. (model 55) Turn the stitch length dial to “S”. (model 65/80e/90e) Turn the stitch width dial to “0”. The machine sews two stitches forwards and one stitch backwards.
  • Page 23 Cording foot Presser foot available as optional accessorie Decorative effects, cushions, tablecloths, etc. Set the machine as illustrated. Various stitches are suitable for sewing on cord, e.g. Zig-zag, Triple zig-zag, decorative stitches. Pattern selector on “ “ Set stitch length control between “1”...
  • Page 24 Practical stitches Set the machine as illustrated. Turn the stitch width dial and stitch length dial to suit the fabric. Set stitch length control between “1” - “2”. Set stitch width control between “3” - “5”. (model 55) Set stitch width control between “3”...
  • Page 25 Darning · Turn stitch length dial to the desired length. · Pattern selector on “ “. · Center needle position. · Position the fabric to be darned under the presser foot together with the under laying fabric to be used. ·...
  • Page 26 Applique · Turn stitch length dial to the desired length. · Pattern selector dial on “ “. · Turn zig-zag width dial to small width. · Cut out the applique design and baste it to the fabric. · Sew slowly around the edge of the design.
  • Page 27 Monogramming and embroi- dering with embroidery hoop Embroidery hoop available as optional accessorie · Set the machine as illustrated. · Pattern selector on “ “ · Remove the presser foot and the presser foot holder. · Move the drop feed control to right side to lower the feed dogs.
  • Page 28 Quilting Presser foot available as optional accessorie Set stitch length control between “2.5” - “4”. Pattern selector on “ “. Center needle position. Insert the quilting guide in presser foot holder and set the space as you desired. Move the fabric over and sew successive rows with the guide riding along on the previous row of stitching.
  • Page 29 Walking foot Presser foot available as optional accessorie Always try to sew first without the walking foot accessory which should be used only when necessary. The “Walking foot” accessory equalizes the feeding of the upper and lower layers of fabric and improves the matching of plaids, stripes and patterns.
  • Page 30 Maintenance Caution: Main switch on “0”. Disconnect machine from electricity supply before inserting or removing any parts and before cleaning. Cleaning Remove the stitch plate: Raise the needle to its highest position. Remove the extension table and open the hinged front cover on the front of the free arm.
  • Page 31 Light bulb replacement Attention: Turn the power switch off and wait until the lamp has cooled down before touching it. Loosen the screw (a) on the left side of the sewing head and remove the face plate (b). Pull light bulb downward to remove. Replace the bulb with same type rated 5w/12V.
  • Page 32 Speed limiting adjustment Accessories Free motion darning Maintenance Starting to sew Accessories Maintenance Stitch selection Straight stitching and Adjust pattern balance Monogramming and embroi- needle position Adjusting the presser dering with embroidery hoop Straight stitching and foot pressure Gathering needle position Applique General instructions Attaching lace...

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