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General Overview ( Page 2 )
Setting Up Your Machine ( Page 8 )
Threading Your Machine ( Page 13 )
SP3201 Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1 General Overview ( Page 2 ) Setting Up Your Machine ( Page 8 ) Threading Your Machine ( Page 13 ) SP3201 Instruction Manual...
  • Page 2 Copyright 2017 Spiegel LLC, all rights reserved...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    6. The Spiegel SP3201 is not a toy. Children should not play with the sewing machine. 7. Children should not clean or maintain the sewing machine without supervision.
  • Page 4 16. The foot pedal cord cannot be replaced. If the foot pedal cord is damaged, the foot controller must be disposed of. 17. The noise produced by the Spiegel SP3201 during normal operation is not more than 75dB(A). 18. Do not dispose of electrical appliances as unsorted municipal waste. Use separate collection facilities.
  • Page 5 Congratulations! As the owner of a new sewing machine, you will enjoy precision quality stitching on all types of fabrics, from multiple layers of denim to delicate silks. Your sewing machine offers the ultimate in simplicity and ease of operation. For your safety and to fully enjoy the many advantages and ease of operation of your sewing machine, we recommend that you read all the important safeguards and use/care instructions in this instruction manual.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    List of contents Details of the machine................2/3 Sewing on buttons ..................24 Accessories....................4 How to sew buttonholes .................25 Fitting the snap-in sewing table..............5 Zippers and piping...................26 Connecting machine to power source............6 Sewing with the optional Hemmer foot ...........27 Changing the LED..................7 Multi-stitch zigzag..................28 Two-step Presser foot lever ..............8 Straight stretch stitch and Ric Rac stitch..........29...
  • Page 7: Details Of The Machine

    Details of the machine 1. Tension dial 2. Presser foot pressure 3. Thread take up lever 4. Reverse sewing lever 5. Thread cutter 6. Presser foot 7. Needle plate 8. Sewing table and accessory box 9. Stitch width dial 10. Bobbin winder stopper 11.
  • Page 8: Details Of The Machine

    Details of the machine 15. Spool pin 16. Bobbin winder spindle 17. Hole for second spool pin 18. Handle 19. Handwheel 20. Pattern select dial 21. Power switch 22. Main plug socket 23. Bobbin thread guide 24. Upper thread guide 25.
  • Page 9: Accessories

    Accessories Standard accessories (1) a. All purpose foot b. Zipper foot c. Buttonhole foot d. Button sewing foot e. L-screwdriver f. Seam ripper / brush g. Second spool pin h. Spool pin felt i. Pack of needles (3x) j. Spool holder k.
  • Page 10: Fitting The Snap-in Sewing Table

    Fitting the snap-in sewing table To fit the snap-in sewing table to the sewing machine, keep the snap-in sewing table horizontal and slide it toward the sewing machine as shown. (1) (With the snap-in sewing table removed, the machine can be used for free-arm sewing.) The inside of the snap-in sewing table can be used as an accessory box.
  • Page 11: Connecting Machine To Power Source

    Connecting machine to power source Connect the machine to a power source as illustrated. (1) Where applicable, the sewing machine is equipped with a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other) that must be used with an appropriate polarized outlet. (2) Attention: Unplug the power cord when the machine is not in use.
  • Page 12: Changing The Led

    Changing the LED If the LED lamp is damaged or broken, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified person, in order to avoid a hazard.
  • Page 13: Two-step Presser Foot Lever

    Two-step presser foot lever When sewing several layers or thick fabrics, the presser foot can be raised to its second step for easier positioning of the fabric. (A) Adjust presser foot pressure The presser foot pressure of the machine has ben pre-set and requires no particular readjustment according to the type of fabric (light- or heavy-weight).
  • Page 14: Attaching The Presser Foot Holder

    Attaching the presser foot holder Attention: Turn the power switch to ("O") when carrying out any of these operations! Raise the presser foot lever (a). (1) Attach the presser foot holder (b) as illustrated. Attaching the presser foot Lower the presser foot holder (b) until the cut-out (c) is directly above the pin (d).
  • Page 15: Winding The Bobbin

    Winding the bobbin - Place the thread and spool holder onto the spool pin (1). - For smaller spools of thread, position the spool holder with the small side next to the spool (2). - Snap the thread into thread guide (3). - Wind the thread clockwise around the bobbin winder tension discs (4).
  • Page 16: Inserting The Bobbin

    Inserting the bobbin Attention: Turn the power switch to ("O") before inserting or removing the bobbin. When inserting or removing the bobbin, the needle must be fully raised. 1. Insert the bobbin in the bobbin holder with the thread running counter clockwise (arrow).
  • Page 17: Inserting The Needle

    Inserting the needle Attention: Turn power switch to "O" before removing or inserting a needle. Change the needle regularly, especially if it is showing signs of wear or causing sewing problems. Insert the needle as shown: A. Loosen the needle clamp screw, insert the new needle, and tighten the screw.
  • Page 18: Threading The Upper Thread

    Threading the upper thread This is a simple operation, but it is important to perform it correctly, as failure to do so could cause several different sewing problems. Start by raising the needle to its highest point. Raise the presser foot to release the tension discs.
  • Page 19: Automatic Needle Threader

    Automatic needle threader Attention: Turn power switch to "O" before threading the needle. - Raise the needle to its highest position and lower the presser foot by turning the handwheel toward you. Do not turn the handwheel backward, as this may jam the machine. Pass the thread around the thread guide.
  • Page 20: Thread Tension

    Thread tension Upper thread tension Basic thread tension setting: "4". To increase the tension, turn the dial to the next number up. To reduce the tension, turn the dial to the next number down. A. Normal thread tension B. Thread tension too loose C.
  • Page 21: Bringing Up The Lower Thread

    Bringing up the lower thread Hold the upper thread with the left hand. Turn the handwheel toward you until the needle is raised. (1) Pull on the upper thread to bring the lower thread up through the needle plate. Lay both threads to the back under the presser foot. (2)
  • Page 22: Cutting The Thread/ Changing Sewing Directions

    Reverse sewing At the end of seam, press down the reverse sewing lever. Sew a few reverse stitches. Release the lever and the machine will sew forward again. (A/1) Removing the work Turn the handwheel toward you to bring the thread take up lever to its highest position.
  • Page 23: Matching Needle/ Fabric/ Thread

    Matching needle/ fabric/ thread NEEDLE, FABRIC, THREAD SELECTION GUIDE NEEDLE SIZE FABRICS THREAD 9-11(65-75) Lightweight fabrics-thin cottons, voile, serge, silk , muslin, Light-duty thread in cotton, nylon or polyester. Qiana, interlocks, cotton knits, tricots, jerseys, crepes, woven polyester, shirt & blouse fabrics. 12(80) Medium weight fabrics-cotton, satin, kettleclote, sailcloth, double knits, lightweight woollens.
  • Page 24: How To Choose Your Pattern

    How to choose your pattern To select a stitch, simply turn the pattern selector dial. The pattern selector dial may be turned in either direction. straight stitch , select pattern " " with the pattern selector dial. Adjust the stitch length with the stitch length dial. zigzag stitch , select pattern "...
  • Page 25: Straight Stitching And Needle Position

    Straight stitching and needle position Turn the pattern selector dial so the stitch display shows the straight stitch position. Generally speaking, the thicker the fabric, thread and needle, the longer the stitch should be. Choose your needle position, from center position to left needle position by changing the stitch width dial (1) from "0"...
  • Page 26: Stitch Width Dial & Stitch Length Dial

    Stitch width dial & stitch length dial Stitch width dial Function of stitch width dial The maximum zigzag stitch width for zigzag stitching is 5mm. The width can be reduced on any patterns. The width increases as you move the stitch width dial from "0"...
  • Page 27: Blind Hem/ Lingerie Stitch

    Blind hem/ lingerie stitch * The blind hem foot is an optional accessory not supplied with your machine. For hems, curtains, trousers, skirts, etc. Blind hem for stretch fabrics. Blind hem/ lingerie for firm fabrics. Set the machine as illustrated. Note: It takes practice to sew blind hems.
  • Page 28: Overcasting Stitches

    Overcasting stitches * The overcasting foot is an optional accessory not supplied with your machine. Seams, neatening, visible hems. Turn the stitch length dial to "S1" or "S2". The stitch width can be adjusted to suit the fabric. Standard overlock: For fine knits, jerseys, neck edges, ribbing.
  • Page 29: Sewing On Buttons

    Sewing on buttons Move the drop feed control to lower the feed dogs. (1) Change the presser foot to the button sewing foot. Position the work under the foot. Place the button in the desired position, lower the foot. Set the pattern selector knob to zigzag " ".
  • Page 30: How To Sew Buttonholes

    How to sew buttonholes Buttonhole sewing is a simple process that provides reliable results. However, it is strongly suggested to make a practice buttonhole on a sample of your fabric for best results. Making a Buttonhole 1. Using tailor's chalk, mark the position of the buttonhole on the fabric. 2.
  • Page 31: Zippers And Piping

    Zippers and piping Set the pattern selector dial to " " or " ". Change to zipper foot. (1) Set stitch length control between 1-4 (according to thickness of fabric). The zipper foot can be attached right or left depending on which side of the foot you are going to sew.
  • Page 32: Sewing With The Optional Hemmer Foot

    Sewing with the optional Hemmer foot * The hemmer foot is an optional accessory not supplied with your machine. For hems in fine or sheer fabrics. Set the stitch pattern dial to " " or " ". Change to optional hemmer foot. (1) Neaten the edge of the fabric.
  • Page 33: Multi-stitch Zigzag

    Multi-stitch zigzag Sewing on lace and elastic, darning, mending, reinforcing edges, bar tacks. Set the stitch pattern dial to " ". Place patch in position. The stitch length can be shortened to produce very close stitches. (1) When mending tears, it is advisable to use a piece of backing fabric to reinforce the mend.
  • Page 34: Straight Stretch Stitch And Ric Rac Stitch

    Straight stretch stitch and Ric Rac stitch Triple straight stitch: (1/3) Set the stitch pattern dial to " ". For hard-wearing seams. Turn the stitch length dial to "S1" or "S2". The machine sews two stitches forward and one stitch backward. This provides triple reinforcement.
  • Page 35: Honeycomb Stitch

    Honeycomb stitch Seams, hems, T-shirts, underwear, etc. Set the machine as shown. Turn the stitch length dial to "S1". Set the stitch width dial to between "3" and "6" (for 3-dial models). Set stitch pattern selector on " ". This stitch can be used for all types of jersey and woven fabrics. When using Honeycomb stitch pattern for hemming, sew at 1cm (1/4") from the fabric edge and trim the surplus fabric.
  • Page 36: Sewing With The Optional Cording Foot

    Sewing with the optional cording foot * The cording foot is an optional accessory not supplied with your machine. Decorative effects, cushions, tablecloths, etc. Set stitch selector to position " ". In addition to zig zag, various other stitches are suitable for sewing on cord, e.g.
  • Page 37: Free Motion Darning

    Free motion darning * The Darning/embroidery foot is an optional accessory not included with your machine. Move the drop feed control to lower the feed dogs. (1) Set the pattern selector dial to " " or " ". Remove the presser foot holder (2). Attach the darning foot to the presser foot bar.
  • Page 38: Practical Stitches

    Practical stitches Set the machine as shown. Turn the switch width dial and stitch length dial to suit the fabric. Crescent stitch (1) For a delicate edge finish along the edge of fabric. Bridging (2) For seams, place mats, tablecloths. Decorative joining seam for a fagotted effect.
  • Page 39: Darning

    Darning - Turn stitch length dial to the desired length. - Turn stitch selector to straight stitch, center needle position. - Position the fabric to be darned under the presser foot together with the under laying fabric to be used. - Lower the presser foot and alternately sew forward or reverse using the lever.
  • Page 40: Attaching Lace

    Attaching lace - Turn the stitch length dial to the desired length. - Turn the stitch selector to straight stitch, center needle position. - Fold in the edge of the fabric (approximately 6 mm 1/4"). - Place the lace under the folded edge of the fabric allowing it to under lap the fabric slightly as required by the pattern of the lace.
  • Page 41: Applique

    Applique - Turn the stitch length dial to the desired length. - Turn pattern selector dial to small zig zag width. - Cut out the applique design and baste it to the fabric. - Sew slowly around the edge of the design. - Trim excess material outside the stitching.
  • Page 42: Twin Needle

    Twin needle - Turn the stitch length dial to the desired stitch length. - Turn the stitch selector to straight stitch, center needle position, width setting "0". (for 3-dial models) - Make sure that the two threads used to thread the twin needle are of the same weight.
  • Page 43: Monogramming And Embroidering With Embroidery Hoop

    Monogramming and embroidering with embroidery hoop - Set the machine as shown. - Remove the presser foot and the presser foot holder. - Move the drop feed control to lower the feed dogs. (1) - Lower the presser foot lever before starting to sew. - Adjust the stitch width according to the size of lettering or design.
  • Page 44: Quilting

    Quilting * The quilting foot is an optional accessory not supplied with this machine. Set the pattern selector as shown. Dial selector on " " or " ". Insert the quilting guide in presser foot holder and set the space as desired.
  • Page 45: Gathering

    Gathering * The gathering foot is an optional accessory not supplied with this machine. Set the pattern selector as shown. Dial selector on " " or " ". 1. Attach the gathering foot. 2. Sew a single row or multiple rows of straight stitches. 3.
  • Page 46: Patch Work

    Patch work These stitches are used to join two pieces of fabric while leaving a space between their edges. 1. Fold over the edges of the two pieces of fabric for the hem and baste the edges to a thin piece of paper, leaving a small space between them.
  • Page 47: The Walking Foot Accessory

    The walking foot accessory * The evenfeed foot accessory is optional. It is not included with this machine. Attaching head (5) Always try to sew first without the evenfeed foot accessory, which should be used only when necessary. Arm (3) It is easier to guide the fabric and you have a better view of the seam when using the standard, regular foot on your machine.
  • Page 48: Maintenance

    Maintenance Disconnect the power cord before carrying out any maintenance or changing the sewing light bulb. Cleaning If lint and bits of thread accumulate in the hook, this will interfere with the smooth operation of the machine. Check regularly and clean the stitching mechanism when necessary.
  • Page 49: Trouble Shooting Guide

    Trouble shooting guide Problem Cause Correction Upper thread breaks 1. The machine is not threaded correctly 1. Rethread the machine 2. The thread tension is too tight 2. Reduce the thread tension (lower number) 3. The thread is too thick for the needle 3.
  • Page 50 Do not dispose of electrical appliances as unsorted municipal waste. Use separate collection facilities. Contact your local government for information regarding the collection systems available. If electrical appliances are disposed of in landfills or dumps, hazardous substances can leak into the groundwater and enter the food chain, damaging your health and well-being.

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