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  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    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.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS ESSENTIAL PARTS Using Seam Guides ............. 29 Names of Parts ............3-4 Turning Square Corners ..........29 Standard Accessories ............ 4 Altering the Needle Drop Position ........ 30 Accessory Storages ............5 Altering the Stitch Length ..........30 Protection Flaps .............
  • Page 5: Essential Parts Names Of Parts

    ESSENTIAL PARTS Names of Parts LCD display Stitch width adjusting buttons Stitch length adjusting buttons Start/stop button Reverse button Auto-lock button Needle up/down button Thread cutter button Speed control slider Touch panel Thread tension dial Accessory drawer r t y u Protection flaps unlock button Protection flaps release lever Bobbin winder stopper...
  • Page 6: Standard Accessories

    Feed adjusting screw Drop feed lever Carrying handle Handwheel Power switch Foot control jack Machine inlet Presser foot lifter Thread cutter Standard Accessories Part Name Part No. 1 Zigzag foot A (Set on the machine) 832523007 2 Zipper foot E 808852003 3 Satin stitch foot F 822804118...
  • Page 7: Accessory Storages

    Accessory Storages Accessories can be stored in the accessory storage and the accessory drawer. Open the top cover to access the accessory storage. Open the protection flap (front) and pull the tab on the right side of the flap to open the accessory drawer. CAUTION: When you store the foot control inside the closed flaps, follow the instructions below to avoid damage...
  • Page 8: Protection Flaps

    Protection Flaps • Opening and closing protection flaps To open the protection flaps, slide the protection flap release lever q to the right. To close the protection flaps, fold the rear and front flaps w e, then fold the left flap r until it snaps to the both flaps.
  • Page 9: Getting Ready To Sew Connecting The Power Supply

    GETTING READY TO SEW Connecting the Power Supply Using the foot control Turn off the power switch. Pull the foot control cord from the foot control. Insert the pin connector into the jack. Insert the machine plug into the power inlet. Insert the power supply plug into the wall outlet. Turn on the power switch.
  • Page 10: Using The Start/stop Button

    Using the start/stop button Turn off the power switch. Insert the machine plug into the power inlet. Insert the power supply plug into the wall outlet. Turn on the power switch. q Power switch w Machine plug e Power inlet r Power supply plug t Wall outlet y Start/Stop button NOTE:...
  • Page 11: Machine Operating Buttons

    Machine Operating Buttons q Start/Stop button Lower the presser foot lifter. Press this button to start or stop the machine. The machine starts running slowly for the first few stitches, and it then runs at the speed set by the speed control slider. The machine runs slowly as long as this button is being pressed.
  • Page 12: Needle Up/down Button

    r Needle up/down button Press the needle up/down button to bring the needle up or down. t Thread cutter button Press the thread cutter button to trim the threads after sewing. The thread cutter mark will blink y while the machine cuts the threads. NOTE: The thread cutter button does not function: - directly after turning on the power.
  • Page 13: Lcd Display

    LCD Display NOTE: Magnetic or electrostatic interference may cause the LCD display to flicker. Do not use the machine near appliances that generate a magnetic field or an electrostatic field such as microwave ovens. The LCD display shows following information when the machine is turned on.
  • Page 14: Selecting The Patterns

    Selecting the Patterns Enter the 2-digit number of the desired stitch pattern with the corresponding numeral keys. To refer available stitch patterns for this sewing machine, check the stitch chart or the stitch chart in this manual on page 66. q Stitch chart • Using numeral keys Example: To select stitch pattern 72 z Turn the power switch on.
  • Page 15: Presser Foot Lifter

    Presser Foot Lifter The presser foot lifter raises and lowers the presser foot. You can raise the foot about 1/4˝ (0.7 cm) higher than the normal up position for easy removal of the presser foot, or to help you place thick material under the foot. q Presser foot lifter w Normal up position e Highest position...
  • Page 16: Adjusting The Needle Thread Tension

    Adjusting the Needle Thread Tension Straight stitch balanced tension The ideal straight stitch has threads locked between two layers of fabric, as illustrated (magnified to show detail). If you look at the top and bottom of the seam, notice that the stitches are evenly balanced. q Needle thread (top thread) w Bobbin thread (bottom thread) e To loosen r To tighten...
  • Page 17: Zigzag Stitch Balanced Tension

    Zigzag stitch balanced tension For an ideal zigzag stitch, the bobbin thread does not show on the right side (top side) of the fabric, and the needle thread shows slightly on the wrong side (bottom side) of the fabric. See the illustrations for the correct appearance. To match this appearance, adjust the needle tension as necessary.
  • Page 18: Dropping Or Raising The Feed Dog

    Dropping or Raising the Feed Dog The drop feed lever is located underneath the free arm bed on the back of the machine. To drop the feed dog, push the lever in the direction of the arrow q. To raise the feed dog, push the lever in the direction of the arrow w, as illustrated, and turn the handwheel toward you.
  • Page 19: Changing The Needle

    Changing the Needle CAUTION: Turn OFF the power switch or press the lockout key to lockout the machine before changing the needle. Raise the needle to its highest position by turning the handwheel counterclockwise, and lower the presser foot. A loose needle or a loose screw may cause machine malfunction or needle to break.
  • Page 20: Bobbin Winding

    Bobbin Winding Removing the bobbin Gently slide the hook cover release button q to the right and remove the hook cover plate w. Lift out the bobbin. q Hook cover release button w Hook cover plate e Bobbin NOTE: Use the “J” plastic bobbins for horizontal hook (marked with “J”...
  • Page 21: Winding The Bobbin

    Winding the bobbin NOTE: • Set the speed control slider at its fastest position for bobbin winding. • Close the retractable thread guide e after the bobbin winding. z Turn the spool thread guide as illustrated. Draw the thread from the spool and pass it through the spool thread guide.
  • Page 22: Inserting The Bobbin

    Inserting the bobbin CAUTION: Turn OFF the power switch or press the lockout key to lockout the machine before inserting the bobbin and threading the bobbin holder. z Place a bobbin in the bobbin holder w with the thread running off counterclockwise. q End of thread w Bobbin holder x Guide the thread into the first notch e on the front...
  • Page 23: Threading The Machine

    Threading the Machine Raise the presser foot. Press the needle up/down button q to raise the thread take-up lever to its highest position. q Needle up/down button CAUTION: Turn OFF the power switch or press the lockout key to lockout the machine before threading the machine. z Turn the spool thread guide w in the direction of arrow as illustrated.
  • Page 24: Needle Threader

    Needle Threader CAUTION: Turn OFF the power switch or press the lockout key to lockout the machine when using the needle threader. z Lower the presser foot. Press the needle up/down button q to raise the needle to its highest position. Press the lockout key or turn the power switch off.
  • Page 25: Drawing Up The Bobbin Thread

    Drawing up the Bobbin Thread z Raise the presser foot. Hold the needle thread lightly with your left hand. x Press the needle up/down button q twice to lower and raise the needle to pick up the bobbin thread. q Needle up/down button c Pull both threads 10 to 15 cm (4˝ to 6˝) under and behind the presser foot.
  • Page 26: Setting Mode

    Setting Mode Press the set key q to enter the machine setting mode for customizing the machine setting. The LCD display will show “01”, “on” (ON) and “oF” (OFF), and the “on” mark will blink. Each time you press the arrow key w, the mode number changes, and you can set the following machine functions as follows: e Mode number...
  • Page 27: Key Position Adjustment Setting

    Key position adjustment setting You can adjust the key position when you think the key sensor is off from the actual key position. Enter the setting mode. Press the right arrow key q twice to select the key position adjustment setting. The key position adjustment screen appears and “oF” (OFF) mark is shown on the screen.
  • Page 28: Resetting All To Default

    Resetting all to default The following customized settings can be reset to the default settings (factory settings). • Buzzer sound • Needle stop position • Key position adjustment Enter the setting mode. Press the right arrow key q 3 times to select the resetting all to default mode.
  • Page 29: Basic Sewing Straight Stitch Sewing

    BASIC SEWING Straight Stitch Sewing q Stitch pattern: 00 or 03 w Needle thread tension: 2 to 6 e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A NOTE: When sewing with the satin stitch foot F or buttonhole foot R, pull the thread to the left to hold the thread. Starting to sew Raise presser foot and position the fabric next to a seam guide line on the needle plate.
  • Page 30: Auto Thread Cutting

    Auto Thread Cutting To cut the threads automatically after locking stitches, press the thread cutter memory key. The thread cutter icon appears on the LCD display. q Thread cutter memory key w Thread cutter icon When buttonhole, tacking, darning or eyelet is selected, the machine will cut the threads automatically after sewing is finished.
  • Page 31: Using Seam Guides

    Using Seam Guides The seam guides on the needle plate and the hook cover plate help you to measure seam allowance. The numbers on the needle plate indicate the distance from the center needle position in inches and millimeters. q Center needle position The front seam guides are marked at 1/4˝, 3/8˝...
  • Page 32: Altering The Needle Drop Position

    Altering the Needle Drop Position The needle drop position can be altered for straight stitch patterns 00 to 04 and 52 to 54. Press the “ ” sign on the stitch width adjusting button to move the needle to the left. Press the “ ”...
  • Page 33: Variety Of Straight Stitches

    Variety of Straight Stitches Lock-a-matic Stitch q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 2 to 6 e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A 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 once.
  • Page 34: Stretch Stitch

    Stretch Stitch q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6 e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A This stitch is a narrow stretch stitch designed to eliminate puckering on knit fabrics and bias seams, while permitting the seam to be pressed completely open flat. Use this stitch for seaming fine fabrics.
  • Page 35: Zigzag Stitch

    Zigzag Stitch q Stitch pattern: 06 or 07 w Thread tension dial: 3 to 7 e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A The zigzag stitch is one of the most useful and versatile stitches. It is used for overcasting, mending, appliqué, and also used as a decorative stitch.
  • Page 36: Variety Of Overcasting Stitches

    Apply ribbing to knits and garment retains its shape. Elna invented this stitch in 1982. Place the fabric edges together under the presser foot next to the right side edge of the presser foot.
  • Page 37: Attaching Elastic

    Attaching Elastic q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4 e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F Mark the elastic into quarters. Match those to the center front, center back and side seams, and pin the elastic to the fabric. Place the elastic under the foot and stitch into place while stretch the elastic evenly.
  • Page 38: Buttonholes

    Buttonholes The following 7 types of buttonholes are available. q Square buttonhole This buttonhole is widely used on medium to heavy fabrics. q w e r t y u w Round-end buttonhole This buttonhole is used on fine to medium weight fabrics, especially for blouses and children’s clothes.
  • Page 39 Square Buttonhole q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4 e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R 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.
  • Page 40 v Lower the presser foot and pull the buttonhole lever down as far as it will go. y Buttonhole lever NOTE: The reference lines on the buttonhole foot can be used as a positioning guide. Make sure there is no gap between the slider and stopper, otherwise the buttonhole will be out of position or there will be a sewing gap.
  • Page 41: Altering The Buttonhole Width

    n The buttonhole is sewn in the sequence as shown. When the buttonhole is finished, the machine will stop automatically with the needle in the up position. m Remove the fabric and place a pin just below the bartack to prevent accidentally cutting the stitches. Cut the opening with the seam ripper.
  • Page 42: Round-end And Fine Fabric Buttonhole

    Round-end and Fine Fabric Buttonhole q Stitch pattern: 17 and 18 w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4 e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R Sewing procedure is the same as square buttonhole. The buttonhole width can be varied from 2.5 to 5.5. The stitch density can be varied from 0.2 to 0.8. Keyhole Buttonhole q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4...
  • Page 43: Corded Buttonhole

    Corded Buttonhole q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4 e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R z Use the same procedure as the square buttonhole sewing. Set the stitch width to match the thickness of the cord used. With the buttonhole foot raised, hook the filler cord on the spur at the back of the buttonhole foot.
  • Page 44: Welted Buttonhole

    Welted Buttonhole q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4 e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R 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.
  • Page 45 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.
  • Page 46: Darning Stitch

    Darning Stitch q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6 e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R Starting to sew z Attach the automatic buttonhole foot R and pull the z x c v button holder q all the way out. Draw the needle thread to the left through the hole of foot.
  • Page 47: Tacking

    Tacking q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6 e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F Tacking is used to reinforce pockets, crotches and belt carriers where extra strength is needed. Start sewing Start the machine and sew until the machine stops automatically.
  • Page 48: Eyelet

    Eyelet q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4 e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F The eyelet is used for belt holes etc. Starting to sew Lower the needle at the starting point and lower the presser foot. Start the machine. The machine will stop automatically when completed.
  • Page 49: Zipper Sewing

    Zipper Sewing q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4 e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A Zipper foot E Attaching the zipper foot Fit the pin on zipper foot E to the groove on the foot holder. q Groove w Pin (A): To sew the left side of the zipper, attach the zipper foot with the pin on the right-hand side.
  • Page 50 Start 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.
  • Page 51 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 1-3. Baste the opened fabric and zipper tape together.
  • Page 52: Blind Hemming

    Blind Hemming q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 2 to 6 e Presser foot: Blind hem foot G z Use the same color thread as the fabric. 1/4˝ On heavy weight fabrics that ravel, the raw edge 1/4˝ (0.4 – 0.7 cm) (0.4 –...
  • Page 53: Button Sewing

    Button Sewing q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 3 to 7 e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Feed dog: Lowered Lower the feed dog. Set the speed control slider at a slower speed. Match the holes of button to the horizontal slot of the presser foot and lower the foot to hold the button in place.
  • Page 54: Rolled Hem

    Rolled Hem q Stitch pattern: w Needle thread tension: 2 to 6 e Presser foot: Rolled hem foot D z Attach the rolled hem foot D. Fold the fabric edge twice to form a hem, 0.3 cm (1/8˝) wide and 5 cm (2˝) long then press. 0.3 cm 5 cm (2˝) (1/8˝)
  • Page 55: Gathering

    Gathering q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 1 e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A z Loosen the thread tension to “1” and increase the stitch length to 5.0. Pull both threads 10 cm (4˝) under and behind the presser foot (refer to page 23). x Sew two rows of straight stitches 0.6 cm (1/4˝) apart.
  • Page 56: Decorative Stitches Patchwork

    DECORATIVE STITCHES Patchwork q Stitch pattern: 52 and 44 w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6 e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A Satin stitch foot F z Place the patchwork pieces right sides together. Select stitch pattern 52. Sew a precise 1/4˝ seam allowance.
  • Page 57: Lingerie Stitch

    Lingerie Stitch q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 2 to 8 e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F Sew a fine seam in lingerie and lightweight knits. The small seam size stretches and is comfortable to wear. Place fabric edges so needle just clears edge when it swings off the fabric to the right.
  • Page 58: Pintucks

    Pintucks q Stitch pattern: w Needle thread tension: 2 to 6 e Presser foot: Blind hem foot G A beautiful accent to any project. Pintucks should be added to your fabric before cutting out the pattern piece. Use a washable marker to draw parallel lines for pintucks on fabric right side.
  • Page 59: Drawn Work

    Drawn Work q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4 e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F Drawn work uses the same method as fringing. Choose a firm, woven fabric like linen where threads can be removed easily. z Carefully cut the fabric on the grain. Determine the width of the drawn work and remove one strand of yarn or fabric thread at each end.
  • Page 60: Corded Trim

    Corded Trim q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6 e Presser foot: Cording foot H Sew over three strands of cording to create unique borders and trims. Pearl cotton, knitting yarn, embroidery floss, lace thread, fine wool or lily yarn may be used as cording.
  • Page 61: French Knots

    French Knots q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 5 to 8 e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F Select the stitch pattern 51 for French knots. Tighten the thread tension to 5-8 when sewing. Scallop Stitch q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6 e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A * The stitch patterns 43 and 69 can also be used.
  • Page 62: Stippling Stitch

    Stippling Stitch q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 3 to 6 e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F A pre-programmed stippling stitch is a fast and easy method to quilt small areas. Place a batting (wadding) between quilt top and backing fabric.
  • Page 63: Satin Stitches

    Satin Stitches q Stitch pattern: w Thread tension dial: 1 to 4 e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F * The stitch patterns 64-65 and 67-71 can also be used. For better sewing results, interfacing should be used on the wrong side of the fabric when you use stretch or elastic fabrics.
  • Page 64: Care Of Your Machine Cleaning The Hook Race And Feed Dog

    CARE OF YOUR MACHINE Cleaning the Hook Race and Feed Dog WARNING: Turn the power switch off and unplug the machine before cleaning. Do not dismantle the machine 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. NOTE: Clean the outside of the machine with a soft cloth and neutral soap.
  • Page 65: Correcting Distorted Stretch Stitch Patterns

    Correcting Distorted Stretch Stitch Patterns The sewing results of the stretch patterns may vary depending upon the sewing conditions, such as sewing speed, type of fabric, number of layers etc. Always test sew on a scrap piece of the fabric that you wish to use. If stretch patterns are distorted, correct them with the feed adjusting screw.
  • Page 66: Problems And Warning Signals

    Problems and Warning Signals If a buzzer sounds and the LCD display 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. Contact the service center 2.
  • Page 67: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Condition Cause Reference The needle thread 1. The needle thread is not threaded properly. Page 21 breaks 2. The needle thread tension is too tight. Page 14-15 3. The needle is bent or blunt. Page 17 4. The needle is incorrectly inserted. Page 17 5.
  • Page 68: Stitch Chart

    Stitch Chart...
  • Page 69: Ec Declaration Of Conformity

    This machine complies with the following regulations: EN 60335-1: 2012; A11 EN 60335-2-28: 2003; A1 EN 62233: 2008 EN 55014-1: 2006; A1; A2 EN 55014-2: 2015 EN 61000-3-2: 2014 EN 61000-3-3: 2013 Supplier: Elna International Corp. SA Address: Rue Veyrot 14 CH - 1217 Meyrin Switzerland...
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