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Operation Manual
Embroidery
Embroidery
and Sewing Machine
Product Code: 882-W30
Be sure to read this manual before using the machine.
Be sure to read this manual before using the machine.
Be sure to read this manual before using the machine.
We recommend that you keep this document nearby for future reference.
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  • Page 1 Operation Manual Embroidery Embroidery and Sewing Machine Product Code: 882-W30 Be sure to read this manual before using the machine. Be sure to read this manual before using the machine. Be sure to read this manual before using the machine.
  • Page 3: How To Use This Manual

    HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL The Operation Manuals for this machine consist of the Operation Manual (Sewing) and the Operation Manual (Embroidery). Refer to the appropriate Operation Manual according to your needs. For basic information about, for example, the included accessories or the settings screen, refer to chapter 1 of the Operation Manual (Sewing).
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS CONTENTS HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL ......1 Character Alignment ............76 Changing Font Type............. 76 Chapter 1 Embroidery Step by Step Changing Letter Size ............77 Changing the Configuration of Alphabet Character Patterns... 78 BEFORE EMBROIDERING ........6 Changing Alphabet Character Spacing.........
  • Page 5 CONTENTS Drawing Lines..............151 Drawing Regions ............... 153 Using the Stamp Key ............154 Using the Erase Key ............155 Using the Select Key ............156 STITCH SETTINGS SCREEN......157 Specifying Individual Stitch Settings ........157 Specifying Global Stitch Settings ........159 MY DESIGN CENTER WITH SCAN ....
  • Page 6 CONTENTS...
  • Page 7: Chapter 1 Embroidery Step By Step

    Chapter Embroidery Step by Step...
  • Page 8: Before Embroidering

    BEFORE EMBROIDERING BEFORE EMBROIDERING Follow the steps below to prepare the machine for embroidery. Step 9 Step 6, 8 Step 4 Step 5 Step 3 Step 7 Step 1, 2 Step # Action Page Presser foot attachment Attach embroidery foot “W”. Checking the needle Use needle 75/11 for embroidery.
  • Page 9: Using The Machine Setting Mode Key

    BEFORE EMBROIDERING Using the Machine Setting Mode Key Press to change the default machine settings (needle stop position, embroidery speed, opening display, etc.). To display the different settings screens, press for “Sewing settings”, for “General settings”, for “Embroidery settings” or for “Wireless LAN settings”.
  • Page 10 BEFORE EMBROIDERING ■ Page 10 n Select the quality for displaying the fabric in the screen (page 94). o Erase the scanned image (page 94). p Set to “ON” when positioning the pattern on the thick fabric using the built-in camera (page 95). q Adjust the position and brightness of the embroidery foot “W+”...
  • Page 11: Changing The Presser Foot

    CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT CAUTION • Always press on the screen to lock all keys and buttons before changing the presser foot. If not pressed and the “Start/Stop” button or another button is pressed, the machine will start and may cause injury.
  • Page 12: Attaching Embroidery Foot "w

    CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT Press to unlock all keys and buttons. Attaching Embroidery Foot “W”  All keys and operation buttons are unlocked, and the previous screen is displayed. CAUTION • When attaching an embroidery foot, always press on the screen. You may accidentally press the “Start/Stop”...
  • Page 13: Changing The Needle

    CHANGING THE NEEDLE CHANGING THE NEEDLE CAUTION • Always press on the screen to lock all keys and buttons before changing the needle. If is not pressed and the “Start/Stop” button or another operation button is pressed accidentally, the machine will start and injury may result.
  • Page 14 CHANGING THE NEEDLE With the flat side of the needle facing the back, insert the new needle all the way to the top of the needle stopper (viewing window) in the needle clamp. Use a screwdriver to securely tighten the needle clamp screw.
  • Page 15: Attaching The Embroidery Unit

    ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY UNIT ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY UNIT Insert the embroidery unit connection into About the Embroidery Unit the machine connection port. Push lightly on the connection port cover until the unit clicks into place. CAUTION • Do not move the machine with the embroidery unit attached.
  • Page 16: Removing The Embroidery Unit

    ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY UNIT Removing the Embroidery Unit Press , then press  The carriage will move to the removal position. CAUTION • Always remove the embroidery frame before pressing . Otherwise, the frame may strike the embroidery foot, and possibly cause injury. Turn the main power to OFF.
  • Page 17: Lower Threading

    LOWER THREADING LOWER THREADING Set the supplemental spool pin in the “up” Winding the Bobbin position. CAUTION • The included bobbin was designed specifically for this machine. If bobbins from other models are used, the machine will not operate correctly. Use only the included bobbin or bobbins of the same type (part code: SA156, (SFB: XA5539-151 / 115J05E0001)).
  • Page 18 LOWER THREADING Pass the thread around the pretension disk Memo making sure that the thread is under the • When embroidering with fine, cross-wound pretension disk. thread, use the small spool cap, and leave a small space between the cap and the thread spool.
  • Page 19 LOWER THREADING Pass the end of the thread through the guide slit in the bobbin winder seat, and pull the Note • When winding transparent nylon thread on thread to the right to cut the thread with the bobbin, stop bobbin winding when the the cutter.
  • Page 20 LOWER THREADING Cut the thread with cutter and remove the Align the groove in the bobbin with the bobbin. spring on the bobbin winder shaft, and set the bobbin on the shaft. a Cutter a Groove in the bobbin Memo b Spring on the shaft •...
  • Page 21 LOWER THREADING Pass the thread through the thread guide. Memo • Refer to the Operation Manual (Sewing) to assemble the spool stand. • Refer to page 25 to thread the machine using the spool stand. CAUTION • When winding thread on the bobbin, do not a Thread guide cross the bobbin winding thread with the upper thread in the thread guides.
  • Page 22: Setting The Bobbin

    LOWER THREADING Push the bobbin winder switch to the right, Setting the Bobbin and then raise the bobbin at least 100 mm (4 inches) from the shaft. CAUTION • Use a bobbin thread that has been correctly wound. Otherwise, the needle may break or the thread tension will be incorrect.
  • Page 23 LOWER THREADING Remove the bobbin cover. Note • If the thread is not correctly inserted Hold the bobbin with your right hand and through the tension spring of the bobbin case, it may cause incorrect thread tension. hold the end of the thread with your left (page 102) hand.
  • Page 24: Upper Threading

    UPPER THREADING UPPER THREADING  The upper thread shutter opens so the machine can Upper Threading be threaded. CAUTION • Be sure to thread the machine properly. Improper threading can cause the thread to a Upper thread shutter tangle and break the needle, leading to injury. Memo Memo •...
  • Page 25 UPPER THREADING Push the spool cap onto the spool pin as far While holding the thread with both hands, as possible, then return the spool pin to its pull the thread up from under the thread original position. guide plate. CAUTION •...
  • Page 26 UPPER THREADING Pass the thread through the needle bar thread guide (marked “6”) by holding the Note • When using thread that quickly winds off thread with both hands and guiding it as the spool, such as metallic thread, it may be shown in the illustration.
  • Page 27: Using The Spool Stand

    UPPER THREADING Pull out about 100-150 mm (approx. 4-6 larger than the spool, the thread may catch and embroidering performance may suffer. inches) of the thread, and then pass it under the embroidery foot toward the rear of the machine. ...
  • Page 28 UPPER THREADING Attach the spool stand to the machine. Pull the thread off the spool. Pass the thread from the back to the front through the thread guides at the top. When using thread that quickly feeds off the spool, such as metallic thread, use the enclosed ring to prevent the thread from becoming entangled.
  • Page 29: Using Threads That Unwind Quickly

    UPPER THREADING Using Threads that Unwind Quickly ■ Using the Spool Net If using transparent nylon monofilament thread, metallic thread, or other strong thread, place the included spool net over the spool before using it. When using specialty threads, threading must be done manually.
  • Page 30: Preparing The Fabric

    PREPARING THE FABRIC PREPARING THE FABRIC CAUTION • Use fabrics with a thickness of less than 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch). Using fabrics thicker than 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch) may cause the needle to break. Note • When embroidering fabric layers filled with thick batting, for example, a better result can be achieved by adjusting the embroidery foot height in the embroidery settings screen.
  • Page 31: Hooping The Fabric In The Embroidery Frame

    Other optional embroidery frames can be used. When choosing frames that do not appear on the screen, be sure to check the design size of the embroidery field of the optional frame. Check with your authorized Brother dealer for frame compatibility.
  • Page 32 PREPARING THE FABRIC ■ Inserting the Fabric Slightly tighten the frame adjustment screw, and then remove the slack in the fabric by pulling on the edges and corners. Note • If the fabric is not securely held in the embroidery frame, the embroidery design will embroider out poorly.
  • Page 33 PREPARING THE FABRIC Return the frame adjustment screw to its Refer to steps through of “Inserting initial position. the Fabric” on page 30 to hoop the fabric. Tighten the frame adjustment screw by hand. CAUTION Memo • You can use the included multi-purpose •...
  • Page 34 PREPARING THE FABRIC ■ Embroidery Needle Plate Cover Place the embroidery sheet on the inner frame. Align the guide lines on the Under some conditions, based on the type of fabric, embroidery sheet with the mark you made stabilizer, or thread being used, there may be some on the fabric.
  • Page 35: Embroidering Small Fabrics Or Fabric Edges

    PREPARING THE FABRIC ■ Embroidering Ribbons or Tape Embroidering Small Fabrics or Secure with double-sided tape or a temporary spray Fabric Edges adhesive. Use an embroidery stabilizer to provide extra support. We recommend using a stabilizer for embroidery. After embroidering, remove the stabilizer carefully.
  • Page 36: Attaching The Embroidery Frame

    ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME Note • Wind and insert the bobbin before attaching the embroidery frame. Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to Lower the frame-securing lever to be level raise the embroidery foot. with the frame to secure the embroidery frame in the embroidery frame holder.
  • Page 37 ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME Pull the embroidery frame toward you.
  • Page 38: Embroidery Screens

    EMBROIDERY SCREENS EMBROIDERY SCREENS ■ Copyright Information The patterns stored in the machine and patterns sold separately are intended for private use only. Any public or commercial use of copyrighted patterns is an infringement of copyright law and is strictly prohibited. There are many character and decorative embroidery patterns stored in the machine’s memory.
  • Page 39 EMBROIDERY SCREENS ■ Pattern Selection Screens There are 7 categories of patterns in this machine. Embroidery patterns Alphabet characters Decorative alphabet patterns Frame patterns Utility embroidery patterns Quilting border patterns Disney patterns...
  • Page 40: Key Functions

    KEY FUNCTIONS KEY FUNCTIONS Editing Patterns a Shows the size of the entire combined pattern. b Shows the color sequence and stitching times of each step of the pattern currently selected. Memo • If a key display is grayed out, you cannot use that function with the selected pattern. Using these keys, you can edit the pattern as you like.
  • Page 41 KEY FUNCTIONS Display Key Name Explanation Page Magnify key Press this key to select the magnification ratio. Hand key Press this key to move the canvas when it is magnified. — Fabric scan key Press this key to scan the fabric to align the embroidery position. Image key Press this key for a preview of the embroidered image.
  • Page 42: Editing Letters

    KEY FUNCTIONS Editing Letters Display Key Name Explanation Page Cancel key Press this key to exit the editing character pattern screen. — Size key Press this key to change the size of the character pattern. Array key Press this key to change the configuration of a character pattern. Character spacing Press this key to change the spacing of character patterns.
  • Page 43: Embroidery Screen

    KEY FUNCTIONS Embroidery Screen a Shows the embroidery foot code. Attach embroidery foot “W” for all embroidery projects. When the embroidery foot symbol is displayed on the screen, you are able to embroider. b Shows the embroidery frames that can be used for the selected pattern. Be sure to use the proper frame (page 29). c Shows a preview of the selected pattern.
  • Page 44 KEY FUNCTIONS Using these keys, you can move or rotate pattern, etc. Press to display the editing window. Note • Some operations or functions are not available for certain patterns. If the key display is darkened, you cannot use that function or operation with the selected pattern.
  • Page 45: Selecting Patterns

    SELECTING PATTERNS SELECTING PATTERNS Press Selecting Embroidery Patterns/ Decorative Alphabet Patterns/ Utility Embroidery Patterns Press the category tab you want to embroider.  The pattern selected is outlined in red on the “Edit” display. Memo • If you press , you can see detailed information about the pattern.
  • Page 46 SELECTING PATTERNS To return to the previous screen to select another pattern, press Press to edit the selected pattern. Refer to “Editing Patterns” on page 38 about the “Edit” display. Press the “Start/Stop” button to begin embroidering. Refer to “Embroidering Patterns” on page 54. Press ...
  • Page 47: Selecting Frame Patterns

    SELECTING PATTERNS Selecting Frame Patterns Press Press the key of the frame shape you want to embroider in the top part of the screen. a Frame shapes b Frame patterns  Various frame patterns are displayed at the bottom part of the screen. Press the key of the frame pattern you want to embroider.
  • Page 48: Confirming The Pattern Position

    CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION The pattern is normally positioned in the center of the embroidery frame. If the pattern needs to be repositioned for better placement on the garment, you can check the layout before starting embroidery. Check the embroidery pattern.
  • Page 49: Checking The Needle Drop Point With The Projector

    CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION useful for patterns which need to be embroidered Checking the Needle Drop Point in a particular position as shown below. With the Projector With the projector pointer, you can check the needle drop point before embroidering. Press in the embroidery screen.
  • Page 50 CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION Press to set the starting point to the Press to display the grid lines. center of the pattern. a Grid lines b Chalk mark on the fabric Press Memo • Press to enlarge the camera view. By Press the “Presser Foot Lifter”...
  • Page 51: Using The Embroidery Position Sticker To Align The Embroidering

    CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION Press the positioning keys to move the Using the Embroidery Position embroidery frame until the center point of the pattern in the camera view window is Sticker to Align the Embroidering aligned with the chalk mark drawn on the Position fabric.
  • Page 52 CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION Select the position you want to set as the Press reference point. Note Select if you want to embroider referring the • Attach embroidery foot “W” before pressing embroidery positioning sticker as the center of the .
  • Page 53 CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION A reminder message appears. Remove the embroidery positioning sticker from the fabric, and press To remove the embroidery positioning sticker more easily, press so that the carriage moves slightly forward and away from under the needle. After the embroidery positioning sticker is removed, press Press the “Start/Stop”...
  • Page 54: Checking The Pattern Position

    CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION Checking the Pattern Position Memo • To see the entire embroidering area, press The carriage moves and shows the pattern . The carriage moves and shows the embroidery area. position. Watch the embroidery frame closely to make sure the pattern will be embroidered in the right place.
  • Page 55: Embroidering A Pattern

    EMBROIDERING A PATTERN EMBROIDERING A PATTERN Bobbin case (for prewound or other embroidery Embroidering Attractive Finishes bobbin threads) Many factors are involved in achieving a beautiful embroidery result. Using the appropriate stabilizer (page 28) and hooping the fabric in the frame (page 29) are two important factors mentioned a Bobbin case (no color on the screw) earlier.
  • Page 56: Embroidering Patterns

    EMBROIDERING A PATTERN Lower the embroidery foot, then press the Embroidering Patterns “Start/Stop” button to start embroidering.  When the first color is completely embroidered, the machine will automatically trim the threads and stop. The embroidery foot will then automatically be Example: raised.
  • Page 57 EMBROIDERING A PATTERN Repeat the same steps for embroidering the remaining colors. a Current stitch numbers/Total stitch numbers b Current time/Total time c The part of pattern embroider next d Embroidered colors/Total colors  When the last color is embroidered, “Finished embroidering”...
  • Page 58: Adjustments During The Embroidery Process

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Note • Be careful not to bump the embroidery unit carriage or the embroidery foot when removing or attaching the embroidery frame. Otherwise, the pattern will not embroider correctly. Unlock the frame-securing lever and If the Bobbin Runs Out of Thread remove the embroidery frame.
  • Page 59: If The Thread Breaks During Embroidering

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Press to move the needle back If the Thread Breaks During the correct number of stitches before the Embroidering spot where the thread broke. If you cannot move back to the spot where the If the upper thread is broken, redo the thread broke, press to select the color upper threading.
  • Page 60: Restarting From The Beginning

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Restarting from the Beginning Resuming Embroidery After Turning Off the Power Press The current color and stitch number are saved when embroidery is stopped. The next time the machine is turned on, you have the option to continue or delete the pattern.
  • Page 61 ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Attach the embroidery frame and press  The previous embroidering screen displayed before the machine was turned off appears. Memo • If you want to start a new embroidery pattern, press so the pattern selection screen appears. Continue embroidering.
  • Page 62 ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS...
  • Page 63: Chapter 2 Basic Editing

    Chapter Basic Editing...
  • Page 64: Basic Editing

    BASIC EDITING BASIC EDITING  The stitch simulator screen appears. Previewing the Pattern Press  An image of the pattern as it will be embroidered appears. Press to select the frame used in the preview. a Select the simulation speed. Press Frames displayed in dark gray cannot be selected.
  • Page 65: Moving The Pattern

    BASIC EDITING Moving the Pattern Rotating the Pattern Press , and then press Press , and then press display the pattern move window. Select the desired pattern by pressing , if there are several patterns on the screen. to move the pattern in the direction shown by the arrow.
  • Page 66: Changing The Size Of The Pattern

    BASIC EDITING Press to return the pattern to its original Changing the Size of the Pattern position. Press , and then press a Degree of rotation Memo • If the USB mouse is connected, you can rotate the pattern by rotating the mouse wheel.
  • Page 67 BASIC EDITING ■ Changing the Size by Dragging You can also change the pattern size by dragging the red point on the pattern image. a Size of the pattern Memo • In order to maintain embroidering quality, there is a limit to how much the embroidery Note pattern can be enlarged or reduced.
  • Page 68: Changing The Density

    BASIC EDITING : When changing the size, the pattern keeps Changing the Density the original density. The number of stitch is recalculated. The thread density can be changed. Select the direction in which to change the A setting between 80% and 120% in 5% size.
  • Page 69: Creating A Horizontal Mirror Image

    BASIC EDITING Designing Repeated Patterns ■ Embroidering Repeated Patterns Using the border function, you can create repeated patterns. You can also adjust the spacing of the patterns. a Normal Press , and then press b Fine (stitches closer together) c Coarse (stitches farther apart) ...
  • Page 70 BASIC EDITING Adjust the spacing of the repeated pattern. Vertical direction To widen spacing, press To tighten spacing, press a Repeating and deleting keys b Spacing keys c Key to cancel pattern repeating Horizontal direction Complete repeated patterns by repeating steps through Press...
  • Page 71 BASIC EDITING ■ Repeating One Element of a Press Repeated Pattern By using the Cut function, you can select one element of a repeated pattern and repeat only that single element. This function allows you to design complex repeated patterns. Press Choose the direction in which the repeated pattern will be cut.
  • Page 72: Embroidering The Pattern Repeatedly

    BASIC EDITING Press to select the thread mark to be Note • Once you have cut a repeated pattern into sewn. separate elements, you cannot return to the original repeated pattern. • Each element can be edited separately in the edit screen. Refer to “Selecting combined embroidery patterns”...
  • Page 73 BASIC EDITING Select the boarder pattern with the thread mark at the center of the end of the pattern. Note • Adjust the position of the fabric so that the Refer to “Assigning Thread Marks” on page 70. embroidering area for the next pattern is within the embroidering area of the embroidery sheet.
  • Page 74 BASIC EDITING Press the positioning keys to move the Touch to set the starting point to the embroidery frame until the thread mark on center of the pattern. the fabric is aligned on the starting point in the camera view window. Touch a Grid lines b Thread mark on the fabric...
  • Page 75: Duplicating A Pattern

    BASIC EDITING Duplicating a Pattern Deleting the Pattern Press to delete the pattern from the screen. Press , and then press  The duplicate is positioned. Displaying Patterns in the Screen Magnified Press to magnify the image. The image is magnified by 125%, 150% and 200% as you press a Duplicated pattern Note...
  • Page 76 BASIC EDITING Check the displayed pattern. Memo • When magnifying, pressing enables you to move displayed area. At this time, the embroidery pattern in the location in the embroidery field does not move.
  • Page 77: Editing Letters

    EDITING LETTERS EDITING LETTERS Press and enter “he”. Selecting Alphabet Character Patterns Example: Entering “The Sky is Blue”. Press Press the key of the font you want to embroider. Press to enter a space. Press the tab to select a character type. Press and then enter “T”.
  • Page 78: Character Alignment

    EDITING LETTERS Press again and enter “S”. Character Alignment Each press of switches between right alignment, left alignment and center alignment, in that order. Right alignment Left alignment Center alignment Press and then enter “ky_is”. Changing Font Type Before changing the font type, press , and then press Press to make a new line.
  • Page 79: Changing Letter Size

    EDITING LETTERS  The new font is selected. Press Select the font type. Changing Letter Size  All the characters in the screen change into the selected font type. Press , and then press Scroll the bar to display the font type that is not on the screen.
  • Page 80: Changing The Configuration Of Alphabet Character Patterns

    EDITING LETTERS Press Changing the Configuration of Alphabet Character Patterns Press , and then press Change the size of letters. Press a Change the size to the specific direction. b Change the size from L, M or S size. c Move the text. Memo •...
  • Page 81: Changing Alphabet Character Spacing

    EDITING LETTERS Select the layout. (Example: Changing Alphabet Character When selecting an arc, use Spacing change the degree of the arc. Press to make the arc flatter. Press , and then press Press to make the arc rounder. Press Memo •...
  • Page 82: Re-editing Character Patterns

    EDITING LETTERS Select the spacing. Memo Press to increase the character spacing. • The spacing between characters can be reduced to 50% of the narrowest character in the group. Press to decrease the character spacing. Press to return the pattern to its original Re-editing Character Patterns appearance.
  • Page 83: Editing Colors

    EDITING COLORS EDITING COLORS Select a new color from the color palette, Changing the Thread Color and then press You can change the thread color by moving the To return to the original color, press . If color to be changed to the top of the embroidering multiple colors have been changed, this command order and selecting a new color from the thread will return all colors to their original colors.
  • Page 84 EDITING COLORS  If you select “Random” or “Gradient”, the color desired effect from the four available (“Random”, specifying screen will appear. “Vivid”, “Gradient” and “Soft”), sample color If you select “Vivid” or “Soft”, proceed to step schemes for the selected effect are displayed. Press and specify the thread color to Press...
  • Page 85 EDITING COLORS “Manual” setting for “Random” Press You can select up to 6 colors to be used in the “Random” effect. The effect will be created using the selected Press the desired color scheme from colors. samples. Press to display the new schemes. a Select colors from the pallet.
  • Page 86: Thread Color Sorting

    EDITING COLORS Press Press to display the other color schemes.  The thread color palette screen will appear. Press again to check the sorted thread Thread Color Sorting colors. This function allows you to embroider while replacing the thread spool a minimal number of times.
  • Page 87: Combining Patterns

    COMBINING PATTERNS COMBINING PATTERNS Select , press and then press Editing Combined Patterns Example: Combining alphabet characters with an embroidery pattern and editing Press to select an embroidery pattern. Press...
  • Page 88 COMBINING PATTERNS Press , and then press Press to enter the alphabet change the color of the characters. characters. Refer to page 81 for more information about Press to return to the previous screen. changing the color. When all editing is finished, press Select and enter “LOVE”.
  • Page 89: Selecting Multiple Patterns At The Same Time

    COMBINING PATTERNS ■ Selecting combined embroidery Selecting Multiple Patterns at the patterns Same Time If multiple patterns have been combined, use to select the pattern to be edited. If a USB mouse is Multiple patterns can easily be edited, for connected, the pattern can be selected by clicking example, when moving patterns that are it.
  • Page 90: Grouping Multiple Selected Patterns

    COMBINING PATTERNS Grouping Multiple Selected Memo • Multiple patterns can also be selected by Patterns dragging your finger in the screen. • Multiple patterns can be selected or If the multiple patterns selected in “Selecting deselected from the Multiple Selection Multiple Patterns at the Same Time”...
  • Page 91: Aligning The Embroidery Patterns

    COMBINING PATTERNS Example: Aligning the Embroidery Patterns Press , select each pattern that you want to align, and then press Press , and then press the key for the desired alignment. Display Explanation Middle Bottom Left Center Right...
  • Page 92: Embroidering Combined Patterns

    COMBINING PATTERNS Embroidering Combined Patterns Combined patterns will be embroidered in the order they were entered. In this example, the embroidery order will be as follows:  Note • Follow the directions in “Embroidering Patterns” on page 54. Embroider by following the color order on the right side of the display.
  • Page 93: Chapter 3 Advanced Editing

    Chapter Advanced Editing...
  • Page 94: Various Embroidering Functions

    VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS Uninterrupted Embroidering (Using a Single Color : Monochrome) A selected pattern can be stitched out in one color instead of multicolor. The machine will continue till the pattern is completed. In the embroidery screen, press ...
  • Page 95 VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS Hoop the fabric in the embroidery frame, and When the following message appears, press then attach the frame to the machine. Select the pattern and, if necessary, edit the pattern and press Note • When using light to medium weight fabrics, check the settings screen to make sure “Fabric Thickness ...
  • Page 96 VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS ■ Specify Fabric Display from the Press to display the pattern moving Settings Screen window. Whether the fabric disappears or remains displayed can be specified from the settings screen. to align the pattern to the desired a Set to “Fine” to scan clearer than setting to “Standard”.
  • Page 97 VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS “**” in the name “BG**.PNG” will automatically be Affix the embroidery positioning sticker to replaced with a number between 00 and 99. the fabric within the area indicated by the red frame displayed with the projector, and ■...
  • Page 98: Basting Embroidery

    VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS Press Basting Embroidery Before embroidering, basting stitches can be sewn Touch the number to specify the distance along the outline of the pattern. This is useful for from the pattern to the basting stitching. embroidering fabric that cannot have stabilizer material affixed with an iron or adhesive.
  • Page 99: Print And Stitch (combining Embroidery Patterns And Printed Designs)

    PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) Completed embroidery patterns combined with printed designs are built into this machine. Beautiful three-dimensional embroidered designs can be created by ironing a background onto fabric or printing it onto printable fabric, then doing complementary embroidery on top of the background.
  • Page 100: Selecting A Pattern

    PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) Selecting a Pattern Patterns combining embroidery and printed designs appears with Memo • Refer to the Quick Reference Guide for the detail of patterns which enable this function. Select a pattern combining embroidery and printed designs.
  • Page 101: Printing The Background And Embroidery Position Sheet

    PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) Printing the Background and Note • Print the background and embroidery Embroidery Position Sheet position sheet in their original dimensions. If an image is printed in a different size, the sizes of the embroidery pattern and Print the PDF files of the background and background may not match.
  • Page 102: Embroidering Patterns

    PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) Embroidering Patterns Note • Before printing onto iron-on paper or printable fabric, we recommend performing Hoop in the embroidery frame the fabric a test print to check the print settings. with the background image ironed on. •...
  • Page 103 PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) After checking that a pattern is selected, press  The embroidering screen appears. Note • Before embroidering, check that the embroidery position sheet is perfectly aligned with the background. Align the embroidering position according to steps through of “Aligning the...
  • Page 104: Making Embroidery Adjustments

    MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS ■ Upper Thread is Too Tight Adjusting Thread Tension The tension of the upper thread is too tight, resulting in the bobbin thread being visible from the right side When embroidering, the thread tension should be of the fabric.
  • Page 105 MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS Press to loosen the upper thread Press to tighten the upper thread tension. (The tension number will tension. (The tension number will increase.) decrease.) Press Press Note ■ Upper Thread is Too Loose • The tension of the upper thread can be adjusted for embroidering on page 8 of the The tension of the upper thread is too loose, embroidery settings screen.
  • Page 106: Adjusting The Alternate Bobbin Case (with No Color On The Adjusting Screw)

    MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS In the “Embroidery Tension”, touch the Adjusting the Alternate Bobbin number to adjust the upper thread tension. Case (with No Color on the Increase to tighten the upper thread tension. Decrease to loosen the upper thread tension. Adjusting Screw) When using the embroidery bobbin thread provided, please be sure to choose the green...
  • Page 107: Using The Automatic Thread Cutting Function (end Color Trim)

    MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS ■ Bobbin Thread is Too Loose Using the Automatic Thread Bobbin thread appears slightly on the right side of Cutting Function (End Color fabric. Trim) The automatic thread cutting function will cut the thread at the end of embroidering each a Right side color.
  • Page 108: Using The Thread Trimming Function (jump Stitch Trim)

    MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS Press to turn off the thread trimming Using the Thread Trimming function. Function (Jump Stitch Trim) The thread trimming function will automatically trim any excess thread jumps within the color. This function is initially turned ON. To turn this function OFF, press key and then .
  • Page 109: Adjusting The Embroidery Speed

    MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS In the “Thread color”, touch the status to Adjusting the Embroidery Speed display the name of the thread colors or the embroidery thread number. Press , and then press In the “Max Embroidery Speed”, touch the number to change the maximum embroidery speed.
  • Page 110: Changing The Embroidery Frame Display

    MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS Press Changing the Embroidery Frame Display Press In the “Embroidery Frame Display”, touch to change the embroidery frame display mode. There are 12 choices. Press Press Aligning the Pattern and the Needle Example: Aligning the lower left side of a pattern and the needle a This key is used for aligning linked characters (page 109).
  • Page 111: Embroidering Linked Characters

    MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS Press Press , and then press to align the needle and the mark on the fabric, and begin embroidering the pattern. Memo Press • You can use camera positioning function. For details, refer to “Aligning the Embroidering Position Using the Built-In Camera”...
  • Page 112 MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS After the characters are embroidered, cut Press the threads to a generous length, remove the embroidery frame, and then attach the embroidery frame again so that the remaining characters (“FG”) can be embroidered. a End of the embroidering As in step , select the character patterns for “FG”.
  • Page 113 MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS to align the needle with the end of embroidering for the previous pattern. Press the “Start/Stop” button to begin embroidering the remaining character patterns. Memo • You can use camera positioning function. For details, refer to “Aligning the Embroidering Position Using the Built-In Camera”...
  • Page 114: Using The Memory Function

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Embroidery Data Precautions Observe the following precautions when using embroidery data other than that created and saved in this machine. CAUTION • When using embroidery data other than our original patterns, the thread or needle may break when embroidering with a stitch density that is too fine or when embroidering three or more overlapping stitches.
  • Page 115 USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION ■ Precautions on Using the Computer to Create and Save Data • If the name of the embroidery data file/folder cannot be identified, for example, because the name contains special characters, the file/folder is not displayed. If this occurs, change the name of the file/folder. We recommend using the 26 letters of the alphabet (uppercase and lowercase), the numbers 0 through 9,”-”, and “_”.
  • Page 116: Saving Embroidery Patterns In The Machine's Memory

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Saving Embroidery Patterns in the Machine’s Memory Press to return to the original screen without saving. You can save embroidery patterns that you have customized and will use often; for example, your name, patterns that have been rotated or had the size changed, patterns that have had the embroidering position changed, etc.
  • Page 117: Retrieving Patterns From The Machine's Memory

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Retrieving Patterns from the Press to delete the embroidery pattern. Machine’s Memory Press  The embroidering screen is displayed.  The machine displays the patterns currently in the memory. Press the key of the pattern you want to retrieve.
  • Page 118: Saving Embroidery Patterns To Usb Media/sd Card

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Insert the USB media/SD card into the USB Saving Embroidery Patterns to port/SD card slot on the machine. USB Media/SD Card When sending embroidery patterns from the machine to USB media/SD card, plug the USB media/SD card into the machine’s USB port/SD card slot.
  • Page 119: Recalling From Usb Media/sd Card

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press the key for the corresponding media. Recalling from USB Media/SD card You can recall a specific embroidery pattern from either direct USB media/SD card or a folder in the USB media/SD card. If the pattern is in a folder, check each folder to find the embroidery pattern.
  • Page 120 USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press the key of the pattern you want to Press when there is a subfolder to sort retrieve. two or more embroidery patterns to USB media/SD card, the embroidery pattern in the subfolder is displayed.  The pattern is selected. Press to return to the original screen.
  • Page 121: Saving/deleting Multiple Patterns

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Saving/Deleting Multiple Transferring Embroidery Patterns Patterns For detailed procedures, refer to PE-DESIGN manual (Version 11 or higher). It may be useful to save all or multiple data from USB media/SD card, for example, to the machine. Memo The data can only be saved to the machine’s •...
  • Page 122: Receiving Embroidery Patterns On The Machine

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Receiving Embroidery Patterns on the Machine For detailed procedures, refer to PE-DESIGN manual (Version 11 or higher). Memo • Embroidery patterns cannot be transferred if the computer and machine are connected to different home network. Be sure to connect to the same home network.
  • Page 123: Embroidery Applications

    EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Select the pattern, and edit it if necessary. Creating an Appliqué Piece Appliqué pieces can be created from the built-in patterns and imported patterns. This is convenient for fabrics that cannot be embroidered or when you wish to attach an appliqué to a garment. ■...
  • Page 124 EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Press , and then press Memo position the satin stitching around design. • Three steps are added to the embroidering order: appliqué cutting line, position of pattern placement on the garment, and appliqué stitching. Specify the distance between the pattern and the appliqué...
  • Page 125 EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Hoop the appliqué fabric in the embroidery Use two layers of adhesive water soluble frame, attach the embroidery frame to the stabilizer material with their sticky sides machine, and then start embroidering. together, and then hoop them in the embroidery frame.
  • Page 126 EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS ■ Using a Frame Pattern for the With the machine threaded using the thread for the outline from step , sew the outline Outline (APPLIQUE). Using a frame pattern, the desired shape can be added as the outline of the appliqué. To select the desired frame, refer to “Selecting Frame Patterns”...
  • Page 127 EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Press to ungroup the patterns. Press to edit the frame pattern to fit the size of the appliqué pattern. to select the frame pattern, and then press Press to select the appliqué piece setting.  The frame pattern is deleted. Press Continue with step of “Creating an...
  • Page 128: Using Appliqués

    EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS ■ 1. Creating the Appliqué Piece Using Appliqués Select the appliqué pattern, and then continue to the embroidering screen. This machine can embroider patterns that contain an appliqué. Follow the procedure described below to embroider patterns with (appliqué piece), (appliqué...
  • Page 129 EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS  The position of the appliqué is sewn, and then the Remove the fabric for the appliqué piece machine stops. from the embroidery frame, and then carefully cut along the sewn cutting line. a Appliqué position b Base fabric Note •...
  • Page 130 EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS ■ 4. Embroidering the Remainder of After the appliqué piece is attached, attach the embroidery frame to the machine. the Pattern Thread the machine with the embroidery thread, lower the presser foot lever, and then press the “Start/Stop” Change the embroidery thread according to button to embroider the appliqué.
  • Page 131: Using A Frame Pattern To Make An Appliqué (1)

    EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Apply a thin layer of fabric glue or a Using a Frame Pattern to Make temporary spray adhesive to the rear of the appliqué created in step . Attach the an Appliqué (1) appliqué to the base fabric matching the shapes.
  • Page 132: Using A Frame Pattern To Make An Appliqué (2)

    EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Remove the embroidery frame from the Using a Frame Pattern to Make embroidery unit, and cut around the outside of the stitches. an Appliqué (2) This is a second method to make appliqué using embroidery patterns. You do not have to change the fabric in the embroidery frame using this method.
  • Page 133: Creating Stippling Or Echo Patterns Automatically

    EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Reattach the embroidery frame to the Press in the stippling settings screen to create embroidery unit, and embroider the satin an echo quilting pattern. stitch pattern to create an appliqué. After specifying the stitch settings for the stippling, press Creating Stippling or Echo Patterns Automatically Stippling or echo quilting patterns can be created...
  • Page 134: Embroidering Quilting Border Patterns

    EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Enter values to each of the width and height Embroidering Quilting Border of the sash and quilting border, and then Patterns press . After entering all three values, press Quilting border patterns larger than the embroidery frame can be split in order to be embroidered.
  • Page 135 EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS To embroider the pattern, press Move and rotate the pattern to align with the background. Select the embroidering method, and then press • For moving the pattern, refer to “Moving the Pattern” on page 63. • For rotating the pattern, refer to “Rotating the Pattern”...
  • Page 136: Embroidering Split Embroidery Patterns

    EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Press Embroidering Split Embroidery Patterns Split embroidery patterns created with PE-DESIGN Ver.7 or later can be embroidered. With split embroidery patterns, embroidery designs larger than the embroidery hoop are divided into multiple sections, which combine to create a single pattern after each section is embroidered.
  • Page 137 EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Select section to be embroidered. Press the “Start/Stop” button to embroider the pattern section. Select the sections in alphabetical order. A maximum of 12 sections can be displayed in one When embroidering is finished, the page. If there are 13 or more sections in the pattern, scroll the bar.
  • Page 138: Using The Camera To Connect Patterns

    USING THE CAMERA TO CONNECT PATTERNS USING THE CAMERA TO CONNECT PATTERNS Instead of using thread marks, the camera can be used to connect patterns in the Embroidery Edit screen. Select the appropriate frame depending on the size of the embroidery. At this time, the margin for the pattern is about 3 cm (1-3/16 inches).
  • Page 139 USING THE CAMERA TO CONNECT PATTERNS After embroidering of the first pattern is Press , and then select how the finished, the following message appears. patterns will be connected. Press  The pattern connection setting screen appears. When the following message appears, press Memo •...
  • Page 140 (SAEPS2, SAEPS2C, EPS2: XG6749-001 / 115Z05E000E, EPS2: 115Z05E700E) from your authorized Brother dealer. If any other sticker is used, the camera may not recognize it. • The 182 mm × 257 mm (7 inches × 10...
  • Page 141 USING THE CAMERA TO CONNECT PATTERNS Note • Do not peel off the first embroidery positioning sticker to use it for the second embroidery positioning mark. • Use new embroidery positioning stickers. If a sticker is reused, it may easily peel off. If the sticker peels off during this procedure, the patterns cannot be connected.
  • Page 142 USING THE CAMERA TO CONNECT PATTERNS While making sure that the two embroidery positioning stickers do not peel off, remove Note • If either of the following messages appear, the embroidery frame from the machine, rehoop the fabric so that the next pattern and then rehoop the fabric.
  • Page 143 USING THE CAMERA TO CONNECT PATTERNS After the embroidery positioning stickers Press , and then select how the patterns will be connected. have been detected, press , and then remove the stickers. Lower the embroidery foot, and then embroider the second pattern. ...
  • Page 144: Changing The Position Of A Sticker

    USING THE CAMERA TO CONNECT PATTERNS Refer to steps through “Connecting Three Patterns” using the embroidery frame with a size of 10 cm × 10 cm (4 inches × 4 inches) to embroider the first pattern and to connect the second pattern.
  • Page 145 USING THE CAMERA TO CONNECT PATTERNS Affix the two embroidery positioning stickers again according to the on-screen instructions so that the next pattern or positioning marks can fit in the embroidery area. a Pattern to be embroidered next Note • If the following message appears, rehoop the fabric as indicated in the screen, and then press ...
  • Page 146: Connecting Large-size Split Embroidery Patterns

    USING THE CAMERA TO CONNECT PATTERNS After the two embroidery positioning Connecting Large-Size Split stickers have been detected, the following message appears. While making sure that Embroidery Patterns the embroidery positioning stickers do not peel off, rehoop the fabric according to the Large-size split embroidery patterns can be example displayed on the on-screen embroidered if embroidery positioning stickers are...
  • Page 147: Resume Feature

    USING THE CAMERA TO CONNECT PATTERNS Resume Feature If the machine is turned off while the pattern connecting function is being used, the machine will return to the operation indicated below when it is turned on again. The machine operation will ...
  • Page 148 USING THE CAMERA TO CONNECT PATTERNS...
  • Page 149: Chapter 4 My Design Center

    Chapter My Design Center...
  • Page 150: 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 or SD card.
  • Page 151: Pattern Drawing Screen

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN t s r q Pattern drawing area Memo • The actual dimension of the pattern area is the size of the embroidery frame, which is 40.8 cm × 27.2 cm (approx. 16 inches × 10-5/8 inches). The pattern you drew may be bigger than you expected. Please resize the pattern after converting the design to the embroidery pattern.
  • Page 152 PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN ■ Key functions Display Key Name Explanation Page Magnify key Press this key to magnify the pattern. Hand key Press this key to move the canvas when it is magnified. — Scan key Press this key to select background image scanning, line scanning or 161, 165, illustration scanning.
  • Page 153: Before Creating Designs

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN Before Creating Designs Drawing Lines The pattern preview displays the design smaller Press and draw lines. than the actual size. You can view the actual pattern size by setting the “Embroidery Frame Display”. With “Embroidery Frame Display” in the settings screen, the embroidery frame and grid can be specified separately.
  • Page 154 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 Running stitch and colors anytime. You can also specify the line types, stitch types and colors before drawing lines. Triple stitch Press to set the line types, stitch types...
  • Page 155: Drawing Regions

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN ■ Setting the brush types and fill colors Press then press on the line to change its color. Press to set the brush types and fill  The connected line will be changed to the selected colors. color.
  • Page 156: Using The Stamp Key

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN Press to return to the pattern drawing Using the Stamp Key screen.  You can check the selected stitch type and color. Press a Color bar If a stippling pattern or decorative fill pattern has been specified, the settings are displayed. b Stitch type Press and press on the brush line to...
  • Page 157: Using The Erase Key

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN Stamp shapes Using the Erase 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 158: Using The Select Key

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN Select the area you want to edit, and then Using the Select Key press To select an area you want to edit, hold the dual You can select the part of the design to move and/ purpose stylus at a point on the screen and drag the dual purpose stylus to create the red box around or edit.
  • Page 159: 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 160 STITCH SETTINGS SCREEN ■ Region settings to select the line or region to be changed.  Each press of moves the highlighting of the selected pattern in order. Select the setting to be changed, and then change the setting in the screen that appears.
  • Page 161: Specifying Global Stitch Settings

    STITCH SETTINGS SCREEN Follow steps through in “Specifying Specifying Global Stitch Settings Individual Stitch Settings” on page 157 to change the settings. The same stitch settings can be changed at the Press to display the pattern editing same time for multiple patterns of the same type. screen.
  • Page 162: My Design Center With Scan

    MY DESIGN CENTER WITH SCAN MY DESIGN CENTER WITH SCAN Using the Scanning Frame Note • When placing the paper in the scanning frame, make sure that the white balance Prepare the desired drawing/illustration. area is not hidden; otherwise, the drawing cannot be scanned correctly.
  • Page 163: Scanning To Trace Background Image

    MY DESIGN CENTER WITH SCAN Attach the embroidery unit to the machine, paper to be scanned on the fabric, and then secure it, with tape. and then turn on the machine. Refer to “ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY UNIT” on page 13. Note •...
  • Page 164 MY DESIGN CENTER WITH SCAN Using the magnets, affix a picture to the When scanning is finished, scanned image is scanning frame and attach the frame to the displayed transparently in the pattern machine. Refer to “Using the Scanning drawing area. Frame”...
  • Page 165 MY DESIGN CENTER WITH SCAN Press to display the pattern editing Select the device you saved the data to. screen. ■ Importing the Background image Prepare the data file of your favorite picture so that you can create an embroidery pattern. Save data as a .jpg file type in your computer, on a USB media stick or SD card.
  • Page 166 MY DESIGN CENTER WITH SCAN The selected image is displayed transparently in the pattern drawing area. 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.
  • Page 167: 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 Scan importing an image from USB media or SD card. Press Recommended line drawings for Line Scan •...
  • Page 168 LINE SCAN If you scan the image, make sure that the scanning When scanning is finished, specify the frame is attached to the machine. Refer to “Using “Gray-Scale Detection level” on the screen the Scanning Frame” on page 160. if necessary. The “Gray-Scale Detection level”...
  • Page 169 LINE SCAN If you do not know how the settings should be changed, first continue the operation without specifying settings and check the results. To enlarge the image, press To display the image before being converted, press . Compare the images before and after being converted, and then change the settings if necessary.
  • Page 170: 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 or importing an image from USB media or SD card.  The image display screen appears. Press To import an image from USB media or SD card, press...
  • Page 171 ILLUSTRATION SCAN When scanning is finished, specify the Move to frame the image for the necessary settings in the scan image pattern. confirmation screen. Change the settings to adjust the image so it can easily Press be converted to the desired pattern. ...
  • Page 172 ILLUSTRATION 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 illustration pattern darker.
  • Page 173: Stippling

    STIPPLING STIPPLING Select the square shape, and then press Basic Stippling with My Design Center Create a stippling design with the basic procedure. Example: Press You can also start the function by pressing in “Embroidery” mode. Press Press...
  • Page 174 STIPPLING Select the heart shape, and then press Press until the heart shape fits in the square shape, and then press Press , and then press Press Press , and then select the stitch color. Press after setting the color.
  • Page 175: Scanning Drawing To Create Stippling Pattern

    STIPPLING Select the area you want to set stippling Adjust the stippling settings to create the effect. desired effect, and then press For details, refer to “Specifying Individual Stitch Settings” on page 157. a Select this area. Follow the procedure described on “Editing Press Patterns”...
  • Page 176 STIPPLING Press Note • When scanning starts, some of the machine lights will turn off in certain circumstances, in order to increase the scan quality. The machine lights will return to their original brightness when scanning ends. • You can import an image of 2 MB or smaller from USB media or SD card.
  • Page 177 STIPPLING The screen for confirming the converted Press and then image appears, adjust the image if This will set the outline without a stitch. necessary and then press Select the outline of the pattern.  The pattern drawing screen is displayed. To set the outline of the pattern, press and then a Outline of the pattern...
  • Page 178 STIPPLING Press to select the color of the stitch Select the stitch line around the stippling effect. around the stippling effect. a Stitch line Press and select the stitch color, and To set the stitch color and fill stitch type, press , and then then press...
  • Page 179: Scanning Fabric And Stippling

    STIPPLING Press , and then select the stitch color. Scanning Fabric and Stippling Press after setting the color. Use the fabric pattern to coordinate with the stippling pattern. Set the fabric to the embroidery frame. Press You can also start the function by pressing in “Embroidery”...
  • Page 180 STIPPLING Position the embroidery frame on the Press machine, and then press Select the circle shape, and then press Memo • Although the instructions in the LCD screen refer to the scanning frame, this example uses an embroidery frame for scanning. Note •...
  • Page 181 STIPPLING Press to increase or decrease the size To set the stitch color and fill stitch type, of the circle. press , and then Press until the size of circle fits the Press , and then select the stitch color. pattern on the fabric, and then press Press after setting the color.
  • Page 182 STIPPLING Select the area you want to set stippling Press and then . This will set the effect. outline without a stitch. Select the outline of the pattern. To set the outline of the pattern, press and then a Outline of the pattern Follow the procedure from step “Basic Stippling with My Design Center”...
  • Page 183: 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, and then attach the frame to the machine.
  • Page 184 STIPPLING Press to scan the embroidered fabric. Use a stamp or rectangular frame to Refer to “Importing the Background image” determine the area to be stitched. on page 163 for details. Note • If the area is to be drawn by hand, be sure to draw a completely closed shape.
  • Page 185 STIPPLING Fill the area to be stitched outside of the Specify the stitch spacing and length in the stamp shape outline. stitch settings screen, and then press Set the line type for the frame and pattern Embroider the stippling around the , and then press embroidery pattern.
  • Page 186 STIPPLING...
  • Page 187: Chapter 5 Appendix

    Chapter Appendix...
  • Page 188: Troubleshooting

    If the machine stops operating correctly, check the following possible problems before requesting service. You can solve most problems by yourself. If you need additional help, the Brother Solutions Center offers the latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Visit us at “ http://s.brother/cpdab/ ”.
  • Page 189 There are scratches around the opening in the Replace the needle plate, or consult your — needle plate. authorized Brother dealer. There are scratches around the opening in the Replace the embroidery foot, or consult your embroidery foot. authorized Brother dealer.
  • Page 190 There are scratches around the opening of the Replace the needle plate, or consult your — needle plate. authorized Brother dealer. There are scratches around the opening in the Replace the embroidery foot, or consult your embroidery foot. authorized Brother dealer.
  • Page 191 Cut the entangled thread and remove it from the race. — The fabric feeds in The feed mechanism is damaged. Contact your authorized Brother dealer. the opposite direction. The needle contacts The needle clamp screw is loose. Firmly tighten the needle clamp screw. If the the needle plate.
  • Page 192 Always use stabilizing material, especially with stretch fabrics, lightweight fabrics, fabrics with a coarse weave, or fabrics that often cause pattern shrinkage. See your authorized Brother dealer for the proper stabilizer. There was an object placed near the machine, If the frame bumps something during and the carriage or embroidery frame hit the embroidering, the pattern will turn out poorly.
  • Page 193 TROUBLESHOOTING CAUTION • This machine is equipped with a thread detection device. If the “Start/Stop” button is pushed before the upper threading is done, the machine will not operate properly. • If the power is disconnected during embroidering: Turn the main power to OFF and unplug the machine. If you restart the machine, follow the Operation Manual for operating the machine correctly.
  • Page 194: Error Messages

    ERROR MESSAGES ERROR MESSAGES If the machine is not properly set and the “Start/Stop” button or the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button is pressed, or if the operation procedure is incorrect, the machine does not start. An alarm sounds and an error message is displayed on the LCD. If an error message displays, follow the instructions in the message.
  • Page 195 ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed This message is displayed when the machine is in when embroidery mode, and the pressed when changing character pattern thread colors. combination is too large to fit in the embroidery frame. This message is displayed This message appears if when the machine is in the machine is turned off...
  • Page 196 ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed This message is displayed when the machine failed to when there is no stitch or recognize the embroidery embroidery pattern positioning mark. selected and the “Start/ - Confirm that the Stop” button or the embroidery positioning “Reverse/Reinforcement mark is in the selected...
  • Page 197 ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed This message is displayed when you attempt to select when you press a pattern after the USB in the media in which the pattern screen other than the utility is saved has been stitch, or press changed.
  • Page 198 ERROR MESSAGES...
  • Page 199: Index

    INDEX INDEX combining ................85 duplicating ................73 Alarm sounds ................195 editing ..................38 Aligning the position ............ 47 embroidering ................53 Alphabet characters linked characters ..............109 embroidery ................75 pattern selection screens ............37 Appliqué retrieving ..............115 using an embroidery frame pattern ........
  • Page 200 INDEX SD card recalling ................. 117 saving ..................116 usable ..................112 Settings automatic thread cutting ............105 embroidery settings ..............7 machine setting mode key ............7 sewing settings ................7 thread tension ................ 102 thread trimming ..............106 Size key ..................
  • Page 204 Please visit us at where you can get product support and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). English 882-W30 Version0...

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