included on DVD.
Please read these safety instructions before attempting to use the
- To reduce the risk of electric shock:
Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet
immediately after using, when cleaning, when making any
user servicing adjustments mentioned in this manual, or if you
are leaving the machine unattended.
- To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when
making any adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual:
To unplug the machine, switch the machine to the symbol "O"
position to turn it off, then grasp the plug and pull it out of the
electrical outlet. Do not pull on the cord.
Plug the machine directly into the electrical outlet. Do not use
an extension cord.
Always unplug your machine if the power is cut.
This machine should be connected to an AC power source
within the range indicated on the rating label. Do not connect it
to a DC power source or inverter. If you are not sure what kind
of power source you have, contact a qualified electrician.
This machine is approved for use in the country of purchase only.
Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or
plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or
damaged, or water is spilled on the unit. Return the machine
to the nearest authorized Brother dealer or service center for
examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.
While the machine is stored or in use if you notice anything
unusual, such as an odor, heat, discoloration or deformation,
stop using the machine and immediately unplug the power cord.
When transporting the machine, be sure to carry it by its handle.
Lifting the machine by any other part may damage the machine
or result in the machine falling, which could cause injuries.
When lifting the machine, be careful not to make any sudden or
careless movements, otherwise you may injure your back or knees.
1 Zigzag foot "J" (on machine)
2 Buttonhole foot "A"
3 Zipper foot "I"
4 Bobbin (One is on machine)
3-piece set: XE5328-001
5 Needle set (90/14 needle)
2-piece set: XE7064-001
Model KD-1902 for 110-120V area
7 Foot controller
KD-1902 for 110-127V area (Brazil only)
Model KD-2902 for 220-240V area
The included accessories vary depending on the machine model.
The foot controller part code differs depending on the country or region.
Contact your Brother dealer or the nearest authorized Brother Service Center.
Replacing the needle
Checking the needle
Always turn off the machine before you change
the needle. Otherwise, injuries may occur if the
foot controller is accidentally pressed and the
machine starts sewing.
Only use sewing machine needles for home
use. Other needles may bend or break and
Never sew with a bent needle. A bent needle
will easily break and cause injury.
Mark on the wheel points
up to rise the needle
Before replacing the needle, place fabric or paper
under the presser foot to prevent the needle from
falling into the hole in the needle plate.
Turn the screw
Changing the presser foot
Always turn off the machine before you change the
presser foot. If you leave the power on and step on the
controller, the machine will start and you may be injured.
Always use the correct presser foot for the stitch pattern
you have chosen. If you use the wrong presser foot, the
needle may strike the presser foot and bend or break,
and may cause injury.
Only use presser feet that have been designed to be
used with this machine. Using any other presser foot
may cause accident or injury.
To sew in reverse,
Use a piece of fabric and
push the reverse
thread that are the same
sewing lever in as far
as those used for your
as possible and hold
project, and check the
it in that position while
thread tension and stitch
you lightly push the foot
length and width.
To sew forward, release
the reverse sewing
lever. The machine will
then sew forward.
The length of reverse
stitches is fixed at 2 mm
Always keep your work area clear:
Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep
ventilation openings of the machine and foot control free from the
build up of lint, dust, and loose cloth.
Do not store objects on the foot controller.
Do not use extension cords. Plug the machine directly into the
Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or
where oxygen is being administered.
Do not use the machine near a heat source, such as a stove or
iron; otherwise, the machine, power cord or garment being sewn
may ignite, resulting in fire or an electric shock.
Do not place this machine on an unstable surface, such as
an unsteady or slanted table, otherwise the machine may fall,
resulting in injuries.
Special care is required when sewing:
Always pay close attention to the needle. Do not use bent or
Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required
around the machine needle.
Do not turn on the machine while pressing down the foot controller.
The machine may start unexpectedly and cause personal injury or
damage to the machine.
Switch the machine to the symbol "O" position to turn it off when
making any adjustments in the needle area.
Do not use a damaged or incorrect needle plate, as it could cause
the needle to break.
Do not push or pull the fabric when sewing, and follow careful
instruction when freehand stitching so that you do not deflect the
needle and cause it to break.
This machine is not a toy:
Your close attention is necessary when the machine is used by or
The plastic bag that this machine was supplied in should be kept
out of the reach of children or disposed of. Never allow children to
play with the bag due to the danger of suffocation.
Do not use outdoors.
For a longer service life:
When storing this machine, avoid direct sunlight and high humidity
locations. Do not use or store the machine near a space heater,
iron, halogen lamp, or other hot objects.
Use only neutral soaps or detergents to clean the case. Benzene,
thinner, and scouring powders can damage the case and machine,
and should never be used.
Always consult the operation manual when replacing or installing
any assemblies, the presser feet, needle, or other parts to assure
For repair or adjustment:
If the light unit (light-emitting diode) is damaged, it must be
replaced by authorized Brother Service Center.
In the event a malfunction occurs or adjustment is required,
first follow the troubleshooting table in the back of the operation
manual to inspect and adjust the machine yourself. If the problem
persists, please consult your local authorized Brother Service
1 Extra spool pin
2 Twin needle (2.0/75 needle)
3 Darning Plate
4 Button sewing foot "M"
5 Walking Foot
6 Quilting Foot
7 1/4-inch Quilting Foot
8 Narrow Hemmer Foot
9 Blind Stitch Foot
10 Quilting guide
The optional accessories are to be purchased separately. Depending on the
model you purchased, some accessories may be included with your machine.
With the flat side of the needle
toward the back of the machine,
Do not use excessive force
insert the needle until touching
when loosening or tightening
the needle clamp screw.
Tighten the needle
Mark on the wheel points up to raise
Changing the sewing
Sewing thick fabrics
If the fabric does not fit
easily under the presser
Stop the machine with
foot, raise the presser
the needle in the fabric
foot lever even higher to
at the point where you
bring the presser foot to its
want to change the
sewing direction, and
then raise the presser
foot lever. Using the needle as a pivot, turn
If fabric more than 6 mm (15/64 inch) thick is
the fabric, lower the presser foot lever, and
sewn or if the fabric is pushed with too much
then continue sewing.
force, the needle may bend or break.
Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this manual.
Use accessories recommended by the manufacturer as contained in
The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are
subject to change without notice.
For additional product information, visit our web site at www.brother.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This machine is intended for household use.
FOR USERS IN COUNTRIES EXCEPT
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience
and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
FOR USERS IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
This appliance can be used by children aged from
8 years and above and persons with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack
of experience and knowledge if they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of
the appliance in a safe way and understand the
hazards involved. Children shall not play with the
appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall
not be made by children without supervision.
FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA AND CYPRUS
In the event of replacing the plug fuse, use a fuse approved by
ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying the
Always replace the fuse cover. Never use plugs with the fuse cover
If the available electrical outlet is not suitable for the plug supplied
with this equipment, you should contact your authorized Brother
Service Center to obtain the correct lead.
Using Your Sewing Machine
Use only regular household electricity for the power source. Using other
power sources may result in fire, electric shock, or damage to the machine.
Make sure that the plugs on the power cord are firmly inserted into the
electrical outlet and the power supply jack on the machine. Otherwise, a fire
or electric shock may result.
Do not insert the plug on the power cord into an electrical outlet that is in
Turn off the main power and remove the plug in the following circumstances:
When you are away from the machine
After using the machine
When the power fails during use
When the machine does not operate correctly due to a bad connection or
During electrical storms
Use only the power cord included with this machine.
Do not use extension cords or multi-plug adapters with many other
appliances plugged in to them. Fire or electric shock may result.
Do not touch the plug with wet hands. Electric shock may result.
When unplugging the machine, always turn off the main power first. Always
grasp the plug to remove it from the outlet. Pulling on the cord may damage
the cord, or lead to fire or electric shock.
Do not allow the power cord to be cut, damaged, modified, forcefully bent,
pulled, twisted, or bundled. Do not place heavy objects on the cord. Do not
subject the cord to heat. These things may damage the cord and cause fire
or electric shock. If the cord or plug is damaged, take the machine to your
authorized Brother Service Center for repairs before continuing use.
Unplug the power cord if the machine is not to be used for a long period of
time. Otherwise a fire may result.
Install the twin needle in the same way.
Make sure you insert the needle until it touches the
stopper, and securely tighten the needle clamp screw
with a screwdriver, otherwise the needle may break or
the machine may be damaged.
Presser foot holder
Remove the presser
Press the black button at the
foot by pulling it
back of the presser foot holder
to release the presser foot.
Sewing thin fabrics
When sewing thin
fabrics, the stitching
misaligned or the
fabric may not feed
correctly. If this
occurs, place thin
paper or stabilizer
material under the
fabric and sew it
together with the
fabric. When you have
finished sewing, tear
off any excess paper.
The main parts
This winds the thread onto the bobbin for use as the lower thread.
This holds the spool of thread.
This is used when winding the thread onto the bobbin and then
threading the machine.
Thread take-up lever
Hole for extra spool pin
This holds a second spool of thread for sewing with the twin needle.
Upper tension-control dial
This controls the tension of the upper thread.
Pass the threads through the thread cutter to cut them.
Flat bed attachment with accessory compartment
Reverse sewing lever
Push this lever to stitch in the reverse direction.
Buttonhole fine-adjustment screw
Pattern selection dial
Rotate the dial in either direction to choose the stitch you want.
Used to manually raise and lower the needle.
The air vent allows the air surrounding the motor to circulate.
Do not cover the air vent while the machine is being used.
Main power and sewing light switch
You can turn the main power and sewing light switch on and off.
mark, rating as marked on
Foot controller jack / socket
Plug in the foot controller plug and connect the machine to the power supply.
Presser foot lever
Used to raise and lower the presser foot.
Carry the machine by its handle when transporting.
You can use this to control the sewing speed, and to start and stop sewing.
Flat bed attachment
The accessories can be stored in a compartment inside the flat bed attachment.
Main power and
sewing light switch
Press the power switch
toward the "I" mark to turn the
main power and sewing light
on. Press toward the "O" mark
to turn off.
The tension of the thread will affect the quality of your stitches. You may need to adjust it when you change fabric or thread. We
recommend that you do a test sample on scrap of a fabric before you start to sew.
Upper tension is too tight
Correct tension is important as
Loops will appear on the surface of the fabric.
too much or too little tension will
weaken your seams or cause
puckers on your fabric.
If the bobbin thread was incorrectly
Back of fabric
threaded, the upper thread may be too
tight. In this case, refer to "1 Lower
threading" on the back side to rethread
the bobbin thread.
Back of fabric
Loops appear on
surface of fabric
Solution: Reduce the tension by turning the
upper tension control dial to a lower number.
This snaps in
to the shank.
Stitching cylindrical pieces
Slide the flat bed
attachment to the
left to release it.
When you are finished with free-arm sewing,
install the flat bed attachment back in its
attachment to the
left to open.
If a power outage occurs while the sewing
machine is being operated, turn off the main
power and unplug the power supply cord.
When restarting the sewing machine, follow the
necessary procedure to correctly operate the
(For U.S.A. only)
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade wider
than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock,
this plug is intended to fit in a polarized outlet only
one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet,
reverse the plug.
If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician
to install the proper outlet. Do not modify the plug in
Do not allow pieces of
cloth and dust to build
up on the foot controller.
Doing so could cause a
fire or an electric shock.
Press the foot
controller down to start
sewing. Take your foot
off the foot controller to
Upper tension is too loose
Loops appear on the back of the fabric.
If the upper thread was incorrectly
threaded, the upper thread may be
too loose. In this case, refer to "2
Upper threading" on the back side and
rethread the upper thread.
on back of
Back of fabric
Solution: Increase the tension by turning the
upper tension control dial to a higher number.
Presser foot installation orientation
If the presser foot is not
installed with the correct
orientation, the needle may
strike the presser foot,
which may bend or break
the needle and cause injury.
Slide the part that you wish
to sew onto the arm, and
then sew from the top.