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Embroidery Machine
Product Code: 882-W80/W82
Be sure to read this document before using the machine.
We recommend that you keep this document nearby for future reference.



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  • Page 1 Operation Manual Embroidery Machine Product Code: 882-W80/W82 Be sure to read this document before using the machine. We recommend that you keep this document nearby for future reference.
  • Page 3 Return the machine to the nearest authorized Failure to follow these instructions may result in an increased risk of personal injury or damage to property, Brother dealer for examination, repair, electrical or including through fire, electrical shock, burns or mechanical adjustment.
  • Page 4 If the problem persists, please concerning use of the appliance in a consult your local authorized Brother dealer. 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.
  • Page 5 ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying the • Consult the authorized Brother dealer or an mark, rating as marked on plug. experienced radio/TV technician for help. • Always replace the fuse cover. Never use plugs with •...
  • Page 6 Declaration of Conformity (Europe and Turkey only) We, Brother Industries, Ltd. 15-1 Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8561 Japan declare that this product is in conformity with the essential requirements of all relevant directives and regulations applied within the European Community.
  • Page 7 2.1.7 not to use the Software for any purpose This Terms of Use (“Agreement”) is a legal agreement (including, but not limited to, use with between Brother Industries, Ltd. (“Company”) and you that unauthorized sewing/craft products or governs your use of any Software, installed on or made...
  • Page 8 Any trade names and product names of companies appearing on unenforceable by a court of competent Brother products, related documents and any other materials are all trademarks or registered trademarks of those respective companies. jurisdiction, such provisions shall be severable...
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS CONTENTS Chapter 1 Getting Ready Chapter 3 Advanced Embroidery NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS......10 VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS ..70 Included Accessories ............11 Basting Embroidery .............. 70 Accessories that are Included in Some Countries or Creating an Appliqué Piece ..........70 Regions ................
  • Page 10 CONTENTS...
  • Page 11: Chapter 1 Getting Ready

    Chapter Getting Ready Be sure to install the latest software. Refer to “UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE” on page 118.
  • Page 12: Names Of Machine Parts

    NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS ■ Needle and Presser Foot Section NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS ■ Main Parts 1 Screw for embroidery foot (page 108) 2 Embroidery foot The embroidery foot helps control fabric flexibility for better stitch consistency. 3 Bobbin cover (page 26) 4 Needle plate cover (page 27) 5 Needle plate (page 107) 6 Needle bar thread guide (page 29)
  • Page 13: Included Accessories

    Part Code After opening the box, check that the following Spool cap (small) accessories are included. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your authorized Brother dealer. 130013-154 Part Name Part Code Spool cap (medium) × 2 (One spool cap is on Embroidery foot “W+”...
  • Page 14: Accessories That Are Included In Some Countries Or Regions

    XH4336-001 Operation Manual This manual Quick Reference Guide XH3875-001 (Americas) XH3951-001 (other areas) Memo • The screw for the embroidery foot is available through your authorized Brother dealer (Part code XA5904-051). • Please visit “ ” to download documents.
  • Page 15: Options

    EF73 / EF73CN (other areas) change without notice. Border embroidery frame • Visit your nearest authorized Brother dealer or our H 30 cm × W 10 cm site “ ” for a complete (H 12 inches × W 4 inches) listing of optional accessories available for your SABF6200D1 (U.S.A.) / SABF6200D1C...
  • Page 16: Turning The Machine On/Off

    If the cord or plug is damaged, take the machine to your press authorized Brother dealer 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...
  • Page 17: Lcd Screen

    LCD SCREEN ■ Home Page Screen The message screen, confirming if you want to set time/date, appears. Press 3 4 5 6 7 8 Press to set time/date. 1 Select [ON] to display time/date on the screen. 2 Press to select the date display format. 3 Set the year (YYYY), month (MM) and date (DD).
  • Page 18: Using The Machine Settings Key

    F Shows the total number of stitches embroidered on this machine. G Shows the internal machine number for this machine. H Shows the program version. Memo • Install the latest software. Check with your local authorized Brother dealer or at “ cpeab/ ” for available updates (page 118).
  • Page 19 LCD SCREEN ■ Embroidery Settings ■ Wireless LAN Settings 1 Enable/Disable the wireless LAN function (page 20). 2 Shows the connected SSID. 3 Set the machine to connect wireless LAN function. 4 Shows the machine name used on the wireless network. This name is used when transferring files from the machine to the embroidery editing software (PE-DESIGN 11).
  • Page 20 LCD SCREEN ■ Changing the Screen Saver Image Select the device that is connected. Instead of the default image, you can select your own personal images for the screen saver of your machine. Before changing the screen saver image, prepare the image on USB media.
  • Page 21: Using The Machine Help

    LCD SCREEN Select the category and the tutorial video. Using the Machine Help Press to display the machine help screen. Functions are available from the screen shown below. 1 Category 2 Tutorial video Play the tutorial video. 1 Explanation for upper threading, winding the bobbin, preparing to embroider a pattern, and how to use the machine (page 19) 2 Tutorial videos or MPEG-4 (MP4) videos (page 19,...
  • Page 22: Wireless Network Connection Functions

    WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION FUNCTIONS ■ Playing MPEG-4 (MP4) Videos WIRELESS NETWORK Your MP4 videos can be played from USB media. In addition, the MP4 video can be saved to the machine so CONNECTION FUNCTIONS that a tutorial video on creating a project, for example, can be viewed at any time.
  • Page 23: Setting Up The Wireless Network Connection

    WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION FUNCTIONS ■ Requirements for a Wireless Network Press beside the SSID that was noted. Connection The wireless network connection complies with IEEE 802.11 n/g/b standards and uses the 2.4 GHz frequency. Memo • A wireless network cannot be set up with WPA/ WPA2 Enterprise.
  • Page 24 WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION FUNCTIONS ■ Using the [Others] Menu to Set Up the When the following message appears, press Wireless Network Connection The [Others] menu contains the following items.  When a connection is established, the following message appears. 1 TCP/IP settings can be manually entered. 2 Shows the MAC address.
  • Page 25: Connecting The Accessory To The Machine

    CONNECTING THE ACCESSORY TO THE MACHINE CONNECTING THE ACCESSORY TO WINDING/INSTALLING THE THE MACHINE BOBBIN Using a USB Mouse (Sold Separately) Winding the Bobbin The USB mouse, connected to the machine, can be used to perform a variety of operations in the screens. CAUTION Connect a USB mouse to the USB port.
  • Page 26 WINDING/INSTALLING THE BOBBIN Otherwise the thread may become tangled around the With your right hand, hold the thread near the thread supplemental spool pin. spool. With your left hand, hold the end of the thread, and use both hands to pass the thread through the thread guide.
  • Page 27 WINDING/INSTALLING THE BOBBIN ■ Using the Spool Pin Set the bobbin winding switch to the left, until it clicks into place. You can use the main spool pin to wind the bobbin before embroidering. You cannot use this spool pin to wind the bobbin while embroidering.
  • Page 28: Setting The Bobbin

    WINDING/INSTALLING THE BOBBIN Pass the thread through the thread guide. Setting the Bobbin CAUTION • Use a bobbin that has been correctly wound with thread, otherwise the needle may break or the thread tension will be incorrect. 1 Thread guide Pass the thread around the pretension disk making sure that the thread is under the pretension disk.
  • Page 29 WINDING/INSTALLING THE BOBBIN Lightly hold down the bobbin with your right hand Reattach the bobbin cover. (1), and then guide the end of the thread around the Insert the tab of the bobbin cover into the notch of the tab of the needle plate cover with your left hand (2). needle plate cover, and then lightly press down on the right side.
  • Page 30: Upper Threading

    UPPER THREADING Remove the spool cap and place the spool of thread UPPER THREADING onto the spool pin. Slide the spool onto the spool pin so that the thread unwinds to the front from the bottom. Upper Threading CAUTION • Be sure to thread the machine properly. Improper threading can cause the thread to tangle and break the needle, leading to injury.
  • Page 31 UPPER THREADING While holding the thread in your right hand, pass the Press (Presser foot lifter button) to lower presser thread through the thread guide in the direction foot. indicated. Pull the thread up through the thread cutter to cut the thread, as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 32: Changing The Needle

    CHANGING THE NEEDLE Carefully pull the end of the thread that was passed CHANGING THE NEEDLE through the eye of the needle. If a loop was formed in the thread passed through the eye of the needle, carefully pull on the loop of thread through to the back of the needle.
  • Page 33 CHANGING THE NEEDLE Use the disc-shaped screwdriver to turn the needle clamp screw toward you (counterclockwise) to loosen the screw. Remove 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.
  • Page 35: Chapter 2 Basic Embroidery

    Chapter Basic Embroidery...
  • Page 36: Before Embroidering

    BEFORE EMBROIDERING About the Embroidery Unit BEFORE EMBROIDERING Embroidery Step by Step CAUTION Follow the steps below to prepare the machine for • Before attaching or removing the embroidery embroidery. unit, be sure to turn off the machine. Otherwise, injuries may occur if one of the operation buttons is accidentally pressed.
  • Page 37 BEFORE EMBROIDERING ■ Attaching the Embroidery Unit ■ Removing the Embroidery Unit Turn the main power to OFF. Press , then press  The carriage will move to the removal position. Insert the embroidery unit connection into the machine connection port. Push lightly on the connection port cover until the unit clicks into place.
  • Page 38: Selecting Patterns

    (see the “Quick Reference Guide” for a full summary of patterns in the machine’s memory or visit “ ”). You can also use patterns sold separately. Once the machine has finished the initialization and the carriage has moved to the start position, the pattern selection screen appears.
  • Page 39 SELECTING PATTERNS Press to set the pattern. Press to edit the pattern before embroidering. (page 53) To return to the edit screen, press Press to darken the background color for the pattern image with bright thread colors, to get a clearer image.
  • Page 40: Selecting Character Patterns

    SELECTING PATTERNS ■ Character Pattern Input Keys Selecting Character Patterns Memo • If a key display is grayed out, you cannot use that Press function with the selected pattern. Press the key of the font you want to embroider. Display Explanation Name Return to the previous screen.
  • Page 41: Selecting Frame Patterns

    SELECTING PATTERNS Display Explanation Selecting Frame Patterns Name Switch alignment. This function is available Press when multiple lines of characters are input. Alignment key • : Right alignment Press the key of the frame shape you want to embroider in the top part of the screen. ...
  • Page 42: Combining Patterns

    SELECTING PATTERNS Press Combining Patterns Example: Press to change the color of the characters. (page 49) Select a pattern and then press Press Press When all editing is finished, press Note • Combined patterns will be embroidered in the order they were entered.
  • Page 43 SELECTING PATTERNS ■ Selecting Multiple Patterns at the Same Time ■ Grouping Patterns Multiple patterns can easily be edited, for example, when If the multiple patterns are grouped, they can be edited as moving patterns, if they are all selected together. a single pattern.
  • Page 44: Editing Patterns

    EDITING PATTERNS Display EDITING PATTERNS Explanation Page Name Display the pattern sizing window. • : Decrease the pattern Size key proportionately. • : Decrease the pattern vertically. • : Decrease the pattern horizontally. • : Enlarge the pattern proportionately. • : Stretch the pattern vertically.
  • Page 45 EDITING PATTERNS ■ Editing Letters Display Explanation Page Name Separate the continuous character — patterns to adjust the spacing or edit separately afterwards. Separate key • : Select where the patterns is to be separated. • : Separate the patten. A separated character pattern cannot be combined again.
  • Page 46: Previewing The Pattern

    EDITING PATTERNS Press to return to the embroidery frame Previewing the Pattern selection screen. Press Press Changing the Size and the Density of the  An image of the pattern as it will be embroidered Pattern appears. is selected, you can change the pattern size Press to select the frame used in while maintaining the thread density.
  • Page 47: Creating Repeated Patterns

    EDITING PATTERNS Horizontal direction When you select in step , press , and then press to change the thread density. : Make the pattern less dense. : Make the pattern more dense. Press Creating Repeated Patterns 1 Repeating and deleting keys Using the border function, you can create repeated 2 Spacing keys patterns.
  • Page 48 EDITING PATTERNS ■ Repeating One Element of a Repeated Pattern Press You can select one element of a repeated pattern and repeat only that single element. This function allows you to create complex repeated patterns. Press Choose the direction in which the repeated pattern will be cut.
  • Page 49: Embroidering The Pattern Repeatedly

    EDITING PATTERNS ■ Color Sorting Repeated Patterns Press Press to automatically change the embroidering order of colors in combined border embroidery patterns so that the same color can be continuously embroidered. This allows you to continue embroidering without repeatedly changing the upper thread or changing the embroidering order manually.
  • Page 50 EDITING PATTERNS Select the repeated pattern and assign the thread mark Attach the embroidery frame to the machine, and then at the center of the bottom of the pattern. press Refer to “Assigning Thread Marks” on page 47. Press , then Press to set the starting point to the center top of the pattern.
  • Page 51: Editing Colors

    EDITING COLORS EDITING COLORS Press to move the embroidery frame until the thread mark on the fabric is aligned with the light of Changing the Thread Color the LED pointer. To check the needle drop point with the light of the You can change the thread color from the thread colors LED pointer, press assigned by the machine.
  • Page 52: Finding New Color Schemes With The Color Shuffling Function

    EDITING COLORS Select a new color from the thread color palette, and Finding New Color Schemes with the Color then press Shuffling Function With the color shuffling function, the machine suggests new color schemes for the embroidery pattern that you have selected.
  • Page 53 EDITING COLORS [Manual] setting for [Gradient] Press to set and specify the thread You can select one color to be used in the [Gradient] effect. color to use in the effect. The effect will be created with a color you select. If you don’t need to specify the thread color, just set 1 Select a color from the palette.
  • Page 54: Thread Color Sorting

    EDITING COLORS Memo Thread Color Sorting • To temporarily register your favorite schemes, This function allows you to embroider while replacing press (to release your favorite schemes, press the thread spool a minimal number of times. again). 9 color schemes can be added. Press Before starting to embroider, press in the to check the registered favorite...
  • Page 55: Viewing The Embroidery Screen

    VIEWING THE EMBROIDERY SCREEN  The embroidery color order is rearranged and sorted VIEWING THE EMBROIDERY by thread colors. SCREEN Press , then to cancel color sorting and embroider with the original embroidery color order. Note • This function does not work on overlapping patterns.
  • Page 56 VIEWING THE EMBROIDERY SCREEN ■ Key Functions Display Explanation Page Using these keys, you can move or rotate pattern, etc. Name Press to display the editing window. Change the setting to embroider — the pattern with a single color. Uninterrupted Press the key again to return to the embroidery original setting.
  • Page 57: Preparing The Fabric

    PREPARING THE FABRIC Memo PREPARING THE FABRIC • When embroidering small pieces of fabric that cannot be hooped in an embroidery frame, use stabilizer material as a base. After lightly ironing the CAUTION fabric to the stabilizer material, hoop it in the embroidery frame.
  • Page 58: Hooping The Fabric In The Embroidery Frame

    Check with your authorized Brother dealer for frame compatibility. Select a frame that matches the pattern size. Available frame options are displayed on the LCD.
  • Page 59 PREPARING THE FABRIC Tighten the frame adjustment screw to keep the fabric Place the embroidery sheet on the inner frame. Align from loosening while stitching. the guide lines on the embroidery sheet with the mark you made on the fabric. Return the frame adjustment screw to its initial position.
  • Page 60: Attaching The Embroidery Frame

    ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME ■ Removing the Embroidery Frame ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME Press (Presser foot lifter button) to raise the presser foot. Note Raise the frame-securing lever. • Wind embroidery bobbin thread and insert the bobbin before attaching the embroidery frame. Check that there is enough thread in the bobbin.
  • Page 61: Confirming The Pattern Position

    CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION Display [Embroidery Foot with LED Pointer CONFIRMING THE PATTERN Adjustment] in the embroidery setting screen. POSITION The pattern is normally positioned in the center of the Note embroidery frame. If the pattern needs to be repositioned •...
  • Page 62: Displaying A Background Image

    CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION ■ Calibrating the Position of the Background Displaying a Background Image Image By calibrating the position of the background image Using a special application downloaded to a transferred to the machine, the pattern can be positioned smartphone or tablet, you can transfer a photo of the more accurately.
  • Page 63: Checking The Pattern Position

    CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION ■ Aligning the Embroidering Position Press Calibrate the position of the background image. (page 60) Press  When the following message appears, press Memo • The orientation of the pattern will change depending on the orientation of the embroidery positioning sticker.
  • Page 64: Embroidering A Pattern

    EMBROIDERING A PATTERN EMBROIDERING A PATTERN From , press the key for the position that you want to check. Embroidering Attractive Finishes Many factors are involved in achieving a beautiful embroidery result. Using the appropriate stabilizer (page 55) and hooping the fabric in the frame (page 56) are two important factors mentioned earlier.
  • Page 65: Embroidering Patterns

    EMBROIDERING A PATTERN the underside of the cover into the notches on the needle Lower the presser foot, then press the “Start/Stop” plate as shown below. button to start embroidering.  When the first color is completely embroidered, the 1 Groove machine will automatically trim the threads and stop.
  • Page 66: Using Appliqu├ęs

    EMBROIDERING A PATTERN ■ 1. Creating an Appliqué Piece Memo Attach stabilizer material to the wrong side of the • The thread trimming function is originally set to trim fabric for the appliqué piece. excess thread jumps (threads linking parts of the pattern, etc.).
  • Page 67 EMBROIDERING A PATTERN ■ 3. Affixing the Appliqué Piece to the Base ■ 4. Embroidering the Remainder of the Pattern Fabric Change the embroidery thread according to the embroidery color order display, and then finish Lightly apply fabric glue or temporary spray adhesive embroidering the remainder of the pattern.
  • Page 68: Adjustments During The Embroidery Process

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Note ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE • It is recommended to stitch over the top of the last EMBROIDERY PROCESS two or three stitches for complete coverage. Memo If the Thread Breaks or the Bobbin • If you cannot move back to the spot where the Runs out of Thread During Embroidering thread broke, press...
  • Page 69: Resuming Embroidery After Turning Off The Power

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Resuming Embroidery after Turning off the Power 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 71: Chapter 3 Advanced Embroidery

    Chapter Advanced Embroidery...
  • Page 72: Various Embroidering Functions

    VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS Note VARIOUS EMBROIDERING • When is pressed, the pattern is moved to the FUNCTIONS center. After selecting the basting setting, move the pattern to the desired position. Basting Embroidery  Basting is added to the beginning of the embroidering order.
  • Page 73 VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS Select the pattern, and edit it if necessary. Press and then, press to position the satin stitching around design. Note • Finish combining and editing the pattern before Note selecting the appliqué setting. If the pattern is edited after selecting the appliqué...
  • Page 74 VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS Fuse or stick a piece of stabilizer to the back of the felt Use two layers of adhesive water soluble stabilizer or denim fabric to be used as the appliqué piece. material with their sticky sides together, and then hoop them in the embroidery frame.
  • Page 75: Making Embroidery Adjustments

    MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS Use scissors to cut the excess water soluble stabilizer MAKING EMBROIDERY from outside the appliqué outline. ADJUSTMENTS Soak the appliqué piece in water to dissolve the water soluble stabilizer. Adjusting Thread Tension When embroidering, the thread tension should be set so that the upper thread can slightly be seen on the wrong side of the fabric.
  • Page 76 MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS ■ Correct Thread Tension ■ Upper Thread Is Too Loose The pattern can be seen from the wrong side of the fabric. The tension of the upper thread is too loose, resulting in a If the thread tension is not set correctly, the pattern will loose upper thread, loose thread locks, or loops appearing not finish well.
  • Page 77: Adjusting The Bobbin Case (With No Color On The Screw)

    MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS If this occurs, turn the slotted screw (-) counterclockwise, Adjusting the Bobbin Case (with No Color being careful not to over-loosen the screw, approximately 30-45 degrees to decrease bobbin tension. on the Screw) The bobbin case (with no color on the screw) can be easily adjusted when bobbin tension changes are required to accommodate different bobbin threads.
  • Page 78: Using The Automatic Thread Cutting Function (End Color Trim)

    MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS Using the Automatic Thread Cutting Using the Thread Trimming Function Function (End Color Trim) (Jump Stitch Trim) The automatic thread cutting function will cut The thread trimming function will automatically the thread at the end of embroidering each color. This trim any excess thread jumps within the color.
  • Page 79: Adjusting The Embroidery Speed

    MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS For example: Press to select 25 mm (1 inch) and the Changing the Thread Color Display machine will not trim a jump stitch of 25 mm or less before moving to the next stitching. You can display the name of the thread colors or embroidery thread number.
  • Page 80: Embroidering Linked Characters

    MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS Mark the embroidery start position on the fabric, as Embroidering Linked Characters shown. Follow the procedure described below to embroider linked characters in a single row when the entire pattern extends beyond the embroidery frame. Example: Linking “FG” to the characters “ABCDE” Select the character patterns for “ABCDE”.
  • Page 81 MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS Press Press  The needle is positioned in the lower-left corner of the pattern. The carriage moves so that the needle is positioned correctly. Press , then and use to align the needle with the end of embroidering for the previous pattern.
  • Page 82: Using The Memory Function

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Retrieving Embroidery Patterns USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press the desired destination, and then select the Saving Embroidery Patterns desired embroidery pattern. Note • Do not turn the main power to OFF while the [Saving…] screen is displayed. You will lose the pattern you are saving.
  • Page 83: Embroidery Applications

    EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Select the satin stitch frame pattern of the same shape EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS as the appliqué. Embroider over the fabric for the appliqué piece and base fabric from step to create the appliqué. Using a Frame Pattern To Make an Appliqué Note •...
  • Page 84: Embroidering Split Embroidery Patterns

    EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Remove the embroidery frame from the embroidery Insert the USB media containing the created split unit, and cut around the outside of the stitches of the embroidery pattern, and then select the split fabric for the appliqué piece. And then, reattach the embroidery pattern to be embroidered.
  • Page 85 EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS If necessary, press and edit the pattern. Press to display the embroidery screen. Embroider the pattern section. When embroidering is finished, the following screen appears. Press  A screen appears so that a section of the split embroidery pattern can be selected. Repeat steps through to embroider the...
  • Page 87: Chapter 4 My Design Center

    Chapter My Design Center...
  • Page 88: About My Design Center

    ABOUT MY DESIGN CENTER ABOUT MY DESIGN CENTER PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN With My Design Center, you can use the functions listed below: • Hand-drawn functions - creating embroidery patterns by drawing on the LCD screen • Loading functions - creating embroidery patterns by transferring data from the application or USB media.
  • Page 89 PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN ■ Key Functions Display Explanation Page Name Display Explanation Page Duplicate the selected section. — Name The temporarily positioned Duplicate key section can immediately be Magnify the pattern. rotated, enlarged, reduced or Magnify key moved. Load the fabric as the Paste in the pattern drawing area —...
  • Page 90: Before Creating Designs

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN ■ Setting the Line Types, Stitch Types and Colors Before Creating Designs You can set or change the line types, stitch types and colors anytime. You can also specify the line types, stitch The pattern preview displays the design smaller than types and colors before drawing lines.
  • Page 91: Drawing Regions

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN Stitch types Drawing Regions Zigzag stitch Press and draw with brush. Running stitch Triple stitch Candlewicking stitch Chain stitch Line without stitch for creating a region. ■ Setting the Brush Types and Fill Colors Created region will be defined by the gray line. Press to set the brush types and fill colors.
  • Page 92: Using The Stamp Key

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN Press to return to the pattern drawing screen. Using the Stamp Key  The color bar on the brush tool key is changed to the selected color. If a stippling stitch or decorative fill Press stitch has been selected, the stitch is displayed. 1 Color bar Press and press on the brush line to change color...
  • Page 93: Using The Erase Key

    PATTERN DRAWING SCREEN Saved outlines Using the Select Key Embroidery pattern outlines can be registered as stamp shapes. When registering stamp You can select the part of the design to move and/or shapes, select from the last six embroidery edit. Some keys are available only after you select the patterns used.
  • Page 94: Stitch Settings Screen

    STITCH SETTINGS SCREEN Candlewicking Stitch STITCH SETTINGS SCREEN Size Increases/reduces the size of the stitch. Before creating the embroidery pattern, specify the stitch Spacing Specifies the spacing of the stitch. settings. Lines of the design are embroidered with various stitches and regions are embroidered with fill stitches or stippling stitches.
  • Page 95: Specifying Global Stitch Settings

    STITCH SETTINGS SCREEN  The same stitch type lines or regions will be selected to select the line or region to be changed. at the same time.  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 96: Loading The Background Image

    STITCH SETTINGS SCREEN Press to display the pattern editing screen. Loading the Background Image Prepare the data file of your favorite picture so that you can create an embroidery pattern. Load the image file from the application or a USB media. Press ...
  • Page 97: Line Conversion

    LINE CONVERSION Using the included touch pen (stylus), press , and LINE CONVERSION then draw lines to trace the image. For details on drawing lines, refer to “Drawing Custom patterns can be created from drawings. You can Lines” on page 88. create patterns by loading an image on the application or a USB media.
  • Page 98 LINE CONVERSION Select the device you saved the data to. In the screen for confirming the converted image, you can adjust the [Gray-Scale Detection level] again, if necessary. Select the data, and then press 1 The settings for the lines to be embroidered appear. If you do not know how the settings should be changed, first continue the operation without specifying settings and check the results.
  • Page 99: Illustration Conversion

    ILLUSTRATION CONVERSION Select the data, and then press ILLUSTRATION CONVERSION Custom patterns can be created from color illustrations. You can create patterns by loading an image on the application or a USB media. Recommended illustrations for Illustration Conversion • Illustrations that are clearly drawn, with no gradation, fading or blurriness.
  • Page 100 ILLUSTRATION CONVERSION If necessary, edit the loaded image. Memo • Press to detect the outline. Line thickness can be specified from 1.0 mm (1/16 inch) to 5.0 mm (3/16 inch). • Press to select the outline color. Select by touching the color, or moving icon using in the color selection screen.
  • Page 101: Stippling

    STIPPLING Press STIPPLING Basic Stippling with My Design Center Create a stippling design with the basic procedure. Example: Note Select the heart shape, and then press • You can load a line drawing to create a stippling stitch or use image design function of a fabric pattern and incorporate the stippling stitch.
  • Page 102 STIPPLING Press until the heart shape fits in the square Press shape, and then press Press , and then press Adjust the stippling stitch settings to create the desired effect, and then press Press , and then select the stitch color. Press For details, refer to “Specifying Individual Stitch after setting the color.
  • Page 103: Decorative Stitching Around A Pattern In Embroidery (A Quilting Function)

    STIPPLING Press to convert into embroidery. Decorative Stitching around a Pattern in Embroidery (a Quilting Function) Memo • For best results, reduce the embroidery speed. (page 17) A quilt can be created with stippling stitch around an embroidery pattern. Hoop the top layer of fabric in the embroidery frame, and then attach the frame to the machine.
  • Page 104 STIPPLING Use a stamp or rectangular frame to determine the Press to continue to the embroidery screen, region to be stitched. and then embroider the pattern at the center. Note Remove the embroidery frame from the carriage. • If the region is to be drawn by hand, be sure to draw a completely closed shape.
  • Page 105 STIPPLING Set the line type for the frame and pattern to , and then press Stitch settings can be adjusted in the stitch settings screen. For details, refer to “STITCH SETTINGS SCREEN” on page 92. Specify the stitch spacing and length in the stitch settings screen, and then press ...
  • Page 106 STIPPLING...
  • Page 107: Chapter 5 Appendix

    Chapter Appendix...
  • Page 108: Care And Maintenance

    If problems occur, such as difficulty turning the handwheel or an unusual noise, immediately stop using the machine, and contact your authorized Brother dealer or the nearest Brother authorized service center. Precautions on Storing the Machine 1 Cleaning brush 2 Race...
  • Page 109: Cleaning The Cutter In The Bobbin Case Area

    For a new bobbin fit the needle plate onto the machine. case, contact your nearest Brother authorized Lightly finger-tighten the screw on the right side of the service center.
  • Page 110: Adjusting The Screen

    ADJUSTING THE SCREEN Raise the presser foot lever. Plug the connector of the embroidery foot “W+” with LED pointer into the jack on the back left side of your machine. Remove the connector of the embroidery foot “W+” with LED pointer from the connector on the back of the machine.
  • Page 111: 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 “ ”.
  • Page 112: List Of Symptoms

    Check the following possible problems before requesting Machine does not operate service. If the reference page is “*”, contact your 30, 107 authorized Brother dealer or the nearest Brother All keys and buttons have been locked by authorized service center. ■ Getting Ready Nothing appears in the LCD.
  • Page 113 TROUBLESHOOTING Symptom, Cause/solution Reference Symptom, Cause/solution Reference Needle is turned, bent or the point is dull. Pointer of the embroidery foot “W+” with LED pointer does not indicate the position correctly Needle is installed incorrectly. With thick elastic fabric, the position will be There are scratches around the opening in the misaligned only at raised parts in the fabric.
  • Page 114 30, 55, coarse weave, or fabrics that often cause prepared insufficiently for embroidering. pattern shrinkage. See your authorized Brother dealer for the proper stabilizer. Needle is turned, bent or the point is dull. There was an object placed near the machine, and Needle is installed incorrectly.
  • Page 115: Error Messages

    ERROR MESSAGES ERROR MESSAGES Below is an explanation of error messages. Refer to these when necessary (if you press or do the operation correctly while the error message is displayed, the message disappears). Error messages Cause/solution Attach the embroidery frame. This message is displayed when the machine is ready to embroider pattern, and the “Start/Stop”...
  • Page 116 This message is displayed when the machine needs to be maintained. Once this message appears, it is recommended to take your machine to an authorized Brother dealer or the nearest Brother authorized service center for a regular maintenance check. Although this message will disappear and the...
  • Page 117 This USB media is incompatible. This message is displayed when you try to use incompatible USB media. For a list of compatible USB media, visit “ ”. USB media error This message is displayed when an error occurs with the USB media.
  • Page 118: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS Item Specification Size and Machine Dimensions of machine Approx. 612 mm (W) × 348 mm (H) × 321 mm (D) Weight (Box 1 of 2) (approx. 24-3/32 inches (W) × 13-11/16 inches (H) × 12-5/8 inches (D)) Dimensions of box Approx.
  • Page 119 • USB media is commercially available, but some USB media may not be usable with this machine. Please visit our website “ http:// ” for more details. • Depending on the type of USB devices/media being used, either directly plug the USB device into the machine’s USB port or plug the USB media Reader/Writer into the machine’s USB port.
  • Page 120: Upgrading Your Machine'ssoftware

    You can use USB media to upgrade software for your machine. When an upgrade program is available on “ http:// ”, please download the files following the instructions on the website and steps below. Note • When using USB media to upgrade the software,...
  • Page 121: Index

    INDEX INDEX Embroidery unit ................34 Error messages ................113 Accessories options ..................13 Air vent ..................10 Alarm sounds ................115 Favorite color scheme ..............52 Alphabet characters embroidery ................38 Appliqué using an embroidery frame pattern .......... 81 Handle ..................
  • Page 122 INDEX machine’s memory ..............80 Screen saver ................. 18 Screw for embroidery foot ............10 Settings automatic thread cutting ............76 embroidery settings ..............17 general settings ................ 16 machine settings key ..............16 thread tension ................73 thread trimming ............... 76 Shutoff support mode ..............
  • Page 124 Brother SupportCenter is a mobile app that provides the support information for your Brother product. This machine is approved for use in the country of purchase only. Local Brother companies or their dealers will only support machines purchased in their own countries.

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