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VERITAS Claire Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1 SCHMETZ INSIDE Instruction manual
  • Page 2 Dear Customer, we congratulate you on your purchase of your sewing machine. You have bought a quality product which has been made with great care and, if serviced right, will serve you well for many years. Before using it for the first time, we ask you to read the manual at hand carefully, paying special attention to the safety instructions.
  • Page 3 Important safety instructions When using an electrical appliance, basic safety should always be followed, including the following: Read all instructions before using this sewing machine. DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock: 1. An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in. 2.
  • Page 4 7. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision. 8. Always switch off the machine if you carry out preparation for work (change the needle, feed the yarn through the machine, change the footer, etc.). 9. Always unplug the machine if you leave it unattended, to avoid injury by expediently switch on the machine.
  • Page 5 into the food chain, damaging your health and well-being. 21. When replacing old appliances with new ones, the retailer is legally obligated to take back your old appliance for disposal at least for free of charge. 22. The appliance is not to be used 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.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Principal parts of the machine ................6 Accessories ......................7 Connecting the machine ..................8 Sewing table ......................9 Free-arm ......................9 Winding the bobbin ..................10-12 Inserting the bobbin ..................... 13 Threading the upper thread ................14-16 Using the needle threader .................. 17 Replacing the needle ....................
  • Page 7 Overcasting stitches .................... 45 Using the overcasting foot ................. 45 Using the all purpose foot .................. 45 Blind hem ....................... 46 Buttonhole stitch ..................... 47-50 Making a buttonhole on stretch fabrics ............. 50 Button sewing ....................... 51 Darning stitch ....................52-53 Zipper insertion ....................54-56 Inserting a centered zipper ................
  • Page 8: Principal Parts Of The Machine

    Principal parts of the machine Speed limiting adjustment lever 2. Tension dial 3. Needle up/ down position button Auto-lock button 5. Reverse button 6. Start/stop button Thread cutter 8. Needle plate Sewing table and accessory box 10. Bobbin winder spindle 11.
  • Page 9: Accessories

    Accessories Standard All purpose foot 2. Zipper foot 3. Buttonhole foot Satin stitch foot 5. Blind hem foot 6. Overcasting foot Button sewing foot 8. Bobbin (3x) Spool holder 10. Spool pin felt 11. L-screwdriver 12. Screwdriver (S) 13. Edge/ quilting guide 14.
  • Page 10: Connecting The Machine

    Connecting the machine Attention: Always make sure that the machine is unplugged from power source and the main switch is on ("O") when the machine is not in use and before inserting or removing parts. Before connecting the power supply, make sure that the voltage and the frequency shown on the rating plate conform to your mains power.
  • Page 11: Sewing Table

    Sewing table Keep the sewing table horizontal, and pull it in the direction of the arrow. The inside of the sewing table is used as an accessory box. Free-arm Free-arm sewing is convenient for sewing tubular areas such as pant hems and cuffs.
  • Page 12: Winding The Bobbin

    Winding the bobbin 4-10 Place thread and spool holder onto the spool pin. For smaller spools of thread, place the spool holder with the small side next to the spool or use the small spool holder. 2. Draw the thread from the spool through the upper thread guide.
  • Page 13 Place the thread end through one of the inner holes as illustrated and place the empty bobbin on the spindle. Notch Bobbin winder shaft spring 5. Push the bobbin to the right. 6. When the bobbin winder shaft is pushed to the right, the LCD will display the figure "...
  • Page 14 8. Press on the foot control or the Start/ Stop button to start winding the bobbin. After the desired amount of thread is wound, stop the machine and cut the thread near the hole of the bobbin. Continue filling the bobbin until it is full. Once the spool is full, it rotates slowly.
  • Page 15: Inserting The Bobbin

    Inserting the bobbin Attention: Turn the power switch to off ("O") before inserting or removing the bobbin. When inserting or removing the bobbin, the needle must be fully raised. Open the needle plate cover. Insert the bobbin in the bobbin case with the thread running in a counterclockwise direction (arrow).
  • Page 16: Threading The Upper Thread

    Threading the upper thread Please Note: It is important to carry out the threading correctly otherwise sewing problems may result. Place thread and spool holder onto the spool pin. For smaller spools of thread, place the spool holder with the small side next to the spool or use the small spool holder.
  • Page 17 2. Draw the thread from the spool through the upper thread guide. 3. Guide the thread around the thread guide pulling the thread through the pre-tension spring as illustrated. Thread the tension module by passing the thread between the silver discs. 5.
  • Page 18 At the top of this movement pass the thread from right to left through the slotted eye of the take-up lever and then downwards again. Now pass the thread behind the thin wire needle clamp guide. 8. Pull the end of the thread through the needle from front to rear and pull out about 10 cm of thread.
  • Page 19: Using The Needle Threader

    Using the needle threader Attention: Turn the power switch to the off position ("O"). Raise the needle to its highest position and lower the presser foot. Pass the thread around the thread guide. Thread guide Press the lever down as far as it goes. The needle threader turns automatically to the threading position and the hook pin passes through the needle eye.
  • Page 20: Replacing The Needle

    Replacing the needle Attention: Turn the power switch to off ("O") when carrying out any of the above operations! Change the needle regularly, especially when it shows signs of wear or if it causes problems. Insert the needle following the illustrated instructions. Turn the handwheel towards you (counterclockwise) lowering, then raising the needle.
  • Page 21: Matching Needle/ Fabric/ Thread

    Matching needle/ fabric/ thread NEEDLE FABRICS THREAD SIZE 9-11 Lightweight fabrics-thin cottons, Light-duty thread in cotton, voile, serge, silk, muslin, qiana, nylon, polyester or cotton (70-80) interlocks, cotton knits, tricot, wrapped polyester. jerseys, crepes, woven polyester, shirt & blouse fabrics. 11-14 Medium weight fabrics-cotton, Most threads sold are...
  • Page 22: Two-Step Presser Foot Lifter

    Two-step presser foot lifter The presser foot lifter raises and lowers the presser foot. When sewing several layers or thick fabrics, the presser foot can be raised a second stage for easy positioning of the work. Note: The needle must always be at the highest position.
  • Page 23: Changing The Presser Foot

    Changing the presser foot Attention: Turn the power switch to off ("O") when carrying out any of the below operations! Removing the presser foot Raise the presser foot. Press the lever and the foot disengages. Lever Attaching the presser foot Lower the presser foot holder until the cut-out is directly above the pin.
  • Page 24: To Raise Or Drop The Feed Dog

    To raise or drop the feed dog The feed dog adjustment lever can be seen on the base at the rear side of the sewing machine, when the sewing table is opened. Raise the presser foot lever, and then slide the feed dog position lever, located at the rear of the machine on the base, to left or right (to the right as seen from the front of the machine).
  • Page 25: Thread Tension

    Thread tension - Basic thread tension setting: "4" - To increase the tension, turn the dial up to the next number. To reduce the tension, turn the dial down to the next number. - Proper setting of tension is important for good sewing.
  • Page 26 Thread tension is too tight for straight stitch sewing. Turn the dial to the lower number. Normal thread tension for zig-zag and decorative sewing. Correct thread tension is when a small number of the upper thread appears on the bottom side of the fabric.
  • Page 27: Lcd Screen

    LCD screen Needle up 2. Auto-lock 3. Reverse Pattern number 5. Direct mode 6. Mirror Buttonhole lever 8. Bobbin winding Needle position 10. Stitch width 11. Auto-stop 12. Normal mode 13. Needle down 14. Suggested presser foot 15 16 17 15.
  • Page 28: Stitch Chart

    Stitch chart A. Direction patterns B. Patterns 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 26 27 30 31 33 34 35 46 47 48 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 50 51 52 53 54 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68...
  • Page 29: Operation Buttons

    Operation buttons 1. Start/ stop button The machine will start running when the start/ stop button is pressed and it will stop when this button is pressed a second time. The machine rotates slowly at the beginning of the sewing. The sewing speed can be controlled by the speed limiting adjustment lever.
  • Page 30 2. Reverse button When direct stitches 1-5 and stitches 00-05 are selected, press the reverse button to sew in reverse. An arrow " " will be shown in the LCD when the function is active. If you press and hold the reverse button, the machine will sew backwards until you release the button.
  • Page 31 4. Needle up/ down position button With the needle up/ down position button, you decide whether the needle stops in the highest or in the lowest position (i.e. in the fabric) when you stop sewing. Please Note: During sewing, the function of the button is not activated.
  • Page 32: Memory Buttons

    Memory buttons 6. Memory button Press the " " button to enter the memory mode, and store the combination of characters or decorative stitches desired. Press the " " button again to leave the memory mode and return to direct mode. Please Note: The direct mode stitches and buttonholes cannot be memorized.
  • Page 33: Function Buttons

    Function buttons 9. Stitch length adjustment button When you select a stitch the machine will automatically set the recommended stitch length which will be indicated by numbers on the LCD screen. The stitch length can be adjusted by pressing the stitch length adjustment buttons.
  • Page 34 When stitches 00-04 are selected, the needle position is regulated by the stitch width adjustment buttons. If you press the "–" button (left) the needle will move to the left and if you press the "+" button (right), the needle will move to the right.
  • Page 35 12. Mirror button The direct stitches 1-7 and stitches 00- 17, 26-99 can be mirrored, pressing the " " button will sew a reflection pattern from your selected stitch. The LCD displays the mirror function and the machine continues to sew the reflected pattern until the mirror function is pressed again in order to be cancelled.
  • Page 36 When you press the mirror button, the LCD will display the mirror function and the machine will sew the reflected stitch until you press the mirror button again. A. Normal pattern sewing. B. Mirror pattern sewing. Please Note: - Pattern 18-25 cannot be mirror imaged. - Mirror imaged patterns can also be combined with other patterns.
  • Page 37: Selection Buttons

    Selection buttons 13. Direct stitch selection and number buttons Direct pattern selection Press the buttons to select the utility patterns shown beside the number button when the mode button is set at the direct mode. Number buttons Press the number buttons for selecting the pattern needed.
  • Page 38: Selecting Stitch

    Selecting stitch Ten of the most frequently used utility stitches can be quickly selected with the direct pattern selection and number buttons. Select the desired stitch from those shown on the top cover. Turn on the sewing machine. 2. When the sewing machine is turned on, the straight stitch (center needle position) is automatically selected.
  • Page 39: Useful Skills

    Useful skills Various ways to achieve better results for your sewing projects are described below. Refer to these tips when sewing your project. A trial piece of fabric should be sewn because, depending on the type of fabric and stitching being sewn, the desired results may not be achieved. For the trial sewing, use a piece of fabric and thread that are like those used for your project and check the thread tension and stitch length and width.
  • Page 40: Cutting The Thread

    Cutting the thread Bring the thread take up lever to its highest position, raise the presser foot and remove the fabric. Guide both threads to the side of the face plate and into the thread cutter. Pull the threads down to cut them. Thread cutter Sewing thin fabrics When sewing thin fabrics, the stitching...
  • Page 41 When you reach the point of an increased thickness, lower the needle and raise the presser foot. Press the toe of the foot and push in the black button, then lower the foot and continue sewing. The black button releases automatically after sewing few stitches.
  • Page 42: Straight Stitches

    Straight stitches Adjusting the stitch length To shorten the stitch length, press the " –" stitch length adjustment button. For a longer stitch length, press the "+" stitch length adjustment button. Generally speaking, the thicker the fabric, thread and needle, the longer the stitch should be.
  • Page 43: Changing The Needle Position

    Changing the needle position Set the pattern as shown in figure. The stitch width button is the control for the straight stitch infinite needle position. The pre-set position is "3.5", center position. When you press the " –" stitch width adjustment button, the needle position will move to the left. When you press the "+"...
  • Page 44: Zig-Zag Stitches

    Zig-zag stitches 05 06 07 Adjusting the stitch width The width increases as you press the "+" stitch width adjustment button from "0.0-7.0". The width can be reduced on any pattern. Adjusting the stitch length The density of zig-zag stitches increase as the setting of stitch length approaches "0.3".
  • Page 45: Stretch Stitch

    Stretch stitch Use this stitch with knitted tricot or other stretchy fabrics. The stitch enables your seam to stretch without breaking the thread. Good for easy to ravel and knit fabrics. Good for joining durable fabric such as denims. These stitches can also be used as a decorative top stitches.
  • Page 46: Sewing Stretch Fabrics And Elastic Tape

    Sewing stretch fabrics and elastic tape When elastic tape is attached to the cuff or waist of a piece of clothing, the resulting dimensions are those of the stretched elastic tape. Therefore it is necessary that a suitable length of the elastic tape is used. 2.0~3.0 2.5~5.0 Pin the elastic tape to the fabric in few points to make sure that the tape is uniformly positioned on the fabric.
  • Page 47: Overcasting Stitches

    Overcasting stitches Sewing overcasting stitches along the edge of fabric prevent it from fraying. Using the overcasting foot 05 08 2.0~3.0 5.0~7.0 Attach the overcasting foot. Sew the fabric with the fabric edge against the guide of the overcasting foot. Needle drop point Guide Using the all purpose foot...
  • Page 48: Blind Hem

    Blind hem Secure the bottom of skirts and pants with a blind hem, this stitch sews without stitches showed on the right side of the fabric. 10: Blind hem/lingerie for firm fabrics. 11: Blind hem for stretch fabrics. 1.0~2.0 2.5~4.0 Fold the fabric as illustrated with the reverse side up.
  • Page 49: Buttonhole Stitch

    Buttonhole stitch Buttonholes can be adapted to the size of the button. For stretch fabric or thin fabric, it is recommended to use a stabilizer for a better buttonhole finish. 18: For thin or medium fabric 19: For thin or medium fabric 20: For horizontal buttonholes on thick fabrics 21: For suits or overcoats...
  • Page 50 Select the buttonhole stitch. Adjust the stitch width and the stitch length to the desired width and density. Position the fabric under the presser foot with the front end of the buttonhole mark aligned with the center line on the buttonhole foot.
  • Page 51 * Buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown. Raise the presser foot and cut the thread. To sew over the same buttonhole, raise the presser foot (it will return to its original position).
  • Page 52: Making A Buttonhole On Stretch Fabrics

    Making a buttonhole on stretch fabrics When sewing buttonholes on stretch fabric, hook heavy thread or cord under the buttonhole foot. Attach the buttonhole foot and hook the gimp thread onto the back of the presser foot. Bring the two gimp thread ends to the front of the foot and insert them into the grooves, then tie them there temporarily.
  • Page 53: Button Sewing

    Button sewing Change the presser foot with the button sewing foot. Move the drop feed control to lower the feed dogs. Lowered position Position the work under the foot. Place the button in the desired position, lower the foot. Select zig-zag pattern. Adjust the stitch width to "2.5-4.5"...
  • Page 54: Darning Stitch

    Darning stitch Darning a small hole or a tear before it becomes larger can save a garment. Choose a fine thread in a color as close as possible to your garment. Baste the upper fabric and the under fabric together. Select the needle position. Lower the presser foot over the center of the tear. Basting stitching Pull the button holder to rear.
  • Page 55 Position the fabric so that the needle is 2mm (1/16 inch) in front of the area to be darned and then lower the presser foot lever. Before lowering down the presser foot, please hold the front tip of the BH presser foot to keep it straight by left hand;...
  • Page 56: Zipper Insertion

    Zipper insertion This foot can be set to sew on each side of the zipper, the edge of the foot guides the zipper to ensure straight placement. Attention: Zipper foot should be used for sewing straight stitches only. It is possible that 1.0~3.0 the needle hits the presser foot and breaks when sewing other patterns.
  • Page 57: Inserting A Side Zipper

    - Stitching around the zipper Please Note: When sewing, be sure that the needle does not touch the zipper, otherwise the needle may bend or break. - Remove the basting and press. Inserting a side zipper - Place the right sides of the fabric together.
  • Page 58 - Attach the zipper foot. Attach the right side of the presser foot pin to the holder when sewing the left side of the zipper. Attach the left side of the presser foot pin to the presser foot holder when sewing the right side of the zipper.
  • Page 59: Satin Stitch Sewing

    Satin stitch sewing Use the satin stitch foot for satin stitching and sewing decorative stitches. This foot has a full indentation on the underside to allow easy sewing over the thickness of the stitches form by closely spaced zig-zag stitches and even feeding of the fabric.
  • Page 60: Gathering

    Gathering The gathering foot is used for gathering fabrics. Ideal for clothing as well as home decor. It works best on thin to medium weight fabrics. - Set the pattern selection dial to straight stitch. - Loosen the tension of the upper thread so that the lower thread lies on the underside of the material.
  • Page 61: Smocking

    Smocking The decorative stitch created by stitching or embroidering over gathers is called "smocking". It is used to decorate the front of blouses or cuffs. The smocking stitch adds texture and elasticity to the fabric. 13 14 Increase the stitch length to maximum, set the tension below 2. Use the all purpose foot to sew basting lines 1cm (3/8") across the area to be smocked.
  • Page 62: Free Motion Darning, Embroidery And Monogramming

    Free motion darning, embroidery and monogramming Preparation for embroidering and monogramming * Embroider hoop is not included with the machine. Move the drop feed control to lower the feed dogs. Lowered position Remove the presser foot and the presser foot holder. Draw the desired lettering or design on the right side of the fabric.
  • Page 63: Darning

    Darning First sew around the edges of the hole (to secure the threads). Working from left to right, sew over the hole in a constant and continuous movement. Turn the work by 1/4 and sew over the first stitching moving the work slower over the hole to separate the threads and not form big gaps between the threads.
  • Page 64: Monogramming

    Monogramming Sew at constant speed, moving the embroidery hoop slowly along the lettering. When the letter is finished secure with reinforcement stitches at the end of the design.
  • Page 65: Quilting

    Quilting Sandwiching batting between the top and bottom layers of fabric is call "Quilting". The top layer is usually formed by multiple geometrically shaped pieces of materials joined together. Attaching the edge/ quilting 00 02 guide 3.0~4.0 Insert the edge/quilting guide in the presser foot holder as illustrated and set the space as you desire.
  • Page 66: Joining Pieces Of Fabric

    Joining pieces of fabric 1.0~3.0 Place the two pieces of fabric with the 1/4" right side together and sew with the straight stitch. Join the pieces of fabric with a seam allowance of 1/4". Sew with the side of the presser foot aligned with the edge of the fabric.
  • Page 67: Applique

    Applique Applique 1.0~3.0 3.5~5.0 Cut out the applique design and baste it on the fabric. Sew slowly around the edge of the design. Basting Trim the excess material outside the stitching. Make sure not to cut any stitches. Remove the basting thread.
  • Page 68: Fagoting

    Fagoting Stitching across an open seam is called "fagoting". It is used on blouses and children's clothing. This stitch is more decorative when thicker thread is used. - Separate the folded edges of the fabric pieces with a gap of 4mm (3/16") and baste them onto a piece of thin paper or water-soluble stabilizer sheet.
  • Page 69: Scalloping

    Scalloping The wave-shaped repeating pattern, that looks like shells, is called "scalloping". It is used to decorate the collar of blouses and the edge of knitting projects. Scallop edging Stitch along the edge of the fabric making sure not to sew directly on the edge of the fabric.
  • Page 70: Memory

    Memory Combined patterns can be stored for later use. Since stored patterns are not lost after the sewing machine is turned off, they can be recalled at any time. This is convenient for patterns, such as names, that will be used often. Please Note: - The machine has a program memory that can retain 30 units of stitches. - Multiple patterns selecting from pattern modes "...
  • Page 71 Use the arrow " " or " " button to check what you have programmed. Press the " " button to leave the memory mode and return to the direct mode. Attention: The selected pattern will be cleared from the memory module after closing the machine if you do not press the "...
  • Page 72 Recalling and sewing the memorized pattern Press the " " button to enter the memory mode. The machine is positioned at the first programmed stitch. Press the foot controller. The machine start sewing from the first entered pattern. On the LCD screen sewing stitch data is indicated. If you wish to check what is programmed or if you wish to start sewing a few stitches in the memory mode, use the "...
  • Page 73 Press the " " button to leave the memory mode and return to direct mode.
  • Page 74: Warning Function

    Warning function Instruction message display Lowering the buttonhole lever When you select any buttonhole pattern or darning pattern, the figure of buttonhole lever on the LCD screen is on to remind you to lower the buttonhole lever. Bobbin winding When the bobbin winder spindle is activated for bobbin winding (in the rightmost position) this figure appears on the LCD screen as a reminder.
  • Page 75: Maintenance

    Maintenance Attention: Disconnect the power cord from the wall socket before cleaning the screen and sewing machine surface, otherwise injury or electrical shock may result. Cleaning the screen If the front panel is dirty, wipe it gently with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use any organic solvent or detergent.
  • Page 76 Cleaning the hook If lint and bits of thread accumulate in the hook, this will interfere with the smooth operation of the machine. Check regularly and clean the stitching mechanism when necessary. Attention: Disconnect the machine from the wall outlet before carrying out any maintenance. Remove the bobbin cover plate and bobbin.
  • Page 77: Trouble Shooting Guide

    Trouble shooting guide Before calling for service, check the following items. If the problem still persists, contact the place of purchase or your nearest authorized dealer. Problem Cause Correction Reference 1. The machine is not threaded 1. Rethread the machine. correctly.
  • Page 78 Problem Cause Correction Reference Needle 7. The upper thread tension is 7. Loosen the upper thread too tight. tension. breaks 1. The machine is not correctly 1. Check the threading. threaded. 2. The bobbin case is not 2. Thread the bobbin case as Loose illustrated.
  • Page 79: Disposal

    Problem Cause Correction Reference 1. Poor quality thread. 1. Select a better quality thread. 2. The bobbin case is threaded 2. Remove the bobbin case Uneven wrong. and the thread and reinsert stitches, them correctly. uneven 3. Fabric has been pulled on. 3.
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