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  • Page 1 SCHMETZ INSIDE Instruction manual
  • Page 2 Before using it for the first time, we ask you to read the manual at hand carefully, paying special attention to the safety instructions. Persons who are not familiar with this manu- al must not use the appliance. We wish you much pleasure and great sewing successes! Questions concerning machine, service and customer care KONTAKT CONTACT
  • 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: An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in. Always unplug this appliance from the electric outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.
  • Page 4 Never place anything on the pedal. Never use the machine if the air vents are blocked, keep the air vents of the machine and the foot pedal free from dust, fusel and leftovers. The machine must only be used with designated foot controller, in order to avoid a hazard.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Principal parts of the machine ..............7 Accessories ....................8 Connecting the machine ................9 Sewing table ....................10 Free arm ......................10 Winding the bobbin .................11-12 Inserting the bobbin ................12-13 Threading the upper thread ..............14-15 Two-step presser foot lifter ................. 15 Automatic Needle Threader.................16 Raising the bobbin thread ................
  • Page 6 Contents Zipper inseon..................33-35 Inserting a centered zipper ............33 Inserting a side zipper .............. 34 Gathering ..................35 Dual feed foot ................36 Free motion darning, embroidery and monogramming .....37-39 Darning ..................37 Preparation for embroidering and monogramming ....38 Monogramming .................39 Applique ..................40 Scallop stitching ................41 Shell tuck stitching .................41 Scallop stitching ................41 Patchwork ..................42 Overlock Stitches ................43...
  • Page 7: Principal Parts Of The Machine

    Principal parts of the machine Thread tension dial Thread take-up lever Thread cutting Presser foot Needle plate Accessory box Reverse sewing lever Bobbin winder stopper Stitch width dial Stitch length dial Pattern selector dial One Step Buttonhole lever Automatic threader Horizontal spool pin Bobbin winder spindle Hole for auxiliary spool...
  • Page 8: Accessories

    Accessories Standard All purpose foot Zipper foot Buttonhole foot Button sewing foot Seam ripper/ brush Edge/ quilting guide Pack of needle Spool holder Bobbin (3x) L-screwdriver Darnig plate Second spool pin Spool pin feit Optional Satin stitch foot Overcasting foot Hemmer foot Cording foot Blind hem foot Darning/ Embroidery foot...
  • Page 9: Connecting The Machine

    Connecting machine to power source 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 10: Sewing Table

    Sewing table Hold the sewing table horizontally, then pull toward the left to remove it from the machine. Attach the sewing table, and then push it to the right. The inside of the snap-in sewing table is used as an accessory box. Free arm Free-arm sewing is convenient for sewing tubular areas such as pant...
  • Page 11: Winding The Bobbin

    Winding the bobbin READ THE STEPS ON THE NEXT PAGE...
  • Page 12: Inserting The Bobbin

    Winding the bobbin Place the thread and spool holder onto the spool pin. Fix the thread with the spool holder. Snap thread into thread guide. Wind thread clockwise around bobbin winder tension discs. Thread bobbin as illustrated and place on spindle. Push bobbin spindle to right. Hold thread end.
  • Page 13 Remove the bobbin from the bobbin case. Hold the bobbin case with one hand. Insert the bobbin so that the thread runs in a clockwise direction (arrow). Pull the thread through the slit and under the finger. Leave a 6 inch tail of thread. Make sure the bobbin case finger fits into the notch at the top of the race as illustrated.
  • Page 14: Threading The Upper Thread

    Threading the upper thread Please note: It is important to carry out the threading correctly otherwise sewing problems may result.
  • Page 15: Two-Step Presser Foot Lifter

    Threading the upper thread Start by raising the needle to its highest point. Continue turning the handwheel counterclockwise until the needle just slightly begins to descend. Raise the presser foot to release the tension discs. Place the spool of thread on the spool pin so that the thread comes from the front of the spool, then place the spool cap at the end of the spool pin.
  • Page 16: Automatic Needle Threader

    Automatic Needle threader Raise the needle to its highest position. Press lever (A) down as far as it will go. The threader automatically swings to the threading position (B). Pass thread around thread guide (C). Pass the thread in front of the needle around the hook (D) from Bottom to top. Releaser lever (A). Pull the thread through the needle eye.
  • Page 17: Raising The Bobbin Thread

    Raising the bobbin thread Hold the upper thread with the left hand. Turn the handwheel towards you (counterclockwise) lowering it, then raise the needle. Note: If it is difficult to raise the bobbin thread, make sure the thread is not trapped by the hinged cover or the sewing table. Gently pull on the upper thread to bring the bobbin thread up through the needle plate hole.
  • Page 18: 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 causes problems. Insert the needle following the illustrated instructions. Turn the handwheel towards you (counterclockwise) lowering, then raising the needle.
  • Page 19: Matching Needle/ Fabric/ Thread

    Matching needle/ fabric/ thread NEEDLE FABRICS THREAD SIZE 9-11 (65-75) Lightweight fabrics-thin cottons, Light-duty thread in cotton, voile, serge, silk, muslin, Qiana, nylon, polyester or cotton interlocks, cotton knits, tricot, wrapped polyester. jerseys, crepes, woven polyester, shirt & blouse fabrics. Medium weight fabrics-cotton, Most threads sold are 11-14 (80-90) satin, kettleclote, sailcloth,...
  • Page 20: 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 using the presser foot lifter. Raise the lever (e) and the foot disen- gages.
  • Page 21: Thread Tension

    Thread tension Upper thread tension (1) Basic upper thread tension setting: "AUTO". To increase the tension, turn the dial to the next higher number. To reduce the tension, turn the dial to the next lower number. A. Normal thread tension B. Upper thread tension too loose C.
  • Page 22: How To Choose Your Pattern

    How to choose your pattern To select a stitch, simply turn the pattern selector dial. The pattern selector dial may be turned in either direction . For straight stitch select pattern or with the pattern selector dial. Adjust the stitch length with the stitch length dial. For zigzag stitch, select pattern with the pat-...
  • Page 23 How to choose your pattern Function of stitch width dial The maximum zigzag sitch width for zigzag stitching is 5mm. However, the width can be reduced on any patterns. The width increases as you move the stitch width dial from 0 to 5.
  • Page 24: 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.
  • Page 25: Reverse, Sewing With The Cording Foot

    Useful skills Reverse Reverse stitching is used to secure the threads at the beginning and at the end of a seam. Press the reverse sewing lever and sew 4-5 stitches. The machine will sew forward when the button is released. Cutting the thread Bring the thread take up lever to its highest position, raise the presser foot...
  • Page 26: Sewing Thin Fabrics

    Useful skills Sewing thin fabrics When sewing thin fabrics, the stitching may become 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. Stabilizer material or paper Sewing stretch fabrics Baste the pieces of fabric together, and then sew without stretching the fabric.
  • Page 27: 3-Step Zigzag

    3-step zigzag Sewing on lace and elastic, darning, mending, reinforcing edges. Set the machine as illustrated. Place the patch in position. The stitch length can be shortened to produce very close stitches. When mending tears, it is advisable to use a piece of backing fabric as reinforcement.
  • Page 28: Overcasting Stitches, Sewing With The Hemmer Foot

    Overcasting stitches Sewing overcasting stitches along the edge of fabric prevent it from fraying. Using the all purpose foot Change the presser foot to the all purpose foot. Sewing the overcasting along the edge of the fabric so that the needle drops over the edge of the fabric on the right side.
  • Page 29: Blind Hem

    Blind Hem Secure the bottom of skirts and pants with a blind hem, this stitch will sew without stitches showed on the right side of the fabric. Blind hem for stretch fabrics. Blind hem for firm fabrics. Fold the fabric as illustrated with the left side uppermost. Place the reversed fabric under the presser foot. Turn the handwheel (20) forwards by hand until the needle is fully to the left. It should just pierce the fold of the fabric. If it does not, adjust the stitch width accordingly. 3/4. Adjust the guide (3) by turning the dial (4) so that the guide just rests against the fold.
  • Page 30: 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. Please Note: Before sewing a buttonhole on your project, practice on a scrap piece of the same type of fabric. Using tailor's chalk, mark the position of the buttonhole on the fabric. Attach the buttonhole foot and set the pattern selector dial to Set the stitch length dial to .
  • Page 31: Making A Buttonhole On Stretch Fabrics

    Buttonhole stitch Cut the center of the buttonhole being careful not to cut any stitches on either side. Use a pin on the buttonhole so you do not cut too many stitches. Please Note: When cutting the buttonhole with the seam ripper, do not place your hands in the cutting direction, otherwise injuries may result.
  • Page 32: Button Sewing

    Button sewing Install the darning plate. (2) Change presser foot to button sewing foot. Position the work under the foot. (1) Place the but- ton on the marked position and lower the foot. Set the pattern selector knob on straight stitch and sew a few securing stitches. Select the zig-zag stitch width according to the distance between the two holes of the button. Turn the handwheel to check if the needle goes into the right and the left hole of the button without any obstruction (adjust the stitch width according to the button).
  • Page 33: Zipper Inseon

    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 the needle could hit the presser foot and break when sewing other patterns.
  • Page 34: Inserting A Side Zipper

    Zipper insertion - 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 35: Gathering

    Zipper insertion - 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 36: Dual Feed Foot

    Dual feed foot Always try sewing without the dual feed foot first. It should only be used if necessary. It is easier to guide the material and you have a better view of your work when using the standard foot that is usually fitted on your machine. This machine enables you to obtain excellent results when working on a very wide range of fabrics, from the most delicate muslins to multi-layered...
  • Page 37: Free Motion Darning, Embroidery And Monogramming

    Free motion darning, embroidery and monogramming Set the machine as illustrated. Install the darning plate. (1) Remove the presser foot holder. (2) Attach the darning/embroidery foot to the presser foot bar. The lever (a) should be behind the needle clamp srew (b). Press the darning/embroidery foot on firmly from behind with your index finger and tighten the screw (c). (3) First sew round the edge of the hole (to secure the threads). (4) First row: Always work from left to right. Turn work by 1/4 and oversew. A darning ring is recommended for easier sewing and better results.
  • Page 38: Preparation For Embroidering And Monogramming

    Free motion darning, embroidery and monogramming Preparation for embroidering and monogramming * Embroider hoop is not included with the machine. - Install the darning plate, see page 35. - Remove the presser foot and the presser foot holder. - Draw the desired lettering or design on the right side of the fabric.
  • Page 39: Monogramming

    Free motion darning, embroidery and monogramming Monogramming Install the darning plate, see page 35. 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. Embroidery Install the darning plate, see page 35. Stitch along the outline of the design moving the embroidery hoop.
  • Page 40: Applique

    Applique 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 41: Scallop Stitching

    Scallop stitching The wave-shaped repeating pattern, that looks like shells, is called "scalloping". It is used to decorate the collar of blouses and the edges of knitting projects. Shell tuck stitching Use a lightweight fabric (tricot, for example). Fold and stitch on the bias. When the needle swings to the right, allow the needle to just clear the folded edge of the fabric. After stitching, open the fabric and iron press the tucks flat to one side.
  • Page 42: Patchwork

    Patchwork These stitches are used to join two pieces of fabric while leaving a space between their edges. Fold over the edges of the two pieces of fabric for the hem and baste the edges to a thin piece of paper leaving a small space between them. Set the pattern selector on Stitch along the edge, pulling both threads slightly when beginning to sew. Use thicker than normal threads for sewing.
  • Page 43: Overlock Stitches

    Overlock Stitches Attention: Use needles, ball point needles, or stretch needles! Seams, neatening, visible hems. Turn stitch length dial to "S1" or "S2". Stretch overlock For fine knits, jerseys, neck edges, ribbing. (1,2) Standard overlock For fine knits, jerseys, neck edges, ribbing. (3) All overlock sitches are suitable for sewing and neatening edges and visible seams in one operation. When neatening, the needle should just go over the edge of the fabric.
  • Page 44: Stretch Stitches

    Stretch Stitches Triple straight stitch: (1/3) For hardwearing seams. Turn the stitch length dial to "S1" or "S2" and select pattern . Stitch width dial: choose "0". The machine sews two stitches forwards and one stitch backwards. This gives triple reinforcement. Triple zig-zag: (2/4) For hardwearing seams, hems and decorative seams. Turn the stitch length dial to "S1" or "S2" and select pattern . Stitch width dial: choose 3-5. Triple zig zag is suitable for firm fabrics like denim, corduroy, etc.
  • Page 45: Smocking Stitch

    Smocking Stitch Seams, hems, T-shirts, underwear, etc. Set the machine as illustrated. Turn the stitch length dial to "S1". The stitch can be used for all types of jersey as well as for woven fabrics. (1) Sew at 1cm from the fabric edge and trim the surplus fabric.
  • Page 46: Practical Stitches

    Practical Stitches Set the machine as illustrated. Turn the stitch length dial to suit the fabric. Shell ham (1) For decorative edges. Suitable for edges on sheer, fine and stretch fabrics. The larger stitch should go just over the edge of the fabric to create the shell effect. Rampart (2) For flat joining seams, sewing on elastic, visible hems. This stitch can be used for firm, thicker fabrics.
  • Page 47: Maintenance

    Maintenance Attention: When cleaning the machine, it must always be disconnected from the electricity supply. Remove the stitch plate: Turn the handwheel until the needle is fully raised. Open the hinged front cover and unscrew the needle plate screw with the screw driver. Cleaning the feed dog: Clean the feed dog and bobbin case with a brush.
  • Page 48: 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 49 Trouble shooting guide Problem Cause Correction Reference 6. The presser foot that is used 6. Attach the presser foot that is not appropriate for the type is appropriate for the type Needle of stitch that you wish to of stitch that you wish to sew. breaks sew.
  • Page 50: Disposal

    Trouble shooting guide Problem Cause Correction Reference 4. Thread is caught in the hook. 1. Remove the upper thread and bobbin case, turn the handwheel backwards and machine forwards and remove the is noisy thread remands. 5. The feed dogs are packed with 2.
  • Page 51 Notes...

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