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Brother CS-80 Operation Manual

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    DIC181p S2_BrotherE_cover ENGLISH 885-S06 XC5247-0211 Printed in China...

  • Page 2: Accessories

    Accessories Note (For U.S.A. only) ● Foot controller: Model N5V This foot controller can be used on this machine model CS-8060/CS-80. ● The screw of the presser foot holder is available through your authorized dealer. (Part code: XA4813-051) 10.* * 75/11 2 needles...

  • Page 3: Names Of Machine Parts And Their Functions, Front View And Functions

    S2_brotherE.book Page B Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions The names of the various parts of the sewing machine and their functions are described below. Before using the sewing machine, carefully read these descriptions to learn the names of the machine parts. Front view 1 Thread cassette compartment cover 2 Thread cassette compartment...

  • Page 4: Needle And Presser Foot Section

    S2_brotherE.book Page C Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM ———————————————————————————————————————— Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions Needle and presser foot section 1 Buttonhole lever Lower the buttonhole lever when sewing buttonholes and bar tacks. 2 Needle bar thread hook Pass the upper thread through the needle bar thread hook.

  • Page 5: Operation Buttons

    S2_brotherE.book Page D Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Operation buttons The operation buttons help you to easily perform various basic sewing machine operations. 1 Thread cassette indicator The indicator lights up or goes off depending on the condition of the sewing machine. Green: A thread cassette can be inserted.

  • Page 6: Operation Panel

    S2_brotherE.book Page E Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM ———————————————————————————————————————— Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions Operation panel The operation panel, located on the front of the sewing machine, consists of various buttons and sliders for specifying how the stitch will be sewn. 1 Stitches There are 50 stitches.

  • Page 7: Optional Accessories

    S2_brotherE.book Page 1 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Optional Accessories The following are available as optional accessories. 1. Side cutter Part code: SA177, XC3879-002 2. Quilting guide Part code: SA132, XC2215-002 3. Guide foot Part code: SA133, XC1957-002 4. Walking foot Part code: SA140, XC2214-002 5.

  • Page 8: Introduction, Sewing Machine Features

    S2_brotherE.book Page 2 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Introduction Thank you for purchasing this sewing machine. Before using this sewing machine, carefully read the “Important Safety Instructions” (page 6), and then study this manual for the correct operation of the various functions. In addition, after you have finished reading this manual, store it where it can quickly be accessed for future reference.

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    S2_brotherE.book Page 3 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Contents Enclosed Accessories ... Cover A Accessories ...Cover A Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions ... Cover B Front view ...Cover B Needle and presser foot section ...Cover C Right-side/rear view ...Cover C Operation buttons ...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    S2_brotherE.book Page 4 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— SEWING BASICS ...41 Sewing ... 42 General sewing procedure ... 43 Positioning the fabric ... 44 Starting to sew ... 45 Securing the stitching ... 47 Cutting the thread ... 49 Adjusting the Thread Tension ...50 Changing the tension of the upper thread ...

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    S2_brotherE.book Page 5 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM APPENDIX ...95 Stitch Settings ...96 Utility stitches ... 96 Maintenance ...100 Cleaning the machine surface ... 100 Cleaning the shuttle ... 100 Troubleshooting ...102 Error messages ...106 Operation beep ... 106 Changing the needle stop position ...107 Index ...108...

  • Page 12: Important Safety Instructions

    S2_brotherE.book Page 6 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Important Safety Instructions When using this machine, basic safety precautions should always be taken, including the following: Read all instructions before using. DANGER To reduce the risk of electric shock: 1. The machine should never be left unattended while plugged in. Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 7 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA AND CYPRUS ONLY If this machine is fitted with a three-pin non-rewireable BS plug then please read the following. IMPORTANT If the available socket outlet is not suitable for the plug supplied with this equipment, it should be cut off and an appropriate three-pin plug fitted.

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    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 dealer. For additional product information and updates, visit our web site at www.brother.com...

  • Page 15: Getting Ready

    S2_brotherE.book Page 9 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY The various preparations required before starting to sew are described in this chapter. Turning the Machine On/Off ...10 Winding/Installing the Bobbin ...12 Upper Threading ...18 Replacing the Needle ...30 Replacing the Presser Foot ...35 Sewing Cylindrical Pieces ...40...

  • Page 16: Turning The Machine On/off, Power Supply Precautions

    S2_brotherE.book Page 10 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Turning the Machine On/Off This section explains how to turn the sewing machine on and off. Power supply precautions Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the power supply. WARNING Use only regular household electricity for the power source.

  • Page 17: Turning On The Machine, Turning Off The Machine

    S2_brotherE.book Page 11 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Turning on the machine Make sure that the sewing machine is turned off (the main power switch is set to “O”), and then plug the power supply cord into the power supply jack on the right side of the machine.

  • Page 18: Winding The Bobbin, Winding/installing The Bobbin, Bobbin Precautions

    S2_brotherE.book Page 12 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Winding/Installing the Bobbin This section describes how to wind the thread onto the bobbin, and then insert the bobbin thread. Bobbin precautions Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the bobbin. CAUTION Only use the bobbin (part code: SA156, XA5539-151) designed specifically for this sewing machine.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 13 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right. Place the spool of thread for the bobbin onto the bobbin thread spool pin. Slide the spool cap onto the bobbin thread spool pin. With the rounded side of the spool cap positioned toward the left, slide the spool cap onto the bobbin thread spool pin as far as...

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 14 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Memo G When using thread that winds off quickly, such as transparent nylon thread or metallic thread, place the enclosed spool net over the spool before placing the spool of thread onto the spool pin.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 15 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Slide the sewing speed controller to the right (so that the speed will be fast). 1 Sewing speed controller Press (start/stop button) once. 1 Start/stop button The bobbin starts spinning and the thread is wound around the bobbin.

  • Page 22: Installing The Bobbin

    S2_brotherE.book Page 16 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Installing the bobbin Install the bobbin wound with thread. CAUTION Use a bobbin thread that has been correctly wound, otherwise the needle may break or the thread tension will be incorrect.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 17 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Reattach the bobbin cover. Insert the tab in the lower-left corner of the bobbin cover, and then lightly press down on the right side. The lower threading is finished. Next, thread the upper thread. Continue with the procedure in “Upper Threading”...

  • Page 24: Upper Threading, About The Spool Of Thread

    S2_brotherE.book Page 18 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Upper Threading In this section, the procedures for positioning the spool for the upper thread and threading the needle are described. CAUTION When threading the upper thread, carefully follow the instructions. If the upper threading is not correct, the thread may become tangled or the needle may bend or break.

  • Page 25: Loading The Spool Into The Thread Cassette

    S2_brotherE.book Page 19 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM CAUTION Two spool cap sizes are available, allowing you to choose a spool cap that best fits the size of spool being used. If the spool cap is too small for the spool being used, the thread may catch on the slit in the spool or the needle may break.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 20 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Push the thread cassette eject lever on the left side of the machine toward the back. 1 Thread cassette eject lever The thread cassette is raised. • If the sewing machine is turned off, the thread cassette will not be ejected correctly.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 21 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM While holding the end of the thread with your right hand and the thread cassette with your left hand, close the cover. Pass the thread through the slit in the top of the thread cassette.

  • Page 28: Threading The Needle

    S2_brotherE.book Page 22 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Pull the thread under the disc at the front in the lower-left corner and around to the right, and then cut the thread with the cutter. Follow arrow 6 indicated on the thread cassette.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 23 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM • If the needle is not raised to the correct position, the needle cannot be threaded with the needle threader. Be sure to check that the thread cassette indicator is lit up in green before inserting the thread cassette.

  • Page 30: Using The Extra Spool Pin

    S2_brotherE.book Page 24 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Close the thread cassette compartment cover. Now that the upper threading and the lower threading are finished, you are ready to begin sewing. Note G When inserting the thread cassette into its compartment, slowly press it down.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 25 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Thread the thread cassette with the thread from the spool on the extra spool pin. • For more details, refer to “ Loading the spool into the thread cassette” (page 19). Insert the thread cassette (with the extra spool pin attached) into the thread cassette compartment.

  • Page 32: Using The Twin Needle

    S2_brotherE.book Page 26 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Using the twin needle Using the twin needle, you can sew two parallel lines of the same stitch with two different colors. Both upper threads should have the same thickness and quality.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 27 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Insert the thread cassette (with the extra spool pin attached) into the thread cassette compartment. • For more details, refer to step the extra spool pin” (page 24). Pass both threads through the needle bar thread hook.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 28 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Start sewing. • For details on starting to sew, refer to “ Starting to sew” (page 45). Two lines of stitching are sewn parallel to each other. Note G When changing the sewing direction, press (needle position button) to raise the needle from the fabric, and then raise the...

  • Page 35: Pulling Up The Bobbin Thread

    S2_brotherE.book Page 29 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Pulling up the bobbin thread When making gathers or before free-motion quilting, first pull up the bobbin thread as described below. Insert the bobbin into the shuttle. • Refer to steps through bobbin”...

  • Page 36: Replacing The Needle, Needle Precautions, Needle Types And Their Uses

    S2_brotherE.book Page 30 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Replacing the Needle This section provides information on sewing machine needles. Needle precautions Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the handling of the needle. Failure to observe these precautions is extremely dangerous, for example, if the needle breaks and fragments are dispersed.

  • Page 37: Checking The Needle

    S2_brotherE.book Page 31 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Memo G The smaller the thread number, the thicker the thread, and the larger the needle number, the thicker the needle. G Use the ball point needle when sewing on stretch fabrics or fabrics where skipped stitches easily occur.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 32 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Replacing the needle Replace the needle as described below. Use the screwdriver and a needle that has been determined to be straight according to the instructions in “ Checking the needle” . Press (needle position button) once or twice to raise the needle.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 33 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM While holding the needle with your left hand, use the screwdriver to tighten the needle clamp screw. Install the twin needle in the same way. CAUTION Be sure to insert the needle until it touches the needle stopper and securely tighten the needle clamp screw with the screwdriver, otherwise the needle may...

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 34 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Lower the needle-changing tool. The needle can be removed from the needle bar. Insert the new needle into the hole in the needle-changing tool. Insert the needle with the flat side of the needle toward the rear of the machine.

  • Page 41: Replacing The Presser Foot, Presser Foot Precautions, Replacing The Presser Foot

    S2_brotherE.book Page 35 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Replacing the Presser Foot The presser foot presses down on the fabric. Presser foot precautions Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the presser feet. CAUTION Use the presser foot appropriate for the type of stitch that you wish to sew, otherwise the needle may hit the presser foot, causing the needle to bend or break.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 36 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Press the black button at the back of the presser foot holder. 1 Black button 2 Presser foot holder The presser foot holder releases the presser foot. Place a different presser foot below the holder so that the presser foot pin is aligned with the notch in the holder.

  • Page 43: Removing The Presser Foot Holder

    S2_brotherE.book Page 37 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Removing the presser foot holder Remove the presser foot holder when cleaning the sewing machine or when installing a presser foot that does not use the presser foot holder, such as the quilting foot.

  • Page 44: Using The Optional Walking Foot

    S2_brotherE.book Page 38 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Using the optional walking foot With the walking foot, both pieces of fabric are fed evenly by the feed dogs and the teeth on the presser foot. This is useful when sewing fabrics that are hard to feed such as vinyl and leather and when sewing fabrics that easily slip such as velvets or when quilting.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 39 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Raise the presser foot lever. 1 Presser foot lever The presser foot is raised. With a screwdriver, loosen the presser foot holder screw, and then remove the walking foot. 1 Presser foot holder screw Attach the presser foot holder.

  • Page 46: Sewing Cylindrical Pieces, Free-arm Sewing

    S2_brotherE.book Page 40 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM GETTING READY ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sewing Cylindrical Pieces Free-arm sewing makes sewing cylindrical pieces easy. Free-arm sewing Removing the flap allows for free-arm sewing, making it easier to sew cylindrical pieces such as sleeve cuffs and pant legs.

  • Page 47: Sewing Basics

    S2_brotherE.book Page 41 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM SEWING BASICS The necessary preparations for sewing are described in this chapter. Sewing ...42 Adjusting the Thread Tension ...50 Adjusting the Stitch Width and Length ...51 Useful Sewing Tips ...53...

  • Page 48: Sewing

    S2_brotherE.book Page 42 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM SEWING BASICS ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sewing Basic sewing operations are described below. Before operating the sewing machine, read the following precautions. CAUTION While the machine is in operation, pay special attention to the needle location. In addition, keep your hands away from all moving parts such as the needle and balance wheel, otherwise injuries may occur.

  • Page 49: General Sewing Procedure

    S2_brotherE.book Page 43 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM General sewing procedure Follow the basic procedures below to sew. Turn on the sewing machine. Turn on the For details on turning on the machine, refer to “ Turning on the machine” machine.

  • Page 50: Positioning The Fabric

    S2_brotherE.book Page 44 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM SEWING BASICS ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Positioning the fabric Be sure that the fabric pieces are sewn in the correct order and that the right and wrong sides of the fabric are aligned correctly. Turn on the sewing machine.

  • Page 51: Starting To Sew

    Insert the foot controller plug into its jack on the side of the sewing machine. 1 Foot controller jack Note (For U.S.A. only) ● Foot controller: Model N5V This foot controller can be used on this machine model CS-8060/CS-80. Sewing...

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 46 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM SEWING BASICS ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Turn on the sewing machine. Slide the sewing speed controller to the left or right to select the desired sewing speed. Slide the sewing speed controller to the left to sew at a slower speed, or slide the speed controller to the right to sew at a faster speed.

  • Page 53: Securing The Stitching

    S2_brotherE.book Page 47 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Securing the stitching When sewing with the straight stitch, for example, at the end of an opening or where seams do not overlap, use reverse stitching or reinforcement stitching to secure the end of the thread. Lower the needle into the fabric at the beginning of the stitching, and then lower the presser foot lever.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 48 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM SEWING BASICS ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— After 3 to 5 reverse stitches have been sewn, release (reverse/reinforcement stitch button). The machine stops sewing. Press (start/stop button), or press down on the foot controller. At this time, if the start/stop button is held pressed, the machine sews at a low speed.

  • Page 55: Cutting The Thread

    S2_brotherE.book Page 49 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Cutting the thread When you have finished sewing, cut the threads. When you wish to finish the stitching and the sewing machine is stopped, press (needle position button) once to raise the needle.

  • Page 56: Adjusting The Thread Tension, Changing The Tension Of The Upper Thread

    S2_brotherE.book Page 50 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM SEWING BASICS ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Adjusting the Thread Tension The tensions of the upper thread and of the bobbin thread (thread tension) should be adjusted so that they are equal. Changing the tension of the upper thread If the thread and needle combination is correct for the type of fabric being sewn (according to “...

  • Page 57: Adjusting The Stitch Width And Length, Adjusting The Stitch Width

    S2_brotherE.book Page 51 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Adjusting the Stitch Width and Length The zigzag width (pattern width) and stitch length of utility stitches can be adjusted. Normally, when a stitch is selected, the appropriate width and length are automatically selected. For details on the range of values within which the width and length can be set, refer to “...

  • Page 58: Adjusting The Stitch Length

    S2_brotherE.book Page 52 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM SEWING BASICS ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Adjusting the stitch length Press the stitch length adjustment button in the operation panel. The stitch length adjustment indicator lights Slide the stitch length adjustment slider to the left or right.

  • Page 59: Useful Sewing Tips, Trial Sewing, Changing The Sewing Direction, Sewing Curves

    S2_brotherE.book Page 53 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Useful Sewing Tips Various ways to achieve better results for your sewing projects are described below. Refer to these tips when sewing your project. Trial sewing After you have set up the machine with the thread and needle appropriate for the type of fabric being sewn, the machine automatically sets the thread tension and stitch length and width for the stitch that...

  • Page 60: Sewing Thick Fabrics

    S2_brotherE.book Page 54 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM SEWING BASICS ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sewing thick fabrics I If the fabric does not fit under the presser foot If the fabric does not fit easily under the presser foot, raise the presser foot lever even higher to bring the presser foot to its highest position.

  • Page 61: Sewing Thin Fabrics, Sewing Stretch Fabrics, Sewing An Even Seam Allowance

    S2_brotherE.book Page 55 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM 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.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 56 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM SEWING BASICS ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————...

  • Page 63: Utility Stitches

    S2_brotherE.book Page 57 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES The various stitches and their applications are described in this chapter. Selecting Stitching ...58 Overcasting Stitches ...60 Basic Stitching ...64 Blind Hem Stitching ...65 Buttonhole Stitching ...67 Zipper Insertion ...73 Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape ...77 Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching ...79 Reinforcement Stitching ...85...

  • Page 64: Selecting Stitching, Selecting Stitching

    S2_brotherE.book Page 58 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Selecting Stitching You can select any of the various types of stitching available. Selecting stitching Using the operation panel keys, select the desired stitch. When the sewing machine is turned on, the straight stitch ( left needle position) is selected.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 59 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM To adjust the stitch width, slide the stitch width adjustment slider to the left or right. Press the stitch width adjustment button, and then slide the stitch width adjustment slider to adjust the stitch width.

  • Page 66: Overcasting Stitches, Sewing Overcasting Stitches Using Overcasting Foot "g

    S2_brotherE.book Page 60 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Overcasting Stitches Sew overcasting stitches along the edges of cut fabric to prevent them from fraying. Seven stitches are available for overcasting. The procedure for sewing overcasting stitch is explained according to the presser foot that is used. Sewing overcasting stitches using overcasting foot “G”...

  • Page 67: Sewing Overcasting Stitches Using Zigzag Foot "j

    S2_brotherE.book Page 61 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot “J” Three stitches can be used to sew overcasting stitches with zigzag foot “ J” . Stitch Name Application Pattern Zigzag stitch (center Preventing fraying (center baseline/ needle reverse stitching) position)

  • Page 68: Sewing Overcasting Stitches Using The Optional Side Cutter

    S2_brotherE.book Page 62 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sewing overcasting stitches using the optional side cutter Using the side cutter, seam allowances can be finished while the edge of the fabric is cut off. The following four stitches can be used to sew overcasting.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 63 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Raise the presser foot lever to check that the side cutter is securely attached. CAUTION If the thread cassette is to be installed with the side cutter attached, be sure to lower the presser foot lever.

  • Page 70: Basic Stitching, Basic Stitching

    S2_brotherE.book Page 64 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Basic Stitching Straight stitches are used for sewing plain seams. Three stitches are available for basic stitching. Stitch Name Application Pattern Straight Basic stitching and sewing gathers or stitch (left pintucks (left baseline/reverse needle...

  • Page 71: Blind Hem Stitching

    S2_brotherE.book Page 65 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Blind Hem Stitching Secure the bottoms of skirts and pants with a blind hem. Two stitches are available for blind hem stitching. Stitch Name Application Pattern Blind hem stitching on mediumweight fabrics Blind hem stitch...

  • Page 72

    S2_brotherE.book Page 66 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Adjust the stitch width until the needle slightly catches the fold of the hem. 1 Needle drop point 1 Needle drop point 2 Wider stitch 3 Narrower stitch I If the needle catches too much of the hem fold If the needle catches too much of the hem...

  • Page 73: Buttonhole Stitching

    S2_brotherE.book Page 67 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Buttonhole Stitching Buttonholes can be sewn and buttons can be sewn on. Five stitches are available for sewing one-step buttonholes. Stitch Name Application Pattern Horizontal buttonholes on thin and mediumweight fabrics Buttonholes with bar tacks on both ends for stabilized fabrics Buttonhole...

  • Page 74: Buttonhole Sewing

    S2_brotherE.book Page 68 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Buttonhole sewing The maximum buttonhole length is about 28 mm (1-1/8 inch) (diameter + thickness of the button). Buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below. 1 Reinforcement stitching The names of parts of buttonhole foot “...

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 69 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM I If the button does not fit in the button guide plate Add together the diameter and thickness of the button, and then set the button guide plate to the calculated length. (The distance between the markings on the presser foot scale is 5 mm (3/16 inch).) 1 Presser foot scale...

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 70 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Raise the presser foot lever, remove the fabric, and cut the thread. Raise the buttonhole lever to its original position. Insert a pin along the inside of one bar tack at the end of the buttonhole stitching to prevent the stitching from being cut.

  • Page 77: Button Sewing

    S2_brotherE.book Page 71 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM I Sewing buttonholes on stretch fabrics When sewing buttonholes on stretch fabrics, use a gimp thread. Hook the gimp thread onto the part of buttonhole foot “A” shown in the illustration so that it fits into the grooves, and then loosely tie it.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 72 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Place the button into button-sewing foot “M”. 1 Button • When attaching four-hole buttons, first sew the two holes closest to you. Then, slide the button so that the needle goes into the two holes toward the rear of the sewing machine, and then sew them in the same way.

  • Page 79: Zipper Insertion, Inserting A Centered Zipper

    S2_brotherE.book Page 73 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Zipper Insertion A zipper can be sewn in place. Stitch Name Application Pattern Straight stitch (center Attaching zippers needle Sewing concealed seams and pintucks position) There are many methods for inserting zippers. The procedures for inserting a centered zipper and a side zipper are described below.

  • Page 80: Inserting A Side Zipper

    S2_brotherE.book Page 74 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Select stitch • For details, refer to “ Selecting stitching” (page 58). CAUTION When using zipper foot “I”, be sure to select the straight stitch (center needle position), and slowly turn the balance wheel toward you to check that the needle does not touch the presser foot.

  • Page 81

    S2_brotherE.book Page 75 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Press the seam allowance so that the right side (the side that will not be stitched) has an extra 3 mm (1/8 inch). 1 Wrong side of fabric 2 3 mm (1/8 inch) Align the zipper teeth with the pressed edge of the fabric having the extra 3 mm (1/8 inch), and then baste or pin the zipper in place.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 76 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Close the zipper, turn over the fabric, and then baste the other side of the zipper to the fabric. 1 Basting stitching Attach the presser foot holder to the other pin of zipper foot “I”.

  • Page 83: Sewing Stretch Fabrics And Elastic Tape, Stretch Stitching, Elastic Attaching

    S2_brotherE.book Page 77 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape Stretch fabrics can be sewn and elastic tape can be attached. Stitch Name Application Pattern Stretch Stretch fabrics stitch 3-point Attaching elastic zigzag stitch Observe the corresponding precautions when performing each of the following stitching operations. Stretch stitching Attach zigzag foot “J”.

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    S2_brotherE.book Page 78 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Select stitch • For details, refer to “ Selecting stitching” (page 58). Sew the elastic tape to the fabric while stretching the tape so that it is the same length as the fabric.

  • Page 85: Appliqué, Patchwork And Quilt Stitching

    S2_brotherE.book Page 79 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching The stitches that can be used for sewing appliqués, patchwork and quilts are described below. Stitch Name Application Pattern Attaching appliqués (center baseline/ reverse stitching) Zigzag stitch Appliqué...

  • Page 86: Appliqué Stitching

    S2_brotherE.book Page 80 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Appliqué stitching Cut out the appliqué, leaving a seam allowance of between 3 and 5 mm (1/8 and 3/16 inch). 1 Seam allowance Place a pattern made of thick paper on the back of the appliqué, and then fold over the seam allowance using an iron.

  • Page 87: Patchwork (crazy Quilt) Stitching, Piecing

    S2_brotherE.book Page 81 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching Fold the edge of the top piece of fabric and place it over the lower piece. Sew the two pieces of fabric together so the pattern spans over both pieces. Piecing Sewing together two pieces of fabric is called “...

  • Page 88: Quilting

    S2_brotherE.book Page 82 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Memo G To change the width of the seam allowance (the needle position), adjust the stitch width. Quilting Sandwiching batting between the top and bottom layers of fabric is called “ quilting” . Quilts can easily be sewn using the optional walking foot and the optional quilting guide.

  • Page 89: Free-motion Quilting

    S2_brotherE.book Page 83 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM I Using the optional quilting guide Use the quilting guide to sew parallel stitches that are equally spaced. Insert the stem of the quilter into the hole at the rear of the walking foot or presser foot holder.

  • Page 90

    S2_brotherE.book Page 84 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Slide the drop feed lever, located at the rear of the machine on the base, to right as seen from the front of the machine). 1 Feed dog position switch (as seen from the rear of the machine) The feed dogs are lowered.

  • Page 91: Reinforcement Stitching, Triple Stretch Stitching, Bar Tack Stitching

    S2_brotherE.book Page 85 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Reinforcement Stitching Reinforce points that will be subject to strain, such as sleeve holes, inseams and pocket corners. Stitch Name Application Pattern Triple Reinforcing the seams of sleeves and stretch inseams stitch Bar tack Reinforcing the ends of openings,...

  • Page 92

    S2_brotherE.book Page 86 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Attach buttonhole foot “A”. • For details, refer to “ Replacing the presser foot” (page 35). Select stitch • For details, refer to “ Selecting stitching” (page 58). Position the fabric so that the opening of the pocket faces toward you, and then lower the presser foot lever so that the needle drops...

  • Page 93: Eyelet Stitching

    S2_brotherE.book Page 87 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Eyelet Stitching Eyelets, such as those on belts, can be sewn. Three sizes of eyelets are possible: 7 mm, 6 mm and 5 mm (1/4, 15/64 and 3/16 inch). Stitch Name Application Pattern Sewing eyelets, for example,...

  • Page 94: Decorative Stitching

    S2_brotherE.book Page 88 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Decorative Stitching Various decorative stitches can be sewn with this sewing machine. Stitch Name Application Pattern Fagoting Sewing two pieces of fabric stitch together across an open seam Joining Decorative bridging stitches stitch...

  • Page 95: Fagoting

    S2_brotherE.book Page 89 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM 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. Use an iron to fold the two pieces of fabric along their seams.

  • Page 96: Scallop Stitching, Smocking

    S2_brotherE.book Page 90 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Scallop stitching The wave-shaped repeating pattern that looks like shells is called “ scalloping” . It is used on the collars of blouses and to decorate the edges of handkerchiefs.

  • Page 97: Joining

    S2_brotherE.book Page 91 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Select stitch • For details, refer to “ Selecting stitching” (page 58). Stitch between the straight stitches. Pull out the threads for the straight stitches. Joining Decorative bridging stitches can be sewn over the seam allowance of joined fabrics.

  • Page 98: Heirloom Stitching

    S2_brotherE.book Page 92 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Heirloom stitching When sewing with the wing needle, the needle holes are enlarged, creating a lace-like decorative stitch. This is used to decorate hems and tablecloths on thin or mediumweight fabrics in addition to plain weave fabrics.

  • Page 99

    S2_brotherE.book Page 93 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Attach monogramming foot “N”. • For details, refer to “ Replacing the presser foot” (page 35). Select stitch • For details, refer to “ Selecting stitching” (page 58). With the right side of the fabric facing up, sew along the right edge of the frayed section.

  • Page 100

    S2_brotherE.book Page 94 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM UTILITY STITCHES ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————...

  • Page 101: Appendix

    S2_brotherE.book Page 95 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM APPENDIX The various maintenance and troubleshooting procedures are described in this chapter. Stitch Settings ...96 Maintenance ...100 Troubleshooting ...102 Error messages ...106 Changing the needle stop position ...107 Index ...108...

  • Page 102: Stitch Settings, Utility Stitches

    S2_brotherE.book Page 96 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM APPENDIX —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Stitch Settings Applications, stitch lengths and widths and whether the twin needle can be used are listed for utility stitches in the following table. Utility stitches Stitch Name Pattern Application Basic stitching, sewing gathers or pintucks, etc.

  • Page 103

    S2_brotherE.book Page 97 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Stitch Name Pattern Application Patchwork stitching and decorative stitching Patchwork stitching, decorative stitching and Joining stitch sewing overcasting on both pieces of fabric, such as with tricot Patchwork stitching and decorative stitching Fagoting and decora- tive stitching Fagoting stitch...

  • Page 104

    S2_brotherE.book Page 98 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM APPENDIX —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Stitch Name Pattern Application Horizontal buttonholes on thin and medium- weight fabrics Secured buttonholes for fabrics that have back- ings Buttonhole Buttonholes for stretch stitch or knit fabrics Buttonholes for stretch fabrics Keyhole buttonholes for thick or furry fabrics...

  • Page 105

    S2_brotherE.book Page 99 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Stitch Name Pattern Application For decoration, etc. For decoration, etc. Decorative stitches For decoration, etc. For decoration, etc. For decoration, etc. For decoration, etc. Satin stitches For decoration, etc. For decoration, etc. Stitch Width Stitch Length [mm (inch.)]...

  • Page 106: Maintenance, Cleaning The Machine Surface, Cleaning The Shuttle

    S2_brotherE.book Page 100 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM APPENDIX —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Maintenance Simple sewing machine maintenance operations are described below. Cleaning the machine surface If the surface of the machine is dirty, lightly soak a cloth in neutral detergent, squeeze it out firmly, and then wipe the surface of the machine.

  • Page 107

    S2_brotherE.book Page 101 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Turn the balance wheel toward you until the tip of the shuttle hook aligns with the edge of the race shelf. 1 Shuttle race 2 Shuttle 3 Edge of the shuttle race 4 Tip of the shuttle hook •...

  • Page 108: Troubleshooting

    S2_brotherE.book Page 102 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM APPENDIX —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Troubleshooting If the machine stops operating correctly, check the following possible problems before requesting service. If the problem persists, contact your retailer or the nearest authorized service center. Symptom Probable Cause The machine is not turned on.

  • Page 109

    S2_brotherE.book Page 103 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Symptom Probable Cause The upper thread was not threaded correctly (for example, the spool is not installed correctly, the spool cap is too big for the spool being used, or the thread has come out of the nee- dle bar thread hook).

  • Page 110

    S2_brotherE.book Page 104 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM APPENDIX —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Symptom Probable Cause The upper thread was not threaded correctly, or the bobbin is incor- rectly installed. The spool is incorrectly installed. The combination of fabric, thread The fabric is and needle is not correct.

  • Page 111

    S2_brotherE.book Page 105 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Symptom Probable Cause The feed dogs are lowered. The stitch is too fine. The presser foot that is used is not The fabric does appropriate for the type of stitch that not feed.

  • Page 112: Error Messages, Operation Beep

    S2_brotherE.book Page 106 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM APPENDIX —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Error messages If the start/stop button is pressed before the sewing machine is correctly set up or if an operation is performed incorrectly, an error message appears in the stitch indicator. Follow the instructions that appear. If you press (Stitch selection key) or do the operation correctly while the error message is displayed, the message disappears.

  • Page 113: Changing The Needle Stop Position

    S2_brotherE.book Page 107 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM Changing the needle stop position Normally, the sewing machine is set to leave the needle in the fabric when sewing is stopped. Instead, the machine can be set to leave the needle raised when sewing is stopped. Turn off the sewing machine.

  • Page 114: Index

    S2_brotherE.book Page 108 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM APPENDIX —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Index Symbols + key ...Cover E Numerics 3-point zigzag stitch ...61 accessories ... Cover A air vent ... Cover C appliques ... 80 balance wheel ...Cover C bar tack ...85 basic stitching ...64 blind hem stitch ...

  • Page 115

    S2_brotherE.book Page 109 Thursday, February 13, 2003 11:03 AM patchwork stitching ...81 piecing ... 81 pocket corners ... 85 positioning fabric ... 44 presser foot ...Cover C presser foot holder ...Cover C presser foot lever ...Cover D quick reference guide ... Cover A quilting ...82 quilting foot ...

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