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GETTING READY
SEWING BASICS
UTILITY STITCHES
APPENDIX
Operation Manual
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  • Page 1 GETTING READY SEWING BASICS UTILITY STITCHES APPENDIX Operation Manual Computerized Sewing Machine...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Please read these safety instructions before attempting to use the machine. This machine is intended for household use. DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock: Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet immediately after using, when cleaning, when making any user servicing adjustments mentioned in this manual, or if you are leaving the machine unattended.
  • Page 3 Always keep your work area clear: • Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the sewing machine and foot control free from the build up of lint, dust, and loose cloth. • Do not store objects on the foot controller. •...
  • Page 4 Use accessories recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual. Save these instructions. The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice. For additional product information, visit our web site at www.brother.com...
  • Page 5 FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA AND CYPRUS ONLY IMPORTANT • In the event of replacing the plug fuse, use a fuse approved by ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying the mark, rating as marked on plug. • Always replace the fuse cover. Never use plugs with the fuse cover omitted. •...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Contents Important Safety Instructions ... 1 Contents ... 6 Introduction ... 8 Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions ... 8 Machine ... 8 Needle and presser foot section ... 9 Operation buttons ... 9 Operation panel ... 10 Flat bed attachment ...
  • Page 8 Useful Sewing Tips ... 48 Trial sewing ... 48 Changing the sewing direction ... 48 Sewing curves ... 48 Sewing thick fabrics ... 48 Sewing thin fabrics ... 49 Sewing stretch fabrics ... 49 Pulling up the bobbin thread ... 50 3.
  • Page 9: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for choosing this product. Before using this sewing machine, carefully read “Important Safety Instructions”, 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 10: Needle And Presser Foot Section

    Needle and presser foot section a Needle threader lever Use the needle threader to thread the needle. b Buttonhole lever Lower the buttonhole lever when sewing buttonholes and bar tacks. Operation buttons The operation buttons help you to easily perform various basic sewing machine operations. a Start/stop button Press the start/stop button to start or stop sewing.
  • Page 11: Operation Panel

    Operation panel The operation panel, located on the front of the sewing machine, allows you to select a stitch and specify how the stitch will be sewn. a LCD (liquid crystal display) The number of the selected stitch ( to be used ( ), the stitch length (mm) ( stitch width (mm) ( ) are displayed here.
  • Page 12: Accessories

    Accessories After opening the box, check that the following accessories are included. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your dealer. Included accessories The following items should also be included in the box. 10.* * 75/11 2 needles 90/14 2 needles 90/14 2 needles: Ball point needle (gold colored) Part Name U.S.A./...
  • Page 13: Optional Accessories

    ● To obtain optional accessories or parts, contact the nearest authorized dealership. ● All specifications are correct at the time of printing. The part codes are subject to change without notice. ● Visit your Brother dealer for a complete listing of optional accessories available for your machine. Part Code Part Name...
  • Page 14: Getting Ready

    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. Using other power sources may result in fire, electric shock, or damage to the machine.
  • Page 15: Turning On The Machine

    GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Turning on the machine Prepare the included power cord.
  • Page 16: Preparing For Upper And Lower Threading

    Preparing for Upper and Lower Threading Winding the bobbin Wind the thread onto the bobbin. CAUTION ● Only use the bobbin (part code: SA156, SFB(XA5539-151)) designed specifically for this sewing machine. Use of any other bobbin may result in injuries or damage to the machine. ●...
  • Page 17: Thread Guide

    GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Slide the spool cap onto the spool pin.
  • Page 18 While using your left hand to hold the thread that was passed through the bobbin-winding thread guide, use your right hand to wind the end of the thread clockwise around the bobbin five or six times. Pass the end of the thread through the slit in the bobbin winder seat, and then pull the thread to the right to cut it.
  • Page 19: Installing The Bobbin

    GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Installing the bobbin Install the bobbin wound with thread.
  • Page 20 Lightly hold down the bobbin with your right hand, and guide the thread through the slot, and then pull it toward you to cut it with the cutter. a Slot b Cutter The cutter cuts the thread. • Make sure that the thread is correctly passed through the flat spring of the bobbin case.
  • Page 21: Threading The Upper Thread

    GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Threading the upper thread In this section, the procedures for installing the spool for the upper thread and threading the needle are described.
  • Page 22 Press (needle position button) once or twice to raise the needle. a Needle position button • If the needle is not at the correct height, the sewing machine cannot be threaded. Check that the mark on the handwheel points up as shown in the illustration below.
  • Page 23: Spool Pin

    GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Slide the spool cap onto the spool pin.
  • Page 24 Slide the thread into the thread take-up lever from the right to the left. a Thread take-up lever Memo ● If the needle is not raised, the thread take- up lever cannot be threaded. Be sure to press the needle position button to raise the needle before threading the thread take-up lever.
  • Page 25: Presser Foot Lever

    GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Raise the presser foot lever, pass the end of the thread through the presser foot, and then pull out about 5 cm (2 inches) of thread...
  • Page 26: Using The Twin Needle

    Using the twin needle With the twin needle, you can sew two parallel lines of the same stitch with two different threads. Both upper threads should have the same thickness and quality. Be sure to use the twin needle and the extra spool pin.
  • Page 27 GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Attach zigzag foot “J”.
  • Page 28: Replacing The Needle

    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. Be sure to read and carefully follow the instructions below.
  • Page 29: Needle Types And Their Uses

    GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Needle types and their uses The sewing machine needle that should be used depends on the fabric and thread thickness.
  • Page 30: Checking The Needle

    Checking the needle Sewing with a bent needle is extremely dangerous since the needle may break while the machine is being operated. Before using the needle, place the flat side of the needle on a flat surface and check that the distance between the needle and the flat surface is even.
  • Page 31 GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Loosen the needle clamp screw and remove the needle.
  • Page 32: Replacing The Presser Foot

    Replacing the Presser Foot 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.
  • Page 33: Removing The Presser Foot Holder

    GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Place the presser foot to be installed below the holder so that the presser foot pin is aligned with the notch in the holder.
  • Page 34: Using The Optional Walking Foot

    ■ Attaching the presser foot holder Align the presser foot holder with the presser bar. a Presser bar b Presser foot holder Hold up the presser foot holder with your right hand, and tighten the screw. With your left hand, turn the screwdriver clockwise.
  • Page 35: Needle Position Button

    ● Only the straight stitch (with reinforcement stitching) and the zigzag stitch can be used with the walking foot. For details on the stitches, refer to “Stitch settings” (page 87). ● The optional walking foot is available through your Brother dealer.
  • Page 36: Useful Functions

    Useful Functions Functions useful in improving sewing efficiency are described below. 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.
  • Page 37: Changing The Initial Needle Position

    GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Changing the initial needle position Normally, the straight stitch (left needle position) is...
  • Page 38: Sewing Cylindrical Or Large Pieces

    Sewing Cylindrical or Large Pieces When sewing cylindrical or large pieces of fabric, remove the flat bed attachment. Stitching cylindrical pieces Removing the flat bed attachment makes it easier to sew cylindrical pieces such as cuffs and pant legs. Pull the flat bed attachment off to the left. With the flat bed attachment removed, free-arm sewing is possible.
  • Page 39 Sewing machine bed Note ● The optional wide table is available through your Brother dealer. Turn the screw at the bottom of each leg to adjust their height so the wide table will be level with the sewing machine bed.
  • Page 40: Sewing Basics

    SEWING BASICS Starting to Sew 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. In addition, keep your hands away from all moving parts such as the needle, handwheel, and thread take-up lever, otherwise injuries may occur.
  • Page 41: Selecting A Stitch

    SEWING BASICS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Selecting a stitch Select each stitch by using the pattern selection dial.
  • Page 42: Positioning The Fabric

    Press “+” or “–” side of key) to adjust the stitch width. a Stitch width key b Stitch width c Narrow d Wide Memo ● When the stitch length or stitch width is changed from the default setting, disappears from the LCD. When the stitch length or stitch width is reset back to the default setting, reappears around...
  • Page 43: Starting To Sew

    SEWING BASICS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — While holding the end of the thread and the fabric with your left hand, turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) with your...
  • Page 44 Press (start/stop button) once. a Start/stop button The machine starts sewing. • If you continue pressing the button) immediately after the sewing starts, the machine will sew at a slow speed. When the end of the stitching is reached, press (start/stop button) once.
  • Page 45: Securing The Stitching

    SEWING BASICS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Once you are ready to start sewing, slowly press down on the foot controller.
  • Page 46 After sewing 3 to 5 stitches, press (reverse/reinforcement stitch button). Keep (reverse/reinforcement stitch button) held down until you reach the beginning of the stitching. a Reverse/reinforcement stitch button While (reverse/reinforcement stitch button) is held down, reverse stitches are sewn. After sewing back to the beginning of the stitching, release (reverse/reinforcement stitch button).
  • Page 47: Cutting The Thread

    SEWING BASICS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Cutting the thread When you wish to finish the stitching and the sewing machine is stopped, press...
  • Page 48: Adjusting The Thread Tension

    After reaching the end of the stitching, press the reverse/reinforcement stitch button once. a Reverse/reinforcement stitch button • This step is not necessary if a stitch such as those for sewing buttonholes and bar tacks is selected where reinforcement stitches are automatically sewn.
  • Page 49: Useful Sewing Tips

    SEWING BASICS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Useful Sewing Tips Various ways to achieve better sewing results are described below.
  • Page 50: Sewing Thin Fabrics

    ■ If thick seams are being sewn and the fabric does not feed at the beginning of stitching Zigzag foot “J” is equipped with a feature that keeps the presser foot level. a Sewing direction b Misalignment When starting sewing with a seam that is too thick for the fabric to be fed, raise the presser foot lever.
  • Page 51: Pulling Up The Bobbin Thread

    SEWING BASICS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Pulling up the bobbin thread When making gathers, first pull up the bobbin thread as described below.
  • Page 52: Utility Stitches

    UTILITY STITCHES Overcasting Sew overcasting along the edges of cut fabric to prevent them from fraying. Six stitches are available for overcasting. Stitch Name Application Overcasting and Zigzag stitch attaching appliqués Overcasting on medium weight or 3-point zigzag stretch fabrics, stitch attaching elastic, darning, etc.
  • Page 53: Sewing Overcasting Stitches Using Zigzag Foot "j

    UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot “J”...
  • Page 54: Basic Stitching

    Basic Stitching Straight stitches are used for sewing plain seams. Three stitches are available for basic stitching. Stitch Name Application Basic stitching, sewing gathers or Left pintucks, etc. Attaching zippers, basic stitching, and Center sewing gathers or pintucks, etc. Attaching sleeves, sewing inseams, Triple stretch sewing stretch fab-...
  • Page 55: Blind Hem Stitching

    UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Blind Hem Stitching The bottoms of skirts and pants are hemmed.
  • Page 56 Position the fabric with the edge of the folded hem against the guide of the presser foot, and then lower the presser foot lever. a Wrong side of fabric b Fold of hem c Presser foot guide Press the “–” side of the stitch width key to adjust the stitch width until the needle slightly catches the fold of the hem, and then sew with the edge of the fabric against the presser...
  • Page 57: Buttonhole Stitching

    UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Buttonhole Stitching Buttonholes can be sewn.
  • Page 58 Buttonholes with a maximum length of 30 mm (1-3/16 inches) (diameter + thickness of the button) can be sewn. Buttonholes are sewn as shown below. a Reinforcement stitching CAUTION ● Before replacing the presser foot, be sure to turn off the sewing machine, otherwise injuries may occur if a button is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
  • Page 59 UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Use chalk to mark on the fabric the position and length of the buttonhole.
  • Page 60 Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as possible. a Buttonhole lever The buttonhole lever should be positioned behind the bracket on the buttonhole foot. a Buttonhole lever b Bracket Gently hold the end of the upper thread in your left hand, and then start sewing. Once sewing is completed, the machine automatically sews reinforcement stitches, then stops.
  • Page 61: Changing The Stitch Width

    UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 62: Button Sewing

    Button sewing Buttons can be sewn on with the sewing machine. Buttons with 2 or with 4 holes can be attached. Measure the distance between the holes in the button to be attached. Raise the presser foot lever, and then slide the drop feed lever, located at the rear of the machine on the base, to seen from the rear of the machine).
  • Page 63 UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Start sewing.
  • Page 64: Zipper Insertion

    Zipper Insertion A zipper can be sewn in place. Stitch Name Application Attaching zippers, basic stitching, and Straight Center stitch sewing gathers or pintucks, etc. Do not use reverse stitching. The values below “Auto” are set when the pattern is selected. The setting can be adjusted to any value within the range indicated below “Manual”.
  • Page 65: Inserting A Side Zipper

    UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Align the seam with the center of the zipper, and then baste the zipper in place.
  • Page 66 Turn on the machine. Attach zigzag foot “J” and sew straight stitches up to the zipper opening. • With the right sides of the fabric facing each other, sew reverse stitches after reaching the zipper opening. • For details on basic stitching, refer to “Basic Stitching”...
  • Page 67 UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sew the zipper to the piece of fabric with the extra 3 mm (1/8 inch), starting from the base of the zipper.
  • Page 68: Sewing Stretch Fabrics And Elastic Tape

    Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape Stretch fabrics can be sewn and elastic tape can be attached. Stitch Name Application Sewing stretch fab- rics and decorative Stretch stitch stitching Overcasting on medium weight or 3-point zigzag stretch fabrics, stitch attaching elastic, darning, etc.
  • Page 69 UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — With the pattern selection dial, select stitch Attach zigzag foot “J”.
  • Page 70: Appliqué, Patchwork And Quilt Stitching

    Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching Eight stitches are available for sewing appliqués and patchwork quilts. Stitch Name Application Overcasting and Zigzag stitch attaching appliqués J Appliqué stitching Appliqué stitch Piecing straight stitching (with a seam allowance of Piecing straight stitch 6.5 mm(1/4 inch) from the right edge of the presser foot)
  • Page 71: Appliqué Stitching

    UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Appliqué...
  • Page 72: Piecing

    Piecing Sewing together two pieces of fabric is called “piecing”. The fabric pieces should be cut with a 6.5 mm (1/4 inch) seam allowance. Sew a piecing straight stitch 6.5 mm (1/4 inch) from the right side of the presser foot. Baste or pin along the seam allowance of the fabric that you wish to piece together.
  • Page 73: Free-motion Quilting

    UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Presser foot holder Adjust the stem of the quilting guide so that the guide aligns with the seam that has...
  • Page 74 Hold the quilting foot in place with your right hand, and then tighten the presser foot holder screw using the enclosed screwdriver in your left hand. CAUTION ● Be sure to securely tighten the screw with the enclosed screwdriver, otherwise the needle may touch the presser foot, causing it to bend or break.
  • Page 75: Reinforcement Stitching

    UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Reinforcement Stitching Reinforce points that will be subject to strain, such as sleeve holes, inseams and pocket corners.
  • Page 76: Bar Tack Stitching

    Bar tack stitching Bar tacks are one type of reinforcement stitching used to strengthen points subject to strain, such as pocket corners and openings. As an example, the procedure for sewing bar tacks at pocket corners is described below. Determine the desired length of the bar tack. Set the button guide plate on buttonhole foot “A”...
  • Page 77: Buttonhole Lever

    UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as possible.
  • Page 78: Decorative Stitching

    Decorative stitching Various decorative stitches can be sewn with this sewing machine. Stitch Name Application Fagoting, smock- ing and decorative stitching Fagoting stitch Fagoting, smock- ing and decorative stitching Patchwork stitch- ing and decorative stitching Patchwork stitch- ing, decorative stitching and sew- ing overcasting on Joining stitch both pieces of fab-...
  • Page 79: Fagoting

    UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Fagoting Stitching across an open seam is called “fagoting”.
  • Page 80: 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 fabric. Turn on the machine. Select the straight stitch, and then adjust the stitch length to 4.0 mm (3/16 inch) and loosen the thread tension.
  • Page 81: Joining

    UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sew while making sure that the needle drops slightly off the edge of the fabric.
  • Page 82 Attach monogramming foot “N”. CAUTION ● Select a stitch width of 6.0 mm (15/64 inch) or less, otherwise the needle may bend or break. ● After adjusting the stitch width, slowly turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) and check that the needle does not touch the presser foot.
  • Page 83 UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Select stitch •...
  • Page 84: Using The Side Cutter (optional)

    Using the side cutter (optional) By using the optional side cutter, overcasting stitching can be sewn while the edge of the fabric is cut off. Stitch Name Application Basic stitching, sewing gathers or pintucks, etc. Overcasting on thin or medium weight fabrics Overcasting stitch...
  • Page 85 UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Position the side cutter so that the side cutter pin is aligned with the notch in the presser foot holder, and then slowly lower the presser...
  • Page 86 Lower the presser foot lever, and then start sewing. A seam allowance is cut while the stitching is sewn. If stitch is sewn, the seam allowance will be about 5 mm (3/16 inch). a 5 mm (3/16 inch) Note ● The side cutter can cut as much as one layer of 13-oz.
  • Page 87 UTILITY STITCHES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —...
  • Page 88: Appendix

    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. CAUTION ● When using the twin needle, be sure to attach zigzag foot “J”, otherwise the needle may break or the machine may be damaged.
  • Page 89 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Name Application Overcasting on...
  • Page 90 Stitch Name Application Patchwork stitch- ing and decorative stitching Patchwork stitch- ing, decorative stitching and sew- ing overcasting on Joining stitch both pieces of fab- rics, such as with tricot Patchwork stitch- ing and decorative stitching Fagoting, smock- ing and decorative stitching Fagoting stitch Fagoting, smock-...
  • Page 91 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Name Application Horizontal button-...
  • Page 92: Maintenance

    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. After cleaning it once with a wet cloth, wipe it again with a dry cloth.
  • Page 93: Removing The Needle Plate

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Insert the bobbin case so that the projection on the bobbin case aligns with the spring.
  • Page 94: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If the machine stops operating correctly, check for the following possible causes before requesting service. If the problem persists, contact your dealer or the nearest authorized service center. Symptom Probable Cause The plug of the power cord is not inserted into an electrical outlet.
  • Page 95 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom Probable Cause The upper thread was incorrectly...
  • Page 96 Symptom Probable Cause The upper thread is incorrectly installed. The bobbin thread is incorrectly installed. The bobbin thread is incorrectly wound. The combination of fabric, thread and needle is incorrect. The thread ten- sion is incorrect. The presser foot holder is incorrectly installed.
  • Page 97 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom Probable Cause The thread does...
  • Page 98: Error Messages

    Error messages If the sewing machine is incorrectly operated or if the sewing machine malfunctions, an error message appears in the LCD. The message can be cleared by pressing any key in the operation panel, turning any dial, or performing the operation correctly.
  • Page 99: Operation Beep

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Operation beep Each time a key is pressed or an incorrect operation is performed, a beep is sounded.
  • Page 100: Index

    Index Numerics 1/4 inch quilting foot...12 1/4 inch quilting foot with guide ...12 accessory bag...11 adjustable zipper/piping foot ...12 appliques ...70 attaching elastic tape...67 bar tack stitching ...75 basic stitching ... 52 blind hem stitching...54 blind stitch foot ...11 bobbin ...11 bobbin cover...18 bobbin thread...
  • Page 101 smocking...79 spool cap ...11 spool net ...11 spool pin ...20 stitch guide foot...12 stitch length...40 stitch settings...87 stitch width ...40 straight stitch ...53 stretch stitching ...67 thread guide ...20 thread tension ...47 thread tension dial...47 triple stretch stitching ...74 twin needle ...11 upper thread...20 walking foot ...
  • Page 102 English 885-V12 XE2426-001 1 Printed in China...

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    I cannot get the top thread to teighten