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Brother Innov-is 2500D Operation Manual

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  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    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: The machine should never be left unattended while plugged in. Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.
  • Page 3 FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA 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.
  • Page 4 • The included interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a Class B digital device. • Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 5 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 The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 6: How To Use This Manual

    HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL Chapters 1 and 2 describe to the first-time user the initial operations for using this machine and the basic sewing operations. To sew utility stitches Continue with chapter 3 to learn how to select a stitch and sew using the various stitches. Chapter 2 Chapter 1 To sew characters and patterns...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS CONTENTS NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS ... 9 Machine ... 9 Needle and Presser Foot Section ... 10 Embroidery Unit ... 10 Operation Buttons ... 11 Included Accessories ... 11 Options ... 14 Chapter 1 Getting Ready TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF...
  • Page 8 Chapter 5 Embroidery BEFORE EMBROIDERING ... 120 Attaching Embroidery Foot “U” ... 121 Attaching the Embroidery Unit ... 122 SELECTING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS ... 124 One-point Patterns/Floral Patterns ... 125 Alphabet Patterns ... 125 Frame Patterns... 126 Embroidery Cards ... 127 Selecting Patterns from the Machine's Memory/ USB Media/Computer...
  • Page 10: Names Of Machine Parts And Their Functions

    NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Machine ■ Front View a Top cover Open the top cover to thread the machine and wind the bobbin. b Thread guide plate Pass the thread around the thread guide plate when threading the upper thread.
  • Page 11: Needle And Presser Foot Section

    NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Needle and Presser Foot Section a Buttonhole lever Lower the buttonhole lever when sewing buttonholes and bar tacks. b Presser foot holder The presser foot is attached to the presser foot holder. c Presser foot holder screw Use the presser foot holder screw to hold the presser foot holder in place.
  • Page 12: Operation Buttons

    Operation Buttons a “Start/Stop” button When this button is pressed, the machine sews a few stitches at a low speed, then begins sewing at the speed set by the sewing speed controller. Press this button again to stop sewing. This button lights up in a different color depending on the machine’s operating condition.
  • Page 13 NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS 75/11 2 needles 90/14 2 needles 90/14 2 needles: Ball point needle (gold colored)
  • Page 14 Part Name U.S.A./ Canada 1 Embroidery foot “U” 2 Buttonhole foot “A” 3 Overcasting foot “G” 4 Monogramming foot “N” 5 Zipper foot “I” 6 Zigzag foot “J” (on machine) 7 Blind stitch foot “R” 8 Button fitting foot “M” 9 Walking foot SA140 10 Side cutter foot...
  • Page 15: Options

    • All specifications are correct at the time of printing. • Please be aware that some specifications may change without notice. • Brother embroidery cards can be used with your machine. Please see your dealer for availability of embroidery card or visit www.brother.com.
  • Page 16: Chapter 1 Getting Ready

    Chapter TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF...16 LCD SCREEN...17 ■ Display Precautions...17 ■ Key Functions ...18 Using the Machine Setting Mode Key...20 Using the Machine Operation Mode Key ...22 ■ Contents of Each Category ...22 Using the Pattern Explanation Key ...23 LOWER/UPPER THREADING ...24 Winding the Bobbin ...24 ■...
  • Page 17: Turning The Machine On/off

    TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF • Use only regular household electricity as the power source. Using other power sources may result in fire, electric shock, or damage to the machine. • Turn the main power to OFF and remove the plug in the following circumstances: When you are away from the machine After using the machine When the power fails during use...
  • Page 18: Lcd Screen

    LCD SCREEN ■ Display Precautions • Only touch the display with your finger or the touch pen included with the machine. Do not use a mechanical pencil, screwdriver or any other hard or sharp objects. In addition, do not press the display with extreme pressure, otherwise damage to the display may result.
  • Page 19: Key Functions

    LCD SCREEN ■ Key Functions With your finger or the touch pen, press a key at the top of the display ( that is displayed. Operation panel Machine setting mode Machine operation mode key Presser foot/Needle exchange key Utility stitch key Character/Decorative stitch key Embroidery key...
  • Page 20 Screen Name Screen lock key Image key Sewing type selection Pattern explanation key Press this key to see how the selected stitch pattern can be used. Stitch selection display Press the key for the stitch pattern that you want to sew. Press one of the Automatic reinforcement stitch key Automatic thread...
  • Page 21: Using The Machine Setting Mode Key

    LCD SCREEN Using the Machine Setting Mode Key Press to change the needle stop position, turn the buzzer on/off, adjust the pattern or screen, and change other basic machine settings. * Press to display the next page. * Press to display the next page. * Press to display the next page.
  • Page 22 Shows the version of the software installed on this machine. Memo The latest version of software is installed in your machine. Check with your local authorized Brother dealer or at www.brother.com for notification of available updates (see page 208).
  • Page 23: Using The Machine Operation Mode Key

    LCD SCREEN Using the Machine Operation Mode Key Basic machine operations and other information based on the contents of this Operation Manual are stored in this machine. Press to open the screen shown below. Six categories are displayed at the top of the screen. Press a key to see more information about that category.
  • Page 24: Using The Pattern Explanation Key

    Example: Displaying information about upper threading Press Press → A list of basic operations appears in the lower half of the screen. Press (upper threading). → The instructions for threading the machine appear. Press to view the next page. * Press to view additional information for that page.
  • Page 25: Lower/upper Threading

    LOWER/UPPER THREADING LOWER/UPPER THREADING Winding the Bobbin This section describes how to wind thread onto a bobbin. With this machine, you can use the supplemental spool pin to wind the bobbin while sewing using the main spool pin. CAUTION • The included bobbin was designed specifically for this sewing machine.
  • Page 26 Note When using cross-wound thread on a thin spool, use the small spool cap, and leave a small gap between the cap and the thread spool. Cross-wound thread Spool cap (small) While holding the thread from the spool in your right hand, hold the end of the thread with your left hand, and then pass the thread through the thread guide.
  • Page 27: Winding The Bobbin Using The Spool Pin

    LOWER/UPPER THREADING Cut the thread, and then remove the bobbin. Note When removing the bobbin, pull up only on the bobbin. Do not pull on the bobbin winder seat, otherwise it may become loose, resulting in damage to the machine. CAUTION •...
  • Page 28: Setting The Bobbin

    Pass the thread through the thread guide. Thread guide Pass the thread under the pin on the bobbin winding pretension disk and guide, and then pass it around the pretension disk. * Make sure that the thread passes under the pretension disk.
  • Page 29: Pulling Up The Bobbin Thread

    LOWER/UPPER THREADING After guiding the thread completely through the groove, pull it toward you to cut it with the cutter. Cutter Attach the bobbin cover by inserting the tab in the lower-left corner of the bobbin cover, then lightly press down on the right side of the cover until it snaps into place.
  • Page 30: Upper Threading

    Upper Threading This section describes how to thread the machine and the needle. The machine is marked with numbers that indicate the threading order. CAUTION • Be sure to thread the machine properly. Improper threading can cause the thread to tangle and break the needle, leading to injury.
  • Page 31 LOWER/UPPER THREADING While holding the thread from the spool with both hands, pull the thread through the lower notch in the thread guide plate, then through the upper notch. Lower notch in the thread guide plate Upper notch in the thread guide plate While holding the thread from the spool in your right hand, hold the end of the thread with your left hand, and then guide the thread...
  • Page 32 Pull the thread up through the thread cutter to cut the thread, as shown in the illustration. Thread cutter Note When using thread that quickly winds off the spool, such as metallic thread, it may be difficult to thread the needle if the thread is cut.
  • Page 33: Using The Twin Needle

    LOWER/UPPER THREADING Using the Twin Needle Using the twin needle, you can sew two parallel lines of the same stitch. Although the same bobbin thread is used, interesting patterns can be sewn by threading each needle with a different color of thread. Both upper threads should have the same thickness and quality.
  • Page 34 While holding the thread from the spool with both hands, pull the thread through the lower notch in the thread guide plate, then through the upper notch. Hold the end of the thread with your left hand, and then guide the thread through the groove, following the arrows in the illustration.
  • Page 35: Changing The Presser Foot

    CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT • Always press “Start/Stop” button or another button is pressed, the machine will start and may cause injury. • Always use the correct presser foot for the selected stitch pattern. If the wrong presser foot is used, the needle may strike the presser foot and bend or break, and may cause injury.
  • Page 36: Changing The Needle

    CHANGING THE NEEDLE • Always press in the operation panel before changing the needle. If Stop” button or another operation button is pressed accidentally, the machine will start and injury may result. • Use only sewing machine needles made for home use. Other needles may bend or break and may cause injury. •...
  • Page 37 CHANGING THE NEEDLE Use the included screwdriver to turn the needle clamp screw toward the front of the machine to loosen it, and then remove the needle. Note Do not apply extreme force when loosening or tightening the needle clamp screw, otherwise damage to the machine may result.
  • Page 38: About The Needle

    ■ About the Needle The sewing machine needle is probably the most important part of the sewing machine. Choosing the proper needle for your sewing project will result in a beautiful finish and fewer problems. Below are some things to keep in mind about needles.
  • Page 39 CHANGING THE NEEDLE...
  • Page 40: Chapter 2 Sewing Basics

    Chapter Sewing Basics SEWING ...40 Sewing a Stitch...40 ■ Using the Foot Controller...41 ■ Using the Knee Lifter...42 Sewing Reinforcement Stitches ...42 Sewing Curves ...42 Changing Sewing Direction ...42 ■ Sewing a Seam Allowance of 0.5 cm or Less ...42 Sewing Heavyweight Fabric ...43 ■...
  • Page 41: Sewing

    SEWING SEWING • To avoid injury, pay special attention to the needle while the machine is in operation. Keep your hands away from moving parts while the machine is in operation. • Do not stretch or pull the fabric during sewing. Doing so may lead to injury. •...
  • Page 42: Using The Foot Controller

    To stop sewing, press the “Start/Stop” button again. Press the “Thread Cutter” button to trim the threads. → The needle automatically stops in the raised position. CAUTION • Do not press the “Thread Cutter” button after the threads have been cut. Doing so could tangle the thread or break the needle and damage the machine.
  • Page 43: Sewing Reinforcement Stitches

    SEWING ■ Using the Knee Lifter Using the knee lifter, you can raise and lower the presser foot with your knee, leaving both hands free to handle the fabric. Align the tabs on the knee lifter with the notches in the jack, and then insert the knee lifter as far as possible.
  • Page 44: Sewing Heavyweight Fabric

    Sewing Heavyweight Fabric ■ If the Fabric Does Not Fit Under the Presser Foot The presser foot lever can be raised to two different positions. If the fabric is too thick to fit under the presser foot, raise the presser foot lever to its highest position so that the fabric can be placed under the presser foot.
  • Page 45: Adjusting Stitch Settings

    ADJUSTING STITCH SETTINGS ADJUSTING STITCH SETTINGS When a stitch is selected, the most appropriate stitch width, stitch length, and upper thread tension are automatically set. However, if needed, you can change any of the settings as described in this section. Note •...
  • Page 46: Adjusting The Thread Tension

    Adjusting the Thread Tension The default thread tension, which is automatically set, can normally be used regardless of the type of thread or fabric being sewn. However, with some fabric and thread combinations, the thread tension may need to be adjusted.
  • Page 47: Useful Functions

    USEFUL FUNCTIONS USEFUL FUNCTIONS Automatic Reinforcement Stitching After selecting a stitch pattern, turn on the automatic reinforcement stitching setting before sewing, and the machine will automatically sew reinforcement stitches (or reverse stitches, depending on the stitch pattern) at the beginning and end of sewing. Select a stitch pattern.
  • Page 48: Locking The Screen

    Press to select the automatic thread cutting setting. → The key appears as Place the fabric under the presser foot with the needle at the starting point of the stitching, and then press the “Start/Stop” button. The machine will automatically sew reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches), and then begin sewing.
  • Page 49 USEFUL FUNCTIONS...
  • Page 50: Chapter 3 Utility Stitches

    SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH ...50 ■ Stitch Selection Screens ... 50 Selecting a Stitch Pattern... 51 ■ Using the Mirror Image Key ... 51 ■ Using the Image Key ... 51 Saving Stitch Settings... 52 Using the Sewing Type Selection Key ... 53 SEWING THE STITCHES ...54 Straight Stitches...
  • Page 51: Selecting A Utility Stitch

    SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH ■ Stitch Selection Screens Press to display the previous or next page. Straight/Overcasting/Quilting Stitches Decorative Stitches Buttonholes/Bar tacks Heirloom Stitches Multi-Directional Sewing...
  • Page 52: Selecting A Stitch Pattern

    Selecting a Stitch Pattern Turn on the machine, and then lightly press the display. → Depending on the setting, either "1-01 Straight stitch (Left)" or "1-03 Straight stitch (Middle)" is automatically selected. Press to display a screen of the stitches in the selected category, and then select a stitch pattern.
  • Page 53: Saving Stitch Settings

    SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH Press to go back to the original screen. Saving Stitch Settings This machine is preset with the default settings for the stitch width (zigzag width), stitch length, thread tension, automatic thread cutting, automatic reverse/ reinforcement stitching, etc. However, if you wish to save specific settings for a stitch so that they can be used later, press after changing the settings to...
  • Page 54: Using The Sewing Type Selection Key

    Using the Sewing Type Selection Key By pressing , a utility stitch can also be selected according to its desired use. When you are not sure which stitch to select for your application or when you need information on how certain stitches are used, press , select the appropriate stitch for your project, and then follow the instructions to sew the...
  • Page 55: Sewing The Stitches

    SEWING THE STITCHES SEWING THE STITCHES Straight Stitches Note When using the twin needle (see page 32), be sure to attach presser foot “J”. Stitch Stitch Name Straight stitch (Left) Straight stitch (Left) Straight stitch (Middle) Straight stitch (Middle) Triple stretch stitch Stem stitch Decorative stitch Basting stitch...
  • Page 56: Changing The Needle Position (left Or Middle Needle Position Stitches Only)

    Select a stitch pattern. Attach presser foot “J”. Hold the thread ends and the fabric with your left hand, and turn the handwheel toward you with your right hand to insert the needle into the fabric at the starting point of the stitching. a Starting point of stitching Lower the presser foot lever.
  • Page 57: Using The Straight Stitch Needle Plate And The Straight Stitch Foot

    SEWING THE STITCHES Memo For a standard 16 mm (approx. 5/8 inch) seam allowance, set the width to 0 mm on the screen. While sewing, align the edge of the fabric with the 16mm (approx. 5/8 inch) mark on the needle plate. a 16 mm (approx.
  • Page 58: Basting

    Attach the straight stitch foot and align the edge of the fabric with a specific marking on the straight stitch foot. CAUTION • Be sure to turn the handwheel slowly in your direction before sewing and make sure that the needle is not contacting the straight stitch foot and straight stitch needle plate.
  • Page 59: Darts Seams

    SEWING THE STITCHES Darts Seams Press , and then attach presser foot “J”. Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew reverse stitches at the beginning of the stitching, and then sew from the wide end to the other end without stretching the fabric.
  • Page 60: Flat Fell Seams

    Pull the bobbin threads to create the desired amount of gathering, and then tie the threads. Smooth the gathers by ironing them. Sew along the seam line, and then remove the basting stitch. Flat Fell Seams Use flat fell seams to reinforce seams and finish edges neatly.
  • Page 61: Pintucks

    SEWING THE STITCHES Pintucks Use pin tucks to decorate blouses. Mark the positions of the folds on the wrong side of the fabric. a Wrong side of fabric Turn the fabric over, and then iron only the folds with the tip of the iron. a Surface of fabric Press , and then attach presser foot “I”.
  • Page 62: Zigzag Stitches

    Zigzag Stitches Zigzag stitches are useful for a variety of applications, including overcasting and sewing appliqués and patchwork. Note When using the twin needle (see page 32), be sure to attach presser foot “J”. Stitch Presser Stitch Name Foot Zigzag stitch (Middle) Zigzag stitch (Middle) Zigzag stitch (Right) Zigzag stitch (Left)
  • Page 63: Elastic Zigzag Stitches

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Patchwork (Crazy Quilts) Turn back the desired width of fabric, place it over a different piece of fabric, and then sew the two fabric pieces together so the stitching bridges both pieces. Elastic Zigzag Stitches Use elastic zigzag stitches for a wide variety of applications, including overcasting, tape attaching, and darning. Stitch Stitch Name 2 step elastic zigzag...
  • Page 64: Overcasting

    Overcasting Sew overcasting at the beginning and end of seams for skirts or pants, and at the beginning and end of all cuttings. Depending on the selected stitch, use presser foot “G” or “J” or the side cutter attachment. ■ Overcasting Using Presser Foot “G” Stitch Presser Stitch Name...
  • Page 65: Overcasting Using Presser Foot "j

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Overcasting Using Presser Foot “J” Stitch Stitch Name Overcasting stitch Overcasting stitch Overcasting stitch Overcasting stitch Single diamond overcast Single diamond overcast Select a stitch, and then attach presser foot “J”. Sew while making sure that the needle drops slightly off the edge of the fabric.
  • Page 66: Overcasting Using The Side Cutter

    ■ Overcasting Using the Side Cutter By using the side cutter, you can do overcasting while cutting the fabric. • Make sure to only select one of the stitches listed below. Using another stitch may cause the needle to hit the presser foot and break, possibly causing injury.
  • Page 67: When Sewing Straight Stitches While Using The Side Cutter

    SEWING THE STITCHES Select a stitch. Make a cut of approximately 20 mm (approx. 3/4 inch) in the fabric. a 20 mm (approx. 3/4 inch) Position the fabric so that the right side of the cut is on top of the guide plate and the left side of the cut is underneath the presser foot.
  • Page 68: Quilting

    Quilting You can make beautiful quilts quickly and easily with this machine. When making a quilt, you will find it convenient to use the knee lifter and foot controller to free your hands for other tasks (see “Using the Foot Controller”...
  • Page 69: Quilting

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Quilting Sewing together the quilt top, batting, and backing is called quilting. You can sew the quilt with the walking foot to keep the quilt top, batting, and backing from sliding. The walking foot has a set of feed dogs that move together with the feed dogs in the needle plate during sewing.
  • Page 70: Satin Stitching

    Check the needle drop point, and then sew along the edge of the appliqué while making sure that the needle drops slightly off the edge of the fabric. a Needle drop point CAUTION • Be careful that the needle does not strike a basting pin during sewing.
  • Page 71: Free-motion Quilting

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Free-motion Quilting With free-motion quilting, the feed dogs can be lowered (using the feed dog position switch) so that the fabric can be moved freely in any direction. The quilting foot is needed for free-motion quilting. We recommend attaching the foot controller and sewing at a consistent speed.
  • Page 72: Blind Hem Stitches

    Blind Hem Stitches Select a blind hem stitch to sew the hems or cuffs of dresses, blouses, pants, or skirts. Stitch Presser Stitch Name Foot Blind hem stitch Blind hem stitch stretch Select a stitch pattern. Memo For best results when sewing stretch fabrics, decrease the pressure of the presser foot.
  • Page 73: Appliqués

    SEWING THE STITCHES Remove the basting, and then turn over the fabric. a Wrong side of fabric b Surface of fabric Memo Blind hem stitches cannot be sewn if the needle does not catch the fold on the left side. However, if the needle catches too much of the fold, the fabric cannot be unfolded and too much of the seam will appear on the surface of the fabric, leaving an unattractive finish.
  • Page 74: Shell Tuck Stitching

    ■ Sewing Sharp Curves Stop the machine with the needle in the fabric outside the appliqué. Raise the presser foot and turn the fabric a little bit at a time while sewing for an attractive finish to the seam. Shell Tuck Stitching The arched tuck that looks like shells lined up in a row is called a shell tuck.
  • Page 75: Top Stitching

    SEWING THE STITCHES Leave a seam when sewing the scallop stitches so that the pattern is not sewn directly on the edge of the fabric. Note Sew test stitches on the fabric before sewing on your project. Trim along the seam, making sure not to cut the stitches.
  • Page 76: Fagoting

    Pull the bobbin threads to create the desired amount of gather, and then smooth the gathers by ironing them. Press Memo For details on the stitch patterns, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual. Sew between the straight stitches. Pull out the straight stitch threads.
  • Page 77: Tape Or Elastic Attaching

    SEWING THE STITCHES Tape or Elastic Attaching Elastic tape is sewn onto the fabric unstretched. Select a straight stitch, and then attach presser foot “J”. Note Make sure that the automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching and automatic thread cutting settings are not selected.
  • Page 78: Heirloom Stitching

    Heirloom Stitching By sewing with the wing needle (sold separately), the needle holes are enlarged, creating a lace-like decorative stitch. This stitching is used to decorate tablecloths, hems, and shirt fronts. ■ Heirloom stitching/Hemstitching (1) (Daisy Stitch) Note For best results, use lightweight to medium weight homespun fabrics with a slight stretch.
  • Page 79: Heirloom Stitching/hemstitching (3) (drawn Work (2))

    SEWING THE STITCHES Pull out several threads from the fabric to leave a 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch) area open. Memo For best result, use loosely woven fabrics. Press , and then attach presser foot “N”. Memo For details on the stitch patterns, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART”...
  • Page 80: Buttonhole Stitches

    Buttonhole Stitches Select the desired buttonhole stitch according to your application and the size of the button. Stitch Presser Stitch Name Foot Narrow rounded buttonhole Wide round ended buttonhole Tapered round ended buttonhole Round ended buttonhole Round ended buttonhole Round double ended buttonhole Narrow squared buttonhole...
  • Page 81 SEWING THE STITCHES Buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below. a Reinforcement stitching Select a stitch, and then attach presser foot “A”. Mark the position and length of the buttonhole on the fabric. Memo The maximum buttonhole length is 28 mm (approx.
  • Page 82 Pull down the buttonhole lever. * The buttonhole lever should be positioned behind the metal bracket on the buttonhole foot, as shown in the illustration. a Buttonhole lever a Metal bracket Gently hold the end of the upper thread, and then start sewing.
  • Page 83: Sewing Stretch Fabrics

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Sewing Stretch Fabrics When sewing a buttonhole on stretch fabrics, press , and use a gimp thread. Hook the gimp thread onto the back of buttonhole foot “A”, and then pull the ends of the gimp thread under the presser foot. Pass the thread ends through the grooves at the front of the presser foot, and then temporarily tie them.
  • Page 84: Darning

    ■ Darning Use darning stitches for mending and other applications. Stitch Presser Stitch Name Foot Darning Darning Darning is sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below. a Reinforcement stitching Select a stitch pattern. Set the scale on buttonhole foot “A”...
  • Page 85: Bar Tacks

    SEWING THE STITCHES Pull down the buttonhole lever. * The buttonhole lever should be positioned behind the metal bracket on the buttonhole foot, as shown in the illustration. a Buttonhole lever a Metal bracket Bar Tacks Bar tacks are one type of reinforcement stitching used to strengthen points subject to strain, such as ends of pocket openings and slits.
  • Page 86: Bar Tacks On Thick Fabrics

    Position the fabric so that the opening of the pocket moves toward you during sewing. Hold the outside frame of the buttonhole foot toward the back with your finger, check the first needle drop point, and then lower the presser foot. a First needle drop point: 2 mm (approx.
  • Page 87: Button Sewing

    SEWING THE STITCHES Button Sewing Buttons with 2 or 4 holes can be sewn on. Note Make sure that the automatic thread cutting setting is not selected when sewing on buttons. Stitch Stitch Name Button sewing Press Raise the presser foot lever, and remove the flat bed attachment.
  • Page 88: Eyelets

    ■ Attaching a 4-Hole Button Sew the two holes toward the front. Then, raise the presser foot, move the fabric so that the needle goes into the back two holes, and then sew them in the same way. ■ Attaching a Button with a Shank Pull the shank lever toward you.
  • Page 89: Multi-directional Sewing (straight Stitch And Zigzag Stitch)

    SEWING THE STITCHES Use the eyelet punch to cut a hole in the center of the stitching. Multi-Directional Sewing (Straight Stitch and Zigzag Stitch) Use these stitch patterns to attach patches or emblems to pant legs, shirt sleeves, etc. Memo Pass the free arm through the tubular piece of fabric, and then sew in the order shown in the illustration.
  • Page 90: Zipper Insertion

    Press , and then sew seam 4. * The fabric will move sideways, so guide the fabric with your hands to sew straight. Memo Zigzag stitches can also be used with multi-directional sewing. Zipper Insertion ■ Centered Zipper Use for bags and other such applications. Press * Be sure to select the straight stitch with the middle needle position.
  • Page 91: Side Zipper

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Side Zipper Use for side zippers on skirts or dresses. Press * Be sure to select the straight stitch with the middle needle position. Attach presser foot “J”, sew straight stitches to the zipper opening, and then sew basting stitches to the edge of the fabric.
  • Page 92 Close the zipper, turn the fabric over so that the surface faces up, and then baste the other side of the zipper to the fabric. a Front of garment (wrong side of fabric) b Back of garment (surface of fabric) c Basting d Front of garment (surface of fabric) Remove the presser foot, and then attach the...
  • Page 93 SEWING THE STITCHES...
  • Page 94: Chapter 4 Character/decorative Stitches

    Chapter Character/ Decorative Stitches SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS...94 ■ Stitch Selection Screens ... 94 Selecting Decorative Stitch Patterns/7 mm Decorative Stitch Patterns/Satin Stitch Patterns/ 7 mm Satin Stitch Patterns/Cross Stitch Patterns/Utility Decorative Stitch Patterns ...95 Alphabet Patterns...95 SEWING STITCH PATTERNS ...97 Sewing Attractive Finishes...97 Basic Sewing ...97 Adjusting Patterns ...98...
  • Page 95: Selecting Stitch Patterns

    SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS ■ Stitch Selection Screens Press to display the screen shown below. Press to display the previous or next page. * The patterns in screens b, d and f have a stitch width of 7 mm or less. Both the stitch length and width can be adjusted. a Decorative stitch b 7 mm decorative patterns...
  • Page 96: Selecting Decorative Stitch Patterns

    Selecting Decorative Stitch Patterns/ 7 mm Decorative Stitch Patterns/ Satin Stitch Patterns/ 7 mm Satin Stitch Patterns/Cross Stitch Patterns/Utility Decorative Stitch Patterns Press , and then press the key for the category containing the pattern that you want to sew. Select a stitch pattern that you want to sew.
  • Page 97 SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS Press screen of characters, and then select a character. Repeat this step until you have selected all of the characters. * If a wrong character was selected, press erase the character, and then select the new character. * To select a different character style, press and then select the new character style.
  • Page 98: Sewing Stitch Patterns

    If you do not wish to do so, place the fabric on a thin paper such as tracing paper. Thread #50 - #60 Needle With lightweight, regular, or stretch fabrics: Brother ballpoint needle (golden colored) With heavyweight fabrics: home sewing machine needle 90/14 Presser foot Monogramming foot “N”.
  • Page 99: Adjusting Patterns

    SEWING STITCH PATTERNS Press the “Start/Stop” button to stop the machine, and then press the “Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew reinforcement stitches. Memo • When sewing character stitch patterns, the machine automatically sews reinforcement stitches at the end of the stitching, then stops (The machine is automatically set to sew reinforcement stitches at the beginning and end of each character.) •...
  • Page 100 Press If the pattern is bunched together: Press in the FINE ADJUST VERTI. display. Each press of the key increases the value and lengthens the pattern. If the pattern is stretched: Press in the FINE ADJUST VERTI. display. Each press of the key decreases the value and shortens the pattern.
  • Page 101: Editing Stitch Patterns

    EDITING STITCH PATTERNS EDITING STITCH PATTERNS Using the editing functions, you can change the patterns in a variety of ways, such as resizing them or flipping them to create a mirror image. Memo Depending on the pattern that is selected, some editing functions may not be available. ■...
  • Page 102: Changing The Pattern Size

    Changing the Pattern Size After selecting a stitch pattern, press desired size is selected. Memo • Stitch patterns entered after the pattern size was changed are added at the selected size until it is changed again. • You cannot change the size of stitch patterns once they have been combined.
  • Page 103: Selecting A Single/repeating Pattern

    EDITING STITCH PATTERNS Selecting a Single/Repeating Pattern Press to select whether the pattern is sewn repeatedly or once. Memo If you press while sewing, the key changes to and the machine will sew one copy of the pattern, then automatically stop. Changing the Thread Density (Satin Stitch Patterns Only) After selecting a stitch pattern, press...
  • Page 104: Checking The Image

    Checking the Image You can display an image that is an approximate size of the selected stitch pattern. You can also check and change the colors of the image on the screen. Press → An image of the selected pattern is displayed. Press to change the thread color in the image.
  • Page 105: Combining Stitch Patterns

    COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS You can combine many varieties of stitch patterns, such as character stitches, cross stitches, satin stitches, or stitches you design with MY CUSTOM STITCH function (see chapter 7 for information about MY CUSTOM STITCH). You can also combine stitch patterns of different sizes, mirror image stitch patterns, and others.
  • Page 106 Press Press To repeatedly sew the pattern combination, press so that it appears as COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS Memo • Press to erase the last pattern entered. Patterns are erased one at a time. • If the entire combined pattern cannot be displayed, press to view an image of the pattern.
  • Page 107: Combining Stitch Patterns Of Different Sizes

    COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS Combining Stitch Patterns of Different Sizes Example: Press Press → The larger size pattern appears. Press again, and then press it appears as → The second pattern is displayed in the smaller size. To repeatedly sew the pattern combination, press so that it appears as →...
  • Page 108: Combining Stitch Patterns Of Different Lengths

    Press Press Press again, and then press it appears as → The second pattern is flipped horizontally. COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS To repeatedly sew the pattern combination, press so that it appears as → The combination appears as a repeating pattern. Combining Stitch Patterns of Different Lengths Press...
  • Page 109: Creating Step Patterns (7 Mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only)

    COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS Press , and then press it appears as → The pattern is displayed with a length of 4. Press again, and then press times so that it appears as → The second pattern is displayed with a length of 2. To repeatedly sew the pattern combination, press so that it appears as...
  • Page 110: Examples Of Pattern Combinations

    Press , and then press → The next pattern is moved to the right. Press again, and then press Press so that it appears as → The combination appears as a repeating pattern. ■ Examples of Pattern Combinations → → →...
  • Page 111: Using The Memory Function

    IBM PC with a USB port as standard equipment IBM PC-compatible computer equipped with a USB port as standard equipment • Compatible operating systems: Microsoft Windows Me/2000/XP (Windows 98SE requires a driver. Download the driver from our web site (www.brother.com)).
  • Page 112: Precautions On Using The Computer To Create And Save Data

    ■ Precautions on Using the Computer to Create and Save Data • If the file name of stitch data cannot be identified, for example, because the name contains special characters, the file is not displayed. If this occurs, change the name of the file. We recommend using the 26 letters of the alphabet (uppercase and lowercase), the numbers 0 through 9, “-”, and “_”.
  • Page 113: Saving Stitch Patterns In The Machine's Memory

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Saving Stitch Patterns in the Machine’s Memory You can save often-used stitch patterns in the machine’s memory. The machine’s memory can hold up to 16 stitch patterns. Note Do not turn off the machine while the “Saving” screen is displayed, otherwise you may lose the stitch pattern that you are saving.
  • Page 114: Saving Stitch Patterns To Usb Media (commercially Available)

    Press a Pockets holding saved stitch patterns → A confirmation message appears. Press * If you decide not to delete the stitch pattern, press → The old stitch pattern is deleted, and the new stitch pattern is automatically saved. USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Saving Stitch Patterns to USB Media (Commercially Available) When sending stitch patterns from the machine to USB...
  • Page 115: Saving Stitch Patterns To The Computer

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press * Press to return to the original screen without saving. → The “Saving” screen is displayed. When the pattern is saved, the display returns to the original screen automatically. Note Do not unplug the USB media or eject the floppy disk while the "Saving"...
  • Page 116: Retrieving Stitch Patterns From The Machine's Memory

    Press Press → Press to return to the previous screen without saving the stitch pattern. → The stitch pattern is temporarily saved to “Removable Disk” under “My Computer”. Select the stitch pattern’s .pmu file in “Removable Disk”, and copy the file to the computer.
  • Page 117: Retrieving Stitch Patterns From Usb Media

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press * Press to delete the stitch pattern. → The selected stitch pattern is retrieved and the sewing screen appears. Retrieving stitch patterns from USB Media You can retrieve a specific stitch pattern from either directly USB media or a folder in the USB media. If the stitch pattern is under the folder, move down layers of folders following a path to it.
  • Page 118: Retrieving Stitch Patterns From The Computer

    Press * Press to delete the stitch pattern. * Press to edit the stitch pattern created using My Custom Stitch. → The selected stitch pattern is retrieved and the sewing screen appears. Memo is available when a stitch pattern created ™...
  • Page 119 USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press → The stitch patterns in the computer are displayed in the selection screen. Select a stitch pattern to be retrieved. * Press to return to the previous screen without saving the stitch pattern. a Stitch keys holding saved stitch patterns Press * Press to delete the stitch pattern.
  • Page 120: Chapter 5 Embroidery

    BEFORE EMBROIDERING ...120 Attaching Embroidery Foot “U”... 121 Attaching the Embroidery Unit ... 122 ■ Removing the Embroidery Unit ... 123 SELECTING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS ...124 ■ Copyright Information... 124 ■ Pattern Selection Screens ... 124 One-point Patterns/Floral Patterns ... 125 Alphabet Patterns ...
  • Page 121: Before Embroidering

    BEFORE EMBROIDERING BEFORE EMBROIDERING The embroidering procedures are listed below. 1, 2 Step # Attach embroidery foot “U”. Insert a 75/11 home sewing machine needle.* Attach the embroidery unit. Wind the bobbin with embroidery bobbin thread, and then set the bobbin. Attach stabilizer material to the fabric, and then hoop it in the embroidery frame.
  • Page 122: Attaching Embroidery Foot "u

    Attaching Embroidery Foot “U” CAUTION • When attaching a presser foot, always press in the operation panel. You may accidentally press the “Start/Stop” button and possibly cause injury. • Be sure to use embroidery foot “U” when doing embroidery. Using another presser foot may cause the needle to strike the presser foot, causing the needle to bend or break and possibly cause injury.
  • Page 123: Attaching The Embroidery Unit

    BEFORE EMBROIDERING Attaching the Embroidery Unit CAUTION • Do not move the machine with the embroidery unit attached. The embroidery unit could fall off and cause injury. • Keep your hands and foreign objects away from the embroidery carriage and frame when the machine is embroidering.
  • Page 124: Removing The Embroidery Unit

    Press → The carriage moves to its initial position. CAUTION • Keep your hands and foreign objects away from the embroidery carriage and frame when the machine is embroidering. Otherwise, injury may result. Note If the machine was not initialized correctly, the initial screen may not appear.
  • Page 125: Selecting Embroidery Patterns

    SELECTING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS SELECTING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS ■ Copyright Information The embroidery patterns stored in the machine and on embroidery cards (sold separately) are intended for private use only. Any public or commercial use of copyrighted patterns is an infringement of copyright law and is strictly prohibited.
  • Page 126: One-point Patterns/floral Patterns

    One-point Patterns/Floral Patterns Select a type of embroidery pattern. Select an embroidery pattern. Press * Press to view an image of the embroidery pattern. → The sewing screen appears. SELECTING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS Continue with “VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN” on page 128. * To select a different embroidery pattern, press .
  • Page 127: Frame Patterns

    SELECTING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS Press screen of characters, and then select a character to be embroidered. * To change the size, press size is selected. * If a wrong character was selected, press erase the character. * Press to display all entered characters. Memo •...
  • Page 128: Embroidery Cards

    Press * Press to view an image of the embroidery pattern. → The sewing screen appears. Continue with “VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN” on page 128. * To select a different embroidery pattern, press . (After a confirmation message to delete the selected pattern appears, the pattern selection screen appears.) Embroidery Cards...
  • Page 129: Viewing The Sewing Screen

    VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN Using the editing keys, you can change the patterns in a variety of ways, such as resizing them or rotating them. ■ Key Functions Name Memory key Image key Return key Thread settings key Layout key Multi color key Forward/Back key...
  • Page 130: Preparing The Fabric

    PREPARING THE FABRIC • Use fabrics with a thickness of less than 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch). Using fabrics thicker than 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch) may cause the needle to break. • When using layers with thicker batting etc., you can sew more attractive embroidery by adjusting the embroidery presser foot height in the embroidery settings screen (see below).
  • Page 131: Hooping Fabric In The Embroidery Frame

    PREPARING THE FABRIC Hooping Fabric in the Embroidery Frame ■ Types of Embroidery Frames Extra Large Embroidering area: 26 cm × 16 cm (approx. 10 - 1/4 inches × 6 - 1/4 inches) Use when embroidering connected or combined characters or patterns, or when embroidering large patterns.
  • Page 132: Inserting The Fabric

    ■ Inserting the Fabric Note If the fabric is not taut, the pattern may be misaligned or the fabric may pucker. Follow the procedure described below to gently stretch the fabric in the embroidery frame so that the fabric is not loose. In addition, be sure to work on a level surface when hooping the fabric in the embroidery frame.
  • Page 133: Embroidering Small Fabrics And Fabric Edges

    PREPARING THE FABRIC Place the embroidery sheet in the inner frame, and then align the guide lines on the embroidery sheet with the marks on the fabric. a Inner frame b Guide lines Stretch the fabric within the inner and outer frames so that there are no folds or wrinkles (see page 131).
  • Page 134: Attaching The Embroidery Frame

    ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME Note Before attaching the embroidery frame, set the bobbin. Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to raise the presser foot. Raise the frame-securing lever. a Frame-securing lever Align the embroidery frame guide with the right edge of the embroidery frame holder. a Embroidery frame holder b Embroidery frame guide Slide the embroidery frame into the holder,...
  • Page 135: Editing The Pattern

    EDITING THE PATTERN EDITING THE PATTERN • After the size of the pattern has been changed, check the icons for the embroidery frames that can be used and use only the indicated frames. If a frame other those indicated is used, the presser foot may strike the embroidery frame, possibly causing injuries.
  • Page 136: Changing The Pattern Position

    Changing the Pattern Position Press Press to move the pattern. * Press to move the pattern in the direction of the arrow on the key. * Press to center the pattern. a Distance from the center Press → The sewing screen appears. Rotating the Pattern Press Press...
  • Page 137: Changing The Pattern Size

    EDITING THE PATTERN Select the angle that the pattern is rotated. * Press to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the left. * Press to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the right. * Press to rotate the pattern 1 degree to the left.
  • Page 138: Creating A Horizontal Mirror Image

    Change the size of the pattern. * Press to reduce the size of the pattern. * Press to enlarge the size of the pattern. * Press to return the pattern to its original size. a Size of the pattern Memo •...
  • Page 139: Changing The Stitching Density (alphabet And Frame Patterns Only)

    EDITING THE PATTERN Changing the Stitching Density (Alphabet and Frame Patterns Only) Press Change the stitching density. * Press to reduce the stitching density. * Press to increase the stitching density. * Each press of the key changes the stitching density by 5% (The density can be set between 80% and 120%.) Coarse...
  • Page 140: Checking The Pattern

    CHECKING THE PATTERN Checking the Embroidering Position The embroidery frame is moved to indicate the embroidering position. Closely watch the frame to check that the pattern will be sewn at the correct place. Press CHECKING THE PATTERN Press to select the position to be checked.
  • Page 141: Previewing The Pattern

    CHECKING THE PATTERN Previewing the Pattern Press Press in the preview. * Embroidery frame icons that appear in light gray cannot be selected. * Press to enlarge the preview of the embroidery pattern. Memo • Press the “Start/Stop” button to sew the pattern as it appears in this screen.
  • Page 142: Sewing An Embroidering Pattern

    SEWING AN EMBROIDERING PATTERN Sewing Attractive Finishes There are many factors that go into sewing beautiful embroidery. Using the appropriate stabilizer (see page 129) and hooping the fabric in the frame (see page 130) are two important factors mentioned earlier. Another important point is the appropriateness of the needle and thread being used.
  • Page 143: Sewing Embroidery Patterns

    SEWING AN EMBROIDERING PATTERN Sewing Embroidery Patterns Example: To embroider a Embroidery color order Thread the machine with thread for the first color, pass the thread through the hole in embroidery foot “U”, pull out some thread to give it some slack, and then lightly hold the end of the thread in your left hand.
  • Page 144: Embroidering Appliqué Patterns

    Embroidering Appliqué Patterns There are some patterns which call for an appliqué inside the pattern. When sewing an embroidery pattern with an appliqué, the color sewing order display shows “APPLIQUÉ MATERIAL”, “APPLIQUÉ POSITION”, “APPLIQUÉ”, and then the sewing order of the colors around the appliqué.
  • Page 145 SEWING AN EMBROIDERING PATTERN Apply a thin layer of adhesive or spray adhesive to the back of the appliqué piece, and then attach it to the base fabric at the appliqué position sewn in step Note If the appliqué fabric is a lightweight fabric, you may want to use a fusible web to stabilize the fabric and to attach it to the base fabric.
  • Page 146: Adjustments During The Embroidery Process

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS If the Bobbin Runs Out of Thread When the bobbin begins to run out of thread during embroidering, the machine will stop and the message below will appear. Press and follow the directions below to rethread the lower threading. If very little sewing remains, you can sew 10 final stitches without rethreading the machine by pressing The machine will stop after sewing the 10 stitches.
  • Page 147: If The Thread Breaks During Sewing

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS If the Thread Breaks During Sewing Press the “Start/Stop” button to stop the machine. If the upper thread broke, rethread the machine. If the bobbin thread broke, follow the instructions in steps the previous section to reinstall the bobbin. Press Press needle back 2 or 3 stitches before the point...
  • Page 148: Restarting From The Beginning

    Restarting from the Beginning Press Press → The embroidery frame moves, returning the needle to the beginning of the pattern. Press Press the “Start/Stop” button. ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Automatically Resuming Embroidery When the Power Goes Off The current color, stitch number and design position are saved when the power is interrupted during embroidering.
  • Page 149: Manually Resuming Embroidery After Turning Off The Power

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Press Memo If you want to start a new operation, press so the pattern selection screen appears. → The confirmation message to lower the frame- securing lever appears. Reattach the embroidery frame. → The previous sewing screen displayed before the machine was turned off appears.
  • Page 150: Adjusting The Thread Tension

    , or pattern to slightly before where sewing stopped. Press to return to the original screen. Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to lower the presser foot and press the “Start/Stop” button to start sewing. Note To continue a pattern that has had its position changed (see page 135), move the pattern the same amount in the layout display screen, then follow the steps above.
  • Page 151: Automatic Thread Cutting (end Color Trim)

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS ■ If the Upper Thread Is Too Tight The upper thread is too tight when the bobbin thread is visible from the right side of the fabric. Right side of fabric Press Press in the tension display. * Each press of the key decreases the value and weakens the upper thread tension.
  • Page 152: Changing The Embroidering Speed

    Changing the Embroidering Speed Press Press in the “MAX EMBROIDERY SPEED” display on P. 3 of the screen. * You can choose from 3 embroidering speed levels. Memo • SPM is the number of stitches sewn in one minute. • Decrease the sewing speed when embroidering on thin, thick, or heavy fabrics.
  • Page 153 ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Example: Displaying the thread number of “EMBROIDERY” Press Press beside screen to select the “#123”. → “EMBROIDERY” appears at the bottom. Press to select the thread brand. Press on P. 2 of the → The thread color display is changed. Memo Colors on the screen may vary slightly from actual spool colors.
  • Page 154: Using The Memory Function

    • Only .pes,.phc, and .dst embroidery data files can be used with this machine. Using data other than that saved using our data design systems or sewing machines may cause the embroidery machine to malfunction. ■ Types of USB Devices/Media that can be Used Stitch data can be saved to or recalled from USB media.
  • Page 155: Computers And Operating Systems With The Following Specifications Can Be Used

    • Compatible operating systems: Microsoft Windows Me/2000/XP (Windows 98SE requires a driver. Download the driver from our web site (www.brother.com).) ■ Precautions on Using the Computer to Create and Save Data • If the file name of embroidery data cannot be identified, for example, because the name contains special characters, the file is not displayed.
  • Page 156: Saving Embroidery Patterns In The Machine's Memory

    Saving Embroidery Patterns in the Machine’s Memory You can save embroidery patterns that you have customized and will use often, for example, your name or other pattern combinations, patterns that have been rotated or resized, or patterns that have had their embroidering position changed.
  • Page 157: Saving Embroidery Patterns To Usb Media (commercially Available)

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press a Amount of memory used by the pattern to be deleted b Total amount of machine memory available for saving patterns c Pattern keys holding saved embroidery patterns Press * If you decide not to delete the pattern, press →...
  • Page 158: Saving Embroidery Patterns To The Computer

    Press * Press to return to the original screen without saving. → The “Saving” screen is displayed. When the pattern is saved, the display returns to the original screen automatically. Note Do not unplug the USB media or eject the floppy disk while the "Saving"...
  • Page 159: Retrieving Embroidery Patterns From The Machine's Memory

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION With the pattern that you want to save displayed in the sewing screen, press Press * Press to return to the previous screen without saving the pattern. → The pattern is temporarily saved to “Removable Disk” under “My Computer”.
  • Page 160: Retrieving Embroidery Patterns From Usb Media (commercially Available)

    Press → The sewing screen appears. Retrieving Embroidery Patterns from USB Media (Commercially Available) You can retrieve a specific embroidery pattern from either directly USB media or a folder in the USB media. If the embroidery pattern is under the folder, move down layers of folders following a path to it.
  • Page 161: Retrieving Embroidery Patterns From The Computer

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Retrieving Embroidery Patterns from the Computer Plug the USB cable connectors into the corresponding USB port connectors on the computer and on the machine (see page 157). The “Removable Disk” icon appears in “My Computer” on the computer. Copy the pattern data to “Removable Disk”.
  • Page 162 Press a Amount of memory used by the selected pattern → The sewing screen appears. CAUTION • When disconnecting the USB cable: Before disconnecting the USB cable, click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon in the taskbar of ® Windows Me/2000 or the “Safely Remove Hardware”...
  • Page 163: Embroidery Applications

    EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Using a Frame Pattern to Make an Appliqué (1) You can use frame patterns of the same size and shape to create an appliqué. Embroider one pattern with a straight stitch and the other pattern with a satin stitch. Select a straight stitch frame pattern, embroider the pattern onto the appliqué...
  • Page 164: Using A Frame Pattern To Make An Appliqué (2)

    Using a Frame Pattern to Make an Appliqué (2) This is a second method for making appliqués using embroidery patterns. With this method, there is no need to change the fabric in the embroidery frame. To make the appliqué, embroider one pattern with a straight stitch and the other pattern with a satin stitch.
  • Page 165 EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS...
  • Page 166: Chapter 6 Embroidery Edit

    Chapter Embroidery Edit AVAILABLE EDITING FUNCTIONS...166 ■ Combined Patterns ...166 ■ Move Patterns ...166 ■ Rotate Patterns ...166 ■ Enlarge or Reduce Patterns...166 ■ Create Mirror Images ...166 ■ Change Character Spacing ...166 ■ Change Character Appearance/Layout...166 SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT ...167 Selecting One-point Patterns/Floral Patterns/Frame Patterns ...167 Alphabet Patterns...168 EDITING PATTERNS...170...
  • Page 167: Available Editing Functions

    AVAILABLE EDITING FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE EDITING FUNCTIONS With the Embroidery Edit functions, you can change the size of patterns, rotate patterns, adjust the character spacing and layout, and perform many other editing operations. In addition, characters and patterns can be combined and rearranged within the 26 cm ×...
  • Page 168: Selecting Patterns To Edit

    SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT Attach the embroidery unit, prepare the machine for embroidering according to the instructions on page 120, and then press to display the screen shown below. One-point patterns Floral patterns Alphabet patterns Frame patterns Embroidery cards (sold separately) Memo For details on the pattern selection screen, see page 124 or the “Quick Reference Guide”.
  • Page 169: Alphabet Patterns

    SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT Press → The selected pattern appears in the screen. Continue with “EDITING PATTERNS” on page 170. Alphabet Patterns With the Embroidery Edit functions, you can edit the appearance of a character at the same time that you enter it.
  • Page 170 Press to change the layout of the pattern. Layout of characters Memo The layout of the characters appears in the upper-left corner of the screen. Select the layout. → The displayed character layout changes. Press to return to the previous screen.
  • Page 171: Editing Patterns

    EDITING PATTERNS EDITING PATTERNS Shows the size of the entire combined pattern. Shows the size of the pattern currently selected. Shows the distance from the center of frame. Shows the degree of rotation for the selected pattern. Shows the number of colors in the selected design. ■...
  • Page 172: Moving The Pattern

    Moving the Pattern Press to move the pattern in the direction shown on the key. Press to center the pattern. Distance from the center Rotating the Pattern Press Select the angle that the pattern is rotated. * Press left. * Press right.
  • Page 173: Changing The Size Of The Pattern

    EDITING PATTERNS Press Degree of rotation Changing the Size of the Pattern Press Select the direction in which the size is changed. * Press * Press * Press * Press * Press * Press * Press Size of the pattern Memo •...
  • Page 174: Deleting The Pattern

    Press Deleting the Pattern Press to select the pattern to be deleted. Continue touching until the red frame encloses the pattern you wish to delete. Then press EDITING PATTERNS Changing the Configuration of Character Patterns Press Select the layout. * After selecting an arc layout, press expand the arc.
  • Page 175: Changing The Character Spacing

    EDITING PATTERNS Changing the Character Spacing Press Press * Press to widen the character spacing. * Press to tighten the character spacing. * Press to return the pattern to its original spacing. Press to adjust the position. * Press to center the pattern. Press Changing the Color of Each Character in a Pattern...
  • Page 176 If necessary, press to change the thread color display (see “Changing the Thread Color Display” on page 151). Thread color display → The thread color display changes to name of color. Press to put the color you want to change at the top of the sewing order. Press color palette or Color palette →...
  • Page 177: Creating A Custom Thread Table

    Note You can download the data or the 300 color custom thread table. Visit our web site of www.brother.com Press , and then press display P. 5. a color on the custom thread table.
  • Page 178: Choosing A Color From The Custom Thread Table

    Press to return to the original screen. ■ Adding a Color to the Custom Thread Table from the List Repeat the previous steps Press to display the thread list. to select a thread color. Thread list Thread brand Press Repeat the previous steps until all desired thread colors are specified.
  • Page 179: After Editing

    EDITING PATTERNS Press Color palette/Custom thread change key Color palette → The custom thread table will appear. Press from the custom thread table. * Use to scroll through the custom thread table. * Press to return to the original color. * You can select colors from the custom thread table by directly touching the color palette with the touch pen.
  • Page 180: Combining Patterns

    COMBINING PATTERNS This section will describe how to combine characters and embroidery patterns. Editing Combined Patterns Press Press on P. 1 of the screen. COMBINING PATTERNS Press Press...
  • Page 181 COMBINING PATTERNS Press Press Enter “WELCOME”. * For details on selecting characters, see page 125. * After entering “W“, press size to M, then enter the remaining characters. * Press to view an image of all entered characters. Press to change the...
  • Page 182 Press to change the layout of the characters. * For details, see page 173. Press to adjust the position of the characters. COMBINING PATTERNS Press Press...
  • Page 183: Sewing Combined Patterns

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Sewing Combined Patterns Combined patterns will be embroidered in the order that they were entered. In this example, the embroider order will be as follows. For details, see “Sewing Embroidery Patterns” on page 142. → Press USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION In the same way that embroidery patterns are saved and retrieved in chapter 5, you can save edited embroidery patterns to the machine’s memory and retrieve them later.
  • Page 184: Chapter 7 My Custom Stitch

    Chapter MY CUSTOM STITCH DESIGNING A STITCH...184 ■ Examples of Custom Stitches ...185 ENTERING STITCH DATA ...186 ■ Key Functions ...186 ■ Moving a Point ...188 ■ Moving Part or All of the Design ...189 ■ Inserting New Points ...190 USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES ...191 Storing Custom Stitches in Your List ...191 ■...
  • Page 185: Designing A Stitch

    DESIGNING A STITCH DESIGNING A STITCH By using the MY CUSTOM STITCH register stitches you have created yourself. Memo • Stitches that you create with MY CUSTOM ™ STITCH can be a maximum of 7 mm (approx. 9/32 inch) wide and 37 mm (approx. 1-1/3 inches) long. •...
  • Page 186: Examples Of Custom Stitches

    ■ Examples of Custom Stitches Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch DESIGNING A STITCH...
  • Page 187: Entering Stitch Data

    ENTERING STITCH DATA ENTERING STITCH DATA ■ Key Functions This area displays the stitch being created. Displays the number of the present set point over the total number of points in the stitch. Displays the y-coordinate of Display Grid direction key Image key Single/triple stitching key Press this key to select whether one or three stitches will be sewn Point delete key...
  • Page 188 Press Press to move to the coordinates of the first point on the grid sheet. * Press to change the direction of the grid sheet. * You can also move by using the touch pen. a Currently selected point/Total number of points Coordinates of Press to add the point indicated by...
  • Page 189: Moving A Point

    ENTERING STITCH DATA Press Memo • If you have entered points that are too close together, the fabric may not feed properly. Edit the stitch data to leave a larger space between points. • If the stitch design is to be repeated and linked, make sure that linking stitches are added so that the stitch designs will not overlap.
  • Page 190: Moving Part Or All Of The Design

    ■ Moving Part or All of the Design Press to move point of the section that you want to move. * To move to the first point, press * To move to the last point, press * You can also move by using the touch pen.
  • Page 191: Inserting New Points

    ENTERING STITCH DATA ■ Inserting New Points Press to move the design where you want to add a new point. * To move to the first point, press * To move to the last point, press * You can also move Press →...
  • Page 192: Using Stored Custom Stitches

    USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES Storing Custom Stitches in Your List Stitch patterns created using the MY CUSTOM STITCH™ function can be stored for later use. Once you finish entering the stitch data, press “Saving” screen appears and the stitch will be stored in the machine’s memory.
  • Page 193: Saving The Retrieved Custom Stitches To Usb Media/computer

    USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES Select a custom stitch to be retrieved. * If the entire saved custom stitch cannot be displayed, press to view the entire custom stitch. * Press to return to the previous screen without retrieving the custom stitch. Press * Press to delete the custom stitch from the...
  • Page 194: Chapter 8 Appendix

    Chapter Appendix CARE AND MAINTENANCE ...194 Cleaning the LCD ...194 Cleaning the Machine Casing ...194 Cleaning the Race ...194 ADJUSTING THE SCREEN ...196 Screen Visibility Is Low ...196 Touch Panel Is Malfunctioning ...196 TROUBLESHOOTING ...198 ERROR MESSAGES...201 ■ Alarm ...206 SPECIFICATIONS...207 UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE ...208 Upgrade Procedure Using USB Media ...208...
  • Page 195: Care And Maintenance

    CARE AND MAINTENANCE CARE AND MAINTENANCE • Be sure to unplug the machine before cleaning it. Otherwise, electric shock or injury may result. Cleaning the LCD If the surface of the LCD is dirty, lightly wipe it with a soft dry cloth. Do not use organic solvents or detergents.
  • Page 196 • For a new bobbin case (part code: XC3153- 151(green marking on the screw) (for sewing and embroidering with bobbin thread recommended by Brother) or XC8167-251 (pink marking on the screw) (for embroidering with bobbin threads from other manufacturers)), contact your nearest authorized dealer (see page 141).
  • Page 197: Adjusting The Screen

    ADJUSTING THE SCREEN ADJUSTING THE SCREEN Screen Visibility Is Low If the screen is difficult to read when the machine is turned on, follow the procedure described below. Turn off the machine, hold your finger anywhere on the screen, and then turn the machine on.
  • Page 198 Using the included touch pen, lightly touch the center of each , in order from 1 to 5. * If the buzzer sounds one time after you press number 5, the operation is finished, and the mark below 1 appears in black. * If the buzzer sounds twice, the mark below 1 appears in red, and there was an error.
  • Page 199: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING TROUBLESHOOTING If you have a minor problem with your sewing machine, check the following solutions. If the solutions suggested do not correct the problem, contact your authorized dealer. Memo This machine is equipped with a simple troubleshooting feature that can be used in case minor problems occur during sewing.
  • Page 200 Problem High-pitched sound while Dust or lint is caught in the feed dogs. sewing Pieces of thread are caught in the race (bobbin case). The upper threading is incorrect. There are scratches on the race (bobbin case). Cannot thread the needle The needle is not in the correct position.
  • Page 201 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Needle breaks The needle is installed incorrectly. The needle clamp screw is not tightened. The needle is bent or blunt. The thread or needle is not suitable for the type of fabric being sewn. The wrong presser foot was used. The upper thread tension is too strong.
  • Page 202: Error Messages

    ERROR MESSAGES If the “Start/Stop button” or the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button is pressed before the machine is correctly set up or if an incorrect operation is performed, the machine stops and informs you of the error with an alarm and an error message.
  • Page 203 ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed when the upper thread is broken or not threaded correctly, and the “Start/ Stop” button or the “Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitch” button is pressed. CAUTION • Be sure to rethread the machine. If you press the “Start/Stop”...
  • Page 204 This message is displayed when the memory in the USB media is full and the stitch or pattern cannot be saved. This message is displayed when is pressed while the presser foot is raised. This message is displayed when , or is pressed after a pattern is selected.
  • Page 205 ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed when the “Start/Stop” button, “Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitch” button is pressed while no pattern is selected. This message is displayed when the bobbin thread is running out. This message is displayed when the bobbin is being wound, and the motor locks because the thread is tangled, etc.
  • Page 206 This message is displayed when is pressed without an embroidery card inserted. This message is displayed when the “Start/Stop” button is pressed while the foot controller is connected. This message is displayed when the motor locks up due to tangled thread or for other reasons related to thread delivery.
  • Page 207: Alarm

    ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed when a button on the screen is pressed while the needle is lowered. This message is displayed when a large-size embroidery pattern is selected in Embroidery Edit mode. This message is displayed when you try to use incompatible media. This message is displayed while the USB media is transmitting.
  • Page 208: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Sewing Machine Dimensions Case dimensions Weight Sewing speed Needle Embroidery Unit Dimensions Dimension of machine with embroidery unit attached Weight Item 51.1 cm (W) × 30.5 cm (H) × 25.8 cm (D) (approx. 20-1/8 inches (W) × 12 inches (H) × 10-1/8 inches (D)) 58.2 cm (W) ×...
  • Page 209: Upgrading Your Machine'ssoftware

    UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE You can use USB media or a computer to download software upgrades (file extension .up1) for your sewing machine. • Memo • When the machine’s software is upgraded, saved combinations of character and decorative stitches are erased. However, saved embroidery patterns are not erased.
  • Page 210: Upgrade Procedure Using Computer

    Upgrade Procedure Using Computer While holding the “Presser Foot Lifter” button pressed, turn on the machine. → The following screen appears. Press Plug the USB cable connectors into the corresponding USB port connectors on the computer and on the machine. →...
  • Page 211 UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE...
  • Page 212: Stitch Setting Chart

    STITCH SETTING CHART Note When using the twin needle (see page 32), be sure to attach presser foot “J”. Stitch Presser Stitch Name Foot Straight stitch (Left) Straight stitch (Left) Straight stitch (Middle) Straight stitch (Middle) Triple stretch stitch Stretch stitch Decorative stitch Basting stitch Zigzag stitch (Middle)
  • Page 213 STITCH SETTING CHART Stitch Stitch Name Overcasting stitch Overcasting stitch Overcasting stitch Overcasting stitch Overcasting stitch Overcasting stitch Single diamond overcast Single diamond overcast With side cutter With side cutter With side cutter With side cutter With side cutter Piecing stitch (Right) Piecing stitch (Middle) Piecing stitch (Left) Hand-look quilting...
  • Page 214 Stitch Presser Stitch Name Foot Blind hem stitch Blind hem stitch stretch Blanket stitch Shell tuck edge Satin scallop stitch Scallop stitch Patchwork join stitch Patchwork double overlock stitch Couching stitch Smocking stitch Feather stitch Fagoting cross stitch Tape attaching Ladder stitch Rick-rack stitch Decorative stitch...
  • Page 215 STITCH SETTING CHART Stitch Stitch Name Hemstitching Hemstitching Hemstitching zigzag Hemstitching Hemstitching Hemstitching Hemstitching Hemstitching Hemstitching Hemstitching Hemstitching Honeycomb stitch Honeycomb stitch Hemstitching Hemstitching Hemstitching Hemstitching Hemstitching Hemstitching Hemstitching Presser Applications Foot Decorative hems, triple straight at left Decorative hems, triple straight at center Decorative hems, top stitching Decorative hems, lace attaching...
  • Page 216 Stitch Presser Stitch Name Foot Hemstitching Hemstitching Narrow rounded buttonhole Wide round ended buttonhole Tapered round ended buttonhole Round ended buttonhole Round ended buttonhole Round double ended buttonhole Narrow squared buttonhole Wide squared buttonhole Stretch buttonhole Heirloom buttonhole Bound buttonhole Keyhole buttonhole Tapered keyhole buttonhole...
  • Page 217 STITCH SETTING CHART Stitch Stitch Name Eyelet Diagonally left up (Straight) Reverse (Straight) Diagonally right up (Straight) Sideways to left (Straight) Sideways to right (Straight) Diagonally left down (Straight) Forward (Straight) Diagonally right down (Straight) Sideways to left (Zigzag) Sideways to right (Zigzag) Forward (Zigzag) Reverse (Zigzag)
  • Page 218: Index

    INDEX accessories ...11 air vent ...9 alarm ...206 alphabet patterns character/decorative stitches ...95 alternate bobbin case ... 13 appliqués ... 61 array key ...173 arrow keys ...135 attaching elastic tape ... 62 automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching ...46 automatic thread cutting key ...46 bar tacks ...84 basting ...57 blind hem stitch ...71...
  • Page 219 INDEX handle ... 9 handwheel ... 9 hard case ... 13 heirloom stitching ... 77 horizontal mirror image key ... 101 image key ...51 insert key ... 190 key functions character/decorative stitches ... 100 embroidering ... 128 utility stitches ... 18 knee lifter ...
  • Page 220 thread fabric/thread/needle combinations ...37 thread color display ...151 thread cutter ... 9 thread cutter button ... 11 thread density key ...102 thread guide ...9 thread guide plate ...9 thread settings key ... 138 thread take-up lever check window ... 9 thread tension ...

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