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Brother NX-200 Operation Manual

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  • Page 2: Enclosed Accessories

    Note (For U.S.A. only) ● Foot controller: Model N5V This foot controller can be used on this machine model NX-200. ● The screw of the presser foot holder is available through your authorized dealer. (Part code: XA4813-051) ● The organized accessory tray is available through your authorized dealer.
  • Page 3: Front View

    Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions The names of the various parts of the sewing machine and their functions are described below. Before using the sewing machine, carefully read these descriptions to learn the names of the machine parts. Front view 1 Thread guide plate / 2 Thread guide cover Pass the thread around the thread guide plate when...
  • Page 4: Needle And Presser Foot Section

    Needle and presser foot section 1 Buttonhole lever Lower the buttonhole lever when sewing buttonholes and bar tacks. 2 Thread guide discs Pass the thread through the thread guide discs when using the needle threader to thread the needle. 3 Needle bar thread hook Pass the upper thread through the needle bar thread hook.
  • Page 5: Operation Buttons

    Operation buttons The operation buttons help you to easily perform various basic sewing machine operations. 1 Start/stop button Press the start/stop button to start or stop sewing. The machine sews at a slow speed at the beginning of sewing while the button is depressed. When sewing is stopped, the needle is lowered in the fabric.
  • Page 6: Operation Panel

    Operation panel The operation panel, located on the front at the right of the sewing machine, consists of various buttons and sliders for specifying how the stitch will be sewn. 1 Stitch width adjustment slider / 2 Stitch width adjustment button These are used to adjust the width of the stitch or the needle position.
  • Page 7: Optional Accessories

    Optional Accessories The following are available as optional accessories. 1. Side cutter Part code: SA177, XC3879-002 2. Quilting guide Part code: SA132, XC2215-002 3. Wide table Part code: SA537, XC4541-051 4. Walking foot Part code: SA140, XC2214-002 5. Quilting foot Part code: SA129, XC1948-002 6.
  • Page 8: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing this sewing machine. Before using this sewing machine, carefully read the “Important Safety Instructions” (page 6), and then study this manual for the correct operation of the various functions. In addition, after you have finished reading this manual, store it where it can quickly be accessed for future reference.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Enclosed Accessories ... Cover A Accessories ...Cover A Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions ... Cover B Front view ...Cover B Needle and presser foot section ...Cover C Right-side/rear view ...Cover C Operation buttons ... Cover D Operation panel ... Cover E Optional Accessories ...1 Introduction ...2 Sewing Machine Features ...2...
  • Page 10 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Adjusting the Stitch Width and Length ...45 Adjusting the stitch width ... 45 Adjusting the stitch length ... 46 Useful Functions ...47 Changing the needle stop position ... 47 Automatically sewing reverse/reinforcement stitches ... 47 Useful Sewing Tips ... 49 Trial sewing ...
  • Page 11 APPENDIX ...91 Stitch Settings ...92 Utility stitches ... 92 Maintenance ...96 Cleaning the machine surface ... 96 Cleaning the shuttle ... 96 Troubleshooting ...98 Error messages ... 101 Operation beep ... 102 Removing the upper cover ... 102 Index ...103...
  • Page 12: 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: 1. The machine should never be left unattended while plugged in. Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.
  • Page 13 FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA AND CYPRUS ONLY If this machine is fitted with a three-pin non-rewireable BS plug then please read the following. IMPORTANT If the available socket outlet is not suitable for the plug supplied with this equipment, it should be cut off and an appropriate three-pin plug fitted.
  • Page 14 In the event a malfunction occurs or adjustment is required, first follow the troubleshooting table in the back of the operation manual to inspect and adjust the machine yourself. If the problem persists, please consult your local authorized Brother dealer. For additional product information and updates, visit our web site at www.brother.com...
  • Page 15: Getting Ready

    GETTING READY The various preparations required before starting to sew are described in this chapter. Turning the Machine On/Off ...10 Winding/Installing the Bobbin ...12 Upper Threading ...18 Replacing the Needle ...26 Replacing the Presser Foot ...29 Sewing Cylindrical or Large Pieces...33...
  • Page 16: Turning The Machine On/off

    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 17: Turning On The Machine

    Turning on the machine Make sure that the sewing machine is turned off (the main power switch is set to “O”), and then plug the power supply cord into the power supply jack on the right side of the machine. Insert the plug of the power supply cord into a household electrical outlet.
  • Page 18: Winding/installing The Bobbin

    GETTING READY ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Winding/Installing the Bobbin This section describes how to wind the thread onto the bobbin, and then insert the bobbin thread. Bobbin precautions Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the bobbin. CAUTION ● Only use the bobbin (part code: SA156, XA5539-151) designed specifically for this sewing machine.
  • Page 19 Turn on the sewing machine. Lift open the upper cover. Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder shaft so that the spring on the shaft fits into the notch in the bobbin. 1 Notch 2 Bobbin winder shaft spring Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right. Remove the spool cap that is inserted onto the spool pin.
  • Page 20 GETTING READY ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— CAUTION ● If the spool or the spool cap is not positioned correctly, the thread may become tangled around the spool pin or the needle may break. ● Three spool cap sizes are available (large, medium and small), allowing you to choose a spool cap that best fits the size of spool being used.
  • Page 21 CAUTION ● Be sure to cut the thread as described on the previous page. If the bobbin is wound without cutting the thread using the cutter built into the slit in the bobbin winder seat, the thread may become tangled in the bobbin or the needle may bend or break when the bobbin thread starts to run out.
  • Page 22: Installing The Bobbin

    GETTING READY ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Installing the bobbin Install the bobbin wound with thread. CAUTION ● Use a bobbin thread that has been correctly wound, otherwise the needle may break or the thread tension will be incorrect. ● The bobbin was designed specifically for this sewing machine.
  • Page 23 CAUTION ● Be sure to hold down the bobbin with your finger and unroll the bobbin thread correctly, otherwise the thread may break or the thread tension will be incorrect. Reattach the bobbin cover. Insert the tab in the lower-left corner of the bobbin cover, and then lightly press down on the right side.
  • Page 24: Upper Threading

    GETTING READY ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Upper Threading In this section, the procedures for positioning the spool for the upper thread and threading the needle are described. CAUTION ● When threading the upper thread, carefully follow the instructions. If the upper threading is not correct, the thread may become tangled or the needle may bend or break.
  • Page 25 • If the presser foot is not raised, the sewing machine cannot be threaded correctly. Press (needle position button) once or twice to raise the needle. 1 Needle position button • If the needle is not correctly raised, the sewing machine cannot be threaded. Check that the mark on the balance wheel is facing up as shown in the illustration below.
  • Page 26 GETTING READY ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— CAUTION ● If the spool or the spool cap is not positioned correctly, the thread may become tangled around the spool pin or the needle may break. ● Three spool cap sizes are available (large, medium and small), allowing you to choose a spool cap that best fits the size of spool being used.
  • Page 27: Threading The Needle

    Threading the needle The needle threader can be used with needle size 75/11 through 100/16. For more details on the needle, refer to “Needle types and their uses” (page 26). With your left hand, hold the end of the thread passed through the needle bar thread hook, and then pass the thread through the thread guide discs from the front.
  • Page 28: Using The Twin Needle

    GETTING READY ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Raise the presser foot lever, pass the thread through the presser foot, and then pull out about 5 cm (2 inch) of thread toward the rear of the machine. 1 5 cm (2 inch) The upper threading is finished. Now that the upper threading and the lower threading are finished, you are ready to begin sewing.
  • Page 29 Insert the extra spool pin onto the bobbin winder shaft. Insert the extra spool pin so that it is perpendicular to the bobbin winder shaft. 1 Bobbin winder shaft Swing down the spool pin so that it is horizontal. Place the upper thread spool for the needle on the right side onto the extra spool pin, and then secure it with the spool cap.
  • Page 30: Using Thread That Winds Off Quickly

    GETTING READY ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Select a stitch. • For details on selecting a stitch, refer to “Selecting Stitching” (page 54). • For details on the stitches that can be sewn with the twin needle, refer to “Stitch Settings” (page 92). • Select a stitch width of 5.0 mm (3/16 inch) or less.
  • Page 31: Pulling Up The Bobbin Thread

    Pulling up the bobbin thread When making gathers or before free-motion quilting, first pull up the bobbin thread as described below. Insert the bobbin into the shuttle. • Refer to steps through bobbin” (page 16). Pass the bobbin thread through the slot. Do not cut the thread with the cutter.
  • Page 32: Replacing The Needle

    GETTING READY ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Replacing the Needle This section provides information on sewing machine needles. Needle precautions Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the handling of the needle. Failure to observe these precautions is extremely dangerous, for example, if the needle breaks and fragments are dispersed. Be sure to read and carefully follow the instructions below.
  • Page 33: Checking The Needle

    Memo ● The smaller the thread number, the thicker the thread, and the larger the needle number, the thicker the needle. ● Use the ball point needle when sewing on stretch fabrics or fabrics where skipped stitches easily occur. ● Use a 90/14 to 100/16 needle with transparent nylon threads, regardless of the fabric being sewn.
  • Page 34: Replacing The Needle

    GETTING READY ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Replacing the needle Replace the needle as described below. Use the screwdriver and a needle that has been determined to be straight according to the instructions in “Checking the needle”. Press (needle position button) once or twice to raise the needle. 1 Needle position button Turn off the sewing machine.
  • Page 35: Replacing The Presser Foot

    Replacing the Presser Foot The presser foot presses down on the fabric. Presser foot precautions Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the presser feet. CAUTION ● Use the presser foot appropriate for the type of stitch that you wish to sew, otherwise the needle may hit the presser foot, causing the needle to bend or break.
  • Page 36: Adjusting The Pressure Of The Presser Foot

    GETTING READY ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Place a different presser foot below the holder so that the presser foot pin is aligned with the notch in the holder. Position the presser foot so the letter indicating the presser foot type (A, G, I, J, M, N or R) is positioned to be read.
  • Page 37: Removing The Presser Foot Holder

    Removing the presser foot holder Remove the presser foot holder when cleaning the sewing machine or when installing a presser foot that does not use the presser foot holder, such as the quilting foot. Use the screwdriver to remove the presser foot holder.
  • Page 38 ● 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 92). Note ● The optional walking foot is available through your brother retailer.
  • Page 39: Sewing Cylindrical Or Large Pieces

    With the flat bed attachment removed, free- arm sewing is possible. Install the wide table. Keeping the wide table level, fully slide it into place. Note ● The optional wide table is available through your brother retailer. Sewing Cylindrical or Large Pieces...
  • Page 40 GETTING READY ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Turn the screw at the bottom of the legs to adjust their height. CAUTION ● Do not move the sewing machine while the wide table is attached, otherwise damage or injuries may occur. When you are finished using the wide table, remove it.
  • Page 41: Sewing Basics

    SEWING BASICS The necessary preparations for sewing are described in this chapter. Sewing...36 Adjusting the Thread Tension...44 Adjusting the Stitch Width and Length...45 Useful Functions ...47 Useful Sewing Tips ...49...
  • Page 42: Sewing

    SEWING BASICS ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sewing Basic sewing operations are described below. Before operating the sewing machine, read the following precautions. CAUTION ● While the machine is in operation, pay special attention to the needle location. In addition, keep your hands away from all moving parts such as the needle and balance wheel, otherwise injuries may occur.
  • Page 43: General Sewing Procedure

    General sewing procedure Follow the basic procedures below to sew. Turn on the sewing machine. Turn on the For details on turning on the machine, refer to “Turning on the machine” machine. (page 11). Select the stitch appropriate for the area to be sewn. Select the stitch.
  • Page 44: Positioning The Fabric

    SEWING BASICS ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Positioning the fabric Be sure that the fabric pieces are sewn in the correct order and that the right and wrong sides of the fabric are aligned correctly. Turn on the sewing machine. The straight stitch (left needle position) is automatically selected.
  • Page 45: Starting To Sew

    Insert the foot controller plug into its jack on the side of the sewing machine. 1 Foot controller jack Note (For U.S.A. only) ● Foot controller: Model N5V This foot controller can be used on this machine model NX-200. Sewing...
  • Page 46 SEWING BASICS ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Turn on the sewing machine. Slide the sewing speed controller to the left or right to select the desired sewing speed. Slide the sewing speed controller to the left to sew at a slower speed, or slide the speed controller to the right to sew at a faster speed.
  • Page 47: Securing The Stitching

    Securing the stitching When sewing with the straight stitch, for example, at the end of an opening or where seams do not overlap, use reverse stitching or reinforcement stitching to secure the end of the thread. Lower the needle into the fabric at the beginning of the stitching, and then lower the presser foot lever.
  • Page 48 SEWING BASICS ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— After 3 to 5 reverse stitches have been sewn, release (reverse/reinforcement stitch button). The machine stops sewing. Press (start/stop button), or press down on the foot controller. At this time, if the start/stop button is held pressed, the machine sews at a low speed. The machine starts sewing in the normal sewing direction.
  • Page 49: Cutting The Thread

    Cutting the thread When you have finished sewing, cut the threads. When you wish to finish the stitching and the sewing machine is stopped, press (needle position button) once to raise the needle. 1 Needle position button • The needle is raised. Raise the presser foot lever.
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Thread Tension

    SEWING BASICS ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Adjusting the Thread Tension The tensions of the upper thread and of the bobbin thread (thread tension) should be adjusted so that they are equal. Changing the tension of the upper thread If the thread and needle combination is correct for the type of fabric being sewn (according to “Needle types and their uses”...
  • Page 51: Adjusting The Stitch Width And Length

    Adjusting the Stitch Width and Length The zigzag width (pattern width) and stitch length of utility stitches can be adjusted. Normally, when a stitch is selected, the appropriate width and length are automatically selected. For details on the range of values within which the width and length can be set, refer to “Stitch Settings”...
  • Page 52: Adjusting The Stitch Length

    SEWING BASICS ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Adjusting the stitch length The stitch length can be adjusted with the arrow keys. Press the stitch length adjustment button in the operation panel. The stitch length adjustment button lights up. Slide the stitch length adjustment slider up and down.
  • Page 53: Useful Functions

    Useful Functions Functions useful in improving sewing efficiency are described below. Changing the needle stop position The sewing machine can be set to leave the needle in the fabric (lowered needle stop position) or leave the needle raised (raised needle stop position) when sewing is stopped.
  • Page 54 SEWING BASICS ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Position the fabric under the presser foot, and then press (start/stop button) once. 1 Start/stop button After reverse/reinforcement stitches are sewn, the machine starts sewing. After reaching the end of the stitching, press (reverse/reinforcement stitch button) once. This step is not necessary if a stitch such as those for sewing buttonholes and bar tacks is selected where reinforcement stitches are...
  • Page 55: Useful Sewing Tips

    Useful Sewing Tips Various ways to achieve better results for your sewing projects are described below. Refer to these tips when sewing your project. Trial sewing After you have set up the machine with the thread and needle appropriate for the type of fabric being sewn, the machine automatically sets the thread tension and stitch length and width for the stitch that is selected.
  • Page 56: Sewing Thick Fabrics

    SEWING BASICS ——————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sewing thick fabrics ■ If the fabric does not fit under the presser foot If the fabric does not fit easily under the presser foot, raise the presser foot lever even higher to bring the presser foot to its highest position. ■...
  • Page 57: Sewing Thin Fabrics

    Sewing thin fabrics When sewing thin fabrics, the stitching may become misaligned or the fabric may not feed correctly. If this occurs, place thin paper or stabilizer material under the fabric and sew it together with the fabric. When you have finished sewing, tear off any excess paper.
  • Page 58 SEWING BASICS ———————————————————————————————————————————————————...
  • Page 59: Utility Stitches

    UTILITY STITCHES The various stitches and their applications are described in this chapter. Selecting Stitching...54 Overcasting Stitches...56 Basic Stitching...60 Blind Hem Stitching ...61 Buttonhole Stitching...63 Zipper Insertion ...70 Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape...74 Applique, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching ...76 Reinforcement Stitching ...82 Eyelet Stitching...84 Decorative Stitching...85...
  • Page 60: Selecting Stitching

    UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Selecting Stitching You can select any of the various types of stitching available. Selecting stitching Using the operation panel keys, select the desired stitch. When the sewing machine is turned on, the straight stitch ( left needle position) is selected. A letter (A, G, J, M, N or R) indicating the presser foot that should be used appears to the right of the stitch number.
  • Page 61 To adjust the stitch width, slide the stitch width adjustment slider up or down. Press the stitch width adjustment button, and then slide the stitch width adjustment slider to adjust the stitch width. 1 Stitch width adjustment slider 2 Stitch width adjustment button 3 Wide 4 Narrow To adjust the stitch length, slide the stitch...
  • Page 62: Overcasting Stitches

    UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Overcasting Stitches Sew overcasting stitches along the edges of cut fabric to prevent them from fraying. Seven stitches are available for overcasting. The procedure for sewing overcasting stitch is explained according to the presser foot that is used. Sewing overcasting stitches using overcasting foot “G”...
  • Page 63: Sewing Overcasting Stitches Using Zigzag Foot "j

    Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot “J” Three stitches can be used to sew overcasting stitches with zigzag foot “J”. Stitch Name Application Pattern Preventing fraying (center Zigzag stitch baseline/reverse stitching) 3-point Preventing fraying in thick fabrics zigzag stitch and stretch fabrics Overcasting Preventing fraying in stretch stitch...
  • Page 64: Sewing Overcasting Stitches Using The Optional Side Cutter

    UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sewing overcasting stitches using the optional side cutter Using the side cutter, seam allowances can be finished while the edge of the fabric is cut off. The following four stitches can be used to sew overcasting. When the side cutter is attached, be sure to use the settings in the ranges listed below. Stitch Name Application Pattern...
  • Page 65 ● If the side cutter can no longer cut fabric, use a rag to apply a small amount of oil to the cutting edge of the cutter. ● The optional side cutter is available through your brother retailer. Overcasting Stitches...
  • Page 66: Basic Stitching

    UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Basic Stitching Straight stitches are used for sewing plain seams. Three stitches are available for basic stitching. Stitch Name Application Pattern Straight Basic stitching and sewing stitch (left gathers or pintucks (left baseline/ needle reverse stitching) position) Straight Basic stitching and sewing stitch...
  • Page 67: Blind Hem Stitching

    Blind Hem Stitching Secure the bottoms of skirts and pants with a blind hem. Two stitches are available for blind hem stitching. Stitch Name Application Pattern Blind hem stitching on mediumweight fabrics Blind hem stitch Blind hem stitching on stretch fabrics Sew a blind hem according to the following procedure.
  • Page 68 UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Adjust the stitch width until the needle slightly catches the fold of the hem. 1 Needle drop point 2 Wider stitch 3 Narrower stitch ■ If the needle catches too much of the hem fold If the needle catches too much of the hem fold, move the stitch width adjustment lever down.
  • Page 69: Buttonhole Stitching

    Buttonhole Stitching Buttonholes can be sewn and buttons can be sewn on. Five stitches are available for sewing one-step buttonholes. Stitch Name Application Pattern Horizontal buttonholes on thin and mediumweight fabrics Buttonholes with bar tacks on both ends for stabilized fabrics Buttonhole Buttonholes for stretch or knit stitch...
  • Page 70: Buttonhole Sewing

    UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Buttonhole sewing The maximum buttonhole length is about 28 mm (1-1/8 inch) (diameter + thickness of the button). Buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below. 1 Reinforcement stitching The names of parts of buttonhole foot “A”, which is used for sewing buttonholes, are indicated below.
  • Page 71 ■ If the button does not fit in the button guide plate Add together the diameter and thickness of the button, and then set the button guide plate to the calculated length. (The distance between the markings on the presser foot scale is 5 mm (3/16 inch).) 1 Presser foot scale 2 Length of buttonhole...
  • Page 72 UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Raise the buttonhole lever to its original position. Insert a pin along the inside of one bar tack at the end of the buttonhole stitching to prevent the stitching from being cut. 1 Pin Use the seam ripper to cut towards the pin and open the buttonhole.
  • Page 73: Button Sewing

    ■ Sewing buttonholes on stretch fabrics When sewing buttonholes on stretch fabrics, use a gimp thread. Hook the gimp thread onto the part of buttonhole foot “A” shown in the illustration so that it fits into the grooves, and then loosely tie it.
  • Page 74 UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Place the button into button-sewing foot “M”. 1 Button • When attaching four-hole buttons, first sew the two holes closest to you. Then, slide the button so that the needle goes into the two holes toward the rear of the sewing machine, and then sew them in the same way.
  • Page 75 ■ Attaching a shank to a button To sew the button with a shank, attach the button with space between it and the fabric, and then wind the thread by hand. This attaches the button securely. Place the button into button-sewing foot “M”, and then pull the shank lever toward you.
  • Page 76: Zipper Insertion

    UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Zipper Insertion A zipper can be sewn in place. Stitch Name Application Pattern Straight Attaching zippers stitch (center Sewing concealed seams and needle pintucks position) There are many methods for inserting zippers. The procedures for inserting a centered zipper and a side zipper are described below.
  • Page 77: Inserting A Side Zipper

    Select stitch • For details, refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 54). CAUTION ● When using zipper foot “I”, be sure to select the straight stitch (center needle position), and slowly turn the balance wheel toward you to check that the needle does not touch the presser foot.
  • Page 78 UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Press the seam allowance so that the right side (the side that will not be stitched) has an extra 3 mm (1/8 inch). 1 Wrong side of fabric 2 3 mm (1/8 inch) Align the zipper teeth with the pressed edge of the fabric having the extra 3 mm (1/8 inch), and then baste or pin the zipper in place.
  • Page 79 Close the zipper, turn over the fabric, and then baste the other side of the zipper to the fabric. 1 Basting stitching Attach the presser foot holder to the other pin of zipper foot “I”. If the presser foot holder was attached to the right pin in step , change it to the left pin.
  • Page 80: Sewing Stretch Fabrics And Elastic Tape

    UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape Stretch fabrics can be sewn and elastic tape can be attached. Stitch Name Application Pattern Stretch Stretch fabrics stitch 3-point Attaching elastic zigzag stitch Observe the corresponding precautions when performing each of the following stitching operations. Stretch stitching Attach zigzag foot “J”.
  • Page 81 Select stitch • For details, refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 54). Sew the elastic tape to the fabric while stretching the tape so that it is the same length as the fabric. While pulling the fabric behind the presser foot with your left hand, pull the fabric at the pin nearest the front of the presser foot with your right hand.
  • Page 82: Appliqué, Patchwork And Quilt Stitching

    UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching The stitches that can be used for sewing appliqués, patchwork and quilts are described below. Stitch Name Application Pattern Attaching appliqués (center baseline/reverse stitching) Zigzag stitch Appliqué quilting, free-motion quilting, satin stitching Attaching appliqués Appliqué...
  • Page 83: Appliqué Stitching

    Appliqué stitching Cut out the appliqué, leaving a seam allowance of between 3 and 5 mm (1/8 and 3/16 inch). 1 Seam allowance Place a pattern made of thick paper on the back of the appliqué, and then fold over the seam allowance using an iron.
  • Page 84: Patchwork (crazy Quilt) Stitching

    UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching Fold the edge of the top piece of fabric and place it over the lower piece. Sew the two pieces of fabric together so the pattern spans over both pieces. Piecing Sewing together two pieces of fabric is called “piecing”.
  • Page 85: Quilting

    Note ● When sewing with the walking foot, sew at a speed between slow and medium. ● The optional walking foot is available through your brother retailer. Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching...
  • Page 86: Free-motion Quilting

    Note ● The optional quilting guide is available through your brother retailer. Free-motion quilting With free-motion quilting, the feed dogs can be lowered (using the drop feed lever) so that the fabric can be moved freely in any direction.
  • Page 87 1 Back side • Normally, the drop feed lever is positioned at the left. Note ● The optional quilting foot is available through your brother retailer. Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching (to the left as seen from the...
  • Page 88: Reinforcement Stitching

    UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Reinforcement Stitching Reinforce points that will be subject to strain, such as sleeve holes, inseams and pocket corners. Stitch Name Application Pattern Triple Reinforcing the seams of sleeves stretch and inseams stitch Bar tack Reinforcing the ends of openings, stitch such as the corners of pockets Triple stretch stitching...
  • Page 89 Attach buttonhole foot “A”. • For details, refer to “Replacing the presser foot” (page 29). Select stitch • For details, refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 54). Position the fabric so that the opening of the pocket faces toward you, and then lower the presser foot lever so that the needle drops 2 mm (1/16 inch) in front of the pocket opening.
  • Page 90: Eyelet Stitching

    UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Eyelet Stitching Eyelets, such as those on belts, can be sewn. Three sizes of eyelets are possible: 7 mm, 6 mm and 5 mm (1/4, 15/64 and 3/16 inch). Stitch Name Application Pattern Sewing eyelets, for example, on Eyelet stitch belts Attach monogramming foot “N”.
  • Page 91: Decorative Stitching

    Decorative Stitching Various decorative stitches can be sewn with this sewing machine. Stitch Name Application Pattern Fagoting Sewing two pieces of fabric stitch together across an open seam Joining Decorative bridging stitches stitch Smocking Smocking fabrics to add texture stitch and elasticity Scallop Satin scallop stitching...
  • Page 92: Fagoting

    UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Fagoting Stitching across an open seam is called “fagoting”. It is used on blouses and children's clothing. This stitch is more decorative when thicker thread is used. Use an iron to fold the two pieces of fabric along their seams.
  • Page 93: Scallop Stitching

    Scallop stitching The wave-shaped repeating pattern that looks like shells is called “scalloping”. It is used on the collars of blouses and to decorate the edges of handkerchiefs. Attach monogramming foot “N”. • For details, refer to “Replacing the presser foot”...
  • Page 94: Joining

    UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Select stitch • For details, refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 54). Stitch between the straight stitches. Pull out the threads for the straight stitches. Joining Decorative bridging stitches can be sewn over the seam allowance of joined fabrics. This is used when making a crazy quilt.
  • Page 95: Heirloom Stitching

    Heirloom stitching When sewing with the wing needle, the needle holes are enlarged, creating a lace-like decorative stitch. This is used to decorate hems and tablecloths on thin or mediumweight fabrics in addition to plain weave fabrics. Install the wing needle. •...
  • Page 96 UTILITY STITCHES —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Select stitch • For details, refer to “Selecting stitching” (page 54). With the right side of the fabric facing up, sew along the right edge of the frayed section. Turn the fabric around to sew the opposite side.
  • Page 97: Appendix

    APPENDIX The various maintenance and troubleshooting procedures are described in this chapter. Stitch Settings...92 Maintenance ...96 Troubleshooting ...98 Index ...103...
  • Page 98: Stitch Settings

    APPENDIX ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Stitch Settings Applications, stitch lengths and widths and whether the twin needle can be used are listed for utility stitches in the following table. Utility stitches Stitch Name Pattern Application Basic stitching, sewing gathers or pintucks, etc. Straight stitch Attaching zippers, basic stitching, sewing gath-...
  • Page 99 Stitch Name Pattern Application Patchwork stitching and decorative stitching Patchwork stitching, decorative stitching and Joining stitch sewing overcasting on both pieces of fabric, such as with tricot Patchwork stitching and decorative stitching Fagoting and decora- tive stitching Fagoting stitch Fagoting and decora- tive stitching Decorative stitching Decorative stitching...
  • Page 100 APPENDIX ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Stitch Name Pattern Application Horizontal buttonholes on thin and medium- weight fabrics Secured buttonholes for fabrics that have back- ings Buttonhole Buttonholes for stretch stitch or knit fabrics Buttonholes for stretch fabrics Keyhole buttonholes for thick or furry fabrics Reinforcing openings and areas where the Bar tack stitch...
  • Page 101 Stitch Name Pattern Application For decoration, etc. For decoration, etc. Decorative stitches For decoration, etc. For decoration, etc. For decoration, etc. For decoration, etc. Satin stitches For decoration, etc. For decoration, etc. Stitch Width Stitch Length [mm (inch.)] [mm (inch.)] Auto Manual Auto...
  • Page 102: Maintenance

    APPENDIX ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Maintenance Simple sewing machine maintenance operations are described below. Cleaning the machine surface If the surface of the machine is dirty, lightly soak a cloth in neutral detergent, squeeze it out firmly, and then wipe the surface of the machine. After cleaning it once with a wet cloth, wipe it again with a dry cloth.
  • Page 103 Turn the balance wheel toward you until the tip of the shuttle hook aligns with the edge of the race shelf. 1 Shuttle race 2 Shuttle 3 Edge of the shuttle race 4 Tip of the shuttle hook • Be sure to turn the balance wheel toward you.
  • Page 104: Troubleshooting

    APPENDIX ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Troubleshooting If the machine stops operating correctly, check the following possible problems before requesting service. If the problem persists, contact your retailer or the nearest authorized service center. Symptom Probable Cause The machine is not turned on. The start/stop button was not pressed.
  • Page 105 Symptom Probable Cause The upper thread was not threaded correctly (for example, the spool is not installed correctly, the spool cap is too big for the spool being used, or the thread has come out of the nee- dle bar thread hook). There are knots or tangles in the thread.
  • Page 106 APPENDIX ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Symptom Probable Cause The upper thread was not threaded correctly, or the bobbin is incor- rectly installed. The spool is incorrectly installed. The combination of fabric, thread The fabric is and needle is not correct. wrinkled. The needle is bent or blunt. If thin fabrics are being sewn, the stitch is too coarse.
  • Page 107: Error Messages

    Symptom Probable Cause The feed dogs are lowered. The stitch is too fine. The presser foot that is used is not appropriate for the type of stitch that you wish to sew. The fabric does not feed. The pressure of the presser foot is weak.
  • Page 108: Operation Beep

    APPENDIX ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Operation beep Each time a key is pressed or an incorrect operation is performed, a beep is sounded. ■ For a correct operation One beep is sounded. ■ If an incorrect operation is performed Two or four beeps are sounded. ■...
  • Page 109: Index

    Index Numerics 3-point zigzag stitch ...57 accessories ... Cover A adjustable zipper/piping foot ...1 air vent ... Cover C appliques ...77 automatic reinforcement stitching ...47 automatic reverse stitching ...47 automatic reverse/reinforcement stitch key ...Cover E balance wheel ... Cover C, 38 bar tack ...82 basic stitching ...60 blind hem stitch ...61...
  • Page 110 APPENDIX ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— patchwork stitching ...78 piecing ...78 pocket corners ...82 positioning fabric ...38 presser foot ... Cover C, 29 presser foot dial ... Cover C, 30 presser foot holder ... Cover C, 31 presser foot lever ...Cover D presser foot pressure ...30 quick reference guide ...
  • Page 111 English 882-S60 XC4665-0511 Printed in Taiwan...

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  • Moira Ivey Oct 11, 2018 05:47:
    Lost my manual and I haven’t used my machine in several years. I forget how to wond bobbin, increase stitch length, etc.