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Brother 884-T05 Operation Manual

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Embroidery Machine
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Operation Manual
Product Code: 884-T05

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  • Page 1 Embroidery Machine PR-650 Operation Manual Product Code: 884-T05...
  • Page 2 Trademarks ® FlashFX is a registered trademark of Datalight, Inc. ® FlashFX Copyright 1998-2007 Datalight, Inc. U.S.Patent Office 5,860,082/6,260,156 ® FlashFX Pro™ is a trademark of Datalight, Inc. ® Datalight is a registered trademark of Datalight, Inc. Copyright 1989-2007 Datalight, Inc., All Rights Reserved Video powered by Mobiclip™...
  • Page 3: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing this embroidery machine. Before using this machine, carefully read the “Important Safety Instructions”, and then study this manual for the correct operation of the various functions. In addition, after you have finished reading this manual, store it where it can quickly be accessed for future reference.
  • Page 4 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Always keep your work area clear: •...
  • Page 5 Use only a mouse designed specifically for this machine. The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice. For additional product information and updates, visit our website at www.brother.com SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS This machine is intended for household use.
  • Page 6 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA AND CYPRUS ONLY IMPORTANT...
  • Page 7 • 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 8: License Agreement

    PARTIES OTHER THAN BROTHER (e.g. “©DISNEY”). BROTHER retains all rights not expressly granted to CUSTOMER herein. Nothing in this agreement constitutes a waiver of the rights of BROTHER under any law. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of Japan.
  • Page 9: Warning Labels

    Warning Labels The following warning labels are on the machine. Be sure to observe the precautions described in the labels. Please put a drop of oil onto the hook once a day before use. Label locations Warning Labels 7...
  • Page 10: Machine Structure And Features

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Machine Structure and Features Six-needle machine embroidering...
  • Page 11: Differences With Single-needle Machines

    Not all six needles can be used to sew at the same time. Only one needle is moved to the embroidering position at a time. According to the sewing order, the needle bar case is moved to the left and right so that the needle bar and needle thread with the required color can be moved to the embroidering position.
  • Page 12: Other Features

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Other features ■...
  • Page 13: Available Features

    ■ USB port available as standard equipment By connecting a computer to the machine using the included USB cable, embroidery patterns can be transferred from the computer. Refer to “Computer (USB)” on page 156. If the machine is positioned at a distance that the USB cable does not reach the computer, embroidery patterns can be transferred from the computer by temporarily saving them on USB...
  • Page 14: Manual Structure

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Manual Structure This manual is constructed as described below.
  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ... 1 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ... 1 License Agreement ... 6 Warning Labels... 7 Machine Structure and Features... 8 Six-needle machine embroidering ... 8 Differences with single-needle machines ... 9 Other features ... 10 Available features ... 11 Manual Structure...
  • Page 16 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Hooping the Fabric in the Embroidery Frame...47 Hooping the fabric in the embroidery frame...
  • Page 17 Adjusting the Thread Tension ... 112 Adjusting the tension of the bobbin thread... 112 Adjusting the tension of the upper thread... 113 EMBROIDERING SETTINGS Basting Embroidery ... 116 Creating an Appliqué Piece ... 117 Creating an appliqué piece ... 117 Using a frame pattern for the outline...
  • Page 18 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Editing a Combined Pattern...182 Saving Embroidery Patterns...187 Machine’s memory ...
  • Page 19 Cleaning the machine surface ... 245 Cleaning the hook ... 245 Cleaning around the needle plate ... 246 Cleaning the bobbin case ... 247 Cleaning the thread paths of the upper threads ... 248 Oiling the machine ... 250 About the maintenance message... 251 Troubleshooting ...
  • Page 20 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —...
  • Page 21: Getting Ready

    GETTING READY After unpacking the machine, first refer to “Accessories” on page 22, and check that all listed accessories are included. After checking that all accessories are included, the embroidery machine can be set up. The setup of the machine and the various preparations required before starting to sew are described in this chapter.
  • Page 22: Names Of Machine Parts And Their Functions

    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.
  • Page 23: Right-side/rear View

    Right-side/rear view Bottom 1 Primary (top) USB port for media In order to send patterns from/to USB media, plug the USB media directly into the USB port. 2 USB port for mouse 3 USB port for computer In order to import/export patterns between a computer and the machine, plug the USB cable into the USB port.
  • Page 24: Accessories

    GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Accessories The accessories listed below are included with this machine.
  • Page 25: Optional Accessories

    Memo ● The included touch pen can be stored in the touch pen holder on the back of the operation panel. Refer to page 21. Optional accessories The following are available as optional accessories. Part Name Advanced cap frame 2 set (Refer to page 225.) Advanced cap frame 2 Advanced cap frame...
  • Page 26: Setting Up The Machine

    GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Setting Up the Machine The procedures for setting up the machine are described below.
  • Page 27: Setup Location

    Setup location Setup the machine in a location that meets the following requirements. • Position machine more than 50 mm (2 inches) from the wall • Allow sufficient space around the machine • Place no objects within the moving range of the embroidery frame •...
  • Page 28: Setting Up The Machine

    GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Setting up the machine When setting up the machine, adjust the legs so that the machine is steady.
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Operation Panel Position

    Adjusting the operation panel position Adjust the orientation and angle of the operation panel so it can easily be operated. Loosen 2 thumb screws to bring the operation panel forward. 1 Thumb screws Adjust the operation panel to an easy-to- operate position, and then tighten the thumb screws.
  • Page 30: Preparing The Thread Guide Assembly

    GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Preparing the thread guide assembly Raise the thread guide assembly.
  • Page 31: Positioning The Spool Stand

    Positioning the spool stand Secure the spool stand in the embroidering position. Loosen the thumb screw, and then open up the spool stand to the left and right. 1 Thumb screw 2 Spool stand After the spool stand is fully opened up, tighten the thumb screw.
  • Page 32 GETTING READY — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Secure the embroidery frame holder with the two thumb screws removed in step 1 Thumb screws...
  • Page 33: Embroidering Tutorial

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL This chapter describes the basic embroidering operations in order—from turning on the machine and sewing a pattern to finishing sewing. Follow the steps of the tutorial to embroider a pattern and master the operation of this embroidery machine. Operating Precautions ...32 Basic Procedures ...35 Screen Quick Reference Guide ...70...
  • Page 34: Operating Precautions

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Operating Precautions The necessary points to ensure the correct operation of this machine are described below.
  • Page 35: Needle Precautions

    Needle precautions Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the correct choice of needle for your machine. CAUTION ● Your machine is designed to use household embroidery needles. The factory recommended needle is “HAX 130 EBBR” (Organ). Schmetz needles 130/705 H-E may be used as a substitute.
  • Page 36: Upper Thread Recommendations

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Upper thread recommendations Be sure to observe the following recommendations concerning the upper thread.
  • Page 37: Basic Procedures

    Basic Procedures Basic embroidering procedures are described below. Check the overall procedure below, before operating the embroidery machine. Step Install the bobbin. Turn on the machine. Select an embroidery pattern. Edit the embroidery pattern. Specify the embroidering settings. Check the previewed image. Hoop the fabric in the embroidery frame.
  • Page 38: Installing The Bobbin

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 1.
  • Page 39: Installing The Bobbin Case

    Insert the bobbin into the bobbin case. Note ● Check that the thread winds off the bobbin clockwise as shown in the illustration. If the bobbin is installed with the thread winding off in the opposite direction, the embroidery will not be sewn correctly. Pass the thread through the thread slit and under the tension-adjusting spring.
  • Page 40: Turning On The Machine

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 2.
  • Page 41: Understanding The Screens

    Understanding the screens When the machine is turned on and operations described below will be entered using the operation panel. For precautions concerning the use of the touch panel, refer to page 34. Display Key Name Home key Pattern display area Embroidering area line...
  • Page 42: Screen Overview

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Screen overview The basic operation flow is shown below.
  • Page 43 In the embroidering screen, check the thread colors assigned to the needle bars, and then install the upper threads. Touch unlock the machine so that the start/stop button starts flashing in green. The embroidery machine is now ready to begin sewing. After the embroidery is sewn, the embroidering settings screen appears.
  • Page 44: Selecting An Embroidery Pattern

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 3.
  • Page 45: Selecting An Embroidery Pattern

    Selecting an embroidery pattern We will select a floral on the second page. Touch to select the embroidery patterns category. The pattern list screen appears. Touch (previous) or desired page is displayed. • To select a pattern group other than the embroidery patterns, touch 1 Return key The pattern type selection screen appears.
  • Page 46: Editing The Embroidery Pattern

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 4.
  • Page 47: Specifying Embroidering Setting

    5. Specifying Embroidering Setting From this screen, the entire pattern can be edited and embroidering settings can be specified. In addition, the embroidering position can be checked and a pattern can be saved for later use. Embroidering settings screen (For details on the keys and other information on the screen, refer to page 75.) 1 Displays a preview image.
  • Page 48: Previewing The Image

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 6.
  • Page 49: Hooping The Fabric In The Embroidery Frame

    7. Hooping the Fabric in the Embroidery Frame After selecting the pattern to be embroidered, check which embroidery frames can be used to sew the pattern. Select the appropriate frame, and hoop the fabric and stabilizer in the embroidery frame. (Refer to “Attaching Iron-On Stabilizer (Backing) to Fabric”...
  • Page 50 EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 51: Attaching The Embroidery Frame To The Machine

    8. Attaching the Embroidery Frame to the Machine After hooping the fabric in the embroidery frame, attach the frame to the embroidery machine. CAUTION ● If the embroidery frame is not correctly attached it may hit the presser foot and damage the machine, or cause injury to the user.
  • Page 52 EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Move the left arm to align the screw on the right side with the mark for the embroidery frame to be installed, and then tighten the...
  • Page 53: Checking The Embroidery Area

    9. Checking the Embroidery Area Check the embroidery area to make sure that the embroidery will be sewn in the desired location and will not be misaligned and that the embroidery frame will not hit the presser foot. If the embroidery frame is not correctly positioned, it moves to the correct position, and then the embroidering position is indicated.
  • Page 54: Continuing To The Embroidering Screen

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Continuing to the embroidering screen After finishing the necessary operations in the...
  • Page 55: 10. Upper Threading

    10. Upper Threading Check the embroidering screen for information on which needle bars should be threaded with which thread colors, and then thread the upper threads. Checking the needle bars and thread colors In the embroidering settings screen, touch instructing that the needle bars be threaded (that the thread spools from the previous time be changed). Check the thread colors in this screen.
  • Page 56 EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Touch The screen indicating that the spools be changed is closed.
  • Page 57: Upper Threading

    Upper threading Use embroidery thread to thread the needle bars in order, starting with needle bar 1. → → Touch (refer to page 206). CAUTION ● When threading the upper thread, carefully follow the instructions. If the upper threading is not performing correctly, the thread may break or become tangled, causing the needle to bend or break.
  • Page 58 EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — The numbers indicate the thread path for each of the numbered needle bars.
  • Page 59 Pass the thread through the hole in the number 1 upper thread guide. Pass the thread toward you from the inside of the thread guide. 1 Hole in upper thread guide Pass the thread through the number 1 upper thread guide. Hold the thread with both hands, and then pass it under the guide from the right.
  • Page 60 EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Pass the thread along the thread path indicated on the machine, and then pass it under the number 1 middle thread guide...
  • Page 61: Threading The Needle

    Threading the needle Use the automatic needle-threading mechanism to thread the needle. → Touch in order to view a video of the operation on the LCD (refer to page 206). Press the automatic needle-threading button. The hook on the automatic needle- threading mechanism passes through the eye of the needle.
  • Page 62 EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Pass the thread under the guide on the presser foot.
  • Page 63 ■ Moving and threading a selected needle bar You can move and thread a selected needle bar to the embroidering position at any time. Touch The needle bar move screen appears. Touch the key for the needle bar that you wish to move or thread.
  • Page 64 EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 65: 11. Sewing The Embroidery

    11. Sewing the Embroidery Now, the embroidery machine is ready to begin sewing. When the machine starts sewing, the presser foot is automatically lowered, the necessary thread trimming operations at the end of stitching are performed, the threads are changed as necessary while the embroidery is sewn, and the machine stops when the end of the stitching is reached.
  • Page 66 EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Press the start/stop button.
  • Page 67: Stopping Embroidering

    ■ Continuing embroidering To sew the same pattern again, touch The embroidering screen appears so the same pattern can be sewn again. To select a new pattern, touch The pattern type selection screen appears. Note ● Automatic Lock stitching can be set so that it is sewn at the beginning of the embroidery, when starting to sew after changing thread colors, and when...
  • Page 68 EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 69: 12. Checking The Thread Tension

    12. Checking the Thread Tension Check the embroidery to see if it was sewn with the correct thread tension. If the thread tension is not adjusted correctly, the stitching may be uneven or there may be puckering in the fabric. ■...
  • Page 70: 13. Removing The Embroidery Frame And Fabric

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 13.
  • Page 71: 14. Turning Off The Machine

    14. Turning OFF the Machine After all embroidery is finished, turn off the machine. Set the main power switch to “ ”. The embroidery machine is turned off and the display and the start/stop button indicator goes off. Unplug the power supply cord from the electrical outlet.
  • Page 72: Screen Quick Reference Guide

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Screen Quick Reference Guide Descriptions of the keys and other information that appear in the screens are provided in the tables below.
  • Page 73: Understanding The Pattern Type Selection Screen

    Understanding the pattern type selection screen In this screen, select a pattern category (type). Display Function Key Name The embroidery pattern for a design can be selected. Embroidery pattern key 12 stitch types can be combined with 10 frame shapes, such as a circle and Frame a square.
  • Page 74: Understanding The Pattern List Screen

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Understanding the pattern list screen In this screen, select the pattern.
  • Page 75: Understanding The Pattern Editing Screen

    Understanding the pattern editing screen In this screen, the pattern can be edited. Display Function Key Name Shows the size of the embroidery pattern currently displayed in the pattern display area. The top value shows the height and the bottom value shows the width.
  • Page 76 EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Display Function Key Name...
  • Page 77: Understanding The Embroidering Settings Screen

    Understanding the embroidering settings screen From this screen, the entire pattern can be edited and embroidering settings can be specified. In addition, the embroidering position can be checked and a pattern can be saved for later use. Display Function Key Name Shows the size of the embroidery pattern currently displayed in...
  • Page 78 EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Display Function Key Name...
  • Page 79: Understanding The Embroidering Screen

    Understanding the embroidering screen From this screen, the total number of thread colors and the sewing time can be checked, the needle bar settings can be specified, and the needle placement forward or backward can be done. Display Function Key Name The bottom value shows the total number of thread...
  • Page 80 EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Display Function Key Name...
  • Page 81: When You Have A Question, This May Help You

    When You Have a Question, This May Help You TECHNICAL TERMS: ■ DST This is the extension of Tajima data file (*.dst) that is one of the data formats of embroidery patterns. Tajima data does not contain color information, therefore the embroidery machine automatically assigns colors when a Tajima (.dst) file is loaded.
  • Page 82: Usb Connectivity

    EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 83 1 Primary (top) USB port 2 Embroidery card Reader/USB card writer module* or USB media Note ● Two USB media cannot be used with this machine at the same time. If two USB media are inserted, only the USB media inserted first is detected.
  • Page 84 EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 85 ■ Changing pages Rotate the mouse wheel to switch through the tabs of the pattern selection screens. Memo ● If page numbers and a vertical scroll bar for additional pages are displayed, rotate the mouse wheel or click the left mouse button with the pointer on display the previous or next page.
  • Page 86 EMBROIDERING TUTORIAL — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 87: Other Basic Procedures

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES This chapter provides explanations on operations other than those described in chapter 2, such as sewing a pattern with seven or more colors, changing the needles and changing thread spools. Changing the Needle...86 Replacing the needle ...86 Correctly Using the Embroidery Frames...88 Embroidery frame types and applications...88 Attaching Iron-On Stabilizer (Backing) to Fabric ...90...
  • Page 88: Changing The Needle

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Changing the Needle If the needle is bent or the tip of the needle is broken, replace the needle with a new one.
  • Page 89 Hold the needle changing tool and press the end of the needle changing tool 1 in to extend the needle-mounting clamp 2. Attach the clamp to the needle, and then release the pressed area to clamp the needle. To unclamp the needle, press 1 again. 1 End of the needle changing tool 2 Needle mounting clamp While holding the needle in place with your...
  • Page 90: Correctly Using The Embroidery Frames

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Correctly Using the Embroidery Frames The various types of embroidery frames and their uses are described below.
  • Page 91 Embroidery type Embroidering area Cylinder frame 80 mm (H) × 90 mm (W) (optional) (3 inches (H) × 3-1/2 inches (W)) Flat frame (optional) 200 mm (H) × 300 mm (W) (7-7/8 inches (H) × 11-3/4 inches (W)) Note ● The embroidery frame indicators show all embroidery frame sizes in which the embroidery pattern can be sewn.
  • Page 92: Attaching Iron-on Stabilizer (backing) To Fabric

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Attaching Iron-On Stabilizer (Backing) to Fabric In order to prevent shrinkage of the stitching or misaligned patterns, we recommend that iron-on stabilizer (backing) be used for embroidering.
  • Page 93: Hooping The Fabric

    Hooping the Fabric Hooping the fabric in the extra-large and large embroidery frames Loosen the screw on the outer frame. 1 Screw Place the fabric with right side up on top of the outer frame. • The outer frame does not have a front or back side.
  • Page 94: Using The Embroidery Sheet

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Using the embroidery sheet In order to hoop the fabric so that the pattern will be sewn in the correct position, use the guidelines...
  • Page 95: Large/small Pieces Of Fabric

    Large/small pieces of fabric This section provides information on embroidering fabric that is either much larger or much smaller than the embroidery frame. ■ Embroidering large pieces of fabric or heavy clothing When embroidering large pieces of fabric or heavy pieces of clothing, use a clothespin or binder clip to fasten the excess fabric to the embroidery frame so that it does not hang down from the frame.
  • Page 96: Embroidery Frame Position And Movement

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Embroidery Frame Position and Movement The following provides information concerning the embroidery frame when operating the embroidery machine.
  • Page 97 ■ Moving to the correct position If the center of the embroidery frame is at the needle drop point in the embroidering area, the embroidery frame is correctly positioned, in other words, at the starting position before embroidering. If the embroidery frame is changed, the next frame that is installed will not be correctly positioned.
  • Page 98: Changing The Embroidering Position

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Changing the Embroidering Position When the embroidery machine is purchased, it was adjusted so that the beginning of the stitching was from the center of the pattern.
  • Page 99: Adjusting The Angle

    ■ Finding the sewing position By locking the needle bar (securing the needle and presser foot in the down position), the needle drop point can easily be seen. As shown in the illustration, insert the Allen screwdriver into the hole in the needle clamp to slowly lower the needle bar down till needle bar stops then clicks into the lock position.
  • Page 100 OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Example: Original angle 1 Rotates 1 degree to the right 2 Rotates 10 degrees to the right...
  • Page 101 Memo ● With this operation, fine adjustments can be made to the angle; also, this operation is particularly useful when embroidering items, such as bags and tubular items, that have limitations to being hooped in the embroidery frame. Example: When embroidering a pillowcase Rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the left before embroidering.
  • Page 102: Switching The Thread Colors On The Screen

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Switching the Thread Colors on the Screen If a thread color on the spool stand is different than the needle position thread color on the screen, the thread colors on the screen can be switched to match the spool stand thread color position.
  • Page 103: Embroidering A Pattern Containing Seven Or More Colors

    Embroidering a Pattern Containing Seven or More Colors When embroidering a pattern that uses seven or more thread colors, it is necessary to change the thread spools. When changing the thread spools, instruction to change the thread spools will appear with the machine automatically stopping.
  • Page 104 OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 105: Changing The Thread Spools With Designs Of Seven Or More Colors

    Changing the Thread Spools with Designs of Seven or More Colors This section contains details on understanding the change thread spools message and on easily changing the thread spools. Change thread spools message When it is necessary to replace the thread spool while embroidering a pattern that contains seven or more colors, the machine automatically stops sewing and the message shown below appears.
  • Page 106: Easily Changing The Thread Spools

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Easily changing the thread spools When replacing the thread spools, it is necessary to...
  • Page 107: If The Thread Breaks Or The Bobbin Thread Runs Out While Embroidering

    If the Thread Breaks or the Bobbin Thread Runs Out While Embroidering If the thread breaks or the bobbin thread runs out while embroidering, the machine will automatically stop. Since some stitches may be sewn with only one thread, go back through the stitching to a point where stitches have already been sewn before continuing embroidering.
  • Page 108: If The Bobbin Thread Breaks Or Runs Out

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Touch The embroidering screen appears again.
  • Page 109 ■ If the bobbin thread ran out, replace the bobbin at this point in the procedure. Replace the bobbin with a bobbin wound with bobbin thread. (Refer to page 36.) • If the hook cover can be opened, replace the bobbin without removing the embroidery frame from the machine.
  • Page 110: Embroidering From The Beginning Or Middle Of The Pattern

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Embroidering From the Beginning or Middle of the Pattern If you wish to restart embroidering from the beginning, for example, if trial embroidery was sewn and an...
  • Page 111 ■ To select the stitch from where embroidering is to begin Touch to select a color in the thread color sequence, and then touch to select the stitch. 1 The thread color at the top of the thread color sequence display is the color of the area currently selected.
  • Page 112: Resume Embroidering After Turning Off The Machine

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Resume Embroidering After Turning Off the Machine In either of the following cases, the remaining stitches of the embroidery are stored in the machine’s memory.
  • Page 113 Touch The stitch navigating screen appears. Touch two or three times to go back two or three stitches. 1 Each touch of this key moves one stitch back through the stitching. • Check that the needle drop point is positioned where stitches have already been sewn.
  • Page 114: Adjusting The Thread Tension

    OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Adjusting the Thread Tension The following procedure describes how to adjust the thread tension if the correct thread tension as described on page 67 was not used.
  • Page 115: Adjusting The Tension Of The Upper Thread

    After making the adjustments, try embroidering with all needle bars to check the thread tension. Memo ● In the built-in embroidery patterns, one pattern is used for checking the thread tension. By sewing this pattern, the thread tension can easily be checked. For details, refer to page 217.
  • Page 116 OTHER BASIC PROCEDURES — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 117: Embroidering Settings

    EMBROIDERING SETTINGS This chapter contains descriptions on the various embroidering settings, which make operation easier. Basting Embroidery ...116 Creating an Appliqué Piece ...117 Creating an appliqué piece ...117 Using a frame pattern for the outline...120 Automatic Lock Stitch Setting ...122 Starting/Ending Position Settings...123 Repeatedly sewing a pattern along a diagonal ...124 Embroidering linked characters...125...
  • Page 118: Basting Embroidery

    EMBROIDERING SETTINGS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Basting Embroidery Before embroidering, basting stitches can be sewn along the outline of the pattern.
  • Page 119: Creating An Appliqué Piece

    Creating an Appliqué Piece Appliqué pieces can be created from the built-in patterns and patterns on embroidery cards. This is convenient for fabrics that cannot be embroidered or when you wish to attach an appliqué to a garment. Creating an appliqué piece The following pattern will be used to create an appliqué...
  • Page 120 EMBROIDERING SETTINGS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Touch to select the appliqué...
  • Page 121 Note ● Depending on the pattern density and fabric used, there may be shrinking of the pattern or the appliqué may be misaligned with the placement line. We recommend cutting slightly outside of the cutting line. ● When using patterns that are vertically and horizontally symmetrical, use a chalk pencil to indicate the pattern orientation before cutting it out.
  • Page 122: Using A Frame Pattern For The Outline

    EMBROIDERING SETTINGS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Soak the appliqué...
  • Page 123 to select the frame pattern, and then touch The frame pattern is deleted. Touch to continue to the embroidering settings screen. Touch to continue to the embroidering screen. Continue with step of “Creating an appliqué piece” on page 118 to complete the appliqué...
  • Page 124: Automatic Lock Stitch Setting

    EMBROIDERING SETTINGS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Automatic Lock Stitch Setting The machine can be set to automatically sew lock stitches, for example at the beginning of the pattern, before sewing each thread color change, and before trimming the thread.
  • Page 125: Starting/ending Position Settings

    Starting/Ending Position Settings The machine can set the start point and the ending point separately from the 9 points of the pattern. Those are upper-left corner, upper-center, upper-right corner, center-left, center-center, center-right, lower-left corner, lower-center and lower-right corner. These settings can be used to repeatedly sew a pattern along a diagonal. The starting/ending position settings are specified from the embroidering settings screen.
  • Page 126: Repeatedly Sewing A Pattern Along A Diagonal

    EMBROIDERING SETTINGS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Repeatedly sewing a pattern along a diagonal Example...
  • Page 127: Embroidering Linked Characters

    Embroidering linked characters Follow the procedure described below to embroider linked characters in a single row when the pattern extends beyond the embroidery frame. Example: Linking “DEF” to the characters “ABC” Select the character patterns for “ABC”. In the embroidering settings screen, touch Touch The needle bar is positioned in the lower- left corner of the pattern.
  • Page 128 EMBROIDERING SETTINGS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — In the embroidering settings screen, touch Touch The needle bar is positioned in the lower-...
  • Page 129: Maximum Sewing Speed Setting

    Maximum Sewing Speed Setting The maximum sewing speed can be set to one of five levels at every 100 rpm between 400 and 1000 rpm. If the cap frame or the cylinder frame is used, the maximum sewing speed can be set to one of five levels at every 50 rpm between 400 and 600 rpm.
  • Page 130: Setting The Machine To Stop At Color Changes

    EMBROIDERING SETTINGS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Setting the Machine to Stop at Color Changes The machine can be stopped at any time;...
  • Page 131 Touch mark appears to indicate where the machine will stop. mark Repeat steps for each pause that you wish to specify. • Any number of pauses can be specified. After specifying the desired settings, touch • If the machine is temporarily turned off when it is stopped at the specified location after embroidering, you will be asked if you wish to continue sewing or select a new...
  • Page 132: Temporary Needle Bar Setting

    EMBROIDERING SETTINGS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Temporary Needle Bar Setting After embroidering begins, the machine can be stopped at a color change and a different needle bar can be specified for the next color to be sewn.
  • Page 133: Uninterrupted Embroidering (using A Single Color)

    Memo ● Temporary needle bar setting only applies until the next color change. If the pattern contains another area with the same color or when the same pattern is sewn the next time, the area is sewn with the original color.
  • Page 134: Reserved Needle Bar Settings

    EMBROIDERING SETTINGS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Reserved Needle Bar Settings Normally, the machine automatically assigns thread colors to the needle bars;...
  • Page 135 Touch The color selected in step 1 The selected color of thread and the anchor appear on the spool. ■ Cancelling the setting To change the setting, first cancel it, and then select the new setting. Touch number of the needle bar whose setting you wish to cancel.
  • Page 136 EMBROIDERING SETTINGS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —...
  • Page 137: Selecting/editing/saving Patterns

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS This chapter provides details on selecting, editing and saving embroidery patterns. Precautions ... 136 Concerning embroidery data ... 136 Concerning optional embroidery cards ... 138 Concerning USB media ... 139 Selecting an Embroidery Pattern ... 140 General pattern selection... 140 Embroidery patterns...
  • Page 138: Precautions

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Precautions Concerning embroidery data Observe the following precautions when using embroidery data other than that created and saved in this...
  • Page 139 Memo ● When a file folder is necessary to create, use a computer. ● Letters and numerals can be used in the file names. In addition, if the file name contains no more than eight characters, the entire file name will appear on the screen. If the file name is more than eight characters long, only the first six characters followed by “~”...
  • Page 140: Concerning Optional Embroidery Cards

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 141: Concerning Usb Media

    Concerning USB media • Do not disassemble or alter the USB media. • Do not allow the USB media to become wet, such as with water, solvents, drinks or any other liquids. • Do not use or store the USB media in a location exposed to strong static electricity or electrical interference.
  • Page 142: Selecting An Embroidery Pattern

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Selecting an Embroidery Pattern Various embroidery patterns are built into this machine.
  • Page 143: Embroidery Patterns

    Embroidery patterns Touch The list of embroidery patterns appears. Select an embroidery pattern. Touch the desired pattern. The selected pattern appears in the pattern display area. • If the wrong pattern was selected or you wish to select a different pattern, touch the desired pattern.
  • Page 144: Monogram And Frame Designs

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Select a frame pattern.
  • Page 145 Select the characters. Touch the tabs to select different character shapes, and then touch the key for one letter on each tab. * Since the shapes of the letters are the same with this design, there are no tabs to select. On this screen, select three letters.
  • Page 146 SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 147: Alphabet Patterns

    If the character size was changed, change frame pattern to the same size. Touch to change the pattern to the same size as the letters. 1 Touch this key to change the size. Touch This confirms the frame selection. The pattern editing screen appears. Memo ●...
  • Page 148 SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — If the key for the character that you wish to select is not displayed, touch the tab for the desired set of characters.
  • Page 149 Touch and enter “ucky”. 1 If the wrong character was selected or you wish to select a different character, touch delete the last character selected, and then touch the key for the desired character. Each touch of deletes the last character of the text.
  • Page 150: Floral Alphabet Patterns

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — After checking the text, touch return to the text input screen.
  • Page 151: Renaissance Alphabet Patterns

    Touch This confirms the pattern selection. The pattern editing screen appears. Renaissance alphabet patterns Touch The list of Renaissance alphabet patterns appears. Select an embroidery pattern. Touch the desired pattern. The selected pattern appears in the pattern display area. • If the wrong pattern was selected or you wish to select a different pattern, touch the desired pattern.
  • Page 152: Appliqué Alphabet

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Appliqué...
  • Page 153: Greek Alphabet Patterns

    Greek alphabet patterns Touch The list of Greek alphabet patterns appears. Select a character pattern. Touch the desired character pattern. The selected pattern appears in the pattern display area. • If the wrong pattern was selected or you wish to select a different pattern, touch the desired pattern.
  • Page 154: Embroidery Cards (optional)

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 1 Shows the amount of memory used by selected pattern.
  • Page 155 If the touch pen is stored in the touch pen holder, remove it. 1 Touch pen With the indicator side facing up, place the embroidery card reader in the card reader holder. Be sure to feed the card reader cable through the card reader holder, as shown below.
  • Page 156 SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Wind the card reader cable around the hooks on the back of the operation panel, and then plug the card reader cable into the...
  • Page 157 ■ Using embroidery card reader without the card reader holder When not using the embroidery card reader often, carefully support the embroidery card reader near the operation panel. Plug the optional embroidery card reader/ USB card writer module* into the primary (top) USB port on the machine.
  • Page 158: Computer (usb)

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Select the pattern as described on page 141 to 151.
  • Page 159 Note ● The connectors on the USB cable can only be inserted into a connector in one direction. If it is difficult to insert the connector, do not insert it with force and check the orientation of the connector. ● For details on the position of the USB port on the computer, refer to the instruction manual for the corresponding equipment.
  • Page 160 SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — •...
  • Page 161 Remove all unnecessary patterns from the “Removable Disk” folder on the computer. Select the pattern data, and then move it to a different folder, the Recycle Bin, or right-click it and click “Delete”. Place the pattern that you wish to recall into the “Removable Disk”...
  • Page 162: Usb Media

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — USB media You can recall a specific embroidery pattern from either directly USB media or a folder in the USB...
  • Page 163 Select an embroidery pattern. Touch the key for the desired pattern. • Touch to return to the original screen. The selected pattern appears in the pattern display area. 1 Shows the amount of memory used by selected pattern. 2 Shows the amount of free space in the USB media.
  • Page 164: Editing The Embroidery Pattern (pattern Editing Screen)

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Editing the Embroidery Pattern (Pattern Editing Screen) The patterns can be edited from the pattern editing screen and the embroidering settings screen.
  • Page 165: Selecting The Pattern To Be Edited

    Selecting the pattern to be edited If multiple patterns are selected, you can choose which pattern will be edited. Touch The pattern that will be edited is the pattern enclosed by the red frame. Continue touching red frame is around the pattern that you wish to edit.
  • Page 166: Flipping A Pattern Horizontally

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — •...
  • Page 167 Example: Original size 1 Reduces without changing the height-to-width proportion. 2 Enlarges without changing the height-to-width proportion. 3 Enlarges only in the vertical direction. 4 Reduces only in the vertical direction. 5 Enlarges only in the horizontal direction. 6 Reduces only in the horizontal direction.
  • Page 168: Rotating A Pattern

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Rotating a pattern The pattern can be rotated between 1 and 359 degrees either clockwise or counterclockwise.
  • Page 169: Changing The Text Arrangement Of A Character

    Changing the text arrangement of a character Characters can be arranged on a horizontal line, on a slant or on an arc. Touch The screen shown below appears. 1 Arranges the text on a straight line. 2 Arranges the text on a slanted line. 3 Arranges the text on the outside of a wide curve.
  • Page 170: Separating Combined Character Patterns

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 1 Specifies that all of the characters in a word selected will be spaced equally.
  • Page 171: Trimming The Threads Between Characters

    to select where the pattern is to be separated, and then touch separate it. For this example, the pattern will be separated between “T” and “a”. Note ● A separated character pattern cannot be combined again. to select a pattern, and then use to adjust the character spacing.
  • Page 172: Changing The Thread Density (only For Some Character And Frame Patterns)

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Changing the thread density (only for some character and frame patterns) The thread density for some character and frame...
  • Page 173: Changing The Colors Of The Pattern

    Changing the colors of the pattern The colors of the pattern can be changed and previewed on the screen. By changing the colors of the pattern, the same pattern can be viewed in various ways. If your thread colors are registered in a color thread table and if you used the table for changing color, the thread spools can be assigned with the thread colors that you have.
  • Page 174: Designing Repeated Patterns

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Touch The color change is confirmed.
  • Page 175 Select the direction in which the pattern will be repeated. 1 Horizontal direction 2 Vertical direction 3 Repeating and deleting horizontal keys 4 Repeating and deleting vertical keys 5 Spacing keys The pattern direction indicator will change depending on the direction selected. to repeat the pattern on top and to repeat the pattern at the bottom.
  • Page 176 SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Complete repeated patterns by repeating steps through...
  • Page 177 Touch The repeated pattern will be divided into separate elements. Touch to select the element to repeat. Repeat the selected element. After making the desired changes, touch The pattern editing screen appears again. Note ● Once you have cut a repeated pattern into separate elements, you cannot return to the original repeated pattern.
  • Page 178: Creating A Custom Thread Table

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Touch to select the thread mark to be sewn.
  • Page 179 to choose where to add a color on the custom thread table. • You can choose colors from the custom thread from the custom thread table by directly touching the screen with the touch pen. • You can scroll through 100 colors at a time using on the custom thread table.
  • Page 180 SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Repeat the previous steps until all desired thread colors are specified.
  • Page 181: Choosing A Color From The Custom Thread Table

    Choosing a color from the custom thread table You can select a color from the up to 300 thread colors you have set in the custom thread table. Touch The 64 embroidery threads table screen displays. Touch 1 Custom thread change key The custom thread (300 embroidery threads) table screen will appear.
  • Page 182: Duplicating A Pattern

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Duplicating a pattern Touch The duplicate is positioned over the...
  • Page 183: Editing The Embroidery Pattern (embroidering Settings Screen)

    Editing the Embroidery Pattern (Embroidering Settings Screen) In the embroidering settings screen, a single pattern can be edited if patterns were not combined or an entire combined pattern can be edited as a single pattern. In addition, the arrow keys can be used to move the pattern in the pattern editing screen or move the embroidery frame in the embroidering settings screen.
  • Page 184: Editing A Combined Pattern

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Editing a Combined Pattern Example) Touch...
  • Page 185 Touch Touch Type “ood”. Touch the tab for lowercase letters to display the lowercase letters input screen, and then touch “o”, “o”, then “d”. The selected letters appear at the center of the embroidery area. • To change the size of the pattern, select “o”, and then touch to select the desired size.
  • Page 186 SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — As before, touch Touch to select the same font, and...
  • Page 187 Check the balance of the entire pattern, and, if you wish to edit the pattern, touch to select the pattern to be edited. If a USB mouse is connected, the pattern can be selected by clicking it. Move the mouse to position the pointer over the desired pattern, and then click the left mouse button.
  • Page 188 SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — •...
  • Page 189: Saving Embroidery Patterns

    Saving Embroidery Patterns 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. A total of about 1.7 MB of patterns can be saved in the machine’s memory.
  • Page 190 SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 1 Shows the amount of memory used by selected pattern.
  • Page 191: Usb Media

    USB media When sending embroidery patterns from the machine to USB media, plug the USB media into the machine’s USB port. Memo ● Some USB media may not be usable with this machine. Please visit our web site for more details. ●...
  • Page 192: Computer (usb)

    SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Touch •...
  • Page 193 Note ● The connectors on the USB cable can only be inserted into a connector in one direction. If it is difficult to insert the connector, do not insert it with force and check the orientation of the connector. ● For details on the position of the USB port on the computer, refer to the instruction manual for the corresponding equipment.
  • Page 194 SELECTING/EDITING/SAVING PATTERNS — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —...
  • Page 195: Basic Settings And Help Feature

    BASIC SETTINGS AND HELP FEATURE This chapter contains descriptions on the use of the settings key, the machine operations guide key and the help key, introduced on page 39. Details on changing the basic embroidery machine settings and viewing operations on the LCD will be provided.
  • Page 196: Using The Settings Key

    BASIC SETTINGS AND HELP FEATURE — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Using the Settings Key Touch (settings key) to change many of the basic embroidery machine settings.
  • Page 197 Shows the version of the software installed on this embroidery machine. (Refer to page 271.) Note ● Check with your local authorized Brother dealer or at “http://solutions.brother.com” for details on available updates. Details of each of the settings are described in the following sections.
  • Page 198: Changing The Display Guides

    BASIC SETTINGS AND HELP FEATURE — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Changing the display guides The guides in the pattern display area can be set for...
  • Page 199: Changing The Thread Color Information

    ■ Centerpoint marker The centerpoint is indicated with a red plus sign (+). When the embroidery machine is purchased, the centerpoint marker is not displayed. Touch to select whether or not to display the centerpoint marker. The centerpoint marker is displayed as specified.
  • Page 200: Specifying The Thumbnail Size

    BASIC SETTINGS AND HELP FEATURE — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 201: Changing The Background Colors Of The Embroidery Patterns Or Thumbnails

    Changing the background colors of the embroidery patterns or thumbnails The background colors of the pattern display area and pattern thumbnails. Depending on the pattern color, select the desired background color from the 66 settings available. Different background colors can be selected for the pattern display area and pattern thumbnails.
  • Page 202 BASIC SETTINGS AND HELP FEATURE — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Touch to select the desired setting.
  • Page 203: Deleting Short Stitches

    Deleting short stitches If embroidery data other than our original patterns is used, the pitch may be too small, which may result in the thread or the needle breaking. In order to prevent this, the machine can be set to delete stitches with a fine pitch.
  • Page 204 BASIC SETTINGS AND HELP FEATURE — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Touch to select the desired setting.
  • Page 205: Turning "on" Or "off" The Sewing Light

    Select the device that is connected. • Touch when connecting USB media to the primary (top) USB port. • Touch when connecting USB media to the center USB port. • Touch when connecting a computer using a USB cable, and then copy your personal images into “Removable Disk”, which appears on the desktop of the computer.
  • Page 206: Changing The Speaker Volume

    BASIC SETTINGS AND HELP FEATURE — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Changing the speaker volume The volume of operation sounds (which are...
  • Page 207: Changing The Pointer Shape When A Usb Mouse Is Used

    Changing the pointer shape when a USB mouse is used The shape can be selected for the pointer that appears when a USB mouse is connected. Depending upon the background color, select the desired shape from the three that are available.
  • Page 208: Using The Machine Operations Guide Key

    BASIC SETTINGS AND HELP FEATURE — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Using the Machine Operations Guide Key This machine contains information based on the contents of the Operation Manual, such as basic machine operations.
  • Page 209 Example: To learn how to thread the upper thread Touch The machine operations guide screen appears. Touch The list of basic operations appears. Touch The procedure for threading the upper thread appears. Touch to display the next page. 1 Next page key Touch this key to display the next page.
  • Page 210 BASIC SETTINGS AND HELP FEATURE — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — When appears, touch the key.
  • Page 211: Appendix

    APPENDIX This chapter provides descriptions of techniques for sewing applications, pointers for creating beautiful embroidery, and details on maintenance procedures and corrective measures that should be taken when a problem occurs. Appliqué Sewing ... 210 Sewing appliqué patterns... 210 Using a frame pattern to create appliqués (1)...
  • Page 212: Appliqué Sewing

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Appliqué...
  • Page 213: Using A Frame Pattern To Create Appliqués (1)

    Lightly apply fabric glue or spray adhesive to the back of the appliqué piece that was cut out, and then attach the appliqué piece to the base fabric at the position sewn using the “APPLIQUE POSITION” pattern in step • If an iron-on stabilizer is used to attach the appliqué...
  • Page 214: Using A Frame Pattern To Create Appliqués (2)

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Lightly apply fabric glue or spray adhesive to the back of the appliqué...
  • Page 215 Embroider over the appliqué fabric using the same frame pattern. • Be sure to stop the machine before the cross at the center is sewn. Remove the embroidery frame from the machine, and then cut off the excess appliqué fabric along the outside of the stitching.
  • Page 216: Sewing Large-size (split) Embroidery Patterns

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing Large-size (Split) Embroidery Patterns Large-size (split) embroidery patterns created with PE-DESIGN Ver.7 or later can be sewn.
  • Page 217 If necessary, edit the pattern. Then, touch • For details, refer to “Editing the Embroidery Pattern (Pattern Editing Screen)” on page 162. Confirm the pattern size, and then select the appropriate fabric and the embroidery frame. • Be sure to select fabric of the size of combined pattern.
  • Page 218 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — When embroidering is finished, the following screen appears.
  • Page 219: Helpful Tips For The Operation Of The Machine

    Helpful Tips for the Operation of the Machine This section provides descriptions to operations useful in the operation of this machine. Checking the thread tension of built-in patterns One pattern on the last page of the embroidery patterns can be used to check the thread tension. We will sew this pattern to check the thread tension.
  • Page 220: Sewing A Pattern Aligned With A Mark On The Fabric

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Touch (unlock key), and then press the start/stop button to begin embroidering.
  • Page 221: The Pattern

    With a fabric marker, mark this point on the fabric. Set the beginning of stitching in the lower- right corner. The frame moves so that the needle drop point aligns with the beginning of stitching. With a fabric marker, mark this point on the fabric.
  • Page 222: Color Thread Table

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Color thread table Additional explanations of the machine’s built-in color thread table and the custom thread table are...
  • Page 223: Creating Beautiful Embroidery

    Creating Beautiful Embroidery The various precautions concerning the thread, embroidery frames and stabilizers (backings) that must be observed in order to create beautiful embroidery are described below. Threads Embroidery thread can be costly, therefore caring for it should be a priority. No matter how well a thread is manufactured, it must be appropriately stored if it is to sew properly.
  • Page 224: Hooping Techniques

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 2.
  • Page 225: Fabric/stabilizer Compatibility Chart

    Fabric/stabilizer compatibility chart Fabric/ No. of Backing Garment Pieces Terry cloth 1 tear-away Heavy lining: None Satin jacket Light or no lining: 1 tear- away Cotton 1 tear-away sheeting Denim 1 tear-away Headwear Optional Dress shirt 1 tear-away (woven) Golf shirt 1 cut-away Canton fleece 1 tear-away...
  • Page 226: Optional Accessories

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES Attaching an optional embroidery frame for industrial embroidery machines...
  • Page 227: Using The Optional Cap Frame

    Using the Optional Cap Frame By using the optional cap frame, patterns can be embroidered onto caps and hats. The procedures for using the cap frame are described below. Cap frame and its accessories The cap frame driver and the mounting jig are required in order to use the cap frame. Advanced cap frame 2 1 Embroidering area: 60 mm (H) ×...
  • Page 228: Types Of Caps

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Types of caps With the machine, we recommend that the following types of caps be embroidered.
  • Page 229: Fabric Precautions

    ■ Cap fabric not recommended for embroidering • Caps with a front panel that is less than 50 mm (2 inches) high (such as a sun visor) • Children’s caps • Caps with a brim that is longer than 80 mm (3-1/16 inches) Fabric precautions ■...
  • Page 230 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Insert the two thumb screws at the bottom of the cap frame driver into the v-cuts in the carriage, and then place the mounting plate...
  • Page 231 Using the Allen screwdriver (medium), loosen the two hexagonal screws. Loosen the screws only by about one turn. 1 Hexagonal screws 2 Allen screwdriver (medium) Note ● Do not loosen them too far. Lower the L-shaped bracket to make it touch the machine bed and then tighten the two hexagonal screws using the Allen screwdriver (medium).
  • Page 232 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Lightly press down the ring, and then use the Allen screwdriver (large) to tighten the four hexagonal screws on the inside of the ring.
  • Page 233 Securely clamp the mounting bracket onto the mounting surface by tightening the thumb screw. 1 Mounting bracket 2 Mounting surface 3 Tighten thumb screw Memo ● If there is a gap between the clamping pad of the thumb screw and the mounting surface, insert the included pad as shown below.
  • Page 234: Attaching The Cap Frame

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Pull the mounting jig toward you, and then use the Phillips screwdriver to tighten the four screws (two on the left and two on the right).
  • Page 235 Secure the stabilizer with the pins on the cap frame. 1 Pins • Make sure that the pins go through the stabilizer to firmly secure it. Lift up (flip) the sweat guard on the inside of the cap, and then place the cap in the cap frame.
  • Page 236 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Neatly align the teeth of the clamping frame with the base of the brim.
  • Page 237 Pull the ends of the cap out from the center to remove any slack. Use the clips to secure the cap. 1 Clips • Repeat steps on the other side to remove any slack and secure the cap with the clips. Pull the brim holder up as far as possible.
  • Page 238 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 239: Installing The Embroidery Frame Holder

    After removing the brim holder, unlock the snap lock of the clamping frame, remove the clips, and then remove the cap. 1 Brim holder 2 Snap lock 3 Clips Installing the embroidery frame holder After embroidering using the cap embroidery frame is finished, remove the needle plate spacer and cap frame driver, and then re-attach the embroidery frame holder.
  • Page 240: Additional Digitizing Information

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Align the holes on the embroidery frame holder with the pins in the frame-mounting plate of the carriage.
  • Page 241 When sewing outlines of patterns, make sure that the stitch width of the satin stitching is at least 2 mm, and that the stitching over- laps the fabric by at least 1 mm. Also, make sure that there are no jumps of long stitches in the outlining on each region or letter.
  • Page 242: Using The Optional Bobbin Winder

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Using the Optional Bobbin Winder When winding the bobbin thread onto a metal bobbin, use the optional bobbin winder.
  • Page 243: Setting Up The Optional Bobbin Winder

    Setting up the optional bobbin winder Attach the spool pin, spool cushion and thread guide to the bobbin winder. Insert the spool pin and the spool cushion. Lower the holder, and then insert the spool pin straight into the hole. And insert the spool cushion.
  • Page 244: Winding The Bobbin

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Winding the bobbin Prepare the bobbin and the spool of bobbin thread.
  • Page 245 Pass the thread through the hole in the right of the thread guide toward the back of the machine. 1 Hole in the thread guide Wind the thread clockwise around the bobbin 4 or 5 times, as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 246 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — The bobbin will stop rotating automatically when it is done winding, and the bobbin holder will return to its original position.
  • Page 247: Maintenance

    Maintenance Simple embroidery machine maintenance operations are described below. Always keep the machine clean, otherwise malfunctions may occur. Cleaning the LCD If the surface of the LCD is dirty, lightly wipe it with a soft dry cloth. Do not use organic cleansers or detergents.
  • Page 248: Cleaning Around The Needle Plate

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Use the included cleaning brush to remove any lint and dust from the hook and its surrounding area.
  • Page 249: Cleaning The Bobbin Case

    Use the included cleaning brush to remove any lint and dust from the moving knife, the fixed knife, the thread retaining plate, and their surrounding areas. 1 Remove all lint in this area After cleaning is finished, attach the needle plate in the opposite way that it was removed in step 1 Needle plate...
  • Page 250: Cleaning The Thread Paths Of The Upper Threads

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Note ●...
  • Page 251 ■ Disassembling and cleaning the tension unit To remove tension dial, turn dial counterclockwise as shown on illustration. 1 Tension dial Using the included cleaning brush, remove any lint and dust from the two pieces of felt washers (top, bottom) inside the tension dial.
  • Page 252: Oiling The Machine

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Oiling the machine In order to extend the life of the embroidery machine’s parts and keep the machine operating...
  • Page 253: About The Maintenance Message

    ● Apply one drop of oil on the lower needle bar felt washer every 40 – 50 hours of sewing time. ● Apply only sewing machine oil. Use of any other type of oil may result in damage to the embroidery machine.
  • Page 254: Troubleshooting

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Troubleshooting On-screen troubleshooting This embroidery machine is equipped with an...
  • Page 255: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If the machine does not operate correctly, check for the following points/issues before requesting service. If the suggested remedy does not correct the problem, contact your authorized dealer. Symptom Probable Cause The machine is not turned on. The embroidery The machine has not been machine does not unlocked.
  • Page 256 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom Probable Cause The area around the embroidery...
  • Page 257 Symptom Probable Cause The needle is not correctly installed. The needle set screw is loose. The needle is bent or blunt. The area around the hole in the needle plate is damaged. 1 Scratches/Burrs The needle is touching the needle plate. The upper thread breaks.
  • Page 258 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom Probable Cause Sliding surface on hook is not...
  • Page 259 Symptom Probable Cause The automatic needle-threading mechanism is broken. Adhesive is attached to the needle. The fabric is not taut. The thread quality is poor. The upper thread breaks. The embroidery data contains stitches with a pitch of zero. The embroidery data contains many stitches with an extremely small pitch.
  • Page 260 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom Probable Cause Stabilizer (backing) is not used.
  • Page 261 Symptom Probable Cause The thread tension does not correspond to the amount that the thread tension knob was tightened. There are loops in Thread is not correctly threaded the upper thread. around upper thread tension discs. The thread quality is poor. Lint may be wound in the hook.
  • Page 262 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom Probable Cause If the thread breakage sensor in...
  • Page 263: Error Messages

    Error messages If the start/stop button is pressed while the machine is not correctly set up or if an incorrect operation is performed, the machine stops and informs you of the error with a buzzer and an error message. If an error message appears, correct the problem according to the instructions in the message.
  • Page 264 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing cannot begin from the specified starting position.
  • Page 265 The memory capacity of the USB media has been exceeded. There is too much data in either the machine or the USB media. The image is going to be deleted. A saved combined pattern is being rotated in the embroidering settings screen.
  • Page 266 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — The thread trimming button was pressed before the machine was unlocked.
  • Page 267 The USB media is write-protected. Touch , and cancel the write protection. You tried to use an editing function while the pattern is not completely within the red outline. Move the pattern so it is completely within the outline. The file size exceeds the data capacity of the machine.
  • Page 268: Usb Media

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — You tried to retrieve a pattern that was downloaded for a different machine.
  • Page 269 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — If any of the following messages appear, consult your nearest authorized dealer.
  • Page 270 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —...
  • Page 271: If The Machine Does Not Respond When A Key Is Pressed

    If the machine does not respond when a key is pressed If nothing happens when a key on the screen is touched (no key can be selected or the keys are misaligned), adjust the touch panel as described below. Touch anywhere inside the touch panel, and turn the machine off, then on again.
  • Page 272: Specifications

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Specifications Embroidery machine specifications Item...
  • Page 273: Upgrading Your Machine's Software

    Upgrading Your Machine’s Software You can use USB media or a computer to download software upgrades for your embroidering machine. When an upgrade program is available on “http://solutions.brother.com”, please download the files following the instructions on the website and steps below.
  • Page 274: Upgrade Procedure Using Computer

    APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Note ●...
  • Page 275: Index

    Index Symbols “DST” Setting ... 194, 199 Accessories ... 22 Adjusting angle ... 97 cap frame driver ... 228 edited patterns ... 163 legs ... 26 operation panel ... 27 sewing speed ... 127 thread tension ... 112 touch panel ... 269 Alphabet patterns ...
  • Page 276 APPENDIX — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Edit end key ...73 Edit key ...71, 76 Editing ...44, 162, 181...
  • Page 277 Previous page key ... 72 Principal parts ... 20, 206 Region display ... 77 Remaining length ... 201 Renaissance Alphabet Patterns ... 149 Reserve stop key ... 78, 128, 130 Reserved needle ... 132, 195 Resume embroidering ... 110 Retrieving from Computer (USB) ...
  • Page 280 Please visit us at where you can get product support and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). English 884-T05 XE6280-001 Printed in Taiwan...

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