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GETTING READY
SEWING BASICS
UTILITY STITCHES
EMBROIDERY
APPENDIX
CPS5XV[Y
Easy Thread Cassette System
Operation Manual

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  • Page 1 GETTING READY SEWING BASICS UTILITY STITCHES EMBROIDERY APPENDIX CPS5XV[Y Easy Thread Cassette System Operation Manual...
  • Page 2: Included Accessories

    Included Accessories After opening the box, check that the following accessories are included. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your retailer. Accessories Note (For U.S.A. only) Foot controller: Model N5V This foot controller can be used on this machine model SE-270D. The screw of the presser foot holder is available through your authorized dealer.
  • Page 3: 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 4: Needle And Presser Foot Section

    Embroidery card slot Insert the embroidery card. d Main power switch Use the main power switch to turn the sewing machine on and off. e Power supply jack Insert the plug on the power supply cord into the power supply jack.
  • Page 5: Operation Buttons

    Operation buttons The operation buttons help you to easily perform various basic sewing machine operations. a Thread cassette indicator The indicator lights up or goes off depending on the condition of the sewing machine. Green: A thread cassette can be inserted.
  • Page 6: Operation Panel

    Press to enter character embroidery into the sewing machine memory. h Sewing machine help key Press to get help on using the sewing machine. Displays simple explanations of setting upper thread / bobbin winding / setting bobbin thread / needle...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Introduction Introduction Thank you for purchasing this sewing machine. Before using this sewing machine, carefully read the "Important Safety Instructions" (page 5), and then study this manual for the correct operation of the various functions.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Needle and presser foot section ... Cover C Right-side/rear view ... Cover C Operation buttons ... Cover D Operation panel ... Cover E Introduction ...1 Sewing Machine Features ...1 Important Safety Instructions ...5 GETTING READY Turning the Machine On/Off...10 Power supply precautions ... 10 Turning on the machine ...
  • Page 9 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Adjusting the Thread Tension ...52 Thread tension ...
  • Page 10 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Embroidering neatly ...112 What to prepare ...
  • Page 11: Important Safety Instructions

    15.Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or when making any other user servicing adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual. 16.This sewing machine is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.
  • Page 12 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 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.
  • Page 13 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 LCD (liquid crystal display) operation ...12 Winding/Installing the Bobbin...16 Upper Threading ...21 Replacing the Needle ...33 Replacing the Presser Foot ...38 Sewing Cylindrical Pieces...41...
  • 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.
  • Page 17: Turning On The Machine

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Turning on the machine Prepare the included power cord. Make sure that the sewing machine is turned off (the main power switch is set to " then plug the power supply cord into the power supply jack on the right side of the machine.
  • Page 18: Lcd (liquid Crystal Display) Operation

    Refer to "Error messages" (page 153) for messages displayed on the LCD. Depending on the model of sewing machine, an animation may be displayed when the power is turned on. When an animation is displayed, the screen above will be displayed if you touch the LCD with your finger.
  • Page 19: Changing The Machine Settings

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Changing the Machine Settings Various sewing machine operations and sewing settings can be changed. The stitch or machine attributes that can be set are listed below.
  • Page 20 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Press the item to be set.
  • Page 21: Checking Machine Operating Procedures

    / presser foot replacement on the LCD. Turn on the sewing machine. The LCD comes on. Press (Sewing machine help key) on the display panel. The sewing machine help screen appears. Press the item to be displayed. a Threading the upper thread...
  • Page 22: Winding/installing The Bobbin

    CAUTION ● Only use the Bobbin (part code: SA156, SFB:XA5539-151) designed specifically for this sewing machine. Use of any other bobbin may result in injuries or damage to the machine. ● The included bobbin was designed specifically for this sewing machine. If bobbins from older models are used, the machine will not operate correctly.
  • Page 23 Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right. Place the spool of thread for the bobbin onto the bobbin thread spool pin. • Use the special Brother embroidery bobbin thread when embroidering. Slide the spool cap onto the bobbin thread spool pin.
  • Page 24 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Memo When using thread that winds off quickly,...
  • Page 25: Installing The Bobbin

    Memo When the sewing machine is started or the balance wheel is turned after winding the bobbin, the machine will make a clicking sound; this is not a malfunction.
  • Page 26 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Insert the bobbin into the shuttle so that the thread unrolls to the left.
  • Page 27: Upper Threading

    About the spool of thread With this sewing machine, a spool of thread can be loaded into the thread cassette, and then the thread cassette can be threaded. Information about the spools of thread is described below.
  • Page 28: Loading The Spool Into The Thread Cassette

    The order for threading the thread cassette is indicated on the thread cassette. Also check the markings on the thread cassette while threading it. Turn on the sewing machine. Open the thread cassette compartment cover at the top on the left side of the machine.
  • Page 29 Thread cassette eject lever The thread cassette is raised. • If the sewing machine is turned off, the thread cassette will not be ejected correctly. Remove the thread cassette. Pull the cover of the thread cassette out toward you, and then pull off the spool cap that is inserted onto the spool pin.
  • Page 30 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY CAUTION ●...
  • Page 31: Threading The Needle

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Pull the thread under the disc at the front in the lower-left corner and around to the right, and then the thread will be cut with the cutter.
  • Page 32 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Insert the thread cassette into the thread cassette compartment.
  • Page 33: Using The Extra Spool Pin

    "Embroidering a pattern" (page 134). Note When inserting the thread cassette into its compartment, slowly press it down. If the sewing machine could not be threaded, try performing the procedure again starting from loading the spool of thread into the thread cassette.
  • Page 34: Thread The Needle Manually (without Using The Needle Threader)

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Thread the thread cassette with the thread from the spool on the extra spool pin.
  • Page 35: Using The Twin Needle

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Using the twin needle Using the twin needle, you can sew two parallel lines of the same stitch with two different colors.
  • Page 36 ● When using the twin needle, be sure to attach zigzag foot "J", otherwise the needle may break or the machine may be damaged. Turn on the sewing machine and select a stitch. • For stitch selection see "Selecting stitching" (page 45).
  • Page 37: Pulling Up The Bobbin Thread

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Press (Back key).
  • Page 38 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Pull out about 10-15 cm (4-5 inches) of the bobbin thread under the presser foot toward...
  • Page 39: Replacing The Needle

    CAUTION ● Only use home sewing machine needles. Use of any other needle may bend the needle or damage the machine. ● Never use bent needles. Bent needles can easily break, possibly resulting in injuries.
  • Page 40: Needle Types And Their Uses

    Needle types and their uses The sewing machine needle that should be used depends on the fabric and thread thickness. Refer to the following table when choosing the thread and needle appropriate for the fabric that you wish to sew.
  • Page 41: Checking The Needle

    Needle position button Turn off the sewing machine. CAUTION turn off the sewing machine, otherwise injuries may occur if the start/stop button is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing. Lower the presser foot lever.
  • Page 42 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Hold the needle with your left hand, and then use a screwdriver to turn the needle clamp...
  • Page 43 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Using the screwdriver, loosen the needle clamp screw.
  • Page 44: Replacing The Presser Foot

    ● 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. ● Only use presser feet designed specifically for this sewing machine. Use of any other presser foot may result in injuries or damage to the machine.
  • Page 45 If the wrong presser foot is installed, turn off the sewing machine, attach the correct presser foot, and then select the desired stitch again. For details on the presser foot that should be used with the selected stitch, refer to "Stitch...
  • Page 46: 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 embroidery foot and quilting foot. Use the screwdriver to remove the presser foot holder.
  • Page 47: Sewing Cylindrical Pieces

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing Cylindrical Pieces Free-arm sewing makes sewing cylindrical pieces easy.
  • Page 49: Sewing Basics

    SEWING BASICS The necessary preparations for sewing are described in this chapter. Sewing...44 Adjusting the Thread Tension ...52 Adjusting the Stitch Width and Length ...54 Useful Functions...56 Useful Sewing Tips ...59...
  • Page 50: Sewing

    Start sewing.. Cut the thread.. Turn on the sewing machine. For details on turning on the machine, refer to "Turning on the machine" (page 11). ↓ Select the stitch appropriate for the area to be sewn. For details on selecting a stitch, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page 45).
  • Page 51: Selecting Stitching

    Presser Foot" (page 38). Check that the correct presser foot is attached before starting to sew. If the wrong presser foot is installed, turn off the sewing machine, attach the correct presser foot, and then select the desired stitch again.
  • Page 52: 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. Press (Needle position button) once or twice to raise the needle.
  • Page 53: Starting To Sew

    Turn off the sewing machine. When connecting the foot controller, be sure to turn off the sewing machine in order to prevent the machine from accidentally being started. Insert the foot controller plug into its jack on the back side of the sewing machine.
  • Page 54 Foot controller: Model N5V This foot controller can be used on this machine model SE-270D. 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 55: 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...
  • Page 56: Cutting The Thread

    Reverse stitching b Reinforcement stitching Memo The sewing machine can be set to automatically sew reverse or reinforcement stitches at the beginning and end of the stitching. For details, refer to "Automatically sewing reverse/reinforcement stitches" (page 56).
  • Page 57 When you wish to finish the stitching and the sewing machine is stopped, press position button) once. a Needle position button The needle is raised.
  • Page 58: 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...
  • Page 59: Changing The Upper Thread Tension

    Changing the upper thread tension The tension is changed using the thread tension dial on the left side of the sewing machine. Test the stitching using a scrap of the actual fabric to be used. Referring to the illustration below, turn the thread tension dial on the left side of the sewing machine.
  • Page 60: Adjusting The Stitch Width And Length

    Increasing the width moves the needle to the right; reducing the width moves the needle to the left. The sewing machine can be set so that the stitch width can easily be changed with the sewing speed controller. For details, refer to "Satin stitching"...
  • Page 61: Adjusting The Stitch Length

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Adjusting the stitch length The stitch length can be adjusted on the LCD. Turn on the sewing machine. The LCD comes on. Select a stitch.
  • Page 62: Useful Functions

    Functions useful in improving sewing efficiency are described below. Automatically sewing reverse/ reinforcement stitches The sewing machine can be set to automatically sew reverse or reinforcement stitches at the beginning and end of the stitching.Whether reverse stitches or reinforcement stitches are sewn depends on the stitch that is selected.
  • Page 63: Automatically Cutting The Thread

    Automatically cutting the thread The sewing machine can be set to automatically cut the threads at the end of the stitching. This is called "programmed thread-cutting". If programmed thread- cutting is set, automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching is also set.
  • Page 64: Mirroring Stitches

    It turns to • To turn the mirrored stitching off, press Memo Mirroring is not possible for buttonholes and other stitches where When the sewing machine is turned off, the mirroring setting is cancelled. , and the pattern is mirrored. shows.
  • Page 65: Useful Sewing Tips

    Changing the sewing direction When the stitching reaches a corner, stop the sewing machine. Leave the needle lowered (in the fabric). If the needle remained up when the machine stopped sewing, press (Needle position button) to lower the needle.
  • Page 66: Sewing Thick Fabrics

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — SEWING BASICS Sewing thick fabrics ■...
  • Page 67: Sewing An Even Seam Allowance

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing an even seam allowance To sew an even seam, start sewing so that the seam...
  • Page 69: Utility Stitches

    UTILITY STITCHES The various stitches and their applications are described in this chapter. Stitch Settings...64 Overcasting Stitches...69 Basic Stitching ...73 Blind Hem Stitching ...75 Buttonhole Stitching...77 Zipper Insertion...84 Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape ...89 Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching ...91 Reinforcement Stitching ...98 Eyelet Stitching...102 Decorative Stitching...103...
  • Page 70: Stitch Settings

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Stitch Settings Applications, stitch lengths and widths and whether the twin needle can be used are listed for utility...
  • Page 71 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Name Pattern Blind hem stitch...
  • Page 72 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Stitch Name Pattern...
  • Page 73: Stitch Settings

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Name Pattern Buttonhole stitch...
  • Page 74 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Stitch Name Pattern...
  • Page 75: Overcasting Stitches

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Overcasting Stitches Sew overcasting stitches along the edges of cut fabric to prevent them from fraying.
  • Page 76: Sewing Overcasting Stitches Using Zigzag Foot "j

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot "J"...
  • Page 77: Sewing Overcasting Stitches Using The Optional Side Cutter

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing overcasting stitches using the optional side cutter Using the optional side cutter, seam allowances can be finished while the edge of the fabric is cut off.
  • Page 78 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Pass the upper thread under the side cutter, and then pull it out toward the rear of the sewing machine. Select a stitch. • For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page 45).
  • Page 79: Basic Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Basic Stitching Straight stitches are used for sewing plain seams.
  • Page 80 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Start sewing.
  • Page 81: Blind Hem Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Blind Hem Stitching Secure the bottoms of skirts and pants with a blind hem.
  • Page 82 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Adjust the stitch width until the needle slightly catches the fold of the hem.
  • Page 83: Buttonhole Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Buttonhole Stitching Buttonholes can be sewn and buttons can be sewn on.
  • Page 84: Buttonhole Sewing

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Buttonhole sewing The maximum buttonhole length is about 28 mm (1-1/8 inch) (diameter + thickness of the button).
  • Page 85 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 86 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES The buttonhole lever is positioned behind the bracket on the buttonhole foot.
  • Page 87 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 88: Button Sewing

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Button sewing Buttons can be sewn on with the sewing machine. Buttons with 2 or with 4 holes can be attached. Measure the distance between the holes in the button to be attached.
  • Page 89 Start sewing. Set the sewing speed controller to the left (so that the speed will be slow). The sewing machine automatically stops after sewing reinforcement stitches. • Do not press the thread cutter button. Pull the upper thread at the end of the stitching to the wrong side of the fabric, and then tie it with the bobbin thread.
  • Page 90: Zipper Insertion

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Zipper Insertion A zipper can be sewn in place.
  • Page 91 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Align the seam with the center of the zipper, and then baste the zipper in place.
  • Page 92: Inserting A Side Zipper

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Inserting a side zipper Stitching is sewn on only one piece of fabric.
  • Page 93 When you are about 5 cm (2 inch) from the end of the zipper, stop the sewing machine with the needle lowered (in the fabric), raise the presser foot lever.
  • Page 94 When you are about 5 cm (2 inch) from the end of the zipper, stop the sewing machine with the needle lowered (in the fabric), and then raise the presser foot lever.
  • Page 95: Sewing Stretch Fabrics And Elastic Tape

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape Stretch fabrics can be sewn and elastic tape can be attached.
  • Page 96 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Select a stitch.
  • Page 97: Appliqué, Patchwork And Quilt Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching The stitches that can be used for sewing appliqués, patchwork and quilts are described below.
  • Page 98 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Place a pattern made of thick paper on the back of the appliqué, and then fold over the...
  • Page 99: Patchwork (crazy Quilt) Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching Fold the edge of the top piece of fabric and...
  • Page 100: Quilting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES ■...
  • Page 101 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — CAUTION ●...
  • Page 102: Free-motion Quilting

    Feed dog position switch (as seen from the rear of the machine) The feed dogs are lowered. Turn on the sewing machine, and then select a stitch. • For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page 45).
  • Page 103: Satin Stitching

    Satin stitching A decorative stitch can be sewn by changing the stitch width of a satin stitch. If the sewing machine is set so that the stitch width can be adjusted using the sewing speed controller, the stitch width can quickly and easily be adjusted.
  • Page 104: Reinforcement Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Reinforcement Stitching Reinforce points that will be subject to strain, such as sleeve holes, inseams and pocket corners.
  • Page 105 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Attach buttonhole foot "A".
  • Page 106: Darning

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Darning Fabric that has been torn can be darned.
  • Page 107 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — a Do not reduce the gap.
  • Page 108: Eyelet Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Eyelet Stitching Eyelets, such as those on belts, can be sewn.
  • Page 109: Decorative Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Decorative Stitching The utility stitch group contains the following decorative stitches.
  • Page 110: Fagoting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Stitch Name Pattern Heirloom stitching, etc.
  • Page 111: Scallop Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Scallop stitching The wave-shaped repeating pattern that looks like shells is called "scalloping".
  • Page 112: Shell Tuck Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Select stitch •...
  • Page 113: Joining

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sew while making sure that the needle drops slightly off the edge of the fabric.
  • Page 114: Heirloom Stitching

    • For details on installing a needle, refer to "Replacing the needle" (page 35). • The needle threader cannot be used with the wing needle, otherwise the sewing machine may be damaged. Manually pass the thread through the eye of the needle from the front to the back.
  • Page 115 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 116 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES ■...
  • Page 117: Embroidery

    EMBROIDERY The steps for embroidering will be explained here. Embroidering neatly ...112 Attaching the embroidery foot ...115 Attaching the embroidery unit ...118 Preparing the fabric...122 Attaching the embroidery frame ...126 Selecting embroidery patterns...128 Embroidering...134 Convenient Functions...138...
  • Page 118: Embroidering Neatly

    When embroidering on large pieces of fabric, arrange the fabric so that it does not hang off the table where the sewing machine is placed. If embroidery is done with the fabric hanging off, the embroidery unit movement may be impaired, this could cause the pattern to sew incorrectly.
  • Page 119 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■ Needle Use a 75/11 home sewing machine needle. When embroidering on thick fabrics such as denim, use a 90/14 home sewing machine needle.
  • Page 120: Embroidery Step By Step

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Embroidery step by step The basic steps for embroidery are as follows.
  • Page 121: Attaching The Embroidery Foot

    The needle goes up. Turn off the sewing machine. CAUTION ● Before replacing the presser foot, be sure to turn off the sewing machine, otherwise injuries may occur if the start/stop button is accidentary pressed and the machine starts sewing.
  • Page 122 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Loosen the presser foot holder screw and remove the presser foot holder.
  • Page 123: Removing The Embroidery Foot

    Press (Needle position button) once or twice to raise the needle. The needle is raised. Turn off the sewing machine. Raise the presser foot lever. a Presser foot lever The presser foot is raised. Loosen the presser foot holder screw and remove the embroidery foot "Q".
  • Page 124: Attaching The Embroidery Unit

    Cautions for the embroidery unit will be explained here. CAUTION ● Do not move the sewing machine with the embroidery unit in place. The embroidery unit may be dropped and cause injury. ● Do not bring your hands or anything else close when the embroidery carriage and embroidery frame are moving.
  • Page 125 Push it in until it clicks and stops. The embroidery unit is attached. Turn on the sewing machine. A message will be displayed on the LCD. Be sure that no objects or hands are near the embroidery unit and touch on the LCD.
  • Page 126: Removing The Embroidery Unit

    Removing the embroidery unit After removing the embroidery frame, turn off the machine and remove the embroidery unit. Be sure that the sewing machine is stopped. Remove the embroidery frame. • For details on removing the embroidery frame, refer to "Removing the embroidery frame"...
  • Page 127 Removal lever The embroidery unit separates from the sewing machine. Close the cover on the embroidery unit connector slot on the sewing machine. After the cover is pulled out, snap it shut. a Embroidery unit connector slot b Cover Install the flap back to its original position.
  • Page 128: Preparing The Fabric

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Preparing the fabric After attaching a stabilizer material to the embroidery fabric, it is stretched on an embroidery frame.
  • Page 129: Setting The Fabric In The Embroidery Frame

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Setting the fabric in the embroidery frame The fabric is stretched on the embroidery frame.
  • Page 130 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Gently remove the fabric from the frame without loosening the adjustment screw.
  • Page 131 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Place the embroidery sheet on the inner frame.
  • Page 132: Attaching The Embroidery Frame

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Attaching the embroidery frame The embroidery frame with the stretched fabric is attached to the embroidery unit.
  • Page 133: Removing The Embroidery Frame

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Removing the embroidery frame Be sure that the sewing machine is stopped. Raise the presser foot lever. a Presser foot lever...
  • Page 134: Selecting Embroidery Patterns

    Selecting embroidery patterns The pattern for the embroidery is selected. Copyright Information The patterns stored in the sewing machine and embroidery cards are intended for private use only. Any public or commercial use of copyrighted patterns is an infringement of copyright law and is strictly prohibited.
  • Page 135: Lcd (liquid Crystal Display) Operation

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — LCD (liquid crystal display) operation The LCD (liquid crystal display) is operated using the...
  • Page 136: Selecting Characters

    EMBROIDERY Press when you want to change the color character by character in character embroidery. Since the sewing machine stops at the end of each character, the upper thread is changed as you sew. The needle progresses one color or...
  • Page 137: Selecting Embroidery Patterns

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Memo The characters you entered can be stored for later use.
  • Page 138: Selecting A Frame Pattern

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Selecting a frame pattern Ten shapes, such as squares and circles, can be...
  • Page 139: Using An Embroidery Card

    There are various cards with different themes. Note Always turn off the sewing machine to insert and remove embroidery cards. Insert the embroidery card into the embroidery card slot, facing it in the right direction.
  • Page 140: Embroidering

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Embroidering After the preparations are done, you can try embroidering.
  • Page 141 Press (Start/stop button). a Start/stop button After progressing 5-6 stitches, press stop button), and the sewing machine will stop. Use scissors to cut the thread at the beginning of the stitching. Cut the thread at the edge of the stitching.
  • Page 142: Appliquéing

    Lower the presser foot lever, and press (Start/stop button). The cut-out for the appliqué piece is sewn, and the sewing machine stops. a Cut-out line b Appliqué piece fabric "APPLIQUE POSITION" will be displayed on the LCD.
  • Page 143 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Lower the presser foot lever, and press (Start/stop button).
  • Page 144: Convenient Functions

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Convenient Functions Ways for fixing problems when there are mistakes in adjustments and colors for the pattern and...
  • Page 145: Storing Characters

    Press "Saving..." appears while the character is being stored in the pocket. • Do not turn off the sewing machine while a character is being stored, otherwise the character data may be lost. Memo If new characters or blanks are saved to a pocket where characters are already stored, the previously stored characters are erased.
  • Page 146 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY ■...
  • Page 147: Adjusting The Thread Tension

    Thread tension adjustment will be explained here. The upper thread tension is changed using the thread tension dial on the left side of the sewing machine. Tight Loose a Thread tension dial ■...
  • Page 148: Thread Runs Out Partway Through A Design

    Thread runs out partway through a design When the upper thread or the bobbin thread runs out while sewing, the sewing machine stops. Move the needle back about ten stitches and resume sewing. Set up the upper or bobbin thread.
  • Page 149 The selected pattern is turned off, and it returns to the initial embroidery screen. Turn off the sewing machine. • Always detach the embroidery unit when you move the sewing machine. Turn on the sewing machine and select the pattern. Press Press Press (Forward one color) to move to the beginning of the color you want to sew.
  • Page 151: Appendix

    APPENDIX The various maintenance and troubleshooting procedures are described in this chapter. Maintenance...146 Troubleshooting ...148 Index ...157...
  • Page 152: Maintenance

    Turn off the sewing machine. Unplug the power cord from the power supply jack on the right side of the sewing machine. CAUTION ● Unplug the power supply cord before cleaning the machine, otherwise injuries or an electric shock may occur.
  • Page 153 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Remove the shuttle.
  • Page 154: Troubleshooting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Troubleshooting If the machine stops operating correctly, check the following possible problems before requesting service.
  • Page 155 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom The upper thread was not threaded correctly (for example,...
  • Page 156 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Symptom Probable Cause...
  • Page 157 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom The upper thread was not threaded correctly.
  • Page 158 Fix it so the fabric does not hang off. Stop the sewing machine and set the fabric up correctly. If the carriage is moved during the process, the pattern may be messed up.
  • Page 159: Error Messages

    Probable Cause The upper thread has become tangled around the shuttle, and the needle is bent and hitting the needle plate, etc., so the sewing machine stops (refer to page 148). The start/stop button, reverse/reinforcement stitch button or the thread cutter button was pressed while no thread cassette was installed.
  • Page 160 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Error Message Probable Cause...
  • Page 161: Nothing Appears In The Lcd

    Turn off the sewing machine. Turn the power on while pressing any of the display panel buttons. Press Turn off the sewing machine, then turn it on again. Operation beep Each time a key is pressed or an incorrect operation is performed, a beep is sounded.
  • Page 162: Cancelling The Operation Beep

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Cancelling the operation beep When the sewing machine is purchased, it is set to beep each time an operation panel key is pressed. This setting can be changed so that the machine does not beep.
  • Page 163: Index

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Index accessories ...
  • Page 164 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX general sewing procedures ...44 handle ...
  • Page 165 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — selecting embroidery patterns ...128 selecting stitches ...45 settings key ...Cover E...
  • Page 166 English 885-S13 XC8545-021 Printed in China...

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