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Operation Manual
Computerized Sewing Machine
Read before use.
Read when additional
information is required.
GETTING READY
SEWING BASICS
UTILITY STITCHES
APPENDIX

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  • Page 1 Operation Manual Computerized Sewing Machine Read before use. Read when additional information is required. GETTING READY SEWING BASICS UTILITY STITCHES APPENDIX...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    • Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the sewing machine and foot control free from the build up of lint, dust, and loose cloth. • Do not store objects on the foot controller.
  • Page 3 • Always pay close attention to the needle. Do not use bent or damaged needles. • Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the machine needle. • Switch the sewing machine to the symbol “O” position to turn it off when making any adjustments in the needle area.
  • Page 4 FOR USERS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND This sewing machine is not intended to be used by young children, and assistance may be required if used by a person with a disability.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Contents Important Safety Instructions ... 1 Introduction ... 7 Sewing Machine Features ...7 Accessories... 8 Included accessories ... 8 Optional accessories ... 9 Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions ...10...
  • Page 6 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — SEWING BASICS Sewing...50 General sewing procedure ...
  • Page 7 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching ...100 Appliqué...
  • Page 8: Introduction

    Sewing Machine Features a Easy upper threading Since the spool can be installed at the front of the sewing machine, the upper thread can easily be threaded. In addition, the needle can be threaded with a simple operation (page 28).
  • Page 9: Accessories

    Note (For U.S.A. only) Foot controller: Model N5V This foot controller can be used on this machine model NX-450. The screw for the presser foot holder is available through your authorized dealer.
  • Page 10: Optional Accessories

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — *75/11 2 needles 90/14 2 needles 90/14 2 needles: Ball point needle (gold colored)
  • Page 11: 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 12: Needle And Presser Foot Section

    Do not cover the air vent while the sewing machine is being used. e Main power switch Use the main power switch to turn the sewing machine ON and OFF. f Foot controller jack Insert the plug on the end of the foot controller cable into the foot controller jack.
  • Page 13: Operation Buttons

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Operation buttons The operation buttons help you to easily perform various basic sewing machine operations. a “Start/Stop” button Press the “Start/Stop”...
  • Page 14: Operation Panel

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Operation panel The operation panel, located on the front at the right of the sewing machine, consists of the LCD (liquid crystal display) and keys for specifying various sewing settings.
  • Page 15 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —...
  • Page 16: Getting Ready

    GETTING READY The various preparations required before starting to sew are described in this chapter. Turning the Machine On/Off ...16 Power supply precautions ...16 Turning on the machine ...17 Turning off the machine ...17 Understanding the LCD Screens...18 Changing the Machine Settings ...19 Changing the settings ...19 Adjusting the brightness of the LCD ...21 Changing the screen language ...21...
  • Page 17: 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 18: 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 cord into the power supply jack on the right side of the machine.
  • Page 19: Understanding The Lcd Screens

    GETTING READY Understanding the LCD Screens The LCD screen, located on the front at the right of the sewing machine, displays the settings for the selected stitch and error messages if operations are performed incorrectly.When the sewing machine is turned on, the LCD comes on and the following screen appears.
  • Page 20: Changing The Machine Settings

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Changing the Machine Settings Various sewing machine operations and sewing settings can be changed. Changing the settings The general procedure for changing machine settings is described below.
  • Page 21 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY ■...
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Lcd

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Adjusting the brightness of the LCD The brightness of the LCD can be adjusted.
  • Page 23: Winding/installing The Bobbin

    ● 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 other models are used, the machine will not operate correctly.
  • Page 24 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Turn on the sewing machine.
  • Page 25 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Memo When sewing with fine, cross-wound thread,...
  • Page 26 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — While holding the thread with your left hand, wind the thread that was pulled out clockwise around the bobbin five or six times with your...
  • Page 27: Installing The Bobbin

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Remove the bobbin from the shaft. Memo When the sewing machine is started or the handwheel is turned after winding the bobbin, the machine will make a clicking sound; this is not a malfunction.
  • Page 28 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Memo The order that the bobbin thread should be passed through the bobbin case is indicated...
  • Page 29: Upper Threading

    Memo The order that the machine should be threaded is indicated by a solid line on the sewing machine. Be sure to thread the machine as indicated. Threading the upper thread Set the spool of thread on the spool pin, and then thread the machine.
  • Page 30 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Press (“Needle Position”...
  • Page 31 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY While holding the thread lightly with your right hand, pull the thread with your left hand,...
  • Page 32: Threading The Needle

    Threading the needle This section describes how to thread the needle. Memo The needle threader can be used with sewing machine needles 75/11 through 100/16. Thread with a thickness of 130/20 or thicker cannot be used with the needle threader.
  • Page 33 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Lower the needle threader lever on the left side of the machine until it clicks, and then...
  • Page 34: Threading The Needle Manually (without Using The Needle Threader)

    Pass the thread through the eye of the needle from the front. • The needle threader cannot be used with the twin needle. If the needle threader is used with the twin needle, the sewing machine may be damaged. Upper Threading 33...
  • Page 35 • The needle threader cannot be used with the twin needle. If the needle threader is used with the twin needle, the sewing machine may be damaged. Attach zigzag foot “J”. • For details on changing the presser foot, refer to “Replacing the presser foot”...
  • Page 36 • To return to single needle sewing, press (Needle mode selection key) until the key is no longer lit. • Even after the sewing machine is turned off, the twin needle setting is not cancelled. CAUTION ● When using the twin needle, be sure to...
  • Page 37: Pulling Up The Bobbin Thread

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Pulling up the bobbin thread When making gathers or before free-motion quilting,...
  • Page 38: 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 39: 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 40: Checking The Needle

    (“Needle Position” button) once or twice to raise the needle. a “Needle Position” button Turn off the sewing machine. CAUTION turn off the sewing machine, otherwise injuries may occur if (“Start/Stop” button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
  • Page 41 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Lower the presser foot lever.
  • Page 42: Replacing The Presser Foot

    ● 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 43 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. Buttonhole foot “A”...
  • Page 44: Adjusting The Pressure Of The Presser Foot

    When you are finished sewing, reset the dial to 3 (standard). Remove the presser foot holder when cleaning the sewing machine or when installing a presser foot that does not use the presser foot holder, such as the quilting foot. Use the screwdriver to remove the presser foot holder.
  • Page 45: Using The Walking Foot

    ■ Removing the walking foot Press twice to raise the needle. a “Needle Position” button The needle is raised. Turn off the sewing machine. Raise the presser foot lever. a Presser foot lever The presser foot is raised. (“Needle Position” button) once or...
  • Page 46 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — With a screwdriver, loosen the presser foot holder screw, and then remove the walking foot.
  • Page 47: Sewing Cylindrical Or Large Pieces

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Sewing Cylindrical or Large Pieces When sewing cylindrical or large pieces of fabric, remove the flat bed attachment.
  • Page 48 Sewing machine bed Note The optional wide table is available through your brother dealer. Turn the screw at the bottom of each leg to adjust their height so the wide table will be level with the sewing machine bed.
  • Page 49 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY...
  • Page 50: Sewing Basics

    SEWING BASICS The necessary preparations for sewing are described in this chapter. Sewing...50 General sewing procedure ...50 Positioning the fabric ...51 Starting to sew ...52 Securing the stitching...54 Cutting the thread ...55 Adjusting the Thread Tension ...57 Changing the tension of the upper thread ...57 Adjusting the Stitch Width and Length ...58 Adjusting the stitch width ...58 Adjusting the stitch length...59...
  • Page 51: Sewing

    Position the fabric. Start sewing. Cut the thread. Turn on the sewing machine.For details on turning on the machine, refer to “Turning on the machine” (page 17). ↓ Select the stitch appropriate for the area to be sewn.For details on selecting a stitch, refer to “Selecting stitching”...
  • 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. The straight stitch (left needle position) is automatically selected. Press (“Needle Position”...
  • Page 53: Starting To Sew

    ■ Using the foot controller Sewing can be started and stopped using the foot controller. 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. (“Start/Stop”...
  • Page 54 Foot controller jack Note (For U.S.A. only) Foot controller: Model N5V This foot controller can be used on this machine model NX-450. Turn on the sewing machine. Slide the sewing speed controller to the left or right to select the desired sewing speed.
  • Page 55: Securing The Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — SEWING BASICS Securing the stitching When sewing with the straight stitch, for example, at...
  • Page 56: Cutting The Thread

    The machine starts sewing in the normal sewing direction. After sewing to the end of the stitching, the sewing machine stops. Press (“Start/Stop” button) or release foot controller. a Beginning of stitching b End of stitching ■...
  • Page 57 When you wish to finish the stitching and the sewing machine is stopped, press (“Needle Position” button) once to raise the needle. a “Needle Position” button The needle is raised.
  • Page 58: Adjusting The Thread Tension

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Adjusting the Thread Tension The tensions of the upper thread and of the bobbin thread (thread tension) should be adjusted so that they are equal.
  • Page 59: Adjusting The Stitch Width And Length

    For details, refer to “Saving stitch settings” (page 63). 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 using the sewing speed...
  • Page 60: Adjusting The Stitch Length

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Adjusting the stitch length The stitch length can be adjusted to make the stitch longer or shorter. Turn on the sewing machine. The LCD comes on. Select a stitch. A screen containing settings for the selected stitch appears.
  • Page 61: Useful Functions

    Functions useful in improving sewing efficiency are described below. Changing the needle stop position When the sewing machine is purchased, it is set to leave the needle lowered in the fabric when sewing is stopped. However, the machine can be set to instead leave the needle raised when sewing is stopped.
  • Page 62 • To turn automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching off, press reinforcement stitch key) until the key is no longer lit. • When the sewing machine is turned off, the automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching setting is cancelled. Position the fabric under the presser foot, and then press (“Start/Stop”...
  • Page 63: Automatically Cutting The Thread

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — SEWING BASICS 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: Saving Stitch Settings

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Saving stitch settings Adjusted stitch width and length settings can be saved so that they will be specified each time the...
  • Page 65: Hands-free Raising And Lowering Of The Presser Foot

    ■ Installing the knee lifter Turn off the sewing machine. Insert the knee lifter into its jack on the front of the sewing machine in the lower-right corner. Align the tabs on the knee lifter with the notches in the jack, and then insert the knee lifter as far as possible.
  • Page 66: 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 lower the needle.
  • Page 67: Sewing Thick Fabrics

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — SEWING BASICS Sewing thick fabrics ■...
  • Page 68: Sewing Leathers Or Vinyl Fabrics

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing leathers or vinyl fabrics When sewing the fabrics that may stick to the presser...
  • Page 69 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — SEWING BASICS...
  • Page 70: Utility Stitches

    UTILITY STITCHES The various stitches and their applications are described in this chapter. Selecting Stitching ...70 Selecting stitch types and patterns... 70 Selecting stitching ... 72 Overcasting Stitches... 76 Sewing overcasting stitches using overcasting foot “G” ... 76 Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot “J”...
  • Page 71: Selecting Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Selecting Stitching You can select any of the various types of stitching available.
  • Page 72 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Decorative stitches There are two decorative stitch modes: decorative stitch 1 mode...
  • Page 73: Selecting Stitching

    (page 134). Attach the presser foot. • For details, refer to “Replacing the presser foot” (page 41). Turn on the sewing machine. The straight stitch (left needle position) is shown selected in the LCD. After selecting the stitch mode, select the stitch pattern.
  • Page 74 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 75 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. Memo For details on adjusting the stitch width and length, refer to “Adjusting the Stitch Width...
  • Page 76 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — •...
  • Page 77: Overcasting Stitches

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Overcasting Stitches Sew overcasting stitches along the edges of cut fabric to prevent fabric from fraying.
  • Page 78: Sewing Overcasting Stitches Using Zigzag Foot "j

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot “J”...
  • Page 79: Sewing Overcasting Stitches Using The Optional Side Cutter

    Lower the presser foot lever, and then manually thread the needle. • The needle threader cannot be used. If the needle threader is used with the side cutter, the sewing machine may be damaged. Raise the presser foot lever. Stitch Width [mm (inch)]...
  • Page 80 If the side cutter can no longer cut fabric, use a rag to apply a small amount of oil to the cutting edge of the cutter. The optional side cutter is available through your brother dealer. Overcasting Stitches 79...
  • Page 81: Basic Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Basic Stitching Straight stitches are used for sewing plain seams.
  • Page 82: Basic Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Basic stitching Baste or pin together the fabric pieces.
  • Page 83: Blind Hem Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Blind Hem Stitching Secure the bottoms of skirts and pants with a blind hem.
  • Page 84 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Adjust the stitch width until the needle slightly catches the fold of the hem.
  • Page 85: Buttonhole Stitching/button Sewing

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Buttonhole Stitching/Button Sewing Buttonholes can be sewn and buttons can be sewn on.
  • Page 86: Buttonhole Sewing

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Buttonhole sewing The maximum buttonhole length is about 28 mm (1-1/8 inches) (diameter + thickness of the button).
  • Page 87 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES ■...
  • Page 88 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Gently hold the end of the upper thread in your left hand, and then start sewing.
  • Page 89 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES ■...
  • Page 90: Button Sewing

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Button sewing Buttons can be sewn on with the sewing machine. Buttons with 2 or with 4 holes can be attached.
  • Page 91 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. • If additional strength is needed to secure the button, perform the button-sewing operation twice.
  • Page 92: Zipper Insertion

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Zipper Insertion A zipper can be sewn in place.
  • Page 93 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Attach the presser foot holder to the right pin of zipper foot “I”.
  • Page 94: Inserting A Side Zipper

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Inserting a side zipper Stitching is sewn on only one piece of fabric.
  • Page 95 When you are about 5 cm (2 inches) from the end of the zipper, stop the sewing machine with the needle lowered (in the fabric), raise the presser foot lever, and then open the zipper and continue sewing.
  • Page 96 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — When you are about 5 cm (2 inches) from the end of the zipper, stop the sewing machine with the needle lowered (in the fabric), raise the presser foot lever, and then open the zipper and continue sewing.
  • Page 97: Zipper/piping Insertion

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Zipper/piping Insertion A zipper and piping can be sewn in place.
  • Page 98: Inserting A Piping

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Securely tighten the positioning screw with a screwdriver.
  • Page 99: Sewing Stretch Fabrics And Elastic Tape

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape Stretch fabrics can be sewn and elastic tape can be attached.
  • Page 100 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Attach zigzag foot “J”.
  • Page 101: Appliqué, Patchwork And Quilt Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching The stitches that can be used for sewing appliqués, patchwork and quilts are described below.
  • Page 102: Appliqué Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Appliqué...
  • Page 103: Patchwork (crazy Quilt) Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching...
  • Page 104: Quilting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 105: Free-motion Quilting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES ■...
  • Page 106: Satin Stitching Using The Sewing Speed Controller

    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 107 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Press (Stitch width keys) to select...
  • Page 108: Reinforcement Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Reinforcement Stitching Reinforce points that will be subject to strain, such as sleeve holes, inseams and pocket corners.
  • Page 109 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Attach buttonhole foot “A”.
  • Page 110: Darning

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Darning Fabric that has been torn can be darned.
  • Page 111 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as possible.
  • Page 112: Eyelet Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Eyelet Stitching Eyelets, such as those on belts, can be sewn.
  • Page 113: Decorative Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Decorative Stitching Various decorative stitches can be sewn with this sewing machine. Pattern Stitch Name...
  • Page 114: Fagoting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Pattern Stitch Name Hemstitching...
  • Page 115: Scallop Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Scallop stitching The wave-shaped repeating pattern that looks like...
  • Page 116: Shell Tuck Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Select stitch •...
  • Page 117: Joining

    • For details on installing a needle, refer to “Replacing the needle” (page 39). • 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 118 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Start sewing.
  • Page 119 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Press (Stitch width keys) to select...
  • Page 120: Sewing The Various Built-in Decorative Patterns

    ■ Needles and threads When sewing thin, medium weight or stretch fabrics, use the ball point needle. When sewing thick fabrics, use a 90/14 home sewing machine needle. In addition, 75/11 to 90/14 thread should be used. ■ Trial sewing...
  • Page 121: Combining Patterns

    Memo Up to 70 patterns can be combined. If multiple patterns have been combined, the sewing machine stops once all the selected patterns displayed in the LCD have been sewn. To repeatedly sew the combined pattern, refer to “Repeat sewing patterns”.
  • Page 122: Repeat Sewing Patterns

    Note If repeated sewing is set, the pattern is repeatedly sewn until the sewing machine is stopped. If the sewing machine is turned off, the repeated/single sewing setting returns to its default setting. Checking the selected pattern Up to 70 patterns can be combined. If all of the...
  • Page 123: Changing The Pattern Size

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Press (Stitch length keys) until...
  • Page 124: Changing The Stitch Density

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Press (Stitch width keys) until the desired size is selected.
  • Page 125: Changing The Pattern Length

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Press (Stitch width keys) until the...
  • Page 126: Mirror Imaging The Pattern

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Mirror imaging the pattern The pattern can be mirror imaged along a vertical axis.
  • Page 127: Saving Patterns

    Saving patterns Combined patterns can be saved for later use. Since saved patterns are not lost after the sewing machine is turned off, they can be retrieved at any time. This is convenient for patterns, such as names, that will be used often.
  • Page 128: Realigning The Pattern

    Sewing the Various Built-In Decorative Patterns 127 Start sewing. The pattern for making the adjustment is sewn. The sewing machine stops after it has finished sewing the pattern. Check the sewn pattern. If the part of the pattern indicated in the illustration is sewn uniformly, the pattern is correctly aligned.
  • Page 129 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Press (Stitch width keys).
  • Page 130: Designing A Pattern

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Designing a Pattern With the My Custom Stitch function, you can sew stitch patterns that you design yourself.
  • Page 131: Entering The Pattern Data

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Entering the pattern data Follow the pattern drawn on the grid sheet and program the pattern into the sewing machine. Attach monogramming foot “N”. • For details, refer to “Replacing the presser foot” (page 41).
  • Page 132 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Select , and then press •...
  • Page 133: Examples Of Designs

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Examples of designs Enter each of the points indicated in the table to sew the sample stitch.
  • Page 134: Appendix

    APPENDIX The various maintenance and troubleshooting procedures are described in this chapter. Stitch Settings...134 Utility stitches ...134 Other stitches...138 Care and Maintenance ...142 Cleaning the machine surface...142 Cleaning the race ...142 Troubleshooting ...144 Error messages ...148 Nothing appears in the LCD ...149 Operation beep ...149 Cancelling the operation beep...149 Index ...151...
  • Page 135: Stitch Settings

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Stitch Settings Applications, stitch lengths and widths and whether the twin needle can be used are listed for utility...
  • Page 136 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Name Overcasting on stretch Overcasting...
  • Page 137 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Stitch Name Application...
  • Page 138 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Name Horizontal buttonholes on thick fabrics...
  • Page 139: Other Stitches

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Other stitches Stitch Type...
  • Page 140 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Type 18* 20 27* 28...
  • Page 141 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Stitch Type Character...
  • Page 142 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Type Character stitches...
  • Page 143: Care And 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 cord before cleaning the machine, otherwise injuries or an electric shock may occur.
  • Page 144 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Remove the bobbin case.
  • Page 145: Troubleshooting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Troubleshooting If the machine stops operating correctly, check the following possible problems before requesting service.
  • Page 146 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom The upper thread was not threaded correctly (for example, the spool is...
  • Page 147 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Symptom Probable Cause...
  • Page 148 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom Dust has accumulated in the feed dogs or in the bobbin case.
  • Page 149: Error Messages

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Error messages (“Start/Stop” button) is pressed before the sewing machine is correctly set up or if an operation is performed incorrectly, an error message appears in the LCD. Follow the instructions that appear. The message will disappear if...
  • Page 150: Nothing Appears In The Lcd

    Be sure to check for the cause of the error, and correct it before continuing to sew. 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 151 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Press (Stitch width keys) to select...
  • Page 152: Index

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Index Numerics 1/4 inch quilting foot ...9...
  • Page 153 ...63 scallop stitching ...114 screwdriver ... 9 seam ripper ... 9 selecting stitching ...72 settings key ... 13 sewing machine needles ...37 sewing speed ...52 sewing speed controller ... 12 shell tuck stitch ...115 side cutter ... 9 size ...122 sleeves ...107...
  • Page 154 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — starting to sew ...52 stitch density ...123 stitch guide foot ...
  • Page 155 English 885 - U22 XE0403 - 001 Printed in China...

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