Slowly depress the foot controller to start
The speed set using the sewing speed con-
troller is the foot controller's maximum sewing
Release the foot controller to stop the
(For U.S.A. only)
Foot controller: Model S
This foot controller can be used with model
Sewing Reinforcement Stitches
Reverse/reinforcement stitches are generally
necessary at the beginning and end of sewing. You
can use the "Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch" button
to sew reverse/reinforcement stitches manually
(see page 3).
If the automatic reinforcement stitch is selected on
the screen, reverse stitches (or reinforcement
stitches) will be sewn automatically at the
beginning of sewing when the "Start/Stop" button
is pressed. Press the "Reverse/Reinforcement
Stitch" button to sew reverse stitches (or
reinforcement stitches) automatically at the end of
sewing (see page 51).
Sew slowly while keeping the seam parallel with
the fabric edge as you guide the fabric around the
Changing Sewing Direction
Stop the machine. Leave the needle in the fabric,
and press the "Presser Foot Lifter" button to raise
the presser foot. Using the needle as a pivot, turn
the fabric so that you can sew in the new
direction. Press the "Presser Foot Lifter" button to
lower the presser foot and start sewing.
The pivot setting is useful when changing the
sewing direction. When the machine is stopped at
the corner of the fabric, the machine stops with the
needle in the fabric and the presser foot is
automatically raised so the fabric can easily be
rotated (see "Pivoting" on page 53).
I Sewing a Seam Allowance of 0.5 cm
Baste the corner before sewing, and then, after
changing the sewing direction at the corner, pull the
basting thread toward the back while sewing.
a 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)