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GETTING READY
SEWING BASICS
UTILITY STITCHES
EMBROIDERY
APPENDIX
CPS5XV[Y
Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine
Operation Manual

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  • Page 1 GETTING READY SEWING BASICS UTILITY STITCHES EMBROIDERY APPENDIX CPS5XV[Y Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine Operation Manual...
  • 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: 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 5 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Setting the Stitch ...56 Adjusting the stitch width ...
  • Page 6 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Decorative Stitching...108 Fagoting ...
  • Page 7 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Care and Maintenance ...164 Cleaning the machine surface ...
  • Page 8: Introduction

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Introduction Thank you for purchasing this sewing machine. Before using this sewing machine, carefully read the "Important Safety Instructions" (page 1), and then study this manual for the correct operation of the various functions.
  • Page 9: Accessories

    Note (For U.S.A. only) Foot controller: Model T This foot controller can be used on this machine model NV1000. The screw of the presser foot holder is available through your authorized dealer. (Part code: XA4813-051) The organized accessory tray is available, through your authorized dealer.
  • Page 10: Optional Accessories

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Optional accessories The following are available as optional accessories.
  • 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 button to start or stop sewing.
  • Page 14: Operation Panel

    Press to set the needle stop position, the buzzer sound, and more. i 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 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 LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Operation...18 Viewing the LCD ...18 Changing the machine settings...19 Checking machine operating procedures ...21 Winding/Installing the Bobbin...23...
  • 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 supply cord into the power supply jack on the right side of the machine.
  • Page 19: Lcd (liquid Crystal Display) Operation

    Refer to "Error messages" (page 171) 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 20: 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 21 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Turn on the sewing machine. The LCD comes on.
  • Page 22: 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 Upper threading...
  • Page 23 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Press (Next page key) to switch to the...
  • Page 24: 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.
  • Page 25 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Remove the spool cap that is inserted onto the spool pin.
  • Page 26 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Memo When sewing with fine, cross-wound thread, use the small spool cap, and leave a small...
  • Page 27 Remove the spool for the bobbin thread from the spool pin, and then close the top cover. 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: Installing The Bobbin

    ● The bobbin was designed specifically for this sewing machine. If bobbins from other models are used, the machine will not operate correctly. Use only the included bobbin or bobbins of the same type (part code: SA156, SFB: XA5539- 151).
  • Page 29 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Pass the thread through the slot as shown, and then pull the thread out toward the front.
  • Page 30: Upper Threading

    Threading the upper thread Set the spool of thread on the spool pin, and then thread the machine. Turn on the sewing machine. Raise the presser foot lever to raise the presser foot. a Presser foot lever...
  • Page 31 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Press (Needle position button) once or...
  • Page 32 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Pass the thread under the thread guide plate, and then pull it up.
  • Page 33: Threading The Needle

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Threading the needle This section describes how to thread the needle.
  • Page 34: Threading The Needle Manually (without Using The Needle Threader)

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Note If the needle was not completely threaded, but a loop in the thread was formed in the...
  • Page 35: Using The Twin Needle

    • 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. Insert the extra spool pin onto the bobbin winder shaft.
  • Page 36 "J". If bunched stitches occur, use presser foot "N" or attach stabilizer material. Turn on the sewing machine and select a stitch. • For stitch selection see "Selecting stitching" (page 49). • See "Stitch Setting Chart" (page 66) for stitches that use a twin needle.
  • Page 37: Pulling Up The Bobbin Thread

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Press (Back key).
  • Page 38 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Pull out about 10-15 cm (4-5 inches) of the bobbin thread under the presser foot toward the rear of the machine.
  • 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 ● Before replacing the needle, be sure to turn off the sewing machine, otherwise injuries may occur if (Start/stop button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
  • Page 42 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Hold the needle with your left hand, and then use a screwdriver to turn the needle clamp screw toward you (counterclockwise) to...
  • Page 43: 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 44 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 45: Removing And Attaching The Presser Foot Holder

    Removing and attaching 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 46: Sewing Cylindrical Pieces

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing Cylindrical Pieces Free-arm sewing makes sewing cylindrical pieces easy.
  • Page 47 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY...
  • Page 48: Sewing Basics

    SEWING BASICS The necessary preparations for sewing are described in this chapter. Sewing...48 General sewing procedure ...48 Selecting stitching ...49 Positioning the fabric ...50 Starting to sew ...51 Securing the stitching...53 Cutting the thread ...54 Setting the Stitch ...56 Adjusting the stitch width ...56 Adjusting the stitch length...57 Adjusting the thread tension ...57 Useful Functions...59...
  • Page 49: 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 17). ↓ Select the stitch appropriate for the area to be sewn. For details on selecting a stitch, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page 49).
  • Page 50: Selecting Stitching

    (page 42). 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 51: 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 52: Starting To Sew

    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 Sewing 51...
  • Page 53 Note (For U.S.A. only) Foot controller: Model T This foot controller can be used on this machine model NV1000. Turn on the sewing machine. Slide the sewing speed controller to the left or right to select the desired sewing speed.
  • Page 54: 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 55: 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 59).
  • Page 56 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 57: Setting The Stitch

    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 58: Adjusting The Stitch Length

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Adjusting the stitch length The stitch length can be adjusted to make the stitch coarser or finer.
  • Page 59 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — SEWING BASICS ■...
  • Page 60: 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 61: 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 62: Mirroring Stitches

    , and the pattern is mirrored. • 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. shows. Useful Functions 61...
  • Page 63: 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 64: Sewing Thick Fabrics

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Turn the presser foot pressure dial at the back of the machine to adjust the pressure of the presser foot.
  • Page 65: Sewing Thin Fabrics

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — SEWING BASICS Sewing thin fabrics When sewing thin fabrics, the stitching may become...
  • Page 66: Utility Stitches

    UTILITY STITCHES The various stitches and their applications are described in this chapter. Stitch Setting Chart ... 66 Utility stitches ... 66 Other stitches... 70 Selecting Stitching ... 71 Stitch types... 71 Selecting stitching ... 71 Saving stitch settings ... 73 Overcasting Stitches...
  • Page 67: Stitch Setting Chart

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Stitch Setting Chart Applications, stitch lengths and widths and whether the twin needle can be used are listed for utility...
  • Page 68 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Name Pattern Blind hem stitch...
  • Page 69 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Stitch Name Pattern...
  • Page 70: Stitch Setting Chart

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Name Pattern Buttonhole stitch...
  • Page 71: Other Stitches

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Other stitches Stitch Type...
  • Page 72: Selecting Stitching

    You can sew with combinations from 39 utility stitches. g Patterns stored in the machine's memory You can recall a stored pattern. Selecting stitching Turn on the sewing machine. • When an animation is displayed on the Press panel. Select the stitch type.
  • Page 73 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 74: Saving Stitch Settings

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Saving stitch settings This machine is preset with the default settings for the stitch width (zigzag width), stitch length, thread...
  • Page 75: Overcasting Stitches

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY 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

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

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES 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 Raise the presser foot lever to check that the side cutter is securely attached. 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 49).
  • Page 79: Basic Stitching

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

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

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

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Buttonhole sewing The maximum buttonhole length is about 28 mm (1-1/8 inches) (diameter + thickness of the button).
  • Page 85 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES ■...
  • Page 86 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as possible.
  • Page 87 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES ■...
  • Page 88: Button Sewing

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Button sewing Buttons can be sewn on with the sewing machine. Buttons with two or with four holes can 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 (Thread cutter button). Use scissors to cut the upper thread and the bobbin thread at the beginning of the stitching.
  • Page 90: Zipper Insertion

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

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Inserting a side zipper Stitching is visible on only one piece of fabric.
  • Page 93 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.
  • Page 94 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), and then raise the presser foot lever.
  • Page 95: 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 96 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Select a stitch.
  • Page 97: 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 98 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Place a pattern made of thick paper or stabilizer on the back of the appliqué, and then fold over the seam allowance using an iron.
  • Page 99: Patchwork (crazy Quilt) Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching...
  • Page 100: Quilting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 101 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Select a stitch.
  • 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 49).
  • 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

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

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Darning Fabric that has been torn can be darned.
  • Page 107 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Pass the upper thread down through the hole in the presser foot.
  • Page 108: Eyelet Stitching

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

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Decorative Stitching The utility stitches contain the following decorative stitches.
  • Page 110: Fagoting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Name Pattern Decorative stitch...
  • Page 111: Scallop Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Scallop stitching The wave-shaped repeating pattern that looks like...
  • Page 112: Shell Tuck Stitching

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

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES 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 40). • 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 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Partially removing threads is called "drawnwork".
  • Page 116 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 117: Sewing The Various Built-in Decorative Patterns

    ■ Needles and threads When sewing thin, mediumweight or stretch fabrics, use the ball point needle. When sewing thick fabrics, use a 90/14 home sewing machine needle. In addition, #50 to #60 thread should be used. ■ Trial sewing...
  • Page 118: Changing The Length For Satin Stitches

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Changing the length for satin stitches The length for one satin stitch can be changed in five...
  • Page 119 The pattern alignment stitch is selected. 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 120 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Press (Back key).
  • Page 121: Sewing Combined Patterns

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Sewing Combined Patterns You can combine and sew multiple patterns, and you can store the combined patterns in the sewing...
  • Page 122 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 123: Storing Patterns

    "Saving..." appears while the pattern is being stored. After the pattern is stored, the initial screen appears again. • Do not turn off the sewing machine while the pattern is being stored, otherwise the pattern data may be lost.
  • Page 124 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 125: Designing A Pattern (my Custom Stitch)

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Designing a Pattern (My Custom Stitch) With the My Custom Stitch function, you can sew stitch patterns that you design yourself.
  • Page 126: Entering The Pattern Data

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 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 127 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Specify the various stitching settings, such as reverse/reinforcement stitching, in the same...
  • Page 128: Examples Of Designs

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Examples of designs Enter each of the points indicated in the table to sew the sample stitch.
  • Page 129 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES...
  • Page 130: Embroidery

    EMBROIDERY The steps for embroidering are described in this chapter. Embroidering Neatly ... 130 What to prepare... 130 Embroidery step by step ... 132 Attaching the Embroidery Foot... 133 Attaching the embroidery foot ... 133 Removing the embroidery foot... 135 Attaching the Embroidery Unit...
  • Page 131: 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 132 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■ 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 133: Embroidery Step By Step

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Embroidery step by step The basic steps for embroidery are as follows.
  • Page 134: Attaching The Embroidery Foot

    Needle position button The needle goes up. Turn off the sewing machine. ● Before replacing the presser foot, be sure to turn off the sewing machine, otherwise injuries may occur if button) is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
  • Page 135 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Loosen the presser foot holder screw and remove the presser foot holder.
  • Page 136: Removing The Embroidery Foot

    Press (Needle position button) once or twice to raise the needle. a Needle position button Turn off the sewing machine. Raise the presser foot lever. a Presser foot lever The presser foot is raised. While pressing in the lever at the back of the...
  • Page 137: Attaching The Embroidery Unit

    Cautions for the embroidery unit will be explained below. CAUTION ● Do not move the sewing machine with the embroidery unit in place. The embroidery unit may be dropped and cause injury. ● Keep your hands and other objects away from the embroidery carriage and frame.
  • Page 138 Slide the embroidery unit onto the sewing machine arm. Push it in until it clicks and stops. The embroidery unit is attached. Turn on the sewing machine. The confirmation message is displayed. Be sure that no objects or hands are near the embroidery unit and press •...
  • Page 139: Removing The Embroidery Unit

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Removing the embroidery unit Make sure that the sewing machine is completely stopped and follow the instructions below. Remove the embroidery frame.
  • Page 140: Preparing The Fabric

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Preparing the Fabric After attaching a stabilizer material to the embroidery fabric, it is stretched on an embroidery frame.
  • Page 141: Setting The Fabric In The Embroidery Frame

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Setting the fabric in the embroidery frame...
  • Page 142 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Tighten the adjustment screw by hand just enough to secure the fabric.
  • Page 143 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Place the embroidery sheet on the inner frame.
  • Page 144: Attaching The Embroidery Frame

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Attaching the Embroidery Frame This section describes how to attach the embroidery frame.
  • Page 145: Removing The Embroidery Frame

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Removing the embroidery frame Make sure that the sewing machine is completely stopped and follow the instructions below. Raise the presser foot lever. a Presser foot lever...
  • Page 146: Selecting Embroidery Patterns

    This section provides details on the various types of embroidery patterns available and the procedure for selecting a pattern. 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 147: Lcd (liquid Crystal Display) Operation

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY LCD (liquid crystal display) operation...
  • Page 148 Press this key 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. Press this key again to cancel multi-color.
  • Page 149: Selecting Alphabet Characters

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Selecting alphabet characters Specify the characters for embroidery.
  • Page 150: Selecting An Embroidery Pattern

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Memo The characters you entered can be stored for later use.
  • Page 151: Selecting A Frame Pattern

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Selecting a frame pattern 10 shapes, such as squares and circles, can be...
  • Page 152: 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 153: Embroidering

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Embroidering After the preparations are done, you can try embroidering.
  • Page 154 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Lower the presser foot lever.
  • Page 155: 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 screen.
  • Page 156 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Lower the presser foot lever, and press (Start/stop button).
  • Page 157: Editing And Saving Patterns

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Editing and Saving Patterns This section describes ways to edit, adjust, reposition and memorize patterns.
  • Page 158 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Layout key Press this key to move to rotation screen.
  • Page 159: Storing Patterns

    After selecting the pattern to be stored, press (Memory key). After the pattern is stored, the initial screen appears again. • Do not turn off the sewing machine while the pattern is being stored, otherwise the pattern data may be lost. ■ Recalling a pattern.
  • Page 160: Adjusting The Thread Tension

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Select the pattern you wish to recall.
  • Page 161: Resewing

    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 10 stitches and resume sewing. Set up the upper or bobbin thread.
  • Page 162: Stopping While Embroidering

    If the embroidery is stopped before it is complete, check the current needle count before turning off the sewing machine. Memo When the sewing machine is turned off, the embroidery size and layout return to the original setting. Press (Start/stop button) to stop the sewing machine.
  • Page 163 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Press Press...
  • Page 164: Appendix

    APPENDIX The various maintenance and troubleshooting procedures are described in this chapter. Care and Maintenance ...164 Cleaning the machine surface ...164 Cleaning the race ...164 Troubleshooting ...166 Error messages ...171 Adjusting the LCD ...174 Operation beep ...174 Canceling the operation beep ...175 Index ...176...
  • Page 165: 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 supply cord before cleaning the machine, otherwise injuries or an electric shock may occur.
  • Page 166 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Remove the bobbin case.
  • Page 167: Troubleshooting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Troubleshooting If the machine stops operating correctly, check the following possible problems before requesting service.
  • Page 168 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom The upper thread was not threaded correctly (for example,...
  • Page 169 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Symptom Probable Cause...
  • Page 170 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom The upper thread was not threaded correctly.
  • Page 171 If embroidery is done with the fabric hanging off the table, the embroidery unit movement will be impaired. Support the fabric while embroidering. Stop the sewing machine and set the fabric up correctly. If the carriage is moved during the process, the pattern may be misaligned.
  • Page 172: Error Messages

    (Start/stop button) without rethreading the Probable Cause The upper thread has become tangled around the bobbin case, and the needle is bent and hitting the needle plate, etc., so the sewing machine stops (refer to page 166). Upper thread broken.
  • Page 173 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Error Message Probable Cause...
  • Page 174 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Error Message Probable Cause You changed the stitch pattern settings, and then tried to save them by...
  • Page 175: Adjusting 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 you will hear one beep. If an incorrect operation is performed you will hear two or four beeps.
  • Page 176: Canceling The Operation Beep

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Canceling the operation beep When the sewing machine is purchased, it is set to beep each time an operation panel key is pressed.
  • Page 177: Index

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Index accessories ...
  • Page 178 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — fabric positioning ...50 fagoting ...109 fagoting stitch ...108...
  • Page 179 ...145 selecting stitches ... 49 settings key ...13 sewing basics ...48 sewing direction change ...62 sewing machine help key ...13 sewing speed controller ... 12 shell tuck stitch ... 108 side cutter ...76 smocking ...110 smocking stitch ...108 solving operation problems ...166...
  • Page 180 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Index 179...
  • Page 182 English 882-U10 XD0486-0511 Printed in Taiwan...

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