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GETTING READY
SEWING BASICS
UTILITY STITCHES
EMBROIDERY
APPENDIX
Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine
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  • Page 1 GETTING READY SEWING BASICS UTILITY STITCHES EMBROIDERY APPENDIX Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine Operation Manual...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    • 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 3 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 4: Table Of Contents

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Contents Important Safety Instructions ...1 Introduction ...7 Sewing Machine Features ...7 Accessories...8 Included accessories ... 8 Optional accessories ... 10 Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions ...11...
  • Page 5 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Useful Functions...59 Automatically sewing reverse/reinforcement stitches ...
  • Page 6 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing the Various Built-in Decorative Patterns ...126 Sewing beautiful patterns ...
  • Page 7 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Care and Maintenance ...180 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 NV1200. 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 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Part Name Buttonhole foot "A"...
  • Page 11: Optional Accessories

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Optional accessories The following are available as optional accessories.
  • Page 12: 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 13: Needle And Presser Foot Section

    Do not cover the air vent while the sewing machine is being used. f Main power switch Use the main power switch to turn the sewing machine on and off. g Foot controller jack Insert the plug on the end of the foot controller cable into the foot controller jack.
  • Page 14: 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 15: 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 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 187) 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 operation 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: 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 68) 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

    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 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 NV1200. Turn on the sewing machine. Slide the sewing speed controller to the left or right to select the foot controller's maximum 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 using the sewing speed...
  • 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

    • 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: Hands-free Raising And Lifting Of The Presser Foot

    ■ Installing the knee lifter Turn off the sewing machine. Insert the knee lifter into the mounting slot on the front of the sewing machine in the lower- right corner. Align the tabs on the knee lifter with the notches in the mounting slot, and then insert the knee lifter as far as possible.
  • Page 67 Release the knee lifter. The presser foot is lowered. CAUTION ● While sewing, keep your knee away from the knee lifter. If the knee lifter is pressed while the sewing machine is operating, the needle may break or the machine may be damaged.
  • Page 68: Utility Stitches

    UTILITY STITCHES The various stitches and their applications are described in this chapter. Stitch Setting Chart ... 68 Utility stitches ... 68 Other stitches... 72 Selecting Stitching ... 75 Stitch types... 75 Selecting stitching ... 75 Saving stitch settings ... 77 Overcasting Stitches...
  • Page 69: 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 70 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Name Pattern Blind hem stitch...
  • Page 71 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Stitch Name Pattern...
  • Page 72: Stitch Setting Chart

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Name Pattern Buttonhole stitch...
  • Page 73: Other Stitches

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Other stitches Stitch Type...
  • Page 74 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Type Character stitches...
  • Page 75 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Stitch Type Character...
  • Page 76: Selecting Stitching

    Patterns stored in the machine's memory You can recall a stored pattern. (For details, refer to “Storing patterns” (page 133).) Turn on the sewing machine. • When an animation is displayed on the screen, touch the screen with your finger.
  • Page 77 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 78: Saving Stitch Settings

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Example: Bus Saving stitch settings This machine is preset with the default settings for the...
  • Page 79 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Press Note...
  • Page 80: Overcasting Stitches

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Overcasting Stitches Sew overcasting stitches along the edges of cut fabric to prevent them from fraying.
  • Page 81: Sewing Overcasting Stitches Using Zigzag Foot "j

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot “J”...
  • Page 82: Sewing Overcasting Stitches Using The Side Cutter

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing overcasting stitches using the side cutter Using the side cutter, seam allowances can be finished while the edge of the fabric is cut off.
  • Page 83 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 84: Basic Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Basic Stitching Straight stitches are used for sewing plain seams.
  • Page 85 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Lower the presser foot lever, and then start sewing.
  • Page 86: Blind Hem Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Blind Hem Stitching Secure the bottoms of skirts and pants with a blind hem.
  • Page 87 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Adjust the stitch width until the needle slightly catches the fold of the hem.
  • Page 88: Buttonhole Stitching/button Sewing

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Buttonhole Stitching/Button Sewing Buttonholes can be sewn and buttons can be sewn on.
  • Page 89: Buttonhole Sewing

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Buttonhole sewing The maximum buttonhole length is about 28 mm (1-1/8 inches) (diameter + thickness of the button).
  • Page 90 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 91 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as possible.
  • Page 92 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 93: Button Sewing

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Button sewing Buttons can be sewn on with the sewing machine. Buttons with two or with four holes can be attached. Measure the distance between the holes in the button to be attached.
  • Page 94 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 Use scissors to cut the upper thread and the bobbin thread at the beginning of the stitching.
  • Page 95: Zipper Insertion

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Zipper Insertion A zipper can be sewn in place.
  • Page 96 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Align the seam with the center of the zipper, and then baste the zipper in place.
  • Page 97: Inserting A Side Zipper

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Inserting a side zipper Stitching is visible on only one piece of fabric.
  • Page 98 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 99 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 100: Zipper/piping Insertion

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Zipper/piping Insertion A zipper and piping can be sewn in place.
  • Page 101: Inserting A Piping

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES CAUTION ●...
  • Page 102: Sewing Stretch Fabrics And Elastic Tape

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape Stretch fabrics can be sewn and elastic tape can be attached.
  • Page 103 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Select a stitch.
  • Page 104: 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 105: Appliqué Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Appliqué...
  • Page 106: Patchwork (crazy Quilt) Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching Fold the edge of the top piece of fabric and...
  • Page 107 Seam (3.2 mm (1/8 inch)) Start sewing. When the end of the stitching is reached, stop the sewing machine. Sew until the mark at the lower edge of the 1/4 inch quilting foot aligns with the lower edge of the fabric.
  • Page 108: Quilting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Quilting Sandwiching batting between the top and bottom layers of fabric is called “quilting”.
  • Page 109: Free-motion Quilting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES ■...
  • Page 110: 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 111 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Press (Back key).
  • Page 112: Reinforcement Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Reinforcement Stitching Reinforce points that will be subject to strain, such as sleeve holes, inseams and pocket corners.
  • Page 113 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Attach buttonhole foot “A”.
  • Page 114: Darning

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Darning Fabric that has been torn can be darned.
  • Page 115 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Pass the upper thread down through the hole in the presser foot.
  • Page 116: Eyelet Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Eyelet Stitching Eyelets, such as those on belts, can be sewn.
  • Page 117: Horizontal Stitching

    The fabric is fed toward the back of the machine, as usual. After you have sewn to the corner, stop the sewing machine, and then select stitch Start sewing. The fabric is fed to the right. After you have sewn to the corner, stop the...
  • Page 118 The fabric is fed forward. After you have sewn to the corner, stop the sewing machine, and then select stitch Start sewing. The fabric is fed to the left. After you have sewn to the corner, stop the sewing machine, and then select stitch again.
  • Page 119: Decorative Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Decorative Stitching The utility stitches contain the following decorative stitches.
  • Page 120: Fagoting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Name Pattern Decorative stitch...
  • Page 121: Scallop Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Scallop stitching The wave-shaped repeating pattern that looks like...
  • Page 122: Shell Tuck Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Select stitch •...
  • Page 123: Joining

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Sew while making sure that the needle drops slightly off the edge of the fabric.
  • Page 124: 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 125 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Partially removing threads is called “drawnwork”.
  • Page 126 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 127: 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 128: Changing The Pattern Size

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Changing the pattern size The size of character stitches in the Gothic font and outline style, decorative stitches, and decorative satin...
  • Page 129: Changing The Length For Satin Stitches

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Changing the length for satin stitches...
  • Page 130: Shifting Patterns

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Shifting patterns Satin stitches can be shifted to the left or right by half the width of the pattern, allowing you to create a...
  • Page 131: Combining Patterns

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Press The next pattern selected is moved half a...
  • Page 132 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. Sewing the Various Built-in Decorative Patterns 131...
  • Page 133 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES ■...
  • Page 134: 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. ■ Recalling a pattern Press (Recall key).
  • Page 135: Realigning The Pattern

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES ■...
  • Page 136 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 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 137 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES ■...
  • Page 138: Designing A Pattern (my Custom Stitch)

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Designing a Pattern (My Custom Stitch) With the My Custom Stitch function, you can sew stitch patterns that you design yourself.
  • Page 139: 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 42).
  • Page 140 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Specify the various stitching settings, such as reverse/reinforcement stitching, in the same way as with other stitches.
  • Page 141: Examples Of Designs

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Examples of designs Enter each of the points indicated in the table to sew the sample stitch.
  • Page 142: Embroidery

    EMBROIDERY The steps for embroidering are described in this chapter. Embroidering Neatly ... 142 What to prepare... 142 Embroidery step by step ... 144 Attaching the Embroidery Foot... 145 Attaching the embroidery foot ... 145 Removing the embroidery foot... 147 Attaching the Embroidery Unit...
  • Page 143: 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 144 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■ 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 145: Embroidery Step By Step

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Embroidery step by step The basic steps for embroidery are as follows.
  • Page 146: 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 147 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Loosen the presser foot holder screw and remove the presser foot holder.
  • Page 148: 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 149: 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 150 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 151: 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 152: Preparing The Fabric

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Preparing the Fabric After attaching a stabilizer material to the embroidery fabric, it is stretched on an embroidery frame.
  • Page 153: Setting The Fabric In The Embroidery Frame

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Setting the fabric in the embroidery frame...
  • Page 154 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Tighten the adjustment screw by hand just enough to secure the fabric.
  • Page 155 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Place the embroidery sheet on the inner frame.
  • Page 156: Attaching The Embroidery Frame

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Attaching the Embroidery Frame This section describes how to attach the embroidery frame.
  • Page 157: 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 158: 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 159: Lcd (liquid Crystal Display) Operation

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY LCD (liquid crystal display) operation...
  • Page 160 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 161: Selecting Characters

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Selecting characters Specify the characters for embroidery.
  • Page 162: Selecting An Embroidery Pattern

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Memo The character pattern that you created can be stored for later use.
  • Page 163: Selecting A Frame Pattern

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Selecting a frame pattern 10 shapes, such as squares and circles, can be...
  • Page 164: Using An Embroidery Card (sold Separately)

    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 165: Embroidering

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Embroidering After the preparations are done, you can try embroidering.
  • Page 166: Embroidering A Pattern

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Embroidering a pattern Embroidery patterns are embroidered with a change of thread after each color.
  • Page 167 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Lower the presser foot lever.
  • Page 168: 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 169 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Lower the presser foot lever, and press (Start/stop button).
  • Page 170: Editing Patterns

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Editing Patterns This section describes ways to edit, adjust, and reposition patterns.
  • Page 171 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Memo If you make a note of the values in the lower...
  • Page 172: Adjusting The Thread Tension

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Press (Back key) to return to the original screen.
  • Page 173: 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 174: 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 175 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Press Press...
  • Page 176: Using The Memory Function

    • Compatible operating systems: Microsoft Windows Me/2000/XP (Windows 98SE requires a driver. Download the driver from our web site (www.brother.com).) ■ Precautions on Using the Computer to Create and Save Data • If the file name of embroidery data cannot be identified, for example, because the name contains special characters, the file is not displayed.
  • Page 177: Storing Patterns

    After selecting the pattern to be stored, press (Memory key). After the pattern is stored, the initial screen appears again. Note Do not turn off the sewing machine while the pattern is being stored, otherwise the pattern data may be lost. ■ Recalling a pattern. Press (Recall key).
  • Page 178: Recalling Embroidery Patterns From The Computer

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Recalling embroidery patterns from the computer Plug the USB cable connectors into the...
  • Page 179 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Select the pattern you wish to recall.
  • Page 180: Appendix

    APPENDIX The various maintenance and troubleshooting procedures are described in this chapter. Care and Maintenance ...180 Cleaning the machine surface ...180 Cleaning the race ...180 Troubleshooting ...182 Error messages ...187 Adjusting the LCD ...190 Operation beep ...190 Canceling the operation beep ...191 Upgrading Your Machine’s Software...192 Index ...193...
  • Page 181: 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 182 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Insert the bobbin case so that the projection on the bobbin case aligns with the spring.
  • Page 183: Troubleshooting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Troubleshooting If the machine stops operating correctly, check the following possible problems before requesting service.
  • Page 184 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom The upper thread was not threaded correctly (for example,...
  • Page 185 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Symptom Probable Cause...
  • Page 186 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom The upper thread was not threaded correctly.
  • Page 187 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 188: Error Messages

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Error messages When erroneous operations are performed messages and advice on operation will be displayed on the LCD.
  • Page 189 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Error Message Probable Cause...
  • Page 190 You tried to set a number of characters that will not fit within the frame. 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 182).
  • Page 191: Adjusting The Lcd

    Turn off the sewing machine. Turn on the sewing machine while pressing anywhere on the screen. 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 192: 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 193: Upgrading Your Machine's Software

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Upgrading Your Machine’s Software You can use a computer to download software upgrades for your sewing machine. Memo While the software is being upgraded, the buzzer will not sound when a key is pressed.
  • Page 194: Index

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Index Numerics 1/4 inch quilting foot ...
  • Page 195 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX fabric positioning ...50 fagoting ...119...
  • Page 196 ...157 selecting stitches ... 49 settings key ...14 sewing basics ...48 sewing direction change ...62 sewing machine help key ...14 sewing speed controller ... 13 shell tuck stitch ... 118 side cutter ...81 size ...127 smocking ...120 smocking stitch ...118...
  • Page 197 English 882-U11 XD1534-051 Printed in Taiwan...

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