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Needle and presser foot section
a Needle threader lever
Use the needle threader to thread the needle.
b Buttonhole lever
Lower the buttonhole lever when sewing buttonholes
and bar tacks.
c Presser foot holder
The presser foot is attached to the presser foot holder.
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. The
machine sews at a low speed at the beginning of sewing
while the button is continuously pressed. When sewing
is stopped, the needle is lowered into the fabric. For
details, refer to "Starting to sew" (page 52).
b Reverse/reinforcement stitch button
Press the reverse/reinforcement stitch button to sew
reverse stitches or reinforcement stitches. Reverse
stitches are sewn by keeping the button pressed down to
sew in the opposite direction. Reinforcement stitches
are sewn by sewing 3 to 5 stitches on top of each other.
For details, refer to "Securing the stitching" (page 54).
d Presser foot holder screw
Use the presser foot holder screw to hold the presser
foot in place.
e Presser foot
The presser foot applies pressure to the fabric during
sewing. Attach the appropriate presser foot for the
f Needle plate cover
Remove the needle plate cover to clean the bobbin case
g Feed dogs
The feed dogs feed the fabric.
h Quick lower threader
Begin sewing without pulling up the bobbin thread.
i Bobbin cover/race
Remove the bobbin cover to insert the bobbin into the
j Needle plate
The needle plate is marked with guides to help sew
k Needle bar thread guide
Pass the upper thread through the needle bar thread
l Presser foot lever
Raise and lower this lever to raise and lower the presser
m Needle clamp screw
Use the needle clamp screw to hold the needle in place.
c Needle position button
Press the needle position button to raise or lower the
needle. Pressing the button twice sews one stitch.
d Sewing speed controller
Slide the sewing speed controller to the left or right to
adjust the sewing speed.
Slide the sewing speed controller to the left to reduce
the sewing speed, or slide the speed controller to the
right to increase the sewing speed.