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The operation panel, located on the front at the right of the sewing machine, consists of the LCD (liquid crystal
display) and keys for specifying various sewing settings.
a LCD (liquid crystal display)
Settings for the selected stitch and error messages for
incorrect operations appear in the LCD. Use keys b
and f through n, described below, to display various
items and select the settings. For details, refer to
"Understanding the LCD Screens" (page 18).
b Settings key
Press this key to select sewing settings, such as for left/
right mirror imaging, or other settings such as the
c Needle position key
Press this key to raise or lower the needle.
d Automatic reverse/reinforcement stitch key
Press this key to select the automatic reverse/
reinforcement stitching setting. Press this key again to
cancel the setting.
e Needle mode selection key (single/twin)
Press this key to select the twin needle sewing setting.
Each time this key is pressed, the setting switches
between single needle sewing and twin needle sewing.
f Stitch width keys
g Stitch length keys
to adjust the stitch width setting.
to adjust the stitch length setting.
■ Stitch mode keys (h-j)
h Preset utility stitch/saved pattern key
Press this key to select the utility stitch assigned to a
numeric key or to retrieve a pattern that has been saved.
Each time this key is pressed, the machine switches
between the preset utility stitch mode and the saved
i Utility stitch key
Press this key to select a straight stitch, zigzag stitch,
buttonhole, blind hem stitch, decorative stitch, satin
stitch, or cross-stitch. Use the numeric keys to type in
the number of the desired stitch.
j Character/utility decorative stitch key
Press this key to select character stitch mode or utility
decorative stitch mode, where patterns can be
combined. Each time this key is pressed, the machine
switches between utility decorative stitch mode and
character stitch mode.
k Memory key
Press this key to save stitch patterns, such as combined
patterns, in the sewing machine's memory.
l OK key
Press this key to apply the selection or perform the
m Cancel/clear key
Press this key to cancel the operation and return to the
In addition, pressing this key removes the last pattern
added when combining characters or decorative
n Numeric keys
Use these keys to quickly select one of the ten most
often used stitches. When selecting other stitches, use
these keys to type in the number of the desired stitch.
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