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Basic sewing operations are described below.
Before operating the sewing machine, read the following precautions.
● While the machine is in operation, pay special attention to the needle location. In addition,
keep your hands away from all moving parts such as the needle and handwheel, otherwise
injuries may occur.
● Do not pull or push the fabric too hard while sewing, otherwise injuries may occur or the
needle may break.
● Never use bent needles. Bent needles can easily break, possibly resulting in injuries.
● Use the correct presser foot 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.
● When sewing, make sure that the needle does not strike basting pins, otherwise the needle
may break or bend.
● Before replacing the presser foot, be sure to turn off the sewing machine, otherwise injuries
may occur if the start/stop button is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
General sewing procedure
Follow the basic procedures below to sew.
Turn on the machine.
Select the stitch.
Attach the presser foot.
Position the fabric.
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 67).
Attach the presser foot appropriate for the stitch. For details on replacing
the presser foot, refer to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 41).
Place the area to be sewn under the presser foot. 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. For details on positioning the fabric,
refer to "Positioning the fabric" (page 51).
Start sewing. For details on starting to sew, refer to "Starting to sew"
Cut the thread at the end of sewing. For details on cutting the thread,
refer to "Cutting the thread" (page 56).