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Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine
Operation Manual
Product Code 885-V31/V33
GETTING READY
SEWING BASICS
UTILITY STITCHES
EMBROIDERY
APPENDIX
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  • Page 1 Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine Operation Manual Product Code 885-V31/V33 GETTING READY SEWING BASICS UTILITY STITCHES EMBROIDERY APPENDIX http://solutions.brother.com Please visit us at where you can get product support and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).
  • Page 3: Introduction

    • When transporting the sewing machine, be sure to carry it by its handle. Lifting the sewing machine by any other part may damage the machine or result in the machine falling, which could cause injuries.
  • Page 4 • Your close attention is necessary when the machine is used by or near children. • The plastic bag that this sewing machine was supplied in should be kept out of the reach of children or disposed of. Never allow children to play with the bag due to the danger of suffocation.
  • Page 5 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 6: Table Of Contents

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Contents Introduction ...
  • Page 7 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Setting the Stitch ...57 Adjusting the stitch width ...
  • Page 8 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Heirloom stitching ...
  • Page 9: Machine Features

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Machine Features a Automatic thread cutting The thread can be cut automatically after sewing (page 55, 62).
  • Page 10: Accessories

    Note Foot controller: Model T This foot controller can be used on the machine with product code 885-V31/V33.The product code is mentioned on the machine rating plate. The securing screw on the side of the presser foot holder is available through your authorized dealer.
  • Page 11: Optional Accessories

    The bobbin clips can be connected each other. Optional accessories The following are available as optional accessories. Memo To obtain optional accessories or parts, visit [http://www.brother.com/], or [http://www.brothermall.com] (in USA). Visit your nearest authorized dealer for a complete listing of optional accessories available for your machine.
  • 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. e Main power switch (page 17) Use the main power switch to turn the sewing machine on and off. f Foot controller jack (page 52) 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 replacement /...
  • Page 16 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —...
  • Page 17: Getting Ready

    GETTING READY The various preparations required before starting to sew are described in this chapter. Turning the Machine On/Off ...16 LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Operation...18 Winding/Installing the Bobbin...22 Upper Threading ...31 Replacing the Needle ...39 Replacing the Presser Foot ...43 Sewing Cylindrical Pieces...46...
  • Page 18: 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 19: 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 20: Lcd (Liquid Crystal Display) Operation

    Selected stitch, pattern settings and messages are displayed on the LCD (liquid crystal display) on the front of the sewing machine. Change the screen on the LCD using the keys on the right side of the LCD, and make operations by directly touching the icons with your finger or a "Operation panel"...
  • Page 21: 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. For details on operation, refer to the next page.
  • Page 22 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Turn on the sewing machine. The highlighted display is the initial setting.
  • Page 23: 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. Upper threading Bobbin winding Bobbin installation Needle replacement...
  • Page 24: Winding/Installing The Bobbin

    ● 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. If bobbins from other models are used, the machine will not operate correctly.
  • Page 25 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Turn on the sewing machine.
  • Page 26 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Note When sewing with fine, cross-wound thread,...
  • Page 27 (Start/stop button) once to stop the machine. When the foot controller is plugged in, remove your foot from the foot controller. The bobbin winding will stop. CAUTION becomes slow, stop the machine. Otherwise, the sewing machine may be damaged. Winding/Installing the Bobbin 25...
  • Page 28 Slide the sewing speed controller back to its original position. 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. ■ When the thread became tangled under the bobbin winder seat.
  • Page 29: Installing The Bobbin

    ● The included 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 30 Needle position button b Presser foot lever Turn off the sewing machine. Slide the bobbin cover latch to the right. a Bobbin cover b Latch The bobbin cover opens.
  • Page 31 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Note If the thread is not correctly inserted through the tension-adjusting spring of the bobbin...
  • Page 32 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Carefully pull the upper thread upward to pull out the end of the bobbin thread.
  • Page 33: Upper Threading

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Upper Threading This section describes how to position the spool for the upper thread, and then thread the needle.
  • Page 34: Threading The Upper Thread

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Threading the upper thread Set the spool of thread on the spool pin, and then...
  • Page 35 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Slide the spool cap onto the spool pin and return the spool pin to its original position.
  • Page 36 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Make sure that the thread is passed into the thread take-up lever as shown below.
  • Page 37 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Lower the needle threader lever on the left side of the machine as much as possible to make the hook turn.
  • Page 38: Using The Twin Needle

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY ■...
  • Page 39 ● When using the twin needle, be sure to attach zigzag foot "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).
  • Page 40 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Press The screen for setting the twin needle...
  • Page 41: Replacing The Needle

    Selecting the needle depending on the thread and fabric types The sewing machine needle 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 42: Checking The Needle

    Use a 90/14 to 100/16 needle, regardless of the fabric or thread. ■ Embroidery needles Use a 75/11 home sewing machine needle. When embroidering on thick fabrics such as denim, use a 90/14 or 100/16 home sewing machine needle. CAUTION...
  • Page 43: Replacing 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 a button is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing. Place fabric or paper under the presser foot and cover the holes on the needle plate.
  • Page 44 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY While holding the needle with your left hand, use the screwdriver to tighten the needle...
  • Page 45: 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 46 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 47: 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, optional free-motion open toe quilting foot "O"...
  • Page 48: Sewing Cylindrical Pieces

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — GETTING READY Sewing Cylindrical Pieces Free-arm sewing makes sewing cylindrical pieces easy.
  • Page 49: Sewing Basics

    SEWING BASICS The necessary preparations for sewing are described in this chapter. Sewing...48 Setting the Stitch ...57 Useful Functions...61 Useful Sewing Tips ...65...
  • Page 50: Sewing

    For details on replacing the presser foot, refer to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 43). ↓ 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.
  • Page 51: Selecting Stitching

    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 setting the automatic reverse/ reinforcement stitching etc., refer to "Useful...
  • Page 52: Positioning The Fabric

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — SEWING BASICS Positioning the fabric Be sure that the fabric pieces are sewn in the correct...
  • Page 53: Starting To Sew

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Starting to sew Once you are ready to start sewing, you can start the sewing machine. Sewing can be started and stopped using the operation button the foot controller. For details on the foot controller, refer to next page.
  • Page 54 Turn off the sewing machine. Note When connecting the foot controller, be sure to turn off the sewing machine in order to prevent the machine from accidentally being started. Insert the foot controller plug into its jack on the right side of the sewing machine.
  • Page 55: Securing The Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Memo When the foot controller is plugged in, (Start/stop button) cannot be used to start or...
  • Page 56 (Start/stop button) is held down, the machine sews at a slow speed. The machine starts sewing in the normal sewing direction. After sewing to the end of the stitching, the sewing machine stops. Release (Start/stop button) or foot controller. Press...
  • Page 57: 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 58 When you wish to finish the stitching and the sewing machine is stopped, press position button) once to raise the needle. a Needle position button Raise the presser foot lever.
  • Page 59: Setting The Stitch

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Setting the Stitch This machine is preset with the default settings for the stitch width and stitch length for each stitch.
  • Page 60 ■ Adjusting stitch width using the sewing speed controller A decorative stitch can be sewn by changing the stitch width. 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 61: Adjusting The Stitch Length

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Adjusting the stitch length The stitch length can be adjusted to make the stitch coarser or finer.
  • Page 62 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — SEWING BASICS Memo When you finish sewing, remove the bobbin...
  • Page 63: 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. Depending on the selected stitch, reverse stitches or reinforcement stitches are automatically set.
  • Page 64: Automatically Cutting The Thread

    SEWING BASICS Memo Press (Start/stop button) when you want to stop the sewing machine in the middle of sewing without reverse stitching or reinforcement stitching (for example, when you want to change the sewing direction). The sewing machine stops without reverse stitching or reinforcement stitching.
  • Page 65: Mirroring Stitches

    Memo Press (Start/stop button) when you want to stop the sewing machine in the middle of sewing without programmed thread-cutting (for example, when you want to change the sewing direction). The sewing machine stops without programmed thread cutting.
  • Page 66: Saving Stitch Settings

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — SEWING BASICS Saving stitch settings This machine is preset with the default settings for the...
  • Page 67: 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 68: Sewing Hook-And-Loop Fastener

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — SEWING BASICS ■...
  • Page 69: Sewing Stretch Fabrics

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing stretch fabrics First, baste the pieces of fabric together, and then sew without stretching the fabric.
  • Page 70 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — SEWING BASICS...
  • Page 71: Utility Stitches

    UTILITY STITCHES The various stitches and their applications are described in this chapter. Stitch Setting Chart ...70 Overcasting Stitches...74 Basic Stitching ...78 Blind Hem Stitching ...80 Buttonhole Stitching...83 Zipper Insertion...90 Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape ...95 Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching ...97 Reinforcement Stitching ...103 Eyelet Stitching...108 Decorative Stitching...109...
  • Page 72: 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 73 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Name Pattern Blind hem stitch...
  • Page 74 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Stitch Name Pattern...
  • Page 75 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Stitch Name Pattern Buttonhole stitch...
  • Page 76: Overcasting Stitches

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Overcasting Stitches Sew overcasting stitches along the edges of cut fabric to prevent them from fraying.
  • Page 77: Sewing Overcasting Stitches Using Zigzag Foot "J

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot "J"...
  • Page 78: 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 79 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 Make a cut of about 2 cm (3/4 inch) long in the fabric at the beginning of the stitching.
  • Page 80: Basic Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Basic Stitching Straight stitches are used for sewing plain seams.
  • Page 81 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Lower the needle into the fabric at the beginning of the stitching.
  • Page 82: Blind Hem Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Blind Hem Stitching Secure the bottoms of skirts and pants with a blind hem.
  • Page 83 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Fold back the fabric inside along the basting.
  • Page 84 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES ■...
  • Page 85: Buttonhole Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Buttonhole Stitching Buttonholes can be sewn and buttons can be sewn on.
  • Page 86: Buttonhole Sewing

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Buttonhole sewing The maximum buttonhole length is about 28 mm (1-1/8 inches) (diameter + thickness of the button).
  • Page 87 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Pull out the button guide plate of buttonhole foot "A", and then insert the button that will be put through the buttonhole.
  • Page 88 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Note Do not lower the needle into fabric when...
  • Page 89 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — CAUTION ●...
  • Page 90: 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 91 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 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. Note Do not press...
  • Page 92: Zipper Insertion

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Zipper Insertion A zipper can be sewn in place.
  • Page 93 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Align the seam with the center of the zipper, and then baste the zipper in place.
  • Page 94: Inserting A Side Zipper

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Inserting a side zipper Stitching is visible on only one piece of fabric.
  • Page 95 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 96 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 97: Sewing Stretch Fabrics And Elastic Tape

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape Stretch fabrics can be sewn and elastic tape can be attached.
  • Page 98: Elastic Attaching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Elastic attaching When elastic tape is attached to the cuff or waist of a...
  • Page 99: Appliqué, Patchwork And Quilt Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching The stitches that can be used for sewing appliqu Stitch Name Pattern...
  • Page 100: Appliqué Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Appliqué...
  • Page 101: Patchwork (Crazy Quilt) Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching Fold the edge of the top piece of fabric and...
  • Page 102: Quilting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Quilting Sandwiching batting between the top and bottom...
  • Page 103 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — ■...
  • Page 104: Free-Motion Quilting

    Drop feed lever (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). Use both hands to stretch the fabric taut, and then move the fabric at a consistent pace in order to sew uniform stitches roughly 2.0-...
  • Page 105: Reinforcement Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Reinforcement Stitching Reinforce points that will be subject to strain, such as sleeve holes, inseams and pocket corners.
  • Page 106 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Determine the desired length of the bar tack.
  • Page 107 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Gently hold the end of the upper thread in your left hand, and then start sewing.
  • Page 108: Darning

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Darning Fabric that has been torn can be darned.
  • Page 109 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Memo When lowering the presser foot, do not push in the front of the presser foot, otherwise the...
  • Page 110: Eyelet Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Eyelet Stitching Eyelets, such as those on belts, can be sewn.
  • Page 111: Decorative Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Decorative Stitching The utility stitches contain the following decorative stitches.
  • Page 112: Fagoting

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Stitch Name Pattern Heirloom stitching, etc.
  • Page 113: Scallop Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Sew with the center of the presser foot aligned along the center of the two pieces of fabric.
  • Page 114: Smocking

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Smocking The decorative stitch created by stitching or...
  • Page 115: Shell Tuck Stitching

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Shell tuck stitching The gathers that look like shells are called "shell tucks".
  • Page 116: Joining

    Memo Use a 130/705H 100/16 wing needle. 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. For details, refer to "Threading the needle manually (without using the needle threader)"...
  • Page 117 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Select a stitch.
  • Page 118 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — UTILITY STITCHES Press on the LCD.
  • Page 119: Embroidery

    EMBROIDERY The steps for embroidering are described in this chapter. Embroidering Neatly ...118 Attaching the Embroidery Foot...120 Attaching the Embroidery Unit...123 Preparing the Fabric ...126 Attaching the Embroidery Frame...130 Selecting Embroidery Patterns...132 Embroidering...139 Editing and Saving Patterns ...143...
  • Page 120: 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 121: Embroidery Step By Step

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Embroidery step by step The basic steps for embroidery are as follows.
  • Page 122: Attaching The Embroidery Foot

    Turn off the sewing machine. CAUTION Before attaching the embroidery foot, be sure to turn off the sewing machine. Otherwise, injuries may occur if a button is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
  • Page 123 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Loosen the presser foot holder screw and remove the presser foot holder.
  • Page 124: Removing The Embroidery Foot

    Needle position button Turn off the sewing machine. CAUTION Before removing the embroidery foot, be sure to turn off the sewing machine. Otherwise, injuries may occur if a button is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing. Raise the presser foot lever.
  • Page 125: Attaching The Embroidery Unit

    Attaching the Embroidery Unit This section describes how to attach the embroidery unit. Embroidery unit precautions 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 126 Push it in until it clicks and stops. The embroidery unit is attached. Note Make sure that there is no gap between the embroidery unit and the sewing machine, otherwise the embroidery pattern may not be sewn correctly. Be sure to fully insert the connector into the connection port.
  • Page 127: Removing The Embroidery Unit

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Removing the embroidery unit Make sure that the sewing machine is completely stopped and follow the instructions below.
  • Page 128: Preparing The Fabric

    Use a water soluble sheet on thin materials like organdy and fabrics with a nap like towels. To obtain optional accessories or parts, visit [http://www.brother.com/], or [http:// www.brothermall.com] (in USA). CAUTION ● Always use stabilizer material when sewing embroidery projects.
  • Page 129: Setting The Fabric In The Embroidery Frame

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Setting the fabric in the embroidery frame The fabric is stretched in the embroidery frame.
  • Page 130 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Gently remove the fabric from the frame without loosening the adjustment screw.
  • Page 131 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Place the embroidery sheet on the inner frame.
  • Page 132: Attaching The Embroidery Frame

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Attaching the Embroidery Frame This section describes how to attach the embroidery frame.
  • Page 133: Removing The Embroidery Frame

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Removing the embroidery frame Make sure that the sewing machine is completely stopped and follow the instructions below. Raise the presser foot lever.
  • Page 134: 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 saved 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 135: Lcd (Liquid Crystal Display) Operation

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — LCD (liquid crystal display) operation The LCD (liquid crystal display) is operated using the...
  • Page 136 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY NEEDLE COUNT: Needle progress number #123: Thread color number...
  • Page 137 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 138: Selecting Alphabet Characters

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Selecting alphabet characters Specify the characters for embroidery.
  • Page 139: Selecting An Embroidery Pattern

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Selecting an embroidery pattern There are 70 embroidery patterns, such as flowers...
  • Page 140: 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 141: Embroidering

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Embroidering After the preparations are done, you can try embroidering.
  • Page 142 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Lower the presser foot lever.
  • Page 143: Appliquéing

    Set up the thread for appliquéing. Lower the presser foot lever, and press a Appliqué position b Base fabric be finished neatly. (Start/stop button). The position for the appliqué is stitched, and the sewing machine stops. "APPLIQUE" will be displayed on the screen. Embroidering 141...
  • Page 144 Lower the presser foot lever, and press (Start/stop button). The position for the appliqué is stitched, and the sewing machine stops. Memo When "APPLIQUE MATERIAL", "APPLIQUE POSITION" and "APPLIQUE" are displayed, a specific color thread does not appear. Use a proper color thread to match the appliqué...
  • Page 145: Editing And Saving Patterns

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Editing and Saving Patterns This section describes ways to edit, adjust, reposition and memorize patterns.
  • Page 146 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Size key Increases/decreases the size of...
  • Page 147: Adjusting The Thread Tension

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — CAUTION ●...
  • Page 148: Connecting Character Patterns

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — EMBROIDERY Connecting character patterns If the character pattern is too long to fit in the...
  • Page 149: Resewing

    When you have finished embroidering, cut the thread. Resewing When the wrong upper thread color has been sewn, it can be resewn with the correct color. Press sewing machine. Press Press Press beginning of the mistaken color. Press one more time to go to previous color.
  • Page 150: Thread Runs Out Partway Through A Design

    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. Memo When the bobbin thread runs out, cut the threads and remove the embroidery frame before replacing the bobbin thread.
  • Page 151 Turn off the sewing machine. Note Always detach the embroidery unit when you move the sewing machine. Turn on the sewing machine, and then select the pattern. Memo If you have changed the embroidery size and/or layout before turning off the machine, make the same setting changes again before restarting embroidering.
  • Page 152: Saving Patterns

    "Saving..." appears while the pattern is being saved. After the pattern is saved, the initial screen appears again. Note Do not turn off the sewing machine while the pattern is being saved, otherwise the pattern data may be lost. ■ Retrieving a pattern Press (Retrieve key).
  • Page 153: Appendix

    APPENDIX The various maintenance and troubleshooting procedures are described in this chapter. Care and Maintenance ...152 Troubleshooting ...154 Index ...165...
  • Page 154: Care And Maintenance

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Care and Maintenance Simple sewing machine maintenance operations are described below. Cleaning the machine surface If the surface of the machine is dirty, lightly soak a cloth in neutral detergent, squeeze it out firmly, and then wipe the surface of the machine.
  • Page 155 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Use the cleaning brush or a vacuum cleaner to remove any lint and dust from the race and bobbin thread sensor and their surrounding...
  • Page 156: Troubleshooting

    If the machine stops operating correctly, check the following possible problems before requesting service. You can solve most problems by yourself. If you need additional help, the Brother Solutions Center offers the latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Visit us at [http://solutions.brother.com].
  • Page 157 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom The upper thread was not The needle breaks.
  • Page 158 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Symptom Probable Cause...
  • Page 159 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Symptom The needle is incorrectly installed.
  • Page 160 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. Be careful when removing or attaching the embroidery frame.
  • Page 161: Error Messages

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Error messages When erroneous operations are performed messages and advice on operation will be displayed on the LCD.
  • Page 162 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Error Message Probable Cause...
  • Page 163 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 154).
  • Page 164 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Error Message Probable Cause...
  • Page 165: Adjusting The Lcd

    Turn the power on while pressing any of the operation panel keys except key). 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 166 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — APPENDIX Press OFF for the buzzer.
  • Page 167: Index

    — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Index accessories ...
  • Page 168 ...136 selecting embroidery patterns ...132 selecting stitches ...49 selecting the needle ...39 settings key ...13 sewing basics ...48 sewing direction change ...65 sewing machine help key ...13 sewing speed controller ...12 shell tuck stitch ...113 side cutter ...76 smocking ...112...
  • Page 169 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — smocking stitch ...109 solving operation problems ...154 spool cap ...9, 23, 32...
  • Page 172 English XE3116-101b Printed in China...

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