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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS !

When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always
be followed, including the following:
Read all instructions before using this sewing computer. When the sewing
computer is not in use, it should be disconnected from the electricity supply
by removing the plug from the outlet.
DANGER
To reduce the risk of electrical shock:
1. An appliance should never be left
unattended when plugged in.
2. Always unplug this sewing computer from
the electrical outlet immediately after
using and before cleaning.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock
or injury to persons:
1. Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close
attention is necessary when this sewing
computer is used by or near children and
infirm persons.
2. Use this sewing computer only for its
intended use as described in this manual.
Use only attachments recommended by
the manufacturer as contained in this
manual.
3. Never operate this sewing computer if:
• it has a damaged cord or plug,
• it is not working properly
• it has been dropped or damaged,
• it has fallen into water
Return the sewing computer to the
nearest authorized BERNINA dealer or
service center for examination, repair,
electrical or mechanical adjustment.
4. Never operate the sewing computer with
any air vents blocked. Keep ventilation
openings of the sewing computer and
foot controller free from accumulation of
lint, dust and fabric remnants and the like.
5. Keep fingers away from all moving parts.
Special care is required around the sewing
needle.
6. Always use the BERNINA original stitch
plate. The wrong plate can cause needle
breakage.
7. Do not use bent needles.
8. Do not pull or push fabric while stitching,
which may deflect the needle, causing it
to break.
9. Turn power switch to «0" (off) when
making any adjustments in the needle
area, such as threading or changing the
needle, threading the bobbin or changing
the presser foot etc.
10. Always unplug the sewing computer from
the electrical outlet when removing
covers, lubricating or when making any
other user servicing adjustments
mentioned in this instruction manual.
11. Never drop or insert any object into any
openings on the sewing computer.
12. Do not use the sewing computer
outdoors.
13. Do not operate where aerosol (spray)
products are being used or where oxygen
is being administered.
14. To disconnect, turn all controls to the off
(«0") position then remove the plug from
the outlet.
15. Do not unplug by pulling on the cord,
instead, grasp the plug before pulling.
16. No responsibility will be taken on behalf
of BERNINA for any possible damage as
the result of misuse of the sewing
computer.
17. Under no circumstances should the
sewing computer be left unattended
when using the embroidery module.
18. This sewing computer is provided with
double insulation (except USA / Canada).
Use only identical replacement parts. See
instructions for servicing of double-
insulated machines.
031196.50.04_0507_a630_EN
Safety Instructions
SERVICING
DOUBLE-
INSULATED
PRODUCTS
In a double-insulated product, two systems of
insulation are provided instead of grounding.
No grounding means is provided on a double-
insulated product nor should a means for
grounding be added to the product. Servicing
a double-insulated product requires extreme
care and knowledge of the system and should
only be done by qualified service personnel.
Replacement parts for a double-insulated
product must be identical to those parts in the
product. A double insulated product is
marked with the words «DOUBLE
INSULATION" or «DOUBLE INSULATED".
The symbol
may also be marked on the
product.
This sewing and embroidery computer is
intended for household use only.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS!
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  • Page 1: Important Safety Instructions

    DANGER SERVICING To reduce the risk of electrical shock: 6. Always use the BERNINA original stitch DOUBLE- plate. The wrong plate can cause needle INSULATED 1. An appliance should never be left breakage.
  • Page 2 The artista 630 is the best sewing computer on the world market with outstanding stitch quality, but you also have the option of embroidery. The artista 640, with the Bernina rotary hook system, offers endless possibilities in embroidery. Bernina's exclusive embroidery rescaling gives you the freedom and control you need and deserve.
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    Contents Safety Instructions Your Sewing Computer 4 - 21 Screen / Function Buttons 22 - 33 Applications of Practical and Decorative Stiches 34 - 58 Alphabets 59 - 61 Buttonholes 62 - 76 Quilting 77 - 83 Personal Program 84 - 86 Saving and Deleting Stitches and Stitch Combinations 87 - 91...
  • Page 4: Accessory Box

    4 Accessories Accessories* Carrier Bag Accessories • protects from dust and dirt The following accessories are arranged in the • this bag can be used to transport the styrofoam packing: sewing computer. The accessories can be • foot control stored in the corresponding compartments •...
  • Page 5: Presser Feet

    BERNINA Specialty Presser Feet The standard selection of presser feet covers most normal sewing requirements, but we recommend the use of BERNINA specialty presser feet for specific sewing tasks such as quilting, heirloom sewing, home decorating, tailoring, etc. They are available from your BERNINA dealer.
  • Page 6 6 Details Details artista 630 Front view Back view 031196.50.04_0507_a630_EN...
  • Page 7 Details Bobbin cover Stitch plate Attachment base for special accessories Darning hoop connection Presser foot Needle clamp Thread guide Needle threader Thread take-up cover Thread path Thread take-up Quick reverse button Securing function button Start / Stop - button Slide speed control Needle stop up/down button Pattern end button Needle position buttons...
  • Page 8: Foot Control

    8 Operating Instructions Power Cable The Power Cable • plug A into sewing computer Important! • plug B into wall socket (USA/Canada only): The sewing computer has a Foot Control Cable polarized plug (one blade • plug C into sewing computer wider than the other).
  • Page 9 Operating Instructions Slide-on Table Slide-on Table • the slide-on table increases the sewing surface • free arm for large tubular items such as pant legs and waistbands To Attach • raise the needle and presser foot • place the table to the right over the free arm and press firmly so that it engages on the fixing cam To Remove...
  • Page 10: Winding The Bobbin

    10 Operating Instructions Winding the Bobbin Winding the Bobbin • the winding speed can be adjusted with • turn power switch to «I» (on) the «+» or «-» in the opened screen or by • place empty bobbin on spindle turning the stitch width knob •...
  • Page 11: Inserting The Bobbin

    Operating Instructions Inserting the Bobbin Inserting the Bobbin Pulling the Thread Under the Spring Clockwise Turning of the Bobbin Insert the bobbin so that the thread winds Pull the thread to the left under the spring The bobbin must turn clockwise. clockwise.
  • Page 12: Needle Threader

    12 Operating Instructions Needle Threader Lever Down and Thread in Hook Thread in Front of Needle Release the Lever and Thread • raise the needle • put the thread from the front into the • let go of lever A and thread •...
  • Page 13: Changing The Needle

    Operating Instructions Changing the Needle Removing the Needle • raise the needle • turn power switch to «0» (off) • lower the presser foot • loosen the needle clamp screw • pull the needle down to remove Inserting the Needle •...
  • Page 14: Threading The Double Needle

    14 Operating instructions Threading the Double Needle Threading the First Thread • place thread spool on horizontal spool pin and thread • guide the thread to the front in the slit and past the tension disc A on the right side •...
  • Page 15: Upper Thread Tension

    Contrary to an ordinary bulb, the CFL sewing light has a better illumination and a longer Caution: life. Please note that a defective CFL sewing light must ONLY be replaced by an authorized technician. The sewing computer must be brought to an authorized BERNINA dealer! 031196.50.04_0507_a630_EN...
  • Page 16 16 Operating Instructions Important Facts About Thread and Needles With the right combination of thread and needle optimum sewing results are achieved. Thread Needle, Thread and Fabric The thread is chosen according to use. For a Care must be taken when choosing needle perfect sewing result, thread and fabric quality and thread.
  • Page 17 Needle Summary Checking the Needle Condition BERNINA requires needle system The needle condition should be checked and 130/705 H. This system number refers to the needle replaced regularly. A defective shank shape as well as to length and form of needle not only damages the fabric but also the needle point.
  • Page 18 Visible hems in stretch fabrics, 70–100 130/705 H-ZWI pintucks, decorative sewing Needle distance: 1.0 / 1.6 / 2.0 / 2.5 / 3.0 / 4.0 Triple needle Decorative sewing 130/705 H-DRI Needle distance 3.0 Special needles are available at your BERNINA dealer. 031196.50.04_0507_a630_EN...
  • Page 19: Presser Foot Pressure

    Operating instructions Presser Foot Pressure Dial on Head Frame • the pressure is adjusted at the left side of the head frame • the original setting (47) will be indicated on the screen in blue • an adjusted presser foot pressure will be indicated by a red blinking number and a red bar •...
  • Page 20: Stitch Plate

    20 Operating instructions Stitch Plate 5.5mm (mm measurements) 5.5mm (inch measurements) Straight Stitch Plate (optional accessory) Stitch Plate Markings Removing the Stitch Plate • the stitch plates are marked with vertical • needle insertion point is position 0 (center • turn power switch off («0») lines in millimeters or inches needle position) •...
  • Page 21 Operating instructions Feed Dog and Fabric Feed with Height Compensating Tool The feed dog works accurately when the foot is level. If the foot is at an angle, e.g. when sewing over thick to thin or vice-versa, the feed dog cannot grip and feed the fabric and the fabric might jam.
  • Page 22 22 Displays on Screen Screen The artista 630 is operated with a combination of external buttons and knobs and a touch screen. Welcome Screen • switch sewing computer on: power switch to «I» (on) • Welcome screen appears for a few seconds, as long as text was entered in the Setup Program.
  • Page 23 Displays on Screen Stitch Selection – Stitch Display – Functions Stitch Selection • touch the stitch of your choice • the stitch is highlighted in blue • every stitch in the Stitch Altering Area (SAA) is displayed with its number Display of Selected Stitch •...
  • Page 24: Temporary Altered Stitch Memory

    («0») or the «clr» (clear) button is pressed, the changes are deleted. Saving Altered Settings Permanently The basic settings programmed by BERNINA Changing Settings can be changed and stored in the SAA. They • select stitch (e.g. zig-zag) will stay saved even after the sewing •...
  • Page 25: Stitch Selection

    Displays on Screen Saving Changes • a special screen opens • touch «Save Settings» = all changes are saved • touch «Reset Settings» to return to basic settings • touch «ESC» and the screen closes without anything being saved or altered Stitch Selection Stitches can be selected using one of the two methods listed below.
  • Page 26: Practical Stitches

    26 Displays on Screen Simple Menu Selection Main Category Buttons • press a button to select the desired menu • the corresponding stitch category is selected immediately • the stitches or the stitch summary appear on the screen Practical Stitches Practical Stitch Button •...
  • Page 27: Personal Program

    Displays on Screen Buttonholes Buttonhole Button • the Buttonhole screen appears • touch to select • by scrolling the hand-look buttonhole will be visible Quilting Quilt Stitch Button • the Quilt Stitch screen appears • 9 quilt stitches are visible on screen •...
  • Page 28: Setup Program

    • 9 menus for advice on embroidery are available on the screen Setup Program Setup Program • options appear • use Setup to customize your sewing computer’s settings • customized settings can be reprogrammed at any time or reset to BERNINA factory settings 031196.50.04_0507_a630_EN...
  • Page 29: External Function Buttons

    External Functions External Function Buttons Altering Needle Position Pattern End Slide Speed Control • left button = needle to the left • press the Pattern End button • the motor speed can be freely adjusted • right button = needle to the right •...
  • Page 30: Single Mode

    30 Functions General Functions The following functions are found on various screens and programs of the artista 630 sewing computer. Single Mode Scroll Up Closing Special Applications • the Single Mode is always • touch symbol one or more • touch «ESC» active (green) when turning on times •...
  • Page 31: Special Functions

    Functions Special Functions The following functions are found on the artista 630 sewing computer. Each function which can be used in the selected program is either shown in the yellow part of the screen or on the two bottom rows of the gray part of the screen. Indication of the Altered Stitch Pattern Extend 2–5 x Horizontal Mirror Image...
  • Page 32: Alphabet Size

    32 Functions Direct Entry Length (in mm) or Programming Buttonhole Securing Function (with 4 On-screen Button Length stitches) Measurement • symbol is automatically • touch symbol before starting to • touch symbol highlighted in blue (= active) sew = individual stitches will be •...
  • Page 33 Functions Balance Continuous Reverse Sewing Stitch Selection by Number • touch symbol • touch symbol • touch symbol • Balance screen appears • sews the selected stitch in • special screen appears • balance forwards and reverse reverse • select individual stitch by stitches touching the appropriate •...
  • Page 34 34 Practical Stitches - Summary Practical Stitches Straight stitch Vari-overlock Zig-zag All non-stretch fabrics. All straight Most fabric types. All simple zig- Primarily for fine jerseys, stretch stitch work zag applications such as overlock seams, hems and stretch oversewing fine fabrics, attaching seams elastic, lace and appliqué...
  • Page 35 Practical Stitches - Summary Sewn-out zig-zag Lycra stitch Stretch stitch Oversewing woven fabrics, All two-way stretch fabrics, flat All stretch fabrics, open seam in reinforcing edges, attaching joining seams and hems, sportswear elastic, decorative seaming reinforced seaming on underwear Reinforced overlock Knit overlock Simple darning program Medium-to heavyweight knits and...
  • Page 36 36 Practical Stitches - Summary Adjusting Individual Practical Stitches Depending on the fabric and application an alteration of the basic settings may be necessary. Altering Stitch Width and Stitch Length Changing the Needle Position Securing With Quick Reverse Button (on •...
  • Page 37 Practical Stitches - Summary Temporary Altered Stitch Memory Stitch: any selected stitch The altered memory can hold as many stitch alterations as needed (these are stitch length, stitch width, Needle Position, Pattern Extend, Mirror Images, Balance and Pattern Repeat function 1-9x). Temporary Altered Stitch Memory Return to Basic Settings –...
  • Page 38: Straight Stitch

    38 Practical Stitches - Applications Straight Stitch Stitch: Straight stitch No. 1 Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: cotton or polyester Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Straight Stitch Adjust the stitch length to suit •...
  • Page 39 Practical Stitches - Applications Securing Stitch (Straight Stitch With Securing) Stitch: Securing stitch No. 5 Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: cotton or polyester Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Securing Stitch •...
  • Page 40 40 Practical Stitches - Applications Edgestitching Stitch: Straight stitch No. 1 Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: cotton, polyester or cordonnet (topstitching) Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Reverse pattern foot No. 1, Blindstitch foot No. 5 or Edge stitch foot No.
  • Page 41 Practical Stitches - Applications Zig-zag Stitch Stitch: Zig-zag stitch No. 2 Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: cotton or polyester Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Zig-zag Stitch Oversewing edges •...
  • Page 42: Darning Program

    42 Practical Stitches - Applications Darning Program Stitch: Simple darning program No. 22, Reinforced darning program No. 23 Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: lightweight darning thread Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot No. 3A, Reverse pattern foot No.
  • Page 43: Manual Darning

    Practical Stitches - Applications Manual Darning Stitch: Straight stitch No. 1 Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: darning thread Feed dog: down (darning position); Presser foot: Darning foot No. 9 Darning Holes or Worn Areas Replaces both lengthways and crossways threads in all fabrics.
  • Page 44 44 Practical Stitches - Applications Sewing Knit Fabrics Start With a New Needle Sew a Test if Necessary • blunt needles can damage knits • the elasticity of today’s knit fabrics varies greatly Use a Stretch Needle (130/705 H-S) if •...
  • Page 45 Practical Stitches - Applications Vari-overlock Seam Stitch: Vari-overlock No. 3 Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: cotton or polyester Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Overlock foot No. 2 or Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Overlock foot No.
  • Page 46 46 Practical Stitches - Applications Stretch Overlock Seam/Reinforced Overlock Seam Stitch: Stretch overlock No. 13 or Reinforced overlock No. 19 Needle: universal, ballpoint or stretch Thread: cotton or polyester Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Reverse pattern foot No. 1 or Overlock foot No.
  • Page 47: Flat Joining Seam

    Practical Stitches - Applications Flat Joining Seam Stitch: Stretch overlock No. 13 Needle: universal, ballpoint or stretch Thraed: cotton or polyester Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Flat Joining Seam Fabric and thread • fabric edges are overlapped and the stitch When using a matching thread is placed on the seam allowance which...
  • Page 48 48 Practical Stitches - Applications Ribbing With Overlock Seams Stitch: Vari-overlock No. 3 Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: cotton or polyester Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Overlock foot No. 2 Ribbing With Overlock Seam Preventing the ribbing from •...
  • Page 49 Practical Stitches - Applications Zipper Stitch: Straight stitch No. 1 Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: cotton or polyester Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Zipper foot No. 4 or Zipper foot with guide No. 14 (optional accessory) Needle position: far right or far left Preparation...
  • Page 50: Blind Hem

    50 Practical Stitches - Applications Blind Hem Stitch: Blindstitch wide No. 9, Blindstitch narrow No. 29 Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: cotton, polyester, silk or monofilament Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Blindstitch foot No. 5 Blind Hem Wide No.
  • Page 51 Practical Stitches - Applications Honeycomb Stitch Edges Stitch: Honeycomb stitch No. 8 Needle: universal, ballpoint, or stretch Thread: cotton or polyester Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Honeycomb Stitch Edges Needle stop down • for all cotton, wool, synthetic and mixed Needle stays in fabric when fiber knits...
  • Page 52 52 Practical Stitches - Applications Sewing on Elastic, Shirring Elastic/Cord Stitch: Universal stitch No. 15 Stitch width: depends on width of elastic Needle: type and size to suit the fabric selected Thread: cotton or polyester Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Reverse pattern foot No.
  • Page 53: Basting Stitch

    Practical Stitches - Applications Basting Stitch Stitch: Basting stitch No. 30 Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: cotton/polyester/leightweight darning thread Feed dog: down (darning position) Presser foot: Darning foot No. 9 Basting Stitch Basting • for all work which requires a very long •...
  • Page 54 54 Decorative Stitches - Summary Decorative Stitches Decorative Stitches • press Decorative Stitch button Selecting Decorative Stitches Application of Various Decorative Stitches • press Decorative Stitch button Depending on the type of fabric, select simple • a complete overview appears on the screen: or more complicated decorative stitches to •...
  • Page 55 Decorative Stitches - Applications Applications Stitch: Decorative stitches Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: cotton, decorative Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Reverse pattern foot No. 1, Open embroidery foot No. 20, Embroidery foot No. 6 (optional accessory), Clear foot No.
  • Page 56 56 Decorative Stitches - Applications Combining Decorative Stitches and Functions Stitch: Decorative stitches Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: cotton, decorative Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Reverse pattern foot No. 1 or Open embroidery foot No. 20, Embroidery foot No.
  • Page 57 Decorative Stitches - Applications Stretching Decorative Stitches With Pattern Extend Function (1) • touch the Pattern Extend function once or more • the selected stitch is extended (i.e. stretched) two- to fivefold • some stitches have limited extension capability, and thus cannot be stretched to 3 to 5 times their previous size Sewing With a Double, Triple or Wing Needle (2)
  • Page 58 58 Decorative Stitches - Applications Practical and Decorative Stitches in the Combi Mode • select «Combi Mode» • the Combi Mode opens, and is ready to create stitch combinations Combining Practical and Decorative Stitches • select desired stitch • correcting in a combination see page •...
  • Page 59 Lettering - Summary Alphabet Summary • 3 different alphabets are available • each of the alphabets can be sewn in two different sizes. Block lettering in lower case can only be stitched in one size • Block lettering can also be sewn in lower case Application •...
  • Page 60: Combining Lettering

    60 Lettering - Applications Combining Lettering Stitch: Letters Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: cotton, decorative Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Reverse pattern foot No. 1 Alphabets • individual letters and rows of the same letter of the same alphabet are sewn in Single Mode •...
  • Page 61 Lettering - Applications Combining Lettering and Functions Select Lower Case (only Block) • touch Lower Case/Upper Case button • the lower case «a» is highlighted in black • touch Lower Case/Upper Case button again and the capital «A» is black •...
  • Page 62 62 Buttonholes - Summary Buttonholes In General Buttonholes are practical closures which can also be used for a decorative effect. The artista 630 provides a very versatile selection. All buttonholes can be sewn and programmed in a variety of ways. Buttonholes/Button Sew-on Program/Eyelets •...
  • Page 63: Button Measurement

    Buttonholes - Summary Buttonhole Program Functions The functions below appear on the function toolbar at the lower edge of the screen display when any buttonhole (Nos. 51–54, 56, 59 and 63) is selected. Manual Buttonhole Buttonhole Length – Direct • touch symbol to open special Entry Length (in mm) or On- screen display screen Button Measurement...
  • Page 64 64 Buttonholes - Important Informaiton Buttonholes - Important Information Thread Tension • thread the bobbin thread through the finger of the bobbin case = the bobbin tension is a little tighter • this gives the beads on the right side of the fabric a slightly rounded appearance •...
  • Page 65 Buttonholes - Important Information Correct Interfacings or Stabilizers for Buttonholes Automatic Buttonholes • for best results always sew buttonholes on area that is lined with interfacing (1) • the interfacing should suit the fabric type • for thick and fluffy fabrics an embroidery stabilizer can be used (2).
  • Page 66 66 Buttonholes - Important Informaiton Hooking the Cord onto Presser Foot No. 3 • insert the needle at the beginning of the buttonhole • raise the presser foot • hook the cord over the center pin on the front of the foot •...
  • Page 67 Buttonholes - Important Informaiton Securing the Cord • pull the cord through the buttonhole until the loop disappears into the end of it • pull the ends of the cord through to wrong side of the fabric • knot or secure with stitches Cutting Buttonholes Open •...
  • Page 68 68 Buttonholes - Important Informaiton Balance for Buttonholes Balance for Direct Entry Length Standard With Direct Entry Length and Buttonhole Manual buttonholes each • any Balance alterations affect both beads individual buttonhole sequence can be balanced separately Balance for Direct Entry Length Keyhole or Round Buttonholes •...
  • Page 69: Automatic Buttonhole

    Buttonholes - Applications Automatic Buttonhole Direct Entry Length or Button Measuring on Screen • enter the buttonhole length (buttonhole opening in mm) directly with the stitch length or stitch width knob • suitable for all buttonhole lengths of 4mm up to the maximum length Entering Buttonhole Length or Button Measuring...
  • Page 70 70 Buttonholes - Applications Programming Automatic Buttonholes With Quick Reverse Button on Head Frame Automatic Buttonhole • the lens on the Automatic buttonhole foot Both beads are sewn in the same No. 3A automatically registers the length of direction. the buttonhole (for exact duplication) and The buttonhole length indicates automatically completes the buttonhole, the buttonhole opening in mm.
  • Page 71 Buttonholes - Applications Sewing Round and Keyhole Buttonholes No. 54 and No. 56 Sewing Straight Stitches Double sewn keyhole • the stitching sequence is displayed in the buttonholes Stitch Altering Area • keyhole buttonholes can be • sew straight stitches forwards, stopping at sewn twice on thick fabrics the desired length and the stitches are made...
  • Page 72 72 Buttonholes - Applications Sewing Hand-look Buttonhole No. 63 Length of the First Bead • sew bead to desired length Beautiful buttonholes • stop sewing computer • for successful sewing of buttonholes always use a Programming the Buttonhole suitable stabilizer or •...
  • Page 73: Buttonhole In Long Term Memory

    Buttonholes - Applications Buttonhole in Long Term Memory Long term saving of buttonhole programs is only possible for buttonholes originally stitched as «auto» length buttonholes. Saving Buttonhole (Save) • touch the displayed buttonhole in the Stitch Altering Area (left portion of screen) •...
  • Page 74 74 Buttonholes - Applications Manual 4 or 6 Step Buttonholes Stitch: any buttonhole Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: cotton or polyester Sewing buttonholes manually is Feed dog: up (sewing position) ideal if you only need to sew Presser foot: Buttonhole foot No.
  • Page 75 Buttonholes - Applications Straight Stitch Buttonhole Stitch: Straight stitch buttonhole No. 59 Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Thread: cotton or polyester Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Buttonhol foot No. 3 or Automatic buttonhole foot No. 3A Straight Stitch •...
  • Page 76 76 Buttonholes - Applications Sewing 4 Hole Button Sewing on buttons • sew the front holes first A real time saver, especially • carefully move the button forward when several of the same type • sew the back holes with the same program buttons must be sewn on, e.g.
  • Page 77: Quilt Stitches

    Quilt Stitches - Summary Quilt Stitches Quilt Stitches Different stitches can be selected which can be used especially for quilting, patchwork or for appliqué: No. 324 Quilters securing program No. 325 Quilting straight stitch No. 327 Stippling stitch No. 328 Hand-look quilt stitch No.
  • Page 78 78 Quilt Stitches - Summary Important Information on Different Techniques Patchwork, Appliqué and Quilting Patchwork • with this technique fabric of different colors, forms and patterns are sewn together to make blankets, wall hangings and garments • for the design of patchwork basic geometric forms are most suitable, e.g.
  • Page 79 Quilt Stitches - Applications Hand-look Quilt Stitch Stitch: Quilt stitches Nos. 328, 347 and 348 Needle: size and type suitable for the fabric selected Upper thread: monofilament Bobbin thread: 30/2 cotton thread Feed dog: up (sewing position) Presser foot: Reverse pattern foot No. 1 or Walking foot No.
  • Page 80 (darning position) Presser foot: BSR foot No. 42 incl. interchangeable soles (closed, open, transparent) BSR (BERNINA Stitch Regulator) Function BSR Function With Straight Stitch No. 1 The BSR presser foot reacts to the movement This function using a special presser foot...
  • Page 81 Quilt Stitches - Applications Preparation • attach the BSR presser foot to the sewing • lower the feed dog computer and plug the cable into the • the presser foot pressure must be reduced green socket until it clicks into place to minimum •...
  • Page 82 82 Quilt Stiches - Applications Beeper (Acoustic Signal) Deactivation/Activation Opening Setup Program • press the Setup button • selection menu appears • touch «5» • the screen «Audio Settings» appears Selecting Sound for BSR in the Setup Program • one sound is set as default •...
  • Page 83 Quilt Stitches - Applications Activating/Deactivating the BSR Sewing Function: 1. With the Foot Control 2. With the Start - Stop - Button Deactivating the BSR Sewing Function by • plug in the foot control • remove the foot control using the Start - Stop - Button: •...
  • Page 84 84 Personal Program Programming Screen With Personal Stitches Use the Personal Program to design a screen with the stitches you use most. Following alterations may be Whether it is made up of stitches for a certain type of sewing, such as heirloom or garment, or entered: just your favorite practical and decorative stitches or alphabets, this screen will make it easy and •...
  • Page 85 Personal Program Selecting Stitches in Personal Program Activating Personal Program • press the Personal Program button Personal Screen • in the personal screen the programmed stitches are visible (progressive stitch numbers) • when more than 9 stitches are programmed, use arrow to scroll for viewing additional stitches Deleting Personal Stitches Activating Personal Program...
  • Page 86: Altering Stitches

    86 Personal Program Altering Stitches Activating Personal Program • press the Personal Program button Personal Program Screen • select the stitch to be altered (e.g. zig-zag) • alter stitch width and length with the external stitch width and stitch length knobs •...
  • Page 87 Saving and Deleting Stitches and Stitch Combinations - Programming and Saving Saving and Deleting Stitches and Stitch Combinations In General Stitches, letters, and numbers can be The memory is a long term memory, i.e. the combined and stored in the memory system. contents remain in it until deliberately The sewing computer has a memory system, deleted.
  • Page 88: Multifunction Button

    88 Saving and Deleting Stitches and Stitch Combinations - Programming and Saving Programming and Saving Stitches by Number • select Combi Mode • touch «ESC» if selection is complete • touch «0–9» button • touch the blinking File Drawers button •...
  • Page 89: Drawer Content At A Glance

    Saving and Deleting Stitches and Stitch Combinations - Programming and Saving • the Stitch Altering Area is now empty, and a new stitch combination can be progrmmed • if desired, save the stitch combination Drawer Content at a Glance • program a stitch combination •...
  • Page 90: Correcting A Stitch Combination

    90 Saving and Deleting Stitches and Stitch Combinations - Corrections Correcting a Stitch Combination Deleting the Stitch Last Programmed • touch «Delete» All alterations always affect the • the stitch last entered area above the cursor. is deleted Deleting a Stitch Within the Combination •...
  • Page 91 Saving and Deleting Stitches and Stitch Combinations - Corrections Mirroring Entire Combinations • touch Multifunction button • touch «Mirror Image» • the entire combination is mirrored horizontally (left/right) Deleting Drawer Option 1: Overwriting • program new stitch combination • touch the button «File Drawers» •...
  • Page 92 92 Setup-Program Setup The Setup Program allows you to personalize The sewing computer can be reset and the touch screen to suit your own returned to the factory settings at any time. requirements and preferences. For example, you can adjust the maximum sewing and embroidery speed.
  • Page 93 Setup-Program Display Opening Setup Program • press the Setup button • selection menu appears • touch «1» • in the now opened screen the Display Settings can be changed Display Settings Contrast Saving and Closing • turn stitch width knob or touch «+» or «–» •...
  • Page 94: Sewing Settings

    94 Setup-Program Sewing Settings Opening Setup Program • press the Setup button • selection menu appears • touch «2» • the screen «Sewing Settings» appears Sewing Settings Motor Speed • turning stitch width knob or touching «+» or «–» changes the maximum speed. It increases or reduces the speed by 8-10 stitches •...
  • Page 95 Setup-Program Embroidery Settings 1 «Adjust Reference Position» calibrates the needle to the center of the embroidery hoop. Adjusting can only be activated if the embroidery module and the oval embroidery hoop are attached. It is only necessary to adjust the Reference Position once as the same setting changes will apply to all the hoops.
  • Page 96 96 Setup-Program Touch (Screen Sensibility) Opening Setup Program • press the Setup button • selection menu appears • touch «4» • the screen for calibrating the touch sensitivity of the screen appears Touch Setup • touch the Calibration symbol • a further screen display appears Touch 2 Press and hold stylus on the center of the target.
  • Page 97 Setup-Program Display Messages and Audio Settings Opening Setup Program • press the Setup button • selection menu appears • touch «5» • the screen «Audio Settings» appears Audio Settings Audio System To Next Page • with large left bar the sounds can be •...
  • Page 98 98 Setup-Program Display Messages / Monitoring Functions • the screen «Display Messages and Monitoring Functions» appears • following display messages and monitoring functions can be turned on or off: • Upper Thread Control • Presser Foot Position • if the bar is blue and the eye open, the message and function are turned on •...
  • Page 99 Setup-Program • the screen «Dealer Details» opens • by touching the designated gray bar, the following personal information of your BERNINA dealer can be entered: • Store name • Last name, First name • Phone number • Website or email address •...
  • Page 100 • the updating process is started the end of the update is • checks are made whether: displayed by a message. • a BERNINA USB stick is inserted • there is enough free memory available • the correct software version is on the stick •...
  • Page 101 Setup-Program Reset to Factory • three choices are possible: • Sewing • Embroidery • All • touch the on-screen button which you want to «Reset to Factory» • confirm the appearing Display Message with «OK» • in the selected area the settings are the default settings and the previous screen appears •...
  • Page 102 102 Balance Balance All stitches are checked and fully adjusted These effects can be corrected with the before the sewing computer leaves the electronic Balance so that the stitch formation factory. can be adjusted where necessary to suit the fabric. Different fabrics, threads, stabilizers and interfacings can affect programmed stitches so that they are not sewn out properly.
  • Page 103: Cleaning The Hook

    • check by turning the handwheel spirit or any type of solvent to • insert the bobbin case clean the sewing computer! BERNINA is committed to the protection of the environment. We strive to minimize the environmental impact of our products by continuously improving product design and our technology of manufacturing.
  • Page 104: Trouble Shooting

    • restart sewing computer for knitted fabrics and cutting point for • Stitch plate or hook tip damaged. Take hard leather. your sewing computer to your BERNINA Defective Sewing Light dealer. • Please note that the CFL-sewing light must Needle Breaks...
  • Page 105: Security Program

    Messages Messages on the Screen In special cases messages may appear on the screen. They serve as a reminder, warning, or confirmation of selected applications and functions. Message Notes Warning The user must do something, before the function can be carried out, or the user's attention will be drawn to a specific fact.
  • Page 106 BERNINA dealer. The notification will appear after approx. 2,000,000 stitches. If the service was done by the BERNINA dealer, the stitch counter will be on «0» again and the display does not appear anymore. The display can be cleared temporarily by touching «ESC», but will...
  • Page 107 BERNINA Memory Stick and restart the sewing computer. Stored settings/personal data missing. Repeatedly (3 times) no Personal Data for restoring was found on the BERNINA Memory Stick. The automatic update was cancelled. The software was updated correctly, but your personal data could not be restored.
  • Page 108 108 Sewing ideas Sewing ideas 031196.50.04_0507_a630_EN...
  • Page 109 Setting up the Embroidery Computer Setting up the Embroidery Computer Details Embroidery surface Embroidery arm Embroidery hoop connection Accessory box Connecting lug right Connecting lug center Sewing computer connecting cable Cable holder Front view The side view (handwheel) of the sewing and embroidery computer with the cable connections are shown on page 7 of the sewing computer...
  • Page 110: Standard Accessories

    110 Standard Accessories Standard Accessories* Large oval embroidery hoop Embroidery presser foot No. 26 Embroidery needle range (145x255mm) Net for upper thread spools – pull over Template for large oval embroidery hoop upper thread spool for even spooling VAR. 01 for a630 Embroidery module bag USB connecting cable for PC embroidery Embroidery software Editor Lite...
  • Page 111: Optional Accessories

    Red template for free arm embroidery Adapter for free arm embroidery Straight stitch plate 5.5mm BERNINA USB Stick BERNINA artista software BERNINA Multiple spool holder Suitcase system for sewing computer and embroidery module BERNINA embroidery cards/Magic Box * can vary from market to market...
  • Page 112 112 Attaching the Embroidery Module Attaching the Module to the Sewing Computer Caution! When connecting the embroidery module, attention must be paid that all items are on a flat and even surface! Caution! Always separate the module Attaching the Module to the Sewing Releasing the Cable and sewing computer for Computer...
  • Page 113 Connecting the Adapter Connecting the Adapter for Free Arm Embroidery (Optional Accessory) The adapter is used for embroidering tubular items (sleeves, trousers, infant items, socks, etc.) on the free arm of the sewing computer. Attaching the Adapter to the Sewing Attaching the Module to the Adapter Computer •...
  • Page 114: Threading Upper And Bobbin Thread

    114 Preparing for Embroidery Preparing the Embroidery Computer for Embroidery Embroidery Presser Foot No. 26 Needles for Embroidery Lower the Feed Dog • attach the Embroidery presser foot • depending on the embroidery thread use • press the button on the right side of the No.
  • Page 115: Hooping The Fabric

    • place the template in the inner hoop so that the word BERNINA is at the front (by the arrows) and can be read Hooping the Fabric • place fabric on top of the outer hoop •...
  • Page 116 116 Preparing for Embroidery Embroidery Stabilizers Tear-away Stabilizers Cut-away Stabilizers • similar to interfacing; tears like paper • one or more layers can be used • one or more layers can be used • available in light- and heavyweight • available in different weights •...
  • Page 117: Important Embroidery Information

    Important Embroidery Information Water Soluble Stabilizer for Fabric With a Pile and Lace Embroidery • water soluble stabilizer looks like plastic • water soluble stabilizer can also be wrap removed by gently tearing it away when • dissolve stabilizer in warm water when used as a topping on non-washable fabrics embroidery is complete like velvet...
  • Page 118: Different Stitch Types

    118 Important Embroidery Information Different Stitch Types Underlay Stitches Satin Stitch Step Stitch • underlay stitches are the foundation of a • a satin stitch is a dense zig-zag • a fill stitch with stitches of specified length motif and are used to stabilize the base •...
  • Page 119: Embroidery Threads

    Polyester with a brilliant sheen is a hard thread. We strongly recommend that you wearing colorfast thread and has a high purchase thread from a reputable BERNINA tensile strength. It is suitable for all types of dealer in order to avoid irregularities, thread embroidery, especially children’s clothing and...
  • Page 120 120 Requirements / Software Selecting Embroidery Motifs Welcome Screen Embroidery Requirements • after turning the embroidery computer on, • a special screen with reference to the the Welcome screen appears for a few embroidery requirements appears: seconds, provided that a text was entered •...
  • Page 121: Starting To Embroider

    Starting to Embroider Starting to Embroider Selecting the Embroidery Hoop Edit 1 Screen • select an embroidery motif from the • the selected embroidery motif is various choices of motifs shown in the most appropriate • the screen «Edit 1» appears (smallest possible) hoop •...
  • Page 122 122 Starting to Embroider Starting to Embroider With the Start- Interrupting With the Foot Control Stop-Button on Head Frame • when the embroidery computer is • lower the presser foot embroidering, press the Start-Stop-button • keep the Start-Stop-button on the head on head frame or tap the foot control frame depressed until the embriodery lightly...
  • Page 123: Functions And Displays

    Functions and Displays On-screen Functions and Displays After turning on the embroidery computer or changing from Sewing to Embroidery Mode, the Selection menu appears. This happens when a motif is selected or combined with an existing motif. Return to Selection Menu Closing Special Applications •...
  • Page 124: Color Motif Display

    124 Functions and Displays Edit 2 Screen The Edit 2 screen is used to alter motifs (e.g. Rescale Motif Proportionally, Mirror Image, Rotate Motif, etc.). Select Hoop Possible Hoop Selections (display «Select • display of the most appropriate Hoop») hoop for the selected motif •...
  • Page 125 Functions and Displays Zoom Show Grid Retrieve • touch symbol • touch symbol • this function appears only • the size of the embroidery • a large cross hair indicates the when combining designs motif is altered so that the hoop center •...
  • Page 126 126 Functions and Displays Edit 2 Screen Rescale Motif Proportionally Move Motif • touch symbol • touch symbol • the blue knob icon for • the blue knob icons for operating the stitch width operating the stitch width and knob appears length knob appear •...
  • Page 127: Embroidery Menu (ok)

    Functions and Displays Embroidery Menu Single/Multi Color Motif • touch symbol • if the symbol is active, the Embroidery Time complete motif will be • display of the total (and embroidered in one color remaining) embroidery time of (without stopping) the motifs on the upper bar •...
  • Page 128 128 External Functions External Functions Starting Embroidery With the Start-Stop- Button on Head Frame • press the Start-Stop-button on head frame to start embroidery Slide Speed Control • the motor speed can be freely adjusted with the slide Stitch Width / Stitch Length Knobs •...
  • Page 129 Embroidery Motifs All motifs can be either embroidered directly or can be combined with the different functions offered by the embroidery computer. Apart from combining designs, it is also possible to rotate the motifs, to allocate another thread color, etc. Basic Information on Embroidering Motifs With no Alterations Motif Overview •...
  • Page 130 130 Embroidery Embroidering Motif To change to the Embroidery menu touch «OK» in the Edit 1 or Edit 2 screen or the Hoop Relocater Start-Stop button on the head frame • this function makes threading • the motif can be embroidered by pressing easier when the needle is very the Start-Stop-button close to the left edge of the...
  • Page 131 Embroidery Move Motif Checking the Motif Position With the functions «Check» and «Motif Center» the motif position • touch symbol can be checked before • the Information Areas for operating the embroidering. stitch width and length knob appear • to move the motif horizontally turn the Check stitch width knob The function «Check»...
  • Page 132 Bernina’s scalable embroidery designs are the most flexible in the embroidery market. Bernina’s stitch process engines add correct density in the majority of sizes and positions. However, since there might be an occasion when a certain percentage of scaling or rotation does not produce a 100% perfect recreation of the design, it is a good idea to test-sew your edited size and/or position of the design before you embroider your final product.
  • Page 133: Combining Motifs

    Embroidery Display of the Motif Size The motif width and height is displayed in millimeters (mm). Selecting the Most Appropriate Hoop for Adjusted Motif Size The most appropriate hoop should be chosen for the motif size: • touch «Select Hoop» •...
  • Page 134 134 Embroidery Creating Motif Combination With functions such as «Move Motif», «Rotate Motif» «Mirror Image», etc. the motif combination can be created as desired. Selecting Motif Within the Motif Combination Depending on how many times the symbol was touched, one motif or the complete motif •...
  • Page 135 Alphabets - Lettering Alphabets - Lettering Letters can be combined with other letters or Application motifs and embroidered with the embroidery • names, monograms and addresses computer. • words and text • creating logos, crests, badges, labels, etc. • labeling quilts (quilt labels) Combining Letters •...
  • Page 136 136 Alphabets - Lettering Altering Lettering The letters are altered in the Edit 2 screen: Mirroring Lettering • touch symbol «Horizontal Mirror Image (left/right)» and the motif will be mirrored horizontally Enlarging or Reducing Lettering Proportionally • touch symbol and the Information Area for operating the stitch width knob appears •...
  • Page 137 Letters (for example words) can be combined with other letters or motifs. Combining Different Words The words (for example Nothing Sews Like A Bernina. Nothing.) are put together by the line and positioned individually: Putting Together the First Text Line •...
  • Page 138 138 Alphabets - Lettering Combining Motifs and Lettering After selecting a motif the lettering is added according to the work at hand, or the lettering is created first and the motif added afterwards (e.g. embellished text). Combining Example • select desired motif in the embroidery •...
  • Page 139: Motif Colors

    Adjustments Motif Colors The motif colors can be changed as well as embroidered in different ways. Preparation • select desired motif from the Selection menu • the motif is displayed in the Edit 1 screen Reallocating Motif Colors • touch the function «Color Number» in the Edit 1 or Edit 2 screen •...
  • Page 140 140 Adjustments Embroidering Motifs in One Color • touch the Single/Multi Color Motif symbol in the Embroidery menu • Single/Multi Color Motif symbol is activated (highlighted in blue) • embroidery computer stops only when motif is complete Embroidering Lettering in Multi Colors •...
  • Page 141 Saving Motifs Motifs from the embroidery computer, sticks, embroidery cards as well as motifs created in the BERNINA artista software, can be combined, rearranged, and altered in different ways, then saved. Motifs can either be saved to the embroidery computer or on a stick (Personal Design Stick).
  • Page 142 142 Saving Motifs Saving to a BERNINA USB Stick • personal design sticks are available as optional accessories from your BERNINA dealer • open desired motif from embroidery computer, personal design stick or peripheral source • alter or combine motif if desired •...
  • Page 143: Overwriting Motifs

    Saving Motifs Overwriting Motifs • motifs saved in «My Designs» or on a personal design stick can be directly overwritten with a new motif • open desired motif from embroidery computer, personal design stick or peripheral source • alter or combine motif if desired •...
  • Page 144: Deleting All Saved Motifs

    144 Deleting Deleting a Saved Motif • select from the selection menu either «Memory Stick» (Memory Stick is inserted) or «Embroidery Computer» and select the folder «My Designs» • touch «Delete» • select the motif to be deleted in the screen visible now •...
  • Page 145 Deleting • touch «Delete User Data» • in embroidery two choices are possible: • «My Designs» • «Memory Stick» (the stick must be plugged into the embroidery computer) • touch the button of which the data should be deleted • confirm the appearing display message with «OK»...
  • Page 146 146 Tutorial Tutorial Opening Tutorial • touch «Tutorial» • a screen with subjects appears Subjects • select the desired subject, e.g. Embroidery Hoops • Information on the desired subject appears Text Scrolling • this symbol indicates that text scrolling on screen can be activated with the stitch width or stitch length knob Back to Subjects...
  • Page 147 Embroidery Support Thread Breakage While Embroidering It is possible that the upper thread may run out or break while embroidering. In this case the embroidery computer stops automatically provided that the upper thread sensors is activated. Upper Thread Breaks • the embroidery computer stops automatically when the upper thread runs out or has broken •...
  • Page 148: Skipped Stitches

    • lower thread is trapped in the bobbin case: Sensor • Replace bobbin • not activated in the Setup Program • needle is blunt or bent • the stitch plate hole has been damaged by the needle: • It must be polished by a BERNINA Technician 031196.50.04_0507_a630_EN...
  • Page 149 Messages Messages on the Screen In special cases messages may appear on the screen. They serve as a reminder, warning, or confirmation of selected applications and functions. Message Notes Warning The user must do something, before the function can be carried out, or the user's attention will be drawn to a specific fact.
  • Page 150 BERNINA dealer. The notification will appear after approx. 2,000,000 stitches. If the service was done by the BERNINA dealer, the stitch counter will be on «0» again and the display does not appear anymore. The display can be cleared temporarily by touching «ESC», but will...
  • Page 151 Messages Motif does not fit into the attached hoop Attach a larger embroidery hoop or reduce the size of the motif No embroidery module is attached. Attach embroidery module to the embroidery computer. Data transfer As soon as the data transfer is compledted, the messeage will disappear and the selected function will be carried out.
  • Page 152 152 Accessories Accessories BERNINA offers a variety of extras (optional accessories) to go with the sewing and embroidery system artista 630, for new and unlimited opportunities. Ask your BERNINA dealer for more information. Suitcase System Thanks to the suitcase system with integrated...
  • Page 153 Embroidery Sticks In addition to the preprogrammed OESD embroidery sticks available as a supplement to the designs already in the embroidery computer, there are «empty» BERNINA personal design sticks available to save embroidery designs or embroidery design combinations. The preprogrammed OESD embroidery sticks contain a number of embroidery designs on a specific theme.
  • Page 154 154 Accessories BERNINA artista Embroidery Software Use the BERNINA artista PC software to combine, extend, and change existing motifs on a personal computer (PC). The software even allows you to create motifs all on your own. The whole design process lies in your...
  • Page 155 Glossary Glossary • to add means to combine by addition, to • closing a function, going back to original join, to increase position (e.g. to original screen settings) • adding a new motif manual auto • a manual buttonhole is sewn in four or six •...
  • Page 156 156 Glossary recording /counting • to record, to preserve, to tape • Universal Serial Bus • the stitch counter records or programs the • the sewing and embroidery computer number of stitches used provides for USB connections • the stitch counter records the stitched length in the darning program Zoom •...
  • Page 157: Stitch Summary

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  • Page 163: Table Of Contents

    Index Index • Sewing Standard and Stretch Buttonholes Accessories 152-154 • Straight Stitch Buttonhole Fabric, Needle, Thread • artista Embroidery Software Button Sew-on Program 75-76 Feed Dog • Embroidery Mega-Hoop • Feed Dog and Fabric Feed 20-21 • Embroidery Sticks •...
  • Page 164 172 Index • Motif Center • Drawer Content at a Glance • Motif Size 124, 127 • Empty Stitch Altering Area • Move Motif • In General Quilt Stitches 77-83 • New Motif • Mirroring Entire Combination • Different Techniques •...
  • Page 165 Index • Update 99-100 • Version Information Sewing Light-CFL Upper Thread Tension Sewing on Elastic, Shirring Elastic/Cord Slide-on Table Spool Pin • horizontal 10, 11, 114 Vari Overlock Seam • vertical Starting to Embroider 121-122 • Attaching the Hoop • Embroidery Motifs •...
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  • yvonne Apr 23, 2015 12:36:
    Manual is for an Artista sewing machine. Not the Serger