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Brother Innov-ís 2800D User Manual

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  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using this machine, basic safety precautions should always be taken, including the following: Read all instructions before using. DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock: The machine should never be left unattended while plugged in. Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.
  • Page 4 FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA AND CYPRUS ONLY IMPORTANT In the event of replacing the plug fuse, use a fuse approved by ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying the mark, rating as marked on plug. • Always replace the fuse cover. Never use plugs with the fuse cover omitted. •...
  • Page 5 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of Conformity (For USA Only) Responsible Party: Brother International Corporation 100 Somerset Corporate Boulevard Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0911 USA TEL : (908) 704-1700 declares that the product Product Name: Brother Sewing Machine Model Number: NV2500D/NV2500/NV2800D Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 6 CONGRATULATIONS ON CHOOSING OUR MACHINE Your machine is the most advanced computerized household embroidery and sewing machine. To fully enjoy all the features incorporated, we suggest that you study the manual. PLEASE READ BEFORE USING THIS MACHINE For safe operation 1.
  • Page 7: How To Use This Manual

    HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL Chapters 1 and 2 describe to the first-time user the initial operations for using this machine and the basic sewing operations. To sew utility stitches Continue with chapter 3 to learn how to select a stitch and sew using the various stitches. Chapter 2 Chapter 1 Chapter 3...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS CONTENTS NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR Top Stitching............. 74 Smocking ..............74 FUNCTIONS ..........9 Fagoting..............75 Machine ..............9 Tape or Elastic Attaching........... 76 Needle and Presser Foot Section ....... 10 Heirloom Stitching ............ 77 Embroidery Unit ............10 Buttonhole Stitches ...........
  • Page 9 CONTENTS Chapter 5 Embroidery Chapter 6 Embroidery Edit BEFORE EMBROIDERING ......120 AVAILABLE EDITING FUNCTIONS ....166 Attaching Embroidery Foot “U” ....... 121 SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT ....167 Attaching the Embroidery Unit ........ 122 Selecting One-point Patterns/Floral Patterns/ SELECTING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS ..124 Frame Patterns............
  • Page 11: Names Of Machine Parts And Their Functions

    NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Machine ■ Front View ■ Right-side/Rear View a Handle a Top cover When transporting the machine, carry it by this handle. Open the top cover to thread the machine and wind the bobbin. b Handwheel b Thread guide plate Turn the handwheel toward you to sew one stitch or to raise or...
  • Page 12: Needle And Presser Foot Section

    NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Needle and Presser Foot Section Embroidery Unit a Buttonhole lever a Carriage Lower the buttonhole lever when sewing buttonholes and bar The carriage moves the embroidery frame automatically when tacks. embroidering. b Presser foot holder b Release button (located under the embroidery unit) The presser foot is attached to the presser foot holder.
  • Page 13: Operation Buttons

    NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Operation Buttons Included Accessories The accessories are stored in the flat bed attachment. Open the flat bed attachment as shown below. a “Start/Stop” button When this button is pressed, the machine sews a few stitches at a low speed, then begins sewing at the speed set by the sewing speed controller.
  • Page 14 NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS 75/11 2 needles 90/14 2 needles 90/14 2 needles: Ball point needle (gold colored)
  • Page 15 NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS * Depending on the model, an alternate bobbin case Part Code with a pink marking may be included. It can be used Part Name U.S.A./ in the same way as the bobbin case with no color Others Canada marking on the screw.
  • Page 16: Options

    NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Options Memo • All specifications are correct at the time of printing. • Please be aware that some specifications may change without notice. • Brother embroidery cards can be used with your machine. Please see your dealer for availability of embroidery card or visit www.brother.com.
  • Page 17: Chapter 1 Getting Ready

    Chapter Getting Ready TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF............16 LCD SCREEN..................17 ■ Display Precautions......................17 ■ Key Functions ........................18 Using the Machine Setting Mode Key..............20 Using the Machine Operation Mode Key ..............22 ■ Contents of Each Category ....................22 Using the Pattern Explanation Key ................23 LOWER/UPPER THREADING ..............24 Winding the Bobbin ....................24 ■...
  • Page 18: Turning The Machine On/off

    TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF WARNING • Use only regular household electricity as the power source. Using other power sources may result in fire, electric shock, or damage to the machine. • Turn the main power to OFF and remove the plug in the following circumstances: When you are away from the machine After using the machine When the power fails during use...
  • Page 19: Lcd Screen

    LCD SCREEN LCD SCREEN ■ Display Precautions • Only touch the display with your finger or the touch pen included with the machine. Do not use a mechanical pencil, screwdriver or any other hard or sharp objects. In addition, do not press the display with extreme pressure, otherwise damage to the display may result.
  • Page 20: Key Functions

    LCD SCREEN ■ Key Functions With your finger or the touch pen, press a key at the top of the display ( ) to change the screen that is displayed. Operation panel Name Function Page Machine setting mode Press this key to change the needle stop position, turn the buzzer on/off, adjust the pattern or screen, and change other machine settings.
  • Page 21 LCD SCREEN Screen Name Function Page Screen lock key Press this key to lock the screen. When the screen is locked, the various settings, such as the stitch width and stitch length, are locked and cannot be changed. Press this key again to unlock the settings. Image key Press this key to display an enlarged image of the selected stitch pattern.
  • Page 22: Using The Machine Setting Mode Key

    LCD SCREEN Using the Machine Setting Mode Key Press to change the needle stop position, turn the buzzer on/off, adjust the pattern or screen, and change other basic machine settings. Select whether the needle stops in the raised or lowered position when the machine is stopped. Select whether to use the sewing speed controller or to adjust the zigzag width (see page 69).
  • Page 23 LCD SCREEN Turn on/off the buzzer. Turn on/off the needle area and work area lights. Select whether or not the opening screen appears when the machine is turned on. Select one of the three display languages: [English], [French], [Spanish] * Press to display the next page.
  • Page 24: Using The Machine Operation Mode Key

    LCD SCREEN Using the Machine Operation Mode Key Basic machine operations and other information based on the contents of this Operation Manual are stored in this machine. Press to open the screen shown below. Six categories are displayed at the top of the screen. Press a key to see more information about that category.
  • Page 25: Using The Pattern Explanation Key

    LCD SCREEN Example: Displaying information about upper Using the Pattern Explanation Key threading Press To learn more about the uses for a stitch pattern, select Press the stitch, and then press to see a description of → A list of basic operations appears in the lower half of the selected stitch.
  • Page 26: Lower/upper Threading

    LOWER/UPPER THREADING LOWER/UPPER THREADING Set the supplemental spool pin in the “up” Winding the Bobbin position. This section describes how to wind thread onto a bobbin. With this machine, you can use the supplemental spool pin to wind the bobbin while sewing using the main spool pin.
  • Page 27 LOWER/UPPER THREADING Wind the thread clockwise around the bobbin Note four or five times. When using cross-wound thread on a thin spool, use the small spool cap, and leave a small gap between the cap and the thread spool. Note Cross-wound thread •...
  • Page 28: Winding The Bobbin Using The Spool Pin

    LOWER/UPPER THREADING Cut the thread, and then remove the bobbin. Turn on the machine. Open the top cover. Align the groove in the bobbin with the spring on the bobbin winder shaft, and then slide the bobbin onto the shaft. Note When removing the bobbin, pull up only on the bobbin.
  • Page 29: Setting The Bobbin

    LOWER/UPPER THREADING Pass the thread through the thread guide. Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to raise the presser foot. Slide the bobbin cover latch to the right, and then remove the bobbin cover. Thread guide Bobbin cover Latch Pass the thread under the pin on the bobbin winding pretension disk and guide, and then Hold the bobbin with your right hand and hold pass it around the pretension disk.
  • Page 30: Pulling Up The Bobbin Thread

    LOWER/UPPER THREADING After guiding the thread completely through While lightly holding the upper thread, press the groove, pull it toward you to cut it with the “Needle Position” button twice to lower, the cutter. then raise the needle. Cutter Attach the bobbin cover by inserting the tab in the lower-left corner of the bobbin cover, then lightly press down on the right side of Gently pull the upper thread to pull up the...
  • Page 31: Upper Threading

    LOWER/UPPER THREADING Press the “Needle Position” button to raise Upper Threading the needle. This section describes how to thread the machine and the needle. The machine is marked with numbers that indicate the threading order. CAUTION • Be sure to thread the machine properly. Improper threading can cause the thread to tangle and break the needle, leading to injury.
  • Page 32 LOWER/UPPER THREADING While holding the thread from the spool with Guide the thread down, up, then down both hands, pull the thread through the lower through the groove, as shown in the notch in the thread guide plate, then through illustration.
  • Page 33 LOWER/UPPER THREADING Pull the thread up through the thread cutter Carefully pull the end of thread that was to cut the thread, as shown in the illustration. passed through the eye of the needle. Note Do not pull the thread strongly. Otherwise, the needle may bend or break.
  • Page 34: Using The Twin Needle

    LOWER/UPPER THREADING Pass the thread through the needle bar thread Using the Twin Needle guide, and then thread the needle on the left side. Using the twin needle, you can sew two parallel lines of the same stitch. Although the same bobbin thread is used, interesting patterns can be sewn by threading each needle with a different color of thread.
  • Page 35 LOWER/UPPER THREADING While holding the thread from the spool with Press to select the setting for twin both hands, pull the thread through the lower needle sewing. notch in the thread guide plate, then through * The stitch width becomes narrower than with single the upper notch.
  • Page 36: Changing The Presser Foot

    CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT CAUTION • Always press in the operation panel before changing the presser foot. If is not pressed and the “Start/Stop” button or another button is pressed, the machine will start and may cause injury. •...
  • Page 37: Changing The Needle

    CHANGING THE NEEDLE CHANGING THE NEEDLE CAUTION • Always press in the operation panel before changing the needle. If is not pressed and the “Start/ Stop” button or another operation button is pressed accidentally, the machine will start and injury may result. •...
  • Page 38 CHANGING THE NEEDLE Use the included screwdriver to turn the needle clamp screw toward the front of the machine to loosen it, and then remove the needle. Note Do not apply extreme force when loosening or tightening the needle clamp screw, otherwise damage to the machine may result.
  • Page 39: About The Needle

    CHANGING THE NEEDLE ■ About the Needle The sewing machine needle is probably the most important part of the sewing machine. Choosing the proper needle for your sewing project will result in a beautiful finish and fewer problems. Below are some things to keep in mind about needles.
  • Page 40 CHANGING THE NEEDLE...
  • Page 41: Chapter 2 Sewing Basics

    Chapter Sewing Basics SEWING ....................40 Sewing a Stitch......................40 ■ Using the Foot Controller....................41 ■ Using the Knee Lifter.......................42 Sewing Reinforcement Stitches ................42 Sewing Curves ......................42 Changing Sewing Direction ..................42 ■ Sewing a Seam Allowance of 0.5 cm or Less ..............42 Sewing Heavyweight Fabric ..................43 ■...
  • Page 42: Sewing

    SEWING SEWING CAUTION • To avoid injury, pay special attention to the needle while the machine is in operation. Keep your hands away from moving parts while the machine is in operation. • Do not stretch or pull the fabric during sewing. Doing so may lead to injury. •...
  • Page 43: Using The Foot Controller

    SEWING ■ Using the Foot Controller To stop sewing, press the “Start/Stop” button again. You can also use the foot controller to start and stop sewing. CAUTION • Do not allow fabric pieces and dust to collect in the foot controller. Doing so could cause a fire or an electric shock.
  • Page 44: Sewing Reinforcement Stitches

    SEWING ■ Using the Knee Lifter Sewing Reinforcement Stitches Using the knee lifter, you can raise and lower the presser foot with your knee, leaving both hands free Generally stitching must be secured at the beginning to handle the fabric. and end with reverse/reinforcement stitches.
  • Page 45: Sewing Heavyweight Fabric

    SEWING While keeping the black button on the left Sewing Heavyweight Fabric side of presser foot “J” pressed in, lower the presser foot lever. ■ If the Fabric Does Not Fit Under the Presser Foot The presser foot lever can be raised to two different positions.
  • Page 46: Adjusting Stitch Settings

    ADJUSTING STITCH SETTINGS ADJUSTING STITCH SETTINGS When a stitch is selected, the most appropriate stitch width, stitch length, and upper thread tension are automatically set. However, if needed, you can change any of the settings as described in this section. Note •...
  • Page 47: Adjusting The Thread Tension

    ADJUSTING STITCH SETTINGS ■ Upper Thread Is Too Loose Adjusting the Thread Tension If the upper thread can be seen on the wrong side of the fabric, press . Each press of the key increases The default thread tension, which is automatically set, the setting and makes the thread tension tighter.
  • Page 48: Useful Functions

    USEFUL FUNCTIONS USEFUL FUNCTIONS If the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button Automatic Reinforcement Stitching is pressed, the machine automatically sews reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches), After selecting a stitch pattern, turn on the automatic then stops. reinforcement stitching setting before sewing, and the machine will automatically sew reinforcement stitches (or reverse stitches, depending on the stitch pattern) at the beginning and end of sewing.
  • Page 49: Locking The Screen

    USEFUL FUNCTIONS Press to select the automatic thread Locking the Screen cutting setting. If the screen is locked before starting to sew, the various settings, such as the stitch width and stitch length, are locked and cannot be changed. This prevents screen settings from accidentally being changed or the machine from being stopped while large pieces of fabric or other projects are being sewn.
  • Page 50 USEFUL FUNCTIONS...
  • Page 51: Chapter 3 Utility Stitches

    Chapter Utility Stitches SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH ...50 Tape or Elastic Attaching ........76 Heirloom Stitching..........77 ■ Stitch Selection Screens ........50 ■ Heirloom stitching/ Selecting a Stitch Pattern........51 Hemstitching (1) (Daisy Stitch) ......77 ■ Using the Mirror Image Key ......... 51 ■...
  • Page 52: Selecting A Utility Stitch

    SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH ■ Stitch Selection Screens Press to display the previous or next page. Straight/Overcasting/Quilting Stitches Decorative Stitches Heirloom Stitches Buttonholes/Bar tacks Multi-Directional Sewing...
  • Page 53: Selecting A Stitch Pattern

    SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH ■ Using the Image Key Selecting a Stitch Pattern You can display an image that is an approximate size of the selected stitch. You can also check and Turn on the machine, and then lightly press change the colors of the image on the screen.
  • Page 54: Saving Stitch Settings

    SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH Press Press to go back to the original screen. * To reset the selected stitch pattern to its default settings, press , and then press Saving Stitch Settings → The confirmation message appears. This machine is preset with the default settings for the stitch width (zigzag width), stitch length, thread tension, Press automatic thread cutting, automatic reverse/...
  • Page 55: Using The Sewing Type Selection Key

    SELECTING A UTILITY STITCH Read the descriptions, and then select the Using the Sewing Type Selection Key appropriate stitch. * Press to scroll the page. By pressing , a utility stitch can also be selected according to its desired use. When you are not sure which stitch to select for your application or when you need information on how certain stitches are used, press...
  • Page 56: Sewing The Stitches

    SEWING THE STITCHES SEWING THE STITCHES Straight Stitches Note When using the twin needle (see page 32), be sure to attach presser foot “J”. Stitch width Stitch length Stitch Presser Twin [mm (inch.)] [mm (inch.)] Stitch Name Applications Foot needle Auto.
  • Page 57: Changing The Needle Position (left Or Middle Needle Position Stitches Only)

    SEWING THE STITCHES Select a stitch pattern. At the end of the stitching, hold the “Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitch” button pressed to sew reverse stitches (or reinforcement stitches). Press the “Thread Cutter” button to trim the threads. * If the automatic thread cutting setting is selected before sewing, the machine will automatically sew Attach presser foot “J”.
  • Page 58: Using The Straight Stitch Needle Plate And The Straight Stitch Foot

    SEWING THE STITCHES Grasp the bobbin case, and then pull it out. Memo For a standard 16 mm (approx. 5/8 inch) seam allowance, set the width to 0 mm on the screen. While sewing, align the edge of the fabric with the 16mm (approx.
  • Page 59: Basting

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Basting Attach the straight stitch foot and align the edge of the fabric with a specific marking on Press , and then attach presser foot “J”. the straight stitch foot. Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew reinforcement stitches at the beginning of the stitching.
  • Page 60: Darts Seams

    SEWING THE STITCHES Darts Seams Gathering Sew gathers on sleeves, the waist of a gathered skirt, Press , and then attach presser foot “J”. etc. Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” Select a straight stitch, and then attach button to sew reverse stitches at the presser foot “J”.
  • Page 61: Flat Fell Seams

    SEWING THE STITCHES Pull the bobbin threads to create the desired Lay both seam allowances on the side of the amount of gathering, and then tie the threads. shorter one (cut seam allowance) and iron them flat. Smooth the gathers by ironing them. a Wrong side of fabric Fold the longer seam allowance around the shorter one, and then sew along the edge of...
  • Page 62: Pintucks

    SEWING THE STITCHES Pintucks Use pin tucks to decorate blouses. Mark the positions of the folds on the wrong side of the fabric. a Wrong side of fabric Turn the fabric over, and then iron only the folds with the tip of the iron. a Surface of fabric Press , and then attach presser foot “I”.
  • Page 63: Zigzag Stitches

    SEWING THE STITCHES Zigzag Stitches Zigzag stitches are useful for a variety of applications, including overcasting and sewing appliqués and patchwork. Note When using the twin needle (see page 32), be sure to attach presser foot “J”. Stitch Width Stitch Length Stitch Presser Twin...
  • Page 64: Elastic Zigzag Stitches

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Patchwork (Crazy Quilts) ■ Sewing Curves Turn back the desired width of fabric, place it over a Shorten the stitch length setting to obtain a fine different piece of fabric, and then sew the two fabric stitch.
  • Page 65: Overcasting

    SEWING THE STITCHES Overcasting Sew overcasting at the beginning and end of seams for skirts or pants, and at the beginning and end of all cuttings. Depending on the selected stitch, use presser foot “G” or “J” or the side cutter attachment. ■...
  • Page 66: Overcasting Using Presser Foot "j

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Overcasting Using Presser Foot “J” Stitch width Stitch length Stitch Presser Twin [mm (inch.)] [mm (inch.)] Stitch Name Applications Foot needle Auto. Manual Auto. Manual Overcasting stitch Reinforced seaming of stretch 0.0 - 7.0 0.5 - 4.0 fabric (3/16) (0 - 9/32)
  • Page 67: Overcasting Using The Side Cutter

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Overcasting Using the Side Cutter By using the side cutter, you can do overcasting while cutting the fabric. CAUTION • Make sure to only select one of the stitches listed below. Using another stitch may cause the needle to hit the presser foot and break, possibly causing injury.
  • Page 68: When Sewing Straight Stitches While Using The Side Cutter

    SEWING THE STITCHES Select a stitch. Start sewing. → A seam allowance is cut while the stitching is sewn. Note If the width has been adjusted, turn the handwheel by hand to check that the needle does not touch the side cutter.
  • Page 69: Quilting

    SEWING THE STITCHES Quilting You can make beautiful quilts quickly and easily with this machine. When making a quilt, you will find it convenient to use the knee lifter and foot controller to free your hands for other tasks (see “Using the Foot Controller”...
  • Page 70: Quilting

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Quilting Place one hand on each side of the presser foot to hold the fabric secure while sewing. Sewing together the quilt top, batting, and backing is called quilting. You can sew the quilt with the Memo walking foot to keep the quilt top, batting, and backing from sliding.
  • Page 71: Satin Stitching

    SEWING THE STITCHES Check the needle drop point, and then sew Set “WIDTH CONTROL” to “ON”. The along the edge of the appliqué while making sewing speed will be adjusted using the foot sure that the needle drops slightly off the edge controller.
  • Page 72: Free-motion Quilting

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Free-motion Quilting Lower the feed dog position switch, located at the rear of the base of the machine, to With free-motion quilting, the feed dogs can be lowered (using the feed dog position switch) so that the fabric can be moved freely in any direction.
  • Page 73: Blind Hem Stitches

    SEWING THE STITCHES Blind Hem Stitches Select a blind hem stitch to sew the hems or cuffs of dresses, blouses, pants, or skirts. Stitch Width Stitch Length Stitch Presser Twin [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Name Applications Foot Needle Auto. Manual Auto.
  • Page 74: Appliqués

    SEWING THE STITCHES Remove the basting, and then turn over the Appliqués fabric. Use a temporary spray adhesive or basting to attach the appliqué to the fabric. a Wrong side of fabric b Surface of fabric Memo Blind hem stitches cannot be sewn if the needle does a Appliqué...
  • Page 75: Shell Tuck Stitching

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Sewing Sharp Curves Attach presser foot “J”, and then sew along the edge of the fabric, making sure that the Stop the machine with the needle in the fabric needle drops slightly off the edge. outside the appliqué. Raise the presser foot and turn the fabric a little bit at a time while sewing for an attractive finish to the seam.
  • Page 76: Top Stitching

    SEWING THE STITCHES Leave a seam when sewing the scallop Turn the fabric over so that the surface faces stitches so that the pattern is not sewn up, and then sew over the seam with the directly on the edge of the fabric. center of the presser foot aligned with the seam.
  • Page 77: Fagoting

    SEWING THE STITCHES Pull the bobbin threads to create the desired Fagoting amount of gather, and then smooth the gathers by ironing them. Stitching across an open seam is called fagoting. It is used on blouses and children’s clothing. Separate the two pieces of fabric by about 4 mm (approx.
  • Page 78: Tape Or Elastic Attaching

    SEWING THE STITCHES Press Tape or Elastic Attaching Note Elastic tape is sewn onto the fabric unstretched. For details on the stitch patterns, refer to the “STITCH Select a straight stitch, and then attach SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual. presser foot “J”.
  • Page 79: Heirloom Stitching

    SEWING THE STITCHES Select a stitch, attach presser foot “N”, and Heirloom Stitching then start sewing. * Select a stitch between 3-01 and 3-22. By sewing with the wing needle (sold separately), the Drawn Work (1 needle holes are enlarged, creating a lace-like decorative stitch.
  • Page 80: Heirloom Stitching/hemstitching (3) (drawn Work (2))

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Heirloom stitching/Hemstitching (3) (Drawn Pull out several threads from the fabric to leave a 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch) area open. Work (2)) Memo For best result, use loosely woven fabrics. Memo Drawn work can also be sewn using the wing needle (sold separately).
  • Page 81: Buttonhole Stitches

    SEWING THE STITCHES Buttonhole Stitches Select the desired buttonhole stitch according to your application and the size of the button. Stitch Width Stitch Length Stitch Presser Twin [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Name Applications Foot Needle Auto. Manual Auto. Manual Narrow rounded Buttonhole on light to medium 3.0 - 5.0...
  • Page 82 SEWING THE STITCHES Buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below. a Reinforcement stitching Select a stitch, and then attach presser foot Hold the outside frame of the buttonhole foot “A”. toward the back with your finger, and then lower the presser foot so that the mark on the Mark the position and length of the fabric aligns with the marks on the buttonhole...
  • Page 83 SEWING THE STITCHES Pull down the buttonhole lever. Insert a pin along the inside of a bar tack at the end of the buttonhole, and then insert the * The buttonhole lever should be positioned behind seam ripper into the center of the buttonhole the metal bracket on the buttonhole foot, as shown and cut towards the pin.
  • Page 84: Sewing Stretch Fabrics

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Sewing Stretch Fabrics ■ Buttons That Do Not Fit into the Button Holder Plate When sewing a buttonhole on stretch fabrics, press Use the markings on the presser foot scale to set the , and use a gimp thread. size of the buttonhole.
  • Page 85: Darning

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Darning Use darning stitches for mending and other applications. Stitch Width Stitch Length Stitch Presser Twin [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Name Applications Foot Needle Auto. Manual Auto. Manual Darning Darning of medium weight fabric 2.5 - 7.0 0.4 - 2.5 (1/4) (3/32 - 1/4)
  • Page 86: Bar Tacks

    SEWING THE STITCHES Pull down the buttonhole lever. Gently hold the end of the upper thread, and then start sewing. * The buttonhole lever should be positioned behind the metal bracket on the buttonhole foot, as shown * Once sewing is completed, the machine in the illustration.
  • Page 87: Bar Tacks On Thick Fabrics

    SEWING THE STITCHES Position the fabric so that the opening of the Gently hold the end of the upper thread, and pocket moves toward you during sewing. then start sewing. Hold the outside frame of the buttonhole foot * Once sewing is completed, the machine toward the back with your finger, check the automatically sews reinforcement stitches, then first needle drop point, and then lower the...
  • Page 88: Button Sewing

    SEWING THE STITCHES Button Sewing Buttons with 2 or 4 holes can be sewn on. Note Make sure that the automatic thread cutting setting is not selected when sewing on buttons. Stitch width Stitch length Stitch Presser Twin [mm (inch.)] [mm (inch.)] Stitch Name Applications...
  • Page 89: Eyelets

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Attaching a 4-Hole Button When sewing is finished, pull the two ends of the upper thread between the button and the Sew the two holes toward the front. Then, raise the fabric, wind them around the shank, and then presser foot, move the fabric so that the needle goes tie them together.
  • Page 90: Multi-directional Sewing (straight Stitch And Zigzag Stitch)

    SEWING THE STITCHES Use the eyelet punch to cut a hole in the Pass the free arm through the fabric. center of the stitching. Press , and then attach presser foot “N”. Multi-Directional Sewing (Straight Stitch and Zigzag Stitch) Use these stitch patterns to attach patches or emblems Memo to pant legs, shirt sleeves, etc.
  • Page 91: Zipper Insertion

    SEWING THE STITCHES Press , and then sew seam 4. Press open the seam allowance, align the seam with the center of the zipper, and then * The fabric will move sideways, so guide the fabric baste the zipper in place. with your hands to sew straight.
  • Page 92: Side Zipper

    SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Side Zipper Remove presser foot “J”, and then attach the presser foot holder to the pin on the right side Use for side zippers on skirts or dresses. of zipper foot “I”. Press * Be sure to select the straight stitch with the middle needle position.
  • Page 93 SEWING THE STITCHES Close the zipper, turn the fabric over so that the surface faces up, and then baste the other side of the zipper to the fabric. a Front of garment (wrong side of fabric) b Back of garment (surface of fabric) c Basting d Front of garment (surface of fabric) Remove the presser foot, and then attach the...
  • Page 94 SEWING THE STITCHES...
  • Page 95: Chapter 4 Character/decorative Stitches

    Chapter Character/ Decorative Stitches SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS............94 ■ Stitch Selection Screens ......................94 Selecting Decorative Stitch Patterns/7 mm Decorative Stitch Patterns/Satin Stitch Patterns/ 7 mm Satin Stitch Patterns/Cross Stitch Patterns/Utility Decorative Stitch Patterns ....95 Alphabet Patterns........................95 SEWING STITCH PATTERNS ...............97 Sewing Attractive Finishes......................97 Basic Sewing ..........................97 Adjusting Patterns ........................98...
  • Page 96: Selecting Stitch Patterns

    SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS ■ Stitch Selection Screens Press to display the screen shown below. a Decorative stitch patterns b 7 mm decorative stitch patterns c Satin stitch patterns d 7 mm satin stitch patterns e Cross stitch patterns f Utility decorative stitch patterns g Alphabet patterns (gothic font) h Alphabet patterns (handwriting font)
  • Page 97: Selecting Decorative Stitch Patterns

    SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS To combine patterns, select the next pattern. Selecting Decorative Stitch Patterns/ * Press to check the selected pattern 7 mm Decorative Stitch Patterns/ combination. Satin Stitch Patterns/ * If the wrong pattern was selected, press 7 mm Satin Stitch Patterns/Cross erase the pattern, and then select the new stitch pattern.
  • Page 98 SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS Press Press to display a selection screen of characters, and then select a character. Repeat this step until you have selected all of the characters. * If a wrong character was selected, press erase the character, and then select the new character.
  • Page 99: Sewing Stitch Patterns

    SEWING STITCH PATTERNS SEWING STITCH PATTERNS Sewing Attractive Finishes Note • To achieve the best results when sewing character/decorative stitches, check the table below for the proper fabric/ needle/thread combinations. • Other factors, such as the type or thickness of the fabric being sewn or the type of stabilizer material used, also affect the stitching.
  • Page 100: Adjusting Patterns

    SEWING STITCH PATTERNS Press the “Start/Stop” button to stop the Adjusting Patterns machine, and then press the “Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew Depending on the type and thickness of the fabric being reinforcement stitches. sewn, the sewing speed, whether or not stabilizer material is used, etc., the desired result may not be achieved.
  • Page 101 SEWING STITCH PATTERNS Press Sew the pattern again. If the pattern still is not sewn correctly, adjust it again. Continue making adjustments until the pattern is sewn correctly. Memo You can sew with the setting screen on the display. After the pattern is sewn correctly, quit making adjustments.
  • Page 102: Editing Stitch Patterns

    EDITING STITCH PATTERNS EDITING STITCH PATTERNS Using the editing functions, you can change the patterns in a variety of ways, such as resizing them or flipping them to create a mirror image. Memo Depending on the pattern that is selected, some editing functions may not be available. ■...
  • Page 103: Changing The Pattern Size

    EDITING STITCH PATTERNS Changing the Pattern Size Creating a Vertical Mirror Image After selecting a stitch pattern, press until the After selecting a stitch pattern, press to flip the desired size is selected. pattern vertically. Memo • Stitch patterns entered after the pattern size was changed are added at the selected size until it is changed again.
  • Page 104: Selecting A Single/repeating Pattern

    EDITING STITCH PATTERNS Selecting a Single/Repeating Pattern Changing the Thread Density (Satin Stitch Patterns Only) Press to select whether the pattern is sewn repeatedly or once. After selecting a stitch pattern, press until the desired stitching density is selected. CAUTION Memo •...
  • Page 105: Checking The Image

    EDITING STITCH PATTERNS to view any part of Checking the Image the image that extends out of the viewable display area. You can display an image that is an approximate size of the selected stitch pattern. You can also check and change the colors of the image on the screen.
  • Page 106: Combining Stitch Patterns

    COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS You can combine many varieties of stitch patterns, such as character stitches, cross stitches, satin stitches, or stitches you design with MY CUSTOM STITCH function (see chapter 7 for information about MY CUSTOM STITCH). You can also combine stitch patterns of different sizes, mirror image stitch patterns, and others.
  • Page 107 COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS Press Memo • Press to erase the last pattern entered. Patterns are erased one at a time. • If the entire combined pattern cannot be displayed, press to view an image of the pattern. Press to return to the previous screen. Press →...
  • Page 108: Combining Stitch Patterns Of Different Sizes

    COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS Combining Stitch Patterns of Different Press again, and then press so that Sizes it appears as Example: → The second pattern is displayed in the smaller size. Press To repeatedly sew the pattern combination, press so that it appears as →...
  • Page 109: Combining Stitch Patterns Of Different Lengths

    COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS Press To repeatedly sew the pattern combination, press so that it appears as Press → The combination appears as a repeating pattern. Combining Stitch Patterns of Different Lengths Press Press again, and then press so that it appears as →...
  • Page 110: Creating Step Patterns (7 Mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only)

    COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS Creating Step Patterns (7 mm Satin Press , and then press once so that Stitch Patterns Only) it appears as Stitch patterns that are shifted to create a step-shaped pattern are called step patterns. Step patterns can be created by using shift 7 mm satin stitch patterns.
  • Page 111: Examples Of Pattern Combinations

    COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS ■ Examples of Pattern Combinations Press , and then press → → → → → The next pattern is moved to the right. Press again, and then press → → → → → → → → → →...
  • Page 112: Using The Memory Function

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Stitch Data Precautions Observe the following precautions when using stitch data other than that created and saved in this machine. ■ Types of Stitch Data that can be Used • Only .pmu stitch data files can be used with this machine. Using data other than that created using this machine may cause the machine to malfunction.
  • Page 113: Precautions On Using The Computer To Create And Save Data

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION ■ Precautions on Using the Computer to Create and Save Data • If the name of the stitch data file/folder cannot be identified, for example, because the name contains special characters, the file/folder is not displayed. If this occurs, change the name of the file/folder. We recommend using the 26 letters of the alphabet (uppercase and lowercase), the numbers 0 through 9, “-”, and “_”.
  • Page 114: Saving Stitch Patterns In The Machine's Memory

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION ■ If the Memory Is Full Saving Stitch Patterns in the If this screen appears while you are trying to save a Machine’s Memory pattern on the machine’s memory, the memory is too full to hold the currently selected stitch pattern. To save the stitch pattern in the machine’s memory, You can save often-used stitch patterns in the machine’s you have to delete a previously saved stitch pattern.
  • Page 115: Saving Stitch Patterns To Usb Media (commercially Available)

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Saving Stitch Patterns to USB Media (Commercially Available) When sending stitch patterns from the machine to USB media, plug the USB media into the machine’s USB port. Depending on the type of USB media being used, either directly plug the USB device into the machine’s USB port or plug the USB Card Writer/Reader into the machine’s USB port.
  • Page 116: Saving Stitch Patterns To The Computer

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Saving Stitch Patterns to the * Press to return to the original screen without Computer saving. Using the included USB cable, connect the sewing machine to your computer so that stitch patterns can be retrieved from and saved to your computer. Note Do not turn off the machine while the “Saving”...
  • Page 117: Retrieving Stitch Patterns From The Machine's Memory

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Retrieving Stitch Patterns from the Machine’s Memory Press Press → Press to return to the previous screen without saving the stitch pattern. → The pocket selection screen appears. Select a stitch pattern to be retrieved. * Press so that the pattern saved in that pocket appears.
  • Page 118: Retrieving Stitch Patterns From Usb Media

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press when there are Press subfolders to sort two or more stitch patterns * Press to delete the stitch pattern. to USB media, the stitch patterns in the subfolders are displayed. → The selected stitch pattern is retrieved and the sewing screen appears.
  • Page 119: Retrieving Stitch Patterns From The Computer

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Retrieving Stitch Patterns from the * Press to delete the stitch pattern. Computer * Press to edit the stitch pattern created using My Custom Stitch. Plug the USB cable connectors into the corresponding USB port connectors on the computer and on the machine (see page 114).
  • Page 120 USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Memo is available when a stitch pattern created ™ using MY CUSTOM STITCH is retrieved. When is pressed, the editing screen of MY CUSTOM ™ STITCH appears so that the stitch can be edited. CAUTION •...
  • Page 121: Chapter 5 Embroidery

    Chapter Embroidery BEFORE EMBROIDERING ......120 SEWING AN EMBROIDERING PATTERN ..141 Attaching Embroidery Foot “U”........121 Sewing Attractive Finishes ..........141 ■ Embroidery Needle Plate Cover ..........141 Attaching the Embroidery Unit ........122 Sewing Embroidery Patterns ..........142 ■ Removing the Embroidery Unit ..........123 Embroidering Appliqué...
  • Page 122: Before Embroidering

    BEFORE EMBROIDERING BEFORE EMBROIDERING The embroidering procedures are listed below. 6, 8 1, 2 Step # Operation Page Attach embroidery foot “U”. Insert a 75/11 home sewing machine needle.* Attach the embroidery unit. Wind the bobbin with embroidery bobbin thread, and then set the bobbin. 24, 27 Attach stabilizer material to the fabric, and then hoop it in the embroidery frame.
  • Page 123: Attaching Embroidery Foot "u

    BEFORE EMBROIDERING Use the included screwdriver to loosen the Attaching Embroidery Foot “U” presser foot holder screw, and then remove the presser foot holder. CAUTION • When attaching a presser foot, always press in the operation panel. You may accidentally press the “Start/Stop” button and a Presser foot holder possibly cause injury.
  • Page 124: Attaching The Embroidery Unit

    BEFORE EMBROIDERING Insert the embroidery unit connector into the Attaching the Embroidery Unit connection port, and then lightly push in the embroidery unit until it snaps into place. CAUTION • Do not move the machine with the embroidery unit attached. The embroidery unit could fall off and cause injury.
  • Page 125: Removing The Embroidery Unit

    BEFORE EMBROIDERING ■ Removing the Embroidery Unit Press Press , and then press → The carriage moves to the storage position. CAUTION • Always remove the embroidery frame before pressing . Otherwise, the frame may strike the embroidery foot, and possibly cause injury. •...
  • Page 126: Selecting Embroidery Patterns

    SELECTING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS SELECTING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS ■ Copyright Information The embroidery patterns stored in the machine and on embroidery cards (sold separately) 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 127: One-point Patterns/floral Patterns

    SELECTING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS Continue with “VIEWING THE SEWING One-point Patterns/Floral Patterns SCREEN” on page 128. * To select a different embroidery pattern, press Select a type of embroidery pattern. . (After a confirmation message to delete the selected pattern appears, the pattern selection screen appears.) Select an embroidery pattern.
  • Page 128: Frame Patterns

    SELECTING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS Continue with “VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN” on page 128. Press to display a selection screen of characters, and then select a * To select a different character, press character to be embroidered. (After a confirmation message to delete the selected pattern appears, the pattern selection screen * To change the size, press until the desired...
  • Page 129: Embroidery Cards

    SELECTING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS Press Note * Press to view an image of the embroidery Do not insert the embroidery card in a direction other pattern. than that shown by the arrow on the card, do not insert the card with extreme force, and do not insert any object other than embroidery cards into the slot, otherwise the machine may be damaged.
  • Page 130: Viewing The Sewing Screen

    VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN Using the editing keys, you can change the patterns in a variety of ways, such as resizing them or rotating them. Shows the code for the appropriate presser foot. When embroidering, be sure to use embroidery foot “U”.
  • Page 131: Preparing The Fabric

    PREPARING THE FABRIC PREPARING THE FABRIC CAUTION • Use fabrics with a thickness of less than 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch). Using fabrics thicker than 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch) may cause the needle to break. • When using layers with thicker batting etc., you can sew more attractive embroidery by adjusting the embroidery presser foot height in the embroidery settings screen (see below).
  • Page 132: Hooping Fabric In The Embroidery Frame

    PREPARING THE FABRIC Hooping Fabric in the Embroidery Frame ■ Types of Embroidery Frames Extra Large Large Medium Small (Sold Separately) Embroidering area: Embroidering area: Embroidering area: Embroidering area: 26 cm × 16 cm (approx. 10 - 1/4 18 cm × 13 cm (approx. 7 inches × 10 cm ×...
  • Page 133: Inserting The Fabric

    PREPARING THE FABRIC ■ Inserting the Fabric Gently stretch the fabric, and then securely tighten the frame adjustment screw so that Note the fabric remains stretched. If the fabric is not taut, the pattern may be misaligned or the fabric may pucker. Follow the procedure described below to gently stretch the fabric in the embroidery frame so that the fabric is not loose.
  • Page 134: Embroidering Small Fabrics And Fabric Edges

    PREPARING THE FABRIC ■ Embroidering Small Fabrics Place the embroidery sheet in the inner frame, and then align the guide lines on the When embroidering small pieces of fabric, use embroidery sheet with the marks on the temporary spray adhesive to attach the small piece fabric.
  • Page 135: Attaching The Embroidery Frame

    ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME Note Before attaching the embroidery frame, set the bobbin. Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to raise Lower the frame-securing lever so that it is level the presser foot. with the frame to secure the embroidery frame in the embroidery frame holder.
  • Page 136: Editing The Pattern

    EDITING THE PATTERN EDITING THE PATTERN CAUTION • After the size of the pattern has been changed, check the icons for the embroidery frames that can be used and use only the indicated frames. If a frame other those indicated is used, the presser foot may strike the embroidery frame, possibly causing injuries.
  • Page 137: Changing The Pattern Position

    EDITING THE PATTERN Changing the Pattern Position Rotating the Pattern Press Press Press to move the pattern. Press * Press to move the pattern in the direction of the arrow on the key. * Press to center the pattern. a Distance from the center Press →...
  • Page 138: Changing The Pattern Size

    EDITING THE PATTERN Select the angle that the pattern is rotated. Press → The sewing screen appears. * Press to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the left. * Press to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the Changing the Pattern Size right.
  • Page 139: Creating A Horizontal Mirror Image

    EDITING THE PATTERN Change the size of the pattern. Creating a Horizontal Mirror Image * Press to reduce the size of the pattern. Press * Press to enlarge the size of the pattern. * Press to return the pattern to its original size. Press a Size of the pattern Memo...
  • Page 140: Changing The Stitching Density (alphabet And Frame Patterns Only)

    EDITING THE PATTERN Changing the Stitching Density Changing the Color of Single (Alphabet and Frame Patterns Only) Characters Combined alphabet patterns can be sewn with each Press letter in a different color. If “MULTI COLOR” is set, the machine stops after each character is sewn so that the thread can be changed to one of a different color.
  • Page 141: Checking The Pattern

    CHECKING THE PATTERN CHECKING THE PATTERN Checking the Embroidering Position Press to select the position to be checked. The embroidery frame is moved to indicate the embroidering position. Closely watch the frame to check that the pattern will be sewn at the correct place. Press →...
  • Page 142: Previewing The Pattern

    CHECKING THE PATTERN Previewing the Pattern Press Press to select the frame used in the preview. * Embroidery frame icons that appear in light gray cannot be selected. * Press to enlarge the preview of the embroidery pattern. Memo • Press the “Start/Stop” button to sew the pattern as it appears in this screen.
  • Page 143: Sewing An Embroidering Pattern

    SEWING AN EMBROIDERING PATTERN SEWING AN EMBROIDERING PATTERN Sewing Attractive Finishes There are many factors that go into sewing beautiful embroidery. Using the appropriate stabilizer (see page 129) and hooping the fabric in the frame (see page 130) are two important factors mentioned earlier. Another important point is the appropriateness of the needle and thread being used.
  • Page 144: Sewing Embroidery Patterns

    SEWING AN EMBROIDERING PATTERN Trim off the excess thread at the beginning of Sewing Embroidery Patterns the stitching. If the thread is hidden under the presser foot, raise the presser foot, and then cut the thread. Example: To embroider Press the “Start/Stop” button again to start embroidering.
  • Page 145: Embroidering Appliqué Patterns

    SEWING AN EMBROIDERING PATTERN After sewing is finished, remove the appliqué Embroidering Appliqué Patterns fabric from the embroidery frame, and then carefully cut along the stitching. There are some patterns which call for an appliqué inside the pattern. Note When sewing an embroidery pattern with an appliqué, Carefully cut out the appliqué...
  • Page 146 SEWING AN EMBROIDERING PATTERN Apply a thin layer of adhesive or spray adhesive to the back of the appliqué piece, and then attach it to the base fabric at the appliqué position sewn in step Note If the appliqué fabric is a lightweight fabric, you may want to use a fusible web to stabilize the fabric and to attach it to the base fabric.
  • Page 147: Adjustments During The Embroidery Process

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Raise the frame-securing lever, and then If the Bobbin Runs Out of Thread remove the embroidery frame. * Be careful not apply strong force to the fabric at this When the bobbin begins to run out of thread during time.
  • Page 148: If The Thread Breaks During Sewing

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Press If the Thread Breaks During Sewing Press the “Start/Stop” button to stop the machine. If the upper thread broke, rethread the machine. If the bobbin thread broke, follow the instructions in steps through from the previous section to reinstall the bobbin.
  • Page 149: Restarting From The Beginning

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Restarting from the Beginning Automatically Resuming Embroidery When the Power Goes Off Press The current color, stitch number and design position are saved when the power is interrupted during embroidering. The next time that the machine is turned on, you can resume embroidering.
  • Page 150: Manually Resuming Embroidery After Turning Off The Power

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Press Manually Resuming Embroidery After Turning Off the Power Example: If the power is turned off while sewing the second color Select the pattern and press Memo If you want to start a new operation, press so the pattern selection screen appears.
  • Page 151: Adjusting The Thread Tension

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS , or to advance the Adjusting the Thread Tension pattern to slightly before where sewing stopped. When embroidering, the thread tension should be set so that the upper thread can be slightly visible from the wrong side of the fabric.
  • Page 152: Automatic Thread Cutting (end Color Trim)

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS ■ If the Upper Thread Is Too Tight ■ If the Upper Thread Is Too Loose The upper thread is too tight when the bobbin The upper thread is too loose when there are loose thread is visible from the right side of the fabric.
  • Page 153: Changing The Embroidering Speed

    ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Changing the Embroidering Speed Changing the Thread Color Display From the following, select the thread color that appears Press in the embroidery color order display. You can change the thread color display on embroidery screen to the Press in the “MAX EMBROIDERY thread color name, the time to embroider each step or...
  • Page 154 ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Example: Displaying the thread number of Press “EMBROIDERY” Press Press beside on P. 2 of the screen to select the “#123”. → The thread color display is changed. → “EMBROIDERY” appears at the bottom. Press to select the thread brand.
  • Page 155: Using The Memory Function

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Embroidery Data Precautions Observe the following precautions when using embroidery data other than that created and saved in this machine. CAUTION • When using embroidery data other than our original patterns, the thread or needle may break when sewing with a stitch density that is too fine or when sewing three or more overlapping stitches.
  • Page 156: Computers And Operating Systems With The Following Specifications Can Be Used

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION ■ Computers and Operating Systems with the Following Specifications can be Used • Compatible models: IBM PC with a USB port as standard equipment IBM PC-compatible computer equipped with a USB port as standard equipment • Compatible operating systems: Microsoft Windows Me/2000/XP (Windows 98SE requires a driver.
  • Page 157: Saving Embroidery Patterns In The Machine's Memory

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION ■ If the Memory Is Full Saving Embroidery Patterns in the If the following screen appears, either the maximum Machine’s Memory number of patterns have been saved or the pattern that you want to save takes a lot of memory, and the machine cannot save it.
  • Page 158: Saving Embroidery Patterns To Usb Media (commercially Available)

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Saving Embroidery Patterns to USB Media (Commercially Available) When sending embroidery patterns from the machine to USB media, plug the USB media into the machine’s USB port. Depending on the type of USB media being used, either directly plug the USB device into the machine’s USB port or plug the USB Card Reader/ Writer into the machine’s USB port.
  • Page 159: Saving Embroidery Patterns To The Computer

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Saving Embroidery Patterns to the * Press to return to the original screen without Computer saving. Using the included USB cable, connect the sewing machine to your computer so that embroidery patterns can be retrieved from and saved to your computer. Note Do not turn off the machine while the “Saving”...
  • Page 160: Retrieving Embroidery Patterns From The Machine's Memory

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION With the pattern that you want to save Retrieving Embroidery Patterns from displayed in the sewing screen, press the Machine’s Memory Press Press * Press to return to the previous screen without saving the pattern. → The pocket selection screen appears. Select a pattern to be retrieved.
  • Page 161: Retrieving Embroidery Patterns From Usb Media (commercially Available)

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Press the key of the pattern you want to retrieve. * Press to return to the original screen. → The sewing screen appears. Retrieving Embroidery Patterns from Press USB Media (Commercially Available) You can retrieve a specific embroidery pattern from either directly USB media or a folder in the USB media.
  • Page 162: Retrieving Embroidery Patterns From The Computer

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Retrieving Embroidery Patterns from the Computer Plug the USB cable connectors into the corresponding USB port connectors on the computer and on the machine (see page 157). The “Removable Disk” icon appears in “My Computer” on the computer. →...
  • Page 163 USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press a Amount of memory used by the selected pattern → The sewing screen appears. CAUTION • When disconnecting the USB cable: Before disconnecting the USB cable, click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon in the taskbar of ®...
  • Page 164: Embroidery Applications

    EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Apply a thin layer of fabric glue or temporary Using a Frame Pattern to Make an spray adhesive to the back of the appliqué piece cut out in step , and then attach the Appliqué (1) appliqué...
  • Page 165: Using A Frame Pattern To Make An Appliqué (2)

    EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Remove the embroidery frame from the Using a Frame Pattern to Make an machine, and then cut around the outside of the stitching. Appliqué (2) This is a second method for making appliqués using embroidery patterns. With this method, there is no need to change the fabric in the embroidery frame.
  • Page 166 EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS...
  • Page 167: Chapter 6 Embroidery Edit

    Chapter Embroidery Edit AVAILABLE EDITING FUNCTIONS...........166 ■ Combined Patterns ......................166 ■ Move Patterns .......................166 ■ Rotate Patterns ......................166 ■ Enlarge or Reduce Patterns....................166 ■ Create Mirror Images ....................166 ■ Change Character Spacing ....................166 ■ Change Character Appearance/Layout................166 SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT ............167 Selecting One-point Patterns/Floral Patterns/Frame Patterns .......167 Alphabet Patterns....................168 EDITING PATTERNS................170...
  • Page 168: Available Editing Functions

    AVAILABLE EDITING FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE EDITING FUNCTIONS With the Embroidery Edit functions, you can change the size of patterns, rotate patterns, adjust the character spacing and layout, and perform many other editing operations. In addition, characters and patterns can be combined and rearranged within the 26 cm ×...
  • Page 169: Selecting Patterns To Edit

    SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT Attach the embroidery unit, prepare the machine for embroidering according to the instructions on page 120, and then press to display the screen shown below. One-point patterns Patterns saved in the machine’s memory (see page 158).
  • Page 170: Alphabet Patterns

    SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT Press Alphabet Patterns With the Embroidery Edit functions, you can edit the appearance of a character at the same time that you enter it. Press → The selected pattern appears in the screen. Continue with “EDITING PATTERNS” on page 170.
  • Page 171 SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT Press to change the layout of the Press pattern. → The embroidery edit screen appears. Layout of characters Continue with “EDITING PATTERNS” on page 170. Memo The layout of the characters appears in the upper-left corner of the screen. Select the layout.
  • Page 172: Editing Patterns

    EDITING PATTERNS EDITING PATTERNS Shows the size of the entire combined pattern. Shows the size of the pattern currently selected. Shows the distance from the center of frame. Shows the degree of rotation for the selected pattern. Shows the number of colors in the selected design. ■...
  • Page 173: Moving The Pattern

    EDITING PATTERNS Select the angle that the pattern is rotated. Moving the Pattern * Press to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the left. * Press to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the Press to move the pattern in the direction right.
  • Page 174: Changing The Size Of The Pattern

    EDITING PATTERNS Press Select the direction in which the size is changed. * Press to reduce the pattern proportionately. * Press to enlarge the pattern proportionately. * Press to reduce the pattern vertically. * Press to enlarge the pattern vertically. * Press to reduce the pattern horizontally.
  • Page 175: Deleting The Pattern

    EDITING PATTERNS Press Changing the Configuration of Character Patterns Press Deleting the Pattern Press to select the pattern to be deleted. Select the layout. Continue touching until the red frame * After selecting an arc layout, press encloses the pattern you wish to delete. Then press expand the arc.
  • Page 176: Changing The Character Spacing

    EDITING PATTERNS Changing the Character Spacing Changing the Color of Each Character in a Pattern Press Press so that it appears as . The machine will stop after each character is embroidered so the thread can be changed. Press * Press to widen the character spacing.
  • Page 177 EDITING PATTERNS Press to choose a new color If necessary, press to change the thread color display (see “Changing the from the color palette. Thread Color Display” on page 151). * You can scroll through 25 colors at a time using * To return to the original color, press .
  • Page 178: Creating A Custom Thread Table

    EDITING PATTERNS to select one of the thread Creating a Custom Thread Table brands in the machine. You can create a custom thread table containing the thread colors that you most often use. You can select thread colors from the machine’s extensive list of thread to enter a color’s 4-digit number.
  • Page 179: Choosing A Color From The Custom Thread Table

    EDITING PATTERNS Press to return to the original screen. Choosing a Color from the Custom Thread Table You can select a color from the up to 300 thread colors you have set in the custom thread table. Press ■ Adding a Color to the Custom Thread Table from the List Repeat the previous steps through...
  • Page 180: After Editing

    EDITING PATTERNS Press After Editing Press Color palette/Custom thread change key Color palette → The custom thread table will appear. Press to embroider the edited Press to choose a new color from the custom thread table. pattern. * Use to scroll through the custom * Press to return to the embroidery edit thread table.
  • Page 181: Combining Patterns

    COMBINING PATTERNS COMBINING PATTERNS This section will describe how to combine characters and embroidery patterns. Press Editing Combined Patterns Press Press Press on P. 1 of the screen.
  • Page 182 COMBINING PATTERNS Press Enter “WELCOME”. * For details on selecting characters, see page 125. * After entering “W“, press to change the size to M, then enter the remaining characters. * Press to view an image of all entered characters. Press Press...
  • Page 183 COMBINING PATTERNS Press to change the layout of the Press characters. * For details, see page 173. Press Press to adjust the position of the characters.
  • Page 184: Sewing Combined Patterns

    USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Sewing Combined Patterns Embroider according to the color order on the right side of the screen. Combined patterns will be embroidered in the order that they were entered. In this example, the embroider order will be as follows. For details, see “Sewing Embroidery Patterns”...
  • Page 185: Chapter 7 My Custom Stitch

    Chapter MY CUSTOM STITCH DESIGNING A STITCH..............184 ■ Examples of Custom Stitches ..................185 ENTERING STITCH DATA ..............186 ■ Key Functions ........................186 ■ Moving a Point ......................188 ■ Moving Part or All of the Design ...................189 ■ Inserting New Points .....................190 USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES ..........191 Storing Custom Stitches in Your List ..............191 ■...
  • Page 186: Designing A Stitch

    DESIGNING A STITCH DESIGNING A STITCH ™ Decide the spacing of the stitch. By using the MY CUSTOM STITCH function, you can register stitches you have created yourself. * By adjusting the spacing of a stitch, you can create various patterns with one stitch. Memo •...
  • Page 187: Examples Of Custom Stitches

    DESIGNING A STITCH ■ Examples of Custom Stitches Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch...
  • Page 188: Entering Stitch Data

    ENTERING STITCH DATA ENTERING STITCH DATA ■ Key Functions This area displays the stitch being created. Displays the number of the present set point over the total number of points in the stitch. Displays the y-coordinate of over the x-coordinate of Display Key Name Explanation...
  • Page 189 ENTERING STITCH DATA Press Press to add the point indicated by Press Select whether one stitch or three stitches will be sewn between the first two points. * To sew three stitches, press the key so that it appears to move to the coordinates of the first point on the grid sheet.
  • Page 190: Moving A Point

    ENTERING STITCH DATA ■ Moving a Point Press Press to move to the point that you want to move. * To move to the first point, press * To move to the last point, press * You can also move by using the touch pen.
  • Page 191: Moving Part Or All Of The Design

    ENTERING STITCH DATA ■ Moving Part or All of the Design Press to move the section. Press to move to the first point of the section that you want to move. * To move to the first point, press * To move to the last point, press * You can also move by using the touch pen.
  • Page 192: Inserting New Points

    ENTERING STITCH DATA ■ Inserting New Points to move the point. Press to move to a place on the design where you want to add a new point. * To move to the first point, press * To move to the last point, press * You can also move by using the touch pen.
  • Page 193: Using Stored Custom Stitches

    USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES ■ If the Memory Is Full Storing Custom Stitches in Your List If the following message appears after Stitch patterns created using the MY CUSTOM pressed, the stitch pattern cannot be stored because STITCH™...
  • Page 194: Saving The Retrieved Custom Stitches To Usb Media/computer

    USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES Select a custom stitch to be retrieved. Saving the Retrieved Custom Stitches * If the entire saved custom stitch cannot be displayed, to USB Media/Computer press to view the entire custom stitch. * Press to return to the previous screen without A custom stitch stored in the machine's memory can be retrieving the custom stitch.
  • Page 195: Chapter 8 Appendix

    Chapter Appendix CARE AND MAINTENANCE ..............194 Cleaning the LCD ....................194 Cleaning the Machine Casing ................194 Cleaning the Race ....................194 ADJUSTING THE SCREEN ..............196 Screen Visibility Is Low ..................196 Touch Panel Is Malfunctioning ................196 TROUBLESHOOTING ...............198 ERROR MESSAGES................201 ■ Alarm ..........................206 SPECIFICATIONS................207 UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE .........208 Upgrade Procedure Using USB Media ..............208...
  • Page 196: Care And Maintenance

    CARE AND MAINTENANCE CARE AND MAINTENANCE CAUTION • Be sure to unplug the machine before cleaning it. Otherwise, electric shock or injury may result. Grasp the bobbin case, and then pull it out. Cleaning the LCD If the surface of the LCD is dirty, lightly wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
  • Page 197 CARE AND MAINTENANCE Insert the bobbin case so that the projection on the bobbin case aligns with the spring. Projection Spring Insert the tabs on the needle plate cover into the needle plate, and then slide the cover back into place. Needle plate cover Tabs Note...
  • Page 198: Adjusting The Screen

    ADJUSTING THE SCREEN ADJUSTING THE SCREEN Screen Visibility Is Low Touch Panel Is Malfunctioning If the screen is difficult to read when the machine is If the screen does not respond correctly when a key is turned on, follow the procedure described below. pressed (the machine does not perform the operation or performs a different operation), follow the procedure Turn off the machine, hold your finger...
  • Page 199 ADJUSTING THE SCREEN Using the included touch pen, lightly touch the center of each , in order from 1 to 5. * If the buzzer sounds one time after you press number 5, the operation is finished, and the mark below 1 appears in black.
  • Page 200: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING TROUBLESHOOTING If you have a minor problem with your sewing machine, check the following solutions. If the solutions suggested do not correct the problem, contact your authorized dealer. Memo This machine is equipped with a simple troubleshooting feature that can be used in case minor problems occur during sewing.
  • Page 201 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Solution Page High-pitched sound while Dust or lint is caught in the feed dogs. Remove the dust or lint. sewing Pieces of thread are caught in the race (bobbin Clean the race (bobbin case). case). The upper threading is incorrect. Check the procedure for threading the machine and rethread it correctly.
  • Page 202 TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Solution Page Needle breaks The needle is installed incorrectly. Reinstall the needle correctly. The needle clamp screw is not tightened. Tighten the needle clamp screw. The needle is bent or blunt. Replace the needle with a new one. The thread or needle is not suitable for the type Check the table of fabric, thread and needle of fabric being sewn.
  • Page 203: Error Messages

    ERROR MESSAGES ERROR MESSAGES If the “Start/Stop button” or the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button is pressed before the machine is correctly set up or if an incorrect operation is performed, the machine stops and informs you of the error with an alarm and an error message.
  • Page 204 ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed when This message is displayed when you the upper thread is broken or not try to use the needle threader lever threaded correctly, and the “Start/ while twin needle sewing is set. Stop” button or the “Reverse/ Reinforcement Stitch”...
  • Page 205 ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed when This message is displayed when the memory in the USB media is is pressed while a utility full and the stitch or pattern cannot be saved. stitch is selected. This message is displayed when This message is displayed when a stitch other than a buttonhole stitch is pressed while the...
  • Page 206 ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed when This message is displayed when the “Start/Stop” button, “Reverse/ the machine is turned on while the Reinforcement Stitch” button is needle is lowered and the pressed while no pattern is embroidery unit is attached. selected.
  • Page 207 ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed when This message is displayed when the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” is pressed without an button is pressed while the embroidery unit is attached. embroidery card inserted. This message is displayed when This message is displayed when the “Start/Stop”...
  • Page 208: Alarm

    ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed when a This message is displayed when button on the screen is pressed the needle plate is removed with while the needle is lowered. the machine on or when the single- hole needle plate is installed when the machine is turned on in the embroidery or embroidery edit mode.
  • Page 209: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS Item Specification 51.1 cm (W) × 30.5 cm (H) × 25.8 cm (D) (approx. 20-1/8 inches Sewing Machine Dimensions (W) × 12 inches (H) × 10-1/8 inches (D)) 58.2 cm (W) × 31.9 cm (H) × 28.4 cm (D) (approx. 22-7/8 inches Case dimensions (W) ×...
  • Page 210: Upgrading Your Machine'ssoftware

    UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE You can use USB media or a computer to download software upgrades (file extension .up1) for your sewing machine. • Memo • When the machine’s software is upgraded, saved combinations of character and decorative stitches are erased. However, saved embroidery patterns are not erased.
  • Page 211: Upgrade Procedure Using Computer

    UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE Press Upgrade Procedure Using Computer While holding the “Presser Foot Lifter” button pressed, turn on the machine. → The following screen appears. Press → The message “Saving the upgrade file. Do not turn main power to OFF.” will appear. When the following screen appears, upgrading is completed.
  • Page 212: Adjusting The Alternate Bobbin Case (with No Color On The Screw)

    ADJUSTING THE ALTERNATE BOBBIN CASE (WITH NO COLOR ON THE SCREW) ADJUSTING THE ALTERNATE BOBBIN CASE (WITH NO COLOR ON THE SCREW) When using the embroidery bobbin thread provided, please be sure to choose the green marked bobbin case when performing utility stitch sewing and embroidery functions.
  • Page 213: Stitch Setting Chart

    STITCH SETTING CHART STITCH SETTING CHART Note When using the twin needle (see page 32), be sure to attach presser foot “J”. Stitch Width Stitch Length Stitch Presser Twin [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Name Applications Foot Needle Auto. Manual Auto.
  • Page 214 STITCH SETTING CHART Stitch Width Stitch Length Stitch Presser Twin [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Name Applications Foot Needle Auto. Manual Auto. Manual Overcasting stitch Reinforcing of heavyweight 2.5 - 5.0 1.0 - 4.0 fabric (3/16) (3/32 - 3/16) (3/32) (1/16 - 3/16) Overcasting stitch Reinforcing of medium,...
  • Page 215 STITCH SETTING CHART Stitch Width Stitch Length Stitch Presser Twin [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Name Applications Foot Needle Auto. Manual Auto. Manual Blind hem stitch Hemming woven fabrics 1.0 - 3.5 3← − →3 (1/16) (1/16 - 1/8) Blind hem stitch Hemming stretch fabric 1.0 - 3.5 3←...
  • Page 216 STITCH SETTING CHART Stitch Width Stitch Length Stitch Presser Twin [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Name Applications Foot Needle Auto. Manual Auto. Manual Hemstitching Decorative hems, triple straight 1.0 - 7.0 1.5 - 4.0 at left (1/16) (1/16 - 1/4) (3/32) (1/16 - 3/16) ( J )
  • Page 217 STITCH SETTING CHART Stitch Width Stitch Length Stitch Presser Twin [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Name Applications Foot Needle Auto. Manual Auto. Manual Hemstitching Decorative hems, smocking 1.5 - 7.0 1.0 - 4.0 (15/ (1/16 - 1/4) (1/16) (1/16 - 3/16) Hemstitching Decorative hems, smocking 1.5 - 7.0...
  • Page 218 STITCH SETTING CHART Stitch Width Stitch Length Stitch Presser Twin [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Name Applications Foot Needle Auto. Manual Auto. Manual Eyelet For making eyelets, holes on 7.0 6.0 5.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 belts, etc. (1/4 15/64 3/ (1/4) (1/4 15/64 3/16) (1/4)
  • Page 219: Index

    INDEX INDEX elongation key ................101 embroidery accessories ..................11 automatic thread cutting ............150 air vent ...................9 edges or corners ..............132 alarm ..................206 key functions ................128 alphabet patterns restarting from the beginning ..........147 character/decorative stitches .............95 ribbons or tape ............... 132 alternate bobbin case ............
  • Page 220 INDEX pin tucks ..................60 point delete key ................187 handle .................... 9 power cord ...................16 handwheel ..................9 presser foot ...................10 hard case ..................13 replacing ...................34 heirloom stitching ................. 77 presser foot code ..............17 horizontal mirror image key ..........101 presser foot holder ..............
  • Page 221 INDEX thread fabric/thread/needle combinations ..........37 thread color display ..............151 thread cutter ................9 thread cutter button ............11 thread density key ...............102 thread guide ..............9 thread guide plate ............9 thread settings key ............. 138 thread take-up lever check window ......... 9 thread tension ..............
  • Page 224 English 882-U80 XD0954 - 151 1 Printed in Taiwan...

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