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Getting Ready Sewing Basics Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine Operation Manual Utility Stitches Product Code:882-S96 Character/ Decorative Stitches Embroidery Embroidery Edit My Custom Stitch Appendix http://solutions.brother.com Please visit us at when you can get product support and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).
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.
Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this manual. Use accessories recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual. The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice. For additional product information, visit our web site at www.brother.com SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS This machine is intended for household use.
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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.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE SPECIAL FEATURES Check operations and view advice on the large LCD (liquid crystal display). Prepare the bobbin thread with one touch. The automatic thread tension makes trial sewing unnecessary. Automatic threading makes threading quick and easy. Getting Ready Sewing Basics To learn the operation of the principal...
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 explain your sewing machine’s basic operation procedures for someone who is using the sewing machine for the first time. If you want to sew utility stitches or character/ decorative stitches, read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, then go on to Chapter 3 (Utility Stitches) or Chapter 4 (Character/ Decorative Stitches).
Contents CONTENTS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ....i Appliqué ................73 Shelltuck Stitches ..............74 WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE ..vi Scallop Stitches ..............75 HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL ......vii Top Stitching .................75 NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR Smocking Stitches ..............76 FUNCTIONS ............1 Fagoting ................76 Machine .................
Contents Chapter 7 MY CUSTOM STITCH Hooping the Fabric in the Embroidery Frame .....139 Embroidering Small Fabrics or Fabric Edges .......141 DESIGNING A STITCH ........200 ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME..143 ENTERING STITCH DATA ....... 202 CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION ..144 USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES....
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS The names of the various parts of the sewing machine and their functions are described below. Before using the sewing machine, carefully read these descriptions to learn the names of the machine parts. Machine ■...
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Needle and Presser Foot Section Embroidery Unit a Presser foot holder a Carriage The presser foot is attached onto the presser foot holder. The carriage moves the embroidery frame automatically when embroidering. b Presser foot b Release button (located under the embroidery unit) The presser foot applies pressure consistently on the fabric as sewing takes place.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Operation Buttons Included Accessories Pull the top of the flat bed attachment to open the accessory compartment. a “Start/Stop” button Press this button and the machine will sew a few stitches at a slow speed and then begin sewing at the speed set by the sewing speed controller.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS → Included Accessories 75/11 2 needles 90/14 2 needles 90/14 2 needles: Ball point needle (gold colored) Included Accessories 31-34 are contained in the embroidery unit carrying case.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS See Circular Attachment Instruction Manual for detailed instruction. See Operation Manual Addendum for detailed instruction. Part Code Part Code Part Name U.S.A./ Part Name U.S.A./ Others Others Canada Canada 37 Grid sheet set SA507 GS3:X81277-150 Buttonhole foot “A”...
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Part Code Memo Part Name U.S.A./ Others Canada • Always use accessories recommended for this machine. 3 No. 27 Birds SA327 XA4289-001 No. 28 Christmas SA328 XA4502-001 • The screw of the presser foot holder is avail- No.
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...
LCD SCREEN LCD SCREEN When switching on the machine, the screen will display the name of the machine. Touch the screen to display the utility stitch. Either “1-01 Straight stitch (Left)” or “1-03 Straight stitch (Middle)” is selected, depending on the setting selected in the setting screen (See page 12). Press a key with your finger to select the stitch pattern, to select a machine function, or to select an operation indicated on the key.
LCD SCREEN ■ Key Functions Display Key Name Explanation Page Utility stitch key Press this key to select a straight stitch, zigzag stitch, buttonhole, blind hem stitch, or other stitches commonly used in garment construction. Character/Decorative Press this key to select character or decorative stitch patterns. stitch key Embroidery key Attach the embroidery unit and press this key to sew embroidery.
LCD SCREEN Display Key Name Explanation Page Stitch selection Press the key of the pattern you want to sew. Use display change selection screens. 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.
LCD SCREEN Using the Machine Setting Mode Key Press to change the default machine settings (needle stop position, embroidery speed, opening display, etc.) Press to display the different settings screens. Memo • This function will be available in future technology upgrades. •...
LCD SCREEN General settings a Change the brightness of the LCD (see page 15). b Select the needle stop position (the needle position when the machine is not operating) to be up or down. c Turn the buzzer ON/OFF. d Turn the Needle Area and Work Area Lights ON/OFF. e Turn the opening screen display ON/OFF.
LCD SCREEN Embroidery settings a Select from among 10 embroidery frame displays (see page 158). b Change the thread color display on the embroidery screen; thread number, color name or each time to embroider (see page 156). c When the thread number #123 is selected, select among six thread brands (see page 156). d Adjust the maximum embroidery speed setting (see page 156).
LCD SCREEN ■ Adjusting Screen Brightness On the BRIGHTNESS OF LCD display, use Note to adjust the screen • All or part of the screen may sometimes become darker or lighter because of brightness. changes in the air temperature or other changes in the environment around the Press to make the screen darker.
LCD SCREEN ■ Choosing the Display Language Press → The Sewing settings screen appears. Press → The General settings screen appears. to choose the display language. Choose from the following languages: [ENGLISH], [GERMAN], [FRENCH], [ITALIAN], [DUTCH], [SPANISH], [DANISH], [FINNISH], [SWEDISH], [PORTUGEUSE], [RUSSIAN], [NORWEGIAN] or [JAPANESE].
LCD SCREEN Using the Machine Operation Mode Key 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. displays information about displays information about displays information about the main parts of the machine and their the operation buttons.
LCD SCREEN Example: Displaying information about Press to return to the original upper threading screen. Press Using the Pattern Explanation Press → The lower half of the screen will change. If you want to know more about the uses of a stitch pattern, select the pattern and press to see an explanation of the stitch selection.
LOWER THREADING LOWER THREADING Turn the main power to ON. Winding the Bobbin Align the groove in the bobbin with the spring on the bobbin winder shaft, and set the bobbin on the shaft. → → → Press in that order to display a video example of bobbin winding on the LCD (see page 18).
LOWER THREADING Pass the thread under the pin, and pass the thread around the pretension disk making CAUTION sure that the thread is under the pretension disk. • If the thread spool and/or spool cap are set incorrectly, the thread may tangle on the spool pin and cause the needle to break.
LOWER THREADING ■ Using the Spool Pin Set the bobbin holder to the left, until it clicks into place. You can use the main spool pin to wind the bobbin before sewing. You cannot use this spool pin to wind the bobbin while sewing. a Bobbin holder (switch) Memo When the bobbin holder is set to the left, it...
LOWER THREADING Push the spool cap onto the spool pin as far Setting the Bobbin as possible, then return the spool pin to its original position. Holding the thread with your hands, slide → → → Press the thread into the grooves on the thread guide plate.
LOWER THREADING Set the bobbin in the bobbin case so that Insert the tab in the lower-left corner of the the thread unwinds to the left. bobbin cover, and then lightly press down on the right side to close the cover. Hold the bobbin lightly with your right hand, and then guide the thread with your Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread...
LOWER THREADING Press the “Needle Position” button to raise the needle. Gently pull the upper thread, and a loop of the bobbin thread will come out of the hole in the needle plate. Pull up the bobbin thread, then pass it under the presser foot and pull it about 100 mm (approx.
UPPER THREADING UPPER THREADING Turn the main power to ON. Threading Using the “Automatic Press the “Needle Position” button to raise Threading” Button the needle. → → → Press in that order to display a video example of the operation on the LCD (see page 18). Follow the steps explained below to complete the operation.
UPPER THREADING Press the “Automatic Threading” button to Memo have the machine automatically thread the When sewing with fine, cross-wound thread, needle. use the small spool cap, and leave a small space between the cap and the thread spool. a Spool cap (small) b Thread spool (cross-wound thread) c Space Holding the thread with your hands, slide...
UPPER THREADING Turn the main power to ON. Note When the “Automatic Threading” button is Turn the handwheel so that the line on the pressed, the presser foot will be automatically machine is aligned with the line on the lowered. handwheel.
UPPER THREADING Push the spool cap onto the spool pin as far Pull the thread under the thread path guide. as possible, then return the spool pin to its original position. CAUTION • If the thread spool and/or spool cap are set incorrectly, the thread may tangle on the spool pin and cause the needle to break.
UPPER THREADING Lower the presser foot lever. Using the Twin Needle Mode The twin needle can only be used for patterns that show after being selected. Before you select a stitch pattern, make sure the stitch can be sewn in the twin needle mode (refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART”...
UPPER THREADING Pass the thread through the needle bar Hold the thread from the spool with both thread guides on the needle bar, then hands, and place the thread in the thread thread the needle on the left side. guide. Do not place the thread in the bobbin winding thread guide.
UPPER THREADING Select a stitch pattern. (Example: Using Threads that Unwind Quickly Refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual for proper stitch to use with presser foot “J”. ■ Using the Spool Net → The Selected stitch is displayed. If using transparent nylon thread, metallic thread, or Note other strong thread, place the included spool net...
CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT CAUTION • Always press on the screen 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. •...
CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT Lower the presser foot lever. Insert the Attaching the Walking Foot screw, and tighten the screw securely with the screwdriver. The walking foot holds the fabric between the presser foot and the feed dogs to feed the fabric. This enables you to have better fabric control when sewing difficult fabrics (such as quilting or velvet) or fabrics that slip easily (such as vinyl...
CHANGING THE NEEDLE CHANGING THE NEEDLE CAUTION • Always press on the screen 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.
CHANGING THE NEEDLE With the flat side of the needle facing the back, insert the new needle all the way to the top of the needle stopper (viewing window) in the needle clamp. Use a screwdriver to securely tighten the needle clamp screw.
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.
Chapter Sewing Basics SEWING ....................38 Sewing a Stitch......................38 ■ Using the Foot Controller....................39 Sewing Reinforcement Stitches ................40 Sewing Curves ......................40 Changing Sewing Direction ..................40 Sewing Heavyweight Fabrics...................41 ■ If the Fabric does not Fit under the Presser Foot .............41 ■ If the Fabric does not Feed at the Beginning of Stitching..........41 Sewing Lightweight Fabrics ..................41 STITCH SETTINGS ................42 Setting the Stitch Width ..................42...
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. •...
SEWING Press the “Start/Stop” button to start Note sewing. • When cutting thread thicker than #30, nylon Guide the fabric lightly by hand. thread, or other decorative threads, use the thread cutter on the side of the machine. When the needle has stopped moving, raise the presser foot and remove the fabric.
SEWING Slowly depress the foot controller to start Sewing Curves sewing. Sew slowly while keeping the seam parallel with the fabric edge as you guide the fabric around the curve. Memo The speed set using the sewing speed con- troller is the foot controller’s maximum sewing speed.
SEWING ■ If the Fabric does not Feed at the Sewing Heavyweight Fabrics Beginning of Stitching If the fabric does not feed when starting to sew or The sewing machine can sew fabrics up to 6 mm when sewing thick seams, press the black button on (approx.
STITCH SETTINGS STITCH SETTINGS When you select a stitch, your machine automatically selects the appropriate stitch width, stitch length, and upper thread tension. However, if needed, you can change any of the individual settings. Note • Settings for some stitches cannot be changed (refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual).
STITCH SETTINGS ■ Proper Thread Tension Press to lengthen the stitch length. The upper and lower threads should cross near the center of the fabric. If the thread tension is not properly set, the seam may have a poor finish or the fabric may pucker.
USEFUL FUNCTIONS USEFUL FUNCTIONS Set the fabric in the start position and start Automatic Reinforcement sewing. Stitching After selecting a stitch pattern, turn on the automatic reinforcement stitching function 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.
USEFUL FUNCTIONS Set the fabric in the start position and start Automatic Thread Cutting sewing. After selecting a stitch pattern, turn on the automatic thread cutting function 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, and trim the threads at the end of sewing.
USEFUL FUNCTIONS ■ Using the Knee Lifter Locking the Screen Using the knee lifter, you can raise and lower the presser foot with your knee, leaving both hands free If the screen is locked before starting to sew, the to handle the fabric. various settings such as the stitch width and stitch Align the tabs on the knee lifter with the length are locked and cannot be changed.
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES Selecting a Stitch ■ Stitch Selection Screens There are 5 categories of Utility Stitches. indicates that there is more than one stitch selection screen for that category. Straight/Overcasting/Quilting Stitches Decorative Stitches Heirloom Stitches Buttonholes/Bar tacks Multi-directional Sewing...
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES ■ Using the Mirror Image Key Turn the main power to ON. → Either “1-01 Straight stitch (Left)” or “1-03 Straight Depending on the type of utility stitch you select, you may be able to sew a horizontal mirror image of stitch (Middle)”...
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES Press to change the thread color of Saving Your Stitch Settings the stitch on the screen. The settings for the zigzag stitch width, stitch Press to display an enlarged image of the length, thread tension, automatic thread cutting, automatic reinforcement stitching, etc., are preset stitch.
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES Press the numbered key of the settings to be Press retrieved. Press to return to the original screen without retrieving settings. → The settings are saved and the original screen automatically appears. Memo a Numbered keys If you try to save settings when there are already 5 sets of settings saved for a stitch, a Press message will appear.
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES Example: Displaying information about Read the explanations and select the overcasting appropriate stitch. Press to scroll the page. Press → The screen displays directions for sewing the → The advice screen is displayed. selected stitch. Follow the directions to sew the stitch. Press Press to view the next page.
SEWING THE STITCHES SEWING THE STITCHES Straight Stitches Stitch width Stitch length Presser Twin [mm (inch.)] [mm (inch.)] Stitch Stitch name Applications foot needle Auto. Manual Auto. Manual Straight stitch (Left) General sewing, gather, pintuck, etc. Reverse stitch is sewn while 0.0 - 7.0 0.2 - 5.0 pressing “Reverse/...
SEWING THE STITCHES Select a stitch. CAUTION Be sure the needle does not strike a basting pin, or any other objects, during sewing. The thread could tangle or the needle could break, causing injury. When sewing is completed, hold the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Using the Straight Stitch Needle Plate and the Straight Stitch Foot The straight stitch needle plate and the straight stitch foot can only be used for straight stitches (middle needle position stitches). Use the straight stitch needle plate and the straight stitch foot when sewing thin fabrics or when sewing small pieces which tend to sink into the hole of the regular needle plate...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Basting Set the straight stitch needle plate in place and use the screwdriver to tighten the plate. Select and attach presser foot “J”. Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew reinforcement stitches, then continue sewing. Insert the bobbin case in its original position, and then attach the needle plate cover.
SEWING THE STITCHES Iron the dart to one side so that it is flat. Dart Seam Select and attach presser foot “J”. Sew a reverse stitch at the beginning of the dart and then sew from the wide end to the other end without stretching the fabric.
SEWING THE STITCHES Sew two rows of straight stitches parallel to Flat Fell Seam the seam line, then trim excess thread leaving 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16 inches). Use for reinforcing seams and finishing edges neatly. Select and attach presser foot “J”. Sew the finish line, then cut half of the seam allowance from the side on which the flat fell seam will lie.
SEWING THE STITCHES Fold the longer seam allowance around the Select and attach presser foot “I”. shorter one, and sew the edge of the fold. Sew a straight stitch along the fold. When the automatic thread cutting and automatic reinforcement stitching are preset, reinforcement stitches will be sewn automatically at the beginning of sewing.
SEWING THE STITCHES Zigzag Stitches Zigzag stitches are useful for overcasting, appliqué, patchwork, and many other applications. Select a stitch, and attach presser foot “J”. If the stitch which you select has a double mark “ ” at the top of the key display, you can sew reverse stitches by holding the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Patchwork (for Crazy Quilt) Snap the cord guide bobbin cover into place, making sure that the gimp thread can Turn back the desired width of fabric and position it be fed freely. over the lower fabric, then sew so that the stitch bridges both pieces of fabric.
SEWING THE STITCHES Overcasting Use for the beginning and end of seams in skirts or trousers, and the beginning and end of all cuttings. Use presser foot “G”, presser foot “J”, or the side cutter attachment depending on the kind of overcasting stitch you select.
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.
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 hand- wheel by hand to check that the needle does Make a cut of approximately 20 mm not touch the side cutter.
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”...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Piecing ■ Quilting Sewing two pieces of fabric together is called Sewing together the quilt top, batting, and backing is piecing. When cutting pieces for quilt blocks, make called quilting. You can sew the quilt with the sure the seam allowance is 6.5 mm (approx.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Appliqué Select and attach presser foot “J”. Trace the pattern onto the appliqué fabric and then cut around it, leaving a 3 to 5 mm Use the quilting appliqué stitch to attach (approx. 1/8 to 3/16 inch) seam allowance. the appliqué.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Quilting with Satin Stitches Press to use the speed control slide Use the foot controller to sew with satin stitches. If to control the stitch width. you set the speed control slide to control the stitch width, you can make subtle changes in the stitch Set the width control to “ON”.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Free-motion Quilting Lower the feed dog position switch, located With free-motion quilting, the feed dogs can be at the rear of the base of the machine, to lowered (using the feed dog position switch) so that the fabric can be moved freely in any direction.
SEWING THE STITCHES Blind Hem Stitches Select from these stitches to sew the hems or cuffs of dresses, blouses, pants, or skirts. Stitch width Stitch length Presser Twin [mm (inch.)] [mm (inch.)] Stitch Stitch name Applications foot needle Auto. Manual Auto.
SEWING THE STITCHES Remove the basting stitches and turn the Appliqué fabric over. Use a temporary spray adhesive, fabric glue or a basting stitch to attach the appliqué to the fabric. This will keep the fabric from moving during sewing. a Wrong side of fabric b Right side of fabric Memo...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Sewing Sharp Curves To make rows of shell tuck stitches, fold the fabric in half along the bias. Stop the machine with the needle in the fabric 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.
SEWING THE STITCHES Scallop Stitches Top Stitching This wave-shaped running stitch is called the For a decorative look called “Crazy Quilting”, the scallop stitch. Use this stitch to decorate the edges following stitches can be sewn on top of a pressed of blouse collars and handkerchiefs or use it as a seam allowance.
SEWING THE STITCHES Sew the spaces between the straight seams. Smocking Stitches Use smocking stitches for decorative sewing on clothes, etc. Select a straight stitch and attach presser foot “J”. Set the stitch length to 4.0 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) and loosen the upper thread tension to approximately 2.0 (See pages 42 through 43).
SEWING THE STITCHES Attach presser foot “J”. Align the center of Place the tape over the gather, and hold it the presser foot with the middle of the in place with basting pins. space between the fabrics and begin sewing. a Tape Select a Basting stitches...
SEWING THE STITCHES Start sewing. Heirloom Example: Illustration of finished product ■ Hemstitching (1) (Daisy Stitch) Use for sewing tablecloths, decorative hems, and decorative stitching on shirt fronts. Memo Use a light to medium weight homespun fabric with a little stiffness. Insert a type 130/705H, size 100/16 Wing needle.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Hemstitching (3) Press to create a mirror image of the Pull out several threads from both sides of stitch. the 4 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) area which are not yet open. Sew the opposite side to keep the stitch symmetrical.
SEWING THE STITCHES One-step Buttonholes With one-step buttonholes, you can make buttonholes appropriate to the size of your button. Stitch width Stitch length Presser Twin [mm (inch.)] [mm (inch.)] Stitch Stitch name Applications foot needle Auto. Manual Auto. Manual Narrow rounded Buttonhole on light to medium 3.0 - 5.0 0.2 - 1.0...
SEWING THE STITCHES One-step buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below. a Reinforcement stitching Select a buttonhole stitch, and attach Pull out the button holder plate on the buttonhole foot “A”. presser foot, and insert the button that will be put through the buttonhole.
SEWING THE STITCHES Align the presser foot with the mark on the Gently hold the end of the upper thread, fabric, and lower the presser foot. and then start sewing. Feed the fabric carefully by hand while the buttonhole is sewn. a Mark on the fabric b Marks on the presser foot →...
SEWING THE STITCHES Once sewing is completed, gently pull the Memo gimp thread to remove any slack, and trim For keyhole buttonholes, use the eyelet punch off any excess. to make a hole in the rounded end of the but- tonhole.
SEWING THE STITCHES Four-step Buttonholes You can sew 4-step buttonholes using the following 4 stitches together. You can sew any desired length for the buttonhole when using 4-step buttonholes. 4-step buttonholes are a good option when attaching oversize buttons. Note When changing the stitch settings for the left side of the buttonhole, make sure that all setting should be changed to match.
SEWING THE STITCHES Press the “Start/Stop” button to start sewing. Sew the desired length for the buttonhole and press the “Start/Stop” button again. Select stitch to sew the bar tack and press the “Start/Stop” button. → The machine will automatically stop after sewing the bar tack.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Darning Use darning stitches for mending and other applications. Stitch width Stitch length Presser Twin [mm (inch.)] [mm (inch.)] Stitch 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)
SEWING THE STITCHES Lower the buttonhole lever so that it is positioned behind the metal bracket on the buttonhole foot. a Buttonhole lever a Metal bracket Gently hold the end of the upper thread, and then press the “Start/Stop” button to start the machine.
SEWING THE STITCHES Bar Tacks Use bar tacks to reinforce areas that will be subject to strain, such as pocket corners. Stitch width Stitch length Presser Twin [mm (inch.)] [mm (inch.)] Stitch Stitch name Applications foot needle Auto. Manual Auto. Manual Bar tack Reinforcement at opening of...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Bar Tacks on Thick Fabrics Lower the buttonhole lever so that it is positioned behind the metal bracket on the Place a piece of folded fabric or cardboard beside buttonhole foot. the fabric being sewn to level the buttonhole foot and allow for easier feeding.
SEWING THE STITCHES Button Sewing Buttons can be sewn on using the machine. Buttons with 2 or 4 holes can be attached. Stitch width Stitch length Presser Twin [mm (inch.)] [mm (inch.)] Stitch Stitch name Applications foot needle Auto. Manual Auto.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Attaching 4 Hole Buttons Tie the ends of the bobbin thread from the beginning and end of sewing together on Sew the two holes closest to you. Then raise the the wrong side of the fabric. presser foot and move the fabric so that the needle goes into the next two holes, and sew them in the Note...
SEWING THE STITCHES Eyelet Use this stitch for making belt holes and other similar applications. Stitch width Stitch length Presser Twin [mm (inch.)] [mm (inch.)] Stitch 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.
SEWING THE STITCHES Set the needle in the fabric at the sewing Multi-directional Sewing start point, and sew seam “1” as shown. (Straight Stitch and Zigzag Stitch) Use these stitch patterns to attach patches or emblems to pant legs, shirt sleeves, etc. Remove the flat bed attachment to create the free arm function.
SEWING THE STITCHES Press the seam allowance open and attach Zipper Insertion the zipper with a basting stitch in the middle of each side of the zipper tape. ■ Centered Zipper Use for bags and other such applications. Select a Basting stitches b Zipper c Wrong side Remove presser foot “J”.
SEWING THE STITCHES Press the seam allowance open and align the folded hem along the teeth of the CAUTION zipper, while maintaining 3 mm (approx. 1/8 inch) of sewing space. Make sure the needle does not strike the zipper during sewing. If the needle strikes the zipper, the needle may break, leading to injury.
SEWING THE STITCHES Set the presser foot in the 3 mm (approx. Remove the presser foot, and reattach it so 1/8 inch) margin. that the left side of the pin is attached to the presser foot holder. Starting from the end of the zipper opening, When sewing the left side of the zipper, the needle sew to a point about 50 mm (approx.
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS Press to display the screen below. a Decorative stitch patterns b 7mm decorative stitch patterns. You can set stitch length and width. c Satin stitch patterns d 7mm satin stitch patterns. You can set stitch length and width. e Cross stitch f Utility decorative stitch patterns g Alphabet characters (gothic font)
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS ■ Stitch Selection Screens There are 9 categories of Character/Decorative stitch patterns. indicates that there is more than one stitch selection screen for that category. Decorative Stitch Patterns 7mm Decorative Stitch Patterns Satin Stitch Patterns 7mm Satin Stitch Patterns Cross Stitch Utility Decorative Stitch Patterns Alphabet Characters...
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS Selecting Decorative Stitch Alphabet Characters Patterns/7mm Decorative Stitch Patterns/Satin Stitch Patterns/ Press to select a 7mm Satin Stitch Patterns/Cross font. Stitch/Utility Decorative Stitch Patterns Select the category of the pattern you want to sew. Press the key of the stitch pattern you want to sew.
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS ■ Deleting Characters ■ Character Spacing Adjustment Press to display the setting screen. Press to delete the last character. Press to adjust character spacing. Press to increase and press to decrease the character spacing. Memo Characters are deleted individually starting with the last character entered.
SEWING STITCH PATTERNS SEWING STITCH PATTERNS Sewing Attractive Finishes To achieve attractive results when sewing character/decorative stitches, check the table below for the proper fabric/needle/thread combinations. Note • Other factors, such as fabric thickness, stabilizer material, etc., also have an effect on the stitch, so you should always sew a few trial stitches before beginning your project.
SEWING STITCH PATTERNS Memo Making Adjustments If the fabric is pulled or pushed during sewing, the pattern may not turn out correctly. Also, Your stitch pattern may sometimes turn out poorly, depending on the pattern, there may be move- depending on the type or thickness of fabric, the ment to the left and right as well as front and stabilizer material used, sewing speed, etc.
SEWING STITCH PATTERNS Sew the stitch pattern again. Press , and then adjust the pattern If the stitch pattern still comes out poorly, make with the FINE ADJUST VERTI. or HORIZ. adjustments again. Adjust until the stitch pattern comes out correctly. displays.
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS EDITING STITCH PATTERNS ■ Key Functions You can create just the finish you want using the editing functions. Make patterns larger or smaller, make mirror images, etc. Note • Some editing functions cannot be used with certain stitch patterns. Only the functions for the displayed keys are available when a pattern is selected.
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS Display Key Name Explanation Page Single/Repeat sewing Press this key to choose single stitches or continuous stitches. Elongation key When 7mm satin stitch patterns are selected, press this key to choose from 5 automatic length settings, without changing the stitch zigzag width or stitch length settings.
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS Changing the Length (for 7mm Creating a Horizontal Mirror Satin Stitch Patterns Only) Image To create a horizontal mirror image, select a stitch When stitch patterns are selected, press pattern then press choose from 5 automatic length settings, without changing the stitch zigzag width or stitch length settings.
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS Changing Thread Density Checking the Image (for Satin Stitch Patterns Only) You can display an actual size image of the selected stitch pattern. You can also check and After selecting the pattern, press to select change the colors of the image on the screen. your preferred thread density.
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS Press to display the enlarged image. to view any part of the image that extends out of the viewable display area. Press to return to the original screen. Memo You can also sew from this screen when the presser foot symbol is displayed.
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.
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS Press Select → The display returns to the stitch selection screen. Press Press Memo Patterns are deleted individually starting with the last pattern entered by pressing Press to sew the pattern continuously. Press to view the completed pattern (see page 108).
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS Press to sew continuously. Combining Large and Small Stitch Patterns Example: → The entered pattern is repeated. Combining Horizontal Mirror Press Image Stitch Patterns → The large size stitch will be selected. Example: Press again, then press to select the small size.
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS Combining Stitch Patterns of Press Different Length Example: Press again, then press Press , then press once. → The pattern is flipped along a vertical axis. → The length of the image is set to Press Select again, then press 3 times.
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS Example: Press Press Press → The entered pattern is repeated. Making Step Stitch Patterns (for 7mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only) You can use the keys with 7mm satin stitch patterns to create a step effect. → The next stitch pattern will move to the right. Stitch patterns sewn so that they create a step effect are called step stitch patterns.
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.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION ■ Trademarks • Secure Digital (SD) Card is a registered trademark or a trademark of SD Card Association. • CompactFlash is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sandisk Corporation. • Memory Stick is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sony Corporation. •...
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Saving Stitch Patterns in the Machine’s Memory Press to return to the original screen without saving. You can save often-used stitch patterns in the machine’s memory. The machine’s memory can hold up to 20 stitch patterns. Note •...
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Choose a stitch pattern to delete. Press Press so the pattern saved in that pocket If you decide not to delete the stitch pattern, press appears. If the entire saved stitch pattern is not displayed, press to view the entire stitch pattern.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Insert the USB media into the USB port Saving Stitch Patterns to USB connector on the machine. Media (Commercially Available) When sending stitch patterns from the machine to USB media, plug the USB media into the machine’s USB port.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Saving Stitch Patterns in the Computer Using the included USB cable, the stitch machine can be connected to your computer, and the stitch patterns can be temporarily retrieved from and saved on your computer. Note •...
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Select the stitch pattern’s .pmu file and Choose a stitch pattern to retrieve. copy the file to the computer. Press so the pattern saved in that pocket appears. If the entire saved stitch pattern is not displayed, press to view the entire stitch pattern.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press the key of the stitch pattern you want Recalling from USB Media to recall. You can recall a specific stitch pattern from either directly USB media or a folder in the USB media. If the stitch pattern is under the folder, move down layers of folders following a path to it.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Recalling from the Computer Plug the USB cable connector into the corresponding USB connectors for the computer and for the machine (see page 121). On the computer, open “My Computer” then go to “Removable Disk”. →...
BEFORE EMBROIDERING Push the black button on the presser foot Attaching Embroidery Foot “W” holder and remove the presser foot. CAUTION • When attaching a presser foot, always press on the screen. You may accidentally press the “Start/Stop” button and possibly cause injury.
BEFORE EMBROIDERING Use the included screwdriver to firmly Turn the main power to OFF, and remove tighten the screw of the presser foot holder. the flat bed attachment. Open the cover of the connection port. CAUTION • Use the included screwdriver to firmly tighten the screw of the presser foot holder.
BEFORE EMBROIDERING Turn the main power to ON. → The following message will appear. CAUTION • Always remove the embroidery frame before Press pressing . Otherwise, the frame may strike the embroidery foot, and possibly cause injury. • The embroidery unit will not fit in the storage case if this step is not done.
SELECTING PATTERNS SELECTING PATTERNS ■ Copyright Information The patterns stored in the sewing machine and embroidery cards are intended for private use only. Any public or commercial use of copyrighted patterns is an infringement of copyright law and is strictly prohibited. There are many character and decorative embroidery patterns stored in the machine’s memory (see the “QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE”...
SELECTING PATTERNS ■ Pattern Selection Screens There are 7 categories of patterns in this machine. indicates that there is more than one pattern selection screen for that category. Embroidery patterns Heirloom patterns Border patterns Alphabet characters Cross stitch patterns Floral alphabet patterns Frame patterns...
SELECTING PATTERNS Press to create a mirror image of the Selecting Embroidery Patterns/ Heirloom Patterns/Border pattern as needed. Patterns/Cross stitch Patterns/ If you make a mistake selecting the pattern, press the key of the pattern you want to embroider. Floral alphabet Patterns Select the category of the pattern you want to embroider.
SELECTING PATTERNS Press to change the Selecting Alphabet Character Patterns selection screen, and then enter the characters that you want to embroider. If you want to change the size of a character, select Press the character and then press to change the size.
SELECTING PATTERNS Press Selecting Frame Patterns Press Press the key of the frame shape you want to embroider in the top part of the screen. → The sewing screen is displayed. Proceed to see “VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN” on page 136 to embroider the pattern.
SELECTING PATTERNS Proceed to see “VIEWING THE SEWING Insert the card completely into the slot on SCREEN” on page 136 to embroider the the right side of the machine. pattern. Insert the embroidery card so that the end with a printed arrow is facing the front.
VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN a Shows the presser foot code. Attach embroidery foot “W” for all embroidery projects. When the foot presser symbol is displayed on the screen, you are able to sew. b Shows the boundary for embroidering with the extra large frame (30 cm × 18 cm (approx. 12 inches × 7 inches)). c Shows a preview of the selected pattern.
VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN ■ Key Functions Using these keys, you can change the size of the pattern, rotate the pattern, etc. Display Key Name Explanation Page Image key Press this key for a preview of the sewn image. Arrow keys Press an arrow key to move the pattern in the direction shown by the arrow.
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).
PREPARING THE FABRIC Hooping the Fabric in the Embroidery Frame ■ Types of Embroidery Frames Extra Large Large Medium Small Can embroider an area Can embroider an area Can embroider an area Can embroider an area 30 cm × 18 cm 18 cm ×...
PREPARING THE FABRIC ■ Inserting the Fabric Slightly tighten the frame adjustment screw, and then remove the slack in the fabric by Note pulling on the edges and corners. Do not • If the fabric is placed loose in the embroidery loosen the screw.
PREPARING THE FABRIC Return the frame adjustment screw to its Remove the embroidery sheet. initial position. ■ Using the Embroidery Sheet When you want to embroider the pattern in a Embroidering Small Fabrics or particular place, use the embroidery sheet with the frame.
ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME Note Wind and insert the bobbin before attaching the embroidery frame. Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to Lower the frame-securing lever to be level raise the presser foot. with the frame to secure the embroidery frame in the embroidery frame holder.
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION The pattern is normally positioned in the center of the embroidery frame. You can check the layout before starting embroidery and change the position. Checking the Pattern Position From , press the key for the position The embroidery frame moves and shows the that you want to check.
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION Press to return to the original Previewing the Completed Pattern screen. Press → An image of the pattern as it will be embroidered appears. Press to select the frame used in the preview. Frames displayed in light gray cannot be selected. Press to see a full screen preview.
SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN Sewing Attractive Finishes There are many factors that go into sewing beautiful embroidery. Using the appropriate stabilizer (see page 138) and hooping the fabric in the frame (see page 139) are two important factors mentioned earlier. Another important point is the appropriateness of the needle and thread being used.
SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN Remove the thread for the first color from Sewing Embroidery Patterns the machine. Thread the machine with the next color. Repeat the same steps for embroidering the Example: remaining colors. → When the last color is sewn, “Finish sewing” will appear on the display.
SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN ■ When Threading Manually Sewing Embroidery Patterns Thread the machine manually with the first Which Use Appliqué color (see “Threading Manually” on page 27). There are some patterns which call for an appliqué inside the pattern. When sewing an embroidery pattern with an appliqué, the color sewing order display shows “Appliqué...
SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN Remove the appliqué material from the Apply a thin layer of adhesive or spray embroidery frame, and then cut carefully adhesive to the back of the appliqué piece along the stitching. After cutting, remove all and attach it to the appliqué position so that of the stitching thread carefully.
ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Note • Be careful not to bump the embroidery unit carriage or the presser foot when removing or attaching the embroidery frame. Otherwise, the pattern will not embroider correctly. Unlock the frame-securing lever and If the Bobbin Runs Out of Thread remove the embroidery frame.
ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Press , or to move the If the Thread Breaks During needle back the correct number of stitches Sewing before the spot where the thread broke. If you cannot move back to the spot where the Press the “Start/Stop”...
ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Restarting from the Beginning Resuming Embroidery After Turning Off the Power Press The current color and stitch number are saved when embroidery is stopped. The next time that the machine is turned on, you can choose whether or not to continue the stopped sewing operation.
ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Press → The previous sewing screen displayed before the machine was turned off appears. Memo If you want to start a new operation, press so the pattern selection screen appears. Continue embroidering. a Stitch number when embroidery is resumed...
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS Press Adjusting Thread Tension When embroidering, the thread tension should be set so that the upper thread can slightly be seen on the wrong side of the fabric. ■ Correct Thread Tension The pattern can be seen from the wrong side of the fabric.
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS Using the Automatic Thread Using the Thread Trimming Cutting Function Function (JUMP STITCH TRIM) (END COLOR TRIM) The thread trimming function will automatically trim any excess thread jumps within The automatic thread cutting function will the color. This function is initially turned on. To cut the thread at the end of sewing each color.
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS Press to turn off JUMP STITCH Adjusting the Embroidery Speed TRIM. Press and Embroidery. In the MAX EMBROIDERY SPEED display, to change the maximum embroidery speed. → The key will display as You can choose from 3 different speed levels. The machine will not trim the thread before moving to the next stitching.
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS When the thread number #123 Changing the Thread Color Display displayed, use to select from six embroidery thread brands pictured below. You can display the name of the thread colors, the time or embroidery thread number. Memo Colors on the screen may vary slightly from actual spool colors.
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS Changing the Embroidery Frame Display Press Press In the FRAME DISPLAY, use change the embroidery frame display mode. There are 10 choices. a Extra large frame embroidering area b Center line c Large frame embroidering area d Medium frame embroidering area e Small frame embroidering area f Grid lines Press...
REVISING THE PATTERN REVISING THE PATTERN CAUTION • When you have revised the pattern, check the display of available embroidery frames and use an appropriate frame. If you use an embroidery frame not displayed as available for use, the presser foot may strike the frame and possibly cause injury.
REVISING THE PATTERN Select the direction in which to change the Press size. Press to enlarge the pattern. Press to shrink the pattern. Press to stretch the pattern horizontally. Press to compact the pattern horizontally. Press to stretch the pattern vertically. Press to compact the pattern vertically.
REVISING THE PATTERN Select the angle of rotation for the pattern. Rotating the Pattern Press to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the left. Press Press to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the right. Press to rotate the pattern 10 degrees to the left.
REVISING THE PATTERN Creating a Horizontal Mirror Changing the Density (Alphabet Image Character and Frame Patterns Only) Press so it appears as to create a The thread density for some alphabet character horizontal mirror image of the selected pattern. and frame patterns can be changed. Press again to return the pattern to normal.
REVISING THE PATTERN Change the density. Changing the Colors of Alphabet Press to make the pattern less dense. Character Patterns Press to make the pattern more dense. Combined alphabet character patterns can be sewn with each letter in a different color. If “MULTI COLOR”...
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.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION ■ Precautions on Using the Computer to Create and Save Data • If the file name of embroidery data cannot be identified, for example, because the name contains special characters, the file is not displayed. If this occurs, change the name of the file. •...
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Saving Embroidery Patterns in the Machine’s Memory Press to return to the original screen without saving. You can save embroidery patterns that you have customized and will use often; for example, your name or other combined patterns, patterns that have been rotated or had the size changed, patterns that have had the sewing position changed, etc.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Select the pattern you want to delete. Press If you decide not to delete the pattern, press Press → The “Saving” screen displays. When the pattern is saved, the display returns to the original screen automatically. Note •...
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Insert the USB media into the USB port Saving Embroidery Patterns to connector on the machine. 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 Writer/Reader into the machine’s...
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press when the pattern you want to Saving Embroidery Patterns in the Computer save is in the sewing screen. Using the included USB cable, the machine can be connected to your computer, and the embroidery patterns can be temporarily retrieved from and saved in your computer.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Retrieving Patterns from the Machine’s Memory Press → The sewing screen is displayed. Recalling from USB Media You can recall a specific embroider pattern from → The machine displays the patterns currently in the either directly USB media or a folder in the USB memory.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press when there is a subfolder to Press sort two or more stitch patterns to USB media, the embroidery pattern in the subfolder is displayed. Press to return to the original screen without recalling. → The sewing screen is displayed. Recalling from the Computer Plug the USB cable connector into the corresponding USB port connectors for the...
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Move/copy the pattern data to “Removable Press the key of the pattern you want to Disk”. recall. Press to return to the original screen. → Pattern data in “Removable Disk” is written to the machine. Note •...
EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Apply a thin layer of fabric glue or a Using a Frame Pattern to Make temporary spray adhesive to the rear of the appliqué created in step . Attach the an Appliqué (1) appliqué to the base fabric matching the shapes.
EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Remove the embroidery frame from the Using a Frame Pattern to Make embroidery unit, and cut around the outside of the stitches. an Appliqué (2) This is a second method to make appliqué using embroidery patterns. You do not have to change the fabric in the embroidery frame using this method.
Chapter Embroidery Edit EXPLANATION OF FUNCTIONS............176 SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT ............177 Selecting Embroidery Patterns/Heirloom Patterns/Border Patterns/ Cross stitch Patterns/Floral Alphabet Patterns/Frame Patterns ......178 Selecting Alphabet Character Patterns ..............178 EDITING PATTERNS................181 ■ Key Functions ........................182 Moving the Pattern....................183 Rotating the Pattern ....................183 Changing the Size of the Pattern ................184 Deleting the Pattern ....................185 Changing the Configuration of Alphabet Character Patterns.........185...
EXPLANATION OF FUNCTIONS EXPLANATION OF FUNCTIONS With the Embroidery Edit functions, you can combine embroidery patterns and character patterns, change the size of patterns, rotate patterns, and perform many other editing functions. This machine can perform the 9 functions listed below. ■...
SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT Prepare the machine for embroidery according to the instructions on page 126, and press display the screen below. a Embroidery patterns b Heirloom patterns c Border patterns d Cross stitch patterns e Floral alphabet patterns f Alphabet character patterns g Frame patterns h Patterns from an embroidery card (sold separately)
SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT Proceed to see “EDITING PATTERNS” on Selecting Embroidery Patterns/ page 181 to edit the pattern. Heirloom Patterns/Border Patterns/Cross stitch Patterns/ Floral Alphabet Patterns/Frame Patterns Select the category of the pattern. Press the key of the pattern you want to edit.
SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT Select the font, then enter the characters. Select the layout. (Example: (Example: A B C D) When selecting an arc, use See page 133 for more information about selecting characters. to change the degree of the arc. Press to make the arc flatter.
SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT Press to return to the original screen. After you finish your selections, press → The embroidery edit screen will appear. Proceed to see “EDITING PATTERNS” on page 181 to edit the pattern.
EDITING PATTERNS EDITING PATTERNS a Shows the size of the entire combined pattern. b Shows the size of the pattern currently selected. c Shows the distance from the center of the frame. d Shows the color currently selected, and the number of colors in the pattern. e Shows the degree of rotation for the pattern.
EDITING PATTERNS ■ Key Functions Display Key Name Explanation Page Arrow keys Press these keys to move the pattern in the direction indicated by the arrow on Center key) the key. (Press to return the pattern to its original position.) Border key Press this key to make a repeating pattern.
EDITING PATTERNS Select the angle by which the pattern is Moving the Pattern rotated. Press to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the Press to move the pattern in the direction left. Press to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the shown on the key.
EDITING PATTERNS Select the direction in which to change the Press to return to the original size. screen. Press to enlarge the pattern. Press to shrink the pattern. Press to stretch the pattern horizontally. Press to compact the pattern horizontally. Press to stretch the pattern vertically.
EDITING PATTERNS Press the key of the layout you want to Deleting the Pattern embroider. See page 179 for more information about layout types. Press to delete the pattern from the screen. → The display will show the selected layout. Changing the Configuration of Press Alphabet Character Patterns...
EDITING PATTERNS to change the spacing. Changing the Color of Each Alphabet Character in a Pattern Press to widen the character spacing. Press to tighten the character spacing. Press so you can assign a thread Press to return the pattern to its original appearance.
EDITING PATTERNS Press to choose a new Changing the Thread Color color from the color palette. You can change the thread color by moving the color to be changed to the top of the sewing order To return to the original color, press .
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 colors from five different thread to enter a color’s 4-digit number.
EDITING PATTERNS Repeat the previous steps until all desired Press thread colors are specified. To delete a specified color from the palette, press Repeat the previous steps until all desired thread colors are specified. To delete a specified color from the palette, press Press to return to the original screen.
EDITING PATTERNS Press Designing Repeated Patterns ■ Sewing Repeated Patterns Using the border function, you can create stitches using repeated patterns. You can also adjust the spacing of the patterns within a repeated pattern stitch. Select a pattern, and then press Press a Color palette/Custom thread change key b Color palette...
EDITING PATTERNS Select the direction in which the pattern Adjust the spacing of the repeated pattern. will be repeated. To widen spacing, press To tighten spacing, press a Vertical direction b Horizontal direction c Repeating and deleting keys Memo d Spacing keys You can only adjust the spacing of patterns →...
EDITING PATTERNS ■ Repeating One Element of a Press Repeated Pattern By using the Cut function, you can select one element of a repeated pattern and repeat only that single element. This function allows you to design complex repeated patterns. Choose the direction in which the repeated pattern will be cut.
EDITING PATTERNS ■ Assigning Thread Marks Repeat the selected element. By sewing thread marks, you can easily align Press to finish repeating. patterns when sewing a series. When sewing is finished on a pattern, a thread mark in the shape of an arrow will be sewn using the final thread.
EDITING PATTERNS After Editing Press to select the thread mark to Press be sewn. Memo • When there are two or more elements, use If you want to sew the pattern immediately, to select a press to call up the sewing screen. pattern that you want to assign a thread mark(s) to.
COMBINING PATTERNS COMBINING PATTERNS Editing Combined Patterns to view P.4, then select Example: Combining alphabet characters with an embroidery pattern and editing Press to select an embroidery pattern. Press...
COMBINING PATTERNS Press Select and enter “Sewing”. After selecting , press to change the character size to M, then enter the remaining characters. Press to enter the alphabet characters. → The characters you enter will be displayed in the center of the display. Press to move the characters.
COMBINING PATTERNS Press to change the color of the Sewing Combined Patterns characters. Combined patterns will be embroidered in the See page 187 for more information about changing order they were entered. In this example, the the color. embroidery order will be as follows: →...
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION In the same way as embroidery patterns in Chapter 5, you can save and retrieve edited embroidery patterns to and from the machine’s memory, a personal computer, or USB media. Refer to the relevant sections in Chapter 5 on saving and retrieving embroidery patterns and follow the same procedures in order to save and retrieve edited embroidery patterns.
Chapter MY CUSTOM STITCH DESIGNING A STITCH..............200 ENTERING STITCH DATA ..............202 ■ Key Functions ........................202 ■ Moving a Point ......................204 ■ Moving Part or All of the Design ...................205 ■ Inserting New Points .....................206 USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES ..........207 Storing Custom Stitches in Your List ..............207 ■...
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 You can also sew designs combining MY various patterns with one stitch.
ENTERING STITCH DATA ENTERING STITCH DATA ■ Key Functions a This area displays the stitch being created. b Displays the number of the present set point over the total number of points in the stitch. c Displays the y-coordinate of over the x-coordinate of Display Key Name...
ENTERING STITCH DATA Press to add the point indicated by Press Press To insert coordinates with the touch pen, move the tip of the pen to a desired point. Once you release the pen from the screen a point will be entered into the graph at those coordinates.
ENTERING STITCH DATA ■ Moving a Point Repeat the steps above for each point that you have drawn on the grid sheet until the stitch design is drawn on the screen as a Press to move to the continuous line. point that you want to move.
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.
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.
USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES ■ If the Memory is Full Storing Custom Stitches in Your If the following message appears after List pressed, the stitch pattern cannot be stored because either the machine’s memory is full or the stitch Stitch patterns created using the MY CUSTOM pattern being stored is larger than the amount of ™...
USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES Press Retrieving Stored Stitches To delete the stored stitch pattern, press Press To edit the stored stitch pattern, press → A list of stored stitch patterns is displayed. Select the stitch pattern. Press to return to the previous screen without retrieving.
Chapter Appendix CARE AND MAINTENANCE ..............210 About the Maintenance Message................210 Cleaning the LCD Screen ..................210 Cleaning the Machine Casing ................210 Cleaning the Race ....................210 Adjusting the Alternate Bobbin Case (with no marking)........211 ADJUSTING THE SCREEN ..............212 Screen Visibility is Low ..................212 Touch Panel is Malfunctioning ................212 TROUBLESHOOTING ...............214 ERROR MESSAGES................217...
CARE AND MAINTENANCE CARE AND MAINTENANCE CAUTION • Be sure to unplug the machine before cleaning it. Otherwise, electric shock or injury may result. Press the “Needle Position” button to raise About the Maintenance Message the needle. Lower the presser foot. Turn the main power to OFF.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE Insert the bobbin case so that the mark Adjusting the Alternate Bobbin on the bobbin case aligns with the mark on the machine. Case (with no marking) The alternate bobbin case (with no marking) can be easily adjusted when bobbin tension changes are required to accommodate different bobbin threads.
ADJUSTING THE SCREEN ADJUSTING THE SCREEN Screen Visibility is Low Touch Panel is Malfunctioning If the screen is difficult to see when you turn on If the screen does not respond correctly when you the power, follow the steps below. touch a key (the machine does not perform the operation or performs a different operation), follow Press your finger anywhere on the screen.
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. If the buzzer sounds twice, there was an error. In this case, repeat the steps above.
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. You can also press then for advice about minor sewing problems during sewing. Press at any time to return to the original screen.
TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Solution Page Cannot lower the Presser foot was raised using the “Presser Foot Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to lower presser foot with the Lifter” button. the presser foot. presser foot lever Thread tension is Upper threading is incorrect. Check the steps for threading the machine incorrect and rethread the machine.
TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Solution Page Needle breaks Needle is installed incorrectly. Reinstall the needle correctly. Needle clamp screw is not tightened. Tighten the needle clamp screw. Needle is turned or bent. Replace the needle. Using improper needle or thread for the Check the “Fabric/Thread/Needle selected fabric.
ERROR MESSAGES ERROR MESSAGES If the machine is not properly set and the “Start/Stop” button or the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” button is pressed, or if the operation procedure is incorrect, the machine does not start. An alarm sounds and an error message is displayed on the LCD. If an error message displays, follow the instructions in the message.
ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed when This message is displayed when the patterns you are editing take the embroidery unit is attached up too much memory, or if you and the power is turned on with are editing too many patterns for the needle in the down position.
ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed when This message is displayed when the machine is in embroidery the bobbin is being wound, and mode and the small frame is the motor locks because the attached, and the selected thread is tangled, etc. pattern does not fit in the small frame.
ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed when, This message is displayed when after selecting a pattern, the foot controller is pressed while the embroidery unit is attached. is pressed and the pattern is about to be deleted. This message is displayed when This message is displayed when the speed control lever is set to there is a possibility that the data...
ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed when This message is displayed while the “Start/Stop” button is pushed the USB media is transmitting. and the machine is in embroidery mode, but the embroidery unit is not attached. This message is displayed when This message is displayed when you try to recall or save a pattern the memory is full and a pattern...
ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed when This message is displayed when the automatic needle threading replacing the embroidering button is pushed while twin bobbin thread. needle sewing is set. This confirmation message This message is displayed when appears after the machine is a border pattern is displayed in turned on and the carriage of the the embroidery edit screen after...
UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE You can use USB media or a computer to download software upgrades for your sewing machine. When an upgrade program is available on “ http://solutions.brother.com ”, please download the files following the instructions on the web site and steps below. Memo •...
UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE When the message disappears, press Upgrade Procedure Using Computer While pressing the “Automatic Threading” button, turn the main power to ON. → The following screen will appear on the LCD. Press → The upgrade file is downloaded. Note If an error occurs, a red text error message will appear.
STITCH SETTING CHART STITCH SETTING CHART The following chart shows information for each utility stitch concerning applications, stitch lengths, stitch widths, and whether or not the twin needle mode can be used. Stitch width Stitch length Presser Twin [mm (inch.)] [mm (inch.)] Stitch Stitch name...