BEFORE YOU START Thank you for choosing our product. This manual describes the procedures for sewing bobbin work. For specific details on operating the machine, refer to the Operation Manual provided with your machine. The images and patterns used in this manual are for illustration purposes and may differ from the actual items. This is a kit used for sewing (utility stitches, decorative stitches or free-motion sewing).
ABOUT BOBBIN WORK You can create designs, which gives a three-dimensional appearance to the surface of the fabric, by winding the bobbin with heavy weight thread or ribbon too thick to be fed through the sewing machine needle and sewing on the wrong side of the fabric.
PREPARING FOR BOBBIN WORK Required Materials Note • Do not use thread heavier than No.5 hand embroidery thread. ■ Bobbin case and bobbin cover • Some threads may not be appropriate for bobbin work. Be sure to sew trial stitches before sewing on your project.
■ Fabric Remove the bobbin case. Be sure to sew trial stitches on a piece of scrap fabric, which includes the same threads and fabric as what is being used in your project. Note • The sewing results may be affected by the type of fabric used.
■ When tension is applied to the bobbin thread CAUTION Insert bobbin into bobbin case so the thread unwinds • Be sure to use the bobbin case (gray) when creating from the left side. bobbin work. Using any other bobbin case may Then correctly pass the thread through the tension result in the thread becoming tangled or damage to spring as shown below.
■ When tension is not applied to the bobbin Gently pull the upper thread to bring the bobbin thread up through the needle plate. thread If the bobbin thread in the trial stitching is too tight and adjusting the bobbin case tension does not help (*As described in “Adjusting the Tension of the Bobbin Thread”...
Install the needle plate cover and bobbin cover with tabs. For details on installing the needle plate cover, refer to the machine’s Operation Manual. Needle plate cover Bobbin cover with tabs Note • Two bobbin covers may be included, depending on the country or region where this kit was purchased.
CREATING BOBBIN WORK Turn the handwheel toward you Positioning the Fabric and Sewing (counterclockwise) to feed the needle into the punched hole. Position the upper thread over the presser foot and lightly hold then, lower Note the presser foot. • Be sure to sew trial stitches using same fabric and threads as your project in order to check the sewing results.
Align the upper thread and bobbin thread, While gently holding threads at the rear of the and then pass them under the presser foot machine, turn the handwheel to feed the toward the rear of the machine. needle into the punched hole again, and then lower the presser foot lever.
Leaving about 10 cm (approx. 4 inches) of Finishing the thread ends thread at the ends, use scissors to cut the threads. At the end of the stitching, pull the end of the bobbin thread up to the wrong side of the fabric.
Once the design is transferred to the stabilizer, Bobbin Work Free-Motion Sewing position the fabric under the free-motion presser foot on the machine, and then use free- motion sewing to sew the design. Note • For bobbin work free motion sewing use the instructions for “CREATING BOBBIN WORK”...
Templates for Free-Motion Sewing Note • Bobbin work is sewn with the wrong side of the fabric facing up. For this reason, the template designs are backwards. Wrong side of fabric (template design) Right side of fabric No.1 No.2 No.3 No.4 No.01.pdf No.02.pdf...
ADJUSTING THE THREAD TENSION After sewing trial stitches and checking the sewing results, adjust the thread tensions if necessary. After adjusting the tensions, be sure to sew trial stitches again in order to check the sewing results. Adjusting the Upper Thread Tension Note •...
TROUBLESHOOTING Several solutions for minor problems are described below. If the problem persists, contact your nearest authorized dealer. ■ The thread was accidentally cut Press the “Thread Cutter” button again, and then pull the thread out to the left while the automatically and the bobbin thread is thread cutter is operating.