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Operation Manual Embroidery and Sewing Machine Product Code: 882-W04/W05 http://solutions.brother.com Please visit us at where you can get product support and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).
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INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing this embroidery and sewing machine. Before using this machine, carefully read the “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS”, and then study this manual for the correct operation of the various functions. In addition, after you have finished reading this manual, store it where it can quickly be accessed for future reference.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Special care is required when sewing: • Always pay close attention to the needle. Do not use bent or damaged needles. • Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the machine needle. •...
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING LABEL The following warning label is on the included side cutter. Be sure to observe the precaution. CAUTION • When using the side cutter, sew between low and mid-speed and do not touch the knives or operation lever of the side cutter while sewing to avoid equipment damage or injury.
OUTSTANDING FEATURES Display the Fabric While Expand Your Creativity With Aligning the Embroidering Bobbin Work Position Example with decorative stitches The fabric hooped in the embroidery frame can be displayed on the LCD so that the embroidery position can be easily aligned. This feature allows you to easily combine patterns while checking the final image.
Find New Color Schemes With Create Patterns With My Custom the Color Shuffling Function Design With the color shuffling function, the machine Any image that you draw in the LCD screen area suggests new color schemes for the embroidery of your machine can immediately become an pattern that you have selected.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE Getting Ready Sewing Basics To learn the operation of the principal parts and the To learn how to prepare for sewing and basic sewing screens operations Chapter Chapter Page 25 Page 71 Utility Stitches Character/Decorative Pre-programmed with more than 100 frequently used Stitches...
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 INTRODUCTION ..........1 Automatic Fabric Sensor System (Automatic Presser Foot Pressure) ................85 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ....1 Needle Position – Stitch Placement........86 OUTSTANDING FEATURES ........6 Locking the Screen ............... 86 WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE ..8 Checking the Needle Location in the Screen......
CONTENTS Saving Stitch Patterns to USB Media ........178 USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION ....249 Saving Stitch Patterns in the Computer ........ 179 Embroidery Data Precautions ..........249 Retrieving Stitch Patterns from the Machine’s Memory..180 Saving Embroidery Patterns in the Machine’s Memory ..251 Recalling from USB Media ..........
CONTENTS Chapter 8 MY CUSTOM STITCH DESIGNING A STITCH........326 ENTERING STITCH DATA .........328 USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES ....334 Storing Custom Stitches in Your List ........334 Retrieving Stored Stitches ............335 Chapter 9 Appendix CARE AND MAINTENANCE......338 Restrictions on oiling ............338 Precautions on storing the machine ........338 Cleaning the LCD Screen ............338 Cleaning the Machine Casing..........338 Cleaning the Race ...............338...
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 Measurements on the needle plate, bobbin cover (with mark) and needle plate cover The measurements on the bobbin cover are references for patterns with a middle (center) needle position. The measurements on the needle plate and the needle plate cover are references for stitches with a left needle position.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Embroidery Unit Operation Buttons a Carriage The carriage moves the embroidery frame automatically when embroidering. (page 188) a “Start/Stop” button b Release button (located under the embroidery unit) Press the release button to remove the embroidery unit. (page Press this button and the machine will sew a few stitches at a 189) slow speed and then begin sewing at the speed set by the...
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Place the lid on top of the case so that the Using the Flat Bed Attachment notches in the lid align with the tabs on the case, and then slide the bar on each side back to the center of the accessory case.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Using the Embroidery Unit Carrying Case Included accessories 44-47 are contained in the embroidery unit carrying case. To open the embroidery unit carrying case, raise each lock and move the latches out of position. To re-hook the latches and securely close the case, position the latch on the catch of the unit lid and lower the lock till it snaps.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS 75/11 2 needles 90/14 2 needles 75/11 2.0/11 needle 90/14 2 needles: Ball point needle (gold colored) 2 needles *Included Accessories 44-47 are contained in the embroidery unit carrying case.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS **In some countries or regions, this is not included in the enclosed accessories; however, it is available as an option. Part Code Part Code Part Name Part Name Americas Others Americas Others 36 Knee lifter SA599 KL1: XE5902-001 Zigzag foot “J”...
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Memo • Foot controller: Model S This foot controller can be used on the machine with product code 882-W04/W05. The product code is mentioned on the machine rating plate. Memo • Always use accessories recommended for this machine.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS ■ How to assemble the spool stand Note Fully extend the telescopic thread guide • Embroidery cards purchased in foreign countries may not work with your machine. shaft, and then rotate the shaft until the two internal stoppers click into place.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS ■ How to remove Firmly insert the two spool pins into the two holes in the spool support. From the back of the machine, press in the spool stand latches (one on each side), and then pull the spool stand up to remove it from the machine.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Unscrew the upper barrel of the tablet pen. Using the Pen Tablet Memo • See page 34 about connecting the pen tab- let with the sewing machine. Note • Unscrew the upper barrel slowly, so that the tablet pen will not be damaged.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Gently pull the pen tip straight out. Activate My Custom Design, then trace the picture with the tablet pen. Push in the new pen tip until it is flush with the tablet pen. For detailed instructions about operating My Custom Design, refer to the Operation Manual (PDF format) stored on the My Custom Design CD.
Chapter Getting Ready TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF....26 LCD SCREEN...........28 ■ Home Page Screen ..............28 ■ Utility Stitch LCD Screen ............29 ■ Key Functions ................30 USB Connectivity.............. 32 ■ Using USB Media or Embroidery Card Reader/ USB Card Writer Module*............32 ■...
TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF WARNING • Use only regular household electricity for the power source. Using other power sources may result in fire, electric shock, or damage to the machine. • Make sure that the plugs on the power cord are firmly inserted into the electrical outlet and the power cord receptacle on the machine.
TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF Insert the power supply cord into the power cord receptacle, then insert the plug into a wall outlet. a Main power switch b Power supply cord Turn the main power switch to “I” to turn on the machine. a OFF b ON Memo...
LCD SCREEN LCD SCREEN When the machine is turned on, the opening movie is played. Touch anywhere on the screen for the home page screen to be displayed. Touch the LCD screen or a key with your finger or the included touch pen to select a machine function.
LCD SCREEN ■ Utility Stitch LCD Screen 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. a Shows single or twin needle mode setting, and the needle stop position. Single needle/down position Single needle/up position Twin needle/down position...
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 Screen lock key Press this key to lock the screen.When the screen is locked, the various...
LCD SCREEN Display Key Name Explanation Page Presser foot/Needle Press this key before changing the needle, the presser foot, etc. This key locks 65-68 exchange key all key and button functions to prevent operation of the machine. Sewing machine help Press this key to see explanations on how to use the machine.
LCD SCREEN USB Connectivity You can perform many functions using the USB ports on the machine. Connect the appropriate devices according to the feature of each ports. a Primary (top) USB port b Embroidery card Reader/USB card writer module* a Primary (top) USB port for media or card Reader/ Note USB card writer module* (USB2.0) •...
LCD SCREEN ■ Connecting the Machine to the Note Computer • Do not perform operations with the mouse at Using the included USB cable, the sewing machine the same time that you are touching the can be connected to your computer. screen with your finger or the included touch pen.
LCD SCREEN ■ Using the Pen Tablet Memo The included pen tablet, connected to the sewing • Working area of the pen tablet differs machine, can be used when creating your original depending on performing functions of the embroidery pattern with My Custom Design. Also, sewing machine.
LCD SCREEN Using the Machine Setting Mode Key Press to change the default machine settings (needle stop position, embroidery speed, opening display, etc.). To display the different settings screens, press for “Sewing settings”, “General settings” or for “Embroidery settings”. Memo •...
LCD SCREEN General settings CAUTION • If “Upper and Bobbin Thread Sensor” is set to “OFF”, remove the upper thread. If the machine is used with the upper thread threaded, the machine will not be able to detect if the thread has become tangled. Continuing to use the machine with tangled thread may cause damage.
LCD SCREEN m Use to certify your sewing machine when you purchase one of the upgrade kits. n Display the service count which is a reminder to take your machine in for regular servicing. (Contact your authorized dealer for details.) o Display the total number of stitches sewn on this machine.
LCD SCREEN g Change the display units (mm/inch). h Change the initial mode of the display (embroidery/embroidery edit). i Change the color of the background for the embroidery display area (see page 42). j Change the color of the background for the thumbnail area (see page 42). k Adjust the distance between the pattern and the basting stitching (see page 299).
LCD SCREEN ■ Saving a Settings Screen Image to ■ Changing the Pointer Shape When a USB Media USB Mouse Is Used An image of the settings screen can be saved as a In the settings screen, the shape can be selected for BMP file.
LCD SCREEN ■ Changing the Screen Saver Image Connect the USB media or the computer (using a USB cable) that contains your Instead of the default image, you can select your personal image to the USB port of the own personal images for the screen saver of your machine.
LCD SCREEN to select the setting for the Press to delete the selected image. initial screen display. Press to view the previous page. Press a file name to select image and then press Opening Screen: When the machine is turned on, the home page screen appears after the opening movie screen is touched.
LCD SCREEN Select the background color from the 66 Press to return to the original screen. settings available. ■ Changing the Background Colors of the Embroidery Patterns In the settings screen, the background colors can be changed for the embroidery pattern and pattern thumbnails.
LCD SCREEN ■ Specifying the Size of Pattern Press to select the desired Thumbnails thumbnail size. The thumbnails for selecting an embroidery pattern can be set to be displayed at the normal size or a larger size. The larger size is 1.5 times the normal size.
LCD SCREEN Using the Sewing Machine Help Key Press to open the sewing machine help screen. Three functions are available from the screen shown below. a Press this key to see explanation for upper threading, winding the bobbin, changing the presser foot, preparing to embroider a pattern, and how to use the machine (see page 47).
LCD SCREEN Using the Operation Guide Function 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 Using the Sewing Guide Function upper threading Press The sewing guide function can be used to select patterns from the Utility Stitch screen. Use this function when you are not sure which Press stitch to use for your application, or to get advice about sewing particular stitches.
LCD SCREEN Press the key of the category whose sewing Press instructions you wish to view. Press Press to return to the original screen. Press Read the explanations and select the appropriate stitch. → The screen displays directions for sewing the selected stitch.
LOWER THREADING LOWER THREADING ■ Using the Supplemental Spool Pin Winding the Bobbin With this machine, you can wind the bobbin during sewing. While using the main spool pin to sew embroidery, you can conveniently wind the bobbin → → →...
LOWER THREADING Set the supplemental spool pin in the “up” With your right hand, hold the thread near position. the thread spool. With your left hand, hold the end of the thread, and use both hands to pass the thread through the thread guide. a Supplemental spool pin Place the spool of thread on the supplemental spool pin, so that thread...
LOWER THREADING Wind the thread clockwise around the Press bobbin 5-6 times. → Bobbin winding starts automatically. The bobbin stops rotating when bobbin winding is completed. The bobbin winding switch will automatically return to its original position. Pass the end of the thread through the guide Note slit in the bobbin winder seat, and pull the •...
LOWER THREADING Cut the thread with cutter and remove the Turn the main power to ON and open the bobbin. top cover. Align the groove in the bobbin with the spring on the bobbin winder shaft, and set the bobbin on the shaft. Memo •...
LOWER THREADING ■ Using the Spool Stand Pass the thread through the thread guide. To wind thread on the bobbin while the spool stand is installed, pass the thread from the spool through the thread guide on the telescopic thread guide, and then wind the bobbin according to steps through of “Using the Supplemental Spool Pin”on...
LOWER THREADING ■ Untangling Thread from Beneath the Cut the thread near the bobbin and hold the thread end with your left hand. Unwind the Bobbin Winder Seat thread counter clockwise near the bobbin If the bobbin winding starts when the thread is not winder seat with your right hand as shown passed through the pre-tension disk correctly, the below.
LOWER THREADING Press Setting the Bobbin Slide the bobbin cover latch to the right. → → → Press → in this order to display a video example of the operation on the LCD (see page 46). Follow the steps explained below to complete the operation.
LOWER THREADING Pass the thread through the guide, and then Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread pull the thread out toward the front. There may be some sewing applications where you want to pull up the bobbin thread; for example, when making gathers, darts, or doing free motion quilting or embroidery.
LOWER THREADING Pull up the bobbin thread, pass it under the presser foot and pull it about 100 mm (approx. 3-4 inches) toward the back of the machine, making it even with the upper thread. a Upper thread b Bobbin thread Replace the bobbin cover.
UPPER THREADING UPPER THREADING Turn the main power to ON. Upper Threading Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to → → → Press raise the presser foot. → in this order to display a video example of the operation on the LCD (see page 46).
UPPER THREADING Pivot the spool pin so that it angles upward. While holding the thread with both hands, Set the thread spool on the spool pin so that pull the thread up from under the thread the thread unwinds from the front of the guide plate.
UPPER THREADING Pass the thread through the needle bar Pull the thread up through the thread cutter thread guide (marked “6”) by holding the to cut the thread, as shown in the thread with both hands and guiding it as illustration.
UPPER THREADING Carefully pull the end of the thread that was passed through the eye of the needle. Note • Some needles cannot be threaded with the If a loop was formed in the thread passed through needle threader. In this case, instead of the eye of the needle, carefully pull on the loop of using the needle threader after passing the thread through to the back of the needle.
UPPER THREADING Place the additional spool of thread on the Press and install the twin needle supplemental spool pin, so that the thread (“CHANGING THE NEEDLE” on page 67). unwinds from the front. Push the spool cap onto the spool pin as far as possible to secure the thread spool.
UPPER THREADING Continue threading however do not pass the thread in the needle bar thread guide CAUTION “6” on the needle bar. Thread the needle on the right side. • Be sure to set the twin needle mode when using the twin needle. Using the twin needle while the machine is in single needle mode could cause the needle to break, resulting in damage.
UPPER THREADING • Depending on the size of spool or the amount of Using the Spool Stand thread remaining, choose the appropriate sized spool cap (large or medium). Spool cap (small) cannot be used with the spool cap base. The included spool stand is useful when using thread on spools with a large diameter (cross- wound thread).
UPPER THREADING Using Threads that Unwind Note • When using 2 spools of thread, make sure Quickly that both spools are feeding in the same direction. • Make sure that the spools do not touch each ■ Using the Spool Net other, otherwise the thread will not feed off smoothly, the needle may break, or the If using transparent nylon monofilament thread,...
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 Set the operation lever of the walking foot Press to unlock all keys and so that the needle clamp screw is set buttons. between the fork. Position the shank of the walking foot on the presser foot bar. Raise the presser foot lever.
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 ....................72 Sewing a Stitch......................72 ■ Using the Foot Controller....................73 Sewing Reinforcement Stitches ................74 Sewing Curves ......................74 Changing Sewing Direction ..................75 ■ Sewing a Seam Allowance of 0.5 cm or Less ..............75 Sewing Heavyweight Fabrics...................75 ■ If the Fabric does not Fit under the Presser Foot .............75 ■...
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 Adjust the sewing speed with the speed control slide. CAUTION You can use this slide to adjust sewing speed during • Do not press the “Thread Cutter” button after sewing. the threads have been cut. Doing so could tangle the thread or break the needle and damage the machine.
SEWING Pull the retractable cord out from the foot Sewing Reinforcement Stitches controller to the desired length, and then insert the foot controller plug into its jack on the machine. Reverse/reinforcement stitches are generally necessary at the beginning and end of sewing. You can use the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch”...
SEWING Changing Sewing Direction Sewing Heavyweight Fabrics Stop the machine. Leave the needle in the fabric, The sewing machine can sew fabrics up to 6 mm and press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to raise (approx. 1/4 inch) thick. If the thickness of a seam the presser foot.
SEWING ■ If the Fabric does not Feed Sewing Hook-and-Loop Fastener If the fabric does not feed when starting to sew or when sewing thick seams, press the black button on the left side of presser foot “J”. CAUTION Raise the presser foot. •...
SEWING Sewing Stretch Fabrics First, baste together the pieces of fabric, and then sew without stretching the fabric. In addition, a better result can be achieved by using thread for knits or a stretch stitch. Memo • For best results when sewing stretch fabrics, decrease the pressure of the presser foot (“Using the Machine Setting Mode Key”...
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 Setting the Stitch Length Setting the Thread Tension Follow the steps below when you want to change You may need to change the thread tension, the stitch pattern length. depending on the fabric and thread being used. Follow the steps below to make any necessary changes.
STITCH SETTINGS ■ Upper Thread is Too Tight ■ Upper Thread is Too Loose If the bobbin thread is visible from the right side of If the upper thread is visible from the wrong side of the fabric, the upper thread is too tight. the fabric, the upper thread is too loose.
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 Align the tabs on the knee lifter with the Using the Knee Lifter notches in the knee lifter slot on the front of the machine. Insert the knee lifter bar as far as possible. Using the knee lifter, you can raise and lower the presser foot with your knee, leaving both hands free to handle the fabric.
USEFUL FUNCTIONS Note Pivoting • The “Needle Position – UP/DOWN” (3/8 of the settings screen) must be set in the down If the pivot setting is selected, the machine stops position for the pivot function to be with the needle lowered (in the fabric) and the presser foot is automatically raised to an used.
USEFUL FUNCTIONS Place the fabric under the presser foot with Automatic Fabric Sensor System the needle at the starting point of the stitching, and then press the “Start/Stop” (Automatic Presser Foot button. The machine will begin sewing. Pressure) The thickness of the fabric is automatically detected and the presser foot pressure is automatically adjusted with an internal sensor while sewing, to insure that your fabric is fed...
USEFUL FUNCTIONS Needle Position – Stitch Locking the Screen Placement If the screen is locked before starting to sew, the various settings such as the stitch width and stitch When the “Needle Position – Stitch Placement” is length are locked and cannot be changed. This on, the needle will be partially lowered for precise prevents screen settings from accidentally being stitch placement and then press the “Needle...
USEFUL FUNCTIONS GRID VIEW Checking the Needle Location in Press this key to display a grid. the Screen Press to use the built-in camera to view the sewing area in the LCD screen. View the location of the needle from 2 different angles and the needle drop position, even if the needle has not actually been lowered.
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES ■ Stitch Selection Screens There are 6 categories of Utility Stitches. If a page number such as appears, there is more than one stitch selection screen for that category. Straight/Overcasting Decorative Stitches Heirloom Stitches Buttonholes/Bar tacks Multi-directional Sewing Quilting Stitches...
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES ■ Using the Mirror Image Key Selecting a Stitch Depending on the type of utility stitch you select, you may be able to sew a horizontal mirror image of the stitch. Turn the main power to ON and press is lit when you select a stitch, it will be to display the utility stitches.
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES ■ Using the Image Key Saving Your Stitch Settings You can display an image of the selected stitch. You can check and change the colors of the image of the The settings for the zigzag stitch width, stitch screen.
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 Press already 5 sets of settings saved for a stitch, the message “The pockets are full.
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. Press the “Start/Stop” button to sew forward. a Reverse stitches → The machine will begin sewing slowly. CAUTION • Be sure the needle does not strike a basting pin, or any other objects, during sewing. The Attach presser foot “J”.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Changing the Needle Position (Left ■ Aligning the Fabric with a Mark on or Middle Needle Position Stitches the Needle Plate or Bobbin Cover Only) (with Mark) When you select left or middle needle position While sewing, align the edge of the fabric with the 16 mm (approx.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Aligning the Fabric with the Vertical Grasp both sides of the needle plate cover, and then slide it toward you. Stitch Alignment “V” Foot Sew while keeping the right edge of the fabric aligned with a desired position of markings on the vertical stitch alignment “V”...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Basting Insert the bobbin case in its original position, and then attach the needle plate Select and attach presser foot “J”. cover. After reinstalling the needle plate cover, Press the “Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch” select any of the straight stitches. button to sew reinforcement stitches, then continue sewing.
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 Pull the bobbin and upper threads out by Flat Fell Seam 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16 inches) (see page 55). 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 Sew a straight stitch along the fold. shorter one, and sew the edge of 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 Elastic Zigzag Stitches Use elastic zigzag stitches for tape attaching, overcasting, darning, or a wide variety of other uses. Stitch width Stitch length Presser Twin [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Stitch name Applications foot needle Auto Manual Auto Manual 2 steps elastic...
SEWING THE STITCHES Overcasting Use for the edge of seams in skirts or trousers, and the edge 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 • Recommended stitches are noted “S” in the lower right corner, therefore sure to only select one of these stitches listed below.
SEWING THE STITCHES Position the side cutter so that the side Position the fabric so that the right side of cutter pin is aligned with the notch in the the cut is on top of the guide plate and the presser foot holder, and then lower the left side of the cut is underneath the presser presser foot.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ When Sewing Straight Stitches Lower the presser foot and start. While Using the Side Cutter The seam margin should be approximately 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch). → A seam allowance is cut while the stitching is sewn. CAUTION a Seam margin •...
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 (“Using the Foot Controller”...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Piecing ■ Quilting Sewing two pieces of fabric together is called Sewing the quilt top, batting, and backing together 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 You can use the appliqué technique to attach Press to use the speed control slide appliqué designs like the three pictured below. to control the stitch width. Set the width control to “ON”. a Dresden plate b Stained glass c Sunbonnet sue ■...
SEWING THE STITCHES Example: Changing the width Memo • When starting to sew, the internal sensor detects the thickness of the fabric, and the quilting foot is raised to the height specified in the machine settings screen. Press to display “Free Motion Foot Height”...
SEWING THE STITCHES Remove the presser foot holder (see page Press to set the machine to free motion 66). sewing mode. Attach free motion quilting foot “C” at the front with the presser foot holder screw aligned with the notch in the quilting foot. a Presser foot holder screw b Notch Note...
SEWING THE STITCHES Using free motion Open Toe Quilting Foot “O” Press to cancel the free motion sewing The free motion open toe quilting foot “O” is used mode. for free motion quilting with zigzag or decorative stitches or for free motion quilting of straight lines on →...
SEWING THE STITCHES Select a stitch. Use both hands to stretch the fabric taut, and then move the fabric at a consistent pace in order to sew uniform stitches Memo roughly 2.0-2.5 mm (approx. 1/16 - 3/32 • When stitch Q-01 or 1-31 is selected, free inch) in length.
SEWING THE STITCHES Follow the steps on page 65 “Removing the Presser Foot” to remove the presser foot. CAUTION • With free motion quilting, control the feeding Remove the presser foot holder (see page speed of the fabric to match the sewing speed. 66) and the screw.
SEWING THE STITCHES Using the measurement on the quilting foot as a guide, sew around the motif. a 6.4 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) Finished project Press to cancel the free motion sewing mode. → Rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to raise the feed dogs.
SEWING THE STITCHES Blind Hem Stitches Secure the bottoms of skirts and pants with a blind hem. Two stitches are available for blind hem stitching. Stitch width Stitch length Presser Twin [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Stitch name Applications foot needle Auto Manual...
SEWING THE STITCHES Unfold the edge of fabric, and position the Position the fabric with the edge of the fabric with the wrong side facing up. folded hem against the guide of the presser foot, and then lower the presser foot lever. a Wrong side of fabric b Right side of fabric c Edge of fabric...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ If the Needle Catches Too Much of ■ If the Needle does not Catch the the Hem Fold Hem Fold The needle is too far to the left. The needle is too far to the right. Press to decrease the stitch width so that the Press...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Appliqué Sharp Curves Appliqué 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 Use a temporary spray adhesive, fabric glue attractive finish to the seam.
SEWING THE STITCHES Attach presser foot “J”. Set the needle drop Shelltuck Stitches point slightly off the edge of the fabric, and start sewing. Shelltuck stitches give an attractive appearance of shells along the curve of a collar. This stitch pattern can be used for edging the neckline or sleeves of dresses and blouses.
SEWING THE STITCHES Scallop Stitches Crazy Quilting This wave-shaped satin stitch is called the scallop For a decorative look called “Crazy Quilting”, the stitch. Use this stitch to decorate the edges of following stitches can be sewn on top of a pressed blouse collars and handkerchiefs or use it as a hem 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 “Setting the Stitch Length”...
SEWING THE STITCHES Attach presser foot “J”. Align the center of Memo the presser foot with the middle of the • Before sewing the straight stitch, rotate the space between the fabrics and begin handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) sewing. and pull up the bobbin thread. Holding the top and bobbin thread, pull a length of thread out from the rear of the machine.
SEWING THE STITCHES Pull out the straight stitch threads. Select a stitch and attach presser foot “N”. Select any stitch between 3-01 and 3-25. Heirloom ■ Hemstitching (1) (Daisy Stitch) Use for sewing tablecloths, decorative hems, and decorative stitching on shirt fronts. Memo •...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Hemstitching (3) (Drawn Work (2)) Select Pull out several threads from both sides of the 4 mm (approx. 3/16 inch) area which Memo are not yet open. • For details on each stitch, refer to the Pull out four threads, leave five threads, and then “STITCH SETTING CHART”...
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 Note Memo • Pass the thread underneath the presser • If automatic thread cutting is turned on foot. before you start sewing, both threads are automatically cut after the reinforcement • Slide the outside frame of the buttonhole stitches are sewn.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Sewing Stretch Fabrics ■ Odd Shaped Buttons/Buttons that do Not Fit into the Button Holder Plate When sewing on stretch fabric with Use the markings on the presser foot scale to set the size of the buttonhole. One mark on the presser foot sew the buttonhole stitches over a gimp thread.
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 •...
SEWING THE STITCHES Attach monogramming foot “N”, and select Select stitch to sew the right side of stitch to sew the left side of the the buttonhole, and press the “Start/Stop” button to begin sewing. buttonhole. Sew the right side of the buttonhole and press the “Start/Stop”...
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 medium weight fabric 2.5 - 7.0 0.4 - 2.5 (1/4) (3/32 - 1/4)
SEWING THE STITCHES Check that the needle drops at the desired Gently hold the end of the upper thread, position and lower the presser foot, making and then press the “Start/Stop” button to sure the upper thread passes underneath start the machine. the buttonhole foot.
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 and even feeding.
SEWING THE STITCHES Button Sewing Buttons with 2 or 4 holes can be attached, using the machine. Stitch width Stitch length Presser Twin [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Stitch name Applications foot needle Auto Manual Auto Manual Button sewing Attaching buttons 2.5 - 4.5 —...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Attaching 4 Hole Buttons Sew the two holes closest to you. Then raise the presser foot and move the fabric so that the needle goes into the next two holes, and sew them in the same way. ■...
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 use the free-arm.
SEWING THE STITCHES Remove presser foot “J”. Align the right Zipper Insertion side of the pin in zipper foot “I” with the presser foot holder, and attach the zipper ■ Centered Zipper foot. Use for bags and other such applications. Select Memo •...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Inserting a Side Zipper Align the right side of the pin in zipper foot “I” with the presser foot holder, and attach Use for side zippers in skirts or dresses. the presser foot. Select Note • Make sure you sew using the middle needle position.
SEWING THE STITCHES Close the zipper, turn the fabric over, and Open the zipper and sew the rest of the sew a basting stitch. seam. a Front of the skirt (wrong side of fabric) b Basting stitches c Front of the skirt (right side of fabric) a Basting stitches d Back of the skirt (right side of fabric) b 7 to 10 mm (approx.
SEWING THE STITCHES Attach the vertical stitch alignment foot Note “V”. • Clean stitching cannot be sewn if this function is used when the edge of the fabric has corners as shown below. CAUTION • When edge sewing with the built-in camera, be sure to use the vertical stitch alignment foot “V”.
SEWING THE STITCHES Place the edge sewing sheet on top of the Press needle plate cover. Align the guides on the edge sewing sheet with the sides of the needle plate cover, and then adjust the position of the edge sewing sheet so that its cutout aligns with the edges of the opening for the feed dogs.
SEWING THE STITCHES Check that the built-in camera is correctly Note detecting the fabric. • Before pressing , install the vertical Press to change the colors of the fabric edge stitch alignment foot “V” and position the indicator line and starting point according to the edge sewing sheet;...
SEWING THE STITCHES When the Built-In Camera Can Detect the Edge of When the Fabric Edge Indicator Line Is Not the Fabric Aligned With the Edge of the Fabric The fabric edge indicator line appears correctly The fabric edge indicator line that appears is not following the edge of the fabric.
SEWING THE STITCHES While checking the screen for the distance from the fabric edge to the edge sewing Note • Distances between 1.5 mm (about 1/16 position, move the fabric to the desired inch) and 38.5 mm (about 1-1/2 inches) can position.
SEWING THE STITCHES Press the “Start/Stop” button to start edge When sewing is between 1 and 2 cm (about sewing. 3/8 and 3/4 inch) from the edge of the → Sewing starts with the set distance to the edge of the fabric, sewing stops automatically and the fabric maintained.
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS Press , then 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 10 categories of Character/Decorative stitch patterns. If a page number such as appears, 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...
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS Selecting Decorative Stitch Alphabet Characters Patterns/7mm Decorative Stitch Example: Entering “Blue Sky”. Patterns/Satin Stitch Patterns/ 7mm Satin Stitch Patterns/ Press Cross Stitch/Utility Decorative select a font. 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 Press and then enter “lue”. Press and then enter “ky”. If you want to continue entering characters in a Press to enter a space. different font, press , and then repeat from step ■ Deleting Characters Press to delete the last character.
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS Select the correct character. Press to adjust character spacing. ■ Adjusting the Character Spacing The space between the characters can be adjusted. Press Press to increase the character spacing and press to decrease the character spacing. Example: Each setting equals a specific distance between characters.
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 Note • If the fabric is pulled or pushed during sew- • When sewing some patterns, the needle will ing, the pattern may not turn out correctly. temporarily pause in the raised position Also, depending on the pattern, there may while the fabric is fed due to the operation of be movement to the left and right as well as the needle bar separation mechanism which...
SEWING STITCH PATTERNS Attach monogramming foot “N” and sew If the pattern is bunched: the pattern. Press in the “Fine Adjust Verti.” display. → The displayed value increases each time the button is pressed and the pattern will lengthen. If the pattern has gaps: Press in the “Fine Adjust Verti.”...
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 Pattern display size Show the approximate size of the pattern selected. : Nearly the same size as the sewn pattern : 1/2 the size of the sewn pattern : 1/4 the size of the sewn pattern The actual size of the sewn pattern may differ depending on the type of fabric and thread that is used.
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS Changing the Size Select a stitch pattern, then press to change the size of the stitch pattern. The stitch pattern will be sewn in the size highlighted on the key. Memo • If you continue entering stitch patterns after changing the size, those patterns will also be sewn in that size.
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS Creating a Horizontal Mirror Changing Thread Density Image (for Satin Stitch Patterns Only) To create a horizontal mirror image, select a stitch After selecting a satin stitch pattern, press pattern then press select your preferred thread density. Sewing a Pattern Continuously Press to select continuous sewing or single...
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS Returning to the Beginning of the Checking the Image Pattern You can display an approximate size image of the selected stitch pattern. You can also check and When sewing character/decorative stitches, you change the colors of the image on the screen. can return to the beginning of the pattern after trial sewing or when the stitching is sewn incorrectly.
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS Press to return to the original screen. Press to display the enlarged image. Memo • You can also sew from this screen when the presser foot symbol is displayed. • Image of some patterns will display in default size only.
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 8 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 Combining Large and Small Stitch Patterns Example: Select Press → The large size stitch will be selected. Press again, then press to select the small size. Press to sew the pattern continuously. Press → The pattern is displayed in a smaller size. Memo •...
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS Press to sew continuously. Press again, then press → The entered pattern is repeated. → The pattern is flipped along a vertical axis. Combining Horizontal Mirror Press Image Stitch Patterns Example: → The entered pattern is repeated. Press...
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS Press Combining Stitch Patterns of Different Length Example: Press , then press once. → The entered pattern is repeated. → The length of the image is set to Select again, then press 3 times. → The length of the image is set to...
COMBINING STITCH PATTERNS Press Making Step Stitch Patterns (for 7mm Satin Stitch Patterns Only) Press You can use the keys with 7mm satin stitch patterns to create a step effect. Stitch patterns sewn so that they create a step effect are called step stitch patterns. Press to move the stitch pattern a distance equal to half of the stitch pattern’s size to the left.
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 • In the Character/Decorative Stitch memory, “.pmx” and “.pmu” stitch data files can be used with this machine.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION ■ If the Memory is Full Saving Stitch Patterns in the If the following screen appears while you are trying Machine’s Memory to save a pattern on the machine’s memory, the memory is too full to hold the currently selected stitch pattern.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Saving Stitch Patterns to USB Media When sending stitch patterns from the machine to USB media, plug the USB media into the machine’s top USB port. Memo • USB media is commercially available, but some USB media may not be usable with this machine.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Insert the USB media into the primary (top) Saving Stitch Patterns in the USB port on the machine. Computer Using the included USB cable, the machine can be connected to your computer, and the stitch patterns can be temporarily retrieved from and saved in the “Removable Disk”...
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Select the stitch pattern’s .pmx file and Press copy the file to the computer. Note • Do not turn off the machine while the “Sav- ing” screen is showing. You may lose the data. Retrieving Stitch Patterns from the Machine’s Memory Press Press...
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Choose a stitch pattern to retrieve. Recalling from USB Media If the entire saved stitch pattern is not displayed, press the thumbnail. You can recall a specific stitch pattern from either Press to return to the original screen without direct USB media or a folder in the USB media.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Press when there is a subfolder to sort two or more stitch patterns to USB Press to delete the stitch pattern. The pattern media, the stitch pattern in the subfolder is will be deleted from the USB media. displayed.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Move/copy the pattern data to “Removable Press Disk”. Press to delete the stitch pattern. The pattern will be deleted from the “Removable Disk” folder in your computer. → Stitch pattern data in “Removable Disk” is written to the machine.
Chapter Embroidery BEFORE EMBROIDERING ........186 ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS .........229 Embroidery Step by Step ............186 Attaching Embroidery Foot “W” ..........187 If the Bobbin Runs Out of Thread .......... 229 Attaching the Embroidery Unit ..........188 If the Thread Breaks During Sewing ........230 ■...
BEFORE EMBROIDERING Push the black button on the presser foot Attaching Embroidery Foot “W” holder and remove the presser foot. → → → Press → in this order to display a video example of attaching embroidery foot “W” (see page 46). Follow the steps explained below to complete the operation.
BEFORE EMBROIDERING Hold the embroidery foot in place with Note your right hand, and then use the included • You can also sew utility/decorative stitches screwdriver to securely tighten the presser with the embroidery unit attached. Touch foot holder screw. .
BEFORE EMBROIDERING Turn the main power to ON. Hold down the release button, and pull the embroidery unit away from the machine. → The following message will appear. Press → The carriage will move to the initialization position. a Release button CAUTION ■...
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. If a page number such as appears, there is more than one pattern selection screen for that category. Embroidery patterns Greek alphabet patterns Floral alphabet patterns Utility embroidery patterns Frame patterns Alphabet characters...
SELECTING PATTERNS Brother “Exclusives” Vintage designs Monogram designs New European designs Japanese designs Quilt designs...
SELECTING PATTERNS Press to create a mirror image of the Selecting Embroidery Patterns/ pattern as needed. Brother “Exclusives”/Greek If a mistake has been made when selecting the Alphabet Patterns/Floral pattern, press the key of the pattern you want to embroider and the new selection appears. Alphabet Patterns/Utility Embroidery Patterns Touch the key of the category of the pattern...
SELECTING PATTERNS Press and then enter “B”. Selecting Alphabet Character Patterns Example: Entering “Blue Sky”. Press Press the key of the font you want to embroider. If you want to change the size of a character, select the character and then press to change the size.
SELECTING PATTERNS Press to enter a space. Press and then enter “ky”. Press again and enter “S”. Press → The sewing screen is displayed.
SELECTING PATTERNS → The selected pattern is displayed on the screen. Proceed to “VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN” on page 198 to embroider the pattern. Press To return to the previous screen to select another pattern, press → The sewing screen is displayed. Proceed to “VIEWING THE SEWING SCREEN”...
SELECTING PATTERNS Insert the card completely into the card Selecting Patterns from Reader/USB card writer module*. Embroidery Cards Insert the embroidery card so that the end with a printed arrow is facing up. ■ About Embroidery Card Reader (Sold Separately) and USB Card Writer Module* •...
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 × 20 cm (approx. 12 inches × 8 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. Note • Some operations or functions are not avail- able for certain patterns. If the key display is light gray, you cannot use that function or operation with the selected pattern.
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 Iron the iron-on stabilizer material to the wrong side of the fabric. a Fusible side of stabilizer b Fabric (wrong side) Memo • When embroidering on thin fabrics such as organdy or lawn, or on napped fabrics such as towel or corduroy, use water soluble sta- bilizer (sold separately) for best results.
PREPARING THE FABRIC Hooping the Fabric in the Embroidery Frame ■ Types of Embroidery Frames Extra Large Quilt Medium Small Embroidery field Embroidery field Embroidery field Embroidery field 30 cm × 20 cm 20 cm × 20 cm 10 cm × 10 cm 2 cm ×...
PREPARING THE FABRIC ■ Inserting the Fabric Slightly tighten the frame adjustment screw, and then remove the slack in the fabric by → → → Press pulling on the edges and corners. Do not loosen the screw. → in this order to display a video example of hoping the fabric in the embroidery frame (see page 46).
PREPARING THE FABRIC Return the frame adjustment screw to its Place the embroidery sheet on the inner initial position. frame. Align the guide lines on the embroidery sheet with the mark you made on the fabric. Memo • You can use the included screw driver when a Inner frame you loosen or tighten the frame adjustment b Guide line...
PREPARING THE FABRIC ■ Embroidering Ribbons or Tape Embroidering Small Fabrics or Secure with double-sided tape or a temporary spray Fabric Edges adhesive. Use an embroidery stabilizer to provide extra support. After embroidering, remove the stabilizer carefully. Attach the stabilizer as shown in the following examples.
ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME ATTACHING THE EMBROIDERY FRAME → → → → Press in this order to display a video example of attaching the embroidery frame (see page 46). Follow the steps explained below to complete the operation. Note • Wind and insert the bobbin before attaching the embroidery frame. Press the “Presser Foot Lifter”...
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION The pattern is normally positioned in the center of the embroidery frame. If the pattern needs to be repositioned for better placement on the garment, you can check the layout before starting embroidery. Hoop the fabric.
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION Select the pattern on your sewing machine. Press Press in the sewing screen. Press the “Presser Foot Lifter” button to lower the presser foot. Press Press the positioning keys to move the embroidery frame until the cross-shaped chalk mark drawn on the fabric is displayed in the camera view window.
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION Press to display the grid lines. Adjust the orientation of the pattern by pressing the orientation keys until the grid lines are parallel with the chalk mark drawn on the fabric. (Refer to “Rotating the Pattern” on page 242.) a Grid lines b Chalk mark on the fabric Memo...
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION Press Display the Fabric While Aligning the Embroidering Position The fabric hooped in the embroidery frame can be displayed on the LCD so that the embroidery position can be easily aligned. Example: Note • When embroidery frame (small: H 2 cm × W 6 cm (H 1 inch ×...
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION When the fabric appears as a background for Press the “Start/Stop” button to start the pattern, the pattern can be moved if it is embroidering. necessary. See “Sewing Embroidery Patterns” on page 219. → When embroidery is finished, the fabric displayed in the background disappears.
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION ■ Positioning the Pattern on Thick When the following message appears, remove the embroidery positioning sticker, and then Fabric press When positioning the pattern on thick fabric such as quilting, the fabric may not be detected correctly. In order for the fabric to be correctly detected, its thickness must first be measured.
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION From the areas shown in the window, select Note the area containing the embroidery • When inserting the fabric in the embroidery positioning sticker. frame, check that the embroidery pattern fits If an area is not selected, scanning will start from the within the embroidery field for the frame that center.
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION A reminder message appears. Remove the Press embroidery positioning sticker from the fabric, and press To remove the embroidery positioning sticker more easily, press so that the embroidery frame moves slightly forward and away from under the needle.
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION Checking the Pattern Position From , press the key for the position that you want to check. The embroidery frame moves and shows the pattern position. Watch the frame closely to make sure the pattern will be sewn in the right place. Press a Selected position →...
CONFIRMING THE PATTERN POSITION Previewing the Completed Pattern 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 enlarge the image of the pattern. The pattern can be sewn as it appears in the following display.
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 200) and hooping the fabric in the frame (see page 202) are two important factors mentioned earlier. Another important point is the appropriateness of the needle and thread being used.
SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN ■ Embroidery Needle Plate Cover Sewing Embroidery Patterns Under some conditions, based on the type of fabric, stabilizer, or thread being used, there may be some looping in the upper thread. In this case, attach the included embroidery needle plate cover to the needle plate.
SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN Lower the presser foot, then press the Repeat the same steps for embroidering the “Start/Stop” button to start embroidering. remaining colors. After 5-6 stitches, press the “Start/Stop” button again to stop the machine. Trim the excess thread at the end of the seam.
SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN Remove the appliqué material from the Sewing Embroidery Patterns embroidery frame, and then cut carefully along the stitching. After cutting, remove all Which Use Appliqué of the stitching thread carefully. Carefully cut out the pattern on the outline you just There are some patterns which call for an appliqué...
SEWING AN EMBROIDERY PATTERN Apply a thin layer of adhesive or spray adhesive to the back of the appliqué piece and attach it to the appliqué position so that it follows the seam of the outline. Memo • If the appliqué material is a lightweight fabric, you may want to use a fusible web on the back to stabilize the fabric and for appliqué...
PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) Completed embroidery patterns combined with printed designs are built into this machine. Beautiful three-dimensional embroidered designs can be created by ironing a background onto fabric or printing it onto printable fabric, then sewing complementary embroidery on top of the background.
PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) ■ Checking Only the Embroidery Selecting a Pattern Pattern Press Patterns combining embroidery and printed designs can be selected from the pages that contain . Select the desired pattern. Memo • Refer to the Quick Reference Guide for the detail of patterns which enable this function.
PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) ■ Using USB Media Outputting the Background Insert the USB media into the primary (top) Image and Positioning Image USB port on the machine. Use USB media or the computer to output the Select the pattern, and then press following three images from the machine.
PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) ■ Using a USB Cable Memo Plug the USB cable connectors into the • Do not disconnect the USB cable from the machine until data output is finished. corresponding USB ports on the computer and on the machine.
PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) Sewing Embroidery Patterns Note • Before printing onto iron-on paper or printable fabric, we recommend performing Hoop in the embroidery frame the fabric a test print to check the print settings. with the background image ironed on.
PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED DESIGNS) After checking that a pattern is selected, press → The sewing screen appears. Note • Before embroidering, check that the embroidery position sheet is perfectly aligned with the background. Align the embroidering position according to steps through of “Using the Built-...
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 the machine is turned on, you have the option to continue or delete the pattern.
ADJUSTMENTS DURING THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS Attach the embroidery frame and press → The previous sewing screen displayed before the machine was turned off appears. Memo • If you want to start a new embroidery pat- tern, press so the pattern selection screen appears.
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 ■ Upper Thread is Too Loose Adjusting the Alternate Bobbin The tension of the upper thread is too loose, Case (with No Color on the resulting in a loose upper thread, loose thread locks, or loops appearing on the right side of the fabric. Screw) Note When using the embroidery bobbin thread...
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS ■ Bobbin Thread is Too Loose Using the Automatic Thread Bobbin thread appears slightly on the right side of Cutting Function fabric. (END COLOR TRIM) The automatic thread cutting function will a Right side cut the thread at the end of sewing each color. This function is initially turned on.
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS Press to turn off the thread trimming Using the Thread Trimming function. Function (JUMP STITCH TRIM) The thread trimming function will automatically trim any excess thread jumps within the color. This function is initially turned on. To turn this function off, press key and then →...
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS Adjusting the Embroidery Speed Changing the Thread Color Display Press You can display the name of the thread colors or embroidery thread number. In the “Max Embroidery Speed” display, use Memo • Colors on the screen may vary slightly from to change the maximum actual spool colors.
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS When the thread number #123 Changing the Embroidery Frame displayed, use to select from six Display embroidery thread brands pictured below. Press Press In the “Embroidery Frame Display”, use to change the embroidery frame display mode. There are 14 choices. EMBROIDERY / POLYESTER THREAD# COUNTRY/COTTON THREAD#*...
MAKING EMBROIDERY ADJUSTMENTS For the optional embroidery frame. a Extra large frame embroidering area 30 cm × 20 cm (12 inches × 8 inches) b Center mark c Quilt frame embroidering area 20 cm × 20 cm (8 inches × 8 inches) d Embroidery area for optional large embroidery frame 18 cm ×...
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 Mark the embroidery start position on the Press fabric, as shown. to align the needle and the mark on the fabric, and begin embroidering the pattern. Press Changing the Size of the Pattern Press Press Select the direction in which to change the size.
REVISING THE PATTERN Press to stretch the pattern vertically. Rotating the Pattern Press to compact the pattern vertically. Press to return the pattern to its original Press appearance. a Size of the pattern Select the angle of rotation for the pattern. Press to rotate the pattern 90 degrees to the left.
REVISING THE PATTERN Press to return the pattern to its original Creating a Horizontal Mirror position. Image Press so it appears as to create a horizontal mirror image of the selected pattern. Press again to return the pattern to normal. a Degree of rotation 0°...
REVISING THE PATTERN Change the density. Changing the Density (Alphabet Character and Frame Press to make the pattern less dense. Patterns Only) Press to make the pattern more dense. The thread density for some alphabet character and frame patterns can be changed. A setting between 80% and 120% in 5% increments can be specified.
REVISING THE PATTERN After a character is sewn, change the thread Changing the Colors of Alphabet color, and then sew the next character. Character Patterns Combined alphabet character patterns can be sewn with each letter in a different color. If “MULTI COLOR”...
REVISING THE PATTERN Press Note • To cancel the starting point setting and return the starting point to the center of the pattern, press • Use to select a different starting point for embroidering. Press Press Press → The needle is positioned in the lower-left corner of the pattern.
REVISING THE PATTERN As in step , select the character patterns Press to turn off the thread cutting for “DEF”. function and then press Press Press Press the “Start/Stop” button. After the characters are embroidered, cut → The needle is positioned in the lower-left corner of the threads to a generous length, remove the pattern.
REVISING THE PATTERN Press the “Start/Stop” button to begin embroidering the remaining character patterns. Uninterrupted Embroidering (Using a Single Color) A selected pattern can be stitched out in one color instead of multicolor. The machine will hesitate but not stop between color steps, and then continue till the pattern is completed.
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 ■ 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 XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 ■...
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, 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. Memo • If there is enough memory available after deleting the pattern, the pattern you want to save will be saved automatically. If there is not enough memory available after deleting the pattern, repeat the steps above to delete another pattern from the machine’s memory.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Insert the USB media into the primary (top) Saving Embroidery Patterns in USB port on the machine. the Computer 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 the “Removable Disk”...
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press when the pattern you want to Retrieving Patterns from the save is in the sewing screen. Machine’s Memory Press → The machine displays the patterns currently in the memory. Press the key of the pattern you want to retrieve.
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press Press → Embroidery patterns and a folder in a top folder are displayed. Press when there is a subfolder to sort two or more stitch patterns to USB media, the embroidery pattern in the subfolder is displayed. →...
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press the key of the pattern you want to Move/copy the pattern data to “Removable retrieve. Disk”. Press to return to the original screen. Press Press to delete the pattern. The pattern will be deleted from the USB media. →...
USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION Press the key of the pattern you want to recall. Press to return to the original screen. Press → The sewing screen is displayed.
EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Embroider the same pattern from step Using a Frame Pattern to Make onto the base fabric. an Appliqué (1) You can use framed patterns of the same size and shape to create an appliqué. Embroider one pattern with a straight stitch and one pattern with a satin stitch.
EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Select the satin stitch frame pattern of the Using a Frame Pattern to Make same shape as the appliqué. Embroider over the appliqué and base fabric from step an Appliqué (2) create the appliqué. This is a second method to make appliqué using embroidery patterns.
EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Embroider the same pattern on the appliqué Select the satin stitch frame pattern of the fabric. same shape as the appliqué. Remove the embroidery frame from the embroidery unit, and cut around the outside of the stitches. Note •...
EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS Select section to be embroidered. Sewing Split Embroidery Patterns Select the sections in alphabetical order. Split embroidery patterns created with PE-DESIGN A maximum of 12 sections can be displayed in one page. If there are 13 or more sections in the pattern, Ver.7 or later can be sewn.
EMBROIDERY APPLICATIONS If necessary, edit the pattern. For details, refer to “REVISING THE PATTERN” on page 240. Memo • The pattern can be rotated 90° to either the left or right when is pressed. Press the “Start/Stop” button to embroider the pattern section.
Chapter Embroidery Edit ■ Creating an Appliqué Piece.............300 EXPLANATION OF FUNCTIONS....264 ■ Using a Frame Pattern for the Outline ........304 USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION ..... 306 SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT ....265 Selecting Embroidery Patterns/Brother “Exclusives”/Greek PRINT AND STITCH (COMBINING Alphabet Patterns/Floral Alphabet Patterns/Utility Embroidery EMBROIDERY PATTERNS AND PRINTED Patterns/Frame Patterns..........
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 11 functions listed below. ■...
SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT Prepare the machine for embroidery according to the instructions on page 186, and press , then to display the screen below. a Embroidery patterns b Brother “Exclusives” c Greek alphabet patterns d Floral alphabet patterns e Utility embroidery patterns f Frame patterns g Alphabet characters...
SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT Selecting Embroidery Patterns/ Selecting Alphabet Character Brother “Exclusives”/Greek Patterns Alphabet Patterns/Floral When you select character patterns from the Alphabet Patterns/Utility embroidery edit screen, you can edit the appearance of the pattern at the same time. Embroidery Patterns/Frame Patterns Press Select the category of the pattern.
SELECTING PATTERNS TO EDIT After you finish your selections, press Select the layout. (Example: → The embroidery edit screen will appear. When selecting an arc, use Proceed to “EDITING PATTERNS” on change the degree of the arc. page 268 to edit the pattern. Press to make the arc flatter.
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 sequence and times of each step of the pattern currently selected. e Shows the degree of rotation for the pattern.
EDITING PATTERNS ■ Key Functions Display Key Name Explanation Page Thread palette key Press this key to change the colors of the displayed pattern. Rotate key Press this key to rotate the pattern. You can rotate a pattern one degree, ten degrees or ninety degrees at a time.
EDITING PATTERNS Select the pattern to be resized, and then Moving the Pattern press For details on moving the pattern, refer to “Moving Note the Pattern” on page 240. • This function cannot be used with alphabet character patterns, frame patterns or border Rotating the Pattern patterns.
EDITING PATTERNS When the following message appears, press Memo • With the density scale bar, the thread den- sity can be changed. A setting between 80% and 120% in 5% increments can be specified. → The pattern will be returned to its original size, angle, and position as it was before it was edited.
EDITING PATTERNS Check the displayed pattern. Deleting the Pattern Press to delete the pattern from the screen. → Use to scroll through the display in any direction. To display the pattern back to the normal Displaying Patterns in the Screen size (100%), press Magnified by 200% Press...
EDITING PATTERNS Changing the Configuration of Changing Alphabet Character Alphabet Character Patterns Spacing Press Press Press the key of the layout you want to embroider. See page 267 for more information about layout types. → The display will show the selected layout. Press...
EDITING PATTERNS to change the spacing. Press to increase the character spacing. Press to decrease the character spacing. Press to return the pattern to its original appearance. Press to return to the original screen. Reducing Character Spacing The spacing between characters can be reduced to 50% of the narrowest character in the group.
EDITING PATTERNS to select where the pattern is Separating Combined Character Patterns to be separated, and then press separate it. For this example, the pattern will be separated between “T” and “a”. Combined character patterns can be separated to adjust the character spacing or to separately edit the patterns after all characters have been entered.
EDITING PATTERNS to select a pattern, and Changing the Color of Each Alphabet Character in a Pattern then use to adjust the character spacing. Press so you can assign a thread color to each character. Press Change the thread to sew each character in a different color.
EDITING PATTERNS Press to choose a new Embroidering Linked Characters color from the color palette. You can embroider linked characters exampled To return to the original color, press . If below, in a single row when the pattern extends beyond the embroidery frame. multiple colors have been changed, this command will return all colors to their original colors.
EDITING PATTERNS Press In the pattern editing screen, press then press to choose where to add a color on the custom thread table. You can choose colors from the custom thread from the custom thread table by directly touching the screen with the touch pen.
EDITING PATTERNS Press to select one of the thread brands in the machine. a Thread brand b Entered thread color number → The selected thread color is set in the custom thread table. to enter a color’s 4-digit number. Note •...
EDITING PATTERNS Press to return to the original screen. Press Repeat the previous steps until all desired thread colors are specified. To delete a specified color from the palette, press To delete all the specified color from the palette, press Press to return to the original screen.
EDITING PATTERNS ■ Recalling the Custom Thread Table Insert the USB media into the primary (top) USB port on the machine. data from USB media You can recall a custom thread table data from USB media. Note • Do not store two or more “.pcp” data file in USB media.
EDITING PATTERNS Press 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 → The “Saving” screen is displayed. When the data is loaded to the machine, the display returns to the original screen automatically.
EDITING PATTERNS Press Press Find New Color Schemes With the Color Shuffling Function With the color shuffling function, the machine suggests new color schemes for the embroidery pattern that you have selected. After you select the desired effect from the four available (“RANDOM”, “VIVID”, “GRADIENT”...
EDITING PATTERNS Select the number of colors you want to use Press the desired color scheme from and then select the desired effect. samples. Press to display the new schemes. a Number of colors to be used in the pattern b Effects for schemes a Press to review the previous schemes.
EDITING PATTERNS Press to select the displayed color Designing Repeated Patterns scheme. ■ Sewing Repeated Patterns Press to return to the previous screen. You can continue selecting color schemes from the Using the border function, you can create stitches using repeated patterns. You can also adjust the selected page prior to pressing spacing of the patterns within a repeated pattern Press...
EDITING PATTERNS Select the direction in which the pattern to repeat the pattern on top and will be repeated. to repeat the pattern at the bottom. To delete the top pattern, press To delete the bottom pattern, press Adjust the spacing of the repeated pattern. To widen spacing, press To tighten spacing, press a Vertical direction...
EDITING PATTERNS ■ Repeating One Element of a Press to finish repeating. Repeated Pattern Memo By using the Cut function, you can select one • When there are two or more patterns, all element of a repeated pattern and repeat only that patterns will be grouped together as one single element.
EDITING PATTERNS to select the cut line. Press to select the element to repeat. → The cut line will move. Press → The repeated pattern will be divided into separate elements.
EDITING PATTERNS Repeat the selected element. Press to finish repeating. Note • Once you have cut a repeated pattern into separate elements, you cannot return to the original repeated pattern. • Each element can be edited separately in the edit screen. See “Selecting combined embroidery patterns”...
EDITING PATTERNS ■ Assigning Thread Marks Press to select the thread mark to be By sewing thread marks, you can easily align patterns when sewing a series. When sewing is sewn. finished on a pattern, a thread mark in the shape of an arrow will be sewn using the final thread.
EDITING PATTERNS Press the “Start/Stop” button to begin Embroidering the Pattern embroidering. Repeatedly → When embroidering is finished, the thread mark is sewn with the last thread color. After creating the repeated pattern, rehoop the embroidery frame and keep sewing for the next pattern.
EDITING PATTERNS Attach the embroidery frame to the Press machine, and then touch Press Touch to set the starting point to the left side of the pattern. Press the positioning keys to move the embroidery frame until the thread mark on the fabric is aligned on the starting point in the camera view window.
EDITING PATTERNS Memo • Press to enlarge the camera view. By enlarging the camera view, you can make a close adjustment for the needle drop position moving the embroidery frame little by little. If the pattern position cannot be aligned using the positioning keys, rehoop the fabric, and then try again to align the position with the positioning keys.
EDITING PATTERNS After Editing Press To combine the pattern with other patterns, select (see page 295). See page 218 for more information about sewing patterns. Memo • If you want to return to the edit screen after pressing , press...
COMBINING PATTERNS COMBINING PATTERNS to view 2/7, then select Editing Combined Patterns Example: Combining alphabet characters with an embroidery pattern and editing Press to select an embroidery pattern. Press...
COMBINING PATTERNS Press Select and enter “Spring”. After selecting , press to change the character case, then enter the remaining characters. Press to enter the alphabet → The characters you enter will be displayed in the characters. center of the display. Press Press to return to the previous screen.
COMBINING PATTERNS ■ Selecting combined embroidery pat- Press to change the layout of the terns characters. Press If multiple patterns have been combined, use See page 273 for more information about changing to select the pattern to be edited. If a the layout.
COMBINING PATTERNS Embroider by following the color order on the right side of the display. Sewing Combined Patterns Combined patterns will be embroidered in the order they were entered. In this example, the embroidery order will be as follows: → After the flowers are embroidered, the [+] cursor will move to the “Spring”...
VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS Uninterrupted Embroidering Basting Embroidery (Using a Single Color) Before embroidering, basting stitches can be sewn along the outline of the pattern. This is useful for A selected pattern can be stitched out in one color embroidering fabric that cannot have stabilizer instead of multicolor.
VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS Press to return to the previous When embroidering is finished, remove the screen. basting stitching. Press Press to select the basting setting. Creating an Appliqué Piece Appliqué pieces can be created from the built-in patterns and patterns on embroidery cards. This is convenient for fabrics that cannot be embroidered or when you wish to attach an appliqué...
VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS Select the pattern, and edit it if necessary. Press , and then display 7/8 of the settings screen. to specify the distance between the pattern and the appliqué outline. Note • Finish combining and editing the pattern before selecting the appliqué...
VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS Press to select the appliqué setting. Memo • Three steps are added to the sewing order: appliqué cutting line, position of pattern placement on the garment, and appliqué stitching. a Cutting line for appliqué b Position of pattern placement on garment c Appliqué...
VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS Hoop the appliqué fabric in the embroidery Use two layers of adhesive water-soluble frame, attach the embroidery frame to the stabilizer material with their sticky sides machine, and then start embroidering. together, and then hoop them in the embroidery frame.
VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS ■ Using a Frame Pattern for the Out- With the machine threaded using the thread for the outline from step , sew the outline line (APPLIQUE). Using a frame pattern, the desired shape can be added as the outline of the appliqué. a Outline of appliqué...
VARIOUS EMBROIDERING FUNCTIONS Edit the frame pattern to fit the size of the to select the frame pattern, appliqué pattern. and then press Press and then press → The frame pattern is deleted. Press Press to select the appliqué piece setting.
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 How to Create Bobbin Work ABOUT BOBBIN WORK ..............308 PREPARING FOR BOBBIN WORK ............309 Required Materials ....................309 ■ Bobbin case and bobbin cover ..................309 ■ Lower thread .........................309 ■ Upper thread.........................309 ■ Needle...........................309 ■ Presser foot ........................309 ■ Fabric ..........................309 Upper Threading ....................310 Preparing the Bobbin Thread ................310 ■...
ABOUT BOBBIN WORK ABOUT BOBBIN WORK Beautiful embroidery work, with a three-dimensional appearance, can be created by winding the bobbin with heavy weight thread or ribbon, which is too thick to be threaded through the machine’s needle. The decorative thread or ribbon will stitch out on the underneath side of fabric while sewing with the fabric wrong side facing up.
PREPARING FOR BOBBIN WORK PREPARING FOR BOBBIN WORK ■ Upper thread Required Materials Sewing machine embroidery thread (polyester thread) or monofilament (transparent nylon) thread. ■ Bobbin case and bobbin cover If you do not wish for the upper thread to be visible, we recommend using transparent nylon monofilament thread or polyester light weight thread (50wt.
PREPARING FOR BOBBIN WORK Remove the bobbin case. Upper Threading Install a needle appropriate for the upper thread and fabric to be used. For details on installing the needle, refer to “CHANGING THE NEEDLE” on page 67. Attach the presser foot. →...
PREPARING FOR BOBBIN WORK CAUTION • Be sure to use the machine’s included bobbin or one designed specifically for this machine. Using any other bobbin may result in damage or injuries. mark mark c Bobbin case Note • The bobbin case (gray) cannot be used for sewing in any way other than bobbin work.
PREPARING FOR BOBBIN WORK ■ When tension is applied to the bob- ■ When tension is not applied to the bin thread bobbin thread Insert bobbin into bobbin case so the thread If the bobbin thread in the trial stitching is too tight unwinds from the left side.
PREPARING FOR BOBBIN WORK Gently pull the upper thread to bring the bobbin thread up through the needle plate. Note • When installing the needle plate cover, do not allow it to pinch the thread. Install the flat bed attachment or embroidery unit.
CREATING BOBBIN WORK (SEWING) CREATING BOBBIN WORK (SEWING) Adjust the upper thread tension. Positioning the Fabric and For details on adjusting the upper thread tension, Sewing refer to “Setting the Thread Tension” on page 79. Note • Recommended stitches for bobbin work are open “airy”...
CREATING BOBBIN WORK (SEWING) Use the presser foot lever to raise the presser foot. Note • If the bobbin thread does not come up, hold With the wrong side facing up, place the the upper thread as shown below to pull up the bobbin thread.
CREATING BOBBIN WORK (SEWING) ■ Finishing the thread ends Select a low speed, gently hold the threads behind the presser foot and start sewing. At the end of the stitching, use a hand Threads can be released after several sewing needle to bring the bobbin thread stitches have been made.
CREATING BOBBIN WORK (SEWING) Bobbin Work Free Motion Sewing If so desired, use a template or draw your design on the stabilizer to allow for ease of stitching. Remember, your stitches with your decorative thread will be on the underneath side of your fabric and the stabilizer will be on the top of the wrong side of your fabric.
CREATING BOBBIN WORK (EMBROIDERY) CREATING BOBBIN WORK (EMBROIDERY) To select a bobbin work embroidery Selecting the Pattern pattern, press (Embroidery). Note Note • Prepare the machine for bobbin work as • Embroidery patterns for bobbin work cannot described in “PREPARING FOR BOBBIN be used in the embroidery edit screen WORK”...
CREATING BOBBIN WORK (EMBROIDERY) Note CAUTION • Since bobbin work is sewn from the wrong side of the fabric, the pattern shown in the • When sewing bobbin work, be sure to select an screen appears as a mirror image of the embroidery pattern for bobbin work.
CREATING BOBBIN WORK (EMBROIDERY) Using the presser foot lever, raise the Start Embroidering presser foot. To bring the bobbin thread above the Hoop the fabric so the right side of the fabric, rotate the handwheel fabric is facing down with the stabilizer counterclockwise while holding the upper lying on the top.
CREATING BOBBIN WORK (EMBROIDERY) Press to unlock all keys and Using a hand sewing needle such as a buttons. ribbon embroidering needle, pull the bobbin thread to the top (wrong side) of the fabric, and then tie the upper thread and Lower the presser foot.
ADJUSTING THE THREAD TENSION 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. ■...
TROUBLESHOOTING TROUBLESHOOTING Several solutions for minor problems are described below. If the problem persists, contact your nearest authorized Brother dealer. ■ The thread was accidentally cut automatically and the bobbin thread is caught inside the machine Cut the thread near the fabric above the needle plate, and then remove the fabric.
Chapter MY CUSTOM STITCH DESIGNING A STITCH..............326 ENTERING STITCH DATA ..............328 ■ Key Functions ........................328 ■ Moving a Point ......................331 ■ Moving Part or All of the Design ...................331 ■ Inserting New Points .....................332 USING STORED CUSTOM STITCHES ..........334 Storing Custom Stitches in Your List ..............334 ■...
DESIGNING A STITCH DESIGNING A STITCH By using the MY CUSTOM STITCH function, you Decide the spacing of the stitch. can register stitches you have created yourself. You can also sew designs combining MY By adjusting the spacing of a stitch, you can create CUSTOM STITCH creations with built-in 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 enlarge the image of the stitch being Press and then created. Press a Currently selected point/Total number of points b Coordinates of Press to add the point indicated by to move to the coordinates To insert coordinates with the touch pen, move the of the first point on the grid sheet.
ENTERING STITCH DATA Select whether one stitch or three stitches Press to view an image of the stitch. will be sewn between the first two points. To sew three stitches, press the key so that it appears to move to the second point and press Memo •...
ENTERING STITCH DATA ■ Moving a Point ■ Moving Part or All of the Design Press to move to the point Press to move to the first that you want to move. point of the section that you want to move. To move to the first point, press To move...
ENTERING STITCH DATA ■ Inserting New Points Press to move the section. 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.
ENTERING STITCH DATA → A new point is entered and moves to it. to move the point.
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 STITCH function can be stored for later use.
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 ..............338 Restrictions on oiling.....................338 Precautions on storing the machine ..............338 Cleaning the LCD Screen ..................338 Cleaning the Machine Casing ................338 Cleaning the Race ....................338 Cleaning the Cutter in the Bobbin Case Area ............340 About the Maintenance Message................341 ADJUSTING THE SCREEN ..............342 Adjusting the Brightness of the Screen Display .............342 Touch Panel is Malfunctioning ................342...
CARE AND MAINTENANCE CARE AND MAINTENANCE CAUTION • Be sure to unplug the machine before cleaning it. Otherwise, electric shock or injury may result. Restrictions on oiling Cleaning the LCD Screen In order to prevent damaging this machine, it must If the screen is dirty, gently wipe it with the not be oiled by the user.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE Press the “Needle Position” button to raise Use the cleaning brush or a vacuum cleaner the needle. to remove any lint and dust from the race and bobbin thread sensor and the Turn the main power to OFF. surrounding area.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE Make sure that the indicated points are aligned Cleaning the Cutter in the Bobbin before installing the bobbin case. Case Area CAUTION The cutter below the needle plate should be • Never use a bobbin case that is scratched; cleaned.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE Use the screwdriver included with the machine to screw and attach the needle plate. Insert the tabs on the needle plate cover into the needle plate, and then slide the cover back on. About the Maintenance Message Once this message appears, it is recommended to take your machine to an authorized dealer or nearest authorized service center for a regular...
ADJUSTING THE SCREEN ADJUSTING THE SCREEN Holding your finger on the screen, turn the Adjusting the Brightness of the main power switch to OFF and back to ON. Screen Display If the screen is not looks very clear under certain situation, you can adjust the brightness of the screen display.
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. Press for advice about minor sewing problems during sewing. Press at any time to return to the original screen.
TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Solution Page Bobbin thread breaks Bobbin is set incorrectly. Reset the bobbin thread correctly. There are scratches on the bobbin or it doesn’t Replace the bobbin. rotate properly. Thread is twisted. Use scissors, etc. to cut the twisted thread —...
TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Solution Page Fabric does not feed Feed dogs are set in the down position. Press , and then turn the handwheel to through the machine raise the feed dogs. Stitches are too close together. Lengthen the stitch length setting. Wrong presser foot was used.
TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Solution Page Embroidery pattern Thread is twisted. Use scissors, etc., to cut the twisted thread — does not sew out and remove it from the race, etc. correctly Fabric was not inserted into the frame correctly If the fabric is not stretched tight in the frame, (fabric was loose, etc.).
TROUBLESHOOTING CAUTION • This machine is equipped with a thread detection device. If the “Start/Stop” button is pushed before the upper threading is done, the machine will not operate properly. Also, depending on the pattern selected, the machine may feed the fabric even if the needle is raised. This is due to the needle bar release mechanism.
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 appears when This message is displayed there are not enough colors in when the built-in camera the custom thread table, to cannot detect the edge of the display the color scheme you fabric. have selected to display. If this message appeared In this case, set more colors after sewing has reached 1 to...
ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed This message is displayed when the “Reverse/ when there are too many Reinforcement Stitch” button characters and the curved is pushed while the character configuration is embroidery unit is attached. impossible. This message is displayed This message is displayed when the foot controller is when the machine is in...
ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed This message is displayed when the machine is in when the “Start/Stop” button embroidery edit mode, and is pushed and the machine is you try to use an editing in embroidery mode, but the function when the pattern is embroidery unit is not not completely within the red...
ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed This message is displayed when the machine failed to when the “Start/Stop” button recognize the embroidery is pushed to sew Utility positioning mark. stitches or Character/ - Confirm that the embroidery Decorative stitches while the positioning mark is in the foot controller is connected.
ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed This message is displayed when the machine is when the embroidery unit is retrieving a previously saved attached and the power is pattern while in embroidery turned on with the needle in edit mode. the down position.
ERROR MESSAGES This message is displayed This message is displayed if when you attempt to select a some malfunction occurs. pattern after the USB media in which the pattern is saved has been changed. This message is displayed This message is displayed when an error occurs with the when you try to use USB media.
ERROR MESSAGES This message appears if the file format is incompatible with this machine. Check the list of compatible file formats. (see page 40.) This message is displayed when the image is deleted. This message is displayed when you press in the screen other than the Utility Stitch, or press...
UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE You can use USB media or a computer to upgrade software for your sewing machine. When an upgrade program is available on “ http://solutions.brother.com ”, please download the files following the instructions on the website and steps below. Note •...
UPGRADING YOUR MACHINE’S SOFTWARE Remove the USB media, and turn the machine off and on again. Upgrade Procedure Using Computer While pressing the “Automatic Threading” button, turn the main power to ON. → The following screen will appear on the LCD. When the message disappears, press Press Plug the USB cable connector into the...
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. Note • Quilting foot “C” is used when the straight stitch needle plate is attached to the machine. Refer to “Using Free motion Quilting Foot “C””...