The carriage moves the embroidery frame automatically when
embroidering. (page 188)
b Release button (located under the embroidery unit)
Press the release button to remove the embroidery unit. (page
c Embroidery frame holder
Insert the embroidery frame into the embroidery frame holder to
hold the frame in place. (page 206)
d Frame-securing lever
Press the frame-securing lever down to secure the embroidery
frame. (page 206)
e Embroidery unit connection
Insert the embroidery unit connection into the connection port
when attaching the embroidery unit. (page 188)
• After the embroidery frame is set in the frame
holder, be sure the frame-securing lever is
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
a "Start/Stop" button
Press this button and the machine will sew a few stitches at a
slow speed and then begin sewing at the speed set by the
sewing speed controller. Press the button again to stop the
machine. Hold the button in to sew at the machine's slowest
speed. The button changes color according to the machine's
The machine is ready to sew or is sewing.
The machine cannot sew.
b "Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch" button
Use this button to sew reinforcement stitches at the beginning
and end of sewing. Press this button, and the machine sews 3
stitches in the same spot and stops automatically. For straight
and zigzag stitch patterns that take reverse stitches, the
machine will sew reverse stitches at low speed only while
holding down the "Reverse/Reinforcement Stitch" button (the
stitches are sewn in the opposite direction).
c "Needle Position" button
Use this button when changing sewing direction or for detailed
sewing in small areas. Press this button to raise or lower the
needle position. With this button, you can lower and raise the
needle to sew a single stitch.
d "Thread Cutter" button
Press this button after sewing to automatically trim the excess
e "Presser Foot Lifter" button
Press this button to lower the presser foot and apply pressure to
the fabric. Press this button again to raise the presser foot.
f Sewing Speed controller
Use this controller to adjust the sewing speed. Move the slide to
the left to sew at slower speeds. Move the slide to the right to
sew at higher speeds. Beginners should sew at a slow speed.
g "Automatic Threading" button
Use this button to automatically thread the needle.
• Do not press the thread cutter button after the
threads have been cut. The needle may break
and threads may become tangled, or damage
to the machine may occur.