Changing Sewing Direction
Stop the machine. Leave the needle in the fabric,
and press the "Presser Foot Lifter" button to raise
the presser foot. Using the needle as a pivot, turn
the fabric so that you can sew in the new
direction. Press the "Presser Foot Lifter" button to
lower the presser foot and start sewing.
The pivot setting is useful when changing the
sewing direction. When the machine is stopped at
the corner of the fabric, the machine stops with the
needle in the fabric and the presser foot is
automatically raised so the fabric can easily be
rotated ("Pivoting" on page 84).
■ Sewing a Seam Allowance of 0.5 cm
Baste the corner before sewing, and then, after
changing the sewing direction at the corner, pull the
basting thread toward the back while sewing.
a 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)
Sewing Heavyweight Fabrics
The sewing machine can sew fabrics up to 6 mm
(approx. 1/4 inch) thick. If the thickness of a seam
causes sewing to occur at an angle, help guide the
fabric by hand and sew on the downward slope.
• Do not forcefully push fabrics more than
6 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) thick through the
sewing machine. This may cause the needle to
break and cause injury.
• Thicker fabrics require a larger needle
("CHANGING THE NEEDLE" on page 67).
■ If the Fabric does not Fit under the
If the presser foot is in the up position, and you are
sewing heavyweight or multiple layers of fabric
which do not fit easily under the presser foot, use
the presser foot lever to raise the presser foot to its
highest position. The fabric will now fit under the
• You cannot use the presser foot lever after
the presser foot has been raised using the
"Presser Foot Lifter" button.