Starting to Sew
Basic sewing operations are described below.
Before operating the sewing machine, read the following precautions.
● While the machine is in operation, pay special attention to the needle. In addition, keep your hands
away from all moving parts such as the needle, handwheel, and thread take-up lever, otherwise injuries
● Do not pull or push the fabric too hard while sewing, otherwise injuries may occur or the needle may
● Never use bent needles. Bent needles can easily break, possibly resulting in injuries.
● Use the correct presser foot for the type of stitch that you wish to sew, otherwise the needle may hit the
presser foot, causing the needle to bend or break.
● When sewing, make sure that the needle does not strike basting pins, otherwise the needle may break or
● Before replacing the presser foot, be sure to turn off the sewing machine, otherwise injuries may occur
if the start/stop button is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing.
The basic sewing procedure is shown below.
Turn on the
2 Select a stitch.
Attach the presser
4 Start sewing.
Turn on the sewing machine.
For details, refer to "Turning on the machine" (page 14).
Select a stitch appropriate for the application.
For details, refer to "Selecting a stitch" (page 40).
Attach the presser foot that is appropriate for the type of stitch that you
wish to sew.
For details, refer to "Replacing the presser foot" (page 31).
Position the fabric, and then start sewing. When sewing is finished, cut the
For details, refer to "Positioning the fabric" (page 41), "Starting to sew"
(page 42), and "Cutting the thread" (page 46).