This houshold sewing machine is designed to comply with IEC/EN 60335-2-28 and UL1594 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: Read all instructions before using this household sewing machine. DANGER To reduce the risk of electric shock: •...
Extension Table To remove Hook your ngers on the bottom left of the extension table and pull it to the left. Free-arm sewing For stitching sleeves, waistbands, pant legs or any other tubular garments. For darning socks or mending knees or elbows.
Standard Accessories and Storage Utility Foot A Utility Foot B Buttonhole Foot C Adjustable Blind Hem Foot Zipper Foot E Non-stick Glide Foot H Edging Foot J Automatic Buttonhole Foot R Transparent Foot B (only model 122) Quilter’s 1/4” Piecing Foot P (only model 122) Gathering Foot (only model 122) Self-adhesive Glide Plates...
Getting ready to sew For Emerald 118 and 122 Connecting the Power Supply Turn the power switch off. Insert the foot control plug into the machine socket. Insert the power supply plug into the machine and the wall outlet. Turn the power switch on. Power switch Foot control plug Machine plug...
Adjusting the Sewing Speed You can control the sewing speed in two ways; with the speed control slide or with the foot control. Speed control slide (model 118 and 122) With the speed control slide, you can change the sewing speed to suit your needs.
Sewing Guide Reference Chart Consult the Sewing Guide Reference Chart for the fast easy way to select the best stitch, stitch length, stitch width, thread tension, presser foot and presser foot pressure for your sewing technique and fabric. Look in the column for your fabric type: : for stable fabrics WOVEN FABRICS that have no stretch.
Reverse Lever When you press the reverse lever downwards, the machine will sew in reverse. The machine will only sew in reverse as long as the reverse lever is pressed down. Reverse lever Presser Foot Pressure Dial Turn the pressure dial to adjust the pressure of the presser foot on the fabric when sewing on different thicknesses of fabric.
Raising and Lowering the Presser Foot The presser foot is raised and lowered with the presser foot lever. The presser foot must be down when sewing. By raising the presser foot lever as far as it goes the lift height of the presser foot can be increased by 1/4”...
Changing the Needle Turn off the power switch. Your machine uses standard sewing machine needles. Lower the presser foot. Loosen the screw in the needle clamp by turning it counterclockwise. Remove the needle. Push up the new needle as far as it will go with the at side away from you.
Placing the thread spool on the spool pin Place the thread spool on the spool pin with the thread coming off as illustrated. With large thread spools, the large holder is placed in front of the thread. If you use narrow thread spools, the small holder is placed in front of the thread.
Bobbin Winding Pull the handwheel out to put the machine in bobbin wind position (the needle will not go up and down). Guide the thread around the bobbin thread tension guide into the tension disk. Thread through the hole in the bobbin from the inside to the outside.
Placing the bobbin Turn off the power switch Place the bobbin in the bobbin case with the thread pulling off as illustrated. Guide the thread into the front notch (a) on the front side of the bobbin case. Draw the thread to the left, sliding it between the tension spring blades.
Threading the Machine Turn off the power switch Make sure the presser foot is raised and the needle is in the up position. Bring the thread from the spool and pass it through the thread guide. Then draw it down along the right slot.
Needle threader Turn off the power switch Raise the needle to its highest position. Lower the needle threader as far as it will go. The hook comes through the needle eye from behind. Bring the thread from the left around the guide and under the hook.
Bringing up the Bobbin Thread Turn off the power switch. Raise the presser foot and hold the needle thread lightly with your left hand. Turn the handwheel slowly toward you one complete turn. Bring the bobbin thread up by pulling the needle thread as illustrated.
Stitch selection Raise the needle to its highest position. Turn the stitch selection dial to set the desired stitch pattern number at the setting mark. Stitch selection dial Setting mark Always raise the needle above the NOTE: fabric and presser foot before you turn the stitch selction dial.
Adjusting stretch stitch balance If the stretch stitches are unbalanced when you sew on a particular fabric, balance them by turning the stitch length dial, within the stretch range. To adjust the distorted stitches: If the stitches are spread out (a), correct them by turning the dial in the “–”...
Balancing Needle Thread Tension The thread tension may be adjusted depending on the sewing materials, layers of fabric and sewing method. Balanced tension: The ideal straight stitch has threads locked between two layers of fabric, as illustrated. For an ideal zigzag stitch, the bobbin thread does not show on the right side (top side) of the fabric, and the needle thread shows slightly on the wrong side...
Basic sewing Straight Stitch Sewing Machine setting Consult the Sewing Guide Reference Chart for the settings recommended. Starting to sew Raise the presser foot and position the fabric next to a seam guide line on the needle plate. Lower the needle to the point where you want to start.
Finishing sewing Press the reverse lever and sew several stitches in reverse at the end of the seam, to lock the stitch. Raise the presser foot and remove the fabric, drawing the threads to the back. Draw the threads up and into the thread cutter.
Seam Guides on the Needle Plate The seam guides on the needle plate help you measure seam allowance. The numbers indicate the distance between the center needle position and the seam guide. Seam guides Number 20 4/8 5/8 6/8 Spacing 2.0 1.3 (cm) Pivoting...
Utility Stitches Consult the Sewing Guide Reference Chart for the fast easy way to select the best stitch, stitch length, stitch width, thread tension, presser foot and presser foot pressure for your sewing technique and fabric. Basic Zigzag Simple zigzag stitching is widely used for overcasting, sewing on buttons etc.
Reinforced Straight Stitch Machine setting Stitch pattern: 1 Stitch width: 0 or 5 Stitch length: stretch Thread tension: 2 – 5 Presser foot: Utility foot A This stitch is stronger than regular straight stitch, due to the fact that it is a triple and elastic stitch.
Automatic Buttonhole Machine setting Stitch pattern: Stitch width: 4 – 5 Stitch length: Thread tension: 3 – 5 Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R The size of buttonhole is NOTES: automatically set by placing the button in the automatic buttonhole foot R. The button holder of the foot takes a button size up to 2.5 cm (1”) in diameter.
Pull the buttonhole lever down as far as it will go. a Buttonhole lever Raise the foot and put the needle thread through the hole and under the foot. Draw both threads to the left. Insert the fabric under the foot and lower the needle at the starting point.
Sew slowly. The machine will stitch the complete buttonhole. Stop the machine at the starting point when the buttonhole is completed. The machine sews the front bartack and left column rst, then the back bartack and right column. Raise the foot and remove the fabric.Cut both needle and bobbin threads leaving about 10 cm (4”) of thread ends loose.
When nished, push the buttonhole lever up as far as it will go. Adjusting the buttonhole stitch density Turn the stitch length dial within the range of to adjust the buttonhole stitch density. If the button is extremely NOTE: thick, make a test buttonhole. If it is dif cult to t the button through the test buttonhole, lengthen the size by pulling back the button holder which will...
Corded Buttonhole Machine setting: Stitch pattern: Stitch width: 4 – 5 Stitch length: Thread tension: 3 – 5 Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R With the buttonhole foot raised, hook the ller cord on the spur at the back of the buttonhole foot. Bring the cord under the foot and hook the ller cord into the notches on the front of the foot to hold...
Manual Buttonhole Consult the Sewing Guide Reference Chart for recommended settings. If the diameter of the button is more than 2.5 cm (1”), make the buttonhole manually as follows: 1 Snap on buttonhole foot C. Pull the buttonhole lever down as far as it will go.
Sew the front bartack and left column to the desired length then stop sewing. Pull the buttonhole lever toward you. Sew the back bartack and right column and then stop sewing at the starting point. When nished, push the buttonhole lever up as far as it will go.
Sewing Zipper Machine setting Stitch pattern: 1 Stitch width: Stitch length: 1.5 – 4 Thread tension: 3 – 6 Presser foot: Zipper foot E To Snap On the Zipper Foot Snap on the zipper foot. 1 Groove 2 Pin To sew the left side of the zipper, snap on zipper foot on the right bar on the side.
Place right sides of the fabric together. Sew a seam from the bottom 2 cm (5/8”) from the right edge to the end of the zipper opening. Sew a few stitches in reverse to lock. Increase the stitch length to “4”, set needle thread tension to “1”, and baste the length of the zipper opening.
Sew through all layers next to the fold. Stop just before the zipper foot reaches the slider on the zipper tape. Lower the needle slightly into the fabric. Raise the zipper foot and open the zipper. Lower the foot and stitch the remainder of the seam.
Remove the zipper foot and snap on with pin on left side. Guide the edge of the foot along the zipper teeth and stitch through the fabric and zipper tape, about 1 cm (3/8”) distance from the basting line. Stop about 5 cm (2’’) from the top of the zipper.
Blind Hem Consult the Sewing Guide Reference Chart for recommended settings. Fold the hem under the fabric as illustrated for ne or medium fabrics. Fold a hem with the wrong side up forming a 0.5 cm (1/8”) allowance. a Wrong side of the fabric b 0.5 cm (1/8”) c Heavy weight fabric d Light/medium weight fabric...
Non-stick Glide Foot H Consult the Sewing Guide Reference Chart for recommended settings. When sewing foam, plastic, plastic coated fabrics, leather and imitation leathers, the Non-stick Glide Foot H feeds over the fabric without sticking. Use it for general sewing and buttonholes on plastic and leather type fabrics.
Gathering Foot Gather fabric or gather and attach a ruf e in one step. Suitable for light to medium weight fabrics. Straight stitch, (left needle position), length 4. The longer the length, the more fabric will gather. Snap on Gathering Foot. For gathered fabric: Place fabric under Gathering Foot and sew.
Care and maintenance Turn off the power switch. Do not dismantle the machine other than as explained in this section. Clean the outside of the machine with a soft cloth and mild soap. Cleaning the Hook Assembly area and Feed Teeth Remove the presser foot and needle.
Replacing the Bobbin Case Turn off the power switch. Insert the bobbin case into the hook assembly area. Make sure the knob of the bobbin case ts next to the stopper in the assembly area. a Knob b Stopper Insert the bobbin. Replace the needle plate, inserting the two needle plate guide pins into the holes in the needle plate.
Troubleshooting Condition Cause Reference The needle 1. The needle thread is not threaded properly. Page 14 thread breaks. 2. The needle thread tension is too tight. Page 20 3. The needle is bent. Page 10 4. The needle is incorrectly inserted. Page 10 5.
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