PREPARING FOR BOBBIN WORK
■ Lower thread
We recommend the following types of threads for
No.5 or finer hand embroidery
thread or decorative thread
Flexible woven ribbon
(When embroidering: approx. 2 mm
(approx. 5/64 inch) is recommended)
Fine embroidery ribbon (silk or
silk-like material) (3.5 mm (approx.
1/8 inch) or less is recommended)
* When wide ribbon or heavy weight threads are being used, we
recommend test sewing with and without bobbin case tension
being applied to see which gives the best stitching results.
If wide ribbon such as 3.5 mm (approx. 1/8 inch) is to be used,
we recommend that bobbin case tension not be applied. Refer
to page A-7 for more detailed instructions.
• Do not use thread heavier than No.5 hand
• Some threads may not be appropriate for
bobbin work. Be sure to sew trial stitches
before sewing on your project.
■ Upper thread
Sewing machine embroidery thread (polyester
thread) or monofilament (transparent nylon) thread.
If you do not wish for the upper thread to be visible,
we recommend using transparent nylon
monofilament thread or polyester light weight
thread (50 wt. or above) that is the same color as the
Use a needle appropriate for the upper thread and
fabric being used. Refer to "Fabric/Thread/Needle
Combinations" on page B-57 and "Embroidery Step
by Step" on page B-58.
■ Presser foot
Utility stitches or decorative stitches:
Monogramming foot "N"
Free motion sewing:
Free motion open toe quilting foot "O"
Embroidery foot "W" or embroidery foot with LED
Be sure to sew trial stitches on a piece of scrap
fabric, which includes the same threads and fabric
as what is being used in your project.
• The sewing results may be affected by the
type of fabric used. Before sewing your
project, be sure to sew trial stitches on a
piece of scrap fabric that is the same as the
fabric used in the project.
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 B-55.
Attach the presser foot.
Thread the machine with the upper thread.
For details on threading the machine, refer to
"Upper Threading" on page B-46.