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Adjusting The Presser Foot Pressure; Automatic Fabric Sensor System (automatic Presser Foot Pressure); Pivoting - Brother 888-F50 Operation Manual

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• Depending on the selected stitch, mirroring may
not be possible; for example, buttonhole stitch.
• When the machine is turned off, the mirroring
setting is cancelled.

Adjusting the presser foot pressure

You can adjust the presser foot pressure (the amount of
pressure applied to the fabric by the presser foot) on the
settings screen. The higher the number, the greater the
pressure will be. Set the pressure at "3" for normal sewing.
(Presser foot pressure) in the settings
Adjust the pressure by pressing the "-" or "+" key.
Automatic Fabric Sensor System (Automatic
presser foot pressure)
(For models equipped with automatic fabric
sensor system. Refer to page B-8)
The thickness of the fabric is automatically detected and the
presser foot pressure is automatically adjusted with an internal
sensor while sewing, to insure that your fabric is fed smoothly.
The fabric sensor system works continuously while sewing.
This function is useful for sewing over thick seams or quilting.
For details, refer to the "Sewing" section.
(Automatic fabric sensor system) in the
settings screen.
Set the sensor system to "ON" by pressing the "-" or
"+" key.


(For models equipped with pivot function.
Refer to page B-8)
If the pivot key is selected, the machine stops with the needle
lowered (in the fabric) and the presser foot is automatically
raised to an appropriate height when the "Start/Stop" button is
pressed. When the "Start/Stop" button is pressed again, the
presser foot is automatically lowered and sewing continues.
This function is useful for stopping the machine to rotate the
• When the pivot key is selected, the machine
will begin stitching when the "Start/Stop"
button is pressed or the foot controller is
pressed down even if the presser foot has been
raised by pressing
button). Be sure to keep your hands and other
items away from the needle, otherwise injuries
may occur.
• When the pivot key is selected, the height of the
presser foot when sewing is stopped can be
changed according to the type of fabric being
sewn. Select
screen. Press the "-" or "+" key to select one of
the three heights (3.2 mm, 5.0 mm or 7.5 mm).
Generally 3.2 mm is the preferred setting.
Useful Functions
(presser foot lifter
(Pivoting height) in the settings
Basic operations B-43


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