Programmable electronic pattern sewer with cylinder bed (76 pages)
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Operation Manual Embroidery and Sewing Machine Product Code: 882-W20/W22 Be sure to read this manual before using the machine. We recommend that you keep these documents nearby for future reference.
Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or water is spilled on the unit. Return the machine to the nearest authorized Brother dealer for examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.
For repair or adjustment: • If the light unit is damaged, it must be replaced by an authorized Brother dealer. • In the event a malfunction occurs or adjustment is required, first follow the troubleshooting table in the back of the operation manual to inspect and adjust the machine yourself.
Use only the sensor pen included with this machine. The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice. For additional product information and updates, visit our website at www.brother.com SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS This machine is intended for household use.
• The included interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a Class B digital device. • Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States. The label shown on the back of the sewing machine indicates compliance with the FDA regulations and must be attached to laser products marketed in the United States. Brother Industries, Ltd. 15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8561, JAPAN This product complies with FDA performance standards for laser products except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Laser Notices (For countries except U.S.A.) IEC 60825-1 Specification This sewing machine is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 60825-1:2007 specifications. The laser beam emitted by the laser unit installed in this machine is restricted to an output at a safe level. However, the machine contains 6-milliwat, 630-640nanometer wavelength, 6-12 degree at parallel divergence angle, 24-34 degree at perpendicular divergence angle, InGaAlP laser diodes.
OUTSTANDING FEATURES My Design Center Spool Stand LED Lighting Draw your own shape or lines to design original Now, your sewing machine shows you the thread embroidery patterns. You can specify colors, line color you are going to embroider next. type and fill stitch type.
Improved Camera Function Can you imagine a sewing machine with a built-in camera? Not only viewing the close up view of the needle position, but also you can align the embroidery position, connect the embroidery patterns and place the pattern position while checking the fabric image.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE Getting Ready Sewing Basics To learn the operation of the principal parts and the To learn how to prepare for sewing and basic sewing screens operations Chapter Chapter Page 29 Page 81 Utility Stitches Character/Decorative Stitches Pre-programmed with more than 100 frequently used...
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 explain your sewing machine’s basic operation procedures for someone who is using the sewing machine for the first time. If you want to sew utility stitches or character/ decorative stitches, read Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, then go on to Chapter 3 (Utility Stitches) or Chapter 4 (Character/ Decorative Stitches).
CONTENTS CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ..........1 Chapter 2 Sewing Basics IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ....1 SEWING............. 82 Trademarks ................4 Sewing a Stitch ..............82 OUTSTANDING FEATURES ......... 8 Specifying the Multi-Function Foot Controller WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE ... 10 (Only for supplied models) ..........
CONTENTS Zipper Insertion ..............159 Changing the Configuration of Alphabet Character Patterns ..233 Edge Sewing ..............162 Deleting the Pattern............233 Displaying Patterns in the Screen Magnified ....... 234 Chapter 4 Character/Decorative Stitches 169 Changing Alphabet Character Spacing ....... 235 Separating Combined Character Patterns ......
CONTENTS USING THE MEMORY FUNCTION....311 TROUBLESHOOTING ........382 Embroidery Data Precautions ..........311 Frequent Troubleshooting Topics........382 Saving Embroidery Patterns in the Machine’s Memory ..313 Upper Thread is Too Tight ..........382 Saving Embroidery Patterns to USB Media......313 Tangled Thread on Wrong Side of Fabric......
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS The names of the various parts of the sewing machine and their functions are described below. Before using the sewing machine, carefully read these descriptions to learn the names of the machine parts. Machine ■...
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Needle and Presser Foot Section Measurements on the needle plate, bobbin cover (with mark) and needle plate cover The measurements on the bobbin cover are references for patterns with a middle (center) needle position. The measurements on the needle plate and the needle plate cover are references for stitches with a left needle position.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Embroidery Unit Operation Buttons a “Start/Stop” button Press this button and the machine will sew a few stitches at a slow speed and then begin sewing at the speed set by the sewing speed controller. Press the button again to stop the machine.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS ■ Closing the Accessory Case Using the Flat Bed Attachment Fully slide the bar on each side of the accessory case lid to the unlocked position. Pull the top of the flat bed attachment to open the accessory compartment.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS ■ Using the Accessory Trays Storing Bobbin Clips Two presser foot storage trays are stored in the included accessory case. One is for presser feet for Bobbin clips can be stored inside of the accessory utility sewing, and the other is for presser feet for case cover.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Included Accessories 75/11 2 needles 2.0/11 needle 75/11 90/14 2 needles 2 needles 90/14 2 needles: Ball point needle (gold colored)
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Part Code Part Code Part Name Part Name Americas Others Americas Others 36 Spool stand SA562 TS6: XF4180-001 Zigzag foot “J” (on machine) XC3022-001 (U.S.A.) Monogramming foot “N” X53840-351 SA562C (Canada) XC3098-051 Overcasting foot “G” See page 24 X59370-051 Zipper foot “I”...
Memo • (For U.S.A. only) Foot controller: Model U This foot controller can be used on the machine with product code 882-W20/W22. The product code is mentioned on the machine rating plate. • Always use accessories recommended for this machine.
Embroidery frame set (quilt) SA446 EF91: H 20 cm × W 20 cm XE5068-101 • Visit your nearest authorized Brother dealer (H 8 inches × W 8 inches) for a complete listing of optional Embroidery frame set (extra SA441 EF81: accessories for your machine.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS ■ Position “3” Using the Multi-purpose Screwdriver Since the screwdriver can be changed to three different positions, it can be extremely useful for the various machine preparations. The multi-purpose screwdriver can be positioned over the screw on the embroidery frame to tighten ■...
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Note CAUTION • Make sure that the stoppers on the telescopic thread guide shaft are firmly in • Do not lift the handle of the machine while the place and that the thread guide openings spool stand is installed.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS ■ How to remove Using the Multi-function Foot Pull the spool stand up to remove it from Controller (Only for supplied the machine. models) Refer to see “Specifying the Multi-Function Foot Controller (Only for supplied models)” on page 84, before using this foot controller.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS Insert the plug for the side pedal into the jack at the back of the main foot controller. Insert the plug for the main foot controller into the foot controller jack on the right side of the machine.
NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS...
Chapter Getting Ready ■ Attaching/Detaching toe............73 TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF ....... 30 ■ Using the Dual Feed Position Lever ..........74 ■ Adjusting the Amount of Fabric Feeding of the Dual Feed Foot ..74 Setting Your Machine for the First Time........31 CHANGING THE NEEDLE ........75 LCD SCREEN ............
If the cord or plug is damaged, take the machine to your authorized Brother dealer for repairs before continuing use. • Unplug the power cord if the machine is not to be used for a long period of time. Otherwise, a fire may result.
TURNING THE MACHINE ON/OFF Insert the power supply cord into the power Press cord receptacle, then insert the plug into a wall outlet. The message screen, confirming if you want to set time/date, appears. To set the time/ date, press ;...
LCD SCREEN LCD SCREEN When the machine is turned on, the opening No. Display Key Name Explanation Page movie is played. Touch anywhere on the screen Machine Press this key to change for the home page screen to be displayed. Touch setting the needle stop position, screen key...
LCD SCREEN Using the Machine Setting Mode Key Press to change the default machine settings (needle stop position, embroidery speed, opening display, etc.). To display the different settings screens, press for “Sewing settings”, “General settings” or for “Embroidery settings”. Memo •...
The “No.” is the internal machine number for the embroidery and sewing machine. s Display the program version. Memo • The latest version of software is installed in your machine. Check with your local authorized Brother dealer or at “ http://support.brother.com ” for available updates (see page 402).
LCD SCREEN Embroidery settings a Select from among 23 embroidery frame displays (see page 306). b Change the thread color display on the “Embroidery” screen; thread number, color name (see page 305). c When the thread number “#123” is selected, select from six thread brands (see page 305). d Adjust the maximum embroidery speed setting (see page 305).
LCD SCREEN ■ Saving a Settings Screen Image to ■ Selecting the “Eco Mode” or USB Media “Shutoff Support Mode” An image of the settings screen can be saved as a You can save the machine power by setting the eco BMP file.
LCD SCREEN ■ Changing the Screen Saver Image Note Instead of the default image, you can select your • If you turn off the machine while the own personal images for the screen saver of your machine is in the “Eco Mode” or the machine.
LCD SCREEN Connect the USB media or the computer Press a file name to select image and then (using a USB cable) that contains your press personal image to the USB port of the machine. See page 48 about USB connectivity. Press to select the first image.
LCD SCREEN ■ Changing the Background Colors of Opening Screen: When the machine is turned on, the home page screen appears after the opening the Embroidery Patterns movie screen is touched. Home Page: When the machine is turned on, the In the settings screen, the background colors can be home page screen appears.
LCD SCREEN ■ Specifying the Size of Pattern Select the background color from the 66 color thumbnails shown. Thumbnails The thumbnails for selecting an embroidery pattern can be set to be displayed at the normal size or a larger size. The larger size is 1.5 times the normal size.
LCD SCREEN Press to select the desired thumbnail size. Note • When thumbnail size setting has been changed the pattern selection screen will not immediately reflect the chosen size. To view the patterns with the new thumbnail size, return to the category selection screen, and then select the pattern category again.
LCD SCREEN Using the Sewing Machine Help Key Press to open the sewing machine help screen. Four functions are available from the screen shown below. a Press this key to see explanation for upper threading, winding the bobbin, changing the presser foot, preparing to embroider a pattern, and how to use the machine (see page 47).
LCD SCREEN Using the Operation Guide Function Press to open the screen shown below. Six categories are displayed at the top of the screen. Press a key to see more information about that category. displays information about displays information about displays information about the main parts of the machine and their the operation buttons.
LCD SCREEN Example: Displaying information about Using the Sewing Guide Function upper threading Press The sewing guide function can be used to select patterns from the Utility Stitch screen. Use this function when you are not sure which Press stitch to use for your application, or to get advice about sewing particular stitches.
LCD SCREEN Playing a Tutorial Video Operation keys Play This machine provides tutorial videos on how to use the machine. Together with the help guides, Stop which offer descriptions through text and Pause illustrations, the tutorial videos assist with machine operation.
LCD SCREEN Select the video that you want to play. Playing MPEG-4 (MP4) Videos Your MP4 videos can be played from USB media. In addition, the MP4 video can be saved to the machine so that a tutorial video on creating a project, for example, can be viewed at any time.
LCD SCREEN Press Using the Pattern Explanation Function If you want to know more about the uses of a stitch pattern, select the pattern and press and then to see an explanation of the stitch selection. Note • With the pattern explanation function, descriptions can be displayed for the patterns available on the Utility Stitch and Character/Decorative Stitch screens.
CONNECTING THE ACCESSORY TO THE MACHINE CONNECTING THE ACCESSORY TO THE MACHINE Refer to “Connecting Your Machine to the PC” on Using USB Media page 189 for the available computer operating systems. When sending or reading patterns using the USB media, connect the device to the USB port.
CONNECTING THE ACCESSORY TO THE MACHINE ■ Clicking a Key Using a USB Mouse (Sold When the mouse is connected, the pointer appears Separately) on the screen. Move the mouse to position the pointer over the desired key, and then click the left mouse button.
USING THE SENSOR PEN USING THE SENSOR PEN Convenient Sewing Features by Using the Sensor Pen By using the sensor pen, you have the option of four separate functions • Setting the guideline as a reference for your sewing position. •...
USING THE SENSOR PEN Set the sensor pen in the sensor pen holder Using the Sensor Pen Holder with the pen tip pointing downward, and then connect the sensor pen to the When connecting the sensor pen to the machine, machine.
USING THE SENSOR PEN Calibrating the Sensor Pen Memo • The sensor pen can be used to touch on the screen as a touch pen. Before using the sensor pen for the first time, be sure to personalize it using “Sensor Function Calibration”...
USING THE SENSOR PEN Touch the first point of green dot marking using the sensor pen. Touch on the needle plate cover. a Flat bed attachment b Embroidery unit Press to finish the calibration. To repeat the calibration touch the first point again using the sensor pen, and continue a Needle plate cover with step...
LOWER THREADING LOWER THREADING Turn the main power to ON and open the Winding the Bobbin top cover. Align the groove in the bobbin with the spring on the bobbin winder shaft, and set CAUTION the bobbin on the shaft. •...
LOWER THREADING With your right hand, hold the thread near the thread spool. With your left hand, hold CAUTION the end of the thread, and use both hands to pass the thread through the thread guide. • If the thread spool and/or spool cap are set incorrectly, the thread may tangle on the spool pin and cause the needle to break.
LOWER THREADING Pass the end of the thread through the guide slit in the bobbin winder seat, and pull the Note thread to the right to cut the thread with • changes to while the bobbin the cutter. is winding. •...
LOWER THREADING Align the groove in the bobbin with the Memo spring on the bobbin winder shaft, and set • When removing the bobbin, do not pull on the bobbin on the shaft. the bobbin winder seat. Doing so could loosen or remove the bobbin winder seat, and could result in damage to the machine.
LOWER THREADING Pass the thread through the thread guide. Memo • See page 24 to assemble the spool stand. • See page 67 to thread the machine using the spool stand. CAUTION • When winding thread on the bobbin, do not cross the bobbin winding thread with the a Thread guide upper thread in the thread guides.
LOWER THREADING Cut the thread with scissors near the pre- Setting the Bobbin tension disk. CAUTION • Use a bobbin thread that has been correctly wound. Otherwise, the needle may break or the thread tension will be incorrect. a Pre-tension disk Push the bobbin winder switch to the right, and then raise the bobbin at least 100 mm (4 inches) from the shaft.
LOWER THREADING Remove the bobbin cover. Note • If the thread is not correctly inserted through the tension spring of the bobbin Hold the bobbin with your right hand and case, it may cause incorrect thread tension. hold the end of the thread with your left (see page 92) hand.
LOWER THREADING Gently pull the upper thread. A loop of the Pulling Up the Bobbin Thread bobbin thread will come out of the hole in the needle plate. There may be some sewing applications where you want to pull up the bobbin thread; for example, when making gathers, darts, or doing free motion quilting or embroidery.
UPPER THREADING UPPER THREADING → The upper thread shutter opens so the machine can Upper Threading be threaded. CAUTION • Be sure to thread the machine properly. Improper threading can cause the thread to tangle and break the needle, leading to injury. •...
UPPER THREADING Push the spool cap onto the spool pin as far While holding the thread with both hands, as possible, then return the spool pin to its pull the thread up from under the thread original position. guide plate. CAUTION •...
UPPER THREADING Pass the thread through the needle bar thread guide (marked “6”) by holding the Note • When using thread that quickly winds off thread with both hands and guiding it as the spool, such as metallic thread, it may be shown in the illustration.
CAUTION • Twin needle (part code XE4963-001) is recommended for this machine. Contact your authorized Brother dealer for replacement needles (size 2.0/11 is recommended). a About 100-150 mm (approx. 4-6 inches) • Be sure to set the twin needle mode when using the twin needle.
UPPER THREADING Thread the machine for the first needle Place the additional spool of thread on the according to the procedure for threading a supplemental spool pin, so that the thread single needle (“Upper Threading” on unwinds from the front. Push the spool cap page 62).
UPPER THREADING Continue threading however do not pass the thread in the needle bar thread guide CAUTION “6” on the needle bar. Thread the needle on the right side. • Be sure to set the twin needle mode when using the twin needle. Using the twin needle while the machine is in single needle mode could cause the needle to break, resulting in damage.
UPPER THREADING • When using thread on a thin spool, place the Attach the spool stand to the machine. (see included spool felt on the spool pin, place the page 24.) thread spool on the spool pin so that the center of the spool is aligned with the hole at the center of the spool felt, and then insert the spool cap onto the spool pin.
UPPER THREADING Pull the thread off the spool. Pass the thread Using Threads that Unwind from the back to the front through the thread guides at the top. Quickly When using thread that quickly feeds off the spool, such as metallic thread, use the enclosed ring to prevent the thread from becoming entangled.
CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT CAUTION • Always press on the screen to lock all keys and buttons before changing the presser foot. If not pressed and the “Start/Stop” button or another button is pressed, the machine will start and may cause injury.
CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT Remove the screw of the presser foot Attaching the Presser Foot with completely from the presser foot shaft. the Included Adapter You can attach the presser feet using the included adapter and small screw. For example, the walking foot, the free motion echo quilting foot “E”, the free motion quilting foot “C”...
CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT Set the operation lever of the walking foot Using the Dual Feed Foot so that the needle clamp screw is set in the fork. Position the shank of the walking foot on the presser foot bar. Dual feed foot enables you to have best fabric control when sewing difficult fabrics that slip easily, such as quilted fabrics or fabrics that tend...
CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT ■ Attaching/Detaching toe Hold the dual feed foot in place with your right hand, then using the included Attach the toe by aligning the pins with the notches screwdriver securely tighten the large and snap it into place. screw.
CHANGING THE PRESSER FOOT ■ Using the Dual Feed Position Lever to increase or decrease the When the feed position lever is up, the black roller feeding of the top fabric. belt on the dual feed is not engaged. Select “00” for sewing in most cases. If the feed amount for the top fabric is too little, causing the fabric to be longer than the bottom fabric, press...
CHANGING THE NEEDLE CHANGING THE NEEDLE CAUTION • Always press on the screen to lock all keys and buttons before changing the needle. If is not pressed and the “Start/Stop” button or another operation button is pressed accidentally, the machine will start and injury may result.
CHANGING THE NEEDLE With the flat side of the needle facing the back, insert the new needle all the way to the top of the needle stopper (viewing window) in the needle clamp. Use a screwdriver to securely tighten the needle clamp screw.
CHANGING THE NEEDLE About the Needle The sewing machine needle is probably the most important part of the sewing machine. Choosing the proper needle for your sewing project will result in a beautiful finish and fewer problems. Below are some things to keep in mind about needles.
NEEDLE CALIBRATION USING THE BUILT IN CAMERA NEEDLE CALIBRATION USING THE BUILT IN CAMERA Setting the camera needle position is essential Press the “Automatic Threading” button. when you use camera function. It is not necessary to perform this operation each time, but we recommend performing it when the needle is changed.
3 and 4 of step . If multiple attempts to set the position are not successful, contact your nearest authorized Brother dealer. a White sticker Note • Use a new sticker. The camera needle position cannot be set correctly if there is a hole in sticker or if it is dirty.
NEEDLE CALIBRATION USING THE BUILT IN CAMERA...
Chapter Sewing Basics SEWING ..............82 Sewing a Stitch................82 ■ Using the Multi-Function Foot Controller (Only for supplied models)............83 Specifying the Multi-Function Foot Controller (Only for supplied models) ............84 ■ Functions That Can Be Specified ..........84 ■ Specifying the Functions............84 Sewing Reinforcement Stitches ..........85 Automatic Reinforcement Stitching ..........85 Sewing Curves................87...
SEWING SEWING CAUTION • To avoid injury, pay special attention to the needle while the machine is in operation. Keep your hands away from moving parts while the machine is in operation. • Do not stretch or pull the fabric during sewing. Doing so may lead to injury. •...
SEWING Press the “Start/Stop” button to start sewing. Note • When cutting thread thicker than #30, nylon Guide the fabric lightly by hand. monofilament thread, or other decorative threads, use the thread cutter on the side of the machine. When the needle has stopped moving, raise Memo the presser foot and remove the fabric.
SEWING ■ Functions That Can Be Specified Insert the multi-function foot controller plug into its jack on the machine. Before connecting the multi-function foot controller, be sure to assemble the controller. Refer to “Assembling the Controller” on page 26. Controller Functions that can be specified a Main foot controller Start/Stop...
SEWING Press the end of sewing (Refer to the next procedure “Automatic Reinforcement Stitching”.). Display page 2 of the Sewing Settings screen. Select the functions to be performed by the multi-function foot controller. a Reverse stitch b Reinforcement stitch The operation performed when the button is pressed differs depending on the selected pattern.
SEWING Memo “Reverse Stitch” “Reinforcement • Some stitches, such as buttonholes and bar button Stitch” button tacks, require reinforcement stitches at the beginning of sewing. If you select one of Machine starts Machine starts these stitches, the machine will sewing the stitches sewing the stitches automatically turn on this function (the key and only sews...
SEWING ■ Sewing a Seam Allowance of 0.5 cm Sewing Curves or Less Baste the corner before sewing, and then, after Sew slowly while keeping the seam parallel with changing the sewing direction at the corner, pull the the fabric edge as you guide the fabric around the basting thread toward the back while sewing.
SEWING ■ If the Fabric does not Fit under the Release the black button. Presser Foot 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.
SEWING Make sure that the needle passes through the Sewing Stretch Fabrics hook-and-loop fastener tape by rotating the handwheel and lower the needle into the hook- and-loop fastener tape before sewing. Sew the First, baste together the pieces of fabric, and then edge of the hook-and-loop fastener tape at a slow sew without stretching the fabric.
STITCH SETTINGS STITCH SETTINGS When you select a stitch, your machine automatically selects the appropriate stitch width, stitch length, and upper thread tension. However, if needed, you can change any of the individual settings. Note • Settings for some stitches cannot be changed (refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual).
STITCH SETTINGS Setting the Stitch Length Setting the “L/R Shift” Follow the steps below when you want to change Follow the steps below when you want to change the stitch pattern length. the placement of the zigzag stitch pattern by moving it left and right.
STITCH SETTINGS Setting the Thread Tension Memo • When you finish sewing, remove the bobbin cover and then make sure that the thread is You may need to change the thread tension, shown as below. If the thread is not shown depending on the fabric and thread being used.
USEFUL FUNCTIONS USEFUL FUNCTIONS Set the fabric in the start position and start Automatic Thread Cutting sewing. After selecting a stitch pattern, turn on the automatic thread cutting function before sewing, and the machine will automatically sew reinforcement stitches (or reverse stitches, depending on the stitch pattern) at the beginning and end of sewing, and trim the threads at the end of sewing.
USEFUL FUNCTIONS ■ Adjusting the Guideline Marker Adjusting the Needle Drop Position Position with the Guideline If the guideline marker indicates the position Marker incorrectly in the center needle position, adjust the initial position in the settings screen. The red guideline marker indicates the sewing Press to display “Guideline Marker position on the fabric.
USEFUL FUNCTIONS ■ Adjusting the Brightness of the Memo Guideline Marker • When the pivot setting is selected, the height of the presser foot when sewing is Follow steps from to display the stopped can be changed according to the “Guideline Marker Adjustment”...
USEFUL FUNCTIONS Press to select the pivot setting. Rotate the fabric, and then press the “Start/ Stop” button. → The presser foot is automatically lowered, and sewing continues. Using the Knee Lifter Using the knee lifter, you can raise and lower the presser foot with your knee, leaving both hands →...
USEFUL FUNCTIONS Align the tabs on the knee lifter with the Automatic Fabric Sensor System notches in the knee lifter slot on the front of the machine. Insert the knee lifter bar as far (Automatic Presser Foot as possible. Pressure) The thickness of the fabric is automatically detected and the presser foot pressure is automatically adjusted with an internal sensor...
USEFUL FUNCTIONS Needle Position - Stitch Checking the Needle Location in Placement the Screen When the “Needle Position - Stitch Placement” is You can check the stitch image with actual fabric “ON”, the needle will be partially lowered for image on the screen. precise stitch placement and then press the Select a stitch.
USEFUL FUNCTIONS ■ Using the Camera View Window NEEDLE DROP POSITION Press to show the needle drop position in the screen as “ ”. Lower the presser foot before pressing Once the needle drop position appears on the screen, you can raise the presser foot and change the needle drop position by moving the fabric.
USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH Before using the sensor functions, carefully read “Utility Stitches” chapter to familiarize yourself with the machine operations. The sensor functions are performed using the sensor pen. Sensor Function Area Memo •...
USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH Press Memo • The position can be precisely adjusted by touching the adjustment areas with the sensor pen. • When using the sensor pen to specify the guideline marker position, it may not be possible to exactly specify the desired location.
USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH With the sensor pen, touch the location to Specifying the Needle Drop be specified as the needle drop position. Position With the Sensor Pen → The guideline marker moves to the touched position and flashes. →...
USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH Press to apply the reference position Press setting. The setting can also be applied by extended touch in the adjustment area with the sensor pen. → The needle moves to the specified position to start sewing.
USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH Press to apply the second point of the Note stitching width. • The following error message appears if the area outside of the sensor pen touch range The setting can also be applied by long touching an adjustment area with the sensor pen.
USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH Press Using the Sensor Pen to Specify the Sewing End Point Note • In order to specify the end point of a longer piece of fabric more accurately, use the sensor pen to touch the end point twice. Be sure to touch the same point.
USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH With the sensor pen, touch the location to Note be specified as the sewing end point. • The displayed distance is not the length of a → The distance from the current needle position to the straight line connecting the current needle position and the location touched with the touched location appears.
USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH With the sensor pen, touch again the Note location to be specified as the sewing end • The stitch end mode key is not available point. with the following situations. → The distance from the current needle position to the - When only is shown.
USING SENSOR FUNCTIONS WITH SEWING STITCH ■ Reusing the Previous Setting Note When using the same fabric and pattern to sew the • This resume function will only repeat the same length, the previous setting can be used again, sewing distance that has been assigned instead of using the sensor pen to specify the sewing within the 200 mm (approx.
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES ■ Utility Stitch LCD Screen Press a key with your finger to select the stitch pattern, to select a machine function, or to select an operation indicated on the key. Display Key Name Explanation Page Needle position Shows single or twin needle mode setting, and the needle stop position.
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES ■ Key Functions Display Key Name Explanation Page Utility stitch key Press this key to select a straight stitch, zigzag stitch, buttonhole, blind hem stitch, or other stitches commonly used in garment construction. Character/Decorative Press this key to select character or decorative stitch patterns. stitch key Image key Press this key to display an enlarged image of the selected stitch pattern.
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES Display Key Name Explanation Page Stitch width and Shows the zigzag width and stitch length settings of the currently selected stitch length key stitch pattern. You can use the plus and minus keys to adjust the zigzag width and stitch length settings.
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES ■ Using the Mirror Image Key Selecting a Stitch Depending on the type of utility stitch you select, you may be able to sew a horizontal mirror image of the stitch. Turn the main power to ON and press is lit when you select a stitch, it will be to display the utility stitches.
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES ■ Returning to the Beginning of the ■ Using the Image Key Stitch You can display an image of the selected stitch. You can check and change the colors of the image of the Even if you stopped stitching while sewing, you can screen.
SELECTING UTILITY STITCHES Saving Your Stitch Settings Memo • If you try to save settings when there are already 5 sets of settings saved for a stitch, The settings for the zigzag stitch width, stitch the message “The pockets are full. Delete a length, thread tension, automatic thread cutting, pattern”...
SEWING THE STITCHES SEWING THE STITCHES Straight Stitches Stitch Stitch name Presser foot Straight stitch (Left) Straight stitch (Left) a Reverse stitch Straight stitch (Middle) b Reinforcement stitch Memo Straight stitch (Middle) • If the selected stitch has a double mark “ ” at the top of the key display, you can sew reverse stitches holding the “Reverse Triple stretch stitch...
SEWING THE STITCHES Hold the thread tail and fabric with your When sewing is completed, hold the left hand, and rotate the handwheel with “Reverse Stitch” button or the your right hand to insert the needle into the “Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew 3-4 fabric.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Changing the Needle Position (Left ■ Aligning the Fabric with a Mark on or Middle Needle Position Stitches the Needle Plate or Bobbin Cover Only) (with Mark) When you select left or middle needle position While sewing, align the edge of the fabric with the 16 mm (approx.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Aligning the Fabric with the Vertical Remove the needle and the presser foot holder (see page 71 through 75). Stitch Alignment “V” Foot Remove the flat bed attachment or the Sew while keeping the right edge of the fabric aligned with a desired position of markings on the embroidery unit if either are attached.
SEWING THE STITCHES Press to unlock all keys and buttons, Note and then start sewing. • Align the two screw holes on the needle After sewing, make sure to remove the straight stitch plate with the two holes on the machine. needle plate and the straight stitch foot, and reinstall Use the multi-purpose screw driver the regular needle plate, the needle plate cover and...
SEWING THE STITCHES Dart Seam Gathering Use on waists of skirts, sleeves of shirts, etc. Select and attach presser foot “J”. Select a straight stitch and attach presser foot “J”. Sew a reverse stitch at the beginning of the dart and then sew from the wide end to the other end without stretching the fabric.
SEWING THE STITCHES Sew two rows of straight stitches parallel to the seam line, then trim excess thread leaving 50 mm (approx. 1-15/16 inches). a About 12 mm (approx. 1/2 inch) b Wrong side a Seam line b 10 to 15 mm (approx. 3/8 inch to 9/16 inch) Spread the fabric out along the finish line.
SEWING THE STITCHES Finished flat fell seam Sew a straight stitch along the fold. When the automatic thread cutting and automatic reinforcement stitching are preset, reverse stitches will be sewn automatically at the beginning of sewing. Press the “Reinforcement Stitch” button to sew a reinforcement stitch and trim the thread automatically at the end of sewing.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Appliqué (Using a Zigzag Stitch) Zigzag Stitches Attach the appliqué material using a temporary spray adhesive or basting, and then sew it. Zigzag stitches are useful for overcasting, Sew a zigzag stitch while positioning the right-hand appliqué, patchwork, and many other side needle drop point just outside the edge of the applications.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Cord Guide Bobbin Cover (Using a Lower the presser foot and start sewing to make a decorative finish. Zigzag Stitch) Remove the bobbin cover from the machine (see page 59). Thread the gimp thread through the hole in the cord guide bobbin cover from top to bottom.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Overcasting Sew along the presser foot guide. Use this stitch to sew overcasting on the edge of stretch fabrics. Sew the overcasting along the edge of the fabric while positioning the right-hand side needle drop point just outside the edge of the fabric. a Guide CAUTION •...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Overcasting Using Presser Foot “J” ■ Overcasting Using the Side Cutter (Sold Separately) Stitch Stitch name Presser foot By using the side cutter, you can do overcasting Overcasting stitch while cutting the fabric. CAUTION Overcasting stitch •...
SEWING THE STITCHES Position the fork on the side cutter’s Make a cut of approximately 20 mm operating lever onto the needle clamp (approx. 3/4 inch) in the fabric. screw. a 20 mm (approx. 3/4 inch) a Needle clamp screw b Operating lever Position the fabric so that the right side of the cut is on top of the guide plate and the...
SEWING THE STITCHES • When using the side cutter, sew Memo between low and mid-speed and do • The fabric will not be cut if the whole fabric is simply spread out underneath the presser not touch the knives or operation foot guide plate.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Piecing ■ Quilting Sewing two pieces of fabric together is called Sewing the quilt top, batting, and backing together is piecing. When cutting pieces for quilt blocks, make called quilting. You can sew the quilt with the dual sure the seam allowance is 6.5 mm (approx.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Appliqué Use the quilting appliqué stitch to attach the appliqué. Sew around the edge while dropping the needle as close to the edge as Trace the pattern onto the appliqué fabric possible. and then cut around it, leaving a 3 to 5 mm (approx.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Quilting with Satin Stitches Memo For better fabric control, use the foot controller to • You can use the speed control slide to sew with satin stitches. Set the speed control slide to adjust the stitch width. Use the foot control the stitch width to make subtle changes in controller to adjust the sewing speed.
SEWING THE STITCHES Using Free motion Quilting Foot “C” Attach the straight stitch needle plate (see page 119). Use the free motion quilting foot “C” with straight stitch needle plate for free motion sewing. Free motion quilting foot “C” a Round hole Memo CAUTION •...
SEWING THE STITCHES CAUTION • Be sure to securely tighten the screws with the included multi-purpose screwdriver. Otherwise, the needle may touch the quilting foot, causing it to bend or break. Use both hands to stretch the fabric taut, and then move the fabric at a consistent pace in order to sew uniform stitches roughly 2.0-2.5 mm (approx.
SEWING THE STITCHES Using free motion Open Toe Quilting Foot “O” Attach free motion open toe quilting foot “O” by positioning the pin of the quilting The free motion open toe quilting foot “O” is used foot above the needle clamp screw and for free motion quilting with zigzag or decorative aligning the lower-left of the quilting foot stitches or for free motion quilting of straight lines on...
SEWING THE STITCHES Press to cancel the free motion sewing Memo mode. • When starting to sew, the internal sensor → Rotate the handwheel toward you detects the thickness of the fabric, and the (counterclockwise) to raise the feed dogs. quilting foot is raised to the height specified in the machine settings screen.
SEWING THE STITCHES Tighten the screw with the included multi- Finished project purpose screwdriver. Use the multi-purpose screw driver setting the position to “1”. (see page 24) Press to cancel the free motion sewing mode. → Rotate the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to raise the feed dogs.
SEWING THE STITCHES Fold the fabric along the desired edge of the Unfold the edge of fabric, and position the hem, and press. fabric with the wrong side facing up. a Wrong side of fabric a Wrong side of fabric b Right side of Fabric b Right side of fabric c Edge of fabric...
SEWING THE STITCHES <Normal fabric> Adjust the stitch width until the needle slightly catches the fold of the hem. a Wrong side of fabric b Right side of fabric a Needle drop point When you change the needle drop point, raise the ■...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Appliqué Sharp Curves Appliqué Stop the machine with the needle in the fabric outside the appliqué. Raise the presser foot and turn the fabric a little bit at a time while sewing for an Use a temporary spray adhesive, fabric glue attractive finish to the seam.
SEWING THE STITCHES Shelltuck Stitches Shelltuck stitches give an attractive appearance of shells along the curve of a collar. This stitch pattern can be used for edging the neckline or sleeves of dresses and blouses. Select a Needle drop position Memo •...
SEWING THE STITCHES Attach presser foot “N”. Sew scallop Select a stitch for top stitching. stitches along the edge of the fabric. Do not sew directly on the edge of the fabric. Place the fabric right side up in the machine, and center the presser foot over the seam when sewing.
SEWING THE STITCHES Pull the bobbin threads to obtain the Fagoting desired amount of gather, and then smooth the gathers by ironing them. When there is a space between two fabrics with thread sewn over the space to join the fabrics together, it is called fagoting.
SEWING THE STITCHES Tape or Elastic Attaching Select Select a straight stitch and attach presser Memo foot “J”. • For details on each stitch, refer to the “STITCH SETTING CHART” at the end of this manual. Set the stitch length to 4.0 mm (approx. 3/16 inch), and loosen the upper thread Sew over the tape (or elastic).
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Hemstitching (2) (Drawn Work (1)) Heirloom Pull out several threads from one area on a piece of fabric to open the area. ■ Hemstitching (1) (Daisy Stitch) Pull out 5 or 6 threads to leave a 3 mm (approx.
SEWING THE STITCHES Match beginning needle drop points on the opposite edge of the open area to keep the Memo • A wing needle can be used for Hemstitching stitching symmetrical. (3). Zigzag Couching You can easily sew decorative stitching using yarn, etc.
SEWING THE STITCHES Insert the top left yarn guide into the slot on Attach the toe of the couching dual feed the top left of the machine. foot shown below to the dual feed foot. a Slot Pull out the yarn for about 100 mm Press to lock all keys and buttons.
SEWING THE STITCHES Rotate the handwheel to set the needle in One-step Buttonholes the sewing start position. Start sewing on the right side of the yarn. With one-step buttonholes, you can make Make sure that the yarn, etc. passes straight buttonholes appropriate to the size of your button.
SEWING THE STITCHES One-step buttonholes are sewn from the front of Pull out the button holder plate on the the presser foot to the back, as shown below. presser foot, and insert the button that will be put through the buttonhole. Then tighten the button holder plate around the button.
SEWING THE STITCHES Lower the buttonhole lever so that it is Insert a pin along the inside of one of the positioned behind the metal bracket on the bar tacks, and then insert the seam ripper buttonhole foot. into the center of the buttonhole and cut towards the pin.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Sewing Stretch Fabrics ■ Odd Shaped Buttons/Buttons that do Not Fit into the Button Holder Plate When sewing on stretch fabric with , sew Use the markings on the presser foot scale to set the the buttonhole stitches over a gimp thread. size of the buttonhole.
SEWING THE STITCHES Attach monogramming foot “N”, and select Four-step Buttonholes stitch to sew the left side of the You can sew 4-step buttonholes using the buttonhole. following 4 stitches together. You can sew any desired length for the buttonhole when using 4- Press the “Start/Stop”...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Darning Check that the needle drops at the desired position and lower the presser foot, making Use darning stitches for mending and other sure the upper thread passes underneath applications. the buttonhole foot. Stitch Stitch name Presser foot Darning Darning...
SEWING THE STITCHES Gently hold the end of the upper thread, and then press the “Start/Stop” button to Memo • Bar tacks can be between 5 mm (approx. start the machine. 3/16 inch) and 28 mm (approx. 1-1/16 inches). Bar tacks are usually between 5 mm (approx.
SEWING THE STITCHES Lower the buttonhole lever so that it is positioned behind the metal bracket on the Memo • If automatic thread cutting is turned on buttonhole foot. before you start sewing, both threads are automatically cut after the reinforcement stitches are sewn.
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Attaching a Shank to the Button Gently hold the end of the upper thread and start sewing. Pull the shank lever toward you before → The machine stops automatically when sewing is sewing. finished. CAUTION • Make sure the needle does not strike the button during sewing.
SEWING THE STITCHES Select Use the eyelet punch to make a hole in the center of the stitching. in either the stitch width display or the stitch length display to choose the size of the eyelet. Multi-directional Sewing (Straight Stitch and Zigzag Stitch) Actual size a Large 7 mm (approx.
SEWING THE STITCHES Set the needle in the fabric at the sewing Zipper Insertion start point, and sew seam “1” as shown. ■ Centered Zipper Use for bags and other such applications. Select Memo • For details on each stitch, refer to the a Start Point “STITCH SETTING CHART”...
SEWING THE STITCHES ■ Inserting a Side Zipper Remove presser foot “J”. Align the right side of the pin in zipper foot “I” with the Use for side zippers in skirts or dresses. presser foot holder, and attach the zipper foot.
SEWING THE STITCHES Align the right side of the pin in zipper foot Close the zipper, turn the fabric over, and “I” with the presser foot holder, and attach sew a basting stitch. the presser foot. a Front of the skirt (wrong side of fabric) b Basting stitches c Front of the skirt (right side of fabric) a Right...
SEWING THE STITCHES Open the zipper and sew the rest of the seam. Note • Clean stitching cannot be sewn if this function is used when the edge of the fabric has corners as shown below. a Basting stitches b 7 to 10 mm (approx. 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch) •...
SEWING THE STITCHES Attach the vertical stitch alignment foot “V”. CAUTION a Edge sewing sheet • When edge sewing with the built-in camera, b Feed dogs be sure to use the vertical stitch alignment foot c Between the feed dogs and the edge sewing sheet “V”.
SEWING THE STITCHES → Depending on the stitch, the straight stitch with the Move the fabric to the desired position for middle (center) needle position is selected, edge sewing. Position the fabric so that its regardless of the preset stitch width. edge is as straight as possible.
SEWING THE STITCHES (with a blue starting point), blue (with a black When the Fabric Edge Indicator Line Is Not starting point) or black (with a red starting point). Aligned With the Edge of the Fabric The fabric edge indicator line that appears is not aligned with the edge of the fabric.
SEWING THE STITCHES While checking the screen for the distance from the fabric edge to the edge sewing Note • Distances between 1.5 mm (about 1/16 position, move the fabric to the desired inch) and 38.5 mm (about 1-1/2 inches) can position.
SEWING THE STITCHES Press the “Start/Stop” button to start edge When sewing is between 10 and 20 mm sewing. (about 3/8 and 3/4 inch) from the edge of → Sewing starts with the set distance to the edge of the the fabric, sewing stops automatically and fabric maintained.
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS Press , then to display the screen below. a Decorative stitch patterns b 7mm decorative stitch patterns. You can set stitch length and width. c Satin stitch patterns d 7mm satin stitch patterns. You can set stitch length and width. e Cross stitch f Utility decorative stitch patterns g Alphabet characters (gothic font)
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS ■ Stitch Selection Screens There are 11 categories of Character/Decorative stitch patterns. If appears, there is more than one stitch selection screen for that category. Decorative Stitch Patterns 7mm Decorative Stitch Satin Stitch Patterns 7mm Satin Stitch Patterns Patterns Cross Stitch Utility Decorative Stitch...
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS Selecting Decorative Stitch Alphabet Characters/Japanese Patterns/7mm Decorative Stitch characters Patterns/Satin Stitch Patterns/ Entering characters from the groups shown below, 7mm Satin Stitch Patterns/ for example “Blue Sky”. Cross Stitch/Utility Decorative Press Stitch Patterns select a font. Select the category of the pattern you want to sew.
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS ■ Deleting Characters Press to enter a space. Press to delete the last character. Press again and enter “S”. Memo • Characters are deleted individually starting with the last character entered. Press and then enter “ky”. Select the correct character. ■...
SELECTING STITCH PATTERNS Press to adjust character spacing. Press to increase the character spacing and press to decrease the character spacing. Example: Each setting equals a specific distance between characters. Value: 0 Value 0.18 0.36 0.54 Value: 10 0.72 1.08 1.26 1.44 1.62...
SEWING STITCH PATTERNS SEWING STITCH PATTERNS Sewing Attractive Finishes To achieve attractive results when sewing character/decorative stitches, check the table below for the proper fabric/needle/thread combinations. Note • Other factors, such as fabric thickness, stabilizer material, etc., also have an effect on the stitch, so you should always sew a few trial stitches before beginning your project.
SEWING STITCH PATTERNS Memo Note • If the fabric is pulled or pushed during • When sewing some patterns, the needle will sewing, the pattern may not turn out temporarily pause in the raised position correctly. Also, depending on the pattern, while the fabric is fed due to the operation there may be movement to the left and right of the needle bar separation mechanism...
SEWING STITCH PATTERNS → The displayed value decreases each time the button Compare the finished pattern to the is pressed and the pattern will slide to the left. illustration of the correct pattern below. Sew the stitch pattern again. Press , and then adjust the pattern with If the stitch pattern still comes out poorly, make adjustments again.
EDITING STITCH PATTERNS EDITING STITCH PATTERNS ■ Key Functions You can create just the finish you want using the editing functions. Make patterns larger or smaller, make mirror images, etc. Note • Some editing functions cannot be used with certain stitch patterns. Only the functions for the displayed keys are available when a pattern is selected.