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  • Page 1 Instruction Manual...
  • Page 2 Important safety instructions When using an electrical appliance, basic safety should always be followed, including the following: Read all instructions before using this sewing machine. DANGER -To reduce the risk of electric shock: 1. An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in. 2.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents PRINCIPAL PARTS OF THE MACHINE ............1 ACCESSORIES .
  • Page 4 Contents OVERCASTING STITCHES..............32 Using the overcasting foot .
  • Page 5: Principal Parts Of The Machine

    Principal parts of the machine Speed limiting Bobbin winder spindle Tension dial adjustment lever Needle up/down LCD screen position button Stitch length adjustment button Auto-lock button Stitch width Reverse button adjustment button Start/stop button Memory buttons Thread cutter Selection buttons Buttonhole lever Auto needle threader Function buttons...
  • Page 6: Accessories

    Accessories Standard 1. All purpose foot (T) 2. Zipper foot (I) 3. Buttonhole foot (D) 4. Overcasting foot (E) 006186008 006905008 006H1A0004 006907008 5. Blind hem foot (F) 6. Satin stitch foot (A) 7. Button sewing foot 8. Bobbin (3x) 006904008 006172008 006914008...
  • Page 7: Connecting The Machine To The Power Source

    Connecting the machine to the power source Caution: Always make sure that the machine is unplugged from power source and the main switch is on ("O"). when the machine is not in use and before inserting or removing parts. Connecting the machine Before connecting the power supply, make sure that the voltage and frequency shown on the machine is conforming with your electrical power.
  • Page 8: Starting Sewing

    Starting sewing Start/stop button The machine will start running when Start/stop button is pressed and will stop when pressed the second time. The machine will rotate slowly at the beginning of the sewing. The speed limiting adjustment lever can control the sewing speed.
  • Page 9: Changing The Presser Foot

    Changing the presser foot Attention: Turn power switch to off ("O") when carrying out any of the below operations! Attaching the presser foot holder Raise the presser foot bar (a). Attach the presser foot holder (b) as illustrated. Attaching the presser foot Lower the presser foot holder (b) until the cut-out (c) is directly above the pin (d).
  • Page 10: Type Of Presser Foot Chart

    Type of presser foot chart PRESSER FOOT APPLICATION NEEDLE PRESSER FOOT APPLICATION NEEDLE General sewing, Cording Patchwork stitches, Decorative stitching, Smocking, All purpose foot (T) Cording foot (M) Fagoting, etc. (Optional) Inserting zippers Narrow hemming Zipper foot (I) Hemmer foot (K) (Optional) Buttonhole sewing Darning...
  • Page 11: Replacing The Needle

    Replacing the needle Attention: Turn power switch to off ("O") when carrying out any of the above operations! Change the needle regularly, especially if it is showing signs of wear and causing problems. Insert the needle following the illustrated instructions. A.
  • Page 12: Winding The Bobbin

    Winding the bobbin Bobbin winding 1. Place the thread and spool holder onto the spool pin. For smaller spools of thread, place spool holder with the small side next to the spool or use the small spool holder. 2. Snap the thread into the thread guide. 3.
  • Page 13 Winding the bobbin 6. Hold the thread tail securely in one hand. 7. Press on the foot control or the Start/stop button to start winding the bobbin. 8. After the bobbin has wound a few turns stop the machine and cut the thread near the hole of the bobbin.
  • Page 14: Inserting The Bobbin

    Inserting the bobbin Attention: Turn power switch to off ("O") before inserting or removing the bobbin. When inserting or removing the bobbin, the needle must be fully raised. Insert the bobbin in the bobbin case with the thread running in a counterclockwise direction (arrow).
  • Page 15: Threading The Upper Thread

    Threading the upper thread Please Note: It is important to carry out the threading correctly as by not doing so several sewing problems could result. Start by raising the needle to its highest point, and also raise the presser foot to release the tension discs. 1.
  • Page 16 Threading the upper thread 3. Guide the thread around the thread guide pulling the thread through the pre-tension spring as illustrated. 4. Thread the tension module by passing the thread between the silver discs. 5. Then, down and around the check spring holder. 6.
  • Page 17: Using The Needle Threader

    Using the needle threader Attention: Turn power switch to the off position ("O"). Raise the needle to its highest position and lower the presser foot. Lower the needle threader lever slowly and draw the thread through the thread guide as illustrated and then to the right. The needle threader automatically turns to the threading position and the hook pin passes through the needle eye.
  • Page 18: Thread Tension

    Thread tension - Basic thread tension setting: "4" - To increase the tension, turn the dial to the next number up. To reduce the tension, turn the dial to the next number down. - Proper setting of tension is important to good sewing. - For all decorative sewing you will always obtain a nicer stitch and less fabric puckering when the upper thread appears on the bottom side of your fabric.
  • Page 19: Raising Up The Lower Thread

    Raising up the lower thread 1. Hold the upper thread with the left hand. Turn the handwheel towards you (counterclockwise) lowering, then raising the needle. 2. Gently pull on the upper thread to bring the bobbin thread up through the needle plate hole. The bobbin thread will come up in a loop.
  • Page 20: Two-step Presser Foot Lifter

    Two-step presser foot lifter The presser foot lifter raises and lowers your presser foot. When sewing several layers or thick fabrics, the presser foot can be raised a second stage for easy positioning of the work. To raise or drop the feed dogs With the sewing table off the machine, the feed dog adjustment lever can be seen on the base in back of the sewing machine.
  • Page 21: Buttons Of The Machine

    Buttons of the machine Operation buttons (see page 21/22) 1. Start/stop button Press this button to start or stop the machine. 2. Reverse button Hold down this button to sew either backwards or a reinforcement stitch at a low speed. 3.
  • Page 22 Buttons of the machine Memory buttons (see page 23) 6. Memory button Press this button to enter or store the created pattern combination in the memory. 7. Arrow button Press the " " button or " " button until the actual stitch number is displayed. 8.
  • Page 23: Lcd Screen

    LCD screen Direct Pattern Mirror Needle up Buttonhole lever Auto-lock Bobbin winding Reverse Needle position Pattern number Stitch width Direct Direct mode Pattern Needle down Mirror Auto-stop Reverse Pattern number Stitch width Number of current unit Patterns Total number of unit Normal mode Memory Suggested presser foot...
  • Page 24: Pattern Chart

    Pattern chart The portion marked in colored on the chart below shows the one unit of each pattern. A. Direction Patterns B. Patterns 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77...
  • Page 25: Operation Buttons

    Operation buttons Needle up/down position button Auto-lock button Reverse button Start/stop button Start/stop button The machine will start running when Start/stop button is pressed and will stop when pressed the second time. The machine will rotate slowly at the beginning of the sewing.
  • Page 26: Auto-lock Button

    Operation buttons Auto-lock button When the Direct Patterns 1-4 and Patterns 00-04 selected, the machine will immediately sew 3 locking stitches when the Auto-lock button is pressed, then Patterns automatically stop. The LCD will display the figure " " until the machine is stopped.
  • Page 27: Memory Buttons

    Memory buttons Clear button Arrow button Memory button Memory button Press the " " button to enter the memory mode, and store the combinations of characters or decorative stitches. Press the " " button again to leave the memory mode and return Direct mode. Patterns Please Note: The Direct mode patterns and buttonholes cannot be memorized.
  • Page 28: Function Buttons

    Function buttons Stitch width adjustment button Stitch length adjustment button Mirror button Mode selection button Stitch width adjustment button When you select a stitch, the machine will auto- matically set the recommended stitch width, which will be indicated by numbers on the LCD screen. The stitch Patterns width can be regulated by pressing the stitch width adjustment buttons.
  • Page 29: Stitch Length Adjustment Button

    Function buttons Stitch length adjustment button When you select a stitch the machine will automatically set the recommended stitch length which will be indicated by numbers on the LCD screen. The Patterns stitch length can be adjusted by pressing the stitch length adjustment buttons.
  • Page 30: Mirror Button

    Function buttons Mirror button (see page 53) The patterns 00-14, 26-99 can be mirror, pressing the " " button will sew a reflection pattern from your selected stitch. The LCD will display the mirror function and the machine will continue to sew the reflected pattern until the mirror function is pressed again to cancel the mirror function.
  • Page 31: Selection Buttons

    Selection buttons Direct pattern selection and number buttons Direct pattern selection and number buttons Direct pattern selection Press the buttons to select the utility patterns shown beside the number button when the mode button is set Direct at the Direct mode. Number buttons Press the number buttons for selecting the pattern needed.
  • Page 32: Useful Skills

    Useful skills Sewing corners 1. Stop the sewing machine when you reach a corner. 2. Lower the needle into the fabric manually or by pressing the needle up/ down button once. 3. Raise the presser foot. 4. Use the needle as a pivot and turn the fabric. 5.
  • Page 33: Installing The Extension Table

    Useful skills Installing the extension table * The Extension table accessory is optional. It is not included with this machine. Pull the sewing table and accessory box off by sliding it to the left. (1) Follow the arrow, and stretch the foot of the extension table.
  • Page 34: Straight Stitches And Needle Position

    Straight stitches and needle position Changing the needle position These setting apply only to patterns 00-04. The pre-set position is "3.5", center position. When you press the " " stitch width – adjustment button, the needle position will move to the left. When you press the "+"...
  • Page 35: Stretch Stitch

    Stretch stitch Straight stretch stitch It assures you of a stitch that is strong and flexible and will give with the fabric without breaking. Good for easy to ravel and knit fabrics. It is good for joining durable fabric such as denims.
  • Page 36: Overcasting Stitches

    Overcasting stitches Using the overcasting foot 5.0~7.0 2.0~3.0 Change the presser foot to the overcasting foot (E). Sew the fabric with the fabric edge against the guide of the overcasting foot. Attention: The overcasting foot should be used to sew with patterns 05 and 08 only and do not set the stitch width narrower than "5.0".
  • Page 37: Blind Hem/ Lingerie Stitch

    Blind hem/ Lingerie stitch Blind hem/lingerie for firm fabrics Blind hem for stretch fabrics 2.5~4.0 1.0~2.0 Please Note: It takes practice to sew blind hems. Always make a sewing test first. Fold the fabric as illustrated with the wrong side uppermost.
  • Page 38: Button Sewing

    Button sewing 2.5~4.5 Change the presser foot to the button sewing foot. Move the drop feed control to " " to lower the feed dogs. Position the work under the foot. Place the button in the desired position, lower the foot. Select zig zag pattern.
  • Page 39: Buttonhole Stitching

    Buttonhole stitching 15: For thin or medium fabric 16: For horizontal holes on blouses or shirts 2.5~7.0 0.3~1.0 made from thin or medium fabric 17: For suits or overcoats 18: For horizontal buttonholes on thick fabrics 2.5~5.5 0.3~1.0 19: For thin or medium fabric 20: For jeans or stretch fabric with a coarse 5.5~7.0 0.3~1.0...
  • Page 40 Buttonhole stitching Select the buttonhole stitch. Adjust the stitch width and the stitch length to the desired width and density. Position the fabric under the presser foot with the front end of the buttonhole mark aligned with the center line on the buttonhole foot. Starting point Pull the buttonhole lever all the way down and...
  • Page 41 Buttonhole stitching * Buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown. Buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown. Raise the presser foot and cut thread. To sew over same buttonhole, raise the presser foot (will return to original position).
  • Page 42: Making A Buttonhole On Stretch Fabrics

    Buttonhole stitching Making a buttonhole on stretch fabrics When sewing buttonholes on stretch fabric, hook heavy thread or cord under the button- hole foot. Attach the buttonhole foot and hook the gimp thread onto the back of the presser foot. Bring the two gimp thread ends to the front of the foot and insert them into the grooves, then temporarily tie them there.
  • Page 43: Eyelet Stitch

    Eyelet Stitch 22: Select for sewing eyelets on belts , etc 5.0 6.0 7.0 Select pattern 22 to get the eyelet stitch. Attach satin stitch foot (A). Patterns Press the " " or "+" stitch width adjustment to – button select the eyelet size. Size of eyelet.
  • Page 44: Darning Stitch

    Darning stitch 3.5~7.0 1.0~2.0 Select pattern 23 to get the darning stitch. Chang the presser foot to the buttonhole foot. Patterns Baste the upper fabric and the under fabric together. Select the needle position. Lower the presser foot over the center of the tear. Pull the button holder to rear.
  • Page 45 Darning stitch Position the fabric so that the needle is 2mm (1/16 inch) in front of the area to be darned, and then lower the presser foot lever. Please Note: When lowering the presser foot, do not push in the front of the presser foot, otherwise the darning will not be sewn with the correct size.
  • Page 46: Zipper Insertion

    Zipper insertion Attention: Zipper foot should be used for sewing width center needle position straight stitch only. It is possible that needle could 1.5~3.0 hit the presser foot and break when sewing other patterns. Inserting a centered zipper - Baste the zipper opening on the garment. - Press open the seam allowance.
  • Page 47: Inserting A Side Zipper

    Zipper insertion Inserting a side zipper - Baste the zipper opening on the garment. - Fold back to the left seam allowance. Turn under the right seam allowance to form 3mm (1/8 inch) fold. - Attach the zipper foot. Attach the right side of the presser foot pin to the holder when sewing the left side of the zipper.
  • Page 48: Narrow Hemming

    Narrow hemming * The Hemmer foot accessory is optional. It is not included with this machine. 1.5~3.0 Fold edge of fabric over about 3mm (1/8 inch), then fold it over again 3mm (1/8 inch) for about 5cm (2 inches) along the edge of the fabric. Insert the needle into the fold by rotating the handwheel toward you, and lower the presser foot.
  • Page 49: Cording

    Cording Sew over one strand of cording to create a pretty swirled design on a jacket or vest or sew over three strands of cording for border trims. Pearl cotton, knitting yarn, embroidery floss, lace thread, fine wool or lily yarn can be used for cording. * The Cording foot accessory is optional.
  • Page 50: Satin Stitch Sewing

    Satin stitch sewing 3.5~7.0 0.5~1.0 Use the satin stitch foot for satin stitching and sewing decorative stitches. This foot has a full indentation on the underside to allowed easy sewing over the thickness of the stitches form by closely spaced zigzag stitches, and even feeding of the fabric.
  • Page 51: Quilting

    Quilting 1.0~3.0 * The Quilting foot accessory is optional. It is not included with this machine. Insert the e dge/quilting guide in the presser foot holder as illustrated and set the space as you desire. Sew the first row and move over the fabric to sew successive rows with the guide riding along the previous row of stitching.
  • Page 52: Gathering

    Gathering * The Gathering foot accessory is optional. It is not included with this machine. Gathered fabric Remove the presser foot holder and attach the gathering foot, lowering the tension setting to below 2. Place fabric to be gathered under presser foot to the right of the presser foot.
  • Page 53: Smocking

    Smocking Use the all purpose foot to sew straight lines 1cm (3/8 inch) apart, across the area to be smocked. Knot the threads along one edge. Pull the bobbin threads and distribute the gathers evenly. Secure the threads at the other end. Reduce the tension, if necessary and sew decorative pattern stitches between the straight seams.
  • Page 54: Free Motion Darning, Embroidery And Monogramming

    Free motion darning, embroidery and monogramming * The Darning/ Embroidery foot accessory is optional. It is not included with this machine. 3.5~5.0 Move the drop feed control to " " to lower the feed dogs. Remove the presser foot holder, and attach the darning foot to the presser foot holder bar.
  • Page 55: Embroidery

    Free motion darning, embroidery and monogramming Embroidery Select zigzag stitch pattern and adjust the stitch width as desired. Stitch along the outline of the design by moving the embroidery hoop. Make sure to maintain a constant speed. Fill in the design working from the outline towards the inside.
  • Page 56: Fagoting

    Fagoting - Separate the folded edges of the fabric pieces with a gap of 4mm (1/8 inch) and baste them onto a piece of thin paper or water-soluble stabilizer sheet. Thin paper Basting - Align the center of the presser foot with the center of the two pieces of fabric and begin sewing.
  • Page 57: Mirror

    Mirror Select the pattern. Pressing the mirror button. LCD will display the mirror function and the machine will sew the reflected pattern until you press the mirror button again. Patterns A. Normal pattern sewing. B. Mirror pattern sewing. Please Note: -Pattern 15-25 cannot be mirror imaged.
  • Page 58: Twin Needle

    Twin needle * The twin needle is optional. It is not include with the accessories. 2.0~5.0 Insert the twin needle. Attention: When using twin needles, use the all purpose foot (T) regardless of what kind of sewing foot will be carried out. Use only twin needle assemblies with max.
  • Page 59: Walking Foot

    Walking foot * The walking foot accessory is optional. It is not included with this machine. Always try to sew first without the walking foot accessory which should be used only when necessary. It is easier to guide the fabric and you have a better view of the seam when using the standard, regular foot on your machine.
  • Page 60: Memory

    Memory Combined patterns can be stored for later use. Since stored patterns are not lost after the sewing machine is turned off, they can be recalled at any time. This is convenient for patterns, such as names, that will be used often. Please Note: The machine has a program memory that can retain 30 units of stitches.
  • Page 61: Adding Patterns Or Letters

    Memory Press the " " button to leave the memory mode and return to the Direct mode. Direct Attention: The selected pattern will be cleared from the memory module after closing the machine if you do not press the " "...
  • Page 62 Memory Press foot controller. The machine will start to sew from first entered pattern. On the LCD screen, sewing stitch data is indicated. Patterns If you wish to check what is programmed or if you wish to start sewing a few stitches in the memory mode , use the "...
  • Page 63: Warning Functions

    Warning Functions Instruction message display Lowering the buttonhole lever When you select any buttonhole pattern or darning pattern, LCD screen will show the figure " ". It is to Patterns remind you to lower the buttonhole lever. Bobbin winding When the bobbin winder spindle is activated for bobbin winding (in the rightmost position) this figure appears on the LCD screen as a reminder.
  • Page 64: Maintenance

    Maintenance Attention: Disconnect the power cord from the wall socket before cleaning the screen and sewing machine surface, otherwise injury or electrical shock may result. Cleaning the screen If the front panel is dirty, wipe it gently with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use any organic solvents or detergents.
  • Page 65 Maintenance Clean the bobbin holder with a brush. Remove the needle, presser foot and presser foot holder. Remove the bobbin cover plate and bobbin. Remove the screw holding the needle plate and remove the needle plate. Lift up the bobbin case and remove it. Clean the hook race, feed dog and bobbin case with a brush.
  • Page 66: Trouble Shooting Guide

    Trouble shooting guide Before calling for service, check the following items. If the problem still persists, contact the place of purchase or your nearest authorized dealer. Problem Cause Correction Reference Upper thread 1. The machine is not threaded correctly. 1. Rethread the machine. Page 11 breaks 2.
  • Page 67 Trouble shooting guide Problem Cause Correction Reference Seam 1. The needle thread tension is too tight. 1. Lossen the thread tension. Page 14 puckering 2. The needle thread is not threaded correctly. 2. Rethread the machine. Page 11 3. The needle is too heavy for the fabric 3.
  • Page 68: Quick Adjustment Reference Chart

    Quick adjustment reference chart Width (mm) Length (mm) Functions Presser Stitch Pattern Foot Auto Manual Auto Manual Reverse Auto-lock Mirror/Presser foot Twin needle Memory 0.0~7.0 0.0~4.5 0.0~7.0 0.0~4.5 0.0~7.0 1.0~3.0 1.0~6.0 1.0~3.0 0.0~7.0 1.5~3.0 0.0~7.0 0.3~4.5 2.0~7.0 0.3~4.5 Utility 2.5~7.0 1.0~3.0 stitches 3.5~7.0...
  • Page 69 Quick adjustment reference chart Width (mm) Length (mm) Functions Presser Stitch Pattern Foot Auto Manual Auto Manual Reverse Auto-lock Mirror/Presser foot Twin needle Memory 2.5~7.0 0.5~1.0 4.0~7.0 0.5~1.0 Decorative 1.5~3.0 3.0~7.0 satin stitches 3.0~7.0 1.5~3.0 2.5~7.0 1.0~3.0 2.5~7.0 1.0~3.0 3.0~7.0 1.0~3.0 3.0~7.0 1.0~3.0...
  • Page 70 Quick adjustment reference chart Width (mm) Length (mm) Functions Presser Stitch Pattern Foot Auto Manual Auto Manual Reverse Auto-lock Mirror/Presser foot Twin needle Memory 2.5~7.0 1.0~3.0 3.0~7.0 1.5~3.0 2.5~7.0 2.0~3.0 3.5~7.0 1.0~3.0 3.5~7.0 1.5~3.0 3.0~7.0 1.5~3.0 2.5~7.0 1.5~3.0 3.0~7.0 1.0~3.0 3.0~7.0 1.5~3.0 3.5~7.0...
  • Page 71 Do not dispose of electrical appliances as unsorted municipal waste, use separate collection facilities. Contact your local government for information regarding the collection systems available. If electrical appliances are disposed of in landfills or dumps, hazardous substances can leak into the groundwater and get into the food chain, damaging your health and well-being.

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  • Ann Cater Jan 22, 2018 11:17:
    Machine starts as soon as it is plugged in, start button has no effect like wise the foot pedal. Can't find any answers to promlem in manual.
  • Laurie May 28, 2016 03:43:
    I don't know what machine this is for, but it is NOT the ELNA Carina (not even sure this is ELNA?)