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eXcellence 760
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  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TAbLE OF CONTENTS NAMES OF PARTS Stretch buttonhole ............62 Names of Parts ............... 3 Corded buttonhole ............63 Standard Accessories ............ 4 Welted buttonhole ...........64-65 Button Sewing .............. 66 Accessories Storage ............5 Darning ..............67-68 GETTING READY TO SEW Tacking .................
  • Page 5: Names Of Parts Names Of Parts

    NAMES OF PARTS Names of Parts Thread take-up lever Foot pressure dial Reference chart Top cover Foot storage compartment (top) Bobbin thread cutter Bobbin winder stopper Bobbin winder spindle Hole for extra spool pin Spool holder (large) Spool pin Thread tension dial Face cover Thread cutter Extension table (accessory storage)
  • Page 6: Standard Accessories

    Standard Accessories Zigzag foot A (set on the machine) Rolled hem foot D Zipper foot E Satin stitch foot F Open-toe satin stitch foot F2 Blind hemming foot G Overcast foot M 1/4˝ seam foot O Darning foot PD-H Convertible free motion quilting foot QB-S Close-toe foot Open-toe foot Clear view foot...
  • Page 7: Accessories Storage

    Accessories Storage The accessories can be conveniently stored in the foot storage compartment under the top cover and in the extension table. Under top cover: q Open toe satin stitch foot F2 w Button sewing foot T e 1/4˝ seam foot O r Presser foot holder t Clear view foot y Open-toe foot u Close-toe foot...
  • Page 8: Getting Ready To Sew Connecting The Power Supply

    GETTING READY TO SEW Connecting the Power Supply z First make sure the power switch q is off. x Insert the machine plug w of the power supply cord into the machine socket e. c Insert the power supply plug r into the wall outlet t, and turn the power switch q on.
  • Page 9: Machine Operating Buttons

    Machine Operating buttons q Start/stop button Press this button to start or stop the machine. The machine starts running slowly for the first few stitches, it then runs at the speed set by the speed control slider. The machine runs slowly as long as this button is pressed.
  • Page 10: Extension Table

    Extension Table The extension table provides an extended sewing area and can be removed for free-arm sewing. q Extension table w Free-arm To detach: Draw the table out to the left. To attach: Slide the table on the base and push the table to the right.
  • Page 11: Function Keys

    Function Keys q Stitch width adjusting key (refer to pages 35, 47, 58) !2 Set key (refer to page 28) Press this key to alter the stitch width or needle drop Press this key to open the machine setting window for position.
  • Page 12: Raising And Lowering The Presser Foot

    Raising and Lowering the Presser Foot The presser foot lifter raises and lowers the presser foot. q Presser foot lifter You can raise the presser foot higher than the normal up position. This allows for changing the needle plate, and also helps you to place thick layers of fabrics under the foot.
  • Page 13: Adjusting The Foot Pressure

    Adjusting the Foot Pressure The foot pressure can be adjusted with the foot pressure dial located under the top cover. The dial has 7 setting positions from 1 to 7. For ordinary sewing, set 5 at the setting mark. q Foot pressure dial w Setting mark Reduce the pressure when sewing fine synthetics and stretch fabrics.
  • Page 14: Balancing Thread Tension

    balancing Thread Tension Auto-thread tension For general sewing, set the thread tension dial at AUTO, which covers a wide range of sewing conditions. Recommended tension setting for the selected pattern is indicated on the LCD screen. q Thread tension dial w Recommended tension setting NOTE: Manual thread tension adjustment may be required...
  • Page 15: Lockout Key

    Lockout key Press this key to lockout the machine when threading the machine, replacing the accessories etc. To reduce the risk of injury, all the buttons and keys are deactivated. To unlock the machine, press this key again. Changing the Presser Foot CAUTION: Always make sure to press the lockout key to lockout the machine or turn the power switch off before...
  • Page 16: Removing And Attaching The Foot Holder

    Removing and Attaching the Foot Holder CAUTION: Always make sure to press the lockout key to lockout the machine or turn the power switch off before replacing the presser foot. Removing the foot holder Raise the presser foot and loosen the setscrew. Remove the foot holder.
  • Page 17: Dual Feed Foot

    c Attach the dual feed foot holder to the presser bar. Tighten the setscrew lightly with your finger. t Dual feed link y Dual feed foot holder u Upper feed drive i Dual feed foot v Push the dual feed link to engage it with upper feed drive.
  • Page 18: Replacing The Needle Plate

    Replacing the Needle Plate Use the straight stitch needle plate when sewing fine fabrics or sewing with the dual feed foot. CAUTION: Always make sure to press the lockout key to lockout the machine or turn the power switch off before replacing the needle plate.
  • Page 19: Changing Needles

    Changing Needles CAUTION: Always make sure to press the lockout key to lockout the machine or turn the power switch off before changing the needle. Raise the needle by pressing the needle up/down button and lower the presser foot. Turn the power switch off. Loosen the needle clamp screw and remove the needle from the clamp.
  • Page 20: Needle Definitions

    Needle Definitions The illustration identifies the main parts of a sewing machine needle. q Body w Shaft e Long groove (round side of needle) r Short groove (flat side of needle) t Eye y Point Universal – an all-purpose needle that handles most woven and knit fabrics.
  • Page 21: Winding The Bobbin

    Winding the Bobbin Removing the Bobbin Slide the hook cover release button to the right, and remove the hook cover plate. q Hook cover release button w Hook cover plate Lift out the bobbin from the bobbin holder. e Bobbin NOTE: Use the plastic bobbins for horizontal hook (marked with “J”...
  • Page 22 Winding the bobbin z Pull the thread from the spool. Hold the thread with both hands and pass the thread into the guide slot. q Guide slot x Draw the thread to the left and forward around the thread guide. Draw the thread to the rear and to the right around under the guide plate.
  • Page 23: Inserting The Bobbin

    Inserting the bobbin z Place the bobbin in the bobbin holder with the thread running off counterclockwise. CAUTION: Always make sure to press the lockout key to lockout the machine or turn the power switch off before threading the machine. x Guide the thread into the front notch on the bobbin holder.
  • Page 24: Threading The Machine

    Threading the Machine Raise the presser foot lifter to raise the presser foot. Turn the power switch on. Press the needle up/down button to raise the take-up lever to the highest position. Press the lockout key or turn the power switch off. Pass the thread in the order from z to m.
  • Page 25: Built-in Needle Threader

    built-in Needle Threader NOTES: • The needle threader can be used with a #11 to #16 needle. Thread size 50 to 90 is recommended. • The needle threader cannot be used with the twin needle. CAUTION: Always make sure to press the lockout key to lockout the machine before using the built-in needle threader.
  • Page 26: Drawing Up The Bobbin Thread

    Drawing up the bobbin Thread z Raise the presser foot lifter. Hold the needle thread with your finger. q Needle thread x Press the needle up/down button twice to draw up the bobbin thread. w Needle up/down button c Pull the needle thread to bring up the loop of bobbin thread.
  • Page 27: Selecting The Patterns

    Selecting the Patterns The stitch patterns are classified into 11 groups and monogramming. To select the desired stitch pattern, refer to the reference chart inside the top cover to identify the stitch group and pattern number. q The stitch patterns that start with “D” (for example, D1, D2 or D94) can be sewn with the dual feed foot AD.
  • Page 28 v The pattern selection window will open. Turn the jog dial and press the confirm button, or press the stitch icon to select the desired stitch pattern. b The LCD screen will display the pattern number and stitch image, along with information such as stitch width and length, recommended foot, foot pressure and tension setting.
  • Page 29: Help Key

    Help Key Pressing this key will show alternative applications and useful information for the following stitch patterns: q Help key When one of the above patterns is selected, the “?” mark is displayed. w “?” mark Example: Stitch pattern D1 is selected. When you press the help key, the following will be displayed on the LCD screen as you turn the jog dial.
  • Page 30: Customizing Machine Settings

    Customizing Machine Settings You can customize the machine settings to your preference. Press the set key and the LCD screen will show the machine setting window. q Set key w Machine setting window To close the machine setting window, press the cross mark.
  • Page 31 Sub window display time A sub window will appear when selecting certain patterns such as buttonholes. The duration of the sub window display can be altered. q Sub window Turn the jog dial to select x0.5 (1 second), x1.0 (2 seconds) or x1.5 (3 seconds).
  • Page 32 Needle stop position setting The machine always stops with the needle in the down position except when sewing buttonholes, specialty stitch- es, monograms, etc. However you can select the needle stop position to up or down. Turn the jog dial to select down or up position. Press the confirm button to register the new setting.
  • Page 33 Deleting stored pattern combinations All the pattern combinations stored in the memory bank can be deleted at one time. Press and hold the clear key or clear icon to delete all the stored pattern combinations. q Clear icon Resetting all to default The following customized settings can be reset to the original settings (factory settings).
  • Page 34 Touch panel calibration If the touch panel keys seem out of alignment, calibrate the key position as follows. z Press the “+” sign that appears on the LCD screen with the touch panel stylus. x Press the “+” sign that appears on the LCD screen with the touch panel stylus.
  • Page 35: Traditional Sewing Straight Stitch

    TRADITIONAL SEWING Straight Stitch Machine settings q Pattern: D1 or D1S w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A or Dual feed foot AD r Foot pressure: Starting to sew Raise the presser foot and position the fabric next to a seam guide on the needle plate.
  • Page 36 Cutting threads To cut the threads after finishing sewing, press the thread cutter button. The needle bar will automatically go up after trimming the threads. q Thread cutter button NOTES: The thread cutter button does not function when the presser foot is up. Use the thread cutter on the face cover to cut specialized or thick threads if the auto thread cutter does not work well.
  • Page 37 Adjusting the needle drop position The needle drop position of the straight stitches can be altered by pressing the stitch width adjusting key. NOTE: The value in brackets q indicates the preset setting. The needle drop position can be adjusted for straight stitch patterns D1–D4, 5, 8, D96–D100, 162–165 and 168.
  • Page 38: Assembling The Extra Wide Table

    Assembling the Extra Wide Table Peel off the backing paper from the rubber soles and attach to the bottom of the legs. q Rubber sole w Leg Attach the 6 legs to the table top with the setscrews. e Setscrew r Table top Remove the extension table.
  • Page 39: Customizing The Preset Values Of The Stitch Length And Width

    Customizing the Preset Values of the Stitch Length and Width The preset values of the stitch length and width are optimized for each pattern. However, you can change the preset values to suit your sewing preferences. Example:To change the preset value of the stitch length “2.40”...
  • Page 40: Sewing With The Dual Feed Device

    Sewing with the Dual Feed Device Patterns number D1, D2, D3, D4, D94, D96, D97, D98, D99, D100, D1S, D2S, D3S and D4S can be sewn with the dual feed device. The dual feed device is extremely effective for sewing with hard to feed material such as vinyl or leather.
  • Page 41: Lock-a-matic Stitch

    Lock-a-Matic Stitch Machine settings q Pattern: D2 or D2S w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A or Dual feed foot AD r Foot pressure: Use this stitch to secure the beginning and the end of a seam with backstitching. When you reach the end of the seam, press the reverse button q once.
  • Page 42: Straight Stitch With Left Needle Position

    Straight Stitch with Left Needle Position Machine settings q Pattern: D4 or D4S w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A or Dual feed foot AD r Foot pressure: Use this stitch to seam the edge of fabrics. Triple Stretch Stitch Machine settings q Pattern:...
  • Page 43: Zipper Sewing

    Zipper Sewing Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zipper foot E Zigzag foot A r Foot pressure: NOTE: The needle drop position should be adjusted when sewing with the zipper foot E. Fabric preparation Add 1 cm (3/8“) to the zipper size. This is the overall opening size.
  • Page 44 Sewing z Fold back the left seam allowance. Turn the right seam allowance under to form a 0.2 to 0.3 cm (1/8˝) margin. Place the zipper teeth next to the fold and pin in place. Set the stitch length and thread tension back to the original setting.
  • Page 45 v Close the zipper and spread the fabric open flat with the right side facing up. Attach the Zigzag foot A. Adjust the stitch length to 5.0, stitch width to 4.5 (default value) and thread tension dial to 1. Baste the opened fabric and zipper tape together. i Basting o Zipper tape b Attach the zipper foot E.
  • Page 46: Rolled Hem

    Rolled Hem Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Rolled hem foot D r Foot pressure: Sewing z Fold the edge of the fabric twice, 6 cm (2 - 3/8˝) in length and 0.3 cm (1/8˝) in width. q 6 cm (2 - 3/8˝) w 0.3 cm (1/8˝) x Place the fabric aligning the edge of the hem with the...
  • Page 47: Gathering

    Gathering Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A r Foot pressure: Loosen the thread tension to “1” and increase the stitch 0.6 cm length to 5.0. Sew two rows of straight stitches 0.6 cm (1/4˝) apart. Knot the threads at the beginning.
  • Page 48: Basting

    basting Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: 1−3 e Presser foot: Darning foot PD-H r Foot pressure: t Feed dog: Lowered Attaching the darning foot PD-H Attach the darning foot PD-H to the presser bar by putting the pin on the needle clamp screw. q Pin w Needle clamp screw Tighten the thumbscrew firmly with the screwdriver.
  • Page 49: Zigzag Stitch

    Zigzag Stitch Machine settings q Pattern: 9 or 10 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A r Foot pressure: Zigzag stitch is used for various sewing needs including overcasting. It can be used on most woven fabrics. A dense zigzag stitch can also be used for applique.
  • Page 50: Multiple Zigzag Stitch (tricot Stitch)

    Multiple Zigzag Stitch (Tricot stitch) Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A r Foot pressure: This stitch is used to finish a raw edge of synthetics and other stretch fabrics that tend to pucker. Sew along the fabric edge leaving an adequate seam allowance.
  • Page 51: Knit Stitch

    Knit Stitch Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Overcast foot M r Foot pressure: This stitch is recommended for sewing such fabrics as synthetic knits and stretch velour as it provides the greatest amount of elasticity and strength. Place the fabric edge next to the guide of the foot and then sew.
  • Page 52: Overlocking Stitch

    Apply ribbing to knits and garment retains its shape. Elna invented this stitch in 1982. Place the fabric edges together under the presser foot next to the right side edge of the presser foot.
  • Page 53: Blind Hemming

    blind Hemming Machine settings q Pattern: 16 or 17 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Blind hemming foot G r Foot pressure: Select pattern 16 for woven fabrics or pattern 17 for elastic fabrics. Folding the fabric Fold the fabric to make a hem as shown. q Heavy fabric w Fine to medium fabric e 0.4 –...
  • Page 54 Changing the needle drop position Press the stitch width adjusting key. The LCD screen shows the distance between the left needle position and the guide in millimeters r. Press the “–” sign to move the needle to the right. Press the “+” sign to move the needle to the left. q Left needle drop position w Right needle drop position e Guide on foot...
  • Page 55: Shell Tuck

    Shell Tuck Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: 6−8 e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: Use a light weight fabric (tricot, for example). Fold the fabric as shown and stitch on the fold. Allow the needle to just clear the folded edge to create a shelled edge.
  • Page 56: Buttonholes

    buttonholes Variety of buttonholes 23 Square (Sensor) buttonhole This square buttonhole is widely used on medium to heavy weight fabrics. The buttonhole size is automatically determined by placing a button in the foot. 24 Square (Memory) buttonhole This is also a square buttonhole similar to the sensor buttonhole, but you can manually set and memorize the buttonhole size to sew buttonholes of the same size.
  • Page 57: Square (sensor) Buttonholes

    Square (Sensor) buttonholes Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R r Foot pressure: Sensor buttonhole Patterns number 23 and 25 to 33 are sensor buttonholes. The size of a buttonhole is automatically set by placing a button in the rear of automatic buttonhole foot R.
  • Page 58 NOTE: Make sure there is no gap between the slider and front stopper, otherwise the buttonhole will be out of position or the left and right lengths. y No gap u Starting point i Gap b Start sewing while pulling the needle thread lightly to the left.
  • Page 59 n The buttonhole is sewn automatically in the sequence shown. When the buttonhole is finished, the machine will stop automatically with the needle in the up position. Press the thread cutter button and remove the fabric. NOTE: If you start sewing without pulling down the buttonhole lever, the LCD screen will show a warning and the machine will stop after a few stitches.
  • Page 60 Manual settings The buttonhole width can be adjusted by pressing the stitch width adjusting key. Press the “+” sign on the stitch width adjusting key to increase the buttonhole width. Press the “–” sign on the stitch width adjusting key to decrease the buttonhole width.
  • Page 61: Memory Buttonholes

    Memory buttonholes Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R or Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: NOTE: Use satin stitch foot F where the automatic buttonhole foot cannot be used. NOTE: You do not need to pull down the buttonhole lever.
  • Page 62 v Start sewing again, and the machine sews back with a straight stitch. Stop the machine when you reach the starting point. Then press the reverse button. b Start sewing again, and the machine sews the front bartack and right side of the buttonhole. Stop the machine when you reach the ending point.
  • Page 63: Round End And Fine Fabric Buttonholes

    Round end and fine fabric buttonholes Machine settings q Pattern: 25 or 26 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R r Foot pressure: The sewing procedure is the same as the square (sensor) buttonhole (refer to pages 55-57). The machine will sew a buttonhole in the order shown.
  • Page 64: Stretch Buttonhole

    Stretch buttonhole Machine settings q Pattern: 30 or 32 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R r Foot pressure: The sewing procedure is the same as the square (sensor) buttonhole (refer to pages 55-57). The machine will sew a buttonhole in the order shown. q Starting point NOTE: The buttonhole width can be adjusted from 2.6 to 7.0.
  • Page 65: Corded Buttonhole

    Corded buttonhole Machine settings q Pattern: 30 or 31 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R r Foot pressure: With the automatic buttonhole foot R raised, hook the filler cord on the spur at the front of the buttonhole foot. q Spur Bring the ends of the cord to the rear under the buttonhole foot clearing the front end.
  • Page 66: Welted Buttonhole

    Welted buttonhole Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R r Foot pressure: A welted buttonhole is made by stitching a strip or patch of fabric to the buttonhole. Welted buttonholes are particularly suitable for tailored garments, but are not recommended for sheer or delicate fabrics where the patch might show through or add bulk.
  • Page 67 m Fold over the length of the garment fabric, sew back and forth beside the original seam to secure flaps of the patch. r Wrong side of garment fabric t Sew back and forth , Fold over the end of fabric and sew back and forth three times over the triangular end.
  • Page 68: Button Sewing

    button Sewing Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Button sewing foot T r Foot pressure: t Feed dog: Lowered Attaching the button sewing foot T Insert the rear pin on the foot into the rear groove of the foot holder.
  • Page 69: Darning

    Darning Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R r Foot pressure: z x c z Attach the automatic buttonhole foot R and pull the button holder all the way out. Place the fabric under the foot, and lower the needle at the starting point.
  • Page 70 To adjust the evenness of darning stitches You can correct unevenness of darning stitches by pressing the “–” or “+” key of the stitch length adjusting key. If the left corner is lower than the right side, press the “–” key to correct it, and vice versa.
  • Page 71: Tacking

    Tacking Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: Tacking is used to reinforce pockets, crotch seams and belt carriers where extra strength is needed. Sewing Lower the needle at the starting point. Lower the foot and sew until the machine stops automatically.
  • Page 72: Fly Stitches

    Fly Stitches Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: The fly stitch is a triangle tacking stitch for use on a zipper fly bottom and on the side pockets of men’s pants. Attach the satin stitch foot F.
  • Page 73: Eyelet

    Eyelet Machine settings q Pattern: 38-40 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: The eyelet is used for belt holes etc. Sewing Sew until the machine stops automatically. Open the eyelet with an eyelet puncher or pointed scissors.
  • Page 74: Applique

    Applique Machine settings – q Pattern: 41-54 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F or Open-toe satin stitch foot F2 r Foot pressure: Place an applique on the fabric and baste it in place or use a fusible web to secure the applique in place. Guide the applique fabric, so that the needle falls off the edge of the applique when the needle swings to the right.
  • Page 75: Fringing

    Fringing Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: Fringing adds a special touch on table linens and shawls. Choose a firm, woven fabric like linen where threads can be removed easily. Carefully cut the fabric on the grain.
  • Page 76: Smocking

    x Sew down the left side, guiding the fabric so the right hand stitches fall in open space. After finishing the left side, press the vertical mirror key. Sew down the other side (refer to page 86 for mirror image sewing). q Vertical mirror image key c Remove the yarn or fabric threads between the stitching.
  • Page 77: Fagoting

    Fagoting Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: * Stitch patterns can also be used. Use this stitch to join two pieces of fabric to create an open work appearance and add design interest. Fold under each fabric edge 1.5 cm (5/8˝) and press.
  • Page 78: Patchwork Piecing

    Patchwork Piecing Machine settings q Pattern: D96-D98 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: 1/4˝ seam foot O or Zigzag foot A or Dual feed foot AD r Foot pressure: • Patchwork piecing Select pattern D95. Place the patchwork pieces right sides together. Sew while guiding the edge of the fabric along the guide on the foot to keep a precise 1/4˝...
  • Page 79: Quilting

    Quilting Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A or Dual feed foot AD r Foot pressure: t Quilting guide bar Attaching the quilting guide bar The quilting guide bar is helpful when sewing parallel, evenly spaced rows of stitching.
  • Page 80: Stippling

    Stippling Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F or Open-toe satin stitch foot F2 r Foot pressure: * Stitch patterns can also be used. A pre-programmed stippling stitch is a fast and easy method to quilt small areas.
  • Page 81: Free Motion Quilting (2)

    Changing the foot This foot is comes with the closed-toe foot attached, however, it is convertible to the open-toe foot and clear view foot. To change the foot, raise the foot and turn the round nut to bring the foot to the lowest position. Remove the setscrew and remove the closed-toe foot.
  • Page 82: Satin Stitches

    Satin Stitches Machine settings − q Pattern: 142 – 161 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: The stitches in this group can be elongated up to 5 times their original length while the stitch density remains the same.
  • Page 83: Cording (3-strand Cording)

    Cording (3-strand cording) Machine settings q Pattern: w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Cording foot H r Foot pressure: Insert 3 strands of cording under the spring of the foot and draw them under the foot to the rear. q Spring Hold the three strands parallel for even sewing and be sure to sew over the strands...
  • Page 84: Circular Sewing

    Circular Sewing The circular pivot pin is inserted into free arm and provides a pivot point to sew perfect curves or circles for doilies or large scallops. Select a desired decorative stitch. Fold fabric into quarters to determine center. Pierce center of fabric with pivot pin.
  • Page 85: Twin Needle Sewing

    Twin Needle Sewing The utility stitches and decorative stitches shown on the left can be sewn with a twin needle. Replace the needle with the twin needle supplied with the standard accessories. CAUTION: Turn the power switch off or press the lockout key before changing the needle.
  • Page 86 Press the twin needle key and select the desired pattern. Patterns not suitable for twin needle sewing cannot be selected. Buttonholes and specialty stitches such as darning or eyelet, and monogram cannot be selected. e Patterns not suitable for twin needle sewing r Twin needle key t Twin needle icon y Maximum width (3.0)
  • Page 87: Programming A Pattern Combination Pattern Combination

    PROGRAMMING A PATTERN COMbINATION Pattern Combination Example: Programming patterns 145 and 149. NOTES: • Patterns in the different groups, letters and numbers can also be programmed. • Check tension balance by test sewing. Manual tension adjustment may be required when sewing a pattern combination.
  • Page 88: Programming Auto-lock Stitch

    Programming Auto-lock Stitch Example: Programming patterns 145 and auto-lock stitch. The machine will sew the pattern, auto-lock stitch, and stop automatically. z Select pattern 145. x Press the memory key. c Press the auto lock memory key. Start sewing. Pattern 145 and auto-lock stitch will be sewn automatically.
  • Page 89: Programming Automatic Thread Cutting

    Programming Automatic Thread Cutting To cut the threads automatically after sewing the pattern combination, press the auto thread cutter key after programming the pattern combination. The cutter sign will be indicated on the LCD screen and the LED signal on the thread cutter button will turn on. q Cutter sign w LED signal e Auto thread cutter key...
  • Page 90: Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Example: Pattern 258 and its mirror image z Select pattern 258. x Press the vertical mirror image key to turn over the pattern horizontally. The vertical mirror sign is displayed. q Vertical mirror sign c Press the horizontal mirror image key to turn over the pattern vertically.
  • Page 91: Pattern Combination With A Mirror Image

    Pattern Combination with a Mirror Image Example: Pattern 148 and its mirror image z Select pattern 148. x Press the memory key. c Select pattern 148 again. v Press the vertical mirror image key to turn over the pattern. q Vertical mirror sign b Press the memory key. n Start sewing.
  • Page 92: Sewing The Pattern From The Beginning

    Sewing the Pattern from the beginning If you have to stop sewing in the middle of a pattern and wish to sew it over again, press the startover key to sew the pattern from the beginning. Example: Pattern 145 z Select pattern 145. Start sewing. x Sewing stopped.
  • Page 93: Bridge Stitches

    bridge Stitches Stitch patterns number 162 to 169 are bridge stitches, which are used to insert straight stitches after a stitch pattern. Example: Combination of pattern 55 and pattern 166 z Select pattern 55. x Press the memory key. c Select pattern 166. v Press the memory key.
  • Page 94: Checking Pattern Combination Length

    Use a blank space if you wish to insert a space between stitch patterns. w Blank space Checking Pattern Combination Length You can check the total length of the pattern combination by pressing on the stitch image window. q Stitch image window The readout of the total length is a theoretical value and the actual length may vary depending on sewing conditions.
  • Page 95: Monogramming

    Monogramming Selecting a letter style Press the monogram key. q Monogram key The monogram selection window will open. Press the monogram key to select the letter style. The following 5 styles are available. w Block e Script r Broadway t Russian y 9 mm monogram Selecting a character q w e r t y u i...
  • Page 96 Programming a monogram Example: To program “R&b” z Press the monogram key. x Select letter “R”. c Press the memory key. v Press the monogram key. b Press the numbers and symbols icon q. n Select letter “&”. m Press the Upper case alphabet icon w. , Select letter “b”. . Press the auto thread cutter key.
  • Page 97 Spacing To enter the space in monogramming, press one of the three space icons on the lower right corner of the monogram selection window. q Space icons w Small-size space e Medium-size space r Large-size space Monogram size When the stitch width is set at “9.0”, the actual sewing result of monogramming size will be slightly smaller than 9 mm.
  • Page 98: Editing A Pattern Combination

    Editing a Pattern Combination Viewing a long combination The LCD screen only shows up to 5 patterns or 9 charac- ters at a time. If the entire combination is not displayed, press the edit key to view the rest of the combination. Press the right arrow “...
  • Page 99 Deleting and inserting the patterns Example: Deleting pattern “B” and inserting “W” from “ABC”. z Press the edit key to shift the cursor under pattern “B”. x Press the clear key. Pattern “B” will be deleted. c Enter “W”. Pattern “W” will be inserted between “A” and “C”. NOTE: Pressing and holding the clear key will delete all the programmed patterns and the LCD screen will return...
  • Page 100: Uniform Stitch Adjustment

    Uniform Stitch Adjustment The stitch width and length of the programmed patterns can be uniformly adjusted. Example 1: Adjusting the stitch width of the programmed pattern 183 and its mirror image Shift the cursor to the right of the last programmed pattern.
  • Page 101: Individual Stitch Adjustment

    Individual Stitch Adjustment The stitch width and length can be individually adjusted for each pattern in a programmed combination. Example: Changing the stitch width of the one pattern in the combination z Press the edit key to shift the cursor under the pattern you wish to adjust.
  • Page 102: Storing And Recalling A Pattern Combination

    Storing and Recalling a Pattern combination Up to 20 pattern combinations can be stored in the memory for future use even after turning the power off. The stored pattern combination can be recalled by pressing the memory recall key. Storing a pattern combination z Program a pattern combination.
  • Page 103 Recalling a stored combination z Press the memory recall key. q Memory recall key x Press the memory recall key or turn the jog dial to select the memory address where the desired pattern combination is stored. Press the confirm button or confirm button icon on the LCD screen to recall the stored combination.
  • Page 104: Correcting Distorted Stitch Patterns

    Correcting Distorted Stitch Patterns The sewing results of the stitch patterns may vary depending upon sewing conditions, such as sewing speed, type of the fabric, number of layers etc. Always test sew on a scrap piece of the fabric that you wish to use.
  • Page 105: Care And Maintenance

    CARE AND MAINTENANCE WARNING: Turn the power switch off and unplug the machine before cleaning. Cleaning the Hook Area Clean the hook area at least once a month. Remove the needle plate (refer to page 16). Turn the power switch off and unplug the machine. Remove the needle and presser foot.
  • Page 106: Cleaning The Inside Of The Thread Guide

    Cleaning the Inside of the Thread Guide Clean the inside of the thread guide plate under the top cover at least once a month. z Remove the needle thread and remove the thread guide plate by pulling it up. q Thread guide plate x Remove lint and dust from the brush on the underside of the thread guide plate using a lint brush.
  • Page 107: Problems And Warning Signals

    Problems and Warning Signals If a buzzer sounds and the LCD screen shows a warning sign, follow the guidance below. Warning Sign Try this Cause The foot control is disconnected while sewing. Connect the foot control and start the machine again.
  • Page 108 Warning Sign Cause Try this The elongation key is pressed when a pattern Elongation is applicable only to that cannot be elongated has been selected. satin stitches. The memory key is pressed when a pattern that Select a pattern that can cannot be memorized has been selected.
  • Page 109: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Cause Condition Reference 1. The needle thread is not threaded properly. The needle thread Page 22 2. The needle thread tension is too tight. breaks Page 12 3. The needle is bent or blunt. Page 17 4. The needle is incorrectly inserted. Page 17 5.
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