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Operation Manual
Embroidery and Sewing Machine
Product Code: 888-G00/G02/G04/G05
Be sure to read this document before using the machine.
We recommend that you keep this document nearby for future reference.

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    Operation Manual Embroidery and Sewing Machine Product Code: 888-G00/G02/G04/G05 Be sure to read this document before using the machine. We recommend that you keep this document nearby for future reference.

  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, 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.

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    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.

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    • Always replace the fuse cover. Never use plugs with the fuse cover omitted. • If the available electrical outlet is not suitable for the plug supplied with this equipment, you should contact your authorized Brother dealer to obtain the correct lead.

  • Page 6: Trademarks

    TRADEMARKS TRADEMARKS IMPORTANT: READ BEFORE DOWNLOADING, COPYING, INSTALLING OR USING. By downloading, copying, installing or using the software you agree to this license. If you do not agree to this license, do not download, install, copy or use the software. Intel License Agreement For Open Source Computer Vision Library Copyright ©...

  • Page 7: What You Can Do With This Machine

    WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE Basic operations After purchasing your machine, be sure to read this section first. This section provides details on the initial setup procedures as well as descriptions of this machine’s more useful functions. Page B-2 Chapter 1 GETTING READY To learn the operation of the principal parts and the screens...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ..........i Pivoting ................44 Sewing with free motion mode ..........45 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ....i Hands-free raising and lifting of the presser foot ....46 TRADEMARKS ............. iv Stitch Setting Chart ..........47 WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS MACHINE ..v Chapter 3 STARTING TO EMBROIDER Basic operations Embroidery Step by Step ........

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    Chapter 1 EMBROIDERY Appliqué stitching ..............26 Selecting Patterns..........2 Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching .......... 27 Piecing................. 27 Selecting embroidery patterns/Brother “Exclusives”/floral Quilting ................29 alphabet patterns ..............2 Free motion quilting............. 30 Selecting character patterns ............ 2 Satin stitching using the sewing speed controller....34 Selecting frame patterns ............

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    CONTENTS Appendix Chapter 1 MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING Care and Maintenance.......... 2 Restrictions on oiling .............. 2 Precautions on storing the machine ........2 Cleaning the LCD Screen ............2 Cleaning the machine surface ..........2 Cleaning the race ..............2 About the maintenance message ..........

  • Page 11: Basic Operations

    Basic operations This section provides details on the initial setup procedures as well as descriptions of this machine’s more useful functions. Page number starts with “B” in this section. Chapter1 GETTING READY............B-2 Chapter2 STARTING TO SEW..........B-35 Chapter3 STARTING TO EMBROIDER......... B-52...

  • Page 12: Chapter 1 Getting Ready

    Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions GETTING READY Chapter Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions The names of the various parts of the machine and their functions are described below. Before using the machine, carefully read these descriptions to learn the names of the machine and their locations. Machine ■...

  • Page 13: Needle And Presser Foot Section

    Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions 9 Foot controller jack Embroidery Unit Insert the plug on the end of the foot controller cable into the foot controller jack. 0 USB port (for a USB flash drive) In order to import patterns from a USB flash drive, insert the USB flash drive directly into the USB port.

  • Page 14: Operation Buttons

    Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions Operation buttons Operation panel and operation keys d e f 1 “Start/Stop” button Press the “Start/Stop” button to start or stop sewing. The machine stitches at a slow speed at the beginning of sewing while the button is pressed.

  • Page 15: Using The Flat Bed Attachment

    Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions Using the flat bed attachment Pull the top of the flat bed attachment to open the accessory compartments. A presser foot accessory tray is stored in the accessory compartment of the flat bed attachment. 1 Storage space of the flat bed attachment 2 Presser foot accessory tray 3 Embroidery foot “U”...

  • Page 16: Included Accessories

    Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions Included accessories Included accessories may differ from the table below depending on the machine model you purchased. For more details on included accessories and their part codes of your machine, refer to the Quick Reference Guide. Zigzag foot “J”...

  • Page 17: Optional Accessories

    Note • (For U.S.A. only) Foot controller: Model T This foot controller can be used on the machine with product code 888-G00. The product code is mentioned on the machine rating plate. • The presser foot holder screw is available through your authorized Brother dealer. (Part code: XG1343-001) •...

  • Page 18: Using The Utility Stitch Tables In The "sewing" Section

    Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions Using the utility stitch tables in the “Sewing” section The utility stitch numbers differ depending on the model of your machine. Refer to the column titled “Model 4” for your machine. Stitch name Stitch Stitch number Basting stitch...

  • Page 19: Turning The Machine On/off

    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.

  • Page 20: Turning On The Machine

    Turning the Machine On/Off Turning on the machine Turning off the machine When you are finished using the machine, turn it off. In Make sure that the machine is turned off (the main addition, before transporting the machine to another location, power switch is set to “...

  • Page 21: Lcd Operation

    LCD Operation LCD Operation Viewing the LCD An opening movie may be displayed when the power is turned on. When the opening movie is displayed, the screen will be displayed if you touch the LCD with your finger. 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.

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    LCD Operation ■ Utility stitch screen ■ Utility stitch editing screen F E D F E D No. Display Key Name Explanation Page – Stitches Press the key for the pattern you want to sew. B-35 Pattern display size Show the approximate size of the pattern selected. –...

  • Page 23: Using The Settings Key

    LCD Operation No. Display Key Name Explanation Page Back to beginning key When sewing is stopped, press this key to return to the beginning of the pattern. For – details, refer to “Returning to the beginning of the pattern” in the “Decorative sewing” section.

  • Page 24: Embroidery Settings

    LCD Operation ■ Embroidery settings Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 A Select the embroidery frame to be used and displayed as a guide. For details, refer to “Changing the “Embroidery Frame Display”” in the “Embroidering” section. B When set to “ON”, the embroidery pattern can be selected according to the embroidery frame size that you have selected in number .

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    P Select whether to turn on the light for the needle area and work area. Q Select the level of the input sensitivity for operation keys. (page B-16) R Display the service count which is a reminder to take your machine in for regular servicing. (Contact your authorized Brother dealer for details.) S Display the total number of stitches sewn on this machine.

  • Page 26: Adjusting Input Sensitivity For Operation Keys

    LCD Operation ■ Choosing the display language Adjust the “Input Sensitivity” by pressing • The higher the setting, the more sensitive the keys Press will be. The default setting is “3”. Note Display page 8. • We recommend selecting the highest setting if an electrostatic touch pen is being used.

  • Page 27: Saving A Settings Screen Image To Usb Flash Drive

    LCD Operation Press the item to be displayed. Saving a settings screen image to USB flash drive An image of the settings screen can be saved as a BMP file. Insert the USB flash drive into the USB port on the right side of the machine.

  • Page 28: Winding/installing The Bobbin

    Winding/Installing the Bobbin Winding/Installing the Bobbin Open the top cover. CAUTION • Only use the Bobbin (part code: SA156, SFB: XA5539-151) designed specifically for this machine. Use of any other bobbin may result in injuries or damage to the machine. •...

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    Winding/Installing the Bobbin Place the spool of thread for the bobbin onto the spool pin. Memo Slide the spool onto the pin so that the spool is • When sewing with fine, cross-wound thread, use horizontal and the thread unwinds to the front at the the small spool cap, and leave a small space bottom.

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    Winding/Installing the Bobbin While holding the thread near the spool with your right While holding the thread with your left hand, wind the hand, as shown, pull the thread with your left hand, thread that was pulled out clockwise around the and then pass the thread behind the thread guide cover bobbin five or six times with your right hand.

  • Page 31: Installing The Bobbin

    Winding/Installing the Bobbin Press the “Start/Stop” button once to start winding the Installing the bobbin bobbin. When the foot controller is plugged in, press down on the foot controller. Install the bobbin wound with thread. You can begin sewing immediately without pulling up the bobbin thread by simply inserting the bobbin in the bobbin case and guiding the thread through the slit in the needle plate cover.

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    Winding/Installing the Bobbin Remove the bobbin cover. While lightly holding down the bobbin with your right hand (1), guide the thread through the slit in the needle plate cover (2) and lightly pull it with your left Hold the bobbin with your right hand with the thread hand (3).

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    Winding/Installing the Bobbin Reattach the bobbin cover. Insert the tab in the lower-left corner of the bobbin cover, and then lightly press down on the right side. → The bobbin threading is finished. Next, thread the upper thread. Continue with the procedure in “Upper Threading”...

  • Page 34: Upper Threading

    Upper Threading Upper Threading Raise the presser foot lever to raise the presser foot. CAUTION • Three spool cap sizes are available, allowing you to choose a spool cap that best fits the size of spool being used. If the spool cap is too small for the spool being used, the thread may catch on the slit in the spool or the needle may break.

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    Upper Threading Place the spool of thread onto the spool pin. While using your right hand to lightly hold the thread passed under the thread guide plate, pass the thread Slide the spool onto the pin so that the spool is through the guides in the order shown below.

  • Page 36: Threading The Needle

    Upper Threading Raise the presser foot lever. Note • If the thread is pulled through and cannot be cut correctly, lower the presser foot lever so that the Threading the needle thread is held in place before cutting the thread. If this operation is performed, skip step •...

  • Page 37: Threading The Needle Manually (without Using The Needle Threader)

    Upper Threading Carefully pull the end of thread that was passed Pulling up the bobbin thread through the eye of the needle. If the needle was not completely threaded, but a loop in When making gathers or before free motion quilting, first pull the thread was formed in the eye of the needle, carefully up the bobbin thread as described below.

  • Page 38: Using The Twin Needle

    Memo • Traditionally a twin needle is also used for creating pin tucks. Contact your nearest authorized Brother dealer to obtain the optional pin tuck foot for your machine (SA194, F069: XF5832-001). CAUTION Place the upper thread spool for the needle on the right side onto the spool pin, and then secure it with the •...

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    Upper Threading Thread the upper thread in the same way that the Press upper thread for the left side was threaded. CAUTION • When using the twin needle, be sure to select the twin needle setting, otherwise the needle may break or the machine may be damaged. 1 Thread guide cover Start sewing.

  • Page 40: Replacing The Needle

    Replacing the Needle Replacing the Needle Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the handling of the needle. Failure to observe these precautions is extremely dangerous, for example, if the needle breaks and fragments are dispersed. Be sure to read and carefully follow the instructions below.

  • Page 41: Checking The Needle

    Replacing the Needle Press Checking the needle • When the message “OK to automatically lower the presser foot? ” appears on the LCD screen, press Sewing with a bent needle is extremely dangerous since the to continue. needle may break while the machine is being operated. →...

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    Replacing the Needle CAUTION • Be sure to insert the needle until it touches the needle stopper and securely tighten the needle clamp screw with the screwdriver, otherwise the needle may break or damage may result. Press to unlock all keys and buttons. B-32...

  • Page 43: Replacing The Presser Foot

    Replacing the Presser Foot Replacing the Presser Foot Place a different presser foot below the holder so that the presser foot pin is aligned with the notch in the CAUTION holder. • Use the presser foot appropriate for the type of stitch that you wish to sew, otherwise the needle may hit the presser foot, causing the needle to bend or break.

  • Page 44: Removing And Attaching The Presser Foot Holder

    Replacing the Presser Foot ■ Attaching the presser foot holder Note Raise the presser foot lever. • When a stitch is selected, the icon for the presser foot that should be used appears in the screen. Check that the correct presser foot is attached Align the presser foot holder with the lower-left side of before starting to sew.

  • Page 45: Chapter 2 Starting To Sew

    Sewing STARTING TO SEW Chapter Sewing Sewing a stitch CAUTION Turn the main power to ON and press (Needle • While the machine is in operation, pay special position button) to raise the needle. attention to the needle location. In addition, keep your hands away from all moving parts →...

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    Sewing If necessary, specify the setting for automatic reverse/ Adjust the sewing speed with the sewing speed reinforcement stitching and adjust the stitch length, controller. etc. You can use this controller to adjust sewing speed during sewing. • For details on adjusting the stitch width and length, refer to “Setting the stitch width”...

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    Sewing Turn off the machine. CAUTION Insert the foot controller plug into its jack on the • Do not press (Thread cutter button) after machine. the threads have been cut. Doing so could tangle the thread or break the needle and damage the machine.

  • Page 48: Sewing Reinforcement Stitches

    Sewing Sewing reinforcement stitches Automatic reinforcement stitching Reverse/reinforcement stitches are generally necessary at the After selecting a stitch motif, turn on the automatic reinforcement stitching function before sewing, and the beginning and end of sewing. You can use (Reverse stitch machine will automatically sew reinforcement stitches (or button) to sew reverse/reinforcement stitches.

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    Sewing Press (Reverse stitch button) or (Reinforcement Reverse stitch Reinforcement stitch button). stitch button button When the automatic Machine starts Machine starts reinforcement sewing and then sewing at the stitching function is sews reinforcement beginning, then not active while stitches while completes the selecting character/ decorative stitches...

  • Page 50: Setting The Stitch

    Setting the Stitch Setting the Stitch This machine is preset with the default settings for the stitch width, stitch length, “L/R Shift”, and upper thread Memo tension for each stitch. However, you can change any of • Press to return the setting to its default. the settings by pressing in the utility stitch screen, then •...

  • Page 51: Setting The "l/r Shift

    Setting the Stitch Setting the “L/R Shift” Setting the thread tension Follow the steps below when you want to change the You may need to change the thread tension, depending on the placement of the zigzag stitch pattern by moving it left and fabric and thread being used.

  • Page 52: Saving Stitch Settings

    Setting the Stitch ■ Upper thread is too loose Press If the upper thread is visible from the wrong side of the fabric, the upper thread is too loose. • To reset the selected stitch pattern back to its default settings, press , and then press Note...

  • Page 53: Useful Functions

    Useful Functions Useful Functions Automatically cutting the thread Memo • Programmed thread-cutting will not be performed The machine can be set to automatically cut the threads at the if the “Start/Stop” button is pressed while sewing. end of the stitching. This is called “programmed thread- Press (Reverse stitch button) or cutting”.

  • Page 54: Automatic Fabric Sensor System (automatic Presser Foot Pressure)

    Useful Functions Adjust the “Presser Foot Pressure” by pressing Pivoting If the pivot key is selected, the machine stops with the needle lowered (in the fabric) and the presser foot is automatically raised to an appropriate height when the “Start/Stop” button is pressed.

  • Page 55: Sewing With Free Motion Mode

    Useful Functions Select a stitch. Rotate the fabric, and then press the “Start/Stop” button. Press to select the pivot function. → The key appears as → The presser foot is automatically lowered, and Place the fabric under the presser foot with the needle sewing continues.

  • Page 56: Hands-free Raising And Lifting Of The Presser Foot

    Useful Functions Display page 3. Note • If the knee lifter is not fully inserted into the Adjust the “Free Motion Foot Height” by pressing mounting slot, it may fall out while the machine is to select the height that the quilting foot is raised operating.

  • Page 57: Stitch Setting Chart

    Stitch Setting Chart Stitch Setting Chart Applications, stitch lengths and widths and whether the twin needle can be used are listed for utility stitches in the following table. Memo • The stitches shown in the table below may differ slightly from the stitch patterns displayed in the LCD. For free motion quilting, use free motion open toe quilting foot “O”.

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    Stitch Setting Chart Stitch width Stitch length Reverse/ [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Presser Twin Reinforce- Walking Stitch Stitch name Applications number foot needle ment foot Auto. Auto. stitching Manual Manual Overcasting Reinforcing of light and 3.5 (1/8) 2.0 (1/16) Reinforce- 1-15 stitch...

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    Stitch Setting Chart Stitch width Stitch length Reverse/ [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Presser Twin Reinforce- Walking Stitch Stitch name Applications number foot needle ment foot Auto. Auto. stitching Manual Manual Blind hem Hemming stretch fabric 2.0 (1/16) Reinforce- 2-02 stretch stitch 0.4 - 5.0 3←...

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    Stitch Setting Chart Stitch width Stitch length Reverse/ [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Presser Twin Reinforce- Walking Stitch Stitch name Applications number foot needle ment foot Auto. Auto. stitching Manual Manual Hemstitching Decorative hems 3.0 (1/8) 3.5 (1/8) Reinforce- 3-05 0.0 - 7.0 0.4 - 5.0 ment...

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    Stitch Setting Chart Stitch width Stitch length Reverse/ [mm (inch)] [mm (inch)] Stitch Presser Twin Reinforce- Walking Stitch Stitch name Applications number foot needle ment foot Auto. Auto. stitching Manual Manual Narrow Buttonholes for light to 5.0 (3/16) 0.4 (1/64) Automatic squared medium weight fabrics...

  • Page 62: Chapter 3 Starting To Embroider

    Embroidery Step by Step STARTING TO Chapter EMBROIDER Embroidery Step by Step Follow the steps below to prepare the machine for embroidery. Step 9 Step 3 Step 7, 8 Step 4 Step 1, 2 Step 6 Step 5 Step # Action Page Presser foot attachment...

  • Page 63: Attaching The Embroidery Foot

    Attaching the Embroidery Foot Attaching the Embroidery Foot Use the included screwdriver to loosen the presser foot holder screw, and then remove the presser foot holder. CAUTION • The presser foot holder screw can also be loosened or tightened with the L-shaped (or disc-shaped) •...

  • Page 64: Attaching The Embroidery Unit

    Attaching the Embroidery Unit Attaching the Embroidery Unit Slide the tab on the cover of the connection port in the direction of the arrow to open the cover. CAUTION • Do not move the machine with the embroidery unit in place. The embroidery unit may be dropped and cause injury.

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    Attaching the Embroidery Unit Press , and then press → The embroidery carriage moves into a position where it can be stored. 1 Carriage Turn off the machine. CAUTION • Keep your hands and foreign objects away CAUTION from the embroidery carriage and frame when the machine is embroidering.

  • Page 66: Embroidery Attractive Finishes

    Embroidery Attractive Finishes Embroidery Attractive Finishes There are many factors that go into beautiful embroidery. Alternate bobbin case (for prewound or other embroidery bobbin threads) Using the appropriate stabilizer (page B-57) and hooping the fabric in the frame (page B-58) are two important factors mentioned earlier.

  • Page 67: Preparing The Fabric

    Brother dealer for the correct stabilizer to use. attractive finish. Basic operations B-57...

  • Page 68: Hooping The Fabric In The Embroidery Frame

    Hooping the fabric in the embroidery frame choosing frames that do not appear on the screen, be sure to check the design size of the embroidery field of the optional frame. Check with your authorized Brother ■ Types of embroidery frames dealer for frame compatibility.

  • Page 69: Using The Embroidery Sheet

    Preparing the Fabric Lay the fabric right side up on top of the outer frame. Memo Re-insert the inner frame making sure to align the inner • After stretching the fabric, lightly tapping it should frame’s with the outer frame’s produce a drum-like sound.

  • Page 70: Embroidering Small Fabrics Or Fabric Edges

    Preparing the Fabric Place the embroidery sheet on the inner frame. Align Embroidering small fabrics or fabric edges the guide lines on the embroidery sheet with the mark you made on the fabric. Use an embroidery stabilizer to provide extra support. After embroidering, remove the stabilizer carefully.

  • Page 71: Attaching The Embroidery Frame

    Attaching the Embroidery Frame Attaching the Embroidery Frame Lower the frame-securing lever to be level with the frame to secure the embroidery frame in the Note embroidery frame holder. • Wind and insert the bobbin before attaching the embroidery frame making sure to use the recommended bobbin thread.

  • Page 72: Selecting Embroidery Patterns

    Guide” for a full summary of patterns in the machine's memory). You can also use patterns from USB flash drive (sold separately). Press , and then 1 Embroidery patterns 2 Brother “Exclusives” → Pattern editing screen appears. 3 Floral alphabet patterns 4 Character patterns 5 Frame patterns Press...

  • Page 73: Confirming The Pattern Position

    Confirming the Pattern Position Confirming the Pattern Position The pattern is normally positioned in the center of the Press embroidery frame. If the pattern needs to be repositioned for better placement on the garment, you can check the layout before starting embroidery. Previewing the selected pattern Checking the pattern position Press...

  • Page 74: Embroidering

    Embroidering Embroidering After the preparations are done, you can try embroidering. Lower the presser foot, then press the “Start/Stop” button to start embroidering. This section describes the steps for embroidering and After 5-6 stitches, press the “Start/Stop” button again appliquéing. to stop the machine.

  • Page 75: Changing The Thread Color Display

    Embroidering Remove the thread for the first color from the Thread color name machine. Thread the machine with the next color. Repeat the same steps for embroidering the remaining colors. Thread number → When the last color is sewn, the message informing that the embroidering is finished will appear on the display.

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    Embroidering B-66...

  • Page 77: Sewing

    Sewing This section describes procedures for using the various utility stitches as well as other functions. It provides details on basic sewing in addition to the more expressive features of the machine, such as sewing tubular pieces and buttonholes. Page number starts with “S” in this section. Chapter1 SEWING ATTRACTIVE FINISHES......

  • Page 78: Sewing Tips

    Sewing Tips SEWING ATTRACTIVE Chapter FINISHES Sewing Tips Trial sewing Sewing curves After you have set up the machine with the thread and needle Stop sewing, and then slightly change the sewing direction to appropriate for the type of fabric being sewn, the machine sew around the curve.

  • Page 79: Sewing An Even Seam Allowance

    Sewing Tips ■ Aligning the fabric with a needle plate marking Sewing an even seam allowance The markings on the needle plate show the distance from the needle position of a seam sewn with the straight stitch To sew an even seam, start sewing so that the seam allowance (left needle position).

  • Page 80: Sewing Various Fabrics

    Sewing Various Fabrics Sewing Various Fabrics Release the presser foot locking pin (black button). Sewing thick fabrics → The presser foot remains level, allowing the fabric to be fed. ■ If the fabric does not fit under the presser foot If the fabric does not fit easily under the presser foot, raise the presser foot lever even higher to bring the presser foot to its highest position.

  • Page 81: Sewing Stretch Fabrics

    Sewing Various Fabrics Sewing stretch fabrics Sewing hook-and-loop fastener tape First, baste the pieces of fabric together, and then sew without stretching the fabric. CAUTION • Use only the adhesive-free hook-and-loop fastener tape which is designed for sewing. When the glue adheres to the needle or the bobbin hook race, it may cause malfunction.

  • Page 82: Chapter 2 Utility Stitches

    Basic Stitching UTILITY STITCHES Chapter Basic Stitching Straight stitches are used for sewing plain seams. Basic stitching • Using the table below, refer to “Using the utility stitch tables in the “Sewing” section” in the “Basic operations” section. Baste or pin together the fabric pieces. Attach zigzag foot “J”.

  • Page 83: Changing The Needle Position

    Basic Stitching ■ Changing the needle position The needle position used as the baseline is different for the straight stitch (left needle position) and the straight stitch (center needle position). 1 Straight stitch (left needle position) 2 Straight stitch (center needle position) When the stitch width of the straight stitch (left needle position) is set to its standard setting (0.0 mm), the distance from the needle position to the right side of the...

  • Page 84: Blind Hem Stitching

    Blind Hem Stitching Blind Hem Stitching Secure the bottoms of skirts and pants with a blind hem. Use a chalk to mark on the fabric about 5 mm (3/16 inch) from the edge of the fabric, and then baste it. •...

  • Page 85

    Blind Hem Stitching Slide the item that you wish to sew onto the free arm, make sure that the fabric feeds correctly, and then start Memo sewing. • Blind hem stitches cannot be sewn if the left needle drop point does not catch the fold. If the needle catches too much of the fold, the fabric cannot be unfolded and the seam appearing on the right side of the fabric will be very large,...

  • Page 86

    Blind Hem Stitching ■ If the needle does not catch the hem fold The needle is too far to the right. Increase the stitch width so that the needle slightly catches the fold of the hem. Example: Thick fabric Example: Normal fabric 1 Wrong side of fabric 2 Right side of fabric Sew with the fold of the hem against the presser foot...

  • Page 87: Overcasting Stitches

    Overcasting Stitches Overcasting Stitches Sew overcasting stitches along the edges of cut fabric to Sew with the edge of the fabric against the presser foot guide. prevent them from fraying. Sewing overcasting stitches using overcasting foot “G” • Using the table below, refer to “Using the utility stitch tables in the “Sewing”...

  • Page 88: Sewing Overcasting Stitches Using Zigzag Foot "j

    Overcasting Stitches Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot “J” • Using the table below, refer to “Using the utility stitch tables in the “Sewing” section” in the “Basic operations” section. 1 Needle drop point Stitch name Stitch Sewing overcasting stitches using the side Stitch number cutter (sold separately with some models) Zigzag stitch...

  • Page 89

    Overcasting Stitches Remove the presser foot. Select a stitch. Hook the connecting fork of the side cutter onto the Make a cut of about 2 cm (3/4 inch) long in the fabric needle clamp screw. at the beginning of the stitching. 1 2 cm (3/4 inch) Position the fabric in the side cutter.

  • Page 90: Buttonhole Stitching/button Sewing

    Buttonhole Stitching/Button Sewing Buttonhole Stitching/Button Sewing • Using the table below, refer to “Using the utility Buttonhole sewing stitch tables in the “Sewing” section” in the “Basic operations” section. The maximum buttonhole length is about 28 mm (1-1/8 inches) (diameter + thickness of the button). Buttonholes are sewn from the front of the presser foot to the back, as shown below.

  • Page 91

    Buttonhole Stitching/Button Sewing Use chalk to mark on the fabric the position and length Select a stitch. of the buttonhole. Position the fabric with the front end of the buttonhole mark aligned with the red marks on the sides of the buttonhole foot, and then lower the presser foot lever.

  • Page 92

    Buttonhole Stitching/Button Sewing Gently hold the end of the upper thread in your left For keyhole buttonholes, use the eyelet punch to make hand, and then start sewing. a hole in the rounded end of the buttonhole, and then use the seam ripper to cut open the buttonhole. →...

  • Page 93: Button Sewing

    Buttonhole Stitching/Button Sewing Hook the gimp thread onto the part of buttonhole foot Raise the presser foot lever, and then slide the feed dog “A” shown in the illustration. position switch, located at the rear of the machine on the base, to (to the left as seen from the rear of the machine).

  • Page 94

    Buttonhole Stitching/Button Sewing ■ Attaching a shank to a button Turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to check that the needle correctly goes into the two holes To sew the button with a shank, attach the button with of the button. space between it and the fabric, and then wind the thread by hand.

  • Page 95: Zipper Insertion

    Zipper Insertion Zipper Insertion • Using the table below, refer to “Using the utility Press open the seam allowance from the wrong side of stitch tables in the “Sewing” section” in the “Basic the fabric. operations” section. Stitch name Stitch Stitch number 1 Wrong side of fabric Straight stitch (Middle)

  • Page 96: Inserting A Side Zipper

    Zipper Insertion Select stitch Inserting a side zipper Stitching is visible on only one piece of fabric. Use this type of zipper application for side openings and back openings. CAUTION • When using zipper foot “I”, be sure to select the straight stitch (center needle position), and slowly turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) to check that the needle...

  • Page 97

    Zipper Insertion Press the seam allowance so that the right side (the side Sew the zipper to the piece of fabric with the extra 3 that will not be stitched) has an extra 3 mm (1/8 inch). mm (1/8 inch), starting from the base of the zipper. 1 Wrong side of fabric 2 3 mm (1/8 inch) Align the zipper teeth with the pressed edge of the...

  • Page 98

    Zipper Insertion Topstitch around the zipper. Sew reverse stitches at the end of the zipper opening and align the zipper teeth with the side of the presser foot. 1 Right side of fabric 2 End of zipper opening 3 Reverse stitches 4 Beginning of stitching 5 Basting stitching CAUTION...

  • Page 99: Zipper/piping Insertion

    Zipper/piping Insertion Zipper/piping Insertion A zipper and piping can be sewn in place. Slide the presser foot over either the left or right feed dog. • Using the table below, refer to “Using the utility stitch tables in the “Sewing” section” in the “Basic operations”...

  • Page 100: Inserting A Piping

    Zipper/piping Insertion Topstitch around the zipper. After sewing, turn them over. 1 Stitching 2 Right side of fabric 3 Basting stitching 4 End of zipper opening CAUTION • When sewing, be sure that the needle does not touch the zipper, otherwise the needle may bend or break.

  • Page 101: Sewing Stretch Fabrics And Elastic Tape

    Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape • Using the table below, refer to “Using the utility Pin the elastic tape to the wrong side of the fabric. stitch tables in the “Sewing” section” in the “Basic Pin the elastic tape to the fabric at a few points to make operations”...

  • Page 102: Appliqué, Patchwork And Quilt Stitching

    Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching • Using the table below, refer to “Using the utility Appliqué stitching stitch tables in the “Sewing” section” in the “Basic operations” section. Cut out the appliqué, leaving a seam allowance of between 3 and 5 mm (1/8 and 3/16 inch).

  • Page 103: Patchwork (crazy Quilt) Stitching

    Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching Turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise), Piecing and then begin sewing around the edge of the appliqué, making sure that the needle drops just outside of the appliqué. Sewing together two pieces of fabric is called “piecing”. The fabric pieces should be cut with a 6.5 mm (1/4 inch) seam allowance.

  • Page 104

    Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching ■ Piecing using the 1/4" quilting foot with guide Topstitching quilting, 1/8 inch Sew with the edge of the fabric aligned with the left side of (sold separately with some models) the presser foot end. This quilting foot can sew an accurate 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch seam allowance.

  • Page 105: Quilting

    Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching Start sewing. Baste the fabric to be quilted. When the end of the stitching is reached, stop the Remove the presser foot and the presser foot holder. machine. • For details, refer to “Removing and attaching the Sew until the mark at the lower edge of the 1/4"...

  • Page 106: Free Motion Quilting

    Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching ■ Using the quilting guide (sold separately with ■ Using free motion open toe quilting foot “O”* some models) or quilting foot* Use the quilting guide to sew parallel stitches that are * Sold separately with some models. equally spaced.

  • Page 107

    Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching Hold the quilting foot in place with your right hand, and tighten the presser foot holder screw using the CAUTION screwdriver with your left hand. • When using free motion quilting foot “C”, be sure to use the straight stitch needle plate and sew with the needle in middle (center) needle position.

  • Page 108

    Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching Attach free motion quilting foot “C” at the front with After sewing is finished, slide the feed dog position the presser foot holder screw aligned with the notch in switch lever to (to the right as seen from the rear the quilting foot.

  • Page 109

    Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching Tighten the screw with the included screwdriver. CAUTION • With free motion quilting, control the feeding speed of the fabric to match the sewing speed. If the fabric is moved faster than the sewing speed, the needle may break or other damage may result.

  • Page 110: Satin Stitching Using The Sewing Speed Controller

    Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching Finished project Select stitch While sewing, slide the sewing speed controller to adjust the stitch width. Slide the controller to the left to make the width narrower. Slide the controller to the right to make the width wider.

  • Page 111: Reinforcement Stitching

    Reinforcement Stitching Reinforcement Stitching Reinforce points that will be subject to strain, such as sleeve Determine the desired length of the bar tack. holes, inseams and pocket corners. Set the button guide plate on buttonhole foot “A” to the desired length. (The distance between the markings on •...

  • Page 112: Darning

    Reinforcement Stitching Pull down the buttonhole lever as far as possible. Darning 1 Buttonhole lever The buttonhole lever is positioned behind the bracket on the buttonhole foot. 1 Reinforcement stitching 1 Buttonhole lever 2 Bracket Determine the desired length of the darning. Gently hold the end of the upper thread in your left Set the button guide plate on buttonhole foot “A”...

  • Page 113

    Reinforcement Stitching Position the fabric so that the needle is 2 mm (1/16 Raise the presser foot lever, remove the fabric, and inch) in front of the area to be darned. then cut the threads. Raise the buttonhole lever to its original position. Memo •...

  • Page 114: Eyelet Stitching

    Eyelet Stitching Eyelet Stitching Eyelets, such as those on belts, can be sewn. Use the eyelet punch to cut a hole in the center of the eyelet. • Using the table below, refer to “Using the utility stitch tables in the “Sewing” section” in the “Basic operations”...

  • Page 115: Attaching Patches Or Emblems To Shirt Sleeves

    Attaching Patches or Emblems to Shirt Sleeves Attaching Patches or Emblems to Shirt Sleeves Use these stitch patterns to attach patches or emblems to Lower the needle into the fabric at the beginning of the stitching, and then start sewing. pant legs, shirt sleeves, etc.

  • Page 116

    Attaching Patches or Emblems to Shirt Sleeves After you have sewn to the corner, stop the machine, and then select stitch again. After sewing 3 to 5 stitches at the beginning of the stitching, stop the machine. Memo • The feeding direction of the fabric differs depending on the stitch that is selected.

  • Page 117: Decorative Stitching

    Decorative Stitching Decorative Stitching The utility stitches contain the following decorative Fagoting stitches. • Using the table below, refer to “Using the utility Stitching across an open seam is called “fagoting”. It is used stitch tables in the “Sewing” section” in the “Basic on blouses and children's clothing.

  • Page 118: Scallop Stitching

    Decorative Stitching Sew parallel stitching at intervals of 1 cm (3/8 inch). Scallop stitching The wave-shaped repeated pattern that looks like shells is called “scalloping”. It is used on the collars of blouses and to decorate the edges of projects. Attach monogramming foot “N”.

  • Page 119: Shell Tuck Stitching

    Decorative Stitching Shell tuck stitching Joining The gathers that look like shells are called “shell tucks”. They Decorative bridging stitches can be sewn over the seam are used to decorate trims, the front of blouses or cuffs made allowance of joined fabrics. This is used when making a crazy of thin fabrics.

  • Page 120: Heirloom Stitching

    Decorative Stitching Partially removing threads is called “drawnwork”. This gives Heirloom stitching beautiful results with fabrics that have a loose weave. Two ways to create drawnwork are described below. When sewing with the wing needle, the needle holes are enlarged, creating a lace-like decorative stitch. This is used to ■...

  • Page 121

    Decorative Stitching ■ Drawnwork (Example 2) Pull out several threads from two sections of the fabric, separated by an unfrayed section of about 4 mm (3/16 inch). 1 4 mm (3/16 inch) Attach monogramming foot “N”. Select stitch Sew along the center of the unfrayed section. Sewing S-45...

  • Page 122

    Decorative Stitching S-46...

  • Page 123: Decorative Sewing

    Decorative sewing This section provides instructions on sewing character stitches and decorative stitches as well as on adjusting and editing them. In addition, it describes how to use MY CUSTOM STITCH, which allows you to create original stitch patterns. Page number starts with “D” in this section. Chapter1 CHARACTER / DECORATIVE STITCHES ...D-2 Chapter2 MY CUSTOM STITCH ..........D-19 CAUTION...

  • Page 124: Chapter 1 Character / Decorative Stitches

    Selecting Stitch Patterns CHARACTER / Chapter DECORATIVE STITCHES Selecting Stitch Patterns 1 Decorative stitches 2 Satin stitches 3 7 mm satin stitches 4 Cross stitch stitches 5 Utility decorative stitch patterns 6 Characters (Gothic font, Handwriting font, Outline, Cyrillic font, Japanese font) 7 Press this key to create your own stitches with the MY Characters CUSTOM STITCH function (page D-19)

  • Page 125: Deleting Characters

    Selecting Stitch Patterns Press and then enter “B”. Select the correct character. • Continually press and all characters will be deleted. Press to display “l”, “u” and “e”, and enter them. ■ Adjusting the character spacing Press two times and press to enter a space.

  • Page 126: Sewing Stitch Patterns

    Sewing Stitch Patterns Sewing Stitch Patterns Sewing attractive finishes Basic sewing To achieve attractive results when sewing Select a decorative/character stitch pattern. character/decorative stitches, check the table below for the proper fabric/thread/needle combinations. Attach monogramming foot “N”. Note • Other factors, such as fabric thickness, stabilizer Place the fabric under the presser foot, pull the upper material, etc., also have an effect on the stitch, thread out to the side, press...

  • Page 127: Making Adjustments

    Sewing Stitch Patterns Press (Reverse stitch button) or (Reinforcement Making adjustments stitch button) to sew reinforcement stitches. Your stitch pattern may sometimes turn out poorly, depending on the type or thickness of fabric, the stabilizer material used, sewing speed, etc. If your sewing does not turn out well, sew trial stitches using the same conditions as the real sewing, and adjust the stitch pattern as explained below.

  • Page 128

    Sewing Stitch Patterns Press , and then adjust the pattern with the “Fine Adjust Verti.” or “Fine Adjust Horiz.” displays. If the pattern is bunched: Press in the “Fine Adjust Verti.” display. → The displayed value increases each time the button is pressed and the pattern will lengthen.

  • Page 129: Editing Stitch Patterns

    Editing Stitch Patterns Editing Stitch Patterns 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.

  • Page 130

    Editing Stitch Patterns No. Display Key Name Explanation Page C Some of the following keys will appear, depending on the selected stitch pattern. Elongation key When 7mm satin stitch patterns are selected, press this key to choose from 5 automatic length settings, without changing the stitch zigzag width or stitch length settings.

  • Page 131: Changing The Size

    Editing Stitch Patterns Changing the size Creating a horizontal mirror image To create a horizontal mirror image, select a stitch pattern After selecting desired stitch, press and then press change the size of the stitch pattern. The stitch pattern will be then press on the editing screen.

  • Page 132: Changing Thread Density (for Satin Stitch Patterns Only)

    Editing Stitch Patterns Changing thread density (for satin stitch Returning to the beginning of the pattern patterns only) You can return to the beginning of the pattern after trial sewing or when the stitching is sewn incorrectly. After selecting a satin stitch pattern, press on the editing screen to select your preferred thread density.

  • Page 133: Checking The Image

    Editing Stitch Patterns Checking the image You can display an approximate size image of the selected stitch pattern. You can also check and change the colors of the image on the screen. Press → An image of the selected pattern is displayed. Press to change the thread color in the image to red, blue, or black.

  • Page 134: Combining Stitch Patterns

    Combining Stitch Patterns Combining Stitch Patterns You can combine many varieties of stitch patterns, such as Press character stitches, cross stitches, satin stitches, or stitches you design with MY CUSTOM STITCH function (page 19 → The display returns to the stitch selection screen. for information about MY CUSTOM STITCH).

  • Page 135: Combining Horizontal Mirror Image Stitch Patterns

    Combining Stitch Patterns → The pattern is flipped along a vertical axis. Press to display the previous screen, and select the same pattern again. Press to display editing screen again, and then press → The pattern is displayed in a smaller size. Note •...

  • Page 136: Making Step Stitch Patterns

    Combining Stitch Patterns Press once. Press to display editing screen, and then press → The next stitch pattern will move to the right. → The length of the image is set to Press to display the previous screen, and select the same pattern again.

  • Page 137: Using The Memory Function

    Using The Memory Function Using The Memory Function Stitch data precautions Saving stitch patterns in the machine’s memory Observe the following precautions when using stitch data other than what was created and saved in this machine. You can save often used stitch patterns in the machine’s memory.

  • Page 138: Saving Stitch Patterns To Usb Flash Drive

    • Press to return to the original screen without this machine. Please visit our website saving. “ http://support.brother.com/ ” for more details. • The USB flash drive can be inserted or removed at any time except when saving or deleting. Press Choose a stitch pattern to delete.

  • Page 139: Retrieving Stitch Patterns From The Machine's Memory

    Using The Memory Function Retrieving stitch patterns from the machine’s Recalling from USB flash drive memory You can recall a specific stitch pattern from USB flash drive. If the stitch pattern is in a folder, check each folder to find the Press stitch pattern.

  • Page 140

    Using The Memory Function Press • Press to delete the stitch pattern. The pattern will be deleted from the USB flash drive. → The selected stitch pattern is recalled and the sewing screen will be displayed. Note • You can recall and sew the MY CUSTOM STITCH pattern saved in the USB flash drive by pressing , but it cannot be edited here.

  • Page 141: Chapter 2 My Custom Stitch

    Designing a Stitch MY CUSTOM STITCH Chapter Designing a Stitch By using the MY CUSTOM STITCH function, you can Decide the spacing of the stitch. register stitches you have created yourself. You can also • By adjusting the spacing of a stitch, you can create sew designs combining MY CUSTOM STITCH creations various patterns with one stitch.

  • Page 142

    Designing a Stitch Examples of Custom Stitches Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch Stitch D-20...

  • Page 143: Entering Stitch Data

    Entering Stitch Data Entering Stitch Data ■ MY CUSTOM STITCH screen 0 9 8 1 This area displays the stitch being created. 2 Displays the number of the present set point over the total number of points in the stitch. 3 Displays the y-coordinate of over the x-coordinate of Display...

  • Page 144: Moving A Point

    Entering Stitch Data Repeat the steps above for each point that you have Press drawn on the grid sheet until the stitch design is drawn on the screen as a continuous line. • Pressing each key to perform the following operation.

  • Page 145: Editing A Built-in Sample Pattern

    Entering Stitch Data ■ Moving part or all of the design to move the point. Press to move to the first point of the section that you want to move. • To move to the first point, press • To move to the last point, press Press →...

  • Page 146: Using Stored Custom Stitches

    Using Stored Custom Stitches Using Stored Custom Stitches Storing custom stitches in your list Retrieving stored stitches Stitch patterns created using the MY CUSTOM STITCH Press function can be stored for later use. Once you finish entering the stitch data, press and then press either When you save the pattern to USB flash drive, it is saved in a Press...

  • Page 147: Embroidering

    Embroidering This section provides instruction to embroider designs with this machine. Page number starts with “E” in this section. The screen display and machine illustration may vary slightly, depending on the countries or regions. Chapter1 EMBROIDERY ............E-2...

  • Page 148: Chapter 1 Embroidery

    → The pattern selected is outlined in red. Proceed to “Editing Patterns” on page E-5 to edit the pattern. Selecting character patterns 1 Embroidery patterns 2 Brother “Exclusives” Example: Entering “We Fly”. 3 Floral alphabet patterns 4 Character patterns Press...

  • Page 149

    Selecting Patterns Press to display “e” on the screen, and then enter Press , and then enter “F”. “e”. Press to display “l” and “y”, and enter them. • After selecting a character if you would like to change the character size press .

  • Page 150: Selecting Frame Patterns

    Selecting Patterns ■ Entering a line feed Selecting frame patterns Using the line feed key, multiple lines of text can be entered. Each line becomes a group, each of which can be edited one at a time. Press Example: Entering “High” in the second line of the following screen Press the key of the frame shape you want to embroidery.

  • Page 151: Editing Patterns

    Editing Patterns Editing Patterns When a pattern is selected in the pattern selection screen and is pressed, the pattern editing screen appears. To finish editing, press to continue to the embroidery settings screen. ■ Pattern editing screen Memo • If a key display is light gray, you cannot use that function with the selected pattern. CAUTION •...

  • Page 152: Moving The Pattern

    Editing Patterns Moving the pattern Press to move the pattern in the direction shown by the arrow. • Press to center the pattern. Memo • Some patterns or characters can be enlarged more than others. 1 Distance from the center •...

  • Page 153: Changing The Thread Color

    Editing Patterns Changing the thread color Changing the density (alphabet character and frame patterns only) You can change the thread color by choosing a new color from the thread colors in the machine. The thread density for some alphabet character and frame patterns can be changed.

  • Page 154: Displaying Patterns In The Screen Magnification

    Editing Patterns Displaying patterns in the screen magnification Press → Magnification select screen is displayed. Press desired magnification to enlarge the pattern. • Press to return to the normal size. Press to return to the original screen. After editing Press •...

  • Page 155: Editing Character Patterns

    Editing Character Patterns Editing Character Patterns Font editing screen appears by pressing on the pattern Changing the colors of alphabet character editing screen. patterns ■ Font editing screen Combined alphabet character patterns can be sewn with each letter in a different color. If “MULTI COLOR” is set, the 1 2 3 machine stops after each character is sewn so that the thread can be changed to a different color.

  • Page 156: Changing The Font Of Entered Characters

    Editing Character Patterns Changing the font of entered characters Reducing character spacing After text has been entered, the font can be changed. The spacing between characters can be reduced to 50% of the narrowest character in the group. Press Note •...

  • Page 157: Editing Single Characters

    Editing Character Patterns ■ Changing the font Press to return to the font editing screen. Press Press , and then select the character whose font is to be changed. • To select the character, press → The selected character is surrounded with a red box. Editing single characters Press so that a single character can be selected for editing.

  • Page 158: Changing The Configuration Of Character Patterns

    Editing Character Patterns Changing the configuration of character patterns Press Press the key of the layout you want to embroider. • When selecting an arc, use to change the degree of the arc. : Make the arc flatter. : Make the arc rounder. Memo •...

  • Page 159: Combining Patterns

    Combining Patterns Combining Patterns Press Editing combined patterns Example: Combining alphabet characters with an embroidery pattern and editing Press to move the characters. • With your finger, drag the characters to move them. Press to select an embroidery pattern. Select the following pattern and then press Press to return to the pattern editing screen.

  • Page 160: Embroidering Combined Patterns

    Combining Patterns Embroider characters. When all editing is finished, press and then → Embroidering screen appears. ■ Selecting combined embroidery patterns If multiple patterns have been combined, use select the pattern to be edited. In addition, patterns can be selected by directly touching the screen with your finger. Memo •...

  • Page 161: Editing All Patterns

    Editing All Patterns Editing All Patterns When is pressed in the editing screen, the embroidery Aligning the pattern and the needle settings screen appears. After editing the pattern, press to continue to the embroidering screen. Example: Aligning the lower left side of a pattern and the needle ■...

  • Page 162: Embroidering Linked Characters

    Editing All Patterns to align the needle and the mark on the Note fabric, and begin embroidering the pattern. • To cancel the starting point setting and return the starting point to the center of the pattern, press • Use to select a different starting point for embroidering.

  • Page 163

    Editing All Patterns As in step , select the character patterns for “DEF”. Press Press , and then press → The needle is positioned in the lower-left corner of the pattern. The embroidery frame moves so that the needle is positioned correctly. to align the needle with the end of the embroidering for the previous pattern.

  • Page 164: Embroidery Applications

    Embroidery Applications Embroidery Applications Attach stabilizer material to the wrong side of the Sewing embroidery patterns which use appliqué fabric. appliqué Hoop the fabric in the embroidery frame, and then attach the embroidery frame to the embroidery unit. When the color sewing order display shows (APPLIQUE MATERIAL), (APPLIQUE POSITION) or (APPLIQUE), follow the procedure below.

  • Page 165

    Embroidery Applications ■ 2. Sewing the appliqué position on the base fabric Note • If the appliqué piece is not securely attached to Attach stabilizer material to the wrong side of the the base fabric, the appliqué piece may lift off fabric for the appliqué...

  • Page 166: Using A Frame Pattern To Make An Appliqué (1)

    Embroidery Applications ■ 4. Embroidering the remainder of the pattern Embroider the same pattern from step onto the base fabric. Change the embroidery thread according to the thread color sewing order, and then finish embroidering the remainder of the pattern. Apply a thin layer of fabric glue or a temporary spray adhesive to the rear of the appliqué...

  • Page 167: Using A Frame Pattern To Make An Appliqué (2)

    Embroidery Applications Using a frame pattern to make an appliqué Note • Do not remove the fabric from the embroidery frame to cut it. Also, do not pull or push on the This is a second method to make appliqué using embroidery fabric.

  • Page 168: Sewing Split Embroidery Patterns

    Embroidery Applications If necessary, edit the pattern, and press Sewing split embroidery patterns Split embroidery patterns created with PE-DESIGN Ver.7 or later, or PE-DESIGN NEXT can be sewn. With split embroidery patterns, embroidery designs larger than the embroidery hoop are divided into multiple sections, which combine to create a single pattern after each section is sewn.

  • Page 169: Adjustments During The Embroidery Process

    Adjustments During the Embroidery Process Adjustments During the Embroidery Process Insert a wound bobbin into the machine. (see “Setting the Bobbin” of “Basic operations”.) Note • Be careful not to bump the embroidery unit carriage or the presser foot when removing or attaching the embroidery frame.

  • Page 170: If The Thread Breaks During Sewing

    Adjustments During the Embroidery Process Press If the thread breaks during sewing Press the “Start/Stop” button to stop the machine. If the upper thread is broken, redo the upper threading. If the bobbin thread is broken, press and follow the directions in steps through from →...

  • Page 171

    Adjustments During the Embroidery Process Attach the embroidery frame and press → The previous embroidery screen displayed before the machine was turned off appears. Memo • If you want to start a new embroidery pattern, press so the pattern selection screen appears.

  • Page 172: Making Embroidery Adjustments

    Making Embroidery Adjustments Making Embroidery Adjustments Press Adjusting thread tension When embroidering, the thread tension should be set so that the upper thread can slightly be seen on the wrong side of the fabric. ■ Correct thread tension The pattern can be seen from the wrong side of the fabric. If the thread tension is not set correctly, the pattern will not finish well.

  • Page 173: Adjusting The Bobbin Case (with No Color On The Screw)

    Making Embroidery Adjustments If this occurs, turn the slotted-head screw (-) clockwise, Press being careful not to over-tighten the screw, approximately 30-45 degrees to increase bobbin tension. Note • With “Embroidery Tension” on the setting screen, the tension of the upper thread can be adjusted for embroidering.

  • Page 174: Using The Automatic Thread Cutting Function (end Color Trim)

    Making Embroidery Adjustments Using the automatic thread cutting function Memo (END COLOR TRIM) • “spm” is the number of stitches sewn in one minute. The automatic thread cutting function will cut the thread at • Decrease the embroidery speed when the end of sewing each color.

  • Page 175: Selecting/displaying Patterns According To The Embroidery Frame Size

    Making Embroidery Adjustments Selecting/displaying patterns according to the embroidery frame size If “Embroidery Frame Identification View” in the settings screen is set to “ON”, the pattern can be edited in the screen as if that embroidery frame is attached. When “Embroidery Frame Identification View” is set to “OFF”.

  • Page 176: Changing The Background Colors Of The Embroidery Patterns

    Making Embroidery Adjustments Changing the background colors of the Specifying the size of pattern thumbnails embroidery patterns The thumbnails for selecting an embroidery pattern can be set to be displayed at the smaller size or a larger size. The larger In the settings screen, the background colors can be changed size is 1.5 times the smaller size.

  • Page 177: Using The Memory Function

    Using the Memory Function Using the Memory Function ■ Precautions on using the computer to create Embroidery data precautions and save data • If the name of the embroidery data file/folder Observe the following precautions when using embroidery cannot be identified, for example, because the data other than that created and saved in this machine.

  • Page 178: Saving Embroidery Patterns In The Machine's Memory

    Using the Memory Function ■ If the memory is full Saving embroidery patterns in the machine’s If the following screen appears, either the maximum memory number of patterns have been saved or the pattern you want to save uses a lot of memory, and the machine cannot save it.

  • Page 179: Saving Embroidery Patterns To Usb Flash Drive

    Using the Memory Function Memo Note • If there is enough memory available after deleting • The processing speed may vary by quantity of the pattern, the pattern you want to save will be data. saved automatically. If there is not enough •...

  • Page 180: Recalling From Usb Flash Drive

    Using the Memory Function Select the pattern. If the stitch pattern to be retrieved Memo is in a folder, press the key for that folder. • The selected pattern can be saved to USB flash • Press to move to the previous/next page. drive directly by pressing •...

  • Page 181

    Using the Memory Function If necessary, edit the pattern, and press → Embroidery settings screen is displayed. Press → The embroidery screen is displayed. Embroidering E-35...

  • Page 182

    Using the Memory Function E-36...

  • Page 183: Appendix

    Appendix This section provides important information for operating this machine. Please read this section to find troubleshooting tips and pointers as well as how to keep your machine in the best working order. Page number starts with “A” in this section. Chapter1 MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING..A-2...

  • Page 184: Chapter 1 Maintenance And Troubleshooting

    If problems occur, such as difficulty turning the handwheel or CAUTION an unusual noise, immediately stop using the machine, and contact your authorized Brother dealer or the nearest Brother • Unplug the power cord before cleaning the authorized service center.

  • Page 185

    Care and Maintenance ■ If there is a screw in the needle plate cover Use the cleaning brush or a vacuum cleaner to remove any lint and dust from the race and bobbin thread 1 Use the L-shaped (or disc-shaped) screwdriver to sensor and the surrounding area.

  • Page 186: About The Maintenance Message

    One beep sounds. Once this message appears, it is recommended to take your ■ If an incorrect operation is performed machine to an authorized Brother dealer or nearest Brother Two or four beeps sound. authorized service center for a regular maintenance check.

  • Page 187: Troubleshooting

    For this reason, the thread is visible from the support.brother.com/ ”. right side of the fabric. If the problem persists, contact your Brother dealer or the nearest Brother authorized service center. ■ Remedy/check details Correctly install the bobbin thread.

  • Page 188: Tangled Thread On Wrong Side Of Fabric

    Troubleshooting ■ Remedy/check details Pull the thread to pass it through the slit in the needle plate cover, then cut it with the cutter. Remove the tangled thread, and then correct the upper threading. Remove the tangled thread. If it cannot be removed, cut the thread with scissors.

  • Page 189: Incorrect Thread Tension

    Troubleshooting Pass the thread under the thread guide plate, and then Incorrect thread tension pull it up. ■ Symptoms • Symptom 1: The bobbin thread is visible from the right side of the fabric. (Refer to illustration below) • Symptom 2: The upper thread appears as a straight line on the right side of the fabric.

  • Page 190: Fabric Is Caught In The Machine And Cannot Be Removed

    If the operation could not be completed stitches. according to the procedure, instead of attempting to complete it forcefully, contact your nearest Brother authorized service • Refer to “Fabric/thread/needle combinations” in the center. “Basic operations” section to check that a needle and thread appropriate for the fabric are being used.

  • Page 191

    Slightly lift up the needle plate, cut any tangled threads, and then remove the needle plate. Remove the fabric and threads from the needle plate. If the fabric cannot be removed, even after completing these steps, contact your nearest Brother authorized service center. Appendix A-9...

  • Page 192

    • Never use bent needles. Bent needles can feed dogs operate correctly. easily break, possibly resulting in injuries. If the needle or feed dogs contact the needle plate, the machine may be malfunctioning; therefore, contact your nearest Brother authorized service center. A-10...

  • Page 193: When The Thread Became Tangled Under The Bobbin Winder Seat

    Troubleshooting Turn off the machine, and then install the bobbin and presser foot. CAUTION • Refer to “Installing the bobbin” and “Replacing the presser foot” in the “Basic operations” section. • Do not remove the bobbin winder seat even if the thread become tangled under the bobbin Correctly thread the machine.

  • Page 194

    Troubleshooting Hold the thread end with your left hand, and wind off the thread clockwise with your right hand as shown below. Wind the bobbin again. Note • Make sure that the thread passes under the pretension disk of the bobbin-winding thread guide correctly.

  • Page 195: List Of Symptoms

    Check the steps for threading the machine and B-24 rethread the machine. The needle threader hook is bent and does not Contact your authorized Brother dealer or the – pass through the eye of the needle. nearest Brother authorized service center.

  • Page 196

    Troubleshooting Symptom Probable Cause Remedy Reference The sewing light is damaged. Contact your authorized Brother dealer or the – The sewing light nearest Brother authorized service center. does not come on. “Light” is set to “OFF” in the settings screen.

  • Page 197

    Reinstall the needle correctly. B-31 There are scratches around the opening of the Replace the needle plate, or consult your needle plate. authorized Brother dealer. There are scratches around the opening in the Replace the presser foot, or consult your B-33 presser foot.

  • Page 198

    There are needle holes or friction scratches in Replace the bobbin case, or consult your the bobbin case. authorized Brother dealer. Feed dogs are set in the down position. Slide the feed dog position switch to the right Fabric does not feed through the machine.

  • Page 199

    Presser foot pressure is set incorrectly for Adjust presser foot pressure within the settings B-43 fabric. screen. The feed mechanism is damaged. Contact your authorized Brother dealer or the – The fabric feeds in nearest Brother authorized service center. the opposite direction.

  • Page 200

    B-57 stretch fabrics, lightweight fabrics, fabrics with a coarse weave, or fabrics that often cause pattern shrinkage. See your authorized Brother dealer for the proper stabilizer. There was an object placed near the machine, If the frame bumps something during sewing,...

  • Page 201: Error Messages

    Turn the machine off, then back on again. If this message continues to appear, the machine may be malfunctioning. Please contact your authorized Brother dealer or the nearest Brother authorized service center. Cannot change the configuration of the characters.

  • Page 202

    Control” to “OFF” in the settings screen (page B-13), or use the foot controller to operate the machine. If error message “F**” appears in the LCD while the sewing machine is being used, the machine may be malfunctioning. Contact your authorized Brother dealer or the nearest Brother authorized service center. A-20...

  • Page 203: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications ■ Sewing machine Item Specification Dimensions of machine Approx. 480 mm (W) × 300 mm (H) × 249.4 mm (D) (Approx. 18-7/8 inches (W) × 11-7/8 inches (H) × 9-7/8 inches (D)) Weight of machine Approx. 9.8 kg (Approx. 21.6 lb) Sewing speed 70 to 850 stitches per minute Needles...

  • Page 204: Upgrading Your Machine's Software Using Usb Flash Drive

    Press sewing machine. When an upgrade program is available on our website at → The following screen appears. “ http://support.brother.com/ ”, please download the file(s) following the instructions on the website and steps listed below. Note • When using USB flash drive to upgrade the...

  • Page 205: Index

    Index Index Numerics combining ................D-12 editing ..................D-7 1/4" quilting foot ............... S-28 retrieving ................D-17 1/4" quilting foot with guide ............. S-28 saving ..............D-15 D-16 7 mm satin stitches ..............D-2 selecting ................. D-2 sewing ................... D-4 Checking needle ..............

  • Page 206

    Index using a frame pattern to make an appliqué ....E-20 E-21 Mirroring stitches ..............B-43 Embroidery sheet ..............B-59 Multi color key ................E-9 Embroidery unit ................. B-3 MY CUSTOM STITCH attachment ................B-54 designing ................D-19 carriage ................B-54 entering data ...............

  • Page 207

    Index Replacing presser foot .............. B-33 Touch panel ................B-4 Retrieving Touch pen ..............B-4 B-16 character/decorative stitch patterns ........D-17 Trial key ................... B-63 machine’s memory ........... D-17 E-33 Trial sewing ................S-2 MY CUSTOM STITCH designs ..........D-24 Triple stretch stitch ............

  • Page 208

    Please visit us at where you can get product support and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). English 888-G00/G02/G04/G05 Printed in Vietnam XF9595-0011...

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