IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: This sewing machine is designed and manufactured for household use only. Read all instructions before using this sewing machine. DANGER — To reduce the risk of electric shock: 1.
ESSENTIAL PARTS Names of Parts Thread take-up lever Foot pressure dial Reference chart Top cover Touch panel stylus holder Bobbin thread cutter B Bobbin winder spindle Bobbin thread cutter A Hole for extra spool pin Spool pin Spool holder (large) Thread tension dial Face cover Thread cutter...
Accessories Storage The accessories can be conveniently stored in the foot storage compartment and in the extension table. In front compartment: Open the cover to the front. Each pockets can be tilted forward for easy access. q Cover w Pocket e Circular pivot pin r Zigzag foot A t Overedge foot M y Rolled hem foot D...
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 Closed-toe foot Open-toe foot Clear view foot...
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.
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.
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.
Controlling Sewing Speed Speed control slider You can limit the maximum sewing speed with the speed control slider according to your sewing needs. To increase the sewing speed, move the slider to the right. To decrease the sewing speed, move the slider to the left. Foot Control Pressing on the foot control can vary sewing speed.
Function Keys q LCD screen !5 Direct pattern selection keys (refer to page 25) The LCD screen shows the following information when the You can select the stitch patterns 01 , 04 , 11 , and 23 machine is turned on: in mode 1 directly.
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.
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.
Balancing Thread Tension Auto-thread tension For general sewing, set the thread tension dial at AUTO, which covers a wide range of sewing conditions. q Thread tension dial Balanced thread tension For straight stitch sewing, both needle and bobbin threads will join at the middle of the fabrics. For zigzag stitch sewing, the needle thread will appear slightly on the wrong side of the fabric.
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...
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.
Replacing the Needle Plate Use the straight stitch needle plate when sewing fine fabrics or sewing with straight stitches. CAUTION: Always make sure to press the lockout key to lockout the machine or turn the power switch off before replacing the needle plate. z Slide the extension table to the left to remove it.
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. Press the lockout key to lockout the machine or turn the power switch off.
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.
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 “J”...
Winding the bobbin NOTE: Set the speed control slider at the fastest position (refer to page 9). z Pull the thread from the spool. Hold the thread with both hands and pass the thread into the guide slot q. q Guide slot x Draw the thread to the left and forward around the thread guide w.
Inserting the bobbin z Press the lockout key. Place a bobbin in the bobbin holder with the thread running off counterclockwise as shown on the hook cover plate. q Lockout key w End of thread e Bobbin holder r Hook cover plate x Hold the bobbin with your fingertip so it does not rotate.
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.
Built-in Needle Threader NOTE: • 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 or turn the power switch off before using the built-in needle threader.
Drawing up the Bobbin Thread After using auto thread cutting or threading the bobbin holder, you can start sewing without drawing up the bobbin thread. However, you need to draw up the bobbin thread when sewing gathering stitches etc. z Remove the bobbin. Insert the bobbin into the bobbin holder again and rethread the bobbin holder according to the instructions on page 19, but leave a 10 cm (4˝) tail of bobbin thread as shown.
Selecting the Patterns Mode 1–6 To select stitch patterns in modes 1–6, first press the mode key q to select your desired mode. Each time you press the mode key, the mode number w indicated on the left side of the screen will change, and the mode changes as follows, Mode 1: Utility and decorative stitch pattern selection Mode 2: Decorative stitch pattern selection...
Customizing Machine Settings You can customize the machine settings to your preference. Press the set key q and LCD screen will show the machine setting mode. Press the mode key w to select the desired setting. Each time you press the mode key, the mode number e changes, and you can set the following machine functions as follows: e Mode number...
Needle stop position setting The machine always stops with the needle in the down position except when sewing buttonholes, specialty stitches such as darning or eyelet, monograms, etc. However you can select the needle stop position up or down. Enter the machine setting mode. Press the mode key to enter the needle stop position setting.
Key position calibration If the function keys seem out of alignment, calibrate the key position as follows. z Enter the machine setting mode. Press the mode key 4 times to enter the key position calibration. x Press the start/stop button q. (t3) (t5) (t4)
BASIC SEWING Straight Stitch Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 01, 01S w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A or Even feed foot r Foot pressure: Starting to sew Raise the presser foot and position the fabric edge next to a seam guide on the needle plate.
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 NOTE: 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.
Adjusting the Needle Drop Position The needle drop position of the straight stitches can be altered by pressing the stitch width adjusting key. The needle drop position can be adjusted for following straight stitch patterns: Mode 1: Mode 2: Press the “ ”...
Needle Plate for Straight Stitch The stitch patterns 01-08 (mode 1) can be sewn with the needle plate for straight stitch. Mode 1: Replace the needle plate with the needle plate for straight stitch (refer to page 16). “S” mark will appear at the end of the pattern number when the needle plate for straight stitch is attached.
Straight Stitch with Left Needle Position Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 04, 04S w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A or Even feed foot r Foot pressure: Use this stitch to seam the edge of fabrics. Triple Stretch Stitch Machine settings q Pattern:...
Sewing with Even Feed Foot (Walking foot) Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 01-13 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Even feed foot r Foot pressure: CAUTION: Always make sure to press the lockout key to lockout the machine or turn the power switch off before replacing the presser foot.
Zipper Sewing Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 01 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.
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.
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.
Rolled Hem Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 01 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...
Gathering Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 01 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. NOTE: Pull up the bobbin thread and draw a 10 cm (4˝) thread tail to the back before starting to sew.
Zigzag Stitch Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 11, 12 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A or Even feed foot 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.
Multiple Zigzag Stitch (Tricot stitch) Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 13 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A or Even feed foot r Foot pressure: This stitch is used to finish a raw edge of synthetics and other stretch fabrics that tend to pucker.
Knit Stitch Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 15 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.
Blind Hemming Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 18, 19 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Blind hemming foot G r Foot pressure: Select pattern 18 for woven fabrics or pattern 19 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 –...
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 “...
Buttonholes Variety of buttonholes 23 Square 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 Round end buttonhole This buttonhole is used on fine to medium weight fabrics especially for blouses and children’s clothes.
Square Buttonhole Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 23 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R r Foot pressure: The size of a buttonhole is automatically set by placing a button in the rear of automatic buttonhole foot R. The button holder of the foot takes a button size of 1 cm (3/8˝) to 2.5 cm (1˝) in diameter.
v Lower the presser foot and pull the buttonhole lever down as far as it will go. u Buttonhole lever NOTE: Make sure there is no gap between the slider and front stopper, otherwise the buttonhole will be out of position or there will be a sewing gap.
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.
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.
Using the Stabilizer Plate The stabilizer plate holds and supports the fabric so it is helpful when sewing buttonholes over the hem of thick fabrics. z Insert the tab of the stabilizer plate q into the slot w of the buttonhole foot. q Stabilizer plate w Slot x Place the button on the button holder of the foot.
Round End and Fine Fabric Buttonholes Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 24, 25 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R r Foot pressure: The sewing procedure is the same as the square buttonhole (refer to pages 47-49). The machine will sew a buttonhole in the order shown.
Corded Buttonhole Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 29 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Automatic buttonhole foot R r Foot pressure: Place the button on the button holder on the buttonhole foot. Hook a filler cord on the spur on the front of the foot. Bring the ends of cord toward the back and under the foot.
Welted Buttonhole Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 32 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.
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.
Button Sewing Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 33 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.
Darning Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 34 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.
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 “...
Tacking Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 35 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.
Eyelet Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 36 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.
DECORATIVE STITCHING Applique – Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 37-44 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.
Fringing Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 37 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.
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 mirror image key. Sew down the other side (refer to page 76 for mirror image sewing). q Mirror image key c Remove the yarn or fabric threads between the stitching.
Fagoting Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 58 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: * Stitch patterns (mode 1) (mode 2) can also be used. Use this stitch to join two pieces of fabric to create an open work appearance and add design interest.
Patchwork Piecing Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 05, 06, 07, 05S-07S w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: 1/4˝ seam foot O or Zigzag foot A or Even feed foot r Foot pressure: NOTE: Use 1/4˝ seam foot O for the stitch pattern 06, 07, 06S and 07S in mode 1.
Quilting Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 01, 01S w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Zigzag foot A or Even feed foot r Foot pressure: t Quilting guide bar or Quilting guide bar (for even feed foot) Attaching the quilting guide bar The quilting guide bar is helpful when sewing parallel, evenly spaced rows of stitching.
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.
Free Motion Quilting (1) Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 04S w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Convertible free motion quilting foot QB-S r Foot pressure: t Feed dog: Lowered Attaching the convertible free motion quilting foot Attach the needle plate for straight stitch (refer to page 16). Loosen the setscrew and remove the foot holder.
Free Motion Quilting (2) Machine settings q Pattern: MODE 1: 01, 01S, 04, 04S, 11, 12 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Darning foot PD-H r Foot pressure: t Feed dog: Lowered NOTE: A message appears when starting the machine with the feed dog lowered.
Satin Stitches Machine settings − q Pattern: MODE 1: 74–85 w Thread tension: AUTO e Presser foot: Satin stitch foot F r Foot pressure: Patterns 74–85 can be elongated up to 5 times their original length while the stitch density remains the same. Elongation ratio Example: Pattern number 76 (mode 1) Select pattern number 76 (mode 1).
Twin Needle Sewing The utility stitches and decorative stitches shown on the Mode 1 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.
NOTE: • When you sew patterns with the twin needle, test the stitches first before you sew on the garment. • Use the zigzag foot A or satin stitch foot F for twin needle sewing. • When changing the sewing direction, raise the needle and presser foot then turn the fabric.
PROGRAMMING A PATTERN COMBINATION Pattern Combination Example: Programming patterns 79 and 81 (mode 1). NOTE: • 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.
Programming Auto-lock Stitch Example: Programming patterns 76 (mode 1) and auto- lock stitch. The machine will sew the pattern, auto-lock stitch, and stop automatically. z Select pattern 76 (mode 1). x Press the memory key. c Select pattern 87 (mode 1). Press the memory key.
Programming Automatic Thread Cutting To cut the threads automatically after sewing the pattern combination, press automatic thread cutting key. The cutter sign will be indicated on the LCD screen. Press the automatic thread cutting key again to cancel it. q Cutter sign z Select pattern 79 (mode 1).
Pattern Combination with a Mirror Image Example: Pattern 79 (mode 1) and its mirror image z Select pattern 79 (mode 1). x Press the memory key. c Select pattern 79 (mode 1). Press the mirror image key. The mirror sign will appear on the LCD screen. q Mirror sign v Press the memory key.
Resuming a 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 76 (mode 1) z Select pattern 76 (mode 1).
Bridge Stitches Stitch pattern numbers 38 to 42 (mode 2) are bridge stitches, which are used to insert straight stitches after a stitch pattern. NOTE: The bridge stitch pattern numbers 40 and 42 (mode 2) cannot be selected individually. Insert the bridge stitches after a stitch pattern. When the pattern is deleted, the inserted bridge stitches are also deleted.
Use the stitch pattern 86 (blank space) in mode 1 or 2 if you wish to insert a space between stitch patterns. w Blank space...
Monogramming Selecting a character In mode 3, 4, 5 and 6, you can program text by entering the number and alphabets. Mode 3: Alphabets/number/symbol Mode 4: European accented letters Mode 5: Cyrillic letters Mode 6: 9 mm monogram (capital letter/number only) Programming a monogram Example: To program “R&B”...
Spacing To enter the space in monogramming, select the stitch pattern 97, 98 or 99 in mode 3, 4, 5 or 6. q Pattern 97: Small-size space (2.5 mm) w Pattern 98: Medium-size space (3.5 mm) e Pattern 99: Large-size space (5.0 mm) Monogram size The stitch width of monogramming does not indicate the actual size of character.
Editing a Pattern Combination Viewing a long combination The LCD screen only shows one pattern at a time. If the entire combination is not displayed, press the cursor key to view the rest of the combination. Press the right arrow “ ”...
Deleting and Inserting a Pattern Example: Deleting pattern “B” and inserting “W” from “ABC”. z Press the cursor key to shift the cursor under the pattern to be deleted. Move the cursor under the pattern “B”. x Press the clear key. Pattern “B”...
Uniform Stitch Adjustment The stitch width and length of the programmed patterns can be uniformly adjusted. Example: Adjusting the stitch width of the programmed pattern 52 (mode 2) and its mirror image. Shift the cursor to the right of the last programmed pattern.
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 Select pattern 76 (mode 1). Press the memory key. x Press the memory key again.
Correcting Distorted Stitch Patterns The sewing results of the stretch stitch patterns may vary depending upon the 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.
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. Turn the power switch off and unplug the machine. Remove the needle plate (refer to page 16). Remove the needle and presser foot.
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.
Problems and Warning Signals If a buzzer sounds and the LCD screen shows a warning sign, follow the guidance below. Warning Sign Cause Try this 1. The start/stop button is pressed with the foot control Disconnect the foot control. connected. 2.
Warning Sign Cause Try this The selected stitch patter cannot be flipped. Select the other stitch pattern for a mirror image. (E1-E7) The machine does not work properly due to a problem in Contact the service center the control circuit. or the store from whom the machine was purchased.
Troubleshooting Condition Cause Reference The needle thread 1. The needle thread is not threaded properly. Page 22 breaks 2. The needle thread tension is too tight. Page 13 3. The needle is bent or blunt. Page 17 4. The needle is incorrectly inserted. Page 17 5.